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PUD and DNR settle payment for powerline easements after 5 years of negotiations

PUD and DNR settle payment for powerline easements after 5 years of negotiations

After five years of legal wrangling, the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have agreed on the value of easements to allow the utility district to …
Equipment problems caused 911 system outage last weekend

Equipment problems caused 911 system outage last weekend

Overheated fiber optic equipment and subsequent problems caused an outage of the 911 emergency system that affected landline service in Pateros, Twisp and Winthrop from about 3 p.m. Sunday (June 28) to 8 a.m. Monday (June 29). An air conditioning unit failed at …
PUD warns of another computer scam targeting customers

PUD warns of another computer scam targeting customers

The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) — and its customers — continue to be hit by computer scams. The two latest efforts to ensnare PUD customers are both messages that pop up on people’s personal computers. One notifies people that they are the PUD’s “lucky visitor” and that they have an unclaimed prize, and tell the people to...
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.