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Nye County set to launch COVID-19 grant program for small businesses

Earlier this summer, notice was received that more than $8 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding had been allocated for use and distribution by Nye County and, following the development of its CARES Act funding policy, the county is ready to launch its first grant program to put those dollars to work.

‘Vote Your Voice’ 4-H program discusses importance of voting

As race and race relations have dominated the national conversation over the past few months, the University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program brought the discussion to the local level in its program, “Vote Your Voice.” During this three-week virtual class, youth ages 17-19 learned about the importance of voting.

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State agencies team to promote National Preparedness Month

The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management, Nevada National Guard and Division of Public and Behavioral Health are partnering to participate in National Preparedness Month to encourage the public to plan for emergencies.

COVID-19 cases drop, but testing also falling

Wednesday brought 239 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 more deaths, according to the weekly teleconference with Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage and Deputy Administrator of Community Health Services Julia Peek.

Remote Area Medical appointment line now live

Officials with Remote Area Medical have made the decision to release the phone number to call for scheduling an appointment at the 2020 Pahrump RAM Clinic a full two weeks earlier than originally planned.

New animal shelter on the horizon for Pahrump

Animal lovers rejoice, Nye County is on the verge of moving forward with a project that the community has been clamoring for over and over again in recent years, a new animal shelter for the Pahrump Valley.

Three Square plans for Hunger Action Month

With the grand opening of its new East Campus facility, the launch of a virtual fundraiser and volunteer opportunities at its food distribution sites, Three Square Food Bank continues to raise awareness of Southern Nevada’s record-high levels of food insecurity during Hunger Action Month this September.

Extension’s focus turns to county grant program

This week’s University of Nevada, Reno Extension online town hall and webinar will focus on a new program launched by the Nevada Association of Counties to assist small business.

Organ Donor foundation names Marlon as chair

The Nevada Donor Network Foundation recently announced the appointment of David Marlon as its new foundation chair.

Man on horseback flees deputy

Though Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies routinely respond to vehicular traffic hazards throughout the valley, one such situation this month involved of all things, a man and his horse.

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