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  • States take on test makers as schools stop exams
    LAS VEGAS — States are positioning themselves to hold the test makers accountable over the botched Common Core assessments.
  • Spring snow —
    The National Weather Service out of Elko reported that Humboldt County received about an inch of precipitation overall between Friday and Saturday. The Winnemucca area received the most at around 1.25 inches and Orovada received the least precipitation at about three-fourths of an inch. This is good news for the county, according to the National Weather Service. 
  • Verdi wows Winnemucca with LIVE!

    Winnemucca Presents LIVE! featured Los Angeles based saxophonist Rob Verdi. Verdi wowed the audience with his skill on a variety of rare instruments. He performed on a tiny sopranino (Italian for ‘really small’) saxophone. The instrument was a gift from basketball great Wilt Chamberlain; Verdi joked that it was Chamberlain’s tie pin.

     
  • Come fly with me!
    The fourth annual Winnemucca Balloon Festival was dampened by weather on Saturday, but the colorful orbs took to the skies Sunday morning when the weather cleared enough for pilots to launch. The annual event drew crowds to the Sports Complex, which acted as the launch site, where festival-goers could go up for tethered rides and play games at “Party in the Park,” hosted by the Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services organization. 

     
    
States take on test makers as schools stop examsSpring snow — Verdi wows Winnemucca with LIVE!Come fly with me!
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • The Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. at the district office boardroom.  
  • Interested in trodding the boards? Got greasepaint in your blood? Want to belt out a few show tunes? The White Sage Theatre group meets at Las Margaritas to discuss upcoming and ongoing theater performances in Winnemucca. Dinner at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. For more information email whitesagetheatre@gmail.com.



     
  • Humboldt General Hospital’s board of trustees meets Tuesday, April 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. There is an opportunity for public comment at the beginning and at the end of the meeting.
     

    
Lowry golfers turn in best finish of season on home courseJeppsen, Criddle, Sanchez earn top-three finishes at Big George InviteINSIDE NASCAR: Fox NASCAR announcer Steve Byrnes dies of cancer at age 56INSIDE NASCAR: Right As Rain
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Announcements

  • Obituary: Jennifer Dawn (Maynick) Schrum
    Jennifer Dawn (Maynick) Schrum, 32, of Lake Stevens, Washington, passed away on April 18th, 2015.
     
  • Obituary: Tina Mary Salas
    Tina Mary Salas was born on 12/31/1958, in Rockford, Illinois to Joe and Teresa Palmeno. Tina unexpectedly passed on 4/19/2015.
     
  • Obituary: D. Edwin ‘Ed’ Brush
    D. Edwin “Ed” Brush was taken from us in a peaceful setting at his home with family and friends where he succumbed to be free again on April 19, 2015.  
  • Humboldt County Pets at the Pound
    The following animals were recently picked up by Animal Control. More information on impounded dogs at the Sage Heights shelter is available by calling the shelter at 623-6403 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 623-6429 and leaving a message, 24 hours a day. When calling, be prepared to provide the dog’s description, license number and general area in which it was lost.
     
  • Humboldt County Senior Center Menus
    There are many activities for seniors at the Pleasant Senior Center, 1480 Lay St. The following is the schedule for April 27 — May 1 :
     
  • Lander County Senior Lunch Menus
    The High Noon Cafe is a dinning establishment for senior community members.  Lunch is served at noon, Monday through Friday.

     

  • 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 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 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.


     

  • Within the food industry, there is no issue as challenging, divisive and confusing as food labeling. The issue has been further clouded by recent attempts to pass state and local laws calling for labels on foods with ingredients developed through biotechnology, regardless of the actual impact on the quality, safety or nature of the food product. 
     
  • EUREKA, Nev. — I try my best to let gossip pass through my delicate little ears without stopping. I want to know if someone is sick or going through a rough time so that I might be able to do something to help. Send a card, make a casserole… But to whisper and cackle while taking pleasure in life circumstances of another person, well that just doesn’t appeal to me. To be honest, of course I am going to be honest — honest! When I was younger I did tend to be a host car on the gossip train. But, as I assume it always happens, the gossip was eventually about me. Well that taught me, faster than any guilt trip put on me by a preacher, to be the end of the line person with gossip. Just what is it about gossip that tantalizes and seduces? Where is the best place to hear gossip? What is the best way to pull up on the reigns to put a whoa on a story? 
     
  • As Congress departs for summer recess and the 2016 Presidential election season begins, national security is set to dominate the agenda. Although the economy, the Affordable Health Care Act, and taxes remain issues of great interest, the state of our foreign affairs and national security now necessarily are the critical issues to be addressed over the next two years. There are many crises occurring around the world impacting security affairs, but just a few afford a glimpse of the tremendous threats emerging to the US and US interests:
     
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