weather icon Partly Cloudy

Art across the generations displayed in Pahrump

Artists across the generations were honored at the HealthCare Partners building at the end of November.

Local seniors and high school students were honored during an awards ceremony on Nov. 30 at the HealthCare Partners’ building at 1397 S. Loop Road for their work on the Art is Full Circle contest.

Roughly 40 to 50 pieces of art were left on display from Nov. 6-20, with members of the Pahrump Art Council, high school students and the public choosing the winners across three categories.

The Pahrump Arts Council chose the top three winners from the Pahrump Valley High School student submissions, with high school students choosing winners from the arts council (senior citizens).

Top winners from the local high school were Ronni Spaulding for first place, followed by Emma Crow and Patricia Roundy for third.

Local high school students chose Julia Elwell for first place.

Elwell said she got the “portrait artist’s gene” from her mother, Bernadine Pitts, who also had pieces entered in the contest. She’s been an artist for 40 years, she said.

Second place went to Marlene Transue and Nancy Stilwell was chosen for third.

A third category allowed members of the public to vote on their favorites, with the top three from both categories being given awards.

In that category, Erika Galvan from Pahrump Valley High School won first place, with Transue taking second place again in the new category. High school student Patricia Roundy also took third in this category.

Spaulding, who took first place in the high school student category, also won for overall best of show.

How the show started

HealthCare Partners was looking to do something for the community after their new building officially opened in October, said Brian Anderson, operations manager at HealthCare Partners.

“We wanted to show our part of being in the community,” Anderson said. “Some of our ideas were to integrate different societies, so art was one that we were able to reach forward and get a sponsorship from.”

HealthCare Partners worked with the Pahrump Senior Center, Pahrump Valley High School and other organizations to put the display together.

Anderson said the display at the HealthCare Partners facility has been well received by the public so similar displays could be seen in the future.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Poll shows Nevadans support trading caucus for primary

A new poll of Nevada voters released Monday found bipartisan support for getting rid of the caucus system in favor of presidential preference primary elections.

Lake Powell drops to lowest level in reservoir’s history

“This is a benchmark moment,” Kyle Roerink, executive director of the Great Basin Water Network, said Sunday. “And it’s not going to be the last one this summer.”

Buffalo Soldiers Day in Nevada celebrated for 3rd year

Nevada’s third Buffalo Soldiers Day was celebrated Saturday to honor the country’s all-Black military units.

Face mask backers urge Board of Regents to make them mandatory for all

Proponents of face masks on college campuses this fall on Friday urged the Nevada Board of Regents to go beyond a mandate for employees OK’d by the Clark County Commission.

Adam Sullivan confirmed as Nevada State Engineer

After serving as “acting” Nevada state engineer and administrator of the Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) for the past seven months, Adam Sullivan has now been confirmed in those positions, with his official appointment reported in a press release issued Tuesday, July 20.

Pahrump Back to School Fair set for July 31

It is once again that time of year when parents and students must turn their thoughts to the coming school term and begin preparing for another nine months of academic endeavors. With the 2021-2022 school year set to begin on Tuesday, August 10 in Nye County, in an effort to help ensure that area families are ready to send their children back to the classroom, be it virtual or in person, the NyE Communities Coalition is now gearing up for its annual Back to School Fair.

Nye County opposing NASA land proposal

In Nevada, mining is a major industry, bringing in millions of dollars in taxes every year and employing thousands of workers in high-paying positions that help support the local economy but much of the mining operations in the Silver State rely on access to federally controlled lands.

Pahrump Lions take audiences on emotional journey with “Love Letters”

It was an emotional roller-coaster ride of a weekend for audiences at Sanders Family Winery, who were treated to two nights of theatrical entertainment from the Pahrump Valley Lions Club with the A.R. Gurney play “Love Letters”.