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Today's Top Stories Archives for 2021-06

BOCC Approves Festival Licenses

While in the heat of the summer, many in Pahrump have their head in fall, Fall Festival to be specific. That is what the Board of County Commissioners were thinking about earlier this month.



Nathan Adelson Hospice to Restart In-Person Bereavement Sessions

For more than a year, Nathan Adelson Hospice has hosted on-line only, virtual bereavement group sessions. But things are about to return to normal in Nye County. Nathan Adelson Hospice chaplain and bereavement facilitator Richard Martin says people will once again be able to meet in-person to talk about their grief. If you'd like to attend a session, you can call Nathan Adelson's Bereavement Line, at 702-796-3167. You can also find helpful information on their website,



U.S. Forest Service Warns of Fire Dangers

The U.S. Forest Service says our area is historically dry right now. Fire restrictions are already in place. But just one careless mistake can lead to a catastrophic wildfire. That's why authorities have a reminder -- as you celebrate Independence Day, do so responsibly. To learn more about fire safety and restrictions now in effect go online to



NCSO Arrests Ryan Clark

A man allegedly attempting to steal from a County vehicle is arrested.



Save A Pet - Xena

For today's Save A Pet, we visit the cat house at Desert Haven Animal Society, where we meet Xena.



Preventing COVID-19 Variants

Governor Steve Sisolak has announced efforts to re-double vaccination efforts to curtail the spread of the Covid 19 Delta Variant spreads. You can also receive a Covid vaccine at many of the local pharmacies. There will also be a Back to School Fair in Pahrump on July 31st, covid vaccines as well as all childhood vaccinations will be available there. The Back to School Fair will take place in Beatty on July 23rd and in Amargosa on July 24th.



Cam Coupe Drivers Tear It Up On Pahrump Valley Speedway's Dirt Track

If you're looking for some exciting racing action, Pahrump Valley Speedway may be just the ticket. The track hosts races every other weekend. Daniel Bruner competes driving a cam coupe. And if you're not familiar with that type of race car, Bruner explains. To see a list of upcoming races at Pahrump Valley Speedway, visit their website, You can also find them on Facebook.



Health: New Therapy Brings Hope to Man Fighting Alzheimer's Disease

June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. And today, we bring you one man's story of hope. After participating in clinical trials for a new Alzheimer's drug, which recently received FDA approval, he feels he's benefited from the therapy. Erica Foreman has more. The new drug is the first shown to slow progression of Alzheimer's Disease. It should be available to patients in the the coming weeks. However, it's expected to be expensive, and, for the time being, won't be covered by insurance.



District Attorney Chris Arabia Gives an Update on the Pahrump Valley Winery Case

So, does Pahrump Valley Winery have a liquor license? Or is that still in question? The Winery and the County have been in and out of court the last few months, allowing a judge to make that decision. Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia spoke with News 25 to explain where the case stands now.



Kevin Heier Appears in Court for a Calendar Call

Kevin Heier and his attorney Thomas Gibson were in court last week with what was to be a calendar call prior to the start of his trial. Instead a new trial date was set.



NCSO Arrests Suspect in Pahrump Homicide

A follow-up now to our top story last night. Nye County Sheriff's Office Deputies found the body of an elderly man inside his Pahrump apartment Thursday. And a quick-moving investigation led detectives to suspect Jeff Caraballo, who had fled to Colorado.


Marco Torres Sentenced today for Murder

Marco Torres appeared in Judge Kimberly Wanker's court room today for sentencing for the murder of his roommate Jonathan Piper.



Nye County To Convene Grand Jury

A grand jury will soon help decide the fate of criminal suspects in Nye County. District Attorney Chris Arabia explains what a grand jury does and how it can benefit the criminal justice system.



SNAG Unit Helps Solve Crimes in Nye County

The Nye County Sheriff's Office has established a new unit to help fight street crimes. Sheriff Sharon Wehrly explains what the SNAG Unit does, and how it's helping to track down the criminals.



Pahrump VFW Post 10054 Provides Food Bank for Veterans

VFW Auxiliary Post 10054 in Pahrump is helping to feed local veterans who are hungry. Post Commander Marty Aguiar says, thanks to generous donations, they've been able to hand out thousands of dollars worth of food. The VFW food bank is open every Wednesday from 10:00am to noon. For more information contact VFW Post 10054.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

Is your computer not doing what you'd like it to do? In this week's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne explains what signs might indicate it's time to buy a new computer.



Health: Dad On Road To Recovery After Ultrasound Therapy For Prostate Cancer

June is Men's Health Month. An Ohio father is opening up about his battle with prostate cancer -- the most common cancer among men in the US, after skin cancer. As Brittany Rall tells us, he never thought it could happen to him. But thanks to a non-invasive therapy using sound energy, he's back in the driver's seat. Doctor Weight says only certain people qualify for this kind of procedure right now. So it's important to talk to your doctor about what options might be available to you.



Board of County Commissioners Looks at Selling Medical Building

The former Healthcare Partners medical building also called Pahrump Medical Center, located on East Calvada Boulevard, was an agenda topic at the June 2nd Board of County Commissioners meeting. The County owns the property which has several structures on it and are now looking into possibly selling it.



Health: Returning To The Office After Working From Home

Life before the pandemic is slowly returning. Masks are no longer required for those who are vaccinated. And many people are now heading back to the office after spending the last year working from home. While some may welcome the normalcy, others could be feeling anxious. So how do you cope with all these changes? Brittany Rall finds out. Doctor Albers says if you feel like your stress or anxiety isn't going away, you may want to talk to a medical professional who can offer some advice.



Save A Pet - Petey Junior

It's time once again to meet a great pet in need of a loving home. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Petey Junior.



NCSO Releases Dash, Body Camera Video of Pursuit in Pahrump

The Nye County Sheriff's Office has released dashcam and bodycam video of the burglary call that led to a pursuit and crash in Pahrump last week. That includes a list of possible charges the two suspects now face.



NyE Communities Coalition Offers Free Classes

NyE Communities Coalition offers a variety of free classes throughout the year. They focus on everything from suicide prevention to first aid. Community Health Worker LeeAnn Luna has a schedule of what's on tap.



District Attorney Charis Arabia Gives an Update on Fatal Crash

An almost head on collision on March 27 on Highway 95 took the life of 3 people. Michael Durmeier, Lauren Starcevich and Durmeier's 12 year old daughter Georgia were killed in the crash. They were all from Victor, Idaho and along with Lauren's two other children were on a spring break trip. Now Tyler Kennedy is facing five counts of reckless driving causing substantial death or injury and possibly DUI. District Attorney Chris Arabia spoke to News 25 about the case. There have been two GoFundMe Accounts set up for the families. One is for Michael and Georgia Durmeier's final arrangements and you can find that on GoFundMe by searching 'Bring Hope to the Durmeier's' and the other fund is set up for Lauren's daughter Emmerson and you can find that by searching 'Emerson's Emergency Fund'. Kennedy was also recently in Pahrump justice court and is also facing additional charges for voluntary sexual conduct with a prisoner.



Education News: MMA Fighter Helping High-Risk Teens

Expanding your academic reach might not be what most schools have been able to do during the pandemic. But in Florida, a championship MMA fighter with a big vision has seen this as the perfect time to grow his fight for high-risk teens -- possibly, because now, more than ever, some students need the kind of support he's offering. Kim Martinez reports.



Health: Keeping Safe While Swimming This Summer

Many public pools and beaches are finally back open. And while they can be a great way to cool off with your kids on a hot summer day, it's important to keep safety in mind.



Nye Commissioners Consider Code Changes to Protect Renters

The Board of County Commissioners recently looked into amending the Nye County Code in an effort to protect renters from discrimination because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. There was a lot of discussion on this topic among the Commissioners. In the end, the Board decided that Commissioner Blundo would work with the County Manager to draft an amended code. The comments of the commissioners would be taken into consideration when drafting the proposed change and it would be brought back before the board for further discussion.



New Focus Counseling Center of Nevada Now Open in Pahrump

A new mental health treatment facility is celebrating its grand opening in Pahrump. New Focus Counseling Center of Nevada is ready to serve valley residents with a variety of mental health services. New Focus Counseling Center of Nevada is located at 1601 East Basin Avenue. They're also on Facebook, at New Focus Counseling Center.



Save A Pet - Estrella

For today's Save A Pet, we're back at Desert Haven Animal Society, where Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Estrella.



Health: New Dad Celebrates First Father's Day After Overcoming Male Infertility

Many of us spent Sunday celebrating Father's Day. And it was especially sweet for one new dad -- who feared he'd never father a child due to male infertility. Erica Foreman has more on how he beat the odds for his baby boy. The CDC estimates about nine percent of men in the United States are infertile. Doctor Parekh adds that infertility, in general, is rising globally. He encourages couples to talk to their doctors, or seek out a specialist, if they're struggling to conceive.



Commissioners Investigating New Voting Machines

At the June 2nd Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners debated the possible removal of the Dominion voting system in Nye County. Commissioner Blundo proposed the removal and replacement of the machines and County Clerk Sam Merlino asked that several points be considered before a decision is made. The Commissioners voted 5 to 0 to have staff investigate other voting systems and the costs associated with them. The vote was not to approve the purchase of a new system at this time.



Favorite Pet Adoption Story Could Lead to Prize for Pahrump Shelters

Several local shelters participated in last weekend's free pet adoption event, made possible by Maddie's Pet Project and the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation. Lots of pets found their forever homes. And now, a vote for your favorite adoption story could win a local shelter a thousand-dollar grant. Tails of Nye County and Pets Are Worth Saving are two of the nominees. Christine Otis, of Tails of Nye County, tells us more. To vote for your favorite pet adoption story, visit Maddie's Pet Project of Nevada on Facebook. You can also find a link to their Facebook page by going to their website -- Maddie' And we've posted more information on our Local Pahrump Facebook page.



Health: Giving The Gift of Health This Father's Day

Father's Day is just around the corner. While you may have already found that perfect present for dad, doctors say don't forget to remind him about his health. Brittany Rall reports on why annual exams are so important and what screenings shouldn't be ignored. Doctor Ford says it's also important for men to know their family history. It can be extremely helpful when it comes to testing for certain diseases.



Save A Pet - Alexa

For today's Save A Pet, we meet Alexa. Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society to make the introduction.



TV Show Bar Rescue Transforms Pahrump VFW Post 10054

Pahrump VFW Post 10054 is sporting a new look these days. The post was selected to appear on the TV show 'Bar Rescue,' seen on the Paramount Network. The Bar Rescue team gave the facility a makeover, and Post Commander Marty Aguiar says they're thrilled with the results.



NDOT Worker Shot, Suspect Dead in Eureka County

A Nevada Department of Transportation worker is shot and wounded... and the alleged gunman is dead after an hours-long standoff with police in Eureka County.



Man Wanted for Sex Offense Arrested Near Tonopah

Mark Grande, a fugitive wanted for a sex offense in California, is under arrest, after leading Nye County Sheriff's Office deputies on a pursuit in Tonopah.



VFW Helping to Connect Veterans With Free Eye Care

VFW Post 10054 is also excited to announce a generous donation from Pahrump Optometrist Dr. George Leaks that will help homeless and low-income veterans get a free eye exam and glasses. VFW Veteran Service Officer Steve Chase is coordinating the free services. Again, if you're a veteran and interested in receiving the free eye exam and glasses, just reach out to Steve Chase at the VFW. His number is 775-764-7125. Please do not call Doctor Leaks' office directly.



June 12 Proclaimed 'Outdoor Nevada Day'

If you didn't get outside Saturday, you missed out on National Get Outdoors Day. To mark the occasion locally, Vegas PBS partnered with Save Red Rock and Escape Adventures to host a free bike ride in Blue Diamond, and also to celebrate the finale of Vegas PBS' Emmy award-winning series Outdoor Nevada.



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.



The Board of County Commissioners adjusts mask policy for County employees

When the CDC updated mask wearing guidelines in May, Nye County also updated the policy for the public but not for employees and elected officials on town and County property. At the June 15th BOCC meeting , County Manager Tim Sutton rectified that by proposing a mask policy change.



Cirque Legacy Getting Ready For Shows In Pahrump

The circus is back in Pahrump this weekend. Cirque Legacy will perform more than a dozen shows under the big top, at Petrack Park, starting Friday night. Daniel Perez tells News 25 the animal-free show offers fun and excitement for the whole family. You can purchase tickets for Cirque Legacy by going to their website -- Tickets are also available at the door.



Health: Things To Consider Before Eating Cicadas

This summer, in some parts of the country, cicadas will reappear after 17 years underground. There's plenty of 'buzz' about inviting these creepy crawlers to dinner -- as the main course. And it turns out, cicadas are edible. But if you decide to try them, Cleveland Clinic dietician Beth Czerwony says be mindful about where you harvest them.



Pride Event Comes to Pahrump

June is LGBTQ Pride Month. And The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada, based in Las Vegas, wanted people in Pahrump to join in the celebration. This past weekend, the group held a Pride event at the Pahrump Nugget. Jim McCoy is the Development Manager at The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada.



NyECC Stresses Vigilance to Prevent Accidental Drownings

With this week's soaring temperatures, plenty of people will be seeking relief in the water. But whether in the backyard pool or a local lake, Nye Communities Coalition Community Project Coordinator Carla Begin says it's important to stay vigilant to prevent an accidental drowning.


Amargosa Opera House Ready to Stage a Comeback

Like many other businesses and organizations, the Amargosa Opera House, in Death Valley Junction, is struggling due to the pandemic. The opera house, hotel and café closed more than a year ago. And while the hotel is open again, managers aren't sure when the opera house and café will reopen for business. Hotel Manager Brooke Gray says the last year has been tough. The Amargosa Opera House operates as a non-profit corporation. If you'd like to donate, or get more information -- including their reopening status -- you can go to their website --



Pahrump Pursuit Ends With Arrest

A man was taken into custody after initially failing to stop for Nye County Sheriff's Office deputies during a traffic stop Tuesday in Pahrump.



Health: Sunscreen Tips and Tricks for Kids

If you have little kids, you know how difficult it can be to slather them up with sunscreen to protect their delicate skin from the sun. According to Cleveland Clinic dermatologist Doctor Melissa Piliang, one childhood sunburn can increase risk for melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer.



Court Report with Missey Kohley

It's time to check in on some notable cases moving through the courts in Nye County. With your Court Report, here's Missey Kohler.



Board of County Commissioners vote to accept COVID-19 Grants

When it came to the consent agenda items on the last Board of County Commissioners meeting the commissioners didn't just give them a stamp of approval. There were questions regarding what it meant to accept grant money related to COVID vaccines.



Arrest Made After Crash in Pahrump

One person was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a crash Monday afternoon at the intersection of Blagg Road and Irene Street in Pahrump.



Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Pahrump

A pedestrian was struck an injured Sunday night in a crash on Pahrump Valley Boulevard near Idaho Street. The victim was flown to a Las Vegas trauma center for treatment of their injuries.



Smoke Fills Dollar General Store in Pahrump

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue says a faulty heating and cooling unit is to blame for a call to the Dollar General store on Dahlia Street Sunday afternoon.



Man who killed 5 Cyclists has been sentenced

On Thursday, December 10th a group of 40 cyclists set out on a 130 mile ride. It was an annual tradition that would take them from the M Resort Spa and Casino in Henderson through Searchlight to Nipton California and back. Some of the riders were on a retirement ride, celebrating one on their group. Then tragedy struck. You can see the Ghost Bike Memorial in Downtown Summerlin in front of Public School 702 in the shopping district and there are plans to move the memorial around the valley as well.



Board of County Commissioners Awards Public Defender Contracts

The five public defender contracts for Nye County were up for renewal at the most recent Board of County Commissioners meeting. Some names you may recognize retained their contracts and the Board voted to give contracts to some new names.



Angie's List: Finding Extra Space In Your Home

Whether it's your starter home or your dream home, many of us feel like we need just a little more room. This week's Angie's List Report explores ways to find extra space in your current home.



Save A Pet - Maddie's Pet Project Adoption Days

For today's Save A Pet, we're back at Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we catch up with Darbie O'Donnell, who explains how you can adopt a pet this weekend -- for free.



Social Service Fair Raises Awareness of Available Services

The Nye County Department of Health and Human Services provides a vast number of resources for local residents. To help spread the word, the department held drive-through social service fairs Thursday in Pahrump and Tonopah. Community Health Nurse Crystal Kennedy says it's important that people know about the health and wellness services available to them.



Health: FDA Approves First New Alzheimer's Drug in Nearly Two Decades

There's good news for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's. For the first time in nearly two decades, the FDA has approved a drug to slow progression of the disease. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Marwan Sabbagh took part in the drug trials.



Windswept Fire Causes Significant Damage to Pahrump Home

A Pahrump family is sorting through what's left of their home, after a windswept fire burned much of their property Wednesday night. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis explains what firefighters were faced with, as they arrived on scene, near Linda Street and Joy Lane.



Dakota Trenkle Arrested for Burglary

A man who had fled the scene of a burglary leaving his children and their mother at the location has been identified.



Yellow Power Ranger Spreads Message of Hope for Those With Autism

Hypno Comics & Games in Pahrump is working to bring some big names to town. Tracy Lynn Cruz, the yellow Power Ranger, stopped in to sign autographs and meet fans Memorial Day Weekend. She also spoke of her passion for helping those with autism.



Education News: Hero Art Teacher Helps Teens With Stress

To learn from the best is a gift to students. Today, we meet a classroom hero who's changing lives through his many talents. A Master Artist in ceramics, he's a hero not only on the campus where he works, but in his community as well. Kim Martinez reports.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

f 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.



ED NEWS Pandemic spurs creativity in student artists

In Texas, an annual statewide artistic competition went virtual this year. And for one school, it turns out, the restrictions of the pandemic may just have been the inspiration they needed to make it to the top tier of the competition. Kim Martinez reports.



Jose Bautista Appears in Court

Jose Bautista had a brief appearance in court on June 4th. His attorney explained that a deal may have been reached in his case.



Nye County Treasurer's Office Employee Arrested

An employee of the Nye County Treasurer’s Office is under arrest and facing several charges. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office says Samuel Alsup used his position to obtain property for as little as ten dollars.


Save A Pet - Oreo

It’s Wednesday. Time to meet another pet available for adoption from one of our local shelters. For today’s Save A Pet, Darbie O’Donnell introduces us to a loving cat named Oreo.



Outpouring of Support For Family of Murdered Child

There's a growing memorial for Liam Husted, the 7-year-old California boy whose body was discovered last week in Mountain Springs. His mother is under arrest and suspected of killing the boy.



Health: Should I Wear Sunscreen Under a Mask?

Some of us may decide to war a mask outdoors this summer. A mask will protect the skin it covers from the sun, but still leaves a good portion of your face exposed. So, what’s the best approach to sunscreen when wearing a mask?



Anthony Arthur arrested for Burglary

After returning from a weekend away, a Pahrump resident comes back to find their home had been burglarized.



Mark Moden arrested after fatal crash

A man is under arrest and facing several charges in connection with a deadly weekend crash on Las Vegas Boulevard.



Emergency Management Report

Chief Scott Lewis, Director of Emergency Management gave his report at the last Board of County Commissioners meeting. Lewis reported on vaccines and covid numbers as well as giving important reminders for summer heat and fire safety.



Disabled American Veterans Appreciation Picnic

The Pahrump Chapter of the Disabled America Veterans was excited about holding their annual Veterans Appreciation BBQ last weekend. News 25 was there to capture some of the fun.



Sundance Ranch of Nevada

If you like horses – and you like to ride horses – you have a new option in Pahrump. Sundance Ranch of Nevada is now open for business. News 25’s Deanna O’Donnell caught up with Sandy Pentz and Jeanne Hamerly right after they cut the ribbon, during a grand opening ceremony this past weekend. For more information, you can visit Sundance Ranch of Nevada on Facebook… or go to their website, Sundance-Ranch-N-V-dot-com. The ranch is located at 5285 South Plantatation Street, in Pahrump.



Cleveland Clinic Health Report

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine, and it affects about seven million people in the US. Most cases are mild and treated with bracing, while others require surgery that limits flexibility. Today, we meet a young ballerina whose dream to dance was threatened by a severe case of scoliosis. Erica Foreman has more on the novel surgery that has her back ‘en pointe.’ Aubrey is already a professional level ballerina and plans to pursue a career in the performing arts. Doctor Goodwin says currently only a small subset of scoliosis patients are candidates for tethering, although it’s a relatively new procedure and that may evolve.



Boy found in Mountain Springs has been identified

7 year old Liam Husted from San Jose, California. That is the confirmed identity of the boy found murdered Mountain Springs ten days ago. His mother is wanted by police, her name is Samantha Moreno Rodriquez. She was last seen driving a 2007 dark blue Dodge Caliber. Lt. Ray Spencer from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department spoke this afternoon about the case. Once again the mom’s name is Samantha Moreno Rodriquez. Police are looking for her. She was last seen driving a 2007 dark blue Dodge Caliber with a California License plate of 6WLH211. If you have any information, please contact LVMPD at (702)828-3521 or (702)828-2907, or the FBI at 1-800-225-5324.



The Pahrump Music Festival

Organizers of the Pahrump Music Festival say the inaugural event was a huge success. The three-day festival featured a number of musical acts, food, fun and a carnival. Doug Dubin says he received lots of great feedback from vendors, performers and those in attendance – and tells News 25 they have even bigger plans for next year. The Food Truck Fiesta happens Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28. Dubin says you’ll be able to find more details soon on Facebook, at Food Truck Fiesta.



Education News

For many schools, the closures of their campuses put an incredible strain on working-class families. That's why one Miami neighborhood school, serving mostly Hispanic kids, knew they needed to keep the campus open both during and after school to meet the needs of their working families. Kim Martinez shows us how they're safely succeeding in the best interest of their students.



Ashley Winn Appears in Court

Ashley Winn was in court today for an evidentiary hearing. She appeared with a new attorney and a petition to reconsider her conviction.



Accident on Highway 160

One person is flown to a Las Vegas trauma center as the result of a weekend crash on Highway 160 in Pahrump.



Woman arrested on several counts

A Pahrump woman already familiar to law enforcement is arrested on alleged drug offenses while her children were in her care.



Accident on Highway 160

There was a two vehicle crash today on Highway 160 in the area in front of Walmart.



Artesian Cellars has expanded

Local businesses are beginning to thrive once again… now that the covid restrictions have eased. One of those is Artesian Cellars, in Pahrump. Owner and winemaker Tim Burke says, in fact, they’re even expanding.



Soroptimists are Flocking for Fun!

Soroptimist International of Pahrump Valley wants to ‘flock you.’ But that’s not a bad thing. Soroptimist member Elaine Cassell explains.



Looking for a furry friend to complete your home?

If you’re looking to adopt a feline companion, we hope you’ll consider one of our local animal shelters. For today’s Save A Pet, we’re inside the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society, where Darbie O’Donnell introduces us to Panther.



Josh Osborne has a quick computer tutorial for you!

If your computer isn't running like it used to, there's a good chance it can be fixed. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne says if you've done something that's caused the problem, it's important to learn from your mistake.



Did you get a new puppy during the pandemic?

Many of us purchased a ‘pandemic puppy’ in the last year. But what if you find you’re allergic to your new furry friend? Cleveland Clinic’s Doctor Sandra Hong says people who are allergic to their pets may develop chronic allergy symptoms.



Pair Arrested After Car Chase

A pair lead law enforcement on a chase in an alleged stolen vehicle with their three children in the back seat.



BOCC issues Pumpkin Days Permit

The Pahrump Disability Outreach Program recently applied for an outdoor festival license for the Pumpkin Days Event.



How about a home remedy?

Who doesn't love a good home remedy? But not all home remedies are created equal. Some are supported by scientific research, while others are tall tales. Erica Foreman has more on what works -- according to science.


It's best to forgo home remedies if you're in severe pain, having trouble breathing, or if you're not able to eat, drink or keep fluids down. Doctor Kightlinger says you'll also want to contact your doctor if the home remedy you're using isn't working, if it's making your ailment worse or you develop new symptoms.



Save A Pet - Dakota

For today’s Save A Pet, we’re back at Desert Haven Animal Society. That’s where we find Darbie O’Donnell, who introduces us to Dakota.



VFW Retires More Than 1,000 Flags During Semi-Annual Ceremony

In addition to Sunday’s Memorial Day ceremony, Pahrump VFW Post 10054, with some help from local boy and girl scouts, retired more than a thousand US flags and banners this past weekend. If you have a flag that needs to be retired, you can drop it off at the VFW Post, located on Homestead Road in Pahrump. VFW Post 10054 retires flags twice a year – on Memorial Day Weekend and on September 11.



Smoke From Trash Truck Fire Seen For Miles

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a trash truck on fire this afternoon. Crews responded quickly and the driver declined any treatment.



Marine Corp League Holds Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official holiday in 1971. Pahrump Marine Corp League, Detachment 1199, honored all who have served and not returned at a Memorial Day service on May 31. We spoke to Danny Griggs about the day.



Large Crowd Attends VFW Memorial Day Ceremony

On Memorial Day, we honor those who’ve lost their lives while serving in the US armed forces. Dozens turned out Sunday at VFW Post 10054 in Pahrump for a special remembrance ceremony.



Disabled American Veterans Honor, Remember Fallen Service Members

The Disabled American Veterans held their Day of Remembrance on May 31. A day to honor and remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. News 25 was able to speak with DAV Chapter 15 commander Terry Janke about the day that was filled with speakers and ceremonies to honor those that have served. Terry also told us about an upcoming DAV event.



Health: Getting Back Into Shape For Summer

With summer officially just around the corner, many people are hoping to shed that extra weight gained during the pandemic. But if you haven’t worked out in a while, you may be wondering where to start.



RV and SUV Collide in Pahrump

There were no injuries in a morning accident that involved a motorhome and SUV.



Nye County Sheriff's Office Requests Budget Increase

The Sheriff's Department appeared before the Board of County Commissioners on May 3rd to present their 2021-2022 budgetary request. Sheriff Sharon Wehrly and Captain David Boruchowitz spoke about the need to fill administrative positions that have been lost in the past, state and federal mandated needs and the $400,000.00 overtime budget. Captain Boruchowitz said that the two positions would help the department with their reporting requirements to remain compliant for grants received as well as future grants and mandated needs. He also said that even if fully staffed, it isn't feasible for the law enforcement business to not have to pay overtime.



Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Presents Budget Proposal

Budgets for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 were recently presented to the Board of County Commissioners. Each department director presented their wants and needs to the board with an opportunity to answer questions from the Commissioners.



PVHS Senior Thanks Principal George Campnell

George Campnell is hanging up his principal hat. He's accepted a new position with the Nye County School District -- as Director of Secondary Education. And it appears he'll be missed. One graduating senior crashed our interview Friday night to give a shout-out to the outgoing principal.



Save A Pet - Cherry

It's time to meet another shelter animal awaiting their new forever home. For today's Save A Pet, we visit Desert Haven Animal Society, to meet Cherry. Here's Darbie O'Donnell.