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PUD breaks ground  on transmission line

PUD breaks ground on transmission line

Current and former staff and commissioners of the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) gathered last week for a symbolic groundbreaking for the Pateros-Twisp transmission line, called a “momentous” occasion by PUD board president Scott Vejraska. PUD crews erected two power poles and connected a cross-arm and insulators at the ceremony on Friday (April 1)...
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 …
PUD set to award Pateros-Twisp powerline contract

PUD set to award Pateros-Twisp powerline contract

The Pateros-Twisp transmission line could be completed and providing electricity to the Methow Valley by the end of the year, with the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) expected to break ground on the long-delayed powerline this summer. After two decades of planning and 17 years of…
PUD looking to make a powerhouse deal at Enloe Dam

PUD looking to make a powerhouse deal at Enloe Dam

As discussions over the fate of Enloe Dam — whether to restart it or remove it — continue, the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) is also looking for a party interested in adapting the historic 1920 powerhouse for public use. The powerhouse, …
PUD completes broadband network

PUD completes broadband network

Over the past several years, roadsides around the county have sprouted large wooden spools wound with beefy black fiber-optic cables. The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) has completed installing 200 miles of these cables on power poles to transmit high-speed Internet connections. The project, financed by the federal Stimulus Act five years ago, helped...
PUD staff gets Good Samaritan award for ‘heroic actions’

PUD staff gets Good Samaritan award for ‘heroic actions’

The entire staff of the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) has been honored with a Good Samaritan award from the Washington PUD Association for their “heroic actions to preserve property and protect the community in the face of raging wildfires” this past summer. In nominating all their employees, the Okanogan County PUD commissioners said,...
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...

News briefs: Oct. 28, 2015

Twisp OKs variance for subdivision streets The Twisp Town Council has approved a variance that allows streets in the Isabella Ridge subdivision to be narrower than required by town ordinances. The council last week approved a Planning Commission recommendation that streets in the subdivision be only 28 feet wide, rather than 36 feet wide as...
News briefs: October 21, 2015

News briefs: October 21, 2015

Eagles host memorial benefit for firefighters The Methow Eagles will host a memorial benefit for the three firefighters who died in the Twisp River Fire on Aug. 19, and for injured firefighter Daniel Lyon, on Oct. 31 at the Eagles Aerie in Twisp. The event costs $10 and includes a lasagna dinner, baked goods auction,...