50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 4, 1969

Teachers in any school in Baker County can get one day service on any of the 157 films that the Baker County Intermediate Education District’s Instructional Media Center has in its film library.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 4, 1994

Mother Nature pulled the plug on Baker County’s water supply in March, raising fears of drought and irrigation water shortages after a one-year respite.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 3, 2009

Baker County Commission on Children and Families director Judy Barzee has seen the future for the 13 programs her department administers, and — because of state funding woes — it’s a slimmed-down version of the present.

Barzee briefed county commissioners Wednesday not only on how projected cuts could impact social service programs in Baker County, but how other funding sources that those programs can leverage might be affected too.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 4, 2018

A court ruling requiring officials to pass more water through the spillways of eight federal dams to aid migrating salmon and steelhead, rather than using the water to produce electricity, could increase monthly bills for Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative customers for part of the year.

The decision Monday by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affects four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington and four on the Columbia River.

The release of water started Tuesday at the Snake River dams, and will start April 10 at the Columbia River dams.

The Army Corps of Engineers, which operates all the dams, already boosts water flows through the impoundments during the spring and summer to aid fish, some of which are threatened or endangered, as they migrate to the Pacific Ocean.

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