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...]

Strong contingent of female racers ready for Snore Knotty Pine 250

A strong field of more than 100 entries along with an all-new course layout will welcome the SNORE Knotty Pine 250 here Friday and Saturday. Always a favorite, the Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts event again promises to present a wide variety … [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...]

Local girl represents county at Smith Center

On May 21, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts hosted the fifth annual Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards, shining a spotlight on Nevada’s youth. The event welcomed 17 selected participants from schools all over the state, including … [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...]

Exterior renovation assessments to be made on Caliente City Hall

Mayor Stana Hurlburt reported that after visits recently from Peter Wellish of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Congressman Ruben Kiheun, the city is going to be receiving some supplemental grant money. Hurlburt said the grant … [Read more...]

More than 70 participate in Carp Rodeo

The Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge held its annual Carp Rodeo on April 29 at the Upper Pahranagat Lake. Admission was free. There were 72 participants from the Southern Nevada area, including locals, and people from Las Vegas, Mesquite, … [Read more...]

Large turnout for memorial 5K event

Approximately 70 participants met at the starting line in front of the Eric M. Lee Fire Station in Alamo on April 22. Family, friends and community members gathered for the 11th Annual Eric M. Lee Memorial 5K Run/Walk/Bike. The Lee family moved … [Read more...]

Courthouse security reviews addressed by department heads

Courthouse security in Pioche was again a topic of discussion this week. Sheriff Kerry Lee met with courthouse department heads Tuesday morning to review the draft of a plan that Planning and Building Director Cory Lytle and Emergency Management … [Read more...]

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...]