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Carbone seeks extension of impact fee moratorium

Commissioner Frank Carbone Tuesday surprised fellow board member Lorinda Wichman with his motion to reimpose a moratorium on impact fees through the end of 2014, following a flurry of last minute building permit applications by developers trying to meet a six-month grace period.

DA’s Report

• Tim Charles Shelton was charged on Feb. 7 with sale or furnishing of alcoholic beverage to minor; aiding minor to purchase or procure alcoholic beverage.

Volunteers protest county dispatch closures

TONOPAH — Patty Winters read a statement on behalf of volunteer ambulance personnel from Beatty, Tonopah and Gabbs, under public comment Tuesday, asking county commissioners to hold off on closing the northern dispatch centers until the emergency radio system is proven.

County may allow pot dispensary in Pahrump

Nye County commissioners are considering a bill to repeal a previous medical marijuana zoning bill, so dispensaries would now be allowed in the Pahrump Regional Planning District and another bill allowing individuals to continue growing their own marijuana apparently in defiance of state law.

Dolan whines over town contract typos

At first glance, agenda item 12 appeared to be a mere formality for Pahrump Town Board members to discuss and approve during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting. It wasn’t.

County resolution backs Bundy

Tonopah Town Board member Horace Carlyle blasted Nye County commissioners for supporting anarchy, after heated discussions from the audience endorsing Clark County rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with federal authorities attempting to round up his cattle and supporting board resolutions.

Groundwater committee opposes bylaws

The chairman of the committee drawing up a groundwater basin management plan Tuesday opposed a request before the Nye County Commission to impose bylaws, even though members of his committee voted 5-1 against enacting bylaws on themselves.

Car wash fundraiser held for summer youth program

For parents who need a safe and fun venue for their kids during the summer, help is on the way.

Community picnic, egg hunt attract thousands

Families from across the valley flocked to two separate Easter celebrations this past weekend.

O’Donnell: NCSO should do more to recognize officers

Changes to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office policies on employee supervision, promotion and recognition for outstanding service are among the top items one sheriff’s candidate says he would implement if elected to office.

Eyebrows, questions raised over utility plan

Developers of Spring Mountain Motor Sports Ranch never faced opposition as they continued to expand and expand the exclusive driving club, but Libertarian-minded residents blasted commissioners Tuesday over previously approving a resolution, yet to be drafted, agreeing to take over a utility system racetrack owners planned to build.

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