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Aretha was right: It’s about respect

Last week’s town hall meeting, put on by Sheriff Brian Wolfe, was notable for its strong turnout – 400 folks would be a good crowd in a much larger community. But the event was as notable for its respectful tone, which allowed the straightforward sharing of views and questions in[Read More…]


Surprise gift warms veteran’s heart

Rusty Girvin displays the handcrafted gift he received as a surprise, a token of appreciation for his service to the country. (The Enterprise/John Braese) Since 1936, Rusty Girvin has lived and farmed in the Vale area – taking some time away from the area to serve in World War II,[Read More…]

It’s about access and economics

By Keith Baltzor To the Enterprise Oregon Natural Desert Association, Keen Footwear and other supporters are proposing a National Conservation Area (Monument) for 2,579,032 acres of land entirely within Malheur county. Within this area, 2,012,350 acres would be designated as Wilderness and 50 miles of Wild and Scenic River. It[Read More…]

Death notices

Virginia Cleaver Seburn, 91, of Nyssa died February 29, 2016 at her home. Arrangements by Lienkaemper Chapel, Nyssa. Condolences to the family may be sent to Malinda Burdic, 95, of Nyssa died February 29,2016 at an assisted living facility. Arrangements by Lienkaemper Chapel, Nyssa. Condolences to the family may[Read More…]

Donald Curtis

Donald Curtis passed on February 29, 2106. He is survived by his wife Freda (Simmons) Curtis and children Jeffery D. Curtis of Vale, Deborah K. Trouten of Kuna, Donald K. Curtis of Utah and Dianna L. Baugh of Kuna. Five grandchildren: Alyssa Stam, Morgan Hart, Jordan Smith, Jacob Curtis and[Read More…]


Ernest (Ernie) W. Van Matre

Ernest W. Van Matre(1939-2016) Ernest (Ernie) W. Van Matre, 76, of Ontario Oregon passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016, in a local hospital. Ernie was born November 7, 1939, in Ontario, Oregon, the son of Elvin and Verna (Skinner) Van Matre. He was raised in Fruitland, Idaho, and was a[Read More…]

Nyssa’s chief sees calls rise

By John L. Braese The Enterprise Calls to law enforcement in Nyssa rose by 1,133 calls in 2015 over 2014, according to Nyssa Police Chief Raymond Rau. The chief released his department’s 2015 crime numbers to the Nyssa City Council this Tuesday, March 1. Rau also discussed the numbers and[Read More…]


Bulldogs grab second straight state title

For the second consecutive year and the 12th time in the school’s history, the Nyssa wrestling team is the state’s 3A team champions. The Bulldogs put up a total of 209 points during the Oregon State School Activities tournament, which concluded Saturday, Feb. 27, in Portland. Nyssa ran away from[Read More…]


Antelopes advance with win over Pirates

By John L. Braese The Enterprise After claiming the 1A-8 High Desert League title, the Adrian girls basketball team picked up the bye and sat through round one of the state basketball playoffs. The Antelopes showed no rust from those few days off when they opened their playoff season, rolling[Read More…]


Bulldogs downed by Vikings

Nyssa’s Andres Gonzalez puts up a shot over the outstretched arms ofColton’s Mithc Nation during the third quarter of action between the two state qualifying teams. By John L. Braese The Enterprise The Nyssa boys basketball team made a quick exit from the state playoff picture, falling to the Colton[Read More…]