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ua,tale Service Forum Pahrump Housesitting Services We provide housesitting services while you are away from your home, We:  Chk your house ". Feed your animals , - ar Water your plants . l " Whatever is needed, your house is in good hands 7 days a week Give us a Call 751-2159 Chinese Health Balls A perfect gift of well being. Pahrump Valley Insurance Life Group Medical 727-5700 Phone E Fax Roger W. Burnley C.L.U. eaHIIUMp 00IGHTIN(; *Light Fixtures "Ceiling I ps *Intercoms Children's Martial Arts Academy & Supply i!i ! Cosgrove ready to mak e name known in town by Andy Holtmann PVG Staff Sitting behind his desk at the Pahrump Town Office, Michael Cosgrove looks more like a relaxed teacher than the busy manager of a booming town. But being busy is just business as usual for the 55 year old Cosgrove. He has been on the job for two weeksand has spent most of his time getting to know the people and is- sues of Pahrump. "I'm meeting everyone I can because I want them to realize I am here," Cosgrove said. "I have an open door policy and feel that conver- sation is the key. If you have an issue, talk to me. If you don't, then don't throw stones." Cosgrove said he is ex- cited to be in Pahrump and that he foresees a great future for the town. Growth does not bother him at all and he welcomes the idea of it. He also likes the idea of paved roads and thinks the county is taking the proper steps in making sure roads in Pahrump are being tended to. There are other issues that Cosgrove has heard are important to the town that he is still learning about. He said zoning issues have been mentioned to him several times. He also wants to know why incorporation efforts have failed. He said right now he is researching different areas and trying to meet with different organizations, boards and individuals to recognize the issues that exist. What Cosgrove is not willing to do is put things off. He said he likes to research each issue extensively. "I don't like to do the same thing twice," he said. "I like to look into it and get it done the first time." Cosgrove also admits to being aggressive. He said that he will play an instrumental part in every decision that comes before the town. Whether or not things happen as he wants them to, Cosgrove said he will abide by any decision the Town Board makes. "I want to participate in every item regardless of whether I speak on them at (town board) meetings or not," Cosgrove said. "I think it's more informative if I give my point of view. My goal is you create the policy, let me run with it. I want to be responsible for this town's well-being." One of the ways Cosgrove said he can better involve himself and the town with the issues is to set up joint meet- ings between the Town Board and his office. He is a firm believer that if everyone works together, the needs of the town will be met. Cosgrove was the city manager in Wells Nev. prior to this position. When hiring talks began several months ago, it was learned that Cosgrove was asked to step down from his position by Wells officials. Questions arose as to why. "(The city) wanted a change," Cosgrove said. "Three new council members were chosen and they felt that it was time for Wells to fol- low a different path." Cosgrove said that to his knowledge, Wells does not have the position of city manager at this time. He called Wells a unique town that is thriving and that he was proud of the work he did there. The people were great and had an enthusiastic approach to everything they did, he added. A California native, Cosgrove has packed a lot of life into his 55 years. He is an avid hunter and golf player and is big on sports. He also enjoys woodworking and calls it his "home hobby." He and his wife Ruth have rented a duplex and are looking at building a home in Pahrump. Cosgrove said he has plans to remain in town for a long time and is determined to work hard to better the community. 'Tin bringing my experience and determination down here with me," he said. "I hope the people of Pahrump will accept me for face value and choose to work with me." i 10/07 Z:O6a MZ.5 1 10/07 8:03p MZ.6 . Mammotdla lkes 1 10/07 4:17a M2.5 10/07 9:41p MZ.6 1 10/04 l:OZa MZ.9 111/06 l:ZBp MZ.5 10/07 6:23p MZ.9 2 10/05 4:30a M2.5 10/07 1:40a MZ.7 10/07 6:Z4p M3.1 3 10/06 I:0Za MZ.O , oto7 p:3zp M Z.7 , , K -" "Long Vall y   - -_ ff' \\; ...Cldera "x j B z. ,. .. , ',,'\\; " ; i 40: . ', .m: - ,' 11 .a+ ....,.t. ( "'P"IEI'. '" I I a u+ " " "" " --'fl Lake ley ,,:,",,-.,, ) \\; ,,, | 10" 119 50" 40" 30" Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Au 9 Sep Oct ]7 N i QUAKES SUBSIDE  Earthquake swarms in the Mammoth Lakes region have subsided once again after considerable activity in the region. The U. 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