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Two key issues are on the Board of Supervisors agenda for Thursday: the problems involving the city’s dilapidated resident motels and the first phase of the city’s budget process for the coming year.City Manager Nick Marano said there have been continuous complaints about the condition of some of those motels that are largely inhabited by people he said would otherwise
Published: February 12, 2016
Carson City parents need to be aware of their children’s internet activities and teaching about safe interactions while on the computer.Nationally, officials have seen a lot of social media sites and apps that are cause for alarm for parents and children. Sites such as Facebook After Dark, Kik, Snapchat and Instagram are all places that provide inappropriate interaction between children
Published: February 13, 2016
From its beginning, The Salvation Army has relied heavily on volunteers who support its programs. Often referred to as “the army behind The Army,” volunteers play a crucial role in The Salvation Army’s ability to provide quality services for those in need throughout Carson City, Douglas County and the surrounding areas.This year, when they fell short of volunteers, Supervisor Lori
Published: February 13, 2016
The Carson City Airport was temporarily closed Saturday following a helicopter crash that left two injured.At 1:51 p.m., a small helicopter crashed along the north east taxiway at the airport. Two people sustained minor injuries, and both were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center. The airport was briefly shut down for about a half hour, but is now open.No information
Published: February 13, 2016
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: February 13, 2016
Editor’s Note: The Appeal is sharing love stories from its readers for Valentine’s Day.Almost 30 years ago, Leslie Baldwin was my best friend. Her husband worked for me and my wife, and I would go out with them frequently. When there was a concert coming to town that they didn’t want to see, Leslie and I went by ourselves and
Published: February 13, 2016
The following information applies to the period of Feb. 15-21. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, there will be narrowed lanes on Airport Road between Highway 50 and Woodside Drive. Minor delays are expected. During this time, access to the shopping center on the east side of Airport Road will be temporarily closed. Access will be available from either the Woodside Drive
Published: February 13, 2016
Bernie Sanders’ double-digit victory over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire magnified the importance of Nevada’s upcoming caucuses.Clinton, it would appear, has significant advantages in Nevada. First, Nevada has been a stronghold for the Clintons since Bill Clinton first ran for president. She won the popular vote in the 2008 caucuses — although, because of the complexities of the rules —
Published: February 13, 2016
President Theodore Roosevelt Jr.’s first son, Theodore III, and his youngest son, Quentin, were born 10 years apart. They’ve spent the last 60 years resting in the Normandy American Cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer, France, on the verdant bluffs above “Bloody Omaha Beach.” The American Battle Monuments Commission’s policy is to bury brothers side by side. President Roosevelt overcame childhood asthma to
Published: February 13, 2016
In 2006-2007, we experienced a unique phenomenon. We were surrounded by people, most doing well in the booming Nevada economy, all of whom were possessed with the idea the bubble would never burst. Natural worry-warts, we were extremely concerned in fact, the bubble would burst at any moment. As we passed through New Year 2008, we literally braced ourselves for
Published: February 13, 2016
150 years agoThe Lincoln celebration. Notwithstanding the threatening signs of the air and sky, which were apparent on this Sunday, though not so serene and calm a day as might have been wished, there was nevertheless a season of more sunshine than cloud, and during the daylight no rain fell to interrupt or dampen the ardor of the proceedings. The
Published: February 13, 2016
Note: Menus for week of Feb. 15 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:MONDAY: Center is closed for President’s Day.TUESDAY: Chili relleno, Spanish rice, zucchini, Jell-O with pears and churro.WEDNESDAY: Herb crusted pork chops, baked yams, green beans, applesauce, whole wheat dinner rolls and unsalted margarine.THURSDAY: Chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf,
Published: February 13, 2016
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center:To Georgina Henderson and Brian Benson of Dayton, a son, Abraham Scott Benson, born Feb. 4, 2016, weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces. To Jessica Coots and Travis Blaver of Carson City, a daughter, Abigail Jean Blaver, born Feb. 7, 2016, weighing 9 pounds and 2 ounces.To Chelsey Spanninger and Ryan Arnold of Carson City, a
Published: February 13, 2016
The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.For us old fuddy duddys, two of our favorite activities as kids were jumping rope and LEGOs. We’re pleased Carson City kids recently brought both of those activities to the forefront.SILVER DOLLAR: To fourth and
Published: February 13, 2016
The voters of New Hampshire sent a crystal clear message to Washington’s political establishment last Tuesday: We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore. Good for them!I hope Nevada voters will repeat the same message to Washington later this month. In New Hampshire two maverick political outsiders, billionaire New York businessman Donald Trump, a Republican, and
Published: February 13, 2016
Every team has one or two of them; guys who live in the gym and focus non-stop on the game of basketball. They are known as gym rats.Meet Carson High juniors Tez Allen and Jayden DeJoseph, two of the best gym rats in Northern Nevada. It’s an aberration when they don’t have a ball in their hands, and they have
Published: February 13, 2016
SPARKS — Carson High didn’t have a individual champion, but the Senators still had a successful Saturday at the Northern Division 1 Wrestling Championships at Spanish Springs.Nine Senators ­— Terin Keller (3rd, 106), Brandon Basa (2nd, 113), Kyle Rudy (3rd, 120), Nathan Mersino (2nd, 132), Brady O’Keefe (3rd, 138), Abel Carter (2nd, 170), Connor Sievers (3rd, 195), Corey Jasper (3rd,
Published: February 13, 2016
A 50th wedding anniversary celebration was given for Carson City’s Harold and Ruth Holbrook on Jan. 9 at Fuji Park Pavilion. The event was a surprise to both Harold and Ruth, and they enjoyed the evening with food, friends and family.The Holbrooks, who married Jan. 7, 1966, in Carson City, are thankful for the cards and gifts they received from
Published: February 13, 2016
Each year on Feb. 14 many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” Celebrating with dinner and drink is also a popular way of sharing this special day. This year, show your valentine you truly care for them. Choose not to drink and drive after your special evening. Looking deeply into each other’s eyes is romantic,
Published: February 13, 2016
RENO — Cameron Oliver received all the motivation he needed minutes before Saturday’s Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball game.“It was in the pre-game warmups,” the Wolf Pack freshman said. “She called my name and I’d know that voice anywhere. It was a big surprise.”With his mother Denita in the Lawlor Events Center stands, Oliver went out and scored a career-high
Published: February 13, 2016
After beating the ace of Western Nevada College’s pitching staff on Friday, Arizona Western learned a day later that the Wildcats have a few more aces up their sleeves.WNC sophomore right-hander Josh Mill pitched a three-hitter into the sixth inning as the Wildcats beat the Matadors of Yuma, Ariz., 3-2, in the opening game of a doubleheader Saturday at John
Published: February 13, 2016
Comets, nuclear physics and Leonardo da Vinci are among the topics to be discussed in the coming months at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory. Professional lecturer Mike Thomas and Dr. Thomas Herring, a WNC physics professor and the director of the observatory, deliver free presentations on selected Saturday evenings, along with star weekly viewing in the night sky.Scheduled
Published: February 13, 2016
When Carson City community members think of Carson High School, do positive thoughts of educational wonder, professional career and technical opportunities, and hilarious fun at the myriad events offered by the school come to mind? This should be the norm because one of Carson City’s own, senior Katasha DeGraw, is a National Merit Finalist. This is a young lady potentially
Published: February 13, 2016
Carson High School Career and Technical Education agriculture program lead teacher, Charlie Mann, donned his dress, braided his beard and welcomed his Agriculture 1 students to the “Hunger Games.”The students have been studying world hunger, commodities, production and trade throughout the semester, and the Hunger Games simulation gave them an opportunity to examine trade and barter with their peers while
Published: February 13, 2016
Emergency personnel had to evacuate the Topsy Lane Walmart on Saturday after a woman wielded pepper spray inside the store.At least seven people suffered from exposure to Mace at the Topsy Lane Walmart around lunchtime on Saturday.A woman reportedly deployed the substance inside the store’s vision center at 12:22 p.m.The 54-year-old woman was taken into custody by deputies after she
Published: February 13, 2016
RENO — A Nevada prison inmate serving a life sentence has died. The Nevada Department of Corrections says 65-year-old Mark Clewis died Friday night at a Reno hospital. Corrections officials did not release further details. The Washoe County coroner’s office is planning an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Clewis was convicted in Clark County in 1992 and was
Published: February 13, 2016
Only a small portion of the population can identify with what Jo Sprinkle and Dorothy Wingard have had to go through. Every day, they had to worry about the safety of their child, wondering about such dangers as a land mine or improvised explosive device threatening their child’s life.Or Susan McElfish, who has had children serve in the military, and
Published: February 13, 2016
Author of ‘Warrior Wife’ to present March 5 at Hilltop The author of “Warrior Wife” will talk about the struggles military wives face in a free presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at Hilltop Community Church, 3588 Romans Road.Hillary Sigrist will share insights she received from personal experience and God’s inspiration while supporting her husband through his multiple deployments
Published: February 13, 2016
In July of 1959, the Playmates recorded “What Is Love?” The Association offered its answer in August of 1966 with “Cherish.” The Innocence was not buying it. Its frustration is evident in its December 1966 recording of “There’s Got to be a Word!”Love is hard to define. In Biblical times, the Greeks recognized different types of love. “Phileo” was used
Published: February 13, 2016
MINDEN — The Carson Senators have run the table.Carson broke open a close game with a 13-4 run to start the fourth quarter and went on to a 65-49 win over the Douglas Tigers before a packed house Friday night at Randy Green Court in the regular-season finale for both schools.Carson finished the Division 1 season 16-0 and improved to
Published: February 13, 2016
MINDEN — Maddy Lowe and Alexa Moss combined to score eight points over a span of 80 seconds to spark a second-quarter run that put the Douglas High girls basketball team on track to a 49-36 victory against Carson on Friday night.Douglas (9-7 Sierra League, 12-12 overall) outscored Carson 12-1 at the outset of the second quarter to take the
Published: February 13, 2016
First off, I have to apologize for a typo in last week’s column. For some reason, keyboard designers put the “1” and the “2” keys next to each other, resulting in my hitting the wrong one. The Fernley 95A volunteer meeting will be held at noon on Feb. 27 not Feb. 17 at the track.••• Tonight is the first race
Published: February 13, 2016
Published: February 13, 2016
Another bridge over Carson River is neededAfter living in Dayton, east of the Carson River, I’ve noticed there is only one way in and one way out. Where are the priorities? They build bridges for hiking and cycling, but not a bridge that could save thousands of lives if we had a water disaster. I think it is time for
Published: February 13, 2016
The Carson City Early Childhood Advisory is hosting its second annual Early Childhood Expo March 5.The Expo will feature local resources for parents with young children. This will be a free event and will have food, giveaways, raffle drawings, entertainment and activities for children from 0-6 years old.The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boys
Published: February 13, 2016
Today is the last day you can register to caucus with the Republicans. The Democrats allow same-day registration. Republicans:Register and find your precinct — http://www.nevadagopcaucus.org/Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.Precincts 101-211 — Carson Nugget 2nd floor ballroom.Precincts 301-411 — Fuji Park facility. Democrats:Register and find your precinct — http://www.carsoncitydems.org/caucus-pre-register/Saturday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. until they’re finished.Precincts 101-113 and 409 —
Published: February 13, 2016
Nevada Appeal staff reportSPARKS — Carson High has put itself in position to win the Northern Division I Championship in wrestling with the tournament turning into a four-way race for the title.CHS, Spanish Springs, Reno and McQueen are all five points within each other going into today, setting up a dramatic finish after Friday’s action at Spanish Springs.Carson advanced nine
Published: February 13, 2016
With the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Nevada coming up on March 11, the Carson City Council of the United States Navy League will host a naval historian who will talk about the battleship, as well as the recently christening USNS Carson City. Wayne Scarpaci will highlight the Navy League’s first meeting of the year on Wednesday
Published: February 13, 2016
I heard many years ago in life you can either have a great passion or a great love. And it made sense to me. There’s only so much energy and focus one person has. You either use that to pursue and nurture a loving relationship or you pour your heart and soul into that thing that lights you up. You
Published: February 13, 2016
Designer Kirsten Newbury arranges some flowers to be delivered for Valentine’s Day Friday at the Flower Bucket on Carson St. The store is open until 6 p.m. both today and on Valentine’s Day Sunday for last minute gift buyers.
Published: February 13, 2016
Larissa Crumm of Gardnerville enjoys a mountain bike ride on the Clear Creek Trail on a warm Friday afternoon.
Published: February 13, 2016
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: February 13, 2016
150 years agoSport for the fancy. A grand chicken fight will take place on Saturday at the theater between Grey Eagle and Winters for $150 a side. Johnny Moore handles Grey Eagle, and Jerome Thorington handles Winters. The fancy have staked a big pile of coin on the results of these fights, and it be hooves all lovers of cock
Published: February 13, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has agreed to expedite hearing the appeal of the injunction blocking release of school voucher money.Carson City District Judge James Wilson issued a preliminary injunction in the case agreeing with lawyers for parents challenging the Educational Savings Accounts law if he allowed the Treasurer’s office to release the money before a decision on the constitutionality of
Published: February 12, 2016
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled a Clark County judge was “fundamentally unfair” when he revoked the probation of a defendant who tried his best but couldn’t meet the physical fitness goals of his boot camp program.The three justice panel headed by Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre said it was a “due process violation” to revoke probation of a probationer who
Published: February 12, 2016
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Public Utilities Commission has voted to phase in higher rates for rooftop solar customers over a longer period of time than previously approved. Regulators voted 3-0 on Friday to implement the new rates over 12 years, rather than four years. Commissioners approved new rates in December for customers who use net metering, or sell excess
Published: February 12, 2016
Sept. 7, 1926 - Feb. 8, 2016Eleanor Mary Grace (Thomson) Kolbe passed away peacefully at 4:30pm, Monday, February 8,2016 in Carson City, Nevada. She was born in Ferndale, Michigan on September 7, 1926, to Roderick and Grace (Cooper)Thomson. Eleanor graduated from Royal Oak High School, Michigan on June 6,1944. She earned her bachelors degree in Journalism from Michigan State University
Published: February 12, 2016
Jul. 14, 1944- Feb. 8, 2016Catherine M. Martinez passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 8, 2016 at the age of 71. Catherine was born July 14, 1944 in Spokane, WA to Peter and Kathleen Morbello. She graduated from Redwood High School, in Larkspur, CA; attained an AA degree from the College of Marin; completed the Attorney Assistant Certificate
Published: February 12, 2016
May 19, 1947- Jan. 24, 2016On January 24th 2016 the world lost a loving husband, father and friend.Dan was born May 19, 1947 to Marvin and Bernadine McGrew of Denver, Colorado. At a young age Dan’s family moved to Southern California. Dan graduated from Norwalk High School. He worked with his father in a family business learning the machinist trade,
Published: February 12, 2016
Mar. 17, 1997- Feb. 8 2016Chile Irwin Bartels was born on March 17, 1997 to Amy Jo and Jason Bartels. He was the middle child sandwiched between his two sisters, Wednesday and Willow, and the beloved grandson of Colleen Mortimer, Marshall Bartels, Judy and John Procaccini. Chile was a faithful son and was at his family’s side whenever they needed
Published: February 12, 2016
RENO — Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she’s trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans’ hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s soon-to-be-vacant seat. The tea party darling won the Republican nomination in a divisive three-way primary in 2010, then lost to
Published: February 12, 2016
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.THURSDAYAt 4:55 p.m., an 18-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a concealed weapon and destruction of property after deputies responded to reports of a man cutting open packages at the Market Street Walmart. Bail was set at $3,000.At
Published: February 12, 2016
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be focusing on reducing speeding drivers in February as a part of its Joining Forces program.Speeding is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways, said Carson City Sgt. Scott McDaniel. Exceeding the speed limit is considered aggressive driving as is weaving in and out of traffic and failing
Published: February 12, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation has installed a new, electronic wind warning system to advise drivers of tractor-trailer trucks and other large, tall vehicles when it’s not safe to drive through Washoe Valley.A spokesman said drivers will see those flashing roadside signs in operation Tuesday morning. During the Tuesday tests, the spokesman said trucks will still be allowed to use
Published: February 12, 2016
An evening of surf and turf, live and silent auctions, dancing and live music by Flashback is planned March 5 when St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School holds its 13th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser at the Carson City Community Center. Tickets cost $60 per person. Tables that seat eight are available for $500; tables for 10 cost $625. The auctions
Published: February 12, 2016
The Storey County Community Library Reference Center changed its hours. Its location at 175 E. Carson St. in Virginia City is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through March. Through the rest of the year it will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location inside Mark Twain Community Center is open from 3 to 6
Published: February 12, 2016
A Fallon man was among seven individuals who were arrested Thursday by the FBI for their role in occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Ore.The FBI arrested Corey Lequieu, 44, in Fallon and took him to Reno where he was booked into the Washoe County Jail. No bail amount has been posted reports the WCSO.The federal indictment charges
Published: February 12, 2016
150 years agoLegislative cheers. The patriots of the Assembly took a recess about the time “Old Glory” was raised to the top of the new flagstaff, and standing on the balcony of the Capitol, they gave three hearty cheers.130 years agoOn his rounds. Carson was honored yesterday morning by the presence of its Democratic United States Senator. He appears fat
Published: February 11, 2016
Cruz not eligible to be presidentThe Republicans are placing on our ballot a person not eligible to serve as president of the United States. A natural-born citizen of the United States of America cannot be anything else. They are born on American soil of American citizen parents and can claim no citizenship to any other country, since no other country
Published: February 11, 2016
Editor’s note: The following column is the first in a series about family law issues affecting Nevada families. Obtaining a divorce is often not only traumatic, but expensive and time consuming. In an effort to help streamline the process and reduce costs, Nevada permits parties to obtain a divorce by use of a Joint Petition rather than the traditional adversarial
Published: February 11, 2016
What used to be a night of volcanic eruptions and Mentos-exploding soda has now become an opportunity for Empire Elementary students and families to explore the STEM field through activities using science, technology, engineering and math at Empire’s STEM night.“Empire’s STEM night was designed to introduce families and students to the STEM field in fun and exciting ways,” said Evelyn
Published: February 11, 2016
Stating that it was too warm to ski, Australian visitors Ian Davies and Reg Pugh decided to skip the slopes in favor of the links Thursday afternoon at the Sunridge Golf Course. Temperatures climbed into the 60s this week. LEFT: Troy Denzer of Minden unloads his golf cart at Sunridge on an unusually warm winter day Thursday.
Published: February 11, 2016
This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.
Published: February 11, 2016
A social anthropologist and portrait painter who lives in Jerusalem, Israel, is visiting Carson City to talk about her art and the process she undergoes to make it.The Capital City Arts Initiative is hosting Zoe Bray at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Carson City Community Development Building, 108 E. Proctor St. A reception for the artist starts at 6:15 p.m.Bray,
Published: February 11, 2016
Carson High’s boys basketball team shoots for a perfect league season tonight when it visits arch-rival Douglas.Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Randy Green Court.Both teams are headed for the playoffs. Carson, 15-0 in league play and 21-5 overall, has already locked up the No. 1 Sierra League ranking and hosts No. 4 Reed next Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Published: February 11, 2016
Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Cam Newton couldn’t have staged a more brilliant Super Bowl press conference. Yes, he was surly to the media. Yes, he gave meaningless, short grunts of an answer to most every question. And, yes, he just got up and walked out after a couple minutes. But after the game nobody focused on how
Published: February 11, 2016
With its current bonding capacity and its capital projects fund, Carson City School District is looking at beginning construction on $11.5 million of building projects by the summer of 2017.That’s what the district estimates it would cost just for mainly needed improvements in maintenance and infrastructure. The district also has a list of priorities, which is more of a wish
Published: February 11, 2016
An early morning gunshot wound described as self-inflicted resulted in a medical helicopter landing at Douglas High School.Douglas County deputies and East Fork Fire District medics responded to the 800 block of Ironwood Court at 4:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.The man had a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks. He was taken
Published: February 11, 2016
Niki Gladys has been named executive director of the Western Nevada College Foundation.Gladys was on the foundation’s board for seven years — most recently as board president — before interviewing for the director’s position.She resigned her position with KNPB, Northern Nevada’s PBS station, to take the job.“It’s something I have a lot of passion around,” she said. “It’s a nice
Published: February 11, 2016
The federal Justice Department has agreed to help study and pay for the Nevada Supreme Court’s bail reform project.Nevada Supreme Court Justice Jim Hardesty, who convinced the high court to change the existing pre-trial release system in Nevada, said federal experts will help develop an “evidence based, pre-trial release” instrument to help judges around the state decide who should be
Published: February 11, 2016
Led by double-digit increases in construction, wholesale durable goods and home furnishings sales, taxable sales increased 6.2 percent statewide in November.Total reported sales were more than $4.2 billion for the month.Churchill County Comptroller Alan Kalt said the strong numbers in statewide taxable sales are coming from Clark and Washoe counties, which benefit the smaller counties.Churchill County turned in a modest
Published: February 11, 2016
The Brooklyn, New York-based ensemble, Banda Magda, is not your usual pop band. They draw upon a variety of musical styles—from samba to some of the classics of French chanson from ‘50s mid-century classic American Jazz/Pop such as a cover of Peggy Lee’s “Fever” to Brazilian beats and Colombian cumbia.They weave these diverse strands into a dynamically finessed musical stew.
Published: February 11, 2016
It’s the middle of February, the time of year when your average American male reaches his annual low point. The Super Bowl is over and Valentine’s Day is looming near. To quote an old line from the TV show Hee Haw (and I almost never quote the TV show Hee Haw) it’s a time of “gloom, despair and agony on
Published: February 11, 2016
UNCE CLASS ON AG OUTLOOKThe class Nevada Agriculture Outlook examines how agriculture is a key sector to the state’s economy as well as for many of Nevada’s rural economies. How will international and national economic trends impact Nevada’s agricultural prices and financial viability of the state’s farms as well as potential impacts of sage grouse designation? Lastly, what is the
Published: February 11, 2016
After years of hard work, planning and preparation, Peri & Sons Farms announced it has recently become the first domestic, onion farming operation to achieve the Sustainably Grown certification from SCS Global Services (SCS). The certification also extends to the company’s entire USDA Organic certified vegetable farming operation.The certification was issued by SCS in accordance with the producer requirements of
Published: February 11, 2016
Carol asked me recently, “Are there any flowers that deer won’t eat?” This is a question I am asked repeatedly. Are there any deer-resistant plants? Well, it depends. A sufficiently hungry deer will find almost any plant palatable. The Sunset Western Garden Book states, “Deer in different areas may have different tastes.” It reports deer seem to shun the following
Published: February 11, 2016
Americans spent nearly $19 billion in Valentine’s Day gifts last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Much of this money went for gifts with short shelf lives, such as candy, flowers and restaurant meals (and about $700 million was spent on gifts for pets). There’s certainly nothing wrong with giving chocolates or roses. But this year, think about going
Published: February 11, 2016
Long ago, as a reporter for his college newspaper, Ron covered city hall, including Urbana township, which provided public aid to poor residents.Monthly, he’d hear low-paid town board members discuss particular challenges faced by needy folks and the amounts of aid to provide them. The widow Roberts had unexpected doctor bills and could use an extra $75 this month. Disabled
Published: February 11, 2016
Photographer and graphic designer Jack Hursh has a thing about barns. In fact, he’s spent much of the past several decades trying to chronicle the stories related to barns throughout western Nevada and in other communities.Hursh has photographed dozens of barns over the years, with many of his images displayed in local art galleries and in various art shows.About a
Published: February 11, 2016
Dear readers, I am making a shameless plea to everyone for help. We have almost lost two of our faithful volunteers in the huge pot-holes that dot our driveway. Yes, they are so deep thatif you drove a Mini Cooper out to the shelter, you would be forever sucked into the muddy void. That is why I’m asking if you
Published: February 11, 2016
Although this year’s Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday, events for all ages will span the entire weekend with downtown activities, a night out for dinner and dancing with lovers and friends. Others, though, are spending their money on flowers and jewelry.The Retail Association of Nevada expects more than 1.2 million adults in Nevada will celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, spending
Published: February 11, 2016
The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court.Shelly Medicine-Eagle’s public defender requested modifications to a restraining order in Fallon at a status hearing during testimony regarding her probation status. The state strongly opposed any modifications to the order and none was made.Cody W. Baltazar entered a plea of not guilty to the possession of a controlled substance
Published: February 11, 2016
100 Years AgoEditor Eagle: We are not all dead in Dixie yet, but we are pretty well hemmed in. Lots of snow, it was 20 below on January 30, but has thawed every day since. February 2nd, we had quite a shake-up which lasted about 10 seconds. The same night a rabid coyote came to our back door and fought
Published: February 11, 2016
Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.;Fallon, NV 89406775-423-7096 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. MondayCenter ClosedHolidayPresidents’ DayTuesdayBBQ ChickenCucumber SaladBaked Acorn SquashBiscuitAmbrosia WednesdayBirthday CelebrationBeef BrisketPotato SaladBaked BeansCorn MuffinSliced OrangesBirthday CakeThursdayPork Chop w/Apple RingsGarden SaladRed Pepper CouscousZucchiniApplesauceDinner Roll FridaySalisbury SteakBLT Pasta SaladMashed PotatoesGreen Beans w/mushroomsPeach Crisp
Published: February 11, 2016
The Churchill Economic Development Authority offers a twist to its monthly breakfast on Wednesday morning.A presentation on technology and workforce development in the community will be hosted by the Churchill County Library and features a symposium of speakers beginning at 6:45 a.m. The Courtyard will cater breakfast at the library, while Nevada Computer Works is sponsoring the breakfast meeting. RSVP
Published: February 11, 2016
The Fallon Relay for Life is kicking off the 2016 season with a Valentine’s Dance on Saturday at the Old Post Office.The Be My Valentine Dance is from 6-9 p.m., and the cost is $5 a person or three cans of food to be donated to the New Frontier Food Bank.“We are helping New Frontier with the food drive at
Published: February 11, 2016
Western Nevada College is offering several new non-credit courses this spring through its Community Education Division. The courses are designed to enrich the cultural, social and recreational life of our community. Course details, fees and registration information are available at www.wnc.edu/ce.-click on Non-Credit Class Schedule.Basic Computer OperationsMeets Thursdays and Fridays, begins April 14, 6 p.m –9 p.m. Students will learn
Published: February 11, 2016
Though the stands cleared out quickly beforehand on Tuesday night, those who missed the Greenwave varsity boys team’s last game missed one of their arguably best performances of the season at home, defeating the Truckee Wolverines 50-33.The Wave enter the post-season 10-15 overall and 7-9 in D1-A, while the Wolverines remain last at 2-20 overall and 0-14 in league with
Published: February 11, 2016
Nearly three months of preparation and weekly tournaments will be put to the test this weekend when the Division I-A region converges in the Lahontan Valley.For the first time in school history, Fallon will be hosting the regional wrestling tournament today and Saturday with a trip to next week’s state tournament on the line. All eight teams ride into Fallon
Published: February 11, 2016
This isn’t your typical weeknight dual.It’s nothing like Senior Night and it’s bigger than any tournament that has called the Elmo Dericco Gym for a weekend.The biggest wrestling tournament in the region comes to Fallon this weekend when eight Division I-A teams will battle to send as many wrestlers to next week’s state tournament in Primm. For Fallon, hosting this
Published: February 11, 2016
Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .Cam Newton couldn’t have staged a more brilliant Super Bowl press conference. Yes, he was surly to the media. Yes, he gave meaningless, short grunts of an answer to most every question. And, yes, he just got up and walked out after a couple minutes. But after the game nobody focused on
Published: February 11, 2016
RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack couldn’t wait to take the court Wednesday night against the Air Force Falcons.“Our guys walked into Lawlor Events Center tonight thinking that they were going to win and expecting to win,” Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman said.The Wolf Pack did just that, cruising to an easy 72-52 victory over the Falcons in front of
Published: February 11, 2016
Western Nevada College sophomore center fielder DJ Peters has been selected as the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his offensive output during the opening week of the season.Peters provided the Wildcats with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and two walks.“DJ has started the spring in midseason form,” said WNC coach D.J. Whittemore. “This
Published: February 11, 2016
Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting a steady increase of positive Influenza (flu) cases. Overall, Carson City, Lyon and Douglas counties saw 27 cases testing positive for influenza. About 59 percent of those tested were positive for Influenza strain B, a slightly higher percentage of this specific strain than was seen in previous years at this time.
Published: February 11, 2016
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for the driver of a pickup truck that rammed an apartment building on Hot Springs Road, severing gas lines to four units.Sheriff Kenny Furlong said the wreck forced the evacuation of 15-20 people living in the complex until the gas was shut off by Southwest Gas workers late Wednesday night.Four units of the
Published: February 11, 2016
The author of “Warrior Wife” will talk about the struggles military wives face in a free presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at Hilltop Community Church, 3588 Romans Road, Carson City.Hillary Sigrist will share insights she received from personal experience and God’s inspiration while supporting her husband through his multiple deployments to the Middle East. She will talk to
Published: February 11, 2016
Bill Hancpol,57, passed away February 7, 2016 in Carson City, NV. He was born October 14, 1958 in West Covina, CA to William and Bobette Hancpol. Bill, along with his wife of thirty-two years, Kimberly, accomplished his life-long dream of owning and operating their own trucking business, Hancpol Trucking. He was a man that enjoyed going to work every day
Published: February 11, 2016
The former Facebook page of Carson City Harley-Davidson recently changed its name to Battle Born Harley-Davidson.On Facebook, the new owners, who have yet to identify themselves, say a deal is in the works to open the building at 2900 Research Way.“Harley is under new Ownership...doors aren’t open as of yet, paperwork to finish. We will offer updates ASAP ...,” a
Published: February 11, 2016
A chance to eat chicken wings and other fare to raise money for Carson City Relay for Life is being offered Monday and Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings. The restaurant, at 3815 S. Carson St., is donating 10 percent of bills, not including tax, tips or promotional discounts, to anyone who mentions they are there for Relay for Life during
Published: February 11, 2016

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