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ANOTHER ZONE HITS THE MARK: MOMENTUM GROWING FOR ELEVATE FIBER

JULY 27, 2017 – Yet another community can now boast that it has access to gigabit internet. Just this month, Elevate Fiber announced that a zone in Cedaredge met its goal for preregistrations and kicked off construction. Owned by Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), Elevate has made phenomenal progress in building a fiber optic network throughout the co-op’s service territory.

Don’t Be Fooled By Phone Scams DMEA members being targeted by criminals

JULY 10, 2017 – Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) has received numerous reports from members of an active phone scam throughout their service territory over the past week. Callers are claiming to be DMEA representatives, stating members are past due on their account, and threatening to disconnect service if members do not pay.

The co-op urges members to remain cautious and follow the tips below to protect themselves:

DMEA UNCLAIMED CAPITAL CREDITS BOLSTER SOLAR IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM

JUNE 28, 2017 – Solar Energy International’s (SEI) Solar in the Schools program secured solid funding this month, when Delta-Montrose Electric Association committed $150,000 to the program. DMEA’s Board of Directors voted unanimously at their regular May board meeting to funnel $150,000 from the co-op’s Unclaimed Capital Credit fund to support the installation of solar electric systems at five high schools within DMEA’s service territory.

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. 

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