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Flathead Electric Co-op partners with state and regional associates to provide scholarship opportunities for area youth

Flathead Electric Cooperative is accepting applications now for two scholarship opportunities for the 2020 academic year. Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) awards one $1,000 scholarship each year to a Flathead Electric member’s child, and the Montana Electric Cooperatives Association (MECA) awards one $500 scholarship to a regional electric cooperative member’s child. To be eligible, the […]

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FLATHEAD ELECTRIC TRUSTEE WINS STATE AWARD

  One of the Montana Electric Co-op Association’s (MECA) top awards, the Hog-Tied Award, this year went to Stacey Schnebel, a Flathead Electric Co-op trustee and member of the MECA board. The award was announced at MECA’s annual meeting Oct. 9. The Hog-Tied Award is presented to a cooperative director or employee who has exemplified […]

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Flathead Electric Co-op accepting applications for all-expense-paid Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

Flathead Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Two local students will be selected to receive an all-ex pense-paid trip to join more than 1,500 high-school students from around the country to tour the nation’s capital next June. Participants will learn about the history […]

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Roundup for Safety grant to provide student safety App

NEWS RELEASE 23 October 2019 Roundup for Safety grant to provide student safety App A $1,450 Roundup for Safety grant will fund a smartphone app that Kalispell students can download for free and use for making anonymous reports to authorities. They can report anything from bullying/cyberbullying, suicide threats, drug/alcohol use, vaping, threats to the school, […]

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News Release on Energy Scam

  9 October 2019 Media Contact: Wendy Ostrom Price, Flathead Electric Cooperative Public Relations Officer – 406-751-1820 Flathead Electric Cooperative wants to notify the public that some members have received fraudulent texts or phone calls from people posing as Co-op employees. The imposters threaten to shut off power to the home or business if payment […]

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Roundup for Safety grant to provide solar safety

A $6,420 Roundup for Safety grant will be used to replace an obsolete solar power system at the historic Granite Park Chalet in Glacier National Park. Applicants said that having a functional system is critical to provide power for communications equipment used to ensure public safety in this heavily visited yet remote location. With hiker […]

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Roundup for Safety grant will help medical patients

A $10,000 Roundup for Safety grant will provide the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) in Libby with new and safer parking. Board President Donna Williams says the current parking lot has a treacherous slope. “We’ve had patients and staff members fall in the parking lot this past winter because the slope is dangerous and […]

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System improvement work planned for Libby

Flathead Electric Cooperative has scheduled a two-hour power outage for Thursday August 29, in Libby, in the areas of 2nd St. to Lincoln Blvd. and Utah Ave. to Nevada Ave. The interruption in service, which is set to begin at 4:30 a.m. and conclude around 6:30 a.m., is necessary for system maintenance and improvement. Attempts […]

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Severe storm leads to power outages

Approximately 20,000 members of Flathead Electric Co-op (FEC) experienced a power outage sometime Saturday, August 10 into Sunday, August 11 as a severe storm swept through northwest Montana, causing lightning, hail, heavy rain and gusty winds. The storm caused trees to fall on power poles and lines, leading to outages across FEC’s service territory from […]