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  • USDA Rural Development announces effort to retain Section 515 housing units

    As concerns continue to grow about the thousands of affordable housing units currently financed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 515 Rural Rental Housing loan program, which could be at risk once the loans mature or are paid in full, USDA Rural Development announced plans to help nonprofits’ efforts to retain those units.

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    Network News October 2016

    Elk City is similar to many small, isolated, rural towns in the West where residents mostly rely on themselves. With so few residents, it’s fallen upon Elk City to organize to a volunteer fire department, emergency medical services and, in recent years, an all-volunteer water management team. Now, the town’s most pressing need is to improve its wastewater treatment.

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  • BLM faces challenge on Mt. Hope

    The Bureau of Land Management’s decision to allow mining of molybdenum at Mt. Hope has been challenged by the Great Basin Resource Watch and The Western Shoshone Defense Project. The proposed project is expected to produce 1.2 billion saleable pounds of molybdenum as technical grade molybdenum oxide. However, the Mt. Hope mine has generated controversy regarding access to public water reserves.

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