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Slight increase in Nevada active registered voters

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reports an increase of 12,743 active registered voters statewide during the month of April 2018 as compared to March 2018.

The total number of active registered voters in Nevada is 1,427,752, an increase of 0.90 percent.

Democratic Party active registered voters statewide increased by 5,330 (0.98 percent), and Republican Party active registered voters statewide increased by 2,785 (0.58 percent).

Nonpartisan active registered voters increased by 3,796 (1.27 percent), Independent American Party active registered voters increased by 566 (0.90 percent), and Libertarian Party of Nevada active registered voters increased by 202 (01.45 percent).

Active registered voters from a compilation of “other” minor political parties increased by 64 (0.46 percent).

Of the 1,427,752 active registered voters in Nevada:

■ 547,912 are Democrats (38.38 percent);

■ 486,283 are Republicans (34.06 percent);

■ 302,084 are nonpartisan (21.16 percent);

■ 63,472 are members of the Independent American Party (4.45 percent);

■ 14,089 are members of the Libertarian Party of Nevada (0.99 percent); and

■ 13,912 are members of other minor political parties (0.97 percent).

Vehicle in garage destroyed by fire

No serious injuries were reported after fire gutted a vehicle inside the garage of a home along the 2400 block of Zuni Avenue on Wednesday, April 10.

Need a good laugh? Join in a night of hilarious scholarship fundraising

Promising a “laugh-your-ass-off” night of hilarity and musical diversion, Sanders Family Winery is all set to host the Kiwanis Club of the Pahrump Valley Scholarship Fundraiser and its sure to be an amusing time for all involved.

$6.2M allocated to 10 projects

Nye County has earmarked about $6.2 million of its $12 million in Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) grant dollars for a total of 10 projects throughout the county.

GALLERY: Winners of the Pins & Needles Quilt Show

The Bob Ruud Community Center was transformed into a world of color and design during the 19th Annual Pins and Needles Quilt Show, a yearly event that offers a stage to fabric artists of all kinds while giving the community to chance to admire their array of masterpieces.

Nye County loans itself $5.78 million to shore up reserves

In an effort to shore up the financial reserves used to cover cash flow issues in the county general fund, Nye County is loaning itself $5.78 million.

Former Pahrump town manager dies

Bill Kohbarger suffered a brain aneurysm last week, according to his wife Lisa.

NyECC hosting weekly game nights — here’s how to join

Without positive social outlets, teens and young adults can easily find their way to troublesome avenues of expression, a reality that NyE Communities Coalition staffer Dale Willis knows from experience. That’s why, with the help of grant funding and a lot of personal passion, Willis has brought a brand new recreation option to the town – Tabletop Game Nights.

Butterfly Release to honor lost loved ones

A swirl of swallowtails will take to the sky this coming Sunday during the always moving Pahrump Butterfly Release, an annual event sponsored by Nathan Adelson Hospice.

Westfield Jewelers hosts Grand Re-Opening celebration

When it comes to local success stories, Josh Westerman and Darbie O’Donnell-Westerman are two prime examples of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Sun shines on Easter at Simkins

Though the previous day was a very rainy one indeed, Easter at Simkins Park was blessed with practically picture-perfect weather on Sunday, setting the stage for a day of celebration with friends and family.