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Horan Natural Area Open Houses

The Horan Natural Area has been a gathering spot for Native Peoples, home to the area first trading post and a pear orchard. Now land managers want to know how best to move forward with the area while maintaining the areas unique characteristics. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Chelan PUD Against Snake River Dam Removal Proposals

The Chelan County PUD officially opposes removal of lower Snake River Dams.

On Monday the PUD Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution proposed by Commissioner Randy Smith that says the PUD supports preserving hydropower generation at the four dams and joins other public utilities in opposing their removal.

Smith told KOHO he’s not sure removing the dams would ultimately help migrating salmon as dam managers have installed fish ladders and other bypasses.…

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Keeping ‘Invaders From The North’ Out of Columbia River

Not to be confused with northern pikeminnow, northern pike have the potential to wreak havoc on local waterways, including eating endangered salmon and steelhead.

Chelan PUD Fisheries Scientist Bill Towey about joint efforts with tribes, agencies and other PUDs to keep Northern pike from moving down from Lake Roosevelt into the middle stretch of the Columbia River.…

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Chelan PUD Crafting New Strategic Plan With Eye On Facilities

A five-year strategic plan, a new service center, rehabbing downtown facilities, dam repairs – big plans are ahead for Chelan County’s power provider. Marcus Bellissimo has this update.

A mock-up of the Chelan PUD’s proposed headquarters to be located in Olds Station.
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