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OKANOGAN – County PUD commissioners approved an application for a broadband expansion grant that, if awarded, would build direct fiber to homes and businesses in Twisp, Pateros and Conconully. The application was due Jan. 17 to the Washington State Broadband Office (WSBO). The $11.6 million project...
OKANOGAN -- The county PUD board heard reports and 2023 previews during their last meeting of the year Dec. 12. Policy Consultant Jason Herbert of Energy Northwest gave a legislative update and preview. The 105-day state session will likely feature bills dealing with solar production and net...
EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E. Skagen executed the following actions during the November 14, Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office: • Continued the budget hearing for the Distribution System and Wells...
OKANOGAN – The county PUD commissioners approved the 2023 budget at their Nov. 14 meeting. The budget includes revenues of $69.5 million, expenditures of $55.8 million and capital of $16.2 million. The board also discussed possible ways to adjust rates for an average 3.75 percent increase overall,...
EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E. Skagen executed the following actions during the November 14, Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office: • Continued the budget hearing for the Distribution System and Wells...
OKANOGAN - The Okanogan County PUD has applied for a grant to possibly install a hydrogen fueling station and hydrogen fuel cell in the county, in partnership with TranGo. Brent Timm, general manager for TranGo, said that his agency is pursuing a feasibility study for deploying a zero-carbon bus...
EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E. Skagen executed the following actions during the October 24, Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office: • Continued the budget hearing for the Distribution System and Wells...

Douglas PUD Technician III Jeff Odegard-Harris, second from left, was presented with his 30-year service award by PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, left, Molly Simpson, and Ronald E. Skagen during the Commission’s Oct. 10 meeting. Courtesy Douglas County PUD
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD commissioners and staff continue to discuss the 2023 proposed budget, including some long-term planning and possible rate changes ahead. The public hearing on the budget is now open, and the first session kicked off with a presentation of an equity management plan...

Root wads and other obstacles are being removed along this stretch of the Columbia River from Memorial Park to Ives Landing Park. Mike Maltais/QCH
PATEROS – Work began last month on a project that will add more walking trail and viewing area for park users along the Columbia River. A plan introduced by the Douglas County PUD last year is now underway to create a quarter-mile trail connecting Memorial Park with Ives Landing Park. Douglas PUD...

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