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Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:00 AM
After a presentation at the Pershing County Recreation Board meeting, Western States National bird dog competition organizer Bing Wesner was granted his request for $10,000. These funds will be used to increase the cash awards for the flusher and pointer dog events. 
  • New patrol cars cruise Lovelock city streets
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:00 AM
    New law enforcement vehicles cruising the streets of Lovelock have drawn good reviews from both his police officers and the public according to Police Chief Michael Mancebo. The 2017 Ford Interceptors should need less maintenance than the aging Ford Crown Victorias they have replaced, he said.
  • PCSD Wellness committee to review policies
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 AM
    Today about one in three schoolchildren are overweight or obese. Overweight kids tend to become overweight adults - and are at risk for a lifetime of chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease.
    The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 responded to the nutritional problems that plague K-12 students across the nation. It gave the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the authority to set nutritional standards for foods served in schools. It also authorized funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs.
  • Country Quilters donate quilt to senior class
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 AM
    Graduation is just weeks away. Soon Pershing County High School’s Class of 2017 will celebrate their once in a lifetime milestone. One annual celebration is different from most. It aims to keep the party goers safe and sober.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:00 AM
    WASHINGTON — In response to a request from Janice Kolvet, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Nevada, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Pershing County in Nevada as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a drought that occurred from Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Rye Patch truck stop approved
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:00 AM
    The defunct truck stop at Rye Patch will be replaced with a brand new truck stop after a special use permit was recently approved for the project by the Pershing County Regional Planning Commission. 
    The new gas station, truck stop, convenience store and restaurant will be just west of Interstate 80 and just south of State Route 401, the two-lane road to Rye Patch Reservoir. The new truck stop will be right across the freeway from the abandoned Burns Brothers truck stop on the east side of the interstate. 
  • Proposed Trump budget reduces PILT
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00 AM
    Communities that helped get President Donald Trump elected could be the hardest hit by some of his proposed budget cuts to programs like Payment in Lieu of Taxes, Community Development Block Grants and USDA loans that have benefited rural areas including Lovelock and Pershing County.
  • Fire season around the corner: Wildfire grants available
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Division of Forestry is requesting applications from volunteer fire departments in need of wildfire equipment. Grants are available for personal protection gear, new generation fire shelters, P25 compliant radios, fire hose and other equipment needed to combat wildfires across the state of Nevada. 
  • Lovelock Fire Department battles volunteer shortage
    Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:00 AM
    After an investigation uncovered no misappropriation of funds at the Lovelock Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Nathan Carmichael responded by reading aloud a two-page memo at last week's county commission meeting. The letter warns of a critical volunteer shortage at the fire department.
    The department is allowed up to 30 volunteers but the roster had declined from 22 volunteers about two months ago to 18 volunteers last week.
  • Nevada mustang lawsuit dismissed again
    Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:00 AM
    Wild horse advocates last week claimed a major victory in the endless legal battle over mustangs. A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld a dismissal by a lower court of the lawsuit filed by the Nevada Association of Counties, the Nevada Farm Bureau, Nevada Bighorns and Crawford Cattle.
    The lawsuit sought removal by the Bureau of Land Management of thousands of wild horses from public land in Nevada. The American Wild Horse Campaign, author Terri Farley and photographer Mark Terrell were granted the right to intervene in the case by U.S. District Court Judge Miranda Du.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:00 AM
    LOVELOCK — The Big Meadow Conservation District is a unit of state government that provides advice and counsel on natural resource issues. The District provides guidance and sets priorities for technical assistance of the cooperating agencies. BMCD should not be confused with Pershing County Water Conservation District or the Lovelock Meadows Water District as they are all different entities. The Big Meadow Conservation District holds at least three meetings annually with special meetings to be called as necessary. 
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