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The most recent appearance of Halley’s comet was in 1986. It is due to reappear in mid-2061.
The most recent appearance of Halley’s comet was in 1986. It is due to reappear in mid-2061.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:00 AM
A ball of ice, rock, and dust sweeps across the heavens every several decades. Samuel Clemens came into the world in a Halley’s Comet year. Seventy-five years later an exhausted Mark Twain, as he then called himself, anticipated the comet’s return.
  • Traci Edgington was characterized by her public defender Steve Cochran, as a grandmother who, “for the overwhelming majority of her adult life, has not been arrested.” Cochran made the point to District Judge Michael Montero that Edgington’s violations were not related to her “criminality in the community.” 
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  • Battle Mountain Senior Center update
    Spring this year brought lots of rain. I noticed that it has been good for the trees as they have really grown. Spring daffodils from Marguerite Powrie’s yard have added a lot of splash to our dinner tables at the Senior center. Mignon Haley brought in some beautiful red tulips that also added a lot of color to the tables. Everyone is feeling the need to be out and about and talking about a trip someplace. I mowed my lawns a few days ago. They are looking better. Most of us are fighting a weed problem this year.
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  • PCSD School Board explores school uniforms
    The Pershing County School Board (PCSD) held its regular monthly meeting on Monday afternoon.
    The topic of school uniforms resurfaced. Board member James Evans put the matter on the agenda last month. At that meeting, several members agreed that students bully each other over clothing. Shayla Hudson said the teasing intensifies at certain times of the year, like ‘school picture day.’
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MORE LOCAL STORIES

  • Judge Shirley remembered Presley Ann Mitchell, 28, at an earlier point in her life. 
    “I remember when you were eleven or twelve years old,” he told the defendant. The Judge described a vivacious child racing towards a bright future.
    But, somewhere along the line, addiction grabbed the attractive young woman by the throat. She wore jailhouse stripes into the 11th Judicial Courtroom on Monday – to face charges of violating the terms of her probation.
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  • The speed limit on Gate Road at the entry to Burning Man is 10 mph – a slow crawl after a long highway stretch. At another point, the speed limit drops to 5 mph. 
    Like many people who get arrested on the playa, Jessie William Houston drove over the speed limit at the entry gate. Burners say that going even one mph over the limit can result in stops followed by searches.
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  • RENO - Nevadans will be joining with the rest of the country to recognize National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 22-29. The state and national observance of NIIW brings together hundreds of communities across the United States and countries around the world to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children, families, and communities.
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  • Leftover prescription drugs don't belong in your house, where teens or children might have access to them. That's a message being shared by Winnemucca Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Continue this story
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SPORTS

Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:00 AM
After missing out on qualifying for the NIAA State Championships for the past two years, the Lowry High School boys golf team is poised to reverse those fortunes in a month.
The Buckaroos finished third in Spring Creek this past Thursday, but kept themselves in a prime spot for the third and final state tournament berth.

Announcements

  • Libby passed away at Rosewood Rehabilitation in Sparks NV on March 15, 2017. 
  • Obituary: John Baptiste Dufurrena
    John B. Dufurrena died on April 19th in Boise, Idaho. He was born in Riverton, Wyoming on January 5, 1919 to Anton and Julia Osa. His parents divorced when he was very young and his mother later remarried Alec Dufurrena, a rancher from Denio, Nevada. He grew up at Wilder Creek ranch and attended the one room school in Denio.
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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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  • Nevada Legislature offers opportunity
    When the Nevada Legislature meets every two years, Nevada miners know to be on the look-out for bills that propose changes to this industry. At just past the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session, more than 1,164 bills have been requested with more to come.
  • Homeowner Weed Control
    With the recent rains, many homeowners are dealing with weeds in their lawns and landscape beds. Most of my articles are directed towards people that have a pesticide applicators license and are able to purchase restricted pesticides. This article will provide some information for homeowners wanting to chemically control problem weeds.
  • Advice for President Trump
    Dear Mr. President.
    I have some more friendly but important advice for you.
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LIFESTYLE

A gift of time to those who’ve given so much time to Lander County School District. Pictured (left to right) are retiring school district employees Steve Galloway, Johna Reeves and Worth Nelson with school board member John Davis.
A gift of time to those who’ve given so much time to Lander County School District. Pictured (left to right) are retiring school district employees Steve Galloway, Johna Reeves and Worth Nelson with school board member John Davis.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:00 AM
Lander County School Board members made a special effort at their April board meeting to recognize long-time district employees who are retiring this year.
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