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Cindy Clark
Cindy Clark
Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:00 AM
Cindy Clark, the newest member of the Lander County School Board, resigned from the board after being sworn in just last month on Aug. 17 to fulfill the position of Susan Davis. The school board accepted the resignation at the Sept. 20 regular meeting.
  • Senator touts benefits  of public lands bill
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid told fellow senators there is little opposition and plenty of support at the local level for the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act (S. 3102) during his testimony on Thursday morning before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
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  • Winnemucca City Council winners declared
    Incumbent Winnemucca City Councilmen Paige Brooks and Mike Owens were the only individuals who filed for their respective seats on the council. The council passed a resolution declaring that as single candidates for their individual seats, they are "elected" and will not appear on November's ballot. 
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  • Sheriff reports increased violence at Burning Man
    Sheriff Jerry Allen told county leaders last week his department is “still in the recovery phase” after the 2016 Burning Man event. However, Bureau of Land Management and Black Rock City (BRC) officials complimented Allen and his law enforcement team for a well-coordinated operation at the festival.
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • On this day in 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin when he notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory; it remained for Howard Florey and Ernst Chain to isolate the active ingredient, allowing the "miracle drug" to be developed in the 1940s.

  • The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 17.9 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.

  • The weed burdock goes by many names! It's also called: Bardana, Burr Seed, Clotbur, Cocklebur, Hardock, Hareburr, Hurrburr, Turkey Burrseed, Fox's Clote, Happy Major, Lappa, Love Leaves, Personate, and Beggar's Buttons


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SPORTS

Battle Mountain's Megan Lofthouse fights for control; of the ball alongside Pershing County's Ashlyn Lusby.
Battle Mountain's Megan Lofthouse fights for control; of the ball alongside Pershing County's Ashlyn Lusby.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:00 AM
The Battle Mountain girls soccer team was in action at home twice last week against Pershing County and the Lowry JV. 

Announcements

  • Obituary: William H. “Bill” Deist
    William H. “Bill” Deist, 66, of Winnemucca, NV passed away Thursday September 15th at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. A memorial service will be held on Friday September 30th at Driskill Memorial Chapel at 10:00 AM.
  • Obituary: Freddie Duane Rowley
    Freddie Duane Rowley, 79, died at his home in Winnemucca, NV on September 18, 2016.
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  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Lake Township Justice Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information.

  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Pershing 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 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.
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  • New EPA rules duplicative and could damage mining industry
    Currently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of drafting a rule to impose additional financial assurance requirements on hard rock mining operations. The EPA is under a court order to develop this rule by December 1, 2016.
  • Better Days
    What it all boils down to, in looking at our future, I would say there is good news and there is bad news. The good news is better days are coming. The bad news however is none of us are going to live to see them!
  • Old Sarge and his mean dog
    Today East Dallas is a beehive of activity, day and night. When I left there in the middle1980's, my neighborhood was peaceful and quiet day and night. Recently I visited there during the daytime, it seemed peaceful enough. Talked to a resident, and he said its not safe at nighttime anymore. Said he sits on his front porch, gun in hand just in case, and listens to the gunfire and the sirens.
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LIFESTYLE

Nora Dornbush, RN., organizer the event, speaks about nutrition.
Nora Dornbush, RN., organizer the event, speaks about nutrition.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:00 AM
For Nora Dornbush, RN., the first annual Unionville Health Fair was only the beginning. The Registered Nurse/health and wellness coach wants to create retreats and camps around the world. 
  • Winnemucca City employees receive thanks for years of service
    Keeping long-term employees is a challenge for any business. Employee turnover costs money and decreases efficiency during each training period. The City of Winnemucca is a governmental entity but city services must be operated as a business and city taxpayers who fund those services benefit when good employees stay on the job for many years. Thanking city employees for their loyal service at 5, 10, 15, 20 years and more is a tradition.
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  • October is for scares! Combs family ghouls up early
    Some folks like Thanksgiving, and put out a cornucopia. Some folks love Christmas and bedeck their homes in lights and mistletoe. But some folks like the creepier side of life. 
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  • Reno couple talks trees
    Jean and Phillip Earl, of Reno, have spent nearly half-a-century preserving a vanishing art form. On Monday they came to the Pershing County Library to talk about their lifelong mission. About half a dozen people attended.
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