Business & economy

A Street Tavern sold, ending three-decade run for owner Saldana

Kathy Saldana says she wasn't expecting to stay long in Vale when she bought the A Street Tavern. Thirty years later, this is "my home," she said. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – Tragedy comes in all sizes and shapes, and for Kathy Saldana misfortune arrived one day in July 1987 at Marvin Wood Products in Baker City.

A planer saw accident sheared off most of the fingers of her right hand and thrust Saldana down a three-year journey that included five surgeries and a permanent disability.

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