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Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:00 AM
The special use permit for a new wildlife sanctuary is on hold until the next planning board meeting. Pershing County District Attorney Bryce Shields is reviewing why the proposed Tiger Preservation Center of Nevada was rejected earlier by Lyon County and other county concerns.
According to news reports, the Tiger Preservation Center near Cave Junction, Oregon is closed but the non-profit’s website urges supporters to “stay tuned for the BIG changes coming.” Now called the Tiger Preservation Center of Nevada, the wildlife facility is still located in Oregon.
  • Pandemic life spurred more animal adoptions, but economic difficulties remain a concern
    On Friday, March 13, as the state prepared to shut down, the fate of many four-legged, feathered and scaled residents hung in the balance.
    Greg Hall, CEO of the Nevada Humane Society, which has a presence in Reno and Carson City, organized a late-night emergency call with staff. They discussed how to operate amid the threat of COVID-19, a potentially lethal virus that carried so many unknowns. Meanwhile, seven hours south, staff at The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas braced for the worst.
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  • BLM names new Deputy State Director for Resources, Lands and Planning 
    Alan Shepherd has been named the Deputy State Director for Resources, Lands and Planning for the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada. He replaces Raul Morales who retired in 2019.
    Shepherd has more than 30 years of experience in the management of public lands, including extensive knowledge in wild horse and burro management, wildlife, vegetation and range management, budget formulation and execution, and land use planning.
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  • Winter weather predictions for Northern Nevada
    Most people have heard of El Niño and La Niña, but what are these weather terms and how do they affect us? 
    El Niño (Spanish for “the little boy”) and La Niña (Spanish for “the girl”) are extreme phases of a naturally occurring climate cycle.
    Both terms refer to large-scale changes in sea-surface temperature across the eastern tropical Pacific. 
    Usually, sea-surface readings off South America’s west coast range from 600 to 700 Fahrenheit (F), while they exceed 800 F in the “warm pool” located in the central and western Pacific. 
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The PCHS volleyball team won a Division III state championship at Galena High School in Reno in Nov. 2012. The team included standing (left to right) assistant coach Shelbey Wanner, head coach Shauna Bake, Maria Montes, Abby Bake, Melissa Gonzalez, Bailey Wanner, Mikayla Montes, manager Hannah McCurley and assistant coach Emilee Houston. Sitting (left to right) Sarita Jo Condie, Rocio Tores and Leah Holland.
The PCHS volleyball team won a Division III state championship at Galena High School in Reno in Nov. 2012. The team included standing (left to right) assistant coach Shelbey Wanner, head coach Shauna Bake, Maria Montes, Abby Bake, Melissa Gonzalez, Bailey Wanner, Mikayla Montes, manager Hannah McCurley and assistant coach Emilee Houston. Sitting (left to right) Sarita Jo Condie, Rocio Tores and Leah Holland.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:00 AM
Each volleyball season, Pershing County High School coach Monica Halverson comes up with a new motto for her team. 
This season’s theme is, “Together: small in numbers, but mighty in play and focus.” 
Over the years, coaches like Halverson, Shauna Bake and Lisa Clark have challenged the Mustangs to outplay competitors from larger schools. 
As a result, the girls play hard and are fun to watch.
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