Crash near Red Rock Canyon leaves 2 dead, 1 critical

Two people died and another person was critically injured after a crash Sunday morning in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

California lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, Jan. 26 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $14 million.

Win over Spring Mountain highlights Beatty’s 2-2 league start

Junior Jorge Leon hit two free throws with four seconds left on the clock to lift the Beatty High School boys basketball team to a dramatic come-from-behind 63-62 victory over Spring Mountain on Jan. 16 in the Class 1A Southern League opener.

Palo Verde, SLAM Academy meet in Nevada’s first girls wrestling dual

Girls wrestling isn’t sanctioned by the NIAA, so coaches planned the event like they do for many others. But girls wrestling is blossoming across the country and is backed by 14 state athletic associations as a championship sport.

Dennis Myers: Learning about government seems out of fashion

A few weeks ago, when another veterans’ memorial was being dedicated in Carson City, the Associated Press reported, among other things on the funding for the memorial: “The Nevada attorney general’s office contributed $300,000 of nearly $493,000 that Nevada derived from a 43-state settlement of a lawsuit against Johnson &Johnson alleging quality control shortcomings with over-the-counter drugs.”

 
Victor Joecks: Kieckhefer signals that Republicans don’t support Sisolak’s tax hike

Gov. Steve Sisolak shouldn’t count on Senate Republican support for his desired tax hike. Collective bargaining for state workers would drive up costs, and Nevada should expand Opportunity Scholarships. That’s according to Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno.

Wells Fargo increases common stock dividend

Wells Fargo & Company announced a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.45 per share, payable March 1, 2019 to stockholders of record on Feb. 1, 2019, as approved last week by the Wells Fargo board of directors.

Nevada Gaming Commission amends sports wagering definitions

The Nevada Gaming Commission conducted some early spring cleaning Thursday, unanimously adopting a series of amendments to five regulations involving sports wagering.

IRS waives penalty for many

The Internal Revenue Service announced that it is waiving the estimated tax penalty for many taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year.

Pahrump chamber readies for gala, awards ceremony

The Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Installation Gala and Community Awards Ceremony for 2019 is set to see up to 200 attendees for its installation of the 2019 board of directors and announcement of the 2018 Community Awards.

Nevada Gov. Sisolak names panel to create marijuana control board

Gov. Steve Sisolak named an advisory panel Friday that will write rules and procedures for a new compliance board to regulate Nevada’s exploding cannabis industry.

Hollis Harris, pillar of Pahrump, passes away

A longtime member of the Pahrump community, and one of the driving forces behind the development of the valley, Hollis Harris passed away earlier this month at age 87. He was well-known and well-loved by many and his son, Dan Harris, said his father will be greatly missed.

Back online: Death Valley operations resume

After the 35-day limited federal government shutdown, normal services have resumed at Death Valley National Park, according to park officials.

One hospitalized after two-vehicle Pahrump crash

Traffic along Homestead Road was diverted following a two-vehicle crash between and silver pickup truck and blue SUV at the intersection of Manse Road late Monday morning.

Beatty Town Board is looking to slow drivers

In response to what town secretary Carrie Radomski said were “concerns of Beatty residents about speeding and the running of the stop sign in the center of town,” the Beatty Town Advisory Board, on Jan. 14, approved spending up to $20,000 for three radar speed signs.

 
Nevada Gov. Sisolak proposes pay raises for teachers

Gov. Steve Sisolak proposed significant increases in funding for health care and education in Nevada, including a 3 percent pay raise for teachers, and expressed his desire to increase minimum wage in his first State of the State address to lawmakers Wednesday night.

Divas on a Dime:

As the seasons pass, we’ve moved beyond the apples and pumpkins. Peppermint has had its day. Now, ready to step into the spotlight, is the succulent pear.

Bonnie Springs Ranch fans make reluctant journey

Hundreds of people made the trek to the Old West attraction near Red Rock Canyon on Saturday after learning the ranch is being sold to home developers.

Citizen Lobbyist Workshop set for Pahrump

The start of the 2019 Legislative Session in Nevada is just over a week away and Pahrump Valley residents will have the chance to learn a little more about the process surrounding lawmaking in the Silver State during the upcoming Citizen Lobbyist Workshop.

Resident of Pahrump area recalls crash and ordeal

Nathaniel Felix, a 20-year Pahrump resident, just wanted to do some off-roading at the dry lake bed on the far south end of town early last month when the unexpected occurred.

Nye County Sheriff’s Office tests new equipment

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office announced the testing and evaluation of weapon-mounted cameras at a press conference at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Pahrump

School-aged children have been training for roughly a week to get ready for the upcoming performance of “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.”

Nye County avoids fiscal watch designation

With years of trouble in the Nye County Treasurer’s Office coming to a head in recent months and a delayed county audit creating concerns with the Nevada Department of Taxation, Nye County officials met with the Committee on Local Government Finance on Jan. 22.

Trojans Wrestling Notebook: Injury doesn’t keep Grossell from Senior Night

Maybe it wasn’t Willis Reed walking gingerly out of the tunnel onto the floor of Madison Square Garden for Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the Lakers, but within the peculiar confines of high school wrestling, it was pretty close.

Pahrump Valley girls top Mojave, now alone in 1st place

A quick glance at the scores for this season’s Pahrump Valley High School girls basketball team shows they win with defense. It’s no secret that whatever their challenges might be on the offensive end, the Trojans show up night after night on the defensive end, usually with sterling results.

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