Pershing County News


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.

Controlling Invasive Plants in Fall and Early Winter

Fall is an excellent time to control invasive weeds with herbicides. Fall applications can often provide equal or better weed control compared to spring or summer herbicide applications; however, success or failure will depend on: 1) the target weed species, 2) herbicide being applied, 3) growing conditions, and 4) soil residual properties of the herbicide.

Tri-counties see rise in homelessness, other issues in 2023

Measuring homelessness in a community can be a challenge for many reasons but the Point-in-Time (PIT) Report captures a glimpse of the numbers collected in counties across Nevada on a specific day each year and is published after the numbers are put together.

I-80 frontage road closure begins Sept. 11 as NDOT replaces Lovelock-area bridge

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.

After judge denies GOP request to block presidential primary, party appeals to Nevada Supreme Court

The Nevada Republican Party filed an appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court seeking to block the state from holding a presidential primary election next year after a Carson City judge denied the party’s case in District Court, court filings obtained by The Nevada Independent show.

Pershing County 4-H has something for everyone

Pershing County 4-H now has 22 projects available for youth to participate in. Youth learn-by-doing life skills in 4-H which teaches compassion, responsibility, leadership skills, communication skills, self-concept, team-building, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, aspiration building, goal-setting, and career development.

GOP Senate leader Heidi Seevers Gansert won’t run for re-election in 2024

After nearly two decades in Nevada politics, Republican Senate Minority Leader Heidi Seevers Gansert (R-Reno) told The Nevada Independent that she will not run for re-election in her competitive Northern Nevada Senate district in 2024, leaving her seat open for the first time since 2016. Selected as the Senate minority leader for the 2023 legislative session, Seevers Gansert, 60, was among the most powerful Republican lawmakers in Carson City last session, wielding a caucus just large enough to block measures, such as tax increases, that required two-thirds passage.