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Clark County coroner takes over Nye autopsies

Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said it would be a seamless process taking over autopsies from medical examiner Dr. Rexene Worrell, but Worrell said Nye County sheriff’s deputies will now have to sign death certificates.

Man’s fifth felony nets 25 years in prison

A District Court judge sentenced a man to prison for a maximum term of 25 years last week for driving while under the influence of alcohol, his fifth felony conviction, after she determined him to be a habitual criminal.

Man returned from Louisiana on pot for pizza charge

A man who allegedly tried to pay his pizza delivery driver with marijuana in 2010 was back in court this week after failing to make any court appearances in the case for more than two years.

Probation revoked after man pens urine-soaked letter

A District Court judge sent one man to jail for a year after he reportedly violated the terms of his probation by attempting to leave the state without permission and sending a letter to Parole and Probation that was soaked in cat urine.

BARRICK TO REDUCE WORKFORCE IN NEVADA, UTAH

RENO (AP) — The world’s largest gold mining company has announced plans to reduce its workforce by 55 positions in Nevada and Utah through voluntary severance packages to certain employees.

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BLM oil and gas auction draws max bid of $125 per acre

RENO — The Blanco Company, based in Albuquerque, N.M., bid $200,000 for a 1,600-acre parcel, $125 per acre, in the last quarterly sale of oil and gas leases by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management this month.

Martial arts studio offers classes, boot camp for kids

People invest themselves in martial arts. Some participate to gain physical strength and balance. Some take classes for the self-defense aspect of it and some adopt the art as a way of life.

Calypso Night raises $2,500 for Meals on Wheels

A local program providing daily meals for the valley’s senior population received a financial boost this past weekend.

Burtenshaw reappointed chairman of PUC

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday announced that he has reappointed Pahrump native Alaina Burtenshaw to her post as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission.

In Brief

A Veterans Service Officer will be located at the Pahrump County Veterans Services Office, located at 1981 E. Calvada, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

How to impoverish a society

A couple of years ago one of my colleagues wrote a piece about how some families establish a “family night” on which parents and children have the evening meal together.

Raising taxes is what weak and lazy politicians do

Democrats love tax hikes because they mean more money for government to do more things. Conservatives loathe tax hikes because they mean more money for government to do more things. Philosophically-challenged Republicans vote for tax hikes because … well, they stand for nothing, so they’ll fall for anything.

County funds Yucca contracts

Nye County is still funding consultant work for the all-but-dead Yucca Mountain project. Last week commissioners renewed 21 contracts, while Senate Republicans in Washington, D.C. threatened to resurrect the project.

Spring Mountain horse gathers proposed

Major reductions in wild horse and burro numbers in the Spring Mountains could begin with gathers starting as early as October 2014, depending on space in holding facilities, to reduce numbers down to what the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service consider appropriate management levels, in a 10-year management plan under consideration.

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