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Pahrump Man on a Mission to Help Hurricane Victims

Last time we spoke with Jerry W Bell, he was helping hurricane victims in Florida. This time, the Pahrump man is hoping to do the same for victims of Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. Jerry explains what he's doing... and how you can help. To make a monetary donation to help victims of Hurricane Laura, Jerry has establised a dedicated account at Bank of America. Just tell them you want to donate to the 'Laura Relief Fund.' If you'd like to donate items, you can drop them off on Navajo Boulevard or at either Java Junkies location. And the list of collection points is growing. For more information, visit Jerry Bell on Facebook. Or give him a call at 775-253-4891.

 

 

NHP Trooper Awarded Medal of Valor

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Rafael Rodriguez Junior has been awarded the Department of Public Safety's highest honor for the actions he took to help save a woman's life in Las Vegas.

 

 

Nye Commissioners Vote to Accept Grant Money

After a very long Board of County Commissioners meeting on August 18, the Commissioners finally reached agenda items 18-26 which were approved in bulk, several hours into the meeting. Most of these items were for the acceptance of grants.

 

 

Save A Pet - Patches

For today's Save A Pet we head to Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where Darbie O'Donnell is standing by to introduce us to Patches.

 

 

Health: Safety Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers During COVID-19

The end of August wraps up National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. It's well known that breastfeeding has health benefits for both mom and baby. But some new mothers may wonder if it's safe to nurse during the pandemic. According to Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Tosin Goje it is safe. She says even a mother who tests positive for coronavirus can breastfeed.

 

 

24th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit Goes Virtual

This week, government officials came together to share their vision for preserving one of Nevada's greatest natural resources -- Lake Tahoe. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto hosted the first-ever virtual, and 24th annual, Tahoe Summit.

 

 

Save A Pet - Sheeba

It's Friday. Time to meet another great pet available for adoption. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Sheeba.

 

 

Health: Is Eating Meat Bad for Your Heart?

If you're planning a Labor Day cookout, here's something to think about. There's been a lot of talk about whether eating meat is hamful. And yet another study adds to the notion that too much meat could be bad for your heart -- and your overall health. Cleveland Clinic's Kate Patton says it shows eating both red and white meat may come with risks.

 

 

Inspirations Senior Living Hosts Drive-By Parade

The Pahrump community comes together to celebrate residents at Inspirations Senior Living. Dozens of vehicles participated in a car parade through the property Thursday morning. Inspirations Executive Director Janessa Becker says the seniors -- and the parade participants -- are excited to be a part of the celebration.

 

 

Senior Wellness Seminar to Focus on 'Corona Blues'

With COVID social distancing measures in place, many people are feeling a bit isolated these days. But there are ways to cope with these feelings. A Zoom meeting Friday -- hosted by Nevada Senior Services -- will focus on helping seniors beat the so-called 'coronavirus blues.' Ellen Grossman, with Nevada Senior Services, spoke with News 25 about the wellness seminar and explains how you can join in. It's free to register for Friday's wellness seminar. Just go online to nevadaseniorservices.org, select 'programs and services,' then go to 'senior wellness programs.'

 

 

Education News: Autistic Students Suffer from School Closures

A great deal of attention has been paid to the typical student as the nation responds to education issues during the pandemic. But there are more than 7 million special education students nationwide, and for those students and their families school closures may be even more difficult than anyone could have imagined.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

Is your computer running slower than it used to? If so, it might be time to replace it. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne offers some telltale signs that it's time.

 

 

Health: Creating a Pain-Free Home Workspace

COVID-19 forced many of us to leave the comfort of our ergonomically correct offices and work from home, leading to a host of aches and pains. Erica Foreman has tips for creating the ideal pain-free workspace. Doctor Bang says it's best to avoid using your laptop on a couch or bed, because looking down while sitting on soft surfaces can overstretch your lower back and neck.

 

 

Blosser Ranch Road Brush Fire

Police and fire crews resonded to a large brush fire on Blosser Ranch Road last night.

 

 

Girls with Autism are Diagnosed Later than Boys

About one in every fifty-nine U. S. children are diangosed with autism spectrum disorder. Now a recent study shows, on average, girls are typically diagnosed about a year and a half later than boys. Doctor Veena Ahuja from Cleveland Clinic Children's, did not take part in the study, but says girls are likely diagnosed later because autism traits are often more subtle.

 

 

Save A Pet! Meet Midgit!

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

 

 

Paraglider Missing in Northern Nye County

The Nye County Sheriff's office received a call from White Pine County on August 23rd that a paraglider named James "kiwi" Johnson did not complete his trip as planned. Missey Kohler has more.

 

 

Governor Announces Initiative to Address Climate Change

The governor announces a new state initiative aimed at climate change in Nevada. The State of Nevada Climate Initiative includes a new website, which serves as the state's official climate change portal.

 

 

Pahrump Senior Center Continues to Feed Local Seniors

The Pahrump Senior Center remains closed to seniors due to the coronavirus pandemic. But while the center is quiet, Anne Harris tells News 25 volunteers continue to work behind the scenes, providing meals for those in need.

 

 

Dozens Turn Out for Event to Help Pahrump's Homeless

Dozens of people turned out this weekend for a quarterly event in Pahrump called the homeless wraparound. The event, hosted by NyE Communities Coalition, brings together community services that cater to the homeless and their needs. Nicole Mccomas, of Nevada Outreach, spoke with News 25 about the event and the people it helps.

 

 

Nye Commissioners Discuss Distribution of CARES Act Funding

The Nye County Board of Commissioners continue to discuss and amend the Nye County Cares Act Policy. The Board is working to refine the rules that will determine which Nye County small businesses will receive funds. Missey Kohler has more.

 

 

Health: Sorting Out Symptoms -- Fall Allergies or Coronavirus

Fall allergy season may be tricky this year with COVID-19 in the mix. Allergy symptoms often mimic those of coronavirus. But according to Cleveland Clinic allergist Sandra Hong, there are a couple of telltale signs that it's not allergies.

 

 

Students Return to Classrooms in Nye County

A new school year is underway in Nye County. Hundreds of students returned to class this morning. And in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, administrators had to make some rather significant changes to the learning environment. But from all accounts, there were no major issues as schools welcomed students back to campus.

 

 

County Will Establish Marked Route for Off Highway Vehicles

The Pahrump Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on August 18 to approve Phase 1 of the Pahrump to Beatty portion of the Pahrump - Tonopah off-road trails as a Marked Off Highway Vehicle Route. Missey Kohler has more.

 

 

Education News: Pod Learning Growing in Popularity

Frustrated parents are having to get creative to ensure their children are not falling behind due to COVID school closures and the challenges of unsupervised online learning. An increasingly popular solution is what's called a Learning Pod -- basically a small group of students together and paying someone to oversee their school work. But as Kim Martinez reports, the pod parents are facing some interesting criticism.

 

 

Save A Pet - Amy

It's time to meet another great pet available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. In today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Amy.

 

 

Health: Protecting Pregnant Women from COVID-19

Pregnancy is an exciting time. But it's also a time when many changes take place in a woman's body. Some of those changes make respiratory infections, like COVID-19, especially concerning for a mom-to-be. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Tosin Goje says recent evidence suggests pregnant women may face more severe illness if infected with COVID-19.

 

 

Nye County COVID-19 Contact Tracing Reveals Hot Spots

Nye County wants to help reopen businesses still closed due to COVID-19 -- specifically, bars, pubs, taverns, breweries and wineries. In a new report, Nye County Manager Tim Sutton breaks down how the majority of COVID-positive patients have contracted the disease. Brad Francis takes a look at the numbers.

 

 

Nye County DA Promises Justice for Murder Victim's Family

Marco Torres is accused of killing his roommate, Joseph Piper -- an elderly man with stage four cancer. Torres will appear in district court next Friday, August 28, for arraignment on the charges against him, including first-degree murder. Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia says his office is working hard to ensure justice for the victim's family.

 

 

Nye County DA Promises Justice for Murder Victim's Family

Marco Torres is accused of killing his roommate, Joseph Piper -- an elderly man with stage four cancer. Torres will appear in district court next Friday, August 28, for arraignment on the charges against him, including first-degree murder. Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia says his office is working hard to ensure justice for the victim's family.

 

 

Pahrump Senior Center Offers New Transportation Options

The Pahrump Senior Center is now providing exclusive transportation options just for seniors. Anne Harris explains what's changing -- and how that will affect seniors who need to travel.

 

 

Entertainment This Week with John Kohler

Bars in Nye County's rural communities are allowed to reopen. Las Vegas entertainers rally to get the state to allow shows to resume. And some movie theaters in Las Vegas are reopening their doors. John Kohler has the details in Entertainment This Week.

 

 

Save A Pet - Mister Kitty

In today's Save A Pet, we head to Desert Haven Animal Society. Darbie O'Donnell is there to introduce us to a familiar face -- Mister Kitty.

 

Second 'Feed Pahrump's Hungry' Event to Benefit VFW Families

Last weekend, Sullivan's Pub and All Star Real Estate sponsored the Feed Pahrump's Hungry Benefit. The food items gathered during that event were donated to a local church. And the effort was so successful, they're doing it again. Mike Hickey recaps last week... and looks ahead to tomorrow's event, which, this time around, will benefit the local VFW post.

 

 

News Across Nevada with Laura Daun

Laura Daun goes beyond Nye County for a check of some of the other stories making News Across Nevada.

 

 

Save A Pet - Chalupa

In today's Save A Pet, we meet Chalupa -- a sweet chihuahua found as a stray, and ready for his new home. Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society with more.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If your computer isn't performing like it used to, it might be time to upgrade. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne says if you're running on an old version of Windows, it's probably time for a new PC.

 

 

Health: 29-year-old Overcomes COVID-19 and Cardiac Arrest on Ventilator

According to the CDC, adults between 18 and 29 are one of the age groups seeing the most COVID-19 cases. Meet a man in his twenties who never expected to come down with coronavirus, or nearly lose his life because of it. Kyle Michael Miller has his story.

 

 

Pahrump Valley Winery Liquor License Revoked

The Nye County Board of Commissioners had a long day Tuesday. Taking up much of the meeting was agenda item 13, with commissioners deciding whether to reconsider or revoke the liquor license of the Pahrump Valley Winery. The license had been suspended pending investigation due to noncompletion of application requirements.

 

 

Nye County Continues to See Significant Number of COVID-19 Cases

Nye County continues to see a significant number of people testing positive for COVID-19. But Nye County Director of Emergency Management Scott Lewis appeared before commissioners Tuesday to report some good news in the latest numbers.

 

 

Health: Keeping Teens Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The number of COVID-19 cases reported among teens continues to climb. So what can be done to help stop the spread? Skyler Kalady, a doctor with Cleveland Clinic Children's says, for starters, remind them that thye're not invincible. Anyone can get this virus.

 

 

Nye County Republicans Urged to Get Out and Vote in November

Republican lawmakers got together in Pahrump Tuesday to talk about the differences between the red and blue. Nevada Assemblyman Gregory Hafen the second and US Congressional candidate Jim Marchant say it's more important than ever for Republicans to get out and vote this November.

 

 

Save A Pet - Cleopatra

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

 

 

Public Bodies Vacancies

There are currently openings on five Boards or Committees See each add for details on how to apply. Applications available at the County Clerk's Office or online at: http://nyecounty.net/DocumentCenter/View/22303

 

*Northern Nye County Hospital District Board of Trustees Application due Aug. 27th https://www.facebook.com/NorthernNyeCountyHospitalDistrict/posts/947943892373280

 

*Regional Transportation Commission (Pahrump resident only) Application due Sept. 2nd https://www.nyecounty.net/DocumentCenter/View/37209/Regional-Transportation-Commission-vacancy-due-Sept-2-2020-doc

 

*Gabbs Town Advisory Application due Sept. 2nd https://www.nyecounty.net/DocumentCenter/View/37210/Gabbs-Town-Advisory-Board-vacancy-due-Sept-2-2020-doc

 

*Beatty Library Board Application due Sept. 2nd https://www.nyecounty.net/DocumentCenter/View/37208/BEATTY-LIBRARY-VACANCY-due-Sept-2-2020-doc

 

*Pahrump Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Application due Sept. 8th https://www.nyecounty.net/DocumentCenter/View/37211/Pahrump-Parks-and-Recreation-Advisory-Committee-pdf

 

 

Pahrump Valley Winery Liquor License Revoked.

Following a hearing that lasted several hours today in the Board of County Commissioner’s ?Chambers, The Pahrump Valley Winery has had it’s liquor license revoked. The dispute between the county and the owner, Cathy Trout is either a misunderstanding or disagreement. Trout insists several things during the hearings, that she either has a permanant liquor license, had filled out the application as requested, or had a transferable liquor license, etc. The Pahrump Valley Winery was sold in 2019 to Trout and a person named Hobbs, who was said to be her partner. Although in today’s hearing former winery owner Bill Loken was called to give a history of the sale in which he explained that the purchasers identity seemed to change as the sale of the property moved forward. He said he sold the successful winery in Pahrump for 7.5 million dollars and wanted it to go to a buyer that was experienced in wine making. The agreement stipulated that the current staff be kept on board and his wife Gretchen Loken who won hundreds of national awards for wine making be a consultant for one year. That deal fell through. The liquor license has since been operating under Gretchen Loken’s name though she has not been on the property since April of last year. The board allowed the license to be extended several times until the paperwork was filled out and the fees paid correctly. Today, the impasse continued and The Pahrump Valley Winery, no longer has a liquor license. It’s unclear whether they can reapply. More on tomorrow’s broadcast including video of the highlights.

 

 

A School for the Homeless Reopens Amid Covid Concerns

While most schools are starting the year with distance learning, a school for homeless children is bucking the 'new normal' by getting back in the classroom for full in-person instruction. For these youngsters who rely on the physical, mental and emotional support their school offers, their classrooms are simply too essential to remain closed. Kim Martinez reports.

 

 

Hafen Elementary School Receives Donation

When students return to Hafen Elementary School, they'll have new bins in which to store their stuff. Michelle Beecher, a teacher at Hafen, saw a need for the bins. So she reached out to Lauren Davis at Pahrump Valley Properties for help. Lauren asked her colleagues to pitch in. And in less than a minute, they had raised 750 dollars. Friday morning, Pahrump Valley Properties presented that money to the school.

 

 

Remote Area Medical to Offer Appointments in Pahrump

Remote Area Medical -- or RAM for short -- returns to the Pahrump Valley in October. The event offers free medical, dental and vision care for local residents. And there's a big change coming this time around. Ryan Muccio talks about that change... and what this event means for our community.

 

 

Study Says Cloth Masks Perform Well

A mask is a must-have when leaving the house these days. But you might be wondering what type of mask provides the best protection. Whether your mask is homemade or store-bought, Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Raed Dweik says evidence shows wearing one makes a difference.

 

 

Pahrump Valley is Home to a Variety of Wild Animals

The desert is home to many types of creatures. Lucky for us, most are not a threat to humans. Some are scary. Others are a nuisance. And one that we see more often can be a threat to small animals like chickens and small dogs. Nye County Animal Control officer Levi Gregory stopped by News 25 last Friday to talk about the dangers of leaving pets in hot cars. While he was here, he also gave us a rundown of the animals we're likely to encounter in the Pahrump Valley.

 

 

Michael Donohue Leaving KPVM-TV

Michael Donohue is off on a new adventure. He brought KPVM-TV viewers his final weather forecast Friday. He tells News 25's Deanna O'Donnell he's headed to Las Vegas. Meantime, KPVM welcomes John Kohler, who will bring you the latest weather information nightly on News 25.

 

 

Save A Pet - Luna

For today's Save A Pet, we visit Desert Haven Animal Society. Darbie O'Donnell is there, where she introduces us to Luna.

 

 

Health: Back to School -- Managing Allergies and Asthma During COVID-19

Whether your child is heading back to school, or learning remotely this fall, you'll want to make sure allergies and asthma are under control so they can concentrate on their studies, not their sniffles. Cleveland Clinic allergist Doctor Sandra Hong says managing allergy and asthma symptoms is especially important this year because they often mimic those of COVID-19.

 

 

Reminder: Don't Leave Your Pet Inside Hot Vehicle

Southern Nevada is under an excessive heat warning through next Wednesday. With possible record-breaking temperatures on the way, it's important to remind everyone of the dangers of leaving a pet inside a hot car. Today, Nye County Animal Control officer Levi Gregory stopped by the News 25 studios to talk about those dangers. And our own Darbie O'Donnell helped demonstrate just how hot it can get.

 

 

Court Report with Missey Kohler

Missey Kohler has this week's look at some of the big cases moving through the courts in Nye County.

 

 

Nevada Outreach Training Provides Help to Local Residents

Nevada Outreach Training Organization is an umbrella for several programs that offer a variety of assistance to people living in southwest Nevada. The organization provides financial assistance to people who've suffered a job loss or need help paying their rent or mortgage. Kathie McKenna says Nevada Outreach Training Organization also provides help for the homeless.

 

 

Entertainment This Week with John Kohler

John Kohler has your weekly roundup of stories making news in the world of entertainment and events happening right here in our own backyard.

 

 

Save A Pet - Ally

It's Friday. Time to meet another pet available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. In today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Ally.

 

 

A Pahrump Man Recovering from Head-On Crash

A Pahrump man continues to recover from a serious crash in Las Vegas. Dylan Ward was on his way to work June 26th, when his car was hit head-on by another vehicle. Dylan was seriously hurt, and spent two weeks in a hospital. He's home now -- but faces months of rehabilitation. He sat down with News 25's Deanna O'Donnell to talk about what happened -- and what comes next.

 

 

Premiere Adoption Agency has a new location in Pahrump

Each year, Premier Adoption Agency helps place hundreds of children with loving families across the U-S, and beyond. In Pahrump, they operate out of a new office, alongside First Choice Pregnancy Center. Ellen Sorensen explains how the adoption process works and how Premier Adoption Agency helps both the birth mother and the adopting family.

 

 

News Across Nevada

Laura Daun takes a look at stories making news in the Silver State.

 

 

Health: Back to School Vaccines

As summer vacation winds down, you may be preparing for your child's back to school physical. That's why August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Cleveland Clinic Children's Doctor Skylar Kalady says it's vital to stay on track with vaccines--especially in the middle of a pandemic.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

Solid state hard drives are becoming more commonplace in P-Cs and laptops. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne explains why they're such a great option.

 

 

First Choice Pregnancy Center Hosts Open House

The public had a chance today to tour the new First Choice Pregnancy Center in Pahrump. The clinic is now open at its new -- and much larger -- location on East Calvada Boulevard, right next to Mercy Air's helipad. Executive Director Nancy Erwin told News 25 things were going well when we stopped by earlier today.

 

 

Commissioner John Koenig Outlines Plans as Term Comes to End

Nye County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Koenig lost his bid for re-election in the June Primary. But he's not done just yet. Koenig tells News 25 he's focused on a couple of big projects as his term comes to a close. Koenig lost the primary election to Republican challenger Frank Carbone. Carbone served as District 2 Commissioner from 2012 to 2016, but opted not to seek reelection at the end of his first term. Since there are no other candidates for the District 2 seat, the June primary decided the winner. Carbone will be sworn into office in December and begin his work on the Board of Commissioners in January.

 

 

Pahrump Valley AC Offers Tips, Services to Keep You Cool

In these dog days of summer we rely on our air conditioners. There are some simple steps you can take to ensure your AC stays in tip-top shape -- and continues to keep you cool. Richard Hargis spoke with News 25, to offer up some tips and explain how Pahrump Valley Air Conditioning and Heating can help when you need professional service. Pahrump Valley Air Conditioning and Heating is open Monday through Friday with limited hours on Saturday. For more information or to schedule a service call, just give them a call at 775-727-7488.

 

 

Education News: Online Curriculum is Lifeline for Youngest Learners

The youngest learners may struggle the most when it comes to online learning. So a Florida-based company -- D-O-C Learning Solutions -- stepped in immediately when elementary schools were caught off guard by COVID-19 at the end of last school year. They helped hundreds of brick-and-mortar schools go virtual with their engaging free curriculum designed for pre-K through second-graders. Now, the unique platform is busier than ever as the new school year gets underway. Kim Martinez reports.

 

 

Pahrump Valley AC Offers Tips, Services to Keep You Cool

In these dog days of summer we rely on our air conditioners. There are some simple steps you can take to ensure your AC stays in tip-top shape -- and continues to keep you cool. Richard Hargis spoke with News 25, to offer up some tips and explain how Pahrump Valley Air Conditioning and Heating can help when you need professional service. Pahrump Valley Air Conditioning and Heating is open Monday through Friday with limited hours on Saturday. For more information or to schedule a service call, just give them a call at 775-727-7488.

 

 

Health: Tips to Avoid 'Maskne' -- Mask-Related Acne

Wearing a mask is our new normal. But, as we cover our mouths and noses to stop COVID-19, some of us are uncovering a new problem -- 'maskne', or mask-related acne. Cleveland Clinic dermatologist Dr. Shilpi Khetarpal says some masks aren't very breathable and can trap hot air -- among other things.

 

 

Save A Pet - Verina

It's time to meet another great pet available for adoption. Today, Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Verina.

 

 

Pahrump: Suspect Sought in Attempted Arson

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man who allegedly started a fire outside a Pahrump home.

 

 

Plans Underway for 2021 Pahrump Balloon Fest

Jenny Sartin, CEO of the Pahrup Chamber of Commerce went before the Board of County Commissioners August 4th meeting to request an outdoor festival license for the Balloon Festival to be held March 25 thru 27, 2021 at Petrack Park in Pahrump. Sartin said the Chamber is ready to proceed if the Governor gives the go ahead. The big concern of the board is where the state will be due to the COVID Pandemic. Sartin says the Chamber is prepared.

 

 

Benefit Planned to Feed Pahrump's Hungry

Sullivan's Pub and All Star Real Estate are teaming up to help feed Pahrump's hungry. Mike Hickey, of All Star Real Estate and a member of the band Ear Candy, tells us about the event, set for this weekend.

 

 

Health: Electric Scooter Use Leads to Rise in Injuries, Study Says

Electric scooter or 'E-scooters' have been popping up around metropolitan areas for a few years. A recent study looks at whether an increase in scooter use also means an increase in ER visits. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Tom Waters did not take part in the study, but says the rate of injuries from E-scooters is climbing.

 

 

Benefit Planned to Feed Pahrump's Hungry

Sullivan's Pub and All Star Real Estate are teaming up to help feed Pahrump's hungry. Mike Hickey, of All Star Real Estate and a member of the band Ear Candy, tells us about the event, set for this weekend.

 

 

Phase 3 Cinical Trial Underway for COVID-19 Vaccine

A phase 3 clinical trial is underway for a possible vaccine for COVID-19. The vaccine was co-developed by biotech company Moderna, Inc. and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases -- part of the National Institutes of Health. The trial is expected to enroll 30,000 adult volunteers who do not have COVID-19. Doctor Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, explains the clinical trial process and when we might expect to see a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial -- or to volunteer for the study -- just go online to, coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org.

 

 

Dozens Celebrate Purple Heart Day in Pahrump

Local residents and veterans come together to celebrate Purple Heart Day in Pahrump. During a special ceremony Friday evening, Purple Heart recipients were remembered and honored for their service to our country.

 

 

Health: Cleaning with Indoor Allergies in Mind

Many of us are cleaning our homes more often to keep coronavirus at bay. But before you break out your bucket and mop -- you'll want to be sure you're not aggravating indoor allergies. Erica Foreman has more. Doctor Hoyt says if your pets go outdoors, they may track outdoor allergens inside. So, if you suffer from fall allergies, give your pets regular baths, and keep them out of the bedroom.

 

 

Friends, Colleagues Thank Linda Kass For Her Contributions

Friends of Linda Kass are celebrating her contributions to the Pahrump arts scene. Linda is moving to Tennessee. And she's leaving behind a lot of friends and colleagues who will miss her. They gathered recently to thank her for all she's done for the arts in Pahrump.

 

 

First Choice Pregnancy Center to Hold Open House

As we told you Wednesday, First Choice Pregnancy Center is now open at their new location on East Calvada Boulevard in Pahrump. And they're excited to show off their new office. Next Wednesday, August 12th, they're holding an open house. First Choice Pregnancy Center CEO Nancy Erwin says everyone is invited. The open house at First Choice Pregnancy Center is next Wednesday, August 12, from 8 am to 4 pm. Their office is located at 1501 East Calvada Boulevard in Pahrump.

 

 

Court Report with Missey Kohler

Missey Kohler takes a look at some noteworthy cases making their way through the Nye County court system.

 

 

Save A Pet - Cassie

It's time to meet another pet available for adoption from Desert Haven Animal Society. In today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Cassie.

 

 

Pahrump Home Damaged by Fire in Crawlspace

Investigators are searching for the cause of a fire that started beneath a manufactured home located at 4671 West Wilson Road in Pahrump.

 

 

Governor Sisolak Outlines New Plan for Reopening Nevada

Governor Steve Sisolak says the state is no longer relying on a phased approach to reopening. Instead, the new approach relies on a more thorough analysis of data to determine each county's risk level. And for now, bars in Nye and Clark county will remain closed.

 

 

Water Rock Bar & Grill Reopens Under New Management

A restaurant that was a Pahrump staple for years is open again -- with new management and a new menu. Water Rock Bar & Grill, located at the corner of Highway 160 and Simkins opened its doors Tuesday. Kelli Sater, who's managed other successful businesses in Pahrump, is excited to be taking on this new venture.

 

 

Health: Coronavirus Stress May Cause 'Shock Hair Loss'

If you're pulling out your hair over COVID-19 -- you're not alone. Doctors around the world are reporting more cases of 'shock hair loss' due to pandemic stress. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Shilpi Khetarpal says some people shed large amounts of hair after a stressful event.

 

 

Rare Gold Coin Could Bring $400,000 at Las Vegas Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, America’s oldest rare coin auction firm, is featuring a historic and very rare 1714 Mexican gold coin, which could bring as much as $400,000 at today's auction.

 

 

Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

Solid state hard drives are all the rage. Not only are they faster, but they're more reliable too. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne explains why they're the best option for data storage -- and why you should get one now.

 

 

Commissioners Opt to Cancel This Year's Pahrump Fall Festival

At Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners meeting, there was a lot of discussion about whether to cancel this year's Fall Festival because of concerns over COVID-19. But while they decided to cancel this year's show, they promise an even bigger, better festival next year.

 

 

Pahrump Residents Rally Against Mail-In November Election

Dozens of people gathered in Pahrump last night to rally against the state's plan for an all mail-in election in November. The change in procedure was included in Assembly Bill Four, which was signed into law Monday. Organizers say their message is simple -- voters should be able to cast their ballots in person.

 

 

First Choice Pregnancy Center Open at New Pahrump Location

First Choice Pregnancy Center in Pahrump has opened the doors at its new location -- one that's three times larger than their previous office. Executive Director Nancy Erwin says it provides a more functional space from which to serve their clients.

 

 

Health: COVID-19 Infection May Affect the Heart

We're learning more about how COVID-19 impacts the body. And now, research suggests coronavirus may affect the heart. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Paul Cremer was not involved in the study, but says results show the virus may cause heart abnormalities.

 

 

Save A Pet - Charleston

It's Wednesday. Time to meet another great pet available for adoption. Today, Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to a very energetic puppy by the name of Charleston.

 

 

Commissioners Opt to Cancel This Year's Pahrump Fall Festival

At Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners meeting, there was a lot of discussion about whether to cancel this year's Fall Festival because of concerns over COVID-19. But while they decided to cancel this year's show, they promise an even bigger, better festival next year.

 

 

Pahrump: Travel Trailer Home Destroyed by Fire

A structure fire Tuesday afternoon has caused significant damage to a home on Buol Road. Authorities blocked off a large area around the scene after initial reports of explosions. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis recaps what happened.

 

 

Scott Lewis Explains COVID Reporting to County Commissioners

At the July 28 Board of County Commissioners meeting Commissioner Leo Blundo asked some questions regarding COVID numbers and their tracking. Chief Scott Lewis, Director of Emergency Management was on the phone and able to respond. Chief Lewis also stated that those that are re-tested for COVID-19 are not included a second time in the totals.

 

 

Five Pahrump Family Members Diagnosed with COVID-19

Nye County continues to see an increasing number of COVID-19 cases. And one Pahrump family is being significantly impacted. Five family members -- four adults and one child -- have tested positive for the disease. One is still recovering in the hospital. Three of those family members sat down with News 25 to tells us how they're dealing with the COVID-19 diagnoses. And they have a warning for people with children. Gino Romo, Connor's father and Jamie's husband, is still hospitalized, but is improving and expected to be home soon. The family has set up a Facebook funding account to help pay for his hospital bills. We have a link to that on our Local Pahrump Facebook page.

 

 

Angie's List Report: Avoiding Oven Issues

When it's time to cook at home, our ovens are the workhorses of the kitchen. But like any home appliance, they'll eventually need repaired or replaced. So what can you do to keep your oven in tip-top shape? We get some tips in today's Angie's List report.

 

 

Health: Young Lung Transplant Recipient Overcomes COVID-19

Doctors are still learning how COVID-19 impacts certain people. Transplant recipients may be a particularly vulnerable group because the medications they take suppress the immune system, putting them at higher risk for any infection. One recent college grad, who had a double lung transplant, shares how COVID-19 left him fighting for his life. Erica Foreman has his story.

 

 

Car and SUV Collide at Pahrump Intersection

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is investigating a two-vehicle crash that happened Monday morning at the intersection of Calvada Boulevard and Dandelion Street in Pahrump.

 

 

ACS Honors Cancer Fighters with Luminaries in Pahrump

The American Cancer Society is facing a historic budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, many local chapters have canceled their annual Relay For Life events. But Saturday night, American Cancer Society organizers found another way to honor those who've won -- and lost -- their fight against the disease, by lining a Pahrump road with luminaries. Shannon Moore tells us more.

 

 

DETR Addresses Unemployment Payment Delays

The Nevada Department of Employment, Traniing and Rehabilitation provides an update on the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation payments. DETR's Administrator for the Employment Security Division Kimberly Gaa explains how her agency is handling the process.

 

 

Health: Breastfeeding Benefits Moms' Health Later in Life, Study Says

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. It's well-known that breastfeeding has many health advantages for infants. But research also shows breastfeeding is good for mom's health. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Kathryn Goebel did not take part in the study, but says moms who breast-fed infants through their first birthday saw the most benefit.

 

 

Save A Pet - Kiki

There are dozens of pets available for adoption from our local shelters. In today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society to introduce us to one of them -- a black cat named Kiki.

 

 

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