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Friday, January 31

Carson drops key game in overtime

RENO — Carson High is losing the battle to host a first-round playoff game.

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.

Cal Neva reopening at Tahoe pushed to summer 2015

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — This season’s putrid snowfall is already having impacts on plans two summers from now. The grand reopening of the Cal Neva has been pushed back to June 2015, Robert Radovan, co-owner of resort controlling partner Criswell-Radovan, told the Bonanza this week.

Roger Diez: It’s official NASCAR has new playoff format

Last week I wrote about the proposal floated by NASCAR to do more than “tweak” the championship format for the Sprint Cup.

Riding out ‘Winter Storm Leon’

There is an old Florida tradition that we’re just learning about called “riding out the storm.” Since moving to the Sunshine State, I’ve heard many locals tell exciting tales of braving the ferocities of hurricanes and tropical storms, so I’ve been bracing myself for my first real chance to ride out a famous Florida storm. I never guessed it would be a winter storm!

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Senate nukes Nevada: Test Site ground zero for waste; Reid, Hecht vow fight

WASHINGTON — Despite bitter opposition from Nevada’s U.S. senators, legislation was adopted Thursday that would speed up the search for a nuclear waste dump site, with Yucca Mountain on the Nevada Test Site a leading candidate.

Investors can learn much from Super Bowl teams

If you’re a football fan (and probably even if you aren’t), you are aware that we’re closing in on the Super Bowl. This year’s event is unique in that it is the first Super Bowl held in an outdoor, cold-weather site — New Jersey, to be specific. However, the 2014 game shares many similarities to past Super Bowls in terms of what it took for the two teams to arrive at this point. And some of these same characteristics apply to successful investors.

Virginia City alternative to Tahoe ski slopes

Hoping to attract the Lake Tahoe ski crowd to help businesses along the Comstock get through the winter slump in business, Storey County tourism officials last week launched a campaign that invites skiers and snowboarders to rest their legs in Virginia City.

Great tales at the Nevada Historical Society

Every artifact found in the Nevada Historical Society’s exhibits has a story.

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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.

biz licenses

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

Lack of valley gold

The water forecast is dire for Northern Nevada.

The need for substitute teachers

The lack of substitute teachers who are willing to work in the classroom is becoming a problem for Churchill County School District, leaving the administration with no other option but to find the reason why those on their list aren’t responding to teach.

Wildlife board reviews weapons restrictions

The Churchill County Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife met Tuesday to discuss the comments and concerns that came from residents at a special meeting on Jan. 21 regarding the firearm limitations in the Stillwater District and the Lahontan Valley.

Olsen seeks2nd term on commission

Although he has served only one term as a Churchill County Commissioner, Pete Olsen believes in doing his homework, sometimes pouring over 250-300 pages of information before each meeting.

Hacking and theft: Are you next

At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the coming months due to more breaches of security at other stores is anyone’s guess, said identity theft recovery expert Scott A. Merritt.

UNCE offers certification for meat slaughter, processing

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Herds and Harvest Program is offering certification classes in February and April for beginners who want to learn about meat harvesting and processing.

Researchers propose integrating history and science to restore biodiversity

Natural Resources Specialist Kent McAdoo recently studied how Native Americans used fire to maintain and modify the Great Basin centuries ago. He suggests that we now take these principles and combine them with modern science to actively manage vegetation in ways that maintain or enhance ecosystem integrity in the Great Basin today.

Incredible stories of WWII jungle hideouts

News reports have just reached my desk about the death two weeks ago of a Japanese army officer who refused to believe that World War II was over and hid out in a Philippine jungle for 29 years before being discovered, and I believe that they and the remarkable stories of two other holdouts during the war will be of interest to readers of this column, particularly those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Thursday, January 30

Friday Fodder: It’s Manning’s game to lose

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Let’s get one thing perfectly clear before Peyton Manning is declared the greatest quarterback in NFL history Sunday night on Twitter. If Super Bowls are the way we judge quarterback greatness, well, Joe Montana is the best by far.

Obituary Marylyn Teresa McCuin

MARYLYN TERESA MCCUIN, age 63, passed away on January 29, 2014 at her residence in Fallon. She was born May 16, 1950 in San Francisco, Ca to Marion and Mary Woellert Denton.

Obituary Rachel Christina Hendrix

RACHEL CHRISTINA HENDRIX, age 18, passed away unexpectedly on January 26, 2014 near Cedar City, UT.

Obituary Lester “Les” Samuel Ogden

Lester “Les” Samuel Ogden life long Fallon resident, passed away on January 27, 2014, from complications of kidney disease and a life time of hard work. Les was born March 28, 1948 to Kenniston “Ken” and Frances Ogden.

Quickie divorces were catalyst to Nevada’s economy

LAS VEGAS — Long before she became Nevada’s first woman in Congress, Barbara Vucanovich boarded a train in New York and headed west on a six-week journey to a fresh start.

Pine Nuts: Scraps of thought found on a circus floor

The greatest clown that ever lived, Emmett Kelly, used to sweep circles of light around the circus floor with his broom. Watching him would make a foreclosed person smile.

Wednesday, January 29

Three area players highlight WNC recruiting

Western Nevada College baseball coach D.J. Whittemore added three local student-athletes to join his 2015 recruiting class.

PUC changes rules for setting basic electric rate

The Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 Thursday to change how it sets the Basic Service Charge for electric power.

Nevada uses zone defense to top Rams

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack dared the Colorado State Rams to shoot the ball Wednesday night.

Sheriff running for re-election in Storey

Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro said Wednesday that he will seek re-election.

Live entertainment

Midnight Express will perform at 7 p.m. today and at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Band to perform Feb. 28 in Minden

Birds of Chicago, a duo featuring JT Nero and Allison Russell, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the CVIC Hall on Fifth and Esmeralda streets in Minden.

Eagles tribute concert benefits youth programs

During a weekend dedicated to eagles and agriculture, it seems appropriate to host a concert featuring an Eagles-tribute band.

Obituary Robert (Bob) L. Sharp

Robert (Bob) L. Sharp, a long-time resident of Carson City, died at his home overlooking Lake Tahoe on Wednesday, January 15th, having celebrated his 91st birthday last November 29th

Obituary Donna Harward Skidmore

Donna Harward Skidmore died Wednesday at CTH. She was born in Peerless Utah, where she later attended school and went on to college.

Obituary Peter G Ness

Peter G. Ness passed away peacefully with his wife and son by his side on December 23,2013.

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Obituary Theodore James “TJ” Day

Theodore James “T.J.” Day, successful Nevada businessman, community philanthropist, ranch operator, and locomotive and aviation enthusiast, died on Friday January 24 at his home in Reno. He was 64.

Retailers look forward to Super Bowl spending

Assuming Nevadans follow national trends, retailers in the state can expect $109.6 million in sales tied to this weekend’s Super Bowl. A spokesman for the Retail Association of Nevada said an estimated 1.6 million Nevadans will watch Sunday’s game, spending an average of more than $68 on a range of goods including food, beverages and athletic gear supporting their favorite team.

Obituary Jerry (Jerome) Strickland

Jerry passed away at Renown Hos-pital on January 17, 2014.

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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.

Tuesday, January 28

November taxable sales up slightly

Taxable sales for November were up 2.1 percent over November 2012, rising to more than $3.7 billion. Food services reported an 8.1 percent increase statewide, with auto sales up 7.5 percent. They are two of Nevada’s largest tax generators. Accommodations also had a good month, reporting a 26 percent increase over a year ago.

PILT program extended for a year

Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Steven Horsford, both D-Nev., say the farm bill going through Congress has been amended to extend the Payments In Lieu of Taxes program for another year.

Nevada lands bill package passes House committee

The omnibus package of Nevada lands bills was approved by the House Natural Resources committee, moving it to the floor for a vote.

PUC to reconsider Sierra Pacific rate hike

The Public Utilities Commission today takes up a preliminary order rejecting the petition to reduce the base electric rate Sierra Pacific Power can charge customers in Northern Nevada.

‘The Wedding from Hell!’ debuts

Proscenium Players will present “The Wedding from Hell!,” a murder-mystery dinner theater show, Friday, Saturday, Feb. 8 and Feb. 14-15 at the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino, with a Sunday brunch matinee on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at ShowTix4u.com. For more information, call 775-781-0664.

Wolf Pack looks for help off the bench

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team accomplished something last Saturday afternoon that it had not done in 192 games and almost six years.

Community Sports: Carson High bowlers off to 3-0 start after win over Sparks

Carson High’s bowling team is off to a 3-0 start after defeating Sparks at the Grand Sierra Resort last week.

Carson goes cold in loss to Raiders

In a possible preview of a first-round playoff game, Reed outlasted Carson, 56-49, Tuesday night in a Division I crossover game at Morse Burley Gym.

Friends express disbelief over cowgirl’s death

Friends have expressed shock during the past several days after learning that a talented cowgirl in the arena and exceptional student in the classroom died Sunday in southern Utah.

Three things you don’t know about migraines

You’re familiar with the pain of a migraine — the intense throbbing concentrated mostly on one side your head and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or hypersensitivity to light and sound.

Remembering Aunt Irene

It’s been a few years since I stayed in Vallejo, Calif., with my oldest son, Don, and his wife, Earlene. Don is a late riser, but Earlene and I would get up on Saturday morning and head out to enjoy some time doing those “women” things.

Retired Nevada Guard officer writes financial advice book

The same values and discipline acquired from military service can be used to achieve personal financial freedom, writes retired Nevada Army Guard Lt. Col. Kurt Neddenriep in his soon-to-be released book, “Combat Finance.” The book is set to hit bookstore shelves Tuesday.

Hundreds honor Truckee native killed in Navy helicopter crash

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Hundreds came out Saturday to pay respects to Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Andrew Collins, who died in a Navy helicopter crash off the Virginia coast earlier this month.

Trustees move ahead with auxiliary gym

The Churchill County School Board approved at their Thursday meeting to move forward with proposals for an auxiliary high school gym.

Getting Medicare information online

As 2014 gets under way, I wanted to give you a quick overview of the Medicare information you can now get online.

Reagan: Fact, fiction and myth

“For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived, and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” John F. Kennedy, 1963.

EDITORIAL: Making the right move at WNC

As the first week of the spring semester begins, we applaud Chancellor Dan Klaich and the Board of Regents for taking their search for a new Western Nevada College president to the communities in which the college serves.

Spice trial moved to April

The federal trial for two Fallon residents accused of selling spice has been continued until April 1.

‘Rodeo was her life’

Upon entering the family room of the Hendrix’s country home, one cannot miss the championship saddles Rachel Hendrix won during her short career in youth and high school rodeo.

Snodgrass makes progress

Daniel Snodgrass, a 24-year-old Fallon resident, was critically injured as a result of an explosion at the Bango Oil refinery in December.

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Numa Elementary School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

LAHONTAN HONOR ROLL

Lahontan Elementary School 2nd quarter honor roll

Obituary Gary Stolfich

Gary Stolfich, 60 Years Old, born November 3rd 1953 in Sacramento California to the late Jean and Erwin Stolfich. Gary passed away at his home in Carson City Nevada on the morning of Thursday January 23rd

Obituary Irene Lois Woomer

Irene passed away peacefully in her home and entered eternal life on January 19, 2014. She is reunited, at last, with the love of her life, Frank Woomer, who preceded her in death in 2006.

Chuck Muth: GOP convention might finally come to Vegas

If anyone doesn’t think Republicans in Nevada are serious about bringing the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las Vegas, check out the extremely well-done “It’s what we do” video produced to woo the GOP’s decision-makers at the Republican National Committee (RNC) at LasVegas2016.com.

Heller says Senate can overcome differences

RENO — Sen. Dean Heller says there is a list of things that keep him awake at night: global issues such as the economy, debt and the nation’s lack of a growth strategy, and specifics such as the potential listing of the sage grouse and the spread of Internet gaming.

Grapplers take fourth at Fernley tourney

With the divisional duals approaching, the Greenwave wrestling team is coming together at the right time.

Spartans blow past Fallon

SPRING CREEK — Coming off a surprising loss to Lowry, the Spring Creek girls basketball team needed a win against Fallon Friday to keep hopes of a regular season league title alive.

Spring Creek holds off Greenwave

SPRING CREEK — After opening the Northern I-A season with a loss at Fallon, the Spring Creek boys basketball team hosted the Greenwave Friday with a chance to right that wrong and boost its playoff hopes.

De Braga to suit up for NFL regional combine

Trevor de Braga isn’t letting his dream of playing in the NFL die anytime soon.

Obituary Kathryn June Jones

Kay was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and later moved to Pecos, Texas, where she met Louie Jones. Kay lived in the carson areafor her last 30 years.

Monday, January 27

John Bullis: ‘Big’ gifts are valued at more than $14,000 in one year

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

Virginia City alternative to Tahoe ski slopes

Hoping to attract the Lake Tahoe ski crowd to help businesses along the Comstock get through the winter slump in business, Storey County tourism officials last week launched a campaign that invites skiers and snowboarders to rest their legs in Virginia City. But given the snow drought in the Sierra, a visit to Virginia City may prove to be a highlight — not a side trip — for some visitors this year.

Unemployment down in Carson, statewide 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. Unemployment declined in all 17 Nevada counties, averaging 9.4 percent over the year compared with 11.1 percent in 2012. In addition, the seasonally adjusted statewide rate went down 0.2 percent to 8.8 percent in December.

Price reduction spurred Genoa golf course sale

The sale last week of the two golf courses at Genoa Lakes marks another reset in the value of golf properties in the region. The Lakes and Resort courses at Genoa Lakes, which have been operating in receivership, were sold by MDA Enterprises Inc., a company controlled by retired Genoa banker Mario Antoci, to a group of investors in Northern Nevada and the San Antonio area.

Combined Nevada lands bill might be headed for vote

Seven Nevada public-lands bills will be wrapped together and readied for a vote in a “mark-up” session scheduled this morning in Congress.

Some Nev. counties behind on pot plans

Nevada’s large counties have put the state’s new medical marijuana law on hold as they move toward developing regulations, while some smaller jurisdictions haven’t even begun to deal with the rules authorizing dispensaries and growers.

obituary Wallace E. Brown

Wallace E. Brown, 88, of Reno passed away January 10, 2014 at Regent Care Center of Reno. Wallace graduated from Reno High School, served his country in the United States Navy, and worked for Bell Telephone Company as a civil engineer for over 35 years.

Football betting explodes in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — With the Super Bowl approaching, fans are talking trash, buying snacks, and, more than ever, placing bets.

Saturday, January 25

Heller says Senate can overcome differences

RENO — Sen. Dean Heller says there is a list of things that keep him awake at night: global issues such as the economy, debt and the nation’s lack of a growth strategy, and specifics such as the potential listing of the sage grouse and the spread of Internet gaming.

Chinese performing arts coming to BAC

Traditional Chinese dance, music and storytelling are planned the afternoon of Feb. 8 in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall.

CCAI offers courthouse gallery exhibit

Artist Suzanne Kanatsiz will be on hand Feb. 7 at the Carson City opening of an exhibit showing her Seven Sennings series of large drawings inspired by wild mountain oriental sages.

Crump, Anderson to marry this year

Joey Crump and Ashleigh Anderson are engaged to be married this year.

Reynolds named RSVP mobility manager

The Nevada Rural Counties Retired Senior Volunteer Program has appointed Mike Reynolds as the Carson City and regional mobility manager.

Roger Diez: Tweaking Chase is a bad idea

For years I’ve accused NASCAR of edging ever closer to the WWE in terms of gimmicks to improve the attendance and TV ratings.

Prep Roundup: Carson wrestlers 3rd at Fernley

FERNLEY — Carson High’s wrestling team, despite two wrestlers failing to make weight on Saturday morning, finished third at the Fernley Tournament.

Bartsch named regional representative of CRS

Diane Bartsch, an agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, has been appointed the Carson Valley representative for the Council of Residential Specialists, Sierra Nevada Chapter, for the 2014 term. The Council of Residential Specialists is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. It’s made up of more than 28,000 members and awards the CRS designation to Realtors who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Allen Rowe: Taxes could kill the coin industry in Nevada

Every once in a while our industry faces a monumental threat that must be addressed. Counterfeits, scams and the unscrupulous usually are the culprit, but sometimes it comes from regulations or taxes. This time the issue is the so-called education bill coming to a vote this year. The bill proposes a 2 percent gross-receipts tax on any business with sales of more than $1 million. This bill would effectively kill the coin and bullion industry in Nevada. The reason is that it taxes gross receipts and not profit, which are two very different things. The industry operates on small margin numbers. A 2 percent tax does not sound like a lot, but I can show you two ways in which it would inflict damage.

Darrell Moody: Pro Bowl is a waste of time

Call it the great experiment, but I will call it what it really is, a desperate attempt to liven up a football game that should have been put out of its misery a long time ago.

Friday, January 24

3rd quarter meltdown costs CHS

When you play deliberate half-court basketball, every possession is huge. You can’t afford to turn the ball over, and you certainly can’t afford a cold streak.

Organic firm eyes Nevada

Terra Tech, a publicly traded organic-produce grower operating throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Florida, plans to expand to Nevada and into the medical marijuana market.

Long road near an end for NDOT spokesman

When Scott Magruder took the job of public-information officer for the Nevada Department of Transportation, he thought he’d be there about five years.

Lehman sparks Senators to narrow league victory

The game is starting to slow down for Carson sophomore Lindy Lehman, and that’s a good thing.

Prep Roundup: Tigers roll over Wooster

MINDEN — An 11-0 run to end the first half Friday night put the Douglas girls basketball team on track to a 52-32 Sierra League win at home against Wooster.

Obituary Leo Scanlon Bailey

Leo Scanlon Bailey, Sr. passed into glory peacefully at his home from an extended illness on January 20, 2014. Leo has been a resident of Fallon and Fernley, Nevada for the past 35 years as he concluded his military service and entered retirement.

Appeal of cop-killer conviction rejected

The latest in a long series of appeals in the case involving a Reno narcotics officer’s slaying was rejected this week by the Nevada Supreme Court.

Thursday, January 23

RIDING THE PINE: Hoops teams enter home stretch

With half the league slate down, the Fallon basketball teams sit in position to secure a pair of postseason berths.

Prep Roundup: Carson JV girls top Douglas

Brianna Alvarado scored 19 points and Melissa Glanzmann added 10 to lead Carson JV girls basketball team to an easy 37-19 win over Douglas Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Pack hits road for 2-game stretch

David Carter admits that his Nevada Wolf Pack just might be a better basketball team on the road this year than it is at home.

Dodgeball tournament set for Saturday

The Fallon Youth Club is hosting its first annual “There’s No Crying in Dodgeball” tournament at 10 a.m. on Jan. 25 at The Gym at Venturacci Park.

Olympic cheating priority for regulators

LAS VEGAS — Olympics officials have asked Nevada gambling regulators to help watch for cheating at the Winter Games in Sochi.

‘The Wedding from Hell!’ showings set

Proscenium Players will present “The Wedding from Hell!,” a murder mystery dinner theater show, on two upcoming weekends at the Gold Dust West.

Drought-aid loans available through SBA

Small non-farm businesses in Nevada and other states affected by drought may apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA announced in a midweek news release that eligible firms in all 17 of Nevada’s counties may apply, adding that some counties in California, Arizona, Idaho and Oregon are eligible as well.

Churchill’s Frey runs for seat in Assembly

Former Churchill County Commissioner Norm Frey aims to replace Tom Grady in Assembly District 38. Grady, a Republican, is termed out of the office

Ex-economic development official running for lt. gov

Former Nevada Economic Development Director Bob Goodman is running for lieutenant governor.

Frustrated Amodei sees hopeful signs for Congress

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., says working in Congress is frustrating but that there are a few hopeful signs.

Friday Fodder: Kaepernick needs to mature on and off the field

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Colin Kaepernick needs to stop trying to be Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Kaepernick’s decision to throw to Michael Crabtree to the right corner of the end zone over Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman last Sunday was awful.

Obituary George W. Yuill

It’s been a year since we lost you. Each day is filled with your memory. The strength, support and guidance you gave to the family was such a benefit and will be sorely missed. Mom, your son and daughters, grand and great grand children, nephew and nieces maintain your larger than life image in their daily life.

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Mental health first aid is an eight-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

Shooter pleads to drug charges

A Fallon man accused of a shooting at the Overland Hotel in September pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to more serious charges.

General fund revenues are up to $6.5 billion

General fund revenues rose 4 percent during fiscal 2013 to a total of $6.5 billion, the state’s annual financial report shows.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

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.

Farm bureau photo contest begins; winners will be featured at convention

Calling all photographers! The 2014 Nevada Farm Bureau Photo Contest is underway. The Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee sponsors the annual photo contest.

BLM presents conservation award to Co-op Extension

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) presented its prestigious Partners in Conservation Awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. to programs in three states.

Teenagers injured in suspected hit-and-run

An early morning hit-and-run on Jan. 18 sent three Fallon residents to the hospital after an alleged drunk driving collision.

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State sets geothermal inspections

Nevada’s Division of Minerals plans to inspect all of the state’s oil and geothermal wells by the end of the first quarter after an audit found it was not conducting routine inspections.

CAC offers free artist panel discussion

The two current exhibitions that are on view at the Art Center will be the focus of a panel discussion with the artists tomorrow afternoon. It’s a unique opportunity to hear the artists discuss their influences and working methods.

CCSH senior selected for Senate youth program

Garrett Kalt, a Churchill County High School senior, has been selected as one of two student delegates to represent Nevada at the 52nd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program from March 8–15 in Washington, D.C.

WNC opens water color art reception

“Obscured,” a new exhibition of watercolors by local artist Michelle Nelsen inspired by the recent week of pogonip opens Monday and runs through Feb. 21 at the Virgil Getto Hall Art Gallery on the Fallon campus of Western Nevada College. Reception for the artist is Jan. 30 from 4:30-6 p.m. The public is welcomed, and refreshments will be served.

Cooperative Extension hosts training for good ag practices

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will host the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training for food safety Jan. 30 and 31. The training will focus on on-farm food-safety practices related to fruit and vegetable production. Participants will learn principles of good agricultural and handling practices.

Burton settles in as WNC’s acting president

Retired Navy commander and former Fallon resident Chester “Chet” Burton is adjusting to his new position as Western Nevada College’s acting president.

Close to home

Instead of hours riding in a bus, the Fallon wrestling team makes the short trip to Fernley for the first time this season.

Wave prepare for big trip

The window has been cracked. On an off day, the Fallon girls basketball team were the benefactors of Lowry’s 44-42 Northern Division I-A win over Spring Creek on Tuesday.

BEHIND THE PLATE: MLB hot stove anything but dull this offseason

Major League Baseball has been anything but boring this winter.

Ski program lifts off on Saturday

Despite rough conditions, the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department’s ski program will hit the slopes on Saturday.

Tahoe physicians head to Sochi

Two of Lake Tahoe’s finest are heading to the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, but not to compete. Terrence Orr, MD, and Jonathan Finnoff, DO, both physicians with Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will volunteer as team physicians at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Douglas man won’t face murder charge

The 88-year-old Minden man who told police he shot his wife in a hospital to end her suffering will not face a potential death penalty for murder, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Obituary Sterling Warren Lima

Sterling Warren Lima, 97, passed away on January 20, 2014 in Fallon, NV. where he has lived since he was 9 years old.Sterling was born December 2, 1916 in Oakland. Ca

Researchers hope to get cloud-seeding drone

A Nevada-based research group recently acquired a cloud-seeding drone with hopes of increasing precipitation in the Tahoe/Truckee region.

Obituary Gerald Scott Smithers

Jerry Smithers passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2013 in Oregon where he had been living for the past few years. Jerry was born in Hanford, California and moved with his family to Fallon in 1972.

Obituary James Benjamin Williams

James Benjamin Williams Born Reno Nevada April 13, 1964 passed November 30, 2013 Hawthorne Nevada where he resided. Ben is survived by his two children, grandchildren,mother, brothers, family members and many friends. Memorial Services will be held in Austin Nevada at the Town Hall on January 11, 2014 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Obituary Audie Milam Jr.

Audie Milam Jr., passed away Dec. 22, 2013. He was born at Station Hospital, Fort Frances E. Warren, Wyo. in 1935. He is a retired Boeing employee for 35 years.

Obituary Rena Unice Bell

Rena Unice Bell of Fallon, Nevada passed into the arms of her husband and parents in the early hours of January 4, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno.

Obituary Ronald P. Zuti

Ronald P. Zuti, 70, of Silver Springs, Nevada, passed away peacefully on December 29. Ron was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Albert and Margaret (Toth) Zuti.

Obituary Robert Warren

Robert Warren of Carson City, Nv died Nov 29,2013 of natural causes at Whispering Heights Home for seniors.Bob was born in Kalamazoo Michigan, on Feb. 14,1925 and grew up in Tonopah Nv.

Obituary Verna Mae (Evitt) Coleman

In loving memory of Verna Mae (Evitt) Coleman, who entered into this life December 10, 1928, the daughter of Charles Wesley and Clara Regan Evitt, and departed this world December 22, 2013 at her home in Fallon, NV.

Obituary Colleen Lynn Thompson-Gunsch

Colleen Lynn Thompson-Gunsch, 58, passed on Monday, January 6 2014, in Fallon Nevada. Born at Oak Knoll Hospital in Oakland California to Albert (Red) and Marilyn (Babe) Bowlsby.

obituary Gloria Ann Johnson

Gloria Ann Johnson was born in Long Beach, California on April 15, 1931 and she passed away on January 8, 2014 at the age of 82.

Obituary Lyndell Smiley

Graveside services for long time Fallon resident, Lyndell Smiley will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10:30 A M at the Gardens Cemetery. “Smiley” as he was known by was retired from from the Churchill County Sheriff’s Department. Services will also include the burial of his wife, Pat, who passed away in March 2013. Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home, 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406. 775-426-8928

Obituary June Marie Christie

June Marie Christie passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014, 11 days before her 90th birthday, surrounded by loved ones. June was born January 23, 1924 in Hemlock, Michigan on a dairy farm

Wednesday, January 22

Senators’ grit in close games key to success

When Carson High basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia assembled his team in November, he truly had no idea of what to expect.

Band to debut its new song

Making modern acoustic rock and alternative music isn’t just for teenagers anymore, even vice principals and school psychologists are joining in on the fun.

Live entertainment

Mark Diorio will play casual jazz piano at 11:15 a.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

China vs. N. Nevada in manufacturing battle

Manufacturers from Carson City and the area have Chinese rivals in the cross hairs if Nevada taxes or regulations don’t spoil their aim, according to regional light-industry leaders. That was the gist of remarks Wednesday at a breakfast meeting of Nevada Business Connections, a private-sector economic development networking organization based in Northern Nevada. Frank Dutra, who is with Advanced Machining Techniques and Hubzone Manufacturing in California and Nevada, made those comments during a panel presentation.

Here’s where we ski/ride closest to Carson City

While I more usually writing about things for Carson seniors, sometimes I like to branch out and comment on politics and sports such as skiing and hiking. Now that ski season is fully with us and all Tahoe resorts spinning their bull wheels, I’d like to share my experiences in skiing and 15 resorts, one all in one day.

Report reveals cause of Hawthorne mortar blast

A report released Wednesday on one of the deadliest military accidents in Nevada stated a double-loaded round dropped into a mortar tube caused the deaths of seven Marines and wounded eight others 10 months ago at the Hawthorne Army Depot.

Local GOP hosting Lincoln Day dinner

Carson City’s Republican Central Committee will hold a sesquicentennial celebration Lincoln Day Dinner fund raising event at Fuji Park Exhibit Hall on Jan. 31.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Mental health first aid is an eight-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

Two Genoa Lakes courses purchased

Both Genoa Lakes courses have been purchased, according to a letter sent to members Wednesday morning. Genoa Golf Group IV LLC is buying the courses, which have been in receivership for more than a year. Golf course general manager Lou Eiguren said the new buyer consists of four entities: a family trust, two limited-liability corporations and operating partners Fred and Marla Gartrell of Reno.

Top deputy running for clerk-recorder

Longtime chief deputy Sue Merriwether is running for the office of Carson City clerk-recorder, seeking to replace the retiring Alan Glover.

General fund revenues are up to $6.5 billion

General fund revenues rose 4 percent during fiscal 2013 to a total of $6.5 billion, the state’s annual financial report shows.

Judge runs unopposed

Tenth Judicial Court Judge Thomas Stockard of Fallon received some good news at the end of Friday, the last day filing day for judicial candidates.

Frustrated Amodei sees hopeful signs for Congress

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., says working in Congress is frustrating but that there are a few hopeful signs.

Sage grouse comment deadlines start today

Some federal comment periods dealing with the listing of the bi-state sage grouse as an endangered species deadline is today.

Tuesday, January 21

Cohen putback gives CHS thrilling OT win

The biggest crowd of the year packed Morse Burley Gym Tuesday night, and they were treated to arguably the best boys game of the season in Northern Nevada.

Tigers hold off Carson

Werner Christen couldn’t help but let out a sigh of relief Tuesday night after watching his Douglas High girls basketball team escape with a 41-35 victory against Carson.

David Theiss: Sports and eating are 2 of America’s favorite pastimes

I was doing research the other day into how much food Americans consume during the Super Bowl, and it’s staggering. For American holidays, Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving in food consumption, although this sporting event is less traditional when it comes to what kind of food is prepared. Opinions differ as to what is eaten most, depending on the region of the game. Here are some numbers, according to the Huffington Post.

Omnibus Appropriations Funding announced for Nevada

Nevada received specific funding in the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that passed the U.S. Senate last week.

Lack of help frustratescoverage

A grandmother took the LVN to task last week for not including captions under championship youth basketball photos.

Hillary’s presidential aspirations may be hurt by Benghazi raid

Most voters now believe the Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012 died in terrorist attacks, and a growing number think Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations are likely to suffer because of the Benghazi affair.

Trustees to re-examine substitute teacher pay

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

Swift Communications acquires Big Nickel

Swift Communications in early January acquired the Big Nickel free classified shopper from the ownership group of the Sparks Tribune.

Our clueless president

Let me get this straight. For five years Barrack Obama has been president.

Be sure before you cut out gluten

In the battle to get leaner and healthier, people have been targeting many different food groups over the years, from fats to carbohydrates. Now, experts are weighing in on whether or not grains might be a culprit in the growing prevalence of certain diseases, including obesity and dementia.

Republicans look good in the pre-primary poney primary

The candidate with the most money does not always win. But there’s no denying that money is a huge factor in races. So the first round of campaign finance reports always proves interesting. Let’s take a look…

The Quaker gentleman

Albert Warren Stokes, my grandpa and a devoted Quaker, never went to bed at night without reading his Bible and saying his prayers. The way he and my grandmother lived their lives had a profound effect on my cousins, my sister Jeanne and me.

I grow so weary of do-nothing Congress

I grow so weary of the do-nothing Congress it makes me sick. In my lifetime I have never seen such callousness and non-caring for the less fortunate as demonstrated by the Tea Party controlled Congress. I hardly know what to say anymore.

JMC commanding general visits Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE ARMY DEPOT — “It’s amazing how much open land there is in the West! It’s great that the Army owns this depot.” said Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French as she drove through the town of Hawthorne en route to another part of the Hawthorne Army Depot on Jan. 13.

Tips for staying healthy even with a busy schedule

Life can sometimes feel a little too jam-packed with work, errands, carpools, cooking dinner and more. When that happens, healthy habits often fall by the wayside in favor of convenience. Fast food can replace home cooked meals and exercise makes way for the television.

Superintendent of vets cemetery to retire

Wes Block is retiring as superintendent of the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery (NNVMC) in Fernley effective Feb. 3, according to the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

Gluten-free eating habits growing

Gluten: friend or foe? That is the question a lot of people are asking these days. Following a gluten-free lifestyle has been moving into the spotlight for some time now. Reasons for do so vary widely. A celiac disease diagnosis, relief for persistent gastrointestinal distress and weight loss are just a few. If you’ve ever ventured into gluten-free territory then you have an idea of just how confusing it can be at times.

What science knows about muscle cramps

It comes out of nowhere — while you’re playing tennis, gardening, sitting on the couch or even when you’re fast asleep. Suddenly a muscle gets locked in spasm, it’s hard as a rock, and the pain borders on unbearable.

Free file offers free tax prep and e-filing

To help people get a jump on their taxes before the Jan. 31 filing season opens, the Internal Revenue Service today announced the immediate availability of Free File brand-name software for most taxpayers.

Study examines tobacco use in Nevada, U.S.

The U.S. Surgeon General has released a 1,000 page report that highlights five decades of progress in tobacco control and prevention, presents new data on the health consequences of tobacco use, and unveils initiatives that can potentially end the tobacco use epidemic in the United States.

WNC FALL DEAN’S LIST

Western Nevada College has named 249 students to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List. To qualify for WNC’s Dean’s List, students must complete at least 12 units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher. Honorees include the following:

Mallory seeksre-electionfor county DA

Churchill County District Attorney Art Mallory recently announced his bid for re-election to the county’s top legal position.

Sophomores show skills at Calif. tourney

The competition was rough and tough and the Fallon wrestling team had a solid showing.

Second half run critical for Wave

The Greenwave boys basketball team has some work to do if it wants to make the playoffs.

Postseason Push

There’s a dogfight at the top of the girls basketball totem pole.

Monday, January 20

Timeout: Carson High senior Cameron Price

Senior, Carson High, Basketball Q: What is your very sport to watch and why?

John Bullis: Here are questions, answers about Social Security

Q: My parents are receiving Social Security payments. Should I be worried that their monthly checks will be cut and that I will have to make up the difference? A: No, there are no plans to reduce benefits for current retirees. Even without any changes, current benefits are expected to be fully payable until about 2033.

Super Bowl pits top ‘O,’ top ‘D’

Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman’s Seattle Seahawks were the NFL’s best all season, so it’s fitting that they’ll meet in the Super Bowl.

Ready for battle

Teams compete in the First Tech Challenge at Western Nevada College on Saturday. The game, FTC Block Party, requires two teams to work as an alliance to place blocks in the pendelum goal baskets while keeping them balanced and blocking the other teams progress. Points are scored when various goals are achieved.

Saturday, January 18

CHS wrestlers win 3rd championship

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. — Carson High’s wrestling team won its third championship of the season, racking up the team title at the 2nd annual Chris Snowden Memorial Tournament at Sir Francis Drake High School on Saturday.

Great crowd at Dayton-Fernley hoops games

It was absolute electric at Dayton High on Friday for the Dust Devils’ games against Fernley. It was loud and boisterous which is exactly what you want to see at a high school game.

Master classes set for February

Wild Horse Children’s Theater will hold two master classes with Broadway star and “Rock of Ages” original cast member Angel Reed on Feb. 15 at Silver State High School’s theater facility, 900 Mallory Way. The master class for beginning/intermediate students age 7-14 will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and an intermediate/advanced class for age 14 and up will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

‘The Wedding from Hell!’ showings set

Proscenium Players will present “The Wedding from Hell!,” a murder mystery dinner theater show, on two upcoming weekends at the Gold Dust West.

Business briefs: Bartshe completes leadership progra

Robert Bartshe of Harcourts NV1 in Carson City successfully completed the LeadershipNVAR 2013 program offered by the Nevada Association of Realtors. This marks the 14th graduation, which took place on Dec. 13 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

State sets geothermal inspections

Nevada’s Division of Minerals plans to inspect all of the state’s oil and geothermal wells by the end of the first quarter after an audit found it was not conducting routine inspections. The division grants permits for oil and geothermal drilling and reviews an entity’s plans and operations in the process. But the Legislative Auditor, whose audit covered the three-year period from June 30, 2010 to July 1, 2013, found the division did not regularly perform follow-up inspections to ensure the wells were in compliance.

If this shoe fits, there’s a business

If you have only dreamed of turning a beloved but unusual hobby into a business, take heart. Lauren Stowell was once in your shoes. “My hobby is historical costuming. I like to sew and dress up,” says Stowell, who with like-minded folk belongs to local groups such as the Great Basin Costume Society and High Desert Steam, which holds its annual Steampunk Ball at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

Heller clarifies intent of draft

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., clarified misconceptions for a draft bill that was recently released on the proposed sage grouse endangered species designation and land withdrawal on behalf of him and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Prep Roundup: Carson improves to 6-2 in league play

RENO — Cameron Price used his 6-foot 3-inch frame to score 18 points in Carson High’s 46-42 win over North Valleys on Friday night.

Foul shooting kills Dayton

DAYTON — Forty-six seconds into the game, Jon Joyner missed two free throws. That proved to be precursor of things to come.

Roger Diez: Fernley track reverts back to old name

I spoke with Matt Ramthun last week to get an update on what is happening at the Fernley track.

Friday, January 17

Fundraiser concert set for Jan. 26

The Capital City Community Band of Carson City will perform a fundraiser concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at the First Presbyterian Church, 306 W. Musser St. The concert is free, but the band might not be able to afford to continue if it doesn’t raise enough donations at the event, according to a news release.

PERS assets up $3.1B this fiscal year

The head of Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System told lawmakers this week that the system’s assets have increased $3.1 billion this fiscal year.

Continuation of wellness program criticized

Members of a legislative committee Thursday criticized the Public Employee Benefits Program for continuing the wellness program for state workers.

Carson judges running unopposed

The filing period for Nevada judicial seats ended at 5 p.m. Friday, and neither the two Supreme Court incumbents nor Carson City’s two judges have an opponent this year.

Thursday, January 16

Friday Fodder: Kaepernick is a winner on the road

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Colin Kaepernick has taught the San Francisco 49ers how to win on the road in the playoffs. Before Kaepernick came along, the 49ers were 2-10 in their glorious history on the road in the playoffs.

Low-cost spay-or-neuter options

For the last few weeks, the shelter staff has been referring callers interested in low-cost spaying/neutering of their furry family members to other organizations offering that service. Are you now wondering, “What happened to your low-cost spay/neuter program?” Well, the funding ran out at the end of last year. However, we believe it will be back up and running in the very near future to add to the number of dogs and cats (over 1,915!) not having unwanted litters.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

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.

Navy veteran recalls Korean War combat

I’ve been chatting on the telephone with my friend, Norman D. James, who has great tales to tell about his Navy service during the Korean War, and last week I visited him at his farm near Sacramento to hear his stories in person.

business briefs

Owners of small businesses in Nevada are more optimistic about the local economy than the national economy, according to results of a survey by Nevada State Bank.

senior menu

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court St.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Mental health first aid is an eight-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

Are you prepared for the unexpected?

When you’re working to achieve your financial objectives, you will encounter obstacles. Some of these can be anticipated — for example, you won’t be able to invest as much as you want for retirement because you have to pay for your mortgage. Other challenges can’t be easily anticipated, but you can still plan for them — and you should.

Life is good when you’re pre-checked

I realize that I have spent an inordinate amount of time complaining in my last several columns. While life has been quite interesting over the last several months, too many of my recent columns have had a distinct whiney tone to them, and that’s not really how I feel. Life is good, and it has been extra good to me lately.

VIEW FROM THE PAST

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High school seniors plan for the future

High school seniors in Northern Nevada — including those attending Churchill County High School — are receiving a dose of reality as they figure out household and personal budgets outside the protective walls of education and living at home.

Fallon committee works on local events

Dates and programs are beginning to firm up as the Mayors NV 150 Commission begins to formulate a schedule of events to celebrate the state’s sesquicentennial.

ENDANGERED LANDS?

A packed house of Churchill County residents voiced their concerns about the possible land restrictions caused by the sage grouse at the second meeting of January of the county commissioners.

Bill and Tina’s Flowers has its ribbon cutting

Bill and Tina’s Flowers, a newly opened family-owned flower and gift shop at 380 South Maine St., has announced a rotating selection of floral arrangements and locally made gift items.

Conservation funding applications available

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering an additional application batching period for agricultural producers to apply for funding to implement conservation practices on their private land and public land allotments.

Feds declare 9 counties drought disaster areas

As the winter moves along, the outlook has become a bleak and dry picture for Nevada.

Pesticide training offered at 14 locations

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop Jan. 29 to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides. The workshop is meant for certified applicators, people who regularly handle pesticides as part of their jobs, such as farmers, ranchers, park employees and groundskeepers.

Author discusses his book to Numa students

Bill Slentz, an author of children’s books that lives here in Fallon, recently visited Numa Elementary School to talk with the students in first through third grades.

Smith shoots Fallon to win

It was full of twists and turns and dominating performances.

NIAA adopts new transgender position

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association adopted its position on transgender student-athletes at its quarterly meeting this week in Reno.

Belts on the line for grapplers

Two tournaments separated by hundreds of miles.

Sunday marks the highlight of the NFL playoffs

Forget Super Bowl weekend Sunday will highlight playoffs Consider the first Sunday in February a holiday, although the calendar does not reflect the importance of this date every year.

Hardwood success

A success or rebirth can be said about the Gym at Venturacci Park.

Fernley’s Callahan signs with WNC

Although she plays softball in a rural community 40 miles outside of Reno, Kelsie Callahan hasn’t been a secret to the Western Nevada College coaching staff.

NIAA to induct 14 to HOF

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, the (501c3) non-profit governing body of high school athletics in the Silver State, will be inducting 14 Northern Nevadans to its Hall of Fame this year.

Pack’s streak ends at 4 games

The team with the best offense in the Mountain West showed Tuesday night that it can also play a little defense.

Mancuso races to season-best 13th; Tim Jitloff leads U.S. team on birthday

ALTENMARKT - ZAUCHENSEE, Austria — Squaw Valley skier Julia Mancuso punched her best Alpine World Cup downhill result of the Olympic season with a 13th-place finish to lead four U.S. Ski Team athletes into the Zauchensee top 25 on Saturday.

Obituary Joel “Sparky” Anderson

Lifetime Northern Nevada resident and local business owner of “Sparky’s Stereo’s”, “Sparky”, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 14th. Sparky grew up in South Lake Tahoe, graduated from Whittell High School in 1966, and attended College in California.

Pine Nuts: Power Red and the fountain of youth

Three months ago I walked into the recreation center and rolled up my sleeve to give blood. At the time I was training for a marathon and felt proud that my blood was well oxygenated and might someday give some poor SOB a boost. Little did I suspect it was going to give this SOB a boost.

Bond moves help taxpayers save millions

Treasurer Kate Marshall and her staff told the State Board of Finance on Tuesday that a series of strategic financial maneuvers has saved the state’s taxpayers more than $72 million over the past two years.

Wheeler settles ethics challenge with Secretary of State’s Office

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler of Minden and the Secretary of State’s Office have settled the ethics complaint filed by his former opponent.

Wednesday, January 15

Business group to meet at Gold Dust West

A Nevada Business Connections breakfast panel presentation Wednesday at the Gold Dust West will be moderated by Ray Bacon of the Nevada Manufacturers Association. Among those lined up for the panel are Steven Vanderver of Vital Systems Corp. and Gerd Popinga of Vineburg Machining.

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.

Carson wrestlers extend league streak to 28

Twenty-eight and counting. Carson High’s wrestling team won nine of 14 matches en route to a huge 43-22 win over Damonte Ranch Wednesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

3 sign to play for WNC softball

Carson High’s Kaitlyn Jimmy was one of three student-athletes to sign with the Western Nevada College softball team for the 2015 team.

Obituary Dorothy Anna Atcheson Thran

Ninety-five years is a long life and for the most part, for me, a good one but just a little too long.

Obituary Gary Joseph Beverage

Gary Joseph Beverage, beloved husband, father, son, grandson, brother and friend passed away in Lemoore, CA on December 29, 2013. He was 35 years young

Obituary Virginia Rae Conyers Ross

Virginia Ross a resident of Carson City, NV went home to be with her Lord on January 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hamilton and Catherine Conyers.

Obituary Robert Louis Du Fresne

Robert Louis Du Fresne, 73, a longtime resident of Virginia City and Gold Hill died Sunday, Dec. 29 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. Du Fresne was born Dec. 1, 1940 in Sacramento to Josephine (Potts) Du Fresne and John William Du Fresne.

Lady Wave sweeps Dayton, Lowry

One came easy, the other was a fight. The Fallon girls basketball team swept Northern Division I-A foes Dayton, 55-18, and Lowry, 42-38, last weekend to keep pace atop the league standings.

Denver, ’Hawks will play for NFL title

Championship weekend is upon the NFL. Two great games with similar teams square up to determine this year’s Super Bowl participants.

Greenwave nabs third at Lassen tourney

The Greenwave wrestling team recorded another third-place finish as Fallon traveled to California for a regional showdown.

Greenwave aim to rebound from losses

A pair of losses has put the Fallon boys basketball team in a delicate position.

Obituary: Ronald P. Zuti

Ronald P. Zuti, 70, of Silver Springs, Nevada, passed away peacefully on December 29. Ron was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Albert and Margaret (Toth) Zuti.

Carson pounds Wooster

It took a whole quarter for Carson to wake up, but when they did the Senators were a force.

Tuesday, January 14

Pack’sstreak ends at 4 games

RENO — The team with the best offense in the Mountain West showed Tuesday night that it can also play a little defense.

Bond moves help save millions

Treasurer Kate Marshall and her staff told the State Board of Finance on Tuesday that a series of strategic financial maneuvers has saved the state’s taxpayers more than $72 million over the past two years.

Funding for study on stadium at UNLV OK’d

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $325,000 contract with Convention Sports and Leisure International to study building a major sports stadium on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus.

Disappointing snow pack reading

The first snow measurement in the Sierra Mountains near South Lake Tahoe last week did not produce good news, either for those in the Tahoe basin or in the agricultural areas of California and Nevada.

Fork-tongued politicians shred campaign promises

Folks, I will beat this dead horse ‘til the cows come home: Do not take as gospel anything any politician says on the campaign trail. A couple cases in point ...

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Mental health first aid is an eight-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

BLM to review sage-grouse plans

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

Life in the Republican bubble

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair

A wealth of experience being the ‘Top’

1st Sgt. Jason Shipp spent his first official weekend as the top enlisted soldier for the Nevada Army National Guard’s 609th Engineer Company in Fallon.

The house on 15th Street

How often have we said, “if only the walls could talk?” The house on 15th Street in the northern section of Philadelphia had a lot of stories to tell, and all of them can’t be told in just one column.

Fallon guardsmen show unity

Sometimes the battle is waged at home — not on foreign soil thousands of miles away from the U.S. shores.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

TRUTH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING Editor: Tom Riggins started his latest column talking about the ship that got stuck in the Antarctic, using this incident to poke more fun at the idea of global warming.

Trustees delay decision on upping substitute pay

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees delayed a decision Thursday on approving a substitute teacher pay increase due to the lack of information at its first regularly scheduled meeting of January.

What are the top 14 worst things for your teeth?

Well it’s that time of the year when we all make resolutions. This year, make the resolution to care for your teeth, you’ll be happy you did!

Nevada casinos net loss in 2013

Nevada’s major casinos reported a slight increase in gaming win in 2013. However, the gain was wiped out by increases in expenses, leaving the industry with a net loss of $1.35 billion.

November gaming win falls short in Churchill

Nevada casinos reported an 11.9 percent increase in total gaming win for November as the state’s non-restricted casinos raked in $875.97 million.

Friends remember fallen sailor as hero

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Optimistic, upbeat, enthusiastic, hard working and a friend to all — those are just a few words used by family and friends to describe Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Andrew Collins.

SPRING CLASSES AT WNC

Looking for the career skills to be job-ready? Want to earn a college degree without spending a fortune?

Bessie Minor Swift 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.

Fallon man pleads guilty to assault with deadly weapon

A Fallon man pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court after an incident where two people were nearly stabbed.

BIRTHS

The following babies were born at Banner Churchill Community Hospital: December 31, 2013

Woman’s skeletal remains identified

Skeletal remains of a woman found in August in the Nevada desert have been identified through DNA as Kimberly Seldon (aka Aporff), the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.

Monday, January 13

Expense-report filing deadline near

Wednesday is the deadline for candidates and public officers to file their 2013 contribution and expense reports, as well as their annual financial disclosure statement.

Click Bond worker gets national award

A national award will go to the plant manager at Carson City’s Click Bond, recognizing her as a manufacturing leader deserving of a Women in Manufacturing STEP Award. Laurie Shakley on Feb. 6 will be among the 160 recipients nationwide of the women in industry Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) award from the Manufacturing Institute. This is the second set of such awards and Shakley follows Collie Hutter, Click Bond president, into the winner’s circle after Hutter previously received the same recognition.

Time out: Carly Bachmann, Carson High senior, basketball

Senior, Carson High, Basketball Q: What is your favorite sport to watch on TV and why? A: Women’s basketball. They are a lot more technical than the men.

Darcy Houghton: Start of year a good time to revisit an estate plan

As we begin 2014 and begin looking at new year’s resolutions, I suspect someone will vow to “get the estate plan completed.” While there is no time like the present to start an estate plan, each year it is also good to revisit the plan that has previously been prepared — and make sure that the people listed are still in a good position to do what they will need to do.

John Bullis: Installment sales prove to be an important tool

Installment sales are a useful tool in solving a number of problems such as business continuation, income tax deferral on transfer of appreciated assets, and estate and gift tax management. As you probably know, an installment sale is a seller-financed, deferred-payment sale that allows a deferral of the taxable gain recognized by the seller.

Obituary Vernon Conrad “Con” Rowley Jr.

Vernon Conrad “Con” Rowley, Jr, of St. George, Utah passed away on January 2, 2014. He was 81 years old. He was born on March 1, 1932 in Bunkerville, Nevada.

Obituary Candice Renee Chilton

Candice Renee Chilton, 30, of Las Vegas, passed away on December 25, 2013. She was born March 23, 1983 in Reno, NV relocating to Las Vegas in 2009 to be nearer to other family members.

Counties, 2 groups sue over wild horses

RENO — Two Nevada organizations have sued the federal government, alleging mismanagement of wild horses led to excessive damage to rangelands and the animals themselves.

Saturday, January 11

Surprising Pack stays perfect in January

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team refuses to lose in 2014.

Darrell Moody: Peacock to play in all-star game

It seems like only yesterday that Josh Peacock was the ringleader of Carson High’s ball-hawking defense that led the school to its first of three consecutive football titles.

Prep Roundup: Artz, Rogers grab mat titles at JV tournament

Johnathan Artz and Spencer Rodgers both walked away with individual titles at Saturday’s JV wrestling tournament at Morse Burley Gym.

Business licenses

The following business licenses were filed in December in Carson City. Absolute Dental, 3405 Market St., Suite 102, general business, Absolute Dental Carson City, owner, 702-435-5015. Absolute Landscaping Inc., 5291 S. Edmonds Drive, general business, Absolute Contracting Inc., owner, 775-883-2760.

Damonte Ranch upsets Carson

RENO — If the Carson Senators don’t realize how valuable Savannah Smith is to their team, they are now going to find out.

Short-handed Carson loses

RENO — Carson High already knew it was in for a tough game on Friday, and that was before ankle injuries to Kyle Denning and Cameron Price.

Friday, January 10

Nevada casinos net loss in 2013

Nevada’s major casinos reported a slight increase in gaming win in 2013. However, the gain was wiped out by increases in expenses, leaving the industry with a net loss of $1.35 billion.

Roger Diez: Minden’s Thorson headed to Chili Bowl Nationals

Seventeen-year-old Tanner Thorson, from Minden, is making a name for himself in USAC Midget racing, which has been a traditional stepping stone for a lot of NASCAR and IndyCar drivers through the years.

Amodei returns unspent portion of office budget

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., says he didn’t spend all of his allotted office budget and will be returning about $104,000 to the federal treasury.

Thursday, January 9

Contractor agrees Health Exchange wait times unacceptable

Agreeing that waits of 60-90 minutes to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act are unacceptable, representatives of the contractor providing the Internet and call center services said they were expanding call centers to deal with the problems.

Sharp has eyes on the big prize

Ever since he was 4 years old, Kyle Sharp has spent much of his time rolling around on wrestling mats.

Friday Fodder: Pack fans dreaming of NCAA berth

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .It is time to start dreaming, Nevada Wolf Pack basketball fans. You remember dreams, don’t you? Seeing the Wolf Pack’s name come up on Selection Sunday. Wins in the NCAA Tournament. A spot in the Sweet 16. Top 25 votes.

Medicaid caseload running higher than expected; still on budget

Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden said Thursday the Medicaid caseload has increased by 10,483 since the Oct. 1 launch of the Affordable Care Act.

Ski teams 6th at Alpine

Carson High’s boys and girls ski teams each finished sixth at the first meet of the season Thursday afternoon at Alpine Meadow.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Jan. 9, 2014

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: Wednesday • 11:55 p.m.: A 23-year-old Gardnerville man was arrested at the Carson City Sheriff’s Jail on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Bail was set at $3,000 cash.

The Sutro Tunnel united with the Savage Mine

A Full Description of the Important Event — the Preparation for the last Blast — operations of the air current — Mr. Sutro and Sons make the First Passage Through the Tunnel.

What’s your retirement vision?

When you start out in your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement. At this point, your picture of a “retirement lifestyle” may be, at best, hazy, hidden as it is behind a veil of experiences you’ve yet to encounter. But as you move through the years, your view of retirement comes into clearer and closer focus — and this vision will have a big impact on your savings and investment strategies.

Irony and Idiocy

There was a research ship stranded by ice in Antarctica. Unless you read the Drudge Report, listen to Fox News, or rely on British news sources where apparently the news media really reports the news, you would not know that the ship was full of global warming researchers. The crew was rescued but apparently the ship is still icebound.

Drones: It’s about supplier ecosystem

Nevada’s economic developers are zeroing in on unmanned aerial vehicle component manufacturers and service providers as the biggest opportunity now that the state is a national test site for commercial drones.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Mental health first aid is an eight-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

Pricing dropping for penstock project

The search for coating for the Lahontan Reservoir penstock continues.

SENIOR MENU

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court St.

Rural housing grants due in March

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority has 2013 Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) funds available to help first-time homebuyers with the necessary down payment to get into a home of their own, but they must be in contract by March 31.

Pet breath

If you think your pet’s bad breath is no big deal, you’re not alone, as 28 million pet owners mistakenly think bad breath is normal for pets.

Specialty Crop Institute Workshop: Value-added Products from the Farm

The culinary arts offer opportunity to Nevada’s farmers and ranchers to bring new value-added products to consumers. Changing raw agricultural products into something new through processing and packaging can diversify and create new farm revenue.

Fallon man opts for Drug Court, not NSP

A Fallon man agreed Tuesday in District Court to attend boot camp for drug possession instead of going to prison.

Court takes up NV Energy refund demand

NV Energy wants the Nevada Supreme Court to reverse a district court ruling denying the utility a refund of taxes paid on coal imported to fuel two power plants. On Tuesday, the high court took up the case.

STATE BRIEFS

Members of AARP offered opinions on some of the new technologies unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Mark Eisele was among those judging offerings in the product competition called the “50-Plus IT List.”

How to choose a babysitter

Choosing a qualified, responsible, smart and kind babysitter or nanny can seem daunting. While all parents dream of a Mary Poppins falling into their laps, finding the perfect childcare provider usually requires a bit more legwork.

Fallon casino surrenders gaming license

The Cock “N Bull casino in Fallon has surrendered its gaming license.

Fallon district judge, high court justices file

Tenth Judicial Court Judge Thomas Stockard of Fallon filed for re-election this week as did two incumbent Supreme Court justices.

School district addresses safety concerns after Reno shooting

The Churchill County School District Safety and Security Committee met Wednesday morning to discuss concerns that were brought up the night of the Community Forum back in November.

City awards bids for 2 airport projects

City Council members met for their first regularly scheduled meeting of the new year on Tuesday and took action to approve airport projects.

Missing girl update: How police got their man

A father who did not return his daughter to her mother after a weekend visitation in Fallon was arrested Wednesday morning by San Bernadino County (Calif.) Sheriff’s deputies from the Twin Peak substation and U.S. Marshals.

Growers’ peer-mentoring ideas begin Monday

Beginning Monday, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer five “Great Ideas From Growers” sessions, where small farm producers from across the state can share their knowledge and experiences to help each other improve their businesses.

Wave overcomes ugly start, drops Fernley

It was not pretty, but the Fallon boys basketball team will take the win.

Sharpe shooter

Gabby Sharpe’s long-range bombardment kept the Fallon girls basketball team close, then it put visiting Fernley away Tuesday at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Thanks, BCS, for being perfect

I want to take this moment and thank you for the many years of confusion regarding college football’s postseason. While at times it’s been fun and enjoyable seeing the top “two” teams in the country battle on the biggest stage in January for national supremacy, there are many things I will miss as the NCAA implements a four-team playoff next season.

QB Club hosts dinner, comedy show

The Greenwave Quarterback Club is hosting its second annual fundraiser Saturday at the Fallon Convention Center and features drinks, dinner and a trio of comedians headlined by Sean Peabody.

Put ‘Shoeless’ Joe in the Hall of Fame

One of the great sluggers in Chicago White Sox history was selected on Wednesday for induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Grapplers head to ‘Border War’

Winning is becoming an old habit for a pair of Greenwave grapplers. Sam Goings and Trae Workman lead the Fallon wrestling team into today’s and Saturday’s “Border War” in Lassen, Calif.

WNC tabbed No. 16 in poll

College Baseball Newspaper has included Western Nevada College in its 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Preseason Poll.

Obituary Mary Breckenridge

Mary Breckenridge, 67, passed away January 3, 2014 in Dayton, NV. Mary was born May 5, 1946 in Oakpark, Illinois to John and Sarah Baldaseroni

Nevada U.S. Attorney collects $18 million in fiscal 2013

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada collected a total of $18 million in forfeits and fines during fiscal year 2013, the majority of it ($10.5 million) in criminal actions.

A tourism bright spot: Visitors’ spending up

Visitor volume in Nevada remained flat in 2013 but tourists spent more while they were here, an encouraging trend for 2014, tourism officials say.

Report: Klenakis to join Petrino at Louisville

After arriving on campus at Iowa State last year, the ex-Greenwave football coach is moving to Kentucky to rejoin his former coach from when they worked together at Arkansas. Klenakis will become the offensive line coach at Louisville of the American Atlantic Conference (formally Big East), according to various reports, under new head coach Bobby Petrino, who last season led Western Kentucky to an 8-4 record after being fired at Arkansas. Petrino, who left Louisville in 2006 for the NFL, replaces Charlie Strong, who was named the head coach at Texas earlier this week.

Wednesday, January 8

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.

Pack’s Sin City skid ends

LAS VEGAS — Deonte Burton scored 29 points Wednesday night to lead Nevada to a road win over Mountain West Conference-rival UNLV, 74-71.

Gonzales to run for sheriff

Carson Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Gonzales announced Wednesday he will challenge Ken Furlong in the race for sheriff in November.

Carson sees spike in traffic deaths

Nevada recorded just about the same number of traffic deaths in 2013 as it did the year before, just three fewer at 259 compared to 262.

IRS to sign off on Medicare deal

The Internal Revenue Service is expected to sign off this week on the Medicare tax deal that will save the state, as well as numerous Nevada judges, at least $290,000.

Court takes up NV Energy refund demand

NV Energy wants the Nevada Supreme Court to reverse a district court ruling denying the utility a refund of taxes paid on coal imported to fuel two power plants. On Tuesday, the high court took up the case.

Wave rolls past Truckee

TRUCKEE — The Truckee boys didn’t lose for a lack of hustle Friday night.

Wave takes third

SPARKS — Going up against some of the better schools in the Division I-A, the Greenwave wrestling team finished third out of 20 teams at the annual James McCollum Sparks Wrestling Invitational on Saturday.

Tigers slip past Greenwave boys

MINDEN — Austin Evans scored 9 of his 11 points in the fourth quarter Saturday to help the Douglas High boys basketball team in its a come-from-behind 49-41 win at home against Fallon.

Douglas runs past Lady Wave

MIDNEN — Leonna Mortimer, Katie McCullough and McKenna Kynett combined to ignite a 21-0 run to start the third quarter Saturday, and the Douglas girls basketball team went on to a 60-31 nonleague victory against Fallon.

Fallon slips past Wolverines

TRUCKEE — The visiting Fallon girls started slowly but warmed up in the middle quarters to earn a 48-41 win over Truckee on Friday.

Tuesday, January 7

West, Nevada ready for arch rivals

It didn’t take long for A.J. West to make his presence felt in Northern Nevada.

Bachmann leads Carson to win

Coach Nate Tolbert has been looking for other players to step up and complement Savannah Smith at the offensive end of the court.

Fletcher’s hoop lifts Dust Devils

DAYTON — Austin Fletcher scored with five seconds left in the game to snap a 48-all tied and give the Dayton Dust Devils a 50-48 win over South Tahoe Tuesday night in a Divison IA boys basketball game.

Steele’s buzzer-beater lifts CHS

It seemed like the final 44.9 seconds of Tuesday’s game took about 15 minutes to play, but in the end it was time well spent for the Carson Senators.

Buckwheat crepe is versatile and gluten-free

As usual in a new year, there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that my friends at Z Bistro have expanded their dinner service to four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday.

Sandoval wants state to continue pushing forward

Approaching the end of first term in office, Gov. Brian Sandoval concedes he has a lot of irons in the fire.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Mental health first aid is an eight-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

Tobacco tax isn’t the right way to pay for pre-K

Rick Geraci, commandant of the New Mexico Military Institute, recently put forward a bizarre argument for backing an Obama administration plan to raise the federal tax on cigarettes to fund a new universal pre-school initiative: national security.

New programs offer challenges for state in ’14

Nevada faces a number of challenges in 2014 as an array of new programs such as unmanned drones, medical marijuana and driver ID cards for undocumented residents roll out.

What to expect in 2014

I fear most of what I think will occur in 2014 will be things I wish would not happen.

Remembering the ‘Rat Pack’

The phone rang at 6 a.m. one morning, just after Christmas. Of course, like any normal person, I was certain something terrible had happened to someone I loved. Indeed, it was a call from New Jersey by a former associate of my days working for the Reno newspaper who had just heard that our dear friend Larry Porter had passed away.

VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY

Firstly, she gives the HEART(Health equity and access reform today) credit for fore running the ACA even though the HEART of 1993 was proposed by a Republican, but not a Republican plan. The HEART was so unpopular that the bill was not even voted on. It was also vastly different in terms of funding and execution of the health insurance system. Using what the President of all “57 states” says as fact is a stance on shaking ground, at best.

Simple ways to recycle at home

Recycling is crucial to running a green home. It’s also an easy and effective way to reduce your weekly contribution to the local landfill.

Receding Gums: A Major Issue Affecting Oral Health

Affecting nearly half of the U.S. population, gum recession is an oral health issue in which the gums have worn away, exposing teeth to damaging, disease-causing bacteria. While traditional treatments exist, they come with a painful surgery with a long recovery time. A new treatment option, however, offers better, nearly pain-free results for patients.

Fuel New Year’s weight loss resolutions with fast results

If your scale is your worst enemy, it may be time to adopt a workable weight management strategy. A New Year is the perfect time to recommit oneself to health, wellness and shedding those extra pounds.

Female uniform changes: Uniformity, Fit, Functionality

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has announced plans to evaluate and redesign elements of the female service dress uniform for both officers and enlisted beginning no later than May 2014.

MILITARY NAMES IN THE NEWS

Friends, community leaders and military associates gathered at the state capital building in Carson City to take part as Gov. Brian Sandoval honored Clarence “Bud” Southard as Nevada’s Veteran of the Month for December 2013.

Politicalyear now in session

The two-season filing period in Nevada has begun. It’s the political season in the Silver State.

Lawyers claim railroad tampered with evidence

Lawyers representing a Battle Mountain trucking company, whose driver fatally plowed a tractor-trailer into an Amtrak passenger train north of Fallon in June 2011, are accusing two railroad companies of tampering with evidence in an accident that killed six people including five from the train.

New year, time for a new you

So what made your list of resolutions this year? If you’re like most Americans, “weigh less and exercise more” is probably somewhere near the top. Setting goals is a good first step; figuring out how to meet them, though, is another story — one that often ends in frustration and procrastination. Here are eight of the most common resolutions and tips to help you get started:

New Year’s bundle of joy

What better way to bring in the New Year than with a bang ... or a birth?

School Boardmeets

A regular meeting of the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees will be held Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Churchill County Administration Office, 690 S. Maine St. Items to be discussed and that are up for possible actions include the following:

BIRTHS

The following births occurred in December at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:

MARRIAGE LICENSES

The following marriage licenses were issued by the Churchill County Clerk’s/Treasurer’s office:

Search for father, daughter shifts to California

Sheriff deputies and U.S. marshals combed San Bernadino County in southern California Tuesday afternoon and night searching for a man who did not return his daughter after coming to the Lahontan Valley for a visitation, according to the Fallon Police Department.

Best of Fallon ballots duethis week

Who’s the best server? Which dog groomer excels with the most outstanding service in the Lahontan Valley?

Don’t forget all those lost in wars in 2013

Army Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, from Chester, Va., was the first U.S. military casualty of 2013. He died Jan. 10 from small-arms fire during an attack in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. A graduate of The Citadel Military College of South Carolina, Sgt. Wittman earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star during his two combat deployments.

Monday, January 6

Obituary Blanche (Billie) Dailey

Mom was much more than “just a homemaker” as she called herself. She was an educator, mentor, counselor, chef, money manager, seamstress, home decorator, gardener, crafter, chauffeur, and an especially proud mother of five fine children.

2 Carson district judges, high court justices file

Two incumbent Supreme Court justices were the first to file for office as the 2014 election season opened Monday. Kris Pickering filed for a second six-year term as fellow justice Mark Gibbons filed for his third term in office.

TRPA deal headed to Congress

The deal to reform the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is headed for its final step — ratification by the U.S. Congress.

John Bullis: Some medical costs can be deduced for income taxes

Some folks ask, “just what is a medical expense that I can deduct for income taxes?” Medical expenses eligible to be deducted as itemized deductions on Schedule A of your form 1040 include amounts paid for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease, or paid for the purpose of affecting any structure or function of the body.

Sunday, January 5

A bright spot: Visitors’ spending up

Visitor volume in Nevada remained flat in 2013 but tourists spent more while they were here, an encouraging trend for 2014, tourism officials say. In Washoe County, the news was even better. Visitor numbers in the first nine months were up about 2 percent to nearly 4 million visitors who were willing to shell out more for the experience, says Chris Baum, president and CEO, the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority.

Filing for judicial offices set to open

The first official event of the 2014 election season starts Monday, when candidates for judicial offices statewide begin filing for office.

Carson wrestlers demolish field in Livermore

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Carson High’s wrestling team, led by individual champs Brady O’Keefe (145) and Kyle Sharp (132), won the Granada Mat Classic Saturday in impressive fashion.

New programs offer challenges for state in ’14

Nevada faces a number of challenges in 2014 as an array of new programs such as unmanned drones, medical marijuana and driver ID cards for undocumented residents roll out.

Burton’s clutch hoop wins it for Pack

RENO — David Carter had all the confidence in the world in Deonte Burton.

Jobs growthbuilding itsmomentum

As Capital Glass continues hiring in Carson City, Reno, Elko and elsewhere in Northern Nevada to meet the demands of a recovering market, Vice President Keith Larkin says the family-owned glazing contractor sometimes is challenged to find the talent it seeks. “As we’re ramping up, we’re looking for people who can keep pace with our A players,” Larkin said.

Business briefly: Brummer earns Southwest Region Award

Mary Jo Brummer of RE/MAX Realty Affiliates has been presented with the certificate of excellence for achieving the No. 10 individual sales position for September in Nevada. Brummer has been working in the real estate industry for more than 16 years and holds the Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert designations.

Tillitt enjoys first college soccer season at Colorado

Former Carson High soccer standout Kenzie Tillitt couldn’t ask for anything more from her freshman season in college.

Saturday, January 4

Friday, January 3

Roger Diez: Schumacher remains in coma after skiing accident

As most motorsports fans are aware, Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is in a medically induced coma after suffering a head injury in a skiing accident last week.

Prep Roundup: Dust Devils can’t rally against Spring Creek

ELKO — Dayton High fell to 1-3 in Division IA play with a 68-53 loss to Spring Creek Friday night.

CHS falters in 2nd half

Two vastly different Carson High girl’s basketball teams showed up at Morse Burley Gym.

Thursday, January 2

High court tosses child-porn evidence

Agreeing with a district judge, the Nevada Supreme Court has barred the child-pornography evidence in a Lincoln County sex case.

Beat up Pack ready for Cowboys

RENO — David Carter is hoping the Mountain West schedule will breathe new life into his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team.

Friday Fodder: Pack’s conference season starts Saturday

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... What did the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball victory at San Jose State on Wednesday mean? It only means they didn’t party too much on New Year’s Eve. San Jose State is a truly awful college basketball program.

Falling gold price, rising costs squeeze state’s miners

The pressures that affected large and small mining firms operating in Nevada in 2013 are expected to continue squeezing the bottom line in 2014.

Expressing our gratitude and appreciation

At the end of every year, CAPS always wants to publicly thank all those who support us and our mission of No More Homeless Pets. Like last year, we have so many to thank that this article will continue next week. First and foremost, we want to extend our sincerest gratitude to the residents and businesses in Churchill County. Without their continued support, we would not have been able to keep the shelter doors open for over 27 years.

How I got here ... I think

I’m back! Did you miss me? I know I’ve missed me … the last few months are a blur to me; and not in the good way. It’s December so I’m pretty sure that October and November happened, but I couldn’t testify to it under oath because I really don’t remember much about it.

Hearst kidnapping had Nevada legacy

In just a month, the attention of millions of Americans will be drawn to the 40th anniversary of one of the most written-about and dramatic kidnappings in American history.

Financial resolutions for the New Year

About 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, according to a University of Scranton survey. But the same survey shows that only 8 percent of us actually keep our resolutions. Perhaps this low success rate isn’t such a tragedy when our resolutions involve things like losing a little weight or learning a foreign language. But when we make financial resolutions — resolutions that, if achieved, could significantly help us in our pursuit of our important long-term goals — it’s clearly worthwhile to make every effort to follow through.

State group holds young cattlemen’s recruiting event

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association recently held a Christmas social for young cattlemen interested in membership and participation in NCA’s mission to promote, preserve and protect a dynamic and profitable Nevada beef industry.

Schurz man guilty of eluding officers

A Schurz man pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court after failing to stop when contacted by authorities.

Movie review: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Films that both teach and entertain are few and far between. “The Wolf of Wall Street,” adapted from the book by scam artist Jordan Belfort, is not one of them — in fact, it fails miserably in both departments. This is the fifth collaboration by director Martin Scorsese and his muse Leonardo DiCaprio. This one takes us for a three-hour, stomach-churning tour depicting greed, drug abuse and debauchery of all sorts.

Basketball diplomacy

What is the common bond between Dennis Rodman and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un? They are both grown-up children.

VIEW FROM THE PAST

100 Years Ago The Project Opening. It seems to be tentatively agreed that it will be much earlier than May 1st. The principle subject taken up at the meeting of the Churchill County Chamber of Commerce was the opening of project lands to settlement.

SENIOR MENU

Churchill County Senior Center

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

The Churchill Animal Protection Society (CAPS) Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. in the Serendipity Building at 507 S. Maine St. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Importance of community

At the New Year’s Eve bonfire as the blaze roared and hundreds of people inched toward the fire to keep warm, a longtime resident mentioned the importance of community, saying it was “neat” to see so many people at the fairgrounds supporting the event.

The ‘Iron Lady’ of the LVN backshop

Ethel Dent spent 50 years in the newspaper business, crafting her skills to make her the backbone of the Fallon Eagle Standard and then the Lahontan Valley News when the two publications merged in 1977.

D.A. recognizes the Child Support Office

The County Commissioners held their first meeting of January on Thursday morning.

Cattlemen’s Update stampedes into Fallon

The annual Cattlemen’s Update makes a stop in Fallon on Monday to give ranchers the latest information regarding their industry.

Annual radon gas awareness presentation slated for Fallon

A scheduled presentation for information on radon and radon gas testing will be held Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Churchill County Fairgrounds multipurpose building.

Josephine Anna Gelsomino

Josephine passed away in her sleep, in the loving care of the staff at the Homestead, on December 31 to join her husband for a heavenly New Year’s Eve celebration together.

Louise Lenora Hatcher

Louise Lenora Hatcher, 76, of Silver Springs Nevada passed away on December 30th, 2013 due to a long battle with heart disease and other health complications

Gerald Scott Smithers

Jerry Smithers passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2013 in Oregon where he had been living for the past few years.

LouZetta “Lou” Mae Mierau

LouZetta “Lou” Mae Mierau, 82, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend was called home by her Lord December 28,2013. Born February 19, 1931 in California, the eldest of three sisters. She grew up in Pomona and moved to Carson/Minden area in 1974.

Thomas G. Gomez

Thomas G. Gomez, 57, entered into Heaven December 30, 2013 in Carson City, NV. He was born October 28,1957 in Torrance, CA to David and Frances Gomez.

NAE survey: Optimistic employers expect to boost staffing

After years in which the Nevada economy suffered a nasty case of the flu while the rest of the United States was recovering from a bad cold, employers in northern Nevada are feeling almost as chipper as their counterparts elsewhere in the country.

Wednesday, January 1

Lt. governor position highly sought after

Politically, this may be the year when all eyes are focused on the race for lieutenant governor.

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 at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Glen Eagles.

Carson Valley Inn celebrates Elvis

The Carson Valley Inn will hold its Elvis Week celebration — an event to mark Elvis Presley’s would-be 79th birthday in January — from Jan. 6-11.

Jazz extravaganza set for Jan. 28

It’s big band jazz times two when the Carson High Jazz Band and the Mile High Jazz Band present their 11th annual combined concert, the Mile High-Carson High Jazz Extravaganza, at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Bob Boldrick Theater, inside the Carson City Community Center.

Capital loss ‘harvesting’ in 2013

The tax break (deduction) for capital losses is available to all investors, not just Mitt Romney and Michael Bloomberg. Losses from one investment can be used to offset gains on other investments. A loss on the sale of stock can be applied against gains on the sale of real estate for example.