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USFWS honors Devil’s Hole pupfish team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The nine-person, inter-agency Devil’s Hole pupfish team was honored as 2013 Recovery Champions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Southwest region for their work on helping revive the highly endangered fish.

Holiday mishaps keep PVFRS busy

Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services were kept busy this holiday weekend as it responded to three structure fires, a one-vehicle accident and more than 70 EMS calls across the valley.

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Ponderosa dairy seeks new 5-year waste water permit

AMARGOSA VALLEY — The Ponderosa Dairy applied for a permit with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to continue discharging dairy manure and process waste water into the surface and groundwater for another five years.

Half Price Lawyers to open satellite office

Everyone finds themselves in need of a little legal assistance on occasion, even if it’s just having someone review a contract and examine the fine print.

Police scanners silent as NCSO switches to digital

After more than eight years of planning, testing and improving radio communications within Nye County, the sheriff’s office officially switched over from analog to digital dispatch channels last week.

Holiday weekend slows early voting start

Turnout was slow on the first day of early voting Saturday at the Ian Deutch Government Complex on Basin Avenue, which an election worker blamed on the Memorial Day weekend.

Radioactive waste shipments to NNSS remain on hold

Planned shipments of enriched uranium from Oak Ridge, Tenn., to the Nevada National Security Site haven’t been scheduled, pending discussions with a governor’s working group, U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Manager for Environmental Management Scott Wade told the NNSS Site Specific Advisory Board Wednesday.

County to fill Amargosa, Tonopah board vacancies

While some people are seeking voter approval during this primary season, Nye County commissioners have been making recent appointments to fill vacancies on various boards.

Marshall pummels opponents in money race

Nye County sheriff’s candidate Rick Marshall raised and spent more money on his campaign than his next four rivals combined, with $31,670 in contributions and $32,891 in expenses, as of the May 20 filing period.

Desert View fills two board vacancies

Desert View Hospital announced last week that it appointed two new members to its board of directors.

Group launches recall effort against town board

The Nevada Supreme Court’s recent decision to disband the Pahrump Town Board at the end of the year does not go far enough for at least one group in Pahrump – they want the town board recalled immediately.

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