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Air Service Bill

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

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Senator Pete Goicoechea and assemblyman John Ellison working to get pass more hearings, and different houses passed for the Nevada Senate Airline Bill SB363 (BDR 18-92). Advanced to the Senate Revenue and Finance Committee. Now it is due to go to a hearing to this committee, for 2 Million grant approval. (photos H. D. Advocate archives)

The Nevada Senate Airline Bill [SB363 (BDR 18-92)]was declared exempted. It means that if it doesn’t meet the deadline of passing by April 25th, it will not die.

But not everything is won yet. It passed, two weeks ago, the first hearing with flying colors, with both sides of the aisle approving it, and voting yes.

It survived the latest legislative deadline, and advanced to the Senate Revenue and Finance Committee, on the 17th. It didn’t have an hearing yet with the Finance Committee.  After it passes the hearing, it will need to go to  the Assembly. And if it were any differences between the Senate and the Assembly, they would have to be resolved, before it goes in front of the Governor.

“Senator Pete Goicoechea worked hard and did a terrific job” said Ellison last week. It is now out of the Committee, and it is due to go to the Finance hearing. A lot of bills went to Finance, and some fell. It passed this major step and is due for more steps.

Nevada Senate Bill SB363 (BDR 18-92), will help, with 2 million dollars grant, to  connect Nevada Rural Airports and Airlines. It could include Wendover, on to Elko, Reno, Oregon, and back. In the West Wendover city council meeting of April 4th, Mayor Daniel Corona and city Manager Chris Melville, were asking themselves if they should support the bill, as they had the impression after reading the fine print, that the City of Elko was now talking only about Elko City and purposely omitting to include the town of Wendover.

Assemblyman John Ellison said la few weeks ago, that it might slow the process if city names are added at the last minute. Ellison said that even the town of Elko was missing in the bill, and that Elko Mayor’s Chris Johnson called about it.  But Assemblyman Ellison said that the names of the Cities of Elko, West Wendover, and other cities missing in the bill could be added after it passes and goes in front of the House of Representatives.

Assemblyman John Ellison and Senator Pete Goicoechea are the ones who originally put the bill together, and they had fully intended to include Wendover if possible. Mayor Daniel Corona and city Manager Chris Melville talked to Senator Goicoechea a few weeks ago, who said that “they worked it out”. The High Desert Advocate contacted then Mayor Corona to understand the meaning of this statement. The facts are that they did came to an understanding. That originally, airports of General Aviation were not part of the Bill because they usually  have only personal airplanes, and don’t have a TSA in place. The Wendover airport is an airport of General Aviation because it doesn’t have commercial airplanes, but the Wendover airport has Charters for the local casinos and do has a TSA in place, so Wendover in fact could be the exception and be included in the bill.

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Drug Bust In Wendover

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

Madel Rocio Cecena-Gonzalez of West Wendover, arrested for dealing Methamphetamine

Madel Rocio Cecena-Gonzalez of West Wendover, arrested for dealing Methamphetamine(Photo credit Elko Sheriff Office).

On April 13, 2017, Officers from the West Wendover Police Department with the Division of Parole and Probation, and Elko Combined Narcotics Unit, arrested Madel Rocio Cecena-Gonzalez, a 45 year old women residing in West Wendover. Probation Officers had received reports that Gonzalez was dealing controlled substances from her home and in possession of contraband in violation of her court ordered probation.    A Division Probation Officer located Gonzalez at her home and conducted a home compliance visit. The West Wendover Police Department K-9 unit, a West Wendover officer and his K-9 Jessie was requested to assist in the home visit resulting in the seizure of a few bags of drugs, totaling 3.65 ounces Methamphetamine.

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West Wendover Police K9 Jezzie helped his West Wendover officer and trainer to find 3.65 ounces of Methamphetamine at the home of Madel Rocio Cecena-Gonzalez of West Wendover, last Thursday. This lead to her arrest (Photo credit West Wendover Police Dpt.).

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Newmont Notes

Posted on 23 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

Wendover and Wells fourth graders catch “Gold Fever”

Recently, we hosted Wells and Wendover 4th Graders at our annual Gold Fever event The students learned about historic prospecting, modern mining, the uses of gold, and career opportunities in the mining industry. They watched the film “Gold Fever” and had fun completing a mineral identification activity with mine employees.

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Montello Flood Damage Report In Pictures

Posted on 23 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

The waters have receded but a lot is left to do the repairs.

(Photos credit Janell Green)

The waters have receded but a lot is left to do the repairs. (Photos credit Janell Green)

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Photo credit Janell Green.

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Photo credit Janell Green.

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Opinion

Posted on 23 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

Would The Kind People Please Stand Up?

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Dr. Glenn Mollette

I’m missing people.

      In recent years I have eulogized my wife’s father’s funeral as well as her mother’s funeral this past January. This weekend I will do the funeral service for my mother-in law-from my first marriage. My first wife died in 2002.

     My mother and father have passed on, along with all of my aunts and uncles, with the exception of one living aunt -Lucille. This reminds me that I hope to see her at the family reunion in May.    Recently my sister’s daughter who lived beside my Kentucky home passed, after a lifelong battle with diabetes, at the age of 53.

      One of my dear friends died a couple of years ago from cancer and another dear friend is apparently suffering from dementia and unable to communicate much anymore. I miss laughing with these guys. I keep trying to make new friends. However it seems like my old friends are dying off quicker than I can make new friends.

      I miss my childhood pastor who used to brag on me and always had a good word. I missed an old paper editor who brought me into the fold and mentored my writing. Of course they are both dead now.

      I miss my high school basketball coach who was a star player himself. He was so gifted at cussing us out at halftime and telling us everything we had done with the basketball except actually playing with it. He also knew how to extend a compliment, encourage and point out the good that he saw in others and me. I miss that guy.

      When I go to my old home church the people I see now are a handful of people who are about my age. There is the exception of Mug and Ilene. They seemed like old people when I was a kid and the last time I was in church on a Wednesday night they were there in attendance. Ilene used to pick me up for church and Mug did some nice things for me as well. I hope I see them for a long, long time.

      And then there is Miss Southard. I was her pastor fifteen years ago. My wife and I go to see her ever couple of months. She is filled with vigor and personality. At the age of 95 she still drives, gardens and greets at church. She is independent and has lived in her home for the last fifty or so years. She is filled with gladness and kindness. She never misses a beat to embrace us. Love us and say good things to us both.

      We were driving from Baltimore, Maryland to Charleston, West Virginia today and we were somewhat amazed by our drive. One guy made a point of pulling in front of us and slamming on his brakes. I guess we hadn’t been driving fast enough in the fast lane for him but 76 mph was more than we should have been going. Another guy was coming up the exit ramp and I couldn’t pull over to give him all the room he wanted so he just started honking and giving me the finger. This reminded me of my five mile stretch of highway that I drive a lot in Indiana where I get the finger a couple of times a week from our kind motorists in our beloved Hoosier state.

      Sadly kindness is just not in vogue today it seems and I don’t like it. I still can’t believe that elected political people did not have the decency and human kindness to stand up for the widow of slain Navy Seal Carryn Owens at President Trump’s address to Congress on February 28. Regardless of your politics and however you view Trump’s reasoning there should be respect for the slain Navy Seal, Ryan Owens, his widow  Carryn Owens and all those who serve and have served.

      A lot of leadership people today are teaching us how to act and live. More and more it’s all about trash talk, rude comments and crude behavior toward others. If we want kids across America to show some respect to each other and demonstrate kindness to others then it must be jumpstarted anew and afresh by the big people who are seen and heard throughout our country.

      I miss a lot of people from days of old who have passed on. I am especially missing those who knew and understood kindness and how to treat others. So is most of America. I know there are millions of kind people still in America. They just need to stand up.

By Dr. Glenn MolletteGlenn Mollette is a syndicated columnist and author of eleven books. He is read in all fifty states.

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AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Northern Nevada

Posted on 23 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

American Pickers, from the show on the History Channel, are planning to come and film the antiques hiding away in someone garage.

American Pickers, from the show on the History Channel, are planning to come and film the antiques hiding away in someone garage.

  We talk to Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team and they sounded excited to return to NEVADA. They told us that they plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in Spring 2017, and possibly in the small communities of Northern Nevada like Wendover, Carlin, Elko, Wells, Ely, McGill, Lund and more… The hosts are looking for people in this area with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.  Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public will be considered.

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About the show:

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:

americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST(855-653-7878).

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Mayor’s Youth Award for WWHS and WWES

Posted on 23 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

Front row from left: Councilwoman Jasie Holm, Youth Award recipient Fatima Chihuahua, Councilman Nick Flores Back rowfrom left: Mayor Daniel Corona, Jerry Anderson, Izzy Gutierrez, John Hanson, (Photo High Desert Advocate)

Front row from left: Councilwoman Jasie Holm, Youth Award recipient Fatima Chihuahua, Councilman Nick Flores. Back row from left: Mayor Daniel Corona, Jerry Anderson, Izzy Gutierrez, John Hanson (Photo High Desert Advocate).

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Front row: Youth Award recipients Jonathan, David, and Xavier. Back row from left: Councilman Izzy Gutierrez, Councilwoman Jasie Holm, Mayor Daniel Corona, Councilmen Jerry Anderson, John Hanson, and Nick Flores (Photo credit children’s mother)

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Last Tuesday, April 18th, three brothers, David, Xavier, and Jonathan, were nominated by their Art Teacher, Miss McCall Hasquet of the West Wendover Elementary School for the Mayor’s Youth Award. (Photo credit the children’s mother).

Last Tuesday, April 18th, three brothers, David, Xavier, and Jonathan, were nominated by their Art Teacher, Miss McCall Hasquet of the West Wendover Elementary School for the Mayor’s Youth Award.

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S.T.E.M. Event Success At The Wendover Library

Posted on 23 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

By Kelly Eveleth

Families enjoyed learning about solar and wind power at the W. Wendover Branch Public Library S.T.E.M. Skills event. S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering & Math. Our next exciting event will be Tues. Apr. 25th. This is a free program provided by the Elko-Eureka-Lander County Library System and facilitated by Kelly Eveleth, Sarah Byerley, Michael Ashleman, and Chris LaPlante.

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Wendover Cats Win 57-41 //Wendover Track and Field

Posted on 23 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

By Jim Trammell

Basketball:  Wendover High won 57-41 against West Wendover on Saturday with the help of Keyshawn Rodriguez, who scored 16 points. Claiming a 23-17 lead at the half, Wildcats Junior High pulled ahead early in the game. Rodriguez shot well from the field, making 67% (6-for-9) of shots attempted as well as 60% (3-for-5) of threes attempted. Two other players also scored in the double digits for Wendover High. Pedro Alvarez had 16 points and Jaime Montalvo racked up 11 points. Also contributing for Wendover High were Juan Cornejo (5 points), Easton Tangaro (5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal), Francisco Rivera (2 points), and Orlando Alvarez (2 points). Wendover High finished the game with 32 rebounds (14 offensive / 18 defensive) and one steal. Pedro Alvarez and Jamie Montalvo tournament Co. MVP.

Track and Field:

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WENDOVER TRACK & BASKETBALL

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ENTERTAINMENT

Posted on 14 April 2017 by Howard Copelan

Here are all the updates on the Entertainment in Northern Nevada, Wendover Concert Hall and Movies at the Cinemas, Ely Theatre, Ely Happenings, Jackpot’s  Cactus Pete…

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