This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
commentary currents


Say Goodbye To Long Days


Long days are officially over on November 1. That date marks the official ending of Daylight Savings Time, which means we set our clocks back by one hour, and darkness arrives earlier.


If you find yourself fumbling in the dark as you return home in the evening, consider installing a high pressure sodium security light from Kiwash Electric. Available for a small monthly fee, the lights help illuminate your property, making it safer for you and less attractive to thieves. Furthermore, your co-op will install and maintain the light so you don’t have to worry about it.


For details on security lights, please visitwww.kiwash.coop or call your co-op at 888-832-3362.


Flu Shots For Less!


Sneeze and sniffle season is almost here, so now is the time to prepare


yourself by getting a flu shot. Use your Co-op Connections card to receive a discount on flu shots at any participating pharmacy including CVS, Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, Target and more. Remember, discounts are good for your entire family.


To receive the discount, simply present your card at checkout. Ask the pharmacist to calculate the discounted price. If you have insurance, ask the pharmacist to compare the discount price to your insurance price so you can select the best deal.


To locate providers in your area, go to www.connections.coop/ healthy-savings and click “Locate Providers,” or call 800-800-7616.


Signs Don’t Belong on Poles And please, no hay in the right of way.


your favorite candidate. PLEASEDON’T. It is not only against regulations to do so, but such attachments also create dangerous conditions for Kiwash Electric linemen.


P


The National Electrical Safety Code states that no item shall be attached to utility poles without approval from the owner/operator of the electric system. That’s Kiwash, and we are NOT giving anyone permission.


“The National Electrical Safety Code states that no item shall be attached to utility poles without approval from the owner/ operator of the electric system. That’s Kiwash, and we are NOT giving anyone permission.”


You may be thinking, “What’s the harm of putting up one sign?” What you may not realize is the nails, tacks and screws that remain in the pole after the sign has been discarded present a dangerous climbing hazard for our linemen. Working on or near power lines is dangerous enough without added hazards. These sharp objects can tear the rubber gear that protects linemen from electrical shocks and burns. When working around lethal voltages, it only takes a pinhole in a protective rubber glove or sleeve to let in enough electricity to kill or seriously injure someone working on an energized power line.


ower line poles may seem like an inviting place to post your garage sale signs or a campaign sign promoting


Kiwash Electric Cooperative’s poles also should not be used to hang or attach fences, gates, mailboxes, basketball hoops or similar objects. These create climbing obstacles and safety hazard for our crews. A portion of our mission is to provide safe electricity for our members and our employees. You can help by not placing signs, fences or any other items on our poles.


No Hay in Right of Way


Good spring rains have led to great summer growing conditions. In fact, it’s been one of the better years for summer crops, in my opinion. A lot of bales of hay, grain sorghum (milo), and alfalfa are coming off the fields this fall. Some of these bales are shipped to other parts of the state while others remain ready to feed livestock this winter.


Please heed our warning. There is an easement under every electric line and that easement is off-limits for stacking or storing bales of hay. Kiwash is not responsible for bales stored in this manner; the farmer or rancher is taking that risk themselves. Lightning, wind storms, birds, and occasionally other creatures may fall on our lines and start a fire. We are not responsible for hay bales that might fall victim to such an event.


Our name might be changing to CKenergy Electric Cooperative, but our commitment to safe electricity will not be altered in any manner. Please use common sense on all electrical safety issues, including the ones listed above. We appreciate your cooperation on these matters and enjoy a safe Thanksgiving holiday!


BY DENNIS KRUEGER GENER AL MANA GER


2 | NOVEMBER 2015 | Kilowatt


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126  |  Page 127  |  Page 128  |  Page 129  |  Page 130  |  Page 131  |  Page 132