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Humboldt County Board of Commissioners Chairman Ken Tipton (front) discussed upcoming legislation with Nevada Senator Ira Hansen (back left), Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen (back middle left), Assemblywoman Shondra Summers-Armstrong (back middle right), and Humboldt County Manager Dave Mendiola (back right) during their visit on Jan. 24. 
Humboldt County Board of Commissioners Chairman Ken Tipton (front) discussed upcoming legislation with Nevada Senator Ira Hansen (back left), Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen (back middle left), Assemblywoman Shondra Summers-Armstrong (back middle right), and Humboldt County Manager Dave Mendiola (back right) during their visit on Jan. 24. 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:00 AM
Nevada Senator Ira Hansen and Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen (Dist. 23) visited Winnemucca in person on Jan. 24 for the first time since COVID. They were joined by fellow colleague, Assemblywoman Shondra Summers-Armstrong of Clark County (Dist. 6). 
The trio teamed up in efforts to represent a bipartisan platform for Nevadans, according to Senator Hansen, who also visited Dist. 6 (West Las Vegas) previously with Assemblywoman Hansen. They had a busy day, meeting with the Humboldt County Board of Commissioners, the Winnemucca City Council, and the Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees (coordinated by local resident Lewis Trout).  
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Lowry’s Sydnee Pettis goes up for a shot against Elko.
Lowry’s Sydnee Pettis goes up for a shot against Elko.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:00 AM
The Lowry High School girls basketball team held its second-place spot in the Northern 3A East with a pair of road wins last week.
The Lady Bucks traveled to Elko on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and beat Elko 56-43 after leading by as many as 21 points. 
Lowry made its way to Fallon this past Friday and beat Churchill County 57-24.
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