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Shakeup under way for Beatty brothels

BEATTY — One brothel near this community of just over 1,000 people closed last summer, Bikini’s, while the owner of another, Angel’s Ladies, is scheduled to appear for a show cause hearing soon before the Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board.

Third person arrested in Silver Peak slaying

GOLDFIELD — A third suspect has been arrested in the July 2013 murder of a Silver Peak man after he allegedly lied to police about circumstances leading up to the victim’s disappearance.

Developer sentenced in Ponzi scheme

LAS VEGAS — Hans Seibt, a Pahrump developer accused of bilking hundreds of aging investors out of their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, was sentenced to a maximum 10 years in prison Wednesday.

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RPC OK’s path forward for medical pot facilities

The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission forwarded recommendations on medical marijuana to Nye County commissioners Wednesday, but deleted a prohibition on dispensaries in the bill.

DA’s Report

• Jennifer Lynn Cook was charged on Jan. 3 with offense involving stolen vehicle and obtaining or possessing credit card or debit card or identifying description of credit card, credit account or debit card without consent of cardholder.

Laff Factory changes hands, new cell phone company opens

The rumors have been flying regarding the transition of Heath’s Laff Factory and Heath Campbell said on his Facebook page that they are true, however, the broad-based statement didn’t cover any of the details.

Crossfit training is suitable for everyone

Are you one of those people who shirks going to the gym? Do you doubt your ability to go through a workout because your weight isn’t perfect. Do you manufacture excuses not to exercise — ‘I’m too old.’ ‘I can’t breathe well.’ ‘I can’t do physical fitness without support.’

County applies for $2 million in FAA grants

Nye County commissioners last week approved an application for more than $2 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to design improvements at county airports in Tonopah, Gabbs and Beatty.

Hearing held in local attorney’s animal abuse case

A local attorney’s motion to dismiss animal abuse charges against her was denied this week after a judge ruled her argument that the prosecution should not be allowed to amend their criminal complaint after the statute of limitations had passed was invalid.

AFL-CIO chief resumes attack on VEA

CARSON CITY — AFL-CIO state executive director Danny Thompson resumed an attack on Valley Electric Association Monday before a meeting of the Nevada Legislature’s energy committee.

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