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WENATCHEE, WA – Chelan County PUD commissioners Monday reviewed a package of proposed agreements with the Port of Chelan County to preserve options for an operations base in Wenatchee that will improve service for customer-owners.   The agreements would finalize terms announced in July that include...
WENATCHEE, WA – Chelan County PUD’s 2019 budget proposes continued investments at the dams, in substations and technology; paying down debt by another $41 million and no electric rate increase for the seventh year in a row. (at 02:00 on the board audio recording) PUD commissioners reviewed the...

Chelan PUD board President Dennis Bolz, far left, and Steve Wright, General Manager, welcome (from third left) state Senators Guy Palumbo, D-Maltby; Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee; Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle; and Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, to Rocky Reach Dam.
WENATCHEE – At the invitation of State Senator Brad Hawkins (12th District) a member of the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee, members of the Committee, including the Chair and Vice Chair, came to Wenatchee to hear about energy and transportation efforts taking place in Chelan...
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...

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