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

EDITORIAL: This Thanksgiving, consider how to help others

You may feel challenged this Thanksgiving to take a deep breath and reflect. We have been through unsettling times and shifts in the national and regional landscape. Each one of

Crumbling Vale school must last two years

Though voters recently approved a bond for a new middle school, students and staff will have to use the existing school for another two years.

EDITORIAL: What school votes signal about the future

With voter approval of the Vale school bond, local districts are 3-for-3 in recent elections. That expresses confidence not only in schools but the future of Malheur County.