Community Resources

There is a wealth of information to be found online which may be on interest to our cooperative members. We have assembled some valuable web resources for your convenience. 

Electrical Power Related Links and Resources

Visit America's Electric Cooperatives for information about National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.  

The Colorado state organizaion Rural Electric Cooperatives in Colorado, visit our state organization, Colorado Rural Electric Association

One of the most complete listings for all types of utilities (electric, gas, water, waste water), federal and state agencies, and financial information is located at the Utility Connection(link is external).  

Some of Empire's neighboring cooperatives are La Plata Electric Association(link is external) in Durango, San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative(link is external) in Monte Vista, San Miguel Power Association(link is external) in Nucla, and Delta-Montrose Electric Association(link is external) in Montrose. 

Power Suppliers

Basin Electric Power Cooperative(link is external)

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.(link is external) 

Related Organizations

Colorado Public Utilities Commission(link is external)

Colorado Energy Office(link is external)

Department of Energy(link is external) 

Electric Power Research Institute(link is external)

Energy Outreach Colorado (link is external)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission(link is external)

North American Electric Reliability Council(link is external)

RMEL(link is external)

Touchstone Energy

USDA, Rural Development, Electric Programs(link is external)

Utah Public Service Commission(link is external)


Area Weather

The Weather Channel(link is external) provides current weather information, including a five-day forecast for towns all across the United States.

Attractions, Tourism, Travel, and Entertainment 

Colorado Department of Transportation Road Conditions and Travel Information(link is external) provides up-to-date weather and travel information for Colorado travelers. 

Mesa Verde Country(link is external) had tourism, relocation, and business information from the Montezuma County Economic Development Council. 

Mesa Verde National Park(link is external) is a United Nations World Heritage Site located outside Mancos, Colorado. Visitors can view the preserved cliff dwellings, hike, and lodge there.  

Southwest Colorado Travel Region(link is external) offers travel planning and tourist information, county locator maps, scenic drive locations, recreation and local attractions. 

Ute Mountain Ute Casino(link is external) provides gaming excitement, a hotel, resort, RV park, travel center, tribal park, restaurant and a pottery plant. 

Ute Mountain Tribal Park(link is external) is an opportunity to travel back in time and learn a special Native American interpretation of the culturally diverse homelands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. 

City, County and State

City of Cortez(link is external)

Montezuma County, Colorado(link is external)

San Miguel County, Colorado(link is external)

San Juan County, Utah(link is external)

State of Colorado(link is external)

Town of Monticello(link is external)

Town of Mancos(link is external)

Chambers of Commerce

Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce(link is external)

Dolores Chamber of Commerce(link is external)

Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce(link is external)


Colorado Virtual Library(link is external)

Cortez Public Library(link is external)

Dolores County Library(link is external)

Dolores Public Library(link is external)

Mancos Public Library(link is external)

School Districts

Dolores RE-4A School District(link is external)

Dolores County School District RE-2J(link is external)

Mancos Re-6 School DIstrict(link is external)

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District(link is external)

San Juan School District