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Handguns as seen on display on the convention floor of the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show inside the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Handguns as seen on display on the convention floor of the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show inside the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 AM
An emergency directive and subsequent regulations that outline the types of businesses considered ‘essential’ or ‘nonessential’ in Gov. Steve Sisolak’s shutdown order did not mention one major industry — businesses that sell firearms and ammunition.
That’s because under a state law passed in 2007, the state government is explicitly prohibited from confiscating firearms or adopting any policies that impose “additional restrictions as to the lawful possession, transfer, sale, carrying, storage, display or use of” firearms, ammunition or firearm components in a declared state of emergency.
  • Teachers staying positive through COVID-19 closure
    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:00 AM
    Although hallways and classrooms remain void of students, teachers within the LCSD are hard at work engaging students from afar, and celebrating special days in the midst of these uncertain times. Below are just a few of ways teachers have made lemons into lemonade. 

  • 'The Outside Guide' brought to you by Nevada Outdoor School
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 AM
    Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service guidance, indicates that opportunities to continue dispersed recreation may remain during the current reality we are all facing as a result of COVID-19.
  • LHS presents ‘Aladdin’
    Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Lowry High School drama and stagecraft students recently presented Disney’s ‘Aladdin” to a full house of fans over the course of a week. Director Corrine James was at the helm of rehearsals that included choreography, set design and costumes. 

  • Governor bans gatherings of 10+ people
    Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    Governor Steve Sisolak signed an emergency directive banning gatherings of 10 or more people in public spaces including parks, social clubs, libraries and parking lots. It is the latest in a series of orders forcing “aggressive social distancing” to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    While many Nevadans have adhered to social distancing practices to stem the spread of COVID-19, some are ignoring warnings, he said in a Facebook Live briefing on March 24.
  • County commission looks to reduced budget for upcoming fiscal year
    Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    It was a grim budget workshop the Humboldt County commissioners faced at the March 23 meeting. The budget was tentatively approved and will come back for final approval at future commissioner meetings.
    Each year, the county commission is required by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) to conduct budget hearings for the new fiscal year. It was the first public meeting for the county’s budget.
  • Food industry sources urge Americans to shop as they normally would
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    Most Lovelock shoppers know the checkers by their first names. They don’t have to glance at their nametags. Every day, Richelle, Patty, Paul and Dan check out long lines of Safeway customers. Lorrie, Alicia, Melissa and others bag the groceries or stock the shelves. Since the coronavirus struck, there’s no downtime.
  • Nevada officials, native community members grapple with high rate of missing and murdered indigenous women
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    An indigenous woman lies flat on the ground, immobile.
    As a drum slowly crescendos, she tries to rise, struggling against an invisible weight pinning her to the ground. But then the sound of the drumbeat fills the space, and she moves with graceful strength, embracing the music and losing herself in the dance until she is fully upright, fist in the air.
    “I end with my fist in the air for all the women who aren’t with us or who need to feel their strength, as I’m trying to feel mine,” Fawn Douglas told The Nevada Independent as she described a dance she choreographed titled “Rise of the Deer Woman.” 
  • LCSD students and staff adjust to closures
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    The spring-like weather before school was suspended had everyone out enjoying the sunshine at the elementary. We even had students cleaning up the playground on their own will. In addition, Lander County School District employees handed out free breakfasts and lunches last week.
  • Relationship-centered care seminar held in Winnemucca
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    Dr. Jennifer Carson from UNR presented a 2-day seminar, Bravo Zulu, covering relationship-centered care. 18 attendees learned much about caring for loved ones, listening carefully to wants and needs, and following through to make sure that wishes are met. 
  • Indy Explains: What unemployment insurance can — and can’t — do to ease coming wave of joblessness
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    Earlier this month, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation issued a press release with a jubilant headline: “Nevada’s Unemployment Rate Hits an All-Time Low.”
    Just two weeks later, as a wide swath of businesses are ordered shut for a month to slow the spread of a virus that has no treatment or vaccine and threatens to overwhelm the health care system, the department is doing an about-face — advertising extended hours and bracing for a flood of unemployment claims.
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