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Tourism board gets $340,000 to market town

The Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council will embark on a number of different projects to promote tourism in the area thanks to the Pahrump Town Board.

Environmental jobs training classes begin July 23

Thanks to a grant awarded to Nye County by the Environmental Protection Agency and administrated by the Nye Communities Coalition Training Program, no-cost environmental jobs training classes are being offered beginning with orientation on July 23 at the coalition campus, 1021 E. Wilson Road.

DA Reports

• Kenneth Edward Baltutat was charged on July 4 with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Two men were arrested last week after one of them reportedly tried to start a fight with a homeowner on Pluto Street by throwing a shoe through his window.

Local vets to honor women who served

Some local veterans are making plans to honor the service of female veterans in the community.

Judge tells man to pay for totaled stolen car

A man convicted of stealing an elderly couple’s car and totaling it while intoxicated last October was sentenced to five years probation this week in District Court.

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If the sheriff felt like he could not furlough his deputies, which is a dubious claim, he could have laid off personnel to fit within the spending limits set by the board. … I certainly was frustrated by an attitude that what is good for the goose is not good for the gander. You cannot accidentally overspend by $1.2 million.”

Moon tests new prosthetic at Badwater

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. — The AdventureCorps Badwater Ultra-marathon race is the hardest race on Earth when a runner has two legs. Chris Moon does it on one. He started running the race after he suffered a tragic accident where he lost his right arm and his right leg in Mozambique in 1995.

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If we can find reasons for doing what we do, we can always get through it. When you come to this place it is an incredible challenge in an astonishing place. I think for me this is a moment of not wanting to be beat by the badness of life.”

$500,000 earmarked for new radios

The Board of County Commissioners approved up to $500,000 for the purchase of 50 new digital radios this week as the Information Technology Department begins to implement the first phase of switching over to a digital system for all emergency departments in the county.

IN PROFILE: Tom McGrath

BACKGROUND: “I started in the food and beverage business by training to become a chef at the Culinary Institute in New York. I worked for Emeril Lagasse at Delmonico in Las Vegas before becoming executive chef for the steakhouse at the Hard Rock and later Fix in the Bellagio.”

17 dogs die when foreclosed homeowner sets fire to house

A fire that sent one person to the hospital and claimed the lives of 17 pets on North Murphy Street Friday evening appears to have been intentionally set by the homeowner, according to a preliminary investigation in the case.

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