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Fireworks fly over Willow Creek

TONOPAH — Nye County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to participate in the bankruptcy plan for Willow Creek Golf Course, including a $100,000 payment for permanent park easements on six of the 15 parcels being acquired by Utilities Inc.

Pahrump has authentic Chicago dogs and a ‘Nevada Treasure’

Horizon Market is back at its location at 840 E. Highway 372, after the lease expired for L. J.’s Market, and the convenience store is celebrating the addition of Chicago Style Dogs with a grand opening Aug. 9 and 10.

Integrity Taxi goes the extra mile

The competition is on to provide Pahrump with local taxi service.

Town board coy on ‘Adventure Springs’ future

After the Pahrump town board voted last month to accept the latest report on the “Adventure Springs” project, it still remains to be seen what the final fate of the proposed tourist attraction will be.

Tucson murder suspects appear in local court

Three suspects arrested in Tonopah in connection with the murder of an elderly couple in Tucson, Ariz., last week appeared in Pahrump Justice Court Monday after Arizona authorities requested they be extradited back to their home state to face charges there.

Award-winning author, PVHS grad hosts workshop for teens

Last May, when national award-winning author Claire Vaye Watkins visited Pahrump Valley High School and attended some 45 different classes to recruit students for a summer writing workshop, she was struck by one consistent theme — “Almost every single time I said that I grew up in Pahrump, someone would respond with ‘I’m sorry’,” Watkins says.

Deputy to jurors: ‘I was sure that I was shot’

Testimony in the trial of a man involved in a June 2012 shootout with two Nye County Sheriff’s deputies on Manse Road continued this week as officers involved testified about their roles in the case.

Judge jails man for interrupting bench trial

One man found himself back in jail this week on a contempt of court charge after he became argumentative and disruptive during his bench trial in Pahrump Justice Court.

Water district seeks $30,000 for nitrate testing

The Nye County Water District took a major step forward this week in addressing the issue of nitrates contained in commercial and residential wells in the region.

Holecheck reflects on busy first week

Interim Pahrump Town Manager Susan Holecheck’s first week on the job was literally a stormy one.

Six DVH ER nurses complete pediatric care training

Desert View Hospital has recently made another move to increase the level of detailed care pediatric patients receive in its emergency room with the further certification of several full-time nurses through the Emergency Nurses Association.

Back to school health fair next week

Desert View Hospital is preparing to host the annual Back-to-School Health Fair in the coming week, giving community families access to no-cost health services as their children prepare to begin the new school year.

DA Reports

• Angelique Kelli Ball was charged on July 24 with offer, attempt, or commission of unauthorized act(s) relating to controlled substance, first offense.

Crime Corner

A man on a scooter was arrested last week after 13 grams of methamphetamine were allegedly found on his person during a traffic stop.

Motion reveals Willow Creek impasse

A motion filed in federal bankruptcy court in Las Vegas last week suggests that county officials are holding up a potential settlement deal involving the defunct Willow Creek Golf Course.

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