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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:00 AM
Pershing County’s wood duck population could explode in the future thanks to a Ducks Unlimited project. Lowry High School shop students in Winnemucca built 35 wood duck nest boxes and sites are needed along the Humboldt River between Lovelock and Rye Patch.
Ducks Unlimited Chairman-elect Lee Bosch of Winnemucca told Pershing County leaders there are wood ducks in the Lovelock area so this is the best place to start the nest box project. The boxes will be mounted about eye level on poles driven into the ground. The elevated boxes should protect ducklings from predators so the project could increase the wood duck count.
  • Tahoe firefighter’s photo with baby kangaroo melts hearts
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — If a picture is worth a thousand words, one viral photo of a Reno-area firefighter must be worth a million.
    It was an image of Capt. Dave Soldavini, a U.S. Forest Service firefighter, cradling a baby kangaroo in his arms.
    “It is the cutest picture I've ever seen of him,'' his wife, Daphne Osell, told the Reno Gazette Journal . “You can see it in his face. I think that's what so many people responded to. You can really see and feel how enamored he is of this little animal he's holding.''
    In the photo, Soldavini is smiling as he looks down at the baby kangaroo, called a joey.
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  • BLM concludes wild horse gather
    Earlier this month the Bureau of Land Management Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office concluded a wild horse helicopter gather on the Reveille Herd Management Area (HMA) located about 50 miles east of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada. Approximately 100-125 wild horses remain in the HMA. Continue this story
  • Over 20 guns missing after local hardware store robbed
    At approximately 1:23 a.m. on Wednesday, law enforcement officers were dispatched to CB Brown’s True Value Hardware in Winnemucca and found the front door area glass broken, as well as a glass case where approximately 25 handguns had been taken. The investigation is currently ongoing and as of presstime Thursday morning there had been no arrests or recovery of the missing guns.  Continue this story
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Ethan Rhodes (left) and Mike Brooks react to the score board while Tom Brooks hugs Ty Arnett and Dave McLean smiles after Pershing County beat Yerington 20-14 on Friday, in Lovelock. The win ended the Lions 29-game winning streak.
Ethan Rhodes (left) and Mike Brooks react to the score board while Tom Brooks hugs Ty Arnett and Dave McLean smiles after Pershing County beat Yerington 20-14 on Friday, in Lovelock. The win ended the Lions 29-game winning streak.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:00 AM
In football, every game matters. If the opposing team is inexperienced, that gives the more seasoned team a chance to experiment. Everybody gets off the bench. Players try different positions on for size. 
  • Winnemucca High School Hall of Fame inducts three new members
    The Winnemucca High School Hall of Fame inducted three new members during last Saturday’s boys basketball game between Lowry and Dayton.
    The Winnemuca High School Hall of Fame honors both Humboldt County and Lowry student/athletes and contributors. 
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  • The McDermitt High School boys basketball team concluded its season at home on Friday, Feb. 14, with a 44-36 loss to Eureka. The Bulldogs missed out on the playoffs, finishing 4-8 in the Eastern 1A and 6-17 overall. Continue this story
  • Sparked by another standout game from Jalen Harris, who scored 26 with nine rebounds, Nevada beat New Mexico 88-74 on Tuesday night.
    It was a game that marked the first return to the Pit of former Lobos coaches Steve Alford, who left New Mexico to coach UCLA before ending up at Reno, Nev., and Craig Neal, who replaced Alford with the Lobos, before getting fired after four years and joining Alford with the Wolf Pack.
    Both were booed heartily at their entrance to the arena.
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