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Senior facility plans face new setback

It’s back to the drawing board for developers of a planned assisted care and senior housing facility on 4.72 acres at the northwest corner of Gamebird Road and Simmons Street.

Reaction to hiring Holecheck mostly positive

After the Pahrump Town Board voted to hire the former mayor of Mesquite, Susan Holecheck, as interim town manager, some local residents are not sure what to make of the decision — mainly because they don’t know much about Holecheck, who chose to leave her marketing coordinator position at Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite for the town manager position.

BLM holds 66,000 acres of Nevada for solar development

As part of President Obama’s plan to reduce carbon pollution and promote American-made clean energy sources, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced the withdrawal of lands identified for solar energy development in the West from new mining claims.

Be ‘Proactive’ about pest control

Part of Pahrump’s community feel are the many family-owned and operated businesses here, which support each other, and use good service and word-of-mouth advertising as an asset.

Bill Kohbarger ‘roasted’ in going away toast

Former Pahrump Town Manager Bill Kohbarger, whose final day on the job was Friday, was the “man of the hour” as several dozen guests attended his official send-off at Mountain Falls.

Trout Canyon residents return home to no water

Though residents of Trout Canyon were allowed to return home Sunday following a mandatory evacuation caused by the Carpenter 1 fire, it was a bittersweet return as they were unsure whether there would be any running water in their community.

Carpenter wildfire reported 80 percent contained

The last of the evacuated residents forced from their homes by the Carpenter 1 fire will be allowed to return home today as firefighters have reached 80 percent containment on the more than 27,000-acre wildfire that began earlier this month.

Youth homicide rate hits lowest mark in 30 years

The homicide rate for older children and young adults has hit its lowest point in at least three decades, but the decline has been slowing, according to a new government report.

Website Under Construction

This is a new website for the Pahrump Valley Times, which launched July 9. We are working on the known issues and will get them corrected as quickly as possible.

Former mayor named town manager

The former mayor of Mesquite was chosen to replace Bill Kohbarger as Pahrump’s interim town manager on Tuesday.

Wildfire burns ranch buildings, injures two

Bureau of Land Management officials have temporarily closed Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s scenic loop and trails as the Carpenter One fire moved into remote sections of the mountains this week, growing to a size of 27,968 acres by Thursday morning.

Exit Interview: Q&A with Bill Kohbarger

Outgoing Pahrump Town Manager Bill Kohbarger sat down with the Pahrump Valley Times this week for an exit interview. His last day on the job is today, though he says he will spend some Fridays and Saturdays helping the town’s new manager get up to speed. Kohbarger is leaving for a human resources position with the City of North Las Vegas.

Emails shed light on case against DeMeo

Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo and his attorney say several emails exchanged by officials in his office with the district attorney and other county officials prove there was no intent to violate Nevada law when the NCSO overspent its budget during the last fiscal year.

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