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Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover accident on Friday that killed one man and injured another.The Nevada Highway Patrol said in a release the accident occurred on State Route 445 North of Sutcliffe near mile post 38 in Washoe County.The crash investigation details indicate a silver 2001 Mitsubishi Galant driven by 35-year-old Travis
Published: June 1, 2015
A 71-year-old woman was killed in a rollover Saturday near Dyer in central Nevada.Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol Tonopah station were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover accident that occurred on State Route 264, which is West of Tonopah and South of State Route 6 (North of Dyer) in Esmeralda County.According to th NHP, the crash investigation details indicate
Published: June 1, 2015
The bill wrapping together the puzzle pieces that make up the tax plan that designed to balance the General Fund budget has cleared the Senate and is on its way to the governor.Senate Bill 483 is expected to raise nearly $1.3 billion in revenue by incorporating the three pieces of the governor’s revenue plan and the legislation eliminating the sunsets
Published: June 1, 2015
Republican members of the Assembly still staunchly opposed to the proposed tax plan complained bitterly on Sunday that leadership wouldn’t even allow a caucus discussion of the plan following Saturday’s hearing on AB464.“All we’re asking is to have a discussion about the largest tax increase, almost $1.5 billion,” said Ira Hansen, R-Sparks.The impromptu press conference came as the Assembly was
Published: June 1, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.Carson CityFRIDAYAt 12:30 p.m., Sandi Aldrich, 46, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property, felony possession of drugs for sale, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies responded to
Published: June 1, 2015
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about two men who are suspected of robbing a woman at 3:24 a.m. Monday morning.According to deputies, they responded to an armed robbery in the 500 block of Sonoma Street. Two unidentified males had followed the victim from the Casino Fandango to her residence.When the victim’s vehicle pulled into the driveway, a
Published: June 1, 2015
RENO — A wet May has pushed Lake Tahoe back up to its natural rim, but the lake will soon start dropping again because of the four-year drought. It’s the first time the lake straddling the Nevada-California border has been so high since dropping below the rim last October, said Federal Water Master Chad Blanchard. The lake could hover near
Published: June 1, 2015
Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputies apprehended a man who was naked and smashing in car windows near the 700 block of Silver Oak Drive on Sunday.Deputies responded to reports at 5:09 p.m., of a man smashing car windows with a pick axe at an apartment complex. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the man who still was wielding the axe. It was
Published: June 1, 2015
Authorities say a 64-year-old inmate in a Nevada prison on weapons charges has died. The Nevada Department of Corrections said Monday that Larry Dial died Sunday at the Carson Tahoe Hospital in Carson City after being treated at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center regional medical facility. Prison officials say Dial had been in prison for less than a year and
Published: June 1, 2015
Nevada lawmakers are wrapping up major policy issues in the final hours of the 120-day legislative session. The Legislature is working Monday to meet a midnight deadline. Members of the Assembly and Senate have already cleared their plates of arguably their biggest task when they passed a tax package worth $1.1 billion. They still have not given final approval to
Published: June 1, 2015
Road and Highway Builders of Sparks starts construction of the final phase of the Carson City Bypass project June 15.The company was awarded the contract for $42.24 million to pave the final four miles of roadway between Fairview Drive and the Spooner/U.S. 50 Junction. At present, the freeway ends at Fairview Drive, funneling large amounts of truck traffic back onto
Published: June 1, 2015
Lawmakers shut down the 2015 Legislature Monday night after approving a state budget totaling more than $19 billion for the coming two-years.They did so with more than an hour to go, leaving some time for other measures sought by one or both houses.The battle since January when Gov. Brian Sandoval delivered the State of the State address wasn’t over his
Published: June 2, 2015
Here’s more on getting the right amount of sleep. Start with a sleep friendly room — no light or noise, comfortable bed. Maybe a warm shower before bed helps, and a relaxed mind is good. Don’t think about problems or disturbing matters.Be regular about bed times and you reinforce your body’s regular sleep schedule. Try to find a time slot
Published: June 2, 2015
Protect ourselves against foreign businessesSo, there are these Chinese corporations operating here and they can pretty much act as they’d like. Because if you try to sue them, they’ll just stonewall, take it to international court, where you might never get any satisfaction. If we were smart, if we wanted to protect ourselves, we would not do business with them,
Published: June 2, 2015
Those pesky ground squirrels are out in force these days. I think they are on their second or third series of babies. I can tolerate them out in our field. However, when they dig under the house, it’s time to get serious about control, before they undermine the foundation. While there are 23 species and 119 subspecies of ground squirrels
Published: June 2, 2015
150 years agoThe Late Indian Fight — Captain Wells called on us yesterday having just arrived from the scene of the fight which he had with the Indians on the 20th. The scene of the fight is at a point about 130 miles N.E. from Gravelly Ford and about 75 miles from Paradise Valley. He found the Indians, as before
Published: June 2, 2015
Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties is offering child care providers in Lyon and Storey free training, incentives, and events as part of an early childhood social-emotional learning and development initiative, funded in part through a federal Safe Schools, Healthy Students grant, and further supported through Healthy Communities’ “Health and Wellness Hub.”The coalition is hosting an orientation to
Published: June 2, 2015
A client recently said, “I want to convert my regular IRA to a ROTH IRA so when my kids inherit, they don’t have to pay income tax on the distributions. I realize I will be taxed on the value that is converted. I prefer to pay that income tax so my kids will not have to pay ...”We talked about
Published: June 2, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.May 27, 1937Many details of Golden Gate Bridge are given as completion celebratedThe two towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, the completion of which is being celebrated in San Francisco, are the largest structural steel members ever assembled, and they rank among the ten tallest structures in
Published: June 2, 2015
Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute is offering a daylong workshop titled “Lavender, Producing Value-added Commercial Products”on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 at the Jeanne Dini Center, 120 N. California St., Yerington. The workshop explores what is required for value-added products including time, equipment and financial resources. Participants will learn the best varieties to grow, where
Published: June 2, 2015
Monday’s winning Calif. lotto numbersMonday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 5-5-4; Daily 3 Midday: 5-8-6; Daily 4: 5-8-4-6; Daily Derby: 1st:6 Whirl Win-2nd:7 Eureka-3rd:11 Money Bags, Race Time: 1:40.42; Fantasy 5: 04-05-11-26-36.The jackpot for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing is estimated at $252 million.The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $188 million.For more information visit
Published: June 2, 2015
The 2015 Legislature ended Monday night with neither a bang nor a whimper.While the Senate finished in anger, the Assembly finished in confusion as the clock struck 12 on day 120.Senate Democrats flashed anger as Majority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas, pushed final measures to a vote, complaining they weren’t even allowed to hear what the measures were about.Saying they
Published: June 2, 2015
Nevada lawmakers have killed a measure that would have changed the state’s presidential caucus to a primary election. Assembly members never brought SB421 up for a vote Monday night, meaning the measure failed to meet the final legislative deadline. The bill would have allowed national political party heads to request that Nevada’s current caucus system for selecting a presidential candidate
Published: June 2, 2015
Lianne Christy was found guilty on Monday of driving while under the influence causing death in Lyon County. Christy has four prior DUIs. Damian Sinnott, Deputy District Attorney, prosecuted the case for the Lyon County District Attorney. Christy pled guilty to the charge making a trial unnecessary.Katrina Paddy, Christy’s co-defendant, was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident
Published: June 2, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 3:53 p.m., a 41-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and violation of alternative sentencing at the 800 block of William Street. Bail was set at $3,000.At 6:15 p.m., a 21-year-old Carson City man was arrested on
Published: June 2, 2015
The Carson City Library will offer a free workshop at 3 p.m. today for anyone who wants to create an account to access the library’s free Zinio magazine subscription service. Complete digital copies of popular magazine titles are available to download from the Carson City Library website, www.carsoncitylibrary.org. Zinio is the world’s largest online magazine subscription service.The workshop will help
Published: June 2, 2015
Dr. Ken Haskins, also known as the Rockin’ Rev, will be interviewing a couple of livewires from the golden age of rock and roll this Saturday on his radio program, Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev, which airs from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday on AM 1180 KCKQ. The theme of this week’s program is “Wonderful One-Hit Wonders.” The Rockin’ Rev
Published: June 2, 2015
Freaks of Nature, a nonprofit car club that helps area causes, is hosting a fundraising show and shine on June 13 at Johnny Rockets to help a local family with medical expenses. All vehicles and bikes of all makes and models are welcome to participate in the show, in which 18 trophies will be awarded. The fee to enter the
Published: June 2, 2015
Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St., is hosting a series of events this month, starting with a paver installation seminar and demonstration at 9 a.m. Saturday. Amanda Long, owner of Chive Cooking and food columnist for the Nevada Appeal, will demonstrate how to make Asian and Italian lettuce wraps at 11 a.m. Sunday. The class costs $5, a fee
Published: June 2, 2015
A Carson City woman will have to serve another 12-30 months in prison after being sentenced for possession of a controlled substance in connection with three drug buys.Angela J. Moen, 26, portrayed herself as being an unwitting accomplice in her boyfriend, Christopher Bechtold’s drug business.“I made a series of terrible mistakes last year,” she told District Judge Tom Gregory. “I
Published: June 2, 2015
For more than a quarter-century now, the Kids’ Fishing Derby at Lampe Park has been a tradition for the Ellis family.Bob Ellis, 63, has never missed the event and will be back — along with his daughters, Tiffany Ellis and Heather Gertsch, and one granddaughter — on Saturday and Sunday when the 26th annual fishing derby is held.The derby is
Published: June 2, 2015
Reno Aces infielder Jamie Romak was been named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Romak was given the award for his play from May 25-31 when he hit .538 (14-for-26) with 14 RBI, seven runs scored, four home runs, three doubles, two walks and one stolen base. During the span, he led the PCL in average,
Published: June 2, 2015
In the biggest meet of the season, four Fallon girls hunted down a record.Churchill County Middle School seventh graders Madison Guerrero, Makenna Hanks, Karlee Hitchcock and Tiffany Sorensen broke the school and meet record in the 4x100-meter relay at the Sagebrush Championships in May.The foursome crossed the line in 56.31 seconds, more than 2 seconds in front of Silverland (Fernley)
Published: June 2, 2015
Four of Fallon’s up and coming stars have hit the big time.Jayden Jensen, a sixth-grade student at Oasis Academy, qualified for the Nevada team’s National Junior High rodeo squad. The rodeo runs from June 21-27 in Des Moines, Iowa.Jensen will compete in the .22 rifle shoot, team roping, pole bending and the rookie cowgirl events for the Fallon Rodeo Club.The
Published: June 2, 2015
Playing for the first time in two weeks, the Oasis Bighorns under-15 lacrosse team earned another sweep last week against Spanish Springs and Truckee.The U-13 team, meanwhile, split its two games and the girls U13/15 squad ended its first-ever regular season in a 5-5 tie.On Thursday, U15 midfielders Anthony Lombardo and Trent Thorn started off the scoring for the Bighorns,
Published: June 2, 2015
Lawmakers shut down the 2015 Legislature Monday night after approving a state budget totaling more than $19 billion for the coming two-years.They did so with more than an hour to go, leaving some time for other measures sought by one or both houses.The battle since January when Gov. Brian Sandoval delivered the State of the State address wasn’t over his
Published: June 2, 2015
Nevada’s 120-day legislative session has finally drawn to a close, and many of the hot-button issues debated during the session ended up dying at midnight on Monday. Here are 10 of the bills that garnered headlines but ultimately didn’t make it: ABORTION NOTIFICATION Republicans tried several times to quietly do away with AB405, a hot potato of a bill requiring
Published: June 2, 2015
The long-sought clean-up of the convoluted Live Entertainment Tax won approval in the Assembly late Monday.Senate Bill 266 by Sen. Mark Lipparelli, R-Las Vegas, clarifies that all indoor and outdoor music and performance events including Burning Man and Electric Daisy are subject to the tax as are events in venues outside the existing resort properties created to escape the tax.But
Published: June 2, 2015
Churchill County High School students volunteered in May to give blood. CCHS had 125 donors sign in, and there were 97 successful donations for a total of 107 blood products. As many as 321 hospital patients will be helped with the donations.At the three CCHS drives this year, 335 donors provided 415 blood products that could save as many as
Published: June 2, 2015
The energy was high Friday night as 226 Churchill County High School seniors walked across the stage to accept their diploma. CCHS science and chemistry teacher Steve Johnson, valedictorian Madellyn Christie and salutatorian Joseph Jamieson addressed graduates and guests. Christie told the Class of 2015 their quest of a lifetime is knocking on the door, and they have the opportunity
Published: June 2, 2015
The Appropriations Act, which spells out how state General Fund money will be spent over the coming two years, includes a total of $4.95 million in cash added to help Western Nevada and Great Basin colleges make the transition to the new university system funding formulas.The new formulas left those two community colleges and the Desert Research Institute in deep
Published: June 2, 2015
Nevada’s statewide gaming win increased by 5.4 percent in April.“For the first four months of the calendar year, every market we track in the state is up with the exception of North Shore Tahoe,” said Gaming Control Board analyst Mike Lawton.He said the driver behind the increase over that period is the steady increase in the volume of slot play.
Published: June 2, 2015
DENVER — Nevada is keeping its caucuses for selecting presidential nominees, disappointing supporters of several Republican presidential contenders who had hoped to shift the early-voting state to a system of primaries. Caucuses are considered favorable to candidates who have a network of highly motivated activists, and in Nevada they are seen as especially favoring Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul because of
Published: June 2, 2015
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill into law that creates a regulatory framework for private and police use of drones. The governor signed AB239 on Tuesday. The bill unanimously passed the Assembly and Senate. The measure was sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson and creates new regulations on how police agencies and public citizens can fly unmanned aerial
Published: June 2, 2015
The first County Commission meeting of June will be conducted today at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will discuss and that are up for possible action include the following:Consideration and possible action regarding recognition of Road Department personnel for their assistance with the Lewis Spill Project. Consideration and
Published: June 2, 2015
Married couples should have plenty to say to each other, but research said communication is one of the issues they struggle with most.Part of the problem may be that communication is a two-way street, requiring both partners to do it well. And some subjects are more ticklish than others to bring up.“Healthy couple communication is not just about expressing your
Published: June 2, 2015
Two weeks ago, former presidents told departing late-night host David Letterman the national nightmare is over.As of late Monday night, it appears Nevada’s latest session has also come to an end.We don’t know if we characterize the last five months as the state’s nightmare, a horror show, a success or a little of both. As with any elected board, however,
Published: June 2, 2015
HMS BELFAST BRINGS BACK MEMORIESEditor:David Henley’s May 29 column on the HMS Belfast brought back fond memories. In 1962, I was serving aboard a minesweeper, USS Inflict, MSO-456, operating out of Pearl Harbor. The Arizona Memorial was dedicated while we were there. Many foreign navies had ships in Pearl at the time. The HMS Belfast was there representing Britain. She
Published: June 2, 2015
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Second Amendment Americans are proud of our Bill of Rights. However, with over 300 million of us, there are varying interpretations of these rights. People who believe that criminals, terrorists and unhinged people
Published: June 2, 2015
When it comes to energy, windmills are useless when there’s no wind, solar is useless when there’s no sun, and hydro is useless when there’s no water — a condition Nevadans were recently warned about again thanks to the ongoing drought.Indeed, the ONLY dependable sources of cheap energy remain oil, natural gas and coal. Yet all we hear are Chicken
Published: June 2, 2015
A wide-ranging gun bill expanding the definition of justifiable homicide and barring people with extended protection orders from owning a firearm has been signed into law. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed SB175 on Tuesday. The measure passed out of the Assembly and Senate on mostly party-line votes, with Democrats opposing. The measure expands the definition of justifiable homicide to include
Published: June 2, 2015
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill requiring laboratories to put dogs and cats up for adoption when they’re done performing research on them. Sandoval signed SB261 on Tuesday. The bill is informally known as “Calvin’s Law” after a rescued beagle that was present at the signing ceremony. The bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mark Manendo requires private labs
Published: June 2, 2015
Two individuals responsible for multiple robberies entered guilty pleas Tuesday in court.Priscilla Roches, Ashley Dadey, Jessica Sanchez-Melendrez and Pablo Martinez, all of Reno were arrested May 3 after Dadey and Sanchez-Melendrez attempted to rob the Market Street Walmart where they fled in a getaway car driven by Roches and Martinez. Inside the car were ledgers with Walmart addresses from Reno,
Published: June 2, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.Dedicate big dam In Hoover’s nameDriving of Silver Spike and Naming of Dam Is Work Of Secretary WilburLas Vegas, Sept. 17 — With the driving of the silver spike into a tie of the railway that will connect this city with Boulder dam, the real work of
Published: June 3, 2015
150 years agoThe Indian fight (continued from Tuesday). He fought them four hours and suffered a loss in his command of two men killed and three wounded. Unfortunately the guns and the bodies of the slain fell into the hands of the enemy. He is confident some of the Indians were provided with repeating rifles. He withdrew when attacked from
Published: June 3, 2015
Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for May 29. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:The Blue Bull, 107 E. Telegraph St., scored 100 points. Nieves Snow cones, 4637 Carter Ave., scored 100 points. Carson Cigar Co., bar and lounge, 318 N. Carson St., Suite 101, scored 96 points. There were
Published: June 3, 2015
Nevada gasoline pump prices on average dipped below $3.30 per gallon and Carson City’s lowest gas price at three stations was $2.93, GasBuddy.com said Monday.The state average recorded in a survey of 1,130 outlets throughout the Silver State was a lowering by Sunday of two cents a gallon from the previous Sunday, dipping to $3.29 on average. In Carson City,
Published: June 3, 2015
Carson City Community Development Director Lee Plemel is set to speak on downtown activity at the Nevada Business Connections (NBC) breakfast June 17.“He will talk about the Capitol Mall project,” according to NBC Progress, the private sector development organization’s newsletter. The other speaker set to attend, the newsletter said, is Kris Wickstead of GE/Bently, who’s expected to “talk about Nevada’s
Published: June 3, 2015
A full moon rises over Carson City on Monday night.
Published: June 3, 2015
The Carson Tahoe Center for Wound Healing is partnering with Healogics, Inc., the country’s largest provider in wound care services, to raise awareness throughout the region about chronic wounds affecting millions of people in the U.S. The rising incidence of chronic wounds continues to be fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as obesity,
Published: June 3, 2015
A year ago, nobody knew who Chad Pfeifer was.After a fifth-place showing at last year’s American Century Championship and an appearance on Big Break, Pfeifer, a retired Army corporal who had his left leg amputated below the knee after being hit with an IED (improvised explosive device) in Iraq back in 2007, is now a well-known name in golfing circles.The
Published: June 3, 2015
Tigers hang on to defeat Blue JaysMINDEN — Tomas Leitenbauer scored the go-ahead run for the Douglas Tigers in the fourth inning and then came on to pitch out of a jam in the seventh to help preserve a 5-4 summer baseball victory against the Carson Blue Jays on Tuesday afternoon.Douglas scored three runs in the fourth to take a
Published: June 3, 2015
Postseason recognition is pouring in for recent alums of Western Nevada College’s baseball program.Christian Stolo, who pitched for the Wildcats from 2013-14, was named Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Year, following his junior season at the University of Nevada.Stolo’s former Wildcat teammate, Alex Fife, a junior outfielder at Colorado Mesa University, earned first-team honors from the Rocky Mountain Athletic
Published: June 3, 2015
A Norden bombsight, a technological advance in the 1940s, rubbed elbows with 21st Century technology as Denny Morse captured his trip to Carson Valley from the bombadier’s seat of a B-17 Flying Fortress with a GoPro.Accompanied by a B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and P-51 Mustang, the B-17 will be on display at the Minden-Tahoe Airport as part of the Collings
Published: June 3, 2015
The Carson City Airport is successful despite a decline in aviation, Tim Rowe, airport manager, told a Rotary Club luncheon audience Tuesday.That doesn’t mean it’s a walk in the park, Rowe indicated, let alone to the bank. So he took the chance to talk of progress, successes, challenges and tout the airport’s Open House & Fly-In event set for Saturday,
Published: June 3, 2015
Lately I’ve been looking at a lot of pictures of ruined buildings in Nepal. Like much of the world, I’m stunned by the devastation caused by the 7.8 earthquake in April and the 7.3 aftershock in May. But last week I saw a picture that made me happy. It was in a Facebook post from my friends at Ama Ghar,
Published: June 3, 2015
With the start of summer comes the promise of warm weather and the bounty you’ll find at the 3rd & Curry Street Farmers Market starting this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the next 16 weeks. This marks our eighth year for the market and it seems to me it just keeps getting better with each passing year.
Published: June 3, 2015
This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.June is National Safety Month. Keeping ourselves and those around us safe is a responsibility we all must take seriously. As we go about our day, many of us encounter hazards that could place us at risk for accident or injury.
Published: June 3, 2015
For the first time since he became governor, Brian Sandoval on Tuesday didn’t reject the idea of a U.S. Senate run.The less than subtle shift came the day after adjournment of arguably the most successful legislative session a governor could ask for, a session that will undoubtedly cement his reputation as a guy who can get things done.“This is the
Published: June 2, 2015
When Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009 it was understood the majority of Americans who went to the polls had voted for change. What type of change was not well defined — we just knew we were to experience a “fundamental transformation” in America during the coming four or eight years.Three-quarters into Obama’s two terms we can better understand this
Published: May 29, 2015
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a wide-ranging collective bargaining overhaul bill that received support from both businesses and unions. Sandoval signed SB241 into law on Monday. The measure prohibits school administrators who make more than $120,000 a year from joining a collective bargaining unit, and makes it easier for superintendents to fire or transfer school principals during their first
Published: June 3, 2015
Fresh off a legislative session that brought victories for his policy agenda and $1.1 billion tax plan, Gov. Brian Sandoval visited Las Vegas schools Wednesday to sign bills aimed at turning around Nevada’s dismally ranked public education system. The measures creating the Read by 3 and Victory Schools initiatives and expanding the Zoom Schools program were just a fraction of
Published: June 3, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.TUESDAYAt 3:17 p.m., a 28-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of speeding-21-plus over, suspended driver’s license and a Lyon County warrant after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Airport Road and College Parkway. Bail was set at $900.At 4 p.m.,
Published: June 3, 2015
The Nevada State Museum’s Family Fun Saturday series is hosting a basket making workshop, in which visitors can make a coiled basket stitched together with colorful yards or a twined basket made of reeds, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13. The event is geared adults and children ages 10 and up. The program also includes a tour of
Published: June 3, 2015
On June 12, a group of fraternity men will stop in Carson City on the journey of their lives. The group of 26 cyclists and nine crew members is participating in The Ability Experience’s Journey of Hope, a 3,600-mile cycling event across the country. From San Francisco, Calif., to Washington, D.C., these men will be cycling to raise funds and
Published: June 3, 2015
DeBug is hosting its third annual Community Shred Day at two locations to help anyone who wants recycle, de-clutter and destroy documents. Puliz Document Destruction will be on site to destroy documents. Old electronics, except cathode ray tubes and microwaves, will also be accepted. All shredding and recycling will be free and conducted on a first come, first served basis.
Published: June 3, 2015
Carson City’s Empty Bowls, a program that helps feed the hungry, is hosting a bowl making pottery event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Admission to the museum is not required to join in at the event, whose admission is free. Empty Bowls will also be featured at
Published: June 3, 2015
Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd is hosting her monthly walkabout meeting, in which she is looking for feedback about the downtown corridor project, the new animal shelter and other city issues, on June 12 in Mills Park. To attend, meet at the steps of Carson City Community Center with a sack lunch.
Published: June 3, 2015
To help feed the hungry, all Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Markets will hold a summer donation drive from June 15 through July 31. Customers are welcome to donate $1 or more to Food For Families, and Raley’s will match donations, up to $25,000. All donations stay local.Raley’s is at 3701 S. Carson St. in Carson City and 1363
Published: June 3, 2015
One woman was seriously injured after a rollover accident Wednesday.The accident occurred near Roop Street and Beverly Drive at 1 p.m., when two cars collided outside of the Senior Center. One car was coming out of the center’s parking lot when it hit a white Honda Civic traveling down Beverly. The Civic flipped at least two times, said Fire Chief
Published: June 3, 2015
Minden, Nev. — A hearing for a writ in the $9.6 million lawsuit filed against the owners of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino ended abruptly on Wednesday after it was referred to settlement.SMC Construction Co. filed a lien against Neva One, owned by the Park family, claiming that they were still owed the money after work was completed on
Published: June 3, 2015
Caucus keeps citizen involvementCaucus versus a primary election — which is better? That would depend on your view of representative government and how much participation you wish to put in it. In a primary election, turnout is generally poor unless there is a hotly contested issue or presidential candidate. Even when there is a spectacular turn out of say 20
Published: June 4, 2015
Carson City children ages 5 and up are putting on their stage version of a selfish prince, turned beast, who must forever remain hideously cursed unless he can find redemption, in Wild Horse Children’s Theater’s musical “Beauty & the Beast, Jr.”Based on the Academy Award winning animated feature, the stage version of “Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Jr.” includes all
Published: June 4, 2015
Embracing the area’s design and manufacturing community, the Capital City Arts Initiative is hosting its exhibition, “Industrial Art,” from June 9 through Sept. 17 at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. “Industrial Art” presents the design work of five manufacturers in the Carson City area, including American AVK, CGI Inc., Click Bond Inc., Silver State Stainless, and Vineburg Machining Inc. These companies
Published: June 4, 2015
150 years agoThe Indian fight (continued form Wednesday). He estimates the Indian force at about 500. They are of the Shoshone, Paiute and Bannock tribes. The captain reports his command encamped at Paradise Valley and the wounded doing well. He repudiates the charge of cowardice against Lt. Littlefield. (Continued on Friday).130 years agoMurder in Antelope Valley. Wm. Barton was shot
Published: June 4, 2015
A forum on medications, addiction and pain management is scheduled for the evening of June 18 at the Brewery Arts Center performance hall on West King Street in Carson City.Sierra Nevada Forums, a local organization who offers forums without charge but accepts donations to defray expenses, announced the forum at 449 W. King St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. that
Published: June 4, 2015
A 20-year-old murder case may be retried by the Carson City District Attorney’s office because an incomplete jury instruction violated the defendant’s rights.On Aug. 31, 1995, 14-year-old Peter Elvik, of Carson City allegedly took a 12-gauge shotgun and went to the Carson City Gun Range where he shot and killed 62-year-old William Gibson. Elvik took Gibson’s pistol and car and
Published: June 4, 2015
Carson started slow and finished strong Wednesday night.After going scoreless in the first inning, the Blue Jays scored 13 runs over the next three innings to grab a 13-2 mercy rule win over Fernley in a summer baseball game at Ron McNutt Field.Carson returns to action Friday at 7 p.m. against the Sun Devils in a 9-inning game.Carson outhit Fernley
Published: June 4, 2015
The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalists Cindee LeVal and June Joplin will be joined by seven poets and readers for “Now Cut That Out,” an evening of big-band jazz music and poetry.The event will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., across from the Legislative Building. The program opens with
Published: June 4, 2015
A $110,000 internal audit budget was recommended Wednesday by Carson City’s Audit Committee, but with a change from the original work proposal.The panel voted unanimously for the plan but with the change $15,000 originally proposed to deal with a performance measure update be held back as a placeholder, making contingency money for that or some other need in Fiscal 2015-16.
Published: June 4, 2015
With the summer tourist season in full swing, we must all remember drought has left our region with severely dry forest conditions and an extreme risk of wildfire.This summer we need to think about “when” not “if” another fire will happen. All of us have important roles to play in preventing the next wildfire, and in making sure our homes,
Published: June 4, 2015
For the first time in a decade, the majority of state workers will see an increase in their pay in the coming two years.Calculating how much, however, is complicated because there are several moving parts in the actions approved by the 2015 Legislature.The final piece of the puzzle was the cost of living raises announced in the final week of
Published: June 4, 2015
Craig Fletcher will perform with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher will perform 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.Country singer Gary Allan is visiting TJ’s Corral, the Carson Valley Inn’s outdoor events center, today. Doors
Published: June 4, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry was early in his career, a long way from even thinking about the NBA Finals. His Golden State Warriors were in Cleveland, where LeBron James powered one of the best teams in the league. Curry thinks the Warriors lost the game (they did, one of their 56 losses his rookie season) but certainly remembers the
Published: June 4, 2015
Basking in the after-glow of a legislative session that handed him nearly everything on his agenda, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday his education reforms are going to make a difference for Nevada’s children.Sitting at his desk behind a small gold-lettered sign that says, “It CAN be done,” a smiling Sandoval made no secret of how pleased he was. But he
Published: June 3, 2015
Prison officials say a 54-year-old inmate jailed for less than a month on a drug conviction has died. The Nevada Department of Corrections said Martin Jones died Wednesday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s medical facility in Carson City. The agency says Jones went to prison May 8 and was serving a sentence of up to two years for possession
Published: June 4, 2015
A chain reaction involving four vehicles occurred Thursday morning near Big R on the Reno Highway. The four vehicles were heading east into Fallon. No one was injured. Churchill County Sheriff Deputies responded first to the accident. Nevada Highway Patrol troopers arrived afterward to begin the investigation. No other information was available.
Published: June 4, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.WEDNESDAYAt 12:16 a.m., Demitria Locke-Hawkins, 22, of Reno, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. At the same incident, Devin Roux, 27, of Reno was
Published: June 4, 2015
Western Nevada College is making it easier to work toward a college degree and career skills. This summer, the college offers a variety of courses on campus and online, beginning Monday, June 8, through Saturday, Aug. 1.A wide range of subjects will be available to students on the Carson City campus, including computer science, advanced mathematics, geology, biology, sign language,
Published: June 4, 2015

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