50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

March 1, 1969

There are a number of things the city administration would like to see happen in the Industrial Corporation’s site along the Sumpter Highway, Vernon Jacobson, city manager, told the corporation’s members.

The corporation first off should dedicate the north-south road that presently divides the property to the city. He also said there should be an east-west road running down the middle of the property.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 1, 1994

More than $100 was taken at gunpoint from an Emmett, Idaho, truck driver shortly after he parked his truck at Baker Truck Corral Monday morning, according to Baker City Police.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 2, 2009

Baker City is only rarely what you could reasonably call soggy.

But winters around here are hardly ever as parched as this one has been.

The January-February period was the third-driest since 1920.

A total of .63 of an inch of precipitation fell at the Baker City Municipal Airport during the 59 days.

Which isn’t much, even accounting for this not being a Leap Year.

The average is 1.56 inches.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 2, 2018

Thanks to a grant from the state, Richland will be getting a new fire station.

On Wednesday Baker County Commission Chairman Bill Harvey announced that the county had been awarded a $1,288,700 Community Development Block Grant it had applied for in December to build the fire station for the Eagle Valley Rural Fire Protection District.

Ed Bowman, chairman of the Eagle Valley District’s board of directors, said the quest for a new fire station has been in the works since 2009.

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