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Commissioners to debate shelter contract, water restrictions

Bids to operate the animal shelter and a committee to draft a Pahrump groundwater basin management plan are among items on the agenda when the Nye County Commission meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at commissioner’s chambers, 2100 Walt Williams Dr. on the Calvada Eye.

The committee will draft up a plan to deal with the over-appropriation of water rights in the Pahrump Valley, in an attempt to avoid the designation of Pahrump as a critical management area.

Commissioners will also consider the potential reinstatement of impact fees in the Pahrump Regional Planning District beginning Jan. 1, after a two-year moratorium.

Steps on drafting a county ordinance implementing Senate Bill 374, passed by the last session of the Nevada Legislature regulating medical marijuana, will be considered.

A public hearing on a bill amending Nye County Code on animals, that includes replacing the term “residential kennels” with a multi-pet permit will be heard at 11 a.m. Another public hearing is scheduled on an amendment to Nye County Code requiring applicants receiving conditional use permits to submit proof of compliance.

A memorandum of understanding with the Clark County coroner’s office for autopsy services is on the agenda.

A resolution is up for approval adopting a Nye County hazard mitigation plan.

Commissioners will consider a cooperative agreement with the state forestry division to provide wild land fire protection.

Funding for the Rural Nevada Development Corporation will be considered, to continue operating the Small Business Development Center, in a 10:30 a.m. timed item.

Commissioners will consider a contract with Ben Paul Construction Co. for a remodeling of the Tonopah Justice Court.

The policy of holding an invocation at the county commission meetings will be considered. The county will consider sending a letter of support to the Town of Pahrump for a grant supporting park and recreation projects.

A request from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Tonopah Field Office to become a cooperating agency for the Gemfield Mine environmental impact statement is up for approval.

A request for funding for the Nevada Land Management Task Force, created by state Assembly Bill 227, which will request the transfer of federal lands to the state, is on the agenda.

The Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board, which includes the five county commissioners and the sheriff, will consider issuing a temporary retail liquor license to The Hubb, at 3720 Bell Vista Ave.

Solar recycling project denied

Along with the boom in solar energy generation projects, solar recycling is becoming more prevalent, resulting in companies looking to expand their operations to accommodate the new industry. One company, i-Quest Inc., was hoping to bring its own operations to the Pahrump Valley but Nye County commissioners shot down the idea at the board’s most recent meeting.

GALLERY: Winners from this year’s 4th of July Parade

A special ceremony was held this week to bestow the awards upon those organizations that took home top honors in this year’s Fourth of July Parade, sponsored by the Pahrump Holiday Task Force in partnership with the Pahrump Disability Outreach Program.

GALLERY: Helen Keller Days raises $2k for local Federation of the Blind Chapter

The 2nd Annual Helen Keller Days took place with members of the Southern Nye County Chapter of the Federation of the Blind coming together with community supporters for an afternoon of fun and excitement, all in the name of fundraising.

Biden tests positive for COVID, shortens Vegas trip

President Joe Biden pulled out of a speech before the nation’s largest Latino organization after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Help ‘empty the shelters’ — adopt a pet

Created in 2011, by Cathy Bissell, the Bissell Pet Foundation has made a positive impact in the lives of roughly more than 775,000 dogs and cats across the country.

Pahrump delegate: Trump-Vance ticket a ‘good blend’

President Donald Trump announced on social media that he has chosen Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio as his running mate in the 2024 election.

SHERIFF: 59 calls for illegal fireworks

In spite of numerous warnings from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office this year, not all area residents chose to use the Fireworks Safety Site in Pahrump, according to the agency