Volunteers needed to advocate for residents in long-term care facilities

DHHS NEWS RELEASE The State of Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division has added a volunteer component to its Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. Volunteers will serve as advocates for residents over the age of 60 living in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. According to the 2010 US census, baby boomers in Nevada who are […]

BLM offers opportunity to 4-H and FFA youth to train a mustang for adoption

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BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro program, in partnership with the Mustang Heritage Foundation, is offering a unique 12-week employment opportunity to 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth ages 15-18 to train a yearling wild horse, while earning up to $750 and preparing the horse to be showcased […]

BLM approves communications facility near Fernley

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BLM NEWS RELEASE WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office has issued a Decision Record (DR)  selecting implementation of the Shamrock Communications Inc. Rights-of-Way (ROW) Project with special stipulations.  The ROW grants to Shamrock are imminent and will complete approval of the project. The Shamrock Communications ROW Project […]

OPINION: Support needed for USA Parkway linking I-80 to U.S. 50

Dennis Stark, member of Nevada's Bicycle Advisory Board

Highway will connect Lyon and Storey counties and bring economic development to region Submitted by Dennis Stark YERINGTON, Nev. – Northern Nevada has an opportunity for much needed economic development. The USA Parkway Project is a proposed highway link between Lyon and Storey counties. It is a link that will improve travel and the commute […]

Vaughn Hartung joins race for county commissioner, District 4

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VAUGHN HARTUNG NEWS RELEASE Washoe County Planning Commissioner and small business owner Vaughn Hartung has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Board of Washoe County Commissioners, District 4. The seat currently covers Sparks, Spanish Springs and Wadsworth. In line with the needs of his district, Hartung voices his constant dedication to making Washoe […]

Senate Republican Caucus endorses Mari Nakashima St. Martin for State Senate District 9

NV SENATE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS NEWS RELEASE FALLON – The Nevada Senate Republican Caucus today endorsed Mari Nakashima St. Martin for State Senate District 9. “Mari is a third-generation Nevadan who cares deeply about our state,” said Nevada Senate Minority Leader Mike McGinness, R-Fallon. “She will provide a fresh perspective to our caucus as we work […]

Senator Greg Brower files for election

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Sen. Greg Brower (R – Reno) filed his declaration of candidacy today, formally starting his 2012 campaign for Senate District 15. Brower was appointed to the State Senate in 2011 upon the retirement of the late Senator Bill Raggio. Following redistricting, his district has remained largely the same and includes portions of […]

Nevada Conservation League releases 2012 early endorsements

NCL NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Conservation League released its early endorsements in the 2012 election today. The organization endorses pro-conservation candidates in state legislative races. The early endorsements are reserved for incumbent lawmakers with a strong pro-conservation voting record. “These elected officials have demonstrated a strong regard for conservation issues in their […]

Scott Kelley announces Reno City Council run

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SCOTT KELLEY NEWS RELEASE Scott Kelley has announced he is running for the open Reno City Council at-large position. Kelley, 35, is the sales manager for Allegra Printing, a trustee on the Washoe County School Board and member of local boards and committees focused on education, finance and economic development. He has lived in Nevada […]

Elko District BLM wraps up rehabilitation work

A BLM tractor pulls three disc trailers doing seeding on the Griswald Fire area in November 2011.

BLM NEWS RELEASE ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District is wrapping up the first phase of Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation work across the District. Weather conditions this winter have been ideal for BLM crews to complete nearly 100,000 acres of seeding treatments across the landscape aiding the recovery of areas burned […]

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