weather icon Clear

Tatuado Wild Side in Pahrump raises funds for hurricane victims

Thanks to the efforts of the Tatuado Wild Side Tavern, at 2101 Gamebird Road, a cash donation will go to the American Red Cross to assist with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey this month.

Manager Mike Toews said the event was indeed a success.

“We raised more than $600 total,” he said. “We raised $107 with the donation bucket, while the hot dogs and hamburgers generated a total of roughly $500. We also accepted donations from the public, and of course, the bands donated their time for this effort. We had five bands perform for the fundraiser, but they really didn’t play lengthy sets. Some of the bands actually played with each other at times.”

Tatuado’s Sondra Hancock echoed Toews’ thoughts on the event last Saturday, Sept. 9.

“I thought the fundraiser was very successful,” Hancock said. “Everybody had a good time and we had a lot of great entertainment. It’s the best entertainment Pahrump has to offer. I thought it went very well.”

Local connection with Florida hurricane

Ironically, Hancock has family in Florida, where Hurricane Irma recently wreaked havoc upon the entire Sunshine State.

She noted that she hadn’t yet arranged a similar fundraiser for those affected by the latest hurricane.

“We had not planned on doing a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Irma just yet,” she said. “I do have family out there in Jacksonville, but luckily, they weren’t hit as hard as other areas in Florida.

“I have an aunt and an uncle, as well as cousins in Jacksonville. I personally lived in Jacksonville, Florida for 12 years. We could possibly put something together along the lines of an unplugged acoustic set-type fundraiser.”

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

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
IN SEASON: Okra, a southern favorite for your western garden

Okra may be considered a staple crop in the American South, but it also grows very well in our hot dry climate. As a member of the mallow family, it puts on a stunning display of delicate yellow flowers.

Special legislative session scheduled to open Friday

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday issued the formal proclamation to call the Nevada Legislature into a special session beginning 9 a.m. Friday, July 31 to address significant policy issues that cannot wait until the regularly scheduled legislative session. This will be the 32nd special session in Nevada’s history.

Report chronicles massive decline in fish populations

With hydroelectric power, overfishing, climate change and pollution on the rise, monitored populations of migratory freshwater fish species have plummeted by 76% on average since 1970, according to the first comprehensive global report on the status of freshwater migratory fish issued this week by the World Fish Migration Foundation and Zoological Society of London.

AngloGold Ashanti gains exploration project permit

The administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection has decided to issue a reclamation permit for an exploration project to AngloGold Ashanti North America.

Immunizations remain required part of back-to-school routines

As parents continue to navigate what back to school looks like this year, one aspect of the ritual that hasn’t changed is making sure kids are up to date on their vaccines. Whether families choose in-person, hybrid or distance learning models for the fall 2020 school session, Nevada law requires immunizations for child care, school and university entry, with the exception of religious exemptions or a medical condition.

DMV will offer renewals online, by mail this fall

Nevada motorists who have been unable to make an appointment at DMV offices before their expiration date will benefit from two new initiatives announced Tuesday by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Nye County Civic Center proposal presented

In 2016, when Valley Electric Association was aiming to sell a 200-kilovolt transmission line and needed a vote of approval by its members in order to do so, one of the selling points for that sale was the promise that if it went through, VEA would donate $5 million toward the construction of a new community center. It may have taken nearly three years after the transmission sale was executed but VEA did finally make good on that promise, offering the $5 million donation to Nye County, with the Nye County Commission voting to accept it in September 2019.

NCSD superintendent lays out school reopening plans

Earlier this month, the Nye County School District Board of Trustees approved the district’s COVID-19 re-entry plan, which laid out three models for returning students and staff to school safely.

Pahrump elementary schools to observe hybrid education model

With less than a month left before youth across Nye County are scheduled to begin the new school year, the Nye County School District has announced a change in its school re-entry plans, switching Pahrump area K-5 schools from the originally selected 100% in-person education model to the hybrid model that requires students to conduct their learning online three days out of the five-day school week.