Foreclosure looms for some Malheur County residents

By Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
VALE – The clock is ticking for 16 property owners in Malheur County who have unpaid property taxes.
County Treasurer Jennifer Forsyth has announced intentions to foreclose on the properties and take title for the county.
The annual ritual usually prompts past-due taxpayers to settle up.
That happened with a couple listed as owing the most – George and Doleen Martinez of Caldwell.
They owed a total of $13,154 in unpaid back taxes on three properties in the Nyssa area -- $10,128 for 865 Columbia Ave., $2,600 for 519 N. 4th St. and $424 for 879 Columbia Ave.
However, Martinez paid to keep all three properties out of foreclosure recently, the county treasurer’s office reported Monday. Martinez couldn’t be reached for comment.
A property at 1047 S.W. Main St, Vale, owes the second largest amount on the 2017 tax rolls. That . . .