Pershing County News


Children’s parade lights up Lovelock’s Fourth of July

On July 4, the Cattlewomen hosted one of Lovelock’s most beloved summer events - the annual children’s parade. About three dozen children celebrated American independence with parents walking alongside the youngest of them. In their childhood, some of the parents marched the same route as their little ones.

Commissioners nix Burning Man's compensation package

Last Thursday, the Pershing County commissioners rejected Burning Man's five-year compensation package of $400,000 per year for law enforcement in Black Rock City this summer. Commissioners Larry Rackley, Joe Crim and Shayla Hudson led the meeting, with Hudson participating via Zoom. After the commissioners reached their unanimous decision, the few dozen attendees clapped and cheered.

Safe Haven welcomes snow leopard to wildlife sanctuary

Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the liveliest places in Pershing County but it's about to get livelier, with the addition of Shree, a four-year-old female snow leopard. The apex predator arrived at the Imlay, NV, sanctuary last weekend from the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

Amherst Park in Lovelock receives monetary infusion for improvements

T-Mobile came to Temptations Restaurant in Lovelock to award a $50,000 grant to Lovelock for the renovation of Amherst Park. They partnered with Smart Growth America and Main Street America to select the recipients of the Hometown Grant. Lovelock’s application stood out among many.

PCHS graduates 33

Last Saturday evening, 33 Pershing County High School students stood together for the last time as classmates. They are now proud members of the Pershing County High School’s 107th graduating class — the Class of 2024. Conner Fecht and Jessica Gonzalez were co-valedictorians. Fecht will attend Eastern Oregon University for a Bachelor's in Nursing. Gonzalez will study premed at the University of Nevada-Reno. Each of them wrote and delivered a commencement speech.

Solidus replies to protests from Pershing County and others

Last week, Solidus Resources, LLC responded to the protests about the 18 water right applications it filed with the Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) on January 19, 2024 (93213-93230). Solidus plans to construct, operate and eventually reclaim an open pit gold mine in the Buena Vista Valley - the Spring Valley Project. On March 27, 2024, NDWR notified Solidus of protests to its applications. NDWR's notification to Solidus set a process into motion. Its nuts and bolts are spelled out in the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 533.140. Solidus had 45 days in which to respond to the protests if they chose to. If they did respond, they were required to, and did, send a copy of their response to the State Engineer and each person who protested the applications.

Virtual foster parent training begins statewide to address shortage of rural foster homes

With 400 children in the rural foster care system, Humboldt County is among those in dire need of more foster homes, with only four total to support displaced children. Virtual training provided by the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) for potential foster families is taking place March 19, March 21, March 26 and March 28, 5:30-8 p.m. on the Microsoft Teams application in order to introduce new, streamlined parent training in Nevada’s 15 rural counties.

Pershing General Hospital expands services with Advanced Wound Care Clinic

Pershing General Hospital is thrilled to announce the expansion of services offered to the community with the opening of the Advanced Wound Care Clinic. Under the expert care of Tyson McBride, PA-C, who is Board Certified by the American Board of Wound Management, and Kamin Vanguilder, MD, who is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Blackbird crash site near Lovelock highlights Nevada’s key role in Cold War era aerospace testing

In a nondescript patch of high desert north of Lovelock, nestled between two dry creek beds, the only indication of where a 60-foot impact crater once was is a patch of tall grass standing out amidst the sagebrush. As he sat on the tailgate of his Jeep, Taylor Wilson laces up his desert boots. “What I love about these places, whether I'm looking for uranium or spy planes or atomic bombs, is you would never think this spot was interesting,” he says. “It's just an average spot out in the desert. But little do they know.”

GBC launches free telehealth counseling for students

ELKO — Great Basin College has partnered with BetterMynd, an online therapy platform, to offer enrolled GBC students, 18 and older, access to free teletherapy sessions from a diverse network of licensed mental health counselors. Dr. Amber Donnelli, Associate Vice President for Faculty Success, helped spearhead the new service to meet what she says is a growing need among students for mental health support.

Burning Man narrowly passes environmental inspection

RENO – The organizers of the Burning Man festival narrowly passed their environmental inspection after mass torrential rains closed roads, jammed traffic and forced many to walk miles barefoot through muck, leaving trails of debris in the remote Nevada desert, according to a Nov. 29 report from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

USDA Rural Development ReConnect Program Closes High-Speed Gaps in Rural Communities

USDA Rural Development Staff The USDA Rural Development ReConnect Program has provided funding to bring high-speed internet to rural communities across America, from Alaska to Texas to Lovelock, Nevada. The ReConnect Program offers loans, grants, and loan-grant combinations to fund construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service. It is designed to fund the most difficult high-speed projects in the nation—rural and remote communities, that, like Lovelock, have gone unserved for too long.

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I-80 frontage road closure as NDOT replaces Lovelock area bridge

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Transportation will begin a project Sept. 11 to replace an aging bridge on State Route 396/Upper Valley Road north of Lovelock. The bridge is located where State Route 396/Upper Valley Road transitions into a frontage road and travels over Union Pacific Railroad tracks alongside Interstate 80, approximately two miles north of I-80 Coal Canyon exit 112.

Nevada's senators at odds with Biden administration over mining proposals

It was a busy week on Capitol Hill, between Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announcing an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and the House unable to pass any spending bills as the government barrels toward a shutdown. Amid all the chaos, the Biden administration released a much-anticipated report with mining reform suggestions. But if Nevada’s two senators’ reactions are any indication, moving forward will be a slippery slope.