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Strong BEC turns away from merger

By Eleanor Guerrero
Carbon County News
December 8, 2016

“The Board of Trustees has shifted their focus to a full analysis of maintaining BEC as an independent, standalone cooperative,” announced a Monday, Dec. 1, Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BEC) press release.  After a significant turning point following the Nov. 17 board meeting, the board appeared to have changed course away from merger. Several factors were at play.

Electric co-op seeks feedback

By Scott Kolb
Cody Enterprise
November 21, 2016

A survey completed last month shows members of the Beartooth Electric Cooperative are more satisfied with their rural utility than they were four years ago.

In customer satisfaction ratings, the co-op improved over survey results in 2012. Although many of the members of the co-op are in Montana, there are still a number of members in Park County.

Co-op Members Rate Beartooth Electric

November 14, 2016
Contact: Jim Webb, General Manager, Beartooth Electric Cooperative,

BEC Members rate Cooperative existence as important

By Eleanor Guerrero
Carbon County News
November 10, 2016

We Hear You - 2016 Annual Survey Results

Thank you to each of our members who took the time to give feedback. The Annual Member Survey closed November 1 and we had over 500 respondents!


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Crucial Questions follow BEC Annual Meeting

By Eleanor Guerrero
Carbon County News
October 6, 2016

The Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BEC) Annual Meeting could only raise some issues that continue to be investigated. Board Member and BEC Risk Management Committee Chair, Arleen Boyd, discussed some of the Major Questions regarding merger between Lower Valley Energy and BEC. 

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At BEC Annual Meeting, BEC ponders its future

By Eleanor Guerrero
Carbon County News
October 6, 2016

The Beartooth Electric Cooperative (BEC) Annual Meeting took place at Roberts High School on Sept. 24. After surviving a complex bankruptcy and managing to exit the Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, Inc. BEC leadership acknowledged both how far they had come and that other major issues are looming large on the horizon. 


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