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.... 8 ThOrsday, March, 20, 97 Pahrump Valley Gazette New Valley Electric Headquarters Construction to Start PAHRUMP - Construction of a 13,000 square foot Valley Electric Association (VEA) new headquarters building is set to begin this month, with a completion date set for October. It will accommodate the present Valley Electric Association staff, with room for future employees. The building will cost $1.5 million. Money lor the project will be financed through a variety of methods. The expansion is not expected to impact the current rates, said utilities spokesperson Joe McCauley. The new facility will be located west of the current VEA building on S.R. 160. The old building will accommodate the Engineering Department of the rural electric cooperative, which is now on the second floor of the warehouse. "We retained an architect, Bob Hope, from Oklahoma," added McCauley. He explained that Hope has had prior experience with the design of such buildings. In 1981, when the current building was built, the VEA had about 4,000 meters district wide. Now, with the record growth, there are over I 1,0(R) meters district wide. "In 1981, no one anticipated this much growth," said McCauley. The new building will feature a drive-up window, for easy customer payment. DOE Awards Multi Million Dollar Environmental Clean Up contract to IT Corporation The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada Operations office has awarded a contract worth an estimated $107 million to the IT Corporation. The contract is for performing architectural and engineering services for environmental clean up and redemption areas on the Nevada Test Site, parts of the Tonopah Test Range, an area at the Nellis Air Force Range, and some off-site locations in the states of Nevada, Alaska, Colorado, Mississippi, and New Mexico, where underground nuclear testing or related activities occurred in the past. "It has been part of our family providing environmental support services to the Nevada Operations Office since 1992," said DOE's Acting Manager Terry, Vaeth. "During our selection process, IT presented us with a forward looking proposal that met our needs. We have had an excellent working relationship with this company and look forward to continuing to work with IT on our environmental projects and challenges." "All of us at IT are proud of the accomplishments that we have shared with DOE over the past five years, especially those that we share with the Environmental Restoration Division," said IT General Manager Mary Lou Brown. "We are excited about partnering with DOE over the next five years. Given our combined talent and commitment, we expect our accomplishments to serve as an environmental showcase for the entire DOE complex." In announcing the new contract, Darby Dieterich, DOE's contract specialist Ibr the project said, "An architect-engineering services source evaluation board looked at proposals from eight firms before selecting IT. This was a new way of awarding contracts for us. It was the first time we have made a selection by making technical capabilities our priority." "'Although this is the first time we' ve used thJ  procedure for environmental services, the Department of Defense has done their environmental services contracts this way for years," Dieteeerich added. "It makes sense because the result is the most capable contractor does the job, and a cost savings to both the contractor and government is achieved through the streamlined process." Work activities covered under the scope of the contract include: planning, regulatory and policy review, public involvement, site assessment and characterization studies, environmental documentation, data acquisition and management, field services and laboratory analysis, remedial actions, and long-term monitoring. The contract runs from February 27, 1997, through February 26, 2002. A cost-reimbursement, performance-based Here's Why We Have Healthcare in Our Name Arcon HealthCare prides itself on providing a broad range of services all under one roof. :EALTHCAI00I00 The Arcon Pahrump Center for Healthcare revolves around the patient, and our staff and family physicians are committed to serving your healthcare needs. The physicians are supported by a sophisticated facility that is dedicated to quality healthcare. " The Pahrump Center also offers full diagnostic services, including X-ray. Mammography is available on Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment. Immunizations and physicals, including those required for school and sports, are a part of the Arcon preventive medicine health program. The Pahrump Center is your healthcare center. For information or appointments, please call 702-727-6060. Pahrump Center for Healthcare 1501E. Cctlvada Blvd. Pahmmp, NV89048 Phone: 702-727-6060 contract, the agreement is for three years with two one-year options. When contacted, The Energy Department was unable to immediately provide the Gazette with the number of Test Site employees, federal ad contractor, currently residing in Nye County. However they expect to review computer records this week for the desired information. Chamber turns into auction house for a good cause The Pahrump Chamber of Commerce raised $5,215 at their second annual aucti Saturday afternoon. Items were donated by chamber members. Proceeds from the fund- raiser will go to support Chamber Sponsored events. such as rodeos, parades, and the Harvest Festival. Among the items donated were a slot-machine and a china-cabinet. Chamber members, Jon La Peer, and Charlie Powers played auctioneers. La Peer is the owner of Copiers. Lasers, and Faxes. Charlie Powers is the owner of Charlie Powers Auctions in Pahrump. i-