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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Nyssa reload center may shrink, cut by one-third to save money

The Treasure Valley Reload Center could end up being considerably smaller than envisioned as project leaders struggle to overcome money shortages and escalating costs. And even building a smaller warehouse for shipping onions depends on getting an emergency allocation of $3 million from legislators in September. The latest shift in[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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