Several utilities honored those dedicated to keeping the lights on with feature stories. Danita Cahill wrote about how lineworkers from Consumers Power, Oregon, helped rebuild a California town after a destructive wildfire. Courtney Cobb highlighted Central Electric’s “maximum emergency response mode” after a snowstorm hit their Oregon community. For Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Ted Case touched on the cooperative spirit after a massive storm hit Douglas Electric and Lane Electric.
Lineworker love doesn’t stop with features. Oregon’s Harney Electric dedicated a two-page spread of photographs to thank lineworkers. In Alaska, Copper Valley dedicated four pages to thanking not only lineworkers, but the operators, engineers and managers who power the cooperative. For Nevada’s Wells Rural Electric, Clay Fitch explained how important dedicated linemen are to the communities they serve. Glades Electric, Florida, shared a timeline of lineworker safety practices and gear thorough the century.
Appreciation for lineworkers extended to the back pages. Troy Cox, manager of Columbia Power Cooperative in Oregon, used the back page to impress on readers the important role lineworkers play in their community. Annie Terracciano, general manager at Idaho’s Northern Lights, put the unique challenges lineworkers face into perspective for readers.
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