50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

December 6, 1968

The tax problems facing the Oregon legislature in the 1969 session will be discussed at a town hall meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Baker High School. The meeting is being held so that Baker County residents can find out what the present tax situation is in the state.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 6, 1993

SALEM — State Sen. Wes Cooley, R-Powell Butte, said Friday he will decide before the end of the year whether to run for retiring Congressman Bob Smith’s seat.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 5, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Those lyrics from a traditional Christmas song reflect the hopes of Ski Anthony Lakes staff and ski shop owners in Baker City whose sales are lagging due to a lack of snow.

Last year was a good year, with enough snow at Ski Anthony Lakes, the resort in the Elkhorn Mountains about 35 miles northwest of Baker City, to open runs Thanksgiving weekend.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 6, 2017

Jayne and Mike Skidgel had a busy July — they got married and bought a store.

The process to buy Kicks Sportswear, however, started years before.

“We looked at it at least two years before we bought it,” Jayne said. “When they first put it out there, we thought ‘hmm ... that might be interesting.’ ”

The Skidgels, along with Jayne’s parents Jeff and Carole Smith, purchased Kicks at 1801 Main St., from Ryan and Kaylin Chaves, who opened the store in downtown Baker City about 10 years ago.

The ownership change was official July 1. Jayne said they are planning an open house in January after the holiday rush.

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