Boone Community News

How TVA is integrated into the Boone Community

Boone Dam Engineering Manager Addresses State Conference

OCTOBER 7, 2016—Boone Dam Manager of Civil Engineering Patrick Kiser recently spoke at the annual meeting of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee and Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers’ State Conference in Nashville.

Boone Dam Far Exceeds CFC Charity Goals

The Boone crew has already raised more than $10,000 for the Combined Federal Campaign—the federal government’s annual charitable fundraising campaign—and they’re not finished yet!

Boone Dam and Gray Employees/Families Team up for Boone Lake Annual Clean Up

Volunteers from Boone Dam and TVA’s Gray office helped out with the 18th consecutive Boone Lake Annual Clean Up Day Saturday, April 29. Trash was collected at Boone Lake Marina, Davis Marina, Lakeview Marina, Rockingham Marina and Jay’s Dock.

Boone Dam’s Engineer Talks to Students During STEM Week

A strong STEM curriculum ensures that Valley students are ready for tomorrow’s jobs. With that in mind, Adam Thomas, senior program manager for TVA, was one of the guest speakers during the Innovation Academy’s STEM week in August.

Boone Hosts Two Community Tours

Boone Dam played host to two different groups from the Tri-Cities region October 18.

Boone Lake Annual Clean Up Set for April 29, 2017

Boone Lake Annual Clean Up Set for April 29, 2017

Boone Lake Annual Cleanup Set for April 29; Successful River Cleanup Complete

The 18th consecutive Boone Lake Annual Cleanup Day is just a few weeks away. Boone Lake Association organizers say the event will kick off at 9 a.m. on Sat., April 29, and end at 3 p.m.

Boone Watershed Partnership Honors TVA with Water Quality Award

TVA was recently honored by the Boone Watershed Partnership for providing planning, labor and funding for the parking lot and trail at the new Watauga Bluffs State Natural Access Area.

Bristol Library Receives Donated Book in Honor of TVA

When TVA senior vice president Bob Deacy spoke to the VA-TN Rotary Club, a copy of "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site" was given to the Bristol Public Library in his honor.

Hands On! Museum and TVA Partner to Educate Students about STEM

Hands On! Regional Museum announces a partnership with TVA that will allow 500 local Title 1 students to attend the Museum for free, and help extend the life of a popular "Make It, Take It" exhibit.

Holiday Generosity Abounds at Boone Dam

The Boone Dam Combined Federal Campaign raised more than $13,000 for charity during three events in November and December.

Pinnacle Speedway in Lights Powered by TVA

TVA is once again delighted to “power” the Pinnacle Speedway in Lights. Now in its 20th season, the holiday light show at the Bristol Motor Speedway has become a family holiday favorite.

Runners and Golfers will see “Health Checks” at Beaver Creek and Clear Creek Dams

A routine “health check” of one TVA dam near Bristol may cause a temporary inconvenience for area runners while a second check shouldn’t cause anything more than curiosity for golfers.

TVA Again Sponsors ETSU Eagle Cam

TVA Again Sponsors ETSU Eagle Cam

TVA Employees Volunteer Time and Talents for Combined Federal Campaign

TVA Employees Volunteer Time and Talents for Combined Federal Campaign

TVA Sponsors FIRST LEGO League Robotics at ETSU

Boone Dam engineer Aaron Nottis (pictured with microphone, below) interacted with plenty of future engineers during the second annual FIRST LEGO League Tennessee State Qualifying Tournament at East Tennessee State University on Dec. 3, 2016.

TVA Sponsors First-Ever “Career Quest” Event

Nearly 5,000 students from Morristown to Johnson County took part in a two-day Career Quest event at the ETSU Mini Dome March 21-22 sponsored by TVA and Johnson City Power Board.

TVA Supports STEM Education in Tri-Cities

Some 560 Kindergarten through 4th graders from Lake Ridge Elementary School in Johnson City learned about water conservation from TVA’s Kristina Bonds during the school’s first-ever science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) day.

TVA Volunteers Support Second Harvest Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry

Workers from Boone Dam and TVA’s Gray office teamed up with Elizabethton Electric to support the Mobile Food Pantry at Lynnwood/Lynnridge Apartments in Elizabethton.

TVA Volunteers with Johnson City Power Board to Assist Area 3 Special Olympics

TVA employees teamed up with the Johnson City Power Board to volunteer and play host to the Area 3 Special Olympics last week. More than 500 athletes participated in the track meet.

The Boone Dam Project

TVA has found the fix for seepage at Boone Dam: a composite barrier made of non-erodible material. Construction will take five to seven years. Maximum safety measures for area residents and businesses will remain in place throughout the process. Find out more about what happened at Boone Dam, why and how a team of the country’s finest dam engineers and safety experts arrived at the best possible solution. Click here to read more about the Boone Dam Project.