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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
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 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 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
After a one-year hiatus, Monica Halverson is back in charge of the Dayton High volleyball program.Halverson returns after Dayton went 21-10 under coach Mike Edmiston. She left the program after the 2013 season for personal reasons.The team opens its 2015 season Friday at the two-day Yerington Tournament.“I decided I wanted to come back,” Halverson said. “I missed it. Ben (my
Published: August 26, 2015
Routines can be our best teachers. For me, it’s grocery shopping: load the shopping cart, pay, load the car, squeeze in a few more errands, unload the car, load the refrigerator and finally reheat some leftovers before low-blood sugar sets in and my teenager complains “there’s nothing good to eat”. Within this mundane, the check-out line is my one opportunity
Published: August 26, 2015
Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for Aug. 19. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive, scored 100 points. Melvin’s Car Wash & Detail, 1510 N. Carson St., scored 100 points. Starbucks, 2320 S. Carson St., scored 100 points. Dotty’s, 3305 Market St., Suite
Published: August 26, 2015
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to help support its ongoing initiatives in the People’s Republic of China and Poland.The grant was awarded under the State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) program.The goal of the GOED programs is to increase not only the number of Nevada businesses exporting but the value of those exports
Published: August 26, 2015
A road diet can cut accidents perhaps a third or more by calming traffic, the engineer overseeing Carson City’s downtown makeover project said Tuesday.Speaking to Rotarians at the Carson Nugget, Danny Rotter of the Public Works Department said slimming a main street — in Carson’s case by reducing four lanes to three and widening sidewalks — may cut pedestrian accidents
Published: August 26, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 9:11 p.m., Lloyd Stevens, 36, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary and violation of a temporary protection order after deputies responded to reports of a residential burglary near the 2300 block of Sherman Lane. Bail was set
Published: August 26, 2015
The Carson City Animal Services Initiative is hosting its 8th annual Bark, Whine and Dine fundraising event Saturday.This event is one of CASI’s biggest fundraising efforts to raise money to build a new animal shelter in Carson City. The event is expected to raise around $12,000 to go toward its $200,000 goal to help build the shelter. The event, happening
Published: August 26, 2015
Gaining access to world-class cancer care just got easier for Northern Nevadans. A new alliance is bringing state-of-the-art treatment for rare and complicated cancers, expanded avenues to clinical trials, and expert second opinions to the community’s doorstep.Carson Tahoe Health, the state’s only “gold-level” accredited cancer center, said Tuesday it’s teaming up with Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Part of the University
Published: August 26, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’s hopeful Monday’s meeting with President Obama is going to help prevent the need to list the greater sage grouse.“We discussed the critical need for efforts to protect populations of the greater sage grouse through a conservation plan based on cutting edge science, common sense best practices and collaborative decision-making,” he said following the discussion in
Published: August 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $195,805 in funding for four health centers in Nevada.The Affordable Care Act money will expand quality improvement and infrastructure systems to improve primary care service delivery in those centers.“The awards will help health centers continue to provide comprehensive primary care to the nation’s most vulnerable communities,” said Jim Macrae, acting
Published: August 26, 2015
RENO — The judges included Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison instead of billionaire investor Mark Cuban, and they took a lighter touch with nervous contestants, but organizers hope a Nevada business pitch competition styled after “Shark Tank” helps give promising entrepreneurs the same kind of boost as the hit reality TV show. Ten entrepreneurs made the hard sell to Hutchison and
Published: August 26, 2015
RENO — Cabela’s has announced plans to celebrate its annual Fall Great Outdoor Days event with sales, guest appearances, seminars, family activities, sponsor exhibits and demonstrations through Monday, Sept. 7.This weekend’s activities (Saturday and Sunday) include archery at Cabela’s inflatable archery range in front of the store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., kayak 101 at 11 a.m., fly tying
Published: August 26, 2015
Donald Trump is an American billionaire businessman running for president of the United States. He has made many claims, one being that he would bring jobs back to America from foreign countries. If I had the chance to interview Trump, I would ask him this:“Mr. Trump, you claim to want to create jobs here and bring back jobs from China
Published: August 25, 2015
Our policemen, sheriff’s deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers put their lives on the line every day for Nevadans. Major incidences do not occur often, but when they do, the majority of residents support those who put the uniform on to protect us.The senseless murder of Carson City Deputy Carl Howell illustrates that point as does the killing of two
Published: August 25, 2015
Just two seconds after I sat down on my living room couch, Molly jumped onto my lap, licking my face. That puppy had followed me into the house, getting in my way as I tried to enter the back door. I’d never had Molly be that glad to see me before.I’d just returned from four days in the hospital in
Published: August 25, 2015
The Minden-Tahoe Airport’s Aviation Roundup featured aircraft at a static display and U.S. Navy and Air Force jets performing aerial demonstrations. The Thunderbirds, the precision flight team of the U.S. Air Force, wowed thousands of spectators in attendance. For more photos of the air show, go to the LVN Facebook page.
Published: August 25, 2015
My great-grandfather was a Basque sheepherder. He came from the Pyrenees Mountains in the Basque Country and made his home in our Sierra Nevada. The ancient practice of sheepherding thrives in our state even today, providing jobs and opportunities for many immigrant families, as it did mine. But a new rule from the United States Department of Labor now threatens
Published: August 25, 2015
At an early age, Alex Segura-Garcia received a guiding hand toward achieving a higher education. That experience left an impression on him and has shaped his professional career.Now, as Western Nevada College’s new Jump Start College Coordinator, Segura-Garcia has the opportunity to make a difference for many Northern Nevada students and their families. Helping them prepare to join WNC’s Jump
Published: August 25, 2015
Busing problems continue for the Churchill County School District with parents saying they are not happy with how the situation was handled or with the excuses.A handful of parents vented on social media about their experiences with the school district after hundreds of students were left outside last week for more than an hour waiting for buses and some students
Published: August 25, 2015
Oasis Academy is off to a great start for the school year.Not only did the school grow in the size of the student body, but it also expanded its walls and improved a few areas.Principal Melissa Mackedon said the school has been very fortunate since it opened in 2011. She said Old Fallon LLC, which owns the building, the city
Published: August 25, 2015
The announcement of a new facility came at the right time for Churchill County’s senior citizens.To coincide with National Senior Citizen Day on Friday, the official announcement of a matching grant to help with the first two phases of a new center was welcomed with applause as Comptroller Alan Kalt discussed details. Kalt said the Senior Center’s coalition board, architect
Published: August 25, 2015
Western Nevada College Fallon is offering several interesting non-credit courses this fall through its Community Education Division. The courses are designed to enrich the cultural, social and recreational life of our community. Course details, fees and registration information are available at www.wnc.edu/ce. — click on Non-Credit Class Schedule.Employability Skills TrainingEach session meets Friday 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.
Published: August 25, 2015
Banner Churchill Community Hospital:August 8, 2015Aliyah Grace Funkhouser-Boatman to Kayla Marie Random and Eric Anthony Boatman, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches.August 12, 2015A boy, Kinzer Daniel Ross Ausano to Tori Edgington and David Ausano, weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring 20 inches.August 13, 2015A boy, Dominic Cruz Beisch to Katie LeAnn Trojillo and Donald Louis
Published: August 25, 2015
The following marriage licenses were issued by the Churchill County Clerk’s/Treasurer’s office.July 2, 2015Michael Brandon Ross, 21, and Christine Louise Ogle, 20, both of Silver Springs.Danny Vasallo Sancho Jr., 31, and Christy Michelle Flanigan, 38, Both of Fallon. July 6, 2015Gregory Willis Teliczan, 30, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Samantha Jacqueline Rubin, 28, of Fernley. July 7, 2015Michael Lee Adams II,
Published: August 25, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio will visit Fallon on Tuesday at the convention center.Rubio has a rally at the Peppermill casino in Reno on Monday evening. The next day, he’ll visit the Carson City Community Center before going to Yerington at 2 p.m. and then Fallon for the 5:30 p.m. rally. Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison is chairing his campaign in
Published: August 25, 2015
The three newest members of the Carson High Football Hall of Fame — Bruce Vidmar, Ryan Green and Ryan Bauman — were introduced to the community at the annual kick-off dinner Saturday night at Mills Park.Green and Bauman played for then head coach and current CHS athletic director Bob Bateman, and both players were each 14-4 in their final two
Published: August 23, 2015
Coyotes attacking dogs on trails prompted Carson City’s Parks and Recreation Department to issue a warning Monday to pet owners.“It appears most of these incidents have occurred on the trails in east Carson City,” according to the department, “specifically at the Riverview Park Wetlands Trail, Empire Ranch Trail and the Mexican Ditch Trail.”Scott Fahrenbruch, the department’s deputy director, elaborated on
Published: August 24, 2015

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