Stories for February 2015


Saturday, February 28

What color do you see? Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

PHOENIX — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

Pool helps Carson City’s WNC split twin-bill

Corey Pool is on a longball hot streak. Pool homered in back-to-back games to help the Western Nevada College baseball team split its Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader Thursday at John L. Harvey Field.

Reynolds, Carson City’s WNC wrap up sweep

Kody Reynolds just might be the toughest out in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, and he’s swinging the bat better than his solid .319 average would indicate.

Carson City’s WNC softball goes 1-2

Western Nevada College opened its Scenic West Athletic Conference season by dropping two of three games to nationally ranked College of Southern Idaho at Edmonds Sports Complex.

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo arrested on suspicion of DUI

Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possessing a firearm while intoxicated, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said. According to Carrillo’s arrest report he was arrested around 3 a.m. Friday after deputies were called to a parking lot on Proctor Street near North Carson Street.

Friday, February 27

Silver State Health Exchange names new board leaders

The Silver State Health Exchange has elected Leslie Johnstone as its new board chairman.

January gaming win up by 7.75 percent

A strong increase Baccarat win fueled a 7.75 percent overall increase in statewide gaming win for January. Baccarat was up 69.2 percent or $56.3 million to a total of $137.8 million for the month.

Proposed collective bargaining bill is debated

Local governments say they need the ability to reopen collective bargaining agreements in times of fiscal emergencies.

Sandoval plan would centralize teacher professional development money under state board

Education Superintendent Dale Erquiaga on Friday laid out the governor’s plan to centralize funding for teacher professional development under the state Board of Education.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Woman arrested on suspicion of meth possession

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY • At 8:40 a.m., a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery-first offense after deputies were dispatched to the area of College Parkway and Airport Road to investigate a reported domestic dispute. He was also charged with a failure to appear warrant and held in lieu of $4,405 bail.

Wolf Pack baseball something special

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . I admit it, I have no idea who that guy is that wears No. 7 for the San Francisco 49ers with the name Kaepernick stitched across the back of his jersey

Free throws sink Pack

Free throws doomed the Nevada men’s basketball team Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Stanford snaps Pack’s streak

After posting seven straight wins to open the season, the Nevada baseball team couldn’t push its historic win streak to eight. Stanford (4-4) scored four straight runs and won on a walk-off double in the ninth to top the Wolf Pack (7-1), 6-5, Tuesday at Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto, Calif.

Merkley preps for national tourney

The odds might have seemed against him this postseason, but Fallon’s Colin Merkley didn’t flinch.

Spikers aim to end season on high note

Despite a bump in the road on Tuesday, the Churchill County Middle School eighth-grade volleyball is on a roll.

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

LOS ANGELES — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Van Rensselaer 18that state ski meet

Carson High’s Ian Van Rensselaer finished 18th in the giant slalom at the state ski championship on Wednesday. Teammate Alison Greene was 32nd in the giant slalom.

School bond, prevailing wage bill faces bumpy Assembly ride

A bill that promises more money for a backlog of school construction projects but would suspend wage rules favored by Democrats faced even more opposition in the Nevada Assembly than it did when it passed quickly through the Senate on party lines.

Western Nevada College baseball team still holding out hope for a reprieve

Don’t count out the Western Nevada College sports programs just yet.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office office warns of slick roadways

With the potential for precipitation coming into Carson City, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office is warning motorists to use caution when driving on wet roads.

Nevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting

Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green.

Nevada Legislature: Judiciary hears bill to protect sellers of defective products

Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas, told the Judiciary Committee on Thursday innocent product sellers shouldn’t be “dragged into court” to defend faulty products.

A big bee hive of activity

About 100 or so beekeepers will gather this weekend in Yerington to talk bees. That’s more than 10 times the nine attendees who showed up to the first Mason Valley Beekeepers annual conference five years ago and something of a sign of the growing popularity of beekeeping in northern Nevada. “We have more colonies than we’ve had before. We don’t have data, but that’s based on my knowledge of 30 years,” said Jeff Knight, the state entomologist.

Sen. Dean Heller joins coalition to prevent sexual assaults on campus

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has joined a bipartisan group of 12 in sponsoring legislation to prevent sexual assaults on the nation’s college campuses.

Thursday, February 26

Will the real Kaepernick please stand up

Sports fodder for a Friday morning

Carson student collecting supplies Saturday for senior project

Bethany Kniffen, a student at Carson High School, is holding a medical supply drive to benefit Lamp of Grace Medical Mission, a remote medical facility in the Philippines, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Mike’s Pharmacy, as part of her senior project.

Carson chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada to meet Tuesday

Representatives of Waddell & Reed will offer potential replacement options for Voya, which took over the deferred compensation program from Massachusetts Mutual, at the next Retired Public Employees of Nevada, or RPEN, meeting on Tuesday at the Carson City senior center, 911 Beverly Drive.

Carson City exhibit on famed Nevada explorer closing March 8

The exhibit “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West” at the Nevada State Museum will close at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

Death claims 7 noted vets; one was 100

We continue to observe the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, and today I am honoring the recent deaths of seven military veterans whose unique wartime contributions will never be forgotten.

I write because I can’t dance

Many people ask me why I spend my spare time writing. My most common answer is, “Because I can’t dance.” The main reason I say that is because I’m a wise guy who always goes for the easy laugh, but the truth is I really can’t dance.

One common man’s answer to ISIS

Disaffecting youth begets criminals. Disaffecting youth begets gangs. Disaffecting youth begets terrorists. So, if you are being a good dad, the world thanks you. If you are being a good coach, the world thanks you. If you are being a good teacher, the world thanks you. If you are being a good cop, the world thanks you. If you are being a good judge, that is to say calling balls and strikes and not trying to bat the ball, the world thanks you. If you are being a good legislator in looking out for everybody, the world thanks you because you are protecting our youth, our society and the world from gang life and terrorism.

Performance evaluations do not work

A crazy thing is going on in corporate America. Ninety-five percent of Fortune 1000 companies use performance evaluations. That’s a whole lot of companies spending a whole lot of time and money to evaluate the performance of a whole lot of people. Yet research shows that, on average, performance evaluation programs have only a moderately positive effect on employee behavior and often hurt performance.


Nevada History through the Eyes of Women

Ohio-based food supplier adds Reno site

An Ohio-based food merchandise supplier is joining Reno’s expanding distribution industry. Hubert, a 68-year-old business based in Harrison, Ohio and owned by Germany’s TAKKT AG, is leasing a 145,000-square-foot facility on Industry Circle.

First Oscar awarded to a dog

As the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards filled the media, my thoughts went to a recent book by Susan Orlean entitled “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend.” In it she claims that Rin Tin Tin actually got the most votes for best actor in the first Academy Awards in 1929, but he never got the Oscar. During the silent film era, Rin Tin Tin was a huge international star.

Women may face extra challenges in seeking their financial security

On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day. On this occasion, thousands of events across the world will honor the cultural, political and social achievements of women. Of course, in many countries, women still face significant economic challenges. And even here in the United States, women encounter more obstacles than men in the pursuit of financial security, particularly in seeking a comfortable retirement lifestyle. So if you are a woman — regardless of your marital status — you will need to be aware of these challenges and take steps to overcome them.

Nevada bond reform measure passes Senate

Nevada lawmakers continued to push their extensive reform agenda Wednesday, passing a bill sharply reducing the size of a bond that must be posted to appeal a construction defects award.

City introduces entrepreneurial business group

The city of Fallon has introduced the Young Entrepreneurs Collective, a group bringing business owners and entrepreneurs together to collaborate on projects benefiting the community and entire entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Fallon teen denied release in kidnapping case

An 18-year old high school student was again denied a release on his own recognizance Thursday in Justice Court.

View from the Past

Farmers and freighters frequently comment on the great convenience of the public fountain at the intersection of Maine street and Williams avenue kindly provided by the ladies of the Draper Self Culture Club for the watering of horses. It is impossible to estimate the number of thirsty horses that drink daily at this fountain.

Carson City’s WNC rolls, tunes up for SWAC

Western Nevada College tuned up for its Scenic West Athletic Conference opener with a 15-6 nonleague victory over Sierra College at John L. Harvey Field Tuesday afternoon.

Diane Joan Wonser

Diane Joan (Ross) Wonser, 80, passed away at her home on February 19, 2015 surrounded by her family. Diane was born November 9, 1934 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin to Edmund Delancy and Larene Katherine (Achten) Ross. Diane married Ronald John Wonser December 7, 1952 in Burbank, CA.

Frank Garule

Frank Gurule passed on to Heaven February 18, 2015 at home in Fallon with his wife at his side. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on October 14, 1936. He has lived in Fallon for 20 years.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested on suspicion of possession of meth

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 5:20 p.m., Scott Byzbir, 50, was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth after a traffic stop at Highway 50 and Nichole Lane. The vehicle was stopped for a broken tail light and broken windshield. A K-9 alerted deputies to the presence of possible drugs. He was also charged with possession of paraphernalia and failure to appear for a pre-trial supervision hearing. Bail was set at a total of $6,525.

Clifford Murray Shoemaker

Clifford Murray Shoemaker was born in Artesian, South Dakota on Dec 10th, 1927 to Dorothea Mildred Glenn and Clifford Lynn Shoemaker. He peacefully passed away on February 20, 2015. Clifford began his military career in 1944 and later retired in 1967 as Tech Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He later worked as a civilian with Lockheed Martin until age 75.

Leonard Andres Arlint II

Leonard Andrew Arlint II, passed peacefully in his sleep in comfort at his home in Fallon, NV. Leonard was born on August 27, 1950 in Tacoma WA. to Leonard Andrew Arlint and Jessie Hawksworth Arlint.

‘An Evening with the Arts’

The 29th annual “An Evening With the Arts” fundraising dinner and silent auction is set for March 7 at the Fallon Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Mardi Gras,” and appropriate attire is encouraged but not required.


About 100 or so beekeepers will gather this weekend in Yerington to talk bees.

UNR office to forge new ties with business

The University of Nevada, Reno is expanding its office for commercializing research in an effort to open its doors wider to business.

Big Boys BBQ holds ribbon cutting

Big Boys BBQ held its ribbon cutting grand opening on Saturday as the Fallon Chamber of Commerce had numerous members there to support the new business.

Cooperative Extension offers ‘Gardening Smarter as We Mature’

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a series of three free classes at 11 locations statewide for maturing gardeners.

USDA funding to support a solar-powered irrigation project on Central Nevada ranch

If you are a farmer or rancher with irrigation costs that are making you wince, it might be time to consider developing a more energy-efficient system.

Library finishes repurpose project

A gala opening with new carpet, a fresh coat of paint and new shelving celebrates the completion of a repurpose project at the Churchill County Library.

Carson City-WNC, Great Basin presidents say bridge funding vital

Presidents of Western Nevada and Great Basin colleges are telling lawmakers the “bridge funding” is critically important to help them shift to the new system funding formula.

CCMS hosts International Night

Come learn about different cultural and engage the senses. Churchill County Middle School is hosting its third annual International Night on Monday from 5:30-8 p.m.

Carson City sees 3.9% increase in December taxable sales; state up 10.2%

Driven by a 37 percent increase in accommodations, statewide taxable sales rose 10.2 percent in Dec., 2014. Total sales in the state topped $4.86 billion with 12 of the state’s 17 counties reporting increases over Dec., 2013. Carson City businesses reported $78.9 million in sales, a 3.9 percent increase.

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller introduces geothermal permits bill

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has introduced legislation he said is going to streamline and simplify the review process for Geothermal exploration.

Ormat dividend is eight cents; guidance solid

Ormat Technologies, Inc., a Reno-based geothermal power company, has declared a quarterly dividend of eight cents per share. The firm announced that dividend this week, along with fourth quarter 2014 and full year results for last year in a release studded with upbeat figures.

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

BASKETBALL Rafe King, Carson, Columbia College: Scored 6 points in 69-62 loss to Fresno. Averaged 11.7 in regular season.

Hutchison: Session is committed to real change

Citing issues ranging from construction defects and tort reform to education, tourism and economic development, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison told a breakfast meeting of business leaders on Wednesday this legislative session is committed to making real change.

Nevada Legislature: GPS tracking of parolees approved by Senate

The Nevada Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved SB37 allowing the use of Global Positioning System devices to track parolees, probationers and other offenders under state supervision.

Bill to keep guns from abusers criticized for other elements

A wide-ranging Nevada bill discussed Wednesday would bar people from owning a gun after a domestic violence conviction. But it also drew strident criticism for broadening the definition of justifiable homicide and expanding concealed carry laws.

Wednesday, February 25

Upcoming 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.

Bill would create State Seal of Biliteracy for diplomas

Nevada lawmakers are proposing a special seal for the diplomas of bilingual high school graduates.

Bill to restructure public employee retirement board dies

CARSON CITY — A bill to change the makeup of Nevada’s public employee retirement board has died in an Assembly committee after meeting stiff opposition in a hearing last week from Democrats and union representatives.

Carson City Library offering free digital learning classes in March

@ Two Digital Learning Center at the Carson City Library hosts free monthly digital learning classes.

Free Child Find screenings offered to Douglas County students

Douglas County School District will offer free Child Find screenings, a procedure for 3-to-5-year-olds who may have delays in early childhood development, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at the Heritage Building, formerly Gardnerville Elementary School, 1286 Toler Ave. in Gardnerville.

Lyon County outreach center offering free breakfast Tuesday

St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center is hosting its monthly free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Book fair and sale benefits Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary

Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary is sponsoring a spring book fair and sale, offering a variety of books, toys, CDs and gifts, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

Dorothy May Austin

Leonard Andrew Arlint II, passed peacefully in his sleep in comfort at his home in Fallon, NV. Leonard was born on August 27, 1950 in Tacoma WA. to Leonard Andrew Arlint and Jessie Hawksworth Arlint.

Marlaine “Laine” Sanchez

In loving memory Marlaine “Laine” Sanchez born in Auburn, CA Sept. 18, 1954 and passed in Gardnerville, NV Jan. 22, 2015. Survived by Mother Ramona Keller and Step-Father Bill Brock, Sisters Lorraine Keller and Valerie Nevers, Brothers Gary Nevers and Branden Nevers, Partner Garrett O’Neil, and numerous family members. Proceeded in Death by Father Warren Nevers, Brothers Robert Keller and Dwight Nevers. Services held on Jan. 31, 2015 at 11 am at Walton’s Funeral Home in Carson City, NV.

Doris Joann Barredo

Doris Joann Barredo was born in 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri to Leonard and Doris Gleason. She moved to Denver with her mother and her four siblings Leonard, Betty, Etta, and Carol in her early teens, and then to Battle Mountain, Nevada at 16. Battle Mountain was a far cry from the cities she grew up in, but quickly her classmates and the community there made her feel welcome.

Wayne Morris Collins

Wayne Morris Collins, age 71, passed away at his home in Fallon, Nevada with his loved ones present, on January 22, 2015. Mr. Collins retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years of service with the Rank of Sergeant 1st Class.

LaVona Ericksen Steffen

LaVona Ericksen Steffen, 83, passed away peacefully, Saturday evening, January 24, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Hendersonville, TN. LaVona was born on October 25, 1931 in Beaver Dam, Utah, the youngest of nine children born to Joseph Alma Ericksen and Mary LaVona Johnson Ericksen. In 1953, LaVona married her eternal sweetheart and greatest friend, Thomas L. Steffen, former Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, in the Salt Lake City, Utah temple.

Darlene Betts

Darlene Betts of Silver Springs, NV, born on January 27, 1948, went on to heaven while her children were by her side on January 24, 2015. She devoted her life as a mother of 10 children, grandmother of 18 grandchildren, and guardian of generations of students across Lyon County.

Jeanette Mathias Jones

Jeanette Mathias Jones, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Fallon, NV after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family as she left this earth. Jean was born January 14, 1930 in Trinidad, CO to Keith and Agnes Mathias.

Jane Aileen Richards

Jane Aileen Richards, 66, passed away in her home after a 60 year struggle with diabetes on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Carson City, NV. Jane was born October 19, 1948 in Oakland, CA to Jack and Dolores Richards. She graduated from the University of San Francisco in June of 1970 with a degree in Nursing.

Pamela Sharlene Miller

Pamela Sharlene Miller passed away on January 30, 2015, after a very short but intense fight with a rare cancer. Pam graduated to Heaven where she is now riding the range and working dogs in Heaven as she did on earth. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Genevieve Hill and her father, Lawrence Anthony Hill and her sister, Marie Mayo.

Leown Lavinnia Turley

Leown Lavinnia Turley, a resident of Fallon for 25 years, died Monday, January 26, 2015, in the Reno, NV, Renown Hospital. Born April 23,1916, in Sidney, Montana, Leown Lavinnia McChesney, the second eldest of five girls, spent her early years helping her family run a boarding house that primarily accommodated ranchers and miners

Beckie Sue Bartel

Sun. Jan.18th 2015 Beckie passed peacefully with family by her side. Beckie was a very special, free spirit with a heart bigger then life. She touched many hearts with her happy, caring, giving nature.

Robert Leo Kennedy

Robert L. Kennedy, 88, of Carson City, Nevada passed away at Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center on February 6, 2015 after a lingering illness.

Kenneth A. Cavin

Kenneth A. Cavin, age 87, born November 30 1927, a native of Siskiyou County and a veteran of WWII, departed February 5, 2015 from Carson City, NV on his final flight to his hometown of Hornbrook, CA with an Estimated Time of Arrival of February 14, 2015.

Dickie Bob Phelps

Dickie Bob Phelps passed away January 31, 2015 at his residence in Carson City, NV. He was born in Carnegie, Oklahoma to Samuel “Bud” and Bessie Phelp

Jack L. Davis

The family and friends of Jack L. Davis, DO are devastated by the sudden death of their loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, February 7, 2015. He was 62 years old and passed away at home. Jack was born December 5, 1952 in Hannibal, Missouri to Elmo and Ruth Davis.


USDA Rural Development will hold an energy grant workshop in Fallon on March 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Fallon Agricultural Center, located at 111 Sheckler Road.

Tuesday, February 24

Woman alleged to have phony credit card lab

A Sacramento woman has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly operating a lab to make phony credit cards. Bao Xiong, 29, was arrested after deputies were called to Casino Fandango on a report of suspects in a fraud case a month ago. A search of her person revealed a small bag the arrest report says contained several $100 bills and credit cards that had no names on them along with blank cards with only the magnetic stripe on the back.

University system asks lawmakers to restore professor pay raises

University officials asked a combined hearing of the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees on Tuesday to restore the merit pool funding that provides professors and other professionals with raises.

Carson City-WNC, Great Basin presidents say bridge funding vital

Presidents of Western Nevada and Great Basin colleges told lawmakers on Tuesday the “bridge funding” is critically important to help them shift to the new system funding formula.

Community spotlight: Hostler advances to national free-throw event

Doug Hostler won the Elks Club Region 7 free-throw championship and earned the right to advance to the nationals finals in Springfield, Mass., in April.

Carson City’s WNC rolls, tunes up for SWAC

Western Nevada College tuned up for its Scenic West Athletic Conference opener with a 15-6 nonleague victory over Sierra College at John L. Harvey Field Tuesday afternoon.

Carson City’s Quilling takes a chance on baseball

After spending three years away from baseball, former Carson High athlete Chance Quilling elected to give the game another try.

Susanne Elaine Sorem Beres

Susanne Beres passed away Thursday, February 5, following complications from cancer. She left this world peacefully with her family at her side. Susanne was born in Jamestown, North Dakota to Melvin and Elaine Sorem. The family moved to Anaheim, California when Susanne was six, and it was there that she fell in love with the ocean and her passion for the outdoors

Arlene Ruth Miller

Arlene Ruth Miller, 68, passed away in Carson City on January 31st, 2015. Arlene Miller was born on August 24th, 1946 in Woodbury, New Jersey. Arlene worked many jobs during her time here in Carson City including Harvey’s Casino in Lake Tahoe, and Capitol Records.

Delores Belle Busboom

Delores Belle Busboom, 84, of Fallon, NV passed away February 13, 2015 at Summerdale Group Home in Reno, NV. She was born August 14, 1930 in Rushville, Nebraska to Florian and Vesta Noble

Banner Health offers webinars on dementia education

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has announced a new, free webinar series entitled “Dementia Dialogues,” to provide caregivers with helpful information and tools to better understand and care for loved ones living with dementia.


The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during January 2015. Ehab Mohamed Kamel Alatrebi and Mallory Ann Smith. Michaela A. Smith and Jeffery R. Bowman Jr.

Exercising in your sleep - extraordinary

Recently, I found out that I exercise in my sleep. It was an extraordinary discovery, since I’m not a big fan of exercise, just a fan of the results.

School of Medicine publishes Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book

A newly released University of Nevada School of Medicine report documents the diverse features of health and health care in rural and frontier counties of Nevada.

Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body

Every day, more than 1,200 people die from smoking cigarettes, and yet one in five adults continue to light up. Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body, but if you quit today, you can stop and even reverse the damage. If you smoke:

Fiore said bullet to the head makes rapists dead

Liberals are having a veritable cow after the New York Times printed the following quote by conservative Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R-Clark) with regard to the reintroduction of her campus carry bill…

Freedom isn’t free, or even cheap

Today’s Republicans/conservatives/libertarians have made personal freedom a centerpiece of their philosophy. They seem to believe that if government got out of the way, everything would be wonderful. The economy would boom, the free market would keep us safe, and everyone would have all the food, housing, health care, and education they need.

Communitysteps up for youth

Fallon has a soft place in its heart for the youth, and history proves it.

Navy League awards

The Navy League’s Sailor of the Year awards dinner was held at the Fallon Golf Course on Jan. 28.

Nevada Legislature: Bill to restrict gun ownership introduced in Senate

Sen. Debbie Smith’s bill to bar those convicted of domestic battery or stalking from owning of possession guns was introduced in the Senate on Monday.

Kirner’s bill revamps PERS plan

Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, on Monday introduced legislation that would dramatically alter the Public Employees Retirement System’s benefits for employees hired after July 1, 2016.

Lions eye glass recycling

The Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Program became an official program in 1994, although Lions have been involved in eyeglass recycling for more than 80 years. Today, there are 18 official Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Centers (LERCS) throughout the world. Board Policy outlines the scope and objectives of the program. Eyeglasses supplied to Lions or other humanitarian groups are dispensed in a professional and orderly manner, free of charge to people in need at the mission sites. Lions districts, singly and jointly, may sponsor LERCs.

Collision claims 2 south of Mina

Two Reno residents were killed Saturday when their vehicle clipped a Freightliner tractor-trailer south of Mina on U.S. Highway 95.

Nevada Legislature Analysis: GOP non-tax agenda at forefront early in 2015 session

Although taxes got the lion’s share of attention in the run-up to the 2015 Legislature, the subject has almost disappeared through week three of the session.

Program encourages students to read more

The Churchill County elementary schools are wrapping up a six-week reading program called Reading Across Nevada.

Nevada Legislature: Controller hoping new system helps collect $92 million owed state

Controller Ron Knecht says he and his staff are hoping a new electronic tracking system will help them collect at least some of the $92 million owed to the state.

IRS warns of email tax scams

The Internal Revenue Service today warned return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are phishing schemes.

Carson City’s Western Nevada College to shut down baseball, softball teams after 2016 season

Developing story: Check back for updates. The Western Nevada College baseball and softball teams will fold after the 2016 season because of funding cuts, college officials said Tuesday.

Pack’s historic start to season

The University of Nevada baseball team made history Sunday at Peccole Park in Reno, becoming the first team in program history to open a season with seven consecutive victories.

Hot and cold

A third quarter explosion doomed the Fallon boys basketball as the Greenwave lost 66-43 to Elko in the first round of the Northern Division I-A playoffs on Friday at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

CCHS, city hit another game winner

Bands were banging, the crowd cheering and an awesome atmosphere greeted hundreds of fans.

Heck takes third at Idaho track meet

Six of Fallon’s best athletes took to the track at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho, last weekend.

Kelsey Reibsamen works through position switch

With her team experiencing growing pains this past fall, Kelsey Reibsamen was asked to play a different position.

Lady Wave stumbles in I-A playoff defeat

It started with promise but then quickly turned into desperation and eventually heartbreak.

Jacks Valley Elementary School raising money through reading challenge

Jacks Valley Elementary School is challenging students to read 30 books in 30 days through its Read 30 Challenge, a program held in March in conjunction with Nevada Reading Week.

14 horses, one burro found homes through Carson City auction

The Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections hosted this year’s first of four annual saddle-trained horse adoption events on Saturday at Northern Nevada Correction Center, where 14 wild horses and one wild burro were auctioned.

Carson High School hosting children’s cheer camp

Cheerleaders from Carson High School will host a junior cheer camp for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through eighth from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in Senator Square at Carson High School.

Monday, February 23

Carson falls to Galena in finals

Hot shooting Galena defeats Senators in finals Sin City will just have to wait.

Nevada Legislature: Bill to restrict gun ownership introduced in Senate

Sen. Debbie Smith’s bill to bar those convicted of domestic battery or stalking from owning of possession guns was introduced in the Senate on Monday

Whitt picks up third save for Nevada baseball

RENO — The Nevada baseball team’s perfect season continued Saturday afternoon at Peccole Park as the Wolf Pack (6-0, 2-0) defeated Fresno State (3-3, 0-2), 12-7. Nevada reached double figure scoring for the second time this season with nine hits and two home runs.

Carson City’s Matt Williams has 2016 option picked up by Washington Nationals

VIERA, Fla. — The Washington Nationals have picked up the 2016 option on manager Matt Williams’ contract.

Sharks need to make big push to extend playoff streak

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After celebrating the success of hockey in Northern California with an outdoor party that included more than 70,000 fans, the San Jose Sharks now must deal with the fact that the franchise is in danger of hitting its lowest point in more than a decade.

Rural land owners can apply for solar through REAP

If you are a farmer or rancher with irrigation costs that are making you wince, it might be time to consider developing a more energy-efficient system.

Carson City news in brief

Display’s focus is on local African-American experience

Undefeated Nevada baseball team No. 30 in nation

RENO (AP)— Nevada’s undefeated baseball team is ranked 30th in the nation in this week’s Collegiate Baseball poll.

Oscars speeches filled with political activism, pet issues

Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy’s choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for “Selma.”

Nevada Legislature Analysis: GOP non-tax agenda at forefront early in 2015 session

Although taxes got the lion’s share of attention in the run-up to the 2015 Legislature, the subject has almost disappeared through week three of the session

Boise State shuts down Nevada

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — James Webb III scored 22 points and Derrick Marks added 18 as Boise State shut down Nevada 78-46 on Saturday afternoon.

CHS Notebook: Despite last loss, 2014-15 was huge success

The last game was a disappointment, but it certainly didn’t diminish what Carson High was able to accomplish this season.

Local sports roundup: WNC baseball surprised in loss vs. Eastern Utah

HENDERSON — After permitting just one run in 25 innings over four games, the Western Nevada College baseball team gave up six runs in a game-turning seventh inning on Saturday.

Sunday, February 22

Carson looks to end regional title drought

Carson High’s boys basketball team ended a long drought recently when it won its first league basketball title since 2003.

Local sports roundup: Tigers hang tough early before Reno pulls away

For six minutes on Friday night, the Douglas High girls basketball team scrapped right with two-time defending state champion Reno.

Nevada Legislature: Bill aims to breathe new life into Nevada film tax credits

CARSON CITY — Nevada Sen. Aaron Ford said a film tax credit program launched a year ago has helped attract nine TV shows and films and more than $69 million in spending to the state.

Darrell Moody: Sierra League had edge in boys basketball

One thing was apparent as I watched this year’s NIAA boys basketball playoffs.

Friday, February 20

Daytona qualifying needs to be changed

What do you do when an old friend is engaging in irrational, self-destructive behavior?

Nevada Legislature: Controller hoping new system helps collect $92 million owed state

Controller Ron Knecht says he and his staff are hoping a new electronic tracking system will help them collect at least some of the $92 million owed to the state.

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

BASKETBALL Rafe King, Carson, Columbia College: Has appeared in all 28 games and is averaging 11.9 points and shooting 42 percent from 3-point range. Averaging 2.8 rebounds per game.

Fallon swept by Elko in regional hoops tourney

An old rival ended the quest to reach the top.

Suspects wanted in Topsy Lane Walmart thefts

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in an attempted theft at the Walmart Store located at 3770 Highway 395 near Topsy Lane in Carson City.

Nevada Legislature: Construction defects bill headed for Sandoval’s desk

Legislation making extensive changes designed to reduce the number and impact of construction defects litigation won final legislative passage Friday.

Hearing set in Gardnerville infant’s death

Minden, Nev. — A preliminary hearing was set for March 13 for a father accused in the death of his infant daughter. Trent Getty’s attorney, Maria Pence, appeared on his behalf in East Fork Justice Court. Getty waived his appearance in the case. He is denying the charge of first-degree murder.

Lucia “Lucy” Spadafora Goodman

Delores Belle Busboom, 84, of Fallon, NV passed away February 13, 2015 at Summerdale Group Home in Reno, NV. She was born August 14, 1930 in Rushville, Nebraska to Florian and Vesta Noble

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Dayton woman arrested on suspicion of possession

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY • At 1:55 p.m., a Dayton woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia after a stop by another deputy investigating a petit larceny case. She was held in lieu of a total of $5,000 bail after the deputy allegedly found a meth pipe on her person.

Vivian Jean (Dodge) Betts

Vivian Jean (Dodge) Betts passed away on February 3, 2015. She was surrounded by her husband, her children, their children, great- grandchildren and those she loved.

‘Thelma & Louise’ conclude film series

CAC’s February film series will conclude tonight with a screening of the 1991 film “Thelma & Louise” at the Art Center. Tickets are $7 for CAC members, $10 for nonmembers and can be purchased in the Center’s Art Bar beginning at 6 p.m. The film will begin at 7 p.m.

Kids Kloset donation

Court Administrator of the Tenth Judicial District Court Sue Sevon, right, recognizes Berney Realty’s contribution to the CASA Kids Kloset.

Margaret Marie “Maggie” Lilly Shepherd

Margaret Marie “Maggie” Lilly Shepherd has gone to her heavenly home to be with her beloved parents. She was born on April 22, 1943 in Medford, Oregon. Her earthly life was completed on January 21, 2015 in Fallon, Nevada.

Ashlee June Robson

Our beautiful baby girl, Ashlee, went home to be with our Heavenly Father. Even though Ashlee’s life here on earth wasn’t as long as we all would have wanted it to be, it was filled with so many wonderful memories.

Karen Baker Scott

Karen Baker Scott, 70, passed away at home on Friday, February 13, 2015, from pancreatic cancer. Karen was born on October 11, 1944 in Orange County, California to Elbert Ellis and Katherine LeNoir (Hambright) Baker. As a young child she lived in San Mateo, California and Seattle, Washington, before moving to Long Island, New York, where she spent her elementary and middle school years

Division of Water Resources checking water levels in Carson area

Beginning the first week of March and continuing into April, staff from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer, will be measuring groundwater levels in wells — primarily irrigation and stock wells — throughout various hydrographic basins in the state.

Carson City woman to share her trip to Nepal March 4

Angela Sullivan, a local woman who travelled to the Tibetan Buddhist heart of the upper Mustang Region of Northern Nepal with her 17-year-old son and a group of students, will talk about her trip at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Carson City Library’s Digitorium.

Panelists to weigh in on fracking in Nevada

A free forum about fracking in Nevada, moderated by Dr. Jim Thomas of the Desert Research Institute, will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall, 449 W. King St.

Local sports roundup: Tiger girls survive to move on

MINDEN — Maddy Lowe sank the second of two free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining Wednesday night to lift Douglas High to a 51-49 victory against North Valleys in a first-round Northern Division I Region Tournament girls basketball contest that literally came down to the wire.

Despite six arrests, Carson City area burglary ring investigation still ongoing

Despite the arrest of Drake Van Cleave, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said detectives aren’t finished breaking up the burglary ring. Van Cleave, 50, was taken into custody by a bailbondsman and turned over to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department. He’s believed to be a key member of the burglary ring that has hit more than 30 residences in western Nevada was arrested Wednesday night.

Senators expect tough game versus Manogue

A key to Carson’s getting the top seed in this year’s playoff was its season sweep of Bishop Manogue.

Carson boys top Manogue in double overtime; advance to regional finals (video)

Kyle Steele went from goat to hero in a span of two plays.

Mamo to play in Minden

The fourth concert in Carson Valley Arts Council’s concert series will feature music from Mamo, a duo of Hawaiian musicians, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center, 1572 U.S. Highway 395 in Minden.

Thursday, February 19

Tolbert steps down after three playoff seasons

Nate Tolbert officially stepped down as Carson High School girls basketball coach following Wednesday night’s playoff loss to Reno High.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY • At 4 a.m., Michael Lee Douglas, 44, was arrested on suspicion of a warrant charging burglary at Carson and Robinson streets. He also was held on two warrants charging contempt of court. Bail was set at $21,500.

Nevada initial unemployment claims decrease in January

Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 15,572 in January, the lowest for that month since 2007.

Nevada Legislature: K-12 needs $200 million more needed just to keep up

Rising enrollments and teacher step increases will require the state to pump more than $200 million more into the K-12 education budget just to maintain current levels of service.

Nevada Legislature: First of GOP tort reform bills heard in Senate Judiciary

The first in what is expected to be a series of tort reform bills introduced by the Republican majority was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Local sports roundup: WNC baseball rolls to end skid

Karnos pitches a gem in easy win for Wildcats HENDERSON — A gem by sophomore pitcher Max Karnos along with offensive executive and aggressive baserunning added up to a 12-0 Western Nevada College baseball victory over College of Southern Idaho on Thursday.

San Francsico Giants Bruce Bochy has heart procedure after feeling discomfort

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy underwent a heart procedure to insert two stents and was to be hospitalized until Friday.

Two more arrests made in Carson City area burglary ring

Carson City Sheriff’s deputies have arrested one of the men they believe is a leader of the ring who has committed numerous burglaries in Carson City, Douglas and Washoe counties over the past six months. It’s also been reported Washoe County Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested Drake Van Cleave, 50, another key suspect in the burglary ring.

View from the Past

We are told that if one wants to take a spin on a boulevard just go out to Beckstead’s Store and take a run down to the Island district. The enterprising farmers of that locality got out as soon as the storm settled and took split log drags and worked the roads down in fine shape. They have arranged to drag the roads of that locality every two weeks during the summer and judging from the start they are making, the Island will have the best roads in the county.

Local organic farm sponsors beekeeper conference

Local organic farm, Nevada Fresh Pak®, is sponsoring the Mason Valley Beekeeper’s fifth annual beekeeping conference, Feb. 27 and 28, in Yerington. This sponsorship will permit scientific beekeeper, Randy Oliver, to attend the conference and educate the local community about the evolving beekeeping industry in congruence with the agriculture industry.

Hopes evaporating with water report

Northern Nevada’s water supply has a grim outlook. The Natural Resources Conservation Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, released its February report, which calculates January’s totals, and the results paint a dry picture.

Nevada Legislature: TRPA seeks budget enhancement to protect against invasive species

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on Friday asked Nevada lawmakers to support Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recommended budget to fund a total of $750,000 a year to protect Lake Tahoe from invasive aquatic species.

Look through this lens when making Social Security decisions

Your Social Security benefits can be an important part of your retirement income strategy. But when should you start taking these payments?

Make it chocolate with a kiss

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day. I was greeted by Watson with a big Lab kiss. There is nothing in the world like a loving chocolate Lab. Watson’s dad also gave me a big kiss and some flowers. Gosh, how lucky can a girl be?

Liberal lies: Media is not biased

Most of mainstream media claims to be “fair and balanced.” Nothing could be further from the truth. With the exception of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, “fair and balanced” is a lie that many hope, if repeated enough, will become truth.

For love of the game

These are grim days. The Legislature may raise taxes. Russian aggression. Terrorism. No Nevada teams in the NCAA tournaments.

Bull sale brings in more than $400K

When the last Valentine’s Day gavel fell, 72 high quality Angus, Charolais, Hereford, Murray Grey Long Yearling and 2-year-old bulls brought a whopping total of $411,500, with a sale average of $5,715 “across the board.”


Two historical exhibits represent and celebrate the culmination of the Nevada Women’s Legacy— 150 Years of Excellence project, in celebration of the Sesquicentennial that included interviews of more than 200 Nevada women in every county of the state, video clips of the interviews on its website, and publishing the Nevada Women’s Legacy book to share the roles and contributions of Nevada Women in shaping the first 150 years of statehood.

USDA loans available for rural projects

USDA Rural Development Nevada has $14 million available to lend to rural communities for a variety of essential community projects, such as buildings, equipment or renovations. These low interest federal loans provide options for a community to finance projects over a longer term.

My lessons in romance

It was Valentine’s Day again almost one week ago and men all over the country made pathetic gestures of romance toward the objects of our affection.

Local CTE programs aim toward future job growth

Gone are the days when a four-year university degree opened the universe for thousands of graduates. Ever since World War I, the United States has been driving more and more toward technical education and careers.

Dead Sara at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s Vinyl

Dubbed by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl as what “should be the next biggest rock band in the world,” Los Angeles-based Dead Sara will storm into Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Vinyl music venue Saturday.

Zany and ‘Bubbles’ Brown at the Improv

Comedian Bob Zany is regular up here at the Improv at Harveys. He could be considered family because he’s heard every Tuesday on my radio show during “The Zany Report.” That’s right folk, it’s the return of Bob Zany!

CEDA workshop planned next week for downtown food hub

The first major step in moving forward with a downtown Fallon hub for a food co-op will include a workshop focusing on local foods and community livability that will result in a “Next Steps Action Plan.”

Nevada Legislature: Square dancers want their hobby to be Nevada’s state dance

Costumed square dancers who do-si-doed in a legislative meeting room say their hobby is good for everything from losing weight to picking up on women.

Beware of Best of Fallon imposter

The second round of a company passing itself off as the Lahontan Valley News Best of Fallon contest has returned. The LVN warned the community about something similar in early December.

CCSD prepares to move forward with three grade-level schools

The Churchill County School Board of Trustees held a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss the recommendation the Budget Committee made because of a $2.3 million deficit.

Senate panel passes construction defect bill

There was another dust up over the GOP’s construction defects legislation Wednesday — this time in the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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

Authorities nab suspected drug trafficker

A Logandale man appeared Thursday in Justice Court on numerous drug charges including trafficking.

County moves forward with dog ordinances

The Churchill County Commissioners agreed at their Wednesday meeting to move forward with enacting dog ordinances in the county.

Karey L. Sallee

A memorial service will be held on February 21st, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Dresslerville Gym. Karey was preceded in death by her Father Pancho Sallee and is survived by her loving Mother, Madeline McDonald, her Son, Rueben Vasquez, and Brother, Joseph McDonald.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Arrest made in burglary ring

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 5:15 p.m., a 39-year-old transient was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny for allegedly trying to take several items from the Save Mart on Highway 50. He was also held on a contempt warrant involving a domestic battery in Lyon County. Total bail was set at $5,690.

Wednesday, February 18

Reno’s fast start crushes Carson

RENO — The Nate Tolbert era ended like it started with a blowout loss to two-time state champion Reno.

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.

Nevada explorer & author visiting Carson City Feb. 26

Stan Paher, who explores Nevada’s ghost towns and desert destinations, will be featured at Nevada State Museum’s Frances Humphrey lecture series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

Carson City United Latino Community offering free citizenship classes

United Latino Community, 1711 N. Roop St., is hosting a free six-week citizenship class from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays starting Feb. 21.

Shelter in Carson City collecting spare change for homeless cats

With the help of Greater Nevada Credit Union, Catmandu, an animal adoption center and shelter at 1829 Brown St., is holding a campaign to collect spare change to help homeless and at-risk cats in the Carson area.

CHS seeks to end skid vs. Reno

Since 2006, Reno High’s girls basketball team has not lost to Carson.

Nevada goes in reverse in loss

Overcomes 15-point deficit in win Saturday; loses 15-point lead in defeat on Tuesday

Armed robberies at Carson City’s Adam and Eve and Crossroads Lounge (with video)

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for a white man between 5-feet 4-inches and 5-feet 8-inches tall. The man is sought in an armed robbery of Adam and Eve, 3220 Highway 50 East No. 1 on Monday night.

Quick start keys Carson win

It was all over in a matter of 3-plus minutes. That’s how long it took Carson High to bolt to an 11-0 lead en route to an easy 66-49 win over North Valleys in the first round of the NIAA Division I playoffs Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Community Roundup: Carson City’s Silver State gymnasts win title

Silver State Gymnastics Academy captured first place over the weekend at the 2015 Gym Nevada Challenge at Gymnastics Nevada in Sparks.

Douglas lands bill arrives in Congress

A lands bill proposed for Douglas County was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

SolarCity enlarges Musk’s area footprint

SolarCity, with 1,000 employees already in Nevada, is expanding service into the Reno-Sparks-Carson City area and helping to grow Elon Musk’s Northern Nevada footprint.

Drought’s threat to trout forces early stocking in Nevada

RENO — For the second year in a row, Nevada wildlife officials are releasing thousands of trout in the Truckee River a month earlier than usual to give them a fighting chance to survive in the cold mountain waters where they’ve spawned for centuries but face increasing threats from drought.

Going(s) the distance

A touch of payback and a relentless attack lifted Sam Goings to his second consecutive state title.

Vikings pilfer Fallon

The South Tahoe girls basketball team ended its 2014-15 season last Saturday by delivering one of its top performances of the entire campaign. The Vikings knocked off playoff-bound Fallon, 49-41, in a Northern Division I-A game at STHS Blue Gym to end an up-and-down season on a winning note.

Wave nails postseason bid

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The South Tahoe boys basketball team met Fallon in a winner-take-all season finale for the last playoff spot in the Division I-A Northern League on Saturday — and couldn’t avoid a season-ending defeat. The Vikings lost to the Greenwave, 60-44, at STHS Blue Gym, a result that left them one win short of the postseason.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks information about missing teen

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about Edward “Bubba” Moser Jr., 17. He was reported as a runaway on Jan. 2. Bubba is described as a white male, 6-feet tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Asa Carter leads Senators into boys basketball playoffs

Asa Carter gets challenged every time Carson High’s boys basketball teams steps on the court.

Spanish Springs edges Douglas

A surge at the end of the first half Tuesday night was the difference for Spanish Springs in its 46-41 opening round Northern Division I Boys Basketball Region Tournament victory against Douglas in Sparks.

Tuesday, February 17

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested after allegedly accusing mom of stealing his pot

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. SATURDAY At 12:26 p.m., two people were arrested on suspicion of felony drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle. Anthony Delacorte, 30, of Las Vegas and Shonae Thacker, 28, of Carson City were both arrested after a search of the vehicle turned up 1.3 ounces of meth and seven grams of heroin.

Nevada Legislature: Virginia City wants to let dogs in bars

Tavern owners in Virginia City have asked the state to allow dogs in bars.

President Obama signs Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act

WASHINGTON (DoD News) — President Barack Obama has signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, or SAV Act.

U.S. Navy honors Black History Month

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy joins our nation in celebrating the vibrant history and culture of African-American and black sailors during African-American/Black History Month throughout February.

When to sign up for Medicare

Most people I know are looking forward to signing up for Medicare just as soon as they can.

Ground breaking raises curtain on cinema project

Churchill County’s economy took another big step Thursday as tribal, city and county officials ushered in a major state-of-the art project north of the Fox Peak gas station that will house an eight-screen multiplex cinema.

Lincoln Day dinner features the ‘man’

Abraham Lincoln, stood tall, pacing the stage and telling his audience of the hardships he faced as president more than 150 years ago.

Free speech victory leaves more work to be done

My non-profit grassroots advocacy organization recently won a huge free speech victory in a Nevada Supreme Court case, but the work of defending our First Amendment rights against government infringement marches on.

Psychopaths by any other name

Some psychopaths claim to be killing for their religion. That doesn’t make it so. No matter what banner they wave, psychopaths who kill others are just plain murderers. Had terrorists not recruited them they would have killed people anyway because that’s how they get their kicks. They’re serial killers. They will kill men, women and children because that’s what makes them feel good. Forget this religion nonsense. They just want to kill people.

Reducing dental fear and anxiety

Thanks to the many advances in dentistry made over the years, most of today’s dental procedures are considered virtually painless.

CCSD meets tomorrow

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

County Commission meets today

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

Lincoln’s Gettysburg vision

Many polls over the years have revealed that President Abraham Lincoln, who guided the United States during turbulent times in the 1860s when the nation in the midst of a civil war, is generally regarded as one of the top presidents in our history.

Health apps can help keep you feeling good

Need help counting calories? Looking for extra workout motivation? There are mobile apps for that.

Burning bright

Blistering heat and grinding metal are just two of the many components for Western Nevada College’s accelerated welding program.

Turkey, anyone?

For some reason I began to laugh when my son Donald said something during his month-long visit to help my other son Douglas and I get through some of our recent medical problems. He left before the latest problem, my doing some still unknown problem to my knee. Wish he was still here, but we are hanging in and doing that day by day thing.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital. January 28, 2015 A girl, Adalia Lissette Solis to Janis Solis and Jesus Manuel Solis-Augillera, weighting 5 pounds,13 ounces and measuring 19 inches.

Project nears completion

The Repurpose Program is almost complete! We are very excited to invite you to the Churchill County Library Rededication Ceremony on Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.

Nevada Legislature: Goicoechea introduces collective bargaining agreement bill

Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, Monday introduced legislation that would require any local government collective bargaining agreement be made public before getting final approval.

Nevada Legislature: Senate exempts school construction from prevailing wage law

On an 11-9 party-line vote, the Nevada Senate Monday exempted school construction from the state’s prevailing wage law.

Missing Carson City teen found safe in Sparks

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that missing runaway Shailene Garcia, 15, has been found in Sparks. She was located at the her grandmother’s residence on Sunday.

Carson High’s O’Keefe loses heartbreaker in state finals

He takes 2nd; Rivera, Basa 3rd; Miller 4th; Carson takes fifth as a team WINNEMUCCA — Carson High came up empty in its quest for an individual NIAA state champion.

Lura Batjer Caldwell

A memorial service for Lura Batjer Caldwell will be held on February 13, 2015 at 1:00pm at Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Ave., Reno, NV. A reception following will be at the Washoe Steak House, 4201 4th St, Reno, NV.

Milan Joseph Tresnit

Milan was born on April 5, 1933 in Kellogg, Idaho to Joseph and Helen (Dejanovich) Tresnit.

Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee cancels Feb. 23 meeting

The Open Space Advisory Committee meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the Sierra Room of the Community Center has been canceled.

Basket maker hosting free presentation in Carson City Wednesday

Sande Rowan, a basket maker, teacher and author, will share a brief history of basket making and demonstrate the traditional coiling techniques she practices in a SENarts event at the Nevada Legislature from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Jean H. James

Jean H. James, born December 28, 1922, left us after a brief illness last night January 21, 2015. She was 92. Jean was born in her grandparents’ home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Monday, February 16

Nevada Legislature: Goicoechea introduces collective bargaining agreement bill

Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, Monday introduced legislation that would require any local government collective bargaining agreement be made public before getting final approval.

Nevada’s ‘Marqueze’ performer paves way

Coleman leads Wolf Pack to comeback victory in overtime RENO — Marqueze Coleman made a special telephone call on Saturday afternoon.

CHS rallies for title

The drought is over. Thanks to an 11-2 run at the end of the third quarter, Carson High’s boys basketball team knocked off Douglas, 37-29, Friday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium to win its first league title since 2003.

Local sports roundup: Riverside hurlers 1-hit Western Nevada

Freshman right-hander Tyler Tungate no-hit the Western Nevada College Wildcats through seven innings to propel Riverside City College to a 7-1 nonconference baseball victory Saturday in Riverside, Calif.

Beekeeping conference Feb. 27-28 in Yerington

Nevada Fresh Pak, a local organic farm, is sponsoring the Mason Valley Beekeeper’s fifth annual beekeeping conference Feb. 27-28 in Yerington.

Western theatrical group seeks members

Nevada Gunfighters, a western theatrical troupe, is recruiting men, women and children to perform or help behind the scenes at its performances around the region.

‘En plein air’ art by Nevada educator visiting Carson City

Natural Memorial Realist, a display by Overton resident Max Bunnell, an “en plein air” artist who paints landscapes and seascapes, will be available Feb. 23 through March 13 at LXS, the Legislative eXhibition Series Gallery at the Nevada State Legislative Building.

Doctor to talk about population control for wild horses Feb. 24

Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick will present a free lecture about fertility control for wild horses and other wildlife at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Las Vegas Strip to dim lights for Jerry Tarkanian tribute

LAS VEGAS — The lights of the Las Vegas Strip are expected to dim this week for deceased University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.

Lois Elinor Fraser Vicks

Lois passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter, Leslie, in the early morning hours of January 30, 2015. Lois was born in Fallon, NV to George D. and Christina M. Fraser. She was the fourth of five children and grew up at the Schacht family ranch in Yerington, NV. She and her brothers and sisters were raised by their mother after their father died when Lois was two. While attending Lyon County High School she met Robert W. Vicks.

A Special Thank You from the Family of Pamela Miller

A huge thank you to all who made the celebration of life for Pamela Miller special. Thank you to all who brought food, Sent flowers, sent condolence cards, made donations in her name to the Lahontan Valley Bird Dog Club, and were there to share in our love of Pamela. During a time like this we realize how much family and friends mean to us... your expression of sympathy will always be remembered.

A Special Thank You from the Family of Edward Ellis

The Edward Ellis family wishes to thank the Smith Family Funeral Home personnel for their assistance at the Memorial Service. All of the staff at the Smith Family funeral home are very professional and caring. The facility is so eloquent and peaceful. A heartfelt thank you to the Smith Family for helping to make our memorial service as perfect as the memories of our loved one.

Barbara Ruth Davis (Hammons)

Barbara (Bobbi) Davis was born in Marysville, CA to James (Jim) Edward Hammons and Alice (Lassie) Jane Ernst. She was raised by her grandparents James Lee and Ruth Schooler Hammons in Chico, CA. Barbara and her husband Roy moved to Carson City, NV from California in 1989 where Roy took the Postmaster position.

Maria Aquino Cumbie

Maria was born September 14, 1951 in Dagupan City, Philippines, and entered heaven February 7, 2015. She was a resident of Fallon NV since 1984.

Charlene Menzies

Charlene Menzies, 74, joined our Heavenly Father in peace on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, after fighting a valiant battle against cancer for the third time. She leaves behind her son Loren and daughter Merri Jo; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many beloved family members and cherished friends. Born in Toledo, Oregon, Charlene lived in Portland, Oregon through her teens, graduating from Franklin High School in 1958.

Marie Barbara Powell

Marie was a San Franciscan native. She graduated from Notre Dame High School (1933) in San Francisco. She worked as a volunteer nurses aide during WW11, along with working for her brother at A.J. Fritz Company in San Francisco. She became a homemaker after marrying Franklyn T Hunter.

Lauretta M. Hopkins-Flores

Lauretta M. Hopkins-Flores, 75, passed away at home in peacefully on February 8, 2015. She was a longtime resident of Carson City, prior to that she lived in Southern California.

Herbert D. “Pete” Petersen

Pete was born in North Bend, Oregon and lived in Coastal Oregon until his family moved to Oakland, California. He joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1949, the day after his 17th birthday.

Fox Carlton Hughes

Fox Carlton Hughes passed away peacefully on January 13th, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Fox was born May 19, 1929 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Judy Rae Ozbun Willis Bagby

Judy Rae Ozbun Willis Bagby died Sunday Feb.8, 2015 at the age of 74. She was born Dec. 11, 1940 in North Bend Kansas. Judy moved to Carson City, NV in 1970 and has been a resident for 44 years.

Dallas “Dally” Shull

Our story started 16 years ago on (Valentines Day) February 14, 1999. Dally was 8 weeks old, free, and in a box outside the Carson City original Wal-Mart. When our eyes met I knew we were meant to find each other. My mom let me bring her home, and my dad allowed me to keep her! Being 13 at the time, I had no clue that God had sent me an angel. Now that I’m 29, it’s never been clearer

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ whips up stunning $81.7 million

LOS ANGELES — Audiences were more than curious to check out the big-screen adaptation of the racy phenomenon “Fifty Shades of Grey” this weekend. The erotic R-rated drama sizzled in its debut, earning an estimated $81.7 million from 3,646 theaters in its first three days, distributor Universal Pictures said on Sunday.

’SNL’ celebrates its big 4-0 with an anniversary special

NEW YORK — With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation’s bicentennial, “Saturday Night Live” celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.

Sunday, February 15

Italian ice treat outlets coming to Carson City area will employ 15-20

One or two licenses for Rita’s Italian Ice outlets will be awarded to qualified franchisees for Carson City and those operators will determine locations. San Francisco Ice Empire, Inc., disclosed Friday after it was announced the previous day it’s going to soon locate at least 60 of the dessert outlets in northern Nevada and California. The outlets provide frozen ice treats and custards. On Thursday, the firm said the initial footprint would be in Carson City and nearby counties: Washoe; Storey; Lyon, and Douglas.

Saturday, February 14

Darrell Moody: CHS students finally show some energy

It was nice to see an actual crowd at a high school basketball game Friday night against Douglas.

Tigers pull inside job in win

She helps lead Douglas to victory over Senators You can call this one an inside job. The Douglas High girls basketball team converted 23 field goals, all from inside the paint with 15 layups, on its way to a 59-36 regular season-ending victory Friday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.

Laxalt warns Anthem data breach victims

Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt warns Nevadans who may have been impacted by the recent Anthem Inc. data breach of a potential phishing e-mail scam targeting current and former members.

Local sports roundup: Carson has strong first day in state wrestling

WINNEMUCCA — Carson High got off to a nice start on the first day of the NIAA State Wrestling Championships at the Winnemucca Events Center on Friday.

Friday, February 13

Carson TV, BAC & digital arts club hosting St. Patrick’s Day film contest

The Brewery Arts Center, Carson TV and Wired Wednesday Digital Arts Club will hold their inaugural St. Paddy’s Film Crawl, a short filmmaking competition whose screening and judging will be on March 14.

Carson City author hosting book signing March 7

Sandie La Nae, a Carson City woman and author of a dozen books, is hosting a book signing during the next Wine Walk from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Morley’s Books, 102 W. King St.

Carson City hosting sesquicentennial display through Feb. 20

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial year may have ended, but it’s still being honored in an exhibit featured in the Nevada Legislature. Artifacts from the year-long celebration are currently on display until Feb. 20 on the second floor of the Legislative Building on the Senate side.

Carson Airport hosting classes to prep for pilot’s test

The nonprofit Shades of Blue and Carson City EAA 403 Young Eagles are presenting Sporty’s Ground School, a preparation workshop for the FAA written test, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Feb. 14 through March 28, in Carson City Airport’s Terminal Building, 2600 E. College Parkway.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Two arrests made on Thursday

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Thursday At 6:02 p.m., a 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny after she was detained by Walmart security for allegedly attempting to take clothing from the store without paying. Bail was set at $250.

Nevada Legislature: TRPA seeks budget enhancement to protect against invasive species

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on Friday asked Nevada lawmakers to support Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recommended budget to fund a total of $750,000 a year to protect Lake Tahoe from invasive aquatic species.

Carson City area burglary ring: Four arrests made; two more sought in regional operation

Four people are now in custody and two more being sought in what Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said is a multi-agency effort to break up a burglary ring. He said the individuals involved are responsible for more than 30 burglaries in Carson City and three surrounding western Nevada counties.

Dog lovers all over world log in to watch Westminster show

NEW YORK — Macarena Robledo loves hounds. All of ‘em, especially petit basset griffon Vendeens. So she fully intends to plop down for a front-row look Monday when the beagles, whippets and Plotts enter the judging ring at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

NAS Fallon responds to active-threat drill

Two gate-runners blew past the barrier gate at Naval Air Station Fallon’s main entrance on Tuesday, hell bent in causing as much mayhem as they could.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrests two in multiple county burglary ring

Carson City, Douglas County and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office’s, along with the Washoe County All Threats/All Crimes Task Force, combined efforts to break the backbone of a residential burglary ring that’s believed to have been operating regionally since the summer/fall of 2014.

Heller land legislation passes U.S. House

Legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) was approved Thursday. H.R. 644, a package of bills aimed at extending tax credits for charitable giving. The bills passed included legislation introduced by Heller, the Conservation Easement Incentive Act of 2015 (S.330).

Interviews to replace Gibbons will be held in Carson City

Interviews for applicants seeking to fill former District Judge Michael Gibbons seat on the Ninth Judicial Court are scheduled for Feb. 24-25 at the Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City.

St. Patrick’s Day film contest in Carson City

The Brewery Arts Center, Carson TV and Wired Wednesday Digital Arts Club will hold their inaugural St. Paddy’s Film Crawl, a short filmmaking competition whose screening and judging will be on March 14.

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.

Thursday, February 12

Six artists to be featured at Legislature Carson City

Some of Northern Nevada’s traditional, folk and contemporary artists will appear at the 2015 Nevada State Legislature in “The Work of Artists,” a series of interactive talks and demonstrations designed to engage artists with the community in which they work. The presentations will be free and will be in Room 3100 at the Nevada State Legislative Building.

Five Carson wrestlers to compete in state meet

Sophomore heavyweight Sheldon Miller admits he’ll be a little nervous when he walks onto the mat to face Bishop Gorman’s Jackson Perry today at the Winnemucca Events Center.

Senators look to finish Sierra season with a win

Carson High, locked in a first-place tie in the Sierra League with Galena, closes out its regular-season schedule tonight against rival Douglas.

Prep roundup: Carson’s McRae, Giron place in top 16 at divisional ski races

Connor McRae and Noah Giron placed in the top 16 at Tuesday’s divisional ski races at Alpine Meadows. McRae was 10th and Giron 15th.

Tark the Shark put Nevada on the sports map

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...There will never be another Jerry Tarkanian in the state of Nevada. Tarkanian put the state on the national sports map.

Health Exchange working much better this year, director says

After a disastrous first year, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange is working much more smoothly this year. The state dropped its independent website and went with the federal exchange this time around and, according to exchange Director Bruce Gilbert, things are working much more smoothly with nearly 39,000 Nevadans enrolled in health insurance plans.

Small firm drought impact loans available

Businesses are eligible in every Nevada county, including the consolidated Carson City, and several counties in neighboring states for federal drought disaster loans.

Financial preparations for a spouse may brighten every Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here. And while it’s certainly fun to give and receive chocolates and roses, why not go a little deeper this year? Specifically, if you are married, consider using this commemoration of love as a starting point for taking care of your spouse in the future — even if you’re not part of it.

State launches program to help jobless find work

Nevada’s employment division has launched a pair of programs to help those workers most likely left behind during the recession to find jobs.

Nevada’s role in trans-U.S. phone construction

Anniversary commemorations that mark significant historical events are important to all of us, for they enable us to reflect upon the past and contemplate the future.

Puppy love for a happier life

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, the time of year to celebrate love and remember loved ones.

Truth, lies and Brian Williams

I don’t normally write about current events or actual news because I’m not a journalist. It’s my job to write about the bizarre and ridiculous things people do; lately those worlds have been colliding. With all of the nonsense going on with Brian Williams, the news has wandered onto my turf, so it’s free game for me to take my shot at it.

Do what for our children?

Throughout almost all history, life was very different in a key way than it is today. It was worse — in a way that experience over the last 300-plus years in developed economies has made it difficult for folks now living in them to understand.


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

View from the Past

The Nevada State Fair is now located at Fallon. Senator Keddie’s bill to move the state fair from Reno to Fallon was not a joke. Fallon and Churchill County gladly welcome the Nevada State Fair to its natural home on “Uncle Sam’s Nine Million Dollar Farm.” Where could one find a more appropriate place in the entire Sagebrush State for the annual meetings of the State Agricultural Society than in the midst of this thrifty farming community with hundreds of prosperous farms clustering like so many gems about the great agricultural and horticultural exhibits?

2.2 earthquake reported near Carson City

The U.S. Geological Survey and the seismological lab at University of Nevada, Reno, reported a 2.2 earthquake located about 3 miles west-south-west of Carson City. The report registered at 5:55 p.m. Thursday.

RadioShack files for bankruptcy

RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy last week, will shut down more than 33 percent of its stores including one in Fallon, reports the company on its website.

Film Series continues with ‘Wild At Heart’

The Churchill Arts Council’s February film series continues tonight with a screening of “Wild At Heart” at the Oats Park Art Center.

Forum to address bi-state sage-grouse conservation, pinyon-juniper vegetation issues

As conservation efforts to preserve the bi-state sage-grouse continue, groups working on the issue, as well as experts from throughout the West and federal agency representatives, are coming together to advance the next steps in addressing one of the major contributing factors to the species’ decline: the expansion of pinyon-juniper vegetation that crowds out the sagebrush-dominated habitat needed for the species’ survival.

Bull sale has heart on Valentine’s Day

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association 49th Annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale is coming to the Fallon Livestock Exchange sales yard on Saturday.

Abe Lincoln to appear at Fallon GOP dinner

Long-time Nevada resident Wally Earhart is taking this year’s Lincoln Day dinner guests down memory road on Saturday … to a time when Nevada became the 36th state in the Union in 1864 and the nation was engaged in a civil war.

Twice would be nice

Senior David Hughes and junior Sam Goings lead the way for the Fallon wrestling team at today and Saturday’s Division I-A state tournament at the Winnemucca Events Center. Today’s action starts at 1 p.m. and at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Fallon in must-win position

Take a weekend series from Sparks and South Tahoe and the Fallon boys basketball team will once again earn a postseason bid. Lose and the dream floats away.

Lady Wave ready for hoops finale

The playoff foe is locked in, but two games still linger before the Fallon girls basketball team can turn its eye toward Elko.

Tark leaves lasting legacy

Jaws terrified the masses of the ocean, while Tark the Shark feasted on the hardwood. Jerry Tarkanian, the legendary UNLV basketball coach, died Wednesday in Las Vegas after a respiratory illness. He was 84.

Nevada baseball opens season in Texas

Returning a key core from last year’s 31 win-team, including consensus preseason All-American Austin Byler, excitement surrounds the University of Nevada baseball team entering the 2015 campaign.

Problems loom over Lewis Spill project

A project once thought to be on the verge of completion is anything but close to finished. In fact, construction on a new low-head hydroelectric generator and pipes at Lewis Spillway are undergoing significant problems.

Churchill County Museum celebrates local artist

The Churchill County Museum will have Edith Isidoro-Mills photography exhibit displayed until Thursday.

Archers nab 3rd state title in 4 years

There is another dynasty taking aim at Churchill County High School. Spearheaded by coach Dean Schultz, the Greenwave archery club hauled in its third state title in four years last week at the state meet in Las Vegas at South Point Hotel Casino.

Changes come slowly to McGill

The former mining town of McGill in eastern Nevada has seemingly defied time. While the town has certainly changed over the years, particularly after a state prison was built on the outskirts several decades ago, it has somehow managed to look unchanged, especially its downtown district.

Valentine’s Day means family

The meaning of Valentine’s Day can vary from person to person and it can evolve over time when a family expands, but the true purpose of Valentines Day is spending it with the ones we love.

With equal skill and luck, Ligety wins bronze

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Ted was done like dinner. He said it himself.

Squaw’s Travis Ganong earns silver medal in World Champs downhill

BEAVER CREEK — Travis Ganong put down the run of his life on Saturday during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships downhill race, and in spite of the tremendous pressure on U.S. racers to perform at home, he managed to pull it off.

Prep roundup: Douglas boys clinch playoff berth

MINDEN — Zach Kellar scored 19 points and Connor Lyons 15 Tuesday and the Douglas High boys basketball team clinched a playoff berth with its 68-52 Senior Night victory against Damonte Ranch at Randy Green Court.

Price delivers knockout for Carson

His 3-point play powers CHS to 2-OT slugfest win RENO — The dream is still alive.

To spend $100 million or not to spend $100 million

When real estate agents receive a home listing, they typically have a checklist: stage and take photos of the home; advertise the listing online; post a sign out front; and perhaps host an open house. When a real estate agent lists a home in the multi-million dollar range — a house Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty co-listing agent Lexi Cerretti calls a super prime property — the marketing approach completely changes. A Sunday open house will no longer suffice.

Wednesday, February 11

No. 3 Wave

For the second time in as many years, Sam Goings and David Hughes stand alone as the best in the north.

Lady Wave drills Dust Devils

The only question left is whether the Fallon girls basketball will don its home whites or road greens in the first round of next week’s Northern Division I-A regional tournament in Fallon.

Fallon rights ship in blowout over Dayton

Like a bolt of lightening, the Fallon boys basketball team exploded on Senior Night. The Greenwave drilled Dayton, 84-47, on Monday in a Northern Division I-A game at the Elmo Dericco Gym to keep pace with South Tahoe for the final playoff spot.

Heck takes pole vault title in Idaho

Nathan Heck is poised for another big year. The senior standout is in midseason form after winning the high school pole vault at the Jackson’s Invite indoor meet at Boise State University on Friday and Saturday.

Pack baseball picked third in Mountain West

The University of Nevada baseball team was selected third in the 2015 Mountain West coaches preseason poll, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Sam Martin makes splash for WSC

Competing in the final women’s swim meet of the regular season, ex-Greenwave swimmer Sam Martin aims to improve on last year’s success at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships for Western State Colorado University today.


LAS VEGAS — He couldn’t stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

Community roundup: Carson bowlers continue to roll

Tyler Lethcoe, Chris Baird and Conlin Herrick led Carson High’s bowling squad to a 42-3 win over Damonte Ranch. The win upped Carson’s record to 5-0.

Nevada lawmakers looking at sales and service taxes

Lawmakers want to review Nevada’s sales tax structure as part of a series of discussions on the state’s major revenue streams.

Cream (puffs) rise to top for Valentine’s Day

Love and romance always seem to be in the air the week before Valentine’s Day.

Nevada Legislature: Capitol Police pay gap raised by lawmakers

Lawmakers were told on Tuesday the Capitol Police division has a 32 percent vacancy rate at present and always has difficulty not only recruiting officers but keeping them.

First-half barrage buries CHS

RENO — Going nearly 10 minutes without a point is tough to come back from against most teams. Against Bishop Manogue it’s downright impossible.

Utah St. beats Nevada

LOGAN, Utah — Chris Smith scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting to lead four Aggies in double figures as Utah State ran past Nevada 75-62 Tuesday night.

Tuesday, February 10


The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association 49th Annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale will be held at the Fallon Livestock Exchange sales yard on Valentine’s Day at 11:30 a.m.

Nevada Senate sustains five Sandoval vetoes

The Nevada Senate on Tuesday put to rest the remaining five bills vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval after lawmakers went home in 2013.


Western Nevada College has named its students to the Fall 2014 Dean’s List. For consideration to WNC’s Dean’s List, students must complete at least 12 units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

November’s taxable sales show promise

Taxable sales across Nevada rose to almost 7 percent in November, compared to the same month in 2013.

Logos Christian Academy Honor Roll

1st Quarter “A” Honor Roll Mason Storm (2nd) Jillian Burns (3rd) Reagan Fox (3rd)

PERS hearing draws no fire over premium increase

The Public Employees Retirement System presented on Thursday its budget before the Senate Finance Committee.

Recognizing signs of depression

Longfellow wrote, “Into each life some rain must fall.” And each of us has ways of coping with the sadness that’s an inevitable part of life. But sadness that doesn’t go away or that keeps you from enjoying things you usually like could be a sign of clinical depression.

Banishing those mean winter blues

Lots of people get a touch of the winter blues, but for some, the mood changes are way beyond a seasonal funk. They get super-cranky and anxious, feel exhausted and sleepy all the time; they eat more sweets, can’t concentrate and stop hanging out with friends — all signs of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or winter depression.

NAS Fallon hosts information fair

Naval Air Station Fallon’s leadership recently held an information fair in the base gym with sailors, civilians and family members.

Terrorists of a different color

Terrorism: “The unlawful use of violence or threat of violence to instill fear and coerce governments or societies.” U.S. Department of Defense definition.

Debunking the biggest myth in Nevada

So there’s Big Foot. The Loch Ness Monster. Leprechauns. Mermaids. And, of course, the Space Aliens being hidden at the top secret Area 51 military complex in Nevada’s outback.


I was glad to hear that Gov. Brian Sandoval feels it is important to address education in Nevada. However, the most critical element required to turn education around in Nevada was not addressed. The real crisis is the state’s inability to hire and retain highly qualified teachers for every classroom in Nevada.

Traffic jam in the kitchen

What’s that saying, it always rains when it pours or something like that. There’s the Bible verse that states that God won’t give you more than you can handle. He and I have just had a talk and I told him enough already.

Health officer says no scientific connection between vaccines and autism

State Health Officer Tracey Green told lawmakers on Friday despite the concerns raised by some parents, there’s no proven connection between vaccinations — including for measles — and autism in children.

Rolling up our sleeves in Carson City

The ceremonial glad-handing and smiles for the camera in Carson City kicked off the 2015 Legislature last week.

Health officials keep eye out for possible measles cases

With more than 100 cases of reported measles popping up around the United States, local health officials assured Churchill County residents the community is taking necessary precautions.

CCSD pays all expenses for Jump Start College

The Churchill County School District Board approved at their Thursday night meeting to pay for all expenses for the Churchill County High School’s Jump-Start program.

How to keep fit and healthy on the road

Even the most disciplined exercisers face fitness hurdles when traveling: from varied schedules to unhealthy foods to the lack of fitness equipment. Nonetheless, experts say that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is absolutely possible while traveling.

City helps growth with building permit change

The city of Fallon recently announced that in hopes of stimulating building in Fallon, they have changed its requirements for building permits.

Northside fundraiser

Northside Early Learning Centers Parent Involvement Committee will be hosting a Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast Saturday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in its cafeteria. Meal tickets are $3 and include: Pancakes, fresh fruit, bacon or sausage, and juice or milk. All proceeds will go to Sarah Berry, who is fighting cancer, and her family. Tickets can be purchased at NELC.

Nevada Legislature: Businesses oppose giving local governments more autonomy

Nevada state senators were urged on Monday to oppose a plan giving local governments more autonomy in handling certain issues currently controlled by the state.

Fallon PD organizes counterfeit class

After a string of counterfeit currency hit the streets of Fallon two weeks ago, the urge to inform the business community became a priority.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office participating in Joining Forces

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in Joining Forces through February.

Monday, February 9

Carson City’s Capitol Mall news: ‘Impressive’ and ‘exciting’

Reactions ranging from “impressive” to “super-excited” came after the unveiling of various details regarding plans for a privately-funded Carson City Capitol Mall project. “I think what’s impressive to me about the Capitol Mall project,” said Mayor Robert Crowell, “is there’s a lot of private capital that’s coming to Carson City now.”

Extra floor for housing at old Citibank building in Carson City

The former Citibank building in downtown Carson City may get an additional top floor for housing units, Miya MacKenzie, local spokesperson from the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation, said Monday. “That’s something that we’re investigating,” said MacKenzie, who has acted as the Adams foundation’s local public relations person in connection with her MacWest Marketing firm but now solely is the foundation’s local representative. She said she is phasing out of her firm.

Nevada Legislature: Businesses oppose giving local governments more autonomy

Nevada state senators were urged on Monday to oppose a plan giving local governments more autonomy in handling certain issues currently controlled by the state.

Carson City retail, office occupancy rates a bit better

It’s steady-as-she-goes and trending in the right direction regarding Carson City’s economic recovery as gauged by retail and office occupancy and vacancy rates. That was the report from NAI Alliance of Carson City, the commercial real estate office here whose principals and founding partners are Andie Wilson and Brad Bonkowski.

Former SOS Ross Miller lands job with Fine Entertainment

Former Secretary of State Ross Miller has been hired as vice president for business development and general counsel at Fine entertainment in Las Vegas

Wells to take over budget office March 2

Jim Wells has been named interim Director of Administration replacing Julia Teska, whose resignation is effective March 2.

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. FRIDAY • At 10:13 a.m., Adrian Garcia-Montez, 21, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle. Deputies caught up with him after the vehicle’s owner followed the car on to Carson Street and College Parkway. Bail was set at $25,000 on the felony charge.

Boys basketball | Carson Senators battle Bishop Manogue in key Sierra League contest

Carson High travels to Bishop Manogue Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a key boys basketball contest.

Western Nevada College baseball falls to Cochise

HENDERSON — Western Nevada got off to a quick start with two first-inning runs, but was held in check the rest of the way in a 7-3 loss to Cochise Sunday afternnoon.

Russell A. Thornhill

Passed away peacefully at home January 16, 2015 in Carson City, Nevada. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Thornhill, son Gary Thornhill (Mary) and grandsons Joe (Kelly) and Spencer Thornhill.

Trio of Senator champs for CHS

RENO — Carson High struck gold three times at Saturday’s NIAA Regional Wrestling Championships.

Downtown Carson City to see ‘innovation district’ by 2018

An “innovation district” called the Capitol Mall will rise by 2017 or 2018 in downtown Carson City, according to backers. That’s the gist of the message touting the proposed technology-oriented multiplex as it was outlined by two developers and associates. It’s a project covering several square blocks that will include a 150 key hotel, a companion tech conference center, two office structures, two parking garages, retail shops, bistros, and an amenity-filled green space plaza for community gatherings.

Carson City gallery puts art photos of drought on display

The Capital City Arts Initiative is hosting The Driest State: Nevada Watersheds, a photo exhibition by Nolan Preece, through May 28 at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser St.

Paul M. Dixon

Paul passed away peacefully at his home in Topaz Ranch Estates following a brief illness. His wife and family were present. He was an outdoorsman who loved spending time with his friends on their ATVs, golfing, fishing, boating, swimming, and traveling in the motorhome.

Three suspects arrested in Carson City after armed robbery attempt

Three men were arrested afte the Carson City Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls of a robbery in progress in the 1000 block of Woodside Drive. Tashawn Sharp, 34, of Sacramento was arrested and charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit robbery; Joseph Moore, 33, of Sacramento was arrested and charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Jamal Kemp, 28, of Sacramento was arrested and charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Sunday, February 8

CHS tied up by Galena (with video)

Tied up with two games to go. That is the situation atop the Sierra League standings entering the final week of the regular season after Galena slammed Carson, 64-42, Friday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium to snap the Senators’ nine-game winning streak.

Carson City’s WNC softball adds two for 2016 season

The Western Nevada College softball team has added to an already talented freshman class by signing two high school players to letters of intent.

Local sports roundup: Carson City’s WNC baseball sweeps nation’s No. 3 team

HENDERSON — In a preseason survey of National Junior College Association baseball programs, the Cochise Apaches were the choice to win their third straight Western District title.

Nevada Legislature: Local governments see chance for more home rule

Session after session, local governments have brought their case to the Legislature asking for at least some control over purely local issues and problems.

Gov. budget balanced on $1.8 billion in added money

All eyes and most of the talk has been focused on the $1.1 billion worth of extended sunsets and new taxes in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recommended 2016-17 budget.

Sweet 16 for Carson City’s WNC baseball recruiting

The word is out. An outstanding reputation has transformed the Western Nevada College baseball program into a magnet for developing players.

Saturday, February 7

Carson City Sheriff’s Office saturation patrols lead to 60 citations

During the month of January the Carson City Sheriff’s Office conducted saturation patrols in the Carson City area. The focus of these patrols was to reduce crashes in areas that many crashes have occurred in the past.

Four Carson City businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

Four Carson City businesses failed an “Alcohol Sale to Minors Compliance Check” held recently by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Of the 28 local businesses that were checked, four failed to fall into compliance: The Blue Bull, 107 East Telegraph St.; Firkin & Fox bar, 310 South Carson St.; Terribles Gas Station, 4640 South Carson St.; and AM/PM, 4340 North Carson St.

Tahoe resident Tatiana Leibel guilty in husband’s murder

Minden, Nev. — A Lake Tahoe woman was convicted Thursday night of second degree murder in the Feb. 23, 2014, shooting death of her husband. Tatiana Leibel, 50, was found guilty by a Minden jury, who deliberated for more than seven hours in the case. The jury reported reaching a verdict just after 9 p.m. Thursday. The trial began Jan. 27.

Bizarre finish costs Carson girls

Senators let one slip away in bizarre finish It was a risky move, and it backfired in a big way on the Carson High girls basketball team.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office bust nets 10 pounds of pot

Acting on an informant’s tip, Carson City Sheriff’s deputies Thursday arrested two Californians and seized 10.6 pounds of marijuana. Derek Peterson, 24, and Maile Rose Daugherty, 20, were both arrested on suspicion of felony transportation of a drug for sale and felony possession of marijuana.

Health officer says no scientific connection between vaccines and autism

State Health Officer Tracey Green told lawmakers on Friday despite the concerns raised by some parents, there’s no proven connection between vaccinations — including for measles — and autism in children.

Local sports roundup: CHS wrestling fifth, Carson City’s WNC teams beat nation’s No. 3 clubs

RENO — The Carson High wrestling team has a great deal of ground to make up today in the final day of the NIAA Regional Championships at Reno High School.

Daytona is right around the corner

Check out ESPN Radio at 10 a.m. today. I

Friday, February 6

Douglas County seeks help in identification of shoe thiefs

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three persons of interest in a theft at the Famous Footwear Store located on Topsy Way in Carson City. Four males entered the store and while two males distracted the clerk, the other two males stole two pairs of shoes.

Senators eager to battle for regional title, state berths

Carson High, fresh off a second-place finish at the Placer Duals, sends its 18-man squad to Reno High today for the NIAA Regional Championship.

Carson City’s International Film Weekend in full force

The second annual International Film Weekend kicked off Thursday.

Joe Borges, Sr.

Joe Borges Sr. passed away February 4, 2015 at his home in Moundhouse. Joe was born February 4, 1932 in Long beach, CA to Joseph and Anna Borges

Imogene Meyer

Imogene Meyer passed away February 2, 2015, in Carson City at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Joel, in 2002, her parents and her brother. She is survived by her three children, David, Janice, and Beverly, two grandchildren, Shani and Andrew, and one great granddaughter, Cayla. At her request, there will be no services.

PERS hearing draws no fire over premium increase

The Public Employees Retirement System presented its budget before the Senate Finance Committee Thursday. However, not a single question was raised about the 2.25 percent premium increase approved by the PERS Board.

Two arrested in connection to case of missing Lyon woman

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Nevada Division of Investigation, arrested Ryan Coddington and Toni Hardin on suspicion of open murder in connection with the disappearance of Alea Clark, who was reported missing by family members on Jan. 9. On Feb. 3, human remains were recovered from the Lake Lahontan State Park. They are believed to be that of Alea. The murder investigation continues into more possible accomplices.

Prep roundup: CHS boys, girls host big games

Carson High’s girls and boys basketball teams are home tonight for critical Sierra League games against the Galena Grizzlies starting at 5:15 and 7 p.m., respectively.

Thursday, February 5

Pack’s recruiting class nothing to be excited about

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The Nevada Wolf Pack didn’t exactly set the Mountain West on fire during Wednesday’s National Letter of Intent signing day.

Winter the best time to test homes for cancer-causing gas

Winter may be the best time to kick back at home and catch up on some of those television series or movies, but it is also a peak time for radon accumulation in the home.

Two-vehicle crash delays traffic on Williams Ave.

A two-vehicle accident snarled traffic on West Williams Avenue near Allen Road early Wednesday afternoon.

The requests lines are open

Every once in a while, I get requests from readers curious to hear my thoughts on certain topics and issues. I don’t know why they care; I can only assume that these folks are shut-ins, members of Congress or other people with too much time on their hands.

Nevada’s budget: A public-interest perspective

When I ran for controller, I said I’d post a monthly controller’s report. Less than a month into my term, the first one is on the controller’s web site. In sum, it says ...

Watson gets shots and treats

With all the news about vaccinations (or lack of) and the recent measles outbreak, I was happy to be reminded that Watson’s vaccines were due. I’m well aware that dogs don’t get measles, but there are diseases that dogs get. As a pet parent I’m more than happy to give my dog the best protection modern medicine can offer.

Construction defect, wage reform top business items

The 2015 Nevada Legislature convened Monday and the state’s business community is guardedly optimistic it may get what it wants out of the session.

Prepare for 2016 ACA deadlines

Employers should prepare for the reporting requirements mandated by the Affordable Care Act even though the deadline to file has been pushed to 2016, say employee benefit experts.

When investing, use the power of ‘3’

Many factors will affect your results as an investor — and some of these factors are beyond your control, such as interest-rate movements or the Eurozone debt crisis or the sales results of the companies in which you invest. However, as you work toward your financial goals, you will find that you actually have control over three of the most important drivers of investment success: time, money and return.

View from the Past

When one of Stillwater Homesteader W.D. Kemp’s horses knocked a piece of bright blue rock to one side he noticed it had a strong copper stain. Later he returned to his mine located 17 miles southeast of Fallon and prospected the find which he believed was copper ore. A letter from the University of Nevada, however, indicated that Mr. Kemp discovered aluminum instead of copper. As is well-known, aluminum is highly valuable and very scarce. Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, February 5, 2015

My health insurance adventure

Well, it happened. I finally threw in the towel and decided I needed to sign up for health care. Actually, I had no choice.

The English Beat to play at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s Vinyl

The sounds of second-wave ska will come to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe this weekend when ska pioneers the English Beat take the stage at Vinyl, the casino’s music venue.


The Governor’s Office of Economic Development wants to target companies that will bring higher paying jobs to Nevada.

Program works to ID voters who moved

The Secretary of State’s Elections division is asking upwards of $53,000 to continue and expand participation in a multi-state program seeking to identify people registered to vote in more than one jurisdiction.

Churchill County fills new position

The Churchill County Commissioners approved Social Services Director Shannon Ernst as the new public guardian and with doing so the county will be hiring for a full-time human services specialist.


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

City of Fallon avoids Justice Department legal issue

The city of Fallon reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to settle allegations the city engaged in a pattern of discrimination against applicants for city positions.

Churchill on USDA’s drought list

Churchill County has been designated as a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of damages and losses from the drought.

Counterfeit class is set for Feb. 13

The Fallon Police Department is hosting a counterfeit class on Feb. 13 at the Old Post Office, 90 N. Maine St.

CCSD issues letter on measles

Media outlets throughout the area have been reporting on one possible (not yet confirmed) case of measles in a toddler in Churchill County.

Tips for ousting the spies inside your phone

You just had a flat tire along a dark country road. Luckily, you downloaded a flashlight app into your cellphone and now can put it to use.

Ground breaking planned for new cinema

The spotlight will be shining on the Fallon Tribal Development Corporation when it breaks ground Thursday at 11 a.m. on a new Fox Peak Cinema across the street from Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

A visit to historic Bunkerville

Southern Nevada’s history is intertwined with that of the Church of Latter Day Saints. In 1855, Mormon settlers were the first non-Indians to settle in Southern Nevada with the construction of a small adobe fort in a place known as Las Vegas (Spanish for “the meadows”).

CCHS graduation rates drop

The Nevada Department of Education released the statewide cohort graduation rate for the class of 2014, which reveals a drop for Churchill County.

Third counterfeit suspect arrested

A Sparks man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a string of counterfeit bills passed in Fallon last week, according to Fallon Police Capt. Vern Ulrich.

Stadtman inks LOI with Malone

Greenwave offensive lineman Cody Stadtman announced Wednesday he will attend Malone University (Ohio), a Division II school, at the Elmo Dericco Gym during an event with friends, family and teachers in attendance.

Regional ready

Win or go home is all that is left for the Fallon wrestling team.

Fallon continues to represent on Signing Day

National Signing Day is one of most special moments for players and their parents and families, as well as coaches and their institutions. All of the hard work in the recruiting process has paid off on all ends. The beauty of this day is, despite the Division I schools overshadowing everyone else, is that every high school senior wanting to play at the next level will get a chance.

Fallon aims to Buck trend

The philosophy is to put the first game to bed early, rest the starters and then turn the biggest game of the season.

Wave faces crucial tests

It is easy to overlook a downtrodden team with no playoff aspirations and focus on a contender.

Polian is high on his class

Brian Polian believes his Nevada Wolf Pack football team took a giant step on Wednesday toward reaching its goals.

Nevada law enforcement from 17 counties gather for AG’s summit

More than 100 law enforcement officials representing Nevada’s 17 counties are gathering in Carson City for a summit hosted by Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

Effort to ban online gambling being revived in Congress

LAS VEGAS — A Utah congressman is reviving an effort to ban online gambling throughout the United States.

Carson City’s Purcell making strong first impression

RENO — When Nevada’s softball squad opens its 2015 season Friday at the Kajikawa Classic against Fordham, a familiar face is going to be in the Pack’s starting lineup.

Supervisor Bonkowski to hold month breakfast Friday morning

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his monthly “Breakfast with Brad” at 7 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box restaurant. The monthly get together will start 30 minutes earlier than in the past beginning this month, to allow more time for people to talk and still get to work on time. All Carson City residents are invited and Bonkowski will buy the coffee.

Jean Elizabeth “Betty” Tedford

Jean Elizabeth “Betty” Tedford went to Heaven on January 29, 2015. Betty was born, Jean Elizabeth Woodward on February 8, 1922 in White Rock, Elko County to James and Vivien (Williams) Woodward. As a young girl, Betty lived in various towns in Northern Nevada: Sulphur, Lovelock, Imlay, and Fallon.

University of Nevada, Reno receives $690,000 grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Nevada Reno $690,000 for the college’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.

Nevada Supreme Court opens door to refilling charges in Carson City sex assault case

The Nevada Supreme Court this week modified a September order, opening the door for the Carson City District Attorney’s Office to refile charges in a child sexual assault case.

‘Second Skin’ exhibit opens in Office eXhibition Series Gallery in Carson City

Sarah Lillegard works in what she calls “second skin.” The Reno artist featured in the latest show at the Office eXhibition Series Gallery has worked in fabrics that explore group identity, belonging and symbols, in garments sometimes called clan jackets, which Lillegard says communicates meaning, cultural legacies and myths.

Carson City to host Pat Gardner and violinist Gregory Maytan Saturday

The Carson City Symphony Association will present an evening of music, conversation, wine and dessert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at a private home in Jacks Valley, south of Carson City.

Heartbreaking finish for Wolf Pack

Nevada has chance at the buzzer before falling just short RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack played its best game of the season Wednesday night.

Wednesday, February 4

Alumni notebook: How Carson City athletes are doing in college

BASKETBALL Rafe King, Carson, Columbia College: Has appeared in 22 games and is averaging 12 points, 1.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game.

Carson City live entertainment listings

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

College basketball | Wolf Pack hosts San Diego State tonight

RENO —The San Diego State Aztecs know what they are good at. “Defense,” guard Aqeel Quinn said. “That’s our starting point.

Program works to ID voters who have moved

The Secretary of State’s Elections division is asking upwards of $53,000 to continue and expand participation in a multi-state program seeking to identify people registered to vote in more than one jurisdiction.

Community roundup: Hockey squads take a first and second in Elko Tourney

The Sierra In-Line hockey squad sent two teams to a recent tournament in Elko and came away with a first and second place.

Carson survives scare at Wooster

Carson survives scare vs. Colts RENO — Carson High really showed what winning ugly was Tuesday night.

Prep roundup: Douglas girls clinch home playoff contest

MINDEN — The Douglas girls basketball team (11-2 league, 19-4) cruised past Galena 34-25 on Tuesday to clinch a top-two finish in the Sierra League and homecourt advantage for the first-round of the playoffs.

Carson girls hold off Wooster

RENO — Carson High withstood a valiant fourth-quarter rally by Wooster to grab a 50-42 Sierra League win Tuesday night.

Bently preserves history at Minden Flour Mill

Before the Minden Flour Milling Co. building can begin life anew as a distillery, Bently Enterprises will preserve the iconic structure’s past. This summer renovations will start on the 109-year-old building and surrounding edifices, including the adjacent creamery building designed by Frederic DeLongchamp, the famed architect and Reno native who designed the Washoe County Court House, Reno Post Office and the Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad Depot that recently reopened as The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery. The buildings will then be turned into the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, a maker of whiskey and gin and one of a handful of artisan brewers launched in Nevada since passage of a craft distillery law in 2013.

Working to state

A trio of undefeated performances at last weekend’s Northern Division I-A regional dual meet gives the Fallon wrestling team a solid starting point.

Lady Wave clinches

It wasn’t the most efficient game, but the Fallon girls basketball team clinched its berth into the Northern Division I-A postseason.

Fallon drops Truckee

Thanks to a trio of scorers mixed with a South Tahoe loss, the Fallon boys basketball team kept its leg up in the drive toward the postseason.

Seattle call still a mystery

A defining decision leading to the wildest finish in Super Bowl history and leaving more than 100 million people wondering, shouting and in dumbfounding shock.

Charlie Abowd: Meatloaf is the comfort food snow dance

I have been holding off presenting this classic meatloaf recipe for that point when Carson City and surrounding areas would be happily buried in many feet of snow, as I consider meatloaf by any definition, to be a cold-weather comfort food.

Tuesday, February 3


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital:

Calling the governor’s bluff on his new budget challenge

Do you know the most outrageous thing about Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s (R&R-Advertising) billion dollar tax hike proposal?

Common Coreconfusion at symposiums

Weeks of planning should have produced several interesting symposiums for Carson City and Fallon residents to learn more about Common Core State Standards, a measuring stick for what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics by the end of each grade.

Unlocking sprouted grains:

Sprouted grains have been popular among health food junkies for years, but they’ve only recently hit the mainstream, popping up everywhere from breads and cereals to restaurant menus. This hot new healthy ingredient has loads of nutritional benefits and is increasingly easy to find. But what exactly are sprouted grains?

The Doctors: Is gastric bypass surgery right for you?

Gastric bypass is the most common of weight-loss surgeries, and research shows it’s most effective. Here’s what you should know.

Joni keeps squealing ‘No’

In an article written by Jen Hayden on Jan. 22, she takes issue with Sen. Joni Ernst’s, R-Iowa, claim of her humble beginnings and how they made ends meet by the sweat on their brow and the dirt on their hands. Actually members of her family had a lot of help from the government.

Dip in 2014 gaming win blamed on lagging Baccarat

Total gaming win by Nevada casinos fell 1.1 percent in 2014, ending a streak of four consecutive increases.

Churchill County jobless rate hits 5.3 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in December — the first time the overall rate has been that low since June 2008.

Your leg pain may be something serious

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects more than 7 million adults, including one in three over age 70, according to the American Heart Association. These people have four to five times the risk for heart disease and stroke and are likely to go undiagnosed.

January veteran of the month

James (Gunny) Utterback has been recognized as Nevada’s January 2015 Veteran of the Month by the Nevada Department of Veteran Services.

Contest winner announced

Marie Nygren is the winner of the CC Communications 2015-2016 Directory Cover Contest.

U.S. Air Force band will perform in Carson City

Mayor Robert Crowell, representing the city of Carson City, and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce is collaborating to bring the United States Air Force Band of Washington D.C. to the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center for a free concert at 7 p.m. on March 4.

School Board meets Thursday

A regular meeting of the Churchill County School District Board will be held Thursday at 5:45 p.m. in the Churchill County Administration Office, 690 S. Maine St.

Looking at options to save money

The Churchill County School District left its audience baffled after its special meeting Thursday night to address the $2.3 million deficit the district is facing.

Commissioners to hold meeting

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

Cat tracks seen near irrigation canal

Although there was not an actual big cat sighting, a Churchill County resident discovered paw tracks on his property located north of Wildes Road and an irrigation canal.


Fallon’s Relay for Life kicked off the 2015 season on Saturday with a sports-themed, taco dinner at the Elks lodge.

Nevada Legislature: John Hambrick elected Assembly Speaker

The threatened revolt to try block election of John Hambrick as Assembly Speaker — feared by some, hoped for by others — never materialized as the 2015 Nevada Legislature opened for business Monday.

Bessie Minor Swift Foundation targets literary efforts in Fallon

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation has announced that it is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Fallon and its surrounding area.

U.S. women’s ski team at home in Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Now here for a few days, the women of the U.S. Ski Team are feeling comfortable at their first-ever World Championships at home.

Snow scanty but still fun for all at Squaw Valley

KIds are what winter sports are all about.

Monday, February 2

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Multiple DUI and domestic battery charges during weekend

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 7:26 p.m., a 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after allegedly taking items from Walmart without paying. She was jailed in lieu of $750 bail plus another $500 for a contempt of court warrant. The 20-year-old with her was charged with petit larceny and as a minor consuming alcohol and held in lieu of $400 bail.

Super Bowl: Patriots win garners $3.26 million for Nevada sports books

Nevada sports books won a total of $3.26 million from bets made on this year’s Superbowl. Gaming Control Board Chairman A.J. Burnett said that is a 2.8 percent hold on $115.98 million in total bets made on the game.

Sophomores carry CHS to win

Carson High fans got a look at the future and it looks bright indeed.

Charles Manson marriage license to expire without a wedding

FRESNO, Calif. — A 26-year-old woman with the nickname Star who says she is going to marry 80-year-old mass murderer Charles Manson will have to wait a while longer.

Western Nevada College baseball starts year 3-1

Western Nevada College took its young baseball team to a season opening tournament in Las Vegas last weekend, and came home with three victories in four outings.

Lonnie “Jack” Dossey, Jr.

Jack passed away peacefully January, 21, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 8, 1936 in Shawnee OK to Vera & Lonnie Dossey.

Ronald “Ron” L. Simek

Ronald “Ron” L. Simek, 85, of Genoa, NV, formerly of Medford, WI, passed away Tuesday January 20, 2015 at Renown Hospital in Reno. Ron was born November 9, 1929, to Josef and Vlasta (Hrdlicka) Simek, at the family homestead in the Township of Ogema, WI.

Peter Stephen Comeaux, Sr.

Peter Stephen Comeaux Sr., age 75, resident of Paris, Texas, passed away January 12, 2015. He was born September 14, 1939, in Pensacola, Florida. He graduated from Catholic High School in 1957.

Jerry L. Pilkington

The world was blessed with the soul of Jerry L Pilkington on Jan. 7th, 1954. On Dec. 24, 2014, he left this world to be with his mother Fanny May Coffrin, father Major Pilkington, wife Virginia French Pilkington, and grandson Deontte Washington

Joseph D. Winters

Joseph Winters passed away at the age of 26. He was born in South Lake Tahoe, Ca. to the parents of Rene and Joe Winters.

Beckie Sue Bartel

Beckie passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday January 18. Beckie was a free spirited, loving and caring person that touched many hearts.

Clement George Lipke

Clement George Lipke passed away on January 15, 2015, in Fallon, Nevada. He was born in Wichita, Kansas on October 13, 1937, to George and Gertrude Lipke. He grew up on the family dairy farm and attended Clearwater High School in Clearwater, Kansas. He married Mary Ellen Ferris on April 11, 1959, and together they had six children. They settled on ten acres west of Haysville, Kansas.

Pete Lauren Aja

Pete Aja died Jan. 18 after having a heart attack on Jan. 14. He was born in Gardnerville, Nev., and came to Fallon in his late teens.

Taxes, state budget to dominate 2015 Legislative session in Carson City

After almost two months of tooth gnashing and drama surrounding whether Nevada needs more tax revenue to run state government, the 2015 Legislature begins the process of figuring that out on Monday.