For immediate release:
10:00 a.m. – Tuesday, September 11, 2018 

John Mall High School’s gym is getting a new sound system thanks to a donation from San Isabel Electric.

The old sound system was muffled, parts of it were two decades old and newer sound equipment couldn’t be plugged in without some improvising.

The new system will be used for the first time at San Isabel Electric’s annual meeting on Saturday, September 15. JMHS has been allowing San Isabel Electric to use the high school for their annual meeting for more than two decades in exchange for various donations to the high school.

In 1999, San Isabel Electric donated $4,000 to help the high school buy new floor coverings. This was one of the first donations San Isabel Electric made to the high school.

The new state-of-the-art sound and projection system was professionally designed and installed and will serve JMHS well for years to come; using it for graduation, assemblies, sporting events, and more.

“JMHS’s donation of their facility has allowed us to avoid costly event rental fees. Their efforts to help us save money is saving members money over the long-term. We’re proud to be able to lend a hand when they need help with vital infrastructure needs. We’re here to improve our members lives because we’re not just a place to buy electricity, we’re part of this community,” San Isabel Electric General Manager Reg Rudolph said.

“We appreciate the donation of the new sound system and projection setup. The new system sounds amazing and is a nice addition to our gymnasium. We enjoy our strong relationship with San Isabel Electric and look forward to working together for years to come. A special thanks goes out to Gunnison Pagnotta, Steve Zamarripa, Ryan Elarton, Manuel Lujan, Dan Harper, Dylan Risenhoover, and Performance Audio who have been instrumental in making sure we could have this project completed by this year’s annual meeting,” JMHS Assistant Principal Joshua Vialpando said.

Organizations interested in requesting a donation from San Isabel Electric can find the co-ops donation request form online at siea.com/community. Applications are also available at any San Isabel Electric walk-in location.


As a not-for-profit cooperative utility, San Isabel Electric provides electricity to communities throughout southern Colorado. Serving nearly 20,000 Member-owners and 24,000 meters, San Isabel Electric has been keeping the lights on since 1938.