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Clint Riddle sells some of his handmade yard art at the Armed Forces Day barbecue at the VFW Gary Cole Post 9165 in Battle Mountain.
Clint Riddle sells some of his handmade yard art at the Armed Forces Day barbecue at the VFW Gary Cole Post 9165 in Battle Mountain.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:00 AM
Veterans and their families and friends gathered to celebrate Armed Forces Day with a festive barbecue at the VFW Gary Cole Post 9165 in Battle Mountain.
  • 85th Annual Portuguese Festa celebration this weekend
    The I.D.E.S. Society of Lovelock will hold its 85th Annual Festa this Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, 2019. Everyone in the community is invited to take part in the Festa, which is a religious, civic, and cultural celebration of Thanksgiving. The Festa is sponsored by persons of Azorean-Portuguese descent to commemorate the end of a dreadful famine in Portugal in the year 1323. The letters I.D.E.S. stand for ‘Irmandade do Divino Espirito Santo’ in Portuguese. When translated, this phrase means, ‘Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Spirit.’ Every year many out of town visitors come to the Festa. Continue this story
  • Public hearings set for Hycroft Mine Phase II Expansion
    Five years after it was proposed, the Hycroft Mine Phase II Expansion Plan is back on the table. The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have given the public until July 1 to submit written comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project.
    The first public hearing on the proposed expansion is set for Wednesday, June 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pershing County Community Center in Lovelock. The second hearing is on Thursday, June 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Winnemucca Convention Center in Winnemucca.
    The mine straddles the border between north Pershing County and south Humboldt County. 
    Continue this story
  • A rite of spring
    Lisa Voss, from Great Falls, Montana, knows the Missouri River like the back of her hand. 
    “It flows right through Great Falls,” she told an audience of parents and grandparents on Tuesday night in the PCHS auditorium.
    They gathered to hear the middle and high school band and choir’s spring concert.
    Continue this story
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MORE LOCAL STORIES

  • Deep in the West, under a secret rock, in a cool stream, lies a prize worth finding. Anglers of all levels are invited to participate in the Western Native Trout Challenge and put the lure of the West on their bucket list. In addition to earning bragging rights at the Expert, Advanced and Master Levels, participants will help the Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) conserve 21 species of native trout, forever.  Continue this story
  • The Regional Planning Committee approved a Special Use Permit for Javier Rivera to construct an eight-unit apartment building on the site of the old Winnemucca Hotel on South Bridge Street. 
    Sandra Phillips opposed the project in the form of a letter read into the record by Senior Planning Technician Betty Lawrence. “The loss of the Winnemucca Basque Hotel was an anchor that we are still coming to terms with,” Phillips said in the letter. “Successful downtown areas in order to succeed include restaurants, coffee shops, retail during the day, and life after six pm,” adding that “this is a prime commercial area that could be put to better use and keep our downtown area alive with retail, bistros, offices and restaurants.
    Continue this story
  • Whether to provide funding for the licensing of a national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain will be among the top issues under debate next week when the U.S. House Appropriations Committee takes up the annual funding bill for the Department of Energy.
    “I think that we’ll have a big discussion about that in full committee and maybe on the floor,” said Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, who is chairman of the Appropriations Committee’s Energy and Water Subcommittee.
    Continue this story
  • Two sweeping health-care bills that would prevent patients from getting hit with surprise emergency room bills and protect Nevadans with pre-existing conditions were signed into law by Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday.
    The move brings Sisolak one step closer to fulfilling the health-care agenda he touted on the campaign trail, including standing up to President Donald Trump on protections for people with pre-existing conditions and ending surprise emergency room bills. But it also represents the culmination of years of work — and for surprise billing, decades — on issues Democratic lawmakers had championed at the Legislature but were unable to bring to fruition under a Republican governor.
    Continue this story
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SPORTS

Battle Mountain's Cody Ostler lands in the sand after a leap in the long jump.
Battle Mountain's Cody Ostler lands in the sand after a leap in the long jump.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:00 AM
The Battle Mountain High School track and field team closed out its season this past weekend at the NIAA State Championships at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas. 
The Longhorns brought home one individual title, with Cody Ostler winning the triple jump. The junior broke through the 43 foot barrier and had a personal-best leap of 43 feet, 1 inch to win by over a foot over Yerington’s Donavan Coplin.

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 Docket are compiled from public records contained in the Union Township Justice Court and the Sixth Judicial District Court. The Humboldt Sun reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information. When requested by the individual, the Sun will post the person’s mug shot with their court disposition. 
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