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• 4 T,rsday, July 10, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Pahrump disappointed over college funding Continued from front page Valley to Amargosa," he said, "and provide jobs for a clinic doctor, a psychiatric nurse, a social worker and a medical office assistant. I'm really pleased withgetting this," he said. "Nye County can have our own surveyor now," he said, mentioning that funds were authorized to hire a full time sur- veyor stationed in Pahrump with a salary, car and office, who will work with the planning commission to optimize area growth. Neighbors also spoke about AB291 which authorizes counties to impose sales and use taxes for infrastructure needs such as schools, roads, landfills, water and sewer systems. "This would primarily affect tourists," he said and it would help residents pay for things they need, "But the Governor has 10 days to sign or veto these bills," he emphasized, indicating that they weren't 1130% on their way as yet. Let the public know that "we're both darned disappointed with the education thing," he said, speaking for himself and McGinness. Neighbors was concerned about Pahrump Town Board member Gary Hollis calling him for information about the learning center and chastizing him for not putting forth all his efforts in winning it for the town. "The guy kept question- ing my clout with the rest of the legislature," he said. Neighbors explained that it is very important for rural legislators to become chairman of some committees. After that they are able to wield more power and get what their constituents want. Neighbors is vice chair of the Taxation and Government Affairs committees and a member of the Infrastructure and Naturz, l Resources, Agriculture and Mining committees. He feels the latter is very important for the rural counties he represents, emphasizing his district is bigger than 13 eastern states and is about the size of the state of Indiana. Gary Hollis and Steve Rainbolt were both very outspoken about the education center at the town board meeting Tuesday night. Hollis told the Gazette reporter to emphasize how upset he was about the college center. According to Rainbolt, Hollis also called AssemblySpeaker Joe Dini to complain about Pahrump not getting the center. Dini was said to reply, "If you don't like what you got, we can take it away." Hinting that there was a lot more political hanky panky going on behind the scenes in this year's legislature than he wanted to talk about, Rainbolt said later that "I hold Roy Neighbors directly responsible for not getting this for Pahr- ump. If he hasn't learned to play the game by now he never will. I will certainly take the $75,000. That pretty much guarantees that we will get it next time. But the $75,000 was just to appease us. It just shows their arrogance over the rural counties." Reggie Knight and Dan Simmons, who were both in- volved with the Friends of the College group and the Pahrump Town Board Legislative Task Force to lobby for the center, took a different view of the whole thing. "There is a lot of strong feelings about this and perhaps it wasn' t orchestrated quite right, but Neighbors and McGinness worked very hard for us," Knight said. Simmons said, "Certainly I'm disappointed, but the $75,000 is great and we will now start planning for the design. Look how far we've come. Six months ago the state didn't know we had a college presence in Pahrump. And we're cancelling classes because the people in Pahr- ump aren't supporting them. This has put us on the map. We wouldn't have had the hearing (before the legislature) if it hadn't been for Neighbors and McGinness, and the support from the Task Force and the Friends and the kids. They put forth a tremendous effort. We will get it next year." Pahrump town board member Charlie Gronda joined in saying that Pahrump has to work together to get the things we need like the college and the youth center. July programs at Red Rock Canyon The Bureau of Land Management offers mopthly programs at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area including hikes, walks and lectures. All programs are free of charge, however, reservations are required. Bishop Veterinary Hospital Tonopah Clinic L Dr. Lind will be in Tonopah Jll July 23  Saturday, July 5 -- "Caving with Bats !" learn about bats and caves on two mile hike to Desert Cave. Sunday, July 6 -- "The Mother Spring," bring the family for an early morning hike to La Madre Spring to see wildlife foraging for toed. Wednesday, July 9 -- "DesertSurvivalTechniques," learn desert preparedness in this 3 1/2 hour program. Friday and Sunday, July 11, 13 -- "Desert Survival (Chil- dren)," children will learn what I/ Front downstairs office-42 Belmont St. 11 Appointments/Info, Call 482-6458 after 5 pm. I| Dr. Lind will be in every other Wednesday l[ 8 a.m.. 1 p.m.: Dogs, cats and other small animals, 1| including s,0ays neutering, dentistry,.minor surgery, etc. II it .i. c0,s,,00 11  I C 1' :urd2'Julyl'2-'"Sandst°neQuarryt°Keyst°ne"im°d- ° ?Orate five mile round trip hike and learn the history of geology |[  llr'Tonopah5:30p.mto7:30p.m. [ JJ,J| atRedRock. [I Round Mountain: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. I i [[ Same dates as Tonopah Clinic I| Sunday,July 13 --"Ice Box Boulder Exploration'three hour hike throughm°derateIce  , Box Canyon• DOE PUBLIC MEETINGS Friday, July 18--"Geol- |catty Amargosa Valley pahrump ogy at Sunset," an easy hike along the Moenkopi Trail viewing geological phases and how it effected Red Rock Canyon. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 18, 19, 20-- "North Ameri- can Deserts," bring the family and learn about the deserts of North America with emphasis on Nevada's two deserts. "All programs are free of charge, however, reservations are required." to do and not to do in the desert survival program with some hands-on activities. Saturday July 12 -- "Flash Floods and Earthquakes," a continuation of the Desert Survival program learn what to do m these emergencms. ! PRIMESTAR BY TSAT about the night sky. Saturday, July 19 -- "Anasazi and Pauite - Desert Living," a two mile hike with demonstrations on how these tribes lived in this area. Friday, July 25--"Evening with the Stars," bring the fam- ily and learn something new Saturday, July 26 -- "Tracking the Big Horned Sheep," a modera four mile hike from Sandstone Quarry to Gateway Canyon, Saturday, Sunday, July 26, 27 :- "Ic Box Scramble," bring the family on this moderate hike with a lot of rock scram- bling• Reservations are required for all programs• For more information and reservations, call the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center at (702) 363-192 i, ext.2. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Groundwater On and Near the Nevada Test Site * groundwater tables, flow, and transport * NTS resource management, including groundwater use * protecting NTS surrounding areas from groundwater contamination Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Places: Beatty, NV- Monday, July 14, Stage Coach Hotel/Casino (Sage Room) Amargosa Valley, NV - Tuesday, July 15, Amargosa Community Center Pahrump, NV - Wednesday, July 16, Community Center (Hall) For additional information, please contact Nancy Harkess at: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Public Affairs and Information P.O. Box 98518 Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-8518 Phone Number:. 702-295-4652 Fax Number: 702-295-0154 E-Mall Address: Harkess@nv.doe.gov U.S. Department of,Energy / Nevada Operations OfficeJ 1-800-449-1269 Programming Packages Starting at About a Dollar a Day!'" 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