Nevada sets bar lower for 11th-graders taking ACT

Proficiency levels on the ACT will be used as one component in new star ratings for high schools beginning this fall.

2 burros die after Pahrump area vehicle collision

Residents in the area of Blagg Road and Comstock Avenue literally found themselves in the dark after the driver of a vehicle crashed into a power pole, just before 12 a.m., on Thursday, July 26.

Junior Trojans Soccer Club experiences rapid growth in Pahrump

Practice is over, and what little light is left at Petrack Park is fading quickly. Most of the young soccer players have left, but two of the boys are still out there, kicking soccer balls they barely can see into a net that’s almost invisible.

Granados earns All-America honors at Junior Olympics nationals

With two Class 1A state championships and five region championships under his belt, Beatty High School’s rising junior Jose Granados will be among the top returning distance runners in the state next track season.

Pike maintains hold on Modifieds lead at speedway

Jake Pike’s second-place finish in Modifieds on July 21 was good enough to maintain a healthy lead in the division standings at Pahrump Valley Speedway.

Insect found in Beatty area packs a wallop

This story starts with a velvet ant. I spotted one in our yard in Beatty and pointed it out to visiting grandchildren.

Nevada man created 8K fraudulent online accounts with stolen identities: Feds

A Nevada man who admitted to using stolen identities to create more than 8,000 fraudulent online accounts to commit a $3.5 million fraud scheme was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison, three years supervised release, and 100 hours of community service, U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson announced.

Hundreds of Nevada burros are off to find new homes

More than 400 burros gathered from public and private lands at locations close to U.S. 95 in Nye County now have a new place to call home.

California lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in Wednesday’s drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $20 million.

Divas on a Dime: Eat more fish on a budget

According to the American Heart Association, we’re supposed to eat fish at least twice a week for optimal health but it’s so expensive! It’s hard to justify salmon at $10 a pound when chicken breasts are $2 a pound. But there are less expensive alternatives with big nutritional benefits. Here are some tips.

2nd Annual Purple Heart ceremony set for Pahrump

Pahrump’s many veterans organizations are gearing up to commemorate National Purple Heart Day with the second annual sundown ceremony and the entire community is invited to attend.

2 Pahrump teens arrested in death of mother

Nye County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested two local teens on Wednesday, suspected of killing their mother.

Next phase of Pahrump’s Mountain Falls receives narrow approval

William Lyon Homes is marching forward with the development of the Mountain Falls master-planned community, recently receiving approval for a tentative subdivision map for its next phase, constituting more than 120 homes. However, the green light was narrowly granted with two Nye County commissioners expressing reservations about the project, voting against the item.

Pahrump Valley Winery expansion nearly complete

Last summer, Pahrump Valley Winery owner Bill Loken rolled the dice and this year, it appears to be paying off.

Victor Joecks: School choice emerging as Nevada election issue

Minority parents in Nevada strongly support school choice, and elected officials are taking notice. School choice is also a way to help modernize education. That’s according to Valeria Gurr, director of Nevada School Choice Coalition.

Ray Hagar: Expert says Sisolak needs strong Nevada support from Chris G to win

It’s critical for Steve Sisolak’s gubernatorial campaign to get strong support from primary-election opponent Chris Giunchigliani and the liberal factions of the Nevada Democratic Party if he is to win in November, a leading Nevada political scientist said recently on Nevada Newsmakers.

Nevada treading water on solving doctor shortage

A recent study says Nevada has barely improved the ratio of physicians-to-residents, which is one of the highest in the nation, despite longstanding efforts to do so.

Educational organization calls for new Tonopah school

A representative for the Tonopah parent-teacher association, citing safety concerns, pushed for interim and long-term solutions on where school instruction is held in the local area.

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