Empire Electric Assoc.

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Ute Mountain Utes to build $2 million solar farm

A hayfield near Towaoc will soon be transformed into a 1 megawatt solar array, thanks to a $973,000 grant from the Department of Energy and a $1 million match from the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. The...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire issues $1.55 million in refunds to member-owners

Empire Electric Association plans to refund $1.55 million in capital credits to current and former members who paid electric bills in 1994,1995 and 2016, according to an Empire news release on...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Empire Electric announces date of annual meeting, election

Empire Electric Association Inc. announced on Thursday that it will hold its election and annual meeting on June 15. The annual meeting is open to all Empire members and will include an election...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Montezuma County could have solar farm soon

As many as 13 companies might be interested in building a solar farm in Montezuma County, Empire Electric Association representative Clint Rapier told county planning commissioners at their meeting...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Outage affects 500 residents

A power outage affected 500 customers of Empire Electric early Thursday morning for a few hours. The outage was reported at 4:52 a.m. and was restored at 7:47 a.m., said Empire member services...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric reports regional telephone scam

Empire Electric Association is reporting an active scam in the company’s service territory, according to a notice on the company’s website. A person pretending to work for Empire Electric is...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez solar panels will benefit low-income households

New solar panels built over the weekend at Empire Electric in Cortez will give some low- and moderate-income households a break on their electric bills. Volunteers from various groups converged on...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

State offers assistance to pay heating bills

A state program aimed at helping struggling Coloradans pay for heating bills is taking applications until April 30.The Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), a Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire customers may qualify for Solar energy

For The Journal Empire Electric Association and the Colorado Energy Office have partnered with Grid Alternatives, a nonprofit solar installer to build a community solar garden in Cortez that is...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Balderrama pleads guilty to Empire theft

Sentenced in April to 12 months in prison for filing a false federal tax return, Lisa Balderrama, of Cortez, has since been charged with four counts of theft by local authorities. After receiving...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guilty plea in Empire theft

Sentenced in April to 12 months in prison for filing a false federal tax return, a Cortez woman has since been charged with four counts of theft by local authorities. After receiving the federal...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Embezzler gets a year in prison

A Cortez woman was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison last week after filing a false tax return. Appearing before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger in Denver, Lisa Kay...

DATE: April 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News