Malachi Salcido with The Salcido Connection shares his perspective on the new High-Density Load rate class proposed by the Chelan PUD, why it doesn't work for blockchain and data miners and how a compromise can be reached.
Malachi Salcido, President of The Salcido Connection in Wenatchee, joins Clint in the KOHO studio to explain Bitcoin, blockchain and data mining businesses, and why they want to locate in Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties.
Deliberations continue at the Chelan County PUD and among customer-owners on the proposal to implement a new electric rate class for high-density loads. PUD staff presented two alternatives they hope will appease bitcoin and data operators.
Starting Monday Feb. 15, campers can begin applying for permits to stay overnight in the Enchantments area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. But this year, National Forest officials expanded the window for when you need that permit.
Further help is coming to laid-off employees from the now-idled Alcoa Wenatchee Works smelter. The U.S. Department of Labor approved Trade Adjustment Assistance and Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance to re-train workers and find them new jobs.
Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner joins Clint to talk about a potential two-year ban on new marijuana grow operations, volunteers at the Dispute Resolution Center and lower construction costs due to low gas prices.