Inmate Captured After Escape

A fugitive was captured Tuesday afternoon this week thanks to a multi-agency search after he had walked away from the minimum security Pioche Conservation Camp the day before. Claude Laska, 24, was serving a 19 to 72-month sentence for home … [Read more...]

Community Shows Support to Las Vegas After Mass Shooting

Schools in Lincoln County showed support for the Vegas Strong movement following the tragic events of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. PVHS principal Mike Strong said, “We wanted to make sure … [Read more...]

Lady Panthers Showing Strong Offense

A non-league and a league match this week for the Pahranagat Valley girls, and then a rare weekend off. The girls lost to the Mustangs 3-0 on Tuesday and were to play league newcomer Liberty Baptist on Thursday. This was the second time … [Read more...]

Panthers run away from Thunderbirds

In the pre-game ceremonies, the crowd in Alamo observed a moment of silence to honor those who were killed and injured in the mass shooting in Las Vegas a few days earlier. And as the Panther team came out from the locker room, each player had an … [Read more...]

Regional Development Director Retiring

Mike Baughman, executive director of the Lincoln County Regional Development Authority, and president of Intertech Service Corporation in Carson City, has announced he is retiring effective Dec. 31. His retirement will also include withdrawing from … [Read more...]

Mountain Bike Trails Advancing

Construction of the mountain bike trails around the City of Caliente continues. BLM Ely District Caliente Field Manager Chris Carlton and Andrew Porter of Kershaw-Ryan State Park told County Commissioners that the American Conservation Experience … [Read more...]

History: Hail the Mule!

Many Old West historians like to tell the story of the tenderfoot who objected to riding a mule down an almost perpendicular cliff. “Don’t worry none,” said an old timer, “that mule thinks too much of itself to fall and break its neck.” Even in the … [Read more...]

Second Half of League Season Starting

Pahranagat Valley volleyball continues in the second half of the season, nine matches remaining, with seven of them on their home court. Today, the girls host Indian Springs. On Tuesday and Thursday next week, they host The Meadows and league … [Read more...]

Western Elite Planning Expansion

Western Elite landfill, south of Alamo, wants to expand. The plan is to move onto about 160 acres, about 35 miles south of Alamo on the west side of U.S. Highway 93. In a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners on Sept. 18, Mike Ford of … [Read more...]

Hiko’s KW Legacy Ranch celebrates Fifth Anniversary

KW Legacy Ranch in Hiko marked its fifth anniversary with a special observance Sept. 23. Founded by Luke Hatch and Yancey Whipple, KW Legacy Ranch is a place for troubled youth and also is a drug rehab treatment center. KW promotes the ranch … [Read more...]

Illegal Marijuana Grow uncovered near Pioche

A dawn raid on an illegal mountain marijuana grows northeast of Pioche resulted in the seizure of about 5,500 - 6,000 plants and the capture of one suspect. County Sheriff Kerry Lee reported that on Friday, Sept. 22, the raid was made in the White … [Read more...]

Alamo Couple to Receive Boy Scouts Silver Beaver

Dennis and Geri Perkins of Alamo, long-time local Boy Scout volunteer leaders, are going to be awarded the Silver Beaver Award at a special ceremony in Orem, Utah, Sept. 23. Lincoln County is part of the Cathedral Gorge District of the Utah National … [Read more...]

Panther Girls Open League in First Place

Last week at home in Alamo, the Pahranagat Valley girls volleyball team had matches to open league play. No offense to speak of from the opponents was quite apparent in the matches In a match with Word of Life on Thursday, PVHS won handily 25-4; … [Read more...]

Football signboards

Pahranagat Valley High football has started using unique picture signboards on the sidelines. Primarily introduced to college football by Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon in 2007, the signboards became so popular that many teams, both high … [Read more...]

Committee to Help Choose Next Fire Chief

With the announced retirement of Lincoln County Emergency Management Coordinator Rick Stever, who is also the Lincoln County District Fire Chief, the Board of County Commissioners has been considering options for his replacement. At the county … [Read more...]

Henderson Couple Continues Gift of Giving to Lincoln County Students

For the past eight years, Bob Ellis, former Las Vegas valley businessman, and his wife Sandy have personally been involved in distributing tennis shoes to the students at the elementary schools in Lincoln County. They do it for some select schools in … [Read more...]

Commissioners Visit with Sen. Masto

County Commissioners Varlin Higbee and Jared Brackenbury were in Washington, DC, Sept. 12-14, attending a Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Cleanup workshop. While there, Higbee said, “We took the opportunity to go up on the hill, to the Capitol b … [Read more...]

Public Power and You

Many people think of public power as being something that you “flip the switch” on and the lights are then supposed to turn on. However, public power is a lot more than that. Here in rural Nevada, while services and programs may vary by utility and … [Read more...]

Lady Panthers Open League Play Today

On Sept. 12, as a tuneup for the Boulder City tournament the following weekend, the Lady Panthers volleyball team beat the defending 2A state champion Calvary Chapel 3-1 in Las Vegas. Coach Ginger Whipple said the Lions graduated several of their … [Read more...]

Higbee Throws Six Touchdowns

Sophomore quarterback Preston Higbee came close to tying the school record with six touchdown passes last Friday, leading the Panthers to a 62-6 win over Carlin in the final non-league game of the season. Even though he completed just 8 of 10 … [Read more...]