April 19, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
28 iPads to be used in various ways by teachers, students

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 22, 2019) – Valley Electric Association has donated 28 computer tablets to the Nye County School District for use by Special Education Support Services. Most of the tablets will be used in the Special Education Support Services department for students with special needs, said Robert Williams, NCSD Director of Technology. “We also plan to send about five…

April 17, 2019 | News | Press Releases |
Financial statements accurately reflect Co-op's financial position

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 15, 2019) – Valley Electric Association released its 2018 audit today, and the report shows that the Cooperative’s 2018 financial statements “present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position” of VEA. The audit, dated April 5, 2019, was conducted by Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert & Moss, LLP, of Lubbock, Texas, and is posted to the Cooperative’s website…

April 15, 2019 | News | Press Releases |
Former Board President from Fish Lake Valley steps down early due to family considerations

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 15, 2019) – Longtime Valley Electric Board member John Maurer of Fish Lake Valley announced his retirement from the Board April 9, a few weeks earlier than he had originally planned. Maurer cited family health issues as the reason for the early decision. In a letter to the Board, Maurer wrote: “Please accept my early retirement from…

April 3, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
New phone software, extended office hours  

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 3, 2019) – Valley Electric Association has extended office hours and installed new phone software in moves that are expected to improve customer service for members, the Cooperative announced today. Electric and broadband customers now can conduct business from 7:30 a.m., until 5:30 p.m., daily Monday-Friday, said Bill Perna, Manager of Customer Service. In addition, new software…

April 1, 2019 | Uncategorized |
Fiduciary responsibilities and recall effort topics of discussion

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 1, 2019) – Valley Electric Association announced plans today to conduct a special member meeting to address concerns regarding fiduciary responsibilities and the process for recalling VEA Board members. The special meeting will be conducted immediately following VEA’s Annual Meeting on April 27 at Pahrump Valley High School. In announcing the special meeting, VEA Board President Ken…

March 19, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
John Maurer to step down after serving four terms

The Valley Electric Association Board of Directors will have a new member following the election of Kathleen Keyes in District 4 (Fish Lake Valley). In Amargosa Valley (District 2), incumbent Dave Hall will serve a second term after winning re-election overwhelmingly over Gerald Nalepa March 19. The margin was 3-1. Kathleen ran unopposed and will replace John Maurer who served…

March 13, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized | Upcoming Events |
13 vehicles, two trailers to be sold

To view VEA Vehicles to Be Auctioned CLICK HERE PAHRUMP, Nev.  – Valley Electric members will have the opportunity to bid on used fleet vehicles at the Cooperative’s annual meeting in April. Thirteen vehicles and two trailers will be auctioned to the highest bidders at the April 27 meeting at Pahrump Valley High School. “We have too many vehicles in…

March 5, 2019 | Media Coverage | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
Richard Peck has 47 years in utility industry

PAHRUMP, Nev. (March 4, 2019) – Richard Peck, a longtime utility executive, was named interim Chief Executive of Valley Electric Association Monday and will serve in that capacity until further notice, said Ken Derschan, President of the VEA Board of Directors. “Dick has a wealth of experience with cooperatives, and he should be a big help,” said Derschan. Peck, of…

February 27, 2019 | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |

PAHRUMP, Nev. (Feb 27, 2019) – Regarding recent events involving Valley Electric Association, we would like to assure members that VEA will cooperate fully and transparently with authorities. VEA regrets the current circumstances, and we have initiated our own internal investigation. We remain committed to our members. Services will not be affected.

February 14, 2019 | Media Coverage | News | Press Releases | Uncategorized |
No findings from forensic audit conducted following management transition

(The following was written by the Valley Electric Association Board of Directors and CEO Angela Evans.) By now many of Valley Electric Association’s members have read the February edition of Ruralite, as well as our press release on the rate increase and job reductions. In each of these communications we felt it important to talk to our members about the…

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