Know what is below

The 811 process for homeowners For projects that include planting a tree, installing a mailbox or building a deck, among others. Notify – Notify your local one-call center by calling 811 or making an online request 2-3 days before work... Read More...

Snapshot: “I’ve got your back”

At Dawson PPD, safety is key. Lineworkers use a “spotter” when working out in the field. The spotter’s job is pretty straightforward; they watch the other employee work and warn them of any potential hazards. “When someone is up in... Read More...

Between the lines: Hazard Recognition

By Gwen Kautz, Dawson PPD General Manager gkautz (at) dawsonpower.com 308-324-2386 Did you ever notice how we don’t “see things” we pass by every single day, like power poles? It’s that way with a lot of other things, too –... Read More...

How are “planned outages” planned?

Ever wonder why Dawson PPD has planned outages and why they choose the dates and times?  We thought we’d share some of the factors that are considered before the decision is made. Can we safely work with the line energized? ... Read More...

Between the lines: Your questions, answered

By Gwen Kautz, Dawson PPD General Manager gkautz (at) dawsonpower.com 308-324-2386 This month instead of writing about things I feel our customers need to know, I’m going to use my column to answer questions recently posed by our customers. 1.... Read More...

Do bug lights really work?

Picture this: You’re lighting off fireworks, eating s’mores and enjoying a cold beverage with friends and family. It’s getting dark, but the party’s going strong. So you flip on the porch light. Then, one by one, the bugs begin to... Read More...

The little library that could

The Farnam Public Library adds children’s programming to gain interest Once upon a time, in the small rural Nebraska community of Farnam, stood a quaint public library. Established in the 1940s thanks to the help of long-time resident, Hulda E.... Read More...

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