Stories for May 2015


Sunday, May 31

Nevada Legislature: Budget includes pay raises for state workers; bridge funding for Western Nevada College

The budget deal worked out between the governor and lawmakers includes pay raises for state workers in both years of the biennium.

Nevada Legislature: Assembly reviews tax plan, takes no action

The Nevada Assembly met as a committee of the whole on Saturday to review the latest amendments to the bill designed to balance Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget.

Saturday, May 30

Stewart Indian School in Carson City moving to become historic museum and culture center

After years of work and hopes, Stewart Indian School is poised to make a major leap forward in efforts to protect, restore and develop the complex into an historic site, museum and cultural center.

Nevada Artists Association Gallery runs through June 19

The People’s Choice Award winner from the Nevada Artists Association’s recently-ended “Spring Has Sprung” show was “Out of the Cave,” an oil painting of two bobcat cubs by Carson City’s Vilma Weneck.

Carson Tahoe Health launches lung cancer screening program

Lung cancer is ranked among the top three health issues in Northern Nevada according to the latest community health needs assessments. As the number of individuals suffering with lung disease continues to escalate, the challenges of early diagnosis and treatment are more critical than ever before.

Senior menus for the week of June 1

Note: Menus for week of June 1 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:

Darrell Moody: Pack’s snub wasn’t that surprising

I admit I was extremely disappointed, but not surprised when the NCAA denied University of Nevada’s baseball team a spot in its postseason tournament.

Community briefly: Carson High School class of 1995 holding reunion

The Carson High School graduating class of 1995 is hosting its 20 year reunion the weekend of June 12-14. The primary event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. June 13 at the Carson Nugget.

Blue Jay offense pounds out 15 hits in 14-7 victory

What a difference a day makes. The Carson Blue Jays’ offense got untracked to the tune of 15 hits and scored in seven of their eight at-bats en route to an easy 14-7 nine-inning win over McQueen Saturday night at Ron McNutt Field.

Gaming win up statewide and in Carson City for April

Nevada’s statewide gaming win increased by 5.4 percent in April. “For the first four months of the calendar year, every market we track in the state is up with the exception of North Shore Tahoe,” said Gaming Control Board analyst Mike Lawton.

Carson City Supervisor Jim Shirk reaches out to constituents

Carson City Supervisor Jim Shirk is seeking feedback from his constituents.

Northern Nevada Coin reopens in Minden

The Minden shop of Northern Nevada Coin reopened on Wednesday after being closed for more than five months when a woman drove her car into the lobby.

Fallon’s evening for the grads

More than 200 seniors graduated Friday night at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex. Students heard speeches from fellow seniors and the commencement address from popular chemistry teacher Steve Johnson. After the ceremony, seniors hugged, laughed and cried as one chapter closes and another opens.

Friday, May 29

Memorial Day weekend was big in racing circuits

The Memorial Day weekend is behind us, but what a weekend it was. Juan Pablo Montoya winning his second Indy 500, Carl Edwards scoring his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Nico Rosberg winning the Monaco Grand Prix and closing to within 10 points of teammate Lewis Hamilton were the big stories of the week.

Fred Wasilchuk

Fred Wasilchuk passed away on May 21, 2015 in Gardnerville, NV, he was 87. Fred was born on March 16, 1928 in Hastings-On-Hudson, NY to Rose and George Wasilchuk. He attended Hastings High School and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Margaret Vano on August 1, 1953.

Martha Peasley

Martha Peasley age 75 died peacefully in Carson City after a long illness. She was surrounded by loving family. Martha was born on April 25, 1940 to the late Maxson & Sylva Ewen. Martha was a loving mother. She worked in the Healthcare Industry for many years

Jackie L. Cooper

Jackie L. Cooper 76 of Fallon Nevada passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the Carson Tahoe Hospital on March 8th 2015. Jackie was born in 1938 in Twin Falls Idaho. The family soon moved to Hawthorne Nevada where Jackie spent his childhood. Jackie loved to explore and have a great time with his lifelong friends, Wayne and Marley Kichenmaster and Ted Hughes.

Nevada Legislature: Assembly passes bill allowing state money for private school

Nevada Assembly members approved a sweeping bill Friday that would allow students to use the state funds designated for their public education at a private school or for other education expenses.

Robert Allen Berg

Robert Allen Berg, 66, of Carson City NV, passed away May 1st, 2015. Preceeded in death by his beloved wife, Cyndee. Bobby grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Washburn High School class of 1966.

Gene Baum

Joseph Gene Baum was born August 1, 1931 in Midvale, Utah to Thelma Welch and Clyde Baum. Gene passed away May 15th surrounded by loved ones at the home of his daughter in Carson City, Nevada.

Nevada Legislature: Assembly OKs revived bill allowing more guns on colleges

Nevada Assembly members have again approved a hot-button bill allowing concealed weapon permit holders to bring firearms onto college campuses.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 1:29 a.m., a 21-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery at the 1400 block of Rand Street. Bail was set at $3,000.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office searches for two missing teens

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for two juvenile runaways. Blaze Christopher Thomas, 16, has been missing since May 16. Thomas has an active warrant out of Juvenile Probation, and has a drug and runaway history, the Sheriff’s Office stated.

Bernice King

Bernice “Martin” King, 98 of Redding, CA, passed away April 8, 2015 at Cooper Ridge Care Center. She was born in Hayward, CA, the youngest of six children.

Halina Janina Natallia Adamska

Halina Janina Natallia Adamska was born in Krakow, Poland on May 7, 1927. Halina was 88 years old when she peacefully passed away on May 15, 2015, while residing at Carson Valley Senior Living in Gardnerville. After high school, she attended Jagiellonian University in Krakow, which was the second oldest university in Europe, being founded in 1346.

Ralph Tyrrell Cline

Ralph Tyrrell Cline, born Aug. 8, 1928 to the late Frank Decatur Cline II and Elizabeth Christine Derickson in Perth Amboy, NJ, was the youngest of 5 children and left his earthly life peacefully on May 1, 2015 in Carson City, NV. Ralph had a keen interest and fascination for chemistry in his early youth and spent many hours in his basement laboratory performing various experiments.

Series of free legal seminars offered in Carson City & Gardnerville

Nevada Legal Services is sponsoring a series of free legal seminars, all of which take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Carson City’s Rockin’ Rev to interview Doo-wop great Saturday

Ken Haskins, also known as the Rockin’ Rev, of Carson City’s First Christian Church, will feature Doo-wop music and an interview with Doo-wop legend, Herbie Cox, of the Cleftones, on “Reminiscing With the Rockin’ Rev,” a program that runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday on AM 1180 KCKQ. The interview is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Tommie Dee Lindsey

Tommie Dee Lindsey, 73, of Stagecoach, Nevada passed away at home on May 16th of 2015 surrounded by family. Tommie was born near Batesville, Arkansas on Feb. 4th, 1941 to Glendabelle and T.D. Lindsey. The family moved to California in 1946. He graduated from Nordhoff High School in Ojai Valley in 1960. While attending Ventura College he was in the Navy SEABEE ROTC program

In Loving Memory of Gwenyth E.P. Cobb

Our beloved mother, Gwen passed away peacefully on May 2, 2015. In keeping with her wishes our family will not be holding a Funeral or Memorial service for he

Ingrid Anna (Lindstrom) Johnson

Ingrid passed peacefully in her sleep at the age of 101 with family nearby on May 16, 2015. Ingrid was born in Sweden in l913 and came to the United States in l920

Harold Wayne Sneed

Harold Wayne Sneed, 64, of Bardstown, died Saturday May 16, 2015 at VA Hospital in Louisville. He was born August 17, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee, former owner of Iron Crafters Doors in Louisville, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War, and member of Marine Corps League, and John Hunt Morgan Camp - Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs offered

Get Rattled, rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs, is returning to the Dayton Valley Dog Park from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20.

Mary Jane Millazzo

In Loving memory of Mary Jane Millazzo, born March 4, 1925 in Holland, Michigan; passed May 12, 2015. She was a loving wife of 67 years to Sam Millazzo, wonderful mother to three daughters.

Louise Christine “Chris” Denio Fredrickson

On May 11th, 2015 in Reno, Chris Fredrickson, a Gardnerville resident, passed away after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 67. Her family was by her side the pervious day, and she passed peacefully in her sleep. Born in Sacramento, California to Jim and Marilee Denio, Chris grew up on the family ranch in Roseville, California where her parents founded and operated Denio’s Roseville Farmer’s Market and Auction.

Mary Elizabeth Ayers Risi

Mary Elizabeth Ayers Risi, long time resident of Churchill County, died at home, surrounded by her loving family on May 16, 2015. Mary was affectionately known as Moomu to her family and close friends.

Carole Jean Larson

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Mrs. Carole Jean Larson of Carson City, NV, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the age of 81. Carole was born to parents Claus and Margaret (Rieck) Boetel on April 14th, 1934 in Iroquois, SD.

No serious injuries in Carson City rollover on Kings Canyon Road

Drugs are the suspected reason for a roll-over accident involving three juveniles that occurred Thursday afternoon, Carson City Sheriff’s Officers said.

Nevada Legislature: PERS reduction on way to Gov. Brian Sandoval

The bill reducing annual credits Nevada public employees accrue toward retirement is on its way to the governor. Effective for those public workers hired on or after July 1, 2015, that annual credit would be 2.25 percent of pay per year instead of 2.5 percent.

Nevada Legislature: Bills signed including “cooling off” period for ex-lawmakers

Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a series of bills including Assembly Bill 273 mandating former lawmakers take a “cooling off” period before they take a job as a paid lobbyist.

Nevada Legislature: Assembly agrees to split up executive Department of Administration

The Nevada Assembly on Thursday voted to break up the governor’s Department of Administration. Assembly Bill 469 basically reverses the actions taken by the 2013 Legislature, which rolled a laundry list of non-budget functions including human resources into Administration.

Thursday, May 28

Pack wasn’t only worthy team snubbed by NCAA

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... There’s something awfully wrong with a system that leaves a team out of its 64-team regional field which won 41-of-56 games and won its conference’s regular season championship. But that’s what happened to the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team on Monday.

Carson City area live entertainment

Craig Fletcher will perform with Terri Campillo and Rocky Tatarelli at 6:30 p.m. today, and with Gerry Wright and Campillo at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Glen Eagles.

Felonious lovers and other stupid criminals

My favorite part of being a humor columnist, apart from the fame and fortune, is researching the bizarre thing people say and do. Regular readers might find it surprising that I do any actual research but I do … really!

New casino, Jackpot Crossing, opens in Fernley

Jackpot Crossing Casino in Fernley has opened its doors.

Liberal myths: Don’t mess with nature

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell are the latest food chains to announce they will no longer use foods produced from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMAs) in their restaurants. The first was Chipotle. Their marketing strategy is that modifying a food’s genetics is somehow harmful or filled with poison.

Ergonomic tools to make gardening easier

The “Gardening Smarter as We Age” classes finished this past week. I learned a lot about how to use my body more efficiently to reduce the pain I feel after doing my landscape chores. Think of all the things we gardeners do with our bodies: bend, dig, haul, kneel, mix, plant, prune, pull, rake, lift, twist and rake, just to name a few. And, we think gardening is a leisure activity!


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

Workshops offered on drought assistance for ag producers

RENO — As every county in Nevada is experiencing severe to exceptional drought, the United States Department of Agriculture is offering several federal assistance programs for Nevada agricultural producers. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer workshops statewide in June to provide discussion and information on these programs.

American Kennel Club’s top dogs

Congratulations to the Labrador retriever who is America’s most popular canine for the 24th consecutive year. Labradors are people friendly, easy to train and sociable. I have had four Labs and loved them dearly. Watson, a recent graduate of CAPS, is a chocolate Lab who is as sweet as a Hershey bar.

Nevada adds jobs, Churchill reports 7.7%

Nevada businesses added more jobs in April than in any month over the past 10 years. Economist Bill Anderson of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the state saw an increase of 12,800 jobs over the month.

Should you make investment moves based on a strong dollar?

Currently, the U.S. dollar is pumped-up and powerful. But what does a strong dollar mean to you, as an investor?


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

Class of 2015 graduates tonight

It’s finally the day seniors have been waiting for all year, graduation.

Scammers are ‘phishing’ in Fallon

While many website users in Northern Nevada, including Churchill County, are receiving emails pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service, the government agency warns users that these emails are scams.

City salutes CHAMPS

The city of Fallon honored the Churchill County High School baseball and softball teams on Thursday with a parade down Maine Street and then to Oats Park for a ceremony led by Mayor Ken Tedford.

CCHS students sitting on top of 2015

Madellyn Christie and Joseph Jamieson have worked toward graduation day for the last four-years of their high school careers.

Entries being accepted for state fair

Individuals interested in entering the livestock and other competitions at the Nevada Fair may now do so online at

Johnny Ernest Wungnema

Johnny Ernest Wungnema, 58, entered into eternal rest on May 12, 2015 in Carson City, NV. Johnny was born May 24, 1957 in Carson City. He was the father of daughters, Tashina Wungnema, Estelle Wungnema and Angela Keller. Johnny is also survived by his five siblings, Nina McQueen, Mary Wungnema, Inez Wungnema, Ramona Sydall, Raymond Wungnema and Evelyn Larkin. A graveside service will be Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the Stewart Indian Cemetery in Carson City, NV.

Walter Lee Hawkins, Jr.

On April 11, 2015, Walter Lee Hawkins, Jr. passed into the hands of God. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Sharon Hawkins; three beautiful daughters, Pracilla, Meghan, and Nicole Hawkins; siblings, Debbie Campiotti, Nanci Fox, Brian Hawkins, Patti Gaskill, Sheryl Jardine, Debbie Couch, and Vicki Rockstead; aunt, Mary Studley, stepmother, Lorraine Hawkins; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends that were all very important to him.

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Simar

Our dear mother Elizabeth M. “Betty” Simar, long time Fallon resident, passed away Saturday night May 9, 2015 at the age of 91. She was born January 24, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA. She married the love of her life Alvin G. Simar November 10, 1945 and lived a fulfilling life. She was involved with the St. Patricks’ Lady’s Guild, VFW and homemaker’s club. Betty was a volunteer at the school for many years

Robert “Bob” Wayne Hollingsworth

Robert Bob Wayne Hollingsworth passed away Aug. 9, 2014 at the Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, HI. He was born April 22, 1940 in Campo. CO to Ira D Hollingsworth and Georgia Belle Clifford Hollingsworth. He graduated from Woodland Park High School class of 1948 in Woodland Park, CO.

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Koeckes

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Koeckes, 80, passed away May 9, 2015 at her son’s home in Fallon after a short battle with cancer. She was born on June 28, 1934 in Culver City, CA to John and Elizabeth Leonard Charles and lived for many years in Simi Valley, CA.

Patricia T. Montgomery

On May 4, 2015 Mrs. Patricia T. Montgomery went to meet her maker. She was a very kind and loving person and loved her cats and dog and liked to play the poker machines.

Take the road less traveled

Hiking the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail is a daunting feat in itself, requiring great skill and determination.

Challenge accepted

The season is in full swing and the high-speed action returns to Rattlesnake Raceway on Saturday with the second Hobby Stock Challenge and Northern Nevada Outlaw Karts series.

Pyramid Lake triathlon registration open

Triathletes have numerous options throughout the year in Northern Nevada including at Pyramind Lake.

BEHIND THE PLATE: Summer schedule has plenty of options

Another year of sports has flown by for both the Greenwave and Wolf Pack programs.

Kelli Anne Nilsson

Kelli Anne Nilsson drifted peacefully into the hands of God on May 1, 2015 where love knows no limits and all is well. Born in Bridgeport, CA, Kelli moved to Washoe Valley with her family, at age 11. She attended Carson High School and became a hair dresser in Reno for almost 30 years.

Lilian C. Gandolfo

Lilian C. Gandolfo, age 96, passed away on May 2, 2015 in Carson City, Nevada. She was born July 23, 1918 in El Cajon, CA to David L and Blanche Dolbeare Akers and was an Austin resident for 80 years, coming from Ukiah, CA. Lilian had worked as a store manager in retail sales and also as a reporter for the Tonopah Times.

Sue (Strunk) Reid Blon

Sue (Strunk) Reid Blon passed away on January 16, 2015 in Great Falls, Montana after a long and loving life. Born in Oakdale, Tennessee in 1921 to Sidney and Myrtle (Webb) Strunk, Sue was the youngest of seven children and the last to survive.

Norman L. Snyder

Norman L. Snyder, age 66, of Wyomissing, PA passed away on May 12, 2015 in Reading Hospital Medical Center, West Reading. Born on October 16, 1948, in West Reading. the son of the late Norman M. Snyder and Mabel S. (Hinkle) Snyder.

Gilbert Kay Strickland

Gilbert Kay Strickland passed away peacefully on May 24, 2015 at Banner Churchill Hospital. Gil was born in Wichita, Kansas on November 24, 1937 to William and Hilda Strickland. Gil entered the US Navy after graduating from High school. He came to Fallon Air Station in 1960 with the military. He met the love of his life, Donna Trussell and they were married in 1961. He was sent to Midway Island where he

Rosemary Elizabeth Nebesky

Rosemary Nebesky, a longtime resident of Carson City, passed on Saturday in California, surrounded by her loving family. Rosemary was born in Wagga Wagga, Australia on August 23, 1931. She went to the Conservatory of Music in Sydney, where her passion for classical music was nurtured.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on two counts of child endangerment

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 2:24 a.m., Tanya Shoemaker, 48, of Mound House was arrested on suspicion of felony probation and parole violation and no proof of insurance after deputies conducted a traffic stop near Highway 50 East and Deer Run Road. Bail was set at $600.

Scaale Group planning to locate in Carson City Capitol Mall

Globe-trotter Kaushal Chokshi, who has a new Carson City firm, told business people here Wednesday the world now is just beyond the back porch for them.

Gary Allan, country singer, visiting Carson Valley Inn june 4

Gary Allan, a country singer who has five No. 1 hits and more than a dozen top 10 hits under hits belt, is visiting TJ’s Corral, the Carson Valley Inn’s outdoor events center, on Thursday, June 4.

Nevada drought art photos display closing today

Today is the last day to see an art exhibit that showcases the beauty of desert land forms and their lack of water and the range of water needs and uses.

Community spotlight: Kalley, Russell shine at long course meet

A total of 44 swimmers swam for the Carson Tigersharks in this past weekend’s Intermountain Classic long course swim meet held at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Western Nevada College sends players to Div. 1 programs

Western Nevada College baseball fans can continue to cheer on key players from this year’s Wildcats team as they play at the next level, as several key members of the 2015 squad are stepping into NCAA Division I programs on the West Coast.

Wednesday, May 27

Gov. signs 2 bills key to Carson history/tourism

Gov. Brian Sandoval this week signed two bills important to Carson City, measures recognizing the historical potential and importance of both the old Nevada State Prison and the Stewart Indian School.

GE Family Concert Series kicking off Friday in Minden

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is getting ready for its 2015 GE Family Concert Series, which invites families to spend an evening of music at Minden Park.

Opportunistic Carson downs Damonte

The Carson-Damonte game came down to who would take advantage of scoring opportunities, and both teams had plenty of those Wednesday night at Ron McNutt Field.

Nevada Legislature: Ford presents funding bill for police body cameras

The governor has already signed legislation authorizing police officers in Nevada to wear body cameras. But that legislation didn’t provide a way for local governments to actually pay for the cameras.

Carson City area live entertainment

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

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 1:56 a.m., a 23-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of domestic violence and criminal contempt. Bail was set for $7,000

Carson City Historical Society’s yard sales has space available

The Carson City Historical Society is sponsoring three yard sales at Foreman-Roberts House park on July 11, Aug. 8, and Sept. 5.

Medical marijuana in Nevada topic of June 3 meeting in Carson City

Pam Graber, an information officer for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, will talk about issues, myths and challenges of implementing Nevada’s medical marijuana program and share information about where the industry is headed at the next Carson Area Marketing & PR Network meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 3 at Lake Tahoe Brewing Co., 302 N. Carson St.

Nevada State Prison Preservation Society representative at meeting in Minden

Maurice White of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society will be featured at Douglas County Republican Women’s meeting on Wednesday, June 3, at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Fugitive hung out to dry

A 27-year-old Fallon man suspected of child endangerment and other charges was arrested in cramped quarters one week ago by Fallon police, who were acting on a tip.

Tuesday, May 26

Collective bargaining planned changes protested by unions

Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, agreed to remove the piece of AB182 public unions said would kill them, but those unions still protested the plan saying it would destroy the seniority system and make it impossible to predict union membership.

Offense takes center stage in all-star game

All-star basketball games mean usually one thing — a lot of offense — and Tuesday night’s annual Local Sports Programming event was an offensive explosion.

Prevailing with the wage has helped middle class

Much has been said during this legislative session about bills that would help or hurt the middle class I’m glad to see legislation enacted this session is already producing a positive impact.

Smackdown Bull Riding tickets available

After selling out the event for the past two years, the Carson City Smackdown Bull Riding event is returning this year with a two-night show.

Nevada adds jobs, unemployment rate flat

Nevada businesses added more jobs in April than in any month over the past 10 years. Economist Bill Anderson of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the state saw an increase of 12,800 jobs over the month.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 1:03 a.m., Joseph Montez, 33, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of fugitive from justice and no valid driver’s license after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Highway 50 East and Deer Run Road. Bail was set at $50,100.

A manly guide to healthy eating

I was stuck in a waiting room last week with almost no charge on my cellphone so I decided to go old school and read a magazine (I know, I’m such a 20th century reprobate.) It’s been a while since I read a magazine and I was disappointed not to find a copy of Sports Illustrated, Field and Stream or Soldier of Fortune in the waiting room reading selection, so I settled for a copy of something called Men’s Fitness. To be clear, this is not something I would normally read but, on the off chance that a major earthquake struck while I was waiting,

Thugs regardless of color

From 2003-2009 there were approximately 96 million arrests in this country. That’s 16 million every year of whom about 800 died in police custody. Sixty-one percent were classified as homicides, either at the hands of the police or others in custody. Of those, 42 percent were white, 32 percent African American, and 20 percent Hispanic. The numbers are very sketchy since some states don’t report deaths at the hands of policemen.

Fooled you again, Charlie Brown Republicans

Before there was SpongeBob SquarePants, us old geezers marveled at what a knucklehead Charlie Brown was for falling for the ol’ yank-the-football-away-at-the-last-minute trick perpetrated by that little tyrant, Lucy.

Get free help to understand your Medicare program

Do you ever have questions about your Medicare? Have you ever wondered where you can get fast, reliable answers to those questions – free of charge?

Banner Churchill Hospital receives numerous awards

Because of its recent awards, Banner Churchill Community Hospital is becoming one of the top small medical facilities in the West.

Screening for cancers

Screening for common cancers is widely promoted by many health advocates. However, for adults at average-risk without symptoms, it’s important to be strategic about such testing, according to experts, who say that too much screening can be harmful and provide little benefit.

Common summer skin problems

In summer you want your skin to look and feel its best. But all that extra exposure introduces more risks of irritation, rashes and bites.

NAS Fallon Conducts HHOA Exercises

When the Higher Headquarters Operational Assessment (HHOA) team rolls into town, the inspection can be an intimidating thing, but because of NAS Fallon’s insistence on realistic training scenarios, Training Officer Chris Pierce said the inspectors were amazed with all the moving parts and the quality of the exercises run the week of May 18. According to Pierce, the inspectors said this was the best integrated exercise they have ever seen.

Thoughts about authors

All I have to do is mention to my oldest son Don and his wife Earlene that I need something or have read something or want something and a package arrives at my front door. The last time this happened two huge boxes of books arrived.

Reflections on sacrifice

Millions of Americans remembered fallen servicemen and women on Monday at cemeteries across the nation. Flags flew at half-mast to honor those who either died in combat or passed away after serving their country.

April best month for jobs in 10 years

Nevada businesses added more jobs in April than in any month over the past 10 years.

Life’s stage awaits for your arrival

At the end of May we experience the end of one chapter in students’ lives and the beginning of another.

Fallon’s Memorial Day: The ultimate sacrifice

Under clear blue skies and a bright sun, the radiance of Memorial Day takes on a special meaning for those who live in the Lahontan Valley.

Committee OKs K-12 funding formula adjustment

The Senate Finance Committee on Monday approved the bill making dramatic changes to the historic Nevada Plan that funds K-12 education in the state.

Numa Elementary is SOAR-ing

Numa Elementary first-fifth graders gathered together on the playground to display their SOAR motto which stands for Safe school, Outstanding character, Academic achievement, and Respect for self and others.


The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital: May 4, 2015 A boy, Kevin Edward Thompson to Julie and Mark Thompson, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches.

Opponents object to commerce tax

The joint Senate Finance/Assembly Ways and Means committees held their second extended hearing into the compromise business tax plan proposed by the governor.

Adult Education students move on

The Churchill County School District graduated 20 students Thursday night from its Adult Education Program.

Suspected trafficker pleads not guilty

A Fallon man accused of numerous drug charges including trafficking pleaded not guilty Tuesday in District Court.

13-year-old Carson City girl injured in pedestrian accident

At 3:03 p.m., the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Fire responded to reports of a 13-year-old girl who was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Carson and 10th Streets. The girl, a student at Carson Middle School, was struck by a northbound vehicle while running in the crosswalk, and is determined to be in critical condition, but also considered not to have life threatening injuries, law enforcement said.

Pack left out of NCAA tourney

Despite a 41-win season, a 12-1 record in three-game series and a regular season conference championship, the Nevada baseball team has not been selected for the 64-team NCAA Regional field.

Central Lyon County Fire District extending burn period through June 14

Due to rainy weather, Central Lyon County Fire District is extending open burning through June 14.

Annual photo contest highlights the state’s best photos

Nevada Magazine’s 2015 Great Nevada Picture Hunt is now open for submissions. For 38 years, Nevada Magazine has highlighted the most beautiful images from around the Silver State, captured by local photographers. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit photos of Nevada’s wonderful scenery and people. Winning entries will be published in the September/October 2015 issue and on its website.

Second of four horse adoption events is Saturday

Fifteen wild horses will be offered in the second of four annual horse adoption events at 10 a.m. May 30 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center. Public viewing begins at 9 a.m.

Input about Nevada’s air pollution regulations sought

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is hosting a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 10 in the Great Basin Conference Room at 901 S. Stewart St. to hear comments about proposed amendments to Nevada’s air pollution regulations.

Workshops to focus on drought assistance for Nevada ag producers

As every county in Nevada is experiencing severe to exceptional drought, the United States Department of Agriculture is offering several federal assistance programs for Nevada agricultural producers. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer workshops statewide in June to provide discussion and information about these programs.

Team Testa on the go

Carson Valley has produced an extraordinary line of athletes who have made big names for themselves on motorcycles.

Best of Tahoe resorts prepare for summer: Hot Shot zip line set to debut at Heavenly

The Best of Tahoe resorts — Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort — are gearing up for a summer filled with mountain biking, hiking, zip lining, sightseeing, golf, dining and more. The season kicked off Friday with the opening of the Northstar Mountain Bike and Hike Park.

Boxed out

In front of a packed house, the annual Night of Boxing had one of its best events in recent memory.

American Century Championship releases 2015 field; Rypien returns to defend title

STATELINE — There’s one place where NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB rivals meet annually to settle old scores. The venue: Lake Tahoe. The event: The American Century Championship. At stake: a share in the $625,000 prize purse. The scene: six days of fist bumps, high fives, autograph signing, photos with fans, laughs galore and some great golf.

Veterans’ graves honored with Memorial Day flags

The Disabled American Veterans and other local veterans organizations in the Carson City area placed U.S. flags on veterans’ graves at Veterans Cemetery, located in the Lone Mountain Cemetery, on Friday, May 22, starting at 4 p.m. Other groups that assisted include Elks Lodge, Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts. Flags were available to those who wanted to post one on veterans’ graves in other areas of the cemetery.

Bill would rein in collective bargain rules

The Assembly Ways and Means Committee on Monday was asked to approve a bill city and county officials say would help rein in binding arbitration for their workers.

They’re out: Pack not in NCAAs

RENO — Despite a 41-win season, a 12-1 record in three-game series and a regular season conference championship, the Nevada baseball team was not selected for the 64-team NCAA Regional field Monday.

Monday, May 25

Sunday, May 24

Nevada Legislature: PERS cost-cutting bill one of many bills approved late Friday

The Nevada Assembly has passed a bill aimed at saving the state’s Public Employees Retirement System $1 billion every 10 years.

Saturday, May 23

Darrell Moody: Carson should host state track every year

Some thoughts and ideas carried over from the state meet … I give Vashti Cunningham and her dad, Randall, the Most Arrogant Award.

Heller lobbies for Douglas, Good Samaritan land bills

Sen. Dean Heller on Friday urged fellow senators to support two pieces of public lands legislation including the Douglas County Conservation Act.

Glitch prevents released inmates from getting licenses

The Department of Motor Vehicles and Supreme Court officials are working on a glitch in the rules that’s stopping newly released prison inmates from getting drivers’ licenses.

Member of burglary ring pleads guilty

One more member of a burglary ring that hit Nevada last year has plead guilty. Brian Madsen, Travis Lieberwirth and Tracey Lock were part of a group who broke into houses in Carson City last summer before moving onto residences in Carson Valley in January and Washoe Valley in February.

Bill for aircraft maintenance tax breaks

The Ways and Means Committee was told Friday giving aircraft maintenance companies tax breaks would bring them to Nevada, more than offsetting the amount of any abatements.

Gov. expected to sign bill on leaving scene of accident

A bill encouraging people involved in an injury accident not to leave the scene is expected to be signed by the governor.

Blue Jays roll to a victory

The Carson Blue Jays baseball team overcame an early 4-0 deficit in a big way as it came back to rout the McQueen Royals 13-5 on Friday at Carson High School.

Bill regulating vaping products goes to Gov.

The Assembly on Friday passed SB225 adding electronic cigarettes, vapor products and other alternative nicotine delivery systems to the laws regulating the sale and advertising of tobacco products.

San Diego St. eliminates Nevada

RENO — Over-aggressive baserunning and five home runs surrendered were too much for the Nevada baseball team to overcome.

Friday, May 22

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on possession of a controlled substance

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 8:53 p.m., a 26-year-old transient woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny at the 3700 block of South Carson Street. Bail was set at $250.

Free English language classes offered in Carson City area

The ESL In-Home Program holds classes at no cost for ESL and English conversation in the areas in which English language learners live.

Thursday, May 21

Local sports roundup: All-star hoops set for Carson

Six Carson High seniors will play for the last time at Morse Burley Gymnasium Tuesday in the annual Local Sports Programming All-Star basketball games.

Defending champ Carson wraps up spring football

Carson High wrapped up its two-week spring practice with its annual 7-on-7 scrimmage, and coach Blair Roman was upbeat.

Byler was a more deserving MVP winner

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... Trenton Brooks, who was named the Mountain West Player of the Year this week, has had a great season for the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team. He’s hitting .365 and has contributed on the mound with a 4-1 record.

Heller backs backs bill designed to improve access to contraceptives

Sen. Dena Heller, R-Nv., has joined in legislation designed to improve access to “safe and effective contraceptives.”

Nevada Legislature: Campus Carry dies again on Assembly floor

A last ditch attempt to force Nevada college campuses to let people to carry guns to class was rejected by the Assembly on Thursday.

Tax plan reviewed; Aguero says small businesses get a break

Members of the legislative money committees got their first review of the governor’s latest tax plan on Thursday, a combination of elements in his original plan plus those in two other proposals to raise revenue and balance the budget.

Comedy lineup set at Carson City’s Nugget

A magician and comedian who was named the judges’ favorite on NBC’s America’s Got Talent is visiting the Carson Nugget Friday, June 5.

Mile High Jazz Band hosting children’s summer jazz camp

Mile High Jazz Band Association, in cooperation with Carson Middle School, is starting a one-week jazz camp, with sessions for musicians in middle and high school, June 1-5, in the band room at Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King St.

Wild Horse Children’s Theater plans musical ‘Beauty & the Beast, Jr.’

Carson City children ages 5 and up are putting on their stage version of a selfish prince, turned beast, who must forever remain hideously cursed unless he can find redemption, in Wild Horse Children’s Theater’s musical “Beauty & the Beast, Jr.”

‘Step-by-step’ approach eases estate-planning process

Like many people, you may enjoy investing. After all, it can be invigorating to put away money for your future, follow the performance of your investments and track the progress you’re making toward your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. However, you might be less excited about doing estate planning, dreading the perceived time, effort and cost. Yet, you can make the entire process more manageable by breaking it up into specific tasks.


Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in April 2015. Alan Carbiener; Mobile tool sales; Bu & Ma: 191 Sam Clemens Avenue; Dayton, Nevada, 89403; 775-657-1785; Owner: Alan G. Carbiener.

Explaining why men exist

I’m a short funny looking guy who’s been married for most of my adult life and raised four teenagers, so I am not easily offended but even I have my limits. When I happened on an article this week published by Reuters entitled, “Why Do Men Exist? Science (Finally) Gives Us an Answer,” I have to admit it kind of got my panties in a bunch … so to speak.

Clues to a cat’s body language

Have you ever wondered what exactly your cat is thinking? I know that many times I have wished my cat could talk to me. Recent research has provided a means to visually identify your cat’s mood by using his body language. There are subtle changes in cats’ postures that are visible and can be indicators of their state of mind.

Junior Livestock Show results

April 23 results Breeding: Grand Champion Jr. Gilt: Tanner Stritenburger


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

TCID finishes repair at breach site

Construction crews completed repairs to the V-line canal embankment near Fallon that failed on April 30, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District reports.

Gas prices in Nevada inch upward again

Average retail gasoline prices in Nevada have risen 8.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29 a gallon as of Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,130 gas outlets in Nevada.

Memorial Day ceremonies

Weekend activities for the Memorial Day weekend will be highlighted by traditional services at Churchill County’s three cemeteries and at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Time to reform crop insurance

At the Center for Rural Affairs, we’ve heard from farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains about negative impacts of federally subsidized crop insurance for over a decade. A farm safety net is important to help family farmers mitigate risks, but there are real concerns with the current crop insurance program.


CURRENT CC Social Services remodeling Churchill County Social Services will be closed May 26-27 for an office remodel. There will be no appointment schedule on either of these days.

Preventing largest tax hike in Nevada history

Which Nevada lawmakers are most likely to support tax hikes? A small group of Nevada lawmakers could stop the largest tax hike in Nevada history.

Emergency water allowed for county residents

The Churchill County Commissioners approved the sale of emergency water to county residents at their Wednesday meeting.

CCSD finishes E. C. Best renovation project

The Churchill County School Board of Trustees approved at its Wednesday meeting a Change Order in the amount of $7,365.42 to Building Solutions, Inc. for unforeseen conditions on the EC Best Elementary School 2014 Long Building and Library Renovation project.

Memorial Day

memorial Day, the annual federal holiday that honors this nation’s war dead, falls Monday, May 25.

Exploring Mariano Vallejo’s magnificent home

The name may not mean much to most Nevadans, but General Mariano G. Vallejo was once one of the most powerful men in the American West.

Venture past the neon lights of Las Vegas

CARSON CITY — Las Vegas’ siren song draws millions to the Strip, that four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, with a rhapsody of over-the-top resorts, fine dining, high-end shopping and amazing attractions. But there’s more to discover in southern Nevada’s Mojave Desert, from the engineering wonder of the Hoover Dam in Boulder City to the colorful Valley of Fire State Park in Overton. Whether you’re up for a golf vacation in Mesquite or water recreation in the riverfront town of Laughlin, options abound when you venture past the Strip into Las Vegas territory. Here’s a look at a few options:

Fernley author releases latest children’s book

Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc., recently released Fernley author, Mary Jean Kelso’s childrens’ book, “Little Lonnie Long Ears.” The story, geared toward younger children, carries a theme of learning to turn a disadvantage into an advantage.

New books worth checking out

Thomas McGuane is the author of 10 novels including “Nothing But Blue Skies,” Nobody’s Angel,” “Panama” and “Ninety Two In The Shade,” three collections of nonfiction essays and two previous collections of short stories.

V-E Day ended war in Europe

they may move more slowly than they did in 1945, but World War II veterans were out in force at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall here earlier this month — May 8 — to remember their comrades on the 70th anniversary of when the guns stopped in Europe.

Fight Night

It is the same great action, just at a different location. The Night of Boxing featuring high school boxers squaring off will now make its home at the Gym at Venturacci Park.

Wave racks up diamond accolades

With state championship trophies in tow, the Fallon baseball and softball teams are racking up the postseason accolades.

Hitting 30 isn’t all bad

It’s the first milestone birthday that most begin to fear after they turn 21.

Pack sweeps MW baseball awards

Following one of the most successful regular seasons in program history, the Nevada baseball team’s exploits were recognized Tuesday by the Mountain West coaches. Jay Johnson was named MW Coach of the Year, sophomore Trenton Brooks was named MW Tony Gwynn Player of the Year, junior Christian Stolo was named MW Pitcher of the Year, Cal Stevenson was named MW Co-Freshman of the Year and an additional six student-athletes were named to the 2015 All-Mountain West team.

USDA hosting grant workshop in Carson City for Nevada businesses

USDA Rural Development will hold a workshop on its Value Added Producer Grant June 11 to help Nevada farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs learn about the program and whether they wish to apply for grants funds. More than $30 million nationwide is available to fund the grants

Golf tournament May 31 helps Carson City Community Counseling Center

Registration is underway for the 21st Gourmand Golf Scramble, a tournament hosted by the Cracker Box, Café at Adele’s and Js’ Old Town Bistro that benefits the Carson City Community Counseling Center.

Participants sought for Relay for Life July 11 in Carson City

Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser to help cancer prevention and research, is happening from noon to midnight Saturday, July 11, in Mills Park.

April best month for jobs in 10 years

Nevada businesses added more jobs in April than in any month over the past 10 years. Economist Bill Anderson of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the state saw an increase of 12,800 jobs over the month.

Nevada lawmakers vote to revive foreclosure mediation program

Members of the legislative money committees voted on Wednesday to revive the foreclosure mediation program for the coming two years.

Hyatt to anchor Capitol Mall

A Hyatt Place select service hotel will anchor the private-sector Capitol Mall North in Carson City, the developer disclosed at the Carson Nugget casino Wednesday.

Committees approve death chamber funding

Legislative money committees voted on Wednesday to spend $858,539 to build a new execution chamber at the Ely State Prison.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man and woman arrested on suspicion of child endangerment

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 8:10 a.m., John Gelien, 29, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving injury or death. Bail was set at $50,000.

Local sports roundup: Pack, Preston receive honors

RENO — The Mountain West baseball coaches selected Nevada outfielder/pitcher Trenton Brooks as the Tony Gwynn Player of the Year and teammate Christian Stolo as the MW Baseball Pitcher of the Year as the 2015 All-Conference teams and individual award winners were announced today.

Paiute performer featured in heritage presentation

Traditional singer, dancer and teacher of the Paiute language Christina Thomas will share her people’s heritage in a free presentation, “Songbird: Telling the Paiute Story,” at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Tah-Neva Championships

Carson Middle School’s Brandon Copeland and Eagle Valley’s Hunter Rauh round the final turn of the eighth grade boys 1600-meter race Wednesday at Carson High.

‘Dancing through Life’ to be presented in Carson City

Ayako’s Dance Studio, sponsored by Pinkerton Ballet Theatre is presenting ‘Dancing through Life’ at the Carson City Community Center, Bob Boldrick Theater at 7 p.m. Friday.

Acts visiting Carson City’s BAC

Three area acts — one country, another blues and the third bluegrass ­— are taking center stage this weekend at the Brewery Arts Center.

Dayton sends 7 to the next level

DAYTON — Seven Dayton High School seniors have elected to continue their athletic careers at the next level.

Carson City’s Morton has shot to run in Paralympics

There’s a number of important muscles when it comes to competing in athletics, but that hasn’t stopped Caitlyn Morton who has difficulty using many of those muscles. So Morton has demonstrated the most important muscle in sports — and in life — is the heart.

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.

Wednesday, May 20

Eldorado County officer arrested on suspicion of narcotics, trafficking

An Eldorado County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested Tuesday after the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute at the 1300 block of Centerville Road. Deputy Mark Zlendick, 47, was arrested after reports came in of a domestic dispute. While deputies were investigating the dispute, they located narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

Navy JROTC Awards Ceremony

National Awards Cadet / Presenter Navy League Youth Award Emily Scott

Nevada B&B’s guild launches website

A new website has been launched by The Nevada Bed & Breakfast Guild, a 13-member organization that includes one member in Carson City. The website is at, according to the guild, and it showcases the wide range of inns and lodges that are in both urban and rural Nevada.

Nevada Legislature: Lawmakers debate bill restricting tax-free purchases of construction materials by local governments

Bill wouldn’t allow tax-free construction purchases by local governements Assembly Minority Leader Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, told the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday local governments are cheating the state out of sales tax by buying materials for construction projects and providing them to the contractors.

Community spotlight: Empire Ranch offering Memorial weekend special

Empire Ranch is making this a Memorial Day to remember.

Carson City’s Whitt the closer for Nevada

RENO — When Adam Whitt was a youngster, he spent a lot of time at Peccole Park, and it was always his dream to play for the hometown Nevada Wolf Pack.

Nevada Legislature: Compromise tax plan hearing Thursday

With less than two weeks left in the regular 2015 Nevada Legislative session, the compromise tax plan designed to balance the state budget could become public today, despite not getting a hearing until Thursday.

Tuesday, May 19

Roping event set for Carson City’s Fuji Park canceled

A National Team Roping Tour event originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at Carson City’s Fuji Park arena was canceled Tuesday, according to Tommy Lee of Tommy Lee Livestock.

Reagan proved deficits don’t matter

“All of us should remember that the federal government is not some mysterious institution comprised of buildings, files and paper. The people are the government. What we create we ought to be able to control. I do not intend to make wildly skyrocketing deficits and runaway government simple facts of life in this administration.” President Ronald Reagan, Jan. 29, 1981.

Letters to the Editor

MISSING IN ACTION Editor: Legalizing recreational marijuana is on the horizon in Nevada, and the American Lung Association is MIA.

Chuck Muth: Republicans missed chance on taxes and Amanda’s Law

The GOP’s historic takeover of the Nevada Legislature should have meant, at the very least, a budget without tax hikes and passage of gun rights bills that have been bottled up by anti-gun Democrats for years.

Following the birds on their migratory path

The 18th annual Spring Wings Festival celebrated the return of thousands of migratory birds to the Lahontan Valley.

Greene receives pilot wings

U.S. Marine Corps 1st. Lt. Jamie R. Greene, a tribal member and son of John and Jeanne Greene of Carson City and grandson of Leonard and Janet Allen Fallon received his naval aviator pilot wings May 1 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas.

WNC says goodbye to more than 500 grads

Western Nevada College said goodbye to its latest graduating class Monday.

Avoiding surplus fat as you age gracefully

There are many ways you can stay fit and promote a long, healthy life. And you probably know about some of them, particularly those habits that are widely discussed in the media and by doctors. However, scientists have recently made new discoveries that can help you activate weight loss while gaining control over deadly aging processes.

That coastline train

Before I begin my column, I’d like to state something I’ve often said. We need to say thank you to all of our local and state police and fire personnel who valiantly serve us everyday. We may not think about this except when watching somebody get a speeding ticket.

Trustees look to change Jump-Start policy

The Churchill County School Board Trustees received a harsh response from parents and students over a possible change to honor programs that determine who is chosen for valedictorian.

To those who served

Nobody likes war … and that includes the soldiers and sailors and marines who volunteered to fight in the Civil War, World War I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam and most recently Iraq and Afghanistan.

Improve your mental sharpness

Staying active physically is important as you age. But exercising the brain can also have some important health and disease-prevention benefits.

Lady Wave nips rival Fernley for state title

LAS VEGAS — A roller coaster ride was capped with another all-Northern showdown in the Division I-A state softball title game on Saturday at Bishop Gorman High School.

Wave captures DI-A state championship

LAS VEGAS — Five straight playoff berths, four state tournaments, three state final appearances, two titles and one state record.

Skabelund soars to second at state

LAS VEGAS — It was an up-and-down two days for the Fallon track programs.

Kyle Grimes leads swimmers

With a slim roster, the Fallon swim teams made the most of their Division I-A state appearance.

Oasis swept at state tourney

Oasis first trip to the state tournament was a learning process. The Bighorns were swept by Greenspun and Mount Rose on Saturday at Spanish Springs High School. Oasis lost 15-3 to Greenspun and 10-6 to Mount Rose in a game filled with questionable calls

Rain in the forecast

A series of low-pressure patterns in the West have produced unsettled weather over most of Nevada during the past week.

Donations sought for World’s Greatest Luau planned in Carson City

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is busy planning this year’s Kids Auction & World’s Greatest Luau, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at Marv Texeira Pony Express Pavilion.

Annual tour of Carson River watershed June 9-10

Carson Water Subconservancy District is hosting its Get on the Bus Carson River Watershed Tour, an annual two-day tour of Hope Valley, Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, TNC’s River Fork Ranch, Lahontan Dam, Stillwater and more, June 9-10.

Carson City ComputerCorps offering children’s tech camps

For the last 15 years, Carson City’s nonprofit ComputerCorps has offered Tech Camps for youths 10 to 15 years of age. The program has sent many students on to working with computers in business and schools.

Carson City United Blood Services needs blood donations to meet summer demand

United Blood Services Nevada needs to collect more than 9,500 pints of blood and platelets before May 31 to keep a steady and ample supply.

Annual flea market May 30 at Dayton Valley Dog Park

More than 65 vendors will be offering bargains on flea market items and crafts at Dayton Valley Dog Park’s seventh annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30 at Dayton Valley Dog Park, at the corner of Como and Dayton Valley roads.

Carson City Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee meeting June 1 canceled

The Carson City Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee is canceling its meeting planned at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, in the Sierra Room of the Community Center.

Lyon County Republican Central Committee meeting June 6 in Fernley

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will elect its chairman for 2015-2016 at its next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, Fernley.

Monday, May 18

Carson City man accused of sexual assault against a child begins hearing

The preliminary hearing began Monday afternoon for Drake Martin, a man accused of sexually assaulting a female. Martin is being held on one count of sexual assault against a child under 14 and three counts of sexual assault of a child under 16 for having sex with a minor from December 2014 to February 2015. There also are four other counts against Martin.

Seven Carson High School baseball players make all-league team

Seven Carson High baseball players were named all-league in a vote of Division 1 coaches recently.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of petit larceny and contributing to the delinquency of minors

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 4:00 a.m., Robert Hudson, 28, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance after deputies were informed that an inmate had brought drugs into the jail. Bail was set at $2,500.

Retail Association of Nevada poll backs Gov. Sandoval

The Retail Association of Nevada on Monday released a poll saying more than half of Nevadans think the state is moving in the right direction with 61 percent backing Gov. Brian Sandoval’s job performance. They also agree more money is needed to fund education.

Ebola focus of multi-faith prayers in Governor’s Mansion

Liberia has been declared as Ebola-free and religious statesman Rajan Zed points out that multi-faith clergy praying together helped.

Update on Fallon’s Job Fair

The city of Fallon is hosting a job fair Friday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Wok Banquet Hall (next to the Wok) to connect qualified workforce with local business employment opportunities.

Nevada Legislature: Gun rights measures die during Friday’s deadline

total of 39 bills died Friday at midnight because they couldn’t get out of committee in the 2015 Legislature — including a number of gun-rights measures proposed by members of the Assembly.

Stewart School bill heading to governor

The Senate on Saturday gave final passage to the bill creating a special account for the protection of Stewart Indian School at the southern border of Carson City.

Sunday, May 17

Bill to make Nevada State Prison a tourist museum heads to Gov. Brian Sandoval

The Nevada Senate on Sunday passed legislation designed to boost efforts to convert the oldest parts of the historic Nevada State Prison into a museum, tourist attraction, scientific and historic center.

Kipling sets pace for top 3 finishes

Dagen Kipling was rewarded for his attention to pace on Saturday when he logged a pair of top-three finishes at the NIAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Boys track: Hawley wins state title for Dayton

Carter medals in the triple jump for Senator boys. LAS VEGAS — Dayton High Zach Hawley made his presence felt immediately when he uncorked an opening throw of 54-feet 11 /3 4 Saturday afternoon.

Girls track: Turner wins state title

Favorite’s bizarre choice leads to Preston taking second in high jump LAS VEGAS — Dayton High’s Kaylee Turner ended her 2015 season in grand style.

Saturday, May 16

Nevada Legislature: Committees OK most of Sandoval’s K-12 agenda

The legislative money committees on Saturday approved the vast majority of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposed education budget including $2.83 billion in spending from the Distributive School Account, the budget that provides K-12 schools with their per-pupil funding.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after standoff with police

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 11 a.m., Thomas Thornton, 57, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony failure to change address for a convicted sex offender. Bail was set for $5,000.

Friday, May 15

Reid, Carson boys have a busy, strong day at state track

LAS VEGAS — Corey Reid had an unbelievably busy Friday night at the NIAA State Track & Field Championships.

Abbott’s on second; CHS girls relay sets school mark

LAS VEGAS — It wasn’t her best-ever effort, but Douglas High’s Olivia Abbott didn’t care.

Mrs. Patricia L.“Patti” Page

Mrs. Patricia L Page “Patti” passed away on May 11, 2015 at the Gardnerville Rehabilitation Center in Nevada at the age of 73. Before she went to be with the Lord, on April 29, 2015, she had her 55th wedding anniversary.

Dear Mr. Snyder,

ou never let us call you “Colonel” even though one of your many military medals was pinned on you by Vice-President Hubert Humphrey. We were always amazed that someone like you would be so devoted to us. A person who had flown B-52s (Oh, how we loved to compare the size of one to a football field!), had climbed Mt. Everest to 19,000 feet…

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office looking for Harvey’s Hotel thieves

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest in a theft from the Stateline Harvey’s Hotel and Casino.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Cops and Kids event Saturday

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its 12th annual Cops and Kids event Saturday. The event, which is free to the public, is an open house and safety fair for kids and their families to interact with law enforcement in a fun environment. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in front of the Sheriff’s Office. The street in front of the office will be closed down between Pratt and Harbin Avenues.

Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center bringing southern tunes

Southern Drawl Band is bringing country sounds from Nashville, Tenn., to the Brewery Arts Center on Thursday, May 21.

Kaepernick to headline Governor’s Dinner in Carson City

RENO — Colin Kaepernick, the standout San Francisco 49ers quarterback and one of the all-time great student-athletes in Nevada history, returns to Northern Nevada as the centerpiece of the 47th annual Governor’s Dinner on July 10, the athletics department announced today.

Nevada Legislature: Lawmakers face deadline today

One of the last major deadlines of the 2015 Legislature hits today: committee passage in the second house of all legislation not granted an exemption.

Nevada Legislature: Gov. Brian Sandoval includes Assembly ideas in updated tax plan

Gov. Brian Sandoval released an updated tax proposal Thursday he said improved upon a plan he introduced earlier in the session and incorporated ideas from leaders in the Assembly, which has the next move on taxes as the legislative session entered its final weeks.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on possession of a controlled substance

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 7:43 a.m., William Goulardt, 20, of Carson City, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, DUI-drugs second offense, following too closely, no proof of insurance, turn signals required and violation of bail conditions after deputies initiated a traffic stop on South Carson Street. Bail was set for $8,700.

Dayton High senior treating NIAA Track Meet as business as usual

Serving your country or going to college? That is usually a decision you make during your teenage years. That’s what sets Dayton High’s Benji Ply apart from others. Ply made his decision at the ripe age of 6.

Thursday, May 14

The biggest joke of all is on us, not the NFL

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Capital City band honoring Appeal’s birthday with free concert May 17

The Capital City Community Band is saluting the Nevada Appeal’s 150th birthday in its Old Favorites Band Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Carson Nugget Hall in the Aspen Building at Western Nevada College.

Silver City hosts street dance, displays and film on Saturday

A free street dance, featuring live music by Will and Sheree Rose, the High Street Band and Red Rose, is kicking off a series of free events at 2 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Silver City.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested for grand larceny

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 1:25 p.m., Amber Heckman, 27, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony grand larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. Bail was set at $28,500.

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.

Corey and Maddie: CHS royalty

For the past four years, Corey Reid and Maddie Preston have been the king and queen of track and field at Carson High School.

Brews, brats and ballet in Carson City

Sierra Nevada Ballet is hosting an evening of dance, beer and brats at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City.

Carson City painter showing off work at Comma Coffee

A Carson City woman who last year, at age 70, decided to pick up a paintbrush for the first time, is hosting her first exhibit of landscape oil paintings through May at Comma Coffee.

Sweeney takes on CrossFit regional

While serving in the U.S. Navy as a bomb-building specialist, a friend introduced the sailor to a new kind of torture. It had nothing to do with the service but instead, it focused on building the body’s strength and endurance with grueling and intense workouts

gamble pays off

LAS VEGAS — Traditionally, the house wins.

Wave golfers cap season at state

Fighting through cold and blustery conditions, Fallon’s trio of state golfers battled at the Division I-A state tournament in Truckee.

Things to consider when selling a business

As the economy in northern Nevada continues to improve, opportunities for local entrepreneurs and small business owners are beginning to pop up all over the landscape. With exciting news such as Tesla coming to town and Amazon’s new warehouse, the area is buzzing with optimism about our economic future. This has spurred many to seek new opportunities as more business floods into our community.

Goodbye to child care, hello college savings

If you’re a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head off to school, and those child care bills go away, or at least diminish greatly. When that happens, you could start putting away money for another one of your children’s milestones: college.

Hooray for Bark in the Park

We are fortunate to celebrate another successful event that highlights the connection between dogs and humans. Bark in the Park was wonderful! Thank you to all community members who came out with their dogs for the 5K walk/run. We are especially grateful to the furry friends who accompanied them.

Right time for some economic lessons

I have studied markets and the economy for many years. While I am no expert, I favor free market analysts like the late Milton Friedman and Jim Rogers. I have seen history tends to repeat itself. Here are some lessons from that history.


LAS VEGAS — Traditionally, the house wins. However, a gamble by Fallon baseball coach Lester de Braga paid off, and the Greenwave’s offensive barrage sparked an 8-2 win over Boulder City on Thursday at Las Vegas High School.

Skabelund takes to pits, hurdles

She is the lone wolf. Her aim is to feast on opposing jumpers today and Saturday at the Division I-A state track and field meet at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

Fulks, Heck aim for state titles

In what may be the race of the meet, one Fallon runner has the skill to stand alone. Senior Charles Fulks is just one of eight in a loaded field of the 400-meter race during today and Saturday’s Division I-A state track and field meet at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

Bighorns ready for state tourney

Still in its infancy compared to the veteran clubs in Northern Nevada, the Oasis Bighorns lacrosse under-15 team has quickly become the alpha male.

Grimes leads way for GW swimmers

In a familiar position, Fallon swimmer Kyle Grimes aims to make the most out of his final high school swim meet.

Fallon man sentenced in DUI crash

A Fallon man was sentenced up to five years in prison for slamming into another driver while drunk in December.

Giving landowners power

High-voltage transmission lines are needed to meet evolving energy needs. Engineers estimate that seven billion dollars of investment is required to properly maintain and update the electric grid.

Death and tax hikes

We don’t think ever-increasing taxes are inevitable so we’ve proposed an alternative budget that doesn’t raise taxes:

View from the Past

Census Shows Growth in Fallon School District- The school population is growing in Fallon district is shown by the census returns. There are 313 pupils between the ages of 6 and 18, as compared to 251 in 1914, and 247 in 1913. This year there are 468 under the age of 21, as compared to 404 last year. The new law providing for kindergarten schools under the public school system, the census shows 57 children between ages of 4 and 6.


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

Multimillion dollar lawsuit filed against Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

STATELINE — A contractor has filed a multimillion-dollar lien, plus labor and services rendered suit against the owners of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. SMC Construction filed the lawsuit on May 5 in Nevada’s Ninth Judicial District Court, alleging fraud, failure to pay and breach of contract against Neva One LLC, and Jon and David Park.

Comstock History Center Museum opens mining photo exhibit in V.C.

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

St. Patrick’s hosts annual Portuguese Festa

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will host the annual Fallon Portuguese Festa this weekend at the church’s new St. Patrick’s Parrish Hall at 850 W. 4th St., to celebrate a historical act of kindness.

Research growing dairy production

The dairy industry in Nevada almost died out a couple decades ago when milk distributors would only buy from giant farms. More recently, the industry has enjoyed resurgence, partly buoyed by cooperative ventures and scientific research.

Nevada nonprofit is boosting small business

The Nevada State Development Corporation has been giving small business in the state a boost up since 1981.

Lake Tahoe State Park: Gateway to adventures

If there us one place that can serve as a good introduction to the host of recreational activities found at Lake Tahoe it’s Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

WNC’s ‘The Music Man’ concludes this weekend

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season in Carson City with Broadway blockbuster “The Music Man.”

Poetry reading set for Saturday

Churchill Arts will present a poetry reading with David Lee tomorrow night at the Art Center. Lee is the author of more than 20 collections of verse and was named the state of Utah’s first poet laureate.

Author’s novel inspired by at-risk youth

Writing, editing, and publishing a novel is no easy task, as Fallon author Leanna Lehman knows all too well. But on May 12, all of her hard work finally paid off with the release of her debut novel “Vote For Remi” through indie publishing company, She Writes Press.

Spring Wings flies into the valley

Spring Wings, the valley’s largest festival to recognize the importance of birds and their habitat, takes flight Saturday with a variety of activities ranging from tours to classes.

Theater class presents ‘Anna of Avonlea’

The Churchill County High School Theater 2,3,4 class will present “Anna of Avonlea” — based on the book by L.M. Montgomery adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette.

Fallon grad discovers new love of learning

Learning has never been as much fun for Edward Stahi as during his time at Western Nevada College in Fallon.

Fallon grad opens the door to Cuba

Washington State University freshman and Fallon born Garrett Kalt is embarking on a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Wednesday, May 13

Carson City’s Beercade offering weekly line dancing lessons

Bob Truesdale hosts line dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at Beercade, 1930 N. Carson St., adjacent to Carson City Inn.

UNR awarding 2,454 degrees in two days of ceremonies

The University of Nevada, Reno is holding its spring commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, when 2,454 degrees and certificates will be conferred — 1,908 bachelor degrees, 476 advanced-degree certificates (master’s and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates) and 70 University of Nevada School of Medicine degrees.

Lakeside Shakespeare festival widens fare

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, which attracted 30,000 patrons last year, is angling to top that this summer with an expanded bill of fare.

Carson High’s Butler shoots first round 83 at Nevada state golf championships

RENO — Montreux Country Club is a tough track even when the weather is nice. On a windy day, it turns into a beast as the best high school golfers in Nevada found out Monday afternoon on the first day of the NIAA State Championships.

Museums struggling to protect artifacts

Nevada’s museums are out of space and overflowing with artifacts. On top of that, some of the larger artifacts — such as the historic two-ton freight wagon that once hauled supplies between Dayton and Virginia City — are sitting in an NDOT warehouse.

Nevada Legislature: Senate votes to create presidential preference primary

On a party-line vote, the Nevada Senate Tuesday passed legislation creating a presidential preference primary and moving the state’s primary date from June to the last Tuesday in February. SB421 was opposed by Democrats who argued it was a solution to a Republican problem.

Court throws out 1995 conviction of 14-year-old

The 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco has upheld the district court order granting a new trial in a 20-year-old Carson City murder case.

Sprints have become Winder’s track haven

Sahara Winder freely admits there was a time when she didn’t like track, in particular the 400-meter race.

Nevada Legislature: Ex-presidents say community colleges have a losing formula

Two former campus presidents say the new higher education funding formula will cause irreparable damage to Nevada’s community colleges in multiple ways.

Lady Wave rallies for state bid

A regional title doesn’t have the same gratification of a state championship.

Wave claims title

Kendall Johnson didn’t know he would be given the ball until 30 minutes before Fallon’s most important game of the season.

Grimes nabs state bids in sprint events

Five relays and two individuals will represent the Fallon swim team at this week’s state meet in Carson City.

Wave boys rack up 7 wins

FERNLEY — Despite seven wins, depth proved to be the difference.

Bighorns roll in prep for state tourney

The Oasis under-15 lacrosse team continues dominating the season with an emphatic win in a tune-up for this weekend’s state tournament.

PERS reviews key pending legislation to Fallon audience

An informal presentation on the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the ramifications of pending legislation in the Nevada Legislature drew about 125 people to the Oasis Community Church on Thursday.

Let the chips fall, senator

The rocky road for state legislators to vote on having concealed weapons on Nevada’s college campuses has hit a roadblock again as Senate Judiciary Chairman Greg Brower is taking a trick out of the Democrat’s playbook from the past two legislative sessions.


TESTING COSTS STATE Editor: Parents of children in grades 3-8, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing(SBAC) is being administered beginning at the end of March 2015 until the end of this school year.

Rooftop solar: Net-metering becomes net-mooching

In a recent letter-to-the-editor, Mark Leon of Las Vegas wrote ...

Thugs regardless of color

From 2003-2009 there were approximately 96 million arrest in this country. That’s 16 million every year of whom about 800 died in police custody. Sixty-one percent were classified as homicides, either at the hands of the police or others in custody. Of those, 42 percent were white, 32 percent African American, and 20 percent Hispanic. The numbers are very sketchy since some states don’t report deaths at the hands of policemen.

Local sports roundup: Butler finishes 15th in state golf

RENO — Dalton Butler shot his second consecutive 83 to finish in 15th place at the NIAA Division I State Golf Tournament at Montreux Golf & Country Club Tuesday afternoon,

Tuesday, May 12

Carson girls track shares regional title

Minutes after the conclusion of Saturday’s NIAA regional track finals, members of the Carson High girls team crowded onto the podium and mugged for the cameras.

Bennett Player of the Year

Sophomore outfielder Jake Bennett became the first Western Nevada College baseball player to win the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Year honor outright when coaches selected their postseason honorees this week.

Two armed robbers sentenced to 18 months

Two of three men accused of armed robbery in February were sentenced Monday morning. Jamal Kemp, 28, and Justin Moore, 33, were both charged as being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm and received 18 to 45 months in the Nevada Department of Corrections with no probation.

The park goes to the dogs

Four legs. all sizes and shapes. This year’s Bark in the Park attracted hundred of people to check out the booths or participate in the annual fun run/walk, all to benefit the Churchill Animal Protection Society. This year’s annual event was dedicated to the memory of David Martinez, a true lover of dogs and faithful volunteer.

Nationally touring war exhibition travels to Hawthorne

The acclaimed war memorial “Always Lost: A Meditation on War,” which includes the faces and names of the nearly 7,000 U.S. service members who perished in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will be displayed in Hawthorne this week. “Always Lost” has been traveling throughout the United States since 2010 and is being hosted by the American Legion-Mineral County Post 19 as part of Hawthorne’s Armed Forces Day celebration.

The park goes to the dogs

Four legs. all sizes and shapes. This year’s Bark in the Park attracted hundred of people to check out the booths or participate in the annual fun run/walk, all to benefit the Churchill Animal Protection Society. This year’s annual event was dedicated to the memory of David Martinez, a true lover of dogs and faithful volunteer.

What foods contain phospherous

Phosphorus is a mineral found naturally found in many foods we eat every day. It is found in dairy, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and legumes. Some of its functions include storing and using energy and manufacturing DNA. It is essential for building strong bones and teeth. The current RDA for adults is 700 milligrams per day.

Measles immunization coverage rates increase in the Silver State

RENO — Immunize Nevada shared an important statistic from the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health: According to data from Nevada WebIZ, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and MMR-V (measles, mumps, rubella, varicella) vaccination coverage rates jumped 23 percent in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014.

Assembly, Senate panels approve PERS budget

The Senate and Assembly money committees have both approved the operating budget for the Public Employees Retirement System.

Trustees meet tomorrow

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

Making me laugh

While I’m not usually a fan of comedians, I accidentally stopped my television at a channel that had one of those stand-up ones who was talking about food. He mentioned that he didn’t understand why anybody would serve one of those fancy combination vegetables trays at a dinner party.


The following marriage licenses were issued for April by the Churchill County Clerk.


The following births were submitted by Banner Churchill Community Hospital: April 24, 2015

Better living starts with you

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to living a better life, but most people agree — feeling your best is aligned with making healthier choices. The road to well-being starts with making informed decisions that will help you to shop, cook, eat and feel better.

Folic acid plays vital role in babies’ health

Each year, more than four million women in America give birth and 2,600 infants are born with neural tube defects.

Churchill County deputies earn diplomas from POST

Thirty graduates, including two deputies from Fallon, were certified and honored in a recent ceremony held by the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (POST).

Nevada’s major wildfires could be treated as natural disasters

CARSON CITY — Treating major wildfires in Nevada and elsewhere as natural disasters and spending more money on improving forest health are goals of proposed federal legislation.

Lahontan Valley Concert Choirs puts on spring concert

The Lahontan Valley Concert Choir will perform its annual spring concert, “Garden of Favorites,” tomorrow night at the Churchill County Museum at 7 p.m.

CCHS Minor Details take top honors

Churchill County High School’s choir Minor Details participated in a program called “Music in the Parks” on May 1-2 at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. A total of 15 high school choirs were in the competition. It included choirs from states such as Arizona, California and Nevada.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 2 p.m., a 49-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery-first offense and violation of conditions. Bail was set at $6,000

Nevada’s oldest operating hotel reopening after renovation

Nevada’s oldest operating hotel, established in 1861, is reopening Friday after a three-month renovation and remodel of the restaurant, lounge, bar and hotel.

Carson City events for National Foster Care Awareness Month

To celebrate May as National Foster Care Awareness Month, National Division of Child and Family Services is hosting events, from casual picnics to formal dinners, to thank foster parents for their role in providing care and support to children. The division is also displaying a “thank you” banner on Carson City this week to show appreciation to foster families.

Drive for Your School fundraiser Saturday to help Carson High School cheer team

Carson High School cheer team Drive for Your School fundraiser Saturday

Carson City Planning Commission has two volunteer openings

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is looking for volunteers to fill two openings on the Carson City Planning Commission, which oversees all matters pertaining to Carson City’s planning and zoning, land use and growth management.

Carson City fingerprint background check business opens

Fingerprinting background check business opens in Carson City

Monday, May 11

Boat ramp at Cave Rock closing Wednesday for maintenance

Access to the boat ramp at Cave Rock will be unavailable on Wednesday, May 13, while the ramp undergoes maintenance.

Assembly, Senate panels approve PERS budget

The Senate and Assembly money committees on Friday both approved the operating budget for the Public Employees Retirement System.

Local sports roundup: Dayton has strong day on the track

FERNLEY — Dayton High will send approximately 16 athletes to Las Vegas for next week’s state meet at Del Sol High School.

Sunday, May 10

Dayton gets ‘Eck’ of a coach

The Dayton Dust Devils didn’t have far to go to find their new varsity football head coach.

Amodei: no Senate run, but maybe Gov. or AG

U.S. Representative Mark Amodei of Carson City told the Reno Gazette-Journal on Friday he wouldn’t run for the U.S. Senate, saying his future political plans would likely eventually be on the state level.

Carson City’s Whitt sets record

He earns 14th save in Wolf Pack’s victory

Carson City’s Cracker Box celebrates 35 years

A Cracker Box commemoration of 35 years in business attracted dignitaries Friday as breakfast patrons at the Carson City restaurant enjoyed breakfast and watched.

Reid and Schulz enjoy big days

Corey Reid and Ian Schulz had the Midas touch Saturday at the NIAA Northern Division I track and field finals.

Saturday, May 9

Darrell Moody: Carson baseball has a bright future

Carson High’s baseball season officially ended Thursday a little before 3 p.m. at Peccole Park.

Carter among leaders for Carson in regionals

Steph Curry knows at the moment of release if a shot has a chance of going down. Buster Posey knows at the point of contact whether the ball has a chance to leave the yard.

Carson City’s Glover, Pierce enter Assembly Wall of Distinction

Carson City’s Alan Glover and the late Peggy Pierce of Las Vegas were inducted into the Assembly Wall of Distinction on Friday.

Nevada Legislature: Uber letdown: Tax fails in Senate

The bill to raise money for the UNLV Medical School and possibly provide more funding for Western Nevada and Great Basin Colleges by taxing taxicabs and ride sharing services such as Uber failed in the Senate Friday, falling just one vote short of a two-thirds majority.

Manogue uses big 5thto eliminate Senators

For 4 1/2 innings, it looked like Carson High was headed toward another nail-biting finish.

Local sports roundup: Carson City’s WNC baseball, softball eliminated

Just when it looked as if Western Nevada College was going to make a late-inning rally against Salt Lake on Friday night, reliever Jared White had other ideas.

Carson High girls hoop program has new coach

Melissa Larsen, one of the best basketball players in Carson High history, has been named the school’s new head girls basketball coach.

Judge calls for jury trial in case of escaped prisoner

The preliminary hearing for Duffy Thomas and Sarah Thomas, two siblings associated with an escape and theft from Carson City deputies, concluded on Friday with the judge ruling there was enough evidence for the case to go to trial. An arraignment for the siblings is scheduled for May 18, and a trial date will be set at that time.

Nevada Capital Investment Board seeking applications

State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is looking for financial professionals willing to serve on the Nevada Capital Investment Board.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of battery by a prisoner

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 1:23 p.m., Joshua Floyd, 24, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of battery by a prisoner after deputies observed him and another inmate fighting in the Carson City jail. Bail was set at $20,000.

Friday, May 8

Minden’s Gimple takes 15th at Laguna Seca

The Western States Dwarf Car Association descended on Fernley 95A Speedway last Friday and Saturday night for a Regional event with entrants from California, Oregon, Utah, and Colorado, and Nevada.

Betty Jane Moser

Long-time Carson City resident Betty Moser passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday afternoon. She was born, raised and went to school in Glendale, California, moved to Las Vegas in 1973 then on to Carson City in 1975.

An Uber plan for community colleges?

Following the subcommittee hearing on the university system’s budgets that raised questions about the damage being done to community colleges and the Desert Research Institute, Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson gave some hope there’s going to be a fix.

Nevada Legislature: Bill reins in Attorney General on hiring outside counsel

Legislation designed to rein in the Attorney General’s freedom to contract with outside counsel and join multi-state lawsuits is headed for Gov. Brian Sandoval’s desk.

Nevada Legislature: Bill repealing sunsetted tax hikes passes Senate committee

Senate Bill 483, the bill that makes permanent the temporary tax hikes used to balance the current budget passed out of the Revenue and Economic Development Committee Thursday on a party line vote.

Local sports roundup: Carson City’s WNC baseball falls

HENDERSON — Western Nevada College had Salt Lake starting pitcher Chris Bradford on the ropes and nearly out of the game in the third inning Thursday night.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested on robbery and assault with a deadly weapon

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 7:25 p.m., Lennard James, 43, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony robbery, felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony burglary-shoplift, petit larceny and intoxicated pedestrian after deputies responded to reports of a man stealing pants and perfume from Kohls. Bail was set at $62,775.

Thursday, May 7

Nevada baseball season really getting started

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team clinching the Mountain West regular season title is all well and good. It’s certainly nothing you want to take off your hook and toss back into the lake. But it’s also nothing that warrants a parade down Virginia Street.

Whose Mother’s Day is it?

When it comes to celebrating good old mom on Mother’s Day, husbands and wives don’t see eye to eye. A new national survey of married couples with kids reveals more than 1 in 3 women (40 percent) say now that they’re a mom, it’s their Mother’s Day. And about 1 in 3 men (30 percent) say they’re torn between celebrating their wife and their mother.

JoAnne Skelly: Improve your odds — prepare for wildfire

May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month. Each year, the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, other program partners and corporate sponsors work together to educate Nevadans on living with wildfire. Much of western Nevada is a high fire hazard environment, especially in this drought year.

View from the Past

Well Behaved Crowd. The manager of the Barnes circus, as he sat leisurely smoking in his in his private car at the depot waiting for the clearing up odds and ends before the train pulled out, remarked to Agent A. F. Stanton that it was the best behaved crowd during the incident of the blowing down of their tent that he ever saw, “and I have been in show business thirty years and seen fires, wrecks and accidents aplenty” He continued, “If the same incident had happened with a city-bred crowd of similar size, people by the score would have been trampled to death.”

Some real problems with Nevada school funding

In Controller’s Monthly Report No. 4, Assistant Controller Geoff Lawrence and I address K-12 education. Last time, I reviewed some of its highlights, and this time some others.


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

Help mom with retirement income strategy

This occasion may have special significance for you if you’ve been fortunate enough to have your mother around for your adult life. So naturally, you’ll want to bring Mom some flowers or another gift. But if she’s planning to retire soon, you may want to think about a longer-term way to improve her life — namely, by initiating a conversation about her retirement income strategy.

How much ego is enough?

I’ve often been told that I have a huge … ego … and until recently, I‘ve always assumed that was high praise. I was raised as the only son of a con man, then spent a career in carrier based fighter squadrons; I learned early that large watches and larger egos are the true measure of manhood.

Plan your summer

Nevada is the seventh-largest state in the Union. There are 109,781 square miles to explore, from the basin-and-range landscape on the northern end to the scenic desert panoramas in the south. This summer, discover your Nevada on a drive on the U.S. 50-Interstate 80 loop from the Reno-Tahoe area or on a road trip to Tonopah or Valley of Fire State Park.

USDA announces $235 million for more innovative new conservation partnerships

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.

University Cooperative Extension hosts plant fair

RENO – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners will hold their 16th annual Plant Faire 7-11 a.m., May 16 at the Washoe County Cooperative Extension office, 4955 Energy Way in Reno. About 5,000 plants will be available, including 26 heirloom tomato varieties, four varieties of greens, four specialty plant varieties, 23 herb varieties, 14 pepper varieties, eight summer squash varieties, five winter squash varieties, six pumpkin varieties, eight melon varieties, six cucumber varieties and three eggplant varieties.

The Arts Center presents a twist to ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Buoyed by the success of last fall’s community production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” The Arts Center sponsored by Rising Sun Gallery presents a twist to an old favorite this weekend at the Churchill County High School Theater.

It’s not all about organic farming

A growing number of people equate sustainable farming with organic farming. That’s a mistake. At the Center for Rural Affairs we look beyond labels and focus on core values — stewardship, community, and ownership. We ask if a farming system protects the land, water, and how it impacts community, and if it encourages widespread ownership.

BBB offers tips on earthquake donations

SPARKS — The devastating earthquake in Nepal almost two weeks ago has already touched the hearts of millions of Americans who want to support disaster relief through donations.

Poet David Lee to read at Art Center

The poet David Lee will be in town to read from his latest collection, “Last Call” (Wings Press), on May 16 at the Art Center.


As of Wednesday, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s repair work on the Lewis waste-way structure was at about 20 percent, according to TCID’s website.

13 ways to turn off a motel/hotel guest

I’ve been on the go since we sold this newspaper and have stayed in a wide variety of hotels and motels ranging from very good to the proverbial “el dumpo.”

Taxman cometh: Changes taking effect in 2015

There are many important tax changes taking effect in 2015. They are the result of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 as well as other tax legislation and inflation-indexed changes.

Historic Glendale School

While not much remains of the old Truckee Meadows community of Glendale (now part of the city of Sparks near McCarran Boulevard and the Truckee River), the one-room schoolhouse that was once an integral part of the town can still be visited.


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

Bark in the Park celebration

At last, the dog-gone-best-social-event of the season. Tomorrow, Bark in the Park will present a fun-filled day for dogs and their people. The day begins with the annual 5K walk/ run. Bring your favorite furry buddy on a leash and take a stroll. Dogs walk free and the fee for their people is only $15 per person or $50 for groups of four. The first 100 to cross the finish line will receive a medal.

University officials seek input on WNC president

Chancellor Dan Klaich and two regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education are soliciting feedback from the Churchill County community in preparation for the contract review of Chester “Chet” Burton, president of Western Nevada College.

Solving the gift dilemma for mom

With Mother’s Day on Sunday, it’s crunch time for children and their fathers to find the perfect gift if they already haven’t done so.

Commissioners recognize volunteers

The Churchill County Commissioners recognized individuals who participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Program.

TCID, BOR continue repairs

As of Wednesday, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s repair work on the Lewis waste-way structure was at about 20 percent, according to TCID’s website.

Carson City Grandma Hattie’s hosting federal employees meeting May 19

Members of National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will talk about reports from their state convention; summer activities and pending legislating impacting federal employees at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 19, at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St.

Carson City United Latino Community seeks volunteers to teach English

United Latino Community, 1711 N. Roop St., is offering a free tutor training workshop from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Music & art fundraiser planned in Carson City to help Native American students

Local bands and others from France and Israel will perform in Loud as Folk, a fundraiser for a new scholarship at University of Nevada, Reno, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Sassafras, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road.

Texan satirical band visiting Piper’s Opera House Sunday

A satirical band from Austin, Texas, that spoofs on politics, religions, popular culture and other topics is visiting Virginia City Sunday at Piper’s Opera House.

Carson City Library hosting memoir writing workshop Tuesday

Ursula B. Carlson will talk about how writing a memoir can be done as a short piece or on a larger scale at a memoir-writing workshop sponsored by the Carson City Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Digitorium.

Back for more

They’ve been in this position before. In fact, it was worse last year.

Wave locked, loaded for regional repeat

Riding a hot streak, the Fallon baseball team is clicking on all cylinders at the right time.

Tracksters ready to run to state

A three-way fight for the regional title may come down to those athletes on the cusp of a state qualification.

Wave ready to make splash at regional

Small in numbers, but big in talent is the driving force for the Fallon swim teams.

Frisbee golf flies into fairgrounds

Fallon’s newest form of outdoor recreation is a hybrid. Thanks to Tim Shurtliff, Frisbee golf is now a part of the area’s sporting landscape.

Golfers set sights on state

Like a lightning bolt, a freshman crashed his way into the state tournament.

Wave standouts moving on

Once again, Fallon’s best are moving on the next level of athletic competition.

Fallon begins second season

This weekend will be nothing short of Greenwave excitement as the postseason begins in the Northern Division I-A.

Bike Tour geared toward youths interest

On Saturday, more than 50 children participated in the third annual Fallon Youth Bike Tour.

Comstock History Center Museum opens mining photo exhibit

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

Nicholas John Radu

Nicholas John Radu, 64 of Carson City passed away peacefully Friday, April 24, 2015. “Nick” was raised in Larkspur, CA and had been a Carson City resident since 1978. He was a talented and passionate skier and enjoyed the outdoors, camping and shooting pool.

Fallon hostsPERS workshop

Nevada’s public workers — both retired and actively employed – are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting on Thursday to learn how Assembly Bill 190 may affect benefits and future contributions into the program.

Carson High beats Damonte Ranch

He pitches Carson to win against Damonte Ranch RENO — Bryce Moyle has turned in plenty of stellar pitching performances this year for the Carson Senators, but none better than Wednesday’s playoff outing against regular-season champion Damonte Ranch.

Will Durst performing May 15 at Carson City’s Nugget

A political comedian who writes columns, books and radio and television commentaries is bringing a comedic tribute about the joys, achievements and frustrations of the baby boomer generation to the Carson Nugget.

Wednesday, May 6

Panel: Time to end foreclosure aid program

Members of a legislative subcommittee voted on Wednesday to recommend the state end its foreclosure mediation program saying it did its job during the recession but is no longer needed.

Capital City band honoring Appeal’s birthday with free concert May 17

The Capital City Community Band is saluting the Nevada Appeal’s 150th birthday in its Old Favorites Band Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Carson Nugget Hall in the Aspen Building at Western Nevada College.

Alumni notebook: How Carson City athletes are doing in college

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Is 1-1 with 5.06 ERA.

Carson City area live entertainment

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

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 11:16 a.m., a 38-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving after deputies responded to a possible drunk driver near Curry Street and Lake Glen Drive. Bail was set at $1,500.

William McCann Raymond

Born March 30, 1925 in Logan, Utah, passed away on April 25, 2015 in Carson City, NV. Enjoyed golf and reading. Served in the US Marine Corps for 3 years during WWII. Lived in Sun Valley, ID for 2 years. Earned his bachelor’s degree at the University Of Idaho and law from the University Of Kansas Law School. Worked for the Attorney General of the State of Nevada as Deputy Attorney General for 22 years.

Lorene (Lory) Haffner Smithers

Lorene (Lory) Haffner Smithers, died peacefully at her home in Fallon, Nevada on May 2nd, 2015 surrounded by family. She was born September 20th, 1941 in Spokane, Washington to Marine Col. Loren E. Haffner and his wife Ramona (Mona) Haffner.

Butler qualifies forstate golf tourney

Carson’s Butler qualifies for state golf tournament DAYTON — Dalton Butler shot a second-round 74 to finish fifth overall with a 36-hole total of 153 at the Northern Division I regional golf tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Irene A. Wilson

Irene A. Wilson, 91, a 53-year Carson City resident, died at Ormsby Post Acute Rehab. Irene was born in York, Nebraska to Ludwig G. and Augusta (Heiden) Rich. Irene was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Merlin Thomas Sayre

Merlin Thomas Sayre (or to some Jack), a native of Enid, Oklahoma and member of the Fallon community since 1966, passed away the afternoon of April 24, 2015 following a short battle to overcome injuries sustained in a recent fall.

Charlene “Char” Noone McDonald

Charlene “Char” Noone McDonald, 61, of Gardnerville passed away on April 4, 2015 at Renown Medical Center in Reno with her family by her side after courageously battling cancer.

Audrey Ruby Knittle

April 24, 1926 - April 18, 2015. Audrey Ruby Knittle passed peacefully on April 18, 2015. “Vi” was born in Virginia City, and grew up in Northern California. Vi married Chester B. Knittle on December 28, 1943 and shortly after, homesteaded in Dixie Valley, Nevada.

Laura Mae Bolger

Laura passed peacefully in her sleep at age 90 with family nearby on April 17, 2015. Laura was born in Tacoma, WA and raised in Seattle. She worked as a radio technician at a Seattle radio station in the 40’s and as a Sheriff’s dispatcher in Redwood City, CA and later a Police dispatcher in Seattle, WA .

D. Edwin “Ed” Brush

D. Edwin “Ed” Brush was taken from us in a peaceful setting at his home with family and friends where he succumbed to be free again on April 19, 2015.

Brig Gen William L Strand, USAF Ret

William ‘Bill’ Strand, died at his home in Minden, Nevada, at the age of 82. Bill was born in Sacramento, California, the son of Elizabeth Granlees (Nichols). Bill and his mother later settled in Fallon, where he graduated from Churchill County High School, in 1950.

Brig Gen William L Strand, USAF Ret

D. Edwin “Ed” Brush was taken from us in a peaceful setting at his home with family and friends where he succumbed to be free again on April 19, 2015.

CHS baseball loses a heartbreaker

CHS leaves 10 runners in last six innings, cannot hold 7-1 lead in defeat RENO — Carson High has lost some tough postseason games in the past three years, but none tougher than Tuesday’s 9-8 eight-inning setback at the hands of the Galena Grizzlies.

Red-hot Carson set for playoffs

Carson High’s baseball team enters the Division I playoffs today (4 p.m.) at Galena with a full head of steam.

Tuesday, May 5


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

Info on summer EBT program for children coming in mid-May

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health‘s Women, Infants and Children Program, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, will be administering the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children Program.

Perspective on chronic headaches

Imagine suffering chronic pain – say, in the form of headaches or migraines.

What about Jane?

A few weeks ago I wrote about a job I’d gotten unexpectedly at the Fresno Welfare Department. After a short while, in what they called the Budget Department, another position became available, something different and one I thought more interesting.

Give me land, lots of land

“The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States.” U.S. Constitution, Article Four, Section 3.

Commissioners meet tomorrow

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

Burton deserves to continue

When Western Nevada College President Carol Lucey retired in October 2013, the Churchill County community let out a sigh of relief.

Blogging assemblyman gives conservatives a Hickey

One of my favorite Ronald Reagan quotes is this one: “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant; it’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”

Gaming: Churchill County, Nevada struggle in March

Statewide gaming win dipped 3.15 percent in March, reporting a total of $951.2 million.

Preventive care is the key to fighting skin cancer

Are you at risk for skin cancer? Do you know the signs? According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That means odds are quite high that at least one in your circle of friends will face this dangerous disease. As the season for bare skin approaches, are you aware of the risks and preventative measures necessary to avoid sun exposure?

TCID, BOR race to fix breach site

Direct and composed, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District laid out its plans to deliver water after Thursday’s breach at the Lewis Spillway.

April concludes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Personnel at Naval Air Station Fallon closed out Sexual Assault Awareness Month last week with tug-of-war contests to emphasize the teamwork in removing a stigma from the military.

Swimming strong

FERNLEY — Despite a bizarre ruling, the Fallon girls swim team cruised to wins in their regular-season final on Friday in Fernley.

Fallon wins league title

One win was all the Fallon baseball team needed to clinch the Northern Division I-A championship.

Lady Wave sweeps South Tahoe

The Fallon softball team closed out the regular season with a sweep over host South Tahoe last weekend. The Lady Wave drilled the Vikings 10-2 on Friday and slipped past South Tahoe with a 4-2 win and 7-1 victory on Saturday.

Tracksters solid at Lowry invite

In the final preparation for Friday and Saturday’s regional track meet, the Fallon programs had a solid showing at the Lowry Invitational last week.

Bighorns under-15 nab state tournament bid

The Oasis Bighorns under-15 lacrosse team is a legitimate contender for the state title.

Wolf Pack wins Mountain West title

The 22nd-ranked Wolf Pack baseball team made history Sunday, clinching the University of Nevada’s first Mountain West championship in program history in Albuquerque, N.M.

Spring Wings: Popular workshop being offered

Spring Wings Festival is May 16 and a popular workshop is once again being offered to the public — carving a decorative shorebird “decoy.”

Officials make cooperative plan to deal with potentially bad fire season

Fire officials from a half dozen agencies told Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday, while they may not have the biggest staffs and crews, they are all working together to handle what many fear will be a severe fire season.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested for disorderly conduct

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 11:04 p.m., a 37-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct after deputies responded to reports of a man disrupting people at the Carson Street Round House Inn. Bail was set at $150.

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Bonkowski holding breakfast meeting Friday

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his first Breakfast with Brad meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.

Nevada Humane Society holding annual kitten shower Saturday

Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane in Reno, is hosting its annual kitten shower, an education event about orphaned kittens in shelters, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Police Memorial Parade to honor law enforcement Saturday

The sixth annual Police Memorial Parade, which pays tribute to officers killed in the line of duty and celebrates law enforcement, will be at noon Saturday on C Street in Virginia City.

Lyon County Republicans hosting Shown and Shine May 16 in Silver Springs

Lyon County Republican Central Committee is sponsoring its Show and Shine car show on Saturday, May 16, on Silver Stage High School’s baseball field.

Lyon County open burning closing May 17

Open burning in Lyon County is closing on May 17 and will remain closed until the fall.

Timothy William Dent

Timothy William Dent, 30, passed away Tuesday April 21, 2015 in Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Fallon on January 1, 1985.

Jana Kae Jarrard

Jana Kae Jarrard, born May 18th, 1957 in Whittier California passed away April 22, 2015 in Carson City Nevada. She is survived by a son, James Jarrard II, a sister Jackie Jarrard and a brother, James Jarrard and one nephew, Jacob Jarrard, all of Carson City. Also survived by a grandmother, Laurel Jarrard of West Covina, California and many aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. A memorial will be held at 1575 N. Lompa Lane in Carson City at 2pm on Friday, May 1st.

Larry Loren Small

Larry Loren Small of Fallon, Nevada passed away suddenly on Monday, April 20th. Larry was an incredible friend to all who knew him. He had a huge heart and helped everyone else in need, even when he couldn’t help himself. He will be remembered and cherished by many. “Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.”

Thank You from the Family of Norman L. Prupas

THANK YOU for the outpouring of sympathy in the loss of our husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.We deeply appreciate the cards, flowers, donations in his name and the love, prayers, and support from all of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones. - The Family of Norman L. Prupas

Alyce Potterton Albus

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

NHP investigating Reno Highway accident

An accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle occurred Monday afternoon near Fallon RV Park at about 5:30 p.m. Paramedics from Banner Churchill Community Hospital and the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office responded.

Local sports roundup: Carson City’s WNC softball splits

Giving up a three-run edge in the final inning could emotionally deflate a team. College of Southern Nevada’s comeback only served as more motivation for the Western Nevada Wildcats on Saturday.

CHS relay leads strong effort

Historically, Carson High has always fielded strong relay teams, and the Senators’ girls 800-meter group is keeping up that proud tradition.

Monday, May 4

Nevada Legislature: Bill would define obesity as chronic disease

Obesity could soon be defined as a chronic disease, and Nevada officials would be required to compile an annual report about what’s being done to fight it in the state.

Coffee in space: One espresso, hold the gravity, coming right up (with video)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first Italian woman in space is now the world’s first orbiting barista.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested on prohibited person in possession of firearm

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 9:29 a.m., a 37-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny after deputies responded to reports of a woman taking clothes from the Carson Street Cal Ranch store. Bail was set at $250.

Lyon County inmate attempts escape

An inmate at the Lyon County Jail accused of murder attempted to escape his maximum security unit Thursday night, according to officials Ryan Coddington, arrested in connection with the murder of Alea Clark in January, attacked two deputies during a linen check, striking one repeatedly in the face. Coddington got outside of his cell block, but then went back in where officers detained him.

PEBP plan eliminates wellness, spends excess reserves

By spending excess reserves and eliminating the wellness program, Nevada lawmakers were told on Thursday the state will be able to provide workers with the same health benefits they now receive at a slightly lower cost.

Gail Louise Howard

Matriarch to one of Dayton’s settling families passed away on April 28, 2015 surrounded by family. Gail’s father Paul Nieri immigrated to the US from Italy at 15, fleeing from Benito Mussolini. Arriving in New York, Paul traveled to San Francisco then settled in Dayton, where he married Gilda (Parlanti); daughter to one of Dayton’s founding ranching families.

Marjorie Oppenheim Dupee

Marjorie Oppenheim Dupee, 96, passed away in Reno, Nevada on April 19, 2015. Marjorie was born on January 24, 1919 in Lovelock, Nevada to Jim and Lottie (Dave) Hunter.

Bill Burleigh

Bill Burleigh, age 76, died unexpectedly on April 15th while working in his yard.He was born on November 10, 1938 in Pontiac, Michigan and at the age of 15, he served in the Korean War.

Celebration of Life Notice for Raymond “Ray” Pieretti

A Celebration of Life for Ray Pieretti will be held on Saturday May 2nd - 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel Events Center located at 9th and Plaza Street.

Bruce Alan Ericson

Bruce Alan Ericson of Fallon, NV. Born on April 25, 1946 went on to heaven on April 1, 2015. Bruce was survived by his two children, son Peter and daughter April and granddaughter, Anna. Bruce had lived in Fallon for 12 plus years. Mr. Ericson passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones. He will be missed by many of his friends and extended family members that reside in Fallon. A memorial is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm. For more information, call Donna 775-217-9259.

Reverend James Harold Breyer

Born in Lewiston, MN on May 31, 1935 passed away in Carson City, NV on April 15, 2015. Jim was a Carpenter, Electrician and for the last 30 years a Reverend who enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, studying parapsychology and has married numerous couples in Nevada and California.

Kevin Neil Stirnemann

Kevin Neil Stirnemann passed away in Fallon on April 15, 2015. He was born June 8, 1964 in Fallon to Robert and Inabelle Steve Stirnemann. Kevin served in the US Navy aboard the USS Dixon and was also a member of the Tiger Team.

Lillian Huerta-Johnson

Lilly passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 14, 2015. She was born in Sacramento, CA to Manuel and Dolores Huerta. As an infant, her family moved to Lovelock, Nevada. She was raised in a large family with 9 sisters and 3 brothers.

NHP: Silver Springs residents die in rollover

Two Lyon County residents died in a Saturday afternoon rollover five miles west of Silver Springs on U.S. Highway 50.

Nevada Legislature: Panel recommends elimination of state worker longevity pay

A Nevada legislative subcommittee Saturday recommended elimination of longevity pay for veteran state workers to save $6.8 million during the biennium.

Sunday, May 3

Darrell Moody: This Warriors team a fun bunch to watch

Growing up in the Bay Area was tough if you were a Warriors fan save for the 1974-75 season when they beat the Wes Unseld-led Bullets to win the NBA title.

Saturday, May 2

Tesla, film tax credits leave hole in budget, Nevada Economic Forum projects

A combination of flat projections for state General Fund revenues and the impact of tax credits given to Tesla, film companies and others blew a near $170 million hole in the proposed Nevada state budget on Friday.

Carson’s Favero gunning for fast times, title

When the NIAA Division I track trials kick off today, Carson High junior Athena Favero will be one of the busiest Carson High performers.

Local sports roundup: Carson City’s WNC baseball, softball split

HENDERSON — Western Nevada College improved its chances of winning the Region 18 baseball title on Friday by clinching third place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.

Training for Carson City Sheriff’s Mounted Unit

Sheriff’s Mounted Unit members take part in de-sensitization training for their horses Friday night at the Silver Saddle Ranch. Fireworks are lit off in an effort to make their horses comfortable in uncomfortable environments.

Local sports roundup: Carson softball falls to Wooster

The first inning Thursday against Wooster was a microcosm of Carson High’s softball season.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on DUI-third offense

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 11:33 a.m., Paula Chandler, 61, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI-third offense after deputies responded to reports of a woman nearly hitting a parked car in the Highway 50 Save Mart. Bail was set at $20,000.

Friday, May 1

Williams takes eighth in BCRA Midgets at Fernley

Last Saturday’s temperatures were cool, but the racing was hot at Fernley 95A Speedway as the BCRA Midgets visited the track for the first time in nine years

TCID reports partial water breach near Lewis waste-way structure

In the early morning hours of Thursday, a partial breach occurred to the newly placed embankment next to the Lewis Waste-way structure.

Carson City gardening seminars offered this month

Five gardening seminars are being offered this month at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.

Carson City Muscle Powered celebrating May as Bike Month

Muscle Powered is celebrating May as Bike Month, and Bike Habitat’s Tour of Carson City on Sunday is kicking off the month-long biking festivities.

Carson City Elks Lodge offering Mother’s Day champagne brunch May 10

Everyone is welcome to the annual Carson City Elks Lodge Mother’s Day Brunch. Elks members will prepare a traditional champagne brunch that includes herb-scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, home fried potatoes, French toast, pastries, fruit and cheese trays, and champagne for those over 21 years of age.

Carson City Historic Resources Commission hosting annual scavenger hunt in May

In celebration of May as Historic Preservation Month, the Carson City Historic Resources Commission is holding its sixth annual Historic Preservation Scavenger Hunt through May 27.

Escaped Carson City felon begins preliminary hearing

A preliminary hearing began Thursday for Duffy and Sarah Thomas, two siblings who are being charged in association with a felony escape from April 20. Duffy was arrested on suspicion of attempted escape by a felony prisoner, and two counts of grand larceny after he allegedly agreed to be a confidential informant for the Carson City Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Team.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help identifying suspect

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying an unknown subject involved in multiple burglaries and fraud incidents at local businesses.

Comstock History Center Museum opens mining photo exhibit

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

Carson City Sheriff’s Office trades guns for aprons

he Carson City Sheriff’s Department found a new way to serve the community. As a part of the Tip-A-Cop event, deputies traded in their guns and badges for menus and aprons and worked as servers at the Carson Street Applebee’s Thursday.

Carson baseball comes back for win against Douglas

Carson rallies in sixth inning to beat Douglas The Carson Senators used some sixth-inning magic to pull out a come-from-behind win for the second time in as many games.

CHS seizes chances versus Douglas

MINDEN — Five runs on just two hits in the third and fourth innings were the difference Thursday afternoon for the Carson High baseball team in its 6-3 regular-season ending victory against rival Douglas.

Admit it Polian, Fralick is starting quarterback

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack has found its next starting quarterback whether coach Brian Polian admits it or not. It would be surprising if Hunter Fralick doesn’t start the majority of games this season at quarterback for the Wolf Pack. The Spanish Springs graduate was clearly the most impressive quarterback this spring