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  • Listen to your Mother, Nature that is
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:00 AM
    In May, the tradition is to celebrate Mothers.  One thing all mothers have in common is that they want to be listened to and heard. 
    There is a lot of wisdom in what most moms have to say, and Mother Nature is no different. 
    Depending on which cultural context you are interested in, there is an origin story that relates to the creation and expansion of life.  Nature, derived from the Latin word natura, meaning birth or character was first used to describe the entirety of the phenomena of the world, and was further personified as Mother Nature.
  • Harvesting wheat hay
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:00 AM
    So far, the local wheat crop seems to be doing well, despite the lack of irrigation water. 
    Wheat is produced in almost every state in the United States, and is the principal cereal grain grown in the country. 
    The United States is ranked third in production volume of wheat, with 1.74 billion bushels produced in 2017 growing season, behind only China and India.
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:00 AM
    Driven by a better-than-expected rollout of the COVID vaccine, a flood of federal stimulus dollars and pent-up demand to spend and travel, revenues flowing to Nevada’s general fund are projected to be more than $910 million more than what forecasters had predicted back in December.
    The revised forecast is a marked improvement from the Economic Forum’s last revenue forecast from December, when the five-member panel of appointed economists and analysts projected general fund revenues of $8.5 billion over the next two years — down about half a billion dollars from the prior budget cycle. This time, the Forum projected $4.4 billion in the fiscal year that starts in July, and $4.7 billion for the following fiscal year, for a total of $9.1 billion in the next biennium — a $586 million upward revision.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 AM
    A federal judge said Thursday he might issue an order to block a bid by prosecutors to have a state judge set a date as early as next month for Nevada’s first execution in 15 years.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 AM
    A former school teacher has sued the CEO of a major cryptocurrency company that wants to build a smart city in the Nevada desert, accusing him and his wife of sexually harassing her and creating a hostile workplace at their Lake Tahoe home where she worked as a nanny, tutor and assistant.
    Lawyers for Blockchains CEO Jeff Berns and his wife in turn are asking a judge to sanction the 45-year-old woman and her attorney, former Washoe County District Attorney Cal Dunlap.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Bird Creek and East Creek Campgrounds on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Ely Ranger District are currently closed for the 2021 summer season as both campgrounds are undergoing reconstruction and improvements.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 AM
    In 1981, lawmakers passed a bill earmarking five dollars from every state marriage license to benefit domestic violence programs. Forty years later, that surcharge has gradually increased to $25, but advocates and lawmakers say the surcharge still falls woefully short of meeting funding needs for those programs.  
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 AM
    A Fernley resident pleaded guilty today to using encrypted applications and online aliases to distribute child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 AM
    Local authority over COVID-19 restrictions has now been granted to all of Nevada's 17 counties.
    Masks remain mandatory, but control over most all other COVID-19 mitigation measures began May 1 under local plans in all Nevada counties, where capacity limits and social-distancing limits vary through the end of the month.
    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, has set a June 1 date for lifting coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide, including eliminating all capacity caps, with the exception of a mask mandate.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 AM
    Conservationists on the California-Nevada border are experimenting with a new way to try to revive forests devastated by wildfires: by using drones to rain balls of nutrients, soil and pine seeds over the ravaged landscapes.
    Teams working on the project told the Reno Gazette Journal that they hope it will prove to be an easier alternative to replanting by hand in order to replenish steep, remote and hard to reach areas that burn.
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