Stories for October 2014


Friday, October 31

Nevada Day events

RSVP’s Nevada Day carnival with live music, food, craft vendors and contests will be from noon to 11 p.m. Friday; from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. All-day wristbands cost $30. Go to

Photographic essay focuses on Fallon’s history

“Images of America: Fallon,” a photographic essay on the history of Fallon, edited by Michon Mackedon and Valerie J. Serpa, has just been released by Arcadia Press.

Scenic Nevada spots were discovering

There are few experiences as rewarding as venturing into the vast Nevada landscape to discover a place that hardly anyone has ever visited.

Cooperative Extension offers pesticide training

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop Nov. 13 to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides. The workshop is meant for certified applicators and people who regularly handle pesticides as part of their jobs, such as farmers, ranchers, park employees and groundskeepers.

Sesquicentennial: The oasis known as Fallon

When Mike Fallon built a crossroads store on his ranch property in 1896, the sparsely settled region of the Carson Sink had a nucleus for the first time since Kenyon’s trading post at Ragtown, to the west, served the wagon trains. In the same year the county renovated the old Virginia City-to-Fairview telegraph line (for which it had paid $975 in 1889) to serve as a single-line telephone system linking the farms and ranches in the area. As a consequence, you can have an almost unique experience here for a dime: make a phone call. The telephone system is still owned and operated by the County, the only one in the USA still run as a public utility.

Gaming win down 6 percent in September

Nevada’s gaming win fell 5.96 percent in September to $901.7 million as both Baccarat and “21” fell dramatically compared to the same month last year.

Sesquicentennial: Churchill County celebrates the state’s birthday

The Mayor’s NV 150 Commission’s year of planning local events to honor Nevada’s sesquicentennial culminates at the Churchill Count Museum this afternoon and Venturacci Park for evening activities.

Sesquicentennial: Books reveal the uniqueness of our area and state

Books portraying the uniqueness of Fallon, Nevada and Churchill County have given readers a glimpse into what make a community so special.

Running to state

A repeat result requires an all-out run for the Fallon boys cross country team.

Wave fights for postseason

The Fallon boys soccer team rolled past Dayton, 5-2, on Tuesday to step closer in keeping its Northern Division I-A playoff hopes alive.

Pack, Aztecs battle for division supremacy

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

Mauga faces former team in K.C.

His first paying gig came in the country’s biggest city several years ago.

Candidates head to final stretch

As Tuesday’s general election draws near, the contested races in Churchill County are making their final push.

Sesquicentennial: We’re all singing ‘Home Means Nevada’

Battle Born pride swelled along with the vocal cards as thousands of people sung “Home Means Nevada” Thursday morning in an attempt to set a world’s record based on the number of individuals singing a state song.

Fallon man appears in theft of deputy’s home

A Fallon man accused of breaking into the home of a Churchill County Sheriff’s deputy appeared Thursday in Justice Court on burglary and petty larceny charges.

School board candidates grilled on various issues

Four of the five candidates running for a seat on the Churchill County School Board addressed questions Tuesday night at the candidates event sponsored by three organizations.

Today deadline for campaign contribution and expense report

Today is the deadline for candidates and former candidates to file their fourth campaign contribution and expense report.

Auto sales help drive huge increase in taxable sales

Driven by double-digit increases in auto sales and food services and drinking places, Carson City reported a 12.6 percent increase in taxable sales for August

Tigers roar past Carson in 4

Barth helps lead Tigers to win over Carson Douglas shook off serve-receive issues in the first game, and roared back to beat Carson in four games, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22 and 25-18 Thursday night in the regular-season finale at Morse Burley Gym.

Prep roundup: Carson runners set for regionals

For one of the few times this year, the Carson High girls cross country team is at full strength, and coach Pete Sinnott hopes the group is up to the task of finishing in the top three at today’s regional meet at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno at 10 a.m.

Damonte defeats Douglas

MINDEN — Cameron Sandoval and Austin Price scored touchdowns on kick returns in the first half Thursday night to help propel Damonte Ranch to a key 47-21 Sierra League victory against Douglas at Keith Roman Field.

Thursday, October 30

Make room for Bochy in Cooperstown

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... No manager in the history of major league baseball ever performed his job better than Bruce Bochy did with the San Francisco Giants this season.

Wednesday, October 29

Musical tribute to Nevada Sunday

The Capital City Community Band will present its annual Musical Tribute to Nevada concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Capitol Amphitheater.

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.

Nevada Highway Patrol gets traffic safety grant

Nevada’s Office of Traffic Safety has awarded NHP’s Northern Command a $129,500 federal grant for a series of efforts to reduce fatalities and serious traffic injuries.

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.

Projection: ‘minor’ adds nearly $1 bil

The Technical Advisory Committee to the Economic Forum on Wednesday projected the state will get $940 million from its so-called “minor” revenue sources in the coming two-year budget cycle.

Carson City’s Williams to speak at Dolan Dinner

RENO – Matt Williams, manager of the Washington Nationals and arguably the best Nevada-born baseball player ever, will be the featured speaker at the 31st annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner on Jan. 16.

Dayton looks to play spoiler

Two years ago, Dayton sent playoff-bound Fernley into the postseason with a loss.

Public safety department to hold ‘Meet and Treat’

The department of Public Safety is hosting a “Meet and Treat” this afternoon at DPS headquarters. 555 Wright Way.

Prep roundup: Carson, Tigers battle to draw in finale

It was a tale of two halves Wednesday night in the Carson-Douglas regular-season boys soccer finale.

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.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks missing 15-year-old

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of 15-year-old Dakota Maiden. Dakota was last seen on Oct. 20 after he left his residence on Woodside Drive and failed to show up for school.

James O. “Jim” Harmon

James O. “Jim” Harmon, Capt. USN, retired, passed away on October 16, 2014 at his Fallon, Nevada residence. He was born September 5, 1933 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Community Roundup: Carson City Mitey Mites open playoffs with 25-12 win

The Carson City Mitey Mites knocked off Reno South, 25-12, Saturday in the first round of the playoffs. Carson advances to a scond-round game against the Sparks Wolfpack at Golden Eagle Regional Park.

Carson volleyball falls to Miners

Manogue comes back to beat Carson in four RENO — After a fast start, Carson High’s first-place showdown against Bishop Manogue got downright ugly.

Douglas edges Carson girls soccer

This might not be the last time these rivals meet. McKenna Kynett scored late in the first half and Lexi von Schottenstein scored another in the 80th minute Tuesday night to lift the Douglas High girls soccer team past Carson 2-0 in the final regular season game for both teams.

More air service needed for Tahoe resorts

Domestic travel to Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts has fallen by 40 percent since 2005 — and the problem hasn’t been the snow drought. Even as resort operators get things spruced up for the start of another season, they’re not expecting the last decade’s sharp decline in business to turn around any time soon.

Newly built UNR-area project sells for $48.5M

Rapid enrollment growth at the University of Nevada, Reno, drove the $48.5 million sale of a student-housing project that had been completed barely two months before its sale.

Raymond Smith

Raymond Smith, widely known as “Smith”, or “Smitty” passed away September 10, 2014. He was 69. A well regarded Handy Man and all around fixer-upper known for his warm smile and can-do work ethic, he designed, built and repaired from Silver Springs to Carson City throughout the last 30 years. He loved his work and his customers, taking deep pride in a job well done.

Tuesday, October 28

Recipe: Pumpkin tofu pie by Brian Shaw

October signals the winding down of tourist season here on the Comstock. Things start to get back to normal, and Friday that means trading tourists for zombies, ghouls and goblins along with a smattering of dignitaries as Virginia City celebrates Halloween and Nevada’s sesquicentennial.

Essentially no opposition to proposed unemployment insurance rates for 2015

There was essentially no opposition at a Tuesday workshop on the proposed unemployment insurance rates for 2015.

Gaming win down 6 percent in September

Nevada’s gaming win fell 5.96 percent in September to $901.7 million as both Baccarat and “21” fell dramatically compared to the same month last year.

Men who robbed Carson City veteran to be sentenced Nov. 19

The two men who pleaded guilty to robbing a 101-year-old veteran on Memorial Day will be sentenced Nov. 19. Sentencing was originally set for Monday but was postponed by District Judge James Wilson.

Minden Food Company turns 10, hires new chef

Maurice “Ben” Larimer was recently named the new executive chef at the Minden Food Company. Larimer is a graduate of Arizona State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and an associate’s degree in hotel resort management.

Carson City’s Mackena Bell to drive Saturday’s Nationwide DAV 200 at Phoenix

Have you ever wanted to sponsor a big-time race car?

It’s called ‘irresponsible journalism’

Fox News, CNN, major networks and local news channels are spreading hysteria over Ebola. They ignore actual doctors and health professionals. Promoting panic sells, the truth is boring. Comedian Jon Stewart correctly labeled this “irresponsible journalism” recently

Federal contractors are hiring vets now

Companies that do business with the federal government employ a big chunk of the U.S. workforce — and if you’re a veteran looking to join their ranks, federal law requires that they give you a leg up.

Be an informed voter

Since my shingle illness is finally subsiding, I decided to go get my flu shot. I figured that I didn’t want another health problem. While in town my son, Doug, and I did something else that was even more important; we voted.


NEVADA NEEDS TO FUND EDUCATION Dear Editor, At no time was a request made to me as president of the teachers association to speak in favor of Question 3.

The Doctors: Three small steps to get (or keep) your numbers on track

Americans’ cholesterol levels are moving in the right direction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently analyzed data from three national health surveys from 1988 to 2010 and found that total cholesterol levels among adults dropped an average of 10 points, from 206 to 196, while “bad” LDL fell and “good” HDL rose slightly. Researchers credit wider use of statins and, perhaps, fewer trans-fats in our diet and lower smoking rates.

National Dental Hygiene Month

Halloween kicks off a series of holidays celebrated with delicious treats, from yummy chocolate candies to gut-busting dinners to seasonal alcoholic beverages.


The Tenth Judicial District Court in Fallon, Nev., issued the following divorces during September 2014. Tony Valentine Aja and Linda Michelle Aja.

One body from debris of Silver Springs fire recovered

The body of one person has been recovered from the debris of a Silver Springs home that burned Friday.


CHURCHILL COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL A Honor Roll — First quarter Sixth grade


A song. Not just any old song. It’s a stirring song with a strong, vibrant melody that extols the beautiful virtues of a state that grew out of an ugly civil war almost 150 years ago.

County Question No. 1 deserves support

Six years ago, the Fallon/Churchill Fire Department came to the public with a ballot measure to raise additional funding to purchase major equipment items or to refurbish the equipment.

McGilton admits in court to Grimes Point graffiti

A Fallon man admitted Tuesday in District Court to vandalizing the historical landmark Grimes Point.

Heirs need to look at fair market value

Well, it happened again. A woman died in Aug., 2010 but the heirs prepared their own form 1041 Income Tax Return of Estates and Trusts. The heirs used the original cost of many years before death when they should have used the fair market value at date of death.

Fire department funding

Churchill County residents are being asked to vote on a general election measure to approve major capital improvement for the Fallon/Churchill Fire Department.

How to help loved ones overcome tough times

Whether self-induced or unavoidable, there are a host of pitfalls that life can throw one’s way, and everyone faces a crisis at some point in his or her life. When it happens to a friend or family member, knowing how to be supportive can be difficult.

Life Insurance Strengthens Your Financial Safety Net

Protecting your financial security is about more than having money in the bank now and in the near future. It’s also about long-term financial protection for your family. However, a significant share of Americans, especially women, are putting their financial security at risk.

Trustees move forward on gym project

The Churchill County School Board awarded at their Thursday night meeting a contract to Q&D Construction for building a high school auxiliary gym.

A haunting we will go

It’s not just the fall weather that will bring chills down your spine. Churchill County Parks and Recreation will be putting together its annual Haunted House and Hay Ride.

Drivers: Be weary of using cellphones

The Fallon Police Department recently conducted a directed enforcement of cellphone violations in the city.

Early voting closes Friday

Only three more days remain for early voting prior to the general election, which is Tuesday.

Fallon’s Nevada Day events

Nevada’s Birthday Celebration at Local Museum The Mayor’s NV 150 Commission is celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday on Oct. 31 with a series of free public events.

Emil Chris Rabe

Emil Chris Rabe, a third generation Nevada resident, passed away on October 15, 2014 at his home in Dayton Nevada leaving his wife Milagrpsi of 18 years , a stepson Emmanuel and two granddaughters , Eanna and Eliza . And his sister Evelyn Rabe Bird of Carson City, and a brother in law Alan and Lucy Shaw of Carson City, and many nieces and nephews. He was 85.

Heck of a win

He is the calling card of a physical running game and the league’s most dominating back.

Fallon aims to buck trend

Short rest, big rival and the only losing streak left to vanquish faces the Fallon football team on Thursday.

Runners tune up for regional

The Fallon cross country teams stretched their legs in the final tune-up for Friday’s regional meet.

Wave tennis stumbles at state

The conditions were favorable, but the results were the same. Fallon’s hopes of netting a win at the Division I-A state tennis tournament in Truckee last week fell short.

Mauga, Chiefs on a roll

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to roll on the heels of their defense. After stunning the Chargers two weeks ago, ex-Greenwave and Wolf Pack alum Josh Mauga and the Chiefs stifled the Rams, 34-7, on Sunday.

Northern Division I-A standings

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Monday, October 27

LEARNING FROM A LEGEND: Huarte talks to Carson players

College football royalty paid a visit to Carson City Monday afternoon. John Huarte, the 1964 Heisman Trophy winner from Notre Dame, visited with the entire Carson High football program. Huarte was invited by former Notre Dame player and current CHS assistant coach Jim d’Arrieta

What about Bob? Goodman sounds off

Democrat Bob Goodman is realistic about his chances of beating Brian Sandoval to become Nevada’s next governor.

SHERIFF’S LOG: Couple arrested after report of intoxicated woman with 2-year-old

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 7:19 p.m., an 18-year-old Minden woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny after allegedly taking a pair of shoes from Kohl’s. Bail was set at $250.

Tuesday Timeout with Ikela Lewis

Carson High Junior, Football Q: What is your favorite sport to watch on TV and why.

Garcia sentenced in McCune killing

Raul Garcia Jr., the last of four defendants in the murder of Nevada Insurance Examiner William McCune, was sentenced to prison Monday. District Judge Todd Russell ordered Garcia, 24, to serve 50 years for his part in the crime — the same sentence that was given to Anthony Elliott in the case.

School candidates do not want the status quo

The two candidates vying for the District One seat on the Carson City School Board pose the same question to voters, whether they want to keep the status quo or make a change.

Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary raffling sesquicentennial pendant

The Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary will raffle a sesquicentennial pendant worth $550 in celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday.

Group spreading happiness in Nevada Day parade

Happiness Sprinkling Project, a group whose only objective is to spread happiness, is marching in the Nevada Day parade.

Pioneer Awards honoring Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell

Tickets are available for Northern Nevada Development Authority’s annual Pioneer Awards ceremony, which honors outstanding businesses and individuals in five counties, from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Carson Nugget Ballroom.

Carson City Raiders Boosters Christmas fundraiser set

The Carson City Raiders Booster Club’s annual Christmas Commitment fundraiser for homebound seniors will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Carson Lanes Eleventh Frame Lounge, 4600 Snyder Ave.

McAvoy Lane as Mark Twain performing for Storey County Library

Home Means Nevada, a humorous hour-long story about Nevada told by McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

Golf tournament helps Carson City woman

A golf tournament fundraiser is planned on Nov. 23 at Thunder Canyon County Club for Carson City’s Christy Joyce, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and will undergo a stem cell replacement procedure at Stanford Health Care.

Carson City hosting talk by landscape artist

The Capital City Arts Initiative will present “Art from Walking,” a talk by artist Emily Silver, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St.

Edward (Eddie) Baumgart

Edward (Eddie) Baumgart passed away at his home in Fallon on October 16, 2014. Eddie was born August 17, 1937 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Francis and Edward Baumgart.


The funeral services will include open viewing at 5 pm followed by Rosary Service at 7 p.m. on October 28th at the Chapel of Waltons Funeral Home. Wednesday October 29, at 10 a.m. Mass will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Joe’s memory.

Carson City Photo Club meets today

The Carson City Photo Club is meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office on Musser Street.

Peter Louis Livermore, Jr.

Peter Louis Livermore, Jr. of Carson City, Nevada passed away on October 20, 2014, at the age of 73. He was born on March 22, 1941, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Peter and Camilla Livermore. Peter was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother Douglas Livermore.

Saturday, October 25

Click Bond’s prospects keep flying higher

A flight path heading into blue skies, economically speaking, makes Click Bond’s Karl Hutter upbeat regarding business. Barring an economic shock shaking business recovery, says the chief operating officer of the Carson City-based manufacturer, the view for 2015 appears solid. Airliner order backlogs help Click Bond, Inc., along with a range of products to supply various types of other manufacturers, according to the firm’s COO.

Moody column: Please, let’s get Division 1 football situation straight

At last an ally that doesn’t come from Carson High. Anybody who knows me or has read my columns in the last 12 years, knows my distaste for the way the football playoffs are handled in Northern Division I.

Prep roundup: Manogue shuts out Carson in girls soccer

RENO — Carson High’s girls soccer team is closing out its regular season in disappointing fashion after a 4-0 loss to Bishop Manogue Saturday afternoon.

Allen Rowe: U.S. Mint impacts coin-collecting demand

When dealing with longtime collectors, we see with great regularity many have bought government issued proof or mint sets, or both. Some collectors have progressed past them, but for many it’s the core of their coin collection holdings.

Sassafras will reopen at Carson Hot Springs

Sassafras will open in December at the Carson Hot Springs Resort, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road in Carson City, the co-owner and chef said Friday. Anthony Fish said after months of diligent searching, a lease was signed with Carson City Holdings, LLC, and remodeling is under way to get the Sassafras and Plan:b music venue, both of which operated downtown until July, ready for a reopening. He said the restaurant and night spot concept will be similar, but changes will include access to the pool area to offer food and beverages there as well.

Fallon woman arrested for exploiting senior citizen

Daylene Tibbals, 29, of Fallon, was arrested Thursday evening on felony charges involving the alleged exploitation of an older person. A spokesman for the Yerington Police Department said the arrest came following a lengthy investigation.

Carson’s defense records another shutout

Carson clinches share of league championship RENO — Shutouts have been few and far between for the Carson Senators during the Blair Roman era.

Polian to players: No fun, just get a win

The Nevada Wolf Pack didn’t go to Hawaii this week to work on its suntan.

Prep roundup: Carson solid in league meet

Ian Van Rensselaer had an outstanding effort for the Carson high boys cross country team on Friday in the Northern Division I League Meet.

Carson notebook: Senators headed in right direction

RENO — Carson football coach Blair Roman likes his football team these days.

New format has created drama in NASCAR

As usual, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Talladega race meant elation for some and heartbreak for others.

Friday, October 24

Election 2014: Nevada Governor

Brian Sandoval Residence: Carson City Occupation: Governor of Nevada

Election 2014: Congress District 2

Mark Amodei Residence: Carson City Occupation: Member of Congress and lawyer

Election 2014: Nevada Attorney General

Adam Laxalt Residence: Henderson Occupation: Attorney

Election 2014: State Senate, District 16

John Everhart Residence: Reno Occupation: Retired Party: Independent American

Election 2014: State Assembly District 40

Philip “PK” O’Neill Residence: Carson City Occupation: Retired state law enforcement officer and division chief

Election 2014: Carson City School Trustee, District 1

Honors: Endorsed by the Carson City Republican Central Committee.

Halloween costume ball planned in Carson City’s BAC

High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents its annual Halloween costume ball from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St.

Election 2014: Carson City School Trustee, District 3

Occupation: Former executive director of fiscal services, Capistrano Unified School District, semi-retired

Carson High School’s class of 1974 holding reunion

A reunion for Carson High School’s class of 1974 is planned over Nevada Day weekend.

Election 2014: Nevada Lt. Governor

Lucy Flores Residence: Las Vegas Occupation: Assemblywoman representing District 28 and attorney with Maddox, Isaacson, Cisneros LLP Age: 34

Election 2014: Nevada state ballot questions

Nevada Question 1: Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to create a Court of Appeals that would decide appeals of District Court decisions in certain civil and criminal cases?

Election 2014: Carson City District Attorney

Mark Krueger Residence: Carson City Occupation: Assistant District Attorney

Entries sought for Carson City’s Creepy Film Festival

Wired Wednesday and Carson TV are sponsoring the Carson Creepy Film Festival competition, which invites filmmakers to submit a piece to coincide with the event’s theme — “Creepy.”

Election 2014: Nevada State Controller

Tom Jones Residence: Las Vegas Occupation: Retired

Carson production of ‘My Fair Lady’ set

“My Fair Lady,” which follows the story of Professor Henry Higgins as he transforms a lowly flower girl into an en elegant woman, will play in Carson City for three weekends in November.

Election 2014: Nevada Secretary of State

Barbara Cegavske Place of residence: Las Vegas Occupation: State Legislator and former Business Owner

Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada in Carson City hosting anti-bullying event

A nationally recognized anti bullying organization is bringing its message and knowledge to Carson City the evening of October 9. Teach Anti Bullying Inc. will present “Bullying, the Silent Killer” to educators, parents, law enforcement officials and members of the public on Thursday, October 9 at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Election 2014: Carson City question 1

Question No. CC 1 calls for an advisory vote of approval or rejection regarding the following ballot question: “Shall the Nevada Legislature amend the Carson City Charter to provide for nomination by ward only voting in ward-supervisory primary elections with an at-large general election run off between the two highest primary vote receivers in each ward?”

Donations needed for Carson pediatric patients

Loose change is being collected to buy movies, X-Box games, board games, puzzles and toys for patients in Carson Tahoe Hospital’s pediatric unit as part of a Carson High School senior project.

Election 2014: Carson City School Trustee, District 4

Record of service: Firefighter 11 years, International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1607 Executive Board Trustee, served on multiple local and national committees. Education — Bachelor of Science, Geography, University of Nevada, Reno.

Carson hosting language tutor training workshop

The English-as-a-Second-Language In-Home Program will host a free tutor training workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Partnership Carson City, 1711 N. Roop St., at the corner of Roop Street and Beverly Drive. Volunteer tutors will talk about how to teach basic English to adults on a one-to-one basis. Light snacks will be served.

Election 2014: Carson City Board of Supervisors, Ward 1

arson City Supervisor, Ward 1; Mayor Pro-tem; Redevelopment Authority Chair; Carson City Water Sub-conservancy Commissioner; Carson City Visitors Bureau Board Member; Human Services Tripartite Board of Directors; Representative for t

Food & holiday gifts sought for Carson families

Body by Pilates is sponsoring its Adopt a Family program, which provides gifts and food to struggling families during the holidays.

Carson Chamber Singers sets two concerts

The Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Michael Langham, will kick off its 30th season with a pair of concerts in Carson City and Reno.

Halloween activities set at Carson City Library

Carson City Library will host a Halloween costume party and mini-pumpkin decorating event for all ages from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the library’s youth department.

Election 2014: Carson City Board of Supervisors, Ward 3

Record of service: Partner, family-owned Charley’s Grilled Subs: Experienced at opening a business in Carson City and dealing with all the regulations and requirements; State Government: Began as a student for the Department of Taxation and retired as Deputy Director for the Department of Corrections; Successfully solving accounting and financial challenges, always keeping the taxpayers’ interest in mind; Nevada Association of Counties; Represented the agency at the Legislature and worked towards successful passage of legislation; Civic: Redevelopment Advisory Citizens Committee – Chairman (Jan. 2012-current); County (Carson City) Board of Equalization, Vice Chairman (Jan. 2012 - current); Carson City Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors (July 2011 – Jan. 2014); Friends in Service Helping (FISH) Board of Directors – Chairman (July 2011 - current); Friends of the Library – Member.

Election 2014: Assembly District 39

Jim Wheeler Residence: Ruenstroth area of Gardnerville. Occupation: Semi-retired. Does some business consulting on a part time basis.

Election 2014: Nevada State Treasurer

Dan Schwartz Residence: Las Vegas Occupation: President and CEO of

Google’s streaming music service adds mood to mix

SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners’ mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Visa-for-investor effort starts to fill pipeline

A Carson City program that matches job-creating businesses in need of capital with foreign investors who want a U.S. visa is beginning to fill its pipeline of projects. Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center, one of 700 regional centers across the country, works under the umbrella of a federal program established in 1990 to encourage foreigners to invest in the United States.

Prep roundup: Douglas girls soccer stays undefeated

MINDEN — Lexi von Schottenstein and McKenna Kynett scored two goals each for the Douglas girls soccer team Thursday in its Senior Night 5-0 victory against Damonte Ranch.


Shown is Danish artist Nes Lerpa’s Italian Floor. Lerpa will present a pop-up show and lecture about abstraction in the 21st Century at 6 p.m. Saturday at Silver City School House, 385 High St.

Carson’s 12th straight win sets up Miners showdown

It was hard to tell whether Carson took Galena lightly Thursday, or if the Grizzlies have improved since the first time the teams met back on Oct. 7.

Thursday, October 23

Carson City ready for legislative lodgers to descend

Early voting in the midterm election started over the weekend, and soon candidates vying for the Nevada Legislature will know whether Carson City is their next stop. Before the results are in, though, one thing is certain: the majority of winners will be looking for a place to stay in or near the Capital City.

Dust Devils have ominous task ahead

It doesn’t get any simpler for the Dayton High football team. Beat Elko and Fernley and have a shot at the playoffs. Split or lose twice and winter sports teams will pick up some players earlier than expected.

Fajardo is the leader of the Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Cody Fajardo is putting this Nevada Wolf Pack football team on his back and dragging it into Mountain West championship contention.

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.

Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested for violation protection order

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY • At 12:45 a.m., a 44-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery 2nd offense after allegedly hitting the victim in the face with a chair. Bail was set at $5,000.

Halloween sales could increase by 7.3 percent

The Retail Association of Nevada is predicting a solid 7.3 percent increase in Halloween spending this year to more than $110 million.

Some workers to get OT when time changes

State employees who are working when clocks change Nov. 2 will get overtime for the extra hour of work they do. The annual daylight savings time change will move the clock back an hour that Sunday morning, effectively adding an hour to classified employee shifts in a variety of positions.

Nevada High School Football Leaders

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State of Nevada agency budgets seek elimination of state worker furloughs

If the governor agrees, the coming biennium will see the end of the unpaid furlough days state workers have suffered for the past five years. In addition, all state employees, not at top scale, would get their annual step increases in pay in 2016 and 2017.

Fallon: Best city to grow old in Nevada

If gorgeous landscapes, lower taxes and an all-around excellent qualify of life are your retirement must-haves, take a look at the Nevada cities the CreditDonkey team recommends.

Nonpartisan voters are expected to make difference

As early voting began Saturday, there were more than 1.2 million active voters and 1.4 million total voters registered in Nevada for the upcoming election.

Pentheraphobia, pelicans and other stuff

The world is a whacky place so I rarely have to look far for material for this column. As I sit here writing this, I can see a pelican fishing in the bayou outside my window; if you’ve ever doubted that God has a sense of humor, take a good look at a pelican … it’s pretty clear that God has a heavenly sense of humor.

Sage grouse conservation in the Silver State

Much of rural and small town Nevada depends on the economic impact of recreation and tourism. Camping, hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, guiding and other activities in 11 Western states, including Nevada, brought in $623 million in direct spending and $1.06 billion in indirect spending, according to a recent Western Values Project study ( And nearby communities also benefit economically from the nearly 68 million visitors that spent time on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Without good conservation, visitors won’t flock to these places.

Lieutenant governor’s race makes national news

The lieutenant governorship of Nevada has historically been considered a second-tier position with comparatively negligible responsibilities and modest visibility.

The history of the Nevada state flag

Everyone knows Nevada became a state in 1864, but many are surprised to discover Nevada did not adopt an official state flag until 1905. Even more people are surprised to discover Nevada has had four official state flags.

Not all the stars are in the sky

Showtime is upon us. On Saturday night, the CAPS Murder Mystery Dinner “Reno:1930” will be performed, and you will have a chance to meet the stars up close and personal. I couldn’t wait to meet Goonie, so I went out to CAPS to shake paws and get acquainted. I can tell you that Goonie is a star with personality plus. He will be making his debut in the world of theater tomorrow night. I can hardly wait to see what character he portrays. He would also like to be a star to that special home where he can play a leading role. Don’t miss his performance: it’s bound to be epic.

Republicans: Get yourself to the polls

During a fundraiser in San Francisco in April 2011, President Obama insisted that how an immigrant comes to be in America — whether by way of “Ellis Island,” that is legally, or by way of the “Rio Grande,” that is illegally —makes no difference as it regards the conferrance of citizenship upon either immigrant.

Silver State Opportunities Fund reports positive net

The Silver State Opportunities Fund (SSOF) generated a positive net return of 7.91 percent as of June 30, 2014, comparing it to the current yield for the five-year U.S. Treasury note of 1.55 percent, said State Treasurer Kate Marshall, chairwoman of the Nevada Capital Investment Corporation Board of Directors.

Grapevine Canyon is a true desert oasis

Despite appearances, Nevada’s desert landscape can be filled with life. A good example of this is Grapevine Canyon, located about eight miles northwest of Laughlin. The canyon boasts a waterfall and some of the most impressive petroglyphs in the region.

Heed message of ‘Save for Retirement Week’

You won’t see it on the calendar, and it doesn’t inspire any greeting cards, but National Save for Retirement Week is here again. The goal of this week is self-explanatory, but what does it mean to you? Are you vulnerable to the possibility of reaching retirement without sufficient financial resources? If so, how can you ease this risk?

Nevada Small Business Development Center satellite office opens in Fernley

The city of Fernley has its very own Small Business Development Center (SBDC) satellite office.

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.

Committee finalizing local events for Nevada’s birthday

Fallon is going to participate in the world record attempt to have the most people in the state sing the state song at once at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the courtyard behind City Hall.

‘Easy Rider’ screens tonight at Art Center

Road Chronicles I, the Churchill Arts Council’s fall film series, will conclude tonight with a screening of the classic 1969 film, “Easy Rider.”


CAPS Murder-Mystery dinner CAPS fundraiser at the Fallon Convention Center on Oct. 25 presents “Reno: 1930s,” a Murder Mystery Dinner followed by a live auction.


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

Assembly District 38 candidates discuss issues

As the days wind down to the Nov. 4 general election, three candidates to succeed District 38 Assemblyman Tom Grady agreed on most answers but disagreed on the tax incentives given to Tesla Motors and other businesses seeking tax abatements from the state.

New school liaison officer hits the ground running

The Churchill County School District has a new Navy school liaison officer on board.

Banner Health announces flu clinic, new guidelines for Ebola screening

Banner Health has announced the start of a Friday flu clinic in Fallon and also guidelines on treating individuals with Ebola-like symptoms.

Petty faces child porn charges

A 27-year-old Fernley man appeared Thursday in Justice Court on charges alleging he produced child pornography.

The community’s shining beacon

Longtime resident Barbara Evans received the Care Flight Community Champion Award Wednesday for her determination to have a safety concern for pilots corrected.

Tennis returns to state field

It has been an euphoric ride for the Fallon tennis teams.

Lahontan battle

Two rivals, one title and bragging rights are on the line. Oh, so is home-field advantage throughout the Division I-A playoffs.

Lowry holds off Lady Wave spikers

A see-saw battle has left little room for error in the final three matches.

High Fidel(ity) lifts Greenwave

Speed, a powerful shot and a flare for the dramatic is his calling card. After tumultuous weekend and a dogged schedule had the Fallon boys soccer team running on fumes, Fidel Enriquez came to the rescue.

Valley rivals playing for more than pride

Consider this week Rivalry Week for the Greenwave football team.

Fallon golf solid at IA state tourney

In the biggest tournament of the season, Sara Evans came to play. The Fallon girls golfer carded a two-day 211 to finish 20th at the Division I-A state golf tournament in Elko on Tuesday.

Hudson to face Guthrie in Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

Prep roundup: Carson boys upset Galena

This time Carson High didn’t suffer a late-game letdown. The Senators scored two second-half goals en route to a 3-2 win over league-leading Galena in a Sierra League boys soccer match Wednesday night at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Rusler ties up role on the offensive line

When the 2014 season started, Carson High had to replace three starters on its offensive line, including all-region guard Andy Cooper.

Supes candidates replay divide on Carson Street

Carson City’s political dialogue displayed dueling downtown directions on Wednesday, but also offered detours for brief hype about Hyatt or Ormsby House hotel prospects.

Wednesday, October 22

CHS Football Notebook: Roman expects tough game from Grizzlies despite record

Since Blair Roman took the reins in 2008, Galena High has given the Senators some of their toughest games. Carson has won four of the seven matchups against Steve Struzyk-coached Galena teams, outscoring Galena 168-129 in that span.

Buzz briefs

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.

Sheriff’s Log: Man buzzed at the Bunny ranch

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY • At 11:26 p.m., a 41-year-old Carson man was arrested on suspicion of DUI 1st after deputies responded to a report of a man parked in the middle of Imperial Way, lying halfway out of his vehicle door and then walking around. He informed the deputy he was parked at the Bunny ranch and, according to the arrest report, admitted he was “buzzed.” He was held in lieu of $1,000 bail.


CAPS Murder-Mystery dinner CAPS fundraiser at the Fallon Convention Center on Oct. 25 presents “Reno: 1930s,” a Murder Mystery Dinner followed by a live auction.

Fallon earns postseason bid

It took until the third quarter for the engine to shift gears, but when it did, the rout was on.

Game, set, champs

In the race to state, it was a pair of Fallon’s best who came out on top.

Mauga, Kansas City Chiefs take down Bolts

Josh Mauga doesn’t know how many more games he will start, but he’s playing every game like it’s his last.

Hendrix, Fallon Rodeo Club roll at Elko event

The Fallon Rodeo Club was back in action at the Elko Rodeo on Oct. 3-5. Cord Hendrix took home four first-place finishes, while his brother, Caleb Hendrix, added two wins.

Division I-A standings

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Dubious calls highlight soccer results

Fallon’s run to the postseason was met with turbulence last weekend in Elko and Spring Creek. The Greenwave boys soccer team was stung with a controversial handball call late in the match against Elko but received the benefit of many calls against Spring Creek.

Golfers take on state tourney

After the first round, Fallon’s girls golfers are in the middle of the pack. Sara Evans carded an opening round 104 to lead the Lady Wave at the Division I-A state tournament in Elko.

Appeal errored, Amodei violated no rules

What at first appeared to be a campaign ethics violation by Rep. Mark Amodei turned out to be an error by the Nevada Appeal staff that processed his advertising banner over the weekend.

Nevada High School Football Leaders

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Tuesday, October 21

Galena shuts out Carson

At least for this year, Galena seems to have Carson High’s number. The Grizzlies, on the strength of Ashley Agrella’s goal from about 30 yards out, knocked off the Senators, 1-0, Tuesday night in a Sierra League girls soccer match at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Community roundup: CMS runners place 2nd at TahNeva meet

The Carson Middle School eighth grade boys cross country team took second place at the TahNeva League Cross Country Championships contested Friday afternoon at Kahle Park in Stateline.

Prep roundup: Carson’s win streak never at ‘Riske’ in VB

The Carson High volleyball team stayed in a first place tie with Manogue in the Sierra League with its 11th straight league win, beating Wooster in straight sets 25-19, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday in Reno.

Commission backs funds for mental health, drug courts

The Commission on the Administration of Justice voted unanimously on Tuesday to urge the governor and legislature to include $3 million in the upcoming state budget to expand specialty courts.

Carson City Sheriff’s office seeks volunteers

The Carson City Sheriff’s office is looking for a few volunteers.

Chuck Muth: Do not be shafted, vote no on No. 2

In an editorial voicing support for Question 2, the Las Vegas Review-Journal began: “If voters approve Question 2 on this fall’s ballot, they will not increase taxes on Nevada’s mining industry.”

Gain benefit and joy from tasty tree treats

Happy National Nut Day! And no, I don’t mean your neighbor that might be a little odd.

Community Bulletin Board

CURRENT Toastmasters 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.

Margin Tax Initiative is not the solution

A Trojan horse could descend upon the Silver State if Nevadans are not savvy enough to figure out the Education Initiative is nothing more than a ruse to levy additional taxes on businesses.

Right to vote shall not be denied

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged ... on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude ... on account of sex ... by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax... on account of age [18 years of age or older].” Amendments 15, 19, 24, 26

Life’s painful problems

Unless you never watch television, you couldn’t have missed the ads talking about people who have been suffering with shingles, which is chicken pox in adults. If the ads seem over the top and exaggerated, they aren’t. I’ve been dealing with this unbelievably painful problem now for over three weeks.

Time to Review Your Medicare Coverage

Medicare’s annual open enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.

The Doctors: Three small steps to get (or keep) your numbers on track

Americans’ cholesterol levels are moving in the right direction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently analyzed data from three national health surveys from 1988 to 2010 and found that total cholesterol levels among adults dropped an average of 10 points, from 206 to 196, while “bad” LDL fell and “good” HDL rose slightly. Researchers credit wider use of statins and, perhaps, fewer trans-fats in our diet and lower smoking rates.

Sharing similar ideas on weed abatement

Experienced gained through the last four years became evident with both incumbents at last Wednesday’s Lahontan Valley News Candidate’s Night between Christy Lattin and Jay Ligenfelter, who are running for re-election for the Churchill County Mosquito, Vector and Noxious Weed Abatement District.

Local events to mark state’s birthday

Nevada’s Birthday Celebration at Local Museum The Mayor’s NV 150 Commission is celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday on Oct. 31 with a series of free public events.

Churchill jobless rate falls to 5.7 percent

Churchill County’s unemployment level fell to its lowest level in at least seven years. In September, the rate dropped to 5.7 percent with 11,860 employed, but the number of jobs in the county also dipped to show 30 fewer positions in August.

USS Constitution conducts final underway demonstration

BOSTON (NNS) — The crew of USS Constitution embarked on their final Boston Harbor underway demonstration aboard Old Ironsides this year on Friday.

Dellera, Hessey battle for recorder

In perhaps the most visible local election, a pair of challengers for Churchill County Recorder detailed their qualifications and experience last week at the LVN’s Candidates Night at the Fallon Convention Center.

Skin treatment to address true indicator of one’s age

A woman’s face and hands can be tell-tale signs of years creeping by, but there is another area of the body that is often overlooked and can be one of the best indicators of a woman’s true age - her dÈcolletage.

Teri’s Notebook: Delivery a chance again to remember Pony Bob

In honor of Nevada’s storied history with the Pony Express, riders carried a special delivery to Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki on the Capitol steps Friday afternoon.

School district 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.

Getto discusses role of Public Administrator

Bob Getto, a candidate for public administrator, explained how the administrator is an elected official tasked by the Nevada Revised Statues to settle the estates of those who die without a will.

Nevada News Briefs

Red Cross focuses on reducing deaths from fire Nationwide, more than 2,300 people died and nearly 13,000 were injured in home fires in 2012, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Slurry project closes streets

The city of Fallon will be closing streets through Monday due to a slurry seal project that will repair damaged roads. Michael Miller, assistant to the city engineer, said this is an annual project.

Early voting on pacewith 2012 election

More than 900 Churchill County residents have taken advantage of early voting for the general election and will cast ballots for federal, statewide and local candidates for the next eight days.

Official: Nevada would have highest insurance premium tax if margin tax passes

A spokesman for the Insurance Division told the Economic Forum on Friday if the margin tax ballot question passes, Nevada would have the nation’s highest insurance premium tax.

Carson City woman enters no contest plea in death of toddler

Brittany Paugh pleaded no contest on Tuesday to one count of child abuse causing substantial bodily harm in the death of an 18-month-old toddler. She could receive anything from 24 months to 20 years in state prison when sentenced in December.

Viagra ads target women for 1st time

TRENTON, N.J. — The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the new 60-second ad, a middle-aged woman reclining on a bed in a tropical setting addresses the problems couples encounter when a man is impotent.

Dogs and Ebola: Disease victims may include dog in Spain

Ebola’s victims may include a dog named Excalibur. Officials in Madrid got a court order to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant with Ebola because of the chance the animal might spread the disease.

Carson City live entertainment listings

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.

Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

NEW YORK — Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users.

Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

SAN FRANCISCO — The next version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services.

Monday, October 20

State of Nevada agency budgets seek elimination of state worker furloughs

If the governor agrees, the coming biennium will see the end of the unpaid furlough days state workers have suffered for the past five years. In addition, all state employees, not at top scale, would get their annual step increases in pay in 2016 and 2017.

John Bullis: Watch capital gains and losses

If you lost money in the stock market in 2014, or if you have capital loss deductions from 2013 that carry over to 2014, look at your actual (or possible) 2014 sales of capital assets (stocks, real estate, etc) before the year is over. Long-term capital losses — from sales of items held more than one year — are used to offset long-term capital gains. If the result is a net loss, then the excess can offset short-term capital gains.

CHS fires away at Colts

Senators pick up big win vs. Wooster: Carson girls rout Colts Revenge is sweet. Just ask the Carson High’s boys soccer team.

Early voting begins in Carson City

Carson City residents take advantage of the chance to vote early on Saturday. Early voting continues at the County Clerk’s Office at the Courthouse, 885 E. Musser St., Suite 1025. Voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 and Monday-Friday, Oct. 20-24 and Oct. 27-31 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Courthouse.

Sunday, October 19

Inmate’s death ruled homicide at Carson City’s Northern Nevada Correctional Center

The Nevada Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate at Northern Nevada Correctional Center as a homicide. The inmate was found Saturday morning and staff tried unsuccessfully to revive the victim but were unable to do so.

It’s donut time for CHS defense

Team effort. You almost always hear head coaches utter those words after a victory, but this wasn’t just Carson head coach Blair Roman tossing around cliches.

Election 2014: Carson City candidates make final pitches as early voting starts

Speed was the drill sergeant as various candidates for Carson City offices ran through their paces at a Vote Smart Nevada forum Friday evening.

Prep roundup: Carson’s Amin falls in third place match

RENO — Carson High’s Preeta Amin fell just short of qualifying for next week’s NIAA state tennis tournament.

Moody column: ‘C’mom man:’ FOX crazy not to televise playoffs

I received a phone call from an older gentleman the other day asking me what the station number was for FoxSports 1.

Business Briefly: Pamela Mann donates commission to nonprofit

Local H2O at Home Independent Adviser Pamela Mann is donating her commission made from her sales in October to the nonprofit Breast Cancer Fund, which works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease that may occur in the everyday environment, including home cleaning products, body lotions and soaps, and certain plastics.

Saturday, October 18

Dayton takes cover in comeback

DAYTON — The team that often times makes the best mid-game adjustment is often the victor.

Carson High’s Amin advances to semis

Preeta Amin of Carson High gained revenge for a tough loss during the regular season and as an end result, she’ll be playing for a berth in the State Championships.

Ellis sets Dayton Q-school record

DAYTON — John Ellis of San Jose, Calif., held the lead for all four rounds and set a new 72-hole scoring record in the Stage One Tour Qualifying tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Douglas holds on for victory

MINDEN — Back-to-back touchdown drives late in the second quarter provided an early lead and then some clutch defense in the fourth quarter Friday night enabled the Douglas High School football team to preserve a 14-12 Sierra League victory against Galena.

Nelson steps up at QB in his first start

Joe Nelson’s first-ever start at Carson High was a successful one.

Polian says Pack needs to keep fighting

The Nevada Wolf Pack’s frustrations the last two weeks boiled over late Saturday night after the latest loss, a 31-24 heartbreaker to the Colorado State Rams.

Former Lyon County deputy arrested

A former Lyon County deputy sheriff has been charged with six felonies and three misdemeanors following an investigation by the state Division of Investigations. Jerry Peek, who was fired following an internal investigation, is being held in the Washoe County Jail in lieu of a total of $750,000 bail.

Nevada Obamacare customers will have to re-enroll

Silver State Health Insurance officials say all 32,000 people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Healthcare Act have to re-enroll next month to continue coverage in 2015.

Friday, October 17

Marvin F. Pickles

Marvin Pickles of Dayton, Nevada passed away on August 1, 2014 with his loving wife, children and grandchildren at is bedside. He was born August 10, 1933 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Frank and Eveline Pickles. His family moved from Canada to California in the late 1940’s settling in Los Gatos, California, where he graduated from Los Gatos Union High School in 1954.

Anne Marie Moriarty

Anne Marie Moriarty (nee Pedersen) left this world Oct. 15 after a two and half year fight with “Igor” (her name for pancreatic cancer). Anne was born in October 1945 and raised in Pinole, CA. T

Jaclynn Lee Ray James

Jaclynn “Jackie” Lee Ray James, 34, passed away on October 14, 2014, in Carson City, Nevada. She was born on March 19, 1980 in Reno, Nevada to Phillip Lee James and Julie Ray-Wass. Jackie was a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, niece and friend. She grew up in Gardnerville, Nevada, and graduated from Douglas High School. She worked for the State of Nevada before becoming a full time stay at home Mom.

Margaret Pieplow

Margaret Pieplow, 88, of Fallon, Nevada passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. She was born August 9, 1926 in Sparta, WI, the daughter of Ruel and Gladys Baldwin, sister to Gordon W. Baldwin.

Max Paul Augustine

Max Paul Augustine, age 92, passed away with loving family by his side. He is survived by three sons, Daniel, Dale, Davey, 13 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandhildren and 7 great great grandchildren. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in Bridgeport.

Victoria Linn Hudak

Vicki passed away August 15, 2014 following a brief terminal illness. She was born in Mansfield, Ohio to John and Dianna Wheaton and was preceded in death by her mother. Vicki attended Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Christopher Edgar Reynolds

Christopher Edgar Reynolds of Washoe Valley passed away on September 1st. Born on September 2nd, 1978 in Carson City to father Lon Reynolds and mother Kathy Cave Parshley and raised in Washoe Valley. He was a 1997 graduate of Washoe High School in Reno.

Thomas Steven (TJ) Poirier

TJ passed away unexpectedly at his home on 08-08-2014. He will be remembered for his kind heart and gentle spirit. Although his time here on earth was short, the memories we carry will last a lifetime.

Man wearing Elvis-wig in robbery sought

A reward is being offered for information leading to an armed man wearing an Elvis wig who allegedly robbed the Carson Country Market 8 p.m. Thursday. Described as white, about 25 years old, 5-feet, 5 inches tall, and weighing 180 pounds, the man was last seen wearing black glasses and a dark hoodie.

A Special Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, food and attended our Dad’s service last Thursday. It meant so much to all of us

John B. Gabor

John B. Gabor, age 72, died on September 22, 2014, at Virginia Beach General Hospital in Virginia Beach, VA due to complications following respiratory illness.

Margaret F. (Lollie) Jackson

Margaret F. Jackson “Lollie” loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Katherine Lazard

Katherine Lazard passed away October 11, 2014 in Gardnerville, NV.

Memorial Serivce for Deacon Daniel Willie Jones, Sr.

A Memorial Service will be held for Deacon Daniel Willie Jones, Sr. on Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3:00pm, at Greater New Refuge Church of God in Christ in Fallon, Nevada. Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life and Homegoing of our beloved Deacon Jones. Refreshments will be provided.

A Special Thank You

The family of Dan Gibson sincerely appreciates the many expressions of love and sympathy at the passing of our loved one. A special thanks to the caring staff at XL Hospice.

Thursday, October 16

Carson High volleyball: Senators’ streak at 10

The Carson High volleyball express keeps chugging along. The Sierra League co-leaders stretched their win streak to 10 straight with a 25-16, 25-20, 26-28 and 25-21 win over Damonte Ranch Thursday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Dayton High Football: Dust Devils seek must win against Colts

Dayton High’s playoff hopes were severely jolted last week, and the Dust Devils hope to get back on track tonight when they host Wooster.

Election 2014: 3 vie to replace Pete Livermore in state Assembly

All three candidates for Assembly District 40 say they want to dramatically change Nevada’s tax structure and budget.

Prep roundup: Carson High School girls soccer edges McQueen

RENO — Despite a lackluster effort, the Carson girls soccer team escaped with a 1-0 win at McQueen on Thursday.

Did Polian’s badgering of officials cost Pack?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Brian Polian likely cost his Nevada Wolf Pack football team a chance at a victory last Saturday night. Oh, he’ll never admit it.

Wave of fortune

They didn’t qualify as a team, but the team did qualify. By a narrow margin, the Fallon girls golf team qualified its four players for Monday and Tuesday’s Division I-A state tournament in Elko.

Lady Wave unbeaten in league

The Churchill County Middle School eighth-grade basketball team is on a roll.

With a win, Fallon’s in

The math is simple: Win and they clinch. Add a win next week and the Northern Division I-A No. 1 seed once again belongs to the Fallon football team.

Mauga, Chiefs set sights on S.D.

Four months ago, Josh Mauga was giving back to his hometown community by participating in the inaugural Hometown Heroes event.

Fallon swept by Wolverines

In desperate need of a victory, the Fallon volleyball team came up against a buzzsaw.

Wave soccer must dig deep in final weeks

It is time for a gut check. After three consecutive losses, the Fallon boys soccer team must dig deep in hopes of reaching its playoff goal.

K.C. is royal darling of MLB

After nearly three decades of being absent in baseball’s biggest series, the Kansas City Royals are heading back.

NV150 eventsbegin to takefinal shape

The Mayor’s NV 150 Commission held its final meeting on Wednesday before the community celebrates the state’s sesquicentennial on Oct. 31 at the Churchill County Museum in the afternoon and later that night at Venturacci Park.

Career burnout: Root cause is loss of purpose

Physician and mindful living expert Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD has a unique perspective to discuss career burnout; not only is she a neurologist specializing in mind-body medicine, but she also used the mindfulness-based techniques she teaches to heal herself from career burnout as a physician.

One-day registration fee waived for young cattlemen, women

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association is offering to waive a one-day registration fee on Nov. 4 for all pre-registered young cattlemen and young cattlewomen ages 18 to 45 who have not attended an annual cattlemen’s meeting before.

Peterson to speak at Farm Bureau’s annual meeting

Nevada Farm Bureau Federation announces Greg Peterson will be the keynote speaker for the 95th Nevada Farm Bureau annual meeting.

Nevada agriculture projects receive grant

The Nevada Department of Agriculture has announced more than $300,000 in awards for 14 projects in Nevada that promote and enhance specialty crops through education, research, marketing and production.

Doing time in the Intensive Care Unit

I recently spent most of a week in a local hospital, and I can’t help but feel that I just did a short stretch in prison. I can honestly say that I’ve never been so happy to leave a place in my life, and I’ve been to Bakersfield … the horror!

Talk nerdy to me: School funding and the margins tax

As a plain-speaking nerd, I talk numbers, policy and operations a lot, a habit I try to curtail in my columns.

Emmy-nominated Heritage Blues Quintet performs Saturday

There are still some seats available for the Heritage Blues Quintet show tomorrow night at the Arts Center.

Common myths about Las Vegas

Everyone knows Las Vegas. And everyone knows everything there is to know about the city. Except when they don’t.

Open enrollment: A great time to review your retirement plan

If you work for a medium-to-large company, you may now be entering the “open enrollment” period — that time of year when you get to make changes to your employee benefits. Your benefit package can be a big piece of your overall financial picture, so you’ll want to make the right moves — especially in regard to your employer-sponsored retirement plan.

Mystery, mayhem and murder

For the past few weeks I have promised details of our Murder Mystery Dinner — at last everything is set to go.

Election is coming, election is coming

It is that time again. Elections are nearly upon us with early voting starting soon. Are you tired of campaign ads yet? One of the advantages of writing this column is that I get to tell you what I think. If that bothers you, stop reading now.

Breslow: Churchill County could see collateral growth from Tesla

With the recent announcement that Tesla Motors would build a plant at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) within the next three years, the head of the state’s Department of Business and Industry said Wednesday that Fernley — and especially the Truckee Meadows — will experience more growth.

Community Bulletin Board

CURRENT Toastmasters 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.

The Oasis of Nevada

Both Michon Mackedon and Valerie Serpa display a love for Fallon’s historical background and how people make a community in “Images of America: Fallon,” a historical account mostly of the area’s early days beginning with the early settlers and moving toward the mid-20th century.


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

Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting begins Saturday as Nevadans go to the polls to select federal, state and local candidates.

School board candidates grilled on safety in the schools, Common Core, bullying

Five candidates seeking four Churchill County School District School Board seats discussed their plans for the future at Wednesday’s LVN Candidates Night at the Fallon Convention Center.

Candidates share similar ideas onthe sheriff’s department, new jail

One of the most anticipated local races features two similar candidates, yet their subtle differences is what stands out.

County tax error corrected

The Churchill County Commissioners were filled in at their Wednesday with an overview of the amended property tax bills and the related technical corrections.

Carson High School football: Time has come at last for Mr. Lobato

The one bad thing about time is you can never get it back. Nobody knows that better than Carson inside linebacker Gerardo Lobato, who leads the Senators into Friday’s Homecoming contest against Bishop Manogue at 7 p.m. at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex. qualifier: 2nd round at Dayton postponed by wind

DAYTON — Gusty high winds forced PGA Tour officials to postpone Wednesday’s scheduled second round of the Tour Qualifying tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Prep roundup: Carson’s Amin, Woodbury reach the second round

RENO — Preeta Amin and Anya Woodbury took different routes to the second round of the Northern Division I Regional Tennis Championships Wednesday afternoon.

Deja vu in loss for Carson

One can’t blame Carson boys soccer coach Mike Alvarez for feeling a sense of deja vu.

Carson City area artists offer array of media in BRIC exhibit

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, BRIC Art 5, with artwork by eight area artists at the City’s Business Resource Innovation Center, where a reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Carson High Football: Can Senators overcome Homecoming distractions?

Carson High football coach Blair Roman will see just how much a bye week and Homecoming have affected his team Friday when the Senators (4-2, 1-0) host Bishop Manogue (1-5, 1-0) Friday at 7 p.m.

California Honeydrops to play Oct. 24 in Minden

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, BRIC Art 5, with artwork by eight area artists at the City’s Business Resource Innovation Center, where a reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Carson City Chamber hosting Soup’s On! with supervisor candidates

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce is holding its Soup’s On! luncheon with the four candidates for Carson City Supervisor at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gold Dust West.

Tahoe Cheese Company of Carson City receives USDA grant

Three Nevada food producers have been awarded federal grants including Fallon’s Frey Ranch Estate Distillery and the Tahoe Cheese Company of Carson City.

Wednesday, October 15

Carson City live entertainment

Craig Fletcher will perform with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. Thursday 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.

Video Games in Concert Sunday in Carson City

Works from games including The Legend of Zelda, Bravely Default and Minecraft will be featured in Video Games in Concert, a mid-season performance by Reno Video Game Symphony, at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Carson City Community Center.

Fundraiser benefits Carson City center for homeless dogs

Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary’s Fall for CRCS fundraiser on Oct. 25 will mark the beginning of the nonprofit’s four-year campaign to raise a million dollars to purchase and renovate a facility to help in the recovery and rehabilitation of unwanted and un-adoptable homeless dogs. qualifying: Wind picks up, locals start strong at Dayton

DAYTON — Like someone flipped a switch, a warm fall day turned into a tough windy challenge for the field of 72 players in the first round of the Stage One Qualifying tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club on Tuesday.

Election 2014: Krueger, Woodbury square off in Carson City District Attorney race

A key issue in the battle to become Carson City’s next district attorney is a high staff turnover rate in the office. “Over the past few years, I’ve just been kind of watching what’s happening in the DA’s office and it struck me Carson City could be better served,” Jason Woodbury said in an interview this week.

Prep roundup: Dayton rolls past Vikings

SOUTH TAHOE — The Dayton volleyball team picked up a crucial victory on the road Tuesday night — and did so in convincing fashion.

Community roundup: Abbott, Preston fare well at Bay Area heptathlon

Douglas High School senior Olivia Abbott enjoyed a successful track and field heptathlon debut last weekend when she won the College of Marin Heptathlon in Kentfield, Calif.

Tuesday, October 14

Carson High School soccer: Senators top Damonte Ranch, 2-0

Between a heartbreaking loss to Douglas last weekend, and Homecoming week, Carson High soccer coach Greg Lehman knew his girls would have their work cut out for them Tuesday afternoon.

Carson High School volleyball: ‘Maddie’ of fact win for Carson over Douglas High School

MINDEN — Carmen Shaw and the Douglas Tigers seized the early momentum Tuesday night. The Carson Senators answered back, however, and rallied for a critical 3-1 Sierra League volleyball shootout win between league rivals.

Recipe: Slow-cooked bolognese by Amanda Long

lognese sauce, also called Ragu, is a meat sauce slow simmered and broken down into a comforting warming sauce. Perfect dinner to come home to on a fall day. Bolognese originated from Bologna (not the lunch meat), Italy. This sauce is rich with flavor and easy enough to make even on weeknights if you follow the slow cooker version. If you have time on the weekend cook it on the stove top for an authentic sauce.

Nevada High School Football Leaders

Northern Division 1 Passing Leaders: NameSchoolCoAtYdsPct.TD

Fish Springs man gets 10-25 years in shooting death

An elderly Fish Springs man was sentenced Tuesday to 10-25 years in prison in the Nov. 21, 2013, shooting death of caretaker Catherine Mary Costanza. The sentence amounted to life in prison for Melvin Norlund, 82, his defense attorney said.

USA Parkway to be built by end of 2017 as part of Tesla deal

The Nevada Department of Transportation board was told on Monday that building the USA Parkway between Highway 50 and the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center will force one-year delays in seven different Northern Nevada road projects.

Successful lessons learned from cancer

I never set out to be a “survivor.” My life’s aspirations were pretty basic: become successful professionally, marry my soul mate, have two beautiful children and perhaps even retire early. Getting cancer certainly wasn’t on the list. But there I was, lying on the operating table the day of my surgery, shivering — not knowing how much longer I actually had to live and hoping that, when I opened my eyes, I would awaken from the nightmare. It didn’t happen. Cancer was a cold, hard reality that has certainly changed me. I look different, feel different and act different. Besides indelibly altering my outlook on life, cancer taught me hard-learned lessons on how to conduct business and realize success in a more significant and gratifying way.

Community Bulletin Board

CURRENT Toastmasters 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.

Reactions to Obama’s war on Ebola

President Obama’s plan to stop the Ebola virus will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. troops under the command of the U.S. African Command.

Nevada urgently needs an appellate court

Nevada voters face a plethora of ballot measures this year ranging from a tax initiative that levies an additional 2 percent on a firm’s gross sales of $1 million or more to the creation of an appellate court.

All about Jackie

It isn’t often that I hear from my old friends from “back east” in Pennsylvania. Yesterday I got a letter from one of my old sorority sisters and was sad to hear that my friend Lisa had passed on. Lisa, and her sister Lillian were dear friends during my days in high school.

Wave dominant

SPARKS — Poor tackling on defense and an early special teams turnover had Sparks believing it could hang with the best football team in the Northern Division I-A.

County Commissioners meet today

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

Boys come up short on road

It was a rough weekend for the Fallon boys soccer team. The Greenwave stumbled with a 2-0 loss at South Tahoe on Thursday and a 3-1 defeat at Truckee on Saturday.

Greenwave Spikers earn road split

The Fallon volleyball earned a weekend split against Spring Creek and Elko on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Tennis teams tripped by Truckee

Once again, it came down to a tiebreaker between Fallon and Truckee.

Northern Division I-A standings

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Smith returns to Dayton qualifier

A field of 76 players will began play Tuesday in the Stage One Tour Qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:

Dental benefits: Use it or lose it

The holiday season is quickly arriving and your calendar will soon be full with obligations and festivities. But, even though your time may be limited, it might be worthwhile to add a few dental appointments to your schedule. Give yourself the gift of good oral health this season while making the most of your unused insurance benefits.

Mosquito, Vector and Weed Control; Public Administrator

The following candidates are running for Churchill County Mosquito, Vector and Weed Control. The Lahontan Valley News sent candidates questionnaires about their interest in the position and qualifications.

Five running for school board

Five candidates are running for four open seats on the Churchill County School Board. The Lahontan Valley News sent the candidates questionnaires about their interest in the position and qualifications.

Gregory agreement in jeopardy, more charges

A Fallon man accused of a string of burglaries in February appeared Tuesday in District Court for a sentencing hearing.

Healthy habits

Nutrition, exercise and good health is more than just a trend. It’s a new way of life for more and more families. Here are some ideas to encourage healthy eating habits for your whole family.

LVN Candidates’ Night for local offices, Assembly

Wednesday is the county’s only Candidates’ Night to shed a spotlight on those individuals running for local offices.

E. C. Best projects still not complete

The Churchill County School board was brought up-to-date at their Thursday night meeting with problems that E. C. Best Elementary School is experiencing with some of the upgrades that took place during the summer.

Churchill County draws up Nevada 150 proclamation

White Pine, Eureka, and Lander Counties put together Nevada 150 proclamations to be delivered to the state offices in Carson City on Friday.

Students call out administration for bracelets

Churchill County Middle School saw a little commotion Friday morning with a very small group of protesters who are accusing the administration for being in the wrong.

Cynthia Jean Sampson

Cynthia Jean Sampson (Hennigar) left to be with Lord on Oct. 8, 2014. Cynthia was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on Sept. 25, 1940 to George and Sarah Hennigar.

Chuck Muth: Live and let live should work both ways

It was 10 years ago I testified, for my first and only time, before a government legislative body — the United States Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution. It was surreal.

Monday, October 13

Juveniles charged with attempted car theft, stolen weapons

Four juveniles from Washington State were arrested Sunday morning on numerous charges ranging from possession of stolen firearms to attempted auto theft, said Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter.

Hector Prado Perez

In loving memory of Hector Prado Perez. born Feb. 15, 1941 and died Aug. 25, 2014 in his Carson City home after his long 5 year battle with throat cancer.

Edith Lorena McGruder

Edith Lorena McGruder born May 31, 1922 in Grand Junction, Colorado went to be with the Lord August 28, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones.

John A. Ferguson

John Ferguson passed away Aug. 30, 2014 at Renown Hospital in reno, NV. He was an Air Force Veteran. John is survived by a daughter and three siblings. John’s remains will be buried in Southern California when the services will be.

Ruth Peterson

Ruth Peterson was born Ruth Reed to parents Witt and Adella Reed in White Sulphur Springs, Montana on Sept. 16,1923. She passed away peacefully, in her sleep, at her home in Fallon, Nevada on Sept, 5, 2014. Ruth spent 9 decades on this Earth and cared for others throughout her life.

Harriett Thomsen Lima

Harriett Thomsen Lima, long time resident of Fallon passed away on September 4, 2014. She was born in The Point, Oregon on August 26, 1916 to Carl and Jane Thomsen.

Betty Nina Holmer Clark

Betty Nina Holmer Clark passed away in Carson City on September 10th at the age of 90. She was born in American Falls, Idaho to Ernest R. Holmer and Vesta Draper

George Willard Horton

George Willard Horton was born on May 5, 1930 in Chatfield, Arkansas. In 1934 his family moved to Union, Mississippi. On his 13th birthday the Horton’s made the long journey to Orange, California where him and his father picked lemons.

Lawrence William Paul

Larry W. Paul, on Sept. 21, 2014. passed away. He was born Jan. 9, ‘54, in Havre, Mont., to Levi and Elizabeth Paul. Larry is preceded in death by his father, Levi, brothers, Doug and Steve, and sister, Teresa.

John H. Peshek

Our family, community and the world has lost such a dear, sweet, kind, caring, and loving man, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend.

Mary Ann “Gloria” Bennett

Our dear Queen MAB, “Gloria” or as she was legally known: Mary Ann Bennett, passed away gently into the morning of September 17, 2014.

William Edwards

William Edwards, a loving husband, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather died September 29, 2014 in his home. He passed peacefully with his wife Shirley, daughter Scheri, and granddaughters Ashley and Alyssa by his side.

Janet MacDonald

Janet MacDonald, 49, of Carson City, passed away September 30th, 2014. There will be a gathering of friends and family and visitation Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at FitzHenry’s Funeral Home.

Darlene J. Eichhorst

Darlene J. Eichhorst, 74, a long time Carson City resident, passed away on September 19, 2014 in her home. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Koerth. She is survived by siblings Darwin Koerth, Sandra Schisel, Kathy Brandey, Bonnie Torcsh, Larry Koerth and Vickie Krahn, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins that she adored. At her request, there will be no services.

Sunday, October 12

Dayton qualifier early step to PGA

DAYTON — The Tour First Stage Qualifying tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club starting Tuesday may seem like a long way from the ultimate goal of playing on the PGA Tour for the 76 players in the field.

Prep Roundup: Tigers lose thriller to Reno

RENO — Reno High won the Division I team tennis title with a narrow 10-9 win over Douglas Friday at Caughlin Ranch.

‘Mo offense for Carson

Guillermo Hernandez scores four goals in Carson’s rout of Tigers MINDEN — Guillermo Hernandez and Ryan Galvan were a formidable combination Saturday for the Carson High boys soccer team in its 8-1 Sierra League victory against Douglas.

Prep Roundup: Carson’s Delgado takes 26th at Clovis

FRESNO — Eveline Delgado finished a respectable 26th place to lead Carson High’s girls cross country team to a 17th-place finish in the Division II race at the Clovis Invitational Saturday at Woodward Park.

Mackay Miracle gets interference from Rams

RENO — A couple of rare offensive pass interference penalties wiped away what could have been another Mackay Miracle Saturday night.

Carson-Manouge match an instant classic

Several years ago, ESPN dubbed the wild Boise State-Nevada game in which Colin Kaepernick ran wild an “instant classic,” and replayed it right away.

Carson City insurance agent recognized for excellence

Lynda Emmons of CIC of Meridian Insurance Services was honored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors for her ongoing pledge to education, commitment to excellence, and dedication to the insurance profession. The Society of CIC, the cornerstone program for the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, is a non-for-profit organization of insurance professionals.

Carson City business licenses

Carson City issued the following business licenses in September. Advantage Locksmith, 420 Lee St., general business, Benjamin D. Embury, owner, 775-443-0912. Aksarben Maintenance, 4019 Knoblock Road, general business, Sean Michael Eldredge, owner, 775-671-0473.

Mackay Miracle gets interference

The Nevada Wolf Pack couldn’t overcome a slow start, the officials and the Colorado State Rams Saturday night at Mackay Stadium.

Saturday, October 11

Douglas stuns Spanish Springs

MINDEN — Nick Abreu returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown to give the Douglas High football team its first lead Friday night and Luke Houghton returned an onside kick attempt for a touchdown that clinched the Tigers’ 23-13 Homecoming victory against Spanish Springs.

Short-handed Dayton falls to Tahoe

SOUTH TAHOE — Dayton opened the scoring on Friday night at South Tahoe with a safety late in the first quarter — and then everything went South Tahoe’s way.

Polian to team: No time for BSU hangover

RENO — Brian Polian gave his Nevada Wolf Pack football team less than 24 hours to wipe away any emotional scars left by the heartbreaking 51-46 loss to the Boise State Broncos last Saturday night.

Late penalty kick lifts Douglas girls past Carson

MINDEN — Even though it’s still early October, the Douglas and Carson high school girls soccer teams clashed Friday afternoon in what seemed like a playoff atmosphere.

Friday, October 10

Amazon gets tax breaks for Reno plant

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development board on Friday approved tax breaks for for its new distribution center in Reno. The company is closing its Fernley plant and moving to a 100,000 square foot warehouse on Old 395 North in Reno.

Fernley track closes out season

This weekend is your last chance to see some local racing, as Fernley 95A Speedway hosts the annual two-day shootout, with entries from all over the western states.

Man found guilty on sexual assault charges

It took a jury of 10 women and two men less than 90 minutes Friday evening to convict David Stone of two counts of raping a 12-year-old boy. The sentence for that crime, the most serious category of felony in Nevada, is life with possible parole after 35 years in prison.

Leon D. “Lee” May

Leon D. May (”Lee”), a loving husband, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, in his home surrounded by his loving wife, Pat, of 44 years, daughter Suzanne, and granddaughter Kristina. he was 78 and a 50 year resident of Carson City. Born September 29, 1935 in Ada, OK to Opal and ray May.

Robert “Bob” Roser

Robert “Bob” Roser, an award-winning Nevada Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilot for three decades and longtime state agency chief investigator, has died in Carson City, where he lived for nearly 53 year

Thomas F. Bell

On October 2, 2014, Thomas F. Bell, “T-Rap Coyote” passed away peacefully from a short-term illness in Reno, Nevada. He was born on June 5, 1938, in Michigan.

Brenda R. Kizor-Ritter

Brenda passed away peacefully after a seven month battle with cancer. Our family, friends and the community have lost an incredibly beautiful, caring and strong lady

Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren’t just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley’s balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling to regain their footing to better compete against mobile-savvy trendsetters like Apple and Google, as well as rising technology stars that have built businesses around “cloud computing.”

Prep roundup: Carson pummels Manogue

Two minutes into Wednesday’s game against Bishop Manogue, Carson High had four scoring opportunities on the same attack. It set the tempo for the rest of the match.

Carson High School volleyball team stuns Bishop Manogue (Photo gallery, with video)

Bishop Manogue entered Thursday’s showdown having lost just one game in nine previous matches against northern Nevada opponents.

Thursday, October 9

Football: Dayton Dust Devils face crucial stretch at South Tahoe

Dayton coach Rob Turner knows what his team has to do to claim a playoff berth this year. “We need to win three of our last four games to have a chance,” Turner said Thursday morning. “With Fernley beating Lowry that first week and us losing to Lowry, that hurts us.”

Nevada Highway Patrol to hold open house

The Nevada Highway Patrol is holding an open house at its Reno headquarters Oct. 22. The patrol is celebrating its 65th year of service and is inviting the public to tour its facilities and equipment including the mobile command center and mobile breath analyzer truck. The event at 357 Hammill Lane in Reno will begin at 5 p.m.

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler wants collective bargaining open to public

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, has requested a bill that would open governmental collective bargaining sessions to the public.

Nevada Office of Traffic Safety awarded $1.1 million grant

Nevada’s Office of Traffic Safety has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Suspects sought in attempted robbery

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects who reportedly stabbed two men in an attempted robbery late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

2015 unemployment tax would effectively be same

The Employment Security Council voted Wednesday to recommend a rate schedule for unemployment insurance that will have most businesses effectively pay the same amount in 2015 as they paid this year.

A giga ripple: Tesla effect will add jobs in Carson City

Tesla’s gigafactory is estimated to bring 764 new jobs to Carson City over the next 20 years — and that doesn’t count residents who actually will be working at the battery plant. State Demographer Jeff Hardcastle, making his annual estimates of population growth on Thursday, said effects of the Tesla plant are likely to ripple widely across the area’s economy.

Elizabeth Ann McCormick

Elizabeth Ann McCormick, a long time resident of Fallon, Nevada, died on October 1, 2014 at Renown Hospital in Reno at the age of 91.

Dorothy Ann McDonald

A hero to many people and an enemy of no one, Dorothy Ann McDonald, 79, of Henderson, Nevada, passed away at her home after a decade long battle with cance

Gilbert Leed Jones

Gilbert Leed Jones of Fallon, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from complications due to ALS/ Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

In Memory of Dan O Homer

Its been a long lonely year since you left us. God has you in his keeping and although we are apart, your spirit lives on within us and forever in our heart. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. We loved you then, We love you now, We will love you always….. From your wife, children, grandchildren, & great grandchild

Nancylee Robertson

Born August 21, 1927 to Wallace T. and Helen A. Masters, Nancylee Robertson fulfilled God’s promise and joined her Heavenly Father on September 28, 2014.

Local Vice Figure Jailed

By Walt Mac Kenzie Nevada bagnio operator Joe Conforte was arrested Friday night on an extortion charge brought by District Attorney William Raggio, who said Conforte threatened him with public accusations of statutory rape and furnishing liquor to a minor.

What are key ‘USES’ of cash?

As an investor, you may find that the elements of your portfolio that seem to draw most of your attention are stocks and bonds. After all, these investment vehicles, and others derived from them, provide you with potential growth and income opportunities — which is why you invest in the first place. Yet, you also may find significant value in a more humble financial asset: cash. In fact, you might be surprised at the various ways in which the cash, and cash equivalents, in your portfolio can help you complete your financial picture.

District adds 9 new school buses to fleet

The Churchill County School Districts Transportation Department has added nine new buses to its fleet. Transportation Director Steve Russell said he is thrilled about receiving the new buses.

Old fire truck kindles childhood memories

When I was a boy growing up in Southern California, my friends and I often would ride our bikes to the local fire station.

Heritage Blues Quintet brings their sounds to Fallon

Tickets are now on sale for the Heritage Blues Quintet who will perform at the Art Center on Oct. 18.

Builders scramble for skilled workers

Ken Dillon is spreading the word as far as he can — Salt Lake City, Portland and beyond — that his Sparks-based D&D Roofing needs to hire about as many skilled roofers as it can, right now.

Community Bulletin Board

CURRENT Toastmasters 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.

I know where your cat lives

In this age of surveillance you can expect anything. Just as I had gotten used to seeing my home on Google, I learned about a project out of Florida State University that blew my mind. The project’s title is


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


Anne of Green Gables The CCHS Advanced Theatre Class will present “Anne of Green Gables” on Oct. 10 & 11 at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre.

Fallonites attend property management training

Weststates Property Management Company, a property management company with properties throughout Nevada as well as one in Idaho and one in Utah, recently held its annual meeting and training in northeastern Nevada.

Clever slogans promote Nevada towns

Over the years, many Nevada communities have adopted colorful slogans to help set them apart from other places. Undoubtedly the most famous is Reno’s “Biggest Little City in the World” slogan, which has appeared on several different archways spanning Virginia Street since 1929.

Frey Ranch Estate rolls out the vodka

Frey Ranch Estate Distillery takes a major step on Saturday when Nevada’s first commercial estate distillery rolls out the first batch of vodka for an open house.

Trotter, Horsley face off

In less than one month, residents of Churchill County will take to the polls to elect their sheriff. Incumbent Ben Trotter and challenger Jay Horsley are competing for the top law enforcement seat in the county. Both have been ingrained with local law enforcement for more than 18 years, but only one will be elected on Nov. 4.

My journey to the dark side and back

My generation— the leading edge Baby Boomers born in 1946-52 — is greatly responsible for the messes that the world, our country and education are in today.

Nevada newspapers couldn’t resist a good hoax

Nevada’s upcoming 150th birthday and National Newspaper Week make for a good opportunity to remind residents of one of this state’s seldom-celebrated contributions to journalism:

Dellera, Hessey vie for county recorder

The following candidates are running for Churchill County Recorder. The Lahontan Valley News sent the two candidates questionnaires about their interest in the position and qualifications.

Elementary students illustrate state book

“A State that made a Nation Great” is a book created by a Churchill County School District teacher and illustrated by elementary students to help children understand the importance Nevada played in creating the nation.

Mondhink-Felton seeks assessor’s job

Denise Mondhink-Felton was the only candidate to file for Churchill County Assessor, an office held by Norma Green, who is retiring. The following information was provided on a questionnaire to LVN.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago The Equal Franchise: Why Women Should Vote …because it is right and fair that those who must obey the laws have a voice in making them…those who must pay taxes should have a vote as to the size of the tax and the way it shall be spent. After more than half a century of agitation by women for reform only 14 out of 46 states now give equal guardianship to mothers.

Community news

FALLON CITY COUNCIL City Council members met for their first regularly scheduled meeting of October on Tuesday to approve items.

Communitypulsates its news

From birth announcements to marriage licenses to proceedings from our elected boards, newspapers record the heartbeat of the community it represents; in this case the Lahontan Valley News feels the pulse of Fallon and Churchill County and reports on the day-to-day activities.

Wednesday, October 8

SHERIFF’S LOG: Man arrested for allegedly threatening mother with machete, propane torch

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 3:14 p.m., Nicholas Stockwell, 22, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of a felony warrant charging burglary issued by Carson Justice Court. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Deputies in search of Nugget robbery suspect

Carson Sheriffs deputies are looking for the man who allegedly robbed the Carson Nugget Monday morning. The man made his way to the center of an island of slot machines and used a Kobalt brand pry bar to break into a lockbox.

Fire rips through Fernley house

A gasoline tank explosion involving a house occurred in Fernley at the Golf Course Area. No other information is available.

Stefan Rainier Sobkiewicz

Stefan Rainier Sobkiewicz was born April 18, 1965. He grew up in Huntington Beach, California. From there, he attended Huntington Beach High School. Around 2003, Stefan had established a relationship with God. He later met Laura in 2007.

Tuesday, October 7

A ‘Wakeling’ for Carson

Youth is served in CHS victory Carson High’s girls soccer fans got a great glimpse of the future Tuesday night.

Prep roundup: Carson volleyball sweeps, takes over second

RENO — Carson High’s volleyball team took over sole possession of second place with a sweep of Galena, 27-25, 25-16. 25-14 Tuesday night.

Jeffrey C. Durrant

Funeral services for Jeffrey C. Durrant, 25, of Killeen, formerly of Fernley, NV will be 2 pm Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Ave, Reno, NV, 89053. Mr. Durrant passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Killeen, Texas.

Wilmer Dorris Rau “Smokey”

Wilmer Dorris Rau “Smokey” was born December 21, 1925 in Norfolk, Virginia to Wilmer Dorris Rau, Sr and Estelle Petty Rau, passed away October 2, 2014.

Constance ‘Connie” Elvik

Constance ‘Connie” Elvik passed away from natural causes on Sept 6, 2014 in Corona, California. She is survived by her 2 sons, Lawerence and his children Summer and Peter; and Arlen and his wife DeeDee and their children Joshua, Katie, Erin, and Amber

California’s plastic bag ban stretches lack of sense

From the Department of Stupid Is As Stupid Does comes the latest from Nevada’s neighbor to the west. The California Legislature has passed, and Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has signed, the nation’s first statewide ban on plastic bags (SB 270).

October is National Breast Cancer Month

With breast cancer currently the second most common cancer in women, according to government health statistics, awareness and early detection are crucial for treatment outcomes. With this in mind, every October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness of the disease and funds for research and treatment.

The president who cried ‘wolf’

A new terrorist threat has risen in the world, a force so vicious that even al Qaeda has denounced them.

Community Bulletin Board

CURRENT Toastmasters 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.

Complete nutrition for women

With so many different choices in the vitamin aisle, many women find it difficult to choose the right ones to fit their personal needs.

Priceless tips and advice for staying young

Lift weights and eat low-fat yogurt Not at the same time, of course, but both are key to protecting bones, which weaken as you age.

Free things come hard

Once a month, like many of you, I get busy and pay my bills. This always includes going through the mountain of mail that comes to the door, and the email that my son Doug prints that he believes might be of interest to include in this column.

Tips for 2015 Medicare annual enrollment period

If you’re 65 or older, you probably know that the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Generally, this is the only time you can make changes to your coverage.

Candidates Night 2014

In less than a month, voters will have decided their representatives from local and statewide races and if various proposals passed or failed including several major initiatives Nevada.

Churchill County taxable sales dip in July

Statewide taxable sales increased 6.3 percent in July to just more than $4 billion.

Oasis Academy receives third five-star rating

Oasis Academy continues to achieve high honors. For the third year in a row. Oasis Academy was rated a five-star school and deemed a reward school in both elementary and middle school. Oasis also tied with a Las Vegas school as the top performing middle school in the state.

Trustees meet Thursday

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


Marriage licenses were issued by the Churchill County Clerk’s/Treasurer’s Office. September 18, 2014

Erquiaga reads to NELC students

In celebration of Nevada’s 150 birthday, Gov. Brian Sandoval and his staff are traveling to 150 schools in Nevada to spread the importance of reading.

Library faces a busy October

New and Noteworthy The library has the latest bestsellers as well as other titles of interest including the following:

49ers rally past Chiefs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — It was a physical battle with a side of desperation. In the end, though, Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers squeaked out a 22-17 win over the Alex Smith-led Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.

Wave takes control of Northern I-A

ELKO — A night filled with homecoming excitement and school spirit started well for the Elko Indians football team Friday night. Elko jumped to an early lead, but the Fallon Greenwave answered like champions and defeated Elko, 25-14, in a Northern Division I-A battle for first place.

Lady Wave sights on title

It was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Instead, the Fallon girls tennis team pulled off the improbable as the Lady Wave tied for the Northern Division I-A title and earned the No. 1 seed at Thursday’s regional team tournament at the Plumas Tennis Courts in Reno.

Mauga proving he can play with the best

Kansas City has a linebacker dilemma. Josh Mauga is playing the best football of his career and stated his case emphatically on Sunday why he should remain in the starting lineup.

Northern Division I-A standings

Football TeamLeagueOverall Fallon5-05-1 Elko4-14-1

The Wolf Pack’s shootout with Boise

A crowd of more than 32,000 fans was on hand in Reno’s sold out Mackay Stadium on Saturday to watch the Nevada Wolf Pack encounter the Boise State Broncos in what proved to be one of the most electrifying games of the season.

Monday, October 6

Supreme Court challenged on refusal

Even conceding that the Nevada Supreme Court can probably ignore rules requiring other state agencies to follow bid and request for proposal rules, members of the legislative Audit Subcommittee made it clear they don’t think it appropriate.

Auditors criticize over county assessments

An audit ordered after county officials complained they have almost no information about how a series of five assessments they pay the state for services are actually used has confirmed that claim.

Carson boys settle for tie

Senator girls sustain first loss of season RENO — What started out as a promising day ended in disappointment for Carson High’s boys soccer team.

Nevada falls short against Boise State

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack and Boise State Broncos left a sold out Mackay Stadium crowd breathless Saturday night.

Prep roundup: Douglas football falls against Manogue

RENO — A two-play, 69-yard touchdown drive in the final 27 seconds before halftime was the difference Saturday as Bishop Manogue pulled out an 18-13 Sierra League football victory against Douglas.

Timeout with Carson High’s Anya Woodbury

School: Carson High Sport: Tennis Year: Sophomore

Samuel Grant Broyles, Sr.

Samuel Grant Broyles Sr. died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at his long time residence, The Homestead for assisted living in Fallon, Nevada.

Wyndell “Curly” Eckert

Wyndell “Curly” Eckert long time Fallon resident passed away September 29, 2014 in Fallon. Curly was born June 3, 1925 in Amarillo, Texas to George and Lela Eckert.

Murry Glen Ward

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the lord forever.” Psalms 23, verse 6 Our beloved Murry entered eternal life September 13, 2014.

Manuel Joseph Barrenchea

Manuel “Manny” Barrenchea at 95 years of age, went to join Dean Barrenchea his wife of 63 years in heaven early this morning. Manny was a native Nevadan born in the small town of Austin June 17th, 1919.

Frank A. Loveland

FRANK A. LOVELAND, age 90, passed away on September 26, 2014 at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon.

Gretchen Weber Redwine

In her words, “A Southern girl, (North Carolina) who had children and came out West, very fortunate to have lived many places, and to make Nevada my home.”

Inabelle Steve Stirnemann

Inabelle Steve Stirnemann passed away peacefully at her home in Fallon, Nevada on September 25, 2014. She was born on July 12, 1929 in Stillwater, NV to Willie Steve, Sr. and Maggie Steve and had been a long time Fallon resident. Inabelle attended Schools in Fallon.

Sandra Lee McCullar Belongia

Sandy passed on Monday August 25th, too soon in the hearts of her loved ones. She was an adored wife married to Francis for 25 years; and is survived by her sisters Cheryl and Susan; children Lynlee, Jared and Stewart (Mac) and her three step children Robert (Bob), Dwayne and Lara.

Sunday, October 5

Carson City Board of Supervisors Ward 1: Candidates have differing visions

Karen Abowd and Lisa Helget are women seeking Carson City’s Ward 1 supervisor seat. Common ground all but disappears after that.

Allen Rowe: Rare coin and bullion industry may not have future in Nevada

In a state that’s rich in the history of bullion and the manufacture of money, the future of that legacy may be in danger. Legislation and or taxation are the largest threats to most industries in today’s climate, and our industry is no different. There’s one item on this year’s ballot that will determine if the industry can continue in Nevada, or if it will have to move out: the education initiative tax.

White House security breach refocuses Nevada security

As the Secret Service works to make sure no other intruder makes it through the front door of the While House, there might be one lesson it could learn from Nevada’s Capitol Police: lock the door.

Vegas doesn’t deserve state soccer

I see the NIAA remains clueless when it comes to state soccer venues. Two years ago, I traveled with the Carson soccer teams to Heritage Park in Henderson for the state tournament. What a disappointment, and I’m not talking about the results of the matches.

Saturday, October 4

Lowry too much for Dust Devils on homecoming

DAYTON — Three plays into Friday night’s Division I-A football game, Dayton was in business after Julio Meza recovered a fumble at the Lowry 20 yard line.

Pack unafraid of Boise State

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack football team isn’t afraid of the Boise State Broncos. “I don’t think for one second our football team looks at Boise and thinks they are invincible,” Wolf Pack head coach Brain Polian said this week.

Carson’s full Nelson: Carter’s great play on Nelson’s pass wins it

RENO — Just call it the Rio Wrangler Parkway Escape. Asa Carter, despite being interfered with, caught a 78-yard TD pass from back-up QB Joe Nelson for the go-ahead score with 28.2 left to spark the Senators to a wild 31-28 come-from behind win in the Sierra League opener for both schools on Friday night.

Churchill County horse has West Nile

For the first time in two years, a Nevada horse has been diagnosed with West Nile virus. The animal was in Churchill County and, according to state Agriculture officials, had not been vaccinated in the past 12-18 months.

Wave rallies to down Elko in 1-A football

The Fallon football team took control of the Northern Division I-A with a 25-14 win over Elko on Friday.

Carson notebook: Johnny Be Good in kicking game

RENO — Johnny Barahona’s kicking career got off to an inauspicious start when the sophomore shanked a 25-yard attempt against Clayton Valley.

Prep roundup: Carson girls runners take significant step

The Carson High girls cross country team looks to be making a late season run toward a state berth based on its performance at the Reed Invitational, which featured all of Northern Nevada’s teams on Friday.

Final points race highlights the action at Fernley Speedway today

Tonight is the final points race for the regular racing divisions at Fernley 95A Speedway.

Former police officer guilty in Ashley Browder’s death

A former Albuquerque police officer was found guilty of two counts of careless driving in the death of Carson Valley resident Ashley Browder. Sgt. Adam Casaus, was found guilty on Tuesday by an Albuquerque jury, according to KRQE news, which video taped the proceedings.

Plenty budget challenges, still no details from Sandoval

Despite facing a budget deficit approaching $2 billion for the coming biennium, Gov. Brian Sandoval this week refused to give any indication how he will deal with the situation.

Sheriff’s Log: Three people arrested after report of 5th wheel broken into

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY • At 11:20 a.m., three people were arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property after a woman reported her 5th wheel trailer was broken into in the Brunswick Canyon area.

Friday, October 3

Dwight “Ike” Richard Springer

Dwight “Ike” Richard Springer, 69, of Anoka, Minnesota, succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease at the Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carson City, Nevada on Monday, September 29, 2014.

Thoughts on socialism

Today’s topic is prompted by a 1951 essay I recently read on economic intervention written by Ludwig von Mises of the Austrian School of Economics. If Milton Friedman is the leading free-market economist of modern times, this man would be the best of his time. The essay is an excerpt of his book “Socialism” — which I have not read in its entirety. I know, I lead a dull life.

Bowser beer and Char-dog-nay

Who really knows where the road will lead you. On the way to Monterey we stopped at the Posh Puppy Boutique in Rocklin, Calif. It looked like an ordinary strip mall pet store but when we entered I realized we were in dog heaven. The first clue was the antique Louie XIII-style French bed for dogs. It only went uphill from there. I have never seen so many fabulous costumes and accessories for pets. I searched for a costume for Watson but found none he would wear. So I concentrated on all of the other products that Posh Puppy Boutique offered.

Many words well seasoned, I guess

I’m a huge fan of the English language. Both of my regular readers can testify that nobody enjoys a well-turned phrase as much as I do. It’s said that imitation is the highest form of flattery, and it’s no secret I’ve stolen my share of well-turned phrases over the years … and maybe even turned a few of my own.

Churchill County’s gaming win down 9 percent

In August, Churchill County casinos reported a 9.24 percent decrease in total win for the month, bringing in just $1.62 million.

Election 2014: Congress District 2 candidates spar at Carson City Community Center

Democrat Kristin Spees of Incline Village charged Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., hasn’t done enough in the three years he has been in that office.

Classic film series begins tonight

Fallon hosts classic film series tonight

Fallon readies relaunchof ‘Buy Local’ campaign

Fallon is renewing its Live Local Fallon drive after learning a few lessons from the program’s first year.

Banner Health begins visitor restrictions

Banner Health has implemented visitor restrictions at its hospitals because of the current Enterovirus D68 outbreak.

Kaia FIT founder visits Fallon

Grunts and growls, previously held in check, become audible as the room full of sweating and straining women struggle to complete the chosen exercise. New members to the exercise program pushed their bodies’ limits alongside seasoned veterans while a trim blond bounced around the room, offering words of encouragement and showing how to improve form.

Goats R Us 4-H Club

Are you 9 to 19? Have you been wanting to get involved in 4-H? Goats are a great project for beginners as well as experienced 4-H youth. Goats are easy to care for, affordable, and let’s not forget fun!

Democrat Party’s misleading on school choice

While political fliers are rarely filled with reasoned or nuanced policy analysis, recent fliers paid for by the Democratic Party of Nevada contain so many inaccurate statements about school choice that a fact check is needed.

Community Bulletin Board

CURRENT Toastmasters 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.


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

Kansas agents hereto grill murder suspects

While law officials of Garden City, Kan., appealed Saturday to the public as to the whereabouts of a portable radio missing from the home of the murdered Herbert W. Clutter family, five Kansas agents were interrogating two suspects at length in the Las Vegas jail.

View from the Past

Nevada has more opportunities for the young man than any other state in the union. With special reference to mining, it can be truthfully said the world only knows Nevada as a producer of gold, silver, and copper. These are the major metals in the wealth of the state which have commanded attention from the day the Comstock lode was discovered. The war is causing prospectors to do some thinking, studying government publications which are always interesting to the man with his mind engrossed with the making of another Virginia City.

Fixxed offers quality service

Fixxed Quality Auto Service and Repair offers offers dedicated and professional service done by ASE and factory-trained technicians.

Candidates Night changes

Several changes have occurred for the general election’s Candidates Night sponsored by the Lahontan Valley News.

County upset organizations not working together

Churchill County Commissioners stressed Thursday organizations must work together on picking dates when they are planning events.

Alleged sex offender pleads not guilty

A 27-year-old Fallon man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in District Court on two counts of lewdness with a child under 14.

State accountability scores mixed results

The Nevada Department of Education’s latest state accountability report and school rating system for 2014 shows several Churchill County schools remained the same while two elementary schools dropped one star.

Thursday, October 2

Beijing Palace closes

Beijing Palace, the Chinese restaurant at 4250 Cochise St, Ste 40, closed this week. Gary Moreira, broker with Cushman & Wakefield Real Estate Solutions, said owner Peter Shao retired. Moreira said a Thai restaurant is expected to move into the building within six weeks.

Carson City receives 11 applications for medical marijuana dispensaries

The state Health Division has received a total of 11 applications for licensing as a medical marijuana dispensary in Carson City.

Dust Devils looking to rebound against Lowry

DAYTON — Dayton football coach Rob Turner will get a chance to see just how resilient his senior-laden team is.

Prep roundup: Manogue edges Carson boys tennis

Bishop Manogue won four of the last six sets to edge Carson, 10-8, in a boys tennis match Thursday afternoon at Carson.

Carson High volleyball team sweeps Wooster for 6th straight win

Carson rolls to sixth straight victory After grueling wins over McQueen and Damonte Ranch, the Carson High volleyball team came out flat against Wooster Thursday night.

Nevada High School Football Leaders

Northern Division 1 Passing Leaders: NameSchoolCoAtYdsPct.TD

Friday Fodder: Will Saturday be party time for the Pack?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...Is the Nevada Wolf Pack going to party on Saturday night like it’s 2010? Not quite.

Fallon spikers get back-to-back wins

A pair of much-needed wins were earned by the Fallon volleyball team this week.

Wave, Elko for I-A showdown

The game of the year, at least for now. Two long-time rivals and two of last year’s co-champions tangle today to determine the inside track for home-field advantage in the Northern Division I-A football playoffs when Fallon visits its old nemesis Elko.

Fallon heads its way past Fernley

It was not much of a contest, but the Fallon girls soccer team will take the win. The Lady Wave pounded Fernley, 9-0, on Wednesday at the Edward Arciniega Complex to snap a two-game losing skid.

Mauga’s dream continues as he returns ‘home’

Growing up in a small community about four hours away from any professional sports team, Josh Mauga’s heart has been set on gold.

Chiefs pack mentality

It is a homecoming for one and more-or-less for the second. Oh, and a pair of quarterbacks who galvanized a city take center stage in one of the NFL’s biggest games Sunday.

Lady Wave tennis shares league title

The Fallon girls tennis team dropped Truckee and earned at least a share of the league title.

Eight-grade hoopsters rolling

The Churchill County Middle School girls basketball teams had mixed results the last two week. The eighth-graders are 3-1 in that span and improved to 8-2 overall, while the seventh-graders are 1-3 and fall to 3-7.

NIAA to address spring sports

A proposal to start the 2015 spring season for all sports one week early will headline the agenda today when the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Board of Control holds a special teleconference meeting.

Lauretta Darlene Lokelani “Lani” Kim-Davis

Lani lived her life with wonderful passion, curiosity and adventure for anything fun or interesting. Her happiest moments were when she was riding her horse, celebrations with family, and adventurous outings with her husband, Andrew, and son, the joy of her life, Jackson.

Before it was Nevada History ... It was news: Officials call MGM fire worst in Vegas history

At least 81 people were killed and hundreds more injured Friday morning when fire raced through the MGM Grand Hotel in the second-worst hotel fire in the nation’s history.

Wednesday, October 1

Nevada Supreme Court upholds dismissal child sex case; critical of Carson City DA’s office

In an unanimous decision critical of the Carson District Attorney’s office, three members of the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of child sex assault charges against Jeffrey Volosin. District Attorney Neil Rombardo said his office would appeal the ruling by the three-judge panel, asking for an en banc hearing before all seven justices.

Carson Notebook: Burns back in uniform for Senators

Seamus Burns, who was a back-up fullback and linebacker last season, will see his first action of the season Friday at Damonte Ranch.

Prep roundup: Ugly loss for Carson boys soccer

RENO — It could go down as the ugliest eight-minute stretch in Carson High soccer history.

Seizing Opportunities

hen projected starting fullback Seamus Burns went down with an injury, there was no panic around the Carson High football team.