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Gold shovels full of dirt are tossed as Great Basin College breaks ground on its new health sciences and technology building. (left to right) Core Construction Project Manager Kevin McCormack, Nevada Gold Mines Turquoise Ridge Manager Paul Wilmot, Nevada System of Higher Education Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student affairs and community colleges Crystal Abba, NSHE Regent Cathy McAdoo, GBC President Joyce Helens, VanWoert Bigotti Architect Angela Bigotti, UNR President Brian Sandoval, SGA Winnemucca Center Student Edward Sanches and SGA Winnemucca Center Student German Barajas.
Gold shovels full of dirt are tossed as Great Basin College breaks ground on its new health sciences and technology building. (left to right) Core Construction Project Manager Kevin McCormack, Nevada Gold Mines Turquoise Ridge Manager Paul Wilmot, Nevada System of Higher Education Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student affairs and community colleges Crystal Abba, NSHE Regent Cathy McAdoo, GBC President Joyce Helens, VanWoert Bigotti Architect Angela Bigotti, UNR President Brian Sandoval, SGA Winnemucca Center Student Edward Sanches and SGA Winnemucca Center Student German Barajas.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:00 AM
Great Basin College in Winnemucca has broken ground on its new $9M Health Sciences and Technology Building, with expected completion summer 2022 which will approximately double the Winnemucca GBC campus footprint. 
“This building will not only be beautiful, but it will provide appropriate space and technology for students to excel in education. In addition it will allow us to grow and thrive at a time when it is needed most,” said GBC Winnemucca Center Director Lisa Campbell. 
  • Listen to your Mother, Nature that is
    In May, the tradition is to celebrate Mothers.  One thing all mothers have in common is that they want to be listened to and heard. 
    There is a lot of wisdom in what most moms have to say, and Mother Nature is no different. 
    Depending on which cultural context you are interested in, there is an origin story that relates to the creation and expansion of life.  Nature, derived from the Latin word natura, meaning birth or character was first used to describe the entirety of the phenomena of the world, and was further personified as Mother Nature.
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  • Harvesting wheat hay
    So far, the local wheat crop seems to be doing well, despite the lack of irrigation water. 
    Wheat is produced in almost every state in the United States, and is the principal cereal grain grown in the country. 
    The United States is ranked third in production volume of wheat, with 1.74 billion bushels produced in 2017 growing season, behind only China and India.
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  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be in Winnemucca next week
    The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile (RMCM) is operated in partnership between Nevada Health Centers and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas. RMCM offers oral healthcare to children up through age 21. Our staff focuses on treatment, education, prevention, and advocacy to children. The Care Mobile offers the same services provided in a brick and mortar facility and is staffed with a dentist, dental assistants and office assistants. Because it is on wheels, we are able to bring access to affordable care to communities throughout Nevada. Continue this story
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Battle Mountain's Anthony Silva tags out Pershing County's Aaron Kienbaum at third base during a home game with the Mustangs on Tuesday, May 4.
Battle Mountain's Anthony Silva tags out Pershing County's Aaron Kienbaum at third base during a home game with the Mustangs on Tuesday, May 4.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 AM
The Battle Mountain High School finished up a season sweep of rival Pershing County on Tuesday, May 4, with a 10-1 victory and split a home doubleheader with Silver Stage, winning game one 8-2 and losing the nightcap 8-1.
The Longhorns are now 6-4 in league play and 7-5 overall.
  • Lowry drops three games to Fernley
    After picking up two wins against the top team in the league on the road the week before, the Lowry High School dropped three games to Fernley this past week to drop to 4-8 on the season.
    Lowry traveled to Fernley on Wednesday, May 5, and suffered a 10-0 loss to the Vaqueros. The Buckaroos used a double from Garette Hinshaw and a single by Marcus Montes to start the top of the second, but the rally ended there as the next three batters were retired. Fernley took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a Kyle Jones RBI-double.
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  • Pershing County softball team goes 1-2 for the week
    The Pershing County softball team went 1-2 for the week. Tuesday, they traveled to Battle Mountain and lost 7-3 to the undefeated Longhorns. 
    The momentum shifted for the Mustangs over the weekend on their home field. They beat the Incline Highlanders on Saturday with scores of 12-11 and 17-6.
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  • PCHS baseball team goes 0-3 for the week
    The PCHS baseball team played three games this week. On Tuesday, May 4, they traveled to Battle Mountain and lost 9-1. It was Pershing County’s second loss of the season against the Longhorns.
    On Saturday, the Mustangs hosted the Incline Highlanders. Pershing’s ballplayers lost both games (15-9, 5-16) but remain in good spirits as the season winds down.
    Within weeks, seven Mustangs throw down their bats and graduate. The rest hope to return next year for a regular season of high school baseball, one of Lovelock’s most loved sports.
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