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December 16, 2005

The lights are definitely on


This home on Lazy Lizard is lit up like ... well, like a Christmas tree.

This is week three in the Pahrump Valley Times' annually published list of holiday-decorated homes worth viewing. Feel free to continue to send in suggestions; we'll publish the addresses one more time on Dec. 23. Just draw up a map some night this month, load up the family and drive around town to look at the magic of Christmas in Pahrump - many homeowners produce elaborate, stunning displays:

• The Ron and Jan Mayer residence at 3361 National St. have put up an intricate 11,000-light display that celebrates the birth of Jesus - "the reason for the season for He is the light of the world," writes Ron.

Turn east on Elderberry Street off Homestead Road. Lights are on from 5:30-9:30 p.m. through Dec. 31.

• Bob and Chris Dyer of 1791 W. Moose St. would love for all to drive by and gaze at their Country Christmas in the Desert, starring Santa Claus with gifts riding in a covered wagon, twinkling red bells, icicles, and lighted reindeer. Moose Street can be found between Red Rock Drive and Yucca Terrace, and the Dyers say "happy holidays to all."

• The Leo Moore home at 1921 Pioche St. off Vicki Ann and Gamebird roads features "lots of lights, (a) blow up Santa and the snowman and all kinds of decorations."

• Gary's house at 4271 Medicine Man Road - take Basin Avenue west to Bannavitch Street and make a right - has "lots of Christmas lights."

• As of Saturday the lights will be on at Mike and Irene Burkhart's resident at 201 S. Jewell Drive, located off Basin Avenue one block before Barney Street. According to Irene, a "spectacular" six-station arrangement - Santa's sleigh and reindeer on the roof, Santa coming out of the well, Santa in the garden, Santa under an arch, five Santa helpers, and the main attraction: a nativity scene in the middle of the yard. Thousands of twinkling lights will enhance the scene. "A merry Christmas to all in Pahrump" says Irene.

• Consider the Halls decked. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hall might be visible from the moon with 18,000 lights' worth of "yard art," including nine reindeer and sleigh, 12 trees lit up on one-half acre with a nativity scene, angels, the star of Bethlehem and Santa on the roof. Take Hafen Ranch Road to the Cottonwoods subdivision to 5761 Mary Lou Street.

• There is a display at the home of Gary Puckett, 5945 Badlands Lane in the Mountain Falls subdivision.

• The Chris and Sally Holzer home at 6130 Hawkins Way - take Homestead Road to Thousandaire Boulevard, head west on Thousandaire to Hawkins Way - features Santa and his sleigh dropping off presents, snowflakes, and "lots of lights and decorations." A perennial on our list, the Holzers spent three weeks working on their yard decorations.

• The Ayers family residence at 341 S. Dylan Place, off of Tenderfoot Trail and Blagg Road inside Diamond Bar Estates, has lights, reindeer, Santa on the roof and a manger scene.

• The Dean and Kenny Sproul home at 6160 Hawkins Way off Thousandaire Boulevard east of Homestead Road features a "winter wonderland" with snowflakes shimmering in the trees, a gingerbread house with Santa, his reindeer and elves, as well as a toyshop guarded by elves and handmade toy soldiers. "Merry Christmas from the Sprouls family," writes Kenny.

• There's plenty to see at the home of Gary and Jennifer Loyko at 3581 S. Twilight Avenue. Take Gamebird Road to Unicorn Avenue, head north on Unicorn one block to Falcon Street; go east on Falcon one block to Twilight Avenue, north on Twilight.

The lights go on at sundown and stay on till at least 10 p.m. Folks will see Santa's Christmas train, snowflake lights lining the driveway, animated reindeer and a huge lighted wreath.

Merry Christmas to all the fine folks (in Pahrump) writes Lynn Sanders, who sent the newspaper information on the Loyko home.

• The home of Ed and Therese Bajorek at 2331 W. Ambler Way is located between Leslie and Woodchips about 1.6 miles north of Bell Vista, and has a nice manger display. Toy soldiers in the guardhouse guard the driveway. On the roof are Santa and his reindeer waving to everyone as they go by.

On the ground there are various lighted figures and blow-ups to view including a candy house with candy canes lining the entrance.

• The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Le Clair at 1260 West Horn Road - head north off Highway 372 to Linda Street, make a left on Horn - features "many beautiful lights that fill the front and side yards and assorted polar animals and friends grazing in the yard, a must see, enjoy," say the Le Clairs.

• Mikey's Barbershop on Frontage Road close to Dominoes Pizza has "gone all out" according to a customer. "Definitely worth a photo."

• The home of Mike and Tracie Dreyer, 3141 S. Winchester Ave. at the corner of Winchester and Iquana Street has more than 10,000 lights and various decorations. "Happy holidays" from the Dreyers.

This concludes week three of traditions that are meant to last.

To list your home or your neighbors' - you might want to check with them first - e-mail, snail mail or call in with the address, easy directions on how to get there and a brief description of what's to view, along with the hours of night the lights are on. We'll do the rest.

Contact us at the office at 727-5102, stop by or mail your picks to 2160 E. Calvada Blvd., Pahrump, NV 89048, or go online and send your information to Managing Editor Doug McMurdo at

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