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Today's Top Stories Archives for 2019-11

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Pahrump Nugget


The Pahrump Nugget held their annual Christmas Tree lighting tonight. Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue brought Santa Claus to visit with lots of cookies, and cocoa.


Be On The Lookout for Wildlife!


The rain and cold weather is no doubt driving some of the wildlife that would normally live at higher elevations down into the Valley. Two wild horses were just spotted walking south on Lola Lane towards Basin Avenue. In combination with the weather and our naturally dark skies/streets, please drive extra careful.

ICAN Family Services and Dust Bunnies Cleaning and Handyman Community Outreach

Many in our small community have been hard-hit by the recent rain and cold weater. ICAN Family Services and Dust Bunnies Cleaning and Handyman are collecting sleeping bags, winter coats, beanies, gloves, socks, tents and tarps for distribution to those who are most in need. ALL DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED.


Please call Melisa at Dust Bunnies Cleaning and Handyman Services 775-209-2733 for additional information on how you ca assist in this effort.

KPVM-TV's channels 25.2 and 25.4 are currently down due to power outage

KPVM-TV’s channels 25.2 and 25.4 are currently down due to a power outage. We are expecting to have the two channels up and operational on Monday, December 2nd. We appreciate your patience during this time, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

ICAN Family Services and Dust Bunnies Cleaning Community Outreach

ICAN Family Service and Dust Bunnies Cleaning are organizing the collection and distribution of sleeping bags, winter coats, beanies, gloves, socks, tents and tarps to those in need who have been impacted by the recent rain and cold weather.

For additional information on how you can help in this effort, call Melissa at Dust Bunnies Cleaning and Handyman Services 775-209-2733.

Accident on Hwy 160 near El Jefe's restaurant


No injuries reported as a result of a two vehicle crash on Highway 160 in front of El Jefe’s Restaurant. Both vehicles sustained major damage. One person was assessed and declined to be transported to the hospital by Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance. Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies are on scene with Nevada Highway Patrol who is conducting the accident investigation. Stay tuned to KPVM TV for more information on this developing story.

Happy Thanksgiving from KPVM


KPVM TV would like to wish everybody a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving!



Turkey Delivery - Pahrump Senior Center


Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue and Nye County Emergency Management crews along with The Pahrump Senior Center delivered home meals this morning to area seniors.

Save A Pet - Bell


Here is Darbie at Desert Haven with a special dog available now for adoption.

CW Nevada marijuana license - Board of County Commissioners


The Nye County Board of County Commissioners wants to keep a medical marijuana production facility and the dollars it generates right here in the county and they’re reaching out to the Department of Taxation to help.

Nye County Sheriff's Office Arrest Yu Mei Fu


Two people has been arrested in connection to a marijuana grow house that was discovered after fire fighters were dispatched for what was thought to be a structure fire at a home on Blosser Ranch Road.

Pahrump Valley Firefighters Delivering Hot Meals


Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue crews with Nye County Emergency Management delivering hot meals to the homebound seniors for Thanksgiving prepared for by the Pahrump Senior Center.



The Downside of Feeding Wildlife


A coyote that habitually approached cars died after being struck by a vehicle on Artists Drive in Death Valley National Park on November 26. This adult female coyote was just the most recent casualty of human-coyote interactions in the park.


Park rangers educate visitors not to feed coyotes or other wildlife. Park rangers prefer to educate people who illegally feed park wildlife, but do occasionally issue citations. With 1,700,000 annual visitors, educating all of them is difficult. After just a few people fed a coyote, it learns to associate food with roads, cars, and people.


Educating the coyotes is also difficult. Park rangers hazed the Artists Drive coyote with loud noises and by throwing rocks in its direction (without hitting it). Rangers are still regularly hazing another coyote that is stopping traffic near the junction of CA-190 and Badwater Road.


“A fed animal is a dead animal,” said Chief Ranger Rob Wissinger. “Coyotes are smart. They know how to look pathetic and trick people into feeding them. But if they get accustomed to getting food from humans, they can become dangerous to pets and humans.”


Nevada DOT Travel Alert

POSTED 11/27/2019 @ 10:20am: TRAVEL ALERT for those traveling US 95 between Beatty and Tonopah:

Nevada Department of Transportation: Chains or Snow Tires Required - on US-95 from Mile Post 12 to Mile Post 20 (Goldfield Summit) Esmeralda County, Nevada.

Fatal Crash on US Highway 95 at Mile Marker 40

Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal crash this evening that has taken the life of two people on US Highway 95 at Mile Marker 40 between Amargosa and Beatty. Two people have been pronounced deceased and two others are in critical condition as a result of the head on crash. The highway is currently closed. Stay tuned to KPVM TV for more information on this developing story.

Battle Born Quilts of Valor


Several individuals each were awarded a handmade quilt at a recent event honoring our military veterans held at a local elementary school.

Nye County Sheriff's Office Police Pursuit


The Nye County Sheriff’s Office chased three individuals in a fleeing stolen car throughout the side streets of Pahrump, across the Las Vegas valley and into Henderson. Nevada Highway Patrol assisted with the effort along with Metro who helped stop traffic for the Nye County Officers who were able to take the suspects into custody with no further incidents.

NHP Issues Winter Travel Advisory

The Nevada Highway Patrol is issuing a travel advisory for Mount Charleston for Thursday thru Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Spring Mountains/Mount Charleston from Wednesday to Saturday. With this storm system coming during a holiday week where many people will be off work and out of school we are expecting an influx of visitors to the Mount Charleston area. This weather advisory should be taken seriously, police and emergency services are limited on Mount Charleston and need to be kept free for true emergencies. Motorist who go to the mountain unprepared could cause unnecessary risks to themselves and first responders and take first responders away from other emergency situations.


Things to know before you go. There are no vehicle services on the mountain, make sure you have a full tank of gas when headed to Mount Charleston. It’s a good idea to have cold weather gear/blankets, snacks, water and a fully charged cell phone when heading to Mount Charleston during winter conditions. When winter weather is impacting Mount Charleston the Nevada Highway Patrol may require all vehicles to have All Wheel Drive or snow chains. Vehicles without AWD or snow chains may be forced to turn around. Check road conditions before you go at or Visitors should also use safe snow play areas, sledding in non-approved locations can result in injury which may require a medical/police response.


Mount Charleston has approximately 3,500 parking spots on the mountain between SR156, SR157 and SR158. These spots quickly fill up on holiday weekends and leave no legal parking available. General rule of thumb is if you’re leaving your house to go to Mount Charleston after 12pm, there is probably no parking left, get to the mountain early. The Nevada Highway Patrol, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada Department of Transportation will be monitoring parking and traffic flow. If traffic becomes too congested to the point where first responder vehicles cannot safely travel the roadways we will close the roads going up the mountain and only allow vehicles to leave until traffic is at a safe volume. Parking in areas not designated for parking or parking with any portion of your vehicle in the travel lanes can result in a parking citation and your vehicle being towed by the owners own expense. Roads must be kept free and clear at all times for first responder response and snow plow operations.


As always to report an emergency dial 911 or *NHP.

NHP and CHP announce Joint Enforcement Campaign for Wednesday Before Thanksgiving

NHP and CHP announce Joint Enforcement Campaign for Wednesday Before Thanksgiving, The most highly traveled day of the year.


On Wednesday, November 27th, Nevada Highway Patrol will be joining forces with the California Highway Patrol targeting the highly traveled Interstate 15 corridor between California and Las Vegas. It is estimated that on average 45,000 vehicles enter Nevada on the IR15 corridor from Los Angeles, California on a daily basis, which equates to an average in excess of 16 million vehicles entering every year. AAA is estimating that this Thanksgiving 55 million motorists will hit the roads to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, that number is up from last years data. This could bring well over 300,000 visitors to the Las Vegas Valley. The goal of both agencies is the safety of our motoring public especially during the busy holiday week.


This stretch of interstate 15 was once considered one of the most deadly stretches of highway in the country. With the collaborative efforts of our two agencies we have managed to reduce the number of fatal crashes in this area through enforcement and education.

The two agencies will focus their efforts on speed infractions, the move over law and distracted driving violations. Commuters will be warned with the DMS electronic freeway signs which will flash the message “Move Over or Slow Down for Stopped Emergency Vehicles” as well as “Entering NHP Zero Tolerance Zone” as a reminder to be safe.


The morning briefing with NHP and CHP will be held on November 27th at 9am at the Primm Valley Resort. Media is not required to attend the briefing but if you would like to send a crew to cover the briefing feel free. Follow Ring Rd to the rear of the casino, you will see all the police vehicles. There’s a large set of stairs that go into the casino where banquet room is. Media is NOT required to be at the 9:00 am briefing to schedule a ride along. Contact NHP PIO’s to schedule ride alongs and soundbites. Ride alongs will not be available after 3:00 pm.


The California Highway Patrol will focus their efforts on the California side of Interstate 15 and will include the use of their fix winged aircraft that measures speed from the air.


Weather will play a major role for travel tomorrow. Motorists should leave early or ahead of schedule and plan for traffic and delays. While rain is forecast for Nevada, snow and rain is forecast for high desert portions of California. Motorist should check current road conditions and forecasts before traveling. For this joint operation it’s even more imperative that NHP/CHP maintain a high visible presence on the freeways to keeps vehicle speeds down while traveling to and from our two states. It’s important to note that motorists can receive a speeding citation while going the speed limit if weather conditions have made the safe operation of motor vehicle hazardous at the posted speed limit speed.


The goal of this joint enforcement effort is to ensure that both states have zero fatalities on our roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday and to make sure there are no empty seats at the Thanksgiving day table.

Albertsons Supports Local VFW Auxillary



Big thanks to Albertsons!

The Auxiliary Food Bank would like to give a big THANK YOU to Albertsons! They donated 32 turkeys and all the fixings to our Veterans for this Thanksgiving! We could not serve our community without the support of our local businesses and their wonderful employees!



Winter Weather Warning


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area. Here's Darbie O'Donnell with more.

New Holiday Task Force Thanksgiving Dinner


Linda Wright says that the New Holiday task Force has joined together to offer a free community meal this Thursday at Nye Communities Coalition.

Pahrump Social Powwow


The weather was perfect, the dancing was breathtaking, and the drums were mesmerizing during this weekend’s Pahrump Pow Wow which celebrated its 21st year.

Candle Light Vigil for Ethan Osterman


Students, staff, friends and family got together this past Saturday night to remember a teen who was tragically killed as a result of a two-vehicle accident.

Valley Electric Association Names New CEO



Mark A. Stallons, Chief Executive at a Kentucky cooperative and a veteran of three decades of cooperative management in the Midwest, has been named CEO of Valley Electric Association.

"We are thrilled to have Mark as CEO of Valley Electric Association," said Terrie D'Antonio, Interim CEO and a member of the VEA Board of Directors from District 5 (Sandy Valley). "Mark comes from a larger co-op than we are, and he brings tremendous experience. I believe he is just the right person to lead our Co-op working with our members and employees."

“Mark has the strong leadership skills, extensive cooperative knowledge and the experience that we were looking for, but his personality sealed the deal,” said Kathleen Keyes, Board President from District 4 (Fish Lake Valley). “The Board of Directors chose Mark because we believe that he is a good fit with our employees, will communicate very well with our members and has the ability to lead VEA to a sound financial future.”
Stallons comes to Pahrump from Owenton, KY, where since 2009 he has served as President and CEO of Owen Electric Cooperative. Owen is located between Lexington and Cincinnati and serves 62,500 members. It has a $180 million operating budget and 135 employees.

Stallons said: "Every organization has challenges, which I view as opportunities. In times of difficult challenges, leadership, teamwork, development and problem solving are necessary. In the last few days, I have met employees who are eager to work together and build an electric cooperative that is member focused, looking ahead and leading by example. I see huge potential in Valley Electric."


Every Co-op is different, and Valley's investment in high-speed broadband was an attraction to Stallons. There will be a learning curve, he said, “and I need to learn as much about Valley as fast as I can.”

Something that VEA has going in its favor is the new Board's commitment to transparency and openness, said Stallons. "Look at the website, and you can see how real that commitment is."

He plans to begin work in Pahrump on Jan. 6, 2020.

Stallons has served on several leadership committees for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), including the Legislative Committee, where he was Vice Chairman; the Resolutions Committee; the Energy Innovation Task Force and the Regulatory Committee. In Kentucky, he was a member of the Governor's Energy Efficiency Task Force. He is a member of the Touchstone Energy Board of Directors.

Before joining Owen Electric in 2009, Stallons spent six years as Executive VP and General Manager at Egyptian Electric Cooperative in Steelville, Ill. From 1994 to 2002, he was Vice President of Operations and Power Supply at Midwest Energy Cooperative in Cassopolis, Mich.

Stallons wife, Judy, is a United Methodist minister. They have two sons, Jason (Vicky), a physical therapist for FC Cincinnati, the MLS soccer team and Benjamin (Samohya), a high school biology teacher in St. Louis. The Stallons have five grandchildren and another on the way.

VEA received 59 applications for the open CEO position. The Board of Directors worked for several months with NRECA to help with recruitment and to vet applicants. Interviews with finalists were conducted the week of of Nov. 18. "It was a very involved process," said D'Antonio.

Stallons has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University and an MBA from the University of Dayton.


About Valley Electric Association, Inc.

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is a member-owned nonprofit electric utility headquartered in Pahrump, Nev. While VEA started as a small rural electric utility in 1965, the company now provides electric service to more than 45,000 people within a vast 6,800-squaremile service area located primarily along the California-Nevada border, with the majority in Nevada. Valley Communications Association (VCA), a wholly owned subsidiary of VEA, began providing high-speed communications to our member-owners in the spring of 2016. VEA’s service area starts in Sandy Valley, southwest of Las Vegas, and extends north for more than 250 miles to Fish Lake Valley. For more information about VEA, please visit


Source: PV Times

KPVM TV is about to go live in Vegas!


KPVM TV CH. 25 is about to go live in Las Vegas and Pahrump.


The antenna has been installed on the tower and the cable will be installed this coming week. Much more details coming and programming changes. Our new population coverage when we go live will be close to 2,500,000 people.


Save A Pet Tank and Sativa


Here is Darbie with two dogs that are ready to go into their forever home.

Manse Elementary School Career Day


Emergency Services, police and even electrical line man crews participated in today’s big event held at Manse Elementary School on the north side of Pahrump.

2019 Soul Train Awards


Reporter Bonnie Pennix was on the red carpet to get up close and personal at the Soul Train Awards this week at in Las Vegas.

Ticket or Turkey


There is a choice to be made. Stay tuned to KPVM.TV for more information on this developing story!

Snowy Weather Update


If you were traveling over the pass last night, you know that it took about an hour at 10 miles per hour to travel in the falling snow. Many cars went off the road. Luckily no injuries have been reported. The first significant storm of the season has now passed through our area.

Preparing for the Holiday Angies List


As the holidays are quickly approaching, many of us are gearing up to host family and friends. In all of the planning and list-making, don’t overlook one very important element that could cause a Turkey Day disaster. In today’s Angie’s List report, we ask: is your kitchen ready for the holiday feast?

Marvel Comic - earn's record auction price


Who says collectibles don’t earn value? All you have to do is buy the 1st edition, wait a VERY long time, and keep them in pristine condition. A comic book sold today for over 1 and a half million dollars.

Rollover Accident Highway 160


Two people were taken to Desert View Hospital following a rollover crash that occurred this afternoon on south Highway 160.

Save A Pet Rosie


Today we introduce you to a doggie named that is available for adoption at Desert Haven.

NCSO Arrest Kevin McBrayer


A deputy who has spent almost two decades on the job was arrested after he showed signs of being under the influence of drugs.

Nye County Road Report


County Commissioner’s recently received an update from the director of public works regarding road work.

NCSO Scam Alert


Telephone scam of an individual who claims to have a female hostage and threatening to Kill her unless the individual receives a sum of money.

Student News with Veronica Dela Rosa


Teachers and students are in mourning after the loss of one of their classmates Sunday morning. Veronica Dela Rosa tells us about the candle light vigil being held and more news that affects our students.

US Postal Service Holiday Deadlines


The deadlines are quickly approaching when it comes to shipping letters and packages this holiday season. Here are some shipping deadlines you may want to know about.

BOCC Amended Interlocal Contract


Commissioners decided on an item at the last meeting to provide assistant with medical care for the less fortunate.

BOCC Opioid Lawsuit


Nye County has decided to continue the fight against opioid drug manufactures.

Road Traffic Victims Memorial


Today Vegas officials recognized and remembered those who have lost their lives due to vehicle accidents.

Gridliance Switching Stations


The renewable energy switching station located in Sloan Canyon is up and running. The 230 KV line was purchased by Gridliance from Valley Electric in recent years. GridLiance, headquartered in Dallas operates hundreds of miles of transmission lines and related substation facilities in Nevada, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

Veterans Rocks

The Veterans Rocks were very very well received at the VA Clinic in Pahrump. There was also a request for more rocks to be placed at the volunteer desk in a basket for Veterans who may not be able to pick up rocks off the ground. The basket will be placed at the desk from the Monday after Thanksgiving up to December 24. The group is looking for 209 rocks as about 50 Veterans are seen each day.


For more information contact Barb Johnston at (775) 751-5356.

Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks Off

Joining Forces Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks Off Law Enforcement in Nevada Gears Up


Las Vegas, Nevada As a part of the Click It or Ticket campaign, the Nevada Highway Patrol will be Joining Forces with other law enforcement agencies around Nevada for a Seatbelt Enforcement Event. The Click It or Ticket Event will take place from November 18, 2019 through December 2, 2019.

This Click It or Ticket Campaign aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible patrols across the State of Nevada looking for seatbelt violations, providing safety about the use of seat belts and how significant they are during a vehicle crash. According to the National Highway Traffic & Safety (NHTSA) in 2017, there were a total of 10,076 unbuckled passengers and drivers who were killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55% of the vehicle occupants were killed at night time not wearing their seatbelts. Law Enforcement agencies will be taking a no excuse approach to seat belt enforcement and will be issuing citations throughout the day and night.


For more information about seatbelt safety and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal or on Joining Forces and other statewide traffic safety programs, please visit


The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s- Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding for law enforcement agencies to participate in Joining Forces to reduce traffic deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways.


Fatal Accident on Pahrump Valley Boulevard and Dollar Street


A cross, flowers, candles, and precious mementos have been placed near thee location where 15 year old Ethan Osterman crashed into a SUV with his dirt bike Saturday night off Pahrump Valley Boulevard and Dollar Street. The Pahrump Valley High School student was on his way to a friend’s home when the collision occurred, according to his friends.

NCSO Arrest Mark Speicher


A local man was arrested for two separate incidents at our area Walmart.

Ticket or Turkey


Get ready for this week’s annual event called Ticket or Turkey.

Save A Pet Oscar Mayer


Darbie has a dog with her today that is available for adoption at our local shelter.

Pahrump PowWow


Paula Elefante invites everyone to this weekend’s Powwow at Petrack Park.

NCSO Arrests Made


Several people were arrested at a home in Casey and Clark by deputies during a police raid. The reason is unknown at this time. Stay tuned to KPVM.TV for more information on this developing story.

UPDATE: Vehicle versus Motorcycle accident, Pahrump Valley Boulevard near Thousandaire


UPDATE: 11/17/19: The Nye County Sheriffs Office has confirmed that last night’s accident involving a SUV and a dirt bike on Pahrump Valley Boulevard was a fatal. The young teenager on the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries.


POSTED 11/16/19: The road is blocked on Pahrump Valley Boulevard bear Thousandaire for a vehicle versus Motorcycle accident on involving a teenager. The Nye County Sheriffs Office is assisting in investigating the crash along with NHP. A 16 year old male has been taken to UMC Trauma by Mercy Air with a head injury. Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue were dispatched along with NCSO Auxiliary Units and Nevada Highway Major Accident Investigation Team. No one inside the car claimed any injury at the time of the crash. Deanna O'Donnell reporting at 7:19pm, November 16, 2019.


The Nye County Sheriffs Office has confirmed that last night’s accident involving a SUV and a dirt bike on Pahrump Valley Boulevard was a fatal. The young teenager on the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries.Stay tuned for additional information on this developing story.

80's Party at The Office

Vernon Van Winkle, along with the rest of the crew at KPVM TV and Ace Country Radio would like to thank all who attended this evening's 80's theme party at The Office Bar. Great time was had by all!

11/15/19 Save A Pet Fargo


Today we introduce you to a cat named Fargo who is up for adoption right now at our local shelter.

Todd's Carpet and Tile Cleaning


It’s a perfect time to take advantage of some specials right now to get your home ready for holidays.

Estates 411


Ski Censke talks about an upcoming auction at The Pahrump Nugget.

Game Corner Tournament


The owner of Game Corner Josh Osborne invites young and old to a game tournament at his location on Highway 372.



Big Cat Encounters


News 25 stopped by Big Cat Encounters recently to see how the public can help support the beautiful animals that are living out their days at Karl and Kayla Mitchell’s property here in Pahrump. For more information, visit their website at, or Instagram @ bigcatencounters.

Humana Medicare and Medicare Advantage Enrollment


Now is the time for Medicare and Medicare Advantage patients to enroll in the now expanded options of health plans being offered. Dixon Keller from Humana tells us exactly how to do that and more.

Fiesta Taco


A new restaurant has opened up in town. News 25 stopped by Fiesta tacos on the north side to get some tasty tidbits.

ICAN Family Fun Day


The 1st annual Family Fun Day was a blast at Ian Deutch Memorial Park last weekend. Josh from I Can Family Services says the community came together to make the event fun for all.

Save a Pet Jacob


Today Darbie introduces you to a cat available for adoption named Jacob at Desert haven.

Rollover Accident on Highway 160


The driver and only occupant of a sedan was taken to a trauma center yesterday afternoon following a rollover crash.

KPVM TV is looking for a News Editor

Must be computer and social media savvy, graphics a plus. A quick learner willing to work from 10am - 530 pm Monday -Friday Knowledge of our town, county, good language and spelling skills are important. Candidate MUST be able to handle a heavy workload and assist with various tasks. Must get along with others, take direction, and willing to learn new daily tasks. No drugs or drama. Resumes accepted at KPVM TV.

P3 Medical Health Fair


A health fair was held at Nye Communities Coalition today to educate residents about the expanded options for Medicare and Medicare Advantage health plans for 2020.

BOCC US Marshall Service Detainees


The Board of County Commissioners discussed receiving funding to hold inmates here in the county for the US Marshall Service.

Veteran's Day, 2019


The Disabled American Veterans held their annual Veteran's Day sundown service at the Veterans Memorial inside the Chief Tecopa Cemetery in Pahrump, Nevada.

Structure Fire

Structure FireStructure Fire

A single wide mobile home is completely destroyed by fire on Basin Avenue and Murphy Street. Traffic is blocked while fire crews extinguish the blaze in the unoccupied home. Stay tuned to KPVM for additional details on this developing story.