50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 3, 1969

Baker and the abandoned Air Force Radar base will be toured Saturday by officials from Columbia Christian College of Portland, and Magic Valley Christian College of Albion, Ida.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 3, 1994

Friday’s Mayor’s Ball raised roughly $1,500, half of which will go to Mayor Larry Griffith and half to the Baker County Chamber of Commerce.

Griffith will donate half his proceeds to the Baker County Court Appointed Special Advocate program and half to the planned activity park at Sam-O Swim Center.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 1, 2009

It’s early in the snow season, but 2009 is already shaping up to be a good water year, with plenty of water flowing into streams and reservoirs around Baker County and across the state.

“At the Bureau of Reclamation hydromet station, the story is Phillips Lake is way ahead of last year,” said Rick Lusk, Baker County watermaster.

Since the beginning of the water year on Oct. 1, water stored in Phillips Reservoir measures roughly 5,000 acre-feet below the 30-year average.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 1, 2018

China’s plan to restrict the amount of recyclable plastic and paper it imports from the U.S. has domestic recyclers scrambling, but so far the effect in Baker City has been limited to mixed plastic containers.

Baker Sanitary Service stopped accepting those containers in September at its 24-hour recycling center at 12th and Campbell streets.

(The restriction doesn’t affect milk jugs.)

David Henry, president of the company, said Baker Sanitary is still accepting mixed paper.

That includes clean office-type paper, junk mail and cereal boxes (with the plastic liner removed).

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