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The trouble with vertical integration

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM There are those who say farming and ranching is a “way of life” more than it is a business. Which helps explain why young people who grow up in agriculture return to work on the farm. Working the land holds[Read More…]

Canyon Fire plan in works

VALE – The Vale BLM has wrapped up its assessment of the Owyhee Canyon Fire, which burned nearly 22,000 acres in June. The fire, sparked by lightning June 5, was contained by Vale District Bureau of Land Management fire crews, aided by the Jordan Valley Rangeland Fire Protection Association and[Read More…]


A night of rodeo

Bareback rider Austin Williams struggles to stay mounted during the Nyssa Nite Rodeo Saturday in Nyssa. Williams won the event. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell) The Enterprise Nyssa – Despite unseasonably cool weather, a large crowd journeyed to the Nyssa Nite Rodeo June 17 and June 18. The rodeo docket attracted a[Read More…]

Juntura roadwork to start soon

The Enterprise SALEM – Help is on the way for the Juntura Road, a byway described as a critical need for the planned expansion of a mining operation in rural Malheur County. State officials earlier this month unveiled a partnership with local officials and EP Minerals LLC to ensure funding[Read More…]

Nyssa News / Rodeo going strong at 71

By Susan Barton For the Enterprise Congratulations and well done to the board of the Nyssa Nite Rodeo. This dedicated group has worked diligently to continue the tradition of the rodeo, now celebrating 71 years. Also congratulations to Dani Alvarado who was crowned queen on Saturday night. It was great[Read More…]


Ready to do the math

The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell Alisha McBride By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise VALE – When Vale Elementary School Principal Alisha McBride saw an opportunity to help her students through a potential grant, she jumped at the chance. McBride crafted a proposal for the Adaptive Math Learning Pilot Project and waited to see[Read More…]

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…]