DA orders Malheur County to release records about reload project cost overruns

Railroad ties are stocked outside of Nyssa on Tuesday, April 12, to be used on miles of rail track planned for the Treasure Valley Reload Center. One $2.7 million track remains optional as costs rise for the project, officials say. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

VALE – Malheur County has been ordered to disclose public records related to cost overruns on the Treasure Valley Reload Center that have added millions to the project budget.

The Malheur County Economic Development Department also has been directed to answer whether it has documents related to a costly rail spur that is now considered optional.

Malheur County District Attorney Dave Goldthorpe issued a public records order on Friday, April 22, directing more documents be made public.

The Malheur Enterprise in March sought records in 15 categories from the county and . . .