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16 Thursday, July 10, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Service Forum 702-727-5512 "Your Local Full Time Office" 50 yrs Experience c Free hearing evaluation o .Cleaning & Electronic m u check of your Hearing Aid p oP * batteries - Buy one pack @ n get One free * Limit 2 m of Home lhmlsh/ngs :eeler Springs Plaza & Pahrump Station 751-3600 Pahrump Housesl00ing Services We provide housesitting services you are away from your home. We: ,- Chedc your house , Feed your ardmab ,- Water your plants vacaum euness w y,r J4ouse Js Jn 9ood Junds 7 ^ t Give us a Call 751-2159 Chinese Health Balls perfect gift of well being. rdlf hXlly I I/len dll dllck or Moni Oi,dll' tkx $10 with your nan i Acldress to Mandadn Imlrts 2167 NV 89108 Out Esmeralda Way by Carole Sirnes Good Morning? Hope everyone had a great weekend. There were barbeques, picnics and controlled fireworks all over the county. Winner of the shotgun raffled off by the Goldfield Volunteer Fire Department was Ira Adams of Las Vegas. Commissioners meeting The Esmeralda County Commissioners met on July 1 at the Goldfield Courthouse with all commissioners present plus Lynn Scott, recorder while District Attor- ney Steve Evenson is in Carson City attending the State Legislature. * Bob Bangler, DOE (Department of En- ergy), project manager for Underground Wa- ter Testing, presented slides and discussed the 878 underground water tests a third being be- low the water level in an I I,(XY0 square foot area. Commissioner Gary O'Connor asked him what this is cost- ing the taxpayer. An- swer: $17 million yearly! * Bob Nelson, emergency coordinator, was well pleased with the June 12 Regional Mock Disaster Exercise, which connected several counties including Reno, Tonopah, Goldfield, Beatty and Las Vegas. They learned they needed more phones and communication lines open. * Nelson then presented Alan Pezzuto as the new fire chief for Lida and Gold Point and they discussed the training program for 10 volunteers in that area, includ- ing Basic Firefighters Safety, CPR and first aid training. They laa.ve all received the mandated training required by the state. The LEPC grant will pay for some two-way radios ad breathing apparatus, ......... for. the Gold Point Fire Department in the amount of $2,000 from the Capitol Project Fund which passed and may be used for trauma kits, turnouts and equipment. * Leila Shrider discussed what new property owners can do when they have bought property that have ghost roads or ghost alleys that are legally on the map from years ago, but have never been graded or the desert vegetation has grown over these areas, especially at the south end of Franklin. A motion was made and passed to allow the road department to reopen Franklin Street according to the 1907 map at cost to the owner of$117. * Frank S. Siracusa, acting chief of division management, spoke on the qualifications of an emergency manager, functions of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), funding programs available to Esmeralda County and the pros- pects of a future office in the county. * Joe Murray from Nevada Bell , dis- cussed the benefits of Esmeralda County en- tering into an agreement with Nevada Bell for installa- tion and maintenance of pay phones with no cost to the county. * Susan Dudley discussed several options regarding creating a part-time position of Solid Waste Manage- ment Supervisor and taking proper steps of setting the salary and filling the position. It would need to be someone residing in the county with utility experience. Since the position is for only 20 hours weekly, it was decided to appoint Watermaster Mike Anderson who is experienced in utility maintenance with a salary in-, crease from $28,000 to $32,000 yearly, starting July 1, 1997. This passed. * Marin Carr discussed the State of Nevada Emer gency Response Commission procedures and require- ments at the local level, forming an emergency planning committee and different grants available. * A motion was made and passed to sign the amended contract with the Tahoma Landfill Co. Special thanks to IOOB and Supporters Each of the IOOB (International Order of Old Bastards) orders choose to prosper and manage in their own way: the Las Vegas Tribe, the Los Angeles Freeway Tribe and the Tonopab/Goldfield High Desert Tribe. Much like the highwaymen of old England, only through our riding of motorcycles, we choose to do wonderful things in the name of humanity and charity. The Las Vegas Tribe hosts the Thanksgiving "Can" Poker Run, in which each rider brings two cans of food to each of five locations - Salvation Army, St. Judes, St. Vincents, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Elks Lodge. This results in about 1,500 pounds of food. The High Desert Tribe has, in the past, donated to a local handicapped child and the Goldfield Park. All of this was done with the assistance of Juanita Colvin, (Goldfield's Justice of Peace); our co-sponsor the Cactus Club, (Moe and Mizmo), Old Bastards of Goldfield ---Mike Long, Leslie Huskey, Mike Anderson, Chris LaRue, and members of the Goldfield Volunteer Fire Department, plus helpers and sup- porters of Goldfield and elsewhere, that make these runs possible each year. Many, many thanks to all. God Bless America! NHP Report On the evening of June 29, about 9:30 p.m. Ronald Judd Knight, 33, Yuba City, Calif., driving a 1990 Kenworth, for JUJ Trucking was traveling northbound on U.S. 95, entering Goldfield, upon approaching a sharp left curve, lost control of his vehicle and overturned in the northbound travel lane, slid across the travel lane, and onto the northbound roadway shoulder, striking a chain link fence and guardrail. At final rest, his vehicle was on its right side on the northbound travel lane shoulder facing west. His two passengers Zacharia Knight, 4, and Johnathon Afuston 11, were transported by Goldfield Ambulance to Nye Regional Medical Center for a checkup, suffering some bruises and a scary experience! The driver was not injured. The cause of the accident was mechanical, this truck had numerous past brake problems. Investigated by Patrolman Norman Bailey. The tuck was totaled. On a side note: this curve is of concern to local residents as it has been the site of many accidents in the past, and is the route of the Sante Fe Trucking Enterprises, Las Vegas for hauling contaminated soil from the Tonopah Test Range to a Mercury site. Goldfield Parsonage to be restored About 10 years ago an alert Goldfield resident saw an item on the commissioners' agenda to tear down an old shack next to the Community Center. This old shack turned out to be the original Parsonage built in thel9 20s and years later used as a gift shop. With local support and volunteer help it was saved, cleaned up and the debris hauled away. Over the years it has set empty with a few additions of flooring from the Goldfield Hotel, but last fall the local Chamber of Commerce donated the funds for a new roof and again local volunteers supplied the labor. With the help of Sen.Mike McGinness (who believes in saving old historical buildings) a bill was passed in the State Legislature.this past week for funding of $25,000 to restore the Goldfield Parsonage which will be used as the Chamber of Commerce building so locals and tourists may stop by for information, maps, brochures, postcards, etc. The residents of this area wish to thank Sen. McGinnes and his colleagues for supporting this bill.