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Community briefs: May 20, 2015

Community briefs: May 20, 2015

Cruise-In rolls into Twisp Cruise-In 2015, hosted by Methow Valley Motorheads, launches tonight (May 20) at Twisp Town Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. The free event features antique and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. For more information, call (509) 341-4255 or (509) 860-1610. Other Cruise-Ins will be held on June 17 at River Bend RV...
PUD in preliminary talks to swap Enloe Dam for fish habitat

PUD in preliminary talks to swap Enloe Dam for fish habitat

After years of tentative discussions, the PUD, state and federal agencies, and representatives from environmental organizations and the Colville tribes are seriously exploring ideas that could lead to the removal of Enloe Dam. The Okanogan County
PUD powerline gets OK from state’s high court

PUD powerline gets OK from state’s high court

By Marcy Stamper
After more than a dozen years of lawsuits, the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s transmission line from Pateros to Twisp has won an almost certain path to construction with a Washington Supreme Court decision that the utility has the right to condemn state land to build the powerline. The opinion found...
PUD adopts 2015 budget; reflects fire-related costs

PUD adopts 2015 budget; reflects fire-related costs

The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) commissioners adopted the utility’s budget for 2015 on Dec. 15. The budget is based on expected revenues of $59.8 million and expenditures of $44.1 million. The bulk of the revenue comes from electric sales, with $3 million derived from use of the PUD’s broadband network. The budget also...
Beware of PUD shut-off scam

Beware of PUD shut-off scam

Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) is warning of a scam targeting residential and business customers in Okanogan County. The scammers claim to be from the PUD and threaten to shut off service for a past-due bill. They demand payment by wire transfer or a prepaid debit card. The scammers may be using deceptive tactics...
PUD still working on 2015 budget

PUD still working on 2015 budget

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) commissioners are still working on the utility’s budget for 2015. The budget projections include revenues of $59.8 million and expenditures of $44.1 million. The bulk of the revenue comes from electricity sales, with $3 million derived from use of the PUD’s broadband network.
Storm causes widespread power outages through Thanksgiving Day

Storm causes widespread power outages through Thanksgiving Day

By Ann McCreary
Widespread, scattered power outages that began on Nov. 25 due to wet, heavy snow kept utility crews working throughout the Thanksgiving holiday last week and left many people without power for more than two days.
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 …
Powerline to Methow, Enloe Dam among issues for PUD candidates

Powerline to Methow, Enloe Dam among issues for PUD candidates

By Marcy Stamper
Incumbent Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) commissioner David Womack is seeking a third six-year term. He is being challenged by Scott Verjaska.
PUD works to restore full power to lower valley

PUD works to restore full power to lower valley

By Ann McCreary
About 200 people were working early this week to restore power to Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) customers who have been without power since wildfires swept through the valley and surrounding areas almost …