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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…]

Woman gets 12 years in abuse case

By John L. Braese The Enterprise A former Vale resident will be incarcerated for at least 12 years after she and her husband were sentenced recently in Idaho for sexually abusing children. Jennifer Magill, formerly known as Jennifer Shuck, is a 2002 graduate of Vale High School. She and her[Read More…]

Ready, aim… tranquilize!

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM Unless you’re a tiger trimmer in Tanganyika, the tranquilizer gun has not lived up to its potential. During its preliminary promotion, it was touted as the greatest invention since the rope. But, in the livestock business, it has never quite[Read More…]