Malheur County releases Covid relief money to more than 50 businesses

The Malheur County Court recently signed off on a $700,000 relief package for area businesses. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – In the end, the process to send more than $700,000 in relief funds to 52 businesses in Malheur County was a simple one, but the impact of the money will be significant for area merchants.

The Malheur County Court approved relief funding recommendations on Wednesday, Dec. 30, and by that afternoon the checks were written and in the mail.

An informal committee including Stephanie Williams . . .