A sawmill's resurrection in southwestern Idaho with help from millions in taxpayer money was supposed to bring an infusion of jobs into a depressed region.
Instead, the Emerald Forest Products mill in Emmett is in bankruptcy and could eventually be seized by creditors.
Meanwhile, its owner in Montana says he's trying to cobble together a plan to save the project.
The Idaho Statesman reports Dick Vinson got $4 million in federal economic stimulus money and says he's invested another $7 million of his own money in the project.
But the mill has never really worked -- its machinery never functioned as envisioned -- and Emerald owes more than $1.9 million to bankers.
A trustee's sale was delayed until September, in part to give Vinson time to secure additional funding.