Good Sunday morning!
This is a big holiday week with Thanksgiving on Thursday and the formal start of the holiday shopping season.
Decorations are going up on homes and businesses and you’ll have two holiday parades to enjoy this year – one in Ontario, one in Vale. We’ll get you all the details on when and where.
The Malheur Enterprise continues to gain attention for the work it does in local journalism. The League of Women Voters in Washington state just issued a lengthy report on the condition of local news in that state. But they detoured to Oregon and devote an entire chapter to examining how the Enterprise serves you, the reader, in holding public officials accountable.
The Malheur Enterprise covers events familiar to rural residents, like the Easter egg hunt, the book club meeting, and the county commissioners’ meeting — typical fare of a weekly paper with a circulation of 3,000. But the bonus in this tiny, one-newspaper town is the investigative reporting the Enterprise provides, which can stand alongside the journalistic investigation by any big-city daily.
The Enterprise’s efforts illustrate the significant role a newspaper — even a small newspaper — can play when it reports important developments, including information some in power don’t want others to know about.
Meantime, there was a terrific meeting last week of those concerned about the fate of Vale’s murals. We’ll have a report on the session in this week’s Enterprise, and then we’ll suggest ways for the community to pick up the baton on this matter vital to the future of the community.
Meantime, let’s catch up on the news:
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We get some of our best stories and photos after tips from readers. If you have an idea on something we can report on or just have questions about something happening in the community, send an email to Editor Les Zaitz at [email protected].