Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association continues to diversify its resource portfolio, contrary to the irresponsible and inaccurate comments from industry representative Ron Lehr (Ouray County Watch, Tri-State Contests Further Regulations on Renewable Energy, 7/23).
In fact, Tri-State this year signed contracts for 81 megawatts of wind and solar resources in Colorado and New Mexico, including the second largest solar photovoltaic project in the country. In addition, the association has added an additional 220 megawatts of natural gas-based capacity in Colorado to meet its members’ near-term power requirements and assist to integrate additional renewable energy resources. Tri-State’s Colorado member co-ops, with incentives from Tri-State, are adding 10 megawatts of local, community-based renewable resources.
Governor Ritter has recognized Tri-State for its leadership in advancing Colorado’s New Energy Economy. Whether he is unaware, or simply putting his employers’ special interests ahead of real progress, for Mr. Lehr to assert Tri-State is not diversifying its portfolio is demonstrably false. Tri-State will continue to make strides in advancing renewable energy, efficiency and new technologies.
– Lee Boughey, Sr. manager of communications and public affairs at Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. No Routine Drive
Early Friday morning I had to drive from Ridgway up to Montrose to return a piece of rental equipment and witnessed something quite moving and spectacular during my drive.
As I approached Montrose I noticed a large roadside warning sign that read “Montrose Police Funeral expect delays.”
Immediately it caused me to think of the victims and their families and all of our local law enforcement people. I dropped off the rental equipment and started heading back to Ridgway. As I was leaving Montrose I noticed the roadside warning signs again – and began to pray for the victims, their families and all of our law enforcement people.
As I was driving and praying I began to notice a steady stream of police cars and motorcycles, sheriff vehicles and fire trucks heading north to Montrose. It almost seemed like a parade there were so many vehicles! What I witnessed for the next 25 miles was an amazing demonstration of brotherhood, support, dedication. and love as the vehicles streamed by. As I watched the vehicles roll by, I continued to think of the victims and their families, and continued to pray for God’s blessings on them, and for his protection and blessings on all of our law enforcement people.
For a drive that can become quite routine, today it was quite spectacular in an amazing and different way. God is good.
Be blessed and be well,
– Ron Klein