50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 31, 1969

The Buddy Werner junior skiing team sponsored by Ellingson Lumber Co. came in first with a combined team time of 391 seconds last Sunday at Anthony Lakes.

The Boise Cascade team was second with a combined time of 564.7 and Ellingson Lumber Co. sponsored junior skiers were third with 728.1 seconds.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 31, 1994

The number of Wallowa-Whitman National Forest employees with reason to be nervous about losing their jobs has been cut almost in half since last week.

The Wallowa-Whitman has cut the number of employees on its surplus list from 48 to 27.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 30, 2009

Even during a recession, striving to retain good employees is a smart investment for businesses and agencies due to the high turnover costs and the shortage of qualified workers, according to the Oregon Employment Department.

The cost of replacing workers varies depending on the level of training and skill the job requires.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 31, 2018

Baker County Weed Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend the county remain a member of a regional noxious weed control agency.

Last fall the Baker County Board of Commissioners voted to give a 90-day notice to withdraw from the Tri-County Cooperative Weed Management Area (Tri-County), which includes Union and Wallowa counties.

Thursday is the deadline for Baker County to decide whether to leave the agency.

Tri-County, formerly based in Baker City but now with its office in La Grande, was formed more than 20 years ago to garner state and federal grants to deal with noxious weeds on private and public lands in the region.

The Board of Commissioners voted to withdraw from Tri-County after raising several issues over the previous several months, including a request to have an employee stationed in Baker County.

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