EDITORIAL: From ruins could come strength for Malheur County fairgrounds

Tents and towed-in bathrooms will have to do this year to make up for buildings lost to snow at the Malheur County Fairgrounds. That temporary fix relieves the urgency to

EDITORIAL: Time to embrace Salem’s offer

EDITORIAL: Time to embrace Salem’s offer

Malheur County has an unprecedented opportunity to shake off economic doldrums with legislation announced last week. We need to be sure not to let this chance slip away. House Bill

EDITORIAL: Step up to run for important local boards, councils

EDITORIAL: Step up to run for important local boards, councils

In May, voters in Malheur County will be looking for 84 good people to help oversee local governments. These unpaid public servants will decide how schools should be run, the

EDITORIAL: Rubble has no place in heart of our county seat

EDITORIAL: Rubble has no place in heart of our county seat

About the only good news to come out of last week’s collapse of the Vale IOOF Building was that no one got hurt. Emerging from the cloud of dust is

EDITORIAL: Sex trafficking not just a big city issue

Perhaps no one was more surprised by recent sex trafficking arrests than the police themselves. The operation is revealing about the seamy side of life here. But it also reveals

Beware the ol’ county fair buy out

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM “Roy, can you show us the scar? It’s gotta be a big one!” “What scar?” “Where they took your conscience

To Our Readers: New page dives into archives, explores past

If there’s anything local folks like more than high school sports, it’s probably Malheur County history. That’s been clear in the past year as we reviewed our feature offerings and

Just keep them dogies movin’

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM “Truly a beautiful day to be movin’ cows to summer pasture,” observed Steve’s boss. Satisfaction wafted off him in gently

My other brain is ready to help

Another View By Bill Hal As I grow older, I know more each day than I have ever known before. That’s almost true. The difference is that I don’t keep

Legislators must not wimp out on PERS issue

The recent news about Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System was gloomy, but the response was understated – almost as if we’re all getting inured to continuing high cost of questionable