The 2015 Badwater race was run by AdventureCORPS and they bring nearly 100 racers and around 300 other personnel through Death Valley in a two-day race that takes place during the hottest month of the year (July). With all those people you would think there is a big mess to clean up, but as I drove with the last person to exit Death Valley, I didn’t see a trace of trash.
The reason for this is simple said race organizer Chris Kostman.
“Our staff drives the course after the final runners, and then the next day, to pick up any trash left behind, but we don’t find any,” he said. “The runners and crews most likely leave the course cleaner than it was before the race.”
This means everything goes into a bag, even human waste.
“There are toilets in Badwater, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells, Panamint Springs, and Lone Pine. Beyond that, runners and crews are instructed to use “wag bags” and carry it out / leave no trace,” Kostman explained. Truly amazing.
High School News:
See the varsity football team in action in the Maroon and Gold game on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the field.
Football Cake Auction will be in the cafeteria to benefit Trojans football at 5 p.m.
Buy your Trojans booster card for $10 from a fall Trojans athlete starting on Aug. 19.
Parent athletic meeting: On Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. there will be a fall sports parent meeting for parents of fall athletes at the gym.
If your athlete plays in fall sports, the Pahrump Boosters need you. Please volunteer to help raise money by working concessions. All proceeds are divided up among the fall sports. For more info call 775-209-4157. There are also sign-up sheets at the athletic office.
Here are the official results from the P.V. 500 Club’s 9-pin no tap doubles tournament held on Aug. 8.
First place doubles – J.R. and Darla Johnson with an 1823; First place side pot – Frank Medina with a 1005. 300 no tap games were bowled by J.R. Johnson (2), Darla Johnson, Pete Ehrlich, and Frank Medina.
Upcoming Horseshoe Tournaments:
The Nevada State Tournament is on Aug. 29 in Hawthorne and the next one in Pahrump is on Sept. 27 during the Fall Festival.
Pahrump Special Olympics is seeking coaches in the following sports:
Bowling (Mondays), softball (Tuesdays) golf (Thursdays) and soccer (Saturdays). Please call 775-537-2175 if you can help or would like additional information.
Pahrump Special Olympics is starting its pilot softball program this fall. If you can help, the following equipment is needed: batting tee, set of bases and 12″ softballs, bats and gloves. Please call 775-537-2175 if you can help or would like additional information.