Stories for May 2014


Saturday, May 31

2014 High School Graduates

2014 High School Graduates

Education achievements: Carson woman achieves at Furman University

Emma Kortemeier of Carson City was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. The dean’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

Military achievements: Carson grad completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Chelsea Milburn, a 2008 graduate of Carson High School, graduated from U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Whitt headed to prestigious Cape Cod

Carson High graduate Adam Whitt has been invited to play for the Cotuit Kettleers of the prestigious Cape Cod League.

NNDA chief touts benefits to Carson City

When Northern Nevada Development Authority officials report to Carson City’s Board of Supervisors Thursday, money will be just part of the argument for continued and enhanced support. To be sure, money will be prominent in the mix. Rob Hooper, NNDA executive director, gave a preview of his pitch on why the Carson City, development authority and regional partnership makes both dollars and sense for Nevada’s capital city. He said Friday since Jan. 1, 2010, six companies representing 220 jobs came to the city and that meant $47.5 million in estimated five-year economic impacts.

Carson’s Nelson beats Douglas

Joe Nelson didn’t get much offensive support, but he didn’t need it. Nelson, an incoming junior, threw six strong innings of four-hit ball and helped himself with a run-scoring ground out to lead the Carson Blue Jays to a 2-0 win over Douglas Saturday afternoon at the Reno Knights Memorial Day Tournament at Ron McNutt Field.

Traditional look favored for Carson office renovation

The former Citibank building in Carson City may soon get an old face lift. The 22,000-square-foot building at the corner of Curry and Telegraph streets is being renovated by the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation, which bought the 50-year-old structure last year for $900,000.

WNC Summer Classes

Community Education classes offer a fun and wonderful experience where you can become part of your community and join others of similar interests.

Why smart employers care about work, life

The line between “work” and “personal life” has become really (really!) blurred for most American workers.

Making a big impact with your small business

When it comes to offering specialized, one-on-one support and niche product offerings, nothing beats shopping with a locally-owned small business.

NV Energy online tools keep customers informed

NV Energy is bringing a whole new meaning to the term power tools. New options will help customers know how much energy they use each week and provide detailed information on power outages.

Adopt a shelter cat in June

Many national animal/pet organizations declare June as “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.”

Riggins take on the issues

Before I get to today’s comments, I need to make a correction of sorts from the last column. In that writing I chastised the school board for not being aware of budget shortfalls until the tentative budget was put forth. Apparently, reduction in force (RIF) notices were to be sent, but an employee neglected to do so within deadline constraints. The board was aware of budget issues. I concede the point.

senior menus

Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St.

The interests that bind colleagues

Just because individuals retire from a lifelong profession, that doesn’t mean they pack their boxes and memories and head out of the classroom.

Free yourself from cycle of emotional investing

In many areas of your life, you’re probably aware that it’s useful to keep emotions out of your decision-making — and that’s certainly the case with investing. However, it can be difficult to keep your feelings from influencing your investment decisions. But you may find it easier to invest with your head, rather than your heart, if you know a little something about two different cycles: the market cycle and your emotional cycle.

Brownfield Grants award $1.2 million to rural counties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday the Northern Nevada Development Authority and Churchill County will be one of 171 communities nationwide receiving Brownfields funding to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment.

CCSD finalizes next year’s budget

The Churchill County School Board met Wednesday night for a special meeting to discuss the ending budget fund and what cuts could be made to meet the recommended 4 percent.

Relay for Life plans future fundraisers

With the main Relay for Life less than a month away, the next two weekends will be busy with fundraising activities for the annual event.

CCHS freshman wins essay contest

Churchill County High School freshman Caitlin Maronde recently won the Armed Services YMCA essay contest for military hero for ninth and 10th grades.

Friday, May 30

Krebs sharp in return to mound

Kyle Krebs hadn’t pitched since breaking a finger on his left hand in late March, but you wouldn’t know it by his performance Friday night.

Thomas pitches for UNLV in loss to OSU

Minden product Matt Thomas pitched in relief for UNLV in its 10-3 loss against UC Irvine Friday afternoon in the opening game of the NCAA Corvallis Regional.

High court gives benefit of doubt to policyholder in insurance case

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled this week that, when an insurance policy is vague or ambiguous, the policyholder, not the insurance company, should get the benefit of the doubt.

Man charged with rape

John Allen Teifel, 43, was arrested Friday on charges he raped a woman that, according to the complaint, “is mentally or physically incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his or her conduct.” According to the complaint, Teifel had sex with the woman. That is a Category A felony punishable by up to life in prison.

Clark-Washoe March sales offset rural losses

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


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:

Nugget awards local youth $1,000 scholarships

Twenty five of Northern Nevada’s most promising high school graduates each received a $1,000 scholarship from John Ascuaga’s Nugget on May 20.

Veterans issue marching orders to get kids in shape

CARSON CITY — A group of retired military leaders says it’s a matter of national security to improve the health and education of children.

Issues to consider before adopting a pet

When it comes to getting a furry family member, please don’t make it a snap decision: “Oh, that puppy/kitten is just so incredibly cute. I must have him now!” That cute critter, if cared for properly, will be a family member for the next 10 to 15 years, perhaps longer.


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

So goes the freedom of speech ...

“Thought control” is decapitation without removal of the head. The head remains attached but is filled with political propaganda that obstructs the mind’s capacity for critical judgment. Reduced to unthinking “dead-heads,” the victims of the indoctrination do not trust the efficacy of their own minds and are dependent on an outside source for mental direction, that is, to tell them what to believe and what to do. As civilized as mankind claims to be, we are yet surrounded by laboratory governments that continue the practice of decapitating their subject-citizens with political propaganda in the production of “useful idiots.” Theirs is the world of “Transylvania” — in real life and real time.

Vets problem is more than a partisan issue

Actually, VA centers have been extinguishing small blazes for the past 40 years since Vietnam, but now the problem of serving thousands of veterans from three major conflicts is catching up to the VA, and the agency is struggling to provide quality care to veterans, many of whom wait for weeks, even months to be seen for some of the most serious ailments.

Back in the ring

Despite the absence of a long-time coach, the action-packed tradition rages on.

Training day coming for CCHS grads

As the presence of the sports world increases, so does caring for its athletes.

Time to add trophy to Fallon-Fernley rivalry

No one expected any other finale, well, perhaps in Southern Nevada.

Mental toughness lifts workouts

Mental toughness, man aren’t we tired of hearing about that topic. Well, no, not at all. It is one of the most important topics we can talk about.

Fallon man pleads not guilty to battery counts

A Fallon man appeared Tuesday in District Court on four felony charges stemming from a domestic incident in March.

Lady Wave nets 3 all-state honors

With a pair of trophies its third state title in four years, the Fallon softball team is still cleaning up.

Thursday, May 29

Keema sparks Blue Jays to victory

RENO — The last time Carson played at Damonte Ranch, the team left with a bitter season-ending 14-13 defeat.

Health: The 9 best tips to finally quit smoking

t harms every organ in your body. That’s one reason to quit. Smoking also causes nearly one-third of all cancers, leads to heart and respiratory diseases and kills an estimated 443,000 Americans every year — those are some others. To help you kick the habit, we asked The Doctors’ Facebook followers how they quit, and quit for good. Hundreds of former smokers responded: They told us it’s tough, they said you have to be committed, but they showed us it’s possible. Here is some of their best advice:

Pine Nuts: Mark Twain and the Native American

Racism, by its definition, is based upon a supposition that one’s own race is superior to another. Mark Twain was as hard on whites as he was on anybody: “There are many humorous things in the world, among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.”

Wednesday, May 28

Blue Jays open summer season today

Once again, it will be a busy and impacted summer for the Carson High Blue Jays baseball squad.

WNC Summer Classes

Community Education classes offer a fun and wonderful experience where you can become part of your community and join others of similar interests.


Murder. Corruption. Greed. Fame. And all that jazz. The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, “Chicago,” to Northern Nevada on weekends May 9-18.

Vegetable beef soup

All of us old folks who lived through the depression, remember just how difficult it was to cook meals with a limited income. Our family was no different, and we found ways to stretch a dollar. Lots of meals consisted of vegetables that were really inexpensive those days.

Just your cup of tea

Recently, Tea Party candidates have been trounced in the primaries by traditional Republicans. That would be reason to shout, except traditional Republicans have been led so far right by the Tea Party, it’s doubtful voters could tell the difference. Most all Republican goals are the same as the Tea Party’s. Keep that in mind as you read this column.


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.

Progress made on 2014 Farm Bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced continued progress during the first 90 days of implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law in February.

Benefits abound to eat locally produced food

“There are many good reasons to eat locally produced foods, the first among them that they’re very good for us,” said cardiologist and professional chef Michael S. Fenster, MD, (, author of “Eating Well, Living Better” and “The Fallacy of the Calorie.”

Local produce available in Churchill County

It’s that wonderful time of year again when fresh food enters our homes within hours or even minutes of being harvested. The tastes are amazing, the quality is fantastic, and the nutritional value is at its peak.

WNC nursing grads honored at pinning ceremony

Western Nevada College recognized 35 associate degree nursing graduates during its traditional pinning ceremony.


TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE A RIGHT Jeanette Strong’s LVN column of 5-21-14 is in response to my recent letter to the editor.

CASA program coming soon

Employees are getting excited at the county’s Department of Public Health and Human Services about the new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program that will begin to take shape this summer and is designed to aid local youth.

Cooperative Extension offers farm, food tourism workshop

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Herds and Harvest Program — with cosponsor Utah State University — will hold a Farm and Food Tourism workshop Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clark County Cooperative Extension office, 8050 Paradise Road, Suite 100 in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, May 27

7 CHS players honored for baseball

Seven Carson High players — Chase Blueberg, Gehrig Tucker, Josiah Pongasi, T.J. Thomsen, Jace Zampirro, Brandon Allen and Dom Norton — were honored by the Northern Nevada Division I baseball coaches.

CHS put on great show at state meet

Thanks to the hard work of the officials at Carson High and the plethora of volunteer help from the community, the school’s first-ever attempt at hosting the NIAA State Track & Field Championships was a smashing success.

Fallon’s crusade for title subdued

RENO — They battled, grinded and left it all on the field. The desired result, however, came up short as the Fallon baseball team fell 9-2 to Faith Lutheran in the Division I-A state championship game at Peccole Park.

Title Wave

RENO — Courtney Cross moved a few steps in right field, secured the final out with both hands and then sprinted as fast as she could to the infield.

Maturity leads to softball title

They defeated a Division I school that made the playoffs. They scared a couple of California schools in March.

Break doesn’t fall Heck’s way

CARSON CITY — The break didn’t go with Nathan Heck. A broken pole thwarted the Fallon junior’s chance at a state title in the pole vault on Friday at the Division I-A state track meet at Carson High School.

Swimmers, golfer contend at state events

Up against powerhouses Boulder City and Truckee, the Fallon swimmers gave it their best.

Chuck Muth: And the top conservatives are

Citizen Outreach has announced the names of its conservative award recipients for 2014. They are…

Monday, May 26

Their turn at state meet

The top track and field athletes from four different classifications in the Silver State invade the Jim Frank Track Complex at Carson High School for the annual NIAA state championships.

4 CHS players tabbed for LSP hoop game

The fifth annual LSP All-Star basketball game for graduating seniors is set for Wednesday at Bishop Manogue High School. The girls start the action at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:30.

Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested on suspicion of robbery with a deadly weapon

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 9:04 p.m., Timothy Jim, 21, was arrested on suspicion of felony counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail was set at $50,000.

Two sought in home invasion

Detectives are investigating a home invasion and robbery that happened early Sunday. Carson City Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home ain 1200 block of Canvasback Drive at 4:49 a.m. by the resident who said two men kicked in the back door to the garage, then the door to the kitchen.

Saturday, May 24

Kipling 4th at state swim

LAS VEGAS — Dagen Kipling concluded the high school season with a fourth-place finish in the 200 individual medley and a fifth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke at the NIAA State Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday afternoon at UNLV.

Carson City Republican Women award scholarships

The Carson City Republican Women recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Carson High School seniors. Shown from the left are scholarship winner Sam Bruketta, Carson City Republican Women’s Scholarship Committee members Barbara Sweeting, Sandy Markoe, and Joan O’Lear, scholarship winner Adam Peterson, scholarship chairwoman Laurel Stadler, and Scholarship Committee member Carolee Berglan.

Birth announcments

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: To Tonja Michelle Miller and Joshua Raymond Rudy of Mound House, a son, Cash Alan Rudy, born May 9, 2014, weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces.

Education achievements

Douglas student honored in Washington, D.C. Spencer Flanders, a 15-year-old sophomore at Douglas High School, was named the West Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the fight against tobacco at a gala in the nation’s capital on May 15 along with a national winner, three other U.S. regional winners and a group winner.

Knights donation

Dennis W. Stark and Superintendent Keith Savage hold a check presented to the Lyon County School District from Knights of Columbus Council 6688.

Peru excursion

Travis and Lu Skaggs of Carson City presented the girls at the Hogar Mercedes de Jesus Molina Religiosas Marianitas Orphanage with T-shirts donated by the Carson Lions during their recent excursion to Peru. The orphanage, located in a small village just outside of Cusco, is home to 15 young girls and is sponsored by the Collette Vacations Foundation.

Winder graduates basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Anthony J. Winder graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Preston, 400 relay team lead CHS effort

Madison Preston has been the queen of the triple jump in Northern Nevada this year, and she continued her domination on Saturday.

TahNeva track results

Carson Middle School’s Abel Carter and Carson Valley’s Alexa Moss were the big winners at the season-ending TahNeva track and field meet at the Jim Frank Track Complex Wednesday at Carson.

Darrell Moody: Yamamoto earnsacademic honors

Lisa Yamamoto gives true meaning to the term student-athlete. She has shown the unique ability to balance an ultra-heavy academic load and playing college softball.

Reid grabs state crown with thrilling 400 victory

Revenge is sweet. Just ask Carson High’s Corey Reid. Reid, who was edged out by McQueen’s Sebastian Feyersinger at the finish line in the regional finals, nipped the McQueen star by .02 thanks to a dramatic finish on Saturday to win the 400-meter Division I state championship at the NIAA State Track & Field Championships at the Jim Frank Track Complex.

NIAA State Track Results

Division I boys Team scores: McQueen 85, Centennial 76, Green Valley 54, Arbor View 51, Canyon Springs 51, Gorman 47, Liberty 43, Silverado 34,Reno 26, Douglas 25. Carson 24.

Business briefly: Carson High grad named partner at law firm

Angela Bullentini, a native of Carson City and graduate of Carson High School, has been made a partner in the law firm of Kilpatrick, Adler, and Bullentini as of January. Bullentini has practiced personal injury law under the direction of Charles Kilpatrick since 2007. Her two partners, Charles Kilpatrick and Ernest Adler, have served Carson City residents since 1975 and 1977.

Allen Rowe: When the collecting bug hits

When it comes to collecting coins, there are a host of things that sparks people to collect. Whether history, hoarding, assembling, or treasure hunting, each collector has their own reason for being interested in coins.

Aztecs outlast Pack in 10, 3-2

LAS VEGAS – The third-seeded San Diego State Aztecs (40-19) moved on to the 2014 Mountain West championship game for the second consecutive season, after defeating No. 4 Nevada 3-2 in walk-off fashion on Saturday afternoon from Earl E. Wilson Stadium.

Carson man celebrates 90th birthday

Alfred E. Sheehan of Carson City celebrated his 90th birthday May 18. Sheehan grew up on his family’s farm in Oregon. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 and became an instructional pilot. During World War II, he ferried aircraft and trained other recruits to fly B-24 bomber aircrafts.

Lady Wave wins 3rd state softball title since 2011

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

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Teachers’ aide accused of sex with 14-year-old

A teachers’ aide at Eagle Valley Middle School has been charged with four counts of having sex with a 14-year-old student. Stephanie Mariskanish was charged in a criminal complaint filed Friday in Carson Justice Court.

Motion, Emotion on display

Senior Jayveon Taylor of Bonanza High School leads the boys 100m dash at the NIAA State Track & Field Championships on Friday at Carson High School. The event continues today.

Sheriff’s Log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City THURSDAY • Michael Proctor, 35, of Carson City was arrested at 4:36 p.m. on a Dayton Justice Court warrant charging him with felony driving under the influence. According to the complaint, Proctor was charged with “driving under the influence of alcohol having previously been convicted of felony driving under the influence.” That second felony charge is a Category B felony. His bail was set at $20,000.

Meyer a strong 2nd in 400

If you are a track fan, remember the name ValerieSue Meyer. If her freshman year is any indication, you will be hearing Meyer’s name quite often in the next three years.

Koch frustrated no more after title

Dayton High’s Joshua Koch summed up his season up until this week as frustrating.

Roger Diez: Big weekend for racing around the world

It is Memorial Day weekend, when we honor those who have given their lives in service to our country. It’s also one of the biggest racing weekends of the year, with the Indy 500, the Monaco Grand Prix, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, the Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park, and a points race at Fernley 95A Speedway.

More than 1.1 million registered for primary vote

More than 1.1 million Nevadans are listed as registered to vote in the June 10 primary elections.

Friday, May 23

How a Fernley woman is helping to lower costs of prescription medicine

Catherine, a resident of Fernley, is someone you quickly realize after the first few moments of conversation, has lived an extraordinary life — one most of us only dream of. She is also one of the tens of thousands in her state who have faced their share of health related problems and near bankruptcy, the result of mounting hospital bills, and the high cost of prescription medicines necessary for recovery.


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

Thursday, May 22

Pack wins elimination game

LAS VEGAS — University of Nevada (29-26) junior Jason Deitrich tossed a shutout as the Wolf Pack eliminated San Jose State (19-38) from the Mountain West Championship with a 4-0 victory over the Spartans today at UNLV’s Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The Wolf Pack improved to 29-26 while the Spartans end the year 19-38.

Reedy out-raises incumbent Wheeler

Challenger Robin Reedy has collected significantly more in contributions through the first reporting period than incumbent Assemblyman Jim Wheeler.

Sheriff’s Log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY • Fernando Romero, 36, was arrested on suspicion of felony robbery after reportedly grabbing money from a victim at an ATM machine shortly before 10 a.m.

Friday Fodder: Carter faced with damage control next season

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... David Carter has some serious damage control to worry about this spring and summer.

Lady Wave shoots down Eagles

RENO —Despite a tremendous performance from Rileigh Ricken, it was a freshman who saved the day for the Fallon softball team.

Wave poised to bring back hardware

The last time the Greenwave sports program won a Division I-A state title came two years ago in Reno.

Boys track takes underdog role

Heading into the regional meet, the Greenwave boys track and field team was nearly 20 points behind Elko.

Babe Ruth commish fighting back

A year-long rumor circulating around youth baseball is causing quite a stir.

Smith shoots for U.S. Open bid

Scott Smith is aiming for another U.S. Open appearance.

Ward, Nemeth ready for state swims

The Fallon swim team isn’t satisfied with just getting to the state meet. In fact, the Greenwave swimmers are aiming to display their talent at Saturday’s Division I-A state meet in Las Vegas.

Coach must control damage

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . David Carter has some serious damage control to worry about this spring and summer.

Car buying made easy

Buying a car may be one of the biggest purchases you make in a lifetime. When searching for the perfect car to fit your personal needs, there are many things to consider before hitting the sales lot and filling out the paperwork.

Runnin’ in the rain

A rain-soaked track didn’t stop the Churchill County Middle School track teams from a dominating performance on Wednesday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Big marketing ideas for small businesses

Are personal relationships why most consumers frequent small businesses? From the mom and pop coffee shop to the small bookstore just down the street, people enjoy the personal interactions and convenience small businesses offer.

Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And it’s just as important to regularly review your plans with your tax, legal and financial professionals in case any changes are needed. For instance, some of your wishes expressed in your will may be overridden by beneficiary designations you filled out years ago. If these designations become outdated, your assets could be passed to those you didn’t intend.


Reservoir Filled to Present Capacity. Thursday the gates were opened at the Lahontan Dam to allow the regular flow of the Carson River to pass through the conduits under the dam, the required capacity of the reservoir having been obtained by flood waters. At this height the water has reached the limit of the present riprap and if the reservoir were filled any higher the water would interfere with the work completing the dam.

Record number of WNC graduates receive degrees

A record number of graduates from both the Carson City and Fallon campuses of Western Nevada College received their degrees and certificates this week in ceremonies conducted in the two cities.

Dilfer ready for Tahoe golf tourney

Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback and Bay Area native Trent Dilfer competes in multiple pro-am golf tournaments and is a regular at the American Century Championships every summer at Edgewood-Tahoe Golf Course.

Local groupsmark MemorialDay observances

Memorial Day observances are scheduled for both Fallon and Fernley as local officials, politicians and military organizations pay their respects to the men and women who served in the nation’s military.


Churchill County Senior Center Menu and Activity Schedule Monday-Friday

Trustees can’t agree on budget

The Churchill County School board met Wednesday night to make head way with the looming deadline for the final budget cut, but trustees were unsuccessful on agreeing with the motion to move forward.

Geothermal plants clean up county dumping sites

County Commissioners met Wednesday afternoon and heard about future efforts by two geothermal plants to clean up two dumping sites where household furniture and trash have been dropped off.

Are you ready for your weekend trip?

With the Memorial Day Holiday weekend upon us and the summer vacation season fast approaching; there is no better time to “Be Car Care Aware” about your vehicle. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 13,000 Americans are killed between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. A portion of these deaths can be directly attributed to unperformed vehicle maintenance as each year neglected maintenance leads to over 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries and more than $2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses and property damage.

Keep your kids learning fun and new things this summer

Long breaks from reading, writing and critical thinking can be detrimental for students. That’s why savvy parents ensure that kids keep learning over summer. With the implementation of the Common Core and Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Standards, bridging the gap between school years is more important than ever.

Florida woman killed in single vehicle rollover

A Florida woman died in a single vehicle rollover Wednesday morning near mile marker 63 in Churchill County.

Pine Nuts: Ben Tarnoff looks at the early Bohemians of San Francisco

Tarnoff reads like he was fired and cast right out of the 1860s: “By the 1860s San Francisco had spawned an extraordinary literary scene – a band of outsiders called Bohemians. Mark Twain joined their ranks, and the encounter would shape the entire current of his life.”

Wednesday, May 21

Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting for the June 10 primary election opens Saturday across the state.

Middle schoolers show their wares at Carson

Eagle Valley Middle School track athlete Maritza Filson competes in the 100m dash at the Tah-Neva Championships Wednesday.

Spokesman: Feds will pay cost of putting Nevada on federal health exchange

A spokesman for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange says the federal government will pick up the cost of putting Nevada on the federal insurance exchange.

Butler shoots 77at state tourney

PAHRUMP — Carson High’s Dalton Butler shot a first-round 77 in the first round of the NIAA Division I championship Wednesday afternoon at Mountain Falls Golf Course.

Errors cost Wolf Pack in tourney opener

LAS VEGAS – The No. 5 Fresno State Bulldogs defeated the No. 4-seeded Nevada Wolf Pack 4-3 on Wednesday night at Earl E. Wilson Stadium to close out day one of the 2014 Mountain West Conference Championship.

Sandoval cuts back on fundraising

After the close of the candidate filing earlier this year produced no strong opponent, Gov. Brian Sandoval cut back fundraising efforts dramatically in the period from January through May.

Reid looking for big weekend on home track

Corey Reid has never beaten Northern Nevada rival Sebastian Feyersinger, and he wants that to change.

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.

Legislativecandidates:No margin for this tax

They might be running against each other in the primary but candidates for state Senate and Assembly all voice opposition to the passage of the margins tax.

White powder forces evacuation of prison administration building

The Department of Corrections Administration Building was evacuated Wednesday morning after employees discovered a white powder in a piece of mail.

Carson man celebrates 90th birthday today

Alfred E. Sheehan of Carson City is celebrating his 90th birthday today. Sheehan grew up on his family’s farm in Oregon. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 and became an instructional pilot. During World War II, he ferried aircraft and trained other recruits to fly B-24 bomber aircrafts.


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

Tuesday, May 20

Sports programs at CHS aided by online access

The Carson City School District has started open enrollment for the 2014-15 school year starting June 2 and running through June 13.

Price looking to make transition to football

A year ago, Alan Cohen made the transition to football look pretty easy.

Dayton’s Elissa seeks first state crown

DAYTON — Aaron Elissa remembers, albeit painfully, his first attempt at running the mile.

News in brief

Tuesday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers Tuesday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 5-7-4; Daily 3 Midday: 9-5-5; Daily 4: 0-8-4-8; Daily Derby: 1st:5 California Classic-2nd:7 Eureka-3rd:6 Whirl Win, Race Time: 1:42.91; Fantasy 5: 03-06-11-18-29. Mega Millions: 10-40-63-64-69, Mega Ball: 7

High court reject lawyer plea for more time to prepare in death case

A Nevada Supreme Court panel has rejected the petition by lawyers seeking more time to prepare in a potential death case, saying that right belongs to the defendant, not to the lawyers.

Nevada Health Exchange dumps Xerox

Nevada’s health insurance exchange board voted unanimously on Tuesday to dump Xerox and go with a hybrid federal-state exchange to provide health insurance benefits under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Pitching lifts Wave to regional crown

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Three solid pitching performances carried the Fallon baseball team to its first Northern Division I-A regional title in four years.

Fallon softball nabs regional title

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — After a shaky first inning, Rileigh Ricken was all business. And what a perfect time to pitch the game of her life.

Eyes on the prize

After a one-year hiatus, the Fallon baseball team returns to the Division I-A state tournament. As a sidebar, should the Greenwave win it all, they would have the most state championships in baseball in Nevada history with 10, breaking a tie with Virgin Valley (nine).

Title chase

Last year left a foul taste in their mouth but much has changed for the Lady Wave softball team.

Boys track short of title, girls 4th

It was a battle to take home the regional crown as the regional track meet didn’t disappoint.

Grimes, Ward nab 2 state bids

It was a trio of qualifiers for the Fallon swim teams. Kyle Grimes, Katrina Ward and Kaelehn Nemeth all earned bids to this week’s Division I-A state meet in Las Vegas after solid performances at the Northern Division I-A regional meet at the Carson Aquatic Facility.

National Pet Month: Cutting costs on pet care

Regardless of whether you’re a dog, cat, bird or other pet lover, most people can agree that pets are part of the family. Caring for your pet doesn’t have to cost a fortune with a few helpful tips.

Jobless rate drops dramatically in April

Nevada’s unemployment rate dropped dramatically in April as did Churchill County’s. The seasonally adjusted rate fell a full five-tenths to 8.5 percent, but it was the unadjusted or raw rate that saw the biggest change, falling from 8.7 percent in March to 7.3 percent in April.

Our crazy apple tree

It was with a great deal of joy and a little trepidation that my son Doug and I moved into a brand new house on an acre of land. It was also a challenge just thinking about what to put where and how to make it our home.

Living a long and healthy life

How can you live a longer, healthier life? The answer is complicated and simple. “Experts” claim every conceivable option: cleanses, hormones, pills, exercises, diets, the list goes on. The options are dizzying, even to healthcare professionals.

Ad hominem or not ad hominem

Ad hominem: Appealing to one’s prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one’s intellect or reason.

Fight back against spring allergies

Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor family fun, BBQs, ballgames, and for many Americans, the start of allergy season.

Remembering Memorial Day 2014

Nobody likes war. From Normandy almost 70 years ago to Kandahar province in Afghanistan, U.S. men and women have taken the fight to the enemy.

State opposes waterway takeover

Members of the Nevada Conservation Commission expressed concern Friday that proposed EPA rules would strip the state of any control over all of the waterways in Nevada — even ditches and ponds.

The Dentists’ Office

Summer isn’t summer without a weekly visit to your community pool or, if you’re lucky, a daily plunge into the one in your backyard, and your teeth are probably the last things you’re worried about when you spend time in a swimming pool. Swimming is the best exercise, you hear this all the time, but what you do not hear often is that swimming can cause tooth erosion. Pool time can dry your skin, turn your hair an off color, and according to researchers can erode our tooth enamel.

How Medicare covers hospice care

Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult for the patient as well as his or her loved ones. That’s why I want to pass along some information about Medicare’s coverage of hospice care.

Nevada News Briefs

Research from the University of Nevada, Reno has linked water extraction in California’s Central Valley to upward movement of the Sierra Nevada mountains and earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.

CCSD meets tonight

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

County Commissioners have full meeting agenda

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

Hesselgesser ordered to attend Drug Court

A Fallon man suspected with thefts from dozen vehicles earlier this year was ordered Tuesday in District Court to Drug Court.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:

Airmen help launch Army aviation unit deployment

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

WNC graduate takes road less traveled

Navigating the obstacles that life has presented Brittany Esposito could have sidetracked or crushed the Western Nevada College graduate’s educational goals.

Portuguese Festa’s 3 queens for 2014

Three queens participated in this year’s annual Portuguese Festa, which was held last weekend. The three queens were Jordan Lipnicki, Savana Manha and Amber Mello

Who would put out a fire with a broken leg? This man would…

Sandwiched between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Americans observe Memorial Day — a day of reflection and gratitude for those who have given their very lives defending our freedom. But on this Memorial Day, let’s not only reflect and give thanks to those who have given life, but limb.

Carson eliminated after heartbreaking 14-13 loss

RENO — One would be hard pressed to find a dry eye among the Carson High baseball team as it walked in following Wednesday’s final post-game meeting of the season.

South Mountain sends Western Nevada home

PHOENIX — For the second time in a little more than 24 hours, South Mountain Community College did what no other team in the West could do to the Western Nevada College Wildcats during the 2014 baseball season: win in abbreviated fashion.

Monday, May 19

Brown back on the field for Senators

Less than a year after suffering a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee during summer camp in Lake Tahoe, Colby Brown returned to the football field with the Carson Senators.

Dilfer ready for Tahoe

Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback and Bay Area native Trent Dilfer competes in multiple pro-am golf tournaments and is a regular at the American Century Championships every summer at Edgewood-Tahoe Golf Course.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log for Tuesday, May 20

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • Gary Edelstein of Carson City was arrested at 9:40 a.m. on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle after not making rental car payments. Bail was set at $25,000 on the felony count.


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.

Saturday, May 17

Dust Devil boys shine at 1A track meet

WINNEMUCCA — Dayton High’s boys track team had a big day, finishing second to Elko at the Division 1A meet at Lowry High School.

Darrell Moody: Prep track needs qualifying marks... now

I talked recently about the fact that the track regionals need to be held on back-to-back days instead of over two weeks.

Wolf Pack drops regular-season finale

LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada baseball team lost its final game of the Mountain West regular season 4-2 at UNLV in a Governor’s Series contest Saturday.

Carter wins regional triple jump crown

Asa Carter was the victim of a questionable non-call by the judge in the long jump competition Saturday morning at the Northern Division I Championships at the Jim Frank Track Complex.

New Scoreboard

Rob Heaton, owner of Talent Athletics Center, donated a new scoreboard to Carson City Little League and Carson City Pop Warner. Shown at the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony are Carson City Little League President Tom Lawson, center, and Carson City Pop Warner President Brett Clampitt, center right.

Elks celebrate Mother’s Day

Tahoe-Douglas Elks 2670 celebrated Mother’s Day on May 11 with a program and champagne brunch which was attended by 48 people. Red or white flowers were presented to all the attendees, and the oldest and youngest mothers were presented with a corsage. Pictured are chairman PER Jim Plamenig, youngest mother Beth Corpier, oldest mother at 100 years Sarah Otradovec, ER Toni Wendt.

Law & Order dinner

Two hundred people attended Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 held its annual Law & Order dinner and awards program on May 9. Flag presentation was by Douglas County Explorer Scouts Color Guard.

Business licenses

The following Carson City business licenses were filed in April. Aero Machine Inc., 4770 Convair Drive, general business, Aero Machine Inc., owner, 775-884-4430. Amy’s Cabin, 962 Ridgefield Drive, general business, Amy’s Eden Senior Care LLC, owner, 775-884-3336.

Tahoe Dive Center now operating in Carson

Tahoe Dive Center, a full service PADI five star scuba center, is fully operational at 444 E. William St. The business sells and rents scuba and snorkeling equipment, services dive gear, fills paintball and air tanks, provides training and offers dive vacations.

Education achievements

Votes sought to award Silver Springs student Omar Ziadeh of Silver Springs is a finalist to win a $1,500 college scholarship through the Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program. Ziadeh was chosen as one of 10 finalists from a pool of more than 500 applicants.

Katherine S. Ginsburg

Katherine S. Ginsburg of Carson City, Born in Oceanside CA, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 27, 2014. In Honor of her request, Private services were held in CA. Donation in her memory can be made to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital c/o O.E.S. Esther Chapter #3, PO Box 1508, Carson City, NV 89702.

John Ignacio

On May 5, 2014 John rode his Harley trike to the local grocery store in Florence, Arizona to pick up various items needed for a bbq later that evening.

Nevada board ponders doctor roles in pot business

Fourteen years after Nevada made medicinal marijuana legal, the state is wrestling with a host of questions related to the emerging industry.

Carson’s Kipling enjoys big day in pool

Dagen Kipling and Tallon Rauch each qualified for finals in two events to lead Carson High’s boys squad at the Northern Division I swimming championships at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Roger Diez: Childs wins IMCA Modified race

Fernley 95A Speedway’s fourth points race was in jeopardy of cancellation Saturday afternoon, as high winds and clouds of dust blanketed the facility. Fortunately, the winds abated and the races went on as scheduled.

Reid, Preston lead CHS into track finals

Madison Preston and Corey Reid will be busy today when the top Division I track and field performers invade the Jim Frank Athletic Track Complex for the regional finals.

Friday, May 16

Caroline Best Kelley

Caroline Best Kelley passed away in Carson City on May 13, 2014, at the age of 94. Caroline was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.

James Andrew McMullen

James Andrew McMullen was born on July 6, 1922 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He attended Lawrence High School where until recently he held several track and field records.

Verna Browning

Verna Browning 96, of Carson City passed away peacefully April 29, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her son Ralph, daughter Charlotte Stanger, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held May 18, 2014 at 2:00pm at First United Methodist Church in Carson City.

Brandon Lee Means

Brandon Lee Means, my beloved son, was born August 12, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Mother Emily Marie Reeves and Father Curtis Lynn Means (RIP 02/13).

Elsie Bones

Elsie Bones 83, of Carson City, born June 15, 1931 in Detroit, MI, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

William A. “Bill” Gavin

Bill leaves behind his beloved wife, Mary; his devoted and treasured son and daughter-in-law, John and Joyce Gavin, and his adored granddaughter, Tedra Gavin. Also his niece, Nancy Sullivan and nephews, Jim and George Rear. Bill was a friend of Bill W. for 57 years.

Thursday, May 15

Douglas splits at regional softball

RENO — Douglas High’s softball team split two games on the first day of the Northern Division I regional tournament at Bishop Manogue High School.

Daggs, Baker seek state meet return

For Josilyn Daggs and Dakota Baker, the end is near.

Fajardo needs to win in 2014

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... Cody Fajardo’s Nevada Wolf Pack football legacy is at a crossroads. Nobody questions Fajardo’s ability and skills but the 2014 season is his last chance to show that he is indeed a true leader and winner.

WNC drops district opener, 16-8

PHOENIX — Western Nevada College has made a habit of preventing big innings and minimizing run totals during the 2014 baseball season.

CCMS NHS inductees

The Churchill County Middle School recently inducted 40 new members into National Honor Society.

Extension to discuss dairies, Farm Bill

With the construction and operation of the Dairy Farmers of America dry milk powder plant in Fallon, the Northern Nevada dairy industry and cluster could see more opportunities in the future. Along with the dry milk powder plant, a new Farm Bill has passed that could also impact this dairy cluster.

UNR commencement slated for today, Saturday

The University of Nevada, Reno will conduct two undergraduate ceremonies for Spring 2014 Commencement on the historic Quadrangle located on the southern part of campus.

CCSD committee recommends cuts

The Churchill County School District Budget Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss ways to fix the recent budget mishap.

Fallon Youth Club’s food programs benefit hungry children

In this month’s Club Corner, I decided to introduce you to the Fallon Youth Club’s after-school snack and summer food programs.


Menu and Activity Schedule Monday-Friday

Preventing dog bites

Next week (May 18 – 24) is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 4.5 million dog bites occur each year, and of these, 20 percent require medical attention because they are severe ( Most victims of dog bites are children, and children are usually the ones requiring medical care. The next group most bitten is senior citizens.

Save today for tomorrow’s college bills

Another school year is drawing to a close. If you have young children, you might be planning for their summer activities. But you also might want to look even farther into the future — to the day when your kids say “goodbye” to their local schools and “hello” to their college dormitories. When that day arrives, will you be financially prepared to pay for the high costs of higher education?

It’s Boulder City, Inc.


This and that in politics

There are issues that deserve mention but lack content for a full column discussion. Today I address some of those.

NLRB discovers union attempts to intimidate non-union workers

For the second time in a year, a Las Vegas resort-industry union — this time the powerful Culinary Union Local 226 — has been found guilty of violating federal labor law with threats and attempts to intimidate non-union workers on the Strip.

Words we don’t want to hear

They are three words a person dreads hearing because the eventual outcome can either produce good or bad results.

Portuguese Festa kicks off Saturday

The annual Portuguese Festa begins Saturday and display three queens. The event starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds multipurpose building 10 a.m. On Sunday, the festival begins at 10 a.m. at West End Elementary School for a parade.

In his own words: Trucking lobbyist Paul Enos

Northern Nevada Business Weekly: Tell us about Nevada Trucking Association and the responsibilities of your position.

Kirk’s suggestion for summer reading

If you’re looking for some books worth checking out, you might want to consider the following.

Locked and Loaded

Since winning the state title in 2011, it has been increasingly difficult to reach the championship game.

Wave aims to make splash at regionals

Barring a disqualification, the Fallon swim team already has its first state qualifier.

Lady Wave ready for title chase

To say that this year’s Division I-A regional softball tournament features one of the toughest fields in a long time would be an understatement.

Montana, Marino close the ’Stick

Before you start moving onto which of the newly drafted football players will become the next Super Bowl MVP, you might want to send out save the date cards for a Saturday in July.

Title defense begins for boys track

The run for a fourth-straight Northern Division I-A title may be more challenging than the past several years. Fallon’s quest to repeat as champs must run through stalwart Elko and upstart Dayton.

Evett nabs state bid

By less than a stroke, Fallon’s Jeff Evett made the state cut.

Preakness next up for California Chrome

Nearly a week after watching California Chrome run to victory at the Kentucky Derby, Steve Coburn was still trying to catch his breath — and to keep up with all the well-wishers.

Pine Nuts: How are Scotland and Ukraine alike?

Scotland will vote for her independence on Sept. 18. She boasts 5.3 million Scots in a United Kingdom of about 63 million, comprising about 8 percent of the population, yet its landmass encompasses one third of the UK.

Residents view key downtown makeovers

Residents strongly favored a design evoking historic feelings for Carson City’s former Citibank building Wednesday. After viewing two designs and voting, they toured the Adams Hub to learn about state-of-the art options at that business incubator.

Wildcats open District play vs.South Mountain

Work ethic, determination, commitment and effort are just some of the qualities that contribute to the Western Nevada College baseball team’s success.

Tuesday, May 13


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.

Nurturing prideduring thesesquicentennial

One hundred fifty is the ultimate milestone birthday, and Nevada’s yearlong sesquicentennial celebrations have undoubtedly created a sense of statewide pride among residents. Exciting times such as these remind us of the significance of unique historical and cultural events within a community, and there’s no better place to commemorate this type of history than with a visit to the nearest museum.

Stuffed green peppers

Looking back at the years my husband Van and I spent together, and the friends we made during those days, I think perhaps only a few of about 50 people I recall who are still with us. One of those now gone was Sam, a card playing and fishing buddy of Van’s.

Unmark hypertension by tracking blood pressure

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

Simple skincare secrets

Skin is the largest organ in the body and it’s important to protect and care for it in order to keep it looking healthy and vibrant. Daily exposure to elements such as low humidity, harsh winds, ultraviolet rays, even your laundry detergent and makeup can take their toll, resulting in dry or irritated skin.

Putting an ‘I’ into eye care

When going through your health checklists, you probably think about your blood pressure, weight and cholesterol levels. But what people often neglect is actually right in front of our eyes — our vision.

Opportunity exists to volunteer for early separation

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) — Due to the excellent retention and outstanding recruiting success, the Navy is reinstating the Enlisted Early Transition Program (EETP).

Radiation plus hormones offers best outcomes for cancer

The combination of radiotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is more effective than radiotherapy alone for preventing disease recurrence in men with localised prostate cancer, according to research findings presented at the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) 33rd annual congress in Vienna, Austria.

Former mayor weighs in on haylift

Editor’s note: Mert Demonski and I have talked on previous occasions about the emergency haylift. Friday’s article brought back some memories for the former Fallon mayor.


United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 — The Flag 8. Respect for flag; k. The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

Zero tolerance for Bundy’s racism

I touched on Cliven Bundy’s racist remarks in my last column. Here’s the text of his comments. “I want to tell you one more thing about the Negro.”

CCSD makes budget mistake

The budget cuts seem to be an ongoing dilemma for the Churchill County School Board because of a recent error that will affect the budget and not allow the riffing of three employees.


3rd Quarter Honor Roll 4th Grade A Honor Roll Bateman, Callie

Johnson retires from D.A.R.E program

After 16 years of dedicated service, Kevin Johnson has retired from being an instructor for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program.

The library is the place for early learning

Did you know? 90 percent of brain development occurs before age five.

Fallon man avoids prison

A 22-year-old Fallon man avoided a prison sentence Tuesday in District Court on a domestic violence charge.


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

Alm to appear at town hall meeting

A town hall meeting for Dr. Vance Alm, a candidate for Congressional District 2, will be held Wednesday at the Serendipity Corner Bookstore, 507 S. Maine St., from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Resident dies in house fire

A 54-year-old Fallon man died as a result of burns caused by a house fire Monday night.

Hoops bonanza on Thursday

The Rock and Jock Basketball Extravaganza returns to Churchill County High School at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Lady Wave sweeps South Tahoe

Rolling into the postseason is never a bad thing.

So close

In a battle of desperation, the Fallon baseball team came up just short.

Swimmers notch trio of wins

Three out of four isn’t a bad way to end the regular season.

Weather hinders Fallon tracksters

It looked more like a scene out of Burning Man than a high school track meet. A cold and breezy morning soon turned into a dust storm associated with the annual counter-culture festival.

Regionals puts best talent on display

From the diamond to the pool, this weekend has a flavor for all sports fans.

Bighorns sweep Spanish Springs

The Oasis Academy Bighorns lacrosse team earned a pair of wins against Spring Springs on Saturday. The under-13 club Bighorns fell behind early, but rallied for a 10-5 win and improved to 2-3 on the season.

Chuck Muth: It’s the night of the living dead liberal agenda

Quite often the only thing worse than a bad movie is the sequel. And so it is with the Left’s agenda this election season.

Monday, May 12

Meet with family to decide who gets ‘special’ items

First make a list of your collections of special items. It could be antique furniture, old guns, special china or silverware, dolls, sculptures, old cars, baseball cards, etc. Then consider meeting with the family before you decide which items will go to which family members (or friends). Maybe a beneficiary will prefer receiving cash instead of a collectible item.

Woman faces 9 counts after meth-related arrest

A Washington state woman faces nine counts, including felony possession of methamphetamine, after what began as a simple field interview because she looked like someone that officers were looking for.

High court suspends Reno lawyer Dickerson

The Nevada Supreme Court on Monday ordered Reno lawyer Jeffrey Dickerson’s license suspended for 18 months.

Deloris Eloise Souza

Deloris Eloise Souza (73), an amazing, generous woman, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a sister in law, a niece and to most nanny, passed away April 23, 2014.

Delphin Ilean Bendickson

Delphin Ilean Bendickson was born on June 12, 1940, in Sparks, Nevada. On May 6, 2014, her daughter Laurie Bendickson got the chance to give her mother one final special gift by singing her the song “Mother, I love You” over the phone while she was at the hospital and then she passed away a couple minutes later.

Ray Harvey Rickard

Ray passed from this world during the early morning hours of May 3, 2014, doing what he loved best. You would never have guessed that Ray was three months shy of his 66th birthday as he was 1,400 miles into a 3,000 mile bike ride across the continent

Lucille Hargrove

Lucille Hargrove of Fallon, passed away April 22, 2014 at Banner Hospital. Lucille was born April 11, 1924 in Crockett, California.

Myrna Fay Drennan

Myrna Fay Drennan was born in Paris, ID on Sept 4, 1934 and died suddenly May 30, 2014 in Fallon, NV. She graduated from University of Idaho and degree in business management a field in which is worked in for over 40 years.

Alexander James Fimbres (A.J.)

Alexander James Fimbres (A.J.) was born on Nov. 23, 1986 in San Francisco, CA weighing in at 11lbs. 8 1/2 oz. 23in. long.

Debra Lynn Elder

Debra Lynn Elder, 58, of Carson City passed on April 19th, 2014 in Mesa, AZ. Mrs. Elder was born on July 1, 1955, in Quincy, California to Lestal and Shirley McClure.

Thomas John Whiteman

Thomas John Whiteman born December 21, 1943 passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2014 with his wife by his side.


WNC’s Chicago Murder. Corruption. Greed. Fame. And all that jazz. The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, “Chicago,” to Northern Nevada on weekends May 9-18.

Sunday, May 11

Truckers welcome fuel savings in new regulation

Trucking executives in northern Nevada who usually cast a wary eye on the regulatory requirements in neighboring California are finding that one new rule is actually saving them some money.

Middlegate: Highway 50 icon toils off the grid

The Loneliest Highway could get a lot lonelier.

Saturday, May 10

Wildcats softball team deserves praise for its run

Kudos to Western Nevada College’s softball team for its nice playoff run.

Meyer sets record; Reid moves on in four events

ValerieSue Meyer is only a freshman, but she’s already making her presence felt.

Reynolds, Bennett lead WNC to region title

WEST JORDAN, Utah — Welcome back, Kody Reynolds. After missing the last part of the regular season with a broken finger, the freshman from McQueen High School in Reno made his return to the Western Nevada College lineup in time for the Region 18 Tournament baseball championship on Saturday.

WNC blanks SLCC 5-0 to reach SWAC finals

SALT LAKE CITY — The Western Nevada College Wildcats moved into the Scenic West Athletic Conference fnals with a 5-0 win over host Salt Lake Friday afternoon at Cate Field.

Retailers expect $293 million in Mother’s Day sales

The Retail Association of Nevada expects $293 million in Mother’s Day sales this year. A spokesman said the National Retail Federation expects consumers to spend an average of $162.94 each on gifts for Mom.

Comstock prices its stock at $1.59 a share

VIRGINIA CITY — Comstock Mining priced 6.5 million shares or more in a previously announced public stock offering at $1.59 per share, according to a Friday announcement from the firm. The pricing was disclosed for an offering expected to close Wednesday. The company also has granted underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 975,000 shares of common stock to cover any over-allotments that might develop. Net proceeds to the mining company are expected to be about $9.5 million.

Ormat posts solid quarterly earnings

RENO — Ormat Technologies reported net income for the first quarter this year of $21.6 million, or 47 cents per share, attributable to company shareholders. Quarterly financial highlights for the geothermal energy company included an increase in revenues of 19.8 percent to $142.4 million and a boost in gross margins from 22.5 percent to 37.5 percent.

Suit: Labor chief letting employers cheat workers

A complaint filed in Carson District Court charges that the Labor commissioner is letting employers cheat minimum-wage workers.

Giants’ Bumgarner stifles LA in 3-1 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched eight superb innings and Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer, leading the San Francisco Giants past the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Friday night.

Milone gets first win as A’s power past Nationals, 8-0

OAKLAND— Tommy Milone tossed eight innings of two-hit ball for his first win of the season, and three teammates homered to power the Oakland Athletics past the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Friday.

Friday, May 9

NV Energy talks of predictable, stable rates

NV Energy ratepayers should look forward to “predictable, stable rates” from a disciplined company, the president said Wednesday.

Peel denied release on numerous assault charges

A Fallon man was denied a release Thursday in Justice Court on several charges of violence.

Signs retirement plan may be in trouble

After the 2008 economic meltdown, when the stock market fell 37 percent, veteran financial advisor Curt Whipple said he met with clients from outside financial institutions who’d lost 50 to 60 percent of their portfolio in a single year.

Starting a business at a home? Don’t stint on your coverage

Suszanne Parker knows that people often are watching their pennies closely when they decide to operate a business from their home.

Cliven Bundy: Hero or villian?

It would be unusual for a Nevada resident to have not heard of Cliven Bundy, although a month ago I couldn’t make that statement. Since his historic standoff with the BLM, he has been called both villain and hero. I have watched local and national news and can’t help but notice the incomplete or completely lacking information used to develop media positions. Hopefully, I can shed some factual light on the issues.

Shanker won’t support margin tax

Let’s say that Nevada teacher-union officials get their wish this fall and voters approve the massive tax-increase measure that will be on the ballot.

Pine Nuts: The cows are milking themselves

Bad news travels fast. Fact is, bad news can circle the globe before good news gets out of the gate. For example, did you know that vaccination programs for children have prevented more than 100 million cases of serious contagious disease in the U.S. since 1924? Neither did I. That’s a lot of kids that didn’t get sick, perhaps even you and your kids. So now we can pause, reflect and say, “Wow, thanks for that.”

TCID cuts back on allotments

Drought conditions are forcing the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District to pull back on water allotments once again.

Health exchange fees to more than double

The fees charged by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange will more than double next year.

Teamwork to fighting sexual assault

A tug-of-war contest among the various commands to conclude Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Naval Air Station Fallon on Wednesday placed a spotlight on teamwork to bring more focus on the the theme.


Western Nevada College Fallon’s annual student show and barbecue is taking place Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Student work in photography, digital arts, ceramics, painting, drawing and printmaking will be represented.

Community reception welcomes new doctors

The Fallon Chamber of Commerce recently had an open house at the Oats Park Art Center for two new physicians to Banner Churchill Community Hospital, doctors Raymond Ryan and Lisa Rasmussen, both who specialize in general surgery.

Service dog program helps Churchill County residents

Dogs Assisting People of Northwest Nevada or DAP might not be a familiar name in Churchill County, but this organization is making their name known.

CCHS student will attend The Citadel

A Churchill County High School student was faced with a tough decision when deciding which military college to attend.

Local art students place in Junior Duck Stamp contest

Seventeen art students attending Rising Sun Art Studios represented Churchill County in the 2014 Nevada Federal Junior Duck Design Contest and received congratulations from Conservation through the Arts, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from Susan Sawyer, visitor service manager of the Stillwater NWR complex.

Contractors feel sticker shock on project bonding

Like many small and mid-sized contractors, Alisa Acosta came out of the recession simply happy that her Reno-based company, A.R. Acosta Ltd., was still in business.

NHP focusing more on pedestrian safety

With summer time approaching more pedestrians will be out and about in our community.

Tickets remains for Cristina Pato and Migrations

There are still some tickets available for the performance by Cristina Pato and Migrations tomorrow night at the Art Center.


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

Thursday, May 8

Moyle comes up big again for Carson High

For the second straight day, Carson High’s youngest player saved the day.

Douglas wins in rivalry matchup

Allison Meyer and Corryne Diaz combined to deliver seven hits Thursday to help boost Douglas High School to a 7-2 Northern Division I regular season-ending softball victory at Carson.

Big day for WNC men, women

SALT LAKE CITY — Getting the best of College of Southern Nevada has become the norm for the Western Nevada College baseball team in 2014.

Description of voter-ID initiative’s effect rewritten

A state judge this week rewrote a description that details the effect of a voter photo-identification initiative backed by conservative activist Sharron Angle.

Governor reflects on his 4-H days

If you’ve ever participated in 4-H or been given information by a Master Gardener, you’re one of hundreds of thousands of Nevadans for reason to celebrate this month.

Discovering Toquima Cave’s prehistoric paintings

While petroglyphs, which are prehistoric rock writing, are found in many places in Nevada, far less common are examples of pictographs or prehistoric paintings.

Looking at several interesting art books

Robert Heinecken: Object Matter (Museum of Modern Art), by Eve Respini is the catalog of a retrospective exhibition currently on view at MoMA in New York (through June 22) which will also travel to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles where it will be shown from Oct. 5 of this year through January 2015.

Rural energy funds available

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA is seeking applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers who want to fund energy efficiency improvements or install renewable energy systems.

FCTA approved grants

The Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority met recently and approved and/or tabled the following grants:

Henley en route to the Pacific

As of this morning, my wife and I, hopefully, will have arrived in Tokyo, our first destination on a three-week Asian and Pacific adventure that will include stops in Japan, South Korea, Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands.

Love that has no bounds

Mother’s Day is an occasion for mothers to sit back and relax and be doted on by their children.

senior menu

Churchill County Senior Center 310 East Court Street


Fountain and Traffic Tower. At the meeting of the council permission was asked by the Draper Self Culture Club to erect a fountain and traffic tower at the intersection of Maine Street and Williams Avenue. They asked that the city furnish water free of charge and supply free light to the tower. After carefully considering the matter, the council by a unanimous vote granted permission. It is only a question of time when some serious accident happens at the corner referred to above, as so many autos whirl rapidly to the left around that corner.

Hidden Cave tours resume

The Bureau of Land Management and the Churchill County Museum have resumed the regularly scheduled Hidden Cave tours.

City Council met Tuesday

City Council members met Tuesday night at the City Council Chambers to approve the following items:

Motorcyclists encouraged to ride safely

Fifty-three motorcyclists died on Nevada roadways in 2013, surpassing the previous year’s number of fatalities by 39 percent, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.

Raffle ride fundraiser

The Cancer Warriors for Central Nevada are holding a Raffle Ride for Scott Wilson and Christina Santiago, both local cancer patients, on Saturday.

Aces fall to last place in division

The Aces couldn’t manage to get any offense going Tuesday night as they lost 7-0 in the series opener with the Tacoma Rainiers.

Curtain Call

This marks the end for Sara Parsons.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Battling full-court press gives new meaning to Mother’s Day

It attacks you like nothing you’ve encountered. It’s worse than giving up a walk-off home run to the No. 9 batter to win the World Series.

Lady Wave chasing No. 2 seed

Getting into the playoffs was the first goal. Trying to get back to the championship game for the fifth consecutive year is next.

Fallon baseball on verge of title

After being swept at Elko last month, the Greenwave baseball team’s chances of nabbing the league’s top seed seemed dim.

Gomes wrangles national finals bid

The Nevada State Finals Rodeo is about one month away, but Fallon has its first national representative.

Wildcats ready for ‘wide-open’ tourney

Serving as a host for the Region 18 baseball tournament doesn’t automatically translate into many championships over the past half-decade.

Tracksters ready for finale

It is the final tune-up before the rubber meets the road.

State’s city attorneys are seeking pot law guidance

City attorneys asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to move quickly on a rule change allowing lawyers to advise clients on medical marijuana issues.

Pine Nuts: ‘Saving Lake Tahoe’ a must-read

Michael Makley is Nevada’s most prodigious author. Following preeminent biographies of John Mackay & William Sharon, Makley collaborated with his son, Matthew, on a history of Cave Rock.

Fernley back in focus for distribution and manufacturing

Companies looking for industrial space in Northern Nevada increasingly are looking at sites in Fernley.

Rising lime prices leave sour taste with restaurateurs

A huge bump in the cost of limes is eating into profits at area restaurants and bars. Prices for the green citrus used in various food recipes, especially Mexican dishes, as well as in cocktails have about tripled this year.

Lovelock’s Lovers Lock locks up hearts of lovestruck visitors

One of Northern Nevada’s offbeat tourist attractions is getting ready for an expansion.

Agency creates plans to diversify economy

After spending much of the last year exploring the prime assets of a tri-country region of central Nevada, the Great Basin Regional Development Authority is moving forward with plans to attract new businesses to Lander, White Pine and Eureka counties.

Wednesday, May 7

Zampirro HR keys CHS wn over Tigers

MINDEN — Jace Zampirro knew he had made good contact on the ball. It just took a moment or two before he realized how good.

Douglas hitters batter Senators

MINDEN — The Douglas Tigers came out swinging and never stopped.

Judge clarifies effect of photo-ID initiative

CARSON CITY — A state judge Wednesday rewrote a description that details the effect of a voter photo-identification initiative backed by conservative activist Sharron Angle.

Carson golfers 4th in tune-up

GENOA — Dalton Butler finished in a three-way tie for first, firing a 2-over-par 74 at Genoa Lakes Wednesday to lead the Carson High golf team to a fourth-place finish in the final Sierra League meet before regional play next Tuesday and Wednesday at Thunder Canyon.

‘Chicago’ set at Carson community center

The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company will present the Broadway blockbuster “Chicago” this weekend and next at the Carson City Community Center.

Cancer Warriors sponsor raffle ride fundraiser

The Cancer Warriors for Central Nevada are holding a Raffle Ride for Scott Wilson and Christina Santiago, both local cancer patients, on Saturday.

Tuesday, May 6

City attorneys seek pot law guidance

City attorneys asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to move quickly on a rule change allowing lawyers to advise clients on medical marijuana issues.

No sophomore jinx for Carson’s Schulz

What a difference a year makes. As a freshman, Carson High’s Ian Schulz’s best effort in the discus was 123-5. Nearly a year later, Schulz has improved by 30 feet, 2 inches, and the improvement hasn’t gone unnoticed by throws coach Mike Louisiana.

Tortoise-adoption program expands to Northern Nevada

Tortoise Group, the Las Vegas nonprofit that manages adoption of desert tortoises, is expanding its operations to Northern Nevada.

CHS squads both win JV track crowns

Carson High’s JV boys and girls track squads won in the Great Sierra JV Championship Invite on Tuesday afternoon at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Linda Marrone: Farmers markets offer a great chance to eat local food

Boy, one day it seems like spring is here and summer is on its way. I’ve been picking tulips, daffodils and lilacs. Then before you can say hurray, hurray the first of May, it’s cold weather and I feel like I need to make some soup. Well, they say, “If you don’t like the weather in Nevada, wait five minutes and it will change.” Change in seasons, change in weather, lots of changes in the air in Carson.

Dr. Carroll Arden Heffernan Jr

Dr. Carroll Arden Heffernan Jr. Former Nevada resident, Carroll Arden Heffernan Jr., 82, (Arden) passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2014 at his home in Carson City,Nevada.Arden was born May 12, 1931 in Reno, Nevada to Wanoma and Carroll Heffernan Sr.

Stanley Jay Lee

Stanley Jay Lee passed away April 26, 2014, in Carson City, Nevada. Stanley was born May 30, 1925, in Pasadena California to Charles Francis and Leo White Lee.

Sandra Lynn Heald

Sandra Lynn Heald passed away on April 13, 2014 at the age of 62. She was born June 5, 1951 in San Fernando, California to Kenneth and Anna Brewer.

Stay healthy when you travel

A vacation or weekend road trip doesn’t have to derail your diet. With some planning, you can eat well and stay healthy even while you travel.


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.

On being responsible

What’s that saying about bad things happening when good people do nothing or some words to that affect? I was thinking about this when I looked again at a column I did a couple of weeks ago, a column that I didn’t quite finish to my satisfaction.

Cowboys and Indians unite

On April 22, an alliance of ranchers, farmers and Native Americans arrived in Washington D.C. and set up a tipi camp on the National Mall. On April 26, this Cowboy-Indian Alliance marched together peacefully, by the thousands, to protest an unlawful taking of their land. Who is taking the land of these hard-working Americans, while breaking treaties that protect Native American rights? A foreign corporation which has already taken land from at least 89 landowners in Texas.

Hutchison opposes state tax initiative

State Sen. Mark Hutchison, a candidate for lieutenant governor against Sue Lowden, recently spoke at the Fallon Rotary Club to discuss the ramifications of the Education Tax Initiative, a 2% percent tax which would hurt businesses that gross more than $1 million annually.

Live Local Fallon stamps available for Fallon chapter trip to see Parsons play

Passengers are eligible to receive Live Local Fallon stamps for both “play” and “eat” on a bus trip to support a former Fallon softball player now competing for the University of Nevada, Reno.

Nevada Guard aviators improve horse-rescue skills

RENO — In an emergency situation, a Nevada Army Guard Mustang can be a horse’s best friend.

Smith is veteran of the month

Gov. Brian Sandoval recognized Sharlee Smith as Nevada’s April Veteran of the Month attended by friends, family and veteran community leaders during a recent presentation at the State Capitol.

AFL-CIO nixes margins tax

The Nevada AFL-CIO has voted to oppose passage of the teachers’ union margins tax initiative.

Making changes for a better life

Whether looking to advance their career, financial situation or personal life, taking the steps towards self-improvement is top of mind to many people.

Cooperative Extension’s wide reach

Cooperative Extension in Nevada has grown from a program to assist farmers and ranchers to one that now encompasses most segments of society as residents more about the world in which they live.

Cooperative Extension celebrates its centennial

Since the Smith-Lever Act established the nationwide Cooperative Extension system in 1914, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has been a part of Nevada life, presenting research-based knowledge and programs to address critical community needs.

Trustees meet Thursday

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

UNCE celebrates its centennial

On Thursday, the University of Nevada’s Cooperative Extension celebrates its centennial.

What parents should know about mental health

If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness.

Bessie Minor awards 2014 grants

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation (formerly Bessie Minor Charitable Fund), formed by the owners and founder of Swift Communications, awards grants to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills as well as programs focusing on the arts, languages and sciences.

Robert H. Townsend

Bob passed away at home on January 28. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Leslie, hunting partner and buddy Scrawny, mother Betty, sister Judy Casper (David), stepson Derrik Kennedy (Tiffany), stepdaughter Holly Wright-Mendoza (Shawn), grandchildren Mason, Morgan, Amaya, Kaylee, Amaliah and many other friends & family. A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2pm at the Timber’s Saloon patio 124 E. 8th Street Carson City - Gone Fishin’

Sights set on league title

The Fallon baseball team brushed aside Sparks last weekend in a Northern Division I-A series as the Greenwave allowed just two runs in three games. Fallon won the opener 9-1 and followed with an 11-1 win in six innings and a 4-0 victory to close out the set.

On Target

Locked and loaded, three Fallon archers are ready to put their skills on display on the biggest stage.

Lady Wave softball clinch playoff bid

It was the right team at the right time for the Fallon softball squad.

Martin breaks out at Western

The thought didn’t cross Sam Martin’s mind to continue swimming competitively after high school. But her mother knew that she had a lot to offer in college.

Chuck Muth: McDonald has GOP poised to regain majority

Over the past year Michael McDonald has cemented himself as perhaps the most consequential Nevada Republican Party chairman since John Mason rode herd over the party faithful in the mid-1990s. This is no mean feat.

Bench battle returns to CCHS

The second annual Battle of the Bench returns to Churchill County High School’s Grad Nite.

Fallon’s Leggett nabs 3 wins

Patricia Leggett is serving notice to the Division I-A. The Fallon sophomore came away with three wins and one second-place finish at the High Desert Invitational at Reed High School in Sparks on Friday.

De Braga has pro options

The time has come to see if the NFL thinks Trevor de Braga is ready to be given a shot at primetime.

Man gets 19 years for child porn

The man who used a hidden recorder to make videos of two young girls taking showers at his Carson City home has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison. Marcus Gabriel Henderson, 34, pleaded guilty in January to a count of attempted production of child pornography. U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks ordered the sentence and that Henderson register for life as a convicted sex offender.

Thunder star Kevin Durant wins first NBA MVP award

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant has plenty of scoring titles. Now, he finally has an MVP trophy to go with them.

Monday, May 5

MyRA paid from money you have left after taxes

President Obama announced a new kind of retirement plan called MyRA. It won’t do much to reduce your income taxes because the contributions to this new retirement savings plan are NOT deductible on your tax return. It is your account, and you keep it if you change jobs.

Carson pair arrested on felony drug counts

A Carson City woman and a Reno man were arrested in the 100 block of Corbett Street on felony drug counts. According to their arrest reports: A deputy with the Tri-County Gang Unit was searching for Rebecca Peltier, 31, of Carson City and visited her home. Her car was parked out front. Her apartment’s windows were covered with sheets, preventing the deputy from seeing inside.

Anna Mae Smith

Chicago, Illinois, where she spent the early part of her life. There she graduated from South Shore High School and briefly worked as a legal secretary. In 1946, she met John Smith, a “handsome cowboy,” on a blind date arranged by her best friend.

Pack gets Powers retirement right, more needed

It is all well and good that the Nevada Wolf Pack is going to retire the number of former baseball coach Gary Powers on May 9. Powers, who wore No. 17, will be the first coach in school history to have his number retired because, well, very few coaches in the history of the school have actually worn a number. But the honor doesn’t go as far as it should. The Wolf Pack also needs to put Powers’ name on the stadium in which he helped build, care for and nourish. Powers-Peccole Park has a nice ring to it. The Pack put Chris Ault’s name on Mackay Stadium last fall. Powers, who coached longer at Nevada than any other coach and won more games than any other Pack coach, has earned the same honor.

Observe tax freedom day by making smart investments

You didn’t see it on your calendar, but Tax Freedom Day fell on April 21 this year. So, why not mark the occasion by beginning to look for ways to become a “tax-smart” investor?

‘Living With Fire’ offers free conferences to homeowners

Residents across the state are being encouraged to attend “Living With Fire” Regional Conferences being held this month to interact with their neighbors, firefighting representatives, natural resource specialists and others to learn how to prepare for wildfire at their homes and in their communities.

Commissioners vote to help Fallon Youth Club

After listening to a 20-minute presentation on the benefits the Fallon Youth Club provides to the community, county commissioners approved $10,000 toward the group’s operating expenses and in the future, will include FYC as a line item in the count budget.

Crop Institute offers native seed, production workshop

Native plants provide stunning, hardy and drought-resistant landscapes while benefiting the environment. Increasing demand for these plants provides opportunities to Nevada’s farmers.

Department of Ag, UNCE offer free agriculture certification and training

The Nevada Department of Agriculture and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension are now offering free Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) training and certification to interested Nevada farmers. GAP certification helps agriculture operations reduce food safety risks through the use of sound agriculture and good handling practices.

Carson boys fall twice against Spanish Springs

SPARKS — Carson High fired the first salvos in its doubleheader battle with Spanish Springs, but the Cougars won the war.

Sunday, May 4

Darrell Moody: Team tennis event featured players from 3 high schools

Diane Baker Roberts, Hal Wilkins and Justin Clark are trying their best to promote junior tennis in Carson City and outlying areas.

Allen Rowe: Peace dollars involved a great deal and great story

The other day an employee was sorting silver dollars when he ran across a small group of 1922 Peace dollars that were obviously very fresh uncirculated coins, except they had cuts on them. It had been 15 years since we’d purchased those coins, and I told the story of how we came about them. In March 1999, I was attending a Baltimore coin show. I was accompanied by my wife, who was pregnant with our first. Knowing I was soon to be a new dad, I had been working harder than ever, and it was starting to show. I, and my wife, needed a break. I remember my prayer.

Chamber will host candidate forum May 21

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will host a forum May 21 for primary election candidates. A spokesman said there are two Republican candidates for Assembly District 40 and two Republicans running for Senate District 16, which includes south Reno and Carson City.

State homeowner-assistance program gets operator

The Nevada Home Retention Program has signed an agreement with the federal government to begin operating the state homeowner-assistance program.

Spanish Springs High sweeps Carson girls

SPARKS — Carson jumped to a 4-1 lead, but Spanish Springs bounced back for a 7-6 9-inning win in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.

WNC men earn another split

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Western Nevada College closed out its Scenic West Athletic Conference season with another doubleheader split against College of Southern Idaho on Saturday.

Saturday, May 3

Carson man sentenced in shooting

RENO — A Carson City man has been sentenced to life in prison for the gang-related shooting death of a man near Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno. Washoe County District Judge Lidia Stiglich handed down the sentence Thursday to 27-year-old Arturo Bolanos Jr. for the October 2011 slaying of Macario Ortiz.

Friday, May 2

Defending IMCA champ garners first win of season

Fernley 95A Speedway’s third points race of the season last Saturday provided some excellent racing. The IMCA Modified main saw defending track champion Shawn Natenstedt take his first win of the season, holding off a charging Riley Simmons.

Reid backs Wildfire Disaster Funding Act

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has announced support for the bipartisan Wildfire Disaster Funding Act.

CSN overpowers Wildcats in twin-bill

Leah Wentworth didn’t pull any punches.

Air Force knocks off Wolf Pack, 3-2

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The University of Nevada baseball team dropped game one of a three-game Mountain West series 3-2 at Air Force on Friday afternoon. The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 23-19 overall and 13-9 in MW play. The Falcons improved to 16-20 and 6-16 in the MW.

Bark in the Park is here

Come join us tomorrow at Churchill County Fairgrounds for our annual 5K Strut-Your-Mutt Walk/Run, followed by the main event: Bark in the Park! This event is one of our two big fundraisers for the year, and we’re most grateful for your support of this fun-filled day. The shelter guests also send a thundering round of Paws Applause!


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

Thursday, May 1

Judge urges changes to state drug laws

Saying “Heroin is back, and it’s cheap,” Washoe Municipal Court Judge Dorothy Nash Holmes on Thursday called for changes in Nevada drug laws to prevent overdose deaths.

Health Exchange fees set to rise

The fees charged by the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange will more than double next year. The exchange board voted unanimously Wednesday to set the fee for 2015 at a flat $13 per member, per month. The current fee is $4.95 per member, per month.

Winnemucca women arrested on felony counts after chase

A 22-year-old Winnemucca woman was arrested early Wednesday after allegedly leading Carson City Sheriff’s deputies on a chase, and a 28-year-old Winnemucca woman was arrested on a felony drug count. According to the woman’s arrest report:

Join Fallon alumni group to honor Sara Parsons

Come support Fallon’s own Sara Parsons on Senior Day as the University of Nevada softball player takes the field in her final home game.


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.


Murder. Corruption. Greed. Fame. And all that jazz. The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, “Chicago,” to Northern Nevada on weekends, May 9-18.


For Union of Schools. The committees appointed by the Smart, Wightman and Wildes school districts have rendered their report on the question of forming a union of schools and the movement is said to be a unanimous success.

Mori sentenced for DUI

A Fallon woman agreed Thursday in Justice Court to a pair of plea agreements stemming from a high-speed chase in December.

Heck of a day

In a rare mid-week meet, the Fallon boys track team once again showed its strength.

Douglas horse is Derby favorite

Steve Coburn has a little extra incentive as he looks forward to his birthday on Saturday.

Oasis lacrosee splits; Huckaby golf tourney Saturday

Bighorns get split at home The Oasis Bighorns lacrosse team split a pair of games with Mount Rose on Wednesday.

Grimes, Revels make splash

The Fallon swim teams had a strong showing at last week’s Northern Nevada Invitational.

Western Nevada College chasing league title

Going into the final week of the Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball season, the race for first place is finally clear.

Powers’ number to be retired

Former longtime University of Nevada head baseball coach Gary Powers will be honored with the retirement of his number 17 on May 9 prior to the Wolf Pack’s 6 p.m. game with New Mexico at Peccole Park.

Stretch run for baseball, softball

It’s the stretch run for the Fallon baseball and softball teams.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Dr. King’s speech resonates 5 decades later

It’s the stretch run for the Fallon baseball and softball teams.

DOC had serious issues with security

Auditors have told lawmakers that the Nevada Department of Corrections has had serious computer and copier security problems — including the fact that prison officials were unaware that high-tech copy machines have a hard drive that stores images of everything copied.