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Symbol recalls Wind Storm 2015 battle

Avista created this logo for the November 2015 windstorm and printed stickers for linemen and other workers to commemorate their work to restore power.
Avista created this logo for the November 2015 windstorm and printed stickers for linemen and other workers to commemorate their work to restore power.

When an Avista old-timer retires and co-workers gather to say goodbye, the event that often highlights his or her career is the 1996 ice storm. Utility workers now have an even more extraordinary event to remember – and a memento of their restoration efforts. “I foresee in 20 years from now this wind event will be the chapter that they will reference back to,” said Eric Rosentrater, Avista’s electric operations manager. Last week, as around 700 utility workers were restoring power from the Nov. 17 windstorm in the worst outage in Avista’s history, the company distributed decals with an official windstorm logo to commemorate the workers’ efforts. Avista created and printed the decal in-house with stock art purchased online, said Avista spokeswoman Laurine Jue/Jonathan Brunt, SR. More here.

DFO: That's a swell symbol. Thoughts?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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