Stories for July 2013


Wednesday, July 31

Barnes is fighting to keep his tour card

RENO – Ricky Barnes spent the better part of 90 minutes working on his chipping Tuesday afternoon at Montreux Golf & Country Club.

Elite field ready for major tuneup at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio — In the dark, head-to-head, 11 shots clear of the pack, from rooftops and in every other conceivable way, Tiger Woods has dominated at Firestone Country Club.

Franklin makes it 3 for 3 at swimming worlds

BARCELONA, Spain — Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium to collect a prize she really wanted.

Bautista’s late double lifts Blue Jays past A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — R.A. Dickey still believes the Toronto Blue Jays can make something of this season, even sitting in last place in the difficult AL East. They won Wednesday despite four errors.

Pro Bowl rosters to be determined by draft

NEW YORK — The NFL Pro Bowl rosters for next year will be selected in a draft by team captains, with Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice assisting as alumni captains.

Lifetime ban on table for A-Rod

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport’s latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Gaudin, Pill lead Giants to 9-2 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — When Chad Gaudin gets a hit, the rest of the San Francisco Giants have to join along.

Obituary: Anne Marie Jones

May 20, 1944 - July 23, 2013 Anne was born in Albany, Calif. and grew up in the Bishop-Lone Pine area. She moved to Carson City in 1971 where she held various jobs ranging from waitress to corrections officer in all three prisons. Anne retired as a Deputy Sheriff for Carson City Sheriff’s Dept. in December of 1999.

Obituary: Rozina “Rose” Nelson

Jan. 17, 1929 - July 28, 2013 Rozina “Rose” Nelson, 84, of Rochester, MN. passed away Sunday July 28th 2013, while in Dayton Nevada.

Obituary: Gail Lynn White

Dec. 3, 1957 - July 10, 2013 Gail Lynn White, 55 years old, passed away at her home on July 10, 2013. Gail was a loving mother to both of her daughters. Gail volunteered with the Special Olympics of Northern Nevada and she also did a lot with the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Gail worked for the Division of Environmental Protection for eight years.

FYC to host golf tournament Aug. 17

The Fallon Youth Club is hosting a golf tournament Aug. 17 at the Fallon Golf Course.

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.

Tuesday, July 30

Labor commissioner clarifies overtime rule

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.

Flynn solidifying role as Raiders QB

NAPA, Calif. — Matt Flynn is solidifying his role as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders one year after losing that same job in training camp in Seattle.

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.

49ers’ experienced O-line ready for new challenge

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In unison, offensive linemen Alex Boone, Joe Staley and Adam Snyder stood up from their post-practice ice baths and headed for the locker room to prepare for afternoon meetings.

Community WildCats roll to third tournament crown

The Nevada WildCats U-18 softball squad won its third tournament of the year last weekend at Incline Village. The locals went 7-0 in the two-day event.

Northern Nevada Development Authority’s 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. Today, the virtue has become even more virtuous, setting a model for other economic development agencies that seek to create new jobs in communities in Nevada and elsewhere in the nation.

9th Circuit Court rejects using water for waterfowl

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

Obituary: Daniel Schultz

Aug. 5, 1943 - June 23, 2013 A Celebration of Life for Dan Schultz will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11 a. m. at The Gardens Funeral Home, 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, NV 89406 (775) 423-8928.

Obituary: Mary Margaret Belton

Mary Margaret Belton, 64, of Battle Mountain, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 after more than a year long battle with cancer. She was born August 10, 1948 to Ruby and Frank Adams of Fallon and was an only child as a result of her older siblings having passed prior to her birth. She married Charles Belton on November 29, 1969.

Obituary: Wayne Wilfred Cline

Aug. 23, 1931 - July 26, 2013 Wayne Wilfred Cline, long time Fallon resident, passed away on July 26, 2013 at Churchill Banner Hospital after a short illness. Wayne was born in Y

Obituary: Deann Dodson

April 7, 1945 - July 25, 2013 Deann passed away on July 25th at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City after her long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma.

Death Notice: Theresa Zorbas

Theresa Zorbas passed away July 29, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Obituary: John Thomas Kvam

John Thomas Kvam, born July 29, 1946 in San Pedro, California to Grace and Arthur Kvam, passed away peacefully at his home July 22, 2013.

Death Notice: Alice Evelyn Hale

Alice Evelyn Hale, age 83, passed away on July 26, 2013 in Fallon. Arrangements are with the Smith Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Fallon, (775) 423-2255.

State considers bonds to pay back jobless-fund borrowing

The fees Nevada’s employers may be assessed if the state issues bonds to pay off loans it took to pay unemployment benefits will be scrutinized at a public workshop being held by the Employment Security Division Wednesday in Carson City.

Big game tags still available

Hunters who did not draw a mule deer tag in Nevada’s recently completed second draw still have a chance to go hunting this fall. Results of the second draw were provided July 19, along with information on remaining tags. All remaining tags are on sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

CCHS athletes must complete paperwork

Churchill County High School athletes have been going through summer workouts. In several weeks, the fall sports season kicks off and athletes must complete several steps before they are allowed to official participate in school-sanctioned practices.

Paddling down that lazy river

On a lazy summer morning in July, a small group of canoeists paddled down the Carson River.

Reno-Tahoe Open is about more than golf

Chris Hoff, the new director of the Reno-Tahoe Open, summed it up perfectly.

Fallon grad braves ultra running

One-hundred miles of running can easily scare off many people before even thinking about lacing up the shoes and stepping out the door.

Pack Pavilion returns to RTO

For the third straight year, the University of Nevada will have a featured presence at the PGA Tour’s Reno-Tahoe Open this week.

Aces walk-off with series win

A fielding error by Tacoma Rainiers first baseman Jesus Montero with one out in the ninth allowed Chris Owings to score the winning run in a 7-6 walk-off Aces victory Monday afternoon in the series finale.

Obama — Korean War brought freedom, victory to 50 million

WASHINGTON — While the Korean War ended just about where it started, “that war was no tie,” President Barack Obama said on July 27. “Korea was a victory.”

Hales retained as CCSD Legal Counsel

Sharla Hales was retained as the Churchill County School District’s Legal Services Thursday night by trustees during their regularly scheduled July meeting.

Country Fair offers new look for this weekend

The name has been changed and new features have been added; however, the sixth annual Churchill Country Fair and Ranch Hand Rodeo returns Friday through Sunday with activities for young and old alike at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Cancer awareness cyclists roll into Fallon

They come from all over the country, highly motivated college-age kids with a desire to change the world. They apply, and if accepted, must raise a minimum of $4,500, yet most raise more. They commit to 70 days of cycling, many more than 100 miles a day to beat cancer.

Fallon all-stars struggle in Arizona

Fallon’s Babe Ruth all-star teams struggled in their regional tournament after winning state earlier in the month.

Wisconsin man nabs 60 days in jail for drugs

A 25-year-old Wisconsin man was sentenced Tuesday in District Court to 60 days in the Churchill County Jail for transporting more than 23 pounds of marijuana.

WNC golf tourney set for Sept. 27

Player sign-ups, event sponsorships and raffle prize donations are invited for the 15th annual Western Nevada College Golf Classic.

More West Nile Virus cases discovered in western Nevada

The Nevada Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease and Food Safety Laboratory has detected additional cases of West Nile Virus in Northern Nevada.

Uniforms changing looks

It was a television pawnshop story that caught my eye, bringing back a ton of memories. A man came in and spread out a World War II bomber jacket on the counter. On one side was a damaged but readable insignia. On the other side were sewn a large number of what looked to be bombs.

Breastfeeding tips when nursing in public

Sandy Clark, who breastfed her twins for 28 months, is a huge advocate of the health benefits, for both mom and baby, of breastfeeding.

If he had only had a gun

In the thousands of right-wing words I have read and heard regarding the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case, one point I haven’t heard anyone make is that it was too bad that Martin didn’t have a gun. Zimmerman had a loaded gun and killed an unarmed teenager. He is hailed as a hero by people such as Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera. What if Martin had been carrying a gun? What might have happened then?

Guard’s Cometa Complex Field Maintenance Shop opens

LAS VEGAS — Featuring wafting smoke, incense and ceremonial feathers, a Native American land blessing highlighted the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cometa Complex Field Maintenance Shop here on July 25.

Summer Beauty 101

Family Features) — Whether your summer plans include an exotic trip or simply enjoying sunny days with friends, it’s the perfect time to add a little fun into your beauty routine. Celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shares her expert tips to freshen up your look.

Commissioners to meet Thursday

Churchill County Commissioners will hold their first regularly scheduled meeting of August on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the county administration building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Country fair takes us back in time

A rebranding the name, adding attractions and expanding the Ranch Rodeo and bull riding accentuate this year’s Churchill Country Fair and Rodeo, which begins Friday at the fairgrounds.

LVN editor wins international award for editorial writing

Lahontan Valley News Editor and General Manager Steve Ranson was one of 12 editorial writers recognized at the recently held International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors Conference in Green Bay, Wis.

Helping men look and feel great

Sit less. The advice is so simple that it sounds silly: A recent study of 63,000 middle-aged men found those who sat four hours or less daily were much less likely to have a chronic condition (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure) than those who sat more. Men who sat at least six hours day? They had greater risk for diabetes. If you have a desk job, make the effort to move more — pace while you’re on the phone, or walk to the farthest deli to buy lunch.

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. Hof, whose Bunny Ranch was made famous by the long-running HBO series “Cathouse,” paid $2 million for the two properties in an all-cash deal.

Aces walk-off with series win

A fielding error by Tacoma Rainiers first baseman Jesus Montero with one out in the ninth allowed Chris Owings to score the winning run in a 7-6 walk-off Aces victory Monday afternoon in the series finale.

Retailers expect less spending on back to school

Nevada households are expected to spend a combined $221 million on back-to-school supplies this year, down from about $245 million last year.

Chuck Muth: Potential Sandoval opponents could follow in Reagan’s footsteps

In a recent blog post, I wrote that conservatives in Nevada should put a slate of conservative GOP candidates together to challenge Gov. Brian Sandoval (R&R-Partners) and the establishment slate of moderate Republican candidates he’s assembling for the six constitutional offices next year. That elicited this overwrought email from a longtime Republican activist in Las Vegas …

Nevada contracting out for special license plates

RENO (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is outsourcing the making of the state’s 150th anniversary license plates to an Oregon company.

Monday, July 29

In Memory of Scott Douglas Henslee

May 8, 1981 - July 30, 2009 We miss you in so many ways. We miss the things you used to say,

Reno-Tahoe Open is about more than golf

Chris Hoff, the new director of the Reno-Tahoe Open, summed it up perfectly.

Former H&R Block manager sentenced to prison

Damon Charles Dubose, age 40 of North Hills, Calif., was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for using identities of his former tax preparation clients to file false returns and receive fraudulent income tax refunds. H&R Block reported “…we take this matter very seriously…involves a small number of clients…company is taking (action) …to correct the situation…”

Cowboy singer comes to Adele’s concert series Aug. 22

Mike Beck brings cowboy songs and the tradition of storytelling through music to Café at Adele’s Thursday, Aug. 22, as the Summer Concert Series on the Veranda continues.

Sheriff’s blotter

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

Record-breaking kokanee hooked in Tahoe

For several excruciating seconds the monster kokanee salmon thrashed about behind the boat.

Saturday, July 27

Triple Seven Treasures opening is ‘Greene’

Triple Seven Treasures, a Carson City store offering vintage and collectible items, plans a grand opening in early August featuring Lorne Greene memorabilia for display only. The Aug. 2-5 opening event will include Greene’s Colt 45 revolver from his days acting as patriarch of the Cartwright clan on the “Bonanza” television show, plus Greene’s awards, jewelry, pictures, signed books and more; however, they won’t be among the inventory for sale.

Death Notice: Gary William Lundergreen

Gary William Lundergreen, 78 of Stateline, passed away July 22, 2013 at his home. FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home is caring for arrangements, (775) 782-1999.

DeBug Computer moves to new office

DeBug Computer has moved in Carson City and is upgrading operations in the new location at 591 S. Saliman Road, forsaking smaller offices at the former V&T train depot. “DeBug’s old office in the old V&T train depot was only 634 square feet and, after 10 years of occupancy, DeBug has moved into a larger office,” the firm said in a news release.

Obituary: Margaret Ann Sanborn

Margaret Ann Sanborn, 81, passed away July 17, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Margaret was born March 23, 1932 in Superior, WI to Theodore and Margaret Gunderson. Margaret married Walter “Russ” Sanborn in 1953. She left Superior to accompany her husband when he went into the Air Force on active duty in 1955.

Obituary: John H. Drayer

John H. Drayer, age 71, passed away on July 17, 2013. John retired from the State of Nevada, Department of Motor Vehicles and had lived in Corona, CA for the past 20 years.

State still working on insurance exchange

Nevada’s health insurance exchange won’t have all the bells and whistles initially hoped for when it launches Oct. 1.

Carson City girl first runner-up in pageant

JiaBella Williams of Carson City placed first runner-up in the junior pre-teen division of the National American Miss pageant held July 14 in Las Vegas. Williams, 8, placed first in the talent competition, miss personality and miss spirit portions of the event.

Call center, distribution location coming to Dayton

WEBstaurant Store Inc., an online seller of restaurant equipment and supplies based in Lancaster, Pa., is hoping to expand its sales in the West with a new distribution and call center in Dayton. “We do a fair amount of business on the West Coast, and we think we can grow it by shrinking transit time from four days to one and to cut shipping costs,” says Dave Groff, president of the nine-year-old merchant.

Industrial-filtration manufacturer to move manufacturing to Minden

New Logic Research Inc., an Emeryville, Calif., maker of industrial filtration systems, is moving its manufacturing operations to Douglas County. The company has made an offer on a 60,000-square foot building near the Minden-Tahoe Airport with the goal of starting up operations before the end of the year. The facility would initially employ about 21 people, about half of whom would be new hires in the area, and is expected to employ as many as 60 people within five years, according to Greg Johnson, New Logic Research president.

Birth announcements

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: To Christina and David White of Reno, a daughter, Kennedy Rose White, born July 13, 2013, weighing 6 pounds.

Education achievements: Andersen honored for agricultural merit

Andersen honored for agricultural merit The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation awarded Rachel Andersen of Carson City the 2013 Dave Fulstone II scholarship for her merit in the classroom and her dedication to agriculture.

Business briefly: Head joins Valley Realty and Management

Head joins Valley Realty and Management Valley Realty and Management welcomed Jill Head as their newest Realtor on staff. Head was born and raised in Southern Oregon. She relocated to Carson City in 2005 and with her husband opened the only Dutch Bros. coffee franchise in Nevada.

State Farm targets NV Energy over claims from Reno wildfire

RENO (AP) — State Farm Insurance plans to seek action against NV Energy for claims stemming from a November 2011 wildfire in Reno sparked by arcing power lines.

Online poker company Ultimate Gaming gets final OK

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation’s first online poker company has won final approval from Nevada regulators.

Schierholtz’s homer in 9th lifts Cubs over Giants, 1-0

SAN FRANCISCO — Nate Schierholtz homered off former teammate Sergio Romo with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

Record-breaking kokanee hooked in Lake Tahoe

For several excruciating seconds, the monster kokanee salmon thrashed about behind the boat.

Woodson back in familiar environment with Raiders

NAPA, Calif. — Charles Woodson is back on the familiar practice fields in Napa once again wearing the No. 24 Oakland Raiders jersey he had for his first eight NFL seasons.

Asomugha is feeling at home with Niners

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A fresh start in a familiar place is bringing out the best in Nnamdi Asomugha.

Norris hits 2-run HR in A’s 3-1 win over Angels

OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris asks for pinch hitting advice from Oakland hitting coach Chili Davis and other veterans who have played in the NL.

Tahoe celebrity golf tournament was a fun event

I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience covering the celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe last week.

Former Methodist ministers in Nevada back same-sex unions

RENO (AP) — Five retired United Methodist ministers are taking a stand against their church’s rules regarding same-sex unions.

Friday, July 26

Racing heats up as temperatures soar at Fernley

Both the weather and the racing were hot at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway last Saturday night. Despite the triple-digit temperatures, the track came in beautifully and the racers loved it.

State sets up waste hotline

As mandated by the 2013 Legislature, the state of Nevada has now set up a telephone hotline to report fraud, waste and abuse of state and federal funds.

May taxable sales up 6 percent but only 1.5 percent in Carson

Statewide taxable sales were up 6.1 percent in May to a total of more than $3.9 billion but Carson City didn’t share in the growth, reporting an increase of just 1.5 percent.

State officials set to roll out health plans

State officials building the program designed to provide health benefits to all Nevadans say four major providers have submitted plans to the Silver State Health Exchange providing full coverage across Nevada.

Nevada to host 66th annual state governments meeting

The Nevada Legislature will host the 66th annual Council of State Governments West meeting next week at the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas.

Obituary: Lucinda Belle Smith

Born in Santa Cruz, CA, to Joe and Evelyn Scott, Lucinda grew up in Tulare, CA. She lived and raised a family in Bishop, CA for 41 years and spent her remaining years in Carson City, NV.

Death Notice: Joan O. Casinella

Joan O. Casinella, 76, passed away July 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Amedee “Frenchy” Minaberry

Amedee “Frenchy” Minaberry, 79, passed away July 8, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (75) 782-1999.

Death Notice: John T. Kvam

John T. Kvam, 66, a Carson City resident, passed away July 22, 2013 at his home. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is caring for arrangements.

Death Notice: Jack D. Rubin

Jack D. Rubin, 81, passed away in Carson City, Nevada on July 19, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Paul Sigmond Riggs

Dec. 7, 1935 - July 21, 2013 Paul Sigmond Riggs was born in Raleigh, NC. on December 7, 1935 and passed away in Carson City on July 21, 2013.

Reid compares Hillary favorably to Obama

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he thinks Hillary Clinton could “handle things probably even better” than President Barack Obama.

State won’t appeal demerit of psych hospital

LAS VEGAS — State officials decided not to appeal an independent accrediting agency’s low marks of a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital and instead plan to wait for the organization to take an entirely fresh look at the much-scrutinized facility.

Thursday, July 25

Weapons campus planned at center

Executives at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center are taking steps to lure more weapons manufacturers to the large industrial park east of Reno. Kris Thompson, transaction coordinator for Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, says plans are in the works to develop a weapons-manufacturing campus on several hundred acres near U.S. Ordnance’s 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on West Sydney Drive. TRIC also is developing a live-fire range near the site that would be a crucial recruitment tool for weapons makers, Thompson says.

Media shows no respect for Pack football

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack football team didn’t receive a whole lot of respect this week from the media at the Mountain West’s two-day media event in Las Vegas. The Pack was picked to finish fourth in the West Division.

Coral LLC growth means move into building on Bighorn Drive

Coral LLC, a manufacturer of coral mineral products for the agriculture, water and health supplement fields, is moving into a Carson City building it purchased recently. Alberto Galdamez, Coral sales director, said the firm bought the building at 5576 Bighorn Drive and was moving the company headquarters into it this week from rented space it had in Mound House the past five years. The structure purchased is 7,000 to 7,500 square feet.

Kaepernick strives to get 49ers back to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick’s every move is scrutinized now that he has reached rock-star status as a third-year quarterback with the NFL’s top-selling jersey.

Ball to benefit historic Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City

A Multi-Dance Ball to raise money for the historic Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City will not only showcase an array of dances, it will allow audience members to kick up their heels as well.

List of candidates for state superintendent down to 3

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Board of Education eliminated one candidate on Thursday for state education superintendent, opting to consider three people familiar to Nevadans over a contender from Massachusetts.

Arms companies: A growth sector

Nevada’s reputation as a pro-gun state — and California’s hardline stance against assault weapons — is attracting new weapons and ammunition manufacturers to the state.

TRIC plans for weapons campus

Executives at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center are making steps to lure more weapons manufacturers to the large industrial park east of Reno.

A graphic economic illustration

It has finally happened. The chickens have come home to roost. Actions of the past now have consequences. They reaped what they sowed. I am out of clichés.

Books for the dog days of summer

Nick Tosches’ latest novel, “Me and the Devil” (Little Brown) hooks you from the opening paragraph: “The past is a very bad place. It is not good to go there. Not like this. Take a deep breath.” And off we go in this exploration of how somewhere along the line things went wrong.

Suggestions for setting, pursuing your financial goals

You can get lucky by finding a parking meter with time left on it. You can “luck out” by having nice weather on your vacation. You can even be lucky at love. But when it comes to financial matters, you’re better off not counting on Lady Luck — and focusing instead on setting and pursuing goals.

Will your beneficiaries beat the odds?

Two-thirds of baby boomers will inherit a total $7.6 trillion in their lifetimes, according to the Boston College Center for Retirement Research — that’s $1.7 trillion more than China’s 2012 GDP.

Wells Fargo launches Hands on Banking for the military

Wells Fargo & Company announced today that it has launched Hands on Banking for Military to address the financial literacy challenges facing military members, veterans and their families.

The fascinating ghost town of Rhyolite

There’s something compelling about the ghost town of Rhyolite. It’s a place that seems to speak to many different people.

Well, who doesn’t love mutts

Another pet celebration day will be held on Wednesday: Mutt’s Day! We at CAPS are particularly fond of mutts, perhaps because we become friends with so many of them at the shelter. Though a pure-bred dog will come and stay for a while, mutts make up the majority of our canine guests.


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

MLB must ban cheaters for life

Major League Baseball needs to send a strong, black-and-white message to all those cheaters.

Wolf Pack football gets no respect

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack football team didn’t receive a whole lot of respect this week from the media at the Mountain West’s two-day media event in Las Vegas. The Pack was picked to finish fourth in the West Division. Boise State was picked to win the Mountain Division and Fresno State the West Division. Two teams that weren’t even in the league last year were picked ahead of the Pack: Utah State was picked second in the Mountain and San Jose State was picked third in the West. Just one Wolf Pack player — defensive linemen Brock Hekking — was named to the pre-season all-league teams. Maybe the Wolf Pack talent cupboard isn’t as well stocked as former coach Chris Ault said it was back in late December.

Churchill’s jobless rate up a bit in June

Even though Nevada added jobs and new claims for unemployment benefits went down in June, the jobless rate increased.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

BLM seeks input on quarry pit project east of Fallon

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office has made available an Environmental Assessment on a proposal from Neva-Rite, LLC to develop, process, and reclaim a quarry pit operation in Churchill County, about 15 miles east of Fallon.

Determination leads Cordes to the top

Intensity and motivation carried Cady Cordes to become one of Northern Nevada’s best all-around athletes.

Fulk named BCCH new service excellence program coordinator

Banner Churchill Community Hospital announces that Amiee Fulk has been named the hospital’s new service excellence program coordinator.

ROCCC meeting slated for Monday

The impact of budget issues and future leadership for the Western Nevada College Fallon Campus will be key topics Monday when the next Restore Our College Campus Committee (ROCCC) meeting is held at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 55 W. Williams Ave.

WNC softball’s 2014 recruiting class adds versatility, creates depth

Western Nevada College softball coach Leah Wentworth is seeing both depth and versatility in her 2014 recruiting class. Among the 11 players who have signed letters of intent, seven can play multiple positions. And for the second straight season, Wentworth will welcome seven players with ties to Nevada.

Annual Churchill Country Fair kicks off in 1 week

The Churchill Country Fair is just around the corner as the annual event kicks off one week from today at the fairgrounds.

Construction days for schools

Even though it’s summertime for the Churchill County School District, there is no vacation time these days for Brian Byrd.

Fallon woman receives National Ag Advocate Award

Nevada Farm Bureau — Sonya Johnson of Fallon was awarded the National Ag Advocate Award on June 28 during the 2013 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.

Fallon all-star teams prepare for Regional

The Holy Grail of Babe Ruth baseball is one stop away for two Fallon all-star teams.

Burning Man gets four-year permit

Burning Man won a four-year term from the Bureau of Land Management, which issued a permit authorizing Black Rock City LLC to hold the event on the Black Rock Desert’s playa through 2016

Pine Nuts: frogs — our canaries in the mine

Everybody loves frogs. Who doesn’t lover Kermit? Mark Twain made his leap from journalism to literature on the back of a frog named, “Dan’l Webster.”

U.S. 50 carnage: When will it stop?

Carnage kills and maims all too often in the place where America’s loneliest road grows lonelier and deadlier in Lyon County and Carson City.

Interviews underway for 4 Nevada supe candidates

LAS VEGAS — Public interviews got underway Thursday for four semifinalists being considered for Nevada superintendent of public instruction.

Wednesday, July 24

California gun firms migrating to Nevada

Nevada’s reputation as a pro-gun state — and California’s hard-line stance against assault weapons — is attracting new weapons and ammunition manufacturers to the state. Perhaps the largest weapons maker in Northern Nevada, U.S. Ordnance, left the Sacramento Valley foothills two decades ago due to difficult state regulations for weapons manufacturing, its president says. Recent legislation passed in California also helped propel several smaller weapons firms, Sword International and Franklin Armory, to head east from their Northern California homes to set up shop in Northern Nevada.

Obituary: Mary Lou (Hovenden) Noel

Mary Lou Noel passed away peacefully Thursday, July 18, 2013 In Carson City, her home of over 50 years. A lifelong Nevadan, Mary Lou was born in Ely, Nevada April 18, 1925 To Dr. Ontie and Lillie Hovenden. She was raised in McGill Nevada in the shadow of the Ruby Mountains, and after finishing High School; she attended and graduated from University of Nevada-Reno in 1945.

In Memory of Harry Steinert

July 25, 1930 - July 29, 2013 Your Smile Though your smile is gone forever,

Live entertainment

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

Roy Rogers sliding into Carson next month

When the “real” Roy Rogers comes to Carson City, he’ll be ridin’ rhythm and blues rather than a horse called Trigger.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: WEDNESDAY • 12:16 a.m.: A 38-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested in the 3800 block of U.S. Highway 50 on a criminal-contempt warrant. Bail was set at $500.

Pershing begins initial phase of drilling

Pershing Gold Corp., a Colorado-based mining company, this week began the first phase of a 2013 drilling program at the Relief Canyon Mine in Nevada’s Pershing County. The purpose at the site in Northern Nevada, which is northeast of Carson City in the county directly north of Churchill County, is to explore and expand the gold and silver resource north of the North Pit, the firm said in a news release.

Gold Dust West to host free concert Saturday

Gold Dust West Casino and Hotel in Carson City plans a free outdoor concert Saturday night.

Sandoval wants to hasten mental health funding

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has called for special legislative action to speed up the mental health funding process after an accrediting agency gave a much-scrutinized Las Vegas psychiatric hospital a demerit.

WNC softball signs 11 players

Western Nevada College softball coach Leah Wentworth is seeing both depth and versatility in her recruiting class. Among the 11 players who have signed letters of intent, seven can play multiple positions. And for the second straight season, Wentworth will welcome seven players with ties to Nevada.

Marketing begins for Nev. health exchange

Hard work. Healthy children. Pride of providing. But — what if? Fear. Trepidation. Worry.

How to take care of your pets during hot summer days

Please take extra precautions for pet health and safety during our current heat wave. Leave pets at home instead of in a parked car, even if on short errands. With windows open and car in the shade, 85 degrees outside becomes 102 degrees inside within 10 minutes. In 30 minutes, the temperature climbs to 129 degrees from solar gain, residual engine heat, and pet panting. Brain damage can occur at 107 degrees and death can result at 120 degrees. If you see a stressed animal in a hot car, make an immediate 911 call to animal control, police or sheriff.

Heat greets Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runners

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In a sport as physically and mentally demanding as ultrarunning, record-breaking heat is no one’s friend.

Tuesday, July 23

Summer is the best time for a juicy burger

One of my family’s favorite meals is an old fashioned hamburger. As far back as I can remember, my parents always had burgers on Friday nights.

WildCats go 1-3 in tourney at Incline

The U-18 Nevada WildCats, who were playing shorthanded, compiled a 1-3 record at an ASA tourney at Incline Village last weekend.

Obituary: Amanda Faith Keeney

Aug. 24, 1984 - July 18, 2013 Matthew 11:28 & 30 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Obituary: Michelle Marie Stratton

May 30, 1970 - July 10, Michelle Marie Stratton was born on May 30, 1970, and went to be with our Lord on July 10, 2013. Michelle was a 32 year NV resident and has lived in Dayton, NV with her family since 2008.

Death Notice: Joan O. Casinella

Joan O. Casinella, 76, passed away July 23, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Robert E. Vickney Jr.

Bob Vickney passed away on July 14, 2013 in Rocklin, CA. Bob was born in Las Vegas and grew up in Carson City, Nevada. Graduated from Carson High School in 1981 moved to California to pursue his education and play football. He attended Merced College 1981-1983. Chico State College 1983- 1987 earned his bachelor of Art in Physical Education.

Death Notice: Shirley Marion Delosh

Shirley Marion Delosh, 84 of Carson City, passed away on July 20, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

New court date for Brooks in Calif. case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks was ordered Tuesday to more court proceedings after a Barstow police officer testified about a car chase and police confrontation in March.

Jury told casino shootout between motorcycle gangs was planned hit

RENO — Jurors weighing murder charges in a deadly Nevada casino shootout between rival motorcycle gangs got a preview Tuesday of surveillance video prosecutors say will show the gunman carried out an organized hit on one of the highest ranking Hells Angels in the country.

Liu earns medalist honors again at Martis Camp Club

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Jim Liu, 17, of Smithtown, N.Y., shot a 5-under-par 67 on Tuesday to earn medalist honors for the second consecutive year in the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at the par-72, 7,740-yard Martis Camp Club.

Nev. Supreme Court rejects Carson City teen’s appeal

The Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the appeal by a Carson City teen serving up to three years in prison for beating another man at a party in June 2012.

The willow tree

It was sometime in the spring of 1950. The boys’ father, Don, Sr. and I had purchased our first home in Roslyn, Pa. World War II was over, and after living in a terrible apartment in Philadelphia for far too long, we’d been able to buy that little bungalow.

Is it really that simple?

Trayvon Martin is dead because he was walking in George Zimmerman’s neighborhood. He did nothing wrong. His killer is now free. Seems simply wrong, doesn’t it? It’s not that simple, if you watched the trial. I did.

Caleb S. Cage: Councils will be a boon to veteran-service efforts

In a state Nevada’s size, an agency such as the Nevada Office of Veterans Services can always do more statewide coordination and outreach. We do this through our ROVER program, which travels to rural Nevada to provide veterans with advocacy and case management when they’re filing claims, through the Veterans Services Commission, through our offices statewide, and more. Soon, we will increase our activity at the local level through establishing Veteran Community Councils.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Thinking your way to better health

Our risk for chronic health problems drops considerably by making overall healthy food choices and being physically active. However, there is an obstacle that frequently gets in our way of making positive changes in this direction. It is our thoughts.

Fallonweathercools off

The Lahontan Valley should be receiving a respite from the punishing triple-digit weather that has baked most of Nevada since late last week.

Be kind to your feet this summer

It’s finally time to break out the sandals, but sometimes the combination of heat, sun and sweaty shoes can be tough on your toes. Here are four tips to help keep your feet healthy and looking good all summer:

ROCCC meeting set for Monday

The next Restore Our College Campus Committee (ROCCC) meeting is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 55 W. Williams Ave.

Dalton’s talent pushes him to the top

Strength, agility and a hard-nosed attitude lifted Dalton Johnson to become one of the Northern Division I-A’s best all-around athletes.

Trustees to consider Legal Services

A decision on the position of Legal Services is expected Thursday at 6:15 p.m. when the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees hold their second regularly scheduled July meeting at the district administration office, 690 S. Maine St.

Ex-VP Gore to return to Lake Tahoe Summit

Former Vice President Al Gore, the driving force behind the original Lake Tahoe Summit, will return for this year’s summit in August.


Although the results may not been known for several weeks or months, the implementation of furloughs for about 650,000 civilians working for the Department of Defense — including about a thousand employees in Northern Nevada — began 10 days ago and will last until the last full week of September.

Hanifan tabbed Commander Army Guard

A Fallon native who earned an engineering degree from the U.S. Military Academy in the 1980s has been named Nevada’s next Commander Army Guard and will assume his new position in a change of command on Sept. 7 in Reno.

Josh Mauga prepares for 4th year in NFL

Plagued by multiple injuries since playing for the Wolf Pack, the 2005 Fallon grad and former all-state linebacker is arguably facing the most challenging year of his short, three-year career in the NFL.

Hendrix third in breakaway roping

Rachel Hendrix capped off a successful four-year run with the Fallon Rodeo Club Saturday on the final night of the 65th annual National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo.

Restaurant staff defuses dangerous situation

Carson Sheriff Ken Furlong credits the cool headed staff of the Olive Garden restaurant and alert patrons with preventing a gun-wielding man from turning the situation into a potential mass shooting.

Chuck Muth: Philosophical drift pulls us to mushy middle

In 2008, it was the GOP establishment in Nevada that generally treated the Ron Paul people like lepers. But the lepers got organized and fought back, gaining operational control of the party in the 2012 election cycle. Now, after a very brief absence, the establishment is well on its way to regaining full power.

U.S. Highway 50 figures a jolt

Five-hundred people injured. Twenty-six fatalities. More than 330 injury accidents.

Monday, July 22

Obituary: Edwin (Ed) Elmer Walton, Sr.

Sep. 10, 1917 - July 17, 2013 Edwin (Ed) Elmer Walton, Sr. was born on September 10, 1917 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Charles and Lillian Walton. He graduated from high school in Green Bay and enlisted in the Army in 1943. He was assigned to an infantry regiment as a radio/communications lineman

Death Notice: Paul S. Riggs

Paul S. Riggs, 77, of Carson City, passed away July 21, 2013. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 882-2644.

Petterson headed to Big League World Series

Mike Petterson spends his days attending to the carpet and flooring needs of residents in and around Carson City. For the next eight days, the city of Easley, S.C., will roll out the red carpet for Petterson, who is working the Big League World Series which begins Wednesday.

John Bullis: Claiming a depreciation expense

Depreciation is a tax savings expense for business owners. The cost of purchasing fixed assets (building, equipment, furniture, etc., but not land) can be claimed as a tax deduction in many ways. The old standard way was to claim the cost of the item over the Internal Revenue Service estimated life. For example, if the equipment cost $10,000 and the estimated life is 7 years, according to the IRS tables, then the depreciation expense could be $1,428 or so each year.

Composting in small areas

If you live with only a small balcony or patio, or if you have a small yard, you still can compost. Even teachers in classrooms can compost.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court: THURSDAY 3:23 p.m.: A 43-year-old Sparks man was arrested along Highway 50 East after a traffic stop for speeding revealed he had no drivers’ license and no insurance. Bail was set at $755.

ACC Notebook: Michael Phelps jokes about getting back in the pool

STATELINE — Mark Mulder didn’t get to hoist the trophy this year, but he sure finished like a champion.

Sunday, July 21

Billy Joe Tolliver wins American Century Championship in playoff over Mark Rypien

STATELINE –— Billy Joe Tolliver never believed he was out of the championship picture on Sunday, and as it turned out, he wasn’t.

Saturday, July 20

Obituary: Robert (Bob) Noble Stutsman “Bear Claws”

Robert (Bob) Noble Stutsman “Bear Claws” passed away at age 72 on July 15 surrounded by his loving family. Bear was born on January 15, 1941 in Alton, Illinois.

Obituary: John Griffith Campbell Sr.

John Griffith Campbell Sr., aged 89, died on July 14, 2013 at home in Gardnerville. His loving wife, Gloria, preceded him in 2008. He is survived by his three sons, John Griffith Jr. (Nancy), James Moore (Karri) and Robert Lester (Theresa); grandson, Erik (Nicole); granddaughter, Deborah (Nick) and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Mackenzie.

Death Notice: Donna Sue Hixenbaugh

Donna Sue Hixenbaugh, 83 of Carson City, passed away on July 18, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: John H. Drayer

Nov. 6, 1941 - July 17, 2013 John H. Drayer, age 71, passed away on July 17, 2013. John retired from the State of Nevada, Department of Motor Vehicles and had lived in Corona, CA for the past 20 years.

Sweet-shooting Curry in lead

STATELINE — As Stephen Curry walked down the 17th fairway Saturday, he was greeted by footballs and a basketball thrown from the gallery.

Here’s hoping Tiger wins the British Open

I’ll come right out and say it, I hope Tiger Woods breaks out of his majors drought and wins the British Open today.

Friday, July 19

Big Break-NFL coming in fall

STATELINE — At 20 television series, Big Break is one of the longest running reality shows around.

ACC Notebook Steph Curry finds tempo in first round

STATELINE — Stephen Curry isn’t used to talking golf, but he sure looks familiar with it on the course.

Rypien roars

STATELINE — Mark Rypien won the inaugural American Century Championship back in 1990, and after Friday’s 27-point first-round outburst at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, he’s put himself in great position for a second victory.

Bell 11th in points in Pro Series

Tonight is Points Race Seven for the Fernley 95A series at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway.

Obituary: Delbert Leon Marshall

March 11, 1968 - July 12, 2013 Delbert Leon Marshall, age 45, passed away on July 12, 2013 at his residence in Stagecoach, Nevada.

Obituary: Tami Dee Turley (Scolari)

March 23, 1958 - June 20, 2013 Tami Dee Turley (Scolari) was born in San Diego, CA to John M. Scolari & Jeannette M. Melendy. Tami’s family moved to Fallon when she was three years old. She remained a Fallon resident, graduating from Churchill High School in 1976. In 1989, she settled in Pahrump, NV.

Obituary: Michelle M. Stratton

Michelle M. Stratton, a resident of Dayton passed away on July 10, 2013, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 9 a. m., St. Teresa’s Catholic Church is hosting the Memorial. To view the full obituary go to

Death Notice: Edwin E. Walton Sr.

Edwin E. Walton Sr., 95, passed away July 17, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

UNR athletics faces $500K deficit

RENO (AP) — The University of Nevada athletic program was on target to avoid a spending deficit for the second year in a row but will likely fall $500,000 short due to the expense of hiring a new football coaching staff, the athletic director said.

Truckee River snail invasion is greater than expected

RENO (AP) — A non-native snail discovered in the Truckee River around Reno earlier this year exists in greater numbers than expected, Nevada Department of Wildlife officials said.

PUC staff recommends refunds for ratepayers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State regulators are considering whether NV Energy Inc. made too much money last year to warrant a separate assessment that allows it to recoup revenue lost to energy conservation.

Ex-cocktail waitress settles rape-threat lawsuit against former Gov. Jim Gibbons

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip cocktail waitress has settled a federal lawsuit that accused former Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons of threatening to rape her after drinks at a restaurant just weeks before his election in November 2006.

Carson City’s jobless rate up a bit in June

Even though Nevada added jobs and new claims for unemployment benefits went down in June, the jobless rate increased.

Heller backs fire-reduction bill

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has joined in sponsoring legislation aimed at improving federal cooperation with non-federal agencies, part of an effort to reduce the risk of wildfires.

Sandoval: Energy secretary talk ‘frank and blunt’

Gov. Brian Sandoval described his conversation with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as “frank and blunt.”

The usual suspects expect to battle for ACC title

STATELINE — Mention the name Jack Wagner, and you immediately think of heartthrob Frisco Jones from General Hospital or the devilish Dr. Jack Burns from Melrose Place.

Friday Fodder: Northern Nevada shines during Triple-A festivities

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The biggest star this week during the Triple-A All Star festivities in downtown Reno was Northern Nevada and its baseball fans.

Barkley pulls out of ACC with shoulder injury

STATELINE — Charles Barkley has withdrawn from the American Century Championship with a right shoulder injury.

Thursday, July 18

Phelps hits celebrity golf scene

STATELINE — Michael Phelps is taking a realistic approach to his first celebrity golf appearance.

Family and friends fondly look back at Wendy’s life

No matter what she did — mother … athlete and avid outdoorsperson … animal care giver — Wendy Kwapich-Mossi (Vincent) packed a lot of living into her 40 years if you listen to family members and friends.

Task force, SWAT bust Fallon fugitive

One of Nevada’s Top 10 most wanted criminals was apprehended on Tuesday night in an intense raid by the North Central Narcotics Task Force, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and the Fallon Police Department.

How can younger investors cope with tough times?

As Americans, we’re used to thinking that we will inevitably do better than our parents’ generation. But, for now at least, this type of progress may be facing some roadblocks — and this inability to gain ground, financially, can have real implications for today’s younger people and their approach to investing.

Dogs, trucks and safety

Did you know that approximately 100,000 dogs die each year from being tossed out of truck beds? I see dogs loose, sometimes tethered, in truck beds all the time around here; I always wonder what’s wrong with those drivers. Don’t they consider their canine companions as family? Would they allow their children or grandchildren to ride in such a dangerous place?

City Council hears construction updates

Fallon City Council members heard updates Tuesday night on three city construction projects during their regularly scheduled meeting.

Rolling Stones of Pahranagat Valley

RIn the late 19th century, remote Pahranagat Valley in eastern Nevada had a brief brush with fame.

Western Lithium buys clay-processing site at Fernley

Western Lithium USA Corp. said last week it purchased industrial facilities at Fernley to process clay products into specialty muds for the drilling industry.

Commissioners address dust issue

Churchill County Commissioners addressed a dusty issue between neighbors during a public hearing Wednesday afternoon at their regularly scheduled meeting.

Giving credit where due, and not

You probably can’t tell from reading my columns, but I really admire a well-turned phrase. I try to mix in an occasional clever quote with my meaningless gibberish whenever possible to make it seem like I might have a point. I provide the “almost” the quotes provide the “clever.”

History unfolds on Nevada Street in England

GREENWICH, England – This beautiful little village on the south bank of the Thames River can trace its history back more than 3,000 years, when Celtic tribes came across the English Channel from Europe and established a rudimentary port here.

Sandoval to sign agreement with Mexican governor

Gov. Brian Sandoval has joined with the governor of the State of Mexico, Eruviel Avila, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines areas of mutual interest to further enhance Mexico and Nevada’s bilateral trade partnership.

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Nevada’s seven state museums — Lost City Museum in Overton; East Ely Depot Museum; Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City; Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City; Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the Nevada Historical Society in Reno — have expanded operating hours.

Woman sentenced for public sex act

A sex act resulted in a 90-day jail sentence Tuesday in District Court.

WNC Crop Institute offers August workshop

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

USDA extends ITS acreage reporting deadline to Aug. 2

Landowners have an additional 18 calendar days to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office with the deadline extended to Aug. 2, announces the USDA.

Scientists launch new website

(Desert Rearch Institute) — Scientists at the Desert Research Institute are developing and testing new ideas that could ultimately help predict the kinds of extreme summer weather that has occurred across the U.S., such as the all-time high temperatures recorded in numerous Western cities in June, Arizona’s deadly wildfires and last year’s drought in the Midwest.

Wave football hits the practice field

As the summer heat pounds the Lahontan Valley, Churchill County athletes are preparing for the upcoming season.

Pine Nuts: Sir Charles is back in town

As a 17-year-old lifeguard, I found Tahoe to be astonishingly beautiful. As a 50-year-old impressionist of Mark Twain I found Tahoe to be heartbreakingly beautiful.

BEHIND THE PLATE: What to expect from Wolf Pack football in 2013

Media days began across the country this week with the SEC headlining on Wednesday and everyone talking about Johnny Manziel’s actions off the field. Time is moving closer before we can finally focus on this sport on the field instead of worrying about which sporting magazine is picking for the national champ or how many players Brian Polian has kicked off the Wolf Pack since taking the job in January.

Scored a 10

The Cal Ripken 10-and-under all-star team ripped through the competition last weekend to capture the state championship.

County fair, rodeo nears

The annual Churchill Country Fair and Ranch Hand Rodeo will be held Aug. 2-4 at the Churchill County Fair Grounds.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.

Barkley turns Make-A-Wish into lifelong memory

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Charles Barkley is never on the top of any golf leaderboards, but he’s been on the top of Preston Garrison’s favorite-person list for 20 years.

Rice calls his game ‘OK’ going into his 18th ACC

Unlike many athletes in the field for the 24th annual American Century Championship, ex-49ers great Jerry Rice took up golf later in life.

Former champs know simple ACC secrets

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Between Rick Rhoden and Billy Joe Tolliver, 11 of the past 23 American Century Championship titles were sitting at the press conference table Wednesday.

Titus’ veterans benefits bill wins initial support

Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., has won subcommittee backing for her bill to expedite benefit payments for veterans.

Builder: Local construction edging up

Construction is picking up slowly in and around Carson City as the economy heals, according to a principal at Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC. “I’m hoping it’s a trend,” said Mark Beauchamp, a 17-year resident of the capital city and a man who isn’t bothered by slow but steady as she goes. “Give me a slow trend,” he added, “over a fast erratic trend.”

Truckee Meadows college gets $2.25M grant for job training

RENO (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded a $2.25 million grant to Truckee Meadows Community College to renovate its technology center in Reno.

Get Healthy Carson City

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.

Wednesday, July 17

Triple-A All-Star Game: International stars top PCL

RENO — What started out as a slugfest, turned into a battle of the bullpens at the Triple-A All-Star game.

Live entertainment

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

Celebrities raving about condition of Edgewood

STATELINE — Rick Rhoden has been a fixture at the American Century Championship, and he didn’t pull any punches when asked about Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Slide guitarist to play at fundraiser

Tickets are available for a performance by Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, a benefit concert to kick off the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival, set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center.

Industry: Margins tax would hurt business climate

Consumer prices could go up and Nevada’s business-friendly climate would suffer if a state margins tax becomes law, Carson City industry executives said Wednesday. “Nevada’s going to be the loser,” said Dave Bess of Carson Hi Tech. Bess was a member of a panel at the Nevada Business Connections breakfast meeting at the Gold Dust West Casino. Bess said he feared if a 2 percent gross margins tax makes the ballot, uninformed or misinformed voters will approve.

Barkley turns Make-A-Wish into a memory of a lifetime

Charles Barkley is never on the top of any golf leaderboards, but he’s been on the top of Preston Garrison’s favorite-person list for 20 years.

Death Notice: Sharon L. Russo

Sharon L. Russo, passed away July 15, 2013 in Minden, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Study puts Nevada 44th in spending on students

LAS VEGAS — A federal study ranks Nevada 44th in the nation in per-pupil spending on education.

Tuesday, July 16

Getting the hang of homemade ice cream

When I received an ice cream maker last month, I had the grand idea that I would make homemade ice cream on a regular basis. I thought it would be a cinch.

Wunderlich looking forward to first ACC

STATELINE — When Brad Wunderlich was growing up in St. Louis, he spent his summers working at local golf courses, now it has become his livelihood.

Community sports roundup: Gutierrez, Kalley shine for Tigersharks

Carson Tigersharks swimmers AJ Gutierrez and Ewan Kalley were the second high-point winners in their respective age groups at the recent Swimming at Altitude short course meet at South Lake Tahoe.

Odds in Quinn’s favor

Prominent stars and sports legends are flooding the celebrity golf tournament this week, but behind the autographed footballs, glitzy girlfriends and designer labels, there are two relatively unknown men who have more influence and power than any of the big names.

Sandoval signs agreement with Mexico state governor

Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a memorandum of understanding with the governor of the state of Mexico on mutual trade interests.

Rice calls his game ‘OK’ heading into his 18th ACC

STATELINE — Unlike many athletes in the field for the 24th annual American Century Championship, ex-49ers great Jerry Rice took up golf later in life.

Obituary: Elenor Candee Frey Fort

Elenor Candee Frey Fort passed away on June 27, 2013 of natural causes. She was born in Fallon, Nevada to Paul and Virginia Candee on October 30, 1927, and graduated from Churchill County High School in 1946, where she and her brother, Frank, drove school bus routes and played in the band. During her junior year of high school Elenor was selected, for her accomplishments in 4-H leadership and home economics, to represent the State of Nevada at the National 4-H Congress.

Obituary: Duane F. Schupbach

January 11, 1930 - July 15, 2013 Duane F. Schupbach passed away peacefully at his home on July 15, 2013 from complications caused by cancer and a stroke.

Obituary: Rose Mason Conley

Feb. 7, 1950 - July 9, 2013 Rose Mason Conley passed July 9, 2013 with family by her side in Carson City. She was born on February 7, 1950 to Eleazar and Magdalena Diaz in Santa Barbara, CA.

Obituary: Barbara G. Meacham

Oct. 2, 1945 - July 6, 2013 Barbara “Bobbie” Gayle Meacham, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother has passed from this world July 6, 2013. Born October 2, 1945 to Clovis and Odean Benson, she spent much of her life in California, before meeting the love of her life Deloye in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Obituary: Leonard F. Lueck

Jan. 1, 1922 - July 13, 2013 Leonard F. Lueck, 91, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2013 with family near him in Gardnerville, NV.

Convention Center road work to begin

Starting on Monday, the roadway off Venturacci Lane leading to the Fallon Convention Center and Western Nevada College will be closed for construction.

Raising Arizona

Fallon’s Babe Ruth all-star teams flexed their muscles over the weekend, winning two of three state tournaments to advance to the Pacific Southwest regional stage, while one Cal Ripken club also punched its ticket.

Fallon duo miss sentencing hearings

Two Fallon men did not appear Tuesday in District Court for their sentencing hearings.

Fallon grad appointed assistant court administrator

John McCormick, who has served as legislative liaison and rural courts coordinator at the Administrative Office of the Courts since 2006, has been promoted to assistance court administrator, said Robin Sweet, director of the AOC.


A high ridge forming over most of Nevada today will be leading to another round of triple-digit highs in the Lahontan Valley, reports the National Weather Service.

Taxes, Constitution and the IRS

“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.” Article I, Section 8, U.S. Constitution.

Commissioners to meet today

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

Live Local Fallon: A win-win for residents

A city-wide program to encourage residents to stay in Fallon and shop locally kicked off at the beginning of the month.

Community Bulletins

CURRENT Live Local Fallon The first designated “Live Local Fallon” event is “In Tune Tales” July 17 at 1 p.m. at the Churchill County Library, 553 S. Maine St.

Hendrix’s bolt out of chute at national rodeo

Fallon cowgirl Rachel Hendrix shot out of the gate during 2013 National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., on Monday.

Investigation in Fallon woman’s death ongoing

An investigation into the death last month of a Fallon woman discovered in her residence is still ongoing, the Fallon Police Department reported on Tuesday.

Nevada Army Guard conducts major health readiness event

During the past decade, the Nevada Army Guard’s more than 3,000 soldiers have performed nearly 2,000 overseas deployments in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and thousands of days in support of domestic operations such as firefighting and search-and-rescue missions right here in the Silver State.

Anyone for bierocks?

My computer isn’t compatible with the one used by the newspaper; however, the one in my son Doug’s room works just fine. So each week I use his to enter my column. With me not being computer literate, Doug asks me just what my subject will be and what the to use for a title.

Pacifiers and oral health

Although the use of a pacifier can be beneficial to a baby’s health in certain respects, parents may want to monitor the use of sucking objects when the child grows older to protect dental health.

Tips to help maintain naps in the summer

Summertime is exciting. We get to go on adventures, barbecue, swim, and eat popsicles. It’s easy to get off schedule in the summer and while that is part of what makes it such an exciting season, it can also lead to exhausted children.

Childhood sun exposure increase skin cancer risk

With the school year over and summer officially here, kids are spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing potentially-deadly melanoma later in life.

Oetinger follows Ferguson as new Saints’ commander

The ”Fighting Saints” of Fighter Composite Squadron Thirteen (VFC-13) held their change of command ceremony at Hangar Four onboard Naval Air Station Fallon on July 11, where Cmdr. Brian Ferguson was relieved as the squadron’s commanding officer by Cmdr. Wayne Oetinger.

WNC vets invited on Spooner Lake hike

Western Nevada College student veterans are invited to join fellow student veterans from the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College for a hiking event on July 27 at Spooner Lake/Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Road trip meal tips

Whether you’re heading out for a romantic weekend getaway or driving to Disney with a minivan full of kids, don’t let your summer road trip derail your diet. Here’s how to eat healthy along the way:

High court rejects illegal drug evidence in traffic stop

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld an Elko judge’s decision to toss out drug evidence seized after a traffic stop, saying the driver’s constitutional rights were violated.

Snyder bridge work ‘ahead of schedule’

It might not be fast enough for some Carson City residents, but work is proceeding on the next phase of the Carson Bypass project.

Reid: $4.5M for veterans

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has announced $4.5 million in grants to Nevada veteran’s organizations.

Lowe set to make celebrity golf debut

Derek Lowe might be ready to hang up his baseball glove, but he’s just getting started with the golf clubs.

Joe Heck starting election season with money in bank

Republican Rep. Joe Heck is kicking off his 2014 re-election bid with money in the bank.

Fumes sicken 15 at Barrick Gold mine in Nevada

ELKO (AP) — Officials at Barrick Gold Corp. are trying to figure out the source of fumes or gas that sickened more than a dozen contract workers at their Goldstrike Mine in northern Nevada.

Sandoval to speak with energy secretary Thursday

The second letter proved the charm for Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Chuck Muth: Weaning sugar from its government sugar daddies

A new farm bill has passed in Sen. Harry Reid’s Senate and been killed in the conservative House. When new legislation is inevitably resurrected, Congress should take the opportunity to take a serious look at reforming the government’s sugar policy, even though the sugar-beet industry in Nevada has been gone for years.

Monday, July 15

John R. Bullis: The average tax-fraud term is 28 months

Tax fraud is a deliberate violation of Internal Revenue laws by those who do not file and properly report their income and expenses. Tax fraud requires both an underpayment and fraudulent intent. The primary objective is to foster voluntary compliance with federal tax laws through the recommendation of criminal prosecution and/or civil penalties against taxpayers who attempt to evade the assessment and/or payment of taxes due.

Board OKs incentives, Catalyst Funds

Expansion of existing companies or new firms moving to the state will create nearly $200 million in capital investment and hundreds of jobs, according to a Sandoval administration announcement. The Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has approved incentives and so-called Catalyst Funds for various companies, among them four that are receiving the latter.

Death Notice: John G. Campbell Sr.

John G. Campbell Sr., 89, passed away July 14, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Ronald Lee Gilder

Ronald Lee Gilder, 62, passed away July 10, 2013 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Caitlynn Marie Sterkel

Caitlynn Marie Sterkel, 6 years old of Carson City, passed away on July 10, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, (775) 888-6800.

High court rejects illegal drug evidence in traffic stop

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld an Elko judge’s decision to toss out drug evidence seized after a traffic stop, saying the driver’s constitutional rights were violated.

Aces’ Davidson wins HR derby

RENO — Kody Reynolds tried to make it a Hollywood ending to Monday’s Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby at Aces Ballpark.

Frustrated Sandoval seeks Energy meeting

Gov. Brian Sandoval has given the head of the U.S. energy department a not-so-gentle reminder that he wants a meeting over Department of Energy policies, as well as plans to ship radioactive waste to the Nevada National Security Site.

Online gambling hearing Wednesday in D.C.

The U.S. Senate subcommittee on consumer protection has scheduled a Wednesday hearing on what Nevada Republican Dean Heller described as the “patchwork of state laws and regulations for online gambling.”

Aces earn first season sweep

The Aces finished the first half on a strong note Sunday afternoon, extending their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 4-0 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium.

Reno’s Davidson named MVP of Futures Game

Reno Aces third baseman Matt Davidson was named the Most Valuable Player of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game held at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, July 14

Carson City’s industrial property market apparently recovering

Industry and the economy in the Carson City area are on the rise if industrial vacancy rates, which are dropping, are any indication. “Basically, the pendulum is swinging from a tenants’ market to an owners’ market,” said Andie Wilson, a commercial real estate broker who puts out a Carson Commercial Scene report with Brad Bonkowski. Bonkowski, a city supervisor, and Wilson are brokers with Coldwell Banker Commercial.

Brown suffers knee injury, out for year

Colby Brown, Carson High’s starting fullback, will miss the entire 2013 season after suffering an ACL and meniscus injury to his left knee earlier this week.

King headed to Columbia College in Sonora

Carson High graduate Rafe King, one of the top basketball players in Northern Nevada the last two seasons, has decided to attend Columbia College in Sonora, Calif., in the fall.

Business licenses

Following are business licenses filed in Carson City in June: Bling for the King, 1242 S. Stewart St., general business, Bling for the King LLC, owner, 775-884-080. Busy Bees Daycare, 621 Colorado St., general business, Stephanie Avent, owner, 530-635-1368.

Saturday, July 13

Obituary: James Earl Lay Jr.

uly 15, 1980 - February 3, 2013 God looked around his Garden found an empty place.

Obituary: Matthew Clay Reeder

Jan. 16, 1971 - June 28, 2013 Matthew passed away on June 28 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Matthew graduated from Carson High School and attended UNR. He resided in Reno.

Obituary: Gary Martin

June 25, 2013 You will be greatly missed. Being your friend was an honor and a privilege. You were the only friend we had who could say he was shot down twice in one day in Vietnam. Sundays will never be the same.

Celebration of the Life of Thomas James Cook

September 27, 1929 - April 25, 2013 Please join Tom Cook’s family to celebrate the life and times of Thomas J. Cook. There are stories to share about an extraordinary man and thanks to hand out to those who added so much to his life.

Obituary: Jack Davis

October 10, 1949 - July 9, 2013 A Life Well Lived To the playful, loving one you could always count on and loved a challenge. You will forever be in our hearts with the fullness of love and the abundance of great memories you left with each of us.

Obituary: Marie Elizabeth Dembroge

Aug. 10, 1951 - July 7, 2013 Marie Elizabeth Dembroge passed away on July 7, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Marie was a 41 year Nevada resident and was living in Carson City with her husband, Raymond Dembroge. She was born on August 10, 1951, in San Jose, California and she was 61 years old.

Remembrance Gathering; To Honor the Life of Andrew J. Hansen

Saturday, July 20, 2013; 1 to 4 p.m. at the Silver Oak Clubhouse (on the golf course)

Stacey Crowley resigns as Nev. energy director

Stacey Crowley has resigned as the director of the Nevada Office of Energy to take a post with the California Independent Systems Operator.

Late pass lands Hirst in victory lane

Kyle Hirst won the King of the West sprint car main at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway last Saturday with a late-race pass on Willie Croft in traffic

Friday, July 12

Horsford’s cardiac care transferred to Las Vegas

Rep. Steven Horsford has returned to Southern Nevada where he will continue his recuperation from six-way cardiac bypass surgery.

Obituary: Lacee Nicole Shupe

She was loved by all who knew her, sadly she was taken too soon. Lacee was a life long resident of the Carson Valley. She was an avid horse lover and spent many afternoons at the river with her friends. As a young girl Lacee spent years dancing at the Academy of Dance Arts. Lacee was a recent graduate from the Redken International Academy of Style as a nail tech.

At Adele’s, it was War, but with a win-win ending

Carson City residents went to War on Tuesday night. War won, as did the residents and the Greenhouse Project.

Kaepernick needs to start embracing fans

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Colin Kaepernick needs to take a step or two back, catch his breath, collect himself and realize exactly what has happened to his life in the last year. He is no longer little Colin from Turlock, Calif., with the great smile, amazing athletic ability and engaging, friendly personality.

Gaming beats fiscal ’13 projections

Statewide gaming revenue collections jumped nearly 11 percent in June, finishing the fiscal year 3.9 percent above last fiscal year.

Carson stars eliminated

Reno American used big innings in the fourth and sixth to knock off Carson City, 15-6, in the District I junior all-star tournament Thursday night at Governors Field.

Thursday, July 11

Obituary: William (Hap) Bryan Hancock

September 20, 1929 William (Hap) Bryan Hancock passed away at his residence in Fallon after a short battle with cancer. Hap was born September 20, 1929 in Lakeview, Texas to William Bryan and Alice (Dutchie) Hancock. Hap lived to rope, spent many hours of practicing and teaching the young and the old. Hap enjoyed sharing horsemanship knowledge with close friends especially Gary Crowley.

Obituary: Renee G. Phillips

September 27, 1959 - June 23, 2013 Renee Gail (Mayberry) Phillips was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1959 and passed away at home surrounded by the love of her family and friends in Dayton, Nevada at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the age of 53, from breast cancer which she fought so hard, for two and a half years.

Obituary: Paul E. Alexander Jr.

Nov. 6, 1924 - June 19, 2013 Paul E. Alexander Jr, 88 of Fallon, Nevada peacefully passed away with his family by his side on June 19, 2013

Death Notice: Daniel Leo McBride

Daniel Leo McBride, 60 of Silver Springs, passed away on July 8, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Cyclists will ride again in Death Ride

Touring the California Alps sounds pleasant enough, calling to mind visions of biking through tree-shrouded hills or pedaling past meadows brimming with wildflowers.

Second bill is introduced to legalize online poker in U.S.

LAS VEGAS — Rep. Joe Barton wants to help Poker-lovers stay on the couch.

Court tosses challenge to state’s ‘none’ option

“None of the above,” Nevada’s perpetual ballot loser, will continue to be an option for voters after a federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a Republican-backed lawsuit challenging its constitutionality.

Vikingsholm: Lake Tahoe’s kingly castle

Nestled in tall pines on the edge of beautiful Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe, Vikingsholm is a place fit for a king—or at least a knight.

Community bulletin board

Domestic Violence Intervention free volunteer training will be conducted July 13 and July 20. Both of the Saturday sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch will be provided).

We’re surrounded by stupid

The world is full of stupid stuff. Every time I think I’ve seen the dumbest thing ever, I stumble across a reality show, Fox News or a dog wearing a sweater and I realize there is no end to stupid.

Who can we trust?

It is sadly apparent that we can no longer trust public officials. It seems that winning an election affects their common sense. In their arrogance they evidently think that the ability to win an election either makes them smarter than anyone else or allows them to succumb to self-interest.

Works-in-progress at CAPS

The board of directors, executive director, staff and volunteers are gearing up for our next events, one minor and two major, scheduled from August through October. Let’s start with the lesser of the three first.

‘Live Local Fallon’ program offers rewards

Live Local Fallon was created to encourage and reward those who shop, eat and obtain services at locally-owned establishments.

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.

Carroll details her new book ‘A White Room’

Author and former LVN reporter Stephanie Carroll held a reading at the Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studio.

Investors can learn from the all-stars

Next week, Major League Baseball’s All-Star game will be played at Citi Field in New York. If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll enjoy the annual gathering of the sport’s best players. And if you’re an investor, you may be able to take away some valuable lessons from the All-Stars — lessons that can prove valuable to you long after the game’s final out is recorded.

Silvey agrees to plea deal in murder case

After a long, winding and bizarre course, Churchill County prosecutors may have secured a conviction.

Sheldon moving forward as new schools superintendent

While the first couple of days were a learning process, Dr. Sandra Sheldon is moving forward in her job as Churchill County’s new superintendent of schools.

Carol Lucey resigning as president of Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College President Carol Lucey says legislative budget cuts have taken a toll not only on her, but on the campus she has shepherded for nearly 15 years. Partly as a result, she’s stepping down.

Ross, CCSD suit moves forward

The bitter ending to former Churchill County School District Superintendent Carolyn Ross may come to an end in August.

SOUNDINGS: Suggested summer reading

Pollan, who teaches at UC Berkeley, is author of many books about food including “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “The Botany of Desire.” This new one is not a cookbook but, rather as alluded to in the subtitle, a book about the processes of cooking.

Community reacts to WNC leader’s announcement

Local reaction varied this week after Western Nevada College President Carol Lucey announced her resignation from a position she has held since 1999.

Rural Rumble back for 6th year

An Olympian, Olympic alternate and a host of Fallon-based amateur mixed-martial arts fighters will grace the 2013 Rural Rumble fight card Aug. 24 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

High-tech devices: Must-have gadgets that may rid pet peeves

(Family Features) — Companies are rolling out hot new technology to keep you connected, organized and entertained. Yet, many create pet peeves. Whether you are hanging out at home or travelling on vacation, here’s a round-up of tech gadget must-haves that get rid of top gadget pet peeves.

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Nevada’s seven state museums — Lost City Museum in Overton; East Ely Depot Museum; Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City; Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City; Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the Nevada Historical Society in Reno — have expanded operating hours.

Youth Revolution

The young baseball players assembled on top of the pitcher’s mound with individual medals in hand.

Campers hoop it up

More than 20 girls hit the hardwood this week at the Lady Wave basketball camp.

Babe Ruth clubs ready for state tourney

Fallon Youth Baseball had arguably its best all-star season in Babe Ruth last year and three young coaches look to continue that trend in this week’s state tournaments.

Public asked to report sightings of white satin moth

The Nevada Division of Forestry is asking the public to report sightings of white satin moths in Northern Nevada.

Second firefighter hurt in Bison Fire

A second firefighter was injured in the Bison Fire on Thursday morning.

3 people killed in crash east of Dayton identified

Three people killed Wednesday in an crash on U.S. Highway 50, about 5 miles east of Dayton, have been identified.

Wednesday, July 10

Live entertainment

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

Smoltz wants to win — not contend — at ACC

After four top-10 finishes, John Smoltz is tired a being a contender at the American Century Championship.

Death Notice: Frank Williams

Frank Williams, 78, passed away June 25, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Titus: Tell us locations of nuclear waste routes

LAS VEGAS — A frustrated congressional representative is asking for more disclosure about a plan to route nuclear waste through Las Vegas.

Theatrical fare at Boldrick Theater is part of Parks and Rec month events

Free theatrical events at the Carson City Community Center are among the options available during July’s Parks and Recreation Month celebration.

U-18 WildCats win South Tahoe tourney

The WildCats’ U-18 softball squad compiled a 4-0-1 record to win the South Tahoe ASA Tournament last weekend. The local squad went 2-0-1 in Saturday pool play, and then came out to beat the Tahoe Smoke 14-2 in the semifinals and the Nevada Lightning, 8-1, in the championship game.

Board OKs attorney’s fees in zoning case

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved $920,000 in attorney’s fees to settle the 10-year-old case involving zoning restrictions near Red Rock Canyon

State approves funds to reopen juvenile prison

The Board of Examiners, with Secretary of State Ross Miller absent, on Tuesday approved a contract to reopen the Southern Nevada prison for juvenile offenders.

Carson junior stars lose District 1 debut

Centennial Little League scored six runs in its final two at-bats to knock off Carson City, 9-2, in the Junior District 1 all-star opener Tuesday night at Governors Field.

Fajardo headed back to Manning Passing Academy

RENO — Cody Fajardo is heading to Louisiana once again to help teach America’s youth how to become a better quarterback.

Tuesday, July 9

Obituary: William Jack “Bill” Brinkley

September 8, 1927 - April 26, 2013 Join us in a Celebration of Life Friday, July 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, NV; with military honors.

Obituary: Beatrice Rose Gero

Beatrice Rose Gero was born on April 1, 1930 in Stafford Springs, CT. She passed away on July 6, 2013 in Reno Nevada. Bea was married to Edmond Gero on November 4, 1950 and they were married for 62 years. She is survived by her husband, Edmond; daughter, Cynthia D. Gero-Moore (Tony); son, Mark K. Gero and two grandchildren.

Obituary: Joyce Lohr

Joyce Lohr, 83, passed away June 30, 2013 in Susanville, CA with family at her side. Joyce was born February 16, 1930 in Kansas. She moved to Nevada with her husband and two children in 1969 to pursue her dream of owning a ranch. Joyce lived her retirement days at her ranch with her many horses, cats and dogs, who she loved dearly. She was moved to Susanville approximately five years ago after suffering a stroke.

Obituary: Betty Joan Blanchard

Joan was born in Havana, Kansas to Charles and Constance Roberts. She preceded in death by her husband, William; father, Charles; brothers, Bill and Eldon. She is survived by her mother, Connie; sisters, Esther and Caroline; brother, David; sons, George (Kathryn) and Bill; daughter, Connie Badilla (Jimmy Martinez); her grandchildren, Scott Edmunds, Summer Blanchard, Robert Badilla (Diana), Vanessa Badilla, Joseph Badilla and three great-grandchildren.

Obituary: Steve Larson

June 28, 2013 Steve Larson, 56, of Dayton, Nevada, passed away on June 28, 2013 of a heart attack in Santa Rosa, NM while traveling home from work in Texas.

Obituary: Beulah Fowler Testolin

Beulah Fowler Testolin, 89, completed her gifts of hospitality and service to others on this earth, passing peacefully, surrounded by family on July 4, 2013. Beulah was born March 6, 1924 in Elida, New Mexico, the first child of Alvin Fowler and Mae Miller Fowler.

Death Notice: J. C. Herring

J. C. Herring, 71 of Carson City, passed away on July 1, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Richard Ralph Bates

Richard Ralph Bates, 62 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 28, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Betty Trigueiro

Betty Trigueiro, age 91, passed away on July 2, 2013. Betty was born in Reno, NV to Lee and Gertrude Johnson on October 17, 1921, and moved to Fallon as a small child. She went to school in Fallon, graduated from Churchill County High School and in 1940 married Stillwater resident Louie Trigueiro. With the exception of several years in San Francisco during the 1940s Betty and Louie made their home in Fallon. After Louie’s death in 1979 Betty continued to live in Fallon, until a recent move to Chico, California to be near her Granddaughter. Betty worked for the Churchill County School District for many years until her retirement as manager of the school lunch program.

Death Notice: Frederick Charles Spielberger

Frederick Charles Spielberger, 60 of Fernley, passed away on July 2, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Ronald W. White

Ronald W. White, 74, passed away July 3, 2013 in Gardnerville, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Hagel: DOD welcomes Supreme Court decision

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Defense Department officials will move forward in making benefits available to all military spouses, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement issued after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

Pop Warner registration Saturday; Aces box up for auction

Fallon Pop Warner registration starts Saturday

Cal Ripken state tourney comes to Fallon

A lot has happened since Fallon hosted the last Cal Ripken state tournament, let alone winning the whole thing.

Drivers cap holiday festivities

The Fourth of July festivities roared to a close on Thursday with numerous events at Rattlesnake Raceway.

Take me out to the Wedding

A new coating of chalk lined infield both base paths and the batter’s box at home plate.

Applying the Rules of Holes to Immigration Debate

The fight over “comprehensive” immigration reform in Congress isn’t so much between Democrats and Republicans as it is between

Recycle Run kicks off on July 26

A 5K is nothing new to the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department. So, Parks and Recreation added a new twist, a recycled one.

Community bulletin board

CURRENT Churchill County Democrats The Churchill County Democrats’ July meeting and annual barbecue is July 13, starting at noon.

Canals pose danger during hot weather

One of these days Lady Luck will run out for residents who want to cool off in one of the many irrigation canals that meander through Churchill and Lyon counties.

Summer hoops tip off this week

Fallon won’t have to wait until November to meet new Churchill County High School boys basketball coach Brad Barton and his program.

During a crisis, Obama is terrific

The Moore, Okla., tornado was 600 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped by the bomber Enola Gay on Hiroshima, effectively ending WWII. Whether a tragedy is man-made or an act of God, President Obama has always responded promptly and correctly. He did so when a terrible tornado hit Joplin Mo., and when hurricane Sandy devastated New York and New Jersey. The president stood with the victims after the tragic massacre of children in Newtown, Conn., the Boston Marathon bombing and one of the worst tornados in history, which literally flattened Moore.

City Hall receives grant to fix foundation

The State Historic Preservation Office will distribute more than $180,000 to government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the state including Fallon to support historic building rehabilitation or restoration, public education, surveys, planning, and National Register nominations.

Cocktails and appetizers, anyone?

OK. I’m a foodie or something along those lines. At my age there are less of life’s experiences available and food becomes, perhaps, too important. That’s why, I guess, an out of town friend, while visiting Reno, called and asked me just where she should dine for a special dinner.

WNC now offering test

Job skills testing to help match employers with desirable employees and points workers to preferred jobs is being offered Western Nevada College at its Carson City campus.

Fourth celebrates ‘Live Fallon’

Parade category winners: Best Use of Theme: American Legion

Dolan sixth at Run to the Beach 10K

Tim Naylor of Los Gatos took the win in the Run to the Beach 10K in Kings Beach last Thursday, while Brendan Foti of San Francisco won the 5K run.

Summer fun in the sun comes with serious health risks

Summer is the season for backyard barbecues, afternoons in the park and weekends at the beach. While fresh air is good for the body and soul, all that fun in the sun does come with its own set of health risks. The sunscreen part you have down pat: Buy broad-spectrum SPF 30, use lots of it and reapply regularly.

Itching, an annoyance that gets ‘under your skin’

From bug bites and dry skin to poison ivy and chronic skin conditions, itching makes life very uncomfortable. And it’s an annoyance that gets under just about everyone’s skin.

The life of Lacee Shupe: Ballet shoes to cowboy boots

Lacee Shupe, who grew up from a “cute little dancer to a beautiful country girl,” was remembered by friends Saturday as someone who could light up a room with her smile.

CCC&VB board OKs abrupt changes, hears from C-SPAN

Carson City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau board on Monday dumped its marketing firm, gave the new bureau director an executive assistant and sent the city $70,000. Not only that, it heard a presentation from C-SPAN about putting together shows about Carson City’s history for the broadcaster’s history and book channels. Justine Jablonska of C-SPAN said she has met with Mayor Robert Crowell and, along with two colleagues, will roam the city gathering video and information for the shows this week.

25,733-acre Bison Fire cost up to $2.9 million as of Tuesday

GARDNERVILLE — The cost to fight the 25,733-acre Bison Fire is up to $2.9 million, according to a federal situation report issued Tuesday.

Obituary: Alexander Joseph Daniel McGregor

May 18, 1923 - July 2, 2013 Alexander passed away at home after a long illness, surrounded by family and loved ones. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and decorated WW II Veteran, he was a glass blower and postal worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and daughter Cathy Mary.

Obituary: Maynard W. Rakow

Maynard W. Rakow, 69, passed peacefully on July 3, 2013. He is the son of Frederick and Carmelita Rakow.

Death Notice: Roderic A. Coyner

Roderic A. Coyner -- Age 57, of Carson City, passed away on July 2, 2013. Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements. 882-2644

Obituary: Worth Marie Borda

March 11, 1925 - June 27, 2013 Carson Valley resident, Worth Borda, daughter of Charles and Eleanor Gilbert, and the widow of Pete Borda, passed away peacefully June 27, 2013.

Monday, July 8

Obituary: Samuel Spoto

Sep. 26, 1917 - July 2, 2013 Surrounded by family, Samuel J. Spoto, a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2013. Mr. Spoto, son of

Obituary: Hannah Grenberg Grilli

Dec. 15, 1941 - July 4, 2013 Hannah Grenberg Grilli, 71, passed away July 4, 2013 in Reno, NV. Born December 15, 1941 in Shelton, WA to Richard and Olive Grenberg. Member of Quid

Obituary: Karen Irene (Stapish) Nichols

Aug. 14, 1943 - June 29, 2013 Karen Irene (Stapish) Nichols passed away peacefully at home on June 29, 2013. Karen was born August 14, 1943 in Colorado Springs, CO to Harry and Elene Stapish.

Death Notice: Karen Irene Nichols

Karen Irene Nichols, passed away on June 29th, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements with Walton’s Chapel of the Valley.

Saturday, July 6

Why not give Thunder Canyon a try?

Thunder Canyon wants you.

Macau remakes gambling world, outshines Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Most people still think of the U.S. gambling industry as anchored in Las Vegas. They might think of vestiges of the mob, or the town’s ill-advised flirtation with family-friendly branding in the 1990s. But they would be wrong.

Carson 11-12s eliminated

For the second time in the tournament, Washoe got the best of Carson City’s 11-12 all-star team.

Consolidated city government chugs along, for the most part

Altering a city government incentive pact with a prominent car dealer and realigning city staff both proved relatively easy for Carson City’s Board of Supervisors.

Business briefly: S and W Feeds honored for performance

S and W Feeds honored for performance KIOTI Tractor has announced S and W Feeds has received 5-Paw certification from the KIOTI 5-Paw Dealer Excellence Program, which honors dealerships that deliver outstanding overall performance.

Kelly Bullis: Health insurance enrollment for next year set to begin Oct. 1

Oct. 1 to Dec. 15. Remember those dates. That is when you can go to to enroll in health insurance for 2014 and, if you meet the requirements, get the new health insurance tax credit to assist you in purchasing health insurance. How much credit could you get? Let’s go through an example: Family of four that lives in the Reno area that earns annual income of $47,100. Its Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC) would amount to $752.72 a month, or $9,032.64 a year. That family’s out-of-pocket cost for health insurance after the credit? It’s $247.28 a month, or $2,967.36 a year.

What the health law delay means to businesses

A one-year delay in a central part of the health care overhaul is likely to have its biggest impact on small and medium-sized businesses, not the number of people who will be gain health insurance coverage. The Obama administration said Tuesday that it would postpone until Jan. 1, 2015, the effective date of what’s called the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. The law had required companies with 50 or more employees to provide affordable health coverage for their workers as of Jan. 1, 2014.

Obituary: Gary A. Bowers

Dec. 18, 1937 - June 12, 2013 Gary went home to be with the Lord on June 12, 2013 in Carson City, at the age of 75. He was surrounded by family and friends in his last hours as he lost his valiant battle against cancer. He left this life peacefully and with dignity just as he lived his life.

Carson stars roll to win

Crooked numbers were the norm for the Carson City 11-12 all-stars on Friday night.

Carson Mall to get new tenant

A tenant is coming to Carson Mall, but a spokeswoman for the Carrington Co. in California and two Carson City leaders wouldn’t disclose which retailer is coming. “We do have a tenant for a portion of the space,” said Joanne Holmes of Carrington, based in Eureka, Calif. She said the tenant would use about two-thirds of the 42,000 square feet available, but she wouldn’t disclose the name until the tenant says it’s OK.

Nevada Business Connections sets a local-industry panel for July 17

A panel of five Carson City manufacturers will present views on the economy and other issues at a business breakfast meeting at the Gold Dust West on July 17. The meeting of Nevada Business Connections also will feature John Bullis, a CPA at Carson City’s Bullis & Co. and Nevada Appeal columnist, as moderator for the panel discussion in the resort and casino, at 2171 Highway 50 East.

Friday, July 5

Obituary: Kyle Henry Theilen

Oct. 8, 1953 - June 8, 2013 Kyle was 59 years old. He is survived by his wife, Kristine; two sons, Matthew and Joshua and their families; his parents; one brother and one sister.

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Nevada artists to show in Fallon The Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios on Maine Street will feature the works of award winning photographer Larry Neel through Sunday.

Don’t let the ‘herd’ trample you

Every year in early July, thousands of people “run with the bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. While the event is exciting, it is also hazardous, and many runners have gotten badly injured over the years. As an investor, you may find that running with the herd is dangerous to you, too — because if you’re constantly following what everyone else is doing, your own financial goals could end up getting “trampled.”

Vets’ travel expenses

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has reintroduced the Veterans Travel Tax Relief Act, a bill that helps veterans across Nevada recover travel expenses for necessary visits to VA health care facilities.

Hoop house construction begins

Construction is underway on six hoop houses for the High Desert Farming Initiative, a University of Nevada, Reno farming demonstration project.

Dahls mix politics with family

When it comes to the Dahl family in Nevada, politics and elections are serious business.

Flying the friendly skies ... NOT

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m no longer a fan of commercial air travel. I enjoy the adventure of traveling and there was even a time when I preferred airline flights to most other modes of transportation, but these days I only fly when I am forced to for a business trip … or when I the rare need to be strapped into an uncomfortable seat next to a talkative overweight stranger with hygiene issues, so mostly business trips.

Art books for summer reading

There’s been quite a few recent visual art books released that are worth taking a look at from a study of a classic American painter to a survey of an important figure in the history of collage.

Issues to consider before adopting a pet

When it comes to getting a furry family member, please don’t make it a snap decision: “Oh, that puppy/kitten is just so incredibly cute. I must have him now!” That cute critter, if cared for properly, will be a family member for the next 10 to 15 years, perhaps longer.

Tax abatements nix Churchill gains

Statewide taxable sales totaled $3.78 billion in April, an increase of 7.3 percent over the same month in 2012.

Fireworks prohibited on BLM managed public lands

Even though it may be legal to purchase fireworks in some locations, it is illegal to possess or use fireworks and/or pyrotechnics on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed lands. Illegal possession or use of fireworks can result in fines up to $1,000 and/or up to six months in jail for each offense, and the laws also provide for seizure and forfeiture of all such materials from individuals by law enforcement. If you do it anyway and your pyrotechnic activities cause a fire, property damage or bodily injury, you could be responsible financially. These restrictions include the restriction of possession and use of all fireworks (including safe and sane) and exploding targets on BLM managed public land in Northwestern Nevada.

State workers get most pay back

It’s not exactly a raise, but beginning with their next payroll check, state workers will get what they most wanted from the state’s new budget.

‘Grow your Own’ classes begin Monday

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s eight “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” gardening classes begin Monday.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court St.

City council approves contract for DFA plant

A contract to build a lift station to service the new Dairy Farmers of America Fallon Plant was awarded Tuesday night by the Fallon City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting.

FFA students attend leadership camp

The Churchill County FFA Chapter attended Summer Leadership Camp for four days of fun in the sun and educational leadership training.

Hot Wing Poulty Club brings home the awards

The Churchill County 4-H Hot Wings Poultry Club recently competed at the Carson City/Storey County Community Poultry Show for Youth at the Carson City Fairgrounds’ Fuji Park Exhibit Hall.

Democrats maintain registration advantage over GOP in Nevada

While total voter registration for both Republicans and Democrats fell in June, Democrats maintain a nearly 100,000 voter lead over the GOP in Nevada.

State’s rural areas receive $1 million to promote travel

Nearly $1 million in grants to boost tourism to rural Nevada was recently awarded by the Nevada Commission on Tourism, announced Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Director Claudia Vecchio.

NIAA, MaxPreps deal stalls over rights

Streamlined access to scores and updated standings throughout Nevada was denied at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control meeting in June in Las Vegas.

Patriots in the pits

Fourth of July kicked off a day earlier as drivers suited up and hit the track at Rattlesnake Raceway.

All-Star week comes to Reno

The first-ever all-star game of its kind to visit Northern Nevada makes its 2013 stop in less than two weeks.

Points race heating up at Top Gun

Top Gun Raceway is nearing the finish line of the 2013 season after completing its seventh race.

Thursday, July 4

Jay Johnson right choice for Nevada Wolf Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack definitely drilled a line drive off the wall for a double when it named Jay Johnson as its head baseball coach.

Obituary: Samuel “Sammy” L. Scott

August 13, 1943 - June 28, 2013 Samuel “Sammy” L. Scott, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. He was born on August 13, 1943 in Downey, California to Milton Claude and Octavia Lucille Scott.

Cello presentation, discussion set for July 11 at Carson City Library

The Carson City Symphony Association and the Carson City Library will present “The Making of a Cello” by symphony cellist Becky Crowe at 6 p.m. July 11.

Fallon man takes on Run to Squaw race

Chris Badolato, 36, and Lauren Tomory, 26, both of Reno, captured wins in the Run to Squaw race put on by Big Blue Adventure this past Sunday.

Permits allow Comstock Mining expansion

A Storey County Commission amendment to Comstock Mining’s special-use permit will allow the company to operate and grow more efficiently, its president said Wednesday. The county planning commission’s action in late June and county commissioners’ action Tuesday allow for expansion of land area and processing capacity, according to a news release quoting Corrado De Gasperis, company president and CEO.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Thursday, July 4

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: MONDAY • 7:57 p.m.: A 19-year-old Carson City woman was arrested at the Carson City Jail on a violation-of-a-suspended-sentence warrant. Bail was set at $3,000.

Carson loses thriller to Black Sox

RENO — For 5 1/2 innings, the Carson Blue Jays were headed toward a season-ending two-game winning streak.

Carson nips N. Tahoe, 2-1

Justin Nussbaumer threw 4 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, and Brian Guthrie and Eddie Tierney each drove in a run to lead the Carson City 9-10-year-old all-star team to a 2-1 win over North Tahoe in a consolation game in the District 1 Little League Championships Monday at Governors Field.

Carson City 11-12 squad knocked out by Washoe

And then there none. Carson City’s 11-12 all-star squad was thumped by Washoe, 12-2, in a loser’s bracket game in the District 1 Championships Tuesday night, dropping Carson into the consolation bracket which wiped out its chances for a district tile.

Carson City Symphony plays Artown with ‘Movies & More’

Carson City Symphony will present “Movies & More” as part of this year’s Artown festival at 5 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave. in Reno.

Concerts set to mark symphony’s anniversary

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert summer lineup with a celebration to mark the eighth anniversary of the symphony orchestra and chorus July 7-14.

Carson 11-12 all-stars overwhelm North Tahoe

Carson started its offensive onslaught in the first inning, and never let up. Colby Zemp slammed a 3-run homer in the first inning, and Kahle Good added two solo homers to lead Carson City to a 15-8 win over North Tahoe in a 11-12 consolation game at the District 1 Championships Wednesday night at Governors Field.

Wednesday, July 3

Obituary: Beverly Nation

August 8, 1930 - June 22, 2013 Beverly Nation was born Beverly Jean Kaye August 8, 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She died June 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada

Death Notice: Samuel Scott

Samuel Scott passed away June 28, 2013 in Reno, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

State’s mining industry pulls in reins

Gold prices last week fell below $1,300 an ounce for the first time in two-and-a-half years, and the price is down more than $600 from its record high in the fall of 2011.

Djokovic, del Potro reach Wimbledon semifinals

LONDON — Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro set up a semifinal meeting at Wimbledon, each winning in straight sets Wednesday in quarterfinal matches that wrapped up within five seconds of each other.

Tuesday, July 2

Susan Hart: Load up on great veggies — and skip the gluten

It’s summer, and the farmers markets are bursting with an array of vegetables. So good, and so good for you. I’ve been inspired recently by a trip to the French countryside, and by the bounty of my CSA box’s offerings, to prepare vegetables “gratin.”

Senators introduce lands bill

Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller have introduced the Douglas County Conservation Act of 2013.

Sandoval named vice chairman of Western Governors’ Association

Gov. Brian Sandoval has been elected vice chairman of the Western Governors’ Association.

Susan Hood, Kathy Archer team up for win

Susan Hood and Kathy Archer teamed up for a net 59 to win the Fourball stroke play event at Thunder Canyon on June 28.

Democrats maintain registration advantage over GOP in Nevada

While total voter registration for both Republicans and Democrats fell in June, Democrats maintain a nearly 100,000 voter lead over the GOP in Nevada.

Vegas resort planning solar array

LAS VEGAS — A casino company marked a visit to Las Vegas by new federal Interior Secretary Sally Jewell with an announcement Tuesday about a plan to install a rooftop solar array at a Strip hotel and convention center that will host a National Clean Energy Summit next month. The 6.2 megawatt rooftop installation at the Mandalay Bay Conference and Convention Center is expected to add to a growing inventory of solar power projects in and around Las Vegas when it begins operating next year.

Solar plant to power Apple data center

RENO (AP) — Apple Inc. said it will pay for construction of an 18-megawatt photovoltaic solar plant in northern Nevada to provide power for a data center the technology giant plans east of Reno. The Fort Churchill Solar Array, to be built in Yerington, was included in a filing Monday by NV Energy Inc. with the Public Utilities Commission.

Obituary: Patrick “Pat” Montell Fisler

August 27, 1941 - June 27, 2013 Patrick “Pat” Montell Fisler of Fallon, passed away on June 27, 2013 with his family by his side, after a short battle with cancer.

Obituary: Jack Downing Grim

Sep. 15, 1923 - June 30, 2013 Jack D. Grim, 89, died peacefully Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital with his family surrounding him. Jack was born in Wellington, Kansas to Burton Oscar and Anna Virginia Bruton Grim.

Obituary: Kenneth George Streit

Dec. 14, 1936 - June 25, 2013 Kenneth George Streit passed away peacefully during the early morning hours on June 25, 2013 in Carson City, NV holding hands with his wife Joyce; his life partner and soul mate for 38 years. Ken was born on December 14, 1936 in Kenosha, WI. He is preceded in death by his father, Matthias Streit (1973) and mother, Cecilia Trimarchi (2006).

Boy Scouts aid in emergency response effort

Members of the Northern Nevada Boy Scouts of America recently helped inform the community and assist the Fallon Police Department while also working toward a vital merit badge.

The light of freedom

This column’s title comes from a 2011 essay by a group called the United States Patriots Union. The original essay includes many simplistic, “feel-good” ideas meant to convince people that America had a Golden Age in the past, and if we could just get back to those ideals, our country would be in great shape. They also want to put the blame for all our ills on anyone who tries to work with actual facts.

Simple steps to prevent diabetes troubles

People with diabetes are taking a little better care of their health: New government research says more are checking their blood sugar every day — a key step for proper treatment.

County receives more than $2 million in PILT money from the feds

Churchill County Commissioners heard a $2 million presentation Monday morning during their regularly scheduled meeting.

Warm! Hot! Hotter!

Triple-digit temperatures that have baked the Lahontan Valley for the past five days broke longtime records going as far back as 90 years, reports the National Weather Service’s Reno office.

Former LVN reporter publishes novel

Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios and the Churchill County Library will present on Saturday and Sunday author and former LVN reporter Stephanie Carroll who will read from her debut novel “A White Room.”

School trustees hear security plan

A proposed security plan for the Churchill County School District was unveiled Thursday night before the board of trustees during their regularly scheduled meeting.

U.S. withstandsthe test of time

America’s Declaration of Independence celebrates its 237th birthday on Thursday, a day when our forefathers risked death for treason when the Continental Congress declared the 13 colonies as independent states free of the tyrannical British rule.

NHP keeps watchful eye on the Fourth of July

The Nevada Highway Patrol will be increasing staffing levels on July 4th holiday with a larger contingency of troopers planned during the July 4th timeframe.

A holiday picnic for less than $6 a person

A Fourth of July picnic of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk is affordable this summer at less than $6 per person, according to an informal survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The average cost for a summer picnic for 10 is $57.20 or $5.72 per person according to AFBF.

Investigators seek revocation of Cock ‘N’ Bull’s gaming license

Nevada Gaming Control investigators have filed a complaint seeking revocation of the gaming license held by Cock ‘N’ Bull in Fallon.

Fallon doctor sentenced to community service

A Fallon doctor received community service Tuesday in District Court after pleading guilty to a weapons charge.

Sizzling times set for holiday

A firecracker hot Fourth of July holiday should be in store Thursday when the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department, Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority and Fallon Chamber of Commerce are combining to present a lineup of events to celebrate America’s 237th birthday.

Nevada alumni set annual bus trip

The Fallon Chapter of the University of Nevada Alumni Association will host a bus trip to the season-opening football game on Sept. 7.

Polian’s ‘Football 101’ caters to female fans

University of Nevada head football coach Brian Polian and his wife, Laura, will host the inaugural “Football 101” event for women Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. at Mackay Stadium. Joining the Polians will be additional Wolf Pack football coaches and their wives.

Three Aces tabbed for All-Star game

The Reno Aces will have three players in the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game, as Matt Davidson, Tuffy Gosewisch and Chris Owings have been selected to represent the Pacific Coast League in July’s annual showcase.

the Heat turns up

The Fourth of July holiday is going to be a scorcher.

Fallon Youth Club to auction off Aces luxury box

The Fallon Youth Club is auctioning off a Reno Aces luxury box for the July 18 game against the Las Vegas 51’s.

Hundreds hit the water for Race the Lake of the Sky

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A line of paddlers stretched down the South Shore beach as far as the eye could see. Beginners and pros, children and grandparents stood side-by-side and waist-deep, poised to push into the sparkling morning waters.

Nevada roads 16th in the nation, report says

When it comes to road conditions, Nevada ranks better than more than half of other states, according to a report released Tuesday.

Pedlar fire cleaned up; highway to Virginia City reopened

SILVER CITY — Fire crews spent Monday cleaning up the Pedlar Fire, which burned about 96 acres in the southwestern hills of Silver City on Sunday afternoon.

Summertime television offerings

It’d be a really dull world if we all liked the same things. Just imagine if everybody loved chicken and hated beef. Like that could happen; however, you understand my meaning. As with food we all like different types of entertainment. My son Doug and I are proof of that.

BCCH EMS promotes holiday safety

Millions of Americans are expected to be hitting the road this Fourth of July weekend. As vacationers get ready to travel the Northern Nevada highways like Interstate 80, U.S. Highways 95 or 50, Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is preparing itself for a very busy holiday weekend.

Banner Churchill begins Wellness Wednesday

Banner Churchill Community Hospital will offer Wellness Wednesday laboratory blood screenings for the community beginning July 10.

Fireworks-related injuries can cause permanent vision loss

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches and Americans make plans to celebrate the stars and stripes with a little red glare from celebratory rockets, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Nevada Academy of Ophthalmology urge the public to take important steps to prevent fireworks-related eye injuries. The academies ask parents and other adults to be especially cautious when children are in the presence of fireworks.

Teachers can drop union membership this month

It’s not only teachers in Clark County who are able to opt out of the teacher union between now and July 15.

Back-pain sufferers make many mistakes

Back pain is one of the most common health issues in the United States, with up to 80 percent of the population suffering the condition at some point in one’s life.

Nevada Air Guard family day attracts thousands

RENO – The Nevada Air Guard recently hosted its annual Family Day here at the air base.


Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Justin D. Gross graduated from basic military training as an honor graduate at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

Cello presentation, discussion set for July 11 at Carson City Library

The Carson City Symphony Association and the Carson City Library will present “The Making of a Cello” by symphony cellist Becky Crowe at 6 p.m. July 11.

Monday, July 1

IRS random-selection audits can be harrowing

The IRS selects income tax returns for audit and for questions based on a special program. Returns selected for audit have been shown to likely have mistakes, problems and errors. Only a few thousand returns are chosen by true random selection. Then IRS does the most detailed audit you can imagine of those returns to help design the selection process for other returns to be audited.

Darcy K. Houghton: ERISA’s arrival in 1974 was a welcome revolution

You likely have heard that the Revolutionary War was based on colonists’ objection to taxes. In honor of Independence Day, I thought about financial independence and that a review of some of the regulation affecting how we approach finances and estate planning might be interesting.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Tuesday, July 2

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: sunDAY • 4:13 a.m.: A 21-year-old Carson City man was arrested in the 900 block of South Carson Street on suspicion of disorderly conduct and a probation violation. Bail was set at $3,150.

Silver City wildfire 40 percent contained

SILVER CITY — Residents of Silver City fled their homes and State Route 341 was closed Sunday afternoon as a wildfire burned out of control in the hills west of the tiny town.