Author: Eureka Sentinel

William “Bill” McKay

WILLLIAM “BILL” MCKAY A quiet man with a big heart, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones.  He was 93 years old, and had been battling cancer for the last few years. One of America’s greatest generation, was born in Eureka, Nevada on May 12, 1924.  He was one of four children who helped his widowed mother by working on ranches throughout Eureka County. Hard work, loyalty and love of family is what he was all about.  He was an excellent basketball player, and loved the Phoenix Suns and the University of...

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Raine’s Market to rent U-Haul’s

U-Haul Company of Nevada announced that Raine’s Market has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Eureka community. Raine’s Market at 901 N. Main St. will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, moving supplies, boxes and in-store pick-up for boxes. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is now available at all U-Haul locations, enabling customers to access trucks and vans every hour of every day through the self-pick-up and self-return options on their account. An internet-connected mobile device with camera and GPS features is needed to take advantage of self-service. Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m....

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Blm Accepting Applications for Seasonal Firefighters

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District will accept applications for temporary seasonal firefighters starting Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. The BLM will accept applications through Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, but those submitted by Tuesday, Jan. 9 will receive first consideration. Positions are available on engines, in Helitack and dispatch. Successful applicants will serve in Caliente, Ely or Pony Springs. Submit applications online at, available at Length of appointment varies depending on agency needs and funding, but cannot exceed 180 days, excluding overtime and training. The normal term of employment is from May through mid-September. Salaries range from $11.48 and $19.49 per hour, depending on experience. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. They must also be 18 years of age at the time of employment and in possession of a valid driver’s license. Selected individuals are required to complete a physical examination and drug screening prior to employment and are subject to random drug testing during their time of service. Those in primary firefighting positions must also complete a “pack test” upon entering duty, which consists of hiking three miles over flat terrain in 45 minutes or less while carrying a 45-pound pack. For more information, contact BLM Ely District Assistant Fire Management Officer Ray Maestes at (775)...

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