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Sportsman’s Quest: A return to the Amazon

As I prepare for a new adventure “a return to the Amazon,” perhaps a final visit to this remarkable and unique part of the world. I say “perhaps final” because the purpose of this visit is for a memorial tribute to my good friend, “brother” and personal hero, Phil Marsteller.

Highway closures set for Sunday

Area residents planning to make a trip over the hill into the Las Vegas Valley and then return this weekend, whether for general errands, entertainment or outdoor recreation, will want to take note of a looming event that will severely impact travel along both Highway 160 and Highway 159 this Sunday.

Rabid bat bites Death Valley employee

Recent encounters between humans and wildlife at Death Valley National Park have prompted park service officials to remind visitors to stay clear of animals while sightseeing in the area.

BLM to begin process for Bonanza Solar Project

LAS VEGAS ­— The Bureau of Land Management has completed the variance process for the Bonanza Solar Project, a major early step in the application process for solar energy development that allows the BLM to fully consider the project under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The BLM’s decision to advance the project to the next stage of review comes after close coordination with Tribal governments, appropriate federal, state and local agencies, and public outreach.

Spring Fashion Show fundraiser to benefit Pahrump Soroptimist club

Spring is in full swing and for Soroptimist International of the Pahrump Valley (SIPV), that means it’s time to shine the spotlight on some lovely ladies as they strut their stuff in stunning styles during the nonprofit’s annual Spring Fashion Show.

A chance to peruse lovely local landscapes

Creating a beautiful landscape in a desert environment can seem like quite a challenge but as the Pahrump Valley Garden Club is teaching residents, with the right know-how, it’s more than possible.

One year in, new Nye County water board still afloat

Following a full year of operation in its newest iteration, the Nye County Water District Governing Board is definitely doing more than just treading water, with Nye County Water District Manager Dann Weeks providing a report to the Nye County Commission outlining the progress that the water district has made in the past 12 months.

5 road trip destinations from Las Vegas

Where can locals go to relax and escape the heat — and maybe the tourists, too? Here’s a list of five road trip destinations.

Mercy Air enhancing its lifesaving efforts

For many years, Mercy Air, a subsidiary of Air Methods, has responded to countless emergencies providing lifesaving care to victims of traumatic injuries.

Trump rallies continue, but with fewer participants

Although there were fewer Donald Trump supporters at the rally at the corner of Highways 160 and 372 on April 29, they were no less enthusiastic about their support for the former president.

Woman facing lewdness charge after incident at Petrack Park

A Pahrump woman was taken into custody on a lewdness charge after sheriff’s deputies received a report that she allegedly grabbed a juvenile’s penis while playing basketball.

Megabus offering lower-cost trips across Nevada, northwest

Traveling between the large and spread-out areas of the Northwest, including Nevada and Nye County, without the need of a car or driving oneself is now even easier and more cost-efficient, thanks to a collaboration between two major bus service providers, Megabus and Salt Lake Express.

Off the table: NV Energy axes merger plan amid criticism

The state’s largest utility firm, NV Energy, no longer wants to combine its two subsidiaries, more than a year after it first filed plans for the merger.