Firefighters move into Wenatchee Confluence Park group camp, closing launch there
Crews also working on permanent repairs, strengthening the system where there has been extensive damage
Power restored to about 200 more customers – focus today is on Antoine Creek area and Chelan Butte communication facilities
94 percent of Chelan/Manson customers now have power and 98 percent have fiber service restored
As many as 3100 customers in the Manson/South Shore area lost power this afternoon – all but 500 back in service
Focus is on the area of Antoine Creek and the Chelan Airport
Most should have internet and cable access – crews continue to work on service in Chelan Falls and along Hwy 97
Commission meeting news. Other news: latest results of the detailed study on turbines at Rocky Reach Dam, new water and wastewater rates, rate classification
Remaining outages are in areas of significant damage, continuing fire activity and/or steep terrain
Focus on south shore of Lake Chelan from Yacht Club to Monument, Lakeside and Chelan Falls
South shore of Lake Chelan, Antoine, Airport and Chelan Falls areas still without power
Fire crews moving into Beebe Bridge Park Day-Use area for staging
More than 30 poles burned and need to be replaced
PUD asking public’s help and patience as restoration begins
Widespread outages result from fires near Chelan.
Wapato and Manson substations are offline due to Chelan fire
Four Chelan PUD substations are offline
Bill Larson retiring from PUD after seven years and 28 years of service with State Patrol
Chelan PUD working with fire crews battling Wolverine, Goode and Blankenship fires
Commission meeting news. Other news: day-use parking pass, proposed rate increase, 2015 performance plan, Chelan North Shore Substation, crane accident
Level down about a half-foot in the last 10 days
Commission meeting news. Other topics: update on new substations, revising policies; drop in future market prices, new energy conservation, parking passes
Passes being mailed today – can be used until Dec. 31, 2016
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Strategic Plan, 2015 reduction goal, day-use parking pass study, Water and Wastewater, Sleepy Hollow Fire.
Utility on track to meet goal of reducing debt by $350 million through 2019.
Don’t fall for it! Hang up and call Chelan PUD if you get a call demanding payment “or else”
PUD set to repair transmission structures in the Sage Hills area early tomorrow
Crews checking system for extent of fire damage
Less watering and mowing in parks to help save water.
PUD’s conservation experts offer tips for saving energy and money.
New public power benefit program to get underway – open houses set for the public.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: video head-end, proposed rate structure, fleet electrification, day-use parking permit, award for veteran hiring.
Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan PUDs raised $190,000 for scholarships in honor of fallen lineworker
15-year General Counsel ready to “take on new challenges,” including re-learning the piano
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Waiving parking fees, District's large load policies, District's five-year plan
Columbia River park features trails, picnic areas, expanded boat launch, plus 31 RV sites and 26 tent sites.
All ages are invited to free program celebrating culture and wildlife May 16
Commission meeting news. Other topics: First quarter 2015 results, debt reduction, Douglas County land surplus, Rocky Reach Dam winding replacement.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Bolz is WPUDA President, policy updates, Lake Chelan levels, GPON fiber update.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: C8 incident analysis, collective bargaining agreement accepted, large-load discussion, snowpack estimate.
Chelan County PUD will complete the last mile of pole and wire replacement work in 2015
Closure planned April 6-10 to restore and re-gravel 1.8-mile spur off Wenatchee’s loop trail
Get help to pick the right tree for your landscape and location - Arbor Day is Aprill 11, offering free advice and seedlings by donation
Commission meeting news: Other topics: Rocky Reach large unit repairs, cabins at Lincoln Rock State Park
Work starting Tuesday will bring trail closures, detours during the three-week project
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Lake Chelan level, new large loads, mule deer summit and transformer move.
Learn why resource agencies are actively protecting mule deer habitat
Delivery of 312,000-pound piece will slow traffic on highways 2/28 and 97 on Feb. 27.
Mama D’s Kitchen brings new treats and eats to Rocky Reach
Commission meeting news: other topics; Rocky Reach large unit repairs.
Commission meetings news. Board members agree to extend moratorium for at least five months on requests for 1 aMW or more.
Deadline looms for submitting your Chelan PUD Owners Guide response
Commission meeting news. Other topics: $9.1 million debt payment, power market trends.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: strategic planning, spring runoff forecast, large load hearing.
Beavers are destroying newly planted trees and shrubs in Entiat Park, as well as destroying important shoreline vegetation in Walla Walla Point, Confluence and Riverfront parks.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: retiring Commissioner Norm Gutzwiler, strategic planning, fish habitat improvements in tributary streams.
Washington PUDs Association recognize Chelan PUD employees’ service to peers and community.
Priorities include paying down debt; investing in dams
Annual closure to protect habitat for mule deer and other wildlife
Commission meeting news. Other topics: water utility tax litigation with the city of Wenatchee, 2015 budget, parks policies, strategic planning.
Wenatchee resident signs up for Chelan County PUD’s Powerpay and gets treated to a surprise
Commission meeting news. Other topics: strategic planning, 2015 budget, 2014 financial update.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Strategic planning
Parking reserved for customers in lower lot
New playground, family workouts featured at Walla Walla Point Park on Saturday, Oct. 18
Get your PUD-related questions answered on Tuesday, Oct. 14
Detours needed to replace worn walkway and handrails with longwearing hardwood
Commission meeting news. Other topics: PUD finances, strategic planning, Habitat Conservation Plan, Public Power Week,
Join Chelan PUD at Pybus Market on Saturday, Oct. 11, to get ready for winter, enter prize drawings
Work will close access to ramp and dock through October
Work starts this week at Lincoln Rock State Park
Damage to sidewalk and messy acorns spell end to Oak trees
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliances, distributed generation.
Customers and community members can preview items and bid online
Commission meeting news. Other topics: fiber equipment discount; surplus land hearing; special meetings set.
Columbia River levels on Rock Island and Rocky Reach reservoirs expected lower through next Thursday
Commission meeting news. Other topics: McNeil Canyon, outage response, strategic planning and Lineman Rodeo.
Answers to online survey will help shape the future for PUD parks
Commission meeting news. Other topics: financial forecasts improved by $9 million during the second quarter, electric load, Lake Chelan measurements, strategic planning update.
Crews finish 38 foot boat launch ramp extension early
Commission meeting news. Other topics: fire response, Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
Extended hours and hard-hat tours welcome guests to dam July 21-26
July 18, 2014 - People who want to help those affected by the wildfires burning across the region can donate at Chelan County PUD offices in Wenatchee, Chelan and Leavenworth.
Contractor for Chelan County PUD will replace and repair asphalt on the popular trail
Smoke, heat and highway closure prompt program postponement
Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park launch in Douglas County to close July 14; reopen in early August.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: IRP.
Flows into the Chelan River Gorge are balancing lake level with mountain runoff
Free program celebrates culture and wildlife July 11-12
River levels on Rock Island and Rocky Reach reservoirs expected to be lower
More than 300,000 adult sockeye expected to pass through the dam
Passenger vehicle visitors reminded to keep clear of boat trailer parking
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Insurance coverage; strategic planning; Andrew York Lineman Rodeo.
River level on Rock Island Reservoir likely to be lower
Efforts to install extended fish ladders for adult spring Chinook, steelhead and lamprey show positive results
Commission meeting news: Other topics, surplus land sale; insurance coverage; Berne Substation rebuild; Alcatel contract.
Wildfire south of Wenatchee also disrupts service for about 200 others
Commissioners meeting news.
Looking ahead, normal runoff forecast means lake level to be higher than target on June 1
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
Ramps at Wenatchee Riverfront and Confluence State Park offer Columbia River access
Meeting to discuss plans set for 6 p.m. on May 22
River conditions have stabilized and dam operations are returning to normal
21-member taskforce to bring back recommendations in November
Park users are invited to give input in design
Commission meeting news. Other topics: updating financial targets; May 5 meeting canceled; United Way support.
Launches will close for a few hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Increased river flow means boat ramp is accessible.
Unit C10 temporary repairs completed and successfully returned to service
Pedestrian bridge near Confluence State Park will be closed April 23 and 24
Initial data reveals fish ladder modifications are effective.
Fish hauling program begins at Priest Rapids Dam; Rock Island location 1 fish ladder extension complete
Temperatures could fall to near freezing.
Chelan County PUD is installing three fish ladder extensions at Rock Island Dam.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: salmon passage forum recap, Commissioner Gutzwiler will not seek third term.
If a call is suspicious; hang up and call our office
PUD is ready for juvenile and adult migration at Rock Island Dam
Low Columbia River levels also will close Confluence State Park boat launch for the weekend
Chelan County PUD to hold river level to gather data on irrigator impact
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Wanapum response, wholesale fiber and telecom rates.
State agencies, agriculture representatives and Chelan PUD to hear concerns
River flows as well as head and tail water levels at the dam allow restart
PUD advises public to use caution this weekend
PUD doing flow testing at Rock Island on March 6
Action taken due to continuing drawdown of the Columbia River in the Wanapum Dam reservoir
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Wanapum Dam, hatchery agreement with state Department of Fish and Wildlife, wholesale fiber and telecom rates.
River and trail users cautioned to stay away from exposed banks; be alert to fluctuating water levels
Action taken due to lower than expected river conditions for Rock Island and Rocky Reach Dams
River level to be lowered
PUD engineering analysis determined Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams can operate safely at this time
The dam will open to the public for its 53rd season at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 1.
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Rocky Reach, wholesale power sales, snowpack, parks study, fiber rates.
Campaign to raise awareness of conservation measures wins regional award
Commission meeting news. Other topics: water/wastewater rates, surveys, wholesale power sales, fiber rates and runoff forecasts.
Gift from the heart will help warm the homes of our neighbors in need
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Rocky Reach update, wholesale power sales and runoff forecasts.
Chelan PUD crews are ready to respond if the forecast of winds, snow and rain interrupt service
Commission meeting news. Other topics: Rocky Reach repairs, Powerpay promotion, wholesale power sales, snowpack.