State of Nevada

NDOT Completes Replacement of Maine Street Bridge

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Transportation has reopened South Maine Street in Fallon following replacement of a bridge. A southern portion of South Maine Street just north of Wildes Road (State Route 118) was closed since early December as NDOT replaced the Maine Street bridge crossing the L Line Canal. The bridge…

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NDOT Announces Lane Closures To Install Rumble Strips

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Transportation will install enhanced roadway striping and centerline rumble strips for roadway safety on sections of five regional highways, including in the Pyramid Lake area. Through mid-June, drivers will see periodic single lane traffic closures between 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays with up to 30-minute travel delays as…

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Commentary — Nevada Should Limit Bill Draft Requests

Robin Titus, R-Wellington is the Assemblywoman for District 38 — Carson City, Nev. — The 80th session of the Nevada Legislature is underway with over 1,200 bills up for consideration. With so many bills it is nearly impossible to give each one the proper consideration required, as was intended by the founders of our great…

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Librarians Unite in Asking for Statewide Funding

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

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

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

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 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?

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

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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