50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 13, 1968

Blinking in the bright Oregon sunlight, Ed Sullivan of CBS-TV arrived at the Baker Airport yesterday morning from Santa Monica to visit Paramount’s movie site near here.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 13, 1993

Morris Carter has endured a kaleidoscope of weather since he left Independence, Mo., May 2 in charge of five wagons.

Wagon master of the Historic Trails Expedition Wagon Train — the only one to travel all 2,100 miles of the Oregon Trail during the route’s 150th anniversary this year — Carter, of Casper, Wyo., figures to be snowed on before he reaches Independence, Ore., in mid-October.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 12, 2008

Area political leaders, police, firefighters and the Oregon Honor Guard took time Thursday to remember the Sept. 11 attacks and to say thank you to the people who protect Americans at home and abroad.

About 35 people, many in dress uniforms, attended a solemn 25-minute ceremony at the Baker City National Guard Armory.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 13, 2017

Baker City councilors tabled their discussion Tuesday about whether to accept a $426,000 federal grant to hire three firefighter/paramedics for three years.

The City has until Nov. 1 to decide on the grant after City Manager Fred Warner Jr. received a one-month extension from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the grant.

If the City Council accepts the grant, the city would have to raise about $265,000 as a match. The amounts would be smaller the first two years.

During those years, Warner told councilors, the fire department’s savings in overtime costs due to the three new employees would cover the grant match.

The challenge is the third and fourth years (although the grant is technically for three years, it would affect parts of four fiscal years).

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