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  • Are your plants turning Yellow?
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Last week I submitted and article about leaf scorch. I would like to follow that up with this article about iron chlorosis, because both of these conditions appear when the weather is very hot and windy, and both will make the leaves on shrubs and trees turning yellow. 
     Iron chlorosis is the most common micronutrient problem of ornamentals, shrubs, vines, small fruits and trees in western States.  
    New leaf growth on affected plants are yellow, light green, or white with distinct green veins resulting in interveinal chlorosis.  In severe cases, the leaves may be entirely white. 
  • Basin and Range National Monument BioBlitz to assist future planning activities
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    For three days in early June, 93 volunteers and agency and organization representatives fanned out across eastern Nevada’s 704,000-acre monument to observe and record the plants, small mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians using the iNaturalist application.
    So far, 1,728 observations and 406 species have been recorded. 
  • Winnemucca Pride held its inaugural event over the weekend
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Winnemucca Pride held its inaugural event over the weekend, complete with a parade, Grand Marshall Monica Gonzalez and visitor Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, a dog kissing booth, bands, food vendors and people dressed in all colors to support the event. The funds raised throughout the event were pledged to local nonprofit Humboldt Connection Suicide Prevention. 
  • Winnemucca hosts first Pride event
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Organizers and participants wearing all colors of the rainbow bustled along a staging area on Friday evening, tying up last minute details for the small Nevada town’s first parade celebrating its LGBTQ community. 
  • Sierra Motel fire debris cleanup progresses slowly
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    More than five months after a fire destroyed the Sierra Motel, the cleanup is finally underway. Charred debris is slowly disappearing from the site across the street from Lovelock City Hall.
    Lovelock Mayor Mike Giles said debris cleanup got started only after the city sent written notices and photographs of the debris to the motel owner in California who has not replied. If the debris cleanup is not completed in a timely manner, the city could eventually declare the rubble a nuisance, have the debris removed and place a lien on the property for the cost of the cleanup.
  • Lovelock animal shelter seeks volunteers
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 1:00 AM
    Charlsie Duffy-Wilcox, 32, has an invitation for the people of Lovelock, and a reminder. She invites people to come to the shelter at 700 South Meridian and spend time with the animals. And she reminds them to keep their dog’s rabies vaccination current. Also, dog owners within the city limits must register their pets every year.
  • LEPC gearing up for mock active shooter scenario at Learning Center
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 1:00 AM
    A full-scale mock active shooter field training exercise will happen on Friday, Aug. 13 at the Learning Center in Lovelock. The scenario will evaluate the response by law enforcement, emergency medical crews and other first responders to a stressful, potentially lethal situation.
    Pershing County Director of Emergency Management Sean Burke presented a written preview of the scenario to the Local Emergency Planning Committee during a tabletop exercise in April.
  • ‘The Stars and Stripes’ celebrates 160th birthday
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:02 AM
    What began as a small newspaper written and produced by a few Union soldiers in 1861 during the Civil War is now a journalistic tradition spanning 160 years. 
  • What is leaf scorch?
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    The past couple of weeks, I have been asked to look at numerous trees and shrubs that have dead, dried up leaves. The plants may just have the outer edges turning brown (appear to be burned) or the leaves are completely brown except for the main leaf veins. These symptoms would indicate a condition called “Leaf Scorch”.    
    Both of these conditions are called leaf scorch, caused by a tree or shrub’s inability to take up sufficient water to meet its needs under harsh summer weather conditions. Water is taken up by a plant through its fine feeder roots and transported through the vascular system to the leaves. When it is unable to take up enough water, the leaf tissue that is farthest from the major veins will dehydrate first. I usually see this condition on newly planted trees or trees with impaired root systems, dues to improper planting or poor soil conditions.
  • 4-H showcasing local talent during Frontier Days
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    Come see local talent and the handmade creations of our 4-H youth members at the Pershing County Community Center located at 820 6th Street on August 6-7.
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