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Death Valley visitation fell to 820,000 in 2020

Death Valley National Park announced visitation fell to 820,000 people 2020, about half the number of people that visited the park the previous year. Pahrump was also impacted by the drop in visitors to the area.

Group holds event to raise awareness of proposed solar projects

Basin and Range Watch, a nonprofit that advocates for conservation of deserts across California and Nevada, recently held a socially distanced rally against solar projects in the desert. The event was also broadcast via Zoom for those unable to attend.

NNSS archivist DeMarre retires after more than 40 years

“Have you ever seen that episode on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ where Barclay becomes one with the computer? And you don’t know where one ends and the other begins?”

Horsford works to modernize unemployment system technology

A solution to the major lag experienced by thousands of individuals applying for benefits to the state’s unemployment insurance system during the pandemic could be on the horizon.

Extension programs will focus on human resources

University of Nevada, Reno Extension will hold two online town halls to help small businesses with current human resources issues and give tips on how to better use technology to help with human resources tasks.

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DAN SCHINHOFEN: One year and counting

We are coming up to the one-year anniversary of the Covid-19 or SARs-2 virus and what have we learned?

Landlords oppose proposed eviction reforms

Landlords opposed a bill that would automatically seal eviction records for nonpayment of rent during the ongoing pandemic and require landlords to give some tenants longer notice for a no-cause eviction.

Nearly 25K sign petition opposing renaming McCarran after Harry Reid

With many in the Las Vegas Valley disagreeing with what McCarran International Airport should be renamed, a petition began circulating online in hopes of addressing the situation.

Pahrump cowboys look good in hometown rodeo

As soon as the horn sounded and he was off of the steer that spent eight seconds trying to hurl him into the sky, Jace Jepson was greeted enthusiastically by everyone he encountered.

Easter Curbside event in the works for Pahrump

In just over four weeks’ time, Easter will be upon the community and in the Pahrump Valley, that means the Pahrump Holiday Task Force is hard at work preparing for its annual event in celebration of the occasion.

Nye County COVID Relief Program Policy adopted, applications to be available March 17

Last month, Nye County commissioners held an in-depth discussion regarding the county’s newest program to help address the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial strain that both business owners and residents have been experiencing. Because of that, the Nye County COVID Relief Program, with all of the details nailed down, and the policy that will guide that program as it unfolds has now been approved.

Dozens line up for vaccinations

Last month’s severe winter storm in the Midwest and eastern parts of the country delayed shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to western states, including Nevada.

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UNLV retiring Hey Reb! mascot

UNLV is retiring the Hey Reb! mascot, but retaining its Rebels nickname, university president E. Keith Whitfield announced Tuesday afternoon.