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<p>Photos by Lillian Browne / Pahrump Valley Times - Multimedia artist Mary Burke King describes her layering process created atop “The Springs Mountain, Nevada” topographical map, at her show that opened March 21.</p>

RECYCLED ART: Pahrump artist turns old materials into new art

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:55am

Pahrump visual artist Mary Burke King opened a solo, mixed-media show crafted from recycled materials at the Tecopa Artist Group Gallery on March 21.

King characterizes her work as...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Nye County has been named the least healthiest county in Nevada according to a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Factors include access to health care, including a patient-to-dentist ratio of 4,700 to 1.</p>

Study: Nye is state’s unhealthiest county

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:29am

Nye County is at the bottom of a dubious list, being named last in a health ranking of counties in Nevada.

The list is part of the 2015 County Health Rankings released Tuesday by the Robert...

<p>Lillian Browne/Pahrump Valley Times - Pahrump oil painter Marti Ziegler experiments with natural materials while creating art. Here, she creates a landscape painting using a shelf mushroom, as a canvas.</p>

Landscapes on mushrooms, creates jewelry with rocks

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:56am

Long-time painter and part-time Pahrumpian Marti Zeigler is a realistic, contemporary oil painter and a fan of natural landscapes, fine lines and the color green. She loves trees, especially...

<p>Mark Waite/Pahrump Valley Times - State Assemblyman James Oscarson has joined a growing chorus of lawmakers supporting U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy's call to have a honest discussion about the potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.              </p>

Oscarson: Study, not fight, Yucca with money

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:33am

Though Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has been vocal in his efforts to halt forward movement on a national nuclear waste repository in “his backyard,” partisan support has rallied with demands to rely on...

<p>Mick Akers/Pahrump Valley Times - Dr. Chris Whitt, who oversees physical therapy for Desert View Hospital, demonstrates a rehabilitation technique at the hospital's new therapy facility at 1500 E. Highway 372, suite F, former site of Starlite Video.</p>

New physical therapy center offers state-of-the-art care

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:50am

After dealing with cramped quarters at Desert View Hospital, outpatients who require physical therapy will have more room to stretch their legs with their new off-site facility.

Located at...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Joe Richards, former owner of the Kingdom Gentleman's Club, said he will reopen the strip club within the next 30 to 40 days.  </p>

Kingdom Gentleman’s Club owner plans to reopen establishment

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:34am

The owner of an adult themed local business, which closed its doors late last year, has decided to reopen.

Joe Richards, owner of the Kingdom Gentleman’s Club at the corner of Highway 160...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Rosemary Clarke Middle School Principal Tim Wombaker looks on as students reload the balloon’s canopy following a special assembly at the school as part of Pahrump’s Hot Air Balloon Festival last Friday.</p>

Hot air balloons inflate curiosity among students

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:57am

Students and faculty members at five Pahrump area schools got a hands-on lesson in basic hot air ballooning last Friday as part of Pahrump’s second annual Hot Air Balloon Festival.


<p>Mark Waite/Pahrump Valley Times - Guy Brenkman, an Illinois strip club owner, moved to Nye County and constructed the brothel Bikinis on 80 acres in Amargosa Valley. He built a house next door where he lived with his wife.  </p>

Illinois man built Amargosa brothel from ground up

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:35am

Guy Brenkman was born in Illinois in February 1947. He got into the liquor business and over the years owned several night clubs and neighborhood taverns in Peoria, Illinois.

A woman whom...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Opening the mailbox to find an unexpected treat, such as candy mailed in a colorful egg, can bring a smile to someone’s face and make their day.</p>

Can you send happiness through the mail? Yes, you can!

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:58am

Just imagine opening up your mailbox and nestled among the bills and ads you find a brightly colored, fun surprise package. Just for you. Wouldn’t you be on cloud nine?

For the cost of...

<p>Courtesy of Facebook - The Town of Pahrump's tourism initiative include media buys in Las Vegas and southern California, as well as utilizing social media sites such as Facebook, which has 556 percent increase in users, according to town officials.</p>

Pahrump sees tourism gains with Vegas firm partnership

Updated: Mar 27, 2015 7:36am

The marketing and tourism efforts by the Town of Pahrump have made strides over the past year, with the help of an outside public relations firm.

Speaking at the County Commission meeting...