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DAVE MUNK • Special to the Sun
Music teacher Paul Criddle conducted his last Lowry High School band concert Friday, May 18.
DAVE MUNK • Special to the Sun Music teacher Paul Criddle conducted his last Lowry High School band concert Friday, May 18.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:00 AM
When Paul Criddle retires this spring, after 29 years heading Lowry High School’s music program, he will have taught thousands of students. For many of them, that impact has been and will continue to be life-long. Several of his former students are music teachers themselves. Many others grew in confidence as they learned the skills it takes to work together and stick with difficult things while mastering the music they performed. His students developed a lasting love for good music and the confidence to perform in front of a crowd.
  • Rye Patch water power plant nears completion
    The Rye Patch Hydroelectric Power Plant generated electricity for over half an hour last week according to Larry Rackley, Project Consultant for the Pershing County Water Conservation District. In March, the plant produced power for just a few seconds but passed the initial test. Continue this story
  • A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way
    With school quickly coming to an end for the year, it is time for students to think of all of the people in their lives who have had a positive impact, have made a difference, have added insight to the wonderful possibilities ahead. Continue this story
  • Humboldt General Hospital says goodbye  to Environmental Services Supervisor
    Yolanda Calderon blinked back tears as she tried to express her feelings to a group of assembled co-workers.
    “I just want to say thank you to everyone; thank you for supporting me here.”
    Calderon retired from Humboldt General Hospital Wednesday, May 2, after 22 years of dedicated service. She has served as the Environmental Services Supervisor for the past 18 years.
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  • The Beatty, Nevada website home page features three burros in an expanse of Joshua Trees and a prospector leading his burro. Beatty residents are apparently fond of burros but the recent shooting death of 12 wild burros indicates that not everyone in the area appreciates the animals. Continue this story
  • The Nevada Supreme Court upheld orders by two Sixth Judicial District Court judges in Humboldt County prohibiting the use of marijuana by an individual on probation. However, in doing so, the state’s high court stopped short of making a definitive ruling regarding use of medical marijuana by a probationer.  Continue this story
  • Four years after Humboldt County School District (HCSD) began receiving grant money for the school/community mental health program Project Aware, the school board is already discussing how to continue providing much-needed mental health services to students once the grant funding for the program ends after the 2018-2019 school year. Continue this story
  • The Winnemucca premier screening of the documentary “Big Sonia” will take place at the Boys & Girls Club on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. The screening is free of charge and open to the public. Continue this story
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SPORTS

Battle Mountain's Cameron Thompson makes it over the bar in the pole vault at the state championships. The senior won the state title in the event,
Battle Mountain's Cameron Thompson makes it over the bar in the pole vault at the state championships. The senior won the state title in the event,
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:00 AM
The Battle Mountain High School track and field team finished out its season in style with three individual titles this past weekend at the NIAA State Track and Field Championships at Carson High School in Carson City.

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