The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership, a model of sustainability, is now powering their growing domes with the sun's energy. Support for this project was provided by La Plata Electric Association and Dobson Solar. The unique solar panel design is the latest addition to the growing Renewable Energy Campus at Centennial Park in downtown Pagosa Springs.
The Southwest Land Alliance has been protecting ranches and farms around Archuleta County since 1981. Now Colorado Open Lands is merging with the Alliance to support their legacy.
LENA Start providers are bringing this new language development program for FREE to parents of children ages 0 to 3 years old in Archuleta County. This research-based program helps bridge the achievement gap for young children before their brains are almost fully developed.
The Food Coalition, with a large grant from the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County, handed out 200 Christmas boxes to curb hunger this holiday season. Just like the rest of the United States, our local food banks are seeing an exponential increase in the need for food in our community.
The Food System Food Equity Coalition of Archuleta County recently tested the use of a civic engagement tool called "Participatory Budgeting" to help them decide how to spend grant funds. The successful process engaged more than 300 community members in decision-making about our local food system.
LPEA recently published its clean energy plan including how to provide it safely, reliably to residents and businesses. Find out where you can download a copy among other tidbits of information like scholarships for residents and safety tips when using a space heater.
La Plata Electric explains how it determines the amount of money it will refund the cooperative's membership and why it gives the money back in this edition of LPEA Wire.
In this latest news segment from La Plata Electric Association, find out how you can participate in their annual "Fill the Bucket" food drive and help curb food insecurity this winter. They also provide some great tips for reducing your winter electric bill and how you can get financial assistance if you need it.