Las Vegas business leaders mount campaign against Yucca Mountain

A congressional tour of Yucca Mountain last weekend spurred Las Vegas business leaders to fan across the nation’s capital Wednesday and lobby lawmakers and the Trump administration against storing nuclear waste in Nevada.

Public comment period opens on potential Pahrump racetrack expansion

The Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is getting closer to housing the longest racetrack in the world in Pahrump. But before that occurs, area residents will get a chance to voice their opinion.

Thomas Knapp on elections: more than half of Americans believe fairy tales are real

According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos in partnership with the University of Virginia Center for Politics, 51 percent of respondents agree (15 percent “strongly” and 36 percent “somewhat”) with the statement “American elections are fair and open.”

Dennis Myers: Christopher Pretty Boy and his friend

I did not think there was anything new to learn about Robert Kennedy, who died 50 years ago, but a couple of years ago I read a book on him by Thurston Clarke.

Apprenticeship effort gains momentum

The U.S. Department of Labor announced an effort to expand the successful apprenticeship model to new industries and to industry sectors with few apprenticeships.

Gasoline demand jumps as supply declines

As U.S. gasoline demand strengthened and supply declined, the national gas price average jumped two-cents on the week to land at $2.86, AAA announced this week.

Survey highlights need for skilled workers

Findings from a recently issued report show four straight quarters with more than 90 percent of contractors concerned over U.S. labor shortages.

Bank of America branch in Pahrump gets new ATM

A local electrician worked on the process of something new in his list of construction jobs he has tackled.

Extreme heat takes toll at Badwater 135

In a race that saw almost one-third of the competitors fail to reach the finish line, simply making it to the end is a significant accomplishment.

Pahrump cheerleaders start prepping for season

One thing seemed clear as Pahrump Valley Junior Trojans cheerleaders assembled Saturday at Petrack Park: Once you start cheerleading, you come back.

Community Development Block Grant cycle opens in Nye

It is that time of year again for local community organizations to put their project ideas to paper in hopes of securing Community Development Block Grant funds to help see those proposals become reality.

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