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February 7, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Valley’s Electric’s 1943 digger truck “adds authenticity” to “Backseat,” produced by Brad Pitt. VEA’s digger truck has role In film about Dick Cheney By Ginger Meurer One of Valley Electric Association’s own is set to join Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Alison Pill, Sam Rockwell, Bill Pullman, Shea Whigham, Adam Bartley, Tyler Perry, Stefania LaVie Owen and more big…




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,…




July 17, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

VEA Board of Directors Member Ken Derschan of Sandy Valley (District 5), recently completed his Gold Credential Certification, the highest level a Board member can receive from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). To earn the Gold Credential, Board members must complete 136 hours of training, covering topics like power grids, power supply, cash flow, by-laws and communications. As…




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…




April 7, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Incumbents Kenneth Derschan (District 5) and David Dawson (District 6) were re-elected to the Valley Communications Association Board of Directors. The VEA Board has six directors. Board members serve three-year terms. District 1 includes South Pahrump, roughly south of Highway 372; District 2 includes Amargosa Valley; District 3, Beatty; District 4, Fish Lake Valley; District 5, Sandy Valley; and District…




February 7, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Members one step closer to high-speed broadband By Vern Hee SANDY VALLEY, Nev. – The last remaining hurdle before fiber-optic cable could be hung on Valley Electric Power lines into Sandy Valley was cleared Jan. 8 during a meeting between officials from Valley and the Federal Bureau of Land Management. While other members of Valley began broadband service in 2016,…




July 12, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
Letter From the CEO

Valley Communications Association recently evaluated its fiber-optic construction schedule for 2018, which I want to discuss with you this month. Originally, we had planned to roll out fiber on a more ambitious schedule. Our construction plans for 2018 included the build-out of large areas of Pahrump for fiber-optic service, a huge capital investment and commitment by the Cooperative. Over the past…




June 15, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand Americans’ access to broadband by streamlining the application process required to construct broadband infrastructure on federal lands. One of the greatest inhibitors to broadband infrastructure expansion is the time it takes for federal agencies, particularly those that manage federal lands, to…




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