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Here’s what’s going on in Pahrump

A listing of upcoming events and things to do in the area.

Beatty student takes 2nd in state VFW art contest

Juan Alvarez, of Amargosa Valley, a student in Stephen Witten’s drawing class at Beatty High, created his drawing of the face of a combat soldier using charcoal and working without an outline.

Pahrump sculptor’s work included piece at Bonnie Springs

Thousands of locals and tourists once frequented Bonnie Springs, a former attraction about 48 miles southeast of Pahrump which included an 1880s western town replica created by local resident David Squier, desert wildlife sculptor.

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Court stalls Nevada private school voucher initiative

A judge ruled the voter petition was missing crucial details. The initiative’s chief proponent said it was “just a hiccup.”

Pahrump Gunfighters will ‘duel it out’ in Wild West performance

Interspersed between Western skit performances, there’s a cowboy history, a live horse presentation, a bull-whip demonstration and a magic show. The show runs about an hour and a half.

A battle for bearded bragging rights

Mustachioed and bearded competitors came from as far as Brazil last weekend to compete in the Battle Born Southern Nevada Beard and Mustache Competition at Petrack Park in Pahrump. They raised more than $4,000 for charity.

DAN SIMMONS: Why you should consider a family fishing trip

Introduce a friend, the kids in the family, or the kids in someone else’s family to a first-time experience they will never forget. The half-day fishing trips offered along the California coast are an excellent way to introduce them to deep-water ocean fishing.

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