Stories for May 2013


Friday, May 31

Niners great Craig to speak at Governor’s Dinner

RENO — One of the all-time greats of the San Francisco 49ers, three-time Super Bowl champion Roger Craig will serve as the keynote speaker at the 45th annual Governor’s Dinner in July, the Nevada athletics department announced Tuesday.

Polian, Knuth pump up Wolf Pack fans

Charisma and energy filled the room as Nevada football coach Brian Polian spoke to the Wolf Pack faithful on Wednesday at Pizza Barn.

In this corner ...

The fighters have been signed, sealed and delivered.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Sports year closes with state appearances

Another chapter of Greenwave athletics has come to a close. While there were no state team championships for the first time since Fallon entered the Division I-A, the Greenwave still had some productive teams who have established themselves as strong contenders for the new school year.

Lady Wave leans on youth

Without two key components from the state championship teams, the 2013 season appeared it would be the most challenging to win it all again.

Playoff heartbreak fuels Greenwave

Every year continues to get tougher. After winning the state championship in its first season in the Division I-A, the Greenwave baseball team has slowly missed its target the last two years.

Carson gridders wrap up spring practice

Carson High’s football team wrapped up its two-week spring session with a two-hour 7-on-7 scrimmage Thursday afternoon.

Senators toss gem in 10-0 win

RENO — Jace Zampirro and John Holton combined on a 3-hitter, and Chase Blueberg collected three hits to lead the Carson Blue Jays to a 10-0 win over the Reno A’s on Thursday at Bishop Manogue.

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.

Nevada lawmakers on verge of restoring state worker pay cuts

Lawmakers are closing in on a deal that would restore the pay cuts state workers have suffered during the past five years.

Carson shop’s focus: Cupcakes, and only cupcakes

Cupcakes and coffee rule the roost at Carson Cupcakes on East William Street, a mom-and-pop shop in business two weeks and planning a grand opening Saturday. Jesika Yochum, the proprietor, said she was a hairstylist until late last year but saw an entrepreneurial opportunity in the community.

Thursday, May 30

Powers deserved more from departure

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

UNR season football tickets selling at record pace

RENO — Nevada athletic officials say season tickets for this year’s Wolf Pack football games are selling at a record pace.

City Council seats at stake

Competition among four candidates for two seats on the Fallon City Council is now in the home stretch.

What happened to Nevada?

The Nevada I grew up in is no more. It hurts me to consider moving to a state that has the attitude Nevada once had, although judging from some comments I get ,some will celebrate if that happens,.

Contradiction of beating a dead horse

You likely have noticed the support and affection that the liberals are heaping upon the Republican leadership these days. They are out in the open with appreciation for Republicans who have helped to pass bills put forward by the Democrat Party. They are even giving free advice to the GOP on how it might win back the White House come 2016.

Trading in his badge and uniform

A veteran lawman who recently retired from the Nevada Highway Patrol traded in his badge and uniform for … another badge and uniform.

June is adopt a shelter cat

Many national animal/pet organizations declare June as “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.” CAPS fully supports this countrywide campaign, but we encourage you to consider adopting a shelter cat in July through May as well. Before adopting, however, we suggest that you have the following bases covered.

USMC: Human error caused Hawthorne’s live-fire accident

The command investigation into the tragic death of seven Marines and the injury of eight other service members of 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, at Hawthorne Army Depot on March 18 has been completed.

Nevada makes lasting impression for writers

Over the years, a variety of writers, some famous and others not so well known, have spent time in the Silver State and departed affected by the experience.

Help elderly loved ones avoid financial abuse

It’s unfortunate, but true: The elderly population may be the most vulnerable group in our society. In fact, in an effort to call attention to the problems of physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly, the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. If you have older parents, or even grandparents, can you do to anything to help prevent them from being victimized, especially with regard to their finances?

City’s free-in-the-park concert nears

The first of the city’s free, outdoor, in-the-park concerts is coming up on June 15. The featured artist will be Fatoumata Diawara. She is from Mali and is a rising star on the African/World Music scene.

A & E Briefs

The Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios on Maine Street will feature an artist and native Nevadan from Reno, Jeannette Hale, from June 1-14.

Business Licenses

The City of Fallon issued the following business Licenses in April 2013.

NxLevel for Entrepreneurs

NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs will be offered in Fernley and Carson City to all Northern Nevada businesses from Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Hawthorne, Yerington, Smith Valley, Silver Springs, Dayton, Carson City, Minden and Gardnerville.

Public sex act at park beds guilty plea

A Fallon woman accused of having sex on the porch of the Churchill Arts Center plead guilty Tuesday in District Court.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

Taxable sales: Churchill sees slight increase from 2012

Nevada counties with big-box stores saw a big jump in general merchandise sales in March.

Arbor Day booklet includes Nevada trees

The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, “What Tree Is That?,” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.

Agricutural training offered for producers

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will be hosting the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training for food safety next week — Wednesday thorugh Friday — at the Nevada Department of Agriculture in Sparks.

Elena Thurman helps Blue squad to win

Elena Thurman said she hadn’t played basketball since Carson High was eliminated from the section playoffs in mid-February, but it wasn’t evident Wednesday night.

General merchandise sales up 57 percent in Carson City in March

Nevada counties with big-box stores saw a big jump in general merchandise sales in March. The statewide 18.6 percent increase was the result in a major jump in sales by a single retailer, said Marian Henderson of the Taxation Department. She was barred from giving specifics.

Investigation into ouster of Brooks cost $95K

An investigation that led to the unprecedented ouster of former state Assemblyman Steven Brooks cost Nevada taxpayers nearly $95,000.

Annual Pops Party takes audience to the movies

The Carson City Symphony will present “At the Movies” at the 29th annual Pops Party concert at 3 p.m. June 9 on the back lawn at the Governor’s Mansion.

Live entertainment

Mark Diorio will perform casual jazz piano at 11:30 a.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St. Tom Miller will host an open-mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Plan: b Microlounge, 318 N. Carson St.

‘Handful of Nickels’ comedy show coming to Piper’s

Musician and actor Larry Elliott and comedy duo Jeanette Knight and Michael Seneca will appear in “A Handful of Nickels,” a vaudeville and burlesque musical comedy show, at 7 p.m. June 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. June 22 at Piper’s Opera House, 12 N. B St. in Virginia City.

Medical marijuana dispensary bill passes Senate, goes to Assembly

A bill that would allow Nevada medical marijuana patients to access the medicine passed the Senate on Wednesday, with even a majority of Republicans backing it.

TRPA compromise on way to governor’s desk

The bill withdrawing Nevada’s threat to pull out of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is on its way to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s desk.

‘Remedy’s Rides’ car show is Saturday

Valley Cruisers will sponsor “Remedy’s Rides” car show and fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Remedy’s Bar, 306 E. Williams St. Money raised will benefit costs for an open heart surgery operation for 2-year-old Austin York. Call 775-301-6200.

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. MidAmerican is purchasing all outstanding shares of NV Energy’s common stock for $23.75 a share. According to MarketWatch, the announcement prompted the trading value of NV Energy shares to jump more than 20 percent.

Thurman helps Blue squad to win

Elena Thurman said she hadn’t played basketball since Carson High was eliminated from the section playoffs in mid-February, but it wasn’t evident Wednesday night.

Rivals Nolan, Myers lead Sierra all stars in OT loss

Carson’s Matt Nolan and Douglas’ Hunter Myers are rivals during the high school season and teammates during the travel ball season. They both used the term bittersweet when asked about the end to their high school careers.

Wednesday, May 29

Western Nevada College president calls for study of community colleges

Western Nevada College President Carol Lucey has added her voice to the chorus of calls for a thorough interim study of Nevada’s community college system.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: FRIDAY • 8:07 a.m.: Denise Lynn Grover, 41, was arrested in the 200 block of East Hampton Drive on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassing. Bail was set at $9,150.

Ricken named Lahontan League MVP

Rileigh Ricken capped a breakout junior season as the Lahontan League’s Most Valuable Player.

Wolf Pack-UCLA football game picked up by Pac-12 Network

RENO — The Nevada football team picked up its 10th national television game of the year on Wednesday as Pac-12 Networks will broadcast the Wolf Pack’s season opener at UCLA on Aug. 31, the Pac-12 announced.

Octane Fest in tight spot

The annual motorsports festival received bad news Thursday when the King of the West Sprint Car series cancelled its appearance for safety reasons, according to Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority Executive Director Rick Gray.

RIDING THE PINE: Hall of Fame a must for CCHS fundraising, athletics

A hall of fame. It is a must for Churchill County High School. Showcasing those who dedicated themselves to the school and achieved greatness would enhance the legacy of fantastic athletes, coaches, dominant teams and many others.

Wolf Pack coaches caravan hits Fallon today

Nevada Athletic Director Doug Knuth and football coach Brian Polian will be in Fallon today.

County details youth summer camps, activities

The Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department has released its summer schedule.

Carson High Blue Jays split four games; Butler makes all-region for golf

The Carson Blue Jays split four games during the Memorial Day weekend.

Community sports roundup Reid, Baker shine in Mt. Sac Decathalon

WALNUT, Calif. — Corey Reid and Dakota Baker finished first and third, respectively, at the 36th annual Mt. Sac Decathalon held over the weekend.

health inspections

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for May 16. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:

Tuesday, May 28

Examining the issues

City elections: Early voting for the city of Fallon elections has begun with the general election set for Tuesday.

Veterans cemetery receives high honors

The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery (NNVMC) received the Excellence in Appearance award from the Department of Veteran Affairs National Cemetery Administration which oversees and assists veteran memorial cemeteries throughout the country.

May Veteran of the Month announced

Michael Evans was recently recognized as Nevada’s May Veteran of the Month during a presentation at Las Vegas High School.

Trustees extend Parsons project

Two contract extensions were granted to Parsons Commercial Technology Group Thursday night during the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting.

NAS Fallon housing

Congressman Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has announced that H.R. 1169, the Naval Air Station Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act, was included in H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, and it passed the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. Its inclusion in the defense funding bill makes it highly likely it will become law later this year.

Goodbye dear friend

This old lady knows better. When someone you care about is ill, and you don’t call, send a card or visit him or her; you should be ashamed of yourself when news comes about this person’s death. And so I am.

New target, same old spin

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said on Twitter, “The attacks on our embassies and diplomats are a result of perceived weakness. Mitt Romney was right on that point.”


The following births have been reported by Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Travises agree to deal in Overland case

Nearly 18 months after a brutal, blood-filled brawl at the Overland Hotel that left one man dead, the two men accused of the attack appeared Tuesday in District Court.

Area vets honor fallen comrades

On a cool, overcast Memorial Day, veterans conducted three ceremonies to honor local servicemen and women who either died during war or in peacetime.

Logos Christian Academy goes to court

The Logos Christian Academy fifth through eighth-grade classes recently attended court at the Churchill County Justice courtroom to perform a mock trial.

Dwarf car community reacts to racing deaths

The deaths of two Dwarf car drivers at Reno-Fernley Raceway Saturday night sent shockwaves well beyond the local region.

Sports briefs | Stand-up paddleboard season upon us

Competition is on Lake Tahoe from one hour before sunrise to “High Noon” Sunday. Prize money is awarded to anglers who reel in the largest Mackinaw ($1,000), brown trout ($500) and rainbow trout ($250).

Bill that would save millions advancing

A law that could have saved Nevada millions if it had passed two years ago is headed for Senate approval.

Monday, May 27

Colorado River talks begin today

Top water decision-makers from seven Western states plan to join conservation groups and Indian tribes in San Diego today to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every usable drop from the overtaxed Colorado River.

Bill that would save millions advancing

A law that could have saved Nevada millions if it had passed two years ago is headed for Senate approval.

Gaming bill now study; kiosk sports-betting fight continues

The author of legislation aimed at restricting some of the not-so-little “little guys” on the gaming scene has amended the plan into a two-year technology study instead of a new tax.

Sunday, May 26

2 race car drivers die in Reno-Fernley Raceway accident

Two race car drivers died Saturday night at the Reno=Fernley Raceway south of Fernley, reports the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Fallon, Fernley conduct Memorial Day ceremonies

Memorial Day recognizes servicemen and women who died, either serving their country in war or in peacetime.

Bills put controls on state tax abatements

Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, says if Nevada is giving out tax breaks, the state should know what it’s getting for them.

Assembly committee approves drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants

The legislation designed to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses is now just a step from final legislative approval.

Stars shine at Tah-Neva meet

Below are the top three finishers in individual results and team scores from the Tah-Neva Championships held Wednesday at Carson High:

High school hoop stars take court Wednesday

Carson High basketball coaches Nate Tolbert and Carlos Mendeguia will get a chance to coach some of the best players in Northern Nevada on Wednesday.


Gilpin and Hassman join Greater Nevada Credit Union Greater Nevada Credit Union has added Jeremy Gilpin as the new vice president of business services and Rick Hassman as vice president of finance.

Saturday, May 25

WNC hosts first multi-faith service for grads

Western Nevada College held the first Baccalaureate service consisting of a sermon delivered to the graduating class on May 20. Faith leaders belonging to Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i and Native American traditions blessed the graduates with their respective prayers in this Service. Dance and music also formed part of this ceremony and a representative of non-believers also addressed the service.

TRPA compromise on way to Sandoval’s desk

Compromise legislation repealing Nevada’s threat to withdraw from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is headed to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s desk.

Roger Diez: Get comfy for a long day of racing Sunday

Congratulations are in order, first to Ed Carpenter for winning the pole for the 97th Indy 500, and second to Jimmie Johnson for his NASCAR All-Star race victory.

Powers steps down as University of Nevada baseball coach

RENO — Wolf Pack baseball coach Gary Powers has decided to retire from his position after more than 30 years of service to the University of Nevada, Powers and University of Nevada Director of Athletics Doug Knuth announced Friday.

Blue Jays open summer season

The Carson Blue Jays, the summer baseball team of the Carson High Senators, started its season with a 11-6 to the Reno A’s on Wednesday.

Friday, May 24

Lawmakers OK bill aimed to curb youth tobacco use

For the first time, Nevada lawmakers have approved allowing county commissions to bar minors from possessing, using or trying to buy tobacco.

Bill adds to court-ordered mental health treatment

The Nevada Assembly has approved allowing courts to order mentally ill defendants who have regular run-ins with the law to complete tailored outpatient treatment plans.

Bill overhauling sex ed curriculum dies in Senate

A bill overhauling Nevada’s sex education curriculum has died in the state Senate.

Legislative guide reprinted to remove Brooks

The Guide to the Nevada Legislature for this session might not look different than it did in February, but it is. The Legislative Counsel Bureau ordered the full-color guide edited to remove Steven Brooks from the Assembly pages and replace him with Tyrone Thompson.

Lawmakers restore $76 million in state education budget

The money committees voted Friday to put $76 million back into the K-12 education budget.

Bills make it in under deadline

The last major deadline facing lawmakers passed relatively smoothly Friday — the final day to get non-exempt bills out of the second house.

Senate approves legislation extending voter registration

A bill to extend voter registration deadlines has passed the Nevada Legislature on mostly partisan lines, but faces a likely veto by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Carson City could have ward voting soon

Legislation mandating that Carson City elect supervisors depending on which ward they live in, rather than citywide, received final legislative approval Friday.

Nevada voters will decide gay-marriage, mining-tax issues in 2014

Nevada voters will decide in November 2014 whether to eliminate the mining industry’s protection against higher taxes.

BMX track ready to rip

A little rain brewed up some perfect track conditions this week and BMX biking is about to officially take off.

High school rumble returns

The Elmo Derrico Gym is packed with students ready to rumble.

Wolf Pack AD, coach roll to Fallon

The Blue and Silver caravan is ready to roll. The University of Nevada’s newest members will be in Fallon at Pizza Barn at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a meet-and-greet with Wolf Pack fans.

Pink Power

Boxing combines power, speed, endurance and skill to overcome an opponent.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Nevada honors Ault with naming of Mackay Stadium field

With nothing in the near future to continue his playing career, a short quarterback with more football knowledge than most wanted to dive into coaching.

Committee approves offering tax credits for filmmakers coming to Nevada

Legislation designed to draw Hollywood filmmakers to Nevada was unanimously approved Thursday by the Senate Finance Committee.

Juror ousted as trial for Harvey Whittemore resumes

RENO — A federal judge in Reno removed a juror but declined to declare a mistrial Thursday in Harvey Whittemore’s trial on charges of illegal campaign fundraising. The juror was overheard making a comment that raised questions about whether he could be fair to the former developer and high-powered lobbyist.

Thursday, May 23

What does Dow 15,000 mean to you

This month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a milestone, when, for the first time, it closed above 15,000. Of course, 15,000 is a nice, round number, and it sounds pretty big — but what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? Is it cause for celebration — or is it more of a “caution” flag?

City poised to adopt 2013-2014 budget

City of Fallon website:

Nevada’s wackiest building

LAS VEGAS — Love it or leave it. Hate it, laugh at it or admire it.


Brad T Jackson, financial adviser at Kafoury Financial Services in Fallon has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the “certified financial planner” and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements.

Navy Federal shares financial advice for those facing income loss

Navy Federal Credit Union is sharing financial advice for members and U.S. federal government employees facing a loss of income due to sequestration.

People are basically honest

When I was a kid my parents always taught me that it was important to tell the truth. Whenever I was caught lying I was severely punished, but still, when confronted with a cookie I had taken without permission, unless I still had the cookie in my hand, I would deny it every time.

Preventing those dog bites

This week has been designated National Dog Bite Prevention Week. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 4.5 million dog bites occur each year, and of these, 20 percent require medical attention because they are severe ( Most victims of dog bites are children, and children are usually the ones requiring medical care. (The next group most bitten is senior citizens.)

CDs and a free concert in the park

Terry Allen, who’s performed here in Fallon a couple of times, has a new CD, his first in more than fourteen years, “Bottom of the World” (TLA Recordings). Allen is one of the most literate of the crop of Texas singer-songwriters and the new CD is filled with his off-kilter, and spot-on, ruminations on a variety of things from the shooting death of his dog, Queenie, to the death of John Wayne, the perils of being an emergency human blood courier and wondering if they dream if hell in heaven. Quiet, ruminative, spare and arid as the desert landscape yes provocative and thought provoking.


The Churchill County High School Theatre 2 class will present “The Staggering Heartbreak of Jasmine Weatherford”by Don Zolidis on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The one-act play explores love from the viewpoint of a teenage girl. Admission is free.


Churchill County Senior Center

Memorial Day marks observances

Memorial Day recognizes servicemen and women who died, either serving their country in war or in peacetime.


Monday is Memorial Day, a federal holiday celebrated on the last Monday of May.

Nevada’s highways colorful names

Once upon a time, many of Nevada’s highways didn’t have boring numbers — they had colorful names.

Relay for Life upcoming events

The following is the latest schedule of events for Relay for Life.

Battle for Okinawa


Fallon DFA milk plant reaches halfway mark

Construction of the dry milk processing plant in Fallon is more than halfway complete and efforts to build up the local infrastructure needed to support the facility are underway.

WNC graduation largest in history

Western Nevada College’s number of graduates from both the Carson City and Fallon campuses keeps breaking records every year.

Fallon Eagle Scout places focus on flag

Dillon Rasmussen may have a little different perspective on Memorial Day this weekend. At least from the standpoint of the American flag, since the 15-year-old Fallon Boy Scout completed work towards his Eagle Scout Award with a project dedicated to retiring flags and that included a flag etiquette presentation to students at Numa Elementary School.

Overland murder trial off, hearing Tuesday

The trial of two Idaho men accused of second-degree murder is off and the pair is scheduled to appear at a change of plea hearing Tuesday in District Court.

Nevada death chamber not moving to Ely

The state’s execution chamber is staying in Carson City. Lawmakers on Wednesday rejected Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to move it from the historic Nevada State Prison to Ely. Sandoval had proposed the move because the prison has been shut down except for the death chamber and license plate factory there, and because death-row inmates are housed at Ely.

Proposed budget includes more than $200 million in uncommitted money

More than $200 million in general fund money has not yet formally committed in the proposed budget.

Exports, education identified as keys to Carson City-area manufacturing growth

Exports and education were touted as key to Carson City-area manufacturing concerns during a Wednesday business breakfast meeting. The Northern Nevada Development Authority session in the Carson Nugget focused on manufacturing and exporting, with various how-to tips regarding the latter, but NNDA Director Rob Hooper prefaced morning talks with praise for Western Nevada College. He touted what WNC does to help train a business and manufacturing work force in the region.

Celtic rock band The Young Dubliners to play at High Sierra Brewing Co.

John Procaccini and ChiliBop Entertainment Group will present The Young Dubliners at 8 p.m. Wednesday at High Sierra Brewing Co., 302 N. Carson St.

Live entertainment

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

Tickets on sale for Storytelling Days

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park will host Storytelling Days from June 12-16, featuring storytellers performing for children and adults. Following is a list of scheduled performers:

Wednesday, May 22

Youth basketball team qualifies for national event

The Nevada Nets, an eighth-grade AAU basketball team based in Carson City, won a tournament in Sacramento recently to qualify for the upcoming national tournament in Anaheim June 27-30.

Carson City has a long meat-producing past

On July 1, Butler Meat Co. will celebrate its 40th year in business in Carson City, and I thought that is quite an accomplishment.

Gun bill heads to Senate

A bill that would impose background checks on everyone purchasing a gun was voted out of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, despite protests from Republican members who said it goes too far.

Tuesday, May 21

Gov. signs transgender hate crimes bill into law

Crimes that target transgender person because of their sexual identify carry an extra penalty in Nevada.

Errors cost Fallon third title

There was no avoiding their cross-county rivals en route to a third consecutive state crown.

Wolf Pack swept by Fresno State

FRESNO, Calif. — Trailing 5-1, the University of Nevada baseball team scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to close to within a run, but was unable to complete the comeback falling 6-4 at Fresno State in the final regular season game on Saturday at Pete Beiden Field.


The drive for a third straight state title came up short on Saturday in Las Vegas.

When a Plan … B comes together

When planning trips for “Wild Fish Wild Places” we need cooperation from many different entities such as government, tourism, airlines and outfitters. This type of planning takes months and months of hard work and communication. So, when a trip falls apart just days before the departure date, it is a test to get something else lined up.

NFL greats hit the links in Truckee

More than 25 NFL players and other sports celebrities including Hall of Famers Marcus Allen, Fred Biletnikoff, Mike Haynes and James Lofton will pay tribute to football great Gene Upshaw on July 14-15 during the 5th annual Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing in Truckee.

Provide for the common ‘defence’

Michael Reagan’s recent column on the Boston Marathon bombings was both amusing and pathetic.

Unique driving styles

When living in the country, I find it’s imperative to have some kind of transportation, if for nothing more than getting out to buy groceries.

Community Bulletins

The Churchill Community Coalition presents Drug Darkness, a free community forum for parents to learn about on new club drugs, on May 22 from 5-9 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way.

Memorial Day

In less than a week, Memorial Day will be upon us.

Trustees to discuss H.R. position Thursday

Structure of the Human Resources Department will be discussed Thursday night during the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting at the district administration office, 690 S. Maine St.


Army Pvt. Cody P. Briggs has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.


He says the media treated the Benghazi attack as a “non-event” except for Fox. In reality, the attacks were covered by the L.A. Times, The New York Times, McClatchy and MSNBC among others, almost non-stop. The testimony in these new hearings is basically showing nothing different than what was said before. He is correct, however, when he says no laws were broken.

Imagine ...

An adaptation of John Grisham’s 1989 legal thriller, it stars Matthew McConaughey as a small-town lawyer in Mississippi defending a black man who killed two white racists who had raped his 10-year-old daughter.

Check your blood pressure this month

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Do you know what your blood pressure level is? If you don’t, you should. The test is quick and painless, but the results are very important. At your next visit to the doctor, have it checked and if necessary, get it treated.

Fallon nabsfourth at state

CARSON CITY — In its first state appearance in 14 years, the Fallon girls team puts its best foot forward.

Former sailor gets 19-year sentence

After tearful, emotional and disturbing testimony Tuesday in District Court, a former sailor was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison.

National Maritime Day: Remembering the forgotten

Memorial Day is traditionally a time to honor those who not only served our nation, but those who through their service made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Sailors, soldiers, marines, airmen, and coast guardsmen bear arms and go in harm’s way because they are the warriors of our great nation.

Kick start your day with 5 easy habits

How do you usually start your day? Do you snooze after the alarm goes off? Do you wake up feeling tired and skip breakfast?

Deadline nears for USDA program enrollment

USDA Farm Service Agency states the enrollment deadline is nearing for farmers and ranchers considering the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP) or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE). Producers who wait until the last minute to sign up could face increased waiting time in FSA county offices.


April 22, 2013 William Arthur Finke Jr., 50, and Shawna Deanne Soles, 38, both of Fallon.

Cochise batters WNC, 18-11, to capture title

For Western Nevada College’s baseball team and its fans, it didn’t seem like the Cochise fourth inning would ever end.

Unable to get two-thirds vote, Democrats begin pulling back major bills

Democrats on Monday began the process of amending costs out of bills they had hoped would be their signature pieces this session — the measures intended to pay for expanded K-12 education and other programs.

Monday, May 20

Committees OK $3.06 million for Nevada’s share of TRPA budget

Legislative money committees on Saturday approved $3.06 million in appropriations as Nevada’s share of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency budget for the coming two years.

Two Douglas County youth-offender camps get $1.3 million budget boost

The China Spring/Aurora Pines camps for juvenile offenders will get a $1.3 million budget boost. China Spring and Aurora Pines are camps for boys and girls, respectively. They primarily handle youths from the Carson City-Douglas County area and rural parts of Nevada.

Lawmakers OK funding to cut wait times at DMV

The lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles might be getting shorter soon. A new system will allow customers to check their wait-time status remotely via computer, cellphone or other mobile device. It takes effect July 1.

Lawmakers kill plan to move Parole into Department of Corrections

Lawmakers on Saturday rejected the governor’s plan to transfer Parole functions to the Department of Corrections. Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, said earlier that Corrections officials weren’t able to justify the move, “and it costs us money.”

Sunday, May 19

Wildcats win to force final game

STERLING, Colo. — D.J. Whittemore said it wouldn’t be easy for Cochise College to apply the knockout punch to his club in the Western District baseball championship.

STATE SWIMMING Koontz wins state 100 free title

Douglas swimming standout Shelby Koontz capped a brilliant freshman season Saturday, winning the Division I state title in the 100 free at the Carson Aquatic Center.

State Track Carson relay squad nabs second in the 3200 relay

LAS VEGAS — Led by the boys 3200-meter relay squad, Carson High’s track team brought home three more medals on Saturday at the NIAA State Track & Field Championships at Silverado High School.

Regan named finalist in American Miss Pageant

Paris Regan has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Nevada Pageant to be held July 13-14 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

Territorial or private mint gold

In our countries history coinage has changed in some very interesting ways. We started out primarily using the English monetary system in the colonies, but in 1793 the United States began coining currency of its own. Legal tender changed and other currencies were phased out. In the West, the Spanish coinage system adopted in Mexico circulated well past the mid-19th century. During this period, of roughly 75 years, there was one other type of currency that was born giving today’s numismatists a very specialized and exciting area to collect, territorial gold.

Darrell Moody: Carson has best track in Northern Nevada

It’s become readily apparent after watching Northern Nevada track for the past few years that Carson High has the best facilities in the area, and should host the state track meet every other year.

Education achievements

Kleiner presents research at Whitman College Evan Kleiner of Gardnerville presented a project titled “A Congressional Redistricting Algorithm” at the annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference.

Carson Perspective: Nary a drop to drink unless supervisors go to well now

Because life works backward, particularly when you look at it askance, this year’s fashioning of next year’s Carson City budget is a bit like lines from an epic poem.

Military announcements

Bassett completes basic training Army Private Stephen T. Bassett has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

Carol Perry: 401Ks aren’t good primary retirement accounts

Prior to 2008, only 27 percent of working people in this country felt that Social Security would be their primary source of income at retirement. As of last year, 33 percent now feel this way. In reality, 57 percent of current retirees rely on Social Security as their primary source of income. There has always been a sizable gap between expectations and reality when the subject of retiring comes up, but things have never been so uncertain.

Saturday, May 18

Lawmakers join call to expand all-day kindergarten

Lawmakers Friday approved K-12 education budget that cuts $87 out of the per-pupil contribution recommended by the governor.

Sprint cars wrap up series at Fernley

The King of the West Sprint Car Series made its debut on the high banks of the 3/8 mile clay oval at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway last night.

WNC splits two, advances to finals

STERLING, Colo. — Western Nevada College advanced to the Western District baseball tournament championship round by splitting a pair of games on Friday.

Preston PRs en route to medal

LAS VEGAS — Maddie Preston is on fire.

Friday, May 17

Lady Wave playing role of underdog

The underdogs are on a mission to upset the natural order. For the Fallon girls track team, that means pulling off its share of upsets in hopes of securing a top two finish at today’s state track meet at 3 p.m. at Silverado High School in Las Vegas. Saturday’s meet begins at 8 a.m.

View from the past

Peace Day to be Observed by Many Schools. There are so many holidays, days set apart for special observance, and dates for this order, that as a society we sometimes wonder if business will have to suspend entirely in order to keep all of them. However there is a new day to be observed by the schools throughout the land, to be known as “Peace Day.”

A bad boss may hurt firm’s ‘bottom line’

What can business leaders and managers learn from watching the earnings of publicly traded companies?

WNC to graduate largest class in history

For the fourth consecutive year, Western Nevada College will graduate its largest class in history.

Trustees terminate contract of H.R. director

Diane Peters is on her way out as director of Human Resources for the Churchill County School District.

Bean charged in Fernley murders

Lyon County authorities charged a 25-year-old man Thursday with 19 felonies including murder in the deaths of four people in Fernley and another off the Mustang exit on Interstate 80.

How gullible do they think we are?

I don’t know what makes me madder, the constant lies from the Obama administration or the national media abetting him. The final straw is the events of the last two weeks.

Community Bulletins

The Lyon County Republicans’ first Show & Shine is May 18 on the Silver Stage High School baseball field in Silver Springs. Registration is 8-10 a.m. with judging 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and an awards ceremony to follow.

If rates rise, what should you do with bonds?

Interest rates are at historic lows. But they will rise eventually. If you invest in fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, what might higher rates mean for you?

Training is key to a successful emergency response at HWAD

HAWTHORNE ARMY DEPOT — Assistant Fire Chief Rick Schumann was in charge of the SOC Nevada fire station the night of March 18. The Guard Operations Center paged the station to alert them that an incident had happened at the Delta Bowl range where the Marines were conducting a training exercise.

A fish story: Plot sold for this much

The tales do not grow over time like a traditional fishing story. Outlandish oral histories do not exist because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sells land, not epic tales of battles with indigenous species.

Art’s & Entertainment briefs

WNC Fallon art show Western Nevada College Fallon is presenting its student art show on Saturday through May 17. The public is invited to see the students’ work and enjoy some refreshments.

Equity in NSHE state tax funding

Some legislators and pundits claim that state funding for education and other matters is inequitable with Clark County paying more than its fair share, even though it controls 71 percent of the legislative seats. As a Regent, I offer the following key higher education spending equity facts.

Motoring through Laughlin’s car collection

Laughlin casino owner Don Laughlin enjoys old cars. In fact, he likes them so much that he’s collected dozens of them, many of which he displays in two showrooms at his Riverside Resort and Casino.

Bently Biofuels receives federal grant

Bently Biofuels of Gardnerville was one of two Nevada companies to receive advanced biofuels support from the United States Department of Agriculture recently. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday $14 million in fourth quarter and increased production bonus payments to 162 producers to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a variety of non-food sources, including waste products.

Preston gunning for 2 state titles in Vegas

Maddie Preston has been a model of consistency for the Carson High track team this year, posting team-best marks in the long jump, triple jump and high jump, and qualifying for regionals in all three events.

Business is mushrooming at Carson City’s Aloha Medicinals

Aloha Medicinals President John Holliday is all ears, in a manner of speaking, but he’s really all mushrooms. Aloha Medicinals, a closely held corporation with 30 shareholders and 50 employees on Carson City’s north side, is a biotechnology business supplying 700 companies in the United States and around the world. It exports to at least 60 other nations.

April unemployment rate down to 9.6 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 9.6 percent in April, down 2 percentage points year-over-year.

Stars come out to act with high school students

Silver State High School’s theater group the Silver State Stars presents its third annual Acting with the Stars Fundraiser Show tonight and Saturday.

Minden resident has poetry book published; readings slated in Carson

Minden resident Krista Lukas has published her debut poetry collection “Fans of My Unconscious” through Black Rock Press.

Wildcats rally to win Western District debut

STERLING, Colo. — The situation looked discouraging for the Western Nevada College Wildcats in the second inning of their Western District baseball tournament opener in Sterling, Colo., on Thursday afternoon.

Ault’s move makes no sense

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . On the surface, Chris Ault joining the Kansas City Chiefs as a consultant makes absolutely no sense.

Thursday, May 16

Art books worth checking out

Two catalogs of exhibitions have recently been released and are definitely worth checking out.

Four candidates eye City Council seats

Four candidates will oppose each other for two seats in the Fallon City Council general election.

Don’t cook your pooch

Summer, which officially doesn’t start for almost another month, rolled in for a few days late last week. So I believe it’s necessary to send out early warnings about dogs left in cars. As all who live in a desert know, temperatures can rise quickly and become unbearable.

‘Final’ CCSD budget approved

Churchill County District trustees approved the 2013-14 fiscal year budget Wednesday night during a regularly scheduled meeting.

County to acquire S. Maine parcels

Churchill County Commissioners agreed to acquire three parcels of land on South Maine Street Wednesday afternoon during their regularly scheduled meeting.

Leaders institute

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer the Local Leaders’ Institute on Saturday and Sunday in Elko.

After wins, Fallon, Fernley meet again

The Lady Wave softball team will face a familiar foe if it wants to reach the state championship game.

Portuguese Festa

The annual Portuguese Festa is Saturday and Sunday at Miola Hall, 850 W. 4th Street.

Spring Wings soars

Wildlife enthusiasts are prepared to soar this weekend. The 16th annual Spring Wings festival kicks off today with activities at the Churchill County Fairgrounds and Stillwater Wildlife Refuge.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Fallon wraps up spring season this weekend

The Greenwave spring season concludes this weekend and while it hasn’t matched the first two years in the Division I-A, Fallon is still making noise across the state.

Swimmers ready for state finale

Coming off two school records, Fallon’s Sam Martin aims to lead the Fallon swim program into the history books.

Third attempt

The Fallon boys track team will race for its third consecutive Division I-A state championship at 3 p.m. at Silverado High School in Las Vegas. Saturday’s action begins at 8 a.m.

City budget to be unveiled Tuesday

A public hearing to consider the tentative 2013-14 fiscal year budget will be held Tuesday night during the regularly scheduled Fallon City Council meeting.

Volunteers wanted for Triple-A All-Star Game

RENO — The Reno Aces are accepting applications for approximately 60 volunteer positions for the 2013 Triple-A All-Star festivities, the club announced Thursday.

Here’s that ‘Dynamic Scoring’ you’ve asked for, Senator

The Heritage Foundation recently issued a comprehensive report showing that Sen. Marco Rubio’s plan to instantly legalize 11.5 million illegal immigrants would add $6.3 trillion to the nation’s budget deficits over the next 50 years. Heritage assumed there are 11.5 million illegals, but other estimates put the number at 33 million, which would mean adding another $18 trillion to the deficit. To put that in perspective, the largest U.S. budget deficit in history was $1.4 trillion in 2009.

Fallon Youth Club in tight spot

A tour provided by Max Hartzer, 7, of E.C. Best Elementary School and Macie Wadsworth, 12, of Churchill County Middle School displayed those outlets. Wadsworth, who has been going to the Fallon Youth Club for the past five years, said she enjoys being with her friends at the club.

Carson relay teams look to medal

Carson High has always put top-notch relay teams on the track during the postseason, and this year is no exception.

Committee cuts deeper into WNC budget

Western Nevada and Great Basin college, whose presidents said were left on the brink of disaster by the governor’s recommended budgets, were cut even more Wednesday by a budget subcommittee.

Committee advances Brianna’s Law bill

The Assembly Judiciary committee voted 11-2 on Wednesday to advance Senate Bill 243, commonly referred to as Brianna’s Law.

Manufacturers: Taxes, government could reduce their competitive edge

Ametherm President Eric Rauch, who heads a Carson City manufacturer, loves his Nevada base and loathes the thought of leaving though all his customers are elsewhere, One of five members on a panel of manufacturers Wednesday at a breakfast meeting of Nevada Business Connections, Rauch said his business moved to Nevada to make circuit protection devices in a business-friendly environment he wants kept that way. Hoping to stay for decades, he opposes a business margins tax proposal in the Legislature.

Summer concerts scheduled at Dangberg Home Ranch

Joyce’s Fine Jewelry will sponsor a summer concert series to feature local and regional bands performing a mixture of rock, blues, Jazz and folk numbers at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, 1450 Highway 88 in Minden. The series will feature one concert per month from June to August

‘Old Favorites’ concert Sunday

The Capital City Community Band will perform “Old Favorites Band Concert” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Carson Nugget Hall in the Aspen Building at Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus.

Live entertainment

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

Wednesday, May 15

Bella Fiore Wines continues to operate after clearing up license issue

Bella Fiore Wines continues with operations after a brief problem in April that cropped up over how to handle the liquor-management license. The business is listed as Vino Fresco LLC and is run as Bella Fiore at 224 S. Carson St., Suite 8. Owner Reynoldo Ortiz wasn’t approved for a license in early April due to an interpretation of records from California, and he said he’d have to shut down the business as a result.

Fresh strawberries mean summer is on its way

When I went home to central California for a visit a couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to see the farm stands were already offering strawberries. I bought a box of them — six baskets for $6 — and ate a bowl of them daily for about a week once I returned to Tahoe. Still, I had about three baskets that needed to be baked into something to keep them from going bad. Good strawberries can’t be left to waste. I settled on strawberry shortcake, something I don’t make often but enjoy quite a bit when it turns out just right.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent unless proved guilty in court: MONDAY 9:05 a.m.: A 54-year-old Carson City man was arrested in the 1600 block of Brown Street on a Carson failure-to-appear traffic warrant. Bail: $152.

Lawmakers ax PEBP wellness program

Employees who have complained repeatedly about the wellness program in their benefits package got their wish Tuesday when lawmakers voted to kill it, effective in fiscal year 2015.

Wildcats draw Lamar in tourney opener

Coming off a dominating performance at last week’s Scenic West Athletic Conference, the Western Nevada Wildcats open District play on Thursday against Lamar College in Sterling, Colo.

Kirkpatrick pitches admissions tax

Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick found support from retailers and the Nevada Taxpayers Association for her bill seeking to overhaul the state’s exemption-laced live entertainment tax and replace it with an admissions levy on everything from movie tickets to NASCAR races.

Co-counsel: Simpson was dependent on main lawyer

LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson became so dependent on his lawyer during his Las Vegas armed robbery trial that the former football star would have done anything Yale Galanter advised — including passing up the chance to testify, his co-counsel testified Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 14

Rebranding, wider focus for business health coalition

The Nevada Business Group on Health is more than a new name for the employer group previously known as Nevada Health Care Coalition.

People can avoid blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy

During Healthy Vision Month in May, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) urges adults to schedule an eye examination to check for early signs of diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the 2 leading causes of new cases of vision loss and blindness among adults.

Unconvetional things that could save a marriage

The lifelong probability of a marriage ending in divorce is between 40 and 50 percent, according to’s estimates. Couples in trouble often seek advice from friends, family and counselors. But global marriage expert Mort Fertel, creator of the Marriage Fitness Tele-Boot Camp and author of “Marriage Fitness,” (, says much of the advice couples get is bad.

Statistics don’t liewith drinking, driving

Prom and graduation season, the Fourth of July, and summer vacation give pause to parents of teenagers everywhere. Why? Because celebration paired with newfound freedom can trigger tragedy on our roads and highways.

Erosion of trust

The American public’s trust in their government is rapidly dropping because of recent actions perpetrated under the current administration n Washington, D.C.

Some strange phobias

Here I go announcing to the world something I’ve never told a living soul. But before I begin, I need to explain the reason for my very strange phobia. It all began when I was about five and living in a row house. Until I was 19 it was the only type of home I knew.

How did these people get elected?

You have to wonder how in the heck some people were elected to public office. Sarah Palin, the darling of the Tea Party, comes

Pony Express re-ride needs volunteers

That is what the ad read back in 1860 when the company of Russell, Majors and Waddell were looking for young men to be a part of the Pony Express. The ad said that the pay was $25 per week, which was a good deal more then most men could make in those days. Because of the possible dangerous conditions the company was looking for orphans. Little did they know of the history and legends that would come from their deeds.

UNR graduation scheduled for Friday, Saturday

The University of Nevada, Reno’s spring Commencement later this week will confer 2,168 degrees and certificates.


College basketball has March Madness. To school board members in Nevada, however, May Madness is crunch time when hard decisions are made on budget issues for the coming fiscal year.

Artemisia Club donates $10,000 to CC library

The Churchill County Library received a gift donation of $10,000 from the Artemisia Club of Fallon. Making the presentation to Director Carol Lloyd and Library Board of Trustee members Ann Rapp and Kim Farnham, was Florence Sloan, Artemisia Secretary and Club member for over 40 years and Mary Louise Erb whose mother Lois Glenn was a longtime Artemisia Club member. Also present from the Artemisia Club were Patsy Weaver, President, Alyce Hughes,Vice-President and Myrt Reichard, Auditor.

Depot commander brings solid resume to Hawthorne

Lt. Col. Craig Short epitomizes the professionalism and dedication an Army officer possesses, no matter the assignment.

Lyon Co.looking into five deaths

Investigators from multiple agencies are looking into the deaths of five people, four in Fernley and another victim whose body was found in a ditch along Interstate 80.

One crown down

No one said it was going to be easy winning a third-straight state championship, let alone qualifying for the biggest tournament of the season.

Truckee bounces Wave from playoffs

WINNEMUCCA — Since moving to the Division I-A, Fallon hasn’t been able to figure out Truckee.

No bark in Wolf Pack’s bite

Nevada Wolf Pack baseball fans got a chance to say good-bye to the team’s seniors on Senior Day at Peccole Park. The Wolf Pack then spent the rest of the afternoon on Sunday saying good-bye to second and third place in the Mountain West.

Hopkins, Jenkins earn all-conference honors

RENO — Karley Hopkins and Jasmine Jenkins were named to the 2013 Mountain West All-Conference softball team on Tuesday, as selected by the league’s seven head coaches.

Swimmingto state finals

CARSON CITY — Swimming hard and with purpose, the Lady Wave nabbed third place Saturday at the Northern Division I-A regional meet.

Wave win regional, blow past field

YERINGTON — Deep and talented is too much to overcome. The Fallon boys track team blew past the competition during Friday and Saturday’s Northern Division I-A regional meet.

Nevada bucked by Boise State

BOISE, Idaho – Two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning from Boise State dropped the University of Nevada softball team on Saturday, as the Wolf Pack fell 7-6 to the Broncos in the final game of the regular season.

Luscious lemons make for a breakfast indulgence

Lemons are in season now, so it’s time to add a few lemon recipes to our list of favorites. My favorite lemon is the thin-skinned, slightly sweeter Meyer lemon.

Voter registration closes today for city elections

Sample ballots have been sent out and early voting is set to begin Saturday for the city of Fallon’s upcoming City Council election.

Caleb S. Cage: Legislative session mostly a success for veterans

The 77th legislative session is more than 75 percent complete, and we are starting to get an idea of what it is going to look like when it winds down completely June 4. Many policies are being debated in the halls of the Legislature and they will sort themselves out in the coming weeks. With respect to veterans’ issues, it is looking like this is going to be a fruitful session — better, in some respects, than the veteran community has had in some time.

Monday, May 13

John R. Bullis: Here are IRS tax laws for 2013, by the numbers

The tax laws have many important numbers. Here are just a few: 70½: The age needed to make an IRA distribution directly to church or charity that meets or exceeds the required minimum distribution (RMD). There is no addition to taxable income and no charitable deduction. However, some folks are not doing itemized deductions (no home mortgage interest, etc.), and this gives them reduced taxable income (maybe fewer of the Social Security benefits are taxable).

GOP lawmakers say ‘no way’ to Democrats’ tax plan

Democrats rolled out the second piece of their tax plan Monday — a temporary boost to the modified business tax with the estimated $255 million in proceeds dedicated to K-12 education.

Bill to preserve Nevada State Prison is headed to governor’s desk

The Senate on Monday voted unanimously approved legislation that enables conversion of the Nevada State Prison into a museum and tourist attraction.

Sunday, May 12

Business licences for Sunday, May 12

Below is a list of business licenses filed in Carson City in April. • Aftermath Services LLC, out-of-town business, Aurora, Ill., Aftermath Services LLC, owner, 630-551-0735. • All Source Energy Corporation, out-of-town business, Sparks, All Source Energy Corp., owner, 775-315-8562.

Birth announcements

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Dawn and Brandon Brady of Minden, a daughter, Arie Lynn Brady, born April 25, 2013, weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces.

Senior menus

Note: Lunch menus for the week of May 13 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.


Business garb topic of Wednesday meeting Fashion columnist Karri Grant will present “Signature Style: What it is and How to Get it” at the next eWomenNetwork dinner, set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Hidden Valley Country Club, 3575 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Reno.

Yamamoto shines for Linfield College

It’s been quite a sophomore season at Linfield College for former Carson High softball player Lisa Yamamoto.

Session’s end nears with little progress

With three weeks left until the session ends, the 2013 Legislature appears set to go out with a whimper.

Reed too much for Tigers in finals

RENO — There it was. A regional championship, six outs away and ripe for the picking.

PREP ROUNDUP Lynch leads Dayton at region meet

YERINGTON — Lettie Lynch qualified in four events — two individual and two relays — to lead the Dayton High track team at Saturday’s Division IA regionals at Yerington High School.

14 Senators advance to state

RENO — Madison Preston demonstrated that it’s not how you start, but how you finish, Saturday at the NIAA Division I Track & Field Championships at Damonte Ranch High School.

Tax talk to rule the week at Nevada Legislature

And you dread the April 15 IRS tax deadline? That’s nothing compared to the fervor building at the Nevada Legislature.

Saturday, May 11

Wildcats capture Region 18 title

HENDERSON — There are few teams that can compete with one that allows just a single run in three tournament games.

CAMPO looking for alternative transport funding applications

The Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking applications by June 18 for funding of projects via the Transportation Alternative Program.

Kipling, Showalter lead CHS boys

Fifteen Carson High swimmers have moved on to the NIAA Division I regional swimming finals today at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Domestic violence bill would release victims from leases

Victims and social workers outlined gut-wrenching details of domestic violence Friday as lawmakers considered creating rights for victims trying to get out of rental leases.

Wildcats blank CSN, reach title game

HENDERSON — Western Nevada College moved into the championship game of the Scenic West Athletic Conference with a 10-0 mercy rule win over top-seeded College of Southern Nevada on Friday at Morse Field.

Local racers back in action tonight at Fernley

Lots to talk about this week — local racing, NASCAR appeals and rule changes, Talladega in the rear view mirror and Darlington in the windshield, Indy 500 preparations, and Formula 1 in Spain. Oh, and happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there. You know who you are.

Calif. judge declines Brooks’ mental health court request

LAS VEGAS — A California judge declined to refer ex-Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks to a mental health court program that would have diverted him into treatment and held him accountable along the way.

Baccarat ups state’s gaming win

Driven by a $74.8 million increase in baccarat take, statewide gaming win increased by 7 percent in March to $914.78 million.

Friday, May 10

Part II still to come in Democrats’ tax plan

Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis says Part II of Democratic proposals addressing taxes are still to come in the Nevada Legislature. He’s just not saying when.

Fajardo could put up huge numbers for Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo will have a Heisman Trophy-worthy season in 2013.

Rep. Amodei joins group looking at Endangered Species Act updates

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has joined other House Republicans in a project to examine how the federal Endangered Species Act is working and how it could be updated.

Prep / JC Roundup Hamlin stops Salt Lake in SWAC opener

HENDERSON — Western Nevada College’s Cody Hamlin celebrated being named the Scenic West Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year by throwing his best game of the season.

Committees OK adding $3M to Health Division budgets

Lawmakers rejected Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to have non-state workers provide three-quarters of Early Intervention Services to children, citing concerns that the necessary community providers might not be there.

Success in track runs in the Reid family

In his short time at Carson High, Corey Reid has already established himself as one of the best competitors in the last 10 years, and that shouldn’t surprise anybody who has lived in this town for a while.

Carson ready for regional finals

Finish in the top three or you’re done. That’s what faces the 20-plus members of the Carson High track team as they venture to Damonte Ranch High School for Saturday’s NIAA Division I regional finals. The top three finishers in each event advance to the NIAA State Championships on May 17-18 in Las Vegas at Silverado High School.

Ross Miller pushes later voter registration deadlines

Extending registration until the Friday before an election would allow more people to avoid an artificial deadline and exercise their right to vote, Secretary of State Ross Miller testified Thursday.

Denison’s mom pushes for DNA collection bill

A bill that would require the collection of DNA from people arrested on felony charges in Nevada encountered tough questions Thursday from lawmakers concerned that samples from innocent people would not be destroyed properly or promptly.

Rebuked by Reid, Domenici hopes to mend ties

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici says he’s disappointed to hear that he’s persona non grata to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid because Domenici fathered a son out of wedlock in the 1970s with a daughter of then-Sen. Paul Laxalt of Nevada.

Thursday, May 9


Fallon’s Comfort Inn has been honored as a recipient of a prestigious 2013 Gold Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc., franchisor of the Comfort Inn brand.

LAW brings information to young students

The Let’s All Work (LAW) Publications program, that is, has returned through a partnership of the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and Churchill County School District to assist in substance abuse education and more. According to the organization’s website ( the primary purpose of LAW is to educate children and adults about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse, in addition to other safety issues such as identity theft and gang-related violence prevention.

Stand up on college savings vehicles

Another school year is drawing to a close — so if you have young children, they’re one year closer to the day when they head off to college. And both you and your children need to prepare for that day. Your kids can do so by developing good study habits. As for you, it’s never too soon to start preparing for the high costs of higher education.

Having fun at Bark in the Park

We had a grand time Saturday at Churchill County Fairgrounds for our seventh annual 5K Strut-Your-Mutt Walk/Run and Bark in the Park! We said hello to many old friends and met new friends, who will become old friends.

Three World War II heroes pass on

In this column, I periodically write about the recent deaths of noted American military heroes whose unique wartime exploits gained them notoriety, headlines and praise.

Dave Alvin and Friends meet Fallon

Americana and roots rock music fans are in for a real treat tomorrow night when Dave Alvin and Friends perform in the Barkley Theatre at the Art Center.

Austin’s historic churches tell a tale or two

Things are usually pretty quiet in the former mining town of Austin. Located 170 miles east of Carson City via U.S. 50, the town of Austin was established in mid-1862, following the discovery of silver in nearby Pony Canyon by William H. Talcott, an ex-Pony Express rider.

Education spending grows faster for taxpayers

A Nevada legislator bewails the “systematic dismantling” of our state’s public K-12 education system, saying it has been cut more than $700-million in the Great Recession. (AP, March 1.)

Adventures in the emergency room

Last Friday evening I had to take Sandra into the emergency room. The way she likes to drink and fight it was bound to happen sooner or later ... OK, I made that last part up. I did take her to the ER but it wasn’t for injuries sustained in a drunken brawl; she always wins her drunken brawls ... alright, I made that up too.

‘Great Cross’ plan set near Lovelock

A barren stretch of desert west of Lovelock someday may be home to one of the largest monuments in the world — larger, even than the Great Pyramids — that’s intended to stand for at least 10,000 years.

Their mother taught the lesson of sacrifice, giving

So many times we hear of the “Great Generation” and of those individuals who grew up during the deep abyss of the Great Depression and later made significant contributions to the war efforts either in the Pacific or on the European continent. Many of them continued to serve after the war, trying to improve the lives shattered from their losses.

Fallon physician accepts plea deal in Justice Court

A Fallon doctor accepted a plea deal Thursday in Justice Court. Gary Ridenour is expected to plead guilty to one gross misdemeanor count of possessing a shell emitting tear gas.

Drought diminshes area’s water

Drought conditions have sapped the water supply in Northern Nevada.

USMC relievesthree officers over accident

The U.S. Marine Corps has relieved of duty three officers less than two months after a live-fire accident killed seven Marines and injured eight others at the Hawthorne Army Depot, a spokesman at Camp Lejeune, N.C., confirmed Thursday.


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

Rail safety to be rewarded Saturday

Motorists will have a chance to receive rewards for safe driving practices at the highway-rail grade crossing in Hazen on Saturday as part of a nationwide rail safety awareness program.

From sprints to jumps, Wave loaded

Running and throwing with a target on your back presents numerous obstacles.

Lady Wave begins state title defense

The Lady Wave made it look too easy but found a challenge to help prepare for the last stop before the state tournament.

Fallon bloke set to play Down Under

A vegemite sandwhich is on the menu for Dalton Johnson. The Fallon senior was nominated to participate in the annual Down Under Bowl in Australia this summer.

Fallon poised for regional run

To say there’s history between the Fallon and Lowry baseball teams would be an understatement. “It’s becoming a habit. We’re used to it,” Fallon coach Lester de Braga said.

Greenwave swimmers have eyes on state

The Fallon swim teams now have the opportunity to make a big splash during today’s and Saturday’s regional swim meet in Carson City. Today’s preliminary action begins at 2 p.m. and Saturday’s meet kicks off at 11 a.m.

Chase for points title at Rattlesnake continues

Drivers return to the track today as a points race and Outlaw Karts are the featured events at Rattlesnake Raceway.

QB club fundraiser set; New gym hours announced

QB Club to host fundraiser Saturday The Greenwave Quarterback Club will host a fundraiser on Saturday at the Fallon Convention Center.

Wolf Pack offers hoops, soccer camps

The University of Nevada will host basketball and soccer camps this summer, the school announced this week.

Hoop dreams

Six community teams participated in the first annual Cinco de Mayo 3-on-3 basketball tournament at The Gym at Venturacci Park.

RIDING THE PINE: First step toward state titles starts today

This regional weekend marks the make-or-break point for six Fallon athletic programs. Two — softball and boys track — have their eyes on an unprecedented third consecutive state championship.

Live entertainment

Mark Diorio will perform casual Jazz piano from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St

‘The Reno Portraits’ comes to courthouse gallery

The Capital City Arts Initiative will exhibit “The Reno Portraits” by the late Gus Bundy from Friday through Sept. 5 at the Capital City Arts Initiative Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser St. A reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday will feature the artist’s daughters Molly Bundy-Toral and Tina Bundy Nappe. Jim McCormick will give an informal talk about the exhibition at 5:30 p.m.

Parks commission wants exploratory panel for putting state fair in Carson City

The opening salvo sounded Tuesday night in the bid to host a state fair in Carson City. The Parks and Recreation Commission is urging the Board of Supervisors to appoint a committee that would explore creating such an event, perhaps in 2014 or 2015. The commission voted without dissent to make that recommendation during a meeting that featured testimony from a host of people.


Mile High Jazz Band will present “Jazz in the Merry Month of May,” a program of big-band jazz favorites in the Basie-Ellington tradition from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Manufacturers panel presentation to be featured at NBC meeting

Nevada Business Connections plans a monthly meeting featuring area manufacturers in a panel presentation Wednesday at the Gold Dust West Casino. The breakfast meeting of NBC begins at 8 a.m., a half-hour after doors open. Five panelists will discuss their businesses in a one-hour session moderated by Paul Enos of the Nevada Truckers Association.

Carson’s season ends with loss to Grizzlies

The day started with Carson leadoff hitter Gehrig Tucker being taken to the emergency room and ending up in bed, and it ended with a couple of defensive mistakes.

PREP / JC Roundup Douglas softball advances to semifinals

MINDEN — The Douglas High girls softball team advanced to the regional semifinals Wednesday afternoon, beating Galena 9-1.

Dividend for shareholders stays steady, NV Energy reports

NV Energy’s board of directors on Wednesday declared a cash dividend of 19 cents per share to shareholders of record as of June 4. The dividend, which will be payable June 19, is the same as the previous quarterly dividend. It is up, however, from the 17 cents per share of the three quarters prior to that.

Add tobacco windfall to mental health programs, Sandoval says

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he wants to put the Health and Human Services Department’s share of the tobacco settlement windfall into programs for the severely mentally ill.

Red-hot Wildcats open with Bruins

HENDERSON — No Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball team has had a better won-loss record than the Western Nevada College Wildcats over the last half of the season.

Wednesday, May 8

Bill would remove part of marijuana DUI tests

Some Nevada lawmakers say medical marijuana patients shouldn’t be deemed impaired when driving just because they have small amounts of marijuana in their system.

Subcommittee approves $150 million foreclosure-rescue program

A subcommittee of the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means committees Wednesday approved a $149 million program designed to help rescue underwater homeowners from foreclosure.

Gaming regulators fine Casino Fandango for previously unlicensed manager’s role

Carson City’s Casino Fandango has agreed to pay a $12,500 fine for employing an unlicensed manager and giving him a percentage of profits. According to a complaint, casino manager Court Cardinal wasn’t properly licensed when he took over the gaming operation, and he didn’t file an application for licensing prior to his appointment or within 30 days after that appointment.

Errors costly as Gaels slip past Nevada

RENO — The University of Nevada tied its season-high with four errors and managed just three hits in a 5-2 loss to St. Mary’s College on Tuesday at Peccole Park.

Chocolate bars, condensed milk make great topping

I’ve been keeping a low profile since I’ve been cooking for the Assembly during the Legislature, mostly because I tend to write about what’s going on in my life in relation to food. After cooking for more than three months, I’ve been relieved of that duty because of a bum knee. Leaving that position has been difficult. I truly loved my job and will miss cooking for a group of dedicated, hard-working public servants and their support staff. I’ll be on desk duty for the next month in hopes that by the time the 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market opens June 8, I’ll be feeling better.

Carson City health inspections for April 25

Following are the Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for April 25. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:

Raspberry rhubarb crisp blends flavors of spring

We all know that the food we eat should be nutritious, clean, tasty, properly prepared and safely stored. But we often don’t consider the importance of two key factors: our senses of smell and sight. For me, the sense of smell is the most powerful.

Actor Nicolas Cage argues for tax credits to bring film industry to Nevada

Actor Nicolas Cage testified Tuesday before the Senate Finance Committee in support of drawing filmmakers to Nevada by awarding them tax credits they can sell to other businesses.

German’s homer in fifth beats Carson, 3-2

RENO — After getting crushed twice in shortened games by the Manogue Miners during the regular season, nobody gave Carson High much of a chance to win its playoff opener.

Community sports Two-way tie at Thunder Canyon tourney

Bob and Monica Pike and Dave and Brooke Nielsen shot net 62s to win Thunder Canyon Country Club’s Cinco de Mayo 4-ball Shamble tournament on May 5.

Mining, admissions tax plans due in Legislature

A Republican contingency plan to raise taxes on Nevada’s gold and silver mine operators and a Democratic proposal to tax admissions to entertainment events are expected to be introduced soon in the Legislature, signaling the beginning of the end game as lawmakers troll for dollars with less than a month to go in the 2013 legislative session.

Cooling-off bills get chilly reception in Senate

Bills aimed at restricting influence peddling by slowing the revolving door between leaving public office and returning to the same halls as a lobbyist received chilly receptions from lawmakers Tuesday.

Lawyer seeks mental health hearing for ex-Assemblyman Steven Brooks

LAS VEGAS — The lawyer for ex-Assemblyman Steven Brooks asked a judge that his client be enrolled in a court program that will push him into mental health treatment.

Prep Roundup Douglas softball wins; baseball falls

MINDEN — The game didn’t have an optimal start and the scoring came in unconventional ways, but the Douglas High School softball team took care of the most important statistic ­— the win column — in the first round of the NIAA Division I regional playoffs Tuesday afternoon.

Lawmakers struggle with how to solve group’s spike in health care costs

Lawmakers are struggling to help about 3,600 public retirees whose health-benefit costs are going through the roof.

Assembly considers trapping law changes

State lawmakers will again consider mandating the registration of animal traps and allowing the public to move traps that pose immediate threats to people or pets.

Tuesday, May 7

CCSD trustees to meet Thursday

The 2013-14 fiscal year budget and possible reorganization of the Transportation Department will be considered Thursday night when the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees hold a regularly scheduled meeting at the district administration office, 690 S. Maine St.

Fire hydrant testing ends Thursday

The Fallon/Churchill Fire Department has been testing fire hydrants during April and May.


Members of the Fallon Rotary Club delivered approximately 320 dictionaries to the third Grade students of Numa, EC Best, Lahontan, Oasis Academy, Logos, 7th Day Adventist, and Rock of Ages elementary schools as well as the home schooled third graders.

‘Elders County Nevada’ report IDs postive trends about seniors

The Sanford Center for Aging, a unit of the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno and their partners, the Nevada State Health Division and the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division announce the arrival of Elders Count Nevada (2013).

Water Quality Initiative applications due May 17

The Natural Resources Conservation Service has received $349,000 in financial assistance for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) National Water Quality Initiative for fiscal year 2013.

Bill introduced to end breast cancer

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has reintroduced bipartisan legislation to establish a “Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer,” the purpose of which will be to help end breast cancer by 2020. The legislation, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013 (S.865), is cosponsored by Nevada Sen. Dean Heller.

Paralyzed Fallon resident delivers emotional testimony

A Fallon man who was struck and paralyzed when a Carson City man fired into a crowd delivered emotional testimony at his attacker’s sentencing Tuesday.


he Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during April 2013.

Governor, Guard leadership officially welcome home transportation company

Gov. Brian Sandoval, along with family, friends and members of the Nevada Army National Guard, had waited for this moment for 11 months.

Carnahan joins Banner Churchill as new chief nursing officer

Robert Carnahan, RN, has joined the administration and staff at Banner Churchill Community Hospital as chief nursing officer.

FCTA approves grants, 2014 budget

The Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority approved five grant applications as well as its 2014 fiscal year budget on April 30 during its regularly scheduled board of directors meeting.

Dancing up a storm

After Saturday night’s sixth annual Dancing with the Stars, the audience discovered during the awards presentation who wears the shoes in the sheriff’s household.

Spring Wings features tours

The 16th annual Spring Wings Festival kicks off May 17-19 in Fallon and celebrates the return of thousands of migratory birds to the internationally recognized Lahontan Valley.

Fundraiser set for football trip; Pack football coach headed to Fallon

A softball tournament to benefit Fallon senior Dalton Johnson is slated for May 18 at the Fallon Adult Softball Park.

Pack takes 2 of 3 from SDSU

The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team went from happy to stunned to elated on Sunday afternoon faster than you can say walk-off homer.

Vikes no match for Lady Wave

The Fallon offense broke out in a big way. The Lady Wave humbled South Tahoe, 11-1 and 17-0, in the Northern Division I-A softball play-in round on Friday at the Ed Arciniega Complex.

Wave slides by

It was battle between two evenly matched clubs. In the end, the Fallon baseball team held off a pesky South Tahoe club to win the Northern Division I-A play-in series, 2-1, on Saturday at the Ed Arciniega Complex

Boys track dominates Lowry Invitational

The chase for an unprecedented third straight state championship begins Friday for the Fallon boys track team.

Fallon athletes ink LOI’s

Nearly a dozen of Churchill County High School’s best athletes were honored on Monday at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Swimmers solid at league finale

The Fallon swim teams stood strong at the Zephyr League Championships on Saturday in Reno.

WNC sweeps CSI to snatch No. 2 seed

Western Nevada College swept a doubleheader against College of Southern Idaho on Saturday to lock up second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.

Monday, May 6

Soon, freeway signs will post areas’ fatality stats

Starting Wednesday, drivers will see traffic-fatality statistics on digital freeway signs statewide.

Bill would curb supervisors’ power over review board

The Senate Government Affairs Commission was urged Monday to pass a bill reducing the Board of Supervisors’ control over the Carson City Charter Review Commission.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Tuesday, May 7

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court. FRIDAY • 12:45 p.m.: A 32-year-old Carson City man was arrested in the 900 block of East Fifth Street on a violation-of-a-suspended-sentence warrant. Bail: $1,000.

Saturday, May 4

Nation’s casinos brace for Internet gaming’s impact

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With legal gambling now moving beyond the casinos and onto the Internet, the industry is bracing for the most far-reaching changes in its history. A Las Vegas firm, Ultimate Gaming, on Tuesday became the first in the U.S. to offer online poker, restricting it, for now, to players in Nevada. New Jersey and Delaware also have legalized gambling over the Internet and expect to begin offering such bets by the end of this year.

Restoring lost state worker pay a top priority, lawmakers say

Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers said Saturday they will do everything they can to restore at least part of the 2.5 percent pay cuts state workers have sustained during continued budget trimming.

Now showing at the Nevada Legislature: reruns

Now showing at the Nevada Legislature: Reruns. At least, that’s what’s on the marquee. But it’s the unadvertised, sneak preview everyone is waiting for as lawmakers enter the final month of session.

Mohlenkamp seeks sequestration flexibility

It’s impossible to know how federal sequestration will affect Nevada because it’s so unclear what the federal government is going to do, Director of Administration Jeff Mohlenkamp told lawmakers Saturday.

Birth announcements

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: • To McKenzie Shurley and Jacob Martin of Carson City, a son, Emery Wolfegang Martin, born April 20, 2013, weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces.

Carson teen a finalist in National American Miss Nevada Pageant

Theresa Mason, 18, of Carson City has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Nevada Pageant, to be held July 13-14 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa.


iStent available for cataracts and glaucoma Eye surgeon Dr. Robert S. Wolff of Sierra Nevada Eye Center is now providing the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent as a treatment option to reduce eye pressure for patients with both cataracts and glaucoma.

Darrell Moody: Barlow signs Division II football offer

Justin Barlow made a name for himself with his quickness and run-stopping abilities at Carson High, and three years later he hopes to have that success at the college level.

Kelly J. Bullis: Want to work well with seniors? Start with respect

Well, we made it to spring again! I love spring. Another year into the history books. I looked at myself in the mirror recently and wondered who was the “old guy” staring back.

‘At the Movies’ annual Pops Party set

Carson City Symphony’s 29th annual Pops Party “At the Movies” concert will be at 3 p.m. June 9 on the back lawn of the Governor’s Mansion. The grounds will open with pre-concert entertainment at 2 p.m.

Strings festival Saturday at Empire Elementary

Carson City Symphony’s Strings in the Schools will present a festival featuring the music of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason at 3 p.m. May 11 at Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Dr. The festival includes a workshop for string players of all ages from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a potluck lunch.

Baker enjoys big day on track for Senators

RENO — Dakota Baker had a big day on the track Saturday, and if he can duplicate it seven days from now, he’ll punch his ticket to Las Vegas for the state championships.

Carson softball swept by Galena, misses playoffs

Carson High’s softball team entered Saturday’s home doubleheader against Galena needing a sweep to have a chance to qualify for the regional tournament which starts on Tuesday.

Guthrie’s pitch for highly paid teachers gets mixed reviews

LAS VEGAS — Not content to sit on the sidelines after his resignation last month, former Nevada State Superintendent Jim Guthrie is busy churning up ideas for how to improve education — including a plan to pay some schoolteachers as much as doctors.

Red-hot WNC sweeps 4-games from CSI

Western Nevada College honored nine players on Sophomore Day on Saturday, and many of them contributed to a doubleheader sweep of College of Southern Idaho.

Show tonight will benefit theater students

Tonight’s presentation of “Shootout at Sadie’s Saloon” will raise money for Silver State Stars students attending the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb., this summer.

Second-game rally enables Wildcats to sweep CSI

When WNC baseball coach D.J. Whittemore pinch-hit Joey Crunkilton in the bottom of the eighth inning for Spencer Dorsey, who had two homers in three at-bats, it caught people off guard.

Barr grabs main event win at Fernley track

It was a good night at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway last Saturday, with warmer temperatures and milder winds than the season opener.

Prep / JC Roundup CSN sweeps Wildcat softball team

HENDERSON — College of Southern Nevada swept Western Nevada in a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader, 11-2 and 8-3, Friday afternoon.

Friday, May 3

BEHIND THE PLATE: Undrafted? No problem for former Wave stars

Teams desperate for a quarterback will not waste a first-round pick on one who isn’t the same as Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III. Running backs were not worth the gamble in the first round, either, as none were selected for the first time in 50 years.

Lady Wave set sights on No. 3

The quest for an unprecedented third straight championship begins today.

Wave of confidence

One of the hottest teams in Northern Nevada is five wins away from making it back to the state tournament for the third year in a row.

Run club hosts track event

The Clockwork Running Club had itself a rewarding experience.

WNMTC’s production of ‘Oliver!’ set for May 10-19

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company will present “Oliver!” on weekends May 10-19 at the Carson City Community Center.

Carson track team ready for regionals

Just get through. That’s the message members of the Carson High track and field coaching staff delivered to their athletes on Wednesday afternoon, as they prepared for the Division I regional trials on Saturday at Damonte Ranch High School.

Tigers hang on vs. Carson

MINDEN — With packed bleachers and a rivals occupying the opposing dugouts, the playoff atmosphere was certainly in the air Thursday afternoon at Tiger Field.

Prep Roundup: Spanish Springs tops Carson

SPARKS — Carson High’s playoff hopes took a severe hit when the Senators dropped a 6-2 decision to Spanish Springs on Thursday afternoon.

2010 Nevada team keeps giving to NFL

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack’s 2010 miracle football season just keeps getting better and better. In fact, it doesn’t seem like such a miracle anymore. The 2010 team can now boast nine players that have been drafted by the NFL.

Thursday, May 2

Fallon’s newest gem opens its doors

A passion project has come full circle for Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. On Wednesday, Tedford’s 20-year vision for a recreational facility became a reality when The Gym at Venturacci Park opened.

Commissioners take out wildfire insurance

Churchill County Commissioners took out some insurance to cover the potential for wildland fire Thursday morning during their regularly scheduled meeting.

GEA seeks entries for best in geothermal

The Geothermal Energy Association has announced a call for entries for GEA Honors 2013.

Things governments do to tick me off

Governments everywhere seem to be getting out of hand, seemingly losing all common sense in the process. That six page document excluding amendments, the U.S. Constitution, seems to be rendered superfluous as a result.


WNC Fallon opens art show Western Nevada College Fallon is presenting its student art show on Saturday through May 17. The Art BBQ is also Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

The importance of hiring professional pet sitters

Most pet owners know that the benefits of leaving pets at home are numerous. Pets are happier and experience less stress at home; diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted and a pet’s exposure to illness is minimized.

Time keeps on ticking everywhere

I read an article the other day about a new book called Time Reborn written by Canadian super-nerd Lee Smolin. Dr. Smolin is apparently the real-life Canadian version of Dr. Sheldon Cooper, America’s favorite TV physicist. It seems that in Canada, there is still some question as to whether time is real or an illusion. Freakin’ Canadians!

Join us for this year’s Bark in the Park

Come join us tomorrow at Churchill County Fairgrounds for our annual 5K Strut-Your-Mutt Walk/Run, followed by the main event: Bark in the Park.

Wisconsin couple arrested with 23 pounds of pot

A Wisconsin couple face drug charges after the two were arrested by the North Central Narcotics Task Force on April 24.

What to do on Saturday?

Saturday’s events in Fallon are as plentiful as the different flowers growing in one of the city’s parks. To borrow the cliché, there is something for everyone.

Newlands Project report released

CARSON CITY — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released the Newlands Project Planning Study Report last week. The report presents alternatives to satisfy Newlands Project water rights and reduce risks to public safety from the Truckee Canal.

Local students receive Nugget scholarship

Twenty-five of Northern Nevada’s most promising high school seniors each received a $1,000 scholarship on Wednesday from the Ascuaga family to help them obtain a college education and become the future of our community.

Americana icon Dave Alvin and Friends to perform

Due to an emergency, author Tupelo Hassman has cancelled her appearance at the Churchill Arts Council for Saturday. Hassman is author of the acclaimed debut novel, “Girlchild.” The book was a New York Times Book Review “Editor’s Choice” and was also included in NPR’s “10 Books to Help You Recover from a Tense 2012.”


Jesse David Watkins of Troop 439, Boy Scouts of America, recently received the rank of Eagle Scout for his project at Lahontan State Park. Watkins’ project was the construction of a water safety kiosk and life preserver loaner station at the North Shore Marina and boat dock.

CC Sheriff’s Office veterans retire

Churchill County Sheriff’s Office veterans Cpl. Don Doud, Sgt. Leonard Bogdanowicz and Capt. Jon Haugen are riding into retirement with nearly 70 years of experience in law enforcement between them.

Bango Oil concerns aired

Oil recycling is an emotional subject for residents who live along a stretch of the Carson Highway about 14 miles west of Fallon not far from the Lahontan Reservoir.

Obituary: Lorene J. Kamps

Jan. 23, 1923 - Nov. 19, 2011 Lorene Julia Kamps, 88, formerly, Lorene Sutton of Fallon lost her battle with Alzheimer’s in 2011. Lorene had been residing at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Home in Shawnee, KS since 2004. Lorene had retired in 1996 and moved to Kansas City from Galveston, TX where she had worked as the Sommelier for Gaido’s Restaurant. KC is the home of her daughter, Kathy Jenkins and four grandchildren.

Wednesday, May 1

Forecast dry on revenue increases

Lawmakers hoping the Economic Forum would bail them out of the fiscal crunch with a significant increase in projected revenues got almost no help Wednesday.

‘Menopause the Musical’ showing in Reno

RENO — The Off-Broadway hit that was inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, “Menopause the Musical,” is appearing in the Eldorado Showroom.

More spice: 30th annual Chili on the Comstock set

Chili — in all its smoking-hot guises — returns to Virginia City on May 11-12 for the 30th annual Chili on the Comstock.

Live entertainment

Baxter Black will perform at 7 p.m. tonight at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Tickets are $30.

Weintz, Tigers get the best of error-prone CHS

Carson High’s Charlie Banfield threw one of the best games of his career, but Douglas’ Nolan Weintz was a tad better.

Death Notice: Alvina Mae Sprowl

Alvina Mae Sprowl, 83 of Carson City, passed away on April 29, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Josephine Louise Breuer

Josephine Louise Breuer, 89 of Carson City, passed away on April 30, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Nancy Ruth Miller

Nancy Ruth Miller, 69 of Gardnerville, passed away on April 27, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Emily Lynne Monares-Holland

Emily Lynne Monares-Holland, 67 of Dayton, passed away on April 20, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Robert Henry Hinds

Robert Henry Hinds, 94 of Dayton, passed away on April 26, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Patricia C. Newcomb

Patricia C. Newcomb, 71 of Carson City, passed away on April 27, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Marjorie Rae Egan Drew

1925 - 2013 Born December 7, 1925 in Sparks Nevada, Marjorie was the first born to George and Ida Egan. She was a past worthy advisor of the Carson Assembly of the Order of Rainbow for Girls organization, a social club for up and coming young women. Marjorie attended Carson schools, graduating from high school in 1944, and attended UNR

Most services restored at Banner Hospital

Most services at Banner Churchill Community Hospital have been restored after a broken water pipe flooded portions of the west wing on Tuesday morning.

Grand slam lifts Sac State past Nevada

RENO – The University of Nevada (22-22) baseball team dropped a midweek nonconference game to Sacramento State (27-18), 7-6, on Tuesday at Peccole Park.

Obituary: Marie Embry

April 28, 2013 Marie Embry passed away at Renown Hospital Sunday evening a little after 9 p.m. She is survived by her children, Sylvia Willard, Linda Glimp, Norma Rose, Amy Allen, Steven Rose, Jenny Westin, and John Embry.

Susan Hart: May is Celiac disease awareness month

May is celiac disease awareness month. Celiac disease is an auto-immune disorder that affects 1 in 133 persons; another 18 million people, or 6 percent of the population, suffer from gluten sensitivity. The disease is becoming more prevalent. I’ve included additional information on celiac disease with this article.

Peanut butter-tofu pie a prescription for good health

Is it just me, or does it seem like we the people are being turned into a nation of hypochondriacs by a barrage of pharmaceutical ads on TV and in print? Really, who hasn’t had a little muscle or joint pain, indigestion or lack of libido, trouble sleeping or coping? But attach a medical label to these occurrences, and we’re advised to get immediate medical attention through a pill or injection.

Assembly considers emergency water permits

Getting quick access to water when it’s needed most is the focus of a bill discussed Tuesday by a Assembly committee.

Sargent-led Douglas records sweep of CHS

MINDEN — Douglas High sophomore Kali Sargent had a career day Tuesday afternoon against rival Carson High.

Community Sports Pumas U13 team wins Comstock Shootout

The Pumas U13 boys soccer team representing the Carson Futbol Club won the recently concluded Comstock Shootout at Edmonds Sports Complex.

Assembly urges Congress to fix immigration

The Nevada Assembly overwhelmingly voted for an effort Tuesday that calls on the federal government to pass legislation ensuring current and future immigrants have opportunities to achieve the American dream.

DUI fees for specialty courts opposed

Judges and some lawmakers raised concerns Tuesday about a bill that would impose a $500 assessment on DUI offenses to fund Nevada specialty courts.

Casino launches online poker site

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas-based casino subsidiary launched the first fully legal poker website in the United States on Tuesday morning.