VEA Spotlight
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…




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 14, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS

Helping others, assisting with economic development By Vern Hee On a typical day, Valley Electric Association Key Accounts Coordinator Beth Lee talks with 20-30 member-owners, trying to resolve issues or answer question. After her long day taking on Valley Electric challenges, you might think Beth would seek the peace and quiet of home, but she doesn’t. Instead, in her off…




June 5, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
40 Minutes from Strip, But It’s Like the Wild West
Sandy Valley residents tend to have a live-and-let-live attitude, says Ken Derschen, who owns a grocery store in town.

Ken Derschan, above, a longtime Sandy Valley resident, says residents tend to have a live-and-let-live attitude. By John M. Glionna Photos by John Glionna SANDY VALLEY, Nev. – Take a hard left heading west on Good Springs Road, not far from Interstate-15, and you’ll enter a world straight out of your grandfather’s time. The route abruptly changes character, becoming an…




October 30, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
Prepare your home for cooler weather

By Vern Hee Winter is just around the corner. We will soon put away shorts and sunscreen and break out our favorite sweaters and coats. We also have to prepare our homes for the cool-down. Valley Electric Association’s vast service area receives varying amounts of snow, but the air can have a bite everywhere with the mercury dropping well below…




June 5, 2018 | VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS
Historic Year Highlights Dreams, Evolution

By Vern Hee Photos by David Becker, Jeff Scheid, Mark Duvall Nearly 700 members and guests packed the Pahrump Valley High School Gym April 28 as Valley Electric Association celebrated a remarkable and historic year. VEA members watched a video that recapped VEA’s successes in 2017, its future and the prospects of the Cooperative’s subsidiaries. Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy…




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