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MIRROR - Thursday, June 18, 2015 15 Fireworks shooting site approved for locals by Dann Weeks Mirror Staff After years of contention and confusion over the legality of fireworks in Nye County, the Nye County Commission may have finally settled the issue. On Tuesday, June 16 that board voted unanimously to H E A T E D approve the designation of a legal fireworks shoot- D I S C U S S I O N ing site at the Pahrump Fairgounds for all residents -Despite local and of the county. Before the approval, any firework that official support for left the ground had been deemed illegal for residents the idea of a fireworks and nonresidents were forced to sign a document that shooting site, they would transport any purchased fireworks out of including purveyors the county within 24 hours. Casey Steinhart and Four of the five licensed fireworks retailers in the Doug Burda, center county have formed an informal association to main- and right, resident tain the shooting site and a county-wide $5 fee will Dave Candle, left, now be applied to all transactions helping fund future had only accusations projects at the fairgounds. During the use of the site and demands. the association has agreed to keep a minimum of four employees on hand to help maintain safety and sanita- tion. The association has also agreed to keep in close contact through direct radio link with the Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Service should there be any need for a response. Included in the agreement was a provision that the fire chief may close the use of the which have been languishing for many years." L. ,, ,%,,resgrJ,"( .NO HiDDEN CHARGES site if they should consider the weather conditions Fireworks that leave the ground are only legal to .Direct CremationService unsafe to shoot, be used at the shooter site and those caught shooting Memoi ,Pre-PlannedArrangements Safety and liability were discussed extensively be- aerial type fireworks are still subject to tickets and Direct Cremation .Direct Cremation With Chapel Memorial Service fore the approval but there was little public outcry steep fines for using them anywhere else in the court- $995  .Serving All Faiths and Cemeteries against the measure. Pahrump resident Dave Candle ty. Other ground-based material may still be used by Iodud .... Traditional Full Funeral Service was the sole voice of objection to the idea of the residents at home or other private property. Igniting Transfer, Filling Paperwork, shooter site, telling the commission, "This gentleman fireworks on Bureau of Land Management or Nation- i....Crem._a_t!on and B_asic Urn _ In Our Chapel, Church or Grave Site is misleading you. These products are not approved al Forest lands continues to be highly illegal. We inviteyou to call or write for our Pre-Planning Kit. by the federal government. Those fireworks should When reached for comment on the development r please send with out obligation yours_pecial information on [] Direct Cremation  Direct Cremation With I I Traditional Full Funeral Service be moved somewhere else like down to the lake bed." Red Apple Firworks owner Doug Burda told The c,,Momo,a, Sece Name AGE(s).__ However Justin Steinhart, manager of Area 51 Fire- Mirror, "In the spirit of independence, we are ex- works, was quick to refute the claim made by Candle cited to help provide a safe environment to celebrate Address saying, "There is testing that happens every year. the 4th of July in the way that our founding fathers City. DeserfI00<c They test to make sure every product comes down would have expected us to." State lVl 1:11 'rernor-'00i -- =* cold. They were just here just a few weeks ago." The Nye County Fairgrounds and Shooter site is 1o- Zip. 1111 kas Vegas BIv. N.Las Vegas, lW 89101 After some discussion over the possible environ- cited on Fox Ave. and Dalton St. near the Spring Mt. Phone (7021382-1000 mental 'impacts of the material and the various com- Motorsports Raceway on portents that go into the different types of fireworks Hwy. 160. The county it was determined that the association would provide had announced plans to dumpsters and the. necessary personnel to keep the open the site for Memo- fairgrounds tidy. There was also a clarification from rial Day weekend but Nye County District Attorney Angela Bello that all an official date was not users of the shooting site would be required to sign announced during the a liability waiver before entering. The waiver should meeting. shield the county and town from any potential litiga- Contact author tion should there be an accident or fire. Dann Weeks Area 51 Fireworks owner'Tim McCoy told The Mir- by emailing ror, "I've lived here for 40 years and I'm very pleased pahrump that we can help the community develop the fairgrounds Briefly Noted I Happy Hour at more information call weekly food distribution the church at (775) 727- as well as other tasks. 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