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Dillon Maestrejuan gets ready to wipe down an exercise mat at Flex Fitness Gym on Thursday morning after instructional aid Cristina Cuevas sprays the cleaning solution. Maestrejuan and some of his classmates help out at participating Winnemucca businesses to build life and work skills.
Dillon Maestrejuan gets ready to wipe down an exercise mat at Flex Fitness Gym on Thursday morning after instructional aid Cristina Cuevas sprays the cleaning solution. Maestrejuan and some of his classmates help out at participating Winnemucca businesses to build life and work skills.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:00 AM
Lowry High School’s Comprehensive Life Skills (CLS) students are looking for Winnemucca businesses that need a little helping hand.
The CLS program helps students with special needs build independent living and vocational skills. A student in the Special Education program can receive services from the public school system until age 22. There are programs to help people with special needs find enriching work, but certain skills are needed to move from high school to “the real world.” CLS students preparing to exit public school services are learning some work skills through the transition program.
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  • The historic, and presently shuttered, Cal Neva will remain a casino and hotel when it reopens.
    Beyond that simple statement, details and plans for the property remain unfinished and undisclosed _ a point realized by many of the roughly 100 people who circulated through the Incline Village Library for a meet and greet hosted by members of the Cal Neva project.
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  • The State Land Use Planning Advisory Council (SLUPAC) held a public meeting at the Lander County Courthouse on Sept. 7. One of the main discussion points was the importance of RS 2477 roads. Continue this story
  • Voters will have six state ballot questions to consider in the November election. The most high-profile and controversial is Question 3 also known as The Energy Choice Initiative. If approved, citizens could choose their energy provider or produce all of their own energy. Continue this story
  • For the first time since taking the ACT became a high school graduation requirement four years ago, Nevada’s average composite scores rose in math, reading, and English reflecting an increase in our combined score from 17.4 last year to 17.5 in 2018 and the College Ready benchmark increased one point from last year to 11 percent. Continue this story
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SPORTS

The Lady Mustangs congratulate White Pine for a well-played game.
The Lady Mustangs congratulate White Pine for a well-played game.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:00 AM
The weekend started well for the Pershing County High School girls soccer team.
On Friday night they played under the lights on Joe Yanni Field. A home crowd of parents, grandparents, siblings and friends packed the bleachers.
Despite an onslaught of bloodthirsty mosquitoes, Pershing County sank three goals against West Wendover, one in the first half and two in the second.

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  • It’s a short ride from the Pershing County jail to the 11th Judicial courtroom.
    But, it’s long enough that freedom beckoned at least one defendant.
  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Lake Township 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 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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