Kiki Tidwell

Kiki Tidwell

Kiki Tidwell commented on Don’t drive seniors out

Well, the Mountain Express is refusing to publish my letters to the editor or I could correct this story in print. The BC Commissioners could have stayed an investor in any housing project and accomplished both housing for seniors and a stream of income to pay County bills in the future. …

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Kiki Tidwell commented on Blaine County finalizes 2020 budget

The County could have stayed in any housing project on that Blaine Manor site as a passive investor and received a stream of income from it for many, many years. It did not have to give the land away to a private entity that has private board meetings and is not transparent nor answerable…

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Kiki Tidwell commented on Questions cloud push for more solar

Thanks for covering this Mark. I am in favor of a community solar project! But if anything I said that the payback period is too long. A subscriber pays up front $500 and over the next 18 years gets a portion of that back each year, and it is only in the last two years that they actually …

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Idaho Power needs to go through a rate case first with the PUC. The PUC ruling, Order 33872, specifically stated that, "This Order does not constitute approval of any cost of the line for ratemaking purposes." Idaho Power needs to prove to all Idaho ratepayers that they should pay $14.5 m…

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http://www.puc.idaho.gov/fileroom/cases/elec/IPC/IPCE1628/ordnotc/20170915FINAL_ORDER_NO_33872.PDF

The PUC order states that Idaho Power can have a second line. But it does not state that it has to be in our scenic byway corridor. Also, since battery storage has declined so dramat…

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Kiki Tidwell commented on SVED proposes housing crunch solution

My neighbor with the vacant lot in our sub could have 39 homes on her lot in this scenario - on a 3 acre lot. We all have one house. How is that not extreme density?


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I completely agree, Aimee! We need a non-wires solution of backup batteries, solar farms throughout the Valley, and burying part of our existing line to have a real solution that will allow us to thrive and survive. I believe the Institute has been working with INL to come up with a plan …

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Kiki Tidwell commented on SVED proposes housing crunch solution

Ok, not that more can’t be done, but I take issue with the statement by SVED that “Everyone says we need housing, but no one is offering any tangible ideas.” Sun Valley Company just finished new dorms that can house 588 employees. In September 2018, the City of Hailey rezoned a large swat…

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For at least the past four Blaine County budgets, Commissioners have authorized funding our annual operating budget by taking millions from County reserves. County Clerk JoLynn Drage has urgently alerted the Commissioners that they are spending down emergency contingency funds down to zer…

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Kudos! A step in the right direction. How about looking into solar panels to charge this kiosk?