JOE TRIMBLE: Your guide to Pahrump small business pandemic re-hiring

When COVID-19 hit, nearly half of small businesses had to furlough or lay off staff members. But as the economy reopens in Pahrump and businesses rebuild, you may be ready to hire or rehire. Deciding how to staff your business may be heavily influenced by the ongoing pandemic in Pahrump, even as you rebuild for the future. These four steps can guide you through the hiring process:

Remote Area Medical gearing up for sixth year in Pahrump

Over the last five years, Remote Area Medical has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free medical care to thousands of members of the Pahrump community and surrounding areas, and the international nonprofit organization is now in the midst of preparing to bring its invaluable services back yet again for 2021.

Little League: PV juniors reach district final, lose to Peccole

After a wild, exhausting and dramatic victory Thursday night over Mountain Ridge, the Pahrump Valley Little League Junior All-Stars had very little left for Friday’s championship game against Peccole.

Nevada now has higher COVID-19 case rate than any other state

Nevada’s case count continues to rise at a significant rate, and the state now has a higher 7-day case rate per 100,000 people than any other state in the country.

Wildfire at national security site 100% contained

The Cottonwood Valley Fire, first reported Monday morning, is the second wildfire just west of Las Vegas since Thursday.

New coordinator to bring Master Gardener cert online

The University of Nevada Reno Extension’s Master Gardener of Nevada has a new coordinator. And under this new leadership, plant-growing education and training is set to be expanded to increase access.

Ride 4 Liberty Poker Run set for July 3 in Pahrump

Independence Day is right around the corner and with this most patriotic holiday looming, there is perhaps no better time to get people together for an event celebrating the freedoms and liberties of America.

Nevada AG forming working group on substance abuse

According to a February 2021 report prepared by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Office of Analytics, the Silver State observed a larger number of opioid overdose deaths at 484 in 2020, than what was previously considered the peak in 2011, where 460 individuals died from opioid overdoses.

STEVE SEBELIUS: Use caution before ending the filibuster

With parts of the Biden agenda stymied in the U.S. Senate, some Democrats have called for ending the filibuster entirely. But there may be a cost to hasty action.

 
Pahrump woman named as $25K Vax Days winner

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s offer of a chance to win a million dollar prize hasn’t resulted in a noticeable uptick in COVID-19 vaccinations in Nevada, at least not so far.

Social media rumors mar fundraising effort

It appears that negative social media posts put a damper on a local fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas.

Sting operation nabs suspected child predator

A man who drove from Las Vegas to Pahrump to allegedly have sex with who he thought was a 13-year-old female, was arrested after an undercover sting operation by local investigators.

Teacher of the Year entries close July 2

The Nevada Department of Education will be accepting applications for the 2022 Teacher of the Year until July 2.

BLM moves forward on Green Link West project

Under an agreement between conservationists and a federal agency, a finding must be issued by the end of the month.

Heated housing market shows signs of cooling down

U.S. homebuilders’ sales fell to its slowest pace in a year last month, and resales dropped for the fourth consecutive month. And it’s no different in Southern Nevada.

Excessive heat warning for Pahrump through Monday

The National Weather Service said Death Valley National Park hit 128 degrees, breaking the old record of 122 for the date set in 1917.

KNPR back financially after debt, pandemic

Once close to the edge of bankruptcy, Las Vegas’ public radio station went through severe budget cuts and a challenging pandemic to now stand in good shape.

Intelligence report inconclusive on UFOs

A widely anticipated report by U.S. intelligence agencies on unidentified aerial phenomena released to the public on Friday said no definitive conclusions could be reached.

Bill would benefit Brightline West train project, Amtrak

Rep. Dina Titus persuaded a committee chairman to allow the backers of the Brightline West train from Las Vegas to Victorville to apply for federal funds for the project.

$2.7 billion in federal aid funnels into state coffers

The state’s $2.7 billion share of American Rescue Plan funds to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is officially in the bank following action Tuesday by a legislative committee.

NCSO arrests drive-by shooting suspect

UPDATE: “NCSO Deputies located the vehicle wanted in connection with the drive by shooting at Preferred RV Park. The suspect is in custody for discharging a firearm where person might be endangered.”

New Nevada COVID cases take biggest 1-day leap since March 12

Nevada on Friday reported 804 new coronavirus cases and three additional deaths, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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