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Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:00 AM
A joint investigation between game wardens with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and investigators with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has resulted in the conviction of a 22-year-old Utah man.
Brayden Norton, of Washington, Utah was initially arrested in May of 2019 after an investigation determined he illegally shot a mule deer near Caliente, Nevada in November of 2016. Norton removed the antlers and left the rest of the deer at the spot where he shot it. 
  • Burning and soil quality
    Why do farmers burn their fields? 
    Burning is one way to dispose of the straw left after harvest so fields can be made ready for seeding of the next crop. 
    Farmers and ranchers commonly use burning as a tool to invigorate vegetative production of pastures and rangeland. 
    The practice of burning is not a new idea but started many generations ago with the burning of grasslands. Burning is an inexpensive, labor efficient means of removing unwanted crop residues prior to tillage or seedbed preparation. 
    If completed correctly, burning can be an effective management tool.
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  • Dispose of unused prescriptions
    People in Winnemucca who have unused and unwanted prescriptions laying around will have a chance to properly dispose of them this Saturday as part of the National Drug Take Back Day. 
    The annual Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National RX Take Back Day will be held at Ridley’s in Winnemucca on Saturday, Oct. 24,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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  • Nevada schoolchildren invited to participate in aviation art contest
    The Nevada Department of Transportation is inviting Nevada schoolchildren to participate in the National Association of State Aviation Officials’ art contest celebrating the ways in which aviation, hang gliding, hot air ballooning and other air sports connect people across the world.
    The national contest invites youth in three age categories between 6 and 17 to create original paintings depicting the contest’s “a friendlier world with air sports” theme.
    All art must be drawn by hand (not computer-generated) in permanent marker, crayon or paint on an 11x17 piece of paper. Submissions and official entry form must be postmarked by Jan. 19, 2021 to NDOT aviation program manager Kurt Haukohl, 1263 South Stewart Street, Room 319, Carson City, NV. 89712. Winning Nevada art submissions will then be entered into the national competition, with national winners automatically submitted into an international contest.
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Senicka Happy entertains a group of basketball campers.
Senicka Happy entertains a group of basketball campers.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:00 AM
If you’ve ever attended youth sports events in Lovelock, you may have noticed a pattern. The Pershing County Mustangs show up to mentor the younger athletes. 
It could be football, basketball or wrestling. It doesn’t matter.
According to athletic director Mike Brooks, mentorship has always been an integral part of the program. 
“It’s amazing to watch the older kids help the younger ones,” he says. “They love the high school athletes.”
  • The NCAA announced more than 450 selections of host sites for preliminary rounds and final sites of predetermined championships in Divisions I, II and III, with most to be held from 2022-23 through 2025-26. 
    Nevada was part of two of those 450 selections.
     Reno will play host to the 2025 NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals at Montreux Country Club and the 2025 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship Finals at the National Bowling Stadium in downtown.
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  • High Desert Top Truck hits Winnemucca
    High Desert Top Truck brought in a number of racers from around the area on Oct. 9-10 for a weekend of action at the Winnemucca Motocross track. On Friday, Oct. 9, the vent featured a tow test and sand drag races. On Oct. 10, the racers went around the motocross track in a timed lap, performed on an obstacle course and competed in off-road barrel racing. 

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  • National television schedule announced for 2020 Wolf Pack football season
    Nevada will appear on national television in at least seven of its eight games this season.
    In addition, two Wolf Pack games have shifted days as the Mountain West announced its national broadcast schedule with television partners CBS Sports and Fox Sports.
    Nevada will open at home on Oct. 24, against Wyoming at 4 p.m. on CBS Sports.
    The Wolf Pack will then travel to Las Vegas for the first collegiate football game in the new Allegiant Stadium as Nevada and UNLV will Battle for the Fremont Cannon on Nevada Day Weekend. 
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