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Hells Canyo Journat. Febrtmry,19,,r1992 Pawe' 3 Idaho Power Company Eyes Oxbow Expansion Idaho Power Company re- cently received federal per- mits to study the feasibility of boosting the generating ca- pacity at Oxbow Dam and two other of its Snake River hydroelectric projects by tak- ing advantage of water that now bypasses its generators. Preliminary permits were granted to study the poten- tial of developing so-called excess capacity, allowing three years to address such issues as the technical, envi- ronmental and economic fea- sibility of the projects. The permits apply to an 845-kilowatt unit at Oxbow Dam; a 92-megawatt power plant at one of two possible sites at Shoshone Falls Dam near Twin Falls, and a 48- megawatt facility at the Up- per Salmon Falls Dam near Hagerman, Idaho. A megawatt is 1,000 kilo- watts. If built,the three projects would generate an estimated 324,000 megawatt- hours of electricity annually. Ira Leiberman, local Idaho Power representative, esti- mates that the 845 kilowatt generating plant under study for Oxbow would power about 422 average households. Two new penstocks would be con- structed to conduct water to the turbines. One would be 60 inches in diameter and 275 feet long, and the other would be 42 inches in diam- eter and 50 feet long. The company applied for the permits early last year after a Federal Energy Regu- latory Commission action made it possible for other in- terests to apply to develop the unused capacity by "pig- gybacking on Idaho Power's facilities. Hey Buddy... Got a Light? Ptmot~av~ ORIN SASS started mounting lights on his pickup as a pilot car driver, and never stopped. The 18 cab-mounted lights pull 40 amps, when all lit up (almost as much as a clothes dryer). [ I I I I I Missionary Held Hostage in Columbia to Speak A former hostage taken in Columbia, South America, and held for 68 days will speak of that experience at Pine Baptist Church, Halfway, Saturday, February 22, be- ginning at 7 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served. Pine Eagle 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Reverend Roy Libby, Di- rector of Ministries of the Northwest Conservative Bap- tist Association and his wife, Karla, served under the gos- pel Missionary Union in Co- lumbia from 1965 until 1989. They are both graduates of Multnomah School of The Bible, in Portland. The couple resides in Portland. On Sunday, February 23, Libby will speak on Ethnic Ministries at 11 a.m. Apotluck will follow morn- ing services. Students receiving a 3.5 or better grade point average second quarter at Pine Eagle High School are as follows: Freshmen: Venus Butler, Brandi Chase, Carla Hammar, Sandy Harlan, Sara Mader, Dan Pollock, Chet Randall, Holly Sanders, Heidi Valcarcel, Ty Vaughan and Mandy Gillis. Sophomores: Matt Halley. Juniors: Wayne Chastain, Laurie Gulick, M elissa: Gulick, Ned Hammar, Keelie Keown, Brian Peterson and Kerri Shold. Seniors: Karen Crawford, Shelly Kepler and Heather Sanders. Our New Toll Free Number is 1-800-773-6367 800 Campbell Baker City, OR Chamber Meets Hells Canyon Chamber of Commerce will hold a gen- eral business meetingThurs- day, February 20, 7:30 a.m. at Stockmen's, Halfway. Members and prospective members are urged to please attend. Trap Shoot Set Panhandle Shooters will hold a trap shoot Sunday, February 23, beginning at 11 a.m. atthe HalfwayVFWhaU. The shoot is open to the public and prizes will be awarded. omen Breast Exam, Pap Smear & Family Planning