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Tips for buying a home

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:29am

The rule of thumb for anyone shopping for a home is buyer beware.

Even when the home is new or newly renovated, there are clues to possible cover-ups, and things even a home inspection may...

<p>Creag Rowland / Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Judith and George Strickland are founders of the Tumbleweed Tales Society and the Shakespeare Round Table. The couple moved here in 2001 to retire but found a better use for their talents.</p>

Local couple have influenced many art forms, programs

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:27am

George and Judith Brooks-Strickland moved to Pahrump in 2001 and put their combined talents to use providing literary, cultural and artistic programs for the community. For them, this was the...

<p>Photos by Horace Langford Jr. / Pahrump Valley Times - Hundreds of pigeons roost on top of Liese Tamburrino’s home and in her trees. She believes she is under siege by her neighbor, who refuses to stop feeding the pigeons that foul up her yard and home.</p>

‘Pigeon War’ erupts in Lake View neighborhood

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:14am

It’s a scene directly out of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.”

“In the early morning they darken the sky. At least 400 birds fly and roost around my house,” exclaims one outraged neighbor....

<p>Photo courtesy of Instant Images - Kyle Heckman, winner of the Sam Stringer Memorial race, posed for this photo with Sheree Stringer, the organizer of the race. All proceeds of the event go to the Sam Stringer Memorial Scholarship fund.</p>

California racer steals the big prize

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:34am

The Sam Stringer Memorial was a huge success over the weekend with 56 cars turning out for the race. The $1,500 purse was given out in the IMCA Modified class, with 18 cars showing up. The winner...

Elizabeth Warren for president?

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:24am

It was one of those important-but-dull hearings that don’t even get broadcast on C-SPAN 3.

An obscure subcommittee was taking expert testimony on patient safety Thursday, and only four of...

<p>Joseph Carberry</p>

Cyber-tip leads to man’s child porn arrest

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:15am

A tip from the National Center for Missing &Exploited Children led local detectives to a man who allegedly downloaded child pornography onto a friend’s computer and then emailed the material...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Nashville recording artist Jim Wise and Route 66 will play at dusk tomorrow, July 26, for a one-night-only show at Sanders Family Winery. Doors open at 6 p.m., for free wine tasting and tickets are $15 each.</p>

‘Route 66’ at Sanders, Teen Carnival at community center and final Movie in the Park this weekend

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:28am

Shows for the adults, a movie for the kids and a special event for teens, everyone is covered this weekend for choices in entertainment.

Sanders Family Winery has at least two more shows...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s stop watching Fox news shall we?

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:25am

Let’s stop watching Fox news shall we?

This is in response to Jim Ferrells article on July 23, 2014 regarding Fox News and Republicans misguided.

Jim, Jim, Jim … we get it. All...

<p>Horace Langford Jr. / Pahrump Valley Times - A plaque of appreciation and pin was presented to Tom Saitta. The following are in the picture: Tom Saitta (owner of Saitta Trudeau), Noah Kohbarger, Henry Amaya, Johnathan Melendez, Lou Sposato, Payden Eaton, Eli Edwards and Leo Finkler.</p>

This Week in Sports

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:35am

Plaques of appreciation and pins were presented to both Saitta Trudeau and D&J Electrical for their donations of $250 each to the 9-10- year-old Pahrump Valley Little League All-Star team last...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Tomatoes purchased on the vine have more nutritional value than those which are loose. Homegrown tomatoes have the opportunity to develop even more value and should be picked when they are very red.</p>

Before you eat another tomato, read this

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 7:29am

If you’re lucky, your tomato plants are producing like crazy right now. If you’re even luckier, you have lots of friends whose tomato plants are going nuts and you’re sharing in their abundance....