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Solar recycling project denied

Along with the boom in solar energy generation projects, solar recycling is becoming more prevalent, resulting in companies looking to expand their operations to accommodate the new industry. One company, i-Quest Inc., was hoping to bring its own operations to the Pahrump Valley but Nye County commissioners shot down the idea at the board’s most recent meeting.

GALLERY: Winners from this year’s 4th of July Parade

A special ceremony was held this week to bestow the awards upon those organizations that took home top honors in this year’s Fourth of July Parade, sponsored by the Pahrump Holiday Task Force in partnership with the Pahrump Disability Outreach Program.

GALLERY: Helen Keller Days raises $2k for local Federation of the Blind Chapter

The 2nd Annual Helen Keller Days took place with members of the Southern Nye County Chapter of the Federation of the Blind coming together with community supporters for an afternoon of fun and excitement, all in the name of fundraising.

 
Biden tests positive for COVID, shortens Vegas trip

President Joe Biden pulled out of a speech before the nation’s largest Latino organization after he tested positive for COVID-19.

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No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in Wednesday’s drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $18 million.

Hof bails out Liberace’s ex-lover

CARSON CITY (AP) — Liberace’s ex-lover is out of jail after a Lyon County brothel owner paid $15,000 to cover bail on identity theft charges.

Fight over Vegas pipeline plan heads back to court

RENO (AP) — A battle over a massive pipeline project to carry billions of gallons of water to Las Vegas from rural counties along the Nevada-Utah line is heading back to court this week.

Police: Repeat sex offender assaults girl, 9

A man arrested for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old girl while babysitting her last week reportedly told the girl’s mother “he shouldn’t have watched her child because he knew this would happen,” when confronted about the allegation.

Las Vegas company aims to start Pahrump taxi service

A second group will be applying for a permit to operate a taxi service in Pahrump. This time it’s a well-established Las Vegas company called Executive Coach and Carriage, which also plans to start up a shuttle service from Pahrump to Las Vegas.

Kohbarger resigns; headed to NLV

Pahrump Town Manager Bill Kohbarger announced Wednesday that he has accepted an administrative position in the human resources department with the City of North Las Vegas.

RPC turns down permit for Great Ape Experience

The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to deny a conditional use permit for James Casey and his Great Ape Experience, at 2721 Our Road.

Half-cent sales tax being reconsidered

Nye County commissioners will consider setting the date for a hearing on a bill to amend the Nye County Code imposing a one-half percent sales tax to fund public safety during a regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 2100 Walt Williams Dr. on the Calvada Eye.

Morales makes public plea ahead of landfill appeal

Construction company owner Rene Morales placed full page advertisements in two Pahrump newspapers this week to attract support for his proposal to open a construction landfill on Simkins Road, which will be heard Tuesday by the Nye County Commission.