‘Community celebration’ at Beaver Creek wind farm Saturday

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The public is invited to what MidAmerican Energy is calling a “community celebration” Saturday, Sept. 16, at one of the wind turbine sites in the Beaver Creek wind farm.

Billed as a “family event,” attendees will learn about wind energy and the construction of the Beaver Creek wind farm, and see construction equipment and components of a turbine.  A free lunch and giveaways will be provided, and there will be drawings for free prizes.

All those who attend are asked to wear closed-toe shoes to the construction site.

The celebration is slated for 11 am to 1 pm and will be held at turbine site 55 – which is between A and B Ave (Boone County) north of 170th St. From Jefferson, use Highway 144 north of Grand Junction, and then turn east (right) on 170th St. Follow the signs on 170th St.

(from left) the pieces of a 312-ft tower; the nacelle, which is the size of a school bus; and the blades, which are 173 feet long and weigh 27,000 lbs each | GCNO photo
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