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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,...
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...
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