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Ruralite Ruralite Magazine and Currents are read by nearly 400,000 households in the Western US, Alaska, Arizona and Kauaii, Hawaii. Each issue is a collaborative effort between the Ruralite staff and writers and communicators at each utility we serve.
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Mission: Our goal is to provide sound, well-researched information about the electric utility industry, personal energy use, and emerging trends in the energy world in an entertaining format readers can appreciate.

Inside an Oregon town’s six-decade legacy of caring for orphans. It all started with one Creswell family’s desire to all...
05/06/2020

Inside an Oregon town’s six-decade legacy of caring for orphans. It all started with one Creswell family’s desire to alleviate the suffering of children orphaned by war ... https://bit.ly/2yTWDWo

In his April photo column, David LaBelle challenged readers to capture the feel of an Impressionist painting with a came...
05/06/2020

In his April photo column, David LaBelle challenged readers to capture the feel of an Impressionist painting with a camera and "make a picture that resembles the style of one of the old masters." Here are our top three reader submissions.

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean boredom and isolation. From homeschooling tips to porch decorating competitions, ...
05/05/2020

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean boredom and isolation. From homeschooling tips to porch decorating competitions, try out some of these fun and creative ideas. https://bit.ly/3aKUs4M

The Rea family provided a loving environment for four Ukrainian siblings last summer. Pictured in the back row from left...
05/04/2020

The Rea family provided a loving environment for four Ukrainian siblings last summer. Pictured in the back row from left are Maks, Karissa Rea and Dave Rea. In the front row from left are Valya, Pasha, Hailey Rea, Dalton Rea and Dasha. PHOTO COURTESY OF KARISSA REA

Karissa Rea and her family hosted Dasha, left, and Valya last summer, providing a loving environment for the Ukrainian o...
05/04/2020

Karissa Rea and her family hosted Dasha, left, and Valya last summer, providing a loving environment for the Ukrainian orphans and their brothers while the children waited to be matched with a new family. PHOTO COURTESY OF KARISSA REA

This month, remind your family to use electricity responsibly. We've got the tips you need to stay safe. https://bit.ly/...
05/04/2020

This month, remind your family to use electricity responsibly. We've got the tips you need to stay safe. https://bit.ly/2W578yk

05/04/2020
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It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census too. #2020Census #Censo2020 https://bit.ly/3b9lZ0d

The dense Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park sits in the shadow of Mt. Olympus on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. ...
04/29/2020
Enjoy the Hoh Rain Forest’s Silent Wonders

The dense Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park sits in the shadow of Mt. Olympus on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Be sure and check the park's website for current status before visiting. https://bit.ly/2WOD63C

WHAT IS IT? The dense Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park sits in the shadow of Mt. Olympus on ...

“We had flashlights and every time you would shine the light around you, all you could see were eyes watching you and th...
04/22/2020
Oklahoma Lineworkers Make Service Calls at ‘Tiger King’ Park

“We had flashlights and every time you would shine the light around you, all you could see were eyes watching you and the lions jumping on the cage,” said Journeyman lineman Stoney Robbins. “I think that was the fastest I have ever checked voltage.” https://bit.ly/3but2kX

Lineworkers at Rural Electric Cooperative in Oklahoma make service calls to the infamous “Tiger King” animal park featured in the Netflix documentary.

04/22/2020

It’s the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay and we’ve come a long way, but there is still environmental progress to be made. How are you celebrating this year? 🌎 https://bit.ly/2xxFjpq

"Painting is more dreamlike and less literal than photography." Join David LaBelle on a challenge to make a picture that...
04/15/2020
Imitate One of the Masters of Painting

"Painting is more dreamlike and less literal than photography." Join David LaBelle on a challenge to make a picture that resembles the style of one of the old masters. Inspiration starts here: https://bit.ly/2ygCb1X

I have been influenced by the storytelling illustrations of Norman Rockwell and the way Rembrandt used light. But Claude Monet’s ...

Regardless of the cause, when any part of a tree contacts a power line, the result is the same: loss of electrical servi...
04/14/2020
Keeping Lines Clear

Regardless of the cause, when any part of a tree contacts a power line, the result is the same: loss of electrical service and compromised safety. Tree trimming and vegetation removal improve safety and help your utility keep electricity flowing. https://bit.ly/2XnfSBT

Tree trimming and vegetation removal improve safety and help your utility keep electricity flowing

The story behind this photo will make you want to thank a lineworker. These men and women work around the clock to keep ...
04/13/2020
4,000 Volts, a Dying Man, and The Kiss of Life

The story behind this photo will make you want to thank a lineworker. These men and women work around the clock to keep Americans connected to energy, and every April, we recognize the unsung heroes who power our nation. #LineworkerAppreciationDay https://bit.ly/2yeCwBT

The story behind this photo will make you want to thank a lineworker

The 2020 U.S. census will shape future representation in Congress and guide federal funding. Learn more about how import...
04/09/2020
Stand Up and Be Counted

The 2020 U.S. census will shape future representation in Congress and guide federal funding. Learn more about how important your participation is. https://bit.ly/2yf0PQr

As constitutionally mandated, America counts every resident every decade. The 2020 U.S. census will shape representation, with Oregon likely gaining ...

04/02/2020

When the world feels dark and uncertain, focusing on gratitude—for all the small blessings and big love in our lives—can illuminate the beauty and benevolence all around us. Artist Jenny Loughmiller's amazing story and inspiring message are the soul-nurturing medicine we need right now. Full story at www.ruralite.com/hundredhearts

Susan Erikson, Jenny’s longtime friend and yoga instructor, reacts to the piece Jenny produced for her. “The lotus flowe...
03/31/2020

Susan Erikson, Jenny’s longtime friend and yoga instructor, reacts to the piece Jenny produced for her. “The lotus flower is a symbol of transformation, rebirth and triumph over obstacles,” Susan says. “In Jenny’s painting there is a heart in each petal of the lotus with a background radiating light and energy. Sounds just like Jenny—radiating the transformative power of love and gratitude.”

Jenny Loughmiller healed her broken spirit through thankfulness. Now the artist is changing lives with her Hundred Heart...
03/31/2020

Jenny Loughmiller healed her broken spirit through thankfulness. Now the artist is changing lives with her Hundred Hearts Project and a gospel of gratitude.

03/05/2020

For dementia sufferers, music can be a light that opens a pathway to memory, offering moments of clarity and deep emotional connection. In Alaska, the Voices of the Last Frontier chorus is spreading hope with music. Read the first installment of our yearlong "Heroes Among Us" series, which is supported by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust: www.ruralite.com/ak-performance

Lonnie Liggitt leads the choir in “God Bless America.”
03/04/2020

Lonnie Liggitt leads the choir in “God Bless America.”

Music Unlocks MemoriesAlaska’s Voices of the Last Frontier offers healing, connection and hopePHOTO BY DAVE LABELLE
03/04/2020

Music Unlocks Memories
Alaska’s Voices of the Last Frontier offers healing, connection and hope
PHOTO BY DAVE LABELLE

Entering a marriage is a leap of faith. This year, couples can choose to take that leap on the most appropriate day of a...
02/12/2020
Couples Take A Leap of Love

Entering a marriage is a leap of faith. This year, couples can choose to take that leap on the most appropriate day of all, February 29. #LeapDay #Marriage http://bit.ly/2GJlKMg

Entering a marriage is a leap of faith. This year, couples can choose to take that leap on the most ...

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02/04/2020

Benton REA

Members, your February Ruralite magazine is headed to your mailbox. Did you know you can read it online? http://bit.ly/2riNKlZ

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02/03/2020

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02/03/2020

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01/20/2020
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Today marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. Let’s reflect on his life and legacy as we continue to draw inspiration from his wisdom. #MLK

Participants in a group discussion in ShermanCounty wheat farmer Mike McArthur’s livingroom. PHOTO BY JURGEN HESS
01/10/2020

Participants in a group discussion in Sherman
County wheat farmer Mike McArthur’s living
room. PHOTO BY JURGEN HESS

To Bridge Cultural Gaps, Oregon Farmers and City Dwellers Swap Life Stories, Homes.PHOTO BY JURGEN HESS
01/10/2020

To Bridge Cultural Gaps, Oregon Farmers and City Dwellers Swap Life Stories, Homes.
PHOTO BY JURGEN HESS

Audrey J Cole
01/03/2020

Audrey J Cole

Excited to get this in the mail last night! Thank you Ruralite for the lovely article!

Shannon Mahre-Skouras
01/02/2020

Shannon Mahre-Skouras

I’m not used to seeing a picture of myself on the cover of a magazine... because as a professional photographer, most of the time I am the one getting photos of other people having fun and getting rad - and seeing those shots on covers, in mags and in campaigns for our clients. What a Nice little Christmas surprise this was when a few copies of this came in the mail. Thank you to the editors of Ruralite for interviewing us about Andy Mahre & I’s ski coaching at White Pass Ski Area through our companies Girls with Grit & MADE - Mahre Athletic Development Experience (we offer private lessons, clinics and all ladies workshops for intermediate-expert level skiers) and for choosing me to be on the December cover... I am truly honored. And thank you to my hubby for hopping behind the lens for a hot minute so that this mama could have a little fun of her own. 🙌❄️👐 #momscanstillrip ||| K2 Skis Smith Yakima Valley Superfeet Worldwide Eddie Bauer Gnarly Nutrition ||| #momair #momathlete #pillowline #magazinecover #ski #powday #skiwhitepass 📷 MAHRE MEDIA Andy

As 2019 comes to a close, we wish you health and happiness in 2020 and beyond! #NewYears2020 #HappyNewYear
12/31/2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we wish you health and happiness in 2020 and beyond! #NewYears2020 #HappyNewYear

From our family to yours, have a bright, merry and warm holiday.  🎄🎁❄️☃️
12/24/2019

From our family to yours, have a bright, merry and warm holiday. 🎄🎁❄️☃️

Did you get married or do you plan to get married on Leap Day? If your anniversary is or will be Feb. 29, we want to hea...
12/24/2019

Did you get married or do you plan to get married on Leap Day? If your anniversary is or will be Feb. 29, we want to hear from you. Help us share stories of Ruralite readers whose anniversary only comes around every 4 years. Email [email protected] to share your story.

🧘 Alternative treatments provide options other than 💊 #opiods for chronic #pain suffers. #health http://bit.ly/2PDDT2g
12/13/2019
Instead of Opioids

🧘 Alternative treatments provide options other than 💊 #opiods for chronic #pain suffers. #health http://bit.ly/2PDDT2g

Alternative treatments provide options for chronic pain sufferers

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Hey folks, if you have 20-40 year-old Doug fir stands you may have truffles! Luna Lagotto can help you out! She finds ripe truffles, & respects your property!
This is the face of a 93.9 year old woman receiving cards in the mail! THANK YOU RURALITE MAGAZINE for your help
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Totally look forward to finding you in the mail box each month .... mike, from Wild Ones Youth Ranch
Anyway we can get an electronic link on our Trail Youth Coffee home to share?! Thank you!
Great article!
After reading this months, the great picture hunt, I could not agree more, in my 66 years I have list so many dear people along the way, most from my younger years, before digital cameras and cell phones, are lost forever. Few times could we afford cameras nor the processing of film. I’am sorry now I did not think ahead, like David, I lost my dear friend Rich Villwock in 96” tho I did take photos of us there will never be anuff, thanks for the story!