Stories for March 2014


Monday, March 31

Controller candidate violating residency rule, claim states

Michael Schaefer, one of two Democrats running for state controller, faces a complaint charging he hasn’t been a Nevada resident long enough to run.

John R. Bullis: There are various ways to pay for long-term care

The cost of living in nursing home as of May 2013 is about $7,139 per month in Nevada. The cost of nursing services in the home by qualified caregivers can be that much or even more for 24-hour care. Hopefully we won’t need that care, or not for very long. However, it seems the average need is about three years of care. If a veteran has low income and less than $80,000 in assets, he or she may be eligible for up to $2,000 per month for home health care, a nursing home or assisted living. A look at will give some information about the program.

Sunday, March 30

Political signs pop up like spring flowers

With the candidate filing period closed and the political season in full swing, signs urging people to “Vote for Me” are appearing all over Carson City.

Prep / JC Roundup: Senators hold off Damonte Ranch, 10-9

The Carson High baseball team used a five-run fourth inning to erase a 5-4 deficit and then hung on to earn a split against Damonte Ranch on Saturday.

Business briefly: McKee named CEO of NVAR

After serving for years as legal counsel and months as interim CEO of the Nevada Association of Realtors, Teresa McKee has been promoted to run the daily operations as the group’s CEO. McKee has lived in the Reno area for more than 20 years. She received her law degree from Willamette University and her undergraduate degree from Carroll College. Last month, she was honored by ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, with its Certified Association Executive credential, the highest credential in the association management industry recognizing the top 5 percent of association executives nationwide.

Program offersfixed-interest rate for homebuyers

Greater Nevada Mortgage has created a program that offers a fixed-interest rate on a 30-year FHA loan, as well as help toward the down payment via a second mortgage with a low, 15-year fixed payment. Under the program, called Greater Access, homebuyers can use gift funds to help with the balance of the down payment and closing costs. Sellers can contribute up to 6 percent toward closing costs.

Saturday, March 29

Nevada Legislative Commission OKs pot rules without comment

The Legislative Commission on Friday approved regulations designed to implement the new medical marijuana law without a single comment from lawmakers, formally putting the rules into effect.

Sessions offer military information

Nevada’s congressional delegation will host a session this year for high-schoolers interested in appointments to the nation’s military academies.

February gaming win is down

February gaming win dropped 13.7 percent to $926 million in February, but that’s largely because February 2013 was so strong, said Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton.

Wildcats split with Golden Eagles

Through 13 innings of a Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader on Friday, College of Southern Idaho denied Western Nevada College from putting a crooked number on the scoreboard. But with one swing by Alex Fife that changed as his homer brought in three runs, helping the Wildcats to a doubleheader split.

Nevada unemployment rate down to 8.5 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in February, the lowest it has been since October 2008.

Roger Diez: Racing today at Fernley ... weather permitting

Fernley 95A Speedway kicks off the 2014 season today, weather permitting. The track will have an early start for the first two races to avoid cold late-night temperatures.

Friday, March 28

Bar files opposition to Whittemore practicing

The State Bar has filed a brief opposing Harvey Whittemore’s motion to dismiss ongoing attempts to bar him from practicing law. Whittemore was convicted in federal court of three counts of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid by giving money to family members and employees who then contributed it to Reid, bypassing the maximum contributions allowed in federal law.

Softer schedule ahead for Nevada football

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The Nevada Wolf Pack football program, which opens spring practices next week, has a chance to make history in 2014.

Big third inning spells defeat for Carson

RENO — Take away the third inning, and Thursday’s Damonte-Carson baseball game was a pretty good one.

Merged correctional facility in Carson gets another push

Those involved in managing Nevada’s juvenile and adult correctional systems renewed their push Thursday for a single facility that would care for members of both groups.

Thursday, March 27

New farm bill increases opportunity for producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.

Coping with turbulence as a passenger and investor

If you’re like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you’re like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn’t as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility — if you know how to respond.

University students working to rebrand Fernley

Thirteen students at the University of Nevada, Reno have taken the lead in developing a new image for Fernley.

Teachers, students participate in assessment practice run

About 234 schools across Nevada are participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test, a practice run of computer-based assessments for grades 3-11 in English language arts and mathematics.


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.

Carson Watershed Forum on Thursday

Carson River Coalition and the Carson Water Subconservancy District for the 2014 Carson River Watershed Forum on Thursday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

View from the Past

Hobo Element at Hazen. Reports come from Hazen that small bands of the Kelly “army’ have been passing through on the way east. Constable Sharkey had quite a set to with a big six footer a few nights ago. He knocked the fellow down with his club, but back he came fighting and gave the officer a close call. The 1700 men who were not long ago congregated at the California capital have nearly all scattered, and it would indeed be strange if some did not pass this way.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street


Shelly and Lynn Pearce, along with Amy and Neil Zimney, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Taylor Lynn Pearce and Derek John Zimney.

State health insurance sees decreased costs

Lawmakers were told Wednesday that, during the past two years, the state’s health insurance plan has seen lower than expected costs, causing a huge increase in the plan’s reserves.

Scam traps Fallon senior

The urge to assist a loved one in a dire situation is overwhelming.

Stuff the Bus donations end today

Churchill County School District is hoping residents, parents and students will support Stuff the Bus in order to donate items to charities.

‘Contrary Warrior’ to receive film award

Even with his 85th birthday approaching in July, notoriety continues to find its way to Adam Fortunate Eagle.

Tall in the saddle

Night was falling on the small, green farmhouse south of Fallon. Two pickups were parked in the circle driveway. Every so often, a vehicle would race by on Corkill Lane heading west.

Elks on the run

For 42 years, the Fallon-Elks Invitational has been a staple in Nevada track.

Braves will hoist World Series trophy

Baseball season didn’t officially begin last weekend as some fans seem to believe.

County opens new court

County residents have another option for a game of hoops. The Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department recently opened its first outdoor basketball court.

Lady Wave look to continue streak

After a bumpy start to the season, the Fallon softball team is heating up. The Lady Wave are riding a four-game winning streak after a three-game sweep over Truckee last weekend.

Wave, Spartan baseball set to tangle

The Fallon baseball team will have its hands full this weekend.

Former Wave stars excel at next level

Many ex-Greenwave stars have been lighting it up this spring in the college ranks.

Pine Nuts: There are parties, and there is Nevada’s 150th

In case you’ve been spending your time at the Big Dance, well, there’s another party going on, and it’s called “NV150.”


Tickets on scale for Lady Gaga, Eagles The Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena has secured one of six new dates for Lady Gaga’s artRAVE: the ARTPOP tour.

Presidio Brass concert is April 11

The Carson Valley Arts Council will present Presidio Brass, a Yamaha performing ensemble from San Diego, at 6 p.m. April 11 at CVIC Hall in Minden.

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.

Jimmy bright spot in Carson loss

RENO — If you’re a silver lining sort of person, the only thing to take away from Wednesday’s loss was the pitching performance of Kaitlyn Jimmy.

Wednesday, March 26

Ex-sheriff victim of hit and run

The Nevada Highway Patrol said Wednesday a hit-and-run driver ran into former Sheriff Rich Ingram’s vehicle at McLean Road near the Reno Highway earlier that morning.

Assembly candidate Block blasts committee vetting

Jed Block, who is running for the Assembly seat vacated by Pete Livermore, says he has rejected the attempt by capital Republicans to review and decide whether he should be the party nominee.

Tuesday, March 25

Breakfast favorites make simple meal

A while back, I was talking with my parents and family about what our grandparents and great-grandparents ate, specifically for breakfast.

2 years added to Reno lawyer’s suspension

The Nevada Supreme Court has added two more years to the time Reno lawyer James Andre Boles is suspended from practicing law.

Senator pitchers struggle in slugfest

When you get 20 hits in any baseball game, you would expect to get a “W”.

Community sports: Silver State spikers take second in Colorado

Silver State’s 18-year-old volleyball squad took second place at the recent Colorado Crossroads, a national qualifier, in Denver.

Purcell, Perry spark Carson past Wooster, 10-0

Carson High’s softball team continued its red-hot play with an easy 10-0 win over Wooster Tuesday afternoon in Carson.

Lady Wave nets sweep

It was a smashing success for the Fallon softball team. The Lady Wave rolled past Truckee in a Northern Division I-A three-game set on Friday and Saturday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Fallon rides arms

Two out of three equals a series win.

Boys nab second victory of season

Two meets and a pair of wins isn’t a bad way to start the track season.

Youth grapplers ready for Tah-Neva

The Churchill County Middle School wrestling team came up with its best performance of the season last weekend.

Dancing on the diamond

The dance moves, along with excitement, were on full display as the Churchill County Youth Softball Association officially welcomed the 2014 season on Saturday.

Former stars wrap up coaching season

Three ex-Greenwave players saw mixed results on the college coaching circuit this past winter.

A special gathering

You hear, all the time, about how our younger generation is going to you know where in a hand basket. And then you go to an affair where groups of young people like our Boy and Girl Scouts are presenting our flag and you know all is certainly not lost.

Thrill of running is not there

It may be a trend occurring in many parts of the country. When it comes time for people to file for office, the number of potential candidates has been dwindling, especially here in Churchill and surrounding counties.

The persecution of the 1 percent

“I would call attention to the parallels of Nazi Germany to its war on its ‘1 percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich.’” Tom Perkins, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 24, 2014

Tips for weekend athletes

Fitting exercise in between work, kids and other commitments takes effort. That’s why some people squeeze workouts in on weekends. Regular physical activity offers a long list of health benefits, from helping manage your weight to improving your mood. But overdoing it on a Saturday when you haven’t worked out all week could raise your chances of injury. Achilles tendon tears, for example, are more likely in male recreational athletes than others, one recent study found. Tips to reduce your risk:

Banner Churchill CEO relocating to new Colorado job

Banner Health has announced that John D’Angelo has been named Chief Operating Officer of Banner Fort Collins Medical Center, currently under construction in Fort Collins, Colo.

Tax credits to help pay higher education costs

Did you, your spouse or your dependent take higher education classes last year? If so, you may be able to claim the American Opportunity Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit to help cover the costs. Here are some facts from the IRS about these important credits.

Tips in deducting charitable contributions from 2013

If you are looking for a tax deduction, giving to charity can be a ‘win-win’ situation. It’s good for them and good for you. Here are eight things you should know about deducting your gifts to charity:

Town hall meeting to survey residents on many issues

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) in partnership with Nevada Broadcasters Association, will hold a series of town hall meetings in April to survey residents about their feelings on issues facing the state, particularly in regards to persons with disabilities.


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.

Tax time tips from the IRS

The tax filing season is almost over. You can make tax time easier if you don’t wait until the last minute. Here are 10 important tax time tips:

County’s January jobless rate increases

Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 8.9 percent to 8.7 percent in January, the result of a seasonal adjustment.

Protecting yourself against Medicare ‘gaps’

Your Original Medicare insurance covers a wide variety of health services, from flu shots to hospital stays to hospice care. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it doesn’t cover all your out-of-pocket costs.

TCID explains water outlook

That was about the only bright spot for the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District’s Board of Directors on Monday at their annual water users meeting at the Churchill County Commissioner Chambers.


Jonathan P. Zambrano Air Force Airman Jonathan P. Zambrano graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Airman of the Year overcamebad break during childhood

RENO – Airman 1st Class Rita Middleton overcame a bad break in her childhood to become one of the most decorated individuals in the Nevada Air Guard. Within the past few months, she’s received the Nevada Air Guard’s 2013 Airman of the Year award and the 152nd Operations Group Commander’s Award for Excellence.

Failure to yield leads to accident

Two Fallon men suffered serious injuries Friday afternoon in a two-car collision on the Reno Highway.

Tourism board approves 4 grants

The Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority recently met to discuss and/or approve possible grants for applications.

Remembrance held for fallen Marines

In a piercing breeze, beneath a rippling flag, the faithful of Hawthorne gathered in remembrance of the seven Marines who died in a training accident March 18, 2013. Truly, Hawthorne lives up to its name as “America’s Patriotic Home.”

Rosemary Dudley Akins Peterson

Rosemary Dudley Akins Peterson, 83, known to those that knew and loved her as “Rosie”, lost her battle with cancer on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Banner Hospital. Born April, 21, 1930 in Claypool, Arizona to Jay and Juanita Dudley.

Chuck Muth: Nevada should drop the hammer on patent trolls

Patent trolls who prey on businesses ranging from high-tech giants such as Google and Apple to main street businesses have finally awakened the sleeping giants in legislatures and, as such, now have big, red targets on their own backs.

Monday, March 24

John R. Bullis: It’s not too late to cut taxes with IRA contribution

Many people think the time to plan for 2013 year is past, and most of them are correct. The door to almost all tax-saving moves or actions for 2013 closed Dec. 31. However, there are some exceptions regarding IRA contributions (and some retirement plan contributions). Contributions to traditional (regular) IRAs for the tax year of 2013 can be made as late as April 15 and still be a 2013 deduction if certain rules are met.

Silver Springs utility to build large water tank

The Silver Springs Mutual Water Co. has applied for permission to make improvements to its water system, including a new million-gallon storage tank.

Virginia City roaster is rooted in owners’ passion

The Roasting House, like many start-ups, grew out of a pastime passion. “We’re coffee lovers, and we were doing home-roasting as a hobby,” says Melanie Troska, the owner of the Virginia City coffee wholesaler and retailer. In Troska’s case, the hobby quickly went from leisure fun to serious business.

Carson company produces oil nearby

Oilman Ed Traub knows he has been a laughingstock for the better part of the two decades that he has been preaching his belief that there’s oil to be found in the remote hills between Fallon and Gabbs. He’s closer to getting the last laugh on the many doubters. Sierra Nevada Oil LLC, a Carson City company co-managed by Traub, is positioning itself with Empire Petroleum Corp. of Tulsa to undertake a significant exploratory program of the property this summer.

State buildings sell for $11M

A Maryland investor has purchased two office buildings leased by the state government in Carson City in one of the largest office transactions in Northern Nevada in recent years. Holly Lakepoint LLC purchased the buildings on Technology Way, which total 102,000 square feet, for $11 million.

Christopher Scott “Chris” Pendleton Sr

Christopher Scott “Chris” Pendleton Sr., 58, passed away at his home on Carson City, NV on March 16, 2014. He was raised in Reno by his Father, George Monte Pendleton, his Aunt, Ann Packer and Grandparents, George Waldo and Golda Pendleton. He had served in the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife, Karen, daughters: Lisa and Georgia; sons Christopher II and George, also several cousins, nieces, nephews and the Sloan Family. At his request no services are planned. You will be missed.

Sparks man and South Tahoe woman injured in Saturday night crash

A 20-year-old Sparks man and a 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman were critically injured when the motorcycle they were riding struck a pickup at 10:45 p.m. Saturday. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol:

Sunday, March 23

15 governor filings ties state record

Filing to run for Nevada governor has become increasingly popular over the past two decades. This year, candidates almost set a record as 16 people, including incumbent Brian Sandoval, plunked down $300 each to put their name on the list.

‘Carson Connection’ shuts down Air Force

RENO — Nevada Wolf Pack baseball coach Jay Johnson isn’t afraid at all to put a game in the hands of his Carson Connection.

Defendant to face murder charge

Raul Garcia Jr. will be arraigned April 7 on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Nevada Insurance Examiner William McCune. After a two-day preliminary hearing, Justice of the Peace John Tatro ruled there was sufficient evidence to try him on the charges despite the refusal of a key witness to testify in the case. Michael Evans was allowed to plead to second-degree murder and sentenced to 10-25 years in prison in exchange for agreeing to testify against Garcia; his refusal to testify jeopardizes that agreement.

1 arrested for DUI during saturation patrol; 48 citations issued

One person was arrested for driving under the influence during the Carson City Sheriff’s Office saturation patrol on March 15. The patrols were held in conjunction with the Nevada Highway Patrol held saturation patrols in the Carson City area. Deputies and Troopers concentrated on impaired and unsafe drivers. Along with the DUI, 48 citations were issued during the event, according to Sgt. Scott McDaniel with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

Carson trio leads way in 11-5 win

RENO — Carson High’s baseball team got a little help from the expected and unexpected Saturday in its Division I win at Wooster.

Prep / JC Roundup: Preston, Favero help CHS edge Reed

Carson High’s girls track team, on the strength of three wins by Madison Preston and two by Athena Favero, topped Wooster and Reed in a three-way meet at the Jim Frank Track Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Peacock signs pact with indoor grid team

Former Carson High and Hiram College football standout Josh Peacock signed a contract earlier this week to play for the Cleveland Patriots of the American Indoor Football .

Business briefs: Wilson, Higday join Harcourts NV1

Harcourts NV1, an extension of Harcourts Global, welcomed Mallory Wilson and Jessica Higday to its team. Mallory Wilson of Carson City earned her real estate license in February. She is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in economics at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Saturday, March 22

Friday, March 21

Sportsman’s Warehouse to sell gear here, stock to public

Sportsman’s Warehouse, which opens a Carson City store to the public in about two weeks, will become a public retail chain soon to raise $201 million via an initial public offering. The Midvale, Utah, outdoor outfitter has about 50 stores, mostly in Western states, and is part of the Seidler Equity Partners’ portfolio of companies. It filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, but specifics are still pending.

Casinos investing in renovations

Casino operators in Greater Reno Tahoe are doubling down on their properties. The more than $100 million spent or tabbed for renovations at regional hotel-casinos includes $50 million at JA Nugget, $20 million at Boomtown, $30 million at Grand Sierra Resort, $20 million at the Lake Tahoe Hyatt in Incline Village and more than $40 million at the Horizon at South Lake Tahoe.

Whittemore lawyers seek dismissal

Lawyers for convicted ex-lobbyist Harvey Whittemore have filed a motion to dismiss the State Bar’s ongoing attempts to disbar him, preventing him from practicing law. Whittemore was convicted in federal court of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid’s campaign. The charges say he gave money to family members and employees and had them contribute the money to Reid, dodging the maximum contribution amounts allowed under federal law.

Werner in line to be interim Douglas County manager

The Douglas County Commission is set to offer former Carson City Manager Larry Werner an interim position as it searches for a replacement for Steve Mokrohisky, who is leaving in April.

Carson High softball wins 3 games; Western Nevada baseball rolling

REDDING, Calif. — Jennifer Purcell fanned 11 and pitched a 3-hitter to lead Carson High’s softball team to a 2-1 win over Lassen at the Redding Invitational Friday afternoon at the Field of Dreams Complex.

High court tax ruling a partial win for Harrah’s

Playing Solomon, the Nevada Supreme Court split the baby this week in the case in which Harrah’s demanded a refund of use taxes paid on its four corporate jets.

Roger Diez: Wild West racetrack to host new event

The Wild West Motorsports Park is expanding its 2014 racing schedule.

Marketing the Farm Experience 101

The growing trend in agritourism is bringing more visitors to the family farm, and effective online marketing can be a roadmap to Nevada’s farms and ranches.

Carson Mint starts

CARSON MINT DOLLARS have made their appearance. They are notable coins for several reasons. In the first place they are a living refutation of the old, carping prediction that there never would be any money issued from the Carson Mint; and in the second place they are the only silver dollars that have been minted for several years. They are very handsomely coined; very good to jingle, and powerful good for sore eyes. They are worth just eight cents more than two silver half dollars.

Kenneth Wayne Thomas

Ken was born Kenneth Wayne Bittinger on March 21, 1947 in Santa Ana, CA and passed away peacefully on March 18, 2014 in Carson City NV at the age of 66.

Ted E. Contri

In Loving Memory of Ted E. Contri. Born June 9, 1935 in Elko, Nevada. Passed away March 14, 2014 in Reno, Nevada. “What A Ride!”

James Franklin Proctor

James Franklin Proctor, 69, of Carson City, passed away Saturday March 8, 2014 from complications related to a fall while on a trip in Los Angles.

Marilyn D. Hall

Marilyn D. Hall, passed away on March 9, 2014 in Carson City, NV. Marilyn was born in Willmar, MN on September 11, 1927 to Clifford and Anna Lindgren, the eldest of 6 children.

Nevada’s tourney drought now at 7

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has suffered through three losing seasons in the last four years and has not gotten to the NCAA tournament for seven consecutive seasons. That’s the good news.

Carson gets sweep of Panthers

RENO — The day started on an ominous note with its best player leaving school because of illness, and ended up on a high note when Carson High posted its second consecutive baseball win over North Valleys.

Western Nevada sweeps CSN

HENDERSON — Christian Stolo scattered five hits and Rayne Raven drove in two third-inning runs to give Western Nevada College a 3-1 win over College of Southern Nevada Thursday afternoon in the first game of a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader.

Thursday, March 20

Possible cave vandal appears in court

A Fallon man suspected of the recent vandalism at Hidden Cave is in custody on unrelated charges.

Senior Center is full of activities

Were you born before 1954? If that was a yes, you are probably saying, “I’m not a senior, that senior center is for those old people!” Am I right?

Survey: Small town residents depend on their newspaper

Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.

Fernley begins beautification work

The City of Fernley is taking the first small steps in its extensive Main Street beautification project.


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.

Indoor cats are safer, live longer

When a cat is adopted from CAPS, the adopter must sign an agreement that the new furry friend must remain indoors. Some potential adopters are put off by that and don’t adopt, but we have good reasons, some of which are discussed below.

How empires die

If you’re like most Americans, you believe the country is now solidly on the road to economic recovery, the greatest struggles behind us. The worst of the 2008 debt crisis, and the Great Recession that followed, are over.

Financial ‘spring cleaning’ can brighten investment picture

The days are getting longer and warmer — a sure indication of the arrival of spring. Another sign of the season may be the urge you get to do some spring cleaning. But you might not have realized that some of the same spring-cleaning techniques that can be used on your home can also apply to your investments and your overall financial strategy.

UNR drone center downtown

The Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center has found a home.

Grow your own classes return for month of April

Eight back-to-basics courses offered statewide for a great harvest The average carrot travels over 1,800 miles to get to our dinner plate. Processing and shipment of food accounts for 93 percent of our food cost.

Ranchers must apply for drought help by mid-April

Natural Resources Conservation Service Nevada has requested additional financial assistance to assist farmers and ranchers through a special initiative for agricultural producers impacted by the exceptional drought the state is experiencing.

Frost chosen for council

Kelly Frost was selected by the city council and Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. Tuesday night to fill the vacant seat left by Rachel Dahl last week.

Sharing stories from Hispaniola

A Fallon educator recently returned from his week-long, inspirational trip from the Dominican Republic with stories and life experiences to share.

Commissioners approve sale of properties in trust

The Churchill County Commissioners held their second meeting of the month on Wednesday and approved the list of properties held in trust by the Churchill County Treasurer for sale.

Nevada State Bank hosts free webinar

Small business owners looking for financing may think a conventional loan is their only choice, but there are other options to consider.

Merger should not affect local Safeway

A proposed merger between Albertsons and the nation’s second-largest grocery chain should have no bearing on future operations for three Safeway stores in Fallon, Lovelock and Hawthorne, said a spokesperson for Albertsons on Thursday.


Warning by Chief Hillhouse. The scattering of small bands of the “army of unemployed” throughout California leads Chief Hillhouse of Reno to issue the warning. “Lock your doors at night and be sure all windows are secured. While it is hardly likely that any of the hoards will venture from the main line of the railroad, should they succeed in reaching Nevada at all, yet it may be well for people to be on the watch. The commander of the army announced that they had in their ranks burglars, safe crackers, and murders, and that he could not be held responsible if their demands were not granted at Sacramento, and needless to say, they were not.

TCID water users meeting is set for Monday

The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District will hold its annual water users meeting Monday in Fallon.

Fallon stumbles in league opener

With two wins against Division I foes already under their belt, the Greenwave baseball team ran into trouble to begin the Northern Division I-A season.

Back on the dirt

The time for tinkering is over. Now it becomes who gets the job done.

Lady Wave softball pounds Fernley

Second-year Fallon softball coach Bill Archer thought scoring 13 runs in last year’s state championship would have been enough for the Lady Wave.

March Madness is nothing short of chaos

By the time you’re reading this, it’s too late.

Johnson finds home at La Verne

When Dalton Johnson was 8 years old, he found his first love.

Golferstake 7th

FERNLEY — The Fallon boys golf team shot a 455 to take seventh at the Northern Division I-A’s first tournament of the season.

Timothy Beau Ward

Timothy Beau Ward, 33, of Fallon, Nevada was taken home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 11, 2014. He died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, Nevada after a long battle with illness. Timothy was born in Reno, Nevada, and raised in Fallon, Nevada.

Diane Gamble

Diane Gamble peacefully passed from temporal life into eternal life early Monday morning, March 17, 2014. Her abiding faith in Christ became sight and she joined the myriad of saints before her, singing praise to her

William Murphey Sheerin

William Murphey Sheerin (Will) changed addresses on March 17, 2014. William was born in Reno, NV yet spent much of his early childhood in Eastern Indonesia, with a couple years also in Northern Chile

Chemical-test drone tested by university

The Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center may help the University of Nevada, Reno, foster more business partnerships like the one it has with Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc., a 10-year-old spin-off from the school’s research labs.

Pine Nuts: An ode to springtime in the Sierra

Springtime in the Sierra makes me want to write a poem, but I can’t. I’ve tried. The last poem I was able to sweat out was on my binder in 10th grade, and it probably first appeared as graffiti on a column at the Pantheon: “Latin is a dead language, dead as it can be. It killed the Romans and now it’s killing me.”

Wednesday, March 19

Executive says lithium is a lure for Tesla Motors

Drones are up in the air, figuratively as well as literally, and Nevada has the lithium that could help lure Tesla Motors to the state. Those two observations were gleaned from comments made Wednesday by Nevada Manufacturers Association Executive Director Ray Bacon at a breakfast meeting of Nevada Business Connections, a private-sector economic development organization. During a question/answer period at the gathering at the Gold Dust West, Bacon was asked by an audience member, “Anything happening on the drone situation?”

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.

Cowee headed to Wolf Pack

It has always been Aaron Cowee’s dream to play Division I football, and now he has a chance to not only do that, but to do it in his backyard.


WNC Fallon exhibit The next show in the WNC/Fallon Art Gallery is “The Smart Phone Photo Show.”

Pongasi’s 3-run HR helps CHS win league opener

Josiah Pongasi was inserted into the lead-off spot three games ago, and he’s been productive, reaching base nine times in his last 12 at-bats.

Glover shuts down Carson in opener

Carson High’s offense was nowhere to be found Tuesday afternoon in its Division I opener against North Valleys. North Valleys’ Bailey Glover threw 6.1 innings of no-hit ball before Becka Breuer hit safely. Breuer’s hit was the only one Carson could muster in a 5-1 loss.

Napoletano, Providenti win at Eagle Valley

Ken Napoletano and Nick Providenti topped the Open 1 flight low gross standings at the opening Eagle Valley Men’s Club tournament on March 15.

Contractor hired to fix health exchange

The Nevada Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved an emergency contract with Deloitte Consulting that the state hopes will pave the way to fixing the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.

Tuesday, March 18

Primary endorsement policy hurts GOP

At the recent Washoe County Republican convention a resolution was passed declaring that the local party was “manifestly opposed” to the pre-primary endorsement

Citizen’s guide to open-government laws

Do you know your rights when it comes to requesting government records or attending meetings in Nevada? Here’s a quick guide in honor of Sunshine Week, which runs through Saturday. Who can request records?


CURRENT Health care questions A representative will be able to answer your health care questions on March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Job Connect, 121 Industrial Way.

What’s new in the fight against MS?

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, symptoms can vary from fatigue and numbness to vision problems, bladder issues, difficulty walking and more; and individual symptoms can change over time, making the disease tough to diagnose. The progress and severity of MS is unpredictable, experts don’t know exactly what causes it, and there’s no known cure.

Russia invaded Georgia (the country)

That’s right Georgia. Not the state of Georgia, the country of Georgia.

Fluoride and children

Fluoride is absorbed into structures, such as bones and teeth, making them stronger and more resistant to fractures and decay

Commissioners meet Wednesday

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

Local field set for election

Five seats, though, will be uncontested, while the race for the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees features five candidates. The Mosquito, Vector Control and Weed Abatement Board has four individuals battling, while the Public Administrator, Recorder and sheriff races each has two candidates.

Free tax help for military families

The IRS provides free tax help to military members and their families through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. VITA offers free tax preparation and e-filing at sites both on and off base. It also has sites to help our military overseas. Here are five things to know about free tax help for the military:

More taxpayers are using their home computers to file

More than 27 million taxpayers have filed their tax returns from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to last year.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.


The Community Service Thrift Shop at 169 E. Center Street is open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each weekday. We are a non-profit organization run by a group of dedicated community volunteers. We do not have room for bicycles, beds, couches or large televisions. We receive donations at the back door from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays.

Just warming up

Nice and easy. It was the theme for the Fallon track teams as the Greenwave opened the season on Saturday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Officials ‘disgusted’ by vandalism

It is just three of several sentiments expressed by officials from the Churchill County Museum, Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe and the Bureau of Land Management after an act of vandalism at Hidden Cave near Grimes Point.

A Marine’s ride across the country

It was a beautiful day in Fallon for Rob Jones, a Marine veteran, double amputee and Paralympian who is continuing his journey to San Diego on a trip he started in October.

Trustees set $1 million cap on new buses

The Churchill County School District trustees set a $1 million dollar cap at their Thursday meeting for nine new buses for the districts use after hearing the proposals from Steve Russell, director of Transportation.

To itemize or not to itemize your taxes

When you file your tax return, you usually have a choice whether to itemize deductions or take the standard deduction. Before you choose, it’s a good idea to figure your deductions using both methods. Then choose the one that allows you to pay the lower amount of tax. The one that results in the higher deduction amount often gives you the most benefit.

Lady Wave swimmers split in pool

The Fallon swim teams got off to a mixed start to the opened the season last week in Reno.

Fallon stumbles in Calif. Victory Tournament

The Lady Wave softball team began the new season on the right foot, beating a Nevada school in the Victory Tournament in Elk Grove, Calif.

Fallon grads host football clinic

Next Level Performance, owned by two ex-Greenwave stars, will be hosting a five-day sport performance camp for all youth football athletes next month in Reno.

Wave notch pair of wins

Knock off two Division I schools and people start taking notice, even if it’s the first week of the season.

Melba Fay Brown

Melba Fay Brown passed away peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Renown Medical Center. She was born February 28, 1935 in Cottle County, Texas the daughter of Earnest and Allice May Goldston Fields.

Diann Louise Marangi

Diann “Lady Di” Marangi, 70, of Carson City, NV passed away on March 11, 2014. Diann is survived by her husband, Tony Marangi; mother, Ellen Kerrigan; brothers, Frank DeHaven and Tom Bunch; sister, Donna Nadeau; daughter, Dawn

Veteran analyst Julia Teska named Administration director

Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Julia Teska director of Administration. She replaces Jeff Mohlenkamp, who resigned to take a job in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Free concert set for Wednesday at community center

Carson High School’s instrumental music department will hold its free March concert Wednesday evening at the Carson Community Center, at William and Roop streets.

Karen Sue Beeghly-Roberts

Karen Sue Beeghly-Roberts was born August 23, 1947 in Fallon, Nevada to Sam and Daisy Ernst-Beeghly. She spent most of her life in Fallon with her parents and two older brothers, Ernie and Sam. She graduated from Churchill County High School in 1965.

Cindy Marie Melton

Cindy Marie Melton passed away in the early hours of February 22nd at home in Topaz Ranch Estates with her loving companion of 19 years, Jim Turk at her bedside.


Joseph A. Esenarro passed away January 29, 2014 in Reno, NV. There will be a Memorial service for Joseph on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00am at Walton’s Chapel , 1281 N. Roop St. Carson City, NV.

Monday, March 17

John R. Bullis: Standard business driving mileage rate 56 cents a mile

The 2014 standard business driving mileage rate is 56 cents per mile. The IRS adjusted that from the 56.5 cents per mile in 2013. If a business has four or fewer vehicles, it is OK to use the mileage rate instead of actual expenses. However, each vehicle’s tax basis (cost) is to be reduced by the depreciation component — 22 cents per mile. That will be important when the vehicle is sold.

January’s raw unemployment numbers up

Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 8.9 percent to 8.7 percent in January, the result of a seasonal adjustment.


A Memorial Service for Betty Wade will be Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:30pm at Walton’s Chapel in Carson City, NV. Betty passed away March 12, 2014 in Carson City.

Sunday, March 16

No big name Democrat files against Sandoval

With the filing period now closed, many races have a full slate of candidates. But the much anticipated “respectable” Democratic challenger for Gov. Brian Sandoval never materialized.

Darrell Moody: King makes splash for Claim Jumpers

Rafe King had a successful first season at Columbia College. King, the Claim Jumpers’ 6-3 shooting guard, averaged nearly 15 points a game while leading Columbia to a 12-15 record. King was named to the all-freshman team, and came within one vote of making the all-league team.

Carson ends preseason with split and 3-2 record

RENO — Carson High finished its preseason slate with a 3-2 record, but the Senators need to improve in many areas as it starts the Division I season with a home game against North Valleys at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Big day for Carson swimmers; softball drops 2

Carson High’s boys swim team knocked off both Reed and Reno in the season-opening meet at the Carson Aquatic Center on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, March 15

Job fair Tuesday

The Tahoe Basin Community Job Fair will bring dozens of local employers to the South Shore on Tuesday. The event runs 4-7 p.m. at Harrah’s Convention Center at Stateline.

Allen Rowe: Could copper be the new bullion?

In the past few years there has been a new commodity-based product being offered to the public as a bullion alternative: copper. Companies have begun to strike copper rounds and bars to mimic the idea of investing as one would in gold or silver. When buying one of these new products, ask yourself what you are actually getting for what you are buying.

Business briefs: Salon to hold three-day open house event

Salon to hold three-day open house event Paradise Salon ~ Spa ~ Wellness, 3430 Executive Pointe Way, will hold a three-day grand-opening event starting with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. March 27. Free hot air balloon rides will be offered beginning at 7 a.m. the next day.

High Desert inmate dies after fight

An inmate at High Desert Prison died Thursday following a fight with another inmate.

Ganong sixth in final World Cup downhill

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland — While Squaw Valley skier Travis Ganong continued his season-long string of quality results on Wednesday, finishing sixth in the World Cup Finals downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety became only the second American man in history to podium in all five events when he tied for second.


Health care questions A representative will be able to answer your health care questions on March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Job Connect, 121 Industrial Way

Friday, March 14

Filed Carson City Candidates

Carson General Election Candidates District Attorney Mark Krueger

Health Division OKs pot rules

The administrator of the state Health Division on Friday approved regulations designed to make marijuana available to people with certain medical conditions.

Court may alter rules for legal advice about pot

The Nevada Supreme Court has set a May 6 hearing to discuss changing the rules to allow lawyers to give advice on medical marijuana issues.

‘Mall Cop’ movie gets first film tax credit

Sony Pictures’ “Mall Cop: Blart 2” has won the first film tax credit awarded by the Nevada Film Office.

Carson garners split at Reno tourney

RENO — Carson High registered a split in second day play at the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament.

Crunkilton, Raven hit walk-off homers in sweep

Western Nevada College’s baseball team opened its four-game nonconference series by sweeping Mt. Hood Community College, 9-6 and 6-5, thanks to dramatic homers by Joey Crunkilton and Rayne Raven Friday afternoon at John L. Harvey Field.

Roger Diez: Fernley Speedway hosts test and tune session today

The local racing season is just around the corner. Fernley 95A Speedway’s pre-season test and tune session takes place today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rosemary Ann Wanta

Rosemary was born on Aug. 18, 1930 in West DePere, WI and passed away on Mar. 13, 2014 in Carson City, NV. There will be a visitation at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley on Thurs. Mar. 20th from 4-7pm and a Funeral Mass at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Fri. Mar. 21st at 10am.

Mohlenkamp resigns to take California job

Jeff Mohlenkamp, Gov. Brian Sandoval’s director of administration and chief budget officer for the past 2½ years, has resigned to take a position in California.

Judith D. Rand

Judy Rand passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at her home in Virginia City. She lived and worked in the Carson City area for the last 35 years, born and educated in Oklahoma.

Ted John Boulanger

Ted John Boulanger 72 years old, a resident of Dayton, Nevada passed on March 5th 2014 of cancer. Ted was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pack bows out of Mountain West

LAS VEGAS — Ryan Watkins scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 6 seed Boise State defeated third-seeded Nevada 75-62 in a Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinal Thursday night.

Question pits horses, sage grouse

A potential conflict between those seeking to protect the Greater Sage Grouse and wild horse and burro advocates reared its head Thursday.

Amodei town hall meeting set for Thursday in Minden

Congressman Mark Amodei will discuss the change to the TriCare Prime service area and other issues affecting veterans during a town hall meeting Thursday.

Regent Knecht joins field seeking controller’s post

Ron Knecht, a former Republican Assemblyman and current member of the Board of Regents, on Thursday joined the field of candidates to replace Kim Wallin as controller.

Carson City mayor visits Vineburg’ open house, tour

During a short trip to tour a Mound House machine plant, Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell said Thursday that manufacturing is an important slice of life in the city and region. “In my language, it creates wealth,” he told Gerd Poppinga, founder and president of Vineburg Machining. The firm’s new and expanded plant makes machine parts for medical, transport and other industries.

Thursday, March 13

Preps: Blueberg, Holton key Senators’ win

RENO — Key two-run hits by Chase Blueberg and John Holton keyed a five-run fifth ining and carried Carson High’s baseball team to a season-opening 11-4 win over Enochs at the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Reno High.

Ex-Carson High stars make Pack bullpen go

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...Don’t be surprised if you see a Carson Senators logo hanging up on the fence in the Nevada Wolf Pack’s bullpen this season.

Shadle key to Dayton success

The Dayton High softball team enters the 2014 with ace pitcher Makayla Shadle back and a new head coach.

Swimmers aim for strong season

It will be a tough encore to follow for the Fallon swim teams. Six swimmers reached the first-ever Division I-A state meet last season, but five of those graduated. Now, Ken Grimes’ club must replace the talent and keep improving.

Murray aims for more titles

Even with a bevy underclassmen, the Fallon girls track team still figures to be in the mix for regional and state titles.

Vandals strike Hidden Cave

One of Churchill County’s most prized attractions was recently struck by vandals, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

Wave chase third title

Six-and-a-half points. It’s what stood between the Fallon boys track team and a third consecutive state title last season.

Election filing closes Friday

Low turnout has been the story for local candidates filing for office, which ends today.

Arts Bar toasts to the Irish

The Churchill Arts Council will present its popular Art Bar and Open House — St. Patrick’s Day Edition — tonight at the Oats Park Art Center from 5-9 p.m. and it’s free and open to the public.

Amputee veteran cycles into Fallon

Double-amputee veteran Rob Jones will cycle through Fallon next week en route to his final destination in San Diego.

Whimple retires after 13 years with county

The Churchill County Commissioners held their first meeting of the month on Thursday, and recognized Joseph R. Whimple for his retirement after 13 years of service to the county.

Dahl steps down from City Council

Rachel Dahl resigned from the Fallon City Council on Wednesday and accepted the executive director position at Churchill Economic Development Authority (CEDA), which she starts Monday.

Take steps to protect your family business

There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family. However, your family-owned business probably helps support your family. So, when it comes to protecting both your family and your business, you need to carefully consider your moves.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers workshops

RENO — With the 2014 drought looming, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering workshops across the state this month and next to give Nevada agricultural producers, particularly alfalfa and grass hay producers, information to help them prepare for the drought. Topics will include water availability, recommended irrigation practices, insurance options and an outlook on prices. The first workshop will be March 20.

Burglary suspects agree to guilty pleas in District Court

A pair of Fallon men suspected in the recent rash of burglaries entered guilty pleas Tuesday in District Court.

Nevada and WNC’s gift to nation, the deceased and our vets

In 2008, the army veteran saw a Roster of the Dead, then totaling 4,000. He explains that with the all-volunteer military, more than in any previous war, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been remote to the vast majority of Americans. Impersonal.

Carrying the presidential football

Who will be the next U.S. president? It’s too early to even make a guess. The next presidential election won’t be held for two-and-a-half years, and potential candidates galore are polishing their resumes and making nationwide appearances to burnish their images.

What’s happening at CAPS

We really didn’t have a cold winter this year, but most people still tend to morph into couch potatoes during that part of the year. But with spring approaching next week, many of us have turned our thoughts to outdoor activities. Having more outdoor activities to do — whether they’re simply fun (like hiking) or actual labor (like tilling a veggie garden) — means toning up lazy muscles and strengthening your cardiorespiratory system.

CCSD focuses on pathogen training

The Churchill County School District held mandatory substitute teacher training at the Old High School to update substitute teachers on health situations and discuss the lack of substitutes in the district.

Discovering the beauty of the Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts is sometimes overlooked in a city filled with famous landmarks like Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Rams release former Fallon, Nevada standout Dahl

The St. Louis Rams released former Fallon and Nevada standout Harvey Dahl on Monday, according to numerous reports.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Wave aims to end title drought

Since the Lady Wave softball and boys track teams state titles in 2012, Fallon athletics has gone five straight seasons without a championship after collecting a good share in the first two years of the realignment. Fallon, though, hasn’t been in the dark during the past couple of years as several teams have finished in the top five in the state, coming that close to a crown.

Lake’s Crossing psychology workers’ hiring approved

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved contracts adding two former state employees to provide professional psychological services and administrative support at Lake’s Crossing Center in Sparks.

Pine Nuts: Brinkmanship and failed statesmanship yield to Twainmanship

As reported in the Tehran Times last month, Mark Twain’s Roughing It has been translated into Persian for the first time and is now available to Iranians. U.S.-Iranian relations have warmed dramatically according to this reporter.

Far West Nordic solid at nationals

Twenty-eight Far West Nordic Junior competitors recently returned from their best showing in nine years at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Junior Nationals in Stowe, Vt.

State government phone replacement deal OK’d

The first contract in a multimillion-dollar plan to replace existing state government telephone systems with a new, modern system was approved by the Board of Examiners on Tuesday.

Hale Bennett

Hale was born in Seattle, Washington, on Saint Patrick’s Day, 1920, the second son of Burt and Hazel. Burt was an instructor in economics at the University of Washington and Hazel was a school teacher. Soon the family moved to a 360-acre dry wheat farm outside Goldendale, Washington.

Connee Diaz Moore

Connee Diaz Moore passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Carson Tahoe Regional Hospital. One of eleven children, Consuelo Ramona Diaz was born to Esteban and Maria Diaz, on July 13, 1936 on the Moreno Ranch in Corona, California. As a child, she was raised in nearby Chino, California on her family’s dairy ranch and graduated from Chino High School in 1955.

Justin Myles Edgemon

Justin Myles Edgemon, 36, of Fallon, Nevada, died tragically on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Fallon. He was born to Lee and Joyce Edgemon of Fallon, NV on February 21, 1978 in Reno, Nevada.

40-year-old man jailed on $1 million bail after chase

A 40-year-old man was arrested at Mountain and Spear streets Wednesday night on suspicion on four felony counts after allegedly fleeing law enforcement. According to the man’s arrest report:

Dayton grad takes over top spot

DAYTON — Ryan Ransdell made a name for himself as a player at Dayton High School, making all-state his senior year.

CHS bowlerswin crown

RENO — Carson knocked off Bishop Manogue 34-11 to win the High Desert bowling championship Wednesday at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Burton has unfinished business

There is still a huge void in Deonte Burton’s college basketball career.

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.

Incumbents file for another term in Congress

Incumbents Mark Amodei and Steven Horsford have now both filed for election to a second term in the House of Representatives.

Country artist T.G. Sheppard to perform March 28 in Minden

T.G. Sheppard, whose hits include “Last Cheater’s Waltz” and “Slow Burn,” will perform at 7 p.m. March 28 in the Carson Valley Inn’s Valley Ballroom. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 12

Carson City-based oil company striking deal

Sierra Nevada Oil, LLC, a Carson City-based company, announced on Tuesday the execution of a call option agreement with Empire Petroleum Corp. of Oklahoma involving 4 million common stock shares. “Empire has provided us this outstanding opportunity to take effective control of the publicly-traded corporation to combine our lease holdings and future exploration efforts under the Empire banner,” said Ed Traub, co-owner of the Carson City limited liability company.

High Sierra Brewery Co. closing downtown Carson City doors

High Sierra Brewing Co. will leave downtown near the end of March and enter the history books unless an investor turns up, the owner-operator said Wednesday. The landlord, meanwhile, said the building at 302 N. Carson St. will undergo renovation as quickly as feasible after the micro-brewery and bar-restaurant vacates it, but it will take time for that and to find a new business tenant or tenants.

State government phone replacement deal OK’d

The first contract in a multimillion-dollar plan to replace existing state government telephone systems with a new, modern system was approved by the Board of Examiners on Tuesday.

Mall construction picks up

Bustling with activity, Carson Mall changes pick up the pace beginning this weekend as if daylight saving time and a cup of Joe are spurring a retailing revival there. The Dutch Bros. coffee stand is first out of the gate, starting its’ move from the current parking lot spot to a pad north in the parking lot and away from the front of the main mall where Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bealls will open in just weeks. Andy Head, who owns the Dutch Bros. franchise outlet with his spouse, Jill, said the plan is to close tonight but operate from a mobile unit starting Monday morning while the permanent stand’s move is under way.

Food-drying facility set to open in Lyon

Clean Dried Processing plans to open a food-drying and -processing facility in Silver Springs this summer. The Northern Nevada Development Authority, which advised the company on its decision to open in Northern Nevada, says the new facility may spur creation of related industries in Lyon County.

Lake’s Crossing psychology workers’ hiring approved

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved contracts adding two former state employees to provide professional psychological services and administrative support at Lake’s Crossing Center in Sparks.

Shirley Jean Christner

Shirley Jean Christner died February 11, 2014 at the age of 94. She was born on September 25, 1919 in Brush, Colorado. Victor Verni Stoops, her father, was born in Nebraska. Laura May (Amrine) Stoops, her mother, was born in Iowa. The family lived on a farm near Gary, Colorado.

Alice McDonald Johnson

Alice McDonald Johnson passed away March 9, 2014. Services will be Friday March 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm located at the 4 Square Church next to Best Buy.

Katherine A. Miltenberger

Katherine Miltenberger died at the age of 96 years on March 4, 2014. She was born in the rural North Carolina where she lived until she married William T. Miltenberger in 1938. Katherine and Bill traveled and worked from Florida to New York during the early years of their marriage

Sheriff’s log for Thursday, March 13

Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court: TUESDAY • A 22-year-old Sparks man was arrested at East Fifth Street and Warm Springs Road at 9:12 a.m. on warrants from that city charging contempt, fail to appear and failure-to-appear traffic. Total bail was set at $2,576.

Vapor Supply grand opening is Saturday

Nevada Vapor Supply, 206 N. Carson St., will hold a grand opening Saturday at which it will introduce electronic cigarette devices and starter kits to Carson City. The store, which opened earlier this year, is located across from City Hall and plans to provide music by a disc jockey, finger food and libations during 4-9 p.m. event.


CURRENT Health care questions A representative will be able to answer your health care questions on March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Job Connect, 121 Industrial Way.

Tuesday, March 11

Carson teams start season

Carson High’s softball and baseball teams swing into action this week with tournament games.

2 Carson City manufacturers to speak

Representatives of Carson City’s Concept Automatic System and United States Welding Corp. are among those set to speak about manufacturing March 19 at a Nevada Business Connections breakfast meeting at the Gold Dust West. David Midboe of CAS is among those scheduled to talk, according to Kris Holt, director for the private-sector economic-development organization, as is Mike Reitman of the welding firm.

Comstock Mining has $25M in revenue

VIRGINIA CITY — Revenue of $24.8 million and a significant drop in annual net losses were among 2013 results reported Tuesday by Comstock Mining Inc. In its first full year of operations, the company said, it produced 186,482 ounces of silver and 17,739 ounces of gold, or a total of 20,815 gold equivalent ounces, thereby exceeding guidance about production. The firm said it also secured a new, lower cost $5 million revolving credit facility, which will be used for working capital to ramp up production and expand the Lucerne Mine.

Bealls divulges grand-opening details

When Carson City’s new Bealls family apparel store holds a grand opening at the Carson Mall in six weeks, free tote bags for initial customers and a chance at a $500 shopping spree will be on the line. A ribbon-cutting is set for 8:45 a.m. on April 24 at the mall, 1345 N. Carson St., with store doors slated to open 15 minutes later.

USPS continues study on Pony Express Station

The U.S. Postal Service is continuing to assess its operations, but if a continuing study is any indication, Fallon’s Pony Express Station may be riding off into the sunset.


They are the unsung heroes when saving lives. The members come from all walks of life, yet when the call goes out, they travel the county’s roads and trails by assisting law enforcement, state or federal agencies or the military.

Drought limits water season

It’s been another long, dry winter and the forecast is not any better. As a result of a crippling drought and well below average snowpack in the Sierra mountains, farmers and ranchers will have a limited water season.

Fallon man killed in 2-car collision

A Fallon man was killed when his vehicle collided with a hay trailer early Tuesday morning, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

CCSD Trustees to meet Thursday

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

They’re not shooting at us

There are two kinds of people in this world; those who find the glass half full, and those who find it half empty. I’m the former and my son, Doug, finds it half empty. It makes for a lot of discussion when there are problems in the house.

The latest findings on children’s ADHD

Every kid has a hard time sitting still, and it’s not out of the ordinary for a child to drop a crayon midcolor when the opening music of her favorite cartoon beckons. But if your child has a really hard time staying focused, is more hyper than most of his friends and acts impulsively, he may have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

Marines always remembered, never forgotten

Two tragedies occurring almost a year apart remind us of military training and the risks our servicemen and women face every day.

Tips to protect your kids from underage drinking and driving

Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magnified.

This plague of mankind banished

Republicans are getting itchy again. They see the possibility of a nice juicy war developing in Ukraine, and they can hardly contain themselves. They couldn’t get President Obama to declare war on Syria or Iran and they were getting despondent. But now Russia invades Ukraine, and boy, are Republicans excited. What’s amazing is that there’s always room for Jell-O — sorry, always money for war, but no money for programs that actually help American citizens. Republicans whine that we are going broke, except when it’s a war we are buying.

Flag flown for fallen hero Jason Disney

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – The various sounds of the airfield whirl with a sort of rhythmic chaos as Air Force flight crews keep everything in order preparing aircrafts for flight.

SENIOR NEWS: Shared decision-making in health care

Health care experts are rediscovering an old-fashioned concept that may help lower health care costs and improve the quality of health care: shared decision making. What is shared decision making? It is when you and your doctor work together as co-pilots as you travel through the health care system. And you have the right to ask your doctor to use shared decision making whenever you need to decide among several treatment options.

Veteran Presence

Since winning the school’s first state baseball title in decades, the Greenwave spent the last two seasons in a minor, downward spiraling funk.

Focus is on pitching, defense

It felt like yesterday when the Fallon and Fernley softball teams were battling for state supremacy.

Boys golfers aim for state bid

The short game is where the scoring drops. It is also where the focus of Fallon boys coach Rich Evans has been during the first several weeks of practice.

Senior Center readies for March fundraiser

Churchill County Senior Center invites the public to “Purses with a Purpose,” a fundraising event on Saturday. New, or slightly used, purses, hats (including men’s), scarves and jewelry may be purchased. Doors will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at the senior center, 310 E. Court St. in Fallon.

Marsh receives NAC Silver Beaver Award

RENO — This year’s Annual Recognition Dinner at the Atlantis Casino honored eight volunteers in the Nevada Area Council (NAC) for their outstanding service to the Boy Scouts of America and their community.

Wellington man dies in crash

Wellington resident Joseph Miceli, 59, has been identified as the pilot killed in a plane crash found in the Pine Nuts east of Carson City, Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

Merkley nabs All-American honor

Don’t start calling him Captain America just quite yet. But becoming an All-American is off Colin Merkley’s bucket list.

USMC releases name of pilot who crashed on March 1

A private memorial service is scheduled for Thursday for a Marine Corps pilot who died March 1 when his jet crashed east of Fallon.

Vergine Louise Brown

“You are my sunshine my only sunshine”. Vergine Louise Brown, Harold Brown’s “sunshine”, was born on September 29th, 1930 in Buhl, Idaho to Bewley and Pauline Spencer.

James Reece Harrill

James Reece Harrill, beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, ended his life’s journey on March 3 after a long illness. He was 75.

Monday, March 10

Half tomato, half potato plant not available in U.S.

Some call it a mutant. Others call it a “Frankenstein plant.” Still others think of it as the perfect solution for a small space garden. What exactly is a TomTato? It is a plant that can grow cherry tomatoes on top and white potatoes on its roots. I first saw it mentioned in an issue of The Smithsonian magazine and wondered what it was. When I googled it, I found it was created by a British horticulture mail order company, Thompson and Morgan.

John Bullis: 7 out of 10 will need long-term care insurance

It is important for seniors to have a long-term care plan. Many folks dread and avoid discussing this planning. They know about seven out of 10 folks that reach age 65 will require some form of long-term care during their lives. They hope it is not them.

Pack ready for MW tournament

There is still a huge void in Deonte Burton’s college basketball career. “I had goals coming in and I’ve reached some of them,” the Nevada Wolf Pack senior point guard said this week. “But there is still one I haven’t reached and that’s the NCAA Tournament.”

Capt. Virgil Lee Ball

Virgil Lee Ball was born in Henryetta, OK. He was a retired commercial airline pilot for Western Airlines. After retirement he drove a school bus for Incline Village, NV for 11 years

Paul E. Dierlam

Paul E. Dierlam, 94, passed away March 6, 2014 in Carson City, NV. Paul was born December 21, 1919 in Port Aransas, TX to Ray and Sarah Dierlam. Paul proudly served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty years.

$14.9M Kingsbury Grade repaving contract approved Monday

The state transportation board Monday approved a $14.9 million contract to repave part of Kingsbury Grade between Daggett Pass and Highway 50 along the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Ramblin’ Jack to perform at Piper’s

Legendary singer and songwriter Ramblin’ Jack Elliott will perform for the fifth annual “A Night to Imagine,” a benefit concert for Community Chest, a nonprofit agency that serves Lyon and Storey counties.

Sunday, March 9

Burton burns Rebels in home finale

RENO — Deonte Burton and the Nevada Wolf Pack said goodbye to Lawlor Events Center in style Saturday night.

Saturday, March 8

Dayton girl a state finalist in pageant

Makayla Mariah Horrocks, 16, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Nevada pageant to be held July 11-12 at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.

Business briefs: Millward joins Houghton Jones in Minden

Millward joins Houghton Jones in Minden The law firm of Houghton Jones, APC., has expanded its office and services by relocating to Minden, and has added a new associate attorney, Michael G. Millward, Esq. Millward has years of experience in debt negotiations, bankruptcy and business litigation in both federal and state court. He received his juris doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2008, completing courses for a business law emphasis.

WNC drops two to Snow College

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected from its original verision.

Darrell Moody: Racquetball courts, please

Anybody that knows me, knows that I never discuss politics, and because I don’t believe in the Electoral College, I will never ever vote in a presidential election.

Dust Devils field small but talented track squad

DAYTON — Dayton High track coach Mike Paul said his numbers are down this year, but he also pointed out he has no shortage of quality athletes and potential state-meet qualifiers.

Cardoza sentencing set for April 21

Leonardo Cardoza will be sentenced April 21 for first-degree murder in the death of Desiree Bragg. But instead of having the jury impose the sentence, both sides in the case agreed to have District Judge James Wilson make the decision — primarily because of jurors’ negative reaction when they were told that, normally in these types of cases, the jury chooses the penalty.

McKenna files, cites unfinished business

John McKenna is seeking a second term on Carson City’s Board of Supervisors to complete tasks slowed by economic malaise, he said after filing to retain the seat from Ward 3.

Woman argued with husband before shooting

A Round Hill woman argued with her husband the morning she’s accused of shooting him twice, killing him. Tatiana Leibel, 50, is being held on $500,000 bail on a charge of open murder in the shooting of her husband, Harold Leibel, 64. She claimed he committed suicide.

Woodbury files to seek DA’s post

Jason Woodbury formally filed to run for Carson City district attorney Friday. He will face Assistant District Attorney Mark Kreuger, who filed earlier in the week.

Friday, March 7

Roger Diez: Chase already heating up in Vegas desert

The 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship is shaping up already, with two drivers firmly in the field.

WNC splits twin-bill

Western Nevada College did its best Jekyll and Hyde imitation during Friday’s Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader at Edmonds Sports Complex.

Pack looks to sweep Rebels

RENO — David Carter will freely admit he’s not a big fan of Senior Night.

Frederick W. Dressler- Our very best, to a good man. We will miss him.

Strong and Silent Unspoken words, carried on the wind

Eleanor Trumeter

Eleanor Trumeter age 101 came to Carson City in 2007 to live with her Daughter, Lynn and to be closer to her Granddaughter, Lisa. In 2012 she moved to the Lodge, an assisted living place. Friday, February 28, 2014 she went to be with the lord.

Don Ray Alford

On February 9, 2014 Don Ray Alford, 78, joined his wife Josephine in heaven. Don was born to Benny and Georgia Alford in St. Louis Missouri on August 2, 1935. Don is survived by his children Patricia, Brian, Jay and Debbie. Grand children Tina, Darren, Vanessa, Jacob, Brandon, Madison, Janae and Spencer. As well as great and great great grandchildren. Don requested that no services be held. He was cremated and laid to rest with his wife at The Gardens Funeral Home in Fallon, NV.


Our beloved Shalene lost her battle with cancer on March 3, 2014. She fought so hard to stay with her daughters, Annika and Lauren. She loved nothing more than being called “Mommy” by these 2 special girls. T


Richard Wood Redman passed away February 25, 2014 in Carson City, NV. Richard was born September 15, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska to John and Neva Redman. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Julie Morris. Richard will be dearly missed by his mother, Neva Redman, one sister, Barbara Morris. Four nephews, Eric, John, Frank and Chuck, and one niece, Leigh Anne. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Samuel Henry Dupuis

Sam Dupuis passed away on March 3rd, 2014 in Wellington, Nevada at the age of 87. He was born in Renton, Washington on May 3rd, 1926. Sam retired to this peaceful area in Nevada 23 years ago after spending his early life in the Seattle area

Ethel Katharina Schlapkohl Kinkel

Born: June 29, 1921 to Wilhelm and Margarethe Ruther Schlapkohl in Alexandria, SD. She moved to Carson City as a teenager. In 1941, Ethel married Arthur Lewis Kinkel and they became the proud parents of three boys Mike, Bill and Jerry.

James Jeffrey (“JJ”) Jackson

James Jeffrey (“J.J.”) Jackson died Feb. 28, 2014. JJ was born Oct. 31, 1958 in Tulsa, OK., the son of Gene and Carolyn Jeffreys Jackson. JJ began practicing law in 1987.

Edward Like

On March 2, 2014 surrounded at home by his family at his bedside Edward Like, 88 went to be with our Lord. This remarkable husband and father was born in Hilo, Hawaii.

Sandoval files to seek 2nd term

Gov. Brian Sandoval filed to run for re-election today, saying it’s premature for him to decide whether he will extend the sunsetted tax increases and funding diversions used to balance the state budget.

BAC seeks input about upcoming season

The Brewery Arts Center (BAC), Carson City’s premiere epicenter for the arts since 1977 has developed a survey for the residents of Carson City to be able to tell us their wants, needs and what they expect from their local arts center. The survey is only 22 questions and accessible through the link here and will remain live until Friday.

Leonardo Cardoza found guilty of murder 1 in 2013 death of Carson City woman

After more than nine hours of deliberation, jurors on Thursday convicted Leonardo Cardoza of first-degree murder. With the deadly weapon enhancement, that means he could face two life sentences without the possibility of parole in the death of Desiree Bragg.

Thursday, March 6

Friday Fodder: One last home hurrah for Pack’s Deonte Buckets

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Western Athletic Conference and Mountain West opponents have feared the beard the last four years.

Performance to benefit rescue efforts of wild horses

Mike Beck returns to Café at Adele’s at 6 p.m. March 14 in a benefit performance for The Joyful Horse Project, and in support of wild-horse-rescue efforts in Northern Nevada.

Experienced Senators need pitchers to step up

It was a tough year for Bryan Manoukian & Co. in 2013. The Carson Senators went 14-19 overall, including a 7-15 record in league play. The only positive is that the team secured the last of eight playoff spots, and actually played well in the postseason despite going 0-2.

CHS softball coach optimistic heading into second season

Shelby Tuttle’s first season as head softball coach was a tough one. The Carson Senators had a 9-22 overall record, including a 3-13 league mark, and they missed the zone playoffs.

Smart tips for your income tax refund

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


WNC Fallon exhibit The next show in the WNC/Fallon Art Gallery is “The Smart Phone Photo Show.”

Fallon design firm poised for next round of growth

For the five years that’s she’s been running Buttsup Duck Designs LLC, Kelly Campbell has focused on keeping dollars in Fallon and Churchill County.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.

San Francisco’s fabulous Musee Mecanique

For more than 90 years, San Francisco’s Musee Mecanique has been a cherished albeit quirky attraction in the city by the bay.

Can Obama handle a foreign crisis?

Secretary of Defense Hagel announced recently that the U.S. Army personnel will be scaled back to pre-World War II levels. In totally unrelated events, Russia’s Putin invaded Ukraine and there is a Russian warship docked in Cuba.

College fee hikes: Why my answer is still no

Nevada regents will consider today a general fee increases for our colleges and universities. Administrators seek four percent annual hikes for four years for resident undergraduates and lower percentages for non-resident and graduate students, who pay much higher fees.

Churchill gaming sees slight increase; state falls 2.76%

Total gaming win dipped 2.76 percent to $884.2 million in January and the primary problem was that bettors did better than average — especially in the Tahoe Basin.

The smartest financial moves for women

On Saturday, we observe International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s economic, political and social achievements. Yet women everywhere still face challenges — and here in the United States, one of their biggest challenges may be to gain the resources they need to enjoy a comfortable retirement. So, if you’re a woman, what steps should you take to make progress toward this goal?

County down 10K for fiscal year

Churchill County reported a 2.2 percent increase to $29.1 million in taxable sales for December.


WNC Community Education classes are not-for-profit. For a current list of classes, visit or if you have questions call the Fallon Community Education Office at 775-423-7565 ext. 2240.

What a dog or cat is

This column ran the following editorial, “I am a dog, not a thing,” last year, but it’s worth repeating because it is true and touching. But perhaps you haven’t read this heartfelt piece of writing, which appears at many websites, by Penny Eims ( CAPS, though, also loves cats, and most of the content also applies to our feline friends.

Candidate filings slow for first week

Filing for local offices has been slow through Thursday. These are the latest profiles of candidates who filed this week.


Too Much Delay in Project Opening. It now looks like the opening of lands to settlement will be delayed, possible until next fall, at earliest, unless the Reclamation officials in Washington wake up and take a comprehensive view of actual conditions on the Truckee-Carson Project. There is plenty of water, plenty of land and in many instances the ditches are already constructed, while settlers are here waiting to take up the land.


If you lose your job or your employer lays you off, you may be able to get unemployment benefits. The payments may be a welcomed relief. But you should know that they’re taxable.

What’s happening at your library?

“A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure,” Author Lilian Jackson Braun. If you have a card you already know this to be true. The adventure that is the library comes in all sizes and shapes; from books and story times to magazines and movies.

Turn clocks ahead on Sunday

It’s that time again! Right when your kids were finally sleeping well, we get to throw another wrench into their system and change their schedule.

Burglary suspects pleads guilty to meth drug charge

A Fallon woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to drug charges in connection with a recently busted burglary ring.

Flags at half-staff for pilot

Flags flew at half-mast this week to remember the Marine Corps pilot who died in a jet crash Saturday afternoon near the Monitor Mountain Range.

New athletic facility opens in Carson

Rob Heaton graduated from Carson High School back in 1995, but has never held a job in Carson City.

Snow, flat light challenges athletes in KT-22 Banzai

There’s no telling what Mother Nature will throw at skiers and snowboarders on any given stop of the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour.

Winter sports show Fallon’s strength

Only three schools managed to finish in the top four of the northern region in all three winter sports. One of them resides off South Taylor Street.

Merkley aims for All-American

Forgive Colin Merkley if he has a big chip on his shoulder, even if that chip happens to be his knee. “I felt jipped last year blowing out my knee in the qualifying round, so I was a little mad and disrespected,” Merkley said. “I wanted to win it.”

Greenwave football commits to Calif. game

Fallon’s chase to snap a decades-long state title drought begins next season in California. The Greenwave football team accepted an invitation last month to play in the Honor Bowl at Del Oro High School in Loomis. The Honor Bowl is a tribute to the armed forces and features five games in Loomis and five games in Oceanside.

NIAA realignment set for the south

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Southern Nevada Realignment Committee approved as many as two schools each from the DI’s Sunset and Sunrise Regions to move to the DI-A, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Tedford earns all-state honor

Running the point and taking control of the offense led Fallon junior Ali Tedford to capture more honors on Wednesday.


CURRENT Health care questions A representative will be able to answer your health care questions on March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Job Connect, 121 Industrial Way.

Cardoza case goes to jury

Despite conceding that his client drove the car that killed Desiree Bragg, defense lawyer Jesse Kalter on Thursday asked jurors to acquit his client. The case went to the jury at noon following lengthy closing arguments from both sides.

Blueberg pitches Nevada past Pacific, 8-4

STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of Nevada (5-7) baseball team defeated Pacific (7-7) Tuesday at Klein Family Field by a score of 8-4.

Pine Nuts: There’s something going on here

We all suspect there are forces affecting our lives that we don’t know anything about, and now I’m convinced of their presence. Allow me to relate a personal incident that falls far outside the realm of coincidence or statistics.

Wednesday, March 5

Prosecution in trial over woman’s death calls for first-degree murder conviction

Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger called on jurors to convict Leonardo Cardoza of first-degree murder Wednesday, saying he intentionally rammed his minivan into Desiree Bragg in a rage Jan. 26, 2013. The prosecution gave its closing argument after a long day that began with added drama after Bragg’s long-missing fiancé was arrested in California and brought back to Carson City.

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.

Ross to open its doors Saturday

Ross Dress For Less, an off-price apparel chain store, is opening the Carson City outlet at Southgate shopping center Saturday after moving in from northern Douglas County. The store, which had been at 914 Jacks Valley Road, was closed and the move is being completed this week for a grand opening at 9 a.m., which will be preceded by an 8:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. The address for the new outlet is 4201 S. Carson St.


BASKETBALL Rafe King, Carson, Columbia: Is averaging 14 points a game through 12 conference games.

Big year for track program

This is a huge year for Carson High track. The Senators are hosting seven different meets, including the regional trials, regional finals and state finals over the course of the last three weeks of May.

CHS readies for season

Ten days and counting. That’s when the 2014 track season gets started for Carson High School. The Senators will host Manogue, Spanish Springs and Reno at 9 a.m. in the first of seven different meets hosted at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex this year.

Treasurer files for secretary of state

Termed-out Treasurer Kate Marshall filed Wednesday for the secretary of state’s post being vacated by Ross Miller, who also is termed out.

Pack wins 2-OTthriller at Boise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deonte Burton scored eight of his 25 points in the second overtime as Nevada recorded a dramatic 83-81 double-overtime victory over Boise State on Wednesday night.

Aces hosting National Anthem auditions Saturday

The Reno Aces Baseball Club will hold auditions for performers to sing the National Anthem this season at Aces Ballpark on Saturday.

Karnos, Roque key WNC victory

Max Karnos developed a two-seam fastball after his freshman year in high school, and it’s turned out to be his favorite pitch.


WNC Fallon exhibit The next show in the WNC/Fallon Art Gallery is “The Smart Phone Photo Show.”

Command waits to release name of deceased pilot

The name of a military pilot who was killed over the weekend in a crash about 140 miles east of Fallon is still waiting release by his command, said a Navy spokesperson on Tuesday.


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

Reignite that spark and rekindle your love

If you’re like many couples, after years together (and maybe a few kids) the passion can cool. But with some effort, you can re-ignite that spark. Dr. Jennifer Berman and Dr. Rachael Ross, co-hosts on The Doctors and experts in women’s sexual health and medicine, share their best tips to help keep the romance alive in long-term relationships.

The real boss of the house

It begins early every morning around 4 a.m. when our little dachshund Riley does his “I need to go out, right now!” He’s been sleeping all night with my son, Doug, at one end of the house, but he’s come into my bedroom clear at the other end of the house to wake me.

Voice of the Community

NEW CULTURE OF INDENTURED SERVANTS Editor: Jeanette Strong states, in her February 26th. column, “an unfettered Free market is really Social Darwinism, where the strong, devour the poor.”

Newest worldwide action sounds warning

The Obama administration finds itself in a no-win situation with Russian President Putin ordering troops into Ukraine and Crimea.

Commissioners meet this Friday

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

Some things defy logic

About 7.1 billion people live on this planet. It defies logic that so many people haven’t had a cataclysmic impact on our environment and contributed mightily to climate change.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Trustees select bank to meet CCSD’s needs

After a 90-minutes delay of listening to 47 people discuss the handling of wrestling coach Mitch Overlie’s spring coaching assignment, the Churchill County School Board then focused on their agenda items at Thursday’s meeting.

Police alert public on utility scam

The Fallon Police Department has received information concerning a scam, said Capt. Ron Wenger in a press releasse.

Fallon’s role in UAV-testing program

The city of Fallon is working to find its niche as it prepares to become one of four Nevada test sites for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.

Support for Overlie

For about 90 minutes, friends and supporters of Mitch Overlie provided testimonials about the embattled coach’s character, drive and passion for Fallon’s youth.

Testing Emergency Response

Naval Air Station Fallon took part in the annual exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield last week by holding an anti-terrorism and force-protection exercise.

Hutchinson bidding for lieutenant gov.

For the past eight months, Mark Hutchinson has been on the campaign trail.

FYC makes a difference for children

In this debut column, it is my job to introduce The Fallon Youth Club (The Club) to our community, a task I have attempted for the last six years, but to date, have failed to complete in that I have not properly described our services to the community. I know I have failed because, if you had a thorough understanding of the services we provide to the youth of our community, you would be lining up to contribute to our efforts. So consider this column a challenge, to you, to visit our operation, talk with us and witness, for yourself, the quality of the services The Club provides to this community.

Tuesday, March 4

4 boys players honored

Four Carson High boys basketball players were named to the all-Sierra League team by a vote of league coaches. Cameron Price was one of seven first-team selections, while guard Kyle Steele was a second-team pick.

Community Sports: S. Tahoe-Whittell golf tournament set

Registration for the South Tahoe-Whittell Booster Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 3-4 at Edgewood Golf Club.

Assemblywoman Flores files for lieutenant governor

Assemblywoman Lucy Flores filed as a Democrat to run for lieutenant governor Tuesday, and she said she is working to improve relations with Northern and rural Nevadans.

Carson to hostWolf Pack practice

RENO — Nevada football coach Brian Polian announced the Wolf Pack spring football schedule Tuesday, which includes a pair of workouts to be held at high schools in Reno and Carson City.

Blueberg pitches Nevada past Pacific, 8-4

STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of Nevada (5-7) baseball team defeated Pacific (7-7) Tuesday at Klein Family Field by a score of 8-4.

Spikers on a roll

The Churchill County Middle School volleyball teams are on a hot streak.

Marsh finds home in S.C.

Caitlyn Marsh grew up wanting to play for her parents’ alma matter, the BYU Cougars. But when they told her that she wouldn’t be able to play in the program, it didn’t stop her from fulfilling one of her dreams of playing collegiate volleyball.

Monsters at Jurassic Lake

The Patagonia region of Argentina has been referred to as a trout fishing Mecca, so when my buddy Casey Long, the booking agent for this lodge, invited us to come and film an episode of “Wild Fish Wild Palces” in Southern Argentina it was a prompt response of “when do we leave.”

Trainers in training

As the world of sports continues to grow, the need for athletic trainers has also jumped.

Chuck Muth: Magic cure for a losing streak? Peanut butter

Actor Glenn Morshower is not a household name. But as one of the hardest-working men in Hollywood, literally, you’ve likely seen his face at one time or another on either the big screen or the little one.

Monday, March 3

John R. Bullis: Self-directed IRAs have some distinctive rules

A self-directed IRA allows the account owner to make investment decisions. Certain transactions and investments are prohibited. IRAs can invest in a wide variety of assets. Most IRA custodians limit what a taxpayer may purchase. The self-directed IRA is used to invest in items most custodians do not offer or allow. IRAs generally cannot invest in life insurance contracts or collectibles. Investing in metal and coins is prohibited, but certain U.S. gold, silver and platinum coins and certain precious-metal bullion are allowed as investments.

Lieutenant governor is a coveted job as Nevada filing week begins

State Sen. Mark Hutchinson, R-Las Vegas, filed to run for lieutenant governor Monday, saying he still opposes piping water frokm eastern Nevada to Las Vegas.

Group favors Silver Springs

The Clean Dried Processing plant at Silver Springs beginning operations in June is a Northern Nevada subsidiary of LaBudde Group Inc., based in Wisconsin, according to the Northern Nevada Development Authority. Clean Drive Processing was announced last week as going into a plant of about 150,000 square feet at Silver Springs in Lyon County with up to 20 employees expected for initial operations, but other details were sketchy. On Monday, NNDA issued a release saying it is a subsidiary of LaBudde Group, which has been in Wisconsin since 1907, and will employ from 10 to 20 initially.

Constance Alexander

Constance Alexander, 70, passed away Saturday evening February 15 at Carson Tahoe Hospital.

Rickey (Rick) Allen Sparks

Carson city since 1971, passed away February 7, 2014

Obituary Suzanne Orton

Resident of Fernley, Nevada. She is survived by her husband - Dwight, daughters - Barbara and Katheren, and grandchildren - Christephor, Nicholas, and Samantha. There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony on February 16th in Fernley. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at

Obituary: Rosalyn Cecelia Gwin

On January 27, 2014, Rosalyn Cecelia Gwin passed away peacefully in her sleep. Rosalyn was 85 years old when she entered into rest. She was born May 13, 1928 in Racine, Wisconsin. “Roz” was the oldest daughter of the late Thomas and Adeline Telesio.

Nelda Price Clements

Nelda Price Clements, born 4/23/41 passed from this earth 2/6/14. Nelda was a loving and compassionate woman who loved being a wife, mother, friend and caregiver.

Grace D. Flinn

Ms. Flinn died on February 10, 2014 at Carson Tahoe Hospital with her daughters and surviving sisters by her side. She was born in Yuma, Arizona to Juan M. Siqueiros and Francisca Del Valle.

Michelle Thompson

Michelle Boiselle Thompson (52) of Dayton, Nevada. Passed away February 11, 2014

Katy G. Stolt

On February 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm, after complications brought on by diabetes, Katy Gonzales Stolt of Carson City, NV, left this life and entered into eternity with the Lord. Born Catarina Gonzales, Katy was born to

Delma Elaine Emery

Delma Elaine Cress Emery was born in Fallon, Nevada on December 26, 1929to Louis E. and Jean Menard Cress. Delma passed away in Carson City, Nevada on February 15, 2014. She graduated from Churchill County High School and later met and married Lowell D. Emery. Together they built Emery & Associates, a successful land surveying business. Both were active members of Fallon’s Lutheran Church. Her last years were spent as a resident at Highland Manor.

Sunday, March 2

Kathryn Ann Lathrop

Kathryn Ann (Mathis) Lathrop, daughter to Charles and Evelyn Mathis, lived January 24, 1952 - February 24 2014. Kathryn is survived by her mother Evelyn, her siblings Yvonne, Marsha and Chuck, sons Benjamin and James, and grandchildren Sabrina, Andrea, Vivian and Xander, and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathy was an employee for the State of Nevada for almost 30 years.

Candidate filing period begins Monday

All eyes will be on the governor’s race when candidate filing opens Monday morning, waiting to see who Harry Reid and the Democratic Party have found to run against Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Tahoe gaming sees double-digit drop, state falls 2.76%

Total gaming win dipped 2.76 percent to $884.2 million in January and the primary problem was that bettors did better than average — especially in the Tahoe Basin.

Brewery Arts Center touts wine walk, workshops, demos

Classes and workshops by instructors at the Brewery Arts Center are planned today even as the BAC also participates in the downtown Wine Walk.

Saturday, March 1

Karnos, Roque key WNC victory

Max Karnos developed a two-seam fastball after his freshman year in high school, and it’s turned out to be his favorite pitch.

Josh Peacock drafted by indoor football team

The dream lives on. Josh Peacock, who just finished his fourth year of football at Hiram College, was the No. 15 draft pick overall in this week’s American Indoor Football draft. Peacock was selected by the Cleveland Patriots, who were just invited to join the AIF this season.

New athletic facility opens in Carson

Rob Heaton graduated from Carson High School back in 1995, but has never held a job in Carson City.

Business briefs

$3.1 million in job contracts announced for D&D Roofing D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal announced it has new contracts for $3.1 million in new jobs, including a project at the Carson Mall.

William “Bill” Campbell II

William “Bill” Campbell II passed away February 13, 2014 in Carson City, NV following a lengthy illness. Bill was born on July 19, 1944 in New London, CT to Commander William Clark Campbell and his wife Elaine “Candy”. At a young age he became an international traveler along with his family stationed at Naval bases around the world. William volunteered for the US Marines at the age of 18, serving in Vietnam as an air traffic controller.

Glen M. Peoples

A celebration for life is scheduled at one of our favorite restaurants! Please join us in toasting Glen’s memory at Glen Eagle’s on March 15, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm.

Latest update: NAS Fallon Hornet involved in training crash

9 p.m. — Updated by NSAWC: search crews on the scene. No new media releases planned at this time.

Update 9 p.m.: NAS Fallon jet crash

9 p.m. — Updated by NSAWC: search crews on the scene. No new information unless events break before midnight.