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Community Resources

There is a wealth of information to be found online which may be on interest to our cooperative members. We have assembled some valuable web resources for your convenience. 

Electrical Power Related Links and Resources

Visit Our Energy for information on the electrical industry and how to contact your legislators electronically regarding your concerns. 

To find out more about the Rural Electric Cooperatives, visit our state and national organizations, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Colorado Rural Electric Association

One of the most complete listings for all types of utilities (electric, gas, water, waste water), federal and state agencies, and financial information is located at the Utility Connection.  

Some of Empire's neighboring cooperatives are La Plata Electric Association in Durango, San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative in Monte Vista, San Miguel Power Association in Nucla, and Delta-Montrose Electric Association in Montrose. 

Power Suppliers

Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. 

Related Organizations

Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Colorado Energy Office

Department of Energy 

Electric Power Research Institute

Energy Outreach Colorado 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

North American Electric Reliability Council


Touchstone Energy

USDA, Rural Development, Electric Programs

Utah Public Service Commission


Area Weather

The Weather Channel provides current weather information, including a five-day forecast for towns all across the United States.

Attractions, Tourism, Travel, and Entertainment 

Colorado Department of Transportation Road Conditions and Travel Information provides up-to-date weather and travel information for Colorado travelers. 

Mesa Verde Country had tourism, relocation, and business information from the Montezuma County Economic Development Council. 

Mesa Verde National Park is a United Nations World Heritage Site located outside Mancos, Colorado. Visitors can view the preserved cliff dwellings, hike, and lodge there.  

Southwest Colorado Travel Region offers travel planning and tourist information, county locator maps, scenic drive locations, recreation and local attractions. 

Ute Mountain Ute Casino provides gaming excitement, a hotel, resort, RV park, travel center, tribal park, restaurant and a pottery plant. 

Ute Mountain Tribal Park is an opportunity to travel back in time and learn a special Native American interpretation of the culturally diverse homelands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. 

City, County and State

City of Cortez

Montezuma County, Colorado

San Miguel County, Colorado

San Juan County, Utah

State of Colorado

Town of Monticello

Town of Mancos

Chambers of Commerce

Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce

Dolores Chamber of Commerce

Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce


Colorado Virtual Library

Cortez Public Library

Dolores County Library

Dolores Public Library

Mancos Public Library

School Districts

Dolores RE-4A School District

Dolores County School District RE-2J

Mancos Re-6 School DIstrict

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District

San Juan School District

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