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

The historic Vale IOOF Building, once home to the Golden Slipper night club, collapsed on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The city is considering options to clean up rubble. (Adam Tolman special to the Malheur Enterprise)

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 the question: Now what?
The building, best known locally as the once-glorious home of the Golden Slipper, has been shuttered for years. County records show an Estacada company owns the property, but was selling it on contract to a woman who now lives in Coos Bay. What’s worse, the company no longer exists.
So, who gets to clear up the tower of rubble? In the short . . .