50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

June 14, 1968

A Sidewalk Sale and Back-To-School promotion were the main topics at the Baker Retail Merchants Meeting Wednesday night at the Baker Hotel.

In other business it was proposed to hold a store window painting contest, open to high school students, in order to promote the upcoming movie “Paint Your Wagon.”

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 14, 1993

The owner of Meadowbrook Place has reached a compromise with a Baker City citizens group and now plans to build a 29-unit addition to the facility.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 13, 2008

Just as he’d hoped, Police Chief Wyn Lohner’s officers have moved in to the city’s new police station just in time to respond to calls from the new location during the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally.

“We’ve moved in,” Lohner said Thursday morning while continuing the moving process at 1768 Auburn Ave., a former state office building that has stood vacant for the past two years.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 14, 2017

The Baker City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to start charging residents and businesses a monthly public safety fee on July 1.

Several citizens spoke out against the fee during the meeting at City Hall.

One man even vowed to make a citizens arrest of the seven councilors.

Joseph Martin said he was going to arrest the councilors for conspiracy to commit extortion against the citizens of Baker City, along with several other charges, if they passed the safety fee ordinance.

After the meeting, Martin read the list of charges and recited the Miranda warning. He left without incident as Baker City Police Lt. Dustin Newman stood by.

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