Monthly Archives: August 2017

Erratic Wildfires Burn Some Poles, Leave Some

The past weekend saw some power-pole casualties, despite Idaho Power’s pole protection program. Nearly 50 wood transmission poles burned in wildfires in the Magic Valley over the weekend. While much of the burned area looked like the picture at right, […]

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Green Choices for Customers All in One Place

Idaho Power is committed to providing customers choices and offers several green options. For convenience, information on these programs is available on one web page —idahopower.com/greenchoices. Some of the programs are free, and all are voluntary. For a complete list […]

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Be Aware of Harmful Algal Blooms

Idaho Southwest District Health recently issued a health alert about potentially harmful blue-green algae in Brownlee Reservoir. This alert covers the entire reservoir and warns that humans and animals should stay out of the water. The Brownlee warning is one of eight […]

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Summer Energy Efficiency Guide Available Now

The 2017 Summer Energy Efficiency Guide appears in daily and weekly newspapers throughout southern Idaho and eastern Oregon this week. If you missed the print version, check it out online at idahopower.com/pdfs/EnergyEfficiency/2017-summer-ee-guide.pdf. This season’s guide focuses on making your home comfortable […]

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Hells Canyon Dam Road Closed Monday-Thursday

OXBOW, Oregon — The road over Hells Canyon Dam will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. MDT on Monday, Aug. 7, through Thursday, Aug. 10. A crane being used to move stop logs from one of the […]

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Vegetation Management Combats Wildfire Damage

Wildfire season is a harsh but unavoidable reality in Idaho. Every summer, fires burn thousands of acres throughout Idaho Power’s service area. Wooden power poles might seem like an easy target for a wildfire. But thanks to Idaho Power’s vegetation […]

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Visit with Idaho Power at an Event Near You

Idaho Power employees will be at several upcoming events this summer visiting with customers about ways to save on energy bills and other energy efficiency topics. Here’s where we’ll be and when: Malheur County Fair, Aug. 1–6 Valley County Fair, […]

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Public Should Be Aware of Harmful Algal Bloom

Swimming, boating and other water-based activities are great ways to beat the summer heat, but water users should take note of whether visible algal blooms are present in areas where they or their pets or livestock may come into contact […]

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Connections for August 2017

Connections, August 2017

Connections, August 2017

  • Hells Canyon Relicensing Will Shape Snake River’s Future
  • The Freshwater Trust Takes Aim at Daunting River Challenge
  • Relicensing Expenses Subject to PUC Approval
  • Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Fudgesicles

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