02/21/2017 09:42 PM
Lawmaker: Nuclear waste solution must include Yucca Mountain
WASHINGTON — Yucca Mountain continues to be considered by a Republican lawmaker on a key congressional panel to be part of a comprehensive solution to the continuing problem of storing nuclear waste generated by power plants.

02/21/2017 09:32 PM
Federal approval of VEA transmission line sale on hold
Valley Electric Association’s nearly $200 million sale of its high-voltage system to Chicago-based GridLiance Holdco will likely be delayed from its original closing date due to “political change in Washington, D.C.,” the cooperative announced last week.

02/21/2017 09:21 PM
Violent collision snarls traffic along Highway 160
At least two people were transported to Desert View Hospital following a two-vehicle collision at Bell Vista Avenue at Highway 160 just after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The initial investigation shows that a white Nissan compact collided with a maroon SUV. Both vehicles sustained substantial body damage from the impact. Southbound traffic on Highway 160 was diverted onto a side road. The injured individuals are expected to recover.

02/21/2017 09:09 PM
Generous community donation of apples comes from big truck crash
If the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” rings true, there will be many doctors in the Pahrump Valley with a lot of time on their hands this month.

02/21/2017 08:57 PM
Cybersecurity top concern for Nevada officials
A Nevada homeland security panel declared Friday that cybersecurity is priority No. 1.

02/21/2017 08:51 PM
County support of bill to abolish water district to continue
The county will continue to back a bill that seeks to abolish the Nye County Water District after a split vote on Tuesday.

02/21/2017 08:40 PM
Nye secures voice in proposed Navy expansion into northern county
The U.S. Navy is asking Nye County for a point of contact and a signed non-disclosure agreement after it invited the county to become a cooperating agency in the proposed Navy expansion in northern Nye.

02/21/2017 08:38 PM
Water conservation plan for new development sent to county
The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission got the last shot at the proposed water conservation plan for a new development before sending it to Nye County commissioners.

02/21/2017 08:34 PM
Recruiting, retaining staff in Southern Nevada VA’s big challenge
Peggy Kearns keeps the motto of the Department of Veterans Affairs, coined in 1865 by President Abraham Lincoln, front of mind as she works to ensure that military veterans in Southern Nevada receive prompt, quality medical attention: “Care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”

02/21/2017 08:29 PM
Pistachio farming couple open business on Highway 160
A new business in a newly built 1,800-square-foot building on the main road through town opened its doors last week.

02/21/2017 08:11 PM
Outstanding student loan debt grows for 60-plus group
The 60-plus segment of the U.S. population is the fastest growing segment of the population with outstanding student loan debt, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

02/21/2017 08:10 PM
Officials approve off-premise sign amid concerns
The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for an off-premise advertising sign amid safety concerns from a group of residents in a nearby subdivision.

02/21/2017 08:08 PM
Minimum wage bill sparks debate in state Senate committee
CARSON CITY — Advocates of raising Nevada’s minimum wage argued on Monday paying low-wage earners more would help lift them out of poverty and benefit the overall economy by giving them more buying power.

02/21/2017 08:06 PM
Lead BLM agent in Bundy case named in probe
Bureau of Land Management agent Dan Love, a central figure in the government’s case against rancher Cliven Bundy, has been identified as the target of a federal ethics probe in a letter two congressional lawmakers sent to the Office of the Inspector General.

02/17/2017 12:26 AM
Weather: Flash-flood watch issued for Pahrump Valley as significant rain is expected
The rains keep coming to the desert, this time to disrupt some people’s Presidents Day weekend plans.

02/17/2017 12:03 AM
While improving, Nye among driest area in the state
Almost all of Nye County is in an extremely dry area when compared to the rest of the state, the latest data from the Western Regional Climate Center shows.

02/16/2017 11:57 PM
Water looms as key issue for Nevada Legislature
CARSON CITY — State lawmakers got a crash course Tuesday on Nevada’s complicated water laws as they prepare to consider several bills dealing with the most precious resource in the driest state in the nation.

02/16/2017 11:55 PM
Nevada hearings begin on minimum wage fights
CARSON CITY — Business owners and low-wage workers jammed hearing rooms in both ends of the state Wednesday to face off over a bill to raise Nevada’s minimum wage.

02/16/2017 11:50 PM
Annual Report: Pahrump fire crews see significant increase in calls
Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services had a substantial year-to-year increase in the number of service calls in 2016, according to the department’s annual report.

02/16/2017 11:41 PM
Johnnie Curve upgrade part of $8.7M NDOT project
The Nevada Department of Transportation will undertake $8.7 million in highway improvements in Nye County, according to a press release.