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Old 11-30-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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well heck, i'm a day late & a dollar short on this one, but we'll just roll with it......

we've already met karen jackson - the lady who purchased KNYE from art bell. karen is VERY involved with the community. if someone needs a fundraiser for a good cause, she's there doing whatever she can to promote it. during campaign season, she invites all of the candidates to be on her show so the community can ask important questions & vote wisely. she truely has done wonders for the community over the years.

next we gotta meet jeremy jensen. jeremy is the general manager at the nugget casino (the nugget also owns gold town & lakeside casinos) & he also is VERY involved in the community. he's not as out there in your face like karen is, he's more like the silent partner in things a few years back we had our own "dancing with the stars" fundraiser & jeremy was right there in the thick of it - knowing full well he couldn't dance, it didn't stop him from getting involved. jeremy enjoys giving back to the community & isn't your typical casino gm.


during the holiday season about 4 years ago, karen spotted some homeless families & thought everyone deserved to have a christmas tree. so, she reached out to her listeners & asked for donations to purchase a large live christmas tree for the town. one that everyone could gather around, decorate it, sing christmas carols, drink cocoa, etc. the tree was LARGE, like 20+ feet tall & cost close to $4000. it would be delivered in time for christmas & various businesses would help erect it. each year the community would pony up the money to ensure everyone had a christmas tree. they erected the tree in the dirt lot next to saddle west. there was plenty of room for everyone to gather round the tree.

this last year was the deal breaker. remember the harsh polar vortex last year? it kinda held up the delivery of the community christmas tree. karen had to quickly re-arrange everyone's schedule to accomodate the non-existant to suddenly here christmas tree. not to mention, at the end of each holiday season, karen was left with a big old dead tree.

this year karen decided enough was enough. she wanted to purchase an artificial tree, one that would last for years to come. she did her homework & found a company in florida. the tree is 30 feet tall & guaranteed to last 30 yrs. it already has lights & it's own star. in the future if karen wants to make it taller, all she has to do is purchase another section of the tree. the down side? it cost $17,000. ouch!

karen once again went to her listeners for donations to purchase this artificial tree. as donations started coming in, jeremy jensen stepped up & donated $3000 from a promotion that was held at the 3 casinos - the properties collected $1 from each buffet meal that was sold over 1 weekend. and they also offered karen to use their parking lot for the tree. valley electric transported the tree from the KNYE offices to the nugget parking lot. the engineering dept from the nugget helped to erect the tree. there were many other volunteers that helped pull this all together.

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why am i a day late & a dollar short on this one? i thought the timeline for all of this was stretched out - that the decorating would start on thanksgiving weekend, decorate a little each weekend & as we got closer to christmas we'd have the lighting of the tree & cocoa & santa delivering gifts, etc. silly me was wrong. way wrong.

yesterday they decorated the tree, turned on the lights, got a visit from santa, drank cocoa, ate cookies & sang carols
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Pahrump
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We don't get much fog around here so when we do, I try to take advantage of it.
Photo.... Taken from my QuadCopter (Drone)
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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now that the holidays are out of our way, let's get back to our regularly scheduled program

one of the most common complaints i hear is "there's nothing for kids to do in pahrump". there are a billion things to do out here, you just gotta look for it. the nugget has an arcade & a bowling alley. there's a big ol' desert out there, just waiting to be explored. if sports are your thing, then maybe one of the local parks is the place for you?

the "ian deutch park" used to be called "honeysuckle park", but when deputy deutch was killed the town decided to rename the park. which i think is kinda ironic....the honeysuckle park area at one point was a place that the cops were called to frequently.

ian deutch park is located on honeysuckle street & streteches west to east between pahrump valley blvd & dandelion st. it encompasses 20+ acres, with 4 main fields that are used for soccer or little league baseball. there are snack bars & restrooms. heck, there are even batting cages!

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in the center of the park is a couple of gazebos for bbq get togethers & a play structure for the kiddies:

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behind the gazebos are 2 bocce ball courts.

but the greatest feature, imo, of the park? the skate park! i had no idea we even HAD a skate park. while it may not be the greatest skate park ever, it's at least available for the kids to use. surprisingly, only 2 people were using it while i was there (march). in fact, those were the ONLY people in the whole park! i know a while back the newspaper reported they were looking for someone to volunteer time/materials to help light the skate park section at night.

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Parks and Recreation | Town of Pahrump

majority of the "big" events that happen in this town are held either at petrack park (hwy 160 & basin) or at ian deutch park. at this moment in time, they are the biggest parks we have.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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looking for a job? we've got a smaller casino looking for warm bodies JETT GAMING, LLC.

waaaay back on page 1, post #10, i showed you a casino which was next to a tattoo parlor, the welfare office, a bar & a dr's office. well, it's taken a long time but things are starting to change in that parking lot. they have already re-striped the parking lot.

mountain view casino is changing hands to terrible's. they anticipate opening before february. i'm not sure if they are trying to re-hire all of the staff that was originally working there? or if they plan to mix & match new with old? the sign on the side of the street has been there a while - since the beginning of the summer or so.
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the sign was just sitting there, next to the existing mountain view casino sign. no attached to anything. then during monsoon season we had some big gusts of wind & the whole thing came crashing down. they haven't repaired the sign. simply stood it up & attached it to the existing sign post. i certainly hope they plan to fix the sign before it goes up onto the pole, as it's a little mangled
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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It looks like another slot parlor. Do you know if they'll be putting in table games, or if there will only be the Nugget who will be considered a real casino?
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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i'm guessing it will be a slot parlor, but they might surprise me. when they open i'll take a cruise thru to see what they've got. hopefully they fix their ventilation system, as the last time i was in there it REEEEKED of smoke. blech!
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Herriman, Utah
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I read this whole thread yesterday, well, most of it. Great post, cre8lite! A very good read about Pahrump. I'm from Las Vegas and live in Herriman, a suburb of Salt Lake City. I have 5 acres here on s STEEP lot in a gated community with an HOA. Older, smaller home though. I like the Portland area, but it's very expensive and I like the desert more than a green wooded lot full of trees and rain. As far as Salt Lake goes, I hate the snow and ice, and temps below 32 degrees.

Vegas has gotten expensive for bigger lots, so I thought about Pahrump. I'm a single guy though, so I need to be close to a big city.

The other thing I like about Pahrump is I could probably sell my house in Herriman and pay cash for a house in Pahrump, but I would want a new construction home on one acre if I did. A decent acre within a mile from Portland starts at about $50K and goes way up from there.
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Old 01-02-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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thanks vacuumbed!

pahrump has VERY a different feel than vegas, you should make a trip (or two) out here before purchasing. people who visited pahrump in the 90s have discovered it's grown quite a bit! heck, in the almost 10 yrs i've been here, it's grown. not everyone likes the remote-ness we have out here. it grows on ya tho!

something else to consider is a job. pahrump doesn't have oodles of well paying jobs & there is a lot of competition for entry level jobs like a store cashier. vegas has more job opportunities, but i wouldn't say it's booming. you might want to get a job lined up before moving here.

except for those things, pahrump is a great place for those who are looking for a small town feel & don't mind driving an hour for the big city entertainment
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Herriman, Utah
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I did visit Pahrump in November, 2014 for a few hours. The last time before that was 1987! It's changed for the better, in my opinion. I ate at the new Chinese place, it was very nice.
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Herriman, Utah
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Anything new with the internet providers in Pahrump for good service?
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