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Letters to the Editor, Oct 21

Is there a hidden agenda concerning well owners?

I’ve heard whispers here and there that Las Vegas, a city right on the edge of one of the nation’s biggest dams and reservoirs, is eyeballing the Pahrump Valley basin’s water supply. That wouldn’t surprise me. For all I know, California is probably eyeballing our water supply and that wouldn’t surprise me either. And neither would it surprise me if a few people who hold a boatload of the basin’s water rights have dollar signs in their eyes. A possible hidden agenda, you think?

Meanwhile, “authorities” would like to meter our wells and implement plans that will, as Greg Hafen put it, “use our water wisely.” I have a question or two. Who’s the expert that will determine whether I am using my water wisely or unwisely? Will a Water Nazi show up on my private property to tell me I ran my dishwasher one too many times this month? Or that I cannot wash my whites and colors separately? I took too long a shower?

They keep telling us that it isn’t going to affect existing wells. I suggest that the end of that sentence is “for now.” This is one slippery slope! Citizens beware. “Never let the camel get his nose under the tent.”

News flash: When the casinos turn off their fake waterfalls and fountains, empty their massive swimming pools, shut down their shark tanks and water parks, when the town of Pahrump empties the public pool and fake lakes and shuts down the waterfall and fountains, when the local hotels empty their pools and hot tubs, then maybe we can discuss whether or not I can give my trees and plants a drink of water. Until then, it’s my private property, it’s my well that I paid for and maintain, it’s Mother Nature’s water and it’s not for sale.

Linda DeLaMare

Lions Club thanks Moose Lodge for benefit

The Pahrump Valley Lions Club members would like to thank the members of the Pahrump Moose Lodge for the recent donation dinner they held to benefit our Letters to Santa Program.

The spaghetti dinner was delicious as were the baked goods the Ladies of the Moose had for sale.

The monies raised from the dinner, bake sale and raffles will go a long way to purchase gifts for local children who write their letters to Santa. The Moose Lodge is a true community partner and we thank you for all you do for the citizens of Pahrump throughout the year.

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to your member who were recently involved in a serious traffic accident.

Sue Bai, President

Pahrump Valley Lions Club

Thank you from A.R.M.S.

The Board of Directors at Advanced Resource Method Solutions would like to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals and organizations that believed in us and donated office furniture, supplies, paint and monetary funds to help get A.R.M.S. up and running. Without your generosity, we would not be able to assist over 150 clients, so far.

THANK YOU SO MUCH: Sharon Cahlan, Cahlan West LLC; Lisa Walton, Walton Solutions; Chris Mirando, Majestic Management; Willi Baer, Pioneer Territory CASA; Cathie Martorano, Creekside Hospice; Nye County Coalition; Oasis Outreach; Vilma Nicolos, V.N. Senior Care; Pastor Ron Dennis, United Methodist Church; Jason Mitchell, Jason Mitchell Painting; Brandi Matheny, Veterans Affairs; Joe Sladek, State Farm Insurance; Mark Birnbaum and Donna Torrelli, Procare Hospice; Dajon Ancell, Lakeview Executive Golf Course; Laurie Mason, AT&T; Shirley, Karyn, Katy, Irene, Branda, and Jennie, Nye County Health and Human Services, and WIC offices of Nye County; Trish Rippie, Honey Bee Homes of Nye County LLC; Jay Heiseler, Encompass Home Health; Ryan Muccio, Quality Signs; Steven, Pahrump Valley Glass; Elena Arms, Pahrump Photography; Barb Johnston, Pink Zebra; Michael Partipilo, Mobile Locksmith; Integrity Home Health; MasterTech Computers; Marcy Curran; Deann Houser; Fred Jorgensen; Kat McArtor; Jason Simpson; and to the countless clients who have come to us for assistance.

Ginger Stumne, Executive Director



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