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2 Thursday, July 17, 1997 Pahrtunp Valley Gazette The Pahrump Valley Gazette, formexly 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- lishcrs, Inc. Editorial, production, i 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- tea-: send address changes to The Pahrump Valley Gazeue, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193. For billing or subscription in- quiries please telephooe 800/fi8_- 2640. Copyrights: No part of this publication may be copied of re- produced by any means without the express written permission of the Publishers. Included ate 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 management. Letters Policy We welcome letters to the editor. Letters must be signed, with the writer's address and telephone number included. I Unsigned letters will not be published.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, Pahmmp, NV 89048 Northern and Central Nevada Friday...A chance of after- noon and evening thunder- storms central and east. Dry otherwise. Lows in the up- per 40s to upper 50s. A little cooler with highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s. Saturday...Dry. Lows mid 40sto mid 50s. Highs lower 80s to lower 90s. Sunday...Dry. Lows in the mid 40s to mid5Os. Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s. Southern Nevada Friday , through sunday...Dry. Lows in the upper 60s to lower 80s. Highs in the upper 90s to near 112. California Desert Areas Friday through Sunday...Some afternoon clouds...Otherwise fairskies. Locally breezy af- ternoons and evenings. Lows from the upper 50s Owens Valley to the mid 70s to lower 80s Death Valley, Highs in the upper 90s to 112. Two area codes due for Nevada by Geoff Kreis Area code 702 will no longer be the only area code in the State of Nevada. According to Nevada state officials, Las Vegas and Clark County, will keep the original 702 area code. Pahr- ump and the rest of the state will adopt a yet unspecified area code. In March of this year, representatives of the City of Las Vegas, county and state government, chambers of commerce, and the gen- eral public were to attend a meeting to learn the bound- ary options of the new pro- posed code and to provide input on the best overall plan for that area. Nevada continues to be one of the fastest growing states in the country, developing from a rural state, in the early 1900s, to a highly urbanized state. Currently, more than 85 percent of Nevada's population live in the two metropolitan areas of Reno and Las Vegas. In July of 1996, preliminary population estimated from Nevada's State Demographer and Department of Taxation, indicated Nevada's total population at 1,688,600. In Pahrump, which is the fastest growing rural town in the nation, with 24,000 people living in the valley, the change will affect the way that phone calls are made. More importantly, it signifies change. "I hate to see it happen," said Nye County Commis- sioner Ira Copass, "I guess progress has to happen though." Copass went on to say that he had lived in Califor- nia for a number of years and he witnessed what growth does to a state. The record growth of Nevada's population has him con- cerned that negative impacts could surface with the boom. For some people though, the code change is not all that bad. "I think it is a great idea," said Tom Smith, of Las Vegas. "Maybe it would free up a lot of new phone lines so that business and citizens could better choose numbers." Since 1947, Nevada has had the 702 area code and is just one of 14 states with a single area code. Officials say that the second area code is needed to accomodate the state's rapid growth because of the use of celluler phones, phone lines required for fax machines, pagers, and modems for the Internet. For Pahrump and the rest of the state, the new area code is scheduled to be operational in December 1998. Mctmmogrctrns hen it was time for her yearly mammogram, Beth knew just where to go. . :  ,. Pahnn00p Center for Healthcare 1501 E. Calvada Blvd. Pahn.tmp, NV,89048 702-727-6060 Established 1981 Publisher MaryAnn McNeil/ Re0o_ rter/Photraphers Patti Babcock Andy Holtmann Geoff Kreis Lesley Stronach Production Director Oann Weeks Art Director Sean Wilson Ann Smart Pete Peters Don Groner Production Kevin J. Simpson Teresa Stanton Gina Moore PhotraDhy Ethel Messer Bruce Stevenson Advedisin_a Director Carlton McCaslin Account Executive Ann Nusbaum Beverly Sacca Resident A c,nt/Controller Marie Lap#ore Administratlon/Circulatioll Angle Laprlore, Admin. Asst. Norm Leavitt, Distribution YOU can contact the .... To E-Mail us on the Internet: PVGazette @aol.com Telephone: 702-72%5583 Fax: 702-727-7192 Las Vegas Office - %, 1-800-682-2640 Pahrump Valley Gazette Member: Nevada State Press Association Baker Chamber of Commerce Beatty Chamber of Commerce Death Valley Chamber of Commerce Pahrump Chamber of Commerce Tonopah Chamber of Commerce We're part of your community Famtasy 5 TII- 7/11- 22, 23, 24, 21, 3| FlU. 1111. 11, 14, 11, 31, l! SIT- 7112. 11, 13, 1L 24, 2! 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