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Clay Smith, Northern Wasco County PUD Director since 2003, died May 5.

PUD Bids Farewell to Smith

Late director saw utility through many changes Longtime PUD Director Clay Smith, 72, died May 8, 2019, after enjoying a hobby that he...

Leslie Sullivan holding a bottle of kombucha

Fermenting for Fun and Flavor

Leslie Sullivan gets the kombucha she wants and saves money, too By Kathy Ursprung It’s hard to find a brew pub or sandwich...

Northern Wasco County PUD and Bonneville Power Administration officials

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...

Two men and a woman

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...

Travis Hardy

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...

rendering of planned entrance expansion at Dufur School

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...

man holding camera

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...