50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

July 6, 1968

Baker City Council held a special meeting last night to “clear the air” as to why city policemen are “moonlighting” at the Paramount movie site of “Paint Your Wagon” as security guards.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 6, 1993

About 200 people gathered near the shores of Brownlee Reservoir Sunday morning to honor a Richland man who 25 years ago gave his life for his country.

Independence Day was a fitting occasion for the dedication of John Noble Holcomb Park, a cooperative project built in the memory of the 22-year-old Richland man who was killed in Vietnam on Dec. 3, 1968.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 7, 2008

HAINES — Former Baker County Justice of the Peace Larry Cole stepped down from the bench Jan. 1, 2007. These days the 71-year-old former jurist — and before that, local mechanic — is more into a restorative justice that combines both his professions.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 7, 2017

Baker County commissioners approved an eclipse related declaration of disaster at their Wednesday meeting.

County Emergency Services Manager Jason Yencopal said the declaration will allow the county to better respond to issues related to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse (before and after the event) that is estimated to bring as many as 50,000 visitors to the area.

“We can declare a state of emergency for the county if we consider there’s an imminent threat ... We know that there’s a lot of people coming,” he said. “We’re going to have a lot more lives out there.”

Most of Baker County is in the 70-mile-wide path of totality in which the sun will be totally obscured by the moon for up to 2 1/2 minutes depending on one’s location within the corridor.

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