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Open House and Ribbon Cutting to Dedicate the New Upper Snake Field Office Building

Written by: Nicole Carson, Budget Analyst
Upper Snake Field Office, Heyburn, ID
October 1, 2013

USFO Ribbon CuttingAfter nearly 72 years at the same location, employees in the Upper Snake Field Office (USFO) closed the doors at their former office in Burley and moved to their newly constructed office in Heyburn, Idaho. 

In celebration of the completion of this project, Upper Snake Field Office held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on September 11, 2013. “The fact that the event fell on a date with strong national significance did not escape us. Our message for the day was “Moving Forward” as we continue with our mission to serve future generation while honoring those who have gone before us,” said Assistant Area Manager, Roland Springer.

The event kicked off at 10:00 a.m. with a local color guard that included joint efforts from the VFW Mini-Cassia Post 3043 , other VFW members throughout Idaho, and the local American Legion. Guest speakers included: Roland Springer; Rocky Baker, Heyburn City Councilman; Jerry Gregg, SRAO Area Manager; and Tino Tafoya,Special Assistant to the Regional Director. Following brief remarks from the speakers, a ceremonial USFO new building.ribbon cutting took place.

Public tours of the building were given by Upper Snake Field employees and musical entertainment was provided by “Bits & Pieces”, a blue grass band made up of current and retired BOR employees. 

Unlike the older building, the new office has many high energy-efficient features, some of which include a geothermal heating and cooling system, water-saving fixtures, a passive solar design that adjusts lighting levels based on natural light, and low-maintenance landscaping.


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