Duke Energy is moving up the timeline on plans to shut down its remaining coal-fired units at its New Richmond plant.
Duke says it will retire the last two coal-fired units at the W.C. Beckjord Station on Monday, September 1. The company announced the plan to move away from coal three years ago, but the units weren't scheduled to be fully offline until January 2015.
It will take several years to completely decommission the coal units.
Oil-fired combustion units and the substation, transmission and distribution operations at Beckjord will continue.
Mosquitoes in Silverton have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
Hamilton County Public Health Spokesman Mike Samet says no human infections have been reported yet, but people should still take precautions. That includes getting rid of standing water, applying larvicide to standing water that can't be drained, and using insect repellent. See more on the agency's "Drain, Dunk, Protect" effort below.