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, Z6Thursday, Sepuma- n. 19 lbum Vsaey C,,met*e Out Esmeralda Way I I I I I II I I I IIIIII I I II I by Carol Sires Good Morning! Hope your weekend was as interesting and enjoyable as mine was. FAy first stop in Pahrump on Friday after- noon, August 29, was the Gazette office in their new location and meeting Publisher Mar-yAnn McNeill and all the remarkable people who put this paper together. Patti took me on a tour of the place and with all the room and space they have now, a person could easily become lost for a few moments. Thanks everyone! Then Saturday afternoon had a wonderful visit with Jim Lee and his wife Agnes, have known them since the 80s. In fact, Jim prepared us a very delicious barbecue rib dinner. Can't ask for a better weekend than this. s _.,. AUTO SALVAGE and PICK A PART OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK NYE COUNTY'S FIRST PICK a PART BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ENTER YARD $1.00 ADMISSION CHARGE 727-1313 OPEN 7 DAYS 8a007o 5pm Smart Way JCENSED & BONDED I I II I I I New Esmeralda DA sworn in xembef 1, 1997, Jan Michad Stuart was sworn in as the new   District ARomey by Justice of the Peace Juanita Calvin at the Goldfield . Mr. Stuart has many good ideas and progrmm that will benefit the eounty. Visitors Two weeks ago, Goldfield resident Lee Lightfoot had a surprise visit from his three daughters Carol Kasdorf, Terry Anders and Patty Hubbard, who five in Chandler, Ariz. Two other children, David Anders of Califonda and Toni Riegstand of Wisconsin, we unable to make the trip. A 12 year resident, Lee was born in Osceola, Ark. He was in the United States Navy five years as Second Class Petty Officer. Always in construction work, he ended up in Tonopah during the 80s working on the Mizpah Hotel, then settled in Goldfield. Florence Mine Lore The Florence claims were patented in early 1903 and soon became one of the richest pieces of ground in mining history with over $9,000,000 to its credit when the price of gold was $20.67 an ounce. In 1905 a two ton lease of ore was discovered which assayed at 2,850 ounces to the ton. The Florence ground was the only rich mine in the district that was not owned by the great Consolidated Mines Company, when the Florence owners turned down an offerof$4,500,000 for the mine in 1906. Today, the Florence Mine and 1906 era buildings are still intact and are being placed into what is termed "arrested decay" (stabilizing and preserving the buildings and headframe). This mine is one of the best preserved in the state. Curtis-lsh building The past several weeks there has been quite a bit of activity at the old Curtis-Ish building, (built in 1907) which stands next to the Consolidated Mines building that is being restored by Jan Aurich and family. Maybe someone else is interested enough to preserve another piece of Goldfield history. Will keep you informed. Hot Springs topic of special meeting On Wednesday, September 3, a meeting was held at the Fish [ I I Lake Valley Community Center with a dual purpose of discussing the future of the local hot Slaings and meeting the newly appointed District ARcmmy, James Michael Stuart. Ahout 45 residents were in attendant. The hot springs is the result of a drilling operation which failed in its original intent when the driller struck hot watez. It has become a beautiful mmnl resource enjoyed by the local people as well as guests fm all over the eounUy. About five yesxs ago, someone reported to the State Health Department the slaings were umafe for public use, and there ensued a lengthy effort to bring it into compliance with Health Depamrt standards. The costs to upgrade the springs was prohibitive. The residents, Commissioner Gary OConnor, and District Attorney James Michael Stuart explored other possibilities such as a Wildlife Sanctuary, in a partnership with BLM on a natural resource with minimum physical improvements. Vandalism has been an ongoing problem which still has to be dealt with but the greater majority wants to keep it in whatever form is best for all concerned. An adhoc committee was formed as a subsidiary ofthePark Board to look into the problems and possible solution to all the questions that were asked. They will report their findings to the Park Board, a future meeting to be scheduled. We wish to thank Commissioner O'Connor for this report. Chamber of Commerce luncheon The Goldfield Chamber of Commerce held its bimonthly luncheon meeting on Aug. 28, at the Mozart Club with President Steve Evenson presiding. Steve and his wife Jami introduced their new six day old son, Vincent Earl, to the group. During the meeting Steve also introduced Mr. James Stuart, our new district attorney, who is filling in the remaining term as Evenson has accepted another position elsewhere. Virginia Ridgeway spoke on the progress of the new tourist brochures being put together, and with the help of Allen Price, an updated walking tour map of Goldfield. During the meeting, Virginia Ridgeway, presented Mr. Evenson with a beaufifid plaque thanking him for his dedica- tion and services to Esmeralda County. We wish them well. Starting next month, Ridgeway will be the Chambers new president with Rita Gillum assuming the secretary's duties. Better than new! Super selection Super Selection If you want to know where the best deals on automobiles are in town ask a satisfied buyer Great Deal Great Service Dolores Downing Excellent Deal, excellent service excellent vehicle William Rearick Outstanding service and value Dale Jackson Best value in town and the sale staff treats you right. Jeff and Laura Grimaud Absolute the best service and absolute great value J.D. and Shirley Sinyard Buy Local You don't have to go to Las Vegas to buy your late model car, truck or van. We brought then here to sell for lessl 2nd Chance Rnandng Avialable OdLC We Take Trades Paid for or Not Pltm Tax, Fees - Not good with any omer coupon -o.c II II I I Monday- Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 pro. Now open Sunday 10 a,m.- 5 p.m. I w I Also Extended Warranties Available We Service What We Sell See Our Entire Inventory at WWWJentaicat--4om