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Co-op rebuilds Twisp River power line along new route

Co-op rebuilds Twisp River power line along new route

When the Twisp River Fire burned power poles and brought down lines Aug. 19, the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) had to work quickly to come up with a plan to fix the extensive damage. About 3 miles of line was destroyed. Much of it ran across Washington Department of Fish …
Okanogan Complex Fire top priority in U.S.

Okanogan Complex Fire top priority in U.S.

Now burning more than 200,000 acres, the Okanogan Complex Fire, which includes the fire that started on the Twisp River on Wednesday (Aug. 19), is the No. 1 priority in the country. The complex includes five fires, with the Tunk Block Fire …
Co-op seeking applicants for board opening

Co-op seeking applicants for board opening

Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) is looking for a co-op member to serve on its board of directors starting this fall. Members living anywhere in the area served by OCEC can be candidates. Dave Gens, one of the at-large board members, is moving out of the area and will resign his position at the end...
Co-op, PUD crews work to restore power in many areas

Co-op, PUD crews work to restore power in many areas

By Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper
Utility crews are working throughout the county today (Nov. 26) to restore electricity after heavy wet snow dropped trees and branches on power lines and caused widespread power outages. About 1,000 Okanogan County Electric …
Sparking interest

Sparking interest

Members of the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative line crew – from left, journeyman lineman Jesse Davis, journeyman lineman Chris Zahn, and line foreman Wayne Stevie – demonstrated what can happen when something gets too close to a power line and creates a dangerous electrical arc. The safety demonstration was part of the co-op’s annual meeting...

Co-op to distribute $140,000 in capital credit payments

By Ann McCreary Approximately $140,000 will be returned in capital credit payments to members of the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative who had service with the co-op in 1993 and 1994. The co-op board of directors recently approved a higher rate of payment – about twice the amount paid in 2012, when $66,000 was returned to...
Co-op to begin installing new lighting to protect ‘dark sky’

Co-op to begin installing new lighting to protect ‘dark sky’

File photo by Sue Misao   BY ANN McCREARY To protect natural nighttime darkness in the Methow Valley and save energy costs, the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative will replace about 100 street and yard lights with new fixtures that direct light down toward the ground. The street and yard lights, owned by the co-op, will...