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Yampa Valley Electric Association

Member Notice:

Sept. 21, 8:10pm - Update: Outage Elk Springs Area

The Winter Valley Fire has now burned across Hwy 40 and through YVEA power lines. The fire is still moving quickly and headed towards Lily Park. YVEA lines were also affected further towards the northeast and the de-energization point had to be moved east affecting 13 more members, for a total of 35 members. YVEA crew members will conduct an analysis to determine the extent of the damage to our YVEA assets in the area and begin prepping for repair and rebuilding damaged assets.  

Sept. 21, 4:30pm - Update: Outage Elk Springs Area

The Winter Valley wildfire continues to spread near Elk Springs and the outage is likely to continue for some time. U.S. Hwy 40 in the area of the fire has been closed. YVEA continues to monitor the situation and will send in a crew once they have been okayed to do so by fire officials. Please check, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Sept. 21, 3:05 p.m. - Outage Elk Springs Area

There is currently an outage affecting 22 meters due to a fire burning too close to power lines in the area of Elk Springs, Moffat County. A crew was dispatched to de-energize the area. Please check, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Prepare for disaster before it happens

With wildfires being fought in our region, it is important during this time of heightened awareness to prepare for other emergencies or natural disasters. Ensure your household is ready for emergencies by building a “go kit” with essential disaster survival items; consolidating and securing important documents; and by going over safety plans with members of your household for a variety of potential emergencies. To learn more, visit, and sign up for Routt County emergency alerts at

NOTICE TO MEMBERS - August 25, 2017

The Colorado Department of Transportation has requested the closure of the YVEA gate on Highway 40 due to the highway improvement project on Highway 40 & Elk River Road. For the safety of our members and employees, the drop box at that YVEA gate was removed on August 25. Other YVEA drop box locations available to members:

  • Steamboat Main Office at the Front Door
  • City Market in Steamboat
  • Hayden Mercantile
  • City Market in Craig

If you have any questions, please call 970-879-1160.


Attention YVEA Members:

Beginning July 24, 2017 changes were made to the way customers can enter and exit the Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) office located at 2211 Elk River Road, Steamboat Springs, CO:

• The Elk Road north gate is closed to all customers.

• The Elk Road south gate is opened from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The temporary adjustments are needed to maintain public and employee safety.



We are your local, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving over 26,000 homes and businesses in Northwestern Colorado and Carbon County, Wyoming. Yampa Valley Electric Association is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, and is owned by the members we serve.



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