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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...

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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...

Anna Viemeister

An Aria in Her Heart

Anna Viemeister combines song and service for results in the Gorge and in Manhattan By Kathy Ursprung As a teenager planning to be...

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Diverse Grant Projects Benefit Economy

PUD grants take broad approach to development Economic development covers a lot of territory. Last year’s PUD grants helped spur economic development by:...

Haley Red Cloud Windsor, Laurie Layton and Lilia Garcia from Customer Service team

Empathy is Key in Customer Service

Customer Service Rep role goes beyond power needs The Customer Service staff members at Northern Wasco County PUD don’t use the “S-word” or...

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Ordeal in the Andes

Memories of people and peril loom large from Sam Woolsey’s life-changing trip to Peru By Kathy Ursprung Sam Woolsey looked out the window...

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No More Overhead Wires for Marina

PUD is replacing the power distribution system at The Dalles Marina By Kathy Ursprung Reconstruction of the electrical system at The Dalles Marina...

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Angling’s Hot Topic

Warming trends on the Columbia River prompt fisheries’ remedies By Kathy Ursprung Some mid-Columbia sports anglers and guides are concerned about the impact...

Veronica Quintero hugs resident Eva Phelps

A Caring Reflex

Veronica Quintero takes care of the “grandmas and grandpas” as if they were her own By Kathy Ursprung Veronica Quintero’s wide, friendly smile...