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  • Celtic finger-style guitarist performs at community center and library
    A bit of the Emerald Isle came to town this past Tuesday and Wednesday when Jerry Barlow, Celtic finger-style guitarist, performed at the Community Center and library. He interspersed his mix of original and traditional pieces with nuggets of historical information presented in a warm and engaging manner.
  • Farmer goes underground to fight drought
    As most irrigation canals remain bone dry for the second year in a row, the sound of water rushing into an Upper Valley ditch was a cause for celebration last week. Long-time grower Bingo Wesner, 80, drove a young relative out to see water flowing once again on his Running W Ranch west of Lovelock.
  • PGH Nursing home awarded grant
    This past Friday evening several PGH nursing home residents circled around a campfire with Activity Director Bobbie Bonta and staff member Tiayra Andrus to roast marshmallows, hotdogs and s’mores as stars gradually made their twinkly appearances under the midsummer sky. The occasion was in celebration of the nursing home receiving a grant to purchase new lawn furniture for their patio.
  • Eliza Pierce Elementary is no more
    A pile of rubble was all that was left of Eliza Pierce Elementary School on July 22. The demolition began July 20 as a crowd watched from across the street. It will be replaced with a parking/drop-off area and a small park on the corner in honor of Eliza Pierce, who taught in the school district for 50 years during the first half of the 20th century.
    
Celtic finger-style guitarist performs at community center and libraryFarmer goes underground to fight droughtPGH Nursing home awarded grantEliza Pierce Elementary is no more
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • The Humboldt Masonic Lodge meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at their building on the corner of Elmhurst and Western. All Masons are invited to attend. 
  • On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America’s activities in space. NASA has since sponsored space expeditions, both human and mechanical, that have yielded vital information about the solar system and universe. It has also launched numerous earth-orbiting satellites that have been instrumental in everything from weather forecasting to navigation to global communications. 
  • Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) and during this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming 

  • Lovelock Youth Football and Cheerleading holds fundraising carwash
    A hefty contingent of youth footballers and cheerleaders pitched in with the adults this past Saturday to sponge the desert dust off an assortment of Lovelock vehicles. Organized by Connie Gottschalk, Nicole Reitz and Chelsea Wright, the event took on a festive atmosphere with plenty of kids, food, music and cars.
  • Blackjacks baseball team trounces Mudhens in doubleheader at PCHS
    This past Friday the Blackjacks, coached by Will Barter, squared off against Hawthorne’s Mudhens. The Blackjacks, a combined team from Fallon, Yerington and Lovelock, came out on top both times- winning the first game with a score of 11-2 and the second game with a score of 13-3. With an upper age limit of 19, the team featured some familiar faces like Pat Schmith, a recent PCHS grad.

  • Spike Frog camp hones volleyball skills
    Two volleyball players from Battle Mountain traveled to Winnemucca in mid July for the Spike Frog volleyball camp. Spike Frog is a private volleyball skills instruction operated by Josh Taylor and Ashley Taylor. The duo were in town to instruct the two-day camp. The camp teaches core skills in passing and serving. Once those fundamentals are achieved, campers move on to spiking, setting, individual defense and blocking.
  • Winnemucca Gold Rush 8 and under squad finishes second at state tourney
    The Winnemucca Gold Rush 8u softball team placed second at the Nevada State Championship over the weekend of July 9-12 in Carson City. The successful season included playing in five tournaments and making it to the championship game in four of the five tournaments across northern Nevada and California. The team ended with an overall record of 17-14. During the state championship, the girls played seven games. The weekend started off slow with a 1-1 record in pool play and a loss in the first game of bracket play. With their backs against the wall, the girls fought back to win three straight games in the loser’s bracket to make it to the championship game. The season ended as they fell short to the Fernley Dynomites 4-1 in the championship game.

    
Lovelock Youth Football and Cheerleading holds fundraising carwashBlackjacks baseball team trounces Mudhens in doubleheader at PCHSSpike Frog camp hones volleyball skills Winnemucca Gold Rush 8 and under squad finishes second at state tourney
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Announcements

  • Obituary: Fairann Mardele Fisk
    Fairann Mardele Fisk (May 29, 1970-July 12, 2015) passed away following a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her sisters Fleurisa and Felicity, her paternal grandfather Walter Merril, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She leaves behind her life partner and best friend Julie Baker of Las Vegas, her parents Frank and Anita of Lovelock, her brother Frank (Ashley) and nephews Noah and Graham, of Roseburg, Oregon, and her beloved paternal grandmother Adele Fisk Guisti of Lovelock and her maternal grandmother Margaret Castillo Bonotaux of Reno. Fairann was part of a large extended family throughout the valley, throughout Nevada, and across the country.
     
  • Lindell Evan Smart born September 06, 1965 in Winnemucca, Nevada entered into eternal rest on July 15, 2015 in Reno, Nevada.
     
  • Obituary: Casey Don Yowell
    Casey Don Yowell, a resident of Winnemucca, Nevada, died   unexpectedly on July 18, 2015 at the age of 32.
     

  • Items in the Police Blotter are compiled from public information contained in the Winnemucca Police Department and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports. The Humboldt Sun reports all incidents about which the law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court.


     
  • Items in the Court Docket are compiled from public records contained in the Union Township 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 Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Winnemucca Police Department and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports. The Humboldt Sun reports all incidents about which the law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court.


     

  • Reasons vs. excuses for teenagers
    EUREKA, Nev. — I try not to generalize. You know, use the words everyone, always or never in describing the latest central point in any current tirade that is the front runner of the conversation I may be embroiled in. A-hem, however, yes however, in trying to get my point across (which translates into getting my way), sometimes (always) I might stretch the facts to include more interested parties (everyone) into occasionally (never) doing as I do, but rather do as I say. For example:
     
  • Keeping up with the times:  Expanding broadband access to rural America
    The digital economy is rapidly growing, and farmers and ranchers who can’t keep up are being left in the dust.
     
  • Love letter to Raley’s
    I am in mourning. The store in which I have spent more time than any other has announced it’s leaving Winnemucca in six weeks. I have loved Raley’s supermarket for the 38 years my family and I have lived in Winnemucca. It would be fascinating to know how much time I have spent inside those doors, not to mention the amount of money I’ve traded for the best and freshest produce available anywhere in Nevada along with an amazing selection of foods, meat, and so many other items.
     
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