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  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    Pershing County Economic Development Executive Director Heidi Lusby-Angvick spoke in favor of allowing entrepreneurs to test possible business ideas by renting the commercial kitchen at the Pershing County Community Center. She called the concept a “business incubator.”
    “The reason I put this on the agenda was because a business that wanted to use the community center kitchen and it was not approved through the commissioners,” she told the PCEDA board last week. “A kitchen incubator was something we discussed as a board several years ago. At that point in time, we did not really have any interest.”
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 AM
    With many areas of Nevada critically short of necessary teachers to fill classrooms, Humboldt County is no exception. For many years, the Humboldt County School District has filled teaching positions with long-term substitutes in order to provide necessary general education classes to students, as fully-licensed and qualified teachers are unavailable to fill the positions. At their meeting on May 10, the Humboldt County School Board unanimously voted to declare critical needs status for Math and Special Education positions, with board member Christopher Entwistle absent. 
  • Second annual scholarship awards light up the night
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 AM
    Dixie McKay is deciding what she’ll sing to set the mood. Corinne Nelson is busy making centerpieces for the tables. Everyone is getting ready for the second annual PCHS scholarship night.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 AM
    Those concerned about the future of Lovelock are invited to the third in a series of workshops on downtown revitalization. Results of previous surveys, workshops, economic growth strategies and management will be presented by local and regional economic development officials.
    The “Lovelock Downtown Visioning” event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 at the Pershing County Community Center in Lovelock. It will be hosted by Pershing County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Heidi Lusby-Angvick and will be facilitated by Western Nevada Development District Executive Director Sheryl Gonzales. 
  • 86th annual Portuguese Festa celebration this weekend
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 AM
    After not taking place the last two years, the I.D.E.S. Society of Lovelock will hold its 866h Annual Festa this Sunday. 
    Everyone in the community is invited to take part in the Festa, which is a religious, civic, and cultural celebration of Thanksgiving. The Festa is sponsored by persons of Azorean-Portuguese descent to commemorate the end of a dreadful famine in Portugal in the year 1323.  The letters I.D.E.S. stand for ‘Irmandade do Divino Espirito Santo’ in Portuguese. 
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 AM
    State auditors have tasked the Division of Child and Family Services with developing a plan to correct health, safety and regulatory problems plaguing child placement providers that came to light during a recent audit.
    The corrective action plan, which was presented to state lawmakers on Wednesday and is due in about three months, will come amid a staffing shortage and increasing stress on Nevada’s foster care system. Specifically, the performance audit of the division — conducted from July 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2021 — found that:
  • BLM Nevada’s Fire Prevention Team kicks off their campaign to stop human-caused wildfires
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 AM
    Despite what people may think, most of the wildfires in Nevada are not caused by unattended campfires or discarded cigarettes, though both can be very dangerous. The Nevada’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fire Prevention Team has launched its wildfire prevention campaign, Spark Safety, Not Wildfires, to educate travelers and tourists on how to practice fire safety while enjoying Nevada’s wondrous countryside.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 AM
    Facing a tough election in November, the state’s congressional Democrats are looking to energize their base voters as the Supreme Court is expected to overturn the constitutional right to abortion.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:00 AM
    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Friday he plans in two weeks to lift the state of emergency he declared during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
    In a statement from his office, the Democrat who is running for a second term as governor credited the declaration with giving the state “flexibility ... to respond to challenges as they arose.”
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:00 AM
    An avian flu that’s spreading quickly across the U.S. has been detected in the Pacific Northwest in two backyard bird flocks in rural Oregon and Washington.
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