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Manager’s Message — November 2019, Special Member Meeting Information

Dear Members, The boards of directors for Hood River Electric Cooperative and the Communications Access Cooperative Holding Enterprise have called for special member meetings on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds Community Building to consider merging the two companies. The meeting for CACHE members begins at 6 p.m. If you buy […]

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Information About the Proposed Merger of HREC and CACHE

Background: Hood River Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit organization that has provided electric service to members in the Hood River Valley since 1945. The Communications Access Cooperative Holding Enterprise is a member-owned, not-for-profit organization that was organized by HREC in 2003 to provide internet service in the same area. HREC and CACHE both operate […]


HREC Warming Tree

Join us in delivering a little warmth to our community for the holidays! In addition to providing power for heat, we are making sure our community stays warmer this winter. HREC will be setting up a Warming Tree in the lobby during November & December. We’re inviting you to help decorate our Christmas tree with […]

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Happy Sounds

Jamba creates bonds through marimba By Drew Myron A summer breeze carries a deep sound—mellow, gentle and earthy—and Irene Kurzweil can’t stop smiling. At 92, she’s a slight figure against a massive wooden instrument. Her body bends into every note. A classical pianist and violinist since childhood, Irene took up marimba 23 years ago. She […]

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Manager’s Message — October 2019

Dear Members, During the past few months, your board of directors has been evaluating our organizational structure. Although it may seem like Hood River Electric Cooperative provides both electric service and internet service, there are two separate, member-owned, not-for-profit cooperatives operating out of our office in Odell. Hood River Electric Cooperative provides electric service, and […]

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3-Step HVAC Test

As summer temperatures rise, so do electric bills. Follow these steps to test the efficiency of your HVAC unit. The outdoor temperature should be above 80 degrees, and you should set your thermostat well below the room temperature to ensure the system runs long enough for this test. Using a digital probe thermometer (about $12), […]

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Maintaining an Efficient HVAC System

Avoid unwelcome summer breakdowns By Abby Berry Ah, summer. Cookouts, swimming pools, camping—it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. When coming back indoors, there’s nothing better than that cool blast you feel from your home’s air conditioning unit. Your heating, ventilating and air conditioning system is essential to keeping your […]