So how's your propane bill? There's a meeting Thursday to talk with the community's supplier.
Everyone's familiar with the run-up in gas prices at the pump, but they're rivaled by increases in propane, which is a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining. Propane costs of about $2.50 a gallon this winter have raised Murieta's heating bills to a new high, and they've done the same nationally.
On Thursday at 10 a.m., representatives of Kamps Propane will be at the Rancho Murieta Association Building to talk about pricing and answer questions from propane customers.
According to RMA General Manager David Stiffler, 720 households belong to the cooperative Kamps operates in the community under an agreement with the association.