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  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The body of a well-known paraglider from New Zealand has been recovered from a mountainous site in a remote part of Nevada, a sheriff said Monday.
    Sheriff Jesse Watts said a passerby noticed a parachute last Wednesday and searchers on Friday reached the body of James ``Kiwi'' Johnston in the Fish Creek mountains of Eureka County.
    ``No foul play. Pure accident,`` said Watts, who also serves as Eureka County coroner. He said Johnston died of multiple injuries from a high-elevation fall.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    In keeping with the Administration’s goal of promoting American energy security, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a competitive geothermal lease sale on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. 
    The agency will offer 18 parcels for leases totaling 35,632.680 acres in Carson City, Churchill, Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing and Washoe counties in Nevada
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    On Sept. 22, 2020, the Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees held their regular meeting.  
  • Inaugural giant pumpkin contest held
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    First place was Tammy and Larry Hough with a 121-pound Atlantic giant. Second place was the Sauers family with a 53-pound Atlantic giant. Third place was the Mattson family with a 51-pound Atlantic giant. Entering remotely from their farm in the Orovada area was the Frey family with a 31.5-pound Big Max pumpkin. We are hoping to have many more participants next year and anyone wishing to join can contact Shelby Sauers. 
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto wants members of the U.S. Senate to take a up-close look at Nevada’s mining industry, she said on Nevada Newsmakers.
    Cortez Masto, who sits on the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, told host Sam Shad that she is trying to get the top ranking Democratic senator on the committee to travel to Nevada for a closer look at one of the state’s leading industries.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    A federal district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign seeking to block Nevada’s expanded mail-in voting laws for the 2020 election over a lack of standing.
    The order, by Judge James Mahan, was filed late Friday and dismisses the lawsuit brought by the president’s re-election campaign over a new Nevada law that will send mail ballots to all active voters for the 2020 election, as well as several other changes to the election process in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    Back in May, Mayor Ken Tedford of Fallon issued a simple challenge to Mayor Debra March of Henderson — whichever mayor’s community has the lowest participation in the census by the end of the count has to give the other mayor a key to the city. 
    The deadline for that challenge is rapidly approaching as the country nears the Sept. 30 date that marks the end of counting for the once a decade U.S. census. Although response rates throughout the state aren’t as high as officials hoped, the mayors’ moves in Fallon and Henderson may have made an impact as both of these cities have response rates higher than 70 percent, and Henderson is one of only five large cities in the U.S. to surpass 75 percent.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    A judge has ruled that Nevada lawmakers violated the state Constitution by approving extensions of more than $100 million in set-to-expire taxes at the end of the 2019 Legislature, ruling in favor of state Senate Republicans who filed the initial lawsuit more than 15 months ago.
    Carson City District Court Judge James Russell issued the ruling from the bench on Monday, saying that state lawmakers had violated the constitutional two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases in passing two bills during the last session that extended tax rates or fees that were set to expire. The two taxes included a higher payroll tax rate (expected to raise more than $98 million over the two-year budget) and a $1 per transaction “Technology Fee” for the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Twenty fall activities to get you through the season
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Fall Equinox just occurred on Sept. 21, which means a lineup of great fall activities. 
    Here’s a list to get our readers started with enjoying Autumn 2020.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 AM
    The following business items were voted on at the Sept. 22, 2020, Humboldt General Hospital (HGH) regular board of trustees meeting. 
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