Pahrump is, and always has been, unicorporated.
We did have a town board, locally referred to as the town clowns, but a few years back we voted to do away with the board, who reported to the county manager, and now the country manager and county board of commissioners handle the running of all of the county.
There is a web site that lists all the towns in Nevada and whether or not they are incorporated, and I just took a look at it and called the former county manager who is a friend, because it shows ALL towns in Nye County as being incorporated.
Turns out there are NO incorportated towns in Nye County what so ever, that web site has it completely backwards.
The county has been managing the town since the town board was dissolved in November of 2012, and in effect the county was managing it before that, as the board wasn't all powerful, and had to run most major issues and decisions past the county manager and commissioners anyway.
A series of private land speculations, about future growth of Pahrump, occurred in the 1980s and 1990s; a lot of overvalued parcels were sold. Many are still being held in hopes of that ever elusive future payout. To minimize property taxes, many have avoided any improvements such as wells, septic systems and fencing. Recent issue with the state water engineer have resulted in serious problems with getting approval for a private well; until recently required the purchase of two acre water feet (adding thousands of dollars) to the development of a private lot. Law suits are under way and the issue is in flux for the time being. To make a long story short, Pahrump is just far enough away from Las Vegas to make a daily commute for work a real pain in the *ss. Many, to include myself, moved to the Pahrump area well aware of the situation and are reluctant to try and change it to a suburb of greater Las Vegas. We did not move here to import outside values and growth. I have noticed every year a sizable seasonal winter population increase. If one wants to invest in real-estate for short-term gains, there are many better places to go.
Saw her a couple of weeks ago, she's put on some weight, just enough that she looked almost healthy, still a bit pale, but at least she wasn't gaunt like I've seen her in years prior. Face and body were filled out nicely, but very, very pale still.
But Top is right, she's been ridden hard and put away wet in a sour barn waaaaay too many times.