building industry

Hailey offers roof snow load warnings

HAILEY — As of noon Tuesday, the current roof snow load is estimated to be 70.20 pounds per square foot in the vicinity of Hailey. Local building officials measured about 54 pounds per square foot at the old courthouse, 57.5 pounds at Audubon Drive, 57.5 pounds at Lower Board Ranch and 64 pounds at Hulen Meadows.

Bridge replacement to begin next week near Bliss

BLISS — As early as Monday, U.S. 30 from west of Bliss to Interstate 84 will close while the Union Pacific Railroad bridge undergoes replacement. Motorists traveling to Bliss on I-84 will need to use Exit 141.

Curious Mind: Was Clear Lakes School moved?

Q: I attended the first three grades of my elementary education (Clear Lakes School District No. 8) in a one-room, eight-grade school house in the bottom of the canyon west of Clear Springs Foods. It was located on the Fred Brailsford Ranch — now his daughter Katherine Wright’s home. I wondered if anyone knew what happened to the building. I think it was moved.

Winterize that outdoor power equipment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Old Man Winter is knocking on the door. For much of the country, it’s time to put away spring and summer outdoor power equipment such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers and trimmers and get out snow blowers, generators and other small engine equipment.

Hidden History: This place? Moon’s Rock Shop

Last week, the Hidden History column featured the Twin Falls School District’s building that houses its support services programs, such as special education and the gifted-and-talented program.

Work resumes on Big Wood River Bridge

SHOSHONE — Work is expected to resume Wednesday on the Big Wood River Bridge near U.S. 20’s Stanton Crossing. This will be the final part of last year’s bridge replacement project. Concrete Placing Company of Boise is the contractor.