By Arnold M. KnightlyPahrump Valley Times Police arrested an Amargosa Valley man on various alleged drug charges after a short, high-speed chase in that community. Esequiel Beltran-Garcia, 31, was arrested Monday after leading Nye County Sheriff’s Office detectives on a 2.5-mile chase that topped speeds of more than 100 mph through the town and local…

By Mick AkersPahrump Valley Timesmakers@pvtimes.com A 54-year-old Pahrump woman was arrested Wednesday on several charges including attempted murder. Robin Young was arrested by Nye County Sheriff’s Office for firing at a vehicle at 1850 W. Sumkins Road whose occupants came to visit another person at the residence. Only one bullet struck the vehicle. Responding to…

WASHINGTON — Two members of Congress from Nevada are reserving seats on the tour that will take a group of lawmakers to Yucca Mountain next month, a visit its organizer hopes will spark new interest in the shuttered nuclear waste site. Reps. Cresent Hardy and Mark Amodei, both Republicans, will join the April 9 excursion…

By Lillian BrownePahrump Valley Timeslbrowne@pvtimes.com Two amended proposed state Senate bills governing the allocation of Nevada’s water will be back before the government affairs committee for a vote in the coming weeks. Senate Bills 65 and 81, authored by the Nevada Division of Water Resources engineer Jason King, proposed expanding his authority to control groundwater…

By Mick AkersPahrump Valley Timesmakers@pvtimes.com Three people were injured Friday morning, one critically, after a dog attack at a property near Linda and Black streets that resulted in the dogs’ owner being arrested. One of the injured victims was flown to University Medical Center Trauma Center, and the other two were transported to Desert View…

By Mick AkersPahrump Valley Timesmakers@pvtimes.com The arrests of four local residents in a check fraud and forgery investigation has broadened to include additional arrests and the issuing of warrants for suspects as part of an elaborate identity theft ring, Nye County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. The initial arrests also uncovered a previously unknown theft ring…

By Mick Akers and Pahrump Valley Timesmakers@pvtimes.com Three people were injured Friday morning, one critically, after a dog attack at a property off of Linda and Black streets that resulted in the dogs’ owner being arrested. One of the injured victims was flown to University Medical Center Trauma Center and the other two were transported…

An animal sanctuary, home to a cross-bred wolf and cross-bred coyote, has been permitted to relocate from Martin Street to Jesse Street in Pahrump, following approval of a grandfathered use application at a meeting of the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday. Happy Acre Sanctuary, a state-licensed, not-for-profit, charitable organization will be limited to housing…

A local developer didn’t receive the outcome he had hoped from the Pahrump Valley Regional Planning Commission on Thursday night regarding a long-fought-over billboard. The planning commission voted 7-0 to uphold the special conditions that they issued and were agreed upon by the billboard’s owner Andy Jordan in 2004 and again in 2006. That agreement…

By Lillian BrownePahrump Valley Timeslbrowne@pvtimes.com A training video to help emergency services prepare for a nuclear waste spill is being filmed in Pahrump. The video, funded by the Department of Energy for their Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program, will be used to help train emergency services personnel nationwide to prepare for a nuclear waste accident or…