Nye County Sports Roundup

Boys Soccer: Senior Abraham Alvarez, sophomore Christopher Vega and freshman Bryan Martinez each recorded hat tricks Tuesday as Pahrump Valley overwhelmed Somerset Academy-Losee 16-0 in the Sunset League opener for both schools.

Divas on a Dime: A new twist on an ancient recipe – Barbacoa

If you enjoy Mexican inspired food, then you’ve seen barbacoa on the menu of many Mexican restaurants. It’s slow-cooked, well-seasoned beef known for being so succulently tender it literally melts in your mouth.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, Sept. 4 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $8 million.

Yucca Mountain advocate John Shimkus retiring from Congress

Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., who for years advocated to open a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, announced Friday he will not seek re-election to Congress.

Nevada escapes cellar in annual Quality Counts education ranking

Silver State now ranks ahead of New Mexico in annual rankings by Education Week, but state education officials say that move up made Nevada the fastest-improving state.

List: Nye County school menu

Nye County School District elementary menu for the week of Sept. 9 – Sept. 13

Historic building gets some TLC in rural Nye

Renovations were completed at the Belmont Courthouse over the summer. The project was finished in late July after about two months of construction and a cost of $52,000.

Thomas Knapp: Cybersecurity, decentralization, diversity and strength

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the New York Times reports, fears “ransomware” attacks against America’s voter registration systems in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.

Tim Burke: Census stakes high when it comes to communities, politics

This past weekend marked the Labor Day holiday and the traditional end to summer. It also means that we are inching forward on bringing 2019 to a close and the beginning of 2020. 2020 is a census year and that will have far-reaching effects on communities and in politics.

Nevada leaders stress safety ahead of ‘Storm Area 51’ events

Gov. Steve Sisolak said he’s been in contact with state and local agencies, including the Nevada National Guard, in regards to the planned “Storm Area 51” events.

Nye DA provides update on animal cruelty cases

The Nye County District Attorney’s Office provided an update this week on what it described as two serious animal cruelty cases.

Nye sheriff’s office: Deactivated cell phones can dial 911

Though it’s not uncommon for a parent to let their child play with their old cell phone as a toy once they buy a new cell phone for themselves, that act, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, is creating serious issues, even though the phone is disabled and out of service.

Football: Class 3A newcomer SLAM next opponent for Pahrump Valley

Losing the first two games of the season is not ideal, but the Pahrump Valley High School football team knows it’s not the end of the world. Just last season, the Trojans opened 0-2, split the next two and then went undefeated through Sunset League play to reach the Class 3A playoffs.

3 Pahrump pitchers win titles at Nevada horseshoes tournament

Dok Hembree, Randy Salzwimmer and Rai Adams of Pahrump won division titles Aug, 24 at the Nevada State Horseshoe Pitching Association championships in Hawthorne.

Bradley to challenge Hafen for Nevada Assembly seat

Former law enforcement officer and board-certified addictionologist Dr. Joseph Bradley will be taking another shot at the Nevada Assembly District 36 seat, challenging appointed Assemblyman Greg Hafen II in the 2020 election.

Sampling shows no detectable tritium in Nevada groundwater for fourth year

Starting in 1951, the Nevada National Security Site, then known as the Nevada Test Site, became a nuclear testing ground in America, with both atmospheric and underground detonations taking place over a period of several decades.

Nevada agriculture official gives Nye overview of hemp

Since the release of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the commercial production of hemp as an agricultural product, a whole new industry has blossomed in America and many members of the Nye County community are determined not to be left behind when it comes to what some call the next big thing in agriculture.

Pahrump area planned next week for 9/11

A special ceremony is scheduled next week at the Calvada Eye to honor and remember those who perished in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

New developments for health care in Tonopah

Tonopah recently received a new hospice program and is on track to get its first home health services.

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