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<p>Lillian Browne / Pahrump Valley Times - Part-time Pahrump resident and Shadow Mountain Quilters member Sally Folmar took home the 2015 Best in Show and first place Long Arm Quilt awards for her “Amazon Star” quilt, at the 19th annual Fiber Arts Show in Pahrump.

Quilter uses 50 shades of green …and brown

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 8:06am

Pahrump’s Shadow Mountain Quilters, consisting of 141 members, successfully launched the 19th annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Show this past weekend.

The show, sponsored by the Pahrump Arts...

<p>Horace Langford Jr. / Pahrump Valley Times - Eric Shenberger a builder of cars — a true artist seen explaining the latest class to hit the speedway, the Mini Dwarf class.</p>

Eric Shenberger: The artist behind the race cars

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 8:11am

Eric Shenberger is an artist. He is a creator, but not in the usual sense of the word. Shenberger builds race cars and to most he is just that, a car builder, but his creations to most racers in...

<p>Lillian Browne / Pahrump Valley Times - Gate 510 provides access to Area 25 of the Nevada National Security Site, formerly known as the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, off U.S. Highway 95, near Amargosa Valley. Nuclear contamination in water has moved off the test site onto federal land, toward Beatty.</p>

Test site contamination creeping toward area drinking groundwater

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 7:45am

Declining aquifer levels and increased pumping in southern Nye County could cause test site water contaminated by nuclear testing to flow more quickly toward groundwater used for drinking, warned...

<p>Horace Langford Jr. / Pahrump Valley Times - Donkey Basketball uses specially trained donkeys that have special shoes so that the donkeys can run on the gym floor.</p>

Donkey Basketball returns to Pahrump next week

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 8:12am

The third annual Donkey Basketball game will played at the high school gym on March 6 at 7 p.m. This is quality family entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

The evening is full of...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Working girls line up for a potential customer at a Nye County brothel in 2011. Bobbi Davis said the workers are more intelligent and stronger mentally than when she opened her brothel in 1992.</p>

Brothel workers yesterday compared to today

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 7:46am

Bobbi Davis was the owner and operator of the Shady Lady Brothel, located about 20 miles

north of Beatty in Nye County, until it closed Dec. 14. Davis has a quick mind and considerable...

<p>Heather Ruth / Pahrump Valley Times - Elevation Changes to the Pahrump Groundwater Basin from 2004-2013: Clustered areas with large numbers of domestic wells have reduced the aquifer level at a higher rate than areas with smaller numbers of domestic wells. The largest areas of decrease are depicted in yellow, orange and red; green areas depict steady levels in the aquifer; blue areas show areas indicate increasing aquifer levels.</p>

Report: Pahrump aquifer trends 10-year decline

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 7:48am

Aquifer levels are decreasing in areas where domestic wells are clustered, according to a report.

Nye County staffers presented the results of 10 years of data collection from well level...

<p>Selwyn Harris/Pahrump Valley Times - School Intervention Director E.V. Visser, left, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kim Friel present the results of the district’s proficiency and Criterion Referenced Testing report to school district officials Tuesday evening. The report showed marked growth in math and reading among elementary school students.</p>

Test scores show improvement in elementary schools

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 7:47am

Nye County School District officials presented the outcome of the district’s Criterion Referenced Testing and proficiency exams this week with some promising results.

The district uses the...

Amargosa attendance high, Pathways testing starts Monday

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 7:52am

Amargosa Elementary/Middle School is posting a 96 percent attendance rate, school officials said Tuesday. Principal Robert Williams told trustees faculty members are looking to take on additional...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Instances of harassment far surpasses other disciplinary issues at schools throughout the Nye County attendace area. Sexual harassment and battery come in second and third according to district officials.</p>

Harassment tops disciplinary issues in school district

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 7:54am

Instances of harassment, sexual harassment, misconduct and battery among students on Nye County School District campuses topped the discipline report for the first two quarters.

The report...

<p>Dustin Anthony Post</p>

Crime Corner, Feb. 27

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 7:56am

Man jailed for domestic battery

Dustin Anthony Post was jailed on Feb. 22 and charged with domestic battery after deputies with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report...