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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 …

High court weighs uses of public lands in powerline case

By Marcy Stamper
“The PUD is arguing for a very enhanced power of condemnation” that puts the interests of its customers ahead of the long-term beneficiaries of the state’s school trusts, argued Paul Lawrence, special assistant attorney general appointed to represent the Commissioner of Public Lands in the long-running dispute...

Many weigh in on PUD powerline case

By Marcy Stamper
Although it would extend just 28 miles from Pateros to Twisp, the PUD’s proposed transmission line has attracted the attention of …

PUD adopts $50.2 million budget for 2014

The Okanogan County Public Utility District commissioners adopted a $50.2 million budget for 2014 at their Dec. 10 meeting. The budget anticipates $42.5 million in revenue from retail electric sales and $2.8 million in wholesale sales, plus another $2.2 million in income from the PUD’s broadband network. Retail electric sales increased by $3.6 million from...
High court will hear powerline case in February

High court will hear powerline case in February

By Marcy Stamper
Oral arguments in the state’s challenge to the PUD’s efforts to condemn state land for the Pateros-Twisp powerline have been scheduled before the Washington Supreme Court for Feb. 25.