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18 Thursday, October 23, 1997 Pahramp Valley Gazette Gibbons hosts town hall meeting by Andy Holtmann PVG Staff Pahrumpians have long paid attention to what happens with the Federal government On Thursday, Oct 16, some of that attention II i ii Bishop Veterinary Hospital Tonopah Clinic Dr. Lind will be in Tonopah October ,d 29 . Front downstairs office - 42 Belmont St. Appointments/lnfo, Call 482-6458 after 5 p.m. Dr Lind will be in every other Wednesday 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Dogs, cats and other small animals, . including spays, neutering, dentistry, minor surgery, etc. . ,.,. 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.: Horses, cows, etc. I IF Tonopah 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. Round Mountain: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 New Lalion Smoky Valley FirHuse, Carver Same dates as Tonopah Clinic I I III I II I I I III II I I I I was given back when Nevada Congressman Jim Gibbons (R) held a town hall meeting at the Pahrump Valley Senior Citizens Center, Gibbons, a freshman in congress, has spent only I0 months representing Nevada in Washington D.C. He said he and fellow Congressman John Ensign (R) are making progress in protecting the state's rights, but that the fight is long from being over. "Being in Congress is like climbing a sand mountain," Gibbons said. "You have great expectations, but it takes a lot of work." Balancing the budget, reforming the Food and Drug Adminis- tration, working to alleviate Internal Revenue Service problems, and reforming the nation's prison system are all issues that Gibbons said he was proud to have a hand in. Winning the battle to protect the state's industries is one area that Gibbons said challenges him every day. With mining, gaming and ranching under constant threat of increased taxation and regulation, Nevada politicians have their work cut out for them. The outlook, according to Gibbons, is getting better each day as more supporters come to the state's aid. "We have turned the ship of Nevada away from the iceberg," he said. "But turning the boat is a slow process and it takes the involvement of the entire crew." Resident Sally Devlin asked what the odds were of defeating Video Ear Inspection Camera Comes to Pahrump, Located at the Family . 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Gibbons said that the state already stores in excess of 80,000 tons of waste per year in temporary sites made from concrete and lack a roof. According to a new provision in the bill, no state can be both the temporary and the permanent storage site If upheld, the provision could score points for striking the permanent facility, Gibbons said. Gibbons also said he felt transporting nuclear waste from all areas of the country was bad for not only Nevada residents, but every community in between. "When you look at the containers that the Department of Energy has constructed, I'm left with a lot of questions," Gibbons said. "All it takes is one occurrence to wipe out large areas of habitation." According to Gibbons, each canister would contain 24 radio- active rods. Each rod contains 10 times the amount of energy that was released-over Hiroshima in World War II. Tests proved that when dropped from 30 feet, the containers did not break. Gibbons cited a recent accident involving a tractor trailer's back wheels slipping off the side of Hoover Dam. "If that trailer was carrying nuclear waste, southern Nevada, Southern California, and all of Arizona would be decimated," he said. Aside from the physical dangers, Gibbons said that the transport- ing price tag alone would cost the taxpayers of Nevada $2.3 billion. Several alternate suggestions were heard from the audience ranging from shipping it to Alaska to keeping it where it was created. The most liked suggestion though, came from Gibbons himself."I'li tell you what we should do, we should put it all under the capital in Washington D.C., then you wouldn't have to worry about.anything." Gibbons said that the economy is doing better, but taxation is rapidly becoming a problem. Frivolous expenditures for govern- mental operations and continued collecting from the middle class has put a damper on many Americans' daily lives, he said. "I don't mind paying my share of taxes, but I want to know that my money is going to be put to good use," said resident Melissa Rybolt. "I just want to make sure the government services and programs will still be there when we need them." Avoiding the "Federal government knows best" policy when it comes to taxpayer dollars, is a strategy that Gibbons said he and many others in congress are warming up to. He said that local entities should have more say-so as to where their money goes. Gibbons said Pahmmp is a prime example of a town learning to take control. "I'he politics in Palmmap are part of the future of Nevada," he said. "If Pahrump succeeds, Nevada succeeds. If Pahmmp fails, Nevada fails." Call Mrs. Clean Commercial Seal Grout Clean -up & cleaning Residential Carpet Cleaning Windows and more .... Senior Discount I iii iii i iii 1