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WENATCHEE – The Chelan County PUD Board of Commissioners received a staff report at the Tuesday, Sept. 4, Commission meeting, outlining a proposal to enter into a long-term, 15-year contract with the Yakama Nation. Chelan PUD and the Yakama Nation have had an agreement for the past ten years to...

Randy and Donna Smith
CASHMERE -- Chelan Public Utility District Commissioner Randy Smith, who is a retired orchardist from here, has decided to run for reelection. NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin was able to catch up with the super busy Smith and pose a few questions about his reasons for running for office again...

Chief Financial/Risk Officer Kelly Boyd, left, and Heather Irelan, Treasury analyst, celebrate the financial milestone with a gold star at Monday's Chelan PUD board meeting.
ENATCHEE – Chelan County PUD, rated as one of the financially strongest public utilities in the country, has achieved another of its goals: a debt ratio below 35 percent. Kelly Boyd, chief financial/risk officer, and Heather Irelan, Treasury senior analyst, delivered the good news to PUD...

Business Advisor, Customer Utilities Manager Lindsey Mohns, CPA, ran the power point educational graphic show.
WENATCHEE - Chelan County PUD commissioners last week listened to comments from 14 people on a proposed rate for cryptocurrency operations that reflects the cost of buying variable-priced market power to serve miners and assures cost recovery for any new infrastructure investments.   The comments...
WENATCHEE – Chelan PUD and the Port of Chelan County have tentatively agreed to a purchase by the PUD of Port-owned land north of the Wenatchee River Bridge and a sale of PUD ownership interests in the Confluence Technology Center (CTC) to the Port.  The agreement provides a path for implementation...
CHELAN FALLS – Work to repair shoreline erosion will require closing Chelan Falls Powerhouse Park for about 10 weeks to restore and improve riverbank stability. The closure will start July 30 and run through Oct. 26. There will be construction equipment in and out of the area, so for the public’s...

Planned are two loops with options for multiple routes and distances that are expected to be popular with hikers and trail runners. It will be built in two phases, the first starting in 2019. Plans are to build the second loop in 2020. The trail will be a safe distance from the Chelan River to protect users and guard against erosion. Graphic provided by Chelan County PUD
  WENATCHEE – PUD staff Monday (June 25) outlined for commissioners plans to issue a permit for the Lake Chelan Trails Alliance to build 2.3 miles of new trail above the Chelan River on District land. The proposal reflects an extended effort by the community and the PUD to expand recreation...
WENATCHEE – Kyle Endelman, a parks professional with more than 20 years’ experience, has joined Chelan PUD as a new superintendent in the Parks Department. He’ll oversee PUD parks in Chelan and on the Columbia River above Rocky Reach Dam. “I fell in love with parks in college when I worked as a...

All Chelan PUD boat launches on Rock Island and Rocky Reach reservoirs are closed. Remember to watch small children closely when recreating on the Columbia River and on Lake Chelan. - Photo courtesy of the Chelan County PUD
  CHELAN - The volume of water from Lake Chelan into the Chelan River and down through the gorge is increasing due to the rapid snowmelt and releases from the dam. The Chelan County PUD is urging everyone to please be cautious along the Gorge Trail and stay away from the fast-moving water. Those...
CHELAN, WA –Chelan PUD contract crews will trim trees and shrubs along Highway 150 between Manson and Chelan starting, Monday, May 7. There will be flaggers directing one-lane traffic and some traffic delays are expected during work hours. Regular pruning of tree limbs and shrubs near power lines...

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