Press Releases
October 5, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
Interim CEO gets nod after nationwide search

Pahrump, Nev. (Oct. 5, 2018) – Angela Evans of Valley Electric Association has been named CEO of the Cooperative, VEA Board President Ken Derschan announced today. Evans has served as Interim CEO since replacing the previous CEO, who left the company in early May. “We are confident in Angela’s leadership and vision to serve the best interest of Valley’s members,…




August 12, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
Valley Electric Association partners with the Governor’s Office of Energy to kick off Phase II of the Nevada Electric Highway, Utilizing Volkswagen settlement funds for EV charging station in Amargosa Valley

AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. (August 9, 2018) – The Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) and Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) are announcing the most recent expansion and first electric vehicle (EV) charging station of the Nevada Electric Highway (NEH) initiative Phase II, utilizing Volkswagen settlement funds. NEH is a GOE-led initiative that seeks to advance EV charging stations along major…




December 8, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
Employees encouraged to do their part

By Vern Hee As part of its emphasis on the Seven Cooperative Principles, Valley Electric Association encourages its employees to become involved in the communities it serves and to lend a hand wherever they can. VEA and its employees try to do their part to assist efforts like cleaning up the desert, giving a boost to down-and-out veterans or collecting…




July 12, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

The Valley Electric Association Board of Directors has elected a new Board President, Kenneth “Ken” Derschan, who represents Sandy Valley, District 5. Ken replaces John Maurer of Fish Lake Valley District 4, who held the position for the past six years. In accordance with the VEA Bylaws, the Board of Directors elect officers after the annual meeting. John said it…




January 30, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

From 38 megabits per second to 1 gigabit PAHRUMP, Nev. (Jan. 30, 2017) – With fiber-optic communications installation at Nye County offices on Calvada completed in January, workers are experiencing more reliable video conferencing, are better able to move large data files faster and more efficiently, and they are looking forward to improved emergency response times. Milan Dimic, Director of…




April 25, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Senator Pledges assistance with key issues confronting Cooperative PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 24, 2017) – U.S. Sen. Dean Heller on Saturday praised efforts by Valley Electric Association to bring high-speed communications to rural areas of Western Nevada. Sen. Heller was the keynote speaker at the meeting, attended by approximately 1,200 members at Pahrump Valley High School. Heller pledged his support and…




March 16, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Switch, VEA, CC Comm Partnership Connects Northern, Southern Nevada LAS VEGAS (Mar. 1, 2017) — Lightning fast fiber-optic communications will soon be a reality in remote areas of Nevada, thanks to a partnership involving Switch, the world’s leading data center and technology infrastructure ecosystem corporation and two rural Silver State utilities, officials from the companies announced today. Valley Communications Association…




October 4, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Pahrump, NV (October 2, 2018) — Valley Electric Association, Inc., will roll out a new payment kiosk in Sandy Valley on Oct. 8 with Beatty and Amargosa soon to follow. Each payment kiosk will be located at the local VEA warehouse. In Sandy Valley the VEA warehouse is on 1150 Quartz Ave, in Amargosa 33 S. Power Line Rd. and…




December 8, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
For Tim Hafen, it began in 1951 with a 25-foot trailer and no running water

By John M. Glionna In those hard-bitten early days, what a hungry Tim Hafen dreamed about most was something as simple as a hamburger and milkshake. The year was 1951, and Tim was a rangy 19-year-old cowboy who had grown up on a dairy farm in Mesquite. Then his father got the chance to buy 840 acres across the mountains…




July 15, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
The desires of our members shape our outlook.

Valley Electric supports the Energy Choice Initiative, which will be on the November ballot as Question 3. Our support begins with our member-consumers, who overwhelmingly voted yes on the initiative in 2016 when the same question was put before voters. As a member-owned cooperative, we believe that the desires of our members should shape our outlook. The Energy Choice initiative…




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