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Snow began falling Monday night and left a blanket on the Lahontan Valley.Churchill County schools are on their normal schedules. Major roads are wet but clear. Fernley is on a one-hour delay.From the National Weather ServiceTodayRain and snow likely before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime
Published: November 10, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Carson City’s first snowstorm of the season produced icy roads, causing spin-outs across Western Nevada.NV Energy reports there are 212 Carson City customers without electricity this morning in three separate weather-related outages.Chains or snow tires were required on most state highways, including Highway 395 south of Indian Hills all the way to the California state line, Highway
Published: November 10, 2015
More than a dozen local authors are scheduled to talk about a range of topics — from history and music to memoir writing and the Holocaust — on Saturday at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St. A Local Author Extravaganza, an event offering book purchases, signings and presentations by local authors, is from noon to 6 p.m., with author
Published: November 10, 2015
Carson City Recreation Youth Basketball, open to children in third through eighth grades, is hosting warm-ups on Saturday. Warm-ups for third grade boys are at 10 a.m. at the Community Center; warm-ups for fourth grade boys are at noon at the Community Center; warm-ups for fifth grade boys are at 6 p.m. at Carson Middle School; warm-ups for sixth grade
Published: November 10, 2015
A slideshow tour of the universe given by Mike Thomas is planned at 7 p.m. Friday at Carson Plaza Hotel and Event Center, 801 S. Carson St. The lecture costs $5 per person. A no host bar and appetizers are provided. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Published: November 10, 2015
Friends In Service Helping, or FISH, will distribute free USDA commodity foods to Carson City families from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Carson City Community Center. No one will be admitted before 9 a.m.Families must sign an issuance sheet at the Community Center certifying household’s annual income doesn’t exceed federal poverty guidelines which are monthly gross income
Published: November 10, 2015
National Active Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, Chapter 1329, is meeting at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Carson City Grandma Hattie’s to hear Bonnie MacQuarrie review changes in federal insurance benefits during Open Season. The club is also looking for new officers, and if non are available, it will vote to merge with other chapters. For more information, call Yvonne
Published: November 10, 2015
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating its 9th Annual Shop with a Sheriff event, scheduled to take place in December at the Fernley Walmart.Organizers are hoping to raise at least $10,000 or more from local businesses and community members. All donations go to underprivileged children. To make a donation of any amount or sponsor one or more children for
Published: November 10, 2015
Jan. 6, 1954 - Nov. 7, 2015Margaret Lynn Sanchez (Margie) passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 after battling cancer. Margaret was born January 6, 1954. She lived in the Bay Area for many years and relocated to Nevada in 1986. She is survived by her daughter, Rachelle Delallo, Daugher-in-law Tina Delallo, Brother John Hoffman, many
Published: November 10, 2015
Febr. 02, 1938 - Oct. 26, 2015Barbara Hardwick lived in the Carson Valley for forty-seven years. She was born in Oklahoma, where she lived until the age of seventeen. She married, moved to Lake Tahoe California, where she raised five children, two of which predeceased her. She moved to Gardnerville, Nevada in 1971, where she re-married. Barbara was a school
Published: November 10, 2015
Nevada is paying $285,000 to hire a famous lawyer to help defend the state’s new Education Savings Account program in two pending lawsuits. The Nevada Board of Examiners voted Tuesday to approve the agreement with Bancroft PLLC, the law firm of former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement. Clement has argued more cases before the U.S. Supreme Court since 2000 than
Published: November 10, 2015
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt says he’s encouraged that a federal appeals court ruled against a presidential order on immigration. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a Texas-based judge’s injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration initiative, which aims to protect about 5 million people from deportation. Nevada is one of 26 states that sued to
Published: November 10, 2015
U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, held the squadron’s change of command ceremony on Sunday at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Naval Air Station Pensacola.Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi relieved Capt. Tom Frosch as Blue Angels commanding officer/flight leader and spoke of his optimism for the future and pride in taking command of the prestigious squadron.“It is an absolute
Published: November 10, 2015
The Greenwave cross country team sent two of its best runners, Tristen Thomson and Diana Martinez, to the state championship on Saturday. Thomson finished third and took the bronze medal for the state championship, while Martinez, the third best runner from Fallon, finished 30 out of 52 runners.Thomson ran one of his best times at 17:32 for the full length
Published: November 10, 2015
Think you have the facts about kidney disease? Here are five common misconceptions debunked.Myth 1. Kidney disease is rareTwenty-six million American adults have kidney disease and most don’t know it, according to the National Kidney Foundation. The problem? Kidney disease can be fatal, killing more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined, and common health problems like diabetes
Published: November 10, 2015
We all make choices everyday, probably thousands of them such as when to get up, when to get dressed, what to wear, what to watch on television, listen to on the car radio, what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and on and on. You get the point. Many of the choices we make are based on the priorities
Published: November 10, 2015
This year has gone by all too quickly. Halloween came and went and my son Doug and I were reminiscing about this holiday and times past. We also remembered that it was this time last year when Doug developed sepsis, a blood infection that almost cost him his life.The neighborhood children, dressed up in their Halloween finest, visited us. We
Published: November 10, 2015
Veterans Day gives all of us in the Lahontan Valley time to reflect on those who wear the uniform and serve their country in one of the armed services.While the number of veterans has risen during the past decade because of Iraq and Afghanistan, the number of vets who have served during World War II and the Korean War keeps
Published: November 10, 2015
Women have become an integral part of the United States military whether serving in the United States or overseas.Meet three Fallon women, two in their 30s and one in her late 20s. Two of them are currently serving at Naval Air Station Fallon, while the third, who left military service, deployed three times including two tours to Afghanistan as a
Published: November 10, 2015
The Greenwave varsity volleyball season ended in the regionals, but not without a fight. The Lady Wave won their first regional match against the South Tahoe Vikings 3-1. Fallon won in three straight sets, 25-22, 25-19, and 25-18, at which point they would move on to their match against the Truckee Wolverines where they lost 3-0. The Wave finished with
Published: November 10, 2015
The Greenwave varsity football team won its first-round playoff game in a rematch against the Fernley Vaqueros Friday night.The Wave triumphed at 49-6 and will move on to face the Chaparall Cowboys at home on Saturday at 1 p.m. Fernley started Ren Arroyo at quarterback this game instead of Kyle Throckmorton who ran the ball. Arroyo was sacked on his
Published: November 10, 2015
The Greenwave varsity girls soccer team ended their season after a 3-1 victory against the Lowry Buckaroos on Thursday and a narrow 2-1 loss to the Truckee Wolverines on Friday in the D1-A playoffs.Fallon ended with a record of 8-4-4 in D1-A and 10-6-4 overall, while Lowry was knocked out at 7-7-2 in D1-A and 9-8-2 overall.The Lady Wave finished
Published: November 10, 2015
Many students believe that stress and anxiety is something to avoid at all costs. They frequently make statements such as, “I’m under a ton of stress” and “I’m so stressed out every day.”These remarks are revealing in terms of how students perceive stress. Viewed as a stimulus, stress represents something that one needs to directly interact with, such as academic
Published: November 3, 2015
At the recent Great Debate Debacle in Boulder, Colo., GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump launched an attack against so-called “super-PACs.” Here’s what he said in a pair of tweets on the subject…“Re Super PAC scam: What the other candidates are doing is a disgrace. … All Presidential candidates should immediately disavow their Super PAC’s. They’re not only breaking the spirit
Published: November 10, 2015
SUBSTANDARD MEDICAID COVERAGEEditor:The article by Bryson Bailey of the Center for Rural Affairs, CFRA, recently published in the LVN struck a nerve.Bailey touts the advantages of Medicaid and how it does not provide sub-standard medical coverage. Their definition of sub-standard must be different than mine. I know of a glaring deficiency in the Medicaid program…finding a specialist who accepts Medicaid
Published: November 10, 2015
The general manager of the Carson Water Subconservancy District told Churchill County Commissioners at their Thursday meeting the Carson River has experienced new record lows for insufficient water flow but water supplies for certain areas remain in good shape.Ed James said some records for low flows have been broken on both the east fork of the Carson River and at
Published: November 10, 2015
The Nevada Division of Water Resources, Flood Plain Management, gave presentations last week across Northern Nevada about the causes of flooding and how to mitigate the dangers. Public events as well as school presentations reached many communities including students at Logos Academy in Fallon. Organizers said much interest in the weather and possible flooding has been fueled by the El
Published: November 10, 2015
Recently two curious people, both prominent in the field of nutrition, set out to settle the hotly contested debate regarding which diet is best for our health. With different reasons for their quests and using different methods, they unbiasedly examined the scientific literature on diets and their effect on health. The search was exhaustive covering Asian, vegan, vegetarian, Mediterranean, low
Published: November 10, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.Carson CityFRIDAYAt 12:02 a.m., a 39-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI-alcohol and accident hit and run after deputies responded to reports of a traffic accident near the 900 block of Minnesota Street. Bail was set at $1,500.At 7:12
Published: November 9, 2015
The toughest weeks of preparation for the Carson High football coaching staff is when the Senators play Reno or Reed.So, it’s no surprise Blair Roman & Co. have worked overtime since the Senators advanced to Friday’s home semifinal against Reno (7:10 p.m., KAME 21) by virtue of their 49-34 win over Spanish Springs last Friday. “They (Reno and Reed) are
Published: November 10, 2015
A proposal that would have allowed Nevada high school athletic teams to participate in national postseason events didn’t receive approval last Wednesday during a special meeting of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control.Paragon Marketing Group’s proposal to enter into an agreement that would allow Nevada teams to play beyond their state championship games simply died due to lack
Published: November 10, 2015
Registration is close to wrapping up for the Carson City Recreation Department’s youth basketball programs.The program closes out sign-ups on Nov. 15. You can register on line at www.carson.org/ccpr or in person at the Carson Aquatic Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $60 per persn and there’s a $25 uniform fee.The league will
Published: November 10, 2015
The Carson City Senior Center hosted its “Salute to our Veterans” event with more than 200 veterans Tuesday.Individuals honoring our veterans gathered to celebrate our service members, including Mayor Robert Crowell and City Manager Nick Marano. The Carson High JROTC presented the colors and prepared individual speeches about each branch. Crowell gave a tribute to the veterans and their family
Published: November 10, 2015
RENO — The Nevada Rural Housing Authority honored local Northern Nevada lenders for a job well done in the past year with a luncheon Tuesday afternoon.The NRHA was joined with housing and mortgage companies from across Northern Nevada in a superhero themed event at The Grove in Reno to honor more than 100 local lenders. The NRHA provided a light
Published: November 10, 2015
The common cold has been around to afflict people since recorded history, and probably even before then. Though not life threatening, it can be uncomfortable and lead to missed school and work for many. Any one of more than 200 viruses is responsible for the common cold, however one of the most common is the rhinovirus.Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has
Published: November 10, 2015
TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — I know, weird name for a sauce. It is hard to imagine an un-jolly green giant like The Hulk in the kitchen, whisk in hand, spices at the ready, whipping up anything light and creamy.You want a car ripped in two? The Hulk’s your man. But a masterpiece of a scallop dish? Yes, very hard to fathom,
Published: November 10, 2015
State Treasurer Dan Schwartz and his chief of staff Grant Hewitt Tuesday defended their selection of a marketing company saying the Reno-based business didn’t get inside information to help it win the contract.“I’m very confident we followed the rules and I don’t think they knew any information no one else had,” said Hewitt.The issue was raised because of an email
Published: November 10, 2015
Word of more than $6.4 million to provide permanent homes to 821 veterans experiencing homelessness across the nation, some of them in Nevada, became public Tuesday.The U.S. Department of Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs made the announcement going into Veterans Day today. The money included $41,0000 for eight homeless veterans and their families via the
Published: November 10, 2015
An important chance for counties and Carson City to spur roadway improvements via more revenue goes to voters next year, the Nevada Association of Counties’ executive director said Tuesday.Carson City’s Jeff Fontaine, head of NACO since 2007, made that case to a local Rotary Club luncheon gathering as he reviewed 2016 legislation of interest to his organization and the public.
Published: November 10, 2015
Carson City residents can quiz Q&D Construction, the contractor for the city’s downtown makeover, in a Q&A at the Brewery Arts Center in a meeting set for Thursday.It’s a public meeting and anyone with questions or concerns may attend to have questions answered, according to organizers. A flier noted the meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the BAC at 449
Published: November 10, 2015
A forum on climate and extreme weather events in Nevada will feature four expert panelists at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City Tuesday.The event, put on by Sierra Nevada Forums, is planned at the BAC Performance Hall, 511 W. King St., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation beginning a half hour later. The forum is free,
Published: November 10, 2015
Mike’s Pharmacy is going the way of the Penguin. That’s the Penguin Drive-in. Extinct.Today Carson City’s only locally owned pharmacy shuts its doors forever. It’s another blow to downtown, and a challenge to sustaining Carson’s small town atmosphere.Mike Hautekeet, the larger-than-life pharmacist and owner, has been helping people at the corner of North Curry and West William streets for nearly
Published: November 10, 2015
Lt. Mark Cyr with the Salvation Army accepts a turkey donation from Carson City resident Richard Long during the Salvation Army’s annual turkey drive in front of Mike’s Pharmacy on Tuesday.
Published: November 10, 2015
Following Marine Corps tradition, Joe Gabiola. 85, slices a piece of cake for 28-year-old Matt Thomasson during a celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps 240th birthday at the Westside Pour House on Tuesday night. Costco designed and donated the cake.
Published: November 10, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 6:02 p.m., a 42-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny after deputies responded to reports of a woman taking items from the Carson Street Raley’s. Bail was set at $250.At 8:23 p.m., a 55-year-old Carson City man
Published: November 10, 2015
Can you believe a whole year has passed since Veterans Day 2014? Last year, did you thank at least one vet for his or her service?We’ve all seen the bumper sticker, “If you enjoy your freedom, thank a vet.” Step out of your comfort zone to overcome your fear! Smile as you walk up to those wearing a veterans hat
Published: November 10, 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.We CanWe can go “over the river and through the woods” because they
Published: November 10, 2015
150 Years AgoDead. Lambright fell from a bucket at the Crown Point shaft and died. He was a brother to the wife of Lieutenant Governor Crossman.130 Years AgoArtesian Wells. Another new and large artesian well borer came into Sierra Valley as ranchers are determined to bring up the water in the strata down from 2,000 feet. These wells save in
Published: November 10, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: November 10, 2015
Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for Nov. 4. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:Beantown Roasters Inc., 3107 N. Deer Run Road, scored 100 points. Bistro at the Bryan, 901 S. Stewart St., scored 100 points. El Charro Avitia, bar, 4389 S. Carson St., scored 100 points. Jacksons Food Stores,
Published: November 10, 2015
This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.On Nov. 19, millions of Americans across the country will “butt out” as part of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. The idea behind the Great American Smokeout is to encourage current smokers to kick the habit just for the
Published: November 10, 2015
Nearly 80 veterans were honored at Seeliger Elementary School’s annual Veterans Day assembly on Tuesday. The veterans who attended are family or friends of the students at the school.
Published: November 10, 2015
Up to 18 inches of wet, heavy snow fell along the Sierra’s eastern front on Tuesday, closing schools in Reno and Sparks and triggering power outages for tens of thousands of Northern Nevadans.Several inches of snow fell in Carson City, Virginia City, Gardnerville, Fernley and Fallon.Sunny skies melted most of the snow on city streets around Reno, where more than
Published: November 10, 2015
Carson City parents aren’t playing around when it comes to their kids’ school recess.Recently, at a Carson City School Board meeting, parents expressed their disapproval of the elementary schools only having two recesses, one 15 minute recess during the morning or afternoon and one at lunch. All of the Carson City elementary schools, prior to 2000 had three recesses, one
Published: November 9, 2015
With the onset of winter, the combination of bears and garbage is proving to be a serious problem in western Nevada.And the key issue is the lack of bear-resistant garbage containers in the Reno-Tahoe-Carson City area, according to wildlife officials.“Waste Management has been one of the biggest obstacles to getting bear proof containers used in the local areas,” said Carl
Published: November 8, 2015
The third time was the charm for Carson High’s boys soccer team.After suffering two heartbreaking one-goal losses in the regular season to Wooster, the Senators, thanks to second-half goals by Rogelio Herrera and Guillermo Hernandez, turned the tables on the favored and unbeaten Colts with a 2-1 victory to capture the Division I regional championship on a snowy Monday night
Published: November 9, 2015
Local law enforcement presented the Howell family with a donation of nearly $15,000 Tuesday morning in honor of fallen Carson City Deputy Carl Howell.Howell was killed in the line of duty August 18, while responding to a domestic disturbance call.Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Police Department officers joined Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputies and staff in the Ormsby Room
Published: November 10, 2015
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, Nov. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Carson City. Representatives from various faith traditions, including Temple Bat Yam, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community, and First United Methodist
Published: November 11, 2015
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Tip a Cop fundraiser to raise money for the Special Olympics.The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for lunch and 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday for dinner at the Carson Street Applebee’s.The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic
Published: November 11, 2015
The Brewery Arts Center is working with Artsy Fartsy’s Jeff Pace, is loaning several pieces of Fred Howland’s work for a collaborative exhibition of his photography on Friday and Saturday in the Brewery Arts Center’s 1864 Grand Ballroom. Howland has been involved with fine art photography for more than 40 years. His first solo exhibit took place while he was
Published: November 11, 2015
CASI, Carson Animal Services Initiative, accepts a $1,500 check from Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota. Those interested can help CASI and the effort to build a new aminal shelter that can provide homeless pets a safe and humane environment while they wait to be adopted. For more information, contact CASI at ccanimals@friendsof casi.org or (775) 671-2413.
Published: November 11, 2015
RENO — Nearly 2,000 northern Nevadans remain without power more than 36 hours after a winter storm socked the Reno area. NV Energy says crews should have all power restored by Wednesday night. More than 36,000 power outages were reported when the storm started dropping more than a foot of snow along the Sierra’s eastern front Monday evening. About half
Published: November 11, 2015
Gil Tapia embodies today’s CNC, or computer numerical control, machine shops — neat and well groomed, smart and ambitious. From his neatly tucked in CGI polo shirt to his perfectly trimmed hair, he represents the precision and quality his employer is known for.Tapia, 24, recently passed his probation period at CGI Inc., Advanced Products for Robotics and Automation. His day
Published: November 11, 2015
BOULDER CITY — A lamb on the lam for hours after a trailer crash near Boulder City killed 74 other fellow sheep is now being cared for by a foster family. It happened Monday afternoon, when a semi tractor-trailer exiting U.S. 95 near U.S. 93 overturned. The driver was cited for speeding, but he wasn’t hurt. The crash sent sheep
Published: November 11, 2015
Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell released the following statement about Veterans Day: “On this day, November 11, 2015, we pay tribute to all those who wear and have worn the uniform in the service of their country. On this day we also pay tribute to the families and friends of our veterans who provide both needed and grateful support to
Published: November 11, 2015
More than a dozen local authors are scheduled to talk about a range of topics — from history and music to memoir writing and the Holocaust — on Saturday at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St. A Local Author Extravaganza, an event offering book purchases, signings and presentations by local authors, is from noon to 6 p.m., with author
Published: November 11, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.TUESDAYAt 2:56 p.m., a 41-year-old Dayton woman was arrested on suspicion of hit and run occupied vehicle, driving on a suspended sentence, obstructing/delaying an officer and failure to obey stop/yield sign after deputies responded to a hit and run near Nevada and
Published: November 11, 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.City’s livability touted on retirement listI love it — the place we call
Published: November 11, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: November 11, 2015
150 Years AgoAnimal colors. M. Nicholas Wagner has experimented and discovered the cause of the colors of some animals. The experiments were made on the nymph of a species of diurnal butterfly. Electric current changed the reds into orange and the blacks into red. He deduced that the colors are due to the currents in the wing of the animal
Published: November 11, 2015
FOOTBALLColby Brown (Carson-College of Idaho): Ran for a career-best 142 yards in 21-10 loss to E. Oregon.Dylan Sawyers (Carson-Feather River): Lost 54-17 to Sac City, no stats available.Nevin Elliott (Carson-College of San Mateo): Beat DVC 42-6. Had one carry for 1 yard and one pass reception for minus-2 yards.Logan Krupp (Carson-Western Oregon): Beat South Dakota Mines 33-15. Played but didn’t
Published: November 11, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush suggested during his recent Reno visit it would be a good idea to move the Interior Department to the western United States — perhaps even Reno — because so much of the land it administers is located in the West.Having worked for the U.S. government for 28 years, during which time I worked and lived
Published: November 11, 2015
Nevada Wing Commander Col. Timothy Hahn awards the Carson City Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol charter to Squadron Commander Major Paul Thorne (right) Wednesday night at the Carson City Airport.
Published: November 11, 2015
Carson City’s Clifton Maclin, a semi-retired businessman, is set to speak next month at a Business Expert Forum of the Harvard Faculty Club in Massachusetts.Maclin will urge business people mentor underprivileged youth as a means to helping attack cultural problems and put the nation’s future on a sound track, he said Wednesday. He contends middle class values must be passed
Published: November 11, 2015
Craig Fletcher with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher with Terri Campillo and Rocky Tatarelli at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and with Gerry Wright and Campillo at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Glen Eagles.DJ Bobby G’s Country Night at 6 p.m. today at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St. DJ Bobby G
Published: November 11, 2015
Nine Carson City students were honored at the school board meeting Tuesday night for the 2015 American Citizen Essay Contest.Each year, students from Carson City elementary, middle and high schools write an essay based off of a question chosen by the school board. The contest started after 9/11 because the district thought that it was important for students to look
Published: November 11, 2015
In honor of Veterans Day, Western Nevada College presented one Army vet with a car to thank him for his service.Joseph Davis Alton III, an 8 year U.S. Army veteran of the 3rd Infantry Division, and his family were given a newly restored 2007 Hyundai Sonata by the college. This is the third year WNC has partnered with Recycled Rides,
Published: November 11, 2015
Veterans Day Parade grand marshal, Price Gerald Ross, a 94-year-old World War II veteran, rides down C Street in an antique firetruck Wednesday in Virginia City.
Published: November 11, 2015
Believe me, my recent visit to Carson City has been one helluva rich, rewarding, challenging and enlightening experience for this former shipmate of the USS Nevada. When I first boarded the battleship, Feb. 10, 1941, at the Bremerton Navy Yard in Seattle, Wash., this Depression-era 17-year-old kid would never expect the events that would soon follow. Here is the ever
Published: November 10, 2015
Ikela Lewis knows the end is near. He knows when he takes the field Friday night against the Reno Huskies on Friday in the Division I football semifinals, it’s going to be his last game at home against a Northern Nevada opponent.Many would be sad or melancholy. Lewis embraces the situation with both arms open.“I got ready over the summer,”
Published: November 11, 2015
Western Nevada College’s acclaimed arts and humanities exhibition about the costs of war will visit Reno, Nov. 30 to Jan. 15. “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” will be on display at the Washoe County Administration Complex, 1001 E. 9th St., Building B. Washoe County will present a proclamation in honor of the exhibition during the Board of County Commissioners
Published: November 11, 2015
A live music performance by Xing Bridges is planned on Sunday at Carson City Sassafras, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road. The band will take the stage during happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. An open jam for all styles of music will follow from 6 to 8 p.m.
Published: November 12, 2015
RENO – As Cambodians celebrated Independence Day on Monday, Nov. 9, fishermen near Phnom Penh made a very special catch befitting the occasion: a rare Mekong Giant Catfish, also known as the “royal fish” because of its enormous size.“This is really extraordinary,” Zeb Hogan, a University of Nevada, Reno biologist and a National Geographic Explorer who has studied the Mekong
Published: November 12, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.WEDNESDAYAt 8:10 p.m., a 56-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 100 block of Clear Creek Drive. Bail was set at $3,000.The Nevada Appeal only names people arrested on suspicion of felonies and violent crimes. Carson
Published: November 12, 2015
Glenn Litton, 47, of Carson City has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for aggravated identity theft.U.S. Attorney Ben Wagner said Litton used someone else’s identity including birth certificate, a debit card and employee ID card to apply for a U.S. Passport. He was issued a passport in that other individual’s name.He was arrested after an investigation by
Published: November 12, 2015
PHOENIX — Matt Williams is returning to his old job as third base coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team announced the hiring on Thursday, just over a month after he was fired as manager of the Washington Nationals. Williams, A 1983 Carson High graduate who played for Arizona for six seasons and was part of the team’s 2001 World
Published: November 12, 2015
LAS VEGAS — A lawyer representing the family of a Nevada prison inmate killed by shotgun blasts last year says settlement talks have begun with state officials in a federal wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages for the man’s family. Attorney Cal Potter said Wednesday the two sides are still in the early stages, and nothing has been decided. Thursday marks
Published: November 12, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court has voted to suspend two prominent lawyers for criminal violations.They voted 6-1 to accept a deal that will allow former U.S. Attorney for Nevada, Larry Semenza, to return to practicing law about the time he gets out of prison.Semenza was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in January for failing to file tax returns totaling
Published: November 12, 2015
MINDEN — Sentencing was delayed Monday for a former Gardnerville man accused of burglarizing several Douglas County homes.Attorney Derrick Lopez said because Douglas County victims may have testified at Tracey Lee Lock’s sentencing in Carson City, that process may have to be redone.Prosecutor Rick Casper sought a continuance, saying the victims in the case had the right to speak, but
Published: November 12, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an alleged theft at the Topsy Lane Walmart.On Oct. 12, around 3:25 a.m., a man entered the Walmart and stole a 50-inch TV and exited through the emergency exit near the sporting goods section.The suspect loaded the TV into a vehicle police believe
Published: November 12, 2015
PigOut Catering, a mobile catering concept, intends to locate in Carson City.The announcement Thursday came from the franchise operation that began in Canada and is locating in selected markets of the United States as well.“We knew that we needed to move where there’s demand year-round,” said Anne Dickson, a co-founder of the firm, “and Carson City is the perfect place
Published: November 12, 2015
One juvenile was arrested at Carson High School Thursday after deputies received reports of a student possibly on campus with a gun.Deputies received information Thursday morning there may have been a female student associated with a weapon on campus. Deputies were on scene throughout the day and no weapon was recovered.Sheriff Ken Furlong said deputies didn’t believe there was an
Published: November 12, 2015
The Chaparral Cowboys are coming to town. The Cowboys upset the Faith Lutheran Crusaders one week ago — another Las Vegas team that was undefeated in D1-A at 7-0 — 21-20.Despite the narrow victory, Chaparral coach Paul Nihipali said he is confident in his team as they prepare for their game against the Churchill County Greenwave Saturday at 1p.m.“Well it’d
Published: November 12, 2015
Seventy years ago in September with the signing of an armistice between Japan and the United States, World War II officially ended.Over the years, many veterans from that era have passed on, but for others, they remain to tell their stories of courage and heroism.Several activities on Veterans Day honored both servicemen and women who not only served during World
Published: November 12, 2015
The tables are set, the employers are ready and individuals looking for employment will be available to talk to many firms looking for help.Co-sponsored by the Fallon Chamber of Commerce, Fallon Auto Mall and Right Away, representatives will talk to prospective employees from the Churchill County area on Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Wok Banquet Hall, 257 S.
Published: November 12, 2015
100 Years AgoJake Allen on a Visit. Jake Allen, one of Churchill County pioneers and brother of Hon. Lem Allen, spent a few days in town this week, in company with his wife. They now reside at Colorado Springs and are in their way to the exposition. Jake Allen formally owned the John Oats ranch, hence, was at one time
Published: November 12, 2015
Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St. Fallon, NV 89406775-423-7096Monday-Friday Soup Served Monday–Thursday 11 a.m., Monday–Friday lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Age 60 and over: $3 suggested donation; under 60: $6. MondayHoney Apricot ChickenWild and Long Grain RiceCalifornia Blend VegetablesWheat RollFresh OrangeTuesdayGlazed SalmonApple Spinach SaladZucchini GratinSoft Bread SticksVanilla PuddingWednesdayBirthday CelebrationBeef BrisketBaked BeansGerman Potato SaladRoast BroccoliMixed Fruit CupBirthday Cake ThursdayTurkey Pot
Published: November 12, 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 12, 2015
Tristen Thomson, s senior at Churchill County High School (CCHS), has been a member of the varsity cross country team since he was a freshman. Thomson was born and raised in Fallon and hasn’t left. “Fallon has that small-town feel where athletics are a big priority,” Thomson said, “It’s one of the important things that brings this town together. I
Published: November 12, 2015
The mining camp of Jumbo, above Washoe Valley, never got very big. Which is kind of a shame with that name and all.The camp was developed by extremely optimistic prospectors who thought it might one day rival the nearby Comstock Lode in terms of mining production.But Jumbo turned out to kind of puny.Jumbo was founded on the Ophir Grade between
Published: November 12, 2015

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