50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

June 6, 1969

Paramount Theatre in Portland will premiere the Oregon showing of “Paint Your Wagon” on Oct. 29. The announcement came in a letter from the theatre at the regular meeting of the Chamber of Commerce board of directors Tuesday evening.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 6, 1994

For Ray Smith of Baker City, D-Day was June 5, 1944, not June 6.

Just before midnight and the start of what would later be called “The Longest Day,” Smith, then a 27-year-old paratrooper, jumped with about 20 others from a C-47 airplane over Northwestern France. His and the other Allied planes were identified by three stripes on the wings and fuselage, he remembers, eyes wandering away for a moment to find the 50-year-old memory.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 5, 2009

Baker will make school history Saturday when the Bulldogs challenge top-ranked Astoria for the Class 4A state baseball championship.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 6, 2018

Some of Baker City’s oldest, or at least most decrepit, sewer pipes are getting a face-lift this month.

Except the new face, so to speak, is on the inside of the pipe rather than the outside.

Not that either side of a sewer pipe is especially attractive anyway.

The process is called “cured in place pipe lining,” and the city’s public works department has been using it for a decade to extend the life of pipes and to avoid having to dig them up and replace them, a costly task that also tears up streets.

The city’s contractor — PEC Corporation of Helena, Montana, has been the low bidder for the past few years, including 2018 — installs a resin-impregnated felt liner inside existing pipes, said Tom Fisk, operations supervisor for the public works department.

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