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NRECA CEO Hosts Youth Leadership Council

Thursday, July 24, 2014


NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson welcomed members of NRECA’s Youth Leadership Council, as they returned to the nation’s capitol a month after visiting Washington, D.C., for the 50th Annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. “When I served in Congress, my favorite meetings were with young people from home, and the bright students involved in our rural [...]

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Line Crew Responds to Medical Emergency

Monday, July 21, 2014


An incident involving a motorist in diabetic shock showed linemen at a Colorado electric cooperative back up the “Eyes and Ears’ logo on their trucks with action. “Poudre Valley REA supports the community’s ‘Eyes and Ears’ program,” said Amy Holmquist, communications specialist for the Fort Collins-based co-op. “Having that logo on our trucks identifies them [...]

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Electric Co-op Staffers Brighten Fairgrounds

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Crowds visiting the 2014 edition of the Menard County Fair in Petersburg, Ill., will find rides, concessions and other attractions operating more reliably. That’s because the fairgrounds that’s hosted the event for 144 years have just undergone a major redo of its electric system, thanks to staffers at Menard Electric Cooperative, which serves rural consumer-members [...]

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Wounded Warriors Softball Scores Big with Co-op

Friday, July 11, 2014


When Basin Electric Power Cooperative learned that the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team was coming to Bismarck, N.D., to play in the biggest softball charity event of the year, the co-op rolled out the red carpet. The Bismarck-based co-op provided a $10,000 sponsorship to cover food, travel and lodging for the team during a three-day [...]

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How Golf Event Helps Train Linemen

Tuesday, July 08, 2014


The next generation of linemen is in high demand at electric cooperatives and other utilities nationwide. A Colorado co-op has hit upon a way to offer scholarships to would-be linemen, while having fun raising the money. The Morgan County Rural Electric Association Invitational Golf Tournament enters its 13th year, when 136 golfers tee off Aug. [...]

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