Pershing County News


Agency given deadline to explain why wild horse roundup should continue

A judge has asked federal land managers to explain why they should be allowed to continue capturing more than 2,500 wild horses in northeastern Nevada — a roundup opponents say is illegal and has left 31 mustangs dead in 26 days.

Pershing County Commissioners approve $100,000 grant from Rec Board to Boys & Girls Club

Last Wednesday, the Pershing County Board of Commissioners approved the recreation department's grant of $100,000 to the Truckee Meadows Boys & Girls Club (BGC) for startup costs in Lovelock. The money comes from room taxes. Commissioner Shayla Hudson stipulated that if, for any reason, the Club does not materialize, the funds revert to the recreation board.

Ants, Ants and More Ants

I do not know if anyone else has been experiencing swarms of winged insects in and around your homes lately, but I have. The first question that usually arises when someone finds a winged insect in their home is; “Is this a termite or just a winged ant?” This article will provide some information on how to identify the difference between ants and termites. In addition, it includes information on how to control ants in and around your home.

Lovelock’s Fourth of July Kiddie Parade: Where imagination meets patriotism

Lovelock’s Fourth of July Kiddie Parade displayed small-town patriotism and imagination last Tuesday.

Boys & Girls Club representatives answer questions at a town hall meeting in Lovelock

Forty people attended a town hall at the Lovelock train depot on Monday night, six of them via Zoom. That's a sizable turnout for a small town. It demonstrates the groundswell of support for a Boys and Girls Club in Lovelock. Wendy Nelsen hosted the event. Middle school principal Shea Murphy moderated. Michael Wurm and Mark Jacoby came prepared to answer questions. Wurm is the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Jacoby is the Director of Frontier Operations. Anything outside the Reno/Sparks area is considered a Frontier location.

Indy Explains: What Nevadans should know as student loan pause expires

After three years, the federal government’s student loan repayment pause came to an end June 30. Come September, student loan servicers will begin to collect interest, and Nevadans with student loans will be expected to resume payments in October, per the U.S. Department of Education. As an expense borrowers have not had to consider in three years, economists are concerned repayment could boost defaults on all types of loans as well as depress discretionary spending, a potentially concerning trend for Nevada’s economy.

Superintendent says permitting is in place for new Orovada school, teacher vacancies down

A conveyance process that previously was moving along quickly has stalled a bit, according to school district officials.

Learn to recreate safely this summer with Nevada Outdoor School programs

Nevada holds some truly unique recreation opportunities for kids and families and the Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) and their community partners are teaming up to help people recreate safely this summer.

Remains found stuffed in garment bag 45 years ago in rural Nevada ID'd as Ohio woman

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In 1978, a garment bag containing a woman's heavily decayed remains was discovered in a remote area of northern Nevada. The case soon went cold - and the victim remained nameless for 45 years.

High school classes could start later under proposed state-level regulation

Start times at public high schools are the target of guidelines in a new regulation the State Board of Education is preparing to draft.

Nevada hunting curtailed as excessive snow, extreme drought diminish big game herds

The frustration is hard to hide on Cody Schroeder’s face as the wildlife biologist steers his pickup off Interstate 80 and into the Carson Range to monitor mule deer habitat. A once-bushy and tree-covered mountainside near Verdi is bisected by construction access roads, flat patches of dirt piled high with boulders that have been cleared out to level the steep slopes.

“Star Spangled Everything” is the theme for the 2023 4th of July Kiddie Parade

Let your imagination shine as, “Star Spangled Everything,” is this year’s theme for the Pershing County Cattlewomen’s hosted parade in Lovelock. Children 18 years of age and under are welcome and encouraged to walk and or dance in the 4th of July Kiddie Parade.

LaRena's Race slated for Aug. 5

It has been 20 years since the first LaRena Smith Bengoa Run, Ride or Walk for the Cure. The event has moved locations, added activities and survived Covid. It has never lost sight of the mission to help those battling cancer and taking treatments away from home, with monetary assistance and aid.

DeSantis headlines 8th annual Basque Fry

With the jagged, snowcapped peaks of the Sierra Nevada rising behind him, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke Saturday (June 17) before an estimated crowd of 2,500 people at this year’s Basque Fry by extolling his statehood accomplishments for the past four years and what he would propose if elected president.

Nevada Mining Association announces 2023 individual safety award recipients

The Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) announces the recipients of its 2023 Individual Safety Awards, which celebrate the industry professionals whose outstanding efforts ensure mine workers return home safely after every shift.