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RPC torpedoes bumper boat attraction

A request for a conditional use permit to operate Big Splash Bumper Boat at 231 S. Frontage Rd. was torpedoed by the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission Wednesday, which rejected the application by a majority vote.

HOA takeover rumor addressed by board

Rumors, lies and innuendo within the community strangely enough got top billing during this week’s Pahrump Town Board meeting after the board voted to pull several major agenda items and revisit them later this month.

Stabbing suspect’s sister says she warned police

Police arrested a woman Tuesday morning after she allegedly broke into her ex-boyfriend’s home and stabbed him in the back.

New principal to head Pathways

The Nye County School District Pathways program has new leadership. The new principal is Karen Hills, who is the former principal at Amargosa Valley School.

$10,000 given to support Meals on Wheels

A generous donation by a local agency will help ensure that the Pahrump Senior Center’s homebound residents will remain nutritionally sated.

Band shell for Pahrump area park in works

TONOPAH — Local businesses have stepped up to contribute materials and labor to build a band shell at the Calvada Eye, Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen said last week, which is returning as a popular entertainment venue.

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Tropical Smoothie opens with a flurry

The anticipation is just about over as a brand new business will finally open its doors to the Pahrump community tomorrow morning.

Judges order Yucca licensing reboot

WASHINGTON — The decades-long controversy over burying high-level nuclear waste in Nevada was thrown back up in the air on Tuesday when a federal court ordered authorities to resume licensing for the once-proposed disposal site at Yucca Mountain.

Police discover Fleiss with 400 pot plants

A local celebrity apparently escaped jail last week after sheriff’s deputies discovered nearly 400 marijuana plants growing on her property.

Two arrested after Amargosa search uncovers drugs, guns

AMARGOSA — Two men were arrested last week after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found methamphetamine, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia on a property on West Amargosa Farm Road.

Man refuses plea deal after judge denies OR release

A man charged with battery and assault of an officer following a 2010 incident involving his probation officer pleaded not guilty again this week in court after he was denied a recognizance release from jail.

Free vision screenings for students

Parents who wonder why a child doesn’t seem to be meeting the learning curve of his classmates have the opportunity now through the end of September to find out if vision may be a part of the problem.

Unrestricted gaming license for new casinos will require hotel rooms

TONOPAH — Brandywine Bookmaking LLC, dba William Hill Race and Sports Book, will now run the sports books at all three Golden Gaming casino locations in Pahrump, after approval by the Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board last week.

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