VEA and Bombard Electric Announce 15-Megawatt Solar Energy Project in Pahrump, Nevada

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative, announced detailed information about the plan to begin construction this year on a 15-megawatt solar energy generation project in Pahrump, Nevada. Utilizing Nevada union workers and American-made materials, this solar project will generate affordable renewable energy while … [Read more...]

Key Accounts Coordinator Rebecca Oscarson Returns to VEA

PAHRUMP – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, announced the return of Rebecca Oscarson as the organization’s key accounts coordinator. As key accounts coordinator, Oscarson serves as the primary contact between VEA and various accounts, individuals and organizations that have a significant impact on the cooperative … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Opens Pahrump Location

PAHRUMP, NEV — Solutions Recovery Inc., a leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation center based in Las Vegas, announced the opening of its new Pahrump office on June 1. Located at 1306 E. Calvados Blvd., the office provides intensive outpatient (IOP) addiction treatments 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for adults 18 and older. “Overcoming addiction requires effective … [Read more...]

VEA to Discuss Cooperative’s History and Goals at Annual Meeting

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to raise awareness of its successful 50-year history and future plans, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, invites community members throughout its service territory to attend the cooperative’s 2015 Annual Meeting on April 25 at Pahrump Valley High School at 501 E. Calvada Blvd. in … [Read more...]

VEA Invites Members to District Meetings

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, is scheduled to host six district meetings across its service area in March. The meetings, which are open to all VEA members in their respective service districts, will provide attendees with valuable information about the cooperative’s achievements during the … [Read more...]

VEA Approves Retirement of $1.5 Million in Patronage Capital

PAHRUMP, Nevada – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is pleased to announce it has begun distributing payments from the retirement of $1.5 million in patronage capital that the cooperative’s Board of Directors approved during its November 2014 meeting. VEA began mailing the checks Friday, Jan. 23. All past members and current members with a retirement of more than $10 … [Read more...]

VEA Announces New Marketing Team Members

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to provide ongoing communication and transparency for community members across its service territory, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced it has hired two new marketing employees, Marketing and Media Relations Representative Thomas Moore and Community Relations … [Read more...]

VEA Hosts Annual Irrigation Meeting

PAHRUMP, Nev. - More than 80 people attended the Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) annual Irrigation Applications and Energy Efficiency Seminar in Fallon, Nevada on Dec. 5 to hear presentations from equipment dealers, experts in irrigation technology and agricultural academic researchers. The event’s speakers were: Jon Lee, Pump Check, Pumping Systems Analysts Brent … [Read more...]

Campaign Helps Fight Hunger; Nevada-Based Firm Lands New Jersey Contract; Workshop to Bring Fraud into Light

Social Media Campaign Helps Fight Hunger in Southern Nevada The SK+G Goose Summer Road Trip Campaign wrapped up on Thursday, Sept. 11 when Senior Vice President of Strategy Jim Gentleman and the SK+G Goose dropped off a $1,000 check to Three Square Food Bank—the only food bank in Southern Nevada. [Read more...] Smart City Networks Awarded Contract by Atlantic City Convention … [Read more...]

VEA Named Among Nevada’s Best Companies to Work For

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, announced it was recently named one of Nevada’s 2014 Best Companies to Work For by Nevada Business Magazine. VEA received the recognition as a result of the cooperative’s many efforts to support its employees through a variety of unique benefits and … [Read more...]

Groundbreaking for Downtown Las Vegas Clinic; Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada; Home Prices Holding Steady

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Hosts Groundbreaking Event for Clinic in Downtown Las Vegas Groundbreaking ceremony for VMSN’s new downtown Las Vegas clinic. Members of the community are invited to attend and receive information about the project. [Read more...] Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance's 'Engage Southern … [Read more...]

Local Incentives Now Available For Solar System Installation

Solar energy is quickly becoming a popular avenue for homeowners to save thousands on their energy bills and decrease their carbon footprint in the process.

Solar energy is quickly becoming a popular avenue for homeowners to save thousands on their energy bills and decrease their carbon footprints in the process. NV Energy recently opened its SolarGenerations program that can provide homeowners with a rebate of 40 cents per watt to approved new installations. American Patriot Solar, with its installation company U.S. Renewable … [Read more...]

Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer

Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and … [Read more...]

Best Companies to Work For: Taking Care of People

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job.

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job. While times have been tough for many Nevada businesses, as the state comes out of this recession, it is clear there are a number of companies who continue to go above and beyond for their employees. These businesses make it a priority to take … [Read more...]

VEA Receives Green Award from Las Vegas Business Press

PAHRUMP, NV – Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, announced the cooperative recently received a 2014 Green Award from the Las Vegas Business Press as a result of its efforts in developing one of the nation’s largest and most successful domestic solar water heating programs. The Las Vegas Business Press, … [Read more...]

VEA Encourages Community to Support Fill the Bucket Truck School Supply Drive on Aug. 2

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to support schools in southwestern Nevada, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, will host its annual Fill the Bucket Truck School Supply Drive on Aug. 2 at multiple locations in Pahrump. VEA encourages community members to participate by donating during the charitable event, which … [Read more...]

Vegas Home Prices Rise, Market Sees More Traditional Buyers

The median price of an existing single-family home sold in Southern Nevada during June was $199,900 - the highest mark since September 2008. This is according to recent statistics released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR). The median price is 2.5 percent higher than May and up over 14 percent compared to June 2013. GLVAR President Heidi Kasama called … [Read more...]

Valley Electric Association Continues Workforce Expansion with New Staff Members

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced it recently hired five new staff members, with many of them filling high-ranking positions. VEA has hired a total of seven new employees since January, the latest additions in the cooperative’s ongoing workforce expansion. VEA increased its number … [Read more...]

Improvements Coming to East Downtown in Reno

Reno's East Fourth Street will be transformed during the second annual Positively 4th Street Better Block Project event. Considered "the gateway" to downtown Reno, Fourth Street is home to several historical properties but is in need of upgrades and repair. Local businesses are looking to spruce up the area through landscaping, adding a two-way bicycle lane, re-striping … [Read more...]

VEA to Launch New 24-Hour EasyPay Kiosk at Smith’s on June 2

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to provide its members with a convenient new location for paying their power bills, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, is set to introduce a new EasyPay Kiosk at the Pahrump location of Smith’s Food & Drug on June 2. Located within the Smith’s store at 601 S. Nevada Highway 160 in … [Read more...]