Eureka County History: Murder in Cortez

Once there was a mining town by the name of Cortez, very near the border between Eureka and Lander county. Historians say its long history began in 1862, while the Civil War was raging full scale back east when a group of Hispanics discovered silver ore next to Mount Tenabo. After being sent to Austin,… [More…]

Local Man Earns Conservation Award

Chad Bliss, long time resident of Eureka County, was awarded the Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award at the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners meeting on Saturday, August 12. The award is given annually to recipients who have demonstrated significant results towards conservation, management or enhancement of wildlife. Larry Johnson submitted a nomination for Chad back… [More…]

Vandals Open Season Tonight at Smith Valley

Time to get after it. The season opens for Eureka County High football team tonight. The team is on the road to Smith Valley for a non-league game with the Bulldogs. Looking to improve on last year’s 5-5 record, and make the playoffs again, coach Frank Minoletti says the boys are coming along well after… [More…]

The Remarkable Story of Charlie Parkhurst

During the early days of the Comstock Lode, before the railroads were built, the preferred method of transportation for passengers and small freight was by stagecoach. These sturdy coaches, drawn by teams of four or six horses, followed the rough and treacherous mountain roads taking people, baggage, mail, gold, and newspapers to every community in… [More…]

Eureka Girls Begin Play Next Weekend

Volleyball has not gone well for Eureka over the past 10 years, so there is always hope for better things ahead. The best year was 2011 when the girls finished 19-9, placed second in the 1A North (east), but lost 3-0 to Sierra Lutheran in the first round of the Northern League playoffs. In 2013,… [More…]

Vandals Looking for Big Things this Season

Fourteen players were on the Eureka Vandals football team last season, and they have 14 again this year, at least at the time of this writing, and looking to do as well or better that before. Coach Fred Minoletti, entering his fifth year, has had the boys on the practice field for a couple of… [More…]

Here Comes the Eclipse

The countdown to the 2017 total eclipse of the sun is now just days away. Nevada is in a location that will support a good partial-eclipse view. However, places from which to experience the total eclipse are reachable within an easy day’s drive. The total eclipse, which will take place on Aug. 21, can be… [More…]

Nevada’s Fort Churchill Remains a Sight to See

Just one year after silver was discovered in the Comstock Lode, a band of Paiute and Bannock Indians attacked several white settlers at Williams Station about 30 miles east of Virginia City along the Carson River. The station was burned and several men were murdered. When word of the attack reached the Comstock, a volunteer… [More…]

Wild Horses Adoption Event Coming to White Pine County Fair

The White Pine County Fair is bringing something new to this year’s event. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada Department of Corrections, Silver State Industries on Saturday, Aug.19, will host a saddle-trained wild horse and burro adoption at the White Pine County Fairgrounds. The BLM will offer for adoption three saddle-trained wild horses… [More…]

Eureka Lions Club Honored

The Eureka Lions Club is the only service organization in the small rural town of Eureka. The club has participated in the state’s Adopt-A-Highway Program since August of 2002 and was one of the first organizations to receive a 10-year certificate acknowledging their dedication to the program. Lion Floyd Klindt was one of the original… [More…]