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Enterprise wins 8 first-place finishes in Oregon journalism competition

VALE – The Malheur Enterprise has received eight first-place awards in the annual Oregon Newspapers Publishers Association newspaper contest.

The newspaper’s 2021 investigation into a lease between Americold and the Malheur County Development Corp. for the Treasure Valley Reload Center garnered two first-place awards. The report found favorable conditions that would allow the multinational company to buy the complex for $1.

“A Most Unusual Deal,” prepared by former reporters Joey Cappelletti and Abbey McDonald, was awarded first in best enterprise and best business and economics issues coverage.

The eight first-place honors for the Vale paper for work published in 2021 tied three other newspapers for the most first-place finishes – The Oregonian/OregonLive, the Grants Pass Daily Courier and the Yamhill News-Register.

The Enterprise also took second in general excellence among Oregon newspapers of its size. The . . .