Powerful 7.1 earthquake shakes Pahrump

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Southern California Friday night, shaking Pahrump and cutting power to an estimated 3,000 VEA customers.

Nye commissioner Blundo talks budget, roads, Yucca Mountain

Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo hosted his second quarterly town hall meeting last week, inviting the community to attend for an evening of discussion regarding subjects of interest to the county’s residents and government.

Pahrump Toastmasters to host Open House

For many people, the thought of standing before a large crowd and speaking is utterly terrifying, one that evokes sweaty palms, butterflies in the stomach and in some cases, near panic. Even taking the lead in speaking to small groups or conducting effective one-on-one conversations can pose a challenge to certain individuals.

New stops signs now installed in Pahrump

The intersection of Homestead and Manse roads, as well as Wilson Road and Lola Lane, are now officially four-way stops with new stops signs, complete with flashing red lights, installed earlier this week.

Guilty verdict in Ashley Winn DUI trial in Pahrump

Guilty on both charges was the verdict returned for Ashley Winn, the Pahrump resident who after a night of drinking back in 2016, ran a stop sign and collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Dandelion and Honeysuckle streets, according to the Nye County District Attorney’s Office.

Former Nye school district principal files complaint against the school district

Jennifer Ehrheart, former principal of Pahrump Valley High School, filed a complaint against the Nye County School District in the spring of 2019 over allegations that several employees in the district, including Nye County School District Superintendent Dale Norton, had discriminated against her based on gender, age and physical disability.

Death Valley National Park: Record of decision issued for plan

The National Park Service announces the availability of the record of decision for the Saline Valley Warm Springs management plan and environmental impact statement, Death Valley National Park announced.

Divas on a Dime: How to beat the heat with ice pop treats

There are few things more refreshing on a hot summer’s day than cooling down with a flavorful ice pop. But before you dash to the grocery store, consider making ice pops at home. Store bought pops are often chockablock full of sugar, artificial flavoring and dyes. How else can you get those neon colors not found in nature? While it’s fun for the kiddies to stick out their electric blue tongues, we can make better-for-you pops they will love.

New law opens door to solar energy for more Nevada families

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a solar access bill Tuesday that directs NV Energy to develop between three and 10 solar access programs for low-income customers, residential customers who can’t install rooftop solar and disadvantaged businesses and nonprofit organizations.

California Lottery

Because of early deadlines, the results of the Super Lotto drawing on Wednesday night were not available.

Pahrump’s Caperton wins bronze in 200 at National Senior Games

Marvin Caperton is used to going to local and regional senior track and field competitions and bringing back a haul of medals. But even the confident Caperton was impressed with what he was able to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Several Nye County winners in statewide Cinderella pageant

Nye County had several winners in the 2019-20 Nevada State Cinderella Youth Development Scholarship Program and Pageant state competition in Las Vegas.

Nye County Valor Quilters continue mission to cover veterans with love

The Nye County Valor Quilters are continuing on in the mission of wrapping current and former military service members in comforting, healing Quilts of Valor and as of the organization’s most recent presentation ceremony, nearly 500 of these special quilts have been awarded to Nye County residents who gave their service to America.

Tim Burke: Democrats are driving the political bus in Nevada

Yesterday was the Fourth of July holiday. Also known as Independence Day, we celebrate what took place July 4, 1776, annually as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

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