weather icon Clear

Pave the way with a food donation; bar gets temporary liquor license

ABC Road Builders has been doing business in Pahrump for four years. The diversified company has offices in Nevada, Utah and California where it services residential, commercial and government accounts.

Owner Patrick Gorman said most of his services here consist of gravel driveways. “Over the years I’ve done a hundred driveways in Pahrump.”

Most recently, the company bid to pave the parking lot at Choice Hills Baptist Church on West Mesquite Avenue.

Pastor Carl England said against another local contractor, ABC Road Builders offered “twice the asphalt for about half the money.”

“I was pleased with the job they did and if I ever had another paving job, I’d use them again.”

Out of the business relationship, a benefit to community food resources has risen. Gorman said he’s planning on a rather novel food drive to benefit a local food bank. The beneficiary has not yet been decided.

Gorman said, “I’ll bring the asphalt, the community brings the canned food.”

The food drive will work to help residents as well.

“They bring a bucket, or I may have some, and I’ll fill it with asphalt for a non-perishable food donation.”

He said the paving mixture isn’t like the boiling hot, tar-soaked gravel you see on the big paving machinery working roadways.

“The mixture is formulated to be dumped in whatever hole you’re wanting to fill or fix. Then you run over it with the car to compact it.”

He said the company has done this type of food drive in Utah and it was very successful.

“We raised about $2,000 worth of food for the local food bank.

The event will take place “sometime around the first or second week in December.” He said an exact date hasn’t been determined but he intends to keep the public informed.

He said the event will be held at Choice Hills Baptist Church.

Draft Picks moving forward

When Wulfy’s Sports Lounge was sold to CRU Management from Costa Mesa, Calif., July 22, the business was allowed to continue serving alcoholic beverages under former owner Ray Wulfenstein’s retail liquor license.

The business was on the county commission meeting agenda Tuesday, and a temporary Retail Liquor License was granted to Bricos, LLC dba Draft Picks, pending the processing of an application for a permanent license.

The county is waiting for a copy of the health certificate and completion of the criminal investigation.

Temporary licensing has become a normal proceeding in recent months to avoid new licensees’ inability to service a big part of their business.

Laraine Harper, still serving as operations manager for the restaurant said although it has added a club sandwich and a steak to the menu, “it hasn’t changed much.” She said desserts will be added as well.

“A new sign will be going up shortly. The owners are just finishing up the new logo and as soon as that is decided, work will start on the sign,” Harper said.

Plans are in place to install additional TVs in the bar this week.

Harper said the company is working on getting its gaming license and she “hopes to have gaming soon,” but it normally takes at least four months or more to go through the licensing process.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Nevada awarded $16 million through HUD for homeless aid programs

Dozens of homeless assistance programs in Nevada will receive more than $16 million in federal grants with more than $13 million coming to Clark County.

Pahrump sophomore Tiffini Thompson taking on public speaking

Pahrump Valley High School sophomore Tiffini Thompson stood beside a very proud Bill Newyear, of the Pahrump Valley Lions Club, to pose for photos, a bright smile on both of their faces. The purpose of the pictures? To commemorate the moment following her win at the club level of the District 46 Lions Club Student Speakers Contest.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, Jan. 18 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $7 million.

Crab Fest returns to Pahrump Valley

Those who love to devour delectable fresh crab while supporting a valuable local nonprofit will want to move quickly, because Pioneer Territory Court Appointed Special Advocates will be hosting its 9th Annual Crab Fest fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 15.

2020 Census job fairs set for this week in Pahrump

The 2020 Census is just around the corner and the U.S. Census Bureau is gearing up for the enormous decennial undertaking.

Application period opens for rural development grants

Applications are being accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for grants that support businesses and jobs in rural Nevada. The Rural Business Development Grant has several uses to rural areas: technical assistance, training and other activities.

Pahrump chamber holds 2020 awards gala

Business and other leaders around Pahrump gathered for the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Installation and Awards Gala in mid-January.

Pahrump Podiatry gets new home, expanded space

Pahrump Podiatry moved to a new location in the fall of 2019, giving the group more than three times the space it was previously in.

Beatty hosts VFW mid-winter conference

About 170 people gathered in Beatty Jan. 10-12 for the Nevada Veterans of Foreign Wars mid-winter conference.

Nye sheriff’s office hosts Citizen Awareness Academy

About a half-dozen Pahrump residents set aside four hours of their time on Saturday, Jan. 11, in an effort to get answers to one simple question.