Sarah Ober 
Member since Jan 29, 2013

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Re: “Here Comes the Sun: Idaho Power's PURPA Problem

From Idaho Power's website:

Over the past few decades, we have observed that our hydro base is declining as a result of increased water use and years of drought. We are working to get more water into the Snake River by leasing water and cloud seeding. These activities have the ability to increase hydro generation, especially during the months of greatest need - the hot summer and cold winter - when electricity is needed for cooling and heating.
Our cloud seeding program is designed to augment winter snowpack, especially at higher elevations, and increase runoff and energy production during the spring and summer when energy demand is high. Learn more about cloud seeding (PDF).
Water leasing is simply an agreement where Idaho Power pays to use another party's water to increase flow in the Snake River. In the past these agreements have been negotiated with irrigation districts and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Water Supply Bank.

It just seems to me if hydropower is going to be an issue because of droughts and lack of rainfall (and let's be honest, global warming), couldn't solar power be used to offset this?

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Sarah Ober on 03/19/2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Otter Asks For Immediate Stay on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling...If State Loses

How about instead of focusing all of his time, energy, and our tax dollars on delaying the inevitable, Butch just crawls away with his tail between his legs. For the love of everything, I hope people remember this come election time.

32 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Sarah Ober on 05/13/2014 at 4:20 PM

Re: “New Bike Lanes And Boxes Make Debut on Capitol Blvd., Main And Idaho Streets

Agreed, Sarah Parsons! I bike commute to work because I don't have enough time to go to the gym with my work/school schedule. I live near in Garden City and bike to my office out by the airport, which means I have to take Orchard to Kootenai to Vista. Today alone I was almost hit twice by big ass trucks driven by men that clearly need to exercise their masculinity by sideswiping bicyclists who are trying to share the road, and then almost hit by a woman who was making a right hand turn AFTER she made eye contact with me. I certainly don't feel any sense of entitlement when I feel like I'm risking my life just to get to work.

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Sarah Ober on 04/30/2014 at 10:37 PM

Re: “New Bike Lanes And Boxes Make Debut on Capitol Blvd., Main And Idaho Streets

Will someone please explain the bike boxes to me. More specifically the one right in front of the library. How do I not get hit by cars turning onto Capitol?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sarah Ober on 04/30/2014 at 11:40 AM

Re: “The Knife Teases New Album With Video For 'Full of Fire'

There is no one, no one who can compare to the sheer awesome and amazing artistic genius of The Knife. No one.

Posted by Sarah Ober on 01/29/2013 at 9:51 AM

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