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Meet Your PUD Board

Roger Howe and Connie Karp are two of Northern Wasco County PUD’s five directors By Rodger Nichols Roger Howe Sometimes a simple suggestion at the right time can change a person’s life. That’s what happened to Northern Wasco County PUD board member Roger Howe. Born and raised locally, Roger started his career as a counselor […]

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Guess Who Came to Dinner?

The Dalles has warmly welcomed its share of famous visitors By Rodger Nichols The Dalles has a long and distinguished history as part of America’s political stage. At one time, it was larger than Portland, Seattle or Spokane, Washington, so it’s not surprising that some famous people have passed through town. Three U.S. presidents visited […]

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Manager’s Message – June 2021

Construction Season for You and the PUD Greetings, You will notice more and more inspection and construction work from Northern Wasco County PUD crews and our contractors as the weather warms and our typical construction season ramps up. Utility pole inspection, testing, and treatment are critically important because much of your electrical system is transmitted […]

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It’s Electrical Safety Month: Generate Safely

During a power outage, the only options used to be lighting a candle or finding a flashlight and patiently waiting by the fireplace. Today, homeowners unwilling to wait out an outage are installing backup power generators. A generator converts energy from fuel—usually gasoline—into electricity. Provided the generator is large enough, it can run a few […]

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Meet Your PUD Board

Howard Gonser and Wayne Jacobson are two of Northern Wasco County PUD’s five directors By Rodger Nichols Howard Gonser Howard Gonser has been on the Northern Wasco County PUD board for 35 years. That’s more than a third of the PUD’s 82-year history. Howard is from Longview, Washington. He was a member of Mark Morris […]

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The Mint That Never Was

By Rodger Nichols Anyone who had cardboard coin collector boards for pennies, nickels, or dimes when they were a kid probably remembers three mints at the time: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Anyone who collected Morgan silver dollars also knew about former mints in Carson City, Nevada, and New Orleans. High-end collectors of very old […]

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Welcome to the PUD

Northern Wasco County PUD has a new chief operations officer and a new board member By Rodger Nichols New Chief Operations Officer Jeff Teel Jeff Teel says he’s found the perfect job at the perfect time in his life. His background and training are well-suited to his new position as chief operations officer at Northern […]

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Manager’s Message – April 2021

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.” —William Shakespeare The assault on the Federal Columbia River Power System continues. Some of it is warranted. Most is not. We need state and federal collaboration and direct engagement to sustainably stabilize power rates, grid reliability, and aquatic species recovery. Merriam-Webster defines sustainable as “of, relating […]