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Some residents got started on holiday decorations last week. To enter the “Light Up Lovelock” contest, complete entry forms at Ruffles N Rednecks or Temptations by Friday, Dec. 3.
Some residents got started on holiday decorations last week. To enter the “Light Up Lovelock” contest, complete entry forms at Ruffles N Rednecks or Temptations by Friday, Dec. 3.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
Local residents and business owners are reminded that the entry deadline for the “Light Up Lovelock” holiday decorating contest is Dec. 3. 
Entry forms can be picked up at Ruffles N Rednecks or Temptations and should be returned to those shops by the deadline this Friday.
Decorations must be ready for judging by December 4 and winners will be announced on Dec. 11 according to the “Twilight Twinkles” Facebook page. Gift cards could be awarded to first, second and third place winners in the residential category and business owners will receive framed certificates for the first, second and third place business decoration entries.
  • Snow-cover critical for revegetation following forest fires
    Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:00 AM
    With wildfires devastating mountain ecosystems across the western United States, their successful forest revegetation recovery hinges on, among other factors, an adequate lasting snowpack, according to research by the University of Nevada, Reno and Oregon State University.
    “Our study illustrated that summer precipitation, snow cover and elevation were all important drivers of revegetation success,” said Anne Nolin, a hydrologist and geography professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and formerly at Oregon State University. “In particular, we found that snow cover was a critical explanatory variable for revegetation in the Oregon and Washington Cascades. This could help inform revegetation management practices following severe wildfires.”
  • Statewide First-Gen Network uses Dean’s Future Scholars Program as a model
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    The overwhelming 21-year success of the Dean’s Future Scholars Program at the University of Nevada, Reno has led to the launch of a statewide initiative, the Nevada First-Gen Network, to help students graduate from high school and achieve higher education – the first in their families to do so.
    Through a bill first sponsored by Senator Heidi Seevers Gansert in the 2021 Nevada legislature, which led to using federal American Rescue Plan funds through SB461, the new program is expected to distribute $725,000 annually in micro-grants to other organizations that serve the same demographic profile of students and can help students enter college. The total funding for the three-year project is $4 million.
  • Kids explore explosive science at the library
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    Kids at the Humboldt County Library recently explored physical and chemical reactions with projects such as making elephant toothpaste and seeing what happens when Mentos are dropped into a two liter bottle of Diet Coke. 
    Humboldt County Youth Library Technicians Jasmine Mendoza and Jayme Wells demonstrated several chemical and physical reactions between different substances, including what happens to ivory soap when microwaved in chunks (it expands). 
  • Lovelock Animal Shelter seeks support
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 AM
    Charlsie Duffy-Wilcox has noticed a change since she started at the Lovelock Animal Shelter in the fall of 2019.
    “When I first started, we only had four or six stray or surrendered dogs, and I thought that was a handful,” she says. “Today we have seventeen.”
    The influx coincides with current events.
  • Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin
    Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:00 AM
    Contemporary art exhibition “Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin” will be on display through June 3, 2022, at the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum. 
  • Winter Care for Livestock
    Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:00 AM
    Most of Nevada’s cattle and sheep are raised on the open range, however, many smaller livestock producers, like those who raise horses, goats and even pigs need to provide their animals with some shelter in the winter time. Although, animals have their natural coats which allow them to endure much colder temperatures than people can tolerate. When animal housing is designed for human comfort, it can actually be too warm and unhealthy for animals. Buildings with plugged air cracks and windows covered with double plastic are often poorly ventilated. This situation can result in a buildup of moisture and animal odors, creating an unhealthy environment.
  • Procession honors K9 Gripper
    Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:00 AM
    A procession of emergency vehicles from several agencies escorted retired K9 Gripper through Winnemucca to his final resting place at home last week after his recent passing.
    Gripper spent several years as a K9 officer with the Nevada Highway Patrol as a narcotics detection dog with his partner, handler and best friend Detective Tim Raabe based in Winnemucca.   
  • Protesters halt lithium air permit hearing
    Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    Protester disruptions at the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection proposed Thacker Pass lithium project air quality permit hearing caused organizers to cut the meeting short midway through the public comment period. 
    A decision on the permit has not been issued although the division has issued an intent to issue the permit for phase one of the project in its draft permit as all reported and modeled figures fall within acceptable regulation standards. 
  • Southwest Gas faces pressure from climate groups, investors as it charts future
    Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    Regulators are turning their attention to natural gas as the state seeks to transition away from burning fossil fuels to meet a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
    At the center of this transition is one company with deep connections across Nevada: Southwest Gas. The company is the state's largest utility provider of the methane gas used in businesses and homes — and it is working to grow its footprint. In recent years, the company has received permission to expand its service into rural communities, including Spring Creek and Mesquite.
  • Winnemucca Community Garden is getting a facelift
    Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Community Garden recently had an update thanks to an American Association of Retired Persons that included new raised beds, a paver patio and updated map (shown). The work to install the new equipment was completed by volunteers and the map by City Manager/Engineer Alicia Heiser. The garden still has many projects to complete and they are always looking for funding and volunteers to complete new projects.
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