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  • Jury clears Martinez of sexual assault, burglary charges
    A four women, eight man jury found 41-year-old Joaquin Rios Martinez not guilty of all charges after last week’s “she said, he said” three-day trial in the Eleventh Judicial District Court. After the trial and about 10 minutes of deliberation, the jury’s verdict was announced late Friday afternoon almost one year after Martinez was arrested at the 2014 Burning Man event then incarcerated in the county jail.
  • Honor Flight Nevada flies veterans to DC monuments
    When the nurse at Reno’s VA hospital directed Steven Smith, of Lovelock, to another location he thought it was a medical appointment they forgot to tell him about. 
  • PBIS launched at tri-county schools
    Kids started school this past Tuesday but local teachers spent much of their vacation planning ways to improve the overall school climate for everyone. When several Pershing elementary teachers and administrators attended a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) training session in Winnemucca this past June they agreed on three ‘school-wide behavioral expectations’ which all their students will be taught to uphold: 
  • Work begins on flag retirement, memorial site
    Another Eagle Scout Service Project is in the works thanks to the Plimpton family. Scott Plimpton, 15, will follow his older brother Eric’s lead with a permanent flag retirement site where old American and Nevada flags will be burned. The site is dedicated to military veterans, police officers and firefighters.
    
Jury clears Martinez of sexual assault, burglary chargesHonor Flight Nevada flies veterans to DC monumentsPBIS launched at tri-county schoolsWork begins on flag retirement, memorial site
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • The Austin Historical Society meets at 180 Main St., Austin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 
  • On August 27, 2015 is Just Because Day. Why? Just because! It is believed that it was founded in 2005 as a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. If you've ever wanted to act on a strange impulse but without any logical motivation to do so — today's your day! 
  • The Lander County Commission meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in the commission chambers at the courthouse. A full agenda for this meeting can be found in the 'Community Resources' section of this website. 

     

    
Speedway closes out 2015 seasonMustangs prepare to confront  Dayton in season opener on FridayMustang volleyball team heads to Yerington for preseason tournamentBattle Mountain High School to christen new football stadium on Friday
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Announcements

  • Obituaries: Irven James Thew
    Irven James “Jim” Thew, age 73, passed away on August 12, 2015 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
     
  • Obituary: Dale William Bake
    With much love and sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved Dale William Bake on August 23, 2015. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed by all. His 76 years of life were lived to the fullest and with much happiness.
     
  • The Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 4:30 p.m. at the district office boardroom. Trustees will discuss and possibly act on the following items:
     
  • Humboldt General Hospital’s Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sarah Winnemucca Room at the Hospital. 
     
  • 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 24 — 28 :

     
     

  • 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.


     

  • 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. 
     
  • A special town
    I no longer live in Lovelock. That is why my columns are no longer filled with children’s laughter in the park, the distant barking of dogs and the sounds of horns from passing trains. But in my mind I still hear and see them. The one stoplight still cycles through green, yellow and red on a mostly empty street. People from the outside world still glide by on the freeway thinking “What town is this again?” and “Should I stop for gas?”.
     
  • About planning
    EUREKA, Nev. — Planning takes, well, planning. Some people are born planners. Off the cuff someone says we should have a family reunion and the planner of the family steps forward with a remarkable list of ideas and plans. The time, the place, the dates, the food, the places to stay, the — well you get the idea. Every minute of the event has been planned even before the rush of air from the first utterance of the idea has had time to settle into everyone’s ears!
     

  • 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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