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Semi Hazmat Spill Closes I-80 Between Wells & Elko

Posted on 20 October 2017 by Howard Copelan

Thursday October 19th, 2017, Update:

I-80 OPEN from Elko to Wells. Near crash site, traffic diverted to one lane. Expect delays through that area.

Wednesday October 18th, 2017:

Lt. Wurster from Nevada Highway Patrol said I-80 Closed at the mile marker 323 in both directions. It seems that the driver of a semi truck fell asleep at the wheel going West on I-80, drifted through the median lane/middle of the road, and his trailer’s tailturned over. The trailer was containing “amonium bisulfate”, also known as ammonium hydrogen sulfate,  a white, crystalline solid. It is the product of the half-neutralization of sulfuric acid by ammonia. HazMat stand for hazardous materials and items. So not only the hiway was closed because of the turned trailer, but mostly because a Hazmat cleaning crew was called in. Wurster said that no one got injured due to this accident.

NDOT closed I-80 in both directions between Elko and Wells due to that crash and the hazmat spill.

By 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, the road was still closed as the clean up crew was still at work.

Lt. Wurster was hoping the roadway could reopen by late Wednesday night, or Thursday morning, but nothing was sure yet.

Nevada Highway Patrol says drivers can use State Route 229 (Secret Pass) as an alternative route. New alternate route–Carlin-SR278 to Eureka, Eureka to Ely US50, Ely to Wells US93.

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Tribal Cmmunities Invited to Summit on Sustaining Water Resources and Agriculture

Posted on 11 October 2017 by Howard Copelan

The Native Waters on Arid Lands Project helps tribal communities in the Great Basin and American Southwest adapt to climate change and build resiliency for their water resources and agriculture.(photo credit University of Nevada, Reno)

On Nov. 13, in Reno, tribal high-school youth will have a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, such as extracting DNA from a banana and hiking through the Truckee Meadows to see how water has shaped the area. The activities are all part of the Native Waters on Arid Lands Youth Day, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., presented by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension to teach tribal youth in the Great Basin and American Southwest about agriculture, water resources and changes in climate.

The Youth Day is a new event that has been added to the annual Native Waters on Arid Lands Tribal Summit, now in its third year, being presented this year Nov. 15-16 in Sparks, Nevada. The Summit is part of the Native Waters on Arid Lands Project, which helps tribal communities in the Great Basin and American Southwest adapt to changes in climate, with a focus on water resources and agriculture.

“Through the Native Waters on Arid Lands Project, we’re partnering with Native American tribes in the region to identify challenges and opportunities for sustaining water resources and strengthening tribal economies in the face of climate change,” said Loretta Singletary of University of Nevada, Reno, co-project director for the Native Waters on Arid Lands Project, which is organizing the annual educational events as part of its broader integrated research and Extension outreach initiative. 

The Youth Day is at the Desert Research Institute, a partner in the project, 2215 Raggio Parkway in Reno. For more information about this educational event, contact Meghan Collins, meghan.collins@dri.edu. 

The Native Waters on Arid Lands Tribal Summit will be held at the Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave. in Sparks. The cost is $250 before Oct. 28 and $300 beginning Oct. 29 and covers meals and refreshments. 

Session topics for the Summit include:

  • Native Waters on Arid Lands research updates
  • Ground-Surface water
  • Traditional knowledge and ecology
  • Economics and water
  • Tribal ranching and conservation practices
  • Tribal Education Forum

The Native Waters on Arid Lands Youth Day and Tribal Summit are funded by a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture – Agriculture Food Research Initiative. The Native Waters on Arid Lands Project was one of five integrated research and Extension projects nationwide selected for USDA funding.

Partners in the project include University of Nevada, Reno; The University of Arizona; First Americans Land-Grant Consortium; Utah State University; Desert Research Institute; Ohio University; United States Geological Survey; and the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program in Nevada and Arizona. Co-project directors include Singletary, along with Staci Emm of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; Maureen McCarthy of University of Nevada, Reno; John Phillips of First Americans Land-Grant Consortium; Bonnie Colby, Karletta Chief and Trent Teegerstrom of The University of Arizona; Kynda Curtis and Eric Edwards of Utah State University; Mike Dettinger of United States Geological Survey; Derek Kauneckis of Ohio University; and Beverly Ramsey of Desert Research Institute. 

For more information or to register for the summit, visit http://nativewaters-aridlands.com/, or contact Extension Educator Staci Emm, emms@unce.unr.edu or 775-945-3444, ext. 10, or Summit Organizer Vicki Hebb, vicki.hebb@indianaglink.com or 605-222-2062.

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Elko Bomb Threat Suspect From Spring Creek

Posted on 10 October 2017 by Howard Copelan

 

Casey Overacker, 34 year old from Spring Creek, arrested for Elko bomb threat.

Police arrested a Spring Creek man they believe carried out the most recent telephone bomb threat that forced evacuation of the Elko County Courthouse. Sheriff Jim Pitts said 34-year-old Casey Overacker was taken into custody this week after an investigation that included use of new technology. Overacker is being held on just over 20-thousand-dollars bail at the Elko County Jail.

Bail set at $22,412.

 

Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts

Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts says that if Overacker get convicted, he, the sheriff, hope he can go in front of the judge and  submit the cost that this incident entailed for Overacker to pay on top of the bail: all the lost time for all the county courthouse employees, the cost of all the manpower from the Elko County Sheriff department and the Elko County Fire department, as this was a very costly crime for the county.

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59 dead and 527 injured in shooting on Las Vegas Strip/with updates through Tuesday evening

Posted on 02 October 2017 by Howard Copelan

The gunman in the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on October 2, 2017, has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday morning.

More than 59 people were killed and at least 527 others injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said.

64-year-old Stephen Paddock

Posted October 2nd, updated October 3rd:

Police released the updated death toll in the early morning hours after a horrific night of violence that turned a concert into a scene of carnage. Though initial reports put the death toll at 20, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police tweeted later that at least 50 were dead. But the death toll as now raised to 59 dead and from 400 to 527 injured in hospitals, with twelve in critical conditions.

Police said the suspect, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a resident of Mesquite, Nev., was killed after a SWAT team burst into the hotel room from which he was firing at the crowd.

This Blood Drive will help the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, as the hospitals are in very big need of blood.

“Right now we believe it’s a solo act, a lone wolf attacker,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. “We are pretty confident there is no longer a threat.” The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is a joint city-county force headed by the sheriff.

Authorities said the gunman appeared to have begun firing at 10:08 p.m. from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel toward the concert venue across the street.

Officers entered the room and engaged the suspect and “he is dead, currently,” Lombardo said, adding that authorities have no evidence of a motive. “We don’t know what his belief system was at this time.”

Police said they have succeeded in locating a woman, identified as Marilou Danley, who was believed to be traveling with Paddock and is listed as living at his address in Mesquite, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. “We are confident we have located the female person of interest,” the department said on Twitter.

Mesquite Police Officer Quinn Averett, a spokesman for the department, said about 10 Mesquite officers were at the home early Monday morning, holding a perimeter.

Authorities found several firearms in the suspect’s hotel room, Lombardo said.

One of the dead is an off-duty police officer who was attending the concert, Lombardo said. Several other officers from Nevada and California, both on and off duty, were wounded by gunfire, officials said.

“A tragic and heinous act of violence has shaken the Nevada family,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said on Twitter. “Our prayers are with the victims and all affected by this act of cowardice.”

President Trump tweeted his “warmest condolences and sympathies” to the victims and their families.

University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the hospital was treating “many patients” with gunshot wounds in the wake of the shooting. There were so many that citizens were arriving at the emergency room with gunshot victims loaded into their cars, local media reported.

The Clark County Fire Department estimated that approximately 406 people were transported to area hospitals.

Authorities established a command post and triage center, and shut down parts of the Strip in the hours after the shooting. Hotel guests blocked from returning to their hotels were shuttled to a center equipped with metal detectors.

Police initially investigated reports of a “suspicious device” down the street, outside the Luxor Hotel, but said later there appeared to be no explosive devices related to the incident, other than that used by the SWAT team breaching the room where the suspect was.

When the shooting started the country music festival was underway across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Mandalay Bay. The Jason Aldean performance was underway when a sudden gunfire shots errupted.

Some witnesses say the shots appeared to be coming from an upper floor of the hotel. Dozens of people dropped to the ground, screaming, while others ran, some in pairs or in groups with their arms linked.

The shooting went on for more than 30 seconds before the music stopped, and another burst was heard later.

“Get down, stay down,” one woman shouted. “Let’s go,” another voice said. Another wave of gunshots followed soon after.

Aldean was quickly pulled off stage, and soon after the band was brought off as well.

Two men near Mandalay Bay said they heard someone in a helicopter with a bullhorn yelling, “Go! Go! Go!” as the incident unfolded. Others said they saw police and SWAT teams streaming into the hotel.

Aldean, who was into his fourth or fifth song when the shooting began. The crowd began to stampede.

Alarm spread up and down the Strip as news of the shootings spread.

Everyone just took off running from the White Castle and the hotel” said a witness. “Employees and customers went downstairs to hide in the break room. We were here now, 15 of us, with customers. We were safe but we did not know what was happening.”

The entire area was put on lockdown.

Several off-duty Bakersfield police officers were attending the concert when the gunfire began, officials said. Bakersfield Police Lt. Jeff Burdick said they were not in a position to return fire.

One Bakersfield officer was wounded the gunfire and was taken to a hospital for treatment, but is expected to survive, Burdick said.

“Our officers were actually attending the concert as civilians,” Burdick said, adding that the agency has accounted for every officer known to be there.

Officials at McCarran International Airport reported that some flights were diverted in the immediate aftermath of the shootings. “Expect delays,” the airport said on Twitter.

Hospital personnel across Las Vegas were paged to work, local media reported.

Parts of Interstate 15 near the Strip were also shut down, and hotel guests across the city were being ordered to shelter in place. The freeway reopened later, but off ramps near the Strip remained closed through much of the night.

The shooter prepared well in advance, made a transfer of $100k to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, were is girlfriend is from, set up cameras at his hotel room to see possible people coming to his room, and he had devices attached to 12 weapons allowing semiautomatic rifles to mimic fully automatic gunfire.

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New Grease Monkey Grand Opening

Posted on 28 September 2017 by Howard Copelan

L to R: Raised in Wendover, Robert and Mike Spillman, here at their new business Grease Monkey and Monkey Shine before the grand Opening this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (photo credit High Desert Advocate)

    The Spillman family is a Wendover family for more than sixty one years. Mike, Robert and Richard, the three brothers invested in the new “Grease Monkey” business are only three out of four brothers, and out of eleven children, with seven sisters, four still leaving in Wendover. Their parents arrived in Wendover in 1956, moving from Nebraska. The father worked at the potash plant and the mother besides raising with her husband eleven children, from which eight were born here in Wendover, also worked at the post office, and at the port of entry. All four brothers when younger, worked with Ray Crawford at his garage, and remember him foundly.

    The three brothers decided to go into business about three years ago, said Mike. They bought the land a little over a year ago, from the old police station site, and cleared the concrete this past January 2017. They started construction with “Ascent” company, with the ground breaking this past March. The new business who opened a short month ago on August 28th, and they now are having they grand opening these three coming days of Thursday, Friday and Saturday with specials.  

    Mike and Robert said that they are planning on opening other businesses in the rest of the lot that they own, in the future, but didn’t tell which kind yet.

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West Wendover High School HOME COMING SCHEDULE

Posted on 25 September 2017 by Howard Copelan

 

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WREC COMMUNITY RALLY AND HOMECOMING BBQ

Posted on 25 September 2017 by Howard Copelan

WREC COMMUNITY RALLY AND

HOMECOMING BBQ, Sponsored By Wells Rural Electric Co.

WEST WENDOVER HIGH SCHOOL

Monday, September 25th 6:30 p.m.

Come Join us at the WestWendover

Jr/Sr High Homecoming BBQ

at the West Wendover High Football field

Completely FREE Event!!

Booster Club will have Wolverine Apparel for purchase

Fun for the entire family!

Bounce houses, Food & entertainment

 

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Newmont Nevada Community Report

Posted on 25 September 2017 by Howard Copelan

OVERVIEW

Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont) is a leading gold and copper producer. Founded in 1921, the Company has approximately 20,000 employees and contractors who work at operations and advanced development projects in ve countries around the world. Newmont’s purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. Our presence in a community can span decades, from early exploration to constructing a mine, extracting and processing minerals, and ultimately closing the mine and reclaiming the land. Throughout the mine lifecycle, we strive to serve as a catalyst for local economic development through transparent and respectful stakeholder engagement and as responsible stewards of the environment.

Over 350 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT RECIPIENTS SUPPORTED

Ag in the Classroom
Agape Hospice and Palliative Care American Cancer Society American Red Cross
Animal House Rescue
Assembly of God
AVA Operating Costs
Battle Born Hunters Association Battle Born Wrestling Academy Battle Mountain Band
Battle Mountain Burners
Battle Mountain Chamber of

Commerce In-Kind
Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce Battle Mountain Church of Christ
Battle Mountain Family Resource

Center
Battle Mountain Family Resource

Center
Battle Mountain First Baptist Church Battle Mountain Foursquare Church-

Youth Group
Battle Mountain General Hospital

Health Fair
Battle Mountain High School-

Agriculture Education Program Battle Mountain Junior Rodeo Battle Mountain Little League Battle Mountain Senior Center Battle Mountain Volunteer Fire

Department
Battle Mountain Youth Football League Battle Mountsain Stock Car Racing Bikers Against Child Abuse
Board of Regents System of Higher

Education
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club
California Trail Center Foundation-

Heritage Festival
Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Chapel
Carlin American Legion Post 32 Carlin Combined Schools
Carlin First Baptist Church
Carlin Friends of the Library
Carlin Kids Club
Carlin Sacred Heart Church
Carlin Schools Sports Programs-Elko Carlin Senior Center
Carlin Volunteer Fire Dept.
Casey Sauers Memorial Scholarship Children’s Cabinet
Christ Community Church
Christ Lutheran Preschool
City of Carlin
City of Elko Parks and Recreaction City of Wells
Committee Against Domestic Violence Communities in Schools
Community Foundation of Elko County Comstock Foundation for History and

Culture
Court Appointed Special Advocates Court Improvement Counsel Cowboy’s Rest Christian Camp Creative Kids Co-op
Cross 7 Productions
CTGR Pow Wow Committee
D3 Church
Denio Community
Denio Community Club Annual BBQ Downtown Business Association Drug Free Graduation Party
Ducks Unlimited
Early Childhood Special Education Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition EHS Class of 2016 Grad Party
Elite Basketball
Elko 4th of July Fireworks
Elko American Legion Post #7
Elko Anaconda Swim Team
Elko Archery Club
Elko Area Chamber of Commerce Elko Band Council Elder Program

Elko Band Head Start
Elko Bighorns Unlimited
Elko Cancer Network
Elko Central Dispatch Administrative

Authority
Elko Chapter of RPEN in kind
Elko Community Concerts Association Elko Convention and Visitors Authority Elko County 4-H Program
Elko County Art Club
Elko County Fair Board
Elko County Fire Protection District Elko County Girls Softball
Elko County Juvenile Probation
Elko County Library-Children’s

Department
Elko County Republican Party
Elko County School District
Elko County Science Fair
Elko County Sheriffs Cadet Program Elko County Sheriffs Cops & Burgers Elko Ducks Unlimited
Elko Euzkaldunak Club
Elko Fire Fighter’s Association
Elko Friends of the NRA
Elko Fun Factory
Elko Grammer School #2 PTA
Elko High School Rodeo Club
Elko High School Wrestling Program Elko Hockey Association
Elko Igloo
Elko Institute for Academic

Achievement
Elko Institute for Academic

Achievement in kind
Elko Junior Football League Elko Juvenile Probation (W.A.I.T.

Program)
Elko Little League
Elko Little League Baseball
Elko Men’s League
Elko Senior Activity Programs, Inc. Elko Senior Center
Elko Senior Olympic Games
Elko Swim Team
Elko Volunteer Fire Dept.-Lee Engine

Company
Environmental Learning for Kids Eureka Conservation District
Eureka County Juvenile Probation Eureka relay for Life/American Cancer

Society
F.I.S.H
Faith Lutheran Church Family Resource Centers of

Northeastern Nevada
Family Respite of Northeastern Nevada Family Support Center
Fellowship Baptist Mission
Fifties Fever Car Show
First Church of the Nazarene
First Presbyterian Church
Foundation for Positively Kids
Friends For Life
Friends In Service Helping
Friends of NRA Foundation
Friends of the Elko County Library Frontier Community Action Agency Frontier Community Coalition
Gamble Oaks Pony Club
Geological Society of Nevada

Foundation
Girl Scouts
Grace Baptist Church
Grace Orthodox Presbyterian in Battle

Mtn.
Grass Valley Baptist Church
Grass Valley Elementary PTA Grass Valley Volunteer Fire
Great Basin College
Great Basin College Child & Family

Center
Great Basin College Foundation Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472 Greater Life Church

Head Start of Northern Nevada Helping Hands Food Bank High Desert Equine Events Hilltop Baptist

Horizon Hospice
House calls, Ltd.
Humboldt County 4-H
Humboldt County High School and Jr High Rodeo

Humboldt County Library Book Mobile Humboldt County Library Summer

Reading Program
Humboldt County School District Humboldt County Search and Rescue Humboldt River FNRA
Humboldt River Friends of the NRA Humboldt Volunteer Hospice
Iheart
International Human Powered Vehicle

Association
International Order of Rainbow for Girls Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada
Jacob’s Well Youth Center
Jarbidge Volunteer Fire Department JAS Foundation
JDRF Northern Nevada
Jefferson Awards
Jehovah Witnesses
Jiggs Volunteer Fire Department
Josh Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund Joshua Tree Shelter
Knights of Columbus
Lamoille Women’s Club
Lander County Battle Mountain

Recreation Center Financial Lander County Committee Against

Domestic Violence
Lander County Kids Club
Lander County Recreation Center

Financial
Lander County School District Lander County Search & Rescue Lander County Sheriff Of ce Trick or

Treat Safety
LaRena Smith Bengoa Run, Ride Walk

for Cure
LaRena’s Race
LASSO
LHS Music Department
Lighthouse Baptist Church Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Living Stones Church
Lowry High School Skills USA
Lowry Wrestling Team
Lund K-12 Schools
Make a Wish Foundation
McCaw School of Mines
McDermitt Volleyball Varsity/JV Mineral County HS Baseball
Mining Industry Foundation of Lowry

High School
Montello Volunteer Fire Department Mountain View Elementary PTA Mule Deer Foundation
National Association of State

Departments of Agriculture National Society of Daughters of the

American Revolution
National Wild Turkey Federation Nevada Agricultural Foundation Nevada Association of Conservation

Districts
Nevada Beta PI Chapter #RJ14879

in kind
Nevada Big Horns Unlimited
Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Nevada Chukar Foundation
Nevada Coalition
Nevada Day Inc.
Nevada Diabetes Association
Nevada Farm Bureau Federation Nevada FFA Foundation
Nevada Health Centers
Nevada Humane Society

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association

Nevada Muleys Annual Banquet Nevada Outdoor School Nevada RSVP Program
Nevada Volunteers

Nevada Water Resources Association New Life Christian Fellowship Northeastern Nevada CASA Northeastern Nevada Horseman’s

Association
Northeastern Nevada Museum Northern Nevada Arts Council
Northern Nevada Autism Network Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association Northern Nevada Food Bank
Northern Nevada Junior Golf
Northern Nevada Racing Association Northern Nevada Racing Association Northern Nevada Veterans Resource

Center
NOS Kids Fishing Day- Dutch Oven

Cookoff
NWTF Battle Mountain Longbeards

Financial
Operation Easter
Outdoor Lab Foundation
P.A.C.E Coalition
Paradise Valley New Building Fund Paradise Valley Volunteer Fire
PEO In-Kind
Pershing County High School Library POW*MIA Elko Awareness Association Relay for Life
Reno Humane Society
Reno Rodeo Foundation
Reno Sparks Gospel Missio
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Ronald McDonald House Charities

Northern Nevada Ross-Herrera Memorial Golf

Tournament
Rotary Club of Winnemucca
Ruby Mountain Bible Church
Ruby Mountain Chapel-Wells Assembly

of God
Ruby Mountain Clay Breakers
Ruby Mountain Hot Air, Inc.
Ruby Mountain Relay
Ruby Mountain Resource Center Ruby Mt. Riding for the Handicapped Run-A-Mucca_Motorcycle Rally Ryndon Elburz Volunteer Fire

Department
Sacred Lodge Sundance Committee Safe Haven Rescue Zoo
Scarlets Legacy Equine Rescue SCMS Leadership Class
Senior Center of Humboldt County Shilo Bible Church
Shop With a Cop Inc
Shoshone Welcome Center
Silver Sage FFA
Silver State Stampede Association Skills USA
SME Foundation
SnoBowl Foundation
Sober Senior Willow Creek Clean Up

Financial
Society of Mineral Analyst
Society of Women Engineers
Sonoma Baptist Church
Sonoma Industries Thrift Store Soroptimist of Winnemucca
SOS Radio
South Fork Band Council
Spanish Jehovah Witnesses
Sparks High School
Special Olympics Nevada
Spring Creek Association
Spring Creek Baptist Church
Spring Creek Christian Academy Spring Creek High School Cheerleaders Spring Creek High School FBLA
Spring Creek High School Girls Soccer

Spring Creek High School Music Program

Spring Creek High School Sports Spring Creek High School Student

Council
Spring Creek Ladies Golf Club
Spring Creek Middle School Leadership

Class
Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department St. Augustine’s Cultural Center, LLC
St. Barnabus Church
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church St. John Bosco Catholic Church
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
St. Joseph’s Youth Group
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
St. Patrick’s Day Fair
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
STEP 2, Inc.
The Bridge Baptist Church
The Dance Club Elite Dance Team
The Reno Dance Company
Thomas Scott Foundation
Tiger’s Eye Karate
Tooele County Child Justice Center
Tri County Fair
Trout Unlimited
United Cerebral Palsy
United Methodist Fellowship
University of Nevada Intervarsity
UNR College of Science & Mackay

School
UNR Foundation
Veterans Guest House
Veterans Ranch and Wilderness Retreat Veterans Village
VFW Post 12116-Winnemucca
VFW Post 2350-Elko
VFW Post 9165-Battle Mountain Victoria Elizabeth Collins Memorial

Scholarship Fund
Victory Community Church Vitality Center
Wells Booster Club
Wells Chamber of Commerce Wells Family Resource Center Wells High Desert Cruisers Wells High School Rodeo Club Wells Jr. Rodeo
Wells Presbyterian Church Wells Presenters for Cultural

Enrichment
Wells PTO
Wells Senior Center
Wells Volunteer Fire Department
Wells W.A.I.T.
Wells WAIT
Wendover 4th of July
Wendover W.A.I.T.
West Wendover Rec District
Western Folklife Center
Winnemucca Balloons Balloon Festival Winnemucca Christian Fellowship Winnemucca Community Garden Winnemucca Domestic Violence Shelter Winnemucca FFA Alumni Scholarship

Dinner
Winnemucca Food Bank Winnemucca Girls Gold Rush Youth

Softball
Winnemucca Rural Volunteer Fire

Department
Winnemucca Special Olympics Winnemucca Trap Club
Winnemucca United Methodist Church Winnemucca White Water Swim Team Winnemucca Youth Football
WLLB Season
Wu Family Foundation
WWHS Booster Club
Young Life
Zion Lutheran Church
777 Barrel Racing, LLC

nevada 2016 investments

3,793 EMPLOYEES (of whom 509 were women) 1,577 CONTRACTORS
$24.7 MILLION in net proceeds of minerals tax paid $6.6 MILLION in payroll and modi ed business tax paid $46.8 MILLION in sales and use tax paid

$16.4 MILLION in property tax paid $1.96 MILLION in fuel tax paid $192.3 MILLION in local spend

$2.2 MILLION donations invested in local northern Nevada communities

 

 

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ENTERTAINMENT

Posted on 25 September 2017 by Howard Copelan

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Wendover July Gaming Increase

Posted on 17 September 2017 by Howard Copelan

Nevada’s non-restricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $997,972,643 for the month of July 2017. This amounts to a 1.73% decrease compared to July 2016, when licensees reported a gaming win of $1,015,558,545. But it was not a decrease everywhere. West Wendover had over a million increase, compare to 2016, the rest of Elko county had a 3/4 of a million increase.The Boulder strip had close to 11 million increase, also Downtown Las Vegas had a 31/3 million increase, North Las Vegas with almost 31/2 million increase, Laughlin with a 21/2 million increase,    … But Las Vegas Strip had close to 471/2 million decrease, Clark county a 20 million decrease, The State collected $69,150,680 in percentage fees during the month of August 2017 (Percentage fee collections are through August 28, 2017), based upon the taxable revenues generated in July 2017. This represents a 1.08% (or $738,816) increase compared to the prior year’s August, when percentage fee collections were $68,411,864.

Percentage Fee Collections for the Month of August 2017

The State collected $69,150,680 in percentage fees during the month of August 2017*, based upon the taxable revenues generated in July 2017. This represents a 1.08% (or $738,816) increase compared to the prior year’s August, when percentage fee collections were $68,411,864.

 

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