Power Line Meetings Continue
Public information meetings continue this week on the study of the Gateway West power transmission line that will stretch over 1100 miles from Wyoming into Idaho. The proposed route for the line comes through a lot of private property in southern Idaho, specifically through Cassia and Twin Falls Counties. A meeting was held last night in Twin Falls where BLM officials showed local residents possible routes for the line. BLM officials say the project does not have a final route picked yet but rather is still in the planning stages getting input from residents. Another meeting is planned for this afternoon at Cactus Petes in Jackpot, Nevada from 4 until 7 p.m. Another meeting is planned for tomorrow at the Best Western Burley Inn from 4 until 7. Several landowners in Cassia County could be greatly affected by any proposed route there. Thursday another meeting is planned from 4 until 7 in Almo. BLM officials say Comments submitted at the meetings will go to shape the final copy of the environmental impact statement for the project.