WREA substation needed but location is uncertain

MEEKER I The site of a new electrical substation hasn’t been determined, nor has a decision been made on when one will be built. But one thing is for certain: There is a need for an additional substation for the town of Meeker.

Slide Show: Power outage strikes Saturday afternoon


MEEKER — The lights went out in parts of Meeker on Saturday afternoon when two electrical poles were pulled down on First Street, next to Stage Stop, turning the power off in the downtown district as well as other businesses and residential neighborhoods in the area.

White River Electric scores high with members in service satisfaction survey

MEEKER — In October 2008 White River Electric Association conducted a random telephone survey among 300 of its members designed to measure overall satisfaction.

WREA rates to rise 3.17 percent on Jan.1

MEEKER — As temperatures go down, White River Electric Association customers’ rates will go up. WREA announced a 3.17 percent rate increase in a recent mailing to customers. The new rate takes effect Jan. 1.

Jason Kracht completes MJTS training program

MEEKER — Jason Kracht, an employee with White River Electric Association in Meeker, has successfully completed one of the most comprehensive training programs in the world for power line personnel.

Electric appliance monitors available

MEEKER — White River Electric Association (WREA) has a limited number of small devices designed to help track energy consumption in the home available for members to borrow.

WREA directors receive national board credentials

MEEKER — Two board members from White River Electric Association in Meeker recently earned board certifications from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Assoc-iation.

Henderson featured in co-op calendar

MEEKER — Kirk Henderson, a journeyman lineman for White River Electric Association, is featured in the 2009 Rural Electric Cooperatives Lineman Calendar.

Festival kicks off fall in Meeker

Mountain Valley Bank, White River Electric Association are sponsors MEEKER — Fall, officially, began on Monday. And with the arrival of autumn comes the annual Mountain Valley Bank Fall Festival, co-sponsored by White River Electric Association.

WREA surviving new construction

Facility to serve gas industry in the basin MEEKER — Perhaps you have noticed the large pipe looking objects and construction activity at the junctions of highways 13 and 64. All the pipeline activity in the area might make you think this is just another pipeline project going through the area. Actually, those funny looking […]