50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 6, 1968

As summer draws to an end, stop signs, yield, yield right of way signs and warning signs in the residential areas of Baker have been hidden from a motorists’ view by tree foliage.

In a short drive in one of Baker’s older residential areas numerous yield, yield right of way signs and stop signs were found to be almost non visible by a motorist until he is right on top of it.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 6, 1993

UNITY — The eighth-annual Bull Run Days celebration will kick off Saturday with the theme “Sagebrush Frolic.”

Parade lineup is at 10 a.m. at the Burnt River School parking lot. Entries are still being accepted. The parade will travel through downtown Unity at 11 a.m.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 5, 2008

Cycle Oregon is good for Baker High School principal Jerry Peacock, and it’s also good for many of his students.

Peacock will ride in his second Cycle Oregon beginning this weekend.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 4, 2017

Baker City has been awarded a federal grant that, if the City Council agrees to accept the money, would allow the city to hire three additional firefighters.

Whether the city could afford to keep the additional employees beyond the three-year period of the grant, however, is uncertain.

The fire department has 14 full-time employees now. They staff fire engines as well as the city’s ambulances.

The $426,000 SAFER (staffing for adequate fire and emergency response) grant is awarded through FEMA.

To receive the grant, the city would have to pay a 25-percent match for the first two years — $57,500 per year — and a 65-percent match — $149,700 — for the third year.

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