Face mask backers urge Board of Regents to make them mandatory for all

Proponents of face masks on college campuses this fall on Friday urged the Nevada Board of Regents to go beyond a mandate for employees OK’d by the Clark County Commission.

Adam Sullivan confirmed as Nevada State Engineer

After serving as “acting” Nevada state engineer and administrator of the Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) for the past seven months, Adam Sullivan has now been confirmed in those positions, with his official appointment reported in a press release issued Tuesday, July 20.

Pahrump Back to School Fair set for July 31

It is once again that time of year when parents and students must turn their thoughts to the coming school term and begin preparing for another nine months of academic endeavors. With the 2021-2022 school year set to begin on Tuesday, August 10 in Nye County, in an effort to help ensure that area families are ready to send their children back to the classroom, be it virtual or in person, the NyE Communities Coalition is now gearing up for its annual Back to School Fair.

Nye County opposing NASA land proposal

In Nevada, mining is a major industry, bringing in millions of dollars in taxes every year and employing thousands of workers in high-paying positions that help support the local economy but much of the mining operations in the Silver State rely on access to federally controlled lands.

Pahrump Lions take audiences on emotional journey with “Love Letters”

It was an emotional roller-coaster ride of a weekend for audiences at Sanders Family Winery, who were treated to two nights of theatrical entertainment from the Pahrump Valley Lions Club with the A.R. Gurney play “Love Letters”.

Suspect arrested after armed standoff

At least three Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies are recovering from minor injuries after a tense standoff with an armed suspect.

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Conversations with Nevada AG Ford continues

Some of the country’s most vulnerable populations are children and the elderly and it is just these populations that will be the subject of the next segment in a series of public outreach sessions from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, which will continue its Conversations with AG Ford initiative this coming Wednesday.

Letters to the Editor

Reader believes more Trump lawsuits are to come

Nevada riding hot streak of record gaming numbers. But will it last?

The statewide gaming win topped $1 billion for March, April and May — with May setting an all-time monthly high as casinos brought in $1.23 billion. COVID-19, however, remains a concern.

THOMAS KNAPP: Congressional proxy voting? No. Do the job or quit the job

“When the House revamped its rules in the early days of the pandemic to allow lawmakers to vote remotely,” Nicholas Fandos reports at the New York Times, “Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina was among 161 Republicans who sued to block the arrangement, arguing that it ‘subverts’ the Constitution.”

Mountain West won’t postpone or reschedule games for COVID-19

If a team can’t field the number of players necessary to safely contest a football game, that team will be forced to forfeit, Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said Wednesday.

Optimism anew for UNLV football after normal offseason

Marcus Arroyo may be preparing for his second season as UNLV’s head football coach. But for so many reasons, it still feels like his first.

Sheriff’s office holds annual school supply drive across Nye County

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office held its 7th annual student school supply drive in front of Walmart on Saturday, July 17. The sheriff’s office also set up in other towns across the county, including Tonopah.

Canadian company working in Ellendale mining district

Infield Minerals Corp., a Vancouver, Canada-based company that is focused on exploring high-grade gold and silver in Nevada, outlined an area of anomalous silver and gold in soil geochemistry at the Desperado project in Nye County, according to a press release.

Clark County expected to grow by 1M people by 2060

After growing fast for decades, Clark County’s population is expected to swell by another 1 million people by 2060, a new forecast shows.

Nevada adds more than 900 new COVID-19 cases for 4th time this week

The state Health and Human Services Department also reported eight deaths and a 0.1 percentage increase in the COVID-19 test positivity rate, which now stands at 12.7 percent.

Suspect in fatal Nye County crash investigated by deputies earlier

Hours before a truck plowed into an Idaho family’s SUV in March, killing three, Nye County deputies had made contact with the truck’s driver at an Amargosa Valley RV park, new records show.

Larceny suspect located, arrested

The man suspected of committing larceny at a local business has been captured.

Nye County seeking water board applications

Nye County is located in the driest state in the nation and it should come as no surprise to anyone that locally, water concerns are an ever-present topic of discussion, and one that often prompts heated debate and outright argument as residents and officials wrangle over the area’s most important resource.

Tritium levels remain undetectable, Nye County sampling program shows

For the sixth year running, tritium sampling performed by Nye County has shown that there are no detectable levels of the radioactive isotope in the groundwater downgradiant of the Nevada National Security Site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site.

New convenience store in the works on south end

Local residents who live in or near the Mountain Falls community can save themselves some time if they need to pick up a few items at a local convenience store.

VinoJazz gearing up for Pahrump Food Truck Fiesta

In life, there are some things that just go better together and one of those delightful pairings is food and music, the entertainment of the ear alongside the tantalization of the taste buds, and this August, the Pahrump community will be treated to an event featuring this beloved combination during the inaugural Pahrump Food Truck Fiesta.

Letters to the Editor

Reader encourages letter writer to ‘love it or leave it’

Lithium project receives water pollution permit

A major lithium project in Esmeralda County received another approval on its path to start development of the site and production.

Public comment sought on education department’s state plan

The Nevada Department of Education is seeking public input on allocating over a billion dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

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