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  • Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    Humboldt County Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. at Humboldt County Courthouse Meeting Room 201, 50 West Fifth Street, Winnemucca. 
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    Humboldt County Board of Commissioners and Winnemucca City Council will hold a Joint Meeting Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Humboldt County Courthouse Meeting Room 201, 50 West Fifth Street, Winnemucca.
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    A committee to recall the Humboldt County sheriff and remove him from office says it submitted more than the required number of signatures on Friday to qualify the call for a special election, but organizers are reeling after learning that county officials violated election rules by allowing the target of the recall to thumb through the petition before submitting the signatures to the secretary of state.
    Humboldt County Clerk Tami Spero said on Tuesday that, upon his request, she allowed Sheriff Mike Allen, the target of the recall, to flip through the pages of the petition while a deputy, who had full view of the sheriff and the document, observed him. She added that Allen is “allowed to view the petition because it is a public record.”
    But in an interview with The Nevada Independent on Tuesday, Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley cited a state law that says a recall petition “must not be handled by any other person except by an employee of the county clerk’s office until it is filed with the Secretary of State.” However, Thorley said that the intent of the law was upheld.
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees approved the adoption of the modification of Policy and Regulation 5040 in accordance with AB168, which was passed during the 2019 Nevada Legislative session. The changes affect student discipline, addressing issues of student suspension and expulsion. The statutes went into effect July 1 of this year.
    With some exceptions, the changes generally prohibit the suspension or expulsion of students under the age of 11 and now require the board of trustees to review and approve to suspend and expel students. The board has already reviewed and approved several suspensions and expulsions, most recently at the Nov. 26 meeting.
  • Montero enjoying success at first National Finals Rodeo
    Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    One of the biggest surprises of the 2019 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, has been Winnemucca NFR rookie cowboy Trenten Montero. 
    Montero entered the NFR 14th in the world bareback standings, but has made a steady climb up the board through seven performances (Wednesday night).
    Montero won the second go-around on Friday, Dec. 6, with a score of 90.5 points aboard Prairie Rose. Montero followed that up with a second-place run on Saturday, Dec. 7, with a score of 89 points on Nutrena’s Bad Influence. 
    He continued his run up the standings on Sunday, Dec. 8, in the fourth go-around tying for fifth place, along with Kaycee Field with 86.5 points. Those three performances alone, earned Montero $52,460.
  • Locals gather in honor of Pearl Harbor attack
    Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    Local men and women gathered Dec. 7 to in memoriam of Pearl Harbor. 
    The ceremony was held at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge and sponsored by American Legion Post 5, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 5, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12116 along with Winnemucca Lodge No. 19, F & A M of Nevada. Veterans in the area along with public were invited to attend an hour-long event. 
    The ceremony outlined the history of the attack, what life was like leading up and during the attack, as well as life after. Flags were paraded in and put into stands, followed by a casket draped by United States flag representing 2,403 men and women who lost their lives during the attack. Veterans Robert Osti and Pedro Jimenez began the Ceremonial Flag Folding. Each fold represents principles of life or belief or in honor and remembrance of our departed veteran. There are 13 folds when ceremoniously folding a US burial flag.
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 AM
    Sleighs made by the Humboldt County Library’s Jr. Engineer program made their maiden voyages down a zipline last friday while kids watched eagerly, hoping packages stayed in place. 
    One of the goals of the Santa’s Sleigh Zipline project was to design a sleigh that could carry presents from the top of a Christmas tree, down a zipline and arrive safely at the bottom without spilling any packages. 
    After children’s library technician Jayme Wells explained that line friction is an important part of making a good zipline, the kids decided it would be best to use fishing wire for the line rather than yarn or ribbon, because it was smooth, strong and would generate the least amount of friction. 
    Once the type of line was decided, the kids went to work choosing from boxes of recycled materials to design the best sleigh for the job. 
    The sleigh design goals presented were that the sleigh had to reach the bottom of the zipline in at least five seconds, holding at least one present that doesn’t fall out of the sleigh. 
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt County Commission approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be a cooperating agency as part of the development of the Thacker Pass Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The other cooperating agency is the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The commission approved the MOU at the Nov. 18 meeting.
    Chairman Jim French requested that Resource Concepts Inc. (RCI) be named as a cooperating agency in conjunction with the county manager’s office instead of the commission because of confidentiality matters.  If the commission were named as a cooperating agent, that might hinder revealing any aspects the commission had concerns with. French reasoned that RCI is likely to pick up on aspects of the project that the commission or others reviewing the EIS might miss. If the commission’s “membership within the cooperative agreement, I think, should stay within your [County Manager’s] office and not necessarily the commission because if we have to engage politically during this process, we'll be unable to reveal aspects that we have a concern with if we're under that  confidentiality clause.”
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 AM
    A nonprofit conservative group has filed a lawsuit seeking to block implementation of Nevada’s newly adopted “red flag” law before it takes effect next year.
    The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Carson City District Court by NevadansCAN, a self-described “non-profit citizens action network” based in Henderson and led by Mary Rooney, a former Republican state Assembly candidate and a conservative activist. Attorneys representing the group are Alan Lefebvre and William Schuller of the Kolesar & Leatham law firm.
  • Fog science
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 AM
    Last week the citizens of Winnemucca found themselves in a fog, literally, for multiple days. Since this weather isn’t common for the area, what causes these low lying clouds to creep in and sit for days?
    United States National Weather Service Meteorologist Larry Whitworth said fog happens when an area sees precipitation followed by a high pressure system that traps the moisture in the region. 
    Whitworth said that last week’s storm that brought rain and snow  brought the moisture that was released into the lower levels of air near the ground and then was kept there by the high pressure. 
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