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It was a bittersweet moment walking out of Dayton High School on Friday, having just finished my first teaching job for Western Nevada College’s Jump Start program. I taught the Communications 101 class to juniors, who were on track to graduate with not only a diploma from Dayton High School but an associate’s degree from Western Nevada College as well.
Published: August 29, 2015
Nevada’s Division of Emergency Management has received $6,734,500 in two federal homeland security grants.A spokesman said the money will fund programs to improve emergency preparedness throughout the state. The money comes through two sources: the Urban Area Security Initiative and the State Homeland Security Program.The UASI grant is for $3 million to enhance regional preparedness by local as well as
Published: August 29, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Public agencies are teaming with private residents and business owners to combat nonnative species threatening some of Lake Tahoe’s famed nearshore ecosystems.The partnership follows a strategy outlined in conjunction with University of Nevada, Reno, scientists and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.The collaboration between the scientists and lakefront and marina business and homeowners focuses on Tahoe’s nearshore
Published: August 29, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: August 29, 2015
150 years agoThe settlers of Camp Independence (Owen’s River Valley) are to be afforded adequate protection hereafter. We published a day or two since the order for the return of the Company of troops recently stationed there, but now at Fort Churchill. Under an order, temporary buildings are to be constructed by soldiers using local materials at no cost —
Published: August 29, 2015
Some 10 or more years ago we entered the 4-wheeler world. For the first couple of years we rode someone else’s 4-wheeler. But soon it was clear even though we were always told we were “free to use them,” it was apparent to keep friendship and family in tack we needed to acquire our own little two track beasts. So
Published: August 29, 2015
Recently, the world mourned the loss of Cecil the lion. This majestic and famous lion was tragically killed when it appeared he was lured off of a protective park in Zimbabwe. The international attention to this killing has sparked outrage among animal conservationists, politicians and celebrities. Good, or bad. Right, or wrong. Everywhere I turned and everything I tuned into,
Published: August 29, 2015
Back 40 featured at First Baptist block party todayThe Back 40 Band will be featured at First Baptist Church’s block party to be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the church at the corner of Bath and Mountain streets in Carson City.The Back 40 Band plays country and classic bluegrass music. The band has been voted Metrolands
Published: August 29, 2015
LOVELOCK — The Dayton Dust Devils are an inexperienced team, and they played like it Friday night.The Dust Devils, in their first game under new head coach Tom Eck, struggled on both sides of the ball in a 38-0 loss to Division III powerhouse Lovelock at Joe Yanni Field.Lovelock’s offense, which produced four straight first-half scores, finished with 340 yards
Published: August 29, 2015
Ian Van Rensselaer started his comeback for the Carson High cross country team on the right foot Friday at the season-opening Douglas All Class Races in Gardnerville.Van Rensselaer, who fractured his tibia at the end of the spring track season and sustained a broken leg two years ago skiing, ran well in the senior boys race, placing third in 13:49.“This
Published: August 29, 2015
This is one of those times I would rather be writing about something else. It’s the part of racing I hate, having to say goodbye. Justin Wilson was a fierce competitor in whatever form of motorsports he participated, but most of all he was a truly nice guy. The freak accident at Pocono last Sunday that caused his death will,
Published: August 29, 2015
MINDEN — Quarterback Bryce James ran 69 yards for a touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage Friday night to provide early momentum for the Douglas High football team.In the end, however, McQueen rallied to score 20 unanswered points in the second half on its way to a 33-18 season-opening victory that spoiled the Tigers’ Hall of Fame Game
Published: August 29, 2015
Carson High fell just short of ending its 54-year regional championship drought last November in the finals against Reed.It was a frustrating and heartbreaking day for the Senators; a bitter pill to swallow.“The Reed game, definitely,” CHS wide receiver Connor Pradere said when asked about games he remembered the most in 2014. “We came so close. I think we should
Published: August 29, 2015
The ice bucket challenge for fundraising to help combat ALS takes on a drought-induced twist Sunday at Butler Meats in Carson City.David Theiss of Butler Meats in Frontier Plaza, whose wife Susan has the disease called Amyomorphic Lateral Sclerosis, said he expects 200 to show for an ice bucket challenge event using water filled balloons rather than buckets to control
Published: August 29, 2015
“Wind on the Sea, Tracks in the Sand,” an exhibit of watercolors by Victor Sandblom, is opening Monday at Western Nevada College in Carson City. The exhibit showcases landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. The show runs through Sept. 26 in the gallery, which is open during school hours. For more information, email Gil Martin at Gil.Martin@wnc.edu.
Published: August 29, 2015
Carson City building permits were solid last month and more were coming, Lee Plemel, Community Development Department director, said Friday.“Overall building permits were up the last couple of months,” he said. He then supplied data showing July was the second best month in the past year and recorded the highest valuation for overall building permits submitted in a month since
Published: August 29, 2015
I attended a fundraiser for S.T.E.P., Sierra Therapeutic Equestrian Program, a non profit organization, 33 Bellevue Drive, Washoe Valley. I’d never heard of S.T.E.P., and everyone should. Organized by Connie and Terry in Washoe Valley, they donate the use of their land, horses and time to children of special needs, and veterans and their families. The fundraiser was a great
Published: August 28, 2015
The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Thursday Carson City Deputy Carl Howell and suspect Jonathon Pope both died of gunshot wounds on Aug. 15. The two men died Aug. 15 after Howell, 35, responded to a domestic disturbance call at the 4100 block of Montez Drive. While one deputy was talking with the female victim on the lawn, Howell
Published: August 27, 2015
The Nevada Appellate Court has ruled inmates can’t get good time credits for time spent in a residential treatment facility.The ruling came in the case of Felix Soto who’s serving up to six years in prison for drug sales. He filed suit asking Washoe District Judge Janet Berry to give him additional presentence credits for the time spent in treatment
Published: August 28, 2015
Nevada’s Appellate Court has unanimously reversed the conviction of James Stojic on multiple counts of forgery, theft and credit card violations.Stojic entered a presentence motion to withdraw his guilty plea in the case after discovering instead of facing a single five year sentence as an habitual criminal, he would be sentenced to numerous sentences including forgery, possession of illegal drugs
Published: August 28, 2015
PHOENIX — Nevada education officials have tapped an Arizona lawmaker to run a new anti-bullying program championed by Gov. Brian Sandoval. State Sen. Ed Ableser, D-Tempe, said Friday he’ll leave the Legislature next month to run the Nevada Department of Education’s Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment. The vacancy created by the Tempe lawmaker’s resignation will be filled
Published: August 28, 2015
Homemade dog treats will be sold for $3 in Bakers for Barkers, a fundraiser for the Nevada Humane Society, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 in the lobby of the Peppermill in Reno. All proceeds go to the Nevada Humane Society. For more information, call 775-887-2171.
Published: August 28, 2015
Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd will host her monthly walkabout meeting on Friday, Sept. 11, when Abowd said she wants to talk about domestic violence in Carson City. To be a part of the discussion, meet at noon at the steps of the Carson City Community Center, and take a sack lunch if you would like.
Published: August 28, 2015
More than $120,000 was raised through sponsorships, and sale of raffle tickets, food and beverage during the 5th annual HopeFest hosted by the Carson Tahoe Health Foundation.All of the proceeds benefit cancer patient support and no-cost lodging at Carson Tahoe’s Merriner Cottages. “These funds support our neighbors who are already struggling with a cancer diagnosis and also need help with
Published: August 28, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.THURSDAYAt 5:11 p.m., a 50-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of assault and threats after deputies responded to reports of a domestic dispute near the 200 block of Allouete Way. Bail was set at $1,000.FRIDAYAt 1:33 a.m., a 22-year-old Carson
Published: August 28, 2015
The Nevada Department of Transportation and Lyon County Public Works are reminding motorists to be aware of a new traffic signal installed at U.S. 50 and Fortune Drive in Dayton.The signal was installed by developer 50 Fortune LLC. through a permit sponsored by Lyon County. Lyon County will maintain the traffic signal. For safety, the county has placed temporary roadside
Published: August 28, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Wildlife killed a black bear on Tuesday after it was deemed a public safety threat for displaying overly bold behavior at North Lake Tahoe.NDOW spokesman Chris Healy confirmed the 9-year-old, 450-pound male bear was captured some time overnight Monday off of Village Boulevard in Incline Village.It was tranquilized and put down on
Published: August 28, 2015
A 61-year-old Carson City man is expected to admit to charges of trafficking and sales of a controlled substance, his attorney told a judge on Wednesday.Dennis Walter Myers appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday with his attorney Maria Pence.Myers is waiving a preliminary hearing in connection with his arrest for allegedly selling methamphetamine, heroin and oxycontin.Myers’ Carson City
Published: August 28, 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: August 28, 2015
Christmas comes but once annually, and this year Carson City’s multi-purpose athletic center is likely to come with it.Barring any unexpected construction blockage, according to the main contractor and city officials, the $8.5 million project should be done before Dec. 25.“The bottom line is we’re on schedule to have a Christmas party,” said Bill Miles of Miles Construction, the construction
Published: August 27, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval has named deputy Wildlife Department Director as his new head of the Department of Administration.The department’s structure was greatly modified by the 2015 Legislature, which separated most administrative functions from the Budget Office, Executive Branch Audit and other financial functions.That created the new Governor’s Office of Finance under Jim Wells.Cates will manage functions including Personnel, Information Technology,
Published: August 27, 2015
Carson City saw a whopping 21.3 percent increase in sales tax numbers in June driven by double-digit increases in the capital’s three largest taxable sales categories.The largest category, auto sales, was up 20.2 percent to $22.6 million. That was joined by a 37.5 percent increase in General Merchandise Stores to just more than $12 million in sales and a 48.6
Published: August 27, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: August 27, 2015
150 years agoIndian skirmish. A correspondent of the Sacramento Union writing from Smoke Creek, Roop County, about 50 miles east of Susanville, under date of Aug. 12, says: Captain W.L. Knight and Lieutenant Frederick Weed, with a small detachment of Company D., Second Calvary California Volunteers, have just come in from a scout after Indians; having had a slight skirmish,
Published: August 27, 2015
New Dayton High football coach Tom Eck will be at a decided disadvantage when his Dust Devils take the field tonight (7 p.m.) in their 2015 opener at Lovelock.The reason? Well, there are a couple that come to mind.The first is the Mustangs had the benefit of a Saturday scrimmage against Spring Creek, while the Dust Devils’ get-together with Div.
Published: August 27, 2015
Over the course of the last 30-40 years three significant events have taken place regarding our urban deer population. One event developed slowly while the other two have evolved rapidly. The chronic issue developed over time as urban sprawl grew into deer habitat, the second issue was the habitat destruction resulting from the “Waterfall Fire” in 2004 and the third
Published: August 27, 2015
SPARKS — Carson High’s girls tennis squad opened the season with a 14-4 win over Spanish Springs in a Division I match Thursday afternoon.The doubles tandem of Amanda Schulz and Mikaela Asby went 3-0, the only CHS players to win three sets.Elise Brady and Heather Lamotte were 2-0 as were Emily McCaskill and Nancy Henrickson.Anya Woodbury went 2-0 in singles,
Published: August 27, 2015
Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The Nevada Wolf Pack made the safe and smart choice by naming Tyler Stewart as its starting quarterback for the 2015 season. The 21-year-old Stewart began studying the pistol offense under head coach Chris Ault back in 2012. He was the starting quarterback that gave coach Brian Polian his first Division I-A victory and
Published: August 27, 2015
After working more than a year to build a new football program, the Sierra Lutheran High School Falcons are prepared to take flight into their inaugural season.Sierra Lutheran, playing Division IV 8-man football, opens tonight with a 6 p.m. non-league game at Tonopah. For coach Jacob Schumacher and the Falcons, this has been a long-awaited date after they played a
Published: August 27, 2015
Western Nevada College’s Applied Industrial Technology program, which has seen a 50 percent increase in student enrollment between 2014 and 2015, is beginning renovations to expand its current facility, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the NV Energy Foundation.The grant provides funding to convert an exterior covered patio into an enclosed high tech robotics laboratory.“The program is currently operating out
Published: August 27, 2015
Although numerous pests have been plaguing my garden this year, my gardening spirit can’t be stifled. I find myself thinking about planting a fall veggie garden. Many plants will not only tolerate our late summer and fall temperature fluctuations, but will actually thrive. To be successful with a late summer planting for a fall harvest, plant seeds with that reach
Published: August 27, 2015
I’m not sure what kind of the grass grows at the dog park, but Watson seems to love its taste and is fussy about which grass he eats. I have tried giving him different kinds of grass, but he favors only the long, skinny, pointy type. He won’t eat lettuce at home, so what gives?Actually, I have noticed quite a
Published: August 27, 2015
GROW YOUR OWN, NEVADAThe University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight new “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at 12 locations statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing more of their own food.“Anyone can become a better gardener by attending these classes,” Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch
Published: August 27, 2015
“MAYDAY! MAYDAY!... My boat is sinking...!”This was the distress call heard recently by U.S. Coast Guard radio operators up and down the California coast.The Coast Guard (USCG) immediately launched helicopters, airplanes and cutters in an effort to save the crew of the civilian pleasure boat.But the crew and boat were never found.The next day, the MAYDAY calls continued, and USCG
Published: August 27, 2015
The mission remains the same.And like last year, the Fallon football team will also break in a fresh offensive backfield and several other pieces as the Greenwave aim to break a 30-plus year state title drought.Despite a lot of talent lost to graduation, Fallon simply reloaded this season with a fresh crop of experienced seniors and juniors stepping up to
Published: August 27, 2015
For the past three years, the Fernley football team has steadily climbed the ranks of the Northern Division I-A.Under coach Chris Ward, the Vaqueros have become a legitimate threat to win the league title. And for all-state offensive lineman Tyler Roemer, a championship is the goal.“I feel like we are going to have a great season,” he said. “I feel
Published: August 27, 2015
The Elko High School football team is coming off a successful 2014 campaign, in which the Tribe finished 9-2 and saw a return to the state semifinal, but lost 40-7 at Moapa Valley. The shoes to fill for 2015 are big and many.“We aren’t a really young team as far as age, but we have a lot of juniors and
Published: August 27, 2015
The Spartan’s football team hit the field this summer with their heads held high and an attitude that is bound and determined to outhustle, outrun and outplay any competitor that dares challenge their talented 2015 squad.Head coach Joel Jund said this year the team is young but also immensely talented.He is excited about his team’s potential, but he also suspects
Published: August 27, 2015
For the past several years, the Lowry High School football team has been one of the most successful in the state of Nevada. The Buckaroos have sent a number of its players off to college and they are contributing in big ways at the next level.However, it’s a different look this fall in many ways. Long-time head coach Tim Billingsley
Published: August 27, 2015
When the South Tahoe football team kicks off its 2015 campaign, it will mark the start of a new era. Under the direction of first-year head coach Louis Franklin, the Vikings enter the season full of confidence and ready to be a factor in Div. I-A Northern League.“We’re going to be competitive, and there’s not a game we shouldn’t be
Published: August 27, 2015
Two years without a playoff appearance is a rare and epic drought in Wolverine country, where Truckee football fans were spoiled to the tune of four consecutive state championships between 2009 and 2012.All signs point to a team on the rise, however, and 2015 could be the year that the former Division I-A powerhouse returns to prominence. “We had intrasquad
Published: August 27, 2015
A Lyon County deputy raised more than $11,000 for the family of the fallen Carson City Deputy Carl Howell.Nick Greenhut, who works in the Lyon County Detention Facility raised $11,250 in six days through GoFundMe after Deputy Howell was shot and killed last Saturday.“I cannot thank you enough for your support, I’m sure deputy Howell is smiling down on us
Published: August 27, 2015
100 Years AgoLithographs advertising the Nevada State Fair at Fallon have been sent to 32 towns in the state. It was announced yesterday that the fair management is endeavoring to arrange aeroplane flights every afternoon at the fairgrounds as a special attraction. The committee decided that the colors for the fair shall be alfalfa green and purple, corresponding to the
Published: August 27, 2015
Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St. Fallon, NV 89406775-423-7096Monday-Friday Soup Served Monday–Thursday 11 a.m., Monday–Friday lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Age 60 and over: $3 suggested donation; under 60: $6. MondayChicken & DumplingsCarrot Raisin SaladGreen PeasFruit CocktailWheat Crackers TuesdayMeatloafGarden SaladMashed PotatoesBeetsOatmeal CookieWednesdayTurkey/Avocado Deli Sandwich on Hoagiew/cheese, lettuce, etc.Baked Potato ChipsFruited Jell-O ThursdayOven Fried ChickenWaldorf SaladCalifornia VeggiesWheat RollPineapple Upside Down
Published: August 27, 2015
SPARKS — Water users in Eureka County’s Diamond Valley are going to soon be testing a market for trading water in the same way shares of companies are traded on a stock exchange.The goal is to try out a more flexible way for managing and using water that avoids some of the pitfalls of Nevada’s century old prior-appropriation water rights
Published: August 27, 2015
RENO (University of Nevada) — JB Straubel, co-founder and chief technical officer of Tesla Motors, will share an energizing overview of how advanced battery technologies and electric cars can pave the way toward energy independence and economic development, and how education and innovation plays a key role in reaching those goals.Straubel will speak at the annual College of Engineering’s Distinguished
Published: August 27, 2015
Nevada unemployment finished the month of July a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago at 6.9 percent in raw totals.The Las Vegas and Reno reporting areas also saw a full percent decrease ending the month at 7 and 6.3 percent respectively while Carson City reported a nine-tenths decrease to 7.2 percent.Those numbers result in the state’s
Published: August 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, the junior U.S. Senator from Florida, will be in Fallon on Tuesday to speak first with community leaders earlier in the afternoon and then with the general public at the Fallon Convention Center at 5:30 p.m.The tour is part of a two-day swing through western Nevada. He visits Reno on Monday where he will speak
Published: August 27, 2015
Nevada’s longest agricultural event begins in one week at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. The annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair, which merged earlier this year, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Labor Day weekend. The Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair that was merged earlier this year begins at 5 p.m. next Friday for a three-day run. The festival features
Published: August 27, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Authorities say two men rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino’s canal on the Las Vegas Strip were hospitalized this week in critical condition. The Clark County Fire Department said crews were called about 7:45 a.m. Monday for a reported drowning or diving incident at The Venetian property’s man-made canal, known for hosting gondola rides that go inside and
Published: August 27, 2015
RENO — A Reno church is reporting vandalism to a sign outside its building that could be racially motivated. The Rev. Neal Anderson told KRNV-TV Thursday the “Black Lives Matter” sign was targeted at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada on Del Monte Lane on the south end of town. Anderson says the word “Black” was replaced by the
Published: August 27, 2015
The Marine Corps League of Carson City Silver State Detachment 630 is holding its annual outreach event Saturday and Sunday at Walmart, 3200 Market St. in north Carson City. The nonprofit uses donations locally in Carson City, Dayton, Virginia City, Minden and Gardnerville. Half of the donations collected this weekend will go to the family of Deputy Carl Howell, who
Published: August 27, 2015
Permits for firewood will go on sale at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Richard H. Bryan Building, 901 S. Stewart St. in Carson City, with approximately 150 permits available on a first come, first served basis. The wood includes a mixture of pine and fir, some seasoned and some green. The cost is $65 per cord — cash
Published: August 27, 2015
Realignment is an ongoing topic as the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association released its survey results last week from member schools.The questionnaire concerns the next realignment cycle, which starts in fall 2016 and runs through spring 2020.As for the recommendations, which were passed by the NIAA’s Board of Control in June, in the Division I-A, the Northern League will remain with
Published: August 4, 2015
BILLINGS, Mont. — The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Vilsack told The Associated Press that he wants to almost double protected habitat for the chicken-sized bird,
Published: August 27, 2015
Three organizations led by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed the expected lawsuit to block Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts program.The program, essentially a school vouchers program, was challenged as violating the state’s constitutional ban on giving public funds to religious organizations. Many of the private schools most interested in claiming those vouchers are operated by church groups.The ACLU, its
Published: August 27, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAYAt 6:08 p.m., a 30-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, suspended driver’s license and a warrant after deputies attempted to locate the man and found him hiding in a ditch near Carmine Street and Neptune
Published: August 27, 2015
Celebration of LifeViewing for Cameron St. Hilaire will be held Friday Aug 28th from 3:00 pm to 7:00pm at FitzHenry’s Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday Aug 29th at 10:00 am at Calvary Chapel Carson City 1635 Clearview Dr. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements.
Published: August 27, 2015
The 15-year-old Carson City boy who apparently drowned Saturday at Lake Tahoe was described as having a heart of gold by his family.Cameron St. Hilaire died Saturday at Sand Harbor State Park in Lake Tahoe while at the beach with his family. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 11:51 a.m. for a subject in need of medical,
Published: August 24, 2015
Carson police install radar to catch speedersCarson City will soon have radar in operation against speeders, according to Sheriff Howard Hoffman. The new machine was received July 16 and is now undergoing tests. Accompanying it are radar speed warning signs which have been posted at the various city entrances, Chief Deputy Marshall Bob Humphrey said. Radar speed checks are operated
Published: August 26, 2015
150 years agoShooting affray occurred yesterday at about half past five in front of the store of Mitchell & Adams on south C Street between a man called “Big Jake” and Frank Farrington, during which some eight shots were fired. It seems “Big Jake” came into Spaulding’s saloon, somewhat intoxicated and began insulting Farrington. A slap started a fight, which
Published: August 26, 2015
There are two places where Max DeMar feels at home — the football field and the kitchen.The kitchen? Not exactly what you would expect from a rugged football player, but the Carson High School senior loves to cook, and he’s pretty darn good at it. He’s been a part of Penny Reynolds’ culinary program since his sophomore year.“Ever since I
Published: August 26, 2015
Drones weren’t a windfall for Nevada after the state was named a test site, but it’s likely they still would be, a speaker in Carson City said Wednesday.Mike Dikum, an executive in the Reno-Tahoe airport community since 2001 and now the Reno-Stead Airport manager, said when Nevada was named one of four unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAV) testing sights, some thought
Published: August 26, 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 featured at 6 p.m. today and at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Published: August 26, 2015
A comedian featured in “There’s Something About Mary,” “Me, Myself and Irene,” “Shallow Hal,” “Stuck on You” and other films is performing at the Carson Nugget on Friday, Sept. 4. Jackie Flynn, who was discovered on stage in Boston by the Farrelly Brothers, got his start performing in stand-up comedy clubs, but has since appeared in many film and television
Published: August 26, 2015
A bluegrass band who plays some of the best known music of Southwestern songwriters, such as Michael Martin Murphey, Michael Hearne and Shake Russell, is visiting Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center on Saturday. Southwestern Pilgrimage features vocal harmonies and a multitude of stringed instruments — the banjo, fiddle, guitar and dobro. It’s led by Rick Sparks, president of the Northern
Published: August 26, 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: August 26, 2015
Nevada unemployment finished the month of July a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago at 6.9 percent in raw totals.The Las Vegas and Reno reporting areas also saw a full percent decrease ending the month at 7 and 6.3 percent respectively while Carson City reported a nine-tenths decrease to 7.2 percent.Those numbers result in the state’s
Published: August 26, 2015
Carson High Senior Kaitlyn Jones donates money Wednesday to the memory of Cameron St. Hilaire who tragically drowned at Sand Harbor Saturday. CHS students held a ‘Miracle Moment” during its A3 period Wednesday morning to raise funds for St. Hilaire.
Published: August 26, 2015
To borrow a phrase from former vice president Albert Gore, Democrats must face an “inconvenient truth” about presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. That exercise leads this writer to the judgment she’s not the quieting, unifying presence this nation so desperately needs as president. Vice President Joe Biden is that leader.This is not a question of Ms. Clinton’s progressive credentials. She
Published: August 26, 2015
What happens when two dedicated Carson City service clubs, the Kiwanis Club of Sierra Nevada and the Sunset Rotary Club, become a team? Together everyone accomplishes more.The two service clubs have members who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and work up a sweat while getting their hands dirty for a great cause. The fundraiser event Wednesday night raised
Published: August 26, 2015
Over the years, I have wondered about the differences between how our American democracy controls power as compared to other nations. After studying and writing about power for more than 30 years, I have found only one inference: does our priceless freedom to use power account for a major part of the uniqueness of our culture? In addition, do we
Published: August 26, 2015
A seventh member has been arrested in connection with the “Pillow Case Bandits” — a burglary ring that hit Carson City, Douglas and Washoe counties in the last year.On Wednesday, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrested Bob Stover after serving a search warrant on his residence and reportedly finding hundreds of pieces of stolen property related to the burglaries. He
Published: August 26, 2015
The 7-mile trail connecting Ash and Kings canyons in the hills west of Carson City will officially open this weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday. “It’s very exciting,” said Jeff Potter, a board member of Muscle Powered. “It’s a chance for us to say thank you in a public setting to all the partnerships that were involved.”The multi-use, non-motorized
Published: August 26, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.TUESDAYAt 12:05 a.m., Michael Noell, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony grand larceny of a firearm. Bail was set at $20,000.The Nevada Appeal only names people arrested on suspicion of felonies and violent crimes. Carson City Secret Witness will
Published: August 26, 2015
A Lyon County deputy raised more than $11,000 for the family of the fallen Carson City deputy, Carl Howell.Nick Greenhut, who works in the Lyon County Detention Facility raised $11,250 in six days through GoFundMe after Deputy Howell was shot and killed last Saturday.“I cannot thank you enough for your support, I’m sure deputy Howell is smiling down on us
Published: August 26, 2015
Nevada’s Civil Support team descended on the state Capitol Wednesday for a training exercise in handling a Hazmat or WMD incident.Team commander Maj. Brett Compston said it’s part of a series of training events planned during the next few weeks. He said the goal is to rehearse how to handle a variety of likely scenarios ranging from chemical spills, radiation
Published: August 26, 2015
Nevada regulators decided Wednesday to keep existing rates in place for rooftop solar customers for a few more months even though the state hit a cap on how much energy can be sold back to a utility company. The Public Utilities Commission voted to maintain current rates and rules before permanent ones must be adopted by the end of the
Published: August 26, 2015
The Nevada Health Co-Op that was created as part of the Affordable Care Act will soon shut down operations after struggling with the high costs and lackluster enrollment that’s plaguing most of the co-ops in other parts of the country. The nonprofit’s board of directors announced Wednesday that they’d made the “painful” decision to phase out the program at the
Published: August 26, 2015
Valeri Wilson, a University of Nevada student who studied at the Bogazici University in Istanbul, will give a presentation about Turkey at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Carson City Library. As a student in her final semester at UNR, Wilson is working toward a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. While in Turkey she was able to study the
Published: August 26, 2015
The Silver Dollar Regional, a gathering in conjunction with the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, is this weekend in Sparks with the public admitted on Sunday.Tom Bartels of Gardnerville, a horologist who does antique clock repair, restoration and appraisal, said public entry is just $5 or free with a postcard-sized admission available for Sunday’s sale of antique clocks
Published: August 26, 2015
Maccabee Arms in Reno is raffling a DPMS AR-10 to raise money for 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. The raffle runs through Dec. 13. Tickets are $20 each and all proceeds will be presented directly to the
Published: August 26, 2015
While there are many factors that have affected ACT scores of Carson high school students, everybody at Tuesday’s board meeting agreed on one fact: those scores need to improve.Only 22 percent of Carson High juniors in 2014-2015 who stated they were taking college prep courses, which the ACT test covers, were able to post benchmark scores in all four areas
Published: August 26, 2015
A free workshop for anyone interested in volunteering to help protect Nevada’s heritage is being offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Bureau of Land Management, 5665 Morgan Mill Road in Carson City. The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service have joined with
Published: August 26, 2015
A group of bucks gather in the shade on the lawn of a 4th Street home on Tuesday afternoon.
Published: August 26, 2015
Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said on Tuesday he fully expects legislation reviving the Yucca Mountain nuclear dump project to be passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.“It’ll get 400 votes in the House in the 114th Congress,” he said in an interview on Tuesday. “It’s a bipartisan issue and it’s going to come out.”But Amodei said he thinks the plan
Published: August 25, 2015
July 1, 1974: First car arrivesThis continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: August 26, 2015
150 years agoThe military ball. Tonight is the Grand Military Ball, which is to be given by the Carson Zouaves, at the Pavilion. It will doubtless be the finest affair of the sort ever had in Nevada. There will be no doubt be numerous in attendance of the Carson ladies, and the knowledge of that fact spread abroad in the
Published: August 26, 2015
Carson, Fiorina not lifetime politiciansThe comment “conservatives like to use scare tactics” is so funny considering Obama wants to delay Social Security checks just so he can screw the Republicans on the budget debate. We once had a government where the people ruled the government and served in temporary service to run the government. That was overtaken by greed in
Published: August 26, 2015
The name Pradere has been a common one around the Carson High football program since 2009.Brock Pradere played four years of football, two on varsity, for the Senators. He caught 42 passes in his career for 535 yards and six scores, all of those TDs coming in his senior season back in 2011 when Carson compiled a 10-2 record and
Published: August 26, 2015

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