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8 Thursday, September 18, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Organizing town the key for Parks and Recreation Board by Andy Holtmann Gazette Staff Arriving to find the Chamber of Commerce Building locked, members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board opted to hold their Wednesday meeting in a place they were all familiar with, the outdoors. Chairwoman Lisa Mendel said the board's mission was to research and recommend to the Town Board, ways that a working parks and recreation system could be developed in Pahrump. The catch she said, was getting everyone in- volved. "The idea we want to seehappen is to build and finance Valley EIectric Association Monthly Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, Sept 24, 1997 9 a.m. At the VEA Main Office Building, Highway 372, one mile West of Highway 160 All VEA members are invited to attend our parks and activities through community spirit and sup- port," she said. There has been support in the town for various projects in the past. What Mendel and other board members want to do is unite these divided efforts. A working system would encompass all aspects of the community. Whereas Bob Tamaro has been adamant about creating a youth center in Pahrump, the Parks and Recreation Board would rather see a community center that has a wide variety of activities for everyone. While everyone agrees this community center should be built, board members were still trying to figure out whether a central location or a site in the south near the proposed arena and fairgrounds would be best suited. The growing community is something that both interests and concerns board members. There are benefits tobe seen from more people and money coming to the town. What has them worried is that they have a lot of work ahead and will have to act fast to handle the growth. New schools and a community college system add more opportunity for activ- ity centers and event sites. "If this town keeps growing like it has been, I can see 15 or 20 acres being set aside for a nice (community college) campus here in town," board member Charlie Gronda said. "This is one good benefit growth can create." Discussion of a proposed new park in the north end of town was also brought up. At the previous Town Board Meeting, this was an agenda item where Ted Blosser had offered the town 31 acre feet of water rights for $24,800. The only stipulation being that 15 of those 31 acre feet had to be used for a new park near the intersection of David Street and Greta Boulevard. The remaining 16 acre feet could be used at the town's discretion. Gronda, who at the town board meeting asked that the item be tabled until further review of the proposal was conducted, asked Mendel if she thought the deal was a good idea. Mendel said that the price of the water and what it would be used for was good and recommended the deal's approval. The board stated that they would like to see the commu- nity center and a working parks and recreation department completed in a couple of years. There is interest in creating more sports leagues and activities for town residents. Resident Audrey Gourley asked if the centers would be accessible to the handicapped and whether programs like Special Olympics would be implemented. Board member Stacy Smith said that she had been in- volved with similar programs in the past and would b'li willing to help organize efforts in Pahrump. Fellow member Andy Schneider admitted that the town is behind in offering services to the disabled and challenged but said a valiant effort is being waged to change that status. Mendel said that Pahrump is no "Palm Springs in the desert where money flows freely." It will take the community's involvement and help to improve the town's appeal. She noted that so far, this has not been a problem as they are receiving great support. Mendel asks that the town give any and all input they may have. For interested parties, the next meeting is October 9 at the Chamber of Commerce, 7p.m. "I see more and more involvement in the community," she said. "If we don't grab a hold of this now with the town growing at this rate, then we may have a hard time realizing the potential." DOE scheduled subcritical experiments The Department of Energy has scheduled the second of two planned subcritical experiments- physics experiments to learn the properties of nuclear materials on September 18. The experiment, named Holog, will be conducted by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Labo- ratory at the Ula Complex at the Nevada Test Site. KHWK Radio From Pahrump to Bishop has you covered! For the latest news, information and the finest music programming be sure to tune to KHWK, broadcasting from Tonopah. If you're traveling the vast distances of Central Nevada's desert terrain you still can't miss us! Member. Associated Press Great Basin Radio Network 92.7 - Tonopah 93.5 - Beatty 94.3 - Lida and Scotty's Junction 94.3 - Gold Point 95.9 - Pahrump 103.9 - Bishop, Mammoth and Big Pine 104.9 - Round Mountain 105.5 - Hawthorne i I i These experiments are es- sential to the department's Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program, the plan to maintain the safety and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile in the ab- sence of underground nuclear testing. This confidence is safety and reliability is re- quired by the President in order for the United States to support the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The name Holog is taken from the lab-developed la- ser-holography technology that allows scientists to cap- ture three-dimensional im- ages of the particles ejected from the surface of materials shocked by high explosives. The object of the experiment is to characterize this "par- ticle cloud." Information about the mass, particle-size distri- bution and mass-velocity distribution will allow scientists to understand more clearly the properties of plutonium. The Holog experiment will consist of two simultaneous non-nuclear explosions in a chamber sealed with a two-foot concrete and steel plug from the rest of the tunnel complex. Both the shape and the small amount of plutohium used in the experiments are designed to prevent a self-sustaining nuclear reaction. Thus, these experiments are designed to prevent a self-sustaining nuclear reaction. Thus, these experi- ments are consistent with the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. They are called "subcritical" experiments because no self- sustaining nuclear fission chain reaction will occur. Scientific data obtained from the experiment will allow scientists to answer basic questions about the way plutonium reacts when it's shocked which cannot be determined with the required precision by experimenting with substitute materi- als. The data will help to benchmark complex computer simulations of nuclear weapons performance that will be used to certify the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile, without nuclear testing. Subcritical experiments are essential to the United States' commitment to a reliable nuclear deterrent in a world free of nuclear testing. Briefly Noted II II Lecture on Holistic Healthcare There will be a lecture on Holistic Healthcare on Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in the Community Cen- ter on Highway 160 and Basin Road, Pahrump. Jaime Narvaez, M.D. will discuss safe and effec- tive ways to treat various conditions such as: cancer, heart disease, multiple scle- rosis, chronic fatigue syn- drome, diabetes, lupus and arthritis. Using natural therapies such as: hyper- baric oxygen therapy, meta- bolic treatment, chelation therapy, colon therapy, rife machine live cell therapy, detoxification, prevention programs, laser treatment and interro (computerized diagnosis). For more information phone Dorotha Harder at (702) 727-7249. For further information about the above diseases call Nadine Rogers at 1-800-862-5551. PaaatJMP V00ZEV TEMPORARY LABOR SERVICE Call Joy Morrissey 727-4144 Flaggers needed Volunteers are needed to work as flaggers and at checkpoints for the "Best in the Desert" second annual Las Vegas to Reno off road race. The race will be run on September 19. To volunteer call Stormy Weathers at 727-0757.