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1 Oct 2014

The Humboldt Sun  reported Monday that CEO Jay Chmelauskas of Western Lithium is in high spirits regarding the development of a lithium mine in Nevada.
The permitting for the mine, the development of a German demonstration plant, and the construction of a Reno battery plant are all slated to be completed in the next few years, and all around the same time. The three businesses will likely work together, giving Chmelauskas reason for optimism.

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8 Aug 2014

This workshop is designed for small businesses who are interested in learning more about government contracting programs. It is esigned to help businesses determine whether or not the government should be a part of their target market.
Also learn about the new Nevada Local Emerging Small Business certification—a program that seeks to assist small businesses obtain work with state and local government agencies in Nevada.
Topics will include:
 What does the Government Buy?
 How does the Government Buy?
 Opportunities for Small Businesses
 Certifications and Registrations
 Market Research Tools
 Resources Available to Help
Who should attend?
All business …

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5 Jun 2014


Please join us for a presentation from Civilis Consulting:
Building Blocks for Great Small Downtowns
Thursday, June 12 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
West Hall – Winnemucca Convention Center
“Building Blocks of Great Small Downtowns” is a two hour presentation and discussion you won’t want to miss.  Michele Reeves of Civilis Consulting is an expert in revitalization of downtowns, shopping districts, and neighborhoods. You will leave inspired with new ideas and the motivation to try them out.
We will focus on short-term wins and leveraging existing strengths in …

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1 Apr 2014
BLM Signs Record of Decision for Waterton’s Hollister Underground Mine Project

BLM News Release
ELKO – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tuscarora Field Office issued a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Waterton Global Mining Company’s (Waterton) Hollister Underground Mine Project.
The Hollister Underground Mine Project is an amendment to the Hollister Development Block Project Plan of Operations. The project is located approximately 47 miles northwest of Elko, 38 miles northeast of Battle Mountain, and 64 miles northeast of Winnemucca in Elko County. This project is located at the old Ivanhoe or Hollister open-pit mine site.  At …

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12 Mar 2014
Recent Changes in Electric and Gas Rates; Electricity Prices are Down in 2014

March 10, 2014
A New Year’s decrease in electric rates, plus one proposed for the fall means NV Energy’s commercial customers’ electricity costs will be lower in 2014.
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) approved several rate changes for northern Nevada electric customers beginning January 1.
The changes included a reduction in the company’s revenue from electric general rates of approximately $37.1 million. When combined with a quarterly change in rates due to fluctuating fuel costs, it resulted in an overall decrease of 4.24 percent in electric rates for all classes of …

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3 Mar 2014
Allied keeps close eye on cash position

Despite record gold and silver production for 2013, Allied Nevada Gold Corp of Reno continues to be plagued by liquidity problems. The company headquartered in South Meadows sold 181,941 ounces of gold and 858,073 ounces of silver last year from its flagship Hycroft mine 54 miles west of Winnemucca, which is 33 and 41 percent more precious metals sold than the previous year, respectively. However, the company ended the year with just $1.4 million in profit after recording profit of $47.7 million in 2012. Allied Nevada reported total revenue for …

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12 Apr 2012
Allied Nevada’s Hycroft gold-silver mine to continue through 2024

A revised mine plan for Reno-based Allied Nevada’s Hycroft mine near Winnemucca, Nevada, calls for annual production of 1.1 million gold equivalent ounces during a 19-year operating life.
Author: Dorothy Kosich Posted: Wednesday , 11 Apr 2012
RENO (MINEWEB) – Allied Nevada’s revised mine plan for Hycroft Mine–which has yielded 1.5 million ounces of gold and 3 million ounces of silver since 1983 now calls for mining operations to continue to 2024 with an annual average production of 1.1 million gold equivalent ounces.
Located in the Sulfur Mining District, west of Winnemucca, Nevada, …

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29 Feb 2012

Virginia City/Yerington/Winnemucca/Carson City, NV – Russell Upton was an employee of Lyon County for six and one-half years before he found himself laid off due to budget cuts last summer. Upton, like many newly-unemployed, was uncertain of how to survive and how to cope. His wife would later tell the story how Upton had given up hope at a time in their lives when they should have been more settled.
Upton’s wife learned about the NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs course and was elated that it was coming to their small, rural town …

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9 Feb 2012

Nevada News Bureau
written by Sean Whaley
CARSON CITY – Nevada’s mining industry is stepping up to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s challenge asking businesses and all economic partners to help create 50,000 jobs over the next three years.
The Nevada Mining Association recently conducted an informal survey of its members and has estimated the industry will add 1,200 jobs this year, both in precious metal and industrial mineral production across the state. The survey could be underestimating the number of mining jobs being created this year since not all mining operations are members of …

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7 Feb 2012

by Megan Bowers
Carson City, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval accompanied by Steve Hill, Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, released Nevada’s Plan for Excellence in Economic Development at 9 a.m. on February 7, 2012 at The University of Nevada, Reno.

The Plan, aimed at creating 50,000 jobs by the end of 2014, launches initiatives as well as outlines a strategy to encourage the creation, expansion and relocation of businesses, both small and large, in this State. The plan is a collaborative effort and, according to Sandoval, “state government, …