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

What goes up, goes down again

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 Cairo Junction. Paul

Teen shot on squirrel hunt

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,

Cascade Christian bounces Vikings

By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise MEDFORD – Vale High School softball coach Kelly Johnson didn’t try to conceal his disappointment in the wake of an 8-7 defeat to Cascade Christian

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

Area softball players secure league honors

The Enterprise VALE – Hannah Mizuta and Lexi Mulvany from Vale and Asucena Trujillo of Nyssa were named to the All-Eastern Oregon League first softball team. Mizuta and Mulvany are

Frontier swindlers had ‘medicinal’ tonics to go

By Finn J.D. John For the Enterprise The four decades following the Civil War were something like a golden age of charlatanry in the West, and Oregon was no exception.

Store owner: Event is about giving back

By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise VALE – A longtime local business wants to thanks its customers – so it’s putting on a community event. Malheur Drug, located on A Street

Graduation – a time for reflection, forward thinking

Young people graduating from high school and college are getting a lot of advice right now, much of it probably lost in the excitement and celebratory hoopla that surround such

County joins fight over sick leave

By Pat Caldwell Malheur Enterprise VALE – The Malheur County Court has joined a legal effort to secure a legal interpretation regarding Oregon’s paid sick leave law. Last week, the