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Humboldt County Clerk Tami Spero speaks before the county commission regarding allegations of improperly handling recall petitions. Spero cited several NRS statutes and input from the Secretary of State and maintains she acted within the law.
Humboldt County Clerk Tami Spero speaks before the county commission regarding allegations of improperly handling recall petitions. Spero cited several NRS statutes and input from the Secretary of State and maintains she acted within the law.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:00 AM
During the public comment portion of the Humboldt County Commissioners’ Jan 24 special meeting, Humboldt County citizen Shelly Kyllo-Reader raised the question about election integrity. “My concern is for the integrity of elections in Humboldt County,” Kyllo-Reader said. “There now exists mistrust between the county clerk's office, the sheriff's office and the public. This mistrust was brought about by the recall petition signature being thumbed through before they were certified by the state, and further enhanced by social media postings….”
  • Pershing County 4-H Club leader needed again
    Due to a recent resignation, the local 4-H Club is again leaderless, Dixie McKay told county leaders earlier this month. Since the retirement of long-time 4-H leader Maryann Papa, turnover has been high with four people holding the youth leadership job for one or two years.
    County officials were disappointed by the departure of Joshua McKinney who held the job for about a year before abruptly leaving for a professional wrestling job, according to McKay. McKinney had ambitious plans for the club and managed to resurrect a popular shooting sports program, with shotgun and archery, but that program has died, at least for now, McKay said.
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  • Voter rolls swell as automatic registration takes effect
    Thirty-year-old construction worker Jesse Speights walked into the Reno DMV on Monday, not knowing if he was even registered to vote.
    When he walked out shortly afterwards, he was officially a registered nonpartisan, one of the first customers to undergo what he called a “quick and easy” process under Nevada’s new automatic voter registration law (click here for a video explainer of that). But while he affirmed that “voting’s cool” because you can pick the leader of the U.S., he wasn’t sure he would do it in November.
    “Maybe … we’ll see,” he said.
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  • BMES teachers learn about robotics
    Battle Mountain Elementary School teachers, Dana Preece, Sarah Byerley and Eleanor Lemaire Junior High School teacher Lauren Campbell traveled to Reno this past month to be trained to teach students about robotics. These teachers received a grant from Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation to each bring a VexIQ robot kit back to their schools. During the training, the teachers learned about the importance of coding and robotics in education. Students who do robotics develop teamwork, communication and project-based organization skills while learning 21st Century workforce skills.  Continue this story
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Pershing County’s Raul Rincon looks for an opening.
Pershing County’s Raul Rincon looks for an opening.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:00 AM
The Pershing County High School  boys basketball team finds itself in a pickle.
They continue to improve, but so do the other teams in the 2A Northern League. This past weekend PCHS hosted a pair of home games.
On Friday, Silver Stage rolled into town and beat the Mustangs 56-12. On Saturday, Incline knocked off  Pershing County 65-26.
Lovelock showed flashes of brilliance that made the losses bittersweet.
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