50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

May 13, 1969

A public hearing concerning the recommendation by the city planning commission to amend a zoning ordinance, which would allow the Baker Hotel to be made into apartments, was the proposed solution in answering the many questions raised concerning the Federal House Administration project.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 13, 1994

Everything former Baker City police officer Dennis Beyer did during the traffic stop for which he was fired was justified, an expert witness said Thursday in the second day of Beyer’s arbitration hearing.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 13, 2009

The Baker School Board will hear the details about a four-day school week when it meets May 19 to discuss ways to fund its programs in the face of tough economic times.

The plan, which calls for students to attend classes four days a week and teachers to continue to work five days, would save the district an estimted $140,000 to $150,000, Superintendent Don Ulrey told the district’s budget board Tuesday night.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 14, 2018

Baker County has prepared the draft of a certified letter to be mailed to a Pendleton man demanding that he remove a locked gate blocking a road near Lookout Mountain at the eastern side of the county.

County officials say the Connor Creek Road is a public right of way that must remain open.

The draft letter, which is being reviewed by District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff and two Ontario lawyers, is addressed to Todd Longgood, who owns the property at the west end of the Connor Creek Road, about six miles west of Brownlee Reservoir.

The site is about 30 air miles southeast of Baker City.

The Connor Creek Road connects the Snake River Road, on the reservoir’s Oregon shore, with the Daly Creek Road about two miles north of Lookout Mountain.

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