Why do I receive a subscription to Colorado Country Life magazine?

We understand your concerns regarding receipt of Sangre de Cristo Electric Association’s magazine and appreciate your feedback. It’s important for us to listen to our members’ preferences and find ways to allocate resources effectively.

However, SDCEA is bound by state statute (HB 10-1098) and SDCEA bylaws to publish certain information in ways that are accessible to our full membership. By mailing the magazine to everyone each month, the magazine serves as the publication that provides the appropriate level of access to our whole membership. We continue to look at alternatives such as email for those who do not wish to receive a printed copy. When that option becomes available, we will publicize its’ availability.

Colorado Country Life magazine costs roughly 28 cents a copy, making it an effective way to keep members informed about SDCEA. This is a much lower cost than producing bill inserts or other mass-mailings sent to members instead of the magazine. By sharing the magazine’s production costs with other Colorado cooperatives, we are able to produce it cost-effectively.

SDCEA also runs legal notices as required by law and press releases in regional newspapers of record, posts information on our website and via social media, however, those outlets do not reach our entire membership each month, as a mailing to all of our consumers directly, does.