The original tree at Pioneer Park was planted on April 8, 1940. The tree was a 4-year-old black walnut. We do not know if the tree is still standing, but it might be since black walnuts can live to be at least 200 years old.
These days it seems every time you open the paper there are stories about energy problems — nationally, it’s our reliance on foreign supplies, oil spills or climate change. Closer to home there is Idaho Power’s proposed Boardman-Hemingway transmission line, coal plant mercury and acid emissions and, of course, Antelope Ridge. Finally, the increasing costs of energy directly affect us in our homes and businesses.