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12 Thursday, July 10, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Pahrump, 1W Located at 1310 E. Bank Ave. From Las Vegas on Hwy. 160, turn left on Gamebird Rd. Go 5 miles, turn left on Pahrump Valley Blvd. 1 6/10 miles to Bank Ave., left to dead end. Or, take Hwy 372 to Pahrump Valley Blvd., go south on Pahrump Valley Blvd. 5 miles to Bank Ave., turn left on Bank to dead end. *Formerly the Clinton Pioneer Distributors Fencing Building* *Watch for Auction signs* *Bring your lawn chair* Very nice condition-Blue body with white convertible top - Black and white upholstery- V-8 engine-Automatic transmlasion 5% Buyer Premium 1 Owner reserves the fight to reject any and all bids. I:w.xiptfon-Distrlet 6.0-Roll#36717.Parcel "2 big bedroom, k/tchen w/breakfut nook, Bath, Liv/ng Room, Carpeted, Stove, Dlshwss, Re'/erztor, Disposal unit, Air Cond. whlew compressors 6 too. old. New roof I yr. old. • Owner reserves the right to reject any and all b/ds on property. If sold. 10% down day of sale with balance at closing. There is no buyer premium chg. on the real estate. • To v/ew the property prior to sale date, phone (702) 727- 9704 or (702) 751-5738. Youth center debate continues Continued from front page a prototype youth center the board could see. He said there are requests for a sports complex, ping-pong, pool and so many things, he'd like to see an operating center. Board Chairman, Charlotte LeVar con- curred saying even a video would work. She said, "there has never been one generalcon- sensus (for a youth center)." Bob Tomaro, an active and long time proponent for a youth center, said this was a "false statement." He said he had presented a complete plan. Fitzgibbons said, 'T m not here to make a proposal. We don't want this to die. The community of Pahr- ump is behind it. We will get you a proto- type." Lisa Mendel, Youth Center project coordinator for No to Abuse, said she didn't know about PFRC and would like to be involved. "We have three different groups not quite working together." Mendel said No To Abuse plans to open its Youth Center Monday, July 14, pending approval of the state fire marshall of a metal building donated by Preferred Equities Corp. Volunteers gathered to clean and repair the structure and put an operating system in place in response to a rapid increase in juvenile crime when school closed for the summer. Mendel stressed the "temporary" status of the center• Tomaro said he had asked many times for the people to form one unit. He then revisited the funding issue when monies were allocated by both Town and County tbr a youth center that became a proposed multi-purpose center. Naming LeVar and Board Members Steve Rainbolt and Charlie Gronda, Tomaro said, "You used the money because we had it. We had $175,000. You handed over $8,000 as a gift and took the $100,000. You, Charlotte LeVar, didn't allow one second of discussion. You people had a plan. You are going around in circles. There needs to be a beginning and an end. During the election, we heard from all three of you that you were going to listen to the people• Stop listening and do something." Tomaro's reference to an $8,000 "gift" was money used to fund a survey that LeVar said only had six re- sponses. Following the survey the Town Board released the $100,000 allocated by the county for the cen- ter. The $100,000 has since been designated to fund an addition to the town office build- ing to house a county planning official. I Earlier in the dis Ir cussion Rainbolt said, "The $100,000 no YOUTH ADVOCATE-Lisa Mendel longer exists." The town still has $67,000 set aside for a youth center. Diana Stiles asked if the $100,000 had been allocated by the county for a youth center, LeVar said the money was for a project and not specific. McRae said at the time of the request for the money, it was for a youth center. Stiles said, "If the money was given for a youth center, it belongs to the youth center• The board had to vote to return it to the county." Ron Tewell spoke from the audience. Retired from law enforcement, Tewell said he and his wife don't have children, but want to make it clear the town needs to do something. "If you don't do something now it will be too late. It will cost more later at $20,000 a year to put them in a cage. Go forward, don't play games•;' The audience clapped in support. The board did do something. They de- cided to put an action to revive the former Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on the agenda for the July 22, 1997, meeting. Elimination of the advisory board was spearheaded by Rainbolt in 1996. The board also decided, as soon as the new advisory board is functional, to ask the advisory group to make recommenda- tions in regard to a community youth cen- ter. Auctioneers Note--These two lit'ms will be offered at 12 noo] at BIG COUNTRY AUCTION ttO[!SE. Address and phone # listed below for inlo please call us 2 NEW AND USED WE ACCEPT CONSIGNMENT HWY 372 Terms of Sales: sCash or check w/proper I.D. "10% buyer premium eSales tax charged "Nothing remo#ed until settled *Refreshments on grounds III III call for info BIG COUNTRY AUCTION AUCTIONEER: BUD SAULS PHONE .................... 727-9704 ................................ 751-5738 CELLULAR .............. 239-3088 Announcements day of sale take precedence over all printed material I I III III m _ Gamebird --- --- Auction Ill I "1" O o CO. CO Earthquake concerns behind Yucca Mountain study by Geoff Kreis Faultlines that run along Yucca Moun- tain have some people concerned that nuclear waste that will be stored there in the future could leak into groundwater supplies. The facility that is being designed to house the waste on the mountain in central Nye County, is supposed to be able to prop- erly store nuclear waste such as plutonium and tritium for a period of 10,000 years. Studies recently done by the University of Colorado at Boulder however, say that earth- quakes of a magnitude 5.0 or greater are very likely to occur within that time frame. Physics Research Associates John B. Davies and Charles Archambeau conducted studies in which computer modeling, geo- logical data of the area, quake history, and about 20 test walls were used to try and predict how well the Yucca MountaAn site would hold up in the event of a large quake. What they found was that in a magnitude 5.0 or greater, the water table beneath the earth' s surface rose high enough to prompt flood- ing. This flooding could lead to'corrosion of storage containers which would in turn, erode and leak into the groundwater supplies. According to geophysicists, investiga- tions into faults have been used to character- i ze the potentials and drawbacks of a nuclear waste storage facility in the mountain. Studying the faultlines along the mountain is a critical element in determining the safety and reliability of Yucca Mountain as the nation's waste repository. Fault line maps show there are many seismic faults that run along the mountain. Some estimates place the actual total at nearly 3,000 faults with about one-third of those having the potential to release earth- quakes strong enough to cause damage. Davies and Archambeau cited examples of earthquakes in Idaho and Montana that occurred in areas geologically similar to Yucca Mountain. The quakes that struck there were strong enough to offset the water table measurements. A magnitude 5.6 earthquake that struck near Yucca Mountain in 1992, similarly caused the water tables to change. Department of Energy officials view the University of Colorado study with skep- ticism but do say that they need to study the report in depth. The University of Colorado report is slated to be published in "Environmental Geology" later this month. :)