50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

June 7, 1969

Bruce Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Schoeningh of Haines, will be among the 22 Citizen Ambassadors from Oregon who leave on June 16 for Europe, where they will visit nine countries.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 7, 1994

No mosquito of any age — even the lowly larvae — is safe in Baker Valley this year.

Baker County has hired Roy Hanan of Eagle Cap Aviation in La Grande to kill the pesky insects in the 200,000-acre vector control district, which includes Baker, Keating and Bowen valleys.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 8, 2009

City councilors will try, for the second time, to get through a first reading Tuesday on the proposed property maintenance ordinance — but it’ll have to be over the objection of Mayor Dennis Dorrah.

Dorrah said he wants his fellow councilors to discuss further refining definitions in the proposed ordinance at a work session before debating the proposal during a regular meeting.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 8, 2018

An effort to force a recall election of Baker City Councilor Adam Nilsson has failed.

Lawrence Christian, the Baker City man who filed a petition seeking the recall of Nilsson, said Thursday that he did not collect enough signatures by the Monday deadline.

Christian needed to collect at least 586 signatures from people registered to vote in city elections.

He estimated in late May that he had collected about 250 signatures.

Christian filed the petition on Feb. 23. He said he took the action because Nilsson pleaded guilty last fall to one count of criminal mischief related to his arrest on Aug. 1, 2017, at the abandoned lime plant near Huntington.

Nilsson was appointed to fill a vacancy on the seven-member City Council on Feb. 14, 2017. His term ends Dec. 31, 2018.

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