Sangre De Cristo Electric Association Inc.

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Gene Coleman

Sangre Loses a Friend

Gene Coleman represented Fremont County on the Sangre de Cristo Electric board for 41 years. He was appointed to the board on March 28, 1973 and served as board president from 1978 to 1981 and from 2003 to 2005.

Coleman served on the Colorado Ute Electric Association, Inc. board from 1977 to 1992, and was the board President from 1983 to 1986 and from 1990 to 1992. Colorado Ute was Sangre de Cristo’s power provider at the time.

Gene Coleman retired at Sangre’s July 2014 board meeting, and passed away shortly after in early September. Sangre staff and board wish Gene’s family and friends their heartfelt condolences. 


“Sharing Success” Program Matches Sangre de Cristo Electric’s Contributions to Chaffee County Emergency Medical Services!

For the third year in a row, CoBank, a cooperative bank serving rural infrastructure throughout the United States, announced in June the creation of a $3 million charitable fund designed to benefit cooperatives and charitable groups they support throughout rural America called “Sharing Success.”  “Shared success is a hallmark of the cooperative business model, so we’re absolutely delighted to offer it for the second year in a row,” said Robert B. Engel, CoBank’s president and chief executive officer. read more


Do You Know Where These People Are?

The electric cooperative has money just for the people listed below.Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc. wrote 5488 checks, and posted money to over 9,068 accounts in December of 2013 to refund $560,426.00 in capital credits to member-owners who received service in 1994, 1997, 1998, and 2012. (Some checks were mailed but returned because we did not have valid addresses for the consumers or they did not have active accounts.) Some checks were simply not cashed. If you know where any of these people or their heirs are, you can help them receive their checks. Have them contact Sangre de Cristo Electric at (719) 395-2412 or (800) 933-3823 or email at

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Sangre de Cristo Electric formed Operation Round Up® in December 2004, as a charitable organization to help fund local non-profits who provide valuable services to the communities we serve. Since the program’s inception Operation Round Up® has contributed over $85,000. read more




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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.

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Leader Cert

Sangre de Cristo Electric is proud to be a Health Links Certified Business Leader for 2014.

OCTOBER 20, 2014

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