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VEA reopening office lobby to public June 29

Valley Electric Association will open its lobby to the public effective Monday, June 29.

VEA will be implementing enhanced safety measures, including closing the lobby between 1-2 p.m. daily for additional cleaning and sanitizing, limited occupancy in the lobby to maintain social distancing per COVID-19 guidelines, safeguards at all member service areas, added sanitizer stations and conducting all notary services by appointment only.

VEA encourages all members to continue to use available electronic means to conduct business when possible, specifically including new service applications for both electric and broadband available online at https://vea.coop/applications/

Other available services online include the option to change service bill date and stop service. Bill payments may be made through the SmartHub app on a mobile device, through online bill pay at https://vea.smarthub.coop/, the automated phone system at 775-727-5312 option 2, or at kiosks. Kiosk locations can be found at https://vea.coop/about-us/kiosk-locations/

Members, consumers and other guests who are ill or who have experienced COVID-19 symptoms over the previous 72 hours are advised to refrain from entering the building.

Vehicle in garage destroyed by fire

No serious injuries were reported after fire gutted a vehicle inside the garage of a home along the 2400 block of Zuni Avenue on Wednesday, April 10.

Need a good laugh? Join in a night of hilarious scholarship fundraising

Promising a “laugh-your-ass-off” night of hilarity and musical diversion, Sanders Family Winery is all set to host the Kiwanis Club of the Pahrump Valley Scholarship Fundraiser and its sure to be an amusing time for all involved.

$6.2M allocated to 10 projects

Nye County has earmarked about $6.2 million of its $12 million in Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) grant dollars for a total of 10 projects throughout the county.

GALLERY: Winners of the Pins & Needles Quilt Show

The Bob Ruud Community Center was transformed into a world of color and design during the 19th Annual Pins and Needles Quilt Show, a yearly event that offers a stage to fabric artists of all kinds while giving the community to chance to admire their array of masterpieces.

Nye County loans itself $5.78 million to shore up reserves

In an effort to shore up the financial reserves used to cover cash flow issues in the county general fund, Nye County is loaning itself $5.78 million.

Former Pahrump town manager dies

Bill Kohbarger suffered a brain aneurysm last week, according to his wife Lisa.

NyECC hosting weekly game nights — here’s how to join

Without positive social outlets, teens and young adults can easily find their way to troublesome avenues of expression, a reality that NyE Communities Coalition staffer Dale Willis knows from experience. That’s why, with the help of grant funding and a lot of personal passion, Willis has brought a brand new recreation option to the town – Tabletop Game Nights.

Butterfly Release to honor lost loved ones

A swirl of swallowtails will take to the sky this coming Sunday during the always moving Pahrump Butterfly Release, an annual event sponsored by Nathan Adelson Hospice.

Westfield Jewelers hosts Grand Re-Opening celebration

When it comes to local success stories, Josh Westerman and Darbie O’Donnell-Westerman are two prime examples of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Sun shines on Easter at Simkins

Though the previous day was a very rainy one indeed, Easter at Simkins Park was blessed with practically picture-perfect weather on Sunday, setting the stage for a day of celebration with friends and family.