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Today's Top Stories Archives for 2020-06

'No Mask Nevada' Opposes Governor's Face Covering Mandate

Last week, Governor Sisolak issued a mandate requiring the use of face coverings in public. But not everyone is on board with the idea. A grassroots effort called No Mask Nevada, which started right here in Pahrump, opposes the governor's face mask requirement. And supporters gathered in front of the Pahrump Nugget Monday afternoon to rally for the cause. Blundo says a similar rally is being planned for Las Vegas. And she's been approached about organizing another rally in Mesquite.



Culinary Union Members Voice Concerns About COVID-19

As we told you last night, the Culinary Union has filed a lawsuit against three major Las Vegas Strip casino companies -- The Signature at the MGM Grand, Sadelle's Cafe at Bellagio and Guy Fieri Las Vegas at Harrah's. The lawsuit alleges those companies have not protected workers, their families and the community from the spread of COVID-19. And both the union -- and its workers -- say things must change. Since March 1, 19 Culinary Union members and their dependents have died from COVID-19.



Health: Keeping Summertime Activities Safe from COVID-19

After being cooped up for months, many families are itching to get out of the house for some summer fun. But how do we protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19? Erica Foreman has more on how to stay safe this summer. If you're traveling out of state this summer, Doctor Esper says it's important to check your destination's COVID-19 activity level and travel restrictions before you leave. He adds that it's always good to have a 'Plan B' due to the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus situation.



DETR Details Claim Numbers, Status of Agency's Trust Fund

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation -- or DETR -- continues to pay out a record number of claims for unemployment benefits. So what happens if the agency runs out of money? DETR Chief Economicst David Schmidt says even if that did happen, everyone would still get their money.



Pahrump Valley Disposal Monitoring Use of Recycling Bins

Recycling helps reduce the amount of trash in our landfills. Pahrump Valley Disposal provides recycling bins in the Walmart parking lot so that area residents may drop off their recyclables. But in recent months, people have used the bins for all kinds of trash -- not just items that can be recycled. Missey Kohler reports.



BJ Hetrick-Irwin Celebrates 95th Birthday with Family, Friends

BJ Hetrick-Irwin is a well-known personality in the Pahrump valley. And the lady probably best-known for her leadership of the Nevada Silver Tappers is celebrating her 95th birthday. Family, friends and fellow Silver Tappers came together last weekend to wish her the best. Deanna O'Donnel was there, and spoke with BJ about the birthday bash.



Save A Pet - Max

In today's Save A Pet, we meet Max. As Darbie O'Donnell tells us, Max is a very energetic lab mix available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society.



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Desert View Hospital Reports Few COVID Cases, Resuming Elective Surgeries

As the state begins to ease out of coronavirus shutdowns, Desert View Hospital is once again scheduling elective surgeries. It's a step toward normalcy, but there are still many measures in place to ensure everyone's health and safety. Hospital CEO Susan Davila says while Desert View has recorded a handful of positive COVID-19 cases, our area has fared much better than other places in Nevada.



NCSO Issues Statement on Face Covering Mandate

The Nye County Sheriff's Office has issued a statement on Facebook outlining how they'll handle the governor's new mandate requiring the use of face coverings in public.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If you're in the market for a new computer, you have choices. And the first step to making the right choice is to assess your needs. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne has the top reasons for and against buying a laptop.



Save A Pet - Cocoa

It's Friday. Time to meet another great animal ready for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. Today, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Cocoa.



Governor Sisolak Mandates Use of Face Coverings in Public

Nevada is following California's lead in the continue fight against coronavirus. Starting at midnight, Nevada will require the use of face coverings while in public. That means, in a nutshell, you'll be required to wear a mask any time you leave your house. Governor Steve Sisolak signed the new directive and announced details of the measure Wednesday. You can read the governor's directive in its entirety by visiting the Nevada Health Response website, at



Estate Auctions 411 Holds Online Auction This Weekend

There are some great items up for bid this weekend in an online auction conducted by Estate Auctions 411. The auction, online now, includes cars, motorcycles, antique furniture, jewelry, guns and much more. You can learn more and place a bid by visiting



Health: Reducing Coronavirus Spread at the Pool

School is out and kids are eager for summertime fun. But this year will look different due to COVID-19. Doctor Frank Esper of Cleveland Clinic Children's says if you're making a splash at a community or hotel pool, the water shouldn't be an issue.



Red Apple Fireworks Seeing Surge in Sales

Every year, in the weeks leading up to July 4th, thousands of people flock to Pahrump to buy fireworks. And if it seems like even more people are lining up to buy fireworks this year, you may be on to something. Doug Burda, of Red Apple Fireworks, says business is brisk. And easing coronavirus restrictions may partly explain why. Red Apple Fireworks is located at 3640 South Highway 160 in Pahrump. They're open 8 am to midnight seven days a week.



NCSO Searching for Suspect in Deadly Shooting

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting that occured early Wednesday morning in Pahrump. The suspect, and the vehicle they were driving, have not been located.





Brush Fires Keeping Pahrump Firefighters Busy

Brush fires in the Pahrump valley are keeping firefighters busy these days. And a series of fires Monday in the same general area are now under investigation. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says conditions remain ideal for brush fires.



Grill Room Management Addresses Gaming Concerns

Best Bet Products has just signed a lease to manage the Mountain Falls Grill Room Bar and Restaurant. The company plans to make some changes, including the addition of gaming. Some Mountain Falls residents aren't happy with those plans. But Shawn Holmes, President and owner of Best Bet Products, says he's confident they can address their concerns. Holmes is meeting with Mountain Falls homeowners this evening. He says this will give him a chance to better explain plans for the Grill Room Bar and Restaurant, and hear from residents concerned about a gaming operation in their neighborhood.



Pahrump Road-Commuters Report Offers Contests, Prizes

If you commute to Las Vegas, or even if you just drive around Pahrump, there's a good chance you use Pahrump Road-Commuters Report on Facebook. The group, with nearly seven thousand members, provides helpful information for drivers, including warnings about accidents, road construction and traffic delays. Cheryl Andersen started the Facebook group five years ago. And these days, members are able to win some great prizes too. If you're a business that would like to donate goods or services for a contest on Pahrump Road-Commuters Report, you can reach Cheryl by sending her a private message through Facebook.



Save A Pet - Momma Dog

Looking to adopt a pet in need of their forever home? In today's Save A Pet, we meet Momma Dog. Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society with more.



Health: Insecticide Associated with Death Risk, Study Says

Are you thinking about spraying your house or yard with insecticide to keep bugs at bay this summer? Recent research suggests some pest control products may increase risk of death. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Dennis Bruemmer says the research associates a certain type of insecticide with cardiovascular death.



Fire Destroys RV Parked Outside Pahrump Home

No one was hurt, but a recreational vehicle parked outside a home on Cactus Street in Pahrump was heavily damaged by fire Tuesday morning. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says no one was hurt, but it may be difficult to determine what sparked the blaze.



Tips for Enjoying Fireworks for Those with PTSD

Many of us enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July. But for people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder -- or PTSD -- the loud bangs, pops and booms can make them uneasy. John and Eddie O'Brien are with Zambelli Fireworks, the company producing this year's Freedom Fest fireworks. And they say it is possible for people with PTSD to enjoy the show.



American Red Cross Seeking Blood Donors

Hospitals in southern Nevada are resuming elective surgeries that had been on hold during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. And that means an increasing need for blood. Jenny Sparks is the American Red Cross Communications Manager for Nevada. She says they're scheduling a number of blood drives in Las Vegas. And, for a limited time, if you donate blood, you'll also get a free COVID-19 antibody test.



Homeowners Fighting Proposed Gaming at Mountain Falls

Some homeowners in the Mountain Falls community are not happy with plans to open a 24-hour gaming operation inside the Grill Room Bar. And they're organizing their opposition through Facebook and a petition on Derek Fowler lives at Mountain Falls. He says 24-hour gaming is not a good fit for the neighborhood. Tomorrow, we'll hear from a representative of Mountain Falls for their side of the story.



Health: Overcoming Conflict with Your Significant Other

For many couples, COVID-19 measures mean a lot more time together. And being in the same house with your significant other day in and day out can sometimes lead to arguments. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Scott Bea says it's a good idea to take some time, cool off, and come up with a recovery plan after a disagreement.



Silver State Health Offering Medical Care in Pahrump

There's a new option for medical care in Pahrump. Silver State Health Services, based in Las Vegas, is now accepting patients in our area. Doug Self, Chief Financial Officer for Silver State Health Services, says they're able to provide a wide range of services. Silver State Health Services is located at 1430 Calvada Boulevard in Pahrump. You can learn more at



Phillip Peng Facing Animal Abuse Charge

Peng faces a charge of Torturing, Maiming, Mutilating or Killing an Animal, a category D felony in violation of NRS 574.100(1)(a) and 574.100(6)(a), for allegedly drilling a hole in a desert tortoise’s shell to leash it and then further abusing the unfortunate creature by keeping it in water.


BOCC Approves Updates, Improvements to Nye County's 911 System

Nye County Commissioners have approved entering into an agreement with Motorola to provide an upgrade and continued support for the county's Vesta 911 systems in Pahrump and Beatty. The five-year service agreement will cost the county 307 thousand dollars and be paid from the Emergency Systems fund. The county's agreement with Motorola includes system spares, software support and 24-7 onsite maintenance of the county's 911 system for five years.



Pahrump Cardiologist Using Technology to Diagnose Heart Problems

Doctor Tali Arik is a Pahrump cardiologist. His clinic uses cutting-edge technology to better diagnose heart problems. And he explains to News 25 how he uses that technology -- and the test results -- to better care for his patients.



Health: Pandemic Accelerates Innovation From Bench to Bedside

When a new medical device is designed, it can take months before it's ready for 'prime time.' But due to COVID-19, inventors accelerated medical innovation, to help front line workers care for the msot critically ill patients. Erica Foreman takes us behind the scenes, from bench to bedside. Doctors say many of the new inventions have applications beyond caring for COVID-19 patients and plan to use them in other medical situations in the future.



Save A Pet - Binks

It's Monday. Time to meet another great pet available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. Today, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Binks.



Nye County Releases Official Results of June 9th Primary

Nye County Clerk Sandra Merlino releases the official results of the June 9th primary election. The votes took more time to tabulate this year because of the mail-in ballot only election.



Commissioners Briefed on June 9th Primary Election

Nye County Clerk Sandra Merlino appeared before county commissioners this morning. She says that while there were some signature issues with the mail-in ballots, voter turnout was strong -- and her office will be ready for in-person voting in November.



Fire Chief: Careless Actions Can Endanger Property, Life

It's fire season. And now, more than ever, it's important to be mindful of outdoor activities that have the potential to spark a brush fire. Right now, there's a ban on all outdoor burning. And Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says careless actions can have disastrous consequences.



Marty Greenfield Jewelers Open Again, Giving Back

A Pahrump jeweler is excited to once again be open for business. Marty Greenfield runs Marty Greenfield Jewelers, located between Taco Bell and Smith's supermarket. And now that his doors are open again, he's giving back. For more information about Marty Greenfield Jewelers call 702-348-4164.



Save A Pet - Mister Kitty

In today's Save A Pet, we meet Mister Kitty -- a senior cat who ended up at the shelter after his owner died. Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society with more on how you can adopt this sweet cat.



Health: Father Wins Fight for Life in Battle with COVID-19

More than two million people have been sickened by COVID-19 in the U-S -- some severely. One Ohio man, without any serious health issues, never expected to be one of them. Erica Foreman has more on a father's fight for life. Mike spent six weeks in the hospital. He says he still feels short of breath at times, but is getting stronger every day. He's looking forward to a quiet Father's Day spent with family.



Structure Fire in Amargosa at Brushwood and Tamarack Streets

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue, NCSO Deputies, Nye County Dept. of Emergency Management, Beatty Fire Department, Nevada National Security Site Fire Crews, BLM, and Amargosa Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire in Amargosa June 18 on Brushwood and Tamarack Streets. Several firefighters and one deputy were treated for heat exhaustion. The NCSO Deputy and one firefighter was subsequently transported to Desert View Hospital via PVFRS ambulance.


Former Members of Private Well Owners Cooperative Charged

The Nye County District Attorney's Office has filed a five-count criminal complaint against four former members of the Private Well Owners Cooperative. The charges stem from an alleged illegal campaign contribution to Dwight Lilly's run for county commissioner in 2018.



Nye County Road Projects Will Improve Efficiency, Safety

Nye County is working on a number of road projects. Some will improve traffic flow. Others will improve safety for both drivers and pedestrians. Director of Public Works Tim Dahl briefed county commissioners this week, telling them NDOT is getting close to installing a new crosswalk across Highway 160 at Postal Road.



Fire Chief Stresses Need for Firework Safety

The risk of property damage and injury from the improper use of fireworks is very real. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis tells News 25 almost every year, we see at least a few fires due to fireworks. There's a good option for using them safely. But due to the extremely dry conditions, he suggests not using them at all this year.



Salvation Army Food Pantry Available to Serve Those in Need

These days, fewer people are using the Salvation Army food bank in Pahrump. Jon Watt isn't sure why. But he wants to let everyone know they're still open and ready to help anyone in need of food. The regular food pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 2:00. And you can visit the pantry once a month. The Salvation Army is located at 721 Buol Road. That's just down the street from Star Nursery. For more information, contact the Salvation Army.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If you're in the market for a new desktop computer, Josh Osborne of Great Computer Deals has some advice. In today's Quick Tutorial, he explores the top reasons for and against buying a desktop.



Health: How Can Women Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. About two-thirds of people with Alzheimer's Disease are women. According to Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Jessica Caldwell, we can't change every risk factor that plays into developing Alzheimer's -- but there are some ways women can reduce their risk.



Angie's List: A Guide to Tire Repairs

You may have had a flat tire before, brought it into a repair shop to have it fixed, and been told that it needed to be replaced. But how can you know when your tires need to be replaced or simply repaired? Find out in this week's Angie's List Report.


Organizers Promise 'Bang-Up' Freedom Festival Fireworks Show

The Town of Pahrump's 48th Annual Freedom Festival is now just weeks away. The highlight of the festival is the big fireworks show. And organizers say this year's show will be a real crowd-pleaser. The Freedom Festival fireworks begin at 9:00 pm, Saturday, July 4th at Petrack Park. And don't forget -- you can listen to the music, which is synchronized to the fireworks -- on Ace Country, 103.1 FM.



Dexamethasone Showing Promise for Treating COVID-19

A steroid that's been used for years is now showing promise in treating patients with COVID-19. Professor Peter Pitts is President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and a former FDA Associate Commissioner. He spoke with News 25 about the study, the results, and what this means for the treatment of COVID-19.



Save A Pet - Dexter

In today's Save A Pet, we meet Dexter -- a black-and-white cat, who it appears, loves to eat. Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society with his story.



Health: Tips for Staying Safe During Summer Travel

Summer is typically a time for travel. This year, fears over COVID-19 have put many vacation plans on hold. However, if you do decide to venture out of town, there are precautions you should take. Erica Foreman has tips for keeping summertime travelers safe. Travelers staying in a hotel with valet service should make sure valets are using single use gloves and face masks. The valet team should also be sanitizing high touch areas inside vehicles. And if you're taking a shuttle, the operator should disinfect seats and railings after each trip -- in addition to strictly enforcing social distancing measures.



Governor Sisolak Says Nevada Will Stay in Phase 2

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak says the state will remain in Phase 2 as it reopens after the coronavirus shutdown. With a recent spike in cases, he says now is not the time to abandon protective measures that help keep us all safe -- and keep our state open for business.



Nye County DEM Accepts Donation of Two Vehicles

The Nye County Department of Emergency Management is receiving two vehicles thanks to donations by the state and federal governments. County commissioners approved the acceptance of those trucks -- a 2006 brush fire engine from the Bureau of Land Management and a 2009 GMC Yukon SUV from the Nevada Department of Public Safety. DEM Director Scott Lewis says the trucks will bolster local capabilities.



WHO: Five Things to Know About COVID-19 Transmission

Medical experts with the World Health Organization are still concerned about the spread of coronavirus. And public education is one of the best ways to help stop the virus. In this video, produced by the WHO, experts address five things to know about COVID-19 transmission.



Pahrump Mom Seeks Help in Finding Her Son

UPDATE: ****Adam has been found a sincere thank you to everyone who helped us look***


A Pahrump woman is reaching out to authorities -- and the community -- for help in getting her son back. Heather Lane says her 15-year-old son Adam ran away from home over the weekend. And she believes he's hiding out in Henderson with a 19-year-old woman with whom Adam was having a relationship -- and that woman's older boyfriend. Heather is asking that anyone with information that can help bring Adam home contact the Nye County Sheriff's Office or Henderson Police Department.



One Man Seriously Hurt in Crash on Highway 160 Johnnie Curve

Nevada Highway Patrol investigators are trying to figure out what led to the crash of a car Friday afternoon at the Johnnie curve, north of Pahrump. The driver sustained serious injuries and was flown to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment.



Pahrump Cardiologist Offering More Services for Patients

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. But it doesn't have to be. Pahrump Cardiologist Doctor Tali Arik says people with heart disease can be treated, if their condition is diagnosed before it's too late. And he's expanded his office to provide more care options for patients. You can learn more about Doctor Arik and his team of medical experts by visiting them online, at



Nevada DMV Provides Tips for People Needing Services

Department of Motor Vehicle offices across the state are open again. In a video produced by the DMV, Director Julie Butler talks about the reopening, including what people should expect -- and what services are being given priority.



Save A Pet - Little Old Man

It's Monday. Time to meet another great pet available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. Today, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Little Old Man.



Health: Running for Health -- Where to Start

After months of feeling cooped-up at home, many people are looking for ways to be active -- and safe. According to Cleveland Clinic's Chris Travers, starting a running routine is a great way to exercise by yourself. He says whether you're a running newbie, or you just haven't run in a little while -- it's best to ease into your mileage.



Nye County Hopes to Secure Federal Money for Major Road Project

Nye County is vying for a 24-million-dollar grant to rebuild Bell Vista Road and Bob Ruud Memorial Highway in Pahrump. That money would come from the Nevada Federal Lands Access Program. And county commissioners have taken the first step in the grant application process, by approving the expenditure of ten thousand dollars to help pay for an assessment of the scope of work needed for the project. Director of Public Works Tim Dahl says it's a fantastic opportunity for the county.



NHP Trooper Credited with Saving Woman's Life

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper is being recognized for his efforts in saving the life of a woman hanging from the side of a highway overpass in Las Vegas. And the whole incident was caught on camera.



Save A Pet - Nellie

In today's Save A Pet, we meet Nellie. Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society with her story.



For Pahrump Hair Stylist, It's More Than Just a Job

For some hair stylists, it may be just a job. But for Elizabeth Bryant-Christian, of Simply Divine Hair and Nail Salon, in Pahrump, it's more than that -- It's her art. Simply Divine Hair and Nail Salon is located at 1190 Highway 372 -- just a few doors down from Great Computer Deals. You can call Elizabeth at 702-375-1835.



Boulder City Police Arrest 13 in Connection with Burglary, Stolen Property Ring

A month-long investigation into the burglary of a Boulder City home leads to the arrests of 13 people. And police continue to search for additional suspects. Those arrested last week are Brian Reynolds, Robert Cristo, Ruth Bottrell, Neal Gardner, Maeria Phillips, Christopher Oddieo, Mary Phillips, Jason Munson, Shelby Ryan, Michael Timmerman, Amanda Ware, Iszaha Thomas and William Smith.



NCSO to Focus on Pedestrian, Bicyclist Safety

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is cracking down on pedestrians and bicyclists that are breaking the law. It's part of a statewide effort to make Nevada roadways safer for everyone.



Education News: Chinese Students Stranded by COVID-19

While COVID-19 meant students across the country were relegated to learning from home, one group of teens literally wasn't allowed to leave their school to go home. Many of the foreign exchange students at International Leadership School of Texas are stuck spending the summer at the boarding school. Kim Martinez reports.



Angie's List Report: Pet-Friendly Flooring

When it comes to flooring, it's hard to beat hardwood -- unless you're part of the 60 percent of American families who own a pet. So what are the best pet-friendly flooring options? We find out in today's Angie's List report.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If you're in the market for a new computer, you may be asking 'what's the best brand?' But in today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne explains it's not about the brand -- it's about the model.



Health: Debunking Brian Health Myths

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. And whether it's crossword puzzles or exercise, we've all heard different tricks for keeping our brains healthy and warding off memory loss. But what actually works? Erica Foreman helps separate fact from fiction. Doctor Wint also recommends avoiding excessive alcohol, smoking and head trauma for a healthy brain.



Nevada DMV Offices Prepare to Reopen

If you need to take care of business at the Department of Motor Vehicles, you'll soon be able to do so. Offices statewide will reopen their doors next week.



NCSD Kicks Off Summer Food Program

The Nye County School District is up and running with its summer food program. And they'll continue serving up meals through the end of July. Jodi Martinez, who runs the district's food service operations, explains how it all works and how you can take advantage of the free program.



Save A Pet - Elby

In today's Save A Pet we meet Elby -- an energetic one-year-old German Shepherd ready for adoption now from Desert Haven Animal Society. Darbie O'Donnell has more.



Health: How to do Take-Out the Healthy Way

Have you been ordering out more often during the pandemic? Well, if you're worried about how that extra takeout might impact your waistline, Cleveland Clinic's Kristin Kirkpatrick says there are ways to make carryout as healthy as possible.



Final Preparations Underway for Pahrump Fall Festival

Organizers of the annual Pahrump Fall Festival are already making final preparations for this year's event. And, once again, there will be plenty of fun for the entire family, including the much-anticipated rodeo. For more information about this year's Fall Festival -- including vendor applications -- you can go online to the town's website --



'Say I Do Nevada' to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

The dramatic drop in Las Vegas weddings has led to an equally dramatic drop in funding to local domestic violence service providers. Brad Francis explains why -- and how you can help.



Health: Pregnancy Plays a Role in Heart Disease Risk for Women

One in three women in the United States is living with some form of heart disease. Traditionally, doctors have treated men and women the same way when it comes to heart disease. But, Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Leslie Cho says it's time to start thinking differently.



Weekend Fire Destroys Outbuildings, Cars at Pahrump Home

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a large fire that destroyed a number of vehicles and other outbuildings at a home on Vicki Ann Road. The smoke could be seen from miles away. And Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says firefighters faced a number of challenges, including high winds.



Fires Break Out at Two Homeless Camps in Pahrump

Fires broke out at two separate homeless encampments over the weekend. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says one of those fires may have been caused by a cigarette.



Nevada Fire Season Outlook

With triple-digit temperatures upon us, it's a good time to talk about wildfires. In southern Nevada over the last decade, more than one-third off all wildfires were sparked by humans. Chris Smallcomb, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says we're likely to see a hotter-than-normal summer. And it's especially important for people to heed Red Flag Warnings.



Save A Pet - BooBoo

It's Monday. Time to meet another great pet ready for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. Today, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to BooBoo.



No Bull Detailing Staying Busy Keeping Cars Clean

Everyone living here in the desert knows how difficult it is to keep a vehicle clean. And that's where No Bull Detailing comes in. Darcie Bull owns the mobile car wash and detailing service. And these days, she's staying quite busy.



Health: Can Walking Speed Predict Aging?

Have you been taking walks to beat coronavirus cabin fever? Well, if you're a slow walker, you might want to pick up the pace. Recent research suggests people who walk slower in middle age, may age faster and have more brain dysfunction. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Michael Roizen says physical and mental health go hand-in-hand.



Pahrump Valley Speedway Racing to Resume Saturday

Drivers, start your engines! Racing is back at Pahrump Valley Speedway. The track's been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the checkered flag will drop again when racing resumes Saturday night. Speedway owner Chad Broadhead is excited to be back in business.



Governor Sisolak Responds to George Floyd Protests

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak addressed the George Floyd protests in a video posted to Facebook. The governor says he welcomes the protests -- as long as everyone acts within the law. And protestors in Las Vegas will begin to see so-called legal observers, who will be on hand to help advise protesters of their legal rights.



Leslie Street Paving Complete, Finishing Work Remains

A major road project in Pahrump is nearing completion. Nye County Director of Public Works Tim Dahl says paving is now complete on Leslie Street, between Basin and Irene. But there's still a bit of work left to be done.



Act Fast to Vote in June 9th Primary

Time is running out to cast your vote in next Tuesday's Primary Election. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all voting is being done by mail-in ballot. The process is simple. But all ballots must be postmarked by June 9th.



NyECC Offers Free Resources for Job-Seekers and Employers

NyE Communities Coalition has a number of resources available to help job-seekers as well as employers looking to hire qualified workers. And best of all, the services are free. NyeCC Adult Workforce Programs Manager Ed Kelly says his agency is eager and ready to help.



Save A Pet - Mickey

There are dozens of great pets available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. And today, we meet one of them. Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Mickey.



NyECC Offers Weekly Pandemic Support Group Meetings

NyE Communities Coalition is providing help for those struggling to deal with the coronavirus pandemic through weekly meetings of the Pandemic Strategic Support Group. LeeAnn Luna explains how to get involved.



Golden Entertainment Reopens Pahrump Casinos

The doors are open again at Golden Entertainment's three Pahrump casinos. People lined up last night outside the Pahrump Nugget, Gold Town and Lakeside casinos, waiting for the doors to open at 12:01 Thursday morning. And those we spoke with were super-excited to be able to play again.



Terrible's Road House Reopens its Doors

Like Golden Entertainment, Terrible's Road House opened its doors at 12:01 this morning. Management is excited to welcome everyone back. Like other casinos, Terrible's Road House will once again remain open 24 hours a day. However, due to Gaming Control Board rules, some slot machines will be kept out of service to allow for proper social distancing.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If your computer is broken, you have a decision to make -- fix it or replace it. But how do you know if it's worth fixing? In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne helps answer that question.



Health: College Basketball Coach Beats COVID-19, Continues Fighting Fatigue

One day, he's coaching the biggest game of the season. The next, he's fighting a deadly virus. Meet a college basketball coach who knows first-hand that recovering from COVID-19 isn't always a fast break. Erica Foreman has more on his up and down battle with the disease. Since being discharged at the end of March, Chris still battles extreme fatigue on a daily basis. He hopes his story reminds others to take COVID-19 seriously and practice prevention.




UPDATE: COVID-19 Situation in Nye County

Director of Emergency Management Scott Lewis appeared before county commissioners Tuesday to provide the latest on the COVID-19 situation in Nye County.



Free COVID-19 Testing This Weekend in Indian Springs

Free COVID-19 tests will be available this Saturday, from 8am-12pm at the Indian Springs Fire Station, 715 West Gretta Lane in Indian Springs. No appointment is necessary.



Pahrump Valley Youth Activities Cancels In-Person Summer Activities

NyE Communities Coalition and Pahrump Valley Youth Activities are canceling all in-person summer activities for children. Instead, they'll offer virtual activities this year. Tamalyn Taylor says the decision comes in the wake of the coronavirus scare.



NyECC Presents Psychological First Aid Class

Nye Communities Coalition is offering a free class to help people upset about the coronavirus pandemic. It's called Psychological First Aid, and will be presented online through Zoom. LeeAnn Luna spoke with News 25 about the class and how you can sign up.



Save A Pet - Domino

It's Wednesday. Time to meet another great dog ready for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. Today, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Domino.



Health: Drop in Suicide-Related ER Visits During Pandemic

Many people have put off medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes suicide-related emergency department visits, according to a new study. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Baruch Fertel led the research.



Trump, Pence Call for End to Violent George Floyd Protests

President Trump and Vice President Pence are speaking out about the death of George Floyd. The Minneapolis man died May 25th, after being restrained by police during his arrest for allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit 20-dollar bill. His death sparked protests nationwide. Today, the president said protestors should be heard, but went on to say there's no place for racism or violence on the streets in our country.



PVHS Seniors Participate in Celebratory Convoy in Pahrump

It was a big weekend for Pahrump Valley High School's Class of 2020. In addition to actuallly graduating, the seniors piled into vehicles and hit the streets of Pahrump for a celebratory convoy. The event was organized by Jessica Mccutcheon, who wanted to create something memorable for her son.



PVHS Seniors 'Graduate' During Special Broadcast on KPVM-TV

Pahrump Valley High School seniors were honored and recognized during a special broadcast Friday night on KPVM-TV. Since the traditional graduation ceremony had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, KPVM worked with the school district to produce this special, which included many elements similar to that of a traditional celebration.



Education News: Shape Up US Offers Creative Curriculum

A program that combines education and action as well as emotional well-being, may just be what parents are needing for their kids these days. Shape Up U-S, a national non-profit that specializes in creative classroom curriculum is now giving parents the tools to help their child, mind, body and spirit. As Kim Martinez reports, access is free for parents to give it a try.



Health: Brush Your Teeth for Heart Health

June is Oral Health Month. Now there's another good reason to brush your teeth. Recent research links two common heart conditions with poor dental hygiene. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Luke Laffin did not conduct the study, but says it shows taking care of your teeth pays off.



Update On 05/31/20 Accident


New updates on the accident from Sunday afternoon 05/31/20 at approximately 12:21 PM, California Highway Patrol says that Luis Echeverria of Fontana, CA, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche westbound along SR-178 just east of SR-127. At the same time, Chantra Sun of Baldwin Park, CA was driving a 2017 BMW X5 eastbound along SR-178, approaching the Chevrolet Avalanche. For an unknown reason, the Chevrolet Avalanche and BMW X5 collided head-on within the roadway of SR-178. Two passengers of the Chevrolet Avalanche identified as 20 year old David Anthony Mercado from Fontana and 27 year old Andrew Gabriel Via Lobos from San Bernandino and one passenger identified as 37 year old Katrina Wilkins of the BMW X5 sustained multiple traumatic injuries during the collision and succumbed to their injuries. The remaining five victims were transported to Las Vegas University Medical Center for medical treatment.Wilkins was taken to UMC Trauma by helicopter and died opon arrival. Mercado an Via Lobos died on scene.


This collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Bishop Area.

GoFundMe Campaign Established for Pahrump Man Killed in ATV Crash

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help the family of a Pahrump man who was killed late Saturday night. Matt Ince died when his ATV crashed and overturned on Wheeler Pass. As of late this afternoon, the GoFundMe memorial campaign had raised nearly $7,000 toward the goal of $8,000. To donate, just go to and search for Matt Ince.



Garage Fire Destroys Classic Car, Home Saved

A 1978 Chevrolet Corvette was destoyed by fire inside a garage at a home on Summit Avenue in Pahrump. But thanks to the quick actions of firefighters, the home itself was saved from the flames.



The Bearded Lady Among Local Bars Reopening Their Doors

Local bar owners are thrilled to be able to reopen their doors. And one of those is The Bearded Lady Saloon in Pahrump. Kelli Sater spoke with News 25 about what it's like to be back in business.



Save A Pet - Oreo

There are dozens of great pets ready for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. Today, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to one of them -- a cat named Oreo.



Health: Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Research Stand?

Many people are wondering how long it'll be before we have a vaccine to protect against COVID-19. According to Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Daniel Culver, there are more than one hundred vaccines in various stages of development.