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Breaking News: An Earth-Like Planet Was Just Found Orbiting the Nearest Star

Posted on 25 August 2016

By William Herkewitz, AUG 24, 2016 “THIS MAY BE A HISTORIC MOMENT.” The next star over has a planet that’s kinda like ours. Astronomers just discovered the closest possible Earth-like planet outside our solar system. It orbits our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri. The planet is warm enough for liquid water, is almost certainly rocky and terrestrial, and could [...] Continue Reading

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Nevada Attorney General Opposing Background Check Measure

Posted on 21 August 2016

Nevada State Attorney General Adam Laxalt says he’s opposing a background check initiative supported by gun control advocates on the November ballot. Laxalt came out Wednesday against Question 1, with a statement saying it would cost Nevada residents “time, money and freedom,” but wouldn’t keep guns out of the hands of criminals. The statement was issued [...] Continue Reading

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McQueary Named Interim District Attorney In Elko County

Posted on 21 August 2016

Elko County’s chief civil attorney has been selected to temporarily fill the vacancy left by the death of District Attorney Mark Torvinen. The county commission voted Wednesday to appoint Chief Civil DA Kristin McQueary to the post on an interim basis. The county coroner determined after Torvinen’s vehicle crashed into an urgent care clinic in Elko [...] Continue Reading

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Centennial Celebration at Great Basin This August 25th

Posted on 21 August 2016

Great Basin National Park is excited to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service and the First Light of the Great Basin Observatory with the telescope donated by the Niggli Family.  The celebration begins at 1:00pm. Arrive early and park at the Great Basin Visitor Center in Baker, NV and take the free shuttle. [...] Continue Reading

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New Updates On the Strawberry Fire and The Great Basin National Park

Posted on 21 August 2016

It is currently 4,657 acres and 94% contained. A Type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire at 6 a.m. on August 19, 2016. Baker Creek, Grey Cliffs and Lower Lehman Campground and the Lehman Caves Visitor Center remain open. Snake Creek Canyon reopened to the public at 3 p.m. on August 19, 2016. Cave tours and [...] Continue Reading

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USGS Awards $3.7 Million For ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System

Posted on 21 August 2016

The University of Nevada, Reno is one of six universities working with the U.S.Geological Survey to transition their ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system into a production system that would give communities a precious few seconds to take protective actions before severe shaking waves from an earthquake arrive. The USGS announced Monday the $3.7 million award to [...] Continue Reading

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Opinion: The Media’s Responsibility To Our Democracy

Posted on 21 August 2016

Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining about the media. But why should they have all the fun? I’m going to join in, though I tend to get upset about different things than most sitting politicians do. You see, I don’t actually mind when journalists — whether in print, on television or online — [...] Continue Reading

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Breaking News: Speed and Alcohol Claim The Life Of A Wendover Resident

Posted on 21 August 2016

Wednesday night, August 17th, at approximately 11:30 pm, local Wendover PD responded to a call of a crash near the Wendover airport. When the police officers arrived, they found a vehicle resting on its top. The driver was identified as Juan Carlos Gallo, 21 year old, from Wendover Utah. He was pronounced dead at the scene. While Juan was driving his vehicle [...] Continue Reading

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ENTERTAINMENT

Posted on 18 August 2016

Here are all the updates on the Entertainment in Northern Nevada, Wendover Concert Hall and Movies at the Cinemas, Ely Horse Races and Theatre, Jackpot’s  Cactus Pete, Elko Fair, Movies at the Cinemas and Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Continue Reading

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Updates On The Strawberry Fire

Posted on 17 August 2016

 New Update on The Park 8/21/16:  The Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, Bristlecone and Glacier Trails, Alpine Lakes Loop Trail and the trail to Wheeler Peak will open at 6:00am daily and close at dusk each evening. Weakened trees, loose and rolling material, undetected stump holes, and still-burning material from the recent fire activity can be pose a [...] Continue Reading

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Braking News: Today Aug.17th, Funeral Procession In Las Vegas To Escort The Fallen Firefighter’s Body To The Airport

Posted on 17 August 2016

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clark County, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and a variety of other local agencies will pay their respects to a fellow fallen firefighter by providing an escort to the airport. Justin Beebe, a [...] Continue Reading

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Maer Wilson, Award Winning Author Discussion And Book Signing In Henderson, Saturday, August 27

Posted on 17 August 2016

Award-winning local author Maer Wilson will attend a discussion and book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Henderson on Saturday, August 27, from 1 -3 PM. She is celebrating the release of her new memoir The Other Side of Philip K. Dick. The story tells about her ten-year friendship with the science fiction author behind Blade Runner, Total [...] Continue Reading

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