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…]

Without Obamacare, rural economies may suffer most

Rural Americans played a big part in sending Donald Trump to the White House, with 64 percent of those voters pulling the lever for the billionaire real estate developer. Yet the president’s and Republican leaders’ efforts to make good on a promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would be “very harmful… [More…]

Eureka freshman qualifies for National High School Finals Rodeo

Breyana Miller-Dubray, a freshman at Eureka County High School has earned a position on the Idaho State National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyo., July 16-22 to compete at the 69th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Cutting competition. Breyana competed in cutting, barrel… [More…]

Governor vetoes AB cooperative extension bill

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval agreed with many organizations throughout the state that AB 407’s “risks substantially outweigh its potential benefits.” Sandoval vetoed the bill, which passed the Nevada Assembly by a vote of 32 to 12 and the senate 15 to 6. The bill would have added the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the… [More…]

Eureka based spirits brand for dog lovers

“For the love of dogs, bourbon & good times,” is the slogan of Nevada’s newest spirits brand – Two Bitch Spirits Ltd. Two Bitch Spirits Ltd. is the creation of husband and wife team Joe and Lauren Luby, lifelong lovers of dogs and whiskey. “We love getting family and friends together for great times at… [More…]

Pony Bob Haslam and the Pony Express

Much has been written about the Pony Express and the place it has occupied in the History of the American West. Many of the stories written about the Pony Express were romanticized fictional accounts. One true story about the Pony Express that is well documented is the exciting adventures of of Pony Bob Haslam. Born… [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…]