Gold exploration gains attention in Beatty

After mining activity went dormant in Beatty years ago, the Nye County town is set to become a hub of gold exploration again, experts say.

2 ex-Nevada attorneys general to lead Ford transition into office

Nevada Attorney General-elect Aaron Ford on Wednesday announced the 19-person team led by two of Nevada’s last three Democratic attorneys general who will oversee his transition into office.

Community gathering caps off Christmas season in Pahrump

Christmas time in the Pahrump Valley included a vast array of celebrations, with one of the very largest being the annual Community Christmas Brunch, organized by the Holiday Task Force.

Driver rear-ends sanitation truck in valley

At least one person was transported to Desert View Hospital following a two-vehicle collision along eastbound Mesquite at Highway 160 on Wednesday morning at 11:30 a m. Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Service crews along with Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene where a late model sedan rear-ended a sanitation truck. The sedan sustained major front-end damage. Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating exactly what caused the accident.

Dan Schinhofen says goodbye to Nye County Commission

The end of 2018 is nearing and with it comes the culmination of Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen’s eight years in office. It will be a major shift in his life but Schinhofen said he will carry many happy memories from his time on the board and he is looking to the future with optimism.

Beatty boys win 2 of 3 in Round Mountain tournament

After opening the season with a 3-point loss at Tonopah and a 7-point home setback against Big Pine, the Beatty High School boys basketball team went into the Kody Beach Memorial Basketball Tournament at Round Mountain hoping to go into the holiday break on a high note.

Government shutdown affects Death Valley areas

Despite the partial federal government shutdown, now in its first week, large numbers of people are still visiting Death Valley National Park in spite of limited services at present.

A very Beatty Christmas for community

As usual, the second week in December was a very busy, jolly old time in Beatty, packed with Christmas events.

2018 will come to a close with a few bangs

Those who still have leftover fireworks from the July 4th holiday will have a few days to light them off beginning this weekend.

Bubbly sips and party tips for New Year’s Eve

Let’s end the year on a high note with a lovely, low stress cocktail party for New Year’s Eve. Shall we?

California lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, Dec. 26 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $35 million.

 
Sen. Mo Denis details his plans, goals for Nevada education

The top priority for Nevada education is overhauling the Nevada Plan, according to Sen. Mo Denis, who will chair the Senate Education Committee.

Man dies after high-impact crash Thursday on Highway 160

One person is dead following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 160 and Mesquite Avenue, just after 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Sgt. Downing welcomed home to Tonopah

Friends, colleagues and others cheered, clapped, while some had tears in their eyes, as Nye County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Duane Downing stepped through an entrance into a meeting space inside the Tonopah Convention Center this month. Downing returned home after spending nearly seven months recovering from critical injuries he’d sustained in the line of duty.

Dan Simmons: The trophy and the reward that goes with it

Hunting is about more than just a trophy or even the delicious pure meat reward that can be the result of being part of, and participant in, the natural pursuit in which man has been involved from the beginning of recorded time and even before.

Thomas Knapp: Problems identified with wall effort

Brian Kolfage supported President Donald Trump’s proposal for a wall on the the U.S.-Mexico border.

Marching band member reflects on Pearl Harbor visit

The trek was long, and what seemed like a mountain to climb was conquered, and at the finish line, were feelings of accomplishment and success.

Beatty boys win 2 of 3 in Round Mountain tournament

After opening the season with a 3-point loss at Tonopah and a 7-point home setback against Big Pine, the Beatty High School boys basketball team went into the Kody Beach Memorial Basketball Tournament at Round Mountain hoping to go into the holiday break on a high note.

Dan Simmons: The trophy and the reward that goes with it

Hunting is about more than just a trophy or even the delicious pure meat reward that can be the result of being part of, and participant in, the natural pursuit in which man has been involved from the beginning of recorded time and even before.

 
Red Rock visitors see little effect from government shutdown

The usual happenings in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area carried on Saturday despite a partial government shutdown now expected to drag into Christmas.

Pahrump Sports in Brief

Reynolds rolls 299 at Nugget

Nevada man ID’d in fatal Highway 160 crash

A man who died Thursday in a two-car crash in the south Las Vegas Valley was identified Friday by the Clark County coroner’s office.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, Dec. 22 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $34 million.

Men’s cross-county in, rifle out at University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno athletics department announced Dec. 15 that it will discontinue its sponsorship of rifle as an intercollegiate program following the 2018-19 season, and the Wolf Pack will add men’s cross country as an official sport as part of the Mountain West conference and NCAA beginning in the fall of 2019.

Evans speaks on past and future of co-op during tour

The recently named CEO of Valley Electric Association Inc., Angela Evans, spoke about the co-op’s past initiatives and future plans in Pahrump at the start of a tour across Valley’s service area in December.

Dennis Myers: The joys of the season?

Earlier this month, I went on a search for a gift for a 7-year-old girl, daughter of a beloved friend. First stop was an independent bookstore. I bought one of those kits, called The Cabin, filled with words on magnetic panels with which people create sentences on refrigerator doors.

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