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… [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… [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… [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… [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… [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 of employees by… [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 traffic… [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… [More...]

VEA Releases Economic Impact Report

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, recently released its 2013 Economic Impact Report, offering detailed information about the organization’s significant growth and ongoing contributions to Nevada. The 31-page report covers a wide variety of topics, including VEA’s impact on economic development, employment and tax revenue. The report also… [More...]

Best Year in Five Years for Southern Nevada’s Industrial Real Estate Market

Southern Nevada’s industrial real estate market enjoyed one of its best years in recent memory. That is according to a recent report provided by Colliers International – Las Vegas. “Without a doubt, 2013 was the best year Southern Nevada’s industrial real estate market has had in five years,” said Colliers’ research director John Stater. “Hopefully, it… [More...]

VEA Executive Named 2013 CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power

Valley Electric Association announced that CEO Tom Husted has been named the 2013 Small Utility CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power.

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced that CEO Tom Husted has been named the 2013 Small Utility CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power, a nationwide energy trade publication. The award recognizes VEA’s rapid expansion and significant community contributions under Husted’s leadership. “I believe this… [More...]

VEA Begins Accepting Applications for Annual Scholarships

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to support the success of Nevada’s future leaders, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has started accepting applications for its annual scholarships. Each year, VEA awards a variety of post-secondary education scholarships to assist the cooperative’s members and their children. The Pahrump-based cooperative will award six scholarships in 2014, including:… [More...]

VEA Offers Online Account Access with SmartHub

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, recently introduced a free online application known as SmartHub that allows its members to pay their bills and view detailed information about their energy usage from a computer, smartphone or tablet. “VEA is aware that a growing number of consumers are… [More...]

Valley Electric Association Launches 24-Hour EasyPay Kiosk

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, recently introduced its new EasyPay Kiosk, which members can utilize at any hour of the day or night to pay their bills and access their accounts. The outdoor kiosk is located next to VEA’s drive-up service window at 800 E. Highway… [More...]

Valley Electric Association Receives $5,000 Grant for Solar Water Heating Program

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Nevada  Governor’s Office of Energy to support the cooperative’s rapidly growing domestic solar water heating program. Since introducing the program in 2009, VEA has grown to become a nationally recognized leader in the promotion, installation… [More...]

PUCN Dismisses NV Energy Complaint in Creech Air Force Base Dispute

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 45,000 consumers in southwestern Nevada, achieved a significant victory, as the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) formally dismissed a complaint filed by NV Energy in response to VEA’s $36.6 million contract to purchase, maintain and operate the electric distribution infrastructure… [More...]

Valley Electric Association Restores Cooperative’s First Truck, Preserves Piece of Nevada History

In an effort to honor the rich history of southwestern Nevada and celebrate the longevity of Valley Electric Association has restored its very first truck.

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to honor the rich history of southwestern Nevada and celebrate the longevity of Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), the Pahrump-based cooperative has restored its very first truck, a 1943 Chevrolet power pole digger, to pristine working condition. The digger truck, which was the first piece of mechanized equipment utilized by… [More...]

VEA’s ‘Fill the Bucket Truck’ School Supply Drive Raises 22 Bucket-Loads

Valley Electric Association Inc. is proud to announce the success of its seventh annual “Fill the Bucket Truck” school supply drive generated 22 buckets.

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA) is proud to announce the success of its seventh annual “Fill the Bucket Truck” school supply drive, which generated enough donations from community members to fill 22 buckets, or 319 cubic feet, of school supplies. As done each year following the event, ambassadors of the Pahrump-based electric… [More...]