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MINDEN — The Douglas Tigers used a balanced attack to sweep past Fallon 3-0 in a non-conference match on Tuesday night.Douglas (5-3) won by 25-11, 25-17, 25-21. The Tigers rallied back to win the final game after trailing by scores of 18-13 and 20-15.Talyn Jackson contributed 20 assists, eight kills and two aces for the Tigers. Taryn Allmett finished with
Published: September 2, 2015
This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and Carson City Health and Human Services is focusing on helping Carson City families find ways to raise happy, healthy kids. Currently, one in three American children is overweight or obese. These children are at
Published: September 1, 2015
If Dec. 7, 1941 was “A day that will live in infamy,” with the sinking of our battleship USS Arizona BB-39, then Sept. 2, 1945, was a monumental day on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri, “Big Mo,” BB — 63. Japan’s surrender spared the pain and suffering of 1 million American casualties and tens of millions of Japanese
Published: September 2, 2015
I’m in the midst of a move, relocating after a 15-year sojourn in a cabin at a spring in a leafy canyon, midway down the Virginia Range’s east slope, in American Flat. The Comstock’s current mining project here has surpassed our level of tolerance, and our life in paradise is drawing to a close.The new shop/living space is smaller than
Published: September 2, 2015
150 Years AgoOldest man in the world. In Caledonia, Wisc., lives Joseph Crele, who is 139 years old, according to his record of baptism. He speaks English quite imperfectly, but converses fluently in French. He is active, chops wood and walks several miles.130 Years AgoAttacked by an eagle. Tom Winster had been prospecting in Camp Creek country with the 7-year-old
Published: September 2, 2015
When I was in our local bank awhile ago, one of the tellers said she liked my column, so I asked what she’d like to see next. The response was a typical one for summer gardeners: what in the world to do with all the extra summer squash and zucchini that are so prolific this time of year. And then
Published: September 2, 2015
Hopes natural vegetation can be restoredMr. Powell is correct on his commentary. My observation is that prior to the freeway completion to Fairview that the deer seldom crossed Carson Street. The reduced traffic seems to have removed or lessened that hazard barrier for them. I am guessing that opening the next section may see them expand there territory more to
Published: September 2, 2015
May 20, 1910Comet’s tail swerved, missing Earth entirelyIn all parts of the world astronomers are puzzling over the action of Halley’s comet. Wednesday at 4 o’clock p.m. was the time fixed for the earth to enter the tail of the visitor but there has so far been nothing doing. In all the observatories of the earth scientists are studying the
Published: September 2, 2015
Quality of Life tax revenues will ascend from about $2.1 million last fiscal year to $2.6 million in Fiscal Year 2019-20, a Carson City government projection shows.Those figures were disclosed during a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting Tuesday by Roger Moellendorf, Parks and Recreation Department director, who ventured the opinion that means revenues in FY20 would be about what the
Published: September 2, 2015
Feb. 10, 1923 - Aug. 31, 2015Robert “Skip” Brandt died in his home at Carson Plaza on August 31, 2015 in Carson City, NV. He was 92. Mr. Brandt was born on February 10, 1923 in Quincy, Illinois to his parents Charles and Daisy Brandt. During World War II, he served four years in the Air Force and flew fifty
Published: September 2, 2015
Mallory and Molly Otto are identical twins. They dress alike, talk alike and finish each other’s sentences. And, they play a pretty good game of soccer, too.Mallory scored twice off assists from, you guessed it, Molly, and the Carson Senators went on to knock off Reno, 3-1, in a Division I crossover girls season-opening soccer match Tuesday night at the
Published: September 1, 2015
GARDNERVILLE — At approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Douglas County Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Edlesborough Circle for a suspicious circumstance report. When deputies arrived they found evidence of a crime. Deputies made entrance into the residence and found a female victim dead in the living room and a male barricaded inside the residenceDouglas County Sheriff’s CNT and SWAT
Published: September 1, 2015
GARDNERVILLE — At approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Douglas County Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Edlesborough Circle for a suspicious circumstance report. When deputies arrived they found evidence of a crime. Deputies made entrance into the residence and found a female victim dead in the living room and a male barricaded inside the residenceDouglas County Sheriff’s CNT and SWAT
Published: September 1, 2015
In an effort to get their best athletes on the field more often, the Carson Senators are going to make a couple of subtle changes on both sides of the ball when they visit McQueen at 7 p.m. Friday night in a football non conference game.The first change is standout senior wide receiver Connor Pradere could see much more action
Published: September 1, 2015
After being neglected for years during the recession, Nevada’s Capitol is getting nearly $1 million worth of much-needed repairs and upgrades.The most prominent work right now is the total remodeling of the main floor restrooms. That work, costing a total of $273,276 for both the men’s and women’s restrooms, is nearing completion. Public Works Manager Gus Nuñez said not only
Published: August 30, 2015
Imminent sale of the Empire Ranch Golf Course complex for $3.5 million is anticipated, and the buyer is being made aware of Carson City government’s need to continue disposing of treated effluent there.Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury said an offer came at an Aug. 25 hearing in the District of Nevada U.S. Bankruptcy Court, that escrow is expected to
Published: September 1, 2015
A grand opening is set Thursday for the new Firehouse Subs fast casual restaurant in Suite 1 at 3120 U.S. Highway 50 East.The chain outlet features meats and cheeses steamed on a sub roll with produce and condiments, as well as other fare. This outlet is owned by Damon and Karin Kreizenbeck and Patrick and Kay Lindsay. Like other restaurants
Published: September 1, 2015
In response to recent community-wide assessments, Churchill Community Coalition is launching an alcohol prevention campaign targeting the local sale and distribution of alcohol to minors. Despite laws regarding drinking age, many of our youth engage in the use of alcohol. This is supported by a general consensus that alcohol is easily accessible, socially accepted, advertised, glamorized, and not strictly enforced
Published: September 1, 2015
There are more Republicans running for their party’s nomination for president than Carter has liver pills, to coin an old, old phrase. When it comes to many of the things that most Americans seem to agree on they are all as silent as a church mouse. Oh, they’re talking alright, but it’s not what they are saying that you need
Published: September 1, 2015
It might still be hot August nights in Nevada, but get ready for the Mother of All Blizzards!No, I’m not talking about that white stuff that falls from the sky on Christmas.I’m talking about the major league snow job - with a blizzard of propaganda - that Gov. Brian Sandoval is about to unleash on Nevada voters in his efforts
Published: September 1, 2015
We think Carson City resident Steven David’s idea to name the Carson City Freeway after Deputy Carl Howell. It would be an excellent way to honor the deputy who gave his life in the line of duty on Aug. 15.Howell’s sacrifice during a domestic battery call on Aug. 15 was an example of how one good man can prevent a
Published: September 1, 2015
Nobody likes visiting the doctor, no matter how nice they are or sitting waiting to be seen. My son Doug and I have had our full share of illness, doctors and hospitals this last year. Make no mistake, we’re both very, very thankful for the help we’ve received. Due to all of this, I looked heavenward and said, “enough, already.”
Published: September 1, 2015
JOIN, Inc., a nonprofit career training agency in Northern Nevada, announced Monday funding for enrollment of low-income young adults in free occupational skill courses.JOIN, also sometimes called Job Opportunities in Nevada, announced the funding is from the U.S. Department of Labor and Nevadaworks to enroll young adults who are 18 to 24, and the skill courses are intended to lead
Published: September 1, 2015
With less than an hour left before the 5 p.m. Monday deadline, the Coalition for Nevada’s Future filed suit in Carson City District Court to block the petition that seeks to have voters block the 2015 legislative tax package.The petition was filed Aug. 10 by anti-tax protesters led by Chuck Muth challenging the entire text of Senate Bill 483, the
Published: September 1, 2015
The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during July 2015.Jeffrey Paul Appleby and Kristina Rae Appleby.Ruby Arias and Gerard Jackie De Los Santos.Gayle Baker and Timothy Baker.Maria Angela Beltran De Protti and Franco Wolfgang Protti.Doron Michael Biniamini and Dolores Mary Gardner.Robin Lynn Bowers and Michael Thomas Kobielsky.Lawrence George Brown and Wendy Ann Gilbert.Leslie Marie Byers and Robert David
Published: September 1, 2015
The first County Commission meeting of September will be conducted tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will discuss and that are up for possible action include the following:Consideration and possible action regarding special recognition of employees who participated in the fourth annual Community Day Event held on
Published: September 1, 2015
Another racy act led to a not guilty plea Tuesday in District Court.Like the couple discovered two years ago at the Churchill Arts Council, the most recent passionate public encounter lead to a pair of arrests.Paul Lee Jr. faces two charges when authorities arrested him for allegedly being wrapped in an intimate pose with Maylynn Boots, a transient, at a
Published: September 1, 2015
RENO — “Be proud of the place you live and live so that your place is proud of you,” is the paraphrased Abraham Lincoln quote Gov. Brian Sandoval shared with the soldiers and families of the Nevada Army National Guard’s 757th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion today as he spoke during a Yellow Ribbon ceremony that welcomed the unit home from
Published: September 1, 2015
Life sometimes can seem off kilter as responsibilities mount and people plow all their physical and mental resources into what seems to be the most pressing crisis of the moment.But Lumbie Mlambo said that’s a good time to take a step back. Everyone has the potential to shine in life’s darkest moments, but the key to achieving goals and an
Published: September 1, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio concluded his two-day swing in Northern Nevada Tuesday by addressing community leaders in Fallon followed by a rally at the convention center attended by more than 150 people.The junior U.S. senator from Florida is no stranger to Nevada, having attended third-through-eighth grade in Las Vegas and visiting Reno on numerous occasions.Rubio gave a condensed version
Published: September 1, 2015
Seventy years ago aboard the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay, Japanese officials officially signed a written agreement formally ending World War II. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander in the southwest Pacific and supreme commander for the Allies, signed on behalf of the Allied powers.Although the surrender occurred thousands of miles from Nevada, the initial training to end
Published: September 1, 2015
The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees heard concerns from several parents at their Thursday night meeting regarding a busing issue the district that occurred the first two weeks of school. Transportation Director Steve Russell admitted the first day of school didn’t go as planned. He said the problems were identified and were changed immediately so the same problem
Published: September 1, 2015
Nevada’s longest agricultural event begins in one week at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. The annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair, which merged earlier this year, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Labor Day weekend. The Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair that was merged earlier this year begins at 5 p.m. next Friday for a three-day run. The festival features
Published: August 27, 2015
100 Years AgoLithographs advertising the Nevada State Fair at Fallon have been sent to 32 towns in the state. It was announced yesterday that the fair management is endeavoring to arrange aeroplane flights every afternoon at the fairgrounds as a special attraction. The committee decided that the colors for the fair shall be alfalfa green and purple, corresponding to the
Published: August 27, 2015
The Nevada Wolf Pack football team is well aware that it should beat the UC Davis Aggies rather easily on Thursday night (7 p.m.) in its season opener at Mackay Stadium.It’s just that nobody is allowed to talk about it.“We overlook nobody,” Pack head coach Brian Polian said. “I can’t imagine we’re looking past anybody.”The Football Championship Sub-division Aggies, of
Published: September 1, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Big plays and missed opportunities cost the Fallon football team in its 2015 season opener. The Greenwave lost to Tokay (Lodi, Calif.) 34-23 on Friday night at South Tahoe High, allowing three unanswered touchdowns to the Tigers after taking a nine-point second half lead.“It’s early and we made a lot of mistakes,” Fallon head coach
Published: September 1, 2015
Two recent debut novels are worth checking out if you’re looking for something to close out your summer reading.“Dragonfish” (Norton) by Vu Tran is a nourish thriller set in contemporary Las Vegas. It’s the tale of an Oakland cop who’s till enamored of his ex-wife who left him sometime back and moved to Vegas where she’s hooked up with and
Published: September 1, 2015
Sparks had eight seniors on its roster in last season’s 1-8 campaign. This year, it has 22 athletes in their final year at Sparks High. Dominated by youth and inexperience a season ago, the Railroaders had trouble closing games in the fourth quarter. Despite owning a losing streak that dated back to 2011 for much of the season, coach Rob
Published: September 1, 2015
Nevada officials say an $11 million grant from the federal government could help them reduce suicide attempts and improve school performance among children with mental illnesses. Gov. Brian Sandoval and director Richard Whitley of the state Department of Health and Human Services announced the four-year grant on Tuesday. State officials say the money will help them develop mental health services
Published: September 1, 2015
Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for Aug. 11. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:Bamboo Garden, sushi bar, 3735 S. Carson St., scored 100 points. Bella Fiore Wines, 224 S. Carson St., 100 points. Centro Market, bakery, 2794 E. Highway 50, 100 points. Centro Market, grocery, 2794 E. Highway 50,
Published: September 1, 2015
Smoke and haze from the California Rough Fire is expected to clear from Northern Nevada by Wednesday afternoon.Winds from the south have pushed light smoke in from the fire, but southwest winds should push the haze back out of the area Wednesday said Reno National Weather Service Meteorologist Alex Honn. Honn said that it is possible that the smoke may
Published: September 1, 2015
The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.MONDAYAt 4:15 p.m., Lynette Lizotte, 46, was arrested on suspicion of felony fugitive from justice. No bail was set.At 6:38 p.m., David Wiseman, 30, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony battery with a deadly weapon and reckless driving-drag racing
Published: September 1, 2015
Members of the Nevada Supreme Court were told Tuesday advising a friend he doesn’t have to take a field sobriety test constitutes free speech, not the crime of obstructing a sheriff’s deputy.William Scott was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped in February 2014 after reportedly running a stop sign at 4 a.m. The deputy said he noticed a
Published: September 1, 2015
Oct. 26, 1936 - Aug. 19, 2015Arthur Silva, age 78, of Fallon, NV, formerly of Hawthorne, passed away on August 19, 2015. He was born in New Bedford, MA on October 26, 1936 to Manuel and Alexandria Sylvia. He was the youngest of five siblings: Mamie, Eileen, Frank and Natalie. Arthur served in the United States Air Force for 22
Published: September 1, 2015
June 23, 1942 - Aug 27, 2015Melvin Robert (Bob) Glenn born June 23,1942 to James L. and Bobbie D. Glenn in Gainsville, GA. Bob passed away on August 27, 2015 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, due to lung cancer. He was retired US Air Force TSGT, worked in transportation, served his country for 20 years, overseas stations
Published: September 1, 2015
July 19, 1925 - Aug. 29, 2015Lee Simonson passed away at home surrounded by his family on August 29, 2015. He was born July 19, 1925 in McGrath, Minnesota, 4th of 12 children. He then joined the Navy and served in WWII as an Ensign. He married Beryl Drayfahl in May of 1949, and they raised 4 children. Lee worked
Published: September 1, 2015
Mar. 5, 1926 - Aug. 17, 2015Patricia Ellen Orcutt succumbed to cancer on August 17, 2015, in northern Nevada. She was born March 5, 1926, to Kenneth and Lucile (Charles) McClernon. Pat was married to Kenneth Orcutt in Hawaii on March 19, 1983, where she had earned various pilots’ licenses and certifications, worked in aviation as an aircraft dealer, corporate
Published: September 1, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Another part of the drought-ridden West is attempting to make water conservation sexy, this time with funny ads in Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Water Authority this week launched a campaign on television, radio, print and social media themed: “There’s Nothing Sexier Than Saving Water.” The advertisements depict people adjusting watering clocks as members of the opposite
Published: September 1, 2015
In the first race of the season, Fallon senior standout Tristen Thomson made his mark at the Douglas Class Races on Friday in Minden.Thomson took 15th in the 4,000-meter senior division with a time of 14 minutes, 23.8 seconds, which was also good enough for fifth among Northern Division I-A runners.The mixed-bag event featured teams from Reno, Carson, Elko County
Published: September 1, 2015
Reno Aces Jamie Romak and Peter O’Brien have been named to the All-PCL Team, the Pacific Coast League announced Monday.The Aces join the El Paso Chihuahuas as the only two teams in the PCL to have two players named to the team.Romak, 29, was selected to the team as the designated hitter. In 122 games, Romak is hitting .285 (129-for-452)
Published: September 1, 2015
Marco Rubio told a crowd of about 200 at the Carson City Community Center on Tuesday all of America’s problems can be solved and the American Dream restored if the country rejects the path both parties have taken it down in recent years.He said that includes immigration, the economy, education, the weakening of our military and health care, among others.“If
Published: September 1, 2015
The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City is hosting a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Children’s Museum is a nonprofit that receives no federal or state funding. The sale helps keeps the museum’s doors open. To donate a gently used item, call 775-884-2226.
Published: September 1, 2015
Carson City Kiwanis is hosting its second annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament on Sept. 19 at Empire Ranch Golf Course to help raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The event also includes a run/walk and bench press event. The run/walk will be at 8 a.m. Registration costs $30 in advance and $35 at the event. Children 12
Published: September 1, 2015
Live music, food and wine will be offered at Tahoe Ridge Winery Bistro & Marketplace’s grape stomp and party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Sign ups for stomping will be at 11 a.m., with the competition following at 11:30 a.m. Prizes for most juice stomped include a case of private label wine with a picture and
Published: September 1, 2015
Carson Animal Services Initiative is hosting its fourth annual CASI 5K-9 Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street. Check-in will be from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.This year’s event is kicking off the Carson City Visitor’s Bureau’s Dog Days of Summer event, which offers a weekend of dog friendly events Sept. 24-27 around
Published: September 1, 2015
A 5K and one-mile children’s fun run is offered in St. Teresa of Avila’s annual Awesome Autumn Run on Sunday, Sept. 20, at Fuji Park. Entry includes a T-shirt; a water bottle; a drink voucher on packet pickup day for the St. Teresa Fall Up Get Down Festival; and $5 off a bounce house on packet pickup day.The 5K starts
Published: September 1, 2015
A moonlight train ride on the V&T hosted by Secret Service Catering will leave Virginia City’s F St. station at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and take passengers on an hour-and-a-half trip near American Flats. The cost is $42 and includes a boxed dinner of a pork and corn salsa sandwich, spinach salad, brownies with cherries and nuts and hard cider.
Published: September 1, 2015
Tahoe Ridge Winery Bistro & Marketplace, 1105 S. Carson St., hosts an evening for WINOS, or Women In Need of Sanity, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Discounts on appetizers are offered, as well as half off the price of a glass of wine. For more information, call 775-473-1790, or go to www.tahoeridgewinery.com.
Published: September 1, 2015
@ Two Digital Learning Center at the Carson City Library is offering free digital learning classes this month. Introduction to Word will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. Computers for beginners will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 8. Introduction to Excel formatting, a prerequisite to introduction to Excel calculations, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept.
Published: September 1, 2015
Connie Stevens, an actress and singer who appeared on “The Bob Cummings Show,” “Sugarfoot,” and “77 Sunset Strip,” will reminisce with the Rockin’ Rev at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on AM 1180 KCKQ and at www.americanmatters.us.In 1959, Stevens teamed up with Edd “Kookie” Byrnes to record the hit record, “Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb).” She followed it up with a
Published: September 1, 2015
More than a dozen vendors will be offering antiques, collectables, and crafts at Carson City Historical Society’s last yard sale of the season from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Foreman-Roberts House Park, 1207 N. Carson St. Free tours of the historic museum will be offered at the sale, whose proceeds go to the Carson City
Published: September 1, 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
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
Be safe this weekend, and for those looking for something to do, the annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair is the event to attend.For the first time in years, the annual cantaloupe festival and fair will be one, big event at the fairgrounds. For the past year, a committee has been working extensively to bring a quality product to
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

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