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Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:00 AM
After a presentation at the Pershing County Recreation Board meeting, Western States National bird dog competition organizer Bing Wesner was granted his request for $10,000. These funds will be used to increase the cash awards for the flusher and pointer dog events. 
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:00 AM
    Judge Shirley remembered Presley Ann Mitchell, 28, at an earlier point in her life. 
    “I remember when you were eleven or twelve years old,” he told the defendant. The Judge described a vivacious child racing towards a bright future.
    But, somewhere along the line, addiction grabbed the attractive young woman by the throat. She wore jailhouse stripes into the 11th Judicial Courtroom on Monday – to face charges of violating the terms of her probation.
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:00 AM
    The speed limit on Gate Road at the entry to Burning Man is 10 mph – a slow crawl after a long highway stretch. At another point, the speed limit drops to 5 mph. 
    Like many people who get arrested on the playa, Jessie William Houston drove over the speed limit at the entry gate. Burners say that going even one mph over the limit can result in stops followed by searches.
  • PCSD School Board explores school uniforms
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:00 AM
    The Pershing County School Board (PCSD) held its regular monthly meeting on Monday afternoon.
    The topic of school uniforms resurfaced. Board member James Evans put the matter on the agenda last month. At that meeting, several members agreed that students bully each other over clothing. Shayla Hudson said the teasing intensifies at certain times of the year, like ‘school picture day.’
  • Mark Twain in Unionville: A lesson learned
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:00 AM
    A ball of ice, rock, and dust sweeps across the heavens every several decades. Samuel Clemens came into the world in a Halley’s Comet year. Seventy-five years later an exhausted Mark Twain, as he then called himself, anticipated the comet’s return.
  • Industrial land offered for new jail
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:00 AM
    After more than two years of indecision on the project by the previous board, the current board of commissioners reached a verbal agreement on a low-cost location for the future law enforcement center. A vote on the new county jail site is scheduled for the next commission meeting on May 3.
  • New patrol cars cruise Lovelock city streets
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:00 AM
    New law enforcement vehicles cruising the streets of Lovelock have drawn good reviews from both his police officers and the public according to Police Chief Michael Mancebo. The 2017 Ford Interceptors should need less maintenance than the aging Ford Crown Victorias they have replaced, he said.
  • PCSD Wellness committee to review policies
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 AM
    Today about one in three schoolchildren are overweight or obese. Overweight kids tend to become overweight adults - and are at risk for a lifetime of chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease.
    The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 responded to the nutritional problems that plague K-12 students across the nation. It gave the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the authority to set nutritional standards for foods served in schools. It also authorized funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs.
  • Country Quilters donate quilt to senior class
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 AM
    Graduation is just weeks away. Soon Pershing County High School’s Class of 2017 will celebrate their once in a lifetime milestone. One annual celebration is different from most. It aims to keep the party goers safe and sober.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:00 AM
    WASHINGTON — In response to a request from Janice Kolvet, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Nevada, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Pershing County in Nevada as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a drought that occurred from Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Rye Patch truck stop approved
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:00 AM
    The defunct truck stop at Rye Patch will be replaced with a brand new truck stop after a special use permit was recently approved for the project by the Pershing County Regional Planning Commission. 
    The new gas station, truck stop, convenience store and restaurant will be just west of Interstate 80 and just south of State Route 401, the two-lane road to Rye Patch Reservoir. The new truck stop will be right across the freeway from the abandoned Burns Brothers truck stop on the east side of the interstate. 
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