Learning valuable skills at Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp

The annual Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp, sponsored in part by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, brought together nearly 100, 16 to 18-year-olds at Glen Eden Resort near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. From July 17-22, kids were given the opportunity to learn about the electric cooperative business model through educational sessions and activities. To participate, students from Colorado, Wyoming and Kansas completed an application and review process determined by their local co-op, which pays all costs for those elected to attend.

Burlington-Wray transmission line project

Load growth and new generation resources, including wind power, have put a strain on the existing transmission system of the eastern plains of Colorado.

Tri-State is proposing to build a new 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between existing substations near Burlington and Wray, Colorado. The project area for the approximately 72-mile-long line includes portions of Yuma and Kit Carson counties.

The proposed line, which completes a 230-kV path, would: