In Canyon, after some financial talking, baseball fans now have a brand-new facility in which to play. The Kent Johnson Memorial Baseball Complex progress has gone well and after Monday's meeting, it is almost ready to be opened.

The city commission weighed the long-term benefits against the short-term costs. After that the city took the financial leap to bring the baseball complex to life. A budget for the four-field complex was about $600,000,but the lowest bid ended up being over a million dollars.

Funding projects that generate jobs, benefit retail, or raise quality of life are things to consider when a corporation to provides money to fund area projects. Canyon Economic Development Corporation provided $850,000. That was most of the money for the four field baseball complex.

If the Canyon Economic Development Corporation had not invested this money, the baseball complex would never have been built.