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The amended petition asks the court to order the state water engineer “to bring all over-appropriated groundwater basins surrounding the Humboldt River back to their perennial annual yield, eliminate the cone of depression caused by over-allocation of groundwater pumping causing interference with surface water flows and regulate water used for mining and milling pursuant to Nevada statutory code.”
The amended petition asks the court to order the state water engineer “to bring all over-appropriated groundwater basins surrounding the Humboldt River back to their perennial annual yield, eliminate the cone of depression caused by over-allocation of groundwater pumping causing interference with surface water flows and regulate water used for mining and milling pursuant to Nevada statutory code.”
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:00 AM
A district court hearing was held in Lovelock last week to consider the latest motions in the litigation by the Pershing County Water Conservation District against the Nevada Division of Water Resources. Farmers have petitioned for tighter state control of groundwater pumping in the Humboldt River Basin.
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MORE LOCAL STORIES

  • SPARKS – On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) began receiving accounts of horses exposed to equine herpes virus type 4 (EHV-4) and Streptococcus equi bacterial infection (also known as strangles or equine distemper). Both diseases are highly contagious among horses, and strangles is listed on the National List of Reportable Animal Diseases.
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  • RENO – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management are now accepting applications for the Nevada Youth Range Camp to be held June-18-24 in central Nevada’s Desatoya Mountains. Applications must be submitted by April 28.
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  • BATTLE MOUNTAIN – Snow removal, abruptly changing temperatures and fast moving water from snow melt damage roads within the BLM Battle Mountain District every year. Users of public lands should exercise caution and be aware of road conditions relative to their travel requirements, especially when driving in steep mountain country or where ground has been softened, creating large amounts of mud.  Continue this story
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SPORTS

The Lowry High School girls basketball team finishes second at the NIAA 3A State Championships last weekend in Las Vegas.
The Lowry High School girls basketball team finishes second at the NIAA 3A State Championships last weekend in Las Vegas.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — When the Lowry High School girls basketball team defeated Moapa Valley in the semifinals of the NIAA 3A State Championships, it gave the Lady Bucks another opportunity to play rival Churchill County.

Announcements

  • Obituary: Edna Hannah Schuyler
    Edna Hannah Schuyler, 96, of Winnemucca, NV passed away on February 20, 2017 at the Battle Mountain General Hospital Nursing Home.
  • Obituary: Lena Johnson
    Lena Johnson , a lifelong resident of Lovelock passed away on February 13, 2017. Lena was born in Lovelock on August 18, 1931. 
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  • Items in the Police Blotter are compiled from public information contained in Nevada Highway Patrol 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 Court Dispositions 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. When requested by the individual, N4N will post the person’s mug shot with their court disposition.
  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Humboldt 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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  • Vinegar: Is it a 'safer' herbicide?
    So far, this year’s record setting precipitation has been well received by local farmer and ranchers. However, those with home gardens and ornamental landscapes, you can probably expect lots of very healthy, rapidly growing weeds. 
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    Mornings here are almost always bright and sunny, but today all is dull and grey. The rain beats against my window in waves as I look out at the low dark clouds. Off and on through the night I heard the stormy winds blow.
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    Implementing fully legalized marijuana in Nevada should be tough and presents challenges.
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LIFESTYLE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:00 AM
These dogs are available from the Winnemucca City-County Animal Shelter.

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    Frugal Flamingo thrift store provides a number of great services to area residents. One service that may not be obvious is the sheer tonnage of items that Frugal Flamingo keeps out of the landfill. 
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  • Ask Earthtalk: What’s new with batteries these days?
    EarthTalk tackles questions about the Earth and our environment with thoughtful, concise answers that give readers solid and balanced environmental information. The editors of E - The Environmental Magazine tackle key issues, provides tips on how one can “green up” his or her own lifestyle and offers insight for people who want the big picture about the global environment. 

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  • Review: In 'Get Out,' the two-faced horrors of racism
    Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results in "Get Out."
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