We take a look back at some of the biggest stories of 2019.
We take a look back at some of the biggest stories of 2019.
The Board of Commissioners has adopted a resolution declaring Nye County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Here's what the resolution says.
An arrest has been made in connection with a Sunday crash that caused property damage near Leslie and Irene Streets.
Brandon Fernandez is under arrest in connection with a crash on Winery Road that caused major damage to a home.
Estates 411 will auction off more than 500 brand new, in-the-box toy trucks on New Year's Day. Ski Censki tells us about the big event and how you can get involved in the bidding.
The Great Basin College Student Nursing Association is holding a benefit Bingo Night to help raise money for the nursing program in Pahrump.
Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Precious, a 3-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix, ready for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society.
A young man whose arm was trapped in a hide-a-bed for several days is rescued Monday, then flown to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment.
The Nye County Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved a bill that makes changes to a portion of county code that relates to prostitution.
A Pahrump man is facing charges of child abuse and domestic battery in connection with alleged abuse against his step-children.
A heavy-duty pickup truck runs off the road on West Irene Street, destroying part of a block wall fence.
Pahrump valley Fire and Rescue and Nye County Sheriff’s office deputies responded to a crash off Highway 372 early Sunday morning.
Two people were transported by Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue medics Sunday afternoon following a single vehicle crash on Fritz Lane.
Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Sally, a one-year-old all-black cat in need of a loving home and available from Desert Haven Animal Society.
A new study is looking at how pharmacists may be able to help people reduce the number of medications they're taking. Seth Trueger, of The Journal of the American Medical Association takes a closer look at the so-called D-Prescribe trial.
With winter here, it's time to take action. Prepare for the changing season with a winter-readiness checklist in today’s Angie’s List report.
It's Monday December 30, 2019 and here are just two of the stories we'll be bringing you on today's 5 o'clock news...
Over this past weekend two people were transported by Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue medics this afternoon following a single vehicle crash through a fence and into several large metal fence posts. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor.
A large pickup truck went off the roadway and crashed into a brick retaining wall. As well as the driver, there were also reportedly children inside the vehicle at the time of the crash that were uninjured.
Have you checked KPVM TV Community Calendar lately? Here are two of the latest community-submiited event entries:
Monique Allen 1st Annual Memorial DAV Dontion Dinner - https://kpvm.tv/local-pahrump411/community-calendar/20200105/details/
Early New Year's Eve with John Michael Ferrari at Vince Neil's Tatuado https://kpvm.tv/local-pahrump411/community-calendar/20191231/details/
Josh continues with his quick tutorial, as he offers tips for using Windows 10 task manager.
Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Tippy, a cat ready for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society.
Scot Woodard is under arrest, charged with DUI and three counts of battery against detention center officers.
Eric Caldwell is in jail facing three felony charges after a home invasion in Pahrump.
Marty Greenfield held a holiday party at his home he hopes to expand to a public facility.
The Los Angeles District Attorney is going over eight cases against embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Maria Guerra has that story and more in Entertainment This Week.
If you live in Nye County, you'll soon have some additional health-care options that can save you money. For more information, also see: http://nyecounty.net/894/MyCountyCares-Discount-Dental-Program
If you live in Nye County, you'll soon have some additional health-care options that can save you money.
The Nye County Commissioners have approved a land use and zoning change request that will allow a local contractor to build a retail center off Homestead Road.
Eunette Gentry has a look at one of the cases making its way through the courts in Nye County.
Trees, lights, ornaments, garlands, wreaths—there is a lot we can include in our holiday décor. But what do you when it’s time to put it all away? This week’s Angie’s List report gives guidance on wrangling your holiday decorations.
Linda Wright from the New Holiday Task Force says that the Christmas Eve Dinner was well attended even though the day had changed from the traditional Christmas Day dinner.
Jon Watt from the Salvation Army tells us that the location on Boul Road has expanded their food bank hours to serve our community.
Minor damage occurs in two-car crash Christmas Eve.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office and the Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Service, with help from many others in the community, surprise a local family with a Christmas they won't soon forget.
Darbie O'Donnell visits Desert Haven Animal Society and introduces us to Baby, an adult male short-hair cat available now for adoption.
Traveling from Pahrump to Vegas via Hwy 160 today? Expect delays...
For more information, visit: https://nvroads.com/
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle crash on Bourbon Street. The crash occurred between a vehicle that allegedly fled following the crash and a NCSO dispatcher. Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue arrived on scene as well as Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies. No one claimed any injury at the time of the crash which appears to be a rear end collision. Stay tuned to KPVM TV for more information on this developing story.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office responds to allegations made by attorneys for Never Give Up in connection with the execution of a search warrant at that facility earlier this month.
Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and organizations, The Nye County Sheriff's Office and Pahrump Valley Fire & Rescue Service are able to deliver holiday meals and gifts to local families.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office takes part in this year's Shop With A Cop program, helping buy gifts for local children this Christmas.
Albertsons gets in the holiday spirit by donating meals to local families.
Never Forgotten Animal Society holds a fundraiser to support their mission of improving animal welfare in the Pahrump community.
Santa's been making his rounds in Pahrump. And he made two more stops over the weekend, at Wheeler Springs Plaza and Kamp K-9.
Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue and the Nye County Sheriffs Office surprised a special family today with presents, dinner, a tour inside and out of a fire truck, sheriffs vehicle and patrol motorcycle. The family has just learned that their little one has leukemia. Bless them and give them strength.
The members of Rotary are out spreading cheer at Smith’s and Walmart this week. Handing out $50.00 gift cards for our Random Act of Kindness. In addition we were able to help 10 families have their power turned back on.
Troopers in Las Vegas rescued this scared little guy in the center median of the I-15 and the US95. The cat was taken to Animal Foundation Shelter. If you would like to give this cat a fur-ever home go check out the Animal Foundation website at https://animalfoundation.com
Thanks to Albertsons we were able to secure dinners for those in need here in Pahrump! These dinners were generously donated by Albertsons (a special thanks to Marlina Calleros and the Deli Manager!) with the assistance of Deanna O’Donnell with KPVM-TV and the entire crew at Quality Signs & Designs! And of course Bradley was on-hand to supervise and direct.
Happy Holidays everybody! We had a spectacular time delivering all 32 family meals!
The number of U.S. households without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription that instead receive broadcast stations using a digital antenna has jumped by nearly 50 percent over the past 8 years to reach 16 million homes, according to a new report from Nielsen. Today, 14 percent of all U.S. TV households are watching television over the air, it found. More ...
Medics are called to Preferred RV Resort Monday morning to help a pregnant woman who allegedly stabbed herself in the stomach.
One person was killed and six others seriously hurt in a head-on crash in Death Valley. Pahrump Valley Fire & Rescue was called to assist in life-saving efforts.
A driver swerves to avoid hitting a horse in the road but crashes into a house instead.
The Nye County School District comments on the arrest of Verona Worthington, a health aide at Pahrump Valley High School, saying student safety remains their highest priority.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office comments on the District Attorney's decision to not pursue charges against former Valley Electric Association CEO Angela Evans..
Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Delivers Meals to Local Families.
Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Caroline, a border collie looking for her forever home and available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society.
It's Gonna Rain! But where? When? How much? We're starting to hammer out the details a little more each day.
What we know now... 0.10-0.25" of rain & 3-6" of snow above 5000 ft expected Monday & Tuesday before we encounter a brief dry spell Christmas morning.
UPDATED: 12/21/19: Last night, we joined forces with Northern Nevada’s best to save lives. These two individuals - one at a .250 and another at a .206 - were removed from the roadway before they could kill someone with their impaired driving. Not pictured are the numerous other drivers arrested for driving under the influence of meth, marijuana, and prescription pills. It’s simple: drive sober, save lives. Don’t be the reason someone doesn’t make it through the holiday season.
POSTED 12/20/19: There is no excuse for driving under the influence. Make plans now and stay safe later.
As Las Vegas residents make plans to celebrate the coming holidays, the Nevada Highway Patrol and other Nevada law enforcement agencies ask that you make sure those plans include viable alternatives to driving under the influence.
Whether it's a designated driver or public transportation, everyone should make sure they have alternatives in place to avoid any chance of making a bad decision that could lead to unnecessary tragedy.
As part of efforts to increase traffic safety and reduce driving under the influence during the holidays, law enforcement is participating in a statewide Joining Forces campaign to heighten enforcement of DUI violations and increase awareness of the dangers of DUI.
From December 20, 2019 through January 3, 2020, the Nevada Highway Patrol will dedicate extra deputies specifically to look for drivers under the influence. Funding for these extra patrols is made possible by a Joining Forces grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety.
The goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.
Shop with a cop at Walmart today. We had a blast!
Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies and Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a vehicle versus structure accident on Winery Road. The home sustained major damage. According to Fire Chief Scott Lewis no one was taken to the hospital at the time of the crash.
Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue and Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies are delivering presents and food to families throughout Nye County who are in need this holiday season. Thank you to all of the sponsors who participated and donations from the community.
We'll have more information on this story in Monday evening's newscast. Stay tuned to KPVM!
The Nye County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people on charges related to drug sales and possession, including a health aide at Pahrump Valley High School.
A local man is under arrest, after deputies say he tried to steal tires from a vehicle at a Pahrump auto dealership.
If you need to use DMV services in Tonopah, you'll have to wait -- at least for now -- or use another location. Brad Francis explains.
A new bar opens tonight in Pahrump. And it promises to bring a new experience to the valley, including top-notch entertainment. Kelli Sater and Andrew Hanzelic are excited to be opening The Bearded Lady Saloon.
Star Wars star Mark Hamill has dropped a big hint about the new movie. Maria Guerra has that story and more in Entertainment This Week.
Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Joe Cocker Spaniel, a very active K9 looking for his forever home.
The Nye County Sheriff's office arrests a Tonopah man for numerous auto thefts.
JPO Investigation Melinda Henrichs.
Several weather systems will move through the Desert Southwest next week, bringing precipitation chances along with them. And the National Weather Service says if you plan to travel, it's important to be prepared.
source: Cheryl Andersen via Facebook
We’ve come a long way! From slow moving trucks Vegas side to pahrump near overhead billboard. Thousands of Krail 7-8.3 miles at a time. You now have double lanes on both sides [of the mountain], plus a brand new Hwy. All the krails on pahrump side gone!!! Thank you for your patience all of u!
Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia says he is not moving forward on the alleged embezzlement case against the former CEO Of Valley Electric.
An adult and child were taken by ambulance today to our local hospital after their vehicle slammed into the back of another car on the highway.
A man from Iowa is behind bars in Nye County, charged in connection with a stolen vehicle.
A Pahrump woman is under arrest, charged with assaulting a woman who had a protection order against her.
The annual Community Christmas Dinner will be held Tuesday, December 24 from 11am - 2pm. Linda Wright tells us more.
Medics have cleared the scene of a two car crash at Homestead Road and Highway 160. Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue transported a female and a small child to Desert View Hospital by ground ambulance. Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies conducted a field sobriety test on the female before transporting her to the hospital. The northbound Highway 160 left hand turn lane is currently blocked until vehicles can be removed from the scene of the rear end collision. Stay tuned to KPVM for more information on this developing story.
Deanna O’Donnell and Ubaldo Alvarado from KPVM TV and Ace Country Radio representing at Walmart bell ringing for the Salvation Army.
Nearly 20 people appeared before Nye County Commissioners Tuesday to voice their opposition to a proposed increase in per-parcel water fees. The rate hike has already been approved by the Nye County Water District Governing Board, but is likely to be overturned by county.
Eunette Gentry has the latest from the courts in Nye County, with more on the cases of Michael Anthony Horn and Cole Engelson.
This weekend the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help with their Angel Tree gift giveaway. There is also an opportunity for some families to receive some help.
Two pigeons are now in custody in the loving care of a Las Vegas Pigeon rescue group called Lofty Hopes.
A quilt guild in Pahrump is helping spread holiday cheer this season, by delivering handmade items to some lucky seniors. Bartha Cupernall, a member of Shadow Mountain Quilters, tells us about their visit to Inspirations senior living community.
Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Arnold, a four-year-old corgi mix looking for his forever home.
CARSON CITY Nev. - For the second year in a row, Nevada's high school students graduated at the highest rate ever at 84 .11 percent for the Class of 2019 - an increase of 3 .26 percentage points since 2017. "Our mission is to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness and this continued increase in our graduation rate demonstrates our collective progress as a statewide education system," said Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction. "The rising graduation rate coincides with other positive trends reported this year, including 184 schools that increased their rating by one or more stars and assessment outcomes that indicate that more of our students are demonstrating proficiency and college and career readiness." Nevada's three largest districts - Clark County School District, Washoe County School District, and the State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA, which is considered a district for accountability purposes) - all showed increases in graduation rates. SPCSA had the most dramatic jump in graduation rates since 2017, with a 12.51 point increase. Other highlights include Douglas County School District, which improved by 3. 73 percentage points, and increases in graduation rate by more than 2 percentage points for the Lyon County, Carson City, Clark County, and Washoe County School Districts. The full list of graduation rates for 2018-19 is as follows:
Pershing (94.55 percent), Eureka (93.33 percent), and Douglas (91.26 percent) have the highest graduation rates in the state. There are IO school districts with graduation rates that exceed the state average of 84 .11 percent. Graduation rates for students across all races/ethnicities are higher than in 2017:
"We are proud that all of our students are demonstrating progress, but we are committed to addressing achievement gaps for student groups, including for our American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, and Hispanic students, as well as students who are differently abled, English language learners, and students who are eligible for free-or-reduced-price lunch," Ebert said. "Expanding access to educational opportunities and ensuring equitable access to effective educators vill be key to our efforts to provide every student who graduates with the tools they need to build a home, a life, and a future." Here are the graduation rates for students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and English learners over the past two years:
Graduation rates for Career and Technical Education students increased 2.96 points over the past nvo years. Career and Technical Education students have the highest graduation rate of any student population in the state at 94 .19 percent.
A rally was held in support of President Donald Trump on the evening of 12/17 on the corner of Highway 160 and 372.
An electrical problem inside a rooftop air conditioner fills Gold Town Casino with smoke. The building was evacuated. No one was hurt.
A sport utility vehicle hits the back of a Nye County school bus. The driver was taken to the hospital. No children on the bus were hurt.
Three people are detained Tuesday as Nye County Sheriff's Deputies investigate a home burglary.
Sean Reynolds, from Pahrump, is under arrest and faces three charges in connection with cashing a fraudulent check.
Deanna O'Donnell talks with the experts at Angie's List who share some great tips to help you check off the people on your holiday shopping list.
Watch Pahrump’s sky sparkle with fireworks during specially designated holiday weekends. Launch your own fireworks in a safe and supervised environment or enjoy the show during the following holiday weekends:
New Year’s Weekend | Dec 27 – Dec 30 | 5pm – 11pm
New Year’s Eve | Dec 31 | 5pm – Midnight
All visitors who want to launch their own fireworks must have a special permit from one of the five fireworks stores: Area 51, Phantom Fireworks, Red Apple Fireworks, Black Jack Fireworks, Outlaw Pyro. Launch permits are $5 each. The site is first come first serve within a 30-minute limit.
The Fireworks Over Pahrump launch site is located one mile west on Gamebird Rd. right off of Highway 160
For more information, contact the following retailers:
Red Apple Fireworks
Black Jack Fireworks
Cheryl Andersen posted to I NEED HELP IN PAHRUMP
Starting at 6:30 am - 2:30 on 12/17/19
Give yourself extra time going to Pahrump and also up near Lovell canyon. Slow down and watch for krail trucks turning into your Vegas bound lanes. They don’t realize your doing 80 and you get to them faster. Also watch for their flashers as it takes them a minuit to pick up speed. You don’t want to come flying up and realize, your passing lane has cars and u can’t get over! Also Vegas.. the loaded krail trucks are slow going. If u get caught behind one it will alter your time.
We are removing krails (the temporary cement dividers) and flagger holds are up to 20 minutes. NDOT allows 20 minuits on hold times although they have been running around 15ish.
We’re trying to get these krails gone so u can both lanes back. Be patient a little bit longer Thank u.
And .. my boss said, by Wednesday we should have all krails gone!
And you have both sides done wooohoo!
A pizza delivery SUV from Tarantino's Pizza was involved in a weekend crash at Bell Vista and Barney. It's the second time a Tarantino's Pizza vehicle has been involved in a crash in the last year.
One person was arrested after a minor three-car crash at the intersection of SR 372 & SR 160 Saturday night.
The driver of a car that crashed early Sunday morning on West Charleston Park Avenue was not hurt, but he was taken into custody.
The Nye County School District wants to let students know about programs that can help them get a jump-start on their college education and save money in the process.
Dozens attend the annual Light Up A Life remembrance ceremony, held Friday evening. The event is sponsored by the Center For Compassionate Care, the counseling arm of Nathan Adelson Hospice.
Thomas Duran is under arrest, charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting a Public Officer and Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Hundreds celebrate the season with a first-time event in Pahrump -- the Nightmare Before Christmas Party In The Park.
O Happy Bread has been serving Pahrump for nearly three years, bringing the taste of France to Nevada. Deanna O'Donnell talks with the owners about what they do and what makes them unique.
Darbie O'Donnell takes us to Desert Haven Animal Society, where we meet today's pet, Daddy-O.
UPDATE on Duck Pond cleaning and maintenance at the Calvada Eye: Last week the two main ponds were drained and cleaned. Approximately 100 fish and addition turtles were moved to the upper pond area while the two larger areas are worked on, including the improving of water flow for the contained self-contained ecosystem.
The project should be completed and the ponds refilled by Friday, December 19th.
For Immediate Release FCC PROPOSES DESIGNATING 988 AS NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION & MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE NUMBER Agency Begins Formal Rulemaking, Seeks Comment on Proposal -- WASHINGTON, December 12, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today started the process of designating 988 as a new, nationwide, 3-digit number for a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This designation will help ease access to crisis services, reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health conditions, and ultimately save lives.
Today’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes that calls made to 988 would be directed to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a national network of 163 crisis centers that is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Currently, the Lifeline is available by calling 1- 800-273-TALK and through online chats. In 2018, trained Lifeline counselors answered over 2.2 million calls and over 100,000 online chats.
Today’s effort began with Congressional passage of the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018. That statute tasked the FCC, in consultation with SAMHSA and the Department of Veterans Affairs, with examining and reporting on the technical feasibility of designating a shorter number—“a simple, easy-to-remember, 3-digit dialing code”—for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.
In a report to Congress released in August, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Economics and Analytics recommended 988 as that new 3-digit dialing code. The report found that a 3-digit suicide hotline number “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.” The report noted that, from 1999 to 2016, suicide increased in 49 of the 50 states, and the increase was greater than 20% in more than half of those states. It also noted that suicide rates are higher across various at-risk populations, including Veterans and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) communities. The report examined the feasibility of using various 3-digit numbers, including a wholly unique 3-digit number like 988 and N11 numbers (i.e., 211 to 911), and found that the technical and operational issues associated with implementing 988 could be addressed and resolved more quickly than any consumer re-education efforts needed to repurpose an existing N11 number.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes requiring that all telecommunications carriers and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers make, within 18 months, any network changes necessary to ensure that users can dial 988 to reach the Lifeline. The Notice also seeks comment on all aspects of implementation, including whether a longer or shorter timeframe would be needed to make 988 a reality.
The Commission will begin taking public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking following publication in the Federal Register. Following review of that public record, the Commission will move toward final rules.
Action by the Commission December 12, 2019 by Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 19- 128). Chairman Pai, Commissioners O’Rielly, Carr, Rosenworcel, and Starks approving. Chairman Pai, Commissioners Carr, Rosenworcel, and Starks issuing separate statements. WC Docket No. 18-336
Media Relations: (202) 418-0500 / ASL: (844) 432-2275 / TTY: (888) 835-5322 / Twitter: @FCC / www.fcc.gov
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).
This morning State Troopers in Las Vegas celebrated the holiday season with the Clark County School District Police Department and some great kids by participating in the annual Shop with a Cop event. @ccsdpd #shopwithacop #MerryChristmas #NHPSocomm
12/15/19: Santa's bikers (Tribe M/C) are out again today delivering presents to families around town. The motorcade can be quite lengthy, so please watch out and be patient if you see them while you're out driving today.
Traffic is being diverted around a three vehicle crash at Highway 160 and 372. No injuries have been reported. Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies, Nevada Highway Patrol and Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene. Stay tuned to KPVM TV for more information on this developing story.
All occupants declined to be transported from a two vehicle crash involving a pick up truck and a pizza delivery vehicle. This is the second collision that has impacted the small pizza shop called Tarantino’s in recent years. The SUV rolled over as a result of the collision and was rolled back onto its tires by citizens at the scene located at Barney and Bell Vista. Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies and Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue were dispatched. Traffic is being diverted during the investigation and clean up. Stay tuned to KPVM TV for more information on this developing story.
Maria Guerra takes a look at what's making news in the entertainment world, including a holiday event right here in Pahrump.
The Nevada Highway Patrol has released dash and body camera video that shows an accident involving and SUV and one of their pickup trucks. Six people in the SUV were hurt and transported to local hospitals.
A lack of ICE detainees in the Nye County Jail is leading to a projected deficit. So, as a stop-gap measure, commissioners have approved moving money from the general fund to the jail fund to help pay vendors and employees.
A Pahrump man is behind bars, facing several charges related to an alleged 'fishing' operation. Brad Francis explains.
Darbie O'Donnell takes us to Desert Haven Animal Society for a look at today's pet, a cat named Live P.D.
State Schools Superintendent Jhone Ebert is traveling the state to visit local schools in all 17 counties. She stopped in Nye County this week to meet with educators, administrators, children and their parents, and spoke about the importance of parental involvement.
Tribe Motorcycle Club is preparing for another run this Sunday, when they'll be delivering toys and food to local families in need.
No injuries reported at a minor two vehicle crash on Highway 160 in front of Smith’s. Traffic was blocked while Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies helped move the vehicles off the roadway.
Let's check in with Veronica Dela Rosa to learn what's happening this week in the Nye County Schools.
The Pahrump Arts Council saw a great turnout for the recent Christmas Crafts Day For Kids. And they've already set the date for next year's event.
Local musician, singer and songwriter John Michael Ferrari wins Outstanding Male Singer Songwriter for 2019 at the Las Vegas Producers Choice awards.
One person is killed and several others seriously hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 95 in Amargosa.
Walmart makes a generous donation of $2,000 to Oasis Outreach and the Tribe Motorcycle Club. That money will help more than 100 families this holiday season.
Nathan Adelson Hospice has raised $9,000 to help those who need their services. Brad Francis tells us about their biggest fundraising event of the year.
UPDATED 8:05PM PST DEC 11, 2019: Update on fatal accident from Fire Chief Scott Lewis from Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue.
Emergency crews are working a head on crash tonight at mile marker 34 in Nye County on US Highway 95. One person is declared deceased on scene. Two people were transported via Mercy Air helicopter to a trauma center in Las Vegas. Two other individuals were taken by ground ambulance to a Las Vegas Hospital. The highway is closed during the investigation by Nevada Highway Patrol.
UPDATED 7:05PM PST DEC 11, 2019: According to Nevada Highway Patrol the fatal crash on US Highway 95 is between a Toyota passenger car and a pick up. The passenger car drifted over the centerline and struck the pick up. A passenger in the Toyota has died, the driver and other passenger are critical. The two other individuals in the truck are in serious condition. Traffic is being diverted around the crash at a Highway 373. One car is from Idaho and one from Nevada.
POSTED 6:05PM PST DEC 11, 2019: Traffic is blocked on Highway 95 at Mile Marker 34 for a fatal two vehicle head-on crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck. One person was entrapped and two unconscious according to the Nye County Sheriff's Office. Two Mercy Air helicopters are landing on the roadway to transport the victims of the crash. .
In today’s Court Report, Eunette tells us the final defendant has been sentenced in the 2018 murder of a man in Tonopah.
Local members of The Indivisible Project support the impeachment of President Trump. And they're taking their message to the streets of Pahrump.
A driver who exited his car on his own this morning was then taken to a Las Vegas trauma center, after crashing his car on Highway 160.
Darbie had a difficult time today not adopting this sweet dog today at Desert Haven Animal Society. Brittney the dog is available right now at our local shelter.
The Nevada Silver Tappers hold their 29th annual Christmas Benefit Show to help benefit some great non-profit agencies and causes in our community.
Robin Barber, a former labor representative in California, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Valley Electric Association. Barber will fill out the unexpired term of former Board member Dave Dawson, who retired as District 6 Director in November after 12 years on the Board. District 6 includes North Pahrump, the area north of Highway 372.
"Robin brings a career of member representation experience to the table," said VEA Board President Kathleen Keyes. "She has excellent communication skills and knows what it takes for a board to make good decisions. Our members will find Robin to be honest, trustworthy and of the highest integrity. We welcome her to the Board."
Twenty-two members from District 6 applied for the Board vacancy. VEA Board members met last week to review the applications and again on Monday to interview candidates. Ten members were interviewed by the Board on Monday.
Barber said she is honored to receive the appointment and is excited to begin. "Part of my DNA is to be an activist, and I am eager to serve the community on the VEA Board." Barber has lived in Pahrump since March 2018 after retiring as a labor representative for the Service Employees International Union in Santa Barbara, Calif.
"I come with a diverse skills set," said Barber in her application for the Board vacancy. "I am comfortable as a leader in organizing, presiding, presenting, researching, analyzing, speaking, compiling data, negotiating contracts, assessing budgets, conflict resolution, training, directing, in municipalities, civil and judicial boards. I am confident I can positively contribute to the needs of this community in a transparent and honest way."
The power was knocked out on the west side of Pahrump over the weekend after a car slams into a power pole.
We get an update on the latest arrests across Nye County. Brad Francis has the details.
We spoke to Sue Bai with the Lions Club for their annual fundraising event called Breakfast with Santa. And she tells us how the community can help out with Letters To Santa.
Choir Director Ginger Forbes spoke to News 25 about the holiday concert held this past weekend.
Sam Peters For Congress
Dust Bunnies Cleaning and Handyman Service (commercial)
Do It Best Pahrump Rentals and Hardware
CSE Solar Solutions
Big Dicks Pizzeria
Emma Stone is now engaged. Maria has that story and more.
Traffic is diverted around a crash on Dandelion Street.
One female is transported from a rollover crash last night just south of town.
The Nye County Board of Commissioners discusses a bid proposal regarding the next phase of development at Kellogg Park.
A Pahrump driver gets caught up in flash flooding on Highway 160 Sunday evening, needing to be rescued by Pahrump Valley Fire & Rescue.
Dozens gather this morning to protest a proposed ban on guns inside the children's reading area at the Pahrump Community Library.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Thrifty Paws next week for holiday photos.
Today Darbie brings you a dog named Kittyhawk who is available for adoption at Desert Haven.
The $59 million upgrade of State Route 160 that entails widening a 6-mile stretch of highway from two to four travel lanes between Mile Markers 16 and 22 in southwest Clark County, creates a safe passing lane for slower moving traffic while altering the roadway geometry for fewer twists and turns.
The project additionally entails rehabilitating 22 miles of deteriorating roadway from roughly the Nye County line to just past the Mountain Springs community. This weekend, eastbound traffic opened to the newly upgraded roadway with two travel lanes along the 22-mile stretch. However, westbound traffic is still down to one lane while barrier railing is picked-up through the end of the month, which could lead to potential travel delays. Construction is still scheduled to finish in August 2020.
There is a public protest at the Pahrump Community Library whose board is considering banning guns inside the children’s library reading room. This came about in October when an adult female was enjoying the reading room with her younger sister. The woman was wearing a open carry holstered firearm. The library in the following days installed signs saying no guns or dangerous weapons allowed in the child reading area. The item was also put on the Library Board meeting being considered this morning. Many people are speaking against the item and several in favor of the item being passed. County Commissioner John Koenig says considering this item is against the board’s open meeting law.
POSTED 8:06PM December 8, 2019: Highway 160 north of town, near Roadrunner Road is currently closed by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, due to severe flooding and debris in the roadway. Please seek alternate routes, and use caution.
UPDATE: 9:06PM - Area will be closed until 10:15PM. Avoid flooded areas.
Oasis Outreach and Tribe Motorcycle Club hold part 1 of their annual Toy Run today, December 8, 2019. Riders are on their way with Santa delivering gifts and meals to area residents. Please always be alert and watch out for motorcyclists on the roadway.
The power was knocked out this evening in the area in Bannavich and Cody Street. A single vehicle hit a power pole causing the pole to break. The driver and only occupant declined to be transported by Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue medics to local medical facilities. Valley Electric crews were dispatched to repair the pole. Nye County Sheriffs Deputies blocked traffic in the area.
On Aug. 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office announces a state-wide effort to crack down on impaired driving. And they release the results of a Thanksgiving seat belt enforcement effort and reminds drivers about the importance of buckling up.
Heather Rooks and her son Khachadourian Rooks are in jail, facing charges in the death of Heather's 12-year-old daughter.
The Pahrump Arts Council is hosting a craft day event for kids. And they hope for it to become an annual event.
Darbie O'Donnell has today's Save A Pet, and how you can help give Daisy her forever home.
A house fire on West Gally Road causes major damage to the home. No one was home at the time, and no injuries are reported.
Buddy Borden, leader of the NEAP project, explains to county commissioners how the data-gathering initiative aims to help local governments with better, more complete information.
New tool will help improve resource monitoring, assessment, protection, and restoration for Nevada's wetlands
The Nature Conservancy in Nevada, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Natural Heritage (NDNH, previously the Nevada Natural Heritage Program) and the Desert Research Institute, recently completed the Nevada Wetland Rapid Assessment Method (NV RAM), a draft assessment protocal developed as a product of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) grant awarded to NDNH. The NV RAM will help advance smart strategies from the State of Nevada Wetland Program Plan to improve wetland resource monitoring, assessment, protection, and restoration throughout the state.
Wetlands are vital to Nevada, as they link land and water and create highly productive ecosystems with unique plants and wildlife. Nevada is the driest state in the nation, and an estimated 52 percent of the state's historic wetland acreage has been lost over the years. The new NV RAM field manual establishes consistent methods for performing rapid assessments of Nevada wetlands to provide key insights surrounding the distribution of the various types of wetland habitats statewide, and the status of these precious natural resources. The tool's development was guided by the shared need of agencies to find a cost-effective way to assess wetlands within Nevada's hydrographic areas (groundwater administrative units) and specific units of land.
The NV RAM is designed to be carried out by an experienced team of two people in four hours and is ready to be used in the field, however the method is considered draft until additional field verification is conducted. Future goals for the NV RAM include its use to create a wetland database or use as a tool for land or resource managers to measure wetland ecological integrity, target sites for restoration and protection, identify stressors, and track changes over time. A full Ecological Integrity Assessment could also be developed to help understand how some wetland systems in Nevada are influenced by human land and water management.
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CARSON CITY, NV – Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced two proposed changes, and one final rule change, to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which serves more than 400,000 Nevadans.
The final rule, published on December 5, 2019, addresses changes to SNAP recipients classified as Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD).
The new rule limits states’ ability to override work requirements for SNAP recipients. The order affects adults who are less than 50 years old who do not have disabilities or dependents.
The current rules require the group to work at least 20 hours a week for more than three months during a three-year period, but states can waive the rule if work is not available. The new rule will limit the state's ability to do that unless unemployment reaches a specific rate in that area.
Today, the State of Nevada was informed it has received a three-month waiver for this rule which applies to all Nevada counties, with the exception of Washoe.
The waiver of the time limit will be in effect from January 1, 2020 through March 30, 2020. As mandated by Nevada law, the State will continue to apply for waivers but, if future waivers are denied, then more than 32,000 individuals will be transitioned off SNAP when they exhaust their three months of benefits.
Additionally, there are two proposed rules; Broad-Based Categorically Eligibility which addresses the types of government benefits that automatically qualify families for SNAP and Standard Utility Allowance regarding the guideline states use to calculate standard utility allowances.
The proposed rule will eliminate the Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE) policy and impose a financial asset test on SNAP applicants that were approved under BBCE. The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services estimates about 46,000 SNAP recipients will no longer be eligible, and 7,415 children who are on National School Lunch Program will be affected by the proposed rule.
The second proposed rule for the Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) may show an increase of more than 4% to recipients, according to USDA analysis. Currently, Nevada’s average SNAP benefit per household is $220.06. If the proposed rule on SUA values is approved as written, the average benefit per household in Nevada will increase by $9.44, per month.
Currently 117,968 out of 221,272 SNAP households qualify and receive the Standard Utility Allowance.
For additional informatio, see the press release at the USDA website
Tiles for Miles is sponsoring and angel tree this year and we need your help Pahrump!
Please come and see us, Tiles for Miles at 1266 E Calvada Blvd and pick out an angel to donate gifts to. We have so many children that need our help in Pahrump and we all want to make sure they have a Merry Christmas!
Please please come see us! Donations need to be new unwrapped clothes or toys with the angel tag attached and can be turned in to us no later than December 18th. Thank you!
Pets Are Worth Saving has a lot of pets available for adoption. Today, we meet Elf, a six-week old kitten ready for his forever home.
The Pahrump Arts Council gives us a preview of their annual Christmas Concert, taking place Friday night at Pahrump Valley High School.
Nye County Commissioners have approved a water-sharing contract between the county and the school district. That water will then be used to irrigate the high school sports fields.
The Nye County Board of Commissioners rejects the recommendations of a study that looked at speed limits near Ian Deutch Memorial Park.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety is embarking on a statewide recruitment effort called 'Recruit Nevada.' They hope it will encourage men and women to join the state's law enforcement agencies.
Local singer/songwriter Dan Schinhofen talks about his latest songs and the inspiration behind them.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to be aware of the dangers of aggressive driving.
Breakfast With Santa is just around the corner. We talk with Sue Bai to get a preview of the 17th annual event.
Darbie O'Donnell shows us Reagan -- a great dog available for adoption from the Desert Haven Animal Society.
DAV and RecruitMilitary will host the Las Vegas Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Conference Center of Las Vegas. This free event for veterans, military spouses, transitioning military, National Guard members and Reservists features employers ready to hire.
In addition to providing career opportunities for veterans, RecruitMilitary is also focusing efforts on the more than 600,000 military spouses in the United States who are unemployed and/or underemployed in their professional careers. The company is actively working to help address the exorbitantly high unemployment rate of military spouses - nearly 25% - a rate more than six times the national average. This is the highest unemployment rate of any singular group in the U.S. Through its partnership with Google, a new job search tool is now available to assist military spouse and military trained talent to explore 8,000 remote work options in the RecruitMilitary database of more than 250,000 jobs. With more than 140 veteran and military spouse job fairs this year, RecruitMilitary offers veterans and military spouses the most opportunities of any organization to help facilitate their future career goals.
For more information, visit the event website at: https://success.recruitmilitary.com/events/las-vegas-veterans-job-fair-december-12-2019
This is an interesting story that came to fruition thanks to our dedicated and thorough Evidence Technicians. It starts off slow so you’ll have to stick with us to the end. Let’s begin...
On November 7, Troopers responded to a crash at McCarran and Nugget. They retrieved a handgun from the involved vehicle for safekeeping while the driver was transported to a local area hospital.
On November 11, Troopers responded to a reckless vehicle call that turned into crash in Fallon. Guess what? Same driver again. Troopers located a rifle that was booked into evidence for safekeeping.
The owner of these guns contacted Evidence wanting to retrieve them. The Evidence Technician, following protocol, completed a background check and discovered that this person was prohibited from owning firearms. She ran the guns and discovered that they were purchased in Nevada.
Troopers were able to pull surveillance footage of the purchases. This is where the plot thickens. Footage shows this driver’s wife completing the Brady paperwork while he pulls money from his pocket for the purchase. We also see him leaving the store carrying a rifle. If you’ve ever legally purchased a firearm, there is a question followed by a warning in bold letters asking if you are the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm. She must’ve closed her eyes for this portion of the form.
Fast forward to December 2 when we arrested the husband and wife for multiple felonies, including conspiracy, sell/transfer a gun to a prohibited person, and prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Here’s the lesson to be learned: never buy a firearm on behalf of someone else. This is a straw purchase. This is bad. This is illegal.
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Abuse allegations lead to a search warrant being executed Monday at the Never Give Up Youth Healing Center in Amargosa Valley.
Here is Veronica with today’s Student News report from Pahrump Valley High School.
Tickets are on sale for the annual Nevada Silver Tappers Christmas Show, set for Saturday, December 7. This year's variety show will benefit several non-profit organizations in our area.
It's about to get easier for some vendors to sell their wares in Nye County. The Board of County Commissioners has approved a change in the requirements for obtaining a seller's permit.
Tony Sadler is arrested and charged with trying to strangle his wife.
SOURCE: U.S. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
|Event:||Winter Weather Advisory|
.Another winter storm will bring a quick round of mountain snow to the region late this evening through Wednesday night. Heaviest snow is expected during the day on Wednesday. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 PM PST WEDNESDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET... * WHAT...Snow expected above 7000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Rain may mix with snow at times between the 7000 and 8000 foot elevations during the day Wednesday. * WHERE...Sheep Range and Spring Mountains...particularly the higher elevations of Kyle and Lee Canyons. * WHEN...From 4 AM to 10 PM PST Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult due to wet, snow covered, and icy roadways. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult especially on State Routes 156, 157, 158.
|Instructions:||A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
Fire crews responded to a home fire this evening in Sandy Valley. Two adults and one infant have been displaced. Red Cross is assisting. No injuries have been reported. Stay tuned to KPVM for more information on this developing story.
Linda Wright announced the first annual New Holiday Task Force Thanksgiving Day Feast at Nye Communities Coalition. The group which has restructured is holding another holiday dinner on Christmas Eve.
The Community Christmas Tree will remain in the parking lot of the Pahrump Nugget until after the New Year for all to enjoy and even take holiday photos. Over the weekend the tree was decorated and a lighting ceremony was held.
Two vehicles blocked the highway Sunday morning after colliding with each other off Linda Street.
Traffic was diverted around a crash Friday night just south of the Highway 160 and 372 intersections.
A man is in the Nye County Detention Center, charged with stealing items from a car at a local gas station.
A cat thought to be injured fooled a homeowner over the weekend after it escaped responders who were dispatched to help get the animal off the roof of a house.
A beautiful young dog found in the desert is now available to take home in time for the holidays.
This morning Spring Mountain Medical Clinic donated a check for 500 dollars and lots of toys to the Tribe Motorcycle Club for their Christmas Toy Drive.
Fire crews responded to a home fire this evening in Sandy Valley. Two adults and one infant have been displaced. Red Cross is assisting. No injuries have been reported. Stay tuned to KPVM for more information on this developing story.
Delivering supplies to our homeless. Thanks to Melisa Marie Fay, Ryan Muccio, Dust Bunnies Cleaning and Handyman Service, KPVM Tv, ACE Country Radio, Emcompass Home Health, Kristin A. Swan, Laura Jean Daun , with Vicky (our new friend).
One person has been transported to Desert View Hospital from a two vehicle crash that occurred this morning on Highway 372 and Linda Street. Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue and Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies as well as Nevada Highway Patrol responded. They were assisted with traffic control by Nye County Animal Control. There were a total of 5 occupants in both vehicles which sustained major damage. NHP is investigating what caused the crash. Stay tuned to KPVM TV for more information on this developing story.
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