June 20, 2023
One of the largest land swaps ever proposed in the history of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) between Winecup-Gamble Ranch, owned by Kroenke Ranches, and the BLM has caused concern among many surrounding counties, organizations and individuals as it is likely to have a big impact on Nevadans.
The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) has reported that Humboldt County has seen 250 wildfires, burning 480,766.78 acres, since 2018. The majority of the fires, 173, have been human caused, destroying six different ranches, grazing land, and animal habitats. The remainders have been caused by weather or the cause has not been determined.
'Tis the season for road and street maintenance, repair and construction in Winnemucca. The Winnemucca City Council recently awarded a bid for a large pavement project to Sierra Nevada Construction at its regular meeting on Aug. 8 with all members present.
The Humboldt County Board of Commissioners and the Winnemucca City Council met for a joint meeting to discuss a shared cost agreement for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The proposal was unanimously approved by both the Board and the council as a part of the Commission's regular meeting on July 24 (with all members present).
Although the Winnemucca City Council approved a seven percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase for the next two years for city employees, they denied a request by the Winnemucca City Employee Association (WCEA) and the Winnemucca Police Officers Association (WPOA) for a retention bonus. The decisions came during a regular meeting June 6.