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Local firefighters to hold MDA boot drive

Local residents will see a large presence of members from Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services (PVFRS) beginning today as the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Fill the Boot Drive kicks off today.

Zane disputes coercion claim in lawsuit

Nye County sheriff’s candidate Mark Zane said he was expressing his desire for transparency in attempting to clear up allegations in a lawsuit that he improperly was involved in evicting a woman from her property over a legal bill.

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PUC hears public comments on UICN

Nevada Public Utilities Commission Assistant Staff Counsel Jordan Pinjuv told the audience at commission chambers Wednesday the importance of commenting on the Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada integrated resource plan first, before they build the facilities and request more money for a rate increase later.

Gulley returns to NCSO; 7 deputies on ‘stress leave’

Longtime Nye County Sheriff’s Office volunteer Ben Gulley is back at work this week after nearly a month following his arrest April 22 alongside Assistant Sheriff Rick Marshall.

Area streets named in county chip seal program

The notice of proceed was given to Wulfenstein Construction this week to begin the annual Pahrump chip and fog seal program, which means work will begin within 10 days.

Facebook sting suspects in court

Three men arrested for allegedly trying to use the social media site Facebook to lure a 14-year-old female to meet them for sex earlier this year appeared in District Court this week to face charges in those cases.

33 locals earn degrees from Great Basin College

ELKO — Four hundred and fifteen students received degrees during Great Basin College graduation ceremonies at the Elko Convention Center last Saturday morning, including a record-high 33 Pahrump graduates.

Slew of medical pot ordinances passed

Nye County commissioners decided Monday not to limit the number of special use permits for medical marijuana establishments and also voted to defy a state law, allowing people to continue cultivating marijuana even if a dispensary opens within 25 miles.

Raceway debate turns into costly debacle

In the end it was Lorinda Wichman, the sole Nye County Commissioner from the north — a member of the audience said under public comment she shouldn’t even be voting on Pahrump matters — who cast the pivotal vote on whether the county should take possession of a $4.5 million water and sewer plant to serve Spring Mountain Motor Sports and use the effluent to water the Pahrump fairgrounds project.

Man jailed for 30 days after leaving toddlers in hot car

A man was sentenced to 30 days in jail followed by probation this week after prosecutors say he left his infant children in the car on a 97-degree day to go gambling.

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