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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
In a 4 to 1 vote, the Pershing County Regional Planning Commission recommended approval of a Special Use Permit with conditions for the county’s second industrial solar farm north of Lovelock. The County Commission next will consider the project and approve or deny the permit.
On December 5, 2019, the planning commission rejected an earlier permit application for the same project. At that hearing, “several items of concern were discussed and the Planning Commission ultimately denied the application because of the lack of information” according to the staff report by Planning and Building Department Director James Evans. 
  • Check cattle for lice in late winter/early spring
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    Now is a good time to check cattle for lice infestations. Although lice can be present throughout the entire year, high numbers of lice are most likely during winter months when cattle have longer, thicker hair coats, which make self-grooming less effective in reducing lice numbers. Hot summer temperatures, direct exposure to sun and rain showers, all play a role in reducing lice numbers and offer further explanation of why heavy lice infestations are most often seen during winter months.
  • In 2011, the Legislature created a mining oversight board — then it stopped meeting
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    When then-Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed Melissa Clary to the Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission in January 2018, her expectation was that the board would soon meet to help regulate an industry so intertwined with Nevada’s politics that it is recognized on the state seal. 
    But a year after her appointment, there was a problem: It never met.
  • Humboldt General Hospital welcomes second ‘Dr. Bright’ to organization
    Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    Janie Bright, PharmD, does not regret her decision to move to Winnemucca one bit.
    The new staff pharmacist at Humboldt General Hospital says she saw some wonderful opportunities in pharmacy here. Perhaps even more important, she was excited to move to a small community where daughters Kallie (8) and Brielle (5) can grow up.
    “Since we have moved to Winnemucca, this community has been so welcoming,” said Dr. Bright. “From the schools to everyone here at HGH, I am so grateful and excited for this opportunity.”
  • Mercury storage: Nevada gold operators sue Department of Energy over decision to ship mercury to private Texas facility
    Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:00 AM
    In 2008, Congress passed legislation to ban the export of mercury. The legislation, sponsored by then-Sen. Barack Obama, aimed to reduce global emissions of a toxin that can accumulate in food supplies after it’s released in air or water. Congress passed the bill with near-unanimity.
    But the export ban left a legacy issue — and a big one for Nevada’s gold mines.
  • Woodworker donates replica of courthouse
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    A tabletop replica of the Pershing County Courthouse has attracted donations for the Pershing County Senior Center. Designed by Lovelock woodworker Tom Hildenbrand, the little structure is for the birds and some lucky bird lover will take it home after the birdhouse raffle on May 1.
    A retired mechanic, Hildenbrand has cheerfully spent long hours in his wood shop building birdhouses for the annual senior center birdhouse fundraiser. This year, he also delivered a hand-carved raffle drum that holds hundreds of raffle tickets for the courthouse replica. 
  • Winnemucca Futures explores possibilities
    Friday, February 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    Editor’s Note: The annual Winnemucca Futures economic development forum took place on Jan. 30, and featured Humboldt County’s industry and government leaders. What follows is the second of a four-part series.
  • Managing pocket gophers
    Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    In the past few weeks, I have received several calls about how to control pocket gophers. 
    Apparently, the mild winter weather we have been experiencing last month has provided gophers the opportunity to expand their burrow systems. 
    These pests are very destructive to the alfalfa plants and harvest equipment. 
    The following are some important facts about these pests.
  • Patients, experts testify about the impact of rising drug costs
    Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    Casiano Corpus, a 37-year Nevada resident whose wife suffered a stroke in 2016, gave emotional testimony Thursday to state lawmakers on the anxiety and difficult choices the high cost of prescription medication has brought on him and his family. 
    “I have so many bills to pay, but I have to make sure she has the medicine she needs so she can stay alive. Sometimes I have to make a choice between which medicine I need to get her first,” Corpus told members at the first meeting of a committee focused on assessing prescription drug pricing. “If the price of this medicine would go down I would be able to put my money towards more food and cooking for my two sons. I would be able to support my family better and have less stress about living and paying day-to-day expenses.”
  • Regulators approve special pricing deal between Raiders, NV Energy
    Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    With roughly six months to go before construction of the $1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium is completed, the new Las Vegas Raiders have finalized a deal to power their new home through a unique, discounted and renewable-based electric rate provided by NV Energy.
    The proposed contract and pricing system were given a thumbs up from the state’s Public Utilities Commission in a draft order released last month and was officially approved on a 2-0 vote during the commission’s Wednesday meeting. 
  • Silver Dollar Club in Elko to close after storied decades
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Silver Dollar Club, an iconic bar dating to the Prohibition era in one of Elko's oldest buildings, is closing after 86 years of stories and songs rooted in northeast Nevada's Wild West days.
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