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Fiber-optics to expand Internet access around Okanogan County

Fiber-optics to expand Internet access around Okanogan County

By Marcy Stamper
Crews are working on a PUD project that will extend the possibility of high-speed broadband connections to about 80 percent of the utility’s customers.
PUD approves 1-year rate hike

PUD approves 1-year rate hike

By Marcy Stamper
After months of studies and meetings with ratepayers who assailed rising costs, the PUD has raised electric rates by 9.5 percent for next year, effective Sept. 1.
State board: PUD must protect fish, visual impact at Enloe Dam

State board: PUD must protect fish, visual impact at Enloe Dam

By Marcy Stamper A state board has agreed with a coalition of environmental groups that the PUD’s plans to significantly reduce water flows over Enloe Dam and a nearby waterfall may not be adequate to protect both aesthetics and fish. The Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) has ordered the district to monitor the effects of...
Pollution board: PUD must consider visual impact of flows at Enloe Dam

Pollution board: PUD must consider visual impact of flows at Enloe Dam

By MARCY STAMPER  A state board has agreed with a coalition of environmental groups that the PUD’s plans to significantly reduce water flows over Enloe Dam and a nearby waterfall may not be adequate to protect both aesthetics and fish. The Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) has ordered the district to monitor the effects of...
PUD rate meetings set

PUD rate meetings set

The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) is holding three special evening meetings for the public to discuss electric rates and proposals for a rate increase this fall. Meeting dates and locations are: • Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m., Tonasket High School Commons. • Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m., Columbia Cove Community Center meeting room, 601...
PUD struggling to make up for big drop in revenue

PUD struggling to make up for big drop in revenue

Okanogan County PUD commissioners are hammering out a budget to cover shortfalls. File photo by Sue Misao   BY MARCY STAMPER Plummeting prices for power on the wholesale market, overly optimistic projections about growth, numerous capital projects and a coming increase in what it pays for electricity have the PUD relying on borrowed funds and...
PUD gears up for powerline bids as state weighs appeal

PUD gears up for powerline bids as state weighs appeal

BY MARCY STAMPER The PUD is readying requests for construction bids while the state and Conservation Northwest are evaluating their legal options, following a court ruling last week that the utility can condemn state land to build its powerline. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals in Spokane ruled May 7 that the Okanogan...