weather icon Clear

1 transported to UMC Trauma after Nevada Highway 160 crash

Crews from Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services responded to what was described as a suspicious vehicle fire on Saturday, June 8 at approximately 9:41 p.m.

Fire Chief Scott Lewis said crews were dispatched to the desert area just south of Gamebird Road near Barney Street, where crews arrived to find a fully-involved passenger vehicle, with no one around the vehicle.

“The fire is considered suspect in nature,” Lewis said. “It was later reported stolen by the owner. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Nye County Sheriff’s Office and Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services.”

Mercy Air response

On Monday, June 10, fire crews responded to a two-vehicle collision just after midnight along Highway 160 just south of Mesquite Avenue.

“Upon arrival, crews found a two-vehicle, off-set, head-on collision with one vehicle coming to rest on its side,” Lewis said. “One person was mechanically entrapped in one vehicle. The injuries sustained by that individual were consistent with flight. Mercy Air 21 landed at the scene, where a landing zone was established on Highway 160. That patient was flown to UMC Trauma after being extricated by Heavy Rescue One crews. The second patient was transported to the local hospital.”

Structure fire

On Tuesday, June 11, at approximately 4:21 a.m., crews were dispatched to the 3100 block of West Hardy Lane for a structure fire.

“Crews arrived to find moderate smoke showing from an unattached two-car garage at the rear of the property,” Lewis said. “Crews commenced an interior attack and quickly extinguished the fire. The fire was determined to be accidental in nature, however, it was related to an unauthorized controlled burn.”

Garbage truck fire

Also on Tuesday, fire crews were dispatched for a report of a vehicle fire in the area of Lola Lane near Desert View Hospital.

“Upon arrival, crews found a fire involving a trash truck,” Lewis said. “The fire was quickly controlled with no further extension. The investigation revealed that one of the bags being unloaded from a trash receptacle into the truck had escaped the confines of the container and became lodged against the exhaust system of the truck.”

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Pahrump’s schools play host to a special visitor

Roughly eight months after her appointment as Nevada’s new State Superintendent of Public Education, Jhone Ebert is visiting campuses throughout the Silver State.

Water board approves 600% parcel fee spike, Nye commissioner acting to halt increase

In a highly controversial move, on Monday, Dec. 9 the Nye County Water District Governing Board voted unanimously to raise its per parcel fee for roughly 50,000 Pahrump parcels from $5 to $35 per year per property, for a minimum of three years, an increase of 600% per year.

Pahrump resident named to Valley Electric board

Robin Barber, a former labor representative in California, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Valley Electric Association, the VEA announced this week.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, Dec. 11 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $10 million.

Expanded hours at Pahrump Veteran Service Office

Veterans and their families in Pahrump and Nye County have a more convenient way to connect to benefits and programs earned through military service, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services announced.

Nevada part of effort to prevent veteran suicide

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that the state of Nevada is among a select group of states to be invited to participate in the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Veteran Suicide.

Cooking up sweet treats in the Pahrump community

The 2019 annual Christmas Cookie and Candy Making Contest attracted a healthy field of contestants this holiday season with nearly two dozen entries of sweet treats being dropped off for judging in mid-November at the Pahrump Valley Times headquarters.