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FROM THE EDITOR: Running out of county services, employees to cut

Updated: May 22, 2015 7:53am

County officials are back to overturning the metaphorical couch cushion to find any spare dollar they can to bridge a budget gap with a filing deadline looming.

Right now, every dollar...

<p>Brenda M. Klinger/Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Terry Smith, owner of  Smitty's Cards & Coins West, shows a vintage Joe Namath football card to new customer Wes Allison who is an avid football card collector.</p>

TREASURE TROVE: Making heads or tails of the collecting business

Updated: May 22, 2015 7:55am

No matter how many times Terry Smith flips a coin, heads or tails, it’s bound to be lucky and worth lots of change.

Smith is the owner of Smitty’s Cards & Coins West, 2281 Postal Drive...

<p>Mick Akers/Pahrump Valley Times - A roundabout is scheduled to be built at the intersection of Highways 160 and 372 as part of NDOT’s nearly $42 million fiscal year 2016 work schedule.</p>

NDOT plans $41.5 million in projects in fiscal 2016

Updated: May 22, 2015 3:29pm

There are nearly $42 million in state road projects planned in Nye County within the next year, according to a recent report released by the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Fiscal year...

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High school honors top athletes of the year

Updated: May 22, 2015 8:00am

Pahrump Valley High honored four senior athletes Wednesday for their excellence. Seniors Jace Clayton and Alyssa Murphy were selected as Outstanding Athlete of the Year, and seniors John Clark and...

<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - The Pahrump Valley High graduation is scheduled for tonight, Friday, at the high school football field starting at 8 p.m. There is a 40 percent of thunderstorms, which could move the ceremony into the school's gymnasium.</p>

PAHRUMP'S FUTURE: Seniors to make graduation walk tonight

Updated: May 22, 2015 3:28pm

It’s a safe bet to say that all Pahrump Valley High School graduating seniors have been looking forward to this day for quite some time.

The school’s 2015 commencement ceremony scheduled for...

<p>BJ Roberts / Times-Bonanza & Goldfield News - James “Jamie” Eason, longtime mining events competitor and Tonopah town manager, captured the men’s mucking championship in a speedy 2 minutes, 04.24 seconds at last year’s Nevada State Mining Championships during Jim Butler Days. It was unclear at mid-week if his 2015 Butler Days duties would allow him time to defend his title this year.</p>

Jim Butler Days returns to Tonopah with full weekend

Updated: May 22, 2015 7:56am

As is the case most every year, Jim Butler Days organizers this week have been scratching their heads and casting their eyes upward, wondering what Mother Nature has in store for the 2015...

Veteran to speak at Memorial Day event

Updated: May 22, 2015 7:27am

Retired Marine Corps Major Roger U. Chaput believes Memorial Day has lost its true significance over the years.

Chaput is coordinating a Memorial Day observance on Monday at G.G. Sweet...

<p>Mick Akers/Pahrump Valley Times - The Farmers Market operated by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Master Gardeners has seen a slight increase in customers since being forced to move from the Home Depot parking lot to the area in front of Draft Picks.</p>

Local farmers market going strong after location change

Updated: May 22, 2015 7:58am

After moving locations in February, the local farmers market run by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners program is going strong in its new location.


<p>Deborah Wall/Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - The Alabama Hills, located at the base of the Sierra Nevada is a popular filming location for hundreds of television shows, commercials and movies, including "Tremors," "Gladiator" and Iron Man."</p>

Alabama Hills a favorite backdrop for outdoors enthusiasts and Hollywood

Updated: May 22, 2015 7:57am

The 30,000-acre Alabama Hills Recreation Area, sprawled at the base of the lofty Sierra Nevada just outside Lone Pine, California is an especially picturesque piece of the West, yet uncrowded and...

<p>Congressmen, including Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., left, and Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., second from left, take a tour the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository near Mercury, Nev., Thursday, April 9, 2015. Several members of congress toured the proposed radioactive waste dump located 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. (Media Pool photograph--No editorial restrictions-- archive OK--[AP Photo/John Locher])</p>

Senate chairman delaying Yucca Mountain fight as long as possible

Updated: May 22, 2015 7:29am

WASHINGTON — A Senate fight might be brewing over Yucca Mountain, but just not yet.

The energy and water subcommittee chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Tuesday unveiled a 2016...