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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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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.

Crime Corner

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.

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