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DMEA Celebrates Rural Ingenuity at 2017 Annual Meeting of Members

JUNE 19, 2017 – Last week, DMEA and more than 300 members came together to celebrate the spirit of rural communities at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Members. The event featured family fun, dinner, and educational booths. DMEA and Elevate Fiber representatives spoke with members about how to save energy, community programs, Gigabit speed internet, and much more. A highlight for many were the bucket truck rides, where attendees got a bird’s eye view of Hotchkiss High School and the surrounding peaks.

FAMILY FUN, DINNER, LEARNING AT DMEA ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS June 15, 2017 / Hotchkiss High School / 4:30 pm

JUNE 1, 2017 - Delta-Montrose Electric Association’s (DMEA) Annual Meeting of Members will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Hotchkiss High School, 438 Bulldog Street. The fun kicks off at 4:30 p.m., with bucket truck rides, kid’s games, educational booths, and Elevate Fiber demonstrations.

Winter Storm Socks Power System

Widespread outages hit members across DMEA

MAY 18, 2017 – A spring storm rolled in yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, May 17, bringing with it heavy wet snow and widespread outages across Delta-Montrose Electric Association’s ( DMEA) service territory. Snow began loading the lines and snapping tree branches as early as yesterday evening. It is estimated that approximately 4,500 members from across DMEA’s system were impacted by power interruptions.

Wind Knocks Out Power Lines

Evening Outage for DMEA Members east and north of Delta

MAY 16, 2017 – Approximately 1,158 Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) members experienced an early evening power outage yesterday, May 15, 2017, when high winds snapped power poles along Highway 92. Three poles near the intersection of HWY 92 and 1800 Road broke, bringing down the power line serving the area.

DMEA Board Candidates Run Unopposed, Election Called Off

MAY 12, 2017 - Three Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) members completed the necessary steps to be declared official candidates for the co-op’s 2017 election. Each candidate is running unopposed in his respective district. As a result, DMEA’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to cancel the 2017 election in accordance with the co-op’s bylaws. DMEA’s bylaws state, “If no contest exists for any board positions to be filled, then at the direction of the board the election may be canceled.”  The official candidates are as follows:

Delta-Montrose Electric Association Launches Elevate Fiber and Wins National Communication Competition

MAY 10, 2017 – Delta-Montrose Electric Association is the 2017 recipient of the Edgar F. Chesnutt Award for Best Total Communication Program, the highest honor in the Spotlight on Excellence Awards program. 

Special Meeting of the DMEA Board of Directors May 9

MAY 3, 2017 - The Delta-Montrose Electric Association Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on May 9, 2017 at DMEA’s Montrose Headquarters Office, 11925 6300 Rd., Montrose, CO 81401 to discuss the cancelation of the 2017 Director Elections.

Click here to view the agenda. 

DMEA Wraps Up The Morning Buzz in Montrose

Public welcome at DMEA for Buckhorn coffee and Pine Cone pastries.

APRIL 21, 2017 – Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is wrapping up their 2017 Morning Buzz events next Friday, April 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at DMEA, 11925 6300 Road. The co-op is hosting the event in their Elevate Experience Center and multipurpose room at their Montrose office. The public is invited to attend and enjoy free coffee from the Buckhorn Coffee Cart and breakfast treats from Pine Cone Catering.

Orchard City Welcomes Elevate Fiber

Live service now available in parts of Payne, Austin, Cory, & Orchard City

MARCH 31, 2017 – Elevate Fiber, powered by DMEA, kicked off in-home installations in Orchard City last week. This is the second zone within DMEA’s service territory to have access to Elevate’s fiber network and gigabit internet speeds. Last fall, a portion of Paonia became the first area to receive service from Elevate. Now, more than 500 customers are surfing, streaming, working, and playing on the fastest internet connection in town.

Don’t Get Burned by Unsafe Preparation

MARCH 28, 2017 – While controlled burns are an important tool in Western Colorado for managing and restoring natural areas, Delta-Montrose Electric Association is asking members to take extra precaution when burning near power poles or other parts of the power system.

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