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Note: Menus for week of Aug. 3 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:MONDAY: Philadelphia cheese steak sandwiches, onions and peppers, baked potato chips, pickled beets, peaches and cookies.TUESDAY: Chef salad, cottage cheese with fruit, cranberry juice and French bread.WEDNESDAY: Salmon patties, buns, lettuce and onions, pea salad and ambrosia.THURSDAY: Chicken
Published: August 2, 2015
Michael D. Sherlock was appointed executive director of the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, or POST, the regulatory agency for law enforcement training throughout the state. Sherlock has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience serving in Nevada and California where he served as canine officer, field training officer, detective and commander. After graduating from Yerington
Published: August 2, 2015
150 years agoAll is quiet on the Sweetwater. At any rate no clicking of telegraph instruments, sending westward messages disturbs the stillness with broods over the saccharine stream (see next Thursday’s pages). Another Rebel Assassin. Late Oregon dispatches record the murder, at Idaho City, of ex-Sheriff Pinkham, by one Fred Patterson, who shot him in the back. The telegram says,
Published: August 2, 2015
I know it’s quaint and old-fashioned to call for civil discourse in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but I’m going to do it anyway because the GOP presidential campaign is rapidly deteriorating into an unseemly exercise in political mud-slinging unworthy of our great democracy. In fact, it looks and sounds a lot like a low-brow TV reality
Published: August 2, 2015
Truth, in these days of hype and sideswipe, is much like beauty or ugliness.Quite often it’s in the eye of the beholder.To some what is beauty is ugliness to others, and vice versa. To some what is history is absent from the minds of others. To some what is fantasy to others is reality. We are often at loggerheads because
Published: August 2, 2015
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center:To Krystal Smith and Joe Pomeroy of Wellington, a son, James Keith Pomeroy, born June 21, 2015, weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces. To Kayla DenBoer of Carson City, a daughter, Spencer Skye DenBoer, born July 14, 2015, weighing 6 pounds and 9 ounces.To Julie and Blake Hiller of Dayton, a son, Jaxon Stone Hiller, born
Published: August 2, 2015
SERVPRO, a disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation service, recognized Kimberly and John Allen of SERVPRO of Carson City, Douglas County and South Lake Tahoe with the CHAIRMAN’S Bronze award for outstanding revenue performance. The awards event took place at the company’s 46th Annual Convention July 6-10 in Chicago. This year’s program offered 54 workshop sessions covering 29 different topics. Its
Published: August 2, 2015
O’Neill, Kieckhefer can’t be defendedWhy is it necessary for P.K. O’Neill to “defend” his voting record? I can answer that. He won the election based on what he said he would do. He then did the opposite. Boy, oh boy, that should be defended.Should we believe his “defense” is his new offense? Or should we learn from our mistakes and
Published: August 2, 2015
Congratulations to our winner, Denali Bell. Denali sent in this photo of a double rainbow taken while on a family bike ride. Bell wins a six-week All Access subscription. For more contests, watch the Nevada Appeal’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nevadaappeal.
Published: August 2, 2015
The Board of Supervisors gets its next update Thursday on progress in designing the Downtown Carson Streetscape Project.The Regional Transportation Commission and Redevelopment Authority Citizen’s Committee is recommending approval of the 30 percent design of the Streetscape ProjectThe staff report says design work so far is based on the concept already approved by the board. The core of the plan
Published: August 2, 2015
Ogilvy back to defend Barracuda crownRENO — Defending champion Geoff Ogilvy will be in the field when the 17th Barracuda Championship gets under way Thursday at Montreux Golf & Country Club.There are eight other past champions in the field — Scott Verplank (2000), Chris Riley (2002), Vaughn Taylor (2004-05), lefty Steve Flesch (2007), Parker McLachlin (2008), John Rollins (2009), Matt
Published: August 2, 2015
I’ve always thought Tiger Woods, despite the fact that he was the best thing to happen to golf in the last 20 years, was arrogant.That attitude was displayed front and center earlier this week during a press conference at the Quicken Loans National event in Virginia. Woods is the host of the Quicken Loans National, which benefits his foundation.Woods has
Published: August 2, 2015
I was in one of our of local pharmacies last week standing dutifully behind the privacy line taped to the floor in front me, watching the flurry of activity unfold just beyond my reach. Technicians were darting about waiting on customers, answering phones, filling prescriptions and doing their best to conceal their obvious frustration with having too many people to
Published: August 2, 2015
Editor’s note: The Nevada Appeal presented the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the mayor and city manager an opportunity for a column. Supervisor Karen Abowd will appear next Sunday. We’ve all heard the astounding news: Northern Nevada has 50,000 jobs coming in the next five years and needs 9,000 new housing units for all the new employees and their families.
Published: August 2, 2015
With school soon back in session, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office is advising drivers to be cautious as they share the road with school buses. Drivers are asked to keep in mind buses are large, slow moving vehicles that cannot stop on a dime. Be patient and obey the red flashing lights and stop signs which are activated when the
Published: August 2, 2015
JFK vows U.S. will win race to moon Houston, Tex. (UPI) — President Kennedy said today the nation is determined to win the race with Russia to the moon and first place in space so that it will be an area of peace and never “a terrifying theater of war.” A crowd estimated at 50,000 people in the vast Rice
Published: August 2, 2015
The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.SILVER DOLLAR: To Carson City’s Gary Jesch, who has developed Invirtua, a live animation program that promises to be a breakthrough in the treatment of autistic children. His program is already being used by professionals
Published: August 2, 2015
The following information applies to the period of Aug. 3-9.Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4, Minnesota Street will be closed to through traffic between King and Second streets. The area will be used as a public space for events.The Nevada Department of Transportation will continue construction of drainage improvements on U.S. Highway 50 West between the two truck ramps (just west of
Published: August 2, 2015
Juan Rivas, a Carson City resident, took this photo of deer he saw Tuesday morning on S. Carson Street. Rivas was surprised at how close he was able to get without spooking the deer.
Published: August 2, 2015
Western Nevada College’s Applied Industrial Technology program has been in the news lately. A lot. Not only because it’s a great program designed to put Nevadans to work in the growing technical business environment, but because our community is rallying around AIT and what it means to prepare Nevadans for careers that are going to strengthen our local communities and
Published: August 2, 2015
The E.L. Cord Foundation, a Reno-based philanthropic organization has provided the Western Nevada College Foundation a $50,000 gift to fund the renovation of the College’s Applied Industrial Technology lab to support advanced studies in robotics, automation and controls.“Western Nevada College’s industrial technology program is a perfect fit for the E. L. Cord Foundation,” said Joseph Bradley, senior trustee for the
Published: August 2, 2015
Nevada’s unique, rugged beauty beckons travelers with a lure that reminds those of Homer’s Sirens enticing sailors to come to their island and become snarled in a trap to stay. Likewise, the Nevada landscape glistening under a bright summer sun, majestic mountains reaching to the sky with their jagged peaks and old historical stops stretching across two-lane or interstate highways
Published: August 2, 2015
Jasmine Jaing, aka Nellie Gauge, is tied up by the dastardly Fritz Schlottman, aka Hugo Swindle, Saturday evening on the V&T Railroad. For more information please visit www.vtrailway.com.
Published: August 2, 2015
Today’s fair schedulePaul Maurer Shows Carnival — noon to 11 p.m. at carnival areaNevada Civil War Volunteers Living History Camp — noon to 7 p.m., south side of creekCook’s Racing Pigs — noon to 9 p.m., south of Exhibit HallFantasy Face Painting — noon to closing, near children’s playgroundFly Tying Demonstrations — noon to 7 p.m. at Exhibit HallFlo the
Published: August 2, 2015
We won’t see the full picture until this fall in Nevada, but if actions by Covered California and, more locally, Hometown Health of Reno are any indication, health insurance premiums should rise very little.Covered California announced on Tuesday that rates for 2016 will increase by just 4 percent next year – even less than the 4.2 percent rise for 2015.A
Published: August 3, 2015
Republicans angry that Nevada lawmakers approved a $1.1 billion tax package this spring, just months after voters overwhelmingly rejected a tax hike on the ballot, are launching efforts to repeal it and kick some of its backers out of office. Activists have already set up several fundraising organizations and plan to file paperwork for a ballot referendum and recall as
Published: August 3, 2015
The Nevada Division of Forestry encourages owners of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, to keep them on the ground during a fire and let firefighters and aircraft work to stop fires as quickly and safely as possible.Due to recent incidents in which drones have interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland fire fighting operations, NDF wants drone owners
Published: August 3, 2015
Milton Merlos, a native of Boston, will perform a concert of Spanish Flamenco guitar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.Merlos started playing the guitar at age 12. His travels to Spain instilled a love for the Spanish Flamenco style of playing. Now a professional musician with 16 years of experience, he
Published: August 3, 2015
Six deputies involved in a fatal shooting on Thursday have been identified by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.Sgt. Dan Coverly, Sgt. Dave Stanley, Investigator Jon Storke, Deputy Jeff Johnsen, Deputy Matt Saylo and Deputy Justin Williams are on administrative leave while the Carson City Sheriff’s Office conducts its investigation.The deputies were placed on leave after the shooting death of Mark
Published: August 3, 2015
The story of one of the most rugged and resilient Nevada families, as told by one of the state’s most enduring journalists, is coming to the Nevada State Museum on Thursday, Aug. 13, when photojournalist Jeff Scheid premieres a one-year exhibit, “Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family.” The exhibit text and labels that explain Scheid’s photos are
Published: August 3, 2015
The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is offering a magical celebration for its 25th Anniversary this fall — the Broadway blockbuster musical “Mary Poppins.”“The entire company is bursting with excitement for this production,” said Stephanie Arrigotti, producer and director. “Anyone who has seen the stage version of this show will understand their excitement.” The production will play three weekends, Nov.
Published: August 3, 2015
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting its seventh annual clothing drive to help families in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Dayton communities get ready for school.To donate, drop off new or clean and gently used clothing from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church, 411 N. Saliman Road. Families are invited to pick up what
Published: August 3, 2015
Muscle Powered’s next Trash Mob, a monthly effort that clears debris from local trails, is from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, along the Lone Mountain trail, just north of Lone Mountain Cemetery. Volunteers will meet up at the parking lot located at the southwest corner of Northridge and New Ridge drives. From there the group will make its
Published: August 3, 2015
More than 15 vendors will offer antiques, collectibles, jewelry and crafts at the Carson City Historical Society’s yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Foreman-Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St. Paintings by Cyndy Brenneman, Helen Fanning, Barbara Gurney, Siegi Proctor and Anita Treants will be displayed at the yard sale, then raffled at the society’s ice
Published: August 3, 2015
The Elks annual children’s soccer shoot competition will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Participants do not need to be AYSO players. The event is open to ages 13 and under. An awards ceremony will take play two or three weeks after the event to honor first, second and third place
Published: August 3, 2015
@ Two Digital Learning Center at the Carson City Library is offering free digital learning classes this month. Introduction to Word will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Introduction to PowerPoint will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Computers for beginners will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 11. Introduction to Windows 7 will be from 6
Published: August 3, 2015
RENO — State officials have agreed to a final incentive agreement for a $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant being built in Nevada by Tesla Motors. The $1.3 billion agreement allows the electric car company to apply for refunds for certain local tax payments, the Reno Gazette Journal reported. The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development says the company’s first refund
Published: August 3, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.Carson CityFRIDAYAt 3:05 p.m., a 33-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 2100 block of Mayflower Way. Bail was set at $3,000.At 5:45 p.m., a 51-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on two counts of domestic
Published: August 3, 2015
Attorney General Adam Laxalt has filed suit accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of failing to meet a statutory deadline on the air quality standards for Ozone.EPA was required to approve, partially approve or deny the interstate transport part of that plan by Oct. 10 of last year.Laxalt said the suit was filed because an environmental group gave notice it planned
Published: August 3, 2015
The 9th Circuit Court has breathed life into a lawsuit aimed at forcing the federal government to stop helping Nevada’s predator control program.A three-judge panel reversed the district court dismissal of WildEarth Guardians lawsuit, sending it back to district court in Las Vegas for further hearings.The opinion filed Monday agreed with WildEarth advocates that the federal Animal and Plant Health
Published: August 3, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the district court dismissal of the lawsuit in which Lehman Brothers demanded $30 million from the Nevada treasurer’s office.The company, now named Woodlands Commercial Bank, was terminated from its state contract after Lehman Brothers was downgraded in its credit status and unable to assign its contract with the state to another firm.The panel consisting
Published: August 3, 2015
Carson City investigators are examining evidence from a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place in Douglas County last week.“We’ve had officers there all day looking at it,” Sheriff Ken Furlong said on Monday.Douglas County released the names of the six deputies involved in the shooting of Gardnerville Ranchos resident Mark Perkins, 48, who was pronounced dead at the scene after
Published: August 3, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Several Nevada government and business leaders said Monday they see a bright future for renewable energy projects in the state under federal rules tightening pollution controls for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Nevada doesn’t rely much on coal for electricity, and officials at a sun-drenched event beneath solar power panels at Las Vegas City Hall
Published: August 3, 2015
RENO — For a guy running a PGA tournament, Chris Hoff looked very relaxed and in good spirits.And with good reason.Hoff indicated that Barracuda being involved as the title sponsor was the big reason. The company, which became the title sponsor last year, is signed up through 2017.“We’re excited about the tournament,” said Barracuda CEO and president B.J. Jenkins. “The
Published: August 3, 2015
During the weekend, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with other agencies across Nevada conducted more than 200 sex offender registration checks during Operation Vigilance.Last Thursday through Saturday, the Nevada Department of Public Safety Division of Parole and Probation along officers from Carson, Lyon, Storey and Douglas counties, Nevada Department of Corrections Inspector General’s Office and the United States
Published: August 3, 2015
Sierra Lutheran High School is taking the next step in growing into a full-scale high school.Miles Construction, which built the school’s current campus on Romans Road, is constructing a multi-purpose athletics field at the school.Pastor Juls Clausen, the school’s principal, said as the school has grown, the need for an expanded physical education program has grown as well.“In the last
Published: August 3, 2015
First atomic explosion? “Detonation” near Las Vegas confirmed here by governorBlast set off Wednesday night, Russell revealsOther tests due in short while, officer reportAlthough few people in the state were aware of the fact, an explosion — and very possible an atomic one — has taken place in southern Nevada. Gov. Charles Russell has been informed by an atomic energy
Published: August 3, 2015
There are many definitions of the word “pest,” and personal perceptions of pests can often be very different. A pest might be annoying (ants), damaging to plants (rabbits), a health concern (ticks) or a cause for fear (black widow spiders). However, relatively few pests cause significant injury to plants, so pesticides are rarely needed. A pesticide is a substance that
Published: August 3, 2015
150 years agoEvening items. A ghost has been seen on the road between Crown Point ravine and the Overman works, late at night within a week or so. It is a man ghost, and since his intentions are not appreciated by several men working in the Overman, perhaps the ghost had better “git up and dust.” He may save his
Published: August 3, 2015
The fountain of youth that a Spanish explorer hunted in Florida centuries ago might have been the first potion that would return the drinker to youthfulness, but it wasn’t the last. Today many charlatans are peddling all kinds of things that “reverse” aging for seniors.Consumer Reports in a recent issue noted that this year the anti-aging products will come in
Published: August 3, 2015
Late last year, Congress finally passed various tax law extensions. That did not give much time for individuals and business owners to react. By waiting until the last few days of the year, it did show Congress does not understand the importance of having tax laws that are consistent and easily understood.Here are a few of the items for individuals
Published: August 3, 2015
Lawmakers dropped anchor on economyYou can boil down NNDA’s Rob Hooper (Appeal, July 19) article defending Nevada’s new Commerce Tax to the rather silly claim that it damages Nevada-based and out-of-state companies that do business in Nevada equally.Chantal Lovell of the Nevada Policy Research Institute has produced a fact-based analysis of the tax, pointing out that the gross-receipts Commerce Tax,
Published: August 3, 2015
The Nevada Department of Transportation is seeking to enhance traffic safety with a new project to install livestock fencing on sections of U.S. 50 in Silver Springs.The project, which began Monday, will fence approximately four and a half miles of U.S. 50 between Boyer Lane and Pinto Street and from Onyx Street to the U.S. 95 Alternate intersection in Silver
Published: August 4, 2015
RENO — Burning Man organizers will not allow hobbyist drones at this year’s festival and will limit the use of other drones. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the event will provide permits for drones used for media coverage, event operations, art documentation or art performance, but no other purposes. The annual arts and free expression festival will be held August
Published: August 4, 2015
Republican Pat Hickey of Reno announced Tuesday he’s not seeking re-election in District 25.Hickey said Nevada’s Legislature is comprised of “citizen legislators.”“Nothing in that title implies a permanent or professional class of lawmakers,” he said. “I decided last year that the 2015 session would be my last.”Hickey pointed out he served in two different decades, “and in two different centuries.”He
Published: August 4, 2015
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada not only met but exceeded the amount of money it needed to build a teen center.To get the $1.2 million grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation, the Clubs had to raise at least $400,000. But Laurie Gorris, the club’s chief professional officer, said it has raised $485,000 and is hoping to
Published: August 4, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 5:19 p.m., Donald Wilk, 43, of Carson City, was arrested on suspicion of felony assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, obstruction, resisting arrest with violence, domestic battery-first offense and ex-felon failed to register after deputies responded to reports
Published: August 4, 2015
Single-game tickets for Nevada’s six home football games in 2015 — five of which are slated for day-time kickoffs — go on sale today at 10 a.m. The Wolf Pack’s home slate for the upcoming season consists of two nonconference games, four Mountain West contests and five day games.Tickets will be available for purchase at www.NevadaWolfPack.com or by calling the
Published: August 4, 2015
The eighth annual Fallon Fights hosted by the city of Fallon in association with Top Rank, Inc. and Let’s Get It On Promotions returns Aug. 22 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Also known as the Rural Rumble, the 2015 event will feature world-class professional boxing.Local rising star Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez (8-1) of Reno will be taking a big step up
Published: August 4, 2015
Tuesday marked the beginning of the fall season for Churchill County High School athletes.All returning student-athletes including freshmen and new students must complete and return the 2015-15 CCHS Sports Registration to be cleared for athletics.Continuing today through Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. is for football players only, while Aug, 10-13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. is reserved for all other sports.The sports
Published: August 4, 2015
A hot-button issue the past several months concerns student-athletes at two Churchill County schools.The topic of if or how Oasis Academy, a state charter school, students will participate in athletics at Churchill County High School was answered earlier this year by the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees.Oasis welcomes its first-ever high school students, grades 9-11, on Aug. 17Since
Published: August 4, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying three persons of interest in a theft that occurred at Ulta Beauty in Carson City.Three Hispanic females entered the Topsy Lane store July 3 at 7:30 p.m., with empty handbags and stuffed more than $3,700 worth of make up in the bags before exiting the store without paying.
Published: August 4, 2015
The 19th annual Reno Gay Pride Festival is set for August 15 at Wingfield Park along the Truckee River.A spokesman said this year’s festival is an opportunity to delebrate the landmark Supreme Court ruling establishing marriage equality nationwide.“This will be an unforgettable and historic event celebrating marriage equality and civil rights,” said spokesman Kevin Ray. “Whether you’re part of the
Published: August 4, 2015
CARSON CITY — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report showing that Nevadans — as well as most Americans — are in the peak season for E. coli outbreaks. The Division of Public and Behavioral Health said nearly half of the nation’s E. coli outbreaks occur during July-September with beef-associated outbreaks occurring most often in July
Published: August 4, 2015
The first County Commission meeting of August will be conducted today at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will discuss and that are up for possible action include the following:Consideration and possible action regarding presentation on activities and updated from Victor Lozano, associate district manager of the Winnemucca District
Published: August 4, 2015
Sunday, I am on the road again to Southern California to take my granddaughter home and eventually to go the UCLA Medical Center to see my pulmonary specialist. We’ll leave about 6 in the morning and won’t stop until we reach Hawthorne where I get a cup of coffee and Dakoda will get a hot chocolate for the road.I always
Published: August 4, 2015
Some memories stick to us like glue. I’m not talking about the usual ones, the weddings and births that are so very important. I’m speaking instead about little things that somehow give meaning to our lives however unimportant they may seem as we look back over the years.One that comes to the mind was back in 1945 on the beach
Published: August 4, 2015
The city of Fallon has a bright future with passionate men and women working behind the scenes. Fallon residents in June re-elected Mayor Ken Tedford and council members Bob Erickson and Kelly Frost. All three candidates ran unopposed. Tedford said he enjoys serving the residents and always will. “I wake up thinking how can I improve the city,” he said.
Published: August 4, 2015
The E.L. Cord Foundation, a Reno-based philanthropic organization has provided the Western Nevada College Foundation a $50,000 gift to fund the renovation of the College’s Applied Industrial Technology lab to support advanced studies in robotics, automation and controls.“Western Nevada College’s industrial technology program is a perfect fit for the E. L. Cord Foundation,” said Joseph Bradley, senior trustee for the
Published: August 4, 2015
Statewide taxable sales increased 2.1 percent in May to $4.34 billion.Carson City did even better, reporting an increase of 5.2 percent.But the big increase was turned in by Churchill County — a 48.3 percent rise entirely because of the huge jump in the food manufacturing category.The category went from just $30,401 in May 2014 to $22.2 million this past May.
Published: August 4, 2015
Every year, approximately 250,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. As a vegan-eating, marathon-running, mother in her 30s with no family history of breast cancer, Hollye Jacobs was unexpectedly diagnosed with the disease. Now, the nurse turned New York Times bestselling author of “The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer” has partnered with Allstate to help
Published: August 4, 2015
More than half of Churchill County’s population either wasn’t born or lived elsewhere when Merton Domonoske served as councilman or mayor of Fallon.Mr. Domonoske, who died on July 16, was remembered at his memorial service last week as a tireless community and business leader who served Fallon well. He began his political career as a councilman and then served as
Published: August 4, 2015
The fourth annual Community Clothing Give-Away was held Saturday at Oats Park Gym. This was a free event for the entire family sponsored by Churchill County, city of Fallon, Fallon Elks Lodge, Churchill Community Coalition and many local resources. The community clothing give-away is one of many events that made up Fallon Community Day. The Redneck Shindig supported Haylie Chmela
Published: August 4, 2015
Fighting the bumpy, lumpy appearance of cellulite is a discouraging battle many women face. After all, although it may successfully sculpt and tone the muscle below, no amount of time in the gym is likely to erase the telltale dimples of cellulite.Cellulite is the result of a push and pull between fibrous bands that connect skin, muscle and fatty tissue.
Published: August 4, 2015
A painful political lesson was re-learned by Nevada conservatives during the 2015 legislative session, which produced the biggest blown opportunity by Republicans in state history.As you’ll recall, following the Republican takeover of the U.S. House in 1994, the conservative “Contract with America” was stopped cold in its tracks by moderate Gumby Republicans in the Senate, reminding everyone that it’s not
Published: August 4, 2015
The public got a behind the scenes look at what public safety officials do on a daily basis Tuesday night at Mills Park. The 13th annual National Night Out went off without a hitch this year, bringing together public safety officials and the community for a night of fun.National Night Out is an event put on by communities across the
Published: August 4, 2015
It seemed like yesterday when I watched Spencer Levin shoot 65 to win the Northern California high school golf championship at Salinas Country Club.He’s 31 now, but he looks the same as he did at 17 when he conquered the best of the best in Northern California. Not many people can say that about their looks, and no doubt he
Published: August 5, 2015
Carson High tennis players fared well at the recent Carson Tennis Club’s Compass Tournament at Centennial Park.In junior boys doubles, the teams of Ryan Toita and Henry Sturm, Chris Lawrence and Bradley Wiggins, Brett Pederson and Alek Henricksen, and Nico Salm and Zach Simms all compiled 2-1 records to tie for first place. In junior girls, Katy and Emma Breeding
Published: August 5, 2015
Nevada active voter registration increased by more than 8,000 in July to more than 1.43 million.But about a third of that increase was the result of inactive voters reporting to county election officials and reactivating their status. Overall, total registration grew by about 5,500.Voters are listed as inactive when they don’t vote in a couple of elections or fail to
Published: August 5, 2015
This week is National Farmers Market Week. It has become a week long celebration of our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, the farmers and ranchers who make them possible and the communities who support them. This year marks the 16th annual NFMW, recognizing the important role farmers markets play in our local food economies.In a nutshell, farmers markets increase access
Published: August 5, 2015
Aug. 26, 1922Concrete highway between Reno, CarsonThe linking of Reno and Carson City with concrete pavement is now an accomplished fact. The last cement for the inter-city highway was poured at 6:25 o’clock last evening with Mayor A.B. Gray manipulating the machinery that permitted the paving material to flow from mixer to the header boards against the ties of the
Published: August 5, 2015
David Torres entered a guilty plea in Carson City District Court on Tuesday for assault on a peace officer by a probationer.Torres was arrested May 24 after deputies responded to reports of a man threatening to throw his infant into a swimming pool near the 400 block of Saliman Road. Upon the arrival of deputies, Torres threw a bicycle at
Published: August 5, 2015
This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.It may still feel like summer, but the start of school is just around the corner. The first day of school in Carson City and Douglas County is Aug. 17. School starts in neighboring Lyon County on Aug. 18. That’s only
Published: August 5, 2015
Will Wilcox, who overcame adversity, is on a roll heading into BarracudaRENO — Will Wilcox is on a roll, one he hopes he can continue through the rest of the season.Wilcox, a PGA Tour player since 2009, is one of the hottest players around coming into the annual Barracuda Championship which starts Thursday at Montreux Golf & Country Club.Wilcox has
Published: August 5, 2015
150 years agoImmigrants. On the morning of July 26, says the Reese River Reveille, 16 wagons, containing 100 men, women and children, arrived in town on their route to California. They left the Missouri River on the 8th of May, and are from the state of Illinois, Iowa. The party had excellent health and met with no trouble during their
Published: August 5, 2015
A Fernley manufacturer is installing a solar photovoltaic system with the aid of a grant for rural businesses. Fortifiber, a maker of home and commercial construction materials that guard against water and moisture damage, is adding a 499 kilowatt array of solar panels to help power its 165,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters. The project, being installed by Reno’s Hamilton
Published: August 5, 2015
David Hochgurtel, 10, removes a power supply unit while disassembling a computer at TechCamp on Tuesday. The two-week camp is presented by Computer Corps and teaches youth about a variety of computer topics, including assembly, operations, concepts, operating system fundamentals and internet safety. For more information about TechCamp call 883-2323 or visit ComputerCorps.org.
Published: August 5, 2015
Yes, we have no GMO bananas… yet. But when we do, will we know?Last week the House of Representatives passed HR 1599, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.” That’s doublespeak for a proposal by Congressman Pompeo, R-Kansas, to block states from requiring labeling for genetically engineered foods, known as GMOs. Instead the bill would make voluntary labeling for GMO
Published: August 5, 2015
Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for July 27. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:Big Lots, 4215 S. Carson St., scored 100 points. Bodine’s Casino, restaurant, 5650 S. Carson St., scored 100 points.Dollar General, 3059 E. Highway 50, scored 100 points. Dotty’s, 4320 S. Carson St., scored 100 points. Bodine’s
Published: August 5, 2015
Pork reform needed at national, state levelLegislators — federal and state — seem unable to act on important legislation. The problem is bills get deadlocked by the many amendments that are allowed to be added that have nothing to do with the original bill. Over 20 years ago, Readers Digest did an expose on this asking for reform, yet it
Published: August 5, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.TUESDAYAt 9:07 p.m., a 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and failure to appear warrant. Bail was set at $1,800.Secret Witness will pay up to $2,500 for information leading to
Published: August 5, 2015
A 22-year-old Carson City man is accused of numerous sexual charges involving children.Jacob Houser was arrested in Sacramento, Calif., July 8 and extradited to Carson City July 15 on suspicion of statutory sexual seduction.Detectives discovered Houser allegedly had sexual intercourse with at least five female victims, the youngest being 12 years old. The incidents occurred between December 2014 and May
Published: August 5, 2015
The Nevada State Engineer has scheduled workshops in both Smith and Mason valleys this month to discuss water issues including potential water cuts to residents because of the drought.The Smith Valley workshop is set for 2 p.m., Aug. 27 at the Smith Valley Community Hall on Highway 208. The Mason Valley workshop will be held Aug. 28, also at 2
Published: August 5, 2015
An evening of western music by Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, plus dinner made by Carson High School culinary arts students, is in the cards Aug. 14 at the Governor’s Mansion, the site of the benefit concert for the CHS culinary arts team. Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band is the winner of last year’s Best of the Best Harmony Award by Western
Published: August 5, 2015
To help launch the 12th annual Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival, which runs Friday through Aug. 23, Capital City Arts Initiative is hosting Art on the Porch, an event offering art for sale, music, food and a home and garden tour from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Bliss Mansion. The free event is happening prior to
Published: August 5, 2015
Advocates for rooftop solar installations are accusing NV Energy of trying to kill their industry with a new set of proposed rates for those who have solar panels at home and sell excess energy back to the utility, a practice known as net metering. Representatives from The Alliance for Solar Choice say the proposal submitted late last week could mean
Published: August 5, 2015
June 12, 1927 - July 13, 2015Donelda Sarah Lavina Nelson (Gilmore) passed into the loving arms of Jesus on July 13, 2015 at Edgewood Vista Memory Care in Missoula, Montana after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. The family wishes to extend their heart felt thanks to the incredible staff at Edgewood Vista and Missoula Hospice. Donelda was born on June
Published: August 5, 2015
One inmate was hospitalized and six others were treated for minor injuries at Warm Springs Prison in Carson City after they got into a fight in the dining hall and refused to break it up.Officers fired several rubber pellets to break them up.One wounded inmate was Care Flighted to Renown Hospital in Reno. Another inmate involved in the fight was
Published: August 5, 2015
December 20, 1943 - July 8, 2015Due to complications from a recent illness, Mary passed away peacefully on July 8, 2015 surrounded by her Nevada family - Holly, Ashlyn, and Nicholas. Mary was born on December 20, 1943 in Reading, PA. She was preceded in death by her soulmate (Skip Meader), her parents (William & Alice), her brothers (Billy &
Published: August 5, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies could be on the hook to pay a $300,000 fee and a percentage of their annual revenue before they can rev up to offer rides in Nevada, according to proposed rules drafted by a state agency. On Tuesday the Nevada Transportation Authority submitted 15 pages of draft regulations to the Legislative
Published: August 5, 2015

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