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18 Thursday, November 27, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette O00tt Esmeralda Way by Carol Sirnes Good Morning ! What a week. Now it's time to thaw out the turkey or whatever else you're having, do the baking, and prepare to enjoy Thanksgiving with your relatives, friends and neighbors. We all have a lot to be thankful for. And if you're traveling, drive carefully. PAHRUMP VALLEY i TEMPORARY LABOR SERVICE 727-4144 Choice of new DA stuns residents The Esmeralda County Commissioners met on November 18 in the Goldfield Courthouse in a very lengthy session lasting til 5:30 p.m. The main agenda was short, but after public input at I I a.m. followed the interviews of nine applicants for the position of district attorney to fill in the remaining term until the next election in November of 1998. It was a tough decision for the commissioners, as many were highly qualified. During public input about 4:30 p.m., a number of people in the audience spoke in support of Phil Dunleavy, former Nye County district attorney, who is expe- rienced in Nevada law, especially mining law and water rights, etc, and who could assume official duties without any problem. After a break, the meeting was called back to order for the final decision, with Chairwoman Susan Dudley announcing her first choice as Mr. Dunleavy because of his all-around experience especially in mining laws and water rights, and he BTAL, BUBINEB8 & PEI:IBONAL BEI:IVICEa' ® [ --. 601 S. 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Then Commissioner Veljoen spoke (and I quote,) "The people in Silver Peak don't want any more of this good old boy stuff." O'Connor's choice was Robert Reeve from Modesto, Calif., who has been practicing there and also in Utah and North Dakota, but with no Nevada experience just passing the Nevada bar in October of 1997. Commissioner O'Connor then made the motion to hire Mr. Reeve with Commissioner Viljoen seconding the motion, and Chairwoman Dudley abstaining from voting. In his resume Mr. Reeve states he heard of this position through Peter Flangas, of Las Vegas, whom some of you may remember was the attorney for the three residents in Fish Lake Valley who were on the recall committee to oust then District Attorney Steve Evenson. Other agenda items * Eric Hansen from the Department of Energy (DOE) reported that cleanup and refilling of the holes on the three sites where the Sandia Rocket impacted between Goldfield and Silver Peak is completed. He related that the DOE is doing their own investigation separate from that of the Sandia Corporation. * Juanita Colvin discussed the need to increase the damage deposit for use of the Goldfield Park for extra large groups (such as International Order of Old Bastards) from $250 to $2,000. This past summer the IOOB used the park facilities but did a lot of damage by running their motorcycles over the grass, thus breaking some of the water lines and turnoff valves plus breaking some of the park lights, which the county had to replace. A motion was passed to give Juanita Colvin authority to increase the park damage deposit. * The approval of a letter to be sent to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tonopah Station, concerning prioritiz- ing the process for expediting sale of land to Esmeralda County, getting an appraisal for fair market value, using the BLM appraisers at no expense to the county. It passed. Mineral Ridge press release November 18, Cornucopia Resources, Ltd. anpounces that in order to reduce operating expenses and maximize cash flow in this time of a depressed gold price, the company has elected to temporarily suspend mining and crushing opera- tions at its Mineral Ridge Mine in Esmeralda County,'Nev. During this period, which is expected of last about three months, leach operations will continue and gold production will proceed at an estimated rate of 3,000 ounces per month. Since gold was first poured at Mineral Ridge on June 14, 1997, production has totalled approximately 10,400 ounces, representing a leach rate that is slower than originally antici- pated. Preliminary tests indicate that the leaching difficulty possible originates from Contaminates in the process water supply. The suspension of mining will provide an opportunity for further testing and to complete remedial actions to im- prove water chemistry and there fore the rate of leaching. Total mine site inventory at October 31, 1997, of 20,500 ounces of gold was represented by 16,000 ounces of in process on the leach pad and 4,500 ounces in the run-of-mine stock pile. Continued gold production from this ore will be sold at hedged prices of US $363 per ounce in November, US $394 in December, 1997, and approximately US $382 in January and February, 1998. As a result of this strategy, the company expec to maintain its liquid until such time as the gold price recovers and/or the optimal leaching rate is at- tained. Cornucopia also has a 25 percent working interest in the Ivanhoe Joint Adventure on the Carlin Trend, Nevada, where a deep drill program has recently commenced. On behalf of the Board of Directors, James A Currie. TonopahClinic LII f.l Dr. Lind will be in Tonopah  II 00e//"pl Front downstairs office- 42 Belmont St. II Appointments/Info, Call 482-6458 after 5 p.m. [I Dr. Lind will be in every, other Wednesday II 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Dogs, cats and other small animals, including spays, neutering, dentistry, minor surgery, etc. P.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Horses, cows, etc. 00aorrr cta00c nopah 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. ]["  Round Mountain: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p'-.'.  w Lmm - Sazky Vsy Rrue Cr Same dates as Tonopah Clinic