Leah Van Zile http://wxpr.org en Utility Customers Behind on Bills Could Face Shutoffs http://wxpr.org/post/utility-customers-behind-bills-could-face-shutoffs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Saturday marks the end of the winter moratorium on utility shutoffs.&nbsp; Wisconsin Public Service is urging customers who are behind on their bills to call sooner rather than later…to make payment arrangements.&nbsp;</span></p><p>State law prevents anyone’s home utilities from being turned off during winter months between November 1<sup>st</sup> and April 15<sup>th</sup>, even you don’t pay the bills.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:40:41 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16592 at http://wxpr.org Four Rhinelander Non-Profits Get Grants From WPS http://wxpr.org/post/four-rhinelander-non-profits-get-grants-wps <p>The Rhinelander area was well represented among 15 northeastern Wisconsin non-profit groups getting energy-efficiency money from Wisconsin Public Service.</p><p>WPS's Energy Challenge asked non-profits to work toward energy efficiency and weatherization.</p><p>ArtStart Inc., of Rhinelander placed third overall, garnering a top $1,500 check. Others getting $1,000 awards are the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, Northwoods Community Elementary School, and the Rhinelander Basketball Association.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:44:07 +0000 Ken Krall 12974 at http://wxpr.org Four Rhinelander Non-Profits Get Grants From WPS Crandon Schools Net Thousands For Energy Upgrades http://wxpr.org/post/crandon-schools-net-thousands-energy-upgrades <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Crandon School District is getting a financial boost to pay for energy conservation measures.&nbsp; Wisconsin Public Service and the statewide Focus on Energy program </span>presented Crandon Schools with a $34,000 check Monday to help pay for energy-efficient lighting.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">District Administrator Jim Asher says the school was looking to save money on costly energy bills.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:18:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12035 at http://wxpr.org Crandon Schools Net Thousands For Energy Upgrades Snow-Blocked Vents Mean CO Danger http://wxpr.org/post/snow-blocked-vents-mean-co-danger <p>With a cold snap hitting the Northwoods this weekend it can take some effort to keep your car and heating systems up and running.&nbsp;</p><p>WPS Spokesperson Leah Van Zile says outdoor maintenance is important to make sure your heating appliances are working properly…especially with newer high-efficiency furnaces that vent out the side of the house.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“For any of your vented appliances, your natural gas or vented appliances – be sure that those are kept free of ice and snow buildup.”</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:20:24 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11625 at http://wxpr.org Snow-Blocked Vents Mean CO Danger Call WPS, Not 9-1-1 Says Spokesperson http://wxpr.org/post/call-wps-not-9-1-1-says-spokesperson <P><FONT size=2>&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">With the severe weather in the region, Wisconsin Public Service officials say call them, not 9-1-1, if you see a problem.</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">Leah Van Zile from WPS says it's best to call them before the local police dispatch for a power-related problem...</FONT></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><FONT face="Times New Roman"><I><U>"we really want to avoid bogging down the true, life-threatening emergencies at the 9-1-1 center.....calling Wisconsin Public Service if you do see something is the most efficient and re Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:16:59 +0000 Ken Krall 4253 at http://wxpr.org Call WPS, Not 9-1-1 Says Spokesperson