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Librarians Unite in Asking for Statewide Funding

By Editor | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Teri Vance — Librarians and library supporters gathered Wednesday at the Nevada Legislature to promote the programs instituted with last session’s dollars and advocate for continued funding. “We are such a critical part of every lawmaker’s community,” said Diane Baker, interim director of the Carson City library and co-chairwoman of the government relations committee…

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Oasis Academy Designated as STEM Schools

By Editor | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Release from the Office of Governor — Governor Steve Sisolak last week that 10 additional schools have met the requirements to be designated as an official Governor’s STEM School.  The 10 new schools serve urban and rural students throughout southern and northern Nevada. “With more and more innovative, high-tech companies doing business in Nevada, STEM…

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Nevada’s tourism industry honors top supporters

By Editor | April 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Nevada Division of Tourism — A photographer, a winemaker and other Nevadans from different walks of life were recognized for their contributions to the state’s tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner April 11 in Fallon. Six Excellence in Tourism Awards were announced, along with two statewide awards — Excellence in Grant Writing and…

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Rural Roundup in Fallon This Week

By Editor | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Staff Report —  The Nevada Tourism Department hosts the annual Rural Roundup conference this week in Fallon. The conference kicked off yesterday, April 10th with four activities spread across the community. Tourism, marketing professionals, and local officials from communities throughout the state attended and were able to participate in their choice of trap shooting at…

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Industrical Hemp Production in Nevada

By Editor | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Leanna Lehman —  Nevada has recently legalized the growing of commercial hemp in the United States thanks to the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill last December. Ashley Jeppson from the Nevada Department of Agriculture, NDA, addressed local officials and Fallon Rotarians on Tuesday. According to Jeppson, there are now approximately 8,000 acres of…

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What is the DSA and How Does it Work?

By Editor | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Staff report — This information is taken from the Nevada Legislature website and is an attempt to explain and help in understanding the way the Distributive School Account works. The DSA provides direct state financial aid to school districts and charter schools for K-12 public education in Nevada. The DSA is based on a funding…

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National Work Zone Awareness Week

By Editor | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Carson City, NEV. – With numerous road improvement projects across the region, the Nevada Department of Transportation and Nevada Highway Patrol are reminding motorists to drive safely in road work zones every day, including during National Work Zone Awareness Week, held April 8-12. “Tragically, there are hundreds of crashes every year in Nevada road work…

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Rural Roundup Held in Fallon This Week

By Editor | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Submitted by the Nevada Division of Tourism —  Rural Roundup, an annual event, is the premier conference for Nevada’s rural tourism industry. Hosted by TravelNevada (the Nevada Division of Tourism), Rural Roundup offers quality speakers, training, education and networking for rural tourism professionals. The goal is assist Nevada’s rural communities develop and market themselves as…

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Equine Virus Delays High School Rodeo

By Editor | April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

  by Leanna Lehman — This Fallon high school rodeo that was planned to be held this weekend has been postponed due to a State issued horse quarantine resulting from a breakout of EHV-1, an equine herpes virus discovered at the Pahrump High School Rodeo in March. According to Kathy Gonzalez, Secretary of the Nevada…

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Blockchain Technology for Government Efficiencies

By The Publisher | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Senator Ben Kieckhefer — Efficient government operations are supported by all Nevadans, and they should expect that the state will be a leader in the adoption of technology that makes government even more efficient. We can — and we must — take the major steps toward efficiency provided by the use of blockchain technology.…

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