EVERETT — A traffic accident on Airport Road knocked out power to about 2,300 Snohomish County Public Utility District customers Wednesday morning.At about 10 a.m., a single car hit a transformer box on the west corner of Airport Road and Beverly Park Road.
Date: 02/10/2016 | Local News
Washington state's Clean Energy Fund shows that this corner of the nation is committed to developing the energy technologies needed by 21st-century industry. The state Legislature wisely voted last session to renew this critical initiative.But the fund is not without fierce...
Date: 02/07/2016 | Commentary
A state ethics board has dismissed as "obviously unfounded or frivolous" complaints that three former state officials had helped the Snohomish County Public Utility District obtain a $7.3 million grant through the state's Clean Energy Fund.As
Date: 01/28/2016 | Editorials
OLYMPIA — A state ethics board has tossed out complaints against several former and current Department of Commerce officials accused of improperly steering a multimillion-dollar grant to a clean-energy project in...
Date: 01/27/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — The Snohomish County PUD is giving a boost to budding young scientists and engineers with grants worth a total of $6,222 to 13 local public schools. The Public Utility District awarded up to $500 to each school to pay for...
Date: 01/27/2016 | Local News
U.S. President Barack Obama has declared a disaster for Washington, including Snohomish County, for damage during November windstorms and floods.
Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — Snohomish County Public Utility District is closing the book on its mulitmillion-dollar experiment to draw electricity from ocean tides.The
Date: 01/07/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Public Utility District has filed a $1.1 million suit against the city of Everett to pay for flood damage it suffered in 2013.Heavy rains on Aug. 29 that year overfilled the city's combined stormwater and sewer system, causing
Date: 12/22/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Public Utility District is close to filing the first of two applications for federal approval to build a hydroelectric power plant at Sunset Falls on the South Fork Skykomish River near Index.
Date: 12/16/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Linemen have restored power to nearly all of the 150,000 Snohomish County PUD customers who lost electricity during this past Tuesday’s windstorm.
Date: 11/22/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Linemen worked through near-freezing temperatures Saturday night to restore power to a few hundred Snohomish County PUD customers who have been without electricity since heavy wind and rain hit the area earlier in the week.
Date: 11/21/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Repair crews are working night and day to restore power to thousands of Snohomish County PUD customers still without electricity after Tuesday's devastating windstorm.The Public Utility District hopes to have power...
Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News
No estimates of when thousands will get power back
EVERETT — The city's longtime director of governmental affairs, Pat McClain, plans to retire in March.Mayor Ray Stephanson has appointed Bob Bolerjack to take McClain's place. Bolerjack works in the public...
EVERETT — The afternoon surge in Tuesday's windstorm sent debris, branches and even whole trees crashing into power lines around Snohomish County, plunging more than 150,000 customers into darkness.The storm was one of the most devastating in
Date: 11/18/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A Snohomish County PUD whistleblower says he has been harassed and endured retaliation at the utility district since bringing attention to a series of no-bid contracts given to a former district employee.The...
Date: 11/16/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — An experimental project that spurred a whistleblower complaint at the Snohomish PUD is running and churning out data for more research and development work.The PUD hopes the project can help the utility drive down the cost of its power grid and make greater...
Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News
OLYMPIA — A state ethics board is investigating several current and former Department of Commerce officials based on complaints filed this summer.The complaints allege that they used their state positions to help the Snohomish County Public Utility District get a $7.3...
Date: 10/03/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — The former head of the Snohomish County PUD has requested several hundred emails, expense reports and other public records related to a whistleblower working at the utility.
Date: 09/14/2015 | Local News
MILL CREEK — A project by the Snohomish County PUD will improve the reliability of electrical service in the Mill Creek Country Club area.
Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News
Saturday's blow was unprecedented, expert says
Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Two weeks ago, regional water suppliers asked consumers to reduce their water consumption by 10 percent in response to the ongoing drought.That seems to have worked. But we aren't out of...
Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Solar energy is booming in Snohomish County.The Snohomish County Public Utility District says solar energy capacity has increased by 70 percent in the past year.
Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Snohomish County Public Utility District commissioners Tuesday chose Assistant General Manager Craig Collar as the utility's new general manager and chief executive officer.The board of commissioners picked Collar over Interim General Manager Anne Spangler...
Date: 08/12/2015 | Business
PUD offers heating, weatherization incentivesSnohomish County PUD is offering incentives to save money on heat pumps, duct sealing and insulation, efficient windows, lighting and more. Heating and weatherization programs are also available for those...
Date: 07/29/2015 | Bizblog
EVERETT — The cities of Everett, Seattle and Tacoma have issued a drought advisory for their water customers.In Everett, this marks the first time the city has ever activated its Drought Response Plan, which...
Date: 07/28/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Copper thieves are to blame for an outage that knocked out power to 8,400 Snohomish County PUD customers in Everett on Thursday morning.It was the sixth such theft this year. Last year, there were 31, PUD spokesman Bob Bolerjack said.
Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A hydroelectric systems company near Bellingham says the Snohomish County Public Utility District improperly skewed its bid to build two turbines, which tipped the contract to a British competitor.
Date: 07/21/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Federal energy regulators have given a green light to Snohomish County Public Utility District to build two small hydroelectric projects in the Snoqualmie Valley.Work on the sites could start later this summer, followed...
Date: 07/06/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Candidates for the top job at the Snohomish County Public Utility District were interviewed Tuesday by the agency’s board of commissioners.
Date: 06/24/2015 | Local News
OLYMPIA — The state Department of Commerce is investigating links between two former department leaders and a multimillion-dollar state grant for a project managed by the private company where the two men now work.The agency Wednesday asked the state
Date: 06/19/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Public Utility District this week sold $141 million in tax-exempt bonds to pay for distribution system improvements during the next three years.The improvements include upgrades for overhead and underground power lines and substations.
Date: 06/18/2015 | Business
EVERETT — Snohomish County PUD executives and the three elected commissioners say they are taking seriously the findings of an outside ethics investigation and will review relevant policies.The...
Date: 06/17/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — A squirrel got into an electrical substation in south Everett Saturday morning and knocked out power to about 5,000 customers in the Twin Creeks and nearby neighborhoods.
Date: 06/13/2015 | Local News
Deserved or not, government agencies and officials aren't always afforded a high degree of trust by the public, which is why it's important that they avoid the mere appearance of any conflict of interest.Tuesday's release of
Date: 06/04/2015 | Editorials
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Public Utility District failed to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest when it awarded a no-bid contract to a "clean-energy" software company, an outside investigator's report says.
Date: 06/02/2015 | Local News
OLYMPIA — Officials of the state Department of Commerce answered questions Thursday from state Senate committee members concerned about how public money was used in a clean-energy project that’s the subject of an ethics...
Date: 05/21/2015 | Local News
TULALIP — The CEO and president of Arlington's Senior Aerospace won recognition Thursday for his success in business and community involvement in Snohomish County.Jerry Goodwin received the John M. Fluke Sr. Community Leader award at the Economic Alliance Snohomish...
Date: 05/15/2015 | Business
It's a good thing we have whistle-blowers. Without them, without their courage to speak up, the public can be left with decisions and situations that range from questionable to out-right damaging and dangerous.One celebrated whistleblower was Charles Hamel, who moved to...
Date: 05/08/2015 | Editorials
EVERETT — A new $3.8 million contract for a clean-energy project is on hold because of the ethics investigation at the Snohomish County Public Utility District.The PUD's commissioners decided...
Date: 05/06/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Public Utility District’s board of commissioners has hired an independent investigator to look into allegations that the utility improperly awarded contracts worth millions of dollars to a clean-energy consultant.
Date: 05/03/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Snohomish County Public Utility District commissioners have picked the district's top attorney, Anne Spangler, to be the interim general manager.Spangler will take over while the PUD searches...
Date: 04/14/2015 | Business
Kayakers to play on Sultan River when water is released April 25
Date: 04/05/2015 | Explore NW
Index residents finally have full access to property
Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News
Snow depth measured at zero, but rainfall makes up for it
Date: 03/28/2015 | Local News
Republican-backed legislation in the Senate meant to require the state's utilities to reduce carbon emissions is worthy of praise. It's just too bad those backing the legislation couldn't show more confidence in why they proposed it in the first place.
Date: 03/12/2015 | Editorials
Lack of snow hasn't drained Snohomish County supply
Date: 03/09/2015 | Local News
MONROE — Whoever broke into a Snohomish County PUD substation last week left a generous trail of clues.Monroe police believe they also were as punctual as they were predictable.As a result, they nabbed two suspects with stolen wire in the trunk of their car.
Date: 02/23/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Steve Klein, the general manager and CEO of the Snohomish Public Utility District for the past nine years, announced Wednesday he will retire on May 1.Klein, 62, joined the PUD in 2006...
Date: 02/11/2015 | Local News