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Cox, Carbone vote against another drug grant

Nye County commissioners Frank Carbone and Donna Cox Tuesday voted against applying for a U.S. Department of Justice grant that would pay sheriff’s deputies overtime for highway drug interdiction and won’t require any county money.

Letter to BLM: Come get these wild horses

TONOPAH — Nye County commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to send a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management protesting the overpopulation of wild horses in Little Fish Valley and North Stone Cabin Valley.

County awards chip seal contract

TONOPAH — Nye County commissioners Tuesday awarded a $628,308 contract to Wulfenstein Construction to chip seal 15.4 miles of roads in Pahrump.

DA’s Report

• Shane Marie Kiley was charged on April 11 with unlawful trespass upon land.

Vets protest county brothel fees grab

An ordinance scooping up brothel fees designated for veterans services into the general fund drew protests Tuesday from local veterans and the manager of the Chicken Ranch brothel.

Juveniles spark two house fires

Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services responded to two house fires this weekend that were both allegedly started by juveniles playing with flammable materials.

Devil’s Hole pupfish numbers rebound

FURNACE CREEK, Calif. – Scientists were cautiously optimistic during the annual Devil’s Hole Workshop here Thursday about the Devil’s Hole pupfish population.

Matson claims she made office ‘sexy’

Nye County Assessor Shirley Matson livened up a Republican Party Central Committee candidate night Friday with claims she made the assessor’s office “sexy” again, and that she had been the target of a character assassination campaign during the last three years.

Cowboy steakhouse planned in Stagestop restaurant space

Everyone in Pahrump is familiar with the popular “Mom’s Diner” owned by Larry Chumley and located in Copper Springs Mall on State Street. The restaurant has been open for about six years and became so popular, Chumley contracted a massive renovation to add space to the dining room.

Caudle claims groundwater board a sham

Nye County Commission District 5 candidate Dave Caudle resigned from the new Pahrump Groundwater Management Plan Advisory Committee last week, issuing a scathing statement suggesting the board was merely a rubber stamp. He also complained of plans for a valleywide utility company.

Participants sought for disaster training program

An agency that would assist first responders in the event of a major disaster is seeking local participants.

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