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Enterprise wins top state journalism honors

Reporter Pat Caldwell's in-depth look at a gold mine under development near Vale won two top honors in state journalism competition.

VALE - Reporting on a police standoff, a gold mine and foster children in Malheur County earned the Malheur Enterprise first-place awards in state newspaper competition in results announced last week.

The Enterprise was cited with 20 awards for journalism excellence by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, the most of any other newspaper east of the Cascades.

Reporter Pat Caldwell won three first-place awards. He was cited for both best business coverage and best writing for his story on the gold mine under development west of Vale, and best sports story for an account of a Nyssa High School football game.

He and Kristine de Leon won first place for their . . .