Stories for August 2014


Sunday, August 31

Berntson leads Dayton over Lovelock (with gallery, videos)

DAYTON — Skyler Berntson spent his spring on the track and his summer in the weightroom, and the results were easy to see.

Woman dies after single vehicle rollover in Carson City

An elderly woman is dead after a single vehicle rollover at Highway 50 East and East Nye Lane, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office issues 43 citations during crosswalk operation

A total of 43 citations were issued during a Pedestrian Crosswalk Operation by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. A majority of Friday’s citations were for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Prep Roundup: Delgado takes 9th for Carson High

The young Carson High boys and girls cross country teams received a huge test to begin the season at the high-powered Twilight Classic on Friday night in Reno. All of Northern Nevada’s top teams and several top teams from California competed in the event.

Fajardo leads Nevada Wolf Pack over Southern Utah

The Nevada Wolf Pack’s 28-19 season-opening victory over the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at Mackay Stadium on Saturday definitely had a 2013 feel to it.

Goles to marry Fouch in 2015

John and Lynda Henricksen of Carson City and Dave Goles of Dayton are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Kevin Richard Goles to Tiffany Lynn Fouch. Fouch is the daughter of Judy Fouch of Petoskey, Mich., and Steve Fouch of Traverse City, Mich.

Darrell Moody: Carson City’s Nelson, Pradere headed to Goodwill series

Joe Nelson and Connor Pradere have been selected to participate in the 20th annual Australia Goodwill Series in baseball.

Saturday, August 30

The final run of the V & T railroad

With farewell ceremonies confined to exercises conducted by school children at Steamboat, the Virginia & Truckee railroad will make its final run Wednesday morning.

Art group meets Sept. 11 in Minden

With farewell ceremonies confined to exercises conducted by school children at Steamboat, the Virginia & Truckee railroad will make its final run Wednesday morning.

Piper’s Opera House hosting fundraiser for Alzheimer’s

Earl Dutton presents a musical fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

September events set at Sierra Place

Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, will hold four free events in September.

Friends of the Nevada State Museum to present murder mystery show

Friends of the Nevada State Museum will present a murder mystery show Sept. 6 in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St.

Carson City Kiwanis sets Evening on the Comstock

Carson City Kiwanis presents its Evening on the Comstock from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St.

Hypnosis comedy show is Sept. 6 at Carson City Community Center

Dan Kimm will present HYPNOT!C, a hypnosis comedy show to benefit the Wendy Robards Universal Dream Park Foundation, at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Carson City Community Center.

Events planned at wildlife center in Reno

Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road in Reno, announces the upcoming events:

Football: Nevada Wolf Pack won’t take Southern Utah lightly

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack football team is saying all the right things this week.

Prep Roundup: Carson High girls soccer blanked by Montgomery (with video)

The Carson High girls soccer team played on even terms for one half with Northern California power Montgomery of Sata Rosa, but a five-minute span in the second half proved costly.

Points races scheduled for tonight in Fernley

Fernley 95A Speedway holds the 13th points race of the season tonight, featuring all the regular track racing divisions.

Friday, August 29

Dudley L. Kline, Jr.

Dudley L. Kine Jr, 76, of Lake Tahoe Nevada passed away at his home August 12 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born to Dudley and Naomi Kline on April 19, 1938 in Reno, Nevada.

Robert Leon Gilder

Robert Leon Gilder passed away Renown Medical Center on August 19, 2014 of complications from COPD. He was born in Bend Oregon February 22, 1943 to Leon and Josine Gilder.

Jack W. Bass

Mr. Bass died July 27, 2014, at home after a long convalescence. He was born in Paris, Texas and resided in Hayward, Ca., before moving to Carson City in 1976. Among his survivors are his wife, Joanie, sons Wayne and Daniel, daughter Diane Starratt all of Carson City and daughter Donna Starratt of Fernley. Mr. Bass has 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. There will be a “Celebration Of Life Memorial” for Mr. Bass on August 31, 2014 at 4:00pm

Marching band debuts one of largest ensembles on Saturday

From 120 members in 2012 to 180 in 2014, the University of Nevada, Reno has seen its marching band, the “Pride of the Sierra,” grow in numbers, support and pride.

Thursday, August 28

Friday Fodder: Schedule favors Wolf Pack football team

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...It really won’t be much of an accomplishment for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team to become bowl eligible this season.

New coach, new offense for Carson High boys soccer

New head coach and a new offense. That is the early story with the Carson High boys soccer program. New head coach Michael Alvarez has replaced Medhi Saami and installed a 4-3-3 offense entering the Sept. 6 opener at Reno High School.

Dust Devils face familiar foe in opener

DAYTON — Dayton football coach Rob Turner admits that first games make him nervous.

Carson High faces top-notch opponent in Clayton Valley

Without a doubt this could well be the toughest opening football game Carson High has encountered since Blair Roman took the reins six years ago.

Legislators have beef with BLM, Forest Service

The legislative interim committee on public lands approved a series of recommendations Thursday calling for changes in how grazing permits are handled and demanding BLM and the Forest Service comply with the Wild Horse and Burro Act.

What’s the ‘right stuff’ for entrepreneurial success?

Rod Jorgensen calls it a checkup from the neck up. People who think they have the right stuff to become successful entrepreneurs too often rush into business before they’ve taken a good and honest look at themselves.

Cattlemen group hires new executive director

After a candidate search, the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association hired Stephanie Licht of Spring Creek as its new executive director.


Menu and Activity Schedule Monday-Friday

Offense by committee key for Dayton success

The biggest question facing coach Rob Turner and the Dayton Dust Devils is a big one. How do you replace Austin Fletcher’s 1,991 all-purpose yards, 18 touchdowns and 114 tackles? The answer is fairly simple. You don’t, at least with one guy.

Four legendary war heroes have left us

Four legendary American military heroes, whose ages ranged from 70 to 97, have left us in recent weeks.

Processing facility opens in Silver Springs

Processing held a grand opening last week for its 142,000-square foot processing facility in Silver Springs.

Amazon’s departure surprises Fernley officials

Amazon’s decision to move its fulfillment center from Fernley to Reno came as a surprise to Fernley City Manager Chris Good and the owner of the building at 1600 E. Newlands Drive that Amazon has called home since 1999.

Napa earthquake offers reminders to West’s earthquake areas

Sunday’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that have rattled Napa, Calif., is reminding residents in the West of the continual dangers of earthquakes.

Wave aims for championship

A state championship. That is the expectation for the Fallon football team.

Williams leads Spartans’ attack

There will be a familiar face on the Spring Creek High School football bench for the 2014 season.

Fernley shoots for next step

They went from plucky to pesky to a handful over the past two year. Now, the Fernley football team aims to take the next step and cement its status as one of the best in the Northern Division I-A.

Indians relay on rebuilt O-line

A high turnover rate means lot of opportunities this fall on the Elko football team. The Indians lost a lot of starters, including their entire offensive line, and will look to rebuild as they make a push to qualify for the playoffs for a fourth time in five years.

Triplett’s arm opens holes for Colts

Some wouldn’t consider a 4-5 record successful, but for the Wooster football team, it’s a noticeable improvement after spending consecutive seasons as the pin cushion for the Northern Division I-A.

Questions loom large for Lowry

Everything seems to go in cycles, and the Lowry High School football team has been enjoying one of its best stretches in school history over the last four years.

With QB healthy, Vikings optimistic

There’s only one way to go for the South Tahoe football team.

Sparks aims to break streak

To say that times have been tough for the Sparks High football program would be the understatement of the year, or maybe the past two years. That’s the same number of years in which the SHS gridiron club has failed to win even a single game.

Montana artist to give free talk next month

Montana artist Robert Royhl will give a talk on his paintings and prints that are now on view at the Art Center. The show “Odd Encounters: Scenes from the New World,” features a selection of work done by the artist between 1989 and 2014.

Truckee football | Wolverines looking to regain championship form

It’s been awhile since the 12-time state champion Wolverines entered a season as anything but the team to beat.

Sheriff’s captain hangs up his badge

Barren walls surrounded his desk, his desktop cleared of all stacks of papers and trays.

Proposed budget unfair to community colleges

Nevada’s Board of Regents has sent the Governor a higher education budget proposal with a 15 percent requested spending increase for the next biennium (2015-17).

The final run of the V & T railroad

With farewell ceremonies confined to exercises conducted by school children at Steamboat, the Virginia & Truckee railroad will make its final run Wednesday morning.

Fort Ruby: Gone but not forgotten

It was hell being stationed at Fort Ruby in eastern Nevada. Established in September 1862, the fort provided a military presence to protect emigrants heading to California and Oregon as well as the Overland Stage and Mail Service.

Celebrating service dogs: The guide dog

What would we do without service dogs? The top-10 service dogs in America are, in no particular order, police dogs, fire dogs, search and rescue dogs, U.S. customs and border protection dogs, military dogs, guide and hearing dogs, therapy dogs, seizure alert dogs, physical assistance dogs and dogs for diabetics. For many people, the last five types make a huge difference in their ability to live independently.

Work to become a better investor

On Monday, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort — and that’s certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the more likely you are to make progress toward your goals.

Ranchers to tell of their troubles with the feds

Nevada ranchers Cliven Bundy and Ramona Hage-Morrison will be on the Churchill County Fairgrounds stage on Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. to tell of their battles to save their family heritage, property rights and to protect rangeland grazing.

Students begin online academy school year

Nevada Connections Academy students in Churchill County began to log into their classes this week.

Parade pays tribute to fire department

The Fallon Lions Club 64th Labor Day parade is Monday, and the parade will honor those who are at the front lines of most incidents, the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department.

Labor Day closures, restrictions

Labor Day weekend ushers out the summer fun and welcomes the slow ascent into the autumn season.

Have fun this weekend

The Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department‘s mud volleyball tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and includes the double elimination in the annual Nevada State Championship Tournament and the single elimination consolation Cantaloupe Festival Tournament.

Carson City gaming win down again in July

Carson Valley casinos reported a 3.5 percent decrease in gaming win for July. Carson Valley, which includes valley portions of Douglas as well as the capital, has now recorded three consecutive decreases in monthly win and seven decreases in the past eight months when compared to the same month a year earlier.

Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary hosting ‘Wedding from Hell’ performances

Proscenium Players, Inc., will present “The Wedding from Hell,” a murder mystery dinner show sponsored by Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary, on Sept. 27 in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion.

JOIN receives grant to train unemployed

JOIN, Inc., Northern Nevada’s nonprofit job training agency has received a grant from the Department of Labor’s Emergency Grant funding program to provide immediate help to individuals who have been unemployed for 27 week or more and have qualified for unemployment insurance. Individual do not have to be unemployed 27 weeks consecutively to qualify. Funding for the program is available through June 30, 2015.

Edmiston takes the reins at Dayton

Mike Edmiston spent the 2013 volleyball season coaching at Dayton Intermediate, and watching plenty of Dayton High games.

Volleyball season preview: Young Carson High team ready to make their mark

A lack of height has forced Carson High volleyball coach Robert Maw to change the way he will attack people this year.

Nevada Interim Finance Committee nix’s travel plans for Department of Agriculture

The Interim Finance Committee voted Wednesday to eliminate the Department of Agriculture’s proposed funding for overseas trips with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.


For Jesse Medina, Saturday’s season-opener against Clayton Valley Charter means more to him than many of his teammates.

June taxable sales up 4.7 percent

Taxable sales rose 4.7 percent statewide in June to $4.15 billion. But Carson City didn’t share in the good news as total sales fell 1.6 percent to $69.5 million.

Wednesday, August 27

Carson City live entertainment schedule

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.

Carson teams open Thursday

Northern Division I tennis has a new look this year. Instead of two leagues with Division I and Division IA teams mixed together, each classification will have its own league, meaning Carson will play 11 matches against other large-school teams beginning with Thursday’s match (3 p.m.) at Spanish Springs.

Paul Michel Laxalt

Our dear husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend Paul M. Laxalt, has left us too soon. He passed away at his home in Reno, Nevada on August 24, 2014.

Study spotlights key healthcare needs in Northern Nevada

A 14-month study of healthcare jobs in Northern Nevada has identified three key professions the state needs to foster.

TOCCATA presents 9/11 memorial concert

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will begin the Carson Valley Arts Council’s 2014-2015 concert series with a performance that commemorates the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, in the sanctuary of Saint Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

Riverview Citizens of the Month

Riverview Elementary School’s Citizens of the Month for February are:

Kain, Hennessey to wed in August in Carson City

Michele Erica Kain and Brenden Thomas Hennessey are engaged to be married Aug. 3, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Carson City.

Simms, Mikami to marry in May

John and Karen Simms, together with Craig and Sherri Mikami, announce the engagement of their children, Tyler Simms and Kimi Mikami. Simms and Mikami will marry on May 18, 2013, in the Bountiful Temple in Bountiful, Utah.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital. March 11, 2013

Births for Sunday, April 14, 2013

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center • To Leslie and Gary Campbell of Gardnerville, a son, Ty Jensen Campbell, born April 2, 2013, weighing 8 pounds and 2 ounces.

Update: Prisoner in escape attempt identified

A Warm Springs prison inmate was recaptured Tuesday evening after an apparent escape attempt. Brian Kakowski, 41, was “observed outside the perimeter fence” just before 6 p.m.

Sheriff’s Office warns of lottery scam

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office is now warning of a lottery scam:

DA drops kidnapping charges against father

Kidnapping charges against a California man who did not return his daughter to her mother after a planned visit in early January have been dropped, according to the Churchill County District Attorney’s office.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks missing teen

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks the community’s help in finding Blaze Christopher Thomas. Thomas, 16, was in the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services. On July 31, he left his current residence at 3457 Orovada Dr., where he was placed in foster care with his aunt. According to neighbors who reported him leaving the home around 11 a.m. he was carrying a duffel bag and suitcase, which he strapped to the back of his motorbike/scooter.

Thefts have residents on edge

City and county resident and business owners are nervous. Numerous homeowners and businesses have been burglarized since the spring as the crimes have turned many residents on edge.

John Bullis: Avoid the penalty for underpayment of estimated tax

If your individual income tax return ends up with a balance to pay of more than $1,000, you may incur a small penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Form 2210 is used to compute the penalty, and it is a fun form with many special rules.

Spikers in high spirits to open season

The deck may seem stacked against the Fallon volleyball team, but the squad is brimming with optimism.

Wave sets sight on state

The quest continues for a berth in the state tournament for the Fallon boys soccer team.

Lady Wave playing with purpose

The taste of bitterness sits with the Fallon girls soccer team. After an ugly 2-0 loss to Truckee in the regional playoffs last season, the Lady Wave is determined to avenge the loss and finally reach the state tournament.

Lady Wave builds off last season

Most of the momentum carried into last year’s state tournament will need to be recreated if the Lady Wave tennis team wants to return this year.

Runners gunning for state repeat

When Tommy Thomson helmed the Greenwave football program in the 1990s, he didn’t fully understand the cross country.

Boys chargingfor league title

Fielding one of his largest senior teams since he began coaching the Greenwave 12 years ago, John Moore has a good feeling about 2014.

Park shoots for state bid

With the star player on the bench to begin the season, someone has to step up.

Tuesday, August 26

New chili in town; it’s time to visit ‘Moritaville’

Move over chipotle, there’s a new chili in town.

Outpatient versus inpatient admission

Hospital care can be complex and expensive. Strangely, a short hospital trip may cost more than an extended stay.

Pedestrian safety should be a priority

Western Nevada has seen a number of collisions involving pedestrians during the past month, and pedestrian safety continues to be a concern. With school starting this week, more children will be walking to and from school, and drivers will need to be extra cautious. With that in mind, the Western Nevada Safe Routes to School Program wishes to remind motorists and pedestrians of some important safety laws.

State gets 502 applications for medical marijuana licenses

The state Health Division received a total of 502 applications for licenses under the newly established medical marijuana program, 39 percent or about 195 of them for dispensaries.

Healthy back-to-school pointers

With a new school year beginning this last week and with so many families being busier than ever, I’d like to offer some ideas to help start the school year off on a healthy foot!

Suffer the little children ....

A great many conservatives/Republicans claim to be pro-life, determined to protect the unborn. After a child is born, however, too many of them seem willing to let these children literally suffer, contrary to what Jesus meant. Under the subterfuge of promoting self-reliance, several Republican leaders have proposed hideous plans which would create a class society based solely on whether one is a member of the “lucky sperm” club or not. These plans actually promote contempt for those less privileged, while reinforcing the idea of the inherent superiority of those born to good fortune.

Banner Churchill using new fuel efficient ambulance

Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s Emergency Medical Service, or EMS, is doubling its gas mileage and is on its way to saving up to $9,000 per year thanks to the newest ambulance in its fleet.

Expecting quality service

Friday’s edition of our LVN contains an article stating that Fallon is among the best places to live in Nevada. It also discloses that we have one restaurant per 235 inhabitants. I believe that’s true, since my son, Doug, and I’ve tried all them at least once.

Library’s interactive way to reading books

The Churchill County Library recently ended its summer reading program with an increase of more than 50 children from last year.

School trustees meet 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.

Fernley man booked on child porn

A 27-year-old Fernley man is in custody on allegations of sexual abuse and child pornography, according to the Churchill County District Attorney’s Office.

Women’s group adopts soldier

The Fernley Republican Women have adopted Zachary Matheus, son of Rick and Judge Lori Matheus of Fernley.

Radon poster contest open

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites Nevada students to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2015 Nevada Radon Poster Contest.

Social media spawns ignorance

Social media, specifically Twitter and Facebook, has riled up a nation over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teenager who was shot six times by a police officer.

Busy Labor Day weekend ahead for Churchill County

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival will celebrate its 29th birthday this Labor Day weekend and is Nevada’s longest running agricultural event.

Brothel owners to Sen. Harry Reid, after ‘coward’ comment: Focus on issues

Sen. Harry Reid’s latest call to end legal prostitution in Nevada drew sharp reactions from two Nevada brothels. Jeremy Lemur of Sheri’s Ranch in Pahrump and Dennis Hoff of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch just outside of Carson City argued legal brothels have a positive effect on their communities, not a negative impact.

‘Always Lost’ coming to Minden Inn

A Douglas County landmark is preparing to display Western Nevada College’s contribution to the scars of war, “Always Lost: A Meditation on War.”

Report: State should pay for indigent legal counsel

A subcommittee examining how indigents are provided legal counsel in rural Nevada says it’s time for the state to step up and fully fund the Nevada public defender’s office so it can provide services statewide.

Reno Highway fire

A Tuesday afternoon fire in a mobile home park at 4910 Reno Highway destroyed a single wide trailer.

Chuck Muth: If she walks, talks like a Democrat, she’s a Democrat

“In a piece of campaign literature,” writes columnist Steve Sebelius, “state Senate District 9 candidate Becky Harris declares she’s ‘not your typical Republican.’ In fact, her stances on education funding, certain taxes, and other issues sound downright Democratic.”

Moms to rally for safer births Sept. 1

A group of mothers is joining together with moms in more than 100 cities nationwide to rally to call attention to the state of maternal health care in the U.S.

Is there a doctor on the Burning Man playa? — Yes

Each year, more than 60,000 people descend on the Black Rock Desert north of Gerlach to celebrate art, culture and self-expression during the weeklong Burning Man event. Like any city of that size, some of the residents of Black Rock City will become sick or suffer injury.

Goles to marry Fouch in 2015

John and Lynda Henricksen of Carson City and Dave Goles of Dayton are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Kevin Richard Goles to Tiffany Lynn Fouch. Fouch is the daughter of Judy Fouch of Petoskey, Mich., and Steve Fouch of Traverse City, Mich.

Birth announcements for Sunday, Aug. 23

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Reina Travillion of Carson City, a son, Johnathan Dylan Travillion, born Aug. 9, 2014, weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces.

Five arrested on DUI charges over weekend

Four people were arrested on suspicion of DUI charges following traffic stops during the past weekend, three on charges they were drunk and one allegedly high on marijuana. The first occurred Friday at 6:58 p.m. at Siskiyou and Shriver drives after a patrol deputy saw a vehicle skid through a turn and veer into the opposite traffic lane.

Chamber News & Views: How many historic buildings are left in the downtown Carson City core?

Those who were born here or have lived here over 25 years, give direction using a building name rather than street address. This can be confusing to newcomers, but you soon learn how important these buildings were to the history of this city and also begin to refer to a building instead of a street address. Since we are the very heart of Nevada history, I thought an inventory of the true historical buildings still standing on Carson Street would give residents a sense of history.

Four charged with assault and gang activities

Two men and two women face felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon after Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong made a traffic stop for speeding and was told by the driver that someone was shooting at his girlfriend. Deputies dispatched to the scene at 1505 Edmonds Drive were told two men were shooting at members of the Lima Street gang.

Amazon’s departure surprises Fernley

Amazon’s decision to move its fulfillment center from Fernley to Reno came as a surprise to Fernley City Manager Chris Good and the owner of the building at 1600 E. Newlands Drive that Amazon has called home since 1999. Good says the City of Fernley had been in contact with Amazon executives in recent months, and the online retailer’s decision to move its northern Nevada operations — and workforce of 700 to 900 full-time employees — west to Reno was a shock.

Douglas Co. officials seeking information about three fires

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information on three suspicious fires that were started in the Gardnerville Ranchos early Sunday morning. At 1:39 a.m. Sunday, DSCO and the East Fork Fire responded to a vegetation fire in the vacant lot behind 1309 Langley Avenue. The fire ignited a NV Energy power pole that threatened power to the 16 unit apartment building at that address as well as a fence.

Chamber News & Notes: Uniquely DeLongchamps

Built after 1900, but of historic significance, were the buildings built by Reno-born Frederic Joseph DeLongchamps, the only architect to be designated as the official Nevada State Architect in 1919. What today is designated as the Capitol Complex is home to three unique DeLongchamps designs. Overall, Carson City has four of his designs still in use today:

Chamber News & Views: Times, they are a’changin – for real this time!

News & Views is an advertising-supported supplement from the Carson City Chamber of Commerce. Opinions expressed are those of the author. Letters are welcome:

Chamber News & Views: Even Monday Morning Quarterbacks loved the Fair

I have always been fascinated by those folks referred to as Monday Morning Quarterbacks. You know, the folks who always could have done it better “after” the event or while the event is taking place. These are the folks who have absolutely no idea what it takes to run an event, but certainly are loud and clear about what they “would have done.”

Tongan delegation visits Nevada to celebrate new partnership with Nevada

A delegation of officials from the Pacific Island nation of Tonga finished a week-long tour of Nevada to celebrate a signed partnership.

Monday, August 25

Strings, horn musicians needed for Carson Symphony

The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for the 2014-15 concert season on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at the Carson High School band room.

Keith Anthony Sulprizio

Keith Anthony Sulprizio was born on March 11, 1950 in Oakland, California to Radium Sulprizio and Florence Jeanne Bergeron Sulprizio. He grew up in Lafayette, California playing among the orchards and he graduated from Acalanes High School in 1968.

Traffic halted for Burning Man participants due to rain

The Nevada Highway Patrol with other agencies assisting is temporarily holding the Burning Man participants from entering this event due to rain that has made it difficult for vehicles to travel into the Playa. We are requesting that participants do not try and travel out to the Burning Man area until notified that the roads will be open and passable.

Sunday, August 24

Saturday, August 23

Report: State should pay for indigent legal counsel

A subcommittee examining how indigents are provided legal counsel in rural Nevada says it’s time for the state to step up and fully fund the Nevada public defender’s office so it can provide services statewide.

Hollywood doesn’t stand tall in De La Salle movie

I had been waiting for the movie about the De La Salle football program for a while. I’ll be honest, I perused the internet daily to find the release date, and what people were saying about the film. You see I’m a De La Salle graduate, a member of the fourth graduating class, long before the school became famous for its football team.

Business briefly: Lepire joins Century 21 Jim Wilson Realty; Brummer achieves Southwest Region Award

Garrett Lepire has joined Carson City’s Century 21 Jim Wilson Realty, 1502 N. Carson St., as an agent. Lepire has 14 years experience in the real estate industry. Lepire holds the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), the Electronic Professional (e-Pro), and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations. Garrett is also active in local issues; local sports leagues, and has a wide range of experience volunteering in the community.

Bently Ranch launches online store

Bently Ranch, founded in 1997 and operated by Christopher Bently, today announced the launch of the Bently Ranch Meats online store.

Allen Rowe: The rush of modern coins

One of the largest segments in today’s coin market is modern coinage. Mints from around the world are competing for consumer funds and the U.S. Mint is no different. Earlier this month national headlines were made when the Mint released the three-quarter ounce gold Kennedy half dollar.

Krueger, Mitchell honored

Two former Carson High football stars who were teammates in the late 1990s are the newest members of the Carson High Football Hall of Fame.

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah — Beatles play Las Vegas

Las Vegas Sun Aug. 21, 1964 Hotel Sahara never went through anything like Wednesday night. It likely never will again, either.

Carson strong on offense

RENO — Carson football coach Blair Roman went into Saturday’s scrimmage against Bishop Manogue and Galena looking to see what his team could or couldn’t execute offensively, and he came away happy especially the way his first-team offense performed.

Friday, August 22

Purcell grabs racing win at Fernley track

Carson City driver Tom Purcell scored a victory in the IMCA Modified A main at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night


ENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack football team insists it has put the 2013 season firmly in the past.

Carson, Dayton set for scrimmages today

Like every other football coach in Northern Nevada, Carson High’s Blair Roman is anxious to see his team in pads and knocking heads with another team.

Scammer claiming to be Carson undersheriff

Carson City Sheriff’s officials are warning area residents not to fall for a scammer claiming to be Undersheriff Steve Albertsen. The scammer tells the target they are facing an arrest warrant. Sheriff Ken Furlong said the scammer tells people they have an unpaid traffic ticket recorded by a traffic enforcement camera.

Cleaned Dried Processing debuts new 143,000-square-foot facility

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. — Silver Springs’ location at the junction of Highway 50 and Highway 95-A couldn’t be better for a new factory that’s opening in a long-vacant industrial building. Cleaned Dried Processing Inc. dries tomato seeds and skins that arrive from the Highway 50 corridor in California as well as potatoes from growers in Winnemucca and sugar beets and potatoes from Idaho, north on Highway 95.

Elderly man admits shooting caretaker

An elderly Fish Springs man admitted Tuesday to second degree murder in the shooting death of his caretaker, though he still claimed it was an accident. Melvin Norlund, 81, faces up to life in prison after he admitted to one count of second degree murder in the Nov. 21, 2013, shooting death of Catherine Mary Costanza, 51.

Thursday, August 21

Nevada panel wants marijuana intoxication laws revised

Saying the existing statutes punish people who aren’t actually impaired, a subcommittee studying Nevada’s medical marijuana laws is recommending changes to the impaired driving, employment and other statutes.

State gets 502 applications for medical marijuana licenses

The state Health Division received a total of 502 applications for licenses under the newly established medical marijuana program, 39 percent or about 195 of them for dispensaries.

Yes Virginia, there is baseball in Nevada

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . I get the whole Las Vegas versus Reno thing. I understand Las Vegas believes it’s a separate state from the rest of Nevada and northern Nevada is convinced everything south of Tonopah is merely some southern California junkyard.

Carson gears up for playoff run

The 2013 soccer season was a good one for the Carson High School girls.

University system seeks 14.5 percent increase in proposed budget

The university system is requesting a 14.5 percent increase in its budget for the coming biennium.

Fallon One of the best places to live in Nevada

Low taxes, moderately priced homes and some of the most impressive desert views around are just a few reasons why Nevada is one of the fastest-growing states in the country.

Avoid expensive errors while paying or college

It’s just about Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want to avoid making costly mistakes when preparing for, and paying, those big bills. Here are some of the most common of these errors:

What’s in a name? A lot, so pick carefully

Looking for a name for his newly created small business, Aaron Sion landed upon “Crush.”

NV Energy outlines program, helps rural communities

A fairly new program to assist rural communities was explained on Wednesday to business leaders and the Churchill Economic Development Authority at its monthly breakfast.

Dog and cat trivia

This week I thought it would be fun to list some interesting and/or odd facts about cats and dogs and cats. Let’s start with our canine companions.

New arts council brochure illustrates exciting year

The Churchill Arts Council just published its overview of 2014-20145 season brochure and membership information.

A sign of larger problems?

Ferguson, Missouri. Unless you lived there or nearby at some time, who has heard of it?

Owners responsible for cutting their weeds

Weeds have sprouted up on private property this year to give many yards that ragged Garden of Eden look.

Northern Nevada builds resiliency to future droughts

Managing water in Northern Nevada’s Truckee-Carson River System requires local communities to balance urban, agricultural and ecosystem needs.

Capital may not have been Carson City

When you drive by Nevada’s distinctive silver domed State Capitol in Carson City try to imagine how it would look in Winnemucca or American Flat or Boise, Idaho.

Eat your broccoli or else

If it’s yellow, it must be Jello, If it’s blue, it could be ste-e-w-w-w! From the Hot Lunch! song in the movie Fame, 1980

Feds move to protect bird habitat in Nevada

CARSON CITY — The federal government is moving to protect hundreds of thousands of acres of land in Nevada and several other western states where the yellow-billed cuckoos spend time.

A brief history of square dancing

Henry Ford developed a way of mass-producing horseless carriages so that the masses could get to square dances more easily.


Menu and Activity Schedule Monday-Friday Soup Served Monday–Thursday 11 a.m., Monday–Friday lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Commissioners approved CSBG for youth program

The Churchill County Commissioners met Thursday and approved the $12,000 grant from the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Discretionary Funding Award to support the Youth Work Experience Program.

Library keeps true to the vine

The Churchill County Library Foundation is hosting its 10th annual wine tasting event on Saturday at 7 p.m. with all proceeds to benefit the library building fund.

Couple pleads to bust

Two Californians pleaded Tuesday in District Court to one count each of conspiracy to commit a felony under the Uniformed Controlled Substance Act.

BEHIND THE PLATE: A look at top 5 Pack games

Fans are about to find out if last year’s failures will become the norm in Wolf Pack football.

Title chases resume at Rattlesnake

With three races remaining before the Dirt Track Championships, Scott Tenney is in the driver’s seat for the Hobby Stock points title.

Inaugural Tahoe 200-Mile Endurance Run to test athletes

Aside from, maybe, Forrest Gump, not even the hardiest runner would want to tackle a foot race from Lake Tahoe to San Francisco.

Terry reflects on 35 years of Little League service

Tim Terry has been involved in Little League baseball for 35 years as a coach and administrator. This past summer, Terry decided to step down from his position as Little League District 1 administrator. From his yearly pilgrimage to the Little League World Series, Terry took time to talk about his decision and the state of Little League baseball.

14-year-old Carson City girl reported as a runaway

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding Jocelyn Morales, 14, of Carson City. Jocelyn was last seen Tuesday at her residence on Hot Springs Road. She didn’t attend school. She ‘s described as 5-feet 2-inches about 100 pounds with brown eyes and brown or shaved hair. She was last seen wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, gray leggings and black Vans shoes.

Sen. Harry Reid: Democrats confident heading into November

Despite predictions of doom from Washington’s establishment, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that he will still be majority leader in January because the Republicans won’t be able to win enough seats to put the Democrats in the minority.

Wednesday, August 20

Live entertainment

Grace and Mark Wilson will perform at Living the Good Life Lounge at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Carson City Airport Authority: Let there be lights

Financing for lights on hills near Mound House to help clear the way for night aircraft landings was approved Wednesday night by Carson City’s Airport Authority.

Delgado expected to carry load for Carson

Eveline Delgado burst on the Northern Nevada cross-country scene as a freshman, and her success has been critical for Carson High School.

Group wants Washoe County to have wineries

Grape growers in Washoe County plan to lobby legislators next year to update a state law which prohibits them from making and selling wine. Current law allows wineries in smaller counties, and the Nevada Wine Coalition, the new political action committee, argues Nevada has an opportunity to foster a multi-billion dollar wine industry if it lets Washoe and Clark counties participate.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office to host Pedestrian Crosswalk Operation Aug. 29

On Friday, Aug. 29, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Pedestrian Crosswalk Operation in Carson City. These operations are conducted to educate the public in pedestrian and driver safety.

NOW Foods looks to increase staff of 200 in Sparks

NOW Foods has far exceeded its growth expectations since it opened a 130,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center on Vista Boulevard in 2012.

Nichols top Douglas manager choice

Former Las Vegas Deputy City Manager James Nichols was the top choice to take over as the new Douglas County manager.

Mauga back on field

After suiting up for the first time in nearly two years, Fallon’s Josh Mauga was sidelined again with another injury.

Pack volleyball picked 11th

The University of Nevada volleyball team was predicted to finish 11th in the Mountain West preseason poll voted on by the league’s head coaches, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Nevada little leaguers continue to roll

As the dog days of summer wear on and school begins, there is a great story happening in Williamsport, Pa.

Carson City native goes for world record

Tune into two special episodes of the World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink, live on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN and Sunday at 11 a.m. on ABC as part of the World of X Games series.

North Tahoe football | Lakers forced to scrap season

The North Tahoe football program finally reached a worst-case scenario.

Tuesday, August 19

50 ways to feed the kids you love

While I’m glad that summer break is over, it just means the start of packing school lunches, gymnastics, practices, homework and reading.

Lyon County home values roaring back

The housing market in Lyon County was among the hottest-selling areas in the nation during the boom years of 2005 and 2006, but the runup in home values in Dayton and Fernley was followed by a most precipitous fall. Median sales price in Fernley in June of 2006 topped $250,000, the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors reports. In June of 2011, that number had plunged to $83,500.

Terry reflects on 35 years of Little League service

By Darrell Moody Tim Terry has been involved in Little League baseball for 35 years as a coach and administrator. This past summer, Terry decided to step down from his position as Little League District 1 administrator. From his yearly pilgrimage to the Little League World Series, Terry took time to talk about his decision and the state of Little League baseball.

Keep ‘yore’ hands off my Medicare

This sign was being held by a woman at a Tea Party rally of sorts. Her actual sign read “Government keep yore hands of my Medicare. Don’t steal from Medicare to support SOCIALIZED MEDICINE.”

What type of dentist do I need to see?

Is there really a difference between an endodontist, an orthodontist, or an oral surgeon? Not sure if you need to see a periodontist, a prosthodontist or a pedodontist?

Main gate to close until November

A major construction project is set to begin at the main gate of Naval Air Station Fallon.

Churchill’s July jobless rate inches to 6.5 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate was flat in July, remaining at 7.7 percent. But officials pointed out that is 2.2 percent lower than July a year ago.

Generations of Fallon classmates reconnect

They left as the Churchill County High School class of the centennial when Nevada celebrated its 100th year of statehood in 1964.

National Senior Citizen Day

A proclamation issued by President Ronald Reagan in August 1988 inaugurated the celebration of National Senior Citizen Day each year, “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today, and gives us ample reason…to reserve a special day in honor of the senior citizens who mean so much in our land.”

Concerned teachers address school board

The Churchill County School District’s first day of school was Monday but at Thursday’s school board meeting, a group of teachers voiced their complaints about conflicts that will disrupt teachers and students.

County, other agencies eradicating weeds

A concerted effort led by Churchill County to eradicate certain types of weeds by the end of the month is gaining traction, said county manager Eleanor Lockwood.

Schools off to a smooth start

School is officially in session, three days to be exact, and so far things seem to be going well from what district employees have been saying.

Chuck Muth: Tea party is living to fight another election

The media consensus is the Tea Party lost big this GOP primary election cycle.

Defendant in robbery of 101-year-old changes plea, again

Deputy DA says it’s planned for all five original felony counts filed to be reinstated For the third time, Robbie Hernandez changed his plea to charges he robbed a 101-year-old veteran on Memorial Day.

‘Expendables 3’ much of the same old bloody mess

Sly Stallone is at it again as Barney Ross with his growing team of mercenaries, this time against a former Expendable who’s gone over to the other side, Stonebacks (Mel Gibson, back in action).

Monday, August 18

John Bullis: What about depreciation deduction in 2014?

For 2012 and 2013 if your business purchased equipment, you could claim the entire cost as a deduction in the year of purchase — up to $500,000. Until the law for 2014 is changed, the Section 179 deduction is limited to $25,000. For 2014, we just don’t know yet. Congress may elect to make the Section 179 depreciation deduction the same as in 2013, but they have not acted on that yet.

Sen. Harry Reid: Democrats confident heading into November

Despite predictions of doom from Washington’s establishment, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that he will still be majority leader in January because the Republicans won’t be able to win enough seats to put the Democrats in the minority.

Amazon moving warehouse from Fernley to Reno

RENO — Amazon intends to move its distribution warehouse from Fernley to an industrial park north of Reno next year, a move that will shift hundreds of jobs from Lyon to Washoe County. Amazon’s fulfillment center that opened in Fernley in 1999 employs 600 to 900 employees year-round and as many as 4,000 during the holiday season.

University system seeks 14.5 percent increase in proposed budget

The university system is requesting a 14.5 percent increase in its budget for the coming biennium. The proposed budget is on the Board of Regents agenda for Friday.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to discuss extending JAC service hours

Extension of Jump Around Carson bus service into evening hours and the next steps toward Carson City’s capital improvement projects will concern the Board of Supervisors on Thursday.

Delegation from Tonga vists Carson City to celebrate new partnership with Nevada

A delegation of officials from the Pacific Island nation of Tonga is on a week-long tour of Nevada to celebrate a signed partnership.

Movie review: ‘The Giver’ a little late on future scene

Despite a cast headed by veterans Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges and bringing Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush in the leads, “The Giver” is more than a little late on the sci-fi dystopian futuristic tales. “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” have pretty told of a grim future. “The Giver” is late and not as good as the earlier two.

Sunday, August 17

Saturday, August 16

Local kayaker racks up another big honor

Sage Donnelly, the 14-year-old kayak phenom from Carson City, raked in the Female Paddler of the Year award given annually by Canoe and Kayak magazine. Donnelly accepted the honor recently in Salt Lake City.

CHS football dinner setfor Nugget parking lot

The Carson High Football Boosters Club is holding its annual Kickoff and Hall of Fame dinner Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Nugget parking lot.

Another move to ‘filter’ state agency requests

In what has to be considered a new twist on what he tried two years ago, Gov. Brian Sandoval is moving to conceal what state agencies believe they need from the upcoming budget from both the Legislature and the public.

City National Bank provides backpacks

Fremont Elmentary School in Carson City and C.C. Meneley Elementary in Gardnerville were the recipients of some of nearly 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies as part of City National Bank’s annual back-to-school drive.

Carson retailer’s niche? Darned near everything

Carson City’s WheelHouse is hard to pigeonhole — and that’s how the new shop’s owners like it. “My passion is skateboarding,” says Matt Bartak, its manager. “But we’re trying to encompass everything. If it’s about movement, WheelHouse is about it.”

Carson’s goal is to meet high expectations again

In six quick years, Blair Roman has made Carson High football relevant in Northern Nevada.

Rooker gives Carson a coach on the field

When you ask people around the Carson High football program about senior Dilyn Rooker, they talk about his football smarts.


Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Janeen and Jared Silva of Stagecoach, a daughter, Kayleen Marie Silva, born Aug. 4, 2014 weighing 7 pounds and 4 ounces.

Nevada wrong to deny second cataract surgery to prisoner, court says

A federal court jury in Reno will soon be asked to decide whether one eye is good enough for a prison inmate. John Colwell, 67, who’s serving life without possible parole developed cataracts in both eyes after being imprisoned. He had cataract removal surgery on his left eye in 2001.

Carson City’s jobless rate at 7.9 percent for July

Nevada’s unemployment rate was flat in July, remaining at 7.7 percent. But officials pointed out that is 2.2 percent lower than July a year ago.

Richardson reappointed to environmental commission

Miles Construction’s Vice President of Business Operations Cary Richardson has been reappointed to serve on the Nevada State Environmental Commission (SEC) for another three-year term representing the general public. This is Richardson’s second consecutive term on the SEC board. The SEC is an 11-member board who approves regulations as well as the disposition of appeals for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

Lane convicted — but only on two of five counts

It took a jury just 90 minutes Thursday to convict David Paul Lane of assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon at the Carson City Olive Garden restaurant a year ago. “It’s a victory. He’s going to prison,” said Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger.

Friday, August 15

Regular racing schedule returns to Fernley track; Bell takes 13th in last race

Fernley 95A Speedway is back in action this weekend with its regular racing program after reconfiguring the modified infield for the recent Monster Truck event.

Offense by committee key for Dayton success

DAYTON — The biggest question facing coach Rob Turner and the Dayton Dust Devils is a big one.

Chief justice serves as jury foreman

Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Gibbons said Thursday serving on the jury in the Olive Garden assault case against David Paul Lane was a great experience and interesting. He said it’s the first time he has ever been on a jury and the first time according to available records a Nevada Supreme Court Justice has ever served on a jury.

Thursday, August 14

Quick fixes for summer’s first aid challenges

At the beach, in the park or even just hanging out in your backyard, warm weather is all about fun in the sun — that is, until someone gets hurt. Here’s how to treat those common summertime injuries:

Jazz & Beyond weekend schedule

Atomic Giants will perform at 7 p.m. today at Firkin & Fox 3rd Street Stage.

Kap can silence critics with Super Bowl win

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Colin Kaepernick told Bleacher Report recently the criticism he received after signing a huge contract extension is because of stereotypes and prejudices, that his tattoos, the way he dresses and talks don’t go together with being a franchise quarterback.

‘100 Foot Journey’ warn and funny

The movie “The 100 Foot Journey” is a refreshing and entertaining film about two restaurant owners located 100 apart. The only well-known star here, Helen Mirren, is cast as the snooty owner of a famed one-star restaurant; she’s hoping Michelin will award her a second star.

Geothermal faces big policy battles

Nevada’s geothermal energy producers need to act quickly to influence policy makers and ensure the industry keeps growing in the state, experts told participants at last week’s National Geothermal Summit in Reno.

Tech-savvy tips for back-to-school organizing

When it’s time for the kids to head back to school, they’ll often find themselves buried in binders, folders and enough loose-leaf paper to transcribe “War and Peace.” Your son or daughter might be able to keep these supplies neat and tidy for a couple of days, maybe even a week or two, but eventually, organization is going to fall by the wayside.


Hotel Sahara never went through anything like Wednesday night. It likely never will again, either.


A 50th class reunion means remembering events shared with teenage friends and bragging about children and grandchildren, but it’s also an opportunity to re-acquaint with classmates, learn about the diversity of occupations chosen and to share life experiences.

Gov. Sandoval reluctantly approves Xerox contracts

Making clear he wasn’t happy with the situation, Gov. Brian Sandoval has reluctantly voted to approve two contracts with Xerox, the company the state fired form the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.

Of regents, Steve Sebelius, tax hikes and stadiums

Three of my fellow regents recently called for a Clark County sales-tax hike to partially fund a 50,000-seat stadium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. One Regent also proposed yet another significant fee increase for UNLV students to fund that and other projects, even though fees have doubled in real terms in recent years and are set to rise 17 percent more in the next four years. And he proposed an increased hotel-room tax.

Concert in the park features top Seattle band

The free in-the-park concert Saturday evening will feature Billy Joe and The Dusty 45s, one of Seattle’s favorite bands, named Best of Seattle three years in a row.


The thought of Fallon having its first community wide reunion send conjures up forgotten memories for Susan (Saxton) McCormick, one of the organizers of this weekend’s event.

Drumroll: Drawing nears for Live Local Fallon car

Prior to Saturday night’s in-the-park-concert, Rick Gray knows the tension in the hot August air will be thick.

War hero survives 24 days at sea in a life raft

MANGILAO, Guam – Dr. Bob Underwood, a fellow USC alum, is president of the University of Guam, and I’ve been visiting with him at the university’s beautiful campus, which is the centerpiece of this village on Guam’s eastern shore.

Hoorah for all-American dogs

Americans love their dogs, no matter where their canine companions originated. We love Canadian Newfoundland dogs and Labrador retrievers, German Pomeranians and poodles (yes, poodles originated in Germany, not France) and Irish setters and wolfhounds, to name only a few.

senior menu

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

Baby Boomers: Don’t let plans go bust

If you’re a baby boomer, you’re at the point in life where, if you haven’t actually entered retirement, you’re at least approaching the outskirts. But if you’re like many of your fellow boomers, you may be experiencing more than a little trepidation over your financial prospects as a retiree. That’s why it’s so important for you to determine what steps to take to help improve your chances of enjoying a comfortable retirement.

‘Growlersburg’ offers Gold Country history

While other Northern California Gold Country towns are perhaps more well-known, the quaint village of Georgetown shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone interested in exploring this historic region.

WNC Fallon offers variety of fall semester courses

Choosing a professional career that not only suits a student’s interest but also provides stable employment opportunities is one of the biggest challenges for any college student today.

Summer ends for Churchill County students

The sign that summer has officially come to an end happens Monday as thousands of Churchill County students return to school.

Crop workshop offered Monday

Hoop houses have changed the face of Nevada agriculture, and farmers continue to discover new opportunities.

CEDA, chamber hold monthly meetings

The Churchill Economic Development Authority and the Fallon Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly meetings next week.

Weapons theft results in 10-year sentence

A 24-year-old Fallon man was sentenced up to 10 years in prison Tuesday in District Court on a burglary charge.

Hardesty says appellate court vital for Nevada

Supreme Court Justice Jim Hardesty kicked off the campaign Wednedsay to convince voters Nevada needs an appellate court saying not only would it speed up resolution of cases for people and businesses, but it wouldn’t cost a huge amount of money.

Points leads extended at Rattlesnake

With a solid performance on Saturday, Scott Tenney is inching closer to clinching the Hobby Stock points title at Rattlesnake Raceway.

It’s official

And for the Fallon faithful, it brings newfound levels of expectations. Thursday was the official first day of practice for fall sports, and the Greenwave are serious threats in several venues.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Five questions about pro, college football

Depending on which baseball team you’ve been rooting for the last eight months, you’re either excited that another marquee sport is about to start or can’t wait until October when the real fun begins.

Wave’s football opener online

The Fallon football teams first game of the season will reach a national audience.

Aces tickets for 2015 on sale

The Reno Aces have announced all-new ticket plans for 2015, pairing the best seats for the season’s top games and including guaranteed giveaways for all plan holders.

Sweeney tops field in Genoa Peak Madathon

Keeping with his familiar routine, Paul Sweeney ran without a watch Saturday during the second annual Genoa Peak Madathon.

Evan Vomund, Kristin Walstad win Northstar Mountain Run

With the way he’s been eating up hills this summer, Evan Vomund’s high school cross-county coach warned that he was a threat to win any given race in the Tahoe area.

Wednesday, August 13

Defense expert cautions jury about eyewitness accounts under stress

A defense expert cautioned jurors on Wednesday that, in extremely stressful situations, people’s memories can be seriously flawed. The testimony from professor Robert Shomer came in the trial of David Paul Lane, 58, accused of assault with a deadly weapon by threatening people at the Olive Garden restaurant a year ago.

Updated: Carson City Live Entertainment schedule

Barbara Baxter will perform at Adele’s at 6:30 p.m. today.

Castaneda may be small, but he plays like a giant

DAYTON — When you think nose tackles, you think of big, bulky dudes.

Carson man charged with assault with a bat, hammer

A Carson City man faces battery with a deadly weapon charges after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. When deputies arrived Tuesday, the victim was found bleeding from the neck, head and arm. He said his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, Benjamin Smith, drove up in a truck, got out and assaulted him with a baseball bat and a hammer.

Update: ‘Suspicious’ package turns out to be a delivery

A mislabeled package led to the bomb squad being called to the state’s Health and Human Services building on Technology Way Wednesday afternoon. The call came in about 1 p.m. By 3 p.m. the area was cleared.

NAA taking submissions for Photography Show

The Nevada Artists Association is inviting local and regional photographers to enter up to two photographs in its annual Photography Show at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center NAA Gallery. NAA membership is not required. Entry date is at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30. The exhibit opens Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 24.

The United States Air Force Band to perform at the Governor’s Mansion

The Golden West Winds presents “Music for a Summer Day” Saturday, Aug. 16 in the backyard of the Governor’s Mansion, 606 North Mountain Street Carson City, at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and is presented as a community service by Carson City Chamber and the Elks and Emblem Club of Carson City as part of the 2014 Jazz & Beyond Carson City music Festival. For more infomration visit or call 775-847-0443.

CCAI Art and Art Book Sale Saturday

The Capital City Arts Initiative is hosting a fundraiser at the Bliss Mansion from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. CCAI will sell art by area artists and “gently used” art books. The Bliss Mansion is located at 608 Elizabeth St.

“Into the Storm” windy, go back to “Twister” for better tornado tale

The sci-fi movie “Into the Storm” follows some tornado chasers into some pretty fierce, computer-generates images of whirlwinds but thats the high point of the film, which follows the exploits of a team of storm chasers led by Pete (Matt Walsh) in his armored car, complete with 16 cameras and a beginner assistant who’s not comfy in the car.

Tough Mudders are gluttons for punishment — and Lake Tahoe has become their latest playground

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the 2014 summer edition of Lake Tahoe Magazine, available now throughout the Lake Tahoe and Truckee region.

Country Strong

Despite an eighth round scare, Willie Nelson flexed his country muscles.

Nash on target as Guard’s best

HAWTHORNE — Consider yourself fortunate if you find yourself sharing a foxhole during combat with Nevada Army Guard Staff Sgt. Frank Nash.

City comes up big with Fallon Fights

Stand up and take a bow, city of Fallon. What was nearly was a disaster wound up being the best professional boxing show in the city’s history.

Production gives new stature to fights

As with any live production, the logistics become overwhelming.

Josh Mauga injures groin in practice

For the first time in almost two years, Josh Mauga ran out the tunnel and played in front of thousands of fans last week.

Tuesday, August 12

Misfortune turns into business for Fernley woman

Earth Mother Herbals, produced by Patty Gonzales of Fernley, offers products that not only cleanse, but are designed “to soothe the body, mind and spirit,” according to Gonzales. Having used herbs for years, Gonzales searched for the “perfect” recipe to make a salve that would provide relief from injures she received in an auto accident.

Linda Marrone: Layered salads you can take anywhere

This past week was National Farmers Market week and it was celebrated nationwide with the unveiling of a limited edition farmers market postage stamp. In her address to the crowd attending the White House FARMFRESH Market for the event the president of Farmers Market Coalition, Bernadine Prince, shared, “Everyday you eat fresh, local food, you are supporting America’s farmers and you are ensuring that farmland is being saved, one delicious meal, one delicious bite at a time.”

State contingency fund down to $3.3 million

Almost entirely because of rising prison medical costs, the Board of Examiners had to approve expenditures Tuesday that take the state’s unreserved contingency fund down to just $3.3 million.

Former teacher denied parole

Jennifer Dalton, the former Carson High teacher convicted of sexual conduct with a 17-yearr-old student, was denied parole this week. Dalton, 36, pleaded guilty to the charge, which does not accuse her of intercourse with the student.

Governor reluctantly approves Xerox contracts

Making clear he wasn’t happy with the situation, Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday reluctantly voted to approve two contracts with Xerox, the company the state fired from the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.

John R. Bullis: Charity tax deductions

Giving your church or favorite charity is a wonderful thing to do. Getting income tax savings helps, but that is not really why you give them your time and treasure. The stock market has been very good, most stocks moving up in price. If you have some stocks or mutual funds that have increased in value since you purchased them, maybe you could consider using some of them to make charitable gifts?

Olive Garden case begins

The trial of David Paul Lane opened Monday with testimony from two of the Olive Garden’s employees who said he brandished a pistol after telling the manager he was upset about his food. Restaurant Manager April Vlach testified that, when Lane said he wanted to go back into the kitchen, “he pulled a gun and pointed it at me.”

Fifth Street closed by Warm Springs Correctional Center

Carson City Sheriff’s Office is routing traffic at Fifth Street and Saliman Road near Warm Springs Correctional Center, according to scanner traffic. Warm Springs Correctional Center officers currently have one person, who is believed to have tried to escape, detained after a report of possible shots fired.

Sovereignty, border and government

“Sovereignty” — geopolitical sovereignty — is the condition of societal existence in which the internal affairs of a country are carried on free of foreign (external) control.

PAIN 101:

Whether it’s sharp or dull, off and on or constant, pain can be a real pain at times. With the ability to interrupt time with family, lessen productivity at work and create many sleepless nights, understanding the source of your pain is essential for relief.

Those beautiful mountains

When you’ve spent half your life living in the East with many of those years near the tiny Appalachian Mountains and rolling hills of Pennsylvania, the sight of majestic mountains like the West’s Tetons and the Sawtooths, has a profound affect on a person.

Fallon graduate takes over 221st Cavalry

LAS VEGAS — Classmates from the University of Nevada, Reno’s, ROTC program were on center stage at the Floyd Edsall Training Center on Sunday when Lt. Col. Michael Peyerl succeeded Lt. Col. Michael Glynn as the commander of the Nevada Army Guard’s 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry.

Stupid is as stupid does

“I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.” John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873.

Nevada boostersto have planningmeeting Aug. 19

The new school year has begun for the University of Nevada Alumni Association including local activities being planned by the locals chapters.

Churchill County Board of Trustees meet 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.


A former Fallon resident, I recently had cause to be in town and while it’s nice to see the community’s growth. I was saddened by the state of Maine Street and the Fallon Theater in particular.


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

Richards II follows father’s footsteps

After a long and winding journey, his time finally came to participate in one of the best law enforcement academies in the country.

East of Weed’n

If noxious and nuisance weeds were a cash crop, Churchill County would be rolling in money like Colorado and Washington state with their kind of weed.

CCSO provides helpful books to students, parents

Let’s All Work to Fight Drug Abuse (LAW) program consists of booklets covering a variety of topics including stranger danger, safety, drug abuse etc., and is a good supplement to DARE.

Group cycles 4k miles for cancer

As I rode behind a cyclist in front of me, I looked at the legs and thought ... those legs started in Baltimore on June 1 and have gotten all the way to Nevada in around 60 days.

Oasis expands because of increased enrollment

As the first day of school fast approaches, Oasis Academy is bustling to finish its expansion projects before Monday.

Broncos linebacker Trevathan out 6-8 weeks

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos leading tackler Danny Trevathan is out six to eight weeks after fracturing his left knee during a particularly intense padded practice Tuesday.

Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

LOS ANGELES — Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

Monday, August 11

Countdown is on

The Carson High football team runs through a drill on Monday. Carson practiced for the first-time this season at the high school on Monday.

Marie Young Alvarado

On July 15, 2014, Marie Alvarado, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie and friend began her journey into everlasting life.

Carson, Dayton football begin practice

Carson and Dayton high schools officially kicked off the 2014 football season on Saturday.

Photos from Sierra Youth Football League Experience

Thousands of youth football players, cheerleaders, coaches and parents descended on Carson High on Saturday for the Sierra Youth Football League Carson Experience. Teams from across Northern Nevada and Northern California in several divisions participated in scrimmages throughout the day.

Darrell Moody: Whitt Cape Cod’s top reliever; Colby still dominant

Former Carson High and current University of Nevada pitcher Adam Whitt was named the recipient of the Russell Ford Award which is given to the Cape Cod Baseball League’s top reliever.

Butler ties for 2ndin Whalen TOC

Carson High golfer Dalton Butler shot 73 to tie for second at the Whalen Tournament of Champions last Thursday at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Robin Williams dies in apparent suicide

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) – Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

USA Parkway project on NDOT agenda

The Nevada Department of Transportation plans to hold an open meeting this fall to take public comment on the much-anticipated USA Parkway.

New Tahoe thriller from Todd Borg

Fans of author Todd Borg’s Owen McKenna Mystery Thrillers will find his latest work up to his high standards, and is common with the series creating a character to highlight how discrimination can be hurtful as well as dangerous.

Nevada team headed for Little League World Series

LAS VEGAS — For the first time, a Nevada team is heading to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Sunday, August 10

50 citations issued during crosswalk operation

On Friday, 50 citations were issued during the Carson City Sheriff’s Office pedestrian crosswalk operation on Carson Street. In the past month, three pedestrians have been struck by vehicles in the Carson City area while utilizing marked crosswalks.

Nelson is country strong

Cleveland fighter impressive in Fallon Fights event

Saturday, August 9

Senior lunch menus for the week of Aug. 10

Note: Lunch menus for the week of Aug. 10 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included.

Ormat revenues down, margins are healthy

Ormat Technologies, Inc., the Northern Nevada geothermal company, Tuesday reported second quarter revenues of $127.6 million, a 16.4 percent drop from the same quarter in 2013. The Reno firm, which has a global reach in the field of power, said the decrease was a result of an anticipated reduction in product segment revenues and added gross margins reached 31.3 percent for the second quarter and 34.6 percent for the first half of the year.

Speir is Business Service Specialist for GNCU

Holly Speir has joined Greater Nevada Credit Union as Business Service Specialist. Speir brings more than 15 years banking experience to GNCU.

Reno shopper wins groceries for a year from Save Mart

Save Mart Supermarkets, exclusive grocery sponsor of Hot August Nights, presented the nine finalists of their Groceries for a Year contest with grocery bags filled with Hot August Nights sponsor products on the main stage at the Grand Sierra Resort last Saturday evening. The finalists represented each Save Mart store from Nevada.

Friday, August 8

It was a Monster at Fernley

Fernley 95A Speedway hosted a Monster Truck show last weekend, much to the enjoyment of the large crowd on Saturday and the somewhat smaller one on Sunday.

Nevada Supreme Court justice reporting for jury duty Monday

Lawyers and the judge in the David Paul Lane trial are in for a bit of a surprise when they see the jury pool on Monday Among the 120 potential jurors called to serve in the trial accusing Lane of assault with a deadly weapon is none other than Mark Gibbons — chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Deadline for losing candidates is Friday

The deadline for candidates who lost or withdrew in the primary to dispose of unspent campaign funds is Friday. The Secretary of State’s office says there are several legal ways to dispose of the cash including returning unspent money to contributors.

Youth football players descend on Carson Saturday

Preseason football begins in earnest today for thousands of youth football players as the Carson Senators Youth Football program will host its Sierra Youth Football League Carson Experience today at Carson High.

New evidence may tell the fate of Amelia Earhart

SAIPAN, Northern Marianas Islands — The old Japanese prison, set in a grove of spindly tangan-tangan trees, lies in a secluded jungle clearing south of Garapan, the capital of this remote U.S. territory in the western Pacific about 6,000 miles from the west coast of the United States.

Perazzo released from custody

A 25-year-old Fallon man accused of manufacturing hallucinogenic mushrooms was released from custody after a status hearing Thursday in Justice Court.

Perazzo pleads no contest in drug case

A 25-year-old Fallon man pleaded no contest Tuesday in District Court on a drug charge.

Fraud alert for Churchill County

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and Fallon Police Department have handled multiple fraudulent calls in the past two days wherein the caller says he is with the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and asks for or demands money. As of this time no victims are known to have fallen for the scam.

Inmate escapes from Stewart Conservation Camp

Nevada prison officials say they’re looking for a 36-year-old inmate who escaped from a conservation camp in Carson City. The state Department of Corrections said Wednesday that James Virgil McDowell was reported missing late Tuesday from the Stewart Conservation Camp adjacent to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.

Man held in sexual assault of child

An Indian Hills man is in custody for sexual assault on a 5-year-old child. Derek Paul Kalaman, 32, was arrested after deputies responded to a home in the north county neighborhood.

Jury duty scam stealing personal information

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada is asking citizens to beware of a new jury service scam designed to obtain peoples’ personal information. The scam involves a misleading email message that may be mistaken for a jury summons, according to the district court.

Robbery suspect arrested

Nicholas Stockwell, 22, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of burglary Thursday morning after workers at Wash Tubs Laundry on Highway 50 East charged he robbed their cash register. One of the patrons followed the suspect, according to the arrest report, until deputies caught up to them on Selby Drive off of Woodside.

A boxing Dynasty in the making

It is the best fight card in the history of the Fallon Fights.

Holyfield believes in Chinese protege

A five-time heavyweight champion and boxing legend brings another level of credibility and exposure to the Fallon Fights.

Ranch rodeo gets to ropin’

As the Churchill Country Fair starts in full swing, the Fallon Ranch Rodeo prepares to kick off its fifth annual rodeo.

Crowd Pleasing

Live sporting events are as good as the atmosphere allows it to be.

Benkert lasers in at Montreux

RENO – When the then-Reno Tahoe Open was looking for volunteers for its first-ever tournament back in 1999, John Benkert was quick to respond.

The Pack is back on the field

Brian Polian couldn’t do anything about the dark cloud that hovered over Northern Nevada on Monday as his Nevada Wolf Pack football team went through its first practice of summer training camp.

Fight Night

From Reno to China, to Hungary and Las Vegas, this year’s edition of the Fallon Fights brings new style and flavor today to the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Goodson golden at Special Olympics

With one blazing run, Brandy Goodson etched her name into Special Olympics lore.

Leonardo Cardoza sentenced to 29 years to life

Leonardo Cardoza, 28, was sentenced to 29 years to life Wednesday for the murder of Desiree Bragg. The 19-year-old was killed in January, 2013 when Cardoza’s minivan smashed Bragg into the front of her mother’s house in northwest Carson City, crushing her body.

Getting back-to-school shopping items on a budget

The excitement of back-to-school preparations can bring back fond memories of youthful school days. Once you have kids of your own, making new memories can be even sweeter by thinking about your child’s new friends and teachers and what the new year will bring — but they’ll need some cool new school supplies first!

Your legacy is in your hands

Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? Month.” Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy.

Northern Nevada: Hub for seafood?

An Israeli company plans a $58 million aquaculture facility near Minden that would produce 3,200 tons of salmon and sea bass annually.

Death of Sen. Key Pittman shocks Nevada

Nevada will pay final tribute Thursday afternoon to Sen. Key Pittman, who had served the Silver State longer than any other public official. Senior United States senator, death came to Senator Pittman early Sunday morning following a short illness. His thousands of friends were shocked at the news, for they were unaware of the serious nature of his illness.


The city of Fallon has issued the following business licenses in July 2014.

City’s free in-the-park concert features Dusty 45s

The city’s free in-the-park concert and a host of activities celebrating Nevada’s sesquicentennial birthday are coming up on Aug. 16.

Nevada is a bird-watching paradise

If you look hard — and know where to look—it’s possible that you just might spot an Ash-throated Flycatcher or Western Wood-Pewee or a Yellow-breasted Chat in Nevada.

It’s the law

CAPS Mission Statement: “Our mission is to find permanent, caring homes for the cats and dogs in our care, to reduce the number of unwanted litters by educating the residents of Churchill County on the importance and benefits of spaying and neutering, to rescue adoptable cats and dogs from Fallon Animal Control, and to educate the public on companion animal welfare issues and alternatives to cat and dog surrender.”

‘Education initiative’ is really disastrous margins tax

A July 25 letter in the Reno Gazette-Journal from a retired Washoe County School District employee shows that the teachers’ union campaign for the margins tax on the November ballot will reach new lows of dishonesty and deception.

A question of citizenship

I consider myself to be a reasonably logical person. Carrying a thought process out to its logical conclusion, I would be better off in the current environment if I renounce my U.S. citizenship.

Barn House has been owner’s dream

Barn House is cozy, country consignment, upscale resale shop for many items, new and used, featuring many craft items by local artists, Western theme mirrors, clothing, decorator items, purses, antique sewing machines and many hidden treasures.

First in the world

History will be made no later than the end of the month at Enel Green Power’s Stillwater geothermal/solar plant northeast of Fallon.

senior menu

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

Bears keep coming to the Tahoe Wildlife Care center

Things just keep getting busier at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care this summer.

Karlson will be tough to replace as chief JPO

After 25 years working for the Churchill County Juvenile Justice Center, De Vere Karlson has retired.

Commissioners approve potential disc golf course

Churchill County Commissioners approved at their Thursday meeting a proposal for a disc (frisbee) golf course on county-owned property.

Fallon man to undergo psych eval

A 33-year-old Fallon man is facing numerous felony charges stemming from allegedly violating a temporary protection order, battery by a prisoner and drug use.

Thursday, August 7

Friday Fodder:

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Brian Polian put Nevada Wolf Pack football into perspective this week. The second-year head coach said his idea of the perfect non-conference schedule would involve one Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA) team, two teams from non-BCS conferences and one team from the middle or lower ranks of some BCS conference.

Alvarez begins new era in CHS soccer

Michael Alvarez, an assistant coach for the last two years, has been named the boys soccer coach at Carson High School.

Olive Garden trial to start Monday

District Judge James Wilson on Thursday denied the final batch of motions delaying the trial of David Paul Lane. Lane is accused of allegedly threatening to kill several people at the Oliver Garden restaurant a year ago.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Baseball races heating up

Just as football gets ready for another season, baseball kicks into high gear.

Sheriff’s Citizen Academy starts in September

The next Citizen’s Academy for those who want to learn more about how the sheriff’s office operates is set to start Sept. 3. Each week, a different department of the sheriff’s office will do a class including patrol, the crime lab, coronor’s office, traffic and records as well as the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Cameron Lee Blackwell

Cameron was a shooting star that was here only for a moment before he cruised to heaven. His smile, blue eyes, and charm lit up the room wherever he went.

Harold “Hal” W. Nolte, Jr.

Harold W. Nolte Jr. (Hal), 80, passed away at Manor Care in Reno on June 1st after a brief illness. Prior to his death, Hal resided at The Lodge, where he had many friends and was well-liked by the staff. Please join us at a Memorial Service on Sunday, August 10, at 3:00pm at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 1281 N. Roop Street in Carson City, Nevada. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718, or to the charity of your choice.

Smokey Lawrence

Smokey passed away peacefully at home of natural causes.

Jackie “Jack” Rayford Sandifer

Jackie “Jack” Rayford Sandifer, 67, of Carson City passed away July 31, 2014, Services for Jack will be held on Friday August 8th with a viewing from 10:00am to 11:00am and funeral services at 11AM at Autumn Funerals & Cremations. To view the full obituary please visit

Maruine Viola Duarte

Maurine Duarte, a longtime resident of Gardnerville, passed away in Folsom, CA after a long illness. Maurine was born on December 12, 1934 to John and Ethel Philipsen in San Diego, CA.

Boogie Woogie Boy featured in concert

The “Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival” presents Boogie Woogie Hall of Famer Carl Sonny Leyland in concert tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street. “Jazz & Beyond” is a yearly festival put on by the Mile High Jazz Band Association and its sponsors. Admission to this concert is free. Donations are requested and include a chance at a door prize.

Live entertainment

Linda Arnn, Peter Supersano and Tim Goldsmith will be on the veranda at Adele’s at 6:30 p.m. today.

Aquaculture facility planned for Minden

An Israeli company plans a $58 million aquaculture facility near Minden that would produce 3,200 tons of salmon and sea bass annually. Microdel, the company planning the project dubbed “Nevada Sea Dream,” already is building a similar fish-production facility in its home country.

Rod Butler returns to Carson High School golf program

A familiar name has come back to lead Carson High’s boys and girls golf teams this year.

Wednesday, August 6

Nye sheriff charged with taking campaign signs

The attorney general’s office has charged Assistant Nye County Sheriff Rick Marshall with taking down campaign signs, a misdemeanor. The signs urged Nye County residents to vote for “Anybody but Rick for Sheriff.”

Vicente Hernandez, Sr.

Vicente Hernandez, a resident of Carson City since 1983, passed away on July 31, 2014 at the age of 86. He was born in the Philippines on September 12, 1927.

Madathon in Genoa Saturday

Registration is still open for the second annual Genoa Peak Madathon marathon and half-marathon races being held Saturday in Genoa.

Junior golf clinic tees off Saturday

The Fallon Golf Course is hosting a youth clinic Saturday with General Manager Andy Hicks and pro golfer Scott Smith.

Loran Nicholas Uhart

Loran Uhart, a true native Nevada cattleman, passed away July 31st, 2014, at his home in Carson Valley after a hard fought battle with Leukemia.

Tuesday, August 5

Woman arrested for credit card fraud

Laura Zeledon, 28, of Carson City was arrested Monday on suspicion she stole another woman’s credit card and used it at Quick Stop. The victim called deputies after noticing some charges on the Visa card she reported missing at Jimmy G’s bar on Friday night.

After chase, arrest made in hit-and-run accident

Melanie Marnne-Lawson, 53, of Reno was arrested Tuesday after a lengthy car chase with the Nevada Highway Patrol and California Highway Patrol. Troopers were called after a hit-and-run accident that occurred at U.S. 395 at Eastlake Blvd. Reno NHP troopers spotted the vehicle headed north in Reno but the green pick-up refused to stop and led several NHP units on a chase that reached speeds of 85 mph.

First Craft Beerfest coming to Tahoe

In the mind of a brewer, there’s nothing like going to a beer festival. “You get to see all your buddies from beer events and you start meeting different brewers and the guys that pour the beers,” said Jim Phalan, owner of the Sparks, Nev.-based High Sierra Brewery. “You get to kind of feel out what new stuff is coming out, and you usually hear the crowd say, ‘Oh, you got to try this beer. It’s delicious.”

Lane trial to finally to begin on Aug. 11

The trial of David Paul Lane on charges he threatened the lives of four different people at the Olive Garden restaurant will start Aug. 11. District Judge James Wilson Tuesday denied the public defender’s latest request for a continuance — a motion ironically filed a year to the day after the incident at the restaurant.

Another good apple year in the mountains

This looks like another good apple year in Virginia City, and I’m sure you’ll remember how I love to brag about our apples.

Erectile dysfunction drugs are all about timing

QUESTION: Is there a difference between the drugs that are available for erectile dysfunction?

Philly: Any way you look at it

It’s funny how a picture in a magazine, or a view as you drive through a particular place, brings back memories long forgotten. This month’s issue of the Philadelphia Magazine brought forth a treasure trove of events and people I hadn’t thought about for years.

New cardiologists provide expanded access

Residents in Fallon and surrounding areas have more local access to expert heart care with specialists from Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health. Doctors Thomas-Duythuc To, Troy Wiedenbeck and Christopher Wilson have recently joined the Institute and will continue to provide premiere heart care in northern Nevada and eastern California.

It really is that simple

Wherever you may live, if you’re making the federal minimum wage, or slightly more, and want a $2 an hour raise, vote for the Democrats. If you support extending unemployment insurance, vote for the Democrats.

Nevada’s Ladies VFW auxiliary named runner-up

The Department of Nevada Ladies Auxiliary was named outstanding runner-up in its membership group during the 101st National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. recently held at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri.

LVN editor named to international newspaper board

General Manager/Editor Steve Ranson of the Lahontan Valley News has been named to the board of directors for the International Society of Weekly Newspapers, an organization that represents the interests of hundreds of weekly newspapers and their editors in the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

County Commissioners meet Thursday morning

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

Don’t step on the communities’ activities

The countdown to the end of the summer keeps ticking away as one event after another concludes its run for 2014.

Giving breakfast a BOOST

Despite all the talk today about nutrition, the majority of adults are still lacking important nutrients in their diets. A key example is fiber and convenient, nutritious options, such as ready-to-eat breakfast cereal, can help fill the fiber gap and provide other important nutrients at the same time.

Reclamation releases study, to host comment session

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact to authorize the Lahontan substation rebuild and upgrade project, according to a press release.

Summer reading program ends next week

FIZZ BOOM READ, the 2014 summer reading program, comes to a close on Aug. 14 with That’s Magic Entertainment and all-time favorite magician Wayne Ferguson.

Stay hydrated during this dry, hot summer

As warmer temperatures heat up the summer nationwide, being prepared for the season’s outdoor activities means more than sunscreen protection and appropriate dress. Health experts state that keeping yourself hydrated by drinking enough water and other beverages when temperatures rise is critical to safely enjoying the fun of the season.

Fibromyalgia: Do you suffer from this chronic condition?

There’s no known cause, no blood test or X-ray to diagnose it, no magic pill to cure it -- so maybe it’s no surprise that fibromyalgia is a disorder that’s often misunderstood and sometimes unrecognized. Yet it’s one of the most common chronic conditions, characterized by widespread pain and extreme fatigue, and it afflicts up to 10 million people in the USA, most of them women. Here’s what else you need to know about fibromyalgia:

Navy relies on ‘Nomad’ oil tanker in the Pacific

U.S. NAVAL BASE, Guam – The USNS John Ericsson is a nomad.

Opening statements presented in Amtrak trial

RENO (AP) — Lawyers defending a Nevada trucking firm being sued for negligence in a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train told jurors Tuesday that Union Pacific Railroad officials manipulated or destroyed evidence that would have proved a malfunctioning crossing gate and signal lights were responsible for the deaths of the truck driver and five people on board the California Zephyr.

Motorcyclist dies while trying to elude a sheriff’s deputy

The Nevada Highway PatrolMis investigating a fatal crash southeast of Fallon on Friday night that involved a Fernley motorcyclist who was eluding law enforcement.

Fallon Fights ready for national audience

In two days, the best fight card the Fallon Fights has ever assembled will hit the canvas at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Mauga moves up Kansas City’s depth chart

One week into training camp and Josh Mauga is returning to his old self.

New WR Stevie Johnson gears up for 49ers debut

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Stevie Johnson had produced three straight 1,000-yard seasons with 23 touchdown catches as Buffalo’s most dynamic player in the passing game when that streak ended in frustrating fashion last year.

Ross Miller needs to take advice from Jack Abramoff

If you want to know how to protect your home from a break-in, consult a burglar. If you want to know how to stop influence peddling and corruption in government, consult America’s most notorious lobbyist.

CCSO searching for lost Fallon man

Churchill County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers combed an area west of Fallon looking for a man who has been missing since July 25.

49ers hold 1st camp practice at Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick cradled his eight-month-old nephew, Ezekiel, in his arms, then lifted the infant into the air, gently bouncing him up and down.

Monday, August 4

Catmandu Adoption Center, Sanctuary opens in Carson

Tiger and Becker, two cats at Catmandu, used to lived with a woman who recently passed away. One of her main concerns before she died was for someone to take care of the cats. Linda Buchanan said there’s not much recourse for cats like Tiger and Becker in Carson City. That’s why in March she opened Catmandu and Carson City Cares, an adoption center and sanctuary for felines. They adopted their first cat March 21 and now have a total of 59 cats, 37 of which are kittens.

Wolf Pack football hits field for 1st time

Brian Polian couldn’t do anything about the dark cloud that hovered over Northern Nevada on Monday as his Nevada Wolf Pack football team went through its first practice of summer training camp.

Former Carson City Sheriff’s Department employee sentenced to prison

Laura Wissert, a former employee of the Carson City Sheriff’s Department, was sentenced to prison Monday for embezzling more than $100,000 from the department over more than three years.

Arnold puts on a show during Clovis event

It was quite a setting in Clovis last weekend. The lights were shining bright and the people came out in droves to watch the annual Old Town Clovis Street Vault Championship.

Mallinger’s ace leads to outstanding score

RENO — John Mallinger won a car and set a single-day scoring record during the third round of the Barracuda Championship Saturday at Montreux Golf & Country Club.

Trip to Reno is worth it for Ogilvy

Instead of skipping event, he’s the leader

Geoff Ogilvy claims Barracuda Championship

RENO — The drought is over.

Whittemore’s appeal to stay out of prison denied

RENO — A federal appeals court has denied an appeal by former Nevada developer and power broker Harvey Whittemore to stay out of prison while he appeals his campaign finance conviction.

Others join Nevada in race for Tesla

SPARKS — A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla’s $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming. Lance Gilman knows the bidding war with Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona has just begun now the electric-car maker has confirmed the first stage of preparation for a “gigafactory.”

Delivering on FedEx push

Watney takes first round lead in Barracuda event

Connie Lee DeSanto

Connie Desanto, a loving mother, grandmother, and wife, has passed away after a long battle with lupus. She was the daughter of Preston and Melba Roark.

Motorist unhurt in Lovelock Highway accident

The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a non-injury crash Friday night on the Lovelock Highway near Tarzyn Road that involved criminal mischief.

New stores increase Carson’s taxable sales

Statewide, taxable sales increased 8 percent in May to $4.25 billion as both Clark and Washoe Counties reported double-digit gains. In Clark, the $3.2 billion in total sales represented a 12.7 percent increase over the same month of 2013. In Washoe, the increase was 11.7 percent to $559.63 million.

Monday weather

Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing around noon. Cloudy with temperatures rising to near 76F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Saturday, August 2

Driver arrested for hitting police officer

The motorist involved in the hit-and-run crash on Interstate 80 in Reno on Wednesday that injured a Reno police officer was arrested on Friday by the Nevada Highway Patrol. At approximately 2 p.m., Officer Guy Cooper, a 17-year-veteran of the Reno Police Department, was riding his agency-issued BMW motorcycle eastbound on I-80 near the Virginia Street interchange and had slowed for congested traffic.

Hale named outreach supervisor at Greater Nevada Credit Union

Michelle Hale has been named Greater Nevada Credit Union’s new Member Outreach Supervisor. She will oversee both community relations and member outreach. Her community relations responsibilities will entail acting as liaison between Greater Nevada and the organizations it supports, including the University of Nevada Marching Band and Wolf Pack Athletics, Special Olympics Nevada, and the Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity. She will also coordinate Greater Nevada’s financial literacy efforts through local schools and other groups.

Meet Reno’s local rocket scientist at the signing for his latest book

Join local author Tom Taormina at his book signing in Barnes & Noble in Reno Aug. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Taormina created a new business model based on the same principles that helped win the space race. He shares this model in his 12th book, “It WAS Rocket Science.”

Friday, August 1

Five arrested in ‘drug house’ bust

Five people were arrested late Thursday after the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team, Gang Unit and K-9 unit descended on a residence on Condor Circle. According to the arrest reports in the case, a confidential source and several anonymous callers told deputies there was ongoing drug activity at the location as well as two wanted subjects hiding out there.

From down under, Chalmers, hopes to reach top in Reno

RENO — Greg Chalmers is trying to do what no foreign player has ever done in the past 15 years in Reno – win a PGA tournament.

It’s Madness: Monster trucks invade Fernley

With Hot August Nights winding down, perhaps you’ve seen enough classic cars and are ready for something different.

Watney continues to lead Barracuda

RENO – The last time Nick Watney led or shared a 36-hole lead was at The Barclays in 2012.

Roger H. Sandmeier

Born in 1937, in Santa Monica, CA, Roger Sandmeier was the only son of Emil and Gertrud Hess Sandmeier. Named to honor the memory of cowboy star and philanthropist Will Rogers (his parents’ former employer), he was raised and educated in Pacific Palisades, Westwood, and Brentwood

Heinz Robert Doring

Heinz Robert Doring passed into the Lord’s presence on July 24th, 2014 following a 6 year battle with cancer. Heinz was born October 8th, 1941 in Hamburg, Germany to Robert and Erna Doring.

Jean Hillman

Eddy Jean Hillman, 90, of Carson City passed away on July 31, 2014. Jean was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee where she attended Southwestern College.

Annual football camp tunes up youths

As the football season draws closer, youth football players in Fallon are chomping at the bit to get on the field.

Mauga making waves at Chiefs football camp

One of the first people Josh Mauga saw when he arrived in St. Joseph, Mo., made him feel like he found his home away from home.

Healthy, Mauga aims for roster spot

Since 2006, a small slice of Fallon has lived in the NFL.

Fallon Fights are ‘Real Deal’

In addition to being televised live on Aug. 8 on ESPN2, legendary five-time former heavyweight champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield will be in attendance, according to Rick Gray, executive director of the Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority, and Tommy Lane, co-founder of Dynasty Boxing, who are promoting the fights.

Claybreakers take state by storm

The Lahontan Valley Claybreakers (LVCB) repeated their winning streak at the 2014 Nevada Youth Shooting Sports Association State Shoot in June in Elko.

Young at heart Davis Love III stays in PGA

Davis Love III enters the Barracuda Championship needing a good performance here and at the Wyndham in two weeks to get into the PGA Tour’s annual post-season shindig.