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Gold on a roll as price spikes on Yellen wordsHumboldt County courthouse weddings still onRain, snow or shine Miller putting the ‘zip’ in zipcodeMentoring program helps new teachers succeed
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln is born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Lincoln was a man of dry, folksy wit who had formal education for only one year. After that, he read widely and has come to be known as a great thinker and orator.

  • The crust is flaky, the filling is sometimes sweet and sometimes savory — but no matter how you like your pie, this is the month for you! February is Great American Pie Month!
  • The annual Lovers Aloft Balloon Festival continues through this weekend in Lovelock. Saturday and Sunday the balloons launch at 7:30 a.m., with tethered rides at 8 a.m. For a full schedule visit www.pershingchamber.com

    
Cooper’s Crushers win 2016 Don Peters Memorial TourneyLady Bucks roll to 67-43 win over Elko, extend winning streak to sixBuckaroo wrestlers win six of seven dualsPCHS wrestlers place second at Division III/IV North duals
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Announcements

  • Humboldt County School Lunch Menus
    The following menus are provided by the Humboldt County School District for Feb. 16 — 19
  • Humboldt County Senior Lunch Menus
    There are many activities for seniors at the Pleasant Senior Center, 1480 Lay St. The following is the schedule for Feb 15 — Feb 19 :
  • On Tuesday, the Sun reported that a joint meeting with the Winnemucca City Council and Humboldt County Commissioners to settle the matter of where the MedX Air One helicopter should be permitted to land would be held on Feb. 16. Due to conflicting schedules, that meeting date has been changed to March 7 at 9:30 a.m. upstairs at the Courthouse. 

  • 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 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 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.


  • Teen domestic violence can lead to serious problems in adulthood. According to Futures Without Violence, young people also contend with domestic violence; the statistics are shocking.
  • Legitimate complaints don’t justify illegal activity
    Federal land ownership has concerned Westerners well before the infamous Bundy family began ranching. Interestingly, ranchers asked for federal intervention in the early 1900s because overgrazing had caused range deterioration and disagreements among ranchers. Extreme conditions during the Dust Bowl finally pushed Congress to pass the Taylor Grazing Act in 1934.
  • The New Now! Dance
    Spending money is sometimes hard to do. Not money for milk and bread and regular goodies. Not even money for shoes for the kids or a movie once in a while. No, I’m talking big chunks of money.

  • Bernie bus makes stop in Winnemucca —
    A bright red bus turned heads in Winnemucca on Wednesday. 
  • WGS honors great readers
    Teachers and administration at Winnemucca Grammar School want students at the school to learn to read and love to read. They recognize the students’ effort and accomplishment toward that goal with awards handed out every month.
  • Nevada Outdoor School Facebook photo contest winners
     Nevada Outdoor School recently held a Facebook photo contest as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh winter air. They have announced the winners and posted them on the NOS Facebook account. The first place photo, “Kit Fox in the Toiyabes” was taken by Nick Prasser. The second place photo is “Pots Hot Spring,” taken by Rosa Prasser. The third place prize went to “Equine Therapy with Bandit,” by Kristin Page. Congratulations to the winners. 
  • Six PCMS students head to Reno Science Fair
    They bounced basketballs, wrapped apple slices and dissolved Alka Seltzer. Eighth grader Drew Gilliland wrote a calculator program in JavaScript. The entire Middle School participated. It was all for science. Judges chose six students to represent the school at the upcoming Western Nevada Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
    
Bernie bus makes stop in Winnemucca — WGS honors great readers Nevada Outdoor School Facebook photo contest winnersSix PCMS students head to Reno Science Fair
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