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Hadley Nield showing his market goat 2.
Hadley Nield showing his market goat 2.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00 AM
4-H and FFA can connect young people to the community and an animal or two. The Lander County 4-H Youth Development Program and Battle Mountain FFA provided hands-on learning for kids, May 4-8, 2022, through the Nevada Junior Livestock Show held at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
  • Pershing County 4-H Livestock Show was magical
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00 AM
    As spectators, competitors, and supporters attended the Pershing County 4-H Livestock show and sale on May 1, they entered an enchanted building decorated with a Disney theme.  
    Forty-nine local youth members comprised of both 4-H and FFA participated in the show, ranging from ages 4 to 18, demonstrating a variety of animals, including pigs, steer, sheep, and goats.
  • Candidates field questions during Q&A session
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00 AM
    Voting is a fundamental element of a democratic society and allows citizens to have their say in how their local government is run. Being an informed voter is just as important as voting itself, as it is every voter’s responsibility to know how public officials will articulate their civic duties. 
    Meet the Candidates Night, hosted by the Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce at the Convention Center, provided voters the opportunity to get to know those running for public office face-to-face and hear from them in a Q and A forum with questions randomly selected from local citizens. 
    Most of the official races for the county will be decided at the Primary Election on June 14 with early voting held May 28 to June 10, so if voters want their say, they should vote in the Primary Election, as well as the General Election on Nov. 8. 
  • Portuguese Festa is back!
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00 AM
    Queen Isabel would be proud. So would Saint Anthony, the patron saint of Portugal. On Sunday, May 22, Alyse Blanchard and Izzah Foley represented them in the 86th annual Portuguese Festa parade.
  • Round Table Discussion in Denio
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    Friends of the Denio Library hosted a Round Table Discussion with local longtime residents of the Denio, NV and Fields, OR area on March 31.  
  • ‘Another challenging year:’ Nevada faces continued wildfire risk amid drought
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    In a third year of drought, Nevada officials are preparing for several hot months that could see high-elevation blazes ignite across the West, straining frontline fire crews and limited resources.
    In a briefing to Gov. Steve Sisolak last week, the state’s Division of Forestry and federal officials laid out plans to confront wildfires, while providing an overview of what to expect heading into a year that has already seen large wildfires, including a devastating fire in northern New Mexico. 
    This week, The Nevada Independent interviewed Ryan Shane, a deputy administrator for the Nevada Division of Forestry, to get more information about the projections. 
  • How to participate in Nevada’s 2022 primary election
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    It can be a dizzying affair, especially if you’re not constantly plugged into the political scene. Then, slowly but surely, campaign ads creep onto television airwaves and flyers clog mailboxes again. 
    We’re at that juncture again as the calendar swiftly moves toward June 14 — Nevada’s primary election. But what exactly is a primary election?
    Think of it in terms of a professional automobile race: Much like a qualifying race determining which drivers move on to the main event, the primary election accomplishes the same purpose. Candidates filed for office in March, and the primary election will whittle down that field before the general election in November.
  • Sheriff’s office utilizes scenario-based training
    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    Providing consistent realistic training experience for law enforcement officers that is neither monotonous nor repetitive can prove to be quite problematic if officers do not have the proper resources. Fortunately, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) recently received community grant funding from Nevada Gold Mines to purchase a Laser Shot Scenario Based Training System (LSATS). 
  • 86th annual Portuguese Festa celebration this weekend
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 AM
    After not taking place the last two years, the I.D.E.S. Society of Lovelock will hold its 866h Annual Festa this Sunday. 
    Everyone in the community is invited to take part in the Festa, which is a religious, civic, and cultural celebration of Thanksgiving. The Festa is sponsored by persons of Azorean-Portuguese descent to commemorate the end of a dreadful famine in Portugal in the year 1323.  The letters I.D.E.S. stand for ‘Irmandade do Divino Espirito Santo’ in Portuguese. 
  • BLM Nevada’s Fire Prevention Team kicks off their campaign to stop human-caused wildfires
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 AM
    Despite what people may think, most of the wildfires in Nevada are not caused by unattended campfires or discarded cigarettes, though both can be very dangerous. The Nevada’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Fire Prevention Team has launched its wildfire prevention campaign, Spark Safety, Not Wildfires, to educate travelers and tourists on how to practice fire safety while enjoying Nevada’s wondrous countryside.
  • Nevada Water Rights, Part 2
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:00 AM
    This is the second article about Nevada Water Rights. This article will discuss the main differences between surface water rights and groundwater rights as defined by the Nevada Revised Statutes.
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