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Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 AM
The river is full, there’s still snow on the mountains, and the Mormon Crickets and mosquitos are out in full force. Officials say this year is going to bring an increased population of bugs and are working to mitigate the nuisance. 
“Mormon Cricket populations have been on the rise for the last couple of years, and we expect significant numbers near Winnemucca,” said Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) Entomologist Jeff Knight. 
  • The Nevada Mining Association (NvMA) is proud to recognize Amanda
    Hilton and Jan Morrison during the 28th annual Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon in Reno on Thursday, May 23. The event celebrates passionate and successful women doing great work across northern Nevada.
    The Nevada Mining Association is honoring Hilton and Morrison for their leadership and dedication to Nevada mining communities.
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  • Lowry High School students in the PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design class of Mr. Santos, and the Biology class of Mrs. Pasquale have been busy researching and testing the effectiveness of an artificial fish habitat structure used in many of the northern Nevada lakes and ponds.  Continue this story
  • At a recent meeting of the Winnemucca Convention and Visitor’s Authority (WCVA), the board unanimously voted to move forward with a feasibility study for Joe Mackie Hall (East building) of the Winnemucca Convention Center, at a price of $31,000 including travel expenses. 
    WCVA Director Kim Petersen presented the proposal received by P3 Partners to the board during the open request for proposal period. Petersen said that P3 Partners was the only company that sent a proposal for the type of study they were looking for. 
    P3 Partners presented to the WCVA board in February, presenting a unique public-private partnership model which allows for the construction to be done faster and cheaper than a public project. 
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  • The Humboldt County Commission heard Humboldt County Communication/TV Director Ric Grantham describe a complex series of maneuvers to move television translator equipment from Oregon to Humboldt County. The county’s TV District is violating FCC rules regarding rebroadcasting channels within Designated Marketing Area (DMA).
    Grantham told the commissioners that the FCC checkerboarded the United States for major broadcasters like NBC and ABC so that all they control all the advertising within the designated areas. “The FCC allows the translator districts to rebroadcast those broadcasters’ content from their stations as long as you have a permission slip from them,” Grantham said. 
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  • Humboldt County Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Humboldt County Courthouse Meeting Room 201, 50 West Fifth Street, Winnemucca. Continue this story
  • For the months of April and May Lowry High School had multiple student of the month nominations as well as numerous staff of the month nominations. The following students and staff are deserving of their nominations and help to improve Lowry High School through their hard work ethics, positive attitudes, and through setting an exemplary example for their fellow peers.
    Mrs. Amie Godinez was nominated for staff of the month because she puts in effort to help her students understand the lessons she has taught, and she is very passionate about her job. She strives to be the best she can be, to help ensure her students can do the same.  She makes herself available outside of school hours to be there for her students, and she genuinely cares for them and their learning. 
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  • On Monday, May 5, the city and county met for a review of the fiscal year (FY) 2018-2019 and FY 2019-2020 tentative budget for facilities and programs in which the city and county share costs. Humboldt County Commissioner Jim French and other commissioners expressed concerns with the city’s recent marijuana discussion.  Continue this story
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Badger Bryce Niblack celebrates his grand slam with his team at the plate.
Badger Bryce Niblack celebrates his grand slam with his team at the plate.
Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 AM
Twenty Three baseball teams from Fernley, Fallon, Yerington, Lovelock, Elko, Spring Creek, Dayton and Winnemucca battled it out last weekend on five different parks across our town. 
  • The Lowry High School baseball team went to Truckee on May 4-5 to close out its season. 
    The league leaders and regional champions, beat the Buckaroos in all three games in the Sierra Nevada Mountains 
    Lowry managed to score a few runs in their 10-3 loss to the Wolverines on Friday, May 4. However, on  Saturday. May 5, Lowry lost the last two games  10-0 and 15-0 to finish the season with a 10-17 league record. 
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  • The Lowry High School golf team qualified for the NIAA 3A State Tournament in Genoa Lakes that was held May 13-14, but they took the final spot in their last match of the year.  Continue this story
  • Colby Terry cleared 12 feet and Rachel Garrison tossed the discus 114 feet, 7 inches to secure the top spots in the pole vault and discus events at Churchill County (Fallon) High School last weekend and they are looking forward to a spot at the state championships on Friday and Saturday 
    Garrison also finished second in the shot put (32-7) and Heather Hall (31-9.25) was third. 
    The top four finishers in each event at regionals go on to compete at state. 
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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 Docket are compiled from public records contained in the Union Township Justice Court and the Sixth Judicial District Court. The Humboldt Sun reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information. When requested by the individual, the Sun will post the person’s mug shot with their court disposition. 
  • At a jury trial in April, Steven Dixon was found guilty of a category B felony charge driving under the influence with a prior felony conviction. In a recent court hearing, the court re-sentenced Dixon for a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge because the Deputy District Attorney failed to present evidence of prior convictions at sentencing.
    Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Michael Montero explained that the Nevada Revised Statutes requires that the prosecutor present evidence of prior felony convictions at the sentencing hearing, which did not happen. 
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