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Are EVs Coming to Rural America?

Electric Vehicles are gaining momentum across the world, but will they be viable in a rural setting? The answer is ‘yes, someday’. We will likely see that ‘someday’ in this century, or more likely in this decade. According to a report from the Boston Consulting Group,...

Suds and Savings

Suds and Savings 10 ways to save energy in the laundry room Your clothes washer and dryer account for a significant portion of energy consumption from major appliances, and let’s face it––laundry is no one’s favorite chore. Make the most of your laundry energy use!...

Osprey near Grey Eagle gets new nest — one that won’t catch fire

A tangle of thorns atop a power pole started sparking the last week in May. An osprey had started to build a bulky nest of branches and sticks on the pole just north of Grey Eagle, Minnesota, a small city in Todd County about 40 miles northwest of St. Cloud. When the...

What is Beneficial Electrification?

If you’re like most Americans, you’re interested in saving money on energy costs and in doing your part to help the environment. But wouldn’t it be great if you could do both? Well, you can! It’s through a concept called “beneficial electrification.” This utility...
Your Directors and Legislators

Your Directors and Legislators

Do you know who your Meeker Cooperative Board Director is? Do you know who your Representative or Senator is? Knowing your elected Director or Official is important. They represent you, and if you have ideas or questions about policies, you can contact them and...

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Find Your Location Number

Find Your Location Number

It has been an electric cooperative member tradition from the beginning, to look for your location number hidden among the pages and articles of the Meeker Cooperative Pioneer. As we transition to a new Pioneer format and posting articles online, we continue with this...

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Prune Drying Brings in the Electric

Prune Drying Brings in the Electric

At the turn of the twentieth-century, in Douglas County, Oregon, prunes were a big part of their local economy. Drying prunes took time and resources, but in the late 1930's, rural electrification spurred the way for shorter drying times and less wood-burning...

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2020 Annual Coloring Contest

2020 Annual Coloring Contest

These are the winners of the coloring contest. Each winner in the 2-12 age groups received a $10 Walmart gift card. An Honorable Mention goes to June Johnson, 93, who loves to color! Sadie CAbby BHans KElla NGannon HBriecyn KBrekkeh JBrenna BLyla MBrayden VLaura AJune...

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Committed to a Co-op Culture for All

Committed to a Co-op Culture for All

Over the years, you’ve heard on why and how Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association is different––because we’re a cooperative. Our business model sets us apart from other utilities because we adhere to seven guiding cooperative principles that reflect core...

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Who Owns What?

Who Owns What?

When it comes to electrical equipment and lines, it's a good refresher to know who owns which part of delivery system for electricity. The graphic below explains which part the Member Owned Cooperative is responsible for and which part members personally are...

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Notice to Meeker Co-Op Members Regarding COVID-19

Notice to Meeker Co-Op Members Regarding COVID-19

NOTICE TO MEEKER CO-OP MEMBERS REGARDING COVID-19 Meeker Cooperative is committed to the safety of its members and employees. As a result, we are closely following the guidelines of the Governor and CDC during this pandemic. As an essential service provider,...

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