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County gaming revenue saw increase last year

Casino revenue saw a slight increase in Nye County in 2014, which trends against the state and Strip numbers released last week.

Nye County’s 11 nonrestricted casinos gathered $48.5 million from gamblers last year, a 2.4 percent increase from 2013, the Gaming Control Board said Friday.

The largest portion of the county’s revenue came from multi-denominational slot machines where $26.3 million was collected. Penny slots accounted for $14.9 million.

Sports books saw revenues increase 22.3 percent to $550,000, with $285,000 coming from football betting.

Nye County’s 11 nonrestricted casinos include the Pahrump Nugget, Gold Town Casino, Lakeside Casino &RV Park, Saddle West and Stagestop Casino in Pahrump; Stagecoach Hotel and Casino in Beatty; Tonopah Station and Banc Club in Tonopah; and Longstreet Inn &Casino in Amargosa Valley.

The former Mountain View Casino, which closed late last year, is scheduled to reopen later this month as Road House Casino by members of the Herbst family.

Nonrestricted casinos have more than 16 slot machines, and usually are accompanied by table games and a sports book. The numbers do not include casinos such as Dotty’s.

Nye County makes up a small portion of Nevada gaming win, which was just more than $11 billion last year, a 1.1 percent decline from 2013.

The Las Vegas Strip’s decline was slightly sharper where gaming revenue fell 2.1 percent to $6.37 billion, ending four straight years of annual increases.

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.

Burn ban in place — what you need to know

A new BLM Nevada Fire Prevention Order is in effect through Oct. 31. The order, issued by the Bureau of Land Management, prohibits specific fire-related activities on all BLM-managed land in Nevada.

Nye County solar regulations nearing completion, moratorium extended

Nye County has spent the last year and a half working to create local regulations for the burgeoning solar industry and following plenty of research and the careful gleaning of input from various stakeholders, that process is finally nearing completion.

Motorcycle rider flown to UMC Trauma

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services Chief Scott Lewis told the Pahrump Valley Times that crews were dispatched to a report of a serious two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Sandpebble Street and Kellogg Road on the south end of the valley at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8.

US 95 head-on crash kills one in Nye County

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash along US 95 at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday morning, May 13, according to Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services Chief Scott Lewis.