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Today's Top Stories Archives for 2022-07

Health - Why Second Booster Shot Needed for Older Adults

It appears some older adults have yet to get their second Covid-19 Booster, which is of concern to health officials and the CDC. So what's causing the delay? We asked Doctor Ardeshir Hashmi with Cleveland Clinic.



NCSO Talk Openly About Triple Murder Arrest And Death Of Officer's Grandchild

Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly and her Undersheriff Michael Eisenloffel came forward to talk about a case of murder that hits home. Eisenloffel’ s own daughter Erica gave birth to a child last year, without his knowledge. The two have been estranged, since she has been using drugs. News 25 was originally told of the case and that the child had died in December of 2021. As it turns out it was October of 2021. The home in Comstock Park was filthy, according to neighbors, who report that they made frequent calls to authorities regarding the well being of the children. Medics even transported the baby for help. The Department of Child and Family Services were reportedly involved in this case that unfortunately was not early enough to save one infant who succumb to starvation, dehydration, and neglect. There are reports that the 19 day old infant had methamphetamine in its system. Las Vegas Metro Police have conducted two arrests on the mother and father. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office conducted the other arrest. The Nevada Department of Investigation and The Nye County District Attorney have concluded their investigation into the case that involved the NCSO officer’s adult child. It took a couple of days for metro to process their two suspects and release their booking photos. The Nye County Sheriff and her undersheriff can only now send a message of hope to others who may need help in these situations.



Ask Angi - Prepping Your Home For Vacation

Summer vacation season is here! But before you head to the beach, you need to prepare your home for your absence. In today’s Ask Angi segment, Mallory Micetich walks us through how to prep our homes for vacation.



New Treasurer Has Been Appointed

The new Nye County Treasurer has been appointed to her position. At least one member of the Board of County Commissioners had some questions before turning over county’s financial accounts to the candidate, Raelyn Powers.



Health - Importance of Mental Health for Minority Communities

July is minority Mental Health Awareness month. Studies have found racial minority groups show higher levels of anxiety, depression, suicidal tendencies, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders. Doctor Kia-Rai Prewitt with Cleveland Clinic says there are many reasons why that is, including lack of access to health care.



Save A Pet - Special Needs Dog Named Piper

A dog involved in a dog fight is recovering at Never Forgotten Animal Society. We caught up with founder, Pat Leming to get the details about Piper and how you can help.



NCSO Arrest Juan Deleon

Nye County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for various charges including having almost $6000 dollars in fake money in his possession.



Ask Angi - Trending Outdoor Projects

The warm weather and long days of summer make it the perfect time to transform your backyard or patio. In today’s Ask Angi segment, Rupa Mehta shows us how to incorporate summer trends in our outdoor spaces.



Health - New Sleep Guidelines Issued for Infants

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its sleep guidelines for infants, which now emphasize the need for Babies to sleep on their backs, specifically on a flat, non-inclined surface without any kind of soft bedding.



Special Needs Dog Needs A Loving Home

Pat Leming from Never Forgotten Animal Society has a dog that was rescued from a truck stop. This Shih Tzu was barely alive and is fighting his way back with the help of the non-profit.



Vehicle Crash Victim Flees From Scene

A man who police say ran after he was struck by a car on the highway is arrested as he allegedly tried to harm himself.



Health - Survey Shows What Youth Think of Sun Protection

Skin cancer is considered the most common cancer in the United States and experts say skin protection among youth is the most effective way to help prevent new cases, but according to a survey, less than one-third of youth between 11 and 18 years old regularly use sun protection.



NCSO Arrest Kenneth Armenta

Another arrest has been conducted by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office relating to a home burglary on Parque Avenue.



There's A New Fresh Produce Store and Farm In Pahrump

Former MMA fighter, current coach, part owner of Green life Productions organic marijuana grow facility, Pahrump local, and plant enthusiasts Steve Cantwell and business partner Brad Thurmond spoke to us about their newest family venture, Green life Produce.



New Store Comes To Pahrump

A new pawn shop has come to town. They are located in the former Adult Superstore on Emery Street. The owners, from Tennessee, say that they plan to have a wide array of new and used items in the store, called Patriot Pawn. They even are getting ready to open a smaller shop next door that also does mail order, called “Sexy Things”.



Health - How Dogs can Help with your Mental Health

If you've noticed that you seem to feel more calm and happier around your four-legged friend, you're not alone. A recent study found that people who spent time with a therapy dog while in the emergency room reported experiencing less pain after. The results come as no surprise to psychologist Jane Manno with Cleveland Clinic.



Save A Pet - Cat Named Asher

Darbie stopped by Never Forgotten Animal Society to show us a cute kitty available now named Asher



Proposed Solar Farm Off Basin Avenue and Bannavitch Street

Yesterday’s BOCC agenda had commissioners torn as to if they wanted to write a letter of support regarding a 100 acre solar project that will feed into Valley Electric’s power grid. Commissioner Strickland championed the idea stating that she believed the resolution for the county to not support solar plants in town was specific to BLM land and privately owned property. Earlier this month a presentation was made regarding this project.



NCSO Arrest Marc Mabry For DUI

Nye County Sherriff’s Office Deputies arrested a man who was driving under the influence.



Local Woman Arrested For Car Theft

A woman who was hitching a ride with a person, decided she wanted to drive the car instead. She was arrested for auto theft a short time later.



Proposed Solar Farm Off Basin Avenue and Barney Street

Yesterday’s BOCC agenda had commissioners torn as to if they wanted to write a letter of support regarding a 100 acre solar project that will feed into Valley Electric’s power grid. Commissioner Strickland championed the idea stating that she believed the resolution for the county to not support solar plants in town was specific to BLM land and privately owned property. Earlier this month a presentation was made regarding this project.



Ask Angi has some Tips On How To Fix Bad DIY Projects

If you’ve had some unsuccessful Do-It-Yourself attempts, you know how difficult it can be to fix your mistakes. In today’s Ask Angi segment, Rachel Zepernick teaches us how to fix bad DIY projects.



Health - What to Know about the Latest Omicron Subvariant

According to the CDC, a new omicron subvariant is now dominating here in the United States. It's known as "B-A Five". You may be wondering what that means, so we asked microbiologist Doctor Daniel Rhoads with Cleveland Clinic.



Couple Allegedly Kicks Out Home Owner

A couple who were allegedly renting a room from an older gentleman locked him out of the residence, according to police.



Board Decides To Disallow Large Animal Ordinance

The Board of County Commissioners today decided to drop an item without action to direct staff to establish a large animal ordinance limiting the amount of animals allowed on a parcel of land. The board warned at the end that without this ordinance, residents will have to bring individuals nuisance items to the board for things like noise and odor complaints to have them addressed.



Police and Non-Profits Hold Large Back To School Drive

Three entities got together to give to students across the county some vital learning instruments. We caught up with Sheriff Sharon Wehrly, Captain David Boruchowitz, and Stephanie Avena to find out more.



Health - Should Parents Give their Kids Melatonin Supplements?

According to the CDC, the number of pediatric melatonin ingestions reported to poison control centers has increased during the past decade. The agency says a majority of the children in these cases didn't experience any symptoms, however some required hospitalization and at least two died. Dr. Robinson speaks to us via zoom.



Structure Fire on Carson Street in Pahrump

Residents of a single wide home on Pahrump south side are homeless right now following a late night fire that cause significant damage to the structure.



Nye County Clerk Sandra Merlino Is Retiring Soon

Current Nye County Clerk Sandra Merlino will be retiring soon. Tomorrow the Board of County Commissioners may be appointing her replacement. Merlino spoke about some of the things she has been working on and what the future may hold.



Nye County Sheriff's Office Arrest Kevin Scholtka

A Nye County Sheriff's Inmate is facing additional charges after a party came forward to say the man behind bars also burglarized his home prior to him being arrested.



Nye County Sheriff's Office Arrest Justin Woodall

Very observant officers located a man quickly who was allegedly lighting brush fires as he walked near Pahrump Valley Boulevard and fled on foot. He was apprehended quickly by police.



Structure Fire Of Fifth Wheel Trailer At Homeless Camp

Police and fire are investigating a report that the resident of a fifth wheel trailer possibly lit their own home on fire Sunday afternoon. Witnesses report that they heard a person yelling and throwing things and possibly threw something into the RV at the time it ignited.



Health - Dealing with Eye Strain while Working from Home

July is Healthy Vision Month. And if you recently started working from home or have been for a while, you may have noticed your staring at a screen a lot more than you used to, which can impact your eyes.



Pahrump Residents Sound Off On The New Chicken Ordinance

Tuesday’s large animal ordinance may attract and even larger crowd then last week’s backyard chicken ordinance on the Regional Planning Commission’s agenda. The room was packed to let the RPC know how they feel about their foul.



Health - Preventing Hot Car Deaths this Summer

As Temperatures continue to Heat Up this Summer, an emergency medicine physician for Cleveland Clinic Children's is reminding parents about the dangers of leaving their child in a Hot Car. It may sound like common sense but every year multiple deaths are reported.



Save A Pet - Pit Bull Dog Named Peaches

Deanna is filling in for Darbie today where she features Peaches ready for adoption now at Never Forgotten Animal Society.



Vehicle Fire on Linda Street

All occupants of a pickup were able to escape injury as their truck caught fire off Basin Avenue in Pahrump.



Nye County Animal Shelter Receives Its Final Touches

The Nye County Shelter is on its way to taking in the animals from the old shelter on the same street in Pahrump. There are still many things to be done, the sheriff’s office, staff and volunteers are or in both facilities maintaining animals as the closed facility receives its final touches.



Health - Benefits of Meditation for your Mental Health

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to relax, why not take up meditation. It offers many health benefits and even better, it's a free activity you can do pretty much anywhere and at anytime.



Rotary Club Debunking Party

The Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley held their debunking, officer installation and new member induction ceremony on Sunday.



Academic Signing Day - Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy

We've all heard of College Signing Days for athletes but a school full of high-risk kids is celebrating an "Academic Signing Day" after earning over 7 million dollars collectively in academic scholarship opportunities! Even though the odds were stacked against these inner-city teens, they made it to the finish line through big challenges and a pandemic.



Las Vegas Water Resources Is Worse Off Than Originally Thought

Senator Pete Goicoechea says that Las Vegas is worse off than originally thought when it comes to water resources. He says there is a possibility all growth will halt and that they will be in a critical situation if things continue.



Health - Robotic Prostate Cancer Procedure Reduces Recovery Time

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. And in some cases they may require surgery to remove the prostate, which could cause prolonged urinary or functional problems. But a relatively new robotic procedure may be able to help with that. Early data shows quicker recovery and a better quality of life after surgery.



6 Employees Injured

A building is damaged and several people injured after an explosion rocked a business in Boulder City.



Two Vehicle Crash Irene Street and Blagg Road

One person was taken to Desert View Hospital following a two vehicle crash over the weekend. This was not the first time recently he had been a victim of a car crash.



Two Vehicle Crash Hwy 160 and Rainbow Avenue

160 and Rainbow) Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Lewis says that all patients declined to be medically transported from the scene of a weekend crash.



Health - Air Quality Alert: Impact on Asthma and Allergies

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



Aviation Nation happening this November 4-6.

Aviation Nation Air & Space Expo is happening this November 4-6. The public is invited to Nellis Air Force Base to see the Raptor Demonstration Team, Lightning II Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds and so much more.



Nye County Sherrif's Arrest Johnny Alvarez

Security at the Pahrump Nugget were forced to handcuff a customer as they blocked him from allegedly attempting to take their weapon during a scuffle.



Greg Hafen Legislature

District 36 Assemblyman Greg Hafen says that he is sponsoring a Voter ID Bill in the assembly that will require identification at the polls.



Save A Pet - Cat Named Muffin

Muffin is a beautiful kitty available for adoption right now from never Forgotten Animal Society.



Nellis Red Flag

Southern Nevada Residents may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the Air Force conducts Reg Flag 22-3 from July 9th until the 29th.



Horse Shooting Suspect Wanted

We need your help right now to identify the person in this surveillance video. A total of four horses have been shot and killed in incidents from January, March, June, and most recently, and most recently, July 4. The shootings are occurring at the Cowboy Trail Rides within the Red Rock Conservation Area. In each case, the suspect wears a ski mask, gloves, and ear protection. The killings have happened under the cover of darkness. The shootings are clearly intentional and at close range. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information please contact: LVMPD Animal Cruelty Unit (702) 828-3364 or go onto their website at You can also call Crime Stoppers of Nevada at 702-385-5555.



Save A Pet - Cat Named Sarabi

Here is Darbie with a cuddly cat up for adoption from Never Forgotten Animal Society.



Independence Day Parade Winners

Linda Wright from the Pahrump Holiday Task Force announced the parade winners shortly after the event on Monday in the Calvada Eye.



GI USA Veteran Event

GI USA located her in town held an event over the weekend that highlighted veterans and those who offer services to veterans in our community.



On Patrol Live Premiers Friday, July 22nd

Sheriff Sharon Wehrly and staff are happy to announce today that they are participating in the new television series On Patrol: Live, premiering Friday, July 22 at 9pm ET/ PT on REELZ. The series is hosted and executive produced by Dan Abrams, with retired Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. Together, they provide minute-by-minute live analysis as the show documents for viewers in real-time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America. On Patrol: Live airs Friday and Saturday Nights from 9pm to 12am ET/PT on REELZ.



Judge Wanker Grand Marshall of Independence Day Parade

Speaking of Judge Kim Wanker with the district court, she was the Independence Day Parade Grand Marshall. We caught up with her after a busy week. Wanker received notice from the Supreme Court that had voted in favor of her suit. She also celebrated 11 years on the bench and headed up the procession on the fourth of July 4th Independence Day Parade.



Save A Pet - Whitey, Brownie and Abbey

Here is Darbie at Never Forgotten Animal Society to show some dogs that are available now. One of them with special needs is looking for a special home.



Judge Kim Wanker Inspires New Movie Titled "The Hammer", Starring Reba McEntire

Lifetime and country music star Reba McEntire are teaming for a new original movie: “Reba McEntire’s The Hammer,” inspired by the life of traveling circuit judge Kim Wanker. “The Hammer” will follow Kim Wheeler (McEntire), an “outspoken, firecracker lawyer” who is appointed Judge of the 5th District of Nevada and is one of the few traveling judges left in America. We caught up with the inspiration for the film, Judge Kim Wanker today to find out more. The airdate for the show has yet to be announced.



Save A Pet - Dog Named Simba

Darbie is over at Never Forgotten Animal Society today and shows us a dog named Simba, ready for adoption now.