• Washington D.C. Youth Tour June 9-16, 2016

    Attention high school juniors!

    Every year La Plata Electric Association has the privilege of sending students to Washington D. C. on the National Rural Electric Youth Tour. This is a seven-day adventure that offers in-depth exposure into the electric cooperative industry while experiencing much that the nation's capitol has to offer.

    2010 Youth Tour

    Some of the locations visited in previous years have been:

    Smithsonian Museums
    Lincoln Memorial
    Washington Monument
    Mount Vernon
    Cruise the Potomac River

    For more information, visit www.youthtour.coop

    Please take the time to fill out an application, remembering to address all questions and provide all needed information.

    Requirements are:

    1. Applicants must be high school junior, and live within La Plata Electric’s service territory.
    2. Fill out application and write a 500 word essay about any aspect of the electric utility industry – past, present or future.
    3. Digital Photo (head & shoulder shot) must be emailed to jbennett@lpea.coop.
    4. Hard copy of the photo must be attached to application.
    5. Presentation (as a group) to LPEA Board of Directors in August.
    6. Attend (if possible) LPEA Annual Meeting as a group.

    Completed applications may be received electronically (jbennett@lpea.coop), dropped off at the Durango (45 Stewart Street – Bodo Park) or Pagosa Springs (603 S. 8th Street) office, or mailed (PO Box 2750 Durango, CO 81302). Questions can be referred to Jeannie Bennett at (970) 382-3505.

    Applications must be received or post marked by January 6, 2016.

    Good Luck. We would love to send you to Washington D.C. to represent us!

    Application PDF