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MINDEN — Never mind the final score. As far as the Fallon volleyball team was concerned, its season-opening 3-0 defeat Tuesday night against Douglas was simply another step in preparation for a highly challenging conference season.Douglas (5-3), the defending Northern Division I Region Tournament champion, won swept Fallon 25-11, 25-17, 25-21. The Tigers rallied back to win the final game
Published: September 3, 2015
The power of doubles led the Fallon boys tennis team to an opening 10-8 win over North Tahoe on Tuesday at the Edward Aricinega Complex.Myles Getto and Eric Sabatino, the Greenwave’s No. 1 duo, dropped just one game in three matches as the pair anchored Fallon’s victory.“I think we did pretty good for our first time out,” Fallon coach Jesse
Published: September 3, 2015
Now it matters.Now it is time for the Fallon football team to plug its holes, fine tune its advantages and open the Northern Division I-A slate with a win.Coming off a tough 34-23 loss to Tokay (Calif.), the Greenwave hits the field in their home opener at 7 p.m. today against Truckee at the Edward Arciniega Complex.“It’s league now, so
Published: September 3, 2015
It’s not the same injury that knocked him out of his last season with the Jets.But Fallon’s Josh Mauga finds himself traveling memory lane after suffering an Achilles heel injury during preseason last month with the Kansas City Chiefs. Mauga has missed the last two preseason games as the Chiefs competed in their last tune-up on Thursday before the regular
Published: September 3, 2015
September is one of the best sports months of the year.Baseball pennant races tighten. College and pro football begins. And another edition of high school sports floods the area from the Greenwave competing on the football field to battling on the golf course.With the third chapter of the Brian Polian era at Nevada, fans will get a strong feel for
Published: September 3, 2015
Death threats made against a Carson City District Court judge included a Christmas card with the words “You Will Die” inside, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.The Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigation Division, has been investigating multiple incidents of attempted violence against Carson City Judge John Tatro. Tatro received a written threat
Published: September 3, 2015
Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association is looking for anyone in the Carson City area interested in taking an amateur radio general license class, which will be held for two hours an evening for eight weeks. Location and dates will be determined upon interest shown. To upgrade a technician’s license, call Billie Jo McAfee at 530-577-8434. Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association
Published: September 3, 2015
All retired active and retired federal employees are invited to attend National Active Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, Chapter 1329’s meeting on Sept. 15 at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant on South Carson Street. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, which will be followed by a business meeting at noon. Current and proposed legislation before Congress that affects the
Published: September 3, 2015
Carson City Natives & Newcomers is putting on a picnic and fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Family, at Highway 50 and Saliman Road. Chicken will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite dishes to share. Some attendees will wear clothing they bought at Classy Seconds on Hot Springs Road. All purchases there
Published: September 3, 2015
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has voted to reinstate a lawsuit arguing that Nevada failed to provide required voter registration services to the poor.The suit was filed by the National Council of La Raza and the Las Vegs and Reno-Sparks branches of the NAACP.That means the organizations providing voter registration drives in low-income areas can go back to Nevada’s
Published: September 3, 2015
RENO — The Reno Housing Authority is accused of violating U.S. labor laws by hiring assistant apartment managers at public housing units to work long hours for only a fraction of the minimum wage, with no overtime, in exchange for free rent. Lawyers for a disabled U.S. military veteran are seeking class-action status for the suit over the practice they
Published: September 3, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Electric carmaker Tesla has announced that it will obtain lithium for its batteries from two companies in northern Mexico, leaving Nevada lawmakers who approved major tax incentives for the company frustrated. In 2014 the Nevada Legislature approved $1.3 billion in tax incentives for Tesla’s Reno gigafactory. The Las Vegas Sun reports that during legislative debates over the
Published: September 3, 2015
Rita Geil and other poets will be featured in True Lies and Lullabies, an evening of big-band music and poetry with Mile High Jazz Band and vocalist Cindee LeVal from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the courtyard outside Comma Coffee in Carson City. Along with Geil, the program will feature Wayne Carlson, Joe Crowley, Krista Lukas, and Susan Sara
Published: September 3, 2015
Where’s lawsuit against teaching of religion of evolution in schoolsThe headline “ACLU sues to block school vouchers program” on Aug. 28 reveals the blatant hypocrisy of the ACLU and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State. They are suing to block Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts program because they are worried that some taxpayer money might go to a
Published: September 3, 2015
Bloody campus — Two dead; 75 injured in brutal college riotingOxford, Miss. — UPI — Negro James Meredith, 29, registered today at the University of Mississippi and began attending classes on a campus littered with debris of a major riot that took two lives and injured at least 75 persons.“It is not a happy occasion,” he said. About 400 U.S.
Published: September 3, 2015
The medical staff of Carson Tahoe Health is offering the Jack L. Davis Memorial Scholarship fund to benefit Western Nevada College students, in memory of the orthopedic surgeon who passed away earlier this year.The memorial scholarship, administered by the Western Nevada College Foundation, is designed to support and encourage the science professionals of tomorrow by contributing $1,000 each year to
Published: September 3, 2015
An annual festival that celebrates art and agricultural life found in Mason and Smith valleys is returning Sept. 10-12 at the Jeanne Dini Center, 120 N. California St. in Yerington. Yerington Theatre for the Arts’ sixth annual Taste of the Valley Festival showcases local foods, arts, music, culture and tradition. The three-day event includes a street festival, art show, farm-to-fork
Published: September 3, 2015
Carson Valley Community Theatre is selling tickets for its upcoming production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” a comedy about the misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks solitude in a small New England town. The show, written by John Patrick and directed by Dave Josten, follows Myra Marlowe to Beaver Haven in New England, where she writes her
Published: September 3, 2015
Downtown Carson Street’s makeover design at the 60 percent stage was presented to a city government citizens’ panel Wednesday, but members bypassed acting on it.The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee (RACC) learned of a few changes from the 30 percent design, but apparently wanted options to ponder, so it tabled action on recommending it to the Board of Supervisors. Mike Bennett
Published: September 3, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments over whether Sen. Ben Kieckhefer’s lawsuit charging a campaign ad defamed his reputation.The television ad charged Kieckhefer, a Republican who represents south Reno and Carson City, “endorsed and supported Harry Reid in 2010.”Kieckhefer sued charging Gary Schmidt, a GOP challenger, had irreparably damaged his political reputation.Washoe District Judge Jerry Polaha granted Kieckhefer
Published: September 3, 2015
The Nevada Wolf Pack football team is well aware it should beat the UC Davis Aggies rather easily at 7 p.m. tonight in its season opener at Mackay Stadium.It’s just nobody is allowed to talk about it.“We overlook nobody,” Pack head coach Brian Polian said. “I can’t imagine we’re looking past anybody.”The Football Championship Sub-division Aggies, of the Big Sky
Published: September 3, 2015
Corey Jasper has shuffled between guard and center more times than he can count during his Carson High football career. While many players would complain, Jasper doesn’t. He’s all about team, and that attitude is what CHS coach Blair Roman loves about him.“Whatever the team needs him to do, he’ll do,” said Roman, whose 0-1 Carson Senators visit McQueen Friday
Published: September 3, 2015
MINDEN — Sophomore Talyn Jackson produced a quadruple double to help lead Douglas to a 3-1 victory against Yerington Wednesday.Douglas (6-3) rallied from a first set setback to take the non-league win by scores of 21-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-13 in a matchup between two of the North’s top programs. Douglas is the defending Northern Division I Region Tournament champion and
Published: September 3, 2015
Abel Sanchez is making up for lost time.Sanchez, who was academically ineligible last season, celebrated his first varsity game with two goals to lead Carson High’s boys soccer team to a resounding 6-0 season-opening win over out manned Reno in a Division I crossover match Wednesday night at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.Both of Sanchez’s goals came in
Published: September 3, 2015
The long anticipated EPIC Report was released Tuesday by the Economic Development authority of Western Nevada.The report has been cited for months in reference to predictions of significant job growth in the region over the next five years, which is expected to spur monumental population growth.The report provides four possible growth scenarios for a five-county study area comprised of Washoe,
Published: September 3, 2015
A reader has challenged me to opine on “a method of changing our current system of government that we could implement to begin a return to the original intent of a constitutional republic.”I doubt the reader meant one way of changing our “system” so much as reforming how the government works in the 21st century. Otherwise, we would be looking
Published: September 3, 2015
150 Years AgoFord’s Theater. Ladies in Washington are planning to raise $55,000 for a fund to purchase Ford’s Theater. If Congress is unwilling to appropriate the whole amount required for the purchase, they will be willing to make up the whole purchase. They intend to convert the building into a magnificent public library.130 Years AgoCandelaria flagpole. They say the camp
Published: September 3, 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.DJ Bobby G will be present Country Night at 6 p.m. today at Living the Good Life,
Published: September 3, 2015
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an attempted arson on a Carson City judge.The Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigation Division, has been investigating multiple incidents of attempted violence against Carson City Judge John Tatro. With the most recent incident being on May
Published: September 2, 2015
A dozen Nevada lawmakers were pleasantly surprised a week or two back when their constituents received full color fliers in the mail urging support for their vote in favor of taxes to improve K-12 education.The flier received by voters in Sen. Ben Kieckhefer’s Carson City and south Reno district leads off with: “Senator Ben Kieckhefer stands up for Nevada Children.
Published: September 2, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE — Wildlife officials on Wednesday released a mother black bear and her cub into the Sierra wilderness, one day after they were accidentally trapped near a home in Crystal Bay.The six-year-old, 150-pound sow and her 30-pound male cub were trapped Tuesday morning in Crystal Bay, according to a statement from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.NDOW labeled it “a
Published: September 2, 2015
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. — A second person has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Washoe County, health officials confirmed Tuesday.The individual, who lives in the Rosewood Lakes area of Reno, was hospitalized for several days with the neuroinvasive form of WNV, according to the Washoe County Health District.District Communications Manager Phil Ulibarri said the individual exhibited typical symptoms of
Published: September 2, 2015
A woman found dead in her living room on Tuesday night was identified as Gardnerville resident 82-year-old Phyllis Lewis.Her husband, 86-year-old William Lewis, was in the home at 1471 Edlesborough Circle when deputies found her body, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks.He’d barricaded himself in the house and was taken away on a gurney after officers learned he
Published: September 2, 2015
SlotWorld in Carson City will donate all proceeds made at Betsy’s Cafe on Sept. 10 to the family of Deputy Carl Howell, who was killed on the morning of Aug. 15 in the line of duty while responding to a physical domestic disturbance call.For more information, call SlotWorld at 775-882-7568.
Published: September 2, 2015
David Ruf, owner of Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City, is presenting a series of gardening workshops this month at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.A session about composting is at 10 a.m. Saturday. Autumn container planting is the topic of a session at 1 p.m. Sept. 12.Fall bulbs for spring color is at 10 a.m. Sept. 19. A
Published: September 2, 2015
Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his monthly “Breakfast with Brad” meeting from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.Carson City residents are encouraged to come with both questions and ideas regarding Carson City issues. No purchase is necessary. Bonkowski buys the coffee.
Published: September 2, 2015
TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will feature Elizabeth Pitcairn, a violinist who will play the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City. Also on the program are soloists and the 70-voice Symphony Chorus performing selections from the Verdi Requiem. Tickets are available at the door or at www.toccatatahoe.org.
Published: September 2, 2015
A chili feed fundraiser for local veterans is planned from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Veterans Hall, at the corner of Second and Curry streets. The event, hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary #3726, offers bowls of chili with all the fixings for $5 per person.For more information, call Shirley Amundson at 775-883-4736.
Published: September 2, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.TUESDAYAt 12:57 p.m., a 63-year-old Dayton man was arrested on suspicion of DUI-first offense after deputies responded to reports of a welfare check at the College Parkway Nevada State Bank because a man had ran over two curbs and was parked, hunched
Published: September 2, 2015
A recent article by Assemblyman Randy Kirner claimed that the record spending and largest-ever tax increase adopted this year by Nevada legislators and Gov. Brian Sandoval showed “great restraint and balance” and “responsible management” and will “secure a better future for our community and our children.”That’s all false, and the numbers he used for support are totally misleading.His key claim
Published: September 2, 2015
MINDEN — The Douglas Tigers used a balanced attack to sweep past Fallon 3-0 in a non-conference match on Tuesday night.Douglas (5-3) won by 25-11, 25-17, 25-21. The Tigers rallied back to win the final game after trailing by scores of 18-13 and 20-15.Talyn Jackson contributed 20 assists, eight kills and two aces for the Tigers. Taryn Allmett finished with
Published: September 2, 2015
This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and Carson City Health and Human Services is focusing on helping Carson City families find ways to raise happy, healthy kids. Currently, one in three American children is overweight or obese. These children are at
Published: September 1, 2015
If Dec. 7, 1941 was “A day that will live in infamy,” with the sinking of our battleship USS Arizona BB-39, then Sept. 2, 1945, was a monumental day on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri, “Big Mo,” BB — 63. Japan’s surrender spared the pain and suffering of 1 million American casualties and tens of millions of Japanese
Published: September 2, 2015
I’m in the midst of a move, relocating after a 15-year sojourn in a cabin at a spring in a leafy canyon, midway down the Virginia Range’s east slope, in American Flat. The Comstock’s current mining project here has surpassed our level of tolerance, and our life in paradise is drawing to a close.The new shop/living space is smaller than
Published: September 2, 2015
150 Years AgoOldest man in the world. In Caledonia, Wisc., lives Joseph Crele, who is 139 years old, according to his record of baptism. He speaks English quite imperfectly, but converses fluently in French. He is active, chops wood and walks several miles.130 Years AgoAttacked by an eagle. Tom Winster had been prospecting in Camp Creek country with the 7-year-old
Published: September 2, 2015
When I was in our local bank awhile ago, one of the tellers said she liked my column, so I asked what she’d like to see next. The response was a typical one for summer gardeners: what in the world to do with all the extra summer squash and zucchini that are so prolific this time of year. And then
Published: September 2, 2015
Hopes natural vegetation can be restoredMr. Powell is correct on his commentary. My observation is that prior to the freeway completion to Fairview that the deer seldom crossed Carson Street. The reduced traffic seems to have removed or lessened that hazard barrier for them. I am guessing that opening the next section may see them expand there territory more to
Published: September 2, 2015
May 20, 1910Comet’s tail swerved, missing Earth entirelyIn all parts of the world astronomers are puzzling over the action of Halley’s comet. Wednesday at 4 o’clock p.m. was the time fixed for the earth to enter the tail of the visitor but there has so far been nothing doing. In all the observatories of the earth scientists are studying the
Published: September 2, 2015
Quality of Life tax revenues will ascend from about $2.1 million last fiscal year to $2.6 million in Fiscal Year 2019-20, a Carson City government projection shows.Those figures were disclosed during a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting Tuesday by Roger Moellendorf, Parks and Recreation Department director, who ventured the opinion that means revenues in FY20 would be about what the
Published: September 2, 2015
Feb. 10, 1923 - Aug. 31, 2015Robert “Skip” Brandt died in his home at Carson Plaza on August 31, 2015 in Carson City, NV. He was 92. Mr. Brandt was born on February 10, 1923 in Quincy, Illinois to his parents Charles and Daisy Brandt. During World War II, he served four years in the Air Force and flew fifty
Published: September 2, 2015
Mallory and Molly Otto are identical twins. They dress alike, talk alike and finish each other’s sentences. And, they play a pretty good game of soccer, too.Mallory scored twice off assists from, you guessed it, Molly, and the Carson Senators went on to knock off Reno, 3-1, in a Division I crossover girls season-opening soccer match Tuesday night at the
Published: September 1, 2015
GARDNERVILLE — At approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Douglas County Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Edlesborough Circle for a suspicious circumstance report. When deputies arrived they found evidence of a crime. Deputies made entrance into the residence and found a female victim dead in the living room and a male barricaded inside the residenceDouglas County Sheriff’s CNT and SWAT
Published: September 1, 2015
GARDNERVILLE — At approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Douglas County Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Edlesborough Circle for a suspicious circumstance report. When deputies arrived they found evidence of a crime. Deputies made entrance into the residence and found a female victim dead in the living room and a male barricaded inside the residenceDouglas County Sheriff’s CNT and SWAT
Published: September 1, 2015
In an effort to get their best athletes on the field more often, the Carson Senators are going to make a couple of subtle changes on both sides of the ball when they visit McQueen at 7 p.m. Friday night in a football non conference game.The first change is standout senior wide receiver Connor Pradere could see much more action
Published: September 1, 2015
After being neglected for years during the recession, Nevada’s Capitol is getting nearly $1 million worth of much-needed repairs and upgrades.The most prominent work right now is the total remodeling of the main floor restrooms. That work, costing a total of $273,276 for both the men’s and women’s restrooms, is nearing completion. Public Works Manager Gus Nuñez said not only
Published: August 30, 2015
Imminent sale of the Empire Ranch Golf Course complex for $3.5 million is anticipated, and the buyer is being made aware of Carson City government’s need to continue disposing of treated effluent there.Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury said an offer came at an Aug. 25 hearing in the District of Nevada U.S. Bankruptcy Court, that escrow is expected to
Published: September 1, 2015
A grand opening is set Sunday for the new Firehouse Subs fast casual restaurant in Suite 1 at 3120 U.S. Highway 50 East.The chain outlet features meats and cheeses steamed on a sub roll with produce and condiments, as well as other fare. This outlet is owned by Damon and Karin Kreizenbeck and Patrick and Kay Lindsay. Like other restaurants
Published: September 1, 2015
In response to recent community-wide assessments, Churchill Community Coalition is launching an alcohol prevention campaign targeting the local sale and distribution of alcohol to minors. Despite laws regarding drinking age, many of our youth engage in the use of alcohol. This is supported by a general consensus that alcohol is easily accessible, socially accepted, advertised, glamorized, and not strictly enforced
Published: September 1, 2015
There are more Republicans running for their party’s nomination for president than Carter has liver pills, to coin an old, old phrase. When it comes to many of the things that most Americans seem to agree on they are all as silent as a church mouse. Oh, they’re talking alright, but it’s not what they are saying that you need
Published: September 1, 2015
It might still be hot August nights in Nevada, but get ready for the Mother of All Blizzards!No, I’m not talking about that white stuff that falls from the sky on Christmas.I’m talking about the major league snow job - with a blizzard of propaganda - that Gov. Brian Sandoval is about to unleash on Nevada voters in his efforts
Published: September 1, 2015
We think Carson City resident Steven David’s idea to name the Carson City Freeway after Deputy Carl Howell. It would be an excellent way to honor the deputy who gave his life in the line of duty on Aug. 15.Howell’s sacrifice during a domestic battery call on Aug. 15 was an example of how one good man can prevent a
Published: September 1, 2015
Nobody likes visiting the doctor, no matter how nice they are or sitting waiting to be seen. My son Doug and I have had our full share of illness, doctors and hospitals this last year. Make no mistake, we’re both very, very thankful for the help we’ve received. Due to all of this, I looked heavenward and said, “enough, already.”
Published: September 1, 2015
JOIN, Inc., a nonprofit career training agency in Northern Nevada, announced Monday funding for enrollment of low-income young adults in free occupational skill courses.JOIN, also sometimes called Job Opportunities in Nevada, announced the funding is from the U.S. Department of Labor and Nevadaworks to enroll young adults who are 18 to 24, and the skill courses are intended to lead
Published: September 1, 2015
With less than an hour left before the 5 p.m. Monday deadline, the Coalition for Nevada’s Future filed suit in Carson City District Court to block the petition that seeks to have voters block the 2015 legislative tax package.The petition was filed Aug. 10 by anti-tax protesters led by Chuck Muth challenging the entire text of Senate Bill 483, the
Published: September 1, 2015
The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during July 2015.Jeffrey Paul Appleby and Kristina Rae Appleby.Ruby Arias and Gerard Jackie De Los Santos.Gayle Baker and Timothy Baker.Maria Angela Beltran De Protti and Franco Wolfgang Protti.Doron Michael Biniamini and Dolores Mary Gardner.Robin Lynn Bowers and Michael Thomas Kobielsky.Lawrence George Brown and Wendy Ann Gilbert.Leslie Marie Byers and Robert David
Published: September 1, 2015
The first County Commission meeting of September will be conducted tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will discuss and that are up for possible action include the following:Consideration and possible action regarding special recognition of employees who participated in the fourth annual Community Day Event held on
Published: September 1, 2015
Another racy act led to a not guilty plea Tuesday in District Court.Like the couple discovered two years ago at the Churchill Arts Council, the most recent passionate public encounter lead to a pair of arrests.Paul Lee Jr. faces two charges when authorities arrested him for allegedly being wrapped in an intimate pose with Maylynn Boots, a transient, at a
Published: September 1, 2015
RENO — “Be proud of the place you live and live so that your place is proud of you,” is the paraphrased Abraham Lincoln quote Gov. Brian Sandoval shared with the soldiers and families of the Nevada Army National Guard’s 757th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion today as he spoke during a Yellow Ribbon ceremony that welcomed the unit home from
Published: September 1, 2015
Life sometimes can seem off kilter as responsibilities mount and people plow all their physical and mental resources into what seems to be the most pressing crisis of the moment.But Lumbie Mlambo said that’s a good time to take a step back. Everyone has the potential to shine in life’s darkest moments, but the key to achieving goals and an
Published: September 1, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio concluded his two-day swing in Northern Nevada Tuesday by addressing community leaders in Fallon followed by a rally at the convention center attended by more than 150 people.The junior U.S. senator from Florida is no stranger to Nevada, having attended third-through-eighth grade in Las Vegas and visiting Reno on numerous occasions.Prior to speaking, Rubio received
Published: September 1, 2015
Seventy years ago aboard the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay, Japanese officials officially signed a written agreement formally ending World War II. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander in the southwest Pacific and supreme commander for the Allies, signed on behalf of the Allied powers.Although the surrender occurred thousands of miles from Nevada, the initial training to end
Published: September 1, 2015
The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees heard concerns from several parents at their Thursday night meeting regarding a busing issue the district that occurred the first two weeks of school. Transportation Director Steve Russell admitted the first day of school didn’t go as planned. He said the problems were identified and were changed immediately so the same problem
Published: September 1, 2015
Nevada’s longest agricultural event begins in one week at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. The annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair, which merged earlier this year, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Labor Day weekend. The Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair that was merged earlier this year begins at 5 p.m. next Friday for a three-day run. The festival features
Published: August 27, 2015
100 Years AgoLithographs advertising the Nevada State Fair at Fallon have been sent to 32 towns in the state. It was announced yesterday that the fair management is endeavoring to arrange aeroplane flights every afternoon at the fairgrounds as a special attraction. The committee decided that the colors for the fair shall be alfalfa green and purple, corresponding to the
Published: August 27, 2015
The Nevada Wolf Pack football team is well aware that it should beat the UC Davis Aggies rather easily on Thursday night (7 p.m.) in its season opener at Mackay Stadium.It’s just that nobody is allowed to talk about it.“We overlook nobody,” Pack head coach Brian Polian said. “I can’t imagine we’re looking past anybody.”The Football Championship Sub-division Aggies, of
Published: September 1, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Big plays and missed opportunities cost the Fallon football team in its 2015 season opener. The Greenwave lost to Tokay (Lodi, Calif.) 34-23 on Friday night at South Tahoe High, allowing three unanswered touchdowns to the Tigers after taking a nine-point second half lead.“It’s early and we made a lot of mistakes,” Fallon head coach
Published: September 1, 2015
Two recent debut novels are worth checking out if you’re looking for something to close out your summer reading.“Dragonfish” (Norton) by Vu Tran is a nourish thriller set in contemporary Las Vegas. It’s the tale of an Oakland cop who’s till enamored of his ex-wife who left him sometime back and moved to Vegas where she’s hooked up with and
Published: September 1, 2015
Sparks had eight seniors on its roster in last season’s 1-8 campaign. This year, it has 22 athletes in their final year at Sparks High. Dominated by youth and inexperience a season ago, the Railroaders had trouble closing games in the fourth quarter. Despite owning a losing streak that dated back to 2011 for much of the season, coach Rob
Published: September 1, 2015
Nevada officials say an $11 million grant from the federal government could help them reduce suicide attempts and improve school performance among children with mental illnesses. Gov. Brian Sandoval and director Richard Whitley of the state Department of Health and Human Services announced the four-year grant on Tuesday. State officials say the money will help them develop mental health services
Published: September 1, 2015
Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for Aug. 11. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:Bamboo Garden, sushi bar, 3735 S. Carson St., scored 100 points. Bella Fiore Wines, 224 S. Carson St., 100 points. Centro Market, bakery, 2794 E. Highway 50, 100 points. Centro Market, grocery, 2794 E. Highway 50,
Published: September 1, 2015
Smoke and haze from the California Rough Fire is expected to clear from Northern Nevada by Wednesday afternoon.Winds from the south have pushed light smoke in from the fire, but southwest winds should push the haze back out of the area Wednesday said Reno National Weather Service Meteorologist Alex Honn. Honn said that it is possible that the smoke may
Published: September 1, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 4:15 p.m., Lynette Lizotte, 46, was arrested on suspicion of felony fugitive from justice. No bail was set.At 6:38 p.m., David Wiseman, 30, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony battery with a deadly weapon and reckless driving-drag racing
Published: September 1, 2015
Members of the Nevada Supreme Court were told Tuesday advising a friend he doesn’t have to take a field sobriety test constitutes free speech, not the crime of obstructing a sheriff’s deputy.William Scott was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped in February 2014 after reportedly running a stop sign at 4 a.m. The deputy said he noticed a
Published: September 1, 2015
Oct. 26, 1936 - Aug. 19, 2015Arthur Silva, age 78, of Fallon, NV, formerly of Hawthorne, passed away on August 19, 2015. He was born in New Bedford, MA on October 26, 1936 to Manuel and Alexandria Sylvia. He was the youngest of five siblings: Mamie, Eileen, Frank and Natalie. Arthur served in the United States Air Force for 22
Published: September 1, 2015
June 23, 1942 - Aug 27, 2015Melvin Robert (Bob) Glenn born June 23,1942 to James L. and Bobbie D. Glenn in Gainsville, GA. Bob passed away on August 27, 2015 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, due to lung cancer. He was retired US Air Force TSGT, worked in transportation, served his country for 20 years, overseas stations
Published: September 1, 2015
July 19, 1925 - Aug. 29, 2015Lee Simonson passed away at home surrounded by his family on August 29, 2015. He was born July 19, 1925 in McGrath, Minnesota, 4th of 12 children. He then joined the Navy and served in WWII as an Ensign. He married Beryl Drayfahl in May of 1949, and they raised 4 children. Lee worked
Published: September 1, 2015
Mar. 5, 1926 - Aug. 17, 2015Patricia Ellen Orcutt succumbed to cancer on August 17, 2015, in northern Nevada. She was born March 5, 1926, to Kenneth and Lucile (Charles) McClernon. Pat was married to Kenneth Orcutt in Hawaii on March 19, 1983, where she had earned various pilots’ licenses and certifications, worked in aviation as an aircraft dealer, corporate
Published: September 1, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Another part of the drought-ridden West is attempting to make water conservation sexy, this time with funny ads in Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Water Authority this week launched a campaign on television, radio, print and social media themed: “There’s Nothing Sexier Than Saving Water.” The advertisements depict people adjusting watering clocks as members of the opposite
Published: September 1, 2015
In the first race of the season, Fallon senior standout Tristen Thomson made his mark at the Douglas Class Races on Friday in Minden.Thomson took 15th in the 4,000-meter senior division with a time of 14 minutes, 23.8 seconds, which was also good enough for fifth among Northern Division I-A runners.The mixed-bag event featured teams from Reno, Carson, Elko County
Published: September 1, 2015
Reno Aces Jamie Romak and Peter O’Brien have been named to the All-PCL Team, the Pacific Coast League announced Monday.The Aces join the El Paso Chihuahuas as the only two teams in the PCL to have two players named to the team.Romak, 29, was selected to the team as the designated hitter. In 122 games, Romak is hitting .285 (129-for-452)
Published: September 1, 2015
Marco Rubio told a crowd of about 200 at the Carson City Community Center on Tuesday all of America’s problems can be solved and the American Dream restored if the country rejects the path both parties have taken it down in recent years.He said that includes immigration, the economy, education, the weakening of our military and health care, among others.“If
Published: September 1, 2015
The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City is hosting a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Children’s Museum is a nonprofit that receives no federal or state funding. The sale helps keeps the museum’s doors open. To donate a gently used item, call 775-884-2226.
Published: September 1, 2015
Carson City Kiwanis is hosting its second annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament on Sept. 19 at Empire Ranch Golf Course to help raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The event also includes a run/walk and bench press event. The run/walk will be at 8 a.m. Registration costs $30 in advance and $35 at the event. Children 12
Published: September 1, 2015
Live music, food and wine will be offered at Tahoe Ridge Winery Bistro & Marketplace’s grape stomp and party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Sign ups for stomping will be at 11 a.m., with the competition following at 11:30 a.m. Prizes for most juice stomped include a case of private label wine with a picture and
Published: September 1, 2015
Carson Animal Services Initiative is hosting its fourth annual CASI 5K-9 Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street. Check-in will be from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.This year’s event is kicking off the Carson City Visitor’s Bureau’s Dog Days of Summer event, which offers a weekend of dog friendly events Sept. 24-27 around
Published: September 1, 2015
A 5K and one-mile children’s fun run is offered in St. Teresa of Avila’s annual Awesome Autumn Run on Sunday, Sept. 20, at Fuji Park. Entry includes a T-shirt; a water bottle; a drink voucher on packet pickup day for the St. Teresa Fall Up Get Down Festival; and $5 off a bounce house on packet pickup day.The 5K starts
Published: September 1, 2015
A moonlight train ride on the V&T hosted by Secret Service Catering will leave Virginia City’s F St. station at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and take passengers on an hour-and-a-half trip near American Flats. The cost is $42 and includes a boxed dinner of a pork and corn salsa sandwich, spinach salad, brownies with cherries and nuts and hard cider.
Published: September 1, 2015
Tahoe Ridge Winery Bistro & Marketplace, 1105 S. Carson St., hosts an evening for WINOS, or Women In Need of Sanity, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Discounts on appetizers are offered, as well as half off the price of a glass of wine. For more information, call 775-473-1790, or go to www.tahoeridgewinery.com.
Published: September 1, 2015
@ Two Digital Learning Center at the Carson City Library is offering free digital learning classes this month. Introduction to Word will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. Computers for beginners will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 8. Introduction to Excel formatting, a prerequisite to introduction to Excel calculations, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept.
Published: September 1, 2015
Connie Stevens, an actress and singer who appeared on “The Bob Cummings Show,” “Sugarfoot,” and “77 Sunset Strip,” will reminisce with the Rockin’ Rev at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on AM 1180 KCKQ and at www.americanmatters.us.In 1959, Stevens teamed up with Edd “Kookie” Byrnes to record the hit record, “Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb).” She followed it up with a
Published: September 1, 2015

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