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A Carson City man celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday. Jerald St. Clair was born on May 28, 1916, on his grandfather’s ranch outside of Portis, Kans. His family relocated to Tulsa, Okla., when he was still a young boy. Growing up with a neighbor like “Pretty Boy” Floyd, the notorious gangster, is not something everybody can say they experienced.
Published: May 28, 2016
Holiday Newton of Gardnerville was one of 60 students inducted into the Champlain College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success on Saturday, April 30. The second annual ceremony took place at Champlain College’s campus in Burlington, Vt.The National Society for Leadership and Success, also known as Sigma Alpha Pi, is a leadership honor society for student leaders
Published: May 28, 2016
Gianna M. Shirk married Kenneth V. Jacks in Carson City on Saturday, May 28. The bride’s father, Jim Shirk, and his wife, Michele, hosted the wedding along with Gianna’s mom, Susan, and her husband, Ray Anthony. Gianna, a local realtor, was born in Van Nuys, Calif. Kenneth was born in Alturas, Calif. He’s an enrolled agent and tax accountant in
Published: May 28, 2016
Gardnerville residents Judie and Lee Hartwick will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 2. The couple were married in Montrose, Calif.Judie volunteers at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in the senior center’s gift shop. Lee is a member of the Tahoe Douglas Elks. They have two children, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. “We have been asked more
Published: May 28, 2016
Note: Menus for week of May 30 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:MONDAY: Center is closed for Memorial Day. TUESDAY: Asian chicken salad with chicken, almonds, chow mein, sesame dressing, berries in a cloud and fortune cookies.WEDNESDAY: N/ATHURSDAY: N/AFRIDAY: N/ADayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road:MONDAY: Center is closed
Published: May 28, 2016
Memorial DayHow can we honorThis Memorial Day?With their sacrificeThey paved our way.Fly a flag, shake a handWith a fine veteranWho fought for our land.It’s such a small tributeTo set aside this dayBut what a huge sacrificeThey have made.Yes, all the brave men and womenWho have gone beforeOur blessings to them and their familiesGod bless them all!Jenny SchnabelCarson CityAnderson Ranch has
Published: May 28, 2016
Nathan Hammock, Pioneer High School senior, earned his Associate of Science degree from Western Nevada College last Monday. He walked across the stage at the Marv Teixeira Pavillion a proud graduate and officer in the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The special fact remained, he had not finished high school yet.As a Jump Start student, he is the first
Published: May 28, 2016
My name is JennyI’m starting a new columnIt’s “Jenny’s Talk of the Town”I will come and meet your fine businessLet me help you be found.I’m going to get to know Carson CityFrom the inside out.I’ll write about my time with youAnd what it’s all about.I’ll write a fun and quirky poemAbout each store and shop.You readers will see my poemAnd
Published: May 28, 2016
150 years agoSleepy Hollow. There is no use in denying it or dodging it — the best way is to make the best of it — these are the most absolutely stagnant days, the dullest times, the least elastic period, the most inferior and dreamy days and the tamest nights that any of us have experienced since Carson became a
Published: May 28, 2016
Pets of the Homeless held a wellness veterinary clinic May 21 at FISH that treated 86 pets for infectious diseases. Services were provided by Dr. Gary Ailes of Sierra Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Mike Pulver of Timberline Animal Hospital and his staff, and Dr. David Kowalek of Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital. Nails trims were done by groomer Jan Covey of Haute
Published: May 28, 2016
The Dayton Post Office helped collect more than 364 bags of food for the Dayton Food Pantry on May 14.Every year on the second Saturday of May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest
Published: May 28, 2016
Carson grad entering National GuardJordan Nash, a 2008 Carson High School graduate, recently commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Washington National Guard, along with 13 other officers at the 2016 Wolf Pack Battalion Commissioning Ceremony for the University of Nevada Reno ROTC program. Nash enters the National Guard as a Military Intelligence Officer for the 1-303 Cavalry Regiment located
Published: May 28, 2016
With millions of square feet of new buildings completed, innovative LEED designs and numerous historic restoration projects, Miles Construction is marking 30 years in business. A diversified Northern Nevada general contractor, the company was founded in 1986 in Carson City, starting with two brothers to now employing more than 29 and playing a role in some of the region’s most
Published: May 28, 2016
Most managers don’t give much thought to what their people expect of them as their manager. You think about this more in terms of what you expect the person managing you should be doing for you. Am I right about this?And I know most managers don’t spend a lot of time asking their people what they expect him/her to do
Published: May 28, 2016
Construction updates for May 29 through June 4.Traffic on N. Carson Street will remain one lane in each direction. Ann, Washington and Robinson streets will be closed intermittently throughout the week, depending on the progression of the project. While Washington and Robinson streets will be closed at times during the week, they will not be closed at the same time.Closures
Published: May 28, 2016
The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.SILVER DOLLAR: Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to all military personnel and veterans as well. Have fun this weekend — that’s
Published: May 28, 2016
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center:To Berzchete Later and Billy Hodge III of Gardnerville, a son, Ryker Sterling Thornton, born April 26, 2016, weighing 8 pounds and 7 ounces.To Ashley Allred and Adolfo Gonzalez of Dayton, a son, Sebastian Russell Gonzalez, born April 27, 2016, weighing 7 pounds and 6 ounces. To Sarina Smith of Carson City, a daughter, Blaire Marie
Published: May 28, 2016
Eleven states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday for ordering the nation’s public schools to permit transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity. In other words, little boys who think they’re little girls can shower with the girls. What fun!But seriously, 11 states led by Texas accuse President Obama and his Education Department of rewriting laws
Published: May 28, 2016
The following information applies to the period of May 30 through June 5. Work will continue on the Downtown Corridor improvement project on Carson Street. For details regarding traffic impacts from the Downtown Carson Street project, refer to the Cone Zone in the Nevada Appeal, or go to www.carsonproud.com. These sources are updated weekly throughout the duration of the project.Lane
Published: May 28, 2016
What can kids do with spare change? Lot’s of things!Nancy Cole’s fifth graders have decided that their change can help shelter animals.Carson Animal Services Initiative, CASI, would like to thank Nancy and her students for once again filling a piggy bank on behalf of homeless animals. Because of community support such as this, our new shelter will be able to
Published: May 28, 2016
Carson Valley resident C.J. Keith is scheduled to resume his Mixed Martial Arts career on June 17 when he appears on a fight card in Fresno, Calif.This will end a two-year hiatus for Keith, a 2004 Douglas High School graduate, who’s scheduled to face undefeated Carrington Banks in a 155-pound bout at the Save Mart Center.Keith will bring an 8-3
Published: May 28, 2016
Doug Williams was hired to fill the newly created position of Nevada State Veterans Coordinator. His job: Finding veterans jobs in state government.“There’s such a diverse range of occupation groups and classifications that we have,” he said.And those men and women exiting the service have experience and skills that fit a wide range of those different state jobs.“There are some
Published: May 28, 2016
The Board of Supervisors will consider water and sewer connection fee increases for new users and a $5.3 million contract for a an energy-related building project. The board’s lengthy and varied agenda Thursday also includes an annual performance review for Nick Marano, city manager; new technology, water and insurance contracts; and the appeal of a special use permit for a
Published: May 28, 2016
Pride was the word of the day on Monday, May 2.It was on that day after more than four years Carson City’s CeCe Davy met her new family members.On May 2 Davy along with others in family met the Derkxes at the history museum in Healdsburg, Calif.Davy and her family are the kin of Arthur Beeman, a former Healdsburg police
Published: May 28, 2016
RENO — Gov. Brian Sandoval is urging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reconsider livestock grazing restrictions in northeast Nevada, saying that may now be unwarranted given a wet winter that has drought conditions on the mend. The Republican governor who recently called for expedited roundups of wild horses in Nevada says the agency’s current management scheme wrongly prioritizes
Published: May 28, 2016
It is not what the dream is; it’s what the dream accomplishes!In 2013, as President of FISH (Friends in Service Helping), I had three goals:1: To obtain funding to save our Thrift Store complex as our mortgage like many was underwater;2: To remodel the Thrift Store to make it more welcoming and inviting to improve sales; and 3: To improve
Published: May 28, 2016
Graduation for the class of 2016 is at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, on the Carson High School football field. One last photo opportunity will happen the morning of graduation. This is the photo of everyone together wearing caps and gowns. The 2016 Senior Class photo will be taken in the gym, so all seniors must arrive at the school,
Published: May 28, 2016
I cut my teeth in journalism covering the Oakland Raiders.I was 22, fresh out of college, and I got to rub elbows with the likes of coach John Madden, Kenny Stabler, Howie Long, Raymond Chester, Dave Casper, Cliff Branch, Todd Christenson, Rod Martin and the late Gene Upshaw to name a few.It was a great five years. The Raiders owned
Published: May 28, 2016
ROUND ROCK — The Reno Aces dropped their second consecutive game, falling to the Round Rock Express by a 4-3 score on Saturday night at Dell Diamond. Aces right-hander Braden Shipley logged his second career complete game, but the Express hit three solo home runs off the former Nevada Wolf Pack star, including two by right fielder Ryan Strausborger. Reno
Published: May 28, 2016
Edward Arthur KingDec 02, 1937 - May 24, 2016Edward Arthur King, died May 24, 2016, at Carson Tahoe Medical Center from the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.He was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Los Angeles to Marcus J. and Josephine H. King.He served in the US Navy, and later worked handling bills of lading and routing for Lee Way
Published: May 28, 2016
Election volunteer Donna Hataway, left, helps Marla Myles of Carson City with her ballot Saturday at the courthouse. Early voting for the June 14 primary election will resume Tuesday at the courthouse.On Saturday, 487 voters early voted: 169 Democrats, 251 Republicans and 67 non-partisan voters.
Published: May 28, 2016
Western Nevada College will host the final display of its acclaimed traveling arts and humanities exhibition, “Always Lost: A Meditation on War,” in the main gallery of the Carson City campus, June 3-July 29. The exhibition, which began as a creative writing class project at WNC in Carson City in 2009, is coming home after being displayed at more than
Published: May 28, 2016
On behalf of the Carson City Host Lion’s Club, I would like to thank all those who helped make the Tom Brooks Memorial Kid’s Fishing Day held on May 7 a great success. Approximately 110 kids and their parents/supervisors were provided an opportunity to fish with the assistance of members from the Kid’s Fishing Derby, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and
Published: May 28, 2016
American flags wave in the breeze at Lone Mountain Cemetery Friday.
Published: May 27, 2016
RENO — The summer baseball season is in its infancy, and the Carson Blue Jays are having a ball.The Blue Jays remained unbeaten with an easy 20-2 win over the Damonte Rebels in second-day action at the Reno Knights Memorial Day Classic Friday night at Damonte Ranch.The Blue Jays exploded for six in the second and seven in the fourth
Published: May 27, 2016
Couch Singers at First BaptistNashville-based gospel and Christian music due Ernie and Jason Couch will be featured in a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 29 at First Baptist Church, 1750 N. Mountain St., Carson City. The concert is free and open to the public.The duo presents a high energy mix of classic and new cutting edge gospel music. “We
Published: May 27, 2016
Vintage project will tarnish city’s characterI agree 100 percent with Guy Farmer’s commentary, “No to ‘Vintage on Mountain Street’” (May 8). The Mayor, the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission are all contributing to the destruction of our city’s character and insulting its citizens in the process. Using such statements as “relieving the monotony of single-family neighborhoods,” our city
Published: May 27, 2016
Recently we had guests out to our house for lunch. They’re not only relatives, but good friends, too. A combination that’s sometimes rarer than hen’s teeth. But these two great people were a sight for sore eyes and we all couldn’t talk fast enough to get everything in during the short visit, but we gave it that old college try.After
Published: May 27, 2016
Everyone wants encouragement, but often we fail to build others up in quality ways. Jesus said: “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another,” (John 13:35). Jesus taught what it means to love others. He told them, “Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one
Published: May 27, 2016
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be expanding its fleet, with the addition of six new vehicles.The department will be receiving five Tahoe SUVs and one pick up truck during the next few weeks. They currently have two of the SUVs that are now on the street.These are the first new patrol vehicles the department has received since 2012, and
Published: May 27, 2016
Summer is always a bustling time in Carson City, full of activities and places to go. Our weather is perfect for long days spent outdoors. In what Kyle Horvath, social media manager for the Carson City Visitors Bureau, is calling the unofficial kickoff to summer, next Saturday is going to be bursting with community events. You can choose one of
Published: May 27, 2016
A new campaign is encouraging residents to see Carson City in a new way — then share it with the rest of the community. “Ride Carson City is more than just a campaign,” said Kyle Horvath, social media manager for the Carson City Visitors Bureau. “It embodies the Carson City lifestyle. It celebrates a community that is active at all
Published: May 27, 2016
The 15th annual Night in the Country Music Festival has completed its lineup for the upcoming festival (July 21-23) in Yerington.The non-profit organization’s LLC has been putting on this concert for 15 years and it keeps getting bigger. Proceeds from Night in the Country go to improve the lives of those in Yerington and Lyon County. The organizers completed the
Published: May 27, 2016
Sunday is perhaps the biggest day of the season for race fans, with the Monaco Grand Prix, the 100th running of the Indy 500, and NASCAR’s longest race, the Coke 600 at Charlotte. Last weekend in the lead up to these events, James Hinchcliffe won the Indy pole and Joey Logano took home a million dollar check by winning the
Published: May 27, 2016
Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with the commercial burglary and theft at the JC Penney Store, 3939 S. Carson St..The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred at 5:01 a.m. May 17. The suspects broke an exterior and interior door with
Published: May 27, 2016
Carson City landlords Betty and Hughston Brinson have settled the lawsuit by federal prosecutors who charged they discriminated against families with children, refusing to rent to them.The Brinsons agreed to pay $36,000 to resolve the allegations and to stop discriminating against families with children. The fine consists of $14,000 to resolve the Housing and Urban Development complaints, $10,000 to a
Published: May 27, 2016
Despite one of the busiest events calendars in a long time, gaming win was down in April by 2.4 percent.Total win of $876.1 million equates to about $21.9 million less than April.Events in Southern Nevada included The Park from New York New York to the Monte Carlo, the opening of the T-Mobile Arena and concerts by Guns and Roses, George
Published: May 27, 2016
Despite winning the endorsement of the Carson City Republican Central Committee, some opponents of Assembly candidate Chris Forbush of Carson City say he’s ineligible to run for the District 40 seat.Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, raised the concern this week in an email pointing out NRS218A.200 requires legislative candidates to have been citizen residents of Nevada for a full year before
Published: May 27, 2016
Ronald Snow passed away May 26, 2016 in Carson City, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of his final arrangements, 775-882-4965
Published: May 27, 2016
July 22, 1928 - May 02, 2016Born July 22nd, 1928 and passed away in her sleep to go with God on May 2nd, 2016. She is survived by her son, Randy, two granddaughters, Tracy and Mellissa and her grandson, Christopher (author of this obituary). She was a wonderful, amazing person and we all learned a lot from her. She was
Published: May 27, 2016
With Memorial Day weekend upon us and the season for more outings on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Nevada Agency, is reminding the community to be aware of the increased chance of wildfire due to drying conditions and increased fuels from the wet spring.“We encourage the public to enjoy their lands
Published: May 27, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.THURSDAYAt 1:53 p.m., a 49-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of a suspended driver’s license, failure to stop at a posted sign, failure to appear warrant and no current insurance after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Golf Club Road
Published: May 27, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore. — The leader of a wildlife refuge occupation in Oregon has retained a new lawyer to defend him against a federal conspiracy charge. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Ammon Bundy has hired J. Morgan Philpot, a former Utah state representative who was born in Oregon. The outspoken tactics of Bundy’s previous lawyer, Mike Arnold of Eugene, drew complaints to
Published: May 27, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Nevada higher education regents are appointing the former provost of UNLV to replace retiring Chancellor Dan Klaich. The board voted unanimously Friday to hire John Valery White as acting chancellor, effective June 3. His contract includes a base annual salary of $303,000 and another $42,000 in annual perks, including a car and housing allowance. He won’t be
Published: May 27, 2016
An event dedicated to the dogs that give unconditional love and support to their human friends battling cancer is planned on Sunday, June 5. Bark for Life is happening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fuji Park, 601 Old Clear Creek Road. The American Cancer Society created Bark for Life in hopes of connecting members of the community who
Published: May 27, 2016
The last Early Spring Farmers Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28 in the parking lot behind Due Sorella on Nevada and Musser streets. Chuck Vue will have strawberries, and Minton Farms will have cherries and peaches. There also will be locally grown items by Tahoe Living Greens and Lattin Farms. Bring your knives
Published: May 27, 2016
A “Meet Your Candidate” breakfast with Carson City Mayoral candidate Jerry Cinani is planned at 8 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.The event offers Carson City voters to meet with Cinani and hear about his vision for the future of the capital city. For more information, go to Jcinani4carsoncitymayor.com.
Published: May 27, 2016
Tom Zachry, retired Dayton schoolteacher, cowboy singer and poet, will share songs, poems and stories of old-time Dayton characters, including Rocky Adamson, at the second part of “Tom’s Fairly Western” at Gold Hill Hotel’s next Thursday evening presentation at 7:30 p.m. June 2.Zachry taught at the Dayton Elementary School for about 30 years. The title of his show comes from
Published: May 27, 2016
A busy summer is planned in Silver City, with a range of events scheduled for both children and adults. The events are at the Silver City School House, 385 High St.An author reading and book signing by Shaun Griffin, an event for adults and teens, is kicking off events at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Griffin, the director of Community
Published: May 27, 2016
Seven students, seven goals characterize this year’s graduating class from the Adult Education Diploma program.Although 18 were set to graduate, only seven students participated in last week’s ceremony, capping their dreams of receiving a high-school diploma before moving on to the next chapter of their lives.Bradlee Stands has set a goal to attend Western Nevada College in Fallon and then
Published: May 27, 2016
Yaowei Deng reached many milestones as a student since he moved to the United States from Hong Kong 11 years ago.As this year’s co-valedictorian at Churchill County High School, the 17-year-old’s father, who was a sailor in the U.S. Navy, brought the family to Nevada where Deng entered third grade and excelled.“I didn’t know English except for a few words,”
Published: May 27, 2016
One institution in the Carson City schools will be retiring next week, after 42 years with the district. Christine Whitcome, beloved Eagle Valley seventh-grade science teacher is retiring after this school year. Whitcome taught at Carson High School for 8 years and is the last teacher left who helped open Eagle Valley. She has been in the same classroom, room
Published: May 26, 2016
Carson City Public Works is remapping the city’s flood zones. The changes mean some property owners may be able to drop flood insurance if their area is no longer designated a flood hazard.“It takes some out of a floodplain and puts some in, but more are coming out than going in,” said Robb Fellows, senior project manager, stormwater. The city
Published: May 26, 2016
Buildings and Grounds workers plant 894 U.S. Flags in front of the Capitol in honor of Memorial Day. That’s one flag for each Nevadan who has died in wars dating back to the Civil War that was in its fourth year when Nevada became a state. A similar memorial is being set up in Las Vegas as well.
Published: May 26, 2016
The dictionary defines religion as “a set of beliefs . . . usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.” Note how closely that definition fits insistence on man-made climate change. The ritual observances (attending annual UN climate conferences and signing agreements that do not apply equally) and the moral
Published: May 26, 2016
150 Years AgoRe-erection of the Fire Bell Tower: Mr. A. Lewis, foreman of the Warren Engine Company, says he will erect a new bell tower that was blown down last week. The new structure, to be more substantial than the old one, will be placed on the engine house. The bell is a great convenience to the city.130 Years AgoAll
Published: May 26, 2016
Supervisor Shirk’s rebuttal to pay increaseIn response to Tim Kosier’s letter to the editor dated May 20, and due to the inaccuracies that led to social media comments, I would like to mention the following.Regarding the recent salary adjustment for the sitting supervisors, this pay adjustment, as always, was granted by the Nevada Legislature. They mandatorily set the pay for
Published: May 26, 2016
The following Carson High School students are scholarship recipients. Helina Ashagrie — Carson City Natives and Newcomers ScholarshipSam Bachman — Soroptimist International of Carson City Penny Reynolds ScholarshipEmma Baggio — Edith Milo Retired School Employees ScholarshipJessie Balkwell — Alyce McCraken/Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors; CHS National Honor Society Scholarship; Saint Martin’s University Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship; Saint Martin’s University Merit of
Published: May 26, 2016
In the mind of Carson High football coach Blair Roman, the purpose of spring football is about observation and evaluation.“We were trying to look at a lot of different kids and evaluate where they’re at,” Roman said after the Senators finished their two-week spring practice with their annual 7-on-7 spring game Thursday afternoon. “The biggest thing we get out of
Published: May 26, 2016
It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but the Carson Blue Jays will take it.The Blue Jays jumped to an early 6-1 lead after two innings, fell asleep for the next three innings and then exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat the North Valleys Paw Sox, 13-3, in the opening round of the Reno Knights
Published: May 26, 2016
Two Carson High seniors — basketball and soccer standout Andrea Maffei and swimmer Michelle Harrison — have decided to pursue athletic careers at the community college level.Maffei plans on attending College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif., while Harrison is attending Iowa Lakes Community College.Maffei said she first visited Siskyous more than a year ago, and her main interest was
Published: May 26, 2016
The Seeliger Singers, Seeliger Elementary School’s choir directed by Mary Law, will perform the National Anthem at the May 31 Reno Aces baseball game. “It’s exciting,” said Thomas Burchett, 11. “We’re singing in front of a whole bunch of people.”Ian Bowman, 10, has been a Seeliger Singer for four years. “I just like singing,” he said. “My entire family does.
Published: May 26, 2016
Football has played an important role in Billy McHenry’s life from the time when he was growing up in Georgia.McHenry, 51, is now preparing for a new chapter in the sport after his appointment last week as Sierra Lutheran High School’s head football coach. McHenry comes into the new program with previous experience as head coach at Sparks High and
Published: May 26, 2016
Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball fans breathed a sigh of relief this week when Cameron Oliver announced he was withdrawing his name from the NBA draft. There was always little or no chance that Oliver would be drafted next month so the announcement is hardly stunning. But you never know what might happen
Published: May 26, 2016
Carson Tahoe Health would like to recognize the Rotary Club of Carson City Sunset for generously donating three 2,000-pound concrete benches, located around the main entrance at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. These spacious benches offer additional outdoor seating options for patients, visitors, and the community to enjoy. The benches were donated in honor of Dr. Rex Baggett, charter member
Published: May 26, 2016
All signs point to summer: The weather is getting warmer, the kids are out of school and Memorial Day weekend is here.We will use today’s Popcorn Stand to remind you to be safe this holiday weekend.This is expected to be the second highest travel weekend ever for Memorial Day weekend. Millions of Americans will hit the roads and many will
Published: May 26, 2016
The Churchill County High School commencement ceremony for more that 200 students will be tonight at 7 p.m. on the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex’s football field.This year’s guest speaker is Deputy Trevin Goodrick from the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office.Principal Kevin Lords said the school has a group of seniors who make up the graduation committee, which decides a speaker for
Published: May 26, 2016
100 Years AgoCoyotes Kill Sheep. Joe Munis, who keeps his sheep on the range in the vicinity of Job”s Peak, east of Stillwater, was in town Tuesday making a shipment. Mr. Munis states that he has lost a great many sheep from rabies. Not long ago a coyote dashed into his flock and bit the sheep right and left. The
Published: May 26, 2016
If you have children who are finishing college or embarking on their first full-time job, you obviously want them to get off to a good start in their adult and working lives. And by virtue of your years of experience, you probably have some good advice to offer – especially when it comes to making smart financial moves.Of course, you
Published: May 26, 2016
For more than a decade, he served at least six tours in Afghanistan in one of the most dangerous jobs.With each tour consisting of 12-15 months, he sniffed locations and vehicles for bombs, checked out visitors to the compound and provided security when most soldiers called it a night.Pvt. Binky served his country well with many thanking him for a
Published: May 26, 2016
History was made last week when the Grange, a national organization that encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political well being of the community and agriculture, chartered its first junior Grange in Nevada.The High Desert Grange started less than a year ago and has about 70 members. The ceremony drew several national representatives to Lattin Farms
Published: May 26, 2016
Early voting for the primary election begins Saturday and all eyes as far as Churchill County voters are concerned will be on the county commission race and U.S. Senate..Incumbent Carl Erquiaga, who was first elected in 2008, is seeking his third term on the commission. He is challenged by Bill Slentz, a Fallon businessman and former trustee on the Churchill
Published: May 26, 2016
I have discovered a new weed to hate in my yard. Although its scientific name is Galium aparine (Latin for “to seize”), I prefer its more descriptive common names: sticky weed, cleavers, stickywilly, robin-run-the hedge, Velcro weed, goosegrass, or catchweed bedstraw. While I have no idea why it is called stickywilly (one word), Velcro weed makes perfect sense, because it
Published: May 26, 2016
Like Gen. George S. Patton, a voracious reader on world and military history, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has immersed himself into books revealing the accounts of brave soldiers or sailors serving their country from the early days of American independence against the occupying British army to present-day conflicts in Southwest Asia. “I like to read a lot of history,” said Nevada’s
Published: May 26, 2016
ST. AUGUSTINE FUNDRAISERMusic, food, a silent auction and a tribute to our veterans are just some of the events on tap for the annual St Augustine’s Cultural Center fundraiser May 28-29 in historic Austin. Housed in a former Catholic church built in 1866, St. Augustine’s will eventually become a cultural and arts center for the community of Austin and central
Published: May 26, 2016
The defeat of efforts to repeal the commerce tax shows that Nevada’s political establishment — controlled by Big Gaming and Big Unions — owns not only many officeholders of both political parties but nearly all of state and local government.Many large corporations and industries in recent decades have decided to join — not fight — the destructive liberalism and predatory
Published: May 26, 2016
In many instances, agricultural land management for small-acreage landowners is a painstaking, yet rewarding hobby. The irrigation water needs to be changed, the weeds need to be controlled, the fence needs to be repaired, or the grazing animals need to be rotated to a new piece of pasture. The work never ends. Sometimes, landowners struggle balancing this “labor of love”
Published: May 26, 2016
Statewide unemployment remained at a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent in April.The raw rate, however, rose a bit compared to March — up two-tenths to 6.1 percent.The unadjusted rate allows a direct comparison with the different local unemployment reports, which are also unadjusted for seasonal impacts.Las Vegas was the cause of that minor increase since unemployment ticked up a tenth to
Published: May 26, 2016
Memorial Day weekend will be highlighted by traditional services at Churchill County’s three cemeteries and at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.Military services are scheduled on Monday at the Churchill County Cemetery at 11 a.m.; the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Cemetery at noon; and The Gardens’ Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.Military service organizations in Churchill County will participate in
Published: May 26, 2016
After two days of intermittent rain, the National Weather Service said Memorial Day weekend should have good weather with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the 40s.Depending on where people lived in Churchill County, the NWS in Reno said the county received reports of rain measuring from .21 to half an inch on Tuesday.The city of Fallon and NV
Published: May 26, 2016
Another graduation ceremony is upon us with a new crop of graduates ready to move on to other things. Congratulations to you. I wish you well and hope you meet your goals. That may mean college, trade school or starting a career. Choices you make now will affect your future prospects.Today’s graduates have more challenges than many of their predecessors.
Published: May 26, 2016
I have had an on again off again relationship with marriage for the last several years which has cost me a lot of anxiety, frustration and ... well ... money. I never really understood why marital bliss was eluding me or if I was eluding it. It turns out that more and more Americans have been struggling with the “happily
Published: May 26, 2016
I’m a real sucker for dog stories, especially when the dog is a hero. I was thrilled when I recently read the story about a U.S. Marine dog named Lucca. She is the first American Marine Corps canine to receive the Dickin Medal, which is Britain’s highest award for valor by a military animal.Lucca completed 400 patrols in Afghanistan and
Published: May 26, 2016
Famed British explorer Sir Richard Burton wasn’t much impressed by the Sand Springs Pony Express Station when he spent a night there on October 17, 1860.“The water near this vile hold was thick and stale with sulphury salts: it blistered even the hands,” he wrote in his diary. “The station house was no unfit object in such a scene, roofless
Published: May 26, 2016
The Arts Center in Fallon is calling all golfers June 18 to the Fallon Golf Course for its fourth annual Golf Tournament for the Arts.Patricia Sammons, the executive director of the Arts Center (formerly the Rising Sun Glallery Arts Studios) is partned with Western Nevada College and the Churchill County Parks and Recreation department in putting on the event.“We started
Published: May 26, 2016
The 10th annual Rotary Club Golf Tournament welcomes all team and individual golfers on June 4 to raise funds for the Fallon Rotary Club’s projects as well as the 2016 Relay for Life program.Shotgun begins at 8 a.m. following a free breakfast after which golfers will play 18-holes and then be treated to a lunch according to Karla Kent, a
Published: May 26, 2016
RELAY DATESThe American Cancer Society is holding its Relay for Life in Fallon on June 17-18 at Churchill County Middle School’s track and infield.The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community. Cancer is something we can’t ignore as 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed
Published: May 26, 2016
The Fallon junior high and high school Rodeo teams welcome teams from across the state at the Nevada State High School Rodeo Finals that runs through Monday. Check-in for the competition officially began on Thursday while the junior high championships started Thursday and end today with the Top 15 finals at 1 p.m, followed by the high school performances beginning
Published: May 26, 2016
Another year has flown by for the Greenwave and it’s been nothing short of successful.Fallon continues to remain a consistent force in the Northern Division I-A, advancing to the postseason in many sports through all three seasons. The football team busted through with its first state title in four decades while the wrestling program picked up its first-ever title. Many
Published: May 26, 2016
Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball fans breathed a sigh of relief this week when Cameron Oliver announced he was withdrawing his name from the NBA draft. There was always little or no chance that Oliver would be drafted next month so the announcement is hardly stunning. But you never know what might
Published: May 26, 2016

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