weather icon Clear

District Attorney report, May 6

Christopher Steven Mevis was charged on April 21 with unlawful use of a controlled substance, a felony.

Clytee Michelle Morales was charged on April 25 with unlawful use of a controlled substance, a felony; and child endangerment, a gross misdemeanor.

Karl Orion Patterson was charged on April 25 with injury to other property and false imprisonment, both gross misdemeanors; and domestic battery and battery, both misdemeanors.

Tania Elena Haight was charged on April 28 with resisting public officer and battery, both misdemeanors.

Eva D. Kinney-Gallemore was charged on April 25 with battery, assault, and resisting public officer, all misdemeanors.

Ronald Alan Cavolt was charged on April 25 with battery, a misdemeanor.

Steven Roy Alcorn was charged on April 25 with battery, a misdemeanor.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Highway 160 roadwork wraps up Monday

Drivers in the Pahrump Valley will be glad to know that by Monday, the roadwork on Highway 160 through the heart of town is expected to be completed and traffic in the area will soon resume its normal pace on a new and much smoother asphalt surface.

Landlords urged to add low-income units in Nye County

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority is seeking landlords to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program. There’s a critical need for more low-income units here.

Why Nye County voters won’t be deciding on a new diesel tax this year

Last year, the Nye County Commission authorized the placement of a question on the 2022 ballot, asking voters whether or not the county should establish its own 5-cent diesel tax to help fund the road department’s activities across the third largest county in the U.S. But a missed deadline means that won’t happen this year.

Environmental consulting group will help water board secure grants for projects

The Nye County Water District has been in operation for more than a decade and while the body has managed to accomplish certain items in that time, much of its duties have gone unmet. This was one of the reasons behind the decision to recall all of the water board’s members in late 2021 and essentially reestablish a new board. That board is now is working to remedy previous issues and one path it is pursuing is additional funding sources that can help expand the water district’s ability to meet its mission statement.

Diaper Run to benefit Pahrump’s First Choice Pregnancy Center

The 14th Annual Diaper Run will take place this September and the cost is just $20 per rider, plus a package of diapers. For passengers, the cost is $15 plus a pack of unscented baby wipes. Registration includes lunch, which will be served at the conclusion of the poker run.

Nevada still struggling with unemployment claims

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is working through a backlog of unemployment claims amid low staff levels.