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New art exhibit opens, free concert at PVHS, photo workshop at AMNWR

The Pahrump Art Gallery has installed a new exhibit of local artists with featured artist Princy Simonsen. She has lived in Pahrump for eight years and has been exhibiting paintings for about five years and part of those are permanent displays as wall murals at the museum, the library, and the art gallery entrance. There are seven artists exhibiting in this show.

Amateur photographers wishing to learn more about nature photography have an opportunity to participate in the “Nature through the Lens” program. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nevada Department of Wildlife are joining forces to offer a workshop on nature photography at the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

The free workshop is set for Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Point of Rocks boardwalk on the refuge. Participants will learn about photography basics and types of nature photography. Time will be allotted for attendees to practice what they have learned.

Those wanting to participate should bring a personal camera such as a phone, point-and-shoot or DSLR. It’s going to be warm and you’ll need to bring water and wear shoes suitable for walking and/or hiking. Registration ahead of time is necessary. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Waithman via email to jwaithman@ndow.org.

Ash Meadows NWR is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Pahrump off of Bell Vista Road.

The Pahrump Arts Council is sponsoring a free concert March 28 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Performing will be the U.S. Air Force Wild West Winds Clarinet Quartet. The doors open at 6 p.m. and even though the concert is free, tickets are required. They may be picked up at the library.

It’s time for the Pahrump Guns and Hoses blood drive sponsored by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office and Pahrump Valley Firefighters.

The hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 28 and from 8 a.m. to noon, March 29 at the Pahrump Valley Fire Department, 300 N. Highway 160 on the south side of the building.

To sign up, call 877-827-4376 or go to www.unitedbloodservices.org and log in. The sponsor code is PAHRUMPGNH.

The Shoshone Museum will host a book signing at 6 p.m. March 28 for “Fire and Forge,” the story of Harry Rosenberg.

Another booksigning and other activities will also be on Wednesday, April 2 at the Tonopah &Tidewater Museum grand opening, beginning at 1 p.m. The museum is located at Death Valley Junction.

GALLERY: Helen Keller Days raises $2k for local Federation of the Blind Chapter

The 2nd Annual Helen Keller Days took place with members of the Southern Nye County Chapter of the Federation of the Blind coming together with community supporters for an afternoon of fun and excitement, all in the name of fundraising.

GALLERY: How Pahrump marked Juneteenth

Several members of the community met at the Black Cow’s open-mic session on Wednesday evening, followed by a candlelight vigil at the corner of Highway 160 and Basin Avenue in the Petrack Park parking lot. Hymns and songs of freedom were sung by the group to mark Juneteenth in Pahrump for the fourth year since President Joe Biden signed the nation’s newest holiday into law in 2021.

95-year-old grand marshal shares the secret to his longevity

More than 40 friends and family celebrated Emil Janssen’s 95th birthday on Saturday, June 8 at the Pahrump Senior Center. The co-founder of Pahrump Family Mortuary will serve as grand marshal for this year’s Fourth of July parade in Pahrump, and says the secret to his longevity is simple.

Nye GOP Chairman: ‘A sad day in America’

In the wake of former President Donald Trump’s felony conviction, members of the Nye County Republican Party are standing by the 45th president, according to party chairman Leo Blundo.

Gone but not forgotten: How Pahrump marked Memorial Day

To mark the solemn occasion, three local organizations hosted Memorial Day ceremonies, with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10054 celebrating at its venue while the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #15 and the Pahrump Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee both opted to utilize the Veterans Memorial site for their commemorations.

GALLERY: Pinkbox Pahrump grand opening

When asked why Pahrump, owner of Pinkbox Stephen Siegel responds with, “why not?”