Sep. 27, 1929 - April 25, 2013 Thomas James Cook, husband, father, friend, civic leader and proud Marine, passed away Thursday, April 25th at Carson Tahoe Hospital while surrounded by his loving family.
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has announced two grants for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe to enhance fire safety.
Proposed Churchill County School District staff changes met with opposition Thursday night during the regularly scheduled board of trustees meeting.
Dr. Sandra Sheldon officially became the Churchill County School District’s new superintendent Thursday night after a two-year contract was approved by trustees during their regularly scheduled meeting.
A modified and rather weak gun bill Amendment, requiring background checks, went down to defeat 54-46 in the Senate April 17. It couldn’t garner the needed 60 votes to override a Republican filibuster. Ninety percent of Americans supported this legislation making it more difficult for criminals and the insane to purchase guns frequently used in mass murders. The Senate also failed to even consider a ban on military assault weapons. Wimps.
Godfrey is about 10 inches tall, sits down with his front paws placed in front of him and is always quiet. His ears jut out from his round face, and he has huge eyes with enormous half closed lids. My son Doug won Godfrey in one of those prize boxes where you put in a dollar and hope to use those metal jaws to pull out a toy. One year Doug got very lucky and we ended up giving a couple dozen stuffed animals to “Toys for Tots” all except Godfrey; he’s mine.
The State Historic Preservation Office, Nevada Archaeological Site Stewardship Program, is sponsoring a workshop on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Churchill County Museum.
On March 30, late afternoon, there was a high-speed chase north on Highway 95 towards our town of Fallon.
Students from Churchill County High School recently completed in the HOSA Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference at the UNR Campus and Grand Sierra Resort.
In one week, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act, which gives states the ability to collect sales tax on goods sold on the Internet.
The days are ticking down for 10 local celebrity contestants who will show their moves for the judges at Satureay night’s Dancing with the Stars, a fundraiser for the Fallon Swing team.
A 29-year-old Fallon man was sentenced Tuesday in District Court up 40 years in prison for molesting a child.
A Monday afternoon fire caused considerable damage to a two-story Harrigan Road home and also killed one of the family pets as firefighters battled the blaze and thick smoke for several hours.
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Indian Springs, Nev. — Remarkable innovations in high-tech aerial warfare are being carried out at this once-sleepy and relatively-unknown USAF facility in the remote and desolate Southern Nevada desert.
A fundraiser for Jon Short, a cancer patient, is set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Churchill Arts Center.
The University of Nevada baseball team dropped the final game of a three-game Mountain West series, 7-5, at Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday. The Wolf Pack won 8-4 on Friday and 12-8 on Saturday to take the series 2-1.
RENO – In a game that went down to the wire, the University of Nevada softball team fell 5-3 to UNLV on Sunday, giving the Rebels three points in the Governor’s Series presented by NV Energy.
RENO — A hard fought meet turned victorious for the Fallon boys swim team on Saturday.
The 16th annual Spring Wings Festival is returning to flight.
The Fallon grad pounded out five hits, scored two runs and drove in two to help lead the Western Nevada College softball team to its first series win against Snow College (Utah).
Two Fallon cowgirls will get one last opportunity to shine on college rodeo’s biggest stage next month.
Third is the word. The Fallon baseball and softball teams each clinched the No. 3 seed for Friday and Saturday’s Northern Division I-A playoff series.
Banner Churchill Community Hospital experienced significant flooding in the east wing of the hospital Tuesday after a one-inch water pipe burst.
The Galena Creek Bridge reared its head Monday as the Senate Finance Committee took up a bill to revamp the Nevada Department of Transportation Board.
I spent most of the last year living as a geographic bachelor. For the uninitiated, a geographic bachelor is a married guy who is living apart from his lovely and talented wife. The difference between being a geographic bachelor and being separated from your wife is that she can access your bank account without a court order and you can call her to complain about it without violating a restraining order — usually.
Kendall Brock got some good news this week. “They just told me on Wednesday that I would be playing running back,” the Nevada Wolf Pack junior said. “I couldn’t have been more excited.”
Peya Mushelenga, Niklaas Kandjii and Obrien Simasiku were entranced with their recent two-day, familiarization visit to Nevada.
She gets excited every Tuesday morning, almost like Christmas comes weekly.
On April 13, Fallon Kaia F.I.T. hosted a 5K at Laura Mills Park to raise money for Relay for Life.
RENO — For the third consecutive year, the University of Nevada saw multiple players selected in the NFL Draft.
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: • To Amanda and Christopher Lumsden of Fallon, a son, Michael Lee Lumsden, born April 13, 2013, weighing 7 pounds.
North Carson City business deals are popping, according to Andie Wilson of Coldwell Banker Commercial.
Despite a doubleheader loss to Spanish Springs on Saturday afternoon at Ron McNutt Field, the Carson Senators still have a firm grip on the final playoff spot in Division I baseball.
Jennifer Quam celebrated Friday’s sweep of Snow College by signing a national letter of intent to play for Division II University of Texas-Permian Basin.
MINDEN — All game long, Saturday morning, the Douglas baseball team had been looking for a shot in the arm. In the end, the Tigers ended up getting it.
The Nevada Legislature’s money committees held two major hearings last week to discuss options and the decisions they have to make in resolving budgets that make up half of state General Fund spending — K-12 schools and higher education.
Carson High’s boys and girls track teams each finished third at the 6th annual Carson Invitational Saturday at the Jim Frank Complex.
It’s that time in the Nevada Legislature, when all thoughts turn to money, money, money. As the state continues a long slog out of the Great Recession, it’s obvious to everyone there’s no such thing as easy dough.
When Mark Twain called golf a good walk spoiled, Carson City was a tiny state capital community and the Eagle Valley golf course complex didn’t exist.
Northern Nevada track teams converge on Carson High School for the 6th annual Carson High Invitational today.
Pitching has long been the Achilles’ heel of the Western Nevada College softball team since the program’s inception.
Assembly Republicans are renewing their opposition to a plan being pushed by some Senate colleagues to seek a 10 percent tax on Nevada’s gold and silver mine operators.
Nevada lawmakers considered a measure Friday that would allow motorcyclists to skip traffic jams by driving between the lanes — as long as they’re careful.
The Supreme Court’s plan to create its own security force got an initial nod from a legislative subcommittee Friday.
HENDERSON — Western Nevada College split its Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader against College of Southern Nevada, losing 3-1 and winning 11-3 Friday afternoon at Morse Field.
A joint Senate-Assembly committee faced a blizzard of decisions on Wednesday they must make to settle the university system’s budget for the next two years.
For decades, even generations, the Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale has been a showcase of local 4-H and FFA students to present their market and breeding project livestock for decades.
March 18 will be a day etched with so many people … from the residents of Hawthorne to the friends and family members of seven Marines who were killed in a live-fire training exercise on the Hawthorne Army Depot grounds to the Marines who paid tribute to their fallen comrades in a memorial service at Camp Lejeune, N.C. earlier this week.
The Oasis Bighorns made a splash in their first-ever regular-season lacrosse game. The Bighorns defeated the Spanish Springs Cougars, 9-2, on Saturday. The Bighorns took the early lead in the game and never looked back.
With one swing of the bat, the Fallon softball team ended the regular season on a high note.
In preparation for their final two meets of the season, the Fallon track teams had a strong showing at a six-way event Wednesday at the Ed Arciniega Complex.
The Gym at Venturacci Park, a 12,500-square foot facility on Venturacci Lane will be christened and host the first annual Cinco de Mayo 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Friday.
Nevada lawmakers met Thursday to address shortfalls in the state’s candidate residency laws that were exposed last year when a judge ruled a candidate for the Assembly didn’t live in the district he was running to represent.
There was good news and bad news out of Ron McNutt Field on Thursday night.
Sports fodder for a Friday morning... What did we learn about the Nevada Wolf Pack football team this spring? Well, we learned from head coach Brian Polian that there are a lot of positives on both sides of the ball and that 4,500 or so fans at the final scrimmage is an amazing show of support.
Carson High’s softball team started fast with a four-run first inning against Reed, but then along came Jackie Sertic, and poof went the Senators’ offense.
LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas has some of the worst air pollution in the country, but it’s getting better, according to the American Lung Association said.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and California Gov. Jerry Brown have agreed to meet to discuss the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
In a prelude to next week’s Economic Forum, that body’s Technical Advisory Committee Thursday projected the state’s so-called “minor revenues” will generate $690 million by the end of this fiscal year and another $981.5 million over the coming two-year budget cycle.
MINDEN — Badly in need of a win, the Douglas baseball team came up with one of its best games of the year Thursday afternoon.
Pollinating insects play an essential role in agriculture, and their populations are declining worldwide. Conserving this valuable resource is the topic of a workshop hosted by Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency to offer an Impact of Future Growth in Nevada Dairies Workshop.
On the heels of a successful year, Farm Credit lender American AgCredit distributed $45 million in dividends to its customers for 2012.
Most everybody knows that their dogs should be vaccinated against distemper, parvo and other deadly diseases, even if owners don’t follow through. I believe that most cat owners think, because cats aren’t as social as dogs and therefore less likely to come in contact with other cats, that they can safely skip this important health factor.
At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.
A walk to create awareness of child abuse and a day to recognize the Earth’s importance is set for Saturday.
Dee Helming faces some tough choices during her workdays in the office of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, out along Highway 50 east of Fallon.
The Churchill Arts Council will present a prose reading by novelist Tupelo Hassman on May 4 at the Oats Park Art Center.
Ormat Technologies Inc. hopes to quickly take advantage of new technology it has successfully tested at its Desert Peak 2 geothermal site in Churchill County.
Ten local celebrity contestants in this year’s Dancing with the Stars, a fundraiser for the Fallon Swing team, have been patiently practicing their steps and moves for weeks in preparation for this year’s annual show on May 4 at 7 p.m. at the high school gym.
Sounding upbeat economic notes, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki talked Wednesday of federal Internet taxation, state legislative matters and Nevada’s rebranding efforts. Speaking at a breakfast gathering of the Northern Nevada Development Authority in the Carson Nugget, he also dipped into plans for the Silver State’s imminent birthday party to celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th year, in 2014. Yet it was his reply to a question on Internet taxation matters in the nation’s capital that grabbed attention.
Silver State High School’s performing arts group the Silver State Stars presents “Pistols and Posies,” starting tonight running through Sunday.
Matt Nolan has excited local fans with his play on the football field and basketball court the past two seasons, and now he gets an opportunity to test his talents at the next level.
Carson High’s golf team, led by Dalton Butler and Jonathon Butler, finished in fourth place at the Sierra League tourney at Eagle Valley West Golf Course.
The late Sen. Bill Raggio of Reno will be among those honored during the 16th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial on May 2.
A joint Senate-Assembly committee was faced Wednesday with a blizzard of decisions they must make to settle the university system’s budget for the next two years.
RENO – The University of Nevada (20-20) baseball team snapped a season-high four-game losing skid on Tuesday, downing Pacific (10-25) in a nonconference game 6-4 at Peccole Park.
FERNLEY — Fallon is streaking at the right time like it did back in 2011 when it won the state championship.
FERNLEY — In today’s world of instant messaging, Twitter and Facebook, no acronym has meant more to the Lady Wave softball team than LOB.
The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball season is now in intensive care. The Wolf Pack lost a game on Sunday at Peccole Park, 15-11 to the New Mexico Lobos, that even left their coach speechless.
The University of Nevada softball team swept its first conference series since 2009 with a 10-1, six-inning drubbing of New Mexico on Sunday at Lobo Field in Albuquerque.
In a deep and talented field, the Fallon track teams got all they could handle on Friday.
The Fallon swim teams were axed by South Tahoe on Friday. The Vikings came away with a 142-115 victory in the girls dual and a 142-86 in the boys meet.
Playing three games in one day is nothing new to the Western Nevada College softball team, but pitching back-to-back complete games certainly is.
The extraordinary service of 80 men was remembered April 18 at the tribute to the Doolittle Raiders on the 71st anniversary of the Army Air Force squadron’s flight from a Navy aircraft carrier to bomb Japan during World War II.
Traffic passing through the Fallon Convention Center will be the topic Thursday when the Fallon City Council holds a public workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers, 55 W. Williams Ave.
On its face, this recipe is about roasting cauliflower with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Really, this recipe is about the wonders of roasting root vegetables and a flower: Cauliflower.
Cowboy humorist Baxter Black will appear at 7 p.m. May 2 in the Valley Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn as a kickoff to the 2013 Genoa Cowboy Festival.
Rebecka Breuer pitched and batted Carson High’s softball team to an easy 9-0 triumph over visiting Fernley in a nonleague game Tuesday afternoon.
RENO — Carson High’s opening game of its stretch run to hold onto the eighth and final playoff spot was short but definitely not sweet.
Cabela’s Spring Boy Scout Challenge will again be held at the Reno store on May 4 from 8:30 a.m. (check-in) to about 12:30 p.m. at the store, located on 8650 Boomtown Road (I-80 exit 4). This free and team-oriented event tests the Boy Scouts’ skills and knowledge in a variety of timed and scored events.
As the Nevada Senate did Monday night, the Assembly is expected to pass legislation repealing Nevada’s threat to pull out of the bi-state Tahoe Regional Planning Agency compact.
The legislative subcommittee studying Health and Human Services budgets Tuesday approved an extensive reorganization of the Health Division.
The bill designed to move the annual Burning Man festival outside of Pershing County’s control passed the Assembly Tuesday on a party line vote.
Nevada lawmakers advanced efforts this week to bar future elected or appointed local officials and state legislators from lobbying their former colleagues immediately after leaving office.
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats gridlocked Tuesday over competing proposals to ease the impact of across-the-board spending cuts blamed for furloughs of air traffic controllers and flight delays for millions of travelers.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — State lawmakers in the Nevada Assembly voted Tuesday to revamp sex education for students.
Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the start of a new program during Veterans Day ceremonies at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011. The Veteran of the Month award will recognize Nevada veterans who contribute their time and energy to support the veteran and military communities.
In the April 17 LVN, this column was about my home in Ambler, Pa., which I left in July 1964 heading “west” with my five sons when my husband Don and I were divorcing. His family, as well as my mother, was furious with me and astonished that I would take the children far away. But I knew that their future and mine would be better out West, so I had my son Doug close his eyes and point on a map of California. That was as far west as we could go in a car. So in early July 1964 off we headed to Santa Barbara on a two-week journey across America, the five boys and me, in an old Volkswagen bus with only $1,000 in cash from the sale of the house in Ambler.
For most taxpayers, the tax deadline has passed. But planning for next year can start now. The IRS reminds taxpayers that being organized and planning ahead can save time and money in 2014. Here are six things you can do now to make next April 15 easier.
Investopedia defines privatization as “The transfer of ownership of ... businesses from a government to a privately owned entity.” The argument for privatization says “... the estimated increases in efficiency that can result from private ownership … come from the greater importance private owners tend to place on profit maximization as compared to government, which tends to be less concerned about profits.” Therein lies the problem.
Certain financial debts from your past may affect your current federal tax refund. The law allows the use of part or all of your federal tax refund to pay other federal or state debts that you owe.
The Let’s All Work (LAW) Publications anti-drug information program is returning to town through a the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and Churchill County School District partnership.
Each year, the IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Here are ten things you should know about IRS notices in case one shows up in your mailbox.
During every session of the Nevada Legislature, our state’s lawmakers appear to spend more time trying to propose and debate frivolous bills rather than center their energy on important legislation that is good for the entire state.
Consideration of the new superintendent and possible layoffs of licensed and classified personnel headline the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the district administration office, 690 S. Maine St., in “The Pit.”
A group of sailors cleaning around Naval Air Station Fallon on Tuesday morning expressed their amazement with the number of bags they filled with trash.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — First Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment conducted a private memorial service today for seven Marines killed in a live-fire training incident south of Hawthorne last month.
Sep. 25, 1943 - April 10, 2013 Marilyn Irene “Mim” Miller, age 69 of Mesa, Arizona former resident of Carson City, Nevada passed away April 10, 2013. Mim loved the Mountains, spent countless hours climbing all over with the W.I.T.S girls, she loved crosswords, volunteering at NV Opera, and was known for her great sense of humor and quick wit.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: FRIDAY • A 22-year-old Carson City woman turned herself in at 12:05 p.m. at the Carson City Sheriff’s Department, 911 E. Musser St., on a warrant for failure to appear and another for conspiracy to commit. She was placed on a no-bail hold.
The Nevada Senate voted unanimously Monday to have law enforcement begin taking DNA samples from every person arrested on felony charges.
The Senate amended Senate Bill 82 on Monday to remove the ban on hunting black bears in Nevada.
Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, made clear Friday she has serious issues with the governor’s plan to build a new execution chamber at the Ely State Prison.
Legislative leadership met behind closed doors Saturday to try to reach agreement on major changes proposed for the system of higher education budgets.
For years, the rules mandating parole hearings in criminal cases in which multiple consecutive sentences were imposed have confused family members and friends of both victims and inmates.
Prison officials are endangering new employees by putting them on the yard before they receive proper training, the union representing corrections officers says.
While still a full 2 percent lower than a year ago, Nevada’s unemployment rate ticked up 0.1 percent in March compared with February, finishing at 9.7 percent.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: THURSDAY 10:41 a.m.: A 26-year-old Carson City woman was arrested in the 1500 block of North Lompa Lane on a Carson contempt-of-court warrant with bail set at $1,000 and a 24-year-old Carson City man was arrested on a Carson City contempt-of-court warrant with bail set at $1,000.
Last Saturday’s opening night at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway saw nearly 80 race cars take to the track, and there was a good crowd in the stands despite the chilly wind.
A proposal seeking to clear the way for gay marriage in Nevada was amended Friday by the state Senate in a move designed to make it more acceptable to some lawmakers who struggled with their religious convictions.
Carson High’s swim teams swept Spanish Springs Friday afternoon at the Carson Aquatic Center. The boys won 163-94, and the girls triumphed 148-38.
The Nevada Senate on Wednesday inducted two of the body’s most respected former members into the Senate Hall of Fame.
Nevada’s newest assemblyman is learning the ropes at the Nevada Legislature
It’s been a long time since Charlie Banfield picked up a pitching win — March 9 to be exact.
The wrought-iron sidewalk fences on Carson Street’s downtown will be removed.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: TUESDAY 9:19 a.m.: A 52-year-old Carson City woman was arrested in the 300 block of Carson Meadows on a contempt-of-court warrant. Bail: $632.
Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The college football season is still four months away. There is no reason for panic. But the Nevada Wolf Pack’s famous pistol offense is shooting blanks so far this spring. We wouldn’t worry at this point in the season under normal circumstances.
RENO — Despite outhitting North Valleys 6-2, the Carson High softball team dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker Thursday afternoon in a crossover game.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: THURSDAY • 2:38 a.m.: Brandon Saunders, 21, of Carson City was arrested at Stewart and Park streets on suspicion of DUI drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia and on a Carson City contempt-of-court warrant. Bail: $2,774.
The recent bombing at the Boston Marathon is yet another sad day in American history. The victims have my greatest sympathy, and the following is by no means meant to diminish their loss.
Both of you that have followed my column for more than a few years know that Sandra, my lovely bride, is a naturalized citizen of the Grassy Knoll Nation. It’s well known that Sandra has never met a conspiracy theory that she didn’t like, and after the sad and bizarre events of this week, I’ve come to doubt everything I thought I knew about human nature and history.
Calling all dog lovers and race/walk competitors! Mark May 4 on your calendars and join us at Churchill County Fairgrounds for our annual Strut-Your-Mutt 5K Walk/Run and Bark in the Park, one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Come and be a part of a day filled with fun activities. The 5K will start at 9 a.m., and Bark in the Park will “run” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Arbor Day, which we celebrate this week, people across the country plant trees. Of course, trees provide us with many benefits, including beauty, fruit and oxygen, as well as protection against land erosion. But the act of planting and nurturing trees can also guide our behavior in other areas of life — such as investing.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency to offer an Impact of Future Growth in Nevada Dairies Workshop.
A California man appeared Thursday in Justice Court on numerous charges including three drug counts.
There are still some tickets available for the performance by the world music ensemble, the Marco Calliari Sextet tomorrow night at the Art Center.
Personal liability among the Truckee-Carson Irrigation Board of Directors opens old wounds.
April is National Distracted Driving Month and the Nevada Highway Patrol will be implementing a zero-tolerance enforcement period next week as a strict traffic safety initiative to curtail the use of hand-held phones while motorists are driving.
The Truckee River Whitewater Park has changed how many people think about downtown Reno.
Banner Health is one of the top performing health systems in the U.S. based on quality outcomes, patient care and efficiency, according to Truven Health Analytics, a leading health care analysis firm.
After months of cold, blustery winter weather menacing western and central Nevada, residents are ready to open the windows and bloom like the flowers and plants that dot their properties.
Top Gun Raceway kicked off its 2013 season with its first points race on Sunday.
The chase for the Mountain West crown enters the final three weeks.
Rivalries give teams that extra push to achieve success.
To be the champs, one must beat the champs. The Fernley softball team did just that in a pitchers dual on Wednesday at the Ed Arciniega Complex.
Women’s golf club breakfast, scramble on Saturday The Fallon Women’s Golf Club kick-off breakfast is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 27 at the Fallon Golf Course, 2655 Country Club Drive.
Despite a windy environment, Nic Stenberg’s pinpoint control left batters confused and off balance. The Fallon junior led the way as the Greenwave rolled past rival Fernley, 12-2, in six innings in a Lahontan League game on Wednesday at the Ed Arciniega Complex.
Call it fate, destiny, luck or divine intervention. Whatever it was, Kari Lister was not meant to be in Boston on Monday. She wanted to after she qualified for her first Boston Marathon.
The Fallon golf team took seventh at the Elko Invitational on Wednesday.
Ten artists were chosen in a online poll and 10 more were chosen by producers based on professionalism, songwriting and performing skills for the fifth annual Made In Reno music contest.
The Misfits Theater Group will present “Gold Casino” or “Bar Be Tender” at 7 p.m. May 3,4, 10 and 11 at Odeon Hall, 65 Pike St. in Dayton.
Youth Theatre Carson City will wrap up its first season of performances with a season-end showcase and fundraiser at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Carson City Community Center.
When Gehrig Tucker was 8, he and his father were watching a television program about New York Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lawyers defending a former Nevada lobbyist and developer against charges that he funneled illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid said the FBI investigated the matter five years ago and found no criminal wrongdoing.
A school bus accident on Friday did not result in any serious injuries or citations for the driver, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
RENO — The University of Nevada baseball team dropped a midweek nonconference home game 10-7 to UC Davis on Tuesday.
RENO — The Reno Aces snapped a seven-game losing skid Tuesday night, with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Aces Ballpark.
The Wild Horse Children’s Theater will present “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids” weekends from Friday through April 28 in the Performance Hall of the Brewery Arts Center.
Wins have been tough to come by this year for Carson High’s softball team, so coach Shelby Tuttle will take a victory however it comes.
RENO — Thanks to six errors, Carson High’s win streak ended at 5 with an 11-1 loss to McQueen Tuesday afternoon.
The 26th annual golf fundraiser for Whittell and South Tahoe high schools is set for May 4-5 at Edgewood Golf Club at Stateline.
The proposed constitutional amendment that would make the Legislature an annual event and allow lawmakers to meet in Las Vegas cleared its first official hurdle Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS — A North Las Vegas man with 23 years of public-sector experience will replace expelled Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks in the Legislature, capping a weekslong saga that left the district without stable representation.
The University of Nevada softball team used a pair of walk-off wins to subdue Colorado State last weekend at Hixson Park in Reno.
Ginny Dugan describes her work as a Churchill County Senior Center volunteer a fulfilling experience.
One of De Vere Karlson’s passions is running marathons. On Monday, Karlson, 55, was about three-tenths of a mile from the second bomb site at the Boston Marathon. She was not injured.
A loud, cheering crowd waving placards welcomed home about 50 members of the Nevada Army National Guard’s 593rd Transportation Company on Friday after a 10½-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Now, Bill Archer’s club encounters its toughest test of the season as Fallon gears toward winning another Lahontan League title and the Northern Division I-A’s top seed for the playoffs.
A school bus accident on Friday did not result in any serious injuries or citations for the driver, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
This year’s annual Tea Party at Millennium Park tackled a host of topics ranging from the hot issue of gun control to background checks to the federal government’s administration of public lands in Nevada.
BENICIA, Calif. – The aging rustbuckets, proud veterans of America’s past wars, come into view as the early morning fog begins to fade.
The Fishermen In Northern Nevada (F.I.N.N.) club is accepting memberships. The group is available to anyone interested in learning about fishing as well as competing in monthly club tournaments. Cost is $10 per person.
A 61-year-old Fallon man’s bail was revoked Tuesday in District Court pending a competency evaluation.
If you have one of those bumper stickers that says “Rush is right,” you need to think again or add the word never just before right.
Churchill County Commissioners are moving to a different venue for their second regularly scheduled meeting today at 1:15 p.m. at the Fallon City Hall City Council Chambers, 55 W. Williams Ave.
Margaret Thatcher, who served as prime minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990, is most famous for teaming up with my father Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II to peacefully end the Cold War and bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Monday was the annual deadline for most people to file their federal income tax return and pay any taxes they owe. By law, the IRS may assess penalties to taxpayers for both failing to file a tax return and for failing to pay taxes they owe by the deadline.
When I read Chuck Muth’s column in the April 10 LVN, I wondered how someone who appears to be reasonably intelligent could be so ignorant of some very basic facts.
The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who missed the tax filing deadline.
I’ve written previously about the places I lived in the “East” and believe I saved the best for last.
What should you do if you already filed your federal tax return and then discover a mistake? Don’t worry; you have a chance to fix errors by filing an amended tax return. This year you can use the new IRS tool, ‘Where’s My Amended Return?’ to easily track the status of your amended tax return. Here are 10 facts you should know about filing an amended tax return.
The University of Nevada baseball team rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat UNLV 5-4 on Sunday in Las Vegas to take the Mountain West series 2-1 from the Rebels.
It was a clean sweep for the Truckee swim team on Friday. The Wolverines swam past Fallon as the boys lost 151-80, and the Lady Wave fell 140-106.
The Carson High softball team lost the opening game of a two-game series to Bishop Manogue on Tuesday. Carson fell 9-4.
The Oasis Academy Bighorns had a big day at the High Sierra Youth League Jamboree on Saturday in Reno. In five games, the Bighorns went 3-2, beating Spanish Springs, Truckee, and South Reno. The two losses came to perennial powerhouse North Tahoe and last year’s champion Northwest Reno.
Simply put, Carson High’s softball team gift-wrapped Thursday’s game for Bishop Manogue.
Drivers opened the 2013 Rattlesnake Raceway season with a thunderous roar on Saturday. Al Bishop took the checkered flag in the Gen-X main event followed by Holly Olsen and Mikki Beauchat.
While the Fallon baseball team aims for its third consecutive league crown, the Greenwave sit in position to climb the ladder in the Northern Division I-A standings.
SPARKS — Zak Harjes has made two starts this year for Carson, and both of them have been golden.
For five innings, the Carson High offense was nowhere to be found.
Offense played a huge role on Tuesday, as Carson High’s baseball team opened the Spanish Springs Tournament with two victories at Ron McNutt Field.
Strutting their stuff, 26 elementary track athletes hit the lanes and pits at the Ed Arciniega Complex on Friday for the annual elementary track meet.
Rileigh Ricken donated to her own cause on Wednesday. The junior pitcher allowed two runs, but chipped in with four RBIs, as the Lady Wave rolled to an 8-2 Lahontan League win at Dayton.
A complete team effort from the University of Nevada softball team led the Wolf Pack to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs at Hixson Park in Reno on Sunday.
Facing some of the top competition in Northern California, the Fallon boys track team held its own at the Glen Poole Invitational on Saturday in Roseville, Calif.
Churchill County High School seniors still have the opportunity to earn money for college or trade school. Seniors must turn in a separate scholarship application for each scholarship that they qualify for. The following is a list of the scholarships currently available:
Western Nevada College Fallon campus is offering several non-credit courses for adults and kids this spring in its Community Education Division.
If two mechanics are working on your car, but they’re not talking to one another, the results may not be so good. Likewise, if a baseball coach doesn’t communicate well with his players, he’s not likely to win as many games as he could.
A new study showing an estimated 7 percent of American teens and adults carry the human papillomavirus (HPV) in their mouths. Oral cancer is not rare, and screening should be considered just as important as testing for cervical, prostate and breast cancer.
Serial entrepreneur Susan Alpert captured the good life with her husband of 46 years, Larry. She had a great family and a successful career, including running several multimillion dollar companies.
Justice was not served last week when the Assembly Judiciary Committee chairman rejected a motion for a vote on a bill that would allow people to carry guns on Nevada college campuses with a concealed weapons permit.
The Fallon Humboldt Shredders Thrift Store is open for business at 290 S. Maine St. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Churchill County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 1:15 p.m. at the county administration building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.
The Nevada Department of Transportation and state Treasurer’s office have completed a bond sale refinancing $131 million in highway bonds to get a lower interest rate.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: FRIDAY • 1:30 p.m.: A 39-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested at the Carson City Jail on a Carson violation-of-a-suspended-sentence warrant. Bail: $3,000.
The Hawthorne Army Depot community, along with members of the Walker River Paiute Tribe, took a ceremonial step in the healing process on Wednesday to bless seven Marines who were killed in March in a live-fire training exercise at the sprawling military installation 70 miles south of Fallon.
More than 80 percent of the land in Nevada is managed by the federal government. So, what is the future of Nevada’s public lands over the next year, the next decade, or for the next generation?
Amanda Collins burst into tears Friday as an Assembly chairman rejected a motion for a vote on a bill allowing people with concealed weapon permits to carry guns on Nevada’s higher education campuses.
Cue the “Rawhide” music. It was a week of “rollin’ rollin’ rollin’” at the Nevada Legislature as bills awaiting floor votes in the Senate and Assembly were “rolled” to the next legislative day — and rolled again and again and again.
RANGELY, Colo. — Western Nevada College’s softball team swept Colorado Northwestern in a Scenic West doubleheader on Saturday, 7-4 and 6-3, to improve to 11-25 in league play and 14-35 overall.
Seven resolutions and 264 bills died Friday when they failed to get out of committee in the legislative house where they originated.
I love movies, always have. It’s a place where you can escape for a couple of hours and leave your worries behind.
RENO — There is a renewed sense of energy on the Nevada Wolf Pack football team’s defense this spring.
The state’s proposed reorganization of health and disability services has drawn numerous questions from lawmakers including Ways and Means Chairwoman Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas, who complained there were “so many moving parts.”
Navy Ensign Tyson Roser of Carson City earned the naval aviator Wings of Gold during ceremonies at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station in Texas, where he completed primary and advanced flight training.
Jake Michael Bayliss, 18, a member of Boy Scout Troop 16 sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, earned the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Feb. 12 at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.
Last Saturday’s Play Day at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway’s 3⁄8 mile clay oval was well attended as drivers tried out the high banks of the new track configuration.
RANGELY, Colo. — Western Nevada College’s baseball team moved into second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference with a doubleheader sweep of last-place Colorado Northwestern on Friday afternoon.
SPARKS — Carson High’s girls softball team went 1-2 during first-day action at the Reed Easter Tournament.
Defect bill dies in Senate; lives in Assembly (AP) — Republican efforts in the Nevada Senate to reform construction defect laws are on the legislative bone heap.
Private equity groups could soon place large bets at Nevada sports books and pump millions of dollars into the legal sports betting trough under a bill advanced Friday by a state Senate committee.
More than three weeks have passed since an explosion at Hawthorne’s Army Depot killed seven U.S. Marines and injured seven others, and the town is still in mourning.
SolarGenerations program NV Energy’s SolarGenerations program will accept applications for the next round of solar energy projects from April 22 through 5 p.m. on May 17.
Area artists display The Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios at 203 S. Maine St., will feature the work of four area artists from Monday through April 27.
I would like to ask the liberals, progressives, whatever they call themselves these days, to consider the fact that “sustainable development” is not sustainable.
When Mike Warren was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer in September, the prognosis didn’t sound promising.
When a cat is adopted from CAPS, the adopter must sign an agreement that the new furry friend must remain indoors. Some potential adopters are put off by that and don’t adopt, but we have good reasons, some of which are discussed below.
Saturday will mark the conclusion of the 13th annual Keep Fallon Green project.
This month, we observe Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an international movement whose goal is to raise awareness of the need to take action to sustain a healthy, sustainable environment. You can do your part through recycling and other measures, but you can also apply some of the lessons of Earth Day to your financial situation — and, in particular, to your approach to investing.
Nearly a century of history and memories come together as a feature showing at the Fallon Theatres.
Sometimes the hardest part of being me is keeping my mouth shut ... no, really, it’s true! I’m continually thinking of really funny things that amuse the heck out of me but, all too often, are inappropriate to say out loud or to write in a newspaper column.
The Churchill Arts Council will present a talk by photographer Lee Saloutos tomorrow afternoon in the galleries at the Art Center. The conversation will deal with the large-format color photographs that are on view in the exhibition “Small Spaces: Nevada Mines.” All of the strikingly beautiful images were taken in the interiors of abandoned mining sites in Nevada.
Baccarat play driven by Chinese New Year handed casinos a 15 percent increase in total win for February compared with January. Last year, January received the benefit of high-roller play from the annual celebration. As a result, win this January — without Chinese New Year — was down 12.4 percent.
Tractor Supply Company will open a Carson City store near the freeway bypass with at least a dozen employees in October, a spokesman said Thursday. Work is under way at the location on East William Street, west of the Gold Dust West Casino, and a strip shopping mall about a block from the freeway’s interchange with William Street, which also is known as U.S. Highway 50 on Carson City’s east side. The site is in the 2000-2100 block on the thoroughfare’s south side.
GameCozy & Movies, at 1621 E. William St. in Carson City, will hold a grand re-opening event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday after more than doubling its business space.
A trio of musicians opened a couple of businesses in one downtown Carson City location this week. Under the names Culture Shock Music Shop and Silver & Brass, Quentin Knowles joined with Brandi Graves and Lindsey Jones to open the store at 710 N. Curry St. The outlet will offer music-related products and services such as musical instrument repairs, the sale of refurbished instruments, and providing music lessons.
Sports fodder for a Friday morning ••• Deonte Burton coming back for his senior year is great news for the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Pack wouldn’t have won a dozen games without Burton in 2013-14. Unfortunately, right now, even with him they are merely a 15-win team.
A 29-year-old Fallon woman appeared Thursday in Justice Court on weapons charges.
The grass always seems greener on a baseball field.
The spring college season nears its end for several former Greenwave stars.
The Oasis Bighorns fell, 8-6, to Northwest Reno on Saturday in a preseason lacrosse game at the Churchill County Regional Fields.
Tough times are hitting the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association.
Last weekend, 69 runners crossed the finish line of the annual Rattlesnake Trail Run.
Opponents of legislation designed to bar the mentally ill from buying guns argued Tuesday that filing that ban with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System based on a petition from a psychiatrist violates due process and an individual’s Second Amendment rights.
LAS VEGAS — Three former fugitives arrived in Carson City Tuesday night to face murder charges in the slaying of Nevada’s chief insurance examiner.
Senate Bill 289 is designed to “remove inefficiencies” in the current worker’s compensation system and reduce delays by getting people to treatment faster, lobbyist Sam McMullen says.
A Nevada state senator who supports a Republican-backed gun bill said buying a gun is not a fundamental right and due process might need to be sacrificed if it means keeping guns away from people who are dangerously mentally ill.
Youth Theatre Carson City will presents “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”
The Nevada Arts Council is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Folklife Apprenticeship program with the exhibit “One Is Silver, the Other Is Gold,” on display through April 26 at the Legislature as part of the Legislative eXhibition Series.
Nevada artists will share their work at the second annual Nevada Expressions Show and Sale to raise money to protect the Virginia City National Historic Landmark.
While the games didn’t count in the league standings, the Douglas High baseball team had a big day Wednesday at the Spanish Springs Tournament.
For the first time since Washoe County’s acquisition of helicopters 12 years ago, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office SWAT team trained with the flying machines.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Reno Aces dropped both games of a doubleheader Wednesday night, 9-4 and 5-3, against the Salt Lake Bees at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
Austin Byler summed up the current state of the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: FRIDAY • 4:24 p.m.: A 35-year-old Carson City woman was arrested in the 1600 block of Hot Springs Road on a Carson contempt-of-court warrant. Bail: $1,000.
A group of Nevada senators introduced a bill last month that would prohibit intentional feeding of wildlife. Senate bill 371 would ban a person from intentionally feeding any species of wildlife other than the feathered kind, according to the bill text. A three-time repeat offender could be fined up to $1,000 or spend six months in jail.
Nevada’s major resorts want new restrictions on smaller gaming companies they say are pushing into their turf. The little guys say the big operators are just trying to shut them down to cut out the competition.
State lawmakers heard passionate arguments Friday over a measure that ends the prohibition on recreational marijuana use in Nevada and funnels the tax revenues toward the underfunded state education system.
The legislative counsel bureau has denied the Nevada Press Association’s request to release all materials used in the decision to expel Steven Brooks from the Assembly except those declared private under federal law.
Nevada lawmakers are picking up the pace, trying to jam hundreds of bills through committees before an approaching deadline turns their pet legislation into pixie dust. While many bills have been granted exemption from the looming deadline, others must pass out of the committee of origin by Friday or die.
The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee was urged Saturday to regulate companies that offer people a loan to cover expenses while awaiting their eventual settlement from insurance companies
Sen. Tick Segerblom’s bill to give the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection control over oil companies seeking licensing to produce oil by “fracking” was essentially termed unnecessary by that agency during a Tuesday hearing.
A new brand that will be used to entice visitors to Nevada and promote everything from tourism to economic development, job training and education, was unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Brian Sandoval and other state officials.
A proposed amendment to make Nevada’s Legislature an annual event is expected to get a vote on the Senate floor next week.
Lawmakers are considering legislation that would use seed money from Nevada’s Insurance Premium Tax to leverage both private and federal funding to create or expand Nevada businesses in poor communities.
When I lived in Germany, I would make a type of oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies that I’ve been making since my mother introduced them to me when I was a child.
Carson High sophomore Corey Reid posted a 14th-place finish in the decathlon at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational.
All winter I kept waiting for the weatherman’s promise of snow. I’m one of those people who just wants at least one really nice snowstorm to complete the winter, and I’ve been waiting for two years and it hasn’t happened.
Hometown Health, Northern Nevada’s largest provider of health insurance, announces the launch of its individual and family plans.
University of Nevada President Marc Johnson appeared before Churchill County commissioners last week, discussing both the college of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR) and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE).
Step one in the process to set a budget for 2013-14 was taken by the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees Thursday night during its regularly scheduled meeting.
Tenth-year anniversaries are traditionally honored by gifts of tin, which is appropriate, since we just commemorated the 10th anniversary of the unnecessary war started by our tin-pot former president. Tin-pot: “petty, small-time, two-bit.” This is a perfect description of GW Bush and his Iraq War cheerleaders. History is proving that almost every decision these guys made was wrong, and we will be paying for their arrogance for generations.
“Always Lost: A Meditation on War” is returning to its roots. Western Nevada College’s acclaimed creative writing/photographic exhibition about the costs of war will be on display in the Nevada Legislative Building’s second-floor atrium on weekdays from April 17 to May 3.
The April 15 tax-filing deadline is fast approaching. Some taxpayers may find that they need more time to file their tax returns. If you need extra time, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS.
A 54-year-old Fallon man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in District Court to numerous charges of statutory sexual seduction.
As one of Nevada’s oldest communities, it’s no surprise that Carson City, which was founded in 1858, played an important role in a number of milestones in state history.
The Churchill Arts Council’s film series, “Strange Women: Sci-Fi Classics,” is a response to one interpretation of the Mayan Apocalypse of last December.
This has been an unusual year with St. Patrick’s Day and Easter so close together. After cooking a traditional corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, it got me thinking about Easter food traditions.
High Sierra Swing Dance Club’s sixth annual anniversary Spring Ball dinner-dance is set for April 27 at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.
The University of Nevada baseball was swept by Mountain West foe San Diego State last weekend in San Diego. The Wolf Pack lost 8-1 on Sunday, 5-4 on Saturday and 2-0 on Friday.
Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball coach David Carter let out a sigh of relief Monday afternoon when he learned starting point guard Deonte Burton will return for his senior season.
For the first time in the Northern Division I-A, the playoffs will revert to a tournament bracket to decide a regional champion this season.
The honors keep piling up for Cady Cordes. The Churchill County High School senior was named one of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Top 10 student-athletes on Friday.
The Greenwave baseball and softball teams picked up another doubleheader sweep over the Division III portion of their league schedule as they prepare for a critical series this week.
Oct. 30, 1954 - April 4, 2013 Joan M. Hanna, 58, passed away April 4, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Joan was born October 30, 1954 in Carson City, NV, to Richard and Mary Kathleen Hanna. For the past thirty years she has resided in Virginia City, NV.
Hot diggity dog! I missed pulling one of my favorite April Fool’s jokes on some folks, but then I got to thinking how many folks are “fooled” every day into thinking they are safe and secure in the way they use the Internet. Here are some bones to chew on.
A wide variety of business and other interests joined the parade of supporters for legislation that would more than double Nevada’s gasoline tax to build and repair the state’s deteriorating highways.
The Carson City Citizen’s Academy is taking applications for its next session, which starts May 1. “If you are interested in law enforcement or have wondered how the sheriff’s office operates, this is an opportunity to experience the wide range of duties (officers perform),” Volunteer Coordinator Ken Smith told the Appeal in 2012.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: WEDNESDAY • 2:34 p.m.: A 41-year-old Carson City woman was arrested in the 400 block of East Park Street on suspicion of child neglect. Bail: $2,500.
An 18-wheeler attempting to make an U-turn near the Dixie Valley turnoff became stuck on high ground Friday afternoon, causing traffic to back up on U.S. Highway 50 about 40 miles east of Fallon.
After a sparring session at the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday at the middle school, the annual fundraiser was approved by the board.
Fallon’s bats swayed to the hit machine Saturday by pounding out 40 runs to sweep Silver Stage in a Lahontan League baseball doubleheader at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.
The Carson City Symphony will present “A Celebration in Two Sharps” at 4 p.m. April 28 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.
Note: Lunch menus for the week of April 8 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.
Mike Rice’s ouster/resignation at Rutgers last week was well-deserved, and quite frankly, why wasn’t he fired instead of suspended earlier in the year? I was also glad to see the athletic director who suspended him, but didn’t fire him back in November, resign.
CARSON TAHOE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER To Amy Peterson and Christian Hoyos of Carson City, a daughter, Iris Catherine Peterson-Hoyos, born March 23, 2013, weighing 8 pounds and 12 ounces.
The Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary held its new-member tea Feb. 25 at the Governor’s Mansion.
It seems like we are always hearing something about the Federal Reserve Bank, aka “The Fed”. Isn’t it the Fed that keeps printing money, somehow increasing our national debt? It sounds like something important, but we all have so many things to worry about that “The Fed” rarely gets a second thought. We have jobs, kids, parents, debts and all the other things that take up our day. Why worry about things that seem so distant and out of our control? Why, indeed.
MINDEN — The Douglas baseball team struggled to get its bats going until the final inning Saturday afternoon and suffered a 6-3 loss to Galena.
RENO — Brian Polian was pleased with his first scrimmage as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s head football coach.
State lawmakers in Nevada serve as examples to their counterparts in Washington because they are putting state issues ahead of politics, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, said in an address to a joint session of the Nevada Legislature on Thursday.
Sen. Michael Roberson, himself a lawyer, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday that flaws in Nevada’s construction-defects law are encouraging lawsuits that only benefit lawyers.
RENO — For the third time in as many starts, Carson High junior pitcher Chase Blueberg followed up a loss with a victory.
Local racing kicks off today with the first points race at Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon and a play day at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway.
Churchill County Commissioners heard concerns Thursday morning during their regularly scheduled meeting about the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources and the UN Cooperative Extension (UNCE) programs.
Nevada junior softball player Sara Parsons of Fallon sported an ear-to-ear grin Tuesday as she represented her club in the annual scrimmage between the Nevada baseball team and the Reno Aces at Aces Ballpark.
An early start has paid off for Daniel Babiarz in his pursuit of his career in law enforcement. It has worked out well for the Fallon Police Department, too.
Football’s always on his mind. Since his father’s passing when he was 2, football has helped Aaron Lesué grow into the professional football player he is now.
Few folks know as much about Nevada ghost towns as author Shawn Hall. Since the late 1970s, when he was a college student, Hall has reveled in researching and learning about just about anything related to the hundreds of mining camps, railroad stops and other forgotten places scattered across the wide Nevada landscape.
A 26-year-old sailor stationed at Naval Air Station Fallon pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to one lewdness charge.
Some things are just wrong. I’m not talking about the obvious stuff like breaking a Commandment (I’ll admit to breaking eight out of the 10) or committing a felony ( I can’t comment on advice of counsel), I’m talking about things aren’t illegal or technically immoral … but should never happen.
I get frustrated with the utter absurdity of government and societal actions to the point where I need to blow off some steam. This is writing allows me to do so.
Two brush trucks from Fallon/Churchill Fire Department responded Friday morning to a small brush fire on South Allen Road.
Amanda Collins was walking to her car after finishing a class on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus when an eight-minute ordeal changed her life.
By a 15-6 vote, the Senate on Wednesday approved legislation raising Nevada’s highway speed limit from 75 to 85 mph.
Creating a Driver Privilege Card allowing those living here illegally and others to legally drive is as much a public-safety issue as anything else, the Senate Transportation Committee was told Wednesday.
Carson City welcomes something old and something new Monday as JM Furniture’s former northern Douglas County outlet begins a grand-opening event. The old part is the company, in Carson City since 1970 with the main store now at 3333 N. Carson St. The new part is the relocation of the second and smaller outlet that was in the Topsy Lane shopping center just outside the city that now goes into space at 4370 S. Carson St. It is 9,000 square feet of display space; the main store to the north is 50,000 square feet.
RENO — Rocked by the dismissal of four of its top executives, Renown Health will focus on restoring its relationships with Northern Nevada physicians. “This is a critical piece,” said David Line, chairman of the Renown Health board. “We need to become a physician-centric organization.”
The powerful Nevada Resort Association urged state lawmakers Wednesday to approve a bill banning small establishments with restricted gambling licenses from having sports-betting kiosks.
For the third time in as many starts, the Carson Senators are counting on Chase Blueberg to be their stopper.
Sports fodder for a Friday morning...It would be fitting, in the final year of the real Big East Conference, that two Big East schools (Syracuse and Louisville) meet for the NCAA Tournament championship
The Churchill Arts Council’s film series, “Strange Women: Sci-Fi Classics” will conclude tonight with a screening of the 1968 film “Barbarella.”
Western Nevada College Fallon campus is offering several non-credit courses for adults and kids this spring in its Community Education Division.
One person was injured in a single vehicle rollover Wednesday night 12 miles west of Fallon on the Reno Highway.
The city of Fallon will conduct its 13th annual Keep Fallon Green next week.
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 9.6 percent in February, a 2.2 percent year-over-year drop that’s the largest of any state.
It is that time of year to start marking your calendars for CAPS’ 2013 Bark in the Park, scheduled for May 4 at Churchill County Fairgrounds. We hope to make this year’s event bigger and better with new contests and dog and pet owner competitions. The day starts out with a 5K walk/run for both two- and four-legged competitors.
Driving and putting away, the Fallon boys golf team is locked in a tight battle among the Northern Division I-A leaders.
Rubbing and swapping paint returns to Rattlesnake Raceway. The 2013 season raises the green flag at 4 p.m. Saturday featuring the return of the popular Kart series followed by a points racing at 6 p.m.
In a whirlwind span of about a year, Nick Rolovich went from Hawaii to Massachusetts to Reno to Philadelphia and back to Reno.
Move over high school athletes, it is time for the future stars of Fallon athletics to shine.
The Fallon Lacrosse Showcase kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Churchill County Regional Park.
You know it’s spring when a pale, hairy man in an American flag Speedo, an afro wig and bright green ski boots stumbles by on his way to Squaw Valley’s KT-22. Glorious spring. When the slopes turn to slush under sunny skies. When shorts and snowboard boots are decently appropriate. When the smell of hamburgers grilling on the lodge deck wafts into the lift line.
Did you know that Fallon was once the site of the Nevada State Fair? Why not consider bringing it back here?
I remember when I was 6 years-old I would sit under a tree in my grandma’s front yard wondering what the world would be like when I got older. I’ll turn 56 on Sunday, and while that doesn’t even qualify as middle age here in Florida, it certainly qualifies as older than the 6 year-old sitting under that tree contemplating the future.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: SUNDAY • A 21-year-old Carson City man was arrested at Lompa and Sherman lanes on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and a suspended registration and on a Carson failure-to-appear traffic warrant. Bail: $916.
The ghosts and apparitions that hang out in Virginia City’s historic buildings will have a host of special guests this month.
Enrollment for a six-week bluegrass workshop with instructor Cindy Gray is open.
Wild Horse Children’s Theater is accepting applications from children in grades 1-8 for “Summer on Broadway 2013” theater camp set for June 17 through 28 in the Performance Hall at the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St.
SALT LAKE CITY — After delaying a decision for about four years, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday rejected an agreement with Nevada that would allow Las Vegas to pump massive amounts of groundwater from the states’ shared border.
LAS VEGAS — A judge in Las Vegas revoked bail Wednesday for a former Nevada state Assemblyman being held in California on felony charges stemming from a freeway chase and violent struggle with police last week.
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck said Nevada’s congressional delegation is working to help the state’s core industries recover from the recession and to position Nevada as a leader in emerging high-tech and renewable energy fields.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s largest utility plans to begin closing four coal-fired power plants northeast of Las Vegas and invest more money in renewable energy.
A litany of witnesses including Sandoval administration officials told the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday that repealing the law threatening to pull Nevada out of the bi-state Tahoe compact is premature and could threaten gains made in the past two years.
The dominant gun proposals from both sides of the political aisle were set to be debated in the Nevada Assembly this week.
If you are self-employed, the IRS wants you to know about a tax deduction generally available to people who are self-employed.
For the past nine months, the Churchill County School Board has been trying to move ahead after former Superintendent Carolyn Ross’ surprise resignation in late June.
The Democrats mentioned “Made in America” at their convention. “Buy American, I hear that a lot from folks who don’t practice what they preach.
The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees on Thursday will hold their first regularly scheduled meeting of April at the district administration office, 690 S. Maine St., in “The Pit.”
By a margin of 17-4, the Senate on Monday approved the amendment that would remove mining’s protection from higher taxation from the Nevada Constitution.
PORT HUENEME, Calif. – This sprawling Pacific coast U.S. Navy installation about 60 miles north of Los Angeles is the home of the fabled Seabees, the Navy Test Wing Pacific and a host of other Navy units including salvage and diving companies and a cargo handling battalion.
The Lady Wave swept Silver Stage in dominating fashion on Saturday and have won eight of their last nine games. Fallon cruised to a pair of five-inning wins of 12-0 and 19-2 over the Nighthawks.
A 24-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang who eluded the Nevada Highway Patrol Saturday night on a 52-mile chase was transferred from Fallon to Mineral County to face numerous charges.
(Family Features) — Losing weight and getting into shape is a goal many Americans aspire to achieve. Choosing a weight loss plan that fits your lifestyle is a crucial first step in developing the diet that works for you.
Churchill County Commissioners will hold their first regularly scheduled meeting of April on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the county administration building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.
Gov. Brian Sandoval’s staff confirmed Monday he will use money freed up by lower employee benefit premiums to eliminate state worker furloughs next year.
A train collided with an 18-wheeler Monday at about 10:45 a.m. at Hazen. According to the Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter, there were no injuries or deaths.