Though the Nye County courthouse is several miles from the offices of the Pahrump Valley Times, there was no shortage of judges for the annual Pahrump Valley Times Christmas Cookie and Candy Making Contest this month.
The popular event this year brought forth 19 delectable, enticing and tasty-sweet entries from kitchens throughout the valley.
Judging the entries were the members of the staff of this publication.
Although the task of selecting the winners was difficult, the cadre of employees eventually managed to determine the top three entries, based on presentation, taste and ease of preparation.
Coming in at first place was Terri Nichols, who wowed the judges with her White Chocolate Cranberry Delights.
For her effort, Nichols earned a $50 gift card.
This year’s second-place contestant was Donna Crooks, who created Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies, followed by Leslie Molenda, who produced a very colorful and eye-catching treat, which she called Cathedral Window Fudge.
Crooks and Molenda earned themselves a $30 and $20 gift card respectively.
The staff at the Pahrump Valley Times thanks all who took the time to enter the annual contest.
It should also be noted that it appeared none of the entries contained THC, this year.
Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter: @pvtimes