Pahrump Town Board members voted unanimously for some major upgrades to the veterans’ section of Chief Tecopa Cemetery this year. The addition of a Pahrump Veterans Memorial Walk was approved late last month.
Nye County School District officials will soon begin forming ballot question committees to learn arguments advocating and opposing the district’s General Acquisition Obligation school bond question on November’s general election ballot.
Nevada Assemblyman James Oscarson, R-Pahrump, is unopposed, but he still reported $28,110.99 in campaign contributions by the end of the first reporting period May 20.
Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services began using four new combination vital signs monitors/defibrillators and two semi-automatic defibrillators last week after medics noted earlier this year that the department’s old equipment wasn’t working efficiently as needed while tending to patients out in the field.
Nye County Commissioners changed their minds Tuesday and decided to have applicants for medical marijuana licenses appear before them, prior to the state considering licensing, which will be between Aug. 5 and Aug. 15.
Private well owners in Pahrump Valley are getting organized.
ELKO — Great Basin College announced that Barrick Gold of North America pledged nearly $1.2 million in additional funding for the college’s programs and facilities.
Taxable sales in Nye County dropped 49.3 percent in March, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation, but that is compared to March 2013, when taxable sales were near their peak, due to construction of the SolarReserve plant near Tonopah.
The Town of Pahrump will have an opportunity to present its best assets to a nationwide audience later this year when a television production comes to town and produces a five-minute segment to put Pahrump under the national and international public eye.
The family of a woman who committed suicide inside the old Pahrump jail in 2012 is now suing the Nye County Sheriff’s Office claiming the department was told that the woman was possibly suicidal, but allowed her to be housed in the jail’s waiting room due to overcrowding anyway, where she was able to shut herself inside a bathroom.