weather icon Clear

Sentencing in Nye animal cruelty case

The Nye County District Attorney’s Office announced this fall that a Pahrump citizen convicted of animal cruelty was sentenced to prison by District Judge Robert Lane.

Gregory Kerkorian received two 12 to 30-month prison sentences, one for each of the two animal cruelty counts to which he had earlier pleaded guilty, the DA’s office said in a news release last month.

“Kerkorian abused numerous cats by neglecting them to the point that many of them starved to death,” the news release stated. “The cruelty counts are concurrent to each other but consecutive to the local jail time that he is serving in Pahrump for a different case. Kerkorian will likely begin his prison sentence later in November at a facility to be determined by the Nevada Department of Corrections.”

District Attorney Chris Arabia said in a statement: “This case sends the important message to our community that those who would commit animal cruelty are asking for trouble - big trouble. I want to thank my hardworking deputies for bringing this case to a just resolution and hope this outcome might make somebody think twice.”

Sentencing was on Oct. 28.

LGBTQ foster recruitment a focus for Pride Month

If you want to make a real difference in the life of children in rural Nevada, become a foster care provider.

Post-primary: 2 commission seats decided

The Nevada primary is meant to narrow down party selections ahead of the November general election, but for some local races, Nye County voters voiced their final decisions on Tuesday.

GALLERY: DAV BBQ offers an afternoon of camaraderie

Camaraderie. It’s something felt in all sorts of groups but undoubtedly one of the strongest senses of camaraderie can be found among those who have served their country.

Nye County Water District scores its first grant

The Nye County Water District has secured its first ever grant, a fact that has officials feeling excited and optimistic about the momentum that the district is finally seeing.

Death Valley worker dies in crash

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. — A gofundme account has been established for the family of a Death Valley National Park employee who died following a vehicle crash there late last month.