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Twin Creeks Mine General Manager Melissa Harmon (center) as well as Turquoise Ridge General Manager Henri Gonin and Marigold Mine General Manager Greg Gibson talked about the increasing use of technology like drones to make mining safer and more efficient during Winnemucca Futures.
Twin Creeks Mine General Manager Melissa Harmon (center) as well as Turquoise Ridge General Manager Henri Gonin and Marigold Mine General Manager Greg Gibson talked about the increasing use of technology like drones to make mining safer and more efficient during Winnemucca Futures.
Friday, February 15, 2019 8:01 AM
Winnemucca Futures 2019 highlighted the advancements and trajectory of Humboldt County’s government, industries and education. More than 165 people from Humboldt County and other locales attended the event, held at the Boys and Girls Club.
  • Veterans and members of the American Legion Post 0005, Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Winnemucca Masonic Lodge gathered at the Masonic Lodge in Winnemucca on Sunday, Feb. 3 to remember the sacrifice of four World War 2 Army chaplains for the Four Chaplains interfaith memorial.
    The chaplains, who represented three different faiths, gave up their life jackets and their lives as their ship, the Dorchester, sank in the north Atlantic after being hit by an enemy torpedo on Feb. 3, 1943.
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  • There is approximately $1.1 million remaining in the Nixon Fund, which has been in the city coffers for 27 years. The city received insurance settlement monies totaling nearly $2 million for the Nixon Opera House that burned in 1992. City officials have not yet determined a use for the remaining funds, with the exception of $200,000 to go toward an amphitheater. 
    The Nixon Opera House held its grand opening gala in Winnemucca on July 17, 1908, where Sen. George S. Nixon officially deemed the building as a donation to the community of Winnemucca to be used as a community center, theater and concert hall where people could enjoy the arts. The building was located where the Nixon lawn now grows between the east and west halls of the convention center. 
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  • As Bull sale season comes around again a popular question is “How much can I afford to pay for a bull.” To, answer a question with a question… “How much revenue loss would you have from a pasture full of open cows?” After all, we often de-value the role of the bull. We forget that he is a crucial part of the equation to making our product. Continue this story
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MORE LOCAL STORIES

  • When visiting a classroom a poster stated words to the effect, “Read with wonder”. I loved this suggestion – reading and wondering about the characters, setting, facts, opinions, key concepts and ideas. Imagine if we all read with an open mind to new knowledge, letting viewpoints bounce about in the brain as we make sense or reject it as just too out-of-the-norm, bizarre, or unacceptable. Compare this to the thought process: It is a wonder that this has even been published.
    I pondered this idea as we drove through Battle Mountain last week, remembering the wonderful (yes, full of wonder!) teachers with whom I taught and later worked with in professional development. Several of these individuals drove to Winnemucca for a week one summer to create common assessments for their classrooms.

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  • Humboldt General Hospital is joining with the American Heart Association to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of women in America.
    Each year, heart disease claims nearly a half million women’s lives.
    Employees at Humboldt General Hospital donned red clothing and accessories Friday, February 1, as they joined others across the nation in promoting “National Wear Red Day.”
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  • Humboldt County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Humboldt County Courthouse Meeting Room 201, 50 West Fifth Street, Winnemucca. Continue this story
  • Odd challenges directed toward children and teens are nothing new. Just in the last several months parents have watched as the Tide Pod Challenge, the Kiki Challenge and the Bird Box Challenge — just to name a few — have endangered and injured kids all over the country. But the newest viral challenge has parents and authorities concerned.  Continue this story
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SPORTS

Left to right: Collette Hansen (mother), Caleb Hansen (brother), Culver-Stockton College coach Daniel Cabera, Brandon Eastman, Brooke Hansen, Alexis Hansen (sister), and Mark Hansen (father) at Brooke’s official signing ceremony.
Left to right: Collette Hansen (mother), Caleb Hansen (brother), Culver-Stockton College coach Daniel Cabera, Brandon Eastman, Brooke Hansen, Alexis Hansen (sister), and Mark Hansen (father) at Brooke’s official signing ceremony.
Friday, February 15, 2019 8:17 AM
Lowry High School senior Brooke Hansen has secured a scholarship to play volleyball at NAIA Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri next year.
“Brooke has always been a hard worker," said former LHS coach Brandon Eastman, who coached Hansen for the last two years. "She shows a high level of dedication and commitment to not only the sport itself at practice and in games, but to her teammates and coaches as well. I coached her for two years at the varsity level and she made a tremendous amount of improvement in that time."
  • The McDermitt High School (MHS) girls basketball team matched up with the Braves on the road last Saturday, and they emerged with a 60-47 victory. 
    The win clinched the Eastern 1A regular season title and the Lady Bulldogs will be one of two No. 1 seeds for next weeks regional tournament in Reno. 
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  • The most decorated men’s basketball player in Nevada history will receive one of the greatest honors on Feb. 27 when Nick Fazekas will see his No. 22 Wolf Pack jersey hoisted at Lawlor Events Center Continue this story
  • The Lowry High School girls basketball squad went to South Tahoe on Friday, Feb. 8 and took out the Vikings 64-40. 
    Lowry outscored the Vikings 15-12 in the first quarter, and they stretched the lead to 29-20 at half. 
    “We came out really sluggish against South Tahoe on Friday,” said LHS coach Melanie Thurmond. “I don’t know if it was because they were on the bus for five hours and then had to sit and watch three games before they played, but it felt like we had no legs. It seemed to be a closer game than I thought it would be. If Sydney (Connors) doesn’t catch fire, it is a close game.”
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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.
  • Tirso De Jose Luis Rojas was recently granted a suspended sentence with 36 months of probation in Sixth Judicial District Court fol-lowing a no contest plea to possession of a controlled substance, a category D felony. 
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  • Yoga classes for bureaucrats. Brown snake eradication program. Congressional pensions. Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. Those are actual lines in recent federal budgets totaling $150,000, $668,000, $38 million, and $65 million respectively.
    All are “chump change” compared to $363 billion (with a “b”) to be spent this year on interest on the debt. That’s $53 billion higher than last year, a 17% increase. 
    Interest payments are now 8% of the budget and increasing, crowding out vital programs and priorities. 
    What do Americans get for $363 billion? Absolutely nothing. Interest is the price paid for decades of spending beyond revenues, as finance charges on credit cards pay for privileges to spend beyond one’s income.
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