Today's Top Stories

Pahrump: Dozens of Brush Fires Blamed on Fireworks

Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says fireworks caused dozens of brush fires over the holiday weekend. But the rash of brush fires actually started late last week.

 

 

Bicyclist Killed in Weekend Crash on Basin Avenue

Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving a bicyclist Friday night in Pahrump. The cyclist was killed as they rode along Basin Avenue near Petrack Park. Fire Chief Scott Lewis says the driver of the vehicle involved left the scene immediately after the crash, but did return a short time later. NHP has not released any additional details about the crash or names of those involved.

 

 

Nevada Highway Patrol Details Fourth Officer-Involved Shooting

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper is on paid administrative leave while authorities investigate the fatal shooting of a man after a traffic stop in Elko. The shooting is NHP's fourth officer-involved shooting this year.

 

 

Court Report with Eunette Gentry

Eunette Gentry takes a closer look at the case of Jason Gal, who will get a new trial after a court reverses his conviction.

 

 

Health: Kids Worldwide Need to be More Active

Childhood obesity is a problem worldwide. And it's no secret that kids need to move more. In fact, a recent global study shows the majority of teens, and tweens, aren't meeting physical activity guidelines. Doctor Amy Sniderman of Cleveland Clinic Children's says the numbers are eye-opening.

 

 

Save A Pet - Princess

In today's Save A Pet, we meet Princess -- a 5-week-old kitten available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. Deanna O'Donnell has more.

 

 

State Seeking Comment on Future Transportation Projects

State seeking comment by Aug. 1st on future transportation projects

 

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is the state’s transportation capital improvement program. Federally funded and regionally significant projects across the state are included in the STIP. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) STIP is a four-year plan and includes funding levels by year for project obligation and is fiscally constrained. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approves the STIP. The STIP is prepared in cooperation with the state’s four Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and includes the projects identified in their respective Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP). Though the STIP is required to be updated a minimum of every four years, NDOT produces a STIP annually.

 

https://www.nevadadot.com/projects-programs/proposed-transportation-projects

Pahrump Fire Responds To 67 Fire-related Incidents

Pahrump Fire responded to 67 fire related responses during the Fourth of July weekend. On Saturday, PVFR responded to 37 fires with most related to use of fireworks. At one point Saturday evening, crews were assigned to brush or reported structure fires every one to two minutes. All incidents were managed timely and without injury. Fires included numerous brush fires, rubbish fires, a vehicle fire, unauthorized burns, and an occupied travel trailer fire. One brush fire consumed a passenger vehicle, a utility trailer and damaged a second vehicle. Crews further responded to a fatal pedestrian motor vehicle accident that occurred on Basin Road near Boothill.

 

There were no fires related to the Town’s professional show held at Petrack Park on Saturday evening.

Pahrump Fireworks Launch Site Now Open

If you buy fireworks in Pahrump, you're automatically paying $5 for a permit to legally launch those fireworks at the Pahrump Fireworks Launch Site. The site, located just off Gamebird Road, is now open from 7:00pm to midnight through Sunday night, July 5th. Pahrump Building and Grounds Manager Jimmy Martinez explains the process for using the facility.

 

 

Community Thanks First Responders at Friday Luncheon

The community came out today to thank our local first responders for what they do. David and Stacie Hiebert organized an appreciation luncheon held from 11 to 2 at Petrack Park. And they told News 25 they're happy with the turnout.

 

 

NCSO Seeking Information in String of Brush Fires

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of brush fires that broke out Thursday afternoon in an area along and near Betty Avenue west of Blagg Road. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 775-751-7000.

 

 

VFW Preparing to Host Pancake Breakfast

Pahrump Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10054 is preparing to feed the masses tomorrow morning. As Post Commander Marty Aguiar tells us, it's time for their annual pancake breakfast. And everyone is invited. Breakfast is being served from 8:00am to 11:00am at 4651 Homestead Road. The cost is $5 per person.

 

 

Save A Pet - Olivia

It's Friday. Time to meet another pet available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. Deanna O'Donnell introduces us to Olivia.

 

 

Mahogany Fire Update

 

Containment on the Mahogany Fire increased to 64% on Thursday as firefighters and aviation resources took advantage of weather conditions to conduct aerial water drops to suppress hotspots and continued construction of containment lines. There are 396 personnel assigned to the fire.

 

Crews continue to construct handline around the fire while six helicopters perform bucket drops to help cool hot spots. Crews working on the southeast side of the fire spend the nights near the fireline. This reduces the need for them to hike long distances and provides more time for them to construct fireline. Helicopters provide support by flying in food and water. Firefighters encounter steep and rocky terrain as they construct line along the flanks of the fire increasing safety concerns for stable footing and exposure.

 

Firefighters will be on the lookout for increased afternoon winds and dropping relative humidity that could increase fire behavior. Unburned areas combined with upslope winds and steep terrain could produce short uphill runs of fire, however, sparse fuels will help to limit fire spread.

 

As traffic increases over the holiday weekend, fire officials ask the public to be aware of crews working in the area and watch for fire vehicles on the road. As of 6:00 a.m. today, closures include SR-158/Deer Creek Rd and SR-156/Lee Canyon Rd in both directions west of SR-158/Deer Creek on Mount Charleston, Clark County Nevada. Closures are likely to remain through the weekend for public and firefighter safety. The public is asked to avoid the area around the fire if possible.

 

Public Invited to First Responders Appreciation Luncheon

A Pahrump couple wants to thank first responders for what they do. So they've organized an appreciation luncheon to recognize their efforts. And the public is invited. David and Stacie Hiebert say they know first-hand what first responders go through, having spent most of their lives in law enforcement. The first responders appreciation luncheon is tomorrow, from 11 to 2 at Petrack Park in Pahrump. The Hieberts encourage anyone who is able to stop by and thank our local first responders. And enjoy a free lunch too.

 

 

Pedestrian Struck in Pahrump Nugget Parking Lot

A pedestrian was reportedly struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening in the Pahrump Nugget parking lot. It's unclear to what extent the man was injured, but he declined medical transport.

 

 

Health: Dangers of Backyard Fireworks

The Fourth of July may lose some of its sparkle this year due to COVID-19. Some large fireworks displays have been canceled in an effort to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread. But that doesn't mean you should take matters into your own hands. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Baruch Fertel reminds us that backyard fireworks can be dangerous.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If you're in the market for a new computer, you may be considering a tablet. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne runs through the pros and cons of buying a tablet.

 

 

Save A Pet - Zoro

In today's Save A Pet we meet Zoro -- a black and white kitten ready for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. Deanna O'Donnell has more.

 

 

2020 Community Pool Season Canceled

The Town of Pahrump is sad to announce the cancellation of the 2020 season at the Pahrump Community Pool.

The Town received approximately 45 applications for lifeguards by June 12th, but the candidates were down to 23 after the initial swim test the following week.

 

Nine potential lifeguards remain after two weeks of Red Cross-certified lifeguard training and a final swim test, and before results of a final written test, and further human resources screening. This number is well below the 17 needed to operate the pool safely.

 

Hopefully 2021 will be better.