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Humboldt County Board of Commissioners Chairman Ken Tipton (front) discussed upcoming legislation with Nevada Senator Ira Hansen (back left), Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen (back middle left), Assemblywoman Shondra Summers-Armstrong (back middle right), and Humboldt County Manager Dave Mendiola (back right) during their visit on Jan. 24. 
Humboldt County Board of Commissioners Chairman Ken Tipton (front) discussed upcoming legislation with Nevada Senator Ira Hansen (back left), Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen (back middle left), Assemblywoman Shondra Summers-Armstrong (back middle right), and Humboldt County Manager Dave Mendiola (back right) during their visit on Jan. 24. 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:00 AM
Nevada Senator Ira Hansen and Assemblywoman Alexis Hansen (Dist. 23) visited Winnemucca in person on Jan. 24 for the first time since COVID. They were joined by fellow colleague, Assemblywoman Shondra Summers-Armstrong of Clark County (Dist. 6). 
The trio teamed up in efforts to represent a bipartisan platform for Nevadans, according to Senator Hansen, who also visited Dist. 6 (West Las Vegas) previously with Assemblywoman Hansen. They had a busy day, meeting with the Humboldt County Board of Commissioners, the Winnemucca City Council, and the Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees (coordinated by local resident Lewis Trout).  
  • In Congress, a push to keep hundreds of millions flowing to Tahoe for clarity, restoration projects
    Wednesday, February 1, 2023 1:00 AM
    With the authorization that allows federal funds to flow to the Tahoe Basin set to expire next year, Nevada’s congressional delegation and Tahoe stakeholders are hopeful they can pass a re-authorization this year.
    The Lake Tahoe Restoration Act (LTRA), first passed in 2000 and re-authorized in 2016, established a $300 million fund, which grew to $415 million at the time of re-authorization, for environmental improvement projects on both sides of the lake. 
  • Lombardo promises tax cuts, sweeping K-12 spending boost in State of the State speech
    Wednesday, February 1, 2023 1:00 AM
    In his first State of the State address, Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo laid out plans for aggressively saving for a potential economic downturn, cutting gas and payroll taxes, boosting public school spending and expanding a much-fought-over school choice program.
    During his inaugural State of the State speech, Lombardo announced details of his proposed two-year $11 billion budget, shared Tesla’s plans for a $3.5 billion manufacturing facility in Northern Nevada and pledged to provide raises and bonuses for state employees, although to a lesser extent than former Gov. Steve Sisolak proposed last month. 
  • GBC will offer new Instrumentation course during the fall semester
    Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:00 AM
    Come August, Great Basin College (GBC) will kick off a new program at the Winnemucca campus, helping students to earn their certifications in Instrumentation Technology. 
  • Community rallies to raise money for 5-year-old girl battling cancer
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 AM
    Era is a 5-year-old girl who has been battling leukemia since August  2022. Through the love and support of Winnemucca’s tight-knit community, thousands of dollars have been raised in order to help Era’s family pay for medical expenses associated with her treatment.  
  • Lombardo staff vows ‘unprecedented’ school investments, end of state employee remote work
    Monday, January 23, 2023 1:00 AM
    Top officials in Gov. Joe Lombardo’s administration said the governor and his staff are preparing a state budget that will make “unprecedented investments in K-12 education,” and evaluating pay and benefits packages for state employees, although they did not say whether those will align with dramatic increases Gov. Steve Sisolak proposed before leaving office.
  • Montana woman saved by stranger after motor vehicle accident near Battle Mountain
    Monday, January 23, 2023 1:00 AM
    It was just another cold winter morning until Valerie Guerrero’s car hit a patch of black ice on Interstate 80 while she was traveling eastbound between Winnemucca and Battle Mountain on her way home to Montana on Dec. 15. 
    The accident report from the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) confirms that Guerrero’s vehicle rolled after sliding on black ice, hitting the median and a paddle marker. She sustained eight broken ribs, a broken lower back, four different breaks in her leg, a major blow to her head, and many other minor injuries. 
  • New technology will change the way tobacco retailers verify age
    Monday, January 23, 2023 1:00 AM
    Effective Jan. 1, tobacco retailers are now required to use enhanced verification, like ID scanning, to help keep tobacco products out of the hands of youth. 
  • Dr. Shouping Li returns to Winnemucca with full-time family practice
    Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:00 AM
    Dr. Shouping Li served Humboldt County’s residents for 12 years as a member of Humboldt General Hospital’s medical staff. 
    Now, Dr. Li has returned to Winnemucca to serve the community as a full-time private practice family physician, providing well-care, sick-care and chronic-care management to both children and adults.
  • Commission welcomes new and returning members for first meeting in the new year
    Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:00 AM
    Just three days into 2023, the Humboldt County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting and kicked off the New Year by welcoming Commissioner Ron Cerri back for a third and final term with the Commission and the Board’s newest elect, Mark Evatz, for his first term with the Commission. 
  • Gov. Joe Lombardo highlights “Nevada way,” calls for unity in inauguration speech
    Tuesday, January 10, 2023 1:00 AM
    More than 700 people braved icy roads to gather at the Carson Community Center on Tuesday to celebrate the swearing-in of the state’s 31st governor, Republican former Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who declared the state was on the “threshold of another great Nevada era.”
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