WREA holds annual meeting, says goodbye to GM Richard Welle

RBC I White River Electric Association celebrated its annual stockholders’ meeting Sept. 11 at the Fairfield Community Center, also commemorating the Sept. 11 anniversary with a moment of silence and a patriotic theme.

Dick Welle to retire from WREA after 38 years

Dick Welle, the general manager of White River Electric Association officially retires on Oct. 1 after 38 years with the company and 12 years at the helm. Welle plans to remain in Meeker and enjoy a little more time fishing and relaxing, but he will also stay on with WREA/Tri-State as a consultant.

RBC I On Oct. 1, Dick Welle will no longer be standing by the window of his second-story office, overlooking the domain that has filled his life for 38 years. On that date, he is stepping down as general manager of White River Electric Association (WREA).

Electric co-ops disappointed by Hickenlooper’s approval of SB-252

MEEKER I Colorado’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives are deeply disappointed that Gov. Jon Hickenlooper chose to sign Senate Bill 13-252, which doubles cooperative renewable energy mandates with no additional time for compliance and raises electric rates for rural Coloradans when they can least afford it.

WREA hosts 29th annual golf tournament

MEEKER I For the past 29 years, the White River Electric Association has brought employees, friends and business associates together for a fun, yet competitive five-person scramble golf tournament at Meeker Golf Course each June. On Friday, two of the 14 teams held a putt-off to determine the winner.

WREA has new general manager

MEEKER I The board of directors of White River Electric Association, Inc., is pleased to announce the hiring of Alan Michalewicz as its new general manager, effective Aug. 1.

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.

WREA challenges Tri-State rates at PUC

MEEKER I White River Electric Association, Inc. (WREA), along with La Plata Electric Association of Durango, Colo., and Empire Electric Association of Cortez, Colo., filed a formal complaint on March 4 at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) against their wholesale power supplier Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Inc., challenging Tri-State’s A37 wholesale power rate that […]

Questions about WREA bills welcome

MEEKER I Did your January electric bill catch you by surprise? Several factors contributed to the increase in consumers’ January electric bills.

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to WREA

Dear Editor: Kudos to White River Electric! We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to White River Electric for their outstanding efficiency and professionalism during our power outage. All businesses should mimic their service standards.

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.

White River Electric Ass’n. holds 67th annual meeting

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WREA president Gary Dunham, who was reelected to a three-year term, addressed members at the 67th annual membership meeting.

MEEKER I The 67th annual meeting of the members of White River Electric was held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the 4-H Community Center in Meeker. Approximately 275 consumers participated in the member appreciation lunch prepared by the Meeker Lions Club. Following the lunch nearly 190 members registered for the business portion of the cooperative’s […]

Drought demands extra measures at WREA

MEEKER I With the drought conditions and fire danger at historic levels around the state, White River Electric has implemented changes to its normal procedures in restoring power in the event of an electrical power outage.