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Cox interrogates cop on drug grant

TONOPAH — The sheriff’s Scorpion Narcotics Task Force will continue to sting area drug dealers for another year, thanks to a $104,940 federal grant.

Judge blasts lawyers over Willow Creek

LAS VEGAS — A federal bankruptcy judge blasted attorneys involved in the Chapter 11 case of Caldera P&G Wednesday after a plan confirmed in June over how to divide the defunct Willow Creek Golf Course nearly unraveled due to disagreements between Nye County and Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada.

Man goes missing days before 40th birthday

TONOPAH — An extensive search is underway in Esmeralda County and surrounding areas for a man who went missing shortly after taking a new job and moving to Silver Peak.

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$500,000 approved for chip seal program

TONOPAH — Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen Tuesday persuaded fellow board members to take $500,000 from the Payment Equal to Taxes capital projects endowment fund for a chip seal program.

Crews still clearing flood debris from area roads

Nearly two weeks after a summer monsoon swept through the valley, road crews are still busy clearing local roadways of dirt and debris.

Meet the legendary John Moss

Captain John Moss was amazing. He was an explorer, mountain man, fur trapper, and prospector for minerals. He found more good mines than anybody I’ve heard of and at times did well financially on his discoveries.

CRIME CORNER

Two people were arrested following a traffic stop last week when it was discovered the driver was allegedly intoxicated and had a pair of brass knuckles in his possession the passenger claimed belonged to him.

DA’s Report

• Raymond Lee Abernathy was charged on July 31 with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Missing driver found wandering desert

A 40-year-old man was rescued by Southern Nye County Search and Rescue teams Monday after he had reportedly been lost in the desert since the previous morning.

Man jailed on traffic case after contempt charge

One man was sentenced to 55 days in jail this week on several traffic-related offenses following a bench trial in the case, which was continued after he was found in contempt of court last week.

VEA unveils plans for new Pahrump facility

Valley Electric Association (VEA) has plans for a major expansion and renovation of their facility located on Highway 372.

Biker guilty of murder attempt on deputy

Jurors reached a guilty verdict on Monday in the trial of a biker involved in a June 2012 shootout with police.

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