weather icon Clear

Young female injured in horse-riding accident

A juvenile female was air-lifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas after falling from the horse she was riding Tuesday afternoon.

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue crews responded to a residence on Homestead Road where the accident took place just before noon. Traffic was blocked on the road on the south end of town for nearly an hour.

Fire Chief Scott Lewis said crews initially had problems locating where the incident took place.

“The exact address was unknown because it was an off-road equestrian accident,” Lewis said. “The actual location of the patient eluded us for a while because we were getting several different reports, but they were in different locations along Homestead.”

Once emergency crews were able to determine where the accident occurred, Lewis said crews had to travel a good distance offroad in order to reach the victim.

“Our regular sized ambulances couldn’t go back in that particular area so we special requested one of our four-wheel drive squad units and additional manpower to the scene,” he said. “Once the crews had access to the patient, it was determined that the injuries were consistent with the requirements for flight. Once Mercy Air made their approach, landed and the patient transfer was completed we reopened the roadway.”

Traffic along the far end of Homestead Road was at a standstill while crews prepared the patient for transport to University Medical Center Trauma in Las Vegas.

The condition of the rider remained unknown by press time on Tuesday.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Murder suspect convicted in jury trial

The man arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of a child more than three years ago, was found guilty following a jury trial this week.

Economists urge Congress to approve more relief checks

With stimulus negotiations stalled and millions about to lose unemployment benefits, 127 economists pressed Congress to send Americans a second round of stimulus checks.

Social Mobility Index shows solid improvement by UNLV

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic uncertainty, UNLV is working to advance the social mobility of its students, a new ranking of higher education institutions finds.

Salvation Army receives money, turkeys from Cox

Cox Communications recently presented $100,000 and 100 frozen turkeys to the Salvation Army to help the nonprofit provide support to Southern Nevada families in need.

Virtual summit aims to reduce threat of wildfires

University of Nevada, Reno Extension will be presenting a virtual summit aimed at helping communities adapt to the existence of wildfires.

Friday Health Plans offers ICHRA plans for business

Friday Health Plans, a health insurance carrier based in Denver, Colorado, is offering Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement plans as an alternative to the traditional way of providing health insurance to employees.

T-Mobile starts Nevada apprenticeship program

T-Mobile has launched a new apprenticeship program in Nevada, something which grew out of a settlement between the company, the Bureau of Consumer Protection and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

FCC chair marks 100 years of commerical radio

On Nov. 2, 1920, KDKA in Pittsburgh aired what is widely recognized as the nation’s first commercial radio broadcast, airing the results of the presidential election on Westinghouse Electric’s newly established station. This month, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai marked the anniversary.

Game entertainment center expands in Nye

Game Corner Arcade, of Pahrump, recently opened an arcade in Beatty. It is located inside the Stagecoach Hotel and Casino right next to the Denny’s restaurant.