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Pahrump Senior Center readying to reopen

After more than a year of an eerie, deafening silence in the Pahrump Senior Center’s main dining room, officials there are now rejoicing that the facility will open its doors to the community on Monday, May 3, much to the delight of area seniors.

Pahrump Music Festival slated for June

With two of the foundation’s planned festivities canceled over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials with VinoJazz are now looking toward this coming June with mounting excitement and optimism, as it looks like their plans to host a large-scale public event will not be stymied this time around.

Local Walmart assistant manager arrested

An assistant manger at the Pahrump Walmart was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement after Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the store on Tuesday.

Johnston named clinical manager of Nathan Adelson

Nathan Adelson Hospice recently announced the promotion of Cheryl Johnston to clinical manager for its Pahrump office.

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Nevada colleges planning COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students

In a course reversal, the Nevada System of Higher Education announced Thursday it is planning to mandate vaccination, with “some limited exceptions” and several contingencies.

Disturbance at bank leads to arrest

A local man allegedly in possession of a dangerous weapon was taken into custody near Bank of America on Monday, May 3, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

Make Mother a sandwich that she will never forget

Meet smörgåstårta, your new favorite party recipe. Smörgåstårta (pronounced SMORE-gas-TOR-ta) is simply a beautifully decorated savory sandwich cake. It’s popular when celebrating special occasions in Sweden. To celebrate Mother’s Day and honor the influential women in your life, may I suggest serving a smörgåstårta?

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RYAN MCCOMB: Break the stigma: The importance of talking about mental health

A little over a year after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) turned the world as we know it upside-down, many are struggling with mental health challenges such as increased anxiety and depression, difficulty managing external circumstances and stressors, or new mental health diagnoses. According to the CDC, during late June of 2020, 40 percent of U.S. adults reported they were struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse. These abnormally high numbers have disproportionately affected younger adults, racial and ethnic minority groups, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers.

Mother’s Day spending expected to rise

Retail shops and other establishments across Nye County and the state are expected to be patronized this weekend as Mother’s Day approaches.