Discover how our members are communicating with their readers in the latest pages of Ruralite, Florida Currents, and Currents.

Feature Examples

Several utility features demonstrated a concern for the community, one of 7 principles that guide cooperatives.

For Columbia Basin Electric in Oregon, Judy Foss highlighted a transportation service supporting their community during the COVID-19 pandemic (PDF). Scott Laird wrote about the challenges senior centers faced when providing meals during the COVID-19 shutdown (PDF) in West Oregon. In Idaho, Dianna Troyer profiled a retiring public works supervisor committed to volunteering at community events (PDF).

Share Package

During these unique times, care for community extended to the share package. For Glades Electric in Florida, Tahlia Warrick highlighted how a distillery went from producing spirits to sanitizer (PDF) during the coronavirus pandemic. Joseph Hathaway shared how Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is continuing to support their community (PDF).

June’s magazines are also packed with energy efficiency and safety tips. Energy efficiency experts Patrick Keegan and Brad Thiessen answered questions about replacing old windows (PDF), while James Dulley provided ceiling fan efficiency tips (PDF). Paul Wesslund shared ways to improve energy efficiency at home using smart devices (PDF).

Back Pages

Many utilities used the back page to convey important changes due to COVID-19. Utilities in Oregon, like Wasco Electric and Lane Electric, shared how they are responding. Annie Terracciano, general manager of Northern Lights, reminded members of community programs like Operation Round-up and Helping Hand (PDF). In Alaska, the Golden Valley Electric Association shared ways they are assisting members experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 (PDF).

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