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<p>Mark Waite / Pahrump Valley Times - The 2013 Ms. Senior Nye County winner Sharon Rose D’Alessio crowns Jo Dee Van Stavern the 2014 queen after festivities at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino Saturday.</p>

Van Stavern wins Ms. Senior Nye County title

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:10am

Jo Dee Van Stavern was crowned the 2014 Ms. Senior Nye County during pageant festivities at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino Saturday by 2013 queen Sharon D’Alessio.

Van Stavern was first...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - An artists rendering shows how the Valley Electric Association campus expansion project will look once its completed.</p>

VEA to break ground on campus expansion

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 10:42am

Valley Electric Association officials will break ground on the new $10 million expansion project at 10 a.m. next Friday, kicking off a 12- to 14-month construction project.

The new...

<p>Richard Stephens / Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Josh Hopper gets a hit.</p>

Hornets lose last 4 games

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:27am

Beatty baseball was home last Friday in a doubleheader with Round Mountain where the Hornets dropped two games 14-4 and 10-1. On Tuesday, Beatty traveled to Pahranagat Valley and played two more...

<p>Horace Langford Jr. / Pahrump Valley Times - This fleet of asphalt-carrying belly dump trucks had an overnight stay at Pahrump’s Saddle West Hotel & Casino on its way to aid with the road repairs going to Scotty’s Castle. The damage was the result of heavy rain washouts.</p>

Scotty’s Castle Road reopens, construction delays continue

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:22am

After several weeks of road construction, Scotty’s Castle Road is fully open to through traffic as of April 11. Scotty’s Castle Road, also known as Bonnie Claire Road, is located in the northern...

<p>Mark Waite / Pahrump Valley Times - Museum officials are unsure if the mine superintendent or someone else stayed in this cabin on the Johnnie Mine site.</p>

Johnnie mines donated to museum

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:15am

The Pahrump Valley Museum has received a lot of donations of historical artifacts over the years, but none probably as large as the donation of four mines in Johnnie by the Bunker family back in...

<p>By Vern Hee / Pahrump Valley Times - Women racers racing for cancer in the Powder Puff Race at the Pahrump Valley Speedway. This race allows first time women racers get on the track. This year’s race is on April 26.</p>

Powder Puff Race: It’s the first large race of the season

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:28am

The speedway has had a great showing for cancer these past two years raising thousands of dollars and attracting old and new race fans to the track for a good cause.

This will be the third...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - From top – Cucumber dill, guacamole, bacon tomato ranch, pink pickled beets, the Devil’s own eggs, southern, classic in the center.</p>

Seven ways to make deviled eggs

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:23am

This Sunday is Easter which means besides lots of candy, we’ll have a plethora of hard-boiled eggs to enjoy. Let’s take this opportunity to make some really “egg-cellent” deviled eggs. A great...

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Judge grills public administrator over estate’s mishandling

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:16am

Fifth District Judge Kimberly Wanker questioned Public Administrator Falkon Finlinson about $44,000 paid to employees of his department during the handling of the Gary Timmerman estate, during a...

<p>Horace Langford Jr. / Pahrump Valley Times - Assemblyman James Oscarson served coffee at the local McDonald’s Thursday morning as part of the restaurant’s Green for Grads fundraiser event. The money raised from sales of value meals that day will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas to provide scholarships to Southern Nevada high school seniors.</p>

Oscarson: Would you like fries with that public service?

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:17am

Although Assemblyman James Oscarson generally spends his days serving the public by representing their interests in the Legislature, he spent Thursday morning serving them in another way — pouring...

Community Easter egg hunt this Sunday at Simkins

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:19am

What was once an intimate family gathering has now evolved into a community-wide event to observe Easter Sunday.

Local resident Cassandra Selbach and her family want to share the holiday...