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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
The Carson City Natives & Newcomers’ meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 11 at Grandma Hattie’s will offer a game of Bingo with prizes followed by its regular business meeting. The club welcomes anyone from Carson City, Douglas County as well as Dayton to join the club to meet new people and work on local causes. The group is currently collecting
Published: June 4, 2015
Carson City Recreation’s basic dog obedience program, instructed by Guy Yeaman, starts June 16 and runs through July 21. Classes meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Fuji Park, across from Costco. The class covers basic obedience commands and addresses individual problems and behaviors. Each dog needs a training collar (choke chain, Halti, Martingale, harness, etc.) and a leash
Published: June 4, 2015
Nevada residents and visitors are invited to “Discover Nevada State Parks” on Saturday, June 13, when park visitors will receive free day use admission and free fishing — no license required — at all of Nevada’s 23 state parks.The statewide event encourages Nevadans to explore the many exciting and affordable recreation opportunities right in their own backyards. Organizers say the
Published: June 4, 2015
Minden is not the biggest user of water pumped by the town, according to a report released on Wednesday.During the first year that Minden has provided wholesale water outside the town boundaries, Carson City has actually been its biggest customer.According to Minden, Carson City accounted for 45 percent of the water pumped by the town during the 13 months from
Published: June 4, 2015
The Carson City Emblem Club #507 is hosting its Father’s Day brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St. The cost is $10 per person, a fee that includes waffles with berries and cream; eggs to order; country fried potatoes and ham. Tickets are available at the Elks Lodge.
Published: June 4, 2015
Registration is open until June 30 for Charity Miles’ 1,000 Mile Challenge, a campaign that awards money to charity when participants walk, run or hike. Participants, individually or in teams of 2-4, are challenged to walk, run or hike 1,000 miles by June 5, 2016. Registration costs $19 and includes access to a private Facebooks support group; monthly rankings and
Published: June 4, 2015
Attorney General Adam Laxalt is warning Nevadans to beware of a phony charity scam asking for donations to help veterans.“Nevadans are cautioned not to fall for these scams that take advantage of patriotic generosity,” he said.He said callers claim to represent Veterans Helping Nevada Veterans and ask them to send contributions to a specific location. In reality, Laxalt said, the
Published: June 4, 2015
While most Nevada counties saw an increase both in total and active voters in May, the statewide total increased by just 306.The reason was Washoe County officials performed a routine maintenance of their rolls, reducing the number of actives on the list by 6,575.Although that reduced the number of active voters in Washoe to 217,049, it had almost no impact
Published: June 4, 2015
VIRGINIA CITY — On Tuesday, an approximate two-mile portion of State Route 342 reopened after a ribbon cutting event in front of nearly 70 attendees. The festivities began with public comments by representatives of Storey County, the Nevada Department of Transportation (“NDOT”) and Comstock Mining Inc. (“Comstock Mining”), the landowner and ended with a reception at the Gold Hill Hotel.
Published: June 4, 2015
The Churchill County Commissioners approved to accept Emergency Solutions Grants for $20,000 to support an emergency shelter for the Social Services Department.Social Services Director Shannon Ernst said the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has in acted the Hearth Act as of August 2012 the grant has evolved to limited activities in just sheltering families and individuals, but
Published: June 4, 2015
Western Nevada College partnered with a French Alps university to provide an internship opportunity for one of its students.Beryl Michalak, a student from France, contacted WNC Director Sherry Black in January. Michalak was working on her Master’s in Education, graduating a month ago, at the university Espe De Bonneville. Michalak said her dad knows Paul Plouviez (area ranch owner), who
Published: June 4, 2015
The big day for the annual Fallon Relay for Life is two weeks away.With the summer’s first concert in the park on a Saturday, this year’s Relay for Life kicks off on June 19, a Friday, at 8 p.m. at the Churchill County Middle School track. Because of construction last summer, the Relay for Life moved its activities to the
Published: June 4, 2015
Construction of the Lahontan Dam began more 100 years ago and finished in 1915. Check out next week’s Lahontan Valley News for a preview on the dam’s centennial and its importance to the Newland’s Project.
Published: June 4, 2015
The Nevada baseball team landed three student-athletes to Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American teams, announced recently by Collegiate Baseball. Senior Austin Byler and junior Ryan Howell were named to the All-American third team, while Cal Stevenson was named to the freshmen All-American team.Byler started in all 54 games at first base this season and batted .325 with 62 hits,
Published: June 4, 2015
June in Fallon means Octane Fest is back once again.The annual motorsports festival commences June 12-14 at three locations with action for various fans.Drag racing enthusiasts have three days of heart-pounding speed as the NHRA Desert Heat series at Top Gun Speedway rolls in conjunction with Octane Fest.Rattlesnake Raceway features two days of dirt track racing on June 13-14, while
Published: June 4, 2015
It was a clean sweep for Tony Taylor.The Hobby Stock driver picked up a pair of wins Saturday at Rattlesnake Raceway in the Hobby Stock Challenge with victories in his preliminary heat and the main event.While Taylor earned the sweep, Shane Cazel made had the biggest leap, while Dave Ausano tumbled out of the top spot in the points standings.Cazel
Published: June 4, 2015
The Koeing and the Faught families welcomed home their sister missionaries who recently served 18-month missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Baylee Koenig served from October 2013 to April 2015 in the Jacksonville Florida Mission. Logan Faught served from October 2013 to April 2015 in the Guatemala Coban Mission. Both are 2012 Churchill County High School
Published: June 4, 2015
After years of work and hopes, Stewart Indian School is poised to make a major leap forward in efforts to protect, restore and develop the complex into an historic site, museum and cultural center.“Eventually we would like to create a destination heritage experience,” said Sherry Rupert, head of the Nevada Indian Commission.Two major pieces of legislation have already been approved
Published: June 4, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance for information concerning a residential burglary in Gardnerville.The burglary happened on May 26, between the hours of 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at the 1400 block of Edlesborough Circle in Gardnerville. The suspects entered the residence and rummaged through the victim’s home and took an unspecified amount of jewelry. A reward
Published: June 4, 2015
FALLON — The Young Entrepreneurs Collective (YEC) and the city’s Co-Working Space continue to give rural entrepreneurs a leg up by hosting a business mixer and six free entrepreneurial education classes to better themselves as business ownersThe YEC hosts a networking mixer at the Co-Working Space June 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The mixer brings business owners and entrepreneurial-minded people together
Published: June 4, 2015
Nevada businesses reported $4.55 billion in taxable sales for March, a 2.6 percent increase over the same month of 2014.In addition, 13 of Nevada’s 17 counties reported increases in total taxable sales.Churchill County showed the top performance in March, a 30.9 percent jump to $31.96 million in taxable sales, due in part because of geothermal activity, said Churchill County comptroller
Published: June 4, 2015
The preliminary hearing for Drake Martin concluded Thursday with Martin being bound on all eight charges.Martin was charged with one count of sexual assault against a child under the age of 14 and three counts of sexual assault against a child under 16 for having sex with a minor between December 2014 and February 2015. There are four other charges
Published: June 4, 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 fourth
Published: June 4, 2015
Maureen Conlin performs her Rhythm and Rhyme with Mother Goose show during Story Time at the Carson City Library on Thursday. More than 75 people attended the event, which was funded through a Nevada Arts Council grant.
Published: June 4, 2015
Nevada’s Board of Regents could decide to appoint Chet Burton permanently as Western Nevada College’s president or opt to conduct a national search for candidates to serve in the position at its next meeting.The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11 and at 8 a.m. Friday, June 12 at the Sierra Building Elizabeth Sturm Library at Truckee
Published: June 4, 2015
Government-luvin’ tax hikers in Nevada shouldn’t be doing the Snoopy Dance just yet. As fictional Sen. John “Bluto” Blutarski of Animal House famously put it, “Nothing’s over until we decide it is.”We. Decide.FACT: Gov. Brian Sandoval didn’t campaign last year on raising taxes-and-spending by more than a billion dollars — including the creation of a new gross receipts tax —
Published: June 4, 2015
City Manager Nick Marano’s tenure as city manager won plaudits Thursday, the same day city government finalized two interactions with federal and state officials triggering major changes here.The Carson City Board of Supervisors praised Marano’s first year of work, heard his goals for the coming year, approved a pact unleashing the next construction phase of the I-580 freeway through town,
Published: June 4, 2015
One Carson High School student decided to pay it forward by starting a fundraiser for a sick child.Heidi Ryan was in the fifth grade when she discovered she had contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite in January 2014. Within months, the disease degraded the 11-year-old’s body to the point where she couldn’t stand on her own in the mornings
Published: June 4, 2015
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

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