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Grateful to utility workers

This Thanksgiving we had a front row seat to see what life would be like without the basics of light, heat and a good home-cooked meal as over 180,000 homes went dark after the Nov. 24th windstorm. Although my family did not lose power, we know many that did. It was gratifying to see a region come together and open their hearts and homes to provide help to those in need.

As we count our blessings particularly this year, we cannot forget the many utility workers at Avista and Inland Power, along with countless other utility workers from other states who worked tirelessly night and day until the last home regained power. Many gave up their own holidays to allow others to enjoy a traditional meal with friends and family.

So thank you to those with the skills and expertise to provide help to so many. This year, among other things, we are especially grateful for you.

Mindy Wright

Spokane Valley



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