Home owners in Pahrump were spared a tax hike by the town board this year, but the Pahrump and Beatty library districts both took advantage of accessible tax cap area to boost their prices. The town of Tonopah also improved its tax rate. The 2014-15 fiscal year began July 1. The combined tax rate for…

Courtesy of Thinkstock By Pahrump Valley Occasionssharris@pvtimes.com A report released by UNLV’s Nevada Institute for Children’s Study and Policy revealed some startling statistics lately. Nearly one particular-third of the state’s kindergarteners are overweight or obese, and according to researchers, this could lead to added physical and academic issues in their future. The report primarily based…

Tom Gibson By Pahrump Valley Occasionsmward@pvtimes.com Longtime neighborhood public defender Tom Gibson won’t be functioning on behalf of indigent defendants any longer soon after county officials declined to renew his $ 125,000 annual contract effective June 30. Gibson mentioned he was not provided any factors for losing the contract. The lawyer had been representing hundreds…