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    CRPUD Earns Highest-Ever Overall Performance Score in Customer Survey

    June 23, 2017

    June 23, 2017 - Customers overwhelmingly approve of Columbia River PUD's performance. In a recent customer satisfaction survey, the PUD earned an overall performance score of 9.23 on a scale of 1 to 10. 61% gave the PUD a perfect 10.

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    CRPUD Finalizes Agreement to Settle Lawsuit

    May 24, 2017

    Deer Island, OR - May 24, 2017 - Columbia River People's Utility District has finalized an agreement with its former insurance carrier, Special Districts Insurance Service (SDIS), to settle with four former PUD managers who filed a lawsuit against the District in late 2015. The settlement ends the lawsuit. The PUD assumed no liability in the settlement, so there will be no financial impact on the utility.

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    CRPUD to Name New Substation After Sen. Betsy Johnson

    May 22, 2017

    The PUD will honor Sen. Betsy Johnson with "Betsy Johnson Substation," which will be built near the Scappoose Industrial Airpark

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    May 4, 2017 Outage Update

    May 4, 2017

    We are aware of an outage affecting Rainier-area customers. Crews have been dispatched.

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    Outage Update - May 3, 2017

    May 3, 2017

    May 3, 2017, 11:30 PM: A problem on a BPA transmission line has caused an outage for all customers served by our Goble Substation. We have notified BPA and are waiting for them to send a crew out to identify the cause and make repairs. Initial reports indicate the outage may also affect CPUD customers in Rainier. Due to high call volumes, customers reporting outages may hear busy signals. Our answering service is working as quickly as possible to take your calls. Thank you for your patience.

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    CRPUD Board Appoints John Nguyen as General Manager

    CRPUD Board Appoints John Nguyen as General Manager

    April 19, 2017

    At their April 18, 2017, meeting, the Columbia River People's Utility District Board of Directors appointed John Nguyen as General Manager. Nguyen has served as Interim General Manager since August 2015. He now becomes the third General Manager in the PUD's 33-year history.

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    CRPUD Pays Franchise Fees to Local Cities

    April 12, 2017

    Five local cities received a total of $608,667 from Columbia River People's Utility District in March.

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    Rare April Windstorm Causes Power Outages

    April 11, 2017

    Deer Island, OR - April 11, 2017 - A rare April windstorm caused scattered power outages throughout Columbia River PUD's service area, affecting 2,543 customers.

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    Public Notice - Special Meeting

    April 10, 2017

    The Board of Directors will meet in Special Session on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to hold an Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h).

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