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  • Spirit Week at Battle Mountain High School
    It’s Winterfest Spirit Week at Battle Mountain High School (BMHS). The theme for 2016 is “Battle of the Sexes.” The theme was voted on by the student body.
  • Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum re-opens
    After a brief, two-month winter closure, the Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum opened its doors this month. The featured artist for February and March is Dusti Gilbert, who is sharing her beautiful talent for crochet and tatting work. 
  • Memorial honoring slain leader of Oregon standoff torn down
    A makeshift memorial erected to honor a leader of the Oregon armed standoff in Burns who died in a confrontation with authorities has been torn down.
  • Winnemucca plans sewer treatment plant expansion
    The design phase of the city’s plan to build a new sewage treatment plant has been nearly completed, but there’s still a great deal to be done. The project’s total price tag is expected to come in at around $29 million which will be “by far, the most expensive public works project that the city has ever undertaken,” said city manager/engineer Steve West. The city is required to relocate its existing wastewater treatment facility out of the Humboldt River flood plain in order to satisfy the requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act. 
    
Spirit Week at Battle Mountain High SchoolBattle Mountain Cookhouse Museum re-opensMemorial honoring slain leader of Oregon standoff torn downWinnemucca plans sewer treatment plant expansion
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • Ash Wednesday is observed on Feb. 10, 2016. The Christian holy day marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day season of fasting that is considered preparation for Holy Week and the celebration of Easter.
  • In ancient China, doctors received payment only if their patients were kept healthy. If their health failed, the doctor sometimes paid the patient.
  • Now more than ever, kids are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- from fresh produce to sugar-laden processed convenience meals and snack foods. What children eat and when they eat it may affect not only their general health but also their oral health. Celebrate National Dental Health Month by assessing your children's dental health.

    
BMHS’ Schroeder chosen to go to AustraliaBattle Mountain wrestlers win league dualsLowry JV girls blow away South Tahoe, DaytonBuckaroo JV boys drop Vikings, Dust Devils
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Announcements

  • Frances Kamilla Sequeira Howard, daughter of Elsie and Frank Sequeira, was born on May 9, 1943 in Lovelock, Nevada; and died January 31, 2016 in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 72. 
  • Obituary: Donna Crystal
    Donna Crystal passed away January 12, 2016 after a short but severe illness. 
  • Pershing County Senior Lunch Menu
    Lunch is served daily at the Pershing County Senior Center. Here is the menu for Feb. 10 — 18. 
  • Pershing County School Lunch Menus
    The following school menus is provided by the Pershing County School District. Below are the menus for Feb. 10 — 18
  • The county will soon change the way community grants are distributed. County manager Dave Mendiola said that in the past, entities have been able to request grants from the board of county commissioners through a very informal process.

  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Lander County Sheriff’s Office report. News4Nevada reports all incidents about which law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court. Mug shots are provided by law enforcement as part of the public record. Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • Items in the Court Docket are compiled from public records contained in the Argenta Justice Court and the Sixth Judicial District Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information.
  • Items in the Police Blotter are compiled from public information contained in Winnemucca Police Department reports. The Humboldt Sun reports all incidents about which law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court. Mug shots are provided by law enforcement as part of the public record. Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • The New Now! Dance
    Spending money is sometimes hard to do. Not money for milk and bread and regular goodies. Not even money for shoes for the kids or a movie once in a while. No, I’m talking big chunks of money.
  • Return to 'Our Town'
    Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve written a column I called “Our Town.” At least fifty pounds ago I’m guessing. I’ve lived here in Battle Mountain since 1969. I believe I quit writing “Our Town” close to ten years now. Some people may remember it, others may voice the opinion…”huh?” A whole lot of things have changed around here since then, and I’m not just talking about my weight.
  • Personal aspects and concerns of Alzheimer’s Disease
    A strong family history of Alzheimer's prompted a DNA for Marquez, and early-onset Alzheimer’s was confirmed.

    
VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL SAVVY SENIOR: Tax Time 2016SAVVY SENIOR: Pill Splitting Dos and Don’ts Winners of the handwriting achievement award
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