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COVID-19 Response Update for Supervisors - 3/18/2020

Dear Supervisors,First I want to tell you that I and the senior executive team are so proud of the work you are doing. We're being challenged with an unprecedented situation here and you and your employees are demonstrating our commitment to excellence in service and leadership. Your dedication and creativity has already helped us achieve so much i...
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Office 365 Updates

OneDrive  Imagine a computing environment where your files and documents are always up to date, always available through the Internet and always in your control. That vision is here, and it is OneDrive. As part of the Office 365 transformation, we will be putting the OneDrive application on all district computers on March 25 and moving employe...
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2020 budget approved: no rate increase, more fiber, stronger financial outlook

EPHRATA — Grant PUD commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a $291 million budget for 2020 with no electric-rate increase for any customer group except the approximately 25 cryptocurrency mining operations classified as "evolving industries."A solid revenue outlook through 2024 and years of careful budgeting and planning have Grant PUD well-posi...
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Coleman makes the most of GM for the Day opportunity

As of Nov. 18, 2019, Jeremy Coleman can add "GM" to his resume – although it was just for one day.Jeremy, a hydro mechanic at Wanapum Dam, was the winner of the grand-prize drawing during the Employee Appreciation event in September. That grand prize was to be GM for the day and experience the life of Kevin Nordt. The activities were to be tailored...
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Lots to do on Employee Appreciation Day - Sept. 12 at Crescent Bar

We've got a group hard at work making final plans for the 2019 Grant PUD Employee Appreciation Day at Crescent Bar on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See below for the preliminary schedule.A few things to know:This is an event for all employees and work will be suspended for the day. Supervisors are working with Senior Managers and the C...
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GEARUP makes field trip to Crescent Bar

I would like to take the time to let you know that we had an awesome experience touring the Crescent Bar Recreation site on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Our 9th grade Ephrata/Soap Lake High School Summer Program students were able to see the environmental impacts that occur while making land improvements. This opportunity assisted them in completing a p...
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Grant PUD worker injured at Priest Rapids Dam released from hospital

A worker at Priest Rapids Dam was injured today about 10:20 a.m. while performing maintenance on fish ladder equipment. His coworkers provided him with first aid until emergency medical services arrived and transported him to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash., where he was treated and released.Grant PUD's Safety Department is investigating t...
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4H kids get super safety demonstration

Grant PUD line workers gave 4H kids, leaders and parents an up-close look at their protective gear and an "electrifying" demonstration of how important it is to be safe around high-voltage power equipment. The demonstration was a part of the "4H Super Saturday" event at the Grant County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Feb. 23.Linemen Eric Huber, Ed Olson,...
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Non-failure emergency condition lifted at Priest Rapids Dam

Reservoir now operating normallyEPHRATA — Grant PUD officials, working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, removed the non-failure emergency condition at Priest Rapids Dam earlier today. The dam had been operating under the non-failure emergency condition since March 28, when leaking water was discovered in the dam's spillway monoliths d...
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How one rural community is taking control of its broadband destiny

By Thomas Stredwick Sr. manager of wholesale fiber for Grant County PUDBouncing along the back roads of Grant County you wouldn't know that you are likely cruising past one of the most state-of-the-art superhighways in the country. As communities throughout the country scramble to extend reliable, robust broadband, Grant County Public Utility Distr...
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