Stories for June 2014


Monday, June 30

Carson 9-10s win fourth straight District 1 contest

Carson City Little League’s 9-10 all-star team refuses to quit. After pounding Centennial 17-2 on Sunday, the locals followed that up with a 12-7 win Monday over Reno Continental at Governors Field to remain alive in the double elimination tournament.

Sheriff’s Log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

John Bullis: Minister housing allowance — will it be changed?

Ministers have a special tax benefit for the amount of housing allowance they receive. They can exclude from gross income for income tax purposes the rental value of homes furnished by churches as part of their compensation. This is also allowed for the portion of a retired minister’s pension that is designated as a rental allowance by the national governing body of a religious denomination having complete control over the retirement fund.

Panel proposes more funding for poorer students

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A task force of Nevada lawmakers, educators and parents has recommended the state provide schools with more money to educate low-income and English language learner students.

Carson City man receives life sentence for sexual assault

A Carson City man was sentenced to 35 years to life on Monday on seven different counts of illegal sexual acts with minors. James G. Johnson, 49, was convicted after a four-day April 4 trial where jurors deliberated nine hours before finding him guilty on all counts.

Test helps develop workforce

Nevada is promoting the use of a nationally-recognized test to help employers develop the state’s workforce.

Nevada gay marriage ban court date set for Sept. 8

LAS VEGAS — A federal appeals court says it will consider Nevada’s gay marriage ban on Sept. 8.

NHP keeps a watchful eye on the Fourth of July

The Nevada Highway Patrol will be increasing staffing levels on July 4th holiday with a larger contingency of troopers planned during the July 4th time frame.

Allen chosen to ump regional tourney

There is no doubt, a baseball umpire’s work is never easy.

Senior Follies No. 17 on horizon in July

The 17th Carson Senior Follies on the weekend of July 11-13 will key on the theme “Touring America” to raise funds in support of senior meals programs in Carson City.

Celebration of Life Notice

The celebration of Bill Gavin’s life will be June 23, 2014, at noon, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Carson City.

Contraceptive case: Supreme Court rules for Hobby Lobby

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Supreme Court deals blow to unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says public sector unions can’t collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

Saturday, June 28

Health overhaul to be complex

A large number of frustrated customers cheered when the state decided to dump Xerox and move to a healthcare exchange that relied on the much more successful federal website to provide insurance under Obamacare.

Whitt and Blueberg are off to strong starts

Adam Whitt, the former Carson High and current Nevada baseball standout, is off t0 a sensational start in the Cape Cod League.

Carson restaurant honored by Tripadvisor

Carson City’s Cracker Box has received the Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants that consistently receive high ratings from travelers and that rank in the top performing 10 percent of businesses worldwide, for 2014.

Saturated patrols planned next week

On Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be conducting saturation patrols in the Carson City area. Deputies will be looking for speeding violations, intoxicated drivers, and other traffic related offences. These patrols are designed to help make our roadways safer

Intermediates win title District crown

Carson City’s Intermediate all-star squad has advanced to the state tournament with an easy 22-8 win over Centennial Saturday night at Governors Field.

Friday, June 27

May gaming win up 8 percent

Nevada casinos reported a healthy 8.1 percent increase in total gaming win for May. The increase was $72.8 million to a total of $970.3 million over May, 2013. Carson Valley casinos, however, didn’t fare as well, suffering a 2.71 percent decrease to $8.6 million.

Bell finishes 13th after another pile-up

Fernley 95A Speedway will be back in action tonight, with racing starting at 5 p.m. Spectator gates open at 3 pm, with ticket prices at $12 for adults (13 and older), $8 for kids 6-12 and seniors over 63, and free for kids under six and military with ID. Tonight’s racing program will feature IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Super Stock 4s, and Pure Stocks.

Medicinal pot in limelight on Thursday

Medicinal pot patients are expected to learn Thursday whether Carson City is joining the medical marijuana establishment movement, the anticipated outcome.

Turhan O’Neal Gault

Tootie has affected many lives. Family and friends have lost a fun, loving, and loyal individual. He was retired from Rainbo Baking Company and an accomplished chef.

Mildred “Nonny” Chereb

Mildred “Nonny” Chereb, an adopted Nevadan who loved the mountains and high desert, died Friday at her home in Gardnerville

Elks team with VFW to place flags

On Friday members of Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 and VFW Post 8583 worked together to place American flags at the graves of all the Veterans at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. The flags will be removed after Memorial Day.

American Building employees doing volunteer work

American Building, a Carson City-based Nucor company, sent a contingent of employee volunteers Saturday to Fuji Park and Fairgrounds to help with preparations there for the Nevada 150 Fair this summer. It is part of a belated Earth Day work day to help out in the community, according to Denise Stathes, the firm’s environmental coordinator the past 14 months. She said the work program originally had been set for April 22 in the month of the official Earth Day environmental stewardship commemoration nationwide, but inclement weather postponed the work.

Darlene A. Larsen

Darlene A. Larsen passed away on June 3, 2014 at 3:15pm.

Anna Chiodo Wehling

Anna Chiodo Wehling passed away on June 14, 2014 after a full and happy life of 89 years.

Judith Ann Waller

Judith Ann Waller was born on June 25, 1944 in Portland, OR and passed away on June 11, 2014 in Carson City, NV, just shy of her 70th birthday.

Richard R. “Dick” Beaudette

Richard R. “Dick” Beaudette, 89, of Carson City passed away June 17, 2014 at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held July 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at FitzHenry’s Funeral Home. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at noon at The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Sandra Jean (Britton) Blair

In the early morning hours of June 1, 2014, Sandy passed in her home in Stagecoach, NV while being held by her three children. This ended her very brief entanglement with cancer.

Pool ADA compliant

The city of Fallon Outdoor Pool has recently upgraded the facility to meet guidelines established by the Americans with Disability Act.

Big 5’s sporty opening

Fallon shoppers get ready for the grand opening of the Big 5 Sporting Goods store on Wednesday.

Maliki is responsible for civil war

Let me say this right up front; The current civil war raging in Iraq is the fault of Prime Minister Maliki, and it is his war to wage, not ours. The prime minister formed an inclusive government that over time has seen the Shiites take total control, excluding the Sunnis and Kurds, from participating. This was done to appease the Iranian government. Maliki is in bed with Iran. If you sleep with the devil, you’ll have nightmares.

An Independence Day reminder

Independence Day is coming. Is it a time for you to anticipate a three-day weekend or to put some thought into what we are as a nation and how we got here?

Agencies participate in mock training exercise

Law enforcement officers from Churchill County and Fallon — along with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit from Naval Air Station Fallon and the Nevada Army National Guard’s 92nd Civil Support Team — recently conducted a full-scale training exercise that focused on an anarchist who had bomb-making and hazardous material in his county home.

Graduates complete academy standards

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Academy recently completed its program. According to Sheriff Ben Trotter, the new reserve deputies are Jason Stritenberger, Joseph McGowan and Dusty Casey.

The Rescue Rainbow Bridge

Most of us are familiar with “The Rainbow Bridge,” and I was delighted to find another version of it, again by “Author Unknown.” This is dedicated to all those wonderful people whose lives are devoted to rescuing our four-legged companions, no matter what kind they are. As you will see, their good works never end.

Browsing for books on a summer afternoon

The following art books are worth checking out and are recommended for some summer image browsing.


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.

Protection for our elders

Did you know that every day approximately 10,000 people turn 65 years old in the U.S. alone? It is a trend that is expected to continue for the next 20 years. With the changing demographics, our country will soon claim more elderly among its numbers than ever before. Along with population growth will, unfortunately, come an increasing number of seniors experiencing abusive conditions.

Full bull of steam

Christina and Cody De Golyer are grabbing the bull by the horns.

Tough times for smaller Cal Ripken league

About 15 years ago, Fallon Youth Baseball was at a crossroad.

Thursday, June 26

UConn’s Geno Auriemma is one of many new faces at American Century Championships

there are 16 new faces entered in the 25th annual American Century Championships, but none come in more heralded than UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma.

Little League all-star play starts tonight

The Little League postseason gets under way with the District 1 all-star tournament in Governors Field.

Jury is out on Nevada football program in ‘14

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Athlon Sports predicts the Nevada Wolf Pack football team will improve by just two games in 2014.

Supreme Court: Cab drivers entitled to minimum wage

In a split decision, the Nevada Supreme Court Thursday ruled cab and limousine drivers aren’t exempt from the minimum wage requirement.

Convicted murderer receives new trial

The Supreme Court on Thursday overturned Charles Conner’s murder and rape conviction saying the judge improperly allowed Clark County prosecutors to remove at least one African American from the list of prospective jurors because of his race.

Blue Jays hitters,pitchers come alive

The Carson Blue Jays scored 10 runs in the first inning en route to a 12-0 win over Douglas in the first game of a split doubleheader at Ron McNutt Field Wednesday night.

Exhibit opens at St. Mary’s Art & Retreat Center

St. Mary’s Art & Retreat Center in Virginia City and Capital City Arts Initiative will host a reception 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the art center to mark the opening of a new exhibit, which features indoor and outdoor installations of oil and watercolor paintings and portraits, photographs, sculptures, cloth stitchings and more.

Reid takes 13th placein junior decathlon

SACRAMENTO — Corey Reid finished 13th with 6,298 points in the 2014 Jr. National Decathlon at Sacramento State University.

Carson 10-11s beat Centennial

Tyler Stagliano drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh, and then shut down Centennial in the bottom of the seventh to lead Carson’s 10-11 all-stars to a 9-7 extra-inning win Thursday night at Governors Field

Notch 8 opens Dangberg concert series Sunday

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park’s inaugural Summer Sunday Concert Series opens Sunday with Notch 8, a Northern Nevada band that plays American roots music.

Computer virus hits state Treasurer’s office

State information technology experts spent last weekend battling a sophisticated virus that attempted to take control of all the computer system files in the Treasurer’s office.

Burton Creek Trail Run draws large crowd

More than 270 people took on one of four distances in the Burton Creek Trail Run in Tahoe City on Sunday.

UConn’s Geno Auriemma is one of many new faces at American Century Championships

There are 16 new faces entered in the 25th annual American Century Championships, but none come in more heralded than UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma.

Using all of the Web capabilities

Keith Anderson, president of Trinity Applied Internet in Reno, says he is surprised by the number of business clients who are enthusiastic users of one facet or another of the Internet, but have given little thought to other ways they can use it in their operations.

15 cases challenging lifetime supervision are settled

The Nevada Supreme Court has settled a group of 15 appeals challenging the imposition of lifetime supervision on inmates after their release from prison. In each case, the high court ruled for the state and the parole board that imposed the supervision on ex-inmates. But it did so on a technicality.

Hug bid denied by NIAA Board of Control

A bid by Hug High School to have independent status granted to its girls soccer and volleyball programs was denied last Wednesday during the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Board of Control’s summer meeting in Reno.

Wednesday, June 25

Live entertainment

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

Fernley market runs on Thursdays

Halfway to Forever with drummer Chris Houghton, guitarist and vocalist Tony Giglieri and bassist Paul Rudolf performs weekly at Fernley Farmers Market, which is held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Mirage Garden & Gifts, 350 E. Main St. It will operate through Aug. 14.

Capital City band performing Sunday

The Capital City Community Band will perform marches, swing tunes and classics in its free Old Favorites Band Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Carson Nugget Hall of the Aspen Building at Western Nevada College.

LA Bakery ‘Re-Grand Opening’ is set for 11:30 a.m. today

An event called a “Re-Grand Opening” for LA Bakery begins at 11:30 a.m. today to celebrate the expanded bakery and cafe at 220 W. John St. in Carson City. “We expanded our menu also,” said Ali Arbabha after recounting the doubling in size and additional nearby parking featured at the outlet. It first opened in 2009 and has been at the present location since 2012. Changes completed on June 4 expand the outlet from 900 to 1,800 square feet. Additional parking includes seven leased spots at the Gilbert Shopping Center north of Adele’s and east of LA Bakery at Carson and John streets.

Early errors hurt Carson in opening game defeat

Had it not been for a case of the first-inning jitters, Carson’s 9-10 all-star squad would have won its opening game of the District 1 tournament.

State IDsdrone-testprospects

Managers of Nevada’s commercial drone test site program have identified a few hundred companies that could be interested in testing here, reached out to a third of them so far and are now working closely with more than two dozen possible customers. “About 300 companies have some potential, we’ve been in touch with a 100 of them and about 30 have a reasonable chance of filing here,” says Steve Hill, executive director, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Reno-Tahoe airport to seek help from legislature

Reno-Tahoe International Airport executives will turn to the 2015 session of the Nevada Legislature for help in strengthening two key pieces of the airport business. Marily Mora, president and chief executive officer of the airport, said the facility will seek lawmakers’ approval for a statewide effort to market service at Nevada’s three commercial airports — Reno-Tahoe International, McCarran International Airport and Elko Regional Airport in eastern Nevada.

Tuesday, June 24

Major miner’s investmentjumpstarts copper project

A stalled copper project near Yerington got a shot of momentum last week as a major mining company agreed to spend as much as $138.6 million on exploration and other work during the next four or five years. Quaterra Resources Inc. said it struck a deal with a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, a $20.9 billion (annual revenues) company headquartered in Phoenix.

Sassafras and Plan:b must exit location

Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint and Plan: b Microlounge must exit the building at 318 N. Carson St. downtown soon to make way for another restaurant. Scott Doerr of the restaurant and lounge, as well as Jeff Shaheen of Double Eagle Cubed LLC and Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, confirmed Tuesday the change was coming next month. Double Eagle Cubed owns the Carson City building, which has other tenants along Doerr’s food and lounge operation. Shaheen, Mark Beauchamp and Tom Johnson are principals of Double Eagle Cubed.

Fallon event re-dedicates sesquicentennial stamp

Painting has been one of Ron Spears’ greatest passions in life.

Relay for Life is a passion for this Fallon man

Mel Foremaster has become an ardent supporter of the Relay for Life event, a yearly celebration that recognizes cancer survivors while raising money to help those afflicted with the disease and to find a cure to wipe it out.

Group calls for background checks on all gun sales

A group calling itself Nevadans for Background Checks has announced an initiative that would mandate background checks on all gun sales in the state.

Justice makes appeal for appellate court

Nevada’s two-tiered court system, established in 1864, is one tradition Supreme Court Justice Jim Hardesty hopes is gone shortly after the state celebrates its sesquicentennial.

Unemployment at lowest level in nearly six years

Nevada unemployment fell to its lowest level in nearly six years in May — 7.9 percent seasonally adjusted and just 7.7 percent without adjustment.

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.

NIAA adds 3 schools to DI-A

It’s official, the Division I-A will house three more schools starting in this fall.

Sensational six

Friends, family and fans were treated to rare spectacle Saturday in Fallon athletics history.

World Cup provides another sports outlet

Dramatic and heart pounding are just two adjectives to describe this year’s World Cup.

Corkill, others take on Reno Rodeo

Several athletes who have called Fallon home are competing in the 95th annual Reno Rodeo this week.

Fallon Youth baseball all stars begin state slate

The quest to making it to the World Series begins this week for four Fallon Youth Baseball all-star teams.

DMV launches system to eliminate lines

The Department of Motor Vehicles has launched a new queuing system they say will revolutionize waiting in line for services.

Summer warning for canals

It’s becoming hotter, and as long as there is water, the canals will run full. Just remember: Canals not a place for cooling off.

Cancer claims Nevada guardsman assigned to Fallon

ELKO — A guardsman who had battled cancer since September died June 13, his wife said.


The (A.R.C.C.) Amateur Radio of Churchill County invites all current Amateur (HAM) Radio operators or anyone interested in amateur (HAM) radio to join us.


Churchill County Middle School A Honor Roll 2nd Semester

How to watch the World Cup

The refrain has echoed across the globe our entire lives. “The World Cup is the most exciting sporting event on the face of the planet. Bigger than the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and World Series combined and go ahead, throw in the next Star Wars movie especially with Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford dragging their walkers through it.”

Public demonstration of emergency communications begins Saturday

“Who ya’ gonna call? Churchill County Amateur Radio Hams!” A public demonstration of emergency communications is set for this weekend starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday for 24 hours.

What we eat now affects us later

It’s common knowledge that what we eat today can directly affect our health in the years to come.

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 percent 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.

What Medicare covers in the hospital

One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. But what exactly is covered, and how much do you pay?

How to cope with depression from disease

Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk.

A very special birthday

Everybody has one of those dreams, plans, etc. that they know will probably not be fulfilled. I’m not any different than anybody else with one of my own that you will probably think a little unusual.

Patient dumping lawsuit dismissed

U.S. District Court Judge James Mahan has reaffirmed his decision tossing out the lawsuit accusing Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas of patient dumping

Bad advice may excuse penalty for estate return filed late

The courts may abate or cancel certain penalties for “reasonable cause”, but it is difficult to define reasonable cause. In the Estate of John R.H. Thouron, the attorney gave bad advice and the estate relied on that advice. The attorney said the death tax return, form 706 was due nine months after death and that was correct. The attorney also said the estate could file and pay the death tax late if they filed an Extension of Time to File-form 4768 at the same time the return was filed. That is not correct.

Monday, June 23

Head of Podiatry board charged with embezzlement

The executive director of the state Podiatry Board has been charged with embezzling thousands of dollars from that board’s accounts. Melissa Marie Heyden, director of the board for six years, was charged with allegedly writing checks to her husband Joel Chavez from the board’s bank account and falsifying board financial records to show the checks went to a board member Dr. Kenneth Jarvis.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log

The following persons were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 10:28 a.m., Andrew Berryman Steppe, 26, was arrested on suspicion of drug charges following a traffic stop on Highway 50 East. The car was stopped because its registration had expired. He was charged with felony drug possession and possession of drugs without a prescription, as well as having no proof of insurance. Bail was set at $5,600.

Bones found near Spooner Lake

Douglas County authorities are investigating bones found near Spooner Lake on Monday. Investigators from Douglas County searched the mountain near Highway 50 and Kings Canyon starting Monday afternoon.

Local FSA nominations

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees has opened.

Carson Blue Jays fall to IBAC

IBAC scored eight runs in the fifth inning to erase a 9-4 deficit and grab a 17-11 win over the Carson Blue Jays on Sunday at Bishop Manogue High School.

Saturday, June 21

Opponent for CHS in opener up in the air

Carson High’s opening game was supposed to be against Clayton Valley Charter on Aug. 30.

Business briefly: Bergantz named Allstate Premier Agency for 2014

Bergantz named Allstate Premier Agency for 2014 Allstate exclusive agent Bruce Bergantz has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014. The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on less than 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country.

Carson City buisiness liceneses for May

Following are Carson City business licenses filed in May. A+ Hospice Care, out of town business, Reno, A+ Hospice Care Corp, owner, 775-329-0101. Action Sales and Lease, 1305 S. Carson St., general business, Mucho Frio Inc., owner, 509-758-9072.

Friday, June 20

IFC approves moving pre-K programs into Department of Education

The Interim finance Committee on Thursday approved Gov. Brian Sandoval’s decision to consolidate four different pre-kindergarten programs under a new office in the Department of Education.

DMV launches system to eliminate lines

The Department of Motor Vehicles has launched a new queuing system they say will revolutionize waiting in line for services.

Group calls for background checks on all gun sales

A group calling itself Nevadans for Background Checks has announced an initiative that would mandate background checks on all gun sales in the state.

Krebs throws gem in Jays 11-1 win

RENO — Kyle Krebs was in a groove, and that was bad news for the Greater Nevada Badgers.

Justice makes appeal for appellate court

Nevada’s two-tiered court system, established in 1864, is one tradition Supreme Court Justice Jim Hardesty hopes is gone shortly after the state celebrates its sesquicentennial.

Action fast and furious at Fernley

The IMCA Modified main at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night was fast and furious. Early leader Mark Skender spun and went to the back, then Cory Sample collided with Robert Miller while battling for the lead, and they both went to the tail of the pack.

Redevelopment lawsuit extended to 2015

Litigation involving the former redevelopment district across from the Topsy Lane Walmart will be delayed until at least Feb., 2015 under an agreement that went to Douglas County commissioners on Thursday. The county sued Riverwood Partners on Nov. 1, 2010, after work stopped at the site nearly two years earlier.

Celebrating Nevada’s greatness

The old post office on Maine Street has had a storied past as one of Churchill County’s most iconic landmarks. Built in 1928, it has since been retired as a federal facility; however, it continues to live on as a civic meeting place.

Heroes back home

They are returning to their roots en masse. Six of Fallon’s most decorated athletes will take part in Saturday’s Hometown Heroes event at Churchill County High School.

Mauga aims to find new NFL home

Josh Mauga is between jobs but hopes his unemployment status changes in the next several weeks.

Hoops star returns to Fallon roots

She stands above most, literally. And on Saturday, Paige Sauer returns to her hometown to take part in the Hometown Heroes campaign at the Churchill County High School practice fields.

Aarik Wilson moves on after great track career

It hasn’t been easy for Aarik Wilson to acknowledge that jumping professionally was no longer in his future.

Dolan ready to pass her on softball tips

She was a slugger, an ace and a record holder. Now, Jodi Dolan is raising a family and fighting the good fight as a probation officer in Truckee.

Hucke ready to put spike in heroes event

Greenwave volleyball was slowly emerging onto the big stage when Jennifer Hucke entered high school.

Dirickson to join Wave mates

After finishing his career as one of the school’s most prolific passers, Morgan Dirickson’s ready to make the same impression on the college gridiron.

Force flexes muscles

The Fallon Force under-12 softball team took home the “Battle in the Basin Qualifier” tournament championship in Elko on Sunday.

Hendrix nabs All Around title

A dominating overall performance led to an All Around title for one of Fallon’s best cowboys.

Ex-Wave stars eager to give back

Success, too often, corrupts some of the best people in the world.

Public demonstration of emergency communications planned in June

“Who ya’ gonna call? Churchill County Amateur Radio Hams!” A public demonstration of emergency communications is set for June 28-29 starting at 11 a.m. for 24 hours.

Postage stamp dedication set for Saturday

The old post office on Maine Street has had a storied past as one of Churchill County’s most iconic landmarks.

Rediscovering Nevada’s lost state parks

In the mid-1920s, Nevada Governor James G. Scrugham, who was a noted naturalist, historian and amateur archaeologist, thought his state needed a state park system. So he issued a proclamation listing 15 potential sites and signed a bill allowing the state to trade state-owned land for federal property that could be used for such recreation.

Los Texmaniacs present free Saturday concert

The first of the city of Fallon’s free concerts is tomorrow on the Centennial Stage in Oats Park in front of the Art Center. The Grammy winning artists Los Texmaniacs perform a variety of Texas-styled songs, fusing traditional Tex-Mex conjuntos with rock grooves and covers of some unexpected country songs.

Teachers can opt out of NSEA membership

With school out for most Nevada students and summer rapidly approaching, many Nevada families are planning their summer getaway.


Numa Elementary School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

business licenses

Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in May 2014.

EPA coal rules likely to boost geothermal

The Obama administration’s plan to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants holds promise to boost the geothermal industry that’s headquartered in Reno.

A hospital’s modelinspires tote maker

An ailing manufacturing process doesn’t usually find relief at a hospital, but that’s exactly where Too Cute for Totes discovered a cure for its laggard operations.

Churchill receives $2.1 million in PILT funds

Nevada counties will receive more than $25 million in federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) from the U.S. Department of the Interior, a record-high funding level, said Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Labor Day Camel Race to be Transcendent Occasion

With two camels already entered and another “possible” that may yet beat the entry deadline; with bands of music, antique automobiles, members of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus and a corps of Pretty Waiter Girls on hand to lend color to the festivities and with a trophy called the Territorial Enterprise Perpetual Camel Race cup to be awarded the winner, the 1960 running of the Annual Virginia City Labor Day Camel Race promises to be one of the most outstanding observances in the history of the event.

Fighting cancer every step of the way

Months of work that began almost a year ago will come together this weekend as the annual Relay For Life kicks off on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Churchill County High School.

New flooring store holds ribbon cutting

Nevada Flooring and Rock Tops has come together to better serve Northern Nevada with more than 30 years experience in the trades.

Japan could legalize Nevada-style casinos

KYOTO, Japan — This ancient city of more than 1,600 Buddhist temples has been on our “must see” list during our 10-day visit to Japan, and Ludie and I traveled the 320 miles from Tokyo southwest to Kyoto by bullet train or “Shinkansen” as it is called locally, in an astonishing 2 hours and 18 minutes.

Commissioners receive updated report on BLM activities

Churchill County Commissioners received an updated report from the Bureau of Land Management at their Wednesday meeting on current activities involving alternative energy and other projects.

Thursday, June 19

Mound House home destroyed in blaze

MOUND HOUSE — A home on Calcite Way off of Red Rock Road in Mound House was destroyed in a fire that started around 10 a.m. Monday. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Nevada Fire Marshal Division and the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District. Neighbors reported hearing several explosions before the home was engulfed in flames.


If you follow Division 1A athletics in northern Nevada, or have taken in an NIAA state championship event in the past 10 years, you know the booming voice of Will Bumgardner.

Criminal history backlog more than 800,000 cases

Nevada’s criminal information repository has a backlog of more than 800,000 criminal cases that haven’t been entered into the system.

Carson City’s Colby Blueberg signs with San Diego Padres

The University of Nevada’s loss is the San Diego Padres’ gain. Colby Blueberg, former Carson High and University of Nevada baseball standout, agreed to terms on a contract during the weeknd with the San Diego Padres.

Projects are plenty during National Pollinator Week

As approved and designated by the U.S. Senate, June 16-22 is the seventh annual National Pollinator Week, and there are many projects you can do in our community and your own yard to help celebrate these necessary but often misunderstood creatures.

Hometown Heroes kicks off celebrations

The community’s first celebration of Nevada’s sesquicentennial kicks off Saturday with a wide range of activities from meeting Hometown Heroes to walking the track to support the cancer research efforts of relay for Life.

Relay for Life 2014 Schedule

Saturday 5:00 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies

Nevada counties to get $25.4 million in PILT payments

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Thursday Nevada local governments will receive a record $25.4 million in payments under the PILT program this year.

Wednesday, June 18

Senior Follies is ‘Touring America’

The 17th annual Senior Follies production “Touring America!” will be presented at 7 p.m. July 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. July 13 in the Bob Boldrick Theater of the Carson City Community Center.

Auditions planned for play ‘My Fair Lady’

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is distributing audition information for the Lerner and Loewe masterwork “My Fair Lady” to play in eight performances this November at the Carson City Community Center.

Four former WNC players sign professional contracts

Anxious to launch their professional baseball careers, four former Western Nevada College players have signed contracts with Major League Baseball teams, less than two weeks after being drafted.

Dog agility trials show planned

Quicksilver Agility Club, a Northern Nevada group that promotes the sport of dog agility with purebred or mixed breed dogs, will host a dog agility trial show Friday through Sunday at Fuji Park, located across from Costco.

Bernhard resigns from Gaming Commission

Pete Bernhard has announced he will resign as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission effective June 30.

Suspected murderer identified

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspected murderer as Anthony Gustave Nelson, who was killed in a shoot-out near Sand Mountain on Friday.

Investigators confirm third victim in Washoe homicide case

Washoe Sheriff’s investigators Wednesday confirmed there is a third victim in last Friday’s Washoe Valley homicide. The third victim was found in the home belonging to the Tucson man who owned the vehicle abandoned at the Leo Bingo Court home in Washoe Valley. Neither his name or the names of the two female victims have been released.

Norma Ann Esker

Norma Ann Esker, Age 80, passed away on June 5, 2014 at her residence in Fallon, NV

Lois Beverly Johnson

LOIS BEVERLY JOHNSON, age 84, passed away on June 6, 2014 at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon.

Heck of a year: Nathan Heck named LVN’s Boys Athlete of the Year

He has developed a nasty habit of breaking bars in the pit.

Comedian Chris Rock appears at Octane Fest

The engines roared, motorcycles soared and monster trucks were adored.

Bighorns nab pair of third-place finishes

The Oasis Bighorns capped the lacrosse season with a pair of third-place finishes at the High Sierra Lacrosse League tournament in Tahoe City, Calif., on Saturday.

NIAA meets today, realignment of schools expected

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Board of Control summer meeting begins today at 8:30 a.m. at the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino in Reno.

Churchill County has full summer calendar

The Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department has a full slate of summer activities planned for individuals of all ages.

Tuesday, June 17

Gang member arrested for brandishing pistol after fight on Friday

A fight in Lampe Park on Friday resulted in the arrest of a known gang member in Carson City on Saturday. Andrew Tagay, 25, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mills Park in Carson City. After Douglas County deputies broke up a gang fight, witnesses identified Tagay as the person who brandished a pistol hidden under his shirt.

Knights start fast, trounce Blue Jays

RENO — The start of a six-game week for the Carson Blue Jays began with a thud.

Traffic stop ends in huge meth bust

A pre-dawn traffic stop turned into a huge methamphetamine bust Tuesday. The driver, identified as Jose Reyes Andrade, 46, was booked on two felony drug counts after a search of the vehicle revealed more than 6.5 pounds of meth with a street value of hundreds of thousands of dollars under the spare tire in the trunk of the VW sedan.

Robbery suspect returned to Carson jail, $1.25 million bail set

A man arrested in connection with the Memorial Day robbery of a 101-year-old veteran has been returned to Carson City to face five separate felony counts. Robbie Hernandez, 27, was arrested in Sparks after officers there said he fled from them first in his vehicle and then on foot.

Man found dead in Arizona in Washoe homicide case

Last Friday’s double homicide in Washoe Valley has now reportedly turned into a triple murder. And the man investigators originally thought was the perpetrator turns out, instead, to be the first victim, killed earlier in his Arizona home.

Angle-backed voter initiatives off ballot

RENO — Organizers of a pair of conservative Nevada ballot measures have failed to deliver signature petitions needed to meet the deadline to qualify either their health insurance or voter ID initiative for the November election.

A bicycle journey with a mission

After a morning ride from Carson City, more than 30 bicyclists riding for Journey of Hope recently arrived in Fallon after the noon siren sounded.

Community cleanup

Enel Green Power Geothermal Plant employees and Churchill County Planner Michael Johnson recently cleaned up an area off Tarzyn Road that had become littered with garbage.

Tips every woman should take to next doctor’s visit

For women today, a yearly check-up with your healthcare provider is an essential part of maintaining your fertility health at every age. The maker of First Response™ the leading brand of pregnancy tests, has asked their panel of experts to share tips every woman should take to her doctor to maintain optimal fertility health at every age.

County Commissioners meet this afternoon

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

Keys to effective dental cleaning

Cleaning and maintaining your new partial or set of dentures requires more than just brushing. Failure to properly clean partials and dentures can lead to bad breath and a buildup of food and bacteria.

How conservatives won the GOP primary election

As predicted, moderate establishment Republicans won the half-dozen high-profile match-ups in the 2014 Nevada GOP primary contests. Nevertheless, the big winner on June 10 was really Nevada’s growing and maturing conservative movement. Some highlights…

God’s sense of humor

Everybody just has to know that God has a sense of humor. Why else would he have made us humans? However, I have a particular reason to be certain that his sense of humor slips down, from above, all over me. Let me explain.

Priceless advice on staying young

Not at the same time, of course, but both are key to protecting bones, which weaken as you age. According to current estimates, about 52 million adults older than 50 suffer from osteoporosis or low bone mass.

... Him who shall have borne the battle

In 1783, hundreds of Continental Army veterans of the American Revolution attempted to take members of Congress hostage. The soldiers had endured unimaginable deprivation and war and hadn’t been paid for years. Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress had no power to tax and thus couldn’t pay the troops.

Flag day and the U.S. Army’s 239th birthday

The Betsy Ross flag is presented on Friday at the Capitol as part of the annual Flag Day ceremony hosted by the Nevada National Guard and the Joint Honor Guard. The ceremony also celebrated the 239th birthday of the U.S. Army.

Trustees approve second option for new gym

The Churchill County School Board took a big leap Thursday night to approve an architectural concept for a new auxiliary gym at the high school.

Save time, prevent injury when doing yard work

While caring for your lawn can be pleasant, it needn’t take all day. Luckily, time saving tools can also save your body some wear and tear:


Churchill County Middle School A Honor Roll 2nd Semester


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

Gerald “Jerry” Glen Turnbow

Gerald “Jerry” Glen Turnbow, 86, of Fallon, Nevada passed at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada surrounded by his wife and four children.

Alex Philip Anda

Alex Philip Anda passed away peacefully at Banner Hospital on June 5, 2014 with his family by his side after a short illness with cancer.

Monday, June 16

Medical pot regulations before board

The proposed regulation allowing medical marijuana growers and dispensaries is before the Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday.

No lazy days of summer for bed-and-breakfast owners

Muffy Vhay takes a break from sprucing up after the departure of guests from Deer Run Ranch Bed & Breakfast on a hillside above the east shore of Washoe Lake. At the kitchen table, her husband, David, works on selling some of the first cutting of hay from the 60 irrigated acres that travelers pass on their way up to the two-room bed and breakfast.

John Bullis: Yes, you may pay no tax on capital gains

A few clients have been pleasantly surprised to find their long term capital gains were not taxed at all. That happens when the total taxable income — after deductions and exemptions — is low enough to not be taxed at more than 15 percent.

Carson City’s Colby Blueberg signs with San Diego Padres

The University of Nevada’s loss is the San Diego Padres’ gain. Colby Blueberg, former Carson High and University of Nevada baseball standout, agreed to terms on a contract during the weeknd with the San Diego Padres.

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 p.m., a 21-year-old Carson man was arrested on suspicion of stealing two bottles of alcohol from Raley’s. Bail was set at $500.

Reno PD takes over investigation of suspect killed at Sand Mountain

The Reno Police Department is investigating a Friday night pursuit from Carson City to Sand Mountain and the events surrounding the death of a suspect who was killed in an exchange of fire with law enforcement personnel.

In Loving Memory of Noah Marvin Teixeira

On June 5, 2014, at the age of 79, “Marv” passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at his home in Carson City. B

Dr. Eugene Thomas Paslov

Dr. Eugene Thomas Paslov, 80, of Carson City, Nevada died peacefully on Sunday June 8th at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.

Lupe Joseph Ruiz “Lou”

Lupe Joseph Ruiz, 81 of Dayton, NV was born December 12, 1932 in South San Francisco, CA. He graduated from South City High

One dead in chase, shootout

A high-speed chase that began in Carson City ended in a shootout with the suspect being killed by law enforcement Friday night, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said. Furlong said Carson City deputies received a called to be on the lookout for a white Jeep Cherokee about 7:45 p.m. Friday night.

State seeking out future leaders

The State of Nevada has seen large numbers of workers retire or leave for other jobs during the recession. And according to figures from the head of the Division of Human Resources Management, a disproportionate number of those leaving are middle managers.

Shooting incident leaves three dead

Three deaths resulted in an incident that ended with the suspect being killed after a chase and a shootout, authorities said. Washoe County Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Tom Green said the incident developed Friday night after officers responded to a call of shots fired at a residence in Washoe Valley and found two dead female victims and one injured male victim.

EPA coal rules likely to boost geothermal

The Obama administration’s plan to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants holds promise to boost the geothermal industry that’s headquartered in Reno. How much? When? Who knows?

Saturday, June 14

Café at Adele’s honored by TripAdvisor

Café at Adele’s received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, which honors businesses that make significant contributions to the community, and also was recognized in the Don’t Forget to Share category of Nevada Business Magazine’s 2014 Family-owned Businesses Awards, sponsored by Nevada State Bank. “The TripAdvisor award is significant in that it is based solely on how well our customers, many of them visitors to Carson City, feel we are doing and serves as a reminder that excellence counts,” said Charlie Abowd, chef and co-owner, with his wife, Karen Abowd, of Café at Adele’s.

Senators face “monster” in grid opener

Carson High’s football team will face a big-name player, and I do mean big, when it takes the field to face Clayton Valley Charter to open the football season on Aug. 30 at Del Oro High School in Loomis.

Ex-CHS stars lead Devils past Blue Jays

Two former Carson High stars — T.J. Thomsen and Jace Zampirro — combined to go 4-for-9 and drive in three runs to lead the Sun Devils to a 9-2 win over the Carson Blue Jays Friday night at Ron McNutt Field.

Business briefly

Nixdorf completes aquatic fitness course Starr Nixdorf of Paradise Salon-Spa-Wellness completed the Aquatic Exercise Association’s Aquatic Fitness Professional course on June 1 in Visalia, Calif.

‘Hardt’ of the program

Carson swim great returns to coach Tigersharks One of the most recognizable names in Northern Nevada swimming has come home.

Rangers edge Cards for title

The Rangers won the Carson City Little League regular-season championship, and managed to defend their title in the post-season tournament with a 5-4 win over the third-seeded Cardinals.

DMV rolls out ‘smog spotters’ campaign

The Department of Motor Vehicles has rolled out its new “Smog Spotters” campaign designed to encourage drivers to report polluting vehicles they see on the roadways.

Muckers seeking newboys hoop coach

Virginia City High School is looking to fill the position of varsity boys basketball coach for the upcoming season. Interested individuals should contact Patrick Beckwith, VC athletic administrator at

Racing heats up at Fernley track today

After a two week layoff, the clay oval at Fernley 95A Speedway will be back in action tonight. Racing starts at 5 with spectator gates open at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults (13 and older), $8 for kids 6-12 and seniors over 63, and free for kids under six and military with ID. IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Super Stock 4s, and Pure Stocks divisions are on the program for tonight.

Friday, June 13

Gardnerville man goes to prison in dirtbike theft

A 21-year-old Gardnerville man was sentenced to prison on Tuesday after he violated the probation he received for stealing a dirtbike. Monge admitted two probation violations, including failing to report which resulted in his removal from mental health court in Carson City.

Video stalker gets maximum sentence

A Reno man who had 400 videos of more than three-dozen different girls taken at sporting events across Northern Nevada over the past 18 years told East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins he didn’t know why he did it at his Thursday sentencing.

Nevada governor candidate Bob Goodman defends against residency questions

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bob Goodman defended himself Friday against questions about whether he’s actually a Nevada resident entitled to run against Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Carson City woman arrested on suspicion of maintaining a drug house

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY Two people were arrested after deputies were called to an apartment on Jeanell Drive by the manager because of the strong smell of marijuana. Stacy Babb, 21, was arrested on suspicion of maintaining a drug house after a search revealed marijuana paraphernalia in what the arrest report described as an apartment that was “in complete disarray appearing as if trash bags had been dumped in every room.”


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

Thursday, June 12

Board funds health exchange move away from Xerox

The Board of Examiners on Wednesday approved a $16 million contract with Deloitte Consulting to move Nevada’s health insurance exchange away from Xerox and onto a hybrid state-federal system.

WNC quartet headed to D-1 schools

Four more Western Nevada College baseball players — Joey Crunkilton, Rayne Raven, Spencer Greer and Tony Roque — have accepted scholarship offers from Division I schools.

Polian making multiple changes to Pack grid schedule

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...It’s obvious who’s calling the shots when it comes to the Nevada Wolf Pack’s football schedule.

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

Big 5 opens later this month in Fallon

Big 5 Sporting Goods, the leading sporting goods retailer in the Western United States, is scheduled to open its newest location in Fallon on June 27.

Preparing for Relay for Life

Various businesses in Churchill County have been holding events to raise money and awareness for the annual Relay for Life, which takes place June 21-22 at Churchill County High School.

Best approach for aging support? Plan, plan, plan

Despite 35 years of experience in the assisted-living industry — both as an operator and a state regulator — Wendy Simons continues to be shocked at the lack of thought that most of us give to the needs of ourselves and our families as we age.

Fallon milk plant key to DFA’s global strategy

Global food producers will be watching the new Dairy Farmers of America dry milk processing facility in Fallon very closely in coming months.

Size not a factor for Fallon’s Trent Blackwater

FRUITLAND, N.M. – When it comes to college baseball, if there’s a guy you want on the mound on a Friday night it is Trenton Blackwater.

Animal hoarding is still abuse

Some popular TV series (A&E’s “Hoarders,” TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive” and Animal Planet’s “Animal Hoarding”) helped bring to the forefront the psychological disorder of hoarding. Though I didn’t watch any of these shows (I couldn’t even watch their promos, made me that uneasy), the general public is now more aware of this harmful “lifestyle” of not only hoarders but also animals if they are they are the objects of hoarding.

The fog of war

Apparently, while serving in Afghanistan in 2009, Army Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl left a note in his hootch indicating he had become disillusioned with the Army and left his post. After five years a prisoner of the Taliban, I have to guess he is now disillusioned with the Taliban.

Titus’ election strategy pays off

Dr. Robin Titus’s strong showing in Lyon County on Tuesday and capturing almost 40 percent of the vote in Churchill County were key factors to her successfully winning the Republican primary for Assembly District 38.

Life with Father

Fallon residents who did not know James “Shag” Cooper personally would be surprised to know of his two sides.

Barack the Bumbler

If there was any doubt that our president lacks the skills to lead the country, it has now vanished.

Lucas Oil Series heats up Top Gun

The Lucas Oil Series roars back into Fallon Saturday and Sunday at Top Gun Raceway.

Nationals on the line for rodeo standouts

But for Washoe cowgirl and Fallon resident Sydney Howard, she finds a way to psyche herself out. The results show too since the recent Churchill County High School grad has missed several opportunities to qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo.

Monster flip

From freestyle motocross to monster trucks to dirt-track racing, Octane Fest provides an array of motorsports choices.

Father’s Day reminders

Every June, we’re reminded about the men who helped shape us into who we are today. They continue to influence the direction of our life, even when they have moved on from the world.

Look who’s calling the shots: Polian adds to schedule

It is obvious who is calling the shots when it comes to the Nevada Wolf Pack’s football schedule. Head coach Brian Polian has only been in town for a little more than a year and he’s already added three of his former employers (Buffalo, Notre Dame and Texas A&M) to the Pack’s future schedules. We’re waiting for the announcement that the Pack is dropping Arizona from the 2015 home schedule and replacing them with John Carroll. Since Polian has been here the two most attractive Pack opponents (Oregon last year and UCLA in 2016) have vanished from the home schedule. UCLA, especially, would have been the most anticipated game ever at Mackay Stadium.

Perazzo, Collins facing drug charges

A Fallon man accused of trafficking in hallucinogenic mushrooms appeared this week in Justice Court.

Watch for different risk levels of ‘muni bonds’

Are you thinking of investing in municipal bonds? If so, you may have good reason, particularly if you are in one of the higher tax brackets. After all, municipal bond interest payments typically are exempt from federal income taxes, and possibly state and local income taxes, too — although some “munis” are subject to the alternative minimum tax. However, since not all municipal bonds are the same, you’ll want to know the differences — especially in terms of risk.

Return to the summit

Echo Summit, the ethereal site of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, will welcome back many of the men who made history there 46 years ago.

CCSD: Future goals

Churchill County School District Superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon recently spoke at May’s Churchill County Economic Development Authority council breakfast to discuss where the school district was headed.

Barkley’s antics returning to Edgewood

Media day for the upcoming American Century Championship golf tournament might as well have been an NBA playoffs conference.

FIZZ BOOM READ - Summer Reading Program

The library is here to help the youth in this community start a library of their very own, as suggested by Mr. Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes who, I’m thinking, knows a few things about reading and writing.


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


Walter Schmidt, the old prospector of the Whiteplains country in northeastern Churchill County, is in town this week calling on his old-time friends. He came to this locality in 1867, and now at the age of 72 years, is developing his fifth great mine. His first was the Alpha at Rye Patch which produced $2,000,000, then the Butte which produced half a million, besides the Taylor in California. For 20 years he has worked on the old Desert Queen in Churchill County. He spent $40,000 on the Desert Crystal Salt Works, and reduced the price of salt from $15 to $4 a ton. Mr. Schmidt came over in Geo. Coffrin’s car and it was his first automobile ride. In speaking of his experience being whirled over the desert in the machine, he remarked “Why, that thing goes like ___!”

Wednesday, June 11

Nelson’s single lifts Jays to victory

Joe Nelson came up big two different times Wednesday night against arch-rival Douglas.

Villains, heroes part of Carson Valley Days

It didn’t take super powers for Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club members to come up with this year’s parade theme.

City manager, expansion on tap for NBC breakfast

Nick Marano, Carson City’s new city manager, is billed as the featured speaker on Wednesday, June 18, at a breakfast meeting of Nevada Business Connections. Also on the agenda for the 8 a.m. event is an announcement regarding a regional expansion, which will be made by a “special guest manufacturer,” said Kris Holt, executive director of the private-sector business development organization. NBC meets in Carson City at the Gold Dust West Resort and Casino. Holt said the contributions of the late former Mayor Marv Teixeira also will be recognized during the meeting.

Live entertainment

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

Humble Vessel exhibition opens at CCAI Courthouse Gallery

Artist Karl Schwiesow presents a deconstructed sailboat in Humble Vessel, displayed in Capital City Arts Initiative’s Courthouse Gallery starting Friday.

WNC offers summer classes in Fallon

Students can get an early start on their lower division college requirements through the convenience of Western Nevada College’s online instruction, as well as education and auto mechanics classes that highlight summer semester offerings on the Fallon campus.

Mary Pauline “Polly” Dailey

Born April 27, 1932 (a southern lady) in Selma, Alabama. Deceased June 3, 2014.Polly grew up learning the ways of the farm, cooking and sewing. Attending Sunday school and church.

Louis Joseph Imfeld

Lou Imfeld was a World War II Veteran, a mechanic, and a teacher.

Michael P. “Mike” Osgood

OSGOOD, MICHAEL P. “MIKE”, age 54 of Dayton, OH passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Mike is

Mary Sue Inwood Ho

Sue was born on Jun 25, 1937 to Ernest Loeb Inwood and Margaret Emily Merritt. She graduated from Scarsdale High School (New York) in 1953. She passed away on Jun 3, 2014. Sue attended Texas Women’s


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

Incline’s Spees to face Amodei in Nov.

LAS VEGAS — Democrat Kristen Spees has emerged as the winner in her party’s 2nd District primary and will face Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei in the November general election.

Douglas sheriff goes to general with commanding lead

Both challengers’ combined vote totals in the primary election didn’t amount to half the votes Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini received on Tuesday night.

Incumbent Kieckhefer advances

Despite early reports Gary Schmidt was slightly ahead of incumbent state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer in Carson City and close in the south Reno-capital district 16, Kieckhefer won in a walk Tuesday night, collecting double the number of votes cast for Schmidt.

Top Dog: Ricken named LVN’s Girls Athlete of the Year

From injury and uncertainty, to greatness and a second title. It’s what faced Rileigh Ricken this season as the Fallon graduate led the Lady Wave softball team to their third Division I-A state championship in four years.

Octane Fest returns to Fallon for 7th year

On Friday, the engines will roar as the seventh annual Octane Fest rolls into Fallon.

Five former ’Cats taken in MLB draft

Growing up only a half-hour away from Seattle in Maple Valley, Wash., the Seattle Mariners have always been Taylor Smart’s baseball team.

Early surge too much for Jays

The Carson High Blue Jays got themselves into an early hole, and were unable to dig themselves out of it.

Bistro to feature ‘Shoe ‘n Shine’ concept

Gina Rohrer is rolling the dice on her own business in Carson City, working to open a bistro and gaming establishment for ladies and gents with a yearning for fun. Bringing years of experience to the night spot she’s calling Living the Good Life, which is taking shape on the southwest corner of North Carson and West Adams streets, Rohrer is five or six weeks from opening. Among her ideas to attract customers is a Friday night event she calls “Shoe ‘n Shine,” a fun and funky concept designed to attract women with a penchant for donning top drawer footwear to match night-on-the-town outfits.

Hutchinson vs. Flores for No. 2 post

In the closely watched lieutenant governor’s race, state Sen. Mark Hutchison defeated one-time U.S. Senate hopeful Sue Lowden, who lost the 2010 primary to tea party darling Sharron Angle in the race for Sen. Harry Reid’s seat.

Tuesday, June 10

Sandoval breezes into general

RENO — Republican Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval steamrolled to victory Tuesday.

Wheeler easily takes primary

Embattled Douglas County Assemblyman Jim Wheeler beat Robin Reedy in the Republican primary in District 39 by a substantial margin.

Sky-high emotions

The energy soared Friday night as 234 Churchill County High School seniors walked across the stage to accept their diplomas.

Conservatives won big

The number of races in which credible conservative candidates challenged moderate, establishment-backed candidates in Nevada this year was unprecedented. And regardless of whether or not the conservative candidate chalked up more votes at the ballot box, conservatives won. Big time.

The circle of life

The first thing I remember buying for my first born, was baby diapers. Friends, this was back in the 1940s before anybody even thought about making disposable diapers or anything like that. No one had figured out another way of doing the baby toilet training.

Free canoe trips offered at Lahontan State Park

The Nevada Division of State Parks is offering free canoe trips along the Carson River from just below Lahontan Dam to Diversion Dam west of Fallon.

TCID holds allotments steady

It’s status quo for the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District. The board of directors met Monday for its monthly meeting and revisited the water season. The directors opted to stay the course as the season will close in mid-July.

Flag Day - June 14

Does the name Betsy Ross raise a flag for you? You will recall that she was a seamstress and a flag maker for the Pennsylvania Navy back in the 1700’s. She is brought to mind just now because June 14th is America’s Flag Day — the day set aside for Americans to appreciate the principles for which it stands. Flag Day also brings to mind the historic figure who authored one of the most cherished and patriotic tributes ever to sing the praises of the American Flag — Francis Scott Key.

Prisoner of war exchanges are historical

Sarah Palin and some of her comrades at Fox are saying we should have left Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to the Taliban because of the allegations against him that he left his post while on duty. Patrick Murphy, a former Democratic congressman, had the right response to them.

Steep tuition hikes are wrong

In boxing terms, the Board of Regents scored a split decision after approving a huge tuition increase for students last week.

Cancer Warriors Aces fundraiser

The Cancer Warriors for Central Nevada are selling tickets to the Reno Aces for the July 6 game against Sacramento River Cats to help support Scott Wilson and Christina Santiago.

Great tips for keeping your guy healthy

Men live a lot longer than they used to: About 40 years ago, average life expectancy was 67 years; today it’s almost 76. It’s a definite improvement, but men still have work to do when it comes to their health: They tend to smoke and drink more than women, they see their doctor less often, and they are diagnosed with more cases of cancer and heart disease.

Churchill Commissioners hire new public defender

The Churchill County Commissioners on Thursday selected Charles Woodman as the county’s newest public defender.

Taking a daily breather provides positive benefits

For busy women, finding a stretch of time to unwind may seem impossible, but no matter how busy life gets, taking a moment for oneself has crucial benefits, suggests a new study.

All schools reunion slated for mid-August

The Mayor’s NV 150 Commission is planning a community reunion on Aug. 16 -17.


I was at the June 5 meeting of the Churchill County commissioners when Joseph Seidlitz, the new manager for the Winnemucca District of the BLM, introduced himself and reported on what was happening in the district. The commissioners asked some pretty good questions of him and as expected he gave some party-line answers. One of the questions dealt with the sage grouse; how were plans going to put it on the endangered list?

Nevada National Guard commemorates Flag Day

CARSON CITY — Everyone is invited to join the Nevada National Guard as it recognizes and pays homage to the United States’ flag and celebrates the U.S. Army’s birthday during the annual Nevada National Guard Flag Day Ceremony on Friday at 10 a.m., in the Nevada Capitol Assembly Chambers in Carson City.

CCSD trustees meet Thursday

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


4th Grade A Honor Roll — Hunter Arends, Jacilyn Cathey, Elvira Correa Chaverin, Natasha Emke, Jayce Hornby, McCartney McAlexander, Kamryn Paladini, Mykayla Stickley, Erica Vasquez.

Highway 50 work under way

Work began this week repaving Highway 50 in the Dayton area.

Fallon man charged with growing ‘Magic Mushrooms,’ alleged battery

A 25-year-old Fallon man was arrested Saturday morning by the Fallon Police Department on charges of domestic battery and drugs.

Moth invasions hit region

An invasion of moths has been reported throughout the region, the Nevada Department of Agriculture said.

Monday, June 9

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for June 10, 2014

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY • At 6:56 p.m., Angel Fuentes, 25, was arrested on suspicion of heroin possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was held on a contempt of court charge after his arrest in the 2200 block of Eastridge Lane in Carson City. Bail was set at $3,690.

Willden named chief of staff to Sandoval

With Gerald Gardner moving to the private sector, Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Mike Willden chief of staff.

Men identified in Saturday motorcycle crash

The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the two people killed and three injured in a triple-motorcycle crash Saturday on State Route 341. The two motorcyclists killed on the Geiger Grade were 68-year-old James Wood of Silver Springs and 60-year-old Robert Sanders of Reno. The third motorcyclist, 43-year-old Jacob Jensen, was hospitalized with severe injuries.


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

Sunday, June 8

Harber caps WNC career with A-A honor

No one is ever going to call Conor Harber a one-dimension player.

Highway 50 safety work and repaving under way

Work began this week repaving Highway 50 in the Dayton area. The $6 million project extends from Deer Run Road near Carson City’s border to about a mile east of State Route 341, the road to Gold Hill and Virginia City.

NNDA receives grant

A $600,000 Brownfields Assessment grant from the federal Environmental Production Agency will help clean up and redevelopment efforts in Lyon and Churchill counties, Nevada development officials stated. The Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), which serves Carson City and nearby counties, said the grant allows the development authority to evaluate and catalog sites in the two counties to the east of Carson City if the sites are under-utilized as a result of previous environmental contamination. Each assessment will provide a road map for future redevelopment of the sites for businesses.

Five players with WNC ties taken in draft

When it comes to the Major League Baseball Draft, it just turned out to be another banner year for the Western Nevada College baseball program.

Carson players victorious in all-star clashes

Chase Blueberg, T.J. Thomsen, Jace Zampirro, Dom Norton and Gehrig Tucker have been playing baseball together for as long as they can remember.

21st annual Taste of Downtown set for June 21

Delectable fare comes to the heart of Carson City as Taste of Downtown turns 21 in less than two weeks.

Saturday, June 7

Blueberg taken by Padres

By Darrell Moody Colby Blueberg realized a childhood dream when he was selected in the 24th round of the amateur baseball draft by the San Diego Padres Saturday afternoon.

CC Massage Therapy offers relaxation, services at its best

CC Massage Therapy, voted best Massage Therapist and Massage business of Fallon 2013 and 2014, has collaborated with Skin Care by Justine and Nails by Shonda at 510 S. Maine St., by offering an oasis of relaxation and services unique to the Fallon area.

Hotel Mizpah will open its doors this evening

The doors of the new and magnificent Hotel Mizpah will be thrown open this evening, and the public will be given an opportunity to examine the furniture and fittings.

Johnnie’s Deli features great atmosphere, Boar’s Head meats

Come visit Johnnie’s Deli & Spirits at 715 S. Taylor St.

Friday, June 6

Another busy race weekend on tap

It’s another busy race weekend, with NASCAR Sprint Cup at Pocono, IndyCar, and Camping World Trucks in Texas, and Formula 1 in Canada.

Blue Jay defense falters

Bryan Manoukian didn’t pull any punches. “This is definitely the worst game we’ve played so far,” the Carson Blue Jays coach said. “You lose eight seniors and you are playing with a bunch of young kids. You can’t make six errors and expect to win many, if any, games. Some of our returning players made plays they don’t normally make.”

Local author writes dark tales

A local author is learning the “challenge of being a public writer in a small town” since distilling his family’s trauma and his experience as a reporter during the Great Recession into a book of short stories.

Delores Beverly Mussi

Delores Beverly Mussi, longtime Fallon resident, passed away on June 1, 2014, at home with her family by her side after a long bout with Cancer.

Nevada member of rose family declared threatened

Webber’s ivesia, a member of the rose family found in several areas of Washoe and Douglas counties, has been declared a threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

D-Day: The world’s greatest seaborne invasion

Military leaders and historians alike have hailed the D-Day invasion 70 years ago today as the largest seaborne invasion in history and one that turned the tide in World War II.

Touring Lake Tahoe’s marvelous Tallac Historic site

It’s no big surprise that extremely wealthy people have lives that most folks will never have an opportunity to experience.

Snowshoe tour celebrates shared Norwegian history

Despite training with the Norwegian and Swiss cross-country ski teams and having Olympic medalists in her family, Nina MacLeod never wanted to compete herself.

Eagles & Agriculture set for February

Eagles & Agriculture, the Carson Valley’s celebration of wildlife and ranching, has set its schedule for its 12th year of exploring the interaction between eagles and other raptors and the ranches of Carson Valley. Headquartered at the Carson Valley Inn and set for Feb. 20-23, this year’s lineup includes several new offerings along with long time favorites.

Jazzy Winter Wine set for Saturday

A gala for Carson City artists and patrons of the local arts scene Saturday will bring together wine, art, music and the culture vultures who enjoy all three.

Reception for Maczko and her large format paintings

The Churchill Arts Council will present a reception for artist, Sharon Maczko, tomorrow afternoon from 5-7 p.m. in the galleries at the Art Center.

Detailed review of the Jarbidge stage robbery

For the past two days our little town has been in a sizzle of great excitement and nervous tension, caused by the extreme cold-bloodedness of the murder which accompanied the hold-up of the mail stage on last Tuesday evening, Dec. 6th. Not for many years has anything so atrocious been recorded in the criminal annals of the hold-ups through the country.

Holiday Treat concert is Dec. 15

The Carson City Symphony will present the 30th annual Holiday Treat concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Shrek takes the stage

Youth Theatre Carson City’s production of “Shrek: The Musical” is set for Friday through Sunday in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.

Bliss State Park’s balancing act

It’s hard not to be impressed by Balancing Rock at the D.L. Bliss State Park, located on the California side of Lake Tahoe.

Program for 30th Pops Party concert is set

The back lawn of the Governor’s Mansion is the site of the Carson City Symphony’s 30th annual Pops Party concert, an official Nevada 150 event, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 8.

CAC hosts receptionfor artist Sharon Maczko

The Churchill Arts Council will present a reception for artist, Sharon Maczko, on May 31 in the galleries at the Art Center from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Dance version of ‘Wizard of Oz’ planned

Ayako’s Dance Studio, under the sponsorship of Pinkerton Ballet Theatre, will present “Dorothy’s Dance Adventure in the Land of Oz” at 7 p.m. Friday in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center.

Sugar Pine Point Park is Tahoe’s sweet spot

Twin turrets bookend the three-story, wood-shingled mansion that silently overlooks the calm beauty of Lake Tahoe. Standing on the elegant, long porch that spans the two towers in the early morning, one can see the sun rising over the Sierra Nevada range, casting the day’s first light on the lake.

Don’t cook your pooch

Summer, which officially doesn’t start for another two weeks, has crept in early again this year. So now is the time to send out early warnings about dogs left in cars. As all who live in a desert know, temperatures can rise quickly and become unbearable.

New study shows bistate sage grouse populations stable

New information may indicate the bistate sage grouse, which is proposed for listing as an endangered species, might not be as endangered as originally thought.

Discussion about books and writing slated for Thursday

A discussion about books and writing with local author Tammy Grace and award-winning journalist Anne Pershing will be held Thursday at 1 p.m.

Sitting on top of 2014

Paolo Narag and Garrett Kalt have worked toward graduation day for the last four years both academically and athletically at Churchill County High School.

Lady Wave wins 3rd state softball title since 2011

RENO - Despite dropping the first game, the Lady Wave softball team came back in the championship “if” game to win the program’s third state title in the past four years.

Fallon’s Cecil Quinley completed 13 successful missions but on the 14th, German fighters shot down his B-17

The air was crisp and clean as the formation climbed through the clouds over the North Sea. Contrails formed behind the mass of B-17 bombers that were struggling higher with their heavy loads. A deadly giveaway to the enemy that would see them because of it. Higher and higher they climbed as they made their way toward Germany and their destiny.

Adult Ed program graduates 20 students

The Churchill County School District graduated 20 students Thursday night from its Adult Education Diploma Program.

County prepares for Tuesday’s primary election

After two weeks of early voting, voters will have only two more opportunities to cast votes for the primary election.

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.


The economic impact of a new dairy milk ingredient processing plant to Northern Nevada — and especially to Churchill County — will strongly be felt for future years, said both local officials and dairy representatives who formally toured the facility along with the media Tuesday morning.

Conversation about finances is important for newlyweds

June is a popular month for weddings. If you’re getting married this month, you no doubt have many exciting details to discuss with your spouse-to-be. But after you get back from the honeymoon, you’ll want to have another discussion — about your finances. It might not sound glamorous, but couples who quickly “get on the same page” regarding their financial situation are actually taking a step that can help them immensely as they build their lives together.

Margin tax is bad for Nevada

I am writing to you regarding this complex tax proposal which will appear on the Nevada 2014 statewide general election ballot — the gross margin tax, also referred to as the “margin tax initiative” and more often as the “education initiative.”

Eat better food at the ballpark: Your choices

Some sushi during the seventh-inning stretch? You could get that at Yankee Stadium. Refreshing fruit kabobs on a warm day? It’s an option at Target Field in Minneapolis.


Museum lecture series Churchill County Museum Association continues with its lecture series.

Clark-Washoe March sales offset rural losses including Churchill

Both Clark and Washoe counties reported double-digit increases in taxable sales for March, more than offsetting 40-50 percent decreases reported by several of Nevada’s small counties.

Guard receives grant to help employ veterans

Acknowledging Nevada’s considerable veteran population, the Office of the Secretary of Defense-Reserve Affairs approved a $650,000 grant for the Nevada National Guard on May 23 to help job-seeking Nevada veterans.

Prison Preservation Society achieves nonprofit status

The Internal Revenue Service awarded nonprofit status to the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society, an all-volunteer group that was formed in 2011 to preserve the prison to educate generations of Nevada students and residents.

Nevada fire restrictions take effect

The Carson and Bridgeport ranger districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management’s Carson City office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Nevada Division of Forestry announced the implementation of fire restrictions at 12:01 a.m. May 30 due to exceptionally dry dead and live fuel moistures in the mixed conifer stands west of Highway 395, lingering drought conditions, increasing daytime temperatures and some human-caused fires. The restrictions will stay in place until further notice.

Grads walk tonight

It’s finally the day seniors have been waiting for all year, graduation.

Obama and Operation Neptune

On June 6, 1944, Operation Neptune was launched. Neptune was the code name for the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy, France, and was part of Operation Overlord. The goal was to secure a foothold so the Allies could begin a full-scale invasion of northwest Europe, push the Germans back, and achieve victory over Hitler.

Push ahead and leave your mark on society

In two days more than 200 graduates from Churchill County High school will take their final march to the football field, receive their diplomas and conclude their 12 years of education before setting off on their new venture.


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


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:


Western Nevada College has named 247 students to the Spring 2014 Dean’s List. For consideration to WNC’s Dean’s List, students must complete at least 12 units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher. The following students are from the local area.

Nevada has a Grand Canyon — sort of

If you study the Nevada Atlas for too long, you’ll find some unusual places. For example, a couple of years ago I was scanning a state atlas, looking at places to explore near the Monitor Valley, and stumbled across an intriguing name: the Miniature Grand Canyon.

Los Mexaniacs present free Fallon concert

If you listened to Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” on Sunday, you probably heard Los Texmanics perform live on the show.


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

Nevada teachers may opt out of union membership

No teachers in Nevada have to join their local affiliate of the Nevada State Education Association. Once they do, however, most can only leave by submitting written notice during the middle of their summer vacation.

Many men can guard against poverty in their Golden Years

June is Men’s Health Month, a reminder for men to do the things that they generally don’t do as well as women: getting screened for conditions that, detected early, are easily treated; seeking education about health issues, and supporting each other’s well-being.


Churchill County has issued the following business Licenses in April 2014

Thursday, June 5

Kap needs to give back to UNR

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...It’s time for Colin Kaepernick to show a little appreciation. Now that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is one of the richest players in NFL history, he needs to toss a million or so thank you notes to the school which made it all possible.

ir Charles is fan favorite in

If there is a fan favorite for the 25th annual American Century Championship, it has to be Charles Barkley.

Fallon skier racing toward Olympic dream

The slopes are bare and the skis put away, but that isn’t stopping one Fallon girl from her dreams of competing in the Olympics.

ESPN to broadcast annual Fallon Fights on Aug. 8

For many, seven is the luckiest number. And for the Fallon Fights, seven rings truest as the annual boxing exhibition is headed to the national spotlight.

Spyrow second in team roping

The Fallon Rodeo Club was back at it last weekend in Battle Mountain.

Chrome faces last Triple Crown leg

Thirty-six years have passed since horse racing has celebrated a Triple Crown winner.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Fallon’s top 5 moments from 2013-14

Not too long ago, hundreds of fans clad in green and white crowded Williams Avenue as a school bus drove slowly out of town.

Former Wave stars wrap up collegiate seasons

The lights went out for another handful of ex-Greenwave stars this spring as two seniors played on the diamond for one final time.


Auto enthusiasts from all parts of Nevada swarmed into Reno last Saturday , attracted by the automobile races for Memorial Day. Fallon was there in force because R.L. Douglass had entered with his Stutz racer and his friends confidently expected he would carry away the laurels. They reckoned rightly for he took the lead early in the 77 mile race, not making a single stop the entire distance. Five cars started the race, but the Mercer wrecked at the first turn, and the Thomas car met a similar fate. Two Hupmobiles were in the race to the finish behind the Stutz.

Nevada Army Guard aviation unit set for deployment

RENO —The Nevada Air Guard’s 152nd Intelligence Squadron is preparing the Nevada Army Guard’s Detachment 45, Operational Support Airlift, for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The squadron’s Airmen are sharing their expertise in imagery acquisition and analysis with the unit’s Soldiers during a joint, three-week training session before the detachment departs in June.

Nancy Ferrington Mori

A long time Fallon resident has passed away in Cody, WY at the age of 74. She was a Fallon resident from 1967 to 2007.

Pauline Day

Pauline Day was born and raised in Marble Hill , MO on April 20, 1931 to Ina and Oscar Schrock and died in Carson City, Nevada May 30, 2014.

Ruth (Storke) Dressler

In the evening of Friday, May 16, Ruth Dressler went to sleep in her chair at home. In keeping with her abiding faith, the family knows she awoke in paradise, in the presence of God, the angels, and her beloved husband, Budd.

Margaret Ann (Peggy) Geerhart

Margaret Ann (Peggy ) Geerhart passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home in Carson City. She was born in Elko, NV March 25, 1938.

Grace J. King

Grace J. King was born in Los Angeles, California, November 24,1920 to Marcus and Josephine King. She attended local schools and USC.

Pack, Texas A&M showdown set for 2015

For the first time in its history, the Nevada football team will play against a school from the Southeastern Conference as the Wolf Pack will take on Texas A&M next season, Nevada announced Thursday as part of a handful of scheduling moves.

McNutt steps down at Galena

Ron McNutt was driving through Washoe Valley Wednesday morning when he decided to retire — for the second time — from the game he’s devoted his entire life to.

Mining tax shortfall not as bad as looks

The Economic Forum was told this week the $70 million shortfall in the net proceeds of the mining tax doesn’t actually mean the state is short that much money.

International fugitive Nazira Cross apprehended in Peru

A woman sought by authorities for nearly six years in the poisoning death of a northern Nevada businessman who was her estranged husband has been arrested in Peru, federal authorities said Thursday. Nazira Maria Cross, 48, was arrested at her home early Wednesday by Peruvian National Police, the FBI stated.

Teacher jailed for sexual conduct with student to get parole hearing

The former Carson High teacher convicted of sexual misconduct with a student will get her first parole hearing sometime in July. Jennifer Dalton, 36, pleaded no contest to the charge after another teacher saw her and a 17-year-old male student “hugging and kissing” on the couch in a classroom.

WNC brings handful of prospects to MLB draft

One of the great mysteries of sports is the amateur baseball draft

Robert W. Cannon (Bob)

Robert W. Cannon (Bob) age 86, finally lost his battle with cancer May 19, 2014. He was born April 23, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA.

Patricia Walker Gray

Patricia Walker Gray passed away in Carson City, NV. She was 80 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert of 57 years, and her sister Laurene Murphy.

Harlan H. Choat

Harlan H. Choat was born Feb 01, 1942, and passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on the morning of May 14, 2014 in Jacumba, CA.

Jeffrey Jack Leigh

Jeffrey Jack Leigh passed away in Carson City, NV, at the age of 48.

Charles Leonard Barrett

Charles (Chuck) Barrett was born in Reno, Nevada on October 9, 1928, to Mary Lyons Barrett and Clifford Barrett, and died on May 26, 2014. He was raised in Markleeville, CA.

In Loving Memory of Marvin E. Luhrs

On May 21, 2014, at the age of 94 1/2, he passed away peacefully at home where he resided since 1955. Born in Reno, NV on Sept. 16, 1919 to Fritz and Alice Luhrs, raised in Gardnerville, graduated from Douglas High in 1936, attended UNR, and served in the U.S. Navy.

Thomas L. Stroncer

Age 73, of Minden, Nevada passed away on May 13, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11am at Lifepoint Church, Student Ministries Room, 1095 Stephanie Way, Minden, Nevada.

Guy Page Felton III

Guy Page Felton III passed on May 24, 2014, in Carson City, Nevada. Guy’s happiest years were spent as a school teacher in New York State and Nevada.

Russell Crowl Six

Russell Crowl Six, 90, of Holland Michigan, passed away at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on May 12, 2014. Russell was born August 25, 1923, in Liberty Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana, to Bert LeRoy Six and Grace Lo Dema Crowl.

Pine Nuts: We can take a lesson in civility from the Old World

Sunday evening I was captivated by C-SPAN’s excellent coverage of British Prime Minister David Cameron answering rapid-fire questions from his parliamentary colleagues.

Wednesday, June 4

Arts council’s state grants include region

The Nevada Arts Council has announced grant funding statewide amounting to $609,623 for Fiscal Year 2014-15, with almost $70,000 of it provided for organizations in Carson City and nearby communities.

Blueberg receives interest from pro teams

Colby Blueberg spent the day before what could arguably be the three most important days of his life fishing with his brother and grandfather.

Corinne Mae Montague

Corinne was born in Canoga Park, CA to Mr. Gerald A. Lambert and Mrs. Leila C. (Brooks) Lambert. She graduated from Canoga Park High in 1945

Ralph Ernest Vance

Ralph Ernest Vance, 74, was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Mesilla Park, New Mexico, to Archie Maurice and Lou Ellen Bradford Vance. He died June 1, 2014, in Dayton.

Russell Crowl Six

Russell Crowl Six, 90, of Holland Michigan, passed away at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on May 12, 2014. Russell was born August 25, 1923, in Liberty Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana, to Bert LeRoy Six and Grace Lo Dema Crowl.

Jack and Maggie Davis

We lost our beloved parents, Jack and Maggie Davis a week apart. They were together for sixty-five years in life and reunited this week to be together forever.


Bill was born in Berkeley, California to William and Genevieve Schneider. He had two older sisters, Marjorie and Elizabeth. After graduating from Berkeley High School, he entered the army and served in the Korean War where he received 2 bronze medals as a soldier and a medic.

Salary ‘Kap’ on rise for Colin

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a new six-year contract extension Wednesday that keeps him with the franchise through the 2020 season.


Museum lecture series Churchill County Museum Association continues with its lecture series.


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

Tuesday, June 3

Stars brace for Annika

It didn’t take long for Jack Wagner, a two-time American Century Championship winner, to be questioned about the inclusion of former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam to this year’s tournament.

State’s future Medicaid costs: hundreds of millions

When the federal government reduces funding for the “newly eligible” Medicaid recipients, it will cost the state of Nevada an estimated $300- to $400-million to cover the cost.

Philly’s other PTA

When in my teenage years, I wanted nothing more than a bicycle of my own. This would mean I could go and visit friends in other nearby communities easier than walking, or taking public transportation called the Philadelphia Transit Authority, the latter meaning Philadelphia’s famous “we go everywhere” trolley cars.

Wellness event for women’s vets scheduled for June 14

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) announces the Women Veterans Event for Reno and Sparks will be held June 14 at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Commissioners meet Thursday at City Hall

The first County Commission meeting of June will be conducted Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the City Council Chambers, 55 W. Williams Ave.


We are a “mom and pop” RV trailer sales in business for 33 years. We will have to close our doors if the Margins Tax goes through.

June celebrates the 20th anniversary of Men’s Health Month

June marks the 20th anniversary of Men’s Health Month, which is anchored by a congressional health education and screening program.

Woman who collides with Ingram in court

A Fallon woman accused of colliding with former Churchill County Sheriff Rich Ingram made her first court appearance Monday in Justice Court.

Bringing I-11 to Reno has high positive ranking

Staff studying the potential routes for the new Interstate 11 through Nevada told the state Transportation Board on Monday the route that brings the highway up U.S. 95, through Reno and north on U.S. 395 had the highest ranking.

Guardsman with terminal cancer promoted to captain

ELKO — When he joined the U.S. Army, James Chandler set a goal to reach the rank of captain — that was before he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Power Punches

Haymakers were landed, faces were bloodied and even some technical boxing was dished out at the annual Night of Boxing on Friday at the Elmo Derrico Gym.

Junior High rodeo team solid at state

One Fallon athlete will make the journey to the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wave stars move onto collegiate level

Nine of Fallon’s best will move to the next level. On Thursday, the former Greenwave athletes were put on display at a signing ceremony in the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Force takes softball title

The Fallon Force 12-and-under softball team won the Capitol City Qualifier in Carson City on Sunday.

WNC aims to continue draft trend

One of the great mysteries of sports is the amateur baseball draft. With the largest pool of players under consideration for draft selection than any other major sport and ball players being scouted from a variety different levels, there is plenty of uncertainty to go around.

Ex-Fernley trackster earns All-American status

Former Fernley standout Amelia Maguin led the charge for another banner season for the Southern Oregon University track and field team last month at the NAIA Outdoor Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala.

The truth is now out about fitness

Where to start with your new goals or what goals to set? Well, there is only one place to start. It’s all about the diet. The truth about diet is that you cannot out run or out work a bad one.

Bighorns split with Truckee

The Oasis Bighorns lacrosse teams split a doubleheader with the Truckee Tribe on Saturday.

Wave baseball nabs 3 all-state honors

The Fallon baseball team nabbed a trio of Division I-A all-state selections last week.

Barrick pledges $1.2 million to Great Basin College

Barrick Gold of North America has pledged nearly $1.2 million to Great Basin College in northeastern Nevada.

Vandals dump paint on cars in Carson Valley

Someone poured paint on several vehicles parked in the Johnson Lane area overnight on Saturday. Eight residents found their vehicles had been vandalized with the paint. Someone also placed nails under tires and broke the glass jars the paint was in.

Electronic business licenses now available in Fernley

The Nevada Secretary of State’s office has expanded its electronic business license system to Fernley and Tonopah.

Confusion likely as Nevada exchange switches

Switching to a federally supported state health exchange won’t be immediate and will bring added confusion for Nevada consumers during the transition into next year’s open enrollment period, an interim legislative committee was told Monday.

Nevada to accept med pot applications in August

People hoping to get into Nevada’s budding medical marijuana business can apply for a state license in August.

Monday, June 2

Sage Grouse economic impacts released

The draft analysis laying out potential economic impacts if the sage grouse is listed as a as a threatened species is now available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Blue Jays fall to Knights

The Carson Blue Jays summer baseball team dropped a 10-0 decision Sunday to the Knights.


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