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Juan Carillo spent three days in the desert near Chimney Reservoir.
Juan Carillo spent three days in the desert near Chimney Reservoir.
Friday, May 20, 2016 1:00 AM
Juan Carrillo, a young man from Winnemucca, has been returned to his family after getting lost near Chimney Reservoir on Saturday night.
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • It's Lucky Penny Day. Maybe you'll find a lucky penny on the ground today? Are you superstitious? Superstition has it that you should only pick up a penny that is lying face up.
  • Our eyes are the gateways to our world. In May, we celebrate Healthy Vision Month, so we can keep our eyesight at its optimum level. It is sponsored by multiple organizations including the National Eye Health Education Program and the National Eye Institute.
  • The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.

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  • People who love children and care about families have an opportunity to get involved as volunteers in a Family Advocacy program. Family Advocacy volunteers help with extra services to kids and families who are involved with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in Humboldt and Lander Counties. 
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  • Winnemucca Publishing (WP) is proud to announce that Cheryl Upshaw will be taking over the social media presence for the company. Continue this story
  • Everyone’s invited to come to a free nutrition and fitness expo this Saturday, May 21, at Lowry High School’s football field. Humboldt County School District has invited local businesses and community organizations, educators, and health care experts to come together on Saturday from 2 – 5 p.m., to help everyone in the community to focus on health and fitness. 
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  • Sip, stroll, and shop historic downtown Winnemucca this weekend at the Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce Wine Walk. Discover your new favorite wine while browsing the wares the local businesses have to offer this Saturday, May 21 from 4 – 7 p.m.
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SPORTS

Lowry’s Kenadee Jeppsen clears the bar in the high jump during the NIAA State Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Carson City. Jeppsen won the event with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches.
Lowry’s Kenadee Jeppsen clears the bar in the high jump during the NIAA State Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Carson City. Jeppsen won the event with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:00 AM
What a time to save your best for last.

Announcements

  • Obituary: Harry W. Wilson
    Harry W. Wilson passed away on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at the Royal Peacock Opal Mine at the age of 84. He was born on March 20, 1932 to Harry L and Mabel M Wilson in Cedarville, California.
  • Obituary: Rita Lorraine Backus
    Rita Lorraine Backus passed away Monday, May 16, 2016, leaving her beloved husband of 53 years, Joseph Dale Backus. She was 71 years old.
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  • 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 Police Blotter are compiled from public information contained in Nevada Highway Patrol 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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  • RPEN-40 Years This Year
    The first known story outlining a new organization that was to become the Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN) was published October 27, 1976.
  • I woke up one morning to find the world had suddenly gone electronic. They pulled a fast one on me, I swear. It’s as though there was a cosmic shift overnight. Everyone was in on it but me. I’m the odd man out, or the fellow who lost in a game of donkey.
  • I am not a robot
    EUREKA — Okay where did this ‘I Am Not A Robot’ box at the end of filling out forms on the internet come from? Occasionally when I am filling out some type of information or order form on line, at the end of the process I need to mark a box declaring, clang, bop, boom, “I Am Not A Robot!” 
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LIFESTYLE

Teresa Schroeder's gorgeous yard on Cosgrave Ave. in Winnemucca.
Teresa Schroeder's gorgeous yard on Cosgrave Ave. in Winnemucca.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:00 AM
This summer, Winnemucca Publishing will recognize the tremendous efforts of locals to make their yards beautiful. To nominate yourself or your neighbors, contact us on Facebook at Facebook.com/HumboldtSun or via email at editorial@winnemuccapublishing.net
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