Knights, Muckers come up just short of states

Anna Berg does not like to lose any more than other coaches, but it was hard to find bad things to say about her Round Mountain High School volleyball team Saturday after the Knights were eliminated from the Region I Tournament by Smith Valley.

Interim leader Peck departs from Valley

Dick Peck, the interim leader of Valley Electric Association Inc., forecast a bright future for the rural electric co-op on his departure.

Ray Hagar: Nevada’s Amodei looks to ‘break the ice’ on immigration

An all-encompassing or “comprehensive” immigration reform bill will never get through Congress, the only Republican in Nevada’s congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, said recently on Nevada Newsmakers.

Review of protections for rare Nevada buckwheat wildflower

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is undertaking a comprehensive review to determine if enhanced protection under state law is needed for the rare Tiehm buckwheat, a native plant species that lives exclusively within the Silver Peak Range in Esmeralda County, the department announced.

Nevada secures higher bond rating

S&P Global Ratings announced that it upgraded Nevada’s general obligation bond rating to AA+ from AA, marking the first time the state achieved the firm’s prestigious rating since 2006, the Nevada state treasurer’s office announced.

Internships include rural development

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the “OneUSDA Internship” opportunity for summer 2020, part of an effort to provide students a way to explore serving their country through a career in government while gaining work experience in agriculture, natural resources, rural development and other career fields.

Business owners highlight priority issues

Small business owners showed continued optimism for their businesses and the U.S. economy in the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. Respondents also signaled which issues are most important to them in next year’s elections.

Floor collapses as Pahrump fire chief battles blaze

Pahrump’s fire chief sustained injuries while battling a house fire late last month, a blaze that killed four dogs.

Regulators let youths under 18 take part in charitable lotteries

The decision to allow youths under 18 to participate in charitable lotteries was more controversial than expected, but the Nevada Gaming Commission agreed to allow it.

Veterans Day celebrated throughout Pahrump

Veterans Day is always quite a special occasion in the Pahrump Valley, where the population is well known for supporting its troops and former service members.

Hafen II hosts Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser in Pahrump

The 2020 election may still be many months away but many candidates across the Silver State are wasting no time in launching their campaigns and connecting with the voters who will ultimately decide their fate next year.

Bradley holds second campaign event in Pahrump

The calendars have yet to even turn to the new year and already the 2020 election season is well underway, with candidates for many of the offices that will be up for election jumping right into engaging with the communities they wish to represent.

Ex-Nevada Test Site workers honored on Cold War Patriots Day

Former Nevada Test Site workers who died in 2019 year were honored Monday at the 11th Annual Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, Nov. 9 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $10 million.

Beatty spaghetti sauce contest helps out Santa

Fourteen entrants showed up with their crockpots for the Happy Burro Chili and Beer Spaghetti Sauce Contest in Beatty Nov. 9.

Softball: Pahrump Valley’s Bartley accepts scholarship offer

McKayla Bartley has thought about playing softball in college since she was 10 years old. And now, thanks to a couple of coaches and the internet, that dream is about to become reality for the Pahrump Valley High School senior.

Volleyball: Owyhee eliminates Beatty from region touranment

With his team down 2-0 to Owyhee going into the third set Friday, Beatty High School girls volleyball coach Steve Sullivan had a simple message for his team.

Cross Country: Granados 6th in 2A/1A; Odegard 12th in 3A

When the state cross country championships are held in Southern Nevada, runners and coaches hope for a hot day to gain an advantage over Northern Nevada runners not used to competing in the heat.

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