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Thursday, July 31

Sheriff’s Log: Arrest made for theft of clothing at Kohl’s

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY • At 5:38 p.m., a 19-year-old dishwasher was arrested on suspicion of petty larceny for allegedly taking several items of clothing from Kohl’s. The arrest was made after a traffic stop on Highway 50. Bail was set at $250.

Teague charged with sexual conduct with a minor

The Carson City District Attorney’s Office has charged Christopher Ryan Teague of Carson City with three felonies involving a girl under the age of 16. The charges are using a minor in a sexual performance, luring a child and statutory sexual seduction of the girl who was, at the time, 15.

The future is now for Athletics

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Time away pays off for Laird

RENO — It’s been four years since Martin Laird last played in Reno. The time away didn’t hurt.

Country Fair, Fallon Ranch Hand Rodeo highlight weekend fun

The Churchill Country Fair and Ranch Hand Rodeo is all about family fun, and it kicks off today with three days of events at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Growing your small business

Despite the time commitment and financial investment that come with the territory, more than 25 million people nationwide have opted to start a microbusiness – a company with five or fewer employees.

Should you be a hands-on investor?

If you want to send your children or grandchildren to college, retire comfortably and achieve other important life goals, you will have to invest — it’s that simple. But the process of investing can sometimes seem anything but simple. What can you do to gain confidence that you are making the right investment moves?

The Dusty 45s highlight freein-the-park concert

The second of this summer’s free in-the-park concerts is set for Aug. 16 on the Centennial Stage in Oats Park in front of the Art Center.

Best reasons to start a small business in Fallon

Starting a business in Fallon takes careful consideration and planning. It takes emotional and financial preparation and a commitment to invest the time required to see your endeavor succeed. The stakes are also high: nationally only half of all new businesses survive five years or more, and about one-third survive 10 years or more, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. But despite the many challenges of starting a business, Fallon business owners say the rewards are plenty.

First woman sheriff in Nevada elected in Lander County

At the request of a great many citizens of Austin and of Reese River Valley, presented in the form of a petition signed by the great majority of the people here, the County Commissioners last Wednesday elected Mrs. George Crowell to fill out the unexpired term of her husband as Sheriff of Lander county.

Veterans of ghost town to be honored

As part of the Nevada 150 Legacy Project to commemorate Nevada’s 150 years of Statehood, the Mineral County Board of Commissioners and the Mineral County Museum have commissioned the erection of a memorial monument to several military veterans who were buried in the cemetery at the ghost town of Aurora.

Pyramid Lake’s unusual tufa rock formations

Physical characteristics have long defined Pyramid Lake. The native Paiutes, who were the earliest settlers on the lake, originally called it “Cu Yui Pah” or lake of the cui ui fish, after the fish that lived in its waters.

Nevada tempts Tesla Motors

The number of rumors and unconfirmed reports Tesla Motors will build its huge battery manufacturing plant in Northern Nevada is growing every day.

Drought conditions call for drastic actions

Reno Water Authority calls for conservation The severity of Nevada’s ongoing drought has prompted the Truckee Meadows Water Authority to call upon its thousands of customers in Reno, Sparks and Washoe counties to conserve water.

Nevadans should not take Red Flag Warnings lightly

Warmer and fiery future may be in the cards for Nevada as the drought on the West Coast worsens.

Tension-filled 10 minutes in North Korea

PANMUNJOM, South Korea – My wife and I have just returned from North Korea.

BLM, Corrections sponsor wild horse adoption

The Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections invite horse enthusiasts and the general public alike to a special wild horse adoption event at the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo in Gardnerville today and Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Well, who doesn’t love mutts?

Another pet-celebration day was yesterday: Mutt’s Day! We at CAPS are particularly fond of mutts, perhaps because we become friends with so many of them at the shelter. Though a pure-bred dog will come and stay for a while, mutts make up the majority of our canine guests.

Living With Fire offers help to homeowners

RENO, Nev. – Residents in Reno and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend the Living With Fire Regional Conference on Aug. 17 from 4-7 p.m., to interact with their neighbors, firefighting representatives, natural resource specialists and others.

TCID shuts down irrigation system

One of the worst water seasons is finally over. Late Tuesday night, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District closed the Truckee Canal irrigation system, according to Project Manager Rusty Jardine.

JPO’s enriching program brings produce to the table

The Churchill County Juvenile Justice Center has improved its menu with the Teurman Hall Garden program that brings fresh fruit and vegetables grown from the facility’s garden to the table.

VIEW FROM THE PAST

The Mexican Affair has become a little side-show in the face of the stirring news that all Europe may become involved in a war over the conflict between Austria and Servia. England is preparing for war, Russia is mobilizing her armies and Germany is preparing for conflict. Let us hope that the terrors of such a war may be averted.

SENIOR MENU

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

Veterans Services still in business

A spokesman for the Nevada Department of Veterans Services says there is no truth the ROVER outreach program is being suspended.

Residents invited to Community Day

The annual Fallon Community Day invites residents to join the fun on Saturday morning at Oats Park with a variety of activities for adults and children.

Richard (Butch) Becker

Richard (Butch) Becker, age 67, of Stagecoach, NV, passed away at his home on July 23, 2014. He grew up and raised a family in the Winona and Caledonia, MN area where he farmed and did carpentry work.

BARRACUDA FIRST ROUND UPDATES

8:22 a.m.: Just a few groups have teed off thus far at the Barracuda here at Montreux. Kevin Chappell has birdied three of the first five holes and is at 6 points along with Skip Kendall, who has birdied three of his first four.

New stores increase Carson’s taxable sales

Driven by a huge jump in sales by general merchandise stores, Carson City’s taxable sales increased 7.8 percent in May. That category, normally the capital’s second largest tax generator after auto sales, increased 37.5 percent to $15.4 million, in part because of the opening of Bealls.

Barracuda Championship to begin

RENO – A new champion and a new title sponsor.

Woman, child hit at Roop and 5th streets

A woman and child were injured Wednesday morning when they were struck by a car at Roop and 5th streets. The accident occurred at 9:35 a.m. It’s the second pedestrian injury accident in less than a week and the third in four weeks in Carson City.

Vote sets Northern Nevada lands bills on path to final House passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A historic package of Northern Nevada lands bills – six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) -- today passed the House Natural Resources Committee by unanimous consent. The bipartisan support clears the way for the legislation to be brought to the House floor in September as a non-controversial suspension bill.

‘Beatlemania’ coming to Jazz & Beyond

Jazz & Beyond, a 17-day festival, starts Friday with a Mad Hatter Garden Party at the Governor’s Mansion.

Wednesday, July 30

Live entertainment

Halfway to Forever will perform at 4 p.m. today at Fernley Farmers Market, 350 E. Main St. in Fernley.

Speakeasy Dance Party set for Aug. 9

The Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival will present “Jump-Jive” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 in the Ballroom in the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Minden all in for Hot August Nights

Minden will be the ace in Hot August Nights’ annual Sparks Poker Run today.

Mystery writer Todd Borg signs latest Owen McKenna book

Mystery writer Todd Borg is signing his new book “Tahoe Ghost Boat” 6:30 p.m. Friday at Shelby’s Book Shoppe.

Arnold wins prestigious Clovis event

Carson High graduate Mike Arnold didn’t win a new car, but he won a prestigious title in the pole vault, nonetheless.

Mumbo Gumbo brings zydeco to Minden

Mumbo Gumbo performs 6:30 p.m. Friday in Minden Park for the GE Family Concert Series

Stanley Lloyd Hunewill

Stanley Lloyd Hunewill longtime rancher of Bridgeport, California and Wellington, Nevada passed away on July 9, 2014. Stan was born September 30, 1934 in Glendale, California.

Russell John Gentry “Woody”

Russell John Gentry ‘Woody’ unexpectedly left this world Thursday July 24th, 2014. He is reunited with his deceased mother and father, Bernice and Henry, son Justin Gentry and his deceased wife Sally Gentry.

Eugene (Pat) Briggs

Eugene (Pat) Briggs, died Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at Banner Hospital in Fallon, NV. Mr. Briggs was 88 years old.

Summer Strong

In about two weeks, the Fallon football team will suit up with full pads for the first time this season.

Hicks named GM at Fallon Golf Course

He returns to his old stomping grounds as the man in charge.

Suspensions levied after Aces brawl

The Pacific Coast League has announced suspensions for six Reno Aces players under violation of the MLB/MiLB On-Field Behavior Policy stemming from their respective roles in the benches-clearing incident between the Aces and Albuquerque Isotopes during Reno’s 7-3 win Saturday night at Aces Ballpark.

Howard “Bud” Sutherland

Howard “Bud” Sutherland passed away July 28, 2014. H

Steven David Calcaterra

Steven David Calcaterra, age 34, passed away July 9th, at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center from complications due to open heart surgery after a short illness.

TEMPTING TESLA

The number of rumors and unconfirmed reports Tesla Motors will build its huge battery manufacturing plant in Northern Nevada is growing every day. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in May the company planned to “move forward, breaking ground with multiple sites.” And there’s no denying more than two dozen bulldozers are preparing a huge site at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center 15 miles west of Reno.

Knowing fire riskin Northern Nev.

The public is asked to assist fire crews this summer in taking precautions to minimize fire risk. As a reminder, fireworks are illegal on public land. Some precautions to take include the following:

Nevada casinos finish strong, Churchill suffers decline

Nevada casinos finished the fiscal year with a strong 14.4 percent increase in win in June — a total of $906.9 million.

NACCP recognizes Air Guard’s Thompson

CARSON CITY — Nevada Air Guard Senior Master Sgt. Torry Thompson distinguished himself from the roughly 110,000 Airmen in the entire Air National Guard to receive the 2014 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award from the NAACP in Las Vegas last week.

Tax benefits for members of the armed forces

Special tax benefits apply to members of the U. S. Armed Forces. For example, some types of pay are not taxable. And special rules may apply to some tax deductions, credits and deadlines. Here are ten of those benefits:

Accident injures Utah man

A Fallon police officer and paramedics from Banner Churchill Community Hospital treat Merle Garrison, 69, of St. George, Utah. Neal Stevens, 62, was backing up near a gas pump at the Maverik Gas Center on Monday when he struck Garrison. The Utah man was treated for minor injuries at Banner Churchill and released. No citations were issued.

New CEO tabbed for Banner Churchill

A Utah native with more than 17 years of health care leadership experience has been named chief executive officer of Fallon’s Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Edwards named LBAO area manager

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region announced Monday the selection of Terri Edwards as the Area Manager for the Lahontan Basin Area Office in Carson City.

BIRTHS

The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Ranch Hand Rodeo adds new events

The Churchill Country Fair and Ranch Hand Rodeo begins Thursday with an all-day family fun carnival followed by a weekend of family friendly events.

Fallon man sentenced up to 6 years in prison

A 22-year-old Fallon man was sentenced Tuesday in District Court up to six years in prison after a domestic incident.

Thunderstorms, flash flooding predicted for today

SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN LIKELY TODAY...

Tuesday, July 29

Colgans win Thunder Canyon tourney

Jim and Rowan Colgan shot 59 to win the Dalton Gang flight at the Thunder Canyon member-guest tournament last weekend.

Simone Appetit: Portobellos — so much room

So “much room” a play on “so mushroom?” Get it? Of course you do, that’s why you are going online right now to find a recipe without having to wade through a bad joke.

Chuck Muth: Execution nothing to lose sleep over

So bleeding heart liberals are in a tizzy over the fact that it took almost two hours for Joseph Rudolph Wood to die after his lethal injection in Arizona on Wednesday. His attorneys claim their client was “gasping and snorting” for an hour, and death penalty opponents will certainly use this incident to complain of cruel and unusual punishment.

Monday, July 28

John Bullis: Documenting vehicle expenses

David H. Garza had vehicle expenses disallowed because he did not keep adequate records and evidence as Section 274(d) and the related regulations require. He did not record the amount, time and business purpose of each business use of his truck. He worked as an outside sales representative for Time Warner Cable.

Healthcare, technology widen Carson City jobs base

The job outlook in Carson City may be brightening and broadening in the coming decade. If projections hold true, employment in the state capital should grow 1 percent annually until 2022 when it is expected to reach 31,446 jobs, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. At the same time, the economy should become more diversified.

Tahoe-Douglas Elks host Great Gatsby dinner show

With a formal black and white dinner, women dressed in flapper garb and men in ‘20s-style suits, a night out at the Great Gatsby dinner show will rival even Gatsby’s greatest parties.

GNCU construction loans helping businesses

Over the past year and a half, Greater Nevada Credit Union, the area’s largest locally-based credit union, has seen more than 115 percent growth in its business lending portfolio. One of the credit union’s newest products, construction loans, is taking off just as rapidly, thanks to local businesses who want to expand.

“Hercules” is Dwayne Jonson at his muscular best

In any movie starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, you can expect two things: Lots of footage of Johnson’s pecs and biceps and lots of violence, plus Johnson’s limited acting skills.

Saturday, July 26

Birth announcements

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: To Marlen Moreno and Kyle Wilson of Carson City, a daughter, Sophia Nicole Wilson, born July 13, 2014, weighing 7 pounds and 9 ounces.

The good, bad and ugly from RTO past

If you’re a golf fan, this is a great time of the year for you with the American Century Championship and the RTO, now the Barracuda Championship, in a span of three weeks.

The first woman sheriff in Nevada

At the request of a great many citizens of Austin and of Reese River Valley, presented in the form of a petition signed by the great majority of the people here, the County Commissioners last Wednesday elected Mrs. George Crowell to fill out the unexpired term of her husband as Sheriff of Lander county.

Friday, July 25

Busy times at Fernley track for the next couple weekends

Last weekend’s two-day event at Fernley 95A Speedway was bittersweet.

Thanks to Baccarat, strong gaming win was in the cards

Nevada casinos finished the fiscal year with a strong 14.4 percent increase in win in June — a total of $906.9 million.

Sunridge digging out from weekend thunderstorm

After a week’s worth of work, Sunridge Golf Club is hoping to have 18 playable holes by Sunday at the latest according to Joe DeFilipps, PGA head pro.

Mad Hatter Garden Party with Corky Bennett Trio at Governor’s Mansion

The 2014 “Jazz & Beyond - Carson City Music Festival” will open with a “Mad Hatter Garden Party,” a ticketed event in the backyard of the Nevada Governor’s Mansion, on Friday, August 1, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. The gate opens at 5:00 p.m., and the show starts at 5:30 p.m. The party features music by the Corky Bennett Trio, finger foods by Carson City Confections, wine, beer, and a raffle. The Governor’s Mansion is at 606 Mountain St., Carson City, and the entrance is from Robinson St.

More than 50 events featured at ‘Jazz & Beyond’

The “Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival,” in collaboration with Carson City, is proud to present five of several bands at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair in Fuji Park on Saturday, August 2. “Jazz & Beyond” runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 50 events, mainly in the downtown Carson City area.

Man hit crossing downtown Carson Street

A man was hit by a car while crossing Carson Street downtown Friday afternoon. The victim was conscious and moving as paramedics loaded him into the ambulance. A spokesman said he suffered a broken leg and head injuries.

Thunderstorms make for exciting Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs

George Ruiz, director of the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs, suspected that summer thunderstorms would one day crash his event.

Reward for information on burglaries

A $1,000 reward is being offered by Secret Witness for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with the commercial burglary spree in Carson City. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a series of commercial burglaries that occurred between Jan. 1 and the present. The majority of the burglaries have occurred in the eastern portion of Carson City in the areas of Fairview Drive, Desatoya Drive and Butti Way. To date there have been approximately 27 burglaries in which cash, guns and electronics have been stolen.

Barbara Jean Hardy

Barbara Jean Hardy of Fallon, passed away at her home with her family by her side, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, after a short battle with cancer.

Sharon Domenici Richards Vietti

Sharon was born on May 31, 1943 in Yerington, Nevada, to Pete and Aloha Domenici. She graduated from Yerington High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nevada Reno.

William M. Eckert

William Eckert, 81, of Carson City passed away on July 11, 2014. Visitation will be held Thursday July 17th from 5pm-7pm at Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. A

Ken Kepner

Ken Kepner, a resident of Carson City since 1986 has passed away at the age of 91. He was born June 14, 1923 in York, PA. Ken was a Navy Retiree having served for 21 1/2 years.

Jessie R. Heinz

Jessie Heinz, age 98, died July 9, 2014 at the Homestead Senior and Memory Care Community in Fallon. She was born January 15, 1916 to Victor and Victoria (Urrutia) Rubianes in Paradise Valley, Nevada.

Joe Santoro: Nevada gets no respect in Mountain West media poll

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... If you believe the Nevada Wolf Pack football team was disrespected by the Mountain West’s media this week, well, you’re right.

Carson football to hit national radio airwaves

Carson football will roam the national airwaves this season.

Midwest Move

Josh Mauga’s biggest opponent in his five-year NFL career has been his body.

All-stars teams run ends in defeat

The last remaining all-star baseball team alive this summer plays its final game tonight in California.

Fallon bowl gear on sale

For the past several seasons, the Fallon football team has not played during the Hall of Fame weekend.

Placing a price tag on memories

There was a time when watching an exciting game in person was one of the cheapest forms of entertainment.

Sheriff’s Log: Four jailed after deputies investigate suspicious drug activity

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY • At 11:30 a.m. a 29-year-old Carson man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery against his girlfriend at a Nevada Street residence. She suffered a laceration on the arm and bruising. He was ordered held in lieu of $3,000 bail.

Darrell Moody: Another great year, finish at ACC

The 2014 American Century Championship is in the books, and it was one of the best in recent memories, despite the ugly weather on Sunday which saw action delayed for around three hours.

Thursday, July 24

Farms thriving with special crop, creative ways to sell

If a book of Nevada farming firsts is ever written, a chapter should be devoted to Custom Gardens in Silver Springs.

May Loraine Laca

Life long resident of Fallon, May Loraine Laca, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Banner Hospital. May was born May 7,1931 to Ernest and Lillian Baumann.

Reduce college debt

College is a significant investment and how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. However, there are ways to reduce the amount of debt you take on when preparing for higher education.

Fiber arts shown at Dangberg Ranch

A group of local artisans will present “Many Uses of Natural Fibers and making a Native Flute” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park. The event is free and open to the public.

Nationwide warrant issued for arson felon

A nationwide, no-bail warrant was issued for the arrest of a Gardnerville Ranchos resident who was on a diversion program in an effort to avoid prison. Richard Vonderscher Jr., 46, failed to appear in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.

Break-in at Animal Services under investigation

The Carson City Animal Services offices are the latest victim of a break-in in eastern Carson City. Animal Services was closed down Thursday while crews cleaned up the mess caused by burglars during Wednesday night. The sheriff’s department is investigating.

Malozemoff pours first gold at Carlin mine

Plato Malozemoff, president of the Newmont Mining Corporation, this morning personally directed pouring of the first ingots of full-production gold at the Carlin Gold Mine, as dignitaries from Elko, Nevada, the federal government, Newmont, and other affiliated interests, observed.

Data highway to link state’s cities

A $30 million all-fiber link under construction between Reno and Las Vegas was inspired by a need to provide telemedicine services to rural hospitals.

‘Buy Nevada’ foods program recording membership growth

Buy Nevada is marking its one-year anniversary and its 100th member.

Wednesday, July 23

Live entertainment

Today is open mic night from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Carson Station hosted by Dean Brownell. Music is typically rock & blues with a solid rhythm section and easy going musicians.

High-tech conferences focus of Neighbors

Steve Neighbors, whose Hop and Mae Adams Foundation properties remain at the crux of downtown’s future, looked past what he called “premature information” about it to tout his high tech vision again Wednesday. In a telephone interview from his office in Idaho, Neighbors said Carson City is a “unique gem” and can be sold as a site for conventions on the national market to people who look beyond the city’s size.

Zloop moving factory to Nevada

Zloop Computer and Electronic Recycling is opening a West Coast facility in Fernley and moving its headquarters from North Carolina to Nevada. Zloop describes itself as “an end of life electronics and electrical equipment recycler.” The company breaks down old electronics, turning them into things that can be sold to make new products.

State wants suit against Labor Commission dismissed

The state has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the Labor Commissioner of letting employers cheat minimum wage workers.

Fire alarm evacuates Capitol

Employees working in the Capitol got an unexpected 15-minute break Wednesday afternoon when a fire alarm went off just before 2 p.m.

30 grams of meth recovered, arrest made

Thirty grams of methamphetamine were recovered and an arrest was made when the Tri-NET Narcotic Task Force served a search warrant at a Carson City residence on Wednesday. The search warrant was served at 1103 North Nevada Street, leading to the arrest of its resident, Rachel Conley. The residence has been monitored by the multi-jurisdictional drug task force for the past several months with numerous complaints regarding drug related traffic.

Mary Detke Stoke

Mary Loretta Stoke, born in Divide County, ND on June 14, 1933, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Carson City, NV. She was raised on her family farmstead north of Alamo, ND and attended the Outlook School for her early years and graduated from Alamo High School in 1951

Lugene Davidson Meek

Lugene Meek, age 80 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on July 18, 2014.

Washoe schools superintendent fired unexpectedly

RENO — The Washoe County School District has fired Superintendent Pedro Martinez with little explanation — and much to the surprise of Reno city officials who embraced his hiring two years ago.

Dilley named defensive coordinator at CHS

Steve Dilley made his mark the past several years as Carson High’s special teams coordinator.

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

CUTLER, Calif. — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any illnesses caused by the fruit, and the voluntary recall was announced after consulting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Couple arrested for having sex in public

A man and woman were arrested Monday evening on charges they were having sex in public. Deputy Gary Denham was dispatched to the DMV office just after 5 p.m. where the reporting party pointed out a man on top of a woman in the grassy area between DMV and Office Depot.

Defendant in robbery of veteran pleads guilty

The second defendant in the robbery of a 101-year-old veteran pleaded guilty Tuesday. Robbie Hernandez, 27, was set for sentencing Aug. 26 along with Jordan Burkhart, 23, the other defendant in the case.

Entering the world of Dr. Seuss

Youth Theatre Carson City is thrilled to announce the upcoming production of “SEUSSICAL, JR.,” an adventure through the world of Dr. Seuss. The show will run two weekends, July 25–August 3 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.

Gladys Leslie Pederson

Gladys Leslie Pederson passed away peacefully in her home on June 21, 2014 at the age of 94. She was born on September 21, 1919 in Carson City, Nevada to Leslie and Mildred Hesse.

John B. Westwood

John B. Westwood, the second eldest of Clarence P. and Mary C. Westwood’s nine children, was born on 7 November 1923 and grew up in central Kansas.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

The band Halfway to Forever features good music and vocals by Chris Houghton on drums (rear), Tony Giglieri (right) guitar and vocals and Paul Rudolf (left) on bass at the Fernley Farmers Market. Fernley Farmers Market is sponsored by the Fernley Convention and Tourism Authority Grant Funds. It is open Thursdays through Aug. 14 at The Mirage Garden & Gifts, 350 E. Main St.

Title chase heats up

Hard-nosed racing continued Saturday as the chase for points titles hit full throttle at Rattlesnake Raceway.

Fallon 3 solid at national rodeo

Three of Fallon’s top athletes had solid showings at the 2014 National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., last week.

CCHS athletes must register to compete

In about three weeks, the fields and courts at Churchill County High School will be buzzing. On Aug. 14, the first official day of fall practice for the 2014 season begins.

Tuesday, July 22

Record number file for unclaimed property

Treasurer Kate Marshall said her office received more than 11,131 claims to recover unclaimed property in June.

Wiretapping more likely in Nevada

A study by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts shows Nevadans are more than three times as likely as residents in other states to be wiretapped.

Hearing for NV Energy petition Wednesday

Public comment will be heard by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada today in Carson City during a consumer session to consider NV Energy’s petition to recover smart meter costs in Northern Nevada.

Mystery lingers over missing ‘Hawaii Clipper’ seaplane

HAGATNA, Guam – The mysterious disappearance four months ago of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 with 239 aboard and, of course, the Lockheed Electra piloted by Amelia Earhart that vanished 77 years ago this month, continue to hold the fascination of millions around the world.

Giving thanks on my 90th

The sun said “good morning” as I sat in our backyard, sipping my first cup of welcoming coffee. Molly and Riley were inspecting the grass, deciding where to do their morning duty. These puppies make everyday special, even ones like today when I’m facing the fact that my cancer may have returned.

How to use your new health insurance

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who recently obtained health coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP), here are some steps you can take to make the most of your new coverage.

Unemployment rate lowest it has been in six years

Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in June, its lowest point in nearly six years.

Type 2 diabetes: Best ways of slimming down

The effectiveness of regular physical activity is well-known in the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes. However, obesity, arthritis, physical disabilities, and/or complications of diabetes often throw a wrench in physical activity. Indeed, only 28% of individuals with type 2 diabetes were achieving the recommended 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic physical activity according to a population-based study noted in Diabetes Care, August 2006.

Keep your cool: How to avoid heat-related illnesses

As an emergency room nurse, I have cared for visitors and locals who experience heat-related illnesses. This includes dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. It is important to understand the differences, especially when exercising in an area like Lake Tahoe with higher altitudes and higher temperatures.

If it’s too good to be true ... it’s not

According to both the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and Fallon Police Department, numerous reports indicate a caller is identifying himself with the CCSO and is either asking or demanding money.

That mean old government

I watched a movie the other night called “Wild River,” starring Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick, the story about an elderly women who steadfastly refused to sell her property, an island, to the federal government, so a dam could be built by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Proposed margin tax may cripple many of the state’s businesses

Fallon’s businessmen and women learned Thursday at the monthly Fallon Chamber of Commerce luncheon that the Education Initiative — aka the Margin Tax — will be a major tax burden on businesses.

Silver State summers may be hotter by 2100

CARSON CITY —The nonprofit group Climate Central projects Nevada’s already hot summer temperatures are going to get quite a bit hotter by the turn of the century, courtesy of climate change.

Fallon area escapes Mother Nature’s fury

While late July thunderstorms slammed western Nevada and several people sighted funnel clouds on Monday afternoon west of Fernley, Fallon escaped much of the heavy rain, strong winds and rivers of mud that pounded the region over the weekend.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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

Army Guard partners with NIAA

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Army National Guard is set to team up with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and become one of the association’s partners for the 2014-2015 academic year, the Nevada Guard and NIAA officials announced last week.

Wolf Pack picked third in division

Senior defensive end Brock Hekking was named to the Preseason All-Mountain West Team, and Nevada was predicted to finish third in the West Division as the Mountain West Conference opened up its preseason media days event in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

All Hat No Cattle performs today

Krista Jenkins and All Hat No Cattle will bring some original tunes to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 6 p.m. today.

Cowboy poets today at Dangberg

A free evening of cowboy poetry will be performed by Tony Argento and Ken Gardner 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

John Bullis: Corporations are moving tax domiciles to save taxes

The Congressional Research Service — a policy research arm of Congress — recently told Congress 76 U.S. corporations have shifted their tax domiciles out of the United States to other countries since 1983, to avoid U.S. taxes. Moving the tax domicile is known as an “inversion”. It still is rare, but it is becoming more common. The Congressional Research Service said 47 such deals have been done in the last 10 years and more are in the works.

Zglinski sentenced to life for lewdness with 8-year-old

John Zglinski, 52, was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for lewdness with an 8-year-old girl. He was arrested in early May and has been held in jail since then on $150,000 bail. Zglinski pleaded guilty to the charge.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY • At 12:45 a.m. Mark Rosales, 41, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of drugs without a prescription after deputies responded to a report of a suicidal subject in the 1000 block of Minnesota Street. He was also charged as an ex-felon failing to register. Bail was set at $2,750.

Barnard tosses no-hitter for Carson Intermediate All-Stars

Jared Barnard threw a no-hitter as the Carson Intermediate All-Stars picked up their first win, 2-1, at the Little League Western Regionals in Nogales, Ariz. on Sunday.

Session for NV Energy petition Wednesday

Public comment will be heard by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Wednesday in Carson City during a consumer session to consider NV Energy’s petition to recover smart meter costs in Northern Nevada. The session begins at 6 p.m. in Hearing Room A at the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, 1150 E. William St.

Monday, July 21

FootGolf craze hits Carson City

The newest craze in sports has come to Carson City.

“The Purge: Anarchy” a gun-type slasher film with class strife

Last year’s low-budge film “The Purge” is back with “Anarchy” added to the title. It covers the same ground as the original but surprisingly indicts the “1 percent.”

Conrad Gifford Sprenger

Conrad Gifford Sprenger entered into eternal Heaven on June 22, 2014. He was born January 14, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday, July 20

Mark Rypien roars to American Century Championship win

STATELINE — It was a finish for the ages.

Adam Whitt named to Cape Cod League all-star team

Carson High School alum and current University of Nevada pitcher Adam Whitt was named to the Cape Cod League’s 2014 West Division All-Star Team on Saturday.

Jack’s crossed up putt game

STATELINE – Jack Wagner is known as one of the top, if not the best, putter at the American Century Championship.

Andre Aggasi: U.S. tennis hopes made of clay

Andre Agassi established himself as one of this nation’s all-time greats in tennis, playing in a time with rival Pete Sampras that could be consider one of the golden eras for United States men’s tennis during the 1980s and 1990s.

Leader of crowded pack

Roenick has plenty of company atop the leader board

Saturday, July 19

Hawaii edges Carson All-Stars

The Carson Intermediate All-Stars were much more competitive on Saturday, but still remained winless at the Little League Western Regionals in Nogales, Ariz.

Jazz & Beyond opens with mad hat trick

Hot August jazz comes calling again this year in Carson City via Jazz & Beyond, a 17-day festival that starts Aug. 1 with a Mad Hatter Garden Party at the Governor’s Mansion.

Williams drives mornings for Golf Channel

STATELINE – Gary Williams has a great job, and he’s the first to admit that.

Friday, July 18

Another rough game for Carson All-Stars

Northern California jumped out to an early lead on the Carson Intermediate All-Stars and captured a 13-0 victory on Friday at the Little League Western Regionals in Nogales, Ariz.

American Century Championship: Chad leaves them hanging

STATELINE — Going into the 25th annual American Century Championship, Chad Pfeifer was the feel-good story.

American Century Championship notebook: Greg Maddux excited about hall of fame

STATELINE – Greg Maddux isn’t one to toot his horn — ever.

Murder trials start after Labor Day

Four murder cases involving Douglas County residents last winter won’t begin to go to a jury until at least Labor Day. An eight-day trial is set for Sept. 2 in the case of a Round Hill woman who is accused of shooting her husband. Tatiana Leibel, 50, claims her husband, Harvey, committed suicide on Feb. 23 using a rifle. But investigators claim the evidence doesn’t support Leibel’s story.

Hearing on gun background check petition set

Carson District Judge James Wilson has set an Aug. 1 hearing on the challenge seeking to block the petition that would mandate background checks for almost all gun sales.

Roger Diez: Exciting finishes last Saturday at Fernley 95A

Two of the five A mains at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night were settled by a pass on the last turn of the last lap.

American Century Championship: Stars gunning for Annika Sorenstam

STATELINE – The 25th anniversary of the American Century Championship has shaped up to be Annika Sorenstam against the field.

Nothing beats first Giants game

Sports stadiums are one of mankind’s most impressive feats.

No MLB — NBC now has the ACC

When NBC lost its contract with Major League Baseball and could no longer broadcast the games, it needed some events to take its place.

First round tee times for American Celebrity Championship

Pairtings for the opening round of the 25th annual American Celebrity Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club

Advantage at Edgewood

STATELINE — Quarterbacks have enjoyed unparalled success in the first 24 years of the American Century Championship.

Nothing wrong with Wainwright’s groove to Jeter

Does anybody really believe Adam Wainwright is the first pitcher in the history of the All-Star game to throw a 90 mile an hour fastball right down the middle on the second pitch of the game?

Death Ride tours Alpine passes

Almost 3,500 cyclists took on 129 miles of Alpine County’s mountain roads Saturday in Tour of the California Alps — Death Ride.

Robert “Bob” C. Brogan

Commander Robert “Bob” C. Brogan, U.S. Navy (Ret.) passed away on June 12, 2014 in Bend, OR; he was a devoted husband, father and career U. S. Naval Aviator.

ROYCE H. ERICKSON

Royce H. Erickson, 87, passed away July 6, 2014 in Carson City, NV. Royce was born on January 5, 1927 in Rhinelander, WI to Bennie and Inez Nystrom.

Elizabeth “Jean” Peterson

Jean was born June 19, 1920, in Vallejo, California, to Cleveland and Euphemia Moore.

ALICE DOOLITTLE

Alice Doolittle, born June 25, 1921, in San Francisco, California, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014., in Roseville, California

Josh Scobee and Chad Pfeifer lead early in round one of the American Century Championship

STATELINE, Nev. — Two first-time American Century Championship players — Josh Scobee and Chad Pfeifer — are the early leaders late in the opening round of the 25th annual tournament.

ACC Notebook: Chad Pfeifer wants to play professional golf

STATELINE — Chad Pfeifer makes no bones about the fact he wants to play professional golf.

SIMONE KUCKENMEISTER JENSEN

Simone Kuckenmeister Jensen passed away at Renown Hospital on July 16, 2014 after a long battle with Crohn’s Disease. Simone was born on August 1, 1987 in Reno, NV. Simone’s calling in life was to be a wonderful wife and mother to the love of her life, Erik and their two boys Maddex and Mason

Leona Beryl Wood

Leona Beryl Wood passed away at the age of 91 surrounded by her loving family on June 30, 2014. Leona (Crocker) Wood was born October 16, 1922 in Big Pine, California. S

FYB 12s are contenders

The only Fallon all-star team representing the Silver State in the Cal Ripken regionals will try to do what no Nevada team has been able to: advance to the World Series.

X-mas comes early

The weather has been frightful but not as delightful to most in Northern Nevada.

Hard Rock hotel and casino coming to Lake Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. — Rumors of a Hard Rock hotel coming to Lake Tahoe proved to be true Thursday, after weeks of speculation as to what would become of the old Horizon Casino Resort. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, a fully integrated gaming resort planned for the South Shore, will replace what was once the Horizon when renovations wrap up in late 2014 or early 2015, according to an official announcement made at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Thursday, July 17

Wiretapping more likely in Nevada

A study by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts shows Nevadans are more than three times as likely as residents in other states to be wiretapped.

Financial cleaning can lead to a richer outlook

One lesson the average American should have learned from the recent financial crisis and gradual recovery is that putting more money into savings is, in general, good, said veteran financial expert Jeff Gorton.

Louie’s Dollar Plus has ‘re-grand opening’

Louie’s Dollar Plus recently celebrated its “re-grand opening” by moving locations but remaining in the same shopping center on 920 W. Williams Ave,

What can investors learn from All Stars?

Baseball’s best players gathered in Minneapolis this week to participate in the All-Star Game. If you’re a fan or even a “weekend athlete,” you can admire these players for their abilities, even if you — like the vast majority of humanity — can’t hope to duplicate them. But if you’re an investor, you may be able to learn some practical lessons from the All Stars.

Still lonely after all these years

Twenty-eight years ago, Life Magazine said U.S. 50 across Nevada was the “Loneliest Road in America.”

STATE PRISON BREAK

At 6 o’clock last evening, when the wind was blowing a gale and the whole valley was filled with a blinding dust, a desperate break was made by the convicts in the State Prison, which terminated in the death of Matt Pixley, of the Warm Springs Hotel, the wounding of nearly all the officers of the State Prison and several of the prisoners, and the escape of twenty-nine as desperate villains as ever trod the earth.

Small publisher focuses on uncommon books

Siglio Press is an independent small publisher which is dedicated to publishing “uncommon books at the intersection of art and literature.” And this invocation of a small, unauthorized marvel is an apt description of the titles issued by this remarkable press.

Walmart’s ribbon cutting christens store’s rebranding

Fallon’s Walmart recently conducted a ribbon cutting to celebrate a grand reopening after an extensive remodeling to “refreshen” the store.

The strange affair of ‘Tokyo Rose’

TOKYO — I would not be writing this column today about wartime intrigue, deceit and treachery if it had not been for a chance meeting here with a half-dozen total strangers.

Business owners receive crash courseon procuring government contracts

Local business leaders received a crash course at July’s monthly Churchill Economic Development Authority breakfast on how to procure federal and state government contracts.

Churchill County history inspires mural

Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studio’s owner Patricia Sammons is setting forth to bring art and history to buildings in Churchill County.

Ballot question approved for fire department equipment

The Churchill County Commissioners met Wednesday and approved placing a ballot question on November’s general election ballot to support the purchase of fire equipment for the Fallon/Churchill Fire Department.

SENIOR MENU

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

Investigation begins on Wildes Road trailer fire

A Wednesday afternoon fire destroyed a single wide trailer at Greenleaf and Wildes Road.

Advantage at Edgewood

STATELINE — Quarterbacks have enjoyed unparalled success in the first 24 years of the American Century Championship.

JOIN’s goal: Put itself out of business

A rack of sports jackets, neckties and other business apparel stands just inside the front door of the offices of JOIN Inc., ready for folks who don’t have the right clothes for a job interview.

Chad Pfeifer is the feel-good story of ACC

Despite a horrific-ending deployment to Iraq, Chad Pfeifer has found new life.

Scenes from Wednesday’s American Century Championships

Last year’s champion Billy Joe Tolliver, a former NFL quarterback, headlined the field Wednesday at the annual Lake Tahoe Celebrity-Am Tournament.

Wednesday, July 16

Duane L. Snyder

Graveside services will be held for Duane L. Snyder at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the Masonic Section of Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City. All of his friends and Masonic family are invited to attend.

EVANGELINE “ANGEL” TANNER

Evangeline Elisabeth Miller Tanner passed at her residence, beneath the blazing sky, on Independence Day, 2014. She was 81. Born in New Jersey on December 8, 1932, she was raised until the age of seven on a hundred-acre farm

Beth Ann Cotsonis

After years of fighting round-after-round, our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend Beth Ann Cotsonis has lost her courageous, head-strong battle to Breast Cancer.

Traffic fatalities down in Carson, up in other counties

Traffic fatalities increased dramatically in Washoe and seven small Nevada counties during the first half of 2014. But with the number of deaths dropping from 104 to just 74 in Clark County, the overall total through July 7 was actually down nine deaths to 124.

Folk duo performs at BAC

Musicians Tom May and Chris Kennedy bring their duo act to the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall on Friday, July 25.

ACC Notebook: Chad Pfeifer wants to play professional golf

STATELINE — Chad Pfeifer makes no bones about the fact that he wants to play professional golf.

Eva James

Eva James of Carson City died July 13, 2014. Eva was born Dec. 24,1937 in Dresslerville, Nevada, she was 76. She attended Stewart Indian School and Bacone Indian College.

Fallon swept at state

A big first inning doomed the Fallon 14-and-under all-star baseball team to begin the Babe Ruth state tournament on Thursday.

Wolf Pack Hall of Fame class announced

The 1990 Wolf Pack football team, which played for the Division I-AA National Championship, along with two other football standouts, an All-American diver and a volleyball player who led the Pack to two NCAA appearances will make up the 2014 Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame class, the school announced last week.

U.S. soccer on the rise, must be patient

Now the World Cup has its winner, the sporting world in the U.S. comes crashing back to earth.

RUTH J. SULLIVAN

Ruth J. Sullivan passed away June 28, 2014 in Carson City, NV. Ruth was born August 5, 1932 in Lowell, MA to Joseph and Pauline Reardon.

New bridge design survives earthquake tests at UNR

RENO — A 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of 10 earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment at the University of Nevada’s new Earthquake Engineering Lab in Reno

Tuesday, July 15

Nine hours of live coverage of ACC

NBC and the NBC Sports Network will provide nine hours of live coverage of the American Century Championship from Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline.

ACC celebrities on display today

Sports fans will get a big peek at their favorite players when the annual Lake Tahoe Celebrity-Am Tournament gets under way today.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 11:10 a.m., a 58-year-old Carson woman was arrested on suspicion of battery for slapping another woman on the arm during an argument. A search following the arrest revealed a bottle of morphine in her purse. She was also arrested for felony possession of a drug without a prescription. Total bail was set at $3,500.

Paralysis at the Mexican border

Run for the border has taken on a new battle cry for thousands of illegal — undocumented — children, many with no parents in hand, streaming across Mexico from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, three countries among the poorest in Central America.

MILITARY NAMES

Navy Seaman Recruit Maria J. Barajas Rizo, daughter of Antonio and Maria L. Barajas of Fallon, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Red flags: She’s too good to be true

Not only have online dating sites opened up a whole new dynamic for singles looking for company – attitudes about the viability of these sites have become more positive.

How medications affect oral health

Many medications—both those prescribed by your doctor and the ones you buy on your own—affect your oral health.

Tips for juggling work, family, fun

Juggling work, family, friends and hobbies can be a great challenge. After all, there are only 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week.

Serve eggs with safety in mind

In today’s information age, when news of a food recall travels fast, consumers are more conscious than ever before about the importance of food safety. Fortunately, providing safe food is the top priority for those in food production. But it’s not always obvious to know how that focus translates into how foods like eggs are actually produced.

Avoid hypertension track your blood pressure at home

Your blood-pressure checks at the doctor’s office may read normal, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the clear: Up to 20% of adults have “masked hypertension,” according to some estimates. That’s when blood pressure measurements are lower at the physician’s office than they are at home.

A well regulated militia or not

One of my favorite movies is “Tombstone,” about Wyatt Earp and his brothers. In one pivotal scene, the bad guys come into town carrying their guns. Virgil Earp wants to go after them, and Wyatt is arguing with him. Virgil says, very simply, “They’re breaking the law.” When the Earps attempt to enforce the law, the result is the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Mock cordon, searches highlight units Fallon training

Soldiers in the Nevada Army Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion practiced squad-level Army Warrior Tasks during annual training in Fallon.

Christmas in July

Are they crazy? I couldn’t believe it when recently channel after channel was showing Christmas stories on television.

Public can prevent infant deaths with safe sleep practices

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health announces the launch of a Safe Sleep awareness event on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smith’s Food & Drug Store at 750 South Meadows Parkway, Reno, to stop the No. 1 cause of infant death between the ages of one month and one year.

DIVORCES

The Tenth Judicial Court has issued the following divorces/annulments during May 2014 Steven Adams and Diane Evelyn Adams.

Commissioners meet this afternoon

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

USS Nevada battleship’s service celebrated

A centennial ceremony for the battleship named after the Battle Born state brought a full-throated “Battle Ready” shout out Friday in Carson City.

Churchill County deputies win medals

Churchill County Sheriff’s Department deputies Trevin Goodrick and Dustin Beauford recently won multiple gold medals in the 2014 U.S. Police & Fire Championships Games in San Diego.

Fallon sets additional record-breaking highs

Fallon’s temperatures soared into triple digits for the past four days with longtime records being broken on two of those days.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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

CCSD on track with community forum

The Churchill County School Board met Thursday and approved to have Superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon present to the board and community the improvements that have been done as a result of the Community Forum held in November.

Land may be listed as vital blue butterfly habitat

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to designate about 5,600 acres on southern Nevada’s Mount Charleston as critical habitat for an endangered blue butterfly.

Hernandez balks at plea bargain deal

Robbie Hernandez, one of two accused in the Memorial Day robbery of a 101 year-old veteran, balked at his plea bargain deal Tuesday, hesitating when asked his plea. “You hesitated a little bit when I asked you what the plea was,” said District Judge James Wilson.

Gardnerville woman, 95, killed in Washoe Valley crash

A Gardnerville woman was killed Monday afternoon when her car went out of control on I-580 about two miles north of Bower’s Mansion. A spokesman for the Nevada Highway Patrol said the reason the 2007 silver KIA left the roadway and hit the concrete wall on the left shoulder is unknown. Speed, alcohol and drugs were not believed to be a factor in the accident and no other vehicles were involved.

White is a part of MLB All-Star game festivities

Carson City umpire chosen to work Futures All-Star Game

Carson plenty ‘Good’

Intermediates roll to an easy victory Carson City’s Intermediate all-star squad rode the strong right arm of Garret Damico and a second-inning grand slam by Kahle Good to an easy 11-1 win over North Summerlin in the opening game of the best-of-three state series Saturday night at Governors Field.

Carson City Intermediates on way to West regional; need fundraising help

Carson City’s Intermediate all-star team is headed to Arizona after winning the state championship with an easy 17-3 win over Summerlin North Sunday night at Governors Field.

Broncos Elway sets sights on ACC

Driving is just one of many talents for NFL legend John Elway.

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” fine sci-fi with moral values

We’ve come a long way from the rubber masks of yore with “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” directed by Matt Reeves with meaningful music by Michael Giachiccino. As the apes in the movie are computer generated based on the movements of the actors, it’s easy to forget that actual humans are behind each ape. If there is a certain amount of anthropomorphic in the apes movement it suggests a closer relationship between the species that might offer a hint of something.

Monday, July 14

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 2:52 p.m., Jessica Soto Delgado-Bracamontes, 37, and Mario Quevado, were arrested on suspicion of a warrant charging child sexual; assault, conspiracy to commit sexual assault and administering a drug to commit a felony. Each was held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

John Bullis: When can we expect tax reform?

With Congress all tied up and failing to agree on almost anything, I wonder when we can expect Congress to reform our tax laws. Recently a tax writer for the U.S. Senate vowed to work on overhauling the federal tax code by August 2015. It is long past time to reduce the corporation income tax rates. Sen. Ron Wyden said rate reduction to 24 percent (from 35 percent) is possible by “eliminating loopholes”.

Carson man arrested on possession of child pornography

Carson City district attorneys have filed a 19 count criminal complaint charging Patrick Williams, 39, of Carson City, with possession of nearly 5,000 videos and photographs of child pornography. The images and videos were all on portable flash drive memory devices, according to the complaint filed by Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger.

Rep. Steven Horsford moves to protect rural broadband grant

Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., has brokered a deal to protect a grant needed by Nevada’s rural hospitals.

Six charged with domestic violence during weekend

A total of six people were arrested by Carson City Sheriff’s deputies on domestic violence charges during the weekend. In the most serious case, both parties were charged with battery with substantial bodily harm — a felony.

8 accused of illegal World Cup betting in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Eight people from Malaysia, China and Hong Kong were accused Monday of operating a temporary, illegal gambling ring from exclusive high-roller villas at a Las Vegas Strip resort that investigators said logged millions of dollars in bets on FIFA World Cup soccer games.

Idaho motorist killed in two-vehicle accident

The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the name of a motorist who was killed Saturday at Gummow Drive and the Reno Highway.

Hawk is the cause of power outage

NV Energy said on Monday the cause of a power outage early Sunday morning for about an hour was due to a hawk.

State education tax battle to heat up this summer

A low-key but high-stakes campaign is underway to win the hearts and minds of Nevada voters ahead of the general election and a crucial vote on a margins tax to fund public education.

Effort to bring internet to rural areas continues

Connect Nevada, the group working to expand the availability of high-speed Internet in Nevada, says more than 95 percent of the state’s households now have access to broadband service.

BLM to remove fewer mustangs across West

RENO — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.

Saturday, July 12

Cheers & Kudos: Thank you for outpouring of support

My family and I want to express gratitude to all of the wonderful people who organized, participated in, donated to and shopped the rummage sale at the Carson High, bake sale and car wash on June 28. We also want to thank those who offered the pony rides and those who, including several thrift stores, helped with clean up. We thank God for the outpouring of support from this community; it was filled with kindness and compassion and was truly, overall, indescribable in words. The proceeds will be so helpful with medical expenses.

Swanson earns ninth career car from Mary Kay

Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Carol Swanson, of Carson City, has earned the use of a new Chevy Equinox crossover as a result of her outstanding achievements in her Mary Kay business. Swanson will take delivery of the new Chevy Equinox crossover, her ninth Mary Kay career car, at Michael Hohl Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.

WildCats split pair

The Nevada Yellow WildCats 18 and under softball team gained the lead for good in the fifth inning on its way to an 8-5 win over the NorCal Athletics on Saturday at Centennial Park in the All-World All-Sports World Series.

Senior menus for July 14

Note: Lunch menus for the week of July 14 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. CARSON CITY

Despite retirement, Annika Sorenstam golfer to beat at ACC

She is one of golf’s greats and a living legend.

Concert Under the Stars draws more than 800 people

A double hit of little-but-big-name music groups wowed an overflow crowd as two members of Little Feat and the entire LIttle River Band rocked Carson City Wednesday night.

Friday, July 11

Man caught allegedly breaking into cars by Nevada Parole and Probation officers

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court: Thursday At 2:42 a.m., a 24-year-old Fair Oaks, Calif., woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI-first offense, following too close and no proof of insurance. She was stopped in the 300 block of East William Street. Bail was set at $1,650.

Frontier invests $13.1 million in Nevada

Frontier Communications announced the company’s three years of capital expenditures in Nevada hit a total of $13,111,057, including $4,313,257 in 2013. In addition, many Frontier markets in Nevada will receive additional support this year totaling $604,950 from the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect America Fund. CAF funding will allow Frontier to accelerate broadband availability in the state. Frontier offers broadband, digital phone service, satellite television service, Frontier satellite broadband, FTR Energy Services, customer premises equipment (telephone systems, support for commercial businesses and e-911 applications), Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, data center services, and web security/data back-up/personal identity protection and more through Frontier Secure.

Shakespeare Festival begins again

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival started Friday night at Sand Harbor State Park. This year, performances of “As You Like” will run through Aug. 24.

More local racing at Fernley tonight

If you want to see some live local racing, Fernley 95A Speedway is in action tonight.

WildCats rolling at All-World Sports World Series

Kaitlyn Jimmy was dominant for the Nevada Yellow WildCats 18 and under softball team, not allowing a hit over seven innings as the WildCats rolled to two wins on Friday in the All-World Sports World Series.

Couple charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl

A Carson City couple has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl with a turkey baster. Jessica Soto Delgado-Bracamontes and Mario Quievedo were charged in a criminal complaint filed Thursday. In the complaint, Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger accused the couple of conspiracy to commit sexual assault against a child under age 16, administering methamphetamine to that child and sexual assault.

Douglas “Doug” C. Tucker

Doug Tucker, 82, died June 25, 2014 in Stratton, Nebraska. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa June 25, 1932 to Bessie Tucker.

Elway sets sights on ACC

Driving is just one of many talents for NFL legend John Elway.

Riding with purpose

They feel her presence daily, especially in the rodeo arena.

BEHIND THE PLATE: NBA free agency hides real sports news

The NBA never sleeps, especially after the season concluded last month as San Antonio won the title over Miami. It hasn’t even been 30 days and it seems like that championship happened 10 years ago. Instead, all the talk is about players who are trying to find a fit with a winning team so that they can hoist the trophy in June next year.

Worlds collide for landsailing race

Pilots representing 15 countries and four continents with more than 200 land yachts are expected to be on hand Saturday for the opening ceremony of the 14th Landsailing World Championship at Smith Creek Playa near Austin.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

The band Halfway to Forever features good music and vocals by Chris Houghton on drums (rear), Tony Giglieri (right) guitar and vocals and Paul Rudolf (left) on bass at the Fernley Farmers Market. Fernley Farmers Market is sponsored by the Fernley Convention and Tourism Authority Grant Funds. It is open Thursdays through Aug. 14 at The Mirage Garden & Gifts, 350 E. Main St.

Drought drawing bears near people at Lake Tahoe

RENO — Long accustomed to dealing with bad news “garbage” bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they’re increasingly responding to a new kind of troublemaker they’ve started calling “drought” bears.

Thursday, July 10

Crony capitalist-opoly stacked against Dotty’s

The beloved board game Monopoly has spawned all manner of themed spinoffs. There’s Dog-opoly, Chocolate-opoly, KISS-opoly, Muppet-opoly, Elvis-opoly and even Las Vegas-opoly.

“Earth to Echo” easy-going sci-fi film for youths

If you’re over the age of 18 you may well want to skip the adventure movie “Earth to Echo,” playing at the Carson Galaxy cineplex. It’s about three kids who face relocation as their subdivision is going to be torn down for a new highway. The three: Teo Halm as Alex; Brian “Astro” Bradley as Tuck; Reese Hartwig as Munch, and latecomer

Friday Fodder: Fajardo must be Pack’s leader

Sports fodder for a Friday morning

Carson juniors fall to Centennial

Centennial scored two runs in the second inning, three in the third and three in the fourth en route to a 13-2 win over the Carson Junior All-Star team Thursday night.

Bruce Gilbert selected to run Silver State Health Insurance Exchange

Bruce Gilbert of Addison, Texas, was selected as the director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Thursday afternoon.

Farming isn’t secret anymore

This statement may have been true 50 years ago. But, in the busy world full of smart phones and cameras, farm secrets are pretty hard to come by.

Kirk’s additional titles for summer reading

Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) was an American abstract painter well-known for his monochrome canvases, especially his black “ultimate paintings.” He was also an accomplished cartoonist/illustrator and his, often tongue in cheek, meditations on the foibles of the then contemporary art world have recently been assembled in book form.

Selling $20 million house? Prepare to be very patient

“The higher you go, the narrower the market is,” says Trinkie Watson, regional Lake Tahoe broker with Chase International. “It’s a matter of finding a person who wants a big house and wants to live in Reno and has the wherewithal to buy it.”

The new Battleship Nevada

The “Eagle” is in receipt, from Senator Newlands, of the above cut and the following descriptive matter of the new Battleship Nevada: Length on designer’s water line, 575 feet; breadth, extreme at designer’s water line 95 ft. 2 5-8 inches; mean trial displacement, 27,500 tons; mean draft to bottom of keel at trial displacement (about) 28 ft. six inches; total fuel- oil storage, 2,000 tons; feed water carried on trial, 165 tons; speed on trial, not less than 20 1/2 knots; armament, main battery; ten 14-inch, 45 caliber breech-loading rifles; secondary on battery; twenty-one 5-inch rapid fire guns, 51 caliber, four 3-powder saluting guns, two 1-powder semi-automatic guns for boats, two 3-inch field pieces, two machine guns, 30 caliber. Contract for the Nevada was entered into with the Fore River shipbuilding company on January 22, 1912.

Nevada reveals its strangest pipedreams

Nevada has always had its fair share of dreamers, whether it’s sure-to-strike-it-rich miners or overly optimistic gamblers, so it’s probably no surprise that over the years the state has seen some pretty outrageous proposals.

WNC program offers commercial lavender production workshop

Fragrant lavender makes sense for Nevada’s small farms.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival opens with ‘As You Like It’

William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” comes to Lake Tahoe Friday with the opening of the 42nd Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.

CCSD forges ahead with summer projects

Since school dismissed, Churchill County School District has wasted no time in starting its summer projects.

RTO has new heart with Barracuda

RENO — The Reno-Tahoe Open is no more. For at least the next four years beginning with this year’s tournament, the event will be known as the Barracuda Championship.

Amodei praises passage of job training bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) Wednesday praised final passage of the conference report for the bipartisan H.R. 803, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which would eliminate and streamline dozens of overlapping federal programs and help connect out-of-work Americans with the job training they need. The House originally passed the bill more than a year ago. It passed the Senate last month.

Silver Springs man allegedly shoots at house after domestic dispute

A Lyon County man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly firing several rounds into a residence after a dispute with a family member. No injuries were reported. Cleve Clayton Clark Jr., 56, of Silver Springs was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide. He’s being held without bail at the Lyon County Jail.

Report: Bundy battle spurs extreme right

RENO — The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, an organization that tracks hate groups said in a new report Thursday.

Wednesday, July 9

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: Tuesday At 11:46 p.m., a 23-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct in the 700 block of Carson Street. Bail was set at $150.

Medical Marijuana: Up to 1 million square feet sought for pot

Up to a million square feet in Nevada cultivation facility space to supply medical marijuana demand may be necessary, a state advisory subcommittee was told Wednesday.

Motion to suppress gun in Olive Garden case denied

District Judge James Wilson on Wednesday refused a defense motion to block prosecutors from using David Lane’s pistol as evidence in the Olive Garden case. Lane is accused of brandishing a gun and threatening staff at the Olive Garden restaurant in Carson City a year ago. He faces four counts of assault with a deadly weapon in the case.

RTO has new heart with Barracuda

RENO — The Reno-Tahoe Open is no more. For at least the next four years, beginning with this year’s tournament, the event will be known as the Barracuda Championship.

Reno-Tahoe Open has new heart with Barracuda

RENO — The Reno-Tahoe Open is no more. For at least the next four years, beginning with this year’s tournament, the event will be known as the Barracuda Championship.

J. LaRue Smith

Loving husband and father LaRue Smith passed away peacefully in his sleep at home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. LaRue was born and raised in Pennsylvania and traveled all over the United States and Canada before finally settling down in Carson City in 1985.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

The band Halfway to Forever features good music and vocals by Chris Houghton on drums (rear), Tony Giglieri (right) guitar and vocals and Paul Rudolf (left) on bass at the Fernley Farmers Market. Fernley Farmers Market is sponsored by the Fernley Convention and Tourism Authority Grant Funds. It is open Thursdays through Aug. 14 at The Mirage Garden & Gifts, 350 E. Main St.

Melvin Butterfield

Melvin “Verne” Butterfield passed away on June 25, 2014, after a short illness. He was born April 11, 1933 in Berry Creek, CA, graduated Fallon High and served in the US Army in Germany with the 443rd AAA BN.

DALLAS ADELE CORLE WATERS CRANE BLOCK

After a long battle with cancer, Dallas passed away June 29, 2014 in her home in Carson City. Her loving husband Ed and her son Royce were by her side.

ELIZABETH KLEIN-MCMILLAN

Elizabeth Klein-McMillan, 76, passed away on June 29, 2014 at her home in carson City. Elizabeth is survived by her Husband: Ron, Daughter: Gwen, Son: Thomas and her grandchildren, great-granddaughter, her sisters and family. Memorial contributions are welcomed to be made to the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements.

DAVID WILLIAM McCULLOUGH

Dave passed away June 26, 2014 very peacefully in his sleep. Dave lived most of his life in the Redding, CA area before moving to Carson City.

RONDA KOLENE ROTHCHILD

Ronda Kolene Rothchild, born 11 February 1960 in Auburn, California to Larry and Charlotte Rothchild. Ronda succumbed to her ailments from a stroke in mid-April; followed by another stroke several weeks later and then a heart attack

Gary L. Lowry

Gary L. Lowry, 69, died unexpectedly on June 1, 2014, while visiting friends in Fairfax, Iowa. Gary was born November 11, 1944, in New Ulm, MN to Frank Elmer Lowry and Alice Minnie Loose.

Juan (Juanito) Bautista

Juan Bautista (Juanito) Forero Contreras, Dayton, NV, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family.

Hazel E. Parkins

Hazel was born July 5, 1915 in Oakland, CA. to Lionel and Margaretha Hanell Chapman and passed away on June 3, 2014 in Carson City.

Tuesday, July 8

71 apply for Douglas County manager’s job

Douglas County received more than 71 applications for the county manager’s job, which are being reviewed for presentation to county commissioners on July 17.

Carson Juniors win

The Carson Junior All-Star team used a six run fifth inning to advance to the semifinals of the District 1 Little League tournament at Governors Field on Tuesday.

Revamping the community theatre

Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios is revamping its community theatre with the help from a local group of parents whose children are involved in the performing arts.

VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY

On Friday people around the world will be taking part in World Population Day to raise awareness about population issues. But here in the United States, we don´t talk enough about the specific effects our exploding numbers have on wildlife, the planet and our own future.

U.S. restores famed Tinian airfield in the Pacific

TINIAN, Northern Marianas Islands — The temperature and humidity are reaching 90 on this tiny island in the remote western Pacific, and I am standing on undoubtedly the most famous runway on earth.

Rashes: Indicator that something is wrong

Rashes, or dermatitis, on the skin are indicators that something is wrong. Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban explains, “The skin is the largest organ in the body, so we really have to pay attention to it.”

A truly phenomenal woman

This is tardy, but It will always be timely to write about Maya Angelou, among the most talented and inspirational women of all time, who passed away at her home in Winston Salem, N.C. on May 23, 2014. She was born in St. Louis on April 4, 1928.

Is your diet making you sick

Feeling under the weather? Many common ailments, as well as serious life-threatening conditions, are caused by what you are and aren’t putting into your body, say experts.

Banner Churchill begins to remodel

Remodeling recently began at Banner Churchill Community Hospital as the facility is making its environment more welcoming, more technologically-advanced and even more comfortable, all for the benefit of patients and loved ones.

It’s all about David

There isn’t a mother anywhere who doesn’t wonder why her children are all so different from each other. I’m no different. This became very apparent when my middle son, David, and his wife, Wendy, came to visit me on my birthday. We had a much too short but fun visit.

CCSD meets Thursday

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

A forum for reader feedback

In addition to providing community news and features, a newspaper also serves as a voice for the community through editorials, columns and letters to the editor.

Desatoya fire has been contained

According to the Bureau of Land Management, wildland firefighters are expected to demobilize from a fire that began eight days ago in the Desatoya Wilderness Area east of Fallon.

TCID extends water seasonto month’s end

Despite one of the worst droughts in recent memory, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District is extending the water season.

Fallon youth all-stars back in action

After its Cal Ripken counterpart won two state titles last month, Fallon’s Babe Ruth all-star teams will get their chance to bring back some hardware.

Trumbo’s grand entrance for Aces

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo began his Major League rehab assignment with a bang when he launched a grand slam for the Aces in a 14-8 win over Las Vegas on Monday night.

Big Show

With its largest car count of the season and capacity crowd, Rattlesnake Raceway’s annual Fourth of July race was a roaring success.

Force claims softball title

The Fallon Force under-14 softball team took its third first-place tournament title in Winnemucca on June 28-29.

Record 630 runners participate in Firecracker Mile

Truckee’s Firecracker Mile never fails to bring out the masses.

USS Nevada to mark centennial Friday

A ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the battleship USS Nevada is set for 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.

D’Souza’s ‘America’ is worth a watch

If you enjoyed Dinesh D’Souza’s fantasy “2016 in America,” you may fall for his latest epic “America.” Much a blend of the same half-truths and non-truths, this right-wing magnet poses the question, “What would have happened to America if George Washington had been killed by a sniper back when.

Banner month for Nevada returning unclaimed money

LAS VEGAS — The number of Nevadans claiming uncashed paychecks and other unused assets was way up in June compared with last year, after the treasurer’s office published its annual list of such property in newspapers statewide, officials said Tuesday.

Monday, July 7

John R. Bullis: More thoughts about reverse mortgages

We don’t believe reverse mortgages are for everyone. Many folks can find other answers to their cash flow problems. However, if the savings have not kept pace with the expenses and it looks like additional cash will be needed — or very helpful — in the future, it can be a solution to consider. If you are age 62 or older and you own your home or have a low balance owing, you could look into reverse mortgages.

Carson tops Carson Valley

The Carson City Junior Little League team used a 10-run fourth inning to cruise to a 14-2 win over Carson Valley Monday night at Governors Field.

Karen M. Barlow

On June 25, 2014 Karen’s guardian angel came to her one last time and kissed her forehead. She then gently lifted Karen’s eternal soul and carried it to heaven where she presented it to God for his loving care

Business in bloom at family’s lavender farm

Mike and Diane Van Camp, Stagecoach residents who own Campie’s Lavender Patch, have the best of both worlds when it comes to scents, flowering plants and a thriving family business. Campie’s Lavender Patch originally came into being more than 11 years ago. The opportunity to make lavender mist, or hydrosol, lavender essential oils, sachets and other products including journals seemed to have been a natural evolution.

It’s Democratic, not Democrat, Party in Nevada

RENO — At least at the polls in Nevada, state election officials say it’s the Democratic, not the Democrat, Party.

Saturday, July 5

Carson 11-12s fall

Center fielder Gryphon Matthies of the Carson 11-12 All-Stars dives for a short fly ball on Saturday in a game against Reno Continental at Governors Field in the District I Little League Baseball Tournament. Carson was eliminated from the tournament in a 23-2 loss to Reno. Justin Stevens had an outstanding day, going 3-for-3, Dylan Roide had two hits, including a double, and a run, Diego Lopez doubled, Matties and Brian Gutherie each added a hit and Vernon Painter scored the other run for Carson.

Long takes second in Ponderosa run

J.P. Donovan of Incline Village proved he’s still one of the area’s top mountain runners Saturday morning when he successfully defended his title at the 40th annual Ponderosa Ridge Run.

Reform sought for nonviolent Class B felonies

The Clark County Public defender is urging the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice to push for changes in the law so some Category B felons can get good time, education and treatment program credits that reduce their sentences.

Business briefly

Brummer achieves southwest region award Mary Jo Brummer of RE/MAX Realty Affiliates was presented with the Certificate of Excellence for achieving the No. 2 individual sales position in the state of Nevada for the month of March.

Blue Jays fall to Nor Cal

The Carson Blue Jays baseball team rallied from a tough loss earlier in the day for a come-from-behind 7-6 win over the Reno Knights B team on Saturday at Damante Ranch High School.

Teen climber qualifies for U.S. National event

Stefan Fellner’s hard work over the past four years has paid off, as the 13-year-old rock climber earned a berth in the Sport Climbing Series National Championship in Atlanta, Ga., on Thursday.

Friday, July 4

Roger Diez: Serchio Junior extends points lead at Fernley 95A

Heat race and main event wins last Saturday night at Fernley 95A Speedway, extended Mark Serchio Junior’s point lead to nine in the Pure Stock division.

Carson tops Klammath Falls

The Carson Blue Jays scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to win 12-11 on Friday.

‘Justin’ in time for Carson

After Eddie Tierney did all the heavy lifting, Justin Nussbaumer came to the rescue for the Carson 9-10 Little League All-Stars.

Art Mart features local artists

The Churchill Arts Council will launch its series of Lariat Courtyard ArtMarts on Thursday, and the series will continue on every Thursday at the Art Center through Sept. 18 from 5-8 p.m.

Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth

Karyn, it’s the Fourth of July, so time for another Daddy story about baseball (of course) and a great American (also of course). I’ve told you about Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson and others. Today, it’s Lou Gehrig, The Iron Horse.

Silver State’s gaming win up 8%

Nevada casinos reported a healthy 8.1 percent increase in total gaming win for May.

Work toward your own financial Independence Day

It’s almost the Fourth of July, the day when we celebrate our independence as a nation and the many liberties we enjoy as individuals. Still, we have to keep working to earn some freedoms — such as financial freedom. But by making the right moves, you may eventually enjoy your own Financial Independence Day.

Japanese WW II war shrines repulse columnist

TOKYO – A five-minute walk from the Takebashi subway station in northwest Tokyo, the imposing Imperial Palace is the home of 80-year-old Akihito, the 125th Emperor of Japan who can trace his unbroken lineage to 660 BC.

Cats, dogs and thunderstorm phobia

So far this summer (as I write this a week before publication), we haven’t had any spectacular displays of thunder and lightning; however, in past years on many occasions, a storm cell was directly over my house, and the elapsed time between a bright flash of light and a sound so loud that dishes rattled in the cupboard was mere seconds. To many cats and dogs, thunder and lightning cause thunderstorm phobia, which gives rise to anxiety or fear — from mild to severe. Dogs, especially, may hide, tremble, whine, drool and pace. In severe cases, some dogs may chew furniture, tear drapes and break windows. Mild phobia or severe, what you have is a terrified, unhappy dog.

Parade, picnics, fireworks light up the Fourth

While many Americans will head to the mountains or lake, others will pay their respects to the nation on Independence Day by attending parades, having picnics and watching fireworks.

Wendover’s rich and vibrant history

On the surface, the town of Wendover doesn’t appear to be a place with much history. But look a little closer and you’ll find there’s far more than meets the eye.

New USDA era in partnership begins

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of what he calls “a new era in American conservation efforts” with an historic focus on public-private partnership.

Cherry On Top brings cool relief on a summer’s day

Llaurel Griffin & her family have started a new snow cone business in Fallon.

Nevada’s Margin Tax Initiative to affect farmers and ranchers

As the November election approaches, so does the Education/Margin Tax Initiative on Nevada’s ballot, a measure that could greatly affect many of Nevada’s agriculturists especially farmers and ranchers in the state.

Fire burns in Desatoya Wilderness Area

A 100-hundred acre fire burning east of Fallon in the Desatoya Wilderness Area is expected to be contained today and controlled by Saturday, reports the Bureau of Land Management. The fire is burning in pinon-juniper vegetation. Hand crews and several Heltiack units are on the scene. The BLM reports the cause of the fire was due to lightning.

TMC provides quality services for ag families

Teaching & Mentoring Communities (TMC), formerly Texas Migrant Council, is celebrating four decades of providing services to the children of migrant families.

Commission approves parking lot funding

The Churchill County Commissioners met Thursday at their first meeting of July and approved the transfer of Western Nevada College money for parking lot improvements.

JUSTICE COURT: Fallon man suspected of stealing guns

A Fallon man appeared Wednesday in Justice Court on six felony charges resulting from a burglary on March 17.

Fireworks prohibited on state’s public lands

Even though it may be legal to purchase fireworks in some locations, it is illegal to possess or use fireworks and/or pyrotechnics on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and the State of Nevada.

senior menu

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

Support Fallon Youth Club

In this month’s Club Corner, I have the privilege of introducing you to a new food service program now available at the Fallon Youth Club, and apprising you of the upcoming fundraisers you can attend to help support our organization.

Thursday, July 3

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Wednesday

Nevada must rejuvenate offense this year

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Which coach holds the key to this Nevada Wolf Pack football season? It’s not head coach Brian Polian. Polian is more CEO than coach and really doesn’t affect the outcome of games.

Maurer takes over Virginia City hoops

Tom Maurer, one of the most successful coaches in Nevada high school basketball history, will be back on the bench this season.

Racing bonanza

As the temperatures rise, so will the action at Rattlesnake Raceway.

Bonine named to NFHS board

Eddie Bonine, executive director of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA), was elected unanimously Tuesday to serve as the Section 7 representative to the National Federation of State High Schools Associations’ (NFHS) governing board, according to a press release from the NIAA.

FYB U10 club wins state

After going undefeated and winning the state championship, Fallon’s under-10 all-star baseball team will forgo the regional tournament later this month in Utah because of schedule conflicts.

U8 team overcomes odds

These 8-year-old baseball players didn’t face live pitching until all-star practice, unlike the opponents they would face in the Cal Ripken state tournament. The Spanish Springs and Silver State programs introduced live pitching before regular-season games began. And for the past several of years, these two teams could be counted on in the championship game.

Teen climber to represent region at U.S. Nationals

Stefan Fellner’s hard work over the past four years has paid off, as the 13-year-old rock climber earned a berth in the Sport Climbing Series National Championship in Atlanta, Ga., on July 10.

Reno Aces celebrate July Fourth

The Reno Aces host the Sacramento River Cats for a three-game series, which starts today and will span the Aces’ Independence Weekend Celebration.

A most unexpected gift

Fifty years ago this week, my five sons and I began our journey from Pennsylvania to California. Today — when this is published — is also my first granddaughter’s 42nd birthday. My son Doug and I were talking about this as I told him about whom I talked to yesterday, somebody who lives on the East Coast.

Life, liberty and what happened

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Declaration of Independence.

Gibbons becomes 40th commander of HAWD

HAWTHORNE — Under a cloudy sky with Mount Grant and Walker Lake as the backdrop, the world’s largest ammunition storage depot welcomed a new commanding officer Thursday morning.

Protect your eyes from ‘Blue Light’

The Information Age has moved society into a 24/7 electronic environment that exposes us to harmful light pollution every day. New research is illuminating the dangers of “blue light,” a high-energy wavelength of light that can disrupt the sleep cycle and cause damage to the eyes over time.

DMV sponsors NV 150 photo contest

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is sponsoring a photography contest whose winner will receive a piece of Nevada history — the license plate that marks Nevada’s 150th anniversary.

Fireworks-related injuries can cause permanent vision loss

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches and Americans make plans to celebrate the stars and stripes with a little red glare from celebratory rockets, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Nevada Academy of Ophthalmology urge the public to take important steps to prevent fireworks-related eye injuries. The academies ask parents and other adults to be especially cautious when children are in the presence of fireworks.

HONOR ROLL

Churchill County Middle School B Honor Roll 2nd Semester

BIRTHS

The following births were reported by Banner Churchill Community Hospital. March 27, 2014

Independence Day parade highlights holiday activities

A lack of water and near 100-degree heat may put a slight damper on Fourth of July weekend activities within Churchill County.

Have a birthday party to remember

Invite over the family and friends and celebrate your child’s big day with a fun-filled summer birthday party that’s as unique as the guest of honor.

Keep eyes shielded from harmful UV rays

Ultraviolet (UV) rays are a danger to skin and eyes year-round, playing a contributing factor to skin damage, skin cancer and eye disorders like cataracts. With people spending more time outdoors in the summer months, it’s a great time to protect your family.

Sweet as a hot July afternoon

This Fourth of July, after the family has enjoyed the burgers, brats and potato salad, the only thing they’ll be looking forward to more than fireworks are simple-to-make, delectable desserts to end a perfect summer night.

Corbitt retires after 21 as school bus dispatcher

Kim Corbitt retired Monday from Churchill County School District’s Transportation Department as the secretary and dispatcher after almost 22 years.

CCSD to sell student-built house

The Churchill County School Board met Thursday night at their regularly scheduled meeting where they approved to sell the Churchill County High School construction program student-built house.

Airport finances solid, despite declines

Even as airport officials step up their efforts to rebuild passenger service at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, a credit-rating agency says the airport’s finances remain in decent shape.

Nevada bill draft would abolish term limits

A Las Vegas Democrat says he will press the 2015 Nevada Legislature to abolish term limits for state and local candidates like the ones that kept some of the likely front-runners out of this year’s race for Reno mayor.

Nev. gets 1-year pass on federal school standards

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada schools are getting another year-long exemption from the tough requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Wednesday, July 2

Comstock Mining obtains crucial zoning changes

Zoning consistent with Comstock Mining, Inc., growth goals in all the firm’s resource areas clicked into place with recent action by Storey County, company officials said Wednesday.

Live entertainment for this weekend

Halfway to Forever will perform at 4 p.m. today at Fernley Farmers Market, 350 E. Main St. in Fernley.

changing (the view of) landscape

Artists from the Nevada Artists Association painted their interpretations of landscape photos in a new show displayed through Aug. 29 in the Brewery Arts Center’s gallery.

Painter brushes back Carson Valley

Carson City’s 11-12 all-star squad made it two straight with a 4-3 win over Carson Valley Wednesday night at Governors Field.

Bonine named to NFHSgoverning board

BOSTON – Eddie Bonine, executive director of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA), was elected unanimously Tuesday to serve as the Section 7 representative to the National Federation of State High Schools Associations’ (NFHS) governing board. His approval was granted by the 50 other state association executive directors during the national council meeting portion of the NFHS’s 95th annual Summer Meeting, taking place at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.

Bennett tearing itup in summer ball

Western Nevada College’s top returning hitter on the baseball team is mirroring the weather this summer – hot, particularly in the Midwest where he’s playing in the Prospect League.

Annual Rural Rumble has foreign flavor

Chinese heavyweight Zhang Zhilei, who captured the Olympic Silver Medal in Beijing in 2008, will make his professional debut on Aug. 8 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, according to a press release from Dynasty Boxing, who represents Zhilei.

Titles for two

Two of Fallon’s three Cal Ripken all-star teams are moving onto their respective regional tournaments this month.

Isbister takes on adventure trek

Three hunting TV personalities with Nevada ties will assist Cabela’s managers raise funds and awareness for Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs on July 8-9 with an adventure trek covering about 54 miles in a friendly competition.

De Golyer bash a success

Cody and Kristina De Golyer’s efforts led to sizeable crowds and about $1,000 for their non-profit children’s foundation last weekend at the first annual De Golyer Buckin’ Horse and Bull Bash at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Maurer’s a Mucker: He’s at Virginia City

Tom Maurer, one of the most successful coaches in Nevada high school basketball history, will be back on the bench this season.

Washoe schools police chief out; calls it surprise

RENO — The Washoe County School District police chief says he was taken off guard and hurt when he was let go last week.

Aria agrees to $100K fine for barring state agents

LAS VEGAS — The Aria casino on the Las Vegas Strip has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for blocking state agents from watching a high-stakes roulette table.

Carson opponent for openerwill be CV Charter

Clayton Valley Charter will be Carson High’s opponent in the Honor Bowl at Del Oro High School on Aug. 30 at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 1

Arsonist believed to be lighting Tahoe fires

Two fires at Kahle Drive and Highway 50 on Sunday are believed to have been the work of an arsonist. In the past two weeks, four separate small brush fires have been started off of hiking trails in the area of Stateline and Zephyr Cove.

Carson trio shines in the pool

Ashley Meyer (16), Nicole Van Geel (14) and Ewan Kalley (7) won high point honors in their respective age groups for the Carson Tigersharks at the recently concluded Bishop Invitational.

Joyce Maycock

Joyce Elaine Maycock, born April 30, 1930 in Huntington Park, CA, entered the Kingdom of Heaven May 28, 2014 at home in Dayton NV surrounded by family.

Richard “Dick” Beaudette

Richard Ralph Adolph Joseph “Dick” Beaudette, 89, of Carson City, died June 17, 2014 at home with his children by his side. He was born July 2, 1924 in St. Paul, MN.

Janice Helen Soulages

Janice Helen Soulages, passed away on June 18, 2014. Memorial services will be held on June 30, 2014 at 11:30am at Autumn Funerals & Cremations. To view the complete obituary, please visit www.autumnfuneral.com.

Mary R. Vanderbeck

Mary R. Vanderbeck passed away June 20,2014 in Carson City, NV. Mary was born in San Francisco, CA on April 15, 1925 to Roy and Marie Robinson. She was raised in the bay area.

Rhonda Julia Kilty

Rhonda Julia Kilty of Carson City, Nevada passed away at the age of 60 on June 23, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Rhonda was born in Roseville, California to Zivko and Mary Milat; she enjoyed spending her childhood playing softball and making friends everywhere she went.

Wanda Marie Ellis

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother passed away into God’s loving hands on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Doolittle gives up grand slam in 9th, A’s lose

DETROIT — The Oakland Athletics had never given up a grand slam when leading by three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning — that is until Monday night.

Random thoughts on the Nevada political scene

Have most conservative challengers running against establishment Republicans in primaries ­both in Nevada and nationwide ­lost? Yes. Were they expected to lose against those entrenched, well-funded incumbents? Yes.