BLM begins water trap gather of wild horses near Boone Spring

The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Wells Field Office began an emergency wild horse gather on May 8 in the Antelope Herd Management Area (HMA) to remove approximately 60 wild horses from private land near Boone Springs approximately 40 mile southwest of Wendover due to a projected lack of water this summer. The BLM… [More…]

Sale notice posted for June oil and gas lease sale

The sale notice and other documents related to the Bureau of Land Management’s Battle Mountain District oil and gas lease sale scheduled to begin June 13 have been posted to the BLM’s website. A complete summary of the parcels to be offered, lease stipulations and other documents related to the lease sale are available at… [More…]

Eureka students participate in rodeo

The WP Rodeo Club is a combination of both middle school and high school students in addition to that, they also have students from Eureka who participate on the team. The team traveled to Washoe for a Jr. High and High School Rodeo this last weekend.   Shay Zeman-Heckethorn placed 11th in poles and 27th… [More…]

Eureka County Commission News – April 20, 2017

By Lisa J. Wolf Eureka Sentinel Correspondent COMMISSIONER UPDATES Commissioner Sharkozy attended a Firewise meeting on March 26 in Reno; the Crescent Valley Fire Department meeting Tuesday the 28th; Wednesday the 29th the Medical Clinic Advisory Committee meeting in Eureka and a Cortez water hearing at the Opera House; a Newmont breakfast meeting April 5… [More…]

Bookmobiles on federal chopping block

By Teri Vance A retired park ranger, Pete Gill now spends his days driving the Bookmobile, delivering library books around Lincoln County. He spends the bulk of his time at elementary schools in Panaca, Pioche and Caliente. “The kids are usually excited to see me,” Gill said. “Sometimes I’ll go into a school and announce… [More…]

Eureka County Commission News – March 30, 2017

BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS In considering Fiscal Year 2017-18 revenue projections, the County received finals from the State and Kim Todd said, “It looks like they’re keeping it right about where it was; it did go up a little bit; you’ll see on the first page the secured and unsecured is at $788 and the net proceeds… [More…]

Questions answered on proposed Gold Bar Mine in Eureka County

By Marianne Kobak McKown Elko Daily Free Press McEwen Mining Inc.’s Gold Bar project in Eureka County would be the company’s first mine in the United States if it is approved by the Bureau of Land Management. The Canadian company and the BLM were in the Eureka Opera House on Wednesday night to answer the… [More…]

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…]