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October 10, 2012
Centennial Road Tour with Slim the Lineman to Central Utah Communities Day 1
We had a great first day on our Centennial Road Tour through central Utah. It's a pleasure to meet new people and learn about this great state.
Slim started the day off right with the students at Delta Elementary School in Delta! Slim and his helpers passed along safety and wattsmart tips and answered questions from this fantastic group of kids!
Delta City is wattsmart! To save energy and money, the city upgraded to high-efficiency lighting in its offices with help from our programs. Slim stopped by to say thanks to city recorder Greg Schafer (left) and Mayor Gayle Bunker.
Delta Mayor Gayle Bunker has a wonderful collection of antique cars.
Slim's catching up on his reading with Mark Twain outside the Delta Library. Rocky Mountain Power employees often volunteer to read with kids at school events in our communities!
In Hinckley, Utah, Slim went to the former Millard Academy building — a Utah Historic Site. The structure was built between 1909 and 1910. It served first as the Millard LDS Academy, then became Hinckley High School. Slim toured the former school with Mayor Brown and the building's current owner, Kevin Caldwell. Kevin outlined his plans to renovate the building and eventually make it a home for his family. As part of that, he's looking at options for making the building more energy efficient!
Slim peeks in on another Utah Historic Site — Fort Deseret in Millard County!
The Blundell power plant near Milford, Utah, was the first geothermal electric generating plant in the nation outside of California when it began operating in 1984. The facility uses heat from beneath the earth's crust to provide a sustainable source of power. Slim the Lineman visited the Blundell plant with plant manager Garth Larsen, who has worked for the power company for 36 years. Now that's sustainability!