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The Purviance home was demolished in the mid nineteen-fifties but the church where Edna sang in the choir still stands nearby.
The Purviance home was demolished in the mid nineteen-fifties but the church where Edna sang in the choir still stands nearby.
Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:00 AM
Wikipedia’s list of ‘notables’ with ties to Lovelock includes nine people. Fame touched them all, but today many are forgotten even locally. 
Two were actors — Edna Purviance (1895-1958) and Wayde Preston (1929-1992). Purviance was born in Paradise Valley but grew up in Lovelock. She became a silent film star and Charlie Chaplin’s leading lady, making 33 movies within eight years.
  • Student poster contest raises awareness for home radon testing
    Friday, September 18, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada students are encouraged to exhibit their artistic skills to promote radon awareness by entering the Nevada Radon Poster Contest, with all entries due by Oct. 31.
    The contest is sponsored by University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Nevada Radon Education Program and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
  • With opioid-related overdoses on the rise, health care providers try preparing everyday Nevadans to respond to a crisis
    Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:00 AM
    Lab coat and webcam on, Atrio Ricarte pushes through his PowerPoint presentation over Webex.
    Although the setup on the web conferencing app is reminiscent of a now all-too-familiar online class or working-from-home videoconference, the content the Las Vegas based registered nurse is sharing may just save a life.
  • ‘Let’s Chalk About Mental Health’
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:00 AM
    Humboldt Connections Suicide Prevention in Winnemucca invites businesses and individuals to take part in an annual #KillTheStigma suicide prevention campaign by using chalk and sidewalks to create positive messages. 
    September is National Suicide Prevention Month and the campaign will help kickoff local awareness efforts. 
    “We want you to take to your local streets and driveways with your chalk and then upload a photo of your message of hope and inspiration,” said Humboldt County Juvenile Services Director Pauline Salla in an email. “To kick start Suicide Awareness Month we want EVERYONE to take to the streets with chalk and spread positive messages to help anyone who may be struggling.” 
  • As deadline nears, officials fear census undercount
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:00 AM
    As the end of the census approaches, Nevada's lieutenant governor said she was alarmed by data indicating an undercount in spite of population growth and information from rural communities and other organizations suggesting gaps in the count.
    A comparison of county census response rates between 2010 and 2020 shows more than half of Nevada’s counties have yet to hit response rates from the 2010 census with only a few weeks left for the count, Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall, who chairs the panel, told members of the Nevada Complete Count Committee at a Tuesday meeting. An undercount could mean less federal funding for a state facing an unprecedented budget crisis, because federal distributions are often designated on a per-capita basis using census counts.
  • Grass Valley Road construction finishes this week
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:00 AM
    The chip-seal construction project on Grass Valley Road/State Route 294 will finish up this week but residents should plan for a maximum 30-minute delay when using the road due to fog-sealing and striping. 
  • Fire debris declared non-hazardous, cleared for county landfill
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:00 AM
    Lab test results for the Main Street fire debris were released by the state last week. The reports indicate the rubble contains little or no hazardous material so it can be safely disposed of at the Pershing County landfill and not transferred to a hazardous waste disposal facility elsewhere.
    Debris samples from downtown Lovelock and the landfill were tested for asbestos, heavy metals and volatile organic compounds. No detectable levels of asbestos were found by the Asbestos TEM Lab according to that report for the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection. 
  • Six arrested following armed robbery
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:00 AM
    Six suspects were recently arrested following a late-night armed robbery where two victims were held at gunpoint and stripped of wallets, cash and other possessions in a parking lot in Winnemucca. 
    The incident occurred Friday, Sept. 4, at approximately 1:16 a.m. in a parking lot in the area of Great Basin Avenue and Palisade Drive, by Lowry High School. 
  • County assessor Jeff Johnson to retire
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:00 AM
    Humboldt County’s long-serving assessor Jeff Johnson is set to retire Sept. 18. Johnson said he will continue to work on land values before he clocks in for the last time.
    The Humboldt County Commission accepted the resignation of Johnson at the July 20 meeting. At that same meeting the commission appointed Andy Heiser to serve out the rest of Johnson’s term which expires Jan. 1, 2023. Heiser will then face election for the seat. Heiser has been with the Assessor’s Office for three years.
  • Bureau of Land Management to begin the 
2020 Diamond Complex wild horse gather
    Friday, September 11, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Bureau of Land Management, Battle Mountain District Office, Mount Lewis Field Office will begin a wild horse gather on or about Sept. 10, within the Diamond Complex located just north of Eureka, on the Diamond Mountain Range.
    The gather is expected to last 20-25 days.
    The Diamond Complex encompasses over 258,000 acres of public and private lands. The gather operation includes three Herd Management Areas (HMAs) administered by three BLM Districts in three Nevada Counties. The HMAs and BLM Districts include the Diamond HMA (Battle Mountain District), Diamond Hills North HMA (Elko District) and the Diamond Hills South HMA (Ely District).
  • The Sulphur Butterfly
    Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:00 AM
    Have you seen a large number of little yellow butterflies lately?
    If you were wondering what they were, they are Colias eurytheme, or commonly known as the Sulphur Butterfly or the Alfalfa Butterfly. It belongs to the lowland group of “Clouded Yellows and Sulphur’s” subfamily. 
    It is found throughout North America from southern Canada to Mexico, but is absent from the central and southeastern United States.
    Although, this cute little butterfly looks harmless, occasionally this species multiplies to high numbers, and can become a serious pest to alfalfa crops, because they are the butterflies of the alfalfa caterpillar. 
    The butterflies lay their eggs on the new growth of alfalfa when it is less than 6 inches tall. 
    Eggs hatch into green caterpillars in 3 to 7 days.
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