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2 Thursday, July 10, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette The Pahramp Valley Gazette. l fom]erly known as the Death Val- ley 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, lnc Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the Val- ley 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 Pahrump Valley Gazette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193. For billing or subscription in. qulries please telephone 800/682. 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 fights 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 management. Letters Policy We welcome letters to the tor. Letters must he signed, with the writer's address and telephone number included. Unsigned letters will not be published. Short, concise let- ters are preferred. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Mail to 1330 Hwy. 160, Suite 3, Pahrump, NV 89048 Crystal celebrates new library by Andy Holtmxmn The residents of Crystal no longer have to drive to Pahr- ump or Amargosa Valley to check out a book. The town celebrated the opening of their very own library on June 1 of this year. It seems to be doing well. The library, which is housed in a 12 toot by 12 foot room of the volunteer fire department building is not very big with only 1,063 books. But, keeping in mind that just over a month ago, they had no library close to home, the new facility is a welcomed start. It probably doesn't look like much right now, but every- thing has to start somewhere," said library organizer Sharon Welch. "Everything starts with an idea and evolves from there." Welch explained that Crystal's library is an annex of the Amargosa Library District. Michelle DeLee of the Amargosa Valley library coordinated with Welch and other Crystal residents to provide books and shelves. Woody Peterson, the un-officiai founder of Crystal and Volunteer Fire Chief, allowed Welch to use the room in the volunteer fire depart- ment building. All of a sudden, the town had a library. "It was a real community effort," Welch said. "Everyone involved worked so hard to get it up and going." Welch's son Danny Vescio and his wife Dori run the library. Danny has been instrumental in the organizing and record keeping of the books and Dori helps with the selection process. Both are former Special Olympics athletes and have devoted their time and efforts to the operation of the library. When it first opened, business was good and everyone was excited," Dori said. "It has been pretty quiet around here recently though." The library signifies change for the town of around 60-70 people. Change, according to Welch, is what some people fought. There are still some residents here that do not want the library or the fire department," Welch said. "They are worried that their taxes will increase too much and they do not want to see any sort of changes that might cause that to happen." The library idea was started a couple of years ago when districts and townships in Amargosa were re-defined. The Amargosa Valley Library District was re-defined as well. Welch, who had served on the Amargosa Library Board of Trustees, suggested a library or some sort of annex in Crystal because it was hard for the children who lived there to acquire books. The DeLee family wanted to help and donated the shelves and some books to the effort. Now, the Crystal Library is on a "share program" with Amargosa's library so that each can borrow from the other if needed. Welch said that it is time that Crystal get recognized by the state. Members of the town have been applying for township and are awaiting word from the state as to whether their requests will be approved. Throughout the last year we have tried to get Crystal recognized as a town," Welch said. "This place has many legitimate reasons to be classified as a town of Nevada instead of just some sort of crossroad in the middle of nowhere." If the state officially notices the town, those who live there will be able to say that they live in Crystal, Nev. The township recognition could also mean a post office and a new zip code. Time will only tell. 24-Hour Urgent Care When Jack took a sptll, his mother knew exactly where to take him. Northern and Central Nevada Friday...Dry except a chance of afternoon thunder- storms central mountains. Breezy and cool. Lows in the lower40s to IowerS0s. Highs in the upper 70s to upper 80s. Saturday and sunday...Dty. Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Wamrdays with highs in the 80s to around 90. Southern Nevada Friday and Saturday,_Dry. Breezy afternoons. Lows in the upper 60s to upper 70s. Highs in the upper 90s to around 110. Sunday...Dry. Lows in the 70s to lower 80s. Highs in the upper 90s to around 110. California Desert Areas Friday through evening hours. Lows from the lower to mid 50s Owens Vat- lower to mid 90s Owens Val- ley to 102 to 107 across the Deexh Valley. Pahnn00p Center for Healthcare 1501 E. Calvadct Blvd. Pahnamp, NV 891348 702-727-6060 Established 1981 MaryAnn McNeil/ Reoorter/PhotrapCter Patti Babcock Andy Holtrnann Geoff Kreis Lesley Stronach Production Director Oann Weeks Art Director Sean Wilson E0it Ann Smart Pete Peters Don Groner Production Kevin J. 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