Death Valley worker has seen some of Earth’s highest, lowest temps

Terry Eddington, a National Park Service custodian who is about halfway through what may be Death Valley’s hottest summer ever, previously experienced some of the planet’s lowest temperatures during five winters in Antarctica.

Nye County sees high turnover rate among DA’s

Anyone with a law degree, looking to embark on a long career prosecuting alleged criminals should think twice about running for the Nye County District Attorney’s Office seat.

Tim Burke: Summer travel can broaden our perspectives

Mark Twain wrote in “Innocents Abroad”: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Several dozen head out for Pahrump Saltcedar Control Workshop

The parking lot was packed to the limit and the sides of adjacent streets were beginning to fill up as dozens of Pahrump Valley residents prepared for an evening of education at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Photo: Prospector and burro greet Beatty visitors

A prospector and his burro newly stand atop a knoll next to Highway 374 at the entrance to Beatty from the direction of Death Valley. Tourists can regularly be seen posing for photographs with the pair.

Nye County school menu

Nye County School District elementary menu for the week of Aug. 20 – Aug. 24:

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 $24 million.

Divas on a Dime: You’ll go bananas over this easy dessert

Have you tried this? It’s so simple I can’t bring myself to call it a recipe. With only one ingredient, it’s healthy, inexpensive and practically effortless, so you’re going to want to make it all the time.

Goldfield shows rural Nevada strength

The Goldfield area has gone through some positive changes in recent months.

Vegas to Reno off-highway race arrives

The Best in the Desert is holding its annual Las Vegas to Reno desert off-highway vehicle race beginning early today near the town of Beatty, Nevada with the final participants finishing near the town of Dayton, Nevada around 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug 18.

Fiore: lawmakers shouldn’t shun brothel boss Hof

The Nevada Assembly Republican caucus of the Legislature is making a mistake by shunning brothel owner Dennis Hof, a Republican who looks like a shoo-in to win the District 36 seat in November, Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore said on Nevada Newsmakers.

Horses recovering after ‘brutal’ attack in neighboring Inyo County

The president of the Big Pine Saddle Club in Inyo County said she’s still in a state of shock after what she described as a brutal early morning attack on more than a half dozen horses at the facility, early last month.

Utah ICE detainees could be housed in Pahrump

An existing federal detention center in Pahrump could be expanded to house detainees for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Salt Lake City operations.

CASA Roaring 20s in Pahrump should be the ‘cat’s meow’

Friday, Aug. 24 is set to be the “bee’s knees” when Pioneer Territory Court Appointed Special Advocates hosts its Roaring 20s Quarter Auction and residents hoping to get in on all the fun should act fast, as there are only a few tickets left to what is expected to be quite a “darb” event.

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