NCW — The Douglas and Okanogan County PUDs Friday reported new peak energy-use records, as customers’ electric furnaces worked overtime to ward off the zero and sub-zero temperatures early Friday morning.
Racial and ethnic diversity bring many benefits to a community — cultural, educational and economic. In the eyes of some, the share of the nonwhite population serves as a yardstick for the welcome a community offers newcomers. Since the U.S. has witnessed a large jump in immigration over the past 20 years and since native-born, nonwhite fertility rates are higher than whites, the national share of nonwhites has increased.
WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD commissioners Friday awarded a $41.8 million contract to Andritz Hydro Corp. of Charlotte, North Carolina, to rehabilitate the four oldest turbine/generator units at Rock Island Dam.