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STEVE LOMBARDO • The Humboldt Sun
An aerial shot taken July 15 shows just how close the July 13 wildfire came to homes near Wing Avenue. Agencies worked hard to provide structure protection, officials said, and no homes were lost.
STEVE LOMBARDO • The Humboldt Sun An aerial shot taken July 15 shows just how close the July 13 wildfire came to homes near Wing Avenue. Agencies worked hard to provide structure protection, officials said, and no homes were lost.
Friday, July 19, 2019 1:00 AM
High winds and a fast-moving wildfire threatened multiple homes and led to voluntary evacuations on Saturday, July 13. 
According to authorities, multiple agencies responded to the report of a brushfire off Herschell Road in Humboldt County last Saturday at approximately 4 p.m., which burned 316 acres without injury. Officials say there were many challenging factors with battling the blaze, including high temperatures, low humidity, changing winds and rough terrain. 
  • This past spring, people came from miles around to the small town of Denio, to enjoy the Basque culture.  The Jackson Mountain Homemakers hosted their 5th Annual Basque Dinner with an authentic Basque dinner, and Basque dancing by the Winnemucca Irrintzi Dancers.  The home cooked meal consisted of lamb stew, chorizo, beans, potatoes, salad, bread, wine, flan, and other authentic Basque desserts.   Continue this story
  • Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services (WDVS) has announced a new book club in Winnemucca with a focus of discussing domestic violence, sexual assault and the characteristics of healthy relationships in relation to book club readings. The book club will kick off with a meeting at the Humboldt County Library on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. to discuss the first book, “Into The Darkest Corner” by Elizabeth Haynes. 
    The book club will meet monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at the Humboldt County Library at 6 p.m. At the time of the meeting, participants are expected to have read the book and be ready to discuss the concepts of the book of the month. 
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  • Interim Director Jessica Anderson announced to the Library’s Board of Trustees that the Humboldt County Reading Coalition has obtained their first Free Little Library structure. The structure was donated by United Way of Northern Nevada and Sierra. United Way received a donation of eight little libraries from a Washoe County Boy Scout's Eagle Project. Continue this story
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MORE LOCAL STORIES

  • The Humboldt County Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Humboldt County Courthouse Meeting Room 201, 50 West Fifth Street, Winnemucca. Continue this story
  • The Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees will hold a Regular Meeting Tuesday, July 23, at 4:30 p.m. at Humboldt County School District Boardroom Room, 310 E. Fourth Street, Winnemucca. Continue this story
  • Jason Mercier hasn’t wasted any time jumping into his new role at Humboldt General Hospital. 
    After less than a month on the job, the new Revenue Cycle Director has fully embraced his responsibility for overseeing revenue activities at the hospital and organizing strategies to increase profitability.
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  • Well, we were spoiled with a couple of months of rain and cooler weather, however, the hot temperatures have really kicked in. When I spy a weather report that indicates clouds and rain, I am thrilled. But since I have lived in Nevada for many years, I realize – and accept — that raincloud can be deceptive. While there may be ominous, black thunderheads that appear to be full of droplets, and these actually often fall, they evaporate before touching earth. Thus, it rained, “in a Nevada sort of way!” Rains may be on the way, but they will be here no time soon. Because I admit the heat is ordinary and natural, I will do my best to get most of my fun and play completed before it hits high noon. At that time a can head to the pool and soak up some cool as I relax and swim. After that, what’s better than coloring with kids or painting yard-art for the fence plus some clay and puzzles in-between? Continue this story
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SPORTS

Giovani Sapien battles for control of the ball during a game at the United World Games in Austria.
Giovani Sapien battles for control of the ball during a game at the United World Games in Austria.
Friday, July 19, 2019 1:00 AM
Giovani Sapien took a trip across the pond to Klagenfurt, Austria, last month to play soccer in the United World Games that were put on by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 
The 15 year-old incoming Lowry High School sophomore was a part of the 40 Nations and 800 teams that competed in 15 different sports.
Sapien was recommended for the team by an anonymous coach for his efforts in the past year and he made the trip with his mother and sister in all of their first trips to Europe.
  • Humboldt County’s Mary Agnes Boni and Skip Durand both qualified and competed in their first National Senior Olympic Games in Albuquerque, N.M.,  that were held June 14-25.
    The top three finishers in each state competition earned the right to compete at nationals, with the top eight national winners in each event getting a ribbon. 
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  • The small border-town of McDermitt, Nevada, celebrated the 106th year of traditional working ranch rodeo. This annual event was held during the day on July 4-5.
    The evening of the Fourth included youth and adult street races and live music from, High Desert Habit, at the Say When Restaurant and Casino.
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  • Thirty-one junior golfers hit the links last Wednesday at the Winnemucca Municipal Golf Course on another beautiful Humboldt County morning to work on their strokes in the Herzog Family Tournament.  Continue this story

Announcements

  • 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.
  • In a court hearing on Tuesday, Carlos Travon Torres changed his plea from not guilty to no contest to the murder of 39-year-old Elizabeth Crawford, who was found fatally stabbed multiple times in a motel in Winnemucca in March 2018. The jury trial for the case scheduled to start the following day was vacated following the change of plea, and sentencing for Torres is scheduled for Friday, September 20 at 9 a.m. 
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