Letter to the Editor: Letter from White River Electric Assoc.

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to White River Electric Association members. Please consider contacting your Colorado legislators today to ask them to vote “no” on Colorado SB 252.

Commission adopts rules

RBC I Coloradans, conservationists, impacted landowners and legislative leaders criticized new setback rules passed by Governor Hickenlooper’s Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). While the new rules marginally increased setback distances, a number of loopholes and exemptions were included which effectively allow heavy industrial oil and gas development even closer to Colorado homes, schools, […]

Rules to limit drilling impacts final

RBC I The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission gave final approval to the strongest rules in the country for limiting the impact of drilling near residences and other occupied buildings. Today’s final approval by a vote of 8 to 1 follows the commission’s preliminary vote to approve on Jan. 9. The new rules will […]



Brad McCloud of Environmentally Conscious Consumers for Oil Shale (ECCOS) spoke at January’s Community Networking meeting in Rangely. McCloud discussed the world economy’s dependence on oil and the viability of oil shale as a resource in coming decades.

Keep your home warm this winter with LEAP help

RBC I Winter has arrived in Colorado bringing cold weather and leaving many Coloradans struggling with the costs of heating their homes. Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) offers help to eligible Coloradans by providing financial assistance with home heating bills. LEAP will continue to accept applications through April 30, 2013.

Free screening in Meeker Friday

MEEKER I The Colorado Environmental Coalition and Arcos Films would like to invite you to a free screening of “Switch,” a new award-winning documentary that moves past the politics to deliver the straight answers on energy.

BLM extends deadline

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment deadline for its Draft White River Field Office Oil and Gas Resource Management Plan Amendment an additional 45 days, to Jan. 28, 2013.

WREA electric rates to increase

MEEKER I Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association of Denver, Colo., which supplies all of the power for White River Electric Association, Inc. (WREA), will be implementing a rate increase and change the way it bills the 44 member cooperatives effective Jan. 1, 2013.

WARM keeps warming

RBC I The WARM program in Rangely is at work again for the next several cold months. Winter assistance resource management (WARM) is a volunteer-run program supported by donations and grants.

Advanced actions to save energy

RBC I The Northwest Colorado Energy Diet Challenge continues with this last article on the advanced actions listed in the Energy Diet Challenge checklist.

Are you losing yet? Maintaining your energy diet

RBC I The Northwest Colorado Energy Diet Challenge checklist has three sections of action items you can implement to your home to save on energy usage and on energy costs.

Make home comfort a priority

RBC I The Northwest Colorado Energy Diet Challenge checklist is available at various locations in the community. Let’s continue to look at the nice and easy “Do Right Away” action items in the Energy Diet Challenge checklist.