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Open enrollment for Nevada’s Obamacare begins Nov. 1

Open enrollment for 2017 health insurance plans through Nevada’s Affordable Care Act exchange begins Nov. 1.

Nevadans shopping for new insurance plans through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange have until Jan. 31 to enroll in their selected plans. The online exchange, which uses healthcare.gov to enroll Nevadans, allows users to compare plans and identify available tax credits and subsidies.

“There are various in-person assistance and online options for budget-appropriate and customized health insurance plans, and our kickoff events are great opportunities for residents to ‘get connected’ with a licensed enrollment professional,” Heather Korbulic, executive director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, said in a news release.

The exchange, which was established in 2011 and has been operational since 2013, enrolled more than 88,000 people during its 2016 open enrollment period.

Nevadans call learn more about the exchange by calling 1-855-768-5465 or visiting nevadahealthlink.com.

Nye schools seek retirees to fill some critical vacancies

Even as school officials announced the retirement of more than a dozen teachers and other personnel on Monday night, they hope some veteran workers and retirees will consider returning to fill essential roles in the district.

GALLERY: Pinkbox Pahrump grand opening

When asked why Pahrump, owner of Pinkbox Stephen Siegel responds with, “why not?”

Fire destroys property, vehicles on Our Road

No injuries were reported after fire consumed two structures and vehicles on Sunday, May 19, just after 12:30 p.m.

RENDERING: Rhyolite Ridge gains formal county support

The Bureau of Land Management published its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron project in April, triggering another crucial step forward for the planned mining operation – the public comment period. The deadline to submit is June 3.

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.