Yampa Valley Electric Association
Outages Update: 10:00 p.m.
The only remaining outages are in Silver Spur where a pole has to be replaced. The estimated time to re-energize that area is 2-4 hours. Three members remain without power in the Derby Mesa Loop down by Burns.
Update: 8:35 p.m. - Emerald Mountain Power Restored
Power has been restored to Emerald Mountain; The Timbers and Fox Estates are without power.
Update: July 10 - 7;20 p.m. - Outage in Rabbit Ears Pass Area
Outages Updates: There are 1,119 members affected by an outage caused by a fire that destroyed a three-phase power pole by Silver Spur and a barn fire off the same circuit. Once those repairs have been made, we will re-energize the line.
Other Outages: The Breeze Basin area outage is still being repaired, as is Emerald Mountain and at Derby Mesa Loop.
Power has been restored to the Fox estate, Weiss Drive, and Sidney Peak (Whitecotton, RCR 35, RCR 43 area) areas. We appreciate your patience.
High Fire Danger
With multiple wildfires burning throughout the state and hot, dry weather conditions continuing in the forecast, state fire officials are warning residents about increased fire danger. Many forest preserves and outdoor recreation areas have banned campfires and other open flames, while fire protection districts have also implemented extensive fire restrictions.
Please use caution when operating grills, smokers, vehicles or any equipment that can emit sparks, flames or extensive heat. If you see smoke or flames please contact your region’s fire department or 911. If you come across burned our downed powerlines or poles, call YVEA at 970-879-1160, and do not attempt to move them yourself. Working together, we can keep our families and communities safe.
Yampa Valley Electric Association Changed Business Hours June 4
To better serve our members, beginning on June 4, Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) changed office hours to 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The days of operation will continue to be Monday-Friday, excluding specific holidays. The decision to modify the lobby/office hours was based on factors that included:
- Better alignment with the needs our members, whose heaviest call periods and in-person visits are between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with members often waiting outside before the doors open at 8 a.m.
- Improving alignment of department work schedules, which allows for better collaboration, producing improved service to members.
The current process for before or after-hours communications and bill payment remain the same.
Free Light Bulb Recycling Offered
YVEA has partnered with Brite Ideas in Glenwood Springs, CO and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) to accept residential light bulbs at our YVEA Office, 2211 Elk River Road, during regular business hours, Monday-Friday. Please note that this program is for residential light bulbs only, no fluorescent lighting tubes of any size or shape will be accepted. Fluorescent tube bulbs can be taken to the YVSC spring (May 12) and fall community recycling days.