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  • Pandemic life spurred more animal adoptions, but economic difficulties remain a concern
    Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    On Friday, March 13, as the state prepared to shut down, the fate of many four-legged, feathered and scaled residents hung in the balance.
    Greg Hall, CEO of the Nevada Humane Society, which has a presence in Reno and Carson City, organized a late-night emergency call with staff. They discussed how to operate amid the threat of COVID-19, a potentially lethal virus that carried so many unknowns. Meanwhile, seven hours south, staff at The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas braced for the worst.
  • Girl Scouts, NMA team up for patch program
    Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    For Nevada's kids looking to add a little something different, interactive and educational, they’re in luck.
  • BLM names new Deputy State Director for Resources, Lands and Planning 
    Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    Alan Shepherd has been named the Deputy State Director for Resources, Lands and Planning for the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada. He replaces Raul Morales who retired in 2019.
    Shepherd has more than 30 years of experience in the management of public lands, including extensive knowledge in wild horse and burro management, wildlife, vegetation and range management, budget formulation and execution, and land use planning.
  • Winter weather predictions for Northern Nevada
    Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    Most people have heard of El Niño and La Niña, but what are these weather terms and how do they affect us? 
    El Niño (Spanish for “the little boy”) and La Niña (Spanish for “the girl”) are extreme phases of a naturally occurring climate cycle.
    Both terms refer to large-scale changes in sea-surface temperature across the eastern tropical Pacific. 
    Usually, sea-surface readings off South America’s west coast range from 600 to 700 Fahrenheit (F), while they exceed 800 F in the “warm pool” located in the central and western Pacific. 
  • Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    Nevada artists who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply through Jan. 29, for a $1,000 grant to be used to alleviate financial pressures due to COVID-19. 
  • Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    Several rural counties across Nevada have started offering the COVID-19 vaccine to school employees, spurring hope among educators amid the pandemic.
    Carson City Health and Human Services started providing the vaccine Wednesday to interested staff members from school districts in Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County and Storey County as well as private schools, said Jessica Rapp, the agency’s spokeswoman. She said the health department, which serves the Quad County region, received clearance from the state immunization program to begin vaccinating school employees based off of a variety of factors, such as its vaccine inventory and appointment availability.
  • Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    The rival daily newspapers in Nevada’s largest city are trading new broadsides in their years-long legal fight over one of the last remaining joint-operating agreements in the U.S.
    Attorneys for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Las Vegas Sun went before a federal magistrate judge Tuesday to argue pretrial motions in an ongoing antitrust lawsuit.
  • Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    As we head past the holidays and into the heart of winter, the Better Business Bureau is advising people to stay alert for seasonal scams that often hit during the colder months.
    “We typically see an increase in a few different scams in winter: home improvement, snow removal, furnace inspections, and utility imposters,” said Jane Rupp, President and CEO of BBB Serving Northern Nevada and Utah.
    These scams are commonly door-to-door solicitations. With COVID-19 restrictions keeping more people at home, scammers have an opportunity to take advantage of more consumers.
  • Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    There are times when momentary forgetfulness pours into my already hectic life. 
    As my grand-daughter Ellie reminds me, “It happens!” but these blasts can also be frustrating. 
    I realize that I need to breathe deeply and relax, but sometimes that is challenging. An article in “Health Tips Now” provides some hints for lowering the opportunities for mental lapses to seep in. With a focus on lifestyle and diet, the author states, I can cancel some forgetfulness. 
    To begin with, I need to lower my intake of sugar. This is relatively simple as sweets just do not entice me like they used to do. 
  • German company to build 10,700-square-foot center at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center
    Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    Throughout the pandemic, companies from all corners of the country have been expanding or relocating to fast-growing Northern Nevada.
    Some are even migrating from across the pond.
    One of the latest international companies to carve out space in greater Reno-Sparks is German-based thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.
    A global supplier in the cement and mining industries, thyssenkrupp is investing in a 10,700-square-foot service and manufacturing center at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Storey County.
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