Fire at Nye County’s landfill

The Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue was dispatched to an unknown type of fire in the area of the Nye County Landfill on Mesquite Avenue earlier this week, Nye County government reports.

Nevada man convicted in federal case

A federal jury in Las Vegas convicted a Nevada man of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, the U.S. Justice Department announced this week.

Court dismisses Nevada background check lawsuit against Sandoval, Laxalt

A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt did not do enough to enforce a law to expand background checks on gun sales.

Nevada hearing on Hof’s license revocations postponed

The hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Richard Boulware on Nevada businessman and political candidate Dennis Hof’s most recent lawsuit against Nye County took place Aug. 22 but the ultimate decision has been postponed.

Rancher Cliven Bundy again sues Nevada, Clark County

Rancher Cliven Bundy, cleared of federal charges this year, refiled a lawsuit against Nevada and Clark County governments.

Fire destroys 5 structures in Pahrump

An “all hands” response was declared by Pahrump Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Lewis after an early afternoon fire broke out on a multi-residential property on the 900 block of Wilson Road this week.

Big crowd expected for Pahrump Valley football home opener

The band will be ready. The cheerleaders will be ready. The concession stands will be ready. And, hopefully, the football team will be ready tonight when football returns to Pahrump Valley High School.

NDOT narrows down northern Interstate 11 routes

The Nevada Department of Transportation has reduced the number of potential routes for Interstate 11’s northern path from five down to two.

Anders wins Shade Tree Open horseshoes touranment in Pahrump

The last time Bo Anders competed in a horseshoes tournament in Pahrump, he tied for first in the A Division of the Saddle West Open but lost in a playoff to Kim Bradshaw.

Vegas to Reno drivers drawn by challenge

It’s long, almost 550 miles. It’s hot, traversing the Nevada desert in August. And it’s not easy, a fair percentage of competitors don’t finish each year.

Data: U.S. motor vehicle deaths remain stable

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate the recent upward trend motor vehicle deaths in the United States has continued its leveling off, with the number of fatalities in the first six months of 2018 dipping just slightly – less than 0.5 percent – from six-month 2017 estimates.

List: Nye County school menu

Nye County School District elementary menu for the week of Aug. 27 – Aug. 31:

Smoke rises from Pahrump residential fire

Fire crews on Tuesday afternoon were at the scene of a residential fire near Wilson and Bolling roads in Pahrump. Initial reports were that a mobile home was burning near the area of West and Short streets.

Dennis Myers: Paul Laxalt’s unfulfilled promise as senator

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan was facing jeopardy. The debt ceiling was reaching its limit, and some young Republican members of Congress were balking at raising it. (They tended to confuse the debt with the deficit.) It didn’t help that this would be a symbolic benchmark, when the U.S. debt limit passed a trillion dollars for the first time.

U.S. back-to-school spending in the tens of billions

Many parents and college students reported they were waiting for the best deals to complete their shopping lists, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Fire destroys home in south end of Pahrump

Two people were medically assessed for smoke inhalation following a structure fire on the south end of town.

Pahrump Veterans Forum set to debut in community

Area veterans take notice, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services is heading to town to host its first-ever Pahrump Veterans Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Bob Ruud Community Center, 150 N. Highway 160.

Nevada Gov. Sandoval: gear up to fight Yucca Mountain in 2019

Despite a stalemate in Congress that appears to have shelved action on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project for the year, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval urged state officials to be prepared, proactive and to take the battle to the federal government.

Initiative launched to battle opioid addiction

A group of more than a dozen organizations across Nevada and the nation launched an initiative to combat against opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse.

Pahrump-based VEA issues warning about phone scam

Officials at Valley Electric Association (VEA) are cautioning members of the co-op to be aware of telephone scammers operating in the Pahrump area.

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