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Q&A with Diane Wrightman, GBC’s Pahrump director

Diane Wrightman, director of Great Basin College’s Pahrump campus, said about the new school year, “Graduation starts today.” That means from the time a student registers, plans a two- or four-year curriculum and starts attending classes, they’re on the road to their graduation.

Animal control investigates conditions at rescue

Nye County Animal Control officers launched an investigation into a local nonprofit animal shelter after receiving a report about poor conditions at the facility.

Inmate letter writer gets $350 in NCSO suit

A settlement reached earlier this year between the sheriff’s office and a former inmate have led to changes in the county inmate mail policy.

Man invokes 1863 treaty in hangar fight

A man who claims he owns one of three hangars at Tonopah’s tiny airport will be in District Court Monday in an effort to keep Nye County from taking possession of the property.

Board approves Holecheck contract

Tuesday’s Pahrump Town Board meeting set an unofficial record as being the shortest regular meeting of the year so far.

1,400 CCWs issued in Nye so far this year

Between April and May of this year, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office brought in more than $50,000 in application fees for concealed weapons permits, yet none of those funds stayed with the department.

BMW, Mercedes Benz test new cars in Death Valley

BEATTY — It happens every year. Residents and visitors to the Beatty area start seeing a lot of identical cars, some covered with strange squiggly patterns (to frustrate automotive paparazzi), and for a few weeks every summer Beatty becomes sort of a little Germany.

DA Reports

• Lucas Benford was charged on July 18 with offer, attempt, or commission of unauthorized act(s) relating to controlled substance, first offense.

Crime Corner

Police took one man into custody over the weekend after he allegedly tried to run from them following a report of domestic battery at a home on the south-end of town.


Pahrump Chapter 15 of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) meetings will resume the third Tuesday of the month in August and monthly thereafter and will be held in a new meeting place at the Nye Coalition facility (Oasis Outreach Center.)

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