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March 4, 2013

March 3, 2013, Weekly News Briefs

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week Stresses Emergency Plans, Kits

 The Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration want you to “Be a Force of Nature” during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 3-9. The educational campaign stresses having emergency plans and kits assembled before severe weather hits. The agencies also are offering tools and services tailored to specific weather emergencies. Ultimately, the hope is for individuals to know their risk, take action, and become an example for others.

Idaho Power is committed to the safety of its employees and its customers. Our personnel are trained and equipped to deal with weather-related emergencies, and we hope our customers will be, too. For more information on Severe Weather Preparedness Week, visit http://www.ready.gov/severe-weather. Or look to Idaho Power’s website for outage and winter-safety tips.

Kevin Winslow
Communications Specialist
kwinslow@idahopower.com
208-388-6736

March 14 is Idaho Power Night at IPTV fundraiser

Idaho Power is proud to mark its 28th year of sponsoring Idaho Public Television. March 14 is Idaho Power Night for IPTV's annual fundraiser. Two shifts of about 16 Idaho Power employees will answer phones, take pledges and co-host the event.

Lynette Berriochoa
Media Relations Leader
lberriochoa@idahopower.com
208-388-2407

Museum Highlights Swan Falls Dam as Part of Idaho's Sesquicentennial

To mark the 150th anniversary of Idaho becoming a territory, the Idaho State Historical Museum has created a special exhibition called "Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique." Among the people, events and places featured is Swan Falls Dam, the oldest power plant on the Snake River.

Built in 1901 to supply energy to nearby mines, the Swan Falls power plant near Kuna remains a key part of Idaho Power's hydroelectric system. A new 30-year federal license to operate the plant was issued in 2012. The original powerhouse is now a historical display. More information can be found on the Idaho Power website.

Photos and video are available upon request.

Brad Bowlin
Communications Specialist
bbowlin@idahopower.com
208-921-4096

 

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