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Today's Top Stories Archives for 2021-08

Clark County Republicans Rally Against U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has just finished up her Western Jobs Tour, where she traveled across northern and rural Nevada. Cortez Masto highlighted her bipartisan infrastructure bill that she says supports sustainable, good-paying jobs for Nevadans across the state, from clean energy to outdoor recreation. The Clark County Republican Party held a rally Monday morning in front of the Las Vegas federal building to protest the senator's efforts.



Health: Obesity May Increase Risk of Long-Term COVID-19 Problems

Some COVID-19 survivors can struggle with lingering medical problems for months. According to recent Cleveland Clinic research, the risk for these long-term COVID complications may be higher for those who suffer from obesity.



Kenneth Caspio Enters Plea Related to 2018 Crime

A Nye County man was back in court on Friday to enter a plea related to an incident that occurred back in October of 2018. Here’s Matthew Davis with more information on this story.



Drive-Through Taco Dinner Helps Raise Money for Local RAM Clinic

Dozens of people enjoyed a taco dinner Friday night -- all to benefit the Remote Area Medical clinic, coming to Pahrump in October. Devon Couch, a RAM committee member, talks about the fundraiser and explains what the RAM clinic means for our area.



Nye County Continues to Clean Up From July Storm Damage

Nye County continues to clean up and repair county facilities damaged by the storms that moved through the Pahrump Valley at the end of July. The damage was so severe in the area around Petrack Park, the Pahrump Community Pool had to be closed for the rest of the season. Nye County Public Information Officer Arnold Knightly explains what they're doing to get things back to normal -- and why it all takes time.



Health: Father, Daughter Undergo Same Skull Surgery, 27 Years Apart

A father and daughter now share a special connection after they were both diagnosed with the same rare birth defect -- 27 years apart. Brittany Rall spoke with the family, who was shocked to learn it wasn't genetic. Charlotte will continue to be monitored over the next couple of years to make sure that she is progressing like she should.



Save A Pet - Callie

For this Friday edition of Save A Pet, we're back inside the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we meet Callie.



Sports Report with Doug Ferber

All sporting events in the Nye County School District have been canceled this week. And once again, COVID is to blame. Doug Ferber has that story and more in today's Sports Report.



'Food Truck Fiesta' Scaled Back for Friday Event in Pahrump

The VinoJazz Foundation Food Truck Fiesta is canceled this year due to the growing number of COVID cases in our area. But VinoJazz Founder Doug Dubin says the event has morphed into something new. And it happens tomorrow in Pahrump.



Ask Angi: DIY Or Not

When it comes to home improvement projects, the question of whether to do it yourself or hire a pro is one that is often top of mind. In this week's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson will help you decide when to break out your toolbox and when to hand it over to a pro.



Health: Is Your 'Pandemic Puppy' Aggravating Your Allergies?

Many of us purchased a so-called '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.



Pahrump Offers Variety of Pet-Friendly Options

It's National Dog Day. And as we focus a little more attention on our furry friends, we take a look at the pet-friendly options available in Pahrump.



Nickolas Von Alst Back in Court For Plea Agreement

A follow up to a story we brought you earlier this year. Nickolas Von Alst was in Nye County District Court on Monday to be heard on a plea agreement. Matthew Davis has more.


Pahrump: Two-Vehicle Crash Near KFC

One person is transported to Desert View Hospital after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in front of KFC on Highway 372 in Pahrump.



Health: Back To School Immunization Checklist

Data from the CDC shows childhood immunizations declined during the pandemic, which could put children at risk for diseases that are preventable with vaccines. Doctor Adam Keating, a pediatrician with Cleveland Clinic Children's, says it's never too late to catch up on vaccinations if your child missed a dose.



Save A Pet - Mr. Bigglesworth

After a bit of a break, we're back at it. For today's Save A Pet, we meet a beautiful black and white cat awaiting his new forever home.



Save A Pet - Mr. Bigglesworth

After a bit of a break, we're back at it. For today's Save A Pet, we meet a beautiful black and white cat awaiting his new forever home.



Pahrump Man Carving Custom Designed Guitars

Today, we profile a Pahrump man who decided to take his passion of music and turn it into something quite unique with custom designed guitars. Deanna O’Donnell has this story.



Health: How To Pack Healthy Lunches This School Year

The new school year has finally arrived, and that means it's time for parents to start packing lunches again -- which can feel like a chore. So how can you make them something that's quick and easy but also nutritious?



3 Doors Down to Perform Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas

The band 3 Doors Down is on the road this summer, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album 'The Better Life.' And they'll be performing in Las Vegas Labor Day weekend.



Driver Killed in Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash in Pahrump

The Nye County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation into a fatal crash late Friday night in Pahrump. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was killed when their vehicle left the roadway and overturned near Mesquite Avenue and David Street. News 25 spoke with Fire Chief Scott Lewis at the scene.



New Work Study Program at PVHS, J.G. Johnson Elementary

There is a new work study opportunity that is being offered to students enrolled in the C-T-E class at Pahrump Valley High School. Educators and students are excited to be participating in this new program that is funded through an education grant. Matthew Davis has the story.



Education News: Summer Camp Provides Unique Opportunities For Students

When students from Grace School Systems head back to school this fall, many will do so with a few new skills under their belts. Students from nine different schools in the system have had access to not only academics, but some unique extra-curricular opportunities this summer. Kim Martinez reports.



News Across Nevada with Janet Errett

Janet Errett takes a look at some of the other stories from around the Silver State in this week's edition of News Across Nevada.



Health: Helping Student Athletes Avoid Heat Illness

Fall sports practices are in full swing despite hot summer weather. So how do we keep kids safe from heat illness when temperatures rise? Doctor Adam Keating, a pediatrician with Cleveland Clinic Children's, says hydration is key.



Ask Angi: Home Projects With The Most ROI

As a homeowner, you've probably decided to take on some renovations and remodels at one point of another. While you may not be planning to sell anytime soon, considering the resale value on the work you're doing on your home is always important. In this week's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson is here to talk return on investment.



Pahrump Barber Offering Free Haircuts For Children

Well, there’s a new Barber in town. KPVM would like to welcome Darius Knight. He is a Master Barber, and owner of H20 Barbershop, located on Gamebird Road. News 25 stopped by earlier today.



Military Leaders Say Red Flag Exercises Vitally Important

Exercise Red Flag is a two-week advanced aerial combat training exercise held several times a year by the U.S. Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base. It provides realistic air-combat training for military pilots from the U.S. and allied countries. And senior military leaders say that training is vitally important to ensure our military pilots are combat-ready.



Health: Tips For Staying Healthy As You Head Back To The Office

If you're back at the office full-time for work, you may have noticed you're not as active anymore -- especially if you sit at a desk all day. But a Cleveland Clinic doctor says it's important to keep moving, and here's why.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

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.



Mobile Communications Reaching Remote Areas Near Pahrump

A company that specializes in commercial, two-way radio communications is expanding its services in our area. Mobile Relay Associates is adding towers to extend service into hard-to-reach locations. Company president Mark Abrams says, given our extreme temperatures, reliable communications is vitally important.



Businesses That Received CARES Act Funding Must Follow Guidelines

The Federal Coronavirus aid relief and economic security act, also known as the Cares Act, was discussed at the Board of County commissioners meeting earlier this month. Nye County was allocated close to 8.5 million dollars with small businesses being eligible for up to 50 thousand dollars in relief funds. Among the responsibility of the business owners was that paperwork had to be accurate and the funds were not to be used for revenue replacement. Samantha Kramer, Nye County grants administrator said, small businesses who don't follow the guidelines, may be in trouble. Kramer said that there was nearly one million dollars or 65 percent of the grant monies not being used in compliance with the Small Business Grant Program requirements and an additional 15 percent of recipients have partially submitted paperwork, while 20 percent have completed grant obligations.



Free Medical Clinic Returns to Pahrump in October

Remote Area Medical -- more commonly referred to as RAM -- is preparing to bring its free medical services to Pahrump. This will be the sixth year for the free clinic. Local RAM committee member Ryan Muccio explains the program and what it means for our community.



BLM To Round Up Wild Horses in Nye County

Later this week, the Bureau of Land Management's Tonopah Field Office will begin an emergency wild horse gathering in Nye County. Brad Francis has more.



Education News: Catching Students Up In Time For New Year

As schools head back for a new school year, many are hopeful their students have not fallen too far behind due to the pandemic. At a school in South East Raleigh, they weren't taking any chances. As Brian Jodice explains, they used the summer break to improve the odds for their students.



Sneak Peek: Finals Episodes of 'Small Town News' Air Tonight on HBO

The final two episodes of Small Town News air tonight on HBO. The docuseries, which pulls back the curtain on what goes on behind the scenes right here at KPVM-TV, starts at 6 pm. Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect to see. If you miss tonight's shows, you can stream all six half-hour episodes of 'Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump' on HBO Max.



Las Vegas: Fatal Crash Leads to DUI Arrest

A woman is under arrest and suspected of driving under the influence after her vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Las Vegas.



Pahrump: Daniel Dalmas Sentenced For Animal Abuse

A Pahrump man who admitted to abusing two kittens last October is back in court for sentencing. Daniel Dalmas pled guilty to one count of animal abuse -- a reduction from the original two counts -- after striking a deal with prosecutors. After reading an account of what happened, Judge Kim Wanker told Dalmas there's no excuse for his actions -- then, passed sentence.



Sienna Brown Crowned New Miss Pahrump 2021

Six young ladies take the stage, with hopes of becoming the next Miss Pahrump. Today, we congratulate the winner -- 15-year-old Sienna Brown. News 25 caught up with Sienna, 1st Attendant Brenna Quinones, and 2nd Attendant Taylor Tillery right after the competition, held Saturday evening at Saddle West.



Save A Pet - Bobby

If you're thinking about adding a furry feline to your family, we hope you'll consider adoption. There are dozens of cats in our local shelters -- all of them awaiting their new forever home. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to Bobby.



Six Contestants to Vie for Miss Pahrump 2021

Saturday evening, the reign of Miss Pahrump 2019 Aliya Bolton will come to an end. Six young ladies will take to the stage inside the Saddle West Showroom. And all have hopes of becoming the new Miss Pahrump. Brad Francis introduces us to this year's contestants. Last year's pageant was canceled due to the pandemic. The 2021 Miss Pahrump Pageant starts at 6:00pm Saturday inside the Saddle West Showroom. Doors open at 5:30. General admission tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are $15. They can be purchased from any contestant or by contacting the pageant at



Ask Angi: Gutting Your Garage

Many of us use our garages for parking our cars and storing bikes and tools. But one thing this last year taught us is how to better utilize the space we have. In today's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson discusses how to go about renovating your garage to give you more useful space that better fits your lifestyle.



Power2Parent Union Stages Protest Rallies Across Nevada

week, Power-2-Parent held a statewide protest. Members rallied in three cities -- Las Vegas, Pahrump and Carson City -- advocating for parental choice in making medical decisions for their children.



Save A Pet - Ghost

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 Ghost.



Health: A Mother's Love Lives On After Uterus Transplant

About one in five-hundred women are affected by uterine factor infertility -- a condition making it impossible to have a baby. Today, we meet a woman who was told she'd never experience pregnancy -- until a uterine transplant made her a mom, soon after losing her own. Erica Foreman has more on the powerful bond between mother and daughter that lives on. Amanda is one of two women in the program who have opted to keep their donor uterus to try for a second pregnancy. There have been eight uterus transplants performed at Cleveland Clinic and four healthy babies have been delivered.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

We all want to protect our computers -- and the data on them. And that requires a bit of due diligence. In this week's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne reveals the top three enemies of your computer.


Save A Pet - Lori

Desert View Animal Society has dozens of cats and dogs available for adoption. For today's Save A Pet, we meet one of them -- a cat named Lori. Here's Darbie O'Donnell.



Job Fair Comes to Pahrump This Friday and Saturday

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. The job fair is this Friday and Saturday, August 13 and 14, from 9am to noon each day. NyECC is located on East Wilson Road in Pahrump.



Murder Victim's Mom Addresses Court, Defendant Prior to Sentencing

Kyle Bickerstaff was shot and killed in June 2020, in what authorities say was a botched robbery. Joshua Toldt pled guilty to four charges for his part in helping to hide evidence in the case. But before he was sentenced, Bickerstaff's mom addressed the court.



Health: Food Safety During a Power Outage

When the power goes out unexpectedly, you may be left with a fridge full of question marks. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Baruch Fertel says during a power outage, it's important to make sure perishable items are safe to eat.



Ask Angi: Tips For Maintaining Your Backyard Pool

During the heat of summer, one of the best ways to cool off is with a nice dip in the pool. In today's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson has some tips for keeping your backyard swimming pool safe and clean all season long.



Nye County Students Return to School

It's back to school in Nye County. Students returned to the classroom today, for the start of the new school year. News 25 stopped by J.G. Johnson Elementary and Pahrump Valley High School to see how things were going.



Health: What Parents Need to Know About the Delta Variant

As the Delta variant continues to spread, some parents may be worried about how it can impact their child. So we talked with a pediatric infectious disease specialist from Cleveland Clinic Children's to find out.



Dozens Turn Out to Honor, Remember Purple Heart Recipients

August 7th is Purple Heart Day. And Saturday evening, dozens of people gathered at Chief Tecopa Cemetery in Pahrump, to honor and remember military servicemembers who've received a Purple Heart. Just last week, Nye County Commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing August 7 as Purple Heart Day in the Town of Pahrump.



Fallen NHP Trooper Micah May Honored During Memorial Service

Nevada Highway Patrol is mourning the loss of one of their own. Trooper Micah May died two days after being struck by a vehicle on I-15 in Las Vegas. Family, friends and law enforcement remembered his service during a memorial ceremony Friday morning.



Exterior Painting 101: When It's Time To Call In A Pro

Lots of homeowners are looking at ways to freshen up their homes after spending so much time indoors this past year. And many are taking on exterior painting as a major home project. In today's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson discusses what to look for when hiring a painter and how to know when it's time to call in a pro.



Education News: Teaching Teachers How To Be The Best At What They Do

For teachers and school leaders, taking advantage of a unique summer school program in Milwaukee spells opportunity. The Center for Urban Teaching provides educators the tools they'll need to become the best of the best at what they do. Kim Martinez reports.



Health: What You Need to Know About Psoriasis

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. If you're unfamiliar, the skin disease affects more than three percent of the adult population here in the United States.



Save A Pet - Moby

It's Monday. Time to meet another great pet available for adoption from one of our local shelters. Today, Darbie O'Donnell is in the yard at Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Moby.



State of Nevada Seeks Ideas on How to Best Spend Federal Dollars Locally

The State of Nevada is receiving billions of dollars from the federal government, through the American Rescue Plan Act. More than a billion is going directly to local communities. And state leaders want our ideas as to how best to spend that money. So, they're setting out on a statewide listening tour, making 75 stops in 75 days. Governor Steve Sisolak, along with other state leaders, say this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For more information, go online to That's where you'll find a link to participate in the survey, to tell state leaders how you'd like them to spend those dollars to help you, your family and your community.



Health: COVID-19 Antibodies Detected in Breast Milk

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. Nursing moms who've been vaccinated against COVID-19 may wonder if the vaccine's protection is passed onto their newborn. According to some small studies on COVID-19 M-RNA vaccines, vaccine antibodies have been detected in breast milk. Cleveland Clinic OB-GYN Doctor Tosin Goje says that's good news.



Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial with Josh Osborne

If you're using an old computer, chances are it's not as fast as it used to be. But why is that? In today's Great Computer Deals Quick Tutorial, Josh Osborne offers some insight.



Save A Pet - Axel

It's time to meet another great pet in one of our local shelters. For today's Save A Pet, we head back out to Desert Haven Animal Society, where we meet a beautiful, big dog named Axel.



PVHS Football Dinner and Dessert Auction Raises Nearly $18,000

The annual dinner and dessert auction to benefit the Pahrump Valley High School football program is being called a huge success. The event, held this past weekend, raised about $18,000. The first game for the Pahrump Valley High School football team is Friday, August 20, at home, against Sunrise Mountain. Go Trojans!



Education News: Mental Health a Concern as Kids Go Back to School

As students head back to class after so much time learning virtually, many will still be dealing with the fears that they suffered from during the pandemic. Some deep seated and troubling, and impacting kids of all ages. This week, advice from an expert on how to calm those concerns and keep your kids safe. Kim Martinez reports.



Education News: Mental Health a Concern as Kids Go Back to School

As students head back to class after so much time learning virtually, many will still be dealing with the fears that they suffered from during the pandemic. Some deep-seated and troubling, and impacting kids of all ages. This week, advice from an expert on how to calm those concerns and keep your kids safe. Kim Martinez reports.



New HBO Documentary Series Focuses on KPVM Television, Pahrump

Tonight marks the big premiere of a new HBO documentary series that puts the spotlight on all of us right here at KPVM Television. It's called 'Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump.' The show is being produced by World of Wonder. And executive producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey say they think people will be able to relate to the colorful cast of characters.



USDA Launches Heirs' Property Relending Program

The US Department of Agriculture is ready to help heirs resolve land ownership and succession issues. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the USDA is providing 67 million dollars in competitive loans through the new Heirs' Property Relending Program. Heirs may use the loans to resolve title issues by financing the purchase or consolidation of property interests and financing costs associated with a succession plan, including costs and fees. For more information about the Heirs' Property Relending Program, you can go online to



Marines Receive Quilts of Valor During Reunion Ceremony

A group of US Marines gets together every couple of years for a reunion. And this year's event, honoring the First Battalion, 27th Marines also included a surprise presentation of quilts, handmade by Battle Born Quilts of Valor and Valor Quilters of Nevada.



NCSO Investigates Cathedral Canyon Homicide; Victim Identified, Suspects Arrested

The Nye County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people in connection with the homicide of 27-year-old Roy Jaggers, of Las Vegas. His body was discovered Sunday at Cathedral Canyon. Heather Pate, 27, of Las Vegas, Kevin Dent, 36, of Las Vegas, and Brad Mehn, 37, of Pahrump, are under arrest and being held at the Nye County Detention Center. All three face charges of murder, kidnapping, conspiracy to commit murder and battery with substantial bodily harm.



NCSO Investigates Pahrump Crash

The Nye County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Pahrump crash that sent two people to a Las Vegas trauma center. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis says crews worked quickly to help two people who were trapped inside their vehicle.




Ask Angi: Keeping Cool While Saving Energy

It's already been a really hot summer. And many homeowners are noticing the effects in both comfort level and higher monthly energy bills. In today's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson discusses ways to keep your home cool without breaking the bank.



Health: Can Walking Speed Predict Aging?

If you like to walk -- and you walk slowly -- you might want to pick up the pace. Recent research suggests people who walk slower in middle age, may age faster and have more brain dysfunction. Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Michael Roizen says physical and mental health go hand-in-hand.



Save A Pet - Lori

It's Monday. Time to meet another great pet available for adoption from one of our local shelters. Today, Darbie O'Donnell introduces us to a cat named Lori.