Stories for April 2015


Thursday, April 30

Liberal Myths: We are changing the climate

Another Earth Day has come and gone. This one passed with little fanfare or news coverage. In many areas, snow rained on the Earth Day parade. Attendance at Earth Day rallies nationwide was down sharply from prior years. Ironically, the lack of attendance was attributed to poor weather. Apparently many Earth Day supporters are fair weather environmentalists.

Cat coins from the Isle of Man

Recently at a street fair in Portland, Oregon, I happened to spy a bunch of very beautiful cat coins from the Isle of Man. The coins had been made into rings, pins and necklaces. I had never seen anything like that, so I decided to do a bit of research and find out the origin of the cat coins.

Go the extra mile with employee safety

On a recent trip I was on, as usual, I had a rental car. When I stopped to fill the car with gas before returning it, the gas pump said, “Would you like to add a car wash today?” At that point, I promptly pressed the “No” button. Then as I stood filling the gas, I looked down and thought if this was MY car, and was this dirty, I certainly would have washed it. That got me thinking how important ownership is. Without that sense of ownership, it really didn’t matter.


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight new “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at 12 locations statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing more of their own food.

Pesticide use and depression in farmers

Organic farming may be as important to the farmers who practice it as to those who purchase and eat the food they grow. This year, researchers with the National Institute of Health completed a landmark, 20-year study of the connection between pesticides and depression in farmers.

How can you become a healthy investor?

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This “month” is designed to encourage people to follow a healthy, active lifestyle. You can take steps toward this goal, of course, but why not carry the concept of improving health to other areas of your life — such as your investments?

More facts and more fiction

Over the years I’ve received very favorable feedback from my occasional fact or fiction columns. I enjoy writing them because it’s always fun to research obscure facts and I think people enjoy reading them because they get to learn those same fun facts without doing the research. It could be because these columns contain less of my usual inane rambling … but I prefer to think it’s the fun fact thing.

Shawna Honea receives Allstate award

As a business leader and involved citizen in the Fallon and Fernley area, Allstate Exclusive Agency Owner Shawna Honea has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for both of her agencies for 2015.


The Fallon City Council recently met for its regularly scheduled meeting and approved all items that were on the agenda.

View from the Past

Circus Tent Blown Down. Barnes’ circus tent was blown down Wednesday during the performance and the great crowd of spectators escaped with only slight injuries to a few. By quick work on the part of the employees every horse and uncaged animal was hurried outside before the tent came down. Had the catastrophe been a few minutes later, the big wild animal event would have been on. The tent was torn to shreds.

Let’s really do it for the children (not union bosses)

This week, Assistant State Controller Geoff Lawrence and I will issue Controller’s Monthly Report No. 4, addressing K-12 spending and policy. Some highlights:


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

Motorists asked to avoid Merton-Taylor traffic twice a day

The Fallon Police Department is asking motorists to avoid before- and after-school traffic at Merton Drive and Taylor Street.

Morrison named to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Joshua T. Morrison, a University of Tampa student from Fallon, has been named a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Foster parent training slated for Fallon

In the state of Nevada there are 4,748 children in foster care and 900 of those children are located in Clark and Washoe counties.

Meat the future

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is expanding its very successful meat-processing certification classes with additional Basics 1 workshops and adding a new Basics 2 program.

Be safe around bicyclists

Spring time is upon us and warmer weather ahead. More people are going to get out and about riding their bicycles.

WNC Fallon art show

WNC/Fallon’s Western Nevada College’s annual Student Art Show and barbecue will be held Saturday from 3-5 p.m. on the Fallon campus.

CCHS inducts 34 students into National Honor Society

The Churchill County High School recently inducted 34 new members into National Honor Society.

Let the water flow

The Carson Division water season has begun. The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District is now releasing water from Lahontan Reservoir. Releases started at 310 cubic-feet per second with 200 cfs down the V-line Canal. The district expects deliveries to begin as early as this weekend.

Comment period extended for RMP

The current public comment period for the Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been extended an additional 30 days through May 27. said acting state director John Ruhs.

Counterfeiters plead guilty to Jan. 27 crimes

Two Reno men admitted to using counterfeit currency Tuesday in District Court. Daniel Winters and Christopher Shoemaker each entered guilty pleas to a series of crimes on Jan. 27.

Pack rolls past St. Mary’s

The Nevada baseball team used a clean effort in all phases of the game to defeat Saint Mary’s for the second time in as many days on Wednesday.

Seeding on the line for Wave

Fallon’s magic number is down to two. After a rare instance of using an ineligible pitcher, the Elko baseball team forfeited one game to Truckee. The violation stemmed from the pitcher throwing more than 11 innings in a four-day period.

Mauga back in K.C.

A month after signing a three-year contract as a reward for a stellar 2014 season, Josh Mauga returned to Kansas City last week for voluntary offseason workouts.

Draft is unofficial start to NFL season

No draft is more watched and followed than this weekend’s NFL Draft.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested on suspicion of battery with a deadly weapon

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 3:34 p.m., a 26-year-old Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of DUI-drugs first offense and careless driving after deputies responded to reports of a man hitting a building with his car at the 3400 block of Goni Road. Bail was set at $1,250.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for Josephy Vineis

Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating a missing Carson City man. Joseph Allen Vineis, 24, was last seen in Carson City on April 20. Vineis is known to have a history of depression and may be in his silver 2005 Toyota Camry with Nevada plate 881LYY.

Carson City Symphony presents free festival

On Saturday, May 9, Carson City Symphony’s Strings in the Schools will present its Festival for Harmonicas and Strings at Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Drive.

Local sports roundup: Dayton rallies to upset win

RENO — Dayton High fought back from a 5-0 deficit to grab an 11-7 win over South Tahoe in a Northern Division I game at Aces Ballpark Tuesday afternoon.

East West Engineering father-son duo have a need for speed

Randy Eakins and his dad, Bob Eakins, have operated their high-performance machine shop, East West Engineering, for more than 30 years, nearly 11 years located just east of Carson City. This duo may be quietly doing business in Nevada, but on the drag racing circuit, their products register loud and clear.

Wednesday, April 29

Nevada cruises; Whitt pitches scoreless inning

RENO — The Nevada baseball team used a clean effort in all phases of the game to defeat Saint Mary’s for the second time in as many days. Senior RHP Jason Deitrich allowed one run in seven innings and the 28th-ranked Wolf Pack downed the Gaels, 8-1 on Wednesday evening at Peccole Park.

Carson City area 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 City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 8:00 a.m., Scott Woods, 38, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of an unlawful possession warrant. No bail was set.

Assembly Ways and Means approves AG positions, still has questions

The Assembly Ways and Means agreed on Wednesday to add five major positions in the Attorney General’s office including a deputy Solicitor General.

Nevada gaming win down, but Carson area up 7.3 percent

Statewide gaming win dipped 3.15 percent in March, reporting a total of $951.2 million. But casinos were up against a tough comparison as March 2014 had one more Saturday and a strong showing on the Baccarat tables. At $68.1 million, Baccarat win was down 33 percent from a year ago when that game produced a 40 percent increase over the same month of 2013.

Carson City taxable sales up to 11 percent

Statewide taxable sales increased 9.1 percent in February to a total of $3.83 billion. For Carson City, the increase was even larger — 10.8 percent overall to $65.6 million. That percentage matches the gain in Carson’s largest sales tax generator, auto sales, which reported a total of $18.4 million in sales for the month.

Etta Robinson

Etta Robinson, age 83, passed away on April 10, 2015 in Fallon, NV. She was the loving wife of James F. Robinson. She and James were married in the early 1970’s.

Arthur Louis Pahl, Jr.

Arthur Louis Pahl Jr. passed away peacefully at his home the morning of April 9, 2015, after enduring several years of multiple health issues. He was born January 14, 1951 in Great Falls, Montana to Arthur and Patricia Pahl. He was the second of four children. Arthur, known as “Artie” to his family and close friends, was a “jack of all trades” and “master of most”

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs without a prescription

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 9:18 a.m., a 19-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, no proof of insurance, violation of suspended sentence and failure to appear-traffic after deputies conducted a traffic stop on the 1400 block of South Carson Street. Bail was set at $3,415.

Robert “Bobby” Lee Harold

Bobby was born in Santa Monica, California on October 6, 1930. He passed away in Carson City, Nevada on April 14, 2015. He was a great outdoorsman.

Margie Y. Groth

A service for Margie Y. Groth, 90, will be held at 2pm, Wednesday, April 22nd at the First Presbyterian Church in Carson City. Mrs. Groth was born in San Francisco to Stewart Riise and Yvonne Swindelle on December 22, 1924. Mrs. Groth passed away on April 13 with her family by her side.

John Robert Johansen

John Robert Johansen passed away on April 8th, 2015. His family will be holding a casual get together at his home to share memories of John on April 21st from 1-4pm, please join us at 1001 Gary Lane Fallon, NV.

Genoa Cowboy festival rides into town this week

A painting of a faceless cowboy rounding up horses in the snow was selected as this year’s poster for the Genoa Cowboy Festival.

Carson baseball sweeps Galena

Carson High is in the upper half of the Northern Division 1 standings going into the final games of the season for the first time in a long time after Monday’s sweep of Galena — and the wins were as different as night and day.

Tuesday, April 28

How you can help stop Medicare fraud

Most doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers who work with Medicare are honest. Unfortunately, some aren’t.

Surge pricing is Uber-lame anti-Uber argument

Ride-sharing companies have created a new business that allows you to summon a car to pick you up and take you wherever you want to go through an app on your smart phone rather than going through the nightmare of calling a taxicab dispatcher.

Thank God for the rain

One week ago about supper time, we had a thunderstorm that dumped much needed rain on Fallon. I thanked the Lord Almighty. It’s been a dry several years for local farmers. Irrigation was shutdown in April this year. I’ve lived here 20 years and have never seen it this dry. Lahontan Reservoir is nearly empty. Others who have been here much longer say they can’t ever recall it being this dry.

Fallon cadets experience Marine Corps training

The Churchill County Junior ROTC students recently had the opportunity to experience what the military has to offer.

School board selects new trustee

A member of the Churchill County School District’s Budget Committee was selected Thursday to replace Steve Nunn as a trustee.


CURRENT Mother’s Day Extravaganza The fourth annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza is May 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.

CEDA director updates Democrats on downtown projects

The executive director of the Churchill Economic Development Authority stepped in as guest speaker Thursday to tell local Democrats how the community is excited about revitalizing the downtown corridor, starting first with the Fallon Theaters and moving down the block to the vacant Kent’s Grocery Store.

WNC inducts 84 students into Phi Theta Kappa

More than 80 Western Nevada College students earned induction into the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society during two recent ceremonies.

Another unusual week

It started with my friend Brandy and her husband Troy coming to our home early one afternoon. Brandy is my friend who grooms our puppies. It’d been planned that we’d go out to eat somewhere after Molly and Riley were all “prettied” up. However, I thought it’d be nice if I cooked something instead.

Four local LDS missionaries return home

Nathan and Melissa Waite are pleased to welcome home their daughter Chalea. She has served the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months in the Peru Lima East Mission. Waite left Fallon in September 2013 and returned in March. She is a 2012 Churchill County High School graduate and plans to study international relations at Brigham Young University Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho, this fall.

Pinwheels walk brings more awareness

For the past three years, Carol Williams has looked forward to walking from Millennium Park to Fox Peak to bring awareness to child abuse as part of the Pinwheels for Prevention program.

County receives good news

Slowly, the Churchill County economy is recovering … perhaps not at a faster pace than most of us would like, but we’re definitely seeing some encouraging signs.

Consecutive life sentences for Petty

A 27-year-old Lyon County man received consecutive life sentences Tuesday in District Court after pleading guilty to child lewdness and pornography charges.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital: April 9, 2015 A girl, Ryatt Aliza Jackson to Michone Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 19 inches.

flocking to lacrosse

The sport is growing so fast it even reaches into the Governor’s Mansion.

Fallon holds off Railroaders

A gutty performance lifted the Fallon baseball team to a hard-fought 5-4 win over Sparks on Monday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Lady Wave rails Sparks

After a rare rainstorm forced the postponement of Fallon’s senior day, the Lady Wave managed to hammer a pesky Sparks squad during Monday’s Northern Division I-A doubleheader.

Heck, Skabelund pick up wins

In yet another solid effort, the boys track team’s reward was a third-place finish at the Big George Invitational at Douglas High School.

Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center screens ‘The Mask You Live In’

Advocates to End Domestic Violence is marking April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a free screening of “The Mask You Live In” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz featured at May 6 meeting in Minden

Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz will be featured at Douglas County Republican Women’s next meeting on May 6 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

’The Partridge Family’ child star Suzanne Crough dies in Laughlin

LAS VEGAS — The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show, “The Partridge Family,” has died.

’American in Paris,’ ‘Fun Home’ get a leading 12 Tony noms

NEW YORK — The musicals “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.

Wednesday is Denim Day in the Silver State

First Lady Kathleen Sandoval is encouraging all Nevadans to join the campaign against sexual assault by wearing denim on Wednesday.

Carson City families sought to host foreign students

Academic Year in the USA, or AYUSA, a non-profit organization that promotes global learning and leadership through cultural exchange and leadership programs for high school students from around the world, is looking for one family in the Carson City School District that can share its home with an international high school student for the 2015-2016 school year.

Virginia City museums offering free admission first Friday of the month

Virginia City is bringing its social media hashtag back for a second year in Flashback Friday Museum Days, an event in which 10 museums filled with historic Comstock lore waive admission costs on the first Friday of the month, May through October.

Carson City’s Comstock Shootout

CV United defender Madison Smalley takes the ball away from a Pacifica Barracuda player Saturday at Edmonds Sports Complex.

Bryan Bowers to perform at Brewery Arts Center Saturday

Bryan Bowers will bring to Carson City Saturday night his heralded story telling, song writing and musical skills.

Monday, April 27

Manny Pacquiao vs. Money Mayweather : How Pacquiao will win

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of preventing a victim from calling 911 and domestic battery

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 12:48 a.m., Luis Mariscal, 21, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, warrant-petit larceny, warrant-contempt and warrant-failure to appear traffic. Bail was set at $6,795.

California man sentenced in Carson City for statutory sexual seduction

A man accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 was sentenced to a year in prison Monday morning. Ronald Hicks, 66, of Highland, California, was sentenced in Carson City on open or gross lewdness, sexual assault against a child under 16 and statutory sexual seduction charges. Hicks was charged with having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl between last April.

Nevada Legislature: Raises for elected county officials opposed by first responders

A spokesman for the Peace Officers Research Association on Monday urged lawmakers not to approve pay raises for Nevada’s elected county officials saying employee bargaining groups haven’t gotten guaranteed raises during the recession.

Nevada finalist for Geothermal Lab

Nevada has received a $2.1 million grant as the first phase of the competition to create the Department of Energy’s geothermal research laboratory.

UPDATE: $2 million awarded for geothermal launch site

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected on Monday a site near Fallon for its Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), and $2 million in federal funds to launch the ground-breaking research project.

Carson High School sweeps Hug, Wooster swimmers

Carson High swept Wooster and Hug in a recent double dual at Carson Aquatic Center.

Carson City branch of American Legion needs Honor Guard volunteers

American Legion High Desert Post 56 is looking for veterans to be a part of the Honor Guard, a team of volunteers that honors deceased veterans.

Carson City Dutch Bros. raising money for muscular dystrophy cure

Dutch Bros. Coffee’s annual Drink One for Dane fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association is Friday, when more than 215 Dutch Bros. locations in seven states will donate all proceeds to programs that work to cure muscular dystrophy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and related diseases.

Carson City Walgreens hosting ‘Red Nose’ rummage sale for charity

Walgreens is hosting its “Red Nose” charity rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in its parking lot, 1465 E. William St.

Darrell Moody: A big win for Carson’s Perkins in Big Easy

The third time was a charm for Carson City native Barbara Perkins.

Lyon County Republicans meeting Saturday in Silver Springs

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will elects its chairman for the 2015-2016 term at its next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Silver Springs Senior Center, 2945 Ft. Churchill Road, Silver Springs.

Sierra Place in Carson City offering free events in May

Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, is hosting two free presentations‚ a piano concert by Squeek Steele and a slide show lecture by Mike Thomas.

Sunday, April 26

Saturday, April 25

Local sports roundup: Reid wins two events at Big George meet

MINDEN — Corey Reid ran to gold medals in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and the 800 on Saturday to highlight performances by the short-handed Carson Senators during the eighth annual Big George Invitational hosted by Douglas High School.

Cougars’ pitching shuts down Senators

There’s a reason why Spanish Springs has been a perennial powerhouse in Northern Nevada softball — pitching

Carson City’s WNC baseball wins home finale

Sophomore Day for the Western Nevada College baseball team brought some morning rain and a little hail from the skies above, as well an emotionally charged effort by the Wildcats, playing their final home game of the regular season Saturday at John L. Harvey Field.

Saturday’s prep games

The LVN has learned the high school baseball games scheduled for today have been rescheduled to Monday and Thursday.

Friday, April 24

Carson City burglary ring member pleads guilty to charges

One member of a burglary ring that hit three Nevada counties last year plead guilty Friday. Drake Vancleave, 50, entered a guilty and waived his right to a preliminary hearing in exchange for his charges to be reduced. Originally, Vancleave was charged with three counts of burglary and one count of possession of stolen property value over $3,500. The chargers were reducted to one count of burglary and one count of possession of stolen property.

BCRA midgets highlight racing at Fernley tonight

It’s another busy weekend in racing, with the 2015 season now at full spee

Local sports roundup: Carson City’s WNC baseball splits

Freshman outfielder Bradley Lewis delivered Western Nevada College’s second walk-off victory of the 2015 season on Friday afternoon against Utah State University Eastern.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of DUI-drugs

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 12:34 a.m., a 19-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI-drugs, expired registration, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Roop Street and Hot Springs Road. Bail was set at $2,625.

Rick Santorum to speak about Life Choices

Former presidential candidate and senator Rick Santorum is coming to the Atlantis Hotel in Reno on Friday, May 15 for Life Choices Community Pregnancy Clinic’s annual fundraising gala.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says Supreme Court ruling has little impact on department

A U.S. Supreme Court decision will hinder law enforcement from unduly delaying traffic stops in order to wait for a K-9 unit to arrive on scene. However, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said the ruling won’t have a large impact on the office.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested as a fugitive from justice

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 6:16 p.m., a 30-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery-first offense. Bail was set at $3,000.

High tech peeper receives life sentence

A Gardnerville man received a sentence of up to life in prison for video-taping neighborhood girls in their bathroom. Michael Joseph Donovan, 56, admitted to making videos of children, focusing on their crotches. Donovan was arrested in June 2014 after being caught trying to set up a cellphone in a bathroom of a friend of more than 20 years in hopes of catching teenage women naked.

Partnership Carson City hosting prescription drug roundup Saturday

Partnership Carson City is hosting a prescription drug roundup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Save Mart Supermarkets and Smith’s grocery stores.

They became running mates in Carson City

The Donkey vs. Elephant Basketball Classic was held Thursday at Carson High’s Morse Burley Gym. Nevada’s Republican Legislators beat their Democratic counterparts 62-53.

Kaia FIT offering free week of classes for women

The women’s fitness program, Kaia FIT, is opening its doors to the community for a free week of classes.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Department looking for attempted Walmart theft suspect

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for help in locating a man accused of attempted theft. On March 18, at 7:03 p.m., a male suspect tried to leave the Topsy Way Walmart with various unpaid items in his cart. When security confronted him, he ran across the parking lot and got into a vehicle, he was last seen traveling south on Highway 395.

James Frank Whitmore

James Frank Whitmore, age 83, died in Reno, NV on Thursday, April 2, 2015. The cause of death was a head trauma after a fall. He was born July 7,1931 in Camden NJ.

Alyce Potterton Albus

Alyce Potterton Albus was born in 1926 and raised in Phildelphia, PA, graduating from Germantown High School in 1944. After graduation, Alyce went to work as a secretary for several Philadelphia companies before going to work at Philco, where she met the love of her life, Donald Albus.

UPDATE: Sparks man injured in rollover

A Sparks man was critically injured Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle rollover near Macari Lane and the Austin Highway (U.S. Highway 50 east) near mile marker 36.

Norma Jean Conway

Norma passed away on April 6, 2015. She was born June 20, 1947, to Charles and Dorothy Ridgeway in Novato, CA. Norma is survived by her husband, Hank Frohlich; brother, Chuck Ridgeway; oldest daughter, Diane Strand; son, Dennis Conway; 7 grandchildren; and, 3 great grandchildren.

Carson City’s WNC baseball beats Eastern Utah

An unfavorable late-afternoon forecast must have been the reason why the Western Nevada College Wildcats and Utah State University Eastern Golden Eagles completed their nine-inning nonconference baseball game in less than two hours on Thursday afternoon.

Western Nevada College Student Veterans organizing walk in Carson City

Western Nevada College Student Veterans is hosting a 1.3-mile walk up College Parkway at 10 a.m. may 2 to honor veterans who have suffered and veterans who have committed suicide.

Carson City Health & Human Services offering vaccination clinic for babies

Carson City Health & Human Services, in partnership with Immunize Nevada, is holding a free Baby Expo & Vaccination Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 900 E. Long St.

CHS able to ‘Holton’ on

He picks up save as Carson upsets previously unbeaten Damonte Two days after suffering an embarrassing 10-0 loss, Carson High’s baseball team showed its resiliency by pulling off the biggest upset of the Northern Division I season.

Donations sought to honor Carson City’s Annemarie Bozin

An account has been set up at to raise money for a memorial in Sonoma Park in honor of Annemarie Bozin, a 24-year-old Carson City woman who passed away March 28.

Dayton’s Js’ Old Town Bistro hosting spaghetti feed to raise money for health events

Js’ Old Town Bistro, 30 Pike St. in Dayton, is hosting a spaghetti feed fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to help fund the Remote Area Medical health events coming to the area later this year.

Washoe Lake State Park hosting celebration and hikes in May

Washoe Lake State Park is offering a variety of events and hikes in May, including a full moon hike, a celebration of Washoe Valley, and a moderate hike through the sand dunes.

Could 2015 baseball team be best ever at UNR?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... We’ll find out at the end of the season whether or not this is the best Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team in history.

Thursday, April 23

View from the Past

The Barnes big three-ring wild animal circus offers one of the best opportunities for the study of natural history obtainable. After each afternoon’s performances the meat-eating animals are given their daily rations. During this period one can see the lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, jaguars and other members of the giant cat tribe in uproarious activity. To witness their feeding gives one a better idea of what it means to be a trainer of jungle-bred beasts.

Free yourself from some investment taxes

Today has been designated Tax Freedom Day for 2015. Tax Freedom Day, calculated by the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. So it may be a good time to review your own situation to determine if you can “free” yourself from some investment-related taxes in the future.


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight new “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at 12 locations statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing more of their own food.


THIRD QUARTER CCMS 6th Grade A Honor Roll

SBDC big help for fledgling companies

For startups that need a jump start, the Nevada Small Business Development Center offers a range of services from free consultations to guidance on accessing capital.

Tank 843 made history in Saigon 40 years ago

In six days, we will be commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, a conflict that killed 58,220 and wounded 153,303 American military personnel and uncounted millions of Vietnamese.

Moore’s Law and our children’s futures

Two years ago, our daughter got her first computer. With software, it cost about $500.

Helping Fallon’s women business owners build credit, access capital

It’s a great time to celebrate the progress of women-owned businesses in Fallon. The latest Census data shows women-owned businesses nationally increased by more than 20 percent from 2002 to 2007. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, women-owned firms make up almost a third (29 percent) of all nonfarm businesses across the country, generating a total of $1.2 trillion annually, and employing 7.6 million people.


The city of Fallon has issued the following business licenses in March 2015. American Landscape Maintenance; Lawn Care; Bu: 2355 Casey Road; Fallon, Nevada, 89406; Ma: P.O Box 264; Fallon, Nevada, 89407; 775-423-7269; Owner: David T. Waite.

Explaining the Y chromosome

I’ve written several columns over the years giving marital advice to men even though I know nothing about being a good husband. One of the great things about being a columnist is that you can get paid to write about authoritatively about things you know nothing about … heck, Ann Coulter’s made a small fortune doing just that.

Gazing into your dog’s eyes

Japanese researchers recently published findings from a study they conducted concerning the bond between dogs and people. Now there is evidence that when our dogs gaze into our eyes with that you- are-everything- to- me look, our bodies and theirs are flooded with oxytocin.

UNCE workshop on keeping trees alive during drought

RENO — Prolonged drought can have severe and long-lasting effects on trees. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Forestry, presents “Keeping Your Trees Alive During a Drought,” on May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes will provide information on current threats to our trees, how trees respond to water stress and strategies to make our community trees more drought resilient.

USDA announces record number of organic producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces that the organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, with 19,474 certified organic operations in the United States and a total of 27,814 certified organic operations around the world.

Annual walk brings awareness to local child abuse prevention

Pinwheels for Prevention will hold its annual walk Saturday beginning at Millennium Park to bring awareness to child abuse prevention.

Common Core testing resumes in Churchill County

Common Core testing is back up and running in the Churchill County School District.

Fire department to test hydrants

The Fallon/Churchill Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants during April and May in the evenings from Monday to May 17.


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

FFA, 4-H projects on display this weekend

Neither rain nor mud nor wind will stop FFA and 4-H youth from participating at the annual Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale, which begins today and ends Saturday afternoon at the fairgrounds.

Sparks man injured in rollover

A Sparks man was critically injured Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle rollover near Macari Lane and the Austin Highway (U.S. Highway 50 east) near mile marker 36.

Minden resident Kyle Gimple making mark in racing

The Carson City area has had its share of talented racing drivers over the years.

Carson Middle School band competing at Reno Jazz Festival

Carson Middle School’s Royal Blue Jazz Band, comprised of students in sixth through eighth grades, is competing Saturday at the 53rd annual Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno

Wave clinches

For the fifth consecutive season, the Fallon baseball team is heading to the postseason.

Fernley takes series over Lady Wave

In a battle of rivals and state champion hopefuls, the Fernley softball team took one step forward to a Northern Division I-A title.

Boyle finds success at Monterey program

It wasn’t a good fit playing Division II baseball in the Rockies.

April provides wide range of sporting options

April is arguably the best sports month of the year.

Nevada caps spring with Silver and Blue Game

The annual Silver and Blue Spring Game is scheduled for Saturday as part of a big weekend on the University of Nevada campus.

Track teams prep for Big George

In a rare mid-week meet, the Fallon track teams hit the track for a warm-up leading into Saturday’s Big George Invitational at Douglas High School.

Comstock History Center Museum opens mining photo exhibit

The Comstock History Center Museum is presenting a new historic photo exhibit, “Vanishing Icons: A Look Back at Comstock Mines and Mills.”

Three former Senators inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Nevada State Senators Terry Care, Dean Rhoads and Randolph Townsend were inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame Wednesday in recognition of their long service to the state.

Nevada Legislature: Only 15 bills left to die

Amazingly, only 15 bills were left to die as the Legislature hit the Tuesday night deadline for passage of measures out of the house where they originated.

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing in college

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Is 1-1 with 4.80 ERA.

St. Mary’s Art center’s new exhibit features local & international artists

St. Mary’s Art & Retreat Center is offering an afternoon of music, food, wine and art from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the opening reception of its new exhibit, which features local artists and international artists who now live in the United States.

Drone technology in focus

While a Nevada company hopes to eventually have a high profile in the drone industry, it is taking one piece of its technology to market already on manned flights.

We must all prevent child abuse

The horrific child abuse stories are one too many.

Chuck Muth: Dickman tax restraint initiative would close tax-hike loophole

It’s a law of human nature. If you give students a week to complete a term paper, they will take the full week to complete the term paper. If you give those same students a month, they’ll take the full month.

High traffic at Taylor-Merton

I would like to draw attention to a problem that I believe has been overlooked for too long.

Wednesday, April 22

Carson City area 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 City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested for battery with a deadly weapon

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 2:28 a.m., Pedro Aguiar, 20, was arrested on suspicion of parole and probation violation and a 23-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of obstructing and resisting a police officer and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after deputies responded to a noise complaint in the 3400 block of Woodside Drive. No bail was set for Aguiar and bail for the woman was set at $800.

Services Announcement for Vito Anthony “Tony” Marangi

A funeral is scheduled on Friday, April 24th at 4:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 411 N. Saliman Road, Carson City, NV. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tony’s life. In lieu of flowers, and/or gifts, please send donations in the memory of Vito Anthony Marangi to the Alzheimer’s Association at 1301 Cordone Avenue #180, Reno, NV 89502

Juanita Manuela Sanchez Padilla Calautti (Mama)

Juanita came to the United States from Costa Rica and assimilated with our culture; she loved this country. She and her husband proudly became US citizens. Juanita was born one of ten children.

Glenn W. Valenzuela

Glenn W. Valenzuela, 92, passed March 13, 2015, at his home in Carson City, NV. Mr. Valenzuela was born July 2, 1922, in Oakland, CA, to Bernard and Letha (Hill) Valenzuela and raised by his mom and step-dad, Ed Olson. He graduated from Castlemont High School in Oakland, California.

Doris Lucille McFeaters

Doris Lucille McFeaters peacefully passed away April 10, 2015 at her home in Fallon after a long and debilitating illness. She was born February 7, 1927 in Nauvoo, Illinois to Wesley L. Frakes and Pansy L. Calef Frakes. She was preceded in death by her son Richard K. Phillips, her first husband, Richard Phillips, her parents, and two brothers and a sister.

Carson City Computer Corps recycling electronics to mark Earth Day

Carson City’s nonprofit Computer Corps will be on hand to recycle electronic and office equipment, such as printers and stereos, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Reno High School, 395 Booth St. in Reno.

Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center showing ‘Le Cirque Vagabond Fable’ Saturday

Stunts by athletes, martial artists and contortionists will be showcased in “Le Cirque Vagabond Fable,” a show put on by the Brewery Arts Center at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Performance Hall, 504 W. King St.

Big first inning kills the Senators

RENO — The afternoon started with a shoddy pre-game and it got worse from there for the Carson Senators.

Local sports roundup: Tigers rally for win; Whitt is on watch list

MINDEN — Douglas scored four runs after two outs in the fifth inning to break a 3-all tie,and Isaiah Schat and Zac Davies combined to pitch four-hit ball for a 7-3 Northern Division I win over Wooster.

Tuesday, April 21

Brian Shaw: Chili con queso for Cinco de Mayo

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, the logical thing for me to do would be to share a traditional Mexican recipe culled from the multitude of cook books on my shelf, complete with the history, lore and techniques to back it up.

Annual JJ Dinner

The Churchill County Democrats are hosting on Thursday their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at the Churchill County Museum, 1050 S Maine St. The no-host social begins at 6 p.m. with the buffet-style dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted.

First Nevada Guard woman assumes brigade command

More than 100 Soldiers, friends, and family were at the Army Aviation Support Facility were witness history as Col. Joanne Farris rcently become the first female brigade commander in Nevada Guard history, according to Nevada Army Guard commander Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan.

ADA still relevant after its passage in 1990

The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way most of his colleagues didn’t understand.

Banner Churchill lifts restrictions

As the flu and cold season winds down, Banner Health, one of nation’s largest health care providers has lifted visitor restrictions at all of its facilities including Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon. Restrictions for the 2014-2015 cold and flu season were implemented Oct. 1, a little earlier than expected because of the outbreak of Enterovirus D68 across the nation.

What is your obesity costing you in dollars?

Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, said Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who specializes in treating patients with obesity and associated chronic disease.

That county job

If you watch any of the regular or political news channels, you shouldn’t be surprised to find out something we all know to be true. Too many of our government agencies are what they call overlapping in personnel. Lots of them have people doing the same thing at their desk.

Hillary for America? Why?

Hillary’s all in for 2016. Whoopee. She officially arrived 10 days ago but not in the flesh.

Death, taxes and aristocracy

“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin

Nevada National Guard unveils combat veteran tribute wall

The Nevada National Guard unveiled a tribute wall that commemorates the men and women from Nevada who have been deployed into combat zones since Operation Desert Storm.

Treatment options for psoriasis can control it

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that affects more than 7 million people in the U.S. and approximately 125 million people worldwide. There are five major types of psoriasis, with varying degrees of severity. The inflammatory condition occurs when overactive T-cells attack healthy skin cells, causing them to reproduce at an abnormally rapid rate, which results in irritation, scaly patches and thick, flaky lesions on the skin and scalp. Psoriasis also can affect joints, and up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis as a result.

WNC student named NSHE scholar

Spending a year attending a Southern California college revealed to Western Nevada College student Robyn Openshaw just how much her community means to her and her future.

Goats being raised for their meat

A meat goat is a breed that is specially bred and raised for meat. There are four main breeds raised for meat: Boer, Spanish meat goat, Kiko and Tennessee.

Wave sweeps dust out of ’Devils

In yet another dominating performance, the Fallon baseball team needed just 17 innings to dispatch Dayton. The Greenwave rolled in their Northern Division I-A three-game series last weekend at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

School board to appoint trustee to replace Nunn

A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m.(one hour earlier) in the Churchill County Administration Office, Old High School, 690 S. Maine St.

Tracksters solid at Del Oro Invite

It was another solid effort in preparation for the stretch run. The Fallon track teams once again set numerous season and personal best times at the Del Oro Invitational on Friday in California.

Fallon golfers take third at Spring Creek tourney

Down eight with three to go. It’s where the Fallon golf team stands in its chase to reach the No. 3 position in the Northern Division I-A standings after last week’s tournaments in Elko and Spring Creek.

Lady Wave clinches playoff bid

With an emphatic sweep, the Fallon softball team is once again headed to the postseason.

Bighorns tally trio of wins

The Oasis Bighorns scored a trio of wins last week to the open the season.

April recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families, said De Vere Karlson, program director of Court Appointed Special Advocates.

UPDATE: Fallon man murders ex-wife

A 63-old Fallon man who murdered his ex-wife was found dead Monday in Humboldt County by troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Significant progress for Carson City’s Capitol Mall hoped for by 2017

The private sector Capitol Mall project, which just reached Carson City government’s review stage, is big by local standards and has big implications for traffic, water and the like.

Fernley: Second best place to run a warehouse

A recent report conducted by a leading firm that consults Fortune 500 companies on logistics and supply chain management named Fernley, the nation’s second-best location for large-scale distribution development. That was old news to team members which lead the effort to promote the region and they’re busy spreading the word.

No protection for sage grouse; win declared for bi-state grouse, ranchers

Win-win declared for grouse, ranchers RENO — Bi-state sage grouse escaped an endangered list designation, a boon for Nevadans and Californians, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell declared Tuesday.

RSVP needs donations for silent auction at Dayton Valley Days

Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, a nonprofit that helps homebound and low-income seniors, has adopted the silent auction at Dayton Valley Days as one of the its major fundraisers.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office busts eight on drug related charges

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on Carson’s drug problem. This past weekend, deputies made eight arrests on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, seven for methamphetamines and one for heroin.

Nevada Legislature: Gov. Brian Sandoval’s business license tax approved

On a 17-4 vote, the Nevada Senate on Tuesday passed Gov. Brian Sandoval’s business license tax. The only four votes against the $438 million tax hike were cast by Republicans: James Settelmeyer, Scott Hammond, Pete Goicoechea and Don Gustavson.

NHP said alleged Fallon murderer died of self-inflicted wound

UPDATE: The Nevada Highway Patrol is now reporting that a Fallon man who allegedly murdered his ex-wife late Monday afternoon died of a self-inflicted wound.

Deadline for getting Real ID license moved back to October 2020

The federal Department of Homeland Security has moved back the deadline for Nevadans to have a Real ID drivers’ license to October 2020.

Nevada Legislature: Bill to cut PERS clears Nevada Senate

The Nevada Senate on Monday voted unanimously to approve a bill making major changes to the Public Employee Retirement System, including reducing the annual credit toward retirement from 2.5 percent of salary to 2.25 percent.

Nevada state gas price up 2.2 cents, national 6.6

The gasoline pump price increased 2.2 cents the past week on average in Nevada, according to, reaching $2.79 a gallon.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of felony drug trafficking

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City THURSDAY At 4:51 p.m., Michelle Carrasco, 36, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and a failure to appear in Reno. James Prater, 41, of Carson City also was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, driving on a revoked license and no insurance. Bail for Carrasco was set at $4,409 and bail for Prater was set at $2,500.

Monday, April 20

Local sports roundup: Carson track teams win own invitational

Both teams win titles in their own invitational Carson High’s boys and girls enjoyed big days en route to winning their respective titles at the Carson Invitational Saturday at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Carson City Little League’s opening day

Carson City Little Leaguers pose for a opening day group photo Saturday afternoon at Governor’s Field.

UPDATE; NHP confirms alleged Fallon murderer shot himself

The Nevada Highway Patrol encountered a Fallon man late Monday afternoon who allegedly murdered his ex-wife today.

Sportsman’s Warehouse in Carson City to host outdoor film festival April 28

Movies for children and adults will be screened at an outdoor film festival hosted by Sportsman’s Warehouse at dusk on Tuesday, April 28.

Carson City FISH hosting annual Have a Heart fundraiser May 16

Friends In Service Helping is offering dinner, entertainment and a raffle at its annual Have a Heart celebration on Saturday, May 16, at Glen Eagle’s Restaurant & Lounge, 3700 N. Carson St.

Grand Slam Run on Sunday to help Carson City baseball program

Participants of Carson Capitals’ Grand Slam Run on Sunday at Empire Ranch Golf Course are invited to sport jerseys and hats of their favorite teams as they run 5K and 10K distances.

More problems with Common Core testing surface today

(AP) — Technical problems continue for Nevada’s Common Core testing a week after a malfunction first halted the federally-mandated assessment process.

Ducks Unlimited of Carson City hosting nature conservation fundraiser

The Carson City Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, a wetland and waterfowl conservation group, is holding its annual dinner and fundraiser for children and adults at 5 p.m. May 2 at Fuji Park Exhibit Hall.

Carson City adoption shelter needs volunteers to foster cats

Catmandu, an adoption center and sanctuary for cats, needs foster homes to place cats and kittens through the summer.

23rd Fred Alexander Memorial Family golf clinic set in Carson City

This year’s Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinic from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at Eagle Valley Golf Course will feature trick shot artist Joey “O.”

Nevada Senate and Assembly open with Hindu Mantras

Both Nevada Senate and Assembly in Carson City opened with Hindu invocations on April 17, when verses from world’s oldest existing scripture were read.

Nevada springs to action

MINDEN — Brian Polian welcomed a little change of scenery on Saturday.

Donald Garcia

Donald Garcia, 85, passed away on April 4th in Gardnerville, NV after a long illness. He grew up in Duarte, CA. and started his construction business in early 1950. In 1960 Don sold his business and moved to Lake Arrowhead, CA where he worked for Lake Arrowhead Development Company until he moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1968.

Dennis Klebe

Dennis Klebe, a Carson City resident since 1971, died on March 19, 2015, in Carson City. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. December 24, 1946, the son of William and Verna Klebe. After high school graduation in 1963, he attended the University of Minnesota, worked for a printing company, and from 1966-1968 served in the Army. In 1971 he received a Bachelor of mathematics with Distinction from the

LeRoy “Lee” Francis Snyde

LeRoy “Lee” Francis Snyder born July 23rd, 1927 passed peacefully March 29th, 2015. LeRoy was raised in Sumner, Iowa. He was a Career Airforce Officer, Strategic Air Command for 25 years. Lee was a lifetime student of Business, Leadership, and Astronomy.

Sunday, April 19

Lingering feud persists between GOP Assembly members

Assembly Judiciary Chairman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, on Saturday fired back at Victoria Seaman, the Republican freshman who accused him of threatening her because she complained he refused to hold a vote on one of her bills.

Carson City’s Whitt ties record in Pack’s win

SAN DIEGO – The Nevada baseball team vaulted to first place in Mountain West standings Saturday afternoon, defeating San Diego State by an 8-5 margin at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Carson City’s WNC teams sweep

After two weekends on the road against two of the best teams in the nation, the Western Nevada College softball team showed it knows how to win when the playing field levels.

Carson uses big innings to sweep Wooster

RENO — Big innings were the name of the game for Carson on Saturday.

Second major legislative deadline hits Tuesday

The 2015 Legislature faces its second major deadline this week — bills must be voted out of the house where they originated before midnight Tuesday or they die.

Local sports roundup: Carson City’s WNC baseball wins

RANGELY, Colo. — Western Nevada College found the tonics Friday to end a four-game road losing streak: a prolific first inning and one tough out in Kody Reynolds.

Nevada receives $2.2 million for veteran housing projects

Nevada has been awarded $2,220,253 in Veterans Affairs funding for veteran housing projects across Nevada. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the funding is for housing choice vouchers for homeless veterans who receive care at VA medical centers and community outreach clinics.

Darrell Moody: Reid one of Northern Nevada’s top scholar athletes

Carson High track star Corey Reid has been named one of the top-10 Northern Nevada scholar athletes in the NIAA.

Saturday, April 18

Home, Garden and Recreation Show continues Sunday

This year’s 15th annual Fallon Soroptimists Home Garden and Recreation Show drew a good crowd Saturday to the Fallon Convention Center. Sunday’s show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Le Vent du Nord, an evening of music from Quebec

A cavalcade of good time music will roll into Fallon when the Quebec-based ensemble performs at the Art Center on April 25.

WNC Earth Week events

Western Nevada College celebrates Mother Earth with a variety of activities and free film screenings at the Fallon and Carson City campuses.

Mesquite history displayed at Virgin Valley museum

Like most of Southern Nevada, the community of Mesquite has undergone substantial changes in recent decades.

Carson City’s WNC softball sweeps doubleheader

Scoring bursts in the late innings carried Western Nevada College’s softball team to a sweep of Colorado Northwestern, 8-0 and 11-3, Friday afternoon at Edmonds Sports Complex.

Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson gets Aces’ season started; Carson City’s Seals sings national anthem

RENO —Left-hander Randy Johnson retired from the game he loved after the 2009 season perhaps becoming the last Major League Baseball pitcher to pick up his 300th win in a storied career that spanned 22 years with six teams.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks help in finding Deven Orlander Brawner

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Deven Orlander Brawner, 16. He has been missing since Monday.

Carson City Symphony celebrating spring in April 26 concert

The Carson City Symphony will welcome spring and mark graduation season in its Spring Celebration concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Friday, April 17

Auditions today for musical set in 1920s

Silver State Charter Schools is holding auditions for The Silver State Stars’ upcoming production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr., ” a musical about New York City in the 1920s, at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Performing Arts Center at Silver State Charter Schools.

Carson City Adams Hub chooses Entrepreneur-in-Residence

The Adams Hub business incubator in downtown Carson City announced Friday it has selected Matt Westfield to serve as Entrepreneur-in-Residence there. Westfield, who has a diverse background in business startup work and related academic positions, is expected to provide the incubator’s startup clients with dedicated access to entrepreneurial savvy from a longtime mentor. He will work closely with Adams Hub staff in offering sound counsel to clients.

Nevada Legislature: No action on PERS bill to alter pension fund, tackle liability

Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, told the Nevada Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday putting new public workers into a hybrid 401k style plan, instead of the current PERS system, would benefit employees and government.

Miller wins in IMCA Modifieds at Fernley track

Robert Miller of Gardnerville scored his second win of the season in the IMCA Modified division at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Two people arrested on petit larceny

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 4:24 p.m., a 56-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny after deputies responded to a call of a woman placing items in her purse at the Market Street Walmart. Bail was set at $250.

University of Nevada football coming to Douglas High

Just past the midway mark of 15 spring practices allowed by NCAA rules, the University of Nevada football team will take its show on the road Saturday for two hours of live scrimmage work at Douglas High School.

Update: Fallon police find woman reportedly kidnapped

8 p.m. UPDATE: Capt. Vern Ulrich of the Fallon Police Department said Dorothy Mitchell, who was reportedly kidnapped Friday morning, was found Friday afternoon with her boyfriend. She told FPD she willingly went with her boyfriend.

Carson City students perform Spring Fling concert April 23

Carson City Symphony’s Strings in the Schools ensembles, with Sue Jesch, conductor, will play music by Antonio Vivaldi, Antonín Dvorak, John Lennon and Paul McCartney in their Spring Fling concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Carson City Community Center.

Stanley R. Luszcz

Stanley R. Luszcz, 81, born in Spencer, MA on March 27, 1934 died peacefully at home in Dayton, NV on March 27, 2015. He leaves behind a loving family of his wife Jeanne Luszcz, 7 children, 7 grandchildren, a great grandchild and 2 sisters and brothers-in-law. A memorial service will be held by the family, in July 2015, at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church in Clearwater, FL.

Vito Anthony “Tony” Marangi

Vito Anthony “Tony” Marangi, of Carson City, NV passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 13, 2015. He was 83 years old. Tony was born in Utica, NY on January 1, 1932 to his

Carson City student robotics teams need funds to advance

The Lego robotics teams at Eagle Valley Middle School are raising money so they can participate at the North American Championships. A yard sell to help them reach their goal will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today on the front lawn of Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. Fifth St.

Gardening club to honor former member at Arbor Day event in Carson City

The Desert Gardeners Garden Club will honor one of its deceased members, Nancy Lee Robertson, with a tree planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Long Ranch Park, where other Arbor Day activities will also be happening.

Nevada Hospital Association says Medicaid costs unsustainable

The combination of rising costs, state cuts during the recession and the burgeoning Medicaid population under the Affordable Health Care Act has left Nevada’s hospitals with an unsustainable, unfunded burden.

North Valleys tops Carson

Six times Carson High had runners in scoring position, and only once did the Senators come through with a key hit.

ACLU of Nevada joins effort to reinstate Obama’s immigration plan

CARSON CITY — The ACLU of Nevada is among about 150 organizations asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn an injunction which temporarily halted President Obama’s immigration programs. The court is expected to hear arguments today in the multi-state legal challenge over the programs that could allow several million undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. temporarily.

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing in college

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: Is 1-1 with 4.80 ERA. Went 5.2 innings, allowing three unearned runs and nine hits in win over Redwoods.

Local sports roundup: Miners’ Henry 1-hits Senators

Time is starting to run out on Carson High’s softball team.

Water allotment remains at 20 percent for Carson Division

Despite a healthy conversation about the upcoming water season for the Carson Division, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District Board of Directors held firm on a 20-percent allotment for water users.

Western Nevada College baseball, softball to hold ‘Stack the Stands’ weekend

The Western Nevada College baseball and softball teams will hold ‘Stack the Stands’ weekends during their final regular season home series.

Adam Whitt — smart choice by Nevada baseball

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Adam Whitt is well on his way to securing his spot as the greatest relief pitcher in Nevada Wolf Pack baseball history.

Thursday, April 16

JoAnne Skelly: Getting ahead of the weeds

Redstem filaree or cranesbill, Erodium cicutarium, another winter annual, that is also sometimes biennial, has been growing almost all winter. With its fernlike leaves and tiny purplish-pink flowers, it’s initially attractive until its spike-like seed head that looks like a crane’s bill, develops.

Entrepreneurs diaper babies the natural way

Eco and baby friendly diapers

How to be an ‘environmental’ investor

Next week, we observe the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has inspired millions of people to take action to improve the environment. But the lessons of environmentalism can also be applied to other areas of life — such as investing. Specifically, as an investor, you may well want to follow the “three Rs”: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Sharpening the knives

The 2016 presidential elections are now officially underway. Three Republican candidates, those generally considered the most conservative, have formally announced their candidacy. Also, Hillary Clinton used Twitter to announce her intentions to run on Sunday. Just a side question, does that make her a Twit?

Morons committing crimes

I’ve never needed to look very hard to find news stories that prove that there’s no shortage of morons in the world. I really appreciate the foolish things people do because it keeps us from taking ourselves too seriously. After all, if we couldn’t laugh at ourselves, life could get to be a real drag.


CCMS One-Act Play Competition Four one-act plays will contend for first place during the spring Churchill County Middle School One-Act Play Competition.

Business licenses

Churchill County Has issued the following business licenses in March 2015.

Natural Resources to provide up to $4.6 million for projects

RENO — United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Nevada is making available up to $4.6 million, primarily for the benefit of sage grouse, in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).

What’s up with grumpy, angry cats?

Browsing through the Internet, I ran across the new sensation in cat stardom: Angry Cat is challenging Grumpy Cat for celebrity status. They are now referred to “animalebrities.” I know, that isn’t a word. It’s a made-up combination of animal plus celebrity. I think that animaleberity spells money, big money.


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a series of free classes at 11 locations statewide for maturing gardeners. The “Gardening Smarter as We Mature” series teaches how to garden more easily as the body changes and ages.

Savor premium coffee paired with handmade pastries

Join Fallon Coffee Roasters and Southern Elevation as they present a coffee tasting and pairing on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at Southern Elevation, 710 W. Williams Ave.

View from the Past

There was an exciting runaway on Nevada street last Sunday. J.S. Mills with his family was driving from his home in the Sheckler neighborhood. On Williams avenue and Nevada street one of the horses became frightened at a baby carriage, bolted, and pulled the check rein through the ring on the harness. Mr. Mills thus lost control and as the team turned suddenly to the north on Nevada street he was thrown out, and unconscious for a time. The team made a wild run, turned through a gap in the barbed wire fence. The spring wagon was upset, throwing Mrs. Mills, the children and Mrs. Mills’ mother to the ground. All escaped without injury except grandma Mills. She and Mr. Mills were taken in an auto to Dr. Gardner’s office.

The voice of the First Amendment

The mind is the laboratory of human thought wherein the diverse content of one’s experience is integrated to form a body of knowledge. Speech is the mind’s messenger. It gives voice to the silent thinking carried on in every head and makes the findings audible for all the world to hear. If we did not have speech with which to render the conclusions of our thinking available for public consumption, we could never compile the knowledge from which civilization is advanced.


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

Residents want more input time

County resident praised the efforts of the Churchill County Commission at their monthly meeting on Wednesday for listening to their concerns regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s Resource Management Plan (RMP), but they also asked that the comment period be extended for more residents to have the opportunity to voice additional comments to the agency.

Choir to sing national anthem at Aces’ game

The Reno Aces present the Churchill County High School choir with a unique opportunity.

Community stuffs school bus for charities

The Churchill County School District is thankful to the parents and students who donated items for charities for Stuff the Bus.

TCID to hold special meeting Friday

Extreme drought has reduced the Lahontan Valley’s irrigation season to the shortest in decades.

The angel of life

The sleek blue helicopter glistened under the bright Nevada sun with its nose pointed westward.

CCSD faces testing delays

Because of a glitch with a computer server, the Nevada Department of Education suspended on Wednesday Criterion Referenced Tests for language arts and math in grades 3-8.

Hendrix’s sweep team roping

The Fallon Rodeo Club took advantage of its home turf. Last weekend, the Fallon cowboys and cowgirls roped in five wins and numerous top-10 finishes at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Fernley four sign LOIs

A quartet of Fernley standouts are taking the next step.

Aces gear up for home opener

The Reno Aces are set to begin their 2015 home campaign today when they host the Albuquerque Isotopes at 6:35 p.m. at Aces Ballpark in Reno.

Warriors reason to watch playoffs

Ever since Michael Jordan and Co. started to depart toward the end of the 90s, I lost interest. However, I haven’t lost interest in the sport itself but call me old fashion. It just doesn’t seem the same to me now.

Former Fallon stars making waves

The end of the spring college season is in sight for several of Fallon’s ex-Greenwave stars.

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada to host children’s sock hop

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St., is staging a children’s sock hop with music and contests from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

Tortoise adoption workshops slated in Carson City, Sparks

Tortoise Group, which operates a tortoise adoption program in Northern Nevada, is holding an adoption workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15. Another workshop is planned from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the same day at Sparks Library, 1125 12th St. in Sparks.

Autism awareness run/walk planned in Gardnerville

Carson Valley’s Families for Effective Autism Treatment, or FEAT, is hosting its sixth annual 5K walk and 10K run to raise autism awareness on Saturday, April 25, at Heritage Park in Gardnerville, where local food, booths and raffle prizes will also be offered.

Carson City District Attorney’s Office collecting business clothing

The Carson City District Attorney’s Office is collecting new or used business attire for Classy Seconds, which partners with Advocates to End Domestic Violence to provide free business attire to job-seekers.

Paiute-Shoshone tribe member to give duck decoy demonstration Friday

Mike Williams, a member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone tribe who creates replicas of duck hunting tools in the Numu or Northern Paiute tradition, is hosting a demonstration about to make tule duck decoys from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Nevada Legislative Building.

Brüka Theatre staging “Mother Hulda” in Carson City

“Mother Hulda,” a 19th century tale about the value of kindness and honesty, will be retold in Brüka Theatre’s updated version titled “Wishing” at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Saladis moves on to new field

There was a time when Niko Saladis would dream about playing on a professional baseball diamond.

Senators hope to win their own meet

The annual Carson Track & Field Invitational is Saturday, and CHS coach Robert Maw is welcoming the biggest field in the history of the event.

Capital City Arts Initiative exhibit spotlights scenes from rural Nevada

Ron Arthaud, an artist from Tuscarora, finds inspiration to create plein air paintings from scenes at his home in eastern Nevada, from broken-down fences and rusty cars to old picket fences and corrugated sheds.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on supsicion of felony indecent exposure

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City WEDNESDAY At 3:33 p.m., Kyle Chase, 30, of Red Oak, Iowa, was arrested on suspicion of felony indecent exposure after he allegedly flashed and made lucid comments to a 16-year-old in Mills Park. Bail was set at $5,000.

Gayle H. Robertson selected as Carson City treasurer

Gayle H. Robertson, a certified public accountant, was selected as Carson City’s next treasurer Thursday morning by the Carson City Board of Supervisors

Carson City celebrating Arbor Day with ceremony & fun run

Mayor Robert Crowell will read Carson City’s Arbor Day Proclamation at the Shade Tree Council’s second annual Arbor Day Fun Run/Walk and tree planting ceremony on Saturday, April 25, at Long Ranch Park.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong to talk about phone scams Friday

Sheriff Ken Furlong will talk about phone scams and what to do if one is received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in the dining room of the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive. For more information, call 775-883-0703.

Minden Soaring Club offering scholarships to gliders

The Minden Soaring Club is offering scholarships to encourage youths between 14 and 21 to learn to fly.

Carson City museum hosting exhibit about former Nevada senator

The Nevada State Museum is hosting a program and reception for the debut of the exhibit “Bill Raggio: A Man of His Word — Seldom Seen Collections from Sen. Raggio’s Early Life” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Deadman’s Creek Trail guided hike planned Sunday in Washoe Valley

Washoe Lake State Park is offering a one-mile round-trip hike to the overlook on the Deadman’s Creek Trail from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Carson Fly Fishing Club teaching basics in free academy

The Carson Fly Fishing Club is holding its 15th annual Introductory Fly Fishing Academy, in which the basic techniques of fly fishing will be covered at no cost to attendees, at 7 p.m. May 5, 6, and 8 in the Ormsby Room of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.

Carson City golf course to help veterans with tournament

Honor Flight Nevada, a charity that transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials, and Silver Oak Golf will hold their inaugural Kilroy Klassic fundraising golf tournament April 25 at Silver Oak Golf Center.

Carson City Library offers free digital learning classes

@ Two Digital Learning Center at the Carson City Library offers free digital learning classes every month.

Events to focus on agricultural drought planning

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering evening drought workshops to focus on the current drought and challenges for farmers to address with long-term planning.

Carson City travel club for seniors meeting Tuesday

Silver Sierra Adventurers, a travel club for seniors, meets on the second Tuesday of the month in one of the upstairs banquet rooms at the Carson Nugget. Its next meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, when information about current and upcoming trips will be available.

Virginia City children’s day to take place Sunday with food, music & games

Games, live music, public safety agencies and more than 30 exhibitions will be on hand at the inaugural Children’s Day on the Comstock, an event focusing on the needs of young children and their families, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Miner’s Park in Virginia City.

Carson City rifle and pistol range to close Tuesday

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range in Carson City will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The range will reopen for normal operations after 3 p.m. Tuesday

Carson City Library kicking off National Library Week with series of events

The Carson City Library is kicking off National Library Week with a performance by Primal Mates, a chamber jazz duo whose act marries music and poetry that ranges from William Shakespeare to Jack Kerouac, at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Digitorium.

Display sheds light on darker side of 19th century Comstock life

The Historic Fourth Ward School Museum & Archives is hosting “Every Man Has the Right to Go to Hell in His Own Way,” an exhibit that offers a glimpse into the darker side of live lived by 19th century Virginia City residents.

Carson High School’s Greenhouse Project needs votes to get grant

The Greenhouse Project at Carson High School has entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of two $20,000, five $10,000 grants or ten $1,000 grants, and the program is asking the community to vote for its application.

Carson City, Dayton hosting free program about compulsive eating

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous, a free program about compulsive eating, whose meetings are free and open to all, meets at 4 p.m. Mondays at Quilters Mercantile, 655 Highway 50 E. in Dayton.

Live music & dancing offered at annual spring ball April 25 at Carson Nugget

Entertainment by Steve Wood and a buffet dinner will highlight High Sierra Swing Dance Club’s 8th annual Spring Ball Dinner & Dance on Saturday, April 25, at the Carson Nugget.

Carson City Aquatic Facility to close Wednesday for maintenance

The Carson City Aquatic Facility’s parking lot is being repaved, and the center will be closed to the public on Wednesday.

Lecture about American crime families planned in Carson City

Gangsters whose crime operations reached an apex in the Prohibition era will be the topic of Mike Thomas’ lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Plaza Hotel and Event Center, 801 S. Carson St.

Carson City Supervisor Bonkowski hosting meeting Friday

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his monthly “Breakfast with Brad” meeting at 7 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St., where Bonkowski will talk about the multi-purpose athletic center, Carson City’s new animals shelter, changes in funding for special events and more.

United Blood Services seeking blood donations

United Blood Services of Reno seeks blood donations in its Donor Appreciation Month promotion, which enters the names of every blood donor in March in a drawing to win a home entertainment package.

Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd seeks input about art events

The community is invited to attend Carson City Supervisor, Ward 1 Karen Abowd’s monthly walkabout on Friday, April 10, at Mills Park.

Spring art exhibit in Carson City

Paintings, sculpture, glass and fine jewelry by regional artists are on display through May 15 in Nevada Artist Association’s Spring Has Sprung exhibit at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Carson City Library looking for new board member

The Carson City Library Board of Trustees is seeking a new member for its board to replace Elizabeth Abarca-Angel.

Carson City Historical Society hosting tea to help historic building

The Carson City Historical Society is having a spring tea to help complete the interior of the carriage house at the historical Foreman-Roberts House.

Carson City cat adoption center needs volunteers

Catmandu, an adoption center and sanctuary for cats, needs volunteers to help foster kittens, clean the facility, transport cats for spay or neuter surgeries, fundraise and operate the center’s website.

Carson Valley Arts Council seeks art reflecting Nevada wind

“Something in the Wind,” a two-day festival celebrating Nevada’s famous wind, will offer an artisan marketplace, kite-making and flying demonstrations, music and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17 at Dangberg Home Ranch in Minden.

Wednesday, April 15

Carson City area 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 City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested for DUI

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 4:17 p.m., a 51-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI-first offense after deputies responded to a call about an accident at the Carson Street Eagle Gas. Bail was set at $1,000.

Chairman of the Education Committee Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury conducted an excellent hearing on COMMON CORE

The hallway was packed with people waiting for the room to open; proponents on both sides were present. I was impressed with Woodbury’s decorum at the meeting; she had an overflow crowd attentive. Assemblyman Brent Jones, who sponsored the “Repeal Common Core” BDR, testified obviously well informed on the problems, shortcomings and alternatives to COMMON CORE. His presentation was passionate and eloquent.

Tuesday, April 14

Local sports roundup: CHS edges Panthers

RENO — Carson High moved a game over .500 in Northern Division I play with a thrilling 4-3 win over North Valleys Tuesday afternoon.

CHS rolls by Hug

Playing the Hug Hawks is just what Carson High’s struggling softball team needed.

Nevada Supreme Court could eventually shrink

May be down to five members in 2019 If the plain language of current statute is followed, the Nevada Supreme Court is going to shrink from seven members to five in the November 2018 election.

Biennial Donkey- elephant hoops game is April 23

The biennial Donkey/Elephant basketball game — that’s Democrats vs. Republicans — is set for April 23 at Carson High School.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, Mayor Bob Crowell among spring fashion event models

A Spring Fashions and Party benefit event, which features community leaders as the models, is set for April 25 at the Governor’s Mansion Nevada Stateroom.

Lyons County detectives seeking help to solve 23-year-old cold case

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to help solve a 23-year-old cold case. Detectives have recently reopened the homicide case of human skeletal remains, with no hands or feet, that were found in Sand Canyon on March 12, 1992.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on suspicion of swallowing razor blades

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City SUNDAY At 5:56 p.m., a 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer after she swallowed two razor blades and other objects at the Carson City Jail. Bail was set at $300.

January a banner month for Churchill County taxable sales

Churchill County saw total taxable sales increase 20.3 percent in January to $19.39 million. Auto sales increased 30.8 percent to $3.34 million and sales by General Merchandise stores by 5.3 percent to just more than $3 million.

Unmask hypertension: Track your blood pressure

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

Banner Churchill to be recognized at annual health awards program

Immunize Nevada is holding two annual Silver Syringe Award ceremonies to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Governor declares Nevada Infant Immunization Week

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has proclaimed April 18–25 Nevada Infant Immunization Week to coincide with the annual national observance of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW).

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

A new study showing an estimated 7 percent of American teens and adults carry the human papillomavirus (HPV) in their mouths. Oral cancer is not rare, and screening should be considered just as important as testing for cervical, prostate and breast cancer.

Predictions are a joke

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that in the future President Obama’s nominees for appointments will not be held up in an effort to blackmail the Democrats into accepting some foolish Republican nonsense about abortions, give the Congressional Medal of Freedom to the Koch brothers, declare global warming a hoax, or some other ridiculous garbage. McConnell announced a new era of cooperation with President Obama.

Busy fixing things

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Thinking back, my son Doug and I realized that after living in a residence — with all new appliances — after ten years a lot of things are going to break down. Of course they do, the ‘john’s seat” an example.

‘Goofs and Goons’ deterrent bill long overdue

It was 22 years ago this month. A couple from California was visiting Las Vegas. They walked near a union picket line in front of the then-Frontier Hotel. Crazed picketers launched into a verbal assault on the couple. When the woman took offense, she was punched in the face. When her husband came to her defense, he had a beer mugged smashed across his skull.

Churchill County students may not opt out of Common Core testing

Churchill County School District Superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon said even though the state superintendent of instruction is allowing students to opt out of Common Core testing, Churchill County School District is still requiring students to take the tests.


The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during March 2015. Matilde Alaniz-Rios and Gerardo Plasencio-Ortega. Raymond A. Azar and Randa Azar.

Be aware of weed burning

The seasonal change to spring happened almost one month ago, but the local fire departments have been busy responding to controlled burns that have jumped boundaries.

Nevada Legislature: Quarter of bills listed as dead

A total of 246 bills were listed as dead last weekbecause they failed to get out of committee. Friday was the deadline for bills to pass out of committee in the house where they originated.

Clendenning receives lengthy prison sentence

A former employee of the Fallon Auto Mall received up to 20 years in prison for embezzling more than $200,000 from the business.

Soroptimist Home, Garden and Recreation show this weekend

For the 15th year, Soroptimist International of Fallon presents the Home, Garden and Recreation Show this weekend at the Fallon Convention Center.

NHP releases name of motorcyclist injured in Friday crash

A Fernley motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday in a two-vehicle accident at Sheckler Cut Off and U.S. Highway 50.

Reaching new heights

Two of Fallon’s best are headed to the largest track meet in the world. On Saturday, Nathan Heck and T.J. Mauga will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays near Los Angeles.

Tracksters run wild

It was a banner day for the Fallon track teams. The frosh/soph Lady Wave squad rolled to a dominating win at the Thunder Invitational on Saturday in Rocklin, Calif.

Fallon softball earns series wins at Lowry

In the biggest weekend series of the season to date, the Fallon softball team came out a winner.

Oasis girls victories in first-ever game

The Oasis Academy Bighorns kicked off the 2015 lacrosse season at the High Sierra Lacrosse League Jamboree at North Valleys Regional Park in Reno on Saturday.

Squaw-Alpine gondola: Marco Sullivan, JT Holmes, others weigh in (w/ video)

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Initial reaction from local residents, business owners and skiers is mixed regarding a plan announced Monday to connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows using a base-to-base gondola.

Mysterious Carson City donor drops off stuffed animals to sheriff’s office

The Carson City Sheriff’s Department was thankful for an anonymous donation of nearly two dozen stuffed animals Friday night. Sgt. Scott McDaniel was surprised with nearly a dozen brown bags that were filled with brand new stuffed ducks, lambs, and puppies that all still had the tags on them.

Carson City man arrested on felony charges after scamming police

A 24-year-old Carson City man was arrested Friday night on multiple felony charges when he tried to escape with $850 from deputies after agreeing to be a drug informant for the department. Duffy Thomas, of Carson City, had allegedly agreed to be a confidential informant for the Carson City Special Enforcement Team to buy an ounce of methamphetamines from a source, after he had been arrested earlier Friday afternoon. According to the arrest report, Thomas was given a police wire to wear and $850 to buy the drugs with after agreeing to be an informant.

AP original report: Lincoln’s assassination 150 years ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: On the night Abraham Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865, Associated Press correspondent Lawrence A. Gobright scrambled to report from the White House, the streets of the stricken capital, and even from the blood-stained box at Ford’s Theatre, where, in his memoir he reports he was handed the assassin’s gun and turned it over to authorities.

Third woman sentenced in robbery of 99-year-old Carson City woman

The last of three women accused of robbing a 99-year-old Carson City woman was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on Monday. Joanna Grajeda, who stole the woman’s purse containing $500 and personal belongings, was sentenced to maximum 120 months in prison for robbery with the added charge of a crime against a person 60 years or older.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of escape of a felony prisoner

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City THURSDAY At 4:47 p.m., a Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny after deputies responded to a call at the Market Street Walmart of a woman taking produce from the store without paying. Bail was set at $250.

Carson City man sentenced to 10 years on child porn charges

RENO — A 30-year-old Carson City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on child pornography charges after an FBI sting caught him with more than 6,000 pornographic images and videos on his cellphones.

Sheckler Cut-off crash

Churchill County Sheriff deputies and paramedics from Banner Churchill Community Hospital tend to an injured motorcyclist who was involved in a Friday morning accident at Sheckler Cut-off and U.S. Highway 50. No other details have been released by the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Louise Joan Kent

Louise Joan Kent passed away on March 28, 2015 at her home in Fallon. She was born October 31,1931 in Union City, Oklahoma. She had lived in Southern California for 50 years before moving to Fallon 10 years ago.

Roger Glen Teig

Roger G. Teig, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on March 27, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in rural Iowa, Roger spent his early years on the family farm and a one room school house.

Thomas Walter “Tom” Martin

Thomas Walter “Tom” Martin, age 87, died on March 19, 2015. Tom was born on October 24, 1927 to Walter and Pauline Martin in Riverside, California where he and his only sibling, older brother, Myron, were raised on the family farm. At seventeen, after graduating from high school, Tom spent two years in the Navy. He attended Cal Poly and U.C. Davis under the G.I. Bill, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry. While at Davis he met Cecilie Ann Irwin.

Monday, April 13

Local sports roundup: Reid is fourth in elite 400 race at Arcadia

ARCADIA, Calif. — Corey Reid capped off a great weekend by finishing fourth in the 400 at the Arcadia Invitational Saturday night.

Mary Lou Bennett

Mary Lou Bennett passed away peacefully in her home In Carson City, NV on March 30th, 2015. She was born on March 2nd 1929 in San Bernardino, spent most of her life in Southern California and spent the last 4 years in Carson City , NV.

Percy Joe Handley

March 18, 2015, the Lord called Percy Handley home. Percy was born Sept. 1, 1933. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a proud brother of the Escurial Lodge #7 F. & A.M. in Virginia City.

Myron Jerry Mellow

Survived by his wife, 3 sons, and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister and daughter. Originally a dairyman from Visalia, he was a long time Carson City resident, a business owner, and member of St. Teresa’s Church.

Charles Edward “Charlie” McDorman

Charles Edward McDorman, “Charlie Mac”, passed away April 5, 2015 in Carson City, NV. Charlie was born September 8, 1942 in Boise, Idaho to John and Dorothy McDorman. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Cathy McDorman who passed in 2013.

Mark William Jensen

Mark William Jensen, age 59, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 in Carson City, Nevada after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born August 23, 1955, Mark grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from Wyoming (Michigan) High School.

Boosting range, power and price of Model S

DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model.

Robert M. Miller

Robert M. Miller from Virginia City passed away in Carson City, Nevada on March 31, 2015. Robert was the long-time organist and cantor at St. Mary’s in the Mountains Catholic Church in Virginia City; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Virginia City; St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Dayton; and, Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery in Reno.

Nevada Legislature: Quarter of bills listed as dead

A total of 246 bills were listed as dead Friday because they failed to get out of committee. Friday was the deadline for bills to pass out of committee in the house where they originated.

Carson City’s Whitt picks up 12th save

FRESNO, Calif. – Senior Kewby Meyer hit a go-ahead, two-RBI triple in the fifth inning and the 19th-ranked Nevada baseball team won 5-4 over Fresno State at Pete Beiden despite matching a season-low with three hits.

Sunday, April 12

Saturday, April 11

Carson City’s White to ump Reno Aces series

Carson City’s Nate White makes his first professional umpiring appearance in Reno April 21-24 at Aces Ballpark.

Sheckler Cut-off crash

Churchill County Sheriff deputies and paramedics from Banner Churchill Community Hospital tend to an injured motorcyclist who was involved in a Friday morning accident at Sheckler Cut-off and U.S. Highway 50. No other details have been released by the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Friday, April 10

Local sports roundup: Carson City’s Reid wins Arcadia decathlon

CHS standout wins Arcadia decathlon ARCADIA, Calif. — Carson High track standout Corey Reid has enjoyed some big moments in his track career, but none bigger than this week at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational.

Carson City tea shop is ‘perking up’

A new specialty tea shop in downtown Carson City serves “the best of the best,” according to the couple who opened it about a year after moving here from California.

Comstock Mining to hold annual meeting in May

Comstock Mining, Inc., is holding the company’s 2015 annual stockholders meeting and associated events on May 6 and 7 in Virginia City.

Fernley speedway is back in action

Fernley 95A Speedway is back in action today with the second points race of the season.

Louis “Louie” Costa, Sr.

Louis L. Costa, Sr., 88, of Carson City, passed away on April 3rd, 2015 from Leukemia. Louis was born to George and Alicia Costa on December 31st, 1926 in Benicia, Calif. Louie was a 1944 graduate of Vallejo High School, Vallejo, Calif.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Fallon man arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 12:24 a.m., Michael Wiseman, 33, of Fallon was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, trafficking 14-28 grams, parole and probation violation, and throwing a burning object from a vehicle. Bail was set at $46,137.

Nevada Legislature deadline looms: What bills are through, what’s not ...

Panel OKs bill allowing governments to not work with unions A Nevada committee has passed two Republican-backed bills affecting public employee retirement payouts and allowing local governments to opt out of collective bargaining.

Committee passes watered down federal lands bill

With almost no discussion, the Assembly Natural Resources, Mining and Agriculture Committee capitulated on the bill seeking to claim ownership of all federal lands in Nevada.

Local sports roundup: Krebs, Pongasi shine as CHS splits

The Carson High baseball team split its two games at the Las Vegas Tournament on Thursday.

Amodei named vice chair of Appropriations

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has been named vice chairman of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of statutory sexual seduction, luring

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 12:22 a.m., Jordan Schroeder, 23, of Stateline was arrested on suspicion of felony statutory sexual seduction and felony luring a child by computer. Bail was set at $30,000.

Nevada’s claim to federal lands debated

The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining has set a work session and possible vote for today on the bill that would claim title to all federal lands in the state of Nevada.

Nevada PERS takes neutral stance on many legislative bills

The Public Employees Retirement System board on Wednesday voted to take a neutral stance on most of the legislative bills aimed at changing the rules for state and other public workers.

Heller, Titus criticize Yucca Mountain tour

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nv., said Wednesday the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s recent trip to Yucca Mountain was nothing more than a political sideshow.

Thursday, April 9

Schadenfreude: Enjoying UNLV’s misery

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Nevada Wolf Pack fans should get down on both knees before they go to bed each night and thank the heavens that they didn’t become a UNLV Rebels fan. Optimism has never been higher for the Wolf Pack’s three most high profile sports.

Nevada Legislature: Committee OKs bill aimed at keeping non-citizens from voting

Nevada lawmakers have advanced a proposal to keep non-citizens off the voter rolls. The Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee passed AB459 on Thursday in a 6-4 vote.

Southern Elevation holds grand opening

Southern Elevation opened its doors on March 7 as residents from Fallon and the surrounding area attended. The store is located on West Williams Avenue and Bailey Street, and is the area’s new source for a unique and fresh perspective on home décor.

Experts gather to talk about drought research collaborations

Drought. Since 2011, water resources in Nevada and Lake Tahoe have become increasingly scarce.

UNCE hosts drought workshop in Northern Nevada this month

Nevada has experienced six multi-year droughts in the past 90 years. This year, some agricultural communities are facing a second consecutive growing season with no irrigation water at all.

Fernley is a top prospect for national distribution warehousing operations

Fernley has made the list of top 25 U.S. locations for new distribution warehouse operations.

Nevada canoe team wins regional qualifier

Continuing a winning tradition that began in 2006, the University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe team won the regional qualifying event and is heading to the National Concrete Canoe Championship races for the 10th time in a row, to defend the school’s national championship title won last year.

Artists’ reception slated for Saturday; Canadian folk music featured April 25

Don’t forget the artists’ reception tomorrow for the two new shows at the Art Center tomorrow. Joan Arrizabalaga and Edw Martinez will be showing “But Wait ... There’s More” in the E.L. Wiegand Gallery, a selection of new ceramic and mixed media works.

The strangest stuff in Nevada’s museums

Several years ago, an editor asked me to write something about Nevada’s museums. I wanted to come up with a fresh approach to the topic besides compiling a typical list of museums and their major features, but drew a blank on how to make my story different.

FYC’s decade of commitment

Buzzing around like bees on a honeycomb, the laughs, shrieks and high-pitched cries of children pierce the air.

Playing their best poker hand

The familiar sounds of hitters ripping the covers off baseballs or umpires calling an emphatic third strike lurk around the corner when the Reno Aces open their home season one week from today against Albuquerque.

Ropin’ rodeo returns

Each spring the dust and dirt kicks up as cowboys and cowgirls swing their lassos and ride their horses at the annual Fallon junior and high school rodeo.

Vaqueros batter Lady Wave

With the wind raging, the Fallon softball team fell victim to Fernley’s long ball on Tuesday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Heck, Mauga embark on track journey

Two of Fallon’s best join a short list of athletes to qualify for two of the biggest track meets on the West Coast.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Quality dips as underclassmen jump ship

One-and-done will soon have a place in the dictionary.

Pack baseball enters toughest stretch

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Nevada Wolf Pack fans should get down on both knees before they go to bed each night and thank the heavens that they didn’t become a UNLV Rebels fan.

Youth tracksters shine at annual meet

On Wednesday, 35 elementary students took to the track in the 11th annual elementary track meet at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Commissioners address BLM’s plan

The Churchill County Commissioner held a workshop Tuesday to discuss their concerns with the Bureau of Land Management’s Resource Management Plan.

Working out a safe money strategy

As people creep into the retirement “red zone” – those years just before or right after they retire – it becomes more important than ever that they find ways to keep their savings safe.

Living With Fire Program receives national Wildfire Mitigation Award

When those from across the country who are involved in protecting homes and land from wildfires recently met in Reno at the National Wildland Urban Interface Conference , the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program was honored with a national Wildfire Mitigation Award for its leadership role in promoting fire adapted communities.

View from the Past

Lady voters need not give their exact age. The old registration law required men to give their age and their general history, in fact, when applying for registration. Thursday the “Eagle” received from Joe Farnsworth, superintendent of state printing, the advance sheets of the new laws, and City Attorney C.C. Winters points out wherein the new law eliminates the necessity of giving one’s age. Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, April 10, 1915

Libs’ legacy to our kids: Low incomes, high inequality

For the sixth straight year, the early-months happy talk about real economic recovery having finally arrived is yielding to the reality that statist liberal economic policies have saddled us indefinitely with slow economic growth.

Funny words all in a row

Humor comes in many forms; There’s intellectual humor, sarcasm, irony and slapstick to name a few. A talented humor writer can create humor by crafting words to describe everyday situations in a clever way. Less talented humor hacks simply write about things that might get a chuckle without clever insight and use the word “poop” as often as possible. That’s where I come in.

The dog fountain of youth

Haven’t we all hoped that the fountain of youth would be found or, better yet, be invented? For dogs —it may be on the way. Biogerontologists Matt Kaeberlein and Daniel Promislow at the University of Washington have given local pet owners the chance to have their dogs test an experimental anti-aging drug.


CCMS One-Act Play Competition Four one-act plays will contend for first place during the spring Churchill County Middle School One-Act Play Competition.


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a series of free classes at 11 locations statewide for maturing gardeners. The “Gardening Smarter as We Mature” series teaches how to garden more easily as the body changes and ages.


Join FRIENDS Family Resource Center and Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe for the planting of pinwheels at Millennium Park and an awareness walk to Fox Peak on April 25. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Free Child Abuse Prevention T-shirts will be given to the first 125 participants who register for the free walk.

David C. Henley: AbrahamLincoln had a close friend in Worthington

As millions of Americans this week commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Nevadans will be interested to learn of the role this state played in the conflict that tested and divided the political loyalties of many of its citizens.

Control emotions in volatile markets

For the past few years, the stock market has moved up fairly steadily, with no major “corrections.” But thus far in 2015, we’ve already seen periods of volatility — enough, in fact, to make some investors jittery. Nervous investors may be more prone to make decisions based on short-term market movements — so how can you stay calm?


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


Western Nevada College is offering several fun non-credit courses this spring through its Community Education Division. Course details, fees and registration information are available at Click on Non-Credit Class Schedule.

Attempted murder among charges for Webber

Attempted murder is among the six charges against a man allegedly involved in a domestic battery incident on Tuesday. Jordan Webber, 22, has been booked on four felony charges and two misdemeanor charges with total bail of $146,000. Carson City Sheriff’s Detectives, working with the Carson City District Attorney’s Office, announced the charges on Wednesday.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested for felony grand larceny

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 12:05 a.m., Jordyn Raiche, 22, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of a felony probation violation, suspended registration, no proof of insurance and no valid driver’s license after deputies initiated a traffic stop. Bail was set at $750.

Tahoe Invasive Species boat inspections program gets funding

The money committees on Wednesday voted to join California in making up the loss of federal funds for the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species boat inspection program.

Carson City’s Purcell hits grand slam, but Pack lose two

Purcell, Sweet shine in Pack DH loss RENO – Junior Megan Sweet and freshman first baseman Jennifer Purcell had big days, but it wasn’t enough as San Diego State swept Nevada, 14-3 and 9-7, in Mountain West softball action Wednesday afternoon at Hixson Park.

Carson City detectives seek Port of Subs burglary suspects

Carson City Sheriff’s Office officials are asking the public to help identify two burglary suspects. Detectives are looking for two adult men who broke out a drive-in window at the William Street Port of Subs and stole an undisclosed amount of money at 6 a.m. March 02. Both men were on bicycles and wore jackets and gloves.

Carson City Sheriff’s department use dirt bikes to patrol

Carson City Sheriff’s Office has a new way of getting around town: KTM-500 dirt bikes.

Virginia City to host Western musician Mary Kaye Knaphus

Mary Kaye Knaphus, an award winning Western musician, is appearing at Piper’s Opera House at 7:30 p.m. April 24.

Gov. Brian Sandoval creates Nevada drought forum

Governor Sandoval creates Nevada drought forum WASHOE VALLEY — Standing amid the tufts of grass poking through the sandy bottom of what used to be Washoe Lake, Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday announced the creation of the Nevada Drought Forum.

First-inning explosion does in Carson softball

The Carson Senators have suffered through some tough innings, but nothing like the first inning Tuesday afternoon.

Carson High baseball loses despite top-notch pitching

HENDERSON — John Holton pitched the best game of his varsity career, but it went for naught in a 2-1 loss to Okotok Baseball Academy-Canada in first-day action at the Bishop Gorman Desert Classic at Heritage Park.

Wednesday, April 8

Live entertainment in Carson City area

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

Nevada Legislature: Bill extending sexual assault reporting clears Nevada panel

A Nevada Assembly panel has unanimously approved a bill extending the state’s statute of limitations on sexual assault cases. The Assembly Judiciary Committee voted to approve AB212 on Wednesday. The proposal now moves to the Assembly for a floor vote.

Carson City man stabs himself after allegedly beating woman

A Carson City man was sent to a Reno hospital with severe knife wound to the neck and throat after stabbing himself when deputies tried to apprehend him Tuesday morning.

Second woman in robbery of 99-year-old Carson City woman sentenced

The second of three women accused of robbing a 99-year-old Carson City woman in March was sentenced to up to six years in prison Monday. Victoria Mora, who helped plan the robbery, faces 28-72 months of consecutive terms for conspiracy.

Tuesday, April 7

Carson City warm weather brings higher crime rates

Unusually warm weather in Carson City has contributed to increased crime rates for 2015. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said the warm weather has led to more people being out which has resulted in more crimes being committed.

Charlie Abowd: HOPES Dining Out for Life coming up

Cafe at Adele’s will be honored to be one of more than 50 restaurants throughout Carson City, Reno and Sparks participating in the fifth annual Northern Nevada HOPES Dining Out For Life, Thursday, April 30, when we will be donating 20 percent of our sales (breakfast, lunch and dinner) that day to the ongoing and tireless work of caring for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Northern Nevada.

Community spotlight: Carson City residents get golfing this spring

The quartet of Clark and Ryan Balik plus Jeff Cloutier and Mike Gaynor shot a net 106 to win the Silver Oak Men’s Club 4-man two net best ball event on March 29.

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing in college

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Is 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA in 6 games.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested for possession of chemicals for inhaling

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 3:25 p.m., a 19-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of possession of chemical for inhaling and probation violation after police responded to a call of a man hitting his head against a wall. Bail was set at $4,000.

Carson Tahoe Health officially welcomes Sierra Surgery Hospital

Sierra Surgery Hospital was integrated into the Carson Tahoe Health System, Carson Tahoe announced on Friday. Sierra Surgery was the first facility to open 10 years ago on the Carson Tahoe 80-acre master-planned medical campus. It is located next to the Regional Medical Center in North Carson City and has earned numerous industry accolades for patient care and satisfaction.

April rings in Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

Each day, children around the world and right here in our community suffer from abuse. While some have visible, outward signs of their ordeal, such as bruises, scars, and burns, others bear their injuries secretly as they are belittled, neglected, and manipulated. No child should have to suffer from physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, and we are joining with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the month of April.

Nevada Legislature: Senate approves raising speed limit

The Senate on Thursday passed Sen. Don Gustavson’s bill raising the maximum allowable speed limit in Nevada from 75 to 80 mph.

Passing the (1.3 million) bucks to the counties of Nevada

County officials turned out on Thursday to protest legislation that would hit them with at least $1.3 million a year in costs to care for mentally incompetent offenders housed at Lakes Crossing.

Ax the tax now

In case you’re still not sure whether or not Gov. Brian Sandoval’s billion dollar giga-tax hike is not only a bad idea but completely unnecessary, conservatives in the state Assembly have now removed all doubt.

My friend John

No, it isn’t John Jones or Smith, but my friend, that’s in my bathroom. Forgive me if this column isn’t genteel for some of my readers. However, let’s face it, we all use a “john.” Sometimes, there can be a problem or an event that’s amusing. This is one of those.

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Secret foods that can help with pain

Did you know chronic pain affects more Americans than heart disease, diabetes and cancer – combined? Check out these numbers:

Weighing in on health

An estimated 30-50 billion dollars per year is spent on the diet industry. That’s a chunk of change for something that has a known long-term success rate of 2–5 percent.

When planning your meals, think frozen

Research from the Journal of Nutrition found that nearly 80 percent of Americans do not consume the recommended amounts of fruit, and nearly 90 percent do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables. While a variety of factors may contribute to this low consumption, including cost and convenience, a recent study revealed one easy solution: frozen fruits and vegetables.

Republican fantasy on parade

A baby boy is born in a foreign country. His mother is an American citizen, his father is not. As a child, he is brought to the United States. There are claims that his father was a revolutionary. When this boy grows up, he runs for president. This, of course, is the false scenario the birthers have concocted about President Obama.

Battle of Iwo Jima commemorated

IWO TO, Japan (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived on Iwo To, the island formerly known as Iwo Jima, on March 21 to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Governor visits middle school’s STEM labs

Gov. Brian Sandoval, a big supporter of education since he took office in 2011, has made frequent trips to visit Churchill County schools.

Passing the half-way mark

The Legislature has now reached the halfway point with bills on important topics still awaiting passage from both the Senate and Assembly.

Care Flight begins new Fallon-based operations

Care Flight has taken a big step in not only serving Churchill County better but also extending its reach as far east as Eureka.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital: March 9, 2015

FCTA approves 4 grants for community events

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

22 high school students qualify for All-State Choir and Band

The Churchill County High School choir and band now have 22 students who hold the top honor of being a part of All-State Choir and Band.

Fallon residents win speech contest

Toastmaster of Fallon announces that members Suzann Gilliland and Charles Morris are the winners of Table-Topics and the International Speech competition of the Fallon “Oasis” club.

Four hurtin crashat SandMountain

Four people were injured Saturday night — two of them requiring immediate medical care — at Sand Mountain, 30 miles east of Fallon, reports the Bureau of Land Management’s Carson City District office.

Assembly passes campus carry CCW bill

The Nevada Assembly approved on Monday AB 148, which allows holders of concealed carry weapons permits (CCW) to bring their firearm onto Nevada state universities and community colleges in order to protect themselves from criminals.

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller calls for commitment to veterans, tax reform

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., told a joint session of the Nevada Legislature on Monday that, with the Republican takeover, “for the first time in six years, the United States Senate is open for business.”

Carson baseball drops 10-3 decision to Bishop Manogue

It was a case of role reversal on a cold night at Ron McNutt Field.

Mauga sets PR in discus win

In perhaps the biggest meet of the season, Fallon’s T.J. Mauga came out victorious.

Wave slides past Elko

The smallest player came up with the biggest hit to ignite the Fallon baseball team on Saturday.

McCormick, Thorn power Lady Wave

The homers are a bombastic sight to see. Megan McCormick and Paige Thorn are clubbing opposing pitchers like cavemen and filling the void left by Rileigh Ricken’s big bat from last season.

Fallon’s Tedford named one of NIAA’s Top 10

Better known as Ali, Alexandria Tedford joins another short list of standout Fallon athletes.

Monday, April 6

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested on suspicion of battery on a prisoner in Carson City Jail

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 9:56 a.m., a 22-year-old Mound House woman was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer after deputies conducted a check at Slotworld Casino. The woman was gambling without identification and lied to the officer about her name. Bail was set at $250.

Nevada Legislature: GOP lawmakers propose abolishing health exchange

Several Nevada Republicans are trying to scrap the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange launched as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, saying the program is expensive, suffered a rocky start and is another example of federal overreach.

Rebecca Link

Rebecca Link was born in England on November 21, 1940. She was the oldest of four children in the Burningham family and spent her early years at boarding school in the English countyside with her dear sister Anna. Her sense of adventure led her to the United States in the 1960’s with her friend.

Randy Lee Teuscher

Randy Lee Teuscher was killed on March 25, 2015, in a vehicle accident on his way to visit friends in Las Vegas. He was born to Albert and Mary Ann Teuscher on August 13, 1952.

Sunday, April 5

Local sports roundup: CHS boys race to Mustang win

STOCKTON — Carson High’s boys track team, led by Corey Reid, Asa Carter and Chris Miranda, won the Mustang Invitational Saturday at Delta College.

Lawmakers saw pay cut Friday

Nevada’s 63 lawmakers took a pay cut Friday as the session passed its 60th day. Under the state constitution, legislators are only paid their salary for the first 60 days of any regular session. Friday was day 61.

Nevada baseball rolls to win against UNLV

RENO — The Nevada baseball team made sure there would be no drama on Friday night at Peccole Park as it rolled to a 12-1 win over UNLV.

‘Miner’ upset for Senators

Pradere helps lead CHS to big victory RENO — Wins against Bishop Manogue have been tough to come by in recent years.

Darrell Moody: Baseball finally gets started for real tonight

My favorite time of the year starts tonight when the Cubs and Cardinals kick off the 2015 Major League season.

Saturday, April 4

Carson City Sheriff, Public Works respond quickly to problem

Sheriff, Public Works respond quickly to problem

Carson loses 3 in tourney

SPARKS — For five innings, Carson High’s girls softball team went toe-to-toe with perennial North Coast Section powerhouse James Logan, battling the Colts to a scoreless tie.

Dire times for water users

Out of the blue, the limited fortunes for water users in the Lahontan Valley have changed drastically.

Friday, April 3

Bill: Would no longer require OT after 8 hours for low income

Senate Republicans pushed legislation through the upper house Friday opponents say weakens overtime laws and takes money away from those making the lowest hourly wages in Nevada.

Local sports roundup: Skid continues for Carson City’s WNC baseball

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — For the second and third straight games, Western Nevada College starters pitched deep and allowed only two runs, but it wasn’t enough to mark the win column.

Nevada Legislature: Bill puts conditions on economic development tax breaks

The Nevada Senate on Friday gave unanimous approval to a bill designed to put some performance requirements on companies that get tax breaks for economic development projects.

Fast and exciting action at Fernley

Opening day at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday was welcomed by fans and racers alike.

Senate approves collective bargaining transparency bill

The Nevada Senate on Friday approved a bill designed to increase transparency in local government collective bargaining agreements.

40 vehicles vandalized in Lyon County

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the vandalism of 40 vehicles in Dayton, Silver Springs and Fernley on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mile High Jazz Band celebrating 14 years April 14

A celebration to mark 14 years of weekly performances in Carson City by the Mile High Jazz Band will be at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at Comma Coffee, where cake will be served and the group will play big-band music with vocalists Cindee LeVal and June Joplin.

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing in college

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: Lost despite only giving up one earned run in 5.1 innings last week. Is 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA in 6 games.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 11:21 a.m., deputies responded to a welfare check for a four-year-old child. At the scene they arrested Christine Rael, 19, of Carson City, on suspicion of child neglect, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies also arrested Joe Kendall, 26, of Carson City on suspicion of felony drug trafficking. Bail for Rael was set at $43,500. Bail for Kendall was set at $20,000.

Passing the (1.3 million) bucks to counties

County officials turned out on Thursday to protest legislation that would hit them with at least $1.3 million a year in costs to care for mentally incompetent offenders housed at Lakes Crossing.

Pablo Cruise, Ambrosia to be featured in Carson City concert

Everyone grab your calendars and circle Wednesday, July 8, when you’ll want to be in the best company possible for the seventh annual Concert Under the Stars, A Benefit for The Greenhouse Project, which this year features Pablo Cruise and Ambrosia at Cafe at Adele’s in Carson City.

Rivera headed to Menlo College

Brady Rivera finally answered the football or wrestling question Thursday afternoon.

Cut above on diamond for Dayton

Former Dust Devil greats Bowman, Kinney, Miller to be part of alumni game

Nevada Legislature: Senate approves raising speed limit

The Senate on Thursday passed Sen. Don Gustavson’s bill raising the maximum allowable speed limit in Nevada from 75 to 80 mph. Gustavson has tried repeatedly in several previous sessions to get a bill raising the maximum speed limit without success.

Nevada Legislature: Cloud seeding called vital due to drought

Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, told fellow members of Senate Finance on Thursday the bill putting $500,000 into cloud seeding efforts this coming biennium is vital because of the drought.

Congressman Mark Amodei holds agriculture town hall in Carson City

ep. Mark Amodei drew about 30 residents to a small townhall meeting at the state’s tourism offices Wednesday to discuss issues ranging from the sage grouse to BLM handling of issues with ranchers and grazing.

Polian’s next big move is to replace Fajardo

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...Brian Polian is now faced with his biggest decision since he became the head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack football team in 2013.

Carson City’s WNC baseball falls to CSI

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — An 11-strikeout performance by Western Nevada College freshman pitcher Matt Young and a ninth-inning rally weren’t enough to deliver a Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball win over College of Southern Idaho on Thursday.

Thursday, April 2

Carson City Sheriff’s log: Woman arrested on suspicion of parole violation

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 3:16 p.m., Kady Werlinger, 24, was arrested on suspicion of a parole violation on a district court hold issued by the Western Regional Drug/DUI court. She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

E.C. Best students compete in Science Fair

E.C. Best Elementary recently held a school-wide Science Fair. Each classroom participated by completing a science experiment in class, either as whole class or small group, and creating a display board. A few individual students, or teams of two students, also entered the competition by completing projects at home.

Liberal Myths: We are all equal

The liberal mantra has for years vowed that everyone should be equal. They even sometimes liberals cite the Constitution as support for that premise. As usual, they twist original meanings of the Constitution to suit their own ends, but that is for another time.

Nevada rate of unemployment flat in February

Statewide, Nevada’s unemployment rate was pretty much flat in February at a seasonally adjusted 7.1 percent.

Care Flight launches newest base at Banner Churchill

Care Flight will land Monday to launch its newest base (CF 4) at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Protect seniors from financial abuse

It’s unfortunate but true: The elderly population is targeted for financial abuse or exploitation. In fact, by some estimates, this type of targeted abuse results in billions of dollars in losses each year. If you have elderly parents, what signs should you watch for to determine their vulnerability? And what can you do to help protect your parents from being victimized?

Kissing the pooch: Is it healthy?

It has been absolutely beautiful at the dog park this past week. All the dogs were having great fun chasing each other and playing ball. I happened to notice Merci’s curled tongue as she walked by, and that lead to a general discussion about tongues. I decided to stick my neck out and explore the world of dog’s tongues.

February statewide gaming down, Churchill flat

Statewide gaming win was down a percent in February to $916.1 million.


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Vietnam Veterans ‘proud’ to be honored

The 1960s squeaked in as a lamb but roared out as a lion with the United States’ involvement in Vietnam, a divided country formerly known as part of the Indochina peninsula that faced westward toward the South China Sea.

No new or increased taxes needed in state budget

Recently, I joined a group of Assembly members led by Jim Wheeler, some excellent professionals and public-spirited citizens to present a state budget proposal that would secure the important goals Nevadans share with no new or increased taxes.

Workshop introduces Young Entrepreneurs Collective

A kickoff involving entrepreneurs, home-based ventures and beginning and established businesses unveiled a new community workspace at the Old Post Office that will foster growth among the business professional in Churchill County.

Older but not wiser

I had a birthday this week so I’m now officially older and wiser … theoretically. I turned 58, so I am definitely older but I’m not too sure I’m any wiser. I used to think that by the time I got this old that life would finally make sense to me and I would have gained some insight into the great mysteries of life. Maybe I’m a slow learner but that hasn’t happened.

IRS offers filing tips

With millions of taxpayers getting ready to file, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers they can take advantage of daily tax tips, e-news subscriptions and e-mail subscription services.

Scammers on the prowl this tax season

The IRS warns taxpayers not to be fooled by the tricks scammers use to take advantage of those they target. Scammers use fake names, provide bogus IRS badge numbers and alter caller ID numbers to make it look like the IRS is calling.


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


VFW The Veterans of Foreign Wars is having its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday. The hunt begins at 10 a.m. in front of Churchill County Middle School and is for ages 0-3, 4-6 and 7-9.

CCSD moves forward with HVAC project

The Churchill County School Board of Trustees approved on Wednesday to award Ferguson Construction with the Churchill County High School 2015 HVAC Replacement project.

Pinwheels for Prevention

In recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, become a part of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, a national movement to change the way residents approach prevention in their community.

Class of 1985 needs you!

Class of 85 reunion The Churchill County High School Class of 1985 is having its 30-year reunion on Aug. 14-15. The committee is looking for “lost” classmates, and a list may be found on the LVN website and Facebook page.

More conservation easements approved

The Churchill County Commissioners approved at their Thursday meeting to purchase a conservation easement from Storm’s Oasis Dairy, LLC.

County dog ordinance becomes legal

Churchill County Sheriff’s deputies now have authority to handle dog complaints. Churchill County Commissioners approved at a meeting in February two dog ordinances that address dogs at-large and barking canines.

Governor deflects questions about Senate

Gov. Brian Sandoval, in Fallon on Friday for the launch of a new young entrepreneurs program to start businesses and then to visit several schools, deflected questions on running for Sen. Harry Reid’s open Senate seat in 2016, saying he is more interested in improving the state, specifically in education.


For the first time in five years, one of Fallon’s longtime rivals makes its return to the Greenwave’s diamond.

Mariners will take home crown

It doesn’t seem that long ago when two unlikely contenders battled to the final game for baseball’s most coveted prize.

Ex-Wave stars shine in college

A handful of ex-Fallon stars are making waves this spring on the collegiate circuit. From making a racket to running track to competing on the diamond, five standouts are entering the second half of their season.

Wolf Pack baseball campaign off to strong start

The University of Nevada’s #PopulatePeccole campaign — an effort to sell out the April 26 baseball game and make Peccole Park the 15th largest city in Nevada — is off to a strong start.

Nevada Legislature: Wheeler, Knecht roll out budget plan with no tax hikes

Controller Ron Knecht and a group of Assembly Republicans headed by Jim Wheeler of Gardnerville rolled out a budget plan they say would fund the governor’s education enhancements without raising taxes.

The Bryce is right for CHS

After being routed by Cougars, Moyle leads turnaround with 10 strikeouts vs. Spanish Springs

Carson Valley to feature ‘Third Coast Percussion’ in last concert

The fifth and final concert in Carson Valley Arts Council’s 2014-2015 concert series will feature Third Coast Percussion, a group whose performances meld energy of rock music with precision of classical chamber works, at 7 p.m. April 17 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.

Local candidate campaign reports due Friday

Friday is the deadline for municipal election candidates to file their second campaign contribution and expense report.

Live entertainment in Carson City area

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 City Sheriff’s log: Man arrested on suspicion of stalking

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY • At 5:46 p.m., a 62-year-old Reno man was arrested on suspicion of stalking after a woman employee at Advance Paycheck reported he had been harassing her. His bail was set at $2,500 on the gross misdemeanor charge.

‘Nevada lands bill unconstitutional’ says Legislative Counsel

The Legislative Counsel has issued a letter stating in her opinion, AB408, which would claim state ownership and control over all federal lands in Nevada, is unconstitutional.

Free art show showcases artists with Dayton ties

“Emanation,” a free art show featuring several artists with ties to Dayton, including Kapono Fuller, Blake Carter, Mallorie Gribble, Delia Diaz and Rebecca Bishop, will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Dayton Valley Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Local sports roundup: CHS golf third in league event

Carson once again finished third at the weekly Sierra League Invitational at Eagle Valley West on Tuesday afternoon.