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A Carson City judge’s recent decision about Nevada’s two-tier minimum wage law could mean more workers are eligible for the higher $8.25 per hour rate, rather than the $7.25 allowed if the employer provides health insurance. Judge James Wilson last month struck down two portions of Nevada code based on the minimum wage constitutional amendment voters passed in 2006. Nevada
Published: September 4, 2015
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward for anyone with information on an assault on law enforcement officers.On Sept. 1, at 8:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office Raven Helicopter was on a routine patrol over downtown Reno when it was struck by a laser several times. The laser caused damage to the pilot and observer’s eyes and the helicopter
Published: September 4, 2015
The Nevada Day Parade Committee is looking for a volunteer marshal for this year’s parade, planned on Saturday, Oct. 31. The parade marshal helps with parade entry coordination. A lunch voucher and breakfast are provided.Orientation meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 14 and 21 at the Nevada Day Store, 108 W. Telegraph St. Anyone interested in being a returning
Published: September 4, 2015
The Nevada Recycles program and The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas are holding a statewide recycled art contest. Projects must be composed of used recyclable materials, such as tires, electronics, appliances, plastic bags, bottles or batteries. Fastening materials can include tape, glue or string. Submission of an entry form and photos of artwork are due by Oct. 25.In
Published: September 4, 2015
The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is offering train rides featuring the famous Virginia & Truckee Steam Locomotive No. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday. The steam train runs around the museum’s loop and takes approximately 30 minutes. Visitors are invited to explore the museum’s interpretive center where the award-winning restoration
Published: September 4, 2015
Information abut upcoming trips for seniors will be available at Silver Sierra Adventurers’ next meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday upstairs at the Carson Nugget. All guests are welcome. For more information, go to www.frontiertraveltours.com, and click on the Silver Sierra Adventurers link, or call 775-882-2942.
Published: September 4, 2015
Like any business the news industry sees it share of employees come and go. The Lahontan Valley News and similar community newspapers all face similar situations when it comes to their employees. Some stay for only a few years, using the smaller newspaper as a stepping-stone to something bigger in a larger community. Others wind up staying for much longer
Published: September 4, 2015
Celebrate Labor Day responsiblyThe arrival of Labor Day weekend is a time to relax, take a trip, and toast to the end of summer, or all three. Many adults will choose to celebrate the holiday with alcohol, so it’s important to remember the importance of designating a driver or skipper before festivities begin. As the local Anheuser-Busch distributor, Capital Beverages
Published: September 4, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.WEDNESDAYAt 10:50 a.m., two 55-year-old Carson City men were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, obstructing and open container after deputies responded to the 1000 block of Minnesota Street for two males consuming alcohol in the park. Bail was set at $550
Published: September 4, 2015
Carson City Fire Department personnel were honored Thursday for having the back of the Sheriff’s Office when and after Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell died in an Aug. 15 shootout.The recognition came as the Board of Supervisors began its day’s work. The ceremony included a plaque honoring at least 17 fire and emergency response personnel, which was accepted by Capt. Dan
Published: September 4, 2015
An upgrade in Carson City government’s fiber communications linkage involving no more than about $320,000 prompted a wider discussion Thursday.Voting without dissent, the Board of Supervisors determined Curtis and Sons, Inc., was the lowest of two bidders at $290,203.50, but with a 10 percent contingency amount possible, to handle the city’s fiber optics linkage involving city dispatch, the Public Works
Published: September 4, 2015
Carson City Access TV viewers who tuned in to see recent public government meetings were unable to do so.The Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday and the Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee meeting the evening before, both in the Carson City Community Center’s Sierra Room, couldn’t reach viewers due to a glitch that was still of undetermined origin late Thursday. City Manager
Published: September 4, 2015
The longest running solo play in Broadway history is coming to Carson City at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.“Defending the Cavemen,” Rob Becker’s Broadway comedy about the sexes, is being presented by the Friends of the Carson City Library. The play focuses on the ways men and women relate
Published: September 4, 2015
Dayton’s new football coach, Tom Eck, wasn’t too flustered after his team’s 38-0 season-opening loss at Lovelock.It’s about improvements and making timely adjustments, a process toward building what Eck calls a dream program. “I keep saying I’m boring everyone with my process talk, but it is a process,” he said this week in regards to improving the football program. “We
Published: September 4, 2015
The Carson Nugget will host a series of free outdoor concerts in its “Alatte Live” concert series at the historic Laxalt Plaza adjacent to the Nugget’s Alatte Coffee and Wine Bar, beginning Saturday, Sept. 5. Mo’z Motley Blues Band, who entertained during Taste of Downtown, opens the series Saturday.The series will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. every Saturday.
Published: September 4, 2015
150 Years AgoAdvertisement. “Wright & Grant, North side of Plaza, Carson City, Nev. Undertakers and contractors have removed to the old shop formerly occupied by Smith & Wright, on the north side of the Plaza. They have charge of the city cemetery, lately located on the north extension of Carson Street; also of Lone Mountain Cemetery, and will attend to
Published: September 4, 2015
A recent article in the Las Vegas Review Journal dealing with the staffing shortfalls at Child Haven, Clark County’s shelter for abused and neglected children, prompted me to do some further research. What I found was disturbing. Pictures of babies and older children, who never chose to be born, whose lives were cut short in cruel and despicable ways. Stories
Published: September 4, 2015
Blustery winds Wednesday evening made for perfect stunt-kite flying weather at Mills Park for Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer David Folkner of Gardnerville and ‘little brother’ Garrett Burton-Abbott, 8, of Carson City.
Published: September 4, 2015
Bulletproof cops aim of new vestSAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Last May 31, Frank E. Goulart, a Los Angeles motorcycle police officer, pulled over a traffic violator and walked up to inspect his license. The driver shot him with a .32 caliber pistol at a range of two feet. Goulart, 25, father of two boys, fell to the ground. But Goulart
Published: September 4, 2015
RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack passed its first test of the season Thursday night at Mackay Stadium.New starting quarterback Tyler Stewart completed 13 of 20 passes for 163 yards and one touchdown as the Wolf Pack methodically turned back the UC Davis Aggies 31-17 in front of a season-opening crowd of 21,483.The victory over the Football Championship Sub-division Aggies,
Published: September 4, 2015
Carson High’s girls tennis team improved to 2-1 with a 10-8 win over Wooster Thursday afternoon at CHS.Seven of Carson’s 10 wins came from singles players Anya Woodbury (3-0), Shaylin Segura (2-1) and Emma Breeding (2-1). Woodbury lost just six games the entire day, all in a second-set tiebreaker win.Nancy Henrickson and Emily McCaskill went 2-1 (6-2, 6-0) while Elise
Published: September 4, 2015
Sports fodder for a Friday morning... Did anyone ever doubt Tom Brady’s four-game suspension would vanish? The New England Patriots constantly break the rules and all they ever receive at most is a slap on the wrist. But give the Pats credit. They constantly prove to be the smartest organization in all of pro sports. They know exactly what they
Published: September 4, 2015
CRITICAL CONDITIONS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN THE BASIN...A STRONG COLD FRONT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR WILL MOVE THROUGHNORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA FRIDAY AFTERNOON ANDEVENING AND BRING GUSTY WINDS. HUMIDITIES MAY REMAIN ABOVECRITICAL VALUES INTO EARLY AFTERNOON FRIDAY BEFORE DROPPING OFFABRUPTLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING AS MUCH DRIER AIRALOFT MIXES DOWN INTO VALLEYS....RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT
Published: September 3, 2015
Leaders in workforce training in Northern Nevada have seen the dark days of the Great Recession and are now enjoying the dawning of a new era.The panel discussion “Workforce Development for the New Economy” at the recent Governor’s Conference on Business featured Don Soderberg, director of Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation; Dr. Marc Johnson, president of the University
Published: September 3, 2015
RENO — Small-scale backyard poultry has become quite popular in recent years in Northern Nevada. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Herds and Harvest Program is offering a small-scale poultry class Sept. 17 to help poultry owners get a good start and maintain a healthy flock.“More people want to know where their food comes from, and as such, they desire to
Published: September 3, 2015
Churchill County’s taxable sales saw an 5.9 percent increase in June to just more than $24.5 million, and for the year, the county is up 12.2 percent to $283.5 million.Rebates due to alternative energy sources resulted in adjustments from the same time one year ago. Comptroller Alan Kalt reported.For the most part, business categories remained the same or showed a
Published: September 3, 2015
While July’s gaming numbers were essentially flat statewide, the Carson Valley Area had a banner month, reporting a 10.35 percent increase in total win to $8.98 million.Game and Table win was up just 1.5 percent in the area, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as Carson City. But slot win was up $836,000 over the same month
Published: September 3, 2015
Nevada’s longest agricultural event begins this afternoon at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. The annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair, which merged earlier this year with the Country Fair, celebrates its 30th anniversary with a variety of events and activities for the Labor Day weekend. The Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair begins at 5 p.m. on a four-day run. “Despite
Published: September 3, 2015
Recently, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in Fallon has received several reports of swarming bees. Swarming occurs when a queen bee leaves a hive, setting off with some of the worker bees in search of a new place to set up a home.However, after speaking with people seeking help, Extension educators have determined that these bees are not swarming, but
Published: September 3, 2015
The Churchill County Commissioners reluctantly agreed to adopt the Churchill County Bicycle Plan that was endorsed by the Nevada Department of Transportation. Bill Story from NDOT said the Churchill County Bicycle Plan was previously part of the Trails Across Churchill County, which is a Statewide Bicycle Plan as required under statute and federal law. It is developed by the NDOT
Published: September 3, 2015
Conservative activist Sharron Angle wants Nevada voters to decide whether to abolish the state health insurance exchange and require photo identification at the polls. The Republican former assemblywoman and former U.S. Senate candidate filed two petitions this week with the Nevada Secretary of State. Proponents would need to gather more than 55,000 signatures from all over the state to get
Published: September 3, 2015
MINDEN — Never mind the final score. As far as the Fallon volleyball team was concerned, its season-opening 3-0 defeat Tuesday night against Douglas was simply another step in preparation for a highly challenging conference season.Douglas (5-3), the defending Northern Division I Region Tournament champion, won swept Fallon 25-11, 25-17, 25-21. The Tigers rallied back to win the final game
Published: September 3, 2015
The power of doubles led the Fallon boys tennis team to an opening 10-8 win over North Tahoe on Tuesday at the Edward Aricinega Complex.Myles Getto and Eric Sabatino, the Greenwave’s No. 1 duo, dropped just one game in three matches as the pair anchored Fallon’s victory.“I think we did pretty good for our first time out,” Fallon coach Jesse
Published: September 3, 2015
Now it matters.Now it is time for the Fallon football team to plug its holes, fine tune its advantages and open the Northern Division I-A slate with a win.Coming off a tough 34-23 loss to Tokay (Calif.), the Greenwave hits the field in their home opener at 7 p.m. today against Truckee at the Edward Arciniega Complex.“It’s league now, so
Published: September 3, 2015
It’s not the same injury that knocked him out of his last season with the Jets.But Fallon’s Josh Mauga finds himself traveling memory lane after suffering an Achilles heel injury during preseason last month with the Kansas City Chiefs. Mauga has missed the last two preseason games as the Chiefs competed in their last tune-up on Thursday before the regular
Published: September 3, 2015
September is one of the best sports months of the year.Baseball pennant races tighten. College and pro football begins. And another edition of high school sports floods the area from the Greenwave competing on the football field to battling on the golf course.With the third chapter of the Brian Polian era at Nevada, fans will get a strong feel for
Published: September 3, 2015
Death threats made against a Carson City District Court judge included a Christmas card with the words “You Will Die” inside, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.The Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigation Division, has been investigating multiple incidents of attempted violence against Carson City Judge John Tatro. Tatro received a written threat
Published: September 3, 2015
Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association is looking for anyone in the Carson City area interested in taking an amateur radio general license class, which will be held for two hours an evening for eight weeks. Location and dates will be determined upon interest shown. To upgrade a technician’s license, call Billie Jo McAfee at 530-577-8434. Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association
Published: September 3, 2015
All retired active and retired federal employees are invited to attend National Active Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, Chapter 1329’s meeting on Sept. 15 at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant on South Carson Street. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, which will be followed by a business meeting at noon. Current and proposed legislation before Congress that affects the
Published: September 3, 2015
Carson City Natives & Newcomers is putting on a picnic and fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Family, at Highway 50 and Saliman Road. Chicken will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite dishes to share. Some attendees will wear clothing they bought at Classy Seconds on Hot Springs Road. All purchases there
Published: September 3, 2015
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has voted to reinstate a lawsuit arguing Nevada failed to provide required voter registration services to the poor.The suit was filed by the National Council of La Raza and the Las Vegs and Reno-Sparks branches of the NAACP.That means the organizations providing voter registration drives in low-income areas can go back to Nevada’s U.S.
Published: September 3, 2015
RENO — The Reno Housing Authority is accused of violating U.S. labor laws by hiring assistant apartment managers at public housing units to work long hours for only a fraction of the minimum wage, with no overtime, in exchange for free rent. Lawyers for a disabled U.S. military veteran are seeking class-action status for the suit over the practice they
Published: September 3, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Electric carmaker Tesla has announced that it will obtain lithium for its batteries from two companies in northern Mexico, leaving Nevada lawmakers who approved major tax incentives for the company frustrated. In 2014 the Nevada Legislature approved $1.3 billion in tax incentives for Tesla’s Reno gigafactory. The Las Vegas Sun reports that during legislative debates over the
Published: September 3, 2015
Rita Geil and other poets will be featured in True Lies and Lullabies, an evening of big-band music and poetry with Mile High Jazz Band and vocalist Cindee LeVal from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the courtyard outside Comma Coffee in Carson City. Along with Geil, the program will feature Wayne Carlson, Joe Crowley, Krista Lukas, and Susan Sara
Published: September 3, 2015
Where’s lawsuit against teaching of religion of evolution in schoolsThe headline “ACLU sues to block school vouchers program” on Aug. 28 reveals the blatant hypocrisy of the ACLU and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State. They are suing to block Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts program because they are worried that some taxpayer money might go to a
Published: September 3, 2015
Bloody campus — Two dead; 75 injured in brutal college riotingOxford, Miss. — UPI — Negro James Meredith, 29, registered today at the University of Mississippi and began attending classes on a campus littered with debris of a major riot that took two lives and injured at least 75 persons.“It is not a happy occasion,” he said. About 400 U.S.
Published: September 3, 2015
The medical staff of Carson Tahoe Health is offering the Jack L. Davis Memorial Scholarship fund to benefit Western Nevada College students, in memory of the orthopedic surgeon who passed away earlier this year.The memorial scholarship, administered by the Western Nevada College Foundation, is designed to support and encourage the science professionals of tomorrow by contributing $1,000 each year to
Published: September 3, 2015
An annual festival that celebrates art and agricultural life found in Mason and Smith valleys is returning Sept. 10-12 at the Jeanne Dini Center, 120 N. California St. in Yerington. Yerington Theatre for the Arts’ sixth annual Taste of the Valley Festival showcases local foods, arts, music, culture and tradition. The three-day event includes a street festival, art show, farm-to-fork
Published: September 3, 2015
Carson Valley Community Theatre is selling tickets for its upcoming production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” a comedy about the misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks solitude in a small New England town. The show, written by John Patrick and directed by Dave Josten, follows Myra Marlowe to Beaver Haven in New England, where she writes her
Published: September 3, 2015
Downtown Carson Street’s makeover design at the 60 percent stage was presented to a city government citizens’ panel Wednesday, but members bypassed acting on it.The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee (RACC) learned of a few changes from the 30 percent design, but apparently wanted options to ponder, so it tabled action on recommending it to the Board of Supervisors. Mike Bennett
Published: September 3, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments over whether Sen. Ben Kieckhefer’s lawsuit charging a campaign ad defamed his reputation.The television ad charged Kieckhefer, a Republican who represents south Reno and Carson City, “endorsed and supported Harry Reid in 2010.”Kieckhefer sued charging Gary Schmidt, a GOP challenger, had irreparably damaged his political reputation.Washoe District Judge Jerry Polaha granted Kieckhefer
Published: September 3, 2015
The Nevada Wolf Pack football team is well aware it should beat the UC Davis Aggies rather easily at 7 p.m. tonight in its season opener at Mackay Stadium.It’s just nobody is allowed to talk about it.“We overlook nobody,” Pack head coach Brian Polian said. “I can’t imagine we’re looking past anybody.”The Football Championship Sub-division Aggies, of the Big Sky
Published: September 3, 2015
Corey Jasper has shuffled between guard and center more times than he can count during his Carson High football career. While many players would complain, Jasper doesn’t. He’s all about team, and that attitude is what CHS coach Blair Roman loves about him.“Whatever the team needs him to do, he’ll do,” said Roman, whose 0-1 Carson Senators visit McQueen Friday
Published: September 3, 2015
MINDEN — Sophomore Talyn Jackson produced a quadruple double to help lead Douglas to a 3-1 victory against Yerington Wednesday.Douglas (6-3) rallied from a first set setback to take the non-league win by scores of 21-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-13 in a matchup between two of the North’s top programs. Douglas is the defending Northern Division I Region Tournament champion and
Published: September 3, 2015
Abel Sanchez is making up for lost time.Sanchez, who was academically ineligible last season, celebrated his first varsity game with two goals to lead Carson High’s boys soccer team to a resounding 6-0 season-opening win over out manned Reno in a Division I crossover match Wednesday night at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.Both of Sanchez’s goals came in
Published: September 3, 2015
The long anticipated EPIC Report was released Tuesday by the Economic Development authority of Western Nevada.The report has been cited for months in reference to predictions of significant job growth in the region over the next five years, which is expected to spur monumental population growth.The report provides four possible growth scenarios for a five-county study area comprised of Washoe,
Published: September 3, 2015
A reader has challenged me to opine on “a method of changing our current system of government that we could implement to begin a return to the original intent of a constitutional republic.”I doubt the reader meant one way of changing our “system” so much as reforming how the government works in the 21st century. Otherwise, we would be looking
Published: September 3, 2015
150 Years AgoFord’s Theater. Ladies in Washington are planning to raise $55,000 for a fund to purchase Ford’s Theater. If Congress is unwilling to appropriate the whole amount required for the purchase, they will be willing to make up the whole purchase. They intend to convert the building into a magnificent public library.130 Years AgoCandelaria flagpole. They say the camp
Published: September 3, 2015
Craig Fletcher will perform with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher will perform with Terri Campillo and Rocky Tatarelli at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and with Gerry Wright and Campillo at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Glen Eagles.DJ Bobby G will be present Country Night at 6 p.m. today at Living the Good Life,
Published: September 3, 2015
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an attempted arson on a Carson City judge.The Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigation Division, has been investigating multiple incidents of attempted violence against Carson City Judge John Tatro. With the most recent incident being on May
Published: September 2, 2015
A dozen Nevada lawmakers were pleasantly surprised a week or two back when their constituents received full color fliers in the mail urging support for their vote in favor of taxes to improve K-12 education.The flier received by voters in Sen. Ben Kieckhefer’s Carson City and south Reno district leads off with: “Senator Ben Kieckhefer stands up for Nevada Children.
Published: September 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE — Wildlife officials on Wednesday released a mother black bear and her cub into the Sierra wilderness, one day after they were accidentally trapped near a home in Crystal Bay.The six-year-old, 150-pound sow and her 30-pound male cub were trapped Tuesday morning in Crystal Bay, according to a statement from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.NDOW labeled it “a
Published: September 2, 2015
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. — A second person has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Washoe County, health officials confirmed Tuesday.The individual, who lives in the Rosewood Lakes area of Reno, was hospitalized for several days with the neuroinvasive form of WNV, according to the Washoe County Health District.District Communications Manager Phil Ulibarri said the individual exhibited typical symptoms of
Published: September 2, 2015
A woman found dead in her living room on Tuesday night was identified as Gardnerville resident 82-year-old Phyllis Lewis.Her husband, 86-year-old William Lewis, was in the home at 1471 Edlesborough Circle when deputies found her body, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks.He’d barricaded himself in the house and was taken away on a gurney after officers learned he
Published: September 2, 2015
SlotWorld in Carson City will donate all proceeds made at Betsy’s Cafe on Sept. 10 to the family of Deputy Carl Howell, who was killed on the morning of Aug. 15 in the line of duty while responding to a physical domestic disturbance call.For more information, call SlotWorld at 775-882-7568.
Published: September 2, 2015
David Ruf, owner of Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City, is presenting a series of gardening workshops this month at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.A session about composting is at 10 a.m. Saturday. Autumn container planting is the topic of a session at 1 p.m. Sept. 12.Fall bulbs for spring color is at 10 a.m. Sept. 19. A
Published: September 2, 2015
Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his monthly “Breakfast with Brad” meeting from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.Carson City residents are encouraged to come with both questions and ideas regarding Carson City issues. No purchase is necessary. Bonkowski buys the coffee.
Published: September 2, 2015
TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will feature Elizabeth Pitcairn, a violinist who will play the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City. Also on the program are soloists and the 70-voice Symphony Chorus performing selections from the Verdi Requiem. Tickets are available at the door or at www.toccatatahoe.org.
Published: September 2, 2015
A chili feed fundraiser for local veterans is planned from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Veterans Hall, at the corner of Second and Curry streets. The event, hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary #3726, offers bowls of chili with all the fixings for $5 per person.For more information, call Shirley Amundson at 775-883-4736.
Published: September 2, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.TUESDAYAt 12:57 p.m., a 63-year-old Dayton man was arrested on suspicion of DUI-first offense after deputies responded to reports of a welfare check at the College Parkway Nevada State Bank because a man had ran over two curbs and was parked, hunched
Published: September 2, 2015
A recent article by Assemblyman Randy Kirner claimed that the record spending and largest-ever tax increase adopted this year by Nevada legislators and Gov. Brian Sandoval showed “great restraint and balance” and “responsible management” and will “secure a better future for our community and our children.”That’s all false, and the numbers he used for support are totally misleading.His key claim
Published: September 2, 2015
MINDEN — The Douglas Tigers used a balanced attack to sweep past Fallon 3-0 in a non-conference match on Tuesday night.Douglas (5-3) won by 25-11, 25-17, 25-21. The Tigers rallied back to win the final game after trailing by scores of 18-13 and 20-15.Talyn Jackson contributed 20 assists, eight kills and two aces for the Tigers. Taryn Allmett finished with
Published: September 2, 2015
This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and Carson City Health and Human Services is focusing on helping Carson City families find ways to raise happy, healthy kids. Currently, one in three American children is overweight or obese. These children are at
Published: September 1, 2015
If Dec. 7, 1941 was “A day that will live in infamy,” with the sinking of our battleship USS Arizona BB-39, then Sept. 2, 1945, was a monumental day on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri, “Big Mo,” BB — 63. Japan’s surrender spared the pain and suffering of 1 million American casualties and tens of millions of Japanese
Published: September 2, 2015
I’m in the midst of a move, relocating after a 15-year sojourn in a cabin at a spring in a leafy canyon, midway down the Virginia Range’s east slope, in American Flat. The Comstock’s current mining project here has surpassed our level of tolerance, and our life in paradise is drawing to a close.The new shop/living space is smaller than
Published: September 2, 2015
150 Years AgoOldest man in the world. In Caledonia, Wisc., lives Joseph Crele, who is 139 years old, according to his record of baptism. He speaks English quite imperfectly, but converses fluently in French. He is active, chops wood and walks several miles.130 Years AgoAttacked by an eagle. Tom Winster had been prospecting in Camp Creek country with the 7-year-old
Published: September 2, 2015
When I was in our local bank awhile ago, one of the tellers said she liked my column, so I asked what she’d like to see next. The response was a typical one for summer gardeners: what in the world to do with all the extra summer squash and zucchini that are so prolific this time of year. And then
Published: September 2, 2015
Hopes natural vegetation can be restoredMr. Powell is correct on his commentary. My observation is that prior to the freeway completion to Fairview that the deer seldom crossed Carson Street. The reduced traffic seems to have removed or lessened that hazard barrier for them. I am guessing that opening the next section may see them expand there territory more to
Published: September 2, 2015
May 20, 1910Comet’s tail swerved, missing Earth entirelyIn all parts of the world astronomers are puzzling over the action of Halley’s comet. Wednesday at 4 o’clock p.m. was the time fixed for the earth to enter the tail of the visitor but there has so far been nothing doing. In all the observatories of the earth scientists are studying the
Published: September 2, 2015
Quality of Life tax revenues will ascend from about $2.1 million last fiscal year to $2.6 million in Fiscal Year 2019-20, a Carson City government projection shows.Those figures were disclosed during a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting Tuesday by Roger Moellendorf, Parks and Recreation Department director, who ventured the opinion that means revenues in FY20 would be about what the
Published: September 2, 2015
Feb. 10, 1923 - Aug. 31, 2015Robert “Skip” Brandt died in his home at Carson Plaza on August 31, 2015 in Carson City, NV. He was 92. Mr. Brandt was born on February 10, 1923 in Quincy, Illinois to his parents Charles and Daisy Brandt. During World War II, he served four years in the Air Force and flew fifty
Published: September 2, 2015
Mallory and Molly Otto are identical twins. They dress alike, talk alike and finish each other’s sentences. And, they play a pretty good game of soccer, too.Mallory scored twice off assists from, you guessed it, Molly, and the Carson Senators went on to knock off Reno, 3-1, in a Division I crossover girls season-opening soccer match Tuesday night at the
Published: September 1, 2015
GARDNERVILLE — At approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Douglas County Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Edlesborough Circle for a suspicious circumstance report. When deputies arrived they found evidence of a crime. Deputies made entrance into the residence and found a female victim dead in the living room and a male barricaded inside the residenceDouglas County Sheriff’s CNT and SWAT
Published: September 1, 2015
GARDNERVILLE — At approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Douglas County Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Edlesborough Circle for a suspicious circumstance report. When deputies arrived they found evidence of a crime. Deputies made entrance into the residence and found a female victim dead in the living room and a male barricaded inside the residenceDouglas County Sheriff’s CNT and SWAT
Published: September 1, 2015
In an effort to get their best athletes on the field more often, the Carson Senators are going to make a couple of subtle changes on both sides of the ball when they visit McQueen at 7 p.m. Friday night in a football non conference game.The first change is standout senior wide receiver Connor Pradere could see much more action
Published: September 1, 2015
After being neglected for years during the recession, Nevada’s Capitol is getting nearly $1 million worth of much-needed repairs and upgrades.The most prominent work right now is the total remodeling of the main floor restrooms. That work, costing a total of $273,276 for both the men’s and women’s restrooms, is nearing completion. Public Works Manager Gus Nuñez said not only
Published: August 30, 2015
Imminent sale of the Empire Ranch Golf Course complex for $3.5 million is anticipated, and the buyer is being made aware of Carson City government’s need to continue disposing of treated effluent there.Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury said an offer came at an Aug. 25 hearing in the District of Nevada U.S. Bankruptcy Court, that escrow is expected to
Published: September 1, 2015
A grand opening is set Sunday for the new Firehouse Subs fast casual restaurant in Suite 1 at 3120 U.S. Highway 50 East.The chain outlet features meats and cheeses steamed on a sub roll with produce and condiments, as well as other fare. This outlet is owned by Damon and Karin Kreizenbeck and Patrick and Kay Lindsay. Like other restaurants
Published: September 1, 2015
In response to recent community-wide assessments, Churchill Community Coalition is launching an alcohol prevention campaign targeting the local sale and distribution of alcohol to minors. Despite laws regarding drinking age, many of our youth engage in the use of alcohol. This is supported by a general consensus that alcohol is easily accessible, socially accepted, advertised, glamorized, and not strictly enforced
Published: September 1, 2015
There are more Republicans running for their party’s nomination for president than Carter has liver pills, to coin an old, old phrase. When it comes to many of the things that most Americans seem to agree on they are all as silent as a church mouse. Oh, they’re talking alright, but it’s not what they are saying that you need
Published: September 1, 2015
It might still be hot August nights in Nevada, but get ready for the Mother of All Blizzards!No, I’m not talking about that white stuff that falls from the sky on Christmas.I’m talking about the major league snow job - with a blizzard of propaganda - that Gov. Brian Sandoval is about to unleash on Nevada voters in his efforts
Published: September 1, 2015
We think Carson City resident Steven David’s idea to name the Carson City Freeway after Deputy Carl Howell. It would be an excellent way to honor the deputy who gave his life in the line of duty on Aug. 15.Howell’s sacrifice during a domestic battery call on Aug. 15 was an example of how one good man can prevent a
Published: September 1, 2015
Nobody likes visiting the doctor, no matter how nice they are or sitting waiting to be seen. My son Doug and I have had our full share of illness, doctors and hospitals this last year. Make no mistake, we’re both very, very thankful for the help we’ve received. Due to all of this, I looked heavenward and said, “enough, already.”
Published: September 1, 2015
JOIN, Inc., a nonprofit career training agency in Northern Nevada, announced Monday funding for enrollment of low-income young adults in free occupational skill courses.JOIN, also sometimes called Job Opportunities in Nevada, announced the funding is from the U.S. Department of Labor and Nevadaworks to enroll young adults who are 18 to 24, and the skill courses are intended to lead
Published: September 1, 2015
With less than an hour left before the 5 p.m. Monday deadline, the Coalition for Nevada’s Future filed suit in Carson City District Court to block the petition that seeks to have voters block the 2015 legislative tax package.The petition was filed Aug. 10 by anti-tax protesters led by Chuck Muth challenging the entire text of Senate Bill 483, the
Published: September 1, 2015
The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during July 2015.Jeffrey Paul Appleby and Kristina Rae Appleby.Ruby Arias and Gerard Jackie De Los Santos.Gayle Baker and Timothy Baker.Maria Angela Beltran De Protti and Franco Wolfgang Protti.Doron Michael Biniamini and Dolores Mary Gardner.Robin Lynn Bowers and Michael Thomas Kobielsky.Lawrence George Brown and Wendy Ann Gilbert.Leslie Marie Byers and Robert David
Published: September 1, 2015
The first County Commission meeting of September will be conducted tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will discuss and that are up for possible action include the following:Consideration and possible action regarding special recognition of employees who participated in the fourth annual Community Day Event held on
Published: September 1, 2015
Another racy act led to a not guilty plea Tuesday in District Court.Like the couple discovered two years ago at the Churchill Arts Council, the most recent passionate public encounter lead to a pair of arrests.Paul Lee Jr. faces two charges when authorities arrested him for allegedly being wrapped in an intimate pose with Maylynn Boots, a transient, at a
Published: September 1, 2015
RENO — “Be proud of the place you live and live so that your place is proud of you,” is the paraphrased Abraham Lincoln quote Gov. Brian Sandoval shared with the soldiers and families of the Nevada Army National Guard’s 757th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion today as he spoke during a Yellow Ribbon ceremony that welcomed the unit home from
Published: September 1, 2015
Life sometimes can seem off kilter as responsibilities mount and people plow all their physical and mental resources into what seems to be the most pressing crisis of the moment.But Lumbie Mlambo said that’s a good time to take a step back. Everyone has the potential to shine in life’s darkest moments, but the key to achieving goals and an
Published: September 1, 2015

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