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  • As of Friday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reported the Martin wildfire to be at 95 percent containment after growing to 435,569 acres (680 square miles estimated) since being reported at 12:45 a.m. on the morning of July 5, and that fire personnel would continue to patrol and check for hotspots, mostly using aerial monitoring.  Continue this story
  • That’s how its leader explains it on the phone one afternoon in June.
    In the past few months, Bitcointopia, Inc. has made four small land purchases in rural Nevada outside of Elko with a vision of creating “an experimental city” that mines and runs on the digital cryptocurrency. The website declares that Bitcointopia will use the technology that supports bitcoin — blockchain — to run its government, a government that it says would be formed under several legal frameworks, from the Articles of Incorporation to the Outerspace Treaty of 1966.
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  • Nevada’s health insurance exchange was injected with yet another dose of uncertainty over the weekend after the Trump administration announced it was stopping payments to insurance companies required under the Affordable Care Act to even out the burden of providing coverage to the sickest patients. Continue this story
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Winnemucca’s Susan Hoenck stops quickly to keep her cow in line.
Winnemucca’s Susan Hoenck stops quickly to keep her cow in line.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00 AM
Cutting is a ranch term for singling a cow out of the herd so that it can be given individual attention for medical reasons or for branding. 
This very practical activity has been turned into a 2.5-minute competition scored by a judge. A minimum of two cows must be “cut out” of the herd, but cutting three cows is also acceptable. 

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