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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:11 PM
Winter is here. The first sign that winter is coming is the changing of the clocks, and if that does not convince you, then the cold nighttime temperatures should. 

As the temperatures drop, many of us look for ways to keep our heating bills affordable.
  • The Department of Interior offered its final proposal on Thursday for sweeping changes to an Obama-era rule meant to conserve habitat for Greater sage-grouse, an imperiled bird that has come to symbolize the tension between energy development and conservation in the West. 

    In a 600-page environmental document, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an Interior Department agency that oversees more than 67 percent of the land within Nevada, reduced protected habitat for the bird, while creating more exceptions for following current regulations
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  • In a recent public service announcement, the Winnemucca Police Department (WPD) said efforts are underway to ensure trailers and recreational vehicles are not illegally parked on city streets, causing a difficulty in snow removal efforts and other public safety concerns. 

    The WPD will begin placing 72-hour tow tags on illegally parked trailers and vehicles within city limits. If the trailer or vehicle is still parked on the street after 72 hours, further enforcement action will be taken to remove the vehicle at the owner’s expense. 
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  • The Pershing County Regional Planning Commission tabled a Special Use Permit application for a 628-acre solar energy farm north of Lovelock. Sustainable Power was asked for more information about potential environmental impacts of the 100 megawatt Pershing Solar Project.

    The project would be southeast of the intersection of North Meridian Road and Shearer Ranch Road. Sustainable Power (sPower) has an option to buy the vacant desert land from Western Nevada Cattle Feeders, according to sPower Solar Development Manager Jordan Levin.
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  •  Like oxygen, the internet is both vital and easy to take for granted. Big city Nevadans are sitting pretty with easy access. In fact, Las Vegas will be one of the first cities in the nation to receive AT&T's 5G mobile service early next year. Continue this story
  • At last week’s special board meeting, HGH board of trustees voted unanimously to sign a contract with BE Smith Company to provide interim CEO services and assist with CEO recruitment. 

    HGH Board Chair JoAnn Casalez said a CEO would be in place no later than Monday Dec. 10, either in person or available via phone. 
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  • Two weeks of no school may be glorious, but it is also a time that many students become disconnected from learning and thinking. When January rolls around, the re-entry into academic pursuits can be overwhelming. The solution, of course, is parents, grand-parents, friends, and neighbors to keep young minds alert, engaged, and busy. Some ideas for keeping education growing follow. Continue this story
  • As the 2019 state legislative session inches closer, more and more bills are being pre-filed. Over the past several weeks, nearly 180 bills have been submitted — 88 in Assembly and 89 in Senate — largely from executive departments, legislative committees and municipalities.

    These bills run the gamut from granular administrative changes to multi-bill efforts targeting wide policy areas such as education and gaming. However, this batch is still just a fraction of the expected total; the full number of bills often exceeds 1,000 per session.
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Pershing County's Jessy Gonzalez talks with coach Tom Brooks during a break in the action in one of his matches.
Pershing County's Jessy Gonzalez talks with coach Tom Brooks during a break in the action in one of his matches.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:15 PM
The Pershing County High School wrestlers competed in the Cody Louk Invitational Tournament this past weekend at the Winnemucca Events Center. 

Thirteen athletes, including nine seniors, pitted themselves against wrestlers from over two dozen schools. Each wrestler tried to defeat their opponent and earn points for their team. 


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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.
  • Steven Lawrence Dixon was recently found guilty of fourth-degree arson and sentenced to 12-34 months in prison. Dixon appeared as the defendant in a recent jury trial in which he was tried for felony arson in the fourth degree and child neglect or endangerment, at which he was found not guilty of the child neglect or endangerment charge.
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