OPALCO had no choice but to raise its rates | As I See It

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 10:35AM

No matter how folksy a co-op may be, its fundamental obligation is to stay in business. It must charge whatever it takes in order to cover costs.


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Island Rec levy? More, more, more is a poor solution | As I See It

  • Apr 19, 2015 at 5:34PM

Why look to government to supply our every want and need? Particularly since that always means agreeing to higher and higher taxes. Here is my suggestion...

What do farmers and power utilities have in common? More than you might think | Letters

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 1:57PM

OPALCO can negotiate for materials and salaries, and seek to negotiate with BPA on rates at long intervals, but neither BPA nor OPALCO can control the cost of power when OPALCO’s members’ power needs exceed the fixed-price contracted amount under the OPALCO-BPA power purchase contract. BPA’s reliance on hydropower makes it a farmer too.

When it comes to U.S. elections, Einstein may have said it best | Guest column

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 1:45PM

If we choose to continue to believe that doing the same thing over and over again with the expectation of different results, then the 2016 election results are predictable.

Confusion has its costs; co-op can do better | Editorial

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 7:00AM

The powers that be at OPALCO say they are listening to your concerns. While there's nothing wrong that, we’ll suggest a bit more dialogue would prove beneficial for all.

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