Yesterday, Friday, I was in the Ada County Courthouse as darkness fell and a smiling sliver of moon appeared in the southwestern sky. The view from the fifth floor balcony was stunning.
Also stunning were the number of lights blaring at full blast in the cavernous, but by then nearly empty, government facility. In one of the darkened courtrooms, a stack of sophisticated electronic equipment peered back at me with its numerous twinkling pilot lights, every one of them attesting to the fact that it was all eating away at precious energy resources and property tax dollars.
We all need to try harder to do our part to cut down on energy use and its accompanying cost to taxpayers.