The Lincoln County Coalition had 15 participants at its first 2019 meeting, Jan. 22. Representatives provided updates on what’s happening within the county through their various organizations and broke into three separate working groups to address the areas of Youth and Community, Behavioral Health, and Infrastructure and System Development.

Veterans services events announced

Linda Rollins, a veterans affairs volunteer, recently put out her 2019 events schedule. This schedule includes all local events she will be present at to work with the county’s veterans, starting with Armed Forces Day, May 18 at the Alamo Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At these gatherings, Rollins will assist veterans in getting the services they need.

Additionally, Rollins will hold regular hours once a month at the Panaca Senior Center to assist veterans.

Questions on veterans services can go to Rollins at (775) 962-1304 or Mary Brose at the VFW, (775) 726-3156.

Soft opening being planned for bike trails

The Lincoln County Authority of Tourism (LCAT) is working on a soft opening of the mountain bike trails this fall for any professionals and businesses in the mountain biking industry. Visitors will be given a tour of the bike trails and the surrounding area. Other projects underway include improving and adding new local kiosks, the development of maps and visitor information, and new merchandise featuring the “Primitive Man” branding.

A mountain biking committee has been formed and is collaborating with businesses and monitoring the needs of the mountain biking visitors in order to provide that information to business owners. There is also a monthly email newsletter specifically to keep businesses informed on upcoming events. A business membership arm of LCAT is also in the works. Another email newsletter is going out to the general public on the county’s upcoming events. All of this is connected to the county’s tourism website,

Questions on LCAT’s tourism efforts can go to

Resources for caregivers

A free workshop for all professional and family caregivers called Caring For You, Caring For Me is coming to Lincoln County, April 25 and 26. This is a 10-hour workshop which addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers by bringing them together in a relaxed setting to discuss common issues, share ideas and gain a better understanding of each other’s perspectives on what it means to be a caregiver.

A new respite program has also been put in place by the state of Nevada for all caregivers, ages 18 to 59, in the rural communities. Applications can be filled out at

To get more information about these programs, please contact Riley Franco with Nevada Senior Services at (702) 333-1554 or

Free income tax assistance

Nevada Free Taxes Coalition is working with Nevada Senior Services to provide free tax preparation services in Lincoln County. These services are walk-in with eligibility guidelines. They will be held March 26 at the Caliente Depot from 1:30-5:30 p.m., March 27 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Panaca Town Center, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Pioche Library, and March 28 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Pahranagat Valley Senior Center.

To get more information, please contact Riley at (702) 333-1554 or

Alzheimer’s and dementia education

A workshop is being planned by the Alzheimer’s Association to help educate individuals on what to do when they interact with someone with either Alzheimer’s or dementia. They hope to collaborate with other agencies and also to join the health fair that is being put on later in the year.

To get more information on this, please contact Margarita Zertuche at 702-248-2770 or

Narconon renovations

Irvin Wright announced that Narconon has temporarily moved to California while their building is renovated.

For any questions regarding Narconon, please contact Irvin at (775) 728-4662 or

Constitution Preservation Group

The Constitution Preservation Group has decided to kick off their new agenda by showing a movie called “In Search for Liberty.” The group hopes to show this movie to Lincoln County High School, if not the whole community. The movie showing is intended to raise awareness of the US Constitution.

For any questions or more information regarding this group, please contact Irvin Wright at (775)728-4662 or

Free meals for seniors

Irvin Wright announced that meals at the Panaca Senior Center are free for those around the age of 60 or older who are not able to pay. If anyone is able to pay for their own food, the cost is $4 for those ages 59 and younger and $3 for those ages 60 and older.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Irvin Wright at (775) 728-4662 or

EMT class going well

The EMT class in Panaca has been going very well. The class is made up of about 15 students who are going through basic EMT training. They took their certification test on February 8th and 9th with eight passing on the first try.

For questions or information, please contact Eric Holt at (775) 962-2376.

The next meeting is February 26, 10 a.m., at the Panaca Town Center.