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2 Thursday, June 26, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette The Pahrump Valley Gazeffe, formedy known as the Death Vai- l O' Gateway Gazette, (ISSN #07467419), established July 22, 1983, adjudicated as a legal news- paper of general circulation July 10. 1985, is published weekly on Thursday by Goldfield Group Pub- lishers, Inc. Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the Val- J Icy View Plaza, 1330 Hwy. 160, Ste. 3, Pahrump, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/727 -7192. Periodical postage paid at Pahrump, Nevada and ad- ditional mailing offices. Postmas- ter: send address changes to The P ahrump Valley Gazette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193. For billing or subscription in- quir pleme telephone SOO/687 2640. Copyrights: No part of this publication may be copied or re- produced by any means without the express written permission of the Publishers. Included are pho- tos, stories, staff produced adver- tisements, columns, cartoons and all other materials. All rights re- served by The Pahrump Valley Gazette. ;Editorial Policy Opinions of the Pahrump Valley Gazette columnists are their own and do not necessar- ily reflect those of the Gazette staff or managcment Letters Po.cy We welcome letters to the editor. Letters must be signed, with the writer's address and telephone number included. Unsigned letters will not be mblished. Short, concise let- ters are preferred. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Mail to I330 Hwy. 160, Suite 3,Pahrump, NV 89048 Northern and Central Nevada Friday through Sunday ... Dry except a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms eastand central mountains each day. Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Highs 80-90. Southern Nevada Friday through Sunday. Dry with breezy afternoons. Lows in the upper 60s and 70s. Highs in the 90s to near 105. California Locally breezy during the afternoons and evenings. ws from the 50s Owens Valley m the mid 70s Death Valley. Highs from the 90s Owens Valley to 110 Death Valley. Promotion for Warner Continued from front page and quantity of her work. She was described as a person who is always willing to assume more duties, who makes the extra effort to help people and to provide requested information. Town Office Manager Iris Rowland said, "I've worked with Peggy for seven years. I've seen her take on more and more and more. If she doesn't know something, she'll figure it out." Town Attorney Len Smith said he talks to Warner everyday, and she is a good worker. Gronda defended his evaluation and recommendation. No one present had other than praise for Warner and her work. However, Board Member Bob Little voiced con- cerns about the evaluation process where the Town Clerk performed the evaluation without direction of the entire Board. Board Member Steve Rainbolt de- fended Gronda's action saying someone has to handle employee evaluations in the absence of a Town Man- ager. When Rainbolt asked Smith for an opinion, Smith said since there were no derogatory comments on the evaluation and as Gronda had not promised a salary increase there was no problem. A problem could arise if an employee were to protest negative comments since the Town Board would be the review board for such action. Gronda said he was acting within the administrative duties ofihe Town Clerk as outlined in Town policies. Little said, "One individual taking unilateral ac- tion sets a very scary precedence." Hollis solved the problem when he made a motion, seconded by Rainbolt, to make Warner Interim Town Manager. Gronda said he agreed wholeheartedly. It would take the day to day operations of the Town off the Board. Little asked, "Has Peggy agreed?" Rowland said Warner had said she would accept the position if the Board asked her to. Smith informed the Board they need to consider pay and benefits. Under the Fair Labor Standard Act the employer is not allowed to increase duties without giving commensurate pay. He said, in fact, the interim Town Manager is the Town Manager. Rowland said she believed former Town Manager Scott Nielsen was making $22.50 per hour. The figure appeared to be acceptable to the Board for the new Interim Town Manager. The Board was unanimous in their support of Warner as the right person for the job. In another action, the Board voted unanimously to re-advertise the Town Manager position. In discussion members said they wanted candidates to clearly under- stand that they are required to live in Pahrump, and that they are Town employees like everyone else and not under a separate contract. Hot time around county for the Fourth by Mary Ann McNeill Gazette Staff The Pahrump Valley Volunteer Firefighters Asso- ciation is again sponsoring fireworks and challenging the sheriff's department to a softball game on the Fourth of July. But they plan to do it bigger and better this year! The PVVFFA got a total of $8,000 and a better deal from suppliers for the fireworks assortment, so it plans to provide a longer show this year, according to Shawn McAdams, president of the group. It may last tp to 35 minutes, but details are still being worked out. The softball game starts at 8 a.m. on July 4th and the fireworks start at dusk. Since the firefighters won the game last year, it promises to be a grudge match as both teams are eager to show up the other. The action occurs at Petrack Park with the fireworks being shot off from the rodeo arena. Parking is avail- able all around the park with a small area being roped off around the arena for safety reasons. Carnival rides and ven- dors will be at the park for all three days from approximately sun-up to sun- down. Ven- dors can re- serve booth space up to the last minute at $20 per day, or $50 for the weekend, by calling the fire department of- fice at 727- 5658. T h e Tonopah Fire Department is sponsoring fireworks from the Joe Friel Sports Corn- i | on the plex at ap' | [ Fourth, be- ,m. on the | RIDINGINTHEFINALS-JeremyTheurer,16,willspend July4th riding bulis and [ ginning at roximately 9 ! bareback at the Silver State Invitational High School Rodeo in Fallon, Nevada. He I Hadley Fire Fourth. Ac- | is one of eight High School riders who qualified for the national event. | Station and } III I IIII III III I II II IIIIII iii i II II IIII IHII i cording to Jim Merlino of the Chamber of Commerce, Tonopah also has a kids' parade tarting at noon, down Main Street; swimming events at the public pool; an old-fashioned barbecue at the Friel Sports Complex from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and many other family fun and games in the afternoon at the complex. The Beatty Volunteer Fire Department will have a parade starting at noon and fireworks display about dusk, according to fireman Mike Lasorsa. Beatty also has a watermelon feed, kids' games like burlap bag races and egg tosses, concession booths and raffles for prizes sponsored by local and Las Vegas merchants. The Goldfield Volunteer Fire Department will host their fireworks display at dusk in the park, kids' games at 10 a.m., adult games at noon, a potluck barbecue at 2 p.m., with raffles and an auction. On Thursday, July 3 there will be a dance at the park at 7 p.m. The Baker celebration will be held Saturday, July 5, according to Shirley Dougherty of the Baker Chamber of Commerce. A barbecue will start at 4 p.m. and a street dance will begin about 6 p.m. and last until 11 p.m., with the Cross- roads band performing. The events will be held at the Senior Hall in the park behind the fire sta- tio, n off of Baker Road. The Ameri- can Legion l6st." 690: is sponsoring. the events as its first fund raising project. T h e Town of Round Mountain will host a decorated bike parade at 1 l:30a.m. ending at Hadley Park. A sand volleyball tournament will begin after the parade, about noon at .Hadley Park, and the fireworks display will begin at dusk at the north end of the park. Established 1981 MaryAnn McNeil/ R epoder/Photralrs Patti Babcock And), Holtmann Geoff Kreis Les/ey Stronach Production Director Dann Weeks Art Director Sean Wilson P F.a.o Ann Smart Pete Peters Don Groner Production Kevin J. Simpson Te00astan,oo II Gi00a00oor00 II Ph,=rs00: II Ethe/ Messer 1[ Bruce Stevenson I I Advertisinq Director el Carlton Mccaslin II Account Executive II II verly Sacca II Res0000nt A,en00Con00oI00 II Marie 00prl=e I I Administration/Cir ulati0fl | Angle Lap,ore, II Admin. Asst. l/ Norm Leavitt, Distribution 11 -:"":'U   $, ,,.::.. You can contact the .... Pahrun VaUey Gazeue To E-Mall us on the Internet: PVGazette@AOL.com Telephone: 702-72%5583 Fax: 702-727-7192. 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