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A century-old blacksmith shop was moved from Packard Flat to the Marzen House Museum in Lovelock. Coeur Rochester Mining funded relocation and stabilization of the cultural resource.
A century-old blacksmith shop was moved from Packard Flat to the Marzen House Museum in Lovelock. Coeur Rochester Mining funded relocation and stabilization of the cultural resource.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 1:00 AM
Marzen House Museum Advisory Board Chairman Barbara Rackley had a night vision that is now becoming a reality. She dreamed of a cluster of old buildings reminiscent of what Lovelock was like years ago when it was an industrial, commercial, cultural and entertainment hot spot.
“In the dream, I saw a little village, the way Lovelock might have been,” Rackley said. “At least we can display some things that used to be here and we hope everybody really jumps on the bandwagon. It could be a real attraction for Lovelock and we could make it a nice destination.”
  • Early weaning calves during drought
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 1:00 AM
    During normal precipitation years, calves in Northern Nevada are weaned at six to seven months of age. 
    In typical spring calving herds, this is usually September through November. However, during drought, forage is generally limiting and early weaning should be considered as a management tool. 
  • HCSD superintendent meets with lawmakers in DC
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 1:00 AM
    Humboldt County School District Superintendent, Dr. Dave Jensen, has returned from his scheduled visit to Capitol Hill. Jensen’s trip to Washington DC was a part of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Advocacy Conference. 
    During the conference, members of the AASA Governing Board had the opportunity to meet with leaders from both the Senate and Congress in regards to various issues currently affecting education both on a local and national level.
  • Highway 95/Orovada intersection safety discussed
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 1:00 AM
    Thacker Pass Concerned Citizens (TPCC) group members recently explored safety improvement options for US Highway 95 and NV-293 Kings River Highway Junction. Lithium Nevada Corp is exploring options to make intersection safety improvements with consideration to community feedback and contingent upon Nevada Department of Transportation approval.
    Lithium Nevada Corp Vice President of Government and Community Relations Tim Crowley said that the original idea of bypassing the interchange for material transportation was found to have substantial capital costs, the capital would instead be used to build a new school in a new location to provide safety and a better facility without as much cost. 
  • So far, no masks for Pershing students this fall
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 1:00 AM
    The world is not out of the pandemic woods yet. Viruses evolve and change as they grow and replicate. Most changes are nothing to worry about. However, some variants become more transmissible. The highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19 is now the dominant strain worldwide.
    Delta has a shorter incubation period than the original virus, four days rather than six. People are contagious sooner. It’s also stickier. People spread the original virus to an average of two or three others. Today, people infected with Delta infect six others, on average, making it about as contagious as chickenpox.
  • California Trail Interpretive Center reopens
    Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:00 AM
    The California Trail Interpretive Center (CTIC) is reopening July 22. Operating hours will initially be Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. 
     Moving forward, safety protocols and phased facility maintenance completion will be re-evaluated and adjusted as needed to meet the goal of being opened full-time again as soon as possible.
  • Newspaper seeks to celebrate ‘Best Of’
    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt Sun recently announced the inaugural “Best of Winnemucca” competition. This voting-based competition was established to celebrate local businesses, people, and organizations across the town.
    Members of the community are encouraged to nominate their favorite spots, giving local businesses the chance to be recognized for all their hard work and efforts to make Winnemucca the star-studded community it is.
  • County, city support shooting range expansion
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:00 AM
    The City of Winnemucca and Humboldt County representatives have submitted letters of support for a proposed addition to the Humboldt County Shooting Range, currently in review by the Bureau of Land Management with consideration of transferring 240 acres of land to the county for project development if approved. 
  • Are your plants turning Yellow?
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Last week I submitted and article about leaf scorch. I would like to follow that up with this article about iron chlorosis, because both of these conditions appear when the weather is very hot and windy, and both will make the leaves on shrubs and trees turning yellow. 
     Iron chlorosis is the most common micronutrient problem of ornamentals, shrubs, vines, small fruits and trees in western States.  
    New leaf growth on affected plants are yellow, light green, or white with distinct green veins resulting in interveinal chlorosis.  In severe cases, the leaves may be entirely white. 
  • Basin and Range National Monument BioBlitz to assist future planning activities
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    For three days in early June, 93 volunteers and agency and organization representatives fanned out across eastern Nevada’s 704,000-acre monument to observe and record the plants, small mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians using the iNaturalist application.
    So far, 1,728 observations and 406 species have been recorded. 
  • Winnemucca Pride held its inaugural event over the weekend
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    Winnemucca Pride held its inaugural event over the weekend, complete with a parade, Grand Marshall Monica Gonzalez and visitor Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, a dog kissing booth, bands, food vendors and people dressed in all colors to support the event. The funds raised throughout the event were pledged to local nonprofit Humboldt Connection Suicide Prevention. 
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