11/15/2011 SDHSAA Volleyball Coverage on Valley Video

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SDHSAA Volleyball Coverage on Valley Video

Valley Video is pleased to announce that the 2011 State High School Volleyball Tournaments (November 17, 18, & 19) will be broadcast LIVE on Valley Video Channels 297, 298, & 299.

Channel 297 – Class AA

Channel 298 – Class A

Channel 299 – Class B

 
Match Schedule:
Session 1: Thursday, Nov 17 – 12pm, 1:45pm
Session 2: Thursday, Nov 17 – 6pm, 7:45pm
Session 3: Friday, Nov 18 – 10am, 11:45am
Session 4: Friday, Nov 18 – 4pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm
Session 5: Saturday, Nov 19 – 9am, 10:45am
Session 6: Saturday, Nov 19 – 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
 

These LIVE broadcasts are in cooperation with SDPB, SDN Communications and its member companies, including Valley Telecommunications Cooperative.

Good Luck to the Herreid-Selby Area Lady Wolverines and the Mobridge-Pollock Tigers…from all of us at Valley!

Valley Names LaCoursiere as GM

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Valley Names LaCoursiere as GM

Valley Telecommunications Cooperatives Board of Directors has announced that Valleys Plant Manager, Darin LaCoursiere, has been named the General Manager/CEO of Valley Telecommunications, effective November 15, 2011. LaCoursiere replaces former General Manager John Tormoehlen who announced his retirement last month.

To read the entire press release, please click here.

National Emergency Services Test

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National Emergency Services Test

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at approximately 1PM Central Time, the federal government will conduct the first-ever end-to-end national test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS. The test will occur simultaneously on all radio and broadcast, cable, and satellite TV systems and will last about 30 seconds. The purpose of the test is to ensure that, if ever needed, a Presidential alert message that warns of a national emergency could be disseminated throughout the nation. It is important that the public be made aware of the test so that the 9-1-1 system is not flooded with calls, forcing 9-1-1 centers to divert resources away from actual emergencies.

Valley Begins General Manager Search

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Valley Begins General Manager Search

Valley Telecommunications Cooperatives Board of Directors has announced the retirement of General Manager/CEO John Tormoehlen effective October 31, 2011. Tormoehlen joined Valleys staff on September 1, 2005. John and his wife Cynthia, moved to Herreid from Forsyth, Montana where John served for eight years as the Marketing Manager for Range Telephone. Prior to his time in the telephone industry, John spent two years in sales and 25 years in education as both a teach, and administrator. The Tormoehlens are in the process of relocating to Tampa, Florida.

Valley Board President, Dean Wessel stated, Valley will work hard to ensure that the transition to a new General Manager is as seamless as possible to Valleys members. The Board of Directors is in the process of searching for a new General Manager and interviews will take place in the near future.

Valley Video to Provide Local Content

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Valley Video to Provide Local Content

Valley Telecommunications is pleased to announce that local content will soon be available to Valley Video subscribers. Valley is currently in the testing phase of providing live coverage of the Napoleon (ND) Livestock Sale on Thursdays and the Herreid Livestock Sale on Fridays. This project is a joint effort of Valley Telecommunications and BEK Communications of Steele, ND. Valleys Plant Manager Darin LaCoursiere added, Valley is working hard to provide our members with local content that is pertinent to our rural local areas that will enhance the service that they receive from Valley. By providing this type of service, we are adding value to the Video product that we provide. The livestock sales for both barns are currently offered via the internet as a live webcast, but LaCoursiere added, The addition of the live video tv feed on our cable system is another avenue for our members to watch and assess the markets across two states.

Following the testing phase, the Livestock Sales may be viewed on the Valley Video Special Events Channel 290. If these broadcasts go well, we hope to offer additional local content for our members in the future, said LaCoursiere.