Welle to give energy testimony

RBC I The House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, chaired by Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), will hold a hearing entitled “Are Excessive Energy Regulations and Policies Limiting Energy Independence, Killing Jobs and Increasing Prices for Consumers?” at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 in Grand Junction, Colo., at the City Hall auditorium, […]

WREA donates $10,000 toward Piceance EMS vehicle

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Local energy company White River Electric Association (WREA) recently made a $10,000 donation to the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District, which will go towards the purchase of a quick response vehicle for the Quick Response Team in the Piceance Creek area.

WREA original from back in the day

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White River Electric Association held is 27th annual golf tournament last week and for the past few years they advertise it by parking their rebuilt 1956 International at the Meeker Golf Course.

WREA, PMC donation

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A combined effort, spearheaded by White River Electric Association, with Pioneers Medical Center and the Meeker Volunteer Fire and Rescue has allowed for the purchase of 4 AED (automated external defibrillator) units for the Meeker School District.  

Letter: Task force raffling quilt for charity

Just wanted to let your readers know about a quilt raffle. The Colorado Rural Electric Association Women’s Task Force is raffling off a beautiful custom-made quilt. The quilt will be on display at the WREA annual meeting on Sept. 8.

Letter: WREA listened to concerns of members

Awhile back, we wrote a concerned letter to the editor about the possibility of an electrical substation being located directly across from the entrance to Sage Hills. After meeting with WREA management and discussing the matter, we were still a little uneasy about whether or not our concerns were being heard.

Network giving area a fiber-optic upgrade

Nathan Pelloni with White River Electric Association worked May 20 on a fiber-optic cable upgrade — part of a cooperative effort between several Meeker entities.

MEEKER I As they say, it’s all about connections. In this case, fiber-optic connections.

Letter: WREA wants feedback from its members

White River Electric Association (WREA) was pleased to receive the recent letter and other inquires about the new WREA substation. It is important to begin this dialogue by clearly communicating to all of our member consumers that WREA values all comments and questions regarding our company and our operations. The member consumers do have a […]

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.