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Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:00 AM
Humboldt County commissioners gave the go-ahead to County Manager Dave Mendiola to negotiate a professional services agreement with Jerry Elkins of Central Nevada GIS and Cartography to identify roads protected under Revised Statute 2477 (RS 2477), starting with the area around the Montana and Double H mountains involved in the BLM’s Travel Management Plan, which is currently in development.

In order to qualify for RS 2477 designation, a road has to have existed prior to October 1976. 
  • PCHS hosts blood drive
    They make it look easy and fun. The PCHS leadership students hosted a blood drive in the high school gym on Thursday. Dan Murphy was first in line. 

    He’s Pershing County School District’s safety coordinator — and a regular donor.
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  • Nevada Outdoor School hikes
    Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) hosts hikes to three popular destinations around Winnemucca: the W on Winnemucca Mountain as well as the overlook and the yurt in Water Canyon. Continue this story
  • Lovelock Elementary School hosts monthly mixer
    The sky clouded up and darkened. Weather forecasts called for rain. But Lovelock Elementary School’s Fun and Fitness Club had a backup plan. They moved their Winter Parent Walk from the high school track to the grade school. Continue this story
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Danny Diaz drives to the basket for a shot.
Danny Diaz drives to the basket for a shot.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:00 AM
What could have turned into a great weekend for the Battle Mountain High School boys basketball team, turned in to a heartbreaking end on both nights this past weekend in Battle Mountain.

The Longhorns overcame an eight-point deficit to league-leading West Wendover on Friday night, only to lose 63-58 in overtime. Battle Mountain held a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter against White Pine on Saturday, but the Bobcats scored the final 18 points of the contest to win 39-38 and drop the Longhorns to 3-7 in the Northern 2A.
  • McDermitt girls take two at home
    The McDermitt High Schoolgirls basketball team came home for a couple of conference games last weekend and they dispatched both of their foes handily. 

    On Friday, Carlin came to town, and the Railroaders were sent back on the tracks with a 64-18 defeat.

    The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 25-7 first quarter lead and they never looked back, as they only allowed Carlin 11 more points in the rest of the game.
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  • Bulldogs earn first league win
    The McDermitt boys basketball squad came home to start its only home games of the year last weekend, taking on Carlin Friday, and then rival Owyhee on Saturday.  Continue this story
  • The Battle Mountain High School JV girls basketball team came away with two impressive home wins this past weekend.

    The Lady Longhorns beat West Wendover 43-10 on Friday afternoon. Battle Mountain jumped to an early lead with 16 points in the first quarter and West Wendover struggled to take care of the ball against the Battle Mountain press. The Lady Longhorns allowed just four points at halftime for a 22-4 lead.
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  • Want to learn more about illegal drug use in schools? The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Parental Drug Education Program at Grass Valley Elementary School for parents on Wednesday, March 21 from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m.
  • The following animals were recently picked up by animal control. 
  • The following individuals were granted divorces recently by the Humboldt County Clerk: 
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  • Man convicted by jury nearly a decade after arrest
    In a recent jury trial, Scott Whiffen was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance for sale, a category D felony, after being arrested in 2010 during a major crimes interdiction traffic stop on Interstate 80.

    Whiffen was scheduled for a jury trial in April 2011 for the charge but did not appear and the trial was vacated. Whiffen was picked up in Washoe County in August 2018, on a bench warrant issued on December 11, 2017, over six years after he failed to appear to his original trial date. 
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  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Union Township Justice Court and the Sixth Judicial District Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information. When requested by the individual, N4N will post the person’s mug shot with their court disposition.
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