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Out Esmeralda 'kay by Carol Sirnes Fall must be on it's way in this area. The past two mornings between five and six a.m. the tempera- tures have been in the mid-forties. The tall sunflow- ers have finished blooming but the smaller plants that are only six to 12 inches in height are being forced to bloom. The wild Rabbitbrush (higher alti- tude desert plant) is bursting out all over the area here in bright yellow. Goldfield Chamber meeting The Goldfield Chamber of Commerce held their monthly luncheon meeting on September 11 at the Mozart Club. Five members were appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for a term of three years. Those selected were Virginia Ridgway, Slim Sirnes, Don Shrider, JamesMichael Stuart, RitaGillum, withMeagan Kelly as alternate. ) The new meeting date for the Chamber will be the first Wednesday of each month, at noon, at the Mozart. Dona Smith, owner of the Oasis Mini Mart, was chosen as the Goldfield Chamber of Commerce liaison to attend the Tonopah Chamber of Commerce meet- ings. Our new District Attorney, James Michael Stuart, was elected as vice-president of the Chamber. Special Hearing On September 8, in the Esmeralda County Court- house, a special Reconsideration Hearing was herd with Attorney Peter Flan" f Las Vegas, representing the recall committee, (Will .... a Wright, Francis Lien, Patricia Hudson); Attorney Rick Lawton of Fallon, representing Lynn Scott, county clerk; and Attorney Patricia Caferata representing Steve Evenson, (subject of recall). After a lengthy discussion, Judge John Davis ruled that the former District Attorney Steve Evenson's resignation was in effect and that it had been tendered in the five days required by law, and that the recall election is not necessary. Also, the Commissioners may appoint a new district attorney which has already been done with James Michael Stuart being selected to fill the remain- ing term of office. Mr. Evenson was kind enough to give a two weeks notice so as not to leave the county without legal counsel. In Justice Court David Godfrey Reich was arrested August 11 for reckless driving with accident causing serious bodily injury, felony, arraignment set for September 23. Alferd Jones was arrested September 5 for DUI, probable cause affidavit filed. Joseph Gerald Cloutier was arrested September 12, charged with assault with a deadly weapon, in custody, probable cause affidavit has been filed. Steve John Dimmick, was arrested September 12 on charge of assault with a deadly weapon, in custody, probable cause affidavit has been filed. Commissioners report The Esmeralda County Commissioners met on Sep- tember 16, in the Goldfield Courthouse with Susan Dudley, chairperson; Ben Veljoen, commissioner from Silver Peak; Vice-Chairman, Gary O'Connor from Fish lake Valley, De Ann Siri, clerk, and District Attorney James Michael Stuart. * The motion was made and passed to allow volun- teer drivers of the senior van to have access to county gas pumps. * A $60 cost of living raise for full time county employees passed, becoming effective October 1; as approved on the 1997-1998 budget. * The approval of underground storage tank facility registration certificate to be submitted to Nevada De- O 3 partment of Environmental Protection for facility #9- 00023 and 9-00025, (Fish Lake Valley and Goldfield) and $300 fees passed. * An agreement between Esmeralda and Mono County Sheriff Departments concerning Interdepart- mental Deputization was discussed and it was decided i / 21o100. Cal.ada.00d. New Hours * Tues, Wed. & Thurs .... 9a.m. to 7p.m. I Friday ................ 9a.m. to 5p.m. 1 Saturday .............. lla, m. to 5p.m. ! , Closed Sunday & Monday | to reword Article 4, Section 2, and send it back to Inyo County for approval. * A bill was passed to allow volunteers to travel in county vehicles (mainly the ambulance) for upcoming travel to EMT basic classes and EMT 2 classes. * The bids for a self-load truck and trailer will be re- advertised in a local paper with the bids to be received by Oct. 3, and opened on Oct. 4, to possibly award a bid. * Three applicants were interviewed for the position of Emergency Management Supervisor, and the one ap- pointed will be announced at a later date. Chamber of Commerce update The last three months have been busy for our members. The Goldfield Chamber, jointly with the Goldfield His- torical Society, received a $3,600 grant from Nevada State Tourism for a nev updated Esmeralda County color bro- chure which has now been written with the help of many members and has been sent to the printers. The Esmeralda County Commission, thanks to Commissioner Dudley, has been awarded a Department of Forestry grant in the amount of $7,000 to beautify the downtown Goldfield area and equipment park with desert decor. Also awarded at this years legislature was a grant for $25,000 to complete the historic building that will house the Chamber of Com- merce. We also have completed a "Walking Tour Map of Goldfield." and will be soliciting ads for the back of the map to fund the printing. A new Goldfield profile has been completed and is being printed along with the updated brochure. Pioneer Territory is completing a "Travel Plan- ner" for the entire territory and The Charles Group of Tahoe is putting it together. Professional pictures of our area were taken last week for this planner. The High Desert Drifters in their costumes provided local color for the shots. A video on the History of Death Valley is in the works for the TV History Channel, Goldfield and Goldpoint will be used for some of the scenes. Shooting is scheduled for late this month. A movie studio is also looking into the area at the recommendation of the Nevada Motion Picture Commission. Filming such as this brings a positive cash flow for the community and provides entertainment for the residents. Other films that were shot in Goldfield include "Vanishing Point", "Butterfly", "The Impossible Dream", 'Cherry 2,000" and other productions. New chamber officers are Virginia Ridgway, Chairman; James Michael Stuart, (new Esmeralda County District attor- ney), Vice Chairman; Rita Gillum, Secretary/Treasurer. The Chamber Building Committee is busy completing plans for the renovation and the County will soon be advertising for bids. All grant funding will be handled by the County. Goldfield will have some new businesses opening shortly and we will keep you informed. Blue ribbon winner Carol Sirnes, writer for the Gazette, was one oftbe blue ribbon winners in the crocheted Afghan category at the Pahrump Harvest Festival. There were many beautiful items on display this year. We wish to give all the volun- teers a big thank you for all their time and effort in making the Harvest Festival successful again this year. Mortgage Life Insurance If your mortgage loan outlives you, it can help make sure your family's home remains Home Sweet Home. 7s00-ms ,**left Banser " Fax 751-1616 ! 751-2474 -tz b.rm I'anc Company, Home Otti BI I . [ IIII Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, September 18, 1997 7 Service Forum Valley Computer 00olutions Ctfled By:. *ttJcrosoft ,Hewktt.Pack ,IBM , Training avaibk 702-751-1022 DON ALSTON CADC JAKIE ALSTON RN, |S, CADC tThe Water . 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