Stories for June 2013


Sunday, June 30

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.

Fire crews fighting blaze west of Silver City

Fire crews from at least four agencies are fighting a blaze in steep mountainous terrain west of Silver City.

Change the all-star tournament, please

Back in the old days when I played and coached Little League baseball, there was just one all-star team and there was no mandatory play rule, and the all-star tournament was single elimination.

Men’s Wearhouse escalates public battle with founder

NEW YORK — Men’s Wearhouse escalated a public battle with its founder and former pitchman George Zimmer on Tuesday, trying to explain why it fired the man who still represents the clothier in many shoppers’ minds. The company said in a statement that its board parted ways with Zimmer because he had difficulty “accepting the fact that Men’s Wearhouse is a public company with an independent board of directors and that he has not been the chief executive officer for two years.” One bone of contention was that he wanted to sell the company to an investment firm.

Carson-area students winners at Vegas dance championships

Carson City-area students and members of the Western Nevada Performing Arts Center competition dance team participated in master dance classes and competed for cash awards and national recognition June 17-20 at the 2013 Encore Performing Arts National Championships in Las Vegas.

Jay Johnson excited to lead Pack

RENO — The first time Jay Johnson tried to sell himself to the Nevada Wolf Pack, well, Nevada wasn’t buying.

Saturday, June 29

Carson City’s 11-12 stars pound Truckee in opener

Carson City’s 11-12 all-star team started the District 1 Little League Championships with a bang.

Carson City births for Sunday, June 39

Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Allison and Jeffrey Cooper of Carson City, a son, Matthew Thomas Cooper, born June 11, 2013, weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces.

Tiny Allegiant Air thrives on low costs, high fees

LAS VEGAS — There are no sure things in this city — with one exception: Allegiant Air. While other U.S. airlines have struggled over the past decade from the ups and downs of the economy and the price of jet fuel, Allegiant has been profitable for 10 straight years.

Death Notice: Robert Hanson Howe

Robert Hanson Howe, 70 of Dayton, passed away on June 28, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Lyle Meals

July 12, 1925 - January 15, 2013 The family of Lyle Meals invites you to join us to celebrate his life on Saturday, July 13th from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Arbors Memory Care, 2121 Prater Way, Sparks.

In Loving Memory: Larry Huntt

March 20, 1920 - June 30, 2013 Cherished husband, father, grandpa, teacher and friend; ten years ago today you passed away.

Obituary: Jeffrey Scott

Nov. 26, 1953 - June 22, 2013 “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.”

Obituary: Lucile Boyd

Feb. 28, 1923 - June 18, 2013 Lucile Boyd passed away in her home after four weeks under the care of Hospice. She was born in Martin, Tennessee on February 28, 1923 to B. R. Boyd and Annie Mae Boyd. Lucile was preceded in death by her father, B. R. Boyd; her mother, Annie Mae and her brother, Charles Boyd.

Group protests Comstock Mining

A clash over mining on the Comstock commandeered rooftop and street in Reno briefly, though it was pro forma up top and peaceful below. As Comstock Mining shareholders attended the Virginia City firm’s annual meeting and had lunch atop the Nevada Museum of Art on Thursday, the Comstock Residents Association and colleagues demonstrated on the street below, an opponent said. Demonstrators picketed and performed street theater.

Carson all-star teams remain alive in tourney

Carson City Little League’s 9-10 and 10-11 all-star squads kept their championship hopes alive with wins in the District 1 Championships at Governors Field on Friday.

Roger Diez: Kofoid, 11, picks up first win at RTF

Reno-Tahoe-Fernley had a full night of racing action last Saturday.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Saturday, June 29

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: FRIDAY • 12:42 a.m.: Juaquin Hernandez, 61, of Carson City was arrested at U.S. Highway 50 and Airport Road on suspicion of DUI-first offense. Bail was set at $1,132.

Friday, June 28

Death Notice: Ronald LaChance

Ronald LaChance, 64, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on June 20, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada.

Obituary: Verla Anderson

Aug. 7, 1923 - June 26, 2013 We mourn the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Verla Orvalaine Anderson. Verla passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long illness on June 26, 2013. She was at home, with family and friends at her side.

Report explores alleged patient dumping

LAS VEGAS — A newly finished internal probe takes a closer look at 10 cases of patients who may have been improperly discharged from a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital, although Nevada officials maintain none of them rise to the level of “patient dumping.”

Wolf Pack did right thing by honoring Ault

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Nevada Wolf Pack athletic director Doug Knuth should be applauded for the way he has shown respect for former football coach and athletic director Chris Ault.

Battier preps for celebrity golf

Now that he has another basketball championship wrapped up, Shane Battier is turning his attention to golf.

Douglas outlasts Carson, 13-7

MINDEN — Without Gehrig Tucker, Jace Zampirro and Chase Blueberg in the lineup, Carson wasn’t expected to put up much of a fight Thursday night against rival Douglas.

IFC accepts gift to Railroad Museum

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Thursday accepted a gift of $49,200 to the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Carson takeover of Douglas health inspections OK’d

The Interim Finance Committee approved Carson City’s takeover of environmental health inspections for Douglas County, a move lobbyist Mary Walker described as a first step toward consolidating certain county services.

Tax assessment issued to pay jobless loan interest

Business owners statewide will get a letter in the mail next week telling them how much they have to pay to cover the interest Nevada owes the federal government on loans taken to cover unemployment benefits this past year.

Thursday, June 27

Las Vegas tourism campaign riffs on NSA outcry

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas tourism officials are riffing on outcry over national surveillance programs by telling data companies “what happens here, stays here.”

9 commit to RTO

RENO — Nine players, including defending champion J.J. Henry, have committed to the 15th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf & Country Club.

Obituary: Wendy Joy Vincent (Kwapich-Mossi)

Wendy Joy Vincent (Kwapich-Mossi), was taken from her family tragically, too soon in her young life, on June 11, 2013. Wendy was born in Reno, Nevada on January 21, 1973 to Elliott and Linda Vincent. Wendy attended schools in Reno and Tucson, AZ.

Obituary: Alexander Joseph Silva

Feb. 3, 1932 - June 21, 2013 A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Al Silva passed away peacefully with his wife of 45 years and a granddaughter by his side. H

Death Notice: Viola R. Strobel

Viola R. Strobel, 84, passed away June 27, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Gary Dale Minatre

Feb. 23, 1937 - Dec. 29, 2012 Gary Dale Minatre, 75, passed away December 29, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. He was born to Calvin Reece and Irene Poston Minatre on February 23, 1937. Gary attended Carson High School and worked a number of years for Nevada Bell. He retired from the Dept. of State, Foreign Service as a telecommunication specialist.

Death Notice: Buzz McLelland

Buzz McLelland, 75, passed away June 27, 2013 in Gardnerville, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Daniel Schultz

Aug. 5, 1943 - June 23, 2013 On Sunday, June 23, 2013 Daniel Schultz passed on to his next adventure while surrounded by his family. Dan was born August 5, 1943 in Portland, OR. He grew up in Eureka, CA and later attended the University of San Francisco where he met and married Kathy, the love of his life and wife of 44 years.

Obituary: Carolin “Kelly” Glass

April 28, 1942 - June 22, 2013 Loving mother and grandmother, born on April 28th, 1942 entered Heaven’s gates on Saturday, June 22 at Renown Medical Center in Reno.

Obituary: Col. Arthur Wayne Reed

Aug. 28, 1916 - June 25, 2013 Col. Arthur Wayne Reed, 96, passed away June 25, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Col. Reed was born August 28, 1916 in Wichita, KS to Arthur and Clyde Reed. Col. Reed was a graduate of the U.S.M.A. at Westpoint in 1939. From there he embarked on a thirty year career in the U.S. Army, artillery division. He is a WWII veteran. Col. Reed was stationed in Hawaii at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. After Col. Reeds retirement from the Army he went to work for General Dynamics in San Diego, CA retiring in 1978.

Obituary: Rosaline “Rose” Maxine Williams

Sep. 9, 1929 - June 22, 2013 Rosaline “Rose” Maxine Williams Rodarte passed away June 22, 2013. She was born September 9, 1929 in Stillwater and was the eldest child of Henry and Amy Adams Williams.

Spooking customers is goal behind tour

When Carson City decided to get out of the ghoul business, Mary Bennett stepped in. For nearly 20 years, the city sponsored the popular Carson City Ghost Walk Tour through the capital’s historic west side. For nearly a decade, Bennett had been helping to craft the scripts and perform the part of Madame Curry, wife of the “father of Carson City,” Abraham Curry, and host of the haunted tour.

A tragic tale of two dogs

On June 10, two out of three dogs died a senseless death because they were left in a closed-up car. The high temperature that day in Fallon was 93 degrees. The dogs’ owner (let’s call this person “J. Doe”) claims that the dogs were left alone for no longer than 30 minutes.

‘The art of gaming’

The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (also known as the library) at the University of Nevada, Reno is organizing an exhibition dealing with various aspects of gaming.

WNC exhibit features photography out of this world

A fascinating and colorful exhibition of space photography is on display at the Western Nevada College Main Art Gallery through Aug. 23.

‘Sands of Time’ art show opens

Sixteen-year-old Murielle Campbell is the youngest participant in the area’s July “Sands of Time” Regional Art Show at the Grate Thyme Kitchen’s gallery.

Plan ahead for your own financial ‘Independence Day’

This week, we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, sparklers, picnics and parades. Amidst the hoopla, though, it’s always important to reflect on the many freedoms we enjoy in this country. And as an individual, you may want to use the occasion to think of another type of independence you’d like to enjoy — financial independence.

Live Local Fallon boosts economy with a passport

The city of Fallon will kick off the new Live Local Fallon campaign on Monday as the city-wide program is an initiative that rewards participants for supporting the local economy by shopping, eating and patronizing local businesses while collecting stamps on the Live Local Passport.

Wilke departs NAS Fallon for East Coast

After spending a third of his Navy career in Nevada, Capt. Rinehart Wilke IV is heading to the East Coast to become chief of staff for Carrier Strike Group 12 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Rocky roads leads to Rockland’s Ruins

It’s hard to believe that in the late 19th century the mining camp of Rockland boasted a population of several hundred people. Located high in the Pine Grove Hills south of Yerington, not much remains of the once-thriving silver and gold mining camp.

Dahl, Richardson sworn in for 2nd term

Rachel Dahl and James Richardson were sworn in Tuesday for their second terms as members of the Fallon City Council.

A highway befitting to a president

The winding Lincoln Highway traversing through some of Northern Nevada’s most rustic scenery took more than 100 drivers and their passengers across the Silver State this week on their way to a rendezvous with other automobile enthusiasts.

A slow swimming tuna in a school of sharks

Did you ever feel like a slow swimming tuna in a school of sharks? You know the feeling I’m talking about, when it feels like the whole world is circling around waiting their turn to take a bite out of your backside. No? Maybe it’s just me ... let me tell you about my week.

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 July 7.

UNR offers career courses next month

Professional development courses offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno provide University-quality educational opportunities to build your career and skills in a wide range of management and business topics, to keep on the leading edge of the latest trends and industry-specific issues, and to hone existing talents for career advancement.

Independence Day or just a day off?

The Federal scandals keep getting bigger and more unmanageable. We have the IRS, Benghazi (which has fallen out of the news), AP and Fox reporter spying and the NSA. They are unraveling at such a pace that poor presidential spokesman Jay Carney can’t lie fast enough to stop the fallout.

Independence Day, eh

All of us have had at least one and possible more memories of a Fourth of July in which we celebrate the independence of this great nation.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court St.

Commissioners meeting Monday

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

‘Grow your Own Classes’ return in July

Nevadans can grow safe, fresh, organic produce at home and in school and community gardens without spending a lot of money. Want to learn how? Attend one or all of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s eight “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” gardening classes this summer to learn ‘back-to-basics’ best practices for producing bountiful and delicious harvests. Classes will be presented live in Reno and video conferenced to Extension offices throughout the state.

Temperatures expected to soar above 100 during the next six days

The National Weather Service in Reno is warning Northern Nevadans to expect high temperatures starting today. Temperatures are expected to be 100 degrees and higher throughout the weekend and into next week.

Fallon man faces burglary, home invasion charges

A 21-year-old Fallon man appeared Thursday in Justice Court to face burglary and home invasion charges.

City Council meets Tuesday

The Fallon City Council will hold its first regularly scheduled meeting of July on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 55 W. Williams Ave.

Obituary: Sierra Grace Woodward

June 23, 2013 Sierra Grace Woodward, 26, passed away June 23, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Beloved daughter of Don Woodward and Marcia Fillmore.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Fallon’s holiday sports fun begins this weekend

The sounds of cattle passing behind the arena gates, horses bucking off cowboys and teams cheering so loud you could hear them from the high school no longer surround the county fairgrounds during one of the hottest times of the summer. The state’s biggest high school rodeo, the Silver State International Rodeo, serves as a consolation prize for teens who didn’t place high enough for nationals and still want to prove they have what it takes to be a great cowboy or cowgirl.

Churchill County swim programs in full swing

Pool activities are ongoing and on Monday, the county is adding a Aqua Zumba class for a three-week session. It runs from Monday through July 19 each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

Claybreakers hit the target at state

The Fallon Claybreakers went out with a bang at the 2013 Nevada Youth Shooting Sports Association (NYSSA) state shoot recently.

Packed house

The squeaks and creaks fill the air of youngsters running up and down and back and forth throughout The Gym at Venturacci Park.

Riders aim to raise AIDS awareness

From the San Francisco Bay to historic hills of Boston, seven individuals are cycling the country to raise awareness for AIDS.

Fallon cowboys, cowgirls shine at Reno Rodeo

Two Fallon rodeo stars are headlining the local talent in this year’s Reno Rodeo.

Hundreds expected to attend paddleboard race

The South Shore’s waters will churn with the strokes of hundreds of paddles when Race the Lake of the Sky, one of the world’s premier stand-up paddle events, returns to the area this weekend.

Sandoval gets education leadership role

Gov. Brian Sandoval now has a new hat to wear as chairman of the Education Commission of the States.

NSAWC’s Adm. Vance relinquishes command

Wednesday’s change of command at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center was a bittersweet day for Rear Adm. Mark “Cyrus” Vance.

Wednesday, June 26

Tough opening night for local all-star squads

It was a night two Carson City Little League all-stars would just as soon forget, but for different reasons.

Carson City housing market is heating up

Carson City and nearby communities make up a hot housing market — a sellers’ market, but with buyers who don’t want to overpay, a Dayton-based real estate broker said Wednesday. “I think Carson City is a hot market right now,” Coldwell Banker broker/manager Jody Foley said during a presentation at Sierra Place, a senior-living center on College Parkway in Carson City. She said her territory includes Carson City and Minden-Gardnerville.

Death Notice: Kenneth G. Streit

Kenneth G. Streit, 76, passed away June 25, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Michael B. Silva

Michael B. Silva, 69, passed June 18, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Caesars Entertainment cuts ties with Paula Deen

LAS VEGAS — Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. is cutting ties with celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen.

Dream hunt raffle tickets on sale through Saturday

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevadans and visitors with the urge to take down the Silver State’s biggest game have a few more days to purchase raffle tickets for the “hunt of a lifetime.”

Silver lining

Fallon linebacker Dalton Johnson notched a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown, and Reed wide receiver Devin Gray tallied four TDs during Friday’s 32nd annual Sertoma Football Classic at Damonte Ranch to lead the Silver team to a 49-6 victory over the Blue team.

Fallon Golf Course introduces upgrades

Tom Duncan, owner of Duncan Golf Management, spearheaded the Fallon Golf Course’s grand opening Friday with a day full of golf for members and the public.

Fallon Force nabs second at Incline tourney

The Fallon Force 12-and-under softball team placed second at the Incline Amateur Softball Association tournament last weekend.

Tuesday, June 25

Obituary: Dolores Woods

Nov. 19, 1933 - June 20, 2013 Dolores Marie Woods, 79, passed away at home after an unexpected illness on June 20, 2013 surrounded by her husband and children.

Death Notice: Kenneth L. Miller

Kenneth L. Miller, 69, passed away June 19, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Samuel Edward Merchant

Samuel Edward Merchant, 81, passed away June 24, 2013 in Dayton, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Danette Thomas

Aug. 5, 1937 - June 21, 2013 Danette Thomas peacefully passed away on June 21 at the age of 75. She was born in San Francisco, CA on August 5, 1937. Her greatest joy was her 57 year marriage to her best friend and beloved husband, Bill Thomas.

Death Notice: Jeffery Leslie Scott

Jeffery Leslie Scott, 59 of Carson City, passed away on June 22, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Alma Faye Hyatt

Alma Faye Hyatt passed away June 21, 2013 in Fallon. She was born April 12, 1930 in Sparks, Nevada to William A. and Lena M. Duckworth Smith. Alma co-owned and operated the Overland Bar in Carlin for many years with her husband Jack Hyatt. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her son Will-B 2 grandchildren and her brothers.

Obituary: Karen Frances Smith

1943 - 2013 Surrounded by family, Karen Frances Smith slipped away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Karen was born to parents, LuVerne and Alfred Breen on May 28, 1943 in Greeley, Colorado. She attended Provo High School in Igloo, South Dakota and graduated in 1961.

Company buying plant in Minden; CEO set to move

The woman who founded and leads Cristek Interconnects said Tuesday that her company purchased a plant in Carson Valley and is beginning operations in Nevada. “I, personally, am relocating to Nevada,” said Cristi Cristich, CEO, president and the mid-1980s founder of the California company that manufactures interconnects for the aerospace industry and others. She said she plans to come to the Carson City area around Independence Day.

Back on court, Williams stretches winning streak

LONDON — After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best.

UCLA wins 3-1 in CWS opener

OMAHA, Neb. — UCLA followed its script yet again.

Quick bread tasty in jalapeno, coconut variations

I love when someone provides me with a “basic recipe” on which I can expand. For example, recently I saw an article on couscous and the writer provided variations on flavors. The article suggested cooking a bunch of couscous for the week, then using different add-ins to change it up.

Relay for Life: on track to make goal

With the Relay for Life fundraising season more than two-thirds complete, Fallon chairwoman Lacey Lehman is optimistic the local event will meet its goal of $60,000.

Many happy returns

Two of my five sons, Donald and Dean, called during the day of my birthday. They’re retired and assumed I’d be at home and going out during the evening hours. Sons David and Dan called after dinner, believing my son Doug and I would be home after going out for a big dinner.

Leaving but not forgotten

When Capt. Rinehart Wilke IV relinquishes command of Naval Air Station Fallon this week and then prepares for his new assignment on the East Coast, a major part of him will still have a significant slice of the Silver State in his blood.

Making a meal like building a fire

I’d like to share my “fire story” with you again today. I originally wrote this in 2006, but there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not repeating it to someone, so I think everyone deserves to hear it again. Hopefully it will help you understand how the kinds of foods we eat affect our bodies, especially our hunger. If you apply this basic idea to your everyday eating, you will be doing your body a great favor for years to come.

Orvis nursing faculty invited to AACN leadership program

Two University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing faculty members were recently named to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s prestigious Leadership for Academic Nursing Program.

Bills protect Nevadans’ health, safety

Three bills pertaining to unlicensed health care and unlicensed health care providers recommended by the Ad Hoc Task Force on Unlicensed Health Care will soon be laws in the state of Nevada.

Fair winds and following seas

In a rare occurrence — even for the U.S. Navy — the Fallon community will usher in two new commanders two separate, yet distinct changes of command this week.

New Navy policy for vehicle decals changes next week at NAS Fallon

On Monday, vehicles regularly accessing Navy bases including Naval Air Station Fallon will no longer be required to have permanent installation-access decals.


The following babies were born at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:

School board to meet Thursday

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees on Thursday will hold their second regularly scheduled meeting of June at 6:30 p.m. in the district administration office, 690 S. Maine St.

CC jobless rate fallsto 7.7%

In May, Nevada’s unemployment rate reached its lowest level since 2008, as the seasonally adjusted number dropped 0.1 percent from April to 9.5 percent.


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

Ex-felon pleads to 2 weapons counts

A Fallon woman entered two pleas Tuesday in District Court to charges of an ex-felon not to possess weapons.

Let’s talk about scandals

Benghazi is not a scandal. Congressman Darrel Issa, R-Calif., or a cohort, released bogus summaries of CIA emails about Benghazi to Jonathan Karl of ABC, who reported them as fact. That’s a brewing scandal.

Tucson slips past Aces

Reno’s offensive woes continued on Monday, as the Aces fell 4-2 to the Tucson Padres in the third game of the series at Aces Ballpark.

Giants shoot down Astros for Fallon Babe Ruth title

For the second year in a row, the Giants Babe Ruth baseball team won both the regular season and tournament titles.

SPT crew faces off in Mountain Movers’ season finale

The Snow Park Technologies crew battled a slew of challenges while filming Mountain Movers, but Thursday’s season finale is “Judgment Day.”

Volunteers needed for TAMBA Trail Day

Mountain bikers will ditch the wheels and roll up their sleeves to finish a new Tahoe City trail this weekend.

Monday, June 24

Obituary: Andrew Jeffrey Hansen

June 16, 2013 Andrew Jeffrey Hansen, age 32, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Independence, Missouri, at the home of Vicki Digby and his father, Kraig U. Hansen. Andrew (Drew) attended Colorado State, UNR, was a manager for Verizon, a skier, snow-boarder, golfer and SCUBA dive master. He was currently a business manager for MeraVic in Independence, MO.

John Bullis: Employing the young now helps them down the road

It is OK to hire young workers. It helps them learn what it is like to be an employee. They can learn about customer service. Their earnings might be partially saved and invested, and they can enjoy buying things they really want. The wages paid to them are a business expense to you. If you are a sole-owner business (you file Schedule C of form 1040), you can save some payroll taxes (but you still pay workers compensation insurance on the wages to the young employee).

Health record sharing is online

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services now has an Internet-based system to share protected health records among doctors and other health professionals.

Saturday, June 22

What is Hernandez hiding?

The recent news about New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez isn’t as disturbing or surprising as you might think.

Carson City conductor takes on musical role in celebrating statehood

David Bugli has a busy summer ahead. The conductor of the Carson City Symphony, leader of the Mile High Jazz Band and vice president of the Carson City Historical Society, to name just a few of the many hats he wears, is part of a musical project to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s statehood next year.

Krupp goes out strong for Blue in losing effort

RENO — Carson High’s Logan Krupp said he wanted to end his high school football career on a high note. Krupp registered 10 tackles and a hurry from his outside linebacker position, and was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal performance by the Blue team in Friday night’s 32nd annual Sertoma Football Classic at Damonte Ranch High School.

Nevada doctor shortages likely to get worse

There are not enough doctors in Nevada, and the shortage is likely to get worse as tens of thousands of people become newly insured under the federal health care overhaul.

Carson pitchers struggle in 13-3 loss

RENO — The biggest reason for summer baseball is to improve and develop talent for the following spring.

Local favorites to open Concert Under the Stars

Come out for an evening of diverse music while making a difference on July 9, when C.W. and Mr. Spoons and Notch8 open for iconic band WAR.

Sandoval popular at home; overlooked nationally

When Republican governors in November gathered in Las Vegas to discuss how to recover from their party’s latest electoral drubbing, the popular GOP governor of Nevada wasn’t there.

Area ice cream truck among participants at Fandango’s second Gourmet Food Truck Festival

The second annual Fandango Gourmet Food Truck Festival is set for Saturday with about 20 trucks, among them a local ice cream truck that just began business under new management.

Carson Perspective: Dispassion over all but the vig gig

Dispassion, in short supply now despite reverence for facts feigned by many advocates, is the special province of bookies and the house.

Obituary: Stephen A. Hays

Jan. 8, 1922 - May 14, 2013 Stephen A. Hays passed away as peacefully as he lived his life on May 14, 2013. Stephen was born on January 8, 1922 in Monet, MO, to Harry and Hazel Hays. He spent his childhood in Iowa and received his BS in Chemistry from Iowa State College. He earned his MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley prior to enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps, where he served as a B-24 Pilot in the Pacific during World War II. He spent many years as a chemist in the aerospace industry and retired from Rockwell International in Southern California in 1987.

Obituary: Lindsay Elizabeth Magness

Jan. 29, 1980 - June 6, 2013 Lindsay Elizabeth Magness, age 33, beloved daughter of Sandra and James Magness and sister to Michael Magness and sister-in-law to Linnea Magness and (Loreen King) her Nanny, passed away June 6, 2013 peacefully at home.

Obituary: Von E. “Bonnie” Clampitt

Jan. 6, 1926 - June 19, 2013 Von E “Bonnie” Clampitt passed away peacefully at her home in Carson City on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. She was born January 6, 1926 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Hazel Deckert and Ned Thomas. She graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1943.

Allen Rowe: In coin collecting, quality makes all the difference

The value of coins depends on a number of factors; the most important is quality. A coin’s grade makes a huge difference in value, but part of that is the quality a coin exudes within a grade itself. Grading has morphed into a 70-point scale that can break a coin down to a very specific price, but one thing that can’t be quantified is a coin’s “eye appeal.” Technical grade is evaluated on the strength of strike, number of contact marks, wear, severity of marks, toning or coloration, brilliance of luster and amount of dirt or contaminants on the surface.

Friday, June 21

Roger Diez: Local race fans have plenty of options this weekend

For classic car, motorcycle, and hot rod buffs, it’s that time of year again.

Proposed nuclear waste shipments worry Reid, Sandoval

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Gov. Brian Sandoval have raised serious concerns about the plans to ship what federal officials say is low-level nuclear waste to Nevada.

Nevada’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 2008

In May, Nevada’s unemployment rate reached its lowest level since 2008, as the seasonally adjusted number dropped 0.1 percent from April to 9.5 percent. The raw, unadjusted number went down a 0.3 percent from April to just 9.2 percent. Gov. Brian Sandoval said the improved numbers, coupled with the slight reduction in new unemployment claims statewide, indicates that the state’s jobs climate is improving.

Blue Jays drop two in Reno tourney

RENO — One game the Carson Blue Jays never had a chance to win. In the other they blew a 5-0 lead. All in all, not the best day at the ballpark.

Obituary: Everett O. Oliver

Aug. 11, 1930 - May 17, 2013 Everett O. Oliver, Jr., age 82, passed away on May 17, 2013 following a brief illness. He was born on August 11, 1930 in Chickasha, OK to Everett O. Oliver, Sr., and Mary E. Hendrick-Oliver.

Thursday, June 20

VA claims backlog reduced sharply in Reno office

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday the Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced the backlog of claims from more than 800 to just 49.

Wolf Pack’s Polian needs a history lesson

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Nevada Wolf Pack football coach Brian Polian was quoted in an story last week stating “there isn’t a lot of tradition here.” Not a lot of tradition at Nevada?

Allen hurls gem to beat North Valleys

RENO — Simply put, it was the best game of Brandon Allen’s Carson High career.

Martis Camp set to host prestigious junior event

TRUCKEE — If you like amateur golf at its purest form, circle the dates July 22-27 on your calendar.

Nevada’s number of new unemployment claims flat in May

A total of 16,183 new claims for unemployment benefits were filed in May — less than 1 percent fewer than in May 2012. Bill Anderson, chief economist for the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, said that is the smallest decline in six months. Still, he said, it’s the 39th month of the past 42 in which claims have been lower than in the same month the previous year.

Nevada employers billed to refill unemployment fund

Nevada employers will soon be billed an average of $25 per employee per year to cover interest on loans taken to pay out jobless benefits.

‘Navigators’ will help Nevadans find health plans

Nevada Health Link, the state agency charged with implementing the Affordable Care Act, has named eight organizations as navigators and “enrollment assisters” to help people find qualified health plans.

Death Notice: Marie Higgins

Marie Higgins, 93, passed away on June 17, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Obituary: James Fredrick “Jim” McQueen

Sep. 2, 1940 - June 19, 2013 James Fredrick “Jim” McQueen, age 72, passed away on June 19, 2013 in Fallon.

Death Notice: Von E. Clampitt

Von E. Clampitt, 87, passed away June 19, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Priscilla Sage Stalder

March 28, 1986 - June 15, 2013 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Priscilla Sage Stalder. A cherished daughter, loving mother, and caring sister. Priscilla leaves behind a daughter, Jordan Alexis Knight; mother, Barbara Ann Leonard; father, Chuck Stalder; sisters, Alicia (Nick) Woodson and Erica (Eric) Hornnes; brother, Elijah Stalder and many other family and friends too numerous to personally mention.

FPD names new captain

Ron Wenger came to Fallon more than 30 years ago while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. While that tour ended after five years, however, he decided to stay in Nevada and found a new career with the Fallon Police Department along the way.

Commissioners hear quarry pit proposal

The proposed reclamation and development of a quarry pit near Fallon was heard Tuesday afternoon by Churchill County Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting.

Convention Center Drive given green light

A & K Earth Movers was awarded a contract by the Fallon City Council Tuesday night to construct a roadway around Western Nevada College and the Fallon Convention Center.

Millions of 6 year olds can’t be wrong

We’ve all heard that old saying that all work and no play makes John a dull boy. I used to pity poor John…as a pleasure seeking slacker I never figured that too much work would ever be an issue for me. Well, it turns out that work comes in many forms and can be insidious ... it sneaks up on you.

Nevada’s marble ghost town

While most Nevada mining camps owed their existence to the quest to find gold and silver, the southeastern Nevada town of Carrara was different. Its founders discovered marble.

Relay for Life begins Saturday

Months of work to assist cancer victims will all come together this weekend when Relay For Life returns for an all-night community event at the Churchill County Middle High School.

Adm. Vance is heading home

With 33 years of Navy service behind him, Rear Adm. Mark “Cyrus” Vance figured it was time to return home to Big Sky country, to his native Montana where he was born and raised.

Lincoln Highway association stops in Fallon

The Lincoln Highway began connecting the U.S. 100 years ago when it became America’s first paved coast-to-coast road for the automobile to parallel many parts of the Pony Express route.

Silver State Opportunities invests in mezzanine fund

A state investment fund designed to boost education’s coffers has made its second investment.

Hard rock mining cracks $10 billion mark in 2012

Nevada mineral production in 2012 for the first time exceeded $10 billion in gross value.

Strategies on paying for college

From $20,000 to $65,000 a year — that’s the tuition cost for one year of college, said John McDonough, a money expert who helps retirees and parents plan for their families’ futures.

Looking beyond the border for investment opportunities

Are you traveling abroad this summer? If so, you won’t be alone. Increasingly, Americans seem to have gotten the “travel bug.” In fact, over one-third of the population now holds valid passports, according to the U.S. Department of State. Of course, seeing the world can help broaden our horizons in many aspects of life — including how we invest.

Naming your new family member

The family member to whom this refers is your new puppy or kitten. When a furry family member first arrives in our lives, many of us spend hours, even days, wondering what name to bestow on our newest companion. I have had the pleasure of sharing space with cats more than with dogs. Sometimes I had names already picked out just because I liked the sound of them; other times, I waited until I figured out the kitty’s personality. I have shared space with cats named Smokey, Maggie, Homer, Leo, TC, Sadie, Sybil, Ginger, Max, Molly and Rosalie.

Nevada counties receive $23 million

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has announced that Nevada has received much needed Payment in Lieu Taxes (PILT) funds totaling $23,331,913 from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Steps for making a smoother start to the day

(Family Features) — With so many things to do in a day, it’s easy to rush through the morning. But getting a smooth start can lead to a more productive day, leaving you feeling great and full of energy.


Churchill County Senior Center

Elder’s talk at Arts Council centers on landscapes

Artist Nina Elder will give a free and open-to-the-public talk at the Art Center tomorrow afternoon.

May unemployment claims remain unchanged

In May, 16,183 initial unemployment claims were filed in Nevada, compared to 16,319 in May 2012. That is a 0.8 percent decrease over the year, the sixth time in a row and the 39th month in the past 42 months that claims have been lower than the year before. However, this was also the smallest decline of the past six months, and was virtually unchanged over the year, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).


This summer try the train! Southern Pacific offers you the fastest service east and west on the luxurious Overland Limited, the Pacific Limited and the friendly San Francisco Challenger, with its 25, 30 and 35 cent meals, stewardess-nurse and special chair car for women and children. The train is made wonderful by an air-conditioned, delightfully cool, and clean environment.

Annual GEA geothermal summit begins next week in Reno

The third annual National Geothermal Summit begins Wednesday for two days at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno to bring together industry leaders, government officials and other power sector representatives from the United States and abroad for critical discussions on what is needed to move geothermal forward.

Wave stars ready for Sertoma

Even though the Greenwave football team competes in the second-biggest class in the state, that hasn’t stopped five former players from making some noise in the 32nd annual Sparks Sertoma Classic.

Totally fit

Countless surgeries, looks, teasing and success have built Lisa Gough into one tough cookie.

Grand new start for golf course

Lush green grass fills the fairways and greens. The transformation of the Fallon Golf Course has breathed new life into the course

A fine hike — for a graveyard

Graveyard Lakes, at least on the surface, doesn’t sound like the most appealing destination. Then again, neither does Devil’s Bathtub — choice No. 2 for our overnight backpacking trip.

Forceful title

The Fallon Force 12-and-under softball team won the championship at the Winnemucca tournament last weekend.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Seniors cap career at Sertoma Classic

On one cool Friday evening every June, some of the best football players you will encounter hit the field one last time before taking the next step of their journey.

With the US Open behind him, Quinn focuses on ACC

The former NHL star spent the last week caddying for Ernie Els at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, and now he’ll turn his attention to the 24th annual American Century Championship July 16-21 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Pine Nuts: How many drinks can a man buy in Nyala?

My favorite quote about Lake Tahoe that is not a Twain quote comes from a compelling 1860 book by J. Ross Brown, A Peep at Washoe.

U.S. lawmakers seek BLM horse-budget reforms

RENO — Thirty U.S. representatives urged new U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday to make a priority out of reforming the government’s wild horse management program and its spiraling budget that they say has created an “untenable situation” for both the mustangs and taxpayers.

Death Notice: Roy Robert Angell, Jr.

Roy Robert Angell, Jr., 79, passed away June 9, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Richard “Ricky” Watson

Richard “Ricky” Watson, 18, passed away June 16, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Margaret Jane Clemmer

Margaret Jane Clemmer, 77, of Carson City passed away June 15, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Wednesday, June 19

CCLL announces all-star selections

Carson City Little League named its all-star teams on June 15 in preparation for the upcoming District 1 all-star tournament which gets under way at Governors Field June 26.

‘Richest Rodeo in the West’ opens today

RENO — An up-and-coming young buck who’s trading his basketball shoes for cowboy boots and the defending world champion bull rider are among the headliners this week at the 94th Reno Rodeo, dubbed the “Richest Rodeo in the West.”

Beer, Brats & Ballet coming to BAC

Beer, Brats and Ballet will bring together a casual atmosphere and cutting-edge choreography at the Brewery Arts Center on Saturday evening, June 29.

Galette recipe will work with any fruit

I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately because there are so many things on my mind, and I have too much to do. I can’t get it all done in a day or the next ... or the next. Our town has so many activities going on that you would be hard-pressed to do it all.

‘A Handful of Nickels’ showing this weekend

Piper’s Opera House will present “A Handful of Nickels,” a vaudeville and burlesque comedy production, at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

PERS’ value a new record: $29.6 billion

The Public Employees Retirement System portfolio is worth a record $29.6 billion with about two weeks left in the fiscal year, Executive Officer Dana Bilyeu said Wednesday.

Death Notice: Betty Rae Chenea

Betty Rae Chenea, 89 of Carson City, passed away on June 15, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Casey O. Mulgrew

Casey O. Mulgrew, 62, passed away June 14, 2013 in Reno, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: William Ellery Sweet

William Ellery Sweet, 82 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 14, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Interim DMV leader’s job now permanent

Troy Dillard, who has served as interim director of the Department of Motor Vehicles since November, will officially lead the agency.

Giants score twice in 8th to beat Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — Juan Perez is trying to convince the San Francisco Giants to keep him around when injured center fielder Angel Pagan returns from the disabled list.

Tuesday, June 18

Obituary: Harvey Oliver Kolhoss

Sep. 15, 1914 - June 17, 2013 Harvey Oliver Kolhoss passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Banner Churchill Hospital. He was born in Fallon, Nevada on September 15, 1914 to Harvey and Nannie (Matthews) Kolhoss. Harvey was raised in Fallon and attended local schools graduating from Churchill County High School in 1934. After high school, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno graduating in 1938 with an engineering degree.

Obituary: Larry Porter

February 6, 1948 - May 15, 2013 Larry Porter is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cindie Porter; two children, Buddy Porter and Christy Porter; son in law, Gary Grimes; three grandchildren, Alexis, Austin and Harley; and brother, Chip Porter; and several nieces and nephews.

Death Notice: Kyle H. Theilen

Kyle H. Theilen, 59, passed away June 8, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Randall R. Williams

Oct. 12, 1958 - June 8, 2013 Randall R. Williams passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Carson City, NV. He was born on October 12, 1958 and was a Carson City resident all his life. He was employed by Wedco in Carson City at the time of his death.

Board delays legal decision

Discussion of the Legal Services position ended with no decision Thursday night during the Churchill County School trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting.

Millennium Scholarship to continue for 5 more years

The Nevada State Treasurer’s Office announced that $15 million allocated to the Gov. Guinn Millennium Scholarship program during the 2013 Legislative Session will allow the program continue through at least the 2017-2018 school year.


Churchill County Middle School A Honor Roll 2nd Semester


4th Grade Straight A Honor Roll


Western Nevada College Fallon campus is offering several College for Kids this summer in its Community Education Division.

Bus reflects on year’s ride

Interim Superintendent Bus Scharmann was praised for his work Thursday night during the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting.

Cancer affects us all

Relay for Life is here this weekend as one the largest fundraising events in Fallon and brings awareness to cancer, one of the nation’s biggest killers.

Nevada honors Flag Day at state Capitol building

CARSON CITY — The Nevada National Guard held a Flag Day ceremony for the 15th straight year at the Capitol building to commemorate the 236th anniversary of the U.S. flag and the U.S. Army’s 238th birthday on Friday. The ceremony was held inside the Nevada Capitol Assembly Chambers.

Republican mythology vs. facts

I recently compared terrorist attacks and scandals under presidents Reagan and Obama. Reagan did not come off well, but many right-wingers still believe that the so-called scandals under Obama are among the worst ever. This is partly because they are determined to criticize anything Obama does, and partly because right-wing media are not providing the information needed to make a rational judgment. Investigations are still going on, but it might be helpful to summarize what we do know about several of these claims.

Army celebrates 238th birthday

At the ceremony celebrating the 238th birthday of the Army, Secretary of the Army John McHugh said birthdays can be bittersweet.

Belated Father’s Day message

It’s no news to anyone that I disagree strongly with President Obama on just about any issue or policy position you can name.

Runners delight

Fallon was well represented in the annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey last weekend.

Events come in 3s

Remember when the Ormsby House in Carson City was open and running and not all closed up and in what they said was some kind of refurbishing? There is so much history attached to that beautiful building, I do wish somebody would get busy and bring it back to its original beauty. But I remember one special evening when I was there and met a lot of interesting people.

Former Wildcats take CWS stage

Two former Western Nevada College baseball players may meet in the 2013 College World Series.

All in the family

It will be a family affair at the High School National Finals Rodeo.

Drivers tear up Rattlesnake

Despite cooler temperatures, the action at Rattlesnake Raceway is getting hot.

Former Fallon cowgirls fall short at nationals

Fallon’s lone college seniors competing in the national rodeo couldn’t make the cut for finals last week in Wyoming.

Fallon trio heads to nationals

One Fallon cowboy and two cowgirls aim to put on a show at the 2013 National High School Finals Rodeo.

Vanderbeek wins city tournament

Former Greenwave golfer Matt Vanderbeek added another championship to the trophy case this month.

Obituary: Emily Anne Round

November 24, 1979 - June 6, 2013 Emily Anne Round born in Carson City, NV to Peggy Dodd of Gardnerville, NV and Joe Round of Gardnerville, NV was taken at a young age of 33 to a tragic motorcycle accident on June 6, 2013.

John Bullis: IRS often reviews S corporation income tax returns

The income tax return for a corporation that has elected to be taxed as an S corporation lists the owner’s wages and the remaining profit (which is taxed on the owner’s income tax return). The S corporation does not usually pay an income tax. The wages are subject to payroll taxes (Social Security and Medicare) just like any other employee. But the net profits (hope there are some) are subject only to income tax. The net profits are not subject to the payroll taxes.

Carson gives one away

Simply put, the Carson Blue Jays couldn’t stand prosperity.

Monday, June 17

Sunday, June 16

Saturday, June 15

Obituary: Anne Mary (Swaufield) Williams

Aug. 26, 1943 - April 24, 2013 Anne Mary (Swaufield) Williams, age 69, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

In Memory of Lorene and Gina Rasner

In memory of Lorene who left this life on April 25, 2013 and her daughter Gina who passed on December 13, 2012. Friends and family will gather together to celebrate their lives on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Mills Park at 5:00 p. m. by the covered picnic pavilions.

Obituary: Theresa Field

Dec. 27, 1946 - June 12, 2013 Theresa Field, 66, passed away June 12, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Theresa was born December 27, 1946 in Napa, CA to Louis and Betty Klufts. A longtime resident of Carson City, Theresa worked at Gilbert’s Drug store and later for the State of Nevada in the Notary department. She enjoyed gardening in her free time. Theresa also devoted much of her time to her family and grandchildren especially their involvement in sports.

Obituary: Clair A. Black

July 7, 1940 - May 20, 2013 Passed away unexpectedly at home of a heart attack May 20, 2013 he was 72.

Obituary: Barbara F. Vucanovich

June 22, 1921 - June 10, 2013 Former U.S. Representative Barbara F. Vucanovich died Monday, June 10, 2013 after a brief illness. Born June 22, 1921 in Camp Dix, New Jersey, Vucanovich was the daughter of Major General Thomas Farrell and Ynez White Farrell. Vucanovich graduated from the Albany Academy for Girls and attended Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart in New York.

Taste ends a bustling event day in Carson

Downtown Carson City was inside-out Saturday evening. Forty-four business that usually function mostly indoors set up booths under blue skies to form the city’s biggest buffet, known as the Taste of Downtown. As visitors strolled along Curry Street and other arteries west of Carson Street, they were greeted by a symphony of smells — tamales, pizza, baked goods and pulled pork — and sounds.

NASCAR loses driver in dirt-track disaster

Once again we are reminded that this sport we love can also break our hearts.

Holton dominates North Valleys, 3-0

On a day when the Carson Blue Jays struggled at the plate against less-than-stellar pitching, it was a good thing that sophomore-to-be right-hander John Holton was at the top of his game.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Saturday, June 15, 2013

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: wednesday • 3:38 p.m.: A 27-year-old Stagecoach man was arrested at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office on warrants for failure to comply, failure to appear traffic and failure to pay. Bail was set at $1,900.

Fallon senior receives state honor

Ginny Dugan of Fallon has been honored as Nevada’s Salute to Senior Service award winner.

Police: Fallon woman died from sharp force instrument

The initial report on an autopsy of a Fallon woman found dead in her home earlier this week indicates she died from a sharp force instrument.

Museum devoted to the ‘Lost City’

A couple of years ago when I was working on a book entitled, “Mysteries and Legends of Nevada,” I compiled a list of some of the most enduring and unexplained stories about the Silver State.

Bruins F Horton practices ahead of Game 2

CHICAGO — Milan Lucic remembers it like it was yesterday.

Saunders sharp in Seattle’s win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Mike Zunino hit his first career home run on a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Mickelson, Horschel share lead

ARDMORE, Pa. — Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against Merion, which is turning out to be the real star of this U.S. Open.

Friday, June 14

Death Notice: Gary A. Bowers

Gary A. Bowers passed away June 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Obituary: Mike Evasovic

June 10, 2013 Mike Evasovic, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home on June 10, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Ruth, Nevada to Serbian immigrants, Mike and Helen (Trbovich) Evasovic. He was the 9th of 10 children.

Obituary: Ronald Keith King

Dec. 29, 1951 - June 10, 2013 Ronald Keith King, born on December 29, 1951 in Sacramento, CA passed away on June 10, 2013 in Minden, NV. Ron was a long time Carson City and South Lake Tahoe resident. He spent his career in the food service industry working at many establishments including Harvey’s and Harrah’s casinos in South Lake Tahoe as well as Garibaldi’s in Carson City.

Thursday, June 13

Death Notice: Veronica Elaine LeBlanc

Veronica Elaine LeBlanc, 61 of Carson City, passed away on June 5, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Ralph Charles “Chuck” Ferguson Jr.

Nov. 8, 1933 - June 11, 2013 Ralph Charles “Chuck” Ferguson, Jr. passed away June 11, 2013 in Fallon. He was born November 8, 1933 in Fallon, Nevada to Ralph, Sr. and Irene I. Harvey Ferguson. He was a truck driver for rainbow bakery, an air force veteran and was loved by all who knew him.

Obituary: Carl Chris Jacobsen

June 8, 2013 Carl Chris Jacobsen passed away June 8, 2013 at the age of 70. He is survived by daughter, Stacy Jacobsen; two brothers, Tim and Ted Jacobsen; as well as two sisters, Evelyn King and Betty Sebert. There will be no services.

Death Notice: Carmen Maria Altemueller

Carmen Maria Altemueller, 53 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 6, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Marvin Glaesman

October, 1925 - June 11, 2013 Marvin Glaesman, a World War II Navy Man made his Honor Flight June 11th to meet his Commander-in-Chief, the Lord Jesus Christ, in person. He died at home with his wife and family.

Death Notice: Lawton Thomas Russell

Lawton Thomas Russell, 63 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Seyed Fard

Seyed Fard, 83 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Kerr eager to return to Tahoe for ACC

Steve Kerr has worn many hats during his professional career — 16-year player with seven teams, consultant, general manager and TV analyst.

Reno woman pleads guilty to heroin possession

A Reno woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to one count of possession of heroin.

Churchill artists display their work

Barbara Glenn has devoted a good part of her life to painting. Daniel Sperl was simply looking for new horizons in his retirement, and in the process, discovered a new and unique passion for color.

The Rescue Rainbow Ridge

Most of us are familiar with “The Rainbow Bridge,” and I was delighted to find another version of it, again by “Author Unknown.” This is dedicated to all those wonderful people whose lives are devoted to rescuing our four-legged companions, no matter what kind they are. As you will see, their good works never end.

We have the right to remain silent

I’ve heard a lot of people complaining about invasion of privacy this week. Americans everywhere were angry to learn that the NSA has received a blanket court order to monitor the phone calls and electronic communications of American citizens. It’s outrageous that our own government is spying on us, right?

The new reality for graduates

Another graduation ceremony has come and gone with a new crop of graduates ready to move on to other things. Congratulations to you. I wish you well, and hope you meet your goals. That may mean college, trade school, or starting a career. Choices you make now will affect your future prospects.

Don’t let investments take a vacation

At long last, summer is almost here — which may mean it’s time to put together your traveling plans. Still, while you and your family may enjoy going a summertime trip, there’s one part of your life that should not go on vacation — and that’s your investment portfolio.

Navy Federal: May sets record for consumer loan originations

Citing higher member optimism regarding personal finances and the economy, Navy Federal Credit Union booked $753 million in consumer loan originations during May, the best month in the credit union’s 80-year history. A majority ($2.3 billion) of Navy Federal’s record $3.1 billion in consumer loan originations so far in 2013 are auto loans.

The shot heard ‘Round the World’

One summer day in 1957, an 8-year-old boy growing up in a lower-middle-class family in a small town in the Midwest was indulged by his mother with 1 cent to spend at the corner market. So began a life-long love affair.

African rising star performs in Fallon

Tomorrow night is the City’s free in-the-park concert with Fatoumata Diawara, one of the rising young stars in African and World music.


Nevada artists to show in Fallon The Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios on Maine Street will feature an artist and native Nevadan from Reno, Jeannette Hale, through today.

City Council to consider Convention Center Drive

A road passing near the Fallon Convention Center and Western Nevada College will be addressed Tuesday night during the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 55 W. Williams Ave.

Color the town purple

June events 1-23 — Walgreens: Employees pay to wear jeans and tennis shoes for work

School report cards are in

Churchill County has seen its scores in the initial Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF) statewide rankings.

Sandoval vetoes gun control measure

Local gun rights enthusiasts and county officials applauded Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Thursday morning veto of gun reform legislation.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.


Nine week quarter ending June 7 4th Grade A Honor Roll


The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during May 2013. Delores Jean Anderson and James Roosevelt Anderson.

Ready to throw down

Back for the second consecutive year, the Nevada State High School Rodeo ropes into full action today.

Fallon’s best aim for titles

Fallon’s best are on display as the quest to qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo begins today.

Exceptional Rodeo rides back to state

Special needs children will don their cowboy hats and boots and take part in the 2013 Nevada High School State Rodeo. The Exceptional Rodeo has roped in several special needs children who will test their skills in the arena.

State queen contest re-energizes

This year’s competition marks the largest contest in years with three contestants. Six cowgirls submitted applications, but three were cut due to various reasons, according to Nevada State High School Rodeo Queen Assistant Loni Faught. The reminder, though, are vying for the crown currently held by Lowry High School senior Shaynee Monchamp.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Journey leads brother to become man of steel

A young man walked an uncertain path, searching for his purpose in life.

Nevada State High School Rodeo schedule

At the Churchill County Fairgrounds Today National Anthem, 8:30 a.m.

Tough Mudder brings the pain to Northstar California

Does getting together with a horde of zealous “mudders” to complete a daunting series of creatively challenging obstacles, while getting thoroughly soaked, shocked and covered in mud sound like your idea of an ideal weekend in Tahoe? If so, the upcoming Tough Mudder events at Northstar California may be right up your alley.

Wednesday, June 12

Obituary: Christopher Anthony Dobbs

Dec. 1, 1981 - June 7, 2013 Our beloved son and brother Christopher Dobbs left his worldly body on June 7, 2013 in Sparks, Nevada.

Death Notice: Lindsay Elizabeth Magness

Lindsay Elizabeth Magness, 33, passed away June 6, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Donna Marie Gustat

Donna Marie Gustat, 79 of Reno, passed away on June 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Donna M. Simpkins

Donna M. Simpkins, 78, passed away June 10, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are pending.

Death Notice: Bula Marilla Hrstka

Bula Marilla Hrstka, 91 of Carson City, passed away on June 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Hogan’s 1-iron all but extinct

ARDMORE, Pa. — The only 1-iron anyone talks about at Merion Golf Club is kept under wraps.

2 ex-WNC stars headed to Omaha

Some people might want to start calling the Western Nevada College baseball team a World Series launch pad. In the past four seasons, the Wildcats have sent five student athletes to NCAA baseball’s showcase tournament in Omaha, Neb., a year after participating in the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.

Knights sweep Blue Jays in twin-bill

RENO — Zeroes were anything but the norm in the Reno Knights-Carson Blue Jays doubleheader Tuesday night at Zunini Field.

WildCats win softball tournament

After going 0-3 in pool play on Saturday, the Nevada WildCats won three straight games to win the Sierra Summer Classic at Golden Eagle Regional Park last weekend.

The magic of music

My mother and I stood at the kitchen sink doing dishes when our neighbor suddenly rushed in to tell us that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. I was 16. Later, it was that same house where our family waited for the bells at the local churches to ring telling us that World War II was over. By then, I was now married and the mother of a son.

Medicare urges seniors to fight against fraud

In mailboxes across the country, people with Medicare will soon see a redesigned statement of their claims for services and benefits that will help them better spot potential fraud, waste and abuse.

One nation, under God, you say

In 1892, Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister and Christian Socialist, wrote the Pledge of Allegiance as an expression of his socialist ideals. Oh my. The pledge is socialist. Originally, it read: “I pledge allegiance to my flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” I can only surmise that the last phrase was a hope of Bellamy’s; it most surely wasn’t true.


Western Nevada College Fallon campus is offering several College for Kids this summer in its Community Education Division.


Literate adults are the key to a skilled workforce, a strong economy, safe and healthy communities, and happy productive families.

Q&A with the Pinders

LVN: What are some key differences between the college and high school levels?

Is your teen graduating with an ‘A’ in money management?

More high school students than ever will be collecting diplomas in the coming weeks, an increase attributed in part to new career-oriented schools that help students appreciate the link between learning and earning.

Octane Fest thrills

For starters, it’s a high-flying motocross trick performed at heights of up to 80 feet in the air. Second, the traditional definition nearly hit Rick Gray, the executive director of the Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority.

Bighorns tally 5 to select team

Five Oasis Academy Bighorns made the cut for the High Sierra Lacrosse League Select Team. The team will compete in the All-West Tournament in Morgan Hill, Calif., on July 13-14.

The perfect Father’s Day gift

Three years and two states between them, the Pinder sisters achieved a rare feat that few people will get to see coming from the Lahontan Valley.

Tuesday, June 11

Beckstrom nabs Super Comp title

Rick Beckstrom took the win in Super Comp and has given himself a shot to double-up Sunday at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Top Gun Raceway.

Wave nab 5 selections for Sertoma Classic

The Fallon football program will be well represented at the 32nd annual Sparks Sertoma Classic.

Poor voter turnout marks city elections

Another city election highlighted yet another poor showing from Fallon’s voters last week. Rachel Dahl and James Richardson each won re-election in contested races despite a low turnout for Wards 1 and 2.

Trustees to meet Thursday

A decision on the Legal Services position will be among the items considered Thursday when the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees holds its first regularly scheduled meeting of June.

CCHS graduation sizzles

Any graduation ceremony is about reflections of past, present and future. Churchill County High School’s Class of 2013 heard a reminder of that Friday from educator Mitch Overlie during its commencement on a sizzling afternoon when temperatures rose into the upper 90s.


The Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS) Veterans Outreach “ROVER” Program will complete June’s visits in Douglas County, Dayton and Silver Springs so veterans and family members will be able to meet with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for but unaware of.

Banner Health clinic sees more orthopedic injuries in children during summer

As summer approaches, kids are out of school and activity levels are high. While it’s fun to play in the sun, kids suffering from bone injuries are coming in to see doctors at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Local officialsremember congresswoman

Former U.S. Representative Barbara F. Vucanovich, who died peacefully Monday after a brief illness, was remembered for her work across the aisle and her efforts to help Nevada residents.

Water levels a concern for TCID

A less than filling runoff has created a water shortage in the Lahontan Valley. At Friday’s Truckee-Carson Irrigation District Board of Director’s meeting, water flows were a hot topic.

Pony Express delivers special package to Fallon

Long before the Internet, the Lincoln Highway began connecting the U.S. 100 years ago when it became America’s first paved coast-to-coast road for the automobile to parallel many parts of the Pony Express route.

Monday, June 10

“Wake Up to Carson City”: Visitors Bureau approves marketing plan

A draft marketing plan and an August youth event attracting thousands to the city dominated the Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau board meeting Monday. Starting a marketing campaign based on the plan and a new slogan, “Wake Up to Carson City,” isn’t expected until after the board’s July 8 meeting and the finalizing of a city identity and launch strategy.

Saturday, June 8

Obituary: James Terry Bullock

Oct. 18, 1935 - May 26, 2013 A fan of auto racing and avid golfer, James T. Bullock, 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 26, 2013. His wife and youngest daughter were by his side.

Darrell Moody: Genoa Lakes in top-notch shape

I had the opportunity to play golf at Genoa Lakes right before my recent surgery, and I came away very impressed with the course.

Holton, Thomsen spark Blue Jays

Moments after John Holton’s pop-up dropped untouched behind first base and brought in the winning run, Carson Blue Jays coach Bryan Manoukian had a wry smile on his face and half of his face was covered by his hat. It appeared that he knew his team had escaped another loss.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Saturday, June 8, 2013

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court. TUESDAY 11:54 a.m.: A Carson City man was arrested in the 2100 block of Columbia Way on two arrest-of-probationer warrants, as well as on suspicion of battery of a police officer. Bail was set at $8,500.

Nadal edges Djokovic 9-7 in 5th in French semis

PARIS — His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4½ hours old — and 14 games into the fifth set — when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic’s seemingly unreachable lob.

LeBron eyes Game 2 adjustments

MIAMI — If LeBron James played for the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich might have a message for him.

Cain is outstanding, but ‘dumb’ pitch costs Giants

PHOENIX — Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants were on the brink of giving Patrick Corbin his first loss in 10 decisions this season.

Donaldson hits grand slam to lead A’s to win

CHICAGO — A comeback victory with a grand slam, a last-inning homer-saving catch. Just another win for the Oakland Athletics during a run that has put them in first place in the American League West.

Friday, June 7

Carson High School wrestling coach goes out on top

Tim McCarthy, the elder statesman of wrestling coaches in Northern Nevada, has stepped down as Carson High School’s head coach.

Carson Blue Jays get hits, but not enough runs

The opportunities to score runs were ther, but the Carson Blue Jays failed to execute.

WNC’s Harber has good shot in draft

Who will become Western Nevada College’s 28th baseball athlete to be drafted?

New coach is energizing Nevada fans

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack athletic department has sold a school-record 1,100 new season tickets for football.

Dungarvin employee wins statewide award

The American Network of Community Options and Resources, a national trade association representing private providers of community living and employment, has recognized Dungarvin employee Cheryl Trice as Nevada’s 2013 direct-support professional of the year. Direct-support professionals, also referred to as caregivers, provide support for people with disabilities.

U.S. Energy, Interior bosses to Nevada summit Aug. 13

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell have agreed to give keynote speeches at a national clean energy summit this summer in Las Vegas.

Corrections officer pleads guilty in case involving sex with inmate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Nevada corrections officer accused of having a sexual relationship with a convicted child killer serving time at a North Las Vegas prison has pleaded guilty to misconduct of a public officer.

Thursday, June 6

Drought reduces Nevada hay production to pressure prices

List Ranch in Lovelock persevered through drought conditions in the early 1990s, and the hard-won experienced gained during that difficult time will help List and other northeastern Nevada alfalfa growers survive what’s shaping up to be one of the worst drought years in decades.

Museum looks forward to expansion

Billed as the “Best Little Museum on Highway 50,” The Churchill County Museum is about to get a little bit bigger thanks to the county’s recent acquisition of three parcels on South Maine Street.

Rising star headlines Oates Park concert

The first of the free city of Fallon concerts will be presented June 15 on the Centennial Stage in Oats Park and will feature the music of Fatoumata Diawara.

Visitor center gives eye-level view to Tahoe’s history

At Lake Tahoe’s Taylor Creek Visitor Center, you can look eye-to-eye with a fish.

Fierce but friendly rivalry

Hailey Bunker and Chelsie Schank have been fierce competitors both academically and athletically the past four years at Churchill County High School.

NV Energy acquired for $5.6 billion

NV Energy has been sold to MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., for $5.6 billion.

Trustees award E.C. Best School project contract

A construction project contract for E.C. Best Elementary School was approved on Wednesday afternoon during a special meeting of the Churchill County School District trustees.

Tattoo shop in the ink

Cody Deegan was allowed to move forward his home-based tattoo business Thursday after Churchill County commissioners addressed concerns from neighbors during a public hearing at regularly scheduled meeting.


It’s the day seniors have circled on their calendars since school began in August.

Will you be able to retire when you want?

Despite the soaring stock market of the past few years, some Americans are nervous about their ability to retire comfortably — or even retire at all.

This, that and other things

I’m delighted that this week’s column carries the voices of two other contributors. Teresa Summers, executive director and shelter manager, passed the following along:

Guide to American masculinity

I have often used this forum to dispense unsolicited advice about the proper expression of masculinity in modern society. More to the point I continue to resist the “wussification” (a word I made up because the word I should use is inappropriate for this newspaper) of American men by sharing helpful hints about what is and is not manly behavior.

Everyone has a story

Not too long ago, members of a newspaper group to which I belong began discussing — perhaps debating — the merits of paid versus free obituaries.


Since April, 30 local Port of Subs restaurants have been collecting change for C*A*R*E* Chest of Sierra Nevada via the chain’s Change for Charity Program.

SEnior menu

Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.

WNC welding class

Western Nevada College Fallon campus is offering a few adult non-credit class this summer designed to teach the newcomer to welding some employable skills. Course details and registration information is available at

Agencies launch Food Waste Challenge

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, calling on others across the food chain — including producer groups, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities, and other government agencies — to join the effort to reduce, recover, and recycle food waste.

On-site assessment set for Fallon Police Department

The Fallon Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of an accreditation program to verify it meets the highest professional standards and best-practices in law enforcement today.

Swim programs pack summer calendar

The Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a number of summer swimming programs.

Pedal to the metal

The roar of the dragsters, monster trucks and motocross is coming. Back for its sixth year, Octane Fest hits Fallon and Churchill County for another year of motorsports action.

Bighorns caps inaugural season in fourth

The Oasis Academy Bighorns lacrosse team completed its first season in the High Sierra Lacrosse League in fourth place.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Powers brought life to Nevada baseball

Diamonds never existed on the University of Nevada campus more than 30 years ago.

County programs start Monday

The Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department is keeping busy this summer. The department is offering numerous programs and camps for people of all ages.

MotoX show delivers big-time pro riders

There is a new high-flying twist to Octane Fest this year. While the annual motorsports festival rides into full gear today at Top Gun and Rattlesnake raceways, the popular jamboree adds a new competitive component.

Ex-Greenwave stars thrive on college stage

As graduation headlines this weekend in the Lahontan Valley, five former Greenwave baseball and softball stars turned in another noteworthy season on the collegiate level.

Silver Springs man, 93, was in the pilot’s seat for D-Day

In the early morning of June 6, 1944, Capt. Hale Bennett sat in the cockpit of Crime Doctor, his B-26 Marauder bomber. He was waiting to take off from an airstrip at Great Dunmow, England, to bomb targets at Utah Beach, France.

Hank Haney says Michael Phelps isn’t that much of a project

Hank Haney is probably best known for being Tiger Woods’ swing coach; now he spends his time working with well-known celebrities and sports stars on his TV show “The Haney Project”.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: TUESDAY • 9:14 p.m.: Amber Chiaratti, 26, of Carson City was arrested in the 3100 block of Surrey Lane on suspicion of domestic battery. Bail was set at $3,000.

Wednesday, June 5

Fruit course makes for breakfast or simple dessert

Virginia City is turning into quite the foodie destination. New restaurants on C Street — the Corner Cupboard and Julie Bulette’s — offer casual American fare, while the Core in the Cider Factory on B Street will be known for more of a European touch. Our traditional favorite, the Café Del Rio, stills charms guests with a five-day schedule of great southwestern cuisine.

Seven WNC baseball stars moving on

The pipeline from Western Nevada College to NCAA Division I and other standout baseball programs around the country continues to flow with Wildcat talent.

Community sports roundup Tennis camp set for Centennial next week

Diane Baker-Roberts, Carson High tennis coach, is putting on her yearly tennis camp from June 10-13 at Centennial Park.

Nevada home prices jump 25 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices soared 12.1 percent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, as more buyers competed for fewer homes. Real estate data provider CoreLogic says prices rose in April from the previous April in 48 states. Prices also rose 3.2 percent in April from March, much better than the previous month-to-month gain of 1.9 percent.

Checks are in the mail for 37k foreclosed Nevadans

LAS VEGAS — Nearly 37,000 Nevadans who went through foreclosure during the recession will receive a check this month as part of a massive, national settlement. Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said Tuesday that the checks — which average just under $1,500 each — won’t come close to compensating people for the loss of their homes.

Tuesday, June 4

Phelps in celeb golf, Jordan may be out at ACC

Michael Phelps joined the celebrity golf lineup this week, but Roger Clemens and possibly Michael Jordan are out.

City Councilincumbentsretain seats

By narrow margins, Rachel Dahl and James Richardson were re-elected Tuesday to the Fallon City Council for second terms after a campaign marked by a low voter turnout.

County Commissioners meet Thursday

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

Republican Christmas in May

Republicans must be feeling that Christmas has come early. They are thrilled to think they finally have something on Obama. Under Bush, one scandal after another, one broken law after another. As long as it’s a Republican president trashing the Constitution, no problem. But when Obama was elected, Republicans made it clear they wanted him to be a one-term president, no matter what he actually did; they have been hunting for over four years to find something that will stick. Now they think they have it.

‘The rightthing to do’

This year’s graduation of the Western Nevada College and the Churchill County Adult Education Diploma Program has provided us into an insight of what awaits the most recent graduates. In less than 72 hours, high school seniors who receive their diplomas also face an uncertain mixed bag of opportunities waiting for them.

BOR releases report on Newlands Project

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) announced in a press release the release of its Draft Resource Management Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Newlands Project.

Can Medicare save money for beneficiaries?

Since Medicare Part D went into effect in 2006, prescription drugs have been an integral part of the Medicare benefit package. So, the question of how seniors can save additional money on medications often comes up, but so does the question of how the entire Medicare Part D program can be more cost-effective and save taxpayers money without jeopardizing enrollee benefits.

Stewardship program application due June 14

The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program will provide about $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres enrollment this year.

Hepatitis A Outbreak affects Silver State

The Nevada State Health Division and local health authorities, in collaboration with several other states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A associated with frozen Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend of berries sold at Costco. However, investigations are ongoing to determine if this product was sold at other stores or venues.

Car wash cased cleaned

A Florida man was sentenced for his role in a 2008 burglary of a local car wash. Stephon Thrash, 24, was sentenced Tuesday in District Court to one year in the Churchill County Jail by Judge Robert Estes.

WNC receives partial reprieve

Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, found most of the money he said is needed to keep the state’s two small rural community colleges — including Western Nevada College — intact.

CCHS graduation Friday

Churchill County High School’s graduation is Friday at 7 p.m. at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Command master chief trades East Coast for the High Desert

Although he has spent the majority of his military career on the East Coast, Naval Air Station Fallon’s new command master chief said he welcomes the opportunity to accept an assignment at the Navy’s premier training facility in the Nevada high desert.

Adult Education diplomas: Tying the past to the present

Tying the past to the present gave graduates from the school district’s Adult Education Diploma Program a sense of their origins and final rewards in obtaining their diplomas Thursday night at the high school theater.

Fallon man recognized as Veteran of the Month

Mike Mader was recognized as Nevada’s June Veteran of the Month during a presentation at the Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS) in Reno on May 29.

Nevada high court hears arguments on Vegas hotel

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Supreme Court justices seeking common ground found more disagreement between lawyers arguing the fate of a flawed hotel at the CityCenter development on the Las Vegas Strip.

Octane Fest blasts off at Top Gun

The roar of the drag strip will kick off the annual Octane Fest on Friday. Top Gun Raceway will host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division Friday through Sunday in an action-packed weekend.

Fallon open gym hours change, swim programs begin Monday

Open gym hours Venturacci Park change Monday The Gym at Venturacci Park will change its open gym hours on Monday.

Blue night for Red corner

In front of a packed house, Big Blue left the Elmo Dericco Gym with a big win.

WNC baseball pipeline continues

The pipeline from Western Nevada College to NCAA Division I and other standout baseball programs around the country continues to flow with Wildcat talent.

Academics create paths for Morrison

When he was little, Josh Morrison spent his summers playing soccer with the high school kids because he loved the sport and wanted to be successful when it was his turn to don the green and white.

Sandoval vetoes ward voting bill, says voters don’t want it

Voters in Carson City, Henderson, Reno and Sparks will continue electing public officials via citywide elections.

Monday, June 3

Universal background checks OK’d; veto next

A bill mandating background checks on everyone who buys a gun in Nevada is on its way to the governor’s desk after clearing the Legislature on the last day its in session.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Monday, June 3

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court. FRIDAY • 5:45 p.m.: A 42-year-old Carson City man was arrested in the 400 block of Lee Street on a probation-violation warrant. Bail was set at $3,000.

Pot-dispensary bill headed to Sandoval

It’s up to Gov. Brian Sandoval to allow or deny establishment of a legal system providing marijuana to Nevadans who need it for medical reasons.

Lawmakers accidentally violate state Constitution

Inexperience reared its head in dramatic fashion on the Assembly floor Monday as members passed a major budget bill in violation of the Nevada Constitution.

Mining tax amendment would extend status quo

Lawmakers are finalizing a 49-page amendment to Senate Bill 400 that’s designed to ensure governments don’t lose money if voters OK eliminating mining’s constitutional protections.

Sunday, June 2

Fears of special session growing

With less than two days to go in the regular session, Senate leaders and some veteran lobbyists are questioning whether majority Democrats can adjourn the 2013 Legislature by Monday night.

Comp-meals deal moves quickly after hearing

Legislation sanctifying a deal over taxing complimentary meals moved quickly out of the Assembly committee after a brief hearing Saturday.

Saturday, June 1

Carson juniors on losing end of all-star game

RENO — Carson High made its presence felt at Saturday’s Northern Nevada Junior All-Star baseball game.

Carson seniors on winning all-star team

RENO — Luke Maher, Charlie Banfield and Cody Schmidlin donned the Carson blue and white one last time for Saturday’s Northern Nevada Senior All-Star baseball game.

State suffers a shortage of health-care workers

The jobs crisis in health care is threatening to get worse as providers in Nevada, as in much of the country, struggle to fill positions ranging from cardiologists and registered nurses to lab technicians and medical coders.

Baseball, softball coaches need to get a clue

This is my yearly rant at the Division I softball and baseball coaches.

Education achievements

Johnson graduates from University of Kansas Travis Johnson of Gardnerville graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. The Class of 2013 includes more than 1,440 students who completed degree work in summer and fall 2012.

IRS problems good for taxpayers?

Well, what a fine howdy-do and a happy yippity-skippity we have here! The Internal Revenue Service got caught with their hands in the cookie jar. I suppose it is no surprise to those who were being picked on. If you are in the groups that IRS higher-ups currently “like” and thus are feeling “safe,” just remember that power exercised against one group could easily be exercised against others at some other time.

Birth announcements

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: • To Thalia Dean and Jose Elizondo of Carson City, a daughter, Tianna Jaide Elizondo, born May 4, 2013, weighing 6 pounds and 4 ounces.

Anti-sex trafficking bill passed

The Legislative session’s most comprehensive sex trafficking bill is now awaiting Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s signature.

Money committees vote to reverse state worker pay cuts

The Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means committees voted unanimously Friday to restore the 2.5 percent pay cuts state workers have endured the past four years.

Driver-privilege cards will be available Jan. 1

In a ceremony attended by every Hispanic member of the Legislature and more than two dozen activists, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill creating cards that allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally in Nevada.

Purcell named first-team softball

Carson High pitcher-outfielder-first baseman Jennifer Purcell was named to the Sierra League’s first team as voted on by the league coaches.

Memorials for fallen drivers scheduled

It is with a heavy heart that I share my thoughts on the tragedy at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway last Saturday night.

Blue Jays hold on for victory

RENO — The Carson Blue Jays moved over the .500 mark for the summer season with a wild 10-8 win over McQueen Thursday night.