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Local Co-ops Join in Celebration of National Co-op Month

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The Orcas Food Co-op, San Juan Island Food Co-op and OPALCO have joined forces to bring the National Co-op Month celebration San Juan County. During the month of October, we are cooperatively offering family activities, co-op talks, film showings, goodies and a Gold Star Co-op Member checklist with prizes and a raffle drawing. Get the… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Earns Top Communication Awards

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

At the Northwest Public Power Association’s annual Northwest Innovations Conference in September, OPALCO was honored with two of the top Excellence in Communication awards: first place for best annual report publication (2012) and another first place for a collection of commemorative items created for the Co-op’s 75th Anniversary celebration. The Excellence in Communication contest recognizes… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Youth Shine at Regional Co-op Leadership Camp

Monday, July 29th, 2013

All four of the high-school students from San Juan County who participated in the Idaho Consumer-Owned Utility Association (ICUA) Youth Rally in July brought home additional scholarship awards and made OPALCO proud through their cooperation and leadership at the camp. OPALCO was the only co-op (out of 15 participating) to earn scholarship awards for each… READ MORE »

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THREE LOCAL STUDENTS WIN NOURDINE JENSEN COOPERATIVE YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

THREE local students were presented with the first annual Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship awards at the OPALCO annual meeting on May 14th. The students are: Connar Smith of Friday Harbor High School, Samantha Swanson of Spring Street International School (and Lopez Island) and Susanne Mietzner of Orcas High School. The awards, including a $500 scholarship and… READ MORE »

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OPALCO LAUNCHES NOURDINE JENSEN COOPERATIVE YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The OPALCO Board of Directors has established a scholarship program in honor of Nourdine Jensen, a longtime board member and advocate for the Cooperative. The Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program will award three high-school sophomores/juniors with a $500 scholarship and all-expenses paid trip to the Youth Rally leadership camp at the College of Idaho this… READ MORE »

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OPALCO EMPLOYEE POPULATION SHRINKING: 22 PARTICIPANTS DROP 451.7 POUNDS IN WELLNESS CHALLENGE!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is a member-owned, member-operated electric utility that cares about its co-op family of employee-member-owners. OPALCO’s commitment to a healthy workplace includes a wellness program that encourages—and rewards—healthy habits. OPALCO gets up to a six percent discount on its insurance rates (through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association – NRECA) in exchange for hosting… READ MORE »

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