weather icon Clear

Pahrump-area motorists advised to watch out for wild horses

There’s a group endangering themselves and other area residents along parts of South Highway 160.

Those involved are wild horses.

Nye County Animal Control Officer Levi Gregory responded to the area of Highway 160, south of Calvada Boulevard, just after 11:30 a.m., Dec. 30.

Gregory said motorists need to be aware that the equines can unexpectedly dart into the roadway at any time, be it day or night.

“My simple advice would be just to beware of the wild horses who are free grazing,” he noted. “All we try to do is keep them off the highway.”

Additionally, Gregory noted that both wild horses and burros are typically spotted on the far north end of town throughout the year, but recently the animals have been grazing on the south end of the valley.

“This is a new group of horses, probably out of Trout Canyon through the winery area,” Gregory said. “So they are closer to Highway 160 and Homestead Road. People need to be careful between Homestead Road and Calvada Boulevard. We just try to shoo them off the highway and get them to where they can safely graze. I’d like to see them out in the desert area to graze, but they seem to want to come up here a little closer to the highway and obviously it’s not good for them or the motorist, because obviously motorists and horses don’t mix well.”

Back in November, Pahrump fire crews were dispatched for a report of a vehicle striking and killing an elk along South Highway 160 in the area of Osky Street.

The occupants of the vehicle were not injured.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
DEBRA J. SAUNDERS: Donald Trump and the company he keeps

The president took strong decisive action in killing Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani in January, but he undercuts his credibility by associating with disreputable people.

New Clown Motel owners carrying on its legacy

Hame Anand has been collecting clowns for a while. His big moment came when he purchased the famous Clown Motel in Tonopah in April of 2019.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, Jan. 22 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $8 million.

Nye County hosts 5th Annual Social Services Fair

Connecting the community with the services and resources available locally was the goal of the day on Thursday, Jan. 16 when Nye County Health and Human Services hosted its 5th Annual Social Services Fair.

Top staffers at state dental board fired for the second time

The Nevada Board of Dental Examiners finalized the termination of its executive director and general counsel and are looking for replacements to head the agency.

Community comes together for All People’s Luncheon

The 17th Annual All People’s Luncheon brought community members from all walks of life together for an event hosted in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, while simultaneously raising money to benefit local students through the event’s sponsoring organization, the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Foundation of Pahrump.

New welcome signs in the works for Pahrump

Pahrump currently welcomes visitors and thanks them for traveling to the valley with a series of signs placed along two highways and one major road entering and exiting the town, signs that have been in place for nearly 15 years now and are in need of replacement.

Blasting scheduled in mountain pass

Pahrump residents who plan on driving into Las Vegas along State Route 160 late Monday morning should expect delays.

Pahrump’s Flood Insurance Rate Map to see changes

Nye County, the Nevada Division of Water Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Region IX are teaming up to host a public workshop to provide information on pending revisions to the Flood Insurance Rate Map.