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Realtors scrubbing false water claims by Robin Hebrock Mirror Staff A concerned Pahrump resident and Mirror reader is now connecting a falsehood of Pahrump sitting on the third largest aquifer in the U.S. with Hollis L. Harris Realty and a Mirror investigation has revealed at least one other real estate agen- cy that was also con- tinuing the tale of the third largest aquifer. Along with NyeCoun- tyProperties.com, the Hollis L. Harris Realty website, a check of the Win Realty website showed both agencies were using the story as a selling point. When asked about the mention of the third largest aquifer on NyeCountyProper- ties.com, Dan Harris explained that his family's agency is a, "mom and pop," operation and does not have a very fancy website. He also stated that the site in question was old and aban- doned, not being updated in several years. After speaking with The Mir- ror, he said he would be attempting to pull the aquifer information from the website, stating, "We don't want to mislead anyone." In addition, he said that all clients are being informed of the water issues currently being dis- cussed in Pahrump. No response was received from Win Realty as of press time. The subject of the third largest aqui- fer lie has recently become an issue "We don't want to mislead anyone." of contention among residents, histo- rians and Nye County officials. The truth of the matter was first revealed when former Nevada Division of Wa- ter Resources Engineer Bob Coache debunked the myth. When asked about it at the time, Coache responded by displaying a photo of Snow White to indicate a fairy tale. However, there are still sources of infor- mation that continue to claim the inaccu- racy as a truth. For instance, in addition to the Hollis L. Harris and Win Realty web- sites, a book titled It Happened in Nevada: Incredible Events That Shaped History by Elizabeth Gibson states the aquifer story as true under the head- line, "Nevada Facts," but does not de- tail where that information came from. Perhaps carrying more weight for those who are still wondering, further Mirror investigation led to a docunent compiled by the Nye County Commis- sion in 2004. Holding a series of public hearings to gather comment regarding the Nye County Water Resources Plan, the board also fielded many questions from concerned residents. One such question was recorded ascoming dur- ing one of the two public hearings held in Pahnam p with an unidentified resi- dent asking if there was any truth to the third largest aquifer story. The answer was detailed as, "No, absolutely not! Continued on page 11 HARD TIME WITH A LEMUR - The inaugural Cops and Cowboys event took place on Sunday, June 14 on the far western side of Pahrump at the donated venue of Valley's Edge Country Store. A collaboration between RNG Farms and the Nye County Sheriff's Office, the event was hosted as a fundraising method for the Pahrump Special Olympics program. Beginning at 10 a.m. vendors and exhibitors filled the property, bringing with them demonstrations and displays for patrons to enjoy. A major portion of the event surrounded the Pahrump Gunfighter Jail, which had been set up to hold all those arrested in the name of a good cause. For a small donation, patrons could chose someone to be jailed at which point they had to wait for a generous attendee to bail them out. Shown in jail above are a young boy along with a woman and a lemur, a sight that drew guests and more than a few chuckles. The event was able to raise well over $1,000 in a single day. See related story on page 7 ! Roundabouts to snarl traffic i l . pg. 5 il II Fratermty cycling to help others | I pg. 7]! arrested, later found dead ;