Pahranagat Valley coach to plead not guilty to theft charges

Criminal felony complaint charges of theft of nearly $123,000 were filed April 10 by the District Attorney’s office in Meadow Valley Justice Court against Ken Higbee of Alamo. Higbee has served as principal at C.O. Bastian High School in Caliente and … [Read more...]

New coordinator begins at refuge

A young lady from Minnesota and former Peace Corps worker is the new Visitor Services Coordinator at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge near Alamo. Barbara Michel (pronounced Mitchell) is from New Prague, Minnesota, a town of about 7,500, … [Read more...]

Body of missing Moapa man found

The body of a man missing since September has been positively identified as that of Charles L. “Chuck” Harper, 60, of Moapa. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee said the identification was made this week by the Clark County Coroner’s office in Las … [Read more...]

Commissioners approve solid waste fee

On a vote of 3-2, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved a special assessment to be charged to individual parcels of land within the unincorporated portions of the county. The rate was set at $10 per parcel annually and will go into … [Read more...]

Child returned safely after truck stop carjacking

A carjacking at the Love’s Truck Stop turned into a kidnapping when the thief found a six-year old girl from Caliente in the back seat. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee reported the car theft started March 5 at the Love’s Truck Stop on U.S. 93 at … [Read more...]

Pahranagat Valley FFA chapter holds fundraiser for state trip

Quite a few people showed up to support the Pahranagat Valley FFA on March 2 at Carlos’ Restaurant. The FFA used to stand for Future Farmers of America, but in 1988, they revised it so the organization would include all types of agriculture. Members … [Read more...]

District fire chief gives 2016 report

Lincoln County did well in 2016 regarding the Lincoln County Fire Protection District and Emergency Management Services. A report was given by District Fire Chief Rick Stever Tuesday at the county commission meeting in Pioche. He said last year … [Read more...]

Council approves letter of support for Vortex project

Steve Culverwell gave a presentation on information he has researched on Vortex Power Inc. and owner Jim VanNatta at the Caliente City Council meeting Feb. 16. Culverwell said he had made phone calls to many of the people involved with this project … [Read more...]

Cash tribute show a hit

Thompson’s Opera House was filled to capacity the weekend before last for A Tribute to the Life, Love and Legend of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Jimmie Ray and Cyndi Cantrell, with their band Black Train, peformed the hits of Cash and Carter in … [Read more...]

Panaca bombing report given at FEMA conference

The house bombing in Panaca last July was one of the topics of discussion last week at the FEMA Regional conference in Las Vegas. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee said he gave a PowerPoint presentation. “The Nevada Emergency Preparedness Summit … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Big Turnout for Yucca Chuckers Race

The Alamo Rodeo Grounds were lively Saturday morning as racers from all around the county, Northern Utah, Arizona and Las Vegas came to participate in the Yucca Chuckers 20th annual motorbike races. The Yucca Chuckers first started as an idea from … [Read more...]

Vortex biomass company receiving opposition

Caliente citizen Steve Culverwell, an outspoken opponent of Vortex Power, Inc., out of Shelbyville, Indiana, and their proposed plan to bring a waste-to-energy business to Lincoln County, has called Vortex, along with the parent company, Van Natta … [Read more...]

U.S. Senator Vows to Fight for Rural Communities

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto calls Las Vegas home, but still feels a deep connection with the state’s rural communities. As a lifelong Nevadan, Cortez Masto grew up in a Las Vegas that was very different from the urban atmosphere it now … [Read more...]

Business leader points to rural-urban interdependence

The rugged independence of rural life provides a fertile environment for entrepreneurship, but rural economies depend on more than just sheer grit and determination to succeed. Rural areas make extensive use of government programs. Rural broadband … [Read more...]

Group raising money for splash pad in Alamo

A local nonprofit is raising money to build a splash pad for the Alamo Children’s Park. The Alamo Town Board has approved the addition of a splash pad to replace an an existing sand volleyball pit on the south end of the park, and the Friends of … [Read more...]

Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show coming to the Opera House

A Tribute to the Life, Love and Legend of Johnny Cash and June Carter will be presented at historic Thompson’s Opera House in Pioche Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. by Jimmie Ray and Cyndi Cantrell with their band Black Train. A statement regarding the … [Read more...]

Council Tables Vortex Letter

Caliente City Council met Thursday evening with more attending than usual. Steve Rowe was acting mayor with Councilman Cody Christensen also absent. A payment agreement was approved for Narconon Fresh Start for back rent at the Depot of … [Read more...]