81°F
weather icon Clear

Bounty Hunter Saloon holding donation drive

The proprietor of a local bar is doing her best to keep the establishment above water amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ruthie Edwards, manager of the Bounty Hunter Saloon at 680 East Street is seeking donations of any and all items she can collect and in turn sell them.

The big sale, as she calls it, began Thursday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, May 24.

Edwards noted that trying to keep up with all of the expenditures, including rent and power has been a struggle.

“We are just trying to raise some money to pay our bills here at the bar,” she said. “Times are tough right now for everyone, so we are just trying to make sure that we can still hold on to our bar. I am looking to get anything that would sell. We are reaching out to friends and families, asking for donations of items they may no longer want. Anything would help.”

Safety first

Edwards also said all of the items that she’s collected thus far have been disinfected and sanitized.

“We have been working here around the clock and everything that people have brought in we make sure that it is sprayed down and cleaned properly before we set it out,” she said. “For this event we have tables set up outside and we will have some hot dogs, chips and sodas. We will also have some baked goods and other stuff that we will be selling. People can just come by and drop off the items they want to donate, or they can call me and I can arrange to pick up the items.”

Big party canceled

Additionally, Edwards said she was forced to close down the bar back in March.

“We closed our doors on Saint Patty’s Day,” she said. “The gaming control people came in and shut our machines down. We had a lot of corned beef and cabbage and we were going to have a big party, but they said we had to close.”

Great anticipation

Like other bars in town, Edwards said she has quite a few very loyal customers who are looking forward to the establishment’s reopening.

“Any business that you are in, you will always have loyal customers,” she said. “We are hoping to reopen pretty soon, but we have to wait till the fourth phase of the reopening, from what I’m hearing. It’s going to be a while because they don’t want people sitting at the machines next to each other. Coming up in October we will have been open for seven years, and I have been the manager here for the entire time.”

Come together

Edwards also spoke of the importance of unity during trying times.

“Being a small business and not having the means to get any money, we have to do what we have to do to help each other out, especially all of our small businesses here in town,” she said. “I have done a lot of things for people here in the valley, like donations and fundraisers, where we helped quite a few people here in this town. I have two bike runs a year for the Desert Haven Animal Shelter, and I’m on the board. I help them out as much as I can.I have volunteers and we do what we can for each other. If somebody needs something, we try to help each other out. It’s not just us who is suffering, it’s pretty much the whole world.”

For additional information or to arrange to have donated items picked up, call 775 513-3370.

Monetary donations would also be appreciated, Edwards said.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
VIDEO: Eric Trump stops in Pahrump

Eric Trump led a “Make America Great Again” event in the Pahrump Valley on Thursday as the days before the 2020 election wind down. The event occurred at the Pahrump Valley Winery.

Dilger, Study team to win Mike’s Midnight Madness

With the Nevada State Horseshoe Pitching Association championships in Tonopah just weeks away, Pahrump pitchers have been getting ready by competing in both NSHPA-sanctioned tournaments and the more informal backyard series tournaments.

Appointments still available for Pahrump Remote Area Medical clinic

Remote Area Medical’s 2020 Pahrump Clinic is just one week away and there are still appointment slots available, so residents of the valley and surrounding areas who are in need of medical services at no cost are encouraged to secure their spot today.

Local animal rescue hosts free adoption event

Officials from a local animal rescue agency are hosting a three-day animal adoption event beginning today through Sunday.

Tonopah’s Belvada Hotel nearing grand opening

The Belvada is included in a long list of Tonopah area sites named on the National Register of Historic Places, appearing under its original name of State Bank and Trust Company.

Cortez Masto joins colleagues in seeking federal aid for fires

Amid devastating wildfires and rangeland fires across the West, and U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto joined Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, along with seven senators and 34 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, in a letter asking Senate and House leaders to replenish and increase funding for wildfire response and recovery.

DEBRA J. SAUNDERS: The perspective from deep inside the madding crowd

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s differing standards for political protests and presidential rallies came into sharp relief when President Donald Trump visited Las Vegas recently.

Business groups laud judge’s ruling on taxes

The Retail Association of Nevada, Nevada Trucking Association, Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses issued statements Monday in response to Carson City District Court Judge James Russell’s ruling on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of SB551 and SB542 passed during the 2019 legislative session.