Latest Twin Falls County, Idaho Stories

2008-07-10 09:01:18

By Nate Poppino, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 10--The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a July 16 status conference to discuss how best to use $500,000 in energy education funds from Idaho Power's sale of sulfur dioxide emission allowances. Idaho Power sold 35,000 SO2 allowances during 2007, raising about $16 million. Most of that was used to reduce the size of the utility's Power Cost Adjustment surcharge, but about $500,000 was set aside for energy education,...

2008-07-09 12:00:00

By Nate Poppino, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 9--Idaho Power has already measured a new record for peak demand on its system, the electric utility announced Monday. Demand hit 3,214 megawatts at 3 p.m. on June 30, a response to a streak of hot weather that left air conditioners turned up into the evening. The utility compensated by bringing the 170 megawatts of its new Danskin-1 natural gas-fired turbine online at its Evander Andrews Power Complex near Mountain Home. "It was...

2008-06-26 12:02:54

By Jared S. Hopkins, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jun. 26--There may be fewer travelers at Joslin Field, Magic Valley Regional Airport, but bills still need to be paid. As commercial service at the airport decreases, taxpayers are being asked to make up the drop in revenue. The overall airport budget is increasing by less than 1 percent -- just more than $6,100 -- but due to various revenue shortfalls, officials are seeking a 7.6 percent jump in subsidies from Twin Falls city and...

2008-06-25 12:00:00

By Nate Poppino, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jun. 25--Twin Falls County will begin dispute resolution procedures against St. Luke's Health System by July 2, according to a letter written in response to the latter's request to take a current clinic dispute to a judge. The move is the latest in an ongoing dispute over remodeling St. Luke's downtown clinic building, a project the health care giant agreed to help with in the 2006 sales agreement that gave it the then-Magic Valley...

2008-06-17 12:00:48

By Joshua Palmer, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jun. 17--Agriculture officials from Idaho and 10 western states are visiting China this week to dedicate a center they hope will sell more high-value goods such as steak and wine to an expanding Chinese middle class. Laura Johnson, section manager for marketing with Idaho State Department of Agriculture, said the new center will help state officials identify new opportunities for Idaho companies. Several companies, such as the...

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