Stories for February 2014

Subscribe

Friday, February 28

Nevada Baseball: Wolf Pack downs San Jose State; Whitt earns save

The Nevada Wolf Pack wasn’t about to let a few raindrops spoil its home opener on Friday night.

WNC softball loses 3 games to N. Idaho

MOSES LAKE, Wa. ­– Western Nevada College’s five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Friday afternoon against North Idaho.

Is this the year of the Junior?

On the Chinese calendar, 2014 is the Year of the Horse.

Nevada ready for Lobos

RENO — Which Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team will show up at Lawlor Events Center on Sunday afternoon (3:05 p.m.) to take on the New Mexico Lobos?

Patti Dohoney

Patti Dohoney passed away at her Yerington home on February 21 surrounded by family. Patti, as she was better known to all those who adored her, was 70.

Lowello Dennis Espinoza

Lowello Dennis Espinoza, born May 19, 1949 in Pittsburg, California. As a proud Marine, he went to “Guard the Gates of Heaven” on February 9, 2014 in Fallon, Nevada and is survived by his wife, Ladonna Espinoza of Fallon, Nevada. Dennis is survived by his siblings Larry & Vivian Espinoza, Vivian & Guy Murdock, Diane & Mike Hoff, Victor & Maria Llamas and Ron & Cynthia Espinoza. His daughter Jennifer Espinoza and his sons David Espinoza and Michael Ruiz.

Set in Stone

Alyssa Meihack wanted to make an impact in college and she didn’t disappoint. After guiding the Lady Wave volleyball team, the 2010 Fallon grad left everything on the court this year as she wrapped her four-year career at Western New Mexico University (Silver City).

Lady Pack hoops is fun for all ages

Spoiled by the excitement that surrounds football, my oldest daughter was surprised there were other sports besides a group of men tackling on a green patch of grass in front of thousands of screaming and obnoxious fans.

Thursday, February 27

Harvest Hub a co-op food collaborative

Harvest Hub, the grocery and deli planned in downtown Carson City, will be a cooperative on Adams Carson LLC property, and the nonprofit business aims to raise $100,000 in startup funding. The plan for the outlet on the block bounded by North Curry, West Washington, North Nevada and West Ann streets envisions a new, energy-efficient building on parcels put together by the Hop and Mae Adams Foundation, which have been transferred to the Adams Carson limited-liability concern. The new building will be leased to the cooperative, said two women involved.

Board sets plan to fix health exchange

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange on Thursday laid out a strategic plan to fix the ongoing problems with getting people enrolled. It also set up an interim management team that will be in place until outgoing Executive Director Jon Hager is replaced.

Friday Fodder: Pack teams still figuring out Mountain West

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack’s move to the Mountain West has yet to pay off for the school’s top three high profile sports.

Fitting Social Security into your retirement income strategy

Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are — but whatever your age, you’ll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy.

Cool Tools and Paul Thorn tickets on sale

To quote from their masthead “A cool tool is anything useful that increases learning, empowers individuals, does work that matters, is either the best or the cheapest, or the only thing that works.”

Smart tips for tax refunds

If you’re fortunate enough to receive a refund this tax season, it’s time to think about sensible uses for the extra income so, as Grandpa used to say, “it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.”

New reports hint ‘Top Gun 2’ will be made

Northern Nevadans have always shown particular interest in Tom Cruise’s 1986 blockbuster motion picture “Top Gun” because parts of it were filmed at and in the skies above Naval Air Station Fallon.

CAPS’ low-cost spay neuter program

CAPS happily announces that our low-cost spay/neuter assistance program, SNAPS, has again been funded and is up and running. Our deepest gratitude goes out to our generous benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, for this endowment. We absolutely could not carry out this program without such funding.

Drug trafficker receives 10-25 years in prison

A former fugitive was slapped on Monday in District Court with a prison sentence of 10-25 years.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

The Nevada proficiency tests will be given at the Adult Ed Building at 255 E. Stillwater Ave., (East Building) from March 3-7. The math, science and reading proficiencies will be given all five days but the writing proficiency will only be given March 5. The testing time starts at 8:30 a.m., and the last test will be given by 2 p.m. each day. Call to make arrangements if special testing times are needed.

Horsley announces bid for sheriff

Jay Horsley was a staple in the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. Now, Horsley aims to return to the job he loves as he announced his candidacy for sheriff on Wednesday.

The accommodations at Sochi were less than ideal

Prior to the Winter Olympics beginning in Sochi, reporters covering the 2014 Olympiad filed stories on their unacceptable living conditions in what were supposed to be 5-star accommodations; consequently, stories also turned to the athletes’ rooms that appeared to be no better.

The day has arrivedfor winners

The readers’ voting, the numerous hours of counting and the notifying of winners all takes time, but the hard work is worth it.

Open enrollmentends today forNevada prepaid

State Treasurer Kate Marshall and the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada (Board) are reminding Nevada families that the deadline to enroll in the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program for the 2014 open enrollment period is today.

Election filing opens Monday

Erin Montalvo, who supervises the filing for the Churchill County Clerk’s/Treasurer’s Office, said on Thursday filing for State Supreme Court and district judges occurred in January, and incumbent Judge Thomas Stockard of the Tenth Judicial Court in Fallon will not face opposition.

City Council authorizes temporary fund transfer

The City Council met in a special meeting in the council chambers on Wednesday and Thursday for the adoption of resolutions requiring funds moved from one account to another.

State graduation rate keeps increasing

State officials say Nevada’s graduation rate jumped more than 7 percentage points in a single year. Nevada Department of Education officials recently announced that nearly 71 percent graduated in 2013, up from 63 percent in 2012.

VIEW FROM THE PAST

Frenchwoman’s cold cure- Having been without a cold for 27 years, a French lady, who holds this fortunate record, attributes it to the following process. Each morning after taking a warm bath, she immediately sponges her throat, her face, and the back of her neck and ears with the very coldest water she can get for two minutes. In cold weather one may feel inclined to shriek, she says, but the result of steady application she had found a plentiful reward.

SENIOR MENU

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

CCSD Trustees examine funding and contracts

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.

Kathryn Kyle Mortimer

Kathy Mortimer passed away at home with her husband, daughters, and sister by her side on February 18, 2014 after a short battle with cancer.

Irene Walkenshaw

Irene “Rene” Walkenshaw passed away Monday, February 24th after battling lymphoma cancer. She lived in Gardnerville since 2002 after moving from Midland, Texas. She was born in San Francisco, Ca., the daughter of Jack Connell US NAVY and Mary Connell.

RICHARD JACK WALKER

On February 20th 2014, Richard “Rich” Jack Walker passed doing what he loved, enjoying God’s great Outdoors, running and watching the sun come up.

JENNIFER JEANNE KELLER - ZANE

Jennifer Jeanne Zane, 42, passed away at her home in Yerington February 18, 2014. Jennifer was born to Donald & Bonnie Keller on September 25,1971 in Eugene, Oregon, she grew up in Mina, Nevada and went to school at the Mineral County Schools in Hawthorne.

Eric Lance Arrive

Eric Lance Arrive passed away February 20, 2014 in Reno from complications of a life long medical condition. He was born January 28, 2003 in Reno.

Michele Maupin Basta

Michele Maupin Basta passed away unexpectedly at the age of 69 in the early morning hours of Monday, January 27, 2014. She was born May 3, 1944, in Reno, Nevada, to Hazel P. Maupin and Ernest J. Maupin, Jr., who raised her in Fallon, NV, where she enjoyed a very happy childhood with her twin sister Michon and her younger brothers Doug and Ernie.

James A. Rankin

Mr. Rankin was born to Golda and Arthur Rankin in Denton, Montana in 1925. His family moved to Camas, Washington three years later and he attended a one-room grammar school in the Ireland District and also attended Camas High School, graduating in 1943.

Janice Showalter

Janice L. Howard Showalter, 77, passed away February 20, 2014 in Reno, Nevada. She was born in Carson City, Nevada on Jan. 8, 1937 to Morris & Elsie Howard.

Nevada Copper targets 2015 for copper production

Visitors entering Mason Valley from southbound Highway 95A are greeted by an odd yet familiar sight: Lights shining atop the huge head frame at Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow mine.

Housing market rebounds in hard-hit Lyon County

What a difference a couple years can make.

Tech Hub, downtown grocery/deli on horizon

The Hub business incubator is a month away from arriving and a downtown grocery/deli combination is on the horizon after that, a business breakfast audience learned Wednesday in Carson City. Miya MacKenzie of MacWest Marketing, speaking for the Hop and Mae Adams Foundation, said The Hub incubator at 222 N. Carson St. has reached the final stages of conversion from the former Stewart Title Co. building, is prompting entrepreneurial buzz, will feature individual and collaborative office space, will be fiber-ready for technology startups, and will have a rooftop patio.

Wednesday, February 26

December sales up in Carson, down in Douglas

Carson City recorded a 4.6 percent increase in taxable sales this past December, a total of $75.9 million. That is significantly better than the 1.7 percent increase recorded statewide and dramatically better than the 13.4 percent decrease Douglas County reported and the 24.4 percent decrease in Lyon for the month. Douglas had total taxable sales of just $54.29 million. Lyon’s total sales fell to just over $31 million.

‘Call Me Madam’ coming to CVIC Hall

Carson Valley Community Theatre will present Irving Berlin’s musical comedy “Call Me Madam” over two weekends, March 21-23 and March 28-30, at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are followed by matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

‘Seven Sennings’ on display at Courthouse Gallery

The Capital City Arts Initiative’s exhibition “Seven Sennings” by artist Suzanne Kanatsiz features paintings inspired by mountain sages of ancient China and Japan and will be displayed through May 29 at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser St.

Ormat reports good year, final quarter

RENO — Ormat Technologies reports that 2013 revenues increased 6.3 percent and fourth-quarter revenues jumped 15.5 percent. The geothermal energy company said Tuesday that annual revenues increased from $501.8 million to $533.2 million, and quarterly revenues for the three months that ended Dec. 31 went from $113.3 million to $130.9 million.

Live entertainment

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

In his own words: Onion farmer David Peri

Northern Nevada Business Weekly: Tell us about Peri & Sons Farms and the duties of your position.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

WNC Fallon exhibit “Obscured,” a new exhibition of watercolors by local artist Michelle Nelsen inspired by the recent week of pogonip runs through Feb. 21 at the Virgil Getto Hall Art Gallery on the Fallon campus of Western Nevada College.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

The Nevada proficiency tests will be given at the Adult Ed Building at 255 E. Stillwater Ave., (East Building) from March 3-7. The math, science and reading proficiencies will be given all five days but the writing proficiency will only be given March 5. The testing time starts at 8:30 a.m., and the last test will be given by 2 p.m. each day. Call to make arrangements if special testing times are needed.

Tuesday, February 25

A gold rush treasure: Letters to family back East

A pair of 19th century optimists came west with high hopes to seek fortunes as gold rush ’49ers, stayed to mine silver but died years later after a third foray into the Great Basin of what now is Nevada.

Nevada Copper targets 2015 for copper production

Visitors entering Mason Valley from southbound Highway 95A are greeted by an odd-yet-familiar sight: lights shining atop the huge head frame at Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow mine. Copper mining, of course, is nothing new to the small town in Lyon County. Yerington has a long history of copper mining, though it’s been many years since copper was produced there.

Reid: Ds will field ‘respectable’ candidate vs. Sandoval

In a wide-ranging interview with the Capitol press corps Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid said Democrats will field a “respectable candidate” to oppose Republican incumbent Brian Sandoval.

Brian Shaw: Lime/avocado pie a great dessert to not die for

Recently, Ardi and I decided to throw fiscal caution to the wind and spend three nights and two days in Disneyland. Not just a couple of days visiting the park. This was the total immersion tour with rooms at the Grand Californian and dinner at Disney’s finest restaurants.

Carson High bowlers remain undefeated

Led by Tyler Lethcoe, Dustin Floyd and Chris Baird, the Carson High bowling squad knocked off Reed, 30-15, in the regular-season finale.

WNC hosts Salt Lakein SWAC opener

The Western Nevada College baseball team, which improved to 11-5 overall, will open Scenic West Athletic Conference play versus Salt Lake on Saturday and Sunday at John L. Harvey Field. The conference-opening doubleheaders begin at noon both days, weather permitting. The teams opted to call off Friday’s game already because there is a 60 percent chance of rain on Friday.

Don’t let arthritis slow you down

For the first time in 40 years, the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is on the rise, researchers at the Mayo Clinic say. An estimated 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with it. RA is a form of arthritis that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks the membrane lining your joints (often in the hands, wrists and feet), causing pain, swelling and stiffness. No one really knows what causes RA or how to cure it. Most people with the disease take a combination of medications. But just as pivotal in the treatment of RA are lifestyle changes you can make to also help reduce pain and slow, or even stop, joint damage. Here are a few simple strategies (some of which may surprise you):

NV 150 Commission begins to finalize several events

The Mayor’s NV 150 Commission is beginning to finalize a handful of events that will be held to promote the Silver State’s sesquicentennial later this year.

Educational lesson: Perception is truth

The Churchill County School District continues to struggle with its communication process, especially when reacting to crises management.

EATING SMART: March ring in National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign created and sponsored annually by the AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association).

Lincoln Day: A very special evening

At last Saturday evening’s Lincoln Day dinner, even though I was exhausted, my son, Doug, kept telling me to stay a little longer when I wanted to leave.

Rolling with Meals on Wheels

The Churchill County Senior Center took a big step Friday with the unveiling of a new vehicle to deliver meals to the area’s elderly residents.

Social Darwinism or general welfare

The current conservative worship of rampant capitalism, with its resulting record-breaking income inequality, has led to an ongoing debate between those who think that societies are formed for the mutual benefit of all their members and those who believe in “every man for himself.” The Constitution itself appears to support the first group — “We the people of the United States, in order to ... promote the general welfare ...” The Constitution’s stance seems to be that as a nation, we should try to do what is best for all of us, not just the wealthiest citizens. Conservatives want to call this “class warfare.”

FPD busts 5 in burglary ring

A rash of car burglaries had the Fallon Police Department searching for answers. At least 46 reported incidents since Jan. 1 were spread throughout Fallon, although most of the crimes were located in the eastern part of the city.

State’s sagebrush research spearheaded by McAdoo

RENO — Natural Resource Specialist Kent McAdoo recently shared results from research testing the restoration of sagebrush in areas where grasses became the dominant vegetation after fire or other causes. In his published results, McAdoo, of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, explained that sagebrush is vital for sage-grouse and other wildlife on much of Nevada’s rangelands.

Senior care to expand at Carson Tahoe Hospital

Prestige Care, Inc., and Prestige Senior Living L.L.C., leaders in exceptional senior living and skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, have announced that they are making plans to join with Carson Tahoe Health to expand quality senior care services and offer comprehensive memory care to Carson City residents and their families.

Second State

The Greenwave wrestling team converted three of four into state champions on Saturday as they finished with a second-place team finish, tied for the highest finish in school history. Fallon also led the field with the most pins (12) in the 2014 NIAA Division I-A State High School Wrestling Championships at the Primm Valley Resort’s Star of the Desert Arena.

Keep your home clutter free

If yours is like the average American household, you have amassed a collection of unorganized stuff, tucked away in piles or behind closed doors to deal with “later.” Establishing good organization habits and creating proper storage areas can transform that chaos now and set the stage for less mess in the future.

Lady Wave bucked out of playoffs

ELKO — The Lowry girls basketball team played three good quarters, while its Fallon counterpart had one. The difference was a big 60-44 win for the Lowry Lady Buckaroos, who are back in the state semifinals for the first time since 2010.

Lowry shoots down Wave

ELKO — The Lowry boys basketball team entered Friday’s regional first round game again Fallon as heavy favorites, and it did not take the Buckaroos long to prove why in their 58-41 win.

Local media releases hoops all-league teams

Selecting an all-league team is no easy task. After carving up the football process in the fall, five Northern Nevada sportswriters came together and reintroduced a media list for the Northern Division I-A basketball season.

Pack baseball struggles at Fresno State

The University of Nevada (2-5, 0-3 MW) baseball team lost the final game of a three-game Mountain West series 11-9 at Fresno State (5-2, 3-0 MW) on Sunday afternoon at Pete Beiden Field.

Chuck Muth: Gay marriage, legal marijuana inevitable in Nevada

Back in 1990, Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams was leading his Democratic opponent in the polls by a 20-point margin — until he stuck his Texas-sized boot in his mouth by likening rape to bad weather.

Monday, February 24

John R. Bullis: IRS now has automatically approved extensions

A few folks have the feeling that filing their income tax returns after the normal due date is a problem. The IRS finally has extensions that are automatically approved. The late-filing penalties (up to 25 percent of the tax owed) do not apply if the return is filed before the extension expires. Getting an extension does not avoid the interest and failure to pay penalties on any tax owed. It is best to pay the tax or a little more when filing for the extension to avoid paying interest and the small failure to pay (about 6 percent a year) penalty.

John R. Bullis: Life review can be a fantastic gift for your family

It might be a blessing to your family if you write (or dictate) a life review. The normal basics include date and place of birth; names of parents; childhood friends, schools and stories; details about marriage(s); education; designations and awards; jobs, activities, stories and promotions; places of residence; hobbies, interests and activities; charitable, religious, fraternal, political and other affiliations; disappointments (and how you handled them); and other individual attributes.

Sunday, February 23

Miram J. Marlowe

M. J. “Rusty” Marlowe passed away at age 88 from cardiac arrest due to hypertension. She had lived in Carson City since 1975. She was born in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Clive A. Askins of Lakewood, IL and Bertha Doyle Stephenson of Shelbyville, IL. She was a graduate of Springfield High School. She worked as a clerk-typist many years for Naval Intelligence Processing and System Support Activity (NIPSSA) and the Federal Aviation

Joseph Augustine Esenarro

Joseph Augustine Esenarro, age 80, of Carson City, NV passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Augie was born in Susanville, California on May 5, 1933 to Jesus and Angela Esenarro who had traveled from their homeland Abandiano, Spain in 1920. Graduating from Lassen High, he then served his Country in the U.S. Armed Forces over seas for several years.

Donald L. Showalter

Donald L. Showalter, passed away February 10, 2014. He was a 52 year resident of Carson City, Nevada. Born in Wenatchee, WA. On March 16, 1943 to Lloyd & Mabel Showalter.

Detlef F. Funke

Detlef Funke passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada due to a brain hemorrhage. He was born in Germany to the late Johannes and Clara Funke.

Saturday, February 22

Shine, O’Keefe second at state

PRIMM — Underclassmen stole the show for Carson High’s wrestling team at Saturday’s NIAA State Wrestling Championships at Star of the Desert Arena.

Darrell Moody: Tough finish for hoop squads

The high school basketball season ended at least one game earlier than Carson coach Carlos Mendeguia had hoped.

Confidence breeds success for WNC

Winning breeds confidence, and right now the Western Nevada College softball team is one confident bunch.

Nevada Reps have good shot at 2016 convention

Las Vegas has an excellent chance of hosting the Republican National Convention in 2016, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki told members of the Douglas County Central Committee at their annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner last Sunday.

Pack ends 5-game skid

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Deonte Burton scored 21 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and Jerry Evans Jr. finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds as Nevada surged past Air Force 75-56 on Saturday.

Glen M. Peoples

Glen Peoples peacefully entered into rest on February 18, 2014 after a yearlong battle of complications due to diabetes. He was born on March 11, 1945 in Tulare,

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

The Nevada proficiency tests will be given at the Adult Ed Building at 255 E. Stillwater Ave., (East Building) from March 3-7. The math, science and reading proficiencies will be given all five days but the writing proficiency will only be given March 5. The testing time starts at 8:30 a.m., and the last test will be given by 2 p.m. each day. Call to make arrangements if special testing times are needed.

Friday, February 21

Lawmakers told Yucca project on its last legs

Claims that the Yucca Mountain dump would bring billions of dollars to Nevada are false, former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan told the Legislative Committee on High Level Nuclear Waste on Friday.

Court overturns sentence in late-arrival case

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the sentence imposed on a defendant who was late because he was arranging day care for his 3-year-old.

Beck, Covione lead WNC

Western Nevada College, thanks to the pitching of Carlee Beck and Katilyn Covione, stretched its Scenic West win-streak to three with a doubleheader sweep of Colorado Northwestern, 10-2 and 7-2, Friday at Friday afternoon at Edmonds Sports Complex.

Click Bond leader stumping for STEM

Manufacturing jobs go unfilled for lack of skilled workers, the president of Click Bond said Tuesday, but she added that training collaboration can fill the gap. Collie Hutter, co-founder of the aerospace fastening device firm that employs 310 in Carson City, told Rotarians in a luncheon speech that there are 600,000 manufacturing jobs nationwide that go begging due to untrained people “because they don’t have the skills,” and a public-image problem gets in the way.

Thursday, February 20

Supreme Court says Reno council members can’t run for mayor

In a 5-2 vote, the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Washoe County to bar Reno City Council members Jessica Sferrazza and Dwight Dortch from running for mayor.

Carson’s Rivera: State crown or bust

Brady Rivera made his intentions clear last weekend after winning his first regional title, and he is sticking to that statement.

Replacement for NDOT’s Scott Magruder named

The Nevada Department of Transportation has named Meg Ragonese its spokeswoman for the news media and public.

Friday Fodder: Carter likely to get another year

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... It is much too early to line Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball coach David Carter up in front of a firing squad.

Nevada at UNLV set for Nov. 29

RENO (AP) — Nevada and UNLV will cap their regular Mountain West Conference football season rivalry style on Nov. 29 — battling in Las Vegas for the Fremont Cannon on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day.

Film series concludes with Mitchum’s ‘Cape Fear’

Churchill Arts Council’s Robert Mitchum Thrilllers film series concludes tonight with a screening of the 1962 film “Cape Fear.”

Savings is good but it’s not investing

It’s a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, “saving” is not “investing” — and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future.

The Federal Reserve and a bond bubble

When you hear the words Federal Reserve, do you think of a government agency that faithfully backs the U.S. dollar? If so, you would be wrong. The Federal Reserve, or the Fed, is private.

IRS TAX TIPS

If you worked as an employee last year, your employer must give you a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. This form shows the amount of wages you received for the year and the taxes withheld from those wages. It’s important that you use this form to help make sure you file a complete and accurate tax return.

Paying it forward

CAPS wouldn’t function very well without caring, dedicated volunteers. Most of our volunteers are of the two-legged kind, but we have one very special four-legged volunteer, Ki (aka The Kissing Pooch). Ki’s presence in the Kissin’ Booth truly makes our Walmart Saturdays successful. He asked if he could tell his story; I (Betty Duncan) am delighted to present it here.

Lady Wave eyes state berth

One win is all it takes. One win is also easier said than done.

chasing a title

In Mitch Overlie’s 15 years of coaching wrestling, the Greenwave have never won a state championship.

Nevada theme highlights this season’s arts dinner

This year’s annual Churchill Arts Council dinner and silent auction honors the heritage of the Silver State and its sesquicentennial with a “Home Means Nevada” theme for its annual fundraising event.

Wave, Bucks battle for state bid

The road is uphill and runs straight through Lowry. The challenge for the Fallon boys basketball team is a tall order, but not impossible. With a win, the Greenwave would clinch a berth in the Division I-A state tournament.

Fitness for $10 opens doors Monday

The treadmills are warming up and the weights are ready to be lifted as Fallon’s newest health club opens for business Monday.

Babe Ruth HOF honors Fallon duo

It doesn’t get any better than standing next to Babe Ruth’s daughter and grandson after being inducted into the Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest division’s Hall of Fame.

Wolf Pack men lose fifth straight

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has hit rock bottom. “It’s unexplainable,” said guard Michael Perez after a 66-64 loss to the struggling San Jose State Spartans on Tuesday night at Lawlor Events Center handed the Wolf Pack its fifth consecutive loss.

Coach O’s is a positive influence

Back when smaller schools fought against the big boys for state supremacy, the Greenwave had one of the best wrestling programs.

Carter may be losing locker room

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . It is much too early to line Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball coach David Carter up in front of a firing squad. But it is not too early to find out where the bullets are stored.

Coach O receives support

Former Greenwave student-athletes have voiced their support for the longtime Fallon coach, who said he was originally slapped with a supposed lifetime ban from coaching at the school because of a hazing incident in 2010. Within 24 hours of reports that Overlie would not be able to coach in Churchill County, the ban was lifted but Overlie cannot help coach the long distance runners for the track and field team this spring.

GOP contenders converge in Churchill County

In 10 days, the political games of 2014 begin when filing opens for local and statewide offices. Unless a bone-rattling revelation involving a candidate occurs, this year should be definitely quieter than the last two election years, 2010 and 2012.

Trial set for alleged gun theft

A Fallon man accused of stealing eight guns entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in District Court.

Bango reps unveil emergency plans

Representatives from Bango Oil Refinery presented their emergency plan on Tuesday to county officials — to include first responders — and residents so they could ask questions about the documents.

BLM reviews data on wild horses, burros

The Churchill County Commissioners listened to an update about the wild horses and burros at their Wednesday meeting.

SENIOR CENTER MENU

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

Wetlands and Wings seeks applicants

Wetlands and Wings is the youth education division of the Friends of Stillwater, an NWR 501 c3 nonprofit group.

Hager resigns as leader of Silver State Health Insurance Exchange

Jon Hager has resigned as the executive director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. His last day with the agency will be March 14.

Reid: Ds will field ‘respectable’ candidate vs. Sandoval

In a wide-ranging interview with the Capitol press corps, Sen. Harry Reid said Democrats will field a “respectable candidate” to oppose Republican incumbent Brian Sandoval.

Pine Nuts: Whoever said bein’ dead ain’t fun?

Having been dead for a century now, it is nothing to me. I’m getting used to it.

Changes: Small businesses embrace the cloud services

Cloud computing isn’t just for big business anymore. The technology has matured, working out the kinks in the process and adding new services and better pricing, so small companies may now find more reasons to move some or all of their operations off site and into the ether.

Wednesday, February 19

Suit claims Catalyst Fund violates constitution

Gov. Brian Sandoval says the $10 million Catalyst Fund he persuaded lawmakers to approve in 2011 is a key to attracting and expanding businesses that will grow Nevada’s economy.

NPRI won’t post its staff salaries

The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a self-described conservative think tank headquartered in Las Vegas, has sparked the ire of numerous public employees by annually posting their salaries — by name — for all to see.

Symphony to perform at Community Center

Carson City Symphony will present “Old World, New World” with clarinetist Christopher Money at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Live entertainment

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

22 turnovers doom CHS

SPARKS — When you talk to basketball coaches in Northern Nevada, most if not all, praise Carson High’s offensive execution.

Spanish artist’s work featured at WNC gallery

Spanish artist Rafael Lopez offers a series of large-scale paintings in “Rite of Passage,” a display featured in three art galleries in the Bristlecone Building at Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus.

‘Mulan, Jr.’ performances set throughout April

Wild Horse Children’s Theater will present Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.” at 7 p.m. April 4, 5, 11 and 12, and at 2 p.m. April 5, 6, 12 and 13, at the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.

Deputy AG runs for Reno city attorney

Deputy Attorney General Brett Kandt is running for Reno city attorney. “The residents of Reno deserve a city attorney who will protect our families and our tax dollars,” he said in his campaign announcement.

Anna Lou Smith

Our mother is at peace. Her greatest wish was to be at home surrounded by her family. That wish was fulfilled after years of struggling with heart and kidney disease.

No. 14 Wildcats pound Prairie, 21-4

Spenser Dorsey had a two-run homer and added two extra-base hits as the No. 14 Western Nevada College baseball team routed Prairie Baseball Academy, of Canada, 21-4 on Wednesday.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

WNC Fallon exhibit “Obscured,” a new exhibition of watercolors by local artist Michelle Nelsen inspired by the recent week of pogonip runs through Feb. 21 at the Virgil Getto Hall Art Gallery on the Fallon campus of Western Nevada College.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Proficiency tests The Nevada proficiency tests will be given at the Adult Ed Building at 255 E. Stillwater Ave., (East Building) from March 3-7. The math, science and reading proficiencies will be given all five days but the writing proficiency will only be given March 5. The testing time starts at 8:30 a.m., and the last test will be given by 2 p.m. each day. Call to make arrangements if special testing times are needed.

GOP delay endorsingprimarycandidates

Nevada Republican Party officials voted Saturday to delay a controversial pre-primary endorsement process for GOP candidates after a spirited debate at an all-day meeting in Fallon.

VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY

SHOULD GOVERNOR FOLLOW THE STATE LAW? Editor: When the U.S. Constitution was being drafted, didn’t the Founders agree that the affairs of the various state remain with those states?

BIRTHS

Banner Churchill Community Hospital announces the following births: December 13, 2013 A boy, Remi Angel Rodriguez to Shayleen and Armando Rodriguez, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 19 inches.

DIVORCES

The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during January 2014. Juana Adona Adams and Gary Keith Adams Askmik Agbalian and Arutyun Agbalian

HONOR ROLL

E.C. Best Elementary School Honor Roll For the nine-week period ending Jan 17

Chuck Muth: ‘Education’ title is like putting lipstick on a pig

When you have to intentionally and misleadingly misname a legislative or public-policy initiative in order to make it more palatable to the citizenry, you just know it’s a bad idea. Case in point ...

‘Fallon is where I began my public service’

Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki usually defers to another politician — one who has higher visibility in the state — when he is asked to speak at a community’s annual Republican Lincoln Day dinner.

Tuesday, February 18

Aid sought for boost in air service

RENO — Tourism industry and airport officials are looking for Northern Nevada businesses to play a bigger role in community-wide efforts to improve air service at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The Reno-Tahoe Regional Marketing Committee — a coalition of visitor authorities in Reno, Lake Tahoe and Virginia City, major casino/hotel properties in Reno, and the airport — is talking to businesses about becoming members and helping bankroll work to add new routes.

Tigersharks strong in Minden

The Carson Tigersharks swim team sent 37 swimmers to the St. Valentine meet at the Carson Valley Swim Center in Minden.

Food: Spring is near; it’s a great time for asparagus dish

Spring is in the air, and the vegetables are fast on its heels. Asparagus is one of my favorite spring vegetables, and many of you with community-supported agriculture baskets will probably be seeing a lot of asparagus here shortly. Not sure about you, but I usually blank when it comes to side dishes. As much as I love buttered, salted veggies, it’s nice to have more ways to make vegetables exciting and flavorful.

Reno too much for CHS

RENO — The task was so monumental that even the slightest mistake would prevent the Carson girls basketball team from taking down the regional favorite on the road.

Senators open playoffs at Spanish Springs tonight

Carson High’s boys basketball team opens its playoff run with a first-round game tonight at Spanish Springs. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Spartans hand Pack 5th straight loss

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has hit rock bottom.

Cougars take out Tigers

MINDEN — Not surprisingly, the rematch was no 27-point blowout.

Robin E. Mills

Robin E. Mills, Jr., 87, died peacefully on February 12, 2014. He was born in Salinas, California on March 11, 1926, to Robin and Lillian Mills. During his childhood, the family relocated to Fallon. Robin served in the

Della Trillis Martin

Della Trillis Martin was born May 22, 1927 in Pocatello, Idaho, to Della Edith Bertwell Morgan and Lester Francis Morgan. The family moved to California, settling in San Pablo in 1946.

Pamela Sue Brown

Pamela Sue Brown a.k.a. “Pamisu” passed away on January 26th from many complications due to lung cancer. She is survived by her husband Bill, daughter Sheri, son Sean and her grandsons Raymond and Apollo and many friends. Services will be held on February 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home in Carson City.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary recognizes Stroud

Nevada President Mary Stroud of Hawthorne, a member of John Franklin Shain Auxiliary #2313, was honored recently during the National Mid-Year Conference of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Commissioners meet this afternoon

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

CCHS junior wins local VFW contest

Churchill County High School junior Christian Stadtman recently won first place in the VFW Voice of Democracy scholarship contest at the local level.

TAKEDOWN

A coaching ban supposedly faced longtime Fallon coach Mitch Overlie on Thursday.

Brigade conducts change of command

LAS VEGAS — Col. Zachary Doser remembers when the Nevada Army Guard’s 17th Sustainment Brigade was established four years ago with its assets amounting to just “six soldiers and a couple pens and paper.”

Weather, weather everywhere

Thank goodness for television. My son, Doug, and I have been watching what’s been happening in the East where we were both born. We still have friends living there who are being inundated with those terrible storms covering the eastern coast. I’m smiling ... like Doug and I don’t know all about snow.

CCSD approves to partner with WNC

The Churchill County School Board decided at its Thursday meeting to move forward and partner with Western Nevada College to provide college courses to Churchill County High School juniors and seniors.

Fallon soldier competing for NCO of the Year

A Fallon-based soldier with the 609th Combat Engineer Co., will represent the battalion this spring in the statewide Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year program.

EDITORIAL: GOP, Let the voters decide

When state Republican movers and shakers proposed a select panel of 16 interview candidates running in the primary elections, we initially raised a wary eye questioning the intent.

Executive orders are common place

All but the most fanatic historical revisionist believes Article II, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution authorizes presidential executive orders.

Is flossing really necessary?

Both Dentists and Hygienists are frequently asked, “Is flossing really necessary?” and , “How often should I floss?”

Fallon Youth Baseball continues registration

Sign ups for the Fallon Youth Baseball League resumes Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.

Lady Wave stumble in finale

Another performance like Saturday’s and the Fallon girls basketball team will have a brief appearance in the postseason.

RIDING THE PINE: Overlie decision leaves questions unanswere

Then there were 10. Despite the rumors surrounding Fallon wrestling coach Mitch Overlie, his grapplers put on one of the best performances of Overlie’s career.

Parsons, Rechel continue success

The Nevada softball team continued its impressive start as the Wolf Pack went 4-1 at the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas last weekend.

Greenwave drives to postseason

Thanks to a massive second half, the Fallon boys basketball team punched its ticket to the postseason. The Greenwave outscored visiting South Tahoe 46-29 in the second half to lock up the Northern Division I-A’s fourth seed on Saturday.

Comeback Kids

SPARKS — Don’t tell David Hughes that nothing is impossible.

Fallon nabs 10 state bids

SPARKS — With another cloud of uncertainty returning to the wrestling program, Mitch Overlie’s grapplers paid no attention and just wrestled.

The Doctors: Strategies to protect your skin against winter

The blustery cold outside and cranked-up heat inside isn’t very kind to your skin: Dry air everywhere depletes it of moisture, leaving it flaky, itchy and cracked — not to mention the fine lines and wrinkles that tend to become more noticeable. Try these strategies to help protect — and replenish — your skin:

Ladies night out at Banner

Banner Churchill Community Hospital presents Ladies Night Out on Thursday where women can enjoy shopping with a variety of vendors, win prizes and hear from an emergency physician about heart health.

Monday, February 17

Gertrude (Trudy) G. Hushbeck

Gertrude (Trudy) G. Hushbeck passed away February 11, 2014 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho at the age of 89. Trudy is survived by her 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren

CHS is big underdog in regionals opener

Since the 2007-08 season, Carson High’s girls basketball team has faced Reno seven times, and the results have been ugly.

Bealls’ Carson City grand opening set for April 24

Bealls, the family apparel store going into Carson Mall, plans an April 24 grand opening and will release more details on any soft opening and related matters in a couple of weeks. Rachel Goodman, Stage Stores public-relations and special events spokeswoman for the Texas-based chain that runs stores under several nameplates, said the 20,000-square-foot Bealls outlet in Carson City will handle apparel and related items for infants to adults, as well as cosmetics and fragrances. Soft openings by retail chains often precede grand-opening events.

Duane Frederick Schleiger

Passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at his home in Carson City, NV. Duane was born December 12, 1934, in Lincoln, NE to Rachel and Adam Schleiger.

“Kall” Millard Howe Kahler, Jr.

Millard Howe Kahler, Jr. (Kal) died on February 11, 2014 at 17:13 in Cedar City, Utah at the home of his son, Ray N. Kahler surrounded by 19 friends and family. Kal was born in Monrovia, California on September 25, 1920 to Millard Howe Kahler, Sr. and Verda Mignonne Bagley

Stuart Franklin Svensson

Stuart F. Svensson, 73, cherished husband of Sharon Svensson, honored father of Erik Svensson and Sharon Kestral, beloved brother of Bruce Svensson, Sonja Kellogg, and Karen Panelli, passed away peacefully Thursday February 6th, 2014.

Betty “Joann” Metcalf

Betty “JoAn” Metcalf, 75, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. JoAn was born in

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

The Nevada proficiency tests will be given at the Adult Ed Building at 255 E. Stillwater Ave., (East Building) from March 3-7. The math, science and reading proficiencies will be given all five days but the writing proficiency will only be given March 5. The testing time starts at 8:30 a.m., and the last test will be given by 2 p.m. each day. Call to make arrangements if special testing times are needed.

Fallon grad returns from Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Scobert hugged his mother and good friend, relieved that his latest overseas deployment may be his last.

Saturday, February 15

Prep / JC Roundup: Big seventh inning carries Wildcats to win

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A six-run seventh inning carried Western Nevada College to an 8-2 nonleague win over Riverside on Saturday afternoon.

Shine living up to family legacy with regional win

RENO — The name Shine is synonymous with outstanding wrestling.

Domestic-partner health coverage more common, survey says

Employers in Northern Nevada are moving fairly quickly to offer health coverage to domestic partners, a new survey finds. About 35 percent of employers who responded to a survey conducted by the Nevada Association of Employers say they now provide coverage for domestic partners.

Chamber chief: Jobs there for fair, later

Job opportunities are available for people who want to work, according to a Carson City Chamber of Commerce official, and the city’s job fair late this week looms as a good place to look. The chamber helps Carson City’s Health and Human Services (HHS) and the local Job Opportunities in Nevada (JOIN) office sponsor such job fairs, three of which were held in 2013. This is the first of three more the group is expected to offer this year, and Ronni Hannaman of the chamber said they are helpful for both employers and job seekers.

Wireless technology makes casino work much easier

Ali Saffari spins the wheels on the slot machine in front of him, taps a touch screen on the top of the display and prints out an airline boarding pass. A couple of taps later, and the founder and chief executive officer of Reno’s Leap Forward Gaming is printing a lottery ticket — with the price deducted from the cash-out amount he has accumulated while playing the slot.

School uniform dispute sent to district court

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday sent the dispute over a Washoe elementary school’s mandatory uniforms back to district court.

26-2 run costs Senators

MINDEN — On a night when momentum shifted back and forth, the Douglas High girls basketball team rode the biggest swing of all on Friday to a 46-35 Sierra League victory against Carson.

Roger Diez: 2014 season starts tonight

After a long winter, NASCAR fans will finally get their first racing fix of 2014 tonight, as the Sprint Unlimited field of 18 drivers takes the green flag at Daytona.

Douglas seniors enjoy big night

MINDEN — Austin Evans, Pat Johnson and A.J. Pfaffenberger made their last home game at Douglas a memorable experience.

Prep Roundup: 7 wrestlers in regional semis

Carson’s Brandon Basa (106 pounds), Sammy Mercado (113 pounds), Kyle Sharp (132 pounds), Nicholas Lani (138 pounds), Brady O’Keefe (145 pounds), Nolan Shine (152 pounds) and Brady Rivera (182 pounds) all are in the Division 1 Northern Wrestling regional semifinals after Friday’s action.

Friday, February 14

Must win for Wave hoops

The formula is simple: win and you’re in. The Fallon boys basketball team must beat and South Tahoe on Saturday to clinch the fourth and final Northern Division I-A playoff berth. A loss ends Fallon’s season.

Recruiting Hard

They are the future of wrestling. That future, however, is a bit bleak as the Churchill County Middle School wrestling team is low on numbers.

Lady Wave adjusts to injury

Chemistry is a critical component to a basketball team.

FYB thrives due to Ellis, Paulson

A pickup truck was parked along the clubhouse long before kids arrived to take batting practice.

Grapplers eye state berths

All of the hard work during the offseason and the many two-a-day practices may see their reward this weekend for the Greenwave wrestling team.

Tiny Nevada town of Coaldale for sale again

This 130-year-old mining, railroad and tourist town in the middle of the Nevada desert, about 160 miles southeast of Fallon, has a population of zero.

Thursday, February 13

Lani looking to make the most of last hurrah

Sometime in the next two weeks, Carson High senior Nicholas Lani will take off his wrestling singlet for the last time. It’s a bittersweet feeling.

Time for Burton to cement his legacy

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Deonte Burton is a wonderful college basketball player and is already one of the top players in Nevada Wolf Pack history.

Senators look to improve playoff seeding

It took a buzzer-beating putback by Alan Cohen to beat Douglas, 54-52, in overtime back on Jan. 21. Carson coach Carlos Mendeguia would love to have the same result without the stress.

Trio of speakers set for NBC meeting

Nevada Business Connections, a Carson City and Reno development organization, will host a breakfast meeting in Reno with a trio of speakers Wednesday.

Wrestling regional title quest begins

Carson High’s wrestling team has accomplished its first goal, and has its collective eye on goal No. 2.

Survey: Domestic-partner health coverage more common

Employers in Northern Nevada are moving fairly quickly to offer health coverage to domestic partners, a new survey finds.

Old Sacramento retains flavor of California’s early days

With its brick buildings, wooden boardwalks and cobblestone streets, Old Sacramento offers a glimpse into what California’s capital city was like a century or so ago.

Medicated penguins and other random thoughts

This may not come as a surprise to most of you, but there are times when I sit down to write a column and I just don’t have much to say … no really, it’s true. This is one of those times so instead of boring you with a long meaningless rant on a specific subject, I’m going to bore you with some random thought in short meaningless rants.

Music, education, health care, government & food

In 1790, it took four musicians to play a Mozart string quartet. Today, it still does.

IRS TAX TIPS

Are you still doing your taxes on paper? If so, join the 122 million taxpayers who e-filed last year. They already know that IRS e-file is the best way to file a federal tax return.

Julia Bulette slain at her home

HORRIBLE MURDER.—Sometime yesterday morning a woman, well known in California and Nevada as Julia Bulette, was cruelly murdered at her house, in this city, on North D street, by some party or parties unknown. The first notice of the murder was given by a woman named Gertrude, who called some citizens to the bloody scene.

Rescuing puppy and kitten mill survivors

Purebred cats’ and dogs’ (parents and offspring) lives can be wonderful if they come from responsible breeders, but they often live their lives and get their beginnings in puppy and kitten mills. And you can be sure that whenever a movie with adorable dogs or cats hits theaters, puppy/kitten mills start up full speed. So, what is the difference between a responsible breeder and a puppy/kitten mill?

Cooperative Extension program recognized for conservation and collaboration

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Bootstraps Program has received the 2013 Partners in Conservation Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior, one of only 20 programs across the nation to receive this award for achievements in conservation of natural resources that include collaborative activity among a diverse range of entities.

Valentine’s Day financial gifts can be sweet

Valentine’s Day is here. This year, instead of sticking with flowers or chocolates for your valentine, why not give a gift with a future? Specifically, consider making a meaningful financial gift.

University of Nevada hires new dean for College of Ag

Following a national search and recruitment process, William “Bill” Payne joins the University of Nevada, Reno as the new dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

Northside students show the meaning of giving

Northside Early Learning Center capped off its Friendship Festival with a Sweetheart Pancake breakfast on Thursday.

VIEW FROM THE PAST

Golf is now indicted as “too strenuous game” for people of sedentary occupation. What is the tired businessman to do for exercise? Limit his activity to the nineteenth hole and the club piazza rocking chair squad?…Someone has figured it out that the Grand Canyon of the Colorado is equal to 7.304 Panama Canals…Oroville Wright’s stabilizer will make aeroplanes as safe as automobiles – “absolutely foolproof” he says. But when was the foolproof automobile invented?

SENIOR CENTER MENU

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

Everlasting love

For more than 30 years, Sam and Shelly Hubbard have enjoyed each other’s company from the time they met when attending a small South Dakota high school to spending time with their children and grandchildren to working together at Churchill County Middle School.

Krolicki to deliver keynote address at Lincoln Day dinner

Outgoing Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki will be this year’s keynote speaker at Saturday’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.

Mitchum film series continues on Valentine’s Day

The Churchill Arts Council’s series of Robert Mitchum thrillers will continue tonight with a screening of the 1955 film, “Night of the Hunter.”

Weather pattern brings moisture

As storms steadily make their way to Northern Nevada, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District is hopeful they keep coming.

Bango reps to discuss emergency planning

Representatives from Bango Oil Refinery will hold an open meeting at the Churchill County Commission chambers on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to discuss their emergency plan.

Annual Fallon all breeds sale expecting more than 150 bulls

The Nevada Cattleman’s Association expects a good weekend at this year’s 48th annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale.

Marigold Mine buyer: Revenue diversification is key

Silver Standard Resource’s announcement last week that it would acquire the Marigold Mine in Humboldt County was a strategic acquisition that provides Silver Standard with another stable revenue-producing asset, President and Chief Executive Officer John Smith says.

Wednesday, February 12

New-look Nevada ready to go

RENO — A new era of Nevada Wolf Pack baseball is about to hit the ground running.

‘The Wedding from Hell!’ extends as dessert buffet show

Proscenium Players, Inc.’s murder mystery production of “The Wedding from Hell!” is being extended for two additional weekends at the Brewery Arts Center as a murder mystery dessert buffet show.

International film weekend set in Carson

An International Film Weekend event is planned at Carson City’s First Untied Methodist Church Feb. 27 through March 1, according to organizers.

Wood-and-paint art exhibit set at OXS gallery

Reno artist Erik Burke’s latest exhibit is featured at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS gallery through April 4.

Ormat chooses Angel as next CEO

RENO — Ormat Technologies, Inc., said Tuesday that Isaac Angel will join Ormat on April 1 and become the geothermal company’s chief executive officer on July 1. Angel was appointed by the Ormat board of directors and will succeed Yehudit (Dita) Bronicki, who announced last November that she would be retiring from her active leadership role.

Live entertainment

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

CHS football draws tough opening foe

For the second time in four years, Carson High’s football team is venturing out of state to open its football season.

Carter frustrated after Pack’s home loss

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack is still searching for a home-court advantage this season.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

For more than two decades, rural Nevada neighbors in Eureka have experienced a breadth of quality cultural events thanks to Wally Cuchine’s personal passion for the arts. The eclectic assemblage of art made its debut at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, in January.

Tuesday, February 11

CHS wins, moves into third place

RENO — Carson basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia admitted that he was concerned about Tuesday’s game against last-place Wooster.

Carson pounds Colts

RENO — Carson High’s girls basketball team struck early and often Tuesday night against last-place Wooster.

Prep Roundup: Dayton wins at Truckee

TRUCKEE — Dayton’s second option turned out to be the right one Tuesday night.

Dayton Valley looking for men’s club members

The Dayton Valley Palmer Club, the men’s golf club at Dayton Valley Golf Club, is open to public membership and now accepting applications for the 2014 season. Any area male golfer age 18 or older can join by paying annual dues of $250. Dues for members who have a Northern Nevada Golf Association membership and GHIN handicap with another golf club are $220.

Pack faces ‘must win’ at home vs. Bulldogs

RENO — David Carter isn’t quite sure what to label games between his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team and the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Food: Cupcakes an adorable treat for your loved ones

One of my friends had her engagement party last week and, as usual, I wanted to bake something for the occasion. I have struggled with making cakes at high altitude so, instead of taking a chance on a regular recipe and trying to make it work, I turned to the few high-altitude cake recipes that “Joy of Cooking” had to offer. I settled on the 1234 cake, which got its name because its formula at sea level calls for 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour and 4 eggs. I call them countdown cupcakes because I always remember the recipe in the reverse order.

Bill’s goal: Improve health care for rural veterans

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., have introduced legislation designed to improve access to health care for veterans living in rural areas.

Disparity in Conservation league ratings

Members of Nevada’s congressional delegation received a wide range of marks in the annual League of Conservation Voters ratings.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Every parent knows they have cute children. Here’s an opportunity to prove it, and have your child claim the official title, Cutest Kid in North America, while supporting a nonprofit organization that provides remembrance photography to parents who have experienced infant loss.

Obamacare changes show more trouble

Obamacare keeps hitting one snag after another. With each delay, Nevadans are not surprised that the Obama Administration runs the ball three times and punts.

School Board meets Thursday night

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees will meet Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Churchill County Administration Office, 690 S. Maine St.

Bessie Foundation targets literacy efforts

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation announced that it is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Fallon and its surrounding area.

The second time around

If only I could be one of those people like Chris Christie who say exactly what they’re thinking. No, this isn’t going to be a political column. However, I was thinking about him, a person who speaks so bluntly, when a young woman said something to me at a local fast food establishment.

Guns don’t kill people, do they?

Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809. Today is the 205th anniversary of his birth. Lincoln was the first president elected as a Republican, but what would he think about today’s Republican Party? It would be especially interesting to know his thoughts about gun control, since he was killed by a bullet shot from a gun held by an assassin. Did the gun actually kill Lincoln? Not according to a popular mantra quoted by the “guns for everyone” folks: “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”

Valentine’s Day is coming: Are you ready for the special day?

This year, don’t let Valentine’s Day catch you unprepared. From red roses to dinner reservations, romantic resources are in demand on Valentine’s Day, so it’s best to place your orders in advance and call ahead.

Ways for a healthy lifestyle

If the decadent dishes and busy schedules of the holiday season or Super Bowl have set back your efforts toward a healthy lifestyle, fear not.

CCSD settles hazing case for $712,500

More than four years after a hazing scandal rocked the high school wrestling program, the Churchill County School District has reached a settlement as a result of the incident.

Helton seeks 3rd term as clerk/treasurer

Churchill County Clerk/Treasurer Kelly G. Helton announced Monday she will seek her third term.

CCHS students bring home Good Sportsmanship Award

The Nevada Science Bowl is the premier academic competition for Nevada and the Southwest region.

City swears in 2 new officers

Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. recently swore in two new police officers for the Fallon Police Department, Kurtis Itskin and Christopher Decker.

Obituary Robert Bruce “BB” Clark

Robert Bruce “RB” Clark, age 83 of Bull Shoals, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice Hous

Obituary Ralph Foster Denny, Sr.

Ralph Foster Denny, Sr. went home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2014.

Lady Wave clinch, lose Sharpe

Injury and insult. It is what struck the Fallon girls basketball team Saturday.

Wave, Vikings in battle for playoffs

Just win baby. After a weekend split and a loss by South Tahoe, the Fallon boys basketball team is in position to clinch a Northern Division I-A postseason bid this weekend.

Pack softball off to hot start

McKenna Isenberg and Megan Dortch pitched back-to-back shutouts Sunday, and the Nevada softball team opened the season with a 4-1 mark after wins over East Carolina and Utah Valley at the Red Desert Classic in St. George, Utah.

Regional Ready

The Greenwave wrestling team performed strongly at the Northern Division I-A duals last weekend in Fernley, placing third out of nine teams.

National Finals Rodeo to remain in Las Vegas

Following unanimous votes by the Las Vegas Events Board of Trustees and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Board of Directors, both organizations announced an agreement to keep the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas through 2024. The new agreement will begin following the 2014 Wrangler NFR.

Vogt wins 1st gold medal in women’s Olympic ski jumping

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Carina Vogt of Germany has never won a World Cup event. She now owns women’s ski jumping’s first-ever Olympic gold medal.

Browns CEO, GM leaving team in stunning shakeup

BEREA, Ohio — The Browns fired their coach after one season. Now they’re sweeping out their front office.

Brian Sandford: Books can’t teach everything about Nevada life

This past week marked my one-year anniversary as a Nevada resident. I did plenty of research before coming here, and I acquired some book smarts.

Kat Miller: Reno could be site of Northern Nevada veterans home

Lately, I’ve fielded a lot of questions about the governor’s drive to build a veterans nursing home in Northern Nevada. Let me share with you the status of this initiative.

Tips for people who only exercise on weekends

Fitting exercise in between work, kids and other commitments takes effort. That’s why some people squeeze workouts in on weekends. Regular physical activity offers a long list of health benefits, from helping manage your weight to improving your mood. But overdoing it on a Saturday when you haven’t worked out all week could raise your chances of injury. Tips to reduce your risk:

Bessie Foundation targets literacy efforts in Fallon

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation announced that it is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Fallon and its surrounding area.

Oibtuary Donald Leroy Neff

Don passed away, Dec. 31, 2013 in Beaumont, TX. He was born in Reno, NV., Aug. 23, 1939 and attended Fallon schools from 3rd grade through High School, graduated in 1954.

Obituary Donald Eugene Mills Adams,

Donald Eugene Mills, 84, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Boise VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Monday, February 10

John R. Bullis: Serving as fiduciary is a big and valuable job

You may be asked to help handle the finances for your parents or another relative. That is not an easy job, and it might be in addition to making health care decisions and/or serving as a caregiver. If you are named in a power of attorney for financial matters, you have a new title: “Fiduciary.” That means you need to do the work and decisions correctly, always remembering it is their money, not yours.

Carson grad back to run mall outlet

A former Carson City resident will manage Sportsman’s Warehouse in Carson Mall when it opens in April and she begins her seventh year with the outdoor outfitter. Katy Gay, a 2006 Carson High School graduate, is doing a juggling act as she works at the Reno Sportsman’s Warehouse and immerses herself in preparing for a grand-opening event April 5 in the capital city. That will come on the first Saturday of that month and the third Saturday of spring, following what retailers call a soft opening for the outlet planned for Monday, March 31.

Obituary Andrew “Ray” Raymond Walmsley

Andrew “Ray” Raymond Walmsley, a third generation Dayton, Nevada resident passed away on February 4, 2014, he was 88 years old. Ray was born on October 7, 1925 in Dayton, Nevada, the son of Zenas Andrew and Lelia (Stevenson) Walmsley.

Obituary William H. Cho

WILLIAM H. CHO, age 85, passed away on February 2, 2014 at his residence in Silver Springs, NV. He

Saturday, February 8

Pack falls by 15

SAN DIEGO — The more San Diego State keeps winning, the more there will be comparisons with the great Aztecs team of 2010-11.

Birds of Chicago to perform in Minden

Birds of Chicago, a collective based around JT Nero and Allison Russell, will appear at Minsen’s CVIC Hall at 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

Harber pitches WNC to win

DOUGLAS, Ariz — Western Nevada College’s baseball team made it two straight over Cochise with a 6-2 win Saturday afternoon in the final game of a three-game series.

Carson might be headed to Sac for opener

It has yet to be confirmed by either football coach Blair Roman or athletic director Bob Bateman, but there is a strong chance that Carson, Fallon, Damonte Ranch and Reed will be involved in a showdown against four Sacramento-area schools to start the 2014 football season.

Friday, February 7

Obituary Ida Gale Walker

On February 5, 2014 the Walker family said their final good-bye to Ida Gale (Bozarth) Walker, 89, resident of the greater Carson City area since 1997

Thursday, February 6

Dutch Bros., Carl’s Jr. moves in works

Carrington Co., owner of Carson Mall, has told city officials that mall changes to accommodate Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bealls will include eventual moves for the Carl’s Jr. and Dutch Bros. outlets. Interim City Manager Marena Works said she had talked with a representative of the California-based property company and was told progress toward openings by the imminent Carson City retailers is on target for April.

Exchange leader predicts 50K enrollees by March 31

The head of Nevada’s health care exchange told lawmakers Thursday he is holding the contractor Xerox accountable and intends to have 50,000 Nevadans enrolled in some health insurance plan by the end of March.

IFC OKs pot program staff funding

The legislative Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved $365,309 in spending to continue staffing up the new medical marijuana program.

Friday Fodder: Polian defensive during Pack’s Signing Day

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Brian Polian was hired to coach the Nevada Wolf Pack, we were told over and over again, because of his ability to recruit. This is the guy, after all, who supposedly induced Manti Teo to go to Notre Dame. Polian was going to revolutionize Wolf Pack recruiting.

Prep / JC Roundup: Cochise edges Wildcats in 9th

DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Cochise ended No. 14 Western Nevada College’s three-game winning streak with a 6-5 win Thursday afternoon to open a three-game series.

Sandoval: Fix health exchange problems

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday he has made it abundantly clear to Xerox CEO Ursula Burns that the company’s performance in setting up the call center and developing the Nevada Health Link website for Nevadans signing up for health insurance is not acceptable.

November taxable sales decline from 2012

Nevada’s taxable sales for November were up 2.1 percent over November 2012, rising to more than $3.7 billion.

CVS to discontinue all tobacco sales

CVS Caremark, the nation’s No. 2 drugstore chain, announced Wednesday it plans to discontinue all tobacco sales by Oct. 1.

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

Have elected Republicans lost their collective minds? In past legislative sessions House Republicans have been the one beacon of common sense. They opposed profligate spending, tried numerous times for common-sense budgets, and opposed Obamacare.

Wave ready for I-A duals

Two months of wrestling in tournaments and duals will be put to the first of two major tests to reaching state for the Greenwave this month.

Fallon enters critical stretch

A must win. It is the mindset for the next two weeks as the home stretch of the Northern Division I-A season begins for the Fallon boys basketball team.

Documentary focuses on Nevada ranching

KNPB Channel 5 broadcasts the fourth installment of the documentary series dealing with the challenges of ranching in Nevada, “Stewards of the Rangeland: Rangeland Under Fire.”

Are you a responsible pet owner?

Last week’s article noted that February is the “official” Spay and Neuter Month for pets. Well, it turns out that February has a few more pet-related celebrations: Responsible Pet Owners Month, National Pet Dental Month, Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week, Pet Theft Awareness Week, Love Your Pet Day and Spay Day USA. Today’s article is about responsible pet ownership of dogs and cats.

Investments may affect a child’s financial aid prospects

Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid?

Movie awards for me

While channel surfing the other night I came across the Golden Globe Awards show on TV and thought I was watching a rerun of the People’s Choice Awards or a preview of the SAG Awards because it all looks the same to me.

Playoff berth on the line

Win and you are in. It’s the motto this weekend for the Fallon girls basketball team. A victory over Dayton stamps the Lady Wave’s ticket to the postseason for the fourth consecutive season.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Every parent knows they have cute children. Here’s an opportunity to prove it, and have your child claim the official title, Cutest Kid in North America, while supporting a nonprofit organization that provides remembrance photography to parents who have experienced infant loss.

College athletics: higher ed’s tail wagging the dog

In every state, the highest-paid public employee works in higher education: 39 football or basketball coaches, five medical or law school heads, five university presidents and — in Nevada — a plastic surgeon at UNR’s Las Vegas medical school facility.

Bango Oilto presentemergencyplans

Representatives from Bango Oil Refinery will hold an open meeting to discuss their emergency plan at the commission chambers in the Churchill County Administration Building, 155 N. Taylor St., at 6 a.m. on Feb. 18.

VIEW FROM THE PAST

The law prohibiting the opening of post offices and the delivery of mail on Sunday has added largely to the cost of the postal service and materially lessens its efficiency, according to the annual report of Daniel O. Roper, first assistant post maker general. Roper suggests it would be in the interest of the service and the employees to amend the law so as to authorize Sundays work. He also would grant compensatory time off to employees assigned to Sunday duty.

STATE BRIEFS

“Fernley Economic Self-Determination Act” on Thursday passed the full House as part of a larger package of public lands legislation. It is the first bill from a group of seven Nevada lands bills recently passed out of the Natural Resources Committee to be brought to the House floor for a vote.

SENIOR CENTER MENU

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street

Washington Federal acquires Nevada banks

Washington Federal, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire 23 Bank of America branches in Arizona and Nevada.

Last Diamond Dance

For Fallon native Sara Parsons, today marks the beginning of the end of her softball career. Today, she and the Nevada Wolf Pack hit the diamond in a chase for the school’s first Mountain West Conference championship.

Pack softball aims for MW title

It was a breakout season for the Nevada softball program in 2013.

Annual bull sale begins in one week

The 48th Annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale begins in one week. The sale will be held Feb. 15 at the Fallon Livestock Exchange beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sifting of the bulls with be Feb. 14 at 7:30 a.m.

Trotter announces second term for sheriff

Sheriff Ben Trotter said he plans to run for re-election when filing opens in March.

County hears information on wild horses

The Churchill County Commissioners held their first meeting of February on Thursday and received information about the wild horse and burro program.

Committee questions call to eliminate inactive boards

The Legislature’s Sunset Subcommittee was urged to support elimination of eight boards and commissions that agency officials and the governor’s office say are inactive and unnecessary.

Credit-damaged middle-income drawn to lending circles

An age-old cultural fixture across the world — they’re known as “cestas” in Latin America and “susus” in Africa — the informal banking systems increasingly are getting attention from middle-income consumers in northern Nevada.

Movie review: ‘Labor Day’

“Labor Day,” adapted by director Jason Reitman from author Joyce Maynard’s romance novel, is a sighing melodrama. Set in 1987 the squeaky clean goodness of its hero and heroine play like a dime store novel.

Carson Valley Museum unveils new exhibit

A new tenant has taken up residence on main street at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Mobile gaming worries Nevada casino operators

Large gaming manufacturers and smaller development studios are rushing to bring for-money wagering products to tablet computers and smartphones, but casino operators in northern Nevada have reservations about the potential impacts Internet gaming could have on brick-and-mortar establishments.

Wednesday, February 5

Speech touches on shelter, tax increase

Carson City government finances are good, though not exceptional, Mayor Robert Crowell said Wednesday as he urged a boost in sales tax to do capital projects.

Carson blanks Galena

Carson High’s wrestling team left no doubt in wrapping up a sixth straight undefeated Sierra League season and extending its league win-streak to 30.

Nevada signs 7 for defensive line

RENO — This is the time of year that Brian Polian lives for.

Daggs signs with Idaho Vandals

Josilyn Daggs, flanked by her family, signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Idaho Wednesday afternoon in the Carson High library.

Aggies avenge earlier loss to Pack

LOGAN, Utah — Spencer Butterfield scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Utah State broke a five-game losing streak by beating Nevada 83-75 Wednesday night.

Wildcats blank Pima, 5-0

PHOENIX — For the second straight day, Western Nevada College’s baseball team shut out Pima in a non-league contest.

Live entertainment

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

Comstock Mining secures more property

VIRGINIA CITY — Comstock Mining Inc. has secured more than 300 acres of private land to provide expanded opportunities for the gold and silver mining firm. The property is adjacent to the nearly 77 acres area called American Flat and affords the company a chance to expand leaching operations, processing, refining and perhaps milling solutions in the district, according to a Comstock spokesman.

Virgil Arellano seeks re-election in Lyon

Virgil Arellano has announced he’s seeking re-election as a Lyon County commissioner.

Obituary Robert H Townsend

Bob passed away at home on January 28. He was proceded in death by his father Harold Townsend.

Obituary Carol Rabideau Katausky

Carol Rabideau Katausky was born on Christmas Day 1928 in Watertown, New York to Herbert and Isabel Morehouse. Carol married Robert Rabideau and together raised 5 children: Cynthia (Victoria), Scott (Linda), Robin (Paul), Jacquelyn (Norm) and Michele (Lorne). In addition she is survived by 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and later Terry Katausky.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

CCMS one-act play competition A handful of CCHS thespians are directing Churchill County Middle School students in the middle school One-Act Play Competition on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre.

Tuesday, February 4

2014 is a growth year for Nature’s Bakery

While last year was all about growth for Nature’s Bakery, this year will be about innovation and development of new products. Nature’s Bakery, founded in 2010 by Dave Marson and his son, Sam, will spend much of the coming year cementing international distribution contracts and creating new product lines, says Sam Marson, the company’s operations manager.

Sandoval: Fix health exchange problems

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday he has made it abundantly clear to Xerox CEO Ursula Burns that the company’s performance in setting up the call center and developing the Nevada Health Link website for Nevadans signing up for health insurance is not acceptable.

Carolyn Eichin: Sweet potato ‘pies’ make for an easy, tasty side dish

To me, sweet potatoes are exotic. My mom didn’t like them and rarely served sweet potatoes when I was a kid, so I didn’t discover them until I was an adult. Now I’m glad I did, as they are one of my favorites. Traditional holiday meals often feature sweet potato casseroles topped with marshmallows. For me, that casserole is just too sweet and is ready to be replaced with a side dish that plays up the savory side of sweet potatoes.

Burton: Pack is ready for road challenges

If the Utah State Aggies fans at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum tonight in Logan, Utah, think they will intimidate the Nevada Wolf Pack, well, they better think again.

NNDA director notes hurdles in Rotary speech

Northern Nevada’s top Carson City-based economic development spokesman touted sweet success Tuesday but also talked of challenges on the horizon. Rob Hooper, the director of the Northern Nevada Development Authority, told local Rotary Club members the old way of doing business in his field won’t cut it anymore.

Gardnerville author releases first book

Gardnerville resident Tracy Clark, 44, found her calling early on in life.

Retail spots tout dumping butts for vapors

Tasty Vapes and Nevada Vapor Supply are two new Carson City outlets targeting electronic vapor consumers, also known as the e-cigarette crowd. Tasty Vapes, at 101 Hot Springs Road in Suite 8H, opened late last year and kicked off this year with a solid month financially. Peter Owings, the owner-operator, said his small outlet grossed $9,800 in January and he is “paying the bills and then some.” He said his outlet near the C.A.L. Ranch store was the first shop of its kind in Carson City; Nevada Vapor Supply became the second Friday.

Carson falls below .500

SPARKS — The game was there for the taking, but once again Carson High’s girls were not up to the task.

Errors, Meyer cost Senators

SPARKS — Turnovers and the inability to contain Ken Meyer sent Carson High’s boys basketball team to its fourth straight loss Tuesday night.

Community Sports: Two aces at Eagle Valley

On back-to-back days, holes-in-one were recorded at Eagle Valley golf course.

Prep Roundup: Vikings rally for win against Dust Devils

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Tahoe erased an 11-point halftime deficit en route to a 64-49 win on Tuesday.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Every parent knows they have cute children. Here’s an opportunity to prove it, and have your child claim the official title, Cutest Kid in North America, while supporting a nonprofit organization that provides remembrance photography to parents who have experienced infant loss.

Nutrition labels decoded for shoppers

Take a trip to the grocery store and you’ll encounter miles of aisles stocked with thousands of food products. Every product has a story to tell or better yet, sell. Information printed on packages is helpful but it’s often confusing and even a bit misleading.

What to do when you suspect child abuse

The news reports are as shocking as they are relentless: An Army sergeant in Maryland charged with 1st-degree child abuse, accused of starving, beating and burning her 4-year-old stepdaughter.

Ladies night out at Banner

Banner Churchill Community Hospital presents Ladies Night Out on Feb. 20 where women can enjoy shopping with a variety of vendors, win prizes and hear from an emergency physician about heart health.

Unemployment down in Churchill in 2013

While Nevada’s labor market finished 2013 on a slightly sour note with unemployment up in Reno, Las Vegas and Carson City, state officials say it was a good year overall.

PUC: Reducing charge won’t cut average electric bill

Public Utilities Commission officials said a recent decision to scale back the increase in the Basic Service Charge for electric service won’t change the fact that the average monthly bill is going up by nearly $3.

MILITARY NAMES

Army Pvt. Justin B. Keever has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

The disappearing working middle class

You probably saw on the news recently an astounding statistic. It was reported that the top 86 wealthiest people in the world have a combined income greater than half the world’s population, 3.5 billion. This disparity, which began dramatically during the 1980s, is at the root of unrest throughout the world. Inequality is at its worst since 1928, just before the great depression

Tying the knot

When I recall events that happened in just a few months during 1943, I shake my head. It was during World War II. My fiancé Don was leaving for Army Air Corps (as it was called in those days) training in about four months. We decided to get married.

State gaming win tops $11B in 2013

Nevada resorts finished December with a solid 9.6 percent increase in total win, logging the second billion-dollar month of the year.

An angel in the saddle

Speakers described Rachel Hendrix as a young lady who loved the thrill of competition in the rodeo arena and was devoted to her family, her church and studies.

Silver Springs Airport named drone-testing site

Silver Springs Airport has been selected as a drone-testing site, a move airport owner/operator Kay Bennett praised as a boon to the community’s economy.

Retired Maj. Gen. Floyd Edsall dies;served as adjutant general for 12 years

Retired Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Edsall, who served as Nevada’s adjutant general from 1967-1980, died Jan. 29 at the age of 92.

Nevada Air Guard recognizes top airman performers of 2013

The top performers in the Nevada Air National Guard in 2013 were recognized Jan. 25 during the annual Airmen of the Year Banquet. Dignitaries attending the annual event at the Nevada Air National Guard base included Brig. Gen. Bill Burks, Brig. Gen. Ondra Berry, Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan, Col. Jeffrey Burkett and Col. Dave Clark.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

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

Fugitive extradiated back to Fallon

A Fallon fugitive was extradited to Churchill County last week after he fled a sentencing hearing for drug charges.

CCMS HONOR ROLL

Churchill County Middle School A Honor Roll 2nd Quarter

LVN editorial: A little pork here, a little pork there

The recently passed Omnibus Appropriations Bill produced more squealing from pork projects than we heard of Alaska’s great bridge to nowhere during the 2008 elections.

Lights, camera, action

A video production class allows students the opportunity they need to get ahead of the game in a growing field.

BIRTHS

The following babies were born at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:

Chuck Muth: A survey of the campaign train for early 2014

The myth that conservatives who want increased immigration enforcement are simply anti-Hispanic has been proved a lie. Indeed, the top target for deportation in the United States today isn’t Mexican, but Canadian: Justin Bieber!

Lady Wave rolls past Truckee

The shots just didn’t fall. A cold night inside the gym for the Truckee girls basketball team gave Fallon a 41-24 Northern Division I-A victory on Friday.

Fallon Longhorns take 2nd title

The Fallon Longhorns seventh- and eighth-grade basketball team captured their second tournament championship this season.

Dunkin’ Truckee

What appeared to be a sure-fire win nearly turned into an epic collapse. The Fallon boys basketball team held off Truckee in the final seconds Friday for a 47-44 Northern Division I-A win.

Wave grapplers finish 4-1 at Yerington Duals

The Greenwave wrestling team wrapped up their tournament portion of the regular season and now look ahead to this weekend’s Northern Division I-A duals in Fernley.

The Doctors: Tips to help manage cold and flu

You feel it coming on: the stuffy nose and itchy throat, sneezing and coughing, maybe even body aches and chills. With cold and flu season at its peak, you want to be ready if you get sick. Here’s what to have on hand to help you feel better and stay well.

Obituary Delward (Del) G. Reed

Born in Grandfield , Oklahoma , Delward G. Reed beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, kind neighbor & friend and much more to many others went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Monday, February 3

Haley Ridgely, Carson High, Basketball

Q: What is your favorite sport to watch on TV and why? A: Football. I like to watch it with my grandpa.

Bookies win big in Super Bowl blowout

Nevada’s licensed sports books won big in Sunday’s Super Bowl, raking in more than double what they won last year and more than from any of the past 10 Super Bowls.

Committee questions call to eliminate inactive boards

The Legislature’s Sunset Subcommittee was urged to support elimination of eight boards and commissions that agency officials and the governor’s office say are inactive and unnecessary.

John Bullis: A dozen interesting facts about Social Security

I recently went to a special seminar on Social Security. The speaker was a retired manager with 35 years of experience working at the Social Security Administration. He went through the details of how the various benefits are computed, etc., and his observations were interesting. 1.) Nine out of 10 people 65 or older receive Social Security benefits.

WNC softball evens record

Makenzie Hospadka and Halie Bennion each hit a two-run home run during the Western Nevada College softball team’s 8-5 win over Pima College on Sunday.

Sunday, February 2

Cook to run for Assembly

Dave Cook, a member of the state Board of Education and longtime teacher, has announced plans to run for Assembly District 40 representing Carson City.

Krueger to run for DA

Mark Krueger, Carson City’s assistant district attorney, announced Saturday that he will run for the top spot.

Concert series kicks off

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its ninth annual Winter MusicFest with the Paul Guttman concert series.

Big second half dooms Wave boys

ELKO — It was a tale of two halves and also a tale of two games.

Lady Wave stumbles at Elko

ELKO — The Elko girls basketball team has sole possession of first place in the Northern I-A league standings after a 48-42 win Saturday against visiting Fallon.

29 in a row for Carson in Sierra League duals

The word dynasty in the dictionary should reference Carson High’s wrestling team.

Knobel fourth for Carson High ski team

Carson High’s ski teams finished sixth at Wednesday’s recent meet.

Manogue pummels mistake-prone CHS

RENO — Carson High scored the first five points of Friday’s game against league-leading Bishop Manogue, but it was downhill after that.

Carson wrestlers bring home Placer title

AUBURN, Calif, — Carson High’s wrestling team won five straight duals to claim the Placer Invitational Saturday afternoon.

First-place Elko pounds Dayton

DAYTON — Dayton basketball coach Jason Santos didn’t pull any punches.

West takes control in OT, leads Pack to win

RENO — Don’t tell the Nevada Wolf Pack that it might have been lucky to beat the Air Force Falcons Saturday afternoon at Lawlor Events Center.

Reed outlasts Carson

Carson High took a small step backward in its quest to maintain second place in the Sierra League. The Senators, who battled back from an early 15-point deficit to tie the game, were outscored 31-17 in the final 13 minutes en route to a 62-48 loss to the Reed Raiders in a Division I crossover game Tuesday night before a small crowd at Morse Burley Gym.

Finally, the game is here so the hype can stop

It’s been an interesting week reading all the Super Bowl hype.

Business Briefs: Brummer achieves Southwest Region award

Mary Jo Brummer, with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, has been presented with the certificate of excellence for finishing 10th in individual sales in October in all of Nevada. Brummer has worked in real estate for more than 16 years and holds the Certified Residential Specialist and the Certified Distressed Property Expert designations. She can be reached at RE/MAX at 2310 S. Carson St., Suite 1, or by calling 775-721-5905.

Paloolians celebrate 70 years of marriage

Paul and Eileen Paloolian of Carson City celebrated their 70th anniversary Jan. 31. They met in San Diego, Calif., where Paul was serving in the Navy. They were married Jan. 31, 1944.

Saturday, February 1

Super Bowl watching

During its 48-year evolution, Super Bowl parties have become the social event of the year, whether groups decided to have their party at a friend’s house or venture to one of the local watering holes.

Popovic concert a near sellout

There are still a few seats available for the performance by the Ana Popovic Band tomorrow night. If you’ve any interesting is seeing this outstanding guitarist and singer, right here in Fallon, you’d better call Churchill Arts right away at 775-423-1440.