Clearly Nevada Art Gallery Embraces Openness and Happy Little Trees

It’s not the normal process to go from running a tax preparation and bookkeeping firm to running an art gallery and teaching painting classes, but LeRay and Patsy Reese embrace their “happy little contradiction,” as beloved painter Bob Ross might say. They opened Clearly Nevada Art Gallery in Elko’s historic downtown in the depths of …

Local Prosthetics Expert Gives Patients New Life

“I came here to Elko in 1996 because there is nobody else doing this work and providing the prosthetics that so many people need,” said David Blackman, owner Ortho Pro in Elko and Reno. Prosthetist David Blackman set up an easy-to-access clinic on Court Street to build and maintain prosthetics and corrective orthotics. “I wanted …

Nevada Gold Mines’s ‘I-80 Fund’ to Offset COVID Losses

ELKO, NEVADA – Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) announced the launch of the ‘I-80 Fund,’ its new local investment initiative on July 6, 2020. The program has been established to provide support through relief and recovery loans to eligible small businesses along the Nevada I-80 corridor, specifically in the Elko, Lander, Humboldt, and Eureka counties, which …

Nevada State Bank Secured 4200+ PPP Loans

RENO, NV – Based on processed applications as of May 13, 2020, Nevada State Bank has announced it approved 4,255U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans totaling $592,005,500. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law on March 27th, 2020. …

COVID Benefit Options for Self-Employed

LAS VEGAS, NV – Nevadans eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program can begin filing online Saturday, May 16, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) announced today. The following individuals may be eligible for PUA: self-employed, 1099 contract workers, and gig workers; employees whose wages are not reported for unemployment insurance; …

Elko County Supports Businesses Reopening

The Elko County Board of Commissioners met on Wednesday night, to discuss the COVID-19 Health Emergency and Elko County’s situation due to the pandemic. The commission made the motion to support Elko businesses in opening any way they can while making it clear that the Commission is not instructing them to do so. The motion …

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NNRH Preps for Surgeries

Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital (NNRH) announced Thursday that it is taking the appropriate steps to safely resume some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that previously needed to be rescheduled out of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Resuming these important services is an essential component of meeting our community’s health needs and advancing our …

ALS of Nevada Brings Hope to Patients

About 5,000 people are diagnosed annually with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. “What I really want patients to know when they are diagnosed,” said ALS Association – Nevada Chapter Executive Director April Mastroluca, “is that they’re not alone. ALS Nevada has support groups and resources to help families and networks of doctors and specialists patients …

Nevada Gold Mines Donated $25k to FISH for COVID

Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) has donated $25,000 to FISH, which stands for “Friends in Service Helping Others,” a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping less fortunate residents and through difficult times. “Nevada Gold Mines’ generous donation will go directly towards purchasing food and goods,” said FISH Executive Director Sherry Smith via email. “Friends In Service …