Colorado Country Life and Press Releases


Colorado Country Life

Keep up with San Isabel Electric news by reading the monthly edition of Colorado Country Life magazine, published by the Colorado Rural Electric Association, Inc. This colorful and engaging magazine keeps you in the know about energy industry news, feature stories, gardening tips, recipes and so much more.

As a Member of San Isabel Electric Association, Inc. you receive a complimentary copy of Colorado Country Life delivered to your mailbox each month.

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SIEA 2023 scholarship winners announced

San Isabel Electric awarded a record $46,000 in scholarships to community youth for the 2023-2024 academic year. This year’s funding total breaks last year’s record of $39,000. The San Isabel Electric Board of Directors scored the applicants based on their resume,...

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Congratulations to San Isabel Electric member Patty Knupp, the winner of our first “For the Love of ETS” photo contest. Of the 281 votes that were cast for the 26 entries in the contest, Knupp’s picture of her “labr-a-cat” Eddie sleeping on top of “his” electric...

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Colorado’s first golf course RV park set to open this spring

For immediate release: 3:00 p.m. March 22, 2023 People who are not from the area may not realize Walsenburg is home to a hidden gem. Lathrop State Park, located just outside of Walsenburg, is Colorado’s only state park that has a golf course. This spring, another...

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Take Time to Unplug

Though this month marks the beginning of spring, southern Colorado is typically still cold and snowy throughout March. There aren't as many chances to get outside for activities as there are during warmer months. And unfortunately, many of us find ourselves indoors,...

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San Isabel Electric scholarship applications are now open!

For immediate release: 5:00 p.m. – Monday, October 31, 2022 San Isabel Electric scholarship applications are now open. Applications are open to students who will begin their adventure in higher education in the fall of 2023. The electric cooperative utility offers...

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SIEA to give away a year of free electricity

For immediate release: 9:00 a.m. – Friday, August 4, 2022 Someone is going to win free electricity for a year, up to a $1,500 value, at San Isabel Electric’s annual meeting Saturday, September 17, 2022, at John Mall High School in Walsenburg, Colorado. Every year the...

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SIEA awards record $39,000 in scholarships

For immediate release:  8:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2022  San Isabel Electric awarded a record $39,000 to community youth for the 2022-2023 academic year.   The San Isabel Electric Board of Directors scored the applicants based on their resume, cover letter, letters...

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Heavy May snow causes widespread power outages

For immediate release: 10:00 A.M. – May 21, 2022 Snow is causing widespread power outages to San Isabel Electric members in the Beulah, Rye, Colorado City and Huerfano County areas. Outages are affecting approximately 3,000 meters as of 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21....

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New Smart Thermostat Rebates

Rebates are now available for installing new wi-fi-enabled smart thermostats. Heating and cooling costs account for around half of a user’s energy bill according to the U.S. Department of Energy. So, when it comes to reducing energy use and cutting home energy costs,...

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Paris Daugherty, Communications Manager

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