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Valley Electric set for annual meeting in Pahrump

Danny Koker of Counts Kustoms in Las Vegas and host of the History Channel’s hit TV series “Counting Cars” will join Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, a six-time Olympic champion in swimming, as guest speakers at Valley Electric Association’s Annual Meeting, 1 p.m., April 28 at Pahrump Valley High School.

“We are excited to have Danny Koker and Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, who will engage and inspire members by reminding them that anything is possible with faith, determination and effort,” VEA CEO Thomas Husted said in a statement. “Both Amy and Danny exemplify that there are many paths to success and happiness and many challenges that must be confronted.”

The theme for the annual meeting is “Our Community. Our Co-op. Our Evolution.”

“The last 12 months have been remarkable in many ways for Valley,” Husted said. “The annual meeting is a time to celebrate how Valley has served our communities this past year and how we will continue to serve regardless of the challenges that are sure to come.”

At the 2018 VEA annual meeting, details of the major projects initiated by the cooperative in 2017 will be highlighted, the VEA said, including:

■ The sale of the 230-kV transmission line and the positive impacts the sale has had on communities served and members’ lives.

■ The rollout of high-speed fiber-optic communication to communities throughout VEA’s vast service territory.

■ Beatty becoming the first all-fiber community and its spinoff effects on health care, businesses and education.

■ Sandy Valley getting high-speed broadband after a nearly two-year delay.

■ Valley Communications Association expanding digital services to include high-speed broadband, digital TV and digital phone.

The VEA’s community solar project going online, becoming the largest active community solar project.

Check the Pahrump Valley Times for coverage of the meeting.

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