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The majority of Carson City roads could be in seriously poor condition in 10 years.That projection is based on money available from current funding sources for streets projects — the motor fuels tax and a 1/4-cent citywide sales and use tax — as well as current road conditions and anticipated wear and tear from traffic and weather. “Basically, we’re falling
Published: July 29, 2016
Amy Roby said she “connected heart and soul” to longtime Western Nevada College instructor Marilee Swirczek during their time working on the “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” exhibit. “Marilee was my mentor and my muse. My editor and my colleague. My cheerleader and my confidante. My champion and my friend,” Roby said. “My most cherished memories with Marilee are
Published: July 29, 2016
Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack football team has been picked to finish second this season behind San Diego State in the West Division of the Mountain West by the conference’s media. Boise State was picked to win the Mountain Division. No big surprises there. San Diego State and the Pack both don’t have to
Published: July 29, 2016
Dead body found in east Carson CityThe Carson City Sheriff’s Office is investigating a dead body found on Eastgate and Flint drives near the V&T Railway depot in Carson City. The body was discovered behind the depot Thursday morning.No other information is available.
Published: July 29, 2016
Millions of people visit our region each year, and the shoreline is where most of them go to enjoy the beauty and the cold, famously clear water of Lake Tahoe.The shoreline is also where a challenging mix of planning issues converge: Protecting the environment and our lake’s awe-inspiring scenery, managing recreation access, and respecting private property rights.This year and next,
Published: July 29, 2016
150 Years AgoEastern publications: We are indebted to Mr. Fox of the Carson News Depot for copies of Harpers, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weeklies, Phunny Phellow, Yankee Notions, the New York Ledger and the Missouri Republican which came by mail steamer.130 Years AgoThe quill drivers: Members of the California Press Association spent their day in Carson, many going to Shaw’s Hot
Published: July 29, 2016
The opening ceremonies for the Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil are now just a week away. I have to admit I’ve had trouble getting into the Olympic spirit maybe because it’s like a 102 degrees outside.I try to psyche myself into saying I like the heat and I’m going out to lie out in the asphalt and soak
Published: July 29, 2016
RENO — John Omahen’s first three starts for the Reno Aces were unimpressive to say the least.The right-hander yielded 28 hits in 14.2 innings and lost twice with one no decision.Omahen turned it around on Thursday, allowing just five hits in seven innings and driving in the go-ahead run in the five-run fifth with a safety squeeze to lead the
Published: July 29, 2016
Worth noting on TrumpDonald Trump now has the support of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un, two of the most repressive and brutal despots on the planet. Now, why in the world would they do that?John O’NeillMindenTimberlake shows courtesy at golf tournamentAt the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship this year, I watched Justin Timberlake go out of his way to shake
Published: July 29, 2016
It’s been a bittersweet time for Dayton High’s J.J. Ply.Ply, the talented multi-sport star, finished sixth in his age group in the decathlon at the U.S. Junior Nationals at Sacramento State University held Monday and Tuesday. Ply finished sixth with 6,016 points, including a win in the 1500-meter event on the second and final day of competition. Certainly cause for
Published: July 29, 2016
Catherine Cortez Masto made a campaign stop in Carson City Thursday, speaking for an hour to about two dozen supporters gathered in the capital’s Democratic party headquarters. The visit was part of the Democratic senate candidate’s Middle Class Tax Cut Tour, with more stops in Fallon and Virginia City. Masto, a former Nevada attorney general running for the U.S. Senate
Published: July 29, 2016
Firefighters to a fire started by a lightning strike near Diamond Valley School in Alpine County.Thunderstorms came up on Thursday shortly after 4 p.m., traveling northwest from the Sierra crest.The Diamond fire was reported to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch at 4:49 p.m. at a half acre. Firefighters were setting up to protect Diamond Valley School and surrounding homes.Residents in
Published: July 28, 2016
Not only will Sept. 3 be the first game of the season for Sierra Lutheran High School Falcons football team — it also will be their first home game on campus, thanks to a new athletic field. The field also gives the Falcons’ fan-base and families an opportunity to show support without having to travel far distances to attend games.“Last
Published: July 28, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the Environmental Assessment that analyzes potential impacts of issuing a Special Recreation Permit for the proposed Best in the Desert annual Vegas to Reno off-highway vehicle race. The BLM has extended the deadline three days to provide the public additional time to review the draft EA and provide
Published: July 28, 2016
I’m a fan of hummingbirds. They are amazing aerobatic wizards. They can fly in all directions including backwards and upside down at speeds of 30 to 45 mph. They can hover like miniature helicopters. They beat their wings 60 to 200 times per second. These tiny powerhouses weigh about as much as a penny, in some cases, yet they are
Published: July 28, 2016
Next week, the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most compelling events is the marathon, a 26.2-mile endurance contest with roots dating back to ancient Greece. It may be that we’ve kept our interest in the marathon because it can teach us much about life — and it certainly has lessons for investors.In fact, if
Published: July 28, 2016
RENO — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s fall Grow Your Own, Nevada! Program presents eight classes statewide to help Nevadans get on the path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food.The series features back-to-basics information for backyard or small-acreage edible gardening.“Many Nevadans are interested in getting back to their roots,” said Cooperative
Published: July 28, 2016
Patra Corporation recently hosted a red-ribbon cutting ceremony at Fallon training and processing center. Though the office opened in January the official ribbon cutting for the facility was held to coincide with first training group’s graduation from the program. The event included a meet and greet with Patra’s CEO, John Simpson, a ceremony celebrating the trainees’ accomplishments and an open
Published: July 28, 2016
Operation Vigilance, a multi-agency collaborative effort to verify sex offender registration compliance, was conducted in Fallon, Silver Springs, Yerington, Fernley, Stagecoach and Dayton during two days and nights last week.Twelve officers with area law enforcement agencies knocked on doors and made contact with community members to carry out this important operation, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety.This joint
Published: July 28, 2016
Upcoming classes at Fallon’s Western Nevada College campus that are open to all include a range of interesting topics including cars, a will-writing workshop, time management and employability.“Traditional academic classes will always be there,” said Sherry Black, WNC Fallon campus director. “These classes fill the needs of the community. They’re very small and popular, covering all things, all ages’ needs,
Published: July 28, 2016
in five years, Fallon’s Community Day has reached out to Churchill County residents as a springboard leading into the new school year, a fact not lost on Holly Meader, office assistant for the county’s Social Services Department.“The numbers are pretty consistent but always, we hope to reach more people,” Meader said.The annual event attracts upward to 450 children who receive
Published: July 28, 2016
Coups, revolts and political skullduggery are in the news today.Two weeks ago, a military-led coup failed in Turkey. This week, supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton squared off against one another in Philadelphia at the Democrats’ national convention, fomenting revolts and crying “treason” and “deceit.” Clinton came out the winner and will be her party’s presidential candidate in the
Published: July 28, 2016
What important lessons will you teach your child this summer? Riding a bike? Sharing with others? How about teaching them important financial skills.Financial literacy may not immediately come to mind when parents think of essential skills for students, but what children know about money at a young age can shape the way they manage money in adulthood. In fact, a
Published: July 28, 2016
I’m dating myself terribly by singing that song, but when I recently looked at the want ads I was shocked to see the prices of many of the puppies advertised. I know they are specific breeds, but I wasn’t aware that puppies were that costly. It made me really appreciate what a bargain CAPS is.CAPS makes sure that the puppy
Published: July 28, 2016
Nearly everyone, it seems, has been focused lately on Donald Trump’s nomination by the Republicans and now the chaos of the Democrat convention. We want to celebrate some other important aspects of the GOP convention (where Ron was a delegate) as reflected in speeches by Paul Ryan, Scott Walker and Mike Pence.Ryan, Speaker of the House and chairman of the
Published: July 28, 2016
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Transportation is soliciting public input on proposed Nevada freight projects and improvements to further strengthen Nevada freight, commerce and mobility.The Nevada Freight Plan was developed to enhance Nevada’s economic competitiveness with a safe and superior freight system that creates a crossroads of national commerce anchored by freight hubs in southern and northern Nevada.
Published: July 28, 2016
100 Years AgoMr. and Mrs. Harry Sparby, accompanied by Mr, and Mrs, J, D, Hurdle, passed through here about noon Wednesday on the Lincoln Highway on the road to California from Yankton, South Dakota. They left home on May 30th in an “Oakland” 40 h. p. car. They report the roads not good and that they broke two axles between
Published: July 28, 2016
Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.Fallon, NV 89406775-423-7096 Age 60 and over: $3 suggested donation; under 60: $6. MondayLiver and OnionsOr ChickenMashed PotatoesMexicornSliced TomatoesWhole Wheat BreadSliced Peaches TuesdayCranberry Glazed ChickenAztec Grain SaladCarrotsSpring SaladMandarin OrangesWednesdayIndian TacosGround Beef, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onionsRanch BeansFruited Gelatin ThursdayLemon Pepper ChickenBeet SaladRoasted VegetablesSteamed RicePear CupFridayTuna Salad on a Croissantw/tomato and lettucePotato ChipsCarrots & CeleryCheese
Published: July 28, 2016
The following cases were heard Tuesday in the Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Tom Stockard. Nathan Thomas Week was granted custody of his niece, Jaelynn Fay Kendrick. Week’s sister, who is Kendrick’s mother, left on a trip to Reno and has not made contact since.Caleb Michael Casey was sentenced to 12 to 32 months in the Nevada State Prison
Published: July 28, 2016
The temperatures may not indicate as such, but this weekend features a Christmas in July craft fair.Organizers said this a shopper’s chance to get a head start on the holiday shopping.The craft fair’s purpose is to raise money for the Toys for Tots program which serves a three-county area.The hours are noon-6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on
Published: July 28, 2016
Josh Mauga has established himself as a solid defender for the Chiefs in his two seasons. Now, as he enters training camp this weekend, Mauga’s ready to be more effective on the field and help Kansas City make a deeper run in the playoffs.“Every year is a new year,” said Mauga, who will travel to Oakland on October 16. “I
Published: July 28, 2016
With a beautiful mountainous backdrop overlooking third base, the Reno Aces continue to provide the region an affordable opportunity to watch the next best thing to the big leagues.The Sacramento River Cats, affiliate of the Giants, brought some star power as they conclude a four-game series tonight at Greater Nevada Field. World Series champs Hunter Pence and Joe Panik joined
Published: July 28, 2016
The Salvation Army is collecting backpacks and other school supplies through Aug. 17 for disadvantaged children in Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties. The charitable organization has been getting calls from families in need for several weeks asking for help. Many of the parents are worried their kids won’t have what they need for school. “Starting school off with the
Published: July 28, 2016
Carson Tahoe Health Foundation’s 6th annual HopeFest, a free outdoor concert whose proceeds benefit local cancer patients, will be headlined by The Waybacks. Founded in 1999 by singer, songwriter and guitarist James Nash, The Waybacks are an American four-piece band based out of San Francisco with a passion for musically improvising popular classics and playing as a “power trio with
Published: July 28, 2016
Terry Edward Kendrick passed away Thursday, July 14th, 2016 after a 14 year valiant battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends. Terry was born and raised in Fallon, Nevada and predeceased by his parents, Ned & Grace Kendrick, and both his siblings, Wendy and Tom Kendrick. He graduated from Cal State East Bay with a teaching Credential and later
Published: July 28, 2016
March 11, 1934 ~ July 23, 2016Claude “Pat” Basil Peden long time Fallon resident, passed away after a prolonged illness on July 23, 2016 at Renown Medical Center. Pat was born March 11, 1934 in Tulsa, OK.to Horace and Thelma Peden. He graduated from high school in Deschutes County in 1952. As a senior in school, he was a school
Published: July 28, 2016
Jacks Valley Road reopened on Wednesday night after five days of work to excavate and repair a broken water line.Douglas County Utility Superintendent Tim DeTurk said the waterline repair was done by late Wednesday afternoon. A crew from Colbre Grading and Paving finished the job. .The boil-water notices for residents in the vicinity of Montaña should be lifted today if
Published: July 28, 2016
Test your knowledge and have a drink at the Carson City Library when Geeks Who Drink host Trivia Night at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 in the library’s Digitorium, 900 N. Roop St. The event is open to everyone 21 and older who bring their identification. Beer and wine is complementary on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Published: July 28, 2016
The 6th annual Carson SYFL Golf Tournament will return to Empire Ranch Golf Course on Sept. 18. The tournament, whose shotgun start will be at 1 p.m., will be followed by dinner and a raffle. The cost is $75 per person or $280 per team of four. Forms can be downloaded at www.carsonsyfl.org and mailed with payment to P.O. Box
Published: July 28, 2016
David Ruf, owner of Greenhouse Garden Center, is presenting gardening seminars next month.Fire prevention landscaping be at 10 a.m. Aug. 6. The following seminar at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 will cover when to harvest summer crops and when to plant fall crops. Each seminar costs $2; reservations are not required. Attendees will receive a coupon for 15 percent off of
Published: July 28, 2016
Misfits Theater Group is looking for local performers to star in “The Maguffin or What Exactly is a Toyfe,” a comedy set in the early 1940s. Auditions will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at Dayton Valley Branch Library, 321 Dayton Valley Road. The show, written and directed by Gail Gundersen, follows the story of Melanie Makem, who inherited
Published: July 28, 2016
Dan Thielen has been named museum director of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.Thielen was curator of education at the museum for many years before he left to serve full time as an officer in the Nevada Army National Guard. He retired from the Guard in December 2015 as a field grade officer. His service included a mobilization
Published: July 28, 2016
Markleeville — A celebration of life is 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at Fuji Park for a couple killed in a motorcycle wreck on Monitor Pass.Carson City residents John Farell Jurosovich and Lori Jean LeBlanc were identified by the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office as the two people killed on Sunday.Undersheriff Spencer Case confirmed the couple’s identities on Thursday. Jurosovich, 62, and
Published: July 28, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Forty-three Nevada delegates are in Philadelphia this week for the Democratic National Convention, which formally kicked off Monday. Here are their statements and reactions:RETIRING REID’S FIERY SPEECHSenate Democratic leader Harry Reid delivered a blistering critique of Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress in his final address at a Democratic National Convention before retirement.Reid took the stage Wednesday
Published: July 28, 2016
Carson City’s own Athena McIntyre will open this weekend’s Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series at 7 p.m. Saturday. Then, headliner Whitney Myer will take the Minnesota Street stage at 8 p.m.Myer is a soul singer gone rogue. Teasing the lines of R&B and rock ‘n’ roll, Myer’s electrifying live performances mesmerize audiences and have earned her featured appearances at
Published: July 28, 2016
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 11 p.m. Friday due to temperatures reaching over 100 degrees in the Lahontan Valley.Fallon set a record Wednesday with a high of 106, shattering the previous record of 103 degrees set in 1931.Thursday high reached 107, breaking 104 degrees set in 1934. Friday also calls for 107 degrees. The readings
Published: July 28, 2016
150 Years AgoMethodist Church: There will be a lecture, the first of Pahranaget series by Rev. A. F. White to be delivered at the District Court Room. Proceeds from these lectures are applied toward building the Methodist Church. Single lectures can be had by paying 50 cents each.130 Years AgoEdison’s graphophone: He has produced machine that records anything spoken and
Published: July 28, 2016
The New York Times is proud to be referred to as the “newspaper of record” in the United States, meaning it has a large circulation and its news and opinion columns are considered “professional and typically authoritative,” according to Wikipedia. To their credit, the term did not originate with the editors or the publisher; it came from a 1927 essay
Published: July 28, 2016
Jackie Dauzat from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.Live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Bella Fiore Wines, 224 W. Third St., Suite 8.Rebekah Chase Band at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St. Trippin’ King Snakes from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday at Carson
Published: July 28, 2016
Blues music by three performers will fill Nevada’s oldest town when the inaugural Genoa Blues Festival kicks off July 30 at Mormon Station State Park. Kenny Neal, a multi-instrumentalist modern swamp-blues musician, is headlining the festival with songs from his new album, “Hooked On Your Love.” Born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, La., Neal said he began
Published: July 28, 2016
Area youth are bringing the story of Elle Woods, Harvard’s beloved blonde, to the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. “Legally Blonde, Jr.,” based on the hit film starring Reese Witherspoon and the award-winning Broadway musical, opens Friday and runs through Aug. 7. Filled with humor, wit and sass, the show follows the transformation of Elle Woods,
Published: July 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton should withdraw from raceThe recent FBI investigation has confirmed what we already suspected — that Hillary Clinton is a serial liar, unscrupulous, dishonest, incompetent and not worthy or qualified to have access to our nation’s top secrets and nuclear codes or to hold the office of President. She is permanently tainted and if she has a decent bone
Published: July 28, 2016
One Carson City couple is traveling the country to help those in need ... in a plane they built themselves.Kim and Joel Allen have been traveling critical care nurses for almost 20 years and spend their time going to different hospitals across the United States to offer help to their health care centers. They’re specialized to work with the ICU
Published: July 28, 2016
Western Nevada College plans to add a student dormitory to its Carson City campus in time for the 2018 school year. The immediate issue is a tight rental market in Carson City. “Students are saying they’re having trouble finding housing and asked if the college can do anything about it,” said Chet Burton, WNC president, after a breakfast meeting held
Published: July 28, 2016
As maybe a few of you know who have chosen to read this Popcorn Stand in various versions, I love bands. I love bands so much I wished they would bring them back for the Super Bowl halftime show.I know the difference between a tuba and a Sousaphone which leads me to this joke that only people who played in
Published: July 28, 2016
RENO — If there’s one thing Joe Panik has learned during his rehab assignment is you don’t mess around with head injuries.Panik was hit by a pitch on June 18 by Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore. He continued to play for more than a week before going on the disabled list. During that time he went 7-for-33.News reports said Panik started
Published: July 28, 2016
RENO — Dan Rohlfing makes no bones about it. He’s in Triple A baseball because of his skill behind the plate.“My offensive numbers won’t jump off the page at you,” Rohlfing said. “It’s how I work with the pitching staff; handle the pitchers.”The ball jumped off Rohlfing’s bat in a big way Wednesday night, as he hit two homers and
Published: July 28, 2016
A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object.The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere Wednesday night, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn confirmed. That’s when people in Nevada, Utah and California took to social media to report a small fireball streaking
Published: July 28, 2016
Wednesday’s temperature in Carson City hit a high of 101 degrees, the highest since 1981. It’s possible that it also could have been a day where air conditioning bills hit a record high. The weather station on the roof of the Nevada Appeal, also recorded a high of 101 at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday.Either way, you can expect both aspects to
Published: July 27, 2016
Social media was the buzzword of the day for local business owners receiving marketing consulting advice from teen members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada on Wednesday.Local businesses including The Purple Avocado, Partnership Carson City, The Pink House, The Brewery Arts Center and Harcourts Realty presented students at the Clubs with their business challenges on day one
Published: July 27, 2016
Breathe deeply and look straight ahead. Good advice on any occasion, but on this one, it makes the difference between stopping and going.Kelsey Saunders, 6, learned this lesson on the back of Frankie, Sierra Therapeutic Equestrian Program’s resident donkey, as she took him for a ride around the corral. When she looked down, he stopped. When she sat up straight,
Published: July 27, 2016
NV Energy seeks solar grandfathering on eve of court hearingLAS VEGAS — NV Energy is asking for permission to return thousands of existing Nevada rooftop solar customers to more favorable rates for the next 20 years, just days before a court considers whether to allow a sweeping solar ballot measure that the company opposes to move forward.The company said it
Published: July 27, 2016
LAS VEGAS — A Republican Nevada Assembly candidate who lost in the primary dropped a legal challenge of the election results after a judge ruled against three other candidates who made similar arguments. Connie Foust’s case was one of six filed by anti-tax Republican candidates who lost their races by more than 100 votes each but argued that voting machines
Published: July 27, 2016
Carson City needs more commercial development to meet demand and keep the economic recovery going, said a panel of industry insiders Wednesday. “Building capacity to look to our future is probably the most important thing we’ve got going,” said Rob Hooper, executive director, Northern Nevada Development Authority, at the group’s monthly breakfast held at the Carson Nugget. Hooper said businesses
Published: July 27, 2016
Margaret Hancock, 41 of Dayton passed away on July 24, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800
Published: July 27, 2016
Jason Lee Hancock, 46 of Dayton passed away on July 24, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800
Published: July 27, 2016
Silas C Barfield Jr, 77 of Carson City passed away on July 25. 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800
Published: July 27, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.TUESDAYAt 12:10 p.m., a 26-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 100 block of Liberty Court.At 10:29 p.m., Tyler Jost, 26, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of
Published: July 27, 2016
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Fallon Police Department and United States Marshals Service conducted 182 sex offender compliance checks as a part of Operation Vigilance.Twenty-six offenders were found out of compliance with registration requirements and one supervised offender was arrested for violating his probation terms and conditions. The checks were conducted Thursday, July 21 through Friday, July 22, in a
Published: July 27, 2016
The Carson Valley Desert Brushes is meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at Carson City Fire Station No. 12, 3620 N. Sunridge Drive in Carson City.Painters of all levels, and those who would like to learn to paint, are welcome. Members will be painting doll cradles for Christmas and some unfinished projects.For more information, call Carol at 775-883-9340.
Published: July 27, 2016
A genealogy class series sponsored by Douglas County Genealogy Group begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. The topic is “Detective Work — A Bit of History.” For more information, call Sheila at 775-790-9253.
Published: July 27, 2016
Two homes were destroyed during a structure fire in the Rose Peak Road in Dayton on Wednesday. The Central Lyon County Fire Protection District said the fire broke out about 12:30 p.m. CLCFPD requested the help of Storey County Fire, Carson City Fire, East Fork Fire, North Lyon Fire, Incline and North Lake Fire and Mason Valley Fire. Fire crews
Published: July 27, 2016
All summer long, Thursday nights have been known for the Silver Dollar Car Classic meet-ups with upward of 80 vehicles showing off their chrome and fuzzy dice at various venues. Thursday’s cruise night kicks off a weekend of nostalgic car fun. Head to the Plaza Events Center at 5 p.m. for the annual Cruise Night Show and Shine, Music and
Published: July 27, 2016
Visit Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa for family friendly summer park programs. All programs are free to the public.Presented by the Douglas County Public Library, Storytime in the Park is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy stories, sing alongs, a puppet show and a craft in an outdoor setting.Join Ranger
Published: July 27, 2016
The Carson River flows through two states, six counties and several communities before it ends in a “sink” east of Fallon. It is one of few terminal rivers in Nevada, meaning that it will never reach the ocean. Join us for a short walk along the river for a talk about the challenges surrounding the use and preservation of this
Published: July 27, 2016
Carson City and parts of Northern Nevada were under air quality warnings Mondays after smoke from California covered the region.Air quality readings climbed into the unhealthy range for sensitive groups shortly after noon on Monday.Officials said active children and adults, and people with asthma or lung disease should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.Smoke appears to be coming from the
Published: July 25, 2016
The students at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada have the chance to help local businesses with consulting work in order to create solutions for business challenges.The New Entrepreneurship Network class at the Boys and Girls Club is a six-week program that helps teenagers think like business owners and improve their financial and marketing skills. The program is
Published: July 25, 2016
Downtown’s new pedestrian plaza will be celebrated Saturday with day-long festivities. The grand opening of Bob McFadden Plaza, located on 3rd Street between Carson and Curry streets, starts at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and ends with a champagne toast at 7 p.m.In between, there will be activities for children, including Big Rigs for Kids provided by project contractor
Published: July 27, 2016
A man authorities believe is the Bandaged Bandit, who robbed a Stateline bank on June 29, is in custody in El Dorado County.On Monday, El Dorado County Sheriff’s investigators responded to a report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank in El Dorado Hills.The man allegedly fled into a wooded area next to the bank. David Jarrell, 22, of
Published: July 26, 2016
Office Depot threw a party Tuesday to celebrate its newly remodeled store. Mayor Bob Crowell and state Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill, along with Office Depot employees, cut the ribbon on the Fairview Drive store. The Carson City location is one of five concept stores the company is trying out to provide both products and services geared to small to medium-sized business
Published: July 27, 2016
This month’s land line telephone bill for service in Baker delivered a seemingly uplifting message from AT&T: “A simple thanks. Thank you for being an AT&T customer. We appreciate your loyalty. You have our gratitude and we’re committed to providing you with the value, service and experience you deserve.” What do rural Nevada customers deserve? No telephone service. On Aug.
Published: July 27, 2016
What’s in your toilet bowl gives you great insight into your health. It’s a window to your inner well-being. As a Chinese medical practitioner, we talk about poop all day long because it gives us so much information about the patient. We want to know about frequency, color, smell and texture, so the next time you go to the bathroom,
Published: July 27, 2016
This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.One of the most effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has been shown to help boost an infant’s immune system and reduce risk of health problems, including allergies, diabetes,
Published: July 27, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Forty-three Nevada delegates are in Philadelphia this week for the Democratic National Convention, which formally kicked off Monday. Here are their thoughts on the action: ON MICHELLE OBAMA’S SPEECH Nevada delegates had glowing reviews for first lady Michelle Obama’s Monday night speech, which didn’t reference Donald Trump by name but rebutted his premise that America fell from
Published: July 27, 2016
Northern Nevada now has a second property undergoing the Nevada Certified Site process. The first site, a 46-acre parcel on Arrowhead Drive near the Carson City airport, was certified in November 2015.Aaron West, chief executive officer for the Nevada Builders Alliance, said industrial vacancy is down to such a point where there is little available property for businesses, and what
Published: July 27, 2016
A celebration of life for Western Nevada College English Professor Marilee Swirczek will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday during the final reception for “Always Lost: A Mediation on War.”“We invite both the WNC and Carson City community to come and share anecdotes of how this most remarkable human being touched each of our lives,” said Major USMC (Ret.) Kevin
Published: July 27, 2016
150 Years AgoCarson Minstrels: Three eminent artists who have already won high encomiums at the hands of a Carson audience, but who never before hid their blushing faces behind the friendly shade of burnt cork, will be performing. There has already been a grand rush to secure seats ...130 Years AgoA sad case: The wife of ex-Sheriff Swift had become
Published: July 27, 2016
As most of you know, this cooking I do is deeply rooted in rich tradition and a long family history, which formally goes back three generations. My family, of Lebanese descent, has long honored the traditional recipes and ties to the old country, while finding joy in interpreting and integrating the “old” ways into our lives as Americans.My dad, Paul
Published: July 27, 2016
Carson Tahoe Health’s Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) has been granted a three-year accreditation by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ), and the LTACH is officially designated as Nevada’s only CIHQ “Center of Excellence.”The accreditation process is voluntary and includes an unannounced on-site survey administered by CIHQ. Accreditation is given only to hospitals that enhance the care they
Published: July 27, 2016
Brynn Lehman finished 14th in the nation in pole bending at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Wyoming last week.Lehman was sixth in 20.326 in the first go, and made it into the top-20. She followed that time with a 20.75. Lehman competed for Team Nevada.Lehman competed against 180 girls from the United States, Canada and Australia.Mello quartet wins
Published: July 27, 2016
Family thankful for help from Sen. Harry Reid and staffNevadans may or may not agree with Senator Harry Reid’s politics, but our family can attest to the fact that Senator Reid and his office represent Nevadans well when called upon. Tom Baker, who worked in the political arena for many years and is a family friend of ours, contacted Senator
Published: July 27, 2016
In light of recent events across the country, law enforcement officers aren’t viewed in the best light by all Americans, however, the Carson City community has shown those in the Sheriff’s Office how much they are appreciated.In recent weeks, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office has received a number of tokens of appreciation from the community — from cards and flowers
Published: July 27, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 2:10 p.m., a 27-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear warrant after deputies conducted a business check at the Market Street Dotty’s Casino. Bail was set at $815.At 5:04 p.m., Robin Vasquez-Smith, 48, of Carson City
Published: July 26, 2016
Western Nevada College students can be all business when they start the 2016 fall semester of classes on Aug. 29. For the first time, WNC will offer an Associate of Business degree that’s built for students to earn a two-year associate’s degree in business and then transfer directly to a university, toward a bachelor’s in business. At a tuition cost
Published: July 26, 2016
My mom, 88 stubborn years old, still lives on her own in a big house with a cat that loves to get underfoot. Because I work in healthcare, I have an all-too-vivid recognition of the perils that can befall someone in her situation. So, posted on her kitchen bulletin board is a bright pink sheet of paper called a POLST.POLST
Published: July 26, 2016
The Churchill County School District will have its only meeting of July on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. at the district office, 690 S. Maine St. For discussion and possible action:Brian Byrd, director of Maintenance, will provide an update on summer construction and maintenance projects. Change the Nov. 17 Board Meeting to Nov. 15 or Nov. 16 as the Nevada
Published: July 26, 2016
MINDEN – There are no pads or tackling, and wins are meaningless during summer seven-on-seven high school football games. Coaches realize, however, that the effort put in during July will pay off when regular season play kicks off in the fall.More than a dozen high school programs were on hand Friday when Douglas High School hosted its third annual Flying
Published: July 26, 2016
Statewide, taxable sales were $4.36 billion in April. That’s a 5.9 percent increase over April 2015. Auto sales helped lead the way with a 10.3 percent increase with Food Services close behind at 6.7 percent.In Churchill County, several major increases contributed to a 61.5 percent increase from $14 million to $22.6 million in taxable sales. The biggest single jump was
Published: July 26, 2016
After years of fundraising, a larger-than-life U.S. Cavalry monument is keeping watch at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.The bronze statue of an unmounted, crouched cavalry trooper was commissioned in honor of Nevada’s 1st Battalion Volunteer Cavalry. Sculptor Scott Rogers from Utah created the monument.“It’s an enormous thing for the cemetery,” said Douglas McDonald, a Vietnam veteran and
Published: July 26, 2016
The Nevada Heath Centers has received a $15,000 grant to continue to support the Mammovan, a service that allows better access to mammography services for women in Nevada.The grant from CVS Health is for non-profit organizations who provide access to health care for at-risk or underserved populations. The NVHC is using the grant for the mobile center, which travels to
Published: July 26, 2016

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