220 Jewett Blvd, PO Box 218, White Salmon, WA 98672 | 509.493.2112
PUD talks rate increases
High Prairie News for June 30
June 28, 2011
By Audrey Bentz
The High Prairie Community Council met Thursday and heard good information presented by PUD's Jim Smith and assistant Ron, preparing us for likely rate increases in October from 6-10 percent, based on BPA's projected 8.5 percent increase. Electrical outages are greatly reduced, with only two in 2011 totaling just over three hours. Improvement is based on tree trimming and effort to balance loads. But Smith says if customers see "flickering" on a regular basis, they should contact PUD.
An Emergency Action Team (EAT) is being organized on High Prairie. In the event of any house fires or other natural disasters, assistance can be targeted to victims in an efficient and meaningful way. Volunteers will be requested as the structure is defined.
Our firefighters warn that with the increased rainfall, cheat grass is much taller and could be quick and dangerous fuel for fires. Please note that the burning ban begins July 1.
The High Prairie Community Center is becoming a source of healthy lifestyle! Ballroom Dancing is led by Don Slusher on Monday evenings at 7:30. Tai Chi now meets at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays (no charge), and Sarah Thompson tailors Zumba! for seniors and beginners on Saturday mornings from 10-11 a.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us for fun exercise and good health.
Now that the Community Center's kitchen is about completed, this beautiful facility is available for group events up to about 180 people. Contact Audrey 365-3600 for information.