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Tuesday, September 30

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.

Carson VB takes down Damonte

RENO — The Northern Division I volleyball season hasn’t even reached the halfway mark, but Tuesday’s Carson-Damonte Ranch match-up had the intensity and drama of a post-season match.

Carson City’s taxable sales increase 4.7 percent

Statewide taxable sales increased 6.3 percent in July to just more than $4 billion. All major categories from construction to auto sales, general merchandise and food and beverage sales were up for the month.

Pork chops and apple sauce — on the chops

With the abundance of our current Sierra apple crop, I thought it would be fun to present a recipe for Pork Chops with a special apple-based sauce.

Employee vaccinations protect profits during the flu season

Businesses’ bottom line could suffer if they don’t help their employees stay healthy this upcoming flu season.

Something in the air in Denver — freedom

I’m writing this week’s column from Denver, Colo., where there’s something in the air.

Obama is the best economic president

Forbes Magazine, a very conservative publication, in an article by Leonard Pitts on Sept.5, 2014, declared President Obama “the best economic president of modern times.” He took the words right out of my mouth.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks the 30th year for the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization and its campaign for awareness, education and empowerment.

VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY

VISITORS ENJOYED STOP IN FALLON Editor: In August, my husband and I took a 15-day road trip to Seattle. Somehow, we ended up spending the night of Aug. 2, 2014, in Fallon.

Please pay attention

Recently there’ve been dozens of television ads stressing the importance of getting a shot to take care of shingles. Unfortunately, I didn’t bother to listen. A few days ago I noticed soreness radiating from my back around to my chest. The pain became excruciating.

HOMECOMING

The Hunger Games — the theme of this year’s Churchill County High School, culminated with many activities during the week, ending with the big dance on Saturday.

The Fastest Gun Alive

Gunslingers from around the world gather at the Churchill County Fairgrounds for three days to compete for the title of “The Fastest Gun Alive” at the World Cowboy Fast Draw Championships.

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.

Homecoming King and Queen

This year’s Churchill County High School Homecoming queen and king are Allyson Hernandez and Jeff Evett. They were crowned Friday night during halftime of the Fallon-Dayton football game.

County Commissioners meet Thursday

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

Father’s role sets the atmosphere

Saturday morning rain may have hindered Domestic Violence Intervention’s Rockin’ Purple Ride with just six participants and no police escort, but the rain didn’t hinder the message delivered by Nilzara (Pietri) Atchison at the Eagles Hall.

University alumni recognizes Casey

Dr. Amanda Casey has been selected as a recipient of this year’s Nevada Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumna award.

Testing changes coming to CCSD

The Churchill County School Board learned about the testing changes coming to the district at their Thursday night meeting.

Cowboy Express heading to the nation’s capital

The Grass March Cowboy Express rode past the capitol grounds in Carson City on Monday morning, and several riders stopped in Fallon later in the day on their way to Winnemucca.

Western Nevada College receives $4.4 million grant for job training

Nevada’s Community College Consortium has been awarded $9,921,831 in grants from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program.

Stillwater Wildlife Refuge schedules free tours

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge has scheduled five free guided public tours beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. and continuing once a month through February.

Tesla Motors gigafactory plant could spur labor boom

Construction of Tesla’s multi-million-square-foot battery production plant at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center is expected to employ thousands of construction workers, and that could help rebuild a large portion of the cadre of skilled tradesmen who left the area through the recession. Construction employment in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan region stood at 11,400 in August, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports. Construction employment was 22,300 in July of 2007 before the bottom dropped out of the building trades.

Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

BALTIMORE — Olympic champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his latest brush with the law, saying he is “deeply sorry to everyone I have let down” with an arrest early Tuesday on a DUI charge.

Report: Sagebrush habitat fuels $88 million into Nevada economy

RENO — Visitors to federal rangelands with significant tracts of sagebrush pumped about $1 billion into the economy in 11 Western states last year, according to a study released Tuesday by advocates of protecting sage grouse across the region.

Monday, September 29

Election 2014: Candidates for Assembly District 40 united against margins tax

All three candidates for Carson City’s Assembly District 40 turned out for the League of Women Voters forum Monday night.

Hudak moment for Carson

RENO — Lauren Hudak was at a loss to explain her first goal of the season.

Gov. Brian Sandoval says Afghanistan much more stable, than in his visit three years back

In a press briefing from Afghanistan, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Sunday he was very impressed with the progress in that country since his first visit to the Middle East.

Carson City’s Megan Klein pleads guilty in NBA ticket scheme

A Carson City woman has pleaded guilty in a basketball ticket scheme that authorities say targeted professional athletes and sports agents. The Nevada Attorney General’s office said Monday that 39-year-old Megan Klein pleaded guilty to felony identity theft. She faces a possible sentence of one to 20 years in prison on the charges.

John Bullis: Prove every part of your argument

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Tax Court’s decision that a couple did not show they held the farmhouse as a rental or for the production of income (sale at a gain later). They did rent out the farm land. But the courts distinguished the land rental from the farmhouse. Mr. and Mrs. Meinhardt bought 140 acres of farmland in rural Minnesota that had an 80 year old farmhouse that was in need of substantial repairs. The cost was $75,000.

Election 2014: Carson City DA candidates spar over prosecution delays, victim services

Carson City’s two candidates for District Attorney sparred over delays in prosecuting sensitive cases, victim services and other issues at the League of Women Voters candidate forum Monday night.

Raiders fire Allen

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season.

Timeout with Carson High’s Vic Castro V

School: Carson High Sport: Football

Ex-GSA official from Gardnerville faces fraud charges

An ex-federal official who hosted a lavish, $823,000 conference in Las Vegas that sparked a congressional investigation into wasteful government spending has been indicted on charges of fraud and filing false claims for reimbursement. A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted 59-year-old Jeffrey Neely of Gardnerville last week.

Four acres of land in north Carson City on market

About four acres of land near the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center is now for sale and can be developed for retail and commercial use. The two parcels are 2.43 acres at 1393 Medical Parkway listed for $2,117,016 and 1.38 acres at 1365 Medical Parkway priced at $1,202,256.

Sunday, September 28

Sandoval says U.S. must keep presence in Afghanistan

From the first time he visited Afghanistan in August 2011 to his most recent trip this weekend, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he sees the progress being made by both Afghan and U.S. military forces and says the U.S. should keep a military presence there.

Saturday, September 27

Prep roundup: Delgado shines at Stanford Invitational

STANFORD — Eveline Delgado continued her stellar running with a 10th place finish in the Division I girls race at Saturday’s Stanford Invitational at the Stanford Golf Course.

Fajardo leads Nevada to comeback win vs. Spartans

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cody Fajardo’s second rushing touchdown, a 2-yard run to start the fourth quarter, lifted Nevada to a 21-10 over San Jose State in the Mountain West opener for both schools Saturday night.

Manufacturing Nevada conference returns with top industry experts

Northern Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, and Nevada Industry Excellence have partnered again to bring the 2014 Manufacturing in Nevada Conference, an official Nevada 150 event, Oct. 1-2 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. This year’s event has been expanded to bring both the manufacturers conference and a second day Unmanned Aerial Systems /Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles conference. Both conferences will feature top experts from their respective fields.

Barrette joins RCM Reality Group

RCM Realty Group, at 503 N. Nevada St., welcomed Tyler Barrette to its team. Barrette is a native of Carson City and has been a licensed realtor for about a year. RCM Realty Group serves residential, commercial and management real estate. For more information, call 775-882-6300.

Carson City gaming win up 3 percent

In August, Carson City saw just its second monthly increase in gaming win this calendar year, posting a 3 percent increase to more than $9 million.

Prep roundup: Carson girls tennis falls to Reno

Northern Nevada power Reno High rolled to a 15-3 win over Carson High in girls tennis on Friday in Reno.

Carson defense puts the squeeze on Hug in victory

RENO — When things got tough in the second half, Carson High didn’t wilt under the pressure.

Douglas is no match for Reed

SPARKS — Reed scored on four straight possessions to start the game and never looked back on its way to a 56-12 homecoming victory against Douglas.

Fallon explodes against Dayton

FALLON — In a battle of undefeated league records, Fallon showed why it is once again a favorite to claim the Division I-A state title.

Dayton man creates The Clinch Cord to keep hats on

As a lifelong outdoors enthusiast, Roy Clinch Tremoureux Jr. of Dayton has battled stiff winds while enjoying himself on golf courses, lakes and rivers and sailboats. Tiring of having hats blowing off his head, Tremoureaux designed a cord to keep his lids affixed to his noggin, and he’s begun selling the product at local golf courses.

Carson High Football Notebook: Brown, Shine combine in passing attack

RENO — When you think about Colby Brown, you think of him in terms of running the football and not catching the ball.

Carson’s Nevers fifth in return to Fernley track

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — For Tony Stewart, there was no greater joy than escaping his everyday life and climbing behind the wheel of a sprint car. He loves the feel, the way they drive, the purity he finds at all the tiny dirt tracks across the country.

Friday, September 26

Carson City history, western showman and more featured at Sierra Place

Sierra Place, 1111 W. College Parkway, is holding free events in October. Western entertainer Sourdough Slim will combine vaudevillian and cowboy lore in his performance at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Carson City offers recyclables for statewide art contest

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is making materials available to participants in the Statewide Recycled Art Contest.

Election 2014: Carson City school trustee candidates say district moving in right direction

Candidates for the Carson City School Board touted the school district’s strategic plan as well as student performance during Thursday’s forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.

Asa Carter is Carson High football’s ‘Asa’ in the hole

Success has come early and often for Carson High junior Asa Carter.

PACK SEEKS TO END 8-GAME ROAD SKID

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team is thinking positive thoughts these days.

Thursday, September 25

Dust Devils face first big test of season

Dayton coach Rob Turner admitted when he looked at this year’s schedule last spring, he thought his team could win its first four games.

Prep roundup: Dayton, Carson post big v-ball wins

DAYTON — Dayton High’s volleyball team topped Fallon, 3-1, in a Northern Division 1A match Thursday night.

Locals should believe in the Wolf Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... Do you believe in this Nevada Wolf Pack football team yet? Why not? The Wolf Pack is 2-1 and arguably as good or better than any team in the Mountain West.

Fallon police recover stolen deputy’s pistol; 3 people in custody

Fallon police recovered a stolen deputy’s service weapon on Thursday and have arrested three people in connection with a burglary that occurred Sept. 12.

LET THE PARADE BEGIN

Churchill County High School kicks off the 2014 homecoming week on Monday with a parade in addition to having a bonfire and watching the junior and senior girls play in the annual Powder Puff football game. Students show their Greenwave pride as the parade rolls down Maine Street.

Mayor Tedford recognizes three residents

Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. recently presented letters of commendation to three residents for their respective roles as community leaders.

Tesla Motors deal stirs storm of activity in Lyon and Storey counties

The deal bringing Tesla Motors to Northern Nevada has stirred up a storm of interest from manufacturers, businesses, developers and real estate speculators.

Water in Lahontan Reservoir reaches high water mark

Enough Water Stored to Cover All Irrigable Land on the Project Depth of Two Feet—Other Items of Interest

BIRTHS

The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital. August 11,2014 A girl, Sierra Lynn Caffero to Samantha Moore and Clifton Caffero, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 18 inches.

Everything is coming up Rosie

I would like to introduce you to my dear friend, Betty, who is kind, intelligent and loving. She lives with her adorable cat, Rosie. Betty, Rosie and I have been friends for many years. Rosie with her sweet meow, soft fur and cute face is a rescuer cat who rescued Betty. She is a spoiler kitty because she showers you with affection.

If I were king for a day

I gave up my lifelong ambition for wealth, power and world domination a few years ago … right after I realized that wielding global influence required working weekends and didn’t come with a dental plan. Besides, I lack the drive, talent or family connections to get rich and I have too much self-respect to become a politician so there wasn’t much chance I was ever going to become the grand poo-bah anyway.

Foundation to hold grand opening of new boutique, thrift shop

Come and celebrate with the Standing Through The Rain Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation, for the grand opening of the newly added 4,000-square foot space housing their Ladies Boutique and Thrift Shop at 250 S. Broadway St. on Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Protect your retirement against market volatility

As an investor, you’re well aware that, over the short term, the financial markets always move up and down. During your working years, you may feel that you have time to overcome this volatility. And you’d be basing these feelings on actual evidence: the longer the investment period, the greater the tendency of the markets to “smooth out” their performance. But what happens when you retire? Won’t you be more susceptible to market movements?

Remembering deadly Sierra bus crash

A shiver ran down my spine recently as I drove along U.S. Highway 395 and paused at a clearing on the bank of the Walker River about 55 miles south of Carson City.

The Barack Obama/ Sen. Harry Reid economy and us

How’s the Barack Obama and Harry Reid economy working for you?

Ghost town of Tybo offers history, scenery

While it’s been largely abandoned for much of the past half-century, the central Nevada mining town of Tybo has managed to survive into the 21th century with an impressive number of its historic structures intact.

Soaking up Ales for Arts

Ales for Arts V, a fundraiser for Churchill Arts Council’s 2014-2015 programs, will be held in the Lariat Courtyard tomorrow afternoon from 3-7 p.m.

Carson City job fair Friday features 47 employers

Nearly 50 employers, including the Click Bond manufacturing firm and Vail Resorts, will meet job seekers Friday at Carson City’s second Job Fair of 2014.

Judge rulesto dismissRoss’ lawsuit

Unofficially, the Churchill County School District scored a big win.

SENIOR MENU

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Your royal court awaits you

This year’s crowd of Greenwave fans await the crowning of the 2014 king and queen at midfield tonight as homecoming activities begin to wind down for Churchill County High School.

Events seek donations for different causes

The last Saturday in September will be a busy one in Fallon with three separate community events promoting their causes; The Cancer Warriors of Central Nevada’s Redneck Shindig, The Churchill Community Coalition National Recovery Day and Domestic Violence Intervention’s Rockin’ Purple Ride.

The culinary pride of tailgating

Soon, parking lots of colleges, high schools and professional stadiums across the nation will be filled with fans gearing up for another sporting season – and the tailgating celebrations that go hand-in-hand.

Devil of a matchup for first

It is a pivotal matchup and one team may be without its most pivotal player.

Mauga, Chiefs nab first win

Securing their first victory of the season, Fallon’s Josh Mauga and the Kansas City Chiefs don’t have much time to celebrate as they welcome one of the game’s most successful quarterbacks on Monday Night Football.

Johnson upbeat after brutal injury

Support has been critical in Dalton Johnson’s recovery. The former Fallon and current La Verne University (Calif.) linebacker lacerated his spleen on Saturday after taking a vicious hit during a punt.

Lady Wave looks east

The toughest road test of the season commences today.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Baseball postseason around the corner

The best part of the baseball season is yet to come. After spending the past five months grinding out another season, 10 teams will turn the page to next week’s postseason, although eight of those teams have already clinched a playoff spot.

Thomson, Overlie run to first

The Fallon cross country teams had a pair of its best performances of the season last week in Dayton.

Titles on the line at Rattlesnake

The season’s final racing comes down to a two-day event at Rattlesnake Raceway.

Chukar forecast improved for hunters

Forget all of the fluff, let’s just cut to the good news — this year’s Nevada Chukar Hunting Forecast, an annual report put out by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) that takes habitat conditions and statewide survey results to estimate chukar populations, was recently released and predicts good chukar hunting for much of Nevada.

Big game not hindered by conditions

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners set big game tag quotas for the 2014 hunting season, which included increases in elk, desert bighorn and mountain goat. Tag quotas were also established for several new hunts including spike elk and bighorn ewe hunts.

Hoopsters nab sweep over Dayton

The Churchill County Middle School girls basketball teams earned another sweep last week.

Carson City Olive Garden brandisher gets up to 11 years prison

A man who brandished a pistol at the Carson City Olive Garden last summer was sentenced to spend up to 11 years in prison. David Paul Lane, 57, pulled a pistol and panicked the restaurant’s staff and diners on July 21, 2013, a Carson City jury determined.

Jason Cloutier sentenced to life for DUI crash that killed two in Carson City

Jason Cloutier, 35, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the DUI crash that killed two in June, 2013. Sierra Woodward, 26, of Carson City and Mark Flora, 59, of Texas, died when his car hit Flora’s vehicle head-on on Highway 50 near Centennial Park. He was driving at an estimated 88 mph westbound in the eastbound lanes of the highway.

Wednesday, September 24

Feds demand Nevada fix delays in food stamp reporting

Federal Agriculture officials are threatening to take away the money they give Nevada to manage the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — food stamps — for low-income families.

Lt. governor campaign dominated Nevada TV ad buys

LAS VEGAS — Lieutenant governor candidate Mark Hutchison’s successful attempt to fend off Republican primary challenger Sue Lowden accounts for the lion’s share of money spent on political TV ads this year in Nevada’s state-level races, according to data released Wednesday by nonpartisan investigative journalism organization.

Carson City Public Defender will not receive contempt charge

District Judge Todd Russell on Tuesday rejected the DA’s demand the Public Defender’s office be held in contempt for delivering a letter by a defendant to his victim in violation of a “no contact” order. PD’s investigator Margaret Judge hand delivered the letter from Jeremy Wilson to Mary Lou Miller, who pleaded guilty to robbing the her by grabbing her purse and running.

Carson High School football notebook: Hug Hawks flying high after 4-0 start

There are five Northern Nevada football teams unbeaten after four weeks of play, and the Hug Hawks are one of them.

North Carson City Jimmy John’s affected by data breach

The North Carson Street Jimmy John’s was hit by a security breach the sandwich restaurant chain said Thursday. On its website, the chain said on July 30, the company learned of a possible security incident involving credit and debit card data at some of Jimmy John’s stores and franchised locations.

Prep roundup: Dayton High School volleyball outlasts Lovelock

DAYTON — Dayton High’s volleyball team tuned up for its Northern Division 1A showdown tonight against Fallon with a 25-22, 25-21, 18-25, 17-25 and 15-12 win over Lovelock Wednesday night.

Carson Valley Pops Orchestra names Bill Zabelsky as conductor

Carson High School band director Bill Zabelsky agreed to step in as conductor of Carson Valley Pops Orchestra and will be assisted by Stephanie Dodge Reynolds.

Minden native to have art displayed by Carson Valley Arts Council

Carson High School band director Bill Zabelsky agreed to step in as conductor of Carson Valley Pops Orchestra and will be assisted by Stephanie Dodge Reynolds.

John “Larry” Ronhovdee

John “Larry” Ronhovdee, a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, was taken home to Heaven on September 21, 2014. Larry leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Lisa Ronhovdee and his children, Jeremy, Crystal, Nicole and Brianna, as well as the grandchildren he was so proud of, Logan and Claire

Carson City hosts authors and more next month at Nevada State Museum

The following is a schedule of events happening in October at Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St.

Carson City Library resumes series with program on Medieval Spain

The Carson City Library is resuming its Explore the World series next month with a program about Medieval Spain.

John (Larry) Ronhovdee

John “Larry” Ronhovdee, a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, was taken home to Heaven on September 21, 2014. Larry leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Lisa Ronhovdee and his children, Jeremy, Crystal, Nicole and Brianna, as well as the grandchildren he was so proud of, Logan and Claire.

Entries sought for Nevada Day poster and essay contest

Nevada’s motto All for Our Country is the theme of this year’s Nevada Day poster and essay contest open to students from kindergarten through 12th grade in district, charter, private or home schools. The contest includes four categories depending on grade level.

Carson City Symphony Chorus needs singers for upcoming season

The Carson City Symphony Chorus and conductor Michael Langham invites high school and adult singers to join the chorus in at least three concerts — A Nevada 150 Concert on Oct. 26, Holiday Treat on Dec. 14 and Pops Party on June 14 — with the Carson City Symphony.

Carson City Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer training planned Tuesday

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, will hold the first of 10 weekly volunteer training sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at its Carson City office, 1539 E. Fifth St.

“The Maze Runner” aimed at young adults chiefly

The audience group “young adults” is a major target for moviemakers these days. The category is probably the biggest group to lay out $8 for a film that reflects their interests and sympathies.

“Walk Amid the Tombstones” is Liam Neeson at his best

Liam Neeson has been busy with thrillers of late, most were just adequate. But here, with Director/Writer Scott Frank, he turns back to the thrillers of Bogart days, complete in the noir tradition of dark, brooding, rainy scenes.

“This Is Where I Left You” a funny at times family movie

“Where I Leave you” has a fine cast hampered by a predictable script enliven by lots of one-liners. It helps if you know something about Shiva, the Jewish form of mourning after a death.

Lake Tahoe athletes upset, understanding of Ironman cancelation

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Thousands of triathletes from California to Australia woke up in the wee hours of Sunday morning prepared after months of training to swim, bike and run 140.6 miles.

Carson High School volleyball team nets easy victory over North Valleys

It was a match Carson High volleyball coach Robert Maw fully expected to win, and the Senators justified that confidence.

San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium features guardrail system developed by Mound House company

Many of the three dozen employees of The Cable Connection watched the San Francisco 49ers recent home football opener as closely as a coach looks for a competitive edge in game film. The reason for their close attention?

Tuesday, September 23

Prep roundup: Carson boys tennis falls to Huskies

Perennial powerhouse Reno pounded Carson, 16-2, in a Northern Division I boys tennis match in Carson Tuesday afternoon.

Mars bound: Spacecraft from India to enter Red Planet orbit

NEW DELHI — India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars.

Stupid is as stupid

“I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.” John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873.

Bilbray-Kohn can curse her fellow Democrats

Poor Erin Bilbray-Kohn just can’t catch a break.

Churchill County trustees meet Thursday

A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Churchill County Administration Office, Old High School, at 690 S. Maine St.

Almost there for the big birthday

Only six weeks remain before Fallon celebrates Nevada’s sesquicentennial with the final events of the year-long birthday celebration.

Exercising care when looking at fad diets

From eating cookies, cabbage soup and baby food to drinking lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne concoctions, dieters have tried their fair share of wacky weight-loss plans. One of the newest fad diets making headlines is the Dukan Diet — a pseudo-version of the Atkins diet that’s popular in France. It’s a highly restrictive plan of protein-rich, low-fat meals, lots of oat bran and tons of water. Exercise requirements are light. The British Dietetic Association labeled it one of the year’s worst fad diets.

VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY

ASSEMBLYMAN REJECTS PROPOSAL Editor: After a year of meetings to discuss transferring some of Nevada’s public land from federal to state control, the Nevada Land Management Task Force late last month submitted its draft proposal to the Legislative Committee on Public Lands.

Look for the consistent message: Rethinking dietary fat

Which fats are healthy and which aren’t? Consumers looking for a clear, consistent message on this topic regularly face conflicting ones, coming from every imaginable direction, sometimes intensified by strong media hype. In May of this year a study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that stated consuming a diet high in saturated fat was not a problem for health

We called him Pop-Pop

Ambrose Burnside Hoffman was born in Atlantic City, N.J., just before Christmas 1895. He was the only son of Mary Conover and Ambrose Burnside Lincoln Hoffman, my grandparents. “Brose” — his nickname — graduated high school at a time when few of his generation did, and he’d become proficient in typing and shorthand.

Churchill County seniors receive copies of the Constitution

Rupert Wyble of the Fallon Tea Party and Sandy Hillary, chairman of the Churchill County Republican Committee, stand with Kelly Frost and her afternoon senior American government class. Wyble had the idea of giving pocket constitutions to Fallon high school students to mark Constitution Day. About 800 copies were given to students throughout the school.

Disaster-related assistance deadline nears

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30 as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so as soon as possible.

Celebrate Family Fun Day

As September is National Recovery Month, this community is again coming together in celebration.

Fallon’s Rockin’ Purple Ride kicks off domestic violence awareness

To bring knowledge to October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Intervention has organized several events to enlighten participants and to get the community involved.

CASA program opens Kids Kloset

The Court Appointed Special Advocates program announces the opening of its CASA’s Kids Kloset. De Vere Karlson, coordinator for CASA, said she is excited about the opening of the closet.

August unemployment rate drops statewide and in Churchill County

Both statewide and Carson City’s unemployment rates dropped to 7.5 percent in August. But Churchill County was a full 1.5 percent below both figures.

Some simple tips to replenish your body

The environment’s natural elements can take a toll on the body. However, taking time to refill what has been depleted from your body, such as moisturizing skin and hair, can make you feel healthier and more beautiful. A similar approach can also help make your teeth stronger and make your smile healthier.

National Preparedness Month: Keep your family safe

Severe weather can pose a risk to your family’s safety, especially if you don’t have an emergency plan. Having a plan for what to do before, during and after severe weather can mean all the difference to your family’s safety.

Churchill County High School Homecoming

Every day is a themed dress-up day for the students culminating with extreme school spirit apparel on Friday.

Tesla Motors deal stirs storm of activity in Lyon and Storey counties

The deal bringing Tesla Motors to Northern Nevada has stirred up a storm of interest from manufacturers, businesses, developers and real estate speculators. “We can see between five- and seven-million square feet starting construction between now and the end of this year,” said Lance Gilman of Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

Enriquez seals win for Fallon

A critical early-season league match filled with plenty of chances eventually afforded an opportunity for Fidel Enriquez to shine.

Homecoming showdown for first place

Perhaps the most unexpected unbeaten team in the Division I-A rolls into Fallon on Friday for a first-place showdown.

Junior shutout

In one of the most anticipated games of the year, the end result was a shutout by the rookies to kick off homecoming week at Churchill County High School.

South Tahoe can’t slow Fallon in 48-21 loss

The South Tahoe football team got off to an ideal start against Fallon on Friday night — but once the Greenwave got rolling, they quickly took control of the game. Fallon scored five unanswered first-half touchdowns and sent the Vikings to a 48-21 defeat at Viking Stadium.

South Tahoe girls soccer shakes slow start, downs Fallon 4-0

After a sluggish first half Saturday, it didn’t take long for the South Tahoe girls soccer team to take control against Fallon. The Vikings did all their scoring in a 4-0 win over the Greenwave after halftime, remaining atop the league standings with a decisive win.

Smoked out: Tahoe athletes upset, understanding of Ironman cancelation

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Thousands of triathletes from California to Australia woke up in the wee hours of Sunday morning prepared after months of training to swim, bike and run 140.6 miles.

Northern Division I-A Standings

Football TeamLeagueOverall Dayton3-04-0

Carson City Sheriff’s Office issues 38 citations issued during saturation patrol

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office held a saturation patrol that focused on speeding drivers on Friday in areas where crashes occurred in Carson City. The areas patrolled were Fairview Drive from Highway 50 East to South Edmonds Drive and North Carson Street from Lakeview Hill to Winnie Lane. In all, 38 citations were issued.

John Bullis: Be careful when disposing of personal property

When someone dies or transfers to Assisted Living, it is important to be careful on giving old furniture and personal affects to charity or selling items at a garage sale.

Election 2014: League forum draws no opposition to two of three state ballot questions

The League of Women Voters forum on this election’s statewide ballot questions drew about 45 people to the Community Center Monday evening and two of the questions didn’t even have someone to argue against them.

Timeout with Carson High’s Taylor Krupp

School: Carson High Sport: Girls golf

Monday, September 22

Local news in brief

Monday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers Monday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 2-9-3; Daily 3 Midday: 1-3-7; Daily 4: 8-6-7-9; Daily Derby: 1st:6 Whirl Win-2nd:1 Gold Rush-3rd:5 California Classic, Race Time: 1:49.22; Fantasy 5: 03-15-26-30-37.

Prep roundup: Dayton girls soccer blanked in Elko

Dayton holds its own in defeats against Elko and Spring Creek ELKO — Dayton High’s girls soccer team played well against Elko and Spring Creek this weekend, but dropped two Northern Division 1A games.

Anthony “Tony” Edward Durk

I’m Free. Don’t grieve for me now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day.

Stacey Rittweger (Luke)

Memorial services will be held this Saturday at 1:00pm at the Hilltop Community Church, 3588 Romans Rd, Carson City, NV 89705.

Barbara Irene Cooper

Barbara Irene White, 91, of Carson City was born June 11, 1923 in Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington to William R. White and Zoe Bertha Sears.

Fallon’s LVN wins 18 awards at state newspaper convention

The Lahontan Valley News won 18 awards including nine for first place at this year’s Nevada Press Association’s annual convention held Saturday in North Las Vegas.

State winners from Nevada Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest

Here’s the list of winners in the Nevada Press Association 2014 Better Newspaper Contest, announced Saturday night at the newspaper organization’s annual convention in North Las Vegas.

Sunday, September 21

Lewis’ blocked punt keyed CHS comeback in first half

A special teams play and an interception helped get Carson back in the game Friday night against Spanish Springs.

Prep roundup: Dayton’s boys runners take 2nd

The Dayton boys cross country team had an impressive outing in a tightly contested meet it hosted on Friday as it finished second just two points behind Fallon.

Miscues cost Carson Senators in loss to Spanish Springs

Putting the ball on the ground is never a good thing. Carson did it not once but twice in the red zone in the second half, and that played a major role in the Senators’ 28-27 loss to Spanish Springs Friday night in a nonleague football game at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Saturday, September 20

Reid going into NAIA Hall

Kevin Reid, a 1983 Carson High graduate, is one of the best college track and field coaches around.

Business briefly: Noble Studios on Inc. Magazine list of fastest-growing companies

Inc. Magazine ranked Noble Studios, a digital marketing agency founded 11 years ago in Carson City, No. 2,100 on its eighth annual Inc. 500|5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Noble Studios joins GoPro, HubSpot and Zoosk, among other brands. In Nevada, Noble Studios ranked No. 12 out of 20 companies to make the national list.

Dayton family sticks together for win

They lose Berntson, but not game on way to 4-0 start DAYTON — When a member of a family goes through a struggle, a strong family rallies.

Douglas comeback falls short versus Hug

MINDEN — Hug scored two touchdowns and came up with three defensive stops in the red zone Friday night during the first half and then the undefeated Hawks held on for a 20-14 victory against Douglas.

LaVonne Katherine Ackerman

Passed away Sept. 15, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 52.

NASCAR’s version of March Madness creating buzz

Fernley 95A Speedway is back in action tonight with the next to last points race of the 2014 season.

Friday, September 19

Susan Michele Dauphine

Susan Michele Dauphine of Carson City passed away on September 15, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer.

Mary L. Bunten

Mary L. Bunten, born August 11, 1918, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sept. 17, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Rocklin, CA. Mary, born in Lebanon, OR and raised in Moapa Valley, NV lived in Carson City since 1951.

Carson residents wish bypass could be done quicker

Several dozen area residents turned out Wednesday to take a close look at the Nevada Department of Transportation’s plans for the final stretch of the Carson freeway with most saying they just wish it could get finished faster and with the full interchange at U.S. 395 south.

Dayton Dynamo: Sky’s the limit for Berntson

DAYTON — A year ago, Austin Fletcher became Dayton High’s single-season rushing leader when he gained 1,627 yards, and many thought that mark would stand for a while.

Prep roundup: Tucker’s serving sparks Carson

It wasn’t pretty, but it was a victory. Carson High was dominant in the opening game, and then slept through the next two en route to a 25-3, 25-12 and 25-12 victory over Hug Thursday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Prep Roundup: Carson corners a win

Virrueta’s corner kicks help power Senators to win The Hug Hawks represented the first of several litmus tests for Carson High’s boys soccer team.

FLORENCE MARIE LACA

Flo passed away suddenly at her home in Fernley on September 16, 2014. Flo was born in Sheridan, WY to Lynn and Gladys Bostic.

Unemployment rate drops statewide and in Carson

Both statewide and Carson City’s unemployment rates dropped to 7.5 percent in August. A spokesman for the Employment Security Division said the seasonally adjusted rate also declined a tenth form July to 7.6 percent, the lowest it has been since Aug., 2008 and a decrease of 2.2 percent compared to the same month a year ago.

Thursday, September 18

Nevada running game stuck in mediocre so far

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...The Nevada Wolf Pack’s running game has moved from the fast lane to the carpool lane.

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Environmental Protection Agency is at it again

Old naval ships go to a boneyard when they have outlived their usefulness. Have you seen the boneyard for old government agencies to go when they outlive their purpose? No? I didn’t think so, since only a handful of the numerous agencies in the history of our government have ever been disbanded.

One cool cat

To jazz fans everywhere this week is one of the most important of the year. The 57th Monterey Jazz Festival starts on Friday the 19th and runs through the weekend. You can expect to see lots of cool cats or hep cats attending and performing.

BUSINESS LICENSES

The City of Fallon has issued the following business licenses in August 2014. Big Boys BBQ; Food; Bu & Ma: 787 West Williams Avenue; Fallon, Nevada, 89406; 775-842-1289; Owner: Joseph Bake.

The Tesla deal’s 3 problems

Like many Nevadans, I have mixed feelings about the deal our state made with Tesla Motors to get it to locate its electric vehicle (EV) battery giga-plant near Reno. The deal raises at least three salient, related issues, and it shows how fast and loose politicians, bureaucrats, advocates, opponents and the press play with numbers and facts.

Things I used to know for sure

To quote Forrest Gump, and you should always quote Forrest Gump, “I am not a smart man” but I can’t help but notice things. One of things I’ve noticed over the years is that the older I get the less I know.

Clara Nell McGifford

Clara Nell McGifford, 80, of Dayton, Nevada passed away peacefully at 11:14 pm from acute respiratory failure on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nevada surrounded by her family. Born in Grants Pass, Oregon on April 24, 1934 to Walter Houston Varner and Marjorie Nell (Jones) Varner, Clara was the oldest of their five daughters

Western drought hits ranchers’ pocketbooks

The prolonged drought across the West is drying up profits for northern Nevada ranchers.

WNC News & Notes: Celebrate bigger, better national manufacturing days

Western Nevada College and Dream It Do It Nevada have partnered with local businesses and industry, school districts and workforce agencies to foster the next generation of talent for manufacturing careers.

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.

Discovering the forgotten mining camp of Prospect

One thing about a number of Nevada mining camps is that their names often left no doubt about their reasons for existing. So we have Goldfield, Silver City, Metallic City—and Prospect.

Beer tasting for Ales for Arts

The Churchill Arts Council will present the fifth edition of its craft beer festival, “Ales for Arts,” from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 in the Lariat Courtyard at the Art Center.

Repurposing project to enhance library

The Churchill County Library will be closed starting November for four months for a repurposing project.

VIEW FROM THE PAST

Snow’s Theatre. Snow’s Theatre, opposite the Churchill Hotel, will be open to the public this Saturday evening, with a four reel feature and one late Pathe news. “Perils of Pauline” will play Sunday night. 15¢ and 25¢.

In recognition

Churchill County held a party for the community last week to honor the firefighters and to recognize CC Communications 125th birthday of providing a plethora of services to the region.

Taxable sales reveal mixed results for FY14

Although statewide taxable sales improved in Fiscal Year 2014, local figures show a different story, said Churchill County Comptroller Alan Kalt.

High school homecoming kicks off Monday

Using the movie title “Hunger Games” to symbolize an adventure theme, Churchill County High School slides into next week’s homecoming activities ready to conquer any foe.

Jury awards millions

A federal jury has awarded more $4.5 million to Amtrak and an additional $210,000 to Union Pacific Railroad for an accident that occurred 35 miles north of Fallon in June 2011.

Fallon grads take on fall season

The fall season is now in full swing for one of the largest groups of ex-Greenwave stars competing at the next level.

Wave aims to pillage South Tahoe

Facing similar offenses in consecutive weeks makes preparing a bit easier.

Fallon falls to Truckee

FALLON — It was close for the first 42 minutes, then the power of Truckee was unleashed.

Truckee runs past Lady Wave

This time, it wasn’t a rout. Nevertheless, the Fallon girls soccer team still could not solve the Truckee defense.

Smashing success

The surprise is two fold. First is how quickly the team gelled. Second is how the Fallon girls tennis team is rolling through the Northern Division I-A despite relative inexperience.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Sacramento new home to Giants’ Triple-A affilate

Start circling the Sacramento River Cats when they visit Reno next season. They’re the new affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

Smoke still puts wrench into prep slate

Smokey conditions continue throughout western Nevada and threaten outdoor activities including high school sports.

CC Middle School hoopsters gain wins

The Churchill County Middle School girls basketball teams split their last two games in the past week.

Nevada Day banquet slated for Oct. 28

The Nevada Day Board of Directors and the NV 150 Board of Commissioners are holding their fourth annual Nevada Day Governor’s Banquet on Oct. 28, inside the Summit Pavilion at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

Dayton Valley Days The 26th annual Dayton Valley Days street festival is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the heart of Old Town Dayton.

Drought drying up Northern Nevada ranchers’ pocketbooks

The prolonged drought across the West is drying up profits for Northern Nevada ranchers. Last fall, Battle Mountain rancher Pete Tomera spent more than $300,000 on hay to feed his herd of 1,800-plus head of cattle. Tomera Ranch hasn’t bought any additional feed yet this year but it has spent tens of thousands of dollars moving cattle off federal land in Lander County and hauling water to animals kept on private rangelands. Tomera also spent more than $80,000 this spring building 16 miles of fence to keep his animals from moving onto federally protected rangeland.

DA: Carson City public defender delivered defendant’s letter to victim

District Judge Todd Russell has ordered the public defender’s office to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court for violating a restraining order.

FRIDAY NIGHT BREAKFAST: Olivares specializes in pancake blocks

ention pancakes to an offensive lineman, and their faces light up like a marquee on the Las Vegas strip.

Wednesday, September 17

Dayton Valley Days this weekend

The 26th annual Dayton Valley Days street festival is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the heart of Old Town Dayton.

Nevada Guard assisting with repairs in flood damage in Clark County

Nevada Guard Soldiers are on the scene at the Moapa Band of Paiutes reservation where recent flooding damaged an earthen dam and

Reno Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War receives award

The William Passmore Carlin Camp 25 of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) based in Reno has received the national Abraham Lincoln Commander-in-Chief Award as the most outstanding camp from SUVCW National Commander Ken Freshley.

Carson’s offense comes alive in romp

After two scoreless draws, the Carson High girls soccer team decided enough was enough.

Game plan for Cougars should be easier

One thing is certain, it will be much easier to prepare a game plan for Spanish Springs this year than it was in 2013.

Texas deals with Tesla’s 2-step to Silver State

AUSTIN, Texas — Officials with Tesla Motors visited Williamson County at least eight times over six months as they sought a site for the company’s $5 billion battery factory, going as far as hiring an Austin lawyer to negotiate in a series of meetings with local and state officials. The electric car company’s intense interest in 1,200-plus acres between Hutto and Taylor galvanized the two communities and Williamson County to create a rare mega-site for manufacturing served by a rail line.

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler seeks repeal of business tax

Citing the unanimous support for legislation to provide tax incentives to bring Tesla’s battery gigafactory to Nevada, Assemblyman Jim Wheeler said he will introduce a new bill to repeal the modified business tax in Nevada.

League of Women Voters sets candidate forums

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Forums and American Association of University Women, has announced a series of election forums to be held Sept. 22 through 30 in Carson City. The public is invited to attend these forums, which will be held at the Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room, located at 851 E. William St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the forum begins at 6 each evening.

Lady Wave splits league I-A openers

The Lady Wave had their way with the visiting Spring Creek on Friday although the Spartans found a little spark against the Fallon in the next two sets.

Wave drums Wooster

A 30-point explosion in the second quarter left little doubt of the outcome.

Northern Division I-A Standings

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Smoke a concern

Smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., has altered the Northern Nevada prep schedule this week.

Runners 9th at North Tahoe

The Fallon boys cross country team placed ninth at the 32nd annual North Tahoe Invitational last week in Tahoe City, Calif.

Crazy start to I-A football season

Through the first three weeks, the Division I-A football slate has seen several head-scratching results.

‘Wolves’ thrown at Broncos rush

Peyton Manning didn’t rack up the stats he’s accustomed to on Sunday, thanks in small part to two ex-Nevada linebackers.

Tuesday, September 16

Last market chance to stock up for — dare we say it — Christmas

It seems like this was the fastest summer on record I can remember but that’s not saying much because there’s more and more I can’t remember. This Saturday will be the last farmers market of the season for 2014.

Speak out against bigotry and hate

The following is an email sent to me. It is exactly as was written, caps and all:

Nevada Guard’s 757th battalion deploys

RENO, Nev. — Hundreds of family, friends, and officials gathered at Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park to bid farewell to about 50 Soldiers in Nevada Army National Guard’s 757th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion today in a deployment ceremony in advance of the unit’s nine-month deployment to Egypt.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month looks at patients’ emotional needs

As the American Cancer Society promotes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month throughout September in Nevada and across the U.S., the organization is urging that more resources be dedicated to caring for the overall well-being of child cancer patients and their families.

Controlled burn for wetlands

The Nevada Division of Forestry will be conducting a prescribed burn at the Carson Lake Wetlands, about 10 miles south of Fallon either on today or Thursday at about 10 a.m., weather permitting.

This crazy week

It didn’t start nicely. There I was sitting half way up in bed watching television in a darkened room, reaching over to get a piece of hard candy from my bed stand. My bed is a queen size, which is silly, but once in awhile company will come and I’ll head to the sofa.

Churchill County deputy’s items still not recovered

Some residents have expressed concern after a burglary suspect took items from the home of a Churchill County Sheriff’s deputy on Friday.

Groups must enact betterscheduling

It occurs too often when organizations decide — for one reason or another — to schedule their events all on the same weekend.

Commissioners meet today

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

Fallon community brings more awareness for suicide prevention

The statistics are staggering. Suicides are the sixth leading cause of death in Nevada and 10th in the United States.

Knowing fun dental facts

Most people would say there is nothing fun about going to the dentist, but there are some fun dental facts that you may enjoy sharing with your friends and family. They might even make you smile!

Speak up during National Bullying Prevention Month

With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to government statistics.

New technologies help families afford medical care

These days, smart phones, tablets and computers can do more than connect us with long-lost friends or clarify the details of a grocery list as our spouse wanders the supermarket aisle. Families increasingly are turning to these technologies for safe, fast and affordable ways to get a diagnosis and treatment plan for non-emergency conditions.

Workshop offered on making trees more drought resilient

Prolonged drought can have severe and long-lasting effects on trees. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Forestry, will present workshops, “Trees and Drought: An Arborist Series,” Sept. 26, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sept. 27, 8:15 a.m. to noon.

Nevada Guard’s Chinook helicopter flexes muscle

DIXIE VALLEY — Soldiers from Nevada Guard’s 1/189th Aviation put the muscle of their Chinook CH-47 to work providing the required thrust to recover a Navy Knight Hawk MH-60S off the valley floor on Thursday.

FFA grazing rights continued

Churchill County School Board trustees showed their support for the Churchill County High Schools FFA program at their Thursday night meeting when they approved to continue leasing the Rio Vista property to the program and allow them to sub-lease it for grazing rights during the winter.

Union votes on new contract at NAS Fallon

A potential strike involving support workers at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center was averted on Friday when members voted to accept the latest proposal from management.

John Bullis: IRS cracking down on child tax credits

The Internal Revenue Service has discovered false claims for child tax credits for returns filed by U.S. citizens that live in Israel. It may involve tens of millions of dollars. The child tax credit can be $1,000 for each child who is not age 17 at the end of the year. The child must be either a U.S. citizen, national or resident of the U.S. The credit begins to phase out when the taxpayers (parents) modified adjusted gross income in 2013 reaches $110,000 for joint returns and $75,000 for single taxpayers.

Timeout with Carson High’s Lauren Hudak

School: Carson High Sport: Girls soccer

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Monday, September 15

Navy pilot presumed dead after mid-air jet collision

A Navy pilot missing as a result of a mid-air collision in the western Pacific Ocean on Friday has been identified as Lt. Nathan Poloski of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Two arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 9:32 p.m., two Carson City women were arrested on suspicion of felony drug charges after a traffic stop at Sherman Lane and Kit Sierra Loop. A search of the two resulted in charges of possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia against Cecilia Garcia, 35, and Ashley Mields, 31. Mields also was charged with possession for sales and possession of a stun gun by an ex-felon. Her bail was $33,500. Garcia’s bail was $7,500.

Teachers aide gets 1-3 years for sexual misconduct

Rejecting arguments that Stephanie Mariskanish’s sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old should result in probation, District Judge Todd Russell on Monday ordered her to serve 1-3 years in prison. Public Defender Mihaela Neagos argued the conduct took place outside the school grounds, didn’t involve intercourse or a person who was a student of Mariskanish’s.

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.

John Connolly

John Connolly, 88, of Carson City, NV. Passed away September 3, 2014, at his home. He was born July 4, 1926 in Dromod, Co. Monagham, Ireland.

Fallon police investigate break-in at deputy’s house

A Churchill County Deputy Sheriff’s home was burglarized during the mid-evening hours, reports the Fallon Police Department.

Sunday, September 14

Football: Wildcats hold off Nevada rally

TUCSON, Ariz.(AP) — Anu Solomon threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Nick Wilson ran for 171 yards and Arizona held off Nevada 35-28 Saturday night.

Prep roundup: Carson girls soccer settles for tie

Carson High’s offense looked out of sync. Possessions didn’t last long. The crisp passing was missing.

Saturday, September 13

Moody column: Embarrasing week for Goodell

This has been one week the NFL and Roger Goddell, the league’s commissioner, would love to forget.

Crazy Cat Dog Grooming in Carson City holds grand opening

Crazy Cat Dog Grooming, 4630 Highway 50 E., Suite 12, will hold its grand opening celebration with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and raffles from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

RSVP’s volunteer connection

This continues RSVP’s column of volunteer opportunities. For details or to sign up for any of these opportunities, call Lauren at 775-687-4680, ext. 6. Do not call agencies directly, as they cannot process your application to volunteer.

Education Achievements: Dayton student honored for excellence

Caitlin Williams, a student at Dayton Intermediate School, was recognized as a student of excellence by the United States Achievement Academy and was named to the honor roll.

Carson City birth announcements for Sept. 3-9, 2014

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: To Tiffaney Elliott and Shawn Hanratty of Carson City, a son, Landyn Michael Hanratty, born Sept. 3, 2014, weighing 8 pounds and one ounce.

Cheers & Kudos: Thank you for helping FISH in time of need

During these past months of June through September, the food bank at FISH has experienced an extreme slowdown in the amount of food coming in for distribution to families in need.

Photo contest winner

The winner of Visit Carson City’s Beat the Heat photo contest was 4-year-old Everett Hogan with his photo at the waterfalls in Kings Canyon.

Eagle Valley Middle School thanks first responders

Eagle Valley Middle School students and teachers spent their spare time baking sugar cookies and delivering them to Carson City first responders; police and sheriff, fire, highway patrol and national guard stations and posts. This was the 10th year for the middle school to say thanks to all of the brave men and women in our city who keep us safe.

Reno pulls away vs. Douglas

MINDEN — Even after giving the ball away on its opening two possessions on Friday night, the Reno High School football team recovered and went on to a 30-0 victory against Douglas.

For Carson City Visitor’s Bureau it’s all about location, location, location

The Carson City Visitor’s Bureau is moving downtown. On Monday, the tourist information center is moving into a 2,900 square-foot space inside the newly-renamed Carson Square, the 20,000 square-foot-building at the corner of Washington and Carson streets recently purchased by Steve and Wendy Kaplan of Stateline.

Pack seeks 1st road win under Polian

Bad things usually happen to the Nevada Wolf Pack football team when it dares to venture outside of northern Nevada.

Klopp wins IMCA Modified race at Fernley

Fernley 95A Speedway crowned a new IMCA Modified winner last Saturday night, as Jim Klopp held off a strong challenge from multiple track champion Shawn Natenstedt to capture his first win in the Modified division.

What can Brown do? Deliver win

RENO – There is something about playing North Valleys that brings out the best in Colby Brown.

Prep roundup: Carson boys soccer rolls on

The Carson boys soccer team continued its dominant play, improving to 3-0 with a 5-0 win over Spanish Springs on Friday at the CHS athletic complex.

Carson’s Elijah has turn at North Valleys

RENO — Two years ago, Colby Brown had a coming out party with a 202-yard rushing effort against North Valleys.

The Sky’s the limit for Dust Devils

DAYTON — Skyler Berntson took the opening hand off, and the Dust Devils were off and running Friday night against Spring Creek.

Friday, September 12

Man killed crossing road in Fernley

A Lyon County man died Friday morning after being hit crossing the road in Fernley, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said. The man was hit outside of the marked crosswalks on Newlands Drive near Jill Court after 7:30 a.m.

Nevada lawmakers approve Tesla tax breaks

An unprecedented package of economic incentives to bring Tesla Motors’ $5 billion lithium battery factory to Nevada won unanimous approval from the state Legislature late Thursday and Gov. Brian Sandoval was preparing to quickly sign it into law.

Tesla package passes Nevada Legislature without dissent

The $1.3 billion package of tax breaks and incentives designed to bring the Tesla Motors battery plant to Northern Nevada was approved Thursday evening without a single dissenting vote by the Legislature.

Navy jets crash in western Pacific; air wing trained in Fallon

Two US Navy F/A-18 Hornets have crashed in the western Pacific Ocean, the US Navy has confirmed. One pilot has been rescued, while the second is still missing.

Lady Wave shoots down Bucks

It was not the cleanest win, but the Fallon girls soccer team will take it. The Lady Wave bested Lowry, 2-1, on Tuesday in a Northern Division I-A match at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Wave ready to break out

Drive by drive, the offense is gaining confidence. It’s not the big-play, fast break unit from a last season, but the results are much the same.

Concussions end de Braga’s football career

He played every down as if it were his last. And during fall camp, the end finally called Frank de Braga’s number.

Opposite starts for CCMS hoopsters

The Churchill County Middle School girls basketball teams kicked off their season last week with varying results.

Thomson takes 3rd at Whittell Invitational

The Fallon cross country team is showing is strength after the first three meets of the season.

Thursday, September 11

Dust Devils in uncharted territory

DAYTON — The 2-0 Dayton Dust Devils.

Sandoval launches Western Governors’ Drought Forum

lahontan reservoir — Gov. Brian Sandoval launched the Western Governors’ Drought Forum on Thursday, Sept. 11, with the announcement of the regional initiative’s first four meetings and the rollout of an online resource library to collect case studies and best practices.

Special session on Tesla Motors deal heads to Day 2

The special legislative session to bring Tesla Motors’ battery factory to Nevada was set to resume today with the Senate taking up the legislation containing the vast majority of the tax abatements worth up to $1.1 billion over the next 20 years.

Carl’s Jr. closing, furnishing store coming to Carson Mall

Carl’s Jr. at Carson Mall is closing Friday and the building will be torn down for parking just west of a new Carson City furniture store going into mall space facing Carson Street next month.

Tesla Motors welcomed with open arms

Saying Nevada “made history today,” Gov. Brian Sandoval Thursday night signed into law the four bills that will bring the Tesla Motors battery plant to Northern Nevada.

Local roundup: CVI hosts boxing card Saturday

Reigning National Collegiate Boxing Association champions Garrett Felling from the University of Nevada and Jacob Berggren of the Air Force Academy will be featured Saturday as part of a collegiate boxing exhibition card being hosted by members of the University of Nevada boxing alumni and coaches at the Carson Valley Inn.

Carson High’s Brady Rivera finds a home on defensive line

When Carson football coach Blair Roman moved Brady Rivera to the defensive line late last season, he knew it was a stop-gap measure to fill a more pressing need.

Tesla package passes Nevada Legislature without dissent

The $1.3 billion package of tax breaks and incentives designed to bring the Tesla Motors battery plant to Northern Nevada was approved Thursday evening without a single dissenting vote by the Legislature.

Is Polian finally starting to live up to name?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...Brian Polian just might be able to build a consistently successful FBS college football program after all.

Responders arrive to mock accident at train crossing

Scores of high school students were injured Wednesday when a freak accident pushed their school bus into a train carrying ammonium nitrate.

Nevada lawmakers approve Tesla tax breaks

An unprecedented package of economic incentives to bring Tesla Motors’ $5 billion lithium battery factory to Nevada won unanimous approval from the state Legislature late Thursday and Gov. Brian Sandoval was preparing to quickly sign it into law.

WNC on upward trend, says president

It was five years ago when Jim Rogers, then-chancellor of Nevada’s universities and community colleges, announced that the state’s higher education system was a “total disaster.”

Whole lot of shaking going on

Sometimes you are just plain lucky and on a recent trip to the Napa/Sonoma area, that was the case.

Frontier, DISH launch competition for best communities

Frontier Communications and DISH Network launched on Wednesday America’s Best Communities, a $10 million prize competition to stimulate growth and revitalization in small cities and towns across Frontier’s 27 state footprint.

Prepare yourself for the unexpected

Are you ready for this? September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month seeks to educate Americans on preparing for natural disasters and other types of emergencies. But you’ll also need to prepare for unexpected events in many other areas of your life — particularly those events related to the financial security of you and your family.

Tickets remain for Dustbowl Revival concert

There are still some tickets available for the concert by Dustbowl Revival tomorrow evening at the Art Center.

More Tonopah: Exploring the mining queen

Continuing last week’s walking tour of Tonopah, we move from Main Street and into the surrounding neighborhoods, which also contain many interesting historic structures.

FYC numbers up, dinner on horizon

I would like to take this opportunity to update the community on the success of the summer programs operated by the Fallon Youth Club and invite everyone to come out and support the club at our annual dinner/auction fundraiser on Sept. 20.

Milk does Fallon good

Milk is moving at the Dairy Farmers of America’s newest gem.

I took a little break

I took an extended break from writing several months ago. For years I’ve enjoyed living a relatively carefree life as an award winning humor columnist; it doesn’t pay well but it beats getting a real job. About a year ago life caught up with me and it became increasingly difficult to write something even “almost clever” on a regular basis, so I took a break.

Mayor’s NV Commission seeks project submissions

The Mayor’s NV Commission and the Churchill County Museum Association, will honor Nevada’s sesquicentennial by asking the community to participate in its next project, the placing of a time capsule.

City of Fallon’s 9/11 ceremony tells of sacrifices and heroism

Victims from Sept. 11, 2001, were honored as heroes at Fallon’s 9/11 ceremony Thursday behind City Hall. Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. decided to share a different story than the ones he has told in the past.

Fernley woman accused of forging checks

A 26-year-old Fernley woman appeared Thursday in Justice Court on 12 felony counts stemming from allegedly forging checks, using another person’s debit card and burglary.

Bundy tells his side

Cliven Bundy, who went up against the Bureau of Land Management in April protecting his farm and cattle, told of his experience Wednesday night at the fairgrounds.

High-speed chase results in arrest of Carlin man

The midnight hour proved to be a bewitching for one Fallon motorist who led officers on a high-speed chase through Fallon and parts of the county.

Reward offered in Ranchos arsons

A reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of whoever set a rash of fires in the Gardnerville Ranchos on Aug. 24. The first fire was reported 1:39 a.m. in a vacant lot behind 1309 Langley Ave. The fire spread to an NV Energy power pole serving a 16-unit apartment building. Firefighters extinguished the fire as a power company crew worked to keep the electricity on to the apartments.

Wednesday, September 10

Alumni Notebook

FOOTBALL Blake Plattsmier (Carson, Stetson): Completed 1-for-3 for 18 yards and an interception in 54-12 loss to Florida Tech last week.

Prep Roundup: Carson High boys soccer rolls again

SPARKS — Ryan Galvan scored two goals in the first 12 minutes to spark Carson High’s boys soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Reed Wednesday night in a Division I crossover match.

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.

Carson High Football: Containing North Valleys’ Cachapero key for Senators

If last week’s win over Douglas High is any indication, North Valleys (1-1) has enjoyed new life under first-year head coach Anthony Doucette.

Colten John Kingman

Colten John Kingman, 22-year-old son of Paige and Bob Kingman of Newcastle, CA passed away suddenly the morning of Sept. 5, 2014. Colten was born Oct. 9, 1991 in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Arlie “Jay” Duckett

Arlie “Jay” Duckett passed away September 8, at the age of 82. He was married over 55 years to his wife Delores who preceded him in death.

Jennie Bell Philippi

Jennie Bell Philippi passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in Carson City, NV. Her oldest son, Lester, would join her later the same day.

Kalt flexes way to win

It’s not as easy as lifting weights. Bodybuilding is a rigorous sport with a strict diet and determination needed to excel.

Sputtering to victory

TRUCKEE — A lethargic and uninspired effort still resulted in victory.

Josh Mauga solid for Chiefs

Two players went down with season-ending injuries for the Kansas City Chiefs over the weekend, but Fallon’s Josh Mauga escaped unharmed in the second start of his professional career.

Boys soccer solid at tournament

In their first action of the season, the Fallon boys soccer team had a solid showing at the Spring Creek Tournament last weekend.

Pack ‘D’ must repeat effort

It wasn’t pretty, but the Nevada defense came through. The Wolf Pack unit was dialed in and held Washington State to 13 points in a confidence-building 24-13 win last week.

Reno theater presents dark comedy at Carson’s BAC

“Gruesome Playground Injuries,” a play by Pulitzer wait-listed playwright Rajiv Joseph, will open Brüka Theatre’s next season and its 22nd year in downtown Reno with three additional performances in Carson City.

Talking Tesla: session is today

Still shrouded in a veil of secrecy, the Tesla Motors gigafactory deal inched toward a legislative special session with members of leadership saying even though it’s hours away, they haven’t been fully briefed on the details of the legislation.

Prep roundup: Reed ties Carson girls soccer, 0-0

SPARKS — Carson High and Reed battled to a scoreless tie in a Division 1 girls crossover soccer match Tuesday night.

Carson courts easy win

Carson High improved to 4-0 with an easy 13-5 victory over arch-rival Douglas in a Northern Division I boys tennis match Tuesday at Carson High School.

Tesla: How to fill 6,500 jobs

Workforce developers may soon be working overtime to train the thousands of workers Tesla Motors Inc. needs to operate its planned battery factory near Reno. The electric car maker says it will hire 6,500 workers for its 5-million-square-foot lithium ion battery plant going up in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center off Interstate 80, east of Reno.

Photography Show on display at Brewery Arts Center

The Nevada Artists Association is presenting its annual “Photography Show” through Oct. 24. The show, at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center, is exhibiting the work of the region’s best photographers.

Tuesday, September 9

Muffy Vhay: Recovering after recent hail storm

About three weeks ago now, we had the hail storm to end all hail storms. In just 12 minutes, our vegetable garden was reduced to shreds and sticks; all the trees lost many of their upper leaves — which were, of course, all over the place. There were deep channels full of water and hail stones, and mud cascading down hillsides, and a good inch of hail on the ground everywhere. The east side of Washoe Valley, where we are, and parts of Carson City, took the brunt of that particular storm cell.

Carson City artist Galen Brown features in Las Vegas

Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas is hosting “WAVES: 1998 — Continuing,” a contemporary drawing series by Carson City artist Galen Brown.

Carson City Health and Human Services offering flu vaccinations Sept. 20 in Dayton

Carson City Health and Human Services will hold a flu shot clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Sutro Elementary School, 190 Dayton Village Parkway in Dayton.

Western Nevada College offfers driver education courses offered in Carson City, Douglas

New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered at Western Nevada College this fall and over the winter break. Each session costs $100 and includes four days of instruction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friends In Service Helping commodity food distribution Sept. 19

Friends In Service Helping, or F.I.S.H., will distribute free USDA commodity foods to Carson City families from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. No one will be admitted before 9 a.m.

Common Core presentation Sept. 18 in Carson City

A discussion will follow a 45-minute PowerPoint presentation about Common Core at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St.

Information event for Carson City CASA volunteers set

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, will hold an information hour at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at CASA of Carson City, 1539 E. Fifth St.

Fernley Republican Women to hear candidates Sept. 16 meeting

A forum featuring Margaret Borso and Roy Edgington, Jr., Republican candidates for Fernley’s mayor, and Stan Lau and Kasey Sorriano, candidates for Fernley’s City Council, Ward 3, will be at the Fernley Republican Women’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A.

Greenhouse Garden Center hosting workshops next two Saturdays

David Ruf is hosting two workshops this month at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.

Dayton Valley Days seeks parade entries, volunteers

Applications are available for two parades that highlight the annual Dayton Valley Days street festival — the Grand Parade on Saturday, Sept. 20, which exemplifies small town Americana, and the Sunday, Sept. 21, Pet Parade, which gives anyone with a socialized pet a chance to show-off their animal friends.

English-as-a-Second-Language tutor training Saturday

Language tutor training session set

Dayton Community Center hosting free diabetes classes

Tammy Sutton and Jocelyn Lozano, certified community health advocates with Healthy Communities Coalition, will teach a free series of classes about diabetes self management from 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays starting this week through Oct. 17 at Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St. Classes began on Sept. 5, but space is available for new registrants.

Carson City Emblem Club hosting two annual events

The ladies of the Carson City Emblem Club #507 are hosting their annual rummage sale and bowling tournament.

Chuck Muth: The media spin: Little Red Riding Hood vs. a Big Bad Cop Wolf

I have to admit, I don’t know what happened in Ferguson, Mo., between Michael Brown and police officer Darren Wilson. Then again, neither did any of the columnists who helped fan the flames of racial tensions immediately after Brown’s death.

Thoughts about September

This September is somewhat unique from the many that have come before. My oldest son, Don Jr., just celebrated his 70th birthday. Next fall, Dan, the youngest of my five sons, will be 60. Time really does fly by, doesn’t it? It’s the season for the autumn leaves to begin to fall.

Community remembersSept. 11

Tomorrow, Americans will pay their respects to the men and women who died 13 years ago when passenger jets slammed into the World Trade Center twin towers and the Pentagon.

Analysis: State of Nevada budget deficit growing as 2015 legislative session nears

State officials — especially in the governor’s office — aren’t talking much about it, but Nevada’s budget expenses are growing far beyond the revenue that will be available for the rest of this year and the next biennium.

Federal budget crunch idles drill weekend

The Nevada National Guardsmen are among the nation’s citizen-soldiers, whose motto is “Always Ready, Always There,” who did not attend regular training drills last weekend because of a federal funding shortfall.

Remembrance run tribute to those in 2011 IHOP shooting

Gov. Brian Sandoval joined Nevada National Guard soldiers and airmen Saturday morning for the third annual Remembrance Run to commemorate the lives of the four victims of the Sept. 6, 2011, shooting at the International House of Pancakes.

Just the facts, ma’am

In the 1950s, the TV show “Dragnet” told true crime stories using a fictional police sergeant, Joe Friday. Friday had a calm, restrained manner, captured in his famous phrase: “All we want are the facts, ma’am.” No flashy gun fights or special effects, just a careful compiling of the facts around a case.

Help with Medicare costs when money is tight

Medicare provides vital health insurance for 50 million seniors and people with disabilities. But even when you have Medicare, health care is not free. People with Medicare pay premiums and have other costs that they pay out of pocket, like deductibles and co-insurance. For lower-income people, these costs can be overwhelming.

Why kids shouldn’t guzzle energy drinks

Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study.

BIRTHS

The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Marriage LICENSES

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

Free regional conference planned for Sept. 19

Several local organizations are working together to host a free regional conference called “Thrive” on Sept. 19 in Silver Springs.

Redneck Shindig set for Sept. 27

The Redneck Shinidig is Sept. 27 with the Redneck Car Show. Categories are Tricked up, Muddiest, Rustiest, Most colorful, Most primered, Rednecked, Frankensteined, Street car, Service truck, Redneck pin striping, Bike, Tallest, Biggest Tires, Other.

City, county ceremonies honor 9/11, firefighters

The city of Fallon will honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, during a ceremony tomorrow on Patriots Day, while Churchill County pays homage to firefighters at a special dedication later that day.

Premier food event focuseson Churchill County offerings

Northern Nevada’s premier local food event returns Saturday to the Lahontan Valley showcasing three of the region’s top culinary experts.

Two arrested for child abuse in Lyon County

Two Fernley men were arrested Sunday evening on unrelated child abuse charges.

NRHA grand opening for remodeled apartments

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority celebrated on Thursday the grand opening of its newly renovated apartments at Indigo Village, formerly known as Sunridge Quarters Apartments, on Auction Road.

CCSD meets Thursday

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

USA Parkway key in Tesla deal

A key element of the Tesla deal is the state’s commitment to build the USA Parkway connecting Highway 50 near Silver Springs to Interstate 80 east of Reno-Sparks.

Nevada board approves $2.75M settlement to Railroad Pass Casino

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved $2.75 million to settle a battle with one of Nevada’s oldest casinos.

Reno-Tahoe test for McDonald’s Mini Bundts

Sometimes, the relative isolation of the Reno-Tahoe market from other metropolitan areas pays really wonderful benefits. Like now, when customers of the McDonald’s restaurants in the region are among the first in the nation to test Mini Bundts the chain is considering as an addition to its McCafe menu.

Jim Nichols accepts position as Douglas County Manager

Jim Nichols has accepted the position of Douglas County Manager. After discussion at the board of County Commissioners meeting on September 4th, county commissioners decided to extend an offer of $172,000 and Mr. Nichols is expected to begin September 29, 2014.

Monday, September 8

John Bullis: Follow the rules when rolling over an IRA

If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can withdraw some or all of the money anytime you desire. However, if you are younger than age 59 1/2, there may be a penalty of 10 percent for “early withdrawal.” The amount you withdraw will also be taxable income in almost every instance.

Tesla deal expected to go to Nevada lawmakers Wednesday

Gov. Brian Sandoval is expected to issue a proclamation today calling the Nevada Legislature into special session — with the opening gavel expected mid-day Wednesday.

Two arrested for child abuse in Lyon County

Two Fernley men were arrested Sunday evening on unrelated child abuse charges. Kyle Matthews, 24, arrested Sunday on suspicion of two counts of child abuse with substantial bodily harm after a 5-month-old girl was brought to Renown suffering from brain injuries sustained when she was shaken.

Roger Otis Smith

Roger Otis Smith, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, 82 of Carson City passed away on August 29, 2014. Roger was born on April 15, 1932 in Dewitt, MI to the late Helen and Lyle Smith.

Patrick Seaver Houghton

Pat Houghton, 60, passed away after a short struggle with kidney cancer at his home in Vancouver, WA, on July 27, 2014.

Leila Drown

Leila (Lee Ila Black) Drown, 82, passed away quietly in her home in Carson City, NV surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 29, 2014, after a long illness.

Carson City woman gets maximum sentence for child abuse

Saying what Ivette Omos-Campos did to a 2-year-old child was “egregious and inexcusable,” District Judge Todd Russell on Monday gave her the maximum possible sentence for child abuse. She was convicted of abuse causing substantial bodily harm for beating the two-year-old until he lost consciousness on more than one occasion and breaking his arm on another.

Clean energy competition open to Carson City, Lyon, Douglas, Storey high school students

Stronger Economies Together Energy Group, in cooperation with the Governor’s Office of Energy, is seeking video entries that are made by high school students and highlight clean energy projects. Advance registration is requested by Friday with YouTube video submissions due Oct. 17.

Movie “November Man” trips into cliches

Director Roger Donaldson’s film “November Man” brings Pierce Brosnan (Peter) in as a retired CIA agent brought back to duty to extract a secretary to Russian President Arkady who has proof of Arkady’s crimes in fighting the Chechens and abusing a girl.

Ronald Richard Kendall

Ron Kendall of Carson City, Nevada peacefully passed away on August 27, 2014.

Sunday, September 7

Handguns, rifles stolen from Fernley pawn shop; information sought

On Sunday at approximately 2:45 a.m., Fernley deputies were dispatched to Main Street Pawn for an alarm. Upon arrival it was determined that unknown suspect(s) had forcibly entered the security door and shattered the glass door to make entry into the store. The only items that were stolen were handguns and high powered rifles. Once an inventory of the stolen firearms and a review of the video surveillance has been completed, a notification will be sent to NTAC. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Aces advance to PCL championships

For the second time in three years, the Reno Aces will play for the Pacific Coast League Championship. Backed by another strong effort by starter Charles Brewer, the Aces topped the Las Vegas 51s, 7-3, Saturday night at Aces Ballpark to win the Pacific Conference Championship Series three games to one.

Nevada Wolf Pack defense contains Washington State’s spread offense

RENO — Brian Polian now has his first signature victory as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s head football coach.

Details of Tesla session need to be ironed out

Although the word is the 28th Special Session of the Nevada Legislature will convene Wednesday to consider the deal bringing Tesla Motors to western Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval has not yet issued the proclamation calling lawmakers to Carson City.

Nolan ‘Shining’ for Carson Senators (w/ video)

Nolan Shine pulled double duty Friday night, starting at outside linebacker and quarterback against McQueen, and he loved every second of it.

Prep roundup: Carson’s Delgado takes second overall

The Carson boys and girls cross country teams showed progress at the Douglas Class event, improving on its effort from last week at the Twilight Invitational. “The kids overall did pretty well,” Carson coach Pete Sinnott said. “They got a little better from last week.”

Galvan sparks CHS boys to win

RENO — Ryan Galvan was one of Carson High’s go-to players a year ago, and he’s picking up where he left off.

Prep rounduup: DaytonVB wins its division at Yerington

YERINGTON — Dayton High’s volleyball team won five straight matches to capture the Silver Division championship Saturday at the Yerington Invitational.

Two-pronged QB situation works well for Carson Senators (with video)

For the first five possessions Friday night, Carson High’s offense sputtered like a car badly in need of a tune-up, chalking up just two first downs and turning the ball over once.

Wolf Pack defense steps up against Cougars

The Nevada Wolf Pack dared to do something Friday night that it hasn’t had the nerve to do in a very long time.

WNC openers moved to John L. Harvey Field

The Western Nevada College baseball team will open its fall season Sunday in a doubleheader against Feather River College at its on campus ballpark, John L. Harvey Field in Carson City. The doubleheader was originally scheduled for the University of Nevada’s Peccole Park, but was moved to John L. Harvey Field.

Analysis: State of Nevada budget deficit growing as 2015 legislative session nears

State officials — especially in the governor’s office — aren’t talking much about it, but Nevada’s budget expenses are growing far beyond the revenue that will be available for the rest of this year and the next biennium. First, there’s the fact the current $6.6 billion General Fund budget is balanced on the backs of $1.184 billion worth of temporary tax increases and revenue diversions. Those are all set to sunset June 30, 2015.

Report Card: CARSON 28, MCQUEEN 21

Offense: The ground game wasn’t around much against the Lancers. Colby Brown had 66 yards, but Elijah Fajayan was held to less than three yards an attempt. Running is Carson’s bread and butter, and if the Senators can’t run it’s going to be hard to win a lot of games. The three TD passes, 56, 47 and 26 yards were not characteristic of Carson’s offense. Nolan Shine needs to make better decisions under center.

Saturday, September 6

Wilkinson named Deputy Director of Administration

Ann Wilkinson, who previously served as Gov. Brian Sandoval’s deputy chief of staff, has been named Deputy Director of the Department of Administration.

Carson City business licenses

Affordable Roofing, out of town business, Reno, TG Roof Service Inc., owner, 775-333-1045. Antojitos el Guero, 316 E. Winnie Lane, Yajaira Garcia, owner, 775-450-5227. Aunt Nancy’s Critter Care, 1420 N. Curry St., general business, Nancy C. Gomez, owner, 775-883-2026.

Carson should host football event

After watching the Honor Bowl last weekend, I thought the concept was a great one.

Fee reduced to save for college

State Treasurer Kate Marshall announced today the fee for each age-based option in the Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan is now 0.19 percent, down from 0.21 percent. This reduction in fees brings Nevada’s Vanguard 529 plan down to the lower end of the fee spectrum compared with other states and will facilitate the Vanguard plan continuing to be identified as one of the top plans in the country.

NPRI says Tesla deal unconstitutional

The Nevada Policy Research Institute has issued a report charging the subsidies and tax breaks offered to lure Tesla to western Nevada are unconstitutional.

Berntson runs wild in Dayton romp

SPARKS — Sparks High School’s season opener at home Friday night against Dayton played the part.

Douglas football falls to North Valleys

RENO — Three first-half turnovers on Friday night proved to be game-changers for the Douglas High football team in its 42-7 defeat at North Valleys.

Nevada Wolf Pack defense contains Washington State’s spread offense

RENO — Brian Polian now has his first signature victory as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s head football coach.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Nevada is ‘a real get things done state’

Tesla Motor’s Elon Musk told a crowd in front of the Capitol Thursday the company is moving to Nevada because “you’ve created a state where you can move quickly; it’s a real get things done state.” Even though the incentives to bring the carmaker’s battery manufacturing factory to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Reno will give the company incentives totaling up to $1.3 billion over 20 years, Musk said Nevada’s wasn’t the biggest incentive package offered by the other states in the running.

Tesla deal: $1.1 billion in tax breaks on the table

Under a deal Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking the state Legislature to approve in a special session next Wednesday, Tesla and its partner Panasonic would essentially pay no direct taxes for the first 10 years of operation.

Fernley doubleheader had plenty of action

Fernley 95A Speedway staged a doubleheader for the IMCA Modifieds last weekend, with the I-80 Challenge running Friday night and a full racing program with all track divisions on Saturday.

Friday, September 5

Tesla deal: $1.1 billion in tax breaks on the table

Under a deal Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking the state Legislature to approve in a special session next Wednesday, Tesla and its partner Panasonic would essentially pay no direct taxes for the first 10 years of operation.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Nevada is ‘a real get things done state’

Tesla Motor’s Elon Musk told a crowd in front of the Capitol Thursday the company is moving to Nevada because “you’ve created a state where you can move quickly; it’s a real get things done state.”

Video: Tesla Motors’ gigafactory announcement in Carson City

Video from Thursday’s press conference on the steps of the Capitol announcing the building of Tesla Motors gigafactory in Storey County.

Thursday, September 4

Pack gets ready for ‘real’ opener vs. Washington State

RENO — As far as the Nevada Wolf Pack is concerned, last Saturday’s 28-19 season-opening victory over Southern Utah was merely a dress rehearsal.

Pack has chance to beat mirror image of itself

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . If the Nevada Wolf Pack was in the Pac-12 Conference, it would be the Washington State Cougars. The Cougars and Wolf Pack football programs are mirror images.

Dust Devils look to extend Sparks’ skid

Dayton football coach Rob Turner has spent more than a few moments to lecture his team about overconfidence heading into tonight’s road game against the Sparks Railroaders.

Carson High netters keep rolling

Carson High’s boys tennis squad outlasted Wooster 11-7 Thursday afternoon to improve to 3-0 on the young season.

Another big step taken toward contracting out animal services

Initial approval of an altered animal services ordinance secured 3-1 approval from Carson City’s Board of Supervisors Thursday despite questions about policing language.

Disaster drill planned for next week

A community-wide disaster drill to test responders is scheduled for Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the railroad crossing on North Taylor Street.

Projects needed to honor, celebrate Nevada’s birthday

The Mayor’s NV Commission, along with the Churchill County Museum Association, will honor Nevada’s sesquicentennial by asking the community to participate in its next project, the placing of a time capsule.

Nevada DUI Task Force commends volunteers

The Northern Nevada DUI Task Force presents their Victim Impact Panel twice a year in Fallon.

Plant gets Tesla closer to electric car for masses

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside. This time, the rush will be in Nevada, which Tesla chose over four other states as the site for a $5 billion factory that the carmaker projects will crank out enough high-tech car batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade’s end.

And the winner is ...

Congratulations to Pauline Friedrich for winning the beautiful Sycamore tree in our CAPS tree drawing. A huge thank you to Joe and Mike Bailey the owners of The Flower Tree for sponsoring this fund raiser for CAPS, The Flower Tree, has been a supporter of CAPS for over 10 years. There are countless animals who have benefited by this commitment. We especially want to thank everyone who bought tickets. I know we could only have one winner but each and every one of you are winners as your generosity has helped the animals.

When the game stands tall – A Model for intercollegiate athletics

This week, Nevada regents will consider the future of intercollegiate athletics (ICA) at our two universities and two community colleges that compete in them.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

Dayton Valley Days Silent Auction donations are being sought for the 26th Dayton Valley Days street festival.

Dustbowl Revival concert coming to Fallon

Americana music fans are in for a real treat when the nine-member ensemble, Dustbowl Revival, rolls into town for concert at the Art Center on September 13.

Wandering Tonopah’s historic streets

Tonopah’s historic buildings tell stories. Fortunately, they’ve got some pretty good yarns to share.

Ex-con pleads to child porn charge

A 35-year-old Fallon man recently released from prison pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to child pornography charges.

Leaving a legacy to the grandchildren

On Sunday, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or, best of all, paying a visit. But however your grandchildren express their feelings for you, you undoubtedly have a very big place in your heart for them. In fact, you may well be planning on including your grandchildren in your estate plan. If that’s the case, you’ll want to do the best you can to preserve the size of your estate — without sacrificing the ability to enjoy life during your retirement years.

A different view of Obamanomics

Our sitting president seems to have a different view of economics than most. Perhaps it is his socialist upbringing. Maybe it stems from the fact that he taught Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” in his Chicago law classes. I suppose it could be blamed that he has never had a job that required anything other than getting the absolute most you can out of government.

What do Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have in common?

Not unlike Mark Twain, I’ve had my entrepreneurial shortcomings. I never saw an opportunity until it had ceased to be one, and whenever I got in on the ground floor of a commercial venture, there was an SOB in the basement. So I don’t follow business news much, but I’m always interested in advertising and recently came across an article on losses incurred from a celebrity fragrance campaign launched by Elizabeth Arden. Apparently their Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift lines are bombing, leading to a $156 million loss this past quarter.

State program breaks application mark

The number of applications from Nevada families during the 2014 open enrollment period for the Silver State Matching Grant Program* increased 62 percent over last year for a total of 414 applications, announced State Treasurer Kate Marshall.

‘Back to school’ shopping second only to Christmas

School-year shopping was expected the second-highest spending season behind the winter holidays.

‘Grow your Own, Nevada!’ classes begin next week

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present six “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at seven locations across Northern Nevada to provide information to homeowners, gardeners, landscapers and farmers who want their lawns to survive and thrive in a desert climate.

The awakening of spirits

The last 10 months have spun around Churchill Vineyards like an F-5 tornado.

Nevada radon poster contest open to students

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites Nevada students to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2015 Nevada Radon Poster Contest.

Enrollment opens for new dairy farm risk management program

Farmers can now enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program, announced Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

BLM awards grant to Living with Fire Program

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program received $495,000 from the Nevada Bureau of Land Management to continue and enhance the current success of the program.

WNC summer Dean’s List

Western Nevada College has named 68 students to the Summer 2014 Dean’s List. To qualify for WNC’s Dean’s List, students must complete at least six units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

View from the Past

Local Happenings. Miss Llewellah Price resumed teaching at Hazen last Monday. ●W. Flood will open his Rex Airdome this evening. Admission 10¢. ●Anyone wanting fresh ranch butter can obtain it by calling 201. In 1 or 2 pound rolls, 40¢ per pound ●Warden Dickerson of the state prison farm has purchased two fine Durham bulls from Churchill Creamery Inc., the delivery being made last week. ●The Fallon tennis team has accepted an invitation to go to Fairview on Labor Day to play the team at that place. A ball team from Fallon is also to go to Fairview for a game that day. ●It is announced that there will be a picnic at the Lofthouse grove ranch Labor Day. There will be foot races and games. The public is invited to attend and bring a lunch.

County Commissioners approve CDL physicals

The Churchill County Commissioners approved at their Thursday meeting to require medical certificates for holders of commercial driver’s licenses (CDL).

SENIOR MENU

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Now it counts

There is no rear-view mirror. No looking back for the Fallon football team. What has become tradition and necessary, though, is looking forward and improving.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Niners will lift Super Bowl trophy

Since Seattle hoisted the Lombardi trophy in February, teams across the country have been busy drafting the most talented players and trying to figure out how to mimic the Seahawks’ success on defense. There haven’t been many surprises this offseason except for a couple of key injuries and PED bans, but we’ll find out this month if your favorite team looks like a contender.

Mauga’s career reborn in K.C.

An injury cost him his job in New York. An injury has now given him a second chance in Kansas City.

Spikers swept by Lions

It wasn’t the performance Patty Daum was expecting. The Fallon volleyball team was drilled Tuesday 25-18, 25-12, 25-8 by visiting Yerington at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Carson Valley Inn to host collegiate boxing

An amateur collegiate boxing exhibition will be held on Sept. 13 at the Carson Valley Inn.

Team Yomba nabs mud volleyball title

At the end of the annual mud volleyball tournament, Yomba stood above the rest.

Remember Me: Joe Brindle

Four years have quietly passed by since you were murdered in Reno. Your guitars are silent, your skateboard-standing alone and dusty. Your family torn, tired, and missing you more than ever. Wish you were here. Love you forever and always, Dad, Mom, Tyler, Melissa, Austin

Crew safe following helicopter accident

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 based at Naval Air Station North Island rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission near Naval Air Station Fallon on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m.

Ashima: Reno is perfect place to build, test UAVs

Mark Richardson, president of Ashima Devices, said Reno is the perfect place to relocate a startup UAV company.

520 seek to sell, grow marijuana

Nevada has so far received 520 applications to operate one of four types of medical marijuana businesses in the state, nearly 100 more submissions than expected.

Storey County biofuel plant touted at Vegas conference

LAS VEGAS — Plans for a $5 billion Tesla automobile battery plant upstaged an announcement Thursday that a Northern Nevada biofuel production plant would receive a federal loan guarantee for a little under 40 percent of its $266 million cost. Federal Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels chief executive E. James Macias as he declared his project ready for construction by the end of the year and touted military uses for the estimated 10 million gallons of diesel, maritime and jet fuel it is expected to produce by 2016.

Wednesday, September 3

Comstock Mining gets permit expansion

VIRGINIA CITY — Expanded mining, with the permitted acreage increased nearly sevenfold, was announced Wednesday by Comstock Mining, Inc. The gold and silver mining company announced it had received unanimous approval from Storey County’s Board of Commissioners to expand mining and processing via an amendment to the firm’s special use permit.

Healthy Brown gets off to fast start in ‘14

Colby Brown has had plenty of practice time and a couple of game situations to test his surgically repaired left knee.

Prep roundup: Reed spikes Douglas in 3

MINDEN — Douglas High’s volleyball team played well, but was swept by Reed, 22-25, 24-26 and 23-25 in the first match on the newly renovated Randy Green Court Wednesday night.

ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: How area athletes are doing in college

FOOTBALL Blake Plattsmier (Carson, Stetson): Listed third on the depth chart at QB. Saw no action under center last week in 35-16 win over Warner.

Carson City Sheriff’s deputies find body in Mills Park

Carson City Sheriff’s deputies responded Tuesday to a report of a body found in Mills Park.

League of Women Voters sets candidate forums

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Forums and American Association of University Women, has announced a series of election forums to be held Sept. 22 through 30 in Carson City. The public is invited to attend these forums, which will be held at the Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room, located at 851 E. William Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the forum begins at 6 each evening.

Secret Witness offering reward

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asked for the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in an attempted theft at the Walmart store located on Topsy Lane in Carson City. At 9:07 p.m. Aug. 9, two male suspects entered Walmart and selected several items from various departments. Both males attempted to remove sensors and tags from the merchandise.

Youth Theatre Carson City seeks thespians for ‘Annie, Jr.’

Youth Theatre Carson City seeks actors, singers and dancers in grades K-12 to cast in its musical “Annie, Jr.” The show will run six performances, Jan. 9-11, in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.

Prep/Community Roundup: Carson boys tennis edges Damonte

RENO — Carson improved to 2-0 with a 10-9 win over Damonte Ranch in a Northern Division I boys tennis match Tuesday afternoon.

Dayton woman identified in Saturday’s rollover

Leatrice Drew, 82, of Dayton, has been identified as the woman killed during a single vehicle rollover in Carson City on Saturday morning. The Nevada Highway Patrol says a 2009 White Nissan Versa driven by 83-year-old Dayton resident Daniel Drew was traveling westbound on Highway 50 in the right lane when for unknown reasons the vehicle drove off the roadway and onto the north dirt shoulder. Drew lost control of his vehicle as it ran into a ditch and rolled at 8:55 a.m.

William E. Oliver

William “Bill” was born at the residence of May Newnan.

Dangberg to celebrate 19th-century woman

Dr. Anita Watson will portray Mary McNair Mathews, an 1870s resident of Virginia City, in a free chautauqua presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.

‘Grow your Own, Nevada!’ class returns in September

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present six “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at seven locations across Northern Nevada to provide information to homeowners, gardeners, landscapers and farmers who want their lawns to survive and thrive in a desert climate.

Second guilty plea in robbery of 101-year-old veteran

The second defendant in the robbery of a 101-year-old veteran on Memorial Day admitted guilt. Robbie Hernandez, 28, was before Judge James Wilson four times to enter a plea but changed his mind each time. Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to a single count of robbing a senior citizen with a deadly weapon.

Report: Nevada may not have enough muscle to land Tesla

A Chicago-based investment research firm said last week Nevada may not have the financial muscle to offer Tesla the $500 million in incentives the company is demanding for construction of its gigafactory. Tesla has said it expects the state to cover about 10 percent of the cost of the $5 billion plant, which would employ about 6,500.

Trial set in child sex assault case

The couple accused of sexually assaulting a teenage in an attempt to get her pregnant pleaded innocent Tuesday. In addition to the assault charge, Jessica Delgado-Bracamonte and Mario Quevado are accused of repeatedly drugging the then-15-year-old girl with methamphetamine to aid in the commission of a felony assault, child endangerment and conspiracy.

Tuesday, September 2

Susan Hart: Gluten-free chocolate fig cake

The second harvest of figs is due soon in Northern California and some of those figs will be coming our way. I love figs. They are sweet, rich, light and full of good nutrients. According to one source, figs eaten or applied topically can do 15 wonderful things for us, including preventing certain cancers, curing acne and helping us sleep better at night.

Legislators have beef with BLM, Forest Service

The legislative interim committee on public lands approved a series of recommendations Thursday calling for changes in how grazing permits are handled and demanding BLM and the Forest Service comply with the Wild Horse and Burro Act.

Chuck Muth: What Congress should give Google for its Sweet 16

Although Google’s official birthday has moved around a bit over the years, it’s generally accepted the universe will celebrate the search engine’s 16th birthday on Sept. 27. And I know the perfect gift…

State names veterans of the month

Gov. Brian Sandoval recognized James Babb as Nevada’s August 2014 Veteran of the Month along a presentation at the state capitol on Aug. 26.

Will justice prevail in Ferguson, Missouri?

I’m not only asking for justice for Michael Brown, but for the accused officer Darren Wilson.

Lunch with Harriet

Harriet and I would meet in the lunchroom of Pastorious Elementary each noontime to share what each of us brought. Her favorite was my baloney and cheese sandwich and I always wanted half of her egg salad.

Best tips to have a great school day

There are various habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. But one healthy habit in particular, the routine of having a nutritious breakfast every morning, is one that can positively impact your family.

Cardinals fly past Wave

LOOMIS, Calif. — The offense can score. The defense needs work. It sums up Fallon’s 56-32 season-opening loss Saturday to Cardinal Newman (Calif.) at the Honor Bowl at Del Oro High School.

Sierra Youth Football starts 2014 season

The Sierra Youth Football League kicked off its season over the weekend at several high schools where Fallon was in action in four of the seven divisions.

Fajardo leads Nevada Wolf Pack over Southern Utah

The Nevada Wolf Pack’s 28-19 season-opening victory over the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at Mackay Stadium on Saturday definitely had a 2013 feel to it.

Candidates night slated for Oct. 15

In two months, voters will cast their ballots for local, state and national candidates.

RIDING THE PINE: The NFL is here, so are predictions

The NFL season is here. The action starts Thursday as Seattle and Green Bay tangle in the season-opener as the Seahawks quests for a Super Bowl repeat begin.

Labor Day draws politiciansto Fallon

Republicans will do very well in the Nov. 4 Nevada and national elections predict the state’s top GOP office holders who attended Fallon’s annual Kiwanis Labor Day Pancake Breakfast and rode in the Lions Clubs downtown parade.

Update on Friday’s power outage

A power outage that affected most of western Churchill County began at about 2:45 p.m. Friday when a commercial truck struck two power poles near the intersection of Sheckler Road and Sheckler Cut-off.

Mauga to start at LB for Chiefs

After spending nearly the last two seasons off the field, Fallon’s Josh Mauga is making the most of his second chance.

UNCE ‘Grown your Own’

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present six “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at seven locations across northern Nevada to provide information to homeowners, gardeners, landscapers and farmers who want their lawns to survive and thrive in a desert climate.

Ahmed sends Reno Aces to playoffs

Nick Ahmed delivered a two-out, run-scoring base hit in the top of the 10th inning to give the Aces a 2-1 win on Monday over the Sacramento River Cats in Sacramento, sending Reno to the Pacific Coast League Playoffs.

Labor Day parade

President’s Award: The Rotary Club Best Use of Theme: Kent’s Supply

CCSD: Common Core has two sides

Common Core was at the forefront of discussions at the Churchill County School Board meeting Thursday night. Trustees not only addressed the publics’ concern but also listened to what the public had to say.

Commissioners meet Thursday

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

Crew safe following helicopter accident

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 based at Naval Air Station North Island rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission near Naval Air Station Fallon at about 2:30 p.m.

MARRIAGES

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

Fallon chapter hosts tailgate party

The Fallon chapter of the University of Nevada Alumni Association is sponsoring a tailgate on Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 1235 Lovelock Highway.

Photography Show on display at Brewery Arts Center

The Nevada Artists Association is presenting its annual “Photography Show” through Oct. 24. The show, at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center, is exhibiting the work of the region’s best photographers.

Carson City gaming win down again in July

Carson Valley casinos reported a 3.5 percent decrease in gaming win for July.

Jaye to marry Barber

Molly Marie Jaye is set to marry Justin Wilhelm Barber on Sept. 5, 2014.

Birth announcements

Renown Regional Medical Center To Jackie L. Fisk and Sa N. Nayou of Carson City, a son, born Aug. 4, 2014.

Monday, September 1

Clayton Valley 55, Carson 7: Senators can’t handle Ugly Eagles’ running game

LOOMIS, Calif. – It doesn’t take a genius to figure the reasons behind the Carson football team’s 55-7 loss to Clayton Valley Charter Saturday night at the annual Honor Bowl at Del Oro High School.

Photo gallery: Sierra Youth Football starts season

Photos from Saturday’s opening of the Sierra Youth Football League.

Multiple vehicles invloved in crash at Fairview Drive and South Carson Street

At least one person was taken via ambulance to a hospital after a multi-vehicle crash at Fairview Drive and South Carson Street. Traffic was re-routed in the area as Carson City Sheriff’s officers and the Nevada Highway Patrol worked the scene. The crash was reported at 4:23 p.m.

John Bullis: 12 tidbits about Social Security

I recently attended a special seminar on Social Security. The speaker was a retired manager with 35 years of experience working at the Social Security Administration. He went through the details of how the various benefits are computed, etc., but his observations were interesting. Some of the information will not be new to you, but it still is interesting:

Raiders hope rebuild pays immediate dividends

OAKLAND, Calif. — The time for excuses for the Oakland Raiders is over.

Super Bowl (win) or bust for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Three straight seasons of being so close have the 49ers yearning for a Super Bowl championship they believe is right within reach. So now, no more near misses.

Politicians stump at Fallon parade

FALLON — Republicans will do very well in the Nov. 4 Nevada and national elections, predict the state’s top GOP office holders who attended Fallon’s annual Kiwanis Labor Day Pancake Breakfast and rode in the Lions Clubs downtown parade.

Animal services pact ordinance on tap

The first step in City Manager Nick Marano’s plan to farm out animal services oversight by contract goes before the Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday.

Douglas hangs on for win

Big plays on offense and defense staked the Douglas High football team to an early lead Saturday morning and the Tigers held on for a 31-28 season-opening win against Minico in Pocatello, Idaho.

Raul Garcia Jr. pleads guilty in murder of Nevada Insurance Examiner

The last of four defendants in the murder of Nevada Insurance Examiner William McCune changed his plea to guilty Friday. Raul Garcia Jr. admitted to District Judge James Wilson he was guilty of first-degree murder in McCune’s April, 2013 beating death.

Dunn, Horvath will feature at CAMPN meeting

Joel Dunn, executive director of the Carson City Visitors Bureau, and Kyle Horvath, social media director for CCVB, will be featured at Carson Area Marketing & PR Network’s meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St. Dunn will present data about the economic impact of tourism and talk about the “out of the box” approach used to market Carson City as a destination.