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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:00 AM
Basque dancers perform at the spaghetti dinner at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Battle Mountain.

  • The American Red Cross is currently compiling a list of names for its annual Sound the Alarm smoke detector installation campaign, through May 1. Smoke alarm installations are tentatively scheduled on May 11 and 18, 2019.  Continue this story
  • Growing fruit crops in the home garden can be a rewarding experience and a source of enjoyment for many years. It can also be a disappointing venture and a source of frustration. The difference is most often due to the many diseases and insect pests that attack fruit crops and in understanding how to best avoid or reduce the damage, they cause. Some problems are minor, but others have the potential to destroy the entire crop or to kill the plants. Resistant cultivars reduce some losses and good cultural practices reduce others, but some use of chemical pesticides may also be necessary to ensure an abundant crop of wholesome fruit. Continue this story
  • Every boy should have a bike, and Battle Mountain residents gathered at the Civic Center for an evening of bingo games, a raffle and silent auction to raise funds for Andrew Cochran, 9, to help him receive an adaptive bike. 
    Andrew has a brain abnormality called semilobar holoprosencephaly. 
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  • Long before she was a Sparks city councilwoman or a state senator, Julia Ratti was a cancer patient.
    She was in her late twenties and working as the executive director of a small nonprofit when the doctors found cancerous tumors on her vocal cords. She spent 17 years and nine surgeries fighting back the tumors. Just when it had been a couple of years and the doctors thought they were gone, the tumors would show up again.
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  • A new audit evaluating whether the state is doing too much standardized testing concluded the Nevada Department of Education could do a better job of communicating the purpose of various exams and could try to look for ways to get results back faster.
    The report came about after lawmakers requested it through SB303 in the 2017 session. The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, said the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act began an era of testing that has gotten out of hand.
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  • In the wake of a scathing legislative audit that found deplorable living conditions in community homes for the mentally ill, lawmakers took up a bill on Friday that would place the facilities more squarely under the thumb of state health inspectors. Continue this story
  • Humboldt County School District is making a methodical shift away from traditional educational styles toward personalized learning.
    According to nationwide enrollment trends, public school numbers are dropping while charter and homeschool (including online programs) numbers rise. One reason for the shift is the increased access to challenging, flexible and self-driven programs that provide individualized options for students not currently available at the local brick and mortar school house. In order for public school to remain relevant, it has to evolve to meet those needs.
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The Lady Warriors wait at the net as the team looks on.
The Lady Warriors wait at the net as the team looks on.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:00 AM
Winnemucca Junior High School hosted a Bi-County volleyball tournament last Saturday against teams from Lovelock, Pyramid Lake and McDermitt. 
The eighth-grade squad won both of their matches in straight sets against Lovelock and Pyramid Lake to end the regular season on their home court.
 “Our season was really good," said eighth-grade WJHS coach Tawnya Root. "I think that the girls have grown a lot. They have a little more team cohesiveness, so they are playing better together. It doesn’t take them quite so long to wake up and realize that we are playing volleyball. “Belen (Barocio) has had a really good season as a setter; she and her sister Alex played really well together. Jada (Matheny) and Kailey (Franklin) as outside hitters, and my other setters, Megan (Cook) and Shelbie (Hoyt) have also stood out this year, getting the job done.”
  • The Winnemucca Events Complex was the site of the 3D Indoor Archery Challenge last weekend and was a big bulls-eye with locals and visitors. 
    “This event is sponsored by the Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority, but they have started a local archery club and hopefully by next year they will be ready to take the reins of it,” said director of the WCVA Kim Petersen. “We have about 250 archers here from Nevada, California, Idaho and Utah. This is 3D archery; we have very realistic-looking animal targets and other challenging twists.”
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  • The Winnemucca Junior High School wrestling team had numerous first place finishers last Saturday on their own mats, but there was success all the way across the team.
    “It was a good weekend for the Warrior wrestling team,” WJHS wrestling coach John Brooks said. “We entered 33 wrestlers in our home tournament and came out of it with 15 champions!”
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  • The Lowry High School swim team started the season with a trip to South Tahoe last Saturday and finished with mixed results.
    The men’s team notched a victory over South Tahoe 97-81, but the women’s team went down hard to the Vikings 159-36.
    “The entire team looked strong at what is typically a tough meet, and I am impressed that the boys won because South Tahoe is about twice our size,” said LHS coach Shelby Ruff. “In the past we would win with numbers, and now we are winning with speed.”
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  • 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 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.
  • 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.
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