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GALLERY: Pahrump Valley graduates 293 at ‘packed-house’ ceremony

Pahrump Valley High graduated 293 seniors at a ceremony on the school’s football field on Friday night, June 1.

“It wasn’t a record-setting number, but the facility was definitely at capacity,” said Robert Williams, a spokesperson for the district after the ceremony. “We are looking at providing graduates with a specific number of tickets for family and friends next year to prevent overcrowding, but that plan is still in development.”

While the ceremony was a “packed house” Pahrump Valley High Principal Desiree Veloz told KPVM-25 there was “lots of love and celebration throughout the venue.”

Restrictions on what could be brought to the ceremony may have seemed inconvenient, she said, but were necessary to accommodate the large crowd and “really give a classy prestigious event to our graduates.”

“This class is a true gift,” Veloz said.

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

Dogs flee fireworks — Pahrump shelter aims to reunite these pets with their owners

The Nye County Animal Shelter greeted a number of additional “guests” over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. That’s because many frightened pets escaped their yards to avoid the sights and sounds of fireworks throughout the valley, shelter manager Kristina Siegmund said.

Why JROTC won’t return to Pahrump Valley

Lack of interest, expense the reason behind the decision to not reinstate cadet program.

Want to help kids prepare for Back to School? Here’s how

It won’t be long before Nye County students head back to the classroom. To help ensure that youth will be prepared for the new academic year, several local organizations and businesses are coming together for the Back to School Fair on Saturday, July 27.

Why Nye County officials are lobbying to keep its Public Safety Sales Tax

Commonly referred to as the PSST, this tax was established by an act of legislation in 2007, authorizing the county to impose a sales tax of up to one-half of 1 percent to fund staff and equipment for the local public safety departments.