Comment period begins for Basin and Range Monument

BA comment period for the Basin and Range National Monument is underway between now and July 3. At the county commission meeting June 5, County Planning and Building Director Cory Lytle said the Nevada Association of Counties requested that … [Read more...]

Missing hiker found safe

A 47-year old Las Vegas woman, lost overnight in the mountains east of Panaca, walked out on her own power Monday morning. Sheriff Kerry Lee said Tami Roitman, her husband and a couple of other friends were hiking in the Gleason Canyon area … [Read more...]

Higbee ruling delayed

A death in the family has caused Meadow Valley Justice Court Judge Mike Cowley to delay his review and ruling of the evidence presented in the preliminary hearing regarding charges against Pahranagat Valley football coach Ken Higbee. Defense … [Read more...]

Suspect arrested after explosives discovered

Authorities investigate possible connection with Panaca bomber Blasting caps and other related explosive materials found at the home of a Caliente man have raised suspicions of possible connections with the bombing in Panaca in July of last … [Read more...]

Commission chambers remodeled

The remodeling of the desk in the county commission chambers has been completed and used for about a month now. Commission chair Paul Donohue said the idea of doing something to replace the former table has been in the works for about the past … [Read more...]

Group looking to make unincorporated town of Ash Springs

A presentation to make Ash Springs an unincorporated town was introduced Monday at the county commission meeting by Rogan Haslem, manager of the R Place Shell and RV park there. He said his request is coming after a majority of residents and … [Read more...]

Preliminary hearing concludes for Panther football coach

The preliminary hearing in Meadow Valley Justice Court for Ken Higbee of Alamo concluded June 2 after four days of testimony without the defense making a case or calling any witnesses. Defense attorney Brett Whipple of Las Vegas, said, “After … [Read more...]

County approves purchase of specialized emergency vehicles

Two emergency rescue vehicles for the Lincoln County Emergency Preparedness Program have been authorized by the board of county commissioners. County Emergency Management Director Rick Stever made the request for such equipment during a meeting of … [Read more...]

Lincoln teammates named Co-Players of the Year

Lincoln County High’s Cody Thornock and Hunter Wilkin were named as the 2017 All-State Baseball Co-Players of the Year and Lincoln’s Raymond Wadsworth was named as state 2A Coach of the Year. The school’s softball team had four named to the All State … [Read more...]

Panthers claim plenty of 1A honors

Five time state champion Pahranagat Valley softball dominated the 1A Southern League All-Star selections this year, as did the Pahranagat Valley and Indian Springs boys baseball in the outfield selections as voted by the coaches. All three … [Read more...]

Ma Steward’s mine

The late Judge Roscoe Wilkes notes in his book High Desert Tales, that if a person goes to the Million Dollar Courthouse in Pioche, “then across the street to the east, and look down over the embankment, below you will see the general area where our … [Read more...]

Authorities on the lookout for marijuana grows

With summer approaching and hikers and recreationalists out in the beautiful areas of the mountains of Lincoln County, be alert at things that look to be a little out of place. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee notes that hikers have in the past … [Read more...]

Beaver Dam Gravel Grinder June 17

“Wanna take a ride?” That’s a line from the 1997 science-fiction movie “Contact” with Jodi Foster and Matthew McConaughey. But for now allow it to be an invitation to participate in this year’s annual Beaver Dam Gravel Grinder mountain bike ride … [Read more...]

Firefighters complete testing

Eight firefighter candidates completed their lengthy course of study May 12-13 at the training facilities in Panaca. County Sheriff Kerry Lee, also Panaca Fire Chief, said, “It is a big test that comes in a sealed envelope and the proctor from the … [Read more...]

Relief pitching leads to second title for Panthers

Pahranagat Valley cousins sophomore Stockton Maxwell and senior Christian Higbee helped get the Panthers out of two bases-loaded jams and claim a second consecutive 1A state baseball championship 5-4 over Indian Springs Saturday at Durango. The … [Read more...]

Lincoln girls come up just short

For the second year in a row, the Lincoln County girls softball team came up short in the 2A championship game. But no one can say they didn’t make a good show of it. Lynx coach Dan Lloyd said the team was not even expected to be there this year. … [Read more...]

Lady Panthers make history with fifth straight state championship

The history book on the shelf sometimes does repeat itself. The Pahranagat Valley softball team made history Saturday at the 1A state championship at Durango High. After losing to Wells earlier in the tournament, the Lady Panthers were forced … [Read more...]

Funding concerns for UNCE discussed

Concerns were expressed at the latest county commission meeting by Holly Gatzke, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Educator in Lincoln County, regarding a bill now in the Nevada Assembly and how it would likely affect funding for the … [Read more...]

Preliminary hearing for Higbee

A preliminary hearing for Ken Higbee of Alamo was set to begin May 30 in Meadow Valley Justice Court in Pioche. County District Attorney Daniel Hooge said this will be a “probable cause hearing.” At this time the DA will present all the charges … [Read more...]

Western Counties Alliance director wants to see changes in PILT funds

Ken Brown, field director of the Western Counties Alliance from Randolph, Utah, made his quarterly visit to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners May 1. Western Counties Alliance (WCA) is a non-profit organization, established for the purpose … [Read more...]