weather icon Partly Cloudy

Town offers free entry to some swimmers

Swimmers using the Tonopah public pool have a reason to celebrate other than being able to cool off from the summer heat.

The Tonopah Town Board voted unanimously at the end of June to waive some fees for the 2018 season at the Tonopah Memorial Swimming Pool in Barsanti Park at 611 Bryan Ave. The town board voted to waive fees for daily and seasonal pool admission costs for the remainder of the 2018 pool season in light of a delayed opening of the pool facilities.

Kat Galli, deputy town clerk for the town of Tonopah, said fees for swimming lessons and pool parties were not be included in the town board’s waivers.

Those who have already paid for a season pass (child, adult or family) are eligible for a refund and can contact the town office at 775-482-6336 for more information. The Tonopah town office is located at 102 Burro Ave.

The pool is scheduled to be open from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, as of the time of this writing. Check the town’s website at TonopahNevada.com or the Tonopah pool’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/TonopahPool for updated announcements.

A three-week session for swim lessons began on July 3rd.

Pool season has been off to a slow start. The pool’s heater broke down just before the 2018 season was about to begin, which made it a challenge for the pool’s water temperature to reach 77 degrees as required by the health department.

The pool facility did open periodically in parts of June, if the water hit the required temperature. The new heater for the pool was funded through the town’s maintenance budget and cost roughly $10,000.

Chris Mulkerns, administrative manager for the town of Tonopah, said the warm weather was keeping the pool above the required temperature. The heater shipped at the end of June and had not been recieved as of July 2, according to officials at the town office.

Despite delays, there is still time to dive in. Pool season lasts until school comes back into session.

The pool has gone through other projects to help maintain it in the past.

In the spring of 2016, renovations got underway for a replastering project. The Tonopah pool had been replastered in 1991 prior to that.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
A heartwarming Winter Bed Build

The Nye County Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace hosted its very first Winter Community Bed Build last month and group members were not disappointed by the results.

GridLiance proposes transmission line upgrades

GridLiance is planning some major upgrades for its local transmission system and while these could certainly help support solar expansion, company officials stressed that the two proposed projects are in no way dependent upon such development.

NCSO: Two-vehicle collision claims life of Pahrump child

A Pahrump family is mourning the death of a child killed in a two-vehicle collision early Friday evening, Feb. 23. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 160 and Homestead Road just after 8 p.m.

Valley aquifer could reach “critical management” levels by 2055

After many months of painstaking research and calculations, a date has been placed on when the Pahrump Valley’s sole-source aquifer could reach critical management, with officials pegging the timeline at somewhere between the year 2055 and 2060. However, it was emphasized that this is an estimation and with so many variables at play, there is a possibility it could change.

How an injured and abandoned dog in Pahrump overcame the odds

A stray dog that was homeless, hospitalized and facing euthanasia earlier this month is now on the mend thanks to several in the community who helped raise thousands for its life-saving care.

Kellogg Park set for $70k expansion — here are the plans

The town of Pahrump is poised to purchase a parcel adjoining the lands dedicated to Kellogg Park, with a $70,000 offer for the 4.39 acre lot at 3781 E. Santovito St.

Guns, drugs, cash recovered in search could be part of crime ring, sheriff says

Officials from the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Unit are assisting the Nye County Sheriff’s Office in the arrest and investigation of a man allegedly found possessing a hoard of guns, drugs and cash, according to Sheriff Joe McGill.

No same-day registration for Nye’s next live tax sale

Nye County is coming up on its next delinquent property tax sale and there is going to be a big change to the process — for the first time, there will be no same-day registration available.