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6 Thursday, November 13, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gaze-tte i iii Time to rethink our problems I love Nevada. Simple as that. But I worry that Nevada is trying to change -- particularly Nye County. I love Nevada because it is such a "free" state. Things are legal here that are unheard of elsewhere. Yes, brothels are one of the things I look at. The tea/hypocrisy is in those place where it is illegal, but flourishes. And it flourishes in the mud and grime of street crime. Here, in rural Nevada, it is controlled, legal and crime-free. Neva- dans have long recognized that it isn't going to go away. But there's more than that. We're free to build as we wish. To store the things we treasure. More and more, however, new laws are being created by the county commissioners. Of all the people, they should know best how rural Nevadans don't want a ton of laws sitting on their shoulders. We looked at everything from the licensing of cats to a building tax on property. People are getting fed up with it and there's no place else in this county to move, and don't think about Crystal. We're sold out. Unfortunately, I have to give the commissioners a little sympathy in this area. The problem is the exploding population in Payrump. As more and more former city-folk move into this previously rural township, the problems and complaints are escalating. Short ofsplitting the county, what can be done about it? Perhaps the answer is, "nothing." Spell it out to those moving in that services are limited. Don't expect a Los Angeles response team to swoop down on your every little problem. It doesn't work that way out here. Don't like it? Move back where you came from. The commissioners are trying to get tough u but on the wrong people. Give it a good think, commissioners. IIII . I Newspaper wars? Nuts. The Los Angeles Times recently wrote a feature story about Payrump and all of our newspapers. The PVGazette was prominent in their story with nearly all quotes coming from myself and Publisher Mary Ann McNeill. I almost got the impression that the others didn't want to talk about it. Well, we're not afraid to discuss it. We're the ones sitting on 13 awards, including General Excellence, in the past year. We're proud of our paper. Yes, the paper is losing money. Has been for what seems like ages. There have been some cut-backs but none that affect the quality of the paper you're reading. Much more work needs to be done to get the paper self-sustaining but we're slowly approaching that point. This paper distinguishes itself by the amount of feature writing being done and also the fact that we report on the surrounding communities from Tonopah, Goldfield, Silver Peak, Round Moun- tain, etc. While trying to report on all these communities is one of the things that costs us so much money u we refuse to ignore these communities. They are as much a part of this area, if not more so, as Payrump. The staffis dedicated to our goals. We look forward to a prosper- ous future. So many thanks to our loyal readers. If you want to know the truth about this area -- you'll find it in this newspaper. We're not part of the good old boys. II I Target by Joe Richards from the Kingdom of Nye V-hether you hate him or love him, he won't let you ignore him!