New Energy College Behind Schedule

9 years 8 months 1 week ago July 19, 2007 Jul 19, 2007 Thursday, July 19 2007 Thursday, July 19, 2007 2:41:16 AM CDT in News
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TARKIO (AP) - A man who wants to turn the former Tarkio College into an energy college says his plans are behind schedule. Chad Meek says he hoped to find a solution to escalating fuel prices and global warming. His plan was to open a college focused on a curriculum that emphasizes renewable energy. More than a year ago, he announced plans to turn the former Tarkio College into the Midwestern Institute of Energy. Classes were expected to begin this fall, but Meek says the institute may not open until at least 2008 because of money problems. He has spent about $180,000 on renovations but says at least six million more is needed to complete the remaining projects.

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