National Lineman Appreciation Day

Every year we take a day to thank our lineworkers who are dedicated to keeping the lights on in our homes, farms and businesses. We depend on our entire staff to keep Sangre de Cristo Electric running smoothly, but on April 9, 2018, we honor our lineworkers who can find themselves in dangerous and challenging situations, so that our lives may be a little bit brighter and safer every day.

Sangre de Cristo Electric’s linemen repair damaged lines and maintain critical infrastructure for our members and communities. Without their hard work and commitment to the job, our co-op would not thrive. No matter the time — day or night, weekday or weekend — if the lights go out, so do they.

Perhaps you have seen them raising their bucket trucks in howling winds and torrential rains, or in freezing, icy conditions. They work around the clock near high-voltage power lines until electricity is restored to every member in our co-op community.

In addition to aiding members in our local service territory, lineworkers are always willing and eager to volunteer when a neighboring community, county or state is in need after a major outage occurs.

We hope you will join us in thanking the many lineworkers — both at Sangre de Cristo Electric and around the country —on April 9. Please use #ThankALineman on social media to show your support.