LETTER: If you’re counting your blessings, include the PUD
We just came through some below-zero temperatures, followed by freezing rain in some places, but the lights and heat and power stayed on almost everywhere (except for the inevitable vehicle crashes into power poles). We haven’t had a rate increase in domestic power rates in more than four years while the rest of the country is suffering from record-high rates that keep escalating. (OK, we know one is coming, but it won’t be anything like the current 7% inflation rate.) The mighty Columbia is very reliable and does not inflict inflation on the energy that it provides. Grant County PUD captures this energy and distributes it to us. We are fortunate to have the river and the PUD that competently manages this resource for us.
Fred M. Rhodes