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June 2014 edition of The Newsboy

What would bring a successful couple from Luxembourg all the way to the San Luis Valley? Read about Tom and Marie Pescatore's path from Europe to Ecodynamics.

Monroe Johnson Hired
Monroe Johnson offers a wealth of telecommunications industry knowledge and understanding to SLVREC. Learn more about the cooperative's newest employee.

Advanced Meters on the Way
Advanced meters will offer new technologies to help SLVREC serve members better. By investing in this new technology to improve service, your cooperative is looking out for you. Learn more about the cooperative's advanced meter program.

AMI's are on theiri way!

Relay for Life: July 11
Won't you join SLVREC in helping raise funds for cancer awareness at this year's Relay for Life? SLVREC ran an employee contest to come up with a team name: Team Hope. Find out what Team Hope represents and join SLVREC in supporting cancer awareness, research and honoring those who have battled the disease.

Rare Things Turns 40
When Jenny Inge hopped on her motorcycle in 1976, she didn't know that landing in Creede was going to turn into a 40-year romance with the town and its lifestyle. This year Inge and her destination gallery, Rare Things, will celebrate 40 years in grand style with a summer's worth of events. Join in the fun by coming up to Creede!

Protect Electronics from Lightning
The National Weather Service named June 22 to 28 as Lightning Safety Awareness Week. That's important to Coloradans because Colorado ranks second in the country in lightning related fatalities. Learn how to protect yourself and learn how to protect electronic equipment and save money by using high quality surge protection.

Farm Safety Day
Once again, Monte Vista Co-op coordinated the 12th annual Farm Safety Day at Ski Hi Park. The event helps teach Valley third graders about dangers they could encounter on the farm. SLVREC joined in with a high voltage safety demonstration.

Irrigators: Read this!
Are you familiar with SLVREC's policy on name changes on irrigation accounts? Be sure to read this important information.


Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month


June 10 is Annual Meeting Day!

Don't forget Annual Meeting!
SLVREC's Annual Meeting will be held at Inn of the Rio Grande on June 10. Registration opens at 5:30.

CEO Column
Technology marches forward at a very fast pace these days. SLVREC CEO Loren Howard talks about how your cooperative is using technology to benefit members.

Sign Up to Win!
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Bill and Nancy Blackford winners of $25 bill credit in our monthly digital Newsboy drawing. Would you like to win? Sign up to receive The Newsboy on-line! Learn more by visiting

Summer is here! Try some of these healthy and easy summer recipe ideas.

Listen In to Power Up
Listen to SLVREC's weekly radio show, Power Up, on Thursdays at 8:40 a.m. on KYDN, 95.3 FM. Power Up covers topics relevant to SLVREC members. Tune in and make Power Up a part of your weekly listening schedule. Get the June schedule here!


This newsletter is brought to you by San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative
an electric cooperative serving the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado since 1937.

San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative
Located at: 3625 US Hwy 160 W, approximately 2 miles west of Monte Vista
P.O. Box 3625, Monte Vista, CO 81144
719-852-3538            800-332-7634 

Direct Connect Line for Phone Payments: 877-760-7468

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