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4 Thursday, September 18, 1997 Pahrtmap Valley Gazette Commissioners reject animal ordinance Forum Homo Lmm& Q MAVTAG Sdng00 1370 [ Ikl L, irlpool .o48 (r0) r'zT. Fax (} 7"7q Auto Accidents Bankruptcy Criminal Defense Divorce Incmporatlon .Wllb &Trusts Law Offices of Louis M. Minicozzi,m A Professional Corporation Pahmmp $61S, F Rd. - SIdte 2 Telephone (702) 751-1200 tas Vesas 333N, liancho Dr. - Suite 410 Telephone (702) 648-4950 Toll Frem (888)2.46-1960 *Oil Changes From )5 $29.95 00.00ides) r00,zg.95 ,Radiators. New And (we oo 00or00mes, 00osom) 8:80a.m.-Sp,m. stud 8p.m.- lOp.m...vm.e Canteen Bakery Party Shop I II I I I H 1061 E,  St. (702) 727-7447 SaSar Free SpedaltV Cakes Plea & Patry'y..__ Pies&Bread Pamorted Donut, & Goodies 14rs- 4:30 am - 1:30 pm Tram - Sat Thermax Clean Care Center 8p'iag in 8tem Oeaai Home * Business * Auto *.RV Scdes and Renlols - Ren! the wc, dd's best  Cle(mor |200 N.  St. -FREE- 10xl2 Room  NVlml CkK.u U .Us od Continued from front page (for animal control). It' s never going to break even," she said. "Do not license cats because of the animosity from people who don't want it." Joey Bodin said, "I should not be subsidizing all the people who don't pay for licenses." McRae again interjected, "I proposed (to levy) hefty fines on the habitual offenders that let their animals get out. And I was almost spayed and neutered. The sheriff does not want to have anything to do with animal control. We've got to do something folks. We can't keep subsidizing everyone who is irresponsible." Juanita Dietrich of J J's Groom 'n Room told tales of animals with collars choking themselves and being so tight that vets had to cut them out of the animal's skins. She said requiring animals, especially cats, to wear collars is wrong in many cases. "Why do you want me to enforce your law," she asked ;everal times. "Why have us pay twice?" A kennel permit and a professional animal handler's permit would be required under the ordinance, she said. There is a choice of collars with tags, embedded chips and tattoos to identify animals, she said. "And don't forget pet fanciers," she said, "some of them are just as bad as the others. Don't put laws in that would be prohibitive. The attitude of Pahrump and Amargosa Valley and Beatty is that people came here to live out their lives in a rural community. Do not destroy this lifestyle. People can't be afraid to breathe or walk their dog." Jim Quirk, chairman of the Town of Amargosa Valley Advisory Board went over along list of items in the ordinance that people objected to. After the lunch break, Commissioner Bobby Revert began the discussion with, "I think it's time we leave this to the various town boards. They have a much better feeling for what they have to do." Commission Chairman Dick Carver said, "I want to take this opportunity to let you know the commissioners have had their fill of this." Sheriff Wade Lieseke Jr. said, "I think many of the people haven't even read this ordinance. The sheriff's department has always had the right to enter property. That's what we do as sheriffs...to investigate probable cause. It all has to do with probable cause. I don't have the personnel to enforce this. Let the towns enforce it if they want to. This mostly consolidates ordinances we already have on file." Clark Wheeler then gave a long talk about why he got involved in the animal issue in the first place. It involved how he found a stray pit bull dog and saved it from being killed in the county animal control offices because no one adopttt' before the three-day limit. He got the sheriff to change"ffl stay to seven days and was asked by the commissioners to write the ordinance after that, he said. McRae said, "I understand that this is an unpopular issue. If you think that the towns are going to take control of this....that is a pipe dream." "Do we have any obligation to control this? I want a district attorney's opinion," he asked Deputy District Attor- ney Gary Pulliam. "Then let's just get ridofit. We've gotten no where with this....we don't need this bill. It's already in place." When the vote on the motion to notapprove the bill was taken, Revert, Copass and Carver voted yes and McRae voted no. CCSN, Herbst form training program by Mary Ann McNeill Gazette Staff PAHRUMP--Dan Simmons, coordinator for the Corn- munity College of Southern Nevada (CCSN) in Pahrump, announced that a contract has been signed between the Terrible Herbst Corporation and the Hospitality Institute of CCSN to teach hospitality related classes in Pahrump. The Herbst Corporation will sponsor its employees' en- rollment in the classes locally and others can join in upon paying tuition. Class size is proposed to be limited to 25 people and projected classes will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. John Thielman, general manager for Terrible's Town in Pahrump, agreed to the project on Tuesday, September 16. Terrible's will help CCSN secure computers, software and equipment for the classes and CCSN will teach the students. Dr. Hank Milton, a retired and well-known expert in the hospitality industry will teach the classes. Milton was for- merly with UNLV, the University of Florida, and Virginia Norfolk State University. He is best known locally for his consulting services to hotels on the Los Vegas strip. Milton has contracted to set up training programs all over the world in hospitality management. Initial classes are HRC 104, Front Office Operations and ILRC 107, Hotel Computer Systems at 1 1/2 hours each session. "This is our entrance into the hotel and gaming industry in Pahrump. We hope in the future to expand into the gaming aspect of casino manage- ment," Simmons said. "We have approval for a tutoring center for the college students," he said. The college is also trying to put together a high-tech computer center for all students, including high school and college students, days and evenings, he said. "We are trying to offer as many services in Pahrump as possible. Many young people have arrived and are now'able to take classes here. There is a large percentage in the 20- 25 age range," Simmons s. "Before, we had a lot of rdired people here. We have meta record now. There are over 450 students enrolled in classes. There were 300 enrolled last year." Simmons and Michael DeLee also added that Pllip Niedzielski-Eichner, a consultant to Nye County and the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation(NTSDC), has donated $500 to the Friends of the College to be used to file for nonprofit corporation status. The college is also forming a partnership with NTSDC to train people for technical jobs involving the high-tech corridor that stretches along High- way 95 from Pahrump and Indian Springs to Tonopah. "They will help us secure computers and equipment and we will help train their people," Simmons said. The hospitality classes are projected to begin September 30 in Pahrump. For more information, contact Dan Simmons at 751-3452.  & IlONDD #30880 I OOMrmCGUCO I EXPLORATORY. J[ I 'PUMPSALF&SF2.VICE I/' irsrAaZarlON * " IIll I .covmsrm.s i INSTAI22 WITH 5 YF.R llil I w_. __/i I stom st,rcEo II!1111 7 days a k serf, ice 4UJO 1220 E. Manse lllg E. ol Pv md ill Briefly Noted II of Wildlife is sponsoring a VFW offering If a young persO'ti "i 'ih : hhnersafefy course wch program terested, please contaet your is mandatory for all ew The Veterans of Foreign . loea!!.pos or Auxilia!y for hunters. It will be held fm Wars and their auxiliaries mole information. 6-9 p.m:,beginning Septem- Tortoise Group: , :: IS g,Pahrump Vall_y h High School and on con._? nresents bats . _ . ,t tlve I nursaay evenings un- are offering Voice of De- mocracy programs to stu- dents in the 10,11, and 12 grades throughout the United States. Every young person in these grades is eli- gible. l00e.lst is Anil00e 89O41 Tortoise group will host slide presentation on "Bats, What makes them so intrigu- ing." The program is for the general public. Come to the Nevada State Museum in Lorenzi Park, Los Vegas, Saturday, September 20 at 1 p.m. Children welcome, refreshments served, infor- mation on tortoises and tor- toise adoption available. For more information call (702) 739-8043. Hunter course The Nevada Department til October 9. This course is also required for experienced hunters who wish to hunt in some other state, ie; elk hunt- ers in Colorado. The course will cover ani- mal identification, firearms handling, ethics, survival and First Aid as well as informa- tion on bow hunting, muzzle loading and ammunition re- loading. The costofthis class is $5 per student. For more information re- garding scheduling and reg- istration call Dan Simmons, 727-6456.