Cookbook sales to benefit Basin Electric employee

Wesley Pinkerton

Wesley Pinkerton

Part of the cooperative way is to improve the lives of those with whom we serve and work.

So when one of our own is in need, the Basin Electric family comes together to offer support.

Employees at Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station are selling cookbooks to assist one of their employees, Shift Supervisor Wesley Pinkerton, who was seriously injured Dec. 3 after being pinned between his pickup and a fence at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office impound lot in Gillette, WY.

Pinkerton was loading a car he had bought at an auction onto a flatbed trailer when his pickup, trailer and car started to roll.

Pinkerton is at Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital, a rehab center in Johnstown, CO. His family says he has been opening his eyes, as well as moving his arms and hands a little.

The cooperative’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Pinkerton family in their time of need.

How to help: Buy a cookbook

Cookbooks, sponsored by the Dry Fork Activities/Wellness Committee, are $10 each and can be ordered by contacting Jean Fichter ( or Ashley Fraser ( For Headquarters employees wanting to make payments, the contacts are Dana Vollmuth ( or Lisa Carney (

Orders should be placed by Jan. 1, 2015. The cookbooks are expected to arrive toward the end of January.

A medical fund has also been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to assist Pinkerton and his family with medical and living expenses. There are a couple of ways you can donate to the fund:

  1. Give a check to Heidi Hockett, Ashley Fraser or Rhonda Chapman, and they will deposit at Wells Fargo. Please write the check to one of the following people: Krisene Watson, Crystal Laher or Deanna Makousky.
  2. If you have a Wells Fargo account, you can donate online at with the “Send and Receive” or “Bill Pay” buttons.

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