We Appreciate Our Lineworkers!

The landscape below the power lines on Pleasant Hill Road is hidden by fog. This photo was captured from a Clearwater Power bucket truck east of Troy, Idaho, by now-retired lineman Chris Floch.

Lineworker Appreciation Day is the second Monday in April each year. On April 10, we’re celebrating the amazing lineworkers who power our lives.

Clearwater Power invites you to join the celebration as we recognize the contributions of these valuable men and women. We wouldn’t have an electric cooperative without them.

Lineworkers labor to keep the power on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, leaving their families and enduring demanding conditions when needed to build, maintain and repair infrastructure. Lineworkers are the first responders of the electric cooperative family, getting power back on and making our communities safe after storms and accidents.

Lineman Thomas Stanton climbs a Clearwater Power pole above the Grande Ronde River. Photo by Jeff Marshall
Our Clearwater Power lineworkers experience the beauty of the rural areas we live in and the dangers of rough terrain and hazardous weather conditions—from spring floods to summer wildfires to winter storms.

In honor of all the weather conditions and the rural land our lineworkers navigate to keep the power on, we invite you to share scenic photos of our service area, especially photos with electrical poles and lines.

We may feature those photos in upcoming issues of Ruralite or on social media as we recognize the contributions of our co-op’s lineworkers and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the great place we call home.

Submit your scenic photos at clearwaterpower.com/photos.

Thank you, Clearwater Power lineworkers.