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Father Of Elko Angel Murdered

Posted on 01 August 2014

A little girl who gave so generously of her own books to the children in the bomb shelters in Netivot, Israel lost her own father Wednesday in a senseless act of violence in Elko. 31-year-old Richard A. Lawson Jr. of Elko was found dead in his bedroom in the early morning hours Wednesday. Elko City Police  Lt. [...] Continue Reading

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Wendover Clubs Finish Fiscal Year In Black

Posted on 01 August 2014

  For only the second time since 2009 Wendover casinos posted an increase in total gaming win for the fiscal year according to last week’s report from the Nevada Gaming control Board. According to the report Wendover total gaming win for the 2013-14 fiscal year which ended June 30th was up 2.77 percent to $167.2 million. Still [...] Continue Reading

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Close Strippers Close Food Bank?

Posted on 01 August 2014

West Wendover Plaza owner Scott Bangerter is hoping for the best but not counting on it in this November’s election. “I really think it would be a longshot,” Bangerter said wistfully in an interview this week. Also the owner of the Southern X-posure strip club, the Plaza’s anchor tenant Southern X-posure has officially less than two years [...] Continue Reading

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Ely Shoshone Fandango Wows

Posted on 01 August 2014

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Local CAP Cadets Host Airplane Rally

Posted on 01 August 2014

Twenty-six aircraft participated in the Hayward Air Rally as it stopped in Wendover last Thursday.  The Wendover stop was the third for the Rally which ended in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Members of the 88th Bomber Squadron, Civil Air Patrol marshaled the aircraft as they landed.  Cadets assisted pilots and passengers prepare for the day in Wendover. On [...] Continue Reading

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We Are Not Moved

Posted on 01 August 2014

There are pictures and there are pictures and as newspapermen we know them all. We print them to inform and sometimes to move and outrage. Sometimes we print them with just a hint of cynicism. But there are pictures and there are pictures. The pictures now coming out of Gaza are pretty horrific. Nothing is worse than a dead [...] Continue Reading

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Firecracker 100 Nevada Northern Railway

Posted on 31 July 2014

Ely, Nevada-Smokin’ deals can be found on the Firecracker 100 Online Auction benefitting the Nevada Northern Railway, National Historic Landmark, est. 1905, in Ely, Nevada. Just go to the railroad website at www.nnry.com and click on the auction. There you will find 100 items, from its award-winning Polar Express to the opportunity to BE the Engineer [...] Continue Reading

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Local Girl Takes 2nd In MotoCross National Championships

Posted on 25 July 2014

  Wendover’s own Kaylee Willis took 2nd place the National Motosport Association championships this month in Norman Oklahoma this week. “We want to give a big thanks to everyone in the community  that helped with donations and also with the bake sale,” said father Steve. “We also want to thank Centerpoint GNC of Summerland and also Uncle [...] Continue Reading

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New School Back On After Creative Budget Cutting

Posted on 25 July 2014

  The on again off again new West Wendover Elementary School could be on again if the Elko County School Board approves cost cutting modifications in its next meeting, said District Superintendent Jeff Zander this week. “We made some changes to the plan that will bring it in under budget,” Zander said. This May based on recommendations from [...] Continue Reading

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Elko Girls Donate Books To Israelis, Pawn shop Owner Sends Wii’s To Beleaguered Children

Posted on 25 July 2014

  In an amazing display of the power of the internet and the power of compassion a collection of video game players and books will be heading from Elko to the beleaguered residents of southern Israel next month. “Guys. We are trying to arrange for some activities for families in Netivot. Basically they are living in public [...] Continue Reading

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Elko Man Arrested In Wendover Car Theft

Posted on 25 July 2014

  An Elko City man had a really bad Saturday night in Wendover and now sits in the Elko County Jail on one count of felony car theft and on count of drug paraphernalia. According to police reports the Tooele County, Utah Sheriff’s Department alerted West Wendover Police that a car reported stolen could be in Wendover. [...] Continue Reading

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Nevada Schools Worst In Nation, Elko Co. Schools Much Better Off

Posted on 25 July 2014

While Nevada as a whole ranked at the very bottom of an analysis of children’s well-being, Elko County is doing considerably better said School District Superintendent Jeff Zander. “The county is somewhere in the middle,” Zander said this week. “Most of the real bad results are coming from Clark County which still has a really high [...] Continue Reading

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