Stories for April 2014


Wednesday, April 30

Celtic rock band to play in Minden

The San Francisco-based Celtic rock band Tempest will bring its Irish roots and reels and Scottish and Scandinavian ballad-laced tunes to Minden’s CVIC Hall at 7 p.m. May 9.

NVE talks of predictable, stable rates

NV Energy ratepayers should look forward to “predictable, stable rates” from a disciplined company, the president told a Carson Çity audience Wednesday. Paul Caudill, who took over NVE leadership from the retiring Michael Yackira in the aftermath of a Dec. 19 merger, also told local and state office holders, bureaucrats, people with nonprofits and business representatives that the firm that purchased NVE and merged it into a family of energy companies has extensive experience in renewable energy opportunities.

‘Chicago’ presented at Carson community center

The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company will present the Broadway blockbuster “Chicago” on weekends May 9-18 at the Carson City Community Center.

Admiral Lewis leaves Fallon

Rear Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis leaned back in a chair at his conference table, searching for the right words to say about is command time in Fallon.


Relay for Life The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer. If you would like to help Finish the Fight against Cancer, call Lacey Lehman at 310-889-55055 or Peach Sims at 334-868-3300.


Glen McAdoo’s article of April 14 states, “They can’t handle the truth,” blasting Tea Party people for their beliefs, He then laments negative reactions he receives. Whenever I respond to McAdoo, I’ve always been respectful, using facts to back my statements, avoiding ad hominem attacks. Perhaps McAdoo should do the same?

Tahoe diver discovers missing Japanese mega-submarine off coast of Hawaii

WAIMANOLO, Hawaii – As a teenager, Terry Kerby SCUBA dived and fished the waters of Lake Tahoe for crawdads, those hard-shelled crustaceans resembling lobsters that have wicked-looking, claw-like hands and five pairs of legs.

CCSD: More budget cuts?

Although the Churchill County School Board already decided on budget cuts, a possible riffing was still on the table at their Thursday night meeting.

It’s in the packaging of the message

Beware of the slick packaging for a bill that will appear on the November ballot in Nevada.

Nathanie Vezina

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Nathaniel T. Vezina graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.


The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during March 2014.

Burton tabbed WNC interim president into June 2016

The Board of Regents appointed on Friday Chester “Chet” Burton as the interim president of Western Nevada College through June 30, 2016.

Common Core standards are dredging up fears

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s efforts to adopt new education standards are being roundly applauded by educators and business leaders but drawing the scorn of some parents who say the initiative is too radical.

County meeting Thursday

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

Hidden Cave tours resume

The Bureau of Land Management and the Churchill County Museum have resumed regularly scheduled Hidden Cave tours.


Murder. Corruption. Greed. Fame. And all that jazz. The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, “Chicago,” to Northern Nevada on weekends, May 9-18.

Blueberg’s power spree continues in Carson loss

The past seven games haven’t been good ones for the Carson High baseball team. The team has posted a 2-5 record in those games, including a 7-3 loss to Bishop Manogue on Tuesday night at Ron McNutt Field.

Comstock Mining reports Q1 results

VIRGINIA CITY — Comstock Mining cut quarterly losses by $2 million compared with last year’s first quarter and increased shipments markedly, the mining firm reported Tuesday. The company said the net loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $3.8 million, down from $5.8 million in the same quarter of 2013, while both gold and silver shipments zoomed. Shipmemts of gold in the first quarter totaled 4,546 ounces, which compared with 2,261 in that quarter last year. Silver shipments hit 49,292 ounces in the January-March quarter this year, compared with 15,599 in those three months of 2013.

Kafoury Armstrong rehired by lawmakers as state auditor

The Legislative Audit Subcommittee has picked the Reno accounting firm of Kafoury Armstrong for another four-year contract to handle the single Audit of federal funds — a job the firm has done for the past 20 years.

Tuesday, April 29

Manogue overpowers CHS; Shadle no-hits Vikes

Three was the key number in Tuesday’s Carson-Bishop Manogue softball game. The Miners scored three runs in each of the first three innings en route to a 10-4 win over the Senators at Carson High School.

Chuck Muth: GOP made the right call on gay marriage stance

Bravo to delegates of the 2014 Nevada Republican Party convention for having both the courage and foresight to remove the gay marriage issue from the party’s official platform. I suspect Ronald Reagan would have approved.

Endacott honored

When it comes to team-bonding exercises, most kids choose to spend a night at the movies, go mini-golfing or catching waves at Lake Tahoe.

Greenwave wins series against Dayton

The Greenwave baseball team succeeded in avoiding the first of two trap series as it inches closer to a showdown with second-place South Tahoe in two weeks.

Brain dead and booking agent don’t mix

When your booking agent has a lack of brain cells and organizational skills, it makes for an interesting and challenging two weeks travelling throughout Colombia.

Dust Devils take down Fallon

After seeing what Dayton’s ace has to offer, the Lady Wave softball team looks to benefit from the softer portion of the league schedule with the playoffs around the corner.

Churchill County jobless rate decreases to 7.8% in March

While Nevada’s jobless rate held steady in March at 8.5 percent, the same as the month before, Churchill County’s dropped to 7.5 percent, reports the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Fajardo leads Blue past Silver, 12-10

RENO – Cody Fajardo completed 11-of-18 for 112 yards and scored a rushing touchdown as the Blue team took a 12-10 victory over the Silver in the Nevada football team’s annual spring game in front of 2,217 on Saturday at Mackay Stadium.

Medallion sale ends today

Orders for the second design of the Nevada Sesquicentennial medallions will end at midnight today. The design is the second of four that will be released at different dates throughout the Sesquicentennial year for purchase.

Next step: Owners vote

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

Monday, April 28

Reid announces $2.5 million highway-safety grant

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has announced a series of grants totaling $2.52 million to fund highway-safety programs in Nevada.

John R. Bullis: Foreign tax credit can be a great source of savings

The Individual Income Tax Return provides for a tax credit (like withholding) that reduces your tax if you paid some foreign income tax. (Form 1040, Page 2, Line 47.) Most folks will have paid some foreign taxes if they have foreign stocks that pay dividends. There are other kinds of foreign income that might have foreign taxes withheld.

Auditors cite legal violations by state Tourism Division

Legislative auditors sharply criticized the state’s Tourism Division on Monday, charging that it paid contractors more than the contract maximums, paid invoices that didn’t have adequate documentation and didn’t follow proper procedures in choosing two contractors.

DOC had serious issues with security, auditors say

Auditors told lawmakers Monday that the Nevada Department of Corrections has had serious computer and copier security problems — including the fact that prison officials were unaware that high-tech copy machines have a hard drive that stores images of everything copied.

Man accused of purse snatching pleads innocent

The man accused of robbing an 80-year-old woman by snatching her purse pleaded innocent before District Judge James Todd Russell on Monday. Jeremy Wilson, who remains in custody, will face trial June 30 on the charges, which are classified as a major felony.

Wheeler out of hospital after angioplasty

Douglas County Assemblyman Jim Wheeler was released from Carson Tahoe hospital Monday morning after undergoing angioplasty to open two partially blocked arteries.

Wave swimmers crush Sparks

Both the Fallon boys and girls swim teams easily dispatched Sparks on Friday in Incline.


The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer.

Saturday, April 26

WNC moves within 1 game of SWAC lead

Western Nevada College freshman outfielder Jake Bennett couldn’t have dreamed for a better situation to step to the plate in the ninth inning on Saturday afternoon.

Carson runners excel at home; girls win invitational, boys 2nd

There is no place like home for the Carson High track squads. The Carson girls won the annual Carson Invitational while the boys grabbed second Saturday at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Peterson powers Reno to sweep of CHS

Carson High saw way too much of Reno’s Jeremy Peterson on Saturday. The Reno slugger drove in nine runs, including a game-winning grand slam in the first game to lead the Huskies to a doubleheader sweep over the Senators, 9-5 and 10-0, Saturday at Ron McNutt Field.

Fajardo leads Bluepast Silver, 12-10

Fajardo stars in Blue’s win over Silver team

Prep football film coming in early August

It’s finally official. The book about the De La Salle High football program — “When The Game Stands Tall” — is in the midst of being filmed with a release date of early August.

Rhyolite, state’s ‘most photogenic ghost town,’ sparkles in Southern Nevada

Whenever I travel, I think of myself as an ambassador for Nevada. I roll my eyes when people assume I’m from Las Vegas and sigh when they inquire about “Reno 911,” but I always tell them about the benefits of living in an income tax-free state with close proximity to beautiful Northern California, ski resorts, cowboys and all the other things that make Nevada a unique place to live.

Friday, April 25

Samii steps down at CHS soccer coach

Mehdi Samii, who took the Carson High boys soccer team to the state playoffs two years ago, resigned Friday. Samii, who is an off-campus coach, cited growing business as the reason for stepping down.

Carson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

The Carson City District Attorney’s office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Two cases involving Robben were turned over to the Douglas County DA’s office after Senior District Judge Charles McGee in Reno disqualified the Carson DA’s office from handling them.

Lois Holcomb Saxton

Lois Holcomb Saxton, a second generation native Nevadan, died on April, 21, 2014. A member of a pioneer Nevada family, she was born on January 12, 1920 to Thad and Frances Judd Holcomb, in the old Huffaker House on South Virginia Street in Reno.

Bill Bostwick

Lincoln William Bostwick departed this life for new travels on Sunday April 20, 2014. He was born in Ashland, Oregon on May 8, 1923 to Henry and Aleina Bostwick.

Robert “Bob” Savage

Robert “Bob” Savage of Topaz Lake passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born July 2, 1941 to Amelia and Charles Savage in Santa Monica, California.

Jimmy Dale Carpenter

Jimmy Dale Carpenter, age 70, passed away on April 23, 2014 at his residence in Fallon.Jim was born May 1, 1943 in Pauls Valley, OK to Talbert and Odell Logan Carpenter and had lived in Fallon since 1957, coming from California.

Memorial Mary Wulkau

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on her birthday, Saturday April 26, 2014 at 9:30am in the Chapel at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Carson City followed by a time of sharing and light refreshments.

Kannon Lee Butterbredt

Kannon Lee Butterbredt, infant son of Kendyl Moore and Harry Butterbredt passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2014. He was born on April 15, 2014 in Fallon.

Terry W. Burke

Terry W. Burke passed suddenly of heart failure on April 16, 2014 at Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada. Terry was born in Hammond, Indiana, to Walter and Vivian Burke.

Dan Brown

Dan Brown passed away on April 22, 2014 at his residents. He was proceded in death by his mother Lizzy Hieper, Brother Dick Brown Jr, sisters Nina Jimmy, Ruth Johnson, LaVerne Brigham, Helen O’Toole and daughter Evelyn Brown.

Thursday, April 24

State jobless claims down significantly

Nevada had 13,267 initial claims for unemployment benefits in March. That is 14 percent less than during the same month a year ago and just about one-third of the monthly claims filed at the peak of the recession.

Discus might be highlight of Carson Invite

When Carson High track coach Robert Maw started the Carson Invitational six years ago, he had just six schools.

Bealls store’s grand opening attracts a crowd

Carson Mall’s new Bealls family apparel store attracted shoppers Thursday who enjoy grand openings and wanted a new department store in Carson City. The opening also attracted dignitaries and those just curious to check out the chain store that fills the mall’s second anchor slot in about 25,000 square feet of space that used to house part of a larger Gottschalks department store. Gottschalks left it vacant due to bankruptcy and the recent recession. Sportsman’s Warehouse, a Utah-based outfitter chain, opened in about 40,000 square feet of that space this month.

Blueberg, Carson slam Lancers

RENO — Chase Blueberg hit a grand slam and drove in six runs to lead Carson High to a 15-7 Nothern Division I baseball win over McQueen on Thursday afternoon.

NFL schedule release is big news

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . How big has the NFL become lately? The league released its 2014 schedule on Wednesday and the media treated it with more attention than it gave to any of the NBA or NHL playoff matchups.

Join Fallon alumni group to honor Sara Parsons

Come support Fallon’s own Sara Parsons on Senior Day as the University of Nevada softball player takes the field in her final home game

Wave takes 5th at Spring Creek tournament

The Greenwave boys golf team improved by 12 strokes in two tournaments last weekend in Elko County as Fallon sits in sixth place with the regular season winding down.

Scams rise in Northern Nevada

Their come-ons, deceptions and sophisticated techniques to separate Northern Nevadans from their hard-earned savings are proving to be increasingly bold and successful.

Fallon track places in top 10 at Reed Invitational

Behind two first-place finishes at one of the biggest meets in the region, the Fallon boys track and field team finished sixth at the Reed-Sparks Rotary Invitational last weekend.

Turn your retirement vision into reality

Retirement can be an exciting, active time of your life. But if you’re going to get the full benefits from your retirement years — which could last two, or even three, decades — you’ll need to have a vision for what you want to do. And to transform this vision into reality, you’ll need to take a “holistic” approach — one that involves a financial strategy, clear communications with family members and an awareness of the challenges that may stand in your way.

Site selector says Nevada a frontrunner for new Tesla factory

A New Jersey site selector who works with numerous large national companies said last week he believes that Tesla Motors is highly likely to locate its 6,500-worker battery-manufacturing plant in Northern Nevada.

Wave braves wind to win Fernley series

With the high winds sweeping across the diamond, the Greenwave baseball team took advantage of Mother Nature to notch another series victory.

Trio heads North

A trio of Fallon’s best are heading to the college gridiron.

New CEDA director settles into job

The longtime Fallon resident left both her city council seat and teaching position at Churchill County Middle School and accepted the position of executive director of the Churchill Economic Development Authority.

Banner breaks ground for Fernley center

Banner Health Services has broken ground for a new health center in Fernley that should be ready to open by January 2015.

Lady Wave skid hits 3

After going through the gauntlet of the top of the division, the Lady Wave softball team will get a chance for redemption this weekend against a team struggling to sustain a winning record.

City names Beeghly Employee of the Quarter

The city of Fallon recently named Randy Beeghley its Employee of the Quarter.

Ghost town hunting

Whenever I travel, I think of myself as an ambassador for Nevada. I roll my eyes when people assume I’m from Las Vegas and sigh when they inquire about “Reno 911,” but I always tell them about the benefits of living in an income tax-free state with close proximity to beautiful Northern California, ski resorts, cowboys and all the other things that make Nevada a unique place to live.

Arts Council presents screening of ‘The Motel Life’

There will be a screening of “The Motel Life,” the film based on Willy Vlautin’s debut novel of the same name Friday at the Art Center. Tickets will be available starting at 6 p.m. in the Center’s bar and the film will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for CAC members, $10 for non-members.

Bealls celebrates a Fallon grand opening

After years of having a variety of clothing stores for the entire family, Fallon shoppers are now in paradise as Bealls Department Store had its ribbon cutting and grand opening on Thursday.

Amodei: Rancher dispute poorly handled

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said the BLM’s handling of the battle over grazing fees with Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was both “poorly planned and poorly executed.

Pine Nuts: We may know at 14 what we will be doing at 70

Fourteen is a most formative year. That’s what some prominent psychologists are saying anyway. Our creative compass finds its true north at 14, and whether we follow it or not, we are drawn in that direction from that moment on.

Wednesday, April 23

Carson City Symphony celebrates 30th season

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, continues its 30th season with “Sagebrush Celebration,” an official Nevada 150 event set for 4 p.m. Sunday in Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William St. The featured guest soloist is violinist Andrew Sords in his third appearance with the Symphony, playing Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto.”

Michael Martin Murphy to perform in Minden

Michael Martin Murphy will kick off Carson Valley Inn’s concert season at 7 p.m. May 1 in TJ’s Corral, the outdoor events center formerly known as the Valley Sky Theatre.

Carson Hampton Inn names new sales director

Jon Sween is the new director of sales at Hampton Inn & Suites Carson City. Sween previously worked with Hilton, the hotel’s parent company, according to a news release from Linda Barnett, Eagle Hospitality Co. director of operations. In his most recent roles with the firm, Sween was affiliated with Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe and Embassy Suites San Francisco.

Bealls latest tenant to open at Carson Mall

Bealls begins selling family apparel and related items today after a grand-opening kickoff that helps complete the transition of Carson Mall from vacancy to vibrancy. Bealls, part of the Stage Stores Inc. chain of department and off-price retailers that is based in Houston, debuts its Carson City location with an 8:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony at the mall, at 1345 S. Carson St. Doors will open to shoppers at 9 a.m. It’s the 218th Bealls store nationally and the third in Nevada. Other Silver State Bealls outlets serve the Winnemucca and Mesquite areas.

Kirkpatrick addresses margins tax impact

Assembly speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick had a twofold message for the Northern Nevada Development Authority on Wednesday morning. Yes, she said, the margins tax initiative would be bad for Nevada businesses, but that doesn’t mean the state’s current tax system is properly funding education and other needs.

Man sentenced in deadly shooting at Indian colony

The man who shot and killed Linford Dick at the Battle Mountain Indian Colony has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Daniel James Draper, 48, was convicted by a jury of voluntary manslaughter in the December 2011 shooting. Federal District Judge Robert C. Jones imposed the maximum sentence.

Richard Neil Getschman

Richard Neil Getschman went to be with his eternal father, April 18, 2014. He was born February 17, 1930 to Ruth Murray and Chester Edward Frank Getschman, in Kenosha, WI.

Emma Jeanne Diggs Grim

Jeanne Grim, 87, died peacefully early Good Friday morning at The Lodge in Carson City. Jeanne was born in Paris, Texas to Doss E. and Ida Lee Diggs and graduated from Wellington High School (Kansas). She married Jack (Coog) Downing Grim on July 7, 1946. T

Arlene Denmark Keller

Arlene Denmark Keller, Born October 23, 1949 - April 2014. Oakland, California to Angela Hicks and Bill Denmark. She moved to Carson City in 1978 with daughter Hilary.

Richard Nicholas Tedesco (Dick)

Dick was born in Sheepshead Bay, New York and raised in the Bronx. He spent many summers at his Grandma’s home in Coney Island.


Relay for Life The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer. If you would like to help Finish the Fight against Cancer, call Lacey Lehman at 310-889-55055 or Peach Sims at 334-868-3300.


College for Kids Arts and Crafts, CMSV 2002F Call #146203 All of our activities are hands on, educational, and above all FUN! Enroll your child so that they can create art projects using different media and surfaces. For ages 7-17. April 7–May 12, Mondays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Cost $36.

Alice Joanne Cook

Alice Joanne Cook, of Fallon, passed away April 21, 2014 at Banner Hospital after a short illness. Alice was born January 6, 1933 in Missoula, Montana.

Kristi Rasmussen

Kristi Rasmussen is gone now. We loved her. And we all miss her. We just wanted her to be well. We didn’t want her to hurt, and we didn’t want to lose her.

Richard King

Richard King passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 21st at the age of 87. He is survived by daughters, Kelly and Kendall; granddaughter Jessie; and great granddaughter Sarah. He was preceded in death by his wife (Jane) and brother (Allen).

Tuesday, April 22

Amodei: Rancher dispute poorly handled

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said Tuesday in Carson City that the BLM’s handling of the battle over grazing fees with Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was both “poorly planned and poorly executed.

Senators get off snide, carve up Lancers 11-1

After two lopsided losses, Carson High’s baseball team bounced back with a decisive victory of its own.

Tumbleweeds Tumbling performs well at Vargas Invitational

Members of the Tumbleweeds Tumbling and Trampoline squad fared well at the Vargas Invitational in Santa Cruz recently.

Leaky defense kills Senators girls in loss

Carson High’s softball squad couldn’t stand prosperity. The Senators fought back from a 6-2 deficit to tie the game at 6 in the fifth inning, but then three errors led to four unearned runs and a 12-6 loss to McQueen in windy conditions Tuesday at Carson High.

Carson man gets prison for liquor bottle attack

A Carson City man was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 40 months in prison for the injuries he caused when he hit a man in the head with a liquor bottle during a fight. Under the sentence imposed by District Judge James Wilson, Anthony Lopez could serve as much as 102 months in prison after pleading to attempted battery with substantial bodily injury.

Are only men created equal?

Republicans insist they are not perpetrating a war on women. They claim their policies will help women. However, their words and actions tell a very different story. They would love a return to the 1950s, but even better would be a return to the 1850s, when men ruled the home and women had no rights.

Buckaroos sweep DH to drop Wave

Now that the Lady Wave witnessed the ugly side of softball, it would like nothing more than to forget about last weekend’s series against second-place Lowry.

Fallon dusts off Lowry

It didn’t take long for the Greenwave baseball team to rebound from a series sweep in Elko.

Super Duper

Sweet on the outside and ferocious on the inside. It’s just one way to describe Fallon native Haley Jorgensen before and during a tennis match.

Karlson achieves her goal at Boston

DeVere Karlson of Fallon achieved her primary goal Monday at the 118th Boston Marathon.

Hook ‘em Horns

The Fallon Longhorns had a strong showing at the Triple Threat AAU tournament in Lassen on April 12-13.

CCSD meets Thursday

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

Spring Wings 2014 takes flight

Celebrate the annual migration of thousands of shorebirds, waterfowl, wading and song birds through the beautiful Lahontan Valley. A variety of guided tours, workshops and free seminars are available during the weekend. Come join the migration celebration at Spring Wings!

Nevada Highway Patrol promotes 2

The Nevada Highway Patrol has promoted Susan Aller-Schilling to the rank of major, making her the first female trooper in NHP history to achieve that rank.

Pinwheels ceremony recognizes child abuse

Pinwheels for Prevention had almost 60 residents participate in their walk on Saturday beginning at Millennium Park to bring awareness to child abuse prevention.

The feds and the Bundy incident

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association believes that private property rights are at the foundation of our country and our liberty, and we know that the rule of law protects those property rights. Our policy supports private property interests that exist on public lands, including water rights and grazing rights. We also support the continued multiple use of public lands, as authorized by law and confirmed by the courts. It is under this framework of the rule of law that our property rights and multiple uses are protected.

County Commissioners meet today

The County Commissioners will meet today at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.


A Honor Roll 3nd Quarter 8th Grade

CCSD slices budget, positions

The Churchill County School Board held a special meeting Monday night to discuss budget cuts that will save the district more than $2 million.

Bennie Lee Vick

A Memorial service will be held for Wellington resident Bennie Vick, who died at his home on April 12th. The service will be performed by Walton’s funeral home at 1521 Church Street in Gardnerville Nevada on April 25th at 2:00pm. Bennie was born January 15th, 1952 in Norfolk, Virginia to Robert Vick and Sarah Joyner.

Audrey Deal

Audrey Deal passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 6, 2014. She was 86 years old. Audrey was born May 11, 1927 in Fallon, Nevada to Joseph Howard Young and Mildred Gulling Young.

Buxton “Buck”Kettering

Buxton “Buck”Kettering passed away April 14, 2014 at his home in Fallon. He was born June 9, 1923 in Montana to Willard Coe and Ida Irene Buxton Kettering. He was a retired teacher and coach. He is survived by his close friends and caregivers, the Galaz family of Fallon, and numerous extended family members in Montana. Private inurnment services will be held at the Fallon Cemetery. Arrangements are with Smith Family Funeral Home.

Mark Paul Beck

Mark Paul Beck, 43 of Dayton, NV Passed away March 27, 2014. Mark was born to Marilyn L. and Earl R. (Bob) Beck, on January 21, 1971 in San Jose, California Mark is survived by his father Bob, his brother Alan, his two daughters Courtney and Hannah, and their mother Illyene, his four grand children Riley, Hunter, Gunnar and Whittaker as well as many family and friends. Mark was a graduate of UNR with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Ronald James Albaugh

Ronald James Albaugh passed away April 9, 2014. Ron was born March 12, 1940 in Alturas, California to Ed and Orma Albaugh. He was born into a Pioneer California Family. Ron grew up on the Frosty Acres Ranch in Aiden, Ca. He graduated from Aiden High School with a class of 9 students. Ron attended Chico State College. He served 2 years in the United States Army 1962-1964. Ron married LaVern Hencratt May 8, 1965. They raised 2 sons, Mark and Norris.

Nancy Sloan

Nancy Sloan passed away April 15, 2014 at the age of 77.She is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Pat Sloan Sr., her mother, Janet Foster, as well as her brothers George, Marty, Calvin and Mike Ritchie.

Shag Cooper

Long time Fallon resident James Edward Cooper (Shag) passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby L. Cooper, his father, Eddie B. Cooper and his mother, Madeline Cooper.

John Ransome Davids

John Ransome Davids has joined his beloved wife Jeanette in the here after on April 17, 2014. Survived by daughters Cheryl Trice and Janet Howard, their husbands Rick and Timothy, 6 grandchildren and 12 great

James (Jimmy) Franklin Hunt Jr.

James (Jimmy) Franklin Hunt Jr. passed away on April 6, 2014 at his home in Fallon. Jimmy was born at Landstuhl Air Force Base, Germany on August 6, 1980.

Food: Try making these gluten-free popovers for brunch

My last two trips to San Francisco ended with breakfast at the Cliff House. The popovers are a signature offering there and my traveling companion, who isn’t troubled by gluten issues, was obviously relishing eating them.

Monday, April 21

John R. Bullis: Standard business-driving mileage rate down from 2013

The standard business-driving mileage rate for 2014 is 56 cents per mile. The IRS adjusted that from 56.5 cents per mile in 2013. If the business had four or fewer vehicles, it is OK to use the mileage rate instead of actual expenses. However, each vehicle’s tax basis (cost) is to be reduced by the depreciation component — 22 cents per mile. That will be important when the vehicle is sold.

Carson man arrested after high-speed chase

A 27-year-old Carson City man was arrested after allegedly leading deputies on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon. According to Sheriff Ken Furlong and Sgt. Brian Mayes:

Video reviewed after robbery at store

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is reviewing video surveillance after a convenience store on Rand Avenue was robbed late Saturday night. According to Sheriff Ken Furlong:


Relay for Life The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer. If you would like to help Finish the Fight against Cancer, call Lacey Lehman at 310-889-55055 or Peach Sims at 334-868-3300.

Ducks Unlimited receives $1 million grant wetland conservation work

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) was recently awarded the first-ever North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant in the Lahontan Valley region, which will help conserve 8,780 acres of habitat in western Nevada.

Willy Vlautin reads from his new novel

Willy Vlautin, originally from Reno but now living outside Portland, will be in town for a couple of events next week. On April 25, Vlautin will be here for a screening of the independent film based of his debut novel “The Motel Life.”

FFA, 4-H members ‘Walk the Town’

Churchill County 4-H and FFA members recently walked the town to promote their annual livestock show next weekend.

Churchill Arts Council receives NEA grant

The National Endowment for the Arts will award $768,500 in grants to the Churchill Arts Council, Nevada Arts Council, the Western Folklife Center and the Nevada Ballet Theater as part of the second half of NEA’s fiscal year 2014 funding, NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa has announced.

Mayor’s NV 150 group zeroes in on June events

The Mayors NV 150 Commission identified three major dates for activities that local residents can celebrate the state’s sesquicentennial.

Who is the bully?

Unless you have been a recluse residing in one of Harry Reid’s beloved wilderness areas, you may have noticed that bullying has become a major concern, mostly of the left. It seems that bullies really haven’t existed too much until now. Or maybe there just wasn’t enough “awareness” then.

Swimmers, golfers back in action

The Fallon swim teams netted their first dual wins of the season in a tri-meet against Truckee and North Tahoe last week.

Continuation of the homecoming

Last week’s column gave a few suggestions to consider when bringing an adopted shelter dog home: asking shelter staff about what Woof likes, buying all Woof’s necessities before bringing him home and introducing him to your canine companion(s). Here are five more, but I’m fairly sure that a thorough online search would yield many others.

Fallon aims to make waves in stretch run

Warmer temperatures and the improbability of snow dampening anyone’s spring must mean the Greenwave are entering the home stretch of the season.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago The Lofthouse Bros.’s Palace Bar has the very best brands of whiskeys, wines, beers and cigars. Everybody eats, drinks and smokes with us at the New Palace Building in Fallon, Nevada.

senior menu

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

Easter egg hunts

This weekend will be busy with organizations holding Easter egg hunts.

Heck leads tracksters to 6th

As the weeks pass, the Fallon boys track team is hitting its stride.

Virginia Ann Cass

Virginia Ann Cass, loving wife of Tom Cass passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Virginia is survived by her husband; Jerry and Sandy Gray; Tom Gray; children, Arthea Gonzalez; Marty Gonzalez and LaCleda Gonzalez. She was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter Debbie. No services at this time. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Legion or the VFW. Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928

Theodore Roosevelt Berrum JR.

Theodore Roosevelt Berrum JR. passed away Saturday April 5, 2014, he was 75 years old. Ted was born November 9, 1938 in Reno, NV

James Walter Laidlaw

James Walter Laidlaw was born on Oct. 27, 1923 in Walhalla, ND and passed away on April 13, 2014 in Carson City, NV. Jim was fun to be around and everyone loved him.

Christopher Scott Pendleton Sr.

Christopher Scott Pendleton Sr., 55, passed away at his home in Carson City, NV on March 16, 2014.

Matilda Candace Winchester Loar

Matilda was born in what was then Oklahoma Territory to Richard Benjamin Winchester and Alice Wilkinson Winchester. She was raised on a farm in Oklahoma until she married Flavious Sawin.

Woody Scott

Celebration of Life for Woody Scott will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014

Glen W. Stoffer

Glen W. Stoffer passed away April 12, 2014 at his residence in Carson City, NV. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marion. Two sons, Dennis and Jeff Stoffer. Nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Scott J. Doherty

Scott J Doherty, 34, died March 28, 2014 in Reno, NV. He was born September 7, 1979 in San Francisco, CA the son of Joseph Doherty and Stella Buchman.

Zelma Delphene Watson Freberg

Zelma was born June 11, 1925 in North Platte, Nebraska to Dorothy “Violet” Luce and Fredrick Theodore Watson. Zelma was raised in Nebraska and Colorado.

Toni K. Langson

Toni K. Langson, 67, of Carson City, passed away March 29, 2014 at home.Funeral Service will be held Saturday April 5th at 10 a.m. at Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to:

Arlene Irene Avery

Arlene Irene Avery, 89 of Carson City passed away on March 20, 2014. Arlene was born to Harvey & Elizabeth Yost November 9, 1924 in Hesston, KS

Library your source for gardening

Tulips and daffodils are popping up all over town. The trees on Maine Street are blooming their beautiful white flowers and look particularly pretty at night all lit up. There is a hint of mowed grass in the air this morning at the library. Spring is here and it’s time to think about planting a garden. What will it be? Vegetables, flowers or fruit? Perhaps a combination of all three? A perusal of your home library is a good starting place for information and inspiration. A trip to the library might be in order as well. The library has many gardening titles; some of them brand new. A sampling of print books are the following:

Improve your own ‘investment environment’

On Tuesday, we celebrate Earth Day — a day devoted to education and action on environmental issues. As a citizen of the world, you may have a keen interest in protecting your physical surroundings. And as someone trying to reach long-term financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you’re probably also interested in improving your investment environment.

They can’t handle the truth

I worked in management most of my life. My ancestors and family worked with their hands in factories or fields. Perhaps that’s why my convictions and political philosophy support the working man and the less fortunate. Those convictions were solidified during the civil rights movement and since then the struggle for equality for all, regardless of race or gender.

Missing man identified as parole absconder

A body found near the Nightingale exit on Interstate 80 on April 12 has been identified as Michel Wayne Bowers, 42, a parole absconder from Idaho.


Armando Vicente Sherer Arrived July 20, 1957, departed April 2, 2014. Since 1989 Virginia City locals have been dazzled by his many artistic talents

Robert “Magic Bob” Boese

Robert Paul “Bob” Boese, 91, son of Frank and Francis Kraft Boese died at the VA hospital in Reno on Sunday. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his ten brothers and sisters. He was born in East Grand Forks, MN but moved to Pioche, Nevada after high school graduation as the mines were hiring during the depression. Bob loved Nevada and lived in Pioche, Reno, Las Vegas, Elko and Carson City. Bob served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and then

Sunday, April 20

Wolf Pack gets more late-game heroics in win

RENO — There is something special going on at Peccole Park this spring.

Darrell Moody: Hawks must move down in baseball and softball

Hug High School asked the NIAA if it could play as an independent in softball starting next season, but according to published reports, the item was tabled.

Carson squads second in Comstock meet

Carson High’s boys and girls varsity track squads finished second at the annual Comstock Classic Saturday at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Saturday, April 19

Pinto slam sparks Reed past CHS

For the second consecutive game, the Carson Senators dug a hole they were unable to extricate themselves from.

Friday, April 18

Two bad innings costly for WNC

Throw out two innings, and Western Nevada College’s softball team would have garnered a split against North Idaho College.

Serchio Jr. wins main

The weather was more cooperative at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday, but the warm weather kept the water truck busy knocking down the dust.

My Old Kentucky Home

Steve Coburn has a little extra incentive as he looks forward to his birthday on May 3.

Thursday, April 17

Carson bats silent in doubleheader loss

SPARKS — Despite two solid efforts, Carson High’s softball team was swept in a doubleheader by Reed on Thursday afternoon.

NHP promotes first female major

The Nevada Highway Patrol on Thursday promoted Susan Aller-Schilling to the rank of major, making her the first female trooper in NHP history to achieve that rank.

Fans will get a big dose of late-night Wolf Pack football

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... CBS television has Late Night with David Letterman. NBC has the Tonight Show. Northern Nevada has Wolf Pack football.

Bad first inning dooms CHS

SPARKS — It was the ugliest inning that Carson High has endured in several years, and it ultimately cost the Senators the game.


Stremmel Gallery Stremmel Gallery proudly presents Robert Brady’s “The 8th Trough,” an exhibition of new works through April 19.

IRS: Missing your deadlines and owing money

Taxpayers who miss the deadline If you missed the April 15 tax filing deadline, don’t panic. Here’s some advice from the IRS.

Join Fallon alumni group to honor Sara Parsons

Come support Fallon’s own Sara Parsons on Senior Day as the University of Nevada softball player takes the field in her final home game

Nevada food, ag exports hit record levels in state

Nevada’s food and agricultural exports in 2013 reached a milestone with sales surpassing 2012’s export sales by $19.5 million.

Gas prices rise 7 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nevada have risen 7.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,130 gas outlets in Nevada.

Chicago dances its way into Northern Nevada next month

Murder. Corruption. Greed. Fame. And all that jazz. The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, “Chicago,” to Northern Nevada on weekends, May 9-18.

Voice of the Community

WAR ON FREEDOMS WILL CONTINUE Editor: The BLM-Bundy Ranch skirmish appears to be over for now, but as sure as past is prolong.

National Honor Society inducts new members

The Churchill County High School recently inducted 33 new members into National Honor Society.

WNC offers social boot camp

Social media offers the best and worst examples of Internet marketing, and successful businesses know the rules.

Stakes are high for margin tax

Come November, the fate of Nevada business owners — big and small — will be in the hands of voters.

NDOT employee appears in court for arraignment

A Fallon man accused of abusing purchasing privileges with the Nevada Department of Transportation appeared Thursday in Justice Court for his arraignment.

Boston Strong

It’s been more than a year since the country was rocked by terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Bighorns lacrosse starts season

The Oasis Academy Bighorns lacrosse team kicked off its second season at the High Sierra Youth Lacrosse jamboree at Bishop Manogue on Saturday.

De Braga heads to his third combine

If Trevor de Braga doesn’t receive a phone call from the NFL on May 10 or in the following week, he’ll be anything but disappointed.

Fast-growing Great Basin food co-op now seeking just a bit of profit

Posting a sales increase of 38 percent during 2013 compared with the prior year, Great Basin Community Food Co-op was one of the fastest-growing cooperatives in the nation.

Pine Nuts: Nevada 150 Party rolls into Elko

Two colossal celebrations collided in Elko this past Saturday night when the 45th Halleck Bar Party merged with Nevada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration at the best little museum in America.

Classical guitarist performing at BAC

George Sakellariou, a classical guitarist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St., in Carson City.

Wednesday, April 16


Stremmel Gallery Stremmel Gallery proudly presents Robert Brady’s “The 8th Trough,” an exhibition of new works through April 19.

Tuesday, April 15

Supreme Court upholds taking candidate off ballot

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the district court decision to remove John Michael Schaefer’s name from the primary election ballot and disqualify him as a candidate for state controller.

Carson rallies past Hug

Marcos Yanez couldn’t throw hard enough to break a pane of glass, but it didn’t matter because Carson High hitters were unable to make an adjustment.

Nevada National Guard, Tonga finalize partnership agreement

The Kingdom of Tonga and the Nevada National Guard finalized the newest relationship in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program on April 11 in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, with an official signing ceremony in the country’s capital. The Nevada-Tonga partnership was initially established when Adm. Samuel Locklear III, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, signed a preliminary agreement on Oct. 28, 2013.

Teeth whitening

Look and feel better — both on the outside and on the inside. According to a national survey from the American Dental Association (ADA) and Crest and Oral B, the smile outranked eyes, hair and the body as the most attractive physical feature.

Long arm of the law

The long arm of the law captured the dance floor Friday night in the seventh annual Dancing with the Starts at the Churchill County High School gym.

Five days to achieving a fitter, healthier you

If kicking off a life-changing fitness and nutrition program seems daunting, try taking smaller steps to make it feel more manageable.


Relay for Life The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer. If you would like to help Finish the Fight against Cancer, call Lacey Lehman at 310-889-55055 or Peach Sims at 334-868-3300.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital. March 4, 2014

Hotter conditions and dryness

If we thought 2013 was bad for brush fires, 2014 doesn’t promise any relief because of the conditions.

School district looking at reducing staff

The Churchill County School Board expressed their concern at their Thursday meeting with talks of looming budget cuts that may cost several district employees their jobs.

Fallon cowboys, cowgirl buckle down

It was a solid weekend for a pair of Fallon cowboys. Team ropers Blain Jensen (header) and Jes Tews (heeler) took the overall average at the Fallon High School rodeo last weekend at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.


The parents of Kylie Jarrett and Sterling Jones are excited to announce the upcoming wedding of Sterling and Kylie on May 3, 2014. Along with family and friends, we will be celebrating the start of their life together.

Federal agencies seek public comment

Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater and Sierra Front Field Offices have drafted the preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Fluid Mineral Leasing within six areas of the Carson City District.

Fallon runners put on show

Fallon showed its chops at the renewed Reno marathon on Sunday. After a several-year hiatus, the race returned to the Biggest Little City rebranded as the Reno Running and Fitness Downtown River Run.

Exceptional Rodeo a success

For more than an hour, more than 30 special needs students tried their hand in the rodeo arena.

Directory contest winner

Jill Andrews is the winner of the CC Communications 16th annual Directory Cover Contest. Her winning photograph, “Pony Express Rider,” will be featured on the front cover of the company’s 2014-2015 Telephone Directory, which is distributed in July throughout Churchill County, Fernley, Silver Springs and Wadsworth.

CCHS trainer receives support

It was a pre-emptive strike on the behalf of Churchill County High School’s athletic trainer.

Fallon blows past Indians

ELKO — When the Fallon softball team comes to town, it leaves with wins.

Elko sweeps Greenwave

ELKO — The Elko baseball team wanted to win the series against Fallon this weekend but did one better by pulling out the sweep.

Pair charged in weekend beating death in Carson City

The two men arrested after the Friday beating death of a 61-year-old man have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and battery causing substantial bodily harm. Ruri de Santiago-Ortiz and Alfredo Santiago appeared in Carson Justice Court on Tuesday and were told they also face a charge of conspiracy in the death of Leon Arellano Pacheco. They were originally charged only with battery.

BLM begins cleanup at Hidden Cave

Volunteers and archaeologists from the Bureau of Land Management made good progress on Friday by cleaning up graffiti left by vandals at Hidden Cave more than six weeks ago.

Fernley pedestrian killed Monday night

Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a crash Monday night involving a pedestrian who was fatally struck by an automobile near the intersection of State Route 878 (Farm District Road) and Jennys Lane in Fernley.

Monday, April 14

Long-term capital gains taxed lower than ordinary income

We recently helped a client close down and liquidate a corporation that was no longer wanted or needed. Because the stockholder had invested in the corporation stock when it was formed and it had sustained losses, the stock qualified for a special tax benefit as Section 1244 stock. Congress put that code section in the law a long time ago. It is unusual in that it is sort of a “heads you win and tails you don’t loss as much” situation. If the sale or liquidation of the corporation results in a gain (the value of assets that are transferred to the stockholder is greater than the cost of the stock) it is long-term capital gain.

Carson improves to 9-9 in 23-0 rout

RENO — Carson High evened its record at 9-9 with a 23-0 win over Hug on Monday in a Northern Division I baseball game.

Transient arrested in alleged drug deal in Carson City

A 24-year-old transient was arrested Sunday in the 900 block of Woodside Drive on a felony count following a reported drug deal. According to the man’s arrest report:

Update: Charges dropped in case

Update: Charges against Ronald Leiken were dismissed by the Carson City District Attorney’s Office.

Educators who make a difference

Educators make a difference, and as a way to show their appreciation, the Churchill County High School Student Council and the Fallon Rotary Club recognized more than 60 teachers and support personnel at a dinner attended by Nevada’s superintendent of public instruction.

Why Fallon is Nevada’s hidden gem for wine and spirits

Fallon looks sleepy when you’re driving through its alfalfa farms, cows and “downtown” where there’s nary a hustle or bustle. It’s difficult to imagine that this small Nevada town (somewhere on the drive between Reno and Las Vegas) hides ground zero of Nevada’s craft liquor movement. But, after spending an afternoon at Churchill Vineyards, visions of a future when Fallon and Nevada are synonymous with liquid innovation start to distill in your mind.

State’s ranchers left on sidelines

Nevada’s cattlemen feel like teetotalers standing at the edge of the crowd flocking to an open bar.

Fallon ready for Indians

Today, the biggest one of the season for the Fallon baseball team is a three-game set against rival Elko. The Greenwave and Indians square off at 3 p.m. today and at 11 a.m. Saturday in a doubleheader.

CCHS sends 19 students to All-State Choir

The Churchill County High School choir has 19 students who now hold the top honor of being on the All-State Choir.

Special events critical piece of Fallon’s tourism strategy

Nowhere are festivals, concerts and fairs more important than in rural communities. And few rural communities succeed as well at hosting them than Fallon.

Update on body found near Interstate 80

A camper discovered on Saturday the partially exposed remains of a body off exit 65 on Interstate 80, reports Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter.

Sunday, April 13

Saturday, April 12

Fain blanks Aztecs, 8-0

RENO — Michael Fain pitched on cruise control Saturday afternoon at Peccole Park.

WNC rallies for series sweep of Spartans

Little was going right for Western Nevada College in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday.

WNC rally earns DH split

RANGELY, Colo. — It was the type of half inning that Western Nevada College softball players won’t soon forget. Thirteen Wildcats came to the plate in the fourth inning, with nine of them hitting their way on base.

Decor & Mor open for business on Curry Street

Two women who honed their decorating skills in life and at Greenhouse Garden Center opened Decor & Mor this month in a small shop not far south of that Carson City center. Janet Snipes and Lorelei Logan said they worked at the center 25 years and nine years, respectively, enhancing their interest in and penchant for decor and building toward this opportunity.

Darrell Moody: Nevada’s being too heavy-handed with Huff

I thought I knew David Carter pretty well. I did one feature on him, and talked to him regularly during my five-year stint of covering Wolf Pack basketball when he was Mark Fox’s top assistant.

Update: Man dies from injuries suffered in fight in Carson City

A Carson City man died Friday from injuries he suffered in a fight the previous night, according to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. According to the men’s arrest reports and Sheriff Ken Furlong:

Friday, April 11

Raven, Greer are clutch on mound for WNC

Clutch pitching performances by Rayne Raven and Spencer Greer and key hitting by Jake Bennett carried the Western Nevada Wildcats to a sweep of their Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader against Colorado Northwestern on Friday at John L. Harvey Field.

Woman accused of tossing shoe released

LAS VEGAS — A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday.

Comstock pour of gold, silver up

VIRGINIA CITY — Comstock Mining Inc. reported pouring double the gold ounces and far outstripping the silver ounces poured during the first quarter, compared with the same three months last year. The company said it poured more than 4,500 ounces of gold and almost 50,000 ounces of silver, which compares with 2,261 gold ounces and 15,599 silver ounces in the first quarter of 2013.

Early start at Fernley Speedway

Fernley 95A Speedway is back in action this afternoon, with a full racing program on the clay oval.

Anthony “Tony” Christopher DelVecchio (DEVO)

Anthony “Tony” Christopher DelVecchio (DEVO), age 47, passed away March 28, 2014 of unknown causes at home with his wife Traci Kirksey DelVecchio.

Thursday, April 10


Relay for Life The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer. If you would like to help Finish the Fight against Cancer, call Lacey Lehman at 310-889-55055 or Peach Sims at 334-868-3300.

Prepare for health care costs in retirement

As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? People often think and plan for these costs. Yet, too often, many of us overlook what potentially could be a major expense during our retirement years: health care. By preparing for these costs, you can help yourself enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned.

The Stokes family’s unusual summer cottage

In the late 19th century, banker Anson Phelps Stokes was a pretty big deal in Nevada.

Social media boot camp planned for ranchers, farmers to tell their stories

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a Social Media Boot Camp for Farms & Ranches workshop on April 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at WNC Fallon Campus, 160 Campus Way. Cost is $25 for those registering by April 18, $35 afterward. Lunch is included.

Your shelter dog’s homecoming

If you’ve ever adopted an adult shelter dog (or dogs) in the past, then you know it’s not like bringing home a happy, bouncy puppy who hasn’t yet experienced much in life. Puppies mostly need to learn obedience, good manners and where it’s OK to “take care of business,” all taught with loving patience.


CEDA breakfast reservations The Churchill Economic Development Authority is having its monthly Business Council breakfast on Wednesday at 7 a.m.

State: Gambling problem led to $250,000 theft

A Nevada Department of Transportation supply technician stationed in Fallon has been charged with using a state credit card to buy more than $250,000 worth of goods he later pawned or sold to pay for his gambling habit.

senior menu

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

Getto appointed to national realtors’ committee

Bob Getto, a lifelong Fallon resident and co-owner of Ferguson & Getto Inc., Realtors, has been appointed to serve on the National Association of Realtors’ committee that sets policy for Multiple Listing Services — the trading platform of real estate across the country.

Late combat heroes and their stories

The honor roll of recently-deceased American military veterans gets longer with the passing of time, and today I am recognizing four of them who served their nation during combat with distinction and pride.


Just received: A car of buggies and light wagons of the Old Reliable Studebaker Brand up to date vehicles. Call and get good prices before buying elsewhere. Also blacksmithing in all lines. Satisfaction guaranteed. One block north of courthouse. C. L. Benadum, Proprietor.

Lady Wave eyes Elko

The offense is rolling, the pitching is solid and the defense is holding fast.

Ellis was more than a coach

His looks were deceiving every time he walked onto the baseball field, approaching home plate for the pregame meeting and lineup exchange.

Gettin’ down and dirty

Today marks the start of the Fallon Rodeo for high school and middle school cowboys and cowgirls. The event begins at 10 a.m. with cutting at the Churchill County Fairgrounds followed by the Exceptional Rodeo at 10:45 a.m.

FYB opens season Saturday

As the big leaguers wrap up the second week of the season, it’s time for the youngster to hit the diamond. On Saturday, the Fallon Youth Baseball League kicks off its season at 9 a.m. Saturday with the opening ceremony at Oats Park.

Carson City man pleads guilty to child-porn charge

With just a week to go before his trial, a Carson City man on Thursday pleaded guilty to a charge of child pornography involving a 7-year-old. Kyle Andrew Bates took sexually oriented photographs of the victim in a dressing room at Walmart in December 2011. The charge he admitted in court specifically charges the use of a minor under 14 in producing pornography.

Florence Edith Holt

Florence Edith Holt, 97, loving mother and nana was born March 5, 1917 in High Bridge Wisconsin to parents John Haderly and Ida Kangas. She passed away April 14, 2014.

Judith N. Walcott

Judith N. Walcott, 74, of Carson City died Thursday April 3, 2014. A retired Office Controller for RV World of Nokomis FL. Tribute Service will be held Saturday April 12, 2014 at 1:00pm at Autumn Funerals and Creations, 1575 N. Lompa Lane Carson City.

Cecelia J. Cooper

Cecelia Cooper passed away on March 25. She was a resident of Carson City, Nevada from 1956 to 2014

Mineral County’s new multi-million dollar look?

A new, multi-million dollar project in Hawthorne has the potential to change the face of Mineral County’s economy.

8-time Assembly speaker Dini dies

Joe Dini, the Yerington restaurant and casino owner who served longer in the Nevada Assembly than anyone else in state history, died Thursday. He was 85.

Retired Nevada Assembly speaker Dini dies

Joe Dini, a former Nevada state assemblyman and casino owner from Yerington, died Thursday morning, according to his son, George Dini.

Wednesday, April 9

Worker allegedly took $250K in goods

Tal Pierre Smith, a Nevada Department of Transportation supply technician stationed in Fallon, has been charged with using a state credit card to buy more than $250,000 worth of goods he later pawned or sold to pay for his gambling habit. The six-count felony complaint was filed Tuesday in New River Township Justice Court.

Dance club to hold annual ball April 26

High Sierra Swing Dance Club will hold its seventh annual spring ball dinner and dance — featuring West Coast swing, cabaret, burlesque and other dance routines — on April 26 at Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. The semi-formal/formal-attire evening begins with hors d’oeuvres and no-host cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and continues with dance performances at 6:30, a buffet dinner at 7 and open dancing to West Coast swing, nightclub and country two-step, waltz and Latin tunes from 8 to 11 p.m.

Toccata presents Bach’s Passion in four parts

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents its ninth annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s Passion according to St. Matthew in a four-concert series on April 12-18. The Carson City concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church on Highway 395. The show will be repeated at other venues on April 13, 16 and 18.

Nevada’s Obamacare Medicaid signings beat projections

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange might still be having problems processing health insurance applications, but the portion of the website that sends Medicaid-eligible applicants to the state Welfare Division is working better than expected.

Tahoe Dive Center set to leave Carson Mall

Tahoe Dive Center is moving next month from Carson Mall to 444 E. William St. The store, which sells rental gear and new items, is at 1305 S. Carson St. Its operators said in a release that Carrington Co., the mall owner, had decided that now that there’s a new mall anchor, tenants’ rents will escalate. Sportsman’s Warehouse, an outdoor outfitter, already opened this spring, and Bealls family apparel department store will have a grand opening April 24.

Koch, Shadle headed off to Oregon colleges

In front of family and friends, Josh Koch and Makayla Shadle signed national letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level next year.

Ernest J. Powell

Resided in Carson City for 24 years.


Relay for Life The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer. If you would like to help Finish the Fight against Cancer, call Lacey Lehman at 310-889-55055 or Peach Sims at 334-868-3300.

Truckee High baseball coach, 46, dies over weekend

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee High baseball program lost its charismatic leader Saturday night.

CLUB CORNER: Once you know about the club, you will ‘Love the Club’

In the last column, I focused on how the Fallon Youth Club supports the children of Churchill County. This time, I have decided to introduce you ways in which you can support our cause.

Colombian Bam Bam!

Have you ever bathed under a full moon in a piranha infested river where you have to shuffle your feet along in the sand to move the stingrays out of your way? Well, now I have and it was a pretty amazing experience.

DOC gets $2M to cover medical-cost shortfall

The Board of Examiners voted Tuesday to recommend a $2.17 million infusion to the Department of Corrections budget to cover unexpected medical costs.

Bonkowski and Wilson go with a new company

The commercial real estate partnership of Brad Bonkowski and Andie Wilson this week announced the opening of NAI Alliance Carson City, a brokerage the pair will own under a licensing agreement. The agreement is with the NAI Alliance Reno office, which advertises itself as the largest full-service commercial real estate company in Northern Nevada. Bonkowski, who sits on the Carson City Board of Supervisors, and Wilson said their local brokerage will serve the area where they have worked for years. Formerly, they were associated with Coldwell Banker Commercial Premier Brokers.

Amodei aims to have feds foot habitat-restoration bill

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has introduced legislation he says would force the federal government to take responsibility for failing to do the things that would prevent the sage grouse from being labeled as endangered.

Tuesday, April 8

The IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams

The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

Got a headache? You’re not alone

Headaches are the No. 3 reason women ages 18 to 44 go to emergency rooms, and the fifth-leading cause of emergency room visits among all Americans, according to a 2013 National Institutes of Health report, which calls headaches a major public health problem.

Down in the valley

There I was in Reno, kissing Red Skelton on his cheek. Red was watching his wife practicing for a horse show taking place that evening. I’ve shaken hands with Liberace during his show in Las Vegas, and spent two hours talking to Martha Raye as she performed at the Theater in the Round in Valley Forge, Pa.

Store offers prom clothes for Cinderella, Prince Charming

Pretty long dresses and shoes designed especially for Cinderella and the ball …. impeccable suits to make Prince Charming handsome for his date.

Pro-life family values and the ACA

Charlene Dill was 32 years old. She was a single mother with three children — one preschooler, two in school. She worked three jobs: cleaning houses, babysitting, and selling vacuums. She owned a small trailer and paid property taxes. She earned just $11,000 a year, but she worked hard to make sure her children had what they needed. Her mother and sisters helped care for her children while Charlene worked. She kept her trailer clean, took her children to school, and did the best she could to keep food on the table. But Charlene made one fatal mistake; She moved to Florida when she was 18.

Energy-efficient home improvements can lower taxes

You may be able to reduce your taxes if you made certain energy-efficient home improvements last year. Here are some key facts that you should know about home energy tax credits.

IRS warns taxpayers of new email phishing scheme

The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number.

Final four dancers looking forward to Friday

Only a handful of days remain before celebrity dancers put their best foot forward in the 2014 Fallon Dancing with the Stars, which is sponsored by the Fallon Swing Dance Boosters.

School board meets Thursday night

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

Tax rally speakers take feds to task on constitutional issues

Speakers at the annual Tax Day rally on Sunday took the federal government to task for impeding on individual rights, specifically with the Second Amendment and the Affordable Healthcare Act or Obamacare.

Future Stars

The 10th installment was one of the best for the Fallon track program’s elementary track and field meet Thursday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

CEDA needs community support

During Gov. Brian Sandoval’s time in office, he moved to establish at least three regional economic development authorities to — in essence — help every corner of the state keep or attract businesses.

Marshall to speak at JJ Dinner

State Treasurer Kate Marshall is this year’s keynote speaker at Thursday’s Jefferson-Jackson Democrat Dinner at the convention center.

Wolf Pack baseball rallies past Spartans

The University of Nevada baseball team scored three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat San José State University, 7-4, on Sunday afternoon and won the Mountain West series 2-1 in San Jose.

Fallon boys 2nd at McQueen track meet

It was yet another solid performance on the track, rings and the pits by the Fallon boys track team.

Salt Lake rallies past WNC softball team

They did everything but secure their first Scenic West Athletic Conference softball victory in a month.

Group discusses Common Core Standards

The Nevadans for Local Control of Education attracted more than 50 people to their open meeting Monday night at the Fallon Convention Center to discuss the opposition for Common Core, a federal education program that sets standards in two subject areas.

Lawsuit to block new TRPA rules dead

A federal judge has dismissed the Sierra Club lawsuit aimed at blocking implementation of the new Tahoe Regional Plan.

Trial set for final defendant in McCune case

Raul Garcia Jr., the last of four defendants in the murder of state Insurance Examiner William McCune, will go to trial on murder, robbery and other charges Sept. 9.

Surprising ways to beat allergy season

From watery, itchy eyes to unbearable congestion, allergies can certainly ruin one’s day, or even the entire season.

Monday, April 7

High Sierra moving to Sparks casino

High Sierra Brewing Co., which closed its location in Carson City last month, will pair with Baldini’s Casino in Sparks to open there in late August, according to an announcement from the partnering outlets. “High Sierra is one of the West’s most up and coming brewers, and we are extremely excited to be able to bring them to Baldini’s Casino and the Reno-Sparks area,” said Pete McHugh, Baldini’s marketing director.

John R. Bullis: Estate plans are important for younger adults, too

Older folks know they need an estate plan (will and/or trust, power of attorney forms for health and financial matters), but many younger adults also need an estate plan. The younger adults are busy. They are usually healthy and will try to get around to doing an Estate Plan when they are “older”. However, waiting can be a big mistake.

Lawmakers are urged to loosen net-metering rules

Members of a legislative interim committee on energy were urged Monday to loosen the restrictions on how net metering is approved and what types of power generation it can be applied to.

Trial set for final defendant in McCune case

Raul Garcia Jr., the last of four defendants in the murder of state Insurance Examiner William McCune, will go to trial on murder, robbery and other charges Sept. 9.

Fallon man killed in motorcycle accident

A Fallon man died Sunday shortly after noon when he failed to negotiate a turn on State Route 341 north of Virginia City.

RV puts the squeeze on a pickup on Reno Highway

A recreational vehicle pulling a trailer and a second vehicle, a GMC pickup, were involved in a Monday morning accident that slowed traffic on the westbound lanes of the Reno Highway near McLean Road because of a damaged power pole.

Saturday, April 5

PEBP board told state health plan subsidizing private plans

The Public Employee Benefits Program has been subsidizing other health plans offered by Nevada’s two HMOs. The PEBP board was told last week that calculations by staff show that the rates the state of Nevada is charged by Hometowne Health Plan in the north and Health Plan of Nevada in the south are generating a higher profit margin than federal law allows.

Carson City city manager candidates share ideas on stress & conflict coping skills

City managers face stress and conflict, which prompted interest in questions about those twin troubles and related matters when Carson City’s five candidates for the role were interviewed by a citizens’ committee

Pitching will be key for CHS down the stretch

One thing has become painfully evident 11 games into Carson High’s baseball season — a lack of consistent pitching efforts.

Business briefly

Moline named No. 4 agent in state Laura Moline with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates ranked as the No. 4 agent in the State of Nevada for her production accomplishments in 2013.

It’s not too late to file your taxes

Have you ever had something that you needed to do, but kept putting it off because you still had time? For many folks, getting their tax return prepared before April 15 is one of those things that keeps getting put off. Now, we are fewer than 10 days from the due date of most 2013 Income Tax Returns. Perhaps you’re one of those people who gets things done early and you’ve already filed, and maybe even gotten your refund too. But for those who haven’t filed yet, that sickening knot in the pit of your stomach is starting to make its presence felt.

Carson and Dayton Little Leagues say ‘play ball’

Silverada Little League kicked off its opening ceremony Saturday morning with a parade from Dayton High School to the baseball fields. Cory Fowler, a former coach for six years and league board member since 2006, threw out the first pitch.

Senators overpower North Valleys

The Senators had an easy time in the pool on Friday, routing North Valleys in both the boys and girls competitions.

Man dead after shooting in Silver Springs

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Silver Springs on Friday. Shortly after 9 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to the 8000 block of Catfish Street after receiving a call in which the female called said she had just shot her adult son.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: WEDNESDAY A 43-year-old transient was arrested at 8:39 a.m. on a contempt of court warrant in the 1400 block of North Carson Street after she was stopped for running a red light on a bicycle. She was pulled over after attempting to flee from patrol deputies on the bike. Bail was set at $500.

Roger Diez: Sample takes IMCA Modified feature

Last Saturday was opening day for the 3/8 mile clay oval at Fernley 95A Speedway.

Health enrollment period extended

The thousands of Nevadans who were unable to sign up for health care by the March 31 deadline have eight more weeks to get it done.

Pinwheels placed on lawn outside Legislature

Groups trying to bring more awareness to the epidemic of child abuse and neglect reports in Nevada studded the lawn outside the Nevada Legislature with silver and blue pinwheels Friday.

WNC splits with league-leader

Seeing their chances of winning the Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball title diminishing with a first-game defeat to Salt Lake on Friday, the Western Nevada College Wildcats pulled off a crucial 5-3 victory to stay in contention.

Solar panels to bring light to Sierra Lutheran

An alternative energy project is under construction at Sierra Lutheran High School in Sunridge, but it’s not a windmill. Black Rock Solar began work installing 324 ground-mounted panels at the school in February. The company is also installing 193 rooftop panels at Silver State Charter School in Carson City.

Friday, April 4

Barbara E. Sullivan

Barbara E. Sullivan, 92, of Carson City, passed away peacefully Monday, March 31 in Reno, NV. She was born in Rapid City, SD on October 13, 1921 to the late Lee and Emily Dennis.

Gale (Tim) Timmerman

Tim was born to Gale and Marian Timmerman on December 10, 1927 in Eureka California. Tim is preceded in death by Son Mark. Tim worked his entire life for Pacific Bell and retired from AT&T.


Relay for Life The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer. If you would like to h

Driver of motorcycle in crash dies

The second person on the motorcycle that crashed the evening of March 22 has now died of his injuries. The cycle driven by Andrey Gallegos, 20, of Sparks crashed at high speed into the rear quarter of a Chevy pickup. Gallegos and his passenger Audrey Rugemas, 21, were critically injured and taken by Care Flight to Renown Hospital in Reno.

Thursday, April 3

Friday Fodder: Another player transfers from Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... An already dismal outlook for the 2014-15 Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball season grew even more dreary this week.

Prep Roundup: Senators rally for win

After two innings of Thursday’s Sierra League matchup, the Carson softball team found itself in an 8-1 hole.

State workers get benefits restored

The Nevada Public Employee Benefits Program board on Thursday approved a plan for the coming year that improves benefits including restoring some that were cut during the recession.

Pershing Gold targets 2015 for mining at Relief Canyon

Pershing Gold and its wholly owned subsidiary, Gold Acquisition Corporation, owner and operator of the Relief Canyon mine in Pershing County, are working toward re-opening the mine and expanding known resources at the site just outside of Lovelock.

Coming soon: Bark in the Park

Calling all dog lovers and race/walk competitors! Mark May 3 on your calendars and join us at Churchill County Fairgrounds for our annual Strut-Your-Mutt 5K Walk/Run and Bark in the Park, one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Come and be a part of a day filled with fun activities. The 5K walk/run, which includes our two- and four-legged friends, will start at 9 a.m., and Bark in the Park will “run” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Missing planes and media misdirection

Before I start on today’s topic, there is a free presentation about Common Core by John Eppolito on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Convention Center. If you have questions about Common Core and want to hear from those who oppose it, this is worth an hour or so of your time.


For a current list of classes, visit or if you have questions call the Fallon Community Education Office at 775-423-7565 ext. 2240.

Prose readings highlight April at CAC

Reno-based artist, Tamara Scronce, will give a talk tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Classroom Gallery at the Oats Park Art Center.

Millennials must plan for short- and long-term goals right now

If you’re one of the “millennials” — the generation that began in the early 1980s — you are still in the early stages of your career. Retirement must seem like a long way off — yet, it’s never too soon to start planning for it. At the same time, though, you may also have shorter-term goals. Can you make progress toward your near-term and long-term objectives at the same time?

Group presents Common Core info on Monday

Nevadans for Local Control of Education will conduct a town hall meeting about Common Core on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.

CEDA breakfast resumes this month

The Churchill Economic Development Authority is having its monthly Business Council breakfast on April 16 at 7 p.m.


The rabbit’s foot has long been employed to ward off the hoodo, but it may be used in a practical way too. A rabbit’s foot on the desk of E. D. Frazzini bore evidence of use as a pen-wiper. Mr. Frazzini stated that “in the old country, they always used rabbit’s feet for that purpose.” Even in the schools in his native land, children were taught to use them, without any thought of chasing the hoodo.”

Work underway in Nevada on the world’s first hybrid solar thermodynamic/geothermal plant

Enel Green Power, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc., has started works on the construction of a solar thermodynamic power plant to operate alongside the existing Stillwater geothermal power station, which is already paired with a 26 MW photovoltaic facility.


Stremmel Gallery Stremmel Gallery proudly presents Robert Brady’s “The 8th Trough,” an exhibition of new works through April 19. This will mark Stremmel Gallery’s seventh exhibition featuring the Nevada-born artist. It will include latest explorations in mixed media sculpture, ceramics, and works on paper.

Spotlight: Dancing with the Stars nears

It’s dancing time again in the Lahontan Valley.

Keeping delicious Easter traditions alive

With Easter just around the corner, you’re probably thinking about how to keep the holiday celebration fresh and new, while also honoring those family traditions everyone loves. One way to meld old and new in celebration of Easter is through everyone’s favorite holiday tradition — the food!

Commissioners give Drakulich second chance

The Churchill County Commissioners faced a tough decision at their Thursday meeting on whether or not they should terminate Paul Drakulich’s contract for legal services in light of a Nevada Supreme Court order.

Nevada state OSHA issues Bango 3 serious citations

Bango Oil Refinery has received three serious citations from the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration due to a December explosion that seriously burned a Fallon employee.

Bealls opens fashionable store in Fallon

Bealls is thrilled to bring Fallon shoppers a new department store on April 24 when the popular retailer will celebrate its grand opening at 920 W. Williams Ave.

Four schools poised to join I-A

With a laundry-list of proposals and action items, realignment was the hot topic to emerge from the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control spring meeting in Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday.

Football camp starts Monday

Only several days remain for a local spring break football camp featuring current and ex-NFL players.

RIDING THE PINE: NIAA realignment must be realigned

As realignment lunges deeper into the spotlight, the sooner the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association must become in being proactive.

Growing in AAU

Nearly every sport has turned into a year-round commodity, especially basketball.

Softball camp, Rattlesnake 5K set for Saturday

The Fallon softball team hosts its youth camp on Saturday at the varsity field.

Fallon rodeo club starts strong

The Fallon rodeo club is off to a solid start for the spring season.

Town hall meeting to survey residents on many issues

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) in partnership with Nevada Broadcasters Association, will hold a series of town hall meetings in April to survey residents about their feelings on issues facing the state, particularly in regards to persons with disabilities.

Hearing for Ty Robben in hit man case set for April 23

Reno Justice of the Peace Harold Albright has ordered an April 23 preliminary hearing to determine whether Ty Robben will face trial on charges he tried to hire a hit man to kill Carson Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Manager candidates offer range of ideas

Reducing city personnel costs is tough, Carson City’s five chief executive candidates said Tuesday. They mentioned technology, efficiency, collaboration and sustainable-compensation agreements as ways to achieve the goal.

Tahoe fisherman nets best two-fish catch

Captain Gene St. Denis’s fishing at Lake Tahoe is off to a strong start this spring.

Lender launches property-tax lien financing in Nevada

Most folks in many counties pay their property taxes on time, but a Texas company sees opportunity in those who account for the 2 percent of taxes that don’t get paid when they’re due.

Pine Nuts: ‘Big Joy’ – she was 99 red balloons

Sundays are so special this time of year when we can choose take in some spring skiing, or if it’s snowing, stay inside and take in some breathtaking college hoops.

Wednesday, April 2

Live entertainment

Craig Fletcher will perform with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher will perform with Terri Campillo and Rocky Tatarelli at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and with Gerry Wright and Campillo on Saturday at Glen Eagles.

Classical guitar player to perform April 26

Classical guitarist George Sakellariou will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Brewery Arts Center.

Carson City company takes sausages out to the ballgame

Joe Tonino’s pitching means that for a third year, his abilities will be front and center for the baseball home opener of the Reno Aces. He’s not the opening-day pitcher. He’s the man behind Carson City’s The Sausage Factory, supplier of the Aces’ ballpark’s official hot dogs and sausages. He pitches his products with quiet passion.

Prep Roundup: Dutcher outstanding in Senators’ victory

Dustin Dutcher threw a complete game two-hitter as the Carson High baseball knocked off North Valleys 7-1 on Wednesday in the Spanish Springs Invitational.

Carson, Douglas girls help STFC soccer to success

Douglas and Carson high school soccer players helped two South Tahoe Futbol Club teams to tournament success this past weekend in Sparks and Phoenix, respectively.

William E. Saurer

Bill Saurer passed away on March 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Bill was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota on June 30, 1924.

Otis Stoliby

Otis Stoliby, son of John and Sarah Stoliby, husband of Tony Elizabeth Stoliby, father of Fred Stoliby, stepfather of Renee Fredericks and Lynette Rojo, grandfather of numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, departed this earth on March 30, 2014, returning to his heavenly home. He bids farewell to his family and many friends, and asks God’s blessing to all. At his request there will not be any services.To view the online memorial and sign the register book please visit

Toni Krouse Langson

Toni Krouse Langson, 67, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 29, 2014 after an 18 year battle with breast cancer.



Silver Springs man arrested on suspicion of DUI, speeding in school zone

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: TUESDAY • 12:33 a.m.: Mark Edward Davis, 27, of Carson City was arrested in the 2700 block of South Carson Street on suspicion of a felony parole-and-probation violation, as well as on an alternative-sentencing violation. Also arrested was a 22-year-old Reno man, on a warrant out of Reno. According to their arrest reports, a deputy went to a hotel on a report of possible fraud.

Trial opens for man accused of sexually assaulting girl

The trial of a man charged with sexually assaulting a girl beginning when she was 8 opened Tuesday in Carson District Court. James Johnson faces seven counts of lewdness and sexual assault from the time the girl was 8 until she was 15.

Churchill County sports briefs

Elementary track meet Thursday The Churchill County High School track and field team hosts its 10th annual track and field meet for third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders on Thursday.

De Braga tests pro waters once more

Call him the next Rudy Ruettiger but quit is a four-letter word nonexistant in Trevor de Braga’s vocabulary.

Boys track takes third at Elks Invitational

Despite a brutal wind, the Fallon track teams were a success at the 42 annual Fallon-Elks Invitational on Saturday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Fallon’s Killer Bs

Less than a month into the season, Tyler Bagby and Branden Beeghly have become Fallon’s version of the Killer Bs.

Power surges Lady Wave softball past Spartans

The Fallon softball team has served notice to the Northern Division I-A. The Lady Wave again ran roughshod over another foe en route to a three-game sweep on Saturday.

Kalt’s play lands tennis scholarship

Garrettt Kalt proved that he’s one of the best doubles players in the region on the court. Now, he’s proving his writing hand is just as good as his backhand.

Prep Roundup: Carson softball pounds Damonte

RENO — Bailey Allen and Michelle Perry drove in four runs apiece to lead Carson High’s softball team to an easy 23-6 win over Damonte Ranch in a Division I softball game Tuesday afternoon.

Community Sports Roundup: Nevada Wolf Pack hosting football camps

The University of Nevada football camp is slated for June 23-24 at Mackay Stadium. Head coach Brian Polian and his staff will be the instructors.

Authors introduce book about Alamo defender’s family

Fernley author Mary Jean Kelso recently returned from a trip to Texas where she and co-author of “A Visual History Record of Alamo Defender Gordon Cartwright Jennings’ Family” Wendy Whiteman participated in Alamo memorial services honoring her great-great-grandfather, Gordon Cartwright Jennings, and other Alamo heroes.

Recipe: Basque egg casserole by Carolyn Eichin

Casseroles get a bum rap. That is, they are not trendy anymore, nor are they considered healthy. Also, most of us don’t want to eat cream of mushroom soup poured over soft vegetables, the traditional 1950s-era casserole base.

Nevada voter-registration numbers flat in March

Nevada’s voter-registration numbers were basically flat from February to March as the number of statewide active voters increased by just 5,027.

Tuesday, April 1

Just tell Canada no

The N.Y. Daily News reports that up to 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash poison seeped into the Dan River in North Carolina from a Duke Energy power plant on Feb. 7, 2014. The seepage was from a 27-acre storage pond. The waste is known to contain dangerous elements, including mercury, lead, and uranium. A spokesperson for Duke Energy said they didn’t know when or how the seepage could be stopped. They had another “accident” that crushed the leaking pipeline and accidentally stopped the leak. They say they’ll dredge the river, but, the muck was found 20 miles downstream in Danville, Va., in just two days. NBC reports there are 20 or so such ponds in North Carolina already seeping toxins.

Favorite ordinary times

This year is my son Doug’s 50th reunion for Wissahickon High School in Ambler, Pa. It’s also the same year our family moved west. Doug would love to attend, but it doesn’t appear he’ll be able to go.

‘Celebrate Us’ new artists

The Churchill County “Celebrate Us” project is displaying new artwork from local talent and is also working on upcoming events.

Editorial: Common Core opposition growing

A movement has begun to sweep the country in almost every state as opponents to the recently enacted Common Core program feel the federal government has too much of a hand in local education matters.

Fill your breakfast bowl with cereal

Today’s hectic lifestyles make it easy to neglect healthy eating habits, especially in the morning. Although breakfast is the most commonly skipped meal, it’s important to get your day started right with a well-rounded helping of protein and nutrients – which you can find in the easiest of breakfasts, a bowl of cereal with one cup of skim milk.

Helpful tips for no nonsense naptime for toddlers

As parents go through the learning process of creating a healthy sleep routine for their children, they learn that bedtime is non-negotiable; naptime should be treated the same way.

February gaming wins are down in many Nevada areas

February gaming win dropped 13.7 percent to $926 million in February, but that’s largely because February 2013 was so strong, said Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton.

Churchill taxable salesdecline

Taxable sales in Nevada rose 2.1 percent in January over the same month last year, helped in part by notable gains in the state’s tourism sector, the Department of Taxation reported Thursday.


Relay for Life The Relay for Life is Fallon’s community gathering where everyone can join in the fight against cancer. If you would like to help Finish the Fight against Cancer, call Lacey Lehman at 310-889-55055 or Peach Sims at 334-868-3300.

Best tips to ease spring allergies

It’s about that time: Temperatures rise, trees bloom and your nose starts to run. It itches, too; you keep sneezing or coughing, and your eyes won’t stop watering. These are all signs of seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever and most commonly caused by tree pollen that irritates your nasal passages.

Avoiding common tax errors

We all make mistakes. But if you make a mistake on your tax return, the IRS may need to contact you to correct it. That will delay your refund.

Helpful tips if you are doing farming tax returns

There are many tax benefits for people in the farming business. Farms include plantations, ranches, ranges and orchards. Farmers may raise livestock, poultry or fish, or grow fruits or vegetables.

Questions to ask your CPA during tax season

Many people talk to their accountant just once a year – right about now, said financial consultant Larry D. Roby.

It’s the end of an era

A familiar dining establishment among locals closed its doors on Sunday after serving customers for almost 40 years.

Commissioners meet Thursday

The first County Commission meeting of April will be conducted Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the City of Fallon Council Chambers, 55 West Williams Avenue.

Carson River Watershed Forum set Thursday

Water and conservation-related issues are set for discussion Thursday at a forum in Carson City.

Around the county with CCSO

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office K-9 corps has been getting a good workout.

Eight-week ‘Grow Your Own’ series begins Thursday

Beginning Thursday, Cooperative Extension horticulture specialist Dr. Heidi Kratsch will teach a class called “Bring Beneficial Insects to your Garden with Native Plants.”


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Nevada’s special education funding falling way short

A task force studying how Nevada schools are funded was told Monday that special education funding hasn’t come anywhere near keeping pace with costs, as well as that the federal contribution has dropped dramatically over the years.

Laurie Brooks Buck

Laurie Brooks Buck was born on Sept 20, 1961 in New Haven Ct, the daughter of Judy and Vern Buck. She died March 22, 2014 in Reno Nevada. She and her loving partner of 20 years Bill Frey shared a home in Carson City NV.

Carolyn Aster

Carolyn Rachel Aster, loving mother, loving wife and loving Gamma, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home in Minden, Nevada, on March 29, 2014 after an eighteen month long struggle with cancer. Carol was born on December 26, 1941 in Chicago, IL.


George L. Farmer, 69, passed away March 26, 2014 in Carson City, NV. George was born December 19, 1944 in Ventura, CA to J.P. and Lucille Farmer. He grew up in Oak View, CA. Graduated from Ventura High School in 1963.

Elmer G. Richey

Elmer G. Richey, passed away March 22, 2014 at 5:00 AM. Elmer was born on October 3, 1920 in Chicago, IL Orphaned at age 12 he set out on his own an explored the country until he joined the Army in 1939. Elmer served his country in WWII until 1945. In 1973, Elmer married his long time friend, Geraldine (Gerry). In 1979, Elmer and Gerry moved from Southern California to Carson City where they both blended into the local

Margaret Louise Warren

Margaret Louise Warren, a 24-year resident of Nevada, passed away peacefully in Carson City on March 10, 2014, just one day after her 93rd birthday. Margaret was born in Springerville, Arizona, on March 9, 1921, the youngest of four children born to her parents.

Thomas Gerald Koche

Jan. 15, 1942 - March 27, 2014