News & Press Releases

Current Press Releases

Pend Oreille PUD Prepares to Apply for Broadband Funding (BEAD) - 4/8/24

Pend Oreille PUD Appoints John Janney as new General Manager-12/20/2023

Pend Oreille PUD Receives Upgraded Investor Credit Rating- 12/6/2023

Pend Oreille PUD Launches New EV Charging Station in Metaline Falls - 9/14/23

Pend Oreille PUD Receives Supreme Court Opinion

Pend Oreille PUD & City of Newport held ribbon cutting ceremony at Founder's RV Park- 7/18/23

Pend Oreille PUD Water Systems Manager Earns Lifetime Achievement Award - 5/9/23

Pend Oreille PUD Announces Resignation of Colin Willenbrock as General Manager - 12/20/22

Pend Oreille PUD and Clark Public Utilities Sign Long-Term Hydropower Agreement - 10/18/22

Pend Oreille PUD Executes Power Contract with Cascade Digital Mining 8/15/22

Bonneville Power Administration Authorizes Restart of Newsprint Mill - 4/4/22

Pend Oreille PUD Approves Interim Power Contract for Former Mill Site - 8/24/21

Pend Oreille PUD Receives Affirmation of Investment-Grade Credit Ratings - 8/12/21

Pend Oreille PUD Presented with ESD Employer of the Year Award - 6/8/21

Pend Oreille PUD Completes ELC Feasibility Study - 6/7/21

Pend Oreille PUD Reaches Settlement Agreement with Seattle City Light - 2/25/21

Pend Oreille PUD Activates Riverview Water Treatment Facility - 2/18/21

Pend Oreille PUD Partners with Shell Energy - 01/04/21


Current News

Listing of Available Community Wi-Fi Hotspots:

South County:

  • Usk*: At the Crossroads where Hwy 20 meets Hwy 211, 421341 Hwy 20.

North County:

  • Tiger*: At the Tiger Historical Center, corner of Hwy 20 & Hwy 31.

*Please note: The Tiger and Usk Hotspots were installed in collaboration with NoaNet & the WA State Broadband Office and are under WiFi Name: HomeworkHub.  

Newport School District Hotspots:

  • Sacheen Lake Station on Hwy 211 (6131 Hwy 211)
  • Fertile Valley Station (11 Jermain Rd)
  • Camden Station (4193 Allen Rd)
  • South Pend Oreille Station 4 (433171 Hwy 20)
  • Dalkena Station (11 Dalkena St)
  • Always accessible is the school district WiFi at the schools, including the Pend Oreille River School located at 110 W. Pine St, behind Safeway.

Link: Newport School District Hotspot Information            

Pictures of the NoaNet Hotspots: