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Mason Nichols, Elijah Montes, Emily Montes, and Ayden (T. Rex) Montes march in last year’s kiddie parade.

The Kiddie Parade meets at the Train Depot at 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.
The parade begins at 10 a.m.
This year’s theme is Young Patriots. The children should wear red, white and blue.
Mason Nichols, Elijah Montes, Emily Montes, and Ayden (T. Rex) Montes march in last year’s kiddie parade. The Kiddie Parade meets at the Train Depot at 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. The parade begins at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is Young Patriots. The children should wear red, white and blue.
Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
The size of the Fourth of July Kiddie Parade fluctuates. Its theme is always a surprise. So is the weather. Still, the Lovelock tradition survives and thrives. 
Since the late 1970s, the Pershing County Cattlewomen have sponsored the annual parade. Spokesperson and organizer Darlene Moura has records dating back to 1979.  However, generations of Lovelock youth have marched down Main Street to mark the nation’s birthday. 
  • 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. 
  • Safety recommendations when baling and handling large bales
    Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:00 AM
    Hay harvest has begun. Many fields in the area have reached the pre-bloom or 10% bloom stage necessary for high quality hay.  By the time this article reaches the paper, most of this year’s first cutting of the hay crop will be complete. However, it is always a good idea to review some of the important safety items with yourself, family members and employees who are involved with the farming operation.
  • Elevation changes
    Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    One reason Nevada is such a spectacular state is because of the environmental variety that is housed within its 110,567 square miles.  
    Recognized as the Most Mountainous State, Nevada boasts 314 named mountain ranges and at least 100 more nameless desert cutting mounds.  With all that elevation change comes amazing flora and fauna (plant and animal) diversity and views that are legendary and vary depending on where you stand.  Elevation changes also mean variations in the availability of oxygen.
  • BLM asks public for help in preventing human caused wildfires
    Friday, June 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The arrival of vacation season and increasing wildfire activity with hot, dry summer weather in the West is prompting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to ask the public to help prevent wildland fires, the majority of which are caused by people.
    The Southwest and Alaska are currently experiencing fire activity, with numerous large wildfires occurring, and other states may experience significant wildfire activity over the next few months.  
  • BLM to host statewide public hearing regarding use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the Wild Horse and Burro Program
    Friday, June 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will host its annual statewide public hearing to discuss the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles and aircraft in the monitoring and management of wild horses and burros on public lands in Nevada. 
    The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Lander County Courthouse located at 50 NV-305, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. For the health and safety of participants, wearing of masks during the public meeting will be mandatory and all other CDC and Nevada health guidelines will be followed. 
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