50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

July 6, 1969

Approximately 45 persons from Baker, Union and Wallowa counties and other parts of the Northwest will participate in a three-day tour of Northeastern Oregon.

The tour has been scheduled by the nine-member Northeast Oregon Vacation Land Board of Directors.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 6, 1994

Baker City resident Zachary Davis has been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., July 17-27.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 6, 2009

The thin wires clutched in kids’ sweaty fists weren’t the only incendiary devices spewing sparks around Northeastern Oregon during the Independence Day weekend.

A series of potent thunderstorms pelted the region with thousands of lightning strikes, at least a few of which ignited wildfires.

Most of the storms also contained copious rain, though, and the abundant moisture helped to subdue the blazes until firefighters arrived.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 6, 2018

A Baker City couple want to create a subdivision near Sam-O Swim Center that would include 28 two-story townhouses in seven separate structures.

Kevin and Kimberly Luckini, who own Marble Peak Construction, have submitted an application to the city for the Park Springs subdivision.

The development is proposed on a 2.83-acre parcel the Luckinis bought earlier this year just south of Sam-O, the city-owned swimming pool.

The property is between Baker and Broadway streets, and is in a medium-density residential zone.

At least one longtime resident of the neighborhood has submitted a letter to the Baker City Planning Commission expressing his concerns about the amount of traffic the development would create, and urging the Commission to limit the number of homes allowed to match the current, lower density in the neighborhood.

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