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Man suffers medical episode while driving

Emergency responders had to remove a man from his truck this week after he apparently suffered a medical episode behind the wheel, causing him to lose consciousness and his vehicle to stall in the roadway near the intersection of highways 160 and 372.

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Right of way needed for Homestead upgrade

The Regional Transportation Commission voted Tuesday to ask a property owner of a long, one-block section on the west side of Homestead Road between Jeane Avenue and Manse Road across from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, to donate right of way to continue widening and improving the road south.

DA’s Report

• Krystle Mari Hopkins was charged on Feb. 25 with possession of a controlled substance.

Crime Corner

COURTS: Man pleads no contest to attempted child sex assault

Jail inmate stabs self in head with pencil

A Nye County Detention Center inmate awaiting sentencing in a drug trafficking case could be facing new charges after he allegedly fought with deputies when they attempted to stop him from hurting himself over the weekend.

County splits parcels for assisted living center

The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission Wednesday allowed Nye County to split a 12.15-acre parcel at 1571 E. Calvada Blvd. into two parcels, where developers plan to build a three-story, 178-unit, assisted living and independent senior housing facility on the west parcel, but now may have to consider the adjacent east parcel.

Former chief deputy challenges Merlino for clerk position

Former Nye County Chief Deputy Clerk Sheila Winn is challenging her former boss, long-time County Clerk Sam Merlino in the 2014 election.

VEA: No rate hike until at least 2018

Valley Electric Association officials promised to return capital credits this December and keep rates steady until at least 2018, during the District 1 board meeting at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino Tuesday night.

Town hires code compliance officer

The Pahrump Town Board welcomed a new staff member this week by hiring Kevin Harper as the town’s new code enforcement officer.

DVH Foundation tees up for charity

Despite blustery conditions, event organizers said the first annual Desert View Hospital Foundation charity golf tournament at Mountain Falls last week was a success.

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