Legislature passes mining tax bill, sending funds to schools

The 2021 Nevada Legislature’s signature heavy lift, a rewrite of taxes on the mining industry to channel more money to education, passed both houses on the last day of session Monday.

State OSHA chief no longer employed with agency

Jess Lankford is no longer serving as chief administrative officer at Nevada State Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Body of boy found in Mountain Springs misidentified, search continues

For a few hours on Saturday, detectives thought they were racing against the clock to locate an 11-year-old boy whose half-brother was found dead Friday morning in Mountain Springs.

 
Half-brother, father of 8-year-old boy found safe, police say

An 11-year-old boy believed to be the brother of a child found dead in Mountain Springs on Friday has been found safe, according to Las Vegas police.

Nye unemployment rate up slightly from March

According to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s April 2021 economic report, the unemployment rate in Nye County was 6.2% in April, down from 21.1% a year ago but up from 5.8% in March.

Mobile vaccine units complete run in rural Nevada

Mobile Vaccination Units that were deployed around the state to reach the rural parts of Nevada has completed its run, the state reported on Wednesday.

DIVAS ON A DIME: Start grilling season with a twist on burnt ends

Memorial Day weekend fills my heart with gratitude as we honor those who made possible, the freedom we so often take for granted. It’s a weekend of recognition, remembrance, and thanks. For many families, this weekend also signals the official beginning of grilling season. Care to join me in a patriotic foodie-licious happy dance?

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Controversy over ‘offensive’ actions has many sides to it

On my first visit to Germany years ago, I noticed buildings that still bore the scars of World War II. Seventy years later, you could still see dark streaks from fire and smoke on the sides of the buildings.

Home health facility opens in Pahrump

In terms of home health care providers, a new agency has opened its doors this month, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and even a ‘Show and Shine’ event for area hot rod enthusiasts.

Wells Fargo’s newest bond focuses on inclusion, climate

Wells Fargo announced Wednesday the issuance of an Inclusive Communities and Climate Bond, its first Sustainability Bond, which will fund projects and programs that support housing affordability, socioeconomic opportunity and renewable energy.

Constitutional celebration in Pahrump sees strong turnout

It was a day that both Bruce Schoenberger and Richard Bushart had been looking forward to with much optimistic anticipation and after all was said and done, the two were far from disappointed.

Pahrump’s Movies in the Park kicks off this Saturday

School is out of session and the summer break is upon the families of Pahrump, and for those parents looking for some free family fun to occupy the kiddos this summer, there will be eight weekends worth of entertainment to enjoy during the town of Pahrump’s annual Movies in the Park.

Mail-in voting takes another step forward in Nevada

Nevada Democrats’ bids to make mail-in ballots permanent and position Nevada as the first presidential nominating state took a key step forward Tuesday.

Annual blood drive returns to Pahrump

Born with a condition known as Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, local youngster Michael Welch, aka “Super Mikey,” underwent countless hospital visits over the years for treatment of his condition.

Nye County looking into possible mask mandate lawsuit

Over the past 14 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has given people plenty of fodder for argument but perhaps the most contentious aspect of the public health crisis has been the mask mandate, the requirement that residents don a face covering any time they are out and about and interacting with other members of the public.

Ceremony is set for Pahrump Class of 2021

The Pahrump Valley High School Class of 2021 could be the largest in school history.

Report: Alzheimer’s burden growing at alarming pace

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released its 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, which provides an in-depth look at the latest statistics and information on Alzheimer’s prevalence, incidence, mortality, costs of care and impact on caregivers across the country and in Nevada.

Two days of ceremonies in store for Memorial Day in Pahrump

For some, Memorial Day hails the unofficial start of summer and prompts thoughts of barbecues and family gatherings, parties and fun but for those who have proudly served America in the U.S. armed forces, and their family, friends and supporters, Memorial Day is not just a holiday or an excuse for a three-day-weekend.

Nevada National Security Site wildfire 75% contained

Fire crews made major gains with the wildfire burning at the Nevada National Security Site on Thursday. No damages or injuries were reported in relation to the blaze.

Raven rescued from precarious perch

Nye County Animal Control officers never really know what’s in store for them when their work day begins.

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