EDITORIAL: Thanks, search volunteers, for answering the call

Sometimes, it’s easy to take for granted what volunteers do for a community. Every one of them deserves appreciation, and that’s particularly true for members of the search and rescue team at the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office.

The story started on a Saturday night recently, when three area residents decided to head out for nighttime activities west of Owyhee Lake. Bailey Frasch, 21, Kasey Mendoza, 27, and Carlos Mendoza, 29, didn’t return as expected, and friends and family worried. They launched their own search the next day. And then they called the professionals.

By then, it . . .