50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

August 17, 1968

There are still some of the 1,500 shares of stock in the Anthony Lakes Corporation worth $75,000 that weren’t purchased by present stockholders.

Robert Blank, general manager of ALC, said yesterday the stockholders pre-emptive rights ran out last Thursday.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 17, 1993

The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is the talk of Oregon, Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., told a group of Baker City business and civic leaders this morning.

The five-term senator arrived in Baker City Monday afternoon and left for La Grande after this morning’s breakfast meeting.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 18, 2008

A fire that Forest Service officials are watching rather than fighting in the Eagle Cap Wilderness grew from five acres to 200 acres during the hottest weekend of the year.

But fire managers say the lightning-sparked blaze near Minam Peak, about 38 air miles northeast of Baker City, has no potential to spread outside the 361,000-acre wilderness, Oregon’s largest.

They don’t intend to send firefighters into the wilderness to douse the flames.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 18, 2017

Baker City motel operators and RV park owners were busy Thursday welcoming guests to their full houses.

All rooms are booked at the Sunridge Inn, Baker City’s largest motel, in expectation of Monday’s solar eclipse.

Wyatt Pifher, front desk manager at the 156-room Sunridge, which is part of the Best Western chain of motels, said most rooms throughout the community are sold out for Aug. 19, 20 and 21.

“We’ve got some porta potties and are talking about setting up for RVs and tents,” he said. “It’s definitely going to be crazy.”

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