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Three Grants Help Local Museums

Tourism takes center stage in economic grants Providing features that attract visitors and improve the livability of a community have long been recognized...

Growing More With Less

Advancing irrigation technology allows farmers to use data to control water application based on current conditions—all from their smartphones By Kathy Ursprung Farming...

Manager’s Report – July 2017

Technology Improvements The stated philosophy of Northern Wasco County PUD is: “We value our public power traditions, while seeking new and better ways...

A dog residing at Home at Last Humane Society enjoys some outdoor time at the play yard.

Better, Kinder Kennels

Shelter strives to raise money to improve surroundings and increase likelihood of adoption By Kathy Ursprung Walk into the kennel at Home at...

Manager’s Message – June 2017

Reinvestment in your PUD systems You will be noticing more and more inspection and construction work from PUD crews and contractors starting this...

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Summer Brings Need for Awareness

For safety’s sake, know what’s around you Summer weather brings with it plenty of play time and work time, and that’s why summer...

Mother and daughter utilizing hot water at kitchen sink

Not Your Typical Water Heater

A new heat pump water heater takes energy savings to new heights. It reduces electric water heating energy consumption by up to 66%...

Manager’s Message – May 2017

Rates vs. Bills… I know we have spent a lot of time and energy lately discussing rates, cost of service analysis, and some...

A rendering of the National Neon Sign Museum’s lower level depicts an early vision of the education center, which will provide space for classes and learning opportunities for children and adults. Rendering provided by the National Neon Sign Museum

Adventures in Neon

David Benko turns a lifetime of collecting into a museum for all to share By Kathy Ursprung In the heart of The Dalles,...