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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:00 AM
We are seeking research volunteers at least 55 years old who live elsewhere in Nevada than Las Vegas or Reno and are interested in participating in an observational study. 
We need individuals without memory issues as well as people with mild memory problems. A stipend will be provided as a courtesy for participation.
 Together, we can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how we can improve brain health for you and your neighbors. 
Learn more at or contact our recruitment specialist at 702-701-7944.
In Rural Nevada, an Urgent Need to Reduce Dementia Disparities
  • LEOs collect toys, donations for local children
    Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:00 AM
    Local first responders and the Frontier Community Action Agency (FCAA) are teaming up this year for the seventh annual Christmas Cops program— a toy drive that  helps make sure that many children who might have otherwise gone without this Christmas, receive a special gift. 
    New, unwrapped toys—for children of any age— should be brought to WalMart on Dec. 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., where members from public safety agencies in Humboldt County will be waiting to help with donations. 
  • Understanding Expected Progeny Differences (EPD’s)
    Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:00 AM
    The annual Bull Sales are just around the corner, and many ranchers will be looking to improve their herd genetics for the upcoming year. 
    Some buyers will just use phenotype (how a bull looks) to select the bulls they want. While others, will utilize both phenotype and expected progeny differences (EPD’s) to help with their selection.
  • Great Basin College’s Respiratory Therapy Program gets influx of grant money from charitable trust
    Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:00 AM
    The Great Basin College Health Sciences and Human Services Department will now have the opportunity to hire a full-time faculty position and equip the skills lab for the Respiratory Therapy Program in thanks to recent funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
    Total funding provided to support the department and programming is $799,995.  
  • Battleground Nevada holds its purple hue, as Republican ‘red wave’ fails to gain traction in midterm elections
    Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:00 AM
    In the weeks before Election Day, Republicans across the country and in Nevada appeared poised for significant victories, buoyed by polls indicating GOP wins up and down the ticket.
    But as election returns slowly rolled in across the Silver State, the much-hyped red wave never materialized.
    Democratic incumbents in the Silver State emerged victorious in the U.S. Senate, three competitive congressional races and multiple statewide offices. Democrats also maintained and grew their control of the Legislature, gaining a supermajority in the Assembly and acquiring one additional seat in the state Senate.
  • Humboldt Ford anticipates opening new building early next year
    Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:00 AM
    Construction can seem like a never ending process, especially amidst a world that is experiencing continuous issues with rising inflation and material and labor shortages, but development at Humboldt Ford has made steady progress since February of 2021.
    Owners, Steve and Alethea Kuhn, confirmed that the project is approximately 80 percent complete and they are anticipating to open fully in just a few short months, in February of 2023.
  • Festival of Trees kicks off Christmas season festivities
    Wednesday, November 23, 2022 1:00 AM
    Christmas is quickly approaching and the 11th annual Festival of Trees is kicking off the holiday festivities on Nov. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the East Hall of the Winnemucca Convention Center. 
    From meetings and greetings with Mr. and Mrs.Claus, to an array of meticulously decorated Christmas trees and other holiday decorations, the Festival is going to feature something for everyone to enjoy—even the family pets! 
  • New resource sheds light on tree encroachment on sagebrush ecosystems
    Wednesday, November 23, 2022 1:00 AM
    Extensive research shows that native conifer trees, such as juniper and pinyon pine, have been increasing their footprint on the landscape at an unprecedented rate for the past 150 years, especially in places such as the Great Basin, where 1.1 million acres have transitioned from shrubland or rangeland to woodlands since 2000. 
  • Sources: Seevers Gansert tapped as GOP Senate leader ahead of 2023 Legislature
    Wednesday, November 23, 2022 1:00 AM
    State Sen. Heidi Seevers Gansert (R-Reno) will serve as the Senate minority leader during the upcoming 2023 legislative session, sources confirmed with The Nevada Independent last week.
  • After surviving re-election, Cortez Masto pledges to block national abortion ban, continue work on immigration reform
    Wednesday, November 23, 2022 1:00 AM
    After four days of counting ballots, news organizations projected that Catherine Cortez Masto had narrowly won her second term as U.S. Senator for Nevada, defeating Republican Adam Laxalt and securing control of the Senate for Democrats. 
    Cortez Masto entered the 2022 midterms as one of the most endangered incumbent senators, as national Republicans looked to seize on poor economic conditions and an unpopular Democratic president. 
  • Nevada Outdoor School receives $20,000 from the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:00 AM
    Nevada Outdoor School received $20,000 from the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada to support their Nature 
    In My World school-based programs serving youth in Pershing, Humboldt, Lander, Elko, Eureka, and White Pine Counties.
    Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community. 
    Through a variety of youth, training and community focused programs, NOS works to deepen people’s connection to, understanding of and respect for the natural world. 
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