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TWq' I BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF NEVADA In the Matter of Tecopa Hot Springs Transportation, Inc, operating as a common carrier in the transportation of passengers and their baggage between Pahrump, Nevada, and Las Vegas, Nevada Docket No. 96-11010 In the Matter of Administrative Citations and Verified complaints issued pursuant to NRS 706.771. Citations Nos. 01327, 01553, 01976, 01977, and 01978 NOTICE OF HEARING Docket No. 96-11010 is a petition and complaint filed with the Public Service Commission of Nevada ("Commission") by the Regulatory Operations Staffof the Commission ("Staff'). Staff filed the petition and complaint pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes ("NRS") and Nevada Administrative Code ("NAC") Chapters 703 and 706. Specifically, NRS 706.01 I, 706.226, 706321,703.377, 706386, 706.398, 706.391,706.457, 706.461,703.191,233B.127, 207.t70, and NAC 706.208 NAC 706.228, inclusive, NAC 706.245, 706.250, 706.375, 706.360,and 703.651. The petition and complaint request that the Commission issue an order that Tecopa Hot Springs Transportation, lnc. ("Tecopa"), and its president, Carroll Wallace, appear before the Commission and show cause why they should not be directed to cease and desist from operating in violation of the scope of Tecopa's Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity No. CPC A-2410 ("Certificate"), Tecopa's approved tariffs on file, and applicable statutes and regulations and why Tecopa's Certificate should not be suspended or revoked. The petition and com- plaint further request that the Commission order Elite Limousines, Elite Limousine & Body Guardsman Service, Inc., and Elite Limousine by Tecopa (hereinafter "Elite") and Elite's President, George N. Helm, appear before the Commission and show cause why Elite and Mr. Helm should not he ordered to cease and desist from operating a common carrier limousine service under the ostensible authority of Tecopa's Certificate. Staff further requests that the Commission order Elite to discontinue all common carrier limousine service in Nevada until such time as they possess a legitimate Certificate from the Commis- sion. Citations Nos. 1330 and 1331 (rewritten as 01978 and 01977 respectively), 01327, 01553 and 01976 ate citations/complaints issued to George N. Helm and Elite Limousine pursuant to NRS 706.771, and NAC 703.850 to 703.890 by staff. Staff filed a Motion to Consolidate dated January 30, 1997, and the above entitled dockets were consolidated by the Commission's order dated February 24, 1997. Pursuant to the authority and jurisdiction found in NRS 706.391, the Commission has scheduled a hearing to resolve the issues raised in this docket. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that this hearing will commence as follows: WEDNESDAY. APRIL 23. 1997 10:00 A.M. Public Service Commission of Nevada 55S East Washington Avenue, Suite 4600 LasVegas, Nevada 89101 Hearing Room B when and where all interested and affected parties may appear and be heard. The bearing may continue from day to day as necessary. At the hearing, the Commission may consider issues relate.A to the provisions of Chapters 703 and 706 of the NAC and NRS, may discuss public conmlents and may make decisions on the procedural and substantive issues raised at the hearing. The complaint, petition, and administrative citations are on file and available for public viewing at the offices of the Commission, 727 Fairview Drive, Carson City, Nevada 89710, and at the Sawyer Building, 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 4600, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. By the Commission, CLAYTON L. HOLSTINE, Commission Secretary Dated: Carson City, Nevada March 31, 1997 (SEAL) Publish: 4/3/97 l I II ii i | 13 th Annual Baker to Las Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Race Continued from front page Pahrump. Another right turn onto S.R. 160 afternoon, April 13, at the new race headquar- takesrunnersovertheMountainSpringsSum- ters, located at Bally's Hotel, Grand Ball- mit (elevation 5,600 ft.) and then down to the room. More than 6,000 are expected to attend famous Las Vegas Strip, where the runners this gala event. sprint to the finish line located at the Vacation The following area highways will be im- Village Hotel Casino, 120 miles from the pacted on race day. starting line. Interstate 15 from Los Angeles to Las Thirty-one Los Angeles Police Department V_.cg--Normal heavy weekend traffic will teams, 30 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department be affected by and additional 2,500-3,500 teams, along with 124 teams representing vari- vehicles, many of them motor homes, travel- ous federal, state, and local law enforcement ing to Baker, Las Vegas, and points between entities will participate in this year's race. for the race. Sunday afternoon and evening, Highlighting new teams participating this year April 13, will find most of these vehicles will be the Royal Canadian Mounted Police heading back towards LOs Angeles. Look for from Edmonton, Canada, looking forward to additional congestion all along 1-15, particu- warmer surroundings, larly near the Barstow funnel. The LAPD Air Supportfrralning Division CaliforniaRoute 127. from Interstate 15 to team will be fired up to defend their first place Shoshone---Heavy race-related vehicular traf- finish of last year. The LA County Sheriffs, fic on Saturday, Apri112, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. who are the traditional rivals oftheLAPD, did in the area of downtown Baker and Baker not enter their Central Jail#1 teamlastyearand High School. The highway will remain open the LAPD team "smashed" their previous during the race but extreme caution is urged course record in a time of 12:41:29, to put the due to runners, slow follow-vehicles, and Sheriffs on notice as to who is the "Top Dog". heavy race-related traffic between the hours But look our LAPD, San Diego PD's second of 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. place finish last year may be the toughest California Hwy. 178/NV S.R, 372 from challenge this year. Shoshone to Pahrum_t>----Race related traffic Race conditions are almost unknown until during early afternoon on Saturday, April 12. the starter pistol goes off. Early runners may The first runners should reach Shoshone by 5 face 120-degree heat along California Hwy. p.m. Traffic around Shoshone will also be 127, while later in the evening runners may be impacted by numerous support vehiclesJmo- faced with fending off winds, freezing rain, or tor homes parked near the junction of Routes blowing snow near Mountain Springs Sum- 127 and 178. Runners and slow-traveling mit. In face, the 1987 race was halted halfway support vehicles will affect traffic between 5 between Pahrump and Las Vegas due to near- p.m. Saturday, April 12 and 12:30 a.m. on blizzard conditions. The 20 race legs vary from Sunday, April 13. fiat stretches of desert to the infamous "billy- Nevada State Route 160 from Pahrmnp to goat legs," which climb 5,600 feet in elevation l- Vegas---Race-related traffic during after- to the Summit, to the "Hollywood leg," the noon and evening hours on Saturday, April 12. final 6.5 miles towards the neon glow of the Thefirst runners should reach Pahrun by 9:30 world-famous l.,as Vegas Strip and the finish p.m. that evening runners and slow-traveling line at Vacation Village. follow-vehicles will affect all traffic between The Award ceremonies will be held Sunday 9:30 p.m. and 8 am. on Sunday, April 13. I II "'Ir * Primary care, laboratory and radiology services Affiliated visiting medical specialists Special series of educational lectures for seniors Most major insurances accepted Office Hours: M-F, 8 am to 12 pm and 1 to 5 pm * Have questions? 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