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Blagg Road settlement up for approval

TONOPAH — A settlement agreement with Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada over the failure of an off-site trench for the Corrections Corporation of America federal detention center is up for approval when Nye County commissioners meet at 10 a.m. here Tuesday.

The meeting can be viewed by video conference at commissioners’ chambers at 2100 Walt Williams Dr. on the Calvada Eye in Pahrump.

In other business, commissioners will consider the county manager’s selection for a planning director to replace Bobby Lewis, who was laid off last month after just being hired in September.

Members are due for appointment to the Nye County Water District Governing Board whose terms expire June 30.

Commissioners will vote on a resolution over the actions of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge, the subject of a lawsuit by the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) over the diversion of a stream flow that affected the Patch of Heaven church camp.

The renewal of brothel, liquor and gaming licenses for the 2014-15 fiscal year is up for approval. Dollar General has requested a temporary package liquor license for their new store at 2750 N. Highway 160. El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 251 S. Frontage Rd., is requesting a retail liquor license.

A resolution adopting the town of Beatty area plan is up for approval.

Commissioners will vote on whether to approve the final report from the Nevada Land Management Task Force, which was commissioned by the 2013 Legislature to look into transferring federal lands to the state.

A teleconference has been scheduled at 8 a.m. today at commissioners’ chambers to pass resolutions augmenting the budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year which ends Monday, directing the 2014-15 fiscal year tax levy, final budget presentations and approval of department budgets.

Nye schools seek retirees to fill some critical vacancies

Even as school officials announced the retirement of more than a dozen teachers and other personnel on Monday night, they hope some veteran workers and retirees will consider returning to fill essential roles in the district.

GALLERY: Pinkbox Pahrump grand opening

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

Fire destroys property, vehicles on Our Road

No injuries were reported after fire consumed two structures and vehicles on Sunday, May 19, just after 12:30 p.m.

RENDERING: Rhyolite Ridge gains formal county support

The Bureau of Land Management published its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron project in April, triggering another crucial step forward for the planned mining operation – the public comment period. The deadline to submit is June 3.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness maintaining local trails

Nevada is a state filled with beautiful wilderness areas, many of which can be found right here in Nye County, but the value and benefits of those areas cannot be realized unless they can be accessed by the everyday person.

Pinkbox opening in Pahrump Nugget

An illuminated oversized doughnut already overlooks Highway 160, in a central area of Pahrump where passersby will see it on their way to Death Valley. Many local leaders in the valley are excited about the grand opening of popular chain Pinkbox Doughnuts beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday inside the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino.

Pahrump man injured in gunfire with deputy

Nye County Sheriff Joe McGill told the Pahrump Valley Times the incident occurred at a residence along Bunarch Road at approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 14.