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Welcome to the Mesa Hotline School

The Mesa Hotline School serves as a model for providing training for privately-owned and non-profit utilities companies. Manufacturers and consultants combine in a total effort to offer the ultimate in repair and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution.

The school located in Grand Junction Colorado held the first two weeks in May, is unique in that it is the only program of its type in the western United States. The school consists of two one-week sessions. It enrolls participants from Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Nevada, Kansas, Oregon, Washington, California, New Mexico, Nebraska, Alaska, and other states. Experienced instructors from manufacturers and companies are screened by the instructional committees of the school to provide the expert training necessary to keep a constant flow of electrical power to consumers.

In Memory of Mike Dean

Early Saturday morning January 26, 2019 our dear brother Mike Dean stepped from this world to the next, a journey he has long looked forward to making.

Mike loved life and everyone in his life, with a special love for Vickie and his son, but if you were between him and his grandsons you best move or get run over! Everything Mike accomplished was for his family. He wanted them to be as proud of him as he was of them, and they are.  Mike gained a winning attitude and work ethic from his parents who he often said “brung me up right”, and it was obvious to all of us that he certainly made his folks proud!

Some people possess the ability to bring joy to everyone around them, a rare quality that Mike had in abundance.  This joy and happiness that we all were blessed to know was just one of the many gifts he was given by God, and Mike used it well, spreading love to everyone he encountered.  It is rare indeed that a man goes through life and into the next, without having some enemies, but Mike accomplished this.  No one has ever met the man, who met the man, who knew of a man, who had the slightest ill will or evil speak about Mike, quite the contrary, he was loved by all.

Mike often expressed how blessed he was for being a part of the electrical industry and given the opportunity to help people with his talents. He loved everyone in the industry and always understood how his role was so important to the linemen and their families. A man could live two lifetimes and never meet a better teacher; he loved to teach and it showed!  Mike Dean always was, from the time he started until he could no longer do it, the best teacher.  He had the most sought- after class the Mesa Hotline School has ever had. There may come the day that another will rival his ability, but there will never be a more devoted teacher than Mike.

Someone once said; “Mike Dean has saved the lives and well being of countless line hands with his good work.”   And to that we all say” Amen”!

Mesa Hotline School will be hosting a Celebration of Life honoring Mike Dean from 7:00-9:00 PM on Wednesday May 8th at the Double Tree Hotel: 743 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, Colorado

Mike requested donations to the Hot Line School Scholarship fund in lieu of flowers.  He loved his Linemen!

Donations can be sent to David Williams
Mesa Hotline School
Secretary/Treasurer
45150 County Rd 118
Limon Co 80828

2019 Mesa Hotline School

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 MESA HOTLINE SCHOOL WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 4, 2019 AT 8:00 A.M. MST. Member Registration $150. Non-Member Registration $275. Per Class, Instructors and Company Representatives are at no cost.

Members – Week 1

May 6 – 9, 2019

Register Here

Non Members – Week 1

May 6 – 9, 2019

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Instructor Registration

Week 1 and Week 2

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Members – Week 2

May 13 – 16, 2019

Register Here

Non Members – Week 2

May 13 – 16, 2019

Register Here

Company Rep Registration

Week 1 and Week 2

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Mesa Hotline School has a block of rooms reserved at the Doubletree in Grand Junction for $101 per night. Please call 970-241-8888 to make your reservation.

Refunds for student registration will be granted with either written or verbal notification with a minimum of 45 days notice prior to the first week of the scheduled Mesa Hotline School. Refund requests not meeting this criteria will be subject to approval by the Mesa Hotline School President. Emergencies such as a major storm or death in the family are reasonable requests for refund and will be subject to approval by the Mesa Hotline School President or Vice President.

Important Information

  • For ALL Classes: Students must bring their own hard hats, safety glasses, long sleeved shirts, work boots, hand tools, sun screen and other related PPE.
  • Gloving and Hot Tension Stringing Classes: Students must bring their own rubber gloves, rubber sleeves, harnesses, hand tools, and proper PPE.
  • Sticking Classes: Students must bring their own rubber gloves, climbing tools, hand tools, and proper PPE.
  • Underground Classes: Students must bring personal PPE.
  • Transmission Class: Students must bring their own climbing tools, hand tools, and personal PPE.
  • Lunch is not provided for the classroom training. A banquet will be held Thursday evening of each week for all Mesa Hotline School Participants.
  • Lunch is provided in the field each Monday (NESCO Speciality Rentals), Tuesday & Wednesday (Altec), with tables and chairs provided by (Irby).
  • BBQ supper each Tuesday evening 4:30-6:30 at the field sponsored by (Border States Electric).
  • CEUSA will be hosting a trap shooting event each Monday evening at 5:00. CEUSA will pay for the first 100 rounds, bring your shotgun (a few will be available for use), shells, hearing and eye protection. Directions on the Program & Events tab.