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<p>Outgoing Battalion Commander Fenny Descuatan speaks about her time in the JROTC program as incoming Battalion Commander Dylan Metscher looks on. Descuatan will move to Oklahoma later this year for basic training at Fort Sill Army Base. Selwyn Harris / Pahrump Valley Times.</p>

Pahrump Valley’s JROTC holds Change of Command ceremony

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:52am

The time-honored Change of Command is a military tradition representing a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one commanding officer to another.

The passing of colors and...

<p>Horace Langford Jr / Pahrump Valley Times - The annual Wild West Extravaganza parade is scheduled to run Highway 160 on Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. The Wild West Extravaganza and Bluegrass Festival starts today at noon at Petrack Park. </p>

Annual Wild West Extravaganza returns to Petrack Park today

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:33am

A Pahrump western-themed tradition returns to town starting today and runs through Sunday.

The annual Wild West Extravaganza and Bluegrass Festival brings back food, fun and entertainment to...

<p>U.S. Rep Cresent Hardy tends to his special Dutch oven preparation during his first community BBQ last year. Today’s event is free to the public. Selwyn Harris / Pahrump Valley Times </p>

Rep. Hardy returns to Senior Center for another free barbecue

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:53am

By popular demand, Congressman Cresent Hardy returns to Pahrump today for a community barbecue consisting of chicken and a special Dutch oven preparation.

The congressman is setting up shop...

<p>Desert View Hospital CEO Kelly Adams said he is fully supportive of Congressman Cresent Hardy’s Rural HEALTH Act, although the facility would likely not take advantage of the program. Mick Akers/ Pahrump Valley Times</p>

Hardy introduces bill to strengthen rural health care

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:37am

After the closure of Tonopah’s only hospital last year, a plan is in the works to make sure any other rural area hospitals don’t suffer the same fate.

Congressman Cresent Hardy introduced...

<p>The first portion of the five-mile State Route 160 widening project is set to open in June. The area just after State Route 159 will go from two lanes to four lanes. The one-mile stretch is the only portion of the project that will open on its own. Mick Akers/ Pahrump Valley Times </p>

Portion of SR-160 widening project to open next month

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:36am

The State Route 160 widening project is set to have the first portion of extended lanes open up next month.

An area at the start on the Las Vegas side of the project where homes are present...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times</p>

Divas: Afternoon Tea is perfect for Mother’s Day

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:56am

To celebrate Mother’s Day and honor the influential women in your life, may I suggest serving Afternoon Tea?

It’s a most civilized custom and has many entertaining applications. It could be...

Town of Pahrump has only used 60 percent of budget through three quarters

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:41am

The town of Pahrump used just over 60 percent of its budgeted funds in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2016, officials said.

The expenditure status report for the third quarter of...

Precipitation chances return for weekend after wet April

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:40am

As the weekend approaches, another shot for rain in the Pahrump Valley comes along with it.

The National Weather Service said that an incoming weather system from the west will bring rain...

<p>Angel Meraz-Salcido</p>

Wedding shooter shot man in face after victim pleaded with him not to

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:45am

The shooting incident at a Pahrump wedding last weekend that left two people injured began with an argument earlier in the day.

A witness told the Nye County Sheriff’s Office that they had...

<p>Scott Mattox of Amargosa Valley, who owns accounting and tax business there and in Las Vegas, is one of three Republicans competing in the June 14 primary for the District I seat on the Nye County Commission. Special to the Pahrump Valley Times</p>

Amargosa Valley man seeks seat on county commission

Updated: May 06, 2016 7:45am

An Amargosa Valley man with his own accounting and tax business there and in Las Vegas is one of three Republicans competing in the June 14 primary for a seat on the Nye County Commission.