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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, September 25, 1997 7 Out Esmeralda Way " Service by Carol Sirnes " i The nights are longer and the early morning has a was loaded this year and they tasted great, but the pleasant, brisk chill to it-a good time for your early birds got most of them, so no homemade jelly this Forum morning walk. The 15 year-old Concord grapevine fall. Off road races Some of you local residents who make your dump runs on Fridays, found that you couldn't get through last Friday, September 19, because of all the vehicles parked in the area due to the off-road races. If you've never watched any of these events, it's quite exciting. The next time, one of us writers will get there sooner. The "Vegas to Reno" race is the longest off-road race in the United States covering 545 miles of rugged terrain including sandwashes, lava flow, desert pinion, and altitudes ranging from 2,000-8,500 feet between mountain passes. The race course is designed by Casey Folks of Best in the Desert Racing Association with approval from the Bureau of Land Management. The course zigzags in and around the towns of Pahrump, Beatty, Goldfield, Tonopah, Hawthorne and Fall•n, Nevada. John Carlson and Larry Schantz were the pit bosses for this area. Larry explains they actually start in Jean, Nevada, and end in Dayton, Nevada. There are twelve pit stops between Las Vegas and Reno with Goldfield being pitstop number seven and number eight outside of Tonopah. Pitcrew seven camped here Friday night then headed north early Saturday morning. This was not just for motorcycles, although they did start the races; then followed buggies, 4-wheel drives, quads and trucks. Honda entered 18 bikes; KTM, 15 bikes; B.F. Goodrich, 30 vehicles; and more. Three Kawasaki bike teams from Japan and a Kawasaki bike team from Ontario, Canada arrived just for this race. Larry said that some of the bikers would be in Reno by noon with the other vehicles following. As each driver makes a pit stop, his support crew refuels the bike or vehicle, changes tires or whatever is needed, and as he heads on to the next pit, so does the crew. The racers have their own EMT's but did need to use the Esmeralda County Ambulance as three drivers were injured that day. One driver received a broken collarbone and the other two received broken or H [ fractured ribs and bruises. John Carlson, Larry Schantz and the group wish to thank Deputy Shawn Carlson who volunteered to be in charge of the flaggers and appreciated Deputy Carlson's help and informa- tion on the history of Gold- field. Major sponsors for the event were Ford Motor Cor- poration, B.. Goodrich, Goodyear Tire, e Sahara Hotel and Casino, Budweiser, and Radio Station 96.3 KKLZ. Casey Folks can be reached at (702) 457-5775 or by fax, (702) 641-2431. The world wide web address is www.bitd.com. Birthday surprise On Friday, September 19, Justice of the Peace Juanita Colvin, surprised her secre- tary Sharon Barney with a beautifully decorated birth- day carrot cake which was shared by the employees of the courthouse. Dyer resident killed Janice Annette Wilson, 36, Dyer, Nev. was walking southbound on the highway when struck by a automo- bile also travelling south- bound the evening of Sep- tember 17. She was wearing dark clothes and had no identification. Deputy Ken Elgan and SheriffEd Penson were on the scene at 7:20 p.m., and pronounced her dead at that time. She had been a Dyer resident for a short time. Nevada Highway patrol is handling the investigation. The driver was not cited. Trucker killed in accident Steve Edward Showell, 58, died in a single vehicle accident at Mineral Ridge Resources, Silver Peak, Nev. on Sept. 16. The Esmeralda County Sheriffs Department was notified about 9:20 p.m. Showell was employed by Halstead and Son of Lund, Nev. subcontractors to Mineral Ridge and had been living in Ely, Nev. He is survived by two brothers who live in Idaho. i pt..00 Call 24 hours 727-1888 ...... V Cremation [ 00irect Burial Includes: Removal from Place of dem"h, preparation of Death Certificates and Permit. Cremation, mininrn Urn. Fully Licensed P.O. Box 6000 • Suite 96. 1161 Loop Rcl. #2 Pahrump. Nevada 89041 000000000000000000000000000 • Name: • e ° Address: • • City: State:--. Zip: __ • • Phone: Free Membership • • Pleme ruh me hout cgk: your q:d  for: • • • • []Cremation []Burial l-'lattering • •••O•••O•O•••O•O•••••••O00• Rocks and minerals combine to create a beautiful backbone for the planet Earth. Volcanoes, when active, are natural vents on the earth's surface where gases and molten rock (lava) can escape. Water is a powerful force in our environment. Its essential lifegiving properties create the rivers, rainfall, and erosion that mark the face of the desert. -  Geologists bring A[  the fascinating r .  underground world of mining ,  to the surface. Every spring, desert animals find a renewed bounty in nutritious colorful flowers. Enjoy A Day Of Discovery. We invite you to join us in exploring some of the planet's most awe- inspiring natural wonders during Discovery Day, a day of hands-on fun for the whole family. We'll unearth information about everything from volcanoes and the water table, to faults and geodes. There will be many exciting activities for people of all ages, like making volcanoes, demonstrating erosion, creating fossils, learning about geology, and sharing many other gems of information. Plus, we'll have scientists on hand to help you discover some of this land's most wondrous features. Saturday, October 4 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Yucca Mountain Science Center In the Pahrump Station Plaza 1141 S. 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