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  • MYT donates ‘blessing box’ to Lovelock
    Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    Miya Gallagher recently brought an idea to the Mustang Youth Team for a vote. She was scrolling through Facebook and read about communities putting up ‘blessing boxes’ to help passersby in need.
  • Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    After years of being funded below its congressionally authorized amount, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) would receive $900 million a year under legislation approved by the Senate last week. 
    The bill, approved on a 73 to 25 vote, would also provide $1.9 billion a year for five years for deferred maintenance at the National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Education.
    The vote came as the House Judiciary Committee approved a policing reform bill that is likely to be considered by the full Democratic-run House next week. The chamber held no roll call votes last week. 
    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also approved a $500 billion transportation package last week that is poised to be voted on by the House before the Fourth of July.
  • Summer lawn care
    Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    As we move into the mid-summer months, I can see the affects of hot weather on many lawns.
    Most lawns in our area are composed of cool-season grasses (bluegrass, ryegrass and fescue).
    These grasses do well in the spring and fall due to the cooler temperatures. However, when the heat of the summer comes along, they shut down and go dormant.
  • Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    A majority of Nevada doctors believe they can only keep their doors open for another two to six months unless the volume of patients trickling back into their offices significantly increases, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association.
    Ten percent of physicians in Nevada reported layoffs, 15 percent reported pay cuts, 20 percent reported temporary furloughs and 30 percent reported a reduction in staff hours, while 55 percent reported none of those changes, according to preliminary results from the survey, which Dr. Ron Swanger, president of the Nevada State Medical Association, presented to the Patient Protection Commission on Monday.
    According to the survey, one in five medical practices has seen a decline in revenue of between 26 to 50 percent, while another third have seen a decline of 51 to 75 percent. 
  • Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    This month, hundreds of elected officials, state workers, lobbyists and members of the public will congregate in Carson City for a special legislative session to patch massive holes in the state’s budget.
  • Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    Of the more than 490,000 ballots cast in Nevada’s primary election, 10,799 were unable to be counted statewide — most because of invalid signatures that voters failed to “cure.”
    In total, 12,366 ballots statewide required a signature cure as a result of a missing signature or one that did not match the one filed with election officials, and 5,617 of those ballots were successfully cured, or resolved through follow-up. That left 6,749 ballots unable to be counted because voters did not complete the curing process.
  • Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    During last week’s virtual community meeting, Coeur Rochester officials updated concerned citizens on Stage VI Heap Leach Pad construction and other Rochester Mine expansion plans. They assured the community that environmental concerns are top priorities for the company.
    Construction in Limerick Canyon should “ramp up” in August but Limerick Canyon Road and other county roads will remain open to the public according to mine official Greg Robinson. There will be hundreds of contract workers living in or commuting to the Lovelock area during leach pad construction but there will be little increase in the long-term mine labor force, he said.
  • The Kiddie Parade marches on; fireworks sizzle
    Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00 AM
    The size of the Fourth of July Kiddie Parade fluctuates. Its theme is always a surprise. So is the weather. Still, the Lovelock tradition survives and thrives. 
    Since the late 1970s, the Pershing County Cattlewomen have sponsored the annual parade. Spokesperson and organizer Darlene Moura has records dating back to 1979.  However, generations of Lovelock youth have marched down Main Street to mark the nation’s birthday. 
  • Haybale Theater opens at Lovelock Speedway this weekend
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:00 AM
    Baby Boomers will feel at home. For many of them, drive-in movies were part of their childhoods and teen years. Younger people are in for a new experience. The Hay Bale Theater opens Thursday with the Lion King, Walt Disney’s G-rated animated musical. 
    Business owners Jill Plimpton and Andy Rutherford return to the Lovelock Speedway the next night, Friday, July 3. They’ll show Midway, a World War II film released last year. It’s rated PG-13.
  • Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:00 AM
    In his Friday update, Pershing County Director of Emergency Management Sean Burke reported six COVID-19 cases in Pershing County. One victim has recovered, two are isolating at home, one is in the hospital and one is asymptomatic. There were no details on the sixth case.
    “We have tested 40 percent of the total population (of Pershing County) with the vast majority of those coming from the prison,” Burke said. “Our partners from the Lovelock Paiute Tribe reported they have conducted 81 tests with no positives.”
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