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COLUMN: Small Enterprise news team tackles challenging stories

Downtown Vale on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Malheur Enterprise/Les Zaitz)

News in a disaster can’t wait a week.

That’s why our news crew – the entire crew, in fact – worked so hard in recent days to keep you up to date.

The Malheur Enterprise, of course, publishes once a week. But delivering news on Thursday that schools were closed on Monday doesn’t help parents or school workers.

That’s why we turned our Facebook page in Malheur County’s go-to source for developments. We wanted to get out to the community vital information as fast as possible. We know you all had decisions to make.

That’s why you got up-to-minute news when Interstate 84 was closed – again – or when other roads were impassible. We posted reports . . .