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Here’s your sign …

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM Public signs and announcements are often unclear. Hidden meanings lurk beneath even the simplest directive. I’d like to propose that some government agency be assigned the task of rewriting them. Fer instance: An announcement heard frequently in major airports SHOULD[Read More…]

All the sky we cannot see

Another View By Bill Hall I remember a time when night was dominated by light and all who saw it were thrilled. That was especially true of children – like me, for instance. Our family of five had gone camping in a dense Idaho forest enjoying the wilds with its[Read More…]

Standoff ends with fireworks arrest

By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise NYSSA – What looked like an armed standoff in the making ended peacefully last week in Nyssa. Police last Thursday, June 16, responded to a report of shots being fired near East Fourth Street. Nyssa Police Chief Raymond Rau and Sgt. Don Ballou arrived and[Read More…]


Focused on the future

Vale’s Faith Herrera slips by the tag at home while teammate Gracee Jacobs looks on during a 2016season game. The Vikings will carry lots of potential into the 2017 season according to head coach Kelly Johnson. (Enterprise file photo) By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise VALE – During key stretches of[Read More…]


Vandal2Viking Project: Making history at VMS

Rylee Hill (center), who won the contest to design the new Viking letterhead for Vale Middle School, is congratulated by the authors who spearheaded the drive to change the mascot. (Submitted photo) By Alvaro Diaz, Sara Hines, Casey McGarvey, and Mersadies Villastrigo For the Enterprise VALE – Students at Vale Middle School recently[Read More…]

Senators aim bill at mining in Owyhee

The Enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley last week introduced legislation to block mining exploration on more than 2 million acres in Malheur County. The senators say the bill would stop oil and gas drilling, but also help ranchers and farmers by enhancing and protecting[Read More…]


What goes up, goes down again

Watch the signs on this stretch of U.S. 20 between CairoJunction and Vale, as the state changes the limit again. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell) Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise VALE – First the speed limit went up, but now it’s going back down on the stretch of U.S. 20 from Vale to[Read More…]

Teen shot on squirrel hunt

Responders move the injured teen to the helicopter for transport to the hospital in Boise. The Enterprise An afternoon of squirrel hunting outside Vale turned into a nightmare last Sunday, when a reloading mishap resulted in the shooting of a Vale teen. The boy, 17, was reported to be in[Read More…]