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Tri-State Tells DMEA It’s Raising Its Rates

Oct 10th @ 4:58 pm

After finding out that Tri-State Energy is raising its rates by over 4% starting next year, DMEA is trying to find out what they will do next.  For now they’re hoping to absorb most of that increase and pass little if any to its customers.   Tri-State made its decision to increase its rates at their [...]

DMEA To Help Businesses With Their Energy Audits

Dec 9th @ 3:53 pm

The Delta Montrose Electric Association accepted a grant from USDA Rural Development to help local businesses become more energy efficient. The grant was for a little more than $97 thousand dollars and will go towards several local business energy audits. DEMA Energy Services Supervisor Phil Zimmer says that the audits will help businesses identify how [...]

DMEA Using A Helicopter To Inspect Transmission System

Jul 14th @ 3:52 pm

MONTROSE  -  Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will use a helicopter later this month to inspect the co-op’s transmission system as part of its pro-active system maintenance effort.  Each year DMEA patrols lines and poles across its service territory to look for problems such as downed guy wires, broken insulators, badly leaning power poles and areas [...]

DMEA Holding Annual Business Meeting June 16th

Jun 3rd @ 4:12 pm

MONTROSE  -  The annual business meeting of the Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will be held the morning of Thursday, June 16, at the Orchard City Town Hall Community Room in Austin, Colo.  Registration and voting takes place from 8-9 a.m. along with light refreshments. The business meeting gets underway at 9 a.m. and is expected [...]

DMEA Encouraged With Their Solar Array Project

Apr 29th @ 4:29 pm

MONTROSE  -  DMEA announced that as of “Earth Day,” April 22, 2011, its two 10,000 watt community solar arrays—one at the co-op’s Montrose headquarters, the other at its Read facility in Delta had been sold out.  Jim Heneghan, DMEA’s renewable energy engineer and Community Solar Array manager  says they’re encouraged by the enthusiastic response to [...]

DMEA/Touchstone Energy Donation Brightens the Future for Neglected Kids

Apr 11th @ 9:38 am

MONTROSE – DMEA, a Touchstone Energy cooperative, is helping power an upcoming fundraiser to benefit abused and neglected children served by the non-profit organization “Voices for Children,” the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) serving the 7th Judicial District. The Voices for Children/CASA fundraiser “Puttin’ on the Ritz” will be held the evening of Friday, April [...]

Business and Community Leaders Come Together for Workforce’s Role in Colorado’s Economy

Mar 22nd @ 1:29 pm

DENVER – With no issue more important to Colorado’s future than economic growth, the state’s Workforce Development Council met in Denver on March 17 and 18 to discuss the challenges ahead and the progress being made in building a highly skilled and adaptable workforce.  Dan McClendon, General Manager of Delta-Montrose Electric, headquartered in Montrose, is [...]

BOCC of Delta Meet With Tri-State, DMEA, and City of Delta

Mar 16th @ 4:53 pm

The Board of County Commissioners in Delta has decided to conduct a public process in its deliberations over the Tri-State power line safety issue.  According to the Delta County Independent, on March 11th the board met with Tri-State as well as DMEA and the city of Delta.  An attorney representing Tri-State Generation, and engineer with [...]

NEWS: Wednesday April 28, 2010

Apr 28th @ 1:32 pm

Fruita Middle School was briefly put on lockdown earlier today. Police Chief Mark Angelo tells NBC 11 News that school officials were attempting to handle an out-of-control student and placed the school on lockdown, then shelter-in-place as a precaution. He says the duration of the incident was very short and everything has returned to normal. [...]

NEWS: Tuesday March 9, 2010

Mar 9th @ 6:47 am

A handful of people lost power yesterday evening after a car struck a telephone pole on Ash Mesa Road. DMEA says 93 customers were without power for just over an hour after a car accident at 4:30 yesterday. Source: DMEA   (Posted 5:46a) CDOT crews worked until dark yesterday to clear rocks from a slide [...]

NEWS: Monday March 8, 2010

Mar 8th @ 7:01 am

Police are investigating another shooting in Grand Junction that went down late last night. Authorities were called to a home on Texas Avenue on a report of a verbal fight between a man and a woman. Upon arrival, the man was found shot in the street. He’s currently in serious condition. A male suspect was [...]

NEWS: Thursday February 25, 2010

Feb 25th @ 6:55 am

The fire that killed two Western State College students January 30th has been ruled accidental. Gunnison Fire Marshal Dennis Spritzer tells the Gunnison Country Times that “There was no indication in any way that it was intentional.”  The fire appears to have started on a couch that was on the front porch. Students Adam Lockard [...]

NEWS: Wednesday February 24, 2010

Feb 24th @ 10:06 am

As of 7:40am, Mountain Rescue Aspen continued their attempt to locate an individual believed to be involved in an avalanche in the area of the Lindley Hut. The Lindley Hut is part of the 10th Mountain Hut system located at an elevation of 10,480 feet approximately 16 miles South of Aspen in the White River [...]

NEWS: Monday January 25, 2010

Jan 25th @ 6:55 am

Some of you might have been in the middle of a late dinner when the power went out in the Montrose area Saturday night. DMEA reports that power went out at 7:40 in the Spring Creek Mesa area, Highway 550 South area, and on Chipeta Drive and Spring Creek for at least an hour in [...]