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5 Ways to Save this Holiday Season

Follow these 5 easy tips to save money and conserve energy this holiday season! Replace incandescent lights with LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs for your indoor and outdoor holiday decorations. LEDs use up to 90% less energy!Use timer controls for holiday…

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Energy Efficient Gift Guide

Are looking for a last-minute gift? Check out this list of energy efficient gifts that will continue to “give” throughout the year in the form of energy savings!Appliances: When purchasing a new appliance, look for an Energy Star certified appliance…

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Thanksgiving Energy Efficiency

Looking to save energy in the kitchen this weekend? Follow these simple tips!Turn the oven or stove burners off a few minutes before your food is ready —they will remain hot enough to finish cooking the food.Don’t preheat the oven…

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Corn Salad

Country Cookin' is a compilation of recipes from our member cooperatives. East River has been compiling recipes for 33 years! If you would like to submit a recipe for the 2018 cookbook you can email kstone@eastriver.coop or send a fax…

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Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Country Cookin' is a compilation of recipes from our member cooperatives. East River has been compiling recipes for 33 years! If you would like to submit a recipe for the 2018 cookbook you can email kstone@eastriver.coop or send a fax…

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5 Ways to Keep Electrical Spooks From Haunting Your Halloween

Children and adults both love Halloween. However, decorative lights, fog machines, black lights and animatronics can all be electrical hazards if you are not cautious. Check for electrical hazards to avoid the risk of fire or electrical shock. Follow these…

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Energy Awareness Month Tips

October is National Energy Awareness Month! It's a great time of year to pay attention to your energy use and see if there is anything you can do to be more efficient. Here are five tips to make sure you…

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Celebrating National Co-op Month

October is National Co-op Month and your local electric cooperatives are excited to take this time to share our mission and values! “Co-ops Commit” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spotlighting the countless ways cooperatives meet the needs of…

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Powering Your Safety on the Farm

Farmers know that safety is more than a precaution. It’s a way of life. Because of that, most farm workers are aware of the dangers that come with the job, and know how to avoid the risks and consequences of…

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Partnering for Safety at the State Fair

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives partnered with South Dakota FFA to promote farm safety at the South Dakota State Fair. Farm equipment is getting larger and the increased height could lead to more contacts with power lines. Touchstone Energy Cooperatives want to…