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Carmen Santoyo celebrates reaching the summit of Lone Mountain. The mountain features a 2.2 mile hiking trail that is rugged but well-traveled. It's suitable for beginning climbers. The mountain can be seen from quite a distance and was used as a landmark to guide for early settlers who traveled along the Immigrant Trail.
Carmen Santoyo celebrates reaching the summit of Lone Mountain. The mountain features a 2.2 mile hiking trail that is rugged but well-traveled. It's suitable for beginning climbers. The mountain can be seen from quite a distance and was used as a landmark to guide for early settlers who traveled along the Immigrant Trail.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 AM
A 57-year-old grandmother Carmen Santoyo, is among the Lonely Mountain's most recent climbers. She and her daughter, Mary Rosas, made the several hundred foot climb last Tuesday.
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    Research proves physically active students do better in school and have fewer behavioral issues, according to the state department of education. A report by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health says students don't get enough activity and need to make better food choices. Schools can and should play a pivotal role in promoting students' health and well-being, the report says, adding that this will improve students' ability to learn.
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  • Grading teachers is harder than grading students
    Is it fair to evaluate a teacher, based on how well his or her students test? No, according to Nevada Assembly Bill 212 — now in committee. The bill proposes to remove student test scores from consideration in a teacher's evaluation. It was introduced by Las Vegas Assembly democrat Ozzie Fumo, a democrat and co-sponsored by four more democratic colleagues.
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  • New immunization law for Nevada students set to begin this year
    A new Nevada law requires all seventh graders in the 2017/2018 school year to provide proof they have received the vaccine to prevent meningitis prior to school starting this fall. 
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SPORTS

Derek Sandusky pitches against the Highlanders.
Derek Sandusky pitches against the Highlanders.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 AM
The Pershing County Mustangs baseball team wowed the home crowd this past weekend. But first they traveled to Incline to challenge the Highlanders in the first game of a triple header. The Mustangs beat their hosts with a score of 8 – 7.

Announcements

  • Garley Amos, Jr. passed away March 20, 2017. He was born January 28, 1948. Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 23 at the Convention Center, West Hall. A full obituary will appear as available.
  • Obituary: Sharon Lynn Conklin
    Sharon Lynn Conklin passed away peacefully surrounded by love, on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at 12:50 A.M. 
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  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Argenta 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 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 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.
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  • As I drive around the area, I can see that the winter wheat planted last fall has responded well to the above average precipitation received over the winter months. Winter wheat production can be improved and input costs reduced with good knowledge of growth and development. Seeding date, irrigation scheduling, fertilizer, and pest control are more effective if accurately timed to crop development.
  • Rock on
    Do some rocks have the ability to make the world go around? Yes, some rocks are worth their weight in gold — those would be golden rocks. Yes big ole golden nuggets. Then again some rocks are just rocks. But put some of those plain rocks together in a line and drill some holes in them and string them on some wire or heavy thread and put a clasp on them and you have jewelry. Rock jewelry.
  • K-12 Education in Nevada: The facts, part II
    This is the fifth column in a series presenting findings and conclusions of Nevada’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), posted at controller.nv.gov. Last time, we discussed state spending and revenue trends in K-12 education. Here, we address key policy issues.
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LIFESTYLE

Michel Carden, RN, and Bertha Higbee, RN, recently graduated with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from Great Basin College—while working full time at Humboldt General Hospital. Carden (at left) and Higbee (at center) are pictured with HGH Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Bryan.
Michel Carden, RN, and Bertha Higbee, RN, recently graduated with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from Great Basin College—while working full time at Humboldt General Hospital. Carden (at left) and Higbee (at center) are pictured with HGH Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Bryan.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 AM
WINNEMUCCA —Two local nurses say their nights and weekends have been consumed for the past two years as they have worked to accomplish a long-anticipated goal.
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