Longtime nurse Christine Birmingham retires from HGH
WINNEMUCCA —Staff members at Humboldt General Hospital said goodbye last month to a longtime local nurse. But Christine Birmingham says she won’t be gone long. She’ll take 90 days to get her fill of full-time retirement before she returns to the facility for occasional work as a casual call employee.
Christian Stremler of Winnemucca competing at the 2013 CNFR
TUCUMCARI, NM – Christian Stremler of Winnemucca, NV a member of the Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team, will be competing in saddle bronc riding in the biggest college rodeo competition of the year, the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), June 9-15, 2013. Stremler is a sophomore at Mesalands majoring in Farrier Science. He is 24th in the nation in in the year-end standings and second in the Grand Canyon Region.
Public invited to Memorial Day weekend concert
WINNEMUCCA – On the evenings of May 31 and June 1, The Winnemucca Civic Chorus will pay tribute to the brave men and women of our military with a concert of patriotic songs including Battle Cry of Freedom, God Bless America, Song for the Unsung Hero, Yankee Doodle Dandy, United We Stand, America The Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, a Tribute to the Armed Services, and Taps. They would like to invite you to join them at the Lowry High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31 and / or Saturday June 1 for this must see event.
Community Announcement: Frugal Flamingo closed for Memorial Day weekend
The “Frugal Flamingo” will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend. The thrift shop, located at 720 E. Fourth Street, will be closed from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27, so that volunteers can spend the weekend with their families. The store will reopen for business at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
Frugal Flamingo thrift store announces discount for seniors
WINNEMUCCA — The Frugal Flamingo Thrift Store has announced a big discount for area seniors. Beginning immediately, area seniors will receive a 50 percent discount on all clothing at the store every Tuesday. The discount applies to any person age 55 years or older.
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