Lisa Perry standing next to a full box of pears.
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Coping With COVID-19

Hood River Valley growers work through new rules By Drew Myron Maija Yasui is searching for toilets. At the peak of harvest, her family farm employs 140 workers, and she is working hard to keep them safe. “We need more port-a-potties,” she says, calculating the sweeping changes a pandemic brings. “They must be no more […]

Manager's Message

Manager’s Message — June 2020

Dear Members, I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to our employees for their dedicated service and to you, our members, for your patience and flexibility during this challenging time. The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to change how we do things, but our commitment to serving you safely, affordably, and reliably remains unwavering. As […]

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Lights On and Energized

General Manager Libby Calnon highlights the co-op’s accomplishments By Drew Myron The lights stay on. In every hour of every day, through fire and storm and even amid a global health crisis, Hood River Electric Cooperative keeps its members energized. It’s a fact HREC General Manager Libby Calnon believes in now more than ever. “Our […]

Manager's Message

Manager’s Message — May 2020

Dear Members, Spring has arrived and the valley is in bloom, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, few other things are business as usual. Rest assured, although our office is closed to walk-in visitors and many of our staff are working remotely, we remain committed to providing you the safe, reliable service you’ve come to […]