Seal coating pavement and repainting lines of the boat launch parking lot at Old Mill Park will close access to the boat launch on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Near normal 2013 spring run-off means conditions favorable for summer recreation.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Lake Chelan level, insurance.
Friday outage is set from 9 a.m. to noon.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: thank you for Carol Wardell, PUD awards.
The D3 Tour Geocache Challenge was honored Tuesday by the National Hydro Association with an Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award (OSAW) for Public Education.
Repairing pavement cracks and seal coating sections of the trail and the boat launch parking lot at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park will close the launch Thursday and Friday.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: water and wastewater rates and Reliable Public Power Provider RP3 award.
New rebates on appliances, free manufactured home duct sealing and free refrigerator removal with a $30 incentive are among the choices.
Installing 95-foot poles on April 9 and 10 part of Okanogan Substation construction
About 190 Chelan PUD customers along Cedar Brae and South Shore roads and on Road 6607-112 will be affected.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: water and wastewater rate public meetings.
Learn how to plant the right tree in the right place by talking with local tree experts and Master Gardeners from Washington State University’s Extension Program at the annual Arbor Day celebration and tree seedling distribution on Saturday, April 6, 2013
A power outage on Tuesday, April 2, is the final step in the construction done over the last year to meet growing demand for electric service in the city of Entiat and in the Entiat Valley.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Erik Wahlquist named general counsel and chief compliance officer, general manager search, Lake Wenatchee south shore fiber service.
Removing three trees likely damaged in last December’s storms will require a power outage Tuesday for about 450 Chelan PUD customers near Lake Wenatchee.
Chelan County PUD will pick up customers’ old refrigerators or freezers for free, plus provide a $30 rebate.
After 15 years as Chelan PUD’s chief legal adviser, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Carol Wardell will move into a new role on May 1 as a part-time staff attorney.
The March 1 runoff forecast for the Lake Chelan drainage basin is 92 percent of average for April 1 through July 31.
Commission meeting news.
The dam will open to the public for its 52nd season at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 1.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: credit agency reports, PUD Sustainability Team.
Morgan Stanley Capital Group, Inc. has committed to pay a combined total of $91.8 million for a 5-percent slice of the combined output of Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams from Jan. 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2018.
PUD is seeking a nonprofit group to run the concession stand at Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park as a fund-raising venture.
Runoff forecast for the Lake Chelan drainage basin is 100 percent of average for April 1 through July 31.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Lake Wenatchee fiber, clean state audit and appliance rebates.
Replacing a power pole likely damaged in last month’s storms will require an outage Wednesday for about 900 Chelan PUD customers near Lake Wenatchee.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Lake Wenatchee fiber, strategic plan.
Community meeting set for Jan. 26.
Come by the '59 Diner anytime between 1 and 5 p.m.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: board officers.
With electric service largely restored in the Plain-Lake Wenatchee areas, Chelan County PUD fiber crews were able to complete repairs on major damage to the fiber line in the Beaver Hill area near Plain on Friday.
PUD staff flying transmission line route to assess damage.
Commission meeting news: debt reduction; Christmas Eve office hours
Loop trail users will need to make a slight detour Wednesday and Thursday around the area at the foot of Fifth Street.
Carol Wardell, an advocate for children and a role model for working women, was presented the William T. Elmgren Public Service Award by the Washington Public Utility Districts Association.
Double rebates for windows and insulation
Making a donation is simple.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: PUD parks, hatcheries.
Dec. 11 meeting set to kick off planning
The Sage Hills Trails, which traverse the hills west of Wenatchee, will close to all recreational use on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
Commission meeting news.
Going, going, sold! Chelan County PUD is now selling surplus furniture, computers and other miscellaneous items via online auction on eBay.
Take steps to stay safe and as comfortable as possible if the power goes out.
Commission meeting news: energy production; real-time scheduling; third-quarter 2012 financial results.
Sage Hills Trail users are asked to be aware of the crew and equipment that will be working through the week
Commission meeting news.
More than 50,000 people visited Rocky Reach Dam and Visitor Center this year. The Visitor Center closes for the 2012 season at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Repairs at the Malaga Substation will require a power outage scheduled from 1 to 4 a.m. Friday for Chelan PUD customers in the Malaga and Stemilt Basin areas south to the Colockum and Tarpiscan.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: telecommunication payments, strategic plan update, fall conservation special.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Chelan Chamber of Commerce building, NWPPA communication awards, Public Power Week event.
The Columbia River upstream of Rock Island Dam (which includes the Wenatchee riverfront) will be lowered up to four feet temporarily Friday afternoon.
The incredible stories behind the development of our Northwest hydro system will be told by three notables at a Public Power Week event on Oct. 10 that will also celebrate the new Music and Arts Center at Wenatchee Valley College.
With stagnant, smoky air expected to continue into next week, Chelan County PUD’s energy advisers offer tips to customers to help maintain indoor air quality.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Energy Independence Act, I-937, Shoreline Management Plans, wildfireswhitewater boating.
To guarantee that all necessary permits are in hand and that work can proceed most cost-effectively and efficiently, the start of construction to upgrade Entiat Park is being postponed.
To help prevent future outages, PUD crews are staying ahead of the fires, painting the bases of wooden power poles with fire retardant and removing brush within 6 feet of pole bases.
Chelan County PUD is monitoring the shoreline behind Rocky Reach Dam.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: eligible renewable resource hearing.
Vehicles, parks equipment and miscellaneous items from Chelan PUD will be up for bid.
James M. “Mike” Coleman, a business executive with extensive experience at SBC Corporation, has been hired by Chelan County PUD to oversee its fiber-optic network.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Wholesale revenue; Lake Chelan level; mobile substation; Peshastin, Dryden wastewater
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife crews will be working at night through August along the Rocky Reach reservoir shoreline as they complete fish studies for the PUD.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Andrew York Memorial Scholarship
A dead pine fell into a power line, starting a small fire.
The PUD has already reached the number of basic residential or business connections that can be paid for in this year’s fiber-optic budget.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: lake level management, Wayne Wright retirement.
Now that flooding from high river flows has receded, Chelan PUD crews will apply a larvicide Tuesday, July 17, to help reduce mosquitoes
Each day in July, up to 20,000 adult sockeye and 2,000 adult Chinook salmon will make their way past the dam on the way upstream to spawn.
Contractors will be cleaning, repairing and repainting the path through the plaza.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Columbia River flows; NoaNet.
Chelan County PUD is tapping its safety expertise to remind park guests to look out for each other on the Loop Trail, especially in congested areas near the ball fields and south into Wenatchee Riverfront Park.
Pump up your safety smarts and join the fun “On the Safety Trail,” a free event for families at Rocky Reach Dam on Saturday, June 30.
Helicopter work to place steel poles for a new high-voltage line being built to serve the Entiat Valley will require closing U.S. Forest Service roads a and brief delays for motorists on Entiat River Road and on Highway 97A.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: wholesale fiber rates, IRP, surplus property.
Water in the Columbia River and Lake Chelan is running cold and fast this time of year.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: a new transmission line, proposed fiber rate and fee changes, Andrew York Lineman Rodeo.
The city of Wenatchee and Chelan County PUD have agreed to take to Chelan County Superior Court a dispute over taxing PUD water service inside the city limits.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), insurance coverage.
Rocky Reach, Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams will offer the D3 Geocache Challenge at each location starting Sunday, May 27.
General Manager John Janney has announced that External Affairs Director Jeff Smith has agreed to join the PUD’s Senior Management Team as Managing Director of District Services after Wayne Wright retires at the end of July.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: first quarter financial results, Lake Chelan level.
Chelan County PUD has published its 2011 Annual Report, a summary of the District’s audited financial results and a final salute to last year’s 75th anniversary celebration and the 50th birthday of Rocky Reach Dam.
The project includes paving a small section of the Riverwalk Trail.
Green-minded citizens of Chelan, Leavenworth and Entiat stage events.
The closure, along Hawley Street, will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for two weeks, starting Monday, April 23.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Janney contract, snowpack and water runoff forecasts.
Learn how to plant the right tree in the right place by talking with local tree experts and Master Gardeners from Washington State University’s Extension Program.
General Manager John Janney recommends that Chelan County PUD continue operating its fiber-optic network and take steps to put it on more stable financial footing before considering any further expansion to unserved areas.
April 1 forecast is up from last month
SNAP program is welcoming the month with flowers – happy flowers, that is.
The work may cause some slight shifts in voltage.
Commission meeting news: Snowpack update; Tri-Commission meeting.
Three alternatives for Chelan PUD’s fiber-optic network were presented at a special PUD meeting Monday evening.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: new industrial electric rate, snowpack and runoff forecast.
Now that reports from independent analysts have been presented, the PUD will present alternatives for the future of its fiber-optic network at a series of community meetings March 19-22.
Deer and other wildlife are finding much-needed feed and refuge in the grass and shrubs appearing along with spring-like weather in the hills west of Wenatchee.
Report is second of the season.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Lake Chelan Hydro modernization, Initiative 937 amendment.
Some poplar trees will be removed from Daroga State Park starting March 5 and continuing after the park opens later this spring.
About a dozen parking spaces along South Emerson Street wll be closed Feb. 27- March 2.
The dam will open to the public for its 51st season at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 1.
With another successful auction, the PUD has locked in additional predictable revenue of $83.2 million, from 2013 through 2017, in exchange for a share of future power (a slice) produced by Rock Island and Rocky Reach dams.
The first meeting in the series will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee.
Last year’s actual runoff from April 1 through July 31 was 126 percent of average.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: industrial rates, fiber meetings and commissioner districts.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: meeting schedule.
Commission meeting news.
Final forecast for runoff April 1 through July 31, 2013.