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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…]


Cascade Christian bounces Vikings

Vale’s Isabel Lastiri slides into home while teammate Melissa Gonzalez looks on during a game against Grant Union earlier in the season. Valelost to Cascade Christian in the first round ofthe OSAA softball playoffs May 25. By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise MEDFORD – Vale High School softball coach Kelly Johnson[Read More…]

Fish and Game: Leave young animals in the wild

The Enterprise SALEM – Spring means wildlife are bearing their young, and state wildlife officials are reminding people to give them space and leave the young’uns alone. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife notes that May and June are the months when many newborn animals are getting their start in[Read More…]

Area softball players secure league honors

The Enterprise VALE – Hannah Mizuta and Lexi Mulvany from Vale and Asucena Trujillo of Nyssa were named to the All-Eastern Oregon League first softball team. Mizuta and Mulvany are juniors and Trujillo was a senior. Each was given first-team honors as infielders. Senior Vale pitcher Kelsey Hawley, along with[Read More…]


Store owner: Event is about giving back

Adam Tolman chats with customers at Malheur Drug, which will hold its annual appreciation day on Friday. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell) By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise VALE – A longtime local business wants to thanks its customers – so it’s putting on a community event. Malheur Drug, located on A Street[Read More…]

County joins fight over sick leave

By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise VALE – The Malheur County Court has joined a legal effort to secure a legal interpretation regarding Oregon’s paid sick leave law. Last week, the Court signed a pact to join Linn County in its lawsuit seeking to allow counties to opt out of the[Read More…]


Fledgling ag program hones skills

Celebrating their success last week were members of the Ag and FFA teams from Harper School: Shayla Joyce, Kassie Jordan, Dawson Harrison, Kylee Jager, David Schweitzer, Shyanne Allaire, Clayton Garcia, Cyrus Scott, Trevor Fugate, (front) Mackenzie Evans, Alycea Wilson By Scotta Callister The Enterprise HARPER – In its first year, Harper School’s[Read More…]