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!. 4 i ii ;i f 4 Explosives Continued fl'om page 1 aid Nye County Sheriff Wade A. Lieseke. "'Fortu- natel 3. such a disastrous pos- sibil it 3, was averted through the alert efforts of Nye County deputies, the Beat b Volunteer Fire Department. METRO and federal ATF agents." Taken into custody at the scene was the driver of the stopped vehicle, Richard N. Warren, residence and age not available. Based upon to interagency investigation, earch warrant of a locked storage unit adjacent to a residential area in Beatty, a,, obtait]cd h\\; ShcFitf", t.t. Gus SuHi\\;an. When the cache was discovered. Nye deputies alerted the METRO bomb squad, the ATF, the state Fire Mar,hal's Office, HAZMAT units, and members of the Beatt\\; M>I- unteer Fire Department un- der chief Chuck Davis. Working together, the team of professional secured the storage unit and e'acu- ate residents of the adjacent apartment complex, the ex- plosives were deactivated and rendered harmless by the explosive professionals. according to an incident re- port from the local residen- tial area without incident or injury. Hospital board sings budget blues, but flies high Troubled trustees approve Nashville junket Gazette Staff Report PAHRUMP - The five-member Nye County Board of Commissioners, meeting in South County Pahrump, and convening as the Board of Trustees of the financially- troubled Nye County Hospital District, may well have dipped into deficit funds for all five trustees to attend a "training" seminar entitled "Foundations for the Future Board of Trustees" in Nashville, Tennessee on March 13- 14. Apparently their recent singing of the budget blues will not prevent the high-flying hospital trustees from attending the two-day training junket at the Renaissance Hotel in the southern music capitol. Calls to the county mana,e Les Bradshaw, in Tonopah on Wednesday, were not returned, leaving unanswered such questions as the estimated costs of the board's southern junket and the source of the money for the jaunt. Thanks! A big thank you to all Pahrump area EMTs and voh, n- teers who helped in the rescue of Melvyn Gordon on No- vember 4, 1996. After a mobile home being set up fell and pinned him. He said he's had one surgery, still needing two more but is feeling real good. Is/Melvyn Gordon Pahrump, NV Injured deputy sheriff ,gagel?# ,v/ci/']' Four local lounges are raising urgently needed funds for a Nye County deputy sheriff who was severely injured in a rodeo accident. Deputy Teresa Howard of-the Pahrump sheriff's station was hurt during the barrel race last No- vember, when the horse she was riding reared and fell back- wards and the saddle horn penetrated her lower stomach, causing extensive damage. Transported by Flight for Life to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Howard, the mother of four teenage children, was in surgery for many hours and is still in the hospital. Her expenses are astronomical. Contribution boxes have been put out by the New Dunes, the Stage Stop, Just Country and Cotton Picken for the traditionally generous Pahrump citizenry. Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, February 20, 1997 3 Nye County commish meeting Warning that, sooner or later, someone is going to gut killed, three top state regulators urged the Nye (Tounty Board of Commis- sioners, holding its premier meeting in Pahrump on Tuesday, to quickly estab- lish a system for enflrcing building codes. "You defi- nitely need to get control of your growth," said State Fire Marshall Anthony Capucci, in town together with the chief investigators for the state boards regulating ar- chitects and contractors in the wake of last month's col- lapse of an office building under construction. "I think you have an emergency situ- ation in terms of making sure that schools and things are properly constructed, "Capucci said. Although not named on the commission's agenda, the three regulators sat qui- etly through the meeting from morning until almost three in the afternoon when the commissioners and the Pahrump Town Board began considering the establish- ment of a building depart- ment or a building inspec- tor to enforce construction codes. After hearing the regulators' exhortations that professionally constructed dwellin,,s and public build- ings will put an end to the mental and financial anguish they see so often in Nye County, the commissioners directed the staff and the dis- tricl attorney to produce a study within 45 days of the county's obligations con- cerning the possible estab- lishment of an inspection authority. Around the edges of the meeting there was discus- sion of the county's possible liability in the January 29 collapse of an office com- plex owned by Paul Tarantino. As reported by the Gazette on January 30, one worker was badly hurt in the accident and another suffered lesser injuries. "This is not the first time we've had problems in this area, "Capucci noted. He and his colleagues attributed the shoddy and dangerous structures which have plagued the county's recent development to local atti- tudes. On past inspections in the county, Capucci said, he has been "'met with a certain amount of hostility." People would tell him: "'I was told I could come to Nye County Continued on page 13 ] 482-301 6 No to Abuse 751 -111 8 Tonopah 24 Hr. Crisis Line Pahrump GYROS - S3.29 CHILI FRIES - $1.95 BURRITO - $1.75 gkl alli 4g"te 4e aimw '.ill Phone Orders Welcome 727-4300 Hours 10 am to 7 pm Hwv 160 Vallev View Plaza CLOCKS  WATCHES ee soue, w \\;11/ Parump, NV 0046 P" (TO 72"!-437 LEE GREEN MICHAEL K. SMITH Quality Tubes $2.59 (Everyday) Airless Tires From $19.99 Complete Tune-Up & Lube $30 Major Credit Cards Excepted Full Line of Parts & Accessories Mountain & BMX Bikes in Stock Accompanied BYs,n000, ! |reabons Styling .Salon Discounts Shampoo 8 Set S7 Topper Perms $25 994 Breakfast 5 davs, 7-11am Wed.. Spaghetti $2 Check out our Daily & Evening Specials Wednegay . unday Thursday Tacos 50 Thursday $1 Margaritas 3pro till 7pm "Karaoke" Thursday 7pm-llpm (Inc. 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