Author: Eureka Sentinel

Rosen Reminds Nevadans to Get Covered Through Nevada Health Link During Open Enrollment Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement reminding Nevadans to get covered through the Nevada Health Link. November 1st marks the start of open enrollment season, which helps Nevadans choose and enroll in health coverage plans best fitting their budgetary and health circumstances: “This year’s open enrollment for Nevada Health Link is six weeks shorter than in previous years,” said Rosen. “From November 1st through December 15th, it is crucial that Nevada residents seeking health coverage for 2018 visit the Nevada Health Link to learn more about their online marketplace through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange program. In the meantime, Congress must take swift action to better stabilize insurance markets and reverse the sabotage of our healthcare system. Now is the time for Congress to reach across the aisle and work together on smart, viable solutions that address market instability, lower healthcare costs, improve quality of care, and expand coverage for Nevada’s hardworking families.” BACKGROUND:  Nevada residents interested in learning more about health coverage options can do so by visiting www.nevadahealthlink.com. Congresswoman Rosen is a co-sponsor of  H.R.3258, the Marketplace Certainty Act, a bill that would immediately address market instability by controlling costs and keeping insurers from exiting the Silver State Exchange. The bill funds cost-sharing reductions provided by the Affordable Care Act, which would help drive down premiums costs to make insurance plans more affordable for...

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November Means It’s Time for the Polar Express

Experience the magic of Chris Van Allsburg’s  classic children’s book The Polar Express come to life on the rails of the Nevada Northern Railway.  This magical family adventure departs from Ely, Nevada to go see, meet, and ride with Santa at the North Pole.  Just like in the movie and the book, along the way, we will meet a lively bunch of Santa’s helpers, including the elves, and the chef. We will all be served hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the beloved children’s story of the Polar Express.  Pajamas are very much in style on this family train ride. Everyone will experience that magic moment when the train arrives at the North Pole, where Santa Claus himself will join us. Santa will board The Polar Express and personally present each child their own special gift so they can always remember the spirit of Christmas, and their trip on the Polar Express. Polar Express starts Nov. 18. Ticket reservations are strongly suggested. Call to make sure you get your reservation (775) 289-2085 or 866-40-STEAM (866-407-8326. The railroad is located at 1100 Ave. A in...

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Rodeo Club in Great Standings After Silver Spring Rodeo

The following are results from the rodeo in Silver Spring and the most current results as of October 20th. Barrell Racing 6th place – Shay Zeman-Heckethorn 25 place – Teanna Green Breakaway Roping 32nd place Teanna Green 41st place Khloe Keppner Pole Bending 11th Shay Zeman-Heckethorn 18th Teanna Green 23rd Maggie Wines Rifle Shoot 1st Tyler Whipple 10th Tyler Carson Saddle Bronc 2nd Wyatt Jordan Steer Wrestling 3rd Chace Green Trap Shoot 1st Tyler Whipple 2nd Colton Harris 5th Tyler...

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Transparency advocates concerned about Nevada’s new partnership with private prison, which is exempt from public records law

By Michelle Rindels The Nevada Independent Nevada’s plan to use private prisons to ease overcrowding in state facilities has already been controversial on principle — Democratic lawmakers don’t like the idea of a company profiting off incarceration. But civil liberties advocates are raising another concern about the arrangement — that private companies contracting with the government aren’t subject to state or federal public records laws, potentially complicating the public’s ability to get timely, complete information about how safely and effectively Nevada inmates are being taken care of. “There’s really no oversight over that if we’re not able to request that information through [the Freedom of Information Act],” said Holly Welborn of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada. “There’s no way to hold them accountable.” Nevada Department of Corrections Chief James Dzurenda said the 200 or so inmates who will be sent to Arizona in November through a $9.2 million, two-year contract with the company CoreCivic will be treated with the same standards as the nearly 14,000 inmates under Nevada’s direct supervision. The agency also says they’ll be collecting the same information from the company as they would about inmates in state prisons — data about inmate grievances, disciplinary action, segregation, hospitalizations and deaths — to provide to the governor and the Legislature. But the department has yet to release specific reporting requirements and procedures. As of last week,...

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