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A chemical fire at PCC Structurals, 2727 Lockheed Way, kept Carson City fire crews at the manufacturing facility well into the night.The fire off of Airport Road in northeast Carson City was reported about 8:45 a.m. Friday morning. By 9 a.m., witnesses reported seeing plumes of white smoke and then plumes of heavy black smoke, from burning acid according to
Published: November 13, 2015
The Bureau of Land Management will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits for $5 each on Monday.Permits allow the cutting of pinyon pines or juniper trees in designated areas, primarily in the Pinenut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne.Permits are available at the Bureau
Published: November 13, 2015
The Carson City Public Works Operations Division is available to pick up garden and yard debris. Only vegetation — not household garbage, appliances, furniture, lumber and other items — will be accepted. Leaves must be bagged; limbs must be less than six feet in length and no larger than 4-inches in diameter, then tied in bundles. Place items near the
Published: November 13, 2015
Douglas County residents can register to vote from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the lobby of High Sierra Fellowship, 1701 Lucerne St., Minden. For more information, call 775-267-6744.
Published: November 13, 2015
Carson City via the Brewery Arts Center is in the running to bring a 10-week live music series to Carson City during the summer of 2016.“We are currently in 20th place out of 40 communities, and we really need to be in the top 10,” said Gina Hill, executive director of the Brewery Arts Center. “The Levitt Amp Carson City
Published: November 13, 2015
Drake Anthony Slocum, 21, this week entered guilty pleas to one count of sexually assaulting a girl under age 16 and one count of incest.He was arrested in March after the victim, then 14, told detectives the assaults had been going on for some time, according to Carson City Sheriff’s Det. Sal Acosta.Slocum was originally charged with one count of
Published: November 13, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.THURSDAYAt 4:18 p.m., a 74-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of battery after deputies responded to reports of a subject becoming combative at the Long Street F.I.S.H. Bail was set at $1,000.At 3:16 p.m., Alexandria McClintock, of Carson City was arrested
Published: November 13, 2015
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office received some support from Hollywood in honor of fallen Deputy Carl Howell. Actors Gary Sinise, from Forrest Gump and CSI: NY, and Joe Mantegna, from Criminal Minds and The Godfather 3, reached out to the Sheriff’s Office to show their support for the department in the wake of Howell’s death.Howell was killed in the line
Published: November 13, 2015
Top Nevada Republicans have had little interaction with the state party in the past few years under two-term chairman Michael McDonald — unless you count the unsuccessful effort they backed in 2013 to replace him with a lobbyist employed by casino mogul and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Their chilly relationship might thaw Saturday, when a group of about 350 party
Published: November 13, 2015
LAS VEGAS — A federal jury in Las Vegas is ordering Lyon County and its former elected public administrator to pay more than $2 million to three sons who maintained that their father’s home was looted of valuables before they arrived after he died in 2006. Lyon County is on the hook to pay $1.6 million to sons of Joe
Published: November 13, 2015
June 7, 1930 - Oct. 15, 2015Geri passed away to be with the Good Lord on October 15, 2015. She was born June, 7, 1930 to Virgil and Flora Parsons in Malta Bend, Missouri. She lived with her husband of 64 years, Bert, in Fallon, Nevada. Geri graduated from Churchill County High School and then went on to Beauty College
Published: November 13, 2015
Aug. 30, 1932 - Nov. 4, 2015George Kent Whitaker, 83, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his home in Fallon, Nevada. Kent was born in Kanosh, Utah on August 30, 1932 to Herman and Marion Sagers Whitaker and was the youngest of eight children. He attended primary school in Kanosh and high school in Fillmore, Utah where he sang
Published: November 13, 2015
Apr. 25, 1951 - Oct. 22, 2015Craig Roswell Moe passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Fallon on October 22, 2015. Craig was born April 25, 1951 in New Jersey to Roger and Nedra Moe. He has lived in Fallon for the last 12 years, moving here from Reno. His younger life was spent in San Jose, California. He was
Published: November 13, 2015
Feb. 28, 1967 - Oct. 30, 2015After a battle with colon cancer for almost two years, Richard (Rick) Lee Springer passed away peacefully, surrounded by his mother and sister, in his home on October 30, 2015 in Dayton, Nevada at the age of 48. Rick was born on February 28, 1967 in San Jose, California to father Dwight “Ike” Richard
Published: November 13, 2015
Sep. 03, 1954 - Nov. 07, 2015Peggy J. McKendrick passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on November 7, 2015. She was born September 3, 1954 to William and Marjorie Sieber in Eureka, California.A long-time resident of Carson City; she loved giving back to her community, especially as a member of the Carson City Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team,
Published: November 13, 2015
One juvenile was careflighted to a hospital after a rollover accident involving two vehicles in Carson City Friday night, law enforcement officers reported.Law enforcement officers reported the accident involved two vehicles and several juveniles and happened on Roop and Long streets. Traffic was being diverted at Roop and Beverly and at the intersection of Roop and Long. Investigators were on
Published: November 13, 2015
Some anonymous jokester posted a fake report on the internet after Joey Logano’s blown tire took him out of contention at Texas last Sunday. The report said NASCAR had suspended Goodyear for two races for wrecking Joey, an obvious dig at the benching of Matt Kenseth for doing the same. I don’t imagine Joey found it humorous, as he’s now
Published: November 14, 2015
Both Carson and Reno played without standout offensive players Friday night.The Huskies went without running back/linebacker Lukas McKenzie, who suffered a broken hand Tuesday in practice, and Carson was forced to go the final 39 minutes of its 27-17 playoff win without wingback Greg Wallace, who suffered what appeared to be a possible neck injury early in the second quarter.Wallace,
Published: November 14, 2015
RENO — It came down to executing on opportunities. On Friday, Carson did just that in its 2-0 NIAA Division I boys soccer semifinal game against Cimarron-Memorial at North Valleys in Reno. “Executing on opportunities is super critical,” Carson captain Peter Garret said. “We always say that. We never back down. No matter what the score is we play our
Published: November 14, 2015
RENO — Douglas High struck first Friday afternoon in the NIAA Division I State Girls Soccer Championships.In the end, however, Taylor Kornieck and the Coronado Cougars stood tall in their 2-1 semifinal win against Douglas at North Valleys High School in Reno.Kornieck, a 6-foot-1 senior midfielder and U.S. Women’s National U18 team member, scored her second goal on a header
Published: November 14, 2015
At a retreat, the gathering was asked to break into groups and discuss “What will your legacy be?” The gathering broke into various, mixed groups. I walked through the groups and heard a variety of people respond. And yet, the majority of the responses were similar. From males and females, from young and old, the responses to this question were
Published: November 14, 2015
Big offensive plays.Carson High made them, and the Reno Huskies had no answer.Quarterback Joe Nelson hooked up with Connor Pradere for two big plays, including a 30-yard TD, and Asa Carter had a 53-yard TD catch and a 63-yard run which set up another score, as the Senators rolled into the regional finals for the third consecutive year thanks to
Published: November 14, 2015
The first Nevada Poetry Out Loud district competition is set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, at Carson High School. Students will compete to represent Carson City at the Nevada State Finals in Reno on March 19. The Nevada State Champion earns $1,000, and $1,000 for his or her school to support literary programs, and travels to Washington, D.C. to compete for
Published: November 14, 2015
Private enterprise is key to improving downtownAnnounced plans for improving the downtown corridor seem focused on changing the streets and sidewalks. Those plans are limited and incomplete. Downtown merchants want more business. Businessmen dream of more profits. Owners, speculators, and developers expect to profit from changing the downtown corridor. Government envisions increased tax revenue. Many expect the primary funding source
Published: November 14, 2015
On Friday, Nov. 6, I had the opportunity to attend the playoff game between Carson High and Spanish Springs. As loyal supporters of Spanish Springs, we were hoping for a win. It didn’t turn out that way, but it was still a good game. I no longer have a son playing football, but my other children and I still attend
Published: November 14, 2015
A split weekend on the weather front is in store for Carson City and area residents, according to weather watchers.Sunny and mostly clear skies with a high near 60 today will be followed Sunday by lower temperatures and the start of precipitation, initially in the form of rain mixed with snow in some spots, said Shane Snyder, meteorologist with the
Published: November 14, 2015
My mom’s friends, Kathy Neff and Nikki McQueary, came up to visit her this week. They were friends while raising their children in Ruby Valley, but my mom has since moved to Dayton and Nikki to Las Vegas. They get together as often as they can, and this time, they came here. On Friday, they came into Carson City to
Published: November 14, 2015
HONOLULU — D.J. Fenner scored 16 points and Nevada pulled away in the second half on Friday to defeat Coastal Carolina 73-56 in the Rainbow Classic, making a winner of Eric Musselman in his college coaching debut. Marqueze Coleman had 14 points, Cameron Oliver had 13 in his first collegiate game and AJ West had 12 points and 11 rebounds
Published: November 14, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: November 14, 2015
150 Years AgoPhenomena on Goose Lake. The morning of the earthquake at San Francisco, Goose Lake, situated this side of the summit of the Nevada range of mountains, was covered with a great number of water-spouts, rising at the same time and at short distances from each other ... as if it was an immense school of whales “blowing.”130 Years
Published: November 14, 2015
Interfaith Thanksgiving planned Interfaith community members will come together to give thanks for Earth and the natural world at an interfaith Thanksgiving gathering from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Representatives from various faith traditions, including Temple Bat Yam, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community, and First United Methodist Church, will
Published: November 14, 2015
After running through the league with dominant force, the Greenwave football team is not taking Chaparral for granted.As matter of fact, Fallon must dominate the Cowboys quickly to avoid a second-round loss, which the Wave suffered one year ago.The Wave’s semifinal game is at home Saturday at 1 p.m. against the No 2 seed from Las Vegas after a convincing
Published: November 14, 2015
Note: Menus for week of Nov. 16 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:MONDAY: Chili dogs with onions and cheese, three bean salad, peaches and scones.TUESDAY: White fish with mild mango salsa, Spanish rice, zucchini, applesauce and churro.WEDNESDAY: Manicotti, Italian vegetables, blushed pears, bread sticks and cran-apple crisp. THURSDAY: Herb baked
Published: November 15, 2015
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center:To Katelynn Lewis of Gardnerville, a son, Nathaniel Legend Ray Solak, born Nov. 6, 2015, weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces. To April Krouskoupf and Corey Anderson of Carson City, a daughter, Paisley Elaine Anderson, born Nov. 6, 2015, weighing 6 pounds and 10 ounces. To Amber Broughton and Robert Barlow of Carson City, a son,
Published: November 15, 2015
The Nevada Appeal is accepting Thanksgiving poems, no more than 100 words in length, through Nov. 18. Email poems to editor@nevadaappeal.com, or fax them to 775-887-2420, or mail them to the Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City NV 89701. Poems will be printed on Sunday, Nov. 22.EducationOh, Nevada, what can it be? The Spirit’s upon us!What do we see?Education
Published: November 15, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.Following the suggestion of the U.S. Bureau of Education, the American Legion and other patriotic agencies, I, Emmet D. Boyle, Governor of the State of Nevada, by the authority in me vested, do hereby designate and proclaim the week from Dec. 3-9, both inclusive, as American Education
Published: November 15, 2015
The Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 celebrated Veterans Day with a barbecue dinner, which 57 veterans, representing all branches of service, from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, attended. Douglas High School Tiger Squadron JROTC presented the colors of flags and served veterans and guests dinner.The club also honored Chief Petty Officer Ted Henson as Elks Outstanding Veterans. Henson, a
Published: November 15, 2015
Editor’s note: The Nevada Appeal presented the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the mayor and city manager an opportunity for a column.Let me give you some news you can use ...In May of 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved two strategic objectives.The first objective was to enhance community awareness and a chance to comment on city activities and operations. The
Published: November 15, 2015
The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge recently provided winter clothes to C.C.Meneley Elementary School students. Each designated student was provided a hooded sweatshirts. Students also received gloves, knit hats, and winter coats. The effort was funded by Elks member donations and a Beacon Grant from the Elks National Foundation in Chicago. The grant will also help buy books and shoes, socks and
Published: November 15, 2015
On behalf of the Bordewich-Bray Elementary School staff, we would like to give a special thank you to all the students, parents, and other friends who recently supported our Jog-a-Thon. The generosity of our community helps us to support and enhance our children’s education through various enrichment activities throughout the year. Thanks also to the parents who helped with our
Published: November 15, 2015
Smith’s asking customers to help local food banksThrough Dec. 28, Smith’s Food & Drug customers can add a $1, $5 or $10 donation to their grocery orders to help local food banks this holiday season. In addition to cash support, each day Smith’s stores donate nutritious but unsellable foods to local food banks. In 2014 enough food was contributed to
Published: November 15, 2015
There are at least three laws by which people must live, none of them passed by a legislature, a congress or a parliament.Two of them are familiar, emanating as they do from physics and economics. The first: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” The second is the inexorable law of supply and demand. The third, though
Published: November 15, 2015
More students in the Carson City School District will have the opportunity to earn dual high school/college credits through the Jump Start College program at Western Nevada College. And parents are going to like the price.CCSD has received more than $200,000 in state grant funding for the 2015-16 school year to assist seniors in earning college credits and completing remedial
Published: November 15, 2015
Carson City’s Planning Commission meets Wednesday at 1 p.m. rather than on its normal day and time.The commission, which usually meets on the last Wednesday each month and often at 5 p.m., will meet in the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center at 1 p.m. in part because the Airport Authority will meet in the same room that
Published: November 15, 2015
The Cracker Box is growing — at least in the kitchen. The longtime Carson City restaurant is expanding for the second time in its 35-year history. The exterior portion of the expansion has been completed for a few months, but the restaurant must shut down to complete the inside portion. While most customers won’t actually see the new addition, the
Published: November 15, 2015
After a long delay due to the manufacturer, Carson City Health and Human Services is happy to announce the FluMist nasal spray vaccine is now available at the Carson City and Douglas County clinics.FluMist protects against four strains of the flu virus and can be used for ages 2 to 49. Rates for the vaccine are affordable and Medicaid, Nevada
Published: November 15, 2015
Senior Center’s Christmas dinner to help meals programThe Carson City Senior Center is presenting Moonlight & Mistletoe, a Christmas dinner of Cornish game hen, wild rice, vegetables, rolls and dessert on Dec. 5 in the Sagebrush Room of the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner follows at 6 p.m. There will also be
Published: November 15, 2015
Nevadans should know in a week or so whether nascent automaker Faraday will build its factory in Southern Nevada.The company, funded by a Chinese billionaire, announced last week what has been rumored and reported for months — that it was planning a $1 billion plant in the U.S. to build a new generation of “forward looking and fully-connected electric vehicles”
Published: November 15, 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: We officially recognized Veterans Day Wednesday. But we should never pass up a chance to thank those who were in the military and those who are currently in the military, so every day
Published: November 15, 2015
Last Tuesday’s Fox Business Channel debate among GOP presidential contenders was a vast improvement over the previous CNBC debate, which was an embarrassment to all concerned, especially to the hyper-partisan CNBC moderators. By contrast, the Fox moderators stuck to the topic at hand — the faltering U.S. economy. For what it’s worth, I thought Florida Sen. Marco Rubio won last
Published: November 15, 2015
150 YEARS AGOTerrific Ascension: An immense throng assembled at the park in San Francisco to witness the balloon ascension of Auguste Buisley. The balloon was inflated and soon shot up with the daring acrobat and aeronaut suspended to a trapeze in place of the customary parachute or car… He hung by his feet and hands to the trapeze, then by
Published: November 15, 2015
Ramping up of complaints about parking recreational vehicles and boats on Carson City streets will prompt discussion of a possible ordinance change Thursday.The Board of Supervisors, which will meet beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center on Thursday, will discuss the matter and take testimony but won’t act formally. Instead, the board is
Published: November 15, 2015
Carson City’s Linda Panter submitted this photo of her dogs keeping an eye on the neighborhood. Panter said the dogs are spending less time outside due to nearby coyote sightings.
Published: November 15, 2015
The following information applies to the period of Nov. 16-22. Division Street will be closed due to road construction between Fifth and King streets weekdays. Detours will be signed.Utility work will continue from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the following locations, with possible flagger controlled traffic: Division Street between Fleischmann Way and Long Street will be closed weekdaysMountain Street
Published: November 15, 2015
As the temperature outside drops, area families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months.“These fires are preventable,” said Lyon County Fire Chief
Published: November 15, 2015
RENO — Tyler Stewart finally has his first Mackay miracle.“Last home game and to go out with a win, you can’t ask for anything better,” the Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback said after a 37-34 overtime victory over the San Jose State Spartans in the final home game of the season Saturday afternoon at Mackay Stadium.The sparse Senior Day crowd of
Published: November 15, 2015
I wonder when the NIAA will get things right, especially when it comes to boys basketball.I looked at Carson’s schedule the other day, and because of tournament commitments and football playoffs, the schedule looks like a jigsaw puzzle. The two season-opening games against Reno and Reed have been pushed back to Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, respectively.We go through this
Published: November 15, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Led by Kassidy Lommori, the Yerington High volleyball team knocked off northern Nevada rival Incline in four games to win the Divsiion III state championship Saturday at Foothill High School.Yerington beat Incline 25-20, 25-22, 17-25 and 25-10. The Lions reached the finals with a 25-17, 25-19 and 25-13 win over The Meadows on Friday at Coronado High
Published: November 15, 2015
The Nevada Republican Party re-elected Michael McDonald to a third term as chairman on Saturday after a heated election that included the last-minute near-disqualification of his opponent, former Clark County Republican Party political director Nick Phillips. McDonald won the race 182-151 during a vote at the Nevada Republican Central Committee meeting in Las Vegas. Party insiders and elected Republicans were
Published: November 15, 2015
A Carson City man is denying drug charges after he was arrested in Indian Hills on Monday.Matthew William Goelz, 19, was pulled over by deputies after they allegedly saw him conducting a transaction with another man. According to court documents, Goelz didn’t use his turn signal, providing probable cause for the stop.During the car stop deputies reported smelling marijuana in
Published: November 16, 2015
May 24, 1950 - Oct. 12, 2015David S. Cook reached the end of his journey Oct. 12, 2015. Born May 24, 1950 in Las Vegas to Robert E. and Jeanette (Stanton) Cook, he was fourth generation Nevadan. David moved his family from Las Vegas to Carson City in 1981 following his completion of a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and a M.B.A.
Published: November 16, 2015
John “Jack” Cardinalli passed away Wednesday afternoon on November 11th, 2015, at 81 years old. He was the son of John A. Cardinalli, a hard rock miner, and Hilda Cardinalli, a teacher in Eureka, NV. As a youth, Jack was first in his class, captain of the football team, and an Eagle Scout. Jack held a variety of jobs from
Published: November 16, 2015
Dec. 26, 1985 - Oct. 30, 2015Crystal Brown, 29, of Dayton, passed away on Oct. 30, 2015. Crystal was born to Cheryl Brown on Dec. 26, 1985 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, NV. She resided in and attended school in Carson City. She worked at Ormsby Assoc. of Carson City for 13 years, as well as at Francesco Deli,
Published: November 16, 2015
Since 2010, mainstream optimistic economic forecasts each year have yielded to continued slow-growth reality, producing our worst recovery ever. Most economists still project economic activity as determined mainly by business cycles. We think such cycles are now dominated by long-term trends that will keep us bumping along the bottom until government at all levels makes significant reforms.First, government itself long
Published: November 16, 2015
The last two years, dental plans were offered along with medical plans on the Nevada and Federal Marketplace Exchanges.While they are still being offered on the Federal Marketplace this year, the agents at Affordable Healthcare Pros are also offering plans off the exchange for 2016.In the past, the dental plans had been tied to the medical plans and it became
Published: November 16, 2015
Not much happens on most days, except Nov. 5, 2015. That day became the first Blue less day. Disregarding two and a half hours in the morning, now there’s no Blue. My mind’s eye has Julie London, a torch singer from the 1950s and 1960s, singing the lyrics to the song, “No moon at all.” Julie has taken the liberty
Published: November 16, 2015
Forward-thinking students in Business Association at Western Nevada College aren’t waiting until graduation to start the process of searching for a job.The one-month-old association has arranged a professional development and networking event titled “Before the Job Search” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday in Marlette Hall in WNC’s Cedar Building.Scheduled to make presentations at the event are Miya MacKenzie, chief professional officer
Published: November 16, 2015
Western Nevadans are invited to learn more about the topic, “Was that a gift from God?” at a free worship service today at the Carson City Community Center. The session, sponsored by Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, starts at 10 a.m. The one-hour service offers a brief talk by a facilitator, followed by readings, a small-group
Published: November 16, 2015
Carson City Library and Nevada Center for the Book are hosting Laura McBride, author of the 2015 Nevada Reads selection “We Are Called to Rise,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the library’s Digitorium.“We Are Called to Rise” is told in four voices — an immigrant boy whose family is struggling to assimilate, a middle-aged housewife coping with an
Published: November 16, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.Carson CityFRIDAYAt 3:17 p.m., Debra Fishbein, 37, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a stolen vehicle and failure to appear after deputies responded to reports that Fishbein had taken a rental car and not returned it to
Published: November 16, 2015
In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Nevada Recycles Program partnered with The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas in a statewide recycled art contest to raise awareness of recycling.More than 100 artists statewide, ranging from students in kindergarten through 12th grade to adults, submitted photos of their artwork composed of recyclable
Published: November 16, 2015
Muscle Powered’s next Trash Mob, a monthly effort that clears debris from local trails, is from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday along the multiuse path that runs parallel to Lincoln Highway on the east side of Carson City. The group will meet at 8 a.m. at Arrowhead Drive and Highway 50. Parking will be available at the dirt turnout about
Published: November 16, 2015
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden and Zephyr Cove are closing on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in celebration of Thanksgiving. Both libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The Minden library will resume its regular schedule at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. The Zephyr Cove library will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
Published: November 16, 2015
High Sierra Swing Dance Club is presenting its Christmas dance party on Dec. 5 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St. There will not be a lesson. A members appreciation dinner catered by Mitch Tufts will be at 6:30 p.m. Join the club that night, and dinner and dance are free. Otherwise, the dinner costs $10
Published: November 16, 2015
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will host three weekends of enchanted holiday trains aboard heated, century-old, magical rail coaches. The rides on Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 5- 6 and 12- 13 depart at noon and 2 p.m. from Virginia City’s 140-year-old F Street Station. The rides offer hot chocolate, cider, cookies and candy canes and a reading of the poem
Published: November 16, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Authorities say samples have been obtained from a blast crater and fire-damaged storage drums at a closed radioactive waste dump that exploded and burned almost a month ago northwest of Las Vegas. Officials didn’t explain what the samples tell them. A statement from the Nye County sheriff said investigators returned last week to the site of the
Published: November 16, 2015
RENO — Three national environmental organizations want to wade into a legal battle in Nevada over new federal regulations intended to protect the greater sage grouse. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du has scheduled a hearing in Reno Tuesday to consider whether to grant a temporary injunction sought by eight Nevada counties and others to block the rules. The Wilderness Society,
Published: November 16, 2015
NV Energy intends to reduce rates for all customers nearly 5 percent effective Jan. 1, 2016, according to a government rate filing it announced Monday.The utility made the filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on Friday, saying in the subsequent company announcement it would reflect reductions in costs associated with fuel and purchased power the firm used to
Published: November 16, 2015
A 2.5 magnitude earthquake was reported at 3:13 p.m. Monday about eight miles southeast of Carson City. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno reported the quake, which didn’t register a depth, hit three miles east-northeast of Johnson Lane.
Published: November 16, 2015
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in a Silver Springs armed robbery.Officials said a man entered The Bait Farm Saloon on Highway 50 around 2:20 a.m. Sunday and robbed the bar at gunpoint. A female bartender was closing the bar when a black male wearing a dark jacket and gloves
Published: November 16, 2015
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking President Barack Obama not to send more Syrian refugees to Nevada until federal officials complete a thorough review of resettlement programs, although he didn’t go as far as other governors who directed state agencies to block Syrian refugees from moving into their states. Sandoval, a Republican, wrote a letter Monday asking Obama to review
Published: November 16, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: November 16, 2015
In addition to the Section 529 Plans to save money for college education costs, there is the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, also known as Uniform Gifts to Minors Act.Especially for younger children, the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act can be a way to shift income from parent’s high tax bracket (rate) to the child’s low or no tax bracket.Basically,
Published: November 16, 2015
150 Years AgoEruption of Mount Hood. The quiet and dignity of the town was upset by a report that Mount Hood had an eruption. A gentleman rushed into the Mountaineer office and said that the mountain was throwing up masses of rock. Fortunately, the apprehensions for the safety of the mountain were premature, but it was emitting puffs of dense
Published: November 16, 2015
Keep Nevada’s wild places wildI was pleased to read former Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall’s recent opinion piece, “Find the happy medium between conservation and development” on the importance of protecting public lands in northwestern Nevada. As Kate points out, the northwest region of Nevada that lies within the Carson City district has some of the most spectacular open spaces
Published: November 16, 2015
The 21st annual Carson High School’s Holiday Craft Fair is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.More than 125 vendors, selling jewelry, ornaments, pottery, food and more will be at the high school from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Santa also will be making an appearance and the culinary arts students will be serving food.Funds
Published: November 16, 2015
Robert Ferrel and Michael Spivack have been etched into the minds of the Carson High football team, most notably the defensive unit since late August, and with good reason.The two Reed High wideouts made life miserable for the CHS secondary in the Raiders’ season-opening 44-27 win at Mackay Stadium. Ferrel caught seven passes for 207 yards and Spivack added four
Published: November 16, 2015
Snow flurries have begun. The first storm dropped heavy “Sierra cement,” that wet slushy snow whose weight often damages plants. Here are a few tips for preventing winter injury to plants.When snow lands on trees and shrubs, we want to brush it off, particularly when we see it weighing down branches or when it falls on us as we walk
Published: November 16, 2015
No additional news about the FDA-approved over-the-counter diet pill Alli, which is a weaker version of Xenical, but the original report noted that exercise and a good diet still were needed to lose weight.For all the diet fads on the market, almost all include a requirement for exercise and a healthy diet. A healthy diet is usually defined as one
Published: November 16, 2015
A Carson City man will be released after being imprisoned for more than a decade in a 1998 hotel room beating death.Rocky Boice Jr., 36, could be free as early as today after he appeared before the Nevada Pardons Board on Monday.Boice was seeking eligibility for parole from the minimum 20-year sentence he received in 2002 in connection with the
Published: November 16, 2015
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading back to Nevada. Clinton’s campaign says she’s planning to visit northern Nevada on Nov. 23. Details of her itinerary weren’t immediately released. The former secretary of state was last in Nevada in October, when she participated in the first Democratic presidential debate and campaigned in the Las Vegas area. She was last
Published: November 17, 2015
No reservations or skills are required to take a free class to learn how to make lentil salad and apple pie at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton. Everyone is welcome at Healthy Communities Coalition’s monthly free cooking classes with dietitian Kim Mason, and farmer and Healthy Communities’ community health advocate Rebekah
Published: November 17, 2015
Storey County Library’s annual fundraiser will offer a moderated conversation with Heidi Durrow, the author of “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky,” at 4 p.m. Saturday Piper’s Opera House, 12 B St. in Virginia City. Durrow is an award winning author, essayist, former corporate lawyer, blogger, and podcaster. She is the 2008 winner of the Barbara Kingsolver’s PEN/Bellwether Prize
Published: November 17, 2015
Volunteers are sought to learn how to teach English as a second language on a one-to-one basis. United Latino Community, 1711 N. Roop St., is hosting a free tutor training workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Representatives of United Latino Community say they have a long list of adults in Carson City and surrounding areas who are waiting to
Published: November 17, 2015
The next foster/adoptive parent training in Carson City is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 6 and 12 in the Valley View Room of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway. Attendees are asked to enter through the main hospital entrance, then take elevator A to the third floor. The Valley View Room is at the
Published: November 17, 2015
HONOLULU — Roderick Bobbitt’s layup with 1.4 seconds left spoiled Marqueze Coleman’s career performance in the second half and gave Hawaii a 76-75 victory over Nevada in the championship game of the Rainbow Classic on Tuesday. Bobbitt drove around Cameron Oliver and put the ball up high off the glass for the winning points after Coleman’s layup on the other
Published: November 17, 2015
Indian tacos and nearly 50 vendors will be on hand at a Christmas craft faire from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in the gymnasium of Carson Colony, 2900 S. Curry St., in Carson City.
Published: November 17, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 6:23 p.m., a 19-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 100 block of Tybo Circle. Bail was set at $3,000.The Nevada Appeal only names people arrested on suspicion of felonies and violent crimes. Carson City
Published: November 17, 2015
RENO — Eight Nevada counties that want a court to block new U.S. protections for the greater sage grouse face a battle to show the move is necessary across thousands of square miles in the West, a federal judge said Tuesday.U.S. District Judge Miranda Du said she knows the counties and two mining companies have serious concerns about new restrictions
Published: November 17, 2015
DENVER — A drone hovers about 30 feet above the skier’s head, then quickly swoops down for a tighter angle so its video camera can capture his every move as he carves down a steep powder stash. It’s not a scene from the latest Warren Miller movie. It’s something the founders of a Silicon Valley production company hope to bring
Published: November 17, 2015

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