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  • Back to the books!
    Humboldt County School District students returned to school yesterday across the county.
  • Looking to technology to help stretch water resources
    Could the driest state in the union become a hub for technology aimed at stretching water resources? The Nevada Water Center of Excellence (WCOE) and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) — have sent out a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit collaborative, unique applications from water technology companies with ideas for how the driest state in the union could make the most of its water resources to provide for a growing population and support economic development efforts to continue to attract business and industry to the state. 
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
    As parents and children gear up for the first day of school, health officials urge parents to include eye examinations as part of the back to school check list. 
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

    Most children have healthy eyes. But there are conditions that can threaten good vision. Because you can't always "look" into your child's eyes to tell if they have eye health problems, set up some time today for an eye exam. In addition, be on the lookout for these common diseases of the eye.




        
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    Three Things You Need to Know Today

    • Desert Twisters square dancers meet at the Baptist Church in Winnemucca at 7 p.m. each Monday. For more information call Carol at 625-2929 or 623-3006. 
    • The Lovelock Lions Club meets at C Punch at noon each Monday. 
    • National Trail Mix Day is observed on Aug. 31. Trail mix is a combination of dried fruit, grains, nuts, and sometimes chocolate, developed as a snack food to be taken along on hikes. Trail mix is considered an ideal snack food for hikes, because it is lightweight, easy to store, and nutritious, providing a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruit or granola, and sustained energy from fats in nuts. 

    • Aiding donation
      Thanks to a generous donation from Newmont Mining Corporation through their Community Reinvestment Program, the Winnemucca Youth Football League received new first-aid kits. The donation paid for all of the new kits and supplies to restock them for several seasons of football. Athletes from left to right are Jake Bauman, Michael Casalez, Layne Welch, Sam Roth, Eric Warner and Matthew Casalez.

    • Lowry takes top spot at icebreaker tourney
      It may not count as far as the regular season is concerned, but the Lowry High School girls golf team earned some bragging rights over its eastern Nevada counterparts.
    • Mustang volleyball team heads to Yerington for preseason tournament
      With tryouts behind them, the Pershing County High School varsity volleyball team has coalesced into a nine-member squad with only one senior on the roster — Bailey Wanner. 
    • Mustangs prepare to confront  Dayton in season opener on Friday
      The Pershing County High School football teams boarded a bus at 5:45 a.m. this past Saturday and traveled to Spring Creek for a preseason scrimmage. The competition gave the coaches a better idea of the squad’s strengths as well as areas they need to work on in the days preceding their first game of the 2015 season.
        
    Aiding donationLowry takes top spot at icebreaker tourneyMustang volleyball team heads to Yerington for preseason tournamentMustangs prepare to confront  Dayton in season opener on Friday
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    Announcements

    • Obituary: Antonia (Barinaga) Hooft
      Antonia (Barinaga) Hooft, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2015 at Morningstar Senior Living in Sparks, Nevada, one day before her 94th birthday. She was born August 26, 1921 to Pablo and Estebana Barinaga in Golconda Nevada.
       
    • Obituary: Paul Mihal Jr.
      Paul Mihal, Jr. was born May 31, 1951 and died Aug. 26, 2015.  
    • Humboldt County Senior Menu
      There are many activities for seniors at the Pleasant Senior Center, 1480 Lay St. The following is the schedule for Aug 31 — Sept 4 :
       
    • Grad in the News: Messerly receives ‘white coat’
      In an emotional event marking the beginning of their medical career Terrell Messerly of Winnemucca, received his white coat marking the entering of medical school.  
       
    • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will meet with the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) on Sept. 17 and 18, in Winnemucca. On Sept. 17, the meeting will be held at the Winnemucca BLM District office at 5100 East Winnemucca Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 18, the RAC will attend a field tour to the Owyhee Desert. 

       

       

    • 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.


       

    • Ditto
      EUREKA, Nev. — Life, in some respects, is a series of dittos. You see a great look in an advertisement, be it clothes, hair style, furnishings and you want that same look. Well, that is a ditto.  
    • Trump: Rising from the GOP’s ashes
      There’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner status. Others point to some anger or racism the Trump Brand Name has tapped into. The rest? Apologists or denouncers. 
       
    • Standing up for rural postal delivery
      Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.
       

    • Snack right for sports success
      Football, volleyball and soccer players will board school buses for destinations near and far when Fall sports season kicks off towards the end of August. Because athletic kids need more calories than their more sedentary peers, and don't always find time to eat healthy meals they'll probably fill some of those hours on the road with snacking. But some snacks are better than others when it comes to gaining that competitive edge.
        
    Snack right for sports success
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