A long-range plan for energy generation

Published: 2/8/2016  12:40 PM
Determining how we address our community’s future energy demands is no small task. There is a great deal of research, planning, forecasts and public input that is considered when developing our Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP). For a long ...



You're thinking Super Bowl, we're thinking of another bowl

Published: 2/4/2016  12:04 PM
When it comes to the Super Bowl, most of us of think of snacks, halftime shows and a good party. At utilities, we think of another bowl – the toilet bowl. It’s not as glamorous as Beyoncé during the halftime show, but wastewater is actually a big ...



Break up with the bottle and turn on the tap

Published: 2/3/2016  11:06 AM
​Colorado trails offer a lot to boast about, wouldn’t you agree? Section 16 and Red Rocks Canyon do it for me. The scenery, the fresh air and the people you meet all make it a worthwhile journey. When you’re on the trail, it’s important to stay hy ...



Safe and sound: Protecting your information

Published: 1/28/2016  1:14 PM
It’s not likely you’ll see Data Privacy Day decorations for sale at your favorite store, and no, we don’t get a day off in honor of it either. Still, Data Privacy Day is an important reminder to protect your personal information. Why would we care ...



A continued commitment to community

Published: 1/27/2016  2:16 PM
As a citizen-owned utility, we believe that supporting the community helps us to be a better provider. Our employees are committed to not only providing excellent utilities service, but also to serving the community in many other ways. Volunteerism ...



Typical four-service bill drops again

Published: 1/26/2016  2:53 PM
​What a great week to be a Coloradan! Sunday, our beloved Broncos won the AFC. Super Bowl 50 here we come! Today, City Council approved significant rate decreases for utility customers. Effective Feb. 1, typical four-service utility bills will de ...



January Board meeting recap

Published: 1/21/2016  11:27 AM
The Utilities Board met yesterday and discussed many topics, including Martin Drake Power Plant and rates. A highlight is below. Vote to decommission Drake Unit 5 by end of 2017 passesAfter a few months of discussion, the Board voted to decommissio ...



A prescription for reducing risk

Published: 1/14/2016  6:22 PM
​When it comes to fires, it’s difficult sometimes to understand why we would intentionally set one. The truth is that fire, when used responsibly, is an excellent forest management tool.   Why would a utility be in the prescribed fire business? Fo ...



Winter water for a resilient landscape

Published: 1/14/2016  2:33 PM
Used to be that when it came to landscaping and gardening, my thumb was more brown than green. I’m proud to say these days, that oh-so important digit is at minimum a teal hue. Why the change? Years ago I started listening to and taking the advice ...



Cold weather leads to higher bills

Published: 1/12/2016  1:17 PM
​All those who have bumped your thermostats up a few degrees here and there over the past few weeks raise your hand. Come on. I know I wasn’t the only one. Don’t worry, I’m not going to call you out for being a wimp or wasting energy…I’d be a hypo ...



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Saved by the bell   

Eric  by  Eric  on  8/21/2013

Student/Teacher at computerI spent a lot of time in school with one eye on the clock waiting for the bell to ring – maybe some of you can relate. I actually knew where the second hand would be on each clock – no, they weren’t digital – when the bell would ring. I was half way to the door by the time it stopped.

In case you haven’t noticed, school season is once again upon us. There’s more traffic in the mornings and more kids walking around the neighborhoods.

You may be saying, “That’s great, but what does school have to do with utilities?” Well, let me tell you. We’ve got a great education program for teachers, parents, students, organizations and the community in general to learn about utilities safety and the importance of conservation.

We offer:

  • Facility tours
  • Educational and entertaining programs
  • Classroom presentations
  • Teaching kits
  • Interactive tools online

You’ll find more educational information under the Community tab on our website. Check it out and see if there’s something there for you and/or your kids to help them understand what happens when they flip the light switch or turn the water faucet.

Not a teacher, but still interested? Not a problem. Most of these tools and offerings are available for kids of all ages!

As a community-owned utility, we’re proud to support activities to help everyone learn more about being safe around utilities and how to conserve.

Don’t worry, there’s no quadratic formula and you don’t need to show your work. Heck, we don’t even spring pop quizzes on you or hand out grades. It’s all about providing a fun way to learn more about your four-service utility.

Whoa…gotta go, the bell’s about to ring!​

 
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