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Nine counties approve Yucca Mountain resolutions

County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen last week proudly noted a ninth Nevada county, White Pine County, joined the list that have approved resolutions asking to complete the licensing process on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

Former deputy county clerk faces felony charges

A former Nye County Clerk’s Office employee has been charged with unlawful use of public money after she allegedly admitted to a superior in December she had borrowed more than $2,000 from the office’s cash drawer and was unable to pay it back.

RPC recommends master plan update

Local residents are voicing problems with the master plan despite the Pahrump Master Plan steering committee’s years-long efforts to finalize revisions to the last plan, which was adopted in 2003.

Bankruptcy trustee says court erred in NRMC appointment

The office of the United States Trustee recently filed a motion with the federal bankruptcy court of Nevada claiming the appointment of Nye Regional Medical Center’s Patient Care Ombudsman (PCO) Jerry Seelig as the Tonopah hospital’s responsible officer in the case may be against the law.

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Front Sight expansion plans include new shooting ranges

About 32,000 students took classes at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in the last year, according to Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Meacher. The number almost equals the entire population of Pahrump.

NCREDA program funds first revolving loan

The owners of a recently opened small business in town is crediting its success on a newly created program.

Annual Senior Awards Night showcases recipients

As students and faculty members prepare for Pahrump Valley High School’s 2014 graduation this evening, honors were bestowed upon the campus’ academic elite.

County receives more Brownfields grant funding

Cleanup plans are being prepared for contaminated sites like the former Coaldale Junction truck stop and the Tonopah Airport Fixed Base Operator building, after assessments using a $1 million five-county Brownfields Assessment Grant.

Wulfenstein footing bill for test pavement

Wulfenstein Construction was given approval by Nye County Commissioners Tuesday to test a material called Super Pave at Calvada Boulevard and Pahrump Valley Boulevard at their expense in an attempt to put down the 1 1/2 inch thick asphalt treatment to firm up rough approaches to intersections.

Seminar on filing mining claims scheduled

RENO—Public land mining is big in Nevada. There are more than 200,000 active mining claims on lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in the state.

Crime Corner

COURTS: Man charged with threatening to shoot judge

DA’s Report

• Donald Gripp was charged on April 27 with failure to obtain Nevada driver’s license and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Earth Day tree first of beautification project

Pahrump Town Board Vice Chair Bill Dolan believes it doesn’t necessarily have to be Arbor Day to plant a tree.

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