The West Wendover Wolverines celebrate their victory in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Division 2A championship.
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Wolverines!

Grit, perseverance propel West Wendover boys to the high school’s fourth state championship By Dianna Troyer Without saying a word, the West Wendover Wolverines told their coach how they felt about being down four points at halftime of the state championship February 27. “Their faces said it all when I went into the locker room […]

A 2018 wildfire destroyed the electric distribution system serving Eagle Lake in Northern California, leaving about 1,000 people without power
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Keeping Lines Clear

WREC contractors will be trimming trees April through summer. Contractors will begin in Wendover and move west to Wells and Carlin. By Pam Blair Despite your electric utility’s best efforts to maintain a safe and reliable system, Mother Nature often has the last word. Strong winds snap trees like toothpicks. Heavy rains saturate the ground, […]

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CEO’s Message — April 2020

Together, We Shall Overcome For more than 60 years, Wells Rural Electric Co. has taken pride in fulfilling our mission to provide safe, reliable, affordable and carbon-free electricity to our members. As our lives and society have changed immeasurably in that time, I’m constantly reminded that here, in rural Nevada, we still look out for […]

ICUA Youth Rally participants (from left) Madison Liggens, Delen Johnny, Allysa Murphy, Sandra Casas, Emily Ramirez and Raiden Ross pose with 2019 keynote speaker Mike Schlappi. Photo by Layla Walz
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Summer Youth Camps Offer Students Life-Changing Opportunities

By Garrett Hylton High school seniors-to-be in WREC’s service territory, don’t miss out on an opportunity to spend a week this summer listening to world-class speakers, developing your leadership skills, making lifelong friends and having a ton of fun. Submit your application by Thursday, April 2, to attend a summer youth camp sponsored by WREC. […]

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CEO’s Message — March 2020

$883 Billion Is a Lot of Money Census data helped 55 federal agencies decide where to spend $883,094,826,042 in 2016. That same year, Nevada received $6,219,293,623, which funded federal programs including education, rural health care, housing, transportation, Community Development Block Grants, adoption assistance and many, many more. For comparison, total state tax collections in 2016 […]

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CEO’s Message — February 2020

Smart Management. Smart Life. SmartHub. Life is fast and sometimes hectic, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Managing your electricity usage and account with Wells Rural Electric Co.’s SmartHub app is easy. You may have heard about SmartHub—our innovative tool for account management. SmartHub can help you take control of your WREC account like […]

Kathy Durham has a discussion with student Anahi Soriano
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Award-Winning Teacher Passes Passion for Civic Engagement to Her Students

By Dianna Troyer Kathy Durham was blown away when she learned she won a statewide teaching award last year and was a finalist for 2019 Nevada Teacher of the Year. “I was honored, humbled and excited to bring some positive attention to our school and community,” says Kathy, who teaches U.S. history and American government […]