Leader announced for Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced the appointment of Heidi Swank as the inaugural administrator for the new Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation.

Busy shopping days ahead for Nevadans

Once the turkey dinner is done this Thanksgiving weekend, Nevada consumers will begin flocking to shopping destinations to hunt for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday deals, the Retail Association of Nevada reports.

Congressman Horsford addresses Southern Nevada water issues

Nye County’s congressman, U.S. Rep. Steve Horsford, D-Nevada, is not a big fan of taking water from one part of his congressional district — White Pine County — and moving it to another area — the Las Vegas Valley.

Small Business Saturday recognized in Nye County

Big box stores and nationwide businesses have Black Friday, online retailers have Cyber Monday and since 2010, independently owned, small businesses have had Small Business Saturday, which has been formally declared in Nye County for the first time this year.

Honors for Nevada State Bank

For the third straight year, Nevada State Bank, which operates offices in Nye County, earned top honors in popular polls in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko, the bank announced.

Heavy traffic expected during Thanksgiving holiday

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) anticipates heavy Thanksgiving traffic from today, Nov. 27, through Dec. 1 in Southern Nevada.

Experts track Thanksgiving storm

As Thanksgiving neared, National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking the path of what they called “an unusually cold and potent storm for late November” — a storm full of mountain snow.

Pahrump’s community Christmas tree put into place

Pahrump’s community Christmas tree was being put into place Monday by Valley Electric Association crews, as the town prepares for a special upcoming ceremony.

Rural clinics announce new Nevada program

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Rural Clinics announced a new program for adults in rural Nevada entitled, Immediate Mental Health CARE Team.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, Nov. 23 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $10 million.

NHP increasing seat belt enforcement efforts

Nevada’s law enforcement officers participating in the Joining Forces program are increasing seat belt enforcement efforts throughout the state.

Man leads Nye County deputies on high-speed chase

Two Las Vegas residents led Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a 70-mile high-speed pursuit, early Monday evening, Nov. 25.

Thanksgiving turkeys given to Pahrump motorists

In the holiday spirit is the Nye County Sheriff’s Office with its “Turkey or Ticket,” campaign as Thanksgiving neared.

Candlelight vigil: Pahrump community remembers crash victim

A Saturday evening candlelight vigil was held at Ian Deutch Memorial Park for the Pahrump teen who died following a dirt bike crash earlier this month.

Nevada jobs are up over the year

Employment in Nevada is down 1,800 jobs over the month and up 30,800 over the year, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s (DETR) October 2019 economic report shows.

Pahrump business donates meals for Thanksgiving

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, residents all across the valley are busy readying themselves to spend the day gobbling down a magnificent meal with friends and family. But for some, Thanksgiving is not all joy and anticipation.

Pahrump teacher accused of attempted sexual conduct with student

A Pahrump Valley High School teacher was arrested Friday after allegedly using Grindr to meet with a student at a hotel room for “sexual conduct,” police said.

Softball: Pahrump Valley’s Martin signs with Williston State College

Two trends continued Monday at Pahrump Valley High School: the flow of graduates to colleges in cold climates and the increased number of Pahrump Valley softball players continuing their careers in college.

Pahrump joins in Global Tourism Summit

To further promote tourism, Pahrump Tourism representatives attended the 2019 Nevada Governor’s Global Tourism Summit held on Friday, Nov. 15, organizers announced.

NDOT engineer to serve Nye County

The Nevada Department of Transportation has promoted Mario Gomez District 1 engineer, a position that includes serving Nye and Esmeralda counties.

Extraterrestrial Highway sign reinstalled in rural Nevada

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently reinstalled the iconic “Extraterrestrial Highway” sign at the junction of Nevada Highways 318 and 375, just northwest of U.S. Highway 93, in Crystal Springs, Lincoln County, NDOT announced.

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