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  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue will resume its educational courses effective Monday, June 1. 
    According to HGH EMS Rescue Interim Education Coordinator Johnathen Prichard, all community offerings will resume their pre-COVID-19 schedules, including CPR AED courses beginning Wednesday, June 17, and continuing the first and third Wednesdays of each month; Community CEU courses the first Saturday of each month; and various other educational offerings. 
  • Cutting forages, how low should you go?
    Saturday, June 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    Soon, many hay producers will be harvesting their first cutting of hay. One question that comes up this time of year is, “What is the best height to mow forages for hay production?”
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 1:00 AM
    Gov. Steve Sisolak said new taxes are not the answer for Nevada’s massive budget shortfalls, and that without federal aid to state governments, cuts would likely affect K-12 education.
    In a wide-ranging web interview with members of the Las Vegas Chamber, Sisolak provided a few new details as to how the state plans to deal with an expected nearly $1 billion budget cut for the fiscal year ending in June, and potentially even worse shortfalls in the next fiscal year. The governor also suggested that if schools were to reopen in the fall, students may have to attend in “shifts” and only attend a few days a week to ensure compliance with social distancing measures.
  • Friday, June 5, 2020 10:00 AM
    As of the end of last week, Nevada small businesses had received nearly 38,000 loans under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, the fewest of seven states with similar-sized populations, according to an analysis of SBA PPP statistics.
    The loans gave the state $4.02 billion in funds through May 23 under the pandemic emergency loan program. Nevada’s 37,712 approved loans were on the low end among the seven states with populations between 2.9 million and 3.5 million. By April 13, the state had received 4,209 SBA-approved loans totaling $1.25 billion.
  • Friday, June 5, 2020 1:00 AM
    Each decade, Nevada grows by about two basketball courts.
    It’s hard to quantify, state geologist Jim Faulds says, but the comparison is about right. That’s because most of Nevada sits in the Basin and Range province, which is stretching.
    Things are moving in other ways too. Central Nevada is moving to the right relative to the Sierra Nevada by about a centimeter each year. 
    The movement is constant, but it’s usually absorbed by faults. 
    Walking outside on a warm summer afternoon or hiking in the backcountry, it’s easy to forget the dynamism underneath the Earth’s surface — until these movements cause a major earthquake. 
  • Friday, June 5, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada lawmakers will likely need to hold a special session dedicated to redistricting next summer after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused months of delays in the once-a-decade federal census.
    Attorneys for the Legislative Counsel Bureau told lawmakers on an interim redistricting commission on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic, and subsequent delays in scheduled 2020 census activities, meant that the state would not receive demographic data needed for the redistricting process until after the end of the 120-day legislative session in 2021.
  • Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:00 AM
    Remembering the classic Rule of Three, brings us to our final topic in our Spring Survival Series. 
    It is said that a human can survive three weeks without food, three days without water, three hours without shelter and three minutes without oxygen. 
    Many find it hard to believe the ‘three hours without shelter’, perhaps because they have never been wet, standing in gale force winds, in freezing temperatures.
  • Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:00 AM
    As I mention to family and friends, times are changing and even when the coronavirus has been tamed, the world will be different: more Zoom meetings, additional opportunities to work and/or learn from home, novel ways to connect from a distance when meeting in person is impossible… Virtual connections abound.
  • Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:00 AM
    Congress recently passed a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, giving money to colleges to give back to degree-seeking students in need.
    The University of Nevada, Reno received $7.1 million as part of this funding and is working to inform students how to apply for this one-time, limited allocation of funds. 
    “We appreciate the federal government’s recognition of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in your lives and in providing funding to our students,” Tim Wolfe, University director of financial aid, said. 
  • Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada’s state government plus local and county governments have already seen tax revenues fall drastically because of the economic shutdown of the COVID-19 crisis.
    Yet if the U.S. Senate fails to pass the $3 trillion “HEROES Act” relief package, job losses and programs cuts for state and local governments could become much worse, state Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas, said on Nevada Newsmakers.
    “It is unfortunate that cuts are going to be a real part of how we balance the budget over the next year,” Cancela told host Sam Shad. “And if Congress, the Senate in particular, fails to take action (on the HEROES Act) to ensure that municipalities and states can make up their budget shortfalls, it would put a lot of people into really tough situations.”
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