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In Brief

Inspirations Senior Living plans to host an All-American picnic this Saturday in their community dining room located at 1554 S. Java. Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Motorcyclist strikes SR160 guardrail, dies

A 24-year-old man from Las Vegas was killed Sunday evening following a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on State Route 160 in the area of Mountain Springs.

New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer

An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they’ve removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use knives that heat tissue as they cut, producing a sharp-smelling smoke. The new knife analyzes the smoke and can instantly signal whether the tissue is cancerous or healthy.

Local attorney sues county over pet ordinance

A local attorney has filed a complaint against Nye County and its animal control department after she said she was intimidated and harassed by one of the agency’s officers over a county ordinance enacted last year limiting the number of dogs and cats a homeowner can have without a permit.

Woman who set fire to home arrested, charged and released

The former owner of a local horse rescue was arrested this week on charges of animal cruelty and first degree arson after she allegedly set her foreclosed home on fire, killing 17 of her pets.

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.

Crime Corner

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.

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