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PUD awards $5 million contract for new powerline

PUD awards $5 million contract for new powerline

The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) board unanimously selected Michels Power to build the Pateros-Twisp powerline for just over $5 million at a special meeting on Feb. 16. Michels Power, of Tumwater, was the lowest responsive …
News briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

News briefs: Nov. 4, 2015

Veterans Day closures It’s open to speculation how much anyone will be able to get done next Wednesday (Nov. 11), the Veterans Day holiday. Post offices, banks, libraries, school districts and all levels of government — local, county, state and federal — will be taking the day off. That will be complicated by a power...
Day, night power outages scheduled on Nov. 11, 12 for PUD repairs

Day, night power outages scheduled on Nov. 11, 12 for PUD repairs

**Edited 11/10/15 to reflect updated information** The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) has scheduled two power outages — one during the day — on Nov. 11 and 12 to replace power poles damaged by the August wildfires. The outages will affect the Methow Valley from Carlton to Mazama, including customers of the Okanogan County Electric...
PUD must replace burned power poles before winter

PUD must replace burned power poles before winter

Although the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) was able to restore power fairly quickly after the August wildfires, 280 of the utility’s poles were so badly damaged that they have to be replaced before winter. The repairs will require one or two daytime power outages to make the repairs safely, according to General Manager...
Power pole fire causes outage

Power pole fire causes outage

A power pole fire near the town of Okanogan knocked out electricity to the Methow Valley north of Carlton for six hours Saturday night. The fire began at 6:20 p.m. and burned an Okanogan Public Utility District (PUD) transmission line power pole near Okanogan.  The fire caused an outage on the line that carries power...
Fast-moving brush fire causes power outage in valley

Fast-moving brush fire causes power outage in valley

By MARCY STAMPER and ANN McCREARY The Methow Valley lost power for nine hours Monday (July 15) when a wind-fanned fire burned a pole structure carrying the transmission line over Loup Loup Pass to the valley. The fire was reported at 12:51 p.m. and burned an estimated 2,000 acres in the vicinity of Smallwood Farms...