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CINCINNATI — After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night. The defending World Series champions acquired one of the hottest pitchers in the majors. The 27-year-old Leake has allowed only two earned runs in his last four starts, all victories. He threw eight
Published: July 31, 2015
Six Douglas County deputies are on administrative leave as Carson City investigates the shooting of a Gardnerville Ranchos man, who was killed in a confrontation on Thursday at his Monument Peak Drive home.Mark Perkins, 48, was identified as the man shot by deputies, after an attempt to serve an arrest warrant resulted in gunfire.According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office,
Published: July 31, 2015
FERNLEY (AP)— A married couple was forced to make an emergency landing in their small custom airplane along U.S. 95 near Fernley. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the pair were traveling from Wisconsin to California in a custom Marquart MA-6 Charger. They stopped in Elko and then in Winnemucca for fuel. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Karen Garretson says the plane was
Published: July 31, 2015
A Carson City man was taken into custody on Monday morning in connection with a five-vehicle collision at Highway 395 and Mica Drive that resulted in one of the vehicles catching fire.David Black, 34, was identified as the driver of a 2014 Toyota RAV4. Black was reportedly southbound on Highway 395 heading toward the Mica traffic signal where three other
Published: July 31, 2015
“The Current: Explore the Healing Powers of the Ocean” will debut on television at 9 a.m. Sunday on MNT 21. “The Current” is a film telling the story of seven individuals from all walks of life who faced incredible obstacles, found the drive and inspiration to overcome their disabilities, and became everyday heroes. Through water sports, each has ultimately discovered
Published: July 31, 2015
Flash flooding in Carson Valley earlier this month has prompted Douglas County to set an Aug. 6 hearing in Minden, where residents are going to have an opportunity to gather information, provide input and view flood damage maps.“After our staff presentation on the flooding, we wanted to give citizens a place to gather and receive information from as many resources
Published: July 31, 2015
A joint summer project by teens from Central Lyon Youth Connection’s Take a Seat program and the Comstock Youth Works program has resulted in the transformation of old chairs into functional works of art. The finished pieces can be viewed at a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St. The students
Published: July 31, 2015
SPARKS — Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno. Dressed in polo shirts, tie-dyes and button-downs, about 75 people with medical marijuana cards lined up outside Silver State Relief, between a sub
Published: July 31, 2015
Virginia City hosted the first official day of Hot August Nights for 2015 Friday. Approximately 100 classic autos lined ‘C’ Street and many events were planned throughout the day.
Published: August 1, 2015
I try not to generalize. You know, use the words “everyone,” “always” or “never” in describing the latest central point in any current tirade that’s the front runner of the conversation I may be embroiled in. Ahem, however, yes however, in trying to get my point across, (which translates into getting my way) sometimes (always) I might stretch the facts
Published: August 1, 2015
Eclipse awes millions; except for one gray foxMajestically, the moon moved across the face of the sun Saturday, the sky darkened and a great shadow swept the earth. Millions looked up in awe. From the Pacific to the North Atlantic, through Mexico, eastern edges of the United States, through Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, the shadow marked the path of the
Published: August 1, 2015
Carson City doesn’t need to growThere has been a lot of discussion lately about the need for Carson City to grow. Why? Currently the city has a population of approximately 54,522, according to the 2014 census. The people are very friendly and there are enough services, stores and small government to accommodate everyone it would seem and yet there is
Published: August 1, 2015
When I was just a teenager my brother Joe and I took a vacation to Waikiki, Hawaii. It was exciting! The beach was beautiful, the water was warm, the girls were, well you know; it was a great vacation and more than any 17 year old could dream of. It was a time in our life when we thought we
Published: August 1, 2015
150 Years AgoNo sardine. A fish has been caught off Queensland that is seven feet long and six feet in circumference. Its head weighed 80 pounds. Inside his stomach were two broken bottles, a quart pot, preserved milk can, piece of earthenware, a sheep’s head, some mutton and beef bones. The spine of a skate was embedded in its liver.130
Published: August 1, 2015
If you’re a fan of hot rods and classic and exotic cars, it’s definitely your time of year in northern Nevada. As you read this, the Silver Dollar Car Classic is celebrating its 21st year in Carson City. If you hurry, you can get there in time for the Kiwanis pancake breakfast that closes at 10:30, then stroll through Mills
Published: August 1, 2015
Brandi Vega has been involved in soccer for as long as she can remember, but always as a player.This week all that changed. Vega, the all-time leading scorer in Carson High history, has been hired as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma.Vega will be re-united with two of her Washington State coaches — head coach Matt Potter
Published: August 1, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.THURSDAYAt 1:44 p.m., Jim Banuelos, 45, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice in California and as an ex-felony failing to register in Carson City. The Santa Clara County Superior Court warrant says he’s accused of
Published: August 1, 2015
Calling it a “proud moment for the entire community,” Mayor Robert Crowell signed his initials into a steel plate to signify that USNS Carson City’s keel has been truly and fairly laid Friday morning in Mobile, Ala. The USNS Carson City (JHSV 7) ship is under construction at Austal USA in Mobile, where Crowell along with other dignitaries attended the
Published: August 1, 2015
The family of a local woman who died this month after her second battle with cancer is asking the community for help with her burial costs and to take care of the six children she left behind. “Amanda was the sort of person who was always there to help those in need; however, she would never ask for help herself,”
Published: August 1, 2015
Today’s fair scheduleAmerican Farriers Assoc — 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at horse show arenaPee Wee Calves, Lambs & Goat Show — 9 a.m. at livestock show ringPaul 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
Published: August 1, 2015
The Silver Dollar Car Classic continues today. Events include a Kiwanis pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m., followed by registration from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in Mills Park. The show and shine with music and vendors will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with judging from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The weekend wraps up on Sunday with a
Published: August 1, 2015
A view of the ‘Blue Moon’ Friday night. A Blue Moon refers to the second full moon of the month with Friday’s moon being the second full moon of July. The other happened July 2.
Published: August 1, 2015
TodayA 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 96. South wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.TonightScattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.SundayScattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near
Published: August 1, 2015
Western Nevada College is offering a workforce development course through its Community Education Division. The course is designed to teach the student new skills to offer the employers of our community. Course details, fees and registration information are available at www.wnc.edu/ce. — click on Non-Credit Class Schedule.Employability Skills Training: Each session meets Friday 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.
Published: August 1, 2015
June was a tough month for Nevada casinos with the total win falling 8.4 percent below the previous June.But the core of the problem wasn’t how bad business was in June, but how good it was in June 2014 when total statewide win was up 14.3 percent.“Last June was the highest June ever,” said Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton.The
Published: August 1, 2015
100 Years AgoTaking Care of the Baby on the Lincoln Highway. Many odd sights are furnished by travelers over the Lincoln Highway. About the latest seen in Fallon was a wicker cradle suspended by the cover of the auto for the baby to lie in. The baby sleeps in it at night and lies in it a number of times
Published: August 1, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Nevada officials are gearing up for the arrival of NASA drones. The state is in final negotiations to allow the space agency to test unmanned aerial vehicles in Nevada airspace, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development said Friday. Tom Wilczek, who works in the office and focuses on aerospace and defense industries, said a contract should be
Published: August 1, 2015
The Obama administration is embarking on an unprecedented push to limit the amount of carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants, and Nevada expects to find out this week how much it needs to reduce emissions. While some Republican governors have vowed not to comply with the rules being set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s
Published: August 1, 2015
For the first time ever, the Carson Tahoe Foundation has enlisted the help and hope of the entire community to empower others to spread goodwill and raise awareness and funds for neighbors in need. “21 Days of Hope” is a movement that makes a true and lasting impact for local cancer patients by assembling inspiring messages of hope culminating with
Published: July 30, 2015
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

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