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Alzheimer's Foundation Free Video Conference Open to All

The Alzheimer’s Foundation is offering a free educational conference specifically for Nevada residents on April 6th. It will feature local expert speakers. Attendees will learn about topics such as healthy aging tips, research, long-term care planning, caregiver tips and strategies, and local resources. This conference should greatly benefit many local families. There are more than 49,000 people in Nevada living with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is growing exponentially ( it is expected to increase to approximately 64,000 by 2025). When you take into consideration, the family caregivers who are impacted by this disease, we are talking about more than 100,000 Nevada residents who are impacted by the disease.



Andrew Caccavale Wants To Be Next Nye County Clerk

Today, we put the spotlight on another candidate running for office in Nye County. Andrew Caccavale wants to be the next county clerk. The Republican candidate is a former NYPD police officer with a degree in criminal justice and a member of the NRA. And he says he wants to put an end to election tampering once and for all. To learn more about Caccavale's campaign for Nye County Clerk you can visit his website -- You can also reach him by phone at 702-475-0165. The other candidates for Nye County Clerk include Ian Bayne, Mark Kampf and Darryl Lackey. The primary election is June 14.



NyECC To Offer Free Classes Focused On Chronic Disease, Diabetes

NyE Communities Coalition in Pahrump offers a variety of programs focused on health and wellbeing. Next week, they're having two free classes -- one geared toward people with a chronic disease, the other to help people manage their diabetes. NyECC's Jess Rosner says the classes are a great resource and the information can be invaluable.



Health: Why You Should Not Skip Routine Checkups

Many people put off routine checkups with their doctors during the pandemic -- which is understandable. But, now that COVID cases are dropping, it's important to make sure you schedule those appointments.



Organizers Say Pahrump Chili Cook Off Was A Huge Success

Organizers say this year's ICS and Silver State Chili Cook Off was a big success. Kelli Sater says the chili --- and a beard and moustache contest -- drew large crowds to Petrack Park this past weekend. And they're already making plans for next year's event.



Save A Pet - Juneau

It's time to meet another pet available for adoption from one of our local shelters. For Today's Save A Pet, Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman is at Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to a cat named Juneau.



VEA's Capital Credits Explained

A benefit of being a member of Valley Electric Association is capital credits. Those credits are returned to members as either cash or a bill credit, depending on the situation. VEA's Bill Perna says no matter what happens -- including a member's death -- you'll never lose your capital credit benefits.



Non-Profit Wants To Build Pahrump Housing For Homeless Veterans

A non-profit organization based in Las Vegas has big plans for Pahrump. The POLE Foundation wants to help homeless veterans, by building what they're calling a home and livelihood facility on property that, right now, belongs to the Salvation Army. POLE is an acronym for Productivity, Opportunity, Livelihood and Education. Angelito Duran and Leo Fortuno presented their plans to a group of interested community members at the Salvation Army on Buol Road. The POLE Foundation hopes to have the new home and livelihood facility up and running within three years. Duran says right now, they're seeking funding to help them purchase the Salvation Army property, which encompasses about five acres. Meantime, he says they're open to looking at other possible locations in Pahrump, as long as it meets their needs.



Student News with Louis Sposato

There's a lot happening in the Nye County Schools. Louis Sposato has the details in this week's Student News.



Health: How Healthy Eating Patterns Can Benefit Children Who Are Obese

A recent study from Cleveland Clinic Children's shows the benefits of three different types of diets for children who are obese. According to the CDC, one in five children and adolescents in the United States has obesity. Doctor Michael Macknin led the study and explains the research.



Sports with Doug Ferber

An epic come-from-behind win puts the Vegas Golden Knights in playoff contention. With details on that and more, here's Doug Ferber.



Weekend Fire Damages Pahrump Home

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue is investigating two weekend fires. The first happened Saturday afternoon and damaged a home on Pahrump's south end.



Sheree Stringer Running For Third Term As Nye County Assessor

Today, we continue our profile of local candidates. Sheree Stringer has served as Nye County Assessor for nearly eight years. Now, she's throwing her hat in the ring again, hoping to serve another four years as assessor. To learn more about Stringer's campaign for Nye County Assessor you can visit her Facebook page, at Sheree Stringer.



Local Bands Compete, Win At Henderson's Battle Of The Bands

Five bands performed in front of a panel of industry judges at the City of Henderson's Battle of the Bands Saturday night. And the top three acts walked away with cash prizes and a chance to perform at the City of Henderson's highly-popular car show, Hot Rod Days.



U.S. Math Learning Loss A Major Concern

A new study shows there’s been massive learning loss in math across the U.S. due to the pandemic. The developer of a widely-used online math platform explains why this is very concerning data and talks about what she’s doing to get kids caught back up. Kim Martinez reports.



Health: Take A Screen Break For Spring Break

Whether you're planning a vacation or staycation, spring break is a great time to break your kids away from their screens and get moving -- especially with childhood obesity on the rise.



Save A Pet - Greta

For this Monday edition of Save A Pet, we head back out to Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we find Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman, who's hanging out with Greta.



Former High School Aide Sentenced For Assault On Students

A man who fled to Mexico after his arrest for sexual assault against students at Pahrump Valley High School is sentenced for his crimes. Jose Bautista will be looking at the inside of a prison cell for at least the next eight years.



Health: Nutritional Tips To Help Get Fit For Summer

If you're looking to get fit for summer, you may be wondering where to begin -- especially with so many different dieting tips out there. But Registered Dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick, with Cleveland Clinic, says eating healthy doesn't have to be complicated.



Save A Pet - Peedee

For today's Save A Pet, we head back out to Desert Haven Animal Society, where Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman introduces us to Peedee.



Pahrump Fire Destroys Travel Trailer Being Used As Residence

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue is investigating a fire that destroyed a travel trailer on Pahrump's south end. Someone was living in that trailer, but everyone got out safely. Pahrump Valley Fire Chief Scott Lewis describes the scene.



Nye County Treasurer Trust Auction Starts April 25

If you're interested in buying land in Nye County, get ready. The county is preparing for its annual auction Treasurer Trust auction. Not only can you get a good deal on a piece of property, but the county wins too.



Save A Pet - Daisy

It's time once again to meet a local shelter pet awaiting their new forever home. For today's Save A Pet, we head to the yard at Desert Haven Animal Society, where Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman introduces us to Daisy.


Sports with Doug Ferber

It's time for your Thursday sports wrap up. Here's Doug Ferber.



Review Of 3-Year-Old Case Lands Pahrump Man In Jail

John Vanmeter, of Pahrump, is facing a half-dozen felony charges, after detectives reviewing an old case discover reason to suspect him of several offenses. Brad Francis has more.



NyECC To Offer Free Car Seat Safety Program This Weekend

It's important to have children properly restrained inside a moving vehicle. A child safety or booster seat that's improperly installed can put a child at increased risk for injury in a crash. And that's where NyE Communities Coalition comes in. This weekend, they're holding a car seat safety event, to better explain the proper use and care of child safety seats. Jess Rossner is a car seat instructor at NyeCC. If you have questions about this weekend's car seat safety event, you can call Jess Rosner at NyE Communities Coalition, or visit their website --



VEA Welcomes Members To District Meetings

Valley Electric Association is making it easier for members to voice their concerns. In addition to the annual meeting for all members, VEA is holding smaller district meetings to create a more one-on-one experience -- and save money. Valley CEO Mark Stallon explains. You can find more information, including a schedule for the district meetings, on VEA's website -- The annual full membership meeting is June 17th at the Valley Conference Center in Pahrump.



First Choice Pregnancy Center Auctions Cookies, Cakes

First Choice Pregnancy Center in Pahrump is celebrating another successful Dessert Auction. The annual event raises money for the center, so that it can continue its mission to help local families. CEO Nancy Erwin says a lot of the items up for bid this year were make by kids. For more information about the services available at First Choice Pregnancy Center, or to make a donation, just head to



Health: Young Father Raising Awareness After Colorectal Cancer Scare

An Ohio man is raising awareness about the importance of not ignoring symptoms after doctors discovered more than a hundred polyps in his colon. As Brittany Harris reports, he was lucky to have found them when he did. Otherwise, his story could've turned out much differently. Currently, screenings are recommended for individuals 45 and older. However, Doctor Liska says if you have certain medical conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, a family history of colorectal cancer or advanced polyps, you should get checked out sooner.



Sports with Doug Ferber

The season comes to an end for the UNLV Lady Rebels. Doug Ferber joins us from outside Dollar Loan Center in Henderson with the details, and more sporting news from Southern Nevada.



Pahrump Youth Softball Association Kicks Off 2022 Season

It's time to play ball. Softball that is. The Pahrump Youth Softball Association 2022 season is now underway. They kicked things off this past weekend, with opening day festivities. Dorothy Van Zuilen says after two years off due to the pandemic, it's good to be back. The first game is April 1st. All games will be played on Field A at Petrack Park. Van Zuilen says Pahrump Youth Softball Association is still looking for coaches and umpires. If you're interested, you can send an email to



Student News with Louis Sposato

There's a lot happening in the Nye County School District this week. Louis Sposato tells us more.



FBI Joins Search For Missing Lyon County Woman

The search continues for 18-year-old Naomi Irion, who was last seen March 12 outside a Walmart store in Fernley. The FBI is assisting the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, which continues to seek tips from the public.



Ian Bayne Hopes To Become Next Nye County Clerk

Nye County Clerk Sandra Merlino says she is retiring and won't seek reelection. Four candidates are running to replace her. One of them is Ian Bayne. The other candidates for Nye County Clerk are Mark Kampf, Andrew Caccavale and Darryl Lackey. The primary election is June 14.



Nye County GOP Gathers For Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

The annual Nye County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner brings together dozens of republican supporters and candidates. And the event, held last weekend at Coyote Corner in Pahrump, gave everyone a chance to be seen and heard.



Work To Begin On New Pahrump Off-Highway Vehicle Park

Construction of a new Off-Highway Vehicle Park at the Pahrump Fairgrounds will soon be underway. Local officials, dignitaries and representatives from the Pahrump Off-Highway Vehicle Park Advisory Committee got together Saturday to break ground on the new project.



High School Program Prepares Students For Career In Broadcasting

Possibly the best way to learn about something is to experience it, and that's especially true at an all-girl high school in Washington, D.C. Students there are finding out about the world of broadcast journalism, through the production of weekly shows and segments. As Kim Martinez reports, it’s not only exposing students to the possibilities of a career in journalism, but inspiring them as well.



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 peple find cleaning is a good way to manage stress.



Ask Angi: Preparing Your Garden For Spring

Spring is here, and it’s almost time to dust off the old gardening gloves. In today’s Ask Angi segment, Mallory Micetich gives us her top tips for getting our gardens ready for spring.



Save A Pet - Star

It's time to meet a local shelter pet hoping to find their new forever home. For today's Save A Pet, we catch up with Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman, who's in the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society, where she introduces us to Star.



Pahrump's Willi Baer Receives Andre Butch Harper Act Of Kindness Award

A Pahrump woman who's an active member of the community -- and well-known for all she does -- is the latest recipient of the Andre Butch Harper Act Of Kindness Award. Dr. Tom Waters made the presentation in front of a packed audience at the Soroptimist International Pahrump Valley Mardi Gras Ball.



Mark Kampf Among Four Candidates For Nye County Clerk

Nye County Clerk Sandra Merlino is retiring after nearly 20 years in office, and will not seek reelection. So far, four candidates have entered the race to replace her. One of those candidates is Pahrump resident Mark Kampf. The other candidates for Nye County Clerk are Ian Bayne, Andrew Caccavale and Darryl Lackey. The primary election is June 14.



Pahrump's All Creatures Animal Hospital Recognized With Chamber Award

A big honor for a Pahrump veterinarian. Doctor Suzanne Zervantian, of All Creatures Animal Hospital, is being recognized as the best of the best. A representative from the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce presented the award to Zervantian and her staff.



Onyx and Bender Lost and Found Dogs

A Pahrump family is holding on to hope that someone can help them find their lost dog. Gege Murphy tells News 25 two of their dogs got loose in mid-February. One was found two weeks later and is back home. The other is still out there -- somewhere. So the search continues. Gege is offering a $1,000 reward for Bender's return.



Save A Pet - Lucy

For this Friday edition of Save A Pet, we head back to Desert Haven Animal Society. Today, Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman introduces us to a cat named Lucy.



Health: How To Get A Better Night's Sleep

It is Sleep Awareness Week. And if you're having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you're not alone. In fact, research shows sleep disorders affect as many as 60 to 70 million adults here in the United States.



Ask Angi: Popular Eco-Friendly Updates

Every day, we try to make more eco-friendly choices, like recycling, carpooling and using reusable water bottles. But there are more choices we could be making in our own homes to be more sustainable - and to save money along the way. In today’s Ask Angi, Mallory Micetich shares some great eco-friendly home projects to focus on this year.



Valley Electric Association To Add Additional Fee To Bills, Effective May 1

Like everything else these days, your electric bill is about to go up. Valley Electric Association is adding an additional fee to bills, effective May 1. CEO Mark Stallon says VEA is doing everything it can to control costs -- and the co-op is absorbing the majority of the increasing costs, which helps to reduce the impact on its members.



Pahrump Bar Organizing Fundraiser To Help Rebuild Short Branch Saloon

An event this weekend will raise money to help rebuild Short Branch Saloon. The bar, in Crystal, was destroyed by fire January 16. Now, Bounty Hunter Saloon in Pahrump is organizing a poker run to help Kathy Bragg rebuild -- and reopen. For more information, or to register or buy raffle tickets, just stop by Bounty Hunter Saloon, at 680 East Street in Pahrump.



Sports with Doug Ferber

It's sports time. Doug Ferber joins us now with news about the UNLV Lady Rebels, the Golden Knights and Major League Baseball.



Fire Causes Smoke Damage Inside Building Housing KPVM's Henderson Studios

The Henderson Fire Department is investigating an early-morning fire Tuesday that sent smoke through the Pinnacle Building -- home to KPVM's Henderson studios. No one was hurt. But there was some smoke damage. Mario Santamaria manages office space on the second floor. Sticks Tavern, located on the ground floor of the Pinnacle Building, was closed Tuesday to allow for smoke to be cleared, but did reopen this morning.



Legal Troubles Creating Uncertain Future For Front Sight Firearms Training Institute

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute and its founder Doctor Ignatius Piazza are embroiled in a legal battle that may ultimately determine the fate of the facility. An investor claims Front Sight has defaulted on a loan, and they're trying to foreclose on the property. Meantime, a growing number of members are seeking legal representation, claiming they've been defrauded. And the future of Front Sight itself remains in the balance.



Health: St. Patrick's Day Dos and Don'ts

You can bet a lot of people will be celebrating Saint Patrick's Day this year as COVID-19 cases continue to decline. But some may still be wondering if it's safe to socialize. According to Doctor Joseph Khabbaza (kuh-bah-zuh) with Cleveland Clinic, the answer is yes.



Save A Pet - Irish

For today's Save A Pet, we head inside the cat room at Desert Haven Animal Society, where Darbie O'Donnell-Westerman introduces us to Irish.



Health: Brain Issues Commonly Seen In Women

It's Brain Awareness Week -- which is a good time to remind women about neurological issues they need to look out for and when to seek care.



Student News with Louis Sposato

Spring Break is over for Nye County students. Now, it's time to get back into the swing of things. And there's a lot going on. Here's Louis Sposato with this week's Student News.



Amargosa Business Owner Trying To Recover From Raid On His Store

A small business owner in Amargosa Valley says a raid of his store last year by the Nye County Sheriff's Office has resulted in lost revenue -- and the revocation of his hemp license -- which he's still trying to get back. Paul Lemus says he's reached a settlement regarding the raid -- but he's still trying to recover. And he doesn't want to see the same thing happen to someone else.



Two Hurt In Collision At State Route 160 And Homestead Road

At least two people are hurt when two vehicles collide at the intersection of State Route 160 and Homestead Road in Pahrump. News 25 spoke with Fire Chief Scott Lewis Saturday afternoon at the very busy scene.



Nye Commissioners To Consider Taking Control Of Animal Shelter

Work continues on the new animal shelter, under construction on Siri Lane in Pahrump. The modern, much larger facility is expected to open later this year. Right now, it's being run by Desert Haven Animal Society -- a local non-profit. But Tuesday, Nye County Commissioners will discuss the possibility of putting the shelter under the county's direct control. And that has Desert Haven's Beth Kakavulias a bit concerned. Tuesday's county commission meeting starts at 10:00 am at the commission chambers, located at 2100 East Walt Williams Drive in Pahrump.



School For Blind Children Training Its Own Would-Be Teachers

Traditional schools are not the only ones facing difficulties in staffing these days. Those schools that serve special needs students are as well. It’s especially crucial for visually impaired children to have enough in-person support. So one school is now training its own would-be teachers. Kim Martinez reports.



Health: Staying Active While Watching March Madness

March Madness is back, and that means college basketball fans are going to be spending a lot of time watching TV. But as Doctor Donald Ford with Cleveland Clinic explains, it's important not to sit for too long.



Save A Pet - Tuly

For today's Save A Pet, we're back at Desert Haven Animal Society -- where Beth introduces us to Tuly.



Salvation Army Food Bank Available To Help Nye County Residents

The Salvation Army in Pahrump continues to help feed people in our community who might otherwise go hungry. Food bank volunteers Karen Owens and Ziane Cox say a number of local businesses help keep the pantry shelves stocked. The Salvation Army food bank will soon be moving to a new location, on Dahlia Street, behind Walmart. They hope to open the doors there later this month or in early April. Of course, we'll let you know when that happens. For now, you can visit them at their current location at 721 Buol Road in Pahrump -- that's just north of Star Nursery. Hours are 8:30am to 2:00pm every Tuesday and Thursday.



Save A Pet - Milly

For today's Save A Pet, we meet Milly. Desert Haven Animal Society's Beth Kakavulias introduces us to this very energetic and loving dog.



City Of Henderson Celebrates St. Patrick's Day This Weekend

The City of Henderson is getting a jump-start on St. Patrick's Day. Today kicks off the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Festival, happening through Sunday in historic downtown Henderson. Brad Francis has the details.



Nevada Rolls Out New NVMedicaid App

It seems these days, if there's something you want to do with your phone -- there's an app for that. Now, Nevadans enrolled in Medicaid can download an app to help them instantly access their health information. Brad Francis explains.



Health: How Daylight Saving Time Affects Sleep

Sunday, we'll 'spring ahead' one hour for daylight saving time. And while it might not seem like much, that small change can disrupt your sleep. Doctor Nancy Foldvary, a sleep specialist for Cleveland Clinic, explains why.



Pahrump Woman Under Arrest, Accused Of Child Abuse, Neglect

Jacqualine Grenier-Cummins, of Pahrump, is under arrest and facing child neglect charges after police discover her two children living in conditions they describe as uninhabitable. Brad Francis has more.



Health: How Severe Cases Of COVID-19 Can Impact The Kidneys

Today is World Kidney Day. The kidneys play an important role in your body, helping with things like filtering your blood and making red blood cells. And with COVID-19 continuing to spread, the virus can put them at risk.



GCD's Josh Osborne Says Smartphones Aren't Always The Best Option

Today, our smartphones can do just about anything. But they're not always the best option. Josh Osborne, from Great Computer Deals in Pahrump, says there are still some things better done with a desktop or laptop computer with a full keyboard.



Ask Angi: Cutting Remodeling Costs

Home improvement can get expensive, especially when you take on bigger projects like remodels or additions. In today’s Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson talks about ways to cut remodeling costs on your next project.



Nye County DA Pursues Murder Charges In Fentanyl Death

Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia spoke up during the most recent Board of County Commissioners meeting to give an update on some cases his office is pursuing. One concerns a 26-year-old Pahrump woman who died after ingesting drugs laced with fentanyl. Arabia tells News 25 that he takes this matter very seriously and that the law clearly states that if you provide drugs to an individual and they die as a result you can be charged with murder. The DA says he's also looking at pursuing charges in a similar case, where another person died as a result of a fentanyl overdose.



Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo Kicks Off Reelection Campaign

Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo wants to serve another term in office. News 25 caught up with him during a campaign kickoff event this past weekend, where he talked about what he's done and what he'll do next. To learn more about Leo Blundo's bid for reelection, you can visit him online at And if you need to contact him as county commissioner, you can find all of his contact details at



Beard, Moustache Competition Coming To ICS And Silver State Chili Cook Off

A unique competition is coming to this year's ICS and Silver State Chili Cook Off, taking place March 26 and 27 in Pahrump. Sin City Beard Coalition is organizing the contest, which will recognize those with the best beards and moustaches. Sin City Beard Coalition's Patrick Dawson explains. Dawson says for more information you can follow Sin City Beard Coalition on Facebook. And an interesting side note. Dawson's own facial hair has won him numerous awards. He's currently ranked number one in the country and number two in the world for his goatee.



Health: Importance Of Mental Health During Pandemic

The World Health Organization officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic in March 2020 -- and a lot has changed since then. More people are vaccinated and cases are continuing to drop. But, one issue that remains top priority for many is mental health.



Save A Pet - Molly And Ten Puppies

For today's Save A Pet, we meet a new mother -- and her ten puppies. Desert Haven Animal Society's Beth Kakavulias says they hope to find someone to foster Molly and her babies.



Sports with Doug Ferber

There's a lot happening in local sports. Doug Ferber is at our Henderson studio with your mid-week wrap-up.



Vicki Bachli Considering Plea Deal In Child Abuse Case

A defendant accused of crimes against children is back in court, where she and her attorney discuss a possible plea agreement with the judge. Even if Vicki Bachli takes the deal, she still faces a number of years behind bars.



Pahrump Moose Lodge 808 To Host Benefit For Never Forgotten Animal Society

An afternoon tea party and fashion show being held this weekend in Pahrump will benefit Never Forgotten Animal Society. Teri Rogers says it's just one of the many ways Pahrump Moose Lodge 808 helps non-profit organizations in our community. The afternoon tea party and fashion show to benefit Never Forgotten Animal Society is this Saturday, March 12th, at 2:00 pm at Pahrump Moose Lodge 808, 1100 Second Street in Pahrump. As Teri mentioned, there is no admission charge. But donations will be accepted at the door.



DC School Offers Better Education, In A Safe Environment

A chance for a better education, in a safe environment. It might seem strange that for some families those two basics are out of reach. In some cities across the country that’s the reality. However, in Washington D.C., in a very dangerous neighborhood, one small school is changing that. Kim Martinez reports.



Health: Safely Traveling For Spring Break This Year

If you're planning to book a trip for spring break, you may be wondering whether it's safe with COVID cases still circulating. But, according to Doctor Joseph Khabbaza with Cleveland Clinic, it's actually a lot safer to travel now that it was just a year ago.



NHP To Determine If Road Rage Played Part In Pahrump Crash

A rollover crash in Pahrump sends the driver to a Las Vegas trauma center, after he's thrown from the vehicle. Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating to determine if the crash was the result of a road rage incident.



Save A Pet - Charley

For today's Save A Pet, we take another trip to the cat house at Desert Haven Animal Society, where we meet Charley -- who's looking for his forever home once again.



Health: MS Patient Suffers Long-Term Complications From COVID-19

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. As COVID-19 cases continue to circulate, a woman with MS who was unvaccinated is sharing how the virus nearly took her life and left her with long-term complications. Brittany Harris spoke with her about the harrowing experience. Sarah has since gone on to get vaccinated and so has the rest of her family. They were inspired after seeing what she went through.



Ask Angi: Creative Ways To Take On 2022's Top Projects

Are there any home projects on your 2022 to-do list? If you have dreams to improve your home this year, but don’t know where to start, our experts at Angi are here to help. In today’s Ask Angi segment, Mallory Micetich shares creative ways to take on this year’s top projects.



ICS, Silver State Chili Cook Off Returns To Pahrump March 26-27

After a year off due to the pandemic, the ICS and Silver State Chili Cook Off is back. Kelli Sater is organizing the event, and excited to welcome everyone back. The Chili Cook Off takes place March 26 and 27 at Petrack Park. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm each day. For more information, you can contact Kelli via email at



Sharper Image Barbershop Opens New Pahrump Location

A Pahrump business is ready to open the doors at its new location. Sharper Image Barbershop cut the ribbon today. And the celebration continues Saturday, with grand opening festivities. Owner April Lowe says she's excited about the move.



Pahrump Veterans Extravaganza Connects Veterans With Local Resources

Dozens of local veterans and their families showed up for the annual Cles Saunders Memorial Veterans Extravaganza, held today at the Bob Ruud Community Center in Pahrump. JoAnn Newcomb says the event is an important resource for veterans. If you're a veteran and missed out on today's event, but would still like assistance, just contact JoAnn, and she can put you in contact with the appropriate service or agency. You can also reach out to JoAnn if you'd like to get involved with next year's extravaganza. And in case you missed it, her number is 562-846-0664.



Health: Nurse Saves Man Having Heart Attack On Front Lawn

Imagine one second you're outside in your front yard and the next, you're on the ground -- fighting for life. Hear how an off-duty nurse ended up in the right place, at the right time, to save a man from a sudden heart attack. Erica Foreman has more.



Save A Pet - Sheeba

For today's Save A Pet, we head back over to the cat house at Desert Haven Animal Society. That's where we meet Sheeba.



Ask Angi: Tips For Keeping Pests In Check

You've likely seen a few ants, spiders or flies in your home. And if that's all you've seen, then you shouldn't have anything to worry about. In today's Ask Angi segment, Bailey Carson discusses what to do if you find yourself with too many pests or rodents in your home and want to clear them out.



Cles Saunders Memorial Veterans Extravaganza Connects Veterans With Resources

An event Friday, March 4 in Pahrump will help connect local veterans to a variety of products and services. Doctor Tom Waters gives us a preview of the annual event, which now has a new name. The Cles Saunders Memorial Veterans Extravaganza is open to veterans and their families. It's free to attend.



Save A Pet - Lane

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



Health: Tips For Eating Healthy At Fish Fries

Many restaurants and churches are getting ready to host fish fries again now that lent is officially underway. And while fried fish sure is delicious, it's important not to eat too much of it. Beth Czerwony, a registered dietitian for Cleveland Clinic, explains why.



Sports with Doug Ferber

There's a lot happening in local sports, including the big NASCAR race event this weekend in Las Vegas. Doug Ferber joins us now from Dollar Loan Center in Henderson with all you need to know.



Man Who Accosted Governor Steve Sisolak Says He Won't Apologize For His Actions

Nevada State Police continues its investigation into an incident Sunday, in which a man accosted Governor Steve Sisolak at a Summerlin restaurant. Justin Andersch approached Sisolak for a selfie before unleashing a profanity-laced tirade toward the governor. And Andersch says he won't apologize for his actions. Brad Francis has more.



Pahrump Bar Scuffle Involving NCSO Deputy Lands Two Men In Jail

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Nye County Sheriff's Office took to social media to help identify a man who was seen on video attacking a deputy during a scuffle at a Pahrump bar. Now, he and a second suspect are in custody and facing battery charges. Brad Francis reports.



NyECC To Hold Free Training For Life-Saving Naloxone

You've likely heard of a drug named Naloxone. It's used to counteract the effects of a drug overdose. And it's saved countless lives. Now, you can learn more about Naloxone and how it's administered. NyE Communities Coalition is offering a free training program, coming up March 10. NyeCC's Rachel Leddy tells us more. NyE Communities Coalition is located at 1020 East Wilson Road in Pahrump. For more information, just head to



Health: Finding The Right Relief For Spring Allergies

With temperatures hovering around 80, there's no doubt spring is just around the corner. And for many people, it brings itchy eyes, sneezing and a stuffy nose. So, what's the best way to relieve allergy symptoms? According to Cleveland Clinic allergist Doctor Sandra Hong, nasal steroids can be extremely effective.



Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly Will Run For Another Term

Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly says she'll run for another term. Two other members of the sheriff's office -- Lieutenant Eric Murphy and Reserve Deputy Joe McGill -- are also running for sheriff. Wehrly made her announcement at today's Board of County Commissioners meeting.



Pahrump Woman Warns Of Scammer Posing As Nye County Sheriff's Office

A Pahrump woman who nearly fell victim to a scam has a warning for others. Tiffany Patton tells News 25 it all started with a phone call from someone who claimed to be with the Nye County Sheriff's Office. The Nye County Sheriff's Office tells News 25 this is not a new scam. But it is, indeed, a scam. If you get a suspicious call claiming to be from the Nye County Sheriff's Office -- especially one threatening your arrest or demanding money -- don't panic. Call the sheriff's office directly to confirm if what you're being told is true.



Health: Importance Of Colorectal Cancer Screenings

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month -- which is a time set aside every year to promote the importance of screenings. According to the CDC, regular screenings should begin when you turn 45.



Sports with Doug Ferber

The Silver Knights are getting ready to hit the road Friday. And a loss in tournament play marks the end of the season for the PVHS girls basketball team. Here's Doug Ferber.