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Trout Canyon residents return home to no water

Though residents of Trout Canyon were allowed to return home Sunday following a mandatory evacuation caused by the Carpenter 1 fire, it was a bittersweet return as they were unsure whether there would be any running water in their community.

Carpenter wildfire reported 80 percent contained

The last of the evacuated residents forced from their homes by the Carpenter 1 fire will be allowed to return home today as firefighters have reached 80 percent containment on the more than 27,000-acre wildfire that began earlier this month.

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Wildfire burns ranch buildings, injures two

Bureau of Land Management officials have temporarily closed Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s scenic loop and trails as the Carpenter One fire moved into remote sections of the mountains this week, growing to a size of 27,968 acres by Thursday morning.

Exit Interview: Q&A with Bill Kohbarger

Outgoing Pahrump Town Manager Bill Kohbarger sat down with the Pahrump Valley Times this week for an exit interview. His last day on the job is today, though he says he will spend some Fridays and Saturdays helping the town’s new manager get up to speed. Kohbarger is leaving for a human resources position with the City of North Las Vegas.

Emails shed light on case against DeMeo

Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo and his attorney say several emails exchanged by officials in his office with the district attorney and other county officials prove there was no intent to violate Nevada law when the NCSO overspent its budget during the last fiscal year.

Commissioners to take up sales tax Tuesday

The Board of County Commissioners are set to vote on a bill to amend Nye County code to impose a half-cent sales tax increase to fund public safety.

RPC staff urges rejection of bumper boat plan

An apparent technical error prevented the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission from taking any action on several agenda items during its Wednesday evening meeting this week.

After new Contour report, project’s fate unclear

Pahrump Town Board members voted to accept a phase II interim report on Contour Entertainment’s “Adventure Springs” project slated for the Pahrump Fairgrounds facility.

Waste criteria for test site changed, draws ire

WASHINGTON — Rep. Dina Titus peppered the Department of Energy with more questions Wednesday about nuclear waste plans for its Nevada landfill.

Attack on Yucca funding foiled in House

WASHINGTON — A bid by Nevada lawmakers to attack funding for the Yucca Mountain Project was snuffed out Tuesday in the U.S. House.

Vegas to Reno race gets town’s blessing

BEATTY — Casey Folks, Director of Best in the Desert off-road racing, secured the blessing of the Beatty Town Advisory Board at its July 8 meeting for the 18th Annual Vegas to Reno race.

Crime Corner

One woman was arrested this week after she allegedly lied to police about a bank teller refusing to give her money she had withdrawn from her account.

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