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FROM THE EDITOR: Tracking money and givers on the campaign trail

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:32am

One way to evaluate an election campaign is to follow the money.

An assertion often made is that money raised and spent is always a decisive factor. I believe that is incorrect. What I...

<p>Sheriff’s candidate Rick Marshall</p>

Rick Marshall spent more on campaign trail

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:18am

Assistant Sheriff Rick Marshall outspent his opponent Sharon Wehrly on the campaign trail so far according to reports filed with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office due Tuesday.


<p>Pahrump Valley Times file photo - Next weekend will be the fifth annual Pumpkin Days event sponsored by Pahrump Disabilities Outreach Program, a nonprofit providing therapy, treatment, education and other services to families with disabled children. Last year, the event raised about $25,000. Here, Desert View Hospital’s Meagan Kowalski is with her daughter in the pumpkin patch. The event is open to everyone.</p>

Fifth annual PDOP event at Ian Deutch Memorial Park next weekend

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:36am

As the cooler weather begins to creep in showing signs of fall, and the sizzling heat of summer has passed, Pahrump is once again gearing up to host the annual Pahrump Disabilities Outreach...

<p>Richard Stephens / Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Isaias Femat runs for a touchdown after catching a pass in the first quarter.</p>

Hornets defeat the Knights for a big Division IV victory

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:41am

The Hornets are having a decent season under new coach James Robertson. Beatty (4-2 overall, 2-2 Division IV Southern) is coming off a big win against the Knights (4-2, 2-2) last week, beating...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - These blinged-out bras are on display at Saitta-Trudeau for public vote. The Bra Bling Bash & Auction is set for next weekend.</p>

Music back at the Nugget, blinged bras on display

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:37am

As usual, during the cooler months, there are more and more opportunities to be entertained.

First up, after two weeks of no weekend band in the Stagebar Lounge, Randy Anderson is scheduled...

Nevadans have been solving water issues since the 1870s

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:33am

If you think Nevada faces a water crisis today, imagine how residents of booming Virginia City must have felt back in the 1870s when their fickle sources began to run dry.

Although Mark...

<p>Mark Waite / Pahrump Valley Times - Zolina Burson, at right, speaks out against a proposed RV park at Homestead Road and Mickey Street, while supporters Deborah Strickland and CivilWise Services President Dave Richards listen at left.</p>

RPC approves RV park near Lakeside Casino

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:19am

The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission Wednesday voted to recommend approval of a 61-slip recreational vehicle park on Mickey Street, just east of Homestead Road near Lakeside Casino, for...

<p>Ronnie Murphy / Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Alyssa Turner moves the ball down the field in the Clark game. The Trojans beat them 1-0.</p>

Lady Trojans drop Clark 1-0 in fierce home action

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:41am

The last time Clark and Pahrump met was on September 12 and Clark won that game 2-1. In that game, the Lady Trojans underestimated Clark. The Chargers (8-5 overall, 6-4 Sunset League) had hoped to...

<p>Creag Rowland / Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - At left, Lavonne Suzuki, event chairperson and right, Marianne Weiazinger, secretary of the Artesia Social Committee, stand outside the Community Center, displaying a sign for the upcoming fair.</p>

Sixth annual craft fair at Artesia Oct. 24 - 25

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:38am

An early Christmas shopping event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25 in the Artesia Community Center on the south side of Pahrump. It also includes a bake sale...

<p>Selwyn Harris / Pahrump Valley Times - Pahrump Town Boardmember Amy Riches is forming a committee to learn the logistics of providing year-round swimming for the community. Riches’ preferred location is the town pool, which she plans to have enclosed. At present, the pool is only open during the summer.</p>

Riches insists on covering pool

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:21am

Pahrump Town Board member Amy Riches said her efforts to establish year-round swimming in the valley is not dead in the water.

Riches is continuing her effort to convert the seasonal town...