Rural Connections Blog

  • Pershing County Nevada

    Meet the Nevada 95-80 Community Network!

    Humboldt and Pershing Counties are in the high desert region of northern Nevada, an agricultural and mining region rich in history, beautiful landscapes, and close-knit communities. The city of Lovelock in Pershing County and Winnemucca in Humboldt County are northeast of Reno along the I-80 corridor. Winnemucca has been regarded as the friendliest town in Nevada, and Lovelock is Nevada’s love-locking locale. Known for its beautiful open spaces and sprawling sand dunes, the area is home to outdoor enthusiasts and a prime area for fishing and hunting.

  • Laughlin Aerial View

    Meet the Southern Clark County Community Network!

    Southern Clark County Community Network is in Clark County, Nevada. The network is made up of three towns ranging in distances of 50 to 90 miles south of Hoover Dam. The towns of Searchlight, Cal-Nev-Ari, and Laughlin all have access to both the Lake Mead Recreational Area and the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument. The total population of the towns combined is approximately 8,530 residents, with Laughlin accounting for 8,000 residents alone. 

  • Timber Removal

    RPN partners with San Miguel County to rebuild and mitigate disaster risk

    From April to June 2022, the County of San Miguel experienced the largest and most destructive wildfire in New Mexico’s history. In the aftermath of the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire, the removal of the trees became critical for both economic and public safety and had to be done quickly to harvest the wood for lumber and mitigate the risk of another wildfire spreading.

  • Central Mountain Region

    Meet the Central Mountain Region Community Network!

    The Central Mountain Region is the largest mountain range in Puerto Rico and is characterized by steep peaks, deep valleys, and rugged terrain. Rainfall is abundant, making it one of the main sources of water. Home to a variety of plant and animal species, including tropical forests, bamboo groves, and waterfalls, it is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. There are ample opportunities for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and more. There are also several designated nature reserves and parks in the area, including the Toro Negro State Forest.