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Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:00 AM
Students mimicking the “vulgar antics” of a popular YouTube channel have caused teachers and parents concern. Administration at French Ford Middle School (FFMS) are urging parents to monitor their children’s online activity and steer kids away from the videos.
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  • Pershing prom hails Hollywood’s heyday
    The transformation was complete. Last Saturday night, for four hours, the Pershing County Community Center became Hollywood Boulevard. Pat Harmon, Lee Houston and Coni Jo Brinkerhoff thank the Lovelock community, including Coeur Rochester, Port of Subs and others for making the high school prom a hit. Continue this story
  • Rural population growing after years in decline
    Rural America is growing again. Following six years of consecutive population loss, rural America is starting to turn things around, according to the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).
    ERS geographer, John Cromartie, highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas, focusing on how population change, employment growth, and poverty levels vary by race/ethnicity, as well as trends in rural aging. 
    It’s interesting to note that the main reason rural America is growing again has to do with net migration vs. natural change (births minus deaths), according to the annual report.
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  • National Ag Day
    I did it again. Every year it seems that I forget to note National Ag Day (March 14th) on my calendar. It is probably because I consider everyday an Ag Day. The problem is, if you are not a farmer or rancher you probably do not have much interest in agriculture, or how it affects your everyday life. I think many people tend to take agriculture for granite, and considering we all eat food every day, that is concerning. Continue this story
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MORE LOCAL STORIES

  • Lander County Hospital Board of Trustees met on March 13, and members reviewed and discussed project proposals for the Battle Mountain Clinic waiting room and old clinic upgrades. Chief Executive Officer Jason Bleak gave an update on the ongoing construction at the clinic. Bleak assured, “It’s not an April Fool’s joke,” and on April 1 the Phase 2A construction will be completed, including the chapel and respiratory therapy room, and they will move forward. Board members approved revisions including sliding doors that will be more accessible for wheelchairs and people with mobility issues.  Continue this story
  • Humboldt County School District (HCSD) is facing a number of familiar challenges as administrators begin preparing for the next school year. There are currently 20 open positions, with the potential for more as the school year comes to a close.
    HCSD took steps recently to gain a clearer picture of staffing needs leading up to spring hiring fairs, including a one-time $500 advance notice incentive for those who know they will resign at the end of the school year. The board also approved buying out portions of time for retiring employees. The district might see a savings from these buyouts in the long run, as the new employees will likely have a much lower salary, Jensen told school board members.
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  • Democratic state Sen. Yvanna Cancela is paring down a bill that would decriminalize abortion and change informed consent requirements related to the procedure ahead of a hearing next week.
    During a hearing on the bill scheduled for Monday, Cancela plans to introduce an amendment that would leave in statute some provisions she had originally sought to repeal, including a parental notification law that was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court but remains on the books, criminal penalties for concealing births and two informed consent provisions that she said allow doctors to provide medically relevant information. She framed the changes as an effort to prioritize what’s most important to accomplish this session.
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  • As part of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) effort to find good homes for wild horses and burros removed from public lands, the agency today began offering new financial incentives to encourage qualified people to adopt one or more of the animals. The program is part of the BLM’s efforts to confront a growing over-population of wild horses and burros on fragile rangelands and in off-range holding facilities, which cost taxpayers nearly $50 million every year to maintain. Continue this story
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SPORTS

Battle Mountain's DJ Martinez was named to the Northern 2A all-league, second team.
Battle Mountain's DJ Martinez was named to the Northern 2A all-league, second team.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:00 AM
Battle Mountain’s Danny Diaz and DJ Martinez were named to the Northern 2A all-league teams, which is selected by the league’s coaches.
Diaz was a second-team choice and Martinez was chosen to the honorable mention squad. The Longhorns finished sixth in the Northern 2A but made a run in the regional tournament and came up just short of reaching the state tournament.
  • Pershing County winter guard competes in Reno tourney
    The PCHS winter guard is just over one year old – but on Friday, March 15, the team took a giant leap forward. They performed competitively for the first time, battling 11 other squads in the Winter Championship at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.
    “The girls did a great job,” said coach Eva Matuszyk. “Over the past few weeks, they worked hard on their timing and on performing to the entire crowd with a smile.”
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  • The Lowry baseball team brought a 1-2 record into their series with Spring Creek last weekend and played three hard-fought games but could not improve their league standing, losing all three games to go to 1-5 on the year. Continue this story
  • Lady Mustangs softball drops three games
    It was a tough week for the Pershing County High School softball team.
    On Tuesday, March 12, they greeted Silver Stage’s Lady Nighthawks for the opening game of a tripleheader.
    The temperature dropped and desert winds blasted. Spectators scurried to their cars to watch from the sidelines, honking in appreciation at critical moments.
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Announcements

  • Want to learn more about illegal drug use in schools? The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Parental Drug Education Program at Grass Valley Elementary School for parents on Wednesday, March 21 from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m.
  • The following animals were recently picked up by animal control. 
  • The following individuals were granted divorces recently by the Humboldt County Clerk: 
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  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Lake Township Justice Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information.
  • Three individuals recently appeared in Sixth Judicial District Court and gave their statements to the court. One individual was dishonorably discharged from probation, while two others were ordered to continue court supervision by probation and boot camp. 
  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office report. News4Nevada reports all incidents about which law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court. Mug shots are provided by law enforcement as part of the public record. Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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