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Long, winding road for Malheur County mushroom plant takes new turn

The owner of the former Oregon Trail Mushroom plant in Vale filed for bankruptcy in December. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons).

VALE – A former mushroom plant at the southeast part of town with a long, checkered history will get another turn in court after the firm that owns the facility recently filed for bankruptcy.

Western Heritage Investments LLC, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy Dec. 10 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Boise.

In the bankruptcy filings, the sole owner of Western Heritage Investments, LLC., Baljit Nanda, lists the value of the plant at $1.2 million and shows debts of $560,142.

The 2020 market value of the facility, according to the Malheur County Assessor’s office, is $700,000.

Nanda, a Colorado grocery store chain owner, weaves in and out of the nearly . . .