50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

Oct. 31, 1968

The Baker County Council on Alcoholism is launching an extensive Fall membership and information drive, according to its president, Boyd Sharp.

Charlie Simpson, the membership chairman, said 5,000 brochures, explaining the goals and purposes of the council, are being mailed out to every resident of Baker County. These brochures, also, provide an opportunity for people to become members of the Alcoholism Council.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 1, 1993

Most Baker City residents upset when they receive their property tax statements probably don’t understand how the assessor’s office functions and how the taxing system works.

Allen Phillips, Baker County assessor, said that even though the tax rate dropped this year because of Measure 5, property values continue to rise.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 31, 2008

Baker County and Baker City appear to be taking entirely different routes dealing with Idaho Power Company’s plan to build a transmission line through the county.

The company plans to build a 500-kilovolt transmission line between Boardman and Murphy, Idaho. The towers will be between 140 and 180 feet tall, and between 1,200 and 1,500 feet apart.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 1, 2017

After more than 20 hours of grinding — plus more time cutting and welding — Corrine Vegter has turned a 250-pound sheet of metal into the newest piece of public art in Baker City.

The sculpture, named Blazing Shadows, will be revealed during a ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Central Park. The park is just west of the Powder River, between Washington and Valley avenues.

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