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Winnemucca to Hwy 395 north of Susanville, Part 3

Black Rock Desert Well, here we are again, traveling from Winnemucca, NV, to Highway 395 north of Susanville, CA, and we’ve just made it to the west end of the Jungo Road where it intersects with NV S.R. 447 (formerly S.R. 34) just south of Gerlach. You’ve probably noticed that I haven't been blogging much recently. I'm not really sure why. Sometimes the work I do takes the writing right out of me, partly because I do enough writing many days that I'm totally done with that by the end of ...
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Nevada grand jury indicts immigrant in 4 fatal shootings

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Salvadoran immigrant who is in the U.S. illegally on murder charges in the killing of an elderly couple and two women in Nevada. A Washoe County grand jury handed up the indictment in Reno late Wednesday. Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 20, is accused of fatally shooting […]
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Man in custody in connection with the murder of beloved Reno couple

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office said a man is in custody in connection with the murders of Jerry and Sherri David, a Reno couple            [Author: Reno Gazette Journal]
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Some Nevada Governments Are Using Blockchain For Public Records

Some northern Nevada counties are using blockchain, the online ledger best known for helping secure virtual currencies such as bitcoin, to store digital versions of government records like birth and marriage certificates. From a report: The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that as of December in Washoe County, about 950 couples had received secure digital marriage certificates to home computers and smartphones since the program debuted in April 2018. The newspaper found that Elko County is trying si...
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Democrats Look To Grind Out A Must-Win Against Their Top Senate Target

Sen. Dean Heller’s (R-NV) seat has been at the top of every Democrat’s holiday wishlist for the past two years. But he’s not in a giving mood. Heller remains very much in the fight against Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in their high-stakes campaign, Democrats’ best chance of defeating a GOP Senate incumbent and a must-win for the party as they seek to gain and not lose ground in the Senate. National Democrats have been banking on a win in the state for months to have any hope at shrinking Republicans’...
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Suspect arrested in armed carjacking near Burning Man

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect in an armed carjacking near the Burning Man festival. The sheriff’s office says 32-year-old Tiago Gomez of West Hollywood, California, was apprehended after a struggle with deputies and a police dog Tuesday outside a restaurant in Gerlach about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north […]
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Nevada schools, student settle lawsuit over pro-gun clothing

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada school district has settled a First Amendment lawsuit with an eighth-grade student who said his rights were violated when he was told his pro-gun T-shirt violates the district’s dress code. The Washoe County School District and the boy’s attorneys announced Friday the district has updated its dress code […]
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Reno man faces 15 years for second-offense DUI

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man faces up to 15 years in prison after being convicted of driving under the influence for the second time in five years. The Washoe County district attorney said Wednesday 36-year-old Jessie Lovell was found guilty on Friday of one count of driving under the influence of alcohol with […]
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Reno woman gets up to 20 years in 2015 child abuse case

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 30-year-old Reno woman has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for child abuse that left a toddler in her care with permanent brain damage. Washoe County District Judge Egan Walker said at Wednesday’s sentencing that La Shae Gallon will have to serve eight years before she’s considered […]
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Washoe sheriff seeks child abuse suspect in white Porsche

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a 39-year-old man as a suspect in a child abuse and domestic violence investigation at Lake Tahoe. The sheriff’s office said Friday Nicholas Lightfoot of Incline Village is believed to be driving a white 2011 Porsche Panamera. It has […]
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Injured backcountry skier rescued near Mt. Rose summit

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Northern Nevada authorities say an injured backcountry skier was rescued near the Mt. Rose summit. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office sent its RAVEN helicopter and search and rescue team to assist the North Lake Tahoe Fire Department on Sunday evening in reaching a woman with a leg injury. Washoe County Sheriff’s […]
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Salmonella linked to Reno-area smoke shop’s herbal product

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno-area smoke shop has pulled a herbal supplement from its shelves after health officials linked a case of food poisoning to the ingredient kratom. The health district confirmed Tuesday one Washoe County case of salmonella has been linked to a kratom product tied to more than 100 cases of food-borne […]
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County Library in Reno to Remain Open During Radon Gas Tests

Authorities say the Washoe County library in downtown Reno will remain open while officials work to reduce levels of colorless, odorless and potentially dangerous radon in the building.
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16 years in prison for fugitive who shot at deputies in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fugitive who shot at Washoe County sheriff’s deputies during a high-speed chase in Reno last year has been sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison on drug- and parole-related charges. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Eugene Corona was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Reno Tuesday after pleading guilty in […]
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English-Language Program Survives Washoe County School Cuts

The Washoe County school board has tentatively shelved a proposal to cut 10 teaching positions from the program that teaches thousands of students the English language.
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Help sought in probe of dead Reno woman in burning car

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have identified the woman whose body was found in a burning vehicle north of Reno last month but they say the circumstances surrounding her death remain a mystery. The county medical examiner’s office confirmed Tuesday the body of 51-year-old Christine Townsend of Reno was found March 20 […]
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Washoe County Schools Mull Cuts in English-Language Program

Washoe County school students still trying to learn English could suffer the biggest brunt of a list of tentative spending cuts the school board is considering.
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Washoe County Officials Confirm UNR Student Has Measles

Washoe County health officials have confirmed a case of measles at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Burglary Suspect Shot, Killed by Reno Police

The Washoe County sheriff's office says two Reno police officers were involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect while investigating a burglary over the weekend.
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Washoe County Officials Approve Funding for Police Bodycams

Western Nevada officials have approved funding for police body cameras ahead of the July deadline set by the state law requiring police to have the devices.
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Washoe County Schools to Receive $2M in Extra Funding

The number of schools in a western Nevada county that receive additional per-student funding will be more than tripled next year.
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Nevada Governor Fills Family Court Judge Vacancy in Reno

A Washoe County juvenile court hearing master in Reno has been promoted to family court judge.
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Father Donating Security Systems to Nevada School District

A father in Spanish Forks is donating security systems to elementary schools at the Washoe County School District.
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Parent Helps to Secure Schools in Nevada School District

A father in Spanish Forks is donating security systems to elementary schools at the Washoe County School District.
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Officer-involved shooting suspect out of hospital, in jail

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A suspect who was shot by a Washoe County sheriff’s deputy during a stabbing north of Reno three weeks ago has been released from the hospital and now faces multiple criminal charges. Sparks police who are investigating the officer-involved shooting say 20-year-old Maurice Garcia was booked into the county jail on […]
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2 Washoe deputies hurt in crash with suspected DUI driver

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two Washoe County sheriff’s deputies suffered minor injuries in a crash in Reno with wrong-way driver they were trying to keep from colliding with oncoming traffic. KOLO-TV reports the driver of the wrong-way vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Reno police told the Reno Gazette-Journal the […]
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School solar panels turn sunshine into classroom computers

STEAD, Nev. (AP) — New solar panels are helping a Washoe County elementary school turn energy savings into classroom computers. Officials for NV Energy and the Washoe County School District gathered at Stead Elementary School north of Reno on Friday to celebrate a partnership that’s saved more than $16,000 annually since the solar panels were […]
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Suspect in custody while deputies investigate death at Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have taken a suspect into custody while they investigate a suspicious death at Lake Tahoe. The sheriff’s office says officers found a man dead in Incline Village on Tuesday when they were called to a residence near Southwood and Tahoe boulevards at about 10 a.m. The […]
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Northern California kidnapping suspect arrested in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect in a kidnapping and robbery in Northern California. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office says Adrian Bolayog was arrested in Reno Thursday when he showed up at district court regarding a restraining order in an unrelated domestic violence case. He was being held Friday […]
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Utah deputy punches through frozen pond to rescue boy

NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in southern Utah punched through a frozen pond on Christmas Day to rescue a drowning 8-year-old boy. Washoe County Sheriff’s Lt. David Crouse says the boy was chasing his dog at about 5 p.m. Monday when another child saw him fall through the ice on a pond […]
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