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  • When severe weather strikes, it pays to have an emergency kit ready and waiting. That way, a weather emergency is … well, less of an emergency. Even better, a kit doesn’t have to be super complicated. Most of the items you already have around the house. So, let’s get started. Begin with some…
  • Don’t let high energy bills turn you into a Grinch this holiday season. Instead, gather your elves and get to work making your home as energy efficient as possible. From wrapping your water heater to caulking drafty windows, our 12 days of energy savings will help you keep energy efficiency top…
  • A holiday season without good food would bring out the Grinch in all of us. So many of our best holiday memories begin with the meals we share and the goodies we bake. Remember Mom’s sweet potato pie or Grandma’s Mexican cinnamon cookies? How about your aunt’s famous turkey stuffing or your…
  • You may not have even realized that energy vampires lurk amidst the playful ghosts and goblins, but they’re there. Energy vampires are appliances that even when turned off use a small amount of electricity. They’re called phantom loads.  On average, these phantom loads, also known as standby…

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  • ​It hasn't been too long since David, business development senior account manager in Arkansas, and his wife were buying diapers for their son. So, when he heard about families in northwest Arkansas struggling to get a sufficient supply of diapers — particularly with substantially increased costs…
  • South Dakota ambassadors were heavy-hearted to hear of the passing of fellow Ambassador Adam’s twin brother, Austin. As part of the Black Hills Energy Ambassador program, each member is allocated funds to donate to the charity of his or her choice. To show their support for Adam and his family,…
  • Our Colorado electric team set out to help those in need during the cold spell with storm Elliott. The Pueblo Rescue Mission, Tri-County services and Loaves & Fishes Ministries help the homeless in the Colorado electric service area. The team put together 150 backpacks filled with warm winter…
  • Employees from Wyodak Mine rang the bell for the Salvation Army in front of the Gillette, Wyoming, Walmart and collected the most the local Salvation Army has collected in one day ... ever! Donations from just the one kettle were more than $1,600. Our company will match the donation, making the…

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