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Tougher planning regulations approved

Nye County Commission Chairman Dan Schinhofen Tuesday said property owners outside a utility service area could still subdivide residential lots smaller than five acres if they dig a community well, as commissioners approved tougher planning regulations designed to reduce future water demand.

Yucca funding legislation re-introduced

WASHINGTON — Late spring means short sleeves, schoolchildren preparing for summer vacation, and the annual push by Yucca Mountain supporters in Congress to revive the dormant nuclear waste project.

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VEA hires executive vice president of energy systems

Valley Electric Association, Inc. announced last week the organization has hired Chris Brooks, a well-established leader in Nevada’s renewable energy industry, to serve as VEA’s executive vice president of energy services.

New businesses offer unique services to community

Two new businesses have joined the owner-operated selection of small establishments which make up most of Pahrump’s economy.

Zane swept northern vote in last week’s primary

Mark Zane, a former undersheriff under Harold “Stick” Davis, finished ahead in the sheriff’s race in northern Nye County, according to a canvass of election day voting.

County to ship juvenile offenders to Clark County facility

County commissioners may have been reluctant to house juvenile offenders with more seasoned criminals in Las Vegas, but they bit the bullet Tuesday and decided to approve a contract with Clark County for temporarily housing them at Zenoff Hall.

Commission sets medical pot fees

County commissioners Tuesday approved a bill reducing the fee for initial applications for a medical marijuana dispensary from $30,000 to $15,000, after a last-ditch attempt by Commissioner Frank Carbone to lower the fees even farther to $4,000.

10 attend workshop on public lands acquisition

The hue and cry has arisen throughout rural Nevada for years about the 87 percent of federal land in the state, but only 10 people were interested in a Monday workshop in Pahrump about the workings of a Nevada Land Management Task Force plan to transfer some of it to the state.

Town, county’s insurance premiums drop

Wayne Carlson, the executive director of the Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool (POOL/PACT), delivered some welcome news to the Town of Pahrump on Tuesday.

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