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J&J vaccine gains support of Western States workgroup

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup last night completed its review of the federal process and has concluded the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine is safe and efficacious for use in the Western states.

Report expects decrease in clean energy jobs to be temporary

Projected to add 1,500 workers in 2020, Nevada’s clean energy economy lost nearly 4,000 after a year driven by the COVID-19 economic crisis, but a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs sees clean energy as the state’s leader for energy sector jobs and the best bet to power a long-lasting recovery.

Continued unemployment claims see significant drop

Continued unemployment claims saw the first sizable decline this year during the week ending Feb. 20, according to finalized data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Flags ordered to half-staff as state eclipses 5,ooo COVID-19 deaths

Gov. Steve Sisolak is marking the loss of more than 5,000 Nevadans because of COVID-19 by asking all Nevadans to participate in a moment of silence or lighting of a candle in honor of the lives lost at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4.

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Cortez Masto, Titus sponsor lands bill for Southern Nevada

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, introduced the Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act, which will protect more than 2 million acres of public land for conservation and recreation while allowing Clark County to develop affordable housing and responsibly plan for population growth projections.

Two-vehicle crash sends one driver to DVH

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services crews transported one person to Desert View Hospital after responding to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Floyd Street and Basin Avenue just before 12 p.m. on Wednesday March 3rd.

Spring Mountain racing facility hosts a job fair

Expansion plans are again underway at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club on the far south end of Pahrump.

Fire destroys outbuilding, personal property

A structure fire in a non-hydrant neighborhood, created a few challenges for Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services crews last week.

Report reflects measures to boost in-person schools

The Nevada Health Response Center highlighted support provided by the Nevada Department of Education, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and other state agencies to ensure that Nevada students and educators can have access to in-person education in as safe a manner as possible.

Extension programs will focus on human resources

University of Nevada, Reno Extension will hold two online town halls to help small businesses with current human resources issues and give tips on how to better use technology to help with human resources tasks.

Group holds event to raise awareness of proposed solar projects

Basin and Range Watch, a nonprofit that advocates for conservation of deserts across California and Nevada, recently held a socially distanced rally against solar projects in the desert. The event was also broadcast via Zoom for those unable to attend.