PUD Clarifies Hoax Cannabis Farm Rebate Statement ~ New ~

On April 1, 2016, a cannabis industry association issued a hoax statement noting that the Okanogan PUD issued a $976,000 rebate check to CannaSol Farms for installing a lighting system supporting an indoor growing operation. The statement was issued as an April Fools’ joke. 

Okanogan PUD continues to receive questions and comments about the April Fools’ hoax. For the record, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Conservation Program, administered by Okanogan PUD, does not provide conservation incentives for cannabis grow operations.  

Okanogan PUD Headquarters Flags Receive Retirement Ceremony

Boy Scout Troop 60 of Omak gathered Wednesday, April 6, at the Okanogan PUD Headquarters to retire both the Washington State flag and the American Flag that flew over the building. Etiquette dictates that flags that are torn, faded, frayed or discolored are considered unserviceable and should not be flown. Scout Master Rob Chilcote led the contingent of eight Boy Scouts and one Eagle Scout through the ritual. Although the participants are out of school for Spring Break, they considered it an honor to take part in the Flag Retirement Ceremony.


Consumer Alert: Utility Scams through Customer Personal Computers

Please be on alert for a new personal computer scam targeting PUD customers in Okanogan County. Threats come from a computer pop-up message stating ‘Congrats! You are today’s lucky Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County Visitor’. Additionally, this notice asks you to fill out a brief survey to qualify for a reward as a thank you. Please be advised that these messages are considered a ‘phishing scam’ with the intent of defrauding an online user of their personal information and is not from the Okanogan County PUD. 

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