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TALK OF THE TOWN: What readers are saying about some of our most-read stories

Updated March 3, 2023 - 9:36 am

Pahrump man remains at-large after 3-hour standoff with SWAT team

Nye County Sheriff’s Office Anthony Bell
Nye County Sheriff’s Office Anthony Bell

“Perhaps [Pahrump is] turning into a Compton, California.”

— Terry Hauck

“Sick of these low-lifes.”

— Teresa Rhodes

“Wow. You really can’t fix stupid but you can be entertained by it.

Wonder what this knucklehead did to garner such attention? Stay safe NCSO.”

— Antoinette Hebert

69-year-old Pahrump man ID’d in fatal shooting was trying to prevent his killer from committing suicide

Special to the Pahrump Valley Times Kenny Bent
Special to the Pahrump Valley Times Kenny Bent

“Tragic. No good deed goes unpunished.”

— Alicia Marie

“So sad and unnecessary trying to help and your life ends. RIP”

— Priscilla Silva Fisher

“Kenny was a good person. He was an expert in water law and fought for the rights of well owners. He helped form the Well Owners Association with John Bosta and Frank Mauruzio. He was instrumental in Angela Bello’s campaign for Nye County D.A. and was a major force in Ron Paul’s visit here. He did what he could to make this world a better place. I will miss my friend and his deep baritone voice. Fly high Kenny. RIP”

— Ammie Nelson

“This is so sad. Kenny was a very nice man! Rest in peace, Kenny”

-Geraldine Gerry Marchand

“Kenny, you were the best. I’m really going to miss you my friend. RIP”

— Kim Clendenen

“Brothel ‘trespasser’ tried to light bong when ordered to leave, says deputy”

Robin Hebrock/Pahrump Valley Times Sheri's Ranch brothel, as seen in this Dec. 31, 2019 photo, ...
Robin Hebrock/Pahrump Valley Times Sheri's Ranch brothel, as seen in this Dec. 31, 2019 photo, is located in Pahrump.

“No happy ending for him.”

— Annie Yager

“That might be the most ‘Pahrump headline’ I’ve ever read.”

— Georg Cantor

“Just when you think you have seen it all, there’s always more to come.”

— Robbie Johnson

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