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Mary, a reader from Gardnerville, said, “I have a terrible time with earwigs, my most dreaded pest; and the sight of them makes me cringe.” Yes, earwigs do look alarming with pincers at their hind end. They even bother seasoned gardeners who normally have an attitude of “live and let live.”Earwigs, believe it or not, are primarily beneficial. They mainly
Published: August 31, 2015
About 99.7 percent of folks who die do not need to file a U.S. Estate Tax Return, form 706. The exclusion (before adjusting for taxable gifts) is currently $5.43 million. That can be left without a federal death tax.Some states, about 19 of them, do have estate or inheritance taxes, but California, Florida and New York join Nevada in not
Published: August 31, 2015
150 Years AgoEarthquake. A severe shock of an earthquake was felt at Blind Springs Mining District, 45 miles southeast of Aurora. It started at 11 o’clock at night and continued for one minute. It was severe and woke up those asleep with shaking of beds and buildings.130 Years AgoAll sorts. There are rumors of a 10-foot ledge of gold rock
Published: August 31, 2015
Readers of this column know that I have been switching hearing aids through the Veterans Affairs facility in Reno. The hearing battle goes back more than 30 years, starting when I found myself asking, “What did you say?” more and more often.I first went to Costco’s hearing aids department. They tested and confirmed my hearing loss. A $2,000 pair of
Published: August 31, 2015
How to stop the violence?I was horrified to wake up and hear of the on-air murder of two television journalists in Virginia the other day, yet their bodies were still warm when the White House, the governor of Virginia, and Hillary Clinton were all calling for new gun laws. At this point, it appears the killer did everything by the
Published: August 31, 2015
March 23, 1970: Troops to move New York mailWashington (AP) — President Nixon today ordered the use of troops to move the strikebound mail in New York City. Nixon said New York City is where the problem has become the most acute. “These replacements are being sent in as a supplementary work force to maintain basic services,” he said, adding
Published: August 31, 2015
All the gasoline stations surveyed in Carson City by GasBuddy.com Sunday and Monday posted pump prices of less than $3 per gallon.Statewide and national prices dropped during the past week in a crude petroleum and retail pump price environment favoring motorists, according to the price-monitoring website, which prompted a petroleum analyst there to report the national decrease was “the largest
Published: August 31, 2015
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is focusing on cracking down on impaired drivers/riders for the month of September.Impaired driving is the most common cause of motor vehicle accidents resulting in injury and death in Nevada. The Labor Day holiday weekend and summer is known by law enforcement officials as the hundred deadliest days because fatalities increase during the summer beginning
Published: August 31, 2015
Everyone is welcome to join Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen at 7 a.m. Sunday for the 4th annual Remembrance Run as the Nevada Guard commemorates the lives of the four victims of the Sept. 6, 2011, International House of Pancakes shooting incident in Carson City.The free, informal, untimed 5-kilometer run/walk is set to start in the parking lot at
Published: August 31, 2015
A Michigan-based credit union with $1.8 billion in assets, which has a footprint in a half dozen states, is expanding Nevada operations into Carson City.The financial institution is United Federal Credit Union (UFCU), which will break ground at 1350 E. William St. late this month with plans to open a 7,500 square foot branch there next year as a first
Published: August 31, 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: August 31, 2015
JOIN, Inc., a non-profit 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: August 31, 2015
A consultant hired to investigate the head of Nevada’s higher education system says the chancellor didn’t violate any ethical standards in handling a report about the state’s community college system. Labor attorney Stephen Hirschfield sent an 11-page report of his findings to Nevada Board of Regents Chairman Rick Trachok on Monday. Regents are set to discuss it next week. Chancellor
Published: August 31, 2015
RENO — Washoe County health officials are warning residents in a section of Verdi west of Reno to refrain from using water from the public system after it was found to be contaminated with E. Coli. County Health District Spokesman Phil Ulibarri said Monday the no-use order applies to the River Belle Mobile Home Park, River Belle Market and U.S.
Published: August 31, 2015
The seventh job fair in recent years put on by city government and Carson City’s Chamber of Commerce will be different.That is the assessment of Ronni Hannaman, chamber executive director, who views prospective employees as being in an altered employment environment and a solid position as long as they prepare properly for the Sept. 25 event in the gymnasium at
Published: August 31, 2015
Apr. 13, 1932 - Aug. 25, 2015Eugene (Gene) Smith was born in Pine Creek, in Modoc County, California, and was raised in Sacramento. He lived in Lake Tahoe with his family for 20 years, before making his home in northern Nevada. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a master
Published: August 31, 2015
May 29, 1994 - Aug. 27, 2015It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our son, Jordan Christopher Woodward. Jordan’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of his existence far exceeded the the quantity of time he was given. His beautiful smile and contagious laugh
Published: August 31, 2015
FRESNO, Calif. — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday.Miyuki Harwood slipped and fell about six feet after she left her hiking group
Published: August 31, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.Carson CityFRIDAYAt 11:48 a.m., a 35-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny, no valid driver’s license and obedience to traffic signal after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the 1400 block of Robinson Drive. Bail was set at $390.At
Published: August 31, 2015
YERINGTON — Dayton High’s vollleyball team finished second at the Yerington Invitational over the weekend.Dayton lost 25-16 and 25-22 in the championship match.“We missed some key serves that ultimately cost us the game,” coach Monica Halverson said. “We have a tough and talented team this year that is going to be fun to watch.”No tournament stats were provided.
Published: August 31, 2015
Dennis Hof, the owner of the world famous “Moonlite Bunny Ranch” legal brothel , is applauding Amnesty International for its vote to call for the decriminalization of prostitution. The organization’s delegation met in Paris earlier this month to vote in favor of a resolution that would excuse prostitution and brothel ownership. As a staunch opponent of sex trafficking, Hof (star
Published: August 31, 2015
Our policemen, sheriff’s deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers put their lives on the line every day for Nevadans. Major incidences do not occur often, but when they do, the majority of residents support those who put the uniform on to protect us.The senseless murder of Carson City Deputy Carl Howell illustrates that point as does the killing of two
Published: August 31, 2015
INCLINE VILLAGE — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake’s environmental conditions. The University of California, Davis’ Tahoe Environmental Research Center recently launched the app, called Citizen Science Tahoe. Users are asked to enter what they see
Published: August 31, 2015
A state senator’s defamation lawsuit against his former primary opponent will head to the Nevada Supreme Court this week. Oral arguments in State Sen. Ben Kieckhefer’s suit will begin Wednesday afternoon before the state’s highest court in Carson City. The Reno Republican, who represents Carson City, filed the suit against GOP challenger Gary Schmidt during the June 2014 primary race.
Published: August 31, 2015
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

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