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Nye, 7 other counties flagged for elevated transmission risk

Nye County was one of eight in the state flagged Friday, Aug. 7 by the Nevada Health Response Team for having an elevated disease transmission risk, marked by meeting two or more of the criteria laid out in the state’s “Road to Recovery: Moving to a New Normal” plan.

Census workers will begin follow-up operation Aug. 11

Beginning Aug. 11, the U.S. Census Bureau will deploy its nonresponse follow-up operations. Census takers, also known as enumerators and “door knockers,” will begin interviewing households that have not responded to the 2020 census.

New local business opens in Pahrump

Try as you might, one would be hard-pressed to find a local eatery in Pahrump where diners, upon finishing a juicy pastrami sandwich, can stroll a few steps and order dessert and premium coffee all under the same roof.

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All Pahrump businesses visited complying with safety measures

None of the 38 businesses in Pahrump were found to be out of compliance with workplace health and safety measures implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while two out of five in Beatty were not in compliance.

Census takers begin making home visits

Census takers in Nevada on Monday began tracking households that have not yet responded to the 2020 census.

Federal funds available to stop nonpoint source pollution

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Water Quality Planning has approximately $1 million in federal funding available to provide grant assistance for projects that prevent or control nonpoint source water pollution, the leading cause of water quality impairment in Nevada.

Extension focuses this week on loan resources, streaming

University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering an online town hall and a webinar this week to help inform small business owners of resources available to them and how using streaming video can help them to market their businesses.

Ford urges Congress to add aid for senior fraud victims

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford on Tuesday joined more than 40 other attorneys general in urging the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to include Edith’s Bill in COVID-19 relief legislation.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, Aug. 8 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $13 million.

Scientists say rare buckwheat strain in danger of extinction

Tiehm’s buckwheat, a desert wildflower that grows in the small area of the Silver Peak Range in Esmeralda County and nowhere else in the world, is under threat from lithium mining, according to nearly 100 scientists who recently signed a letter urging Nevada officials to protect the rare species.

December trial date set for animal abuse suspect

A Pahrump man appeared for his arraignment in Nye County’s Fifth District Court on July 20 for an animal cruelty charge. This follows animal cruelty charges being filed last month by the Nye County District Attorney’s Office over an arrest that occurred roughly two years ago.