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Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:00 AM
In a midterm campaign season dominated by inflation, abortion and crime, there's another issue that is becoming more urgent in Western states: drought.
The topic of water historically has played little to no role in campaign ads in much of the region, but funding to fight drought is coming up now in door-knocking campaigns and is on the long list of talking points that advocacy groups are using to rally voters in two states with vulnerable Democratic incumbents and looming water cuts: Nevada and Arizona.
  • US flag returns home to Winnemucca
    Wednesday, September 28, 2022 1:00 AM
    A US Flag that was carried by the US Army’s 1864th Transportation Company, Nevada National Guard during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-05, recently returned to Winnemucca and is on display at the Veteran’s Hall at 3300 Bengochea Circle.
  • City and county commence black fly and mosquito mitigation efforts
    Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:00 AM
    The flies and mosquitoes begin their relentless campaign to bother and pilfer blood in the beginning of April, but preparation and mitigation efforts must be framed before that. Catching the pesky insects while they are in the larva phase is critical in order to really combat them. 
    The Humboldt County Board of Commissioners and City of Winnemucca City Council met on Sept. 19 for a joint meeting to discuss black fly and mosquito mitigation. The County and City cost share agreement allows the two entities to partner in efforts to tackle both County and City concerns, like annoying insects.
  • Clear Skies, Clear Minds
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022 1:00 AM
    At Nevada Outdoor School we are singing praises for a summer of clear skies!  No smoke is worthy of celebration!  We are thankful for wet afternoon thunderstorms and fire prevention behavior because without the fires and smoke of years past we have been able to really enjoy Nevada blue skies for our own recreation as well as our opportunities to share nature with kids.  There is no doubt that when the air is fresh and clean there is a positive reaction in our bodies and our minds.
  • Hearing reset for official jailed in Las Vegas reporter slaying
    Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:00 AM
     A judge on Tuesday postponed the arraignment of an elected official accused of killing a Las Vegas investigative reporter who authorities say clawed and fought for his life when he was attacked outside his home.
    Robert Telles stood in shackles in a Las Vegas courtroom as his lawyer requested the delay. Prosecutors did not oppose the request, and the judge rescheduled the hearing for Sept. 20.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:00 AM
    Most people are aware that scammers run rampant trying to collect private information in order to exploit people for their hard earned money, whether it’s through “extending your car warranty” or “verifying your bank account number”, they are indeed crafty. What many people may not be aware of is the very specific information that scammers can get a hold of by simply accessing public records.
  • Get Outside and Cook!
    Tuesday, September 6, 2022 1:00 AM
    September at Nevada Outdoor School means it is Dutch Oven time! 
    Our 14th Annual Buckaroo Dutch Oven Cook Off fundraiser will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Vesco Park, Winnemucca.  
    If you have been curious about Dutch Oven cooking, then come out and talk with our local participants while tasting their delicious culinary creations.  
    Dutch oven cooking is a fun and easy way to cook delicious food and fill stomachs that are hungry from a day outdoors. 
    Dutch ovens are thick-walled cooking pots that have a tight fitting lid. 
  • Longtime rancher Dan Dufurrena named Labor Day grand marshal
    Tuesday, September 6, 2022 1:00 AM
    This year’s choice for Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal won’t come as a surprise to many.
    Dan Dufurrena has been a mainstay in the Humboldt County ranching community for many years — from participating in 4-H during his youth, to his time as Humboldt County High School Rodeo Director, to helping found Winnemucca’s Ranch Hand Rodeo along with brothers Tim and Hank. 
    And that’s just the short list.
  • Doctor traces fentanyl’s journey from miracle drug to outsized killer
    Tuesday, September 6, 2022 1:00 AM
    The very characteristics that made fentanyl a medical breakthrough and a “miracle drug” are what make it one of the most dangerous and problematic in society today, according to experts battling Nevada’s opioid crisis. 
    In the medical world, because of fentanyl’s therapeutic index, or the ratio at which a drug is effective versus when it becomes toxic, it’s safer than morphine, according to Dr. Andrew Herring, an emergency physician and director of emergency pain management and addiction treatment at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
  • Wolf Pack team uses trident for play on the gridiron and for learning the history of the USS Nevada
    Tuesday, September 6, 2022 1:00 AM
    Not only will the University of Nevada’s football players have an symbol to indicate their defensive prowess on the field, but they are also learning the history of one of the greatest battleships that sailed the seas during World War II.
    Poseidon’s trident pictured with a tribute to the USS Nevada, BB-36, was recently revealed at the Naval Air Warfighting Development Center east of Fallon with the creator of the idea design, John Galloway, university President Brian Sandoval and Rear Admiral Max McCoy, NAWDC’s commander. Six players from this year’s Wolf Pack team — Tyson Williams, Devonte Lee, Toa Taua, Grant Stark, Dominic Peterson and Shane Illingworth — also traveled to Fallon to be part of the shot but meaningful ceremony.
  • Humboldt County Clerk announces winners of the “I Voted” Sticker Art Design Contest for the 2022 General Election
    Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:00 AM
    Recently, a selection panel of five local officials chose two winners for the 2022 General Election “I Voted” Sticker Art Design Contest. 
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