ONLINE RESOURCES & INFORMATIONAL SITES FOR EEA CONSUMERS
There is a wealth of information to be found online which may be of interest to our Cooperative members. We have assembled some of these valuable Web Resources below for your convenience.
Analyze the energy efficiency of your home or business with the Home Energy Calculator; view hundreds of pages of graphically rich and interactive resources to find out more about specific energy topics; or use one of the specialty calculators to determine energy costs related to home appliances and lighting choices.
ELECTRICAL POWER RELATED LINKS AND RESOURCES
Visit www.ourenergy.coop for additional information about the looming electricity crisis and how to contact your legislators electronically. You can also download the form here.
To find out more about the Rural Electric program, visit our national organization, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and also the Colorado Rural Electric Association.
One of the most complete listings for all types of utilities (electric, gas, water, waste water) as well as federal and state agencies, and financial information can be found on The Utility Connection.
Empire Electric's wholesale power supplier is Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc. To find out more about Tri-State, visit them at Tri-State Generation & Transmission.
Some of Empire's neighboring Cooperatives are La Plata Electric Association and San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., San Miguel Power Association and Delta-Montrose Electric.
Basin Electric Power
PacifiCorp's Electric Transmission Projects
ELECTRIC RELATED INDUSTRY
Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Energy Online Home Page
Energy Ideas Clearinghouse
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Utah Public Service Commission
North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC)
Department of Energy (DOE)
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR LOCAL AREA
The Weather Channel provides current weather information, including a five-day forecast for towns all across the United States.
You can search for a specific city, or go directly to the weather for the town of your choice by clicking on a city below:
Mesa Verde Country Website
Tourism, Relocation and Business information from the Montezuma County Economic Development Council.
Southwest Colorado Travel Region
Travel planning guide and visitor/tourist information for the Southwest Colorado Travel Region, county/community locator maps, scenic drives, recreation, and local attractions.
Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park, a United Nations World Heritage Site located outside Mancos, Colorado, has preserved cliff dwellings for those interested in archeology and offers views, hiking, and modern lodging.
Ute Mountain Tribal Park
Come experience a trip back into time and learn a special Native American interpretation of the culturally diverse homelands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
Ute Mountain Casino
Nestled in the shadow of the legendary Sleeping Ute Mountain, the Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel, Resort, RV Park, Travel Center, Tribal Park, and Pottery Plant offers Southwestern hospitality, friendly faces, good food, and gaming excitement!
Colorado Department of Transportation Road Conditions and Traveler Information
Up-to-date weather and travel information for visitors to Colorado.
State of Colorado
Official site for the State of Colorado.
Montezuma County, Colorado
Website for Montezuma County (Cortez, Dolores, Mancos) Colorado.
San Miguel County, Colorado
Website for San Miguel County (Telluride) Colorado.
San Juan County, Utah
Website for San Juan County (Monticello, Blanding) Utah.
City of Cortez
From hiking and canoeing, to stepping back in time at one of the many archeological wonders in our area, Cortez is the perfect destination for your vacation or for your permanent relocation.
Town of Monticello
In the 1800's so many fugitives fled to Monticello to escape the hand of the law in the isolated mountains and canyons that it became known as the Outlaw Trail. These days, in addition to its Old West history, Monticello offers breathtaking views, serene wildlife, and fabulous fun.
Town of Mancos
Official website for the Town of Mancos, Colorado. Founded in 1894, Mancos is surrounded by rangeland and mountains and offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities.
Cortez Area Chamber
Official website of the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce. Located in the Southwest corner of Colorado, Cortez is placed between glorious deserts and majestic mountains in the archaeological heartland of the United States, where vast cultural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities await your discovery.
Dolores is halfway between Durango and Telluride, where the Dolores River forms McPhee Reservoir, the second largest body of water in Colorado, and only 20 minutes from Mesa Verde National Park.
Mancos Valley Chamber
Nestled between the beautiful La Plata Mountains and the treasured Mesa Verde National Park, the colorful town of Mancos offers western hospitality in the spectacular Mancos Valley of southwestern Colorado.
Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District
We value a safe, supportive educational environment which encourages individuals to value and respect themselves while learning to understand, appreciate and tolerate differences in others.
Montezuma-Cortez High School
Home of the Cortez Panthers! Montezuma-Cortez High School is proud to be honored as the recipient of the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award for the 2001-2002 school year. We are proud of the efforts made by both our students and staff.
Dolores RE-4A School District
Home of the Bears, Cubs, Little Bears and Teddy Bears in Dolores, Colorado.
Mancos RE-6 School District
We are building a school culture which will honor each child's individuality in order to create students who are self motivated, thinking, compassionate, respectful, conscientious and engaged as successful citizens.Together we foster a vibrant school community that provides each student an exciting learning opportunity in a safe environment.
Dolores County School District RE-2J
Dove Creek, Colorado, is the county seat for Dolores County: an agricultural community in the Colorado Plateau-Four Corners region of the state. The RE-2J School District is home of the Bulldogs, Bull Pups, and Rico School.
San Juan School District
The San Juan School District consists of Albert R. Lyman Middle School, Blanding Elementary, Bluff Elementary, LaSal Elementary, Navajo Mountain High School, Mexican Hat Elementary, Montezuma Creek Elementary, Monticello Elementary, Monticello High School, Monument Valley High School, San Juan High School, and Whitehorse High School in Utah.
Colorado Virtual Library
Searches libraries by region or name, digital collections, recommended websites, library resources and section for kids.
Cortez Public Library
The Cortez Public Library, has many books and videos available for loan and also has an Interlibrary Loan program to help patrons access materials that may not be on hand.
Mancos Public Library
The Mancos Public Library District serves the people
of the Mancos area, providing children's and adult programs and materials for recreational reading, curriculum support, lifelong learning, research, reference, and cultural literacy.
Dolores Public Library
The Dolores Library District's purpose is to provide an environment to encourage reading by all groups by providing resources to assist in the community's pursuit of educational objectives, intellectual and emotional growth, the enjoyment of leisure time and solutions to everyday problems.
Dolores County Libraries
Elementary School and Children's Public Library, and High School and Adult Public Library.
The Online Edition of the Cortez Journal from Cortez, Colorado.
San Juan Record
Hometown newspaper for San Juan County, Utah.
If you know of similar sites which you feel would be of value to our members, please submit your link for consideration to Empire Electric's Administration.