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IN PROFILE: Brett Chumley

BUSINESS: Mom’s Diner co-owner

AGE: 41

BACKGROUND: “I have been in the restaurant business since I was 14 years old. I worked myself up to assistant executive chef at the Gold Coast Casino. I was in the business to make my own name and become a chef. From there I went to a high-end Italian restaurant, where I became executive chef within three months. After that, I opened two high-end steak houses before coming here.”

FIRST JOB: “My first job was being a dishwasher at the Gold Coast.”

YEARS IN BUSINESS: “I have been in the restaurant business 28 years. I love the creating and the camaraderie of restaurants. I love everything about this business and it’s a feeling of accomplishment.”

PERSONAL: “We love hot rods and we love food. I love building old cars and restaurants.”

BUSINESS CLIMATE: “The climate is great for our restaurants. We actually have a loyal clientele base. We do very little advertising. It’s a lot of word of mouth. We have a great reputation and it is because we always have a family member here that has some interest in the family. We put in 100 percent of a quality product.”

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.