In February, feature pages highlighted stories rooted in community. For Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative in Oregon, Jody Foss profiled a family of truckers with over 30 years of experience (PDF). Drew Myron shared the history of FISH, an organization of food banks alleviating hunger (PDF) in the Hood River area. For United Electric, Dianna Troyer described the challenges snowplow drivers face (PDF) in Idaho. Troyer also profiled an award-winning teacher with a passion for civic engagement (PDF) for Wells Rural Electric in Nevada. Sharing stories about the communities you serve is a great way to connect with readers.
Plenty of industry-related news is available in February’s share package. Washington Rural Electric Cooperative Association general manager Kent Lopez expressed gratitude to lawmakers for their support of the RURAL Act (PDF). For the Energy Matters column, Paul Wesslund shares technological trends that give members more control of their electric service (PDF). For Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Shelly Yockey shared what goes on behind-the-scenes when the power goes out (PDF). In Oregon, Tillamook PUD general manager Todd Simmons explained where power comes from and resource adequacy in the Northwest (PDF).
The back page is a great way to directly communicate with members. In Washington, Big Bend Electric Cooperative and Parkland Light & Water shared information about upcoming annual meetings (PDF). Marc Farmer, General Manager of Clatskanie PUD in Oregon, warned readers about scam calls (PDF). In Alaska, Golden Valley Electric Association showcases payment kiosk locations and hours (PDF). Use the back page to deliver important messages to readers.
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