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2 Thursday, October 2, 1997 The Pahrump Valley Gazette, formerly known as the Death Val- ley Gateway Gazette, (ISSN #07467419), established July 22, 1983, adjudicated.as a legal news- paper of general circulation July 10, 1985, is published weekly on Thursday by Goldfield Group Pub- lishers, Inc. Editorial, production, and ad verfising offices aHhe 1570 E. Hwy 372, Puhrnmp, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/72%7192. Periodical postage paid at Puhrump, Nevada and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: send address changes to  P V ette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Ne- vada 89193. For billing or sub- scription Inquiries please tele- phone 800/682-2640. Copyrights: No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced by any means without the express written per- mission of the Publishers. Included arc photos, stories, staff produced advcrtiscmonts, columns, cartoons and all other materialg. All rights reserved by The Pahru Vy Gazette. I Editorial Policy Opinions of the Pahrump Valley, Gazette columrfsts are their own and do not nessar- ily reflect those of the Gazette staff or management. Letters Policy We welcome letters to the editor. Letters must be signed, with the writer's address and telephone number included. Unsigned letters will not be published. Short, concise let- ters are preferred. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Mail to 1570 E. Hwy 372, Pahrump, NV 89048 Nevada Northern and Central Friday...A glight chance of showers mainly east otherwise dry. Lows in the4Os, ttighs in the 70s to lower 80s. Saturday and Sunday...Dry and cooler. Lows in the 30s east to mid 40s west. Highs in the upper 60s and 70s. Seethern Nevada Friday through Sunday...Dry and cooler. Lows in the 60s to lower 70s. Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s. California Desert Areas Friday...Partly cloudy  lo- cally breezy with a dight chance of showers or tktmdea, storms. Overnight lows from the mid to upper 40s Owens Valley to the lower 70s Death Valley. Highs from the mid to upper 80s Owens Valley to near 100Death Valley. Saturday...Mostly clear. Breezy in the afternoon across northern deserts. Lows from the mid to upper 40s Owens Valley to the lower 70SDeath Valley. Highs from the mid to upper 80s Owens Valley to near 102 Death Valley. Sunday...Mostly clear and locally breezy. Lows from the lower to mid 40s Owens Valley to the lower 70s Death Valley. Highs from the lower 80s Owens Valley to near lvO Death Valley. Pahrump Valley Gazette Local input on PSC hearing Continued from front page from the public on how to make this program work better was sought, "It's all about determining requirements," said Jim Riley, director of regulatory affairs for Nevada Bell. "The PSC has a big role here because they will determine which companies will get funding to help their clients and how and when that funding will occur." Assemblyman David Goldwater approached the commis- sion with concerns that the needs of low income customers were not being met. He also wanted the commission to realize that the term "rural" does not necessarily mean "poor." "I hope the commission takes into consideration the differ- ence between "low income and urban," he said. "Low income subsidies are very important to the people I represent. We're not getting significant response with low income programs. This is something the PSC should be looking into." Assemblywoman Barbara Buckley agreed withGoldwater. Buckley works for the Clark County Legal Services and offers assistance to low income clients. She said that her clients either haven't heard of assistance programs or do not know where to go. She suggested a method of informing low income housing. "We intended for 'low income' to include both rural and urban areas," Thomas said. "We have, and will continue, to target certain groups in our outreach programs." Rural residents however had different concerns in mind. In many areas, telephone and other utility services are not available. The costs of providing these services is mote than the average homeowner can afford. Amargosa Valley resident William Schuster said he lives a half mile outside the last telephone connection in Nevada Bell's service area. Schuster said Nevada Bell quoted him a price of $12,000 to offer service to his home. He has been using cellular phones, but his monthly bills are ranging between $100-$300, which he simply cannot afford. Riley said there was roughly $5.2 million available to service outlying areas and that Amargosa could possibly see some of that money in the near future. Bryan Elkins is an administrator of the Lincoln County Hospital. He said they have three physicians that cover an area of 11,000 square miles. Affordable telecommunications are something he said was long overdue. "Quality telephone and communication service is cost prohibitive to us," Elkins said. "Without ways to get proper medicine and transportation, you're dead." Pahrump resident Harley Kulkin said he wasn't interested in "giving the ones who don't want to work telephones." What he had a problem with was Nevada Bell's boundaries and the costs that were quoted to bring service to him and his neighbors. Fellow Pahrumpian Sally Devlin felt that Nevada Bell and the PSC were unaware of the town's thriving population in regards to service boundaries. She asked the commission what statistics they were using for population. Thomas said they didn't have the figure handy and wasn't sure of the population. Riley quoted 9,000 service lines in the area. Devlin said that the commission and Nevada Bell should adjust their records to indicate close to 30,000 residents. Almost every rural resident said that without phones or access to them, notifying authorities in case of emergency was next to impossible. The need for proper communication was a unified message that residents sent to the commission. This is the first of five public hearings by the PSC. _NTI II IIlll I II 0000000000owto;voi00 00n00ow;overin00o00s00okes .... . retailers to quote on that size. Some specialty stores have pnc equal or lower than warehouse ty Stores. Investigxle-visit te retailers showroom, exaraine  products. I extra cautious i the dealer does nor have a showroom, Where will you go if there is a problem? Get Product Knowledge - Wood Blinds: What type of wood, bass or ramen? Bass resists wat'pagc. Mini Blinds: What is the thiclmess of the slat? Verticals: What type of track, aluminum is best. What is the matreiais thickness. Shutters: What type of wood? Are they made in Mexico? Cellular:./who mals the matea'ials ? Heat end Sun Control: which products are best in kpthg the sun our  heat in. Cdlular shade. Which blind is the least insulated mini blinds. Light Control/Blackout: How much will tha prndct reduce light? Most are 25%-50, blackout cellulars a.,e 95%. Retailer: How Ion8 have they been in business, and what's their experience. Be cautious: Never buy without seeing a working sample. Remember the desert sun Ix,or quality. Use a professional: Don't measure your own windows. A window coveting spe- cialist will keep you from making expensive mistakes, Do not buy from a dealer who only h I brand of blinds. Look around the neighborhood: Check your neighbors to see what window coverings you like as well as indel homes. Check References: Your neighbors can be a good source for information and you should ask the retilors for customer references. Wammty: What does it cover? What does it not cover? Get it in writing. A wa-ranff is only as good as the company that gives it. We have been in the business for 4 years this November. and are planning to expand to our new location on Pahrump Valley and Calvada this fall. For more information on a quality window covering retailer, you can call Impres- sions Window Coverings and Decor at 727-1966 or ,Asit their store at 921 S. Highway 160 Plaza inside the Gallery of Home Furnishing. Pahrump,s Lee Impresswns'-- ,,on. "Window Treatments" 9:3o. 6 Let The Professionals" Closed Sun. - Help __You Decorate Verti .ca.. Is Mini Bhnds , Wood Blinds Pleated Shades Duettes Arches Fabric Valance We Guarantee The Lowest Prices Anywhere Draperies Comice Box Hardware Solar Screens And More Patricia Cox at 727-1966 Locally Owned and Operated s For.your personal showing of our wide selection FREE Design Service of styles and colors call FREE Consultation FREE Installation All Work Guaranteed Quality You Can Count On 921 S. llwy 160 Wheeler Springs Plaza ' 1F Established 1981 PuUinr MaryAnn McNeill Reporter/Photograoher Patti Babcock And)/Holtmann Geoff Kreis Production Director Dann Weeks Art Director Sean Wilson Production/Coov Editor Ann Smart Production Kevin J. 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