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New Operations Facility Finalized

Wells Rural Electric Co.’s new operations facility was completed on time and within budget late this summer. WREC’s Board and workforce are thrilled with how it turned out and can’t wait to start using it to continue providing safe, reliable, affordable electricity to members for decades to come. WREC is currently dispatching linemen from home […]

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Hydropower By The Numbers

One of the biggest advantages of Wells Rural Electric Co. membership is access to safe, reliable, and clean hydroelectricity supplied by the Bonneville Power Administration. While northeastern Nevada is a ways away from the Pacific Northwest, WRECs service territory lies on the edge of the Columbia River Basin. More than 90% of WREC’s electricity is […]

Dancers in traditional Basque outfits performing in the street.
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Basque Pride in Nevada

By Dianna Troyer A love for the homeland and its traditions carries on for Basques of northern Nevada Devoted to her Basque heritage, Traci Wines cherishes and relies on her grandmother’s handwritten recipes in sickness and in health. “She made garlic soup for anyone who was sick,” Traci says. “It’s good even when you’re not […]

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2020 Grant Recipients Announced

As part of the Next Dollar Foundation’s mission to make lasting and worthwhile investments in the communities WREC serves, the foundation’s grant program annually awards deserving students with $2,000 for ongoing education. The 2020 Next Dollar Foundation Grant Program recipients are Jesus Gonzalez of West Wendover, Vanessa Torres of Wendover, Aubrey Durant of O’Neil, Lia […]

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A Ranch to Remember

Drawn by region’s natural beauty, Idaho ranchers move family business to northern Nevada’s Clover Valley By Dianna Troyer Photos By Merrily Pearce A motto clipped from a magazine and taped to his office desk inspires Monty Pearce at Memory Ranches in Clover Valley south of Wells: “It’s better to wear out than to rust out.” […]

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