Milo plant leased for storage

By C.F. David

The old milo plant, in southeast Boise City has been leased to a Clayton, N.M. contractor.

Frank Lynch, chairman of the Cimarron County Industrial Authority, credits authority board member Nolan Ottinger and Cimarron County Commissioner John Howard Freeman for landing John Ford and his construction company.

Ford, who, according to Ottinger, lost his lease in Clayton, made a bid of $4 thousand a year for the building.

“He plans on looking for work in the area,” Ottinger said.

“He lost his lease in Clayton, and started looking around for a place to go, and the opportunity to rent this building came up,” Ottinger added.

The rent goes directly into the county's sinking fund to retire a $660 thousand bond passed in 1978 and due to pay out in 2007.

The building was erected in the early 1970s with the hope of refining flour and other products from locally grown milo sorghum. But the plant never made it off the ground.

Other plans have also met with little success.

“I think this will be a good thing,” Ottinger said.

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