News & Press Releases

Current Press Releases

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

Pend Oreille PUD Rate Adjustment - 12/29/2020

Pend Oreille PUD Commission Approves 2021 Budget - 12/29/20

Pend Oreille PUD Receives Grant for Early Learning & Child Care Center Project - 12/7/20

Washington Supreme Court Terminates Lawsuit Challenging Land Purchase and Sale - 12/04/20

Pend Oreille PUD Recognized for Hiring Veterans - 10/23/20

Pend Oreille PUD Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program - 10/20/20

Pend Oreille PUD Installs Additional Community Wi-Fi Hotspots - 9/29/20

Pend Oreille PUD Receives Results of CNS Fiber Feasibility Study - 9/18/20

Current News

Listing of Available Community Wi-Fi Hotspots:

South County:

  • Diamond Lake: Near Bushels Bakery & the Diamond Lake Boat Launch, Green Rd & Hwy 2.
  • Newport: TJ Kelly Park across from the Post Office, 100 N. Washington.
  • Newport: Newport City Park, 1st St & Calispel Ave.
  • Usk*: At the Crossroads where Hwy 20 meets Hwy 211, 421341 Hwy 20.
  • Cusick: At the Park near City Hall, 1st Ave & Monumental Way. 

North County:

  • Tiger*: At the Tiger Historical Center, corner of Hwy 20 & Hwy 31.
  • Ione: Across from the PUD Warehouse, corner of Central & Millyard Rd.
  • Metaline: Between the Mini Mart & Visitor’s Center, 116 Hwy 31.
  • Metaline Falls: Outside the Cutter Theater, 302 Park St.

*Please note: The Tiger and Usk Hotspots were installed in collaboration with NoaNet & the WA State Broadband Office and are under WiFi Name: HomeworkHub.  All other Hotspots listed above were installed by the PUD and are under WiFi Name: POPUD_FREE WIFI.

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 PUD Hotspots:

Community WiFi HotspotsDiamond LakeNewport TJ Kelly ParkNewport City ParkUskCusickTigerIone PUDMetalineMetaline Falls


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