Meeker Co-op News Articles

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...

COVID-19 Relief Passed by Congress Helps Struggling Co-op Members Pay Electric Bills

Congress has approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that could help struggling electric cooperative consumer-members pay their electric bills. The bill provides emergency funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program which will help pay for...

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...

As Electric System Evolves, Reliability Comes in New Ways

When our members flip the switch, they expect lights to turn on. It takes a lot of technology and talented people working together to make that happen. Large conventional power plants that have been shutting down in recent years are often replaced with new generators...
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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Let’s Connect!

Let’s Connect!

When we say that we live in a “connected” world, most of us think about technology, like our smart phones and other devices and gadgets. But when you’re a member of an electric co-op (that’s you!), there’s so much more to being part of our connected co-op community....

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Utilities Partner to Keep Your Lights On

Utilities Partner to Keep Your Lights On

We have all come to expect the highest level of reliability when it comes to flipping on a light switch, morning, noon or night. The electric grid that provides us all with that reliable source of power is a complex system of interconnected power lines and substations...

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Electric Power Shovels Making Your Life Easier

Electric Power Shovels Making Your Life Easier

Our January/February issue featured an article talking about how electric snowblowers are becoming better and more reliable for Minnesota winters. But what if you don’t have a large area to clear? This is where the electric shovel shines. The constant bending and...

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Which Streaming Device Should You Get?

Which Streaming Device Should You Get?

The debate over which is better, Fire TV, Roku, AppleTV, or Chromecast is similar to the Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge debate. They are all good, so it really comes down to what you like. There are many other resources and you could spend hours reading articles and...

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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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