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Accident On The Salt Flats Kills 1 Injures 5: UPDATE

Posted on 17 August 2017

Update on our breaking news of Wednesday morning: Lt. Ron Johnson from the Tooele County Sheriff’s office said the crash was between a 1987 Ford pickup and a 2017 Toyota Sienna. Johnson says the pickup contained four people — a 73-year-old male driver and three male passengers, ages 77, 48 and 65. We still don’t know the [...] Continue Reading

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Breaking News: Accident On The Salt Flats Kills One Injures Many

Posted on 16 August 2017

This Wednesday morning, August 16th, a head on collision between a minivan and a pickup truck killed one person and injured a few more  on the access road at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The crash had nothing to do with the racing. Multiple medical helicopters were called to the Bonneville Speedway for the fatal accident. Three ambulances, one [...] Continue Reading

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Local Couple Finds Possible Explosive Device

Posted on 04 August 2017

On August 3rd, a local Spring Creek couple walking in an area west of Spring Creek, Nevada found what appeared to be an improvised explosive device and notified authorities. An investigation into was conducted which included the Elko Bomb Squad. The investigation revealed the device, while being relatively sophisticated, did not contain any explosives or detonation [...] Continue Reading

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Arlen Hallbacka Passes Away

Posted on 02 August 2017

Arlen Hallbacka, born June 30th, 1949 passed away July 19th, 2017 of a brief illness. He was the business owner of a Conoco Gas Station, in West Wendover from 1995 to 2005. In 1999, he applied for a gambling licence and was given a limited gaming permit which translated in a few gambling machine, next [...] Continue Reading

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Letter To The Editor: Renewable Energy Supply From Hydroelectricity

Posted on 02 August 2017

Over half of America’s renewable energy supply comes from hydroelectricity. More importantly, hydropower provides a solid base to maintain the reliability of the electricity grid. Hydropower can quickly go from zero power to full production making it extremely important to integrating intermittent wind and solar generation and exceptionally good at meeting rapidly changing consumer demand. [...] Continue Reading

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Two Suspects Steal Wendover Highway Patrol Car

Posted on 31 July 2017

Utah Highway Patrol troopers are grateful for the help of some good Samaritans who let a trooper use their car after a pair of suspects stole the officer’s vehicle as he responded to a crash Sunday morning. The good Samaritans were William O’Briant and his brother, from Layton, heading back from a weekend in Wendover. Later Sunday, police [...] Continue Reading

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Suspects in 18-Wheeler Heist Wanted From Utah To New Jersey

Posted on 31 July 2017

Two suspects arrested Wednesday in Clark County following an 18-wheeler chase have been identified by the Wendover Police Department, of Wendover, Utah, as Jason Earl Wright and Rebecca Ziglar. Wright, from West Wendover, Nevada, and Ziglar, from Wendover, Utah, both face charges for possession of a stolen vehicle and eluding police. Police also charged Wright, 30, [...] Continue Reading

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Geri Wopschall Around The County

Posted on 31 July 2017

Philosopher Camus wrote “Always go too far, because that’s where you will find the truth.” REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION  July 22, 1017 Discussion of funding sources to major repairs on county/ city street roads.     BJ Almberg – NDOT came to town and discussed clustering.  As you know we are short 200 to 300 people to qualify for [...] Continue Reading

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Northeast Nevada Wild Horse Roundup Planned

Posted on 31 July 2017

(AP) Federal officials are planning the biggest roundup in years of horses roaming public rangeland in northeast Nevada. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments for an environmental assessment of the removal of more than 6,700 horses from area between Wells and Ely. The agency estimates the current wild horse population in the Antelope and [...] Continue Reading

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Breaking News: Lee’s Liquor Store Partnering With Mesquite Marijuana Facility

Posted on 31 July 2017

The owners of the new Lee’s Discount Liquor Store who broke ground last December in Wendover, and due to open end of July-beginning of August just became partners with the Mesquite Marijuana facility operators. What it means is that the Mesquite partners have now a very good chance to get the bid from the City [...] Continue Reading

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Wendover Student On USA Team

Posted on 23 July 2017

Uriah Trammell, a Wendover graduate, represented Wendover High School on USA team Track & Field Sydney, Australia, traveling since July 2nd.  Upon return, Urial will attend South Western college Coos Bay Oregon on a Track & Field Scholarship in the fall 2017. Continue Reading

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In Memory of Orletta (Lettie) Jean Shelton September 25, 1934 ~ July 15, 2017

Posted on 17 July 2017

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away July 15, 2017 in Cedar City, Utah from progressive supranuclear palsy. Orletta (Lettie) Jean Shelton was born on September 25, 1934 to Wilda Hyde and Ralph Rundle. Lettie married David Watson Shelton on June 16th, 1969 in Ely, NV. Together, they raised 7 children: [...] Continue Reading

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