Commission Votes Against Special Assessment Fees

The Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 Dec. 18 to not pay three special assessment fees mandated by the state for the fiscal year 2018-19. In simple terms, as Commissioner Varlin Higbee put it, “We’re just saying no.” Commissioners Paul Don … [Read more...]

Commissioners discuss future of Basin and Range Monument

The Basin and Range Monument came up during the first public comment session of the county commission meeting last Monday in Pioche. Jaina Moan spoke on behalf of a group in the Las Vegas Valley to support the resolution for the monument created … [Read more...]

County reps treated ‘rudely’ at state committee meeting

Commissioner Varlin Higbee reported at the county commission meeting April 17 that he and Lincoln County Water District General Manager Wade Poulsen attended a hearing recently of the state Natural Resource Committee in Carson City and were not … [Read more...]

Commission approves upgrade of 911 system

Upgrading the County’s 911 system was approved at the Jan. 20 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. County Internet Technician Tracy Lee explained the need for a new system is imperative because much of the system they have now is not c … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, On Jan. 6, 2014, in anticipation of getting increased possessory use taxes from the Air Force for Area 51, the Board of County Commissioners cleverly disguised their agenda item to appear as a simple housekeeping measure, when, in … [Read more...]

LC water district office looks to move to Panaca

The Lincoln County Water District is wanting to move its office from the basement of the County Courthouse in Pioche to new space in the building that was the old Panaca Elementary School in Panaca. General Manager Wade Poulsen said during an … [Read more...]

Panaca Sesquicentennial event seeks funding

Debbie Bradfield, member of the Panaca Sesquicentennial Committee gave an update of the committee’s progress Feb. 4 to the regular meeting of Board of County Commissioners. Chairman Ed Higbee was absent. Bradfield said the Panaca celebration will b … [Read more...]

Commissioners respond to sage grouse plan

A 37-page response letter to the Draft Land Use Plan Amendment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-region for the Greater Sage Grouse, including a few amendments, was approved by the Board of County … [Read more...]