President Bush 41—the last moderate

President George H. W. Bush was the last of his kind—-“the last gentleman” in the words of his biographer, Jon Meacham. He was our last president to have been born before World War II and to have nobly served in it. He was the last “moderate” Republican president, a brand in decline before he took office and virtually disappeared since.

Local couple puts Christmas on display

The days and weeks surrounding Christmas and the holiday season bring with it a glowing atmosphere to Pahrump that signifies the spirit of the season. One local couple works tirelessly to emblazon that spirit along their street, both on the exterior and interior, all of which is open to the public by appointment.

Blundo readying for Nye County Commission

The time for turnover at the Nye County Commission level is rapidly nearing and commissioner-elect Leo Blundo is preparing to take his new seat as representative of Nye County’s fourth district.

Pahrump Valley girls hold off Sunrise Mountain

Pahrump Valley girls basketball coach Bob Hopkins readily admitted Friday night’s game against Sunrise Mountain was not much prettier than the previous week’s effort against Moapa Valley.

Tri-County Weed Control board needs Nye County members

The Tri-County Weed Control Board of Directors is on the hunt for two fresh faces and Nye County Commissioner Lorinda Wichman is turning to the public to find the new members.

Pahrump aglow with Christmas spirit

Some area residents in Pahrump are displaying their Christmas cheer with bright and colorful light assortments and some special characters.

AG-elect Ford will push for Nevada gun background check law

Nevada Attorney General-elect Aaron Ford on Monday reiterated support for background checks on private-party gun sales, pledging to collaborate with stakeholders on the stalled initiative.

Record travel projected this holiday

AAA forecasts that more than one-third of Americans will travel this holiday season.

Tim Burke: Columnist looks for solutions to help homeless

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of local columnist Tim Burke’s look at homelessness in our community. See Part 1 in the Dec. 14 Pahrump Valley Times or on

NHP releases ‘Click it or Ticket’ statistics

It took all of 15 days for Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers to learn who’s being naughty and nice along area roadways.

Divas on a Dime: Last-minute tasteful gifts from the kitchen

Procrastinators unite! Even those of us with the best intentions need a little last-minute help at Christmastime. Here are five inexpensive, quick and easy no-bake treats that come together in 20 minutes or less. Perfect for treating friends and neighbors or taking to a party. Gifts from the kitchen, from the heart.

California lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, Dec. 19 drawing of the California Super Lotto.

Tom Rysinski: Santa’s sleigh filled with goodies for Nye County sports folks

Many, many years ago and many, many miles from Pahrump, the editor-in-chief of a daily college newspaper decided she wanted to decorate the office for the holidays. The very hard-working sports editor, who somehow managed to find time to run the sports department while being on time for all of his classes, spending hours on end in the library and never parking illegally, respectfully suggested the sports department did not need seasonal adornment.

Butch Borasky bids Nye County Commission farewell

After a full dozen years as a Nye County commissioner for District 4, Butch Borasky has reached his term limit and is preparing to bid the county farewell. It is a bittersweet moment, Borasky said, but he has every intention of staying involved in the community as he enters the newest chapter of his life.

Christmas Benefit Show in Pahrump raises $4,400

It was a magical night of entertainment for those attending the 28th Annual Christmas Benefit Show, hosted by the Nevada Silver Tappers.

Sandoval urges lawmakers not to allocate funds for Yucca Mountain

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval urged congressional leaders to ignore last-minute pleas to place language and funding in a year-end spending bill that could revive the license application process for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

Tasty treats arrive at Pahrump contest

Though the Nye County courthouse is several miles from the offices of the Pahrump Valley Times, there was no shortage of judges for the annual Pahrump Valley Times Christmas Cookie and Candy Making Contest this month.

IRS sees surge in email phishing scams

With the holidays here and the 2019 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry warned people to be on the lookout following a surge of new, sophisticated email phishing scams, the IRS announced.

Pahrump father is sentenced in death of child

The Pahrump man initially arrested and charged with open murder and child abuse on his 6-month-old infant son last year, received the maximum sentence during a sentencing hearing on Monday, Dec. 17.

Mark Robison: Concerned about animal shelter’s future in Nye

The Nye County Board of Commissioners voted last month to investigate the organization running the local animal shelter. The campaign I work for – Maddie’s Pet Project in Nevada – is concerned about the shelter’s future.

Delayed: Hearing for Nevada Assembly appointment lawsuit

The hearing for local resident and former Assemblyman Ed Goedhart’s lawsuit against Nye County over the appointment for the Nevada Assembly District 36 seat has been delayed.

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