50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

August 3, 1968

Ross B. Brinton of Baker City was one of six successful applicants for sheep tags in Oregon, according to the Oregon State Game Commission.

Brinton didn’t know of his good fortune until contacted by phone Friday by a Democrat-Herald reporter.

“I feel great. It’s just that I’m surprised,” Brinton said.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 3, 1993

WEATHERBY — If not for the popular 1970s television series “Little House on the Prairie,” Susan Smith of West Midlands County in Great Britain may never have made it across the Atlantic to the Oregon Trail.

It was that show about a pioneer family — and others like it such as “Bonanza” — that fueled Smith’s interest in the history of the American West.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 4, 2008

Four jittery women sit in a row, cloaked in smocks, nervous smiles on their faces. Their long, flowing locks of hair drape over their shoulders.

Four stylists, one assigned to each woman, brush firmly, searching for tangles. The fourth-annual Baker City Relay for Life drew hundreds to the Baker High School track Friday night to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 4, 2017

A human-caused fire that started Thursday afternoon along Brownlee Reservoir burned about 2,000 acres of grass and brush and poses a potential threat to wind turbines and a radio repeater.

The fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. about 10 miles north of Huntington.

Investigators haven’t determined the exact cause, but the blaze apparently started near the Snake River Road, said Kevin Moriarty, fire ecologist for the BLM’s Vale District.

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