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Never  put  hay,   grain  or  structures   under  power  lines

Power  Lines

By Tim Velder, PRECorp Marketing Communications Specialist People  who  work  in  construction  and  agriculture  should  always  ask   themselves,  “Where’s  the  power  line?� Operators  can  be  electrocuted  when  large  machinery  comes  into  contact   with  overhead  power  lines. Electricity  is  a  flowing  force.  It  always  seeks  ground  and  will  take  all   SDWKVWRJHWWKHUHăLWZLOOIORZWKURXJKZDWHUPHWDOWUHHVZRRGUXEEHU straw,  tires  or  people.  If  you   enter  its  path  by  touching   energized  wires  or  cables  with   your  body  or  other  conductive  items,  you  could  become   part  of  the  electrical  circuit   and  receive  a  shock  that  could   injure  or  kill  you.  Lives  can  be   changed  forever.   Please  keep  hay  bales,  farm   equipment,  grain  piles  and   any  other  construction  away   from  power  lines.  Electricity   can  jump.  Don’t  let  it  jump   through  you.   Often,  the  situation  occurs  because  a  newer,  bigger  piece  of  equipment   no  longer  clears  a  line  the  way  a  smaller  one  did.  In  addition,  shifting  soil   may  affect  whether  or  not  machinery  avoids  power  lines  from  year  to  year. The  following  tips  will  help  keep  everyone  safe:   Ć/RRNRYHUZRUNDUHDVFDUHIXOO\IRURYHUKHDGSRZHUOLQHVDQGXWLOLW\ poles. Ć0DNHVXUH\RXKDYHDPSOHFOHDUDQFHZKHQPRYLQJODUJHPDFKLQHU\ such  as  combines,  grain  augers,  pickers,  bailers,  and  front-end  loaders.  Do   this  every  year  as  equipment  sizes  or  soil  conditions  may  change. Ć6WRUHODUJHHTXLSPHQWSURSHUO\LIQHDURUXQGHUSRZHUOLQHV:KHQ planning  new  construction,  factor  in  existing  power  lines. Ć%HH[WUDFDUHIXOZKHQZRUNLQJDURXQGWUHHVDQGEUXVKWKH\RIWHQ make  it  difficult  to  see  power  lines.   Ć7UDLQDOOIDUPZRUNHUVDQGFRQVWUXFWLRQFUHZVWRNHHSDQH\HRXWIRU overhead  power  lines.

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Avian protection seminar offered free to PRECorp members, agencies By Tim Velder, PRECorp Marketing Communications Specialist Powder  River  Energy  Corporation   is   sponsoring   an   avian   protection   workshop   from   8   a.m.   to   12:30   p.m.   :HGQHVGD\ 2FWREHU  LQ WKH %RXOder   Room   at   the   Campbell   County   5HFUHDWLRQ &HQWHU  :HVW 6KRVKRne  Avenue  in  Gillette.    Refreshments   will  be  available. The  purpose  of  the  free  seminar  is   to   highlight   PRECorp’s   procedures   for  identifying  and  reporting  injured   or   electrocuted   birds   that   are   found   on   PRECorp’s   system.   PRECorp   members,   member   representatives   and   agency   representatives   are   welcome  to  attend  this  half-day  event. Large   predatory   birds   often   use   PRECorp   power   poles   as   perches.   The  workshop  is  designed  to  educate   our  membership  how  these  birds  can   be  impacted  by  our  presence. During   the   October   5   seminar,   guest   speakers   will   instruct   the   attendees  on  the  preferred  procedures   for  reporting  threats  and  bird  deaths.     They   will   also   inform   the   public   on   common  species  found  in  our  service   territory. )RU PRUH LQIRUPDWLRQ RU WR 5693 call  Darice  Hodge  at  307-283-4951  or   e-mail  dariceh@precorp.coop.

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Foundation  assists  Campbell  County   Library  community  outreach  programs By Tim Velder, PRECorp Marketing Communications Specialist

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No  matter  their  age  or  the  need,  The  Library  Foundation,  Inc.  (LFI)  at  Campbell  County  Public  Library  provides  the  “extras�  for  the  patrons  of  the  public  libraries   in  Gillette  and  Wright.     Projects  have  included  purchases  of  computers,  books   and  special  programs.    The  Powder  River  Energy  Foundation  recently  donated  $1,000   to   LFI   to   help   cover   those   extras. “Currently   it   is   the   maintenance  of  the  art  collection  and   special   programming   that   are   the   primary   concerns   of   The   Library   Foundation,�   said   LiEUDULDQ3DWW\0\HUVRI*LOOHWWH Among   the   special   programs   are   volunteer   services.     9ROXQWHHUV FROOHFW UHF\FOHG paper,   cover   books,   help   with   children’s  programs,  and  provide  office  and  departmental  assistance. 2XWUHDFK6HUYLFHVSODQWRGHOLYHUHUHDGHUVIRUWKHYLsually  impaired.   The  e-readers  are  for  downloadable  books  for  homebound  patrons  who  need  the  words  enlarged  in  order   to  read. “Your  gift  this  year  will  especially  help  our  Outreach   6HUYLFHVDQGYROXQWHHUDFWLYLWLHVWKDWKHOSFKLOGUHQDQG DGXOWVWKURXJKRXUOLEUDULHVLQ*LOOHWWHDQG:ULJKW´0\ers  said.  “Altogether  our  70  adult  and  teen  volunteers   donate  more  than  3,000  hours  per  year.�

9ROXQWHHUVJLYHEDVLFFRPSXWHULQVWUXFWLRQIRUEHJLQners  and  have  expanded  their  work  to  resume  writing   classes.   “This  program  has  grown  from  12  classes  per  year  to   FODVVHVLQ´0\HUVVDLG 7HHQYROXQWHHUVKRVWD6FKRODVWLFŠERRNVDOHDQGXVH the  proceeds  to  buy  books  for  Children’s  Developmental   6HUYLFHV &'6 WKH%R\VDQG*LUOV&OXEDQGRWKHUORFDO FKLOGUHQÂśVDJHQFLHV7KHWHHQVDOVRUHDGWR&'6VWXGHQWV and   help   with   summer   reading   programs.

Operation RoundUpÂŽ One  of   the   funding   sources   for   the   Foundation   is   PRECorp’s   2SHUDWLRQ 5RXQG8SŠ SURJUDP PRECorp   members   voluntarily   add   a   few   cents   to   their   monthly   bill   payment   each   month   to   the   nearest  whole  dollar.  This  averages  only  about  50  cents  per  month   per  customer,  but  it  has  added  up   to  help  local  charities  including  the  LFI. There  are  also  special  fundraisers  that  bring  in  additional  funds.  The  foundation  is  governed  by  a  voluntary   ERDUGDSSRLQWHGE\35(&RUSÂśV%RDUGRI'LUHFWRUV7KH Foundation  was  formed  to  extend  the  charitable  reach   of  PRECorp,  according  to  Foundation  Executive  Director  Les  Penning. Âł2SHUDWLRQ5RXQG8SŠZDVGHYHORSHGWRJLYHEDFN to   the   communities   we   serve,â€?   he   said.   “The   program   relies  on  the  generosity  of  PRECorp  members  and  is  one   more  way  we  can  support  the  communities  we  serve.â€? On  average,  each  member  gives  roughly  $6  per  year   WKURXJKWKH2SHUDWLRQ5RXQG8SŠ program.  All  donations  are  tax-deductible  and  can  be  tracked  on  the   account’s  monthly  bill. “We  would  ask  that  you  encourage   others   to   support   this   worthy   program   and   help   us   to   help   our   communities,â€?  Penning  said. If   you   are   a   PRECorp   member   and  haven’t  already  enrolled  in  OpHUDWLRQ5RXQG8SŠSOHDVHGRVRE\ checking  the  box  on  your  monthly   ELOO %XGJHW ELOOLQJ FXVWRPHUV DUH also   eligible   to   participate.   Individuals   who   are   not   members   of   PRECorp   may   also   support   the   Courtesy photo Foundation   by   making   a   one-time   Teen volunteers at the Campbell County Library host a book sale to raise or  annual  donation  by  calling  800money for Children’s Developmental Services. 442-3630.

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P o w e r   L in e s POWDER RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION SEPTEMBER 2011 By Tim Velder, PRECorp Marketing Communications Specialist By Tim Vel...

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