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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…]


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…]