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Friday, February 22, 2019 8:21 AM
The state of the Bode Howard Memorial Pool appeared as an agenda item at Tuesday’s city council meeting and will be an ongoing discussion for city council while the fate and status of the current pool are determined.
The agenda item included proposals for developing a plan for maintaining, rehabilitating, reconstructing or abandoning the Bode Howard Memorial Pool and options for funding and developing a new aquatic center. 
  • On Monday, Feb. 18, at approximately 5:35pm, Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a crash on I-80 eastbound 17 miles east of Battle Mountain. 
    Preliminary investigation indicates Eniel Batista-Carballo, age 28, from Las Vegas, NV, was driving a commercial motor vehicle (tractor trailer combination) and began to merge onto I-80 from the right shoulder. Another commercial motor vehicle (tractor trailer combo) driven by Brent Bingham, age 42, from Hyde Park, Utah, was driving in the slow lane approaching the merging truck. 
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  • The Winnemucca adult co-ed softball league will kick off its 2019 season under the management of a new privately formed non-profit group, “Humboldt Softball League.” The league was formerly managed by the Boys & Girls Club as part of the city facility recreational management agreement. Continue this story
  • Recently in the Sixth Judicial District Court, there were status changes in three high-profile Humboldt County cases, with the most recent updates outlined here. More in-depth background information on these cases can be found in previous editions of the Sun or on  Continue this story
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  • Neil Walker’s salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two years. Greg Holland was cut from $14 million to $2 million this season. Daniel Murphy fell from $17.5 million to $10 million.
    While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce Harper is likely to top Giancarlo Stanton’s record $325 million, 13-year deal, many less-than-superstar veterans have been routed on the free-agent market.
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  • Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services has received federal funding to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during 2019 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 7 – 13, 2019). 
    The funding will be used to host a “Clothesline Project” and Party in the Park as part of a Com-munity Awareness Project in Humboldt County. The funding comes from the U. S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) through the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA).
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  • In a quick one-two-three punch, Humboldt County Commissioners approved the creation of two new positions to manage grants. This comes after county department heads and Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Michael Montero recently expressed frustration with the grant management service from Washington D.C.-based grant firm Merchant McIntyre. Continue this story
  • The Justice Department today announced that the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) awarded more than $8.3 million in Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) funding to aid Californians who are survivors of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein made the announcement in a speech today to law enforcement at the Los Angeles Crime Fighters Leadership Conference. Continue this story
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Friday, February 22, 2019 9:00 AM
The Lowry High School girls basketball team went out of town to finish off their season in style last weekend. 
On Friday, Feb. 15,  at Fernley the Lady Bucks started a little slow, but they held on to grab a 65-60 win against the Vaqueros.
“We felt like we were in control for the entire game,” said LHS coach Melanie Thurmond. “It was up and down, but we were never down by more than a couple of points. Rachel Garrison stepped up big for us, she had 13 points and ten rebounds.”
  • Nevada football coach Jay Norvell announced today veteran coach and former NFL linebacker Jackie Shipp will coach the Wolf Pack’s defensive line heading into the 2019 season.
    “Jackie has recruited and developed some great NFL defensive linemen,” said Norvell. “He also has coached in some of the biggest games in college football. Jackie Shipp is a great addition to our Wolf Pack staff.”
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  • The Humboldt County Rural Basketball League made a stop in Denio on Saturday, Feb. 2.  In a Divsion 2 contest, Kings River/Orovada defeated McDermitt Blue 29-23. In the other Division 2 game, Denio/Fields beat Paradise 26-17. Division 2 consists of third, fourth and fifth grades. In Division 1 action, Orovada knocked off Kings River 25-18 and Paradise beat Denio/Fields 24-18. The Division 1 group includes sixth, seventh and eighth grade.

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  • The Lowry High School varsity girls basketball team finished the regular season with a pair of wins on the road and finished third in the Northern 3A standings at 14-4. Continue this story


  • Want to learn more about illegal drug use in schools? The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Parental Drug Education Program at Grass Valley Elementary School for parents on Wednesday, March 21 from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m.
  • The following animals were recently picked up by animal control. 
  • The following individuals were granted divorces recently by the Humboldt County Clerk: 
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  • 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 Police Blotter are compiled from public information contained in Winnemucca Police Department 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.
  • Recently in the Sixth Judicial District Court, there were status changes in three high-profile Humboldt County cases, with the most recent updates outlined here. More in-depth background information on these cases can be found in previous editions of the Sun or on 
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