50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

October 10, 1969

A winning touch was added to homecoming weekend at Pine-Eagle High School Friday afternoon as the Pine-Eagle Spartans skinned the Union Bobcats by a score of 27-18 in Halfway.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

October 10, 1994

Orville Rohner, a Baker City dairy producer who died Friday, will be among those honored as 1994 Diamond Pioneers by the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences Oct. 19 in Corvallis.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

October 9, 2009

Opponents of what’s been called a “rural lights out” or “dark sky” ordinance packed Thursday night’s County Planning Commission meeting to testify and urge the commission to drop it from a proposed revision of the county’s subdivision ordinance.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

October 10, 2018

Baker County is over nine months late in submitting its 2016-2017 fiscal year financial audit to the state, and the 2017-18 audit won’t be finished by the Dec. 31, 2018, deadline either.

County officials say the delay has to do with the county contracting with a different accounting firm to do the audit.

The county’s tardiness has triggered a three-year-old state law that allows the state to withhold 10 percent of some revenue, such as cigarette and liquor taxes, that is distributed to counties and cities.

The county receives about $81,500 per year in liquor taxes and about $15,000 in cigarette taxes.

Amy Dale, the municipal audit manager for the Oregon Secretary of State’s audit division, said Baker County has been subject to the 10-percent revenue sharing withholding law since Sept. 1 of this year.

She did not know how much money, if any, has been withheld. Dale said some agencies distribute revenue sharing monthly, while others do so four times per year.

The county operates on a fiscal year that runs from July 1 to June 30.

The audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017, was due to the state by Dec. 31, 2017.

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