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Charter school moving to Kmart building
ELKO – Prime retail space is hard to come by in Elko. In a revolutionary move by Meridian Pacific and the Elko Institute for Academic Achievement, about 20,000 square feet of the old Kmart will be remodeled for educational purposes.
Burglary suspect jailed after missing court appearance
ELKO – A former Elko resident who allegedly filled a backpack with liquor and food at a grocery store and fled on a bicycle was arrested Friday after missing his court appearance.
When is the shortest day of the year?
ELKO -- It doesn’t get any shorter than this. Waning daylight reaches its darkest point at the end of this week, as the winter solstice occurs at 2:23 p.m. local time Friday, Dec. 21.
Elko Colony voting today on marijuana
ELKO – Members of the Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribe are voting today on whether they would like the Elko Band Council to pursue a marijuana dispensary on the colony. It’s been more than a year since two groups approached the council about setting up a dispensary. In October 2017 the council heard f
Rain, snow brush through northeastern Nevada
ELKO – A weak storm system brought scattered rain and snow showers across northeastern Nevada on Monday, with most places expected to see less than an inch of accumulation. “Morning travel may be impacted along I-80 from east of Winnemucca to U.S. 93 north and south of Wells,” stated a National Weat
BLM firefighters hosting job assistance fair
ELKO – Wildland firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management’s Elko District Office will host a firefighter recruitment event Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. at the Great Basin College High Tech Center, room 139.
Dozier tried to smuggle in ‘potent drugs,’ Nevada prison officials say
Nevada prison officials say they had “no choice” but to place condemned inmate Scott Dozier in isolation after his second canceled execution. Dozier, who was first scheduled to die in November 2017, made repeated threats about suicide and even went to lengths to carry out his own demise, according t
Elko robotics teams advance to Northern Nevada championship
ELKO -- The two FIRST Lego League Robotic teams from the Elko Institute for Academic Achievement competed at the Northern Nevada Qualifier at Pine Middle School, Reno on Dec. 8. Both teams earned the opportunity to advance to the Northern Nevada Championship which will be held Jan. 26 at the Univers
Nevada family sues Scouts after boy shot in eye with arrow
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas family is suing the Boy Scouts of America after their son was hit in the eye by an arrow while attending a Scouting event. The lawsuit filed last week in Nevada court alleges that the boy was at a multi-day camping event in February 2016 that features outdoor and "dangerous a
Homeowner ordered to clean up property
ELKO – A property owner has 30 days to clean up the mess at 403 Pine St. or the city will to do the job or hire a contractor and attach a lien to the property. Elko City Council voted Dec. 11 to declare the property a public nuisance after a hearing that included testimony from two city officials an
Editorial: Courts spending too much time on drug cases
Should someone who is caught with heroin on the streets of Elko receive a misdemeanor citation instead of being arrested for a felony?. The answer to that question is not as simple as it sounds, when you consider how more and more manpower in our courts is being used to babysit drug addicts.
What's Happening Around Elko
ELKO — Elko Assembly of God Church will have a Children’s Christmas Program on Dec. 16. It will start at 10:30 a.m. at the church at the corner of 700 Front St. (by Southside School).
Indians finish 9th at Wiley Dobbs
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Of 30-scoring teams at the Wiley Dobbs Invitational, the Elko wrestling team snuck into the top-third of the standings. With 96.5 points, the Indians placed ninth overall.
Not guity: Jury returns verdict in Elko child abuse case
ELKO – A jury found an Elko woman not guilty of abuse or neglect of a child after four hours of deliberation. Brandi Gallegos, 30, was acquitted in Elko District Court of four counts related to abuse or neglect of a child with substantial bodily harm beginning in 2014.
Newmont pledges $100,000 to GBC building efforts
ELKO — Newmont Mining Corp. has pledged $100,000 toward the Great Basin College Health Sciences and Technology Building to be constructed on the GBC Winnemucca campus. A $5 million pledge from the William N. Pennington Foundation announced last year is contingent upon raising a $2 million match. Fol
Helping to lighten the burden of cancer
ELKO – Cancer knows no boundaries and every year a number of Elkoans are diagnosed and forced to seek help outside the region. Elko Cancer Network was formed in February of 2016 as a way to improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors in the county.
Spring Creek wins Christmas Clash; Spartans prep for RTOC
FARMINGTON, Utah – The two-time defending Division 3A Nevada wrestling champion showed once again that state lines are no match for an elite program. The Spring Creek Spartans took part in the Christmas Clash on Friday and Saturday at Legacy Events Center, in Farmington, Utah, blowing through the co
Rewrite: News from past issues
——— Lieutenant Governor Poujade was in Elko yesterday en route to Tuscarora, on military business. The Episcopal Sunday School teachers are going to have a Christmas tree for all the children in Elko. Good.
Close encounters of the 'furred' kind
ELKO – “Home on the Range” is the unofficial theme song for most of the rural West. In northeastern Nevada the countryside where “the deer and the antelope play” is only a few miles from our front doors. But things can get a little hairy when we enter the animal kingdom. And, sometimes, the wild and
Spartans split 3A North openers
SPRING CREEK – Following its first weekend of league action, the Spring Creek boys basketball team had mixed results. The Spartans won their Division 3A North opener Friday, defeating Sparks 52-35.