50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

June 28, 1969

“Forests must remain forests. Not all can become parklands,” Congressman Al Ullman told members of the Chamber of Commerce and their guests at a luncheon Friday noon at the Shangri-la.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 28, 1994

Oregon’s big tree hunter, Maynard C. Drawson of Salem, is hot on the trail of the last hanging tree in Oregon.

His search has brought him to Baker County, where he hopes to visit the huge pine today. He said it is just inside Baker County, west of Rye Valley.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 29, 2009

The way U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden figures it, Congress has a number of health care reform proposals on the table. But only one will receive a presidential endorsement.

That’s why Wyden, in Baker City Saturday to hold a town hall meeting, sought out — and got — private time with Pres. Barack Obama earlier this month to discuss Wyden’s Healthy Americans Act, a proposal he made six years ago which now enjoys bipartisan support from 13 other senators.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 29, 2018

The clock proves that Bill Harvey spoke for five minutes to a congressional subcommittee Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

But Harvey said those minutes seemed to him to pass almost in the blink of an eye.

“It was the fastest five minutes you’ll ever have in your life, trying to get all your thoughts across,” Harvey, chairman of the Baker County Board of Commissioners, said with a chuckle.

Albeit a rather tired chuckle.

It was something of a whirlwind trip, Harvey said Thursday morning, just hours after returning from a cross-country flight.

But also a productive one, he believes, during which Harvey delivered a message that has been a focus for him since he ran for his current office in 2014.

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