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OAKLAND, Calif. — After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100
Published: June 5, 2015
This panoramic image taken above the Fairview Drive roundabout shows the rain moving in. More than a third-of-an-inch of rain was reported on the west side of Carson City.
Published: June 5, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year. Jan. 16, 1967 The Green Bay Packers, of the NFL, led by Head Coach Vince Lombardi pounded the Kansas City Chiefs, of the AFL, 35-10 during the first playing of the Super Bowl.
Published: June 5, 2015
150 YEARS AGOThe Indian fight (continued from Wednesday). He describes Littlefield’s conduct in the fight as cool, brave and daring. We are glad to be able to refute this charge against the lieutenant. Capt. Wells came to Carson to attend to business matters and will start back to the “perilous edge of battle” today.130 YEARS AGOThe Antelope homicide. Later reports
Published: June 5, 2015
Protect and respect our seniorsRecently, three friends of mine who have regularly attended the senior center had their homes burglarized; fortunately while they were away from home. I am sure this is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition, several seniors have told me they have been the victims of Internet and telephone scams. These elderly people grew up
Published: June 5, 2015
Tickets are available for Austin’s House Night at Aces Ballpark on Tuesday, July 7, when the Reno Aces will play the Sacramento River Cats at 7:05 p.m. Bring your family and friends and wear your pink shirts for a great night of AAA baseball. Only 300 right field reserved seats are available for $12 each. Six dollars of each ticket
Published: June 5, 2015
Big Hat High Tea, an afternoon of entertainment, food and tea to benefit nursing scholarships, will be at 2 p.m. June 27 at the Governor’s Mansion. The event, sponsored by Nevada Nurses Association, includes a silent auction and a raffle for a $1,000 Visa credit card; a $1,000 medical spa certificate; Waterford Crystal collectables; and a black pearl necklace valued
Published: June 5, 2015
The Carson City Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill a volunteer position on the Carson City Airport Authority, a seven-member board that oversees all matters pertaining to the Carson City Airport. The board meets on the third Wednesday of the month in the Sierra Room of the Community Center.The term, a manufacturer member positions, expires Oct. 1, 2017.
Published: June 5, 2015
Silver Sierra Adventurers, a travel club for seniors, is meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday upstairs at the Carson Nugget, where information about upcoming trips will be available. A representative from AAA Travel Services will also be on hand to give information about services AAA Travel Services provides to its members. For more information, go to www.frontiertraveltours.com, and click on the
Published: June 5, 2015
Sunday, Assemblyman Erv Nelson and others, including Carson City’s P.K. O’Neill, broke their key election promises to fight huge destructive tax hikes and make state government operate reasonably. Nelson used glittering generalities and platitudes to explain he didn’t really understand matters well back when he made his promises, even though he’s an experienced lawyer. But now he understands and so
Published: June 5, 2015
A tractor-trailer heading westbound rolled on its side near McLean Road on the Reno Highway Friday morning.Churchill County Sheriff deputies responded first and provided traffic control. Preliminary reports indicate the driver of the big rig was not hurt.Traffic was restricted to the passing lane in the westbound lane.Fallon/Churchill Fire Department was called to the scene in case of any gas
Published: June 5, 2015
Youth baseball is still in the air in Fallon. This is championship week for many of the area’s youth baseball teams in the Cal Ripken League.
Published: June 5, 2015
St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center, 4280 Highway 50 in Silver Springs, has a variety of men’s and women’s business clothes available for job seekers. Items available for men include: suits, shirts, ties, belts, jackets, slacks and dress shoes. Items for women are suits, blouses, skirts, dresses, jackets, slacks and dress shoes.The center is open from 9 a.m. to
Published: June 5, 2015
Dayton drivers are reminded to follow the traffic restrictions near the Smith’s Shopping Center on Highway 50, according to The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.A new restriction prohibits drivers from turning left out of the shopping center, however the LCSO has been receiving complaints drivers are ignoring the restrictions. The office said these new controls are designed to add traffic safety
Published: June 5, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to be cautious of phone scams that are becoming more common in Douglas County. Residents have been receiving calls from people impersonating various agencies asking for money or information. Common scam calls include posers as an IRS agent, a representative from the gas or power company or a family member in jail,
Published: June 5, 2015
Progress in drones technology has made them smaller, cheaper, and easily accessible.What’s lagging behind are FAA guidelines to enable their use.“The complex regulatory process seems to be holding back the floodgates for the industry in the United States,” said Mark Walker, dean and director of UNR’s College of Cooperative Extension, adding, “Maybe that’s a good thing.”Drone accessibility means untrained users
Published: June 5, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled Nevada’s 40-year-old wiretap law permits the interception of text messages and cell phone calls even though those things didn’t exist when it passed.The wiretap law was actually intended to protect people’s privacy rights by requiring a judge to issue a warrant before police or others could tap their phones.Justices Mark Gibbons, Nancy Saitta and
Published: June 5, 2015
The Carson City Sheriff’s Department took a break today from catching bad guys to running for kids. To show their support for the Special Olympics, happening this weekend in Reno, some of the Carson City Sheriff’s deputies and K9s ran with some of the Special Olympic kids from Fairview Drive to Williams Street as a mock torch run. Counties across
Published: June 5, 2015
BATTLE MOUNTAIN — Federal land managers say they won’t immediately enforce drought-related grazing restrictions in northern Nevada so as to avoid confrontation with ranchers openly defying the order. Conservationists say it’s another example of the government caving in to “scofflaw ranchers” like Cliven Bundy, who continues to graze his cattle illegally in southern Nevada after the BLM backed down from
Published: June 5, 2015
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is at it again. Known for meddling in politics at all levels in his home state of Nevada, the Democrat intervened earlier this week to help kill a GOP-backed bill in the Legislature that would have allowed Nevada to trade its presidential caucuses for primaries, seen as friendlier to establishment candidates like former
Published: June 5, 2015
Feb. 27, 1943 - May 31, 2015It is with much sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather into eternal life. Steve passed peacefully with his family by his side.Steve was born to Howard and Hazel Myers and raised and educated in Fallon, graduating in 1961. He worked for NDOT for 36 years. In
Published: June 5, 2015
The Carson City Symphony’s free Strings in the Summer, a six-week program for string players of all ages, starts Monday at Carson Mall under the direction of Symphony Education Director Sue Jesch. Three classes, which meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., are offered each week. Each class features at least one new tune. The Monday class, Introduction to Fiddle
Published: June 5, 2015
May 3, 1950 - April 24, 2015Come join and celebrate the life of Nick Radu, husband and father of Martie and Martin, from 3-6pm, Saturday, June 13th at Q’s BBQ, 230 Fairview Dr., Carson City. Enjoy visiting and sharing fond memories of a special man.
Published: June 5, 2015
The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base California, carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds. Under the direction of Master Sergeant Jeremiah True, this energetic group of highly-trained professional air personnel-musicians offers
Published: June 5, 2015
RENO — A tornado ripped through the Nevada town of Hawthorne on Friday afternoon, damaging homes and businesses, causing scattered power outages and temporarily shutting down a highway. No injuries were reported. Mineral County Undersheriff Bill Ferguson says the 3:30 p.m. tornado started east of Hawthorne, about 140 miles southeast of Reno, and swept west along U.S. Highway 95, damaging
Published: June 5, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Court-authorized wiretaps were used to monitor phone calls during the 120-day Nevada Legislature in a criminal probe spurred by allegations that a political consultant tried to bribe at least one state lawmaker, Las Vegas police acknowledged Friday. “This is a complex, sensitive investigation,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement issued four days after
Published: June 5, 2015
Carson City is about to be named a top tier small city, this time as a haven for young lawyers, according to Mayor Robert Crowell.The mayor, who’s a lawyer, said he was contacted recently by GoodCall, a data research company, which intended to release a report naming Nevada’s capital city one of the top 10 small communities in the nation
Published: June 6, 2015
Veteran Carson High cross-country coach Pete Sinnott is getting a jump on the 2015 season.Sinnott is starting a conditioning program for competitive runners from sixth grade through high school beginning with a meting at his house, 5432 Lynnett Lane, Sunday at 10 a.m.“The first meeting is informational and parents need to attend,” Sinnott said. “This isn’t exclusively for high school
Published: June 6, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.THURSDAYAt 9:58 a.m., a 29-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery-first offense near the 1100 block of Nevada Street. Bail was set at $3,000.At 11:10 a.m., a 29-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of unlawful taking
Published: June 6, 2015
Would you believe I had never tasted sour cream until I was 21? Really. I was under the notion sour cream was just that, sour, cream. Why would anyone want to slather a nice baked potato with some disgusting blob of a sour emulsion? Yuck. But I was coerced by my other half into trying a tiny taste and a
Published: June 6, 2015
Never leave child in a carTo my surprise at the Carson City main Post Office, I found, parking next to a vehicle which was running, a small child inside, windows rolled up. As a parent/grandparent/daughter of a police officer, I was appalled.Thank you to the gentleman who waited with the vehicle while I went inside and made the announcement that
Published: June 6, 2015
With or without Tesla’s solar battery gigafactory under construction in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, Reno/Sparks is headed for explosive growth, according to Mike Kazmierski, CEO and president of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).During his presentation at the Nevada Economic Development conference, Kazmierski presented a glimpse of an economic impact study — the EPIC report — to be
Published: June 6, 2015
‘Thailand’ theme of annual Vacation Bible SchoolThailand, the home of spicy food, brightly colored fabrics, water canals, lanterns, tigers, elephants, and monkeys, will be the backdrop of Airport Road Church of Christ’s annual Vacation Bible School June 22-26. Children aged three through middle school will enjoy Bible stories, puppets, crafts and games each evening between 6:30 and 8:40 p.m.There’s no
Published: June 6, 2015
A teen center addition to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada in Carson City is going to be built if a $400,000 capital campaign is successful, club officials said Friday.“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Laurie Gorris, the organization’s chief professional officer, as she and Jonathan Olivas, club board president, announced the fund raising campaign.
Published: June 6, 2015
May 2, 1972ROCK WALL — Stone mason Herb Miller of Greg Masonry in Reno, constructs a decorative wall around the Ormsby House. The wall is being built from native stone taken from a century old building that rested on the site before construction began.
Published: June 6, 2015
150 years agoGone to wars. Gov. Blasdel and Col. McDermitt, with a strong escort, left Fort Churchill yesterday for the scene of the Indian disturbances in the eastern part of the state.130 years agoFroze his feet. Night before last John Sweeny, an old rancher who runs a pasture patch northeast of this city, drove home behind a horse named Baldy.
Published: June 6, 2015
In 1854 Stephen Foster published a song that has truly stood the test of time. It’s not “My Old Kentucky Home,” nor is it “Old Folks at Home.” But I just counted more than 20 major recordings of this song in the last 25 years! People from Bruce Springsteen to Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash, not to
Published: June 6, 2015
Silver State Charter Schools is excited to announce its production run of “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.,” which began Friday and runs through June 13 in the Performing Arts Center at Silver State Charter Schools. “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” based on the zany new musical that has taken Broadway by storm, is the high-spirited musical romp that has all of New
Published: June 6, 2015
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and Let ‘Em Run Foundation are asking for the public’s assistance in adopting wild horses removed from the Virginia Range near Reno.In March 2013, Return to Freedom, the founding organization of the AWHPC, signed the first cooperative agreement with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) that provides for first option to purchase any Virginia
Published: June 6, 2015
A runaway slave who joined the Union Army in 1863 and was severely wounded in battle will be honored in gravesite ceremonies at the Dayton Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7.Participants in the ceremony organized by the Historical Society of Dayton Valley will include members of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War — Gen. William
Published: June 6, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed legislation requiring anyone who signs a petition to recall a public official must have voted in the election that put the official in that post.Supporters of the legislation say that matches a recent Nevada Supreme Court ruling on the subject of recall petitions. That ruling states while all registered voters vote in a recall election,
Published: June 6, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval has named the head of Teach for America-Las Vegas to the state Board of Education.Victor Wakefield will assume that post immediately.He’s executive director of Teach for America-Las Vegas and Sandoval said he brings extensive experience recruiting teachers and placing them in Nevada schools to the board.“He will bring an educator’s perspective to this important body,” said Sandoval.
Published: June 6, 2015
The Carson Blue Jays got another quality start from Jared Barnard, but the bullpen struggled over the last four innings, and the Sierra Sun Devils took advantage.Four Carson relievers walked nine and hit a batter, and six of those base runners scored in the Sun Devils’ 12-8 win Friday night at Ron McNutt Field.Carson dropped to 8-5. The locals return
Published: June 6, 2015
Friday’s winning Calif. lotto numbersFriday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 3-0-4; Daily 3 Midday: 1-7-5; Daily 4: 5-6-7-3; Daily Derby: 1st: 9 Winning Spirit; 2nd: 7 Eureka; 3rd: 11 Money Bags; Race Time: 1:45.02; Fantasy 5: 03-15-17-29-30; Mega Millions: 07-22-27-41-49, Mega Ball: 10.The jackpot for today’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $40 million.For more information visit
Published: June 6, 2015
Jeff Potter, the trails coordinator for Muscle Powered, received a national award for the work he did in building and coordinating the Ash to Kings Canyon trail west of Carson City.“As the recreation trails manager for Nevada State Parks, I meet a large number of fabulous people who qualify for these awards,” said Jenny Scanland. “I nominated Jeff because of
Published: June 6, 2015
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series is at the halfway point in the “regular season” of 26 races leading up to the Chase for the Championship. With 13 opportunities remaining to lock in a Chase berth with a win, it’s beginning to look like at least a few drivers are going to make it on points. True, we only have nine
Published: June 6, 2015
The newsflash came on a slip of paper in a red-and-white striped courier pouch: “EISENHOWERS HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCES ALLIES LAND IN FRANCE.”The Associated Press had some two dozen writers and photographers among the Allied forces as they landed on Normandy’s coast on June 6, 1944. From Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s London headquarters, Wes Gallagher — who later went on to become
Published: June 6, 2015
With today being D-Day, the LVN is republishing an article from 2014 that chronicled a Fallon man’s involvement with the greatest seaborne invasion.Military leaders and historians alike have hailed the D-Day invasion 71 years ago today as the largest seaborne invasion in history and one that turned the tide in World War II.Early on the morning of June 6 under
Published: June 6, 2015
A Fallon man accused of lewdness and child abuse by sexual abuse will appear for a preliminary hearing on June 11 after a status hearing Thursday in Justice Court.Dionisio “Denny” Gocong appeared in court in custody and his bond was reduced to $10,000, although his request to be release on his own recognizance was denied.Gocong’s attorney, Steve Evenson, asked the
Published: June 6, 2015
The climb to a perfect season was literally in play on Wednesday in Reno.Battling the North Reno Outlaws and an uphill slope at Billinghurst Middle School, the Oasis Bighorns under-15 lacrosse team came out with a 12-7 win.Oasis clinched its first-ever High Sierra Lacrosse League title as the Bighorns improved to 9-0. The club aims for the tournament title as
Published: June 6, 2015
100 Years AgoOld Lake Lahontan dried up about 4,000 or 4,500 years ago, and it may be that it was here in the time of Christ, according to the deductions made by Professor J. C. Jones, of the University of Nevada, who has made an exhaustive study of the geology of the old lake, and who lectured on the subject
Published: June 6, 2015
Stay on track toward a college degree without giving up summer activities. Summer online classes at Western Nevada College begin Monday and run through Aug. 1. With a mix of accounting, mathematics, writing and leadership classes available online, students can begin or continue their educational pursuits even with limited time in their personal schedules. In addition, Memoir and Autobiography (ENG
Published: June 6, 2015
Congratulations to the recipients of the American Association of University Woman’s scholarships. Each year AAUW awards scholarships to high school students and students who are returning to school to complete a degree.American Association of University Woman has awarded scholarships to high-school students Alison James, and Debra Beyer, an outstanding student who ranked third in her class.Two re-entry also scholarships were
Published: June 6, 2015
Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .Phil Steele, who publishes a college football preview magazine, doesn’t think too highly of the talent on the Nevada Wolf Pack. Steele named just one Pack player — linebacker Ian Seau — to his All-Mountain West first team. A total of 10 other Pack players were named to the second, third and
Published: June 6, 2015
It’s never happened in my lifetime.But the Golden State Warriors are four wins away from winning its first NBA championship since 1975 as the Bay Area squad opened up the NBA Finals on Thursday against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.And while I’ve been more biased toward the baseball and football teams by the Bay, I haven’t been a great follower
Published: June 6, 2015
With an uptown name like Vanderbilt, one would think this19th century mining camp was something special.But despite its promoters’ best efforts, Vanderbilt, which was also called Vanderbilt City, never amounted to a whole lot more than unfulfilled promises and ambitious dreams.The town was formed in 1870 after the discovery of promising silver-lead reserves in the surrounding area, which was called
Published: June 6, 2015
RENO — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Herds and Harvest Program is offering certification classes this June and July for those who want to learn about meat harvesting and processing. Basics 1 and 2 are hands-on classes, taught in partnership with the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, that teach skills in sanitation and food safety, and provide insight
Published: June 6, 2015
Recently, on National Geographic’s “Bark Fest,” Dr. Brian Hare discussed dogs: their talents, traits and intelligence. Dr. Hare is the founder of Dognition, an online assessment that you can perform with your dog to find out what type of intelligence he possesses. It was fascinating to watch the super dogs perform the tasks. I was really surprised to find out
Published: June 6, 2015
Low maintenance, drought tolerant lavender provides Nevada’s small farms with many options for producing value-added products and year-round sales.Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a daylong workshop “Lavender, Producing Value-added Commercial Products” on Friday, June 19, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., at the Jeanne Dini Center, 120 N. California St., in Yerington. Cost is $30 for those registering by June 12,
Published: June 6, 2015
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Residents of this Central European city on the banks of the Vltava River well remember, or were told by their parents or grandparents, of the great suffering here at the hands of their German conquerors during World War II.The people of Prague and throughout Czechoslovakia endured “death by aerial bombings, mass executions, the annihilation of most
Published: June 6, 2015
One of the many ways that men and women are different is our attitudes about our pockets.For women, pockets are optional. Traditionally, women keep their stuff in purses so their pockets are mostly for show. Guys need pockets. Pockets are standard equipment on all men’s clothes. I, for one, could never leave my house without my pockets because there would
Published: June 6, 2015
The first free in-the-park concert of the summer will present Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys on June 20. The performance will be on the Centennial Stage in Oats Park in front of the Art Center and will start at 7:30 p.m.It will be a great opportunity to get together with family and friends, maybe put together a picnic supper
Published: June 6, 2015
GROW YOUR OWN, NEVADAThe University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight new “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at 12 locations statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing more of their own food.“Anyone can become a better gardener by attending these classes,” Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch
Published: June 6, 2015
Assemblyman Erv Nelson and others broke their key election promises on Sunday to fight huge destructive tax hikes and make state government operate reasonably. Nelson used glittering generalities and platitudes to explain that he didn’t really understand matters very well back when he made his promises, even though he’s an experienced lawyer. But now he understands and so has changed
Published: June 6, 2015
CCMS One-Act Play CompetitionFour one-act plays will contend for first place during the spring Churchill County Middle School One-Act Play Competition. Churchill County High School thespians serve as directors for the middle schoolers in “Another Cinderella” by Robert Fontaine directed by Emma and Jacob Bake, “Hubbub on the Bookshelf” by Alice Woster directed by Valarie Hennessy, “The Lighthouse” by Craig
Published: June 6, 2015
If you have school-age children, you might greet the arrival of June with some relief — for at least a few months, you don’t have to worry about “encouraging” kids to do their homework, study for tests, give you their permission slips for field trips, and so on. But one day, these obligations will give way to a substantially bigger
Published: June 6, 2015
Saturday: Isolated showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. High near 80. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.Saturday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Sunday:
Published: June 6, 2015
It was a brave new world when Republicans swept all constitutional offices and both houses of the Legislature in November for the first time in more than a century. Nobody knew what an era of conservative control would mean for the state. As the dust settles, lobbyists offer their grades on the outcome of the historic, 120-day legislative session. EDUCATION:
Published: June 6, 2015
Cíana is bringing traditional Irish music to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11.With fiddles, mandolin, guitars, and singers, Cíana performs tunes and songs from the Irish and Celtic tradition. With a nod to those Irish musicians from whom they learned, Cíana keeps alive the Irish tradition of lively tunes and soulful songs.Cíana’s roster includes
Published: June 6, 2015
Fifty years ago, the Charlatans, a psychedelic rock band who came out of the music scene in 1960s San Francisco, played its first performance at the Red Dog Saloon, a famed rock ‘n’ roll bar and restaurant in Virginia City. The band is returning to the Comstock for two commemorative performances the weekend of June 20-21. The first performance, “A
Published: June 6, 2015
Ron Paul was the leader this country neededThis response is to Jim Hartman’s May 30 letter, in which he wants to get rid of the caucus system. Does he know the alternative is to have our primary in February? Think about the effect this would have! Candidates would be campaigning in the winter and there would be more than eight
Published: June 7, 2015
Carson City store honored for outstanding performanceThe Sears Hometown Store of Carson City was named a 2015 “Sears Hometown Premier Store” for consistently offering a high level of customer service. The award also acknowledged the store’s outstanding performance and quality of standards. Located on the north end of Carson City at 3917 N. Carson St., the store was one of
Published: June 7, 2015
TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus — is kicking off its 10th Summer MusicFest with “Going For Baroque — Summer Solstice Serenade” concert series June 17-23. The program will open with Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and Cello, RV 547, with Natalie Haines Backman and Nick Haines as soloists, and will continue with flutist Josue Casillas performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for
Published: June 7, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.May 16, 1965 The first printing press the Nevada Appeal used was a cylinder press.March 13, 1961 President John Fitzgerald Kennedy sent a letter to the Nevada Appeal congratulating the Appeal on its installation of an offset photographic printing process in 1961.
Published: June 7, 2015
When Carson High School Safe Grad sounded the call for volunteers for chaperones, 16 Masons and their wives answered the request. Carson Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons provided almost 100 hours of volunteer service to the annual event. Shown at the shift change, half of the volunteers worked the 7:30 p.m. to midnight shift, and half were there
Published: June 7, 2015
Annette and Leo A. Mankins, who have lived in the Douglas and Carson City area for more than 58 years, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The Mankins were married on June 4, 1965, at First United Methodist Church in Carson City. Leo moved to Gardnerville at age 12 and graduated from Douglas High School in 1963. He worked
Published: June 7, 2015
The KIT Center is the name selected for the technology conference center and office space at the heart of the Capitol Mall North project in downtown Carson City.So said the mall’s developers, who credited the historic yet forward-looking name choice to Lynn O’Mara of Scaale Carson City, leader of a tech-oriented service firm that has signed a letter of intent
Published: June 7, 2015
Commerce is the highway to a better tomorrow. Government is just a traffic cop, or works best when it is.War is hell and the road to it is paved with incivility, obstinacy and a “my way or the highway” mentality. So it was intriguing when Mayor Robert Crowell, advocate of expanding the commercial pie and a Vietnam-era Naval warrior, praised
Published: June 7, 2015
Miracles are happening at the Nevada State Prison thanks to organizational skills of one individual who knows this prison inside and out, has great people skills, and knows the right people to make miracles happen.While it is taking plenty of hands — both volunteer and the not-so-volunteer — to bring the prison up to a standard where those attending the
Published: June 7, 2015
Contact football camps used to be the norm for teams across the country.That changed recently when the California Interscholastic Federation instituted a no-contact rule for their schools, which in a roundabout way affected Carson High School.For the past few years, Carson made the short trek daily to South Tahoe High School for the Vikings’ week-long camp. That won’t happen this
Published: June 7, 2015
The Carson City Historical Society will be hosting its annual Garden Tour on June 13.This decades-old event will allow guests to tour various houses across Carson City, showcasing gardens and homes. To go on the tour, the Historical Society will be selling tickets in advance which will include the tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by an after
Published: June 7, 2015
The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.SILVER DOLLAR: To the Legislature for restoring $4.95 million in funding for Western Nevada and Great Basin colleges. While it looked like those two schools were again going to have to do without a form
Published: June 7, 2015
Teen game night planned June 19 at Minden libraryThe Douglas County Public Library Teen Advisory Board and other teens are hosting a Mario Kart tournament from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 19, at the Minden branch, 1625 Library Lane. Board games will also be available; the free program includes pizza, popcorn and drinks. Teen Game Night is sponsored by
Published: June 7, 2015
The following information applies to the period of June 8-14:On Tuesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 10, there will be intermittent lane closures with flaggers on the south side of Winnie Lane near the intersection with Ormsby Boulevard due to the construction of shoulder improvements.Work will continue on westbound Fifth Street between Well Way and Pasture Drive due to work
Published: June 7, 2015
Jennifer and Chris Osheroff and Menna and Peter Jaquette of Carson City announced the engagement of their children, Emma Charlotte Jaquette and Ahron Christopher Osheroff. The wedding ceremony will take place at the end of summer 2016.
Published: June 7, 2015
Faithann Hodorowicz, a childhood cancer survivor, is participating in this year’s Alex’s Lemonade Days, a campaign that encourages anyone to host a lemonade stand to raise donations to fight childhood cancer. Lemonade Days is held each year during the second weekend of June. Hodorowicz’s stand will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 12-14 at 2800 Mountain St., where
Published: June 7, 2015
The following Carson City business licenses were filed in May. About Nails, 1817 N. Carson St., general business, Mai T. Chuong, owner, 775-882-0990.Added Storage, 6300 Highway 50 E., general business, Ranch Holdings LLC, owner, 818-884-8884.Advantage Auto Works, 4851 Highway 50 E., general business, Underground Salvage & Associates, 775-721-5460.All Pro Security Inc., out of town business, Reno, All Pro Security Inc.,
Published: June 7, 2015
Note: Menus for week of June 8 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:MONDAY: French bread pizza, pickled beets, pears and lemon bars.TUESDAY: Chicken Alfredo over linguine, Italian vegetables, spiced applesauce and garlic bread sticks.WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, fruit cups and chocolate peanut butter bars.THURSDAY: Egg salad
Published: June 7, 2015
With the passage of Assembly Bill 377, the historic Nevada State Prison is on its way to becoming a museum, tourist attraction and, potentially, even a movie set.Glen Whorton, who heads the NSP preservation society, said the legislation signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval gives the society a say in NSP’s future. It creates three different funds. The first is historic,
Published: June 7, 2015
The federal government has been throwing taxpayer money at Baltimore for more than 60 years — ever since Nancy Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., was mayor of that troubled city (1947-59) — and what have been the results of that multi-billion-dollar federal investment in “Charm City?” You know the results as well as I do: widespread poverty and rampant violence.
Published: June 7, 2015
All are welcome to attend the Nevada National Guard’s 17th annual Flag Day and Army Birthday celebration at 10 a.m. on June 12 at the Legislative Grounds, 401 S. Carson St. This year’s celebration will feature keynote speaker Attorney General Adam Laxalt and McAvoy Lane, “The Ghost of Mark Twain,” as the master of ceremonies. The event is free and
Published: June 7, 2015
150 years agoGeorge Kirk, who shot Alex Hunter and then escaped from the State Prison last winter and was subsequently arrested in Placer County, Calif., and brought back here, can show more gunshot wounds than any honest man. The whole front part of his front coat is riddled, both legs of his pantaloons shot away at the bottom. He has
Published: June 7, 2015
Ensign Scott Galloway, the son of Glenn and Heather Galloway of Carson City, graduated on May 22 from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and has been commissioned to his current rank in the United States Navy. In the most recent class, about 1,400 finalists were selected for admission to the academy out of more than 17,000 applicants.
Published: June 7, 2015
Butler Meats owner David Theiss helps 3rd & Curry Street Farmers Market shoppers Saturday morning during the first farmers market of the season.
Published: June 7, 2015
Khristian, 2, of Dayton goes down the slide at Oodles of Noodles on Saturday. The event continues today.
Published: June 7, 2015
Star will hold off on surgery to play in ACC at EdgewoodCharles Barkley has the worst odds to win the 2015 American Century Championship next month at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. But a slim chance at winning didn’t stop the NBA Hall of Famer and ACC mainstay from making the tournament a priority.“I’m not trying to compete,” said Barkley, who’s
Published: June 7, 2015
Each of the Bay Area’s NFL franchises had offseasons characterized by change following disappointing 2014 campaigns — and Trent Dilfer thinks both teams are headed in the right direction. The ESPN analyst views the 49ers as contenders despite significant personnel losses and sees a return to relevance for the Raiders next season.San Francisco is coming off an 8-8 campaign that
Published: June 7, 2015
He’s first to accomplish feat in 37 yearsNEW YORK — By mid-stretch, Bob Baffert knew it. American Pharoah was going to win the Triple Crown. He took his eyes off the horse to soak in the crazed scene of the packed grandstand. Fans jumped up and down, hugged, and tossed drinks in the air. The race wasn’t even over yet,
Published: June 7, 2015
RENO — Authorities say no one was hurt after a small airplane made an emergency landing on Interstate 80. KOLO-TV reports that the Nevada Highway Patrol says the plane landed Saturday afternoon about 70 miles east of Reno on I-80 eastbound. NHP says the plane was experiencing engine trouble and that the Federal Aviation Administration will assist in investigating the
Published: June 7, 2015
LAS VEGAS — The annual number of abortions in Nevada has decreased by 22 percent since 2010, but lawmakers in this historically pro-abortion rights state appear to have nothing to do with it. An Associated Press survey found that there were 22 percent fewer abortions in the state in 2013 compared with 2010, accounting for about 1,700 fewer procedures. Those
Published: June 7, 2015

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