New center welcomes region’s babies to world

By John L. Braese The Enterprise ONTARIO – St. Alphonsus Medical Center unveiled its new maternity ward with an open house last week. Prospective parents and hospital employees toured the

Special athletes hone football skills at camp on Viking turf

By John L. Braese Malheur Enterprise VALE – Athletes were out on the Vale High School football field early last Saturday, practicing flag pulling, handoffs and plays. The athletes weren’t

Stalking a good season

By John L. Braese The Malheur Enterprise VALE — Although wildfires have displaced hunters from some prime spots, the general outlook for the hunting season appears bright. Rifle season starts

Carlson challenges Landis in race for judge’s bench

By John L. Braese The Enterprise VALE – Local attorney David Carlson has stepped up to challenge Erin Landis for the 9th District Circuit Court Judge Position 1 in the

BLM may fund new deputy slot

By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise VALE – Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe is working on a plan to hire a deputy to patrol the backcountry. He said last week the

Agency scraps wild horse plan

By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise BURNS – The Bureau of Land Management has scuttled its controversial experimental program to spay wild horses in Oregon. The federal agency announced last Friday

Vale News/ Film fest on tap, tri-tip benefit set for fire family

The Enterprise VALE – A benefit for the Kinard family will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Sagebrush Saloon. Tickets are still available and the cost is $15.99 per

Viking errors result in first loss

By John L. Braese The Enterprise VALE – At the outset of the Vale-Homedale football game last Friday, it looked as if neither team would be able to score. At

District tests its water

By John L. Braese Malheur Enterprise VALE – The Vale School District is awaiting results of tests for lead that were conducted Aug. 31, as districts across the state examine

Beware the ol’ county fair buy out

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM “Roy, can you show us the scar? It’s gotta be a big one!” “What scar?” “Where they took your conscience