Stories for November 2013


Saturday, November 30

State worker benefits restored

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

Nevada season’s end is bitter

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

Macias sparks Dayton to opening win

DAYTON — For 16 minutes, Bernardo Macias was in mid-season form, and Wooster was helpless to stop him.

Carson-area video creator focusing on dance, business

Dane Christian Eiteneier, who goes professionally by D. Christian, is refocusing his business goals much as he might refocus his camera lens during documentary work. He and a partner ran Lasting Touch LLC for two years, but it is winding down. He is raising funds as he records and produces two documentaries for which he has done trailers. The trailers, short teasers that provide the flavor of each documentary, are for “One Night of Dance” and “Desiree.”

Obituary: Kathryn Rooney Lane

Kathryn Rooney Lane passed away on November 1, 2013 at home with her daughters by her side. She was born in Hobson, Montana to Frank and Mary Jane Rooney. Kay was a kind and loving mother, sister, wife and friend. She was proud to say that she was a “Rosie the Riveter” in Tacoma Washington during WW II. She was also a waitress and a homemaker. She resided in Belgrade, Montana and Carson City most of her adult life.

Kudos and some criticism in the racing world

I’m going to borrow a device from the Appeal’s editorial page and hand out some silver dollars and wooden nickels in the wake of the 2013 racing season.

McQueen grad eager to face Wolf Pack

RENO — Kyle Van Noy can’t wait to put on a show for his friends and family back home in Reno this weekend.

Friday, November 29

No. 19 UCLA routs Nevada 105-84

LAS VEGAS — Jordan Adams and Zach Lavine each scored 21 points to lead No. 19 UCLA to a 105-84 victory over Nevada on Thursday in the opening round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Battle for holiday shoppers heats up

The online giant has attracted customers from big store chains like Wal-Mart and Best Buy with low prices and convenient shipping. Now, stores are fighting to get customers back during the busiest shopping period of the year.

Celebrating our mutts on Monday

Pet celebration holidays occur throughout the year, and whatever kind or breed of the pet being honored usually gets only one day. Mutts, however, are special because they get two days: July 31 and Dec. 2. So, what’s so noteworthy about mutts that they get double attention? Mutts greatly outnumber purebred dogs, and millions of mutts, waiting to be adopted, fill much of the space in both traditional and no-kill shelters.

Things for which I am thankful

As we enter the frenzy of the holiday season, I suggest we take a little time to reflect on what we really have to be thankful.


Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in October 2013. Bango Refining NV, LLC; Oil Refining; Bu: 22211 Bango Road; Ma: 211 Violet Street; Golden, Colorado, 80401; 303-679-2507; Owner: Attn. Licensing Compliance

Rural development program invests over $200 million in Nevada’s communities

USDA Rural Development, one of the seven mission areas of the United States Department of Agriculture, has announced it invested more than $209 million in rural Nevada in fiscal year 2013.

Area families inducted into Centennial Ranch program

Two more families have been recognized for their long-time contributions to Nevada’s agricultural heritage.

Wandering Dayton’s Rock Point Mill ruins

Dayton is one of Nevada’s most historic mining communities. A visit to the town reveals a quaint and historic downtown. And just eat of the town, adjacent to Dayton State Park, is less well-known historic site that helps tell the town’s story.

It’s Winter Wonderland at Northside

Northside Early Learning Center will be hosting its fifth annual Winter Wonderland Family Craft Night at the Fallon Convention Center on Thursday from 4:30–7:30 p.m.


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

Subscription farming class offered next month

Subscription farming provides a unique opportunity for Nevada farms to sell directly to consumers while re-introducing them to the benefits of local, seasonal eating.

I’m thankful for some people and things

This week being Thanksgiving, some of many people and things for which I’m thankful:

Arts Council holds annual Arts Bar and open house

The Churchill Arts Council will present its annual Holiday Art Bar and Community Open House at the Art Center on Dec. 6 from 5-9 p.m.

Devil in the details, glitches in the machine

President Obama’s repetitive promise that “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Period.” and “If you like your health care plan you can keep your health care plan. Period.” was a premeditated lie, multiplied Xs many. He knew, in advance, that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implanted with “pre-existing conditions” intended to cause the cancellation of millions of Americans’ health care plans, even if they were satisfied with them. Deliberately causing the termination of millions of those plans may appear to some to be cruel and unusual punishment, which it is, but that was what the Democrats had to do to try and hold together the government’s massive takeover and extreme makeover of America’s medical system.

Rewards of sharing

The Thanksgiving weekend is here. If you have the financial resources to provide a comfortable life for your family, you have reason to be thankful. And if you can afford to share some of your “bounty” with charitable organizations, you may want to be as generous as possible — because your gifts may allow you to both give and receive.

Monday deadline nears for producers to purchase coverage

The Nevada USDA Farm Service Agency urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Monday.

Shopping in Fallon on Saturday

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for consumers to support the businesses that make up the foundation of their community, and for businesses to offer appreciation deals to their customers.

‘Buy Local Northern Nevada’ website gets federal grant

A website and business directory aimed at encouraging people to buy rural Northern Nevada products will be supported with the help of $25,200 in Rural Business Enterprise Grant money.

Prepaid tuition enrollment starts Sunday

Open enrollment for the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program begins Sunday and will continue through the end of February.


Local Happenings. By a mistake of the operator sign was thrown on the screen at the Rex at the close of the first show Christmas night and the house emptied. It was the intention to give a double show and the management deeply regrets the unfortunate incident.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

WNC book sale set for Monday

As the holiday season begins, Western Nevada College Fallon is offering a chance to shop for books and educational games that could end up under the Christmas tree.

Agencies to discuss Great Basin natural resource issues, research

Natural resource issues facing the Great Basin of Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Oregon and California — and the research behind solutions — will be at the forefront of conversation next month during the annual Great Basin Consortium Conference.

Thursday, November 28

Nevada men’s hoops team better than last year

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is better than it was a year ago. Honest. Yes, you might not see it yet. They are, after all, just 2-2 against a soft schedule and could very well be 0-4 if not for two lucky wins on the road against bad teams.

No long lines early Thursday in Carson

Early on the day before Black Friday in Carson City was a surprise because of the lack of shoppers waiting for stores to open. Ninety minutes before scheduled evening openings, here were customers lined up outside just two major stores — Best Buy and Target. Best Buy had a line of only about 30 customers. At Target, there were only five.

Wednesday, November 27

Court upholds Sparks councilman’s censure

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the censure of Sparks Councilman Michael Carrigan for voting to approve a hotel-casino project when his longtime campaign manager was a paid consultant for the project.

Tolbert has lofty aspirations for CHS

One thing about Nate Tolbert: He has high hopes every year, and this year’s goal is a huge one.

2013 another big year for Carson football

Since Blair Roman took the reins, the Carson High football program has turned into one of the best in Northern Nevada.

Football betting boosts area’s casino win

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

New-look Wave shoots for postseason

The Fallon boys basketball team has a new look this season. While several players graduated or left, Brad Barton took the reins from Chip Rutledge and aims to build from last year’s 17-9 campaign.

Dirickson, Schelling earn top honors

The awards piled up for the Fallon football team. The Greenwave nabbed two players of the year, six first-team, six second-team and two honorable mention All-North Division I-A selections, which were released last week.

Spikers aim for solid return in 2014 season

Two points separated the Lady Wave volleyball team from reaching the playoffs this season.

All-league process is laughable

Everyone gets a trophy and no one’s feelings get hurt. It’s the new phenomenon sweeping the country, specifically in prep and youth sports. In the latest installment, the Northern Division I-A football all-league selections joined the circus.

Wave success highlights Thanksgiving

Football, turkey and crazy shopping continue to overshadow the intentions of Thanksgiving every year.

Lady Wave aims for state

It’s what was separating the Fallon girls basketball team from the state tournament last season. Instead, the Lady Wave suffered a heartbreaking loss 54-53 to Spring Creek in the second round of the Northern Division I-A playoffs.

Magic runs out for Fallon in title loss

Eight turnovers crippled Fallon’s hopes of ending a 35-year drought in football. Fumbles and interceptions allowed Faith Lutheran to grind out a 17-0 win in the Division I-A state title game Saturday at Damonte Ranch.

Loss overshadows memorable season

RENO — The quest for the Holy Grail of high school sports came up empty on a frigid, cold night in south Reno.

Turnovers doom Wave

RENO — On the game’s biggest stage, the Fallon football team gave it away, literally.

Renegades fall short in title game

After opening the season with a five-point win over Spanish Springs in the Renegades division, the Greenwave youth football team found itself on the opposite end Saturday afternoon at McQueen High School.

Fallon nabs 3 I-A all-state soccer selections

As a result of strong season, the Fallon soccer teams nabbed a pair of Division I-A All-State selections.

Carson City ice rink opens today

The Arlington Square Ice Rink will open today. The ice at North Carson and West Robinson streets in downtown Carson City had more than 10,000 skaters last year, according to a news release.

Budget Challenge deadline Monday

Douglas County residents have another week to participate in a countywide online survey asking for input on how to spend taxpayers’ money.

State approved Health Exchange regulations

A legislative subcommittee has given final approval to the regulations governing operation of the Silver State Health Exchange.

Tuesday, November 26

Familiar face is the new Carson wrestling leader

The name Paul Carter is synonymous with Carson High School wrestling.

Halverson ready for a tall task at Dayton

DAYTON — Ben Halverson has a monumental job ahead of him as Dayton’s new girls basketball coach.

Santos, Dayton looking forward

DAYTON — One thing is certain, there is nowhere to go but up for the Dayton High boys basketball team.

Wimberly eyes coaching, NFL career

RENO — Brandon Wimberly is already thinking about his future.

State repays $600M in debt

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


With Thanksgiving less than a day a away, several military posts will bring a little cheer to Churchill County residents.


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

If they had their way

I keep getting emails from ultra-conservatives who are against changes in our education policy, although our old policy has caused us to be well behind most developed nations in educating children. We demand far too little from our children. The emails seem to imply anything that challenges them, as other nations do, is progressive and bad. I might be wrong but that’s what they seem to be saying. They want everything done their way.

Health world buzzes with news of trans fat and safety

So the health buzz recently has been about trans fats. You’ve probably heard something about these once or twice in the news in the past few weeks. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced efforts to reduce partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of trans fats, in our food products by requiring that they be noted as not being safe to consume and eventually having them removed from all products in our food supply.

Posture, the missing link in the beauty health connection

To some extent, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the things we consider beautiful usually share certain characteristics, with symmetry and vitality being chief among them, said CEO Bill Schultz.

Now is the time to stop smoking

Every day, more than 1,200 people die from smoking cigarettes, and yet one in five adults continue to light up. Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body, but if you quit today, you can stop and even reverse the damage. If you smoke:

County unemployment drops down to 7.6%

Nevada’s unemployment rate was down to 9.3 percent in October as the state recovered most of the jobs lost when school and college reopened in September.

Community offers qualities for new WNC president

The common concern emerged from last week’s “listening meeting” to select a new president for Western Nevada College is that the person must understand the role rural Nevada plays in education.

Support Fallon’s small businesses

When it comes to job creation and the economy, Americans value the opinions of small-business owners more than any other institution, likely because small-business leaders across the nation have remained committed to hard-work, to job-creation and to building communities, while many in Washington have become preoccupied with less noble endeavors.

Merchants gear up for Black Friday customers

Holiday sales are beginning early this year as retailers attempt to get an edge over the competition due to a shorter holiday shopping season.

Friends old and new on Thanksgiving

Time hangs heavy when you’ve moved away from all of your family and friends, especially on holidays. I decided the first Thanksgiving I found myself alone in Reno, that instead of feeling sorry for myself, I’d do something sensible on that special day.

Fallon man sentenced for drug trafficking

A 47-year-old Fallon man was sentenced Tuesday in District Court for drug trafficking.


November has been a great and busy month at Lahontan Elementary School.

6th inmate dies in 2 months

A sixth Nevada inmate has died in the past two months, prison officials say.

Costly stick-built homes give boost to prefab sales

Rising home values and a shortage of housing in rural areas mean more homebuyers are turning to new manufactured homes — though the industry is seeing some of the same rapid appreciation experienced in the market stick-built homes in the past year.

Chuck Muth: Thanksgiving story is a warning about perils of socialism

On this coming Thanksgiving holiday, I would be eternally grateful if our government-run education camps would teach the next generation of Americans the true story of Plymouth Rock rather than the romanticized fairy tale version.

CCSO needs help identifying body

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying an adult woman whose partial remains were located in a shallow grave north of Interstate 80 near the Jessup Exit on Aug. 18.

Monday, November 25

Wolf Pack fails at home down the stretch

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack played the role of the gracious host Sunday afternoon.

John Bullis: Installment sales can be a handy business tool

Installment sales are a useful tool in solving a number of problems such as business continuation, income tax deferral on transfer of appreciated assets, and estate and gift tax management. As you probably know, an installment sale is a seller-financed, deferred-payment sale that allows a deferral of the taxable gain recognized by the seller.

Kap gets the best of RG3

LANDOVER, Md. — If Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III have become the future of football suddenly put on hold, consider Kaepernick the one more likely to get going again.

Titans back in playoff hunt

OAKLAND, Calif. — With starting quarterback Jake Locker out for the season and Tennessee having lost five of six games, the playoffs seemed a distant hope for the Titans.

Saturday, November 23

Mountain West close to filling all 6 bowl obligations

The Mountain West Conference is in great shape to fill all six of its bowl slots this year, and could even have seven bowl-eligible teams by the end of the month.

CHS takes no solace in close loss

Ten years ago, Carson High might have considered Friday’s heartbreaking 47-39 regional-final loss to Reed a moral victory.

Titans-Raiders game plays big in Scranton

OAKLAND, Calif. — A game between two teams struggling to stay on the fringe of the playoff race rarely generates much interest outside the home markets.

Slumping QBs Griffin, Kaepernick meet up

WASHINGTON — The “What’s up with Colin Kaepernick?” talk becomes all relative when compared to the trials and tribulations of his counterpart in the nation’s capital.

Business Briefly: Brummer achieves Southwest Region Award

Brummer achieves Southwest Region Award Mary Jo Brummer of RE/MAX Realty Affiliates was presented with a certificate of excellence for achieving the number four individual sales position for the month of August in the entire state of Nevada.

Faith Luthern shuts out Fallon in title game

RENO — Fallon’s hopes of a Division I-A state title was squashed Saturday as Faith Lutheran blanked the Greenwave, 17-0, at Damonte Ranch.

Amodei lends support to immigration march in Reno

RENO —Rep. Mark Amodei lent his support to immigration activists who took part in a Reno march on Saturday, and pledged to work with leaders of both parties to ensure passage of immigration legislation.

Thurman shows off his arm again

RENO — If Joey Thurman had any eligibility left after this season, he might petition coach Blair Roman to play some quarterback.

Unemployment down to 9.3% in October

Nevada’s unemployment rate was down to 9.3 percent in October as the state recovered most of the jobs lost when school and college reopened in September. That seasonal swing cost the state 8,800 jobs in September. Some 7,400 were added back in October, largely in retail categories.

Racing series crown champions

Congratulations to NASCAR’s newly crowned champions.

Burton is money in the bank for Pack

Down by one with 2.4 seconds to go? That’s Deonte Burton time.

Sixth inmate death reported in 2 months

A fifth Nevada inmate has died within the past two months, prison officials reported Thursday.

State lawmakers approve Health Exchange regulations

A legislative subcommittee on Friday gave final approval to the regulations governing operation of the Silver State Health Exchange.

Friday, November 22

Animal Services has new manager

Cindy Hannah has been named the manager of Carson City Animal Services.

Court date reset for Brooks

LAS VEGAS — A California pretrial hearing has been delayed for Steven Brooks, the former Las Vegas-area lawmaker jailed since March in a freeway chase and scuffle with officers the day he was expelled from the Nevada Assembly.

Sale of Ascuaga’s Nugget approved by board

LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling regulators have given final approval for the sale of John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, ending five decades of family ownership. The Nevada Gaming Commission approved the sale Thursday to a private investment group for an undisclosed price.

Nevada insurance commissioner asks AG’s office for guidance

Nevada Insurance Commissioner Scott Kipper said Thursday he has asked the attorney general’s office for guidance on whether the state can allow people to keep their canceled insurance policies for another year.

Enrollment starts Dec. 1 for prepaid tuition

Open enrollment begins Dec. 1 for Nevada’s prepaid tuition program, designed to let parents, grandparents or other family members pay for a child’s future college education at current rates.

Chuck Muth: Thanksgiving story is a warning about perils of socialism

On this coming Thanksgiving holiday, I would be eternally grateful if our government-run education camps would teach the next generation of Americans the true story of Plymouth Rock rather than the romanticized fairy tale version.

Fallon pridefor football

There’s only one place to be on Friday nights during the fall.

Report: Reno-Sparks lacks large industrial sites

The third-quarter industrial absorption of 1.8 million square feet in Reno and Sparks has developers moving on large speculative buildings and commercial brokers scrambling to find suitable locations for prospective tenants.

Thanksgiving tummy troubles

On Thursday, many Americans will celebrate the biggest eating holiday of the year: Thanksgiving. We will join family and friends, talking and laughing for hours while enjoying “good eats.” As they have in years past, some churches and restaurants will likely serve a (free) turkey dinner with all the fixings to anyone who wishes to attend. (Many thanks go out to those who serve our community in the manner of the first Thanksgiving: sharing food with those in need.)

Find the right investments in this market environment

Investor optimism is on the rise, according to a recent study from investing services company, Scottrade, Inc.


Every Thanksgiving for more than 35 years, Christian Life Center has enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal with its congregation.

U.S. military heroes who have left us

Word has just reached me of the recent deaths of four American military heroes, and each deserves a special recognition in my column today.

Have you started taking your RMDs?

Throughout your career, you have been working hard to save in one or more retirement accounts. Then, once you retire, you’ll have some new decisions to make. But one choice has already been made for you: the age at which you must start taking withdrawals, or “distributions.” It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these distribution rules because they can have a big impact on your retirement income. And you may even want to take action before the end of the year.

Where were you when Kennedy was shot?

That Friday was one of those days most Americans — and surviving Baby Boomers — knew where they were at the time they heard of President Kennedy’s death.

BLM questioned about sage grouse habitat

Terri Knutson, field director for the Bureau of Land Management’s Carson City District, addressed the Churchill County Commissioners at their second meeting of November on Wednesday regarding the greater sage grouse and its possible induction into the Endangered Species Act.

Council told of City Hall foundation problems

City Engineer Jim Souba gave the city council an update concerning the foundation problems of the City Hall building at their Tuesday night meeting.

WNCclasses news

Meets Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn to be a professional and responsible babysitter from beginning to end through the American Red Cross. Students need to bring a lunch to class. Graduates receive their Babysitting card through the mail. Cost: $72.

CAC presents poetry reading tonight

The Churchill Arts Council will present a reading by Sacramento-based poet D.R. Wagner tomorrow night at the Art Center. There will be a reception for the author from 5-6 p.m. and the reading will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Kennedy — 50 years later

Although this current Fallon teacher wasn’t in Dallas 50 years ago, the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are just as vivid today as they were on Nov. 22, 1963.

CEDA accepting applications for director

The search is on for a new executive director for the Churchill Economic Development Authority and board members hope to have someone in place in January.

Nevada seeks to build momentum at Lawlor

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team wants nothing more than to establish its dominance at Lawlor Events Center once again.

Burton is finally taking over for Wolf Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is better than it was a year ago.

Dayton’s Foley, Fletcher rake in honors

DAYTON — As expected, outside hitter Madi Foley and running back Austin Fletcher walked away with big awards at the recent Division 1A all-league meetings.

San Francisco offense looks to rediscover its groove

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Harbaugh called his players together Thursday and talked to them about writing a new story.

Thursday, November 21

Obituary: Mrs. Louise (Nunn) Cox

Joplin, MO - Mrs. Louise (Nunn) Cox, 90, resident of Joplin, MO died Friday, November 01, 2013 after a long battle with congestive heart disease just 3 weeks before her 91st birthday.

Crusaders have faith in system

Riding the back of a stingy defense, the Faith Lutheran football team clinched its first-ever trip to the state championship game.

Championship droughts to end

That is how long Fallon and Faith Lutheran have waited to claim a football state championship. In the first-ever matchup between the schools, either Fallon’s 35-year wait or Faith Lutheran’s 34-year drought, which spans the lifetime of the school, will come to an end on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.

Offense always a threat to bust loose

Prolific and opportunistic are just two ways to describe the Fallon football team’s offense.

Line play is catalyst for state run

The trenches are where football games are won. Seldom does a team come out victorious without superior line play. While linemen are unheralded, they pave the way for the skill position players to put up video game-like numbers and receive most of the glory.

Former Wave players, coach recall title teams

The memories of yesteryear are flooding back. From former coach Tony Klenakis Sr., to former Fallon quarterback Randy Beeghly to Lester de Braga, Greenwave alumni have waited 35 years for another state title

Special teams play is explosive

It’s no secret that special teams get overlooked at times.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Fallon’s quest to state glory ends Saturday

Through all the pain and suffering the Greenwave football program had endured since being reclassified to the state’s largest division 20 years ago, a sign of hope filled the skies three years ago.

DI-A State Football: Faith Lutheran at a glance

Here is a game-by-game recap of the Faith Lutheran football team’s season and how it reached the Division I-A state championship game.

DI-A State Football: Fallon at a glance

Here is a game-by-game recap of the Fallon football team’s season and how it reached the Division I-A state championship game.

Pine Nuts: Poverty, wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony gone

Poverty is not a lack of money — poverty is a lack of education. The same can be said about the seven deadly sins.

Wednesday, November 20

Rivera feels at home on defensive line

Brady Rivera has found a new home, and he’s loving it.

Toccata to perform ‘Messiah’ Dec. 6

Toccata will present Handel’s Baroque oratorio “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the sanctuary of Saint Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

Miller testifies before Congress on GI ballots

Nevada Secretary of Stat Ross Miller told Congress on Wednesday that technology is the key to improving the number of military and overseas voters who are able to vote in future U.S. elections.

Summit aims to stomp out hunger

Food baskets alone are not enough to conquer the problem of hunger in Nevada, an effort that will take cooperation to help people become more financially secure so they can afford healthy food, participants at a summit were told Wednesday.

Death Notice: Archie Eugene Bowen

Archie Eugene Bowen, 84, of Carson City, passed away on November 18, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are entrusted to Walton’s Chapel of the Valley.

Death Notice: Emma Del Myers

Emma Del Myers, 91 of Carson City, passed away on November 17, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Richard Leonard Monson Sr.

Richard Leonard Monson Sr., 83, of Gardnerville, passed away on November 16, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Dorothea Radabaugh

Dorothea “Dottie” M. Radabaugh passed away November 18, 2013 at her home in Carson City, NV. Dottie was born November 16, 1920 in Marshallville, Ohio to Walter and Evelyn (Krites) Rupp.

Death Notice: Helen P. McKenzie

Helen P. McKenzie, 63, passed away November 19, 2013 in Minden, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Gloria Belle Smith

Gloria Belle Smith, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed into her heavenly reward on November 16th, 2013 at The Lodge Assisted Living in Carson City. She was 88 years old. Born September 10th, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Addie Belle (Hunter) Wiest and William F. Wiest I, she was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, George A. Smith, her parents, sister Shirley (Wiest) Marshall and brother William F. Wiest II.

Death Notice: Charles Orville Whitaker

Charles Orville Whitaker, 91, of Washington City, UT passed away on November 16, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home (435) 743-6363.

Death Notice: Mary Bradley

Mary Bradley, 61, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Ross, Burke and Knobel (775) 323-3154.

2 farm families honored for 100-year ownership

SPARKS — Two longtime Nevada farm families have been added to the Nevada Centennial Ranch and Farm Awards Program recognizing those who have owned and operated the same agricultural land for 100 years or more.

Wave’s defense dominant in win

It’s only a cliché because it’s true: defense wins championships.

With title on the line, Fallon has the focus

Grinding out consecutive playoff wins has the Fallon football team poised to make history.

Fallon sinks Pirates

In a back-and-forth, turnover plagued game, the Fallon football team clinched its first berth in the state championship game in 35 years.

The Doctors: Other causes of hearing loss

You know aging plays a role in hearing loss. And you’d expect that incessantly blasting music into your ear buds or spending your working years around loud machines might also damage your ears. Some other potential causes of hearing loss, however, may surprise you. Here’s a look at four of them, and the actions you can take to maintain good hearing throughout your life:

Relay for Life kicks off Fallon campaign early

The Fallon Relay for Life committee officially kicked off on Friday the 2014 season several months earlier than normal, but the intent, said organizers, is to have an extended fundraising period for the annual event.

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Popular dental myths

Brushing, flossing and twice a year checkups are standard for good dental oral health. Check out the most popular widespread dental myths and learn the real facts:


Thank you for the report on the recent town hall meeting on Common Core. I believe Superintendent Sheldon was sincere and what she imparted was fundamentally accurate as far as it went.

Trustees examining future projects

The Churchill County School Board of Trustees met Thursday at its only meeting of November to discuss new projects and budgets for elementary schools.

Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry

My son Doug and I were having desert one evening. I’d sliced half a banana on top of a dish of vanilla ice cream, dripped a few splashes of chocolate sauce over that, and finished with a squish of whipped cream from one of those containers that made the whole thing look especially delicious. It was.


Greenwave fans have waited for more than a quarter of a century to see their beloved football team play for a state title.

Commissioners meet today in chambers

The second County Commission meeting of November will be conducted today at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Chancellorseeks inputfor WNCpresident

Churchill County residents along with elected officials will have an opportunity on Thursday to give their input for the qualities the next Western Nevada College president should possess.


Every Thanksgiving for more than 35 years, Christian Life Center has enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal with its congregation.

John F. Kennedy and his legacy

It was an event that seared itself into our memories. On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy served less than three years but his legacy is still impacting the world. He passed ground-breaking legislation and put our country on the path of fulfilling many of the ideals we had not yet achieved.

Two ways to get your Medicare benefits

Some people may not realize it, but there are actually two ways to get Medicare benefits.


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

Tuesday, November 19

Just Brew It opts for larger locale on Carson St.

Trevor Rotoli and his wife, Tessa, doubled down by tripling up in expanding their Carson City business, Just Brew It. “We were ready to expand,” said Rotoli. He said nearly tripling Just Brew It’s square footage by moving from 1210 N. Carson St. into nearby space at 1214 N. Carson enhanced his business, stepping up already-solid customer traffic and sales.

Ortiz named top midfielder

Carson High’s Miguel Ortiz was named the Sierra League’s top midfielder by league coaches.

Charlie Abowd: Turkey dish a recipe for a fantastic Thanksgiving

It is hard to believe it has been a year since we last gave our Thanksgiving dinner recipe.

Gutierrez’s top-10s leads Tigersharks at state meet

AJ Gutierrez, 12, recorded six top-10 finishes at the recent Nevada Short Course Championships sponsored by the Boulder City/Henderson swim team.

Cohen’s comeback has been a success for 9-2 Senators

Alan Cohen played football his freshman season, but it wasn’t the best of experiences.

Obituary: Jimmy R. Weaver

Jimmy silently slipped away in the early morning hours on November 11, 2013. His sudden passing is deeply mourned by his wife, Diana; daughter, Deborah; grand-daughter, Elizabeth (Brian) Allen; and grandson, James Striplin Jr. He was preceded in death by his son, James Weaver in 1986.

Obituary: Janet Carol Smith

In loving memory of Janet Carol Smith, who passed away on November 5, 2013.

Death Notice: Adalane “Jackie” Sandes

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

Nevadans with canceled policies in limbo

Nearly 25,000 Nevadans who received health insurance cancellation notices were still awaiting word Tuesday from the state insurance commissioner and Gov. Brian Sandoval on whether they can keep their plans for another year.

Health Exchange avoids problems

The head of the Silver State Health Exchange said that while the federal health insurance exchange is widely regarded as a mess, the same is not true of Nevada’s exchange.

Parole falling behind in pre-sentence reports

Supreme Court Justice Jim Hardesty says Parole and Probation is so far behind in producing the reports judges need to sentence convicted felons, he worries those defendants’ constitutional rights are being violated.

The Weather Channel: Truckee fourth-snowiest among U.S. cities

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Amid hopes of a whiter winter this year, The Weather Channel recently named Truckee as the fourth-snowiest city in the United States.

Obituary: SSgt Michael Landis

SSgt Michael Landis, passed away in Tampa, Florida on November 13, 2013. Mike was born in Fallon November 9, 1986. He attended schools in Churchill County, graduating from Churchill County High School in 2005. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2006. He has done extensive traveling throughout his enlistment and received numerous medals.

Nevada exchange Spanish portal delayed

The Spanish-language enrollment portal on Nevada’s health insurance exchange is being delayed another few days as problems are worked out.

Nevada to get $268K in Google cookie settlement

LAS VEGAS — Google will pay Nevada about $268,000 to settle claims that the company violated consumer privacy by placing unauthorized cookies on computers in 2011 and 2012.

National drone test site could mean billions in NV

RENO, Nev. — Aerospace industry officials trying to persuade the U.S. government to make Nevada home to a national drone test site say the unmanned aerial vehicles represent a potential gold mine for the state worth billions of dollars.

Hot-wing enthusiasts endure overnight cold

Chris Kaecker of Carson City came in from the cold Monday and got his wings. Kaecker, 27, camped out first in line for two nights outside Buffalo Wild Wings in preparation for a grand opening gala in which the first 100 in line were promised wings weekly for a year. The promotional event provides the winners six wings each week at the sports and entertainment eatery and bar, at 3815 S. Carson St., where the crowd was brought in from the cold at 11 a.m.

Advocacy group fined for pro-Sandoval ads

The advocacy group Alliance for America’s Future was slapped with $109,560 in fines for advertising to push Brian Sandoval’s candidacy for governor while refusing to register with the Secretary of State’s Office or reveal the sources of its funding.

USS Carson City saw plenty in 28-year history

The date was Nov. 13, 1943, and for nearly two years the United States and its allies had been embroiled in World War II in the Pacific, Europe and North Africa.

Monday, November 18

Death Notice: David T Schultz

David T. Schultz, 71, of Washoe Valley, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Rookie McGloin propels Raiders

HOUSTON — Oakland rookie Matt McGloin was so good in a victory over the Houston Texans that it raised questions about whether Terrelle Pryor will get his job back when he’s healthy.

How Carson, Reed reached regional finals

Carson and Reed collide in the NIAA Division I regional final Friday night at 7 p.m. at Damonte Ranch High School coming off impressive wins.

Death Notice: Hannah Glenn

Hannah Glenn, 96 of Gardnerville, passed away on November 17, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Opal Marie Monson

Opal Marie Monson, 77 of Gardnerville Nv, passed away on November 16,2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. 775-888-6800

Death Notice: Marie Pauline Edwards

Marie Pauline Edwards, 96, of Minden, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services.

Death Notice: Antoinette Marie Mead

Antoinette Marie Mead, 72 of Gardnerville, passed away on November 11, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Everett Williams

Everett Chucko Williams, 80, passed away on November 10, 2013 at his home in Carson City. Chucko was born January 13, 1933 in Schurz, NV to Murphy Williams and Mamie Jones Williams.

Obituary: William Elton Davies

William Elton Davies, 68, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013, surrounded by his loving wife and family at John Muir Medical Center in Concord, California.

Obituary: Howard J. Spreeman

Howard J. Spreeman passed away at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center on October 16, 2013. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin and grew up on a farm near a small local airport which started the dream of Howard becoming an aviator.

Obituary: Dwayne “Doc” Cottom

Dwayne “Doc” Cottom, 74, of Carson City, passed away October 22, 2013. Doc was born May 12, 1939 in Cherryvale, Kansas to Homer Eugene and Marjorie (Hileman) Cottom.

Obituary: Adam Miltenberger

Adam was born in Knox, North Dakota to Theresa (Keller) and Adam Miltenberger. Adam was the youngest of 6 children. Brothers, Walt, Julius, and Joe. Sisters, Kathryn and Marie.

Death Notice: Mary L. Lutz

Mary L. Lutz, 71, passed away November 16, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Sunday, November 17

Companies bring high paying jobs to region

The Economic Development Board headed by Gov. Brian Sandoval approved tax incentives that will bring four new companies to western Nevada and expand several existing firms. According to the materials presented to the board on Thursday, all four of the firms pay an average of more than $20 an hour and intend to hire as many locals as possible.

Nevada Day Art show names winners

The 63rd annual Nevada Day Art show at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center Gallery runs through Dec. 20. The BAC is at 449 W. King St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Amazon jobs boost Fernley businesses

Standing in front of his shop, Fernley ice cream maker Steve Cordes watches hundreds of workers come and go at Amazon’s huge Internet fulfillment facility on East Newlands Road. That workforce — many of them temporary employees hired for a few months to handle the massive volume of seasonal transactions at Amazon — provides a significant boost in revenue at Steve’s Homemade Ice Cream and dozens of other Lyon County businesses during a normally soft time for sales.

Saturday, November 16

Life and times with Todd Christensen

It was just a normal Wednesday morning at the Appeal. As per my custom, I started checking the various wire files to see what might make the Thursday paper.

Allen Rowe: This holiday season, shop for gifts that will last

With the holidays approaching, one more aspect of coins comes back to light: giving them as gifts. Almost every holiday season, we are bombarded by ads featuring the newest electronics, gadgets or fads, but how many of those gifts last more than a year or so? Think about your first cellphone. Mine was a Motorola flip phone. Today that phone is archaic by comparison and the newer phones seem to last shorter periods before a better version is here. A $500 gift becomes worth only a few bucks in just a couple of years. Same goes for computers, tablets, game consoles, televisions and Beta Max-VHS-DVD-BluRay players.

Carson City business licenses for October 2013

The following business licenses were filed in Carson City in October. Anytime Fitness, 2629 N. Carson St., general business, M2 Adventure Corporation, owner, 775-885-7771. Bagwell Lorraine, 3662 Jarrard Court, general business, Lorraine Bagwell, owner, 775-220-3646. Be Medical Spa LLC, 1910 College Parkway, Suite 130, general business, Be Medical Spa LLC, owner, 775-741-3044.

CHS can’t break through

Carson High’s girls soccer team found out first hand why Arbor View has become arguably the best program in Southern Nevada.

Dayton loses in finals

HENDERSON — Dayton High’s Cinderella season came to a close Saturday afternoon, one win short of winning the school’s second state volleyball crown.

Wolf Pack snaps 5-game losing streak

The Nevada Wolf Pack football season is no longer in a seemingly never-ending downward spiral.

Nevada AG hails verdict in defective PVC pipe case

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is hailing a jury verdict that found a company knowingly made defective water and sewer pipes sold to dozens of municipalities and water districts across several states.

CHS uses more trickery against Damonte

Every week it seems that Carson unveils a trick play, and Friday was no exception.

Mustangs unable to pony up vs. Carson’s D

When it came time to make a big play, Carson’s defense came through in a big way.

Dust Devils sweep their way to finals

The Dayton volleyball team cruised into the state finals with a three-game sweep over Boulder City Friday afternoon in Henderson.

‘Peter Pan’ showing next two weekends at SSCHS

The Silver State Stars from Silver State Charter High School present “Peter Pan” this weekend and next at the Silver State Preforming Arts Theater.

Nevada Business Connections manufacturers panel is set Wednesday

A Nevada Business Connections breakfast meeting Wednesday features a panel of manufacturers with Ray Bacon, Nevada Manufacturers Association director, handling master-of-ceremonies chores.

NASCAR champs will be crowned this weekend

Champions in all three of NASCAR’s touring divisions will be crowned this weekend at Homestead.

Pack looks to stop losing skid

RENO — Brian Polian hopes his Nevada Wolf Pack football team learned a valuable lesson this year.

Friday, November 15

Overtime gem sends CHS girls into title game

A picture-perfect play vaulted Carson High’s girls soccer team into the NIAA Division I finals.

Gov. Sandoval: Health-reform law ‘unworkable’

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday that failure in Washington, D.C., and President Barack Obama’s about face to allow people to keep their old health insurance policies have made federal health reform unworkable.

State high court weighs arrest of man involving phone GPS

YERINGTON — The Nevada Supreme Court is considering whether a convicted stalker’s constitutional rights were violated when a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy tracked him through his cellphone’s global positioning system without first obtaining a warrant.

Semifinal slugfest

Two heavyweights are ready to square off for a chance to play for the state championship.

History on Fallon’s side in title chase

In the midst of the ongoing Cold War and battle for nuclear supremacy, the Greenwave used to be one of the most dominating schools in the Silver State.

Nevada hoops inks 2 recruits

University of Nevada men’s basketball coach David Carter announced Wednesday the signing of Eric Cooper, Jr. and Kaileb Rodriguez to National Letters of Intent to play for the Wolf Pack next season. Cooper is a 6-foot-4 point guard and Rodriguez is a 6-9 forward.

Nevada baseball signs 16

Local Reno product Chris Stolo is among 16 players signed by first-year head baseball coach Jay Johnson to a National Letter of Intent in his initial recruiting class announced Wednesday. The large class is comprised of eight junior college transfers and eight freshmen.

Blueberg catching fire as Carson makes playoff run

For much of the season, tight end Chase Blueberg was the forgotten man in the Carson High offense.

Red-hot Dayton hopes to conquer 1A field

The word chemistry usually drums up thoughts of science, but you hear the word more and more from athletic coaches at all levels.

It is all smoke and mirrors in college football

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack football program needs to learn a lesson from Northern Illinois and Fresno State. College football, especially for mediocre programs in mediocre conferences, is all about scheduling.

Thursday, November 14

Plan to bury nuclear waste in Nevada criticized

LAS VEGAS — Federal plans to truck radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee to Nevada for burial in the desert are rekindling a long-running battle to prevent the Silver State from becoming the nation’s nuclear dumping ground.

Obituary: Lynn Palma Barbagallo Phalan

Lynn Palma Barbagallo Phalan, 71 years old, wife of James Phalan died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Lynn was born September 28, 1942 in Pittsburg, California.

Obituary: Lorraine Joan Pepi

Lorraine Joan Pepi, 87, of Carson City, Nevada died October 3, 2013 surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Obituary: Milton Owen Lott

Milton Owen Lott, age 77, passed away at his home in Gillman Springs, NV on Nov. 11, 2013. He was born on October 18, 1936 in Ucon, Idaho to Alonzo (Lon) and Ruby Anderson Lott. Together with his wife Judy they owned and operated their own Trucking Company. Milton was preceded in death by his eldest son, Mark Lott.


Residents of Fallon, Churchill County and the surrounding rural communities are invited to attend a public meeting on Thursday at 5 p.m., in the County Commissioners Chambers at 155 N. Taylor St.

Wells Fargo’s Nevada ATMs accept donations for American Red Cross

Wells Fargo & Company is supporting the Philippines typhoon and flood relief effort with a grant of $250,000 – more than Php 10 million – with $125,000 going to the American Red Cross and $125,000 to the International Medical Corps. These funds will help with the ongoing relief efforts and rehabilitation in the affected areas of the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Healthy snacks and treats

Most of us pet lovers give our four-legged buddies snacks and treats, especially when good manners have been shown or simply because they are so cute and lovable! Though brought to light last year that commercial treats made in China were causing illness and death to our beloved pooches, these treats are still being sold here, and dogs continue to become ill and even die.

Superintendent answers questions about Common Core

Churchill County School District Superintendent Sandra Sheldon discussed the national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their local implementation at Tuesday’s town hall meeting hosted by the Lahontan Republican Women and the Republican Central Committee.

The lesson in the hardware store

Not long ago I visited a hardware type store in Reno. My purpose was not necessarily to buy anything but to look at some options for something I have been considering.

wnc classes

Western Nevada College is offering interesting non-credit courses this fall through its Community Education Division.

Arts & entertainment briefs

The Churchill County High School Theatre Department will present Brent Hanson’s comedy-thriller “Time-Share” on Nov. 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre.

Short-term vs. long-term investments

At various times, many people may feel frustrated by the performance of their investments. For example, they expect growth, and they don’t get it — or they think the value of their investment won’t fluctuate much, but it does. However, some of this frustration might be alleviated if investors were more familiar with the nature of their investment vehicles. Specifically, it’s important to keep in mind the difference between long-term and short-term investments.

Senior Menu

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

TCID directors look at financial health

A safety net, it’s what directors Lester de Braga, Eric Olson and Wade Workman proposed to the board during the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District’s monthly meeting last week.

Football fever strikes Fallon

Not since the 1989 season has the Greenwave football team generated this much excitement in Churchill County.

Tickets remain for Portland Cello Project

Although there’s been a great deal of interest in the performance by the Portland Cello Project, tickets are still available for their performance tomorrow evening at the Art Center.

Crowley details the case against him

A case turned personal, it’s what Fallon attorney Martin Crowley said is the driving force behind his recent run-ins with the State Bar of Nevada.

Art brightens the county administration building

Art is said to bring life and color to drab areas and Churchill County Manager Eleanor Lockwood couldn’t agree more.

Volunteers sought to provide tax return help

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking volunteers in Carson City and Douglas, Washoe, Storey and Churchill counties to help taxpayers looking for help preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns.

Perseverance pays off for J.D. Adie

Just last month, J.D. Adie posted a first-round victory in his Mixed Martial Arts debut in Reno.

State mulling health-reform options

Nevada’s insurance commissioner Thursday was trying to weigh the ramifications of President Obama’s announcement that people who had their health insurance policies canceled will be allowed to continue them for one more year.

Artists’ work to be shown at WNC

The work of Northern Nevada artists Jim McCormick, Amelia Currier and Carolyn Brown will be on display at Western Nevada College Tuesday through Jan. 24.

Progressivism leaves a grim legacy for our children

How did we get into this mess? How bad will things get? The answers are grim.

Pine Nuts: Two stellar young men become Eagles

I had never attended an Eagle Court of Honor, having failed Webelos myself and fallen short of Tenderfoot. So I was honored to be invited to a presentation at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on Sunday afternoon.

Amazon jobs boost Fernley businesses

Standing in front of his shop, Fernley ice cream maker Steve Cordes watches hundreds of workers come and go at Amazon’s huge Internet fulfillment facility on East Newlands Road.

PERS files are confidential, court rules

Individual files of people in the Public Employee Retirement System are confidential, the Nevada Supreme Court declared Thursday, overturning a district court ruling.

Nevada foreclosure rate No. 2 in nation in October

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s foreclosure rate was second in the nation in October, the month after a major filing surge.

Purcell, Foley sign onwith Nevada Wolf Pack

Carson High’s Jennifer Purcell and Dayton High’s Madi Foley are in the upper echelon of their respective sports, and now they are going to be together at the University of Nevada.

Wolf Pack Notebook: Wimberly just wants to win

RENO — Brandon Wimberly knows what he means to the Nevada Wolf Pack football team.

Three WNC players moving on to D-1 schools

One of Coach D.J. Whittemore’s main goals each season is to find a home at the next level for each of his Western Nevada College sophomore baseball players.

Return of Pimental should give CHS a boost

She’s baaaaaaaaaaaack. Senior midfielder Kiahna Pimental has been cooling her heels on the bench the last couple of weeks because of grade problems, but after satisfying her academic issues, she is expected to be in the starting lineup when Carson, 12-3-4, hosts Coronado, 15-1-4, in the Division I state semifinals Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Live entertainment

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

Wednesday, November 13

Death Notice: Everett “Chucko” Williams

Everett “Chucko” Williams, 80, passed away on November 10, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home. (775) 882-2644.

Obituary: Donald Oliver Moore

Donald Oliver Moore passed peacefully away on November 10, 2013. Donald was born July 18, 1930, in Astoria , Oregon, to Ray A and Deliah (Hoffnagle) Moore.

Obituary: Peggy Louise Mitchell

Peggy Mitchell passed away peacefully in Washoe Valley, NV, at her home of 50 years.

Nevada HMO loses bid to dismiss hepatitis C suit

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s largest health management organization lost a bid for dismissal of a breach of contract lawsuit filed by two men who say they contracted hepatitis C during outpatient procedures at a Las Vegas clinic owned by a criminally convicted former network doctor.

Court upholds suspension of Whittemore law license

A divided Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the temporary suspension of Harvey Whittemore’s law license pending full disciplinary proceedings by the state Bar.

Former Raiders TE Todd Christensen dies at 57

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With his penchant for poetry, Todd Christensen never fit the Raiders’ renegade mold. But that didn’t keep him from becoming one of the team’s best all-time tight ends.

Arts & entertainment briefs

The Churchill County High School Theatre Department will present Brent Hanson’s comedy-thriller “Time-Share” on Nov. 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre.

State Health Exchange avoids major problems

The head of the Silver State Health Exchange said Tuesday that while the federal health insurance exchange is widely regarded as a mess, the same is not true of Nevada’s exchange.

Board OKs Medicare IRS settlement

The Board of Examiners approved the settlement with Internal Revenue Service over its failure to make Medicare payments for judges and members of boards and commissions.

Carson High golfers honored

Carson High’s Heather Evans was selected to the all-Sierra League second team and Division I regional second team for girls golf.

Carter makes his mark on special teams

As Carson High’s only starting sophomore, Asa Carter has made his presence felt on both defense and special teams this season.

Tuesday, November 12

Good times to remember

There’s a scene in the movie “While You Were Sleeping” when the head of the house talks about how there are times when everything in life is fine, everybody is well, business is good and life is sweet. We all have those memories, and this old lady is no different.

Don’t miss the second coming

“To me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, these are the times to rejoice. Maranatha Come Lord Jesus. His day is at hand,” Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., recently said this and more after falsely accusing President Obama of giving arms to Al Qaeda. Obviously some self proclaimed believers are sinful prevaricators, extortionists and wasteful spenders.

Relay for Life kicks off Friday

Fallon’s Relay for Life committee wants a head start on the 2014 season, and as a result of that decision, the kick off dinner is Friday at 7 p.m. at the Wolf Center.

LVN Editorial: Onward Greenwave

Onward Greenwave, onward Greenwave, Fight right through that lin

Understanding your skin’s biology will help you improve its looks

Most people have a vague idea of what’s good and bad for our skin, but since we don’t understand the biology involved, we either do nothing or the wrong things, says skin-care expert Ron Cummings.

CCMS Honor Roll

Churchill County Middle School A Honor Roll 1st Quarter 10/24/2013 8th Grade

Christian Life Center offers Thanksgiving community meal

Every Thanksgiving for more than 35 years, Christian Life Center has enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal with its congregation.

Christmas tree cutting permits available

The Bureau of Land Management will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits Tuesday for $5 each. Permits allow the cutting of pinyon pines or juniper trees in designated areas, primarily in the Pinenut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne.

CCSD trustees meet Thursday

Churchill County Board of School Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Churchill County Administration Office, Old High School, 690 S. Maine St.

How to choose the right university

Selecting the right college means not only choosing where you’ll live for the next four years, but finding the best fit for your personality, interests and your family’s financial situation. It’s often one of the biggest decisions many teens have ever faced.

Fallon woman pleads guilty

A 21-year-old Fallon woman pleaded guilty last week in District Court for stabbing her stepfather on Oct. 14.

Thank you for your service

Since becoming the highest ranking member of the Nevada Army National Guard, Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan returned to his roots Friday to deliver the keynote speech in a Veterans Day salute at Numa Elementary School.

CCSD workshop offers glimpse into its mission

A community forum held Thursday night presented more than two hours of information on the school district and its mission.

Is your child on track to meet developmental milestones?

It is natural for parents to be curious about how their children are developing mentally, emotionally and physically. And it’s even natural for parents to experience some apprehension about what is “normal.” But experts say that by better understanding your child, you can put the anxieties aside and help guide your children through each age and stage.

UNR named one of top military-friendly universities

The University of Nevada, Reno has been named a top military-friendly school by Military Advanced Education, a journal of higher learning for today’s service members.

LVN editor wins major national award in military reporting

LVN Editor Steve Ranson has recently won a national award for his overseas military reporting when he traveled to Afghanistan in November 2012.

Fallon’s JROTC takes first place

Churchill County High School Navy Junior ROTC recently won first place honors at the Reed Invitational JROTC Drill Meet.

Chuck Muth: Disclosure rule would fly in the face of free speech

Free speech. Anonymous speech. As American as apple pie.

Lady Wave soccer blanked in loss

The offense just could not break through. The Fallon girls soccer team was held scoreless yet again in a 3-0 loss to Truckee in the Northern Division I-A playoffs on Friday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

wave guts out win

Two old-time rivals slugged it out and in the end the Fallon football team rallied for a 20-12 win over Fernley in the first round of the Northern Division I-A playoffs on Friday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Wave have the tools to win state

A calm and steady focus lifted the Fallon football team to its second playoff win in three years with a 20-12 victory over Fernley on Friday.

Fallon sends 2 SYFL clubs to semis

Fallon advanced two teams to the Sierra Youth Football League’s semifinals on Saturday.

Highway 50 project aims to fix safety problems

Carson Sheriff Ken Furlong says intensive enforcement on Highway 50 between Dayton and Carson City has reduced the number of accidents and other problems during the past couple of months.

Regional soccer | Truckee boys take down Sparks for regional title

It was not the opening the Truckee boys soccer team anticipated.

Monday, November 11

Florida St. takes firm hold of 2nd in BCS standings

Florida State took firm hold of second place in the BCS standings behind top-ranked Alabama and grabbed the inside track to the national championship game.

John R. Bullis: Take financial action before new year arrives

With the end of 2013 fast approaching, the time to act is now. Here are a few of the year-end financial actions you might take before the year is over to help your business: 1. Purchase new or used equipment that will help you be more efficient, and reduce the time and cost to serve your customers. New equipment and used equipment are eligible for the “expensing election” under code section 179. You can deduct the cost of the equipment you buy and put in service by Dec. 31 — up to $ 500,000.

Death Notice: Larena F. Burns

Larena F. Burns, 99, passed away on October 29, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home. (775) 882 - 2644.

Obituary: Eve K. Sorter

Eve left us peacefully in her home in Carson City to be with the Lord on Friday morning October 25, 2013. She was dearly loved by everyone. Her joy will be with us forever.

Death Notice: Alice M. Gasswint

Alice M. Gasswint, 64 passed away on October 31, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home (775) 882 - 2644.

Obituary: George Richard Browning

BROWNING, George Richard, 79 of Tequesta, Florida and of Carson City, NV passed away on November 6, 2013 in Tequesta.

Death Notice: Phyllis Conerby

Phyllis Conerby, 85, a Carson City resident, passed away on November 8, 2013. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements.

Obituary: Donald (Don) Horace Boardman

Donald (Don) Horace Boardman passed away at home on November 4, 2013 after a battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Obituary: Anna Louise Cunningham

Anna Cunningham passed away peacefully on November 4, 2013 at the age of 81. She has gone to reunite with her devoted husband George Cunningham.

Obituary: Martha Griffin

Martha Griffin passed away at her home in Smith Valley to be with our Lord and many loved ones that had gone before her on Thursday evening, November 7, 2013.

Plan forlong-term care

November is Long-term Care Awareness Month. And when it comes to long-term care — such as a stay in a nursing home or the services provided by a home health aide — you’ll want to plan for the potential costs involved.

Bullies rule NFL locker rooms

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . If you believe that Richie Incognito is the only bully in the NFL, well, go get your juice boxes and orange slices and get out to your daughter’s soccer game before the other mommies and daddies get upset. T

New residents must register vehicles

NRS 482.385 is the law that we would like to discuss today. Registration is required of a vehicle by person upon becoming a resident of this state, accepting gainful employment or enrolling a child in public school in this state. Within 30 days after becoming a resident or at the time he or she obtains a driver’s license, the vehicle is required to be registered in Nevada.

Celebrating Snowshoe Thompson

Every time the Sierra Nevada range is covered with inviting slopes of groomed, packed snow, skiers should fall to their knees and give thanks to Jon Torsteinson Rui.

Sunday, November 10

Darrell Moody: CHS offense looked good in playoff win

It was nice to see the Carson High offense have an impressive game in its playoff victory Friday night.

Dust Devils survive in 5 to win regional title

DAYTON — The seventh game of a World Series. The NCAA Final Four. The seventh game of the NBA Championship.

Douglas girls 3rd, CHS 6th at state

RENO — As advertised, the NIAA Division I state girls cross country race on Saturday was a closely contested affair.

Senator girls lose 1-0 in regional final

RENO — As the final whistle sounded, Carson High’s Josilyn Daggs dropped to her knees in frustration, knowing the goal of repeating as regional champions was gone.

Public-private financing of housing project a first at UNR

The University of Nevada, Reno, is turning to public-private financing of a campus housing project for the first time with an apartment complex that’s under construction on Evans Avenue just south of Peccole Park. The project, 132 one- and two-bedroom apartment units for graduate students, replaces 40 small and aging units built in 1960. The old units have been demolished.

‘Peanutcracker’ showings start Dec. 6 at Carson City Community Center

The Sierra Nevada Ballet will present “Peanutcracker — The Story in a Nut Shell” beginning with shows for students at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Carson City Community Center. A public performance featuring Santa will be at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Santa will be available for photos until the start of each performance.

Alumni notebook

FOOTBALL Blake Plattsmier (Carson-Stetson University): Redshirting this year.

3 artists’ work to be shown at WNC

The work of Northern Nevada artists Jim McCormick, Amelia Currier and Carol Brown will be on display at Western Nevada College Tuesday through Jan. 24.

Brian Sandford: Sheriff’s Office ride-along shows a different side of Carson City

Carson City looks different from inside a Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.

Saturday, November 9

Obituary: Edell Anglin

After a year of steadily declining health, Edell Maurice Anglin, 74, a 40 - year resident of Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas, moved to his permanent heavenly address when his heart stopped unexpectedly at a hospital in Sacramento.

November Jazz set at Comma Coffee

The Mile High Jazz Band will perform November Jazz, a program of big-band jazz with vocalists Sheryl Adams and Cindee LeVal, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Comma Coffee. Admission is $5 at the door and free for ages 18 and younger.

Johnson leads contenders into Phoenix race

Despite his record of four wins at Phoenix, NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson must be haunted by recent history.

Pacific sinks Nevada by 2

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack seemingly did everything but win the basketball game Friday night.

Pack looks to end road skid today vs. Rams

Brian Polian is hoping the power of positive thinking pulls his Nevada Wolf Pack football team out of its losing streak.

State Cross Country Capsule

When: 9 a.m. Today Where: Rancho San Rafael Park Division I preview GIRLS:

Division I Playoffs: Carson holds on against Spanish Springs

Carson High didn’t get many second-half stops Friday night, but it got two when it needed them the most.

Friday, November 8

Obituary: Lynda Kathleen Teglia

Lynda passed away at her home in Gardnerville on October 28th, 2013 after a 2 year battle with Leukemia. She was born to the late Lorraine and Carl Spanner on December 23, 1943 in Greeley, Colorado.

Nevada to pay $1.7M to IRS for Medicare debt

The state has cut a deal with the Internal Revenue Service after discovering it failed to make Medicare payments for judges and members of boards and commissions for more than 25 years.

Obama nominates Elko woman to be BLM director

President Barack Obama has nominated Neil Kornze to become director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Wolf Pack ready for opener vs. UOP

RENO — Deonte Burton has already noticed a big difference in this year’s Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team compared to last year.

Medical marijuana dispensary moratorium approved by board

Carson City’s Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to impose a moratorium of at least six months on what to do about the state’s Medical Marijuana Act.

Thursday, November 7

Friday Fodder: Football isn’t for the weak of heart

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...If you believe that Richie Incognito is the only bully in the NFL, well, go get your juice boxes and orange slices and get out to your daughter’s soccer game before the other mommies and daddies get upset.

Olson to have display at Comma Coffee

Comma Coffee will present “You Name it, I Can Draw it,” a mixed-media display of art by Nikki Olson, in December at the Backseat Gallery in the shop.

Sen. Kieckhefer picked for Aspen Institute fellowship

Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, has been selected as one of 24 elected officials nationwide to participate in the Aspen Institute’s Aspen-Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership for 2014.

Senator boys lose 1-0 heartbreaker

RENO — Carson High’s goal of a second straight state soccer appearance was thwarted by Spanish Springs.

Goodbye to the legendary Volkswagen van

It’s hauled hippies and surfers. It’s gutless on hills, handles poorly, is subject to rollovers and requires frequent repairs.

Two worlds: Army veteran and NHP trooper

For 20 years, Joe Winchester served his country as a military policeman in the U.S. Army, spending more than half his time in Germany.

Man’s best friend

We’ve all heard that a dog is “man’s best friend.” Curious about how the term came about? Well, in 1870 a case involving the purposeful shooting death of a hunting dog was taken all the way from a civil court to the Supreme Court of Missouri. In his closing argument (which won the case in the civil court), George Graham Vest, the plaintiff’s attorney, eloquently spoke about our bonds with our dogs.

Sailors reflect on their Navy service

Veterans at Naval Air Station Fallon said they enjoy serving their nation with pride and commitment.

A spirit true to the vine

With a big smile on his face and confidence in his stride, local winemaker and fifth-generation Nevadan Colby Frey entertained visitors on Saturday who drove to the sprawling estate wanting a sip of Churchill Vineyards’ new brandy.

Teddy Roosevelt and Veterans Day

As we celebrate Veterans Day this year, it is instructive to consider the contributions of our presidents to our nation’s defense and military. Of America’s 43 presidents, 31 have served in the military. Ten, most notably George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Dwight Eisenhower, attained the rank of general. Five others held the rank of colonel. Three future presidents engaged in combat in the Revolutionary War, five in the War of 1812, three in the Mexican-American War, five in the Civil War, one in World War I, and eight in World War II. Only one future president — Theodore Roosevelt — participated in the Spanish-American War in 1898. When the war broke out, he resigned his position in the Department of the Navy, formed the Rough Riders (a volunteer cavalry regiment), and led a famed charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba.

FPD promotes Frandsen to sergeant

No one ever said becoming a police officer was an easy job, and John Frandsen knows first hand of the hardships that follow with the career.

Direct marketing workshop offers business and legal strategies for successful meat marketing

The University of Nevada, Reno University Center for Economic Development and Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute are offering a direct marketing workshop for meat producers, “Business & Legal Strategies for Successful Collaborative Meat Marketing.”

Veterans Dayincludes openhouse, parades

Veterans Day features two parades, one in Reno and the other in Virginia City, while Fallon has a modest remembrance ceremony at Highland Village.


The Churchill County 4-H Hot Wings Poultry Club competed at the Northern Nevada Poultry Fanciers Association’s Youth and Open Poultry Show held at the Hutchings Ranch in Fallon.

County Commission wrap-up

The Churchill County Commission held its first meeting of November on Thursday and took action on the following agenda items:

Farmers, ranchers urged to vote in County Committee Elections

The 2013 FSA County Committee Elections has begun with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters.

OUR VIEW: Guard, Reserve retirees are also veterans

They attend the same schooling as active-duty servicemen and women. They undergo the same rigors of training in their mission either at home or overseas. They don the uniform ready to face any adversity that comes their way.


November is National Homeless Awareness Month. Churchill County School District uses this opportunity to share information about the McKinney-Vento Act Students in Transition program.

Spice bust nets guilty pleas

Two Fallon residents indicted on federal charges have entered guilty pleas for distributing the synthetic drug Spice, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

Outlaw wrestling registration starts Wednesday

The Outlaw youth wrestling team is opening registration to any athlete in fifth through eighth grade on Wednesday and Nov. 18.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Fallon’s fate depends on response to loss

Facing uncharted waters for the first time this season, the group of gridiron brothers began to slowly sink into the abyss Friday night.

Rivalry rematch

The quest to end Fallon’s 35-year drought without a state championship begins today.

Cross country ready for state

Top three, that is the benchmark for the Fallon cross country team.

Goal is in sight for Fallon

For years the Fallon girls soccer team has been on the outside looking in.

SYFL hits playoffs, Pop Warner ends Saturday

The new season begins this weekend for five Fallon youth football teams. Fallon’s chapter of the Sierra Youth Football League advanced five of its seven teams to the playoffs, beginning with the quarterfinals on Saturday in Fernley and Ren

Smith, Heck battle in shootout

It was supposed to be a rekindled reunion between two friends who were teammates for the Greenwave.

In Loving Memory of Bobbi Dowell

Born 24th of September 1935 Shamrock, Oklahoma

Death Notice: Calvin Lester Jones

Calvin Lester Jones, 88 of Carson City, passed away on November 4, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

August taxable sales climb statewide

Statewide, total sales climbed 3.7 percent to $3.8 billion. Auto sales were up 10.1 percent and construction categories more than 20 percent.

Ormat Technologies quarterly operating income zooms

Ormat Technologies, a Northern Nevada-based geothermal energy company, reports that quarterly financial results included operating revenues of nearly $30 million. “Operating income for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2013 was $29.8 million,” the company said, “compared to $12.1 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2012.”

Nevada judge dismisses suit against AFP

A Nevada judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state’s top election official against a conservative Republican group over political fliers targeting a state Senate candidate in the 2012 election.

Mine-pollution deal brings Yerington $19.5M

RENO — Rural neighbors of an abandoned World War II-era copper mine that has leaked toxic chemicals in Northern Nevada for decades have won up to a $19.5 million settlement from companies they accused of covering up the contamination.

Forklift accident kills Reno man in Fernley

FERNLEY — The Lyon County sheriff’s office is investigating a fatal forklift accident at the Amazon warehouse in Fernley.

Wednesday, November 6

Live entertainment

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

Cowee takes football one day at a time

The stretch run starts for both Aaron Cowee and the Carson High Senators on Friday night.

Carson blanks Reno, qualifies for state

RENO — For the third straight year, Carson High’s girls soccer team has qualified for the NIAA state playoffs.

Les Miserables presented at Community Center

WNMTC will present 10 performances of Les Miserables on weekends Friday through Nov. 24 at the Carson City Community Center.

Nevada hopes to cure road blues against CSU

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack football team has just one more opportunity to win a game on the road this season.

Death Notice: Thomas V. Martin

Thomas V. Martin, long time Carson City resident, 67 years old, passed away on November 4, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Truckee Meadows Funeral Home in Reno.

Death Notice: John R. Greene

John R. Greene, 59, passed away October 25, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Arts & entertainment briefs

CCHS PRODUCTION The Churchill County High School Theatre Department will present Brent Hanson’s comedy-thriller “Time-Share” on Nov. 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre.

Containing Fralick key to playoff opener

By the time Friday’s playoff game against Spanish Springs rolls around, members of the Carson High defensive unit will hear and see a lot of Cougars QB Hunter Fralick.

Prep Roundup: Cougars end Carson’s volleyball season

SPARKS — Beating Spanish Springs is tough when you’re at full strength. When you are minus three players, two of whom play significant minutes, that task becomes impossible.

Hernandez, defense key Senators’ win

On the strength of two Cristian Hernandez goals and pressure defense, Carson High’s boys soccer team has survived to play another day.

Community Sports: Raiders club fundraiser Sunday

The Carson City Raiders Booster’s Club annual fundraiser and auction is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Carson Lanes Eleventh Frame Lounge.

Susan Hart: Gluten-free tart a perfect use for green tomatoes

You may have some green tomatoes staring at you from this year’s defunct garden. If so, this amazing upside-down tart (the dough is cooked on top of the filling, then the tart is flipped for serving) will tickle your taste buds and have you wishing for more.

Nevada retailers expect holiday spending to grow

The Retail Association of Nevada expects holiday spending to grow by up to 7 percent this season.

Heritage Bank, USDA makes loan to TRIC businesses

A partnership between Heritage Bank of Nevada and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving a fast-growing manufacturing company in Storey County some much-needed financial flexibility. Executives of the bank and the USDA Rural Development said Tuesday the bank made a $5.6 million loan to refinance the mortgage on a major building at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, the home of two related companies — Dynamic Isolation Systems and Scougal Rubber Corp.

Tuesday, November 5

Health care for me, not for thee

“I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.” President George W. Bush, July 11, 2007

Our veteransat a crossroad

Only a handful of occupations require their members to be ready at a moment’s notice and, at times, be willing to put their lives in harm’s way.

UNR dietetics programs receive accreditation

The Dietetic Internship Program and the Undergraduate Dietetic Programs in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR) received renewal of their accreditation. Both programs underwent a standard 10-year re-evaluation which included a site visit by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Our four-legged children

It was still dark outside. The dial on the alarm clock on my nightstand showed it wasn’t yet 6 a.m. I could hear that familiar sound, a tiny dachshund making whining sounds and shaking his little body. It was Riley doing his morning routine that means his “grandma” had to get up.


The following babies weer born at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:

Feeling blue? Signs of depression

If these symptoms sound familiar and happen often, talk to your doctor. An estimated one in 10 adults in the USA is depressed.


Carol Watson Carol Watson was recognized as Nevada’s Veteran of the Month for October 2013 during a presentation in Las Vegas.

Fallon man sentenced forchild contact

A Fallon man accused of a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday in District Court to two gross misdemeanor charges.

CCSD hosts forum

The Churchill County School Board is hosting a Community Engagement Forum on Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. at the District Office.

Holiday stress can make you fat

During the holidays, it can be all too easy to overeat. But there’s more at play when it comes to packing on pounds this time of year. Another holiday tradition that can affect your weight is stress.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

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

Gaming win up in state, county in September

Nevada casinos reported a total win of $958.8 million for September, the second-highest amount this calendar year and a 7.4 percent increase over the previous September.

Community remembers Landsberry: teacher, Nevada guardsman, Marine

SPARKS — Sharon Landsberry, the wife of the Nevada Guardsman and teacher killed during a school shooting in Sparks last month, recounted during a tearful memorial ceremony here Sunday that her husband had reconnected with friends and reiterated his Marine values just two days before he died.

Lariat Motel neon sign lights up sky

Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. vaguely remembers the first years of the Lariat Motel, which once stood where today’s Maverick serves customers.

Facts about your dental health and pregnancy

Many moms-to-be receive advice from well-meaning friends and relatives. Yet there seem to be myths about taking care of teeth and gums — if dental health is even mentioned at all.

Deputy Defense secretary addresses NAS Fallon sailors

Sailors learned Tuesday from the deputy secretary of defense that the future of the country’s military will go through Naval Air Station Fallon after operations wind down after 12 years of fighting in Afghanistan.

Holiday for Heroes mail drive kicks off

The holidays are around the corner and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to send thanks, encouragement, and holiday cheer to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.

Nevada looks at ‘drones’ for economic development

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or drones, may be relatively small, but could have a big impact on Nevada’s economy and natural resources, especially when the necessary pieces and experts come together to do the work and research.

Chuck Muth: Immigration solution can’t happen all at once

When it comes to fixing our nation’s illegal immigration problem, we face two serious problems: 1) plugging the gaping holes on the enforcement side, and 2) figuring out what to do with those who are already here in the U.S. illegally, many of whom have been our neighbors, friends and co-workers for many years.

Bound for state

RENO — They left it all on the course, literally. The Fallon boys cross country exploded in jubilation after the team learned it took third place at the Northern Division I-A regional meet on Saturday at Rancho San Rafael Park.

Lowry bucks Wave football

It was a bittersweet league championship. The Lowry Buckaroos slugged out a 21-14 win over previous unbeaten Fallon in the Northern Division I-A regular season finale for both clubs on Friday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Lady Wave ready for playoffs

The Fallon girls soccer team lost at Truckee, 2-0, but only seeding was on the line. Not that it matters, since the Lady Wave will host the Northern Division I-A regional Friday and Saturday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Fallon Renegades cap undefeated season

Two Fallon SYFL teams finished the regular season with winning records as the youth football program enters the first round of playoffs this weekend.

Obituary: John L. Wood

John L. Wood, 64, passed November 1st surrounded by his loving wife and sons, as well as his brother and sister-in-law, at their home in Kingston, NV. John was born in Bishop, Ca. July 21, 1949, and moved to Carson City in 1957, graduating from Carson High School in 1967.

Obituary: Paul Alan Laird

Paul Alan Laird passed away at his home on November 1, 2013 after a two- year battle with brain cancer. Paul was born at Carson Tahoe Hospital on May 3, 1966 and attended Carson City schools, graduating from Carson High School and from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology.

Obituary: Ricky (Slick) Paul Lann

Born in Sacramento, CA, raised in Weimar, CA and lived in Fallon, NV. Ricky had the biggest heart and was true to everyone. He worked as a carpenter, at WalMart and finally ended up driving a water truck for the family business.

Obituary: Elinor P. Zito

Elinor Patricia Zito, loving wife, aunt, cousin and friend, passed away peacefully at Carson Tahoe Hospital on October 30, 2013.

Celebration of Life: John B. McSweeney

PLEASE JOIN US IN A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for John McSweeney at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Carson City on Saturday, November 9th. The celebration will be from 5 pm to 9 pm with appetizers and desserts provided.

NV Energy offers ‘green’ options — for a price

Northern Nevada customers of the state’s largest utility now have the option of getting all their electricity from renewable sources. NV Energy Inc. on Monday announced residential and business customers can opt to get 50 percent or 100 percent of their electricity from renewable resources. The NV Green Energy program is not yet available in southern Nevada.

Wallin launches bid for Nevada state treasurer

State Controller Kim Wallin is launching her campaign for Nevada treasurer.

Student veterans center open

The only veterans’ center of its kind in Northern Nevada opened officially with a celebratory event Thursday on the Western Nevada College campus.

Monday, November 4

Timeout with Ethan Lopes

School: Carson High School. Sport: Cross country.

Death Notice: Kathleen A. Rose

Kathleen A. Rose, 73, passed away on November 1, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Kam Yin Lau

Kam Yin Lau, 62 of Silver Springs, Nevada passed away on October 30, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Elli (Eleanor Gansberg) Nielson

Elli, (Eleanor Gansberg) Nielson, 70, of Carson City, passed away October 29, 2013 after a long battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Death Notice: Phaedra K. Bonaccorsi

Phaedra K. Bonaccorsi, 74, passed away on October 30, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home (775) 882-2644.

Obituary: Samuel Thomas Brady

Born in Reno at Washoe Medical Center in 1939 to Bud and Alva of Carson City.

Death Notice: Mauricio J. Polack

Mauricio J. Polack, 49, passed away October 21, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Marie O. Walters

Marie O. Walters, 84, passed away October 26, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Sunday, November 3

Grittiness is difference for CHS

Finishing the close ones. That’s the difference between this year’s Carson High football team and last year’s edition.

Consistent Shoaf key cog on CHS defense

Adam Shoaf doesn’t have a goal this season and he might have one or two assists, but he’s one of Carson High’s most valuable soccer players.

Mini space shuttle skids off runway in test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new, smaller version of NASA’s space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing. The Dream Chaser space plane is being designed by Sierra Nevada Corp. It’s vying to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station in four or five more years.

Daggs makes nice return after injury for Senators

Josilyn Daggs remembers it well, and that’s not surprising. Serious knee injuries tend to stay in the memory bank.

Carson girls second, qualify for state meet

RENO — Out of respect for injured teammate Alex Drozdoff, members of the Carson High girls cross country team wrote “I run for Alex” on their legs, and then they went out and qualified for next week’s NIAA State Championships.

Carson JV football wins league title

Carson High’s JV football team topped Douglas, 46-15, Thursday night to win the league title with a perfect 4-0 record.

Pack hoops team ready to move on from disastrous 2012

RENO — Marqueze Coleman has been anxiously awaiting Monday night for nearly eight months.

Pack can’t stop Carr, FSU

FRESNO, Calif. — Derek Carr threw for 487 yards to break the Fresno State career passing record and lead the 16th-ranked Bulldogs to eight straight wins to open the season for the first time since 1989 with a 41-23 victory over Nevada on Saturday night.

Saturday, November 2

Obituary: Greg “Goatee” Hoffman

Greg “Goatee” Hoffman, 65, passed away at his home with his wife, Evie, by his side on September 23, 2013.

Obituary: Dr. Kent Douglas Redwine

Dr. Kent Douglas Redwine passed away on October 12, 2013. He was born in Glendale, CA to Malcolm and Clarabelle Redwine. He relocated to Carson City in 1974. Kent received a heart transplant in October 1986 which enabled him to obtained his BS and Ph.d in Chemistry from UNR, enjoy numerous motorcycle rides and travel to many countries around the world. His greatest accomplishments in life were his children, Nicholas and Rhianna and his grandchildren.

50 bighorn sheep in Nev. to be moved to Utah

LAS VEGAS — As many as 50 desert bighorn sheep will be moving from Nevada to Utah under a joint effort by wildlife officials in the two states.

Lyon schools receive portion of $8.6M behavioral health grant

Nevada has received an $8.6 million federal grant for behavioral health programs in schools.

Scientists oppose logging bills in Congress

RENO — More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees at Yosemite National Park and other national forests and wilderness areas across the West.

SBA loan helps Carson City’s Coral LLC

The Nevada State Development Corp. (NSDC) and Wells Fargo Bank worked together to help Coral LLC of Carson City with a Small Business Administration SBA 504 Loan to purchase new office space. Owners Clint and Jason DeWitt purchased and renovated the space at 5576 Bighorn Drive, moving the coral mineral supplement supplier from former rented offices at 38 Diamondback Way in the capital. Coral LLC markets health-supplement products to customers worldwide.

NVE reports fall in income and earnings

NV Energy reported Friday that quarterly income in July through September dropped by $36 million, and diluted earnings per share decreased by 15 cents compared with the same quarter last year. NVE announced net income of $187.2 million for the third quarter, which compares with $223.2 million in the same quarter of 2012. It announced earnings per share of 79 cents, which compares with 94 cents for the same period of 2012.

Washoe Valley fence an attempt to keep freeway clear of snow

Drivers passing the Bowers Mansion cutoff at the north end of Washoe Valley might have noticed a strange-looking wooden slat fence going up on the west side of the freeway.

Defense rescues Carson in OT win

MINDEN — On a night when Carson High’s offense struggled, the defense stepped it up in a major way.

Pack needs upset to keep postseason hopes alive

The Fresno State Bulldogs are what the Nevada Wolf Pack football team wants to be when it grows up.

Vettel wraps up another F1 crown

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth consecutive Formula One driving championship in India last Sunday in what was probably the last Indian Grand Prix.

Fernley ends Dust Devils season, 52-21

Fernley brought its “A” game to Dayton Friday night, running up 38 points in the first half en route to a 52-21 win.

Tiger offense can’t support strong ‘D’

MINDEN — In a season that has produced a number of highlights, the Douglas defense may have enjoyed its finest game of the season on Friday night.

Friday, November 1

Obituary: Duane Lynn Snyder

Duane Lynn Snyder of Carson City, Nevada passed away at his home on October 16, 2013 following a brief hospitalization. Burial will be at Lone Oak Cemetery in Carson City and a memorial service will be held at Carson Masonic Lodge No. 1 at a future date. Autumn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BLM issues 6 proposals to protect sage grouse

The U.S .Bureau of Land Management released draft management proposals Friday for protecting sage grouse in Nevada and a sliver of northeast California, with options ranging from doing nothing to imposing tough restrictions on public land use across 17 million acres.

Friday Fodder: Don’t give up on Brian Polian — yet

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... Brian Polian might have to make some very difficult decisions once this Nevada Wolf Pack football season is over. We’ve said all along that Polian’s success or failure in his career would depend upon the performance of his assistants.

Carson gets past rival

MINDEN — Quickness coupled with timely plays at opportune moments on Thursday night were the difference for the Carson High volleyball team in its victory against Douglas in the regular-season finale for both schools.

Cegavske announces bid for secretary of state

State Sen. Barbara Cegavske is launching her candidacy for secretary of state.

‘Hairspray’ coming to BAC in December

“Hairspray,” a Broadway musical comedy and motion picture, will be performed by the Wild Horse Children’s Theater in December at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center.

Comstock Mining cuts quarterly loss by half

Comstock Mining Inc. cut its quarterly loss in half and reported record shipments of gold and silver, according to the Virginia City mining company’s Thursday announcement of results. The firm said net loss for the third quarter this year amounted to $4.5 million, or 9 cents per common LODE share, compared with a $9 million loss for the same quarter in 2012. The decreased loss came primarily from an increase in mining revenue.

Dayton hosts Fernley with playoff spot at stake

DAYTON — Eyes on the prize. The prize for Dayton High’s football team is the final spot in the 1A playoffs if it can knock off Fernley in the regular-season finale for both schools today at Dayton. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.

Gaming win up 7.4 percent in September

Nevada casinos reported a total win of $958.8 million for September, the second-highest amount this calendar year and a 7.4 percent increase over the previous September.