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Former commissioner Hollis to discuss Yucca Mountain

The history and value of the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository is the topic for tomorrow’s lecture at the Pahrump Valley Museum and Historical Society.

Resident and former Nye County Commissioner Gary Hollis is Saturday’s guest speaker.

Hollis moved to the Pahrump Valley in 1969 where he worked at the Nevada Test Site as a driller for nearly 20 years.

As a former member of the Pahrump Town Board from 1996 to 2000, Hollis served as chairman of the board for two separate years.

He also served two terms as a Nye County commissioner, when elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.

Hollis has been a liaison commissioner to the Nuclear Waste Project Program. Along with a panel of experts, Hollis will answer questions and present information on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.

Born in Florence, Alabama, Hollis moved to Las Vegas as a child in 1960.

He also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

The Pahrump Valley Museum and Historical Society is located at 401 East Basin Avenue, just west of Highway 160.

The lecture is scheduled for 1 p.m. and admission is free.

For additional information, call 775-751-1970, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hollis is the current president of the Pahrump Valley Museum Board of Directors.

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