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Today's Top Stories Archives for 2020-11

Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo Accused of Misconduct

Nye County Commmissioner Leo Blundo says he's innocent after his arrest on alleged misconduct charges. Blundo made a media appearance Sunday, saying there's nothing to the charges -- and he's done nothing wrong. Commissioner Blundo says he had to pay a $2400 bail to be released from custody. He also announced Sunday that he'll be running for re-election to his county commission seat in 2022.

 

 

Hundreds Served During Free Annual Thanksgiving Meal

Hundreds of people enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving meal, thanks to the efforts of the Pahrump Holiday Task Force. Linda Wright says volunteers served up 750 meals this year -- with one notable change to the annual event.

 

 

Save A Pet - Regina

There are dozens of pets at local shelters awaiting their new forever homes. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Regina.

 

 

In Utero Surgery Repairs Birth Defect

Finding out your baby has a birth defect can be devastating. Meet a mother from Oklahoma who hit the road looking for answers after her unborn son was diagnosed with a serious neurological defect. Thanks to a unique procedure during pregnancy he's got a fighting chance at walking day.

 

 

Vinnie is Looking for A Forever Home!

He also gets great reception! Just kidding. Vinnie was just neutered. This sweet boy would love to join you for the holidays!

 

 

Man Arrested for Burglary

Nye County Sheriff's Office arrested Donovan Marsh for Burglary and Grand Larceny.

 

 

Shooting Under Investigation

Police are investigating a shooting that took place today at one location in Pahrump and ended at another residence across town.

 

 

Two Animals Perish in Accident

A person who was arrested just recently for riding his horse in the roadway was struck by traffic last night, this time two animals were lost.

 

 

How to Cure that Holiday Hangover

Thanksgiving Eve is often a popular night to indulge in a holiday beverage or two. But if you overdo it you may feel less than festive come turkey day. Doctor Dan Allan of Cleveland Clinic says the bad news is there's no real cure for a hangover and only one way to avoid it.

 

 

Save A Pet Never Forgotten Scrappy

Today we meet Scrappy from Never Forgotten Animal Society! This kitty would love to spend the holidays with you!

 

 

Governor Sisolak Initiates Strict Restrictions

Governor Steve Sisolak held a press briefing yesterday to announce new restrictions in the effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in Nevada. He said that although he was recently diagnosed with the virus, he is feeling well and so far has no symptoms. Sisolak outlined the restrictions, which he is calling a pause, all underscored with strict social distancing and mask guidelines. He stressed that he was not going to be initiating a shut down but strict rules on everything from restaurants to public gatherings. Governor Sisolak said that hospitals are experiencing staff shortages while beds are filling at an alarming rate. 13 of 17 counties are currently flagged for elevated risk of transmission and Nevada has passed 2000 deaths.

 

 

Help with Holiday Stress

The holidays can be stressful and on top of that we're dealing with a pandemic - which could cause even more tension, especially as we plan family gatherings.

 

 

Save A Pet!

Dixie is a wonderful dog looking for her forever home. You can see Dixie at Never Forgotten Animal Society!

 

 

News 25 Spoke with Districe Attorney Chris Arabia about the Trial of Cole Engelson

One of the most followed cases in Pahrump for the past few years has been the murder of 3 year old Yessenia Camp. Cole Engleson was arrested for the murder of his former girlfriends daughter on July 15, 2017 and was recently tried and found guilty. Engleson will be sentensed on February 1st and could receive a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. News 25 spoke with District Attorney Chris Arabia about the trial. We want to warn you. Some of the details that DA Arabia tells us about are graphic in nature.

 

 

Fatal Accident on US95

Nevada Highway Patrol responded to an accident on Monday, November 16th that resulted in one patient being transported by Mercy Air.

 

 

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

It's always a good idea to do what you can to stay healthy during cold and flu season - especially in the midst of a pandemic. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Donald Ford says adopting a healthy lifestyle is a natural way to boost your immune system.

 

 

Albertsons and Quality Signs Provide Thanksgiving Meals

As Thanksgiving approaches, many businesses in the community are coming together to make sure that Pahrump familes have all they need for the days dinner. Albertson's Grocery Store and Quality Signs have joined forces to do their part. News 25 spoke with Tesh from Albertson's and Darbie from Quality signs about their businesses efforts to make sure no one goes hungry.

 

 

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

It's always a good idea to do what you can to stay healthy during cold and flu season - especially in the midst of a pandemic. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Donald Ford says adopting a healthy lifestyle is a natural way to boost your immune system.

 

 

Save A Pet

There is an orange and white kitty at Desert Haven Animal Society that would love to make you his forever home! John Kohler introduces us to Chubby!

 

 

 

Board of County Commissioners Public Works Report

On November 10th at the Board of County Commissioners meeting held in Tonopah, Director of Public Works, Tim Dahl gave an update on various projects around the county. Here is what he had to say.

 

 

Joy to the Vets! The Pre-Show

On November 14th The Pahrump Valley Museum and Historical Society held a fundraiser for Veterans and the Museum. The event featured live music, a car show and raffles and served as a warm up event for an even bigger fundraiser coming up in December. Bryan Scott spoke to News 25 about the most recent event. Mark December 5th on your calendar for the big event that Gary has coming up! This big day includes an AC DC tribute band and a U2 Tribute band along with a car show and huge red carpet evening. Keep watcing News 25 for more details.

 

 

Pahrump Holiday Task Force is Getting Ready for Thanksgiving!

Pahrump Holiday Task Force is getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday and they are looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner....but like so many other things this year, it will look a bit different. Linda Wright stopped by the KPVM studios to tell us about what is planned.

 

 

Do Fish OIl Suppliments Really Help Your Heart?

A new international clinical trial finds prescription-strength fish oil may not help your heart. Doctor Steven Nissen is a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic and led the research team.

 

 

Do Fish OIl Suppliments Really Help Your Heart?

A new international clinical trial finds prescription-strength fish oil may not help your heart. Doctor Steven Nissen is a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic and led the research team.

 

 

Board of County Commissioners Approve Bond Refinance

At the September 15th Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board voted to move forward on investigating the refinance of the bonds that were associated with building the Nye County Correctional Center.

 

 

Covid-19 Vaccines

The race continues to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. Several vaccines are in various stages of research and some are starting to break away from the pack.

 

 

Save A Pet

KPVM goes to Desert Haven Animal Society to introduce you to a furry friend looking for a forever home!

 

 

Paramilitary Exercises Take Place In Pahrump

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club has been working with the Bureau of Land Management, Nye County to support local Air Force operations and training in Pahrump. If you've noticed more aircraft activity in the sky over our community, this is why.

 

 

Tips for Getting Ready for the Holidays

Walk into any store and the message is clear: the countdown to the holidays has already started. This week’s Angie’s List Report offers tips to help you get prepared ahead of the holiday hustle.

 

 

Producers Choice Honors Awards

Producers Choice Honors Awards at the Pahrump Nugget on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Hosted by Executive Director Al Bowman. Special Car show by Danny Koker. Tribute Show featuring the Mitch Perry Group.

 

 

Education News Reports on Learning Pods

As more schools try to reopen with hybrid learning, an interesting component of the pandemic is still prevalent in many places and growing in popularity. Learning pods are once again becoming the solution to help families supplement the part-time in-person learning happening at public schools nationwide. GetSchoolHouse.com is an emerging company helping families find teachers and set up their very own one-room school house. Kim Martinez reports.

 

 

Pahrump Valley Rotary Builds Ramps for those in Need

One of the great things that the Pahrump Rotary Club does for the community is build ramps for those that have difficulty returning to their home after an accident, injury or change in physical ability. News 25 spoke to club member Bill Austin about why the club chooses to help in this way and how happy it makes the home owner!

 

 

Students Home for Thanksgiving? Keeping Everyone Safe

As college students prepare for Thanksgiving break, extra precautions should be taken to protect loved ones at home. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Joseph Khabbaza says students attending classes in person may fall into a higher risk category of being carriers of Covid-19.

 

 

Dr. Q of Star Nursery Talks About Spider Mites

Spider Mites. Their name is enough to give you the shivers, and with good reason. Gardeners know that Spider Mites can kill your trees and shrubs. Dr. Q from Star Nursery tells us how they do it and what to use to get rid of the pests. Remember, if you have questions about the plants in your yard, you can get help from the pros at Star Nursery. Visit them at Starnursery.com.

 

 

Save A Pet

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Sadie at Desert Haven Animal Society.

 

 

Car Leaves the Scene of Motorcycle Crash. Authorities Asking for Help

An afternoon ride on her motorcycle to meet her mom for lunch, turned into a very scary accident for Kelly Sater of Pahrump. Now authorities are asking for your help in finding the person that left the scene of this near head on collision. Authoriteis can use your help identifying the vehicle and driver. If you have any information you can contact the Sheriff's office, Kelli at The Bearded Lady Saloon or KPVM. You may remain anonymous.

 

 

How to Have a Safe Thanksgiving Celebration with the Seniors You Care About

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many families are trying to figure out how to celebrate safely in the midst of the pandemic - and keep older relatives physically, but not socially distant. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Kenneth Koncilja says it's a tough call as to whether elderly loved ones should stay home this year.

 

 

Save A Pet

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to another wonderful pet looking for their forever home. You can find Happy Tail at Desert Haven Animal Society!

 

 

Great Computer Deals Tutorial

Solid state hard drives are not only faster, 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.

 

 

News 25 Spoke with a Female Vietnam Vet

At yesterday's Veteran's Day Celebration at the VFW, News 25 had the honor of meeting Janet Porn. Janet is a veteran of the Viet Nam war. At the event yesterday, Janet was presented with a quilt from the Shadow Mountain Quilters to thank her for her service. We talked to Janet about her time in the service and what being a veteran means to her. It is fun to note that Janet's last name, Porn, is coincidentally an acronym for her career as a Peri Operative Registered Nurse.

 

 

Save A Pet!

Darbie O'Donnell is at Desert Haven Animal Society to introduce us to Thor!

 

Medical Minute

Medical Minute with Nathan Bell

 

 

Veterans Day Ceremony at the VFW

Today, the eleventh month, the eleventh day at the eleventh hour. Pahrump VFW commemorated Veteran's Day. The celebration took place at the VFW and News 25 was there to capture the sights of this day to honor and remember. We spoke to Marty Aguiar of VFW about today.

 

 

Art of Medicare

On October 20th we spoke with Brian Paradis of Art of Medicare about the importance of having someone on your side when it time to choose your medical plan

 

 

Vehicle versus Wild Horse

A collision last night left a vehicle with extreme damage and a wild horse deceased.

 

 

Apollo The Missing Dog

Your family pet is missing. Worried doesn't begin to describe how you are feeling. You are probalby driving through your neighborhood looking, calling your pets name....but what if your lost pet can't hear your calls? This was the nightmare for the Lewey family when their two dogs went missing.

 

 

What Should You Have on Hand In Case of Illness?

Whether it's COVID-19, the flu, or the common cold, when illness hits there are certain items you want to have on hand, so you don't have to run to th store. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Donald Ford says it's always a good idea to have a working thermometer.

 

 

Honor Flight Southern Nevada Tells Us More About What They Do

If you know a Veteran of World War Two, The Korean War or the Viet Nam War, Then you'll want to know about Honor Flight. Honor Flight Southern Nevada recently teamed up with Girl Scout Abigail Panariso to help honor Veterans at Inspirations Senior Living Center. Belinda Morse told us more about Honor Flight and how you can get involved.

 

 

A Local Girl Scout Honors Veterans

Abigail Panariso is a 14 year old Girl Scout in Pahrump that wanted to find a way to show appreciation to our Veterans this year for Veterans Day. Abigail decided to form a caravan! News 25 met up with her at Inspirations Senior Living Home to find out more about what she has planned and what motivated her.

 

 

Honor Flight Southern Nevada Tells Us More About What They Do

If you know a Veteran of World War Two, The Korean War or the Viet Nam War, Then you'll want to know about Honor Flight. Honor Flight Southern Nevada recently teamed up with Girl Scout Abigail Panariso to help honor Veterans at Inspirations Senior Living Center. Belinda Morse told us more about Honor Flight and how you can get involved.

 

 

Is Social Media Harmful to Your Health?

There's no doubt that social media plays a big part in many of our lives. And while it helps us to connect with family and friends, experts say it can also be damaging to our mental health.

 

 

Social Media Harmful to Your Health?

There's no doubt that social media plays a big part in many of our lives. And while it helps us to connect with family and friends, experts say it can also be damaging to our mental health.

 

 

Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving

As with most events, we should expect Thanksgiving to look different this year due to Covid-19. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Joseph Khabbaza says gatherings should be kept small and reminds us that family settings have the potential for loved ones to unknowingly spread coronavirus.

 

 

Dr. Q from Star Nursery Shars Gardening Tip

Bermuda Grass. It can take over your yard and garden. We asked the expert, Dr. Q of Star Nursery just how to get rid of it once and for all. For answeres to all of your gardening questions, you can visit Star Nursery, find them on line at starnursery.com.

 

 

Save A Pet

Its time for Save A Pet. Darbie O'Donnell takes us once again to the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society.

 

 

How is the Vote Counting Going?

We spoke to Sandra Merino, County Clerk and she gave us the full story on vote counting in Nye County. Here is the answer to your vote counting questions.

 

 

Save A Pet

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to a sweet feline at Desert Haven Animal Hospital!

 

 

Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy affects the central nervous system and causes seizures. And while people with epilepsy are nor more at risk from Covid-19 than the rest of us, doctors say they still need to be careful, wear a mask and practice social distancing.

 

 

Education News

As more schools try to reopen with hybrid learning, an interesting component of the pandemic is still prevalent in many places and growing in popularity. Learning pods are once again becoming the solution to help families supplement the part-time in-person learning happening at public schools nationwide. GetSchoolHouse.com is an emerging company helping families find teachers and set up their very own one-room school house. Kim Martinez reports.

 

 

Great Computer Deals

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Veterans Day Celebrations

Veterans Day is on November 11th. Dr. Tom Waters stopped by the News 25 studios to talk about events commemorating that day.

 

 

Car Fire

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue was called to the scene of a car fire last night at the Tractor Supply Store on 372.

 

 

Accident

An accident at Kellogg Road and Jane Avenue diverted traffic this morning.

 

 

P3 Medical

P3 Medical recently had a flu shot clinic for seniors.

 

 

Cleveland Clinic Health Report

Cold and Flu season will be confusing this year with COVID-19 and Influenza circulating simultaneously. If you're unlucky enough to get one, or both viruses, Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Susan Rehm (Reem) says many people can care for themselves at home. We don't yet have a vaccine to fight COVID-19, but Dr Rehm reminds us there is a vaccine to help prevent Flu. She says in the midst of the pandemic, it's more important than ever to get a flu shot.

 

 

Save A Pet

Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to some furry brothers looking for their forever home.

 

 

Voting in Nye County

Nye County residents came out in full force to vote on this election day. News 25 stopped by the Bob Ruud Community Center to see how things were going.

 

 

Recall Sisolak

You've probably seen the Recall Sisolak tent set up around town. Today we caught up with Cathy Girard and her petition gathering team to find out what the state wide effort of Recall Sisolak is all about.

 

 

Nye County Arrest Report

An arrest warrant for a man in Pahrump leads to an additional offense.

 

 

Medical Minute

Medical Minute from Spring Mountain Medical

 

 

Accident on Basin

Two vehicles susained major damage Sunday morning after colliding on the highway.

 

 

Court Report

Four defendants involved in an alleged child sexual assault case were seen in District Court this morning before Judge Lane.

 

 

Cleveland Clinic

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON OUR MENTAL HEALTH. DOCTORS ARE SEEING MORE CASES OF LOW-GRADE DEPRESSION, WHICH COULD MAGNIFY AS WE ADJUST TO THE CLOCKS ‘FALLING BACK’ FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. IF YOUR DEPRESSION DOESN’T SEEM TO BE GETTING BETTER ON ITS OWN, SHE RECOMMENDS SEEKING A SPECIALIST SO THEY CAN OFFER MORE ASSISTANCE.

 

 

Drug Take Back

DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day bought in nearly a million pounds of unwanted prescription medications since it's inception in 2010. On Oct. 24, the public turned in 985,392 pounds - almost 493 tons of medication to DEA and their massive amounts of community partners

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Save A Pet: Norris

Today Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Norris!

 

 

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