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  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    Humboldt County Board of Commissioners a Regular Meeting Tuesday, Feb, 18, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Humboldt County Courthouse Meeting Room 201, 50 West Fifth Street, Winnemucca. Monday is a public holiday.
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    On Feb. 10, 2020, the Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees held their regular meeting.  All board trustees were present. The board approved the following agenda item:
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Secretary of State’s Elections Division reminds voters that the Secretary of State’s office and county election officials have no role whatsoever in the Nevada presidential caucus process.
  • Humboldt General Hospital welcomes second ‘Dr. Bright’ to organization
    Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    Janie Bright, PharmD, does not regret her decision to move to Winnemucca one bit.
    The new staff pharmacist at Humboldt General Hospital says she saw some wonderful opportunities in pharmacy here. Perhaps even more important, she was excited to move to a small community where daughters Kallie (8) and Brielle (5) can grow up.
    “Since we have moved to Winnemucca, this community has been so welcoming,” said Dr. Bright. “From the schools to everyone here at HGH, I am so grateful and excited for this opportunity.”
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    Humboldt County Comptroller Gina Rackley requested the Humboldt Commission to authorize a letter be sent on behalf of the county to the State of Nevada Department of Taxation. The request was initiated because the county’s Combined Sales Tax (CTX) under the Mining (except for Gas and Oil) has been down in double digits for 7 consecutive months. The letter specifically asks for the department to conduct an audit of the combined sales and use tax and to report back to the commission its findings.
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 for the proposed city council water meter rate increases and proposed fire service rates for the city of Winnemucca by ordinance modification. 
    Public comments will be heard during the hearing at 2:15 p.m. at Winnemucca City Hall, 90 W. Fourth Street in Winnemucca. 
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada Gold Mines Turquoise Ridge has replaced General Manager Jason Morin with Phoenix General Manger Detlev van der Veen. The managerial shift occurred effective Feb. 10, 2020. Morin held the position for less than a year.
  • Community leaders discuss growth, challenges at Winnemucca Futures
    Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 AM
    The annual Winnemucca Futures economic development forum took place on Jan. 30, and featured Humboldt County’s industry and government leaders. What follows is the fourth of a four-part series.
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:00 AM
    Members of the state’s new Patient Protection Commission had a lot to say about the status of health care in Nevada, but the general consensus was clear — costs are too high and there are too few providers. 
    Price, licensing, and access for special populations were among the topics of discussion at the first meeting of the new commission on Monday. Gov. Steve Sisolak first promised to form the commission while on the campaign trail in 2018 and appeared at the meeting in person in Las Vegas to talk with the group and share his own goals.
  • Mercury storage: Nevada gold operators sue Department of Energy over decision to ship mercury to private Texas facility
    Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:00 AM
    In 2008, Congress passed legislation to ban the export of mercury. The legislation, sponsored by then-Sen. Barack Obama, aimed to reduce global emissions of a toxin that can accumulate in food supplies after it’s released in air or water. Congress passed the bill with near-unanimity.
    But the export ban left a legacy issue — and a big one for Nevada’s gold mines.
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