Author: Collin Anderson

Elementary Students Trade Books for Bikes

Last Thursday, a crowd of Panaca elementary school students, teachers, and parents lined the road heading out of Panaca to celebrate the statewide Nevada Moves Day. Other schools around the state had participated earlier in this annual celebration of fitness, but inclement weather prevented the elementary schoolers from being able to enjoy the event at the same time as everyone else. Two weeks later the sky was blue and the roads were clear, so off the students went, riding their bikes and scooters, with some choosing to walk instead. Most of the students went to the Y service station...

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Pioche Chamber Highlights

This past week, the Pioche Chamber of Commerce gathered to help figure out how to promote their city and provide fun activities for their community. Before the meeting came to order, the chamber was happy to welcome a few new members. This backup is very much needed to keep the chamber up and running. Once the meeting officially began, the chamber heard from a Thompson Opera House committee member. He had relatively little to report, except that he was going to reactivate the phone line due to the higher level of tourism during this time of the year. He...

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Two Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing Fuel

On Wednesday morning, the citizens of Panaca awoke to a strange sight on Main Street. A variety of police vehicles from both Nevada and Utah were gathered on the corner of Main Street and 5th behind a black Chevy truck. The truck and it’s two male occupants had come from Utah, and according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy, were arrested under the suspicion of having stolen fuel in Modena. An unnamed Modena resident had noticed the two men as they were parked near his gas tank, according to police, and had notified the authorities of the suspicious behavior....

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Afternoon Fire Guts Home

The sky filled with black smoke as flames demolished a Panaca home on Tuesday afternoon. This is the first time a significant fire has struck the small community since the bombing in 2016. There was nobody in the home, and no casualties, but the building was completely hollowed out by the blaze. At around 4:30 p.m. sirens filled the air as a plume of black smoke billowed from the home of a long-time Panaca resident. The Panaca Fire Department was on the scene within minutes. According to members of community associated with the event, the fire was caused by...

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Pioche Chamber of Commerce Holds Nerf War Fundraiser

On Monday, the Pioche Chamber of Commerce held a Nerf war fundraiser at the Pioche Town Hall. The event was planned and orchestrated with the help of a few members of the community, as well as extensive help from the Overland Hotel. The purpose of the event was to provide the youth of the county with something fun to do during the first day of spring break, and the school district helped promote the event through flyers or during their morning announcements. The Nerf war was attended by at least eighteen children, ranging from late-elementary school age to late-middle...

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