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Research Scientist Timsy Uppal cultures and assays a sample while post-doctoral researcher Bhaskar Vadlamani is testing the SARS-CoV-2 nanosensor.
Research Scientist Timsy Uppal cultures and assays a sample while post-doctoral researcher Bhaskar Vadlamani is testing the SARS-CoV-2 nanosensor.
Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00 AM
Rapid detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in about 30 seconds following the test, has had successful preliminary results in Mano Misra’s lab at the University of Nevada, Reno. 
The test uses a nanotube-based electrochemical biosensor, a similar technology that Misra has used in the past for detecting tuberculosis and colorectal cancer as well as detection of biomarkers for food safety.
  • 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.
  • Dispose of unused prescriptions
    Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:00 AM
    People in Winnemucca who have unused and unwanted prescriptions laying around will have a chance to properly dispose of them this Saturday as part of the National Drug Take Back Day. 
    The annual Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National RX Take Back Day will be held at Ridley’s in Winnemucca on Saturday, Oct. 24,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Nevada schoolchildren invited to participate in aviation art contest
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Department of Transportation is inviting Nevada schoolchildren to participate in the National Association of State Aviation Officials’ art contest celebrating the ways in which aviation, hang gliding, hot air ballooning and other air sports connect people across the world.
    The national contest invites youth in three age categories between 6 and 17 to create original paintings depicting the contest’s “a friendlier world with air sports” theme.
    All art must be drawn by hand (not computer-generated) in permanent marker, crayon or paint on an 11x17 piece of paper. Submissions and official entry form must be postmarked by Jan. 19, 2021 to NDOT aviation program manager Kurt Haukohl, 1263 South Stewart Street, Room 319, Carson City, NV. 89712. Winning Nevada art submissions will then be entered into the national competition, with national winners automatically submitted into an international contest.
  • With Navy pushing to expand onto public land, Cortez Masto introduces an alternative — and reactions are mixed
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:00 AM
    For many, the preferred option was no expansion at all. 
    That’s the position the Legislature took last year when it passed a bipartisan resolution opposing the U.S. Navy’s proposal to expand the Fallon Range Training Complex on about 600,000 acres of private and federal land across five counties. At a public meeting in Fallon this year, speaker after speaker registered the same opposition: The Navy was asking them to give up too much.
    But the Navy remained undeterred in its goal: It wanted to expand its Nevada base. Its current training range of 228,508 acres was not large enough to accommodate modern warfare testing.
  • City and county plan for new economic development authority
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt County Commission in a joint meeting with the Winnemucca City Council approved a plan to begin forming a regional economic development authority (EDA). The EDA will include Humboldt County, the City of Winnemucca, and Pershing County. The plan was approved at the Oct. 5 meeting. 
    Humboldt County is currently a member of the Northern Nevada Regional Development Authority (NNRDA); however, the agreement with NNRDA will terminate at the end of 2020. The city and county have been an NNRDA member since 2017. 
    City and county officials said that forming a new EDA will allow for better control and more flexibility to attract the kind of economic development that aligns with strategic planning and resources. 
  • The Indian witch murder: Remembering Winnesheika
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:00 AM
    This Halloween, you’ll notice a phenomenon that occurs every few years or so. The second full moon of the month, a blue moon, will glow in the night sky. 
    Will the moon be blue? Possibly. As everyone knows, anything can happen in 2020. The moon can appear blue under certain circumstances, such as when ash is present in the atmosphere from fires or volcanic eruptions. 
    But, the name does not refer to the moon’s color. It comes from an Old English word meaning “betrayal” because the extra full moon betrays the usual limit of one full moon per month.
  • Nevada public land agencies reduce degree of statewide fire restrictions
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Bureau of Land Management, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Nevada Division of Forestry will jointly reduce the current 2020 Nevada-wide fire restrictions, effective for all three agencies by Oct. 16,  until further notice. 
    The reduced fire restrictions will allow campfires in designated campground areas within Nevada.
    Nevada has experienced an active 2020 wildfire season, with 709 fires burning 249,700 acres, the majority of which were human caused. 
    Even though the statewide fire restrictions are being reduced, fire managers want to emphasize that the potential for large and rapid-growing fires is still present. 
  • Calling teen artists:
Submissions now accepted  for 2021 Scholastic Art Awards
    Friday, October 16, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Museum of Art invites Northern Nevada’s creative teens (grades 7-12) to submit original artwork to the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards, the nation’s longest-running art competition. 
    From film to fashion, ceramics to photography, and all mediums in between, students are encouraged to enter their unique, personal visions via digital upload now through Dec. 10, at the Scholastic Art Awards website. 
    The Museum is hosting the regional Scholastic Art Awards for the 23rd consecutive year. 
    For the first time, the institution will partner with the University of Nevada Reno, School of the Arts, and College of Liberal Arts to present the exhibition and ceremony.
  • Fall is in the air!
    Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:00 AM
    Fall is in the air and starting to be seen in the trees! 
    Cooler nights and mornings, the changing of colors, school is back in session, and the holidays lingering in the future, once again in nature, and in our lives, it is transition time. 
    The harshness of summer heat and winter cold are offset by the transition seasons of spring and fall. 
    In northeastern Nevada, it is certainly a time for layers and being prepared for the change in temperatures throughout the day.  These times of transition are also a great for cleaning, checking, and restocking gear and supplies.  Removing dirt and grim and putting away clean equipment not only extends the life of the equipment, but may also reveal any damage.
    For camping equipment, washing your sleeping bags at the end of the season is usually a good idea.  Beware and follow washing instructions for your bag, but generally, a mild detergent in a washing machine works well. 
  • Pershing County 4-H takes strides
    Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:00 AM
    Pershing County 4-H Coordinator Colby Burke recalls a Eureka Moment. Over her years in Lovelock, she’s served on several scholarship committees. Graduating students earn thousands of dollars in scholarships every year.
    “I noticed that applications are often weeded out because the student doesn’t have community service listed,” she said. “With liability in this day and age, it is not easy to find entities that will allow you to get community service.”
    That’s one reason Burke resurrected the community club, a brainchild of Bailie Malay, a former coordinator. Once again, there are community clubs for 4-H members age five through 19 in both Imlay and Lovelock.
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