Author: Dave Maxwell

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 night,” he said, “we’ll have some paranormal investigations using the latest scientific methods including digital recorders. We research the paranormal, try to talk to the spirits that are there.” Bogart said there will be a Meet and Greet Thursday at the Café. Investigations will be held there later. On Saturday, the convention begins at the Opera House at 9 a.m. He explained there is also a civic reason for this event. He said all the proceeds will be donated to the county for improvements, maintenance and upkeep of the Eureka Cemetery “and hopefully other cemeteries in the county.” The first meeting of the group in Eureka was last year. They returned to do some additional research in late 2016 and Bogart has come a few times on his own since then. “Eureka is kind of an unexplored territory,” he said. Some of the local places that have been investigated include the Opera House itself, the Jackson House, Colonnade House, the Eureka Motel/Café and the Chinese Tunnels associated with it. Bogart said they have also...

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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 rock formations and juniper – pine forests, riders and visitors alike will find it an enjoyable place to unplug and unwind from the often hectic routines of daily life.Gravel Grinder organizer Dawn Andone, park interpreter at Cathedral Gorge State Park, says, “This is one...

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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 line with what we have had in previous years,” Mentaberry said, “and our first Memorial Day weekend car show went off really well. The longer weekend, plus the better weather made it more possible for folks to spend more time.” Competitors came from Nevada,...

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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 192 points for their third consecutive championship. Eureka was ninth with 14 points. The Lady Vandals picked up a second place finish in seven events. Katie Damele closed out her high school career with a second place finish in both the 1600 and 3200 meters. She set a new personal record in the 3200 of 12.27.32. And she was only 5/100s of a second behind Elaina Marchegger of Sierra Lutheran in 12.27.27. Cody Gibbs placed second in the 100m hurdles with a season’s best mark, and second in the 300m hurdles. Alia Minoleti was second in the High Jump and Triple Jump, and Angel Greely was second in the Discus with a new personal record. On the boys side, Tristan Birchim was sixth in the Shot Put and established a new personal record, placed third in the Discus, and Garrett Todd was seventh in the Triple Jump. BOYS Shot Put – Tristan Birchim, Sixth, 37-6½ Discus – Birchim, Third, 116-04 Triple Jump – Garrett Todd, Seventh, 34-9½ GIRLS 1600 meters – Katie Damele, Second,...

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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 in the 1600 and 3200 meter races and the top nine in all other running and field events to compete at the regional finals this weekend in Carson City. From there, the top four finishers in each event will advance to the state meet May 19-20 at Foothill High in Henderson. At Fallon, Katie Damele placed second in the girls 800 meters and Angel Greely was second in the Discus. Results for Eureka at Fallon: BOYS 100 meters – Jake Jensen, 13.27 200 meters – Jensen, 27.45, Garrett Todd, 27.71 800 meters – Finn Egan, 2:52.02 1600 meters – Egan, 6:30.09 Discus – Tristan Bircham, 106-6, Jensen, 79-5, Egan, 62-11 Long Jump – Todd, 17-5, Jerret Gallagher, 13-10½ GIRLS 400 meters – Angel Greely, 1:14.52 800 meters – Katie Damele, 2:38.97 Shot Put – Melissa Schweble, 28-10½, Skylar Merritt, 23-2½ Discus – Greely, 92-0, Schweble, 79-10, Merritt, 78-0 Long Jump – Alia Minoletti, 13-6¾, Jiselle Dominguez,...

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