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After years of drought, Lovelock Valley farmers received their full allotment of irrigation water. This year's water allotment was increased from three to four acre-feet to help restore the low ground water.
After years of drought, Lovelock Valley farmers received their full allotment of irrigation water. This year's water allotment was increased from three to four acre-feet to help restore the low ground water.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:00 AM
State water officials held a series of hearings last week on the potential economic impacts of a conjunctive water management plan for the Humboldt River Basin. (HRB).
  • Synthetic opiate sweeps drug court
    After the Pershing County Drug Court switched from an eight to a fourteen-panel test, three people tested positive for tramadol, a synthetic opiate similar to codeine. Only one of them, Robert John Cordero, had a doctor’s prescription for the drug. Cordero appeared for a status hearing on Monday flanked by his lawyer, John Malone.
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  • Nurses enjoy new long-term beds
    New long-term beds in Battle Mountain General Hospital (BMGH) are a hit with hospital staffers. Hospital board members received a positive report on long-term residents bedding.
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  • Gold mines pollute water according to study
    Mine operating records indicate that 74 percent of major American gold mines surveyed by the U.S. Geological Survey have polluted water with cyanide, arsenic, nitrates or other hazardous materials according to recent study of those records by the Great Basin Resource Watch and Earthworks.
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Lowry High School's Quint Bell competing in a rodeo event in 2016.
Lowry High School's Quint Bell competing in a rodeo event in 2016.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:00 AM
Paradise Valley’s Quint Bell ended his stay at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., with a fourth-place finish in steer wrestling.

Announcements

  • Obituary: Janice Layne Knight
    Janice Layne Knight, Lovelock resident for the past 4 years, was born in Santa Ana, CA in 1940. 
  • Obituary: Wayne 'Doc' Francis Dowd
    Wayne “Doc” Francis Dowd, 69, went to be with Our Lord on the afternoon of July 10, 2017, with his beloved wife, Bobbi, by his side. He was born on August 30, 1947 to Francis and Winnifred Dowd at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, CA. 
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  • 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.
  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Union Township Justice Court and the Sixth Judicial District Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information. When requested by the individual, N4N will post the person’s mug shot with their court disposition.
  • Items in the Police Blotter are compiled from public information contained in Winnemucca Police Department reports. 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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  • Can people change?
    People who break the law belong in jail or prison. It’s the only way to keep law abiding people safe. A traumatic upbringing is no excuse. The court system can’t be trusted to be tough enough on crime and criminals, therefore there must be mandatory sentences – there should be no judicial discretion for serious crime. People don’t change, won’t change, can’t change. There’s no excuse for bad behavior. 
  • Simple solutions
    Its bright and sunny this morning. I too am usually bright and chipper in the morning. But that’s after a good night’s sleep, a hearty breakfast and a couple of cups of coffee. Otherwise you’re liable to deal with a grumpy old bear!
  • Credit-card debt explained
    America’s credit-card debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark. A 20-something fellow I know helped me understand why.
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LIFESTYLE

A framed selection of Pershing County fossils is on display at the Marzen House Museum.
A framed selection of Pershing County fossils is on display at the Marzen House Museum.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:00 AM
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Donna Rippelmeyer, of Oreana, is a self-described rockhound. “I’ve been hunting rocks in Pershing County for fifty-two years,” she said.
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