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Today's Top Stories Archives for 2021-07

Pahrump Residents Continue Cleanup From Storms

Some Pahrump residents face a long road to recovery in the wake of the storms that tore through the valley Sunday and Monday. The center of town seemed to take the brunt of Sunday night's wind storm. Roy Mankins' family home has stood strong for more than half a century.



Christopher Hulderson Sentenced For Escape, Battery

A man who was charged with a series of crimes in a Pahrump neighborhood earlier this year is back in court to learn his fate. Christopher Hulderson will spend at least a few more months behind bars, after pleading guilty to a reduced set of charges.



Health: Traveling With Kids Who Are Unvaccinated

If you're going on vacation with your kids, doctors say it's important to make sure you're keeping safety in mind. Especially since children under the age of 12 can't get vaccinated yet.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If you're in the market for a new computer, you may be considering a tablet. In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne runs through the pros and cons of buying a tablet.



Driver Suspected of DUI in Pahrump Crash

No injuries are reported, but a driver was being investigated for possible DUI after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 372 and Barney Street in Pahrump.



Nye County Public Works Department Kept Busy With Storm Cleanup

The torrential rain that flooded much of the Pahrump Valley Monday left a tremendous amount of dirt, rocks, mud and debris on area roadways. Now, it's the job of the Nye County Department of Public Works to clean up that mess. Director Tim Dahl says their primary concern is ensuring access to homes and businesses.



Nevada Implements New Mask Mandate, Effective Friday

Most counties in Nevada are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of new COVID cases being reported. So the masks are coming back. A new mandate goes into effect Friday, for most Nevadans, requiring face masks in indoor public spaces.



NyECC to Bring Employers, Employees Together

Nye Communities Coalition is preparing to bring together employers and prospective employees. Rachel Leddy, the resource room assistant at NyECC, says it's a great opportunity to land a new job or start a new career. Once again, the NyE Communities Coalition job fair is August 13 and 14, from 9am to noon each day. NyECC is located on East Wilson Road in Pahrump.



Health: Staying Safe at Fairs and Festivals

If you're planning to head to a fair or festival this summer, doctors say there are a couple of safety tips you may want to keep in mind.



Pahrump Cleaning Up, Making Repairs in Wake of Storms

Crews have been working non-stop to clean up the mess left behind from two storms that passed through the Pahrump Valley. Fire Chief Scott Lewis says it will likely take some time to clear the debris and make repairs.



Judge Says Danny Hicks Should Have Received Harsher Sentence

Danny Hicks will spend a bit more time behind bars for his part in a case involving lewdness and child pornography. He was sentenced Monday in Fifth Judicial District Court in Pahrump. A lack of evidence led to a significant reduction in charges. Judge Robert Lane says Hicks should be spending a lot more time in prison.



Make-A-Wish Helps Pahrump Boy's Dream Come True

Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is making a dream come true for a little Pahrump boy. Six-year-old Jairis has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. But thanks to the efforts of Make-A-Wish and a lot of volunteers, his wish for a backyard park is now a reality.



Health: Tips For Mindful Eating At The Office

If you're heading back to the office after working from home, you may want to think about introducing some healthier habits -- like mindful eating. A psychologist for Cleveland Clinic explains what that is and why it can help.



Mix It Up Academy Offers Introduction to Brazilian Jujutsu

If you've ever wanted to learn Brazilian Jujutsu, here's your chance. Mix It Up Academy is holding some entry-level classes in Pahrump. Robert Wilson says the introductory classes this week provide a great opportunity for learning more about this engaging sport. For more information about the Brazilian Jujutsu classes, you can visit Mix It Up Academy on Facebook, at Mix It Up Academy LLC.



Education News: Summer Band Camp Classroom Hero

The pandemic silenced many student band rooms across the country. But one New Orleans band director is helping students make up for lost time. Monica Pierre reports.



Health: Keeping Food Out Of The Bacteria Danger Zone

Enjoying a meal at a summer cookout is fun. But spending the evening in the bathroom isn't. Food that isn't kept at a safe temperature can grow bacteria and make us sick. Cleveland Clinic dietitian Julia Zumpano says some summertime staples are more susceptible to bacteria growth than others



Save A Pet - Doug

If you're thinking about adopting a furry feline, you'll want stop by one of our local shelters. Desert Haven Animal Society has dozens of cats awaiting their new forever home. And for today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Doug.



Health: How to Safely Use Pool Chemicals

Pool chemicals are in high demand this summer. And it's important people know how to safely use them. If mixed the wrong way, you could get hurt.



Nye County to Host Strategic Plan Workshop in Beatty

The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno is assisting the government of Nye County in the development of a new organizational strategic plan. We have Assistant Research Professor Frederick Steinmann to explain what the workshop consists of and where we go from here. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 30 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Beatty Community Center: 100 A South Avenue Beatty, NV 89003. It will be a two hour event and food and refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in attending please RSVP with Frederich Steinmann by Monday June 28th by 5:00pm, by email ( or by phone at 775-784-1655.



Save A Pet - Oreo

For today's Save A Pet, we're back inside the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we find Darbie O'Donnell, who introduces us to Oreo.



Organizers Preparing for Pahrump's Purple Heart Day Ceremony

Pahrump's annual ceremony to recognize all Purple Heart recipients is just two weeks away. Doctor Tom Waters says the event is the perfect way to honor the men and women who've been wounded or killed while serving in the US military.



Bounty Hunter Saloon Expects To Make Repairs, Reopen Soon

The owner of Bounty Hunter Saloon in Pahrump is hoping to reopen again soon -- after a car crashed through the building Wednesday, causing significant damage. Daryl Keppner says it was an accident and, luckily, no one was hurt. Keppner says he expects repairs to be made and the bar to reopen within the next few days.



Health: What to Consider Before Attending a Wedding

Many couples who had to put their wedding plans on hold last year are finally getting the chance to say 'I do.' It's an exciting time. But some of their guests may still be nervous about COVID.



Save A Pet - Abby

If you're looking for a feline companion, we hope you'll check out one of our local animal shelters. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Abby.



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.



@HBO & KPVM TV Present: Small Town News

“Doing news is like an addiction.”


#SmallTownNewsHBO, an @HBO original documentary series about an independent news network in the heart of Nevada’s desert, is streaming this August on @HBOMax.


Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump, a six-part, half-hour documentary series, pulls back the curtain on life at a privately-owned TV station in the small desert town of Pahrump, Nevada, revealing a colorful cast of characters in front of and behind the cameras. Executive produced by Emmy®-winning filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (HBO’s “Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes,” “Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking”), along with Nikki Calabrese and Nelson Walters, Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump provides an entertaining glimpse into a scrappy, hardworking local news broadcaster looking to expand into a bigger market during challenging times. With warmth and humor, the series celebrates the can-do spirit, community pride and political diversity among the station’s charismatic and often humorous employees.


The documentary series premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, August 2nd on HBO and HBO Max at 9pm ET.






Watch the full-length trailer on Youtube --

DMV Offers Discount Program for Veterans

Local veterans may be missing out on a substantial discount, available through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Doctor Tom Waters explains what you need to know to get it.



Donate School Supplies, Win a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Students, teachers and staff are gearing up for the new school year. The community has been reaching into their pockets to ensure kids have what they need to succeed. And now, Doug Campbell, of Balloons Over Pahrump, has another incentive -- giving donors a chance to fly high.



Clark County Implements New Mask Requirement

Effective at midnight, certain employees in Clark County will once again be required to wear a face mask in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.



Education News: Online Summer Camp Provides New Option For Kids

Most summers, lots of kids spend their time at camp. But the pandemic has changed that for many. There are options however. One is an online camp that brings kids the fun of activities and socialization without having to even leave home. Kim Martinez reports.



Health: Save Hot Dogs For Special Occasions

July 21st is National Hot Dog Day. If you enjoy this summertime staple, moderation is key. However delicious hot dogs might be, it's important to remember they're processed meats, which aren't healthy if eaten regularly.



NCSO Patrol Vehicle Collides with Tractor Trailer in Amargosa Valley

A Nye County Sheriff's Office deputy is flown to UMC Trauma Center in Las Vegas, after his patrol vehicle collides with a tractor trailer rig in Amargosa Valley. First responders from Pahrump, Amargosa Valley and Beatty assisted at the scene.



One Person Killed in Pahrump Crash

One person is killed and another seriously hurt in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday morning on Charleston Park Avenue.



Bill Newyear, Linda DeMeo Say 'Love Letters' Well Received

The show's over. But the two stars of the play 'Love Letters' say their two-night run at Sanders Family Winery was a big success. Bill Newyear and Linda DeMeo took a minute to speak with News 25 after the show. Proceeds from the show benefit the Pahrump Valley Lions Club and its student scholarship fund.



Health: Healthy Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

July is National Anti-Boredom Month. And there are probably a lot of parents out there looking for ways to keep their kids entertained as summer stretches on. We spoke with a pediatrician from Cleveland Clinic Children's who had some helpful advice.



Ask Angi: Gardening For The Whole Family

If you started a quarantine garden, you're not alone. Many people began growing flowers, vegetables and herbs in the past year. Now that summer's here and the kids are out of school, this is a great way to get them involved. In today's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson offers some gardening tasks for every age group.



Education News: Move This World

Teaching students to understand their own emotions and those of others is all part of the social and emotional work being done by a program known as Move This World. It's helping students' well-being and teaching them to be empathetic to others. It's an addition to curriculum that one school says is making a huge difference for their students. Kim Martinez reports.



Attorney for Danny Hicks Granted Continuance to Review Case Files

Danny Hicks was also in court for a sentencing hearing. But his new attorney -- Emily Strand -- asked the judge for a continuance, so that she could have more time to review the case files. Hicks, who was originally facing a list of charges, is also pursuing a plea deal with the state that would most likely result in reduced charges against him.



One Arrest After Hostage, Barricade Situation in Pahrump

One man takes another man hostage Sunday night in Pahrump, then barricades them inside a home on Bruce Street. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly says deputies and the SWAT team worked together to safely end the situation.



The Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, Stops by Hypno Comics

The actor best-known as The Incredible Hulk made a stop in Pahrump this past weekend. Lou Ferrigno met with fans and signed autographs at Hypno Comics and Games. And lucky for everyone, no one made him angry.



Health: Safety Tips for Summer Camp

Many summer camps are in full swing, after having to abruptly close last year due to the pandemic. And while it's exciting new for campers, some parents may still be nervous about their safety.



Badwater 135 World Championship Race Returns to Death Valley

Nearly one hundred elite runners from around the world are preparing for one of the toughest marathons anywhere. The Badwater 135 World Championship starts Monday, right in our own backyard -- in Death Valley National Park.



Nye Commissioners Support Grant Application For Bell Vista Avenue Construction Project

Nye County Commissioners are throwing their support behind an effort to secure millions of dollars in grant money for a major road project. They're signing a letter of support for a grant application that would provide the county millions of dollars to rebuild Bell Vista Avenue. Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to sign off on the grant support letter. Commissioner Donna Cox was not in attendance at the meeting.



Health: Man Attacked by Bull Undergoes Rare, Life-Saving Intestinal Transplant

Accidents happen. And in the blink of an eye life can change forever. Meet a father of two who survived a life-threatening bull attack that destroyed his intestines. Erica Foreman has more on the rare intestinal transplant giving him a second chance at life. After a scheduled revision surgery, Caleb is now back to work full time as a sheriff's investigator. He will take medicine to prevent organ rejection for the rest of his life, and will also have to take care of his new intestines with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Cleveland Clinic is one of only a handful of hospitals in the U.S. that perform intestine transplants.



Spring Mountain Motor Resort Hosts Job Fair

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump continues to grow. As you might imagine, that requires a larger staff. So today, the resort hosted a job fair to fill some open positions. Human Resources Manager Tim Wigchers says Spring Mountain offers a variety of opportunities.



Save A Pet - Tabitha

If you're looking to add a furry new friend to your family, we hope you'll consider checking out some of the pets available for adoption from our local shelters. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Tabitha.



Health: Air Quality Alert Impact on Asthma and Allergies

We've all heard an 'air quality alert' mentioned during a weather forecast. But what does it mean, and how might it impact your health? Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Sumita Khatri says even people who are generally healthy may want to avoid being outdoors when air quality is poor, but certain groups should take extra care.



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: Declutter Your Home and Destress Your Mind

Who doesn't love a clean, organized space? It turns out decluttering your home may declutter your mind as well. Cleveland Clinic psychologist Dawn Potter says some people find cleaning a good way to manage stress.



Las Vegas Woman Continues Search For Missing Husband

A Las Vegas woman wants to know what happened to her husband, who disappeared more than four months ago. John Schultz drove for Lyft and Uber, and was last seen driving his 2015 Toyota Prius March 8, near Blue Diamond Road and South Fort Apache Road. For Barbara Schultz, the worst part is just not knowing.



CARES Act Contract Breaches Lead to Policy Changes

Dozens of Nye County businesses have applied for funding through the county's CARES Act working capital program. Most have turned in the required documentation. But it turns out 30 percent of those businesses have incomplete agreements -- effectively putting them in breach of their contract. To combat this problem, Nye County Grant Administrator Samantha Kramer appeared before county commissioners, seeking approval to update the Nye County CARES Act Policy. Commissioners voted to approve the proposed changes to the Nye County CARES Act Policy. Commissioner Leo Blundo -- a small business owner who has applied for CARES Act funding -- chose to abstain from the vote.



Lions Club Preparing for Fundraising Play 'Love Letters'

The Pahrump Valley Lions Club is preparing for a night of theater at Sanders Family Winery. Bill Newyear and Linda DeMeo will be performing the play 'Love Letters' -- a fundraiser for the Lions Club scholarship fund. Tickets for the show are 25 dollars. You can get them by calling Sanders Family Winery, at 775-727-1776. The shows are Friday and Saturday at 8pm. The proceeds help fund the Lions Club student scholarship program.



Ask Angi: Vacation Preparation

If you're heading off for a much-needed vacation, there are a few things you'll want to do to make sure you won't face any surprises when you get back. In today's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson discusses vacation preparation for your home and lawn to keep them both in mint condition while you're away.



Save A Pet - The Fabulous Five

Today, we have a special Save A Pet. Five small dogs were left in the care of a neighbor when their owner died. Now, they're at Pets Are Worth Saving, in Pahrump, and just about ready for adoption. Tresa Wosk introduces us to each of these adorable pups -- or as we like to refer to them -- the Fabulous Five.



NCSO Seeks Aaron Plein for Attempted Murder

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in tracking down Aaron Plein, who's wanted for attempted murder. The sheriff's office says Plein drove his vehicle into a man on a motorcycle.



Sorting Fact From Fiction When Considering COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

As parents consider whether to vaccinate their children, they face a lot of misinformation about the COVID vaccine. Doctor Christina Johns is a nationally-recognized pediatrician. She says it's imperative parents are able to make an informed decision. And she has some tips for how to know what's a myth -- and what's fact.



Health: Summer Colds Common as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

If you're feeling a little under the weather this summer, you're not alone. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Neha Vyas says there are a handful of viruses going around since coronavirus restrictions have eased.



Save A Pet - Lexie

It's Monday. Time to meet another shelter pet in need of their new, loving forever home. Darbie O'Donnell joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Lexie.



COVID-19: WHO Warns of Returning to 'Normal' Too Quickly

The World Health Organization continues to voice concern about the worldwide spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Doctors warn there could be consequences for acting as if the crisis is over.



Pay Raise on the Way for Nye Commissioners, Elected Officers

A year ago, Nye County Commissioners decided the county didn't have enough money to grant pay raises to elected county officers -- or themselves. Today, the county's financial situation has improved. So commissioners have voted to rescind last year's action, which effectively allows an automatic increase in compensation to kick in next year.



Pahrump Church Ready to Kick Off 'Neighborhood Bible Time'

Many of us are familiar with Vacation Bible School. But now, one Pahrump church is putting a new spin on the popular summertime activity. Choice Hills Baptist Church Youth Pastor Gil Edmundson says Neighborhood Bible Time is just around the corner. Again, for more information about Neighborhood Bible Time, you can visit Choice Hills Baptist Church online, at



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: What You Need to Know About the Delta Variant

The Delta variant -- which is considered highly contagious -- has become the dominant strain of COVID-19 here in the United States. According to the CDC, it now accounts for 51 percent of cases reported.



Save A Pet - Moby

There are dozens of shelter pets available for adoption in our area. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to a dog with stunning blue eyes who goes by the name Moby.



Health: Nutritional Properties of Chocolate and Your Health

If you love chocolate, we have some good news for you. While it's not considered a 'health food' per se, chocolate with a high cocoa content has been shown to have nutritional properties that may benefit your health.



NDOT Seeks Public Comment on Roadside Memorials, Highway Names

We've all seen roadside memorials, marking the spot where someone lost their life in a motor vehicle crash. The Nevada Department of Transportation wants to establish formal policies for the installation of such memorials. And they're seeking public input to help guide their decisions.



Pahrump Holiday Task Force Calls Weekend Celebration a Big Success

The Pahrump Holiday Task Force says its first annual Independence Day celebration was a big success. The community event included a parade, food, games and prizes. Linda Wright says they're already looking forward to next year.



Red Cross Makes Urgent Appeal For Blood Donors

The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage. Donors of all blood types -- especially type O -- are urged to make an appointment to give now to help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products over the Fourth of July holiday and beyond. Some hospitals are even being forced to slow the pace of elective surgeries until the blood supply stabilizes, delaying crucial patient care. The Red Cross is working to get the word out through special public service announcements. As a thank you, anyone who donates through July 6 will receive a Red Cross embroidered hat by mail, while supplies last. And, donors who come to give July 7 through the 31 will receive a ten-dollar Amazon gift card, plus a chance to win gas for a year.



VA Announces New Benefits Available Under the G.I. Bill

In June 1944 the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 -- commonly known as the G.I. Bill -- was signed into law. The G.I. Bill has undergone a number of changes over the years. But the goal remains the same -- to provide military veterans additional unemployment benefits, job training and housing assistance. Executive Director of the VA Education Service Charmain Bogue explains what the latest changes mean for veterans. You can find more information about the benefits available through the G.I. Bill by visiting the VA's website.



Save A Pet - Blaze

It's time to meet another pet available for adoption from one of our local shelters. For today's Save A Pet, we're back at Desert Haven Animal Society, where Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to a cat named Blaze.



ATF: Illegal Transportation of Fireworks Traced to Pahrump

A California man charged with transporting explosives without a license made his initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. And authorities with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allege he purchased most of those explosives at Area 51 Fireworks in Pahrump.



Pahrump: Motorcyclist Injured in Weekend Crash

A motorcyclist was transported to Desert View Hospital Friday evening, after a collision at the intersection of David Street and Wilson Road in Pahrump.



Pahrump Valley Fire Responds to Numerous Calls for Brush Fires

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue responded to a number of brush fires over the weekend -- many of which are suspected to have been caused by the illegal use of fireworks.  Fire Chief Scott Lewis says most of the activity started around the time of the Fireworks Spectacular at Petrack Park.



Pahrump: Smoking Materials May Have Ignited House Fire

A weekend fire at a home on Starlight Drive in Pahrump may have been ignited by improperly discarded smoking materials. Fire Chief Scott Lewis reminds everyone that any type of spark or ember can easily ignite dry materials.



High School Student Engineers Get Hands-On in Makers Lab

More and more students are getting a jump on their life plans as early as high school. From college credits to simply exposure and experience, it's a win-win for students. This week, Kim Martinez shows us an engineering class that students are using to 'build' on a potential future in that field.



Health: How The Sun Can Benefit Some Skin Conditions

If you have eczema or psoriasis, you've probably been told that spending time out in the sun can be good for your skin. And while that is true, a Cleveland Clinic dermatologist says it's also important to make sure you're not overdoing it.



NCSO Arrests Jason Heberling

Deputies in Amargosa responded to a possible home invasion and make an arrest.



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: Understanding the Risk of Myocarditis for Children Getting Vaccinated

Multiple cases of myocarditis -- which is inflammation of the heart muscle -- have been reported in young people who received the COVID-19 vaccine. The news has left some parents worried, but a pediatric cardiologist for Cleveland Clinic Children's says that kind of side effect is pretty rare.



Pahrump: Sections of Basin, Wilson Roads Will Get Upgrade

The first phase of planned improvements is already underway on Basin and Wilson Roads in Pahrump. And if all goes as planned, motorists will enjoy a smoother, safer ride by this time next year. Nye County Assistant Public Works Director Tom Bolling met us this morning along Wilson Road, where he gave us an overview of the two projects. Bolling also told News 25 the county wants to improve the intersection of Basin and Blagg. But he says, while they have some ideas as to what they might do there, they haven't started any engineering or planning for those improvements.



Worker Seriously Burned in Chemical Explosion at NectarTek

A chemical explosion at Pahrump hemp processing company NectarTek Friday morning sends one man to a Las Vegas trauma center with severe burns over much of his body. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says the incident remains under investigation.



Set-Up Underway for Pahrump Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Crews are getting ready for the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Petrack Park in Pahrump. Zambelli Fireworks is once again producing the show. That means for the next couple of days, John and Eddie O'Brien will be very busy. The show begins Sunday night at nine. The event is free and open to the public. We'll even bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the Fireworks Spectacular Sunday night on our Local Pahrump Facebook page.



Save A Pet - Mickey

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



Pahrump Holiday Task Force Prepares for Fourth of July Family Celebration

If you're looking for some family-friendly fun this holiday weekend, how about a parade? And some free food too. Pahrump Holiday Task Force is organizing its first annual Fourth of July Family Celebration. And everyone's invited. If you'd like to be a part of the parade, there's still time. To register, email Linda at, or give her a call, at 775-419-7857. The cost is $25.



Shoppers Flocking to Pahrump Fireworks Stores

The rush is on to buy up fireworks for the big Fourth of July weekend. And for many, that means a trip to Pahrump. Area 51 Fireworks is one option for shoppers. For more information, you can visit Area 51 Fireworks online, at You'll also find them on Facebook and Instagram.



Pahrump's Desert Cane Distillery Offers Unique Taste Experience

A Pahrump distillery offers a unique taste experience. Desert Cane Distillery specializes in flavored rum. And News 25 got a behind-the-scenes look at how it's all done. Desert Cane Distillery is located in Wheeler Springs Plaza, on Highway 160 in Pahrump. You can find them online at



Musician Derik Jordan Pulling Up Roots, Moving to Oklahoma

Long-time Pahrump musician Derik Jordan is preparing for his final performance in the valley. Jordan is packing up and moving to Oklahoma. We caught up with him last night after a performance at Vince Neil's Tatuado Wild Side Tavern, where he talked about his time here and his plans for the future. Derik's final performance will be tomorrow night, July 2, at Sullivan's Pub, from 8 to midnight.