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Low income home owners in Oregon who want to take advantage of an appliance rebate program better act fast as funds for the program could be gone by summer. Ann Grim with the Oregon Department of Energy says the program is a one time funding source. "This is stimulus money. And it's an Energy Star Rebate Program. So it's a different program and it’s a limited time. We have $3.6 million for energy efficient appliances. The Oregonians that are eligible are low-income homeowners." Grim says there's been a residential tax credit program that's been managed by the Department of Energy for a long time, but this program is about to end. To be eligible, you must earn less than 60% of the States' medium income level and purchase an Energy Star appliance. You could get up to 70% of the purchase price rebated back to you.  See more details are at Oregon Department of Energy website; we have a link on our “Links” page.

 

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.