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Oscarson: Would you like fries with that public service?

Although Assemblyman James Oscarson generally spends his days serving the public by representing their interests in the Legislature, he spent Thursday morning serving them in another way — pouring coffee at McDonald’s as part of the restaurant’s Green for Grads fundraiser.

Johnnie mines donated to museum

The Pahrump Valley Museum has received a lot of donations of historical artifacts over the years, but none probably as large as the donation of four mines in Johnnie by the Bunker family back in November.

Judge grills public administrator over estate’s mishandling

Fifth District Judge Kimberly Wanker questioned Public Administrator Falkon Finlinson about $44,000 paid to employees of his department during the handling of the Gary Timmerman estate, during a hearing March 18.

Surprise honor bestowed on female veteran, 93

This past Saturday was supposed to be just another day for Pauline Pavlick.

Amargosa solar plant to be larger

The proposed photo voltaic solar project planned on 745 acres of private land west of Powerline Road in Amargosa Valley could be generating 110 megawatts instead of 65 megawatts as first proposed.

VEA to hold event-filled membership meeting

Valley Electric Cooperative Association will hold its annual membership meet with all the the fanfare, raffle drawings and updated project information.

Hope Cancer Care celebrates third year in Pahrump

As the third anniversary of Hope Cancer Care of Nevada opening in Pahrump passes this month, co-founder Dr. Raja Mehdi said he wants patients to know they have a choice when it comes to where they receive their cancer treatment.

Construction of basketball courts underway in Simkins Park

The quiet neighborhood in the area of Simkins Park is abuzz this week with bulldozers and work crews as the construction of basketball courts got underway at the site.

Basin panel endorses bigger parcels

The committee drawing up a plan to manage the Pahrump groundwater basin Monday voted 6-1 to endorse a plan to restrict future subdividing of residential parcels outside utility service areas to five-acre lots or larger, joining the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission and Nye County Water District board.

Pilkington responds to name change accusation

Nye County Public Administrator candidate Bob Pilkington responded this week to accusations he changed his name to avoid paying child support and belonged to a notorious motorcycle gang.

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