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/ 2 Thursday, March 13, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette BLM Continued from front page rective to halt further actions on a proposal to consolidate the proposed law enforcement regulations. The former Nevada governor said the controversial regulations went too far and threatened local law enforcement authority on public lands. Approximately 87 percent of the lands in the state of Nevada are under federal control in one form or another, with the majority being under the juriusdiction of the BLM. The proposed regulations struck a sensitive nerve through- out the West, said both Bryan and Reid in their individual Fire Continued from front page a lot of mutual aid?' The fire departments of Clark County, Mountain Springs and Sandy Valley pitched in; the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Division of Forestry each sent two crews. According to Long, the Nye County Ambulance Service was on hand, as well as the Sheriff's office, while the Nye County Road Dept. provided both a tanker and a bulldozer, which "was a big help in cutting fire lines around a residence" Firefighters and Nye County Sheriff's deputies rescused news releases. The proposed regulations, first published in the Federal Register, in November of last year. would have broadened BLM's law enforcement authority on public lands. "I was extremely concerned about the separation of pow- ers between the state and federal governments under this proposal,: Reid said. "'Law' enforcement in Nevada is tra- ditionally handled by state and local officials. "We do not need to cede law enforcement authority from Nevada to the federal goverment." Both Nevada senators reiterated that "Nevadans neither need nor want any more federal intrusion in their lives." the numerous dogs whose kennel was threatened and penned some of them up, in case they had to be evacuated, said Long. But many of the dogs -- "a variety all the way from basset hounds to mastifs" -- followed the firefighters around as they worked, said Long. In the end, he added, the only casualty was one of the older dogs, who died of a heart attack. Ironically, the blaze was in the very spot on Bowman Ranch where the fire department had staged a training ex- ercise over the weekend, Long said. They planned to use the unconsumed debris for another exercise, he said, but I GR.AP00ID OPEt00IIP4G Presents... 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Puts Out 13 Million residential Rres Each Year? *Women put out 50% of all house fires *Men extinguish 30% of all house fires *Children, Neighbors and passers-by put out 12% *Fire Departments extinguish 8% HOW,,. can you protect your family and home when: *In 4 minutes a fire can engulf a home *In 2 to 5 minutes a mobile home can bum to the ground. Defend Yourseifl Data compiled from the U.S. Fire Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Data Center, National Fire Protection Association, Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Commission for a Fire Safe Georgia However, in making his tactical retreat from the department's previous position, the Interior Secretary stub- bornly maintained the withdrawal "does not dimish the le- gal authority of BLM law enforcement officers on public lands. The regulations, as proposed by BLM according to act- ing state director Sylvia Baca, only represented an attenpt to revise, consolidate and rewrite its law enforcement regu- lations for public understaning. However, Babbitt admit- ted, BLM apparently needs to do a better job to communi- cate and explain its law enforcement program to the users of the public lands. the Bowmans decided to burn it. They had the necessary burn permit and had called the fire deparment that day to obtain the required permission to burn, said Long. "But the wind shifted on them?' He said an investigation is still un- der way. Besides obtaining the burn permit and calling for per- mission on the day one wants to burn something (to the Fire Dept, during business hours and to the Sheriff's office at other times), Long emphasized the importance of think- ing ahead to avoid conflagrations such as Tuesday's. "Have the proper equipment on the site," he said, "and never, ever ignite a fire that you can't stop yourself." WEATHER Northern and Central Nevada Friday: dry except a slight chance of showers mainly northeast. Breezy. Lows in the 20x and lower 30s. highs in the lower 40s to mid 50s. Saturday: .dry and breezy. Lows in the lower 20s to lower 30s. Highs in the 50s to mid 60s. Sunday: chance of showers spreading across mainly north. Lows in the 20s to lower 30s. Highs in the 50s to mid 60s. Southern Nevada Friday through Sunday: dry and breezy. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Desert Areas Friday and Saturday: mostly clear. Locally breezy. Lows from the 30s Owens Valley to the mid 40s to mid 50 South- em Deserts. Highs from the upper 60s Owens Valley to the Southern Deserts 70s to mid 80s. Sunday: The Owens Valley will be mostly cloudy and breezy with the slight chance for showers. Otherwise... partly cloudy with increasing clouds during the day. 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