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February 13, 1997

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8 Thursday, February 13, 1997 Pahrump V alle Gazette , ,, No new taxes for C CSN center noted by Mary Ann McNeiU Gazette Staff A task force compiled to study the situation wants to emphasize that Pahrump citizens will not be levied new taxes to build a Community College of Southern Nevada Rural Education Center proposed to be placed next to the Pahrump Valley High School. Governor Bob Miller em- phasized during his state of the state address on January 23rd that the bulk of the State' s ad valorem taxes should be used for education. And Pahrump wants its share of those tax monies. Ad Valorem taxes are sim- ply the property taxes that homeowners pay yearly. Sally Devlin, a Pahrump citizen activist and proponent of the center, stated that from the $.15 rate taxpayers pay to the state on annual property tax bills, only a Department of Motor Vehicles building has been built by Nevada in Pahrump. Pahrump now has to put forth an urgent, concen- trated effort to get the education center built here, the task force concluded. It was reported that areas like Overton, Logandale (7,000 combined population), Mesquite (7,700 population), and Gardnerville (4,400 population) are also interested in a CCSN facility, and Pahrump might have to lobby against them to get it. The Task Force believes that a convincing argument can be made to bring the facility to i i NOTICE Pursuant to NRS 244.085(7), the Nye County Board of Commissioners will hold its second meeting of February on Tuesday, February 18, 1997, at the Bob Ruud Community Center located on Highway 160 & East Basin Road, Pahrump, Nevada. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Publish: February 13, 1997 it t m iJ i i t Hml "$3 million to make appropriations for a high-tech center in Pahrump" Pahrump with an estimated population of between 20,000 to 25,000. At a special town board meeting held Saturday, January 18, a motion to form a task force to lobby state legislators to build the education center in Pahrump was passed 5-0. The task force was to be composed of school representatives, town officials and citizens. The effort has already paid off since Assemblyman Roy Neighbors has drafted a bill number 1195 for $3 million to "make appropriations for a high-tech center in Pahrump," according to Orlando Sandoval, Associate Vice President for Planning and Campus Sites for CCSN. As- semblywoman Kathy Von Tobel of the Mesquite and Overton areas has also drafted a bill asking for $6 million tbr a CCSN center in those areas. It is not certain whether two centers could be built, or only one. The $3 million for Pahrump includes the building and equipment. Appropriations for these rural centers have been in the planning stages for 2 1/2 years. Very clear lines of defini- tion have been drawn between county school districts and state education expenditures, said Sandoval. "There are. things like 50-year leases drawn for property," he said, "and the system has worked for other areas." The newly-formed Pahrump task force met for the first time at the PVHS library on February 6. The task force is composed of: Reggie Knight, Chairman, a retired member of NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Em- ployees, who has a lot of previous lobbying experience; Jerry Hill, Principal, PVHS and school district representa- five; Len Smith, Town Attorney; Scott Neilson, Town Manager; Charlie Gronda, Town Board Member; Candice Trummel, high school student representative; Mary Ann McNeill, Pahrump Valley Gazette Publisher; Bob Dandy, leader of the School to Work program; and Don Rust. Committee leaders chosen at the February 6 meeting were: Speaker Committee, Bob Dandy; Petition Commit- tee, Diana Stiles; Publicity, Mary Ann McNeill; and Sally Devlin will serve as a liaison to the town. Scott Neilson will serve as secretary for the group. All meetings of the task force are open to the public for their input and everyone is urged to sign petitions which will be circulated in the next few weeks at many local busi- nesses. Everyone is urged to write our State Representatives to voice support for the project. Addresses are: Assembly, Roy Neighbors, P.O. Box 33, Tonopah, Nevada, 89049, and Senate, Mike McGinness, 770 Wildes Road, Fallon, Ne- vada, 89046-78434. Chuck Hudson won $10,000 this weekend on the newest table game in the valley at the Saddle West Casino. Chuck won the $10,000 on Vegas Aces, an exclusive game to the Saddle West. The game was just put on the floor on Saturday, February 1 at noon, said Rodney Duesing Casino Manager. Chuck got the 4 Aces Sunday afternoon to win the $10,000. Duesing said the probability to win is a big number, but Chuck, a retired utility supervisor from Boston was at the right place at the right time. Chuck started playing the game on Saturday because he was tired of the traditional video poker and blackjack. Good move Chuck! (3 ' "! 6: r t t, Ilular Phone Serv Monthly I No Roaming Charges Between Pahrump & Las Vegas Service Covering: ,, , Pahrump & Las Vegas Calls to Short Term I Service Plans I I plus Laughlin, Bullhead City, I L "h 110 ;+ I IJean, Goodsprings & Primm, I Las Vegas are Service wit  I I With 800 Number I Toll Free! Plans : .... Oepo,,, II o,ec00our,ow +, I 00727 8430 Limited Quantities o m CALL TODAY 2 IEIDLE BUflINIEIUr IEUVIK, IFJ" Authorized 360 o Communications Dealer 361 S. 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