Stories for December 2013


Tuesday, December 31

Chamber chief: Carson’s recovery gathering steam

A trifecta of retailing and a McDonald’s restaurant makeover were among items heralded Tuesday by Ronni Hannaman, Carson City’s Chamber of Commerce executive director. Hannaman said a Ross Stores outlet will open at Southgate Mall, both Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bealls will open at Carson Mall, the McDonald’s at North Carson Street and Winnie Lane will start a conversion into a yuppie-style modernized outlet, and downtown The Hub business incubator will open to set the stage for the start of old Citibank building remodeling.

Carson girls fall to Valley View

The Carson girls varsity basketball team lost 63-45 to Valley View on Monday during the West Coast Holiday Festival in Los Angeles.

RIP 2013

We have said goodbye to 2013, and although it was not as intense as 2011 with a fatal car chase and the Amtrak-big rig collision that killed six people, the previous 12 months showed both the accomplishments and sorrows, something the LVN will show this week.

County Commission has light agenda

The first County Commission meeting of January will be conducted Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Postal increase flawed

The Postal Regulatory Commission handed everyone who uses the mail a lump of coal on Christmas Eve: approval of the U.S. Postal Service’s proposal to raise postage rates by more than triple today’s inflation.

Health officials dispel flu rumors

As flu season is upon us, it is imperative to be properly informed.

Repeal, replace, and then what?

“If you like the post office and the Department of Motor Vehicles and you think they’re run well, just wait till you see Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare done by the government.” Arthur Laffer, CNN, Aug. 4, 2009.

Geothermal tax abatements skew Churchill’s taxable sales

Taxable sales, both statewide and for the Carson City area, posted solid year-over-year increases in October. The statewide total was $3.89 billion — a 6.1 percent increase.

FSA offers farm loans

USDA State Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Clint Kolbe reminds farmers and ranchers that Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL) are available through FSA.


Soroptimist International of Fallon is offering a $1,000 award to a woman with primary financial responsibility for supporting her family who has financial need and would like to attend a training program or undergraduate degree program. For information regarding the Women’s Opportunity Award, contact Terri Pereira at 775-423-8992.

Churchill County becomes player in drone development

Nevada’s application to become a major drone testing state was one of six selected Monday by the Federal Administration Agency.

Poor election turnouts to a plea deal

Today begins the LVN’s Top 10 stories as determined by the LVN editorial team and with help from feedback received from community members and readers and from website feedback and page views and visits. The LVN looks at stories six through 10, and Friday reveals the top five including what we think is the top story of the year.

Don’t skip the suds this cold and flu season

The importance of hand washing has long been advised by health professionals, especially during the cold and flu season. However, a recent study found that only 95 percent of Americans admit it is important to wash their hands after using a public restroom. This is particularly true with women compared to men.

Update on weekend house fire

Since an early morning fire on Saturday, the Jason Gardner family has been sifting through the ashes of their Potpourri Drive home, trying to find items and momentos they can salvage.

Lyon County Republicans to hold precinct/caucus meetings

Lyon County 2014 Republican Caucus/Precinct Meeting: How it Works

Susan G. Cummins

On December 12, 2013 Susan G. Cummins of Dayton NV, passed away at the Carson Tahoe Hospital in Carson City following a lengthy illness. She was 64.

Pauline Flora Phelps

Pauline Flora Phelps entered into rest on December 22nd, 2013. Survived by her loving husband Stewart C. Phelps, Jr. ; 3 Step daughters, 1 Step Son; 2 nieces & 2 nephews. Services will be held at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City on Jan 3rd, 2013 @ 2 pm.

Edward Norman Reilly

Ed Reilly, 80, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2013 at his home in Carson City, Nevada.

Cynthia June Urista Dobson

Cynthia June Urista Dobson of Dayton, NV peacefully passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013. Cynthia was born in San Diego, CA on January 16, 1969.

Wave nabs 2 placers at SNC

Another tournament under the belt and the Greenwave wrestling team is beginning to get a clear picture of the competition.

The Best of 2013

From a world championship to heartbreaking losses, 2013 saw plenty of thrilling action from Fallon’s best athletes.

What to look for in 2014

As the New Year is upon us, the sports calendar is prepped with numerous storylines.

Fallon stumbles at tourney

It was a rough go for the Fallon girls basketball team last week at the Silver State Slam Tournament at McQueen High School in Reno.

Sandoval wants state to continue pushing forward

Approaching the end of first term in office, Gov. Brian Sandoval concedes he has a lot of irons in the fire. But, he said, the state is making progress on nearly all of them from improving education to economic development.

November gaming win up nearly 12 percent

Nevada casinos reported an 11.9 percent increase in total gaming win for November as the state’s non-restricted casinos raked in $875.97 million.

Monday, December 30

Head here and here also here

Carson High, junior wrestling Q: What is your favorite sport to watch on TV, and why?

LaVon Mae Young

LaVon Mae Young “Bonnie” She was born in Summerfield Kansas. She passed away peacefully at home with her Daughters by her side. Following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s

Glen Edward Adair

Jan 06, 1944 - Our dear husband, father, brother, mentor, teacher, and friend passed away peacefully on Christmas Day with family by his side.

Margaret F. Clement

Margaret F. Clement, 53, passed away December 26, 2013 in Carson City, NV. “Maggie” was born March 23, 1960 in Burbank, CA to Robert and Mary Clement

Mary E. Windham

Mary E Wheeler Windham, passed on December 23, 2013. Mary was born Miriam Margret Elizabeth Wheeler to Jewish Polish Imigrant Isadora Miriam Wheeler ( formally smith - Krystal) and Russian imigrant Morris Wheeler in Suffolk county Boston on August 7, 1912. Her parents had Doris, Joseph, Anna, Mary, Fannie and other siblings. Mary went to stay with family as a child in the Texarkanna area with cousins and uncles Columbus Wheeler and his wife on their farm. The family loved to farm and took in orphaned Jewish children into their jewish family. The zadock twins of Abraham and Rebekah two children whom lost their family to yellow fever & two others the Eubanks children became an addition to Columbus’s household as well, giving them the wheeler name.

Defiant Fallon man taken into custody after standoff

Fallon Police have taken a local man in custody after he became defiant and brandished weapons to officers performing a welfare check.

Sunday, December 29

Growing foods sector needs qualified workers

Olé Mexican Foods’ recent announcement that it’s building a tortilla-production facility in Stead that initially will employ about 150 is another sign of the growing strength of Northern Nevada’s food-manufacturing industry. But some food company executives worry that a lack of skilled food-production workers here could hamper the industry’s growth.

Burton takes blame for Pack’s loss

RENO — Deonte Burton feels he cost his Nevada Wolf Pack teammates a victory Saturday night.

Guild Mortgage opens Carson branch

Guild Mortgage Company announced the opening of a new branch located at 4620 S. Carson St., Suite 1. Debbie Humphrey will lead a team with over 25-years of combined experienced specializing in first-time home buyer products, government programs, and jumbo loans.

Darrell Moody: Fond, and not so fond, memories of Candlestick

I grew up in the Bay Area, so like many others, I’m sorry to see Candlestick Park go.

Saturday, December 28

The Victorians celebrate the yuletide season

Carolers elegantly dressed walking down a London street or a family gathering for a Christmas meal reflect the images many people have remembered from generation to generation.

Friday, December 27

Racing season is right around the corner

I hope all you racers and race fans had a wonderful Christmas and got whatever you asked Santa for ... whether it be a new helmet or tickets to Daytona.

Prep Roundup: 5 wrestlers move on at Sierra Nevada Classic

RENO — The Carson High wrestling team sits in sixth place after the first day of the Sierra Nevada Classic on Friday. The Senators have five wrestlers still alive today in the prestigious 82-team tournament.

New Year’s Resolutions

Now that Christmas is over, I hope you had a Merry Christmas, or a happy Hanukkah. For you atheists and others, I hope Wednesday was an OK day.

Clay’s quest

For the duration of his career, Clay Amezquita has been one of Fallon’s top wrestlers.

Nevada shoots for second straight win

David Carter won’t declare that his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has finally turned a corner. But he will admit that the Pack can finally see that pivotal corner.

Open the door when opportunity knocks

If you’ve been around long-time investors, you’ll probably hear them say, ruefully, “If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of such-and-such computer or social media company, I’d be rich today.” That may be true — but is it really relevant to anyone? Do you have to be an early investor of a spectacular company to achieve investment success?


Soroptimist International of Fallon is offering a $1,000 award to a woman with primary financial responsibility for supporting her family who has financial need and would like to attend a training program or undergraduate degree program. For information regarding the Women’s Opportunity Award, contact Terri Pereira at 775-423-8992.

It can be a wonderful life

Since our family moved to Nevada, we begin each Christmas season with the 1947 classic movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

What exactly is a cat

It’s time once again for a lighthearted article, so I picked some humorous and often accurate opinions about cats made by public figures. As you can imagine, the Internet has a lot of sites featuring cats and everything said of them, but I thank Brainy Quote, Good Reads and Cat Quotes for listing just about everything that almost anybody ever said about cats (of whom I’m very fond).

‘A big technological step’

Banner Churchill Community Hospital has taken a big technological step that allows specialists to see patients through a video set-up hundreds of miles away from Fallon.


Churchill County issued the following business licenses in November 2013. Kasey Knudson; Handyman Services; Bu & Ma: 44 Willdate Drive; Fallon, Nevada, 89406; 775-423-1035; Owner: Kasey Knudson.

The European arts scene and more

“In Morbid Colours: Art and the Idea of Decadence in the Bohemian Lands, 1890-1914” (Arbor Vitae) by Otto M. Urban is the catalog of a major exhibition that was part of the cultural programs celebrating the Czech presidency of the EU.

Small Farm Conference slated for late February

Calling all farmers and ranchers, beginning or experienced, rural or urban, and business and community members. The 2014 Nevada Small Farm Conference has something for everyone at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Feb. 20-22.

BLM seeks input on tactical off-road project

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office has made available an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposal from Bulletproof Tactical, LLC for a Tactical Vehicle Off-Highway Operations Project.

AG Masto cautions consumers to watch Target charges, debits

The Nevada attorney general is cautioning consumers to monitor their credit/debit card statements for unauthorized transactions as Target recently announced “unauthorized intrusion” in their systems.

Fallon principal volunteers to remodel overseas school

There isn’t a better way to start the New Year off than to travel more than 3,000 miles way and dedicate seven days worth of hard labor to improve the lives of others.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension to test large-scale production and use of biochar

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension with other partners is embarking on a large-scale three-year project to find more efficient ways to increase water conservation and plant growth, and decrease the release of fossil fuel in the Great Basin.

Fallon’s top 5 moments, questions

As 2013 comes to a close next week, many Top 10 lists are starting to flood publications and the Internet.

Great Basin Advisory Council schedules two January meetings

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), Sage-grouse subcommittee will meet via conference call on Jan. 10, and the full RAC on Jan. 21 at the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd. in Reno. The conference call is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. and will be held in the Peavine conference room on Jan. 10 and the Truckee conference room on Jan. 21. The public is invited to attend.

West shows signs of promise for Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team did receive an early Christmas present under its tree last Sunday in the form of A.J. West. West made his Pack debut in the 80-72 victory over Iona and showed flashes of why the Mountain West season might not be such a disaster after all for the Pack this year. Make no mistake, West isn’t Luke Babbitt, Olek Czyz or even Dario Hunt. Most of his numbers against Iona — four points, five rebounds, one block in 17 minutes — came in the final minutes with the game already decided. But it was a solid debut for the power forward just the same. And, head coach David Carter promises, he will get better.

Wave aims for strong showing

Two days removed from Christmas, and the Greenwave wrestling team is back on the mat.

Fallon man pleads guilty to burglary

Here is a recap of District Court hearings on Tuesday. Aaron Terrill Jones pleaded guilty to one count of burglary. According to the criminal complaint, Jones entered Walmart on June 25 with the intent to commit larceny.


The following marriage licenses were issued by the Churchill County Clerk’s/Treasurer’s office:

State will be late on medical marijuana

The state will miss the Legislature’s April 1 deadline to begin accepting applications from medical marijuana providers and growers.


Mrs. T. E. Killgrove says she is glad to be back to Fallon to spend the coldest months of the year. The climate is much milder here than in Elko…A great many Lahontan Valley turkeys were shipped to Reno, and the dealers and consumers say they never saw finer turkeys than those sent from this place…there was a big wedding feast at the Fred Wightman place Thursday evening, Christmas night, when Judge T.A. Jones joined in wedlock R.M. Hicks of Churchill County and Miss H.B. Blakeney of Walla Walla, Washington.

Jitloff matches career best in GS

ALTA BADIA, Italy — While Ted Ligety led the Americans with a third-place finish in the Alta Badia giant slalom Sunday, Truckee High grad Tim Jitloff added an inspiring highlight to the day with a powerful fifth-place finish from the 31st start position to match his career-best World Cup result.

senior menu

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

Thursday, December 26

Prep Roundup: Sierra Lutheran cruises in tourney opener

RENO — Amy Westre scored 14 points and Cali Benton added 12 as Sierra Lutheran rolled over the Wooster freshmen girls basketball team (48-19) in the opening of the State Farm Holiday Classic freshmen bracket.

TOCCATA WinterFest set to begin Jan. 4

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, also known as TOCCATA, kicks off its ninth annual Winter MusicFest concert series Jan. 4, 5, 7 and 10.

Friday fodder: It’s time for the real bowl games

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team did receive an early Christmas present under its tree last Sunday in the form of A.J. West.

Reno’s Silver Predator buys Springer tungsten mine, mill

A tungsten mine in Pershing County is being traded as often these days as a baseball card on a schoolyard. Silver Predator Corp. of Reno said last week it struck a deal to buy the Springer Tungsten Mine and Mill in Pershing County from Idaho’s Americas Bullion Royalty Corp.


Mark your calendars and save your appetite for the 23rd annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15, in historic Virginia City.

The 5 most amazing superhuman feats to tell you about

On Sunday evening the Old Lake Tahoe Athletic Club gathered together at Crosby’s for a momentous occasion. Founding member Stu Jed has survived pancreatic cancer for five years. I don’t usually order a shot of Jack with my beer, but hey.


The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is turning 30 in 2014, and the nation’s greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and traditions, will turn its focus to the future of the region.

Wednesday, December 25

Live entertainment

Craig Fletcher will perform with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher will perform with Terri Campillo and Michael Lanza at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Glen Eagles.

Todd Green performing at CVIC Hall

Todd Green will perform using a variety of instruments from the Middle East, Central Asia, India, China and South America at a concert sponsored by the Carson Valley Arts Council at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., in Minden.

Flamingos to perform Jan. 17 in Minden

The Flamingos are set to perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Carson Valley Inn’s Valley Ballroom. Led by Terry Johnson, The Flamingos will perform hits including “I Only Have Eyes for You.” Johnson went to Motown Records as an artist and producing partner with Smokey Robinson. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets cost $22 and can be purchased at the Carson Valley Inn’s hotel desk or by calling 775-783-6606.

Astronomical society hosts Friday star party

Wondering what to do after Christmas? The Douglas chapter of the Astronomical Society of Nevada is hosting a star party 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Nature Conservancy River Fork Ranch off Genoa Lane.

CHS wrestlers prepare for Sierra Nevada Classic

Carson High’s wrestling team is gearing up for its second team tournament of the season — the annual Sierra Nevada Classic at the Reno Livestock Events Center on Friday and Saturday.

Workman places 8th at Reno’selite tournament

The Greenwave wrestling team sent one to the medal round of the one of the toughest high school tournaments in the country last weekend.

Aces coaching staff set for 2014

Former Major League veteran Phil Nevin, recently named the Reno Aces manager for the 2014 season, will be joined by a staff of returners, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced last week.

Santa’s helpers assist seniors

St. Nick and his Navy helpers don their holiday apparel for two months to give Churchill County seniors a brighter Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Lady Wave gear up for Silver State

The Lady Wave faces three California schools at the Silver State Slam Tournament from Thursday through Saturday at McQueen High School in Reno. The Lady Wave opens the tournament against Weston Ranch at 6:30 p.m. then faces Castlemont at 10:30 a.m. Friday and wraps up the event against Palo Alto at 1 p.m. on Saturday.


Peace on earth, with nations warring? Peace on earth, you say? Peace on earth, and children starving? Peace on earth, today? Peace on earth, with famine stalking? Peace on earth, right now? Peace on earth, with prejudice burning? Peace on earth, but how? Peace on earth, the angels sang it. Peace on earth, God’s plan.

Think of eating like a debit card

I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas today. With so much to celebrate, food is never far from the center of the day.

Pack football to play at Notre Dame in 2016

The University of Nevada football program has agreed to a one-game deal to play at Notre Dame in 2016, athletics director Doug Knuth announced today.

The Christmases we remember

I think people remember most Christmases. Some remember those when times were plentiful, but if they are like me, they remember most those times when money was short and Christmases bleak. I’ve written about the great

Santa brings Wolf Pack early Christmas gift

Christmas finally came early for the Nevada Wolf Pack. “It was just a pleasant surprise for us to win by more than one or two points,” Wolf Pack coach David Carter said with a smile after an 80-72 victory Sunday afternoon over the Iona Gaels.

To all a good night

We never forget those special Christmas mornings, both our own and those of our children. I’m no exception and I’ve written about them often. Unfortunately, my early years were spent with my bronchitis problems, but once I hit my teen years, that changed. The holidays became a lot better.

Sheldon named top JROTC instructor in area 13

When Command Master Chief Donn Sheldon retired from the Navy with more than 30 years of service, he never imagined what an impact he would have on his community’s youth.


Because of the generosity of Churchill County residents, Christmas will be brighter for hundreds of children.

Nevadans urged to take flu precautions during the holidays

he Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge all that if you have not gotten your flu vaccination yet this season, now is the time.

Trooper Talk

The Nevada Highway Patrol wants everyone to have a wonderful and safe holiday season. If you are gathering with family and friends and plan to drink alcoholic beverages, we want you to have a designated driver or call a cab. Just make other arraignments not to drive after drinking any amount of alcoholic beverage.

Refuel your muscles and taste buds

When you cool down and towel off after a long workout, you’re not quite done taking care of your body. It’s important to refuel your muscles, too.

Churchill County jobless rate of 7.1% lowest in 2013

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in November, its lowest rate since November 2008.

Senators weigh in on BLM nominee

Neil Kornze of Elko has been nominated as the next director for the Bureau of Land Management. Nevada’s two senators weigh in on his nomination.


Soroptimist International of Fallon is offering a $1,000 award to a woman with primary financial responsibility for supporting her family who has financial need and would like to attend a training program or undergraduate degree program. For information regarding the Women’s Opportunity Award, contact Terri Pereira at 775-423-8992.


Trent Workman’s family would like to say thank you so very much for the support and donations from the Fire Department and the Fallon community.

Dahl, Rams finish home season with winning record

Even with a back-up quarterback and already eliminated from playoff contention, the St. Louis Rams continued to surprise the league.

Sage-grouse meetings

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), Sage-grouse subcommittee will meet via conference call on Jan. 10, and the full RAC on Jan. 21, at the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd. in Reno. T


The following babies were born at Banner Churchill Community Hospital: December 16, 2013

The Doctors: Advice for healthy winter skin

The strong rays of the summer sun may have faded, but before you stash that sunscreen and worry less about protecting your skin, consider this: Winter air is a lot less humid, which can make your skin uncomfortably dry and cause it to itch, crack and become irritated. And when it snows, your chance of sunburn actually increases — that’s because just like sand and water, snow both reflects and intensifies the sun’s rays. Here are four strategies to help keep your skin hydrated and healthy this season:

Tuesday, December 24

Linda Marrone: After 40 years, old traditions have a new home

Well, after 40 years of living on the south end of Minnesota Street, the Marrones have moved 12 blocks west to a smaller house on Elm Street. I can’t say it was easy and it certainly has been overwhelming, but in my head, I know it was the right decision. I’m just trying to reconcile it in my heart. It was a wonderful old house and neighborhood in which to raise four kids with dogs, cats, turkeys, a goat and a horse. Our nine grandkids spent a lot of time at that house. They loved the big yard, and there was always something for them to do. That’s a plus when you’re younger, not so much as you age.

Carson reports solid sales-tax growth in October

Taxable sales, both statewide and for the Carson City area, posted solid year-over-year increases in October. The statewide total was $3.89 billion — a 6.1 percent increase — while Carson City’s total was $63.76 million — a 4.7 percent improvement over October 2012.

Community Sports: Carson Middle wins hoops title

Carson Middle School’s eighth-grade basketball team won three straight games to capture the TahNeva championship at Pau Wa Lu in Gardnerville.

State will be late on medical marijuana

The state will miss the Legislature’s April 1 deadline to begin accepting applications from medical marijuana providers and growers.

Bealls store at Carson Mall set to employ 30

Bealls, an apparel store set to open at the Carson Mall in the spring, will employ about 30 people and is part of a retail firm with more than 850 outlets in 40 states. The overall retail company is publicly traded and is called Stage Stores Inc., rather than Beall’s Inc., a separate and privately held, Florida-based company, as reported Saturday. A spokesman for the public company based in Houston said Monday that name confusion involving the two firms isn’t unusual.

Tea Party has rescued ailing and inert GOP

The Republican Empire, led by Lord McConnell and Darth Boehner, isn’t taking primary challenges by tea party insurgents lying down, and an all-out intra-GOP war is breaking out.

Monday, December 23

John Bullis: Consider buying stock in firms that pay dividends

With the low-interest earnings on money market, checking and savings accounts, consider purchasing stock in some good, big, quality companies that pay dividends. Your stockbroker can give you a list of companies that pay more in dividends then you are earning in interest, and you have a chance the stock will increase in value over time.

Saturday, December 21

CHS’s Gutierrez, Cowee rack up all-state honors

Andrew Gutierrez and Aaron Cowee capped their high school football careers by being named to the Las Vegas Review-Journal all-state team.

Lowry gets sweep vs.Dayton Devils

DAYTON — Lowry put on the defensive pressure, and the Dayton Dust Devils wilted like an unwatered plant.

Sharp 8th at TOC

RENO — Kyle Sharp went 2-2 on Saturday to finish in eighth place at the prestigious Tournament of Champions at the Reno Event Center.

Business briefly: Pro Group honored by magazine

Magazine honors Nevada-based group Nevada-based Pro Group Captive Management Services has been awarded 2013 Captive Manager of the Year by Captive Review, a magazine that focuses on risk management and captive insurance.

22 citations issued during Carson City Sheriff’s Office saturation patrol

Twenty-two traffic citations were issued Friday night during the Carson City Sheriff’s Office saturation patrol on Carson, Fifth and William streets along with Saliman Road.

Friday, December 20

Schmidt runs for seat in Senate District 16

Gary Schmidt, in business for 40 years and now a Washoe County resident, plans to run for the District 16 state Senate seat that includes Carson City, south Reno and southern Washoe County.

Prep roundup: Joyner, Fletcher spark comeback

DAYTON — Dayton outscored Sparks 34-16 in the second half to wipe out a 16-point halftime deficit and beat Sparks 50-47 in he Division 1A opener Friday night.

Senators hold off Manogue

It wasn’t one of Carson High’s most artistic efforts, but the Senators still managed to stay undefeated in Division I league play.

Sharp, O’Keefe advance at TOC

RENO — Making the second day of the Tournament of Champions is a big deal. The depth of competition is second to none.

Nevada unemployment lowest since Nov. 2008

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in November, its lowest rate since November 2008. That number represents the seasonally adjusted rate. The raw rate was even lower — 8.5 percent statewide. That’s down from October’s 9.3 percent.

Zulilly plans big Storey expansion

Zulilly, a self-described online “shopping destination for moms,” has announced a major expansion of its Storey County operation. Spokesman Jess Andrew told the economic development board Thursday that the company is building a 700,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Reno. Between its real estate investment and personal property, the company is making an estimated investment of $41 million in Storey County.

Nevada looks to get on track

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team took one step forward and two steps back this week without even playing a game.

Clar Shaw

Clare Shaw, a devoted Carson City Letter Carrier since 1995, lost her nine-month struggle with cancer on December 17, 2013 at the age 59.

Police receive no reports of fraudulent credit card use

A handful of people are reporting they have had their credit cards compromised at several Fallon gas stations.

Wave faces TOC test

It’s the biggest test to date and perhaps all season.

Fallon nabs 8 All-State football selections

For the Fallon football team, it means all-state accolades. Eight Greenwave standouts received recognition by the Division I-A coaches for their on-field performance.

Your guide to bowl season

BCS era comes to an end with bowl season starting Saturday

Thursday, December 19

Smith powers Senators

RENO — Carson High was missing two of its better players, but it didn’t matter thanks to a stifling press and the scoring of Savannah Smith.

Nevada retailers predict stronger holiday sales

The Retail Association of Nevada predicts that this year’s holiday sales will increase 7 percent over last year’s, despite wavering national forecasts. “We remain optimistic for a strong holiday shopping season in Nevada despite the modest growth in holiday sales expected nationwide,” said Bryan Wachter of RAN.

Price spearheads big CHS road win

RENO — Cameron Price had thoughts about quitting basketball, and he was absent throughout the summer season.

Wolf Pack hoops fans staying home these days

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is putting Northern Nevada to sleep. It’s bad enough that head coach David Carter refuses to play an opponent worth watching at home.

Prison officials report another inmate death

Nevada prison officials reported the second inmate death of the week Thursday. Michael Johnson, 55, was in the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Regional Medical Center being treated for an undisclosed medical condition when he died Wednesday.

UNLV fee hike: ill-considered, unneeded and pernicious

The graph nearby shows that inflation-adjusted undergraduate general fees at Nevada universities have nearly doubled in recent years, while the incomes of Nevadans who pay them have actually declined slightly.

Are UFOs flying over Northern Nevada?

Are UFOs, as some Nevadans increasingly claim, patrolling the skies above Fallon, Carson City, Reno and the rest of the state?

History remains intact at Belmont Mill site

Belmont Mill in White Pine County (not to be confused with the better-known mining town of Belmont in Nye County) is often so overlooked that it doesn’t even show up in some ghost town books.

Bakery’s aroma entices holiday customers

The aroma of fresh bread and pastries has been wafting at Lattin Farms since early November when a new bakery to the valley opened.

Assumptions can be dangerous to investors

Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring order to our world. But in some parts of our life — such as investing — assumptions can prove dangerous.

Holiday safety tips for Fido and Fluffy

Before we get to this week’s safety tips, don’t forget that CAPS will be at Walmart tomorrow, so please stop by and see us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “us” also includes Ki the Kissing Pooch, who can’t wait to see you. We’d love it if we could help with your last-minute shopping. We’ll have our pullover and zipped hoodies, sweatshirts, long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, caps, totes and baked goods for sale.

Pine Nuts: Random thoughts for those under the age of 30

Over a slow moving 25 years of portraying Mark Twain, I’ve been patiently building an “aphorisms” file of relevant Twain quotes that I can work into my programs. That file is now 65 pages long and ends with, “These are sardonic times ... but I am not sorry to be alive & privileged to look on.”

Health care careers manual released

The University of Nevada School of Medicine and the High Sierra Area Health Education Center announce the release of Health Care Careers in Nevada 2014-2015.


Fallon honored a native son Thursday, a cowboy who is sitting on top of the world in professional rodeo.

Hubbards’ day at Renown

Tuesday was another day of many where Fallon’s Sam Hubbard, a math teacher at Churchill County Middle School, was driving his wife, Shelly, to a medical appointment.

Penstock newest project for TCID

Maintenance was the hot topic, despite freezing temperatures, at the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District’s monthly meeting earlier this month.

Heller votes against Senate budget bill

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller kept his word to both Churchill County’s and Nevada’s veterans.

Holiday dinners, Christmas church services and closures

With Christmas only five days away, some organizations and numerous local churches have made special plans to celebrate Christmas.

Greg Bretz upsets Shaun White in Olympic qualifier

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Greg Bretz out of Mammoth Lakes outgunned Olympic gold medalist Shaun White in the halfpipe snowboarding final Saturday, taking the top spot in the first Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships.


Holiday performances High School

Our local unsung heroes

My son Doug and I had a great Thanksgiving with friends. We held hands together to give the blessing, and then each of us talked about what we were most thankful for. There was quite a nice list from each of us. Our turkey dinner was delicious.

Why do cold air and cold liquids hurt my teeth?

I thought you would never ask! It seems that the cold weather we in Northern Nevada have been having is a good test of how healthy our teeth are. Normally if we drink something cold or breath in cold air our teeth respond to the cold on them by letting us know that something cold has been detected. The teeth don’t start to complain and ache unless we leave something very cold on them for a short while. When the cold is removed by swallowing or warming up the liquid or by not breathing through our mouths the sensation goes away. At least it does if the teeth are healthy. If the cold sensation persists or causes an ache or worse there is a good chance that one of the teeth has a nerve disease called irreversible (won’t get better) pulpitis (nerve disease).

The Doctors: Be healthy with diabetes

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is: For people managing diabetes, that’s a warning to take seriously. Products that promise an easy fix are tempting, and many claim to alleviate symptoms and even cure diabetes. But many are bogus, illegal and potentially harmful.



Wednesday, December 18

Lower inmate call costs create issues

A ruling that limits how much inmates must pay to use prison phones will pull an estimated $650,000 a year from revenues that fund inmate programs, the Board of Prison Commissioners was told Tuesday.

CHS wrestlers gear up for TOC

The venue is better known for holding concerts, but this weekend the Reno Events Center will be filled by high school wrestlers and their rabid fans.

Buzz Briefly

Craig Fletcher will perform with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher will perform with Terri Campillo and Rocky Tatarelli at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and with Gerry Wright and Campillo Saturday at Glen Eagles.

Heller pushes jobless-benefits fix

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has joined with Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed in pushing a plan to extend federal unemployment insurance for three more months while Congress seeks a comprehensive fix.


JOHN TONY VERDUGO, age 59, passed away unexpectedly on December 16, 2013 at his

Gary Andrew Jack

Gary went home to be with our lord on December 6, 2013 with his family at his bedside. He grew up and lived at the Fallon Indian colony, attended the Churchill County Elementary schools, graduated from CCHS in June 1977.


How do art, science, and politics mix together to guide human evolution? The newest exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art offers some insight.

Tuesday, December 17

Amanda Long: Shredded beef recipe is a slow-cooked, tasty treat

Finally, I found it! My favorite shredded beef recipe. There is something about shredded beef in restaurants that is so good — possibly all the lard used to cook it.

Prison system works on autopsy rules for inmates

Lawmakers last session approved legislation designed to ensure autopsies are performed on inmates who die unattended in the prison system.

Dayton’s Fletcher earns all-state honors

Dayton High’s Austin Fletcher was named Division 1-A first-team all-state running back and second-team linebacker by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


A 60-year-old Churchill County woman was arrested Friday for leading officers on a high-speed chase through parts on Fallon and then on U.S. Highway 50 toward Lahontan Reservoir.

Meeting updates for trustees, commissioners

School board The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees held their first monthly meeting on Thursday evening. The board approved the following items:

Update on burn victims

Two Fallon men are making gradual improvement at the University of California, Davis burn center.

Truth about Reagan, South Africa

The whole world mourns Nelson Mandela. Rightly.

Fallon man honored as Veteran of the Month

Gov. Brian Sandoval recently recognized Thomas Considine as Nevada’s Veteran of the Month for November 2013 during a presentation in at the state capital.

Simultaneous program combines Army officer training, Guard service

RENO – College students interested in becoming a military officer while also serving in the Nevada National Guard may want to consider joining the U.S. Army’s Simultaneous Membership Program.

Merry Christmas, welfare queens

With Christmas all around us, let’s reflect on what Christmas is about. If we pull back from all the fuss, we see the true reason for this holiday — the celebration of the birth of Christ. What does that mean? This is the season when people talk about good will to men. However, the “War on Christmas” crowd, which has hysterics when someone says “Happy Holidays,” seems indifferent to conditions affecting millions of Americans. President Ronald Reagan used the phrase “Welfare Queen,” implying that the poor are gaming the system. He said nothing about the rich who game the system, costing taxpayers billions of dollars every year. We seem to have fallen into the trap of thinking that if a person is rich, they are worthy but if a person is poor, it’s their fault.


The following babies were born at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:

Fallon’s generosity

Within 30 hours of one another, two young men suffered critical burns to at least half their bodies because of explosions.

Chuck Muth: Decisions may come back to bite Sandoval

Most of Nevada’s beleaguered taxpayers focus on the fact that Gov. Brian Sandoval broke his word not to raise taxes by not once, but twice raising the “temporary” tax hikes approved in 2009 — taxes that were supposed to “sunset” in 2011. But the governor is also responsible for another tax hike coming to Nevada e-shoppers everywhere on New Year’s Day.

Lady Wave nips Spartans

FALLON — The task was tall and the Fallon girls basketball came up with a split.

Fallon earns home split

Fallon got the win it had to have. Going against Spring Creek and powerhouse Elko, the Greenwave split their weekend slate. Fallon dropped the Spartans, 54-36, and were thumped by Elko, 62-41.

Grapplers take fourth at Calif. tournament

Although the roster has thinned out, the Fallon wrestling team keeps coming up big. The Greenwave grappled their way to a fourth-place finish at the Natmoas dual tournament in Sacramento on Saturday.

Corkill conquers NFR

Jade Corkill wasn’t going to let a crushed left hand prevent him from winning another world rodeo championship.

Public officials behaving badly is nothing new

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation Monday for harassing women during his short tenure.

Fallon man arrested after chase

A Fallon man faces a string of potential charges after allegedly leading Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies on a car chase, crashing on Highway 50 in Glenbrook, then fleeing on foot and resisting arrest.

Monday, December 16

Kenneth William Campbell

Kenneth William Campbell, died December 13, 2013 in Fallon, Nevada at the age of 93. He was born Oct. 25, 1920 in York, PA to Olevia Rebecca Shearer and Henry William Messman.

Johnny Ray Powell

Johnny “Moon Man” Powell passed away December 9, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. He was 50 years of age, and was a life long resident of the Walker River Paiute Tribe, Schurz, Nevada. He was born on August 9, 1963 to Pauline Benjamin Powell, in Schurz, Nevada. He grew up in Schurz and attended the Schurz Elementary School and graduated from there. After graduating from

Burt “Bill” Oscar Volin

Burt (Bill) Oscar Volin (85) passed away on November 30, 2013 in Silverton, Oregon after a brief illness. He was born in Kalispell, Montana, February 25, 1928, to Bradford C. and Hestell McGee Volin. He served in the US Army during WW II on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

Death Notice: Kathleen R. Ferreira

Kathleen R. Ferreira, 83, passed away December 13, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & burial 775-882-1766

Ronald E. Hopkins

Ron Hopkins, 76, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away peacefully at home on December 13th following a lengthy battle with cancer. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Teddi, of 51 years.

Death Notice: Maynard Anton Veralrud

Maynard Anton Veralrud, 75 of Dayton, passed away on December 13, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. 775-888-6800

John Bullis: Officials warned about 2 depleted trust funds

The board of trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds sent identical letters May 31 to the president of the Senate, Hon. Joe Biden Jr. and to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. John A. Boehner. The law requires the board of trustees to submit a report to each chamber of Congress when it determines that the balance ratios of a trust fund for any calendar year may become less than 20 percent.

Juliann ContriDecember 19, 1947 - November 15, 2013

Juliann Contri (Juls, Mama, Mutti), a beloved sister, friend, colleague, grandma, and mother passed away on November 15th in her home in Minden.

Death Notice: Geraldine Tucker

Geraldine Tucker, 81 passed away december 10, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of capitol City cremation & Burial 775-882-1766


Holiday performances High School Dec. 17 — 7 p.m. Band/Jazz Band and Strings in the CCHS Theater

Joaquin Chargualaf (Chad) Taitano II

Joaquin Chargualaf (Chad) Taitano II, was born November 15, 1964, on Guam. He was the first of nine children born to Joaquin (Ken) and Katherine Taitano.

Virginia “Jo” SchellinDecember 23, 1925 - December 7, 2013

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and activities coordinator, Jo Schellin.

Russell Carpenter HillMay 16, 1926 - November 5, 2013

RUSSELL “Bud” CARPENTER HILL,Carson City, NV/ Seekonk, MASS.passed away peacefully of natural causes on Nov. 05, 2013 at his sons’ home in Sparks, NV.

Joyce Maxine Metzger SamselDecember 4, 1924 - December 9, 2013

As her mother before her called it, the heavenly “peach orchard” welcomed a new resident on December 9, 2013, when Joyce Maxine Metzger Samsel of Dayton arrived.

Death Notice: Bruce W. Curtis

Bruce W. Curtis, 62, passed away December 5, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangementsnts are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial. 775-882-1766

Doris HaydenMarch 11, 1928 - November 27, 2013

Doris Hayden, 85, of Gardnerville, Nevada. Passed away quickly and peacefully on November 27, 2013. Doris was born to Grace and Frank Hayden in Detroit, Michigan.

Death Notice: Susasn E. Rieck

Susan E Rieck, 48, passed away December 11, 2013 in Reno, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Deborah Anne Gansbert (Winterrowd)

Deborah Anne Gansberg is survived by her husband Richard Gansberg of Carson City. Brother Gary Winterrowd of Indianapolis, IN. Son Sam Radici, from Indianapolis IN. Daughter Alyssa Winterrowd, and numerous nieces and nephews. At Debbie’s request there will be no service.

Brian Derek FultsNovember 2, 1972 - November 22, 2013

Brian Derek Fults, 41, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 2, 1972.

Death Notice: Raymond J. LeBlanc Jr.

Raymond J. LeBlanc Jr.,57 Passed away Dec. 2, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in care of Capitol City Cremation & burial 775-882-1766

Ruth Rainey ShermanJanuary 1, 1924 - November 28, 2013

Ruth Rainey Sherman went to be with our Lord peacefully on November 28, 2013 of natural causes in Williams, AZ. Born January 1, 1924

Ernie Beeghly

The family of Ernie Beeghly would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during our loss. Thank you to all who attended and helped with the funeral services.

Sunday, December 15

Death Notice: Susan G. Cummins

Susan G. Cummins, 64 off Dayton, passed away on December 12, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. 775-888-6800

Wolf Pack loses again at home

RENO — David Carter doesn’t recognize his own Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team when it plays at Lawlor Events Center.

McGwires too much for Carson girls

In a preseason interview, Carson High girls basketball coach Nate Tolbert said he wanted to be one of two teams representing the north in this year’s NIAA state tournament.

Darrell Moody: Observations from early hoops action

After watching some high school basketball this month, I’ve formed a couple of early opinions about the area boys teams.

Prep Roundup: Carson wrestlers take 2nd at Natomas meet

SACRAMENTO — Carson High dropped a heartbreaking 37-36 decision to Liberty-Brentwood in the finals of the Nighthawk Dual Meet Tournament at Natomas High on Saturday.

Business Briefs: Lecture about energy and business set

Lecture about energy and business set Amy Lewis, a massage therapist and Radiant Health for Life strategist, will present “From Pain to Purpose: Three Steps to Relax Your Body, Renew Your Mind, and Restore Your Divine Feminine Guidance” at eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter’s meeting from 5 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 18 at Hidden Valley Country Club, 3575 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Reno.

Several coins good for new collectors

In the last column I suggested buying a coin, or multiple coins, as a gift this year. Often I get the question, “what should I buy?” There is a host of options. Coins being made by the U.S. Mint today are an obvious choice. One can purchase a set of proof coins, a silver eagle or one of the many commemoratives being made. These coins add a level of relevance, as they are made with this year’s date on them. This also can help one remember the year the gift was given.

Saturday, December 14

Friday, December 13

Over the hill

At this point in the season, it is what Fallon wrestling coach Mitch Overlie is looking for in a tournament. More matches equals more opportunities for the Greenwave grapplers to develop their skills early in the season.

Ex-Greenwave star leads Miles College

Liz Lewis always wanted to coach when the time was right to hang up her basketball playing shoes.

Big start for Wave

It was an impressive start to open the season.

Greenwave aims for strong start

Despite a 1-3 start to the season, Fallon boys basketball coach Brad Barton is optimistic of his club.

Carson girls grab two more wins at tourney

SPARKS — Carson High’s girls basketball team completed the High Sierra Winter Challenge with a pair of wins on Saturday.

Senator hoops teams pick up first victories

McKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Cameron Price scored 14 points to lead the Carson boys basketball team to its first win of the year, 47-46, over Arcata at the annual McKinleyville Rotary Tipoff Tournament on Friday.

Late scoring woes cost CHS game

RENO — For the second straight day, Carson High’s boys basketball team didn’t finish well.

Kaepernick still seeking success against Seahawks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick has accomplished a lot so far as the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback.

Fallon takes on rivals

One game at a time. It is the approach of the Fallon girls basketball team, as the Lady Wave take on two of their toughest opponents this season.

Tourney time

For more than 40 years, the Earl Wilkens/Lee Riggins Memorial Tournament has been a staple for the Fallon wrestling program.

NIAA: Coaches must enter records online

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and MaxPreps recently entered into an agreement recognizing the website as Nevada’s official statistics and standings partner.

Senators more athletic this year

A year ago, seniors Rafe King and Matt Nolan put the Carson Senators on their collective backs and carried the team into the regional finals.

Carson wins tourney, extends league streak

Carson High’s wrestling team flexed its collective muscle Saturday by winning the 16th annual Capitol City Duals, and even more importantly, grabbing two Sierra League wins to push its league winning streak to 27 straight matches.

Darrell Moody: Carson’s season in review

I can never figure out why we have to wait to wait for the entire season to be over before we can release the all-league and all-Division I selections to the public.

Senators bring home honors

This was arguably Blair Roman’s best coaching job in his six-year stint at Carson High School, and his peers felt so, too.

Dayton’sbalancepays off

DAYTON — One thing Dayton basketball coach Jason Santos likes about his team is that everybody has the ability to contribute at the offensive end, and that was never more evident than Friday night against Owyhee.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Collision ban benefits baseball

The final destination in baseball is a death trap for catchers.

A budget proposal never to be heard

Last weekend I complained about the ineffectual efforts of Washington, D.C. to come up with a meaningful budget plan. The reply was, “Do you have a better idea?” That is a fair question. Not long ago, I watched a John Stossel show where he asked people on the street what they would cut from the budget. Most had no answer.

Western governors show wildlife maps

RENO — Governors in 16 states, including Nevada, unveiled a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project Thursday that they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region’s environmental treasures — an ambitious effort that’s winning praise from conservationists and the energy industry.

Citibank building to become mainly office space

Remodeling the old Citibank building downtown begins next year, said Steve Neighbors, The Hop and Mae Adams Foundation trustee overseeing the foundation’s Carson City property. “I’m in the process of doing all the asbestos abatement and clearing out the building,” said Neighbors, in town this week before flying back to Idaho. Neighbors has his Strategic & Operational Solutions office in the suburban Boise community of Meridian. He said the plan is to convert the long-vacant bank building in downtown Carson City mainly into offices and some retail.

Maine Street demolition begins south of Nugget

Demolition of two buildings in a phased project has begun on a block immediately south of the Fallon Nugget.

Thursday, December 12

Wimberly was deserving of first team selection

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Mountain West should be ashamed of itself for disrespecting Brandon Wimberly of the Nevada Wolf Pack this week.

NIAA, MaxPreps form new partnership

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and MaxPreps recently entered into an agreement recognizing the website as Nevada’s official statistics and standings partner.

Burn victims improving, bank accounts set up

Victims of two separate explosions are receiving treatment at the University of California, Davis burn center.

Red Kettle money collected in Fallon stays in Fallon

Money collected from the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle program stays in Churchill County to assist people with their needs, said the director for Fallon.

Enrollment is open for prepaid tuition

Enrollment for Nevada’s prepaid tuition program is open through the end of February.

Palisades knew the value of a good show

Way before Las Vegas discovered Ferris wheels or Celine Dion, the old railroad town of Palisade had discovered that entertainment could help put a place on the map.

New Year’s resolution may enrich your retirement

For many baby boomers looking to retire in the next few years, the biggest worry is not whether or not they can retire, but if they’ll outlive their savings.

Reinvesting dividends can be a smart move

As an investor, you’ll eventually need to make all sorts of decisions — and some will be difficult. But there’s one choice you can make that can be relatively easy: reinvesting stock dividends.

Outdoor winter care for indoor dogs

As I write this on the Monday before it appears here, all I can say is “Baby, it’s cold outside!” I have The Weather Channel app on my tablet, and its update at 2:10 p.m. noted that Fallon’s temperature was 19 degrees (but felt like 9 degrees). Brrr!!! With clear skies in abundance, we’ll probably dip down into negative numbers during the wee hours of the morning.

Holiday energy tips include LED lights

Switching to long-lasting and energy-efficient LED holiday lighting is the top seasonal savings and safety tip from NV Energy with Christmas two weeks away.

Science fiction books worth reading

If you’re looking for some recent fiction books for the readers on your holiday gift list, you might want to consider the following.


Raymond Peter Plasse, 14, son of Ed and Sandra Plasse of Fallon has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a court of honor held on Nov. 23.

Economic development expert to speak at CEDA breakfast

The December business council breakfast meeting of the Churchill Economic Development Authority will feature on Wednesday an expert on economic development.

Truth-shading Reid awarded ‘Pinocchios’

LAS VEGAS — “All I did was follow the law,” protested Sen. Harry Reid. He was being pressed by Reno-area reporters last week about a story CNN had just broken.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street Fallon NV 89406

Spring Wings Festival’s media relations efforts wins top PRSA award

The recent annual Silver Spikes award ceremony of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Sierra Nevada Chapter, awarded the Bronze Spike award to The Abbi Agency in the “Media Relations — Earned” category.

Holiday home tour helps high school seniors

What a wonderful time of year when everyone is sharing the holiday cheer. The count down is on with 12 days until Christmas and what better way to continue the holiday spirit than to participate in the 15th annual Christmas Home Tour and visit some of Fallon’s most elaborately decorated houses.

Fallon man not guilty in sex display

A Fallon man accused of exposing himself during a sexual encounter on the steps of the Churchill Arts Council was found not guilty in a trial last week in District Court.

Water break damages New Frontier

New Frontier Treatment Center took a hard hit because of Fallon’s frigid temperatures. According to Lana K. Robards, the office ceiling had partially collapsed.

Residents blast county

Residents who live near the Bango Oil Refinery plant that experienced an explosion on Monday voiced their frustration at Wednesday night’s Churchill County Planning Board meeting for the lack of oversight on the facility.

Squaw’s Bryce Bennett wins U.S. downhill title

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Squaw Valley skier Bryce Bennett claimed the U.S Alpine Championships downhill title along with Jackie Wiles of Aurora Ore., during a chilly Tuesday at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, Colo.

Long-term jobless urged to keep filing

The unemployed should continue filing their weekly claims even if the extended unemployment benefits program expires at the end of the year, Nevada’s Employment Security Division says.

Santa Train running at railroad museum

Hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee, bowls of chili and chili dogs will be on sale at the depot during the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s Santa Train activities Saturday and Sunday in Carson City.

Pine Nuts: Shopping for Berkshire Hathaway at Walmart

Faces tell more about an economy than any number of market indices. Picture the face of a babushka in Moscow a half century ago. This is the face of a tired, hardened woman, void of hope.

PERS checks whether records are in public reports

The head of the Public Employees Retirement System told her board Wednesday that, while it is working with a Reno newspaper on its request for data about individual retirees, she doubts that what members want is contained in the system’s public reports.

Wednesday, December 11

Live entertainment

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

Senators stretch win streak to 4

RENO — Carson basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia wants to see his team start fast in both halves. The message apparently got through at the intermission.


A 24-year-old man was critically injured as firefighters from Fallon and Naval Air Fallon responded to a Monday morning explosion at the Bango Oil Refinery plant 15 miles west of the city.

Official wants answers soon from Wheeler

Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller wants answers from Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler about alleged discrepancies in his financial disclosure statements.

Man pleads guilty to resisting officer

An Indian Hills man pleaded guilty Monday to resisting a public officer with a firearm, saying it was in his “best interest” to admit the felony in connection with his an incident at Olive Garden in Carson City.

WAVE HOOPS: Girls win 2, boys stuggle in Las Vegas

After weather postponed the Fallon girls basketball team’s home opener, the Lady Wave took to the court at the Reno Winter Challenge last weekend.

Harvey Dahl returns to action for Rams

There was a Dahl sighting in the desert on Sunday.

Petersen’s departure affects fate of 2 conferences

One move will change the landscape for at least one conference.

Longhorns take title

The Fallon Longhorns opened their 2013-14 basketball season on a successful note winning four straight games in the seventh/eighth-grade division at the Yerington Tournament on Nov. 22-24.

Jade Corkill leads heelers at National Finals Rodeo

A Fallon native cowboy is riding in first place on the homestretch of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, December 10

Enrollment is open for prepaid tuition

Enrollment for Nevada’s prepaid tuition program is open through the end of February.

Senators Steele a win at Hug

RENO — Carson High’s boys basketball team evened its record at 2-2 with a 62-50 victory over Hug on Tuesday night.

Gymnasts perform well in Reno

The Silver State Gymnastics Academy’s girls competitive team competed at the Eyeopener Meet in Reno this past weekend.

Editorial: Toys for Tots and Wishing Tree keep toys local

Christmas is two weeks from today, but between now and the end of next week, two groups are in need for collecting more toys of area youngsters.

Nevada Guard medical unit a dream for Task Force Nightmare

Editor’s note: Guardsmen from western Nevada, including Fernley and Fallon, are deployed to Afghanistan with this Nevada Army National Guard aviation unit.

Dinner will be delayed

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and tradition held forth at most dinner tables. Generally, the Patriarch or Matriarch of the family will say grace before everyone digs into the banquet traditionally prepared for Thanksgiving. Normally this takes about two or three minutes. I got to thinking the other day that if we choose this time to gives thanks for all we have to be thankful for, other than God and Country, dinner would be delayed for a time.

Earning our trust

Trust ain’t what it used to be in America. Back in 1972, when the folks conducting the General Social Survey first asked a sampling of Americans if they trusted their countrymen, about half said they did.


Advance tickets for the annual David John and the Comstock Cowboys Christmas concert are on for $5 each at City Hall. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Educator known for his leadership, love of people

For many who knew longtime educator Lonnie Moore, they knew him as the complete man.

CCSD meets Thursday

A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Churchill County Administration Office, 690 S. Maine St.

Letters: Voice of the Community

Some people opposed to Common Core see the standards as dumbing down American children. I believe the dumbing down started long ago and can be seen no more clearly today than in the capitols of states that accepted Common Core and the administrative offices of schools that did not protest.

Condition improves for Fallon man injured in furnace blast

A Fallon man injured during a furnace blast in his apartment Saturday night is making progress at a California burn unit, said his girlfriend on Tuesday.

Commissioners receive unique award

The County Commissioners held their first meeting for the month of December and were presented with an award that not many counties in Nevada hold.

Chuck Muth: Obamacare and ‘new Coke’ are twin failures

When it comes to colossal product launch flops, you’d be hard-pressed to top the epic fail of “new” Coke. People perfectly content with “the real thing” had no interest whatsoever in the product despite a massive marketing and public relations campaign.

Vonn top five in Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — Lindsey Vonn is back. The four-time World Cup champion skied confidently into the top five in the Lake Louise super G on Sunday, showing her strength and ability to mount a podium challenge for the first time since her return to the World Cup two days prior.

Ligety, Miller 1-2 in Birds of Prey giant slalom

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Ted Ligety and Bode Miller produced a one-two giant slalom finish for the U.S. Ski Team in difficult, snowy conditions Sunday to close the Audi Birds of Prey race week in Beaver Creek.

Subcommittee weighs online gambling

LAS VEGAS — Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online-gambling debate are cheering a congressional hearing on the state of online gambling.

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway named EPA champion

A Reno-area nonprofit group has been named an environmental champion by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Washoe County imposes burn ban

RENO — Bitter cold temperatures are trapping air pollution in the valleys of western Nevada, prompting Washoe County health officials to issue a ban on using fireplaces, wood or pellet stoves.

Monday, December 9

$1.8M OK’d in run-up to pot change

The Interim Finance Committee on Monday approved spending $1,878,795 to hire as many as seven full-time employees to implement the new medical marijuana law.

State employees’ Medicare back-tax funding approved

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Monday approved the final piece of the funding to pay off back Medicare taxes for the state’s judges and board and commission members.

Ken Beaton: Korean War Memorial among Carson City’s secrets

In a community where rumors run rampant, what is the best-kept secret? The Korean War Memorial in Riverview Park at the end of East Fifth Street. Be proud; Nevada’s first Korean War Memorial is in Carson City.

Randall “Eric” Johnson

Sep 14, 1970 - Randall “Eric” Johnson, “Tiny Dancer”, loving father and son, passed away in his home Tuesday Dec. 3 2013 of natural causes, after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

Lois Sylvia Gallina

Lois Sylvia Gallina, beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend of Carson City who passed away unexpectedly at Carson Tahoe Hospital on November 27, 2013.

Niners, Seattle expect rematch

SAN FRANCISCO — Offensive coordinator Greg Roman saved the special “G” play for Frank Gore to pull out at just the right time.

Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 7

Tax breaks bring returns, forum is told

In the past two fiscal years, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development has granted tax abatements totaling $112.74 million to a long list of companies.

Business licenses

The following business licenses were filed in Carson City in November. Absolute Landscaping Inc., 5291 S. Edmonds Drive, general business, Absolute Contracting Inc., owner, 775-883-2760.

Vineburg Machining projects growth spurt

Vineburg Machining Inc. recently moved to new and larger digs, has purchased top-flight equipment and projects that 20 percent output gains are in the offing. The closely held corporation, which has a Carson City address at 26 Stoke Drive in a Mound House industrial park, moved into a plant of nearly 19,000 square feet there, leaving behind a 12,500-square-foot facility a couple of blocks away on Brown Drive. The firm, founded by President and CEO Gerd Poppinga, has 32 employees along with the expensive milling equipment.

Regents OK student fee hike for UNR fitness center

RENO — Student fees are going up next year for undergraduates at the University of Nevada to help pay for construction of a new $46 million dollar fitness center for students, faculty and staff.

Friday, December 6

Revenue projections spot-on

Members of the state’s Economic Forum were told Friday that the revenue projections they made in May are basically spot-on with actual collections so far this biennium.

Death Notice: Lawrence Edward Lush

Lawrence Edward Lush, 75 of Carson City, Passed away on December 2, 2013. Autumn funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. 775-888-6800

Death Notice: Leslie Carol Cleveland

Leslie Carol Cleveland, 69 of Stagecoach, passed away on November 29, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements 775-888-6800

Norma Furnal (Sackett)

NORMA FURNAL (SACKETT), Carson City, NV/Auburn, NY, passed away peacefully on November 14th in Carson City, Nevada.

Elon ‘Lonnie’ Dillon Moore

Elon (Lonnie) Dillon Moore, 71, of Fallon peacefully passed away - surrounded by family - from complications following heart surgery on Wednesday December 4, 2013.

The Leggett Sisters

Its been 2 years for one and 1 year for the other Loosing you both was so hard But we’ve tried to be there for each other.Without you both here it has taught a hard lesson:To cherish what is precious, no ones perfect, and to make our time here together worth it.

Richard “Sugar” Lee Williams

Richard (Sugar) Lee Williams Sr., 77, of Austin Nevada, passed away on November 29, 2013. Sugar was born in Austin on April 25th, 1936. He graduated from Austin High School in 1954. Sugar was married to Susan Strickland on June 8, 1963. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Sugar is survived by his wife Susan, son Richard Williams Jr., daughter

Ex-Assemblywoman Freeman dies from stroke complications

RENO — Former Assemblywoman Vivian Freeman, who championed the causes of women and children, conservation and education, has died at 86.

Reid: GOP forced changes

Sen. Harry Reid said Republican obstruction forced him to alter rules governing filibusters that were blocking approval of almost all of President Barack Obama’s appointees to the courts and executive branch posts, killing them.

Thursday, December 5

Prep Roundup: Carson girls fall to Spring Creek

RENO — Carson High’s girls basketball team opened its season with a 50-49 loss to Spring Creek Thursday in the first round of the High Sierra Winter Challenge at Reno High School.

Joyner sparks Dayton

DAYTON — Jon Joyner gave Dayton High instant offense off the bench in the first half, and the Dust Devils used that to break open a tight game and drill Rite of Passage, 72-51, Thursday night at the Sutro Classic.

Friday Fodder: Spreading blame for Pack’s 4-8 season

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Do not blame Brian Polian for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team’s 4-8 season. Blame the Wolf Pack athletic department which labored for about five or six minutes in its coaching search before selecting him as Chris Ault’s successor.

UNR awards degrees at Winter Commencement

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Winter Commencement occurred Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.


How do art, science, and politics mix together to guide human evolution? The newest exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art offers some insight.

December: Write a business plan month

December is National Write a Business Plan Month — so designated to encourage unhappy employees to become their own satisfied bosses. Whether your goal is to own your own business, become a consultant, a speaker or an author, you’ll need to start with a business plan.

More frigidweatherexpected

More snow and a second blast of Arctic air will greet the valley sometime overnight, and the cold weather will linger in the area until mid next week, reports the National Weather Service’s Reno office.

Christmas wishes for our CAPS friends

My mother truly taught me manners, and I’m a fan of Miss Manners, so I do know it’s not good manners to ask for gifts. In this case, however, I’m asking for others: our shelter guests who are waiting for their forever homes. I heard through the grapevine that our guests have some fairly specific items on their Christmas wish lists.


One of the prettiest weddings ever witnessed in Fallon was solemnized Monday evening , December 1st when Miss Marjorie Fraser Cole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Cole, became the bride of Dr. Edgar Downing of Oakland. Miss Cole was a beautiful bride, her gown and flowers serving to accentuate the natural beauty and charm with which she is so bountifully endowed. At eight o’clock, Dr. and Mrs. Downing departed for Hazen by auto, then took train No. 3 to San Francisco, where they departed on the steamship Sierra, for Honolulu. Here they will spend two weeks’ honeymoon, going thence to Hilo, on the island of Hawaii, staying for a year.

Taxable sales plummet in Churchill County

September’s state taxable sales were up 9 percent over the same month last year, just topping the $4 billion mark.

Join us at our holiday open house and Art Bar

The Arts Council’s annual Holiday Open House and Art Bar is tonight from 5-9 p.m. at the Art Center.

Fallon police among the nation’s best

After a two-year process of assembling material, rewriting guidelines and submitting them to an exhaustive review from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the Fallon Police Department can say it’s among the top 1 percent of law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Book chronicles the battleship USS Nevada

Carrier-based bombers and fighters of the Imperial Japanese Navy had no difficulty finding their targets on Hawaii that terrible morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

Fallon students achieve a milestone in their education

When 24 local students in Western Nevada College’s adult literacy and language program passed their GED recently, program coordinator Angela Andrade-Holt quickly learned how much the honor meant to them.

Fallon’s longtime Christmas tradition

A long-standing tradition that brings the community together focuses on the annual Christmas Tree lighting.


OPEN HOUSE: Residents of Fallon are invited to tour City Hall and The Douglass House on Dec. 6 from 4-7 p.m. Come meet your elected city officials and department heads who serve the community and provide city services.

Fallon examines projects Development Block Grant

City Council members met for their first regularly scheduled meeting of December on Tuesday to discuss and approve several items.

Total Fitness closing its doors

For 13 years, Total Fitness Athletic Club has been one of Fallon’s staples for fitness.

Playoff berths up for grabs in NFL

The NFL season is about to kick it up another notch this weekend as many teams are within striking distance of a playoff berth with only four games to go.

Dahl returns, Mauga out for season

For the first time in a more than a month, ex-Greenwave and Wolf Pack offensive lineman Harvey Dahl was back on the football field after suffering a knee injury against Seattle on Oct. 28. In the Rams’ close loss to the league-leading Seahawks, Dahl sprained his MCL during the second half.

Pine Nuts: Was Mark Twain a racist?

The Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in Phoenix is a glass behemoth designed by a Boston architect that is hellishly hot in the summer and cold as an untipped blackjack dealer’s stare in the winter.

Sandoval’s cabinet hits road for business visits

Gov. Brian Sandoval is joining members of his cabinet on the road to visit businesses in Las Vegas, Reno and Sparks as part of what he’s calling Cabinet Business Visit Day.

No license for casino executive

LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling regulators have blocked a former Golden Nugget and Wynn Resorts Ltd. executive from taking the first step toward a gaming license.

Death Notice: Adalane “Jackie” Sanders

Adalane “Jackie” Sanders, 85, passed away November 17, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Wednesday, December 4

Live entertainment

Tom Miller will host an open-mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Plan: b Microlounge, 318 N. Carson St.

Capital City Community Band hosting concert Sunday

The Capital City Community Band will present a free holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center. The concert will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Dayton Intermediate School, 315 Dayton Valley Road.

Carson Valley Sinfonia to present fall concert

The Carson Valley Sinfonia will present its fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Carson grapplers top Fallon, Reno

RENO — The Paul Carter era at Carson High got off to a successful start, as the Senators knocked off Fallon, 54-18, and Reno, 45-26, Wednesday night at Reno High School.

Death Notice: Ronald L. Hummer

Ronald L. Hummer Sr 85, passed away November 25, 2013 in Topaz Ranch Estates. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home. 775-882-2644

Death Notice: Michael W. Morgan

Michael W. Morgan, 56, passed away November 27, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Death Notice: Donna Jean McElroy

Donna Jean McElroy, 72 of Dayton, passed away on November 28, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. 775-888-6800

Joseph Leon Thibaut

Joseph Leon Thibaut, passed away November 25th, 2013 unexpectedly in his home in Fallon.The Gardens Funeral Home will be carrying out Joe’s final wishes

Death Notice: Elizabeth Marie Bristow

Elizabeth Marie Bristow, 53 of Carson City, Passed away on December 1, 2013 Autumn Funerals and Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. 775-888-6800

Death Notice: Randall “Eric” Johnson

Randall “Eric “ Johnson, 43 of Carson City, passed away on December 3, 2013.Autumn Funerals & Cremations is Trusted With the arrangements. 775-888-6800

Feds: Nevada can delay high-stakes teacher eval plan

LAS VEGAS — Nevada will get an extra year before it must start using the results of teacher and principal evaluations to make personnel decisions, the U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: TUESDAY A 30-year-old Carson City man was jailed on charges including driving under the influence at 1:52 a.m.


OPEN HOUSE: Residents of Fallon are invited to tour City Hall and The Douglass House on Dec. 6 from 4-7 p.m. Come meet your elected city officials and department heads who serve the community and provide city services.

Nevada fails in watchdog report of judge disclosures

LAS VEGAS — A state Supreme Court spokesman is calling the grade that a watchdog group gave Nevada in a nationwide survey of judicial financial disclosures “unfortunate” and “misleading.”

24,000 names dropped from Nev. active voter rolls

More than 24,000 names were cleared off Nevada’s active voter list in November as part of a routine voter roll clean-up.

Polian, Pack look to fill cupboard

The dismal season is finally over. After failing to qualify for a bowl game for the first time since 2004, Nevada football coach Brian Polian has his work cut out.

Tuesday, December 3

Hopeful Examiners approve funding for drones program

Nevada will know by the end of this month whether it is one of six states designated to test the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program.

Basketball tournaments on tap this week

The first week of December means one thing — basketball tournaments. Carson and Dayton’s boys and girls basketball teams are all playing in preseason tournaments starting Thursday afternoon.

Funding approved to buy 1,700 state computers

State workers who have been nursing that now ancient computer for years should soon start seeing modern replacements show up on their desks.

Polian: Pack didn’t live up to expectations

RENO — Brian Polian admits that there wasn’t a lot of positives to come out of his first season as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s head football coach.

Pumpkin recipes for an extended fall season

This was a great year for pumpkins in Virginia City. I grew the little sugar pie pumpkins like the one pictured, and this year I was able to harvest almost a dozen before the deer came from Washoe Valley and had a feast with everything in the garden. Last year they even ate the green pumpkins on the vine. I love fresh pumpkin for all of the wonderful traditional holiday recipes. Sugar pie pumpkins are the ones not used for Jack-o’-lanterns, but grown especially for cooking. Try replacing butternut or acorn squash with pumpkin in any recipe featuring the winter squash.

Peacock named second-team all-conference

Josh Peacock capped off a four-year career at Hiram College by being named second-team all North Coast Athletic Conference by the league coaches.

Hearing opens for Vegas-area judge in dating claim

LAS VEGAS — A lawyer characterized a Clark County Family Court judge as fighting for his professional life before a state panel considering whether the judge mishandled a romantic relationship with a female prosecutor.

DFA plant scheduled to open next spring

The Fallon business community recently learned the new Dairy Farmers of America dry milk plant should be operational in either March or April.

Silver State repays $600 million in debt

Using money generated by selling bonds, the state has now paid off its $600 million unemployment insurance debt to the federal government.


Army Pvt. Christopher J. Pritchard has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Aging in place, staying at home

Most people prefer to stay in their home or apartment for as long as possible. The best way to make this a reality is to plan ahead of time to make the amenities in your home as safe and accessible as possible.

Outreach program schedules Silver Springs visit on Tuesday

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Veterans Outreach “ROVER” Program will visit Silver Springs veterans, and family members will be able to meet with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for but unaware of.

Football betting boosts area’s casino winnings

Statewide gaming win decreased nearly 2.6 percent in October as casinos raked in $954.3 million.

Give children the gift of a good night’s sleep

When your children have trouble sleeping at night it can be just as tiring for you as for your little ones. And no matter what the source of the issue is, a full night’s sleep is important for everybody’s physical and mental health.

Fallon Lions Club conducts free vision screening

The Fallon Lions Club recently conducted a free vision screening, the first in several years.

BYU rallies past Nevada

Brian Polian summed up the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 28-23 season-ending loss to the BYU Cougars Saturday afternoon at Mackay Stadium in one succinct sentence.

Pin to win

For years in the old 4A, the Greenwave wrestling program was one of the best in the region and contended nearly every season in being the Silver State’s top dog.

Nevada medical aviation unit speeds trauma patients off the battlefield

Editor’s note: This unit now serving in Afghanistan includes guardsmen from the Fernley and Fallon area.

LVN Editorial: Transparency needed for selection of new WNC president

Sometime next year, a committee will make its recommendation for a new Western Nevada College president to Chancellor Dan Klaich and then to the Board of Regents.

Scholz named to 1-A all-state volleyball team

Senior volleyball player Mary Scholz was tabbed to the Division I-A second team after she led the Lady Wave in kills this season. She was also named to the first-team All-North as a utility player, while teammate Ali Tedford was named to the All-North second team. Megan McCormick was named to the honorable mention team.

Nevada News Briefs

RENO — Nevada’s agricultural community would probably be a lot more thankful this holiday season if Congress would pass a new Farm Bill. Zach Allen, communications director, Nevada Farm Bureau Federation, said farmers throughout the state are feeling a great sense of uncertainty. He said no Farm Bill means crop insurance and other government programs are in jeopardy, causing economic doubts for farmers - and for banks that lend them money. The Farm Bill delay is also delaying insurance payments for crops lost to this year’s drought, he said.

Fallon businesses report good sales numbers

Fallon had a successful holiday shopping season as well as the rest of the country with high numbers and success that leaves hope the Christmas season will be just as great.

Commissioners meet Thursday to hear financial report

The first County Commission meeting of December will be conducted Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Tips on how to hone your feminine intuition

“You’ve come a long way, baby,” wasn’t just an ad for Virginia Slims cigarettes during the late 1960s — it was also a dubious signifier for the gains women had made in society.

Deadline nears for WishingTree toys

The deadline for submitting toys to the Wishing Tree program is one week from today.

State worker benefits restored

Using reserves built up by lower-than-expected demand for medical services, the Public Employee Benefits Program board voted last week to restore some benefits to state workers.


Twin girls, Kira Marie Lewis and Kyra Leigh Lewis to Feleicia Gordon and Walter Lewis weighing 6 pounds and measuring 19 inches, and 4 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 17 ½ inches

Calif. man gets prison for stabbing

An 18-year-old California man was sentenced to prison Tuesday in District Court after a stabbing incident.

Chuck Muth: No-new-taxes movement may get some help

While it will again be impossible for the GOP to gain a Republican majority in the state Assembly next year, the developing conservative uprising in Nevada — what I’ve been referring to as “Conservageddon” — could well result in a new (and desperately needed) conservative majority in the Republican Assembly caucus.

OJ Simpson files appeal notice to Nev. high court

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson’s lawyers are taking the imprisoned football star’s case back to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Woman arrested in Gardnerville slaying

A 29-year-old Gardnerville woman is being held on suspicion of murder after a shooting on Toler Lane, the second fatal Carson Valley shooting in 11 days.

Obituary: Minnie Lou Sickler

Minnie Lou Sickler, 74, passed away November 25, 2013, in Carson City, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements. 775-882-4965

Obituary: Bea Hudgel

Bea Hudgel of Carson City, 87, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend passed on to her heavenly father November 20, 2013.

Obituary: Thomas ‘Tom’ Michael Yturbide

Thomas “Tom” Michael Yturbide passed away November 14, 2013, just weeks before his 78th birthday, with his wife by his side. A first generation Spanish Basque American, Tom was born December 2, 1935 at a mid-wife’s home near Livermore, California. At age 4, Tom’s family moved to the Fly Ranch in Gerlach, Nevada where his love and passion for everything outdoors took root. Schooled early in raising sheep and living off the land, Tom learned the value of hard work, a Dutch oven, and a swimming hole at the end of the day. A cowboy at heart, Tom loved exploring hard to get to places and hunting with family and friends. For Tom, there was always something new just one ridgeline away.

Obituary: Ernst Saylor Beeghly

Ernst (Ernie) Beeghly passed away Tuesday, November 26th surrounded by family. He was born in Fallon on January 24, 1933 to Sam and Daisy Beeghly. Ernie attended Churchill County Schools. He graduated from Churchill County High School in 1951. He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Morgan. Together they raised four daughters, Pam, Gwen, Diana, and Angie.

Monday, December 2

Obituary: Alice Evans Powell

Alice was born to the late George and Elma Evans, June 4, 1936, in Palo Alto, Ca. Alice graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1954.

Obituary: Eunice Garrett

Eunice Garrett, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and resident of Carson City for 46 years passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, November 19.

Obituary: Ellwood Rejester Sylvester “Sully”

Another member of the Greatest Generation has passed. With his son Mike and daughter-in-law Carol at his side he quietly slipped away.Sully was born in Oroville, CA to Harrison James Sylvester and Vivian Frances (Perry) Sylvester.

Death Notice: Ina Irene Kugler

Ina Irene Kughler, 84 of Carson City, passed away on November 21, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is in trusted with the arrangements. 888-6800.

Obituary: Diane Marcia Lowery

Diane Marcia Lowery, life-long resident of Fallon passed away at her residence on November 21, 2013, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.

Death Notice: Susan Diane Bunch

Susan Diane Bunch, 60 of Carson City, Passed away on November 25, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. 775-888-6800

Death Notice: Thomas N. Tenbrook

Thomas N. Tenbrook, 74, passed away November 25, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Death Notice: Joaquin P. Valdez

Joaquin P Valdez, 83, passed away November 23, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial

Death Notice: Lois Margarite Revell

Lois Margarite Revell, 85 of Carson City, passed away on November 21,2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. 888-6800

Obituary: Shirley Anne Spear

Shirley Anne Spear, 70, passed away November 17, 2013. Shirley was born July 24, 1943 in San Mateo, CA to Russell and Frances Bryant. Shirley grew up in

Obituary: William “Bill” Luther Rishel

On November 21, 2013, at his residence in Carson City, Bill’s loving spirit passed from his earthly home through the door welcoming him to his new heavenly home.

Outside consulting sees sharp decline

State agencies in Nevada are cutting back significantly on the practice of hiring former and current state employees as consultants since the 2011 Legislature wrote new rules cracking down on the often higher-priced outside work.

Death Notice: Adalane “Jackie” Sanders

Age 85, passed away November 17, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Thelma W. Hearold

Age 89 of Gardnerville passed away on November 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals and Cremation is trusted with the arrangements. 888-6800.

Earl Craig Ferguson

Age 62 of Carson City passed away on November 20, 2013. Autumn Funerals and Cremation is trusted with the arrangements. 888-6800.

Death Notice: Calvin Verl Wilkinson

Age 90 of Carson City passed away on November 19, 2013. Autumn Funerals and Cremation is trusted with the arrangements. 888-6800.

Obituary: Jan Rispin

Jan Rispin, 80 of Carson City, passed away at home November 22, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. Born July 13, 1933 to Elvus King and Gladys Lutz in Petaluma, CA, Jan moved to Carson City in 1948 where she attended and graduated from Carson High School.

Obituary: Kenny R. Frew

Kenny R. Frew, 43, passed away on November 4, 2013. He was born on May 5, 1970 in Ogden, Utah, the son of Ken and Bonnie Monson Frew.

Obituary Aina Britta Thomas

Aina Britta (Oberg) Thomas passed over on November 25, 2013 in Gardnerville, NV. She will be deeply missed.