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Friday, October 18, 2019 1:00 AM
Nevada Rural Housing Authority and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra Partner for the “At Home With Reading” Book Drive
 Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) have partnered for the “At Home With Reading” Book Drive, benefitting the residents of NRHA’s northern Nevada affordable housing properties. The drive will take place October 15 through October 31, and books will be delivered early November to the NRHA communities, which house low-income residents, many of whom are veterans, disabled, seniors, and/or formerly homeless.
  • Managing multiple medications
    Friday, October 18, 2019 1:00 AM
    Older patients are often prescribed multiple prescription medications by different care providers without much insight or guidance, many times leading to a higher risk of adverse health effects, falling or spiraling down the rabbit hole of being prescribed one medication after another to counteract side effects of the previously prescribed medication. 
    University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Sanford Center for Aging Managing Pharmacist Leslie Baker Pharm.D.,BCGP offers some insight to what resources are available to mitigate the risks and costs associated with being on multiple medications at a time, including a free medication therapy management assessment . 
  • Operation Christmas Child has local drop-off site
    Friday, October 18, 2019 1:00 AM
  • Recent incidents spark safety reminders
    Friday, October 18, 2019 1:00 AM
    Now that open burning is allowed, many residents are working to clear yard debris by burning. Last weekend two controlled burns got out of control, requiring the response of the Winnemucca Rural Fire Department (WRFD). 
    Saturday just after 5 p.m. WRFD was dispatched to a controlled burn out of control on Solar drive. 
    “The homeowner did everything right, but the burn pile was too close to the home,” said WRFD in a social media post. “Some of the house siding was melted but that was the only damage.” 
  • School district wrestles with murky restorative justice law
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:00 AM
    During the 2019 Nevada Legislative session, law makers decided to include language that requires schools to provide a “plan of action based on restorative justice before expelling a pupil.” The statutes requiring this plan went into effect July 1 of this year and school districts across the state are scrambling to comply with the law. 
    Officials stated the challenge for the district is the language and complexity of the laws with minimal understanding of how to implement a restorative justice program and little time to review before it became law.
  • Between life and death, patients left with little 
choice on air ambulance costs in rural Nevada
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:00 AM
    Living in Elko, Gerald Ackerman has become all too familiar with air ambulances.
    Several years ago, one of his daughters was riding a scooter when she shot off the sidewalk and into a church parking lot where she was run over by a car. The elementary-school-aged girl was rushed to the local hospital by ground ambulance, and the emergency room staff told Ackerman to expect the worst when they loaded his daughter onto a plane to transfer her to a hospital with a higher level of care. In Salt Lake City, she was placed on a ventilator and kept unconscious for a few days while the swelling in her brain subsided. 
    Even when it appeared she would pull through, the doctors gave Ackerman a three-inch binder filled with pages upon pages of all of all the problems his daughter could face throughout her life, including permanent brain damage and neurological impairment. Eventually, the doctors took the binder back. To this day, a scar on her chest is the only lingering reminder of the accident.
  • NV Energy sends termination notice to 
massive Tonopah solar project, developer accuses Energy Department of taking over
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:00 AM
    NV Energy notified a widely watched solar facility that it was terminating its power contract after it “failed to produce” the required amount of energy, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.
    In the complaint, the project’s original developer, SolarReserve, claims the Department of Energy “sought to amass increased control” over the $1 billion project and its operator. The federal agency backed the Crescent Dunes solar project with a $737 million loan guarantee in 2011.
    The lawsuit, filed in a Delaware court and retrieved by Bloomberg, paints a stark picture of a 110-megawatt solar facility that has faced several recent management and operational issues. 
  • Anaconda Mine: An uncertain future
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:00 AM
    As Congress and others consider a future for the mine site, perceptions around the Anaconda Copper Mine remain split. The following is Part III of a three-part series by The Nevada Independent. 
    The Anaconda Copper Mine sits about three miles from the city of Yerington, and on a warm day in early September, the once-active mining site is quiet except for a few passing trucks. 
    Many mining operations in Nevada are tucked away somewhere within the state’s often-remote basins and the ranges that encircle them, the dynamic geologic checkerboard that made mining viable in the first place. Few Nevada mines sit next to a heavily trafficked highway and even fewer rise next to the Great Basin outposts — Winnemucca, Tonopah, Beatty — that line Interstate 80 or U.S. 95. They are on public land but often far from the next population center.
  • Coalition seeks donations for Wreaths Across America
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Veterans Coalition is seeking donations for this year’s Wreaths Across America remembrance, which will be conducted at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley on Dec. 14.
    The NNVMC is one of two state veterans’ cemeteries. The other is located in Boulder City.
    Normally held on the third Saturday of December, NVC President Brett Palmer said this year’s remembrance has been moved up one weekend because of the closeness of the Christmas holiday to the following weekend. 
    Every year, Palmer said the NVC seeks donations to buy wreaths for the 8,000 veterans who are interred at the cemetery. He said the cemetery adds upward to 400 veterans who died during the calendar year. 
  • Annual Buster Miller Memorial Junior Rodeo held in Battle Mountain
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:00 AM
    On Sept. 28, in Battle Mountain, youth ranging from 0-13 yrs old competed in memory of Buster Miller.
    The annual Junior Rodeo gave out numerous prizes for every age group. 
    Contestants and their supporters enjoyed a great day. Many of these young cowboys and cowgirls have been competing against each other for years and will continue to for many more. 
    To kick off the beautiful day, Quil Filipinni performed the National Anthem on her violin while Huntley Byrd carried the American flag around the arena horseback.  
  • Local Main Street America group needs community input
    Friday, October 11, 2019 1:00 AM
    It doesn’t take much to make a downtown area look attractive and inviting — a coat or two of paint, some planters with greenery, a stunning piece of artwork or two. What it does take is a concerted effort by the community to come together and share their ideas and vision. Winnemucca’s own Main Street USA committee is looking for community members to show up and share at their next meeting on Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Museum.
    The Main Street Program is a national effort to economically develop historic downtown areas across the country while preserving a downtown’s unique character. The movement grew out of the idea that a healthy downtown is vital to a community’s pride and economic wellbeing. The program is designed to foster a grass-roots approach to revitalizing downtown districts by encouraging local leaders and community members to share ideas and resources. According to the program’s flyer, a community’s reputation is based on the condition of its downtown area.
    Local organizers are seeking input from residents about what they would like to see in Winnemucca’s downtown district. The organizers would like to have a diverse group and invite all participants to the meeting. 
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