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Ex-cop sentenced over naked desert romp

A former Nye County Sheriff’s deputy who was arrested last year for absconding from parole and fabricating a story about being abducted after he was found wandering naked in the desert area of Wheeler Pass Road was sentenced to six months in jail followed by probation last week.

Action on parcel map changes deferred

Nye County commissioners on Tuesday modified changes that were originally supposed to speed up approval of development projects. Three changes to county code were proposed, including lifting limits on permits for fireworks stores. But they deferred action on the most controversial change, requiring minimum five-acre lot sizes for single-family residences, to a new Pahrump groundwater basin management committee.

Reid, Heller announce sage grouse plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nevada senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller jointly released a discussion draft of the Nevada Sagebrush Landscape Conservation and Economic Development Act, designed to conserve sage grouse habitat in the Silver State while providing economic development opportunities to industries and local governments.

Town sets sights on profitable rally

Exactly six months from today, local residents, town officials and area businesses will learn if a Pahrump sponsored motorcycle rally was worth the effort.

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Ceramics studio is ‘All Fired Up’

Small businesses are always opening here. Some of them don’t succeed, while others do. One successful approach comes with an attempt to fill a niche market where the business offers a services not in competition with the bigger box retailers — even the ones in Las Vegas.

Bill introduced to transfer land for college

WASHINGTON — A proposal to convey 285 acres near Carpenter Canyon Road and Highway 160 just outside Pahrump as a Great Basin College campus was included with a bill granting special status to thousands of acres containing prehistoric artifacts north of Las Vegas that advanced in Congress on Thursday.

Weather cooperates for annual bird count

AMARGOSA VALLEY — Seventeen volunteers took part in the 19th Annual Christmas Bird Count at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Dec. 15, serving as citizen scientists joining tens of thousands of volunteers as part of the National Audubon Society’s 114th Annual Christmas Bird Count.

Board votes to dump fireworks producer

The Pahrump Town Board put safety first for next year’s Fourth of July celebrations at Petrack Park.

Man arrested on felony lewdness charges

Police took one man into custody last week after they received a report that he had allegedly molested two girls under the age of 14 sometime between 2010 and 2011.

Suit fails to thwart well contract

Nye County commissioners Tuesday awarded a $98,800 contract to Great Basin Drilling for a 600-foot deep, 10-inch diameter agricultural well at the Calvada Eye, despite a lawsuit filed by Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada.

Gas prices drop ahead of holidays

Gasoline prices in Pahrump dropped below $3 per gallon Wednesday, with both the Terrible’s Country Store at Highway 160 and Calvada Boulevard and the Rebel station at Basin Avenue and Highway 160 posting prices of $2.99 per gallon for regular unleaded gas.

NCSO to spend more on radios

Nye County commissioners approved a $264,861 contract with Motorola Tuesday for a lease purchase of 35 digital portable radios and 50 high power mobile radios for the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

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