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Forum provides snapshot of development in Humboldt County

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The engines that drive that economy of the Winnemucca area will talk about their plans in the near-future at a forum this week, and attendees will get a sneak peek, too, at the proposals that will fuel the region’s development in the longer-term.

The Second Annual Winnemucca Futures Forum will run from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Convention Center in Winnemucca.

Pat Gray, chairman of the board of the Humboldt Development Authority, says the event and its 20-minute presentations, followed by 10 minutes of questions, is designed to get out as much information as possible in a single day to the largest number of businesses and individuals.

The Humboldt Development Authority, a nonprofit public-private partnership created by the City of Winnemucca and Humboldt County, sponsors the event.

Among the scheduled presentations:

* Newmont Mining will discuss its operations in the region, including the Carlin Trend, Twin Creeks, Phoenix, Long Canyon, Midas, Sandman, and Buffalo Valley.

* Barrick Gold will review operations, including the Carlin Trend, Gold Strike, Cortez and Turquoise Ridge.

* Allied Nevada Gold will update its $1.2 billion expansion of the Hycroft Mine.

* Goldcorp will discuss exploration that has extended the life of the Marigold Mine by an estimated 11 years.

* Western State Lithium will discuss its plans for the continued development of the Kings Valley Project.

* Oregon Energy LLC will provide an update on development of the Aurora uranium project on the Oregon-Nevada border, just west of McDermitt.

* Recology Environmental Solutions will discuss the status of its plans for a Jungo Road mega landfill.

* Winnemucca Farms will provide an overview of its plans for development of a large-scale power generation complex and industrial park.

* New Vision Development will discuss its plans for one of the largest housing and commercial development projects in the history of Winnemucca.

For information, see winnemuccafutures.com.

To confirm attendance, contact Bill Sims of the Humboldt Development Authority at bills@unr.edu or 775-623-1064.


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