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  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    Thanksgiving is such a special time of year. It is not as crazy as Christmas with all of the extra shopping, gift wrapping, extreme baking, and trying to put a lovely touch on every moment. It seems that the fall and brisk weather make for a perfect holiday and time for family gatherings. A fairly calm time, especially as family members now do most of the preparation and cooking, it makes me feel fortunate in many ways.
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    Nevada's unemployment rate decreased a notch to 7.3% in October and the state added 11,200 jobs, according to figures released by the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
  • University offers series of online workshops on soil health
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    Whether growing crops for commercial agriculture or for a home garden, without healthy soil, crops will struggle. University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering an online series of six workshops to help growers understand and manage soil health.
    “Healthy soil is key to successful crop production,” said Maninder K. Walia, Extension assistant professor and field crop specialist, who has put the workshop series together. “By knowing the composition of your soil, how soils function, and ways to manage soil to promote short-term and long-term soil health, growers can prevent a lot of problems and make their job easier, as well as make their harvests more bountiful.”
  • Fatal Crash on US93A, approximately 28 Miles South of W. Wendover
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    Preliminary investigation revealed that on Friday November 19, 2021, at approximately 10:14 A.M., a white 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling southbound on the US93 Alternate, south of Elko County mile marker 28. (Approximately 28 miles south of W. Wendover) At the same time a white Ford pickup towing a flatbed trailer was traveling northbound on US93A, north of the Dodge. 
  • Statewide First-Gen Network uses Dean’s Future Scholars Program as a model
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    The overwhelming 21-year success of the Dean’s Future Scholars Program at the University of Nevada, Reno has led to the launch of a statewide initiative, the Nevada First-Gen Network, to help students graduate from high school and achieve higher education – the first in their families to do so.
    Through a bill first sponsored by Senator Heidi Seevers Gansert in the 2021 Nevada legislature, which led to using federal American Rescue Plan funds through SB461, the new program is expected to distribute $725,000 annually in micro-grants to other organizations that serve the same demographic profile of students and can help students enter college. The total funding for the three-year project is $4 million.
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    More than three-fourths of the state's corrections workers are either partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to figures from the Nevada Department of Corrections.
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    The state's top health official on Monday deactivated crisis standards of care except for northern Idaho.
    Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen issued the decision after health officials said the number of COVID-19 patients remains high but no longer exceeds healthcare resources in most areas.
  • “Light Up Lovelock” contest underway
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    Local residents and business owners are reminded that the entry deadline for the “Light Up Lovelock” holiday decorating contest is Dec. 3. 
    Entry forms can be picked up at Ruffles N Rednecks or Temptations and should be returned to those shops by the deadline this Friday.
    Decorations must be ready for judging by December 4 and winners will be announced on Dec. 11 according to the “Twilight Twinkles” Facebook page. Gift cards could be awarded to first, second and third place winners in the residential category and business owners will receive framed certificates for the first, second and third place business decoration entries.
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    A good sign that the Imlay water tank may need help is when more than a hundred rust spots appear on the floor of the structure. In two hours, scuba divers epoxied the damaged areas and videotaped previous reinforcement efforts intended to prolong the life of the tank another year.
    Pershing County Planning and Building Supervisor James Evans told county leaders that the tank will need annual cleaning and inspection by the dive team “so we can stay on top of it.”
  • Lovelock Animal Shelter seeks support
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    Charlsie Duffy-Wilcox has noticed a change since she started at the Lovelock Animal Shelter in the fall of 2019.
    “When I first started, we only had four or six stray or surrendered dogs, and I thought that was a handful,” she says. “Today we have seventeen.”
    The influx coincides with current events.
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