Growing enrollments, teacher shortages, funding deficits and other problems have long plagued the rural district, which is consistently the lowest-performing in Nevada, a state that lags the rest of the nation when it comes to education.
The publicly accessible teleconferencing system commissioners implemented during COVID to conduct county meetings will be the “new norm.”
Here’s what’s going on around town.
The Pahrump Valley girls soccer team began their league-play schedule this week with a couple of home matchups.
Investigators say one of the drivers may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
In a surprising quirk of geology, Monday’s magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Mexico triggered 4-foot-tall waves in Devils Hole, a detached unit of Death Valley National Park in Nye County’s Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
The free ride may be over soon.
Nevada filed a motion to continue a licensing effort for Yucca Mountain in the hopes of finally killing the decades-old plan to bury high-level nuclear waste in the state.
The project was planned for the western side of Pahrump, on lands bordered by Basin Avenue, Betty Avenue and Bannavitch Street. The 20-megawatt, photovoltaic solar array was projected to have generated enough electricity to power approximately 6,000 homes.
Sonny Lubick became a college football coaching legend. But first he had to help a ragtag band of Beatty high-school kids find their place on the gridiron—and in life
“This was our best ever luau, netting over $20,000,” CASA Executive Director Kathie McKenna said of the annual fundraising event.
He fell off his horse in remote wilderness about 60 miles outside of Tonopah. Helicopters had trouble navigating storms in the area but eventually flew him to safety.
The tournament had 24 pitchers participating, split into teams of two pitchers, with an A division and a B division pitcher on each team.
With their win, the Hornets now have a record of 2-1 on the season and they have matched their season win total from last year with four games still to play.
The Tonopah Muckers volleyball team won their first league game of the season when they swept the Lund Mustangs 3-0 on Saturday.
Republicans who oppose abortion vow they would nonetheless protect Nevada’s statute guaranteeing abortion rights if faced with a federal bill to ban the practice nationwide.
The state will accept applications for marijuana lounges between Oct. 14-27.
Saturday rainfall has caused more road closures in Death Valley National Park.
The discovery comes after a couple was arrested as part of an animal cruelty investigation involving about 300 dogs.