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Paul Wesslund spent a career writing and editing for newspapers and in the energy industry. When he retired in 2015 he went on to write two books on how kindness and integrity leads to success, wrote a monthly energy column, became an environmental organizer, and got involved in the leadership of his church.

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The wild side of electric co-ops

One Monday morning last summer, a young male brown bear climbed to the top of an electric co-op utility pole in Arizona – presumedly to see what he could see. But went to co-op employee spotted the creature they knew it was nothing to joke about. His arms were drape between the cross pieces, pause resting on the Paul’s neutral conductor, head next to an energize 7,200 – volt line. “If he touched it he would’ve been dead,” quotation said one of the workers.

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