As his white tour bus sits in front of The Coteau Properties Company office June 4, Tour Guide Daryl Hill raises a microphone and turns to the 30 West River Electric Cooperative employees seated behind him.
“As Paul Harvey used to say, ‘Stand by for news,’” Hill asserts over the vehicle’s intercom system.
Chuckles float throughout the isle as Hill grins, and the bus moves on to continue a tour of Basin Electric’s facilities. The Wall, SD-based cooperative group may have just met the comical tour guide, but they already like him.
“That tour guy’s awesome,” one man says from few seats back.
Read the full version of Friends in Power: West River sees larger cooperative picture during facilities tour in the July-August 2015 issue of Basin Today.