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2 Thursday, November 20, The Pahrump Valley Gazette, formedy known as the Death Val- ley Gateway Gazette, (ISSN #07467419), established July 22, 1983, adjudicated as a legal news- paper of general circulation July 10, 1985, is published weekly on Thursday by Goldfield Group Pub- lishers, Inc. Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the 1570 E. Hwy 372, Pahmmp, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/727-7192. Periodical postage paid at Pahrump, Nevada and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: send address changes to The Pahrump Valley Gazette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Ne- vada 89193. For billing or sub- scdptlon inqulri please tale- phone 800/64640. Copyries: No part of this publication may be copiad or reproduced by aay means without the express written per- mission of the Publishem Included are photos, storics, staffproduced advertisements, columns, cartoons and all other materials. All rights reserved by The Pahrump Valley Gazette. Editorial Policy Opinions of the Pahrump Valley Gazette columnists are their own and do not necessar- ily reflect those of the Gazette staff or management. Letters Policy We welcome letters to the editor. Letters must be signed, with the writer's address and telephone number included. Unsigned letters will not be i published. Short, concise let- ters are preferred. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Mail to 1570 E, Hwy 372, Pahrump, NV 89048 Northern and Central Nevada Friday...No precipitation. Lows in tic 20s to lower 30s west with teens to mid 20s east. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Saturday...Chance of showers west...No precipita- tion east. Lows in the mid teens to mid 20s east with 20s to lower 30s west. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. Sunday...A chance of showers most areas. Lows teens and 20s cast and 20s and 30s west. Highs 40s east and 50s west. Southern Nevada Friday and Saturday...No pre- cipitation with seasonal tem- peratures. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s. Highs in the 60s to mid 70. Sunday...No pre- cipitation and breezy. Lows in the 40s. Highs mostly in the 60s. California Desert Areas Thursday through Sunday.,.Fair skies, Lows in the mid 20s Owens Valley to lower 50s Death Valley. Highs ranging from the lower 60s Owens Valley to mid 80s Death Valley. 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette 0000;onstruction tax talks heat up at commision by Geoff Kreis PVG Staff Discussion of the $1,600 construction tax that Pahrumpians might have to shell out in the future if they build anything new in the valley came to a head at the County Commissioner's meeting Tuesday, October 18. Bill #97-14 would impose a tax on residential construc- tion in Pahrump to fund construction and remodeling costs that are needed by the Nye County School District. School district officials and employees took the podium to state their case for the funding and why they felt this was the best option. With Pahrump growing so fast, the school district is asking for new rooms for their current students and the funding to construct new schools to handle the influx of children new to the area. '.'The children are more important than anything," said Dale Norton, Principal of Manse Elementary School. "We need to make sure that the kids are in good health, have good safety, and a good place for them to learn." In 1984 there were a total 2,800 students in Nye County, in 1995 there was 4,400 students, and now in 1997, the numbers have risen up to 5,200 students. The studies in the county indicate that by the year 2000 there will be 7,000 students and by the year 2005 there may be 9,400 students.The estimates constitute total of a 250 percent increase in the county. The more that the schools grow, the more the school district is going to need money. This is why school district officials feel that asking for the tax for the schools now is the only way to go. School district officials noted that Pahrump Valley High School (PVH) needs a lot of work considering how many students attend the school. "Not only are there high school students at PVH," said Jerry Hill, Principal of PVH. "We also have 480 students in the college that we provide for at the school." PVH is in desperate need of additional facilities for the students. School administration is trying to create as much space as they can for students to comfortably learn in. The Continued on page 19 Introducing 0oo ...The/00ward Winning 00_azette P&hrump V&lley General Excellence Award 1997 First Place Pahrump Valley Gazette Staff Neat Format, dean appearance, wide range of copy, interesting ads. General Facdlence First Place Pahmmp Valley Gazette Staff Best Feature Story First Place Patti Baboo& 'The Chosen Ones' Best Large Space Ad First Place Sean Wilson & Carlton McCaslin "Don't Blow Your Cool' Best Black & White Ad Third Place Sean Wilson & Carlton McCaslin 'the Odyssey Garden' Best Feature Page Design First Place Dann Weeks "Nevada Highway Patrol" Best Feature Page Design Second Place Scan Wilson & Dann Weeks 'Community College' Best Sports Photo First Place Patti Babcock 'Rodeo Rider' Best Feature Story; First Place Patti Babcock, "The Chosen Ones" A well told, touching and relevant narrative. Best Large Space Ad; First Place Scan Wilson & Carlton McCaslin, "Don't Blow Your Cool" Good use of graphics - draws you into ad, good layout and design, Fun - knew its target audience and hit it! Best Feature Page Design; First Place Dann Weeks, "Nevada Highway Patrol" Nice use of screen. Clean balance of text, illustration and photos. Very pleasing. Best Sports Photo; First Place Patti Babcock, "Rodeo Rider" Great timing, a wonderful frozen moment. Best Sports Page Design; First Place Dann Weeks, "Little League" Nice use of photos, graphics, Little League boxes good. Best mustration; First Place Robert Dandy, "PVPAC Cultural Center; Alien Issue" Clean, crisp line drawings are beautiful. I Best Sports Page Design First Place Dann Weeks 'Little League' Best Overall Design Third Place Pahmmp Valley Gazette Staff Best Illustration First Place Robert Dandy "PVPAC Cultural Center, Alien Issue' Best Feature Photo Third Place Bruce Stevenson Death Valley Horse Crossing Sign Best Multiple Feature Photos Second Place Patti Babcock "Abandoned Horses" Best Portrait Third Place Patti Babcock , W The Littlest Horseman i i ii W Ann Hdleill Publisher J Patti Balx:ock Reporter 5ean Wilson Dann Weeks Art Director Production Director Eadton McCaslin Bruce Stevenson dvertising 5ales Maner Dark Room Coordinator ' * Robert Dandy not photoed Established 1981 MaryAnn McNeill Renoder/Photogra_nher Andy Holtmann Geoff Kreis Production DireQtor Dann Weeks Art Director Sean Wilson Production/Coo_ V Editor Sandi Stark Production Kevin d. 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