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New hotel to go in near Gold Town

Representatives of Holiday Inn Express have applied for a conditional use permit to construct a 103-room hotel on Highway 160 just down the street from Gold Town Casino.

Officials pessimistic about fed lands grab

The Nevada Land Management Task Force was established under Assembly Bill 227 during the last session of the state legislature with the ambitious goal of recommending how federal land, which comprises 84 percent of the state, would be transferred to the state.

DA charges 2 with elderly abuse after Sept. 7 incident

Two people were charged with abusing and isolating an elderly woman last week after they allegedly failed to assist her in getting out of bed and did not allow a home health care worker to visit the woman to check on her.

DA’s Report

• Clayton Andrew Walker was charged on Dec. 10 with abuse of an older person, neglect of an older person, isolation of an older person.

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COPS: Man arrested in road rage incident

Woman sent to jail for swindling elderly couple

A woman charged in March with stealing more than $60,000 from a local elderly couple was sentenced to do jail time Monday.

Commissioners approve StormReady preparedness program

A plan to be better prepared when severe weather strikes Nye County was approved by commissioners this month.

More details sought on $400,000 NCSO training facility

Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo didn’t get an early Christmas present with the approval of a $401,600 simulated training facility, as county commissioners Tuesday poked more holes in the proposed contract than a well-worn target.

UICN sues county over proposed well

Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada filed a lawsuit against Nye County last week seeking damages in excess of $20,000 after the company claimed the county violated a service contract with the private water and sewer utility.

Audit shows better accounting

Accountant Dan McArthur sitting in a chair in front of Nye County commissioners in December instead of in May, delivering the annual audit report for a fiscal year that ended July 1, is a good sign.

RV resort garners top honors

Lakeside’s RV facility has always been a popular spot for snowbirds. The grounds are manicured, free of debris and the amenities allow for outdoor entertainment.

Tonopah hospital files Chapter 11

Nye Regional Medical Center, a non-profit hospital in Tonopah, reportedly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday.

Man sentenced to 13 years in child sex case

A 22-year-old man arrested in June was sentenced to a maximum of 13 years in prison Monday for engaging in sexual relations with at least three minors.

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