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    PUD Pays 2016-2017 Property Tax Bill

    November 29, 2016

    November 29, 2016 - Columbia River PUD paid $486,053 in property taxes to Columbia and Multnomah counties for the 2016-2017 tax year.

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    Oregon Elections Division Affirms PUD Election Laws

    November 25, 2016

    November 25, 2016 - The Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division has confirmed that Columbia River People’s Utility District (CRPUD) is applying the correct state laws in its decision to declare Nancy Ward not eligible to serve as the Director for CRPUD Subdivision 1 in the Scappoose area.

    Oregon Elections Division Affirms PUD Election Laws - Read More…

    Questions & Answers About the CRPUD Subdivision 1 Election

    November 23, 2016

    November 23, 2016 - Questions & Answers About the CRPUD Subdivision 1 Election

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    Statement Regarding Recent Board Election

    November 16, 2016

    November 16, 2016 - On November 8, 2016, an election was held to fill the Director position for Subdivision 1 of the Columbia River PUD (CRPUD) Board of Directors. The candidates were Debbie Reed and Nancy Ward. Ms. Ward won the election with 62 percent of the votes. Prior to the election, Columbia County issued a news release indicating that despite her name appearing on ballots, Ms. Ward may not be eligible to be a Director even if she won the election.

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    Car Crash Causes Outage in Scappoose

    Car Crash Causes Outage in Scappoose

    October 24, 2016

    October 24, 2016 - An automobile accident caused a power outage affecting 2,762 customers in Scappoose on October 21.

    Car Crash Causes Outage in Scappoose - Read More…

    High Winds, Rain Forecast for Today and Saturday

    High Winds, Rain Forecast for Today and Saturday

    October 13, 2016

    October 13, 2016 - Two separate storms are expected to bring rain and high winds to Columbia County this afternoon and on Saturday.

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    CRPUD and Former General Manager Reach Settlement

    September 16, 2016

    September 16, 2016 - Columbia River PUD and Kevin Owens have reached a settlement agreement in the Kevin P. Owens v. Columbia River PUD litigation that is currently pending in the Columbia County Circuit Court.

    CRPUD and Former General Manager Reach Settlement - Read More…

    Scammers Using Text Messages to Target PUD Customers

    Scammers Using Text Messages to Target PUD Customers

    September 9, 2016

    September 9, 2016 - Columbia River People's Utility District (PUD) is warning customers of a new text message scam.

    Scammers Using Text Messages to Target PUD Customers - Read More…

    Interim General Manager Agreement Extended

    Interim General Manager Agreement Extended

    August 17, 2016

    August 17, 2016 - John Nguyen will continue to lead Columbia River People's Utility District (PUD) following an August 16 vote by the PUD's Board of Directors to extend his appointment as interim General Manager for another year.

    Interim General Manager Agreement Extended - Read More…

    2015 PUD Annual Report Is Now Online

    2015 PUD Annual Report Is Now Online

    August 11, 2016

    August 11, 2016 – The 2015 Columbia River PUD Annual Report is online and available for viewing.

    2015 PUD Annual Report Is Now Online - Read More…

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