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Carson City is not yet listed on Bicycle Magazine’s list of top 50 bicycle friendly cities, but could earn this distinction in the future when the reinvention of our downtown is complete in late fall this year. Our downtown streets are being narrowed and a bike lane added so current and future bicyclists may feel safer as they pedal through
Published: January 31, 2016
Seniors Javier Coronado and Genesis Franco are crowned winter homecoming King and Queen Friday night at Dayton High School.
Published: January 31, 2016
The Carson City Board of Supervisors will take up an $8.1 million construction manager at risk contract with Q & D Construction to begin work on the Downtown Carson City project.The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.The contract would allow Q & D to start
Published: January 31, 2016
The Reno Gazette-Journal recently published a front-page article that encouraged foreigners to violate our nation’s immigration laws. Although the article was meant to elicit sympathy for illegal immigrants, it also shed light on the so-called “sanctuary” movement in Northern Nevada. The RGJ story reported on Jan. 7 “the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Reno became the first church in the state
Published: January 31, 2016
Amelia Earhart landed her trim red monoplane on the local airport at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon, completing the first solo flight between Hawaii and the mainland. The flight required 18 hours and 17 minutes, about three hours slower than the flight made by Kingsford-Smith. A crowd of 5,000 greeted the aviatrix on her arrival. “Well, I am sure glad to
Published: January 31, 2016
It’s my pleasure to take over for Angila Golik as the new Senator Square column writer, which for me is right up there with winning an election, winning a game, and winning a prize in a contest all at the same time. Though I will not be reporting on cures for warts or offering advice on marriage, I will be
Published: January 31, 2016
Service learning is a challenge in today’s classroom. It can be too easy to raise funds or awareness for any of the hundreds of human and global issues impacting the world at any given time. In a Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) course students should develop plans of work to help address local and urgent community issues impacting the students.During
Published: January 31, 2016
Hillary’s campaign is teetering close to disaster in spite of her ignoring and denying her own apparent criminal behavior. Even though the Benghazi scandal didn’t demonstrate much more than we already knew about Hillary, it did accidentally reveal her secret, unsecured and illegal server she had used as Secretary of State and which she also lied about and then tried
Published: January 31, 2016
150 years agoIn a conversation we had yesterday with an influential and important Army officer, he stated if the citizens of Carson wanted it, Camp Nye would not be abandoned, but would be made a permanent post for the rendezvous of troops and the distribution of military stores. As compared to Fort Churchill, it is imminently superior, he said.130 years
Published: January 31, 2016
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center:To Samantha and William Mischke of Dayton, a daughter, Alivia June Ann Mischke, born March 20, 2015, weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces. To Emily Heimark and Jeremy Thompson of Carson City, a daughter, May Cynthia Thompson, born Jan. 21, 2016, weighing 7 pounds and 4 ounces. To Jessie McCarthy and Aaron Jacobson of Carson City,
Published: January 31, 2016
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: Who needs Joey Chestnut, we have our own “Average Joe” Jeff Copple, who gobbled 12 1/2 pancakes in three minutes to win the Greater Nevada Union Pancake Eating Contest last week in Carson
Published: January 31, 2016
Counterfeit ‘R’ next to Kramer’s nameWages, profits, retirement checks, and Social Security benefits — from the system you paid into — are your work product. Taxes, in effect, force you to work for the government by confiscating the fruits of your labor.Republican political candidates should understand that. They should believe government “services” shot past “bare necessity” long ago, that most
Published: January 31, 2016
The Carson City School District is trying to locate the owner of this photograph it found in the district parking lot.District officials said they located the 6x8 photograph in the district office parking lot last spring and wanted to try to reunite it with its owner. They tried to see if it belonged to anyone in the district, however no
Published: January 31, 2016
The following studetns were named to Western Nevada College’s fall 2015 dean’s list, which includes students who complete at least a dozen units during the semester and accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Beaverton, Ore. — Casey CornwellBillings, Mont. — Jake TallmanCarson City — Matthew Aarons, Yesenia Ambriz, Rachel Andersen, Neil Anderson, Hannah Anderson, Helina Ashagrie, Matthew Aymami,
Published: January 31, 2016
BLM welcomes new associate district manager Colleen Dulin has begun a 120-day detail as Bureau of Land Management’s Carson City District associate district manager. She’s currently a supervisory resource management specialist at the Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville, Calif., and the Northeastern California Assessment Inventory Monitoring program coordinator and field office budget manager.Dulin began her BLM career in 2003
Published: January 31, 2016
The following information applies to the period of Feb. 1-7. Utility work will continue from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the following locations, with possible flagger controlled traffic:Long Street between Mountain and Division streets; road will be closed to through traffic weekdays, weather permittingDivision Street between Fleischmann Way and Long StreetMountain Street between Fleischmann Way and Long StreetFleischmann
Published: January 31, 2016
Robert Lopez of Stay Green Tree Service starts to dismantle a 60-plus foot Colorado Spruce tree that blew over into Eleanor Foster’s front yard on Calaveras Drive during a windstorm around 1:30 pm Friday. Luckily the tree threaded itself right in between her house and her neighbor’s and nobody was injured. With a brief break in the weather and wind
Published: January 31, 2016
Joy Middleton of Carson City sent in this photo of 2 bobcats Sunday morning near the Carson City airport.
Published: January 31, 2016
Fallon and Fernley public schools on two-hour delay this morning.School busses will be on a two-hour delay.
Published: February 1, 2016
US-95 Chains or Snow Tires Required There is a conditions related event (Chains or Snow Tires Required) on US-95 from mile post 2.1 in Churchill County to mile post 58.9 in Churchill County in Nevada.Road Condition US-95 Chains or Snow Tires Required There is a conditions related event (Chains or Snow Tires Required) on US-95 from mile post 25.6 in Mineral County to mile post
Published: February 1, 2016
A 20 percent chance of snow before 10 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 10 to 15 mph.TonightPartly cloudy, with a low around 11. West wind 5 to 10 mph.Special Weather StatementSPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV213 AM PST MON FEB 1 2016CAZ070>073-NVZ001>005-011800-SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-GREATER
Published: February 1, 2016
Four women, six men and five others of either gender are needed to fill roles in play Jim Crawford’s “Arson and Murder at the Odeon Hall or Dewey Do Time?”The play follows a family dispute that resulted in a shooting in 1890. The dispute continued to present-day, when Dewey Cheatum, great-grandson of Willie Cheatum, is part owner of a casino
Published: February 1, 2016
Dayton Valley Golf Course is hosting a chili tasting event to benefit Dayton Food Pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Dayton Valley Golf Club. The course is at 101 Palmer Drive, Dayton. For more information, call 775-246-7888.
Published: February 1, 2016
Silk floral arrangements with candy, hair bows, homemade fudge and baked goods will be on hand at Soroptimist International of the Comstock’s tag and Valentine’s Day sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton. Refurbished chairs, key chains, custom made jewelry and tag sale items will also be available.
Published: February 1, 2016
Members of the Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet to paint memory boxes at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at Carson City Fire Station No. 12, 3620 N. Sunridge Drive. The meeting welcomes painters of all levels, as well as those who would like to learn to paint. For more information, call Carol W. at 775-265-1937 or Carol B. at 775-883-9340.
Published: February 1, 2016
The Lyon County Republican Central Committee’s next meeting is at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at the County Office building, 27 S. Main St., Yerington. If you want to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Poll being held at the Feb. 23 caucus, you must be registered as a Lyon County Republican no later than Friday, Feb. 12.For more information about
Published: February 1, 2016
RENO — A winter storm warning was posted Monday across much of central and eastern Nevada, where about a foot of record-breaking snow fell in some areas, and a high wind advisory remained in effect in Las Vegas with winds expected to gust up to 50 mph. The storm that blew through the Sierra over the weekend dropped more than
Published: February 1, 2016
Open enrollment for health insurance ended, for Nevadans and most of the nation, at midnight Sunday. Those who still need insurance may still be able to get it, however.If you are part of a small business, you can get a group plan any month of the year. It will be without subsidy, so you will not be able to go
Published: February 1, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.Carson CityFRIDAYAt 4:55 a.m., a 23-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of abuse of 911 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after dispatch received several calls from the same person about fictitious incidents, first at the William Street
Published: February 1, 2016
As a child Gina Hill, then Gina Lopez, danced her way through Carson City. “It was all I ever knew, really,” she said.She was a regular in a floor show in a Mexican restaurant in the former Silver City Mall — where Lowe’s now stands. Earning her Screen Actors Guild card, she also starred in a McDonald’s commercial that ran
Published: February 1, 2016
Carson High’s boys basketball team can clinch a second-straight regular-season title when it hosts Wooster today at 7.Carson, 12-0 in league play, is four games ahead of Bishop Manogue, 8-4, with four games left on the schedule.Carson has clinched a first-round home game, and figures to play either North Valleys or Reed in the opening round.At 5:15 p.m., the CHS
Published: February 1, 2016
U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez came to Carson City Monday to give a pep talk to Hillary Clinton supporters, describing her as far and away the best-prepared candidate to assume the presidency.“In this job, folks, there’s no apprentice period,” Perez told a small group of backers at Clinton’s Carson City campaign headquarters. “I’ve never seen a non-vice president running for
Published: February 1, 2016
NV Energy is proposing “grandfathering” existing rooftop solar customers into lower rates if they installed their system or applied for one by Sept. 10, 2015, although it defers to regulators to decide how much of a benefit those customers would receive.The utility company filed a lengthy document Monday suggesting seven ways the Nevada Public Utilities Commission could roll out the
Published: February 1, 2016
Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting applications for its annual academic scholarship program, which has awarded nearly $250,000 in scholarships during the past 16 years. This year, Greater Nevada will once again award 20 scholarships for $2,000 each.The Greater Nevada academic scholarship program is sponsored and administered by the credit union and is available to Greater Nevada members and their
Published: February 1, 2016
The 2016 Grad Nite committee is sponsoring a father-daughter dance as a fundraiser in hopes of establishing it as an annual event.This father-daughter dance is Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the Old High School Pit, 690 S. Maine St. A DJ and refreshments will be provided, and photos are available at an additional cost.The cost is $20 per couple and
Published: February 1, 2016
A day after battering the South Mountain pitching staff for 18 hits and 15 runs, Western Nevada College struggled to put the ball in play on a chilly day in Phoenix.Justin Wick no-hit the Wildcats into the fifth inning and WNC hitters fanned 11 times as the Cougars held on to win the nonconference baseball game 5-3 on Monday.Chandler Barkdull
Published: February 1, 2016
A winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow at Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts, and a foot and one-half at Mount Rose on the southwest edge of Reno. About 25 vehicles were involved in a pileup that shut down slippery Interstate 80 for nearly two hours Sunday afternoon at the Nevada-California line just west of Reno. The 7 inches
Published: February 1, 2016
Lahore, Pakistan, Aug. 3 — UP — An Italian mountain climbing team today reported the successful conquest of the world’s second highest peak, K2, Mt. Godwin Austen — the Himalayan “killer mountain” whose snow-clad heights and howling storms had defeated five previous expeditions. This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: February 1, 2016
150 years agoPersonal. We had the pleasure yesterday of meeting that enterprising and energetic pioneer of the Pacific Coast, Mr. John C. Fall. Mr. Fall has just returned from the Atlantic states and will proceed at once to Humboldt County where he has large interests in the mines and mills. Glad to see him looking so well.130 years agoAdolph Sutro.
Published: February 1, 2016
No matter how well you and your family get along, you can help reduce or avoid family conflicts over inheritances by taking action now. “Do it now” concept.Early and good communication can help avoid misunderstandings, surprises and conflicts over inheritances. It may be best to start talking about your goals and plans with your family members (including in laws in
Published: February 1, 2016
Last week I visited with the Desert Gardeners Club in Carson City. I asked the gardeners to give me some ideas for articles. Donna wanted to know how to grow hydrangeas in our area. Hydrangeas are beautiful plants with large deep green leaves, which sometimes provide red fall color. They have spectacular flowers that can be long lasting, even holding
Published: February 1, 2016
Trump as president is a frightening possibilityConsider the following: Bernie Sanders is headed for the Democratic nomination and Donald Trump has the GOP nomination; Michael Bloomberg jumps into the race as an Independent and the election sees no candidate receiving the necessary electoral votes. The House of Representatives chooses the president — Donald Trump.A man who bragged, “I could stand
Published: February 1, 2016
I apologize for offering the following long list of medications for type 2 diabetes. I’ve lived with diabetes for many years now, not always comfortably, like when I was using Metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage and others). But I rode it out, and now I am a user of direct injections of insulin. It seemingly has no effect on my skiing or
Published: February 1, 2016
A class about the history of the Christian Church is planned from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays during Lent at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center, 4280 U.S. Highway 50, Silver Springs. The class answers questions such as, when was the church founded? How was it founded? How did it grow? What can we learn from the beginnings of
Published: February 2, 2016
Carson Plaza, 2120 E. Long St., is hosting free events for seniors this month. Classic rock, country and jazz songs will be performed by Randy Ide at a happy hour event at 3 p.m. Feb. 5. Create your own Mardi Gras carnival mask at 3 p.m. Feb. 8. A Mardi Gras celebration and New Orleans inspired lunch is planned at
Published: February 2, 2016
Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington is schedule to present at Fernley Republican Women’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. Mayor Edgington, a native Nevadan, served four years as a firefighter in the U. S. Airforce, followed by 27 years in the field of
Published: February 2, 2016
RENO — A 30-year-old Arizona man has been arrested in Nevada on charges accusing him of killing two federally protected golden eagles and illegally possessing more than 120 eagle and hawk feathers. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Joe Doucette said Tuesday Dana McIvor faces six counts of unlawful possession of raptor and raptor parts, and one count of unlawful kill
Published: February 2, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Authorities say a 26-year-old inmate serving time in an auto theft case is dead after a stabbing at High Desert State Prison outside Las Vegas. The Nevada Department of Corrections says Andrew Ryan Thurgood died at the prison infirmary after he was stabbed about 1:45 p.m. Monday during a fight with two other inmates in the prison
Published: February 2, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 11:04 a.m., a 52-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court warrant after deputies responded to reports of an active warrant suspect near the 1100 block of Woodside Drive. Bail was set at $1,046.At 5:50 p.m., a
Published: February 2, 2016
Carson City businessman Lenny Chappell is scheduled to enter a plea Feb. 9 in Carson City District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit embezzlement.That plea bargain is conditioned on his making restitution of the more than $3,500 he was charged with taking from an account belonging to Platinum Plus Day Spa at Bank of the West. He used
Published: February 2, 2016
Dec. 21, 1944 - Jan. 17, 2016Roger Crossman, age 71, was born on December 21, 1944 and passed away on January 17, 2016. He resided in Bremerhaven, Germany. Roger was a committed husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, & family member. He was also a Veteran who served in Vietnam. His love & family legacy will be carried on by: Gaby
Published: February 2, 2016
With growing interest in the 2016 elections spurred by the approaching caucuses, Nevada’s list of active voters rose by close to 16,000 from December to January.But a full third of those additions are existing registered voters who reactivated their status by either listing a new address or reconfirming their old address to participate in the process. The overall total number
Published: February 2, 2016
Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross Stores, Inc. announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with a three-week program called, “Help Local Kids Learn.” Beginning Feb. 7, Ross Dress for Less customers in Carson City can make a monetary contribution
Published: February 2, 2016
Carolyn Wright, a nationally recognized copyright attorney, will speak at the Carson City Library 6 p.m. Feb. 17.“Everybody has a camera in their hand everywhere they go,” she explained. “I will let people know where you can take a picture and what you can do with it and when you need permission.”With the ease of camera phones instantly uploading photos
Published: February 2, 2016
Bruce Yankton, born September 27, 1942 in North Dakota, passed away January 24, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada after a lifetime of dedication to Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas. Bruce, a proud man of his Sioux Indian heritage, came from a unique lineage as his father was a full-blooded Sioux Indian and one of the first commissioned Indian officers in
Published: February 2, 2016
A Carson City man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole Tuesday morning for statutory sexual assault with a child.Drake Martin, 21, was sentenced in District Court Tuesday morning to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for allegations he had sexual intercourse and contact with a 16-year-old female for nearly seven
Published: February 2, 2016
Most people get their W-2 forms by the end of January. Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, shows your income and the taxes withheld from your pay for the year. You need it to file an accurate tax return. If you haven’t received your form by mid-February, here’s what you should do:Contact your Employer. Ask your employer (or former employer)
Published: February 2, 2016
It’s important to use the right filing status when you file your tax return. The status you choose can affect the amount of tax you owe for the year.It may even determine if you must file a tax return. Keep in mind that your marital status on Dec. 31 is your status for the whole year. Sometimes more than one
Published: February 2, 2016
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in December.That’s the raw rate to compare with different reporting areas of the state. The seasonally adjusted rate was actually a bit higher at 6.4 percent.Construction continued to lead the state in terms of percentage growth, rising 8.6 percent compared to December of 2014.Statewide, there are just more than 1.4 million in the
Published: February 2, 2016
Your parents’ vocational classes at Churchill County High School barely resemble what was offered one, two or even three generations ago.Although the name has been changed to Career and Technical Education, some of the courses from your parents’ days have remained with a few tweaks, while others have been added because of the ever-changing technology needed in today’s world.Richards Evans,
Published: February 2, 2016
Nevada’s nonrestricted casino licensees raked in $11.1 billion in 2015.That is just under a percent more than casinos won in 2014 and the fifth year-over-year increase in the past six years.One of the largest increases was reported by the Carson Valley market, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as the capital. Carson Valley was up 4 percent
Published: February 2, 2016
January borrowed a page out of the March storyline and roared out of the Lahontan Valley like a lion.From Friday night to late Sunday, the National Weather Service in Reno reports that between 6 to 9 inches of snow fell in Churchill and Northern Lyon counties.NWS Meteorologist Scott McGuire said it will take some time for the weather service to
Published: February 2, 2016
The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Churchill County and its surrounding area. Grants will be awarded to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the arts, languages and sciences. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15 and recipients will be announced on May 2. The fund will consider applications
Published: February 2, 2016
Banner Churchill Community HospitalDecember 24, 2015A girl, Harper Lux Damon to Taylor and Aaron Damon, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 17 ½ inches.December 25, 2015A boy, Silas Edward Bennett to Monique Raylynn Sanders and Jason Andrew Bennett, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 19 ¼ inches.December 29, 2015A boy, Rylee Mason Owens to Tiana Owens, weighing 8
Published: February 2, 2016
The following students were named to Western Nevada College’s fall 2015 dean’s list, which includes students who complete at least a dozen units during the semester and accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Fallon — Angela Arvayo, Kaitlyn Beauregard, Braden Benecke, Megan Chambers, Courtney Chapman, Youki Clare, Colton Coverston, Marshall Coverston, Taylor Davids, Helmuth Dela Cruz, Sheri Dodd,
Published: February 2, 2016
The Koch Brothers, who control the second largest private held company in the United States, will spend more money on the upcoming elections than the Republican and Democratic parties; that’s why Republicans will give them what they want. The Koch Brothers’ dream will be a nightmare for our country.The Kochs’ dream, which will be carried out by whomever the Republicans
Published: February 2, 2016
The Wave boys basketball team is learning to make the best out of who they have to work with, evident Friday in the 46-44 overtime victory on the road against the Dayton Dust Devils.Fallon is currently 9-12 overall and 6-6 in D1-A, and Dayton is 5-14 overall and 2-8. The Wave’s next game is at home against the Elko on
Published: February 2, 2016
The Lady Wave basketball team gave no second chances to the Dayton Dust Devils on the road at Dayton on Friday in a 59-14 victory.Fallon remains undefeated at 21-0 overall and 12-0 in D1-A while Dayton is 4-17 overall and 1-9 in league. The next team looking for payback against the Lady Wave is Elko, Friday at 6 p.m. in
Published: February 2, 2016
Competing in the final tune-up before this week’s Division I-A duals, the Greenwave wresting team finished 4-1 in the Placer Duals on Saturday.“We gave up 24 points each dual because of four empty classes, so we really needed pins to help our points,” Fallon coach Trevor de Braga said. “The kids wrestled tough.”Facing teams from California and Northern Nevada’s Division
Published: February 2, 2016
The Nevada men’s basketball team is picking up speed toward the Mountain West after beating Utah State (11-9, 3-6MW) 89-84 this weekend in Logan, Utah. The Wolf Pack is now 13-8 and 5-4 MW with their next game at Colorado State (12-9, 4-4 MW), Saturday at 1 p.m. PT.This victory marks the Wolf Pack’s fourth win in Utah State territory
Published: February 2, 2016
Here are my initial Top 11 legislative races for conservatives to keep an eye on this coming Nevada GOP primary season…State Senate District 6 (Clark): This will likely be the ugliest legislative race of the season. Freshman Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman vs. freshman Assemblyman Erv Nelson. Seaman voted against the $1.4 billion tax hike. Nelson voted for the $1.4 billion tax
Published: February 2, 2016
In less than three weeks, Nevada becomes the next state in a line of many for voters to choose their top presidential candidates from both the Democrat and Republican parties.The Democrat conduct their caucus three days before the Republicans on Feb. 20 in what now appears to be a two-candidate race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.Meanwhile, the Republicans will
Published: February 2, 2016
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Published: February 2, 2016
PHOENIX — Through the first four innings of the 2016 baseball season, Western Nevada College played the type of baseball associated with the program’s 10 previous winning seasons.But the Wildcats couldn’t hold a three-run lead against South Mountain Community College in their season opener Saturday in Phoenix. WNC pitchers struggled to throw mid-game strikes, leading to a 6-3 comeback victory
Published: February 2, 2016
A man was arrested Tuesday on charges of fleeing the scene of a fatal hit and run accident that happened in Carson City.The Justice Court of Carson Township issued a warrant for the arrest of 37-year-old Juan Pablo Rios on suspicion of failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death, a category B felony.
Published: February 2, 2016
Gardnerville’s Sally Wiley was recognized Monday at an all-employees meeting of the BLM Nevada State Office for her donation of a historical lithograph drawn by cartoonist Lew Hymers of the Nevada State Journal. The lithograph is a caricature of the regional U.S. Grazing Service District Graziers who met in Reno in May 1944 to discuss a proposed change in range
Published: January 31, 2016
It’s an annual rite of passage and role reversal of sorts for Carson High’s male seniors.Carson High School will be holding its annual Mr. Carson High contest Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Carson City Community Center to raise money for the cheerleading squad. Twenty-four seniors will be competing Saturday to be crowned Mr. Carson High.“It’s an interesting event,” said junior
Published: January 31, 2016
RENO — Matt Williams was cordial in making the rounds with media and supporters before appearing at a Reno Rotary meeting Monday at Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino.But it was clear Williams was a little more enthusiastic when he saw his former high school baseball coach Ron McNutt and his wife, Terrie.“Hey, hey, hey,” Williams yelled out as he and
Published: February 1, 2016
Western Nevada College may not have intercollegiate athletics at the end of this school year, but the school is beginning club soccer programs next school year.WNC Dean of Students John Kinkella confirmed in an email the Associated Students of Western Nevada has approved for the school to have club men’s and women’s soccer teams next year. The teams will not
Published: February 2, 2016
For most Nevada students, the first day of school is in August, but for the newly developed pre-K class at Fremont Elementary School, their first day didn’t happen until Tuesday.Twenty students between the ages and 4 and 5 attended the two half-day class sessions for Dr. Tanya Caron’s pre-K class. Caron said the first day went off without a hitch.“I
Published: February 3, 2016
Monday, Feb. 8 marks the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring festival in Asian cultures. The Chinese New Year always lands on the second new moon following the winter solstice. This year we celebrate the lively energy of the Red Fire Monkey, saying goodbye to the stubborn but gentle Wood Goat.The Monkey represents the ninth year in
Published: February 3, 2016
Carson High School’s Career and Technical Education program is presenting its Career Expo Thursday, Feb. 18 from 4:30-7 p.m. The Expo is open to the general public as well as all Carson High School students.Employers with career opportunities in each of the CTE pathways are invited to participate in the Career Expo to learn more about programs available to students
Published: February 3, 2016
As the final buzzer sounded, you wouldn’t have known the Carson High boys basketball team had just won its second straight Sierra League regular-season championship.The Senators, who won 54-30 Tuesday night to extend their record to 13-0, shook hands with Wooster players and silently walked off the court. There was no celebration whatsoever.Maybe because it was a game the Senators
Published: February 2, 2016
Carson High’s girls basketball team didn’t have a double-figure scorer in Tuesday night’s game against Wooster.It didn’t matter.The Senators had six players score at least six points in the 47-35 win over the Colts at Morse Burley Gymnasium.Carson improved to 5-8 in league play. The Senators, firmly entrenched in the final playoff spot, visit Galena Friday at 5:15 p.m.Lindy Lehman
Published: February 3, 2016
Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for Jan. 20. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:Carson High School, central kitchen, 1111 S. Saliman Road, scored 100 points. Carson High School, Senator’s Cafe, 1111 S. Saliman Road, 100 points.Carson Middle School, cafeteria, 1140 W. King St., 100 points.Chili’s, 3784 Highway 395, 100
Published: February 3, 2016
We live on the edge of the wildland, which we share with many wild creatures, including deer, coyotes, bobcats, rabbits, and most recently, mustangs. By and large, that goes pretty well, but not always. Sometimes nature can be cruel and heartbreaking. We can keep the deer and the rabbits out of the garden with a fence, and we try to
Published: February 3, 2016
This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.It’s February, and love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day approaching, many people are focused on finding the best way to show their affection to their partner. But what happens when love isn’t what it’s supposed to be? What if
Published: February 3, 2016
An evening of fine dining and performances by local students is planned at a fundraiser to help Sierra Lutheran High School’s tuition assistance fund. Gifts of Grace, Sierra Lutheran’s annual dinner and auction, is taking place at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The event offers an elegant dinner prepared by the Carson Valley Inn, a silent auction offering gifts and
Published: February 3, 2016
Several years ago, employees in a large hospital participated in a research study measuring employees happiness. The CEO of the hospital, administrators and accountants, doctors and nurses, and janitors, all participated. Once each employee’s level of happiness was assessed, researchers interviewed employees with really low, and really high, happiness. The CEO, whose salary was nearly $1 million a year, had
Published: February 3, 2016
Generalissimo Francisco Franco, Spain’s absolute ruler for 36 years, died of heart failure last night after a monthlong battle by a team of Madrid physicians. Franco was one of the last towering personalities that dominated Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. The 82-year-old ruler outlived contemporaries like Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Josef Stalin and Dwight D. Eisenhower. His authoritarian,
Published: February 3, 2016
150 years agoChief Birdsall is in town. He looks blooming and serene, notwithstanding the excitement yesterday in preventing Sheriff C--h of S--y County from accomplishing his designs upon a lonely traveler in the neighborhood of halfway house, who with but three bits in his pockets was about to “stand and deliver” when Birdsall came along. He swears he saved Chief
Published: February 3, 2016
The Nevada State Museum is looking for volunteers to give tours of the Capitol and Nevada State Museum to children and adults. Tour guide training for volunteers is planned Feb. 16-17 and 23-24, when guides will learn about Nevada’s history with programs on USS Nevada’s 100th birthday by Bob Nylen; Dayton, by Laura Tennant and Jack Folmar; J.W. and Annie
Published: February 3, 2016
Cowboy poet Tony Argento will perform Tuned Up and Twisted Cowboy Poetry at its Best and Echoes o’ Abraham Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. The event is part of the Gold Hill’s Thursday night presentations at the historic hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.Argento began reciting cowboy poetry in grade school in 1965 at age 5. He refers
Published: February 3, 2016
Through the Eyes of a Horse, two days of speakers, Cowboy poetry and music, silent auctions and vendors is planned Feb. 19-20 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. The NATRC National Convention opens Friday evening with music and cowboy poetry by Richard Elloyan and Steve Wade. The event is free with speaker registration or $10 at the door. To
Published: February 3, 2016
Carson City Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, is offering free events this month. Live music is offered in Sierra Place’s Monday Night Music Series, which features Sonja Fischer Feb. 8; Vicki Hamilton Feb. 15 and 22; and Tony Ruggiero Feb. 29. Performances are at 6:45 p.m.Geri Meyer’s event about embracing change and aging is at 10 a.m.
Published: February 3, 2016
All local residents are invited to Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski’s “Breakfast with Brad” meeting from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St. The monthly get-togethers give Carson City residents the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on issues impacting the city. No purchase is necessary. Bonkowski buys the coffee.
Published: February 3, 2016
The Silver Sierra Adventurers, a travel club for seniors, is meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday in an upstairs meeting room at the Carson Nugget. Information about upcoming trips will be available, as well as refreshments and door prizes. Guests are welcome.
Published: February 3, 2016
Dayton chili cookers are partnering with the Dayton Food Pantry for a Super Bowl party and community chili cookoff at the Dayton Valley Golf Club Bar and Grill on Sunday. The event includes a silent auction and a raffle, whose prizes include dinner packages, gift certificates and Aces baseball tickets. Silent auction prizes include gift packages by River Vista Fitness,
Published: February 3, 2016
The Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission approved recommending the parks and trails plan for the proposed Lompa Ranch development project to the Planning Commission with one addition — a dog park.More specifics on the proposed development of 251 acres of the northern portion of Lompa Park were provided at the commission’s meeting Tuesday — including plans for the development
Published: February 3, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.TUESDAYAt 7:50 p.m., Daniel Jacobson, 26, was arrested on suspicion of felony parole and probation hold, violation of a suspended sentence, obstructing an officer and destroying or concealing evidence after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 600 block of Armory Drive.
Published: February 3, 2016

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