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The Russians are cunning…

Spectacular Spelunking

Explore Crystal Cave for a Fun, Educational Adventure Talk about taking a trip down the rabbit hole. In 1881, two little farm boys by the names of William and George Vanasse were chasing a small animal near their home in the Spring Valley area when the creature disappeared down a hole. Their attempts to examine

Messages from Moscow

The Russians are cunning… On two consecutive days in March, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that U.S. liquefied natural gas exports quadrupled in 2017 compared with the prior year, and that net U.S. energy imports in 2017 fell to their lowest levels since 1982. A further bit of homework using EIA data—a statistical trove

Flying in for Fairness

April was another busy month for your statewide electric co-op organization. It featured the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) 2018 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. NRECA is the nationwide electric cooperative trade association and every spring, leaders from co-ops across the United States gather for a few days in our nation’s capital for informational

Taking the Rays

How solar panels work Powering a home using the sun’s energy is not a new concept by any means. But recent technological advances and lower costs are helping to make solar a more attractive option. This promising source of renewable energy is also becoming increasingly accessible, with many electric cooperatives offering community solar programs as

Former Bayfield Manager Passes | Baseload Retirement Warning | Power sales | Cyber attack | Federal Rescue, Doubtful

Former Bayfield manager passes Carl Melchiors, who retired as general manager of Bayfield Electric Cooperative in January 2012, died at his home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, on the night of April 2. He was 74. Melchiors began his tenure with Bayfield Electric in December 1987 and held the manager’s post for 24 years. His

Call Before You Dig!

Planning a home-improvement project? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? Contact Diggers Hotline to have underground lines and cables located before you start your project. It’s free, and it could save you from injury and/or costly damage!  Visit or Call 811 or 800-242-8511.