weather icon Clear

Plan seeks to expand capital for rurals

The U.S. House of Representatives this summer passed the Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act, legislation to help expand economic opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural areas.

Legislation authors included U.S. Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen, D-Nevada, who serves Nye and Esmeralda counties in the House.

The legislation was included in the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act, a package of 32 bipartisan capital formation bills that passed the House or the Financial Services Committee to help America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and to protect investors.

“My legislation will help identify and examine the unique challenges facing rural-area small businesses in securing access to capital,” Kihuen said in a statement.

“By supporting these job creators in our state, we can create a path to good-paying jobs for all Nevadans and help make sure they have the tools to work towards a better life for themselves and their families,” he said.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Opportunity opens for young adults seeking high-tech careers in Nevada

Recent high school graduates, high school students that are at least 18 and post-secondary students in Nevada dreaming big of entering careers in some of state’s emerging industries could get a chance to meet the people already living the reality in sectors such as mining, urban farming, advanced manufacturing and other fields.

Nye County District Attorney’s Report

Editor’s note: The Nye County District Attorney’s Report is provided by the office of DA Chris Arabia. Plans call for it to be provided on a monthly basis as the information becomes available. Duplicate names represent separate cases.

Reward for info on pool vandalism in Pahrump

A $500 reward is in place for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person/people responsible for vandalism that closed Pahrump’s Community Swimming Pool for four days starting on Independence Day, a government official said Wednesday.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, July 10 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $61 million.

Possible earthquake link in Pahrump man’s death

The death of a Pahrump resident may be related to an earthquake last week near Ridgecrest, California, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

Back to School Health Fair set for new location in Pahrump

It may seem as if the summer vacation for Nye County students has only just begun but, with just one month left until children head back to their academic pursuits, it is already time for parents to begin readying their students for the return to school.