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Hadley Nield showing his market goat 2.
Hadley Nield showing his market goat 2.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00 AM
4-H and FFA can connect young people to the community and an animal or two. The Lander County 4-H Youth Development Program and Battle Mountain FFA provided hands-on learning for kids, May 4-8, 2022, through the Nevada Junior Livestock Show held at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
  • Pershing County 4-H Livestock Show was magical
    As spectators, competitors, and supporters attended the Pershing County 4-H Livestock show and sale on May 1, they entered an enchanted building decorated with a Disney theme.  
    Forty-nine local youth members comprised of both 4-H and FFA participated in the show, ranging from ages 4 to 18, demonstrating a variety of animals, including pigs, steer, sheep, and goats.
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  • Candidates field questions during Q&A session
    Voting is a fundamental element of a democratic society and allows citizens to have their say in how their local government is run. Being an informed voter is just as important as voting itself, as it is every voter’s responsibility to know how public officials will articulate their civic duties. 
    Meet the Candidates Night, hosted by the Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce at the Convention Center, provided voters the opportunity to get to know those running for public office face-to-face and hear from them in a Q and A forum with questions randomly selected from local citizens. 
    Most of the official races for the county will be decided at the Primary Election on June 14 with early voting held May 28 to June 10, so if voters want their say, they should vote in the Primary Election, as well as the General Election on Nov. 8. 
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  • Portuguese Festa is back!
    Queen Isabel would be proud. So would Saint Anthony, the patron saint of Portugal. On Sunday, May 22, Alyse Blanchard and Izzah Foley represented them in the 86th annual Portuguese Festa parade. Continue this story
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The Battle Mountain High School track and field team was at Reed High School in Sparks this past weekend for the NIAA State Championships. Above: Nolan Chopp throws the shot put.
The Battle Mountain High School track and field team was at Reed High School in Sparks this past weekend for the NIAA State Championships. Above: Nolan Chopp throws the shot put.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00 AM
After recovering from an injury at the start of the school year, Battle Mountain High School senior Nolan Chopp closed out his high school career in style by winning the 2A discus this past weekend at the NIAA State Championships at Reed High School in Sparks.
Chopp threw a personal-best 137 feet, 11 inches to win the discus by more than 11 feet. 
North Tahoe’s Juan Camacho-Morales was second at 126 and Lake Mead’s Caleb King (120-0) and Pershing County’s Brayden Wagner (117-1) were third and fourth, respectively.
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