A warm-up period started out the very beginning of the week followed by cold rain with a little sleet marked by the year’s first lightning and thunder Tuesday. That accelerated the disappearance of the snow in the shadows of buildings and trees. The snow marking the upper hills of the Rim continues to recede as well. Many of the forest roads headed south toward the Rim remain closed. The canyons and washes continue their
watershed at a slower pace than in the previous week’s time.
SRP buys new wind projects power
Salt River Project has committed to the purchase of the whole Dry Lake Wind Project’s Phase 2 output for 20 years in a press release March 18 by Iberdrola Renewables. Dry Lake’s Phase 2 will use up to 31 Suzlon wind turbines and is expected to generate up to 65 megawatts (MW) of electricity. With land-use approval, the nine- to 12-month construction period of Dry Lake 2 is expected to commence in June of this year and continue for nine to 12 months until completion.
Easter Egg Hunt planned at Navajo County Park
The Ponderosa Lions Club annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled for April 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Navajo County Park. Everyone is welcome. Free hot dogs will be served and balloons will be given out. There is a coloring contest and bags will be provided for the hunt. The guest of honor will be “Mr. Bunny” himself and escort “Miss Rainbow” the clown.