Chelan PUD Purchases Land for Possible Move

Chelan PUD Commissioners agreed Monday to a multi-agreement Horan Property purchase. The package preserves options as commissioners consider a possible move of the utility’s Wenatchee operations. Shared Services Director Dan Frazier says among the next steps is a discussion of a possible new location with customer-owners and the community. “We’ll…


Chelan PUD Board Votes For New Crypto Rate, Moratorium Extension

The Chelan PUD’s Board of Commissioners voted Monday to adopt a new rate schedule for high density residential and commercial loads associated with cryptocurrency mining beginning in April. “The tag line that we’ve had on our wall now for several years is ‘The Best, the Most, for the Longest’.” said…


Local Cryptominers Searching For Greener Pastures

Amid proposed changes to local PUDs’ rate structures for cryptomining operations, local miners have started leaving the area for better terms elsewhere. Bob Pierce of the Clearwater Power Company, an energy co-op that mainly serves rural Idaho, explained why his company is suddenly seeing more interest. “Because of other utilities…


Chelan PUD Extends Moratorium, Gets Closer to New Crypto Rate

The Chelan County PUD’s Board of Commissioners voted to extend the cryptocurrency moratorium Monday after hearing recommendations from PUD staff as well as comments from local cryptocurrency miners. The moratorium will now be in effect until at least December 3rd, the same date as the next public meeting. At that…


Good News For Ratepayers in 2019 Chelan PUD Budget Talks

Chelan County PUD commissioners met Monday to discuss, among other things, their budget for 2019. While the budget outline has yet to even make it to the draft stage, for commissioners the study session did act as a sort of bridge between previously discussed five-year business plans and what will…


Chelan PUD’s Annual Fall Harvest Roundup is Sunday October 14th

Looking for that one, last, end-of-the-season romp with the kids? Then set the GPS for Rocky Reach Park and zero in on Fall Harvest Roundup coming Sunday, Oct. 14.   No matter your age, you’ll find something amusing. Choose from hayrides, games, trick-or-treating and food to purchase. Performers Cowboy Buck…


Chelan PUD, County Public Works Auction Saturday

The Chelan PUD and County Public Works auction takes place tomorrow, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Public Works building on East Street. There will be cars, truck, vans, and also work trucks from the utility or county departments. There will also bigger vehicles like dump trucks, tankers and other…


Chelan PUD to Check Transmission Lines with Helicopters in Early October

Chelan PUD customers will see a helicopter flying along PUD transmission and distribution lines for several days during the month of October. Flights will cover transmission and distribution lines in the Leavenworth area from Anderson Canyon to Coles Corner, Plain and Lake Wenatchee. Crew on the flights will take pictures…


UPDATE: Beebe Bridge Park Boat Launch Closing Oct. 8 for Construction/Season

UPDATE: Chelan PUD announced Wednesday that the boat launch will be another week longer than originally scheduled. It will now close October 8th for construction. –Original story below– After serving boaters for nearly 30 years, the launch at Beebe Bridge Park will close on Monday, Oct. 1, as construction on…


Chelan PUD Paving Area Parks Before Winter

From the PUD: Asphalt companies stop laying pavement once the weather turns cool. Below is a list of asphalt projects on the horizon and a change of dates for some landscaping work:   DATE CHANGE – Old Mill Park in Manson Originally scheduled for the week of Sept. 10, this…