Eureka girls take second in 7 events at state track meet

Lucky Number 7, at least for the Eureka girls track team. They tied for third place in the team standings with Tonopah, with 77 points, at the 1A State track meet at Foothill High in Henderson. Sierra Lutheran won their fourth consecutive girls title with 144 points. In the boys meet, Spring Mountain won with… [More…]

Vandals fall at home to Mineral County

Mineral County won both games last week with Eureka 11-4 and 14-1. “We did good in the first game,” Vandal coach Kia Davis said, “but in the second game we just never came out to play. We just made too many errors.” In the first game the teams passed the lead back-and-forth, but eventually Mineral… [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…]

Rural business leaders getting ahead of change

In a small Kentucky county with a population of just under 5,000 people, a community is coming together to build something beautiful. Hickman County, Kentucky was deeded a piece of land for “one whole dollar,” according to county judge/executive Kenny Wilson. The three-acre property features an acre-and-half lake, and when the property was handed over… [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…]

Vandals finish 2-2 at Alamo tournament

Eureka, Tonopah and Beaver Dam participated in the Pahranagat Valley Invitational baseball tournament recently in Alamo. For the Vandals, in their first game with Tonopah, the Muckers scored quickly with four runs in the first inning via two doubles, a groundout, and a single. The Muckers added three more runs in the second inning and… [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 girls lose state semifinal thriller to Round Mountain

“A great season, very successful, but disappointing at the end,” is the way coach Travis Gallagher described the season for the Eureka Lady Vandals basketball this year. “We went a lot further than a lot of people thought we might do this year with such a young team. Very proud of what we accomplished,” he… [More…]

Shed hunters urged to respect wildlife and habitat

er hunting is a great hobby that gets families out into Nevada’s vast expanses during late winter and early spring, but those who wish to hunt sheds have a duty to do it responsibly and legally, in order to minimize stress on winter-weakened wildlife and avoid impacts on habitat. Some people might not realize that… [More…]