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Wichman wants input on public lands transfer

Nye County Commissioner Lorinda Wichman, who represents a vast area of Nye County north of Pahrump, complained she hasn’t received any comments from county residents for the Nevada Land Management Task Force, which is studying how public lands controlled by the federal government could be transferred to the state.

Labor market picture fails to improve

An estimated 11.2 percent of Nye County workers were unemployed in October, according to the latest estimates from the Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), a slight uptick from September, but over one percentage point less than October 2012.

DA’s Report

• Randal Halterman was charged on Nov. 1 with assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery with use of a deadly weapon, and interception, interruption or delay of message sent over telephone line.

NCSD psychologist gets 10 years to life sentence

A former Nye County School District psychologist who was arrested on charges of producing child pornography earlier this year was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison this week in District Court.

Police say jail inmate raped another

An inmate at the Nye County Detention Center is being held on a new criminal charge after police say he allegedly sexually assaulted another inmate.

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Judge sentences man to prison in golf course police chase

A man that led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase through Mountain Falls in May was sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison this week for breaking into two homes while trying to elude police.

County gives $10,000 to keep RNDC office open

Nye County Commission Chairman Butch Borasky advised “don’t sell past the sale” when the Rural Nevada Development Corporation came asking for $10,000 to keep the Pahrump Small Business Development Center open. He copied an often used phrase by former Commissioner Joni Eastley.

Recall effort launched against Cox, Riches

A recall effort is underway to unseat two elected officials, one town and one county.

Man facing 8 life sentences found not guilty

A jury found a man charged in 2011 with sexually assaulting a young girl on multiple occasions not guilty of multiple offenses on Thursday.

County pitches in $17,000 for Tonopah court remodel

District Court officials dodged a bullet this time when the Mountain View Casino civil trial was settled, which Fifth District Judge Kimberly Wanker said would’ve tied up the courtroom in Tonopah for up to six months.

Groundwater management plan OK’d

The drafting of a Pahrump Basin groundwater management plan is so controversial, just the composition of the members drew a lengthy discussion at the Nye County Commission meeting Tuesday amid fears by some it will be dominated by local utility companies.

Two intersections to get four-way stops

Two more intersections will become four-way stops, Tim Carlo, district road supervisor told Nye County commissioners Tuesday.

Court nixes nuclear waste payments

WASHINGTON — No Yucca Mountain? No backup plan? Then the Department of Energy can’t force utility customers to pay into a construction fund for a nuclear waste repository that no longer is on the boards, a federal court ruled this week.

Feds to release Yucca safety evaluation

WASHINGTON — Responding to a court order but saying it is light in the wallet, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission set a limited course forward Monday to resume work on the Yucca Mountain project.

Crime Corner

COPS: Child nearly swallows heroin during drug raid

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