Investment in earthquake early warning system

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded more than $12.5 million to seven universities and a university-governed nonprofit to support operation, improvement and expansion of the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system for the West Coast of the United States.

Nye County grants new marijuana dispensary permit

Nevada Organic Remedies has been granted a Special Use Permit by the Nye County Commission to allow for the establishment of a retail recreational marijuana dispensary at 2370 and 2380 S. Homestead Road, just south of the intersection of Highway 160 in Pahrump.

‘Storm Area 51’: Nye County rejects Peacestock51 festival

In the wake of the frenzy caused by the Storm Area 51 Facebook event, which was reportedly intended as a hoax but has now drawn the attention of millions around the world, one Pahrump resident set out to provide a peaceful alternative to attempting to breach the military base with Peacestock51.

List: Nye County school menu

Nye County School District elementary menu for the week of August 26 – August 30

 
Nevada National Guard unit deploys for Afghanistan mission

Twenty-seven members of the Nevada Army National Guard who will deploy for Afghanistan on Wednesday morning took part in a mobilization ceremony Tuesday.

Pahrump feels new California quake

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake from the Ridgecrest, California, area was felt in parts of the Las Vegas Valley on Thursday. It was an aftershock of July’s larger quakes.

Jim Hartman: Looking at the debate claims of Kamala Harris

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California was credited with a political “break out” moment in the June 27 Democratic presidential primary debate by casting herself as the “the little girl in California” who integrated the Berkeley public schools in 1970.

The heat is on in Pahrump region

An excessive heat warning is in its second day as high temperatures continue in the Pahrump region.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, August 16 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $72 million.

Crash near Pahrump sends man to UMC Trauma

One person was transported via Mercy Air, following a two-vehicle crash along Nevada Highway 160 earlier this month.

Community investment tour makes a stop in Pahrump

A presentation was made by the Workforce Connections (WC), Southern Nevada’s local workforce development board, and others, at the NyE Communities Coalition building to highlight millions in federal funding being put into Nye County and other parts of Southern Nevada employment and training programs.

Workforce development training gets boost in Nevada

More than $2.4 million in state-funded equipment for workforce development programs at Nevada colleges was authorized earlier this month to remain with the schools to continue the various specialized training to support the employment needs of the state’s industries.

IRS automatically waives a tax penalty

The Internal Revenue Service is automatically waiving the estimated tax penalty for the more than 400,000 eligible taxpayers who already filed their 2018 federal income tax returns but did not claim the waiver.

Valley reverses move to push for creating tiered system for its net metering program

Valley Electric Association Inc.’s board reversed its position on plans to potentially institute a tiered system for co-op customers that have or plan to install rooftop solar or other renewable energy power-generation systems and utilize Valley’s net metering program.

Free medical help returning to Pahrump

Remote Area Medical is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing free medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals with mobile clinics held all over the globe each year.

Pahrump nonprofit gets upgraded through grant from Home Depot

A nonprofit organization in Pahrump is planning the next stages of its growth after a grant helped with upgrading its existing space on the north end of town.

Miller joins Nevada National Security Site

The Nevada National Security Site announced this week that Neile Miller joined the organization as the chief strategist.

New leader for Nevada National Guard

Brig. Gen. Ondra L. Berry, a 32-year veteran of the Nevada Air National Guard, longtime Reno police officer and most recently a senior vice president in MGM Resorts International human resources office, has been named Nevada’s 30th adjutant general and the first African-American to hold the position in the state’s 154-year history, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday.

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