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12 Thursday, April 3, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Slim has a desert experience I wasn't at Ken Jacksons funeral Monday and I sure Ken guard. After a short talk by Corbin Hamey, West Shoshone wouldn't have noticed my absence and probably even would have approved. I was down atthe Nevada Test Site with a lot of others doing what we could to stop the testing scheduled to begin this fall and the Nuclear waste transportation and storage madness. The fast thing I noticed on my arrival was the size of the gathering. It was a lot larger than it had been in recent years and that there were a lot more new faces. In talking to some of them I found that there was a growing concern about the Nuclear waste still being produced all over the country and where it's final resting-place could be. If this turned out to be Nevada then on it's way here it would be passing through their towns and back yards. Well, it looks like it's on its way Westward and if that's the case, there's bound to be, as the DOE reluctantly admits, a percentage of accidents not to mention the possibilities of terrorist actions. A concern used tc justify the proposed shipping from Concord, California to Id do of some highly radioactive material from the Far East. Which by the way would be passing right through downtown Reno on the train tracks. Saturday, the 29 , was spent listening to reports on Nuclear waste generation transportation and storage all of which were scary. This is one big problem that no one has answers to and yet more is being produced. Easter Sunday the 30 , was the start of the nonviolent demonstrations held at the infamous Mercury entrance cattle spiritual leader, approximately 50 of the demonstrators crossed the cattle guard and were led to the holding pens set up by the DOE in spite of being forewarned that these pens no longer were equipped with drinking water or rest rooms due to the need of cost-cutting measures by the DOE. One female demonstrator, upon becoming aware of this just so happened Slim Sez by Slim Sirnes to conceal a camera in her hat before being led into the pens and took some very interesting group photos when nature took its course on several of the inmates needs. Sorta of a rear view. When all were released several hours later without even being ticketed for trespass, these pictures were made avail- able to all the local TV and news services. I was one of the few that didn't get a copy. If I had, I don't know whethex the Gazette would have printed them or not without some sort of cover. On to Monday, the 31 , the big day, where even Mother Nature with it's high winds and the DOE, couldn't stop the demonstrators from successfully blocking all roads leading Out Esmeralda Way into the test site for a short time. Being forcibly removed from the public roadways by the private security army. These were non-violent demonstrators practicing passive resistance be- ing uncermonisly bodly picked up and dumped by the road sides so the worker's busses and cars could pass. Most of the actions took place on lesser used test site access roads as the DOE had been alerted to the planned blockade of the main entrance and routed their incoming traffic to them. This was not successful as there were groups of demonstrators on all incoming roads to greet the workers. At the main gate a young lady from Bulgarta who suffered a broken ankle and other injures when a large tri-pod erected to divert and stop traffic and or which she was standing was blown over by the high winds. NTS Paramedics responded to the incident and she was transported to a local hospital. No arrests were made. NHP and Nye County officers were on the scene oserving all that went on. Only one local TV station had a small crew covering the event at the main gate. Once the blockades were broken the barricades were removed and cleaned up by the participants who then returned to camp in preparation for the Nuclear Fools Day Parade in Las Vegas on April 1 and another possible action at the test site on April 2. Hopefully this is just the start of a long and successful campaign by the common folks to put an end to the Nuclear madness that was created here. Already we are hearing of how people in the rest of the word are reacting. Why is our nation dragging its feet? County Commissioners tackle tough aganda By Carol Sirnes .................. : After two months of remodeling, the Goldfield Library plans on reopening April 15, 1997, with a much-needed facelift. Anthony Perchetti Construction Company of Tonopah received the bid several months ago and with the help of the Conservation Crew did the rewiring, installed a new heating system, new storm windows, tougher carpet- ing, and light-colored walls. The Library Board will meet on April 8 at 6:30 p.m., in the refurbished library, of course[[ The Esmeralda County Commissioners met on April 1, in the Esmeralda County Courthouse with Susan Dudley, Chairman; Gary O'Connor, Fish Lake Valley, Vice-chair- man; Ben Veljoen, Silver Peak commissioner, Lynn Scott, recorder; and District Attorney Steve Evenson. First on the agenda for public hearing was Esmeralda County ordinance, repealing Esmeralda County Ordinance 204 dissolving the Esmeralda County Public Lands Advi- sory Commission. Robert Nelson discussed the establishment and forma- tion of the Gold Point/Lida volunteer fire and rescue depart- ment. He suggested checking out several vehicles and a water truck that will be needed, plus insurance and training the volunteers. A motion was made and passed that he be given authorization to apply for the Rural Fire Protection Grant Funds. Nelson also spoke on the Esmeralda County Disaster Exercise and Training Programs available for county staff. He said that in any disaster, real or mock, the key people are Esmeralda Mustangs On March 26, 1997 the Esmeralda Mustang boys basket- ball team had their awards banquet. The banquet was held at the Fish Lake Valley community center. Mr. and Mrs. George Warden did an outstanding job with the banquet. A delicious Mexican dinner was prepared by Mrs. Soto, Mrs. Chaparro and Mrs. Gutierrez. Coach Domogala from Tonopah high school w the guest speaker. He spoke of the importance of good grades and how the academics and athletics go hand in hand. Coach Lenny Siri was honored with a basketball signed by all the players and Coach Warden. The boys finished the I997 season witha winning record of 9-5. The season total includes the games played at the Tonopah tournament. In the Tonopah Tournament the boys brought home a 4 th place trophy. Adam Siri made the all-tournament team and re- ceived a medal. At the tournament our boys were honored with bringing home the most prestigious award. The Sports- law enforcement, fire and road department personnel. On June 12, 1997, there will be a joint exercise linking all counties in a mock disaster. The purchase of a scanner and three pager/radios for the commissioners was tabled. The purchase of personal safety alarms and special breath- ing equipment for the fire departments of Silver Peak, Fish Lake and Goldfield was approved. Robert Nelson was given authority to cheek out several fire engines from the California Department of Forestry fo" possible use in Silver Peak. "' Esmeralda County received a $5,000 grant through the Emergency Management Coordinators Office for use of emergency services and hazardous material response teams. Jim Neveu, of the Resource and Conservation and Devel- opment Program, did a video presentation on how this program is working in other states in creating more jobs, educating people in recycling, and soil development such as planting more trees and landscaping. He is looking for sponsors in this area. Sandra Dulgar discussed the Summer Youth Program sponsored by the Nevada Business Services for 1997 and possible work projects for youth in this area. There is funding to cover 10 children, two supervisors; one supervi- sor for Goldfield, and a dryer for Silver Peak. The resignation of Betty O'Connor from the Fish Lake Valley TV Board was accepted. The appointment of Mary Jane Fulghan and Art Johnson to the Fish Lake Valley TV Board was accepted. manship Award. The players and coaches should be very proud. The following certificates and plaques were awarded at the banquet by Coach Warden and Coach Siri. For the boys "B" team most points for the season was 1" place Branden Cornforth, 2 *0 place Miehall Martinez, and 3 'e place Patrick Mortenson. For best free throw percentage: 1 t Jairo Chaparro, 2 *d Ryan Payne and Cesar Gutierrez, and 3 'e Miehall Martinez. The "A" team awards are the most points in a season; 1 't Tyler Scott, 2 ' David Tyson and 3 'd Adam Siri. Most rebounds for the season 1" Tyler Scot, 2" Martin Gonzales rd tt and 3 David Tyson. Most assists in a season; 1 , Adam Siri, 2 *d Martin Gonzalez and 3 'e David Tyson. Most steals in a season; 1 a Martin Gonzasles, 2 'd Adam Sift, 3 *j David Tyson. The best field goal percentage for the season I a Tyler Scot, 2 *a Martin Gonzales, 3 ' Kevin Brockman. The best free throw percentage 1 " David Tyson, 2 " Tyler Scot and 3 ' Esmeralda Students Attend Workshop Four Fishlake Valley and two Goldfield grade school students recently attended a Young Writers Workshop at Billinghurst Middle School in Reno. They were selected to attend accordingtheir writing ability and classroom achieve- ment. The purpose of the event was to illustrate the total writing process in action and to encourage students to view them- selves as writers. It was attended by 125 pupils from around the state. On arrival at Renol the group visited the interesting and educational Carnosanre exhibit at the Wilbur May Center. The evening was spent miler-skating at a local rink. The teachers met the next morning, followed by each student pre-writing, composing, responding, revising and editing a finished piece. Later in the day, a book containing all the stories was pftnted and distributed to the writers. The proposal for street light installation on corner of hall and Columbia from the Sierra Pacific Power was tabled 'til more information is available. A donation from Esmeralda County Capital Projects Fund in the amount of $600 for each community of Silver Peak, Fish Lake Valley and Goldfield, for the July fireworks was approved. Discussion on taking inventory and listing minimum bids for sale of repository equipment passed. Taking physical inventory of fixed assists ($500 or more) of all county equipment with serial identification numbers every 2 years to be in compliance with NAC 354.730, with the first inventory being done by June 30, 1997. A letter submitting the plan of action to Nevada Depart- ment of Taxation as required by NRS 354.6245, showing the 2 violations have been corrected. Susan Dudley has sent an application to the USDA Forest Service for the Rural Community Assistance grant. Steve Evenson is working on the revision of county ordinances and codification of current county ordinances. Eugene Klara, NDEP, Susan Dudley, Nicholas Will- iams, BLM; and Gary Player, Tahoma Project; discussed a plan of action for the landfill requirements by October 9, 1997 for Silver Peak, Fish Lake Valley and Goldfield. To be continued. The discussion on revised county personnel policy was tabled, as was the participation of sitting in on the Nye Regional Medical Advisor3' Board. Adam Siri. Most rebounds in a game 1 ' Michall Martinez 2 nd Tyler Scot, 3 m Martin Gonzales. Most assists in one game 1 t Adam Siri 2 *0 Kevin Brockman 3 m Tyler Scot. Most steals in one game, 1 a Martin Gonzales 2 *d Adam Sire 3 rd (4 way tie) Ryan Payne, Kevin Brockman, Michael Martinea and David Tyson. Two awards were given for the most dramatic play--one to Brandon Cornforth for hitting a nice jump shot at the buzzer to win the game and on to Adam Siri for hitting a three quarter court shot at the end of the third quarter of a game. Most versatile: Kevin Brockman. Best defensive player Maartin Gonzales. Best oftensive player David Tysbn. Best 6 tbgrader Ryan Payne. Best 7  grader Michael Martinez. Best 8 tb grader Tyler Scot. Most popular (vote on by team) David Tyson. The most valuable player Adam Siri. Excellent season coaches and players. We're all looking forward to next year.. Students that attended from Goldfield were 8  grader, Heidi Meseher and 6 th grader, David Elsea. Those from Fishlake Valley included 4  graders Bronson Flaming, Andy Gromis and Jonathon Martinez and 8 th grader Tabitha Hilligoss, teacher's Rusty Johnson and Ludean Hilligoss and chaperon Allen Metacher. Thanks are extended to the Esmeralda County School District and Harold Tokernd for making the trip possible. #