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Elko Animal Shelter

Statistics for week of Jan. 4-11:

Incoming: 31

Adopted: 14

Redeemed to Owner: 9

Rescue Groups: 10

Euthanized: 3 (Feral Cats: 3)

Currently In-House: 16


1-male Australian Shepherd mix

1-neutered male Shepherd mix

1-male, 1-female Pitbull mix

1-male, senior Border Collie mix

1-female Shepherd mix

1-spayed female Pitbull mix


2-male, 1-female Shepherd mix

1-female Labrador mix


Adults: 2 (1-neutered male)

Young Adults: 1

Kittens: 1


Jan. 13

Today is the 13th day of 2018 and the 24th day of winter.

TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1898, French writer Emile Zola’s editorial “J’accuse” was printed in the newspaper L’Aurore, exposing the military cover-up known as the Dreyfus Affair.

In 1910, a live performance from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City became the first public radio broadcast.

In 1942, the Allies announced they would prosecute war criminals after World War II.

In 1990, Virginian L. Douglas Wilder became the first elected African-American governor.

In 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Horatio Alger (1832-1899), author; Sophie Tucker (1884-1966), singer; Robert Stack (1919-2003), actor; Gwen Verdon (1925-2000), dancer/actress; Charles Nelson Reilly (1931-2007), actor; Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1961- ), actress; Trace Adkins (1962- ), singer-songwriter; Patrick Dempsey (1966- ), actor; Orlando Bloom (1977- ), actor; Nate Silver (1978- ), statistician; Liam Hemsworth (1990- ), actor.

TODAY’S FACT: Emile Zola is buried in the Pantheon necropolis in Paris, along with Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Marie Curie, Louis Braille and other French luminaries.

TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1999, Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan retired from the NBA for the second time. He would return to the NBA for a third and final stint in 2001.

Police Log: Jan. 11, 2018

Jan. 11

Brian E. Adams Jr., 26, of Spring Creek was arrested at the Elko County Jail for burglary and 16 counts of grand larceny of a gun. Bail: $345,000


Brian R. Chapman, 54, of Spring Creek was arrested at 213 Bullhead Drive for domestic battery. Bail: $3,140


Olivia J. Dennison, 33, of Elko was arrested at 445 S. Seventh St. for domestic battery. Bail: $3,140


Aaron W. Keller, 27, of Spring Creek was arrested on Lamoille Highway for false statement to obstruct an officer, possession of a hypodermic device, and three counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail: $4,200


Juan J. Luna, 32, of Twin Falls was arrested on Lamoille Highway for manufacturing, importing, possessing or using a dangerous weapon. Bail: $2,500


Anthony D. Neilson, 27, of West Wendover was arrested at Elko County Jail for committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in gaming establishment, cheating at gaming, and burglary. Bail: $45,000


Dennis A. Sanchez, 36, of Elko was arrested at the Mountain City Highway Maverik on a warrant for battery and disturbing the peace. Bail: $1,495


Brock A. Simmons, 22, of Elko was arrested at 659 Juneau St. for parole violation. No bail


Michael A. Wallace, 40, of Tooele, Utah was arrested at 1855 Wendover Blvd. for possession of a controlled substance and two counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail: $6,480


Hi Lo Forecast

Saturday 48 23 Sunny

Sunday 51 25 Sunny

Monday 53 26 Mostly Sunny

Tuesday 50 26 Chance Showers

Elko stats

Normal high/low36/14

Record high 55/2003

Record low¬-23/1917

Today’s sunrise7:06

Today’s sunset4:37

Month’s precipitation0.34”

Water Year precipitation2.04”

Yesterday’s temps




Las Vegas63/44



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US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in the United States has declared Canada lynx recovered and said the snow-loving wild cats no longer need special protections following steps to preserve their habitat.

The Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will begin drafting a rule to revoke the lynx’s threatened listing across the Lower 48 state under the Endangered Species Act. Wildlife advocates said they would challenge the move in court.

First imposed in 2000, the threatened designation has interrupted numerous logging and road building projects on federal lands, frustrating industry groups and Western lawmakers.

Some scientists and wildlife advocates have warned that climate change could reduce lynx habitat and the availability of its primary food source — snowshoe hares.

Thursday’s decision came after government biologists shortened their time span for considering climate change threats, from 2100 to 2050, because of what they said were uncertainties in long-term climate models.

An assessment by government biologists based on that shorter time span concluded lynx populations remain resilient and even have increased versus historical levels in parts of Colorado and Maine.

Canada lynx are about the size of bobcats, but with huge paws to help them navigate deep snow. The animals also are found in Montana, Minnesota, Idaho and Washington state.

There’s no reliable estimate of their population, leaving officials to rely on information about habitat and hare populations to gauge the species’ status.