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Beat the heat, play golf

Beating the heat can take on different meanings. To most, it means staying cool, but for the bold few it means not being held prisoner to the weather and going out and doing something.

Barrel racer dreams big

Barrel racing is a fast, competitive sport in rodeo. It attracts girls of all ages from all over the state.

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Veteran hand-driller recounts glory days

Hand drilling will not be the next craze like mixed martial arts, but it is also not just some odd competition only practiced in remote areas.

Memorial races celebrate fallen racers

A fan favorite, taken too soon from his family and fans at the Pahrump Valley Speedway, Johnathan Burch aka Sandman passed away June 21, 2011. His memory will be honored Saturday at the Pahrump Valley Speedway as they host the Johnathan Burch Memorial Race.

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American Legion BMI Post 40 in Henderson will be sponsoring a poker tournament on Sunday, June 23 at the Pahrump Nugget poker room to benefit the Nevada Youth Baseball Association. The tourney starts at 11 a.m. and will be no-limit hold’em.

Camp fosters interest in basketball

One thing young, aspiring athletes can look forward to every summer is basketball camp. Last week was the opportunity for young athletes to get a week of fundamentals and to learn the basics of basketball.

GREAT saved by mining company

At the last minute, Round Mountain Gold in Round Mountain saved the GREAT program run by two Nye County Deputies, Rick Dugan and Don Boulden.

Legion off to good start

American Legion baseball is underway in Pahrump for the summer. The American Legion program is run by the Nevada Youth Baseball Association out of Las Vegas and provides a summer league so high school ball players can maintain skills during the summer months.

WPRA brings opportunity to cowgirls

The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association comes to town this weekend and it’s a whole different animal than the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, in a good way.

FOOTBALL Pistol is out, jet sweep is in

The Trojans football team started its long summer and continues to evolve into a better team. The Trojans retire the pistol for a much simpler offense.

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