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Linda Simmons, recently hired at CEO at Humboldt General Hospital, needs more time before she can begin the job.
Linda Simmons, recently hired at CEO at Humboldt General Hospital, needs more time before she can begin the job.
Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 AM
Recently-hired CEO at Humboldt General Hospital (HGH), Linda Simmons, will not start May 15, as previously planned. The HGH Board of Trustees discussed the matter at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 25. 
  • Student arrested for “Snapchat prank”
    Winnemucca Police were dispatched to the Winnemucca Junior High School on Friday, April 21, at about 12:25 on a report of a student making threats via social media. The school was placed on a precautionary code yellow lock down while the threats were being investigated. The code yellow was lifted moments later after it was learned there were no actual threats to the students, staff or school. 
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  • “Pinwheels for Prevention” represent current cases
    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The 85 pinwheels on the courthouse lawn represent the 85 current cases of child abuse which the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is dealing with. Each year, DCFS partners with Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services to put the pinwheels on the lawn of the Humboldt County Courthouse as a way to bring attention to child abuse and to motivate community members to advocate for and protect children. 
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  • Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony
    Nevada has scheduled the 20th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony to be held on the Capitol Mall in Carson City on Thursday, May 4th.
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SPORTS

Lowry's Nathan Perkinson swims the breaststroke in practice earlier in the season. Perkinson tied the school record in the breaststroke against Incline on Friday, April 21.
Lowry's Nathan Perkinson swims the breaststroke in practice earlier in the season. Perkinson tied the school record in the breaststroke against Incline on Friday, April 21.
Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 AM
Lowry High School junior Nathan Perkinson tied the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke, helping the Buckaroos to a 137-21 win over Incline at Alf Sorenson Pool in Reno on Friday, April 21. 

Announcements

  • Libby passed away at Rosewood Rehabilitation in Sparks NV on March 15, 2017. 
  • Obituary: John Baptiste Dufurrena
    John B. Dufurrena died on April 19th in Boise, Idaho. He was born in Riverton, Wyoming on January 5, 1919 to Anton and Julia Osa. His parents divorced when he was very young and his mother later remarried Alec Dufurrena, a rancher from Denio, Nevada. He grew up at Wilder Creek ranch and attended the one room school in Denio.
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  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Argenta Justice Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information.

  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Lander 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.
  • 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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  • Teachers: Making Reading Possible
    One week each year is set aside to recognize the individuals who spend almost as much time as parents do with their children: our classroom teachers. This year, teacher appreciation week across the nation is scheduled for May 1-5. This is a perfect time to grab a teacher, and thank them for the impact they are having on our community!
  • Nevada Legislature offers opportunity
    When the Nevada Legislature meets every two years, Nevada miners know to be on the look-out for bills that propose changes to this industry. At just past the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session, more than 1,164 bills have been requested with more to come.
  • Homeowner Weed Control
    With the recent rains, many homeowners are dealing with weeds in their lawns and landscape beds. Most of my articles are directed towards people that have a pesticide applicators license and are able to purchase restricted pesticides. This article will provide some information for homeowners wanting to chemically control problem weeds.
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LIFESTYLE

Humboldt Sun reader Cecile Sanders sent in this photo of a great group coming down Harmony Street during Color the Mucc.
Humboldt Sun reader Cecile Sanders sent in this photo of a great group coming down Harmony Street during Color the Mucc.
Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 AM
Color the Mucc, the color run started several years ago as a cooperative venture between the Winnemucca Chamber of Commerce and Humboldt General Hospital, was bigger and better than ever this year! Winnemucca Chamber of Commerce President Alicia Cramer estimated between 350 and 400 participants laughed, walked and jogged their way around the 3k or 5k race courses and color stations before ending the color run at Vesco Park for “Party in the Park.”
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