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Pahrump - a state of con:fusion By C. Michael Carlson Pahrump - "Frustrated" is a word which could best de- scribe the current state of the Pahrump Town Board. With a Lack of funding and a population explosion, the town board is desperately looking for answers. Pahrump is in need of road work; a second frequency is needed to sepa- rate the ambulance crew from the fire department; and hope for secondary education rests in the hands of the state. The Town Board met Tuesday, February 25, with an audience of about 70 in attendance. They listened to pub- lic comment; they listened to the experts. And when it was all over some issues could be a little closer to being solved. In a unanimous decision, the board joined a statewide lobbying group based in Carson City, known as the Ne- vada League of Cities. For approximately $3,800 annu- ally, the NLC will keep an eye on legislative activities concerning the Pahrump Valley. They work with small cities, counties, and school districts who do not have the political leverage of the larger cities in the state have. The fee is prorated, so it will cost approximately $2,900 for 1997. Towns are usually charged. 19 a resident. The state demographer is used to determine population. The board also voted to agendize a possible petition concerning reapportionment If such a petition is approved general election, a reapportionment question could be on the ballot by 1998. "There will be a payback if you come at them (the county) with a petition, "said board member Steve Rainboit. s Gary Hollis responded by saying, "Yonopah can't af- ford Pahrump, and I'm getting sick and tired of hearing that. Nobody in Pahrump ever said to take away any- thing." The board then discussed problems with radio frequen- cies. Because of the population explosion, the ambulance and fire department can not share a frequency. Some- times the fire department has to stay offthe radios if there is a medical emergency. County Commissioner Cameron Mc Rea told the board that as Chairman of the County Commissioners, he thinks he signed an application for another frequency. Diana Stiles, a forme," Town Board Member suggested they contact Harry Reid. She explained how helpful ttarry Reid was when the town had problems with television re- ception. "I don't know anything about TV except how to turn it on and off,"joked Stiles. She also commented about how she lost the re-election because of the television situation. She also told the board, that any effort to move funds from the television fund for a frequency would be a mis- take. Current Town Board Member Bob Little, stated that if any money is moved from the television fund, they should have the con.sent of the people. "The county should get there own frequency," said Hollis. One final act of the evening was to agendize any dis- cussion on the Community College until it passes through the State Legislature. Editors' Note: (for Pahrump Town Board story) Of all the various forms of government, federal, state amf local, it is local government that touches the pocketbooks of citizens most directl), yet is the least understood of all. Visit the Tuesday meeting of your local town board through the eyes of Gazette reporter ... Carlson. ADOPT A PET T()DAY I 2O Celebrating D97 Years Serving Pahrump! 2nd Late.t :tarmers Insutunce Ag]ent in the qlnited gtat Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, February 27, 1997 21 5 MANURE MADNESS-(L-R) Kiwanian Bob Bell, {i  Pahrump Dairy Owner Ed Goedhart, Dairy Manager Joe i; Torres and Kiwanis President Kevin Roberts hold the banner promoting the March fund-raiser March Manure Madness - Only in Pahrump - 100 percent pure! No additives!! And its free....During the first annual "March Manure Madness Month" sponsored by Pahrump Dairy and Pahrump Kiwanis Club, free manure will be availabl to load up and cart to your garden.During each Saturday in March, Pahrump Dairy will load up your truck or tractor with un- limited amounts of manure and its free. Donations will be accepted which will help fund the Kiwanis' Clubs projects in the commu- nity. And according to club president Kevin Rob- erts, "it gets better, because the Pahrump Dairy is matching all donations up to a total of $10,000." Dairy owner, Ed Goedhart said "This is an op- portunity to help your garden and your town as well, he continued "we are happy to be a part of this first annual project". If your pickup or truck is not available, Val- ley Rock will deliver large loads of the manure, for free with donations, to locations in Pahrump. The Free Manure will be available each Sat- urday during the month of March at the dairy from 8 am to 2 pm.. 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