Category Archives: Employees

Past, present merge at Archaeology Days

MATTAWA — Don’t try to stare down a great-horned owl. They’re experts. Hundreds of grade school kids from all over Eastern Washington discovered that Oct. 25 when they came face-to-face with Bert, who perched calmly on the leather glove of … Continue reading

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Chief Moses students and Grant PUD employees team up to help needy families

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Students in the Chief Moses Middle School leadership class wanted to do something to help their classmates’ families in need this Thanksgiving. So the class decided that they would reach out to their classmates, teachers and … Continue reading

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02/09/16 Grant PUD Commissioners welcome Nordt as new general manager

EPHRATA, Wash.— Grant PUD Commissioners announced the appointment of former Chief Financial Officer Kevin Nordt as the new general manager effective June 3, 2016 during their normal business meeting today. Nordt joined Grant PUD in 2004 and brings more than … Continue reading

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Update on Priest Rapids Dam Electrical Equipment Failure

EPHRATA, Wash. —   On Thursday Oct. 8, an electrical equipment failure was reported in the powerhouse at Grant PUD’s Priest Rapids Dam. As a result of the equipment failure, six employees sustained various levels of injury. As of 8 a.m. … Continue reading

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I got caught…wearing my life jacket

EPHRATA, Wash.— Grant PUD is working to promote child safety on the Columbia River this recreational season. In an attempt to prevent accidents on the water, Grant PUD is providing Grant and Kittitas County marine patrols with “I Got Caught … Continue reading

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Andrew York Memorial Scholarship taking applications

Graduating seniors from any high school in Washington state in 2015 are encouraged to apply for the Andrew York Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship program will distribute a total of $4,500 in scholarships. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must … Continue reading

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Grant PUD commissioners set budget & rates for 2015

EPHRATA, Wash. – Following three public hearings, Grant PUD Commissioners adopted a $254.6 million budget and rate schedules for 2015 during their regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The 2015 budget allows Grant PUD to continue providing low-cost, reliable electricity … Continue reading

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Generous donation keeps local families warm this winter

Microsoft donates $10,000 to Grant PUD’s Share the Warmth EPHRATA, Wash. – A $10,000 donation from Microsoft Corporation will help struggling Grant County families stay warm this winter. The donation was presented to Grant PUD’s Share the Warmth program recently, … Continue reading

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Grant PUD Commissioners welcome Webb as new general manager

Commissioners announced the appointment of Tony Webb as the new general manager effective Monday, Feb. 11 during their normal business meeting today. Webb brings more than 25 years of experience to the position. In accordance with state RCW, the board … Continue reading

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Grant PUD mourns loss of Commissioner Randy Allred

Grant PUD staff joins the family of Commissioner Randy Allred in mourning the loss of a longtime public servant after receiving notification that Commissioner Allred had passed away last Friday morning. His passing comes after learning months ago that his … Continue reading

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Grant PUD 2013 Budget Hearing Update

10/31/2012 Our connection to the communities we serve separates public power from private interests. This was demonstrated once again this year when we provided customers an opportunity to offer feedback on our proposed 2013 budget at three separate hearings. We … Continue reading

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Grant PUD & Wanapum to host Archaeology Days Oct. 10-11

Smithsonian Institution provides keynote regarding Kennewick Man Who: Grant PUD and the Wanapum Heritage Center. What: In recognition of archaeology month, Grant PUD and the Wanapum Heritage Center invite members of the public and press to Archaeology Days 2012. This year’s event … Continue reading

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Grant PUD Commissioner Allred announces resignation

July 25, 2012  EPHRATA, Wash. – Citing ongoing health concerns Grant PUD Commissioner Randy Allred provided notice of his resignation in a statement given to the board at Monday’s commission meeting. Allred’s resignation is effective Nov. 1. His current term … Continue reading

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Kicking Cancer

   Grant PUD employees raise $16,662 for the American Cancer Society Grant County PUD employees take fighting cancer seriously. A group of dedicated employees, called the Voltswalkers, routinely find creative ways to raise money to battle the disease. In 2011 they … Continue reading

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On the Sixth Day of Christmas…

(See more photos of the solar car races on our Flickr!) …five baby sturgeon, …four fearless men, …three goofballs goofing, …two Northern Pikeminnow …and a lineman in a bucket truck! View all.

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas…

…three goofballs goofing, …two Northern Pikeminnow, …and a lineman in a bucket truck! View all.

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On the Third Day of Christmas…

…two Northern Pikeminnow, …and a lineman in a bucket truck! View all.

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On the Second Day of Christmas…

…and a lineman in a bucket truck! View all.

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On the First Day of Christmas…

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Nordt selected for expanded role as new chief financial officer

Kevin Nordt, Director of Power Management for Grant PUD, was selected as chief financial officer this week. Effective Nov. 11, Nordt will assume the new CFO responsibilities in addition to his current duties as director of power management. The announcement … Continue reading

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Donation takes a cut for cancer

Orvella Fields, administrative assistant at Grant PUD grew her hair out over the past months in order to provide a donation to the “Locks of Love Foundation”. The non-profit organization provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the US and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Public Power and Our Retirees

October 2-8 Grant PUD joins nearly 2,000 electric utilities across the United States in celebrating public power and recognizing the contributions of our employees – past and present – for their work to keep our communities “plugged-in” 24-7. On Monday, … Continue reading

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Lineworker’s Rodeo Finals

Grant PUD Lineman Ryan Bingham, Lineman Apprentice Kurt Meyers placed third this year in the annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Tacoma. The two men will now advance to the international conference next October. Brad Martinez, materials specialist … Continue reading

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2011 Forklift Rodeo Finals

Grant PUD Materials Specialist Foreman, Brad Martinez is representing the utility at this year’s Forklife Rodeo Finals held today at the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Tacoma. Last year Brad, along with teammates John Millard and Mario Miranda, placed … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Charlie!

We’re all very happy for Charlie Stokoe, one of our meter readers, who was honored this afternoon by the Commission. Several months ago, Charlie played an instrumental role in recognizing the man suspected by police to be the Big Bend … Continue reading

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Walkley Scholarship

Grant PUD is accepting applications for the Walkley Scholarship. The Walkley scholarship is awarded to a high school student who is the child of a Washington PUD employee. Continue reading

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