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Thursday April 30, 2015

SREC annual meeting: expect changes in rates - BY TODD ADAMS
It was good news and bad news about propane and electric rates at the annual meeting of Salmon River Electric Cooperative (SREC).Retail electric power rates are going to have to increase 15 percent or more sometime after January 2016, SREC Manager Ken Dizes told members at the April 23 meeting. This is due in part to wholesale power increases by ...

Pahsimeroi firefighters control field fire — Meanwhile, funnel cloud touches down - BY TODD ADAMS
The third controlled field fire of the season got away, whipped up by afternoon winds in the Pahsimeroi Valley as a storm approached.Earlier that afternoon of April 22, several valley residents saw a funnel cloud touch down.What started as a morning irrigation ditch fire burned down a log outbuilding and for a while, threatened other structures ...

School board hears good news - BY TODD ADAMS
Superintendent Peter McPherson reported on good news for schools from the Idaho Legislature at the school board's April meeting.Lawmakers passed a 2015-2016 school funding budget with a 7.4 percent increase, as recommended by Governor Butch Otter. This increases state spending on education by $101.2 million over the current year, raises minimum ...

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