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."
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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.
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.