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Son of sagebrush rebel details family battle to Congress

WASHINGTON — Wayne Hage Jr., whose family has battled federal agencies for more that two decades over water and property rights for its Monitor Valley ranch, told lawmakers Tuesday the fight outlived his parents and has cost millions of dollars with no end in sight.

VEA energizes new NNSS substation

Valley Electric Association this week energized the new “innovation substation” at the Nevada National Security Site, one of the improvements set out in a five-year, $61.6 million contract to provide electrical service awarded to the cooperative in 2012.

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Solar project agreements up for discussion

TONOPAH — Nye County commissioners will consider entering into an option to lease property at the Tonopah Airport for First Solar Development, LLC, the company that announced plans to build a 65-megawatt, photo voltaic project in Amargosa Valley, during a 10 a.m. meeting here Tuesday.

Heller predicts another budget showdown

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., predicted another showdown over the budget in three months, when Congress meets deadlines designed to end the last crisis that shut down most federal government functions for 17 days and almost led the country to default on its debts.

Sandoval to attend fundraiser at winery

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will be the guest of honor at a fundraiser for the Nye County Republican Party at the Pahrump Valley Winery tonight.

Appeal on Yucca decision denied

WASHINGTON — A federal court is standing by its decision that the government should resume license hearings for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.

Willow Creek plans get public airing

Several speakers spoke in favor of plans by Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada to spruce up the old Willow Creek golf course, though the Nevada Public Utility Commission Wednesday said the company couldn’t reopen it for golf.

Open enrollment period spotlights senior health plans

Although much of the recent media attention surrounding health care in the U.S. has been focused on the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, this is also an important time of year for seniors as the Medicare Open Enrollment period has begun and the elder population is looking at coverage options available in the coming year.

Crime Corner

COPS: Inmate breaks dishes at local jail, earns new charge

Judge frowns on man’s attempt to eat way out of jail

A Nye County Detention Center inmate who has been rushed to the hospital on several occasions after purposely ingesting plastic utensils and eyeglasses was denied a release from custody on his own recognizance last week by a District Court judge.

GHOST HUNTING 101: Tonopah’s tiniest ghost hunter gets lesson from pros

Halloween is upon us and soon all the little children will be coming out dressed in bright, colored costumes as ghosts, demons and ghouls of all kinds — with the exception of one young lady in Tonopah named Katherine Mizzi.

Safety tips for a happy Halloween

As local children and families prepare to celebrate the candy-filled Halloween holiday the National Crime Prevention Council has a few tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe as they enjoy the night.

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