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Pahrump may see m0000.ga-resort in near future PROPOSED RESORT--- Venture Pacific's overhead sketch of their planned hotel and casino to be constructed on the corner of Highway 160 and Basin Road. Officials at Venture Pacific say the project will be called "Venture Bay." The resort will be the largest in the valley when it is constructed. Officials hope to have the project up and running by fall of 1998. See story below for more information. by Geoff Kreis PVG Staff Despite lengthy delays, a planned mega- resort in the Pahrump Valley is expected to move forward with plans to add more gam- ing competition to the growing commu- nity. According to officials from Venture Pa- cific Development Corporation (VPDC) the resort is scheduled to be up and running by next year. J'heir plans for the 30,000 square foot resort would include 500 slot ma- chines, an 80 room hotel, 100 recreational vehicle pads, a gas station and a conve- nience store that will be built next to the casino area. The Canadian real estate development company from Vancouver, British Colum- bia wants to build the casino on the corner of Highway 160 and Basin Road. VPDC has already bought the land that the resort is to be constructed on. VPDC is seeking to expand their busi- ness interests to include development in the gaming industry. After searching for two years, the corporation chose the Pahrump Valley as the home of the casino based on the town's booming growth. VPDC has plans to name the development, "Venture Bay Casino Resort." "The reason why we are building the complex in Pahrump is the fact that it is a fast growing town," said Ron Downey, President and CEO of VPDC. "13,000 ve- hicles drive on Highway 160 a day between Las Vegas and Death Valley." According to the International Gaming Institute of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Pahrump is "One of the fastest growing regions in the United States." Pahrump's population has more than doubled its growth in the past 10 years. This makes it an ideal site for new casino and gaming prospects. VPDC has contracted the design firms of Continued on page 9 Moratorium altered again, developers claiming victory by Andy Hoitmann PVG Staff The highly debated moratorium issue was finally laid to rest on Tuesday, October 18 as the County Commissioners opted to amend Resolutions 97-45 and 97-48 amid concerns from q maps 7,egional Planning more time to them before the moratorium goes into effect. PRPC Chairman Ben DePue addressed the County Commissioners in an effort to convince them of the need for the extension. DePue said that when the original vote was taken, be and other members of the PR felt like their voices were not heard. some of DePue's concerns and said that be tried to t came to the (December I) date, I abstained,, Copasssaid. "Ill tell you I'm going to do someflting, I think I've failed if I don't do it., January 17 date the first time; be couldn't of communication between the two boards as part of the reason for the problem and Continued on page 22 OUI 13U0 8pro- Kidrtif, ht IJLl.