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The Energy Council

is a nonprofit trade organization that promotes safe and responsible oil and natural gas development in La Plata County. Individual and company members work to build community relations, increase public understanding, and address public issues relative to the industry.

Scholarships and Grants

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Since the Energy Council's first fundraising golf tournament in 1996, we have raised and distributed over $200,000.00 through scholarships and numerous community grants in La Plata County. This tournament is supported by the members of the La Plata County Energy Council. Each year the tournament continues to grow enabling us to increase our positive impact in La Plata County. This year the goal is to raise $25,000.00 for this community giving program.

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Animas High School

Alexandra S. Rodd

Bayfield High School

Thomas Schleeter
Ben Young

Durango High School

Markieah O'Rand
Alex Ornales - Lozano
Dayne A. Rowley


2014 Scholarship Recipients

Animas High School

Lacey Meek

Bayfield High School

Hannah Turner
Michael Semler

Durango High School

Emma Russell
Shelia Prentice

Ignacio High School

Kelton Richmond


2013 Scholarship Recipients

Bayfield

Layne Bulwan
Matthew Eckstein
James Young
Jordyn Harrison
Sadie Yates
Alexis Green

Durango

Lane Joseph
Shantell Smith
Kelsey Jordan

Ignacio

David Storey

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Bayfield

Austin Riley
Candace B. Shaw
Haley Kathleen Goddard
Kendall Mimmack

Durango

Miranda Rayburn
Daniel Rowley
Chantel Campbell

Ignacio

Dusty Mangus

La Plata County Energy Council Grant Recipients

4CORE - 2014
American Cancer Society - Relay for Life - 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Animas Museum - 2004
Animas Valley PTO - 2003
American Red Cross of La Plata County - 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014
Armed Forces Support Coalition - 2006, 2007, 2008
Basin High School Rodeo Team - 2008
Bayfield High School - Band Uniforms - 2006
Bayfield High School Classes of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 - After Prom Party
BearSmart! - 2007
Big Brothers Big Sisters of La Plata County - 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Blueprints of Hope
Cadence Therapeutic Riding - 2006, 2009, 2011
Chapman Hill Improvements Association - 1998
Children's Museum of Durango - 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006
Colorado Mounted Rangers - 2002, 2003
Community Connections - 2011, 2012
Community Foundation - Leadership La Plata High School - 2007
Community Foundation - Youth in Agriculture - 2008
Community Foundation - 2013, 2014
Community Foundation - SW Rural Philanthropy Days Conference - 2014
Durango Arts Center - 2006, 2011
Durango Barbershopper - 2013, 2014, 2015
Durango Community Access Television - 2000
Durango Demon Booster Club - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Durango Derailers - 2012
Durango Discovery Museum - 2007, 2011
Durango Education Foundation - 1999, 2000, 2003, 2014
Durango High School, After Prom Party - 2009, 2010, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Durango Nature Studies - 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008
Durango RR Historical Society - 2006
Escalante Parent Organization - 2009, 2011
Eye and Ear Program - 2011
Garden Project of Southwest Colorado - 2004, 2006, 2014
Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County - 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007
High School Leadership La Plata - 2006
Hope Christian Academy - 2013, 2014
Housing Solutions for the Southwest - 2007
Ignacio Future Farmers of America - 2013, 2014
Ignacio High School - 2008
KidTime After School Program
KSUT - 2000-2006, 2008, 2010
La Plata- Archuleta Cattlemen's Association - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
La Plata County 4-H - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
La Plata County 4-H Horse Council - 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
La Plata County Extension Office - Weed Symposium, 2008, 2009, 2014
La Plata County Fair - Catch It! - 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
La Plata County Sheriff's Office - National Police Dog Foundation - 2014
La Plata Family Center Coalition - 2014, 2015 
La Plata Historical Society - Community Heritage Awards - 2010   
La Plata County NOAA Consortium - 2001
La Plata Open Space Conservancy - 2007, 2011
La Plata Youth Services - 2000
La Plata Economic Action Development - 2010
Leadership La Plata - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
Liberty School - 2014     
Life Church - Early Childhood Care - 2009
Manna Soup Kitchen - 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Mercy Health Foundation - 2006
Music in the Mountains - 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012
Music in the Mountains Goes to School - 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014
Needham Elementary School - 2000
Operation Healthy Communities - 2005
Park Elementary School - 2000, 2001
Partners in Education - 2000
Pine River Arena Association - 1999
Pine River Times - Newspapers in Education - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Pine River Community Learning Center - 2014
Project Linus – Durango Area Chapter - 2001
Project Merry Christmas - 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Riverhouse Children's Center - 2012
Riverview TEAM - 2001
Ropers and Lopers 4-H Club - 2000
San Juan Basin Health Department - 2001
San Juan County Jr./Sr. Rodeo Association - 2000-2007
Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO) - 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
Southwest Silverados Drill Team - 2000
Southwest Colorado Cares - Red Cross, 2001 September 11th
Southwest Colorado Chapter - ARC, 2002 Missionary Ridge
Sunnyside Elementary School - 2006
Spring Creek Community Association - 1999, 2002
Trails 2000 - 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012
Tri- County Early Childhood Program - 2006
Volunteers of America - 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Women's Resource Center - 1999, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2012
Youth Baseball of La Plata County - 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008 - 2012
Women's Resource Center - 1999, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2012
Youth Baseball of La Plata County - 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008 - 2013