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Ex-school psychologist enters porn plea

TONOPAH — A former Nye County School District psychologist pleaded no contest in District Court on Tuesday and faces 10 years to life in prison for using a minor in the production of pornography.

Cracks in county’s Yucca support exposed

Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen Tuesday accused the Obama administration of breaking the law in not completing the licensing process for Yucca Mountain, but for once his pro-nuclear comments didn’t go unchallenged by fellow board members.

Willow Creek ruling against county

LAS VEGAS — Nye County was booted out of a bankruptcy settlement plan involving the defunct Willow Creek Golf Course Wednesday after a judge rejected objections raised by District Attorney Brian Kunzi over language that would have allowed park easements on some of the property.

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Housing juvenile offenders in Amargosa debated

Tom Metscher, the head of Nye County juvenile probation, admitted he crosses his fingers and toes every time juvenile offenders are transported on the long trip to the Don Goforth Juvenile Resources Center in Hawthorne 275 miles north on Highway 95.

Comments sought on nuclear waste shipments

Pahrump residents were invited to comment at a public meeting to discuss the transportation and storage of nuclear waste through Nevada at the Bob Ruud Community Center Wednesday evening.

First Brownfields class at halfway mark

Twenty-seven Nye County residents, many from Pahrump, are part of the first Brownfields Workforce training as it enters its third week.

Officials renew debate over road funding

Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen was able to persuade the board at the last meeting to allocate $500,000 to continue the chip seal program, but he couldn’t convince them Tuesday to allocate $1.3 million for paving a handful of streets.

Mexican national sentenced in meth trafficking

A man charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine into Pahrump earlier this year was fined $20,000 and sentenced to maximum of 14-and-a-half years in prison this week in District Court.

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Police arrested a couple over the weekend after the pair allegedly allowed two juvenile males to smoke marijuana in their presence.

Missing Pahrump woman found dead

A woman matching the description of a Pahrump resident who went missing last week has reportedly been found deceased in Las Vegas.

Schools host open houses tomorrow

The 2013 fall semester open house events for Hafen, Floyd and J. G. Johnson elementary school students will be held tomorrow from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

NCSD gets hopping ahead of Monday’s school start

With the beginning of school just days away, teachers and administrators in the Nye County School District (NCSD) are preparing for the return of more than 5,000 K-12 students next week.

‘Franken-tax’ from 2006 killed after 2-3 vote

Nye County commissioners failed to revive a 2006 sales tax hike Tuesday aimed at buttressing the finances of local public safety agencies.

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