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Elko Bighorns Unlimited auctioned its first California Bighorn Sheep tag for all eligible areas in Nevada at the nonprofit’s annual fundraising event in February. The proceeds were returned to the Heritage Fund to benefit Nevada's wildlife. From left: Todd Compston, Chris Jasmine and Cory Mahan of Elko Bighorns Unlimited; Mike Cox and Tom Donham of the Nevada Department of Wildlife; Tom Copling and Mike Perchetti of EBU.


Thursday, March 8

Today is the 67th day of 2018 and the 78th day of winter.

TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1782, Pennsylvania militiamen massacred 96 Christian Native Americans at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio.

In 1917, the so-called February Revolution in Russia began with food riots and strikes in Petrograd (St. Petersburg).

In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious education in public schools was unconstitutional.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire” during a speech in Orlando, Florida.

In 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935), Supreme Court justice/author; Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), author; Alan Hale Jr. (1921-1990), actor; Cyd Charisse (1922-2008), actress/dancer; Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010), actress; Micky Dolenz (1945- ), singer/musician; Lester Holt (1959- ), journalist; Aidan Quinn (1959- ), actor; Kenny Smith (1965- ), basketball player/sportscaster; Freddie Prinze Jr. (1976- ), actor;; James Van Der Beek (1977- ), actor.

TODAY’S FACT: Around 3 million Americans (roughly 1 percent of the U.S. population in the 2010 census) have Russian ancestry.

TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1936, the first stock car race was held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Newmont CEO honored for safety, value creation, sustainability

DENVER — Newmont Mining Corp.’s president and CEO, Gary J. Goldberg, received the Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal for his leadership and contributions to the mining industry in “transforming organizations to elite status of value, sustainability and safety.”

The award was presented by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers during the 2018 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration conference.

The Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal was established in 1932 and is awarded for distinguished achievements in mining administration. Charles F. Rand was president of AIME in 1913 and treasurer from 1922 to 1927. Rand developed mines and new processes in iron mining and was president of several mining companies.


Hi Lo Forecast

Thursday 44 24 Mostly Sunny

Friday 47 23 Rain & Snow

Saturday 48 23 Partly Sunny

Sunday 50 22 Partly Sunny

Elko stats

Normal high/low49/25

Record high68/1972

Record low-6/1939

Today’s sunrise6:06

Today’s sunset5:42

Month’s precipitation.45”

Water Year precipitation3.16”

Yesterday’s temps




Las Vegas62/45




Dow Jones Ind. 24,801.36 -82.76 -0.33

Barrick Gold 11.70 -0.14 -1.18

Newmont Mining 37.70 -1.01 -2.61

Southwest Gas 67.61 +0.38 0.57

Klondex 1.39 -0.07 -4.79

Kinross 3.63 -0.09 -2.42

Marianne Kobak McKown / Elko Daily Free Press, file