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Sheriff Mike Allen (far left) and his office staff (front table left to right) Darlene Thon and Rachelle Piquet have been working hard to keep Humboldt County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) active and in compliance with federal and state requirements. That compliance is important because it puts LEPC in a position to take advantage of federal emergency management equipment and training grants.
Sheriff Mike Allen (far left) and his office staff (front table left to right) Darlene Thon and Rachelle Piquet have been working hard to keep Humboldt County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) active and in compliance with federal and state requirements. That compliance is important because it puts LEPC in a position to take advantage of federal emergency management equipment and training grants.
Monday, May 02, 2016 1:00 AM
Humboldt County has a large, active and committed Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC.) Sheriff Mike Allen has worked hard to ensure the LEPC is in compliance with all state requirements including holding quarterly meetings at which minutes are kept. Allen and his office staff have been working to keep on top of all grant opportunities, including training and equipment funding available through the Division of Emergency Management.
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • Winnemucca City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at city hall at 2 p.m.
  • The Lovelock City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at city hall.
  • This day honors those hard working, patient and understanding people whom we entrust our children to. Teachers mold our kids in a positive direction, affecting who they are and who they become. From Kindergarten through college, teachers are an important part of our children's lives.

MORE LOCAL STORIES

  • SPARKS — Springtime is a beautiful time of year to get outdoors and visit the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The warm weather and melting snow are making travel routes on the Forest more accessible. The Forest officials encourages visitors to “Know Before You Go” and learn about travel conditions and numerous opportunities available for exploration on the Forest.
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  • The weather is getting better outside, but the gloomy state sales tax numbers from February don’t look much better than the numbers from January. 
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  • Every month the leadership class highlights four students who were nominated by teachers for student of the month. Continue this story
  • Seeking to keep good teachers in the classroom, the 2015 Nevada Legislature decided the best teachers and administrators should be paid more — especially those who work at underperforming and at-risk schools. They passed AB 483, requiring that bonuses be paid to at least five percent of administrators and teachers at underperforming schools — bonuses worth not more than 10 percent of their base salary.
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SPORTS

Pershing County coach Keith Montes confers with Lady Mustangs’ catcher Bailey Wanner.
Pershing County coach Keith Montes confers with Lady Mustangs’ catcher Bailey Wanner.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:00 AM
It was smooth sailing for the Pershing softball team as they racked up wins against Lowry JV (20-0) and Hawthorne (15-0) early last week.

Announcements

  • Obituary: Patricia Jeanette Sheppard Allred
    Patricia Jeanette Sheppard Allred of Winnemucca, Nevada, beloved wife of Meade W. Allred, passed away April 27, 2016, in Boise, Idaho. She was born July 10, 1931, in Gridley, California, to Osborne Lionel and Elizabeth (Bessie) Sheppard.
  • Rollie Bessey went to eternal rest on April 24th. His family thanks all of you who loved him and prayed for him. He is free from the pain and suffering. A Celebration of eternal life will be held at a later date.
  • WINNEMUCCA — Local authorities and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at sites throughout the state Saturday.
  • The following animals were recently picked up by Animal Control. More information on impounded dogs at the Sage Heights shelter is available by calling the shelter at 623-6403 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 623-6429 and leaving a message, 24 hours a day. When calling, be prepared to provide the dog’s description, license number and general area in which it was lost.
  • The following school menus is provided by the Pershing County School District. Below are the menus for April 27 — May 5:
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  • 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.

  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Humboldt 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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  • Gender Chaos in an  XX-XY World
    We live in a country where people think it’s okay for has-been rock stars to cancel concerts because of their beliefs, but it’s not okay for bakers, florists and photographers to do the same.
  • It’s getting harder to govern, and it’s not just politicians’ fault
    We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of Americans who are willing to set aside their differences on behalf of a compelling new vision for the country? It’s vanished.
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LIFESTYLE

Cindy Paulsen and her children (left) Marina, age five and (right) Callie, age 7 enjoyed seeing the planes, helicopter, cars, and engines at the airport open house Sunday.
Cindy Paulsen and her children (left) Marina, age five and (right) Callie, age 7 enjoyed seeing the planes, helicopter, cars, and engines at the airport open house Sunday.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:00 AM
There were some great planes at the Winnemucca Airport open house Sunday - but that was just the beginning.
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