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December 2014 Livewire

SEASON'S GREETINGS

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 12
December 2014

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

We wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2015.

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EVENT AT DESERT MUSEUM A BIG HIT

More than 1,400 attend Trico Member event

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CO-OP CARD SAVINGS

Trico Member saves money on dental work

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RAISE SOME DOUGH

Sign up for Operation Round-up to help schools, organizations and people in need

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Come Celebrate Trico’s
70th Annual Meeting

 

     Trico was formed in 1945 by farmers in Avra Valley seeking to bring electric power to their rural area. A lot has changed since then but Trico still lives by cooperative principles.

    As a member of Trico, you have the power, a voice and control in how your electric co-op is run; in what’s best for the community; in the decisions that allow us to provide affordable electricity for your home.

You are a Member of Trico – not a customer. And that means you have a voice when it comes to the way we do business. At our Annual Meeting, you can vote for your Board of Directors. These Directors play a key role in making important decisions for our co-op, which is why Members’ voices must be heard

Trico Members are invited to attend our 70th Annual Meeting March 14, 2015, in the Casino del Sol Ballroom, 5655 W. Valencia Road.

The meeting starts at 10 a.m. At the end of the meeting, there will be a raffle drawing (see box at right for prizes). Stay after for an Energy Efficiency workshop.

70 Year Anniversary

Trico Annual Meeting March 14, 2015 Casino del Sol Hotel Ballroom 5655 W. Valencia Rd.

Meeting starts at 10 a.m.: Registration is from 8:30-10 a.m.

Everyone who attends has a chance to win*:

2003 Chevy 1500 4x4 regular cab truck with 235,000 miles

Gift certificate to Casino del Sol Hotel good for a one-night stay plus $50 room credit

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Cash prizes

*Must be present to win
Trico Logo 8600 W. TANGERINE RD. MARANA, AZ 85658
(520) 744-2944 | WWW.TRICO.COOP
LEARN TO SAVE ENERGY, MONEY
Trico is having a FREE Energy Savings Workshop February 7, 2015 from 9–11 a.m. We will teach you the various ways you can save money by reducing energy usage throughout your home. There will be raffle prizes and everyone in attendance will receive a small door prize. RSVP no later than February 6, 2015, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 744-2944, ext.1524.
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IMPORTANT DATES
February 7, 2015:
Energy Savings workshop, 9–11 a.m. at Trico. There will be raffle prizes and everyone in attendance will receive a small door prize. RSVP no later than February 6, 2015, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 744-2944, ext.1524.

February 13, 2015:
Deadline to apply for Trico scholarship. To apply go to www.trico.coop, or call 744-2944, ext. 1363.

March 14, 2015:
Trico Annual Meeting in the Casino del Sol Ballroom, 5655 W. Valencia Road. Meeting starts at 10 a.m.

FIND HIDDEN NUMBERS
We've hidden three account numbers in the Livewire! Find YOUR account number to get a $20 credit on your electric bill. If you have an exact match, call 744-2944, ext. 1515.

TRICO OFFICE HOURS
Trico is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trico is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

TRICO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: L. Nick Buckelew,
(520) 822-2277

Vice President: Brad DeSpain,
(520) 682-3914

Secretary: Barbara Stockwell,
(520) 398-9400

Treasurer: Marsha Thompson,
(520) 648-0419

Director: Donald Black,
(520) 572-1711

Director: Lawrence Hinchliffe,
(520) 867-8073

Director: Jim Pyers,
(520) 577-2492


TRICO STAFF
CEO/General Manager:
Vin Nitido
Editor: Romi Carrell Wittman
Writer: Monica Pugno


Copies of Trico's rules, regulations, bylaws and line extension policies are available upon request.
 
Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 744-2944
(866) 337-2052

www.trico.coop

Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc., is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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We wish you a joyous
holiday season


     This holiday season, as Trico approaches its 70th year of operation, I want to thank all of you for supporting and being a part of the Cooperative commitment.

     Trico was formed using funding under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, a part of New Deal legislation enacted to ensure all Americans had access to electric service at a time when it was not economic to serve the rural areas. Rural electric service was pretty basic back then. The technology has since changed a great deal, but our mission has not.

Vin Nitido
Vin Nitido,
Trico GM and CEO

Trico still serves predominately rural communities, providing electricity to areas where others cannot or will not do so profitably. Each of you, as Trico Members, are a part of the history and commitment of the electric cooperative movement. Today, with that in mind, we are working to provide you with the very best service we can, and will continue to do so as we move forward. Your Trico Directors, employees and I want to wish you a joyous holiday season and a healthy and happy 2015.

Your Trico Directors, employees and I want to wish you a joyous holiday season and a healthy and happy 2015. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Happy Holidays from Trico

GET REWARDED FOR SHOPPING ONLINE
Why stand in long checkout lines, when you can earn cash back on online purchases? with Cash Back Mail, you earn 1% to 40% cashback at more than 5,000 online retailers, including Best Buy, Target, Walmart and PetSmart. To start earning your cash back, visit trico.foryourpeople.com. page number
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Members enjoy event at Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the finest museums in the world. As a thank you to our Members, Trico held a Member Event November 8 at the museum. More than 1,400 Trico Members and their families attended the event.

“We really enjoyed it,” said Darcy Sauer of Marana. “It was our anniversary that day. It was a nice way to celebrate our anniversary. We learned a lot about solar panels and other information about Trico.”

Ted and Sue Parker, who have been Trico Members for 33 years, said it was nice of Trico to allow its Members to visit one of the top museums in the world

“We’re pleased with Trico,” Sue Parker said. “We’re glad to be Members of Trico. It was a lovely day. We thank you for letting us come here. We really enjoyed it. It was wonderful.”

The event included tables with information about Trico’s many programs: Operation Round-up, Scholarships, Washington Youth Tour, Co-op Connections Card, SmartHub and SunWatts

Several Trico Board Directors and Trico staff were present to answer questions, including the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan and how those rules will affect our Members. Desert Museum docents allowed Members to see and touch animals.

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A Desert Museum docent tells Guinevere Krakowian, 7, about an American Kestrel
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Joey Byers, 5, holds a toy that is powered by the sun
 
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Jordan Frohlich, 12, tries on a rubber glove that Trico linemen wear when working with electricity.
 
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Board Directors Barbara Stockwell, Larry Hinchliffe and Jim Pyers greet Trico Members
Member saves $700 on dental work!

Trico Member Richard Van Egeren needed to have major dental work done but doesn’t have dental insurance. His dentist, Dr. Patrick Shaffer in Catalina, told him he could save about $700 with the Co-op Connections Card. Mr. Van Egeren had no idea Trico offered a free discount card that included discounts on dental care, prescriptions and vision. “I really appreciate it,” he said. “It’s nice of Trico to offer this program.” Need a Co-op Card? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 744-2944, ext. 1363.

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Get discounts on dental care, prescriptions and vision with the Co-op Connections Card.

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A LIGHT TIMER CAN TRIM YOUR HOLIDAY ELECTRIC BILL

Be merry and bright, but don’t let your holiday lights shine all night. Save money on your electric bill by installing a light timer for

your decked out home. It can help lower your electric bill and reduce energy consumption. Use a manual timer plugged into an

electrical outlet to automatically turn lights on and off as scheduled. For more energy saving tips, visit www.trico.coop

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TRICO TRADING POST
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To place ads, call 744-2944, ext. 1604. We'll accept ads for the following month until the issue is full.

For Sale: Chicago Bears memorabilia, $10-$150. Call 444-0988

For Sale: Oreck canister vacuum, used twice, $200; Sears outdoor vacuum, $100. Call 825-2792

RV Space for rent: $275/month, quiet, one acre, $200 non-refundable security deposit, water & septic included, shared electric 1/3, 3 miles off Ajo Hwy, dogs OK. Call 551-3782

For Sale: Patio glass top table, 56x36, excellent condition, $45. Call 399-2426.

For Sale: Gently used 7’ Connelly Redington pool table, oak veneer fi nish with tapered legs, has capacity to turn into a dining room table, tan cloth top with leather pockets, $2,000. Call 561-9411.

For Sale:Classic 1978 Avion Class C motor home, runs great, all appliances work, generator needs repair, $4,900 OBO. Call (610) 806-3514

For Sale: Arizona Wildcats basketball player warm-up pants, $40. Call 349-4942.

Produce distribution: Fourth Saturday of every month until May, 8-11 a.m., American Legion Post 109, 15921 South Houghton Road, Corona, up to 60 pounds of quality produce for $10.

For Rent: 2 bed, 1 bath MH on acre, carport, deck, W/D, Kinney/Bopp, $495; 1 bed, 1 bath 40’ TT, 2 slides, spacious, rent to own, $485. Call 440-9880

For Sale: Sleep Solutions double bed set, mattress and box spring, $100 OBO. Call 825-9695

For Sale: 1993 Air Stream Legacy 34’ motor home, loaded, no slide outs, $10,000. Call 572-4956

For Sale: Kirby homecare system Sentria 2, bought in September 2013, $1,500 OBO. Call 908-9565.

For Sale: 2000 Southwind Storm RV, 30’, 17,773 miles, excellent condition, $30,000. Call 648-0655

For Sale: Walk-in bath tub, air jetted, $1,358; Lynx gas furnace, $250. Call 883-9813.

For Sale: 1983 Ford Tioga Class C Motorhome, sleeps 6, self-contained, shower, microwave, A/C, generator, runs good, $2,500. Call 748-4009

For Sale: Piano, beautiful oak country French Wurlitzer, 44” console, we’ll pay for first tuning, $900. Call 883-2369

members helping members


With Operation Round-Up, a few cents per month is all it takes to help needy families and support local charity organizations in Trico's service area.

To Learn more about helping, visit www.trico.coop or call 744-2944.

Trico Charitable Trust, a non-profit, assists organizations and Trico Members in need.

You'll donate about $6 a year and it's tax deductible.

 

For Sale: Barranca rock polisher, hardly used, includes all attachments, $450. Call 979-3269

For Sale: Air Cloud air bed, pump & pillows, 73x54x5, $40; Taskmaster pressure washer system, 1400 PSI, $40; Cover Craft auto cover, size C, fi ts cars 224”-244” in length, 14-15’, $25; Schwinn all-terrain bike, CrissCross, 22” men’s frame, $115. Call 825-2697

For Sale: Makita table saw, model 2708, includes attachments, $99. Call 818-1044

For Sale: 2000 Club Car golf cart, mirrors, turn signals, seatbelts, battery charger, water fi ller, low mileage, needs new batteries, $2,599 (with batteries), $1,799 (without batteries). Call 825-7796

For Sale: 1989 Chrysler New Yorker, power windows, locks & brakes, 4 new tires, $900 OBO. Call 883-9233

For Sale: Antique oak dry sink & milk can, $250. Call 743-0103

For Sale: 3 BD, 2 BA, manufactured home on 2 acres, Three Points, 1,500 sq ft, new paint, new carpet pad in vinyl fl oors, owner terms. Call (206) 491-1860


Want More Classifieds? Go to our Online Trading Post. Members can post ads for free. Visit www.trico.coop

NOTICE: The Trico Trading Post is a free service for Trico Members. Ads are placed on a month-to-month basis and are subject tospace availability. Ads must be 25 words or less. Trico reserves the right to edit ads. In order to be fair to all Members, any individual Member may not run ads more than three times in a calendar year. Ads are not repeated unless requested via telephone. We do not print ads for business, rentals or services for which a fee is charged or a profit earned. Trico is not responsible for the quality of services or merchandise offered. Any problems with items advertised here is between the buyer and the seller.

November 2014

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 11
November 2014

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THANK YOU

We appreciate your support in letting the EPA know their rules are unfair.

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PAY BY PHONE

For security reasons, Trico is changing the way we handle your payments.

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OUTAGE MAP ON WEBSITE

Members can go online to see if their area has an outage.

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HOLIDAY SAVINGS

Sign up for Cash Back Mall for your chance to win $100 gift card.

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Save the date: Trico Annual Meeting
March 14, 2015
Casino del Sol Hotel Ballroom
5655 W. Valencia Rd.

 

    Meeting starts at 10 a.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Everyone who attends has a chance to win*:

  • 2003 Chevy 1500 4x4 regular cab truck with 235,000 miles
  • Gift certificate to Casino del Sol Hotel good for a one-night stay plus $50 room credit
  • iPad
  • Cash prizes
*Must be present to win

 

Run for the Trico Board
Three Trico Board of Director seats are one up for election at the upcoming Trico Annual Meeting March 14, 2015 at Casino Del Sol
Casino Del Sol:

District 1, serving the Dove Mountain and Marana areas

District 2, serving the Marana and Avra Valley areas

District 5, serving the Arivaca and Sasabe areas

Any Trico Member can run for an open seat, provided they reside or run a business in the district up for election. To run for election to the Board, each candidate is required to complete a Nomination Petition and obtain 30 valid signatures of Trico Members living in their District. Nomination Petitions are available on our website www.trico.coop or at the receptionist desk at Trico, 8600 W. Tangerine Rd.For more information, call 744-2944, ext. 1363, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for turning in completed applications is December 29, 2014 by 3:30 p.m.
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(520) 744-2944 | WWW.TRICO.COOP
WINTER TIME OF USE HOURS BEGIN NOVEMBER 1
Beginning November 1, Time of Use (TOU) on-peak hours change to 6 a.m.–10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday.All other hours, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are off-peak. To sign up or learn more about the TOU program, call Trico’s Member Services at 744-2944. page number
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IMPORTANT DATES
December 29, 2014:
Deadline to submit a Nomination Petition to Trico in order to be placed on the Offi cial Ballot for the 2015 election of the Trico Board of Directors. Nomination Petitions are available at www.trico.coop, or at the receptionist desk at Trico. Questions? Call 744-2944, ext. 1363.

February 13, 2015:
Deadline to apply for Trico scholarship. To apply go to www.trico.coop, or call 744-2944, ext. 1363.

March 14, 2015: Trico Annual Meeting at Casino Del Sol Hotel and Resort. Meeting starts at 10 a.m.

FIND HIDDEN NUMBERS
We've hidden three account numbers in the Livewire! Find YOUR account number to get a $20 credit on your electric bill. If you have an exact match, call 744-2944, ext. 1515.

TRICO OFFICE HOURS
Trico is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trico is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

TRICO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: L. Nick Buckelew,
(520) 822-2277

Vice President: Brad DeSpain,
(520) 682-3914

Secretary: Barbara Stockwell,
(520) 398-9400

Treasurer: Marsha Thompson,
(520) 648-0419

Director: Donald Black,
(520) 572-1711

Director: Lawrence Hinchliffe,
(520) 867-8073

Director: Jim Pyers,
(520) 577-2492


TRICO STAFF
CEO/General Manager:
Vin Nitido
Editor: Romi Carrell Wittman
Writer: Monica Pugno


Copies of Trico's rules, regulations, bylaws and line extension policies are available upon request.
 

Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 744-2944
(866) 337-2052

www.trico.coop

Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc., is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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Thank you for your support
There’s still time to contact EPA

    In September’s column, I talked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean
Power Rules, and their potential impact on Trico and
other Arizona utilities. Under the proposal, the EPA is seeking to reduce carbon emissions 30% nationwide by 2030.
 
 
 
 
Please go to action.coop
to tell the EPA how you feel about this issue.

    As I discussed, though, each state was assigned an individual carbon reduction target. Arizona’s target is the second highest in the country, at 51.7%. Seventy percent of that target would need to be attained by 2020 – a very short time when it comes to building or acquiring generating assets. Meeting that standard would be next to impossible for Trico’s principal power supplier, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO), without rate increases in excess of 50%

I asked for your help in contacting your elected officials and the EPA, to let them know what the impact of the proposed rules would be to you, and to request more time and assistance to meet the new standards. As you might guess, I received lots of feedback on the column. Many of you wrote me to express your support for Trico’s position. And some of you let me know that you have great concern for our environment, and would like us to address the issue of carbon emissions, even at a cost in our rates. Thanks to all of you who took the time to weigh in on this important issue for your electric cooperative.

So this month, I want to reiterate that I support the EPA’s mission of reducing our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. I believe the United States can and should serve as a world leader on this critical issue. The sole but overriding concern I have is that as proposed, the Clean Power Rules impose a disproportionate and unsupportable burden on electric customers in select states like Arizona. That disparity is based on assumptions made by the EPA that simply do not bear out; for example, that Arizona utilities collectively have the ability to switch their portfolio of coal generation to available gas generators.

Again, if we are committed as a nation to addressing the greenhouse gas issue, we must do so as a nation, in a way that eases the financial burden of moving away from coal plants before their expected useful life, and most important, in a way that fairly apportions the cost among all of us that will benefit from the reduction. That involves more than a regulatory solution. It requires political courage and action by our elected representatives. Most of the Arizona congressional delegation has been supportive of the Cooperatives’ positon, but it will take a broader, national coalition to effect the kind of effort I am talking about. These days, we seem to see so many negative campaign ads – maybe it’s time to ask for something more substantive

The EPA has extended its deadline for public comment until December 1, 2014. If you have not already done so, I ask that you make your voice heard by logging on to www.action.coop and filling out a comment card. Even better, contact members of your congressional delegation. You can find links to email them at www.trico.coop.
Thanks

Vin Nitido, Trico GM and CEO


USE YOUR CO-OP CARD TO SAVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Wondering what to get your loved ones this holiday season? Use your P3 Co-op Connections Card at these local businesses and save: Simply Said Designs: Get 10% off your first order. Arizona Photo Events: Get one free on location photo shoot. Gold Canyon Candles Galore: Get 10% off any candle order. Visit www.trico.coop for more deals. page number
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Pay by phone! It's fast, easy, secure

At Trico, we take your security very seriously. To comply with new credit card security standards, Trico has to change the way we handle your payments.

As much as we enjoy talking to our Members and are happy to process your payments, our Member Representatives can no longer take credit card payments over the phone.

Why the change? To protect their customers from increasing identity theft and security breaches, the major credit card companies – American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa – created a new set of security standards. Any company that accepts, processes or stores credit card information needs to comply with these standards.

How to pay your bill?
To make a payment, call our free Automated Bill Payment System at (866) 999-8441. Or, go to our website www.trico.coop to pay your bill.

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To pay by phone, call (866) 999-8441. To pay online, go to www.trico.coop


Outage map now on our website

Trico Members can now use our online Outage Map to see if their area is experiencing an outage.

When there’s an outage, the Outage Map will put a circle over the approximate location of the outage. Members can view by zip code and Board District to see if their area has an outage

It may take a few minutes for the Outage Map to open. The first time you use the map, you will need to click on the globe icon to reposition the map.

The map, which is compatible with smartphones and tablets, has a link to SmartHub so you can report an outage. You can also use SmartHub to check on your service status and also view messages from Dispatch concerning the outage.

To get Trico outage updates on your phone or email account, sign up for outage notification at www.trico.coop or call 744-2944.

This is a screen shot of the Outage Map, which is available on Trico’s website www.trico.coop. Members can view by zip code and Board District to see if their area is experiencing an outage


WEATHER STRIPPING YOUR HOME CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

When the weather turns colder, drafts around windows and doors are constantly letting in cool air. The best solution is to weather strip

your home. This is an easy fix that will eliminate energy waste and help you save on your monthly electric bill. If you see daylight

between a door and its frame, you need to weather strip that area. For more energy efficiency tips, visit www.trico.coop

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TRICO TRADING POST
To place ads, call 744-2944, ext. 1604. We'll accept ads for the following month until the issue is full.

For Sale: Nufarm pre-emergent, 2.5 gallons, commercial grade, $250 OBO. Call 668-1611.

For Sale: 1973 VW Karmann Ghia, 4-seater, rebuilt engine, 4-speed manual, Ravina Green, leather, dark tint, reliable daily driver, $7,500 OBO. Call 591-3386 or 205-1389.

For Sale:Flatbed trailer, 7.5’ x 20’, good shape, $1,200 OBO. Call 275-5126.

For Sale: 2009 Street Glide, only 4,000 miles, $16,000. Call (925) 529-7797.

Wanted: Unwanted appliance or scrap metal, will pick up, no charge. Call 682-5507.

For Sale:10 holiday yard blowups, $5 each. Call 427-4462.

For Sale: Authentic Navajo rugs. Call 909-8558.

For Sale:Golden Oak Southwest TV stand with 36” Sony TV, $200; 7000 watt generator, never used, $600. Call 648-7056.

For Sale: Chicago Bears memorabilia, $10-$150. Call 444-0944.

For Sale:15’ water tank ladder, very heavy, $250. Call 820-5659.

For Sale:3 acres with house, well, electric, septic, Hayhook Ranch, adjoins wilderness area, $80,000 as is. Call (928) 865-1155, or email jacquesjb@gmail. com.

Mobile home for sale: 2 older Schwinn bikes, 1 boys, 1 girls, run well, $50 each. Call 207-9665.

For Sale:1 cemetery plot, Holy Hope Cemetery, under pine trees, $2,500 OBO. Call 682-2543.

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Rent to own:3 bedroom house, age restricted, Green Valley, best rent offer. Call 625-4143

For Sale: 1997 Durango Dodge, toolbox, stereo, runs good, $2,500. Call (480) 347-7674. 818-0505.

For Sale:Golden Grain Grinder, $200; Kueffi l & Esser Antique Transit level manufactured 1907-08, works well, $150; Barranca Rock Polisher, hardly used, $450. Call 979-3269.

Mobile home for sale:3 bedroom, 2 bath, new roof, swamp cooler & water heater, new appliances, $12,000 OBO. Call 443-1566.

Mobile home for sale:5 acres at Manville Rd, all utilities included. Call 294-6469.

Mobile home for sale: 2 World War II German enamel signs, $700 OBO. Call 296-8044

 

For Sale: Canister vacuum, used twice, $200; Sears outdoor vacuum, $100. Call 825-2792.

For Sale:Time Share, Dana Point, California, on ocean, one bedroom, $500, yearly fee $338. Call (928) 227-1916.

For Sale:3 steel bar stools, suede light brown leather, arms & foot rest, $125 for all three. Call 825-5475.

For Sale:Fender fl at top Elvis clambake guitar, collector’s item, terri fi c blond, great condition. Call 339-1126.

For Sale:Dyson vacuum, $200; 5-drawer chest with jewelry drawer, $75. Call 886-5308.


Want More Classifieds? Go to our Online Trading Post. Members can post ads for free. Visit www.trico.coop


NOTICE: The Trico Trading Post is a free service for Trico Members. Ads are placed on a month-to-month basis and are subject tospace availability. Ads must be 25 words or less. Trico reserves the right to edit ads. In order to be fair to all Members, any individual Member may not run ads more than three times in a calendar year. Ads are not repeated unless requested via telephone. We do not print ads for business, rentals or services for which a fee is charged or a profit earned. Trico is not responsible for the quality of services or merchandise offered. Any problems with items advertised here is between the buyer and the seller.

October 2014 Livewire

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 10
October 2014

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Family Fun

Bring the family to Trico’s Member Event November 8 at the Desert Museum.

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Trico is taking applications for 2015 Washington Youth Tour.

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WIN $100 GIFT CARD

Trico is giving away a $100 gift card to Members who sign up for the Cash Back Mall.

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RUN FOR THE TRICO BOARD

Three seats are up for election at the 2015 Trico Annual Meeting.

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Trico, CoBank give $15,000
to Marana Schools to feed children

 

    School children in the Marana Unified School District (MUSD) will get a little extra to eat on the weekends and be able to focus better on their studies, thanks to a $15,000 donation from Trico and its lending partner CoBank.

    Trico gave MUSD $10,000 in POWER Grant funds earlier in the year and CoBank contributed $5,000 in July. The funds will be used to support the Power Pack Program, which provides backpacks of food for the weekend to children in need at Picture Rocks, Desert Winds, Estes and Roadrunner Elementary Schools

“This type of community support is critical,” said Cindy Ruich, Marana Schools Director of Student Services. “Many children who receive free or reduced meals at school are left without adequate nutrition and are chronically hungry on the weekend and during holiday breaks.”

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Trico, CoBank gives to Marana

Trico President Nick Buckelew, Cindy Rouch of MUSD, Tamara Reynolds of CoBank and Trico Vice President Brad DeSpain.
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RUN FOR THE TRICO BOARD
Three seats are up for election at the 2015 Trico Annual Meeting. Any Trico Member can run for an open seat, provided they reside or run a business in the district up for election. All candidates must complete and submit a Nomination Petition to Trico by December 29, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., in order to be placed on the Official Ballot. See page 4 for more information. page number
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UPCOMING EVENTS
November 8, 2014:
Member Event at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There will be displays, cool giveaways and light refreshments. All Trico Members who stop by get FREE admission to the Desert Museum that day! Admission is valid for one Trico Member plus up to three guests. Show up any time between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

November 14, 2014:
Deadline to apply for Washington Youth Tour. To apply go to www.trico.coop, or call 744-2944, ext. 1363.

FIND HIDDEN NUMBERS
We've hidden three account numbers in the Livewire! Find YOUR account number to get a $20 credit on your electric bill. If you have an exact match, call 744-2944, ext. 1515.

TRICO OFFICE HOURS
Trico is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trico is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

TRICO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: L. Nick Buckelew,
(520) 822-2277

Vice President: Brad DeSpain,
(520) 682-3914

Secretary: Barbara Stockwell,
(520) 398-9400

Treasurer: Marsha Thompson,
(520) 648-0419

Director: Donald Black,
(520) 572-1711

Director: Lawrence Hinchliffe,
(520) 867-8073

Director: Jim Pyers,
(520) 577-2492


TRICO STAFF
CEO/General Manager:
Vin Nitido
Editor: Romi Carrell Wittman
Writer: Monica Pugno


Copies of Trico's rules, regulations, bylaws and line extension policies are available upon request.
 
Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 744-2944
(866) 337-2052

www.trico.coop

Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc., is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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Member Event is fun
for the whole family


Vin Nitido    One of the cooperative principles we value most at Trico is community participation. Your Board Directors and Trico staff enjoy the opportunity to meet you individually to talk about the issues going on at your Co-op.

    Join us November 8 at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Your Board and Trico staff will be in the Baldwin Building to talk to you about a variety of topics, including the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan and how those rules will affect our Members

Vin Nitido,
Trico GM and CEO

All Trico Members who stop by get free admission to the Desert Museum that day. Admission is valid for one Trico Member plus up to three guests.

Trico’s Member Event
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Arrive anytime between
8:30 a.m. to noon
Bring a copy of your bill for
fast check in

Members can show up any time between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Go to the Main Gate and check in at the Trico table.
Visit us in the Baldwin Building for:
     • Light refreshments and cool
     giveaway items
     • Energy savings and safety
    demonstrations
     • Animal Experience’
     demonstration by Desert
     Museum staff
     • A chance to win an iPad!
I hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at

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WIN $100 GIFT CARD!
Just in time for the holidays, Trico is giving away a $100 gift card to Members who sign up for the Cash Back Mall. To be entered in the drawing, install the Shopping Assistant on your computer and make a qualifying purchase by December 12, 2014. Sign up at trico.foryourpeople.com. page number
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Students see history come alive

For 25 years, Trico has been sending high school students to Washington, D.C., as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour.

“Youth Tour offers students a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, see our government in action and meet other young people from across the country while touring Washington, D.C., and learning American history,” GM and CEO Vin Nitido said

Youth Tour brings together some 1,600 teens from 43 states. They spend the week immersed in the culture and history of the U.S. They visit Arlington National Cemetery and the Capitol Building as well as museums, monuments and other historic sites.

The annual event continues a tradition that began following a speech by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson at the 1957 NRECA Annual Meeting. The future president urged electric cooperatives to send their young people to the nation’s capital to remind members of Congress that electric co-ops are more than just poles and wires, they are people.

youth tour2014 Washington Youth Tour students stand in front of the Washington Monument.

In 1958, an electric co-op in Iowa sponsored the first group of 34 young people on a weeklong study tour of the nation’s capital. The idea grew, and by 1959 the Youth Tour had grown to 130 participants.

In 1964, NRECA began to coordinate joint activities among the state delegations. Trico began sending students in 1989.

Trico is accepting
applications for the
2015 WYT!

Who can go? Dependents of Trico Members who are juniors in high school.
How do I apply?
Complete the app. Download it at www.trico.coop. Deadline is Nov. 14, 2014.
Questions?
Call 744-2944, x1363, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“This trip has introduced me to close friends whom I have shared so many memories with,” said Jennifer Weisbrod, one of four students Trico sent to D.C. this past June. “Through this trip to Washington, D.C., I had a chance to see history right before my eyes and it has been one experience I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

Trico is accepting applications for the 2015 Washington Youth Tour. The deadline to apply is November 14, 2014. To apply go to www.trico.coop, or call 744-2944, ext. 1363


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Trico has been a steady funder of the program since 2009, when it began serving 60 students at one school. Today, on average, 170 students at four schools get help

Ruich said teachers have noted a change in classroom performance among needy children getting the Power Packs

“We have seen grades improve and have noticed that the children on this program are attending school more regularly,” Ruich said.

Each year, Trico gives grants through the POWER (Providing Opportunities with Effective Resources) Grant program to charitable organizations that help families in the communities Trico serves. These funds provide critical services and necessities to families living in the Trico service area, such as food and clothing, healthcare and education programs

“By assisting these non-profit organizations with POWER Grant funds, we’re able to make a bigger

impact in the community and reach out to help those most in need,” GM and CEO Vin Nitido said

Know an organization that helps children with food and basic needs? Tell them about the 2015 POWER Grant program. The application is on our web site www.trico.coop. The deadline to apply is November 7


PREPARE FOR FALL WITH THESE ENERGY SAVINGS TIPS

Fall is here, and that means cooler months will be here before you know it. Is your home

prepared for the drafts that may enter? Tight-fitting insulating drapes or shades are a perfect

way to keep the heat in and the cold out. Visit www.trico.coop for more energy efficiency tips.

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TRICO TRADING POST
To place ads, call 744-2944, ext. 1604. We'll accept ads for the following month until the issue is full.

Free: Wooden wire spools, pick up between 9 am–2 pm at Trico, first come, first serve, various sizes, reel must be able to be transported safely, waiver must be signed. For more information, call 744-2944 and ask for the warehouse.

For Sale: King size feather pillows, $40. Call 883-2706.

For Sale: 1987 Ford Tioga Class C Motor Home, sleeps 6, self-contained, shower, microwave, AC, generator, runs good, $4,300 OBO. Call 616-7015.

For Sale: Apex Model JD-3.1, hyper extension bench (Roman chair), like new, $50. Call 762-1362.

For Sale: 25 cubic foot GE stainless steel refrigerator, in excellent condition, $500. Call (414) 238-1715

For Sale:Classic 1978 Avion Class C motor home, runs great, all appliances work, generator needs repair, $4,900 OBO. Call (610) 806-3514

For Sale: Full size leather couch, great shape, and chair, $250. Call 625-8225

For Sale:Antique wood burning cook stove, all piping included, new trickle wall chimney, $3,300. Call 825-6532

For Sale: High Treasure washer, 1750 PSI, by Karcher Model K3.86M, excellent condition, $170 OBO; Hoover floormate spin scrub, the hard floor cleaner, model H3000, works beautifully, 2 half galloon bottles of cleaner solutions, $90 OBO. Call 825-5475

Holiday Craft & Bake Sale:November 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Living Word Baptist Church, 13526 N. Sandario Rd., Marana, crafts, baked goods, white elephant sale, $100 gift card will be raffled off.

Serve on the Trico Board of Directors!
Three seats are up for election at the upcoming Trico Annual Meeting:
• District 1, serving the Dove Mountain and Marana areas
• District 2, serving the Marana and Avra Valley areas
• District 5, serving the Arivaca and Sasabe areas
Any Trico Member can run for an open seat, provided they reside or run a business in the district up for election. All candidates must complete and submit a Nomination Petition to Trico by December 29, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., in order to be placed on the Official Ballot.
Official Notice of Nomination by Petition
TO: All members of Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc., an Arizona Nonprofit Cooperative Corporation
FROM: Barbara M. Stockwell, Secretary of the Corporation
You are hereby notified that:
1. The 70th Annual Membership Meeting of Trico Electric Cooperative is Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Casino Del Sol Resort Hotel, 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757.
2. The incumbent directors of the districts whose terms will expire at the meeting are:
3. Don Black (District 1), Brad DeSpain (District 2) and Barbara Stockwell (District 5).
4. Nominations for election of directors shall be by member Nomination Petition only.
5. No person may be nominated unless he or she is duly qualified to serve as a director and has given prior consent to serve if elected. See the Trico web site at www.trico.coop for details on what a Trico Board member’s duties entail.
6. Nomination Petitions are available at Trico’s office at 8600 West Tangerine Road, Marana, AZ, 85658. Petitions will be available through December 29, 2014.
7. Nomination Petitions require thirty (30) or more signatures of Members from the district in which the director is to be elected. Each household represents one Membership. Only one person from the Membership may sign a nomination petition. Members may not sign the Nomination Petitions of more than one candidate.
8. Nomination Petitions must be filed with the secretary of the corporation at least 75 days prior to the annual meeting. The submission deadline is December 29, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
 

For Rent:2 bed, 1 bath MH on acre, carport, deck, W/D, Kinney/Bopp, $550; 1 bed, 1 bath 40’ TT, 2 slides, spacious, rent to own, $485. Call 440-9880.

For Sale: Immaculate 2,404 sq ft Ponderosa home, Saddlebrooke, owner anxious to sell, will consider any reasonable offer, no smokers or pets ever, many amenities included, mature landscape with water feature. Call 818-0505.

For Sale:Whirlpool gas dryer, 5 cycle, heavy duty large capacity, front loading, $125. Call 777-6921.

 

Wanted: Unwanted appliance or scrap metal, will pick up, no charge. Call 682-5507.

Operation Round-Up:Trico will round up your bill to the next dollar. The extra cents help those in need. Call 744-2944.


Want More Classifieds? Go to our Online Trading Post. Members can post ads for free. Visit www.trico.coop


NOTICE: The Trico Trading Post is a free service for Trico Members. Ads are placed on a month-to-month basis and are subject tospace availability. Ads must be 25 words or less. Trico reserves the right to edit ads. In order to be fair to all Members, any individual Member may not run ads more than three times in a calendar year. Ads are not repeated unless requested via telephone. We do not print ads for business, rentals or services for which a fee is charged or a profit earned. Trico is not responsible for the quality of services or merchandise offered. Any problems with items advertised here is between the buyer and the seller.

September 2014 Livewire

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 9
September 2014

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MEMBER EVENT

Come to Desert Museum November 8 for refreshments, demonstrations and giveaways.

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CO-OP CARD DEALS

Get discounts at the Tanna Welter Insurance Agency and The Dog House of Green Valley.

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WASHINGTON YOUTH TOUR

Trico is accepting applications for the 2015 WYT.

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Trico is giving away a gift card to Members who sign up for Cash Back Mall.

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Proposed EPA rule would increase Trico’s rates

—By Vin Nitido, CEO and General Manager

    In the 1960s, a group of small rural electric distribution cooperatives, including Trico, joined together to form a generation and transmission company – Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO) - to meet the needs of their members for power.

    As those needs grew in the 1970s, the cooperatives decided to build new generators. At the time, there was a federal moratorium on gas (remember gas station lines?). The law did not permit the construction of new natural gasfired generators, and required many natural
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Make Your Voice Heard

The proposed greenhouse gas rules, as currently written, would hurt Trico’s Members in the form of significantly higher electric rates. Please tell the EPA how you feel about this issue.
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(520) 744-2944 | WWW.TRICO.COOP
WINTER TIME OF USE HOURS BEGIN NOVEMBER 1
You're invited to Trico's FREE Beginning November 1, Time of Use (TOU) on-peak hours change to 6 a.m.-10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday . All other hours, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are off-peak. To sign up or learn more about the TOU program, call Trico’s Member Services at 744-2944. page number
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UPCOMING EVENTS
November 8, 2014:
Member Event at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There will be displays, cool giveaways and light refreshments. All Trico Members who stop by get FREE admission to the Desert Museum that day! Admission is valid for one Trico Member plus up to three guests. Show up any time between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

March 14, 2015:
Trico Annual Meeting at Casino Del Sol Hotel and Resort. Meeting starts at 10 a.m.

FIND HIDDEN NUMBERS
We've hidden three account numbers in the Livewire! Find YOUR account number to get a $20 credit on your electric bill. If you have an exact match, call 744-2944, ext. 1515.

TRICO OFFICE HOURS
Trico is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trico is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

TRICO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: L. Nick Buckelew,
(520) 822-2277

Vice President: Brad DeSpain,
(520) 682-3914

Secretary: Barbara Stockwell,
(520) 398-9400

Treasurer: Marsha Thompson,
(520) 648-0419

Director: Donald Black,
(520) 572-1711

Director: Lawrence Hinchliffe,
(520) 867-8073

Director: Jim Pyers,
(520) 577-2492


TRICO STAFF
CEO/General Manager:
Vin Nitido
Editor: Romi Carrell Wittman
Writer: Monica Pugno


Copies of Trico's rules, regulations, bylaws and line extension policies are available upon request.
 
Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 744-2944
(866) 337-2052

www.trico.coop

Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc., is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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EPA Proposed Rules

    gas generators to be retrofitted to burn coal. So the cooperatives built coal-fired generators, using money loaned to AEPCO by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Electric Administration (REA). Over time, those coal plants were modified to add expensive pollution control equipment to comply with evolving environmental laws, again using money borrowed from the REA.

"I believe in clean energy, and support efforts to implement it ... [but] it needs to be addressed comprehensively ... in a way that shares the burden of transition fairly."

    Most recently, in order to meet new requirements regarding regional haze, AEPCO agreed to convert one of the coal generators to natural gas, and retrofit the other with additional controls by 2017, at a cost in excess of $30 million. New Mercury and Air Toxic Standards require additional controls to be installed by 2016.

    Environmental compliance for a modern coal plant is very expensive and requires large investments of capital that are recovered over the life of the plant. AEPCO now has hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from the Federal government, loans that were used to fund those capital investments and made with the understanding that the coal plants would run at least until 2035.

    With that background, it is difficult to understand the recent action of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with regard to its proposed Clean Power Plan. The Proposed Rules seek to reduce greenhouse gas (CO 2 ) emissions from existing power plants 30 percent by 2030. The actual reduction targets vary for each state based on EPA’s assessment of a state’s capability to take measures to reduce emissions.

    For Arizona, EPA is proposing a 51.75 percent reduction, the second highest in the nation, based primarily on EPA’s determination that there is enough natural gas-fired generation available to offset all of the coal generation in the State, including AEPCO’s coal plants.

    There are significant issues with that assumption. First, most of that “available” natural gas generation is in the form of merchant plants built to serve California. In addition, there isn’t adequate transmission available from those plants to reach the electric load currently served by the AEPCO coal plants. Furthermore, the owners of those plants have no legal obligation to sell the available output to AEPCO or anyone else. But perhaps most significantly, switching to natural gas and shutting down its coal plants would not relieve AEPCO of its loans. In effect, AEPCO would be paying the government for generation they

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MORE WAYS TO SAVE WITH CO-OP CONNECTIONS CARD
More local businesses have joined the Co-op Connections Card program, giving Members more places to save. American Family Insurance: Get a quote from the Tanna Welter Agency in Marana and receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. The Dog House of Green Valley: Get 10% off plus $5 off full grooming (no pets over 40 lbs.). For more info, go to www.trico.coop. page number
1582500
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Trico’s Member Event
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Arrive anytime between 8:30 a.m. to noon
trico member event
• Bring a copy of your Trico bill for fast check in
• Go to the Main Gate and check in at the Trico table
• Admission is valid for up to four guests
Also visit us in the Baldwin Building for:
• Light refreshments & cool giveaway items
• Energy savings and safety demonstrations
• 'Animal Experience demonstration by Desert Museum staff
• A chance to win an iPad!
 
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can’t use because of regulations imposed by the government. And, on top of that, AEPCO would be faced with decommissioning costs of more than $40 million.
     All of that means AEPCO’s costs would rise, the cost of power to Trico would rise and, of course, your rates would rise. When would that happen? Potentially soon. The EPA plans to adopt final rules in June of next year, with implementation of the state plans beginning in 2020. Generation and transmission take many years to site and build, however, so much of the expense associated with the Plan will need to be incurred well before the start of the compliance period.
     I want to be clear. Speaking for myself, I believe global climate change is a critical problem that needs to be addressed. I believe in clean energy, and support efforts to implement it. But these are not issues that can be addressed in isolation by plans of this nature, which put a tremendous financial burden on select groups of electric consumers in select states. If we believe climate change is a threat to our way of life or very existence, it needs to be addressed comprehensively and effectively, in a way that shares the burden of transition fairly, through programs to assist utilities with stranded debt and decommissioning costs associated with the early retirement of coal units; nationally funded research and development of clean coal and other technologies that will preserve resource diversity, and reasonable phase-in of coal retirements to avoid energy market disruptions and catastrophic rate increases.
     The EPA is accepting comments from the public on its Clean Power Plan until October 16, 2014. Please make your views known by logging on to www.action.coop and filling out a comment card. Even better, contact members of your congressional delegation. You can find links to email them at www.trico.coop.
     If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Washington Youth Tour    2014 Washington Youth
    Tour students in front
     of the Lincoln Memorial.

 

 

 

 

The Washington Youth Tour offers students a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, see government in action and meet other young people while touring Washington, D.C., and learning American history.

Trico is accepting applications for the 2015 WYT!

Who can go?
Dependants of Trico Members
who are juniors in high school.

How do I apply?
Download the app at
www.trico.coop.
Deadline is Nov. 14, 2014.

Questions?
Call 744-2944, x1363, or
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


USE ENERGY WISELY
Check out the new Power of Using Energy Wisely section of TogetherWeSave.com for energy saving tools including videos, blog articles, apps, the Saving Energy at Home Tour, and the new Home Efficiency Analysis Tool. For more energy efficiency tips, visit www.trico.coop. page number
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TRICO TRADING POST
To place ads, call 744-2944, ext. 1604. We'll accept ads for the following month until the issue is full.

For Sale: 2006 Luxury Club Cart with new batteries, trunk, spare tire, used 3 years, $3,500 OBO. Call 762-1824.

Retired Collector: Paying $5-$1000 cash for old pocket & wrist watches, pocket knives, western belt buckles, class rings, wedding bands, Indian jewelry. Call Sterling at 888-1109, keep trying.

For Sale: Swimming pool slide, white, fiberglass, left curve, 6.5 feet tall, $300. Call 762-8581. For Sale:600-pound capacity appliance hand truck, $60. Call 883-3563.

For Sale: Two new Shanghai Huatuo Electromobile bicycle, fold-up type, $600 each or $1,000 for both; Kar Kaddy II, new tires, $549. Call (507) 456-1062.

For Sale: Beautiful Spanish style black iron gate, good condition, 10’3” tall, 7.3’ wide, door in middle, $205 OBO. Call 338-6531.

For Sale: Electric power chair scooter, like-new condition, new batteries, suitable for indoor or outdoor, $350. Call 399-2456.

For Sale: Misc. small hand tools, brass tubing, portable garage, shop vac, ladders, bricks. Call (786) 999-3435.

For Sale: Contemporary rug, 42”x66.5”, good condition, orange/black/burgundy/tan colors, $100 OBO. Call 818-0114.

For Sale: Mac computer Optoma Projector Expert TS551 DLP Projection Display with DVI to VGA Adapter for PowerPoint presentations, like-new, used once, includes case, plug-ins, user’s guide, $330 cash. Call 971-5715.

For Sale: Time share, Salt Lake City, Utah, next to genealogy library, studio size unit, $500, see thekimball. com for more info, yearly fee is $340. Call 682-4584.

Holiday Gift Card
 

For Sale: 2 burial plots, side-by-side, South Lawn Cemetery, $6,000 OBO. Call 822-3095.

For Sale: Wharfedale tall speakers, $175; Infinity tall speakers, $75. Call 883-3808.

RV For Sale: 2012 Coachman Concord Class C, used 3 times, like new, 3 slides, all options, non-smoking, no pets. Call 241-8154.

For Sale: Kitchen Aid gas range, stainless steel with black trim, 4 sealed surface burners, self-cleaning oven, convection cooking, electronic control pad, storage drawer, $180. Call 579-6871.

 

For Sale: Magic Mill III Plus, grind your own grains, home flour mill, like new, $75. Call 579-0015.

For Sale: Invacare Links L4 4 wheel motorized scooter, used 4 weeks, dismantles for easy transport, weight limit 300 pounds, $600 cash only. Call 444-1689.

For Sale: 33 acres with house, well, electric, septic, Hayhook Ranch, adjoins wilderness area, $80,000 as is. Call (928) 865-1155, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Want More Classifieds? Go to our Online Trading Post. Members can post ads for free. Visit www.trico. coop.


NOTICE: The Trico Trading Post is a free service for Trico Members. Ads are placed on a month-to-month basis and are subject tospace availability. Ads must be 25 words or less. Trico reserves the right to edit ads. In order to be fair to all Members, any individual Member may not run ads more than three times in a calendar year. Ads are not repeated unless requested via telephone. We do not print ads for business, rentals or services for which a fee is charged or a profit earned. Trico is not responsible for the quality of services or merchandise offered. Any problems with items advertised here is between the buyer and the seller.

August 2014 Livewire

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 8
August 2014

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PEOPLE KEEP LIGHTS ON

Our linemen, technicians and Dispatchers work hard to keep the lights on.

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COME TO OUR MEMBER EVENT

Trico Members are invited to the Desert Museum November 8.

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STAY SAFE DURING MONSOONS

Be prepared for storm season with these safety tips

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TREE PROGRAM SUCCESSFUL

We've sold out of trees! They will be available again in January.

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Science comes alive for students

    This past school year, Trico brought Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning to life for kids at Robles Elementary and Altar Valley Middle School.

    Trico funded the Desert Ark program on behalf of Altar Valley Schools, which pairs scientists from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with district educators. Together Altar Valley and the Desert Museum developed a unique, highly customized curriculum that gave kids hands-on experience in the Life Sciences.

    Some 75 students, half in pre-K, half in 6th grade, participated in the program. The 6th graders were tasked with learning about life sciences, specifically desert adaptation, then preparing lessons to teach their pre-K 'buddies.'

    Students then went on a field trip to the Desert Museum, with sixth grade students leading the younger kids on an exploration of the Sonoran Desert.

    At the conclusion of the program, students created an illustrated book about desert plants and animals that could easily be read by preschool children.

    "This experience was a great learning opportunity for both age groups," said Kathryn Zanin, STEM Coordinator for Altar Valley School District.

    Trico has a long history of supporting local schools and was happy to foster this collaboration.

    "As a co-op, commitment to community is one of our top priorities," said Vin Nitido, Trico GM and CEO. "Strengthening educational opportunities for kids benefits all of us."

Desert Adaptations

Altar Valley students designed a desert adaptations study guide for the preschoolers.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
August 23, 2014: Free Energy Savings Workshop, 9–11 a.m., at Trico, 8600 W. Tangerine Rd. There will be raffle prizes and everyone in attendance will receive a small door prize.
November 8, 2014: Member Event at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There will be displays, cool giveaways and light refreshments. All Trico Members who stop by get FREE admission to the Desert Museum that day! Admission is valid for one Trico Member plus up to three guests. Show up any time between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

FIND HIDDEN NUMBERS
We've hidden three account numbers in the Livewire! Find YOUR account number to get a $20 credit on your electric bill. If you have an exact match, call 744-2944, ext. 1515.

TRICO OFFICE HOURS
Trico is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trico is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

TRICO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: L. Nick Buckelew,
(520) 822-2277

Vice President: Brad DeSpain,
(520) 682-3914

Secretary: Barbara Stockwell,
(520) 398-9400

Treasurer: Marsha Thompson,
(520) 648-0419

Director: Donald Black,
(520) 572-1711

Director: Lawrence Hinchliffe,
(520) 867-8073

Director: Jim Pyers,
(520) 577-2492


TRICO STAFF
CEO/General Manager:
Vin Nitido
Editor: Romi Carrell Wittman
Writer: Monica Pugno


Copies of Trico's rules, regulations, bylaws and line extension policies are available upon request.
 
Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 744-2944
(866) 337-2052

www.trico.coop

Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc., is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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People keep the lights on

Vin Ninito

Vin Nitido,
Trico GM and CEO

    Though it may not feel like it on these 100+ degree days, Fall is around the corner. Kids are heading back to school and, before you know it, triple digit heat will be a memory.

    As summer comes to a close, we can all breathe a little easier. Don't get me wrong – summer is a wonderful time to enjoy fun and sun. But it's also the time of year when monsoon storms roll in and, with their often fierce winds and microbursts, they can cause a lot of damage. Power poles and lines can snap like twigs in a bad storm, causing not only power outages, but posing serious safety risks.

    This summer has been a relatively quiet one for Trico. While we experienced the usual monsoon storms, we haven't experienced many extended power outages. Much of the credit for that belongs to our dedicated staff.

    Our linemen and technicians work year-round to maintain some 3,681 miles of electrical distribution line. Trico's system stretches from the rugged mountains of Mt. Lemmon all the way to the border of Mexico in Arivaca, and our staff work in scorching heat in the summer and in ice and snow in the winter to keep those lines functioning as they should. In the summer months, they are often called out of bed in the middle of the night to repair storm damage and get the Members' lights back on.

    Our Dispatch center is another vital part of Trico. These folks work 24/7 to monitor Trico's system and field calls from Members when there are problems. Our Dispatchers route the crews and help isolate where the trouble spots are. Remaining calm in the face of chaos is part of the job for our Dispatchers and they do a remarkable job.

    I'm proud of all these folks and the job they've done this summer, just as I am of all Trico employees that work each day to provide superior service and value to our Members.

    As the thermometer outside reminds us, summer isn't over yet. That means we could have more monsoon storms—and possibly electric outages—in our future. Please remember to stay safe in the event of a thunderstorm. Get indoors and call us here at Trico if you see a downed line. Downed power lines, though they may look inactive, can be energized and pose a very serious risk. Never touch a downed power line.

    If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


STAY COOL THIS SUMMER WITH THESE HOT DEALS
Check out these local Co-op Connections Card deals: Pick A Berry Yogurt: What could be better than refreshing frozen yogurt! Co-op Card members save 10 percent on their purchase. Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley: Escape the heat with a trip to Mt. Lemmon. Ski Valley is offering buy one Skyride ticket, get one free. For more local discounts, visit www.trico.coop.
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Monsoon safety tips

Monsoon season is the most dangerous time of year weatherwise in Arizona. Trico offers these safety tips:

If you hear thunder, you are close enough to a storm to be struck by lightning. Go to a safe place immediately!

Do not touch any wires or plumbing inside a building.

If you encounter a dust storm, pull off the road immediately. Turn off your headlights and taillights, put your vehicle in PARK, and take your foot off the brake.

Never drive into a flooded roadway. The water depth is very easy to misjudge, and the road itself may be damaged or destroyed underneath.

Tree program huge success

    Trico's Operation Cool Shade (OCS) program was so successful this year that we sold out of trees faster than expected.

    Trico sold 1,500 trees in the first six months of the year — the fastest we've sold out of trees since using Tucson Clean and Beautiful to distribute the trees.

    "The program ran very well this year," said Laree St. Onge, Director of Renewable Resource and Demand Side Management.

    St. Onge said part of the success of OCS is the convenience of the program. Members can order trees online and the trees are delivered to their door instead of having to pick up the trees on Tree Day at Trico.

    "It's more convenient for our Members and cuts down on our administrative costs," St. Onge said.

    Trees will be available in January 2015.

Tree Program Huge Success
Members can purchase trees from Trico beginning in January 2015.

KEEP FOOD COOL AS TEMPERATURES HEAT UP
Use these simple tips to keep your food – and your bill – cool this summer:
Fill the fridge. Full refrigerators and freezers use less energy. Do some maintenance. Pull the refrigerator away from the wall and spend a few minutes cleaning the coils. Shut the door. The more you open your refrigerator and freezer door, the more cold air escapes and warm air gets in. Get more tips at www.trico.coop. page number
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TRICO TRADING POST
To place ads, call 744-2944, ext. 1604. We'll accept ads for the following month until the issue is full.

For Sale: American Furniture buffet cabinet, $275; sofa, $150; coffee table, $15; metal desk, $125; side-by-side refrigerator, $350. Call 906-3330.

For Sale: 2002 Porsche Boxster S, 56,500 miles, Tiptronic shift or automatic, silver with black leather & black rag top, $18,000. Call 818-0381.

For Sale: 2006 Weekend Warrior, 21', Toy Hauler, excellent condition, $14,500. Call 444-1439.

Car Wash: First & third Saturdays until August, 7–11 am, at American Legion Post 109, 15921 S. Houghton, Corona, proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 770.

For Sale: 1 600-pound capacity appliance hand truck, $60. Call 883-3563.

For Sale: 2006 electric club cart, 910LX, front trunk & accessories, 48 volt system, new batteries, $3,750 OBO. Call 762-1824.

Free: Wooden wire spools, pick up between 9 am–2 pm at Trico, first come, first serve, various sizes, reel must be able to be transported safely, waiver must be signed. For more information, call 744-2944 and ask for the warehouse.

Wanted: Unwanted appliance or scrap metal, will pick up, no charge. Call 682-5507.

For Sale: Werner telescoping multi ladder, 3–13ft, 300 pounds combined weight including materials, all original parts included, $40, Saddlebrooke. Call 818-0535.

For Sale: Contemporary rug, 42"x66.5", good condition, orange, black, burgundy, tan colors, $100 OBO. Call 818-0114.

For Sale: 40 acres, Willcox Kansas Settlement, fertile land, great views, home site, farm or vineyard, $35,000. Call 909-8132.

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social media Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get useful information about Trico programs and job openings. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tricoelectric. To follow Trico on Twitter, go to twitter.com/TricoElectricAZ.

For Sale: Warrior golf clubs, like new, $500. Call 404-0550 or 616-0180.

For Sale: King-size bed, natural foam, firm, comes with mattress & box spring, frame, two sets of sheets, mattress cover, $500 OBO. Call 399-6449.

For Sale: Hewlett Packard printer Copyjet, $160; Brothers printer, $80; HP monitor, 17", $85; Proctor microwave, 600 watts, brand new $35; Eden Pure heater, 19x14x17, remote control, $140 OBO. Call 822-5288 and ask for Kathy.

For Sale: U-Haul boxes, 25 cents each, only used once, buy as many as you want. Call 293-6413.


Want More Classifieds?
Go to our Online Trading Post. Visit www.trico.coop

For Sale: 3-piece sectional, with 2 recliners, fold-down dinner tray, storage drawer, $750; safe, $65; rolling laundry cart, $30. Call 883-6054.

For Sale: Five acres in Sandario area, $49,000 OBO. Call 256-1124.

NOTICE: The Trico Trading Post is a free service for Trico Members. Ads are placed on a month-to-month basis and are subject tospace availability. Ads must be 25 words or less. Trico reserves the right to edit ads. In order to be fair to all Members, any individual Member may not run ads more than three times in a calendar year. Ads are not repeated unless requested via telephone. We do not print ads for business, rentals or services for which a fee is charged or a profit earned. Trico is not responsible for the quality of services or merchandise offered. Any problems with items advertised here is between the buyer and the seller.

July 2014 Livewire

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 7
July 2014

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THE PRICE OF BEING CLEAN


EPA's regional haze guidelines will impact our rates.

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Stay informed with what's happening at Trico.


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Get notified of outages in your area via email or text message.

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BRIGHT IDEAS TO SAVE MONEY


Come to Trico's free Energy Savings workshop.


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The life of a lineman is fun, dangerous

    They wake before the sun, pour steaming cups of coffee, and kiss their family goodbye. After swinging by Trico's office to get the day's orders, they climb into their trucks and head out. Our linemen form a solid team with one job: to deliver safe, reliable electricity.

    Electric linemen often don't receive the recognition they deserve. They work all hours of the day, often in hazardous conditions far from their families, going above and beyond to restore power to their communities.

    Let's take a moment and stand in their boots. On a typical day, Trico linemen maintain our electrical distribution lines or build service to new homes and businesses all across southern Arizona.
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Trico Linemen
Trico's linemen are the heart of the cooperative, proud and strong.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
August 23, 2014: Free Energy Savings Workshop, 9–11 a.m., at Trico, 8600 W. Tangerine Rd. There will be raffle prizes and everyone in attendance will receive a small door prize.
November 8, 2014: Member Event at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There will be displays, cool giveaways and light refreshments. All Trico Members who stop by get FREE admission to the Desert Museum that day! Admission is valid for one Trico Member plus up to three guests. Show up any time between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

FIND HIDDEN NUMBERS
We've hidden three account numbers in the Livewire! Find YOUR account number to get a $20 credit on your electric bill. If you have an exact match, call 744-2944, ext. 1515.

TRICO OFFICE HOURS
Trico is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trico is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

TRICO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: L. Nick Buckelew,
(520) 822-2277

Vice President: Brad DeSpain,
(520) 682-3914

Secretary: Barbara Stockwell,
(520) 398-9400

Treasurer: Marsha Thompson,
(520) 648-0419

Director: Donald Black,
(520) 572-1711

Director: Lawrence Hinchliffe,
(520) 867-8073

Director: Jim Pyers,
(520) 577-2492


TRICO STAFF
CEO/General Manager:
Vin Nitido
Editor: Romi Carrell Wittman
Writer: Monica Pugno


Copies of Trico's rules, regulations, bylaws and line extension policies are available upon request.
 
Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 744-2944
(866) 337-2052

www.trico.coop

Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc., is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The cost of being clean

Vin Ninito

Vin Nitido,
Trico GM and CEO

    In past columns, I've mentioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Haze Rules and their impact on Arizona Electric Power Cooperative's (AEPCO) two coal-fired generators at Apache Station in Cochise, Arizona. Currently, about three-fourths of Trico's energy comes from those units.

    In response to a recent ruling by the EPA that requires significant reductions in emissions, AEPCO has negotiated a proposed settlement under which they would convert one of the units from coal to natural gas burning, and implement additional control measures on the other coal unit by year-end 2017. The capital cost of those measures is estimated to be about $30 million, a great deal less expensive than the originally proposed ruling which would have required the installation of controls on both units at a cost of $200 million.

    The proposed settlement represents a large reduction in compliance capital costs for AEPCO and its member co-ops and produces more overall emissions reductions than would have been the case under the EPA ruling – a great accomplishment. Nonetheless, we expect compliance with the settlement, if accepted by the EPA, will increase Trico's power costs within the next couple of years as the control measures are implemented.

    Environmental compliance costs will also increase as a result of the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxic Standards for coal-fired power plants, which will require mercury controls to be installed on both of AEPCO's coal units in 2016.

    Finally, you are probably aware that the EPA has announced new proposed rules that require states to develop plans to reduce carbon dioxide, or CO 2 , from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants. Using a complicated formula, the proposal establishes reduction goals for each state in order to achieve a 26-to-30 percent overall reduction by 2030. For Arizona, the proposed CO 2 reduction is 51.7 percent from 2005 levels. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona utilities are studying the 600+ page proposed rule, and it will undoubtedly be subject to litigation and modification. I will keep you informed as things develop, but obviously this has the potential to have a significant impact on the cost of our power.

    All of this means that, as we move forward, our reliance on coal-fired generation will be reduced, but that reduction will come at a cost. This also means that AEPCO's remaining coal unit will be more expensive to run. With that in mind, AEPCO has applied to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) for authority to implement an Environmental Compliance Adjustment Rider, or "ECAR," in order to collect those additional environmental costs. We have included a Public Notice of that Application as an insert with your bill.     How would the ECAR work? It would essentially be a tariff rate charged by AEPCO to its Member distribution cooperatives, including Trico. The purpose of the ECAR is to recover certain costs incurred in complying with environmental laws and regulations. Those charges, like other power costs, would be passed through to our Members through
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TRICO MEMBER WINS $100 GIFT CARD!
Congratulations to Rose Svedberg, winner of Trico's $100 gift card giveaway! Rose signed up for the Cash Back Mall at trico.foryourpeople.com and downloaded the Shopping Assistant to earn cash back on online purchases. Rose encourages fellow Trico Members to sign up. "If you're already buying things online, why not get a little something back?" she said. page number
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Monsoon season presents challenges
    July through the end of September means thunderstorms, which can bring heavy rain, high winds and dangerous lightning.
    Keeping your lights on is Trico's number one priority, but sometimes things out of our control happen, causing electric outages.
    Our Dispatch center is responsible for monitoring Trico's system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as handling outages and emergencies. When a Member calls in to report an outage, a Dispatcher checks the system, and once they have confirmed it, they send a line crew to the area. If it's a larger outage, more line crews are dispatched to the area.
    During an outage, we try to keep you informed. However, it's hard to estimate when power will be restored.
    "We first have to send a line crew to inspect the situation," Dispatch Supervisor Aaron Holton said. "We look to see if we can reroute power to get electricity back on as soon as possible."
    To ensure you receive the latest outage information, sign up for Trico's Outage Notification System at www.trico.coop.
    When you sign up, you'll be notified of outages in your area via email or text message.
Dispatcher Kathleen Hill
Dispatcher Kathleen Hill monitors the system.
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Trico linemen have a fun, dangerous job
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    Trico linemen are on call on a rotating basis. If the phone rings in the middle of the night, they have to put on their gear and go.
    "You may have to go up to Mt. Lemmon, or pick up poles that have fallen," said crew leader Chris Neely, who has worked at Trico for 13 years. "Sometimes you don't come home until the next morning. It's a cool job."
Becoming a lineman
    There are several paths to becoming a lineman. You can go to a line school or find a utility that is hiring apprentices.
    What made Chris decide to be a lineman?
    "I was out of work," he said. "I was in construction, working as a heavy equipment operator. I went to a job fair and a recruiter steered me toward going to line school."
    Chris attended Northwest Lineman College, and joined Trico's apprenticeship program in 2001.
Linemen Repairs     A lineman apprenticeship combines supervised, structured on-the-job training with related theoretical instruction. It's a four-year program, and after completion, an apprentice becomes a journeyman lineman.
Safety comes first
    Chris and his crew mostly work with overhead lines. They have to wear rubber gloves and fire retardant clothing.
    "As the crew leader, it's my job to make sure everyone is paying attention and following the proper safety procedures," Chris said. "When you're dealing with 14,000 volts of electricity, you can never be too careful."
    Mistakes can cost a limb or life. That's one of the reasons linemen form a brotherhood. When you put your life in the hands of co-workers every day, they become more than colleagues; they're family.
    "The best part of the job is the camaraderie between the linemen," said crew leader Jeremy Burnett, who has been a Trico lineman for nine years. "We spend more time with the people we work with than our families. You have to be able to get along."

KEEP YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER WITH THESE ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Your home's cooling costs can skyrocket—right along with the temperature outside—during summer months. Keeping your thermostat set between 78 and 80 degrees can save up to 8 percent on monthly cooling bills. Don't forget to clean or replace filters in your home. Clogged filters impair performance and cause the units to run longer. Visit www.trico.coop for more energy efficiency tips. page number
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TRICO TRADING POST
To place ads, call 744-2944, ext. 1604. We'll accept ads for the following month until the issue is full.
For Sale: New Garmin Approach G8 golf GPS, 30,000 courses, color touch screen, tracks stats, calculates distances to target, free lifetime updates, club selector, scoreboard, $350. Call 207-9042.

For Sale: 3' to 13' Warner telescoping multi ladder, 300 lbs. combined weight including materials, all original parts included, $50, Saddlebrooke. Call 818-0535.

For Sale: 1973 mobile home, 14x64, 2 beds, 1 bath, $4,000 OBO, must move, good shape, many extras included. Call 302-6256.

For Sale: Two bar stools, $30. Call 825-7229.

For Sale: John Deere Gator, $18,000 OBO. Call 917-8200.

For Sale: Large stainless steel shelving, commercial, five shelves, almost 7' high, holds 1,100 pounds, has wheels, stainless steel, $250. Call 820-5659.

House for sale: Horse facility, roping arena, walker, wash rack, round pen, 5 acres, home plus rental guest house, fenced, $199,000. Call 682-2543.

For Sale: Glen trailer camper, 8'x25', 1969, lots of extras, $500. Call 682-5305.

For Sale: 2006 Longhorn travel trailer, immaculate condition, must sell due to illness, 2 slide outs, dual air conditioners, $25,000. Call 339-1126.

Start your own business: Complete set of Gorlitz, drain and sewer equipment, with extras, $1,500. Call 682-3847.

For Sale: Fiber glass truck shell, fits Chevy half ton short bed, $50. Call 682-9464.

For Sale: AeroGarden Space Saver 6, never used, $125; apple iPad mini, new, $200. Call 822-1203.
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our Power Cost Adjuster, as incurred and without markup. The rate would initially be set at zero. Before implementing any increase in the rate, AEPCO would file with the ACC an Environmental Compliance Plan, outlining the costs and associated charges sought to be passed on. The ACC and each of AEPCO's member distribution cooperatives, including Trico, would have to approve the increase before it could be implemented by AEPCO. When would that occur? Not immediately, but we expect to see costs increase as the dates for implementation of the measures discussed above approach.

    Please know that we are all very aware of the hardship imposed on our Members by rising costs, and we will continue to focus on providing reliable energy to you at the lowest cost possible.


NOTICE: The Trico Trading Post is a free service for Trico Members. Ads are placed on a month-to-month basis and are subject tospace availability. Ads must be 25 words or less. Trico reserves the right to edit ads. In order to be fair to all Members, any individual Member may not run ads more than three times in a calendar year. Ads are not repeated unless requested via telephone. We do not print ads for business, rentals or services for which a fee is charged or a profit earned. Trico is not responsible for the quality of services or merchandise offered. Any problems with items advertised here is between the buyer and the seller.

June 2014 Livewire

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 6
JUNE 2014

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Co-ops Mean 
Community


Electric co-ops are part of the communities they serve.

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Buy Solar Panels

Did you know Trico has a Sun Farm? You can purchase output of panels and get a credit on your bill.

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Trico Supports 4-H

Trico is proud of its commitment to community, including our support of
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Save Energy, Save Money

You're invited to Trico's free Energy Savings workshop August 23 at Trico.

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As a Trico Member, YOU get the credit

Your June bill has a message about your capital credit allocation. Capital credits are one of the benefits of being a Trico Member.

Did you know when you signed up to receive electric service from Trico, you became a member of an electric cooperative? While investor-owned utilities return a portion of any profits back to their investors, electric cooperatives allocate excess revenue to Members as "capital credits."

Electric co-ops operate at cost, collecting enough money to pay operating costs, make payments on any loans and provide for emergencies. When Trico has money left over, it's allocated back to you and other Members as capital credits.




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Have more questions?
Phone: 744-2944, ext. 1606
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Online: www.trico.coop

How are capital credits determined?

Your share for the preceding year is calculated based on the amount of kilowatt-hours you used and paid for. This share is called 'capital credits.'

If you move or no longer have service, Trico must have your current address in order to send you capital credit notices and refunds in the future.

All unclaimed capital credit funds are given to the Trico Foundation, which provides scholarships to Trico Members and their families living in Trico's service area.

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(520) 744-2944 WWW.TRICO.COOP

GET REWARDED FOR SHOPPING ONLINE!
Do you ever shop online? How would you like to earn money while shopping? Download the FREE Cash Back Mall Shopping Assistant and you'll earn cash back just by shopping online. Earn 1% to 40% cash back at 5,000+ online retailers, including Walmart, Target and Petsmart. Sign up at trico.foryourpeople.com.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 23, 2014:Free Energy Savings Workshop, 9–11 a.m., at Trico, 8600 W. Tangerine Rd. We will teach you the various ways you can save money by reducing energy usage throughout your home. There will be raffle prizes and everyone in attendance will receive a small door prize.

FIND HIDDEN NUMBERS
We've hidden three account numbers in the Livewire! Find YOUR account number to get a $20 credit on your electric bill. If you have an exact match, call 744-2944, ext. 1515.

TRICO OFFICE HOURS
Trico is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trico is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

TRICO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: L. Nick Buckelew,
(520) 822-2277
Vice President: Brad DeSpain,
(520) 682-3914
Secretary: Barbara Stockwell,
(520) 398-9400
Treasurer: Marsha Thompson,
(520) 648-0419
Director: Donald Black,
(520) 572-1711
Director: Lawrence Hinchliffe,
(520) 867-8073
Director: Jim Pyers,
(520) 577-2492

TRICO STAFF
CEO/General Manager: Vin Nitido
Editor: Romi Carrell Wittman
Writer: Monica Pugno

Copies of Trico's rules, regulations, bylaws and line extension policies are available upon request.

Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 744-2944 (866) 337-2052
www.trico.coop

Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc., is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Vin Ninito

Vin Nitido,
Trico GM and CEO

 

Co-ops mean community

 

'Concern for Community' — It's a cooperative core principle and it's one of the things I like most about electric co-op.

The number one priority of electric co-ops everywhere is delivering safe, affordable and reliable to power to those we serve. But, co-ops also have a mission to support and contribute to the development of our communities. Electric co-ops are friends and neighbors first, electric providers second.

Trico's concern for community takes many forms. From our POWER Grant program which funds local service agencies, to scholarships, to charitable giving and volunteering, Trico aims to be involved at multiple levels in all of the communities we serve.

Since 2008, Trico's POWER Grant program has awarded $240,000 to local service agencies that provide critical services to those in need.

Trico is also actively involved in our local schools. This past spring, we brought the Junior Achievement financial literacy program to Desert Winds Elementary in the Marana Unified School District, a first for the district. Last fall, Trico brought Desert Museum scientists to the Altar Valley School District. They created a comprehensive, hands-on life science curriculum for kids in Pre-K and 6th grade, giving these kids valuable Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) skills.

Trico and its employees are also active supporters of the United Way, both with their donations and in volunteering their time to better our community. Last October, some 10 Trico employees spent their Saturday sprucing up an early education center in Sahuarita as part of the annual United Way Days of Caring.

Over the past 19 years, Trico Charitable Trust has given more than $650,000 to needy individuals and social service agencies serving our community. The Trico Foundation has awarded some $1.8 million in scholarships to 463 college-bound students since 1985.

I'm proud to be a part of the electric co-op family and believe strongly in our mission. I'm also proud of Trico and its deep ties to its people, and look forward to continuing and expanding our great tradition of community service.


SAVE ON PLUMBING WITH CO-OP CARD
Trico Members who use the Co-op Connections Card receive $10 off any service call at Spartan Plumbing. Spartan Plumbing, in business since 1987, offers a full array of plumbing packages, including sinks, plumbing fixtures, water heaters, water softeners and water filters. Learn more at www.spartantucson.com. For a list of local businesses offering discounts to Trico Members, visit www.trico.coop.
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Put the power of the sun to work for you!

Sun Reflecting Solar PanelHave you wanted to install solar panels on your home, but can't, either because the overall system cost is too high, because you're a renter or because a solar installation just won't work for your home?

The Trico Sun Farm enables you to go 'green' in an easier way.

Trico Members can purchase the output of the panels in quarter, half and full-panel increments. They receive a credit on their bill reflecting the energy generated by the panels. Prices are:

$920 for a full panel
$460 for a half panel
$230 for a quarter panel

The payback of Sun Farm panels is similar to that of traditional rooftop systems. Best of all, Trico operates and maintains the panels, and there is no degradation in output for the Member. The Sun Farm, built in 2011 with a 21st Century Grant of nearly $1 million, generates enough energy to power more than 35 homes each year. In April, the Trico Sun Farm generated 38,445 kWh saving Trico Members more than $1,500.

Go to www.trico.coop to learn more and to download an application. Or, call 744-2944, x1524.

To purchase panels, go to www.trico.coop.

Trico proudly supports 4-H

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Donovin Salazar shows off his prized pig at the 2014 Pima
County Fair. Trico has a long tradition of supporting 4-H.

One of the core principles of a cooperative is Concern for Community.

For 37 years, Trico has been buying livestock at the Pima County Fair to support 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FAA).
"Trico is proud to support 4-H," Trico GM and CEO Vin Nitido said. "We believe it's important to sponsor and promote the values that 4-H stands for."
4-H is a youth organization with the mission of engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. The name represents four personal development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health.
For more information about 4-H, visit www.4-h.org. Trico has a long tradition of supporting 4-H.


TAKE A VACATION FROM HIGH POWER BILLS
Curtains, blinds, and shades are cost-effective ways to make your windows and home more energy efficient. Proper weather stripping and caulking around window panes and casings will also improve the function of your windows by keeping the cool air in and the hot air out. Solar film applied to your home's existing windows will further repel the summer heat. Visit www.trico.coop for more energy efficiency tips.
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TRICO TRADING POST

To place ads, call 744-2944, ext. 1604. We'll accept ads for the following month until the issue is full.
For Sale: Beveled wood framed mirror, 36" x 42", walnut color, $75 OBO; 3 wooden counter stools, 24.5" high, black finish, cushions, $75 for all. Call 818-2309.

For Sale: Hewlett Packard computer, printer, etc., $35 OBO. Call 682.0908.

For Sale: Round glass & metal dining table, 4 matching chairs with tan suede seats, $100 OBO. Call (661) 431-8651.

RV space for rent: 1 acre, water & septic included, $300/month, shared electric, $150 deposit, pets welcome, beautiful views, lots of trees, no cactus, Sandario & Ajo area. Call 551-3782.

For Sale: 2002 Honda Goldwing, 34,500 miles, black. Call 399-9266.

For Sale: Kitchen Aid 30" glass cook top, white, $300 firm. Call 398-2860.

For Sale: 1964 Ford Thunderbird, $600 OBO; 1965 Ford Thunderbird, $900 OBO; great restoration projects. Call 471-7295.

For Sale: 2000 Luxury Club Cart with new batteries, truck, spare tire, used 3 years, $4,000 OBO. Call 762-1824.

For Sale: Old records, 33 RPM, 10", approximately 20 albums. Call 349-4942.

For Sale: Option to buy 3,200 sq ft home, age restricted, Green Valley, unobstructed view of mountains & golf course, 3 beds, 1.5 baths, formal dining room. Call 625-4143.

Come to Trico's FREE
Energy Savings Workshop

August 23rd, 2014
9am - 11am
@ Trico

605000

Questions?
Phone: (520) 744-2944, ext. 1524
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Operation Round-Up: Trico will round up your bill to the next dollar. The extra cents help those in need. Call 744-2944. Want More Classifieds? Go to our Online Trading Post. Visit www.trico.coop

NOTICE: The Trico Trading Post is a free service for Trico's members. Ads are placed on a month-to-month basis and are subject to space availability. Ads must be 25 words or less. Trico reserves the right to edit ads. In order to be fair to all Members, any individual Member may not run ads more than three times in a calendar year. Ads are not repeated unless requested via telephone. We do not print ads for business, rentals or services for which a fee is charged or a profit earned. Trico is not responsible for the quality of services or merchandise offered. Any problems with items advertised here is between the buyer and the seller.