50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 7, 1969

Three new councilmen and one re-elected councilman were sworn into office last night at a special city council meeting.

The new men taking office are: Dale Lethlean, Erhardt Buchfinck, and Dr. Charles Simpson. Taking his third oath, Hans Neuberger was sworn in after winning re-election in the November election.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 7, 1994

The Oregon Department of Energy is attempting to clear up some questions surrounding a series of shipments of cesium through Baker County next month.

The shipments will begin traveling from an industrial park outside Denver, Colo, the third week of February on their way to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 7, 2009

The law extending Oregon’s smoking ban to bars, taverns and lounges took effect Jan. 1 and has forced smokers to bundle up and step outside to light up.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 8, 2018

The Baker School District’s Outdoor School has continued to operate over the past 25 years when other districts had to give up their programs because of budget cuts.

Because administrators, staff and parents believed the outdoor lessons taught to sixth-graders each year were of great value, Parent-Teacher organizations, grant funding and a steady troop of volunteers and community partners allowed the program to continue.

Scrapping for money won’t be necessary in the coming years thanks to statewide passage of Ballot Measure 99 in November 2016 that allocated funding for Outdoor School programs for Oregon fifth- and sixth-graders.

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