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  • Narcotic seizures up in 2020 since K9 Polly joined police force
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Winnemucca Police Department (WPD) reported that narcotic seizures in 2020 increased for the department compared to 2019 and said that K9 officer Polly has largely contributed to the increase. 
    K9 officer Polly joined the WPD and her K9 handler Officer Jimmi Santos in May 2020 to aid in narcotics detection efforts in the Winnemucca area. 
    WPD Chief Dave Garrison reported that he has observed higher confidence in officers and resources available when on a call in which illegal narcotics are suspected to be present. 
  • Pershing County 4-H teaches situational awareness
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:00 AM
    Picture a kid riding their bike home from school. Up ahead, they see a pothole and swerve to avoid it. “That’s good S.A.,” says Vince Boone. He’s talking about situational awareness, the state of knowing what is going on around you. Alternatively, the bicyclist would have hit the pothole and crashed.
    Last Friday, the Pershing County 4-H self-defense club gathered at the community center for their first meeting. About a dozen young people paid close attention to Boone, a military veteran, EMT and former nightclub bouncer. He put years of on-the-job training to use in his new role as a 4-H leader. 
  • Evaluating your financial health
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:00 AM
    With a new year comes the task of preparing of your 2020 tax forms. Most farmers and ranchers begin preparing their tax information by utilizing balance sheets, from hand written forms to computer generated spreadsheets.
    Most businesses update their balance sheet at the end of the accounting period, such as the end of the tax year. Some check their numbers quarterly. Lenders will ask to see up-to-date balance sheets to determine an operation’s net worth, as well as to generate a number of ratios that provide insights into your operation’s financial health.
  • Remembering Desert Storm 30 years later
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:00 AM
    War clouds began building during the fall of 1990.
    Iraq’s army under orders from its strongman President Saddam Hussein rolled across the border into Kuwait on Aug. 2 1990. Hussein made the unsubstantiated claim Iraq’s neighbor to the east was stealing oil from his country.
  • State funds Main Street Fire debris cleanup
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:00 AM
    More than a year after the Main Street Fire devastated three historic buildings, piles of charred debris still clutter downtown Lovelock. That is about to change as a state agency has agreed to fund the clean up at no charge to the city or the property owners according to a county official.
    Pershing County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Heidi Lusby-Angvick said the Nevada Department Environmental Protection is in the process of coordinating the debris cleanup with a contractor. She confirmed that an NDEP grant is covering the project cost. 
    “It’s in the NDEP office. They are working with the contractor and they are the ones financing the clean up,” Lusby-Angvick said. “I wish I could take a cattle prod and push them a little faster but I’m kind of stuck.”
  • Pandemic life spurred more animal adoptions, but economic difficulties remain a concern
    Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    On Friday, March 13, as the state prepared to shut down, the fate of many four-legged, feathered and scaled residents hung in the balance.
    Greg Hall, CEO of the Nevada Humane Society, which has a presence in Reno and Carson City, organized a late-night emergency call with staff. They discussed how to operate amid the threat of COVID-19, a potentially lethal virus that carried so many unknowns. Meanwhile, seven hours south, staff at The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas braced for the worst.
  • BLM names new Deputy State Director for Resources, Lands and Planning¬†
    Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    Alan Shepherd has been named the Deputy State Director for Resources, Lands and Planning for the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada. He replaces Raul Morales who retired in 2019.
    Shepherd has more than 30 years of experience in the management of public lands, including extensive knowledge in wild horse and burro management, wildlife, vegetation and range management, budget formulation and execution, and land use planning.
  • Winter weather predictions for Northern Nevada
    Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 AM
    Most people have heard of El Niño and La Niña, but what are these weather terms and how do they affect us? 
    El Niño (Spanish for “the little boy”) and La Niña (Spanish for “the girl”) are extreme phases of a naturally occurring climate cycle.
    Both terms refer to large-scale changes in sea-surface temperature across the eastern tropical Pacific. 
    Usually, sea-surface readings off South America’s west coast range from 600 to 700 Fahrenheit (F), while they exceed 800 F in the “warm pool” located in the central and western Pacific. 
  • German company to build 10,700-square-foot center at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center
    Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    Throughout the pandemic, companies from all corners of the country have been expanding or relocating to fast-growing Northern Nevada.
    Some are even migrating from across the pond.
    One of the latest international companies to carve out space in greater Reno-Sparks is German-based thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.
    A global supplier in the cement and mining industries, thyssenkrupp is investing in a 10,700-square-foot service and manufacturing center at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Storey County.
  • Collecting coats for kids in need
    Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    A coat drive in Winnemucca kicked off Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and will last through the end of January. Gently used and new coats can be dropped off at three business locations around town and will be distributed to local kids in need. 
    The businesses accepting coat donations include Verner Chiropractic (504 E. 2nd Street), KWNA Radio Station (136 W. Second Street) and Western States Propane (4205 W. Winnemucca Boulevard). Coats can be dropped off during regular business hours. 
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