County Court mulls questions, finds few answers in Idaho border meeting

Malheur County Judge Dan Joyce, shown in his office, and the other members of the County Court heard comments in favor and opposition to the Move Oregon's Border concept. (Enterprise file photo)

VALE – The urban-rural divide in Oregon was center stage Monday during a special meeting of the Malheur County Court regarding a concept to move the state’s border to incorporate a number of eastern Oregon counties into Idaho.

Last year Malheur County voters approved a measure to compel the county court – the county commissioners – to meet three times a year on how best to represent the county if the idea to move Idaho’s border to cover Malheur County becomes more than just a concept. 

The measure passed in Malheur County with a 54% approval rate.

Mike McCarter, a retired . . .