Monday, August 31, 2015

Over 63,000 in Western Washington State Still Without Power Monday (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

The Strongest Summer Storm in Pacific Northwest History – Saturday was a historic day during a historic summer (Cliff Mass Weather Blog)

Pacific Power Wants to Change Oregon Renewable Energy Rules – The Industry Isn’t Happy About It (Portland Business Journal, OR)

With Catch Rate Highest on Record, Buoy 10 Chinook Fishing Closed to Preserve Upstream Columbia River Sport Fishery (Columbia Basin Bulletin)

Columbia River BiOp Litigants Respond to Judge’s Questions, Now Await Ruling on Summary Judgement Motions (Columbia Basin Bulletin)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Centralia Police Warn of Utility Collection Scam (KELA Radio, Centralia, WA)

(CENTRALIA, WA) -- The Centralia Police Department along with the Centralia Utilities Center is warning Centralia utility customers about a scam involving bogus collection calls.

The Utilities Center has received several complaints from customers about a possible scam. Customers received a call from a male warning the customer that if they didn’t pay their utility bill immediately, the utilities would be disconnected.

If you receive such a call, you are urged to hang up and call the Centralia Utilities Center at 330-7657, which is the only valid Centralia Utility Customer Service Center number.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Onalaska Wildfire Forces Evacuations (KELA Radio, Centralia, WA)

(ONALASKA, WA) -- A new wildfire on Sunday prompted evacuations in Lewis County but those people are now back in their homes. The Washington Department of Natural Resources said Sunday afternoon the fire was burning near Onalaska and was estimated to be about 80 acres. Northwest Cable News Network reports officials say four homes had been threatened but firefighters were able to stop the flames before they reached the residences. According to DNR, the affected areas included from Gish Road to Clark Road.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Obama Administration Finalizes Clean Power Plan: Deeper Carbon Dioxide Cuts, More Time to Comply (Utility Dive)

Mason PUD 3's Community Solar a First for Mason County - Registration for Shares Open Through September 17 (Mason PUD 3, Shelton, WA)

Franklin PUD to Begin Customer Sign-Ups for Community Solar Project (Tri-City Herald, WA)

As Salmon Vanish in the Dry Pacific Northwest, So Does Native Heritage (Washington Post)

Avista Makes Annual Price Adjustment Filings in Idaho (MarketWatch)