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By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise ONTARIO – Oregon’s roads aren’t in great shape, and they won’t get any better unless more money is collected and spent on the transportation system, state Rep. Cliff Bentz said recently. Bentz, who represents Malheur County in Oregon’s House District 60, said Oregon’s roads –[Read More…]


Back home and open for BUSINESS

By Pat Caldwell The Malheur Enterprise VALE – After a long stint away from his hometown, Derek Chamberlain is excited about his new business venture – one he hopes will not only provide a needed service for the community but also be a positive influence. Derek and wife Claire Chamberlain[Read More…]


Dawgs race to top at Viking Invite

Nyssa and Adrian runner head for the finish line in the 400 meter race. (Submitted photos) By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise VALE – The Nyssa track team claimed top honors at the Viking Invitational last Friday. The Bulldog boys and girls both secured first place in team standings, while the[Read More…]


Viks double up in Boardman

BOARDMAN — Solid pitching and key hits from an array of players combined to propel the Vale High School baseball team to a sweep of Riverside in a doubleheader last Friday. Vale won the first game 14-3 and claimed a 12-2 decision in the second contest. Gage Fortin proved to[Read More…]

‘Lost’ is just a state of mind

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM A source of pride amongst cowboys is knowin’ the lay of the land. And any poor fool that gets lost they figger ain’t much of a hand! They said, “We’ll all meet at Bull Crick!” Then looked at me like[Read More…]

What Grandpa never knew

Another View By Bill Hall We and our grandparents have lived partially separate lives. By the time you are a grandpa, your own grandpa and grandma have probably exited. That leaves us with vast differences in the inventions, medicines and miracles of our grandparents, as opposed to the amazing products[Read More…]


Auction, BBQ in works for ill reporter

John Braese (File photo) Friends from throughout the community are planning a fundraiser to help John Braese and his family meet expenses as he remains hospitalized, battling critical illness from persistent infections. Braese, news and sports reporter at the Malheur Enterprise, came down with influenza in early March, but his[Read More…]


Vale Library gift aids young readers

Rick Johnson presents the donation to librarian Janeille Bennett (right)and Amanda Sinift last week. (The Enterprise/Scotta Callister) The Vale City Emma Humphrey Memorial Library has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Rick Johnson of Malheur County. The[Read More…]


Meet draws Viking tracksters to Burns

BURNS — The Vale girls track team clinched sixth place while the boys finished eighth in team standings at Oster’s Burns Lions Invitational Saturday. The Vale girls claimed sixth place with 39.5 team points while the boys team finished with 39 team points. Both the Ontario boys and girls teams[Read More…]