Nye County, NV

Pahrump school ‘locked down’ following threat from parents

Pahrump’s J.G. Johnson Elementary School was placed on full lockdown last week following an incident involving the parents of a student and school staff. As stated in a Nye County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Deputy Hanon Daigler was dispatched to the campus just after 2 p.m. on May 12 in reference to a disturbance.
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Pahrump man allegedly calls police 7 times to report ‘fake’ break-in

A Pahrump man who falsely claimed people were breaking into his home faces charges for misusing the 911 emergency line system. As stated in a Nye County Sheriff’s Office news release, Deputy Antone Mendes was dispatched to a residence just before 4 a.m. on May 14 regarding a disturbance, where he and additional deputies made contact with the reporting party, identified as Robert Thibault.
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Burn ban begins May 23

The summer season is fast approaching and temperatures in the Pahrump Valley have already begun to tick up toward the triple digits, which means it’s time for residents to do the last of their controlled burns before the burn moratorium kicks in. “The burn moratorium will begin on Monday,...

Florida man allegedly assaults deputy during arrest in Pahrump

A man who initially appeared to be passed out in a vehicle is facing battery charges on a Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputy. As stated in a Nye County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, the incident occurred approximately 5:17 pm. on May 10, when deputy Eric Anderson was dispatched to a location after the sheriffs’s office received reports of a man nodding in and out of consciousness behind the driver’s wheel of a parked gray sedan.

New water board members won’t follow path of former leaders

The Nye County Water District Governing Board held its first meeting in almost a year this month and the four newly appointed members made one thing very clear: they have no intention of following the same path as previous iterations of the board did and each plans to take a more active role in driving the water district in a new direction.

Nye’s planned switch to hand-counted paper ballots for general election raises alarms

Policy, politics and progressive commentary Nye County is poised to appoint a new county clerk in August and pave the way for hand-counting paper ballots in the 2022 general election, a move election watchers worry could create a logistical nightmare that could spill over to a congressional race and even statewide elections.  Republican secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant helped […] The post Nye’s planned switch to hand-counted paper ballots for general election raises alarms appeared first on Nevada Current.

Fresh wave of COVID hits Southern Nevada, but no new deaths in Nye County

A fresh wave of COVID-19 infections has hit Southern Nevada, triggered by a new omicron subvariant, waning immunity and riskier behavior, a top official with the Southern Nevada Health District said Wednesday. Like much of the country, Southern Nevada is seeing increases in new reported coronavirus cases, said Cassius Lockett,...

Assembly 36 candidates share positive ideas at Pahrump debate

District 36 Assemblyman Greg Hafen II and his challenger, Matt Sadler, both presented positive ideas during their Nye County debate on April 28. The debate was sponsored by the Nye County Republican Party, KPVM -TV and the Pahrump Valley Times/Tonopah Times-Bonanza &Goldfield News. Former NCRCC Chairman Joe Burdzinski was the...

Plan would bring state’s first major harness racing track to Pahrump

Developers have outlined the framework to bring Nevada’s first pari-mutuel harness racing track to Pahrump. They hope to build a mega-entertainment facility here that could include a 40,000-square-foot resort casino centered around a ⅞-mile track, with stables for 280 racing horses. Other amenities could include restaurants, batting cages, shopping facilities, campgrounds, a waterpark and movie theater, as well as parking for more than 2,500 vehicles and 200 RVs.

BLM to round up hundreds of wild horses, burros in Southern Nevada

The Bureau of Land Management has decided to round up hundreds of wild horses and burros in Southern Nevada, the department announced on Tuesday. The roundups will happen in the Spring Mountains Wild Horse and Burro Joint Management Areas, in Clark and Nye counties. The complex is made up of about 784,000 acres if federal land.

J.G. Johnson Elementary principal retiring

Debbie Carle’s academic journey began in 1990 where her first job was teaching first grade in Arizona for four years. After taking some time off in the mid-90s to start a family, Carle returned to academia and soon after joined the Nye County School District in 1998. She bounced around various roles and positions until landing the principal spot at J.G. Johnson Elementary school four years ago.

13 First Alert Weather Forecast | Sunday evening, May. 8, 2022

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Mother’s Day has already produced strong winds possible for the mountains, prompting dust storm warnings across the Southern Great Basin. This upper-level low pressure system can still knock out gusts as high 65 mph. There is a High Winds Warning in effect for most of Clark county and for the most southern point of Nye county until the early morning hours Monday. West winds will be sustained between 30 to 40 mph.

Second new roundabout in works for Highway 160

Last month, Pahrump area residents learned of plans from a local developer to construct a new roundabout on Highway 160 and just weeks later, the Nye County Commission approved funding to support the installation of a second new traffic circle on the main highway through town. The roundabout to be...