February’s the perfect time to share some love. Let’s look at how Ruralite, Florida Currents, and Currents members are uplifting hearts in this month.


Find touching stories in your community to warm readers’ hearts. Northern Wasco PUD (OR) shared a heart-warming story by Kathy Ursprung about a nurse caring for the elderly (PDF) as if they were her grandparents. For Surprise Valley (CA), Jean Bilodeaux wrote of a lifelong friendship between man and mule (PDF). Craig Reed profiled the adventures of a couple who have been married for 60 years (PDF) for Blachly-Lane Electric (OR). United Electric (WA) featured a piece by Dianna Troyer on volunteers who build beds for children in need (PDF).

Share Package

What’s not to love about saving money? February’s share package is full of energy efficiency tips and tricks. Patrick Keegan’s column explains how installing radiant barriers in attics could save money (PDF). James Dulley shares the benefits of rolling shutters (PDF) and DIY door upgrades (PDF) to cut costs.

Members also love behind-the-scenes looks at their cooperative utility. Marlboro Electric Cooperative (SC) introduced readers to a lineman serving their community (PDF). Lane Electric (OR) used More Powerful Together materials to highlight crews installing new, longer-lasting utility poles (PDF).

Back Pages

The back page is a great way to keep readers informed. Many utilities, such as Peace River Electric Cooperative (FL) and Parkland Light and Water Company (WA), used their back page to tell members about important meetings (PDF). Several Oregon utilities, including Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative and Columbia Power Cooperative, told readers about legislation that might impact rates and local economies (PDF).

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