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NCSO Releases Details of Officer Involved Shooting

Nye County Sheriff's Office Deputy James Ramos is on administrative leave following an incident behind Walmart early Wednesday morning in which he fired one shot at a suspect.



Court Report with Eunette Gentry

Eunette Gentry has news from the courts in Nye County, including the case of Melinda Hinrichs.



Health: What is Walking Pneumonia?

Cold and flu season leaves many of us miserable. And most times we can chalk it up to the common cold. But according to Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Dan Allan, what we think is a cold may turn out to be walking pneumonia.



Save A Pet - Tiger

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Tiger, a gray, adult male tabby with beautiful green eyes. He's available for adoption from Desert View Animal Society.



8-year-old Selling Paper Hearts to Help Homeless

An 8-year-old Pahrump girl is spearheading an effort to help the homeless in our community. Ashlin Banning -- with a little help from her dad -- has started a project called 'Hearts For Homeless.' She's selling hand-made paper hearts, then using the money she raises to assemble care packages for people in need.



Health: Quitting Smoking Best For Health, Despite Weight Gain Worries

Weight gain is a common concern for people who are looking to kick a smoking habit. Now, a recent study looks to answer the question 'What's more dangerous? -- The health risks from possible weight gain after quitting... or not quitting at all? Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Nikita Desai did not take part in the study, but says despite potential weight gain, quitting smoking is still best for your health.



Angie's List: The Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Contractor

There's a long list of questions to consider when you're beginning a home improvement project. One of the biggest questions is licensing. In today's Angie's List Report, we learn about the benefits of hiring licensed contractors.



Great Computer Deals Tech Tip with Josh Osborne

So you're ready to buy a new computer. If you're considering a desktop, Josh Osborne, of Great Computer Deals, has the pros and cons of buying one in today's Quick Tutorial.



2020 Census Begins April 1

Households will be able to respond to the 2020 Census online, over the phone, or through a paper questionnaire. Below is a link to the a sample of the bilingual paper questionnaire that will be used during the 2020 Census.


This version excludes some features that will be made available to households starting in March 2020, such as the URL for online response and the contact information for phone response.


A sample copy of the 2020 Census questionnaire may be found at:


source: Nye County, NV

Requests For Response For North Leslie Street Paving

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Nye, State of Nevada will accept written responses for paving N. Leslie Street, from a point south of the intersection of W Basin Avenue to a point north of W. Irene Street for 5,573 linear feet located in Pahrump.



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Three Pets Die in House Fire on River Plate Drive

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an early-morning fire on River Plate Drive in Pahrump. Two cats and a dog died in the blaze. The residents suffered from smoke inhalation.



Health: Time-Outs Won't Cause Long-Term Problems, Study Says

Time-out of no time-out? It's a question parents often contemplate. Now, a recent study looks at whether taking a 'time-out' has any negative long-term effects on children. Dr. Emily Mudd of Cleveland Clinic Children's did not take part in the research, but says, results show 'time-outs' are okay.



Save A Pet - Oliver

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Oliver, an adult male orange tabby who's looking for his forever home. He's available for adoption now from Desert Haven Animal Society.



S.R. 159 Upgrades, Lane Restrictions Feb. 27-May 14 in Clark County



CLARK COUNTY, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) maintenance crews will be crack sealing a 9-mile-stretch of State Route 159 from Blue Diamond Road to the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center from 6 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, February 17 through May 14 in Clark County.


Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit or call 511 before driving.


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Structure Fire on River Plate Drive

Early this morning fire crews with Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue were called to a well-involved structure fire on River Plate Drive. The homeowners had already evacuated the stick built home, however reported to PVFR that animals were still inside the residence.


Officer Involved Shooting Near Dahlia Street

Nye County Sheriff’s Office corded off the area early this morning around Walmart on Dahlia Street for a reported officer involved shooting. No suspects or officers have been hit with gunfire. Three individuals were detained at that time. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Stay tuned to KPVM TV!

Hit and Run Crash on Charleston Park

It’s unclear at this point if a driver that fled the scene of a two car crash has been apprehended. Police located the vehicle involved in the crash at a home here in Pahrump.



Man Arrested After Reported Robbery



One male was arrested for a possible auto burglary. The suspect tells police that the pizza delivery driver owed him money for a trade involving a video game, money and tattoos.


Two suspects are in custody for an alleged robbery that occurred at Dominos on Highway 160. The pizza delivery driver was allegedly attacked behind the business near Dahlia Street by two individuals described as a male and female. They have been detained in front of Walmart by Nye County Sheriff‘s Office Deputies. The delivery driver sustained a head injury and was transported to Desert View Hospital via Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance.




A delivery driver was taken to the hospital Saturday night after he was allegedly was attacked by an individual behind a strip mall.



Commissioners Green-Light Private Ambulance Service

The Nye County Board of Commissioners has cleared the way for a private ambulance service to operate in the Town of Pahrump. OptimuMedicine wants to offer an alternative for critical care transportation.



Mercury Modernization Program Creating New Opportunities

The Nevada National Security Site is undergoing a transformation of sorts. The Mercury Modernization Program is an effort to modernize, revitalize and replace aged infrastructure at the NNSS. As Brad Francis tells us, the ribbon was cut, and the first building dedicated, during a media event on Monday.



Health: Do's and Don'ts Following a Fat Tuesday Feast

If your Fat Tuesday involves eating every paczki in sight, you might want to prepare for the aftermath of your overindulgence. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Scott Gabbard says there are some do's -- and don'ts -- you should consider to avoid digestive misery.




!!! HAPPENING TODAY, February 25. 2020 @ 3:45PM


You are invited! Come meet two big name stars and be part of a popular show. We need as many people as possible to show up for a major production Tuesday at 3:45 pm at the Pahrump Valley Winery on Winery Road. Participants will be video recorded this show and will be required to sign a video release waiver. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent to sign the waiver. The production and all details will be revealed at the event.

Raging Fire Destroys Building on Blosser Ranch Road

The State Fire Marshall has been called to investigate two suspicious fires that occurred Sunday here in Pahrump. We caught up with Fire Chief Scott Lewis at the Blosser Ranch Road structure fire.



Rain Interrupts NASCAR Events in Las Vegas

Michael Donohue spent the weekend at the Las Vegas Speedway. Race fans continued to hold onto hope Saturday for the clouds to part and the rain to cease. Instead the race wash pushed to Sunday. Here is Michael with a full report of this weekend’s events.



Nevada Silver Tappers Makes Donation To PAWS

The Nevada Silver Tappers is helping to support a local animal rescue group. News 25 was there as Kathleen O'Conner presented a check to Pets Are Worth Saving, better known as PAWS.



Save A Pet - BooBoo

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to BooBoo, a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix who's in search of his forever home and available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society.



Mending a Broken Heart: Mom, Baby Survive Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic aneurysms are common. Doctors see about three million cases each year. What's not so common, is a young pregnant woman having one. Today, Erica Foreman introduces us to a new mom whose heart is mended after an aortic aneurysm threatened her, and her unborn son's life.



Pahrump Trump / Pence Parade

The Trump Pence Parade made it's way down Hwy 160 this morning. It's good to live in a country that allows for freedom of expression.



Two Suspects In Custody For Alleged Robbery

Two suspects are in custody for an alleged robbery that occurred at Dominos on Highway 160. The pizza delivery driver was allegedly attacked behind the business near Dahlia Street by two individuals described as a male and female. They have been detained in front of Walmart by Nye County Sheriff‘s Office Deputies. The delivery driver sustained a head injury and was transported to Desert View Hospital via Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance.

Praying For Penny

An accident 2000 miles affects somebody very close to KPVM TV.


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Thank You Lieutenant Dan Johnson For 23 Years Of Dedication And Service

The Nevada DPS thanks Lieutenant Dan Johnson for his 23 years of dedication and service. Johnson served with the Department in several Divisions, including Parole and Probation, the Office of Professional Responsibility, and Investigations- major crimes and narcotics- working together with federal and local law enforcement partners to combat illegal drugs and activity. Thank you for your commitment to serve and protect Nevada, Lieutenant. We wish you and your family all the best in your retirement.

Vehicle Involved In Hit-and-Run Located

A reported stolen vehicle has been recovered after it was allegedly involved in a hit and run crash. The vehicle versus motorcycle accident reportedly occurred on Blagg Road early this evening. The motorcycle was allegedly struck by a Honda Civic that fled the scene. The male rider also left the scene and went to his residence in Comstock Park. Police and medics arrived at his home on Steptoe. He declined to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. A short time later the Honda Civic was spotted on Pahrump Valley Boulevard. Two young males are in custody at this time.


News 25 Takes Flight with Local Balloon Operator

The Pahrump Balloon Festival wouldn't be the balloon fest without... you guessed it -- the balloons. This morning, News 25 got an opportunity to fly with Doug Campbell, who operates Balloons Over Pahrump.



Health: New Nutrition Labels on Food -- Have You Noticed?

Have you noticed new nutrition labels on food packages? Flip over a newer food item, and you'll now see two columns -- one for a 'serving size,' and one for how much is in the entire container. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Susan Albers says in 2020, the FDA put new rules in place for food nutrition labels. The idea behind the change is to give us a more accurate reflection of what, and how much, we're eating.



Entertainment This Week with Lynn Peterson

The Electric Daisy Carnival has released the list of artists performing at this year's event. Lynn Peterson has details on that, plus news of a new musical coming to Paris Hotel and Casino.



Save A Pet - Spot

Darbie O'Donnell takes us to Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Spot, a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix, available for adoption now.



Celebration of Life Set for Dr. Alex Vaisman

Dr. Alex Vaisman(Pahrump, NV – February 20, 2020) -- A Celebration of Life in honor of Alex Vaisman, DO, will be held Wednesday, February 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mountain Falls Golf Club: 5001 Clubhouse Drive, Pahrump, NV.


A brief program will be held at 2 p.m.


Dr. Vaisman was the Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Desert View Hospital. He served as Chief of Staff since January 1, 2019, and cared for thousands of ER patients beginning November 30, 2009.


The community is invited to attend the Celebration and share their kind memories of Dr. Vaisman with his family and his DVH family. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Midbar Kodesh Temple in Henderson, NV.


Petition To Recall Governor Sisolak

CARSON CITY — A conservative group angered by gun control legislation and other progressive measures approved in Nevada last year has filed a petition with the state in an effort to boot Gov. Steve Sisolak out of office.


Fight for Nevada, which was formed last year and is based in Elko, filed the notice of intent for the recall with the Nevada secretary of state’s office in Carson City Friday morning. The group’s president, Angela Blass, said she’s worried that Sisolak is “basically going to destroy Nevada like California,” echoing a common attack used by Sisolak’s opponents during the 2018 campaign cycle.


Blass, 42, pointed to a gun control bill passed last year that banned bump stocks and enacted stricter gun storage provisions and a “red flag” provision enabling authorities to seize guns from those deemed a threat to themselves or others that Sisolak signed into law. She said she was also concerned over a disputed tax extension bill that Republicans argued should have required a two-thirds vote.




Anyone looking to find a petition to sign to recall Governor Sisolak should check the website FREQUENTLY as it gets updated often. If you don't see it right now, check back in an hour, or tomorrow. Or, call one of the phone numbers listed on the website and let them know you want to sign, but there isn't anywhere you can, just now. SOMEONE will make sure you get your signature on the appropriate line!


PHONE NUMBERS AGAIN ARE: 775-340-9620 OR 775-309-7865


Go to:


source: RJ

Las Vegas Rally For President Trump

People line up in Las Vegas getting ready for President Trump Rally today beginning at 12:00pm at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 


Commissioners Adopt Resolution Recognizing President Trump's Acc

Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo introduced a resolution at yesterday's Board of Commissioners meeting, recognizing President Trump's accomplishments while in office. During public comment, three of four people said they disagreed with the resolution. And commissioners Lorinda Wichman and Donna Cox abstained from voting on it.



Health: Feline or Fido? Finding Out Which Pet Makes You Sneeze

Today is National Love Your Pet Day. But it's tough to love on your furry friend if you can't stop sneezing! According to Dr. Michael Benninger of Cleveland Clinic, when it comes to pet allergy, dander is likely to blame.



News Across Nevada with Laura Daun

The State of Nevada is urging everyone to get their Real ID before the October 1st deadline. Laura Daun has details on that story and more news from across the Silver State.



Ciera Brawer Arrested On Suspicion Of Driving Under The Influence Resulting In Death

ciera brawer booking photoThe Nevada Highway Patrol has released the booking photo of Ciera Brawer. Brawer was arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol on January 17th, 2020 on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence Resulting in Death in connection to the wrong way fatal crash on the Airport Connector and I-215. Brawer’s Preliminary Hearing has been scheduled for March 2, 2020.



Nye County Targeting Traffic Enforcement on US 95

A number of agencies are joining forces to combat dangerous driving along the US 95 corridor. As Brad Francis reports, the goal is increased safety for all drivers.



Save A Pet - Precious

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Precious, a 2-year-old Siberian Husky, ready for adoption now at Desert Haven Animal Society.



Health: Breast Cancer and Hair Dye -- Study Looks at Risk

Hair dye is a staple for many women. However, a recent study suggests using permanent hair dye or chemical straighteners can increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Megan Kruse did not take part in the study, but says it's important to note that the research only looks at women who already had a higher than average risk.



Sports with Michael Donohue

Racing fans are in shock following last night’s horrific crash at the Daytona 500. Michael Donohue has more.



Las Vegas Musician Leona X Releasing New Single

Leona X is in several bands including a self-titled band, Thigh Voltage, and Bad Reputation. Now the Las Vegas singer and guitarist Leona X has just finished recording her new single -- I'm Alive! -- with a release date set for March 9th. Leona talks about the new song in a video on her website.



Student News with Veronica Dela Rosa

We want to wish good luck to the girls’ basketball team from Pahrump Valley High School tonight for their championship game. Veronica Dela Rosa tells us about events happening that affect our students and their families in today's report form PVHS.



Health: Does Breakfast Mean Better Grades?

The morning rush is hectic. And sometimes breakfast gets skipped. But there's good reason to make sure kids eat before heading out the door. Recent research shows teens who eat breakfast before school perform better academically. Dr. Amy Sniderman of Cleveland Clinic Children's was not involved in the study, but says breakfast fuels a growing brain.



Two-Car Crash at 160 & 372

At least one person was hurt in a two-car crash Friday night at the intersection of 160 & 372.



Two-Car Crash at 372 & Linda

Luckily no major injuries were sustained last night during a crash on Highway 372 at Linda Street.



Local Republicans Preparing for Big Weekend

The Nye County Republican Central Committee is gearing up for a big weekend in Pahrump. Events include a Trump-Pence 20-20 parade and the annual Lincoln Dinner. Stacie Hiebert and Joe Burdzinski say they hope to see a lot of people come out to support the Republican Party.



More Than 200 People Feast at CASA Crab Fest

The 9th annual CASA Crab Fest is being called a huge success. Proceeds from the all-you-can-eat crab dinner benefit Pioneer Territory Court Appointed Special Advocates -- an organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteers who provide a voice for children in the foster care system. More than two-hundred people were served this year, raising thousands of dollars to support CASA activities.



Health: Your Valentine is the Key to Unlocking a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and getting plenty of exercise all reduce cardiovascular risk. But according to a recent survey, a loving relationship may play a role too. Erica Foreman has more.



Batting 1000 Softball Game Set for This Weekend

Members from the Pahrump VFW are getting ready to take the field, as they meet up with the Girls That Love Softball. The 'Batting 1000' annual fundraising event is set for Sunday, February 23, at 11 am, at the Pahrump Valley High School softball field. The game is always a lot of fun for everyone. And there are raffle drawings for some great prizes too. Proceeds from the game are split equally between the VFW Auxiliary and the Pahrump Youth Softball Association.



Save A Pet - Rose

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Rose, a two-year-old German Shepherd available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society.



Two-vehicle Accident Requires Flight For Life

(original facebook post by Deanna O'Donnell on 02/15/2020 @1:02PM PST) Two Mercy Air helicopters are landing on Gamebird Road just west of Prairie Avenue for a two vehicle accident involving a pick up truck and an ATV. It appears that two juvenile females sustained substantial injuries. Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies, Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue, NCSO Auxiliary Units and Nevada Highway Patrol are on scene.


Save A Pet - Cupid

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Cupid, a fun and energetic dog looking for his forever home and available for adoption now from Desert View Animal Society.



Pahrump Senior Center Ready for Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

If you want a great breakfast -- at a great price -- you'll want to make plans to attend Saturday's pancake breakfast at the Pahrump Senior Center. The event is a fundraiser for the senior center. Breakfast is being served tomorrow, February 15th, from 8-11 am at the senior center, located at 1370 West Basin Road. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 10.



Health: Politics Can Impact Brain and Health, Study Says

Many of us want to be informed, but can soaking up too much political news take a toll on your health? According to one recent study, politics can interfere with everything from emotional stability to physical well-being. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Joseph Rock did not take part in the study, but says results are not surprising.



Fire Destroys Van off Blosser Ranch Road

A van located in the 3800 block of Blosser Ranch Road is destroyed by fire Thursday morning. The cause is being investigated.



News Across Nevada with Laura Daun

The Nevada Department of Transportation is seeking applicants for paid summer internships. Laura Daun has details on that and more stories from across the Silver State in this week's News Across Nevada.


Health: Coffee Can Be Good For Your Bones, Study Says

Many of us can't get the day going without our morning coffee. But have you ever considered if your java habit could be good or bad for your bones? A recent study looks at coffee and its relationship to bone health. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Chad Deal did not take part in the study, but says the results show more coffee could mean stronger bones.



Local Residents Given a 'Night To Shine'

The Pahrump Disability Outreach Program was part of a nationwide event called 'Night To Shine,' giving some local residents with disabilities a night out on the town in Las Vegas.



Court Report with Eunette Gentry

Eunette Gentry takes a closer look at some of the cases moving through the court system in Nye County.



East Wilson Road Won't Be Repaired Anytime Soon

If you travel East Wilson Road in Pahrump, you know how much the road has deteriorated. And it seems it won't be repaired anytime soon. At a meeting of the Nye County Board of Highway Commissioners, commissioner Donna Cox asked if there was a timeline for when the road might be fixed. Director of Public Works Tim Dahl says while it's been on the repair list for many years, there's only so much money to go around.



Save A Pet - Honey

Darbie O'Donnell visits Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Honey, a two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix available for adoption now.



Health: Toddlers Get Too Much Screen Time, Study Says

Today's toddlers are spending more time watching phones, tablets and T-V than ever before, according to a recent study. Dr. Eva Love is a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children's. She says many toddlers are exceeding the daily 'one-hour maximum' screen time recommendation.



Ron Fellows Performance Driving School

Spring Mountain Welcomes the 8th Generation Corvette Chevrolet offers subsidized Ron Fellows driving school to new Corvette owners.


PAHRUMP, Nev. – Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club and the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School will continue their long-standing partnership with Chevrolet as the “Official High-Performance Driving School” for the 8th generation Corvette Stingray!

Set to begin this April, the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School will be offering enhanced two-day programs featuring the all-new mid-engine Corvette. The iconic sports car marques all- new 495 horsepower mid-engine masterpiece has already been named 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year and 2020 North American Car of the Year.


“We are thrilled to be able to continue our relationship with Chevrolet and Ron Fellows here at our world-class facility. There has been an incredible buzz around the 8th generation Corvette, and what better way to kick off 2020 and our twelfth year of the school, with the all-new mid- engine Corvette,” said John Morris, CEO and co-owner of Spring Mountain.


The new two-day program is designed to provide drivers of all experience levels with the skills and techniques to truly challenge yourself and the all-new mid-engine Corvette Stingray.

Through our precision detailed curriculum, you will become more knowledgeable and confident in the incredible capabilities of the 8th generation Corvette.


“Our entire team here at Spring Mountain are incredibly excited about the 8th generation Corvette and cannot wait to get the new Owners School program started. I know that everyone responsible for the day-to-day operations of our school are really looking forward to providing our outstanding service and a great overall experience showcasing the next level engineering of the new mid-engine Corvette,” said Ron Fellows, charter member of Corvette Racing and co- founder of his school at Spring Mountain.


The 8th generation Corvette Owners School is an exclusive program subsidized by Chevrolet, providing first owners of a new and unused 2020 Corvette with a two-day school for only $1,000. Tuition includes a one-night stay in one of Spring Mountain’s luxury condominiums and clubhouse access along with breakfast and lunch prepared by Spring Mountain’s onsite chef. It’s an experience you won’t want to m online at




Founded in 2004 by partners John Morris and Brad Rambo, Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club is an 866-acre motorsports country club located just 55 miles west of downtown Las Vegas. With over 6 miles of challenging racetrack and an array of resort-style amenities, including a clubhouse, luxury condominiums, SM Estates, and a freshwater lake, Spring Mountain boasts not only the longest road course in North America, but also delivers a world- class motorsports experience to driving enthusiasts of all levels.


Home to the renowned Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, Cadillac V-Performance Academy, and Spring Mountain Racing, the resort offers a variety of services, including performance driving instruction, track rentals, team building activities, performance vehicle sales, and more.


SPRING MOUNTAIN MOTOR RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB is an independently owned and operated Nevada LLC, privately funded and headquartered in Pahrump, Nevada. For more information, call toll free (800) 391-6891 or (775) 727-6363, and visit our website at



Canadian-born Ron Fellows is recognized as one of North America’s most versatile and successful road racing drivers, winning races and championships from NASCAR to long distance sports car events. With Corvette Racing, Fellows is a multi-time champion and was part of historic first victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring.


In NASCAR competition, Fellows became the first non-American to win races in both the Gander Outdoors and RV Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series.


Fellows has a 26-year relationship with General Motors’ racing division, and although retired from professional racing, Fellows continues as an ambassador/advisor to Corvette and Chevrolet Racing.


In October of 2008, Fellows partnered with Spring Mountain forming the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School along with corporate partners Chevrolet and Michelin.


In 2011, Fellows was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame. In 2020, Fellows was appointed as Member of the Order of Canada, one of the highest honors in the country, recognizing outstanding achievement and service to the nation.



Youth Overnight Summer Camps in Lee Canyon

Register Now for Youth Overnight Summer Camps in Lee Canyon

Clark County Parks and Recreation is taking registration for two Summer “Sleep-Over” camps in the beautiful Spring Mountains. Camp Lee is in Lee Canyon, located in the Spring Mountain Range - just a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas! The cool mountain air, rustic cabins, and natural beauty of this alpine setting provides an excellent atmosphere for discovery, adventure, relaxation and fun! Registration begins on February 3rd and can be done online or at the Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center at 4775 N. Durango Drive.


Omni Camp, for ages eight to twelve years old, will run June 7th through the 12th. The camp includes featured classes in the arts, sciences, nature and outdoor adventure. Classes include hands-on experience with exotic animals, a high-ropes course, archery, plants, virtual reality and mountain biking. Traditional camp activities include hikes, campfires with smores, sing-a-longs, cabin-skits and arts & craft. Also…for even more fun; campers have the option to "dress-up" for dinner Mon-Thurs, by wearing a costume! Costume themes are: Inside Out/Backwards, Crazy Hat, Pajamas and Neon/Glow Night.


On the Edge Camp, for ages thirteen to fifteen, runs June 14th through June 19th. Featured activities include: a high-ropes course, mountain biking, hiking, a one-night tent camp out under the stars and a ‘Teen Dance’ with live DJ! Traditional camp activities include hikes, archery, campfires, sing-a-longs, cabin skits and cabin games.


Both camps cost $600 per child for the week. All food, equipment and guide services are included in this price. Our camper to counselor ratio is eight to one and there is a twenty-four-hour nurse on duty. Omni Camp has been operating annually since 1991 and the Edge Camp has been operating since 1998.


You may register online at, by mail, or walk-in anytime. A Camp Application must be completed when you register, along with a minimum payment of $100.00 to hold a spot for your child. Total payment is due by May 15th.


Those interested in participating in Camp Lee Canyon’s resident camps can call the Mtn Crest Neighborhood Services Center at (702) 455-1905. For more information visit the website at Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services is located at 4775 N. Durango


Nye County To Offer Inmates Alternative to Incarceration

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is about to offer jail inmates an alternative to incarceration -- by allowing them to opt for electronic monitoring instead. The Board of County Commissioners has approved a contract between the sheriff's office and a company called Track Group Inc, which will provide the ankle monitors and manage the system. The sheriff's office is still developing a fee schedule, which determines what inmates will pay the county to participate in the electronic monitoring program. Commissioners will vote on that fee schedule at their next meeting.



Student News with Veronica Dela Rosa

Veronica Dela Rosa takes a look at what's happening in the Nye County School District in this week's edition of Student News.



Angie's List: Smart Home Tech Return On Investment

From speakers to refrigerators, smart home technology is becoming more and more common in the products we use. But when preparing to sell your home, which upgrades will get the most bang for your buck? This week's Angie's List Report helps us find out what changes are worth the investment.



Health: What We Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

A new strain of respiratory virus, known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, has been making headlines for weeks. But how does it affect us? According to Dr. Frank Esper of Cleveland Clinic Children's, symptoms from the Novel Coronavirus range from a mild cold to becoming severely ill, like a bad flu.



Court Report with Eunette Gentry

Eunette Gentry takes a closer look at the case of Paige Riley Martinez, whose case is moving through the courts in Nye County.



Health: FDA Approves First Peanut Allergy Pill for Children

Peanut allergy impacts roughly one million U.S. children, and only one in five kids will outgrow it. Now, a new treatment designed to help children with peanut allergy, is approved by the FDA. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Sandra Hong says the medication comes in the form of a pill, and builds up tolerance for small amounts of accidental exposure to peanut.



Mardi Gras Ball Fundraiser Set for February 29

Willi Baer’s Mardi Gras fundraiser has followed her over to The Soroptimist Club. This annual fundraiser promises to be a fun event that helps out women in our community.



Save A Pet - Comanche

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to a cat who was found on the same street as her unique name.



Department of Veterans Affairs' National Salute to Veteran Patients Feb. 9-15

Part of an effort to honor hospitalized Veterans, the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) will participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Salute to Veteran Patients Feb. 9-15.


The National Salute is observed annually during the week of Valentine's Day, a day of caring and sharing which underscores the Salute's expression of honor and appreciation to inpatient and outpatient Veterans. Nationwide, schools, community groups and youth organizations sent more than 109,000 valentines to VA medical centers, which were distributed to Veteran patients at facilities across the country. Additionally, more than 2,900 volunteers and 521 community organizations contributed to events and activities recognizing hospitalized Veterans. At the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Volunteers are a critical part of the success of the system’s ability to serve nearly 65,800 Veterans annually. In 2019 alone, 586 men and women provided more than 110,000 volunteer hours serving Veterans.
VASNHS Voluntary Service is hosting several events throughout the week. Community partners will be visiting the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center to distribute cards, cookies, and cupcakes made with care for our Veterans. VASNHS’ community VA clinics will be visited by local congressional staffers who will distribute heart-felt cards from with local schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to Veteran patients. The VFW Auxiliary will be passing out sweets at the Pahrump VA Clinic, and multiple visits are planned to the medical center’s inpatient units to pay special attention to hospitalized veterans.

“VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System values the contributions of our volunteers, donors and partners in helping us keep the promise to America’s Veterans,” said VASNHS Director/CEO William J. Caron. “These community resources confirm to our Veterans that we are a nation that cares and remembers their sacrifices every day.”


For those wanting to volunteer and join the mission to honor the sacrifice and service of America's Veterans during the National Salute or any time of year, visit the nearest VA facility or contact Voluntary Service online at


(UPDATED) Volunteers Needed to Help Cleanup Pahrump This Weekend

UPDATED 02/09/2020:


(from Deanna) I would like to thank all that volunteered and donated to the quarterly Neighborhood Cleanup.


We brought two large trailers of trash to the dump and dozens of shopping carts were returned to their owners.


Thank you to KPVM-TV, Ace Country Radio, Quality Signs, Dust Bunnies Cleaning, JMC Roofing?, Home Depot, Walmart, Ronda Van Winkle and Vernon Van Winkle, Janet Errett, Darbie O'Donnell and Josh Westerman, Frank Carbone, Lisa and the boys, Ben and his amazing daughter Kira, and Reva Braun.


It’s been over four years and we still have so much work to do. As always we hope to inspire other groups to branch off on your own. If you need help getting started, we are here for you! We can even help disabled clean up their properties. Unfortunately there is enough trash for everyone. We hope to teach people to be more responsible with how they dispose of garbage.


PV Disposal is free and located right here in town!


See you in a couple months, again.


Keep up on our Neighborhood Cleanup Facebook page to find out about our upcoming scheduled cleanups. Let’s take care of our town, county, and beyond.


“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I am not the only one. I hope some day you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.”
- John Lennon



Entertainment This Week with Lynn Peterson

A company that offers a zero gravity experience is coming to Las Vegas four times this year. Lynn Peterson has that story and more in Entertainment This Week.


Save A Pet - Joey

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Joey, a one-year-old, gray and white domestic shorthair cat looking for his forever home, and available for adoption now from Desert Haven Animal Society.



Health: Walkable Neighborhood May Impact Heart Health

There's good news if you live in a walkable neighborhood. Recent research suggests people who live in walking-friendly areas may be able to lower their risk for future heart disease. And the study implies living in a highly walkable area may be something to consider if you're looking for ways to keep your heart healthy.



Fitz Morning Show Ends, Ty Bentli to Start on ACE Country 103.1

You'll soon be hearing some new voices on our sister station, ACE Country Radio. Starting Monday morning, the Ty Bentli Show hits the air on 103.1 FM. Fitz has announced the end of his morning show. But he'll still be heard weekends, as host of Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 Program.



Crash Sends One Person to Hospital

Police are investigating the cause of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Blagg Road and West Harris Farm Road.



Four-car Crash On Highway 160 And Homestead Road

Three people have been transported to Desert View Hospital via Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance from a four car crash on Highway 160 and Homestead Road. Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating the incident.


The at fault driver in a blue sedan allegedly told police that the morning sun in her eyes interfered with her vision and she did not see the red traffic signal when she went through the busy intersection hitting three vehicles. Nye County Sheriffs Office Deputies and Auxiliary Units are on scene for traffic control.


Troopers say that drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this crash. The driver will receive a citation.


We'll have more information on this story and more this evening on KPVM Channel 25.1 News at 5.


Health: Trouble With Weight Loss? Look at Your Nighttime Habits

Are you stepping on the scale in the morning, and feeling frustrated? It's possible your habits from the night before are to blame. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Kasey Goodpaster says it's easy to rack up excess calories in the evening, especially if watching TV is part of your bedtime routine.



US Highway 95 and Utilities Relocation Construction Project Update

US Highway 95 and Utilities Relocation Construction south of Tonopah


Here are the current project details:


· Traffic on US 95 has been switched to the newly constructed highway, and Dump Road is now open to the public.

· Speeds will be kept at 55 mph while construction work continues adjacent to the roadway.

· Please exercise caution when travelling through the work zone and obey all traffic signs.

· We would like to thank the community of Goldfield for the support and welcoming us into your town. We look forward to returning in spring to complete the final asphalt coat and striping, once weather permits.


Again, thank you for your interest in this project. For additional information, please visit the website at


NOTE: This is not a Nye County Road project but the information is shared as a courtesy for people traveling south of Tonopah on the main highway.



source:  Nye County, NV Facebook Page

CEO Mark Stallons Outlines Plans For VEA's Future

Mark Stallons is the new CEO at Valley Electric Association, having been in that position for one month now. Today, we continue our conversation with Mark, as he talks about how he'll work to improve member satisfaction, and the value he places in member feedback to help shape the future of the co-op.



Save A Pet - Sophia

Darbie O'Donnell visits Desert View Animal Society, where she introduces us to Sophia, a playful 17-week-old kitten ready for adoption.



Health: How a Hug Can Help Your Child

Everyone needs a good hug every now and then. According to Dr. Emily Mudd of Cleveland Clinic Children's, when we hug our children, it actually helps them regulate emotions, and helps their brains develop too.



Neighborhood Cleanup is this Saturday (02/08/2020)

The Neighborhood Cleanup is this Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 9 am until 1 pm. We need volunteers, trucks, and trailers. Please meet us at the Bob Ruud Community Center at 8:30 am. Gonna have PIZZA after we are done!

CEO Mark Stallons Excited To Lead VEA Into The Future

Valley Electric Association's new CEO has been on the job for one month now. And he's excited to be leading the organization. Mark Stallons brings with him a lot of experience. And he hopes to use his skills and knowledge to make positive changes at VEA. In the first of a two-part series, Mark spoke with News 25 about his decision to come here and the plans he has for Valley Electric.



Student News with Veronica Dela Rosa

Veronica Dela Rosa has this week's roundup of what's happening in the Nye County Schools, including a preview of the Winter Formal at Pahrump Valley High School.



Save A Pet - Martin

Darbie O'Donnell takes us to Desert Haven Animal Society, where we meet Martin, a one-year-old domestic short-hair hoping to find his forever home.



Health: Many Don't Realize Heart Disease is #1 Killer For Women

February is American Heart Month. According to a new survey, many of us underestimate the threat of heart disease -- especially for women. Erica Foreman has more on where knowledge about women's heart health misses a beat.



Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit the PVHS

On Sunday Feb., 9th from 3-6 PM the Moose Lodge, located at 1100 E. Second St., will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the Pahrump Valley High School Key Club. These hard working students can be found all over our valley volunteering at every dinner, car wash and special event. It's is now our turn to help them. The spaghetti dinner will include, salad and garlic bread. The Women of the Moose will be having a bake sale of homemade goodies. There will be entertainment along with a 50/50 Chance Drawing. Please help us support the Key Club Members who do so much for our community.


More information about Key Club

Nevada Presidential Caucus Process

The Nevada Secretary of State’s Elections Division reminds voters that the Secretary of State’s office and county election officials have no role whatsoever in the Nevada presidential caucus process. While state election officials encourage participation in the process, the presidential caucuses are run entirely by the political parties and are not considered elections under state law. All decisions with regards to administering the caucuses, including the technology used to support the process, are made by the parties and have nothing to do with the Office of the Nevada Secretary of State.

Individuals with questions concerning the Democratic presidential caucus are encouraged to contact the Nevada State Democratic Party. The Nevada State Republican Party will not be holding a presidential caucus in Nevada in 2020.

ACE Country Radio - Farewell FITZ!

FITZ, has discontinued ?his day part show on KACP 103.1 FM, ACE country? and all other radio stations. Fitz will now be doing a new show on Saturdays called CT 40 by Bob Kinsley. We will miss him as we wake up each day. We have a new show for you starting called, The Ty Bentli show. We think you’ll find it very fun and enjoyable. Look for the Ty Bentli show starting next week???.


Here is Fitz final message to you...




Anemometric Peak Data From Recent Winds

Strong winds impacted much of the region yesterday afternoon and overnight. Listed below are the peak wind speeds observed in the past 24 hours. (Areas of interest are bolded.) Several power outages and sporadic wind damage was reported as well. Tune in to KPVM TV Channel 25.1 News at 5pm for additional information.



PAHRUMP                      50 MPH                   


NW MERCURY                    78 MPH                 

TONOPAH AIRPORT          76 MPH                     

N MERCURY                        74 MPH                 

N AMARGOSA VALLEY       71 MPH                 

N MERCURY     67 MPH                 

SW MERCURY     62 MPH                 

N MERCURY      60 MPH                 

NE BEATTY     60 MPH                 

W MERCURY      59 MPH                 

NW MERCURY    59 MPH                 

DESERT ROCK AIRPORT          59 MPH                     

N MERCURY     58 MPH                 

NE AMARGOSA VALLEY  58 MPH                 

N AMARGOSA VALLEY  S 57 MPH                 

N MERCURY     56 MPH                 

N MERCURY     56 MPH                 

N MERCURY     55 MPH                 

NW MERCURY    55 MPH                 

ASH MEADOWS                  55 MPH                     

NW MERCURY    54 MPH                 

N AMARGOSA VALLEY   54 MPH                  

N MERCURY     53 MPH                 

N MERCURY     52 MPH                 

N MERCURY     51 MPH                 

NE BEATTY     51 MPH                 

NE BEATTY         49 MPH                 

DEATH VALLEY JCT 9 NE        49 MPH       



INDIAN SPRINGS               72 MPH                      

RED ROCK                     67 MPH                      

HOOVER DAM           61 MPH                  

LAS VEGAS - SOUTHERN HIGHLAN 56 MPH                      

WAMP SPRINGS                 56 MPH                      

HOOVER DAM           55 MPH                  

NE APEX            54 MPH                  

LAS VEGAS - SUMMERLIN WEST   53 MPH                      

HENDERSON AIRPORT            53 MPH                      

NORTH LAS VEGAS AIRPORT      53 MPH                      

KYLE CANYON                  51 MPH                      

MT. POTOSI 4 NNW             51 MPH                      

NE JEAN             50 MPH                  

LAS VEGAS - MCCARRAN AIRPORT 49 MPH                      

LAS VEGAS NELLIS             49 MPH                      

MOUNTAIN SPRINGS     49 MPH                  

BOULDER CITY AIRPORT         48 MPH                                            



S GOLDFIELD      50 MPH                  

SE DYER (DRI)            40 MPH                  



ELGIN 11 WSW                 68 MPH                      

W ALAMO (DRI)           51 MPH                  

W RACHEL (DRI)           49 MPH                  

CALIENTE 21 SE               48 MPH                      

SW ALAMO (DRI)           42 MPH                  



Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.



Nevada Science Bowl Crowns New Champion

The team from Davidson Academy, in Reno, takes first place in this year's Nevada Science Bowl. Next, they'll represent Nevada at the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.



Health: Can Running Help You Live Longer?

Did you make a resolution to be more active in 2020? If so, you might want to consider running. One recent study suggests running -- even in small doses -- may help you live longer. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Dominic King says any type of exercise is healthy, but running is a great whole-body workout.




Construction Company Puts New Spin on Number One Song

It seems a lot of younger people just aren't interested in a career in construction. So the UP Companies, based in Saint Louis, is taking a unique approach to recruiting new talent -- creating a parody song and music video of 'Old Town Road' by Lil Nas X, appropriately named 'Old Construction Road.'



Winter Weather Advisory & High Winds



A 30% chance of snow after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.


Tonight - A 30% chance of snow before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values between zero and 10. Very windy, with a northwest wind 30 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

More info:…




Sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Windy, with a northwest wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

Monday Night-Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.


HIGH WIND WARNING FROM 4 P.M. SUNDAY TO 6 P.M. MONDAY for Southern Nye County including the Pahrump Valley, Amargosa Valley, and Beatty, according to the National Weather Service.



KPVM & ACE Country Radio Food Drive (followup)

UPDATED: 02-01-2020:

Thank you to all that donated time, money, and food to help our quarterly food drive for Food for Thought and the VFW Food Bank today. We collected two car loads of food and over $200.00 in cash split between these organizations to feed veterans and children in our area.




POSTED 01-31-2020:

KPVM-TV, 103.1 Ace Country Radio & Quality Signs & Designs are partnering once again for a food drive!!! We will be accepting non-perishable food & monetary donations on Saturday, February 1st from 9AM-1PM at the Pahrump Walmart! All food & monetary donations will benefit local charities in town that assist veterans and less fortunate youth!


We hope you will stop by to say hello & donate!



Alleged leader of Iraqi al Qaeda group arrested in Arizona

(Reuters) - A man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, federal officials said on Friday.


Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, is wanted in Iraq on charges of premeditated murder of the Iraqi police officers in 2006, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Arizona.


An Iraqi judge issued a warrant for Al-Nouri’s arrest and the government there issued an extradition request to the U.S. Justice Department, the statement said.


The Justice Department sought an arrest warrant for Al-Nouri and he was taken into custody on Thursday in Phoenix.


He appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Phoenix on Friday in connection with proceedings to extradite him to Iraq, the statement said.


According to the Iraqi government, al-Nouri was the leader of an al Qaeda group in Fallujah which planned operations targeting Iraqi police.


The statement noted the details in the Iraqi complaint were allegations that had yet to been proven in court.


Al-Nouri’s extradition would have to be certified by the U.S. court and the U.S. Secretary of State would then decide whether to surrender him to Iraq, the statement said.


It was not immediately possible to contact Al-Nouri for comment or determine whether he had hired a lawyer.


The statement did not provide information on when Al-Nouri entered the United States or how long he had lived in Phoenix.