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Brutal Winds Toss Semis, Snap Power Lines, Tear Buildings In Massive Great Basin Spring Storm

Posted on 16 April 2015

High winds were the culprits in power failures, phone and internet outages and thousands of dollars in moderate damages and road closures Tuesday throughout much of northeastern Nevada and eastern Utah. Part and parcel of an early spring storm the winds swept across the region with gust measured around 60 to 70 miles per hour. While [...] Continue Reading

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Montego Bay Bandit Tony Vera Avoids Life, Could Be Out In 3 Years

Posted on 16 April 2015

Montego Bay bandit Tony Vera avoided a life sentence and could leave prison in as little as three years ruled Elko District Judge Al Kacin Monday. Kacin sentenced Vera to eight years in prison for his part in the Montego Bay robbery a year ago. Vera was set to be sentenced on January 13 in plea bargain [...] Continue Reading

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Celtic Bank Okays Bid, Steve Perry New Owner Of Rusty Palms

Posted on 16 April 2015

  The Rusty Palms has a new owner. Two weeks after he won the auction for the defunct resort Celtic Bank approved former Wendover, Utah Mayor’s Steve Perry $450,000 bid for the defunct resort Perry’s winning bid was less than double the $250,000 opening call. According to the rules of the auction the bid must be approved by [...] Continue Reading

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Opinion

To The Men Who Keep Things Going

Posted on 16 April 2015

This week we were reminded that for all our mastery of the elements and our impressive ,at least to us, technology we all live only with the forbearance of nature. It is not a nice thing to ponder that an earth quake here or a tsunami there we might be the victims in someone else’s news [...] Continue Reading

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WWHS Student Anthony Arteag Meets Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

Posted on 16 April 2015

  WWHS student Anthony Arteaga met with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and members of the Nevada Legislature, Monday, as part of the schools Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program. Arteaga  traveled with JAG Specialist Lysette Perez to represent WWHS at the state capital. For a majority of the JAG students, visiting the capital was a first time [...] Continue Reading

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Public Notices

West Wendover Recreation District Vacated Board Position

Posted on 16 April 2015

NOTICE The West Wendover Recreation District will be accepting names for a vacated board member position. The position will run until December 31, 2016. Interested parties must be a registered voter and resident of West Wendover and should provide written notice (in the form of a letter) to be delivered to the West Wendover Recreation District, [...] Continue Reading

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Long Canyon Mine Clears Final Hurdle

Posted on 12 April 2015

  The long anticipated Long Canyon Mine project cleared its final hurdle to begin construction with Bureau of Land Management issuing its Record of Decision this week. According to a The Bureau of Land Management press release  (BLM), the Wells Field Office of the Elko District issued the Record of Decision for Newmont Mining Corporation’s Long Canyon [...] Continue Reading

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Montego Bay Bandit Tony Vera Faces Life In Prison

Posted on 12 April 2015

Montego Bay bandit Tony Vera will be sentenced next week to possibly life in prison in Elko District Court. Vera was set to be sentenced on January 13 in plea bargain arranged by his attorney Gary Woodbury and Elko County District Attorney Mark Torvinen. According to Woodbury, Vera, would have pleaded guilty to one count of [...] Continue Reading

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Pot Heads Threaten West Wendover Police Officers

Posted on 12 April 2015

  A Utah couple was arrested Monday after allegedly threatening police who had been called by Nugget Casino Security to take them off property According to West Wendover Police reports Lewis Swafford and Samantha Burgener both 24 and both of Sandy, Utah were detained by Wendover Nugget hotel/casino security and asked to leave the property for an [...] Continue Reading

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WWES School Bids All Come In Under Budget

Posted on 12 April 2015

  Just in time for the new gold mine all the bids for the scaled down version of the new West Wendover Elementary School came in under budget announced Superintendent Jeff Zander. This january The Elko County School Board once again voted to put the new estimated $30,000 million  West Wendover Elementary school project out to bid [...] Continue Reading

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Easter Snow

Posted on 12 April 2015

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Opinion

Likable Scoundrals

Posted on 12 April 2015

The one time we talked with Tony Vera backlash year we liked him. Sure we wouldn’t trust him with our wallet or our wife but we liked him. Kind of similar to how we felt about Bill Clinton. There are people like that personable rogues for whom we can only smile and shake our heads. We are shaking our [...] Continue Reading

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