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4 CO dealers offering discounts on 7 electric vehicles through 6-30-17

rEV Your Engines ­ Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The Electric Vehicle Sales EVent is at the staring line. Four Colorado auto dealers have stepped up to offer discounts on seven models of electric vehicles (EVs) during the regional sales program taking place April 1 through June 30, 2017. In this 90-day window, interested […]

What to Do About Roof Ice Dams

What to do about those pesky roof ice dams Excerpted from High Country Conservation Center in Frisco, CO Dear Eartha, Resident:  I have ice dams on my roof every winter. I’ve used heat tape in the past to melt the snow but it seems to cost a lot. What do you recommend? Eartha: This is […]

Sustainability awards honor volunteers who elevate Yampa Valley community

Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Tom Ross Steamboat Springs — The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council reserves its first monthly meeting of the New Year for the purpose of recognizing community partners who have given of themselves to help the residents of the region to enjoy a more energy-efficient, less-wasteful lifestyle. On Wednesday, YVSC […]

Input Requested by Sept. 1 on Routt County Building Codes Upgrade

Construction community input is requested by Sept. 1 regarding the Routt County Regional Building Department upgrade to 2015 building codes, which is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2017. Input should be submitted to Routt County building official Ben Grush at bgrush@co.routt.co.us. Any interested construction professionals in Routt County who have not received the previous […]

Nonprofit GRID plans local low-income solar project

Yampa Valley Electric Association, GRID Alternatives Colorado  and the Colorado Energy Office are partnering to develop a community solar array that will be 100 percent dedicated to income-qualified YVEA members. Members participating in this program will receive a bill off set from the energy produced by their portion of a community solar array. Find more […]

Every Day is Earth Day

Article adapted from the Steamboat Pilot’s Community Agriculture Alliance Column Written by Cameron Hawkins and Larisa Woycio, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Since Earth Day always falls during our season-ending spring break week, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is dedicating a month to celebrate “Every Day is Earth Day” and raise awareness of local sustainability efforts.  April […]

Grants, webinars for new Multi-Family Housing Weatherization program

Multifamily Weatherization Program ENERGY OUTREACH COLORADO – MULTIFAMILY WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT & INVITATION TO APPLY Energy Outreach Colorado, the CEO’s multifamily weatherization service provider is excited to invite low-income multi-family housing providers to apply for funding for weatherization of low-income multifamily buildings for the 2016-2017 Multifamily Weatherization grant cycle. The goal of this program […]

Watch “Racing Extinction” documentary 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 12 at Steamboat library

Join us to watch the “Racing Extinction” documentary at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 12 at Library Hall in Steamboat http://racingextinction.com/#brightcove-popover-RE-trailer (2.5 minute trailer) Racing Extinction: The Film In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two […]

Panels at Community Solar Array in Craig Start at $601

Did you know that the entry price for solar power in the Yampa Valley Electric Association territory starts at $601? Nearly 80 percent of the capacity of the community solar garden in Craig has been reserved, so a limited number of YVEA members can still purchase panels. Members of YVEA who want access to clean […]

Free workshop 9/21 for small businesses, ranchers for energy efficiency, renewables

FREE WORKSHOP:  Learn about Grants and Loans Available through the USDA’s    Rural Energy for America (REAP) Program The REAP program can assist small businesses, farmers and ranchers with energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  (Not applicable to residential, governmental or nonprofit agencies.)  This program of the USDA Rural Development can cut costs for businesses […]