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.
New principal for WJHS; school board moves forward with one-day delayed start
WINNEMUCCA – The Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees agreed to a late school start once a week, and McDermitt Combined School will go back to a five-day schedule, which were just a few of the items under consideration on Tuesday (May 14).
The first announcement, though, was the appointment of Janet Kennedy to replace Ray Garrison as principal of Winnemucca Jr. High School. Kennedy is currently the principal of McDermitt Combined School and Garrison is retiring.
McDermitt Combined School hosts college & career fair
Kelly Pinkston (McDermitt guidance counselor & GEARUP advisor) and Stacy Ramsey(GEARUP SPIF) teamed up with Trixie Byron (Ft McDermitt tribe education specialist) to plan and implement a career/college fair on May 7.
(shown) Jason Nez (KTVN channel 2 news video coordinator), Kelly Pinkston (McDermitt guidance counselor & GEARUP advisor), Stacy Ramsey (GEARUP SPIF) and Trixie Byron(Ft McDermitt tribe education specialist).(above)
Wheelchair project takes local physical therapist back to South America
WINNEMUCCA—Mike Snow recently traveled nearly 7,000 miles to help provide “legs” to those who can’t walk.
“It was a privilege,” said the Winnemucca physical therapist and owner of Rehab Services of Nevada. “You can’t imagine what a difference this program makes in people’s lives.”
McDermitt students visit GBC campus
The McDermitt 7th grade GEARUP class took their first college field trip on Wednesday (May8). Kelly Pinkston (counselor and GEARUP advisor) worked with Lisa Campbell(GBC Winnemucca campus director) to set a day to visit the campus.
(shown, front) Janice Sam, Sammy Crutcher, Kyle Crutcher (Back row)Myra Smart, Adrie Smart, Shante Tom, Morissa Bitt and Duanne Horse.
NHP trooper seizes 40 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop
WINNEMUCCA – A Utah resident traveling through Humboldt County was arrested on Monday (May 13) for allegedly transporting more than 40 pounds of marijuana.
Trooper Chris Meeks stopped the vehicle on Interstate 80 near milemarker 192 eastbound on the allegation the driver was traveling at 87 mph in a 75 mph zone. According to Meek's statement, he made contact with the driver at which time he could smell raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
Suspicious activity at BofA causes brief scare
WINNEMUCCA – Police were called to Bank of America on Monday (May 13) after an employee saw a person walk up, leave a backpack on the premises, then leave the area. The incident occurred shortly before the bank was supposed to open.
According to Police Chief Eric Silva, the situation was resolved when the backpack's owner came back for it, explaining he arrived too early to do his banking so he decided to head over to Raleys and do a little shopping while he waited.