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8 Thursday, October 9, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Service Forum ALSTONCADC JRKIE ALSTON RN, BS, CAD( io BoJ( l,kTl m/ram41 (oz) Water Wel _ DRINKING WATER AT ITS FINEI-r l G;;;K TO yOUR ijF.ALTH ior jj Our water is nt only good, its good WALl( iN AJqD FILL YCJR |UG FOR 30 e., c.,a GaU e DRIVE TI'IRU VVINI SERVICE 25 J, :,'r= 72 7-91 21 Educahon Ce Dla Yk I11m Johann 7t7-8679 751-0227 G4yt C00ro 140E. NicholasWay [ Wnso- [i Sat - 10 - 3 727-1655 , 702-727-$812 LITTLE TIME ? NO TIME ? Is eleauln your house or Business becoming a chore? Call us at 727-1623 Ask About Our Fiats Rates. Senior Discounts FREE ESTIMATES Licensed and Bonded Out Esmeralda Way by Carol Sirnes This is beautiful Indian Summer weather. The gardens in the area are still producing some tomatoes, cucumbers and squash. Som of the locals tried growing sweet corn and it really tasted great. At this altitude the cornstalks don't grow their normal height, but that did not impair the flavor. People are always joking about the use of corncobs but they really come in handy for cleaning the bottoms of birdbaths. Wayward rocket lands near Goldfield On Saturday morning, October 4 at 2:30 a.m., a rocket launched from the Nevada Test Site, area 26, malfunctioned and impacted about ten miles northwest (three miles as the crow flies) of Goldfield in Esmeralda County. The Depart- ment of Energy (DOE) press release states that the impact was seen in Goldfield, but that is not so, as it landed on the other side of the mountain. Many residents here, though, did hear the three short booms in the middle of the night. Wade and Kay Barton in Silver Peak did get to see it. Kay went outside to quiet her barking dog and heard a faint boom, but thought a party was going on at the local bar and they might be using cherry bombs. The next two booms were larger and as she yelled for Wade, he came running outside. About the fourth boom, there was a huge explosion, then they saw a big ball of fire, and flames; then it went quickly out. Quoted Kay, "It was the biggest explosion rve ever seen!" In a conversation with undersheriff Bob Rogers, he said the DOE had called the Esmeralda County Sheriffs Office shortly after 12:30 a.m., asking for several officers to check out the area. Sgt. Rick Rose and officer Darrin Wake of Goldfield, and officer John Martino of Silver Peak-were dispatched to the area, (about 20 miles up the Silver Peak Road, and over near the Montezuma range area) where they helped secure the area and maintained traffic control, then were released about 3:30 a.m. One local business women was allowed to drive within a few miles of it and could see it lying against the mountain side still in one piece. We headed out there at 1 p.m. and the first security guard let us go on, more four miles up to the next guard, but we couldn't go any further. Most of the guards had hidden badges, but a couple did wear them on their shirt where it was visible. We knew they wouldn't comment on anything, except they were advanced security for DOE, and not Wackenhut, which is used at the Nevada Test Site. We knew there was a lot of activity at the base of the mountain but all we could see was the dust from the vehicles. So after three hours and some pleasant conversation with the gentlemen, we decided to come on home. Security guards will be there for a while until the rocket has been transported out of the area. One ironic note: deer season began in the county at 4 p.m. that same day, and that range happens to be the best hunting spot, according to some of the local hunters. Notes from DOE press release: The fully assembled, rail launched, two-staged rocket vehicle measured about 34 feet long by 31 inches in diameter. This was the second rocket launched from the Nevada Test Site, the first being on February 9, 1997. The rocket's original 70 mile flight path was to have been within the controlled airspace of the Nevada Test Site, Nellis Air Force Range Complex and the Tonopah Test Range, where the rocket was to have impacted on a dry lake bed at the Tonopah Range. The object of the planned flight was to establish the necessary infrastructure at the test site to support rocket launch activities. In addition, the firing will provide informa- tion related to fuse performance. This just goes to show that modern technology cannot always be programmed to follow instructions. Chamber of commerce meeting The Goldfield Chamber of Commerce held their monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, October 1 at the Mozart Mortgage Life Insurance If ),our mortgage loan. outlives you, it can help make sure your family's home remains "Home Sweet Home." Office 751-1515 Fax 751-1616 t Jeff Banser s..w ]oo Res 751-2474 . Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois I I Club. Last month, five people were appointed to serve on the Board of Directors, but, since two of them already held positions, two others, Ava Roberts and Dan Norcom were selected to fill the quota. Bylaws state that persons serving on the board cannot hold other offices. The board was then ratified as was also the election of District Attorney James M. Stuart as Vice chairman. Chairwoman Virginia Ridgway reported that the Gold- field documentary filmed here several weeks ago by Ross K. Bagwell, Sr., at Ross Television Productions, Knoxville, Tenn., will be aired on the History Channel in June of 1998. Nevada Territories Day The Nevada Territories Day is to be held on November 1 at the Pony Express Pavilion in Carson City. The Nevada Territories Day (NTD) will feature each of the six Nevada territories in "villages" representing their geographic areas. Each territory will have a resale rights tll present commercial and/or nonprofit companies within their designated area. The NTD will be a part of the cultural and historical offerings of the "Celebrate Nevada" theme pro- gram revolving around the three day weekend concept of Nevada days. The NTD will take place in the Pony Express Pavilion in Carson City. The program will be produced by NevadaFest in conjunction with the Nevada Day Committee and the Carson City Convention and Visitors bureau. The NTD will feature entertainment, including the Ne- vada Territories Gunfighters invitational: a competition co- hosted by the Washoe City Gunfighters and the Old West Living History Foundation and entertainment groups pro- vided by each of the territories. Each Nevada Territory will be provided a" village" area of approximately 700 square feet for resale to vendors for presentation. All revenues generated will be retained by the Territory for promotional programs or to offset expenses for entertainment. Each territory is expected to provide one entertainment component for approximately 30 minutes. The NTD is part of an umbrella program called "Celebrate Nevada" which is being produced as a weekend long proto- type event by NevadaFest and the Nevada Day Committee, and each year a different territory will be highlighted. We will need any videos you have of the area, and at least 100 brochures from each. Also, bow many can come and man the booth. If any casinos or other businesses wish to partici- pate with key chains, pens, pencils etc., we will be glad to display and give them away. For more information contact Pat Parsons at (702) 945- 3661, fax (702) 945-5754 or e-mail, patricia@pp43.hawthorne.nv.us. Justice Court Jack Vogt appeared in Justice Court on September 10 in the Esmeralda County Courthouse, on charges of having committed Count 1 of petty larceny, a misdemeanor. He entered a plea of guilty to petty larceny, and was fined $1,000 plus $105 administrative assessment. Judge Gus Sullivaq of Beatty presided at this hearing. Cactus Club celebrates anniversary Marge and Layne Elsea, owners of the Cactus Club, will have a first anniversary party on Saturday, October 18 starting at 7 p.m. There will be live entertainment with drawings and snacks; everyone welcome. Call to the desert Healing Global Wounds semiannual fall gathering will be held at the Nevada Test Site on October 10-13. What is it? Healing Global Wounds is a multi-cultural alliance of groups and individuals seeking restoration of respectful, sustainable living on the earth. Their primary focus is radiation contamination. Events and strategies are planned with the guidance of Western Shoshone and other Elders. The program includes four elements; educational work- shops, community building, spiritual ceremony to heal the earth and ourselves and taking personal action to halt nuclear destruction. PAHRUMP VALLEY Call Joy Morrissey 727-4144