Stories for August 2013


Saturday, August 31

Obituary: Rick Groves

A true Valentine, Rick Groves was born in Branson, Missouri, on February 14, the sole member of his family born in a hospital, albeit during the worst recorded ice storm at that time. Rick’s father, Raymond Charles Groves, died when he was seven of radiation poisoning that occurred while working for a contractor on the Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. His mother Shelly was a beautician who raised Rick and his older brother, Gene, and their sister Linda until marrying Dave Gardner, the man who instilled a love of the outdoors in Rick that continued throughout his life. Rick spent his childhood in fourteen different schools, until he settled in Sacramento, California, to complete high school at which time he already had a full-time job and an apartment. He studied forestry at Santa Rosa Junior College in California before moving to Carson City, Nevada, in the early ‘70s.

Obituary: Casey Owen Mulgrew

Casey Owen Mulgrew passed away on June 14, 2013 at Renown Hospital in Reno, NV. Casey was born in Reno to parents, James F. Mulgrew and Esther E. Lutz. He graduated from Carson High School in 1969 and also studied at Questa College, San Luis Obispo (as a music major) and UNR (towards a metallurgical engineer degree); he also achieved Outstanding Senior in the class of 1998 at UNR. Casey served in the United States Army. He also worked as a lab technician for Kemet in Moundhouse, Nevada.

Final: Carson 23, Hug 13

A complete story will appear in Sunday’s Nevada Appeal. FOURTH QUARTER

Renovation project begins at Sunridge Quarters Apartments

A groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday ushered in the rehabilitation of the Sunridge Quarters Apartments on Auction Road.


From June 17-27, Churchill County Communications provided the National Pony Express with a toll free number. This number was used by the Pony Express as it carried the mail across eight states during this 10 day period.

Labor Day weekend enforcement stepped up

During this year’s Labor Day weekend, law enforcement will be out in full force in Northern Nevada, patrolling the roads for impaired drivers, said Trooper David Gibson, NHP spokesman.

Feeling nostalgic about long-gone signs

When I drive by our former Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle-Standard building at 562 N. Maine St., I often think of that exciting day in 1990 when it was completed, and we opened for business.

Mistakes hurt Dayton in opener

LOVELOCK — The game was there for the taking, but Dayton High was unable to capitalize on the momentum it had briefly gained.

Nevada gaming win down in July as Baccarat slumps

Despite raking in the second-highest monthly total of this calendar year, Nevada casinos won 8 percent less in July than in the same month a year ago.

Polian’s Pack to make debut in Rose Bowl

A 16-year journey of hard work, blood, sweat and tears will likely overwhelm Brian Polian on Saturday night for a moment or two.

Modifieds at RTF provided great racing

Last Saturday’s IMCA Modified main at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway provided some of the best racing I’ve ever seen.

Friday, August 30

Reno holds on against Tigers

WINNEMUCCA — Reno High scored three second-half touchdowns Friday night to rally for a season-opening 28-21 victory against Douglas in a game that came down to the final play.

Thousands may have claims in casino overtime case

LAS VEGAS — A pair of Nevada lawyers pressing a $70 million wage and overtime abuse claim against the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas resort are trying to contact more than 7,000 current and former employees who could be eligible to collect monetary damages.

$1.3M judgment against Mustang Ranch owner

IRGINIA CITY (AP) — A Storey County jury on Friday awarded $1.3 million to a man who said Mustang Ranch owner and Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman cheated him out of his share of brothel profits.

Can ‘excess’ retirement dollars help your children

National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 8. And although this “Day” is not as widely known as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, it does remind us of the importance of grandparents.

Juvenile Justice Center celebrates anniversary

There was little fanfare on Aug. 15 when the Churchill County Juvenile Justice Center celebrated its second anniversary.

Applauding service dogs: The guide dog

What would we do without service dogs? The top-10 service dogs in America are, in no particular order, police dogs, fire dogs, search and rescue dogs, U.S. customs and border protection dogs, military dogs, guide and hearing dogs, therapy dogs, seizure alert dogs, physical assistance dogs and dogs for diabetics. For many people, the last five types make a huge difference in their ability to live independently.

Parade pays tribute to first responders

First-responders have played a part in almost everyone’s lives at one time or another.

Cantaloupe Festival: A bumper crop

A hot summer has produced a sizzling abundance of cantaloupes and other melons as well as other produce for this year’s 28th annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival that begins today at the fairgrounds.

A & E briefs

The month of September will be an art lover’s delight at the Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios on Maine Street in Fallon.


Most government offices and financial institutions will be closed on Monday for Labor Day. All public and private schools K-12 and Western Nevada College will be closed. In addition, city, federal, county and State of Nevada offices will also be closed, and Naval Air Station Fallon is operating on a holiday schedule. No mail service will be scheduled on Monday, but the city will continue its trash pick-up services.

Kiwanis breakfast, mud volleyball planned

The 57th annual Kiwanis breakfast kicks off Monday from 6:30-10 a.m,. in the parking lot next to E.H. Hurst Insurance on South Maine Street.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.

Thursday’s sports practices at CCHS cancelled for outdoors

Brad Daum, Churchill County High School athletic director, said Thursday’s outdoor practices have been cancelled. Outdoor sports (football, soccer, tennis, golf and cross country) must move practices indoors.

Girls have eyes on state title

Pete Sinnott is in a position all cross-country coaches would like to be in.

WNC to host alumni game

For the first time, the Western Nevada College baseball team is going to take a crack at beating a team made up of Wildcats from the past.

Football preview: Wolf Pack hopes optimism translates to wins

There’s a cautious optimism in the air surrounding the Nevada Wolf Pack football program.

Junior rodeo rides into fairgrounds

Cowboys and cowgirls from as young as 1 and as old as 18 will saddle up and ride at the annual Lion’s Club Junior Rodeo.

Football preview: Dayton hopes to erase memory of 2 key losses

DAYTON — Rob Turner is quick to admit that 2012 losses to South Tahoe and Elko still sting, and with good reason.

Pack, Bruins square off

A 16-year journey of hard work, blood, sweat and tears will likely overwhelm Brian Polian on Saturday night for a moment or two.

Senators look to rise after rare sub-.500 year

2So close, and yet so far away. Those words best describe Carson High’s 2012 season.

Pack hoping for win in SoCal shrine

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The last time the Nevada Wolf Pack football team walked into a college football shrine, well, they didn’t score a point.

IFC approves $3M to expand mental health beds in south

The legislative Interim Finance Committee approved more than $3 million to add both regular and forensic mental health hospital beds.

Nevada Arts Council hires new program coordinator

Mary Works Covington of Carson City will serve as the Nevada Arts Council’s community development program coordinator.

Local governments are required to license pot dispensaries and farms, according to state

Some of Nevada’s local governments say they won’t approve marijuana farms or dispensaries because doing so would violate federal law, state officials were warned Thursday.

Lawmakers add $3M to state wildfire budget

After hearing some eye-opening figures, lawmakers agreed Thursday to let the state’s Forestry Division move $3.29 million into the fire-suppression account.

Dayton, Carson will play grid openers

Are you ready for some football? The answer is a resounding yes from Carson coach Blair Roman and Dayton coach Rob Turner. After missing scrimmages last weekend, both coaches are anxious to get the season started this weekend.

Thursday, August 29

Support flows in for sick desert tortoises

LAS VEGAS — News that hundreds of threatened desert tortoises face euthanasia with the pending closure of a refuge near Las Vegas has generated a storm of reaction that has government officials scrambling to find alternatives and fielding offers from people wishing to adopt the reptiles or make donations.

Obituary: Frederick C. Heyl

On August 20, 2013, Frederick C. Heyl, died. He was 85. Fred was born in New Jersey and moved numerous times before making Nevada his residence. He lived in Virginia City, Nv., near his eldest daughter and her family until he could no longer care for himself. He suffered from M. S. A. and it made daily tasks difficult for him. He spent the last few years of his life at Ormsby Rehabilitation Hospital in Carson City, Nv.

Death Notice: Niles Burch Maybury

Niles Burch Maybury, 79, passed away August 22, 2013 at his home in Fallon, NV. Private services will be held in Colorado for family members.

Nevada alumni hosting ‘tailgate’

The college football season opened Thursday, but University of Nevada fans must wait until Saturday to get a glimpse of their beloved Wolf Pack.

Nevada enters UCLA game big underdogs

How much importance does Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Brian Polian put on the point spread for Saturday night’s game in the Rose Bowl against the UCLA Bruins?

Wolf Pack begins new era

A new era begins after Chris Ault stepped down last season, paving the way for Brian Polian as the Wolf Pack finally opens the season this weekend at the Rose Bowl.

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

This year’s 14th annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday is being sponsored by the newly reopened and redecorated Overland Hotel Restaurant and Chef Shale Catering. The chili cook-off raises money for the Churchill County Search and Rescue team.

Carson High’s game vs. Hug now set for Saturday in Lovelock

Carson High School’s football game that had been scheduled for Friday night will instead be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lovelock High School. Dayton High will play at 7 p.m. Friday night at Lovelock High School.

Playa-sailing puts breezebehind Austin’s tourism

Summer tourism accounts large part of the annual revenue for many small businesses in the town Austin, out along Highway 50 about two hours east of Fallon, and 2014 could prove to be one of the busiest ever for the small town.

Ron Knecht: Drive to Reno leads to a ‘Godfather’ moment of inspiration

Driving from Carson City to Reno recently, I had a Michael Corleone moment.

Five-fold sales growth drives Randa expansion

Unprecedented growth for Randa Accessories — revenue has risen 550 percent since 2000 to nearly $650 million — prompted the New York-based company to expand its northern Nevada distribution capabilities.

‘Shirley Valentine’ brings Ghost Walk leader to Brewery Arts Center

Performer Mary Bennett, known in Carson City as leader of the Ghost Walk, will bring her interpretation of “Shirley Valentine” to the Brewery Arts Center on Sept. 7-8.

Live entertainment

Joe Grissino will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at Bella Fiore Wines, 224 S. Carson St.

Miners with Nevada ties moving forward

Two small mining companies with Northern Nevada ties have announced advances in their business development. Pershing Gold Corp. of Lakewood, Colo., announced it has completed its private placement of Series E convertible preferred stock and warrants with a total amounting to $11.1 million in gross proceeds.

Nevada 21-point underdogs to Bruins

RENO — How much importance does Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Brian Polian put on the point spread for Saturday night’s game in the Rose Bowl against the UCLA Bruins?

Momma Inez is honored by Nevada for life’s work

The woman Halfway Club customers know as Momma Inez was honored Wednesday with a Lifetime Achievement in Small Business award by the state Department of Business and Industry. Gov. Brian Sandoval presented Inez Casale with the plaque, telling an audience of more than 500 at the Grand Sierra Resort that “I’m a great customer.”

Wednesday, August 28

Obituary: Carole Lee Trotter

Sep. 20, 1956 - Aug. 17, 2013 Carole Lee Trotter was born September 20th, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were Judy and James McAloney, and her younger sisters are Jeannine and Christa.

NIAA cancels Thursday’s contests; Friday’s games in jeopardy

RENO — Eddie Bonine, executive director of the NIAA, announced Wednesday that all of Thursday’s outdoor athletic contests have been canceled as a result of poor air quality, and that a decision on Friday and Saturday events will be made no later than 1 p.m. Thursday.

Consumer session is set on NV Energy utility rate case

State regulators will hold a consumer session early next month in Carson City on NV Energy’s application to raise electricity and gas rates for Northern Nevada customers.

Health cost statistics fueled by boom years

Nevada’s growth rate in health care expenditures over the past few decades is tied to the boom years that brought tens of thousands of workers to the Silver State when the economy was on overdrive, health experts said.

Sandoval to hit campaign trail over weekend

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval will be joined by lieutenant governor candidate Mark Hutchison on the campaign trail through rural Nevada over the long Labor Day weekend.

Judge orders more disclosure by DOJ in Ensign inquiry

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The public might get more insight into why the Department of Justice did not pursue charges against former Nevada Sen. John Ensign, who resigned amid an ethics probe involving his affair with a former campaign staffer and questions about whether he violated federal law in trying to hide the affair.

Tuesday, August 27

Pulled pork has numerous culinary uses

Once in a while, it’s nice to have some type of meat in the fridge to play with. I bought a round of pork shoulder the last time I went grocery shopping and, instead of roasting it and serving it with vegetables as I had intended, I slow-cooked it and turned it into pulled pork.

Tigershark trio enjoys good swims in Tahoe

Three members of the Carson Tigersharks — Eli Everest, Brett Kolb and Ashley Meyer — braved the less-than-idea air quality and the cold Lake Tahoe water to participate in the Sharkfest Open Water Swim over the weekend.

CHS boys have unfinished business

Suffice to say, the Carson High boys soccer team feels it has some unfinished business in 2013.

Obituary: Walter Ned Hudson

August 10, 2013 Walter Ned Hudson, age 88, passed into God’s hand on August 10, 2013.

Obituary: Larry Allen Grist Jr.

Larry was born April 8, 1969 in San Leandro, CA and passed away August 19, 2013 in Carson City, NV. He was a fun loving, kind, sensitive, quick witted, and selfless person. He was a resident of NV since 1997 when he moved from Livermore, CA. Larry was a master ASE Tech for Michael Hohl Cadillac. But his greatest enjoyment came from being involved in his children’s lives as a father and coach of their sports teams. He was hilarious, masculine, and silly all at once.

Obituary: Sharon LaRoache

January 1, 1953 - August 21, 2013 Sharon LaRoache, resident of Carson City, passed away Aug. 21, 2013 at Carson Tahoe Hospital in Carson City, Nevada. She was born Jan. 1, 1953 in Lubbock Texas.

Obituary: Wildey A. (Bill) Small

December 30, 1930 - August 21, 2013 Born December 30, 1930, he left this world on August 21, 2013.

Obituary: Alice McDowall

Alice McDowall, 83, passed away at her home in Dayton, NV on August 12, 2013. She taught at Grace Bordewich School for 20 years and remained active in the local music community until her death. Her body was donated to science so funeral arrangements, for close family, will take place in a few months

CCHS Fall Preview: Wave boys soccer pitches state goal

Since Fallon’s realignment to the Division I-A, the boys soccer team has been unable to crash the state’s biggest tournament.

CCHS Fall Preview: Expectations raised for Lady Wave tennis

Earning a berth to the state tournament has a way of changing a program. It’s no different for the Fallon girls tennis team.

CCHS Fall Preview: Beyer, Wood aim for another state berth

Martin and Tyler could be the beginning of a small town’s tennis pack.

CCHS Fall Preview: Youth in stock for Lady Wave soccer

A youth revolution has taken over the Fallon girls soccer team. The Lady Wave boast nine sophomores going into the 2013 season opener Sept. 4 against Incline.

CCHS Fall Preview: Schank, Endacott lead cross country

Fallon returns the bulk of its talent from last year’s boys and girls teams, and most put in the hours over the summer getting into long-distance running shape for the fall.

CCHS Fall Preview: Parsons ace in the hole for golfers

Fielding one of the biggest rosters in recent memory, the Lady Wave golf team is inching closer to the ultimate prize.

CCHS Fall Preview: Spikers flying under DI-A radar

The Lady Wave volleyball team spent most of last decade with a large target on its back after winning consecutive state championships in Division I.

Smoke show

The promising junior flyweight from Reno rallied Saturday for his first six-round win — a unanimous decision — over Alejandro Solario at the sixth annual Rural Rumble at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Nunes picks up lone win

One of the fastest growing sports in the country is mixed-martial arts. On Saturday, it was also the quickest part of the sixth annual Rural Rumble at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Smoke stifles Northern Nevada prep athletics

Conditions stemming from the Rim Fire burning near Yosemite are have impacted sports activities around Northern Nevada.

Trustees receive report on summer renovations

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees received a report on the status of summer construction jobs at each school at their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday.

Definition of insanity

In 2008, health care reform was one of the most hotly debated issues in the U.S. presidential campaign, in the primaries and the general election. Barack Obama said if he was elected, fixing health care would be one of his top four priorities.

The back-to-school routine

Wow, the end of summer is nearing. It’s hard to believe that on Monday the kids started back to school (including my youngest nephews Brent, who will be going to third grade and Brody, who will be entering first grade. Where does the time go?).

Chinese food with a tip

The trip from Pennsylvania to California should not have taken as long a time as it did, but with three small boys and my just having had major surgery, we had to take our time. One good thing, however, this extra time brought with it some memories.


Air quality levels in the Lahontan Valley are expected to be in the poor to average range for the rest of the week because of smoke coming from major California fires, health officials report.

MLK’s dream

The 1960s evolved as a decade of hope and change: A voice grew louder in this country as the civil rights movement gained strength, particular in the southern states.

WNC applauded for work with veterans

CARSON CITY (WNC) —— Western Nevada College was singled out and applauded for its work with veterans during the Disabled American Veterans National Convention headlined by President Barack Obama on Aug. 10 in Orlando, Fla.

New directors appointed for Nevada Office of Veterans Services

CARSON CITY (NOVS) — With the announcement of Caleb Cage joining Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office, the governor appointed new directors for the Nevada Office of Veterans Services.


The Churchill County Clerk’s/Treasurer’s office issues the following marriage licenses.

Two-car collision kills Silver Springs motorist

A Silver Springs man was killed in a Sunday morning auto accident in Silver Springs, reports the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Caleb S. Cage: Higher education is key for veterans

Last week, President Barack Obama recognized Western Nevada College when he released his “eight keys to success” for student veterans.

Death Notice: Donald L. Tomko

Donald L. Tomko, passed away August 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Death Notice: Jerry R. Nichols

Jerry R. Nichols, 72, passed away on August 23, 2013, in Fresno, Ca., after a brief illness. Arrangements are entrusted to Yost & Webb Funeral Home, in Fresno.

TOCCATA plans 9/11 commemorative series

The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, also known as TOCCATA, will commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy with performances in Carson City and three other locations.

Death Notice: Earl “Bud” Kilgore

Earl “Bud” Kilgore, 81, passed away at home in Carson City, NV on August 23, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Chuck Muth: Entry-level jobs aren’t long-term careers; hence the low pay

President Obama recently declared that “no one who works full time in America should have to live in poverty.” His proposed solution is to “give” 15 million American workers a raise by increasing the federal government’s “minimum wage.”

Monday, August 26

Death Notice: Lee Reardon

Lee Reardon, 77, passed away August 16, 2013 in Silver Springs, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Death Notice: Dora Morales

Dora Morales, 84, passed away August 21, 2013 at her residence in Zephyr Cove, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Death Notice: Marlene Maybelle Fulper

Marlene Maybelle Fulper, 79 of Carson City, passed away on August 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

CEO’s shameful acts lead to 4½ years in prison

John Bullis: CEO’s shameful acts lead to 4½-year prison term

Death Notice: Thomas B. DeGurse

Thomas B. DeGurse, 81 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on July 20, 2013 at Veterans Hospital in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are entrusted to FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Celebration of Life: Fae Wahl and Nancy Wolfe

A Celebration of Life for Fae Wahl and Nancy Wolfe will be held this Saturday, August 24th, 4:30-7:30, at

Obituary: Cathy Hollis

Cathy Hollis passed away August 17, 2013 in Carson City, NV following a lengthy illness. She was born May 29, 1959 in St. Cloud, MN to Mitchell and Elaine

Obituary: Donald ‘Don’ Coops

Feb. 24, 1922 - August 17, 2013 Donald “Don” Coops passed away August 17, 2013 at the Lake District Hospital in

Sunday, August 25

4 enter Carson High’s football Hall of Fame

Carson High inducted four more football players — Grant Boldt (1996), John Gary (1979), Melvin Rodela (1984) and Ryan Berkich (1998) — into its football Hall of Fame on Saturday night at its annual Kick-off party in the Carson Nugget parking lot.

WNC baseball, softball teams set for fall action

With the 2014 season a little more than five months away, the Western Nevada College baseball and softball teams will take advantage of the mild fall months ahead in Carson City to prepare their rosters.

Darrell Moody: Football openers in danger because of California fires

I find it interesting that a fire four hours away can have so much affect on residents in Northern Nevada.

Saturday, August 24

Obituary: Linda Wenzel

June 26, 1945 - August 19, 2013 Linda Wenzel, born June 26, 1945, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on August 19, 2013.

Obituary: Lucille Meunier

Lucille Meunier went to be with our Lord on August 10th. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl from Arizona; granddaughters, Dana and Heather from California; son-in-law, George Kennedy; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Keara, Danielle, Neal, Michael, Desiree and great great grandchildren, David, Savannah and Liam. Lucille is also survived by her late husband, Jim’s family, Ken Meunier and his children, Eric, Beth, Jody, Ellen, Tracy, Kelly and their children.

Obituary: Virginia Y. Gassaway

March 22, 1927 - August 7, 2013 Virginia passed on August 7, 2013 at home.

Obituary: Henry D. Cosio

Henry D. Cosio “Hank”, 83, passed away August 16, 2013 at his residence in Gardnerville, NV. Hank was born July 15, 1930 in Modesto, CA to Pete and Anita Cosio. He was raised in Santa Clara, CA . Hank enlisted in the U.S. Army training as a paratrooper. Hank was an licensed Nevada contractor. Hank and Arlene were married in Carson City in 1962.

Obituary: Jerry Beseler

Born January 9th 1957 in Marshfield Wisconsin to John Beseler and Dona Nyberg. Jerry was a natural born leader and a teacher. He loved teaching kids how to ski and was a man who gave meaning to the saying, “someone who would give you the shirt off of his back.” He loved everyone and would help anyone. He was a general contractor who took pride in everything he created. He loved to work with his hands. Jerry produced works of art from the paintings he made to the homes he made into a piece of art. He was loved by many.

Trayvon Martin: The race is on

The use to which the “race hustlers” have put the death of Trayvon Martin is a travesty added to a tragedy. Their objective is to parlay the young man’s death into a payoff of political power and cash. None of those protesting the death, the likes of Al Sharpton, Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Jesse Jackson and Harry Belafonte, care any more about Trayvon than they care about all the blacks killed by other blacks in cities across America. You never heard them lament the deaths of those blacks. It stands to reason, then, to conclude that had Trayvon Martin been killed by a fellow black: end of story.

EMS responders attend Homeland Security course in Alabama

Not everyone can say they are well prepared for a natural disaster or even a terrorist attack.

Nevada defense must improve

Brian Polian isn’t looking for anything fancy from his Nevada Wolf Pack defense. “Scheme is overrated,” the rookie head coach said. “Defense is about energy and passion.”

Friday, August 23

Senators look to maintain dominance

What can the Carson High girls soccer team do for an encore?

Sportsman’s Warehouse will hire about 50 for Carson Mall outlet

About 50 employees, 80 percent of them part-time workers, will be hired for the new Sportsman’s Warehouse outlet set to open at the Carson Mall next spring. When the Carson City store opens in a renovated space of more than 42,000 square feet, employees will come from both elsewhere and here, marketing executive Karen Seaman said in response to emailed questions.

Lots of racing available for fans this weekend

There’s lots of racing going on this weekend, both locally and on TV.

Do Raiders have QB controversy?

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears look ready to start the season. The Oakland Raiders look ready for a quarterback controversy.

Obituary: Tony Laffoon

Tony Laffoon, 26, passed away August 19, 2013 in Moundhouse, NV as the result of an accident. Tony was born June 11, 1987 in Reno, NV to Todd Laffoon and Judy Robinson. He was raised in Carson City, NV. Tony proudly served in the U.S. Marines serving as a communications specialist.

Death Notice: William Trent

William Trent, born February 7, 1947, resident of Silver Springs, NV, passed away Aug. 12, 2013. There will be no services at this time.

Death Notice: Tom P. Friend

Tom P. Friend, 67, passed away August 19, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Sam Roberistiano Hernandez

May 24, 1919 - Aug. 18, 2013 Sam “Cuco” Roberistiano Hernandez, 94, passed away on Sunday, August 18 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, NV. He was born on May 24, 1919 in Santa Paula, CA.

Obituary: Josephine Dolinar Matteucci

Josephine Dolinar Matteucci, widow of Remo Matteucci passed away of natural causes on

Sportsman’s Warehouse opening at Carson Mall likely is set for spring

Sportsman’s Warehouse plans a grand opening at Carson Mall next spring, according to the outfitter that’s set to anchor the shopping center. John V. Schaefer, CEO of the private corporation based in Utah, expressed excitement in a news release about bringing a third outdoor-merchandise store into Nevada, just as he did about another outlet opening next year in Oregon. The openings mark another step forward in his company’s emergence from a 2009 bankruptcy reorganization.

Judge won’t toss ex-Capitol Police chief’s wrongful-termination suit

A Carson District Judge has refused to dismiss the most serious claims in former Capitol Police Chief Tom Navin’s wrongful-termination lawsuit.

New owners at Genoa Country Store focus on area products

Lynn and Steve Brown, the new proprietors at the Genoa Country Store, will whip up Blackberry margaritas for their guests on Candy Dance weekend. The Browns took over the store this month. They are increasing the store’s stock of groceries — sundries, drinks, paper goods and packaged goods — and plan to carry fresh food along with staples such as lemons, bread and eggs.

Amodei says Obamacare should be put on hold, but immigration reform can get done this year

Obamacare should be put on hold, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei said Thursday, adding that he thinks immigration reform can and will be done this year.

Sheriff’s Office seeks help finding suspects in Carson City burglaries

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help identifying the people responsible for a series of residential burglaries that occurred Aug. 13-16.

Nevada’s firefighting budget is in decent shape; feds’ isn’t

While the federal government is running short on money to fight wildfires, Nevada State Forester Pete Anderson says this state is in decent shape financially despite an above-average year for fire activity.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: THURSDAY • 1:30 a.m.: A 42-year-old Carson City man was arrested at Bunch Way and Able Lane on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, fictitious registration and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $1,000.

Obituary: David Kenneth Bertroch

July 16, 1956 - August 14, 2013 David Kenneth Bertroch, long time Fernley resident passed away August 14, 2013 due to

Thursday, August 22

Friday Fodder:

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack football and men’s basketball home schedules this year leave a lot to be desired.

Athleticism key to CHS volleyball success

Carson High volleyball coach Robert Maw is using a different strategy with this year’s team. He’s going with speed and agility over size, and he’s favoring youth over experience.

Books for late summer reading and browsing

James Lee Burke is the author of 32 novels many of which feature his longtime protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, a former Louisiana detective. What has propelled the series over the years is the crisp, direct nature of Burke’s prose.

Discover Lehman’s underground wonders

I can’t see my hand in front of my face. The tour guide, who had just extinguished the lights, chuckles from somewhere in the darkness. After a long minute, he lights a single candle.

So long Elmore Leonard

It was a dreary, rainy Tuesday in my little corner of paradise and as I sat down to write something clever (well, almost clever) for this week’s column, I saw on the Internet that Elmore Leonard had passed away. In the words of Mr. Taggart from Blazing Saddles, “I am depressed.”

Big mine construction project in Humboldt stalls

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. is hitting the brakes — and hard — on its $1.2 billion expansion of the Hycroft gold and silver mine northwest of Winnemucca in Humboldt County.

Governor sets small-business conference

Top Nevada officials involved with the introduction of healthcare reform in the state will be among speakers at the Governor’s Conference on Small Business in Reno.

WNC facelift to greet Fallon students

When Western Nevada College students head to classes on Monday they will notice a fresh look inside and outside the three Fallon Campus buildings.

Work to become a better investor

On Sept. 2, we observe Labor Day. A federal holiday since 1894, Labor Day celebrates the achievements of American workers — people, like yourself, who work hard for their money. But to make progress toward your long-term financial goals, you need to do more than just earn money — you have to invest it wisely. And that takes work, too.

Thin-skinned liberals

“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.” - William F. Buckley, Jr.

Commissioners stay with NNDA

Churchill County’s working relationship with the Northern Nevada Development Authority was extended for one more year Thursday by county commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting.

‘Mock earthquake’ rattles NAS Fallon

A message blaring from loudspeakers strategically placed around Naval Air Station Fallon alerted sailors that a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rattled the Lahontan Valley Wednesday morning.

Storm phobia: What can we do?

Last week’s article focused on the possible causes of thunderstorm phobia and the symptoms that our furry friends experience. This week we take a look what we can do to help our pals overcome it. Though some dog breeds seem to be more susceptible to storm phobia (for example, herders, hounds and sporting dogs), dogs adopted from shelters and rescue organizations are also prone to it.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

Senior Citizen Center honors

Wednesday marked the annual National Senior Citizens Day as Churchill County Senior Director Jamie Lee recognized invited individuals.


Seven first-year Churchill County School District teachers attended their first meeting on Thursday, while seasoned classroom veterans will attend a district-wide meeting this morning and then work on their classrooms later in the day.

University’s academic boot camp

The first day of classes at the University of Nevada, Reno is still a few days away, but for 48 biology and neuroscience students, school began last week.

Regan receives a 46-month sentence

A 31-year-old Fallon man appeared Tuesday in District Court after he did not appear for his July sentencing hearing.

Cantaloupe Festival enters 28th year

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival is alive and well and will celebrate its 28th birthday this Labor Day weekend.

Incinerator means drugs will be destroyed in Carson, not California

Illegal drugs seized by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office will meet their demise in a new incinerator about 3 miles from the city center.

Downs aims for third win, second at Fallon Fights

A local flavor rumbles over the sixth annual Fallon Fights. Six Fallon fighters will compete in Saturday’s event with the first fight at 7 p.m. at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Rumble Ready

RENO — A pair of promising young boxers hit the canvass on Saturday.

Pop Warner invades Fallon

After the city hosted several Sierra Youth Football League jamborees at the high school, Fallon turns to Pop Warner to hold the league’s second straight annual jamboree event. The Al Barbieri Jamboree visits the Lahontan Valley on Saturday as the official weigh-ins for the Sagebrush Empire League at the Churchill County Regional Park.

Fighters to be honored at Rural Rumble

For decades, Nevada has been home to some of the world’s most famous fights and fighters.

BEHIND THE PLATE: New chapter begins for Greenwave

It’s time to put away those swimming trunks and sun tan lotion Greenwave fans.

Obituary: Mary Nevada Lambert

Mary Nevada Lambert, dearly loved by all who knew her, passed away on August 18, 2013, in Reno, Nevada, while surrounded by her family. Born on August 31, 1926 in Ruth, Nevada, she was the daughter of John and Mary Walker, and stepdaughter of Bill Foster. She spent most of her childhood in Fallon.

Obituary: Bettie J. Weishaupt

Bettie J. Weishaupt , long time Stillwater resident, passed away August 17, 2013 at Banner Hospital. Bettie was born December 8, 1926 in Kansas to Russell and Cleo Atwater. The family moved to Fallon where Bettie attended and graduated from Churchill County High School. Bettie married Karl Weishaupt and spent the next 67 years of her life as a

Storey brothel-lawsuit trial opens

VIRGINIA CITY — The firm that bankrolled Lance Gilman’s Wild Horse Brothel says it was the victim of a scheme designed to cheat it out of more than $1.6 million. Gilman’s lawyers countered Wednesday that it’s TG Investments’ fault the Wild Horse was shut down, given that the firm failed to get a required license.

Kiplinger’s ranks Nevada seventh among states deemed retiree tax havens

Nevada ranks seventh among the states deemed most tax-friendly for retirees, according to Kiplinger’s 2013 general retiree tax map.

Death Notice: Yhoma Lee Reardon

Yhoma Lee Reardon passed away on August 16, 2013 in Silver Springs, Nevada. Capitol City Cremation is in charge of final arrangements.

Obituary: Bonnie Jo Spencer

Bonnie Jo Spencer, long time resident of Carson City passed away peacefully Sunday August 18, 2013 at Carson Tahoe Hospital

Obituary: Franklin Dee Shoemaker

February 28, 1933 - August 19, 2013 Franklin Dee Shoemaker, a long time resident of Carson City, was born on Feb 28, 1933 and passed away on Aug 19, 2013

Obituary: Michael E. Burns

It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of Michael Eugene Burns, “Buffy” on August 18, 2013 in Minden, NV with his wife and daughter by his side. Although his time with us was short Mike lived life to the fullest. Born January 5, 1951 in Yerington, NV to the late Frances and Jack Burns. Mike was a graduate of Yerington High School in 1969, an ATO and a graduate of the University of Nevada with a B. S. in Business /Marketing. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mike was employed in the grocery business and a long-term employee with over 25 years at Core-Mark.

Piston-powered sports grow as tourism events

Off-road racing may never overtake classic cars in northern Nevada’s special events lineup, but dirt-track racing is adding to the region’s growing slate of motor sports events.

Wednesday, August 21

Reno quartet to perform at Dangberg

The Novelists, a Reno-based quartet focused on acoustic guitars, bass and strings, will perform in an outdoor concert on the east lawn at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Live entertainment

Mark Diorio will perform casual jazz piano at 11:30 a.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

PERS board names Operations Director Tina Liess executive director

The Public Employees Retirement System board promoted Operations Director Tina Leiss on Wednesday to succeed Dana Bilyeu as executive director of the system.

Kiplinger’s ranks Nevada seventh among states deemed retiree tax havens

Nevada ranks seventh among the states deemed most tax-friendly for retirees, according to Kiplinger’s 2013 general retiree tax map.

Smaller miners feel pinch from gold’s decline

What a difference a few months can make. Mining companies with operations in northeastern Nevada started the year flush with cash after riding a years-long wave of high gold prices — just south of $1,700 an ounce to start the new year. Six months later, gold dipped to under $1,200 an ounce, though it recently rebounded slightly and was trading above $1,300 an ounce last week.

Nevada’s gold-exploration companies preparing for a long downturn

Gold-exploration companies in Northern Nevada are buttoning up for what they expect will be one of the coldest periods they’ve seen in recent memory. Exploration companies — which scout prospects and raise investor money to undertake drilling and collect data in hopes of selling a promising project to a big gold-producing company — are cutting back their land holdings, trimming their staffs and hoarding their cash.

Kaepernick gets strong praise from Jaworski

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received high praise from ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and managed to take it in stride.

Leaders named at Nev. Office of Veterans Services

Kat Miller, a retired colonel with 34 years of service in the Army, was appointed the director for the Nevada Office of Veterans Services.

Judge: Database of teachers’ emails not public

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A conservative think tank said it will take its fight for the release of a database containing Clark County teachers’ work emails to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Interim Nevada schools chief to resign

Nevada’s interim schools chief says she’ll resign when the state’s new superintendent gets settled into his new job. The Las Vegas Sun reports Rorie Fitzpatrick announced her resignation Tuesday in an email to the Nevada Board of Education.

Tuesday, August 20

Kipling leads Tigersharks at Douglas meet

Dagen Kipling of the Carson Tigersharks enjoyed a huge meet at the High County League Championships in Minden recently.

‘Surprising trout’ touted for kids fishing day

The Tom Brooks Memorial Kids Fishing Day this year is set for Sept. 14 at the Baily Fishing Pond near the Fuji Park and Fairgrounds at the south edge of Carson City.

Defense showing energy, passion

RENO — Brian Polian isn’t looking for anything fancy from his Nevada Wolf Pack defense.

Gore: Lake Tahoe should become inspiration in global-warming fight

INCLINE VILLAGE — Former Vice President Al Gore warned of the dangers of global warming Monday during the Lake Tahoe Environmental Summit.

Travises receive probation in 2012 incident

Two Idaho men received probation Tuesday in District Court stemming from a deadly brawl at the Overland Hotel in January 2012.

Commissioners to meet today

Churchill County Commissioners will hold their second regularly scheduled meeting of August today at 1:15 p.m. at the county administration building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Ohio, here we come

Last week I wrote about the reasons why, in 1964, my five sons and I moved from Pennsylvania. Looking back, I wonder how I missed doing some things I should have done then, and how we ever got any further than Ohio. Let me explain.

Mouthguards should be used by anyone

Anyone who participates in a sport that carries a significant risk of injury should wear a mouth protector. All sports like basketball, baseball, gymnastics, and volleyball all pose risks to your gum tissues, as well as your teeth. We usually think of football and hockey as the most dangerous to the teeth, but nearly half of sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.

School district trustees to meet Thursday

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees will hold on Thursday their second regularly scheduled meeting of August at the district administration office, 690 S. Maine St.

Unemployment slightly falls in July

July saw more improvement in Nevada’s unemployment rate as the seasonally adjusted rate dripped 0.1 percent and the raw rate dropped 0.4 percent, both ending up at 9.5 percent.

Inventing phony scandals

I’ll start with the attempted smear of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. A shocking e-mail of an interview with the Daily Caller was posted on line Jan. 12, 2013. In that interview a young Dominican prostitute said she was paid to have sex with Menendez and that he had a predilection for young and inexperienced prostitutes and may have slept with a minor. This was published by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics Washington without any verification by the Dominican police.

Silvey sentenced to life for 2nd-degree murder

A last-second attempt to withdraw a guilty plea was rebuffed and John Russell Silvey received a life sentence for second-degree murder.

Banner, NASF to participate in today’s mock earthquake drill

Banner Churchill Community Hospital will participate in a mock earthquake disaster drill today from 8-10 a.m. at the hospital, while Naval Air Station Fallon will be a part of the same drill with several scenarios staged at the base.

The Sheldon era begins at school district

A new era begins this week for the Churchill County School District. Sandra Sheldon left her superintendent’s position in Washington state to tackle a new challenge: To be the educational leader of a school district that is trying to regain favor with Churchill County residents, and especially among the taxpayers who want to see the best for future generations.

Lyon County investigating horse abuse complaints

Because of complaints of mistreatment of horses in Silver Springs, the Lyon County Animal Services Division has initiated an investigation into Starlight Sanctuary, said County Manager Jeff Page in a media release.

‘Gio’ looks to step forward at Fallon Fights

Giovaughn “Gio” Mackey knows he won’t be the crowd favorite Saturday night during his Mixed Martial Arts bout at the sixth annual Rural Rumble in Fallon. The 29-year-old Gardnerville fighter merely wants to take care of business in his middleweight bout against Fallon’s Cody Downs.

Rural Rumble takes shape

The sixth annual Fallon Fights is no different. On Monday, Reno light-heavyweight Carlos Gaytan (3-1-1, 3 knockouts) was added to the card, according to a press release from Let’s Get It On Promotions.

Fallon scrimmage more than a game

Football season is weeks away, but two familiar foes are ready to crack the pads.

Weber nabs Dust Devil title

Less than 5 seconds determined the winner of the sixth annual Dust Devil Triathlon on Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Fallon grad Dahl returns to the Rams after injury

Two former Greenwave and Wolf Pack football standouts began their NFL preseason in opposite directions.

Jets’ McIntyre earns starting role with team

Former South Tahoe football player Garrett McIntyre has patiently paid his football dues for the past 10 years.

Missing Utah man found dead in Fallon

FALLON — Deputies say they’ve found the body of a missing, 83-year-old Utah man with dementia in a desolate part of Northern Nevada.

San Francisco threatens to sue Nevada over ‘patient dumping’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are considering suing Nevada for allegedly giving some 500 poor psychiatric patients one-way bus tickets to California.

2 dressed as Mormon missionaries rob man in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Two men dressed as Mormon missionaries told a man they wanted to talk about religion, but pulled out a gun and jumped him instead, Las Vegas police said Tuesday.

Fallon grad becomes state’s newest general

A Fallon man who attended the U.S. Military Academy and eventually returned to Carson City to serve in the Nevada Army National Guard became on Friday the state’s newest general.

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

The Eureka Opera House presents Cody Bryant with the Riders of the Purple Sage on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

The Doctors: Fed up with food allergies?

If you have food allergies, you know eating even a bit of your trigger food can cause a reaction, from mild (hives, itchy mouth) to severe (trouble swallowing, shortness of breath, even loss of consciousness). The only prevention: Avoid the trigger food. And that’s easier said than done.

Monday, August 19

Carson City lauded in Google e-business list

Google is designating Carson City the strongest online business community in Nevada, and Mayor Robert Crowell heralded that news Monday. The announcement was set for Tuesday morning, but the list naming the top city in each state was up on earlier and the mayor’s comment was ready to go for the roll-out of the 50 communities recognized nationwide.

Caleb S. Cage: Higher education is key for veterans

Last week, President Barack Obama recognized Western Nevada College when he released his “eight keys to success” for student veterans.

At summit, leaders criticize Sierra Club suit over lawsuit

INCLINE VILLAGE — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and California Gov. Jerry Brown took the stage Monday during the Lake Tahoe Summit and criticized the Sierra Club for suing to block a recent update of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Regional Plan.

Summit stresses need for collaboration

INCLINE VILLAGE — Attendees were receptive to the message at Monday’s Lake Tahoe Summit that there’s more work to be done to protect the lake’s famed clarity.

Segerblom: OxyContin prescriber data needed

Sen. Tick Segerblom asked the drug company that makes OxyContin to turn over information about Nevada doctors suspected of overprescribing the powerful pain medication.

Gore: Lake Tahoe should become inspiration in global-warming fight

INCLINE VILLAGE — Former Vice President Al Gore warned of the dangers of global warming Monday during the Lake Tahoe Environmental Summit.

Bicyclist injured in Fernley crash dies

The Fernley resident involved in a collision with a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle one week ago has died at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Utah man’s body found near Eastgate

A Utah man who had been reported missing since the end of July was found deceased near his abandoned vehicle.

Truckee River restoration extends 10 miles

RENO — The Nature Conservancy and NV Energy are leading the latest major push to return a stretch of the lower Truckee River to a more natural state as it flows east out of Reno and Sparks toward Pyramid Lake.

Sheriff keeps the peace at wild horse auction

Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter and wild horse advocates attended Saturday’ auction at the Fallon Livestock Exchange but for different reasons.

Sunday, August 18

Postcard from Williamsport

Carson City’s Tim Terry, District 1 commissioner for Little League, is currently in Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series. He sent photos from the opening days of play.

Pistol set to evolve again

RENO — Richy Turner could barely contain his enthusiasm.

Re-energizing before school starts

It’s nice to be able to re-charge the battery before school gets started.

Business briefly

Chauncy named CEO of InsideValuation Susan Chauncy has been named chief executive officer of InsideValuation and continues as a managing partner of the Reno-based provider of commercial and residential valuation solutions. InsideValuation provides cost effective alternatives to traditional residential and commercial appraisal products so that banks, credit unions, and investors can make informed decisions about their real estate holdings.

Saturday, August 17

Judge blocks auction of unbranded horses

Wild horse advocates Saturday hailed a judge’s ruling that temporarily stops unbranded horses gathered by a Nevada tribe from being auctioned for possible slaughter.

CIA acknowledges Area 51 — but not UFOs or aliens

LAS VEGAS — UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are celebrating the CIA’s clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades.

Deputies seek Target burglar

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help in identifying the person who bought items using a stolen credit card at Target in Indian Hills.

Friday, August 16

Smith struggles as 49ers top Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh sought out Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Friday night, warmly greeting him on the field before their preseason game.

Unemployment fell a bit in July

July saw more improvement in Nevada’s unemployment rate as the seasonally adjusted rate dripped 0.1 percent and the raw rate dropped 0.4 percent, both ending up at 9.5 percent.

Keselowski on pace for Chase spot

The sprint cars may have canceled, but four local divisions provided some spirited racing last Saturday at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway.

Death Notice: Thomas Burrows

Thomas Burrows, 81 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on July 20, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are entrusted to FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Judge won’t block tribe’s mustang sale

RENO — A federal judge cleared the way Friday for a Nevada tribe to sell hundreds of mustangs that critics say were gathered illegally from public rangelands and likely will end up at foreign slaughterhouses after an auction this weekend.

Nevada jobless rate down to 9.5 percent in July

LAS VEGAS — Nevada shed 10,200 jobs between June and July, a decline of a magnitude not seen since the height of the economic downturn in early 2009, state employment officials said Friday.

Thursday, August 15

Friday Fodder: Put on your track shoes for the UCLA-Nevada game

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .... The odds makers believe that the Nevada Wolf Pack football team doesn’t have a chance to beat the UCLA Bruins on Aug. 31 in the Rose Bowl. Depending on what sports book you walk into, the Pack is a 17-20 point underdog in its season opener in two weeks. Grab the points. Anything more than 14 points is just a Pac-12 bias.

Carson City supervisors finalize increase in electric fee

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a 0.5 percent increase in the city’s electric utility franchise fee, raising it from 4.5 percent to the maximum 5 percent allowed by law.

Mining history expert to speak Thursday at Nevada State Museum

Fred Holabird, a mining geologist, author and mining history expert, will be the guest speaker at the Nevada State Museum’s Frances Humphrey Lecture Series from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday.

QB Schafer ready to lead Senators

If you look at the success of the Carson High football program since Blair Roman took the reins, you notice the quarterback play.

Collin Raye performs in Minden on Aug. 23

Country musician Collin Raye will perform with his band at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Valley Sky Theatre at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Death Notice: Bertram J. Hazell

Bertram J. Hazell, 55, passed away August 10, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Obituary: John Bernard Carlsen

John Bernard Carlsen III, deeply loved son, father and brother, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2013. He was surrounded by his family in Sparks, Nevada. Born on June 17, 1962, John was the son of the late Bernard and Theresa Carlsen of Carson City, Nevada. He had been a Spanish Springs, Nevada, resident for over 25 years.

In Memory of Joe Brindle

August 16, 1982 - September 5, 2010 Missing you on your 31st birthday. You are a bright flickering light in a darkened world - we love you and miss you. Love forever and always, Dad, Mom, Austin, Tyler, Melissa

Obituary: Lawrence “Pops” Perkins

April 14, 1936 - August 8, 2013 Pops went home to be with the Lord on August 8, 2013. Preceded in death by wife of 56 years, Margaret and daughter, Terry Lynn.

Obituary: David S. Woffinden

David S. Woffinden was born in Davenport, Washington and lived in Eastern Washington until the age of 10 when his family moved to the San Francisco Bay area. David graduated from Tracy High School in 1994 then went on to UTI School in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1996 he met his wife Kimberly who joined him in Woodfords, California. David and Kim were married in September of 1999. They made Gardnerville, Nevada their home for the past 11 years with their two children. David left this world on August 12, 2013.

Death Notice: Diane Maki

Diane Maki passed away August 1, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Distribution deal widens Ametherm’s global reach

Executives of Ametherm Inc. spent years working to win a distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics Inc., a Dallas-based company with reach into more than 400,000 companies in 170 nations.

Nevada Mining Association to recognize safety winners

The Nevada Mining Association recently announced it will recognize 19 mine operations and 38 individuals with its 2013 Safety Awards.

What do new investors really need to know

If you’re starting out as an investor, you might be feeling overwhelmed. After all, it seems like there’s just so much to know. How can you get enough of a handle on basic investment concepts so that you’re comfortable in making well-informed choices?

The ‘old school’ reporter

Dave Price’s name has been synonymous with prep and community sports in Northern Nevada for at least five decades.

Cats, dogs and thunderstorm phobia

This summer we have had some spectacular displays of thunder and lightning. A few times, a storm cell was directly over my house, and the elapsed time between a bright flash of light and a sound so loud that dishes rattled in the cupboard was mere seconds.

Military drones ignite fear, controversy

Developments relating to the U.S. military’s expanding use of pilotless drones and whether the Pentagon’s escalating reliance upon these drones might diminish the role of conventional, piloted warplanes have been making headlines this summer.

Another episode of Judge Rick

It’s been too long since I played journalist Judge, something I invented a few years ago after watching one too many episodes of Judge Judy on TV. If there is money to be made as a TV Judge, then why not as a Barrister of the newspaper, or as I like to call it: Judge Rick!

Nevada to induct 8 into Hall of Fame

The University of Nevada will induct its largest class since 1974 to the Athletics Hall of Fame next month, the school recently announced.

State recycling rate reaches a historic high in 2012

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has reported a 2012 recycling rate of 28.8 percent, surpassing the state goal of 25 percent.

Senior center to host recognition lunch

The Churchill County Senior Center, in recognition of the community’s seniors, invites the public to join the center in a heartfelt salute to our older citizens on Wednesday,

It’s been a fun ride

All good things must come to an end, however, and here I am saying goodbye and moving on to another chapter in my career to become sports editor for The Record-Courier in Gardnerville.

Settlement ends fight over ‘comped’ meals

The Board of Examiners has approved a $4.5 million payment settling the legal battle over whether complimentary meals casinos give to patrons and employees are taxable.

State to spend $529K readying for medical marijuana dispensaries

The state will spend $529,000 in an effort to get medical marijuana dispensaries up and running.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.

All aboard the Norhtern Nevada Railway

Founded in 1905, the railway served for its first 80 years as a working railroad for the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, which mined and processed nearly all of the copper that came out of eastern Nevada.

Boomers planning for an American dream retirement

It’s no wonder baby boomers worry about outliving their retirement savings. One out of four 65-year-olds today can expect to live past 90, and if they’re married, one of every four will live even longer.

Fall practice kicks off for Greenwave sports

The days are starting to get shorter and it’s almost time to spread that bag of fall seed on the lawn. The fall sports season returns for another chapter as Fallon enters its fourth year in the Division I-A after reaching the state level in most sports last year.

Midnight at the Oasis

The city of Fallon’s free-in-the-park concert with Maria Muldaur and the Campbell Brothers is tomorrow evening.

Reno Highway accident injures 7

A Wednesday morning crash at the intersection of Sheckler Cut-off and U.S. Highway 50 left one person in serious condition, reported the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Amodei fields questions at Rotary

Congressman Mark Amodei, R-Nev., addressed such topics as healthcare, immigration reform and Sage Grouse Tuesday afternoon during the Fallon Rotary Club luncheon at the Fallon Convention Center.

Judge is asked to block mustang auction

RENO — Wild-horse advocates are seeking an emergency court order to block the sale of hundreds of what they say are federally protected mustangs rounded up illegally by a Nevada tribe and headed for an auction that likely will send them to slaughter.

Three Californians arrested in alleged Interstate 80 assault

Three California residents were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assault-related counts. According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office:


Local lavender growers can increase sales and boost farm profits by developing the plant into value-added products with more consumer appeal.

Nevada’s foreclosure rate down to No. 7 in U.S.

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s foreclosure rate is down to seventh in the nation after dropping about 44 percent year-over-year.

UNR to test emergency alert system Friday

RENO — University of Nevada, Reno, police will test the campus’ emergency alert systems Friday to make sure they’re ready when students begin classes Aug. 26.

Obituary: Bob Thomas

February 14, 1926 - August 10, 2013 Farewell River City! Yes, this is my final Nevada Appeal column, my obit. I realize this is kind of weird but who knows me better than I?

Wednesday, August 14

Death Notice: Noble Ballew

Noble Ballew, 90, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on August 10, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations, Gardnerville, Nevada.

Death Notice: Rebecca M. Bennett

Rebecca M. Bennett, 63, passed away August 14, 2013 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Cynthia Flores-Christy

Oct. 10, 1964 - Aug. 10, 2013 Cynthia Flores-Christy, 48, of Carson City, passed away on August 10, 2013 at her residence

Death Notice: Lucille Meunier

Lucille Meunier, 86, passed August 10, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Obituary: Paul Armand Larquier

August 4, 1923 - July 28, 2013 Paul Larquier passed away peacefully July 27

Death Notice: Anita M. Virgil-McNulty

Anita M. Virgil-McNulty, 51, passed away August 8, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of the final arrangements.

Obituary: Darwin G. Bliss

Born February 1, 1949 in Fallon, Nevada to parents, Jay and Polly Bliss. Died August 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His parents predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Marcie; daughter, Karri Couste; and brother, Dean Bliss both of Carson City; sister, Veona Hunsinger of Reno; several nieces and nephews and three grandchildren.

‘Bonanza Extravaganza’ dinner dance tickets on sale

Tickets are available for the 2013 “Bonanza Extravaganza” dinner dance at the 93rd annual Genoa Candy Dance Art, Crafts, & Food Faire.

Tanner named counsel at PUC

Carolyn “Lina” Tanner has been named general counsel of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada. Tanner began her new duties Aug. 12.

Senators start practice today

When Carson High football coach Blair Roman puts his team through its first official workout this afternoon, thoughts of last year’s horrific finish will be behind him.

Raiders lose Veldheer to torn triceps

NAPA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders sustained a significant blow Wednesday with the news that starting left tackle Jared Veldheer will need surgery on his torn left triceps and will miss a significant portion of the upcoming season.

49ers ready for Alex Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Over all those years and thousands of practice snaps, the stingy San Francisco defense never got to put a hit on Alex Smith.

CCPW hosting Friday Night Lights

The Carson City Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheerleading program is hosting its annual Friday Night Lights fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Governors Field.

Tuesday, August 13

Obituary: H. Bentley Hawley

1938 - 2013 H. Bentley Hawley, born July 16, 1938 Evanston, IL, graduated from Barrington H. S. 1957. Joined U.S. Navy 1958 honorably discharged 1963. Married Marilyn Lois Paradies in Chicago 1966. Moved to Carson City, NV 1978, worked for NV State Employment Security Dept Retired 1990.

Obituary: Jack Edward Lund

Jack Edward Lund passed away August 2, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Jack was truly a man of the wilderness, with a heart as big as gold. Jack’s passions were hunting, fishing and watching his grandchildren play softball.

Obituary: William B. Karlson

October 25, 1928 - August 6, 2013 William B. Karlson, age 84, passed away at home on August 6th, 2013. Mr. Karlson was born on October 25th, 1928 in Massachusetts.

Obituary: Jeffery Paul Sibley

Dec. 31, 1955 - July 23, 2013 Jeffery Paul Sibley passed away suddenly at the age of 57 on July 23, 2013 at Queen of the Valley hospital in Napa, California.

Obituary: Beverly Ann Tommaney

March 20, 1943 - Aug. 4, 2013 Beverly Ann Tommaney, 70, of Fallon, Nevada, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on August 4, 2013.

Settlement ends fight over ‘comped’ meals

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $4.5 million payment settling the legal battle over whether complimentary meals casinos give to patrons and employees are taxable.

Trustees approve HR job description

A job description for the Human Resources director position was approved on Thursday night by Churchill County School District Trustees during regularly scheduled meeting.

Rehabilitation program for breast cancer patients at St. Mary’s

A unique 12-week program will be offered at no cost to women who have recently received treatment for breast cancer. A Time to Heal is a rehabilitation program that assists women with regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual health.


The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during July 2013. Adzo Sesame Adawope and Rachelle Poutree.

AARP announces health law tool for consumers

AARP has announced new resources available to all Americans looking for facts about the Affordable Care Act including a new online tool called Health Law Answers.

My life as a black man in America

I thought I would devote this column to the issue of race in America from my perspective as a black man. What’s that you say? I am not a black man? What difference does that make? I have as much experience being a black man as Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michael Reagan and Rush Limbaugh do. Remember when O’Reilly was describing his experience in a black restaurant in Harlem? He was astonished that the customers were using forks and being polite, instead of cursing and throwing knives. And he claims to understand something about black issues.

The big empty house

My sons ask why I haven’t written a column about our trip from Pennsylvania in 1964 when I divorced their father and we headed for a new life in the West?

Forecast is calling for fun

Parents often keep a running list of rainy day activities, crafts and games to keep kids indoors when the forecast is soggy. But if your kids have never dodged rain drops, built a snowman or enjoyed a lazy summer afternoon outside, they’re missing out on something wonderful.

Focus on Nevada’s Hwy 50

The crackdown has begun on U.S. Highway 50 between Carson City and Leeteville Junction west of Fallon.

Service dog helps Afghanistan war vet deal with anxiety

Just home from Afghanistan, Liz Hansen thought the nightmares would go away on their own, that someday she’d want to go out in public and socialize as she had before.

July’s veteran of month named

Caleb Harris was recently recognized as Nevada’s July 2013 Veteran of the Month during a presentation at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemeter.

DeSelms reinstated to Drug Court; fugitive arrested in Oregon

The wife of a suspected drug trafficker appeared Tuesday in District Court after she was removed from Drug Court.


Congressman Mark Amodei, R-Nev., began his tour of the Dairy Farmers of America Fallon Plant Tuesday morning intently studying a series of 11-by-14 photographs that chronicled monthly progress of the plant since construction began in August 2012.

Erguiagatabbed asstate’s topeducator

Fallon native Dale A.R. Erquiaga was appointed Tuesday as Superintendent of Public Instruction, effective Aug. 26, announced Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Feds cut furlough days almost in half

The number of days originally designated for civilian employee furloughs at the major military installations in Northern Nevada has been reduced from 11 to six.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon.

Sandoval seeks highway tax ideas

Gov. Brian Sandoval told NDOT officials Monday that he wants recommendations on how to fix Nevada’s highway tax system by the start of the 2015 Legislature.

Bicyclist seriously injured after collision with truck

A 57-year-old man was seriously injured Tuesday after he and a truck collided on Fernley’s Main Street.

Wave ready for preseason

All that hard work put into the spring and summer will be put to the test this week for the Greenwave football team.

RIDING THE PINE: Nevada football must fight for equal footing

As the days grow closer to the University of Nevada’s 2013 debut at UCLA, the landscape of college football is undergoing a radical upheaval.

A hulk of defense

Brock Hekking doesn’t mind if you believe he’s, shall we say, one part nasty, two parts crazy. In fact he prefers it that way.

Carson City runners set pace in Genoa Madathon

GENOA — John Fitzgerald was uncertain early Saturday morning how his attempt at the inaugural Genoa Peak Madathon was going to turn out.

Alta woman dusts field in Northstar Mountain Run

A week after winning the women’s division in the 33rd annual Squaw Mountain Run, the 41-year-old Alta resident outdistanced the field to capture the overall win in the Northstar Mountain Run on Sunday.

Death Notice: Lawrence B. Perkins

Lawrence B. Perkins, 76, passed away in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

State to spend $529K readying for medical marijuana dispensaries

The state will spend $529,000 in an effort to get medical marijuana dispensaries up and running.

Chuck Muth: GOP lawmakers set to pay the piper for voting records

It’s not just wishy-washy Gumby Republicans who need to beware this upcoming election cycle. Even Republicans with generally conservative voting records — but who have otherwise been AWOL on the front lines of the battlefield — have political targets on their backs.

Monday, August 12

Office of Veterans’ Services leader Cage joins governor’s office

Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed Caleb Cage as his office’s director of Military and Veterans Policy. Cage has been the head of the Office of Veterans’ Services.

Sandoval seeks highway tax ideas

Gov. Brian Sandoval told NDOT officials Monday that he wants recommendations on how to fix Nevada’s highway tax system by the start of the 2015 Legislature.

CCHS athletic registration runs through Thursday

The fall sports season kicks off and athlete must complete several steps before they are allowed to official participate in school-sanctioned practices.

Capital Coffee Shop next step in East Musser Street building’s revival

A coffee shop opening on Musser Street in a building rehabilitated by the owners is part of a resurgence there. The 15,000-square-foot building at 504 E. Musser St. was purchased, after being empty several years, by Mike and Selena Richardson. Work to rehabilitate the former government building for other uses has been under way since, and the new shop set to go next week will be run by Selena

Sunday, August 11

Saturday, August 10

‘Cottage-food’ new regulations open door for small firms

Advocates for two cottage food industry bills passed during the recent legislative session hope the laws will grow business and yield new jobs in both rural and urban Nevada. One statute allows certain foods such as jams and fruit pies made in home kitchens to be sold directly to consumers, while the other legislation lets farmers host a limited number of so-called farm-to-fork events without registering as eating establishments.

Darrell Moody: A-Rod: Go away… please

I just wish the A-Rod mess would go away — soon. It’s taken up way too much newshole for way too long.

Andrews and Carine wed June 22

Carolyn Jane Andrews and Anthony Carine were married June 22 on the rooftop garden terrace at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The Rev. Lawrence Wilkerson officiated.

Petterson enjoyed World Series experience

Mike Petterson is back in Carson City after being one of 13 umpires selected for the 2013 Big League World Series in Easley, S.C.

Obituary: Robert “Pete” Hanson Howe

March 4, 1943 - June 27, 2013 Robert “Pete” Hanson Howe died suddenly and unexpectedly June 27th, at Renown Hospital in Reno. His family and friends are devastated. The community has lost a man of immeasurable personal and business integrity. He is missed by all.

Death Notice: Ronald Lee Gilder

Ronald Lee Gilder, 62 of Minden, Nevada passed on July 10, 2013 in Douglas County. Arrangements are entrusted to Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Rural Rumble card taking shape

As the clock winds down, the fighters for the sixth annual Rural Rumble make their final preparations.

Projection: $529K for Nev. tax on marijuana

Nevada tax officials say the state will have to spend money before it can make money from a new tax on the sale of medical marijuana.

Roger Diez: Four classes of racing tonight at RTF Speedway

The King of the West Sprint Cars were scheduled to return to Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway this weekend for a two-day event.

Heller objects to suggestion that Nevada “signed off” on waste shipments

The battle over plans to ship what Nevada officials say is high-level waste to the state heated up again this week. Sen. Dean Heller protested a suggestion by U.S. Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz that Nevada is willing to take the radioactive material.

Madathon a warmup for Carson runner

Today, some 100 runners are expected to take on the challenge of the Genoa Peak Madathon marathon and half-marathon trail races.

Comstock Mining officials to ring NYSE opening bell

The chairman and president of Comstock Mining in Virginia City will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. John Winfield, the chairman, and Corrado De Gasperis, the president and CEO, will be joined by members of Comstock’s leadership team and some guests at the NYSE to celebrate the company’s first year of mining operations and the achievement of initial production objectives, the firm said in a news release.

Raiders rally vs. aggressive Dallas defense

OAKLAND, Calif. — Monte Kiffin has brought an opportunistic defense to Dallas in the preseason.

Extreme drought has Vegas water official talking disaster

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The top water official in Las Vegas is floating the idea of seeking federal disaster aid to deal with ongoing drought and decreasing water levels at the Colorado River reservoir that provides most of Sin City’s water.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks suspects in credit card fraud

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks information about fraudulent use of a credit card at the Home Depot several times in May.

Friday, August 9

Obituary: Valeria Darlene Schultz

Sep. 17, 1936 - Aug. 3, 2013 Beloved mother of Jennifer Grotenrath and Lorayn (David) Walser, cherished mother-in-law of David Washler, devoted grandmother of Daniel and Steven Flanagan Valeria was an active member of Shepherd of the Sierra L

Obituary: Jewell David Smith

April 8, 1931 - August 6, 2013 Jewell David Smith, “Dave”, passed away after a brief illness at Banner Churchill Community Hospital on August 6, 2013. He was born April 8, 1931 in Arkansas. Dave was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife Arlene.

Obituary: Carlos Raul O’Neill

Feb. 27, 1930 - Aug. 7, 2013 Carlos Raul O’Neill, age 83, passed away on August 7, 2013 in Reno, Nevada.

Obituary: Shirley Ellen Cushing

Shirley Ellen Cushing, 85, passed away peacefully at her home on August 5, 2013. Shirley was a longtime resident of Churchill County.

Reid hopes opposition to Obama isn’t over race

LAS VEGAS — In a radio interview in which he lamented the GOP filibusters and a gridlock in Congress, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he hopes Republicans who oppose the president do so “based on substance and not the fact that he’s an African-American.”

Trent Johnson, PGA’s Allen to University of Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame

RENO — PGA Tour golfer Michael Allen and former Nevada basketball coach Trent Johnson are among the new members being inducted next month into the University of Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame.

Thursday, August 8

Denver defense stymies San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The Denver Broncos expect to win plenty of games when they force four turnovers. On the other side, San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh made it clear the 49ers can’t afford to cough up the ball that many times and return to the NFL’s biggest stage.

Boise, Fresnoteams to beat

Here’s the good news for the Mountain West Conference: Boise State stayed in the league.

$6 million media blitz on Affordable Care Act is coming to Nevada

A $6 million advertising blitz to tell uninsured Nevadans how to get health benefits kicks off in earnest next month.

Two Nevada housing authorities get $5.2M in grants

Two Nevada Housing Authorities will receive a total of $5.2 million in grants under the federal Housing and Urban Development Department’s Capital Fund Program.

Comstock Mining cuts losses by $3.5M

Comstock Mining of Virginia City on Thursday reported a $5.5 million loss for the 2013 second quarter, a decrease from the $9 million lost in the same quarter of 2012. The decrease of $3.5 million was due primarily to a $6.8 million boost in mining revenue and a $4.9 million drop in all other operating expenses, which were offset by $8.2 million of costs applicable to mining, according to a company news release. Gold shipments amounted to 4,921 ounces, an increase of 118 percent from the 2,261 ounces a year earlier.

Minden-Tahoe Airport gets $600K in grants

Minden-Tahoe Airport has received two Federal Aviation Administration grants for pavement maintenance totaling more than $600,000 this year. The airport now has received $2 million in grant money in the past two years, all for the repair and maintenance of airport asphalt.

Expectations all over the map for Polian’s first season

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .What should we expect out of the Nevada Wolf Pack football team this year?

City recognizes Baker as employee of quarter

Scott Baker was recognized as the city of Fallon Employee of the Quarter Tuesday night at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

Dr. McDonald right at home in Fallon

Dr. Tedd McDonald has traveled to a couple of states in pursuit of his professional dreams. A career change later, however, he has come to the conclusion there is no place quite like home.

Drought dripping Lahontan dry

Drought and record temperatures have diminished the water supply for water users in the Carson District.

New ‘cottage-food’ rules open door for small firms

Advocates for two cottage food industry bills passed during the recent legislative session hope the laws will grow business and yield new jobs in both rural and urban Nevada.

2 women nabbed in aftermath of drug bust

Two more Fallon residents have been arrested in connection with a drug raid in July.

Avoid ‘cramming’ for college savings

If you have children, you’re keenly aware that it’s getting close to back-to-school time. Today, that might mean you need to go shopping for notebooks and pencils. But in the future, when “back to school” means “off to college,” your expenditures are likely to be significantly greater. Will you be financially prepared for that day?

‘Open Source’ economic strategy proves successful

Rob Hooper made a virtue out of necessity — grinding, no-alternatives necessity — when he took the reins of Northern Nevada Development Authority in 2009.

Concert for Campbell Brothers, Maria Muldaur nears

The City’s second free in-the-park concert is coming up on August 17. The performers will be Maria Muldaur along with the Campbell Brothers.

Animal hoarding is still abuse

Some popular TV series (A&E’s “Hoarders,” TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive” and Animal Planet’s “Animal Hoarding”) bring to the forefront the psychological disorder of hoarding. Though I’ve never viewed these shows (I can’t even watch their promos, makes me that uneasy), the general public is now more aware of this harmful “lifestyle” of not only hoarders but also animals if they are they are the objects of hoarding.

Obama the recycler

President Obama supports recycling. He must, as he is now recycling his speeches. There is no need to listen to them, because we’ve heard them all before. Don’t rely on me. His press minions are the ones with that view.

Please forgive me, Mr. Twain

A little over a century ago Mark Twain wrote “The Diary of Adam and Eve,” In what started off as a series of separately published short stories, Twain mused about what the diary entries from the Earth’s original inhabitants might have been. It wasn’t his most famous work but it was pure creative genius.

Before Ely, there was Lane City

Several years before the eastern Nevada community of Ely was established (as a stage stop in the 1870s), Mineral City, later named Lane City, was the region’s first substantial settlement.

Caleb S. Cage: Meeting with DVA leader fascinating and fruitful

Last week in Reno, I met up with Secretary Eric Shinseki of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. I have sat down with him and other members of the veteran community several times, and I have been impressed with his vision, leadership and commitment to improving the ways that we serve our veterans.

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

The Eureka Opera House presents Cody Bryant with the Riders of the Purple Sage on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

Amodei visits Fallon next week

Congressman Mark Amodei, R-Nev., will be in Fallon on Tuesday to tour the new multi-million dollar Dairy Farmers of America ingredient manufacturing facility and to discuss a variety of legislative items at a luncheon.

UNCE 4-H horse show provides youth, adults with opportunity to display their riding skills

With horses, riders and a movie theme, the Washoe County 4-H Horse Program and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension present “Summer ReRuns 2013,” an open horse show and fundraiser for Washoe County 4-H horse club leaders, on Aug. 25.

Fallon driver hurt in rollover

A Fallon woman was injured Saturday when her vehicle overturned on U.S. Highway 95 20 miles north of Fallon, reports the Nevada Highway Patrol.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Money continues to complicate college sports

That No. 10 on the TV looks awfully like Colin Kaepernick slicing through the defense at Mackay Stadium.

Ropin’ ranchers

The Fallon Ranch Hand Rodeo culminated with several impressive performances during last week’s Churchill County Fair at the fairgrounds.

Rural Rumble card taking shape

As the clock winds down, the fighters for the sixth annual Rural Rumble make their final preparations.

Genoa Peak Madathon a warmup for Carson runner

Some 100 runners are expected to take on the challenge on Saturday of the Genoa Peak Madathon trail marathon and half-marathon trail races.

Points on the line at Rattlesnake

A full night of racing is in store Saturday at Rattlesnake Raceway.

Summer indoor pool activities in full swing

As summer winds down, the swimming is amping up at the Churchill County Pool.

Lake Tahoe growing into sports mecca

Tahoe will forever be a ski community, but with new sports gaining popularity in the area, skiing may not be the only activity the iconic lake is famous for in the near future.

Nev. courts checked for gun-database compliance

RENO (AP) — The chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court ordered a statewide review to determine whether courts are reporting names of mentally ill people to a gun-ownership blacklist.

Oct. 3 sentencing set in Hells Angel’s killing

RENO — A motorcycle gang leader convicted of murder in a shootout with a rival biker gang at a Sparks casino will be sentenced this fall for killing the man known as the “godfather” of the Hells Angels in San Jose, but his lawyers have vowed to appeal after the jury deliberated only five hours before finding him guilty.

Nevada psych hospital sued amid backlog of inmates

LAS VEGAS — Public defenders have filed suit against Nevada’s only hospital for mentally ill inmates, saying the demand for beds is so high that defendants declared incompetent are waiting 11 times longer than they should to be admitted.

Sheriff’s Log: Carson man arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Wednesday, August 7

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Thursday, Aug. 8

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: WEDNESDAY • 10:40 p.m.: A 23-year-old Reno man was arrested at the Carson City Jail on a contempt-of-court warrant. Bail was set at $3,000.

‘12 Angry Jurors’ begins Aug. 16

Proscenium Players will perform “12 Angry Jurors,” inspired by the TV series and movie “12 Angry Men,” beginning Aug. 16.

Ormat’s Q2 results strong; dividend coming Aug. 29

Ormat Technologies, a Reno-based geothermal power company, on Wednesday reported 2013 second-quarter business results that included revenue growth of 20.5 percent. The year-over-year boost was in part due to product-revenue growth of 44.9 percent and electricity-revenue growth of 7.1 percent.

Costs for Nevada driver privilege cards cause concern

LAS VEGAS — The cost of obtaining verified document translations for people seeking new Nevada driver privilege cards emerged as a key concern during a Wednesday workshop about the program, which is set to start Jan. 1.

Dogs, music and blues in Minden this Sunday

The Carson Valley Inn will celebrate its 29th birthday with a Blues, Brews & Splash Dogs event Sunday.

Youth theater presents ‘Once on this Island, Jr.’

Youth Theatre Carson City is preparing for the opening night of “Once on this Island, Jr.” an adaptation of the classic fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” but with a Caribbean flair.

Live Entertainment

Mark Diorio will perform at 11:30 a.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Singing group sought for HopeFest

The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation is looking for singing groups to compete for a chance to be the opening act for the hit a cappella group Mo5aic at the 2013 HopeFest. Mo5aic is a five-man vocal band that won the MTV show “Next Top Pop Group” and the CBS singing competition show “A Cappella Quest.”

Kaepernick ready to get to work in real game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick has learned a thing or two from Peyton Manning.

Death Notice: Valeria Darlene Schultz

Valeria Darlene Schultz, 76 of Carson City, passed away on August 3, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: James Corso

James Corso, 89 of Carson City, passed away on August 3, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: James Bilderback

James Fredrick Bilderback, age 78, of Carson City NV died on July 29, 2013 at a local nursing home, due to cancer. James (Jim) was born in Los Angeles, California on October 11, 1934 to Elisha John and Mercy Emma Bilderback, the eldest of eight children.

Death Notice: Beatrice Garfield McDonald

Beatrice Garfield McDonald, 74, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away August 4, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Death Notice: Glinda L. Charlton

Glinda L. Charlton, 78, passed away July 17, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 881-1766.a

2 sentenced in Medicaid fraud case

Two women have been convicted of fraud for submitting false Medicaid claims, double-billing the government for “equine-facilitated therapy.”

Reno attorney is charged with securities fraud

Reno lawyer John Shadek, 63, has been charged with two counts of securities fraud and one charge of theft against a senior after an investigation by the Secretary of State’s Office.

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

The Comstock History Center presents Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada, featuring 35 pieces of art from Wally Cuchine’s collection.

Obituary: Kurtis Hansen

Kurtis Hansen, 22 from Washoe Valley, Nevada died on July 28, 2013. He was born July 13, 1991 at Loma Linda Hospital California to parents, Cheryl Hansen of Washoe Valley and Eric Hansen of Oroville, CA. Kurtis leaves behind brother, Kenny Hansen; sister, Krysti Hansen; brother/best friend, Kyle Hansen; fiancé, Rose Branson and nieces, Haylee, Mackenna and Jacqueline.

Nevada Mining Association to recognize safety winners

The Nevada Mining Association said last week it will recognize 19 mine operations and 38 individuals with its 2013 Safety Awards. The awards, which will presented during the association’s annual conference in September, are based on safety performance during 2012.

Tuesday, August 6

Cabela’s to host personal protection clinic

RENO — Cabela’s continues its monthly offering of free 90-minute personal and workplace protection, awareness seminars with another class at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Reno store, 8650 Boomtown Road.

Lawmakers balk at moving Lakes Crossing money

Lawmakers from both parties, north and south alike, balked Tuesday at Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to cut funding for “critical life-safety” improvements at Lakes Crossing and move the money to Rawson-Neal, the state’s southern mental health hospital.

Linda Marrone: Farmers markets are a boon to their communities

The week of Aug. 4-11 is designated National Farmers Market Week. I think this is a good time to recognize what farmers markets do for our community.

Death Notice: Kathi Houk

Kathi Houk, 67, passed away August 4, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Roberta Miller Phoenix

January 8, 1931 - August 2, 2013 Roberta Miller Phoenix passed away August 2, 2013 at her home in Sutcliffe, NV. Roberta was born

Death Notice: Kenneth G. Keller

Kenneth G. Keller, 80, passed away June 8, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Arleen M. Mills

Arleen M. Mills, 44, passed away August 1, 2013 in Reno, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Earl Edward Harriman, Jr.

November 19, 1941 - July 22, 2013 Earl Edward Harriman Jr., passed away on July 22, 2013 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania following a brief illness. He was born on November 19, 1941 in Reno, Nevada. He was the son of Earl Sr. and Virginia Harriman of Fallon, Nevada.

Obituary: Craig “Red” Slaugh

March 27, 1948 - July 31, 2013 Craig “Red” Slaugh, age 65, passed away peacefully in his home in Fallon, Nevada on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Obituary: Robert Wayland Upham, Jr.

April 29, 1933 - Aug. 3, 2013 ‘Bob’ Upham, age 80, passed away peacefully at home in Fallon, NV, surrounded by family August 3, 2013.

Obituary: Kathi Houk

August 4, 2013 Kathi Houk, 67, passed away on August 4, 2013. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchild. She enjoyed going to sporting events and supporting her grandchildren. She worked for Borda’s Arco/Automotive for 28 years.

Obituary: Lance Hepworth

February, 1968 - August 1, 2013 Lance Hepworth, 45, died August 1, 2013, in his home in Fallon, Nevada. A service was held on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church in F

593rd Transportation Company conducts change of command

Capt. Christopher Yell of Elko became the new commander on Saturday of the Nevada Army National Guard’s 593rd Transportation Company, which returned home in April from a deployment to Afghanistan.

County gaming reports decline for year, month

Nevada resorts reported growth in fiscal 2013 for the second straight year after three consecutive declines. But total win of $10.9 billion is still 14.4 percent below the peak set in fiscal 2007.

Incline runner dethrones champ in 33rd Squaw Mountain Run

JP Donovan knew his chances of winning a third consecutive Squaw Mountain Run diminished considerably when Mike Sunseri arrived.

Trustees meet on Thursday

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the district administration office, 690 S. Maine St.

Commissioners OK emergency line service tariff

A local regulated tariff regarding emergency line service for CC Communications was approved Thursday morning by Churchill County Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting.

Getting mother married

My father, Ambrose Hoffman was born in Atlantic City, N.J. in 1895 and my mother, Edna Stokes, in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1899. Dad finished high school with studies in typing and shorthand. Mom finished the 9th grade and then went into a musical academy to continue her studies to get her teaching credentials in the piano.

Chuck Muth: Conservatives of the year did fantastic things

Every year around this time recognizes several outstanding Nevada conservatives for their efforts on behalf of the limited-government movement. This year’s distinguished recipients are …

More on the Zimmerman fiasco

Someone told me the other day that Trayvon Martin broke George Zimmerman’s nose. The only person who said his nose was broken was George himself when he told investigators the EMTs said he had a broken nose.

Country Fair: Job well done

The sixth annual Churchill Country Fair blazed into the history book after its successful; run last weekend.

Tips to get healthy and stay in shape for the rest of summer

(Family Features) — Swimsuit season is here so it’s time to tone up, slim down and get ready for summer’s remaining weeks.

Brain-eating amoeba case linked to warm water, drought

State College, Pa. — AccuWeather reports a 12-year-old girl contracted a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba in Arkansas, and it may be tied to summer heat and drought conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Hawthorne woman leads Nevada’s VFW Ladies Auxiliary delegation at nationals

Nevada’s President Mary Stroud of Hawthorne, a member of John Franklin Shain Ladies Auxiliary, #2313, recently led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. at the 100th National Convention at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

Nevada’s retail gas price falls

Average retail gasoline prices in Nevada have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.69 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,130 gas outlets in Nevada.

Ex-Assemblyman Brooks pleads not guilty in California chase, confrontation

A judge set trial Sept. 16 in California state court for a former Nevada assemblyman whose erratic behavior resulted in his expulsion just hours before authorities say he led police on a high-speed freeway chase, fought with officers trying to subdue him at gunpoint and attacked a police dog with a wrench.

Obituary: Janet Lorraine Fontano Hoskin

Janet Lorraine Fontano Hoskin passed from this earthly life on July 29, 2013. Janet was born August 9, 1934 to Lurah and Kenneth Linder in Berkeley, CA where she lived for most of her early childhood. She spent many wonderful days with her grandparents on their ranch in Soquel. She later married Joseph Fontano (deceased 1983) and together they had four children - Jan Fontano (Gonsalves), Jeffrey Fontano, Joan Fontano (Yoos), and James Fontano (deceased 2002). Janet, being a military wife, traveled to several places while she and Joe raised their family. They lived in Kansas and Illinois, always returning to California.

Obituary: Donna M. Oliver Biagio

April 26, 1960 - July 31, 2013 Donna Oliver Biagio, 53, passed away in Marysville, Washington on July 31st after a lengthy battle with cancer. Donna was born on April 26, 1960 in Carson City to Larry and Anne May Oliver.

Obituary: Nancy Elizabeth Guttery

Nancy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and finished school there. She went on to Santa Monica, California and furthered her education with some college. Nancy was a wonderful loving wife, mother and homemaker. She lived in Carson City for 33 years and then moved to Reno for the last 11 years. She enjoyed crafting, gardening and cooking when she was able. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Death Notice: Edeltraut Ruppel

Edeltraut Ruppel, 87, of Gardnerville, Nevada, passed away August 4, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada.

Monday, August 5

Polian happy to focus on football

RENO — Brian Polian can smile and shake hands with the best of them.

JoAnne Skelly: Tomato russet mite caused damage

Disaster seemed imminent at the Carson City Community Garden recently. Tomato plants that had been lovingly tended with dreams of tasty fruit started dying rapidly from the ground up. Master Gardener volunteers Jocelyn and Don feared the cause might be the devastating disease late blight, which caused the Irish potato famine. We rushed samples to the Department of Agriculture state plant pathologist, Dr. Wang, hoping that the garden wouldn’t be contaminated for future crops of tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and peppers.

The Pack is back

Brian Polian can smile and shake hands with the best of them. “I’ve gone through seven months of meeting and greeting and cocktail parties,” the Nevada Wolf Pack head football coach said Monday. “I’m excited to get to real football.”

Reno-Tahoe Open win sends Woodland to PGA Championship

RENO — For Gary Woodland, the biggest positive about winning the 15th annual Reno-Tahoe Open on Sunday was getting an automatic invitation to this week’s PGA Championship and the two-year exemption that comes with a tour victory.

Saturday, August 3

Death Notice: Ronny “Arn” Copeland

Ronny “Arn” Copeland, 55, passed away July 29, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Woodland in control heading into final round of RTO

RENO — The first time Gary Woodland led a PGA Tour event after 54 holes, he lost in a playoff.

Nice round vaults Knox into top 10 at Reno-Tahoe Open

RENO — Moving day saw all sorts of action during Saturday’s third round at the Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf and Country Club.

This week, Sandoval on vacation to celebrate 50th

Gov. Brian Sandoval will be off all this week on vacation celebrating his 50th birthday, which is Tuesday. A spokesman for Sandoval said she didn’t have his schedule for the week but that Sandoval had said earlier he planned to see some of Nevada’s historic and scenic sights.

Byrd makes a jump in RTO’s 3rd round

RENO – Jonathan Byrd’s last two trips to the Reno-Tahoe Open have been successful, and he’s hoping to keep that trend going.

Friday, August 2

Rangers beat A’s 8-3 to gain ground in AL West

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nelson Cruz shook off talk of a pending suspension to hit a tying two-run homer, Jurickson Profar added another two-run shot and the surging Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.

Obituary: Theresa B. Zorbas

June 13, 1927 - July 29, 2013 Theresa B. Zorbas, 86, passed away July 29, 2013 in Carson City, NV.

Birdie binge gives Romero RTO lead

RENO — Andres Romero switched putters in mid-May, and the move has paid big dividends.

McCarron makes it to the weekend at Reno-Tahoe Open

RENO — Scott McCarron is playing on the weekend for the first time since the 2011 Bay Hill Invitational, and it’s a great feeling.

Nevada resorts post second straight year of growth

Nevada resorts reported growth in fiscal 2013 for the second straight year after three consecutive declines. But total win of $10.9 billion is still 14.4 percent below the peak set in fiscal 2007. The Carson Valley Area, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as the capital, didn’t fare so well, reporting a decrease of 1.8 percent for the year despite finishing with a 2.3 percent gain to $8.4 million in June.

Heavenly plans mountain bike park, coaster ride

Heavenly Mountain Resort plans to expand its summer offerings to include a bobsled-like mountain coaster, water activities, 4x4 tours and a lift-accessed mountain bike park. Heavenly’s, parent company, Vail Resorts, is working on a plan to add ziplines, a forest canopy tour and ropes courses to its on-mountain activities near the Tamarack Lodge.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: THURSDAY • 2:34 a.m.: A 23-year-old Carson City man was arrested in the 1800 block of North Carson Street on suspicion of violation of pretrial supervision and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $4,000.

NCAA taking flexible approach to tourney games

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced changes Thursday to the way it will select teams for the men’s basketball tournament, adding flexibility in hopes of keeping teams properly seeded.

Willis, Culliver among those injured at 49ers camp

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Injuries are suddenly piling up fast for the San Francisco 49ers in training camp.

Simpson makes most of his 1st Bridgestone round

AKRON, Ohio — So much for course knowledge.

Giants rally to beat Phillies, 2-1

PHILADELPHIA — Sergio Romo threw his hands out, looked to the sky and screamed in jubilation after working out of the toughest of jams.

Douglas High grad gets close look at RTO

RENO — Luke Schober is all about helping people.

Davis Love has rough debut at Montreux

RENO — Davis Love III got his first taste of the wind that has frustrated many golfers during the 15-year history of the Reno-Tahoe Open.

Great finish gives Teater first-round lead at RTO

RENO — One of the good things about the Modified Stableford scoring system is that you can make big jumps up the leaderboard if you get on a hot streak.

Thursday, August 1

Obituary: Janice Joan Hockenberry

Janice Joan Hockenberry, 77, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, NV after a prolonged illness. She was born in 1935 in Valley City, ND to Casper and Florence Brainard. Jan grew up in Valley City, North Dakota, and graduated from Valley City High School. She married James Hockenberry in 1953, and they just recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She has lived her life in Oakes, ND, Britton, SD, and the last 30 years in Fallon , NV. She had six children and was a very busy homemaker.

Death Notice: Eric Frederick Wilson

Eric Frederick Wilson, 83 of Minden, passed away on July 30, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Rickard Jay Van Ausdal

Rickard Jay Van Ausdal, 38, passed away August 1, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Death Notice: Catherine Marie Wofford

Catherine Marie Wofford, 42 of Dayton, passed away on July 22, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Jack Robert Kenton

Jack Robert Kenton, 69 of Carson City, passed away on July 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Albert James Whipple

Albert James Whipple, 65 of Carson City, passed away July 30, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Sylvia Macdonald

Sylvia Macdonald, 74 of Dayton, Nevada passed away on July 31, 2013 at Renown Medical Center. No services per her request. She will be laid to rest in Lexington, MA with her mother and brother.

Death Notice: James Fredrick Bilderback

James Fredrick Bilderback, 78 of Carson City, passed away July 29, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Joe Santoro: Who’s scared of UCLA? Nevada will pull off a stunner

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Just four weeks remain until the Nevada Wolf Pack football team opens the Brian Polian era with a stunning victory over the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.

You can help

Our society does not do enough to honor and help the many people who are good parents. Also, not enough to recognize, thank and support the noble few who do even more by caring for our most unfortunate and needy members – the children who have been failed by their own parents or been orphaned.

Funding still a problem for WNC

A review of funding after the last legislative session for community colleges in Nevada — particularly Western Nevada College — revealed more problems for future years, the Restore Our College Campus Committee learned Monday at its monthly meeting.

Dogs and summertime care

Before getting to the heart of this article, CAPS volunteers will be waiting for your wonderful donations for our garage sale to be held on Sept. 20–21. Spring Valley Rentals has donated the use of storage unit 85A at 1105 Taylor Place (the street next to Walmart). We will be there tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon. (We will also be taking donations on Aug. 10, 17 and 24.)

City concert features Maria Muldaur, Campbell Brothers

The second of the city of Fallon’s free in-the-park concerts is coming on Aug. 17 and will feature singer-songwriter Maria Muldaur and the sacred steel guitar whizzes, the Campbell Brothers.

Country Fair kicks off today

Family fun is the objective as the Churchill Country Fair and Ranch Rodeo kicks off its three-day run today at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Geothermal abatements hurt county’s taxable sales in May

Statewide taxable sales were up 6.1 percent in May to a total of more than $3.9 billion but Churchill County didn’t share in the growth because of the state taking money away because of tax abatements granted for green energy businesses.

City recognizes Fern Lee

For 19 years, Fern Lee quietly went about her daily duties working at the city of Fallon Clerk-Treasurer’s office.


Friday Carnival — All Day

Getting seasick aboard a hero’s submarine

Periodically in this column, I write about the recent deaths of American military veterans whose unique achievements while in uniform led them to national and even international fame and distinction.

Can you benefit from municpal type bonds?

Over the past couple of years, the economic picture has brightened for many cities and states — but some of them are still facing potential financial problems. As a citizen, you may well have concerns about these issues. And as an investor, these financial woes may affect your thinking about one particular type of investment vehicle: municipal bonds.

The secret to a happy marriage

Many times over the years I’ve been asked how I get away with some of the comments I make in my column about marriage in general and my marriage in particular. I usually answered with a smart-aleck comment normally insinuating that my wife hasn’t listened to me in years so why would she read anything I write or something way more clever than that.

‘Green Rate’ for power attracts jobs

A new optional electricity rate from NVEnergy could help make Nevada a more attractive location for businesses committed to going green.

Jeppsen released from county jail

A Fallon man arrested in a combined effort between local authorities and the Carson SWAT team was released Tuesday in Justice Court from the Churchill County Jail.

More education means better retirement years

The more education you have the better off you’re likely to be during retirement, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

NV Energy, DRI renew long term K-12 outreach program

(RENO) - Building on more than 12 years of successful outreach Nevada’s largest public utility, NV Energy, the NV Energy Foundation and DRI, the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education, have renewed their commitment to the state’s K-12 educators and next generation of scientists and engineers.

Fixing broken immigration system: Economic benefits to rural communities

A White House report, Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits to Agriculture and Rural Communities, details the important benefits provided by the bipartisan U.S. Senate immigration reform bill for the domestic agriculture sector, its workforce, and rural American communities.

Police: Drivers key to Highway 50 safety

Sheriff Ken Furlong called on fellow police officers, road engineers as well as individual drivers to come together in a three-part plan to curb the high fatality rate on Highway 50 between Carson City and Churchill County.

9th Circuit Court rejects using water for waterfowl

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a Nevada Wildlife Department and Nevada Waterfowl Association plan to use Newlands Project water to support waterfowl in that area.

Labor commissioner clarifies overtime rule for employers

Nevada Labor Commissioner Thoran Towler has issued an advisory opinion attempting to clarify when an employer must pay overtime to a worker on a schedule of four days and 10-hour days.

DMV sets workshop on authorization cards for undocumented drivers

The Department of Motor Vehicles is hosting an Aug. 7 workshop to help iron out the regulations for the new Driver Authorization Cards.

Sesquicentennial license plates now available

Special license plates to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into the Union are now available at all Department of Motor Vehicles offices in the Silver State.

Henry ready for RTO title defense

RENO — J.J. Henry’s reign as defending champion of the Reno-Tahoe Open got off to an inauspicious start.

Bulls and broncs

Cowboys and cowgirls will mosey on to the Churchill County Fairgrounds arena.

Memorial golf tourney set for Sept. 7

The annual Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 7 at the Fallon Golf Course at 8 a.m. The event is sponsored by Churchill County to benefit scholarships for Churchill County employees or children.

Fallon grad competes in NBC World Series

One recently graduated college student is trying to extend his baseball career this week.

Points are at a premium

As the racing calendar dwindles into the final months, the chase for a points title is running high.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Sisters experience first pro game together

Never in her short, 9-month life had she seen something so spectacular, so extraordinary. This man-made architecture towered over the freeway as it welcomed thousands to the entertainers’ 49th performance of the year. People were decked out in green and yellow with a few dressing to the extreme to show off their undying passion and love for this group of nobodies that is starting bring relevancy back to the East Bay. This was no water circus with funny, bright costumes and dolphins or an animated adventure about overcoming adversity and conquering challenges.

Fallon Fights calling card

The fight card for the sixth annual “Fallon Fights — Rural Rumble” was announced by Let’s Get It On Promotions on Wednesday.

Lowden looking at lieutenant governor’s post

Former state Sen. and state Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Lowden of Las Vegas is considering a run for lieutenant governor in 2014.

Hof adding Sagebrush Ranch to brothel portfolio

Dennis Hof, longtime owner of the Love Ranch and Bunny Ranch brothels in Mound House, last week closed escrow on the Sagebrush Ranch brothel and Squeeze Play strip club on Kit Kat Road in Lyon County.

Jazz & Beyond to include Rogers and Thompson

Cami Thompson and friends are coming to Carson City Friday evening.

Love III eager to make RTO debut

RENO – Davis Love III likes playing in altitude, and he likes playing golf in the Modified Stableford scoring system. It makes him a natural to play in the Reno-Tahoe Open.

Residential sales, prices, construction picking up

The residential real estate market in Carson City keeps improving. In the second quarter this year, 161 homes sold for a median price of $175,000, according to the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors, which tracks sales in the capital and parts of Douglas County. That’s a 37 percent jump in homes sold and 10 percent boost in the price from the first three months of 2013, when 117 homes sold at a median price of $159,000.