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The Oregonian
November 12, 2011

Wind blows money into pockets of Sherman County residents

GRASS VALLEY -- Every household in windswept Sherman County will soon get a Christmas gift in the mail: a $590 check.

The lonesome 831-square-mile county may lay to rest the adage about an "ill wind blowing nobody any good." This is the third consecutive year that checks will go out for the people's share of annual wind-energy revenues.

No other Oregon county makes similar payments and the $416,540 cash outlay may be unprecedented in the United States, says John Audley, spokesman for Renewable Northwest Project. His Portland-based coalition of companies and groups promotes renewable energy.

Read the full article from The Oregonian at:
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/11/wind_blows_money_into_pockets.html

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