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The president of a bio mass company that plans to build a new plant in Prineville says the City of Prineville played an important role in drawing them there. The President of HM3 Energy, Hiroshi Morihara says the Prineville plant should create about 50 direct jobs and 125 in-direct jobs. He says making the bio mass bricks in Prineville makes sense for many reasons: "Prineville area has a fair amount of forest waste and fair amount of private forest owners. It’s a natural place for us to have a plant and also Prineville city has been very cooperative." They recently received a USDA grant of $500,000 to develop bio mass facilities in struggling communities. He says the first biomass bricks will be tested in coal plants and then it may grow from there: “And then we’d like to expand and double the production in Prineville.” And if they continue to expand; some of the other cities they are looking closely at include La Pine, Warm Springs, Klamath Falls, La Grande and Dallas, Oregon.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

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Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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