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  • Utah man convicted of wildlife crime in Nevada
    Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:00 AM
    A joint investigation between game wardens with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and investigators with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has resulted in the conviction of a 22-year-old Utah man.
    Brayden Norton, of Washington, Utah was initially arrested in May of 2019 after an investigation determined he illegally shot a mule deer near Caliente, Nevada in November of 2016. Norton removed the antlers and left the rest of the deer at the spot where he shot it. 
  • Friday, October 23, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), the state agency that connects Nevadans to Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) through the online State Based Exchange (SBE), known as Nevada Health Link, announces the approved Exchange health insurance rates for Plan Year 2021 at an increase of 4.2 percent.
    Nevadans should understand that an increase in finalized rates also means an increase in subsidies to help eligible Nevadans cover monthly premium costs. Nevada Health Link is the only place consumers can access federal financial assistance (subsidies) to help offset the costs of insurance, and four out of five applicants who purchase a plan through the Exchange are eligible for financial assistance (tax credits).
  • Friday, October 23, 2020 1:00 AM
    Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty on Friday highlighted a Catch-22 that may stymie Nevada’s efforts to keep people in their homes during the pandemic: a federal eviction moratorium lasts to the end of the year, but federal funds to help renters must be used before the ban lifts.
    Hardesty’s observation came during a meeting of the Legislature’s Subcommittee to Review and Advise on Coronavirus Federal Aid. He noted that a legislatively approved eviction mediation program set to launch next week is backed by federal dollars that must be spent by the end of the calendar year, and then is scheduled to go away because it has no other set funding source.
  • Friday, October 23, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, announced the launch of the Nevada Health Connection, a technology platform designed to enable real-time referrals and monitor availability of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services in Nevada.
    The primary goal for implementing Nevada Health Connections is to improve patient access to treatment for crisis, substance use disorder (SUD) and behavioral health services.
  • Friday, October 23, 2020 1:00 AM
  • Friday, October 23, 2020 1:00 AM
    Around mid-day on August 19, NV Energy customers began to get texts, robocalls and emails asking them to please conserve electricity use between the hours of 2 to 9 p.m. over the next two days.
    The requests — in part marred by a “vendor error” that sent out robocalls in the dead of night — came amid a record-breaking Western U.S. heat wave and thick smoke from California wildfires blanketing parts of the state. But the utility said the effort worked — estimating a significant decrease in power demand over the two-day period that helped avoid power shutoffs or blackouts for customers in Nevada.
  • Burning and soil quality
    Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00 AM
    Why do farmers burn their fields? 
    Burning is one way to dispose of the straw left after harvest so fields can be made ready for seeding of the next crop. 
    Farmers and ranchers commonly use burning as a tool to invigorate vegetative production of pastures and rangeland. 
    The practice of burning is not a new idea but started many generations ago with the burning of grasslands. Burning is an inexpensive, labor efficient means of removing unwanted crop residues prior to tillage or seedbed preparation. 
    If completed correctly, burning can be an effective management tool.
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00 AM
    In a letter to students, faculty and other university personnel Friday, UNR President Brian Sandoval announced the university would move to fully virtual instruction following the upcoming fall break, a move that comes as the university has averaged nearly a hundred new COVID-19 cases per week and as the flu season rapidly approaches. 
    Sandoval’s letter also asks that students living on campus not return to their dorms barring “hardship or extenuating circumstances,” and that costs for room and board and parking would be prorated for students impacted by the closures. 
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00 AM
    Rural Nevada will receive $3,273,974 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through a federal program administered by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
    “These 16 awards and projects range from $12,229 for an extrication tool for the Ely Fire Department to $751,500 for a drainage project in Lincoln County,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “So important in all of this is the investment our rural Nevada communities make to our great State. I am glad to see that 102,657 Nevadans are estimated to benefit from these projects.”
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00 AM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment for land devoted to conservation purposes. 
    “CRP is one of the many ‘tools’ that USDA offers to producers and private landowners to help best manage sensitive lands,” said Richard Fordyce, Administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency. “Lands enrolled in this program conserve soil, improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, sequester carbon, and benefit agricultural operations.” 
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