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About four centuries ago, an Englishman named Bacon blazed a trail on the path a Nevadan named Bacon follows to this day.Francis Bacon, credited with being among the fathers of modern science, in his writings captured the catalytic thought of his age. Some others knew it, even practiced it, but he uttered the relevant truth in a fashion that still
Published: August 30, 2015
Carson High School’s 21st Century Learning Center grant is expanding this year to include support labs open to all students. These labs, which run Tuesday-Thursday from 2-4 p.m., will include tutoring in English, math and science, as well as tutoring targeted to struggling freshmen and sophomores. This free opportunity for students to get help in completing homework, projects and studying
Published: August 30, 2015
RENO — Even though it was the opening game of the 2015 season, it was the most anticipated battle of the season.After all, Carson and Reed had played in the last two regional championship games. The Raiders won both by a combined 11 points, so anybody associated with the game expected a close game.The game didn’t live up to its
Published: August 30, 2015
RENO — Greg Wallace gave Carson High football fans a glimpse of the future late last season when he gained 39 yards in mop-up duty.Wallace showed he’s ready for prime-time duty after his 73-yard effort in a 44-27 loss to Reed Saturday night at Mackay Stadium.“He really showed what he’s capable of,” Carson coach Blair Roman said. “I think he’s
Published: August 30, 2015
The Carson High volleyball team got off to an impressive start to the season by finishing third out of 40 teams at the high-powered Las Vegas Invitational Saturday.After going 3-0 in pool play Friday, the Senators advanced to the upper division and went 3-0 to advance to the semifinals of the event. CHS ended up 6-1 overall in the tournament.On
Published: August 30, 2015
The San Francisco Giants are playing musical chairs with their pitching staff this year. Sometimes moves are coming out of need and other times the team is finding it has too many starting pitchers. Tim Hudson, Tim Lincecum and now Matt Cain have or are spending time on the disabled list.The latest pitcher to head there is Cain, who hasn’t
Published: August 30, 2015
These photos taken by James Salanoa show a large group who gathered Saturday morning for the ribbon cutting to officially open the Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail west of Carson City and some of the beauty of the trail.
Published: August 30, 2015
Hundreds of players, coaches and officials participate in the AYSO Fall 2015 Opening Ceremonies at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City, on Saturday. Regional Commissioner Molly Walt says participation in the league is up 18 percent from last year with more than 700 players between the ages of 4-18.
Published: August 30, 2015
Feral cats shouldn’t be releasedIn response to the current feral cat issue, use common sense and say no to the release of feral cats. When these animals are allowed to live and kill our native wildlife, they negatively impact our environment. Wild birds and other wildlife are maimed and eaten by feral cats. Those of us who work in wildlife
Published: August 30, 2015
Sparked by the local Chamber of Commerce, a commercial airline has announced plans to begin daily flights from Carson City to Las Vegas, via Reno and Hawthorne, it was announced today. Airport manager Emile Basso said Silver State Airlines of Nevada will be in operation in about a month and offer daily round-trip flights to Las Vegas. Basso said the
Published: August 30, 2015
Local agent closes first side of business with Century 21Dave Will was recently recognized for closing his first side of business as a member of Century 21 Jim Wilson Realty. Century 21 Jim Wilson Realty is at 1502 N. Carson St. For more information, contact 775-882-2135 or jw@intothehome.com. Former Judge Jim Van Winkle joins Nevada Association of RealtorsThe Nevada Association
Published: August 30, 2015
Note: Menus for week of Aug. 31 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:MONDAY: Stuffed cabbage rolls over white rice, mixed vegetables, spiced pears and chocolate ice cream.TUESDAY: Tuna fish casserole, colorful salad, low-sodium French dressing, fresh bananas, whole wheat bread and unsalted margarine.WEDNESDAY: Hot dogs, buns, baked potato chips, pea
Published: August 30, 2015
Editor’s note: The Nevada Appeal presented the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the mayor and city manager an opportunity for a column. City Manager Nick Marano will appear next Sunday.On Saturday morning, Aug. 15, 2015, our community awoke to the staggering and gut-wrenching news during the early morning hours of that day, a Carson City Deputy Sheriff was shot and
Published: August 30, 2015
It’s amazing the difference 162 years can make — what started as a mining area in 1853 and the site of “The Comstock Lode” has now become “The Comstock Loop” in 2017, a regional transportation loop for Northern Nevada that’s going to move people well into the future of a growing economy, regional recreation and easy access to some of
Published: August 30, 2015
What a wonderfully generous, supportive community we have. Ethan McKinney’s Benefit Dinner/Auction on Aug. 8 brought the family financial and emotional support as over 400 people participated. So many individuals and businesses from Northern Nevada and beyond donated time, money, and auction items. The family is very grateful to Bently Enterprises, Coldwell Banker Select, Jennifer Worthington, Lori Goldberg (A LA
Published: August 30, 2015
Ask Steve Sanchez what inspired him to undertake the arduous road to receiving his tier two sommelier certification, and he immediately says, “because I’m a masochist.”Take it one step further, and he admits it was a dare between his buddy and himself, who had joined a wine-tasting club and eventually dared one another to take the test, which was given
Published: August 30, 2015
150 Years AgoAbraham Lincoln’s house. The Appeal has been shown a photograph of Lincoln’s house in Springfield, Ill., in which is exhibited the pallbearers who accompanied the remains to Illinois. Sen. Nye was among those in the photograph that was enclosed in a frame made of pieces of the log cabin that Mr. Lincoln built when a young man.130 Years
Published: August 30, 2015
A brief memorial event in Mills Park is set for the morning of Sept. 11 to recognize and honor those who lost their lives in the national attack on that date in 2001.The Carson City ceremony is set for 8:46 a.m. in the park at the World Trade Center I-beam Memorial site. It will include remarks by Mayor Robert Crowell,
Published: August 30, 2015
The following information applies to the period of Aug. 31 to Sept. 6. Crews will continue re-striping pavement markings on roadways throughout the city from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. today through Thursday. There will be a moving traffic control at locations where the striping occurs, with minor delays expected.Due to sidewalk improvements, there will be lane closures at the
Published: August 30, 2015
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical CenterTo Brittany Tapp of Carson City, a son, Timothy Sheldon Tapp, born Aug. 20, 2015, weighing 4 pounds and 8 ounces. To Asian Forrest and Xavier Smith of Wellington, a daughter, Jewel Leiah Smith, born Aug. 20, 2015, weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces. To Jennica Strickland and Jiri Stach of Carson City, a daughter, Autumn
Published: August 30, 2015
The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.SILVER DOLLAR: To all those who participated in last weekend’s HopeFest at Carson Tahoe Hospital, a fundraiser which provides needed resources locally in the fight to beat cancer. Carson Tahoe Health should also be commended
Published: August 30, 2015
“All lives matter,” I thought to myself Wednesday as I watched news coverage of a horrible shooting incident in southern Virginia, where two TV journalists were shot to death by a disgruntled former employee of their TV station. The shooter was black and the victims were white, but so what? Ten days earlier I watched a deeply moving funeral procession
Published: August 30, 2015
Carson City man attending Fort Lewis CollegeMajoring in geology, Garrick Hague of Carson City is set to start coursework at Fort Lewis College on Monday. Fort Lewis College is in Durango, Colo.
Published: August 30, 2015
Authorization for a new open space Carson City parks ranger is among items on Thursday’s Board of Supervisors agenda.The action would follow a recommendation from the Open Space Advisory Committee and was signaled earlier by the board action approving the work program outline calling for administration of the open space portion of the Quality of Life (Question 18) for management
Published: August 30, 2015
The Kit Carson Toastmasters has added six new members to their organization. From the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, are Diane Arvizo, Bill Brewer, Brandi Colunga, Tony Green, Eddie Holt and Kimberle McKee. As colleagues at work they wanted to improve their individual public speaking skills and now attend as a group. Kit Carson Toastmasters offers a program that reaches out
Published: August 30, 2015
WELLINGTON — The state engineer met with water rights holders in Mason and Smith valleys this week to outline the procedure for a possible cutback in their water. Jason King started the meeting here in Smith Valley Thursday with a summary of what is ahead for farmers and ranchers next season. “These are the important take home points,” said King.
Published: August 30, 2015
Patrons may have noticed something different about that new credit or debit card: the rectangular metallic design above the number on the left side.It’s a computer chip that’s going to make card transactions a lot more secure than the magnetic stripe everyone is used to.Named the EMV system, it doesn’t really affect the consumer. But it has one serious implication
Published: August 30, 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
May 6, 1923 - Aug. 22, 2015Norma “Tiny” Lucille Perondi Tiny Perondi died of natural causes August 22, 2015 at The Lodge. Tiny was 92. She was born May 6, 1923, in Sonora, California; to William and Leonora (King) Scrivens. Tiny lived her first 9 years of life in Tonopah, NV. She was preceded in death by her father William
Published: August 30, 2015
Aug 28, 1941 - Aug 23, 2015Bill Byrnes, age 73, died in his home in Dayton, Nevada on Sunday, August 23, 2015 after medical complications. Bill was born in San Francisco in 1941 and educated at Riordan High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at University of Nevada, Reno and his Master’s Degree at Northern Arizona University. He
Published: August 30, 2015
April 28, 1926 - Aug. 3, 2015Kathryn Mare (Gillard) Taschereau, 89 of Carson City, passed away on August 3, 2015, A celebration of her life will be held on Sat. Sept. 5th at 3pm at Calvary Baptist Church located at Hwy 50 and Flowery Ave. in Dayton. To view the complete obituary please visit www.autumnfuneral.com
Published: August 30, 2015
1956 - 2015Our beloved cowboy, Bracey Dean Neal, went to sleep for the last time on August 12, 2015. Bracey was born to Bracey and Evelyn Neal in Oregon where he grew up working in lumber mills, cowboying, and competing in motor cross races. As an adult he pursued his passion and became a timber-faller working in Oregon, Idaho, Washington
Published: August 30, 2015
Sep. 18, 1924 - Aug. 27, 2015Emily Louise Hanzal Keating was born on September 18, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska to her parents Frank A. Hanzal and Ann Kapalin Hanzal. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 27, 2015. In 1946, she earned her teaching degree at the Nebraska State Teacher’s College located in Kearney, Nebraska. Emily’s first teaching
Published: August 30, 2015
On Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the entirety of our public safety organizations, and community were rocked to our knees with the devastating news of the loss of Deputy Carl Howell. Yet before the sun would rise in the morning, the immediacy of our grief was met with the over-powering emotional support from the entire
Published: August 29, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — 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. Fallon (0-1) led 17-14 at halftime, scoring last in back and first
Published: August 29, 2015
It was a bittersweet moment walking out of Dayton High School on Friday, having just finished my first teaching job for Western Nevada College’s Jump Start program. I taught the Communications 101 class to juniors, who were on track to graduate with not only a diploma from Dayton High School but an associate’s degree from Western Nevada College as well.
Published: August 29, 2015
Nevada’s Division of Emergency Management has received $6,734,500 in two federal homeland security grants.A spokesman said the money will fund programs to improve emergency preparedness throughout the state. The money comes through two sources: the Urban Area Security Initiative and the State Homeland Security Program.The UASI grant is for $3 million to enhance regional preparedness by local as well as
Published: August 29, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Public agencies are teaming with private residents and business owners to combat nonnative species threatening some of Lake Tahoe’s famed nearshore ecosystems.The partnership follows a strategy outlined in conjunction with University of Nevada, Reno, scientists and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.The collaboration between the scientists and lakefront and marina business and homeowners focuses on Tahoe’s nearshore
Published: August 29, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: August 29, 2015
150 years agoThe settlers of Camp Independence (Owen’s River Valley) are to be afforded adequate protection hereafter. We published a day or two since the order for the return of the Company of troops recently stationed there, but now at Fort Churchill. Under an order, temporary buildings are to be constructed by soldiers using local materials at no cost —
Published: August 29, 2015
Some 10 or more years ago we entered the 4-wheeler world. For the first couple of years we rode someone else’s 4-wheeler. But soon it was clear even though we were always told we were “free to use them,” it was apparent to keep friendship and family in tack we needed to acquire our own little two track beasts. So
Published: August 29, 2015
Recently, the world mourned the loss of Cecil the lion. This majestic and famous lion was tragically killed when it appeared he was lured off of a protective park in Zimbabwe. The international attention to this killing has sparked outrage among animal conservationists, politicians and celebrities. Good, or bad. Right, or wrong. Everywhere I turned and everything I tuned into,
Published: August 29, 2015
Back 40 featured at First Baptist block party todayThe Back 40 Band will be featured at First Baptist Church’s block party to be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the church at the corner of Bath and Mountain streets in Carson City.The Back 40 Band plays country and classic bluegrass music. The band has been voted Metrolands
Published: August 29, 2015
LOVELOCK — The Dayton Dust Devils are an inexperienced team, and they played like it Friday night.The Dust Devils, in their first game under new head coach Tom Eck, struggled on both sides of the ball in a 38-0 loss to Division III powerhouse Lovelock at Joe Yanni Field.Lovelock’s offense, which produced four straight first-half scores, finished with 340 yards
Published: August 29, 2015
Ian Van Rensselaer started his comeback for the Carson High cross country team on the right foot Friday at the season-opening Douglas All Class Races in Gardnerville.Van Rensselaer, who fractured his tibia at the end of the spring track season and sustained a broken leg two years ago skiing, ran well in the senior boys race, placing third in 13:49.“This
Published: August 29, 2015
This is one of those times I would rather be writing about something else. It’s the part of racing I hate, having to say goodbye. Justin Wilson was a fierce competitor in whatever form of motorsports he participated, but most of all he was a truly nice guy. The freak accident at Pocono last Sunday that caused his death will,
Published: August 29, 2015
MINDEN — Quarterback Bryce James ran 69 yards for a touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage Friday night to provide early momentum for the Douglas High football team.In the end, however, McQueen rallied to score 20 unanswered points in the second half on its way to a 33-18 season-opening victory that spoiled the Tigers’ Hall of Fame Game
Published: August 29, 2015
Carson High fell just short of ending its 54-year regional championship drought last November in the finals against Reed.It was a frustrating and heartbreaking day for the Senators; a bitter pill to swallow.“The Reed game, definitely,” CHS wide receiver Connor Pradere said when asked about games he remembered the most in 2014. “We came so close. I think we should
Published: August 29, 2015
The ice bucket challenge for fundraising to help combat ALS takes on a drought-induced twist Sunday at Butler Meats in Carson City.David Theiss of Butler Meats in Frontier Plaza, whose wife Susan has the disease called Amyomorphic Lateral Sclerosis, said he expects 200 to show for an ice bucket challenge event using water filled balloons rather than buckets to control
Published: August 29, 2015
“Wind on the Sea, Tracks in the Sand,” an exhibit of watercolors by Victor Sandblom, is opening Monday at Western Nevada College in Carson City. The exhibit showcases landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. The show runs through Sept. 26 in the gallery, which is open during school hours. For more information, email Gil Martin at Gil.Martin@wnc.edu.
Published: August 29, 2015
Carson City building permits were solid last month and more were coming, Lee Plemel, Community Development Department director, said Friday.“Overall building permits were up the last couple of months,” he said. He then supplied data showing July was the second best month in the past year and recorded the highest valuation for overall building permits submitted in a month since
Published: August 29, 2015
I attended a fundraiser for S.T.E.P., Sierra Therapeutic Equestrian Program, a non profit organization, 33 Bellevue Drive, Washoe Valley. I’d never heard of S.T.E.P., and everyone should. Organized by Connie and Terry in Washoe Valley, they donate the use of their land, horses and time to children of special needs, and veterans and their families. The fundraiser was a great
Published: August 28, 2015
The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Thursday Carson City Deputy Carl Howell and suspect Jonathon Pope both died of gunshot wounds on Aug. 15. The two men died Aug. 15 after Howell, 35, responded to a domestic disturbance call at the 4100 block of Montez Drive. While one deputy was talking with the female victim on the lawn, Howell
Published: August 27, 2015
The Nevada Appellate Court has ruled inmates can’t get good time credits for time spent in a residential treatment facility.The ruling came in the case of Felix Soto who’s serving up to six years in prison for drug sales. He filed suit asking Washoe District Judge Janet Berry to give him additional presentence credits for the time spent in treatment
Published: August 28, 2015
Nevada’s Appellate Court has unanimously reversed the conviction of James Stojic on multiple counts of forgery, theft and credit card violations.Stojic entered a presentence motion to withdraw his guilty plea in the case after discovering instead of facing a single five year sentence as an habitual criminal, he would be sentenced to numerous sentences including forgery, possession of illegal drugs
Published: August 28, 2015
PHOENIX — Nevada education officials have tapped an Arizona lawmaker to run a new anti-bullying program championed by Gov. Brian Sandoval. State Sen. Ed Ableser, D-Tempe, said Friday he’ll leave the Legislature next month to run the Nevada Department of Education’s Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment. The vacancy created by the Tempe lawmaker’s resignation will be filled
Published: August 28, 2015
Homemade dog treats will be sold for $3 in Bakers for Barkers, a fundraiser for the Nevada Humane Society, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 in the lobby of the Peppermill in Reno. All proceeds go to the Nevada Humane Society. For more information, call 775-887-2171.
Published: August 28, 2015
Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd will host her monthly walkabout meeting on Friday, Sept. 11, when Abowd said she wants to talk about domestic violence in Carson City. To be a part of the discussion, meet at noon at the steps of the Carson City Community Center, and take a sack lunch if you would like.
Published: August 28, 2015
More than $120,000 was raised through sponsorships, and sale of raffle tickets, food and beverage during the 5th annual HopeFest hosted by the Carson Tahoe Health Foundation.All of the proceeds benefit cancer patient support and no-cost lodging at Carson Tahoe’s Merriner Cottages. “These funds support our neighbors who are already struggling with a cancer diagnosis and also need help with
Published: August 28, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.THURSDAYAt 5:11 p.m., a 50-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of assault and threats after deputies responded to reports of a domestic dispute near the 200 block of Allouete Way. Bail was set at $1,000.FRIDAYAt 1:33 a.m., a 22-year-old Carson
Published: August 28, 2015
The Nevada Department of Transportation and Lyon County Public Works are reminding motorists to be aware of a new traffic signal installed at U.S. 50 and Fortune Drive in Dayton.The signal was installed by developer 50 Fortune LLC. through a permit sponsored by Lyon County. Lyon County will maintain the traffic signal. For safety, the county has placed temporary roadside
Published: August 28, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Wildlife killed a black bear on Tuesday after it was deemed a public safety threat for displaying overly bold behavior at North Lake Tahoe.NDOW spokesman Chris Healy confirmed the 9-year-old, 450-pound male bear was captured some time overnight Monday off of Village Boulevard in Incline Village.It was tranquilized and put down on
Published: August 28, 2015
A 61-year-old Carson City man is expected to admit to charges of trafficking and sales of a controlled substance, his attorney told a judge on Wednesday.Dennis Walter Myers appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday with his attorney Maria Pence.Myers is waiving a preliminary hearing in connection with his arrest for allegedly selling methamphetamine, heroin and oxycontin.Myers’ Carson City
Published: August 28, 2015
While July’s gaming numbers were essentially flat statewide, the Carson Valley Area had a banner month, reporting a 10.35 percent increase in total win to $8.98 million.Game and Table win was up just 1.5 percent in the area, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as Carson City. But slot win was up $836,000 over the same month
Published: August 28, 2015
Christmas comes but once annually, and this year Carson City’s multi-purpose athletic center is likely to come with it.Barring any unexpected construction blockage, according to the main contractor and city officials, the $8.5 million project should be done before Dec. 25.“The bottom line is we’re on schedule to have a Christmas party,” said Bill Miles of Miles Construction, the construction
Published: August 27, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval has named deputy Wildlife Department Director as his new head of the Department of Administration.The department’s structure was greatly modified by the 2015 Legislature, which separated most administrative functions from the Budget Office, Executive Branch Audit and other financial functions.That created the new Governor’s Office of Finance under Jim Wells.Cates will manage functions including Personnel, Information Technology,
Published: August 27, 2015
Carson City saw a whopping 21.3 percent increase in sales tax numbers in June driven by double-digit increases in the capital’s three largest taxable sales categories.The largest category, auto sales, was up 20.2 percent to $22.6 million. That was joined by a 37.5 percent increase in General Merchandise Stores to just more than $12 million in sales and a 48.6
Published: August 27, 2015
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: August 27, 2015
150 years agoIndian skirmish. A correspondent of the Sacramento Union writing from Smoke Creek, Roop County, about 50 miles east of Susanville, under date of Aug. 12, says: Captain W.L. Knight and Lieutenant Frederick Weed, with a small detachment of Company D., Second Calvary California Volunteers, have just come in from a scout after Indians; having had a slight skirmish,
Published: August 27, 2015
New Dayton High football coach Tom Eck will be at a decided disadvantage when his Dust Devils take the field tonight (7 p.m.) in their 2015 opener at Lovelock.The reason? Well, there are a couple that come to mind.The first is the Mustangs had the benefit of a Saturday scrimmage against Spring Creek, while the Dust Devils’ get-together with Div.
Published: August 27, 2015
Over the course of the last 30-40 years three significant events have taken place regarding our urban deer population. One event developed slowly while the other two have evolved rapidly. The chronic issue developed over time as urban sprawl grew into deer habitat, the second issue was the habitat destruction resulting from the “Waterfall Fire” in 2004 and the third
Published: August 27, 2015
SPARKS — Carson High’s girls tennis squad opened the season with a 14-4 win over Spanish Springs in a Division I match Thursday afternoon.The doubles tandem of Amanda Schulz and Mikaela Asby went 3-0, the only CHS players to win three sets.Elise Brady and Heather Lamotte were 2-0 as were Emily McCaskill and Nancy Henrickson.Anya Woodbury went 2-0 in singles,
Published: August 27, 2015
Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The Nevada Wolf Pack made the safe and smart choice by naming Tyler Stewart as its starting quarterback for the 2015 season. The 21-year-old Stewart began studying the pistol offense under head coach Chris Ault back in 2012. He was the starting quarterback that gave coach Brian Polian his first Division I-A victory and
Published: August 27, 2015
After working more than a year to build a new football program, the Sierra Lutheran High School Falcons are prepared to take flight into their inaugural season.Sierra Lutheran, playing Division IV 8-man football, opens tonight with a 6 p.m. non-league game at Tonopah. For coach Jacob Schumacher and the Falcons, this has been a long-awaited date after they played a
Published: August 27, 2015
Western Nevada College’s Applied Industrial Technology program, which has seen a 50 percent increase in student enrollment between 2014 and 2015, is beginning renovations to expand its current facility, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the NV Energy Foundation.The grant provides funding to convert an exterior covered patio into an enclosed high tech robotics laboratory.“The program is currently operating out
Published: August 27, 2015
Although numerous pests have been plaguing my garden this year, my gardening spirit can’t be stifled. I find myself thinking about planting a fall veggie garden. Many plants will not only tolerate our late summer and fall temperature fluctuations, but will actually thrive. To be successful with a late summer planting for a fall harvest, plant seeds with that reach
Published: August 27, 2015
I’m not sure what kind of the grass grows at the dog park, but Watson seems to love its taste and is fussy about which grass he eats. I have tried giving him different kinds of grass, but he favors only the long, skinny, pointy type. He won’t eat lettuce at home, so what gives?Actually, I have noticed quite a
Published: August 27, 2015
GROW YOUR OWN, NEVADAThe University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight new “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at 12 locations statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing more of their own food.“Anyone can become a better gardener by attending these classes,” Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch
Published: August 27, 2015
“MAYDAY! MAYDAY!... My boat is sinking...!”This was the distress call heard recently by U.S. Coast Guard radio operators up and down the California coast.The Coast Guard (USCG) immediately launched helicopters, airplanes and cutters in an effort to save the crew of the civilian pleasure boat.But the crew and boat were never found.The next day, the MAYDAY calls continued, and USCG
Published: August 27, 2015
The mission remains the same.And like last year, the Fallon football team will also break in a fresh offensive backfield and several other pieces as the Greenwave aim to break a 30-plus year state title drought.Despite a lot of talent lost to graduation, Fallon simply reloaded this season with a fresh crop of experienced seniors and juniors stepping up to
Published: August 27, 2015
For the past three years, the Fernley football team has steadily climbed the ranks of the Northern Division I-A.Under coach Chris Ward, the Vaqueros have become a legitimate threat to win the league title. And for all-state offensive lineman Tyler Roemer, a championship is the goal.“I feel like we are going to have a great season,” he said. “I feel
Published: August 27, 2015
The Elko High School football team is coming off a successful 2014 campaign, in which the Tribe finished 9-2 and saw a return to the state semifinal, but lost 40-7 at Moapa Valley. The shoes to fill for 2015 are big and many.“We aren’t a really young team as far as age, but we have a lot of juniors and
Published: August 27, 2015
The Spartan’s football team hit the field this summer with their heads held high and an attitude that is bound and determined to outhustle, outrun and outplay any competitor that dares challenge their talented 2015 squad.Head coach Joel Jund said this year the team is young but also immensely talented.He is excited about his team’s potential, but he also suspects
Published: August 27, 2015
For the past several years, the Lowry High School football team has been one of the most successful in the state of Nevada. The Buckaroos have sent a number of its players off to college and they are contributing in big ways at the next level.However, it’s a different look this fall in many ways. Long-time head coach Tim Billingsley
Published: August 27, 2015
When the South Tahoe football team kicks off its 2015 campaign, it will mark the start of a new era. Under the direction of first-year head coach Louis Franklin, the Vikings enter the season full of confidence and ready to be a factor in Div. I-A Northern League.“We’re going to be competitive, and there’s not a game we shouldn’t be
Published: August 27, 2015
Two years without a playoff appearance is a rare and epic drought in Wolverine country, where Truckee football fans were spoiled to the tune of four consecutive state championships between 2009 and 2012.All signs point to a team on the rise, however, and 2015 could be the year that the former Division I-A powerhouse returns to prominence. “We had intrasquad
Published: August 27, 2015
A Lyon County deputy raised more than $11,000 for the family of the fallen Carson City Deputy Carl Howell.Nick Greenhut, who works in the Lyon County Detention Facility raised $11,250 in six days through GoFundMe after Deputy Howell was shot and killed last Saturday.“I cannot thank you enough for your support, I’m sure deputy Howell is smiling down on us
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
Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St. Fallon, NV 89406775-423-7096Monday-Friday Soup Served Monday–Thursday 11 a.m., Monday–Friday lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Age 60 and over: $3 suggested donation; under 60: $6. MondayChicken & DumplingsCarrot Raisin SaladGreen PeasFruit CocktailWheat Crackers TuesdayMeatloafGarden SaladMashed PotatoesBeetsOatmeal CookieWednesdayTurkey/Avocado Deli Sandwich on Hoagiew/cheese, lettuce, etc.Baked Potato ChipsFruited Jell-O ThursdayOven Fried ChickenWaldorf SaladCalifornia VeggiesWheat RollPineapple Upside Down
Published: August 27, 2015
SPARKS — Water users in Eureka County’s Diamond Valley are going to soon be testing a market for trading water in the same way shares of companies are traded on a stock exchange.The goal is to try out a more flexible way for managing and using water that avoids some of the pitfalls of Nevada’s century old prior-appropriation water rights
Published: August 27, 2015
RENO (University of Nevada) — JB Straubel, co-founder and chief technical officer of Tesla Motors, will share an energizing overview of how advanced battery technologies and electric cars can pave the way toward energy independence and economic development, and how education and innovation plays a key role in reaching those goals.Straubel will speak at the annual College of Engineering’s Distinguished
Published: August 27, 2015
Nevada unemployment finished the month of July a full percentage point lower than it was a year ago at 6.9 percent in raw totals.The Las Vegas and Reno reporting areas also saw a full percent decrease ending the month at 7 and 6.3 percent respectively while Carson City reported a nine-tenths decrease to 7.2 percent.Those numbers result in the state’s
Published: August 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, the junior U.S. Senator from Florida, will be in Fallon on Tuesday to speak first with community leaders earlier in the afternoon and then with the general public at the Fallon Convention Center at 5:30 p.m.The tour is part of a two-day swing through western Nevada. He visits Reno on Monday where he will speak
Published: August 27, 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
LAS VEGAS — Authorities say two men rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino’s canal on the Las Vegas Strip were hospitalized this week in critical condition. The Clark County Fire Department said crews were called about 7:45 a.m. Monday for a reported drowning or diving incident at The Venetian property’s man-made canal, known for hosting gondola rides that go inside and
Published: August 27, 2015
RENO — A Reno church is reporting vandalism to a sign outside its building that could be racially motivated. The Rev. Neal Anderson told KRNV-TV Thursday the “Black Lives Matter” sign was targeted at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada on Del Monte Lane on the south end of town. Anderson says the word “Black” was replaced by the
Published: August 27, 2015
The Marine Corps League of Carson City Silver State Detachment 630 is holding its annual outreach event Saturday and Sunday at Walmart, 3200 Market St. in north Carson City. The nonprofit uses donations locally in Carson City, Dayton, Virginia City, Minden and Gardnerville. Half of the donations collected this weekend will go to the family of Deputy Carl Howell, who
Published: August 27, 2015
Permits for firewood will go on sale at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Richard H. Bryan Building, 901 S. Stewart St. in Carson City, with approximately 150 permits available on a first come, first served basis. The wood includes a mixture of pine and fir, some seasoned and some green. The cost is $65 per cord — cash
Published: August 27, 2015
Realignment is an ongoing topic as the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association released its survey results last week from member schools.The questionnaire concerns the next realignment cycle, which starts in fall 2016 and runs through spring 2020.As for the recommendations, which were passed by the NIAA’s Board of Control in June, in the Division I-A, the Northern League will remain with
Published: August 4, 2015
BILLINGS, Mont. — The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Vilsack told The Associated Press that he wants to almost double protected habitat for the chicken-sized bird,
Published: August 27, 2015

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