Malheur County’s Border Board gets another $6 million for local projects

Some of the taxpayer cash allotted to the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board from the Oregon Legislature could be used to help the county pay costs associated with a land deal for a rail reload center north of Nyssa. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

ONTARIO – Malheur County may be able to pay off the loan it took out to buy industrial land in Nyssa as part of a large cash infusion appropriated recently by legislators.

The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board will receive $6 million from the Oregon Legislature as part of the $1.4 billion state budget bill approved by lawmakers during the session that ended earlier this month.

Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, said one idea for the money is to use $1.3 million to help Malheur County cover costs associated with . . .