Special Reports

County’s marketing material sends businesses to leaders no longer in office – and one who has died

VALE – The box of folders delivered to the Malheur County Court last month seemed to be just a bland set of documents transferred from the economic development department as its director, Greg Smith, closed up shop.The folders, crafted by the team managed by Smith, were designed to market Malheur[Read More…]

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DA orders county to release key budget document for rail reload center

VALE – Malheur County has been ordered to release public records regarding the construction budget for the Treasure Valley Reload Center.Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County district attorney, issued the order June 27 to the Malheur County Economic Development Department and its director, Greg Smith.He granted the petition of the Malheur Enterprise,[Read More…]

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UPDATE: Greg Smith resigns from top county economic development position

Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, discusses the Treasure Valley Reload Center at a Nyssa meeting on May 17. Beside him is his aide, Ryan Bailey. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL) UPDATE Wednesday, June 29: Malheur County Commissioner Ron Jacobs said Wednesday that Greg Smith was leaving only his economic development[Read More…]

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