Yampa Valley Electric Association
Blinking Issue North of Craig - July 20, 7:20 p.m.
We currently have crews working on an electricity blinking issue north of Craig. We have identified the problem and are in the process of correcting it. It will take us a while to complete this task because we must go from transformer to transformer. We thank you for your patience.
High Fire Danger
With multiple wildfires burning throughout the state and hot, dry weather conditions continuing in the forecast, state fire officials are warning residents about increased fire danger. Many forest preserves and outdoor recreation areas have banned campfires and other open flames, while fire protection districts have also implemented extensive fire restrictions.
Please use caution when operating grills, smokers, vehicles or any equipment that can emit sparks, flames or extensive heat. If you see smoke or flames please contact your region’s fire department or 911. If you come across burned our downed powerlines or poles, call YVEA at 970-879-1160, and do not attempt to move them yourself. Working together, we can keep our families and communities safe.
Yampa Valley Electric Association Changed Business Hours June 4
To better serve our members, beginning on June 4, Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) changed office hours to 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The days of operation will continue to be Monday-Friday, excluding specific holidays. The decision to modify the lobby/office hours was based on factors that included:
- Better alignment with the needs our members, whose heaviest call periods and in-person visits are between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with members often waiting outside before the doors open at 8 a.m.
- Improving alignment of department work schedules, which allows for better collaboration, producing improved service to members.
The current process for before or after-hours communications and bill payment remain the same.
Free Light Bulb Recycling Offered
YVEA has partnered with Brite Ideas in Glenwood Springs, CO and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) to accept residential light bulbs at our YVEA Office, 2211 Elk River Road, during regular business hours, Monday-Friday. Please note that this program is for residential light bulbs only, no fluorescent lighting tubes of any size or shape will be accepted. Fluorescent tube bulbs can be taken to the YVSC spring (May 12) and fall community recycling days.