Frehner to split public defender duties

County commissioners have tentatively renewed the contract with attorney Dylan Frehner of Panaca to serve as the county public defender. The new contract takes effect July 1, 2017. Frehner noted a few changes in the public defender service for the … [Read more...]

Local cooperative extension reports strong 2016

The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Service had a good year in 2016. Extension Educator Holly Gatzke gave her annual report at the county commission meeting Feb. 6. She said the University of Nevada/Reno has a new dean and new structure … [Read more...]

Panther boys head into playoffs

Two 23-point quarters, the second and third, propelled Pahranagat Valley to a 60-21 win over Beaver Dam in the final regular season league game last week which was also Senior Night. Now the Panthers will face either Beatty or Word of Life in the … [Read more...]

Pahranagat girls seek state title

Beginning back in November, the Pahranagat Valley girls basketball team had a goal: to earn another state title before they graduate. The seniors on the team, Shayla Leavitt, Alyson Egbert, Allyse Frehner have tasted that before, as sophomores. … [Read more...]

Mt. Wilson residents need help digging out

According to citizens of the Mt. Wilson area, a Snowcat is needed by the county to be of help to the people in that area when winter snowfalls block the roadways. A number of citizens from Mt. Wilson attended the board of highway commissioners … [Read more...]

Company interested in county for plum production

Mike Baughman, Executive Director of the Lincoln County Regional Development Authority, has been notified he will be one of the panelists at the International Biomass Conference April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He told the LCRDA meeting Jan. 23 … [Read more...]

Eight Panther wrestlers to state

Freshman Reece Thornton led the way for eight Pahranagat Valley wrestlers, placing in the 2A Southern Region tournament in Ely last weekend and advancing to the state meet this weekend at Spanish Springs High in Sparks. Tonopah won the meet with … [Read more...]

Strong wins 300th game

Mike Strong, principal and head boys basketball coach at Pahranagat Valley High School, earned his 300th career victory last week when the Panthers beat Tonopah 55-30. After additional victories on Saturday and Tuesday, Strong is 302-251 overall, … [Read more...]

Pahranagat girls clinch league title

Two wins in league games last weekend gave the Pahranagat Valley girls their seventh league title in the last eight years. On Friday, Madalyn Taylor had a game high 19 points leading the team in a win over Tonopah 55-32, and on Saturday the junior … [Read more...]

Volunteer firefighters needed across county

Interested in being a local firefighter? “Not as many are who could be,” says Panaca Fire Chief and Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee. “Not just in Panaca but all over the county. Really hard recruiting volunteers. You just never have enough.” “We … [Read more...]

Panther Boys Seek to Strengthen Hold On Second Place

Tabor Maxwell scored 24 points to match the same number from Tyrell Brooks of Mountain View, and the Panthers pulled out another second half come-from-behind win, 62-49 over the Saints in non-league action last week. It keeps the Panthers in second … [Read more...]

Pahranagat Girls Ready for First Place Battle

It will be a meeting of the league leaders and a battle for first place in the girls 1A Southern Saturday night in Alamo when the Lady Panthers (11-7, 4-0) take on the visiting Beatty Hornets (10-4, 4-0). All of that of course, depending on whether … [Read more...]

Stormy Week

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New Restrooms at Pioche Courthouse Put On Hold

New restrooms are needed for the county courthouse in Pioche. Plans have been in the works for some time according to County Planning and Building Director Cory Lytle. The existing ones, men’s on the lower floor and the women’s on the main floor … [Read more...]

Phillips Picked as NACO President

Caliente businessman and Lincoln County commission board member Kevin Phillips is the new president of the Nevada Association of Counties. Phillips explained it will be a one-year term, and he will represent the 17 counties of the state at … [Read more...]

Emergency Responder Rehab Unit Recommended

Numerous times during the wildfire season in Lincoln County, many groups from other states and areas assist in helping battle wildfires that might occur in the county. County Emergency Management Director and Fire District Chief Rick Stever … [Read more...]

Panther Boys Fall Out of First Place

A very cold shooting first half hindered the Pahranagat Valley boys in losing to Spring Mountain 51-47 on Tuesday in a game for first place in the 1A Southern League. Coach Mike Strong said, “They were just better than we were all throughout the … [Read more...]

Pahranagat Girls Rally for Win Over Round Mountain

With 3:45 left in the fourth quarter, the Pahranagat Valley girls trailed visiting Round Mountain 36-30. Then the Lady Panthers hit four three pointers, one by Shayla Leavitt and three from Karley Whipple, tightened their defense and scored the final … [Read more...]

Pahranagat Wrestling to League Duals

This weekend is the Class 2A Southern League Duals in Laughlin for the Pahranagat Valley boys wrestling team, and after that, on Feb. 3-4, says coach Brad Loveday, are the 2A regionals at White Pine High in Ely, the qualifying matches for the state … [Read more...]

Former County Commissioner Given Lengthy Prison Sentence

Dr. Adam Katschke, former owner and head pharmacist of the Meadow Valley Pharmacy in Caliente and former Lincoln County commissioner, has been sentenced to a term of between 12 to 48 months in prison for insurance and Medicaid fraud. In addition, he … [Read more...]