84°F
weather icon Clear

Several rural Nevada projects awarded grants

Updated July 19, 2018 - 7:41 pm

Several community development projects in Nevada’s rural areas were funded through grants in July, including in Nye and Esmeralda counties.

Projects in Pahrump and Beatty are set to receive a total of $514,000 under the federal Community Development Block Grant program, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development reported on July 5. Those monies will fund a drainage/flood control design at the Pahrump Fairgrounds and a fuel station upgrade at the Beatty Airport.

The CDBG program began in 1982, and Nevada’s rural communities have received nearly $85 million in funding since that time. The grant program is overseen nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with GOED’s Rural Economic and Community Development Division administering the program in the state.

“Nevada is simultaneously one of the most urban and most rural states in the nation,” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval stated in a news release from GOED. “Our rural communities share many assets and some challenges, particularly where federal lands, affordable housing, workforce development and infrastructure are concerned. These targeted CDBG funds will be very useful in helping these communities address their challenges and leverage their assets.”

Esmeralda County is set to receive $196,000 for upgrades in Goldfield’s Historic District.

For the 2019 CDBG funding period, more than $3 million in monies was awarded across the state’s rural areas, across Nye, Esmeralda and White Pine counties, along with Caliente, Fernley, Wells and West Wendover. Carson City was also awarded more than $441,000 in a separate CDBG category, according to GOED.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Wild summer storms whip through Pahrump

As monsoonal moisture made its way across the southwestern portion of the United States over the last couple of weeks, much of the severe weather had missed Pahrump, until the night of Sunday, July 25 when a substantial summer thunderstorm finally broke over the valley, dumping rain and bringing fierce winds that wreaked havoc in certain parts of town, all the while illuminating the dark sky with streaks of lightning for a period of several hours. The storm let up in the late-night hours but revived with ferocity the next day and though wind speeds did not match Sunday’s, the storm on Monday brought even more rain than the previous night and resulted in extensive flooding throughout Pahrump.

New mask mandate effective on Friday, commissioners to discuss Nye County policy on August 3

Whether or not a person has been fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19, come Friday, July 30, all residents and visitors in a dozen Nevada counties, including right here in Nye County, will be required to once again don a face mask when they are in public indoor settings.

Man allegedly exposes himself at Pahrump bar

A local man was taken into custody after allegedly exposing himself to a bar full of patrons and driving under the influence.

Purple Heart Day ceremony set for Pahrump Veterans Memorial

Pahrump and Nye County as a whole are both well-known for their support of the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces and every year sees multiple military ceremonies to honor those who have proudly put on a uniform and offered their service in defense of the nation.

Nye County gold mine project acquired

Eminent Gold Corp. has acquired an option to purchase the Gilbert South Project located approximately 26 miles west of Tonopah, according to the press release.

ANGELICA PULIDO-HULL: Try a new Pahrump local shopping experience

The month of July is dedicated to local and independent retailers across the country. Before the end of the month, choose a Pahrump retailer you have not shopped at before to visit and show your community small business support.

Ringle wants recall

Beatty businessman Ed Ringle is looking to start a petition to recall two members of the Beatty Water and Sanitation Board of Trustees.

Nevada reimposes indoor mask mandate in high-transmission areas

Clark County would be affected by the directive from Gov. Steve Sisolak, which aligns with a new recommendation earlier in the day from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.