Stories for November 2014


Sunday, November 30

Friday, November 28

Area students to present ‘This is Not a Christmas Concert’ in Carson City

Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony’s after-school program, presents its fifth annual “This is Not a Christmas Concert” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Black Friday here: Not California craziness

Two Carson City shoppers with California experience in the black art of Black Friday’s gig voiced their preference for taking on the task here. Amy Sweikar of Carson City, at her fourth store Friday afternoon and loaded down with clothing choices at Bealls, said she was a semi-serious Black Friday shopper but not the kind to fight crowds to ace out competitors.

Dust Devils looking up to opponents

DAYTON — For the past five or six years, Dayton basketball coach Jason Santos has had legitimate big men.

Carson ready to stand up to Reed

Reed and Carson in the Division I regional football championship game. It’s almost become an annual tradition.

Time to start offseason musings

Well, the 2014 racing season is over, and it has put me in a literary mood. It’s a long way until the 2015 season opens at Daytona, and to quote the Bard, William Shakespeare, “This is the winter of our discontent.”

Design/build methods approved for USA Parkway

The Nevada Department of Transportation board on Monday unanimously instructed staff to move forward with the USA Parkway project that will connect Highway 50 in Lyon County with Interstate 80 at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

UNCE’s Living With Fire introduces new group to help reduce wildfire threat

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program introduced The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, or The Network, through The Network’s recent conference.

Share your ‘bounty’ with loved ones

It’s almost Thanksgiving, a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us today may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever “bounty” we may have. But this practice doesn’t have to begin and end with food. Why not incorporate the spirit of sharing into your overall financial strategy?


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-7096 Menu and Activity Schedule

So much to be thankful

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because watching football and shameless gluttony are among my favorite things. I do believe, however, that we should all take some time to express gratitude for the good things in our lives ... like football and gluttony.

Some things for which I am thankful

Some of the many things for which I’m grateful this Thanksgiving:

USDA urges dairyman to select procedure

In modern agriculture, there is much we can control, but two dynamics remain beyond our reach: weather and markets. The unpredictability of both, and sudden changes in either, can disrupt any family farming operation.

A Boulder City mystery born 70 years ago

Boulder City has always seemed like “Average Town USA” with its carefully manicured lawns, tidy houses and neat street grids. Indeed, it’s often called the country’s first planned community.

Power struggle over tax and revenue system lurking ahead of 2015 Legislature

The unanticipated Republican takeover of the Nevada Assembly has thrown a potential monkey wrench into Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plans to restructure Nevada’s tax and revenue system.

Bikes for Books

Several years ago Paul Ortiz of Churchill Lodge No. 26 in Fallon started a project called Bikes for Books.

Crop Institute presents berry production workshop

With increased consumer demand for locally grown food, berries are a lucrative yet challenging crop to grow in Nevada.

Nevada lawmakers preview ‘15 session

MINDEN — What a difference a day made, especially when it was Election Day.

Scams are prevalent in area; here are tips on what to do

Local and regional law enforcement are warning residents of multiple scams going around in the area.

Small Business Saturday offers Fallon great deals

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for consumers to support businesses that make up the foundation of their community, and for businesses to offer appreciation deals to their customers, a national survey reveals.

Liberals love our government

“Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.” Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals. Alinsky was a staunch advocate of using government power to achieve his goal of socialism.

What can you do with a foul fowl?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our family enjoyed feasting and being together. Of course, we reminisced about times past and pets we have had. My son was always bringing home some stray: kitty, dog, turtle, bird, hermit crab, lizard and the list goes on. We had a good laugh over some of the situations. I thought he had outgrown this habit when he established his own family. Boy, was I mistaken. His wife spoke up and said, “He still brings strays home. Didn’t he tell you about Big Red?”

Grapplers eye state trophy

It’s been 15 years since the memorable run at Super State in Elko.

Lady Wave set sights on state

Staying healthy is the No. 1 priority for any team and it’s no exception for the Fallon girls basketball team.

Message stays the same with Thanksgiving

Turkey, football and crazy folks leaving early to snag the best Christmas deals sum up Thanksgiving every year.

Pack, Rebs tangle for cannon

The two college football teams from the Battle Born state will head into their in-state rivalry game a bit battle weary.

Wolf Pack in must-win game at UNLV

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack desperately needs to beat the UNLV Rebels Saturday night. Pack coach Brian Polian desperately needs to beat UNLV.

Holiday events - Nov. 26

craft fairs CCMS craft fair The Churchill County Middle School at 650 S. Maine St. is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Dec.5 from 6-9 p.m. and on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Vehicles collide at busy county intersection

A Tuesday afternoon auto accident at Sheckler and Allen roads resulted in property damage to both vehicles but no injuries.

Thursday, November 27

Seasonal theme big on Black Friday eve

Lesley Goldwater offered up a true reason of the season in explaining Thanksgiving Day why she had staked out the top spot for Best Buy’s Black Friday opening. “It’s really, really, really about my employees,” said Carson City’s Courtyard Marriott general manager, noting it was her way of thanking them by looking ahead to a holiday party. “They are extremely deserving.”

Heart attack kills skipper after ship breaks up

Helena Opid Modrzejewska, or Madame Modjeska as she was called, is a name most Nevadans wouldn’t recognize.

American Legion delivers Thanksgiving dinners to seniors

Volunteers: From military personnel stationed at NAS Fallon, veterans, retirees and community members, they all work together to make this a meaningful Thanksgiving for Churchill County seniors. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, volunteers fill containers with food and then deliver them to seniors who rely on the Wheels on Meals program.

Take the stress out of holiday cooking

This year, nearly 70 percent of people will cook all or part of a holiday meal. For some, that could mean cooking enough food for at least nine or more friends and family. But with some smart planning and a few easy tips, you can make something that everyone will remember and still have time to actually sit down and enjoy it yourself.

Giving Thanks

Christian Life Center served Thanksgiving dinners to hundreds of residents on Sunday at the Fallon Convention Center.

Thanksgiving holiday closures

Federal, state, city and county offices are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Wednesday, November 26

Concert in Carson City will honor veterans and Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7

Capital City Community Band will honor veterans and commemorate the anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a variety of patriotic music and marches at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center.

Carson artist’s Japanese technique showcased

Art by Carol Brown, a Carson City artist who uses traditional Japanese tools, brushes and paper to created handmade paper, books and collage from hand-printed papers, is going to be displayed Dec. 1 through Jan. 29 at Carson Valley Arts Council’s Copeland Gallery in Minden.

Nevada, China enhance their partnership in trade, business

The state of Nevada recently announced Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Council of Promotion of International Trade designed to enhance the partnership between Nevada and China. The agreement is designed to attract and promote trade and foreign investment and to facility more cooperation between Nevada and China. The agreement has three specific goals:

SHINE ON: Carson linebacker tough — and smart

Football IQ. If you hang around the Carson High football program long enough, you will hear head coach Blair Roman utter those words frequently.

Nevada, UNLV reeling going into rivalry

The two college football teams from the Battle Born state will head into their in-state rivalry game a bit battle weary.

Ira Hansen not guilty in Churchill trapping case

Embattled Sparks lawmaker Ira Hansen was on the winning end of his yearlong battle on Wednesday regarding illegal trapping in Churchill County.

Businesses gearing up for pot licenses

Nevada earlier this month issued provisional certificates to the state’s first medical marijuana facilities and now the rush is on for those businesses to fulfill the requirements of local municipalities.

Not all doom and gloom for Nevada

In the biggest game of the Brian Polian era, the Nevada football team fell flat.

Mauga, Chiefs stumble in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — On a rainy, soggy night, the Kansas City Chiefs saw its five-game winning streak snapped.

Young, Woller win Turkey Trot

The annual Churchill County Turkey Trot 5K braved windy and cold conditions on Saturday at the Fallon Convention Center.

Tuesday, November 25

David Theiss: Savor the family and the turkey this Thanksgiving

The days have gotten shorter. The trees have lost all their leaves after a spectacular show of colors. The nights are filled with the autumn smell of fireplaces warming our homes. The temperatures are dipping below freezing, requiring us to bundle up. All of these wonderful attributes of Carson City in the fall remind me Thanksgiving is near.

The Big O: Orozco helps power Carson’s run game

During the last four weeks, Carson High’s running game has been in high gear, and it just happens to coincide with senior tackle Josue Orozco playing his best football of the season.

Auto accident

A two-car collision at Allen Road and Sheckler slowed traffic before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Voice of the Community

The blatantly vindictive action by Sen. Reid to declare some 3 million acres of Southern Nevada, parts of it used for decades in Cliven Bundy’s ranching operation, an area of critical environmental concern in retaliation for Bundy’s put-down of armed federal agents last spring, cannot go unanswered.

PERS premium to increase again in coming biennium

The retirement premium paid by state workers and other non-police/fire public employees will increase again this coming biennium.


First quarter 4th Grade A Honor Roll Brooks, Erin

Steak and champagne

We all have our special traditions at this time of the year. Our family always held hands to say a benediction and then each told what they were most thankful for.

Doctors’ advice for healthy winter skin

The strong rays of the summer sun may have faded, but before you stash that sunscreen and worry less about protecting your skin, consider this: Winter air is a lot less humid, which can make your skin uncomfortably dry and cause it to itch, crack and become irritated.

Science-based motivation

Looking for effective motivation to get more active? You’re certainly not alone. The good news is that science may have some answers for you.

Military group pledges $300K to university

The University of Nevada, Reno was named for the second year in a row a top military-friendly school by the Military Advanced Education journal.

Remember traditionalThanksgivings

The Thanksgiving weekend focuses on the tradition of families assembling to enjoy each other’s company, a game of football and a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Churchill County records lowest jobless rate in years

State officials say Nevada’s unemployment has fallen to a more than six-year low.

Remaining crewman tell of the Doolittle Raid on Japan

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Two of the four surviving air crewmen of the “Doolittle Raid,” Retired Col. Dick Cole (USAF) and Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, (USAF) attended a luncheon earlier this month celebrating the first offensive operation against the Japanese homeland when a raid of Army B-25s was launched from an aircraft carrier.

CASA program swears in volunteers

The first group of Court Appointed Special Advocates was recently sworn in in at District Court.

Off tograndma’shouse

A slightly improved economy and lower gas prices may have given Americans more of a reason to travel — and travel farther — this Thanksgiving weekend.

Prevent the holiday bulge: Healthy eating tips

The holidays and their food celebrations are almost here! Sound wonderful? Many love the holidays, but dread the annual resolution to lose weight. Consider this: if you eat 500 extra calories a day for two months, you could gain nearly 10 pounds.

Nevadans set state sing-along record

On Friday, the Nevada 150 Commission received official verification the state set the record for the “Most People Singing A State Song at Once” with 45,553 Nevadans participating.

Holiday events - Nov. 26

craft fairs CCMS craft fair The Churchill County Middle School at 650 S. Maine St. is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Dec.5 from 6-9 p.m. and on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tea Party protests president’s action

The Las Vegas Tea Party set up a protest rally Friday to let President Barack Obama (who was in Las Vegas that day) know that his executive order on immigration reform was not acceptable.

Live Local Fallon spurs shopping

The holiday season has finally arrived with Thanksgiving tomorrow and shoppers preparing for their early rise on Black Friday to get the best deals.

John Victor Griffin

John Griffin, 75, succumbed to cancer, at his home, after a brave six month battle. His family and friends were by his side through the final difficult days of his journey.

Beatrice Ann Crace Sayre

Beatrice Sayre passed away Wednesday on the 19th, after an extended illness and several admissions to Carson Tahoe Hospital. She and her husband, Larry Gene Sayre, have lived in Carson City since 2002. Bea

Wayne J. Ornbaum

Wayne Jerry Ornbaum passed away peacefully with his entire family at his bedside at the age of 72. He was born in Centralia, IL but was raised between Boonville and Twain Harte, CA.

Gladys Evelyn Josephsen Matson

Gladys Evelyn Josephsen Matson was born on December 30, 1922 to Anna and Joseph Josephsen in Mountain Ranch, California

Kelly hired by Duncan group to run golf operations

RENO — Duncan Golf Management has named Joe Kelly to the position of director of golf operations.

Two who robbed 101-year-old in Carson City home sentenced to max

The two men who robbed a 101-year-old veteran on Memorial Day could serve up to 35 years in prison. District Judge James Wilson on Tuesday gave Robbie Hernandez, 28, and Jordan Burkhart, 24, the maximum possible sentence for breaking into James Sorrentino’s south Carson City home and robbing him at gunpoint.

September sales taxes up statewide and in Carson City

Despite weak performance by auto dealers and general merchandise stores — Carson City’s two biggest taxable sales categories — the capital reported a 6.3 percent increase in total sales for September.

Pet adoption drive happening through holidays

Nevada Human Society is hosting Home 4 the Holidays, a pet adoption drive to find homes for 1,000 dogs and cats, through Jan. 4.

Kelly hired by Duncan group to run golf operations

RENO — Duncan Golf Management has named Joe Kelly to the position of director of golf operations.

Monday, November 24

Healthy respect has made Carson-Reed a great rivalry

The Carson-Reed football rivalry has turned into one of the best in Northern Nevada since 2008.

Yerington man jailed after Friday shooting

A 74-year-old Yerington man is in custody in Lyon County Jail after he allegedly shot a man after an altercation on Friday. The Yerington Police Department says it was called to The Methodist Church, 121 N. Main St., at 6:40 p.m. for a fight involving a gun. The investigation showed Jimmy Moss, 74, of Yerington was involved in a verbal altercation at an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting that turned into a fight and ultimately resulted in a shooting.

Sunday, November 23

Carson City’s Reid signs with Azusa Pacific

Carson High senior Corey Reid, the reigning 400-meter state champion, has signed a national letter of intent to attend Division II Azusa Pacific University.

Asa’s fable no myth for Carson

It was simply too much Asa Carter. Carter, one of the top players in Northern Nevada, rushed for a season-high 200 yards and three scores to spark the Carson Senators to an easy 35-6 win over Reno in the Division I regional semifinals Friday night at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Nevada falls to Fresno

The Nevada Wolf Pack’s 15 seniors said good-bye to Mackay Stadium on Saturday night and the Wolf Pack bid farewell to a Mountain West championship.

Allen Rowe: Taking steps to protect your valuables

We live in a smaller town where we feel safe and do not always see the need for extra security, but lately we have seen a rise in burglaries.

Moody column: Favorites reach the finals

Next Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bishop Manogue is the football match-up everybody, including yours truly, expected to see when the season started in late August — Reed vs. Carson.

Saturday, November 22

Joe perks up again for Carson High football team (with video)

To say Joe Nelson bounced back nicely would be an understatement. After an off week in the 42-7 win over McQueen, Nelson completed his first eight passes and finished 11-for-14 for 146 yards to spark Carson to an easy 35-6 win over Reno in Friday’s Northern Division I regional semifinal at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Carson notebook: Players say bring on Reed

Bring on Reed. To a player, the Senators are happy to be playing the Raiders in next Saturday’s regional final at Bishop Manogue. It’s the second time in four years the teams will meet in a regional final/state semifinal contest. The winner of the game advances to the state title game on Dec. 6 at noon at Damonte Ranch.

Harvick wins finale, Sprint Cup

Call him “Happy Harvick” or call him “Freaky Fast,” after last Sunday you can call Kevin Harvick a NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.

Friday, November 21

Joyce Winifred Maddaford

Joyce Winifred Maddaford passed peacefully on November 18, 2014. She was born in Ely, Nevada on September 22, 1916 to English immigrants William and Florence Maddaford.

John “Jack” R. Gibson

Jack Gibson passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 a long time resident of Carson City, NV.

Robert Allen May

Robert Allen May was born to Robert L. and Mamie May and was raised in Amherst, Texas along with his brother Davis (Jo)and sister Marylouise (R.P.) Reed.

Rose Terese Wright

Rose Terese Wright, age 86, passed from this life with abdominal cancers on October 24, 2014 with family at her side. Rose was born in Oakland CA on January 31, 1928 to Martin and Lucille Wondra. Rose married Leon Wright at St. Elizabeth Church in 1946.

Thursday, November 20

Carson High football faces monster of a task in Reno High School

Defensive recognition. Those are two keywords Carson football coach Blair Roman repeatedly stressed to his defensive unit this week as it prepared to face the Reno Huskies today (7 p.m.) in the Division 1 regional semifinals at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex at Carson High School.

Nevada Wolf Pack hosts Fresno State in Mountain West showdown

The Fresno State Bulldogs want to coat Mackay Stadium Saturday night with a large splash of crimson.

Friday Fodder: Pack fans have ridden Polian Express

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Nevada Wolf Pack football coach Brian Polian said “our fans need to step up” this week against Fresno State. That is a dangerous road to travel on with Wolf Pack fans. Pack fans have stepped up quite nicely in support of Polian the last two seasons.

Aggressive gopher: Where’s Bill Murray when you need him?

HAMPTON, N.H. — A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him.

Eye of the tiger

Orange and black is the new Nathan Heck.

Wave racks up league honors

Not surprisingly, Nathan Heck continues his spectacular season.

Rodeo club gives solid performance at Alamo

The Fallon rodeo club concluded the fall slate with a solid performance at the Alamo High and Junior High School Rodeo on Nov. 2.

Fallon’s Waite, Matheson named to all-state teams

Several of the state’s best prep athletes reside in Fallon.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Wave’s winter chapter begins in 2 weeks

A premature exit by the Greenwave football team last weekend capped off another exciting fall for the green and white.

Carson City Historical Society hosting Christmas party

The Carson City Historical Society’s Christmas celebration offering culinary delights by Chef Mauricio will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bliss Mansion.

Deonne Contine named director of Nevada’s Department of Taxation

Gov. Brian Sandoval has named deputy director Deonne Contine as the new director of Nevada’s Department of Taxation.

Two women arrested in Fernley fatal accident

Two women who were in the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Fernley on Monday have been arrested on charges related to the incident. Katrina E. Paddy, 22, and Liann Christy, 21, both of Wadsworth, were arrested and booked into Lyon County Jail. Alcohol was a contributing factor in the fatal accident, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

Northern Nevada low on specialty doctors

Northern Nevada’s metro areas have enough physicians to serve a growing population, but there are shortages in a few specialties.

Local cheesemaker pursues its slice

That’s what David Green replies when managers at grocers, restaurants and hotels ask him why they should carry or serve his Yerington-made artisan cheeses.

Tesla addresses challenges and progress of NV Gigafactory

Tesla Motors says construction on its Storey County gigafactory is ahead of schedule.

Downing Street Gruber fleeces the public

Gruber, who was paid half a million dollars to design Obamacare, is on tape bragging about how the Democrats relied on “the stupidity of the American voter” to pass that law. Which, ironically, was sort of a stupid thing to say on camera.

Thank heavens for Thanksgiving

Watson here, and I’m filling in for my mom who is busy getting ready for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Our little family will be here next week to celebrate and enjoy being together. I just love it when the boy and his folks come because I get to sleep on the bed. Shhh . . . I don’t want my Mom to know our secret.

Charitable giving pays off

Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83% of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we’re entering the holiday season, charitable giving well may be on your mind. Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is meaningful to you. However, by supporting these groups, you can also make life less “taxing” for yourself.


Fernley author Mary Jean Kelso recently received word that two of her books are now in English Braille. A copy of the translation into braille of her children’s book, “Andy and the Albino Horse,” arrived last week. “One Family’s Christmas” is also available in braille.


Western Nevada College Fallon is offering several non-credit basic computer courses this fall through its Community Education Division.

Second Prague Spring and hope for the future

In the summer of 1993, I had one of those experiences that stay with me for the rest of my life. I spent 10 weeks in Europe, beginning with a six-week law-school summer session at Charles University in Prague.

Sometimes you feel like running

Most days when I drive home, I pass dozens of people out running along the waterfront. While many of them run with the comfortable gait of a natural athlete, far too many of them look as unnatural as I do in a suit and just as uncomfortable. Sometimes I really want to stop and offer them a ride but I don’t want to hurt their feelings.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-7096 Menu and Activity Schedule

Pot and gun petitions pass first hurdle

Advocates collected more than twice the number of signatures needed to make the Legislature consider petitions legalizing recreational marijuana and requiring background checks to buy a gun in Nevada.

Holiday events

craft fairs CCMS craft fair The Churchill County Middle School at 650 S. Maine St. is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Dec.5 from 6-9 p.m. and on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

View from the Past

Claims Allowed by County Commissioners November 2, 1914. ●Nevada Dist and Brew Co., ice, $3.20. ●City of Fallon, water and lights, $18.80. ●J. B. Cushman, game warden, $20. ●Jack Dalton, Indian police, $5.●G. M. Gardner, M.D., local health officer, $25. ●A. Archibald, justice fees, $27.70. ●George S. Spreyer, blacksmithing, $58.55. ●J. L. Heady, board of prisoners, $29.70.●G. B. McFarlin, phone manager and expenses, $252.27. ●Cora Cahill, bookkeeper, $70. ●Lizzie Mulvaney, operator, $50. ●Leo Likes, lineman, $87.75.●Churchill County Eagle, printing and publishing, $330.30. ●Churchill County standard, printing and publishing, $174.10. ●F. A. Harrigan, burying a horse, $5.

Local FFA team participates in national dairy cattle event

Members of the Churchill County FFA Chapter in Nevada were one of 43 teams participating in the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event (CDE).

Pedestrian killed Wednesday north of Fernley

A 28-year-old woman from Wadsworth was struck and killed by a pickup Wednesday on State Route 427 about one-half mile north of the Love’s gas station in Fernley.

Combs re-elected president of NFB

Nevada Farm Bureau Federation re-elected James “Hank” Combs, a livestock producer from Clark County, as president of the organization during the 95th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Reno on Nov. 15.

Fall is full of musicals

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” presents two more productions this weekend — tonight and Saturday at the Churchill County High School theater.

Under the lights

The city of Fallon and the Downtown Merchants Association honored the Greenwave football teams, the cheerleaders and the marching band during festivities Wednesday night on Maine Street. The event thanked the students for a successful football season. More photos can be found on the LVN Facebook page.

Management plan for Newlands Project available for review

The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Newlands Project.

Accidents include school bus mishap

A tractor-trailer rig sideswiped a Churchill County school bus Wednesday afternoon near 4455 Schurz Highway.

Two-vehicle accident happens at South Taylor, Sheckler

A two-vehicle accident tied up traffic at South Taylor Street and Sheckler Road Thursday afternoon.

City honors heroic officers

The city council recognized two officers at its Tuesday night meeting for their heroic actions performed on April 27.

Power struggle over tax and revenue system lurking ahead of 2015 Legislature

The unanticipated Republican takeover of the Nevada Assembly has thrown a potential monkey wrench into Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plans to restructure Nevada’s tax and revenue system.

Carson’s Lewis has quiet demeanor, but toughness

Senator linebacker’s quiet demeanor belies his toughness on the field The comment by then President Theodore Roosevelt was part of his “Big Stick” ideology, and it fits Carson High junior linebacker Ikela Lewis perfectly.

Area composer premiering two works with Sinfonia

The Carson Valley Sinfonia will present its annual fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden.

Wednesday, November 19

PERS premium to increase again in coming biennium

The retirement premium paid by state workers and other non-police/fire public employees will increase again this coming biennium.

All-Sierra League selections

BOYS SOCCER Coach of the Year: Zach Besso- Bishop Manogue Offense Player of the Year: Henry Zarate- Galena

Pot and gun petitions pass first hurdle

Advocates collected more than twice the number of signatures needed to make the Legislature consider petitions legalizing recreational marijuana and requiring background checks to buy a gun in Nevada.

RIDING THE PINE: Pack’s title hopes still alive

Thanks to its nemesis, hope is alive and well with the Nevada football team. Despite a hard-fought 45-38 overtime loss at Air Force on Saturday, the Wolf Pack still controls their fate thanks to Boise State.

Jaguars take bite out of Wave

In a bloody, drag-down, knock ‘em out brawl, the Fallon football team couldn’t rally for a late-round TKO.

Options plentiful for NIAA realignment

The word that everyone loves to hate will be a hot-button topic the next 12 months for high schools in Nevada — realignment.

Mauga back by the bay

When two of their defensive stars went down with injuries to begin the season, the Chiefs became an afterthought.

Amy Hunter

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our mother, Amy Hunter. S

Gene Orville Homer

Gene Orville Homer, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and-great-great-grandfather passed away November 5, 2014. He enjoyed 83 memorable years with family and friends.

Raymond L. Ernst

Raymond L. Ernst, a proud member of the ‘Greatest Generation’, passed away November 13, 2014 just shy of 91 years of his birth. Ray leaves many memories to be cherished by his loving, faithful wife, Ruth, of 62 years and their four children:

Alf Torsten Rylander

Alf Torsten Rylander of Fallon, NV. passed away November 9, 2014. son of Swedish immigrants, he was born in the Norwegian Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Raised on Long Island, he graduated with a R.A. from Hofstra University and later received his M.ED from the University of Vermont.

Carson football needs to stay ahead of the chains

One of the few things that bothered Carson High football coach Blair Roman during the Senators’ 42-7 win over McQueen was his team’s performance on first down.

Community Roundup: Five Dayton players grab Northern 1-A honors

Dayton High School placed five players on the Northern 1A all-league team released by the coaches. The Dust Devils failed to place a player on the first team offense or defense.

Ann F. Moxley

Ann F. Moxley, 90, of Gardnerville, NV passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Emeritus Senior Living. She was forever devoted to her family and friends. Born to Charles and Mary Suomi in Maple, WI. Ann grew up in Maple and had attended the Maple Corner School.

Jose Manuel Moreno

“Gone But Never Forgotten” fundraiser. Hosted by: Gilberto Rodriguez on behalf of the Jose Manuel Moreno Family. Location: Tasmanian Boxing Club: 2350 South Carson St. #3 Carson City NV 89701 Time: Sunday November 16th at 12pm.

Charles Joseph Heald

Charles Joseph Heald passed away on October 13, 2014 after a brief but devastating battle with cancer. He was born on September 28, 1953 in Lone Pine California to Fred and Muriel Heald

Ruth Otto Sharp

Ruth Sharp, a long-time resident of Zephyr Heights at Lake Tahoe, Nevada died at home in Reno November 4th, just 10 days short of her 90th birthday. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in the New York City suburb of Crestwood until graduating from college in New York City with a teaching degree. At age 21 she traveled by train to Wells, Nevada to teach kindergarten.

Tuesday, November 18

Health exchange enrollment running ‘smoothly’ so far

Unlike last year, open enrollment for health insurance under Obamacare is working smoothly thus far. “It was a positive weekend,” said Tyler Klimas, spokesman for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. “Traffic has been great in the enrollment stores. It’s a steady flow in and out for both qualified health plans and Medicaid as well.”

Turner steps down as Dayton football coach

Dayton High head football coach Rob Turner has resigned after four years on the job.

These moderate Republicans, too, could realize fleeting glory

Ah, how fleeting glory. Seems like only six short years ago liberals were doing the Snoopy dance and declaring conservatism dead, dead, dead!

Don’t let tooth sensitivity spoil your 2014 season’s holidays

With all the holiday festivities approaching, and all the goodies and treats you’ll receive from friends, families and neighbors, you certainly don’t want tooth sensitivity to spoil your enjoyment.

Community Bulletin Board

Toastmasters Fallon every Thursday. If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us at Jerry’s Restaurant, 1801 W. Williams Ave., at 6 p.m. For information, call Karla at 775-691-9537 or Linda at 775-848-3622.

People who hate government

“The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but cannot do, at all, or cannot, so well do, for themselves in their separate, and individual capacities.... [such] as public roads and highways, public schools, charities, pauperism, orphanage, estates of the deceased, and the machinery of government itself.” Abraham Lincoln

A heads up on concussions

Every year, hundreds of thousands of kids are treated for sports- and recreation-related brain injuries, including concussions, in emergency rooms across the USA. Among high school athletes, the rate of concussions more than doubled between 2005 and 2012, according to a recent study. Researchers suspect the uptick reflects an increased awareness.

How to treat a family member with dementia during the holidays

Whether it’s Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa — or your spouse — the “holiday quarter” can present special challenges for families with a loved one suffering from dementia.

Getto served our community with honor

The old guard of Nevada politics keeps losing members from its ranks, either from term limits or death.

Our relucutant president

Over the years this country has had an unusual assortment of leaders, some who made it into the office via their wealth or political affiliation, and others by just being in the right place at the right time. Harry S. Truman was the latter, gaining office unexpectedly when Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) died.

Fallon honors Greenwave at block party

Celebrate and show support for the 2014 Fallon football teams at a Greenwave Block Party Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. on Maine Street from Williams Avenue to Richards Street.

Healthy Holidays and Sparkling Smiles

Tis the season for holiday feasts, but making smart food choices and stepping up your oral hygiene routine can help you have a healthy, holiday season and a fresh, bright smile.

Navy’s EA-6B Prowler retiring from service

USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, At Sea (NNS) — As the sun sets on USS George H.W. Bush’s (CVN 77) current deployment, it also sets on the illustrious career of the EA-6B Prowler with the Navy.

Being aware of fraud is the first step to avoid it

With all of the holiday shopping going on this time of year, both in stores and online, there is no better time to remind you to beware of fraud—you never know where it is lurking.

Former NDOT employee pleads guilty to fraud

A Fallon man and former Nevada Department of Transportation employee pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to one felony count of fraud.

Holiday events

craft fairs CCMS craft fair The Churchill County Middle School at 650 S. Maine St. is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Dec.5 from 6-9 p.m. and on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Petty pleads guilty to child porn

A Fernley man pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court on lewdness and pornography charges.

Clendenning appears in auto mall case

A Fallon woman accused of embezzling at least $190,000 from the Fallon Auto Mall appeared for her first two court dates last week.

Getto leaves community a legacy

He was larger in life to many people who knew him, but for the family and friends of Virgil Getto, he was known as a down-to-earth man who left a legacy to his community.

CCSD new upgrades provide security system

The Churchill County School Board trustees approved a district wide upgrade at their Thursday meeting to have intercoms and clocks installed with the Telecenter U systems that will allow for safer schools.

’Rock of Ages’ will close on Broadway in January

NEW YORK — It’s the final countdown for Broadway’s only hair metal musical.

Why is reality TV reaching into scripted TV?

NEW YORK — Can a zebra change its stripes?

Wolf Pack 2-0 after sneaking by Adams State

RENO — David Carter had to give his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team a little pep talk Monday night after a 69-64 victory over the Adams State Grizzlies.

Monday, November 17

’Dumb and Dumber To’ tops box office with $38.1M

NEW YORK — At the movies, idiocy never goes out of style.

Power struggle over tax and revenue system lurking ahead of 2015 Legislature

The unanticipated Republican takeover of the Nevada Assembly has thrown a potential monkey wrench into Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plans to restructure Nevada’s tax and revenue system.

Nevada defends its home court in opener

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team followed its formula for success perfectly on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, November 16

Prep roundup: This time, Douglas rally comes up just short

RENO — Once again, the Douglas High School volleyball team rose to the occasion while playing on the brink of elimination.

Carson mauls McQueen

Defense strong again in impressive victory Another one for the defense.

Carson City’s WNC pitcher Karnos signs with Sac State

For a student athlete who has routinely associated with winners during his amateur baseball career, it’s no surprise Western Nevada College pitcher Max Karnos has decided to make Sacramento State his next destination after the 2015 season with WNC.

Carson VB falls in four in semis

RENO — It was a matchup between Carson’s quickness against the size and experience of Coronado Friday night in the opening round of the NIAA State Volleyball Championships.

Moody column: Carson fans need to support team

One of the smallest crowds in the six years I’ve covered the Blair Roman-coached Senators showed up for Friday’s first-round playoff win over McQueen.

CASA donation

Cynthia Bunt, assistant treasurer of Professional Saleswomen of Nevada, presents a check for $359.50 to Chris Bayer, director of Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Jennings to marry Hudson next year

Tim Jennings of Carson City is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter Amelia Elizabeth Jennings to Linn Edward Hudson. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Deborah Jennings.

Saturday, November 15

Military achievements: Douglas grad completes basic training

Amy Cullen, a 2014 graduate of Douglas High School, graduated basic Army combat training on Oct. 9 at Fort Jackson, S.C., and is attending advanced individual training as a signals support systems specialist at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Douglas falls against Reed in the first round

Three plays and 52 seconds into the game the Reed football team had a 7-0 lead over Douglas. The night didn’t get much better for the Tigers.

Miller time for Carson

Sophomore defensive tackle Sheldon Miller was one of many JV call-ups by coach Blair Roman this week, and the 220-pounder ended up seeing extensive action

Bell does well, hopes to ring in more interest

Mackena Bell’s NASCAR Nationwide series debut last Saturday at Phoenix saw her bring the car home in 29th place.

Pack, Falcons put 3-game win streaks on the line

Forget the 6-3 record, the three-game winning streak, the bowl game eligibility and the likely West Division title and spot in the Mountain West championship game.

Nevada hopes for fast start in hoops opener

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team doesn’t plan on wasting any time today.

Carson notebook: Duarte enjoys kicking it with the boys

Eddie Duarte wore many hats on Friday night — kick-off man, punter, PAT kicker and starting offensive lineman.

Friday, November 14

Annual spaghetti dinner benefits area students

Dayton Township Kiwanis Club is holding its 25th annual spaghetti feed dinner, silent auction and raffle from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Dayton Elementary School.

Sweet swan song for Carson’s Sarah

Sarah Christl will play the final volleyball match of her life this weekend, and she gets to do it on the biggest stage in the state.

No ordinary Joe: Nelson leads Carson at QB

Joe Nelson may be a stranger to many Carson High football fans, but he won’t be a stranger to McQueen when he lines up under center Friday night in the first round of the NIAA football playoffs.

‘A Winter Tonic’ art reception set in Virginia City

St. Mary’s Arts and Retreat Center, 55 R St. in Virginia City, will hold a reception for “A Winter Tonic,” an art show featuring work by Nes Lerpa, Megan Berner, Jessica White and other artists, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Getting stops: Carson, McQueen have strong defenses

When Carson and McQueen clash in a first-round Division I playoff football game tonight at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex, the top-ranked defense and the hottest defense will be on display.

Thursday, November 13

Bently Enterprises ‘LEED’ way on building renovation

Miles Construction has been involved in its fair share of historic-renovation projects. And the Carson City company has worked a time or two on developments designed to win LEED Gold designation for excellence in sustainability.

Where does this Pack team stack up?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...It’s time to start looking at where this Nevada football team belongs in Wolf Pack history.

Ford new leader of Senate Democrats

Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, will replace Mo Denis as leader of the Democratic caucus in the Nevada Senate. Ford said Sen. Debbie Smith of Sparks is going to return as assistant leader of the caucus, which is now the minority block in the Senate.

Timeout with Carson High’s Connor Pradere

School: Carson High Sport: Football Year: Junior


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-7096 Menu and Activity Schedule


Polar Express tickets selling fast Less days from departure, tickets aboard the 2014 Polar Express train are on the fast track to sell out.

I thought all dogs were mutts

I have heard the term “mutt” applied to all sorts of dogs, so I thought it was just a generic term for “dogs.” Turns out I was wrong. According to Time magazine, mutts are a mixture of many types of dogs, and nearly half of all domesticated dogs are mutts. But not all dogs are mutts because the American Kennel Club lists180 pure breeds. Here is where it gets complicated because there are designer breeds.

Power wigs, having and other weird stuff

I was trimming my beard the other day when it suddenly occurred to me that shaving is a silly concept. Why is it an accepted practice to scrape the hair off our skin with sharpened metal? Who decided that was a good idea?

IPO can lead to risky investing

All investors probably wish they had gotten in on the “ground floor” of Apple or Microsoft or any other big success story. And, in fact, you can indeed “be there from the beginning” by taking part in a company’s initial public offering (IPO). However, the ground floor of many IPOs may be shakier than you’d think — and might not provide you with the solid footing you need to invest wisely.

Ready for the next state tax increase battle?

Nevada’s taxation department issued a report Monday listing $2.2-billion in new annual revenues that allegedly could be collected if certain tax exemptions, credits, abatements and preferential tax rates were removed from state law.

A case of post-election blues

“I am convinced that whenever we exaggerate or demonize, oversimplify or overstate our case, we lose.“ “Elections have consequences.” “I am not on the ballot, but my policies are.”

Commissioners close block grant process

The Churchill County Commissioners agreed at their Wednesday meeting to close the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application process and not submit any application for funding to the Governor’s Office for Economic Development.


Western Nevada College Fallon is offering several non-credit basic computer courses this fall through its Community Education Division.

Appellate court start-up funding approved

The Board of Examiners on Wednesday approved $782,500 to jump-start the voter approved Appellate Court.

A community of readers

Wow! Fallon is truly a community of readers. The long term checkout option which allowed select materials to be returned in March 2015 was a huge success. Books that would otherwise have been in storage are now in Fallon homes to be read and enjoyed until the Re-purpose Project is complete in March 2015. Particularly popular were children’s picture books, fiction, large print, gardening, cooking, and do it yourself titles.

We call him Virgil

For those who knew him in the state Legislature and of his leadership in rural Nevada politics, he was known as Mr. Getto.

Juvenile threatens to harm self near Carson High School

Officers were able to take a 16-year-old boy into custody without incident on Thursday after it was reported he had a handgun across the street from Carson High School, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office stated. The incident happened shortly after 2 p.m. in which officers arrived in the area and located a 16-year-old juvenile who had made statements to others he was going to shoot himself. The student was transported to the hospital for services.

Sesquicentennial Then & Now

Age group winners: Under 11, up to 5th grade First place: Shannon Wind River (Mackenzie Bryant and Ava Ekins-Faught, third grade), $150

NNDA Awards recognize local people

The Northern Nevada Development Authority recently presented its annual Pioneer Awards, which included several individuals and businesses from Churchill County and the surrounding area.

WNC’s ‘My Fair Lady’ runs through Nov. 23

Since the mid-1950s, theatre goers have been entranced by the Broadway hit musical “May Fair Lady.” Often referred to as “the perfect musical,” the Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company revives the George Bernard Shaw play the next three weekends at the Carson City Community Center.

Bluegrass echoes through the halls

Some tickets remain for the concert by John Jorgenson’s Bluegrass Band at the Art Center tomorrow night.

Community musical features all-star cast

Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studio and the Fallon Community Theatre presents “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” Friday and Saturday and Nov. 20-22 at the Churchill County High School.

Church offers Thanksgiving meal

Every Thanksgiving for over 35 years, Christian Life Center has enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner with its congregation.

TCID discusses flood zones, TROA

Despite a three-year drought, the Carson Water Subconservancy District has locked up a federal grant concerning flood zones in Fallon.

Eureka: Proud of its history

History lives in every brick and stone building in the historic Central Nevada mining town of Eureka. In fact, with the possible exception of Virginia City, no other Silver State community has managed to keep its historical character as intact as Eureka.

Employers focus on recruiting veterans to fill new positions

As employment improves throughout northern Nevada, employers are focusing recruitment efforts on the region’s military veterans to fill blue- and white-collar jobs.

Cantaloupefestival, fair merge

After seven years of working as two separate organizations, the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and the Churchill Country Fair will become one again.

James Russell Gandy

James Russell Gandy died peacefully at his home in Minden on Oct. 15, 2014. He was 67. Jim was born Aug. 4, 1947, in Richland, Wash. He and his wife Marion were married in Sparks in 1985.

Helen Louise Walker Rogers

Helen Louise Walker Rogers passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Fallon, NV. Our beloved mother died after a courageous battle with cancer. She resided in Gardnerville, NV for the past 25 years. She was born in Ely, NV on February 20, 1928, to bertha Pressey Bowser and Cliff Walker.

Into the jungle

It is nearly like looking in the mirror. The similarities between Fallon and Desert Pines are striking

Wave returns for encore

This isn’t the same group of young men that steamrolled through the competition and played in the school’s first state championship in 30 years.

George Ronald Davis, Sr. (Ron)

George Ronald Davis Sr., (Ron), Carson City, NV, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 7, 2014 after a long, courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. There are no words to express our immense pain of grief as we had to say goodbye to an exceptional father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. We are blessed as a family to have had our dad for almost 80 years.

Helen Louise Walker Rogers

Helen Louise Walker Rogers passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Fallon, NV. Our beloved mother died after a courageous battle with cancer. She resided in Gardnerville, NV for the past 25 years.

Virgil Michael Getto

Virgil Michael Getto was born in Fallon, Nevada, June 19, 1924, and he passed away at his home in Fallon on November 6, 2014 at the age of 90. Virgil still resided on the Centennial Farm established by his father, Andrew, in 1911. Virgil continued to farm into his 80’s.

Wednesday, November 12

Carson City live entertainment

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

Tesla addresses challenges and progress of NV Gigafactory

Tesla Motors says construction on its Storey County gigafactory is ahead of schedule. In a more than 80-page report filed Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the electric car manufacture said:

Tuesday, November 11

Carson City Sheriff’s Office warns of distracted driving

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking drivers to be aware of distracted driving.

Stuffing for turkey — or tofurkey — whichever you like

We’re coming up on the holiday season, and all our family usually tries to gather here at the ranch for Thanksgiving. We have several vegetarians and quasi-vegetarians in our group, which makes holiday meals a challenge. Also there are those among us who are cutting down on gluten, carbs or are on whatever is the diet-du-jour.


Here is a capsule look at area teams in the upcoming NIAA State Volleyball Championships DIVISION I

‘Caulin’ on Bartley: He fills CB role for Carson

Caulin Bartley remembers the game against McQueen like it was yesterday, and with good reason. It was his first-ever start at the varsity level.

Tax breaks costing state $3.77 billion

Abatements, exemptions, deductions and other tax breaks in statute cost the state of Nevada $3.77 billion in 2013-2014, according to a report issued on Monday by the Department of Taxation.

Design/build methods approved for USA Parkway

The Nevada Department of Transportation board on Monday unanimously instructed staff to move forward with the USA Parkway project that will connect Highway 50 in Lyon County with Interstate 80 at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

Woman gets 6-20 years in Douglas County shooting

A Gardnerville woman received 6-20 years in prison for the Dec. 2 fatal shooting of her roommate, Marine Corps veteran Jason Thrift. “I pray to God that every day you wake up like I do, with your first thought being of Jason,” Peggy Thrift told shooter Nicole Followill, 30, during a victim impact statement. “It’s not right, and it’s not fair. I gave him birth and you took him away from me. You’ve given me and my family a life sentence.”

Prison for woman who hit former sheriff

A Fallon woman who collided with former Churchill County Sheriff Rich Ingram was sentenced Tuesday in District Court.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Woman arrested on suspicion of fourth DUI offense

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 10:55 a.m., a 76-year-old female transient was arrested after deputies said she was sleeping outside Cal Ranch. She was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and held in lieu of $150 bail.

Skier to serve one year in prison for fraud

A Lake Tahoe man enjoyed the slopes of Heavenly Resort for at least 40 days a season, getting regular use of his yearly ski season pass. Since 1987, Mark E. Leung, 60, has also claimed he could not perform his job for the United States Postal service and had been collecting workers compensation ever since.

Sheriffs Log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY • At 5:10 p.m., deputies responding to a report of a reckless driver arrested a 27-year-old woman in the area of Silver Sage and Sonoma Street. The reporting party said she fell asleep at an intersection and failed to maintain a speed or her traffic lane. After questioning, she was arrested on suspicion of a charge of DUI-second offense, drugs and jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Firefighters respond to blaze in Lyon County

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Lyon County on Friday. The Central Lyon County Fire Protection District was notified of smoke and fire coming from a structure at 151 River Village shortly after 11 a.m. Officials stated because of how the structure was constructed, an extensive overhaul was needed to make sure any hidden fire was extinguished and the fire was quickly put out.

Indian Hills man waives hearing in battery case

An Indian Hills man who was arrested at gunpoint on Oct. 13 is expected to appear in Douglas County District Court on Monday. Richard James Newell, 39, is being held in Douglas County Jail on a felony count of battery by a parolee. Newell came to law enforcement’s attention after he called 911 early that morning and threatened to shoot it out if deputies came to his home.

Woman believes dog poisoner loose in Ranchos neighborhood

A Gardnerville Ranchos neighborhood may have a dog poisoner on the loose. Resident Orita Keebaugh said her daughter had two expensive Labrador puppies fall sick at her Purple Sage address.

The goblins will get you

Halloween was most likely started as the Celtic holiday of Samhain. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. They believed the transition between seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead. The holiday was a somber pagan ritual, which didn’t involve costumes or candy, and certainly not trick or treating.

Free caregiver trainings offered in rural communities

The Nevada Geriatric Education Center, a division of the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, is offering free caregiver training sessions in the following communities this fall:

Plenty of problems with pot approval process

Whether it was the process established by the Legislature, or the implementation established the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), the ratings of applications for some 500-plus Medical Marijuana Establishment (MME) licenses which were just released are about as fouled up as anything we’ve seen recently from the state government.

Another round of thanks to the vets

Although I am not much of a Facebook fan even though I post stories on the Lahontan Valley News page, I can’t but help notice the number of military veterans who change their profile photo to a military one on the days leading up to Nov. 11 or on the day itself.

November is Homeless Awareness Month

Being homeless doesn’t always mean sleeping on concrete. Homelessness is when someone does not have a safe and reliable home to live in. Sometimes people choose to run away and sometimes they are forced out of their home.

Two ways to receive your Medicare benefits

You may not realize it, but there are actually two ways to receive your Medicare benefits.

Want to quit smoking?

It 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:

Program instills discipline, leadership

The young high school cadets paraded around the perimeter of the gym floor, moving with precision, executing their steps in unison.

Job fair attracts hundreds

Several hundred job applicants lined the sidewalk in front of 257 S. Maine St. on Friday morning before a five-hour employment fair opened its doors and greeted prospective job seekers.

Well-traveled World War II ambulance makes Reno Vet Day parade appearance

A well-traveled, 72-year-old World War II veteran made a triumphant return the annual Veterans Day parade in Reno on Tuesday.

Minor rise in major revenue for state

The Economic Forum heard from agencies, the fiscal division and budget office Friday it can expect the state’s major revenue streams to be flat or a bit down for fiscal 2016, generating about $2.5 billion for the General Fund.

Lahontan’s tradition salutes all veterans

Army veteran Tom Keyes attended Monday’s ceremony at Lahontan Elementary School to recognize the men and women who currently or have served in the armed forces.

Digestion on hold

Let’s face it. The body, like a machine, simply wears out as we get older. And this old lady is just that, an old lady. It seems, at least these last four or five years that I spend entirely too much time with doctors and medicine and hospitals.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: WNC ranks No. 8 for beauty & affordability

Western Nevada College is known for offering students an affordable and high quality education in a friendly, nurturing environment.

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.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opens Thursday

Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studio and the Fallon Community Theatre presents “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” Thursday-Saturday and Nov. 20-22 at the Churchill County High School.

A mandate: You work for us

As giddy as the Republican were a week ago after taking the U.S. Senate and adding seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Grand Old Party must take a long breath, sit down in the rocking chair and reflect exactly what voters said with their ballots.


Banner Churchill Community Hospital: October 13, 2014 A boy, Ezrett Chord Yablonovsky to Darleen and Joseph Yablonovsky, weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 20 inches.


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

Numa students honor veterans

Numa Elementary School honored on Monday military members who have served or are serving in the armed forces at their Veterans Day program.

Fallon woman booked for embezzling from auto mall

A 56-year-old Fallon woman turned herself in Thursday to the Churchill County Jail on embezzlement charges.

Donna Miller Johnson

Donna Miller Johnson, 77, longtime Carson City resident, died Friday, October 17, 2014 peacefully with family at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She was diagnosed in late September of 2014 with a stage IV Glioblastoma Tumor in her brain. Donna put up a valiant fight and was strong and caring until the end.

Heck of a Wave

Different week, same result. And for the third time in four years, the Fallon football team advanced to the Division I-A state semifinals.

Breaks fall against Fallon boys in loss

The chances were there, but the opportunities were missed. As a result, the Fallon boys soccer team was ousted from the Northern Division I-A playoffs in a 4-1 loss at Truckee on Friday.

Bonnie B. Replogle

Bonnie Replogle passed away Nov. 1, 2014 in Carson City, NV. She was born Bonnie Belle Putnam on Jan 30, 1962 to Bruce and Christine Putnam in Sutton, Mass.

Thomson nets personal best at state

Leaving it all on the course, Fallon’s Tristen Thomson smashed his career-best time in the biggest race of the season.

George J. Stuhlmiller, Jr.

George J. Stuhlmiller, 81, of Carson City, NV, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Renown Hospital, in Reno, NV from complications of a fall. He was born on September 14, 1933, to George and Anna (Kraus) Stuhlmiller in Hancock, NY.

Carson City’s Williams NL Manager of the Year

NEW YORK — Matt Williams was chosen NL Manager of the Year after guiding the Washington Nationals to the league-best 96 wins in his first season on the job.

The showdown is set

SPARKS — The drought is over. The Carson High volleyball team has qualified for its first state tournament since 1987 when it won its last zone championship.

Douglas upsets Manogue

SPARKS — Montrashay Worley is the second-smallest player on the Douglas High volleyball team. On Thursday, she made the biggest play of the season, which was actually supposed to be a pass.

Riveting rivarly: Douglas edges Carson for title

Douglas caps big day by edging Carson for regional crown RENO — If you follow the Douglas High sports scene, Saturday was a huge day, arguably the biggest in school history.

Nevada comes back for win

RENO — Marqueze Coleman did his best Deonte Burton impression Saturday night.

Tiger fumble sets tone for the game

Turnover costs Douglas chance to score on first drive It didn’t take long to figure out the turning point of the game.

Carson notebook: Brady Bunch: Rivera helps lead CHS ‘D’

The Carson High defense didn’t get its third straight shutout, but it came close.

Carson romps, fires away

The explosion the Carson Senators have been waiting for from junior quarterback Joe Nelson finally happened.

Prep roundup: Vega fires at just the right time to give Tigers title

Her goal on her only shot gives Douglas crown Gabriela Vega only took one shot Saturday, but she made it count in a big way for the Douglas High girls soccer team.

Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts

NEW YORK — Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling ou

Review: Mobile pay for a week, a glimpse into the future

NEW YORK — Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free mobile services work in the real world.

Target offers early access to Black Friday deals

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is planning to offer Black Friday deals before the Thanksgiving holiday, in its latest move to boost sluggish sales heading into the holiday shopping season.

Fernley NHP trooper named command’s PIO

The Nevada Highway Patrol announced on Monday the appointment of NHP Fernley Trooper David Gibson to the office of Public Information of the NHP Northern Command West.

The War to End All Wars

World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Monday, November 10

’Big Hero 6,’ ‘Interstellar’ soar at box office

LOS ANGELES — A team of animated Marvel characters rocketed past a group of wormhole-bound astronauts at the weekend box office.

‘Thanks for the Memory’ Bob Hope

NEW YORK — While today he may be thought of with misgivings, if at all, Bob Hope reigned for much of the last century as America’s wisecracking avatar of comedy.

Dayton’s Strickler earns medal at state meet

Dayton High’s Sydney Strickler finished sixth at last weekend’s NIAA Division 1-A State Cross Country Championship in Las Vegas.

Fundraiser for wife of Carson City Deputy Sheriff

Carson City Deputy Sheriff Thomas McDonald has suffered a severe family tragedy involving his wife Linda McDonald. On Nov. 3, Linda was transported to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center only later being flown to Renown Medical Center due to a brain aneurysm. Linda has been in the ICU, suffering two stroke type events and was placed in a medically educed coma. She was removed from the ventilator on Nov. 8 and is semi responsive.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office stepping up patrols

According to a press release from The Carson City Sheriff’s Office said:

Sunday, November 9

Minor rise in major revenue for state budget

The Economic Forum heard from agencies, the fiscal division and budget office Friday it can expect the state’s major revenue streams to be flat or a bit down for fiscal 2016, generating about $2.5 billion for the General Fund.

Carson City’s Bell finishes 29th in Nationwide race

Carson City’s Mackena Bell made a successful debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday.

Yerington volleyball wins regional title

The Yerington volleyball team wasn’t slowed by an injury to a key player on its way to rolling to the NIAA Division III Zone Championship on Saturday.

Adams wins state cross country title

Lindsay Adams ended her career just as she began it: As a state champion.

Moody column: Giants focus on Sandoval

Much of the dialog surrounding the San Francisco Giants has centered around third baseman Pablo Sandoval, and whether the Giants can keep their popular third baseman on the club.

Carson City birth announcements

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: To Kelly and David Webster of Reno, a daughter, Alexandria Knight Webster, born Oct. 14, 2014, weighing 5 pounds and 9 ounces.

Saturday, November 8

Bell excited about Nationwide debut

I spoke with Mackena Bell last week by phone about her NASCAR Nationwide debut today at Phoenix.


WHAT: NIAA State Cross Country Championships WHEN: Saturday

Friday, November 7

Sci-fi film “Interstellar” is dazzling, lengthy entertainment

Despite an inept performance by the projectionists at Galaxy cinema in Carson City Thursday night, director Christopher Nolan’s gargantuan movie “Interstellar” came off as a daring, costly ($175 million) travel through the future with Matthew McConaughey as Cooper, a widowed former NASA astronaut pilot now a farmer amid dust storm and winds in a dystopian America.

Painting the West showcases work by area artists

Stremmel Gallery, 1400 S. Virginia St. in Reno, presents Painting the West, a landscape exhibition featuring five Nevada artists, including Gardnerville’s Charles Muench and Silver City’s Jean LeGassick and Jeff Nicholson.

Criminal charges dropped against man

Washoe District Judge Charles McGee has issued a final order dismissing the criminal charges against Ty Robben. But McGee refused the Public Defender’s argument that, once the criminal conviction is overturned, the court should also quash the contempt finding in the case.

‘Maw’-velous: Carson City boy in movie

Ryan Maw, 12, an eighth-grader at Carson Middle School, made his film debut this month in the movie, “Dance Off,” which was released in digital form Oct. 7.

‘My Fair Lady’ to open Saturday Night

Since the mid-1950s, theatre goers have been entranced by the Broadway hit musical “May Fair Lady.” Often referred to as “the perfect musical,” the Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company revives the George Bernard Shaw play the next three weekends at the Carson City Community Center.

Friday Fodder: Newcomers must have immediate impact for Wolf Pack hoops

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The key to this Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball season is going to come down to the faces we don’t know all that well yet.

Happy ‘Holley’ Day for Tiger girls soccer

She teams with Kynett to help lead Douglas to semifinal victory McKenna Kynett and Alissa Holley combined to score three goals in the opening 33 minutes on Thursday night to put the Douglas High girls soccer team on track to a 4-1 victory against Spanish Springs in the Northern Division I Region Tournament semifinals at Carson High School.

Thursday, November 6

New programs designed to help manage risk

Highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk have been unveiled, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.

Two Fallon ranches rank in top 10 for Angus registration

Two Fallon ranches ranked in the top 10 in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Nevada during fiscal year 2014, which ended Sept. 30, said Bryce Schumann, the association’s chief executive officer.

Secure smart phones to block ID theft

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says owners of smartphones need to take precautions to make sure the information in their phone isn’t stolen by someone.

EPA announces decision on new herbicide

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent out a press release announcing a decision to register a new herbicide that contains two active ingredients, 2,4-D and glyphosate. These two ingredients are the most widely used herbicides in the world for controlling weeds. Local gardeners use 2,4-D to kill dandelions in lawns and glyphosate to kill just about anything green. This new herbicide combo is designed primarily to kill weeds in corn and soybeans; crops that have been genetically engineered to tolerate both chemical compounds.

Enjoy the good life on the Napa Valley Wine Train

It’s a pleasant, sunny day and you’re sitting in a magnificently restored 1915-era Pullman dining car. A waiter stops to refill your glass with a delightful Napa Valley chardonnay.

Do you treat your cat like a dog?

You are probably thinking, of course not. I can’t expect the same reaction from my cat as I get from my dog. Recent research from Britain sheds (no pun intended) light on this subject. Dogs tend to be sociable animals that are happy to be petted and hang out with other dogs. Cats are the opposite. They generally don’t enjoy fellow feline company and hate sharing space.

Prepare far ahead for long-term care costs

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month — a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better prepared you will be to deal with them.

November spotlights poetry reading, bluegrass music

Don’t forget that well-known Reno poet, Gailmarie Pahmeier, will give a poetry reading Saturday night at the Art Center.

Did Soviets poison Gen. George Patton?

In just four days, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, we will be commemorating Veterans Day, the annual federal holiday which honors America’s military veterans who have served us so heroically and unflinchingly in times of peril.

‘Giving’ campaign raises half-million dollars

Stage Stores recent 30 Days of Giving campaign was held Sept. 12–Oct. 12 and resulted in $571,835 being donated to more than 700 local organizations across the country.

My revelation: Signs of aging

In a few weeks my daughter will be 36 years old, for those of you keeping score that officially makes me an old guy. I don’t remember becoming an old guy, I don’t really feel like an old guy (this week), but the evidence is starting to stack up that I am evolving in that direction.

Bullying incidents down at CCMS

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program was implemented in Churchill County Middle School several years ago and has already lowered the number of incidents.

WNDD awards small business loans

Western Nevada Development District awarded $90,000 to small business clients of the Nevada Small Business Development Center in Fallon.

Author’s books translate into braille

Fernley author Mary Jean Kelso recently received word that two of her books are now in English Braille. A copy of the translation into braille of her children’s book, “Andy and the Albino Horse,” arrived this week. “One Family’s Christmas” is also available in braille.

Commissioners agree to water protection plan

The Churchill County Commissioner implemented the county’s participation at their Thursday morning meeting in the Integrated Source Water Protection Program.

NV Energy begins work on Lahontan Substation

Work has begun on a new NV Energy electrical substation that serves as a key hub for much of the power supplied to the Lahontan Valley.

What to know: Holiday Shopping 101

If one of your holiday tasks is shipping gifts to family and friends across the nation, knowing a few tips and tricks will ensure your packages get to them in time for the festivities.


Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-7096

View from the Past

100 Years Ago Dr. Young Not Dead, Had Disappeared. The mysterious disappearance of Dr. M. W. Young from Bijou, Lake Valley, has been cleared up by quite positive proof.

Thank you, Nevadans. Now, the Work Begins.

Thank you, Nevadans, for electing me your next state controller. I’m humbled, honored and deeply moved by the trust you’ve extended and the big job ahead. And by a high vote total won with very low campaign spending.


A job seekers will be welcomed at a job fair today from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 257 Maine Street next to The Wok.

The defeat of Question 3

Local dairyman and county commissioner Pete Olsen released a big sigh of relief after he heard of the statewide vote that soundly defeated Question 3, the Education Initiative that proposed a 2 percent tax on a business’ gross revenue of $1 million or more and then channel the extra money into the Distributive School Fund.

Thomson takes on state course

There is no time to rest for Tristen Thomson. The strategy is a gamble, but the Fallon junior is opting to train hard going into Saturday’s Division I-A state cross-country meet at Sunset Park in Henderson.

Second season

Now, the gloves come off. In yet another march to lift the school’s first state championship trophy since 1978, the Fallon football team faces a familiar foe in the first round of the Northern Division I-A playoffs.

Wave aims for playoff upset

It is all about the team. Although the Fallon boys soccer team is two days behind schedule, players are confident in their matchup against a traditional power.

BEHIND THE PLATE: De Braga on right path to NFL

Only one former Fallon standout’s living the dream in the NFL but someone’s on course to change that soon.

Ex-Wave stars wrap up fall season

The fall season is coming to an end for several ex-Greenwave stars performing on the college circuit.

Mauga soars over Jets

Josh Mauga did well reminding his former team what he is capable of doing in the NFL.

Earthquake swarm strikes Northwestern Nevada

A swarm of earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of far northwest Nevada that began on July 12, 2014, has increased in intensity over the past several days. This activity is located about 40 miles southeast of Lakeview, Ore., and 40 miles northeast of Cedarville, Calif.

Half of all stars may lie outside galaxies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The universe may be full of reclusive stars — not washed-up Hollywood stars, but the kind lurking deep in the cosmos.

Habitual felon David Gomez gets 25-year sentence

A Gardnerville man was sentenced Tuesday to a maximum of a quarter century in prison for drug trafficking and being a habitual criminal. David Gomez, 32, will have to serve a minimum of nine years before he is eligible for parole after he was sentenced by Douglas County District Court Judge Tod Young.

It’s Carson-Douglas, and that’s all that really matters

The 73rd renewal of the Carson-Douglas football rivalry has little to do with playoff seeding. Carson (6-2, 3-0) has already sewn up at least a share of the Sierra League championship and the No. 1 playoff seed, while the rival Tigers (3-6, 1-2) are assured of at least the last playoff spot heading into Friday’s 7 p.m. Senior Night contest at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.


Mile High Jazz Band is honoring veterans with November Jazz, a program of big band music, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Karen Abowd retains seat on Carson City Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Karen Abowd won re-election Tuesday by thwarting the campaign of Lisa Helget, a vocal challenger for Abowd’s seat on Carson City’s Board of Supervisors.

Dinner to benefit Greenhouse project Monday in Carson City

Lucky attendants at the fifth annual Celebrity Chef & Harvest Dinner on Monday will enjoy six courses created by chefs Charlie Abowd and Mark Estee.

Dr. Doolittle, Jr. opens Friday in Carson City

Wild Horse Children’s Theater’s musical production Dr. Dolittle, Jr. opens this weekend in the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.

Carson City doll maker featured in annual art show

Christine Shively-Benjamin, a doll maker from Carson City, is one of 30 artists from Northern Nevada featured at the 20th Annual Artisan Show and Sale on Friday and Saturday at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada, 780 Del Monte Lane in Reno.

CHS shoots blanks in loss

With three minutes to go in the game, Carson’s Guillermo Hernandez had his penalty shot deflected away by Galena goalie Porter Rittenhouse.

Wednesday, November 5

Carson City live entertainment

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

Huge Republican tsunami changes Nevada landscape

RENO, Nev. — Republicans weren’t the only ones trying to latch onto Gov. Brian Sandoval’s coattails as he cruised to re-election by the second-largest margin in Nevada’s 150-year history.

Kieckhefer, Settlemeyer part of caucus leadership

The Senate Republican Caucus on Wednesday announced the election of Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, as caucus leader for the 2015 Legislative Session.

Carson City supervisors to canvass vote on Nov. 12

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, to canvass the 2014 vote in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William St.

Roman building a winner at Carson

Blair Roman was 20 years old when he came to the realization he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and get into education and coaching.

Roman: Wife, assistants are key to success

A key part of any football coach’s success is the support system, both at home and on the field. Blair Roman has the best of both worlds — an understanding and supportive wife and a tremendous, veteran coaching staff.

Republicans seize control in Nevada House, Senate

LAS VEGAS — Republicans riding a nationwide conservative wave blasted past their own wildest expectations Tuesday, seizing a broad majority in the Nevada Assembly and turning the legislative balance of power on its head.

Hub ‘Awareness:’ Center inks first high tech firm

Aware Systems, LLC, a security hardware and software technology firm, received $25,000 Tuesday and became the first company to sign with the Adams Hub innovation center here.

Jergesen smooth in playoff win for Carson

If Maddie Jergesen were still at Fernley High, she’d more than likely be plugging away at homework these weekday evenings. Instead, she’s getting the taste of playoff volleyball, and the first-year Carson junior middle blocker is loving every second of it.

Sandoval and Hutchison form winning duo

Gov. Brian Sandoval was re-elected to a second term Tuesday in a landslide against little-known Democrat Bob Goodman by one of the biggest margins in state history as a GOP wave rolled across Nevada and the nation.

Lori Bagwell defeats John McKenna for Carson City Board of Supervisors

Challenger Lori Bagwell defeated Supervisor John McKenna Tuesday, sending the Carson City incumbent toward the sidelines after contesting a downtown remake he had supported.

Carson City Congressman Mark Amodei coasts to re-election

Mark Amodei cruised to victory Tuesday night, easily winning a second full term in the House of Representatives representing western and northern rural Nevada.

Douglas Sheriff Pierini victorious in landslide

Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini was carrying a bouquet of roses and a big campaign sign as he came out of Rancho Grande Restaurant in Gardnerville after his commanding victory on Tuesday night.

P.K. O’Neill takes Assembly 40 seat; Kieckhefer re-elected

Veteran peace officer and retired state administrator P.K. O’Neill won the race to replace Pete Livermore in the Nevada Assembly Tuesday, easily besting Democrat Dave Cook and IAP State Chairman John Wagner.

Carson City residents spurn ward voting proposal

Carson City voters rejected a proposal Tuesday aimed at allowing ward voting for city supervisors in primary elections if more than two candidates file in a ward.

Carson City’s Ron Knecht elected to Nevada controller

Carson City’s Ron Knecht was on his way to becoming the next state controller, leading Democratic Assemblyman Andrew Martin by a significant margin.

Jason Woodbury wins Carson City District Attorney race

Jason Woodbury will replace Neil Rombardo as Carson City District Attorney. When Rombardo decided not to run for re-election to a third term, Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger filed for the post.

State energy office rolls out senior weatherization program

The state Office of Energy is rolling out a new home weatherization program to assess and install recommended weatherization measures in a senior’s home.

Susan Hart: Apple caramel upside-down cake, gluten and dairy free

In memory of Dr. Geoffrey Belter, the apple of so many eyes.

Carson loses, DHSwins in soccer

SPARKS — Carson High’s season came to a disappointing end Tuesday night, as Spanish Springs scored a goal in the second half to grab a 2-1 victory.

Tahoe looks to speed up its tech services

About the time the biggest crowds of visitors to Lake Tahoe need cell phone service the most — a busy Fourth of July weekend, say, or around President’s Day — they’re likely to find that networks are overwhelmed by sheer numbers.

Community Roundup: Mitey Mites beat Sparks 32-6

The Carson Mitey Mites knocked off Sparks, 32-6, to advance in the Snow Bowl Tournament. The locals will play Fallon at noon on Saturday at Golden Eagle Park in Sparks.

Tuesday, November 4

Gent, Hendrix, Hyde and Schank capture CCSD school board seats

There will be a familiar look to the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees after incumbents Rich Gent, Clay Hendrix, and Carmen Schank retained their seats?

Hessey defeats Dellera

Tasha Hessey defeated Jaime Dellera Tuesday to succeed Joan Sims as Churchill County Recorder.

Fear mongering for fun and profit

The election is over. I hope people voted based on facts. Under President Obama, deficits are shrinking, millions of jobs have been created, millions of formerly uninsured people have health insurance and gas prices are dropping.

FDR in the White House

As soon as I mentioned I was going to do a column about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, my son, Doug, did that thing our kids do; He rolled his eyes. He announced that I couldn’t write again about the train that passed me that black night in April 1945 with FDR’s body.

County commissioners meet Thursday morning

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

Why are holidays so hazardous to our health?

It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health.

Remember our veteranson Tuesday

Veterans Day is not the day we set aside to remember those who died unlike Memorial Day. Instead, we recognize all men and women who have served in the military — primarily those who have either retired and are still living — or those who still don the uniform everyday protecting the freedoms of which our Constitution provides.

Trotter winssecond term

In a blowout victory, Ben Trotter was re-elected as Churchill County sheriff on Tuesday.

Coping with cold sores

Those pesky cold sores on the lips and around the mouth always seem to pop up at the most inopportune times.

Voice of the Community

DISAGREES ABOUT EDUCATION RAISES Editor: I read with interest Becky Dodd’s letter titled Nevada Needs to Fund Education. I believe Ms. Dodd is confused so I would like to help clarify fact three, in which she stated “Teachers in Churchill County have not had a raise for over seven years while the cost of living has increased over those seven years. ”

Chamber and CEDA hold job fair this week

The Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Churchill County Economic Development Authority is hosting a job fair Friday with several local business looking for qualified job seekers.

County, Assembly decided

The Churchill County Mosquito, Vector and Noxious Weed Abatement District board will remain the same after three incumbents regained their seats.

Question 3 appears headed for defeat

The Nevada Margin Tax for Public Schools Initiative, Question 3, or Margin Tax appears to be headed for defeat based on early voting in Nevada.

National American Indian Month

Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. signed a proclamation for November to be recognized as National American Indians Month.

County voters cast their ballots

Churchill County residents went to the polls on Tuesday although a third of them already cast ballots in early voting.

Secret Witness offers $500 reward for Fernley break-in

Secret Witness is offering $500 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect wanted in connection with a rash of burglaries in the Fernley and Fallon areas.

Community honors Nevada on its 150th birthday

The Mayor’s NV150 Commission capped a year-long celebration of various events in Fallon with the lowering of a time capsule on Friday afternoon followed by an open house at the museum for visitors to see Then and Now projects and to buy autographed books with either Churchill County or Nevada themes.

Nevada voters kill margins tax to pay for schools

LAS VEGAS — Nevada voters have turned down an education funding ballot measure that drew united opposition from business groups in one of the most expensive ballot campaigns ever in the state.

First results - Churchill

First results - Churchill County Early/absentee votes

Pyle-ing it on

For the first time in decades, the Fallon football team escaped its league schedule unscathed.

NIAA ruling opens door for mass appeals

These are just a select few adjectives of Fallon boys soccer coach Nate Waite’s reaction to the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s latest ruling.

Playoff bound

It was supposed to be a week of preparing for the Northern Division I-A regional tournament on Friday in Truckee.

Viva Las Vegas: Thomson to state

RENO — As expected, Tristen Thomson is headed to state.

De Braga heads to Green Bay

After participating in several combines earlier this year and receiving offers to play football overseas, Fallon’s Trevor de Braga will be staying in the states in 2015. He signed a contract with the Green Bay Blizzard, an Indoor Football League arena team that finished 2-12 this past spring.

James D. Thomas

James D. Thomas, long time resident of Fallon, passed away peacefully October 29, 2014. He was born in Texas in 1917 and raised through the Great Depression. Jim liked to tell a story of helping catch a chicken thief on his family’s farm. At that time chicken stealing was a felony crime.

Harold Probert

Harold Probert died on October 11, 2014 in a Reno, Nevada hospital after a long illness. He was born August 4, 1937 in Oakland, CA. His family moved back to Fallon one year later.

Hilda Courtney

Hilda Courtney passed away peacefully on October 27th, 2014 with her family by her side. Hilda was born December 03, 1928 to Isaac and Lottie Drake.

Virginia “Ginny” Dorothy DeMarco

Virginia “Ginny” Dorothy DeMarco, age 97, passed away on October 27, 2014 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. She was born July 7, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA to Frederic and Lola Heller Upp, and had lived in Fallon since 1978, coming from Palmyra, NJ. Virginia was a homemaker.

Edmund J. Harm

Edmund “E.J.” Harm, 82, died October 28th at Carson Tahoe Hospital. My dad was born June 19th, 1932 in Sioux City, Iowa to Mike and Elenor Harm. He had a sister, Shirley, brother Jack, and younger brother, Jerry. The family moved to Los Angeles, Ca. where dad was a H.S. football star. he moved to Willows, Ca, where he met and married my mom, Mary.

Marcelline Chartz Smith

Marcelline C. Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Los Altos Hills at the age of 88 after a brief illness.Born in San Francisco to John and Marguerite Chartz and raised in Carson City, NV, Marcie was forever devoted to her family and friends, and remained fiercely loyal to her Nevada roots.

Vaughn L. Smith

Vaughn L. Smith passed away peacefully on October 27, 2014. He was born Vaughn Leroy Smith on January 2, 1923 in Alden, Iowa to George and Gertrude Smith (Kruse). He graduated from high school in Alden, Iowa. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he received his degree in Sociology. He then moved to Chicago where he briefly attended Business College.

Monday, November 3

Hernandez goal in OT sends Carson High boys soccer into semis

SPARKS — It took 12 extra minutes, but the Carson High boys soccer team has advanced to the second round of the NIAA playoffs.

Carson City voter turnout target at risk?

Carson City voters who still want to cast ballots have their last chance to do that today for the 2014 election.

Two dispensaries in Carson City receive provisional licenses from state

State health officials Monday issued provisional licenses to a laundry list of applicants for dispensaries, cultivators and producers of edible marijuana products.

Richard L. “Dick” Rowatt

Richard L.”Dick” Rowatt, 72, of Carson City, passed away October 29, 2014 . He was born May 21, 1942 in Tekoa, Washington. He had been a resident of Carson City since 2008 having moved from Incline Village. Dick was a logistics officer for the U.S. Army prior to his retirement.

James L. Streck

Long time Fallon resident, James L. Streck, passed away at Renown Medical center with his family by his side on October 28, 2014. Jim was born October 2, 1940 to James and Gladys Streck. Soon after graduating from high school, he joined the US Navy.

Connie Jean Torres

Connie Torres, a treasured wife, sister, mother and grandmother died suddenly on 22 October, 2014 at the age of 65. She was preceded by her mother Betty Craig and her father Charles Craig. She was born December 4th, 1948 a strong willed and rambunctious child, always daring to challenge anyone or anything that came in her way. Connie was born in Los Angeles CA spent some time in the Midwest and later returned to Los Angeles where she completed her school age years.

Jane M. Crawford

October 25th, 2014 the Lord called back one if his angels. Jane M. Crawford passed away peacefully at home. Jane was born in Newport, Vermont in 1958. Her mother and father moved to Sparks, Nevada in 1961 and Carson City in 1971. Jane graduated from Carson High school in 1975.

Stewart C Phelps, Jr.

Stewart C. Phelps, Jr. 84 of Carson City, NV passed away at the Reno Veterans Hospital on October 3rd, 2014. He was a US Air force Veteran.

Comical play shows Nevada’s history in 50 minutes

Brüka Theatre is presenting Nevada’s history in 50 minutes, a wildly western, fast paced, humorous romp through the state’s colorful 150 years, in showings in Reno and Carson City.

Hazel “Jackie” Elizabeth Hoover

The matriarch of our family, Hazel “Jackie” Elizabeth Hoover, 76, of Minden, passed from this life on October 19th. Daughter of the late William A. Keefer and Ella Shettler Keefer, Jackie was born in Hunker, PA on April 19, 1938. Jackie was a beloved wife and mother. S

Churchill County takes big hit on taxable sales

Churchill County was one of nine Nevada counties that didn’t share in the wealth, reporting a 57 percent decrease in total sales in August to $21.7 million.

Phyllis Day Priester

Phyllis Day Priester of Dayton, born May 30th, 1953 in Bronxville, New York to Phillip and Charlotte (kennery) Davenport. Phyllis met and married the love of her life Steven Leroy Priester June 1st, 1985. Phyllis enjoyed gardening, fishing, and camping, spending time with family and friends, but most importantly she loved being with Steve, their grandchildren, and their many animals, including their two dogs Bella and Kit. Phyllis and Steve loved helping our community.

Marilyn Coombs Oglo

You can take a Californian out of California, but you can never take California out of her. So it is with Marilyn Coombs Oglo. Breech born on November 17th, 1931 as one of two twins in Oakland, California, Marilyn was raised by her mother Leona Walker Coombs a school teacher, and Mortimer P.W. Coombs, local banker.

Robin Scott Riggs

A simple man who thought first of others, Robin always gave of himself unconditionally. A USAF veteran and proud American, Robin was best known as a substitute teacher in Churchill and Lyon counties and the Park Ranger at the Berlin-Ichthyosaur Park, where he worked to improve the lives of kids and adults alike. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Edward S. Kaplan

Edward S. Kaplan was born June 15, 1926 in Chicago, IL. to Adolph and Mayme Kaplan at Grant Hospital.

Elaine Epling

Elaine Epling died peacefully on October 20, 2014 in Carson City, NV at the age of 92 from complications of lung disease.Elaine is survived by her daughter, Constance Anderson of Carson City, NV, her grandchildren Demian Dennis (Rich Rekruciak) of Henderson, NV and Heather Miller (Shane) of Juneau, AK and her great-grandchildren Kyran Mollette, Keenan Miller, and Kennedy Miller, all of Juneau. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Epling and son James Epling.

Beatrice J. Borges


Sunday, November 2

Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

NEW YORK — Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast.

Doubts chip away at nation’s most trusted agencies

Even as Americans’ trust in government eroded in recent years, people kept faith in a handful of agencies and institutions admired for their steadiness in ensuring the country’s protection.

Carson City beats Virginia City by a lot more than a whisker at Nevada Day beard contest

Carson City trounced Virginia City, 107 to 28, in the beard contest after the Nevada Day Parade.

Scientists try to predict number of U.S. Ebola cases

STANFORD, Calif. — Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year’s end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.

Women are the target on campaign’s final weekend

WASHINGTON — Their grip on the Senate majority slipping, anxious Democrats aggressively courted female voters Saturday on the final weekend of a midterm campaign that will decide the balance of power in Congress and statehouses during President Barack Obama’s final years in office.

Wolf Pack’s strong second half downs Aztecs

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team turned back their clocks to 2010 on Saturday night.

Saturday, November 1

He is a generous Galvan for Carson

A scoring machine. There’s no other way to describe Carson High senior forward Ryan Galvan, who has scored 19 goals and added eight assists en route to leading the Senators to a 10-4-2 regular-season record.

Volleyball is a family affair for Carson’s Andersons

Volleyball is a passion for sisters Juliana and Natalie Anderson. It’s the only sport they play, and they tackle it with unbridled enthusiasm. There’s rarely that a day goes by in which they aren’t hitting a ball or doing some training.

Q & A with Carson’s Bob Bateman

Bob Bateman has been teaching at Carson High School since 1978. He has also served as head track and football coach. For the past several years, he has served as athletic director. Recently he shared some thoughts about his career as a player, coach and administrator at Carson High.

Nevada refuses to fall back, beats S.D. State

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team turned back their clocks to 2010 on Saturday night.

Hooper says mall LLC role voluntary

Rob Hooper is serving as volunteer point man for Carson City Center Development, LLC, saying it’s another facet of his role with Northern Nevada Development Authority.

Many unknowns for Wolf Pack hoop squad for ‘14-15 season

RENO — David Carter believes his Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team is one of the worst in the Mountain West heading into the 2014-15 season.

Aztecs’ mission is to contain Pack’s QB Fajardo

The San Diego State Aztecs are big fans of Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo.

Exciting battle down the stretch in NASCAR

With just three races to go in the NASCAR Sprint Cup 2014 season, I have to say it’s the most exciting championship battle in many years.

Carson sends two to state; Douglas girls win region

RENO — Two was a key number at Friday’s NIAA Regional Cross Country Championships.

Alamo could have best little football team in America

Town adopts what could be best little football team in United States ALAMO — Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert.