Bill Foley honors Oct. 1 responders with potential MLS team name

Foley Entertainment, founded by Golden Knights owner Bill Foley, on Aug. 25 filed to trademark Las Vegas Heroes, tied to an expansion Major League Soccer team.

Nevada marijuana licensing focus of federal investigation

FBI and state agents are trying to determine whether there was criminal pay-to-play influence in the awarding of lucrative cannabis dispensary, cultivation and production licenses.

Overturning of eviction ban not expected to have major impact in Nevada

The Supreme Court decision to overturn the federal eviction moratorium Thursday is not expected to have much impact on Nevada because the state already has protections in place for renters.

PV Disposal sold to Waste Connections, Inc.

During its Tuesday, Aug. 17 meeting, the Nye County Commission addressed a series of agenda items related to the transfer of solid waste franchise agreements with the towns of Pahrump, Beatty and Amargosa following the sale of longtime local company Pahrump Valley Disposal to Waste Connections, Inc.

Pahrump Food Truck Fiesta ‘safety and security’ concerns clarified

Last week, VinoJazz co-founder Doug Dubin made the difficult decision to cancel the Pahrump Food Truck Fiesta, which was set to take place today and tomorrow at Petrack Park, following a series of circumstances outside of his organization’s control.

State treasurer’s office launches new art contest for Nevada youth

For many youngsters, thoughts of what sort of career they wish to pursue when they become adults begin circulating in their minds at a very young age, with all kinds of sources of inspiration pulling them in one direction or another, and though those desires often change over time, it is never too early for a child to start thinking about their future endeavors.

Virtual, in-person classes teach gardeners how to grow in the desert

Officials from the University of Nevada, Reno Extension College of Agriculture, Bioengineering, and Natural Resources along with Pahrump’s Master Gardeners program, are seeking area residents who are interested in ‘Gardening on the Surface of the Sun.’

Tonya Brum is governor’s Points of Light award recipient

The name Tonya Brum is one that many throughout Pahrump and Nye County will easily recognize. She has spent many years in the local community providing her skills and enthusiasm to a variety of nonprofit causes, always with a bright smile and dauntless energy, and now, Brum is being recognized for her efforts as a volunteer with a very special award, the Nevada Governor’s Points of Lights Award.

Lt. Governor Kate Marshall to join Biden administration

Nevada Lt. Governor Kate Marshall recently announced that she will resign her position to serve as senior adviser to governors in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

THOMAS KNAPP: 1984 alive in 2021: We’ve taken on doing Big Brother’s job for him

George Orwell’s classic dystopia “1984” describes a future (as of 1949, the year of its publication) in which a totalitarian state attempts to control both present and future by modifying the past. The novel’s protagonist, Winston Smith, works at the Ministry of Truth, “rectifying” past news accounts:

High school football cancellations aren’t going away anytime soon

The first week of the prep football season was considered a success. But eight games were canceled by causes related to the COVID pandemic, player eligibility and wildfires.

Raiders address linebacker issues by trading for Denzel Perryman

With Nicholas Morrow and Javin White out for extended periods with injuries, Raiders linebackers Tanner Muse and Divine Deablo also have chances to earn more playing time.

Graney: Raiders great should finally get Hall of Fame nod

The late Cliff Branch has been selected a Senior Finalist for the Hall’s class of 2022. The wide receiver is a three-time Super Bowl champion.

RISE nominations now open for 2022 award

Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Department of Education have announced that the 2022 application period for the Nevada Recognizing Inspirational School Employees award is now open. Nominations and applications can be submitted now through Sept. 15.

Pahrump health care executive joins 2022 US Senate race

A health care executive in Pahrump is vying to take the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate race in Nevada in 2022, joining three others.

Nevada judge’s ruling on immigration law under review by DOJ

The review will decide whether a Nevada federal judge’s ruling that a section of U.S. immigration law is unconstitutional and discriminatory against Hispanics will be appealed.

Pahrump pool to remain closed

Much to the chagrin of locals who utilize the facility as a summertime cool-down spot, the Pahrump Community Swimming Pool was closed on Tuesday, July 27 due to the damage wrought by two fierce thunderstorms that rolled through the valley in late July.

Nye County Commissioners ratify storm emergency declaration

On July 25 and 26, the town of Pahrump was hit by two major storms that brought hurricane-force winds and dropped roughly 2.5 inches of rainfall, nearly the entire amount the town sees in a full year, which caused both wind damage and immense flooding throughout the valley and resulted in the almost immediate issuance of a declaration of emergency by Nye County Manager Tim Sutton.

Gov. Sisolak reaffirms commitment to refugees

Citing pride for Nevada’s long-standing tradition of welcoming and resettling refugees, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak reiterated his commitment to welcoming refugees and Special Immigrant Visa holders (SIV) to Nevada as the situation in Afghanistan continues to unfold.

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