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Late bills push NCSO over budget

TONOPAH — The Nye County Sheriff’s Office will still overspend its budget by at least $30,000 after the end of the 2012-13 fiscal year that ended July 1, despite an over $800,000 augmentation of its budget by county commissioners, Comptroller Susan Paprocki said Tuesday.

Fireworks fly over Willow Creek

TONOPAH — Nye County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to participate in the bankruptcy plan for Willow Creek Golf Course, including a $100,000 payment for permanent park easements on six of the 15 parcels being acquired by Utilities Inc.

Integrity Taxi goes the extra mile

The competition is on to provide Pahrump with local taxi service.

Town board coy on ‘Adventure Springs’ future

After the Pahrump town board voted last month to accept the latest report on the “Adventure Springs” project, it still remains to be seen what the final fate of the proposed tourist attraction will be.

Tucson murder suspects appear in local court

Three suspects arrested in Tonopah in connection with the murder of an elderly couple in Tucson, Ariz., last week appeared in Pahrump Justice Court Monday after Arizona authorities requested they be extradited back to their home state to face charges there.

Award-winning author, PVHS grad hosts workshop for teens

Last May, when national award-winning author Claire Vaye Watkins visited Pahrump Valley High School and attended some 45 different classes to recruit students for a summer writing workshop, she was struck by one consistent theme — “Almost every single time I said that I grew up in Pahrump, someone would respond with ‘I’m sorry’,” Watkins says.

Deputy to jurors: ‘I was sure that I was shot’

Testimony in the trial of a man involved in a June 2012 shootout with two Nye County Sheriff’s deputies on Manse Road continued this week as officers involved testified about their roles in the case.

Judge jails man for interrupting bench trial

One man found himself back in jail this week on a contempt of court charge after he became argumentative and disruptive during his bench trial in Pahrump Justice Court.

Water district seeks $30,000 for nitrate testing

The Nye County Water District took a major step forward this week in addressing the issue of nitrates contained in commercial and residential wells in the region.

Holecheck reflects on busy first week

Interim Pahrump Town Manager Susan Holecheck’s first week on the job was literally a stormy one.

Six DVH ER nurses complete pediatric care training

Desert View Hospital has recently made another move to increase the level of detailed care pediatric patients receive in its emergency room with the further certification of several full-time nurses through the Emergency Nurses Association.

Back to school health fair next week

Desert View Hospital is preparing to host the annual Back-to-School Health Fair in the coming week, giving community families access to no-cost health services as their children prepare to begin the new school year.

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