100 years ago

May 9, 1918 — The call for 250,000 men during May goes to all states except California, Oregon and Nevada, which, with the District of Columbia, already have supplied so large a part of their quotas that it was decided to not include them this time.

The movement in most states will begin May 25 and will be completed in five days.

75 years ago

May 13, 1943 — Two hundred and forty-six women have been hired to fill forest fire protection positions next summer on the national forests in Oregon and Washington, according to a statement by H.J. Andrews, regional forester of the forest service, U.S. department of agriculture, Portland.

The forest rangers report that all available positions adapted to women now have been filled, mostly by women living in or near the forests. School teachers and wives of men in the military services have been employed in large numbers.

50 years ago

May 8, 1968 — Making what is believed a season’s earliest fire jump in Region 6, three men from the U.S. Forest Service Redmond Air Center parachuted May 1 to a small fire on the shore of North Twin Lake.

The fire, which covered approximately an acre, was controlled, a six-man ground crew from the Bend district helping fight the blaze. A pump and hose from the regional warehouse at Redmond were air-dropped to the fire by a forest service twin Beechcraft.

25 years ago

May 12, 1993 — Problems with the behavior of some of the people who live in apartments above downtown stores could lead to a more stringent nuisance ordinance in Redmond.

The city council Tuesday directed staff to review other cities’ nuisance laws and bring a proposal back to the council.

The city has received numerous complaints in the past year regarding the behavior of some of the residents of downtown apartments, including littering, trespassing on rooftops, disorderly conduct, spitting from windows and throwing offensive materials, such as condoms, on sidewalks.

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