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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

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In less than a year, residents of Baker City and the surrounding area will be able to view their favorite programs on digital and high-definition television. Oregon Public Broadcasting received a $138,106 Rural Utility Service grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and plans to use those funds to install digital equipment for broadcasting in about 3,800 homes in the Baker Valley area. The grant will also fund a pilot program to use digital technology in seven Baker City schools beginning in 2007. Under the new grant, OPB will connect Baker Valley residents with resources in Salem, medical services at the Oregon Health & Science University, as well as nearly all of the public colleges in the Willamette Valley.

 

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