Operation Cool Shade 2018
Operation Cool Shade 2018 Tree Orders Coming in September
Before you dig
One week before you plan to dig, call Arizona 811 (formerly called Blue Stake) at 1-800-STAKEIT (782-5348), or go online to azbluestake.com(link is external) to create a ticket. Arizona 811 will schedule a locator
to mark the placement of underground utility wires and pipes where you plan to plant your trees.
Even if you are hiring someone to dig for, it is YOUR responsibility to call Arizona 811.
Before you plant
Before planting, create a landscaping plan. Observe and take into consideration the way in which your family or business uses the outdoor space where you are thinking about placing trees. Plant at least three trees where they can provide enough shade to shield your structure and outdoor living areas. Shade the roof, as well as the east, west and south walls as much as possible.
Never plant trees where their growth will interfere with overhead power lines. A good rule to follow is, at maturity, the trunk and branches of the trees should be at least 15 feet away from overhead power lines.
Are You a Co-op Voter?
Did you vote in the 2016 elections? If so, you were one of 500,000 MORE voters in co-op territories that went to the polls. You helped turn the tide of decreasing voter turnout in rural areas like ours…and our elected officials took notice!
As member-owned electric cooperatives, voting is already in our DNA. It's how we maintain an electric utility which is responsive to the consumers it serves. But voting also plays a crucial part in our representative democracy. Federal, state and local elections offer an opportunity to exercise a civic responsibility -- to select the best leaders for our communities.
2018 is going to be an interesting and important election year, and electric cooperatives have the opportunity to play a vital role in encouraging rural voter turnout and engaging on issues that matter in our community.
When voters miss the chance to vote, they also lose the opportunity to communicate their concern to our leaders about the issues that matter to us, where we work, live, and raise families.
When we go to the polls with the cooperative principle of "Concern for Community" in mind, we instantly improve our political system. It's a system designed to produce a government "of the people, by the people and for the people." People like you and me.
Mohave Electric Cooperative has once again joined America’s electric cooperatives in continuing the Co-ops Vote campaign to help get out the vote and insert issues important to co-ops and our communities into the public discussion. This effort will ensure that our voices are heard loud and clear every day, and especially on the next Election Day.
Here’s what you can do to help. Ensure you’re registered to vote right now. Then, encourage your friends and family to register too. Visit the Co-ops Vote web site, vote co-op to get information on how to register and to learn more about your elected officials. You can also learn more about the issues that matter in our communities.
If you have any questions, please visit, vote co-op or contact us directly at (928) 763-1100. I hope to see you at the polls!
2018 Washington Youth Tour
(above: winners of 2018 Youth Tour in front of the White House)
So, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to fill out one of these applications and submit an essay by Friday, October 5, 2018.
- Applications are available at local high school front offices and Mohave's member services office located at 928 Hancock Rd. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.
- Please, only take an application if you plan to enter.
- Applications may also be downloaded by clicking on the application image below.
Semi-Finalists will be chosen from the entries, with each semi-finalist receiving a $25 gift card.
Semi-finalists will give an oral presentation on October 25, 2018 in front of a panel of judges.
You can use visual aids, but no Power Point presentations are allowed.
Six students will be chosen as finalists, along with one alternate.
Travel dates for the next Washington Youth Tour are June 13 – 20, 2019.