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RENO — Nevada’s Supreme Court justices are being asked to clarify state laws on self-defense and defense of others as they consider whether to revisit their recent reversal of a high-profile murder and conspiracy conviction in a 2011 casino shootout between rival biker gangs. The Washoe County district attorney has asked the high court to reconsider its Dec. 31 ruling
Published: February 11, 2016
RENO — The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to give Nevada another 60 days to decide if it wants to oppose the agency’s plan to declare a toxic, abandoned mine in Yerington a priority Superfund site. The EPA originally gave Gov. Brian Sandoval until the end of January to make up his mind. Sandoval said he needed until the end
Published: February 11, 2016
An animal adoption event that pairs people with prospective pets is happening from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Petco on Topsy Lane in Carson City. Furry Speed Dating, a Valentine’s Day event sponsored by the Nevada Humane Society, offers a variety of cats and dogs who need permanent homes. Adults cats over the age of three are free. Adult
Published: February 11, 2016
The Carson Mall is hosting a range of events over Valentine’s Day weekend. More than 25 local vendors will be on hand offering crafts and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. A chocolate crawl is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, when sweetheart photos and face painting will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A
Published: February 11, 2016
Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd is looking for feedback from her constituents at her monthly walkabout Friday in Mills Park.“Everyone having a say, sharing their ideas makes our governance more effective in crafting longterm beneficial outcomes for the community,” she said. To join in, meet on the steps of Carson City Community Center at noon, and take a sack lunch,
Published: February 11, 2016
Make a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada between by April 1, and Carson City Toyota Scion will match it. Donations will be matched up to $10,000. For more information, go to www.bgcwn.org, or call 775-882-8820.
Published: February 11, 2016
BURNS, Ore. — Three of the four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon apparently turned themselves in Thursday, a day after authorities moved in to the property nearly six weeks into the takeover and arrested a figure in the fight against federal control of public lands. The holdouts were the last remnants of the group that seized
Published: February 11, 2016
On Sunday, Valentine’s Day, Dutch Bros. will donate $1 to Food For Thought for every drink purchased at the Carson City location in the mall parking lot.The Dutch Luv Day will take place from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. “We are excited to partner with Dutch Bros. and appreciate all the support the company and community has shown our organization.
Published: February 11, 2016
Sara Lafrance is hosting a meet and greet in Fallon tonight at the Old Post Office from 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP to Michon Mackedon at 775-423-4798.Lafrance has announced she is running for the Board of Regents position vacated by Ron Knecht.Lafrance is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno and is quite familiar with the university system, having served on
Published: February 11, 2016
BASEBALLJace Zampirro (Carson, Feather River): Has appeared in 2 games, 0-1 record, and allowed 8 runs and 8 hits in 4.1 innings. Has a 6.23 ERA.Adam Whitt (Carson-Houston Astros farmhand): Season has yet to start.Colby Blueberg (Carson-San Diego farmhand): Season has yet to start.Brock Pradere (Carson-Western Oregon): Hitting .294 with an RBI. Starting in right field.Conner Oliver (Dayton-Minot State): Hitting
Published: February 11, 2016
One of the big success stories in Carson High’s championship season has been the performance of 220-pounder Corey Jasper.Jasper, who was forced to cut down to 195 last year, has been a consistent performer all year in posting an 18-10 record heading into this weekend’s Northern 1A Regional Championships at Spanish Springs High School.Action gets under way at 3 p.m.
Published: February 11, 2016
Western Nevada College will welcome an experienced Arizona Western College baseball team for its home opener at John L. Harvey Field on Friday.“Arizona Western has a tremendous team and a solid program,” said WNC coach D.J. Whittemore. “We are pumped to compete with them and understand we will have to play good-to-great baseball to come out on top.”Arizona Western of
Published: February 11, 2016
Sikora needs votesDayton High’s Angela Sikora is involved in the Dream Fearlessly Fan Vote Contest. The contest is for 3-point shooting, and Sikora is one of the top long-range shooters in northern Nevada. The competition is bracket style and runs from today through Feb. 16. Fans can vote up to three times a day through their Twitter, Facebook and personal
Published: February 11, 2016
Some day you may realize the miracle of sitting in your living room and “seeing” a president deliver a speech in Washington or the presentation of grand opera in Chicago. But that day will not be in 1935, nor in 1936, nor — probably — in 1937. If, after the Radio Corporation of America has spent its millions in field
Published: February 11, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.TUESDAYAt 6:07 a.m., Robert Wilson, 39, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony failure to appear warrant and no proof of insurance after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the 1400 block of Carson Street. Bail was set at $500.At
Published: February 11, 2016
Deacon Emilio Gonzalez and Father Doroteo Rojas-Serrano address the congregation at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville during Ash Wednesday services.
Published: February 11, 2016
RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack couldn’t wait to take the court Wednesday night against the Air Force Falcons.“Our guys walked into Lawlor Events Center tonight thinking that they were going to win and expecting to win,” Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman said.The Wolf Pack did just that, cruising to an easy 72-52 victory over the Falcons in front of
Published: February 11, 2016
A California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930s is visiting Minden’s CVIC Hall Feb. 19. Dustbowl Revival, named the Best Live Band in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, brings many styles of traditional American music to its performances. It has been performing good ol’ Americana since founder Z.
Published: February 11, 2016
Carson City Winter Wine, Spirits and All That Jazz, an evening of wine, beer and spirit tasting, is returning Feb. 27 to raise money for the Brewery Art Center. Organizers said the red carpet fundraiser features the best in art, music and entertainment the area has to offer. “Last year’s event was called one of the best this town has
Published: February 11, 2016
150 years agoFlopped. When the telegraph bill passed the Legislature, Col. Curry fired his cannon in honor of the event, and the gun behaved admirably. Yesterday assayed to fire a few charges in honor of the new flag-staff, then being raised on the plaza. The first and only charge completely upset the cannon, caused to turn a double somersault in
Published: February 11, 2016
Pipes disguised as highlighter pens and lipstick cases. Aerosol cans and water bottles that are secret containers for stashing drugs. Hannah McDonald, youth program coordinator and training specialist for Partnership Carson City, laid out in a presentation for counselors at Carson High School some of the ways youth are hiding their drug use.“There’s so many sneaky ways they have to
Published: February 11, 2016
Sen. Bernie Sanders received rousing applause during the first Democrat debate when he said he had heard enough about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails.” He’s partially right: we’ve all heard enough obfuscation about the private email server. It’s time now for an honest accounting of the laws Hillary and her staff broke. To do less is to pretend she is above
Published: February 11, 2016
In Stride Music at noon today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.DJ Bobby G’s Country Night at 6 p.m. today at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St. DJ Bobby G will be featured at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the same location.Craig Fletcher with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson
Published: February 11, 2016
On the Jazz Side, a concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, will feature Madeline Eastman, a jazz singer called a “consummate, inventive, endlessly entertaining artist” by the LA Times.The Carson City Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, will offer a program of works by composers who showed an interest in
Published: February 11, 2016
A Reno man is restarting the Sierra Boys Choir, a musical ensemble active in the 1970s, who will perform six concerts a year in the Carson City and Reno area. Nathan Lundholm is looking for a choir teacher and director, positions that will be on a volunteer basis until the choir starts pulling in enough money to compensate the positions,
Published: February 11, 2016
More than four years ago my chiropractor told me, “Ken, I have a patient who is a Pearl Harbor survivor. Here’s his number, call him.” I called him and made arrangements to interview him. My life changed.After asking Roland Peachee basic questions, I learned he was born 67 days after my dad. Immediately I felt a connection to him. Both
Published: February 11, 2016
ABOVE: Elementary school teacher Dona Sharp’s Jump Club students perform at Bordewich-Bray Elementary Wednesday. LEFT: Fifth-grader Parker Story does jumps rope while doing push-ups Wednesday at Bordewich-Bray Elementary. The “Jump Club” performed for the whole school on Wednesday and has been meeting two mornings a week before school since October to practice. Kindergarten teacher Dona Sharp leads the 4th and
Published: February 11, 2016
Chandler Blueberg and Alexa Haight perform ‘When We Were Young’ Wednesday evening during the 2016 CHS Talent Show at the Carson City Community Center.
Published: February 11, 2016
Carson High School is currently seeking community volunteers to help judge senior projects.The high school is going to provide training to help judges understand all that’s expected of them.Senior Projects are mandatory for every student to complete in order to get their diploma. Students select a project and develop a portfolio based upon completion of the project. The students then
Published: February 10, 2016
Carson City Supervisor Jim Shirk is available six days a week, excluding Sundays, to meet with members of the community. Shirk says one of his goals is to improve communication between city government and citizens.“Government accountable to their citizens — constitutes one of the most important institutions of contemporary life,” Shirk said. “That is why we need to find ways
Published: February 10, 2016
Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, in collaboration with the Navy League of the United States Carson City Council, presented Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval with a commemorative coin depicting both the recently christened USNS Carson City and the historic USS Carson City, a Tacoma-class frigate commissioned by the U.S. Navy from 1944-1945.The USNS Carson City is the seventh of a fleet
Published: February 10, 2016
LAS VEGAS — A Tesla Motors executive is asking Nevada regulators to reconsider the increase in fees solar customers pay. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission set new rates late last year for net metering, the process of people selling excess energy from their solar panels back to the utility. Rooftop solar companies say the decision prompted them to lay off
Published: February 10, 2016
Carson High School has come up with a plan to offer its auto body collision repair classes through Western Nevada College, but concerns over night classes and what kind of certification would be offered were raised at the Carson City School District Board meeting Tuesday night.The proposal to offer auto body collision repair courses at WNC and no longer offer
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John-Michael Gray, president of Triangle Labs, Inc. in Carson City will speak at the monthly meeting of Nevada Business Connections. The meeting will take place at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Gold Dust West Casino, 2171 E. William St., Carson City. Doors open at 7:30.Triangle Labs, Inc. is an industry-leading and award-winning supplier of printed circuit boards, antennas,
Published: February 10, 2016
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The Juvenile Court — which handles juvenile delinquency cases, cases involving the protection of children, and child support cases — agreed to be audited by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in July 2015. The purpose of the audit is to assist the court in creating a trauma-responsive environment and develop and implement best practices and policies.
Published: February 10, 2016
Senior Airman Michael Anthony Beaton, 26, a member of the 152nd Maintenance Squadron, Nevada Air National Guard, died this week in a boating accident at Pyramid Lake. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Police Department with assistance from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office RAVEN helicopter began a search Monday night after Beaton’s truck was spotted unoccupied near shoreline of Pyramid Lake
Published: February 10, 2016
Edy (Eddie) Prudensio Martinez-Ramirez, 21, was identified as the man who died following a crash that occurred last Thursday on College Parkway in Carson City.The Nevada Highway Patrol’s initial report said a 2004 Ford F150 pickup was stolen from a residence in Carson City by Martinez-Ramirez. At 7:48 p.m., deputies received reports of a hit and run accident near Brown
Published: February 10, 2016
Carson City is working on new online applications to better serve residents and businesses.One application would utilize the reverse 911 system, called Code Red, to text residents a link to a digital map on the city’s website with up to the minute information on floods, fires and other emergencies. The plan is to make that available this spring, according to
Published: February 10, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 1:56 p.m., a 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of destruction of property and two counts of discharging a pellet gun after deputies responded to reports of property injury at the Williams Street Bank of America.
Published: February 10, 2016
It’s a video that always goes viral showing Stephen Curry, the star guard for the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association, in his pre-game ritual before every game. Curry is shown dribbling two basketballs at once between his legs and in various other ways.At the first ball-handling clinic sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada,
Published: February 10, 2016
150 years agoThe new flagstaff. The handsomenest and most substantial flagstaff in this state was raised on our Plaza yesterday. The topmost was fixed to the lower mast, and the whole staff was raised at once. It got into its place and position without the slightest accident. This is not so tall a staff as the one which was raised
Published: February 10, 2016
Eagle Valley’s seventh grade volleyball team is having quite a season. EV is off to an 8-1 start and recently won the Optimist Tournament in Lake Tahoe.In the tournament, EV went 2-1, and then went 5-1 on Saturday to take the championship. EV beat Carson Middle, lost to Incline and then beat South Tahoe, Pau Wa Lu and Carson Valley
Published: February 10, 2016
Carson High’s basketball team prides itself on its blue-collar work ethic, but for the first 16 minutes Tuesday night the Senators were outworked and outplayed by Bishop Manogue.That changed in the second half, especially the third quarter.The Senators, thanks to a stingy defense and the inside play of Tez Allen, outscored the Miners 14-2 in the third quarter and then
Published: February 10, 2016
Bishop Manogue bolted to a 22-0 lead and cruised to an 80-37 win over Carson Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.The Miners improved to 15-0 in league play, while Carson dropped to 5-11. The Senators finish the season Friday at Douglas.The last 6-plus minutes was played with a running clock, as the Miners got it to 72-32. Manogue played its
Published: February 10, 2016
This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.In the lobby of Carson City Health and Human Services’ clinic, a young woman, “Sarah” (name and narrative adapted due to the importance of patient privacy), waits for her appointment to be seen by the nurse practitioner. She’s interested in starting
Published: February 10, 2016
Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for Feb. 1. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:Bleu Cafe, 244 E. Winnie Lane, scored 100 points. Bodine’s Casino, main bar, 5650 S. Carson St., 100 points. Bodine’s Casino, restaurant, 5650 S. Carson St., 100 points.Bodine’s Casino, sports bar, 5650 S. Carson St., 100
Published: February 10, 2016
I’ve been thinking a lot about life, death and love this past week. My good friend, Mike Fondi, passed away, and while I know he will be missed, he lived a good life. I was happy to be a small part of it. His mom and Ralph’s mom were best of friends, and the Fondis sat at our table for
Published: February 10, 2016
Valentine’s Day can be a difficult holiday for many people. For some, it’s a harsh reminder of the absence of having someone special in your life, whether it be from breakups, divorce or death. It can seem like everyone around you and everyone on social media is being celebrated and loved. How about using these reminders as cues to start
Published: February 10, 2016
Nevada is in the national spotlight for the presidential race now New Hampshire voters have spoken. It’s a bit more complicated in Nevada, a presidential caucus state. Democrats will gather on Saturday, Feb. 20 by 11 a.m.; Republicans on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.Before I moved to Nevada in 1980, I was a non-partisan or Independent. I registered as
Published: February 10, 2016
Carson offers enough talent for club soccerHats off to Ian Hill for starting a club soccer team here in Carson. When a Reno team gets second in the high school championships and Carson takes first, you can see there is talent beyond belief here in Northern Nevada. Two Vegas high school teams who practice all year because of their weather
Published: February 10, 2016
Completion of 17 1/2 miles of new highway which connects by a more direct route the county seats of Bridgeport in Mono County and Markleeville in Alpine County will be celebrated by the boards of supervisors of the two counties with a dedication ceremony Sunday, when the new road will be opened formally to traffic. The new highway, built over
Published: February 10, 2016
AIR FORCE (12-12, 3-8) AT NEVADA (13-9, 5-5)When: Today, 7 p.m.Where: Lawlor Events CenterTV/Radio: ROOT Sports/630 AMCoaches: Air Force’s Dave Pilipovich is in his 4th season (58-67); Nevada’s Eric Musselman is in his 1st season (13-9)Probable starters: AIR FORCE — G: C.J. Siples (5.0, 2.5) and Zach Kokur (8.6, 5.3); C: Frank Toohey (4.6, 2.5); F: Hayden Graham (14.5, 6.1)
Published: February 10, 2016
Skiing or snowboarding is a fun activity that offers participants the enjoyment of being in the great outdoors, excellent exercise, a chance for families to bond and the potential for injury. Care Flight would like to offer some tips to keep snow enthusiasts safe this winter on the slopes. Tips for skiing and snowboarding:Obtain proper equipment. Be sure to have
Published: February 9, 2016
Unchecked stress hormones affect our body in a manner similar to an unhealthy eating style. They stimulate the production of triglycerides and LDL (the ‘bad cholesterol’), they interfere with blood pressure regulation, and they fuel inflammation at the sites where blood vessels have been damaged. Constant stress, even at low levels, harms our blood vessels in the same way that
Published: February 9, 2016
February is Library Lovers Month and while it’s nice the library is recognized in this way, It is my way of thinking every month is Library Lovers Month.Featured Artist-Kami FielderKami’s painting will be on display through March. Join us on March 2 between 5-9 p.m for an artist’s reception.Science ClubParticipate in a family science program featuring an experiment and books
Published: February 9, 2016
Friday night’s annual GOP Lincoln Dinner will be special for two reasons.First and foremost, the dinner falls on the birthday of the 16th president, considered by many historians as one of the greatest leaders in United States history.Second, Dr. Joe Heck, a Republican representative from Nevada’s Third Congressional District and a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by
Published: February 9, 2016
Churchill County Library was awarded $46,322 to develop an Information Technology Gateway Training (ITGT) program for Churchill County and surrounding rural areas such as Gabbs and Austin. This program will fill a critical need rural businesses have for home-grown entry-level IT talent while providing training to students unable to make the 130-mile round trip to Carson City for classes. The
Published: February 9, 2016
Banner Medical Group family medicine physician Michelle Le, MD, is the featured guest speaker at Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s annual Ladies Night Out event on Feb. 18.This evening of fun, shopping and sharing of health information begins at 5 p.m. and wraps up at about 7:30 p.m. at the hospital, 801 E. Williams Ave., Fallon. Guests are invited to visit
Published: February 9, 2016
Churchill County commissioners at their first monthly meeting on Thursday awarded a construction bid for the William N. Penington Life Center to Ferguson Construction. The new senior center will be located adjacent to the north side of the museum.Bids for the project opened on Jan. 19 with the lowest of nine bids coming from Ferguson Construction, followed by Bison Construction
Published: February 9, 2016
We now have our unofficial Final Four (for now): Outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson and insiders Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The fat lady has now begun clearing her throat. Some post-caucus observations on the Iowa results…Anybody surprised by Cruz’s victory doesn’t fully understand the unique nature of the Iowa caucus system - which rewards strong grassroots organization -
Published: February 9, 2016
Twice in the last few weeks, our electricity’s gone off. The first time happened when a semi-truck crossed four lanes, taking out a power pole by the Eagles Hall not far from us. My son Doug and I heard a loud bang just before the lights went out. It was in the early evening and the entire neighborhood went black.
Published: February 9, 2016
Even a mild case of the flu or a powerful cold can leave you feeling run down and out of sorts for days or even weeks. While many ailments must simply run their course, there are many steps you can take to fight your way back to good health.The first step is identifying whether you’re fighting a cold or the
Published: February 9, 2016
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery This election year, we are hearing lots of promises. To fulfill these promises, goals must be set. An effective goal must be specific, measurable, and achievable. It’s impossible to know if someone has failed if it’s not clear what was expected of them in the first place.In seven
Published: February 9, 2016
For many decades, the Anaconda Copper Pit in Yerington has sat as an abandoned cesspool full of toxic substances – a dangerous and unwelcome burden for the people who live and work nearby. The federal government has long offered help in cleaning this highly contaminated site, but the state of Nevada – under several administrations – has continually resisted that
Published: February 9, 2016
The Churchill County School Board recently approved school calendars for the next two years dependent on if trustees must cut the budget to implement cost-cutting measures such as a four-day weekKerri Angel, a science teacher at Churchill County Middle School, said 324 employees voted on the calendars. She also said the calendar committee developed several four-day calendars.New teachers begin on
Published: February 9, 2016
Farms include ranches, ranges and orchards. While some may raise cattle, poultry or fish and others grow fruits or vegetables, all will report their farm income on Schedule F, Profit or Loss from Farming. If you own a farm or ranch, here are 10 tax tips:Crop insurance. Insurance payments from crop damage count as income. Generally, you should report these
Published: February 9, 2016
Have a favorite restaurant or watering hole? How about a great dentist or auto mechanic? Is there a special event in Churchill County you enjoy or a place you escape for solitude?We know of many people who enjoy watching a movie or taking a hike at Grimes Point or go off-roading somewhere beyond the maddening crowd. In past Best of
Published: February 9, 2016
The Lady Wave basketball team took on all comers this weekend and sent two teams packing with a 63-24 win against Elko on Friday and a 51-15 win over Spring Creek on Saturday at home. The Lady Indians sit at 11-4 overall and 9-3 in D1-A and the Lady Spartans are at 7-15 overall and 5-8. Fallon remains undefeated, 24-0
Published: February 9, 2016
With seeding for the D1-A playoffs only one game away, the Greenwave varsity basketball team finds itself in the danger zone after losing two home games, 61-50 to Elko on Friday and 53-49 to Spring Creek on Saturday. The Wave played Truckee at home Tuesday night.Fallon’s record stands at 9-15 overall and 6-9 in D1-A, but coach Brad Barton said
Published: February 9, 2016
The Greenwave wrestling team got a taste of the Division I-A competition on Saturday and now knows what needs to be done to win the regional tournament in front of the home crowd.Fallon finished 5-2 in the Northern Division I-A Duals at Spring Creek, despite having to forfeit two weight classes in five matches and three classes in the remaining
Published: February 9, 2016
Churchill County High School is moving up in the world of track and field, and the newly added shot put arena is an example. Planning and construction on the installation began last year, according to track coach Steve Heck.“We, the school, started planning this last year when we learned they would put the (auxiliary) gym there,” Heck said. “We figured
Published: February 9, 2016
High Sierra Lacrosse invites the public to the annual jamboree in Fallon. The jamboree is the league’s traditional kickoff to the high school lacrosse season with boys and girls teams from Truckee, North Tahoe, Fallon, Reno and Sparks high schools competing in scrimmages throughout the day. While the jamboree helps teams and officials prepare for the official start of the
Published: February 9, 2016
Entering the 2016 baseball season, Western Nevada College knew the strength of its club was starting pitching. Opponents are discovering that on their own. Cochise College, the 13th-ranked team by the National Junior College Athletic Association, certainly won’t dispute that claim.Sophomore left-hander Chase Kaplan provided WNC with its fourth straight solid start as the Wildcats completed a series sweep of
Published: February 9, 2016
Western Nevada College sophomore center fielder DJ Peters has been selected as the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his offensive output during the opening week of the season.Peters provided the Wildcats with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and two walks.“DJ has started the spring in midseason form,” said WNC coach D.J. Whittemore. “This
Published: February 9, 2016
Several Carson City students competed in the FIRST LEGO League Northern Nevada State Championship, bringing home four awards for Carson.Four teams from Eagle Valley Middle School, Carson Middle School and Fritsch Elementary School competed in the state championship at the University of Nevada, Reno.The students are a part of the Lego Robotics class at each school, and qualified in December
Published: February 7, 2016
The Carson City School District recently approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year, making changes to the dates of spring break and winter break.The School Board approved the calendar, which included school starting on Aug. 22 and ending June 2, with Carson High graduation predicted for June 3. Students will see changes with the dates of spring break and
Published: February 7, 2016
Nevada Wildlife officials are warning Carson City residents not to feed the deer.Department spokesman Chris Healy said not only is it bad biologically, deer populations can attract large predators such as mountain lions. Healy also said it is just plum illegal.Intentionally feeding deer is punishable by a warning the first time and Healy said the department has issued a number
Published: February 8, 2016
An 18-year-old Carson City man died Monday morning after he was hit walking along Interstate 580 in north Washoe alley.Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the incident at I-580, north of the Bellevue Road overpass in Washoe Valley at 1:07 a.m. Monday. According to NHP, Chile Bartels, 18, of Carson City was walking northbound in the slow lane when a red
Published: February 8, 2016
Five men have been arrested so far in connection with alleged methamphetamine distribution following a Tri-Net narcotics raid early Tuesday morning.Local officials breached an apartment at the Woodside Drive Stanton Arms Apartments around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. The apartment was suspected to be a methamphetamine distribution residence after Tri-Net officials conducted a four-month investigation, buying nearly three-quarters of a pound
Published: February 9, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking an energy task force to take up hot-button issues including rooftop solar rate-setting and the Clean Power Plan. The governor’s chief strategy officer, Dale Erquiaga, announced plans Tuesday to reconvene the New Energy Industry Task Force for the next year. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission set new rates late last year for
Published: February 9, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Steve Canavero state Superintendent of Education.Canavero has been interim superintendent since last September when Dale Erquiaga left the position to become Sandoval’s chief strategy officer.“Steve has been instrumental in implementing the sweeping reforms and successfully fulfilling the mission behind the unprecedented investment recently made in Nevada’s public education systems,” said Sandoval..He praised Canavero’s understanding of
Published: February 9, 2016
Fireworks at the Carson City Airport Saturday surprised and alarmed a large number of area residents.But City Manager Nick Marano said he’ll try to make sure it won’t happen again.Airport Manager Tim Rowe actually applied for and got a event permit for the fireworks, which were part of a memorial event.But Marano said there was no public notice because the
Published: February 9, 2016
Sep 29, 1933 - Feb 06, 2016Mary Louise Sheppard Dennis died on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, following a brief bout with cancer. She was brave to the end and will be missed by family, friends and all those who had the privilege of associating with her. Louise was born on September 29, 1933
Published: February 9, 2016
Aug. 13, 1948 - Jan. 25, 2016Peggy Lynn (Bryant) Swallow, 67, passed away January 25, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. She was born on August 13, 1948 at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, California to Grover Thomas and Ruth Bryant. Peggy grew up in Hawthorne, California and remained in the area until the late 1980’s when she relocated
Published: February 9, 2016
Documentary filmmaker and award-winning author Nicholas Clapp will share stories from his new book, “Virginia City: To Dance with the Devil,” at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at St. Mary’s Arts Center in Virginia City. The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture presents historical lectures on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The cost is $5 per person. For
Published: February 9, 2016
Salvation Army Thrift Store, 180 E. Winnie Lane, is hosting a President’s Day sale on Monday. Other sales are planned on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17; Good Friday, March 25; and Earth Day, April 22. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 775-885-1898.
Published: February 9, 2016
Susan Barton, a dyslexia expert and founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, will be featured in a presentation about dyslexia from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Washoe Room at Harrah’s Reno.Barton’s will cover dyslexia’s inheritance patterns and the genetic link; symptoms of mild dyslexia in adults; warning signs in children; why most dyslexic children don’t qualify for
Published: February 9, 2016
Tickets are available for $50 each for the 17th Annual Carson Host Lions Club Crab Feed, planned at 6 p.m. March 4 at Fuji Park Pavilion. The fundraiser for local charities and projects offers live music, dinner, dancing and raffles.For more information, call Tim Kniffen at 775-885-7033, or Phil Christopherson at 775-315-8108, or go to eclubhouse.org/sites/carsoncitynv/.
Published: February 9, 2016
Marjorie Springmeyer, conservationist, philanthropist and outspoken advocate, passed away at her home in Minden, NV surrounded by family and friends Thursday, January 28th. She was 93. Marjorie was born July 23, 1922 in Gardnerville, NV to Stella Van Dyke and Knox Johnson, both of whom were early settlers in the Carson Valley and South Lake Tahoe areas. Marjorie’s early childhood
Published: February 9, 2016
150 years agoThe Fenians. We understand there will be a very full turn out of the Fenian Brotherhood at the Lincoln celebration next Monday. The Irishmen who comprise that order in this state are a fine, stalwart body of men and will make a very handsome appearance if they turn out en masse.130 years agoMiss Perkins, in her breech of
Published: February 8, 2016
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (our area) has held that policyholders in mutual insurance companies have no tax basis in the stock issued to them when the insurance company demutualizes.There are two ways to own stock in an insurance company. A Stock insurance company issues stock to purchasers of the stock, just like other stock companies. They can raise
Published: February 8, 2016
Last week I stood at the entrance to the Senior Center off the Long Street dining room. Some 150 seniors were spread out enjoying the regular lunch. Ruben sandwiches were on the menu, and the sandwiches were thick and juicy. Another 200 or some Meals on Wheels were on their way to seniors around town. And as I battled my
Published: February 8, 2016
Future solvency of PERS in questionIn 2015 the Nevada Legislature made changes to Public Employee Retirement System of Nevada, or PERS. This was done to address the inadequacy of funding future retirees. Unfortunately, other storm clouds are on the horizon for retired Nevada employees’ current pensions. This affects tens of thousands of retirees.Case in point —1. The funding ratio of
Published: February 8, 2016
The Israeli government expressed “astonishment and disappointment” today at West German’s release of the three Munich Olympic terrorists to Arab guerrillas who threatened to blow up a German airliner with 20 other persons aboard. Foreign Minister Abba Eban asked for an explanation from Bonn. Eban told the German ambassador, Jesco von Puttkamer, Bonn’s “surrender” to the Arab guerrillas “constitutes a
Published: February 8, 2016

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