weather icon Clear

IN PROFILE: Sharlee Harbatch

BUSINESS: Owner of the Sugar Shack Restaurant

AGE: 30

BACKGROUND: “I was raised in Las Vegas and grew up in the food and beverage industry. I was the catering manager for the Mirage Hotel for seven years and I have been working in the industry since I was 16 years old.”

FIRST JOB: “My first job was working for my father, who worked at the New Orleans Hotel and Casino. I worked in the snack shops there and became a supervisor when I was 17.”

YEARS IN BUSINESS: “I have been in the business my whole life. It’s what the family does, but actually getting paid for it I would say I have been working in the business for 14 years.”

PERSONAL: “I work and I have kids. I do nothing else. I am lucky to see my kids, but when I do I like making forts with them and just spending time with them. It’s hard for me to talk about my personal life. When I am not working, I am doing whatever my kids are doing and that is usually some kind of sport. The ‘mom time’ I do get, I spend it reading books. Sometimes four books a week.”

BUSINESS CLIMATE: “The restaurant business is always changing. It’s always growing and it’s a tough business to be in now. You have to grow with it. I have no reservations getting into this business. I knew from the start that it was the right thing to do.”

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Nye County approves jail bond refi

With interest rates in America so low and Nye County finally free from a bond clause that prevented it from doing so, earlier this year the county began the process necessary to refinance the bond that had been taken out to fund the construction of the Nye County Detention Center in Pahrump.

Serenity Health issues apology to Pahrump community

After nearly eight full months of providing COVID-19 testing to the local community without any reported problems, officials with Serenity Health have issued a formal apology to the community following a vexing night in which the health care provider ran out of testing materials and area residents who had been waiting in line were told they would not be able to receive a test that evening.

A more thankful, less stressful holiday

In a year that’s already proven “interesting,” Thanksgiving will be no exception. Lots of folks are hosting smaller gatherings, meaning fewer people to bring dishes or help in the kitchen. Some may be making their very first Thanksgiving dinner. To assist in making this a low-stress, enjoyable holiday for all, I offer a few tips.

$500k in chip sealing set for Pahrump roadways

In August of this year, Nye County commissioners gave the green light to resurrect the county’s long-dormant chip sealing program and with approval of a list of selected roads granted and the construction contract officially awarded, the 2020 Chip Seal Program is now ready to roll.

Local man facing child sex charges

A Pahrump man was arrested this month over allegations surrounding child pornography.

Pahrump Gunfighters forced to cancel show

For many years the Pahrump Gunfighters have entertained and thrilled the local community with their Old West shows and skits at Dusty Flats on West Stagecoach Road.

Kellogg Park concrete contract awarded

What once was bare land covered in nothing more than sparse desert vegetation is slowly but surely giving way to what will one day be the town of Pahrump’s fifth park, Kellogg Park.

Walmart more than doubles number of personal shoppers

Saying that more than ever the company knows how important it will be for customers to use time-saving services such as pickup and delivery, Walmart has more than doubled the number of personal shoppers versus last year.

Nevada flu vaccination data dashboard launched

Nevada’s influenza vaccination data dashboard is now live providing weekly updates of information from Nevada WebIZ, Nevada’s Immunization Information System. This new tool will help Nevada’s fight against influenza, a critical step in the fight against COVID-19.

BLM postpones wild horse gather at Fish Creek HMA

The Bureau of Land Management Mount Lewis Field Office is postponing the 2020 Fish Creek wild horse gather to later this year or early 2021 because of operational concerns with COVID-19 related to this particular gather.