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Pershing County Director of Emergency Management Sean Burke inspects protective suits deployed by Lovelock volunteer firefighters during a Hazardous Materials field training exercise.
Pershing County Director of Emergency Management Sean Burke inspects protective suits deployed by Lovelock volunteer firefighters during a Hazardous Materials field training exercise.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 AM
Pershing County Director of Emergency Management Sean Burke proved his worth to the county again last week. Funds were available as needed for fire safety gear, COVID vaccines, mobile and fixed Emergency Operation Center upgrades and new Sheriff’s Deputy equipment.
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office (NVSO) invites the public to two virtual workshops on the proposed Greenlink North Project to be held via Zoom January 26 and 27. 
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    The Frontier Community Action Agency in Winnemucca is offering its annual free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for moderate to low income families and individuals, beginning on January 24. 
    Through the program, qualifying residents can receive help understanding, completing and filing their taxes for free. IRS-trained staff can provide timely and accurate income tax preparation for moderate to low income families, with tax refund recipients receiving 100% of their state and federal income tax returns. 
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt River Field Office is temporarily closing Water Canyon Campground Road due to treacherous driving conditions. The closure went go into effect January 11, 2022.
  • Prior gets life in prison for double murder
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    A Fort McDermitt Shoshone Paiute Tribe member was sentenced earlier this month to a term of life in prison as to both counts to run consecutively to each other for murdering two women who were also Tribe members.
  • Store damage and local burglaries under investigation
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    No arrests have been made yet in a series of crimes on the evening of January 11, 2022 in Winnemucca which included alleged burglaries, a stolen car which was driven through the front of the Verizon store on Grass Valley Road and later abandoned outside the city. 
  • Yucca Mountain remains in debate over nuclear waste storage
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    Mounting opposition to proposed nuclear waste storage sites in Texas and New Mexico has kept Yucca Mountain in Nevada in the national debate over what to do with the growing stockpile of radioactive material scattered around the country.
    The Biden administration is opposed to Yucca Mountain and announced plans this month to send waste to places where state, local and tribal governments agree to accept it. That stance is shared by Nevada elected officials, tribal leaders and business and environmental groups.
    But until the 1987 Nuclear Waste Policy Act is changed by Congress, the proposed radioactive waste repository 90 miles north of Las Vegas remains the designated permanent storage site for spent fuel rods from commercial nuclear plants.
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:00 AM
    A case of COVID-19 and a possible winter storm slated to hit the nation’s capital over the weekend forced Senate Democrats to give up their plans to begin debate on a package of two voting rights bills and a push to change the filibuster rules.
    Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), had hoped to be on the floor Monday debating the filibuster and its hindrance to passing voting rights. That debate would have been symbolic since it coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the national holiday commemorating the civil rights hero's life. 
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 1:00 AM
    A Las Vegas man who admitted to recklessly driving a vehicle with five times the legal limit of marijuana in his blood — resulting in the death of his passenger — was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison.
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 1:00 AM
    A Las Vegas man who admitted to sexually exploiting a child and possessing child sexual abuse material was sentenced today to 15 years and 10 months in prison.
    According to court documents, on April 9, 2020, Kenneth James Robison (35) recorded a video of himself sexually exploiting a child who was less than 12 years old. 
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 1:00 AM
    A Las Vegas man was sentenced to 25 years and 9 months in prison for his role in a series of violent armed robberies in September 2019.
    According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, from September 6 to September 9, 2019, Lesean Roger Dennis Braddock Jr. (29) and co-conspirator Byron Joshua Jarell Porter (24) robbed three businesses at gunpoint in Las Vegas and Henderson. Braddock and Porter committed the armed robberies while Braddock was on state parole after serving a significant prison term for a robbery in California.
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