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4 Thursday, September 4, ! 997 Pahrump Valley Gette MktT. Sde6 g 137Q E. kiamhew L Whirlpool  P'me{7'0|727.fJ59S I:, ,, :2,.  • Auto Accident • Bankruptcy • Criminal I)eft.nc • i)ivurcc • I,corporalion • Wills & Trusts I,AW ()F'F'I(?ES OF LOUIS M. MINIC'OZZi, ]!1 A l:'rojexsional Corporation PAHRUMP 36t S, Frontage Rd,- Suite 2 Telephone: (702) 751-1200 I.AS VEGAS J3?N. Rancho Dr.- Suite 410 elthone: (702) 648-49. Toll Free: (.888) 246-196 From $12.95 From $29.95 From $29,95 eestt ." ," w> (we Do torhomes, Atsotn) M'F 8:30a.m,'Sp.m. and I.m.- lOp.re. Jane 751-ARTS 7274777 800700707 [702] 717,SlSl Canteen Bakery & Party Shop lIE. SecondSt. (702) 727-7447 Sugar Free "tSpecialty Cakes Pies & Pastry  Pies & Bread Assorted Donuts & Goodies Hrs- 4:30 am - 1:30 pm Tues - Sat Thermax Clean Care Center in Stem nin# Home • Business * Auto * RV Rent the wodcl's best Steom Cleaner 0' 727-1339 $8 for 24 houri 1200 N.  St. -FREE- lOx12 Room Out Esmeralda Way by Carol Sirnes Good Morning.! These extra gusty winds are really hard on the tall plants in this area. The ends of the bamboo leaves started splitting several months ago and the sunflower leaves are raggedy and rough. The growing season here is short compared to Pahr- ump, but the woman of the house here experimented with white sweetcorn and the first two ears were ready August 28 and really tasted great. Guess who left yesterday with his traveling aluminum art show to attend the Burning Man Ritual at Black Rock Canyon near Gerlach, so he will have plenty to write about later on? Commissioners meeting The Esmeralda County Commissioners met on September 2, in the Goldfield Courthouse with Chairperson Susan Dudley introducing James Michael Stuart, the new District Attorney for Esmeralda County, who was sworn in yesterday. * Mike Anderson reported the hiring of William "Redman" Henshaw as maintenance operator at the Goldfield Landfill Site. * The Nevada State Treasurer, Bob Seale, discussed the 1997 legislative issues and what effects some of them could have in this area such as; Municipal Bond Banks, Allodial Titles, College tuition plan network, lease purchase programs, and the permanent school funding which mainly serves rural schools. * James Michael Stuart, (DA), was appointed to serve on the Southern Nevada Job Training board. * A motion was made and passed to advertise for bids on a new or used truck/trailor to haul dropboxes. The bids to be in by September 15 and opened on September 16. * It was decided to purchase three dropboxes at the cost of $7,392, plus shipping costs of $950, from a finn in Vernon, Calif. * Fred Anderson introduced Douglas F. Ahistrom who is with G.C. Wallace Inc., Engineering/Architecture, the largest firm of this type, in Nevada. He discussed the availability of information, grants, engineers and contractors in regards to the preservation and restoring of old historical buildings. * The names of Carl Shrider, Mike Anderson and Fred Anderson were recommended for the Nevada Taxpayers Asso- ciation for the Cashman Good Government Award for continu- ing and consistent effort to spend taxpayers dollars wisely and efficiently; creating a "user-friendly" government. Diana Mine dedicated at State Park On Saturday, Aug. 16, ribbon cutting ceremonies were held to dedicate the opening of the Diana Mine, (which connects to the Berlin Mine) at the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nevada. The Diana Mine was begun in the early 20th century and was sporadieal!y work€el until the eaz'ly !940s, It conrats the surface to the fourth level of the Berlin mine. Berlin was a relatively small mining town, active from 1900-1908. Al- though it was not a major player in the mining boom of that era in Nevada, today it has become valuable as a historic source. The town of Berlin was incorporated into Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in 1970 and since that time, has been preserved and interpreted by the Nevada Division of State Parks. Fossil tours are held daily at the fossil shelter at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Berlin townsite tours are held each Saturda " 3 p.m., where visitors are taken into the old buildings an' mill, and the mining/milling methods and way of life in those days are explained. The Diana Mine tours will be held each Saturday at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. and on Sundays at 1 p.m. The distance of the tours is approximately 315 feet. Safety hats and mining lamps are provided, and the tour groups are limited to eight people. The Diana Mine is more than just a tunnel. It almost appears as if the miners just left one day and will return tomorrow. The mine contains ore cart tracks, air lines, several side tunnels, a stope and ore chute, a winze, timbering and some quartz veins. In addition, many historical mining tools and equipment such as sledges, candle-holders, and a functioning ore cart are displayed in the mine. The mine presents the rare opportunity to essentially recre- ate the experience of underground mining as it was in the early 20th century in Nevada. Present at the opening were: Steve Weaver Berlin, Ichthyo- saur State Park supervisor; Terry Bray, Regional Ranger, Nevada Division of State Parks and his wife Lynne; Wayne Perock, Administrator Nevada Division of State Parks, and secretary Elize; Greg Hess, county commissioner, Storey County, owner of the Ponderosa Mine, Virginia City, Nev.; Ben Veljoen, county commissioner, Esmeralda County, owner of Nevada Rand Mining Company, Silver Peak, Nev. and his wife Leta.Chuck Phillips, Board of Directors of the NEvada State Parks Cooperative Association, which Was responsible for the financing of the project, and his wife Theda. They live in Las Vegas, Nev. Whitney Smith, a volunteer who is busy Jan McDonald, M.D. Dermatology Clinic of Nevada, Ltd. Harvard Medical School & Mayo Clinic Trained at Pahrump Medical Center 1501 E. Calvada Call: 727-6060 Summit Family Health Care 1151 S. Hwy 160 Pahrump Station Call: 727-'5509' For Insurance/Billing Questions Call 1-800- 752-4338 • Diseases of Skin • Discoloration • Diseases of Hair • Psoriasis • Skin Cancer • Cosmetic Laser • Acne Surgery • Spider Veins • Chemical Peels • Wrinkles • Hair Restoration • Skin Surgery • Nail Disorders • Moles • Eczema restoring the old engines in hdparkl and hiswife Joanne. Hal Newman worked in the Diana Mine in the 1950s. His parents were the very first "supervisors" in the park. Hal is a storehouse of historical information and stories. A lot of credit is due to three hard working gentlemen, namely Ben Veljoen, Gregg Hess and Bob Fresne, who volunteered their weekends the past three months doing the actual physical labor of reconstruction, retimbering and restoring this mine and getting it ready for the public to enjoy. D. H. Blattner& Son, con- tractors at Silver Peak, have been very supportive of this project. Mineral Ridge Re- sources has donated many of the artifacts; dismantling many of the bigger ones in order to transport them to the park, then restoring them for display. The men volun- tarily did this on their own time. Later on, more items ' will be added including stamp mill. Licensed & BONDED #3O88O DOMESaCGPCULTURK I a LXPLORATORY • ibm • PUMP SALES, SERVICE | ,  INStALLaTiON - Itr,i "COMPLETE SYSTEMS Ii1 INSTALLED wrrH ,5 YF, AP, Illllql IDlO DISPATCHED "lllllll 7 daFs a week service Jllll 22o I: Manse llll E.y PV BIvd2l lll