Legal Eagles: Vale lawyers build successful partnership

By John L. Braese The Enterprise VALE – He was a former candy salesman turned lawyer. In 1927, Charles Swan set up a law practice in Vale and a half

Dental day brings smiles in Vale

By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise VALE – It was nearly noon on Saturday and already Atkinson Dental office manager Hillary Morales’s day was busy. And getting busier by the moment.

COLUMN: About potholes and local journalism

A community can’t tackle problems, solve challenges or celebrate successes without first getting good information. Good as in accurate and true. As a lifelong journalist, I’m unsettled by what stands

ENDANGERED: Vale Hotel makes it to attention-getting list

By Les Zaitz The Enterprise The ghosts of the Vale Hotel are at risk. They have no electricity, water or sewer. Their three-story building is in such sad shape that

EDITORIAL: Walden poised to be big help to rural Oregon

Congressman Greg Walden is in the best position of his political career to help rural Oregon, and that’s good news for Malheur County. He should advance as far and hard

Report shows 2 out of 5 Malheur children live in poverty

Pat Caldwell The Enterprise VALE — Two out of five children in Malheur County continue to live in poverty, according to a new report, and a decisive solution to the

Passing motorist spots house fire, man escapes

By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise VALE – An elderly local man is safe but the house he was living in on Evans Road was destroyed after an early-morning fire the

Vale city crews hustle to finish street paving work

By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise VALE – At a casual glance street pavement work may appear to be a thankless job. In the summer heat, hot asphalt fumes drift up

Vale holiday drive seeks gift books for kids

By John L. Braese The Enterprise VALE – “I don’t have any books at home.” Vale Elementary School librarian Patty Faw has heard this time and again from students. In

Super sweet year for Malheur County beet growers

By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise VALE – The gray mountain that stretches several hundred yards across Doug Maag’s land is distinctive for its size but it also symbolizes an agriculture