50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 8, 1969

It is going to cost $800 to make up five 20-picture color albums to send to five major motion picture firms to show what kinds of scenery exist in Baker County.

“We have found a source of good color pictures that fills the need,” John Rogers, Baker County Chamber of Commerce president said.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 8, 1994

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest employees who qualify have until May 13 to accept up to $25,000 to retire or resign.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 8, 2009

Baker City Manager Steve Brocato plans to privatize the city’s planning department.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that Planning Director Don Chance will be out of a job.

In fact, Chance — or, rather, his company, Confluence Planning Services — is one of two finalists to take over what has been a public function.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 9, 2018

A pack of wolves has killed at least three calves since Thursday night in eastern Baker County, and the rancher involved is calling for state wildlife officials to kill all eight wolves in the pack.

“I would like to see the whole pack annihilated,” Chad DelCurto said this morning. “If a pack is killing livestock, you’ve got to kill every one of them that has been involved in that.”

DelCurto said he turned out 130 cow-calf pairs late last week in the Sheep Mountain area southeast of Halfway.

Within 48 hours, he said, wolves had killed three calves. Seven others were either injured or are missing, DelCurto said.

He has asked the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to kill the wolves, but an agency decision is pending.

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