EPUD General Manager Rehired

EUGENE, Ore. — The Emerald People’s Utility District Board of Directors voted to finalize its general manager’s reinstatement and contract Thursday night. This comes after months of controversy around his resignation linked to leaked audio tapes. Board Director Penny Jordan says the board and Scott Coe went back and forth with negotiations over the last … Continue reading »

Log Truck Crash In Noti

NOTI, Ore. — The scene of a log truck crash in Noti is cleared after hours of traffic delays. Oregon State Police responded to a call around 11 a.m. Tuesday that a log truck travelling east bound on Highway 126 had overturned, sending logs into the road and the yard of a house. Investigators say … Continue reading »

Power Outages Affect More Than 10,000

EUGENE, Ore. — Utility crews in Eugene worked non-stop all day Saturday and will continue into the night, repairing fallen power lines and restoring power to customers. As of Saturday, EPUD says more than 10,000 customers have been affected by power outages. EPUD says it’s been working to restore power to 500-600 homes in the … Continue reading »

Heating Bills on the Rise

EUGENE, Ore. — Lower temperatures in the Willamette Valley mean higher heating bills. Wednesday marks the tenth day it’s been freezing overnight. Emerald People’s Utility District says the average monthly consumption during winter, for an all-electric house, is about 18,000 kilowatt hours. That comes out to about $225 per month. On Monday, Eugene saw overnight … Continue reading »

Local Kids Visit Parents at EPUD

EUGENE, Ore. — Parents, you likely had some tag-alongs Thursday. It was National Take Your Child to Work Day. Some employees at Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) had some activities planned for their children. Kids took part in different activities to teach them about public utilities while keeping them entertained. Everything from utility safety to … Continue reading »

Second Round of Leaf Collection Begins

EUGENE, Ore– It’s time to grab the rake and gather the lawn leafs, as the second and final round of leaf collection has begun in Eugene. During the first round, Public Works crews collected more than 9,700 cubic yards of leaves.  Resident’s are reminded not to place leaves in bike lanes, ditches, or landscaped areas. … Continue reading »