Eureka County Commission News – March 23, 2017

ROAD DEPARTMENT Raymond Hodson reported the Road Department “for the first part of the month we had some snow removal and then after that it warmed up; and we spent quite a bit of time on culverts and straightening and making sure they were flowing; and we’ve replaced four culverts at the JD Buckhorn ‘Y’”… [More…]

Spread of equine strangles has slowed in Nevada

The spread of equine strangles in Nevada has slowed significantly over the last two weeks; however there are reports of new cases, predominantly in western Nevada, as recently as March 12. Though the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) has not issued any additional requirements, according to the Nevada High School Rodeo Association executive secretary, the… [More…]

BLM generates $131,245 from oil and gas lease sale

The Bureau of Land Management generated $131,245 during its quarterly oil and gas competitive online lease sale March 14. Twenty parcels totaling 35,502.86 acres in Elko and Eureka Counties received bids. A lease is the first step before eventually applying to develop and produce oil and gas from the public mineral estate. Additional planning, environmental… [More…]

Eureka Junior High hoops team wraps up successful season

  Submitted The 2016-17 Eureka Junior High Vandal boy’s basketball team was one for the ages. The season was full of memorable, moments, games and everlasting memories. The team mixed with youthfulness yet with a never quit, never worry and never back down mentality took on teams from all across central Nevada and finished to… [More…]

Eureka County Commission News

COMMISSIONER REPORTS Commissioner Sharkozy participated in a Nevada Works meeting in Reno on Feb. 10, and on the 13th, the Search & Rescue meeting in Crescent Valley; and on the 14th, the Fire Department meeting in Crescent Valley. Chairman Goicoechea met with Forest Service representatives on Feb. 17 regarding implementation of their Record of Decision… [More…]

Gaming Control Board declines to release Laxalt recording

The Gaming Control Board has refused to release to Battle Born Media newspapers an audio recording surreptitiously made by Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett of a conversation with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt concerning litigation involving Las Vegas Sands executive Sheldon Adelson, saying the recording is not a public record under state law. The existence… [More…]

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Feb. 6, 2017 meeting COMMISSIONER UPDATE REPORTS Commissioner Sharkozy attended the Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority meeting by phone. Chairman Goicoechea on Jan. 20 attended the Sage Brush Ecosystem Council where they “did not get important things approved” but at the March 3 meeting they’ll “make another swing at those for the Conservation Credit System”… [More…]

Eureka County Commission News

PUBLIC WORKS Ron Damele, Public Works Director, reported the Planning Commission approved the parcel map for the Catholic Cemetary. The final map is being prepared and he hopes it can get signed which will require a public hearing because the cemetery is being granted 2 plus acres. Damele reported utility systems are working well and… [More…]

Former Water Officials Receive Prison Time

Saying probation was not an option, Clark County District Court Judge Richard Scotti sentenced two former water officials to a minimum of three years in prison plus restitution of $1.3 million dollars to the Virgin Valley Water District on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Former VVWD Chief Hydrologist Michael “Boomer” Johnson and Robert Coache, former Deputy State… [More…]

Eureka County Commission News

LOOKING FOR ANOTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER With Agenda items in place for the Commissioners to address review of information from Nevada Health Centers in relation to two mid-level providers at the Eureka Medical Clinic and one mid-level provider for the Crescent Valley Clinic for the specified days of operation and an agenda item to consider… [More…]