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Recent Hires Bring Advanced Skills

Finance, Power Purchase, Business, Computer Science, Joint Use and Electrician are among their specialties By Kathy Ursprung Suzanne Haworth Suzanne Haworth has been...

Steve holds a copy of the anthology that features Eastern Oregon writers and includes his first story.

A Man of Many Talents

Veteran and former lawyer, volunteer and mayor settles on role as author By Rodger Nichols F. Scott Fitzgerald’s observation, “There are no second...

Marti Kantola Dane

Filling in the Missing Pieces

Mediating agriculture disputes can be like finding the piece that lets people solve their own puzzle By Kathy Ursprung If the first farm...

Kurt Conger and Justin Brock with Chevy Bolt

PUD Builds Electric Car Expertise

Two new charging stations use clean hydropower to fuel hybrid and electric-only vehicles By Kathy Ursprung Northern Wasco County PUD is taking clean...

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...