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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]