This month, several utility features spread cheer with inspiring holiday stories. For Douglas Electric in Oregon, Craig Reed shared a story of a couple spreading joy in their community with model trains and a Christmas village. Dianna Troyer profiled a volunteer Santa in Lost River, Idaho who fundraises for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Troyer also highlighted a dazzling craft bazaar and light parade that brings West Wendover readers together. For Mt. Wheeler Power in Nevada, Christina Sawyer encourages readers to embrace the spirit of the season by giving back to their community.
With winter wonder comes winter weather. James Dulley shares ways to control costs and maintain comfort during colder months. For West Oregon Electric, Don Rose encourages readers to stay safe around downed power lines after storms. Joseph Hathaway shares tips on how Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative readers can save money this winter by making energy-efficient choices. Midstate Electric reminds readers that unless The RURAL Act is passed, adverse weather may impact cooperative tax-exempt status in the future.
The back pages were filled with tidings of comfort and joy. Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative CEO Tommy Wolff encouraged readers to practice safe habits during the holiday season. In Oregon, Umatilla Electric Cooperative and Tillamook PUD share eye-catching holiday graphics with warm wishes. Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative General Manager Greg Gardner reflected on the positive impact of their concern for community. In Washington, Klickitat PUD also shared how Operation Warm Heart supports customers who need help paying power bills.
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