Softball: Bats come alive as Pahrump Valley tops Moapa

The offense is coming together for the Pahrump Valley High School softball team, if the bullets coming off of the Trojans’ bats Tuesday against Moapa Valley are any indication.

Baseball: Cuellar, McDaniel cap Pahrump Valley rally

It was the kind of situation young kids imagine when they first pick up a bat: final inning, team trailing, runners on base, two outs and a full count.

Sports Roundup: PVTBC, Pahrump Valley Little League

Mary Neese, Tom Dragna and Dale Bystedt were the top money winners Saturday at the Pahrump Valley Tournament Bowling Club’s Certified Snakebite Singles Tournament at the Pahrump Nugget.

DIVAS ON A DIME: Easy pork carnitas are perfect for Cinco de Mayo

Melt-in-your-mouth, flavorful and juicy with irresistible caramelized crunchy bits, this pork carnitas is brimming with classic flavors like Mexican oregano, cumin, chili powder and a surprising bright note of citrus. I’m so excited to share this divine recipe, just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Serenity Health in Pahrump moving into vaccines

Serenity Mental Health in Pahrump has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic almost from the moment a state of emergency was declared in Nevada, creating a partnership with Nye County to provide testing for the virus and now, the health care company is expanding its efforts to battle the pandemic by moving into vaccine administration as well.

Nye County assuming local control of pandemic

Tomorrow, May 1, Nye County will officially assume control over nearly every aspect of the mitigation and management of the COVID-19 pandemic within its boundaries, with one very notable exception. Despite Nye County commissioners’ unanimous vote to rescind the requirement that its citizens wear masks when interacting with others in a public setting, the statewide mask mandate still stands and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has made it clear that any endeavor to sidestep that mandate is null and void.

Pahrump Senior Center readying to reopen

After more than a year of an eerie, deafening silence in the Pahrump Senior Center’s main dining room, officials there are now rejoicing that the facility will open its doors to the community on Monday, May 3, much to the delight of area seniors.

Pahrump area teens invited to ‘Kick It’

Pahrump area middle school and high school students are invited out for an evening of fun and interaction at the upcoming “Let’s Kick It” event, set for tomorrow, Saturday, May 1.

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Pahrump celebrates Earth and Arbor Day

With bright morning sunlight shining down and winds gusting through the valley, it seemed as if the ever-capricious Mother Nature herself was in attendance at this year’s Earth and Arbor Day celebration, doing her best to try the patience and persistence of event volunteers intent on spreading the message of environmental awareness, but they were not to be daunted.

Spontaneous combustion ignites fire in Pahrump

A series of fires, a motor vehicle crash and one rescue assignment kept area fire crews quite active this month.

Beatty board honors town employees

“Better late than never” is how Beatty Town Advisory Board treasurer Erika Gerling described the service awards presented to the town’s employees at the board’s April 26 meeting. All three were due to receive the recognition last year, but the process got lost under the pandemic.

Corvus shares plans for North Bullfrog

Citing a “robust economic potential at a gold price of $1,500 an ounce,” Michael Young, project manager, gave the Beatty Town Advisory Board a presentation April 26 on Corvus Gold’s plans for its North Bullfrog project.

Armed man arrested at Desert View Hospital

A Pahrump man was arrested and taken into custody following a physical altercation with a doctor at Desert View Hospital, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

Nevada Assembly approves Southern Nevada turf removal proposal

Under the bill approved Thursday, no water from the Colorado River could be used to irrigate ornamental grass on non-residential properties starting in 2027.

More than 100K Nevadans late getting 2nd vaccine dose

Health officials are tracking people more than four days behind in getting second doses of Pfizer or Moderna. The interval can be up to 42 days after the first dose.

Ex-prosecutor sues Nye County district attorney, commissioner

A gender discrimination lawsuit claims that Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia and Commissioner Leo Blundo “began a campaign of harassment” against an ex-prosecutor.

Deadline moved for Real ID

With just about six months left to obtain a Real ID and with DMV appointments scarce, now is a good time to book an appointment to get one.

Pahrump Valley track athletes find motivation within

Even more than most high school sports, track and field is all about the postseason. There are no dual meets to win, no league titles to play for and — aside from the constant goal of trying to improve — nothing other than qualifying for the postseason truly matters.

Nye County COVID Relief Program coming to a close, only public program remains open

With nearly $2 million remaining following the conclusion of Nye County’s CARES Act assistance program at the end of 2020, Nye County utilized the leftover monies to create its COVID Relief Program and now, with a much more robust response from the community this time around, that program is nearing its closure as well.

TIM BURKE: If it seems like prices are rising, you’re right

Is it just my perception, or is the cost of just about everything going up? Indeed, one of the most apparent increases for consumers has been the rising cost of a gallon of gas. Nationally, the Retail Gas Price (RTP) is at a current level of $2.94, up from $2.93 last week and up from $1.95 one year ago. The increase is up 0.20% from the previous week and 50.95% from one year ago.

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