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Public Ideas Sought For Pahrump's Gateway Project

On November 10, you'll have a chance to have a say in what the future of Pahrump looks like. The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission wants to get ideas for how to proceed with the town's Gateway Project -- that's the area along State Route 160 between the south end of town and Spring Mountain Motor Resort. Commissioner Gina Meredith says if you want to be heard, this is your chance. The public workshop for Pahrump's Gateway Project is Wednesday, November 10, from 5 to 6 pm, at the Nye County Commissioners Chambers on Walt Williams Drive. That's right before the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission's regular meeting.

 

 

'Five Before First' Program Proves What A Difference A Mindset Can Make

A special school serving a one hundred percent minority population in Memphis is a shining example of what a difference a mindset can make. Regardless of the challenges the children face outside of the school doors, they are all acknowledged and cherished several times before their first period even starts. Kim Martinez tells us more about the program, called Five Before First.

 

 

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.

 

 

Burned Car, Body Discovered At Cathedral Canyon

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue, the Nevada State Fire Marshal's Office and the Nye County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday night in Cathedral Canyon. The body was discovered in the same location that 27 year old murder victim Roy Jaggers was found in August.

 

 

Ten Vehicles, More Up For Bids in Estate Auctions 411 Weekend Auctions

Estate Auctions 411 is getting ready for another big auction this week. For more, let's check in with Ron Gipson. To see a full catalog of the items up for auction Saturday, you can head to Estate Auctions 411's website, EstateAuctions411.com.

 

 

Variance Will Allow D.R. Horton To Build New Homes In Pahrump

A developer had big plans for a proposed Pahrump subdivision 15 years ago. But only the roads and the block walls surrounding it were ever built. Now, homebuilder D.R. Horton wants to get the ball rolling again. And a decision by the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission clears the way for that to happen. Brad Francis has more.

 

 

Pahrump Students, Seniors Celebrate Halloween At Inspirations

Earlier today Inspirations Senior Living held a halloween event with JG Johnson Elementary School where students came by the senior care facility to trick or treat with residents. Ryan Muccio also took a few moments to chat with KPVM to tell us more about this and another upcoming event.

 

 

NDOW Expediting Cave Creek Dam Rehabilitation Project

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is expediting the Cave Creek Dam rehabilitation project at Cave Lake State Park with a safer and more cost-efficient solution. Brad Francis has more.

 

 

Nye DA Chris Arabia Responds to Public Reprimand

Recently we had an opportunity to speak with District Attorney Chris Arabia. The district attorney was asked about a public reprimand that was issued by a three member panel of the Nevada Supreme Court.

 

 

Nye County Student News with Louis Sposato

It's been a long time since we've brought you student news from the Nye County School District. But, after a long recess, it's back. Today, we're at Pahrump Valley High School, where Louis Sposato catches us up on what's happening this week.

 

 

Sundance Ranch Celebrates Halloween, Western Style

Halloween is Sunday. And the folks at Sundance Ranch in Pahrump got a jump-start on the spooky holiday, with a Halloween Fest this past weekend. Jeanne Hamerly and Sandra Pentz organized the event. They say they wanted to create a fun, family-friendly experience. And if you're looking for something less spooky, Sundance Ranch is open year-round, offering a unique Western experience. If you'd like to learn more about Sundance Ranch, you can visit them online, at SundanceRanchNV.com.

 

 

Women Encouraged To Apply For Soroptimist 'Live Your Dream Award' Scholarship

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Part of that mission includes the opportunity to win scholarship money through the organization's 'Live Your Dream Award.' The Pahrump Valley Soroptimist Club's Elaine Cassell says the scholarship is somewhat unique. You can learn more about Soroptimists of Pahrump Valley on Facebook, where you'll also find a link to the 'Live Your Dream Award' application. The deadline for applications is November 15. You can also call Elaine directly, at 775-340-4334.

 

 

Health: Halloween Tricks For Safe Treating

From candy chutes to pulleys, people have come up with some pretty creative ways to keep kids safe from COVID-19 on Halloween. Doctor Gina Robinson with Cleveland Clinic Children's says you'll want to think about social distancing for trick-or-treaters to avoid any 'scary' porch pile-ups.

 

 

Pahrump: Suspicious Package Leads to Evacuation of Ian Deutch Government Complex

A suspicious package left at the Nye County District Attorney's Office triggered an evacuation -- and a call to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Bomb Squad. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly spoke to News 25 this afternoon outside the Ian Deutch Government Complex, to explain what led to the scare. The bomb squad ultimately determined the package did not pose a threat and the building and the roads around it were reopened.

 

 

FAA Reminder: Shining a Laser at an Aircraft is a Serious Safety Threat

Shining a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety threat. Yet, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, it's happening more and more these days. So far this year, the FAA has received nearly 7,200 laser strike reports -- already exceeding the number of reports for all of last year. And the FAA hopes a campaign to better educate the public about the dangers of lasers will help curb the number of incidents. Here's a video, produced by the FAA, that addresses the problem. The FAA says it will continue to raise awareness of the dangers of pointing lasers at aircraft, and encourages the public to report laser strikes to the FAA and local law enforcement agencies. You can find more information on the agency's website -- FAA.gov.

 

 

Health: First Human Vaccine Trial To Prevent Triple Negative Breast Cancer Begins

For the first time, a vaccine designed to prevent triple negative breast cancer is being studied in humans. About 15 percent of breast cancers are triple negative -- the most aggressive form. Cleveland Clinic doctors have now vaccinated the first study participants in this phase one clinical trial.

 

 

Save A Pet - Stanley

There are dozens of dogs and cats available for adoption from our local shelters. For today's Save A Pet, we head out to Never Forgotten Animal Society in Pahrump, where Crystal Mollison introduces us to Stanley.

 

 

AA Reminder: Shining a Laser at an Aircraft is a Serious Safety Threat

Shining a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety threat. Yet, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, it's happening more and more these days. So far this year, the FAA has received nearly 7,200 laser strike reports -- already exceeding the number of reports for all of last year. And the FAA hopes a campaign to better educate the public about the dangers of lasers will help curb the number of incidents. Here's a video, produced by the FAA, that addresses the problem. The FAA says it will continue to raise awareness of the dangers of pointing lasers at aircraft, and encourages the public to report laser strikes to the FAA and local law enforcement agencies. You can find more information on the agency's website -- FAA.gov.

 

 

Lots Of Fun On Tap At Annual PDOP Pumpkin Days Fundraiser

Hundreds of people made their way to Ian Deutch Memorial Park in Pahrump this past weekend. And they were there to have fun, at the Pahrump Disability Outreach Program's annual Pumpkin Days. PDOP's David Boruchowitz says everyone seems to have been excited about this year's event. If you'd like to learn more about Pahrump Disability Outreach Program, you can visit their website -- PDOP.info.

 

 

 

Save A Pet - Jade

It's Monday. And that means time to once again meet a pet available for adoption from one of our local shelters. For today's Save A Pet, we head back out to Desert Haven Animal Society, where Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman introduces us to a beautiful black dog named Jade.

 

 

Assemblyman Gregory Hafen II Opposes Proposed UI Rate Increase

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation wants to increase the rate businesses pay into the state's unemployment insurance fund. Right now, it's one-point-six-five percent. And, at a hearing Friday, DETR made its case for increasing that rate to two percent. State Assemblyman Gregory Hafen II is opposed to any increase. He says it's not necessary, and instead, would prefer to crack down on unemployment fraud.

 

 

Pahrump Event Will Help People Trace Their Family History

Who do you think you're related to? There's always a certain level of excitement and mystery when trying to figure out our heritage and the Pahrump Nevada Genealogical Society wants to help you connect the dots at their next event being held at the Pahrump Valley Museum on November 6th.

 

 

Pahrump Rotarians Collecting Coats, Blankets For Community

Pahrump Valley Rotary Club is doing something to help keep people warm this winter. Now through November 11, they're collecting coats and blankets, which members will redistribute to those needing a little help in our community. The effort is being led by Rotarian Sheree Stringer.

 

 

Medical Minute from Spring Mountain Medical

A number of treatable conditions can affect our mental wellness. In today's Medical Minute from Spring Mountain Medical, nurse practitioner Troy Perkins explains how the right professional care can help.

 

 

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.

 

 

Save A Pet - Chief

For today's Save A Pet, we're back in the yard at Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we catch up with Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman, who's hanging out with Chief.

 

 

PDOP Pumpkin Days Takes Over Ian Deutch Memorial Park This Weekend

If you're looking for some spooky, yet family-friendly fun this weekend, you're in luck. Pahrump Disability Outreach Program, better known as PDOP, is setting up for its annual Pumpkin Days event. We caught up with PDOP's David Boruchowitz at Ian Deutch Memorial Park. Boruchowitz says they've also renovated the haunted house, creating new rooms and new frights, which includes some new animated features. Again, PDOP Pumpkin Days kicks off Friday at 3:00 pm, at Ian Deutch Memorial Park in Pahrump.

 

 

Judge Responds To Comments Made By Nye DA Chris Arabia

Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to sit down and talk with Judge Kent Jasperson. Judge Jasperson wanted a chance to respond to an interview that we aired here on KPVM with District Attorney Chris Arabia. The DA was providing an update on the murder of Roy Jaggers, and speaking about the preliminary hearing in Pahrump Justice Court involving the three defendants -- Heather Pate, Kevin Dent and Brad Mehn. In that interview, Arabia made a comment stating “..it was unusual, it did concern me...” in regards to Judge Jasperson's decision to end the hearing after only a portion of evidence was presented and send the case on to district court. But Judge Jasperson says it's not a unique situation.

 

 

Car Crashes Into CVS Pharmacy in Pahrump

A car strikes a column outside the CVS Pharmacy in Pahrump Thursday morning.  The driver reports no injuries, though their vehicle sustained heavy damage.

 

 

New Service to Assist Individuals Dealing With Substance Abuse

For our viewers that have ever attempted to seek assistance for a loved one dealing with substance abuse issues, you may know it is very difficult task to say the least. But luckily, there is a new service to assist others in seeking treatment. For more, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

It's Thursday. Time to meet our KPVM Athlete of the Week. And here to make the introduction is the man with his finger on the pulse of the sports world, Doug Ferber.

 

 

Case Against Jose Bautista Moving Closer To Trial Date

The state's case against Jose Bautista has been going on for over five years, and it looks like there might be some resolution to ongoing court proceedings in the coming months. For more on this story, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Assemblyman Gregory Hafen II Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Gregory Hafen the second represents the 36th district in the Nevada Assembly -- an area that includes Pahrump. And Hafen says there's a lot more he'd like to do. Tuesday night, he kicked off his re-election campaign at Artesian Cellars in Pahrump. News 25 spoke with him about what he's done... and what he'd like to accomplish if re-elected.

 

 

Artesian Cellars Offers Drink Special to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And a drink special at Artesian Cellars aims to help to find a cure, through a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Joelle Bolton and Jennifer Chumbley provide the details. If you'd like to enjoy your own strawberry frozé, you can get it through the end of the month at Artesian Cellars, located at 1731 South Highway 160 in Pahrump.

 

 

Strut Your Costume Event to Benefit Never Forgotten Animal Society

If you like to dress up your dog or cat for Halloween, it could pay off. Never Forgotten Animal Society is giving folks a place to show off their pets -- and their costumes -- and win some great prizes. Maxine Brown stopped by KPVM to tell us about this weekend's Strut Your Costume event, taking place at the Pahrump Elks Lodge. For tickets to Sunday's Strut Your Costume event at the Pahrump Elks Lodge, you can call Maxine, at 775-513-1205. At last check, tickets are almost sold out. So you'll want to act fast.

 

 

Health: New Data Highlights Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccine

New data from Cleveland Clinic shows how effective the COVID-19 vaccine is in reducing hospitalizations. In August, researchers discovered 90 percent of those who were admitted were not vaccinated.

 

 

Save A Pet - Roscoe

For today's Save A Pet, we visit Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we find Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman, who's hanging out in the yard with Roscoe.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

From Pahrump Valley High School to the MLB Championships, Doug Ferber has your Tuesday Sports Report.

 

 

Eric Daly Pleads Guilty, Ordered to Drug Treatment Program

Here's an update on the court case involving Eric Daly. Back in April of this year, Daly was accused of running into a Nye County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle while a deputy tried to take Daly into custody. For more on this case, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Pahrump's MLK Foundation Fashion Show Raises Money For Student Scholarships

High school seniors planning to go to college might want to take advantage of a scholarship program available locally. Pahrump's Martin Luther King Foundation uses money raised through local fundraisers to help fund student scholarships. And one of those is the MLK Fashion Show, which took place last weekend at the Bob Ruud Community Center in Pahrump. If you need more information about the MLK Scholarship, you can contact Doré Foskey. Her number is 775-513-1552.

 

 

Southern Nevada Girl Scouts Now Eligible For STEAM Patch

The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is teaming up with a Las Vegas company to create a new patch and interactive program. And it's helping to introduce scouts to a career in a STEAM field. Brad Francis explains.

 

 

Nye DA Chris Arabia Holds Question & Answer Session With Local Veterans

Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia meets with local veterans Monday evening at the Bob Ruud Community Center in Pahrump. He talked about what he's done as DA, and answered questions from those in attendance. Arabia is available to speak to local groups and organizations. For more information, you can contact him directly, at 775-277-1285. And if he doesn't answer, he invites you to send a text message -- and he'll get back to you.

 

 

Purple Tulip Quilts & More Opens in Pahrump

Great news for residents of Pahrump, there is a new option for individuals that have an interest in knitting, crocheting, and sewing. For more on this ribbon cutting ceremony, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Verona Worthington Sentenced For Selling Drugs to Students

Verona Worthington had a recent appearance in Judge Wanker's courtroom to face sentencing in regards to a 2019 arrest where she was accused of selling methamphetamines to students at Pahrump Valley High School. For more on this, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Health: Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Story Of Hope

A young woman is sharing her story of survival after being diagnosed with breast cancer three times in the last eight years. As Brittany Rall reports, the journey has been full of ups an downs. But she always finds a way to persevere. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and second most common cause of cancer-related mortality here in the United States. It can be treatable if detected early, which is why doctors say self-exams and mammograms are so important.

 

 

Save A Pet - Chloe

For today's Save A Pet, we're back at Never Forgotten Animal Society in Pahrump. That's where we meet up with Pat Leming, who tells us about Chloe.

 

 

The Bronx Wanderers Take Up Residency at Westgate Las Vegas

In a nutshell, The Bronx Wanderers is a family band from the Bronx belting out rock 'n' roll. And after stints at several Las Vegas venues, the band has taken up residency at Westgate Las Vegas. Mike Young stopped by to check out the show. For more information about The Bronx Wanderers and their show at Westgate Las Vegas, including a link for tickets, just head to their website -- thebronxwanderers.com.

 

 

Nye DA Explains Murder Defendant Jeff Caraballo's Plea Deal

This past week, we've been bringing you updates on a multitude of cases working their way through the Nye County judicial system. District Attorney Chris Arabia took some time to talk with us here at News 25, and here's the DA's update on the case involving Jeff Caraballo. For more on this story, here's Matthew.

 

 

Tutoring Centers Helping Pandemic Students

With the new school year well underway, many parents are finding the last year spent in virtual learning was not good for their students.

 

 

Pahrump: Water Main Break Repaired, Water Service Restored

Great Basin Water Company worked into the night Thursday to restore water service to customers near the intersection of Highway 160 and 372 in Pahrump, after a water main ruptured early Thursday morning.

 

 

Save A Pet - Kami

For today's Save A Pet, we head back out to Never Forgotten Animal Society in Pahrump. That's where we find Pat Leming, who's excited to introduce us to Kami.

 

 

Ask Angi: Setting Up The Perfect In-Home Theater

Everyone is spending more time at home these days. And that likely means more time watching TV and movies at home. If you're ready for an upgrade to your in-home theater, you're in luck. In today's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson talks with us about setting up the perfect viewing experience for your home.

 

 

Nye County DA Provides Update on Case Involving Nicholas Von Alst

Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia was in our studio earlier to discuss a few cases going through the Nye County judicial system. One of the cases we talked about is that of Nicholas Von Alst. For more on this, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Humboldt-Toiyabe Fire Restrictions Lifted, Safety Still Important

Thanks to cooler temperatures and some recent moisture, there's less of a fire danger throughout the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. So fire restrictions in the forest have been lifted. But as Brad Francis explains, it's still important to follow some general safety guidelines.

 

 

Health: Finding The Perfect Present For Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day is Saturday. And if you haven't gotten your significant other anything yet -- don't stress. There are plenty of ways to show you care without actually buying a present.

 

 

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.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

It's sports time. And time to meet this week's KPVM Athlete Of The Week. With that, and more sports news, here's Doug Ferber.

 

 

School That Kept In-Person Learning Reacts to Generous Gift

Talk about a group of teachers who started a new school year knowing they're appreciated and valued. You may remember a group of educators who garnered national attention for keeping their doors open during the height of the pandemic -- and in doing so received a nice cash gift from an anonymous donor. Now, they're back for another year and say, looking back, they have no regrets, saying they stand by their decision to stay in-person when everyone else went virtual. Kim Martinez reports.

 

 

Estates 411 Auction Home in Pahrump Is Up For Sale

Estates 411 is auctioning off items inside the home. And the home itself is up for sale too. Local real estate agent Kim Washington tells us more about this fantastic property.

 

 

Health: Task Force Updates Guidance on Aspirin Use For Heart Disease

The US Preventive Services Task Force is changing its recommendations when it comes to aspirin use to prevent heart disease and stroke. The panel now says people over the age of 60 -- who don't already have a history of heart disease -- should not take the medication.

 

 

Wanted Fugitive Terrance Chess Caught In Pahrump

Thanks to tips from the public, a wanted man is now in police custody, after fleeing from Pahrump Justice Court bailiffs Monday. Brad Francis explains how he was caught.

 

 

Save A Pet - Taco

It's time again to meet a great pet available for adoption in our area. For today's Save A Pet, we visit Never Forgotten Animal Society in Pahrump. That's where we catch up with Pat Leming, who introduces us to Taco.

 

 

Estates 411 Previews Pahrump Auction

Ski Censke talks with Estates 411 auctioneer Nolan Gipson, who gives us a preview of their latest auction, including details of what's up for bid.

 

 

Nye County District Attorney Prepares for Retrial of Jaysan Gal

Earlier we had an opportunity to have an in depth conversation with Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia. Our chat covered a multitude of court cases working their way through the Nye County judicial system, including the retrial of Jaysan Gal. Here's Matthew Davis with more on this story.

 

 

Supply Chain Disruptions Affecting School Lunchrooms

Throughout the pandemic, school nutrition professionals at districts across the country have been working hard to provide meals to students. While there have been many challenges in the last year-and-a-half, the latest supply chain disruption to food and labor is causing even bigger problems in the lunchroom.

 

 

2nd Annual Faith & Blue Community Event Held in Pahrump

The Nye County Sheriff's Office wants to build a stronger relationship between law enforcement and the community. And it's teaming up with local churches to do it. Don Boulden is the sheriff's office chaplain, who also heads up the Faith and Blue Initiative. News 25 spoke with him at this past weekend's second annual Faith and Blue community event at Petrack Park. For more information about the Faith and Blue Initiative, you can contact Don Boulden at the Nye County Sheriff's Office, at 775-764-0982.

 

 

Youth 4 Truth To Hold Carnival at New Hope Fellowship

There's another family-friendly event this week in Pahrump. The youth fellowship group Youth 4 Truth is staging a FREE carnival at New Hope Fellowship, in Pahrump. New Hope Fellowship's Cathy Swan tells us more. The Youth 4 Truth Carnival will offer food, games and prizes. It's this Thursday, October 14, from 6 to 8 pm, at New Hope Fellowship, located at 781 West Street, Pahrump.

 

 

Health: Enjoying Fall Events Safely

For many people, fall means hayrides, pumpkin patches and Halloween festivities. But are they safe to attend this year? Cleveland Clinic's Doctor Joseph Khabbaza says, these days, it's important to assess your risk level before going anywhere.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

Here now with your check of what's happening in our local sports world, here's Doug Ferber.

 

 

DA Shares Developments in Murder Case of Roy Jaggers

As some of our viewers may be aware, there is a particularly distributing crime that is working its way through the Nye County courts. We're talking about the murder case of Roy Jaggers and during our chat with DA Chris Arabia, he had some important developments to share, this is what he had to say. We should warn you, the details of this case may be difficult for some of our viewers to hear.

 

 

Marketplace Healthcare Open Enrollment Begins November 1

If you're in the market for a new healthcare plan, the open enrollment period is just a few weeks away. Battle Born Financial Advisor's Brent Leavitt says there are lot of options this year. And a lot of healthcare providers are working to recruit more doctors into their care network. For more information or help selecting the right health care plan, you can contact Battle Born Financial Advisor directly at 775-764-2252. In Pahrump, they're located at 2360 East Commercial Drive. Consultations are free.

 

 

Health: Weight Loss Surgery Improves Long-Term Quality of Life, Study Shows

Studies have shown weight loss or bariatric surgery can effectively help people lose weight and control Type 2 diabetes, compared to medical therapy alone. Now, a Cleveland Clinic study suggests people who've had bariatric surgery also report better physical health and quality of life five years later.

 

 

Save A Pet - Trixie

If you're thinking about adopting a new feline friend, you should visit one of our local shelters -- where dozens of cats and dogs are awaiting their new forever homes. For today's Save A Pet, we're back inside the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society, where we find Darbie O'Donnell, and Trixie.

 

 

NHP Details Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Las Vegas

Two Nevada Highway Patrol troopers are on administrative leave, as a result of their involvement in a deadly officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas. Now, NHP is releasing video of the shooting. And a warning -- you may find some of the images disturbing. Brad Francis has more.

 

 

Nye Commissioners Approve Permit for Pahrump Music Festival

Great news for residents of Pahrump. Board members approved the application for the 2nd Annual Pahrump Music festival by VinoJazz. There's so many exciting things in the works for this event, that is scheduled for April of next year, for more on this, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Governor Says Nevada's COVID-19 Situation is Improving

The State of Nevada, as a whole, is making progress in fighting COVID-19. But there's still room for improvement. Governor Steve Sisolak says while the state is on the right trajectory, we still need to get more people vaccinated. And for now, the mask mandate will remain in place.

 

 

WHO Backs Widespread Use of New Malaria Vaccine

The World Health Organization says the development of a malaria vaccine will change the course of public health history. It's taken more than 30 years to create the RTS,S malaria vaccine. And public health officials say, now, it needs to be put into widespread use. Because the RTS,S malaria vaccine is also the first vaccine for any parasitic disease, doctor say it could help lead to vaccines to treat other diseases as well.

 

 

Save A Pet - Dickey

Before we wrap things up for another week, we want to introduce you to one more pet in need of a loving home. For today's Save A Pet, we're back inside the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society, where Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman introduces us to Dickey.

 

 

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.

 

 

Nye County DA Prepares For Case Against Accused DUI Driver

The man accused of causing a deadly crash on US95 that killed three members of an Idaho family earlier this year will be back in court October 19. Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia says he's confident his office can prove that Tyler Kennedy was under the influence at the time of the crash. During a two-day preliminary hearing in August, the judge decided there was enough evidence against Kennedy. Kennedy will appear before Judge Robert Lane in Tonopah District Court on October 19, when he's expected to be arraigned on the charges.

 

 

Health: COVID-19 Survivor Encourages Others to Get Vaccinated

As the Delta variant continues to spread across the US, a COVID-19 survivor is trying to raise awareness about the importance of the vaccine. As Brittany Rall reports, he opted not to get the shot, thinking he'd be okay. But that choice almost cost him his life.

 

 

Centered Care Chiropractic Now Open in Pahrump

There's a new option for chiropractic care in Pahrump. Centered Care Chiropractic is now open at 1601 East Basin Avenue, Suite 304. Doctor Katarina Sepulveda says her office can diagnosis and treat nearly any type of problem requiring chiropractic care.

 

 

Save A Pet - Ruby

It's time to meet another pet awaiting their new forever home. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman is hanging out at Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to a cat named Ruby. She also tells us about a special adoption event happening next weekend.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

It's sports time. And time to meet the KPVM Athlete Of The Week. With that introduction and more sports news, here's Doug Ferber.

 

 

Some Making Permanent Switch to Online Learning

The pandemic has been a great reason for many families to find different ways for their children to learn. Faced with the uncertainty of classroom options, many turned to online. And once exposed, many say they're not going back to the traditional brick-and-mortar. Kim Martinez reports.

 

 

The Sphinx Brings Upscale Spa Services to Pahrump

If you're looking to treat yourself to a spa day, you now have a new option. The Sphinx is open inside the Calvada Boulevard Professional Building. Proprietor Nicole Nelson says she sees a need in Pahrump -- and believes she can fill it. You can find more information online, by going to thesphinx.skincaretherapy.net. They're located at 1840 East Calvada Boulevard.

 

 

Nye Commissioners Create Redistricting Advisory Committee

At the September 21st county commissioners meeting, the board discussed the upcoming redistricting of Nye County, including how the creation of an advisory committee will help guide any changes. Matthew Davis has more.

 

 

Nevada Outreach Program Aims to Inform Voters of Changes to Election Law

The secretary of state's office is coordinating a statewide outreach campaign to inform residents throughout the state about some of the recent changes made to state election law. They want to encourage citizen participation in online and in person meetings related to this latest campaign. For more on this story, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Health: Sorting Out Symptoms -- Fall Allergies or COVID-19?

Stuffy nose. Post nasal drip. Sneezing and wheezing. Ah, the joys of fall allergy season -- or is it? According to Cleveland Clinic allergist Doctor Sandra Hong, fall allergy symptoms can be easily confused with those of COVID-19. So, how do we tell them apart?

 

 

Nye Commissioners Approve Plans for Pahrump Subdivision

There is progress on a new proposed subdivision near Simkins Park on the North end of town. Property developer Ken Murphy went before the board at the September 21st Board of County Commissioners meeting to present his revised residential plan.

 

 

Nye Grant Administrator Resigns, Citing Issues With Some Commissioners

A staff member with the finance department of Nye County government has resigned at the most recent Board of County Commissioners meeting. Allegations of political interference and personal agendas were some of the reasons for her resignation. For more on this story, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Hundreds Receive Free Care During RAM Event in Pahrump

Hundreds of people were able to get needed medical, dental and vision care during the Remote Area Medical free clinic this weekend in Pahrump. If you'd like to learn more about Remote Area Medical, including volunteer opportunities, you can visit their website, at ramusa.org. And if you'd like to make a donation to the RAM free clinic here in Pahrump, you can contact NyE Communities Coalition, at 775-727-9970.

 

 

Save A Pet - Moby

It's time once again to meet a great pet available for adoption from one of our local shelters. For today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman joins us from Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Moby.

 

 

Sports Report with Doug Ferber

The Raiders' perfect season came to an end last night, while the Pahrump Trojan football team puts one in the win column. With those stories and more sports news, here's Doug Ferber.

 

 

Health: Why Older Individuals Need The COVID-19 Booster Shot

The CDC is now recommending booster shots for certain populations who previously received the Pfizer vaccine. This includes adults who are 65 years and older. A Cleveland Clinic doctor says this age group is more vulnerable to the virus.

 

 

Health: Study Looks at Effects of Delayed Treatment of Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And according to a recent Cleveland Clinic study, breast cancer survival increases when treatment involving surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are completed within 38 weeks of the initial diagnosis.

 

 

After Lengthy Discussion, Commissioners Approve Pay Hike for County Manager

If you've ever had to ask your boss for a raise, you know it's not always the easiest conversation to have. But then again, your conversation with your supervisor was most likely not made in a public forum like it was for current county manager Tim Sutton. For more on this, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

PAWS Seeks New Homes for Growing Number of Adoptable Pets

Pets Are Worth Saving is just one of several animal welfare organizations in the Pahrump valley. PAWS President Tresa Wosk says, right now, they have a lot of pets awaiting their new forever homes.

 

 

Clark County Remembers 1 October Tragedy

Four years ago today, Las Vegas became the site of the largest mass shooting in American history. Sixty people died as a result of being shot by a lone gunman, who fired more than a-thousand bullets into a concert crowd from his room on the 32nd floor at Mandalay Bay. This morning, Clark County, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County Fire Department and Vegas Strong Resiliency Center co-hosted a 1 October Sunrise Remembrance Ceremony outside the Clark County Government Center.

 

 

Defendants in Roy Jaggers' Murder Case Bound Over to District Court

Earlier today in Judge Jasperson's courtroom, the ongoing preliminary hearing for three defendants accused of murdering Roy Jaggers has come to an end. The judge has found there is sufficient evidence for the case to proceed onto district court. For a summary of the past two days of court proceedings, here's Matthew Davis.

 

 

Local NASCAR Driver 'Drops In' To Latest Race

We teased this story last night at the start of our sports segment, but we wanted to introduce you to rookie NASCAR driver Matt Jaskol. He races for M-B-M Motorsports in their number 66 Auto Parts For Less Toyota race car. This was his sixth race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Normally a story about a rookie race car driver from Las Vegas racing at his hometown track would be pretty interesting, but as you're about to see, there was a very unique twist as to how Matt decided to make his entrance to the Alsco 300 this past weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For more on this story, here's our special correspondent, Mike Young.

 

 

Save A Pet - Dakota

For this Friday edition of Save A Pet, we're back out in the yard at Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we find Darbie O'Donnell, who's hanging out with Dakota.

 

 

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