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  • Coalition honors 24 veterans in memorial service
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Veterans Coalition remembered 24 veterans Thursday in the first unaccompanied service since February at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
    Because of restrictions placed on state facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic, all services were placed on hold although the individual veterans were interred at the cemetery. The state cemetery is one of two located in Nevada. The other cemetery is located in Boulder City.
    NVC member and narrator Sharon Serenko said the service gives veterans their final closure and thanks them for their duty to country and their heroism to service. She reflected on the veterans as defenders of freedom, country and flag and said their deeds will live in our hearts. 
    “Every monument tell a story of a life given in service to others,” Serenko stressed. 
  • Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Department of Education (NDE)  announced June 29 that Nevada is one of four additional states to receive approval from the U.S. Department of Education for its career and technical education plan submitted under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). 
  • Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Pershing County school district has some deciding to do. Districts must submit reopening plans to the state by July 13. Because Nevada remains in Phase 2 of Governor Steve Sisolak’s reopening plan, schools must abide by social distancing and other health requirements.
    On Friday, the district sent out a survey seeking input from parents. The six-foot social distancing mandate reduces classroom capacity by about half, it explained. Therefore, to serve all the students, attendance may be staggered.
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 AM
    Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Wednesday that a special session of the Legislature is planned for July 8 to consider revisions to the devastated state budget.
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 AM
    As the Bureau of Land Management considers an emergency closure order to keep unwanted crowds off the Black Rock and out of Pershing County, Washoe County residents are sending out mixed messages according to BLM Winnemucca District Supervisor Ester McCullough.
    “The 4th of Juplaya Facebook page said don’t come, please stay away from Gerlach,” she said. “That’s where one of the Gerlach community members got on and said, please come, we need your business.”
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 AM
    The House passed a sweeping Democrat-drafted policing reform bill on a party-line vote last week after Senate Democrats blocked debate on a GOP policing proposal in hopes of forcing Republicans into talks on a compromise package. 
    The stalemate leaves the future of federal legislation on policing in limbo as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he does not plan to take up the House bill.
  • Opportunity knocks in Lovelock -
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:18 AM
    Soon, the sawdust will fly in the Pershing County High School shop building.  Great Basin Community College has joined industry leaders to offer Core Construction Training (CCT). The high school will host the 80-hour class Aug. 3-13. It will meet daily from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
    Since former principal Tom Brooks left the shop for an administrative post, the portable building behind the school has been quieter. That’s about to change.
  • Thankful for the open space of Nevada
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    Living in rural Nevada affords us wide-open spaces, big vistas, and a relatively small population for all this space.  
    Having access to nature, in our yards, parks, and public lands is something we should not take for granted.  
  • FCAA providing free lunches for kids
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Frontier Community Action Agency is sponsoring free lunches for children 18 years of age and younger. They are available behind the Pershing County Community Center Monday through Friday from noon until 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced plans to adapt regulations that would require a larger percentage of cars sold in the state to be electric -- as a way to cut back on air pollution.
    Under Sisolak”s “Clean Cars Nevada” initiative, six-to-eight percent of vehicles that auto dealers offer for sale for the 2025 model year must be electric. It comes after a report released earlier this year by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection that showed the state’s transportation sector is expected to be the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions through 2030.
    “This is one of our first steps in taking more aggressive action on climate change in Nevada,” Brad Crowell, director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said on Nevada Newsmakers Thursday.
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