Sangre de Cristo Electric's 74th Annual Meeting will be on June 17, 2014, at the Cotopaxi School located at 0345 County Road 12. Registration will open at 9:30 am and the business meeting will convene promptly at 10:00 am. We hope to see you there!
Director terms in the town of Buena Vista and Chaffee and Lake counties expire this year. Phil DeLuca, town of Buena Vista; Suzy Kelly, Chaffee County; and Wes Duran, Lake County currently hold those seats. All three incumbents are seeking re-election.
Any member interested in running for a director seat should review the candidate guidelines, available on the Members Only web page through SmartHub, and may pick up an official nomination petition at the association headquarters in Buena Vista. Nomination petitions must be submitted before 5 pm on Friday, May 2.
Members as of the close of business on the date of record, April 18, 2014, will receive ballots and be able to vote. Ballots need to be mailed in time to be received by our balloting firm by 5:00 pm CDT on Friday, June 13, 2014.
SANGRE DE CRISTO ELECTRIC SUPPORTS 9HEALTH FAIR
The 9Health Fair will once again be offering free basic screenings this year in our area in April. In order to help promote health awareness, Sangre de Cristo Electric is donating $100 to each of the eight sites in their service territory: Westcliffe, Saguache, Cotopaxi, two sites in Buena Vista, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, Leadville, and Texas Creek. read more
SANGRE DE CRISTO ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES 2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Dependents of Sangre de Cristo Electric Association (SDCEA) customers recently competed for scholarships provided by the rural electric cooperative and in conjunction with power suppliers Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association and Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Forty-six applications were considered for one four-year scholarship at $1,500 per year and eleven $1,500 scholarships funded by SDCEA’s unclaimed capital credits. In addition, one $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Basin Electric and two $1,000 scholarships sponsored jointly by Tri-State and SDCEA were awarded. read more
SANGRE DE CRISTO ELECTRIC SENDS TWO AREA YOUTHS ON THE 2014 YOUTH TOUR TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Cotopaxi High School student Nehemiah Hein and Buena Vista High School student Kyli Doke, will represent Sangre de Cristo Electric at the 2014 Youth Tour held June 12 - 19, 2014, in Washington, D.C. They will join students from around the state in Denver for a day to get acquainted and learn about rural electric systems in Colorado before flying off to our nation's capital. read more
Consumers at other rural electric cooperatives in Colorado have recently been scammed for late bill payments. At Sangre de Cristo Electric we DO make automated calls to delinquent accounts about two days prior to disconnect. We DO NOT ask our consumers to make payment immediately with a credit card. Our automated calls will direct our consumers to make payment through our normal payment methods: in person at our office, through the mail, online at our website at www.myelectric.coop, through our SmartHub app on mobile devices, or by phone at (800) 999-8491. Consumers can contact our office at (719) 395-2412 or (800) 933-3823 if they question the legitmacy of a collection call.
Our main office is located just north of the town of Buena Vista on the east side of Highway 24. In addition, we have a line crew and staking engineer stationed in our Westcliffe warehouse. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed for most major holidays. Power outages and emergencies are handled by an after-hour dispatcher when the office is closed.