Stories for September 2013


Monday, September 30

In Elko, planning board member touts Nevada 150

ELKO — Don Newman of Elko pulled off a hat trick at the weekend Nevada Press Association convention even though he wasn’t playing hockey.

District Judge Russell running again

Carson District Judge James Todd Russell announced Monday he will run for a second six-year term.

IVGID board urged to OK bear-proof trash cans

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Nevada wildlife officials are pressing officials at an upscale north Lake Tahoe community to require residents to have bear-proof trash cans, saying existing rules to address trash-raiding black bears have proven insufficient.

Sunday, September 29

Book features stories of Robert Laxalt

The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, University Libraries Special Collections and the University’s Center for Basque Studies recently hosted a release party for Warren Lerude’s book “Robert Laxalt: Story of a Storyteller” at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Fajardo, luck carry Pack to win

RENO — Don’t tell Brian Polian that his Nevada Wolf Pack was lucky Saturday night.

McDonald wins re-election as Nevada GOP chairman

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime GOP political operative Robert Uithoven has fallen short in a bid to unseat Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald.

Saturday, September 28

Delgado shines at Stanford meet for CHS

STANFORD — Eveline Delgado placed 11th out of 209 runners to lead Carson High’s girls cross-country team at the Stanford Invitational held at the Stanford golf course.

Obituary: Mary Anne Jennings

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Mary Anne Jennings, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 22, 2013, after a brief illness. Mary Anne was born on November 20, 1931, to Lester Jay and Marjorie Anne Coon in New Oregon Township, Iowa.

Obituary: Frada Naroll

Frada Naroll, a Carson City resident since 1989, was born in 1918 in Los Angeles, to Russian Jewish immigrants, and grew up working in her family’s drug store.

New law helps struggling homeowners

LAS VEGAS — Five years after the economic collapse began, Nevada’s still on the injured list.

New laws take effect Oct. 1

Real-time tracking of cold medicine purchases, dog discrimination, employment discrimination, voting rights of the mentally ill and turning on red lights are among 153 new laws taking effect Oct. 1 in Nevada.

State appeals nuclear licensing order

The state of Nevada has filed a petition seeking to overturn the federal circuit court ruling ordering the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resume the licensing of Yucca Mountain.

Buckaroos too much for Dayton

DAYTON — Things look bad when the opposing team returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown. It gets worse when you fumble the ensuing kick.

3rd-quarter meltdown buries Senators, 64-26

SPARKS — For 24 minutes, Carson High played on near-even terms with defending regional champion Reed.

Dust Devils sweep Fallon

Dayton picked up a three-game sweep of Fallon in Division 1A action on Friday night (25-23, 25-18, 25-15).

Roger Diez: Local racing seasons wrapping up

Tonight is the final points race for the 2013 season at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway, and the leaders in every division have a significant point lead over the second-place driver.

New skill-based casino slots play for video gamers

LAS VEGAS — Atari’s 1981 hit Centipede is an antique in the video game world, but it’s the hottest new thing in the casino industry. Slot machine manufacturers are rolling out a raft of games inspired by the penny arcade, hoping to attract middle-aged gamblers with a dose of nostalgia and the promise of finally cashing in on all those hours spent in front of a screen.

New-look Pack still led by Burton

RENO — David Carter knew there was something seriously wrong with his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team long before last season ended.

Cougars rally past Tigers for 15-14 win

MINDEN — Quarterback Hunter Fralick’s 5-yard touchdown run followed by a 2-point conversion with 31 seconds remaining on Friday night lifted Spanish Springs to a come-from-behind, homecoming-spoiling 15-14 victory against Douglas.

Friday, September 27

Obituary: William Louis “Bill” Drexler

William Louis “Bill” Drexler 60, formerly of Holden, Massachusetts, passed away suddenly at his home in Dayton, NV, on September 23, 2013.

Sale of horses from Nevada wildlife refuge moves ahead

RENO — The U.S. government can proceed with plans to sell more than 400 mustangs gathered at a national wildlife refuge to a private contractor that critics say has a history of reselling them for slaughter, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Showdown looms for Nev. GOP leadership

A showdown looms for leadership of the state Republican Party, with Nevada’s top elected Republicans backing a challenger to overhaul the party marred by divisiveness.

Fast Draw blazes into Fallon on Thursday

The annual celebrity charity Cowboy Fast Draw Shoot benefiting the Mayor’s Youth Fund is set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena.

Fallon falters in fifth set

One point from a win, and the Fallon volleyball team let it slip through their fingers.

Soccer teams dust Dayton

The Fallon soccer teams ran past Dayton on Tuesday, each by a 6-0 score. In Fallon, the Lady Wave improved to 5-0-0 in the Northern Division I-A thanks to persistent offense and lockdown defense.

Undefeated on the line

Two familiar foes go head-to-head in the Northern Division I-A’s premier game. Fallon and Elko, both 3-0, tangle at 7 p.m. today at the Edward Arciniega Complex in a key matchup.

Recovery Day draws big crowd

The seventh annual Recovery Day provided a full slate of events at Pioneer Park.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Service academy makes first trip to Reno

For the first time in school history, Nevada will host Air Force, one of five service academies, on Saturday at Mackay Stadium. Along with Air Force, only two of the remaining academies play at the Division I level while two smaller programs call the Division III home.

Youth football hits Fallon

The youth football season is in full swing for the Lahontan Valley as the Sierra Youth Football and Pop Warner leagues complete their first month.

Shoshone Falls: Tamed but never conquered

In the mid to late 19th century, many travelers on the Oregon Trail took a slight detour off the main route as it passed through Southern Idaho in order to visit Shoshone Falls, which some called the “Niagara of the West.”

Events past and future

As anyone who has held a garage sale knows you question every item. Trash or treasure? Do I really have to make this bowl bright and shiny? What is it worth? Then the work, a lot of it, follows: setting up tables, displaying items and cleaning up when the doors close.

Fallon airport is a great place to visit

One of my favorite haunts is Fallon’s Municipal Airport. I often drive out there to have a look at the airplanes and visit with their pilots.


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

BLM announces mineral cost recovery fee schedule

The Bureau of Land Management will implement Tuesday an updated fee schedule for mineral cost recovery.

Tourism basics key to gaming rebound

The future of gaming in Northern Nevada lies in strengthening the basics of the tourism sector in greater Reno-Tahoe, regional gaming executives say.

KUNR radio celebrates 50-year anniversary

The call letters KUNR first broke through the FM radio airwaves on Oct. 7, 1963 with a short 15-minute broadcast that reached listeners in a 13-mile radius. Today, KUNR 88.7 is an affiliate of National Public Radio that serves 45,000 weekly listeners in 20 communities in Northern Nevada and Northeastern California.

Distinguished journalist pens biography on Nevada’s Robert Laxalt

The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, University Libraries Special Collections and the University’s Center for Basque Studies recently hosted a release party for Warren Lerude’s book Robert Laxalt: Story of a Storyteller at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

October ushers in the Mike Farris & Roseland Rhythm Revue

CAC’s Ales for Arts IV, a fundraiser to support the Arts Council’s 2013-2014 programs, will be held tomorrow from 3-7 p.m. in the Lariat Courtyard at the Oats Park Art Center.


Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in August 2013 Churchill Millwright; Handyman; Bu&Ma: 665 Joel Way; Fallon, Nevada, 89406; 775-217-0331; Owner: Bruce R. Frechette.

Knowing your retirement ‘contingency plan’

You probably have thought about what you’d like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don’t have the money you thought you’d have?

UN Cooperative Extension offers training for the use of pesticides

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture is offering a free workshop on Wednesday to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides. The workshop is meant for certified applicators, people who regularly handle pesticides as part of their jobs, such as farmers, ranchers, park employees and groundskeepers.

NHP to recognize Fernley girl as hero

An 8-year-old Fernley girl is being hailed as a hero for rescuing her sister in a traffic accident west of Fallon last month.

Twine round-up contest ends Saturday

Jupiter Hay announces the conclusion of their Twine Round-Up contest, which ends Saturday.

Governor launches Sesquicentennial themed statewide poster, essay contest

As part of the upcoming Nevada Day celebrations and to help kick-off the celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, Governor Brian Sandoval today launched his annual statewide poster and essay contest for Nevada school children. This year’s theme focuses on Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, celebrating 150 years in statehood.

Lovett appears in Justice Court

A Fallon man accused of shooting a woman appeared Thursday in Justice Court.


Students at E.C. Best Elementary School received a lesson in agriculture and science as part of their hands-on learning outside the four walls.

Fire restrictions lifted for most of western Nevada

The Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Office, the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (USFS), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Nevada Division of Forestry’s lifted today fire restrictions that have been in place since late June.

SDA invests over $132 million in rural Nevada home loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development knows rural Nevada and the people who live there.

Canning? Have your pressure canner tested to ensure food safety

With many Nevadans choosing to grow more of their own food, they are also doing their own canning, and “pressure-canning” using a pressure canner, is becoming increasing popular.

Redneck Shindig fundraiser to help local cancer victims

The second annual Redneck Shindig hosted by Cancer Warriors for Central Nevada is Saturday and hopes to help raise more than $5,000 for Shelly Hubbard and Skylar Cervantes to assist them in their fight against cancer.

Talent show, bake sale to help Hubbard

Tournament of Talent — a Benefit for Shelly Hubbard will be held on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. as organizers present Fallon’s talented performers battling for the top prize.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St. Fallon NV 89406

Thursday, September 26

Renovation at Mutual of Omaha complete

Shaheen Beauchamp Builders has completed renovation of Mutual of Omaha Bank at 1101 N. Carson St. in Carson City. The commercial general contracting firm, which is based in Carson City, said the renovation project included the building’s exterior and enhancements to the parking and landscaping at the site on the northeast corner of Carson and William streets.

Pack seeks revenge against Air Force

RENO — Nevada Wolf Pack defensive end Lenny Jones will never forget the trip back home to Northern Nevada last season after meeting the Air Force Falcons.

Amodei pushes Water Rights Protection Act

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., and Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., introduced the Water Rights Protection Act to protect privately held water rights from federal takings and uphold long-standing state water law.

Auto sales boost July tax gain

What may be a record total for auto sales turned a good month into a great one for Carson City. The capital posted total taxable sales of $68.9 million in July, a 7.8 percent gain from July 2012. While most of the categories were pretty good, auto dealers racked up a total of $19.94 million, a 21 percent increase over last year.

Nevada job growth outstrips 34 other states

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has issued a report showing that private-sector job growth in Nevada outstripped growth in 34 other states in the first quarter of 2013.

5 Nevadans arrested in Calif. for recycling fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California authorities have arrested five people who allegedly bought bottles and cans from recycling centers in Nevada and then redeemed them for cash in California, the California Department of Justice said Thursday.

49ers regain footing, soar past St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Missing some of their biggest stars, the San Francisco 49ers put their foot down. They put the St. Louis Rams back in their place, too.

Death Notice: Theresa M. Higgs

Theresa M. Higgs, 54, passed away September 8, 2013 in Gardnerville, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Marion Diane Reay

Marion Diane Reay, 61 of Coleville, passed away on September 24, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Linda Darlene Berry

Linda Darlene Berry, 61 of Carson City, passed away on September 24, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Thomas H. Sturges

Thomas H. Sturges, 81, passed away September 23, 2013 in Reno, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Unemployment call center to be open Saturday

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation will have representatives on the phone in the unemployment insurance call center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for claimants who need to speak to someone about their claims. All other claimants who need to file weekly or initial claims are urged to use the Internet; and the phone lines open for those who need to speak to a representative.

UNR/UNLV get transportation research grants

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has announced a $1.414,100 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support research on transportation systems and infrastructure.

Pine Nuts: View from the seventh tier

Sneaky Legs Calhoun and I were hitchhiking our way through the south in the early sixties when an elderly African-American gentleman in a beat-up old pick-up stopped to give us a lift.

Hickey’s comment triggers firestorm

Top Republicans distanced themselves Thursday from Nevada’s Assembly minority leader over comments he made on a conservative radio talk show that Democrats say show the GOP wants to suppress the minority vote.

Reno will follow state’s lead on medical pot sales

RENO — The Reno City Council has decided to wait until next year to develop policies for the legal sale of medical marijuana.

Nevada group receives HUD grant

A Nevada organization has been awarded a $325,000 federal grant to fight housing discrimination.

Wednesday, September 25

Business winners named at Pioneer Awards in Carson

Five companies won Business of the Year honors, and 10 businesses and nonprofit groups were honored for their accomplishments during the 2013 Pioneer Awards on Wednesday night at the Carson Nugget. The awards are sponsored by Northern Nevada Development Authority. Business of the Year winners included: Carson City: Click Bond Inc.

Wooster scores early to beat Carson boys

Carson High’s normally reliable defense was lackluster in the first half, and the Senators paid a hefty price.

Live entertainment

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

NV Energy shareholders approve selling utility

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Shareholders of NV Energy Inc. have approved selling the Nevada utility to Berkshire Hathaway’s MidAmerican Energy utility for $5.6 billion. NV Energy announced the shareholder vote on Wednesday, but the deal isn’t expected to close until sometime in the first quarter of next year because it still needs regulatory approval.

‘Geographical Divides’ exhibit opens soon at Comstock History Center

“Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground” is set to open Sept. 14 at the Comstock History Center in Virginia City.

Wave’s D dominant

Speed and tenacity have been the calling cards for the Fallon football team’s defense. The unit steamrolled Dayton on Friday as the Greenwave came away with another blowout win, 54-7, at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Wave have talent to play for state crown

The Greenwave football team have rolled early in its three blowout wins. A season ago, Fallon struggled to find the end zone in the first half, relying on big second halves to put away lesser opponents.

Pride of the Sierra unveils new uniforms

RENO — Greater Nevada Credit Union members, University of Nevada, Reno, alumni and other donors rallied last year to raise money during “It’s Time to Support the Band,” a fundraising campaign to benefit the University’s Marching Band, known as the “Pride of the Sierra.”

“Wild Fish Wild Places” back for season four

In two weeks, the season four premier of “Wild Fish Wild Places” hits the air.

Dardanelles Lake: A quick and beautiful fall hike

The easy access to wilderness at Lake Tahoe can be a double-edged sword. You can wake up late, lag a little bit and still hike to a gorgeous spot for lunch. The problem is so can everyone else.

Prison for Whittemore sends signal, feds say

RENO — Lawyers for former Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore are asking a federal judge for an evidentiary hearing before his sentencing next week to prove why he deserves probation, rather than prison time for breaking campaign contribution laws.

Reno-area pizzaria owners target expansion

The new owner of the two Papa John’s pizzerias in Reno says Northern Nevada is a “blank slate” when it comes to expansion opportunities for the quick-service pizza chain. Bryan Casuscelli, who purchased the Papa John’s stores in northwest Reno and Damonte Ranch with Rick Rebozzi of San Jose, Calif., hopes to open additional franchise locations in Carson City and Carson Valley, Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Elko and the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe in the next five to eight years.

CHS girls cruise to win

Carson High’s girls soccer team continued its run toward the first of two showdowns against rival Douglas by blanking Wooster, 3-0, Tuesday night in a Sierra League match.

Tourism basics key to gaming rebound

The future of gaming in Northern Nevada lies in strengthening the basics of the tourism sector in greater Reno-Tahoe, regional gaming executives say. It’s no secret that Northern Nevada casino properties fell on hard times as gaming proliferated throughout the United States and particularly in California over the past decade. A few telling statistics:

AGs urge tight regulation of e-cigarettes

BOSTON — Forty attorneys general, including Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

Kipling, Gutierrez, Kolb shine in pool

Three Carson Tigershark swimmers placed second in their respective age groups at last weekend’s Molly Lahlum Memorial Autumn Freeze short-course meet in Minden.

Senators fall in 3 games

Quite simply, Carson High’s volleyball team couldn’t get the job done at crunch time.

Tuesday, September 24

Death Notice: Jose Mancilla Garcia

Jose Mancilla Garcia, 90 of Carson City, passed away on September 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Marna Jane Miller

Marna Jane Miller, resident of Carson City, passed away on September 12th in Carson City. She was born in Salem, North Dakota to Robert and Myrl Quiggle. Marna graduated from Shanley High School in Fargo, North Dakota in 1952. She attended Interstate Business College and worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield until 1957. Marna married Theodore S. Miller in Fargo, ND in 1955. She moved to San Bernadino, CA in 1960; then moved to Gardnerville, NV in 1993 and to Carson City in 2008.

Death Notice: Clarence E. Closson

Clarence E. Closson, 75 of Carson City, passed away on September 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Mildred Alice Heidenreich

Mildred Alice Heidenreich, 92 of Carson City, passed away on September 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Dr. Woody Allen

After a strong and brave fight against cancer for the last six years, during which he never lost his smile, Woody passed from this life in his home, surrounded by family and friends who loved him dearly. He was born in San Francisco, CA to Laura and Woodrow Ratliff and was later adopted by T.C. and Clydene Allen. Woody was raised in Lander, Wyoming where he developed his love of hunting, skiing, breaking horses, and playing the piano, organ, and trumpet.

Nevada’s Hekking national defensive player of week

RENO, Nev. — Nevada defensive end Brock Hekking has been named the national defensive football player of the week by the Football Writers Association of America after forcing two fumbles and making an interception in the Wolf Pack’s 31-9 win over Hawaii.

Two injured in collision on Reno Highway

Two people were injured after a collision Tuesday between a white Buick Park Avenue and a semi-truck on the Reno Highway.

The Doctors: Five tanning myths exposed

You’ve heard melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer (true). You’ve been told that sun exposure is a major risk factor and that you should be regularly checking your body for new or changing moles (also true). Some widely held beliefs about melanoma, however, are not so true, and the misconceptions could put your health at risk. Here are five common myths, and the facts behind the fiction:

California at last

Our family’s 1964 trip westward continued one early morning in July from Reno. If you look up the history of Donner Pass, you’ll find that was when they were widening Interstate 80. Guess who sat waiting for long periods of time during this construction?

If you have Medicare, don’t worry about the new Health Insurance Marketplace

Some people with Medicare are asking lately if their Medicare coverage is affected by the new Health Insurance Marketplace that starts in 2014.

National Cholesterol Education Month

Many of you may know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month, but what do you really know about cholesterol? And more importantly, what can you do to help make sure you’re doing all you can to have a healthy cholesterol blood level?

CCSD trustees meet Thursday

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

State adds 11,200 jobs in August

Nevada added 11,200 jobs in August, marking the largest monthly increase in eight years. At the same time, the unemployment rate held steady at 9.5 percent.

Delicious gluten-free desserts

More than ever, people understand that our bodies just weren’t designed to handle the amount of processed flour found in many of today’s food.

Your generosity is needed again

Those who live here in the Lahontan Valley have known for years what a generous, giving community we have.

The ultimate measure of a man

Ever since President Obama decided to take action against Syria over its chemical weapons attacks, Republicans haven’t known which way to turn. They’ve never met a war they didn’t love, but as long as Obama wanted to launch a military strike against Syria, they had to oppose it. Now that Russian president Putin may have brokered a solution, they are back in their comfort zone, criticizing the president for being weak. To them, the measure of a man is how many bombs he drops.


Army Pvt. Jordan M. Whitaker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Fugitive shooter nabbed by Reno PD

A Fallon man accused of a shooting on Sept. 13 at the Overland Hotel was arrested Sunday afternoon by Reno police, according to Fallon Police Capt. Vern Ulrich.


The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during August 2013.


Oasis Academy Charter School scored near the top for the second consecutive year in student proficiency scores as determined by the Nevada Department of Education’s performance framework.

WNC invites community to tour technical programs

Students and the community are invited to learn about Western Nevada College’s technical and manufacturing programs on Oct. 3 from 5-8 p.m., as part of the region’s celebration of National Manufacturing Day.

Changing of seasons means colorful autumn additions

A nip in the air and the changing color of leaves can only mean one thing – fall is around the corner.

UNCE offers training for pesticides on Oct. 2

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop Oct. 2 to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides.

Absent military personnel remembered in Carson City

Remembrance of absent servicemen and women infused somber and prayerful participants during a ceremony held by veterans and loved ones in Carson City on Friday.

Chuck Muth: Is 2014 the year of the Republican woman?

If there has indeed been a Republican war on women, Republican women in Nevada are striking back!

Douglas economic vision to be unveiled

A vision for economic development of the Carson Valley will be unveiled during the 19th annual Critical Issues Conference sponsored by the Business Council of Douglas County this week. The conference runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Mattress Firm sued, accused of age discrimination

LAS VEGAS — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Houston-based retailer Mattress Firm this week, saying company officials made life difficult for older employees in Las Vegas as part of a systematic effort to replace them with younger workers.

Death Notice: Jill S. Thomas

Jill S. Thomas, 69, passed away September 19, 2013 in Minden, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Mary Anne Jennings

Mary Anne Jennings, 81, passed away September 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home (775) 882-2644.

Death Notice: Helen M. Burns

Helen M. Burns, 94, passed away September 22, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home (775) 882-2644.

Death Notice: Frada K. Naroll

Frada K. Naroll, 95, passed away on September 21, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Oscar Lawrence Kelley

Oscar Lawrence Kelley, Jr. was born October 24, 1935 to Oscar Sr. and Edith Kelley in Rosedale, Kansas. He passed away September 17, 2013

Monday, September 23

Navy helicopter that trained at NAS Fallon crashes in Red Sea

Search and rescue efforts for the remaining two crew members involved in a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash were suspended Monday at about 3 p.m. Bahrain time, according to a spokeswoman at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Man competent to stand trial in Fernley, Mustang deaths

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — A judge ruled that a Northern Nevada man is competent to stand trial on charges that he killed five people in Fernley and Mustang over the Mother’s Day weekend.

Obituary: Barbara Anne Booth

Barbara Anne (Morris) Booth, widow of Frank Willard Booth, passed away September 7, 2013 at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center of complications from leukemia. Barbara was born on May 1, 1929 in Phillipsburg, Kansas to Milton Morris Jr. and Edna Merle Unfred. Barbara grew up in Dodge City, Kansas until the family moved to Lewiston, Idaho. Barbara moved to Yerington, Nevada and married Frank Booth in 1959.

Obituary: William H. Paull

William H. Paull, born on May 15, 1924, left his family and friends on September 18, 2013. He loved his family, nature, life and the mountains. He leaves Maxine, wife of 65 years; his son, Bob (Diane); daughter, Tricia Basey (Drew) and daughter, Dee Paull (Richard Hall); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Obituary: Peggy Lyon

Entered this life August 14, 1917 in San Francisco, CA and entered eternal life September 14, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Survived by her daughter, Judy White (Dave); three grandchildren: Kenny Dietrich (Joanne), Kim Suggs (Greg), Michelle Yup (Greg); six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Death Notice: Robert G. Lasell

Robert G. Lasell, 80 of Gardnerville, Nevada, passed away September 18, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations, Gardnerville, Nevada (775) 783-9312.

Obituary: Edward Francis Jungers

Edward Francis Jungers, known to most as Eddie and to some as “Fast Eddie,” passed away on Tuesday evening at the age of 91. He has been a resident of Johnson Lane for 23 years and enjoyed many friendships at the corner store and around the neighborhood.

Saturday, September 21

New-look Elliott in new roles for Carson

When Nevin Elliott reported for spring football in late May, you had to do a double take if you hadn’t seen him in a while. He was a different guy; a new person. Gone was the excess poundage. He had toned up and had turned himself into a lean, mean fighting machine.

Carson boys and girls post easy soccer wins

RENO — With 12:55 left in the first half of a scoreless match, Carson High girls coach Greg Lehman pulled starting goalie Karla Reyes.

Darrell Moody: CHS may host state soccer

It isn’t official, but it appears that Carson High may host the Division I state soccer tournament for boys and girls.

$9M in job training grants go to three Nevada colleges

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three Northern Nevada community colleges are getting nearly $9 million in stimulus grants to help train workers for better-paying jobs. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced the package of awards Friday. The money will go to Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College.

Responsive design is topic of Oct. 2 meeting

The Carson Area Marketing & PR Network will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St. Christine Harcinske of Noble Studios will discuss the importance of responsive design and illustrate with case studies how Noble Studios brought to life responsive websites for Newport Beach and LineShapeSpace.

Raiders try to slow down Manning’s air attack

DENVER — The Denver Broncos have been playing without their best pass rusher, their best cornerback and, now, they’ll be missing their best offensive lineman.

Finding a way to win

RENO — Brian Polian wasn’t looking for a work of art Saturday night.

Colts, 49ers game full of reunions

SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew Luck kept San Francisco’s prime-time loss at Seattle in the background once his workday ended disappointingly last Sunday in Indianapolis.

Obituary: Richard (Dick) Bell

Dick Bell passed away peacefully at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center at the age of 66 years on September 5, 2013. He was born August 28, 1947 in San Pedro, California to Dilley (Red) Bell and Dorothy Bell.

7 decades later, Purple Heart given to Dayton resident

Pfc. John Eddington was preparing for deployment to Europe in World War II when he learned his wife gave birth to a daughter. He penned a letter, sweetly telling the little girl how much he loved her and longed to see her.

Sandoval: D.C. could learn from GOP govs

RENO — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Saturday President Barack Obama and Congress should learn from him and other Republican governors who have put aside partisanship to work with Democratic lawmakers to grow their economies through spending cuts and business tax exemptions.

Turnovers are Dayton’s downfall at Fallon

FALLON — An avalanche of turnovers doomed the Dayton football team.

Thurman’s kick-off return sparks CHS

When Joey Thurman grabbed a first-quarter kick-off at his own 2, all he saw was a lot of green artificial turf and no white jerseys in front of him.

Wolf Pack anxious to start MWC play

RENO — Brian Polian couldn’t get to the Mountain West portion of the Nevada Wolf Pack’s football schedule fast enough.

Dayton sweeps Spring Creek

Dayton continued its winning ways with a three-game sweep of Spring Creek in Division 1-A volleyball action on Friday, winning 25-15, 25-7 and 25-19.

Prison Industries moves to seize Alpine Steel property

Prison Industries has won a summary judgment against Alpine Steel for the $428,208 it owes both the Department of Corrections and the inmates who worked for the company at High Desert State Prison.

Tigers rally past Hug

RENO — Wes Hundley’s 14-yard touchdown run with 7.2 seconds left to play Friday night lifted the Douglas High football team to a 14-6 come-from-behind victory against Hug.

Prison Industries erases last year’s $165,000 loss

Nevada’s Prison Industries program, which is charged with being self-supporting, is on its way to a banner year for fiscal 2013.

Younger Kaeding impressive in win

Third generation sprint car driver Tim Kaeding took a break from winning World of Outlaws races to take a flag to flag win at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley’s fast 3/8 mile oval last Saturday night

Friday, September 20

Federal judge rejects petition by Darren Mack

U.S. District Judge Robert Jones has rejected the petition for a writ of habeas corpus for convicted murderer Darren Mack, citing procedural violations by his lawyer.

Moody’s: Established gambling markets faltering

LAS VEGAS — Established gambling towns like Las Vegas and Atlantic City are hurting as more states start welcoming bettors’ dollars, Moody’s Investors Service warned this week.

Dust Devils visit red-hot Fallon

Fresh off its first win of the season, Dayton hopes to extend its winning streak when it visits undefeated Fallon in a Division 1A game today.

Carson boys, girls grab second at Sierra meet

RENO — Carson High’s boys and girls cross-country teams finished second at Thursday’s Sierra League meet at Galena Creek Park.

Pack fans, don’t give up on a MWC title

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...A moment of silence, please, for the Nevada Wolf Pack’s Bowl Championship Series dreams.

V.C. Outhouse races set for Oct. 5-6

“The Classic Crapper,” the “Pot Rod” other portable “potties” will be featured during the World Championship Outhouse Races, set for Oct. 5-6 in Virginia City.

Thursday, September 19

Death Notice: Douglas Scott Kreck

Douglas Scott Kreck, 72 of Carson City, passed away on September 15, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Dolores Bernadette Dailey

Dolores Bernadette Dailey, 68 of Carson City, passed away on September 17, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Marcella Ward

Marcella Ward, 92 of Gardnerville, passed away on September 17, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Edward Francis Jungers

Edward Francis Jungers, 91 of Minden, passed away on September 17, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Dolores Bernadette Dailey

Dolores Bernadette Dailey, a resident of Carson City, NV passed Sep. 17, 2013. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am, on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at the Saint Teresas Avilia Catholic Church, 3000 Lompa Lane Carson City, NV, 89706. Reception to follow. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, to view the complete obituary and sign the online register book please visit

A garage sale and more stuff

As this column has noted over the past couple of months, CAPS is holding a garage sale today and tomorrow. We send a big round of Paws Applause to Spring Valley Rentals for donating storage space since Aug. 1, to hold the donated goods until the sale. And donated goods we got.

Consider your investment strategy at each ‘season’ of your life

Fall is almost officially here — and if you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering how summer went by so fast. Those trips to the lake or the beach are fading in memory now, giving way to helping kids with homework, raking leaves and the other rites of autumn. And just as your day-to-day tasks change with the seasons, so, too, will your money management and investment activities at different phases of your life.

Wells Fargo hosts Student Financial Day

Wells Fargo has announced it will host a Student Financial Education Day at all of its banking locations in Nevada and five other western states on Saturday, reaffirming its commitment to financial education and helping its customers succeed financially.

Is a change in the wind?

Ladies and gentlemen, here is some news. Recently, the group FreedomWorks conducted a survey of registered Republicans and independent-leaning respondents. The survey shows that members of those two groups are increasingly aligning with traditional libertarian views on limited government.

Reno agencies combine to offer full-service creative solutions

The Abbi Agency, an award-winning digital engagement firm specializing in public relations, social media and marketing, is merging with Boost Creative Services to offer clients on both a local and national level a full suite of integrated marketing services.

Whimsical artwork welcomes Great Basin park visitors

Travelers on State Route 488, which leads from the eastern Nevada town of Baker to Great Basin National Park, are often bemused by the unique collection of rustic artwork found beside the roadway.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hires first public relations officer

Stacey Montooth has been hired by the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony as the tribe’s first public relations/community information officer.

Fallon hosts College Kick Start program

State Treasurer Kate Marshall has announced the launch of the Nevada College Kick Start Program, an ambitious project with the lofty goal of increasing college participation among Nevada high school graduates.

Buffet’s Nevada power play

For many, it was exciting to hear that an investor of Warren Buffett’s stature would put billions into Nevada in order to acquire the state’s electric utility company.

Dayton Valley Days set for weekend

The 25th annual Dayton Valley Days celebration is set for this weekend in Old Town Dayton.


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


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.


Restore Our College Campus Committee (ROCCC) will meet Monday at 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 55 W. Williams Ave. Agenda items will include an update on the SB 391 committee to study funding and governance of the state’s community colleges. Members are encouraged to attend and the public is always welcome.

Minnesotan receives life for holdup

A Minnesota man with 19 felony convictions, who moved to Fallon to attend his father’s funeral, landed a prison sentence Tuesday in District Court.

Probsts leave Fallon with mixed emotions

It was eerily quiet in his office as Dr. David Probst cleaned out his desk and packed boxes.

Nevada photographers honored

Four Nevada photographers, Janet Johnson of Denio, Gary Butler of Wellington, Linda Hammond of Fallon and Diane McAllister of Reno are being recognized by RANGE magazine for their work.

Rural campuses help boost WNC enrollment

Enrollment at both rural campuses of Western Nevada College has increased this fall, after six years of state budget cuts that drastically reduced programs and available classes.

Walk brings awareness to suicide prevention

A sea of walkers wearing purple T-shirts are hoping to make a difference in other people’s lives.

Shining star for middle school

New performance marks for Nevada’s public schools have been released with Churchill County Middle School earning a 4-Star rating.

Truckee sweeps past Lady Wave

The avalanche of mistakes started early and drowned the Fallon volleyball team Tuesday at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Wave, Devils ready to mix it up

Despite a pair of blowout wins, the Fallon football team’s offense has yet to hit its stride.

Boys XC takes 8th at North Tahoe

Nathan Schank had a solid performance at the North Tahoe Kiwanis Invitational last week.

High five

A flick here, a burst there and just like that, Fidel Enriquez tallied five goals.

BEHIND THE PLATE: DI-A football up for grabs already

Don’t be shocked if there’s a dogfight for the top playoff seed this year.

De Braga cleared to play

Frank de Braga hasn’t been able to do much on the gridiron since his brothers graduated.

WNC gets $1.5 million grant for tech training

Western Nevada College has been awarded a grant of $1,567,530 from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Obituary: Douglas Scott Kreck

Doug was born and raised in La Cañada, California on September 29, 1940 to Lillian and Weston Kreck. He passed peacefully and unexpectedly in his home on September 15, 2013.

‘Les Misérables’ production set for November in Carson

Nearly 60 performers have been selected for Western Nevada Musical Theatre Co.’s first production of Les Misérables in November.

Vegas puts 6-month hold on marijuana dispensaries

LAS VEGAS — The City of Las Vegas is putting a six-month moratorium on newly legal medical marijuana dispensaries.

Carson ends lengthy drought vs. Lancers

The year is 1988. The United States performs nuclear tests at Nevada test site, Margaret Thatcher becomes the longest serving prime minister in the century and Miami beats Oklahoma to win the national title in college football.

BAC, state Senate collaborate on art

Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center has joined the SENarts Partnership to exhibit local art works at Nevada’s Legislative Building, the state Senate and BAC announced Tuesday.

Adventure film festival to highlight extreme sports

Rock climbing the walls in Yosemite in less than 19 hours, wingsuit BASE jumping and mountain biking on dirt spines in China’s Gobi desert are a few of the films hitting the road in advance of Tahoe Film Festival 2013.

Live entertainment

Craig Fletcher and Terri Campillo will perform from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. today and Friday at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St.

CCAI exhibit starts Friday

Reno artist Ben Hoffman’s exhibit, “An Algebraic Lens,” will be on display from Friday through Jan. 23, 2014.

Carson dominates, wins 4th straight

For the first time all season, Carson High’s boys soccer team put its best lineup on the field, and it showed.

Solomon to get bulk of carries at RB

RENO — The revolving door that is the Nevada Wolf Pack backfield has taken yet another spin.

Manufacturing sector rebound likely isn’t near

Nevada lost 10,000 manufacturing jobs in the recession and has regained just 1,000, and it has dim prospects for a return to the peak soon, an industry spokesman said Tuesday. Ray Bacon, executive director of the Nevada Manufacturing Association, said peak manufacturing industry employment in the Silver State was 48,000 around 2005, but it dropped more than 20 percent.

Wednesday, September 18


The month of September will be an art lover’s delight at the Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios on Maine Street in Fallon.

Furlong seeking fourth term as sheriff in 2014

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong will seek re-election in 2014. He said the sheriff’s office has faced some significant events during this term in office — chief among them the shootings at IHOP. He said he thinks his leadership has enabled the department to meet those challenges “with efficiency and extreme effectiveness.”

License plate production spurs questions

The Legislative Counsel wants to know why Nevada’s 150th birthday plates are being made in Oregon, in violation of state law.

No. 5 Stanford gearing up to defend Pac-12 title

STANFORD, Calif. — Since Stanford won the Pac-12 Conference and the Rose Bowl last season, momentum has been building toward a few pivotal points on the schedule.

Obituary: Melissa “Missy” Nicole Anderson

A friend you could always count on for laughter, joy and her uplifting spirit. To know her was truly to love her. Please join family and friends for memories of her life on September 21 at 3 p.m. at the Crossroads Lounge.

Obituary: Lora Kalkwarf Lee

Lora was born on Oct. 30, 1927 in Circleville, KS and went to be with the Lord on Sep. 14, 2013 in Carson City, NV. She was a very “spirited” woman who loved many things. A long time member of the Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star, she volunteered many hours to their causes. As well she was a faithful volunteer at the Carson City Senior Center where she was on the board. Lora enjoyed playing Bridge, cooking, sewing and walking. But most of all she loved her family.

Obituary: Aglaee Del Carlo

1939 - 2013 Aglaee Del Carlo, 74, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Ohio. She was born in 1939 in Sacramento, California to parents, John and Josephine DuFresne.

Death Notice: Louise Ella Marie Withey

Louise Ella Marie Withey, 95 of Carson City, passed away on September 15, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Lionel L. Pomerleau

Lionel L. Pomerleau, 73 of Gardnerville, Nevada, passed away on September 14, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada (775) 783-9312.

Obituary: Perry Marshall Arnn

He was a writer, director, singer and of course my husband. He was my heart, my soul. . . Life will never be the same!

Mystery dinner show set for Oct. 5 at Governor’s Mansion

“Murder on the Lust Boat,” a mystery dinner show sponsored by the Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary and presented by the Proscenium Players, is set for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Nevada Room at the Governor’s Mansion. Doors open at 4.

The Graphics Factory now calls Carson City home

Todd Carl of The Graphics Factory views Carson City as his primary market, but ambition doesn’t stop there for the firm that moved here from Dayton six weeks ago. The three-year-old company, a family firm boasting 60-plus years of business lineage, added retail sales to what had basically been wholesaling of team uniforms, embroidered clothing, screen-printing items and the like. The firm moved to 1442 E. William St. into space formerly housing Blockbuster and Sierra Nevada Wine & Spirits.

CC Mitey Mites lose heartbreaker

The Carson City Mitey Mite football team dropped a close 7-6 decision to the Sparks Steelers on Saturday.

Healthy Daggs nets two in win

Josilyn Daggs believes she’s 100 percent healthy. That’s bad news for opposing Division I soccer teams.

Linda Marrone: Keep supporting locals after market’s end Saturday

Saturday is the last market of the season for the 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market. We’ve had a pretty good year. Picked up a few more Nevada farmers, some new non-profits and only a few problems that come with running a successful market. Oh, and don’t forget the smoke.

Cowee suffers high ankle sprain

Carson High’s Aaron Cowee, who left Friday’s win over McQueen in the second quarter with an ankle injury, will miss Friday’s non-league football game against North Valleys with what has been diagnosed as a high ankle sprain.

Dayton girls sweep Vikings

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Madi Foley finished with 14 kills and 13 digs to lead Dayton High’s volleyball team to a 25-16, 25-23 and 25-16 victory over South Lake Tahoe in a Division 1A volleyball match Tuesday night.

Tuesday, September 17

Fallon splits with Elko, Spartans

ELKO — The Fallon boys soccer team earned a split last weekend against Spring Creek on Friday and Elko on Saturday.

Lady Wave nets sweep

The Fallon’s girls soccer team is rolling. Next up is a match at 5 p.m. today at cross-valley rival Fernley.

Vikings pillage Wave tennis

The Fallon boys tennis team was nipped by South Tahoe last week, while the Lady Wave came up short against the Division I-A powerhouse.

RIDING THE PINE: Injuries may doom Wolf Pack’s season

First it was a knee injury to starter Cody Fajardo. On Tuesday, it was revealed backup junior Devin Combs suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee against Florida State, leaving redshirt freshman Tyler Stewart with the keys to the engine.

Fallon spikers go even on road trip

Fallon’s trip east last weekend resulted in a split against Elko and Spring Creek.

Local officials complain state control is too heavy

STATELINE — After listening to local government officials complain about a wide range of problems for more than two hours, Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin told his colleagues the problem is that the state has too much control over their finances and policies.

Shooting, arrest spurs bomb probe in rural Nevada

GOLDFIELD (AP) — Authorities in Nevada say one person was arrested and bomb technicians were summoned to check items found in a vehicle when the driver was arrested on U.S. 95 outside the historic Esmeralda County Courthouse.

Lawsuit questions access to roundups

RENO — The Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is using safety concerns as an excuse to limit media access to wild horse roundups across the West in violation of the First Amendment.

Death Notice: Lisa Ann Jerman

Lisa Ann Jerman, 50 of Spanish Springs, Sparks, NV, passed away on August 21, 2013 at her residence. John Sparks Memorial and Cremations was entrusted with arrangements, (775) 331-1112.

Death Notice: Michael Aquino

Michael Aquino, 62 of Carson City, passed away on September 12, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Marianna Hays

Marianna Hays, 85 of Carson City, passed away on September 12, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Monday, September 16

John R. Bullis: Rental owners must keep careful records of work

Peter Hofinga and his wife, Margaret Wong, lost their U.S. Tax Court case to deduct rental losses on their returns. They did not prove he spent 750 hours a year working on the real estate rental activities. They owned eight rental properties in 2006 and nine in 2007. They elected to treat all the rental properties as one activity for federal income tax purposes.

NAVY YARD MASSACRE: NAS Fallon remains ‘vigilant’ during shooting

Military and civilian personnel at Naval Air Station Fallon watched events unfold from Monday’s Washington Navy Yard shootings, but no additional security steps were taken, said base spokesman Zip Upham.

Training for health exchange positions starts Monday

Training begins Monday for the 180 people who have signed up to become “navigators” who will help people through the process of getting health care.

Raiders run to first win

OAKLAND — Darren McFadden ran for 129 yards and Oakland’s defense held Jacksonville out of the end zone until the closing minutes as the Raiders won their home opener.

Sunday, September 15

Churchill County Museum and Archive Autumn Lecture Series begins Tuesday

Northern Nevada’s rich diversity of culture and races will be the focus of the Churchill County Museum & Archive’s Autumn Lecture Series which begins on Sept. 17.

Tomahawked in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston was a show-stopper early and a spectator late — not a whole lot different from his first game.

Saturday, September 14

‘Les Misérables’ production set for November in Carson

Nearly 60 performers have been selected for Western Nevada Musical Theatre Co.’s first production of Les Misérables in November.

Business briefly: Dinner meeting to discuss LinkedIn is set

eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson Tahoe Chapter will discuss supporting business using LinkedIn at its monthly dinner from 5 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Hidden Valley Country Club, 3575 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Reno. Social media strategist Debbie Saviano will teach strategies of LinkedIn and discuss how it can be used as a resource for entrepreneurial growth and success.

Carson girls 5th at Nevada Union

GRASS VALLEY — Carson High’s varsity girls cross country team finished fifth at the Nevada Union Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Manogue no match for Carson

Carson High’s defense was so dominant Saturday afternoon that visiting Bishop Manogue failed to record a shot on goal the entire game.

Senators made a liar out of me

I walked by Carson quarterback Garrett Schafer about 90 minutes before kick-off on Friday and told him to make a liar out of me, and that’s exactly what the Senators did.

Dust Devils win first game

TRUCKEE — Dayton waited seven long years for this.

Obituary: Sarah Suzanne Landell

Beloved Wife, Sister and Aunt, long time Carson City resident Sarah Suzanne Landell, 64 passed away suddenly May 17, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno.

Death Notice: Mildred Marion Swiec

Mildred Marion Swiec, 85, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at home, Autumn Village II. She will be cremated. Ashes to be returned to Massachusetts.

Obituary: Robley Sinclair Hines

Robley “Bob” Hines passed away in his sleep on September 9, 2013. He died at his home in the arms of his wife.

Obituary: Brooks Christian Greenlee

Brooks Christian Greenlee, 24, of Carson City, died Monday evening, September 9th in Reno.

Obituary: William “Bill” Lee Roy DeBusk

Bill was born Sep. 21, 1935 to Roy Hubert and Martha Allene DeBusk in Sweetwater, TX where he was raised and graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1953. He passed peacefully with his family by his side Sep. 4th.

Program seeks to jump-start college savings

A new state program aims to give Nevada kindergarteners a jump start on saving for college. State Treasurer Kate Marshall said the pilot program will launch in October in the rural counties, setting up $50 college savings accounts for each kindergartner.

High-roller challenging casino markers law

LAS VEGAS — A California ice cream mogul who was convicted of four felonies for failure to pay $384,000 in casino IOUs is challenging a Nevada state law that lets Las Vegas Strip resorts turn to county prosecutors to collect unpaid gambling debts.

Wave of touchdowns

The dozen plays were all it took for the Greenwave to reach six touchdowns in the first half of a 53-7 win at South Tahoe High School. Most of that can be attributed to Fallon’s relentless kick and punt returns, but the common theme of Friday night was Fallon’s run game. No matter return or drive scenario, Fallon’s runners found holes to punch through.

Carson’s Tractor Supply opens Saturday

Carson City’s Tractor Supply opens to the public at 8 a.m. today, but some shoppers got a sneak preview during a soft opening Friday evening. Manager Patrick Henley stood near the front door, greeting new arrivals and answering questions. He’s a new arrival himself, having arrived in Carson City from Fresno about six weeks ago.

Dayton looks for its first win of season at Truckee

The biggest surprise in Week 2 in Division 1A football was Lowry’s 48-0 shellacking of perennial powerhouse Truckee last Saturday. It no doubt sent shockwaves throughout the high school football community.

Women drivers win at Tahoe-Fernley

It was a night for the record books at Reno-Tahoe Fernley’s 3/8 mile clay oval last Saturday, as women drivers won in both premier racing divisions.

Nevada is huge underdog at FSU

The Nevada Wolf Pack is heading to Doak Campbell Stadium to play the Florida State Seminoles with the purpose of winning a football game.

Reed’s air attack tops Tigers

MINDEN — Three long touchdown passes in the first quarter on Friday night put the Reed Raiders on track to a 48-28 victory at Keith Roman Field.

Dayton rolls past Lowry

The Dayton Dust Devils used a big serve to move to 17-1 on the season with a three-game sweep of Lowry on Friday. Dayton won 25-13, 25-12 and 25-19.

Friday, September 13

State health exchange bugs are being worked out

Programmers and administrators are working overtime to iron out kinks in Nevada’s online health insurance exchange system before it opens for enrollment in about two weeks.

Brooks has new lawyer; pretrial hearing delayed

LAS VEGAS — Trial has been delayed in California for Steven Brooks, the former Las Vegas-area lawmaker facing felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a high-speed freeway chase and fight with police the day he was expelled from the Nevada Assembly.

Bloated nuclear spending by U.S. comes under fire

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — At Los Alamos National Laboratory, a seven-year, $213 million upgrade to the security system that protects the lab’s most sensitive nuclear bomb-making facilities doesn’t work. Those same facilities, which sit atop a fault line, remain susceptible to collapse and dangerous radiation releases, despite millions more spent on improvement plans.

Lawmakers to local government officials: Pony up for state’s community colleges

STATELINE — Local government officials need to ante up if they want to save Nevada’s community colleges, a panel of lawmakers told them Thursday.

Seminoles’ Winston prepares for Pack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston doesn’t play like a redshirt freshman.

Carson rolls in 3 games

RENO — Carson High’s volleyball team evened its D-1 record to 1-1 with an easy 25-12, 25-17 and 25-10 win over Hug Thursday night.

Friday Fodder: Ault should have talked during ceremony

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Don’t worry, Nevada Wolf Pack football fans. At least you are not Savannah State.

Thursday, September 12

Obituary: Edwina Ruth Baker

Edwina Ruth Baker, age 70, longtime former Fallon resident, of Coupeville, WA, passed away at Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

Obituary: James Thomas Richardson

James Thomas Richardson most known by Tom Richardson passed away peacefully from natural causes on September 10, 2013 at Evergreen Mountain View Center in Carson City, Nevada. Tom had been a resident in Nevada for the past 6 ½ years, living most of them at his mobile home in Aspen Park located in Gardnerville, NV. The past few years he very much enjoyed sitting on his front porch and talking with any passing neighbor everyday throughout the year despite the weather.

Drive consistent

Fallon coach Brooke Hill needs his offense to work on sustaining drives.

Vaqueros sweep Lady Wave

Two familiar faces squared off Tuesday, and the result was a convincing sweep for the Fernley volleyball team. The Vaqueros, behind hitter Brooke Mattice, swatted their way past Fallon, 25-9, 25-21, 26-24, at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Tickets remain for Hot Buttered Rum at Churchill Arts Center

There are still some tickets available for the Hot Buttered Rum performance tomorrow night at the Art Center.

Are you an efficient investor?

Generally speaking, if you’re efficient at a particular task, you’ll get good results without wasting effort.

U.S. Navy disaster occurred 90 years ago

Men who go down to the sea in ships know full well the hazards of their profession, and this week marks the 90th anniversary of what military historians believe is the greatest peacetime loss of ships in the history of the United States Navy.

Co-op Extension hosts tour of alternative crop fields

(UNCE) — Jay Davison has been helping Nevada farmers experiment with alternative crops, such as grapes and teff for more than 15 years.

Receive the most out of Social Security retirement benefits

Too many people end up getting less than what’s due them from Social Security when they retire because they don’t know the rules and the real financial impacts, says independent retirement advisor Gary Marriage, Jr.

Mingay moves to AG’s Office in Washington

For eight years, Craig Mingay was a staple in the Churchill County District Attorney’s Office.

Fallon, other communities walk for suicide prevention

The seventh annual “Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope” will take place this weekend in many Nevada communities including Fallon.

This, that and everything else

Though I’ve mentioned it almost weekly in this column, it has come to my attention that many people are not aware of the garage sale that we will be having on Sept. 20–21. We would greatly appreciate it if the faithful readers of this column would spread the word. Fundraising events such as this truly help keep the shelter open. Imagine what it would be like if CAPS weren’t here.

Physicians cast wary eye on new insurance model

Innovative business models for physicians’ practices have proliferated over the last decade, from so-called Cadillac concierge services for the well-heeled to cash-only offices for the uninsured.

September is National College Savings Month

By keeping in line with National College Savings Month, the state treasurer’s office has worked with the Nevada College Savings Plan program manager to lower the required minimum amount to open an SSgA Upromise 529 college savings plan account from $250 to a mere $15, one of the lowest in the nation, announced Treasurer Kate Marshall.

Fallon man guilty of deadly weapon assault

A Fallon man pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court on an assault charge. Steve Gerry Shell, a self-proclaimed music producer, entered the plea to one count of assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an Aug. 20 incident.

Deadline Friday for free waterfowl youth hunt

Wetlandand Wings is the youth education division of the Friends of Stillwater NWR 501c 3 nonprofit group.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.

Ormat executive named state energy director

(AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has tapped Ormat Technologies executive Paul Thomsen to serve as director of the Nevada Office of Energy.

Obituary: Bryan Austin Niemi

Psalms 23 ..and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Beloved Austin Niemi went to be with the Lord on Sept. 6, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family.

Guard Emergency Management center lockdown lifted after report of intruder

The complex that includes the Nevada National Guard headquarters and Emergency Management operations center was locked down briefly Thursday after a report that an intruder had entered.

Pine Nuts Honoring a life well-lived

On Sunday, Toccata, the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, presented a musical tribute to Dr. Paul Guttman. Maestro James Rawie and his wife Nancy invited world renown violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn to honor Paul’s personal request for her to play Massenet’s “Meditation” in case of a memorial. She honored that request, and with Donna Axton in accompaniment, well, it was wondrous.

Cancer patients to benefit from Redneck Shindig

The second annual Redneck Shindig is to raise money for Shelly Hubbard and Skylar Cervantes to assist them in their cancer fights.

‘Bonanza Extravaganza’ dinner dance tickets on sale

Tickets are available for the 2013 “Bonanza Extravaganza” dinner dance at the 93rd annual Genoa Candy Dance Art, Crafts, & Food Faire.

Wednesday, September 11

Versatile Sobkiewicz key player for CHS

Stefan Sobkiewicz is your true blue-collar linebacker. He’s not flashy or loud. He quietly goes about his business, and when the game is over he always has seven or eight tackles in the boxscore.

Live entertainment

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

Senior Follies production this weekend

The annual Senior Follies, “Around the World in 80 Minutes,” shows three times this weekend. The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday and continues at 7 p.m. Saturday. A 2 p.m. matinee will take place on Sunday. All shows are at the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Comedy skit show set to aid Dayton community center

Misfits Theater Group will present a comedy skit show about historical Dayton at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Dayton Valley Community Center.

Polian: Fajardo must protect himself

RENO — Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo has something to prove to his head coach this week.

Carson boys rally in second half for win

RENO — Ryan Galvan scored two goals and Cristian Hernandez added one to lead Carson to a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Galena on Wednesday afternoon in a Sierra League boys soccer match.

Death Notice: Gilbert Carl Gilcher

Gilbert Carl Gilcher, 89 of Gardnerville, passed away on September 8, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Ellen Shafer

Ellen Lucille Shafer, nee Miller, of Carson City, NV formerly of Chicago, passed away July 31, 2013. Beloved wife of Stanley Shafer; loving mother of Michael and Matthew (Nichole) Shafer. Survived by sisters, Shirley, Josephine, Estelle Zaccaro, Linda, Salena and Vanessa Miller; and brothers, George, Charles, John, Keith, Dwight, and Donald Miller and James Roberts. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Myrtle Miller and brothers, Frank and David Miller. Fond Godmother and aunt of many.

Death Notice: Richard Allen Bell

Richard Allen Bell, 66 of Carson City, passed away on September 5, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Valorie Ann Shanahan

Valorie Ann Shanahan, 61 of Carson City, passed away on September 7, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Bryan “Austin” Niemi

Bryan “Austin” Niemi, 26 of Dayton, passed away on September 6, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Judith Carol Bohnsack

Judith Carol Bohnsack, 69 of Dayton, passed away on September 8, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Sue Ann (Palady) Madden

Sue Ann (Palady) Madden, January 4, 1940- September 6, 2013, went to Heaven in the morning with her children at her side, in Carson City, NV.

Obituary: Frank Charles Page

Frank C. Page passed away peacefully on September 8th after fighting valiantly against complications resulting from open-heart surgery. A remarkable husband and father, he was surrounded by his wife and children when God called him home.

Obituary: Velma Linnea Smerdon

Velma Linnea Smerdon, born 1924, Sept. 12th to Victor and Fanny Maki in Middle River, MN, whom had 11 children. Her family moved to a dairy farm in Esko, MN when she was 2 1/2 yrs old. She graduated from Esko High School in 1942 where she was involved in music, writing and was an editor of the school paper and yearbook. She married William Carl Smerdon of Duluth, MN in 1946, and they were together for 43 years until he passed away in 1989. They lived in MN for 40 years, and after retirement moved to Grants Pass, Oregon in 1986 to be closer to their children. In 2006 she moved to Fallon, NV to be closer to her daughter. She then became a member of the Oasis Community Church and Bible Study.

Obituary: Mary Margaret Slavich

Mary Margaret Slavich at the age of seventy-seven years old of Santa Clara, CA and Carson City, NV passed away August 31st, 2013 in Reno, NV. Mary was born of Henry and Alouise Kappert in Pittsburgh, PA on June 6th, 1936. She was married to Tony Slavich on October 2nd, 1960 and widowed on April 28th, 1978.

Sophomore sensation

Fallon sophomore Cameron Matzen outscored Wooster with a spectacular performance as the Greenwave rolled to a 62-12 win on Friday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Lady Wave wins Lassen Tournament

For the first time since Fallon dominated the state last decade, the Lady Wave volleyball team won a tournament after sweeping the competition in Northern California.

Holes apparent in Pack’s defense

With all the hype and hoopla surrounding Nevada’s 36-7 win over UC Davis at Chris Ault Field at Mackay Stadium, the Wolf Pack are still visibly a team in transition.

Reno boxer stable after brain injury

Reno boxer Carlos Gaytan is in stable condition after suffering head trauma during the sixth annual Fallon Fights on Aug. 24 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Dahl, Rams come out victorious

The NFL season began with a bang and many games were decided in the final minute.

Youth hunt applications due by Friday

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting its annual “Wetlands and Wings” youth waterfowl workshop and hunt on Saturday at Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Jabbour returns to Carson Station as GM

Bruce Jabbour has returned to the Carson Station Hotel & Casino as general manager. Guests know Jabbour as part of the management team that took over hotel and casino operations at Carson Station when it was purchased by Las Vegas-based 777 Gaming two years ago.

Muffy Vhay: Basil is an end-of-summer culinary treat

The Johnny’s seed catalogue lists 17 kinds of basil, from the classic Italian variety Genovese, large-leafed and pungent, to Dark Opal, an edible variety often used by florists. Burpee’s catalogue lists seven varieties, and the Kitchen Garden Seed catalogue from John Scheepers lists 10 basils, including lime, lemon and cinnamon scented varieties. There also are culinary basil garden collections from several seed and plant companies.

Punt, Pass & Kick scheduled for Sept. 28

Douglas County is sponsoring a Punt, Pass and Kick competition Sept. 28 at Stodick Park in Gardnerville starting at 10 a.m.

Galena outlasts Carson, 10-8

Sam Burketta and Kyle Kunz won all three of their doubles matches, but it wasn’t enough as Carson High’s boys tennis team fell to Galena 10-8 Tuesday afternoon at Carson High.

Nevada lawyer: Yucca Mountain nuclear dump plan nearly dead

Senior Deputy Attorney General Marta Adams told the Board of Examiners on Tuesday that the Yucca Mountain project is nearly dead, but she also requested more money for the law firm handling Nevada’s side of the fight to ensure it doesn’t happen.

Carson girls lose heartbreaker in 5

Carson High’s volleyball team couldn’t stand prosperity.

Tuesday, September 10

State reports additional cases of West Nile virus

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is reporting additional cases of West Nile virus are turning up in Nevada including Churchill County.

Over age 50? Make long-term plans before they are needed

The best time to make decisions regarding long-term care is well before it’s needed. An unexpected illness or injury may force you or a loved one into making hasty decisions.

Hanifan assumescommand

STEAD — Against the backdrop of Chinook helicopters and a huge formation consisting of soldiers representing every Army Guard unit in Nevada, one of the military’s oldest traditions ushered in on Saturday morning a new Commander of Army Guard for the Silver State.

TCID, FPST wrangle over water

A passionate discussion manifested into intense verbal sparring Monday at the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District’s monthly meeting.

Nevada Day Governor’s Banquet

The third annual Nevada Day Governor’s Banquet to launch the yearlong celebration of Nevada’s sesquicentennial is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Grand Sierra Resort’s Summit Pavilion. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Back pain causes you won’t hear about

Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” has never been more apt considering the millions of Americans who suffer from back pain.

School board meets Thursday

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees on Thursday will hold their first regularly scheduled meeting of September at the district administration office, 690 S. Maine St.

Freedom, strength, perpetual war

Twelve years ago today, the United States was attacked in a horrific act of terrorism. In response, we invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. We have been at war ever since. By the end of 2014, U.S. combat troops should be out of Afghanistan, ending 13 years of war. To fill this possible “peace void”, the right-wing has been looking for another war to get us into. It doesn’t seem to matter where; Egypt, Iran, Syria — any of those will do.

On to Mount Rushmore

The sign in the front window of Walls Drug Store, S.D., said, “Cowboy Orchestra, will play for parties, dances, mixers, clam bakes, shotgun weddings and political rallies.

Advice to Boomers: Feed your body better

Baby Boomers have the longest life expectancy of any generation thus far; they’re also believed to be the most active generation.

Americans growing tired of war

The cat-and-mouse game between the United States and Syria took an unusual turn on Monday.

New program helps with college loan repayment

Western Nevada College is rolling out a new program to help students stay on track to repay their college loans. This fall, WNC is launching a partnership with SALT — a nonprofit resource that helps students become more aware and empowered to navigate higher education financing, manage their loan debt, and gain insight into budgeting.

Nevada colleges face big backlog in maintenance

ELKO (AP) — Nevada’s colleges and universities are facing an expensive and expanding backlog in maintenance projects, a dilemma that has administrators grappling with how to pay for it.

Navy aviators assist civilian pilot

Three naval aviators assigned to Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) assisted a civilian pilot Thursday night in arriving safely to the Fallon Municipal Airport.

$3.5M added to state health exchange contract

Nevada authorized spending another $3.5 million Tuesday for a private contractor to meet work change orders needed as the state prepares to roll out its health insurance exchange in three weeks.

Chuck Muth: Gumby GOP hides behind Reagan shield

Conservative Republican candidates wear Ronald Reagan as a badge of honor. Moderate Republicans use him as a shield.

Comstock Mining chief airs views with Men’s Club

The Comstock Lode is still loaded and a parochial approach won’t help unlock the wealth there, the head of Comstock Mining Inc. said in Carson City on Monday. Corrado De Gasperis, Comstock president and CEO, spoke at the Men’s Club in Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, using what he called straight talk to share views on regulations, economics, preservation, restoration and why Nevadans should seize the day.

Monday, September 9

48K state jobless claims processed

Although Employment Security officials say 48,000 unemployment claims have now been processed through the division’s new insurance system, they conceded that some people haven’t received their checks yet.

John R. Bullis: Making sense of the ‘step up’

A special tax benefit to save future income taxes is the “Step Up in Tax Basis.” This happens when someone dies and leaves stocks, bonds, personal property and real estate to the heirs. For example, suppose Joe bought a stock for $1,000 years ago and still has it when he dies. If the fair-market value of that stock at death is $11,000, the tax basis in the hands of the heirs is $11,000.

Darcy Houghton: Beware of college-savings pitfalls

At a recent estate-planning council meeting, participants were discussing the best ways to save for college. Not surprisingly, some of the best college savings plans also had some negative impact on financial aid and income taxation and even added some estate-planning challenges. A short review of the plans follows:

Death Notice: Theresa Ann Butler

Theresa Ann Butler, 66 of Wellington, Nevada, passed away on August 31, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations, Gardnerville, Nevada.

Obituary: Jacqueline Delores Haynes House

Jacqueline Delores Haynes House, 83, passed away September 5, 2013. Jackie, as everyone called her, was born in Portland, OR on August 25, 1930 to Frank Haynes and Arleta Bell Haynes.

A new dawn: Guardsmen run to remember comrades killed in IHOP shootings

A ribbon of crimson appeared on the horizon, signaling that a new day was beginning and the lingering darkness would slowly fade.

Lady Wave 6th after 2 tourneys

After two tournaments, the Fallon girls golf team sits in sixth place in the Northern Division I-A team standings.

Obituary: Kim Colleen Kay

Kim Colleen Kay died, peacefully in her sleep, on May 29, 2013 from complications with high blood pressure (Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease).

Death Notice: Patricia Lane Parry

Patricia Lane Parry, 73 of Silver Springs, passed away on September 5, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Alberta Alice Fitzsimmons

Alberta Alice Fitzsimmons, 87 of Carson City, passed away on September 3, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Millicent Buonamici

Millicent Buonamici, 92, passed away September 4, 2013 at her home in Carson City, NV. She was born August 1, 1921 in Norton, KS to William and Alma McDaniel. Millicent has been a resident of Carson City, NV since 1943. She was active in the local Republican party, also a charter member and one of the founders of the Soroptomist Club in Carson City. She was also active in the Girl Scouts.

Death Notice: Alan Bruce Miller

Alan Bruce Miller, 82 of Truckee, passed away on September 3, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Audrey Anne Best

Audrey Anne Best, 84 of Carson City, passed away on August 31, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: William Howard Hill

William Howard Hill, 68 of Carson City, passed away September 4, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Joy Lee Sharp

Joy Lee Sharp, 95 of Carson City, passed away on September 5, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Elmer Johnson

Elmer Johnson, 93 of Gardnerville, passed away on August 30, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Paul Edward Fiorillo, Sr.

Paul Edward Fiorillo Sr., 85, from Carson City, Nevada, passed away on August 31, 2013. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is entrusted with the arrangements.

Death Notice: Celia A. Lavelle

Celia A. Lavelle, 76 of Minden, passed away on September 7, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Sunday, September 8

Pack pounds Davis for Polian’s first win

RENO — Brian Polian is now just 232 victories behind Chris Ault.

Former Nevada superintendent of education has new job

Rorie Fitzpatrick, who served as interim Nevada superintendent of education through the 2013 Legislature, has been hired by WestEd in San Francisco.

Carson girls place second

SPARKS — Carson High’s girls cross country team placed second to Douglas at Saturday’s Twilight Invitational at Shadow Mountain Park.

Split decision for Senators

RENO — Carson High’s soccer team fired the first salvo, but Hug won the battle.

Time out with Kiahna Pimental

School: Carson High Year: Senior Sport: Soccer

Raiders, Colts taking different paths in opener

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck went from No. 1 overall pick to playoff starter in one season.

Packers look to slow down Kaepernick

SAN FRANCISCO — Clay Matthews and the Green Bay defense spent a good chunk of the offseason focused on figuring out how to stop the read option and defend mobile quarterbacks like San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick.

North Valleys looking to move down a level

Next month, North Valleys High School will go before the NIAA and petition to move down to 1A for all sports.

Business licenses

Following is a list of business licenses filed in Carson City in August. Agency 36 LLC, 108 W. Telegraph St., online business, Agency 36 LLC, owner, 775-220-0608. All Heating & Air LLC, out-of-town business, Reno, All Heating & Air LLC, owner, 775-826-7730.

Saturday, September 7

Obituary: Evelyn Jeanette (Jan) Ernst

Evelyn Jeanette (Jan) Ernst, a long time resident of Carson Valley, passed on August 31, 2013, age 82. She was born in Newman, Illinois, July 12, 1931, to Charles and Josephine (Overman) Benefiel.

Wildfire centers in Nevada, Utah to consolidate

RENO (AP) — Wildfire coordination centers in Reno and Salt Lake City will merge and operate out of a new facility in Utah.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office to receive 2014 Harley-Davidson FLH Touring Police motorcycle

Sgt. Mike Cullen and Deputy Joey Trotter have recently returned to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office after attending motorcycle maneuverability and precision riding skills training and competition in Milwaukee, Wisc.

State gets $6M for Victims of Crime program

The federal Justice Department has awarded Nevada just over $6 million for the Victims of Crime program.

Pack defense needs to step up against Aggies

RENO — Brian Polian didn’t ask much of his Nevada Wolf Pack football team going into its season-opening game at UCLA last Saturday night.

Highlanders blank Wave in opener

A chippy start led to an ejection and an opening season loss for the Fallon boys soccer team.

Fallon holds off tough Incline club

Well, more numbers at least as the Fallon girls soccer team opened its home slate with a 3-2 win over Incline on Wednesday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Fallon, Wooster ready to tangle in league opener

The day has come, hopefully, for the Fallon football team to crack the pads.

Football preview: Fernley aims for repeat success

Nevertheless, the Fernley football team is once again ready to crash the postseason party. The Vaqueros stunned the state last season with an improbable 7-0 win at Truckee to snap the Wolverines’ 41-game winning streak. After that win, though, Fernley lost four straight including a 47-13 loss at the hands of Truckee in the playoffs.

Tigers get by Yerington in 5 games

MINDEN — Some heads-up play at crunch time Tuesday night helped the Douglas High volleyball team pull out a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Yerington.

Dayton last at first 1A golf tourney

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Under slightly smoky skies, the Lowry, Elko and Fernley girls golf teams picked up right where they left off last season at the South Lake Tahoe season opener on Wednesday.

Fast start, slow finish

RENO — Carson High got a break early when Joey Thurman shook off a poor tackle attempt by Reno’s Matt Young and raced 81 yards for a touchdown to give the Senators a quick 10-0 lead 8 1/2 minutes into Friday’s game.

Dayton runs out of gas in 4th quarter

DAYTON — It was a tale of two halves for the Dayton Dust Devils against Spring Creek on Friday.

Friday, September 6

Roger Diez: Carson City’s Mackena Bell ties best finish on the season

Carson City’s Mackena Bell ran the best race of her NASCAR K&N Pro Series East career on Labor Day at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

Douglas fights, McQueen finishes in a 40-14 victory

RENO — Big plays were the difference Friday night for the McQueen High football team in its 40-14 victory against Douglas.

Remedy’s remedies Toads’ image problems under new ownership

The story of Remedy’s Bar, which soon celebrates a year under that name and new ownership by two women, sounds a bit like the tale of the princess and the frog. But in this case, it’s the frog’s kissin’ cousin, the toad. Remedy’s, at 306 E. William St., used to be called Toads in Carson City. The new owners, Lisa Tucker and Megan Torres, picked up the bar after Toads had problems with repeat trouble and police calls there, and was closed.

Carson City District Attorney Rombardo won’t seek third term

District Attorney Neil Rombardo isn’t running for a third term.

Sheriff confirms investigation involving Carson City counseling center

Sheriff Ken Furlong confirmed there is an investigation involving allegations of improper activities at a Carson City counseling center.

Phone lines help Nevadans filing weekly jobless claims

Nevada has added two phone lines for people to file weekly jobless benefit claims as the state tries to bring a new computer system online.

New license plates fund rural airports

A new Nevada license plate goes on sale Monday, with proceeds benefiting rural airports.

Carson tennis squads drop openers

Visiting Bishop Manogue rolled to a 13-5 season-opening win over Carson on Thursday afternoon at CHS.

Expect route when Pack battle Aggies

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The UC Davis Aggies are an awful football team. They aren’t even competitive in the Football Championship Sub-division (Division I-AA). The Aggies lost to a South Dakota team last week that won just one game all of last season.

Dust Devils ready to tackle Spring Creek

It’s been a new experience for Dayton High’s football team this week — outside practices.

Thursday, September 5

Death Notice: Virginia Williams

Virginia Williams, 73, passed away August 27, 2013 in Fallon. Arrangements are in the care of Smith Family Funeral Home.

Consignments being accepted for 2014 Bull Sale

The Sale Committee for the Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale has begun accepting consignments for the 2014 Sale. The 2014 Sale will be held on Feb. 15, and will mark the 48th anniversary of the sale.

Farmers, ranchers turn heat up on the U.S. Congress

Through phone calls, emails, social media, in-district meetings, farm tours, town hall meetings and other events, farmers and ranchers used Congress’ August recess to “Bring the Heat” to lawmakers on three key issues: The farm bill, ag labor reform and waterways infrastructure.


Western Nevada College Fallon is offering several interesting non-credit courses this fall through its Community Education Division. The courses are designed to enrich the cultural, social and recreational life of our community. Course details, fees and registration information are available at — click on Continuing Education Class Schedule & Registration.

A & E briefs

The month of September will be an art lover’s delight at the Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios on Maine Street in Fallon.

The results of our public managers

For what seems like forever we have suffered from the smoke of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park. On the way back from eastern Nevada earlier, I stopped at the Trinity rest stop. I was asked there by a Burner (Burning Man attendee, for clarification) what was causing the smoke. My response was, “Two years of drought and about 40 years of mismanagement.”

It’s about the control ... right?

After a ruining a couple of marriages and years of frustrating my kids, friends and co-workers, I’m finally ready to admit that I’m a control freak. I hate being controlled and it freaks me out when I even think that anyone is trying to control me. That’s what a control freak is … right?

Consider your investment strategy

Fall is almost officially here — and if you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering how summer went by so fast. Those trips to the lake or the beach are fading in memory now, giving way to helping kids with homework, raking leaves and the other rites of autumn. And just as your day-to-day tasks change with the seasons, so, too, will your money management and investment activities at different phases of your life.

Senior Menus

Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.

Redneck Shindig to raise money for cancer patients

The second annual Redneck Shindig is to raise money for Shelly Hubbard and Skylar Cervantes to assist them in their cancer fights. The Redneck Shindig is Sept. 28 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, and it will have a Redneck Ramble-costumed 5K run/walk. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m.

Californian gets 5-year sentence

A California man was sentenced Tuesday in District Court up to five years in prison on a drug charge.

Gas prices drop in Nevada

Average retail gasoline prices in Nevada have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon earlier this week, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,130 gas outlets in Nevada.

City honors 9/11

Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. is very passionate about Sept. 11 and what it symbolizes.

Commissioners award donation for ‘shindig’ event

After some discussion pertaining to giving donations to civic causes, the Churchill County Commissioners pared down a request from the Cancer Warriors for Central Nevada and gave the organization $1,000 for its Redneck Shindig, an event to raise money to assist cancer victims.


One of the West Coast’s top chefs, Ryan Scott, serves up some local flavor during the fifth annual Tractors & Truffles farm-to-table dinner on Sept. 14 in Fallon.

Deadman’s Creek Trail offers pristine look at oasis

One of the lesser known gems at Washoe Lake State Park, located about 10 miles north of Carson City, is Deadman’s Creek Trail.

BEHIND THE PLATE: 49ers get it done this year

Seven months later, the final play of the Super Bowl still causes headaches and frustration. Oh so close.

Pack aim to rebound against UC Davis

Brian Polian didn’t ask much of his Nevada Wolf Pack football team going into its season-opening game at UCLA last Saturday night.

Lewis takes reins at Miles CC

After playing four sports at Fallon and then starring for Rocky Mountain College, Liz Lewis received her first head coaching assignment. Lewis, who had assistant coaching stints at Rocky Mountain, Central Washington University and Montana State University-Northern, became last month the head women’s coach at Miles Community College in Miles City, Mont.

Mauga begins NFL season on IR

If you want to see Josh Mauga running on the field this Sunday, you will need to run down to the store and pick up the new Madden video game.

Lady Wave 6th, Fernley 3rd at golf tourney

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Under slightly smoky skies, the Lowry, Elko and Fernley girls golf teams picked up right where they left off last season at the South Lake Tahoe season opener on Wednesday.

V&T fundraiser slated for October

The year’s major fundraiser for Empowered Lives through the Cancer Journey, which is housed at the Sierra Nevada Cancer Center, is set 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the F Street Station in Virginia City.

John Ensign opens Vegas animal hospital

LAS VEGAS — Two years after resigning from Congress amid an ethics probe involving his affair with a former campaign staffer, former U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada is opening a luxury animal hospital in Las Vegas.

Seminar could lead to hospitality degree at WNC

A career seminar at the Carson Valley Inn Wednesday marks what its sponsors hope could be the genesis of a new degree program for workers in the hospitality industry.

Pine Nuts: Twain bookstore helped ease Sam into 21st century

Tell me it ain’t so, Joe! Virginia City’s pride and joy, the Mark Twain Bookstore, is closing her doors. Joe and Ellie Curtis have been keeping Mark Twain’s Comstock presence green for several decades, and Joe’s mom, Paula, watered that plant with the Mark Twain Museum before the Mark Twain Bookstore was born.

Empowered Lives V&T fundraiser is Oct. 19

The year’s major fundraiser for Empowered Lives through the Cancer Journey, which is housed at the Sierra Nevada Cancer Center, is set 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the F Street Station in Virginia City.

Rain Makers

For Rain Makers Inc., gruesome wildfires such as California’s Rim fire serve as a grim reminder that Mother Nature may be the start-up’s best salesperson. The Washoe Valley-based company has developed a fire-protection system for homes and other buildings. Founder Floyd Heaton modestly calls it a “glorified sprinkler

Nevada’s Obamacare preparation is lagging significantly

With less than four weeks left before customers show up seeking health insurance under so-called Obamacare, only one of the more than 100 “navigators” who will help them through enrollment has been certified, the head of the Silver State Health Exchange said.

Shine is a bright light in CHS varsity debut

If Nolan Shine was nervous about his first varsity football start, he didn’t show it. Shine, who missed spring ball because of a knee injury, finished with a team-leading 13 tackles and was the defense’s brightest light in the Carson Senators’ 23-13 season-opening win over Hug last Saturday in Lovelock

‘Murder on the Lust Boat’ mystery dinner show Oct. 5 at Governor’s Mansion

Proscenium Players will present “Murder on the Lust Boat” mystery dinner show about a romantic cruise that gets interrupted by a murder at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Nevada Room at the Governor’s Mansion.

Ault to have field named after him on Saturday

RENO — Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo has a favorite memory of Chris Ault that quickly comes to mind.

Rep. Grijalva calls BLM’s horse policy ‘broken’

PALOMINO VALLEY — The top Democrat on a congressional subcommittee on public lands said Wednesday that he wants to work with well-meaning U.S. land managers to overcome decades of mismanagement of wild horses and fix outdated, “broken” roundup policies he says prioritize livestock over mustangs.

Capitol Police sued over alleged mistreatment of female officer

Capitol Police Officer Alice Valdez accuses several fellow officers of discriminatory, hostile and inappropriate conduct toward her in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Carson district court.

Live entertainment

Atomika will perform at 6 p.m. today and at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Wednesday, September 4

Remember MeJoe Brindle

Murder -- such a terrible act -- and yet we try to live with this each and every day - we all love you and miss you so much. Our hearts are heavy and full of tears as this day passes before us. We know you will always be with us as we travel into an unknown future. We send you all our love, light, hugs and kisses. Miss you so very much.

Obituary: Marilyn Carey Potter

July 9, 1934 - August 28, 2013 Marilyn Carey Potter passed away peacefully on August 28, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada after a long illness. She was 79 years old.

Obituary: Frances Lucy Hyne

August 21, 1925 - August 31, 2013 Frances Lucy Hyne passed away peacefully in Reno on August 31, 2013.

Determining Rim fire’s cause could take months

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday.

Marshall gets endorsements for secretary of state

Kate Marshall is picking up some early endorsements in her campaign for secretary of state, a move that could discourage other Democrats from entering the race.

Nevada jobless benefits delayed by system upgrade

CARSON CITY — Installation of a new computer system is causing delays in the ability of Nevadans to file weekly unemployment claims and receive benefits.

Soccer games postponed

Carson High’s home soccer match Wednesday night was postponed because of poor air quality. The games are expected to be made up at a later date.

As Carson grows, so does 50-year-old business

Artistic Fence, a family-owned business that began in Carson City, turned 50 this month and now boasts three Nevada locations. Donn and Linda Simon started the business, which installs residential and commercial fencing, on Aug. 20, 1963, at 2152 N. Carson St. Back then, the state’s capital city had a population of 5,000 and the couple had young children.

After long run, Ranch House set to close Sept. 11

Bittersweet doesn’t quite cover the emotions Skip Thurman feels about closing Thurman’s Ranch House bar and restaurant on Sept. 11. But it comes close.

Hello, Wall Drug Store

My son Doug is helping me with my tribute to our trip across the country from Pennsylvania in 1964. Remembering which state is next to another state gets a little confusing. I do know that taking your family away from everything familiar and jumping feet first into a new life wasn’t easy.

Blessed are the parasites

“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you. And shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad; for great is your reward in heaven.” Matthew 5:3,11-12.

A constant reminderfor 9/11

In one week, our country’s residents will observe the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, a day etched in so many people’s minds when terrorists hijacked four jet airlines and crashed two of them into the World Trade Center and the other into the Pentagon.

National group recognizes state Controller Kim Wallin

State Controller Kim Wallin has been recognized by a national organization for her efforts on government financial management and accountability.

Vegas businessman seeks Assembly seat

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas businessman says he’s running for the Nevada Assembly.

30th Tahoe golf tournament set for Oct. 14

The 20th annual Boys & Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe Golf Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 14 at Edgewood Golf Club.

Jazz, poetry coming to Comma Coffee courtyard

The Mile High Jazz Band, vocalist Sheryl Adams and several poets and readers are set to appear at Comma Coffee on Tuesday evening.

Hart: Pavlova — it’s the berries! And naturally gluten-free

“The right to happiness is fundamental.” — Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina

Tuesday, September 3

Obituary: Lois Louise Hoffman

June 28, 1926 - Aug. 29, 2013 Lois Louise Nickerson Hoffman, age 87, passed away peacefully on Aug 29, 2013 in Elko, Nevada from Alzheimer’s disease. Born June 28, 1926 in Auburn, California to Albert Franklin Nickerson and Fannie Vaskti Enos.

Obituary: Earl “Bud” Kilgore

Earl “Bud” Kilgore a long time resident of Carson City passed away at home at the age of 81, August 23, 2013.

Death Notice: Joseph Anthony Longo

Joseph Anthony Longo, 61, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on August 27, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada.

Obituary: William J. LaBadie

Nov. 26, 1927 - Aug. 25, 2013 William J. LaBadie was born November 26, 1927 in Ottowa, Ohio to parents, Nina and Lawrence LaBadie.

Thank You

The family of Worth Borda would like to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, words of encouragement, prayers, contributions and kind thoughts during the loss of one so dear to our hearts. Your thoughtfulness was very comforting.

Obituary: Martha Sue Glover

Martha Sue Glover, eighty years old passed away peacefully in her sleep at the home of her daughter in Lewiston, California. Martha joined her husband, son, mother and father in Heaven on August 29th, 2013.

Death Notice: James J. Walters

James J. Walters, 71, passed away August 29, 2013 in Silver Springs, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Taxable sales hurt by tax abatements

Nevada’s June taxable sales were up 1.2 percent compared with the same month of 2012, finishing the fiscal year 5.2 percent ahead of the previous year.

Nevada gaming win down in July as Baccarat slumps

Despite raking in the second-highest monthly total of this calendar year, Nevada casinos won 8 percent less in July than in the same month a year ago.

Navy prepares to face new challenges

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has directed the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy/Deputy Chief Management Officer (DUSN/DCMO) to begin a comprehensive assessment of the business challenges facing the Navy and Marine Corps.

Lower cholesterol with easy lifestyle changes

Maintaining a healthy cholesterol level is an important part of good health. While many Americans try to keep their cholesterol in check, some take medication to improve it. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one in four American adults currently take statin medications to help reduce their cholesterol levels.

Healthy road-trip meal tips

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

Commissioners hold first meeting of September on Thursday

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

Drive to raise money for breast cancer research begins

The annual effort by thousands of runners and walkers to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight breast cancer is again underway in Northern Nevada.

Heller cautious about U.S. strike against Syria

Nevada U.S. Senator Dean Heller, like many members of Congress and the American public, is taking a “wait and see” attitude toward President Barack Obama’s call for a U.S. military strike against Syria.

FAA may announce plans for drone testing in Nevada

The Federal Aviation Administration will announce “soon” if Naval Air Station Fallon and two Southern Nevada Air Force bases will be incorporated into a multi-service center for development and testing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said here Monday.

Nevada delegation undecided on Syria

Members of Nevada’s congressional delegation were noncommittal Tuesday on whether they will support President Barack Obama’s call for military action in Syria.

Chuck Muth: Sandoval already had his mind made up on tax increase

Anjeanette Damon of the Las Vegas Sun recently obtained emails showing that a troika of lobbyists/power-brokers overruled Gov. Brian Sandoval’s (R&R-Partners) senior staff on one of the governor’s numerous betrayals of his “no tax hikes” pledge. This outrageous story shows that not only are Sandoval’s promises empty, so is his suit.

Obituary: Lawrence Norman Harlin

Larry Harlin, 66 resided in Minden N.V died Thursday August 15th 2013. Larry was a loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his son Brian Harlin, daughter Heather Mathews and three grandchildren. Larry is

Football preview: Wave have sights on league title

When injuries wounded the offense depth became an issue, but this year’s Greenwave team is out to make sure last season’s collapse doesn’t happen again.

Obituary: Peggy J. Carl

Peggy was loved by all who knew her and will truly be missed. She is survived by her loving husband Roger Carl

Obituary: Gerald J. Doran Sr.

Gerald J. Doran, Sr., long time resident of Carson City, passed away peacefully Friday, August 23, 2013 at Carson Tahoe Hospital at the age of 90. He is survived by Elizabeth (Betty) Doran, his wife of 64 years, son and daughter-in-law Gerald (Jerry) and Jeannette Doran of Carson City, daughter and son-in-law Janice and Ghulam Abbas of Dallas, TX, and cousin Robert Williams of Dayton, NV.

Game, set, mud

As the Canaloupe Festival was rocking, just to the east more than a dozen volleyball teams slopped around in the mud at the fairgrounds.

Have a healthy belief in your ability to excel

Fall is in the air and as the summer winds down, it’s typical to see gym attendance jump up. That’s a wonderful thing. It marks a season of change. Kids are back in school, schedules are back to normal, the weather begins to change, the days get shorter and everyone gets the bug to lose the weight they’ve gained during another carefree summer. Fabulous! It’s time once again to make a decision to throw out old habits and get ready to change.

Fallon soccer teams ready to open season

Smoke conditions are still fluid, but the Fallon soccer teams, as of Tuesday, are scheduled to open the regular season today against Incline at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Football preview: Elko looks to bounce back with juniors

The Elko football program is out to prove last year was an anomaly, a hiccup, an aberration.

Football preview: Spartans aim for improvement

Last season, the Spring Creek football team faced the tall task of replacing an army of graduating seniors. This year, coach Joel Jund hopes his players learned from the challenge.

Football preview: Sparks retools for new season

The 2012 prep football season seemed like a long one for the Sparks Railroaders. Winless campaigns sure feel that way.

Obituary: Luetta Dressler Bergevin

Luetta (Lue) Dressler Bergevin passed away peacefully on the morning of August 24,2013, surrounded by her family. She was 91. Her husband, Louis, Carson Valley rancher and long-time state

Football preview: Buckaroos have sights on a state championship

WINNEMUCCA — There is a saying that things happen in threes. Unfortunately for the Lowry High School football team, it has experienced three consecutive losses to Moapa Valley in the Division I-A state semifinals in the small farming town of Overton.

Football preview: Wooster slowly rebuilds program

Time keeps distancing the Wooster football team from what the Colts did in Northern Nevada a generation ago.

Obituary: Tom P. Friend

November 5, 1945 - August 19, 2013 Tom moved to Carson City in 1961 from Gold Beach Oregon. His career was with Carson City Fire Department, from 1969 to 1998. He enjoyed camping with his friends and family.

Football preview: Champs carry torch into post-Shaffer era

TRUCKEE — With four consecutive state championships comes high expectations.

Football preview: Vikings plan to start strong in league

The Vikings plan on picking up right where they left off last year.

Obituary: Bernhard “Barney” Dehl

Bernhard “Barney” Randolph Dehl passed away in Carson City, Nevada, on August 27, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born in Manhattan, New York City to German immigrants, father, Arthur Paul Bernhard Dehl and mother, Johanna Henriette Mielchen Koester. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Billy Logas, and sister Eleanore Logas Fanire Linquist. He is survived by his wife, Annie Ruth Crowson Dehl, his four daughters Bernice Schroer (Bradley), Darlene Loff (Scott), Diane Olvera (Mike) and Peggy Dehl (Kevin Widener), one sister, Joany Legg (John), one cousin Fred Koester, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

State struggles with how to recoup overpayment to employee

State officials are struggling to decide how to collect about $1,000 from an employee who was working while she was supposed to be on furlough last year.

Nevada Guard, vRide join up to cut commute costs

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Brooks had a simple reason for starting the van pool system that now transports more than 40 soldiers and airmen from Stead, Reno, Fernley and Carson City on their daily commute.

Young-adult employment low in state, group reports

Dismal job prospects leave young Americans uncertain about their economic futures, and the unemployment rate among them in Nevada exceeds the national rate, according to the national group Young Invincibles. “In Nevada, the outlook is bleak,” the group said in a news release, citing joblessness at 17.1 percent for young-adult Nevadans, while those in the same category nationally face a rate of 15.6 percent.

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Sandoval tells small business operators they are key to Nevada’s recovery

RENO — Small businesses are the backbone of Nevada’s economy, providing more than half the jobs in the state, Gov. Brian Sandoval told more than 500 people at the annual Governor’s Conference on Small Business.

Collaboration brought can manufacturer to TRIC

Collaboration between the Governor’s Office on Economic Development, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and commercial brokerage NAI Alliance was instrumental in Ardagh Group’s decision to open a can manufacturing facility in Northern Nevada.

Obamacare confusion is evident at business forum

RENO — Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow asked an audience of about 300 at the Grand Sierra Resort how many had known nothing about the Affordable Care Act when they walked into the room. More than half the attendees’ hands went up.

Schafer, defense key opening win

LOVELOCK — Carson football coach Blair Roman didn’t mince any words.

Dayton makes it two straight at Lowry

WINNEMUCCA — Dayton High’s volleyball team defended its championship at the Lowry Invitational with a 25-18, 25-15 and 25-16 win over Elko on Saturday.

Bruins spoil Polian’s debut

PASADENA, Calif. — Brett Hundley passed for 274 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two more scores, leading No. 21 UCLA’s second-half surge to a 58-20 victory over Nevada on Saturday night.

Raiders enter Year 2 of rebuilding

OAKLAND, Calif. — Reggie McKenzie has spent most of his first two years as Oakland Raiders general manager tearing down a team mired in years of struggles.

Niners only seeking championship

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Harbaugh recently went back to reread Colin Kaepernick’s goal sheet from 2012.

Mooney joins staff at Greater Nevada C.U.

Teresa Mooney has joined Greater Nevada Credit Union as vice president of people. The newly created position is focused on building a strong internal culture. Mooney’s responsibilities include overseeing human resources, as well as staff training and development.