The Malheur Enterprise

Vale was the first stop in Oregon when arriving on the Oregon Trail, and the city was established in 1883.  Click here for more.


At The Malheur Enterprise, we cover everything from the latest in onion growing research, to farmers dealing with irrigation pipes being stolen.

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The Malheur Enterprise

289 A St. W.

Vale, OR 97918

Rick Nelson, Owner/publisher

Phone: 253-838-3245


My name is Rick Nelson, and I was longtime copy editor for The News Tribune in Tacoma. I wanted to be my own boss and bought The Malheur Enterprise, a little weekly in Vale in Eastern Oregon. I made it into a profitable business, mostly telecommuting from my Seattle-area home. Now I'm going fishing.  Click here to get the full details on buying my paper.

Own this newspaper! $90,000