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  • Nevada among states outlawing guns for domestic abusers
    Repeat violence involving domestic partners is an issue that state lawmakers tried to address last year, passing a law banning anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence in Nevada or any other state from possessing a gun. The law went into effect with Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval's signature in June. It also prohibits people from buying a gun if they've been ordered by a court to stay away from their estranged partner.

  • Burning Man tickets to include live entertainment tax
    People buying Burning Man tickets later this month will also pay live entertainment tax for the first time.
  • Lander County mine expanding
    Klondex Gold and Silver Mining Company of Vancouver, BC, Canada, says that in 2016, it will transition its “flagship” mine from advanced underground and surface exploration to full production mining. The Fire Creek Mine is located approximately 37 miles east of Battle Mountain and four miles northwest of Crescent Valley.
  • Erwin pleads ‘no contest’ to murder charges
    Pamela Ann Erwin pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of second degree murder for the death of her then-husband James Erwin in 2003. The charges state that Erwin stabbed her husband to death and later buried him in a shallow grave. She was represented in court by public defender Matt Stermitz.
    
Nevada among states outlawing guns for domestic abusersBurning Man tickets to include live entertainment taxLander County mine expandingErwin pleads ‘no contest’ to murder charges
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • The Imlay Town Board meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Imlay Community/Senior Center. Call 224-8912 for more information. 
  • Iconic actor James Dean was born this day in 1931. He was killed in 1955 in a car wreck. He starred in only three films, East of Eden in 1955, Rebel Without a Cause, also in 1955, and released posthumously was Giant, in 1956.
  • February is American Heart Month! Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. In fact, more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.

    
SUPER BOWL 50: Passing the Torch Pershing County boys wallop Silver Stage in league playPershing County girls split games with Silver Stage, LowryBattle Mountain wrestlers compete in Winnemucca
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Announcements

  • There will be a Celebration of Life for Gloria C. Tomasini on Saturday, February 13th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winnemucca Convention Center.
  • Obituary: Robert Lee Edwards
    Robert Lee Edwards left this world held in the arms of his loving wife, Rae and wonderful, grown children, Broc Dayton Edwards and Molly Rae Edwards on Saturday, January 30, 2016.

  • 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.
  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports. 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 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.


  • Property tax!?
    Yuk! At least that is how most people view property taxes. There are plenty of misconceptions regarding the use of property taxes, so in this edition we will look at one example of what your property taxes fund.
  • How to tell if Congress  is working again
    There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices. Perhaps most important, they’ve acknowledged that Congress has many bad habits, and insist that they want to restore a healthy legislative process.
  •  The Irate Train Conductor
    LINDEN, Texas — Riding passenger trains in the 1940s was more fun than a barrel of monkeys. 

    
Don't just dip. For serious Super Bowl comfort food, hot dipKeep the crisp, lose the labor in these Super Bowl wingsFour-legged fur balls take to the field in Kitten Bowl IIIMayor Putnam, Police Chief Silva honor staff
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