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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.

From carrot beet hummus to guacamole and endive scoops, we've got snack recipes for you. https://bit.ly/2BcXeUX
07/09/2020

From carrot beet hummus to guacamole and endive scoops, we've got snack recipes for you. https://bit.ly/2BcXeUX

For Dave LaBelle, the smallest, often unnoticed gestures speak the most about the human experience. This month, LaBelle ...
07/07/2020

For Dave LaBelle, the smallest, often unnoticed gestures speak the most about the human experience. This month, LaBelle challenges readers to "make a candid image where touch helps tell the story." https://bit.ly/2NEGOqR

While nearly 90% of Americans living in cities had access to electricity by the 1930s, it was still unavailable on most ...
07/06/2020

While nearly 90% of Americans living in cities had access to electricity by the 1930s, it was still unavailable on most farms, ranches and other rural areas. Then the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 changed everything. https://bit.ly/3ier8IZ

Nearly 90% of Americans living in cities had access to electricity by the 1930s, but it was still unavailable in most ru...
06/30/2020

Nearly 90% of Americans living in cities had access to electricity by the 1930s, but it was still unavailable in most rural areas.

Mildred Craber, right, and daughter Donnamae Grannemann moved to Morrow County, Oregon, in 1943. Mildred says moving the...
06/30/2020

Mildred Craber, right, and daughter Donnamae Grannemann moved to Morrow County, Oregon, in 1943. Mildred says moving there from The Dalles—which had running water and electricity—was a challenge.
Photo courtesy of Donnamae Granneman

Experience the otherworldly landscapes of California's Lassen Volcanic National Park. https://bit.ly/2ZV3U41
06/23/2020

Experience the otherworldly landscapes of California's Lassen Volcanic National Park. https://bit.ly/2ZV3U41

Predictors of future auto and energy forecasts say that by the end of this decade, some versions of electric vehicles co...
06/17/2020

Predictors of future auto and energy forecasts say that by the end of this decade, some versions of electric vehicles could account for half of the world’s auto sales. https://bit.ly/2XetsHq

He laughs easily and often. Quick-witted, intelligent, financially savvy—and with great eyesight, thick hair and his ori...
06/10/2020

He laughs easily and often. Quick-witted, intelligent, financially savvy—and with great eyesight, thick hair and his original teeth—Zygmund “Ski” Kowalewski looks much younger than his 100 years. https://bit.ly/2XfEhJ6

What are some ceiling fan efficiency tips? Which fans are best? James Dulley has answers. https://bit.ly/2TUmG7M
06/09/2020

What are some ceiling fan efficiency tips? Which fans are best? James Dulley has answers. https://bit.ly/2TUmG7M

⠀⠀This month, David LaBelle challenges readers to make a photo of a monument, adding your signature. Find a fresh view—a...
06/04/2020

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This month, David LaBelle challenges readers to make a photo of a monument, adding your signature. Find a fresh view—an angle, look or feel seldom seen. https://bit.ly/2XdcJUK

It is time to share your most winning photos for a chance to appear in Ruralite's 2021 calendar. Up to 13 winners will r...
06/03/2020

It is time to share your most winning photos for a chance to appear in Ruralite's 2021 calendar. Up to 13 winners will receive $100. Contest is open to recipients of Ruralite and Currents magazines. Photos must be submitted by July 17. https://bit.ly/3f1Y7Pa

Bruce Peterson tries on a protective face shield manufactured at Sailworks in Hood River, Oregon. Bruce owns the company...
05/29/2020

Bruce Peterson tries on a protective face shield manufactured at Sailworks in Hood River, Oregon. Bruce owns the company, which typically manufactures windsurfing sails. The company turned its production efforts to protective face shields to help mitigate the shortage of personal protective equipment in the community. Photo by Katharine Kimball

Holly Higdon-Wood shows her son, Aiden, how to fold aluminum used for nose stays while son Cooper marks and measures the...
05/29/2020

Holly Higdon-Wood shows her son, Aiden, how to fold aluminum used for nose stays while son Cooper marks and measures the sheeting before cutting.

In his May photo column, David LaBelle challenged readers to "use your camera and words to mark what is beautiful, what ...
05/29/2020

In his May photo column, David LaBelle challenged readers to "use your camera and words to mark what is beautiful, what you are thankful for each day." Here are our top reader submissions.

Walls closing in? Enjoying the outdoors—even a simple stroll through a local park—can help beat back the social-distanci...
05/27/2020

Walls closing in? Enjoying the outdoors—even a simple stroll through a local park—can help beat back the social-distancing blues while creating meaningful memories. https://bit.ly/2zCDo45

Peanut Power Bowl? Beef Kabobs with Peanut Sauce? Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding?? We're pretty nuts about these ...
05/20/2020

Peanut Power Bowl? Beef Kabobs with Peanut Sauce? Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding?? We're pretty nuts about these peanut recipes. https://bit.ly/3aLt4DR

It's time to share your most winning photos for a chance to appear in Ruralite's 2021 calendar. Up to 13 winners will re...
05/19/2020

It's time to share your most winning photos for a chance to appear in Ruralite's 2021 calendar. Up to 13 winners will receive $100. Contest is open to recipients of Ruralite and Currents magazines. Photos must be submitted by July 17. https://bit.ly/3f1Y7Pa

Want to make your home more energy efficient? It’s helpful to have a plan before you dive in so you don’t end up doing u...
05/14/2020

Want to make your home more energy efficient? It’s helpful to have a plan before you dive in so you don’t end up doing unnecessary work or repeating steps along the way. Here’s a seven-step checklist to help you get organized. https://bit.ly/2Ylx1wB

"Use your camera and words to mark what is beautiful, what you are thankful for each day." Check out David LaBelle's upl...
05/13/2020

"Use your camera and words to mark what is beautiful, what you are thankful for each day." Check out David LaBelle's uplifting photography challenge this month. https://bit.ly/3f2fAGX

When Scott Russell tells the story of how he lost his leg, there is no “poor me” or “pity me” in it. Work, faith, music ...
05/12/2020

When Scott Russell tells the story of how he lost his leg, there is no “poor me” or “pity me” in it. Work, faith, music and outdoor activities keep him focused. https://bit.ly/2zI5oUd

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

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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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Near the State Capitol building in Juneau, Alaska
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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!