July 15, 2016, NewsBTC
Salcido Enterprises, LLC secures a long-term power contract, announces another cryptocurrency and data server business venture
Salcido Enterprises, LLC has secured a long-term land lease, along with a long-term power contract with Douglas County Public Utility District, totaling 7.5MW.
This three-facility build-out begins immediately, and will provide secure Bitcoin and Ethereum cryptocurrency mining, along with data hosting services to both high-density conventional and crypto customers.
The contracts leverage the large amounts of affordable hydroelectric power available in North Central Washington to further develop an emerging industry that provides off-site, secure cryptocurrency mining and data hosting to national and international corporations, as well as non-profit organizations.
This latest contract adds to the existing Salcido Enterprises portfolio of cryptocurrency mining data space for a total of 11.5 MW, or app. 115 Petahash available for customer use. The existing data spaces in Chelan County, Washington are at 100% capacity; filled with 4MW of industrial Bitcoin and Ethereum miners.
The current project, Pangborn Data Phase 1, secures 7.5MW of power in Douglas County, Washington and includes a long-term land agreement with the Port of Douglas County. The bulk of this power will be allocated to blockchain and bitcoin technologies.
Public records remain a challenge for lawmakers
Jerry Cornfield, July 13, 2016, Herald Net
State lawmakers continued their search Tuesday for ways to help cities, counties, school districts and other government agencies deal with increasing demands for large volumes of public records, some of those from people whose motives they question.
Lawmakers earlier this year refused to pass a bill that would have let local governments limit how much time employees spend processing requests and to prioritize the order in which they are handled.
But they agreed to keep the conversation going. Tuesday’s work session by the House State Government Committee was intended to flush out ideas for potential consideration in the 2017 legislative session.
New Finance Director Appointed at the Port
July 14, 2016, KONP Newsradio
The recent appointment of Karen Goschen as the Port’s new Executive Director, that left an opening for a new director of Finance.
Earlier this week, the Port filled that position when they passed resolutions appointing John Nutter to the permanent position of Director of Finance and also as the Port’s Auditor and Treasurer.
Nutter joined the Port in February 2015 in a temporary role as the Finance Project Manager, and by January of 2016, he promoted to the role of Interim Finance Director.
Nutter worked as the Finance Director for Olympic Medical Center as well as eight years with the Port Angeles Police Department. Currently he serves as the president of the OMC Board of Commissioners.
He holds a dual bachelor’s degree in criminology and accounting as well as a master’s degree in business administration all from Western Washington University.