District 3 crews help repair facility for Homeland Security
District 3’s bridge and building maintenance crew performed mountaintop repair work Sept. 22-23 at the request of the radio technicians at State Communications, a part of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security network and the Idaho Military Division.
ITD’s crew assisted in repairs – roof and wall cracks, mostly – on a building that houses a radio repeater used by ISP and State Comm./EMS. The building is located about three hours off the beaten path, in the Owyhee Mountains, popularly known as Cinnabar Peak. It was built in the late ‘90s.
The mountain peak is 8,300 feet in elevation and has a beautiful view of the Snake River Plain and the surrounding Owyhee Mountains. It is reachable only by four-wheel drive during the dry season. In winter, it can only be reached only by a Sno-Cat or helicopter.