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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…




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…




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…




September 27, 2017 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

First all-fiber community in Nevada after buildout Just a few weeks ago, veteran school counselor Teresa Sullivan was monitoring two classrooms full of freshmen and sophomores taking a Nye County-issued academic test at Beatty High School. Too many students were struggling — and it wasn’t because of the difficulty of the questions. It was the Internet connection. They kept losing…




February 7, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Jay Losofsky, a longtime Valley Electric Association member-owner, and his wife, Kim, are both ardent conservationists. Their passion for the environment led them to make a $500 donation to Valley Electric Association’s Operation Round Up program. “It’s a positive thing to have money to make a donation to the fund,” Jay said. The Losofskys contribution is one of the larger…




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