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Motor sports ranch offers water system to county

During a special Nye County Commission conference call Wednesday morning, the board approved a resolution, to be drafted later, to acquire a water utility system at Spring Mountain Motor Sports Ranch.

DA’s Report

• Daniel Russell Burrows was charged on Dec. 27 with domestic battery, second offense.

Longtime PVHS teacher, coach dies

Pahrump Valley High School students and staff are mourning the loss of one of their own. Math teacher Steve Craighead passed away last Wednesday evening at home from a heart attack.

Cop popped pilfering pills from NCSO

A Nye County Sheriff’s sergeant was arrested Saturday morning after he was caught allegedly stealing 60 prescription pills from the sheriff’s office.

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Horsford taps Murray to be community liaison

Former Pahrump Town Board member Laurayne Murray has been named by U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., as his community liaison for Nye County, the congressman’s office announced last week.

Kingdom strip club initiative set to advance

The future of the Kingdom Gentleman’s Club at Homestead Road and State Route 160 may be determined by the Pahrump Town Board and Nye County commissioners.

Tough choices ahead for new water board members

Three new members of the Nye County Water District board attended their first meeting Monday, each had new perspectives and advocated new positions for the board that is supposed to deal with everything related to water.

Two hospitalized after hit by suspected drunk driver

Police took one man into custody over the weekend after he allegedly struck and injured two people on bikes while driving with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

Computer store expands space and services

The small business once best known for having “$99 computer deals” is again expanding its footprint. The Osborne family, owners of “Great Computer Deals,” located at 1190 E. Highway 372, #16, began selling computers four years ago at the weekend swap meet held in the location of the old Skate Zone on Calvada Boulevard. The venture has proved so successful, the owners have expanded the business model to keep up with consumer demand. Another expansion will debut to the public next month.

TV broadcast licenses sold, await transfer

For years, a battle for advertising dollars to support three television stations here has stretched the budgets of local businesses needing to get products and services out to the public. Two of those stations will go off the air as their licenses are transferred to new owners.

Town may hire code enforcement officer

Pahrump Town Board members considered the merits of hiring a code enforcement officer during last night’s regular board meeting.

DEVELOPING: NCSO sergeant busted in drug sting

A Nye County Sheriff’s sergeant was ensnared in a drug sting and arrested over the weekend after a subordinate became suspicious of the superior officer’s insistence that he be the one to book a bottle of pills into evidence.

Federal budget bill doesn’t fund PILT payments

The much heralded bi-partisan 2014 budget bill passed by Congress recently doesn’t include funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, in which the federal government attempts to reimburse counties for the property value of federally-managed land.

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