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Letters to the Editor

Discovery Park can become enduring legacy

If you have occasion to drive along Calvada Blvd., Pahrump Valley Blvd., Red Butte or Mt. Charleston, you will surely notice sections of the old golf course now undergoing remediation by Utilities, Inc. As we have been informed, the ground now being cleared and given a new look has been named Discovery Park. I think that is a fine title and suggests that many interesting developments are on the way.

Since the land being brought back to life is not contiguous, but is divided by Mt. Charleston Road, the thought occurs that we might call the separate parcels Discovery Park West and Discovery Park East. In any event, one’s imagination is captured by all the possibilities that may come to pass within the setting of a town park.

For instance, what if we had even a modest botanical garden available for public access and filled with all sorts of flora not native to this region? That would certainly be an enriching opportunity for everyone. Then of course we ought to have benches along the paved walk where folks can just sit and enjoy the simple pleasure of watching birds flit through the trees. And can we ever have too many playgrounds for the youngsters? Plus, we need sufficient distance in which to walk off those accumulated pounds or merely to lessen the tensions of the day.

Discovery Park is a splendid beginning of something that can be so meaningful in Pahrump. Let’s applaud those officials within Nye County government, the dedicated employees of Utilities, Inc., and the residents of Pahrump Valley, whose concerted efforts launched this important reclamation project. With continued community support, the vision, the struggle and the hope can evolve to become an enduring legacy for future generations.

Ralph Bazan

Coyotes inhabited area long before residents

Regarding your article in the April 29 PVT, “Coyotes a Growing Concern,” caused a growing concern to me.

As a teacher for 30 years in Las Vegas, I taught science about the preservation of animals. They were here before people inhabited the area. If they cause a “concern” of fear among Pahrump residents, build a fence around your property to protect your small pets.

The coyotes belong here too.

Janet Schuh

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