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Pershing County resident and state medical marijuana card holder Billy Clingan poses with one of the pot plants in his back yard. Clingan said the plants give him relief from pain caused by mining injuries. County leaders waiting for state tax codes before proceeding with local regulations.
Pershing County resident and state medical marijuana card holder Billy Clingan poses with one of the pot plants in his back yard. Clingan said the plants give him relief from pain caused by mining injuries. County leaders waiting for state tax codes before proceeding with local regulations.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:00 AM
The Pershing County Commission implemented a 180 day moratorium on licensing recreational marijuana retail sales in the county. The action allows the local board to delay local regulations until state regulations are finalized regarding taxation of marijuana sales and zoning for such businesses.
  • Local vets concerned about access to healthcare
    Congressman Mark Amodei held a Veteran’s Town Hall at Humboldt County Library in Winnemucca on Feb. 10. The majority of the meeting was focused on rural veterans’ access to healthcare. Many veterans were concerned about the quality of local care, several mentioned the difficulty of travel to Reno and their worries concerning cost. 
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  • Phoenix Mine expansion planned
    The Newmont Phoenix Mine, located 12 miles South of Battle Mountain, has plans to expand the mine size and life. The project is being called the Greater Phoenix Project (GPP). The mine life is expected to extend by 23 years, from 2040 to 2063 with continued use of full workforce. 
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  • EMS Chief says goodbye to Winnemucca
    Humboldt General Hospital EMS Chief Pat Songer will be leaving Winnemucca. The longtime member of the community and 12-year Chief of EMS wrote an open letter telling the community goodbye.
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SPORTS

McDermitt's Troy McKee drives to the basket as he is defended by Sierra Lutheram's Zane Warkentin (11) and Thomas Mellum.
McDermitt's Troy McKee drives to the basket as he is defended by Sierra Lutheram's Zane Warkentin (11) and Thomas Mellum.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:00 AM
ELKO — A year after missing out on the playoffs, the McDermitt High School boys basketball team put together a fairy tale season that saw it win the regular season championship in the Eastern 1A at 11-1.
  • McDermitt girls take part in Northern 1A regional tourney
    The McDermitt High School girls basketball team was in Elko last week for the Northern 1A Regional Basketball Championships. McDermitt knocked off Mineral County 54-41 in the quarterfinals on Thursday night at Elko High School. The Lady Bulldogs saw their season end with a 71-58 loss to Owyhee on Friday.

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  • Pony up! Gymkhana coming to Lovelock
    Through the ages, equestrians of many different cultures have found ways to show their bravery and skills. The Mongol horsemen of Genghis Khan (1162-1227) slid under galloping mounts to retrieve small flags. Native American riders slapped the sides of buffalo before racing away through the rocky desert terrain. Now, starting March 12, 2017, a season of competitive games on horseback opens at the Lovelock Fairgrounds. 
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  • Montero shines at Boulder City rodeo
    Lowry High School sophomore Julianne Montero shined as the Nevada State High School Rodeo Association began its spring circuit in Boulder City on Feb. 11-12. Montero competed in barrel racing, goat tying and breakaway roping. She won the average in the goat tying and placed second in the barrels on Sunday, Feb. 12. Continue this story

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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.

  • 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.
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  • Nevada mines protecting state's natural beauty
    Since the silver rush in the 1850s to the present, Nevada has been an important source for the country’s minerals and metals. And while the mining industry has changed dramatically, one constant has remained: mining continues to be an important part of the state's economy and is the top industry in many of this state’s rural communities and counties.
  • Rookies in the White House
    Major League Baseball has an annual training season in Florida. Maybe President Trump should have gone somewhere outside of Washington to hold tryouts for a month to see who on his team was ready to play in the big leagues.

  • Desert town memories
    There are occasional trailer homes located here and there on the outskirts of town. A long country road guides you through the surrounding farmland. On your right is a dry drainage ditch. It runs parallel with the road and divides it from the single track railroad line. It’s a bright desert morning in Lovelock.
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LIFESTYLE

Lovelock artist Don Bridges with a steel oxen he designed for his California Trail monument.
Lovelock artist Don Bridges with a steel oxen he designed for his California Trail monument.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:00 AM
A famous part of Pershing County history is about to be memorialized by a Lovelock artist. The steel sculpture will symbolize the pioneers who rested at an oasis known in the 1840’s as the Big Meadows. Here, the settlers found the grass and water their animals needed before crossing the dreaded Forty Mile Desert.
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