Category Archives: Community Service

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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Grant PUD commissioners set budget for 2017

Commission to review price increases early next year EPHRATA, Wash. – Grant PUD Commissioners adopted a $307.3 million budget for 2017 during their meeting on Nov. 8. The budget gives an outline of funding so Grant PUD’s 47,000 customers will … Continue reading

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Fifth-grade students learn at Solar Car Races & Energy Fair

Fifth-grade students from schools in Moses Lake, Ephrata, Quincy, Coulee City and Warden learned about renewable energy as they participated with in the annual Solar Car Races & Energy Fair held on May 25 and 26 at Big Bend Community … Continue reading

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Hydropower STEM Career Academy in June at Rocky Reach Dam

Students who will be entering grades 9 through 12 are invited to register for a week of fun and learning June 20 to 24 at the FWEE Hydropower and STEM Career Academy at Rocky Reach Dam. The academy, which is … Continue reading

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Commissioner Larry Schaapman recognized as WPUDA Good Samaritan

For action preventing spread of July 5 wildfire EPHRATA, Wash.— Grant PUD Commissioner Larry Schaapman, of Quincy, was presented on Dec. 3 the Washington PUD Association’s Good Samaritan Award for his actions in helping to prevent the spread of a … 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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Grant PUD’s summer library tour starts July 13

Learn how Grant PUD sends energy to your home during its summer library tour. During the free presentations at Grant County’s public libraries, you’ll learn how Grant PUD takes advantage of the water cycle to generate electricity and deliver it … Continue reading

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Grant PUD expands wireless network to Larson area

EPHRATA, Wash.— The Larson wireless hub, which is part of Grant PUD’s High Speed Network, became available to 438 potential subscribers northwest of Moses Lake this week. The Larson area is the third location to be served by Grant PUD’s … 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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Local students participate in Solar Car Races & Energy Fair

MOSES LAKE, Wash – Grant County fifth-graders learned about renewable energy as they participated with in the annual Solar Car Races & Energy Fair held on May 21 and 22 at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake. Students prepared … Continue reading

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Quincy woman wins preparedness kit contest

Congratulations to Heidi Manly, of Quincy! She won our random drawing for the Emergency Portable Weather Radio, and she also has a great 72 hour kit, which helps her be prepared for emergencies. For information on how to prepare for … Continue reading

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Grant PUD offers preparedness kit contest

Participants will be entered into a drawing for an emergency weather radio EPHRATA, Wash. – Grant PUD is asking customers to share what’s in their emergency preparedness kits as part of a contest to promote emergency preparation. Everyone who sends … Continue reading

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Grant PUD & Wanapum to host Archaeology Days Oct. 23-24

In recognition of archaeology month, Grant PUD and the Wanapum invite members of the public and press to Archaeology Days 2013. This year’s event provides a unique opportunity for children and adults to come face to face with the Wanapum … Continue reading

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Energy Fair helps make science fun

About 1,200 Grant County fifth-grade students had fun in the clouds and the sun during the annual Solar Car Races & Energy Fair last Wednesday and Thursday. The event, which was held for the first time at Big Bend Community … Continue reading

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Grant PUD bird expert to speak at festival

PUD Biologist Behr Turner isn’t just sharing Grant PUD’s Avian Protection Program with employees this month, he’s also  volunteering his time to speak at the upcoming Othello Sandhill Crane Festival the first weekend in April. The avian protection plan is designed to … Continue reading

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Grant PUD employees donate books

Many Grant County children will be cracking open the pages of books donated by Grant PUD employees as part of a recent Ephrata High School freshman class book drive. The drive, which was a class project, collected new and gently-used … Continue reading

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Donors step up for Share the Warmth

Last December, two large donations came into the Share the Warmth program from the community. A $10,000 donation came from two generous Grant County families with a brief note thanking us for what we do for the community. Dan Miller, of … Continue reading

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Voltswalkers recognized was top Relay for Life team

The Voltswalkers, a group of mostly Grant PUD employees, were recognized as one of the top Relay for Life teams in Washington state by Relay for Life in its January 2013 Relay Rumblings newsletter. The Voltswalkers have raised more than $100,000 … Continue reading

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Grant PUD employees pledge $7K for United Way

Grant PUD employees pledged $7,289 for the recent United Way campaign. The money will help local charitable agencies provide vital services to some of our most vulnerable neighbors. To learn more about United Way of Grant County, visit their website.

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Grant PUD employees donate to Seattle Children’s

Grant PUD employees donated $900 to Seattle Children’s Hospital this year, surpassing last year’s donations of $525. Organizer Bob Mayer said that some of our co-workers emailed him and shared their personal experiences with Seattle Children’s Hospital. “They had nothing but wonderful … Continue reading

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Our Hydro employees give blood

Up to 81 lives may be saved thanks to the 27 people who donated blood during the Red Cross Blood drive at Grant PUD’s Hydro Engineering Department (HED) headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The 27 units eclipsed the goal of 24. Two more blood drives are … Continue reading

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