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Together We Can Make a Difference

In order to settle several lawsuits over salmon survival in the Columbia River system, the federal government is considering a proposal to close 4 Lower Snake River Dams in Washington state, which would cause electricity rates to increase by as much as 65%, according to the Bonneville Power Administration. With your help, we can ensure […]

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Hydropower: Affordable, Reliable, Vital

Affordable: Hydro generation is 100% efficient. Because of that, it’s also one of the most inexpensive ways to generate electricity. It’s not a coincidence that utilities in the Pacific Northwest (and WREC) are able to offer some of the lowest rates in the country. Reliable: Hydropower is the only form of renewable baseload electricity generation. […]

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Understanding Stockdog Language

Brennan Hooper relies on his border collies on the ranch and at trials By Dianna Troyer Both fluent in stockdog language, Brennan Hooper and his border collie Rita are a dynamic duo, moving sheep and cattle at competitions and on the family ranch. Infinitely energetic and eager to please, Rita darts, slinks or races around […]

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Look Up Before You Climb

Using a ladder near overhead power lines could cause electrocution. When using a ladder: Keep yourself and all equipment 10 feet away from overhead power lines. Electricity can arc or jump if a ladder gets too close. A ladder could make direct contact with the line. Use a ladder during ideal weather conditions. Rain can […]

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Food Truck Freedom

Local food truck vendors are grateful for entrepreneurial lifestyle By Dianna Troyer From a bus boy to business owner, food truck entrepreneur Francisco Rivas started Taqueria El Compa in 2017 in Wells. Francisco’s inspiration came about after talking with friends and family, especially his father-in-law who suggested they become business partners and share their love […]

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Protecting Utility Employees & Infrastructure

Wells Rural Electric Company’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves and provide members with safe, affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity. Accomplishing that task often requires the company’s attention in local, state, regional and even national legislatures. Through participation in the Nevada Rural Electric Association, WREC has been […]

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Carving Out a New Career

Wood artisan brings the soothing power of the outdoors into homes By Dianna Troyer Whatever wooden decor she creates, Jayme Knight hopes each piece infuses homes with the solace, scents and sounds of the outdoors. “I am a huge outdoor and nature lover, especially the ocean, coastlines, mountains and desert,” says the Wells artisan, who […]