Join West Oregon Electric Cooperative in our collaborative effort to make sure your voice and that of Oregon’s electric cooperatives is heard by policymakers. It’s through our new political action network, ORECA-Action. The ORECA stands for Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association. We represent all 18 of the state’s not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives. Through this network […]
Northwest RiverPartners has produced a short video that was previewed at their annual meeting to great acclaim!
Dear Members: It is hard to believe I am writing a December back page already! Last December, we were knee-deep in storm season, and that turned out to be major event. That storm set us back around $1.4 million. The good news is, we were able to recover around $1.1 million from the Federal Emergency […]
Annual Meeting Please join us as West Oregon Electric Cooperative celebrates its 72nd anniversary. The WOEC Annual Meeting is Saturday, August 27, at the Vernonia Scout Cabin. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The meeting will be called to order at 11 a.m. A catered barbecue lunch follows the meeting. All members are welcome to attend […]
Submitted by Scott Laird The West Oregon Electric Cooperative (WOEC) Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, August 27 at the Cabin in Vernonia. Board of Directors President Robert VanNatta called the meeting to order and introduced the rest of the Board and special guests State Senator Betsy Johnson and State Representative Debra Boone, along with Guest […]
Northwest dams are back under the political microscope In what is likely one of the most sweeping and aggressive interpretations ever made under the Endangered Species Act, U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon recently found the 2014 Biological Opinion on federal hydrosystem operations flawed. He sent it back to NOAA Fisheries and the federal action […]
Last month at Bonneville Dam, an extraordinary coalition of Northwest tribes, government agencies and river users — including farmers, businesses and utilities — gathered to celebrate a landmark event for our region’s iconic salmon.