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Teri Sweeney Studios in Gardnerville is offering two beginning painting workshops this month. A day long introduction to watercolor will take students through the basics of watercolor painting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23. The workshop, taught by Ann Proffitt, is being held under the direction of Teri Sweeney. Various techniques will be practiced and then applied to
Published: January 8, 2016
NEW YORK — Khalil Mack has made All-Pro history. Mack’s versatility and relentlessness earned him selection at two positions on the 2015 Associated Press All-Pro Team, an NFL first. The second-year Oakland Raiders defensive end and outside linebacker drew enough support Friday from a panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league to make the squad both spots.
Published: January 8, 2016
Reno artist Nate Clark’s paintings are featuring at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery through March 11, with a free reception and artist talk set for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Clark’s discussion begins at 6:15 p.m. In “Leeway,” a selection of Clark’s recent paintings, the artist examines order and structure through mark making.“It starts with a simple
Published: January 8, 2016
Due to water damage at Elks Lodge in Gardnerville, Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 has changed the location of its annual crab feed planned next month. The event, originally planned on Feb. 13 at the lodge, will be on Friday, Feb. 12 at CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden. Cocktails and a social hour start at 5 p.m. and
Published: January 8, 2016
Nevada prison officials say a 67-year-old inmate from Las Vegas died in prison in Carson City while serving a life sentence for child sexual assault and lewdness with a minor. The Nevada Department of Corrections said Sherwood Gale Jordan was found dead about 5 a.m. Friday at the Northern Nevada Correction Center. A cause and manner of death weren’t immediately
Published: January 8, 2016
After a superb debut in Western Nevada College’s Jump Start College program, the Lyon County School District isn’t resting on its laurels.Lyon County is offering more juniors access to college credit classes, providing them with the opportunity to receive a two-year Associate Degree by the time they graduate from high school.No school district participating in WNC’s Jump Start College program
Published: January 8, 2016
LAS VEGAS — As hundreds of rooftop solar company workers are laid off this week, Gov. Brian Sandoval is urging for cooler heads before the battle over a Nevada rate hike is settled. Both Sunrun and SolarCity have announced that they’re curbing sales and operations in Nevada because of the decision by the Public Utilities Commission to increase NV Energy
Published: January 8, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.THURSDAYAt 10:40 a.m., a 44-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny after deputies responded to reports of a man trying to take alcohol from the William Street Smith’s. Bail was set at $250. At 11:05 p.m., a 52-year-old transient
Published: January 8, 2016
Aug. 11, 1930 - Jan. 03, 2016Keith Corwin Flanders, 85, passed away Sunday, January 3rd 2016 at his home in Carson City, Nevada. Keith was born in Long Beach, Ca. on August 11, 1930. He graduated from Wilson High school in 1949. He graduated from the University of Long Beach. He has lived in Carson City, NV for more than
Published: January 8, 2016
January 12, 1960 - January 3rd, 2016Jeffrey was born in Los Angeles and was a member Lovelock Nevada Paiute Tribe. Jeffrey lived in Carson City, NV. He will be missed by his family & many friends. A Memorial service and potluck will be held on the 16th of January at 12:00pm in the Carson Colony Gym on Curry St. in
Published: January 8, 2016
Dec. 3, 1926 - Dec. 24, 2015Lillian Hansen of Silver Springs, Nev., formerly a resident of Hayward, Cal. entered eternal life on Dec. 24, 2015. Lillian was born Dec. 3, 1926 to Flossie (Eckart) Greengo and A. Everett Greengo in Albert lee, Minn. As a young girl, Lillian and her family moved to Cal. and settled in Hayward. Most of
Published: January 8, 2016
Jun. 02, 1957 - Dec. 19, 2015Andrew Getas D.D.S. passed away on December 19, 2015. He was born on June 2nd, 1957 in Maryland. The family then moved to Pacifica, California to settle. Andy graduated valedictorian in high school. He got his undergraduate at Santa Clara College and was accepted into USC Dental School. Andy began his dental practice in
Published: January 8, 2016
April 24, 1931 - Jan. 4, 2016Joseph (Joe) John Pieretti passed away January 4, 2016 surrounded by his family. Joe a native of Carson City was born April 24, 1931 to Eugenio Pieretti (Lammari Lucca, Italy) and Natalina (Frugoli) Pieretti (Dayton, Nevada). He attended schools in Carson City graduating from Carson High where he excelled in sports. He was the
Published: January 8, 2016
June 10, 1925 -- January 4, 2016Georgette Twain Sieff passed away in Reno, Nevada on January 4, 2016 at the age of 90 with her daughter at her side. Georgette was born June 10, 1925 in Martinez, Ca. to George W. and Cecilia Collignon. In her early childhood years, she and her parents moved to New York City where her
Published: January 8, 2016
Lyon County brothel owner Dennis Hof said Friday he will run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Greg Brower.Hof made the announcement at a Libertarian Party press conference in Las Vegas. Hof is the owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch just east of the Carson City line.Hof said he originally wanted to run for the U.S. Senate —
Published: January 8, 2016
A Dayton High School teacher has come under criticism this week over a controversial cartoon she included on her history final. The cartoon entitled “Tale of Two Hoodies” depicted a police officer in a Ku Klux Klan hood pointing a gun at a young black boy who’s holding a bag of candy. In the background the Confederate flag appears behind
Published: January 8, 2016
OK, take a deep breath as here are, hopefully, the last words to end the holiday season. Whew.When I opened my email recently there was a note from a friend. Which needed to be pulled and tugged out from all that yuck and clutter that invades my inbox occasionally! For instance: Just how did Ms. Idiocity from some foreign land
Published: January 9, 2016
Diane Baker, with the Carson City Library, and Justin Williams, with Carson City facilities and maintenance, check the newly installed drive-up book drop at the Carson City Library on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Access to the drop area is available again after the previous book drop was destroyed by a car accident in November.
Published: January 9, 2016
LAKE TAHOE — With another storm on the way, Sierra Avalanche Center forecasters are cautioning the threat of a backcountry slide may fluctuate over the weekend. Backcountry travelers should take caution. Wind-loaded slopes and loose storm slabs could once again become a concern.“Any time there’s going to be a storm, there’s going to be a chance for increasing avalanche danger,”
Published: January 9, 2016
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — In a study spanning a decade, the National Ski Areas Association recently found that more than 90 percent of all falls from a chairlift were attributed to human error or medical conditions, while 2 percent were the result of mechanical or operator error. Simply put, practicing ski and snowboard safety is not only important when one is
Published: January 9, 2016
The National Parent Teacher Association is holding its annual Reflections art contest for artistic Carson City students.The Reflections program looks to engage students and their families in arts education activities by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.Students are welcome to submit entries in dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts and all
Published: January 9, 2016
Carson High School is hosting a College Fair for students and families Wednesday.“The Real Life of College: Through the eyes of former CHS grads” will be a panel session led by nearly a dozen former Carson High students to answer any questions the community may have about college life. The students will provide insight for any situation from what to
Published: January 9, 2016
A motor fuels price outlook predicts at least $17 billion less is going to be spent for gasoline this year than had been laid out to propel vehicles in 2015.The forecast came from GasBuddy.com of Gaitherburg, Md., showing a price sag for a fourth year. It should average $2.28 per gallon for this year, according to GasBuddy.com’s 2016 Fuel Price
Published: January 9, 2016
150 Years AgoDeath of a great humorist. Charles F. Brown, alias “Artemus Ward,” has died. His quaint and genial writings had unfitted us to read or speak his name without a feeling of merriment. 130 Years AgoAll sorts. Editorials in the Times-Review are being used as sermons by Tuscarora divines. There is better skating at Washoe Lake than ever before.
Published: January 9, 2016
It’s not you, it’s me. Sounds like an old breakup line, but it’s how I’ve always kept myself lined up with scripture. It’s what I have to say every time I find something in the Bible I disagree with. I need to remember the words of Paul in 2 Timothy 3:16 and 17: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful
Published: January 9, 2016
Centering prayer workshop plannedA method of silent prayer will be taught in an introductory workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. The workshop will cover centering prayer, or how to consent to God’s presence and healing action within. Three two-hour follow-up sessions are planned on Wednesdays, Feb. 10 and
Published: January 9, 2016
Make no mistake about it, the Carson Senators are the team to beat entering the meaty part of the season.The Senators won their 11th game of the year and swept the High Desert League portion of their schedule with a surprisingly easy 53-40 win over McQueen Friday night at Morse Burley Gym,Carson, 6-0 in league play, heads into the Sierra
Published: January 9, 2016
McQueen outscored Carson 14-4 in the fourth quarter, and that was the key to the Lancers’ 45-36 Northern Division I crossover game Friday night at Morse Burley Gym.The loss dropped Carson to 2-4. The Senators host Damonte Ranch Tuesday at 5:15 in their first Sierra League game of the season.Thanks to 10 points by Ivy Pembrook, Carson led 32-31 after
Published: January 9, 2016
Joining Forces focusing on speeding drivers The Carson City Sheriff’s Office along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be participating in Joining Forces through the month of January. The focus of the event will be speeding drivers.Many make New Year’s resolutions that last a couple of days, weeks or even months, but this is one that should
Published: January 9, 2016
NEVADA (9-6, 1-2 MW) AT AIR FORCE (10-5, 1-1)When: Today, 11 a.m.Where: Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.TV-Radio: None/94.5 FMCoaches: Eric Musselman, 1st year, 9-6; Dave Pilipovich, 4th season, 56-60Last meeting: Air Force 75-70 on Feb. 25, 2015Probable starters (points, rebounds per game): NEVADA: F — Cameron Oliver (10.7, 6.9), Elijah Foster (2.4, 2.6); G - Marqueze Coleman (18.3, 4.1), Lindsey
Published: January 9, 2016
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: January 9, 2016
Jojo Myers, president of Dayton’s Chamber of Commerce and Northern Nevada Development Authority’s director of corporate development and special projects, is leaving those posts for another with Frontier Communications.“The opportunity had to be amazing,” said Myers, citing her love of economic development. She said it is and she begins Monday as Frontier’s area manager with offices in Gardnerville. The authority’s
Published: January 9, 2016
A band of horses was spotted in Carson City Friday morning, enjoying the sunshine, eating some plants, and rolling in the snow.The horses stayed around that area of Highway 50 and College Parkway for most of the morning while several people pulled over to take pictures and get a better look at the animals. While they may look harmless, Sheriff
Published: January 9, 2016
For the first time in five years, the Carson City School District experienced an increase in students during the school year. Andrew Feuling, director of Fiscal Services for the district, shared the news during a five-year Master Plan Committee meeting Thursday at the Carson City School District office.Feuling said the district conducted a count of students enrolled in the district
Published: January 9, 2016
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Citizens Academy this spring for anyone interested in learning more about the Sheriff’s Office.The Citizens Academy is an informative academy to show interested patrons how the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center are managed and operated. The class will tour areas such as the detention center, Dispatch center and get to see a
Published: January 9, 2016
Catmandu would like to thank everyone who supported its booth at the Carson Mall Holiday Craft Fair. It was a huge success! A special thanks to Bridger Mountain, Touched by Angels, Crimson Moon, Kathleen’s Art Creations, Lori’s Glorious Pottery, Sierra le Bone, The Yarn Niche, and the many artisans and crafters who donated their creations. We especially thank our wonderful
Published: January 9, 2016
The E. L. Wiegand Foundation presented a $70,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada to replace the organization’s aging vans following a visit from Foundation President Kristen Avansino.“Last fall I decided to visit the Club unannounced,” Avansino said. “It was my first visit to the new facility since I had not been able to visit the
Published: January 9, 2016
Carson City Parks and Recreation officially launched its first program at the Multi-Purpose Athletic Center — the MAC — which just opened with its youth basketball Little Senators program. The Little Senators and the Youth Basketball League with third and fourth graders tipped off Saturday. The department will be holding programs at the MAC seven days a week, beginning Monday.
Published: January 9, 2016
The annual talent show is coming up at Carson High School. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Carson City Community Center. Auditions for the talent show will be at 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the upstairs cafeteria at Carson High School. Audition applications can be picked up from Room 243 or the
Published: January 10, 2016
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: Thanks to the Brewery Arts Center, the music will play this summer in Carson City. BAC, with the public’s assistance, secured a $25,000 grant for a summer concert series featuring 10 concert dates,
Published: January 10, 2016
Enjoy the range of artwork from Nevada artists in the Main Gallery of Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus.Through Friday, Feb. 12, WNC presents “Panorama: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program,” a traveling exhibit displaying the work of the agency’s Artist Fellowship Award winners in visual arts. The collection showcases 12 Nevada artists who have demonstrated mastery
Published: January 10, 2016
A high-level panel of foreign policy and social media experts recently questioned “the U.S. government’s ability to serve as a credible voice against the (ISIS) terrorist group’s propaganda,” a sad commentary on the current state of our government’s ineffectual efforts to counter an ISIS social media recruiting and propaganda campaign. Those of us who used to be in that business
Published: January 10, 2016
Annual holiday fundraiser helps feed hungryThrough the holiday season, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores raised more than 3.4 million pounds of healthy food, the highest donation in recent years, for those in need throughout Northern Nevada and California. Since 1986, Raley’s Food For Families program has helped raise more than $31 million and donated more than 21 million pounds of
Published: January 10, 2016
Health exchange is a failureI’m so angry with our health care exchange. For 2015 I had Prominence Health Plan; it worked fine. When open enrollment started, I had to make a selection by Dec. 15. My current plan was not going to be offered, so I went on the exchange and selected another Prominence plan. There are only two health
Published: January 10, 2016
Note: Menus for week of Jan. 11 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:MONDAY: Macaroni and cheese with turkey, mixed vegetables, grape juice and lemon bars.TUESDAY: Herb crusted pork chops, baked yams, green beans, pears in juice and whole wheat dinner rolls.WEDNESDAY: Salmon, French bread with margarine, cauliflower with cheese sauce
Published: January 10, 2016
Due to the fast response this past Sunday by the East Fork Fire Protection District personnel, the Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge on Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos was saved from possible total destruction.Battalion Chief Scott Fraser said the first engine to arrive, within minutes of the alarm sounding, found large amounts of water flowing from the building and they immediately
Published: January 10, 2016
150 Years AgoSnow. The snow lay at about a depth of 18 inches on the level. Sleighing will be excellent, and both young and old folks will enjoy some delightful rides. Notice: Our regular carrier got his feet frost-bitten and is unable to make his rounds and has employed a substitute. If he misses some of our regular subscribers, notice
Published: January 10, 2016
The following information applies to the period of Jan. 11-17. Utility work will continue from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the following locations, with possible flagger controlled traffic:Division Street between Fleischmann Way and Long Street; road will be closed weekdaysMountain Street between Fleischmann Way and Long StreetFleischmann Way between Mountain and Division streetsLong Street between Mountain and Division
Published: January 10, 2016
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center:To Mayra Garcia Chavira and James Towers of Carson City, a son, James Alexander Towers-Garcia, born Dec. 30, 2015, weighing 8 pounds and 13 ounces. To Trisha Burch of Silver Springs, a daughter, Rebecca Rose Burch, born Dec. 30, 2015, weighing 8 pounds and one ounce. To Ashley Bryant and William Astor of Dayton, a daughter,
Published: January 10, 2016
Chuck and Darlene Lacugna, Gardnerville residents since 1995, celebrated their 60th anniversary with a cake reception at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ocean, Calif., with family and friends. The Lacugnas were married Dec. 24, 1955, in Chicago, Ill., during the Christmas break from their respective colleges — Illinois Institute of Technology and National College of Education. Chuck was working for
Published: January 10, 2016
This political season, so far, has been, “entertaining — in a scary way.”That’s how University of Nevada, Reno Political Scientist Eric Herzik put it.He and Political Science professor Fred Lokken of Truckee Meadows Community College agree this is an unprecedented political year that has been difficult to analyze, let alone predict.But both men, two of Nevada’s premier political analysts, say
Published: January 10, 2016
Life brings us speed bumps or potholes on generally smooth roads. To employ a different metaphor, your scrivener doesn’t ponder whether the glass is half full or empty. Mostly it’s full to the brim or, as my wife enjoys pointing out, the contents were guzzled. It needs refilling or washing. Life basically is a dram of nectar. My glass holds
Published: January 10, 2016
Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service, or WAVES, celebrated its first birthday as a drive was begun to double its number. Some of its activities are pictured. Left: Seaman Janet Croot tells a pilot to land through a radio microphone while Seaman Blanche Deady watches the incoming plane as the keeper Gwendolyn O’Neill rides to a limp hangar at Lakehurst,
Published: January 10, 2016
A Cottonwood Elementary School third grade student from Fernley is the state winner of Bonnie Plants’ 3rd Grade Cabbage Program, a national vegetable gardening initiative for children. Holmes, who grew a 24-pound cabbage, was randomly selected as a winner by the Nevada Agriculture Department. He will receive a $1,000 saving bond toward education from Bonnie Plants. More than 1.5 million
Published: January 10, 2016
While there are many exciting things happening in Northern Nevada (think Switch, Tesla…), probably the most impactful event to happen in the world of Carson City commercial real estate is the pending corridor improvements. The 1/8th-cent sales tax increase helped pay for the Multi-Purpose Athletic Center, which just opened, the new animal shelter, which is under construction, and is paying
Published: January 10, 2016
If you read Friday’s Nevada Appeal, you no doubt know Dayton is staying in Division 1A (soon to be called 3A again) for at least the next two seasons.It’s a horrible situation, especially in football, and it’s one that needs to be rectified sooner rather than later. I think the Northern 3A made a mistake not letting Dayton move down.
Published: January 10, 2016
CLOVIS, Calif. — Carson High wrestling standout Brady O’Keefe knocked off Wade Unger, 4-3, to finish fifth at the 39th annual Doc Buchanan Classic Saturday at Clovis West High School.O’Keefe wrestled unattached for the event.He opened the tournament with a 6-4 win over Bobby Miguel of Clovis, and then followed up with a 9-4 win over Jack Ramakia of Granite
Published: January 10, 2016
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Tyron Criswell scored 19 points and Nevada cruised to an 86-63 victory over Air Force on Saturday. D.J. Fenner and Eric Cooper Jr. had 16 points apiece for Nevada (10-6, 2-2 Mountain West). Marqueze Coleman added 12 points with a career-high 12 rebounds, and Cameron Oliver chipped in 12 points with a career-best seven assists.
Published: January 10, 2016
RENO — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Sunday he doesn’t watch professional football much anymore because the NFL has gone “soft” like the United States. The billionaire also told about 3,000 people during a Reno rally he believes he’s leading in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, and if he wins Iowa’s first-in-the nation caucuses next month “we’re going to
Published: January 11, 2016
Cool Jazz in January, a big-band event with vocalist Cindee LeVal, is planned from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street.The 19-member band will perform music in the spirit of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, and others from its repertoire of more than 100 charts. Cindee LeVal will sing cool and hot tunes with
Published: January 11, 2016
Join members of the Leisure Hour Club at their dinner meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to learn about the exploits and travels of Rick Gunn, an award winning photographer, writer adventurer and public speaker based at South Lake Tahoe, Calif.In the last 20 years Gunn’s work has appeared in countless books, websites and publications including the Nevada Appeal, People, Wend,
Published: January 11, 2016
Freida Carbery, volunteer coordinator with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties, and others from throughout Northern Nevada will be honored at the Human Services Network’s annual awards ceremony 8-10 a.m. Thursday in Reno. Healthy Communities Coalition’s meeting this month is canceled because it falls on the same date. Carbery was nominated for her work in recruiting and organizing
Published: January 11, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Lamar Odom won’t be charged with any drug counts after the former NBA star was found unconscious last year at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system, prosecutors said Monday. Evidence in the case did not prove that Odom used the drug during his three days in Nye County, so he could not be charged with
Published: January 11, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.Carson CityFRIDAYAt 8:43 a.m. Michael Hayward, 54, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony fugitive from justice after deputies responded to reports of a subject with a warrant near the 2300 block of Star Way. Bail as set at $35,000.At
Published: January 11, 2016
Carson City Natives & Newcomers is meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Q’s BBQ, at the corner of Highway 395 and Fairview Drive. The event includes a presentation about how Braille playing cards are punched for the visually impaired. The meeting might include a talk about Carson City history. The club will also discuss a Valentine’s Day bake sale at
Published: January 11, 2016
Family, safety and confidence were the topics of the day as three Carson City teens competed in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada’s Youth of the Year competition on Friday.Carson High School senior, 18-year-old Autumn Cuellar, and freshman Natalie Ontiveros, 15, and McKenzie Malone, also 15, delivered speeches discussing what the clubs mean to their lives before spending
Published: January 11, 2016
Glass, pottery, toys, primitives, furniture, coins, jewelry, clocks guns, knives and more will be featured at the 22nd annual Junk in the Trunk antiques show and sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Carson Mall, 1313 S. Carson St. An appraisal clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday will feature Tom Bartels,
Published: January 11, 2016
Anyone who wants to learn about how to sprout seeds in their kitchen can attend Easy Gourmet Sprouting with David Ruf, a workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. The $10-per-person cost includes a sprouting jar and seeds. Ruf is hosting another workshop about landscape design for homeowners from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Published: January 11, 2016
Attendees of a free worship service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carson City Community Center are invited to discover their godlike nature. The one-hour session, sponsored by Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, includes a brief talk by a facilitator, readings, a small-group discussion and a short contemplation. For more information, call Laurie at 775-384-9231, or
Published: January 11, 2016
Salvation Army Thrift Store, 180 E. Winnie Lane, is offering 50 percent off all items on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 775-885-1898.
Published: January 11, 2016
Windy Garrison, director of China Springs Youth Camp, is the guest speaker at this month’s Carson Valley Footprinters meeting Jan. 21 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. A no host bar starts at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner costs $21 per person. For reservations, call 775-267-4355.
Published: January 11, 2016
James Jacob Houser, 22, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms on Monday for having sex with underage girls.The sentences were imposed on Houser’s guilty plea to two counts. But testimony including from four different parents, charged that he had sex with five different girls ranging from 12-14 years old, impregnating one of the victims and giving four a sexually
Published: January 11, 2016
Yerington mine needs to be cleaned upI’ve seen it looming just outside Yerington, surrounded by homes and farmers’ fields. The Anaconda Copper Mine has been abandoned for years, yet continues to threaten the health of residents and groundwater, from what little I have read about it in the press. Many Nevadans may never have seen the giant tailings heaps, though
Published: January 11, 2016
In a survey by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, “71 percent of care managers surveyed said financial abuse and/or exploitation of the elderly is a growing problem.”It seems about 1 in 5 folks age 65 or older have been victimized by financial fraud.The National Council on Aging said “Over 90 percent of reported elder abuse is committed
Published: January 11, 2016
Jean “Sascha” Weinzheimer was born on Feb. 7, 1933. At 18 months, she contracted polio. Mom traveled with her to the United States every 15 months for new braces, shoes and surgeries. Her previous trip was November 1940.She lived a life of leisure on the family’s sugar plantation with her brother, sister, parents, uncle, aunt and cousins in Canlubang, Laguna
Published: January 11, 2016
Senior citizens in the United States usually vote conservative; younger voters flip to the progressives. That’s a matter of history as a search of the Internet will confirm.And seniors go to the polls, probably because of vested interests they enjoy — Medicare, Social Security, and so forth. Younger voters seem too busy to bother with elections.Elections are decided by the
Published: January 11, 2016
Collie Hutter, board chairwoman at Click Bond, Inc., in Carson City, will speak Wednesday, Jan. 20, at a breakfast meeting of Nevada Business Connections in Reno.The session of the economic development membership organization, which meets monthly on an alternate basis in Reno and Carson City, will begin at 8 a.m. at Great Basin Brewing Co., 5525 DS. Virginia St., in
Published: January 11, 2016
Does Ormsby County want to annex a portion of Lyon County to her territory, is the question that is being asked a number of people in this city by John Damon, one of the prominent residents of Dayton and who is leading a movement to cut the county of Lyon up among the bordering counties. Mr. Damon is one of
Published: January 11, 2016
I’m a big fan of Rodale’s “Organic Life.” In it, I found author Sarah West’s article, “The 5 Biggest Seed-Starting Mistakes You’re Making.” Many gardeners start their own seeds each year. Sometimes things don’t go as well as we might like. The first seed starting problem West writes about is mold, “white hairlike growths on the soil surface,” caused by
Published: January 11, 2016
150 Years AgoBall at Mill Station. Mr. Dyer, the mine host at Mill Station on the Washoe Road, will give a ball. Here is an inducement to gallant fellow-citizens and legislators to invite their gay and festive lady acquaintances to take a sleigh ride ... and a bit of a dance to warm their toes ... 130 Years AgoA remarkable
Published: January 11, 2016
A Navy pilot ejected safely after his F/A/-18A Hornet assigned to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center crashed Tuesday morning in the Fallon Range Training Complex about 25 miles east of Fallon.According to a Navy spokesman, the crash occurred at about 8:30 a.m. in remote mountainous terrain near the U.S Navy Centroid Facility, which is north of Highway 50. After
Published: January 12, 2016
A six-week shotgun shooting program for children in grades 6-12 is offered at 6 p.m. Fridays at Capitol City Gun Club, 3590 Arrowhead Drive. The program, coached by nationally certified 4-H, NRA, YSSA shotgun coaches, focuses on gun safety, shooting basics and rules of the games. Classes open Friday with a safety and orientation night. Live fire shooting is planned
Published: January 12, 2016
Average retail gasoline prices in Nevada fell 2.2 cents per gallon during the past week, according to a statewide survey of 1,130 outlets completed Sunday and released Monday.The survey by GasBuddy.com showed the pump price was $2.49 per gallon Sunday. Nationally, the same motor fuels price-monitoring website said, the price was $1.97 per gallon and had fallen 1.8 cents over
Published: January 12, 2016
Republican Assemblyman Pat Hickey has resigned his legislative seat and joined the Nevada Board of Education. Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday that he appointed Hickey to replace Carson City’s Dave Cook, who died of an illness in October. Cook had represented Northern Nevada on the board, which governs K-12 education. Hickey has served four terms in the Nevada Legislature. He
Published: January 12, 2016
The Board of Examiners on Tuesday voted to accept a gift of 45 acres of land adjacent to the Nevada Tahoe State Park from the Nevada Land Trust.State Lands Administrator Charlie Donohue said the property includes riparian wetland habitat.Parks Administrator Eric Johnson said the land overlooks Hobart Reservoir in the Tahoe Basin and is needed to provide continued access to
Published: January 12, 2016
The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a series of contracts with Medicaid service providers totaling more than $1.8 billion.The two largest contracts are expansions of existing agreements with two companies that provide managed care services to Medicaid enrollees. Marta Jensen, administrator of the Health Care Financing and Policy Division, said the contract expansions recognize the impact of the Affordable
Published: January 12, 2016
Carson City’s Hazel Ryland and three other area women served with distinction in their country’s military during different eras.For Ryland, she entered the military in Great Britain during World War II while Dayton’s Caroll Massie, who was born in Canada, first enlisted in the U.S. Army and after a 20-year span, joined the U.S. Navy. Connie Bisbee and Kim Neiman
Published: January 10, 2016
Two Carson City brothers were arrested Monday morning after a drug deal went bad and left one person dead.Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, 18, and Allen Garcia-Manriquez, 19, were arrested shortly after 8:30 a.m. after Carson City SWAT entered their apartment in the 900 block of 5th Street, across from Harbin Street.The Carson City Sheriff’s Office was led to the brothers after receiving
Published: January 11, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation Board on Monday approved a $75.9 million contract with Ames Construction to build the USA Parkway connecting Interstate 80 to U.S. 50 through the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.Project Manager Pedro Rodriguez said the company has agreed to a schedule that will finish the road a 125 days ahead of the Dec. 31, 2017, deadline.Ames was
Published: January 11, 2016
Carson City District Judge James Wilson on Monday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the release of school voucher money until the case challenging the program’s constitutionality is resolved.Wilson wrote that the parents challenging the Educational Savings Accounts law failed to prove Senate Bill 302 violates the state constitution on its face, but did prove that, “irreparable harm will result if
Published: January 11, 2016
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Published: January 12, 2016
Army Sgt. Vincent O. Spottedcalf, a company fire support sergeant with 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., is deploying with the “Dagger” Brigade for nine months to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit’s mission is to support trusted regional partners with bilateral and multilateral military exercises and
Published: January 12, 2016
More than 12,000 women are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer and 4,000 women die each year. However, innovations in diagnostics and prevention could help reduce that number, while also giving women a better understanding of their health.• The basics: Woman 21-65 years old should have a Pap smear every three years according to new health guidelines, along with a Human
Published: January 12, 2016
Carson City District Judge James Wilson on Monday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the release of school voucher money until the case challenging the program’s constitutionality is resolved.Wilson wrote that the parents challenging the Educational Savings Accounts law failed to prove Senate Bill 302 violates the state constitution on its face, but did prove that, “irreparable harm will result if
Published: January 12, 2016
Aging Americans within a few years of collecting Social Security are concerned. Will government leaders push the retirement age to 68 or even 70? Will the current promised benefits be slashed ten, twenty percent or even more? The government continues collecting Social Security but some politicians are saying it will be impossible to pay out what has been promised with
Published: January 12, 2016
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Published: January 12, 2016
A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be conducted Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Churchill County Administration Office, Old High School, 690 S. Maine St.Old businessFor discussion and/or action:Second reading: Modifications to Policy 5136.2 — Banned and illicit substance testing of students participating in athletics or extra-curricular activities (students). The Board will discuss
Published: January 12, 2016
In California last week, a Domino’s pizza guy arrived late. The customer was not a happy camper and gave the driver a bad tip. So the driver stabbed him in the neck. The driver is black.A city councilman in Mississippi urged local citizens to get together and “throw rocks and bricks and bottles” at cops trying to do their jobs.
Published: January 12, 2016
“When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross.”The above quotation has been attributed to author Sinclair Lewis. He didn’t write it, but he did write something similar in his 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here”: “But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst
Published: January 12, 2016
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the victim in Monday morning’s fatal shooting. The page has been set up to help the victim’s family pay for funeral costs. Grant Watkins, 18, was killed Monday morning after he was shot following an alleged drug deal gone wrong. Officials said Watkins was trying to sell three ounces of marijuana to
Published: January 12, 2016

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