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  • Basque culture celebrated in Denio with dinner and dancing
    Basque culture recently engulfed the small community of Denio. On Saturday, April 18, people flocked to the tiny town, located 100 miles north of Winnemucca, to enjoy an authentic Basque dinner, Basque dancing and craft show held by the Jackson Mountain Homemakers. Entertainment was provided by the Winnemucca Irrintzi Dancers. The rapid foot-work, high jumps and kicks, enthusiastic rhythm and addictive energy of the dancers had guests mesmerized. Performers ranged from age 3 to adult. 
  • Young artists recognized for entries to 2015 Nevada Junior Duck Stamp art competition
    LAS VEGAS — Three dozen young artists from throughout the state were presented with awards for their participation in the 2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program art contest. Santiago LaRochelle, a student in Gina DeGrechie’s eighth-grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Las Vegas, picked up “Best of Show” honors for his acrylic painting of a Redhead duck. He and his teacher each received $100 for their efforts from the Nevada Waterfowl Association.
  • May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month
    Nevada’s residents who live in fire-prone areas can’t just sit back and expect to have their homes and property protected from wildfire. That’s the message land management and fire fighting agencies have been putting forward for the last couple of years. Rather than sit back, residents need to take a proactive part in specific activities to prepare to survive wildfire with their property intact.
  • Uncle Sam may have picked the wrong cash cow
    MIDDLETOWN, Md. (AP) — Randy Sowers always expected the government to show up one day and ask where all the cash he was depositing at his bank came from. He thought he had the right answer: from his business selling eggs and milk at farmers markets.
    
Basque culture celebrated in Denio with dinner and dancingYoung artists recognized for entries to 2015 Nevada Junior Duck Stamp art competitionMay is Nevada Wildfire Awareness MonthUncle Sam may have picked the wrong cash cow
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • While in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. 
  • Lovelock City Council meets at 7 p.m. at Lovelock City Hall. Contact Lisa Booth at 273-2356 for more information.



     
  • The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower is peaking the night of May 5 for the northern hemisphere. Northern Nevada will have fair viewing of the sky show, which is caused by Haley's Comet passing through our solar system. The high, bright moon will hamper some viewing,  but those in particularly dark areas may enjoy a meteor every few minutes.  

    
Regional playoffs get underway for Lowry, McDermitt this weekendAlbright, Jeppsen, Garrison, Criddle and Sanchez win events at Lowry InviteSmart finishes fourth in shot put at Lowry InviteLowry’s Marchand to play basketball for Feather River
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Announcements

  • Obituary: Barbara Jean Hawkins
    Barbara Jean Hawkins of Winnemucca, fondly known to many as “Miss Jean,” passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at age 82. 
     
  • After a long battle with Alzheimer’s, on April 26, at Lovelock Nursing Home, Barbara Helton, 77, finally found peace. Beloved wife of Hayden, mother of James (Cassandra), Elizabeth and Tammy, and grandmother to Conner, John (Amanda), and Joseph. Plus all her adopted family. She will be missed by all who knew her. 
  • Obituary: Dennis Ray Ramasco
    Dennis Ray Ramasco was taken from us on the 25th of April, 2015 following a brief illness.
     

  • 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 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 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.


     

  • Two years ago, our daughter got her first computer. With software, it cost about $500. Daddy noted that her laptop, which is nothing special by today’s standards, had more computing power than all the computers in the world combined when he was her age 52 years earlier. A portable device used by an 11-year-old girl for school lessons, playing games and surfing the web had more capability than all the massive computing hardware once owned by the world’s governments, universities and large corporations. 
  • I mentioned to a gal that her new hair style was very flattering to her face. She seemed to really appreciate that I noticed. Then she says to me that she liked the highlights I had put in my hair too. Well I said thanks but those aren’t highlights, those are just gray hair and I just ha ha ha-ed it off. Then in a matter of just two days I had occasion to have my picture taken and those same “highlights” lit up the space on my head between my bangs line and the rest of my head making it look like glob of flour had exploded there.
     
  • Legal rights for animals? Not so fast. A few weeks ago, says the New York Post, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe “inadvertently bestowed human status on two chimpanzees being used for biomedical research at Stony Brook University on Long Island.” 
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