Stories for October 2013


Thursday, October 31

Obituary: John William Boyce

In loving memory of an amazing husband, great-grandfather, grandfather, father, son, brother and friend.

Death Notice: Dwayne “Doc” Cottom

Dwayne “Doc” Cottom, 74, passed away on October 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month

November is the “official” Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month. You may be wondering just what the age of a senior dog or cat is. According to most veterinarians, dogs start entering their golden years at seven years of age. However, smaller breeds of dogs live longer than larger breeds, so the smaller the dog, the later in life he becomes a senior. Cats enter into their senior years a little later, between eight and ten years of age.

Don’t get ‘frightened’ by these scary investment ideas

Halloween is upon us. Of course, whether you’re navigating the dark corridors of a “haunted house” or just dealing with the “creepy” characters coming to your door demanding candy, you’re probably not too fearful of the sights of the season. But as you go through life, you’ll want to avoid some things that really are scary — such as these investment moves:

Film series ends tonight with an epic flick

CAC’s fall film series, “Big Screen Epics,” will conclude tonight with a screening of “Once Upon A Time in America.”

Historic Winnemucca courted the railroad

Winnemucca owes much of its existence to the fact it was a place where travelers could easily cross the Humboldt River.

Crowley under fire from Nevada State Bar

Fallon attorney Martin Crowley is under fire from the State Bar of Nevada.

Shelter offers a new beginning

The Domestic Violence Intervention (DVI) shelter has existed since 1988 by providing women and their children of domestic violence with the help they need to escape their abuser.

Paying homage to the apple gods

The rising autumn sun over the eastern Sierra, the sparkling apples gently swaying on tree limbs, the smell of freshly cooked pies permeating through the early morning air all greet visitors to a new day at Apple Hill, where a group of about 50 orchards and ranches dot the fertile hills.

About half of middle-class pay the bills, but can’t save for retirement

More than half of middle-class Americans (59 percent) say paying the day-to-day bills is their top financial concern, while saving for retirement falls to a distant second place in the financial pecking order, according to our annual Wells Fargo Middle Class Retirement study. It’s clear that middle-class Americans (based on those surveyed ranging between the ages of 25 and 75 interviewed by phone in July and August by Harris Interactive) are overwhelmed with trying to meet today’s obligations and consequently are putting off saving for their future. Four in 10 say it is not possible pay the bills and save for retirement at the same time.

Obamacare is working as planned

I don’t care what others think, I believe Obamacare is working as planned. Set aside for a moment the fact that the website is a typical government disaster. Forget that those who actually can sign up are finding in far too many cases that they are paying substantially more for less coverage.

Pine Nuts: My first colonoscopy

There are some things you never forget, your first date, your first kiss, your first colonoscopy. Actually, my first colonoscopy throws the others into the shade.

Weighing in on new WNC leader

In a day-long series of meetings with regents and university Chancellor Dan Klaich, local officials, students, professors and businessmen emphasized the importance of protecting and restoring Western Nevada College — and the important role the new president of that institution will have in that process.

Midnight fire destroys Tolas Place mobile home

A midnight fire destroyed a mobile home Wednesday night, reports the Fallon/Churchill Fire Department.

Sen. Heller concerned about NSA expanded surveillance

Republican Sen. Dean Heller, Nevada’s junior senator, is concerned with the expanded role of the National Security Agency and its eavesdropping of phone calls of worldwide leaders.

Fallon Rotary hosts Foundation dinner

The Rotary Club of Fallon is sponsoring the Area 10 Foundation District 5190 dinner on Nov. 8 at the Fallon Convention Center.

Aging-inmate issues not unique to state system

Most states are having even more difficulty than Nevada with controlling inmate medical costs, according to a national study by Pew Research Center — MacArthur Foundation.

Retailers expect to add 7,800 holiday jobs

Retailers in the state expect to add 7,800 seasonal jobs this holiday season, the Retail Association of Nevada says.

Title on the line

In what most expected to be a battle of unbeaten teams is instead a battle for the Northern Division I-A league title and the No. 1 seed for next week’s playoffs.

Sports briefs

Nevada Waterfowl Association invites the public to its 13th annual fundraising dinner and auction Saturday at the Fallon Convention Center.

Runners set sights on state

Peaking at the right time is key for the Fallon cross country teams.

Cady Cordes stars at Western Conn. State

Charles Darwin once said that the strongest and most intelligent will survive. Those who are the most adaptable, however, triumphs the strongest and the smartest in the battle of survival.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Baseball’s finish makes way for football, hoops

Never did I imagine that I would be relieved when Boston recorded the final out to win the World Series. But the baseball season seemed like a drag for the first time since the Giants were irrelevant four years ago, but now it’s time for football.

Steady hand lifts Scott Smith to next stage

In about two weeks, Scott Smith will take on the second stage to earn his professional card on the Tour.

Smith, Heck face off on gridiron

Since elementary school, Charlie Heck and Mike Smith have been good friends. They were even better together on the football field for the Greenwave.

Heller, Franken call for transparency on spying

Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota and Nevada Republican Dean Heller have jointly re-introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to increase transparency of government surveillance of U.S. citizens.

Williams named Nationals skipper

WASHINGTON — More than a decade ago, when Matt Williams was still a third baseman, and Mike Rizzo was still climbing the front-office rungs, the future general manager thought he noticed the makings of a future skipper.

Wednesday, October 30

Cunningham promotion sparks Carson defense

Cody Cunningham’s football career at Carson High could be best termed as up and down.

Live entertainment

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

Retailers expect to add 7,800 holiday season jobs

Retailers in the state expect to add 7,800 seasonal jobs this holiday season, the Retail Association of Nevada says. That would be in line with the holiday hiring last year, which was up 2.6 percent over 2011.

CHS ties, maintains 2-seed for playoffs

MINDEN — Locking horns in a playoff-like atmosphere, the Carson and Douglas high school boys soccer teams scrapped to a 0-0 tie on Wednesday night in their regular season-ending game at Keith Roman Field.

Hobbled Fajardo leading Pack football

RENO — Cody Fajardo is playing this season on just one good leg.

Obituary: Joseph O’Neill Tapp

Joseph O’Neill Tapp died October 29, 2013 at Carson Tahoe Hospital. He was born in Puritan, Colorado on February 12th, 1919, in a coal mining camp.

Obituary: Joseph (Joe) Schneider

Joseph (Joe) Schneider of Jacks Valley passed away at his home (Schneider Ranch) on the morning of October 23, 2013.

Nevada’s BLM seed warehouse opens

The BLM seed warehouse sought by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is now open in Ely.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Wednesday, Oct. 30

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: MONDAY • 9:39 p.m.: A 23-year-old Carson City woman was arrested in the 500 block of North Carson Street on a warrant. Bail was set at $500.

Whorton: ‘A lot of red tape’ stands in way of making prison a museum

Saying the old Nevada State Prison is “extremely closely tied to the history” of Carson City, former Director of Corrections Glen Whorton called on community leaders to help make converting the old prison into a museum a reality.

Aging-inmate issues notunique to Nev.

Most states are having even more difficulty than Nevada with controlling inmate medical costs, according to a national study by Pew Research Center — MacArthur Foundation.

Critics: Buffett’s buy of NV Energy is no bargain

The pending sale of NV Energy Inc. to billionaire Warren Buffett is no bargain for electricity customers in Nevada, according to critics who also want state regulators to order a rate reduction for customers.

Obituary: Jacqueline Christiane Banovich - Janssen

Jacqueline Christiane Banovich-Janssen (Jackie King), passed away unexpectedly while visiting in Fallon, on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Jackie had lived in Fallon for many years, working as an Executive Secretary for Tedford Construction and the Nugget. She had returned to California several years ago to care for her parents. Recently she had moved to Phoenix, AZ. to live with her son.

Obituary: Patricia Ann Choat

Patricia is survived by husband, John Choat; children, Glenn Thomas, Barbara Sue; step children, Daniel Choat and Amy Holly; brother, Tom Kenny of Maryland; numerous nieces and cousins in Maryland.

Death Notice: Lillian M. Thomas

Lillian M. Thomas, 90, passed away on October 26, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

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.

Questions to ask your doctor about diabetes and pain

(StatePoint) — The numbers are staggering — 25.8 million people, representing 8.3 percent of the U.S. population, have diabetes, according to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Extortion by any other name

Extortion by any other name is still a crime, unless the extortionists are Republicans in Congress. The price the Republicans demanded to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, something President Reagan did 18 times, had nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). These extortionists want more. The Affordable Care Act wasn’t ever threatened by the shutdown, and yet the Tea Party Republicans took this country to the brink of disaster, claiming it was the reason.

Breast cancer and obesity link

As if we didn’t have enough bad news about weight gain, it is now believed that obesity increases the risk of breast cancer and worsens the prognosis among breast cancer patients.

One dark November day

Everybody alive that terrible day of Nov. 22, 1963, when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated remembers where he or she was when hearing of that tragic news. I’m no exception. This November is the 50th anniversary of that horrible event.

Chuck Muth: State needs to abolish stupid gun-free zones

Exactly how many more innocent, unarmed teachers and students need to be slaughtered on a school campus before people get angry enough to demand that the Nevada Legislature abolish these absolutely insane gun-free zones?

Ways to make a difference with breast cancer

(StatePoint) — Unfortunately, too many of us know someone — a family member, friend or colleague — who is affected by breast cancer. In fact, breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in U.S. women, according to the American Cancer Society.

Silver Statecelebrates its149th birthday

Thousands of people “officially” celebrated Nevada’s statehood on Saturday with a big parade and other activities in Carson City, while thousands more remained in Reno to attend the annual in-state rivalry between the University of Nevada and UNLV.

Fall allergies: A heads up

Consider yourself warned: This fall allergy season probably will be pretty miserable, for reasons out of your immediate control. Climate changes, warmer overall temps and increased carbon dioxide concentrations can cause ragweed — the No. 1 culprit of autumn allergies — to grow faster, produce more pollen and bloom longer, meaning more days of sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes. Mold could get your allergies going, too; so might dust mites. Here’s a closer look at these common fall triggers, plus tips to help ease symptoms.

Shutdown affects tuition assistance requests

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — The recent shutdown of the U.S. government has led to disapproval of some sailors’ requests for Tuition Assistance (TA), Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) leadership said Oct. 25.

GI Bill eases college costs for military families

As Veteran’s Day approaches, this is a good time to remind our active duty service members and veterans about the many education assistance benefits available to them through the G.I. Bill and other government programs.

Trustees concerned about ADA requirements for school restrooms

The Churchill County School Board is concerned about meeting the requirements for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) bathrooms in all local schools as trustees discussed the situation Thursday evening at their second regularly scheduled meeting of October.

Bureau of Reclamation solicits input on Lahontan Substation

CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Reclamation is soliciting comments for the preparation of an environmental assessment for the proposed Lahontan Substation Rebuild and Upgrade Project.

BLM releases decision on quarry project

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

Fallon kicks off Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration

Join Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in kicking-off Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration with the official lighting of the historic Lariat Motel sign.

Fallon man found dead at state prison

A 31-year-old Fallon man was died Friday after prison authorities found him unresponsive in his cell four days earlier.

WNC requesting input for new president

An meeting that could set up a committee to hire the next Western Nevada College president is set for Thursday, not today as previously reported, in Carson City.


Trick or Treat The official trick or treat day in Fallon is Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. The Downtown Merchants Spooktacular is from 4-7 p.m., also on the same day.

Bistate sage grouse up for endangered species listing

The bistate sage grouse was proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act on Friday. Starting Monday, a 60-day comment period begins on the listing.

Search for father spans a generation

The Collins family recently had a special reunion in Fallon, but the gathering took a generation to assemble. As a matter of fact, the siblings met for the first time as a family at their mother’s house west of Fallon.

Tuesday, October 29

Harbaugh happy with 49ers at season’s midpoint

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Harbaugh is undecided whether he will allow himself a day off during San Francisco’s bye week. Even with a whirlwind stretch of travel finally over.

Freitas goal beats CHS 1-0

MINDEN — Jenny Jaggard, Douglas High’s first-year head varsity coach, likes the look of her team heading into the post-season.

Wooster tames Carson volleyball in 4 games

RENO — Despite losing in four sets to Wooster Tuesday night, the Carson Senators still are alive in their quest to finish fourth in the Sierra League.

Mitey Mites blank Reno

The Carson Mitey Mites recorded their fifth straight shutout of the season, a 6-0 conquest of Reno Central last weekend in Pop Warner action.

Comstock Mining gets OK for more processing

Comstock Mining, the Virginia City silver and gold miner, said Tuesday it had received word of state regulatory approval for expansion of its water pollution control permit. The modified permit authorized by the Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation in the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection will increase the amount of mineralized material the mining firm may process annually. Previously, the permit allowed yearly processing of 1 million tons of material, the company said, and now it can go to up to 4 million tons a year.

Trisha Leonard: Halloween cake packs a double dose of pumpkin

It’s time to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon. Pinterest is exploding with fall recipes and Starbucks has its Pumpkin Spice Latte back in stores. Two occasions at the end of October provided a good reason to bust out my cans of pumpkin puree. The first was a co-worker’s last day. The second is my dad’s birthday, which falls on Halloween.

Dahl injured in Rams’ loss to Seattle

Fallon’s Harvey Dahl left St. Louis’ 14-9 loss Monday to Seattle in the third quarter with a knee injury. The extent of the injury was unknown at press time.

Wave of TD’s

TRUCKEE — The Wolverines needed a flawless performance and perhaps a little bit of help to pull off an upset victory over first-place Fallon on Saturday.

Nevada must find identity on both sides of the ball

Nevada’s roller-coaster ride took another turn Saturday at Mackay Stadium in Reno as the Wolf Pack stumbled to rival UNLV, 27-22.

Tennis has rough showing at state tourney

The Fallon girls tennis team, along with Tyler Wood and Martin Beyer, ran into buzzsaws last week at the Division I-A state tournament in Las Vegas.

Playoffs, seeding on the line

The Fallon boys soccer team is playing for its postseason life.

Tahoe’s Highway 28 up for $25 million in federal funding

Highway 28 is a finalist for $25 million in federal funding, the Tahoe Transportation District announced on Thursday.

Wheeler explains, apologizes for slavery comment

Douglas County Assemblyman Jim Wheeler said Tuesday that his comment that he would support a return to slavery if his constituents wanted it was “clearly facetious.”

Sandoval pulls plug on perks for cash

Gov. Brian Sandoval pulled the plug Tuesday on a program that offered video chats and lunch with the state’s chief executive in exchange for monthly campaign donations.

UNR students back fee boost for sports, rec center

RENO — The majority of students at the University of Nevada, Reno say they’re willing to pay higher student fees to help finance the construction of a student fitness center and indoor athletic practice facility.

CHS blanks Reno, moves into 2nd place

There is no better way to celebrate Senior Night than with a victory. Carson High used goals by Guillermo Hernandez and Miguel Ortiz plus an airtight defensive effort to blank Reno, 3-0, in the Senators’ last regular-season home game of the year Monday night.

Douglas Assemblyman criticized for remark

Douglas County Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler drew sharp protests Monday after telling the Storey County Central Committee he would vote for whatever his constituents want — even if that vote was to bring back slavery.

Lake Tahoe weather: Up to foot of snow reported Monday

LAKE TAHOE — Winter is back at Lake Tahoe — and residents couldn’t be more pleased.

Monday, October 28

August taxable sales slump in Carson, Douglas

With its two top tax categories either flat or down, August taxable sales fell 5.6 percent in Carson City. Auto sales, normally the capital’s top generator of taxable sales, came in at a respectable $19.8 million for the month. But that was up just 0.6 percent from a strong August 2012.

London drubbing: 49ers hammer Jaguars

At London, in an International Series rout, Colin Kaepernick tossed a TD pass and ran for two more scores. Kaepernick ended up with 164 yards passing and 54 yards rushing, and Frank Gore also ran for two scores for the 49ers (6-2), who have won five in a row.

Death Notice: John R. Rudolph

John R. Rudolph, 63 of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Patricia Ann Choat

Patricia Ann Choat, 67 of Carson City, passed away on October 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: John Milton Smith

John Milton Smith, 91 of Carson City, passed away on October 26, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: John M. Smith

John M. Smith of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on October 26, 2013 at the age of 91.

Obituary: Joan Goodall Knowles

Joan Goodall Knowles, 80 of Carson City, passed away on October 21, 2013. To view the complete obituary, please visit , arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Woman rides in Nevada Day Parade again — 75 years later

In 1938 Betty Johnson — then Betty Branson — rode into downtown Carson City on her friend’s mustang, Wendy, to be part of the first Nevada Day parade.

Carson City native Matt Williams to be named manager of Washington Nationals, report say

According to reports from, Carson City’s Matt Williams is on the verge of being named the new manager of the Washington Nationals.

4th inmate death this month reported at NV prison

State officials are reporting the fourth inmate death this month at a Carson City prison. Nevada Department of Corrections officials say Joseph Oxford-McArthur died late Friday at a hospital, four days after he was found unresponsive in his cell.

Sunday, October 27

Carol Perry: Deficit spending an unsustainable way to fund government

Yet again, we have crisis-driven fiscal policy. All that was accomplished with the end of the federal government’s shutdown was the postponement of the drama and name calling until after the holidays. The president, thinking that the debt-ceiling problem is behind us, now wants Congress to concentrate on the stalled immigration and farm bills that are pending.

Paint it red: Pack falters, gives UNLV Fremont Cannon

RENO — The unthinkable as far as Nevada Wolf Pack football is concerned has happened. The Fremont Cannon will spend the next year painted red and living in Las Vegas.

Trio to be inducted into CHS wrestling hall of fame Nov. 23

Carson High will induct the late Bing Blood, Del Matthews and Scott Kuhlman into the CHS Wrestling Hall of Fame on Nov. 23 at the Carson Nugget Ballroom.

Saturday, October 26

Obituary: Mildred Heidenreich

Mildred Scrivens Heidenreich, 92 years old, passed away on September 23rd, 2013 at Carson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from complications with leukemia. Mildred had been a resident of Carson City- Reno area since April 1932.

Obituary: Serge W. Puchert

Serge Puchert, an over forty year resident of Nevada, died Friday, October 18th at his home in Carson City of complications of a stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. He was 85 years old.

Obituary: Marie Suzette Supera Del Carlo

Marie Suzette Supera Del Carlo age 48 of Carson City passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center due to a serious illness.

Sandoval strikes Nevada 150 coin, strikes safe note on UNR-UNLV

Gov. Brian Sandoval pressed a two-sided coin and received Nevada 150 medallion he made Friday, then declined to take sides going into Saturday’s Nevada football game.

Sandoval campaign offers perks for cash

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s campaign is offering video chats and lunch with the Republican governor in exchange for monthly donations toward his re-election, a strategy it says is intended to entice smaller donors but one that critics say is in poor taste and could raise the notion of pay for play.

Can Polian keep the Fremont cannon blue?

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team had a 550-pound visitor in its locker room this past week.

Roger Diez: Carson’s Mackena Bell wraps up season in 13th place

Happy Nevada Day. If you’re attending the parade in Carson City today, I’ll be announcing at Fouth and Carson streets. Stop by and say “hello.”

Alumni notebook

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

Friday, October 25

Death Notice: Rupert Ronald Rose (Ron Rose)

Rupert Ronald Rose (Ron Rose), 83, of Lake Tahoe, passed away on October 22, 2013. Arrangements were in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Nykki Kinsley

Nykki Kinsley, 81, of Henderson passed away peacefully on October 13. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Nykki was born in Sweets, Utah on August 4, 1932.

Officials seek threatened status for some sage grouse

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California as threatened in an effort to save the struggling species. The decision promises to pose new challenges for ranching and energy development in the West.

Sparks shooter was a typical kid, not a loner, friend says

SPARKS — The Nevada middle school student who killed a teacher and wounded two classmates before turning the gun on himself appeared to be a typical 12-year-old who liked soccer, was good at video games and didn’t have a lot of friends but “didn’t seem to be a loner,” a friend said Friday

Sick inmate dies in Carson City prison

State officials are reporting the third inmate death this month at a Carson City prison.

Senators back on top

RENO — From the outhouse to the penthouse. From last to first. The Senators have risen again.

Austin Fletcher sets Dayton single-season rushing record

Dayton’s Austin Fletcher broke the school record for single-season rushing yards in the Dust Devils’ 42-19 win at Sparks on Thursday.

Friday Fodder: Is Polian the right fit for Pack?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Is Brian Polian the right coach to lift the Nevada Wolf Pack football program out of the murky depths of mediocrity? We are seven games into Polian’s first season and, well, the answer to that question is still a mystery.

Carson volleyball keeps playoff hopes alive

Behind the setting of Danielle Good (28 assists) the Carson volleyball team picked up a much-needed three game sweep of Damonte Ranch (25-13, 25-19, 25-22) on Thursday.

Blinky Man a different Halloween treat

Following the success of the summer solstice ride, Blinky Man, Carson City’s costumed nighttime bike ride with lights, will be at it again Halloween night.

Thursday, October 24

Obituary: Harold (Hal) Howard Slagle

Harold (Hal) Howard Slagle passed away October 3, 2013 in Orange, CA. Born January 25, 1933 in Oregon, IL.

Obituary: Tony Vasquez Leon

In loving memory of an amazing father, grandfather, brother and friend. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Cock N Bull from 3pm to 7pm. Tony honorably served in the U.S. Army as a 101st Airborne Ranger and went on to retire after many years of working for the BOSS contractor at NAS Fallon. Tony is survived by his two daughters, Teresa and Stephanie Leon, and beloved grandchildren, Teryn, Tyler, Jessica, Brett and Chesnee.

Obituary: Juanita Hinkle Nivens

Juanita Hinkle Nivens, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013. She was born to Obediah and Edna Pierson Hinkle June 16, 1930 in Canadian, Texas. Her life travels took her from being a farmer’s daughter to a miner’s daughter and beyond. She spent part of her childhood growing up and exploring in Ione, Nevada where her father owned a “quick silver” mine. As a teenager she lived in Fallon, where she has always considered her home. Many of her fondest memories were of being an active student of the old CCHS.

Obituary: Gayle Maine

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful, feisty Auntie Gayle this past Saturday, October 19. Gayle Maine was a strong willed, big hearted, woman of small stature. She used every bit of her 4’ 11” frame to live life to the fullest. Gayle loved dogs and I’m sure she is petting her beloved Chablis, Merlot, Tiger and Penny right now!

Former Nevada Day Parade chairman returns as grand marshal

For nearly 25 years, it was Mike Shaughnessy’s job to find the right person to lead off the annual Nevada Day Parade, according to the theme chosen for that particular year.

Nevada Day schedule of events

The RSVP Nevada Day Fair includes carnival rides for adults and children at Mills Park. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. All-day ride passes cost $25; individual tickets cost $1. Get more information and coupons at

Legislative Commission defers proposed trap regulation

Legislators serving on the Legislative Commission deferred a proposed regulation when they met on October 22 that would require all traps to be registered, including those used to protect private property.

Fernley leaders consider building convention center

The City of Fernley is undertaking a study to determine the feasibility of building a convention center in town.

CC Farm Bureau donates to blizzard relief

Churchill County Farm Bureau members unanimously approved donating $500 to victims of winter storm “Atlas” during their recently held annual meeting in Fallon.

Abuse and teenage dating

Abuse can happen to anyone of any age. While most individuals hear of domestic abuse stories involving adults, a growing trend involving teenagers is also emerging.

Was legendary Kit Carson ever in Churchill County

Did Kit Carson, the legendary frontiersman, military hero, explorer, guide and trapper ever set foot in present-day Fallon and Churchill County?

How to reduce the biggest expense of the year: Taxes

Taxes account for the most expensive burden you’ll experience in your lifetime, said engineer-turned-independent financial planning coach Rao K. Garuda.

Stillwater NWR reopens after feds’ shutdown

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge has reopened to all public access after the recent Federal government shutdown.

WNC meeting seeks input Thursday on new president qualifications

An important meeting that could set up a committee to hire the next Western Nevada College president is set for Thursday in Carson City.

Nevada youth radon poster contest entries due next week

The Nevada Radon Poster Contest deadline is fast approaching, with entries due by Thursday.


Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in September 2013.


It’s not just the fall weather that will bring chills down your spine. Churchill County Parks and Recreation will have its annual Haunted House and Hay Ride on Saturday from 6-10 p.m.. The cost $4 for the haunted house and $2 for the haunted hayride. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Wishing Tree for the holidays. If you would like to volunteer with the haunted house or hayride, contact the Parks and Recreation office. Any other questions can be directed to the Parks and Recreation office at 775-423-7733.

Pine Nuts: Let them eat cake — but $7.25 won’t buy a cake

Detroit City is busted-flat, broke, borasco, but you’d never know it to look at the Detroit Tigers, who came within two games of being in the World Series last week on a $148 million payroll.

Registration open for annual Nevada Day run

Steve Lang, this year’s race director, says it’s that same excitement that draws about 400 runners each year to the Nevada Day Classic 8k Run and 2-Mile Run/Walk. It is sponsored by the Carson Nugget, Ascent Physical Therapy, CV Sports, Dutch Bros. and Road Runners Club of America, and put on by the Tahoe Mountain Milers running club and its members.

Wednesday, October 23

Wolf Pack Notebook: Nevada not making 2nd-half adjustments

Nevada Wolf Pack coach Brian Polian needs to come up with a new halftime speech. The Wolf Pack has been outscored 106-33 in the third quarter this season, leaving its rookie head coach scratching his head.

Carson earns point vs. Wooster

RENO — Carson High’s boys soccer team made the most of scoring opportunities to grab a point on Wednesday afternoon.

Live entertainment

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

Tigers’ Terada sits in second at state golf

LAS VEGAS — Koko Terada said her goal was to play for the gold this week at the NIAA Division I State Girls Golf Championship.

Fletcher out to break Dayton rushing record

DAYTON — Austin Fletcher has had his sights set on the single-season rushing record ever since he entered Dayton High, and barring unforeseen circumstances, his quest will become fact tonight.

Death Notice: Howard J. Spreeman

Howard J. Spreeman, 92, passed away on October 16, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

State will be reimbursed for money withheld during government shutdown

It’s official: The federal government will reimburse all the money withheld from Nevada and other states during the government shutdown.

Death Notice: Frank Cervantes

Frank Cervantes, age 46, passed away on October 21, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are with Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon, (775) 423 - 2255.

Death Notice: Barry A. Fitzpatrick

Barry A. Fitzpatrick, 55, passed away October 17, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Celebration of Life will be held at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Albert Elwin McGilvery

Albert Elwin McGilvery, 78, of Topaz, California, passed away on October 18, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Agaston Joseph Szekely

Agaston Joseph Szekely, 83 of Silver City, Nevada passed away on October 7, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: John Thomas Bibee

John T. Bibee loving husband, father and grandfather passed peacefully at his home in Carson City, Nevada on October 16, 2013.

Obituary: Barbara Ann Costello

With great sorrow, her children notify friends and family that Barbara Ann Costello passed on in the comfort of her home on the 15th of October, 2013. She was a great woman with a positive spirit: a homemaker, mother, volunteer librarian and bank officer. After raising six children, she attended college, became a registered nurse and hospital administrator. She had a love for art, from charcoals, pastels and clays to oils and acrylics. She shared her love of art with others as a plein air art

Obituary: Barry Alan Fitzpatrick (Buzz)

Buzz was born on September 29, 1958 to Rea Luce and Don Fitzpatrick of Fallon, Nevada.

Death Notice: Robert C. Chapman

Robert C. Chapman, 82, of Carson City, Nevada passed away on October 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada.

Death Notice: Clyde G. Wahlborg

Clyde G. Wahlborg, 93, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on October 13, 2013 in Gardnerville. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, NV.

Death Notice: Kenneth Lee Reveley

Kenneth Lee Reveley, 86, passed away on October 21, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Dorothy Gale Baldecchi

Dorothy Gale Baldecchi, known to her friends as Gale, passed away on October 15, 2013, at the age of 93 at The Lodge in Carson City, where she had lived since 2011.

WNC baseball hires two assistant coaches

Western Nevada College baseball coach DJ Whittemore has hired two assistant coaches to work with the Wildcats this year.

Smith advances qualifies for stage 2

Tyler Weworski (Carlsbad, Calif.) fired a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish low qualifier by five shots at 14-under par 274 in the final round of Stage One Qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Gas station cleanup could cost $1.5M

It could cost the state’s Petroleum Trust Fund at least $1.5 million to clean up the environmental pollution caused by leaking underground gasoline and diesel tanks at Eagle Gas at the north end of Carson Street.

State health exchange faring better than others

The head of Nevada’s health insurance exchange told lawmakers Tuesday that, while there are still glitches in the system, Nevada’s exchange is doing much better than those in many other places, including the federally facilitated health exchange that is managing the process for some 30 states.

Tuesday, October 22

Brian Shaw: Pumpkin ice cream recipe packed with fall flavor

What do San Francisco’s Chinatown, Honolulu’s Kalakaua Street and New York’s Union Terminal have in common with Virginia City’s C Street?

Eagle Valley takes 2nd in South Tahoe tourney

Eagle Valley’s eighth-grade girls basketball team wrapped up its season with a second-place finish at the South Lake Tahoe Optimist Tournament over the weekend.

Carson girls blank Wooster, 7-0

RENO — Josilyn Daggs and Sammi Gutierrez scored two goals apiece to lead Carson High to an easy 7-0 win over Wooster in a Sierra League soccer match.

Playoff mullet? Doherty plays solid D

As Ryan Doherty walked through the Carson High football locker room, his teammates urged him to talk about his mullet.

LVN Editorial: It can happen anywhere

The tragic shooting of a Sparks Middle School math teacher is senseless. The young 12-year-old student who perpetrated the crime before supposedly taking his own life is senseless.

Chuck Muth: GOP has a duty to fight spending, Obamacare

So when all was said and done, the government reopened, Democrats got the gold mine, Gumby Republicans got egg on their face and conservatives got the shaft. The more things change …

Eating more, not less

When it comes to good food, raise your hand if you enjoy cutting back. What if there was a more effective way to long-term healthy eating habits? What if it were eating more, not less?

Time to review Medicare coverage

Medicare’s annual open enrollment period has begun, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.

The final day at the library

Hundreds of students and parents stopped by the Churchill County Library on Friday to thank Joyce Betts for her 36 years as children’s librarian. Betts spent 36 years with the library.


It’s not just the fall weather that will bring chills down your spine. Churchill County Parks and Recreation will have its annual Haunted House and Hay Ride today and Friday from 6-10 p.m. each night. The cost $4 for the haunted house and $2 for the haunted hayride. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Wishing Tree for the holidays. If you would like to volunteer with the haunted house or hayride, contact the Parks and Recreation office. Any other questions can be directed to the Parks and Recreation office at 775-423-7733.

National Guard drills set to resume

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed legislation last week bringing federal employees including all military technicians back to work after Congress finally resolved the budget impasse which led to a 16-day shutdown.

The ugliness of bullying

What is a bully? Aggressive behavior that is intentional, repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Bullying can take many forms, such as hitting or punching, teasing or name-calling, intimidation through gestures, social exclusion and sending or posting insulting messages or pictures by cellphone or online (also known as cyberbullying).

Sand Mountain hosts Halloween parade

The Sand Mountain third annual lighted Halloween parade for Off Highway Vehicles will be held Saturday night.

Dick Tracy’s wristwatch

It was back in the early 1930s that Dick Tracy first began the “Dick Tracy Show.” Dick Tracy was famous for using his “two way radio wristwatch.” Back then, we thought that something like this was always going to be impossible; little did we know.

Sagebrush alums to honor Guy Clifton

The Nevada Sagebrush Alumni Chapter will honor one of its esteemed members, Guy Clifton, at its second annual Alumni Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Reno’s Santa Fe Basque Restaurant.

Veteran Sparks math teacher called a hero

The Nevada National Guard called Master Sgt. Michael Landsberry a hero on Tuesday for giving up his life while trying to persuade a student to surrender a handgun.

Accident injures 3

A two-car accident at 7:47 a.m. Monday morning at Allen Road and Williams Avenue sent three people to the hospital. The Fallon Police Department reported that Matthew Montgomery was westbound on Williams Avenue in his Ford Taurus and made a left-hand turn in front of a Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Gloria Renteria, both of Fallon. FPD said three people in the van were transported by paramedics to Banner Churchill Community Hosptial. The FPD said Montgomery was cited for failure to yield right away.

Trustees to look at exploratory committee for gym

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

UNR Homecoming: March from the Arch

The inaugural Nevada Wolf Pack March from the Arch will be held in downtown Reno at 7:30 p.m., Friday.

Government by extortion

My Oct. 9 column discussed voters who get their information from Fox News and internet emails. These sources of information, notoriously deficient in facts, lead these voters to make poor, nonreality based decisions. Ironically, a Letter to the Editor that same day illustrated this principle perfectly.

TCID learns of region’s water concerns

Preparing for the future has its speed bumps. In the case of the city of Fernley’s water supply, city officials would like to forge a smooth transition between its surface and ground water rights.


Friends and colleagues of a former popular voice of the airwaves remembered Ted Romero as a great storyteller and announcer who provided hours of enjoyment for his listeners.

The Fun is in fundraising this Halloween

With brightly lit jack-o-lanterns, frightening costumes and treats, Halloween is a much anticipated time of the year for many. But while kids are making the rounds, gathering goodies from neighbors and friends, there is much they can do, individually or with schoolmates, to give back to their community during this exciting holiday.

Regional Champs

For Fallon seniors Josie Bekiares and Hannah Lindsay, the doubles tandem exacted their share of payback en route to winning the Northern Division I-A double championship Saturday at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Club in Truckee.

Greenwave rolls past Fernley

Even a sluggish start could not slow the raging Fallon offense. The Greenwave football team blasted rival Fernley, 49-6, Friday in front of a packed house on Homecoming at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Boys soccer nets 4 crucial points

Two matches, four points and a tie for fourth place. That is the result of the Fallon boys soccer teams’ 2-0 win over Spring Creek and scoreless tie against Elko last weekend.

Fallon’s speed is racing toward state run

Speed kills and the Fallon football team has tons of it. The Greenwave continued their dominating ways Friday with a 49-6 drubbing over rival Fernley.

Rams’ streak snapped, lose QB for season

The St. Louis Rams were rolling with two-straight wins before running into problems in North Carolina.

Spikers net big win against Vikings

A bold stand propelled the Fallon volleyball team to a five-set win over South Tahoe on Saturday as part of the Lady Wave’s Breast Cancer Awareness night.

Monday, October 21

Laxalt family’s story in spotlight

Warren Lerude recalled Northern Nevada literary lineage Monday.

Sunday, October 20

Saturday, October 19

Senators prepare for Wooster with win

The biggest game of the season for the Carson High boys soccer team is Wednesday at Wooster, and what better way to prepare than with a victory.

Dayton girls improve to 13-0 in league

Dayton High’s volleyball team knocked off Elko 26-24, 25-18 and 25-15 on Saturday to improve to 13-0 in Division IA play.

Carson fans, you missed a great game

For those of you who stayed away from Carson High on Friday night, you missed a great football game. I’ve been covering Carson football since Blair Roman’s second season as head coach, and Friday’s 27-26 victory ranks as one of the best I’ve seen in my time at Carson.

Allen Rowe: With gold prices down, collectors face decisions

During the past few years we have seen a number of new people buying gold coins, but with the price waning, many are wondering what to buy now. Bullion coins have always been the easiest to buy, as their price tracks along with the spot price of gold, dollar by dollar. The next level of gold coins to look at is common-dated gold coins. They will generally track with gold prices, yet the premiums can vary by a much larger margin. Full-on numismatic gold coins trade without usually being affected by the spot price of gold. Choosing what is right depends on your goals.

When Foley hits, it’s like money in the bank

DAYTON — If Madison Foley had a nickname, it would be “Money”.

Nevada-inspired diorama a labor of love for creators

A diorama fashioned by a Nevada sculptor and a Carson City friend who loves doing blacksmith work is nearly finished and available for display during the state’s sesquicentennial.

Western Nevada baseball hires two assistant coaches

Western Nevada College baseball coach DJ Whittemore has hired two assistant coaches to work with the Wildcats this year.

Back-up QB leads Broncos

BOISE, Idaho — When Boise State’s senior starting quarterback Joe Southwick broke his ankle on the first play from scrimmage against Nevada, the Broncos didn’t panic.

Obituary: John Brian McSweeney

John Brian McSweeney passed away early Wednesday morning in his home. He was born July 24, 1940 in Lynn, Massachusetts to his parents Bill and Florence McSweeney. He was the youngest of three children, a sister Joan DeMarco and brother William McSweeney.

Obituary: Rose Pike

Rose Pike passed away in her home after a year of a long battle of bone marrow cancer. She was under the care of St. Mary’s Hospice and her sister Theresa for 3 weeks before going home to our Heavenly Father. She was born to Walter and Francis Klemish in Bridgeport Connecticut. She was Pre-ceded in death by her father, mother, brother Edward, and her great granddaughter Maddy Palmer.

Obituary: Carrie Lynn Dalbey

Carrie was born in Whittier, California. She most recently lived in Carson City, Nevada since 1988. She went to school in Indio, California. She loved to cook, try out new recipes on the family. All food gave her joy to make, especially things her mother loved to eat....

Heritage Bank, housing authority offer help on down-payment

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority and Heritage Bank will partner to give qualified first-time homebuyers down-payment assistance, according to the bank. Thomas Traficanti, the bank’s executive vice president, said his financial institution is participating again in the Home at Last WISH program provided through the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco for homebuyers in rural areas with incomes below 80 percent of the area’s median income. Rural in Northern Nevada cases means outside of Reno.

Dust Devils pick up 29th win at Spring Creek

Dayton rolled to a three-game sweep of Spring Creek (25-15, 25-18, and 25-15) on Friday night in girls volleyball. The Dust Devils, 29-1 overall and 12-0 in league, played without senior Madi Foley. Foley was resting a leg injury. Dayton did regain the services of setter Peach Coons, after recovering from an injury.

Judge: Alter rules for young sex offenders

The judiciary needs more discretion in handling cases that involve juvenile sex offenders, Clark County District Judge William Voy told a committee Friday.

Hospitality workshop in Carson City touts guest service

A “compact program” on hospitality and outstanding guest service provided insights on how to connect with customers during a workshop Friday at the Hampton Inn & Suites. The workshop, which also provided certification along with the insights for 10 participants, was handled by Linda Barnett, former manager of the Hampton Inn and now operations director for Eagle Hospitality & Adventures at the same north Carson City location. Barnett focused on seven key elements of customer service and summed them up with an addendum in triplicate:

Gov’t shutdown causes delay in jobless numbers

Official numbers for September unemployment aren’t available yet because of the federal shutdown, but state experts expect them to continue to improve.

Douglas picks up first league win

MINDEN — Wes Hundley scored the go-ahead touchdown and Douglas High School’s defense made the lead stand Friday night for a 26-16 Sierra League football victory against Bishop Manogue.

Old guys rule in BCRA midget season at Lakeport

I got an email the other day with the results of the BCRA midget season, which wrapped up last Saturday night at Lakeport.

Senators in driver’s seat

In the driver’s seat. That’s the position Carson High finds itself in after holding off Galena, 27-26, in a heart-stopper Friday night at Carson High School.

33 advance to stage 2 qualifying

Tyler Weworski (Carlsbad, Calif.) fired a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish low qualifier by five shots at 14-under par 274 in the final round of Stage One Qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Elko routs Dayton in lopsided affair

ELKO — The first 20 seconds went about as well as it possibly could have for the Elko football team.

Friday, October 18

Obituary: Eugene Charlie Stainbrook

Eugene Charlie Stainbrook was born March 23, 1928 at the Methodist Hospital, Mitchell, SD to George and Mary Stainbrook of Alexandria, SD. He passed away Monday, October 14, 2013.

Obituary: William C. Hoffman

William (Bill) Hoffman, 81, passed away peacefully October 10, 2013. Bill was one of three children, born February 25, 1932 to George and Evelyn Hoffman. Bill was the founder of Retirees to Eliminate State Income Source Tax of America (RESIST) of AMERICA, saving millions of retirees from taxation without representation.

Death Notice: Kent Douglas Redwine

Kent Douglas Redwine, 61, passed away on October 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: John J. Fults

John J. Fults, 73, passed away on October 11, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Eugene Ellils Ghiselli

Eugene Ellis Ghiselli, 77 of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on October 14, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, (775) 888-8600.

Longtime Nevada environmental activist, Jo Anne Garrett dies at 88

BAKER — Longtime Nevada environmental activist Jo Anne Garrett of Baker has died at the age of 88.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on trade mission to Israel

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and an entourage of economic development, higher education and private business representatives are on a trade mission in Israel.

Appeal filed in Nevada gay-marriage decision

A gay-rights advocacy group on Friday appealed a federal judge’s ruling that upheld Nevada’s constitutional ban against same-sex marriage, the same day New Jersey’s Supreme Court paved the way for gay marriages to commence there next week.

Nevada wages lag behind inflation, report says

Nevada is slowly crawling out of a deep unemployment pit, adding jobs in a state that lost nearly 200,000 during the Great Recession.

Carson’s Heller and Amodei explain no votes on shutdown

Carson City’s Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei were among the Republicans who voted against the measures ending the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling Wednesday night.

Dayton faces must-win against Elko today

Win or go home part 3. That’s what Dayton High’s football team is facing when it visits the Elko Indians in a key Division 1A match-up.

Thursday, October 17

Polian looks to start winning tradition vs. Boise

RENO — Chris Ault left a long list of impressive accomplishments for Brian Polian to live up to as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s head football coach.

Pack’s season is really about two games

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... College football, especially in the Mediocre West Conference, is a very forgiving animal. There is always a division title to win, a conference title to grab, a bowl game to win and a rivalry game to claim a gaudy trophy.

Manogue spikes Carson in 3 games

RENO — Sierra League leader Bishop Manogue pounded Carson in straight sets Thursday — 25-10, 25-11 and 25-20.

Weworski leads after 54 holes

DAYTON — Tyler Weworski (Carlsbad, Calif.), fired a 5-under 67 to retain the lead with a 10-under total of 206 after 54-holes of Tour qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Death Notice: Stephen “Les” Harris

Stephen “Les” Harris, 62, passed away October 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

A few lessons from ‘Save for Retirement Week’

Congress has designated the third week in October as National Save for Retirement Week — which means it’s a good time to think about your own retirement savings strategies.

Tickets at the door for play

For the first time since we have had our annual October fundraiser, tickets for the event will be available at the door tomorrow night! If you didn’t purchase tickets earlier, here’s your chance to attend this fun-filled night of entertainment and have a very fine dinner catered by Maine Street Café. Your entertainment will be a murder mystery, “Next of Kin,” which the cast has had a lot of fun with during rehearsals.

Money management tips every home’s CFO should know

While women are earning bigger paychecks and many consider themselves their family’s Chief Financial Officer, nearly half fear they’ll endup broke and homeless and 54 percent feel alienated by a financial industry they say is male oriented.

Rethink the way you pay

Today’s consumers are finding new ways to get the goods and services they want for their lifestyles. Using savvy, money-saving tactics, these shoppers are getting more for less, eliminating services they don’t need and using comparative shopping.

City aligns municipal code to Nevada Revised Statutes

The Fallon City Council approved Tuesday to “codify” the language in the current municipal code to align wording with Nevada Revised Statutes.

Fallon Eagles Auxiliary hosts craft fair

The Fallon Eagles Auxiliary is hosting its annual craft fair again this year. The Holiday Craft Fair draws many vendors and shoppers to the Eagles Hall at 7977 Reno Highway.

What to know when working from home

If you ever work from home or plan to, there are many things you need to consider to make sure your home office is conducive to productivity.

Arts & entertainment briefs

Stremmel Gallery presents Phyllis Shafer’s “Beneath On Sky,” the preamble to the Nevada Museum of Art’s (NMA) February 2014 exhibition for the artist.


The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Churchill County Senior Center in celebration of the recent opening of the Aging and Disability Resource Center at its facility.

School district programs focus on meeting needs

Churchill County School District envisions that every child that comes to school is ready to learn a challenging curriculum and is supported at home with a healthy living environment. When all those pieces are not in place, the district has resources to be able to assist families.

Fallon stabbing suspect appears in Justice Court

A 21-year-old Fallon woman accused of stabbing her stepfather appeared Thursday in Justice Court for her arraignment.

A weekend for helping others

The Rockin’ Purple Ride is not only a short drive west of Fallon but also an important journey to fight domestic violence.

Doctor Zhivago continues film series

CAC’s fall film series, “Big Screen Epics” continues tonight with a screening of the 1965 film “Doctor Zhivago” at the Art Center tonight.

Commissioners receive update on floodplain

The county commissioners received current information on the local floodplain Wednesday at their second meeting of October.

Homecoming winding down at CCHS

A pep assembly, football games and Saturday’s dance culminate this year’s Homecoming at Churchill County High School.


Haunted House and Hay Ride It’s not just the fall weather that will bring chills down your spine.

Trunk-or-Treat highlights indoor pool schedule

The Churchill County Pool is hosting a free Trunk-or-Treat event for youth on Oct. 30 from 5-6 p.m.

Chasing a title

With six matches remaining, the Fallon girls soccer team has amped up the pressure for the No. 1 seed in the Northern Division I-A.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Wave’s season highlights festivities

For more than 100 years, Homecoming has served as a popular tradition in this country with a week reserved in the early fall welcoming back alumni and re-energizing the school with pride and spirit.

Fallon, Fernley rumble on Homecoming

Fallon and Fernley collide at 7 p.m. today at the Edward Arciniega Complex in the biggest game to date in the Northern Division I-A. All that’s on the line is the inside track to a No. 1 seed and home-field advantage in the playoffs and, in Fallon’s case, an undefeated regular season.

Insurance chief touts element of health care law

Dependents can get health insurance in Nevada even if an employer offers it only to workers and not their families, Nevada Insurance Commissioner Scott Kipper said this week.

Obituary: Elwood “Woody” Rakow

Elwood “Woody” Rakow was born February 17, 1945 and passed away October 13, 2013 at the age of 68. He is survived by his brothers, Knox, Arnold and Rodger Rakow and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pine Nuts: Culture, Chautauqua and Nevada’s birthday party

I ask, what do you get when you partner Mark Twain and Toccata? You get the grand reopening of the Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall on Oct. 25. The Bohemian of the Sagebrush (humbly yours as Mark Twain) will kick off a yearlong party celebrating Nevada’s 150 years of statehood — our sesquicentennial.

Nevada insurance exchange website gets 1.1 million hits

Nevada’s health insurance exchange website has had more than 125,000 visitors since it went live Oct. 1.

Winds, scores go down at Dayton Valley

DAYTON — The wind died and down went the scores with it in the second round of Tour qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Wednesday, October 16

Carson boys nipped by Spanish Springs

SPARKS — High Desert leader Spanish Springs dealt Carson a 2-1 loss in a Division I boys soccer match Wednesday night.

Beatnik blast from the past set at Plan:b

It’s Beatnik Night at Plan:b on Saturday, an event by that name cooked up for area musicians and poets to revive the look, feel, sounds and vibes of a half-century ago or so.

Live entertainment

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

Polian: Better tackling will help defense

Nobody has to tell head coach Brian Polian that his Nevada Wolf Pack has one of the worst run defenses in the nation.

Knight is the epitome of a team player

For the first time this year, Jesse Knight is getting some work on the defensive side of the ball, and he’s loving it.

Obituary: Harold Richard Duarte

Harold Richard Duarte, age 89, of Tucson AZ, formerly of Alpine County and Santa Clara County. Born in Centerville, CA. He served on the Alpine Board of Supervisors for 10 years and many California and Nevada Commissions.

Celebration of Life for Marlene Fulper

Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 20th at 870 E. Bonanza Dr. in Carson City from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Older-inmate model being studied by other states

Nevada is far from alone when it comes to paying a premium for its aging inmate population, said Director of Corrections Greg Cox. Every state has the same issues stemming from the “truth in sentencing” movement of the 1990s, he said.

Aging prisoners boost costs

One of the things lawmakers didn’t see coming in the mid-1990s, when they passed the “truth in sentencing” legislation, was the long-term impact on prison costs and population.

Farm, petroleum industries meet with guar

The first time Jay Davison opened a bag of guar seed, he thought someone had sent him a bunch of small pebbles by mistake.

Eagle Valley 8th graders win Tah-Neva title

Eagle Valley Middle School won the Tah-Neva 8th-grade championship last weekend at Carson Middle School.

Yanuck takes over as chamber’s chairman

Gil Yanuck, AARP representative and retired businessman, assumed the chairmanship of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce this month. He took over after the resignation of Lisa Stirgus, who left because of a Wells Fargo bank transfer to Seattle. Yanuck, who retired as owner and chief executive officer of a Southern California aerospace company called Monogram Systems, has been a member of the chamber board since 2010. He will serve as chamber chair until mid-2014.

Wind makes for high scores at qualifier

DAYTON — Cool fall temperatures and a gusty northeast wind played havoc with scoring in the first round of the stage one qualifying tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club. A combination of the wind blowing from the opposite direction from normal, fast and hard greens and difficult pin placements lead to the high scores.

Dayton spikers roll South Tahoe in 4

DAYTON — Ashley Vickers had 14 kills and 10 digs to lead Dayton High’s volleyball team to a 25-18, 19-25, 25-22 and 25-23 win over South Tahoe Tuesday night in a Division 1A volleyball match.

Anderson shines in loss

What started out as a promising night, ended in disappointment for the Carson High volleyball squad.

Charlie Abowd: Butternut squash bisque recipe is perfect for fall

Fall harvests yield heartier produce, and the season is the perfect time to warm things up in the kitchen, which can double as a heating device for the home. It is time to get cozy.

Tuesday, October 15

Obituary: Cheryl Armstrong

Cheryl Armstrong (Tovey) went home to be with the Lord on October 2nd, 2013, five months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her loving husband, Phil Armstrong, was by her side when she passed. Cheryl’s final days were spent resting quietly in her home, eagerly waiting for the moment she met Jesus face-to-face.

Obituary: SueDea Maiden

SueDea Maiden, 74, of Carson City entered into eternal peace on Friday, October 11, 2013, at her home surrounded by those who love her.

Death Notice: Nance Ann Koran

Nance Ann Koran, 89, of Carson City, NV passed away on October 5, 2013. Arrangements are entrusted to Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Obituary: Ted H. Romero

Ted H. Romero, 90, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, of natural causes in Fallon, Nevada. He was born June 24, 1923 in Stonycreek, Pennsylvania to Peter and Katena Romeo.

Obituary: Carl Vernon Haas, Jr.

Carl Vernon Haas, Jr. passed away on October 4, 2013 at his home in Kingston, NV.

Death Notice: Sue M. Hill

Sue M. Hill, 69, passed away October 8, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Brandon Steven Turner

Brandon Steven Turner, 21 of Carson City passed away on October 12, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Tommy R. Willhoit

Tommy R. Willhoit, 71, passed away October 12, 2013 in Silver Springs, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Herbert “Herb” Henry Peters

Longtime Fallon resident, Herbert Henry Peters passed away on October 13, 2013. He was born February 3, 1924 in Clear Lake, Minnesota to Fred Peters and Annie Hoeck Peters.

Death Notice: Edward L. Morgan

Edward L. Morgan, 89, passed away on October 9, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are with Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon, (775) 423-2255.

Obituary: Robert Edward Tupa

June 18, 1925 - October 13, 2013 Robert Edward Tupa, known to family and friends as Bob Tupa, was born in Cedar Lake, Scott County, Minnesota on June 18, 1925, and passed away on October 13, 2013, in Carson City, Nevada at the age of 88

Obituary: Dan O. Homer

Dan O. Homer, resident of Fallon, NV at age 58, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2013 at Renown Medical Center with his family by his side, after fighting a surprising 5 year battle with liver cancer.

School board looks at 2014 summer bond projects

The Churchill County School Board met Thursday evening at its first regularly scheduled meeting of October with the hot topic of the night concerning the prioritization of 2014 Summer Bond Projects.

Calif. man receives 10 years for iPad theft

A 27-year-old California man with five prior felonies was sentenced Tuesday in District Court up to 10 years in prison for stealing iPad’s from Walmart.

NFB opposes trap registration

Nevada Farm Bureau strongly opposes the Nevada Wildlife Commission’s proposed regulation to register traps used on private property to protect private property.

Nevadans to participate in statewide quake drill

Central Nevada rattled for a six-month period in 1954 when four earthquakes ranging in magnitude of 6.6 to 7.2 shook Churchill County from July to December.

Government by tantrum

Arguing, name-calling and throwing heated rhetoric around like “extortion” and “blow the whole thing up,” our so-called leaders are acting like out-of-control little kids in a sandbox.

The epitome of hypocrisy

In 2009 it was reported that 50 million Americans — that’s 15 percent of all households — experienced food insecurity at some point. Many needed food stamps to feed their families. One out of five veterans receive food stamps. Millions relying on food stamps are the working poor.

Emergency planningpays off

Earthquakes are no stranger to Nevada. Every year small earthquakes rattle the Silver State, striking at a time when residents least expect it.

Let’s remove the ‘trigger lock’ for children

In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, columnist Dan Henninger declared that the ongoing failure of inner-city schools “remains the greatest moral catastrophe in the political life of the United States.” Personally, I think Mr. Henninger is under-stating the problem.

Use your dental insurance before the end of the year

The holiday season has arrived and your calendar is filling up with obligations. But, even though your time is already limited, it might be worthwhile to add a few dental appointments to your schedule. Give yourself the gift of good oral health this season while making the most of your unused insurance benefits.

Commissioners meet Wednesday

The Churchill County Commission meets today at 1:15 p.m. at the Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Guardsmen headline Wolf Pack halftime show

Even casual fans know the halftime show of a football game can produce the most memorable moments of a gridiron event.

How to fight fall allergies

You thought they would be gone by now, right? But those allergies that have been torturing you since the end of summer are still around. Recently, a USDA-led study found that ragweed pollen is lingering up to 27 days longer than it did in the mid-1990s.


Banner Churchill Community Hospital is inviting ladies and their girlfriends to join them for a free and fun evening of great shopping, refreshments and women’s health experts during their annual Ladies Night.

Living with diabetes? Watch your mouth

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease. In fact, about one-third of people with diabetes have severe gum disease.

Tennis teams aim for state

In an epic battle, the Fallon girls tennis team slipped past Truckee, 36-33, on Thursday in a double-tie break in the semifinals of the Northern Division I-A regional tennis tournament in Truckee.

More than cheese steaks

His name is Rick R. I call him my No. 6 son. Rick became a part of our lives in 1957 when we moved to Ambler, Pa. We found that not only was he in Doug’s elementary class but also he lived right around the corner with his brother and father.

Chief petty officers receive golden anchors

Ten chief petty officers recently received their golden anchors during a pinning ceremony.

Set up to excel

Kelsey Reibsamen had the best seat in the gym when she watched her two older brothers wrestle for the Greenwave.

Fallon stumbles at South Tahoe

Fallon was looking for a little redemption on South Tahoe’s home turf, but the Vikings wouldn’t give in.

Ricken, Murray lead seniors to win

Elena Murray and Rileigh Ricken proved to be too dominant for the Churchill County High School senior girls flag football team.

Davis leads 49ers to 3rd straight win

SAN FRANCISCO — Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 61 and 35 yards and finished with a career-best 180 yards receiving, leading San Francisco to its third straight victory.

Time out with Carson High School’s Lizzie Flansberg

School: Carson High Year: Senior Sport: Tennis

John Bullis: Installment sales solve a number of problems

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. An installment sale is a seller-financed, deferred-payment sale that allows a deferral of the taxable gain recognized by the seller.

State out of crash lawsuits

The state of Nevada is being released from the lawsuits filed by people injured when a tractor-trailer rig slammed into an Amtrak train near Fernley.

Records: Northern Nevada isn’t getting more highway funds

A growing number of Clark County local officials have been claiming Washoe County is getting a disproportionate share of highway funds that should be going to Southern Nevada.

Death Notice: SueDea Maiden

SueDea Maiden, passed away October 11, 2013. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is entrusted with arrangements, (775) 882-4965.

Death Notice: Debra K. Cook

Debra K. Cook, 58 of Walker, California passed away in Gardnerville, Nevada September 9, 2013. FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (775) 782-1999.

Death Notice: Roger A. Emdia

Roger A. Emdia, 59, passed away on October 12, 2013 in Silver Springs, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: William C. Hoffman

William C. Hoffman, passed away on October 10, 2013. Arrangements in the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley (775) 882-4965.

Monday, October 14

Fallon woman charged with stabbing

A Fallon woman has been booked into the county jail charged with allegedly stabbing her stepfather early Monday morning.

Death Notice: Jack R. Bernard

Jack R. Bernard, 62, passed away on October 9, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Patricia Irene Fisher

Patricia Irene Fisher passed away peacefully on 4 October, 2013 at the age of 83. She was surrounded by loved ones.

Death Notice: James A. Mordecai

James A. Mordecai, 82, of Stagecoach, Nevada, passed away in Reno on September 27, 2013. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Samuel Albert Penrod

Samuel Albert Penrod, 80 of Carson City, passed away on October 9, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-8600.

Death Notice: William F. Cairns III

William F. Cairns III, 75, passed away on October 7, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Sunday, October 13

Utah dance company coming to Minden’s CVIC Hall in November

Utah’s Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will bring its 50th anniversary tour to Minden on Nov. 1, then offer a dance workshop the following day.

Illustrated talk set for Wednesday at the BRIC

Capital City Arts Initiative visiting curator Melanie Fales will deliver a free illustrated talk, “What Art Can Be,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the BRIC, 108 E. Proctor St. in Carson City.

The Lettermen to play two shows in Minden

The Lettermen will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 22-23 in the Valley Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn.

Delgado, Drozdoff lead CHS

FRESNO — Eveline Delgado finished 14th and Alex Drozdoff finished 15th to lead Carson to a sixth-place finish among Division II schools at the prestigious Clovis Invitational Saturday at Woodward Park.

Baby boomers fueling wave of entrepreneurship

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Jim Glay’s optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own. In a mix of boomer individualism and economic necessity, older Americans have fueled a wave of entrepreneurship. The result is a slew of enterprises such as Crash Boom Bam, the vintage drum company that 64-year-old Glay began running from a spare bedroom in his apartment in 2009.

Rask seeks to regain tour card

DAYTON — The name has changed from PGA Tour to Tour Qualifying but for the 75 players in the field at Dayton Valley Golf Club this week the stakes remain the same.

Business licenses

Following is a list of Carson City business licenses filed in September. American Brother Designs LLC, 5070 Sigstrom Drive, general business, American Brother Designs LLC, owner, 775-246-0300. Annette Irizarry Creations, out of town business, Modesto, Calif., Annette Irizarry, owner, 209-534-1301.

Business networking event planned

Business professionals will have the opportunity to connect to community resources at a networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St. Sponsored by the eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter, the event will be facilitated by the group’s managing director Annie Goni-Stewart. Admission costs $20 for eWomenNetwork members; $30 for nonmembers and $40 for late registrants beginning Oct. 25.

Watching boys soccer these days is no fun

I’m fed up. Between poor officiating, awful player behavior and crappy conduct by Carson High soccer fans, I’m not enjoying attending boys soccer matches much these days.

Bently sets distillery, restoration plans in Minden

Christopher Bently is doing what he can to revitalize the Carson Valley area. The Douglas County entrepreneur, scion to the wide-ranging Bently family business, is restoring several landmark buildings in downtown Minden, hoping to create a thriving hub and, eventually, bring the V&T Railroad back to town.

Saturday, October 12

Obituary: Helen M. Burns

Helen M. Burns, 94, of Carson City passed away September 22, 2013. Helen was born December 8, 1918 in Oakland, California to James and Helen (Madsen) Gooch.

Kudos to RTF Speedway winners

Due to a computer glitch, last week’s column sailed right past the Appeal’s sports email box and is lost somewhere in the cloud. So I will reiterate my congratulations to the 2013 champions at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway.

Fletcher carries Dayton

DAYTON — Austin Fletcher would love to end his Dayton High career with a playoff appearance and the school rushing record.

First half lifts CHS

RENO — Carson High scored three first-half goals en route to a 3-0 win over Manogue in a Sierra League boys soccer match Friday night.

Damonte pounds Douglas, 36-7

RENO — Damonte Ranch scored touchdowns on four consecutive possessions, two of which came during a span of 17 seconds in the third quarter, to break away for a 36-7 Sierra League football victory on Friday night against Douglas.

Friday, October 11

Fall film series begins tonight

The Churchill Arts Council’s fall film series, Big Screen Epics, begins tonight with a showing of “Lawrence of Arabia.”

Vandals hit Pyramid Lake historic sites

They have brought “terrible blight and destruction” to some of the world’s greatest historical treasures, says Dr. Eugene Hattori, curator of anthropology at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: WEDNESDAY • 9:38 p.m.: A 41-year-old Carson City man was arrested in the 100 block of Moonlight Road on suspicion of reckless driving. Bail was set at $500.

Thursday, October 10

2,000 seek coverage through health exchange

LAS VEGAS — Hundreds of Nevadans purchased coverage through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange during the first week of its operation, and thousands more submitted applications.

First Amendment cited in Nev. wild horse court fight

RENO — Wild horse advocates trying to block shipment of hundreds of mustangs gathered from a national wildlife refuge on the Nevada-Oregon line told a federal judge Thursday the U.S. government is using a “cloak of secrecy” that prevents them from observing the handling of the animals in violation of the First Amendment.

Time for Pack defense to find the stadium

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack’s first bye week of the season couldn’t have come at a better time. But if the Wolf Pack is spending more than five minutes a day working on its offense this week, well, they are wasting their time.

Virginia City artist gets Jackpot Grant

More than $9,000 in quarterly Jackpot Grant awards from the Nevada Arts Council statewide was announced Thursday, including $1,000 to Shaun Griffin of Virginia City.

Dayton ready for homecoming battle against Colts

This certainly isn’t uncharted territory for the Dayton High football team. With five weeks left in the regular season, the Dust Devils, 2-3, face a second consecutive must-win game when they host Wooster, also 2-3, at 7 p.m. today.

Dayton sweeps Lowry

Despite playing without standout Madi Foley, the Dayton volleyball team swept Lowry in three games Thursday night (25-18, 25-17, 25-17).

Senators hang on for 5-set victory

Fast start, ugly in the middle and a gutty finish. That best described Carson High’s 25-18, 25-19, 17-25, 21-25 and 16-14 upset of second-place Galena on Thursday night in a Sierra League match at Morse Burley Gym.

Nev. won’t spend state funds to open federal parks

LAS VEGAS — Gov. Brian Sandoval says Nevada won’t spend state money to open national parks and federal areas closed due to the federal shutdown.

Obituary: Jennifer Nicole Oney

February 2, 1988 - September 26, 2013 Jennifer Nicole Oney passed peacefully on Sep. 26, 2013. For information regarding her service and the complete obituary please go to

Obituary: Rosanna Mayer

Rosanna Mayer was born in Lodi, CA on March 4, 1944 and passed on Oct. 6, 2013. She loved the Carson Valley and crafting. She retired from the Carson City WalMart. She is sincerely missed by her husband, Larry; her daughter, Rochelle; her brother; three grandchildren; and her great-granddaughter.

Agricultural anabolic steroids regenerate in aquatic ecosystems

New regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters, and similar human pharmaceuticals, following research that shows a newly found reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of the steroidal substances in aquatic environments.

Nevada ranks third on tax climate

The tax climate of Nevada ranked third this year out of all 50 states, according to a new report by the Tax Foundation.

Wave makes tough road trip

With the wins racking up any division title aspirations, the Fallon football team is in the home stretch.

North Valleys petitions to join Division I-A

Another high school aims to become part of the Northern Division I-A.

Double trouble

Overhands and forehands and volleys and smashes are just several weapons in their arsenal.

Senior Center to conduct ribbon cutting

The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 22 at the Churchill County Senior Center in celebration of the recent opening of the Aging and Disability Resource Center at its facility.

Disney theme showcases Homecoming

Princesses, dragons and Buzz Lightyear. Are you ready for a magical Homecoming week?

WNC’s Lucey Retires

Carol Lucey finished her last day as president of Western Nevada College on Wednesday, leaving the reins to Chet Burton as executive officer until a new president is appointed.

Radon poster contest opens to students

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is inviting Nevada students to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2014 Nevada Radon Poster Contest.

Harvest season offers lessons to investors

It’s harvest time again. Of course, harvest season may not mean that much to you if you don’t work in agriculture. Nonetheless, you can learn a lot from those who do — especially in your role as an investor.

Newspapers tell the story of Nevada

I’ve been reading a lot of old news lately. I mean really old. Because Nevada is coming up on its sesquicentennial year, I’ve spent hours in the State Library and Archives squinting at microfilm images of newspaper pages.


Western Nevada College is offering several interesting noncredit courses this fall through its Community Education Division.

Pine Nuts: 18 holes, 9 courses — 1 divine day

Phil Weidinger is a guy you can ask to help you move or babysit your kids, it doesn’t matter to Phil, he’s there to help. And Phil is generous to a fault.

Fundraising for our four-legged friends

We hope that by now the word has spread about our upcoming fundraiser, a Murder Mystery Dinner, for our shelter’s four-legged furry friends, to be held at the Convention Center on Oct. 19 (not Oct. 12 as noted on the 2013 CAPS calendar). We promise you a night filled with laughter and fun! On top of that, you will have a most delectable dinner catered by Maine Street Café.


Stremmel Gallery presents Phyllis Shafer’s “Beneath On Sky,” the preamble to the Nevada Museum of Art’s (NMA) February 2014 exhibition for the artist.

Talent, depth make Wave unstoppable

It didn’t take long for the Greenwave to convince me that they’re for real this season.

Ammunition bunkers may be nurseries for shitakes

Dozens of earth-covered bunkers near Hawthorne that once stored ammunition for the nation’s military might find new life in a commercial mushroom-growing operation.

Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce dies at 59

LAS VEGAS — Democratic Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce, a veteran lawmaker described as the “staunch liberal conscience” of the Nevada Legislature, died Thursday after a battle with cancer. She was 59.

Chuck Muth: Kirner Tax an end-around on trusting public

When a Republican starts dissembling over the “principled character” of his position in support of a tax hike, one immediately suspects the position is being articulated with a forked tongue coming out of two faces. Such is the case of Assemblyman Randy Kirner’s (R-Reno) recent defense of the proposed “Kirner Tax.”

LVN Editorial: State taxation taketh away county money

The Department of Taxation crunches monthly sales tax numbers in hopes Nevada shows an increase in extra revenue.

Wednesday, October 9

CC Symphony opens its 30th season Oct. 20

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its 30th season at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William St., with “The Lure of Tropics & Travel.”

Volunteers sought for Carson City Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit

The Carson City Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit will hold an open orientation for volunteer recruits from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the Ormsby Room at the Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.

Bye week is perfect timing for Carson

Carson High’s bye week couldn’t have come at a better time. With a key Sierra League game against 6-0 Galena on Oct. 18, the 4-2 Senators have two weeks to fine-tune their offense and defense, and get some important healing time for some banged-up players.

Going lean is touted at manufacturing confab

Making manufacturing lean and communities less mean were two themes sounded Wednesday at the Sierra Region Manufacturers Conference in Carson City. Ian Hill of The Changing Point and Gary Conner of Nevada Industry Excellence made points in morning presentations about growing manufacturing via change and improved systems, with Conner stressing the lean-industry concept of efficiency by cutting wasted time and efforts on shop or factory floors. It was Hill, the breakfast keynote speaker, who also talked of changing Northern Nevada communities for the better.

Senators blank Reed 2-0 in wild game

Simply put, it was one of the more bizarre games of the season.

CHS girls 3rdat Rosewood

RENO — Carson High’s girls golf team prepped for next week’s regional tournament with a third-place finish at Rosewood Lakes on Monday.

Passing game struggles don’t worry Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick strolled through the 49ers’ locker room with about a dozen or so reporters, then made his way into a small nook where several offensive linemen sat in front of their stalls.

Death Notice: James A. Rutledge

James A. Rutledge, 69 of Carson City, passed away on September 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Alexander “Grant” Milford

Alexander “Grant” Milford, 62, passed away on October 2, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Patricia A. McInnis

Patricia A. McInnis, 67, passed away on October 7, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Trinh Thang

Trinh Thang, 60 of Carson City, passed away on September 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: John F. Meyer

John F. Meyer, 81, passed away October 7, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Kevin R. Wirts

Kevin R. Wirts, 45 of Tuscon, Arizona, passed away October 7, 2013 in Tuscon, Arizona.

Obituary: William Allan “Bing” Blood

William Allan “Bing” Blood, son of Robert Blood and Vera Hanner Blood was born in Buchanan, Michigan on February 21, 1942 and passed away October 6, 2013 in Reno, NV at the V.A. Hospital.

Death Notice: Peggy E. Simmons

Peggy E. Simmons, 72, passed away October 7, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Grant Milford

Grant passed away unexpectedly, born Oct 15th to Frances and Vic Milford. Grant was a kind and gentle person and loved by all.


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

Youth gridders continue winning ways

Fallon’s Sierra Youth Football League teams continued its winning trend on Saturday in Reno and Fallon.

IT’S A MINDSET: Surviving the holiday food fest

Fall is here and it’s the time of year when football season begins, the temperatures drop, the days get shorter, hunters are out hunting and we begin craving high calorie comfort foods. It’s also the season of the fun sized candy bar, popcorn balls, candy corn and Halloween parties. Fall kicks off a four-month season of food celebrations that promise to wreck any progress you’ve made in your health and fitness lifestyle during the spring and summer months.

Greenwave rolls past Sparks

SPARKS — Like Jay Gatsby reaching out toward the green light from his dock, Sparks saw a glimmer of hope that they could repeat the past of challenging Fallon on the gridiron.

Fallon, Truckee battle to tie

The Fallon and Truckee girls soccer teams battled to a scoreless tie Friday at the Edward Arciniega Complex. Both entered tied for second in the Northern Division I-A, but the only club to receive some breathing room was first place South Tahoe, who drilled Sparks, 6-0, over the weekend.

Tuesday, October 8

Shutdown would close Nevada programs in Nov.

If the federal shutdown continues past the end of the month, there would be major impacts to Nevada programs ranging from food stamps to the national guard as well as, potentially, forcing hundreds of layoffs.

Carson survives against Douglas

Heading into the home stretch, Carson High’s volleyball team knows it needs to play much better than .500 volleyball to make the post-season party, and Tuesday was a good start.

Trio combines for 53 at Silver Oak

Lee Gilmore, Glenn Stegeman and Mel Younker combined for a net 53 to win the Silver Oak Senior Men’s Club 4-man scramble event on Oct. 1.

Banana bread that’s a breeze to make

Everyone has a favorite banana bread recipe. It’s one of those classic things that most people have on hand, even if baking isn’t something they do on a regular basis.

Daggs scores twice in CHS victory

Josilyn Daggs scored two goals and Samantha Gutierrez scored one to lead Carson High to a 3-0 win over Reed in a Division I crossover match Tuesday night at CHS.

Obituary: Debora Marie Morrison Cunningham

Deb was taken from us suddenly on October 3, 2013. She is preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Morrison; grandparents, Amma and Humpa, and survived by her daughter, Heather; sisters, Jeri, Donna and Iwa; brothers, Robert, Jim, Shawn and Jordan, and her father, Robert; aunt, Patty; uncle, Doug and 17 nieces and nephews.

Obituary: Robert Lee Somerville

Robert Lee Somerville left us to join his wife, Stella Somerville to continue their journey together on October 7, 2013.

Obituary: Louis Mori

Life long resident of Fallon , Louis Mori passed away on October 5, 2013 at his home. Louie was born September 3, 1922 to Lorenzo and Menchina (Venturacci)

Obituary: Clara Jean Turner

Clara went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013.

Obituary: Dennis Williams

Dennis was born on July 7, 1945 to Elwood Williams, Sr. and Lola Bobb in Fallon. He graduated from Churchill County High school in 1963. Dennis received an associate’s degree in Seattle.

Death Notice: William Allan “Bing” Blood

William Allan “Bing” Blood, 71 passed away on October 6, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremations & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Rosanna M. Mayer

Rosanna M. Mayer, 69, passed away on October 6, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Freda “Joyce” Burger

Freda, known as Joyce to friends and family, was born March 30, 1921, in Elma, Washington. She was the oldest of three children of James and Phoebe Moore. She died September 30, 2013 in Carson City at the age of 92.

Those crazy cooking shows

Talking to one of my granddaughters, I mentioned a couple of television shows I love. She remarked that perhaps I watched a little too much TV. Ok, I thought, this may be true, but it requires some explanation.

H.G. Wells strikes again

Barack Obama has a time machine. Seriously. If Republicans are to be believed, this must be true.

Government shutdowns must spare military

The current stalemate between the inept administration and Congress has entered its second week but not without a major faux pas.

Energy abatements dog county’s taxable sales

Churchill County was up 8.8 percent for July to $24.3 million, but the spike in Nevada taxable sales for the month can be attributed to alternative energy projects, such as Patua west of Fallon near the Lyon-Churchill county line. said county officials.

DeSelms pleads guilty to 3 counts

A Fallon man arrested in a bust by local officers and the Carson City Sheriff SWAT team pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to three felonies.

Trustees meet Thursday night

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


Banner Churchill Community Hospital congratulates Chris Webb, RN, who was recently selected as Nurse of the Year from the Emergency Physician Insurance Program, also known as EPIP.

Library foundation hosts wine tasting fundraiser

The Churchill County Library Foundation is hosting its ninth annual Wine Tasting on Saturday at 7 p.m. with all proceeds to benefit the Churchill County Library building fund.

Workshop on joint land use study meets today

Churchill County, in cooperation with other jurisdictions, agencies and organizations in the region, is preparing a Joint Land Use Study to address compatibility planning around Naval Air Station Fallon and within the Fallon Range Training Complex.

CCSO, BLM settle differences on Sand Mountain closure

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management have come to an understanding to keep the Sand Mountain Recreation Area open.


The following births from the end of July were recently released by Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Last of the ‘Mighty Midget’ warships alive and well

VALLEJO, Calif. – The ships were called the “Mighty Midgets,” and their official U.S. Navy classification was Landing Craft Support or “LCS.”

Chuck Muth: A win for school choice, but not in the Silver State

A gaggle of school voucher haters — led by the Arizona School Boards Association and the Arizona teachers union — filed a lawsuit challenging the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) program. Among other things, the voucher haters maintained that the voucher program violated the state’s constitution because the vouchers could be used in religious schools.

In Vegas, eye in the sky guards money, not guests

LAS VEGAS — Hotel maid Brandi Patrick was chased down the hallway at the Flamingo casino last year by a nearly naked man. She said she had to lock herself in a cleaning closet and, as the man rattled the handle, fumble around in her pockets to find her cellphone so she could call security.

Major motion picture is set to film at Reno, Lake Tahoe

RENO — Filming for a major motion picture is scheduled to begin soon in Northern Nevada, something the local producer says will become more common in the years ahead as new tax incentives for the industry kick in. Lake Tahoe and the Reno area will serve as the backdrop for the movie, with the working title “Shark Movie.” It features a carnivorous beast raising havoc in the tranquil waters of the azure alpine lake.

Monday, October 7

‘Big’ gifts cost more than $14K

A lot of folks are not sure how the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion works. First, the gift is not an income tax deduction for the giver. It is not taxable income to the person receiving the gift. Second, Congress decided we don’t have to keep track of small gifts. However, “big” gifts must be reported on the annual form 709 U.S. Gift Tax Return.

Timeout withRyan Doherty

School: Carson High Year: Senior Sport: Football

49ers pound Schaub and Houston

SAN FRANCISCO — Tramaine Brock is kicking himself for not having a third interception. He came oh so close.

Death Notice: Alexander Oliver Grant Milford

Alexander Oliver Grant Milford, 62, passed away in Carson City, Nevada on October 2, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Harold Dennis Swain

Harold Dennis Swain, 71 of Carson City, passed away on October 6, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Grace Neal Watson

Grace May Neal Watson, 92, passed away from this life on October 3, 2013 in Carson City, NV. She was born on August 12, 1921 in Van Buren, Arkansas to Ethel (Bolling) Neal and Carl Neal. Grace had formerly resided in Apple Valley and Victorville, CA and moved to Carson City in 2008.

Obituary: Robert R. Wirts

Robert R. Wirts, 79 of Minden, Nevada passed away September 30, 2013 in Reno Nevada.

Furloughed military workers return to work

Furloughed civilians reported to work Monday at Naval Air Station Fallon, while about 583 military technicians and civilians statewide headed back to their jobs Tuesday with the Nevada National Guard.

Sunday, October 6

Report: Reno, Vegas road quality differs

RENO — Reno-area roads are among the nation’s roughest, costing drivers $771 a year in additional vehicle operating costs, according to a report by a national transportation research group.

Two games, two ties

Goals in the final 20 minutes by Zach Smith and Cristian Hernandez enabled Carson to salvage a point with a 2-2 deadlock against visiting Galena Saturday afternoon.

Foley-led Dust Devils cruise past Reed

Despite the absence of setter Peach Coons to an ankle injury, Dayton managed to knock off Reed 24-26, 25-19, 25-12 and 25-22 Saturday afternoon.

Football playoffs will never take a backseat to soccer

It irritates the heck out of me when uninformed people write letters to the editor.

Nevada Day Art Show accepting entries Oct. 19

The 63rd annual Nevada Day Art Show at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center gallery begins Oct. 21.

Business briefly: Entrepreneur set to present ‘Ways to Grow Your Business’

Entrepreneur set to present ‘Ways to Grow Your Business’ The eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter will celebrate its eighth year in Reno with a presentation by Cheri S. Hill, a founding member and entrepreneur, from 5 to 8:15 p.m. Oct. 16 at Washoe Steakhouse, 4201 W. Fourth St. in Reno.

Birth announcements

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Adrianna and Carl Comella of Silver Springs, a son, Diesel Michael Comella, born Sept. 21, 2013, weighing 8 pounds and 13 ounces.

Saturday, October 5

Obituary: Nancy A. Santi

Nancy passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013. She was 64 years old. She was born in Oakland, CA. on May 5th, 1949. Nancy grew up, married Ronald M Santi and raised her family in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Minden, NV in 1989. Beloved mother of Michelle Santi Austin and Michael Santi; grandmother to Rachel, Britney, William, Alison and Grace; sister to Walt and Ken Reeder. Preceded in death by her parents, Thelma & Earl Reeder.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: THURSDAY • 10:10 p.m.: A 24-year-old Carson City man was arrested at the Koontz water tower on a failure-to-appear traffic warrant. Bail was set at $1,595.

Medical pot questions answered at workshop

Potential marijuana growers, dispensary operators and testing labs brought a long list of concerns and suggestions to a pair of hearings about proposed medical marijuana regulations Friday.

Foreclosures spike in September

The number of initial foreclosure notices in Nevada spiked just before Oct. 1, the day a state law that adds more steps for lenders seeking to foreclose took effect.

Clubbing almost as popular as gambling at Las Vegas casinos

LAS VEGAS — The cannon at the Flutter Fetti booth near the front of the gambling trade show in Las Vegas last week delivered regular bursts of metallic and crepe paper cutouts, shooting them to the ceiling in big booms and carpeting the floor with shimmering hearts, stars and circles. The glittery mess outshone the slot machines and online poker touchscreens in more ways than one.

Dust Devils sweep Fernley

Dayton improved to 8-0 in league and 24-1 overall with a three-game win over Fernley on Friday. Scores were 25-12, 25-15, 25-21.

Fletcher runs Dayton past ST

SOUTH TAHOE — South Tahoe was trailing by two with 24 seconds on the clock when Dayton dug in for one last stand.

Carson snaps Sierra skid

The Sierra League drought is over. After going winless in 2012, Carson High snapped a four-game league losing streak with a wild 38-35 win over Damonte Ranch in its homecoming game Friday night.

Galena pulls away from Tigers

RENO — Ben Barnard ran for two touchdowns and had a momentum-turning 50-yard kick return for Galena Friday night in its 27-7 homecoming win against Douglas in the Sierra League football opener for both teams.

Tigers hold on, take game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. — Max Scherzer overpowered Oakland with his dominant fastball, then baffled the Athletics with his off-speed stuff.

Wolf Pack rallies, falls in OT

SAN DIEGO — Quarterback Quinn Kaehler threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Eric Judge in overtime and San Diego State beat Nevada 51-44 on Friday night.

Friday, October 4

Death Notice: Cheryl Anne Armstrong

Cheryl Anne Armstrong, 65 of Carson City, passed away on October 2, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Memorial Service: Douglas Scott Kreck

A memorial service for Douglas Scott Kreck will be held at Empire Ranch Country Club, in Carson City, Nevada on October 12th at 4:00 p.m. The family invites anyone whose life he touched to attend.

Death Notice: Antonia Luna Leon

Antonia Luna Leon, 66 of Carson City, passed away on September 29, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Thursday, October 3

Finance board approves bonds to pay off unemployment debt

The state Board of Finance voted unanimously Thursday to issue bonds to pay the $523 million Nevada owes the federal Unemployment Insurance trust.

Manufacturers conference targeting business growth

Business growth for manufacturing is a key element and prime goal of the Sierra Region Manufacturers Conference set for Wednesday at the Carson Nugget casino. Ian Hill, CEO of The Changing Point, will deliver a motivational and inspirational speech for the Carson City gathering on how to set a climate for business growth. Others will be on hand to provide direction on operational strategies, energy efficiency, human resources and training today’s work force, cybersecurity and succession planning.

Big road game for Pack tonight

RENO — The 2013 season for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team is all about taking baby steps.

Friday Fodder: Bubble boy staring Cody Fajardo

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack needs to cover quarterback Cody Fajardo in bubble wrap between games, put him in a secret hotel with an armed guard outside his door, deliver food to his room and hire cheerleaders to do his homework.

Senators sweep North Valleys

RENO — Carson High’s volleyball team won its second straight match, knocking off North Valleys 25-21, 25-12 and 25-22 in a Division I crossover match Thursday night.

Dust Devils seek to avenge ’12 loss to Vikings

Dayton High’s football team finished one game out of a playoff spot last year, and a big reason why was a 37-36 loss to South Tahoe. It was a winnable game, and it was one that Dust Devil coaches felt got away.

A’s, Tigers prepare for playoff rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Donaldson mimics Miguel Cabrera whenever he can, and he has no problem copping to it.

Death Notice: Elizabeth Betty Purviance

Elizabeth Betty Purviance, 96, passed away September 23, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Eddie Buckner

Eddie Buckner left our world on September 26th. He told us he was going to stake out the most perfect fishing lake in heaven and would be there waiting for us.

Obituary: Michael Theodore Gutierrez

Michael Theodore Gutierrez, resident of Fallon, passed away October 2, 2013. Mike was born August 14, 1968 in Daly, California to Theodore and Lydia Gutierre

Soroptimists bring rich heritage of Fallon

The history of Soroptimists in Fallon is rich, the contributions to the community are many.This year, Soroptimist International of Fallon celebrates its 60th birthday.

Locating Nevada’s geographic center

Anyone who has looked at a Nevada state map, such as those provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation, has seen the words, “Geographic Center of Nevada,” alongside a point in the middle of nowhere, somewhere east of Austin.

How risk tolerance may influence investment decision

As an investor, how much risk can you tolerate? It’s an important question — because the answer can help you make the right investment choices.

Do we care if the government shuts down?

Houston, we have shutdown. At least as I write this there is a shutdown of the Federal government. Is that really a bad thing? Despite the doom projections from mainstream left media, a shutdown does not cause a government default. There is still money coming in and the government won’t default on its debt until it stops paying it. That will be a conscious choice, not an involuntary one. Essential services will still be performed.

The Murder Mystery Dinner

Last week this column noted that that it would present Teresa Summers’ take on our upcoming annual October event, which takes a sharp turn from what we have done in the past. Here is a taste (slightly edited) of what will be taking place.

Nevada Bar, jurists push need for appellate court

As the Silver State continues to grow, so do the number of appeal cases sent to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Tickets remain for tonight’s Mike Farris & Roseland Rhythm Review

Some tickets remain for the performance of Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue tonight at the Art Center.

Commissioners discuss WNC parking lot

The County Commissioners held their first meeting of October on Thursday. Commissioners discussed and/or approved the following items:

Farmland values rise in tandem with commodity prices

High prices for agricultural commodities are beginning to be reflected in the selling prices of farmland in northern Nevada.

Saying goodbye to 36 years of memories

Not many people can say they’ve held the same position for 36 years, but Joyce Betts is one of the few who can.

Pine Nuts: Is it Nevada or Nevahda?

Like you, I’m sometimes asked, “Is it Nevada…or Nevahda?” It always reminds me of the day I first arrived in Hawaii and asked a gentleman on the beach, “Excuse me, Sir, but is it, “Hawaii” or “Havaii?”

WNC photographs define humanity, innocence, hope

A compelling and poignant photography exhibition is showing in the galleries of Western Nevada College in Carson City. Reno-based artists Jeff Ross and Susan Mantle share their photography through Oct. 18.

Pilot finds missing man

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting autopsy results on a Fallon man who was found in the desert about 15 miles northeast of Fallon.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court ST.

Cowboy Fast Draw shooters make the Old West come alive

Cowboy Fast Draw shooters from around the world compete this weekend at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon for the title of “Fastest Gun Alive” at the World Championships.

DeSelms expected to plead guilty

A Fallon man arrested in a late-night raid in July appeared Thursday in Justice Court on numerous felony charges.

Greenwave football looks to derail Sparks

It would be easy for the Fallon football team to overlook a fledgling Sparks club.

Lady Wave battles Truckee in big I-A match

The Fallon girls soccer team is rolling and if off to one of its best starts in recent memory. With a 6-0 pasting at Sparks on Tuesday, the Lady Wave improved to 6-1 in the Northern Division I-A and 9-1-1 overall.

Mixed reviews from TCID on Truckee Canal report

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Truckee Canal Safe Flow Determination Panel Report was released and received mixed reviews from the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District.

Party like it’s 1988 this postseason

Legends are made in October and this year’s Fall Classic shouldn’t disappoint. Even though the defending World Series champs ran into truckload of problems throughout the season, this year’s lineup of teams is as diverse as they come.

Fallon youth gridders back in action

Two Greenwave football teams remained unbeaten in the Sierra Youth Football League.

Nevada’s sheep rebound from disease

A large increase occurred in desert bighorn ram tags in 2012. Several herds had been underestimated for the last few years along with building mature ram age classes.

Deer, antelope, elk population up

The 2012 total statewide mule deer tag quota was 24,257. Despite a 50 percent increase in the quota from 2011 to 2012, the observed post-hunt statewide mule deer buck ratio was the same as observed in 2011. The increased tag sales resulted in an increased total deer harvest of 10,112 compared to 5,831 deer harvested in 2011.

Mountain goats on decline, lions steady

In 2012, there were four resident mountain goat tags, one PIW tag, and one nonresident tag. Hunter success was 100 percent.

A checklist for hunters

As hunters continue the 2013-14 season, here’s a brief checklist of equipment and tags needed during a trip.

Chukar forecast increase for 2013

Chukar and Hungarian partridge season opens Oct. 12 and runs through Feb. 2, 2014. The hunt is open to both resident and nonresident hunters with limits set at six daily and 18 in possession. Shooting hours are sunrise to sunset.

Hunting ethics provides better experience

Many hunters use all terrain vehicles (ATVs), commonly known as four wheelers, while hunting. The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is reminding those hunters to stick to existing roads and use ATVs ethically.

Lady Wave volleyball shut down Sparks

The Lady Wave volleyball showed no recentness Wednesday evening in derailing Sparks.

Tips for taking down game birds

While Nevada is well known for the quality of its big game, the state also boasts some excellent game bird hunting opportunities. Hunters can pursue Blue Grouse (Dusky and Sooty) and Ruffed Grouse; Mourning and White-winged Dove; and Himalayan Snowcock, which began beginning Sept. 1.

18th annual marathon draws more than 8,000

With more than 8,000 athletes competing in 30-plus events, the 18th annual Lake Tahoe Marathon wrapped up another successful run this past weekend.

Online poker thriller ‘Runner, Runner’ is quickly politicized

LAS VEGAS — The thriller “Runner Runner” starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck hasn’t even opened yet, but it’s already in the center of the fight over online gambling regulation. The American Gambling Association has bought ads on major websites including Twitter, Facebook and the IMDb movie database framing the film as a “cautionary tale” that points to the need for Congress to legalize online poker. The ads also pop up when people Google the movie’s title.

Chase from White House to Capitol ends in gunfire

WASHINGTON — A woman driving a black Lexus tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said.

2 Employment Security debt-payoff steps set

Employment Security officials take two major steps today toward issuing bonds to pay off Nevada’s $523 million unemployment benefits debt.

Watch out, Mel, Carson has its own lethal weapon

Before the season started, Carson High’s Joey Thurman set some lofty goals for himself.

Ashbaugh coming home to play for WNC Wildcats

The Western Nevada College softball team’s bullpen just got stronger. Carson High School grad Lindsey Ashbaugh, who played softball at Feather River College in California last year, is coming home to pitch for the Wildcats in 2014.

Hernandez brothers are too much for Douglas

Starting slow and finishing fast seems to be the way Carson High’s boys soccer team operates.

Wednesday, October 2

Obituary: Jason Holt

Jason Holt, 27, loving son and husband, passed away on September 29th, 2013.

Death Notice: Shirley L. Stewart

Shirley L. Stewart, 87, a resident of Gardnerville, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

NNDA: New companies’ economic impact is $1B

The Northern Nevada Development Authority is claiming a total of $1 billion in economic impact across its five-county service area.

State can handle shutdown — for now

The head of Nevada’s Department of Administration says the state can handle the federal government shutdown for up to three weeks, but if it goes longer, there will be serious problems.

Lobbyists to try to rehab Hickey’s image

A veritable who’s who of powerful lobbyists has scheduled an Oct. 15 reception/fundraiser in an attempt to rehabilitate the image of Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, R-Reno.

Ex-Assemblyman files complaint about successor

Former Assemblyman and Douglas County Commissioner Kelly Kite has filed a complaint against his successor, Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, questioning his financial reporting and whether he lives in Douglas County.

What you can do about varicose veins

They’re not just a cosmetic issue: That’s the first thing you need to know about varicose veins.

How government shutdown affects Navy civilian employees

If Congress does not approve a spending bill — appropriated funds for fiscal year 2014 — or a Continuing Resolution, the potential government shutdown could result in unplanned shutdown furloughs for civilian employees.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Beyond the controversy of screening

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been one of the most successful campaigns to raise public awareness in recent history. Unfortunately, in terms of successfully reducing breast-cancer mortality, the results have been mixed, which has caused fierce debate among doctors, researchers, non-profit groups and patients.

Simple ways to optimize your mornings

Even the most chipper of morning people can sometimes wake up groggy and tired.


Although the federal government c;osed many services at midnight Monday, the U.S. Senate provided good news to active duty military personnel by approving a bill to ensure they are paid on time.

American history: Read it and weep

Between 1979 and 2010, more than 100,000 children and teens died as a result of gun violence. It’s much higher now. In 2010 alone, 31,672 died In Chicago, 10,000-12,000 children are shot dead every year.


The Churchill County Clerk’s/Treasurer’s office recently reported the following marriage licenses.

Regent speaks at monthly Republican women’s lunch

Nevada System of Higher Education regent Ron Knecht recently spoke at the monthly meeting of the Churchill County Republican Women, discussing a possible run for state controller and state spending for higher education.

Search continues for missing Fallon man

Search and rescue missions on the ground and in the air on Monday did not find a man who has been missing for several weeks.

CCSD trustees discuss variety of agenda items

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees held their second monthly meeting on Thursday evening.

Churchill County, Nevada casino win up 11.2 percent

Nevada’s gaming win jumped up nearly 11.2 percent in August as casinos raked in $955.3 million.

Navy Federal to cover Direct deposit for active duty military members

Navy Federal Credit Union has announced its plans for supporting its members should Congress be unable to come to agreement on a continuing resolution and the government shuts down.

Settled in Santa Barbara

One reason for our family leaving Pennsylvania for California in 1964 was so my sons could get college educations. The cost for my oldest to attend Temple University, Pa., for one year was over $2,000, an enormous amount back then.

LVN captures 12 state, national newspaper awards

The Lahontan Valley News and its staff won nine awards Saturday night at the Nevada Press Association’s annual convention in Elko.

Commissioners meet Wednesday morning

The Churchill County Commissioners will meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the County Administration building, 155 N. Taylor St.

Lyon County doctor runs for Assembly

Lyon County physician Dr. Robin Titus, a Republican, has announced plans to file for the Assembly District 38 seat in the Nevada Legislature.

McClelland gets 3-10 years in prison

A 28-year-old Fallon man with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced Tuesday in District Court up to 10 years in prison.

Tuesday, October 1

Carson, Tigers battle to scoreless draw

Still alone at the top. Carson High’s girls soccer team remained in first place in the Sierra League after battling rival Douglas to a scoreless draw Tuesday night.

Anderson leads Senators to victory

Juliana Anderson recorded 18 kills to lead Carson High’s volleyball team to a 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 21-25 and 15-11 win over Wooster Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Mitey Mites blank Reno

The Carson Pop Warner Mitey Mites, led by defenders Seth Knox, Alex Myrehn, Dawson Main and Isaac Avina, blanked Reno North, 24-0, Saturday afternoon.

Carolyn Eichin: Duck dish takes a diner back to medieval times

Chef Richard Oates of the new Core @ the Cider Factory Restaurant in beautiful Virginia City (yes, beautiful since the blue skies are back and the smoke has cleared) has kindly shared with us his recipe for medieval duck. The Core is in the Cider Factory stone building behind Edith Palmer’s Country Inn at South B Street. Chef Richard and Alexia are working hard to please the most sophisticated palate in town — and doing a great job.

Death Notice: Dennis Michael Holton

Dennis Michael Holton, 68 of Carson City, passed away on September 24, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Mary Louise Clifford

Mary Louise Clifford was born on October 6, 1918 in Vitoria, Basque Country, Spain to her parents, Marcelino and Eladia Erquiaga.

Death Notice: Christopher Dwight Jones

Christopher Dwight Jones, 55 of Carson City, passed away on September 28, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Richard Ratliff

Richard Ratliff was taken from us by suffering a heart attack.

Obituary: Dr. Charles A. Woessner

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Woessner, passed away on September 27 in Carson City. Chuck was born in Oakland, California to Charles Woessner and Bonnie Himes Woessner. He spent his youth in Oakland, but began visiting his beloved Sierra Nevada as a teenager. His adventures included taking his first ride on a chairlift (35 cents a ride at Sugar Bowl ) in hiking boots and borrowed skis, only to realize at the top of the lift that he had no idea how to get down the mountain.

Death Notice: James William Pillsbury, Jr.

James William Pillsbury, Jr., 96 of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on September 25, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations of Gardnerville, Nevada.

Obituary: Jill Shipstad Thomas

The world of professional skating lost one of its biggest stars on September 19 when Jill Shipstad Thomas passed away.

Budget fight a perfect storm of issues roiling US

WASHINGTON — It’s a political perfect storm: The pairing of a government shutdown with the rollout of a big chunk of the health care law is illustrating all sorts of partisan and cultural tensions that are roiling America. Big government vs. small. The Republican Party’s identity crisis. Sharpening political divisions among Americans. And plenty more.

Harvey Whittemore to appeal convictions, prison sentence

RENO — Lawyers for ex-Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore have filed a formal notice of intent to appeal his three felony convictions and two-year prison sentence for funneling more than $130,000 in illegal campaign funds to Sen. Harry Reid.

Lady Wave volleyball splits 2 league matches

The Lady Wave volleyball team picked up a critical league win on Saturday in Lyon County.

Air raid

Forget one if by land, two if by sea. How about seven by air?

RIDING THE PINE: Ugly win keeps Pack in MW chase

The Nevada Wolf Pack rallied for a 45-42 win against Air Force on Saturday at Mackay Stadium for a much needed Mountain West Conference victory.

Orozco pleased with wrestling reversal

It didn’t take long for bad news to travel quickly after the International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling for the 2016 Olympics.

Death Notice: Genevieve Morris

Genevieve Morris, 70 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Arrangements are pending. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Chuck Muth: Hickey must go, but not for the obvious reason

Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey (Reno-RINO) recently opened his mouth, removed his socks, stuck one foot inside, wriggled around his toes, rinsed and repeated. But that’s not the reason he should resign his leadership position.

Banged-up Dayton hosts powerful Lowry

DAYTON — Just when you thought the Dayton High football schedule couldn’t get any tougher, the Lowry Buckaroos are coming to town.

Timeout withGabrielle Palazzolo

School: Carson High Year: Junior Sport: Volleyball

Friday Fodder: Pack will need toughness against Falcons

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...No self-respecting Division I Football Bowl Subdivision team should ever lose to the Air Force Falcons at home.

Busy Cooper standing out on both sides of the ball

Ever since Blair Roman took over the Carson High football program seven years ago, he has had a Cooper in the program.

Golfers nab 6th, tennis swept

The Fallon girls golf team nabbed a pair of sixth-place finishes this week at Spring Creek and Lowry.

Jackson could return for Air Force game

RENO — Don Jackson, who began the season as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s starting running back, might return to the field Saturday at Mackay Stadium against the Air Force Falcons.

NIAA should look at 5 divisions

OK, I’ll be the first to admit that I have an opinion on everything when it comes to high school sports. Sometimes I’ve been told I’m nuts and people have also told me that my opinions were spot on.

Division I-A fall standings

Boys Soccer TeamLeaguePts

Nevada leads nation in Aug. home price growth

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new report shows Nevada led the country in home price gain in August. Corelogic reported Tuesday that prices were up 25.9 percent over last August. The nation overall saw prices rise 12.4 percent year-over-year.

Federal shutdown ripples through Nevada facilities

LAS VEGAS — Federal law enforcers were at work in Nevada on Tuesday, military units at Nellis Air Force Base remained at the ready, and federal prosecutors were in court.

More register nonpartisan than with party

More Nevadans registered as nonpartisan voters in September than Republicans and Democrats combined. Figures released Tuesday by the Secretary of State’s Office show 1,140 people registered last month. Of that total, 666 registered as nonpartisan.

Nevada insurance exchange gets off to bumpy start

Nevada’s health insurance exchange was a late getting out of the starting gate and limped through the opening hours Tuesday, with users encountering “unresolvable” errors when they tried to create an account to check on available policies.