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.
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.
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.
Sixteen-year old high school student Emma Stevens sung a beautiful version of The Beatles' "Blackbird" in her native Mi'kmaq, to raise awareness of Indigenous languages and culture. https://t.co/phWkFUivFz
Citizens' Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) @ruralhome @NEAarts and @Bcworkshop want to hear from you before July 22 if you are interested in using
* culture and
* creative placemaking
to help a rural community prosper. https://t.co/77C6W8lWwp
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Do you have a deep commitment and understanding of the rural west? RCAC seeks a visionary leader with a track record serving rural communities. See the Chief Executive Officer job description and application details here: https://t.co/Pz3GVcGpME