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The Lovelock Mercantile Building. The back of the 1950s postcard says, “The largest department store in the State of Nevada, consisting of groceries, meats, hardware, furniture, dry goods, drug department and fountain. Best lunches served. Stop in for lunch and visit our entire store.”
The Lovelock Mercantile Building. The back of the 1950s postcard says, “The largest department store in the State of Nevada, consisting of groceries, meats, hardware, furniture, dry goods, drug department and fountain. Best lunches served. Stop in for lunch and visit our entire store.”
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:18 AM
The March 1907 Lovelock Tribune ran the story on the front page. 
Everyone envied the guy who bought a corner of Lovelock, sold it within days and pocketed two grand. Today we’d say Frank Tessler flipped a prime piece of real estate. But the March 1907 Tribune put it this way:
Mercantile Co to buy Pinniger Corner
  • Local Main Street America group needs community input
    Friday, October 11, 2019 1:00 AM
    It doesn’t take much to make a downtown area look attractive and inviting — a coat or two of paint, some planters with greenery, a stunning piece of artwork or two. What it does take is a concerted effort by the community to come together and share their ideas and vision. Winnemucca’s own Main Street USA committee is looking for community members to show up and share at their next meeting on Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Museum.
    The Main Street Program is a national effort to economically develop historic downtown areas across the country while preserving a downtown’s unique character. The movement grew out of the idea that a healthy downtown is vital to a community’s pride and economic wellbeing. The program is designed to foster a grass-roots approach to revitalizing downtown districts by encouraging local leaders and community members to share ideas and resources. According to the program’s flyer, a community’s reputation is based on the condition of its downtown area.
    Local organizers are seeking input from residents about what they would like to see in Winnemucca’s downtown district. The organizers would like to have a diverse group and invite all participants to the meeting. 
  • Fall fun at Lazy P
    Friday, October 11, 2019 1:00 AM
    This year’s festival promises lots of family-friendly activities, as well as some white-knuckle, hair-raising experiences for the older crowd (and perhaps the braver young ones) inside the haunted house. Going into its seventh year, the fall festival features traditional events such as the country store, bounce house and the ever-popular six-acre corn maze. For more information, including hours of operation and offered activities, visit or call (775) 625-1194 for more information. Lazy P Adventure Farm is located at 8280 Grass Valley Road. 

  • Former BLM wildland fire engine boosts local firefighting capabilities
    Friday, October 11, 2019 1:00 AM
    On Sept. 27, the Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District, transferred a type 4 wildland fire engine to the Rye Patch Volunteer Fire Protection District. The transfer was part of the BLM’s new Rural Fire Readiness (RFR) program, which is designed to enhance collaborative wildland firefighting capabilities by providing equipment to local wildland firefighting partners at no cost.
    After over a dozen years of firefighting in Nevada, the fire engine, which holds 750 gallons of water and can pump up to 50 gallons a minute, completed its federal service at BLM Station 21 in Winnemucca and became eligible for the RFR program. 
  • Local 4-H announces Tri-County Junior Livestock Show Results
    Friday, October 11, 2019 1:00 AM
    The Tri-County Junior Livestock Show was held on Saturday, August 31, 2019. 4-H and FFA youth from Humboldt and Lander County participated in the show with their 4-H and FFA livestock market and breeding projects. The overall results of the show are as follows: 
  • Youth dental care on wheels
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00 AM
    Today and tomorrow, youth can obtain dental care in the McDonald’s parking lot in Winnemucca via Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. 
    The mobile dental unit will be at 1930 W. Winnemucca boulevard in Winnemucca Wednesday, Oct. 9 (Today) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and tomorrow Oct. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. closed both days from 12-1 for lunch.
    As part of Nevada Health Centers, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is staffed with dentists, hygienists and assistants, offering full dental services to children up to the age of 21. 
  • Lovelock’s new animal control officer is on the job
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00 AM
    Charlsie Duffy-Wilcox seized the day. When she heard the City of Lovelock needed a full-time animal control officer, she applied right away. 
    Duffy-Wilcox, 30, had interviewed for the position eleven years ago but lost out to a more experienced candidate. Sheri Burrows performed the demanding job with gusto for more than a decade. 
    Last month Mayor Mike Giles, Lisa Booth and LPD Sergeant Darrell Mancebo interviewed Duffy-Wilcox. She now joins part-timer, Shailynn Sample, at the animal shelter on 700 South Meridian Road. Sample has been helping the new animal control officer feel at home. 
    “Shailynn does a great job and is passionate about the animals,” says Duffy-Wilcox. Until age 11, Duffy-Wilcox lived off-grid in Limerick Canyon, surrounded by horses, dogs, chickens, pigs,  rabbits, cats and donkeys.
    After her family moved to Lovelock, her passion for animals continued to blossom. Like most animal lovers, she learned a sad lesson — you can’t help them all.
  • Rural tour from southern Nevada reaches north
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00 AM
    Three organizations from the Stand Together network were recently represented in northern Nevada as part of a tour of six representatives from Las Vegas to talk with community leaders, small business owners and community members, stopping in Winnemucca along the way. 
    The tour included six representatives from Americans for Prosperity, Concerned Veterans for America an the Libre Initiative respectively, all organizations represented under the Stand Together Network. 
  • Public Lands Day celebrated as way to boost outdoor recreation, conservation
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00 AM
    Gov. Steve Sisolak declined to take a firm position on the contentious proposed expansion of a military bombing range onto hundreds of square miles of public land in Nevada, even as elected officials and conservation activists throughout the state gathered on Saturday to highlight the beauty of Nevada’s vast public lands and economic benefits of outdoor recreation.
    Nevada has the highest percentage of public land — broadly defined as non-privately owned land controlled by the federal government — of any state, with more than 63 percent of the state’s landmass under federal control. Although much of the state’s population is clustered in urban areas, outdoor recreation is a lucrative part of the economy —  one study estimates that it creates 87,000 jobs and generates $4 billion in wages and $12.6 billion for Nevada’s economy. 
  • New veterans’ home provides state-of-the-art care
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00 AM
    An open house for the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home on Thursday has begun a new chapter in state-of-the-art health care for veterans, their loved ones and Gold Star families.
    Gov. Steve Sisolak, who signed 20 veteran-related bills during the last legislative session, said the community worked together to make the new 102,000 square-foot facility a reality. 
    The official ribbon cutting occurred in December 2018, but the facility didn’t accept residents until finishing touches were completed and furniture installed. The Nevada Department of Veterans Services said 28 veterans are currently receiving care at the $47-million facility. The veterans’ home will be able to serve 96 individuals. 
  • CADV holds annual 5K Fun Run/Walk
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:00 AM
    The Lander County Committee Against Domestic Violence will hold its annual 5K Fun Run/Walk in Battle Mountain, beginning in Elquist Park on Saturday, October 12. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. 
    The walk is approximately three and a half miles.
    The CADV encourages business groups and families to join in their annual event. There will be a display in Elquist Park and a discovery walk for kids, said Michele Scovil of the CADV. 
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