Enterprise captures 18 awards in annual newspaper contest

Pat Caldwell led the Enterprise staffers in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards list, with seven awards. (Enterprise file photo).

VALE – Fueled by seven first-place finishes, the Malheur Enterprise was awarded the journalism sweepstakes prize as the most honored weekly in the state by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.

The Enterprise won a total of 18 awards in annual competition against other Oregon newspapers for its journalism work in 2019. The state newspaper association announced the awards last week.

The association honored the newspaper with one of its top awards – the sweepstakes award for the weekly newspaper in Oregon scoring the most points based on the other awards.

“Our entire team works hard to deliver Malheur County the very best quality local news,” said Publisher Les Zaitz. “We don’t do it to win . . .