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Yampa Valley Electric Association

Outage Update: January 18 11:25 a.m. - Power has been restored for the members west of Steamboat on US Highway 40. Maybell members have also been restored.  We still have intermittent outages that crews are working to restore.  Thank you for your patience. 

Update: January 18 10:00 a.m. -Maybell and surrounding area is still without power. We have some areas in Craig including Elk Head without power. South of Hayden still a few members as well as West Highway 40 we have 400 members still without power.

The heavy snow is the cause of the outages. Thank you for your patience. 

Outages: We currently have several outages due to heavy snow.

East of Craig and surrounding areas we have 1022 members out.  Maybell, Elk Springs and surrounding areas we have 220 out.  Clark RCR 52 we have 10 members out.  West of Steamboat, Hwy 40 we have 220 out, and Lay area-MCR 17 we have 20 members out.

We will keep you posted. We appreciate your patience.


Attention YVEA Members:

With the holiday season behind us and the recent government shutdown, YVEA understands the stress this can add to your wallet and your families.  There are multiple agencies in our communities that can assist if you are struggling to pay your electric bill. Visit for a list of agencies.

Also, please call YVEA Member Services at 970-879-1160 to make a payment arrangement to avoid a power disruption.




It’s Holiday SCAM Season!

YVEA members have been receiving phone calls from someone claiming they work for YVEA and need to collect payment for their electric bill - or power will be disrupted. This is a scam! You can be assured that you will never get a phone call from YVEA asking to make a payment over the phone to avoid disruption of service. You will however receive a courtesy call if you have a past due balance. If you call in to make a payment, we must send you into our automated secure system and you must verify your account information in order to make a payment.

It is always good practice if you receive a phone call of this nature from any company calling to ask for payment, especially credit card information, that you ask for a phone number and tell them you will call them right back with your payment. Please call us if you have any questions. (970) 879-1160


Yampa Valley Electric Association is proud to announce that in 2019 it will begin offering high-speed fiber broadband internet service with data speeds of up to 1 gigabyte (1,000 megabytes per second). Initial service points could include the city limits of Craig and pockets of Steamboat Springs. A YVEA broadband service map and more information about the new highspeed internet service will be shared with YVEA members on the website, in Colorado Country Life magazine and on YVEA social media pages in the coming weeks and months.

During November, members may be receiving interest surveys about the new high-speed fiber broadband internet service. Keep up to date via and on the YVEA Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

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.

Yampa Valley Electric Association

2211 Elk River Road

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487




We are your local, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving over 26,000 homes and businesses in Northwestern Colorado and Carbon County, Wyoming. Yampa Valley Electric Association is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, and is owned by the members we serve.



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