Weekly News Briefs
December 3, 2012
Dec. 3, 2012, Weekly News Briefs
Video: Crews Aid Sandy Victims in NY, Return Home Safely
Fifteen Idaho Power employees traveled east to help restore power to Long Island residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Visit YouTube to hear from the linemen who were there, or download the video at Vimeo.com.
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Celebrating Project Share’s 30th Anniversary this Holiday Season
Idaho Power introduced Project Share in 1982, partnering with the Salvation Army to help those who need assistance paying their heating bills in the winter. This holiday season, Idaho Power customers can make a voluntary, tax-deductible donation by checking the Project Share box on their Idaho Power bill. Idaho Power shareowners will send an additional donation to the Salvation Army.
For more information, see www.idahopower.com/projectshare
Pine Creek Irrigation Grants Available
Idaho Power has initiated a water-efficiency pilot program in the Pine Creek Basin as part of relicensing efforts for its three Hells Canyon Dams. The program will begin in 2013 and will fund up to a total of $20,000 toward projects that will improve irrigation efficiency in the basin.
When a new federal license is issued, Idaho Power will implement a program to improve habitat for native trout in the Pine Creek Basin as well as the Indian Creek and Wildhorse River basins in Idaho. The Pine Creek pilot program will help the company develop irrigation efficiency programs as part of that effort.
Landowners must submit an application to Idaho Power by Feb. 15, 2013. Applications are available at City Hall in Halfway, Ore., or by contacting Steve Brink at Idaho Power, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-388-2224.