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Sgt. Christina Aguilar of the Nevada Army National Guard presents a flag to Diane Martinez.
Sgt. Christina Aguilar of the Nevada Army National Guard presents a flag to Diane Martinez.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:00 AM
The Nevada Veterans Coalition remembered 24 veterans Thursday in the first unaccompanied service since February at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Because of restrictions placed on state facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic, all services were placed on hold although the individual veterans were interred at the cemetery. The state cemetery is one of two located in Nevada. The other cemetery is located in Boulder City.
NVC member and narrator Sharon Serenko said the service gives veterans their final closure and thanks them for their duty to country and their heroism to service. She reflected on the veterans as defenders of freedom, country and flag and said their deeds will live in our hearts. 
“Every monument tell a story of a life given in service to others,” Serenko stressed. 
  • Thankful for the open space of Nevada
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    Living in rural Nevada affords us wide-open spaces, big vistas, and a relatively small population for all this space.  
    Having access to nature, in our yards, parks, and public lands is something we should not take for granted.  
  • FCAA providing free lunches for kids
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Frontier Community Action Agency is sponsoring free lunches for children 18 years of age and younger. They are available behind the Pershing County Community Center Monday through Friday from noon until 1 p.m.
  • Murals highlighting diversity going up on University of Nevada campus
    Monday, July 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    The University of Nevada, Reno campus is currently moving forward on the creation of a large-scale art mural project. The project consists of two thematically related murals, one located on the east-facing façade of Sierra Hall on Virginia Street at 10th Street, and one interior to campus located on the west-facing wall of the Ansari Business Building auditorium, between Ansari and the Pennington Student Achievement Center. Both murals are expected to be completed in July.
  • Nevada’s state museums set to reopen mid-June into July; new hours scheduled
    Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada’s state museums will open their doors later this month and in July, welcoming back visitors to experience the stories and artifacts of the Silver State.  
    “Nevada treasures such as Coin Press No. 1, which minted coins at the Carson City Mint in the late 19th century, to the old locomotives that helped build the Hoover Dam, can be found in Nevada’s state museums,” Myron Freedman, acting administrator for the Nevada Division of Museum and History, said. “With the museums reopening, these artifacts again can be enjoyed by the public.”
  • MYT donates ‘blessing box’ to Lovelock
    Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    Miya Gallagher recently brought an idea to the Mustang Youth Team for a vote. She was scrolling through Facebook and read about communities putting up ‘blessing boxes’ to help passersby in need.
  • Summer lawn care
    Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    As we move into the mid-summer months, I can see the affects of hot weather on many lawns.
    Most lawns in our area are composed of cool-season grasses (bluegrass, ryegrass and fescue).
    These grasses do well in the spring and fall due to the cooler temperatures. However, when the heat of the summer comes along, they shut down and go dormant.
  • Haybale Theater opens at Lovelock Speedway this weekend
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:00 AM
    Baby Boomers will feel at home. For many of them, drive-in movies were part of their childhoods and teen years. Younger people are in for a new experience. The Hay Bale Theater opens Thursday with the Lion King, Walt Disney’s G-rated animated musical. 
    Business owners Jill Plimpton and Andy Rutherford return to the Lovelock Speedway the next night, Friday, July 3. They’ll show Midway, a World War II film released last year. It’s rated PG-13.
  • Cookhouse Museum displaying the art of Derek Zacharias
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:00 AM
    The newest display in the Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum is featuring the drawings of local artist Derek Zacharias.
    Zacharias began drawing as a child and has drawn a number of buildings around Battle Mountain and Austin. However, Zacharias’ favorite thing to draw is wildlife.
  • WPD, community pays tribute to detective
    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:00 AM
    A procession honored Winnemucca Police Department Detective and community hero Matt Morgan, 47, who passed away unexpectedly while at work on Thursday, June 25, 2020, of apparent natural causes. 
    The procession made its way down Winnemucca Boulevard and encountered  flags, salutes, hands on hearts and countless people standing along the route to pay respect to Morgan and those who loved him. Morgan was being escorted from the Medical Examiner’s office in Washoe County to Sonoma Funeral Home. His escort included vehicles from the Winnemucca Police Department, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Department of Public Safety, Elko County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Highway Patrol, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Winnemucca Volunteer Fire Department, Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services, Fallon Police Department, Churchill County Sheriff’s Office, Winnemucca Rural Fire Department, Pershing County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada State Park Ranger, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Honor Guard, Lander County Sheriff’s Office and more. 
  • Pandemic doesn’t stop Nevada offenders from sowing 300,000 sagebrush plugs for habitat restoration
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), and Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) have partnered for a 5th straight year to engage offenders in restoration of the Greater sage-grouse habitat in Nevada. 
     The successful Sagebrush in Prisons Project has delivered more than half a million plants since it started in 2016. 
    This year, the challenges caused by COVID-19 have not prevented offenders at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC), Warm Springs Correctional Center (WSCC) and Lovelock Correctional Center (LCC) from growing more than 300,000 sagebrush plugs for local BLM Field Offices to restore public lands scorched by wildfire. 
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