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...]

Stormy Week

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Church Hosts Pancake Dinner

They have the Soup Suppers, Vacation Bible School, Steak Dinner, Pumpkin Patch, Bible Study led by Pastor Linda Larsen and now added to the Caliente Community United Methodist Church outreach programs is the All You Can Eat Pancake Dinner, which was … [Read more...]

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...]

Ice Hole Golf Draws Big Crowd

Spring Valley State Park hosted its annual Ice Hole Golf Tournament on Saturday, which attracted a record crowd to the frozen lake. The morning started chilly with temperatures in the low 20s, but nonetheless 45 participants signed up for the ice … [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...]

Eagle Valley Trailer Fire

An early morning fire destroyed a 5th wheel travel trailer at the Eagle Valley Resort Jan. 20. County Sheriff Kerry Lee reported the call came in to the dispatch center in Pioche about 5:30 a.m. of a fire in the trailer in one of the spaces at the … [Read more...]

Waste-To-Energy Workshop Held

A waste-to-energy workshop was held in the Caliente City Council Chambers last Wednesday. Jim VanNatta from Vortex Power Inc. gave a presentation on a possible facility that could be built in Antelope Canyon, with the possibility of dozens of new … [Read more...]

Ambulance Donated to Meadow Valley

The crash involving the Meadow Valley Ambulance Dec. 16 left the county two ambulances short, reported County Emergency Management Director Rick Stever at the commission board meeting on Tuesday. However, two weeks ago, Nye County donated a used … [Read more...]

Route Approved For New Power Line

Lincoln County Oversight Program Coordinator Connie Simkins reported at the last county commission meeting that Transwest Express Transmission Project, a Wyoming company seeking to put in a new power line in eastern rural Nevada, has been granted a … [Read more...]

Local Girl to Compete in National Rodeo Next Month

Wylee Mitchell and her horse Smokey Gold “Jack” traveled to Buckeye, Ariz. on Dec. 29, where she competed against over 250 contestants. On Saturday, the 31st they ran against some tough competition. All of these contestants had their sights set on … [Read more...]