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“Pinto Fire” in Eureka and White Pine County Mostly Contained

Posted on 25 July 2016

The fire that approximately burned 1,912-acre in Eureka and White Pine counties, is now 80-percent contained.  Full containment is expected by Tuesday evening, July 26, said a BLM official. The fire is burning in priority sage grouse habitat, consuming pinion-juniper, brush and grasses.  There is no threat to private property.  Firefighters are implementing a full-suppression strategy, [...] Continue Reading

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Attempted Murder, Battery, Drugs, New String of Burglaries

Posted on 24 July 2016

New Domestic Battery, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs…says Lt. Don Leninger  Also Attempted Murder, Embezzlement, String of Burglaries, around Elko Brooke Andrew 33, Provo Utah, Driving Under the Influence On July 13, 2016 officers observed a vehicle driving without headlamps turned on after dark. A traffic stop was conducted and Brooke was identified as the driver. Through interviews the officers began to [...] Continue Reading

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Judge Order Most Documents In Bundy Case To Stay Sealed

Posted on 24 July 2016

A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas cited prosecutors’ concerns about threats of violence in a ruling that keeps many documents secret in the Nevada criminal case involving rancher Cliven Bundy and a 2014 armed standoff with government agents. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen said she found a “credible risk” that public disclosure of documents turned [...] Continue Reading

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Oasis Fire Now Contained

Posted on 24 July 2016

The National Interagency Fire Center reports the Wally Fire is fully contained as of July 20, 2016. It burned 1762 acres. Just Tuesday, Firefighters were reporting 75 percent containment of a 2.5-square-mile wildfire that officials say may have been sparked by a vehicle on Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Chris [...] Continue Reading

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BLM Extend Comment Period On Nevada Race Through Monument

Posted on 24 July 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is extending the public comment period on a proposal to run part of an off-road desert race through a new national monument in Nevada amid complaints the agency rigged the process to approve the route over the objections of conservationists. The agency has extended the deadline from July 31 to [...] Continue Reading

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Dead Woman Found Near Lake Mead Murder

Posted on 24 July 2016

The body of a woman who was found at Boulder Beach, in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area,  Monday July 18th, at about about 8 a.m. was declared an homicide. Her body was found with multiple stab wounds and cuts. Parks spokeswoman Christie Vanover said the investigation on last Monday shut down the middle section [...] Continue Reading

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Former Marine Gets 25 Years For Oil Fraud Scheme

Posted on 24 July 2016

Federal authorities say a former Marine has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for a multimillion dollar Nigerian oil fraud scheme. The Justice Department said Tuesday that 65-year-old Anton Paul Drago was convicted in March of wire fraud, failing to file a federal income tax return, lying to federal agents, theft of government funds [...] Continue Reading

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One Dead In Eureka County Crash

Posted on 24 July 2016

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Eureka County on Thursday. Sergeant Alex Perez say that a driver was traveling south on State Route 278, near mile marker 76 when he collided with a truck towing a manufactured house and crashed down an embankment. NHP troopers say 52-year-old Scott E. Floyd [...] Continue Reading

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Opinion

Posted on 24 July 2016

Where the Election Stands The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s a good time to step back and assess this year’s election. Which carries bad news for both parties. The Republicans face a steep electoral challenge. If Hillary Clinton [...] Continue Reading

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Geri Wopschall Around the County

Posted on 22 July 2016

Philosopher Camus wrote “Always go too far, because that’s where you will find the truth.” Nobody grows old  merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles your soul. White Pine County Commission Meeting July 13, 2016   Burton Hilton, County Assessor, informed [...] Continue Reading

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Utah Shakespeare Festival /and Entertainment at a glance

Posted on 22 July 2016

The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently opened five plays, three greenshows, and a new theatre; but the excitement continues. Two more plays are set to open over the next three weeks as the Festival christens the new Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre. William Shakespeare’s political masterpiece Julius Caesar previews July 29 and opens July 30. The [...] Continue Reading

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Arrests For Drugs, Burglaries, Child Abuse or Neglect

Posted on 17 July 2016

On July 7, WWPD responded to the Montego Bay Hotel/Casino call about an unwanted guest. The officers identified Brittany Wailes, and warned her to not return or else she would face trespass charges. But she returned, and the Casino security wanted to pursue charges. During their interview with Brittany the officers began to suspect that [...] Continue Reading

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