BLM director approves nearly $300,000 to improving conditions where wild horses and burros roam

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BLM NEWS RELEASE   As part of the Bureau of Land Management’s ongoing effort to engage volunteers in the stewardship of U.S. public lands, BLM Director Bob Abbey announced today that he has approved nearly $300,000 in the current fiscal year for 12 projects aimed at improving Western rangeland conditions where wild horses and burros […]

OPINION: Sandoval seeks a higher level of Silver State performance

SUBMITTED BY NPRI By Geoffrey Lawrence Every March, the excitement of sporting competitions captures the imagination of millions of Americans. Betwixt the NCAA basketball tournament and the genesis of a new season for professional baseball, it can be an exhilarating month for sports fans. What garners less attention from the average American during this time […]

County issues statement on employees’ news release

WASHOE COUNTY STATEMENT Washoe County Manager Katy Simon has issued the following statement regarding the press release from the WCEA: We just received word that the WCEA wanted to declare impasse, and we have not had an opportunity to discuss it yet with the County Commission. Our employees have been, and continue to be, very […]

Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Nevada

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DHHS FACT SHEET For too long, too many hardworking Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies and put barriers between patients and their doctors. The Affordable Care Act gives hardworking families in Nevada the security they deserve. The new health care law forces insurance companies to play by the […]

OPINION: Obama touts green energy ‘investments’ at solar facility employing 5 workers, relying on $54 million in taxpayer subsidies

SUBMITTED BY NPRI By Kyle Gillis BOULDER CITY — President Barack Obama touted investments in “renewable” energy Wednesday at the local Copper Mountain Solar 1 plant, although the plant has only five full-time employees. The plant, owned by San Diego-based energy company Sempra, was built in late 2010 at a cost of $141 million. Funding included $42 million […]

USDA financial assistance available to restore lands Impacted by 2011 wildfires

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is again offering funding to agricultural producers impacted by wildfires in 2011.  “With the recent announcement by Governor Sandoval that USDA has approved his request for disaster designation of Nevada counties, I am offering financial assistance to help farmers and ranchers restore the lands damaged last fall,” said Bruce […]

USDA designates two Nevada counties as primary natural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 2 counties in Nevada as primary natural disaster areas because of damage and losses caused by wildfires that occurred during the period of September 30, through October 5, 2011. Those two counties are Elko and Humboldt. In accordance with 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, […]

Governor’s mansion to go blue tonight

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – First Lady Kathleen Sandoval is pleased to join first ladies across the country in lighting the governor’s mansion blue this evening, March 21, in support of the “Light the Way” campaign, which helps spread awareness of recent revolutionary advances being made to empower individuals with Down syndrome. “Brian […]

ELKO: BLM completes Izzenhood prescribed fire

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ELKO – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office successfully completed a 1,200 acre prescribed fire within the 2011 Izzenhood fire area March 15, 2012. Working alongside fire crews from the Battle Mountain District and the U.S. Forest Service, the area was cleared of last year’s cheatgrass in preparation for upcoming herbicide treatment. A […]

Reid announces $950,000 grant for Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

HARRY REID NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.- Sen. Harry Reid today announced a grant of $950,000 for infrastructure improvements and for the development of a commercial site at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in Washoe County. The grant comes from the Economic Development Administration at the United States Department of Commerce. The funding will help create 128 […]

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