County closer to ending rebroadcast of radio stations from Reno
WINNEMUCCA – The Humboldt County Commission has moved a step closer to ending the practice of rebroadcasting Reno radio stations on county-owned translators. The discussion occurred during their regular meeting on Monday (May 20).and stems from a complaint by Rodd Stowell, of KWNA Radio, who took issue with government competing with private enterprise. The translators rebroadcast KOZZ and Magic 95, out of Reno.
WCVA approves new electric sign for Indoor Event Center, votes to approve next year's budget, among the items discussed at monthly meeting
WINNEMUCCA — The Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority met on Thursday (May 16) to discuss the purchase of a new electric sign, a potential for solar panels, and to approve the 2013-2014 budget.
Sunny Johnson, of the Frontier Community Coalition, was on hand to thank the WCVA for the facility grant obtained for the recent Cultural Diversity Dinner. (from left): Rodd Stowell, Terry Boyles, Sunny Johnson, and Jim Billingsley.
From the Sun: Assemblyman moves to have Picon Punch official state drink
From the Las Vegas Sun: “There was a request for a need to have a state drink,” (said Assemblyman William Horne). “What better than the Picon Punch? Me growing up here, it’s the only drink that I know of that has a Nevada tie. The Basque culture, particularly in Northern Nevada, I thought it was appropriate that that be our state drink.”
Read the full post in the Las Vegas Sun: Last-minute amendment could create the state drink
Court grants writ in theft case
WINNEMUCCA — A man facing felony charges of theft of a credit card and conspiracy to commit theft avoided prosecution after his attorney successfully argued in pretrial documents that while the state had oodles of evidence a crime had occurred, they had nothing to tie the defendant to the crime.
Locals in the News: Man reminisces about ranch life
From the Craig Daily Press: "Back in the days before satellite TV, cellphones, video players, Netflix and laptops, many ranchers in the West were isolated from civilization."
To read the full post: Baxter Black: Me and Albert
Lowry FBLA shines during state conference
WINNEMUCCA —Lowry High School’s future business leaders made an impressive showing at their state conference. April 21-23, members from the school’s Future Business of Leaders of America (FBLA) organization attended the State Business Leadership Conference in Las Vegas where they competed against 40 schools and 467 students to determine who will represent Nevada at the national level this summer.
Pine Forest bill clears US Senate committee with bipartisan support
WASHINGTON DC — A bill that would designate new wilderness in Nevada was favorably reported by the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee with a broad base of support and now awaits action in the full US Senate.
The Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act of 2013 (S. 342) was introduced by Senators Dean Heller and Harry Reid. A companion bill, H.R. 433 was introduced by Representative Mark Amodei in the House, supported by the entire Nevada congressional delegation.
Sam gets minimum three years in prison for attack; among the cases in district court on Monday (May 13)
WINNEMUCCA – The man police found hovering over his girlfriend with a knife during a domestic dispute last May was sentenced to prison on Monday (May 13).
Dusty Colin Sam, 28, was sentenced for felony burglary to 38-96 months in prison with 376 days time served. At the time of his arrest he was charged with attempted murder, false imprisonment, interrupting a 911 call, domestic battery, and resisting arrest.
HGH EMS will celebrate ‘EMS Week’ with community barbeque
WINNEMUCCA — Local emergency personnel will host a community celebration this weekend in honor of National EMS Week. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, which is scheduled for May 19-26, honors the lifesaving care that EMS providers offer nationwide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Community invited to Afternoon of Live Music in the Garden
This Saturday, May 18th, the Winnemucca Community Garden will host an Afternoon of Live Music in the Garden. Every year the Community Garden has an annual “kick off” event – this year rather than having a dinner and silent auction, the Garden has decided to have an outdoor, family-friendly event with entertainment for everyone.