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8 Thursday, April 17, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette ( ut and About PFW Member Testifies in D( ',about Wilderness Problem People of the West member Ed Baumunk, from Tecopa, California, will testify in Washington DC on Tuesday, April 15, regarding the problems he and his wife Carol have had as a result of wilderness designation in Death Valley National Park. The 10 a.m. hearing is a joint effort of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Lands, and the Forests and Forest Health Subcommittee. Various witnesses will provide testimony relating to prob- lems occurring from wilderness designations across the country. Ed will provide a description of their ordeal that started after passage of the California Desert Protection Act in 1994, when their talc mining claims, mine site, and 3- 1/2 nuke access road were not only included into the expanded Death Valley National Park, but also designated as wilder- ness. The Baumunks have held the claims since 1952, and the talc mine has been in production at various times during the last 45 years. Since the 1994 passage of the CDPA, the Baumunks have been waiting for the Park to approve a plan of operations to resume talc production. Unofficially, the Park has expressed a desire to acquire the mineral rights. Officially, the Park Service has indicated it opposes a minor adjustment, referred to as a "cherrystem", to remove the existing mine and road from Death Valley National Park. According to Rhonda Cook, spokeswoman for the local PFW chapter working on the Baumunk's issue, this matter can be simply resolved. "A cherrystem is an easy answer ii4$ that takes care of the Baumunks, and also enhances the Park's wilderness qualities. None of us would agree that a mine and road belong in wilderness. Cherrystems have been used before, and this solution protects the Park, doesn't add another burden on the federal deficit as would a buyout, and preserves the economic benefits that will result form the talc mine in operation. We hope the outcome of this Congres- sional hearing is some sort of legislative relief to fix this problem in the California Desert Protection Act." People of the West is a grassroots organizing program designed to build support for multiple use of public lands and protection of private property rights. Members come from all walks of life. The Oasis Valley Chapter is based in Beatty, Nevada. If United Blood Services Free workshop focuses on Announces New Henderson/ small business computing Green Valley Location ooO00 United Blood Services in Green Valley has changed Using personal computers to efficiently manage a small location. The new center is located at 601 Whitney Ranch, business is the focus of a free upcoming workshop--SMALL Bldg. D., Suite 20. "We have extended hours to acx:ommodate our BUSINESSCOMPUTING.TheprogramwillbeheldonThurs- Donorsdifferentworkschedules"statesAssistantDonorServices day, April 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Clark County SupervisorTroyBromley. Thecenters new hours ofoperation, are Government Center--ODC Training room #3. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday The program is sponsored by the Nevada Department of 8 a.m. - noon.The new location provided Donnors with ample Business and Industry Business Advocacy Office; the Clark parking spaces near the entrance. We have also increased our County Business Development Division and the City of Las ability to expedite the donation process with additional equipment Vegas Minority Business Enterprise Division. and staff. Small Business Computing will include an informative DON'T FORGET THAT CORPORATE CHALLENGE IS session on "Microsoft Office 97--Small Business Edition." UNDERWAY. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO PARTICIPATE Attendees will also learn about "Using the Interact to Promote AND SAVE LIVES. Your Small Business." With the unprecedented growth we are experiencing the need "In today's technological world, the use of computers can be for additional Donors is vitally important in maintaining an vitaltothesuccessofasmallbusiness.WewanttogiveNevada's adequate blood supply for local entrepreneurs the edge in helping them manage their business," hospital patients. When you are stressed Isie Pfeifer, small business advocate for the Nevada scheduled to donate blood why Department of Business & Industry. not invite someone to join you? Space is limited for this workshop; reservations are required. Help us make a difference, For more information, call the Business Advocac'y Office, (702) SHARE THE GIFT OF LIFE. 486-4335. Inyo County Board of Supervisors trek to Death Valley DEATH VALLEY - Monday, April 21. The Inyo County Board of Supervisor will make its annual trek to Death Valley where they will meet in the Chef Marquez Room at Furnace Creek Inn. Hearings will begin at 3:00 p.m. Several presentations are on the agenda, the National Park Service Superintendent, Bureau of Land Management, Furnace Creek Inn and O Ranch Resort, Southern Inyo Fire Protection District, and the Death Valley Chamber of Commerce. At 4:30 p.m. the Board will retire to a workshop session with the Death Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The Board will recess at the conclusion of the presentations, to reconvene at 10:00 a.m. at Tecopa Hot Springs Hurlbut-Rook Community O Center. They will receive only public comments until 11:00 a.m. No county business conducted at this meeting. The Board of Supervisors has only held one official meeting to conduct county business or act on public comments since 1866 in the Shoshone Tecopa area. Members have been in 0 i this area as part Of Or as an investigative tearn Often Over the years" .we,- 5e S 99 Breakfast S days, even/ Thursday IT his Weekend 7-11am . Tacos 50 O ] I "I0" W 14ozWeekend. PorterhouseSteak Speoals$7. 95 $13pm. Margaritastill 7pm PHOENIX RISING Karaohe 8oz. IY or T-flone $5.95 Kountn/" i Tuesday P Fri, & Sat, Live Entertainment 9pro, 2am Sunday Jam Session 3.8pm Until you've sat in & Beddine recliner sofa or Thursday ' 7pm-lZpm Country Fun Corral Fun for the entvre family New back to school hours Go-Karts ,., Miniature Golf - Arcade Ioveseat and been sur- ( rounded by Berklin comfort, ' ,**. ..... rediners, don't know what you've " ( ) , aocks, bedroom llets, been missing, il ,-,-'*,O[ij l 727-7300 ;' :'--"' i r WIN GREAT PRIZES Drawings for full house or better (Maximum coins in) June 13th Hammock- June 14th Gas Barbeque grill June 1Sth 6 piece Patio set (must be present to win)