Rocky Mountain Power helps Diamondville honor flag


DIAMONDVILLE — With more than just a little help from Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), as well as contributions from Dominion Energy and Quality Electrical Contractors, the U.S. flag in front of Diamondville Town Hall is well-lit once again.

In conjunction with RMP community outreach initiatives, Diamondville Mayor Charles Mark Langley was contacted earlier this year by Naughton Plant manager Roger Holt, asking about projects with which RMP employees could assist. Over time, the flag at Diamondville Town Hall had been moved and no longer had adequate lighting as is required when flown at night; this seemed just the sort of project that was right up RMP’s alley.

According to Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 6(a) of the United States Code, also referred to as the Flag Code, “It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.”

With conduit donated by Quality Electrical Contractors, through a hole bored compliments of Dominion Energy lead operations specialist Jeff Orvin, RMP electricians Brock Lindsay and Gary Roholt wired RMP-donated lights dedicated solely to lighting the flag.

“It’s wonderful they did that. The American Legion appreciates the effort. Several Diamondville representatives attended one of our meetings and the town has been very proactive about getting it done right,” said Robert Bowen, American Legion Post 55 commander and Kemmerer City Councilmember. 

“I’ve been working on this project for a few years now, trying to figure out with former mayor Eric Backman how to make it happen. Many residents have already commented on how terrific it looks. And it’s nice to have a dedicated power source out there. We’re grateful for all the help,” said Diamondville public works director David Waldner. 

Langley agrees. “It was an expensive and time-consuming project that would have not happened this quickly without this kind of help and teamwork.”

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