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Taxable sales, unemployment rates drop

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.

Smile! Pahrump heads for national TV exposure

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.

Sheriff’s office being sued over wrongful death

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.

VEA adds payment kiosk at Smith’s

In an effort to provide its members with a convenient new location for paying their power bills, Valley Electric Association is set to introduce a new EasyPay Kiosk within the Smith’s store at 601 S. Nevada Highway 160 in Pahrump.

The Latest
DA’s Report

• Luke Dale Willis was charged on April 18 with domestic battery.

1 killed in single-vehicle rollover Tuesday

One person was killed and another injured following a single-vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of Leslie Street and Silver Sage Drive Tuesday evening.

Crime Corner

COPS: Man caught smuggling pills into jail

Car catches fire at recycling center

There were no injuries to report after Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services were called to extinguish a large fire at Pahrump Valley Recycling Wednesday morning.

Town not getting its share of sales tax

The issue of public safety took center stage for a while during this week’s Pahrump Town Board meeting.

Deputies on stress leave caught campaigning

Three Nye County Sheriff’s deputies who are supposed to be out on paid stress leave — they even reportedly filed worker compensation claims — were caught spending their time not relaxing or seeking treatment, but campaigning.

Nonprofit pitches housing program for homeless vets

Renewed efforts to reach out to local homeless veterans and their families came before the Pahrump Town Board this month.

Groundwater workshop set for June 4

A workshop where contentious issues can be brought out in the open and hopefully get past the emotional aspects is being planned by the Pahrump Groundwater Management Plan Advisory Committee at 2 p.m., June 4 at commission chambers.

Process for marijuana grow facilities up for debate

TONOPAH — The selection process for medical marijuana grow facilities and the dispensary will be up for discussion when Nye County Commissioners meet at commission chambers here at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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