Tips to avoid being scammed

Telephone scams have been around nearly as long as public telephones have. Rumor has it that the first words spoken on the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 were, “Watson, come here, I want you. And, oh, yes, what is your credit card number?” That’s not really true. Watson didn’t have a credit card.… [More…]

Hard rock mining was once the norm in Eureka County

Images of miners in American folklore, especially of those in the West, are of a prospector with a pan and a shovel accompanied by his faithful burro. Such a picture has often been portrayed in the movies about the Old West. In Eureka County though, back in its mining heyday, it was the hard rock… [More…]

Ghost hunters convention coming to Eureka next weekend

Some might call them Ghost Hunters, though a more preferred name is Paranormal Investigators. And they are coming back to Eureka June 22-24. Based in Reno, investigator Adam Bogart said he and his team are coming to Eureka for a convention and presentation by six speakers who are well known in the field. “Then at… [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 in Lincoln County on June 17. With its deep canyons, high peaks, unique volcanic… [More…]

10th annual Eureka Car Show brings plenty of fun to town

ureka Car Show was held May 26-27. “We changed the dates this year,” said organizer Scooter Mentaberry. “It has been held on Mother’s Day weekend, but that was often difficult with the weather.” Seventy-six entrants signed up for the event which was held Saturday morning on Main Street in town. “The numbers were about in… [More…]

Eureka girls take second in 7 events at state track meet

Lucky Number 7, at least for the Eureka girls track team. They tied for third place in the team standings with Tonopah, with 77 points, at the 1A State track meet at Foothill High in Henderson. Sierra Lutheran won their fourth consecutive girls title with 144 points. In the boys meet, Spring Mountain won with… [More…]

Track team competes at regionals

The first day of 1A Northern track and field regionals were held in Fallon last Friday. It only dealt with a few events, the remainder of the 1A finals will be held today and Saturday at Carson High in Carson City. Donnie Nelson, NIAA assistant director, said the meet was to determine the top 12… [More…]

Brown happy with strides made in rebuilding season

By Dave Maxwell Wells started off early and just kept on going in their game at Eureka last Saturday. Then the Leopards put nine runs on the board in the fifth inning to take a 17-1 win over the Lady Vandals. Wells and Mineral County along with Whittell and Coleville will be the 1A Northern… [More…]

Vandals season comes to an end

The Vandals baseball team wrapped up the season last weekend with a couple of losses to Carlin and Wells. Assistant coach Ken Sanders said, it was a close score at Carlin until about the fourth inning and a lightning storm suspended play for half an hour. Afterwards, the Railroaders put some numbers up on the… [More…]

Minoletti leads 1A in girls triple jump

Following the Eureka Invitational meet last week, the Vandal boys and girls track teams participate this Saturday in the Lowry Invitational in Winnemucca. Tristan Birchim is one of the Top 10 competitors in the 1A Shot Put event this season. He ranks eighth at the moment with a put of 36-8¾, but ranks third among… [More…]