Winter storms hammer Malheur County

Terry Harris (left) and Danny Petty of the Vale Public Works Department dig out a manhole cover in Vale during a snow squall last week. (Pat Caldwell)

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

VALE – Malheur County is turning to the challenge of digging out from a record-breaking series of storms that stranded motorists and athletes, closed schools and businesses, and crushed buildings.

Snowfall depths varied around the county – from a few inches to more than a foot – but as temperatures rise . . .