Sponsored content: Idaho County Light & Power is observing National Co-op Month

ICL&P is joining 30,000 cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthening the local communities they serve. “Co-ops Commit” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spot-lighting the countless ways cooperatives meet the needs of their members and communities.

Our cooperative delivers electricity to 3,950 member-owner meters in Idaho and Lewis counties. Delivering safe, reliable, affordable power is our top priority, but we are also invested in our communities because we are lo-cally owned and operated. Revenue generated by ICL&P goes back to Main Street, not Wall Street.

Rural America is served by a network of about 1,000 electric cooperatives, most of which were formed in the 1930s and ’40s to bring electricity to farms and rural communities that large, investor-owned power companies had no interest in serving because of the higher costs involved in serving low-population and low-density areas.

In addition to providing the vital power co-op members depend on, ICL&P is involved in our local communites in several ways, including participating in local scholarships, Youth Tour, county fair and in many other ways.

We are here to serve you, our members. I hope you will join us on November 2nd at the Grangeville Elk’s Lodge for your 79th annual meeting of the members. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m., and lunch will be served. This is a great time to visit with your friends and neighbors and ask questions of your ICL&P board members and staff.

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