Thurston Energy Launches New Energy Efficiency Rebate Offer for 5-County Region

first_imgREBATE 2:  Ductless Heat Pump: Rebates for the purchase and installation of a Single-Head Ductless Heat Pump (DHP) System, with a limit of one rebate per house. Homes heated with propane, fuel oil or wood are eligible for a $1500 rebate, and rental homes heated with electricity are eligible for a $1500 rebate.Customers should contact Thurston Energy (360-528-2112) prior to making improvements in order to make arrangements for an initial energy evaluation, to connect with a pre-approved contractor, and to assure that the project scope of work qualifies for rebates.Weatherization improvements must be completed between January 1, 2015 and May 31, 2015, and funds are available for a limited time only. For more information about ColdCa$h for POW&R, and to get started, please contact Mark Rentfrow, Energy Services Manager for Thurston Energy at 360-528-2112 or by email at mark@thurstonenergy.org.In addition, Thurston Energy will be hosting two free info sessions for the public. Come learn more about ColdCa$h for POW&R and bring your energy efficiency questions.Wednesday, January 21, 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Yelm branch of Timberland Regional LibraryWednesday, January 28, 5:30 – 6:30 at Lacey branch of Timberland Regional LibraryAbout Thurston Energy: Thurston Energy is a program of the Thurston Economic Development Council, located in Lacey, WA. Thurston Energy’s mission is to drive investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy in order to save energy, save money and build our local economy. Submitted by Thurston Energy January 9, 2015 – Thurston Energy has recently launched a new weatherization rebate, ColdCa$h for POW&R.  Designed specifically for homes that are heated with propane, oil or wood, and/or are rental homes, this rebate can help property owners save on the cost of weatherization projects, and the purchase and installation of ductless heat pump systems.In order to be eligible for this rebate, homes must be located in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis or Pacific counties and be primarily heated by Propane, Oil, or Wood, and/or be a Rental. Two rebates are included in this promotion:REBATE 1:  Weatherization: Rebate of 40% of price paid for weatherization improvement services (and materials), up to a maximum rebate amount of $2000.  Qualifying measures to increase building envelope performance include Air Sealing; Insulation (attics, walls, floors, ducts); Electrical wiring upgrades associated with insulation measures; Whole house ventilation; and Duct sealing. Facebook68Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2016

first_imgCHAMPION SONGBIRD IS READY FOR SANTA YSABELNYQUIST IS ‘FULL OF ENERGY’ IN HALF-MILE BREEZENEW TURF COURSE INSTALLATION STARTS JUNE 20SHUTTLE SERVICE TO SANTA ANITA BEGINS SATURDAY Abel Lezcano5252410%21%$217,564 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jeff Mullins2456021%46%$164,634 Jerry Hollendorfer981591315%38%$974,826 Peter Miller961191211%33%$476,090 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Rafael Bejarano18741361922%51%$1,858,317 Gary Stevens50106720%46%$1,113,803 Mark Glatt6487313%28%$364,425 Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 William Spawr2875325%54%$187,342 Brice Blanc454579%36%$451,595 (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 28) Joseph Talamo17018202111%35%$964,564 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tyler Baze19020312711%41%$1,072,081 Philip D’Amato9420151621%54%$1,075,485 Jeff Bonde2872425%46%$168,010 Martin Pedroza74109414%31%$282,700 Hector Palma2953517%45%$134,202 Mario Gutierrez14318242113%44%$1,092,624 Steven Miyadi46911720%59%$300,059 Peter Eurton6912161117%57%$743,317 Agapito Delgadillo7298613%32%$251,147 J. Keith Desormeaux3565817%54%$241,069 Martin Garcia92159916%36%$891,254 Edwin Maldonado12925111219%37%$848,860 Doug O’Neill12822172117%47%$1,111,803 Kent Desormeaux8111211414%57%$990,934 Richard Baltas7913121016%44%$944,394 Vladimir Cerin3293528%53%$305,710 NYQUIST IN ‘GREAT’ WORK FOR FLORIDA DERBYUndefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Nyquist worked a half mile under exercise rider Jonny Garcia Thursday morning on Santa Anita’s fast main track in 48.80 as the son of Uncle Mo prepared for the Florida Derby on April 2“He went great, full of energy,” said Doug O’Neill, who trains the bay colt for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “I loved what we saw and we’re very happy. We’re just trying to stay in front of the rain that might be coming this weekend.”O’Neill added that all Nyquist’s major works for the Florida Derby will be at Santa Anita prior to shipping. “The plan is to have all breezes here,” O’Neill said.SANTA ANITA TO INSTALL NEW TURF COURSE JUNE 20Santa Anita announced yesterday that it will begin installation of a completely new Bermuda turf course on June 20, which will be ready for use in advance of Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet which begins in late September.“With the impact of additional racing dates and increased demand for turf racing, the replacement of the course is something we have been anticipating and planning for several months,” said Joe Morris, Senior Vice President, West Coast Operations for The Stronach Group.  “The new course will be very tight-knit and uniform, and we’re confident that we can have it fully installed by early July, which will give it the time it needs during optimum growing conditions.“Turf racing is extremely popular with our fans and horsemen, and with our expanded racing calendar, we are placing demands on this course that have never before existed.  The new turf is designed to be robust enough to handle the additional use.  The horsemen are fully supportive of this project, and together, we look forward to its implementation.”            Trainer Jim Cassidy, President of the California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT), said the following:  “A completely new and durable turf course is essential to successful year ’round racing at Santa Anita.  Track leadership has been careful to consider our suggestions and we are pleased to endorse their plan.”Beginning June 6, preparations will begin on the hillside portion of the course, with the turf oval scheduled for closure beginning June 20.  The first course of action will be to remove the existing turf and prepare the soil for the installation of the fully mature Bermuda, which has been grown in La Quinta, Calif.With an oval that measures about seven furlongs, Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course is unlike any other in North America, in that it features a hillside component, which measures about 6 ½ furlongs (4,777 feet) from the top of the hill to the finish line.With Santa Anita’s current Winter Meet drawing to a close on April 10, turf racing in California will shift to Golden Gate Fields as they conduct their 75th anniversary Turf Festival, which will run from April 14 through May 1.  Turf Festival purses will be increased and horsemen will be offered complementary vanning between Santa Anita and Golden Gate.As a result of Santa Anita’s turf course project, there will be no turf racing here from June 23 through closing day of the track’s Spring Meeting on July 10.Turf racing will resume with the onset of Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet, which runs from Sept. 30 through Nov. 6. ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SONGBIRD ON SATURDAYThe fact that nine three-year-old fillies were entered to run against undefeated champion Songbird in the Santa Ysabel Stakes on Saturday was surprising, but on the other hand, it did not cost anything to go in and with rain forecast for the weekend, horsemen were inclined to roll the dice when entries were taken on Wednesday.            “Everybody’s looking at the weather forecast, from what they say,” said Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, trainer of Songbird. “There’s a 40 percent chance of rain, but we can’t do anything about that.”Doug O’Neill has two entered against Songbird, including Land Over Sea, who has been beaten a combined margin of 30 ½ lengths in her last four starts against Songbird, all in a row.“Both our fillies are doing well and the race is in our own back yard,” O’Neill reasoned.“Songbird is as good as they come. Obviously, you’d rather not run against her, but with her presence, we were hoping for a shorter field.”The field for the Santa Ysabel, race four of nine: My Dynamo, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Land Over Sea, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1; Pageant Material, Santiago Gonzalez, 30-1; Merirosvo, Drayden Van Dyke, 50-1; Songbird, Mike Smith, 1-9; Code Warrior, Anne Sanguinetti, 20-1; Jade Princess, Rafael Bejarano, 30-1; Not Now Carolyn, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1; and Mokat, Flavien Prat, 20-1.SONGBIRD LOWEST MORNING LINE CHOICE SINCE ZENYATTASongbird has been pegged a rare 1-9 favorite on Jon White’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes.“The last time I made a 1-9 morning-line favorite was Zenyatta six years ago when she was making her first start of the year in the Santa Margarita,” White noted. “Zenyatta was coming off her tremendous performance in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic when she made history by becoming the first filly or mare to ever win that race.“When Songbird made her first start of the year in the Las Virgenes last month, I made her a 1-5 morning line favorite. But she never, ever moved off 1-9 on the tote board. In fact, she never came close to moving off 1-9 because she actually went off as a 1-20 favorite, paying only $2.10 for a $2 win wager.“I’ve made Land Over Sea the second favorite for the Santa Ysabel at 12-1. It certainly is unusual to have a second favorite at such a high price, but I actually am cutting her price in half from the Las Virgenes when she went off at just slightly under 24-1.“Land Over Sea did finish second in the Las Virgenes, but Songbird was super impressive, winning for fun by 6 ½ lengths. And it was the fourth straight time Songbird has defeated Land Over Sea. That suggests to me that even though Land Over Sea might well go off as the second favorite this Saturday, she likely will be in double digits.“Songbird is an undefeated Eclipse Award winner. She is a Breeders’ Cup winner. Some even believe she is the best 3-year-old in the country, not just the best 3-year-old filly in the country. And here she is, running in a Grade III race against 3-year-old fillies Saturday. I will be very surprised if Songbird’s price on the tote board ever budges from 1-9 Saturday.” SHUTTLE SERVICE AVAILABLE BEGINNING SATURDAYSanta Anita has announced it will offer fans free shuttle service to and from the new Metro Gold Line Arcadia Station, beginning with the Gold Line’s Arcadia launch this Saturday, March 5.Beginning Saturday, the Metro Gold Line will, for the first time, provide service to Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and as far east as the Azusa/Glendora border near Citrus Community College.The Santa Anita Shuttle will run on all race days and will operate in addition to Arcadia’s Transit Shuttle Service, providing fans with a non-stop trip to and from The Great Race Place, which is located a mile from the Arcadia Station. The Santa Anita Shuttle will be offered through closing day of the track’s Spring Meet on July 10.“Along with many thousands of others, we are very excited about the Metro Gold Line launch on Saturday and we believe our free shuttle is going to be a great way for fans throughout metro L.A. to connect with us,” said Nate Newby, Santa Anita’s Vice President, Marketing.  “This is a welcome development and a great alternative for many of our fans and employees who regularly commute on the crowded 210 Freeway.”The Santa Anita Shuttle will operate on a 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. basis with pickup and drop off service available every 20 minutes. Santa Anita Ambassadors will staff each shuttle and be available to assist fans who may have questions regarding racetrack seating, dining, etc.The Arcadia Transit Shuttle, which features stops at Santa Anita, Methodist Hospital, the Westfield Santa Anita Mall and the L.A. County Arboretum, will operate seven days a week from 7:10 a.m. to 6:36 p.m. and be offered free of charge through June 15.FINISH LINES: Trainer Jimmy Jerkens will run 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Effinex in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap, according to Racing Director, Mike Lakow. Effinex will arrive from his base at Palm Meadows later today and be stabled here with trainer Eoin Harty . . . Trainer Cliff Sise Jr. has San Felipe contender Danzing Candy scheduled to work Saturday at 9 a.m. for the Grade II race on March 12 . . . Richard Baltas has engaged Santiago Gonzalez to ride San Antonio runner-up Imperative in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino on March 12. First post time on Big ‘Cap Day is 12 noon, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m. . . . Nick Coukos, President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, and TVG host/analyst Peter Lurie, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. . . . Aces wild: Out of Patience, 4-1 chance in today’s fourth race, breaks from post position four after drawing the rail four straight races for trainer Leonard Powell. Santiago Gonzalez20038282419%45%$1,497,144 Mike Smith67761310%39%$943,730 Patrick Gallagher2763522%52%$466,643 Victor Espinoza5979612%37%$666,715 Kristin Mulhall3576220%43%$306,060 Bob Baffert7717111222%52%$1,252,025 George Papaprodromou3873618%42%$210,530 Alonso Quinonez614847%26%$206,150 Mike Puype56611311%36%$299,665 Drayden Van Dyke10912131411%36%$699,544 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Carla Gaines3662217%28%$452,670 John Sadler60108517%38%$470,419 Flavien Prat17933222718%46%$1,909,481 Fernando Perez1291113189%33%$636,604 Steve Knapp2651319%35%$153,370last_img read more