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Coffee’s on, as border town McDermitt gets a new business

Ashley Buckingham sells coffee drinks and a coffee branded for her new business. Somewhere Out West opened recently in McDermitt, located in southern Malheur County on the Oregon-Nevada state line. (Submitted photo)

McDERMITT – The town of McDermitt, which has drawn attention simply for straddling a state line, now has a new attraction to give drivers cause to pause. 

Ashley Buckingham recently opened Somewhere Out West Coffee and Eats on U.S. Highway 95, about 400 yards north of the Oregon-Nevada border. The business sells coffee drinks, bakery items, salads and paninis, and also showcases local goods.

While the business makes a refreshing stop for travelers passing through this remote area, Buckingham really had the local community in mind for her business. After another stopping place and eatery closed this year, she felt people from the area . . .