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District Attorney’s Report

• Laura Dawn Wright was charged on Aug. 13 with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (schedules I and II) all felonies.

• Marco Antonio Soto was charged on Aug. 13 with invasion of the home; and burglary, both felonies.

• Patrick J. Gaffney was charged on Aug. 20 with domestic battery by strangulation; and child abuse and neglect, both felonies.

• Carlos Ibarra-Roque was charged on Aug. 21 with domestic battery, third offense; robbery; attempted grand larceny of a vehicle; invasion of the home; second degree kidnapping; all felonies; battery upon an officer; interception, interruption or delay of message sent over telephone line, both gross misdemeanors; and resisting public officer, a misdemeanor.

• Sheri Larene Lewis was charged on Aug. 18 with driving on highway having multiple marked lanes for traffic; driving without a valid license; and instruction, restricted instruction and temporary drivers’ permits, all misdemeanors.

• Joseph Williams was charged on Aug. 18 with possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, first offense, both misdemeanors.

• Cassandra Kay Jones was charged on Aug. 18 with domestic battery and obstructing a public officer, both misdemeanors.

• Michael John Lahey was charged on Aug. 18 with aiming a firearm at a human being; discharging a firearm where person might be endangered, a gross misdemeanor.

• Kevin Myronn Armstrong was charged on Aug. 19 with driving under the influence of alcohol with accident and duty to stop at scene of accident involving damage to vehicle or property, both misdemeanors.

• Kay Irene Knapp was charged on Aug. 24 with vehicle entering intersection marked ‘stop’ or ‘yield”; driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended; security for payment of tort liabilities required; and suspended vehicle registration, all misdemeanors.

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Wild summer storms whip through Pahrump

As monsoonal moisture made its way across the southwestern portion of the United States over the last couple of weeks, much of the severe weather had missed Pahrump, until the night of Sunday, July 25 when a substantial summer thunderstorm finally broke over the valley, dumping rain and bringing fierce winds that wreaked havoc in certain parts of town, all the while illuminating the dark sky with streaks of lightning for a period of several hours. The storm let up in the late-night hours but revived with ferocity the next day and though wind speeds did not match Sunday’s, the storm on Monday brought even more rain than the previous night and resulted in extensive flooding throughout Pahrump.

New mask mandate effective on Friday, commissioners to discuss Nye County policy on August 3

Whether or not a person has been fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19, come Friday, July 30, all residents and visitors in a dozen Nevada counties, including right here in Nye County, will be required to once again don a face mask when they are in public indoor settings.

Man allegedly exposes himself at Pahrump bar

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Purple Heart Day ceremony set for Pahrump Veterans Memorial

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Nye County gold mine project acquired

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Ringle wants recall

Beatty businessman Ed Ringle is looking to start a petition to recall two members of the Beatty Water and Sanitation Board of Trustees.

Nevada reimposes indoor mask mandate in high-transmission areas

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