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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.

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.

Anytime Fitness changes owners, expands

One sign of improvement to the local economy is change and one business has joined the ranks of those moving into the future and attracting new and more technology savvy customers. Anytime Fitness, located at 70 S. Highway 160, Suite 105, is on the move with a new owner, new classes, a virtual trainer and more space.

Local restaurants get a revamp

There are several businesses making changes in Pahrump.

RSVP senior program seeks local funding boost

A local organization will have to wait a little while longer to learn if it will receive much needed additional funding from the town.

Kulkin announces bid for lieutenant governor

Pahrump Town Board member Harley Kulkin, who previously lost races for county commissioner and state assemblyman, confirmed he is running for lieutenant governor during a speech at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino Saturday night.

School district disciplinary actions down from last year

Discipline incidents among Nye County School District (NCSD) students are higher in the southern portion of the county than in the north according to recently released information from the 2012-13 school year.

Pumpkin Days raises $25,000 for disability group

The Pahrump Disability Outreach program raised about $25,000 this weekend at the fourth annual Pumpkin Days event to support children with disabilities and their families in the local community.

Mom struggles caring for baby burned in iron incident

Although he is all smiles and full of energy today, one five-month-old little boy’s outward appearance belies the trauma he recently suffered after his mother’s then-boyfriend left him unattended next to a hot iron.

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