Bighorn Fire Update

As scheduled, Trico turned off its generator to perform maintenance earlier this morning (7-6-2020).  The maintenance was completed, and the generator was refueled.  The generator has been restarted and is currently operating.

Power has been restored to most of Mt. Lemmon.  This includes, Summerhaven, Radio Ridge, Soldiers Camp, Mt. Bigelow, Organization Ridge, Palisades, Girl Scout Camp and Willow Canyon.  The east slope of Mt. Lemmon remains deenergized.   

Trico continues to work with fire officials to assess the extent of any damage to the line serving Mt. Lemmon.  It may be necessary to deenergize certain lines as firefighters continue their work.  We will continue to provide updates on our website ( and on social media.

Thank you to the firefighters who continue to do a great job of protecting Mt. Lemmon.

If you have questions, please contact Trico dispatch at 520-744-2944. We will continue to provide updates at and on social media.


Trico is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. Since 2008, Trico has awarded $480,000 in POWER Grants to local non-profit organizations in Southern Arizona. Past donations have helped food banks, fire departments, schools, youth groups, veteran’s groups and more.
In May, ten organizations received $40,000 (see chart at right). Another $40,000 will be awarded in the fall. Last year, 28 organizations received $80,000 in POWER Grants. Here are a few examples of how Trico’s POWER Grants are helping the community.
Marana Unified School District was awarded $10,000 for its Power Pack program, which provides nutritious and healthy snacks for students to eat over the weekend. Studies have shown that students in the program are sick less often, have fewer stomach aches, and are more eager and ready to learn. Student learning and attendance also improves drastically. The Power Pack program serves 140 students at four elementary schools within the Trico service area – Estes, Picture Rocks, Gladden Farms and Roadrunner.
Sprint 2019 Power Grants Winners
“Our students and their families are very appreciative of the Power Packs they receive, and this is made possible largely through the Power Grant,” said Cynthia Ruich, Director of Student Services. “Thank you for your continued support!”
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona received $2,000 for their summer camp on Mt. Lemmon. Girl Scout camp provides girls with the opportunity to connect with nature, participate in educational environmental and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming, and develop practical life skills. Twenty-one girls in Trico’s service area were able to attend camp.
“Your support of our resident camp scholarship fund has leveled the playing field for underserved girls by providing the means for them to go to camp,” said Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer. “You are giving an incredible gift of lifelong memories and formative experiences to future leaders, as well as their caregivers, and for this, we cannot thank you enough.”
Mt. Lemmon Fire used its $1,500 POWER Grant to bring the district into compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
“Thank you again for the opportunity to become better at serving our community and for the opportunity to operate more safely,” said Mike Cuestas, Mount Lemmon Fire Captain. “We are now compliant with mandated air testing and air fill procedures.”

With your help, we can continue to support the community. POWER Grants are funded by the Trico Electric Charitable Trust, which receives donations from Members who choose to round up their bill to the nearest dollar. Click here to contribute to Operation Round-up.

Trico Electric is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.
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8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658

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