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Manager’s Report — July 2019

Reinvestment in Your PUD Systems You may be noticing more and more inspection and construction work from PUD crews and contractors starting this month. Utility pole inspection, testing and treatment is critically important as much of your electrical system is transmitted and distributed via overhead lines. We are in our third cycle of inspections and […]

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A Substation to Grow On

Quenett Creek Substation will serve significant load growth in the PUD district The steel spires of Quenett Creek Substation towered high above the crowd gathered to celebrate their completion, gleaming in the late morning sun on June 13, like a promise for the future. “This project is very central to everything we would like to […]

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30 Years on the Trail

The Dalles Riverfront Trail brings a community back to its river roots By Kathy Ursprung When Dan Durow and a hardy group of fellow runners started having fun runs in The Dalles in the early 1980s, their Columbia River route meant scrambling across rugged basalt while dodging crevasses and other obstacles. The river that was the […]

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Upgrading Energy Efficiency

Increasing awareness, reducing energy use and improving lives one family at a time Celilo Village is a small community of Columbia Gorge residents approximately 10 miles east of The Dalles, Oregon, near the mouth of the Deschutes River. Most residents of Celilo Village are members of either the Yakama Nation or the Confederated Tribes of […]

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Manager’s Report — June 2019

Call 8-1-1 to play it safe when you dig This is a great time of year to be outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather in the Columbia River Gorge, whether you are out on the river, hiking in the mountains, or just taking care of those projects around the yard that you’ve planned over the winter. […]

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Good to Grow

Dufur School District launches a major improvement project By Kathy Ursprung Jack Henderson thinks about the future a lot these days. As superintendent of Dufur School District overseeing the early stages of an $8.4 million school improvement project, Jack knows the district is preparing to better meet the needs of a growing student population. Safety […]

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Let Pros Handle Trees Near Power Lines

Safety trimming of trees near power lines is a free service of the PUD Trees and shrubs have been putting on rapid spring growth over the past few months and that means some of them may be getting a little too close to power lines for safety—but that doesn’t mean you should start pruning. “No […]

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PUD Needs Your Photos

Another calendar page has turned and it’s already time to start planning the PUD’s 2020 calendar. We are inviting the public to submit photos for the calendar. They should be of high resolution and good quality. Please email photos to kathy-mcbride@nwascopud.org.

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Manager’s Report — May 2019

Current technology and new infrastructure I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for working hard to conserve energy over this very cold, and late winter season. Now that we’re well into warmer weather, your PUD team is supporting all of your new construction projects, remodels, and doing our work to keep […]