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  • Check cattle for lice in late winter/early spring
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    Now is a good time to check cattle for lice infestations. Although lice can be present throughout the entire year, high numbers of lice are most likely during winter months when cattle have longer, thicker hair coats, which make self-grooming less effective in reducing lice numbers. Hot summer temperatures, direct exposure to sun and rain showers, all play a role in reducing lice numbers and offer further explanation of why heavy lice infestations are most often seen during winter months.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to help increase access to education, training and health care resources in rural communities.
    USDA is making $71.7 million in grants available under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program. This program helps rural communities use telecommunications-based audio and video equipment to connect teachers, students, medical providers and rural residents with each other and the world.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    In the past, the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association (NCA) has annually awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a first-year college student beginning to pursue an education within the agricultural industry. This original NCA Scholarship is open to all Nevada High School graduating seniors planning to attend a Junior or four-year University and majoring in an Ag related field. The amount of this scholarship has been raised this year from $1,000 to $1,500! 
    The NCA is now pleased to announce that they are awarding a new “second” scholarship opportunity, which will be targeted toward agricultural students that have completed their first year of college and are returning to continue working towards their degree in agriculture. It is called the Marvel/Andrae Scholarship, and the amount of the scholarship will be announced annually. The 2020 Marvel/Andrae Scholarship amount will be $2,500!
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Flying Saucer Trap Club of Lovelock, will be holding its annual Spring Trapshooting League starting March 7 and continue on March 21, April 4, 18 and the final shoot on May 2. 
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    Ryan Michael Manning, of Battle Mountain, was named to The University of Alabama Presidents List for fall 2019.
    A total of 12,050 students enrolled during the 2019 fall term at UA were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada saw a spike in registered voters in January, a jump that Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said is the result of a new law that automatically registered someone to vote when they apply for a driver's license or state ID card.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    An Air National Guard base in Nevada has proposed replacing its 25-year-old fleet of big turboprop planes that can carry troops or cargo with newer aircraft that are better for their firefighting capabilities.
    The Nevada Air National Guard Base in Reno has proposed replacing its eight C-130H aircraft with the newer C-130J model, KTVN-TV reported Friday.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    Farms and ranches in operations for 100 years or longer can apply for the Nevada Centennial Awards. The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is accepting applications for the 2020 Nevada Centennial Ranch and Farm Awards until March 20. The application is available online and can be submitted via email or by mailing to the NDA at 405 South 21st St. in Sparks, Nev. 89431.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada's most influential union is sending a subtle message to its members discouraging support for Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren over their health care stances even though the union has not yet decided if it will endorse a candidate in the Democratic presidential race.
    The casino workers' Culinary Union, a 60,000-member group made up of housekeepers, porters, bartenders and more who work in Las Vegas' famed casinos, began distributing leaflets in employee dining rooms this week that push back against “Medicare For All,'' the plan from Sanders and Warren to move to a government-run health insurance system.
    The leaflet said “presidential candidates suggesting forcing millions of hard working people to give up their healthcare creates unnecessary division between workers, and will give us four more years of Trump.”
  • In 2011, the Legislature created a mining oversight board — then it stopped meeting
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    When then-Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed Melissa Clary to the Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission in January 2018, her expectation was that the board would soon meet to help regulate an industry so intertwined with Nevada’s politics that it is recognized on the state seal. 
    But a year after her appointment, there was a problem: It never met.
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