PacWest to present on smelter at Lakes Commission meeting

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

PacWest, the company behind the proposed silicon smelter in Newport, Wash., will present at a Lakes Commission meeting March 28 in Priest River.

The meeting, which is open to the public, is slated for 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Priest River Event Center. It will also feature presentations from Idaho Fish & Game, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation. 

John Carlson and Jayson Tymko will present for PacWest 11-11:40 a.m. The presentation, listed on the agenda as “Proposed PacWest Silicon Project,” will be similar to previous presentations the company has made at other local venues, according to company representative Mike Welch.

“We are approaching it as a general briefing on the project and technology,” Welch said. “In my opinion the Lakes Commission is an important audience due to their commitment to protecting critical bodies of water in region. We just wanted to make sure that we do our best to provide the most up to date information possible.”

The Priest River Event Center is located at 5399 US-2, Priest River.

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