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Life sentence handed down in 2011 slaying

The man convicted of the murder and attempted murder of two individuals at a home on Donner Street in 2011 was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday by the same jury that convicted him.

FAA airport grant, fireworks contract debated

The Pahrump town board finally got to revisit some items tabled during its last meeting earlier this month.

County considers land swap for assisted living facility

A three-story, assisted living and independent senior housing facility that was described as a good project in the wrong location at 780 W. Gamebird Road, may still take shape on six acres of county-owned land on Calvada Boulevard, just west of Dandelion Street.

Pave the way with a food donation; bar gets temporary liquor license

ABC Road Builders has been doing business in Pahrump for four years. The diversified company has offices in Nevada, Utah and California where it services residential, commercial and government accounts.

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County’s Yucca lawyer goes on warpath

WASHINGTON — The legal war over Yucca Mountain resumed with force on Friday with a demand that the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission recuse herself or be disqualified from the agency’s about-to-resume work on the proposed nuclear waste repository.

These students aced the CRTs

What’s a perfect score on an “intelligence” test? It’s not just an A or an A+ but literally every answer known and marked perfectly on the answer sheet. Nye County students from third to eighth grades were awarded medals of accomplishment for those scores by Nye County School Superintendent Dale Norton and the Nye County School District Board of Trustees on Aug. 13.

Mountain Valley announces new internist

A doctor with experience in starting her own medical practice, ER and working as a medical director for an insurance company said she is ready to get back to seeing patients as she joins the physician group at Desert View Hospital.

Ex-school psychologist enters porn plea

TONOPAH — A former Nye County School District psychologist pleaded no contest in District Court on Tuesday and faces 10 years to life in prison for using a minor in the production of pornography.

Cracks in county’s Yucca support exposed

Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen Tuesday accused the Obama administration of breaking the law in not completing the licensing process for Yucca Mountain, but for once his pro-nuclear comments didn’t go unchallenged by fellow board members.

Recall proposal compared to ‘Chicago-style politics’

Nye County Commissioner Frank Carbone quietly withdrew his request to recall four members of the Nye County Water District Board after hearing accusations that included he was practicing Chicago-style politics.

Willow Creek ruling against county

LAS VEGAS — Nye County was booted out of a bankruptcy settlement plan involving the defunct Willow Creek Golf Course Wednesday after a judge rejected objections raised by District Attorney Brian Kunzi over language that would have allowed park easements on some of the property.

Housing juvenile offenders in Amargosa debated

Tom Metscher, the head of Nye County juvenile probation, admitted he crosses his fingers and toes every time juvenile offenders are transported on the long trip to the Don Goforth Juvenile Resources Center in Hawthorne 275 miles north on Highway 95.

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