Stories for November 2015


Monday, November 30

Snowshoe Tahoe: Get away from the crowds and embrace Mother Nature

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Often when people think of snowshoeing, they conjure up images of humongous wood and wicker contraptions that hang from the walls of Tahoe cabins.

Joseph Emmanuel Pardew

Dad left us peacefully the morning of November 11, 2015. Another member of our Greatest Generation, He was born in Nettleton, Arkansas to Guy A. Pardew Sr. and Ida May Pardew. Joe grew up with a love of aircraft and flying. He joined the U.S. Navy in February, 1942.

Dutch Bros Carson City donating to Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada on Friday

On Friday, Dec. 4, Dutch Bros Carson City will donate $1 from every drink sold to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada.

Audit: School bus inspections skip small vehicles

A Nevada Highway Patrol program that inspects the state’s school buses for safety is overlooking dozens of vehicles that don’t fall under the traditional definition of a bus, according to state auditors.

Coggins leads Cal State Fullerton past Nevada 75-66

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Tre Coggins pumped in four 3-pointers and finished with 25 points to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 75-66 win over Nevada on Saturday night.

Nevada could soon see ‘Values Life’ specialty license plate

Motorists could soon buy specialty license plates proclaiming “Nevada Values Life,” although state officials and Planned Parenthood have warned of possible lawsuits because of the overtly Christian anti-abortion charity that will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Betty Gallap

Betty moved from So. California to Carson City in 1979, where she worked for Coats & Clark and Sav-On Drugs. In 2014, she moved to Las Vegas to be near her daughter and shortly thereafter they relocated to Pahrump. A tireless worker and single parent, she was active in her church and was loved by all who knew her. Betty was absolutely fearless, without complaint, fiercely independent and a loving mother. She asked for little while giving selflessly of herself. She is survived by and will be dearly missed by her only child, Bonnie Shanteler. At her request, there will be no service.

Nevada State Prison Preservation Society to meet Saturday

The Nevada State Prison Preservation Society’s annual membership meeting will start at 10 a.m. Saturday in the old prison’s courtroom.

Historian Patty Cafferata to feature at Gold Hill Hotel lecture Dec. 10

Attorney, author, and historian Patty Cafferata will talk about the history of how Nevada celebrates Christmas at Gold Hill Hotel’s Thursday Night Lecture Series on Dec. 10.

Carson City unit of Retired School Employees Association to meet Dec. 11

Students from Carson Montessori School will share the spirit of the holidays at Retired School Employees Association, Carson City Unit’s meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Q’s BBQ, 230 Fairview Drive. Membership is open to retired or former school employees from throughout the nation.

Author Johnny Gunn’s ‘So Young ... So Dead’ available Dec. 9

Solstice Publishing has announced Johnny Gunn’s newest Mystery/Suspense novel, “So Young ... So Dead,” will be released Dec. 9, in time for Christmas.

Eleanor D. Thompson

Mrs. Eleanor D. Thompson suffered a stroke November 11 and died at Banner Churchill County Hospital. Born September 10th, 1935 in a tent on a sandbar just upriver from Council, Alaska, to Francis and Lily Walker, Eleanor, an Inupiaq Eskimo, married George Thompson of Ukiah, California, in Sitka, Alaska, on June 14, 1963.

Carson High girls basketball: Senators have new look, new coach

Melissa Larsen wants to make Carson High relevant in girls basketball again. It’s why she applied for the job when Nathan Tolbert resigned following last year’s 12-15 record.

Saturday, November 28

Darrell Moody: Roman optimistic about the future

Blair Roman said he’s excited about the prospects for next year’s Carson High football team, and with good reason.

SDSU beats Nevada 31-14 for perfect Mountain West season

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donnel Pumphrey and Chase Price surpassed 100 yards rushing on Saturday night, and San Diego State completed an undefeated conference season with a 31-14 win over Nevada.

Friday, November 27

Carson High boys basketball: Senators seek regional championship

Carson High’s boys basketball team has been in the regional finals twice in the last three years and came away empty handed.

Reno Tintabulations performances set

Tintabulations, a Reno nonprofit comprised of 15 local musicians performing on 120 hand bells and chimes, is performing at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnervillle.

Gold Hill Hotel hosting Jerry Aaron’s ‘Teamsters & Truckers’ lecture Dec. 3

Jerry Aaron will talk about Nevada’s trucking history at the Gold Hill Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

Charles Joseph “Joe” Nielson

Joe Nielson passed away at the age of 58 on November 10, 2015 after a lengthy illness with his Father & Son’s by his side. Joe loved to spend time with his family and go fishing and prospecting with his Father. He was preceded in death by his mother, Leona M. Nielson.

Paul Conti

Paul passed away peacefully on 11/10/15 after a brief illness. He was born in Pietrasanta, Italy to Antonio Conti and Alda Benassi. After coming to America he resided in Oakland, CA.

Debra L. Rister

Debra L. Rister, 58, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Renton, Washington. Born in Taft, California on August 16, 1957, Deb was the eldest of three children. Rarely spotted without a good book in hand, Deb was an

Jerry Lynn Lamason

Funeral Services for Jerry Lynn Lamason, Colonel U.S. Army, age 88, of Fallon, NV, formerly of Page, NE, were held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Page United Methodist Church in Page, NE.

Ridgley Leora Bill

Ridgley Leora Bill born 1/17/31 passed away on 11/20/15. She lived in Fallon, NV. Her mother was Annie Bill and her Father Charlie Bill, she had 6 brothers and sisters, and 12 children and numerous grandchildren. The viewing will be held at the Smith Family Funeral home at 505 Rio Vista Drive 9am-5pm on Friday November 27, 2015. There will also be a cry dance held after the viewing at the Lovelock Indian Colony at 8pm. The funeral will be at the Lovelock Indian Colony gym Saturday November 28, 2015 at 11 am.

Carson City Comma Coffee to present America the Beautiful by Robin Travis

America the Beautiful, a photography exhibit by Robin Travis, is visiting Comma Coffee’s Backseat Gallery in Carson City.

Donald DeBerry

Donald DeBerry died on Nov, 18, 2015, at home after a lengthy battle with cancer and most recent, pneumonia. Donald was born Sept. 25, 1934, to Don and Pat DeBerry in Buena Park, Calif.

Dianne Dorothy Cribbs

Dianne Dorothy Cribbs was born on February 15, 1952 in Carson City, Nevada to Paul and Dorothy (Anderson) Dube. Dianne was proud to be a fourth generation native Nevadan.

Glen A. Rose

Glen A. Rose passed after a fifteen year battle with heart failure on November 7th, 2015. Born February first, 1931, Glen was a loving husband, father of two, grandfather of three, and great grandfather of six. A retired educator of over 30 years, Glen rejoiced in inspiring young minds to seek knowledge.

Seeping water caused radioactive dump blast

LAS VEGAS — Rainwater seeping into corroded 1970s-era barrels buried at a radioactive waste dump caused an explosion last month at the long-closed facility about 110 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada’s top fire investigator said.

Thankful a commerce tax referendum is moving forward

Today we’re thankful that the widely despised Commerce Tax is moving toward a Nevada voter referendum.

Officers graduate from POST Academy

The graduation of POST Academy Class 51/52 recently took place at the Stewart Facility in Carson City.

Nevada employers expected to add up to 6,500 season jobs

The Thanksgiving and Christmas displays popping up at your local stores mean the holiday shopping season is approaching fast, and retailers in Nevada and across the nation are hiring workers in preparation for the busiest shopping season of the year. With low gas prices and strong employment growth expected to spur holiday spending, retailers in the United States are projected to add 755,000 seasonal employees from October through December 2015, which is on par with the number of seasonal hires reported in 2014, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

Support local business, ‘shop small’ this year

Since its founding in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday has emerged as a major event for holiday shoppers who want to support their community.

How can the Fed’s actions affect you?

When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This question has been on the minds of economists and financial market prognosticators for quite some time now. But what does it mean to you, as an individual investor?

Nevada’s passing game keeps declining

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack, it seems, has lost all confidence in Tyler Stewart’s ability to throw the football. Stewart attempted just 18 passes last Saturday in a 31-27 loss at Utah State.

Small Business Saturday kicks off the local Yuletide season in Fallon

Peg Buckner enjoys the holiday season and the excitement of people peering into shop windows looking at decorations or for Christmas gift ideas.

Chicken Noodle Soup update

Oh gosh, Thanksgiving just zipped by. I hope your holiday was as fulfilling as mine. I’m happy that Watson wrote the last article because I was busy with food, family and love. As I’ve told you before my son is a rescuer. During his youth, we had birds, lizards, turtles, cats, hermit crabs and dogs. I thought he had outgrown this rescue phase in his life, but I was mistaken.

Holiday shoppers ready, set and now go

Cyber Monday will attract an estimated 1.7 million shoppers in the Silver State

History: Redheads and L.A. of the sixties

Jacky Corliss Harvey is an author who writes frequently on the arts and their relationship(s) to aspects of poplar culture. Her latest effort in this endeavor is “Red: A History of the Redhead” (Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers).

Aztecs worried about Pack’s front-line play

The San Diego State Aztecs remember what the Nevada Wolf Pack did to them last season.

Court News

The following cases have been heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court.

A walk in the moccasins of Lewis & Clark

Having just finished reading historian extraordinaire Stephen Ambrose’s “Undaunted Courage” about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, I have to believe it might have better been entitled, “Bodacious Courage.”


APPRECIATES COLUMNIST’S FACTS Editor: I would like to voice my vote of appreciation for Jeanette Strong’s column “Republicans and Amateur Hour.”

Lahontan Valley Clinic honors heroes

A flag ceremony, an annual event to honor America’s heroes, is slated for Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Lahontan Valley VA Clinic on 345 West A St.

Redfield: Reno’ eccentric millionaire

Many first-time visitors to Reno drive by the intersection of Mount Rose Street and Plumas Avenue and wonder what’s the story with the nearby big rock house.

Thursday, November 26

Friday Fodder: Nevada Wolf Pack need to air it out

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .The Nevada Wolf Pack, it seems, have lost all confidence in Tyler Stewart’s ability to throw the football.

Aztecs remember last year’s loss to Pack

The San Diego State Aztecs remember what the Nevada Wolf Pack did to them last season.

Former Carson City Reserve Deputy dies in crash

A former employee of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and his stepdaughter were killed Wednesday night in a motor vehicle crash in Nye County. A Eureka County Deputy Michael Harter, 29, and Haley Lynn Page, 9, died on State Route 318, just south of Ely.

Rodeo competes at Elko, Alamo rodeos

Alamo The Fallon High School Rodeo Club participated in the Alamo Rodeo at the end of October.

Pack pulls out win over PSU

Marqueze Coleman doesn’t want to talk about how many points he is scoring lately.

State title was won for the community

Winning a championship is more involved than just putting players in uniforms and coaches drawing up plays, trying to outwit the opposition.

Community networking offered Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The Churchill County Community Partnership Networking Event will be held on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.

Wolf Pack edges Portland State

The Nevada Wolf Pack found yet another way to win a basketball game Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Opponents file to dismiss suit to block vote on Nevada commerce tax

Nevada Controller Ron Knecht and supporters calling themselves RIP Commerce Tax asked Carson City District Court to dismiss the suit seeking to prevent putting the so-called Commerce Tax before Nevada voters next November.

Carson City area live entertainment

Craig Fletcher with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher 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.

Pack wins Musselman’s home debut

RENO — Marqueze Coleman doesn’t want to talk about how many points he is scoring lately.

Businesses gear up for Black Friday

Although many national businesses have begun their Black Friday sales, most Fallon firms are either opened Thursday night or early Friday morning for Christmas shoppers.

September sales up 5.1 percent statewide but nearly 14 percent in Carson

Statewide taxable sales totaled $4.45 billion in September, a 5.1 percent increase. But things were much better in Carson City, which reported a 13.9 percent increase in taxable sales for the month.

Wednesday, November 25

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

FOOTBALL Colby Brown (Carson-College of Idaho): Season over. Dylan Sawyers (Carson-Feather River): Season over.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting 14th Annual Joyful Noise holiday concert Dec. 10

Traditional and not-so-traditional holiday tunes are in store in the 14th Annual Joyful Noise holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Maizie Jesse Harris Black Box Theater.

Carson City Strings in the Schools presenting annual This is Not a Christmas Concert Dec. 1

Nearly 100 string players, including Carson City public, private and home schooled students and students from surrounding areas, will perform several pieces, from classics to folk and fiddle tunes, in the 6th Annual This is Not a Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson City Community Center.

James Arthur Good

James Arthur Good of Carson City, NV passed away November 1, 2015 with his family by his side, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. James grew up in a family of 16 children. He served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years aboard the USS Rochester and USS Hooper, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was involved in coaching many youth baseball teams. He was an avid musician, and spent a large part of his life performing throughout the state of California. James found

Caryol Del Vecchio

Caryol Del Vecchio passed peacefully in her Carson City home on Sunday November 15, 2015. Caryol was born in Wayne, Nebraska and moved to California in 1939.

Eldon M. “Perk” Perkins

Eldon “Perk” Perkins, 94, a Carson City resident and business man for 56 years, passed away peacefully at home with family on Nov. 3. Perk was born in Nevada, MO and joined the Army Air Corps and the war effort in July 1941 soon after leaving school.

Augustine (Ann) Young

Augustine (Ann) Young passed away peacefully on November 14, 2015 at the age of 93. She was born and raised in Nevada having lived in McDermott, Winnemucca, Tungsten, and Sparks and resided in Fallon for over thirty years.

Scott Patrick Harper

Scott Patrick Harper passed away on November 14, 2015. He grew up in Westwood CA where he graduated high school. He attended Butte College in Chico for two years where he would continue to play football. He furthered his education at Chico State University and graduated with his degree in Liberal Studies

Mary E. Stadler

Mary E. Stadler, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 10th. She was 90 years old. She was born in Topeka, Kansas to John and Catherine (Duman) Stadler on August 25th, 1925.

Allen D. Woods

Allen D. Woods passed away on November 5, 2015 at Northern Nevada Hospital. Allen was born January 25, 1931 in Michigan. He has lived in Fallon, Nevada for the past 9 years, moving here from Redondo Beach, California. He had been in law enforcement for over 20 years with the Redondo Beach Police Department, working his way up to a Captain.

Ray D. Cardenas

Ray D. Cardenas passed away November 15 2015 after a long bout with cancer. Ray is survived by his wife Cindy. Son Tim Tobias & grand daughter Hazley along with his mother Bonnie, Father Ray Sr. sisters Wendy & Stephanie, brother Shawn stepmom Audra, cousins Michiel and Danny, Aunt Skip & Lou Carrica, cousins Jay Morgan, Sheri Hall Janine Bolla. Ray lived in Torrance, Calif where he owned his own auto glass business, Ray graduated from Churchill High School in 1981.

Ronald Lee Polson

Ronald Lee Polson, 80, of Carson City, NV passed away on November 14, 2015. He was born November 10, 1935 in Shelley, Idaho to James Arthur and Lula Polson. he served in the US Army and worked as an Electrical Engineer. On May 19, 1956 he married Carlene Clifton in Olivehurst, CA.

Carson City Sierra Place holding free events in December

Live music and dance performances and presentations whose topics range from history of winter sports and Nevadan holidays to aging well are planned at Sierra Place, 1111 W. College Parkway.

Gov. Brian Sandoval names SAGE Commission members

Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders have assembled a committee focused on tracking down waste and inefficiency in Nevada’s public school system.

October unemployment rate lowest in seven years

Nevada’s unemployment rate hit its lowest point in seven years in October. The raw unadjusted jobless rate was 6.2 percent with just 88,900 Nevadans listed as needing a job.

Nevada lawyers question school choice program’s military perk

State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada’s new education savings accounts.

Ballot proposal seeks to raise Nevada minimum wage to $13

Voters might be able to weigh in on gradually raising Nevada’s minimum wage from its current rate of $8.25 an hour to $13 over the next decade.

CHS wrestlers plan to ‘Shine’ on

Carson High didn’t have far to look for its new head wrestling coach, but the process took a lot longer than expected.

‘The Nutcracker’ coming to Carson City this weekend

The 27th annual Pinkerton Ballet Theatre production of The Nutcracker is coming to Carson City Friday through Sunday.

Carter, Lewis lead numerous Senators honored

Asa Carter and Ikela Lewis capped their high school careers at Carson High by taking home top honors.

Community spotlight: Williams part of national title effort

Nevada Appeal staff report Sierra Lutheran High School graduate Nathanael Williams helped Colorado School of the Mines make history and earned All-American status in the process.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 12:09 a.m., Marcelo Fountas, 18, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license and driving on a suspended license after deputies responded to reports of a theft and assault at the William Street Smith’s. Also at the incident, an 18-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny. Bail for Fountas was set at $2,250 and bail for the woman was set at $150.

Fighting Medicare fraud

It’s an unfortunate truth, but health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system.

Cooperative Extension offers free radon test kits

Free, easy-to-use radon test kits are available Dec. 1 through Feb. 29 at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices and partner locations statewide. Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, comes from the ground and can enter homes and accumulate to elevated concentrations. At elevated concentrations, the odorless, colorless gas can raise the risk of lung cancer for unsuspecting homeowners.

Lease OK’d for food hub

The future of a downtown food hub received good news late last week when the Churchill Economic Development Authority and the Kent family agreed on a five-year lease to house the co-op venture at the former Kent’s Market on South Maine Street.

Another IRS scam makes its rounds

Law enforcement agencies and the Internal Revenue Service are warning residents of a scam that primarily affects the elderly.

Nevada nursing group selects Carnahan as officer

Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s top nursing leader will lend his nursing expertise and bring his knowledge of rural health care to a statewide nursing organization in 2016.

Banner to request additional funding

Banner Churchill Community Hospital will be requesting $10 million in additional funding in December after county commissioners heard a presentation at last week’s meeting.

Tuesday, November 24

Recipe: White sauce for post-Thanksgiving sandwich by Linda Marrone

Thursday will be Thanksgiving Day, and I’m pretty sure everyone has a plan or should have by today, especially if you’re cooking for your family or friends. I think sometimes we get caught up in all the preparations and stress of trying to make everything perfect we forget to slow down and enjoy the day.

Letters to the editor for Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Glen McAdoo’s column on priorities (Nov. 11) is another great example “For you, the right of anyone to buy any number of weapons they may choose, no matter how deadly, without a background check or any delay whatsoever is more important than the lives of children ... parishioners in church....

The Barbarians are inside the gate

I spent much of the night of Nov. 13, watching as Paris came under attack by insane recruits of the Islamic State, better known as ISIS. According to French officials, so far 130 have been killed and 352 wounded in six separate attacks. Among the dead is 23-year-old college student Nohemi Gonzalez of California.

Western Nevada fall precipitation ahead of normal

A Nevada climatologist has told the governor’s Drought Forum fall precipitation is ahead of normal in the valleys of western Nevada and “right around normal” in the mountains.

Keeping shopping dollars here

The Thanksgiving weekend focuses on the tradition of families assembling to enjoy each other’s company, a game of football and a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Vets Department implements new Christmas tradition

Holiday traditions abound in Nevada, including those in which nature often calls the shots. For example, sometimes it’s a white Christmas, sometimes it’s not.

Wreaths needed for NNVMC ceremony

Although the national program to lay wreaths at veterans’ gravesites started in 1992, the program at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial cemetery in Fernley began in 2007 with 28 wreaths and a crowd that numbered about 50.

AG launches Office of Military Legal assistance

Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt has announced the launch of the Office of Military Legal Assistance, the nation’s first attorney general-led, public-private partnership offering our military communities access to pro bono civil legal services. The program pairs Nevada’s active duty, Guard and reserve service members with local attorneys to receive legal assistance for civil matters including consumer fraud, military rights, immigration, landlord/tenant, predatory lending and creditor/debtor issues. Nevada veterans may also receive assistance with wills and powers of attorney.

Political pettiness over Syrian refugee crisis

When it comes to potentially bringing jihad to America by allowing some 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States, it’s easy for President Barack Obama to be compassionate. After all, he’s surrounded and protected by the Secret Service 24/7.

Defense makes the needed play

It’s not the flashiest part of the game given the nature of today’s offensive schemes and trickery. But when a defense can adjust, make plays and stifle opposing teams, boy, is it pretty.

Common diabetes myths debunked

Knowing the facts about Type 2 diabetes is important for everyone, as living a healthy lifestyle can play a key role in helping to prevent and control the disease. In honor of American Diabetes Month this November, the Certified Diabetes Educators at Nutrisystem are debunking some common myths.

Food, weather and much needed rest

Thanksgiving offers a smorgasboard this week with a sprinkling of turkey meals, unsettled weather and closures.

Wolf Pack basketball edges Pacific in double OT

Nevada clawed its way to 3-1 with an 85-82 double overtime victory at Pacific (0-3) on Saturday night, their first win against Pacific on the road since 2005.

Pack licks its wounds from Saturday’s loss

In a tale of two dramatically different halves, Nevada opened a 20-point lead before surrendering 24 unanswered points in a 31-27 Mountain West Conference football loss to Utah State on Saturday afternoon at Maverik Stadium.

The Wolf Pack puts the shine on

The Nevada Wolf Pack wants to do more than simply play basketball at Lawlor Events Center this year.

Hillary Rodham Clinton takes on western issues — not entirely

RENO — In a roundtable discussion with Nevada newspaper reporters on Monday, Hillary Rodham Clinton took on key western states issues including the drought, ownership of public lands and the 1872 mining law.

Studentnabbed for threats

Law enforcement officials nabbed a Churchill County High School student for making threats on Thursday by using a telephone application (app).

Nevada Arts Council hosting workshops to shed light on grant programs

The Nevada Arts Council is hosting a series of 11 free grant workshops in December to help artists, nonprofit organizations, educators and public institutions apply for grants and programming support available through NAC’s state programs.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting jewelry making event Saturday

The Brewery Arts Center is offering an afternoon of wine and creativity when it holds a jewelry making class with Kim Maehl 3-6 p.m. Saturday.

Carson City Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev Thanksgiving marathon planned

A 48-hour Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev marathon is in store on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. America Matters Media is presenting some of the Rev’s most popular radio programs of this year on AM 1180 KCKQ and at

Lyon County Republican Central Committee meeting Dec. 5 in Dayton

Lyon County Republican Central Committee’s last meeting of the year is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Utilities Building in Dayton, 34 Lake Blvd.

Carson City Wild Horse Children’s Theater putting on children’s production of ‘Aristocats’

Wild Horse Children’s Theater is looking for actors, singers and dancers, ages 5 to 14, for its March production of Disney’s “The Aristocats, Kids.”

Monday, November 23

Nevada Wolf Pack basketball: Musselman ready for home debut

The Nevada Wolf Pack wants to do more than simply play basketball at Lawlor Events Center this year.

Carson City Community Counseling Center receives donation from Bank of America Charitable Foundation Inc

Carson City received a $5,000 donation to help improve the quality of life in the community from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation Inc. The donation was given to the Community Counseling Center to support its work in the jail. The counseling center is a member of the Forensic Assessment Treatment Team, which aids in providing substance abuse evaluations, treatment and recovery groups for people in custody.

Washoe Tribe Travel Center in Gardnerville hosting job fair Dec. 1

The Washoe Tribe’s Travel Center, 1001 Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville, is hosting a job fair from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 to fill clerk, food service and shift lead positions.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on suspicion of battery on a peace officer

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 8:11 p.m., a 24-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery-second offense and contempt of court near the 3300 block of Nye Lane. Bail was set at $8,000.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office warns against mail theft

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be cautious with their mail after receiving several reports of stolen mail. The Sheriff’s Office said that they have gotten reports of mail stolen from mailboxes form the Topaz Ranch estates and the Gardnerville Ranchos areas recently.

Artist Teri Sweeney hosting open studio Dec. 5 in Gardnerville

A local watercolor and oil painter is hosting an open studio from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 720 Addler Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Years of frustration end with state title for Fallon

RENO – Many years of heartache. Many years of frustration. Many years spent as the doormat to the rest of the division.

Strong first drive didn’t set tone for Carson

RENO — One of Carson High’s best drives of the season was its first one on Friday night.

Carson falls to Reed in finals

RENO — The Carson Senators were going to need a near-perfect effort to dethrone the Reed Raiders.

Saturday, November 21


As I sit down to write this, it occurs to me it doesn’t seem as though a year should have already passed.

Darrell Moody: 2015 was special for Senators

The curtain closed on another season of Carson High football Friday night, and unfortunately it closed with a thud.

Local athletes named to all-league teams

Rogelio Herrera, Guillermo Hernandez and Peter Garrett were a big reason why Carson High finished second in the Sierra League, and then later went on to win the regional and state championships.

Carson City report: 4-year-old ingested meth; charged man had been deported

One man is in custody after a four year old boy was discovered to have ingested methamphetamine following reports of a child abuse call. Carson City deputies responded to a child abuse welfare check around 5:43 p.m. Friday near the 1900 block of Molly Drive for a child with presumed mental illness. Once transported to the Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center emergency room, it was discovered by medical personnel the child had ingested, and tested positive for an unknown amount of meth.

Nevada drought forum finalizes recommendations for Gov. Brian Sandoval

The Governor’s Drought Forum on Friday finalized a laundry list of recommendations on how to deal with drought conditions in the Silver State.

Climatologist says western Nevada precipitation ahead of normal so far this fall

A Nevada climatologist told the governor’s Drought Forum fall precipitation is ahead of normal in the valleys of western Nevada and “right around normal” in the mountains.

Guess what, NASCAR champion decided Sunday

In case you haven’t heard, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series determines the 2015 champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

Friday, November 20

Carson vs. Reed: How they got to finals

Aug. 29 Reed 44, Carson 27: Unfortunately for the Senators, this one was over in the first half when Reed roared to a 41-6 halftime lead behind the play of QB Matt Denn, who threw for 3`10 of his 361 yards in the opening half. Greg Wallace ran for 69 yards and Joe Nelson passed for 210 yards and ran for 57 yards.

Deputy Wheeler pinned as Carson City motorcycle officer

With the pinning of a new motorcycle officer Friday, Sheriff Ken Furlong hopes this brings the department closer to being able to create a division strictly focused on traffic control in Carson City. Deputy Wayne Wheeler was pinned as a new motors deputy Friday at the Sheriff’s Office by his wife Sabrina. The Sheriff, Wheeler’s family and several other deputies were there as Furlong handed Sabrina the pin to put onto Wheeler’s uniform that signifies he’s part of the Motors Unit.

Carson faces Reed for regional title

For the past seven years, Carson and Reed have been the best in northern Nevada football.

Fallon’s Hill brings coaching passion to the gridiron

The same drive that made Brooke Hill one of the top high school quarterbacks in the late 1980s has also made the Fallon native a fierce competitor as the Greenwave’s football coach in the Division 1-A.

This championship has been years in the making

The Fallon Youth Football League and the Greenwave’s high school program are mirror images of each other.

‘Bitter’ sweet end to the season

Almost inseparable in what they do and how they do it, 18-year-old twins Aaron and Evan Bitter are sad to see their high-school football career end on Saturday with the playing of the D1-A state championship.

Fallon Greenwave looks to break drought

They expected to be playing in the final high school game in the state.

Pirates face Fallon’s momentum

Moapa Valley is defending its title in the state championship game against Churchill County Saturday at noon in Reno. This marks the 10th time the Pirates have gone to the finals in Brent Lewis’ 14 years as head coach, and could be their fourth title victory since the first in 2007.

Fallon Greenwave year in review

Here is a game-by-game recap of the Churchill County Greenwave’s football season on their road to the Division 1-A State Championships.

Moapa Valley year in review

Here is a game-by-game recap of the Moapa Valley football team’s season and how it reached the Division I-A state championship game.

State championship awaits successful senior class

When you’re 8 years old, it’s difficult to look at the big picture.

Two years later, Wave wants another chance

Two years ago, Fallon nearly erased a 35-year absence from winning the state championship, coming up short in a shutout loss to Faith Lutheran.

Carson City Nevada Human Society holding holiday campaigns

The Nevada Humane Society is hosting Lights of Love, a campaign that offers to illuminate a light in honor of a pet in exchange for a $20 donation.

Support local business, ‘shop small’ this year

Since its founding in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday has emerged as a major event for holiday shoppers who want to support their community.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 7:03 p.m., a 31-year-old transient man was arrested on civil protective custody after deputies responded to reports of a man sleeping in the bathroom at the Carson Street Cactus Jacks. When deputies arrived, the man was heavily under the influence of methamphetamines and due to physical impairment and insufficient weather for the cold, deputies arrested him for his safety. No bail was set.

Pie to the Rescue to help local causes

Babes in Toyland’ performances planned Wild Horse Children’s Theater is putting on a classic holiday musical whose characters are based on those of “Mother Goose.”

Carson City area live entertainment

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

Nevada looks for big win on the road

Brian Polian wants everyone to know once again his Nevada Wolf Pack is taking on a team that’s better than its record would indicate.

Carson City man arrested on suspicion of embezzlement from hospital

James Reyes, 39 of Carson City, was arrested on suspicion of felony embezzlement Wednesday afternoon after deputies responded to reports of the Carson-Tahoe Medical Center of suspicious invoices being purchased with hospital funds.

NNDA signs memorandum of understanding with Polish delegation

The Lubelskie Region of Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) Thursday morning. The agreement is part of an ongoing effort to increase economic ties between Poland and the Sierra Region of Nevada. The MOU was signed in Virginia City as part of a trade mission from Poland to Nevada.

Thursday, November 19

Friday Fodder: Nevada football now faces its final exam

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The next three games will determine the final grade on this Nevada Wolf Pack football season.

Nevada honors former Pack player

Former Nevada softball player Jayme King, who died from cancer in June, was honored Saturday prior to the Nevada-San Jose State football game.

Navy interested in roadside gumweed as fuel

Glenn Miller is leading the effort in a project at the University of Nevada, Reno to convert roadside gumweed into biofuel, which could help contribute to fuel supplies for the military.

Will Tesla, Switch improve Fallon economy?

Will the economy in Fallon and Churchill County improve when the massive Tesla and Switch facilities currently under construction in Storey County become operational?

Singer taking on Fallon by ‘Storm’

There are still a few tickets available for the performance by Storm Large and Le Bonheur tomorrow evening at the Art Center.

To say thanks isn’t enough

Watson here. It’s that time of the year again and my mom is in the kitchen getting ready for our little family to come for Thanksgiving. I really love her homemade rolls and gravy. The best thing about Thanksgiving is having my boy here. He is absolutely crazy about me! I get to sleep on the bed. Shh ... don’t tell the mom.

Start your won investment traditions

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And like all holidays, this one has plenty of traditions, such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (started in 1924) and football (the first broadcast Thanksgiving Day game was played between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in 1934). Traditions are important, and you may want to establish some in one of the key activities of your own life: investing.


All interested young cattlemen and cattlewomen, including spouses who have not yet attended an NCA Convention to participate in the 2015 event at the Winnemucca Convention Center, Nov. 12-14.

Aujourd’hui nous sommes tous Parisiennes (Today we are all Parisians)

As we learned in outrage of the attacks across Paris last week, Geoff recalled the time he spent living on the outskirts of that city during and after the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

JoAnne Skelly: Preventing winter injury

Snow flurries have begun. The first storm dropped heavy “Sierra cement,” that wet slushy snow whose weight often damages plants. Here are a few tips for preventing winter injury to plants.

Pack tries to keep winning streak alive

Brian Polian wants everyone to know once again that his Nevada Wolf Pack will take on a team that is better than its record would indicate.


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

Resting peace in Nevada

As home to a number of well-known entertainers and sports figures, it should probably come as no surprise that through the years Nevada has also been the final resting place for a number of celebrities.

Pack’s next 3 games to determine season grade

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The next three games will determine the final grade on this Nevada Wolf Pack football season. The Wolf Pack, now 6-4, will close out the regular season at Utah State on Saturday and at San Diego State on Nov. 28 and will also likely play in a bowl game in December.

Thanksgiving meals

Every Thanksgiving, Christian Life Center has enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner with its congregation. The church invites the community to join them again this year. The dinner will be held at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way, on Sunday from noon- 3 p.m.

It’s time for championship D1-A football

Two years ago when the Greenwave football team advanced to the championship game, former players and especially coaches looked back at all the seasons, reminiscing about the last time Fallon won a state title in 1978.

Gym construction on target

Churchill County School District trustees learned at their Wednesday meeting that construction for the high school’s auxiliary gym is on target.

WNC Classes

Community Education & Workforce Development — Employability Skills Training with sessions on Dec. 11-12, March 11-12, June 10-11.

Nevada Drought Forum to continue work Friday

The governor’s Drought Forum meets Friday to continue working toward a set of recommendations to rescue Nevada from years of drought.

Schulz getting healthy at right time for Carson

This certainly wasn’t the type of senior season Ian Schulz envisioned — four games played with nine tackles, two hurries and five pass receptions.

Carson City Nugget hosting comedian Justin Rivera Dec. 4

A comedian who was recently named a judges’ favorite on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” is visiting the Carson Nugget.

Big Band music in Carson City

A night of dance and big band music is planned at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Maizie Harris Jesse Black Box Theater at the Brewery Arts Center. Rosebud’s Dance Band is performing Big Band era dance, jazz and swing numbers, with some modern pieces thrown in.

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing

FOOTBALL Colby Brown (Carson-College of Idaho): Had 1 carry for minus-1 yard and 1 catch for 14 yards in loss to Carroll College.

CHS notebook: Reed has started fast against Carson

When you look at the past three regional championship games between Carson and Reed, there’s one familiar thread.

Judge is mulling sage grouse rules

RENO — A federal judge put a Nevada lawsuit challenging U.S. sage grouse protections on the fast-track Wednesday but said she isn’t ready to decide in the meantime whether to temporarily suspend the regulations critics say will cripple rural economies across the West.

Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev to feature bassist James Kirkland Saturday

The theme of Saturday’s Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev is “Rockin’ Rev-A-Billy.” Listeners will hear Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, Wanda Jackson, Bob Luman, Ricky Nelson and others.

Wednesday, November 18

Man arrested in Stateline after violent domestic incident

A Stateline man was arrested and a woman hospitalized in an incident that occurred Monday morning on Tramway Drive. Christopher Drake Rogers, 43, was taken into custody on charges including battery with a deadly weapon, threats and false imprisonment.

Appeal of Olive Garden conviction denied by Supreme Court

The Nevada Supreme Court has denied a man an appeal of his 11-year sentence for brandishing a gun and threatening patrons at the Olive Garden restaurant in July 2013.

Carson City Joining Forces focuses on seat belt safety

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the November Joining Forces event, focusing on seat belt safety with “Click it or Ticket.” Joining Forces is a multijurisdictional program that promotes statewide enforcement with traffic issues such as DUI, distracted driving, and speeding.

Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa hosting events

Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa is hosting two free events this weekend.

STATE CHAMPS: Carson beats Wooster for title

RENO — Abel Sanchez was just an infant when Carson High’s boys soccer team won its last state title back in 1998.

Tuesday, November 17

Recipe: Spatchocking a turkey by David Theiss

Thinking about that delicious turkey for Thanksgiving this year. Brace yourself, turkeys have had a rough year. USDA reported more than 7.8 million birds were affected by an avian flu, limiting fresh turkey supplies.

Maximize your insurance benefits

In a matter of weeks, 2015 will be coming to an end. The holiday season is quickly arriving and your calendar will soon be full with obligations and festivities.

More than 200 residents attend autumn job fair

Several hundred residents seeking employment attended Friday’s fall semi-annual job fair hoping to find the right position.


Churchill County Middle School First Quarter 6th Grade A Honor Roll

Striving to build a community

“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, and great libraries build communities.” R. David Lankes

Flag retirement

Boy Scout Troop 1776 Flag Retirement Ceremony was held on Veterans Day.

Country Health closing its doors after 26 years

After 26 years of serving Fallon, Country Health will close its doors Saturday.

Mills places in top 5 percent of scholarship qualifying test

The wait is on for Churchill County High School senior Rebecca Mills, who was named a commended student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Republicans and amateur hour

In a recent survey, a huge majority of Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s supporters said one of the attributes they like best about him is that he’s inexperienced as a politician. His knowledge of history is also quite sketchy.

Holidays at grandma’s

Holiday season always brings back memories of our family get-togethers at grandma Hill’s house in the Logan section in northeast Philadelphia. Her modest working class row house wasn’t more than 20-feet wide. How, I wonder, did grandma Hill ever fit us all in for holiday meals?

What to look for in upcoming PUC hearings

It seems oddly appropriate that the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has scheduled three days of highly contentious hearings just before the Thanksgiving holidays, because the regulatory board certainly has a full plate on its menu. Here are three key flashpoints to keep an eye on

Nevada falls to Hawaii on final shot

The University of Nevada (2-1) men’s basketball team lost for the first time this season on a last second shot at Hawaii (3-0) in Monday night’s championship game of the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic at the Stan Sherriff Center.

Skiers in white-powder heaven

For Joe Timko, opening day at Heavenly Mountain Resort started at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The eager Malibu, California, resident drove up to South Lake Tahoe Friday night and was in line at the gondola in Heavenly Village by the wee hours of the morning.

Reading connects troops, familymembers during deployments

No matter how far deployed service members are from their families, they still can take an active role in the care of their children, the military’s top noncommissioned officer said here yesterday.

After tournament success, Haase’s UAB Blazers have high expectations entering 2015-16 season

Jerod Haase has consistently built the University of Alabama at Birmingham men’s basketball team during his tenure as head coach. Now in his fourth season at the helm of the Blazers, the former South Tahoe basketball standout leads a team that enters the 2015-16 season with high expectations.

Don’t let cold, flu ruin the season

As the holidays approach, many are gearing up for Thanksgiving dinners, holiday shopping and celebrating with family and friends. But with the unpredictable cold and flu season, it’s equally important to add staying healthy to your list.

Fallon’s Josh Mauga picks off Denver’s Manning

Josh Mauga’s first regular-season interception came from the hand of a quarterback bound for the Hall of Fame once his career ends.

Mr. President. We are not containing ISIS

On a world’s stage, United States’ foreign policy no longer takes an encore.

Protect vision from digital devices

Digital communication has become an integral part of daily life. Smartphones and tablets are pocket-sized personal assistants with appointment reminders, news and a means of keeping in touch with family and friends. Living multi-screen lives may aide productivity, but eye health professionals are increasingly worried about the consequences of “digital vision.”


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

Information sought about armed robbery in Silver Springs

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in a Silver Springs armed robbery.

Lady Bighorns place second

The inaugural season of the Oasis Academy Lady Bighorns Middle School Basketball team was a huge success, according to the school.

Information sough on armed robbery in Silver Springs

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in a Silver Springs armed robbery. Officials said a man entered The Bait Farm Saloon on Highway 50 around 2:20 a.m. Sunday and robbed the bar at gunpoint. A female bartender was closing the bar when a black male wearing a dark jacket and gloves came in and brandished a gun before taking an undisclosed amount of money.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 6:23 p.m., a 19-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 100 block of Tybo Circle. Bail was set at $3,000.

Carson secondary ready for Reed

Robert Ferrel and Michael Spivack have been etched into the minds of the Carson High football team, most notably the defensive unit since late August, and with good reason.

The longest 3 yards saves Nevada

RENO — Tyler Stewart finally has his first Mackay miracle.

Carson Colony’s Christmas craft fair planned

Indian tacos and nearly 50 vendors will be on hand at a Christmas craft faire from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in the gymnasium of Carson Colony, 2900 S. Curry St., in Carson City.

Carson City foster & adoptive parent training planned

The next foster/adoptive parent training in Carson City is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 6 and 12 in the Valley View Room of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway.

Storey County Library hosting author Heidi Durrow at annual fundraiser Saturday

Storey County Library’s annual fundraiser will offer a moderated conversation with Heidi Durrow, the author of “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky,” at 4 p.m. Saturday Piper’s Opera House, 12 B St. in Virginia City.

Carson City United Latino Community holding language tutor training Saturday

Volunteers are sought to learn how to teach English as a second language on a one-to-one basis. United Latino Community, 1711 N. Roop St., is hosting a free tutor training workshop from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Healthy Communities Coalition hosting free cooking class in Dayton Nov. 23

No reservations or skills are required to take a free class to learn how to make lentil salad and apple pie at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton.

Monday, November 16

Samples obtained from radioactive dump that burned in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Authorities say samples have been obtained from a blast crater and fire-damaged storage drums at a closed radioactive waste dump that exploded and burned almost a month ago northwest of Las Vegas.

Get Healthy Carson City: Take a stand against tobacco

On Thursday, millions of Americans across the country will “butt out” as part of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.

High Sierra Swing Dance Club holding Christmas dance party Dec. 5 in Carson City

High Sierra Swing Dance Club is presenting its Christmas dance party on Dec. 5 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St.

Douglas libraries in Minden ad Zephyr Cove closing for Thanksgiving

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden and Zephyr Cove are closing on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Virginia and Truckee’s Christmas trains set to run from Virginia City

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will host three weekends of enchanted holiday trains aboard heated, century-old, magical rail coaches. The rides on Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 5- 6 and 12- 13 depart at noon and 2 p.m. from Virginia City’s 140-year-old F Street Station.

Hooligan’s Ink in Carson City hosting tattoo marathon for Austin’s House Saturday

Hooligan’s Ink, 1501 Fairview Drive, Suite 20, is hosting Thanks for Giving, a tattoo marathon to benefit Austin’s House, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Carson City Muscle Powered holding Trash Mob Saturday

Muscle Powered’s next Trash Mob, a monthly effort that clears debris from local trails, is from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday along the multiuse path that runs parallel to Lincoln Highway on the east side of Carson City.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI with injuries, battery on an officer

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 3:17 p.m., Debra Fishbein, 37, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a stolen vehicle and failure to appear after deputies responded to reports that Fishbein had taken a rental car and not returned it to Enterprise Rental Car company. Deputies responded to the 1000 block of 5th Street. Bail was set at $25,175.

Carson City Library hosting book discussion with author Laura McBride Nov. 20

Carson City Library and Nevada Center for the Book are hosting Laura McBride, author of the 2015 Nevada Reads selection “We Are Called to Rise,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the library’s Digitorium.

Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, hosting worship service Saturday in Carson City

Western Nevadans are invited to learn more about the topic, “Was that a gift from God?” at a free worship service today at the Carson City Community Center.

Western Nevada College’s Business Association to hold event Thursday

Forward-thinking students in Business Association at Western Nevada College aren’t waiting until graduation to start the process of searching for a job. The one-month-old association has arranged a professional development and networking event titled “Before the Job Search” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday in Marlette Hall in WNC’s Cedar Building.

Crystal Ann Brown

Crystal Brown, 29, of Dayton, passed away on Oct. 30, 2015. Crystal was born to Cheryl Brown on Dec. 26, 1985 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, NV.

John “Jack” Cardinalli

John “Jack” Cardinalli passed away Wednesday afternoon on November 11th, 2015, at 81 years old. He was the son of John A. Cardinalli, a hard rock miner, and Hilda Cardinalli, a teacher in Eureka, NV. As a youth, Jack was first in his class, captain of the football team, and an Eagle Scout.

David S. Cook

David S. Cook reached the end of his journey Oct. 12, 2015. Born May 24, 1950 in Las Vegas to Robert E. and Jeanette (Stanton) Cook, he was fourth generation Nevadan.

Man faces drug trafficking charge

A Carson City man is denying drug charges after he was arrested in Indian Hills on Monday. Matthew William Goelz, 19, was pulled over by deputies after they allegedly saw him conducting a transaction with another man. According to court documents, Goelz didn’t use his turn signal, providing probable cause for the stop.

Saturday, November 14

GOP re-elects McDonald as its chairman

The Nevada Republican Party re-elected Michael McDonald to a third term as chairman on Saturday after a heated election that included the last-minute near-disqualification of his opponent, former Clark County Republican Party political director Nick Phillips.

Yerington VB takes state title

LAS VEGAS — Led by Kassidy Lommori, the Yerington High volleyball team knocked off northern Nevada rival Incline in four games to win the Divsiion III state championship Saturday at Foothill High School.

Darrell Moody: NIAA shows inability to change

I wonder when the NIAA will get things right, especially when it comes to boys basketball.

Faraday rumored to be looking at Silver State

Nevadans should know in a week or so whether nascent automaker Faraday will build its factory in Southern Nevada.


After running through the league with dominant force, the Greenwave football team is not taking Chaparral for granted.

D.J. and Nevada rock in opener

HONOLULU — D.J. Fenner scored 16 points and Nevada pulled away in the second half on Friday to defeat Coastal Carolina 73-56 in the Rainbow Classic, making a winner of Eric Musselman in his college coaching debut.

Carson football advances to regional finals

Big offensive plays. Carson High made them, and the Reno Huskies had no answer.

CHS executes run to state title game

RENO — It came down to executing on opportunities.

Teams go without weapons

Both Carson and Reno played without standout offensive players Friday night.

Coronado’s win over Douglas ‘Taylor’-made

RENO — Douglas High struck first Friday afternoon in the NIAA Division I State Girls Soccer Championships.

Logano faces must-win this week

Some anonymous jokester posted a fake report on the internet after Joey Logano’s blown tire took him out of contention at Texas last Sunday.

Friday, November 13

Carson City’s Williams returns to Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — Matt Williams is returning to his old job as third base coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Garrett’s defense a key to Carson’s success

Peter Garrett is the linchpin of Carson High’s defense.

Three WNC players sign with DI schools

Two West Coast baseball programs on the rise and another perennially among the nation’s best have inked Western Nevada College players to letters of intent during the NCAA Division 1’s early signing period.

Peggy J. McKendrick

Peggy J. McKendrick passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on November 7, 2015. She was born September 3, 1954 to William and Marjorie Sieber in Eureka, California.A long-time resident of Carson City; she loved giving back to her community, especially as a member of the Carson City Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, where she helped others for many years.

Craig Roswell Moe

Craig Roswell Moe passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Fallon on October 22, 2015. Craig was born April 25, 1951 in New Jersey to Roger and Nedra Moe.

Richard (Rick) Lee Springer

After a battle with colon cancer for almost two years, Richard (Rick) Lee Springer passed away peacefully, surrounded by his mother and sister, in his home on October 30, 2015 in Dayton, Nevada at the age of 48. Rick was born on February 28, 1967 in San Jose, California to father Dwight “Ike” Richard Springer and mother Nancy Lynn Springer.

Geraldine “Geri” Washer

Geri passed away to be with the Good Lord on October 15, 2015. She was born June, 7, 1930 to Virgil and Flora Parsons in Malta Bend, Missouri.

George Kent Whitaker

George Kent Whitaker, 83, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his home in Fallon, Nevada. Kent was born in Kanosh, Utah on August 30, 1932 to Herman and Marion Sagers Whitaker and was the youngest of eight children.

Hollywood stars, Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, honor fallen Carson City Deputy Carl Howell (with video)

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office received some support from Hollywood in honor of fallen Deputy Carl Howell. Actors Gary Sinise, from Forrest Gump and CSI: NY, and Joe Mantegna, from Criminal Minds and The Godfather 3, reached out to the Sheriff’s Office to show their support for the department in the wake of Howell’s death.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested was arrested on suspicion 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 4:18 p.m., a 74-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of battery after deputies responded to reports of a subject becoming combative at the Long Street F.I.S.H. Bail was set at $1,000.

Man pleads guilty to child sex assault, incest

Drake Anthony Slocum, 21, this week entered guilty pleas to one count of sexually assaulting a girl under age 16 and one count of incest. He was arrested in March after the victim, then 14, told detectives the assaults had been going on for some time, according to Carson City Sheriff’s Det. Sal Acosta.

Carson City limb and leaf pickup planned

The Carson City Public Works Operations Division is available to pick up garden and yard debris. Only vegetation — not household garbage, appliances, furniture, lumber and other items — will be accepted.

Douglas County residents can register to vote Sunday in Minden

Douglas County residents can register to vote from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the lobby of High Sierra Fellowship, 1701 Lucerne St., Minden. For more information, call 775-267-6744.

Tree cutting permits available in Carson City starting Monday

The Bureau of Land Management will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits for $5 each on Monday.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office seeks suspect in Walmart theft

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an alleged theft at the Topsy Lane Walmart. On Oct. 12, around 3:25 a.m., a man entered the Walmart and stole a 50-inch TV and exited through the emergency exit near the sporting goods section.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 8:10 p.m., a 56-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 100 block of Clear Creek Drive. Bail was set at $3,000.

Nevada finishes at home vs. SJSU

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack isn’t prepared to bid farewell to its senior class. “I’m not ready to say good-bye,” Wolf Pack football coach Brian Polian said this week. “I haven’t gotten into that mode of looking back yet. We still have a lot of football left.”

Prep roundup: Tigers face tall order at state

Back in August, the Douglas High girls soccer team opened its season against one of the West’s top teams. This weekend, the Tigers very well could see their season end against another ranked team at the NIAA Division I State Tournament in Reno.

Furlong: Gun report on Carson High School campus believed to be false

One juvenile was arrested at Carson High School Thursday after deputies received reports of a student possibly on campus with a gun. Deputies received information Thursday morning there may have been a female student associated with a weapon on campus. Deputies were on scene throughout the day and no weapon was recovered.

Nevada Supreme Court suspends two prominent lawyers

The Nevada Supreme Court has voted to suspend two prominent lawyers for criminal violations. They voted 6-1 to accept a deal that will allow former U.S. Attorney for Nevada, Larry Semenza, to return to practicing law about the time he gets out of prison.

FDNY honors Roger’s Carpet One Floor & Home

A hero’s house should feel like home, at least that’s what one business thinks, and that’s why it’s contributing to a worthy cause.

Thursday, November 12

New Live Local Fallon campaign in full swing

The city of Fallon has kicked off Live Local Fallon, a community-wide engagement program that rewards residents for shopping and eating locally.

Big picture: Economic outlook dim due to government

Since 2010, mainstream optimistic economic forecasts each year have yielded to continued slow-growth reality, producing our worst recovery ever. Most economists still project economic activity as determined mainly by business cycles. We think such cycles are now dominated by long-term trends that will keep us bumping along the bottom until government at all levels makes significant reforms.

The real inflation rate

Your government is lying to you. They say the U.S. economy grew at a 1.5 percent inflation-adjusted rate in the third quarter, or so said the Bureau of Economic Analysis in its GDP estimate. The number is subject to revision and will probably change. Based on recent experience, revisions could easily push it below 1 percent or above 2 percent. Since this is “real” GDP, it also depends on inflation numbers. The agency doesn’t use the Consumer Price Index for this purpose — CPI comes from an entirely different agency, the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nevada prepaid tuition enrollment has begun

The Nevada Treasurer’s Office and the College Savings Board of Trustees have announced the 2016 open enrollment period for the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program that began this weekand continues through March 31, 2016.

What’s a cute name for the Pack defense?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .. It might be time to think of a cute little nickname for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team’s defense. The offense has been known as The Pistol since 2005.

USDA invests $177M in rural communities

The state director for USDA Rural Development Nevada announced that the agency invested more than $177 million in rural communities in fiscal year 2015, helping more than 700 families buy or repair homes and investing more than $28 million to repair community water and sewer systems.

Dogs and learning to play fair

Watching the dogs play at the dog park is one of the great joys of my day. It is so much fun to see them run, romp and rumble. I thought dogs just played, but recent research suggests there was a great deal more going on than I had suspected.

Pack ushers out home season with Senior Day

The Nevada Wolf Pack isn’t prepared to bid farewell to its senior class. “I’m not ready to say good-bye,” Wolf Pack football coach Brian Polian said this week. “I haven’t gotten into that mode of looking back yet. We still have a lot of football left.”

CEDA Breakfast features Ormat director of business development

The Churchill Economic Development Authority’s Business Council has its monthly breakfast meeting on Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. at the Stockman’s.

Reno Aces president named Executive of Year

Reno Aces President Eric Edelstein has been named Ballpark Digest’s Executive of the Year, publisher Kevin Reichard announced today.

Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate

You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the world, pursuing your hobbies or participating in any of the activities you’ve associated with an active retirement. However, once you do retire, you’ll need to “shift gears” somewhat to focus on your legacy. Specifically, to protect your loved ones and ensure your intentions are clear and carried out, you’ll need to do some more planning – and you’ll need to share your thoughts with your family.

Veterans Day and more stories to tell

One of the greatest things of being a reporter or editor is the opportunity to meet people who have a story to tell.

Real treat awaits music fans

Music fans are in for a real treat when the incredible Storm Large and her ensemble, Le Bonheur, will blow into town for a show at the Barkley Theatre on Nov.21.

Library hosts reception for artist

Local artist Larry Neel’s photographs are on display at the Churchill County Library.

Jumbo Grade offers great views, hiking

The mining camp of Jumbo, above Washoe Valley, never got very big. Which is kind of a shame with that name and all. The camp was developed by extremely optimistic prospectors who thought it might one day rival the nearby Comstock Lode in terms of mining production.

JoAnne Skelly: Gratitude for red trees

The long warm fall gave us a particular treat this year. The lovely weather let the red color in leaves completely develop, providing us with an amazing vibrant display. Too often cold weather hits in a flash, killing off leaves before their autumn pigments are revealed. I want to thank everyone who has planted a red tree for giving us such a lovely fall spectacle. I love the drive into Carson City from Washoe Valley where I can look out over town and see the trees painting the valley with vivid hues.

Upgrades help Fallon Theatres’ quality

After several months of operating with two new digital projectors, Fallon Theatres continues to make strides in improving its building.

Upperclassman profile: Tristen Thomson

Tristen Thomson, s senior at Churchill County High School (CCHS), has been a member of the varsity cross country team since he was a freshman. Thomson was born and raised in Fallon and hasn’t left.

Church offers community Thanksgiving meal

Every Thanksgiving for over 38 years, Christian Life Center offers a Thanksgiving dinner with its congregation.


After running through the league with dominant force, the Greenwave football team is not taking Chaparral for granted. As matter of fact, Fallon must dominate the Cowboys quickly to avoid a second-round loss, which the Wave suffered one year ago.

Fallon job fair set for this Friday with 22 employers

The tables are set, the employers are ready and individuals looking for employment will be available to talk to many firms looking for help.

View from the Past

Jake Allen on a Visit. Jake Allen, one of Churchill County pioneers and brother of Hon. Lem Allen, spent a few days in town this week, in company with his wife. They now reside at Colorado Springs and are in their way to the exposition. Jake Allen formally owned the John Oats ranch, hence, was at one time the possessor of what is now the City of Fallon.

Fallon events recognize vets

Seventy years ago in September with the signing of an armistice between Japan and the United States, World War II officially ended.

Cowboys ride into town to lasso Fallon

The Chaparral Cowboys are coming to town. The Cowboys upset the Faith Lutheran Crusaders one week ago — another Las Vegas team that was undefeated in D1-A at 7-0 — 21-20.


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

Ikela Lewis is Carson football’s leader on the field

Ikela Lewis knows the end is near. He knows when he takes the field Friday night against the Reno Huskies on Friday in the Division I football semifinals, it’s going to be his last game at home against a Northern Nevada opponent.

Carson City man sentenced in Sacramento for ID theft

Glenn Litton, 47, of Carson City has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for aggravated identity theft. U.S. Attorney Ben Wagner said Litton used someone else’s identity including birth certificate, a debit card and employee ID card to apply for a U.S. Passport. He was issued a passport in that other individual’s name.

Carson City Sassafras hosting Xing Bridges performance, open jam Sunday

A live music performance by Xing Bridges is planned on Sunday at Carson City Sassafras, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road.

Wednesday, November 11

Carson City area live entertainment

Craig Fletcher with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher 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.

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

FOOTBALL Colby Brown (Carson-College of Idaho): Ran for a career-best 142 yards in 21-10 loss to E. Oregon. Dylan Sawyers (Carson-Feather River): Lost 54-17 to Sac City, no stats available.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on suspicion of hit and run

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 2:56 p.m., a 41-year-old Dayton woman was arrested on suspicion of hit and run occupied vehicle, driving on a suspended sentence, obstructing/delaying an officer and failure to obey stop/yield sign after deputies responded to a hit and run near Nevada and William streets. Bail was set at $1,350.

Carson City A to Zen hosting Local Author Extravaganza Saturday

More than a dozen local authors are scheduled to talk about a range of topics — from history and music to memoir writing and the Holocaust — on Saturday at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.

Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell remarks on Veterans Day

Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell released the following statement about Veterans Day:

Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota donates to CASI

CASI, Carson Animal Services Initiative, accepts a $1,500 check from Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota. Those interested can help CASI and the effort to build a new aminal shelter that can provide homeless pets a safe and humane environment while they wait to be adopted. For more information, contact CASI at ccanimals@friendsof or (775) 671-2413.

Photographer Fred Howland bringing work to Carson City Brewery Arts Center

The Brewery Arts Center is working with Artsy Fartsy’s Jeff Pace, is loaning several pieces of Fred Howland’s work for a collaborative exhibition of his photography on Friday and Saturday in the Brewery Arts Center’s 1864 Grand Ballroom.

Tip a Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics Thursday at Carson City Applebee’s

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Tip a Cop fundraiser to raise money for the Special Olympics. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for lunch and 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday for dinner at the Carson Street Applebee’s.

Carson City First United Methodist Church holding interfaith Thanksgiving Nov. 19

Interfaith community members will come together to give thanks for Earth and the natural world at an interfaith Thanksgiving gathering from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Carson City.

Tuesday, November 10

Third time is the charm for Carson boys soccer team

The third time was the charm for Carson High’s boys soccer team.

Treasurer defends marketing contract

State Treasurer Dan Schwartz and his chief of staff Grant Hewitt Tuesday defended their selection of a marketing company saying the Reno-based business didn’t get inside information to help it win the contract.

Tahoe recipe: The Hulk’s famous scallops & red curry cream sauce

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — I know, weird name for a sauce. It is hard to imagine an un-jolly green giant like The Hulk in the kitchen, whisk in hand, spices at the ready, whipping up anything light and creamy.

NIAA: No to national team events

A proposal that would have allowed Nevada high school athletic teams to participate in national postseason events didn’t receive approval last Wednesday during a special meeting of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control.

CHS can’t fail to prepare for Reno

The toughest weeks of preparation for the Carson High football coaching staff is when the Senators play Reno or Reed.

Less stress for this year’s Thanksgiving

Selecting, preparing and cooking the centerpiece of your family’s Thanksgiving meal can pile on a lot of stress. However there are some easy ways to simplify the process.

Second of pillowcase burglars admits guilt

The second half of a duo accused of burglarizing Carson Valley homes admitted his part in the nearly dozen break-ins. Travis Lieberwirth, 37, admitted to burglary with a firearm Monday. Lieberwirth was one of seven people arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in the Douglas, Carson City and Washoe county areas.

Specialty courts funded for this budget cycle

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau The Nevada Supreme Court’s Judicial Council has approved funding for 21 specialty courts this budget cycle. Justice Michael Douglas, who chairs the specialty courts committee, said the courts are funded by a special General Fund appropriation of $3 million a year and the renewed ongoing funding of $1.4 million.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office targets no turn on red arrows

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be focusing on drivers violating the no turn on red arrow on Fairview Drive and Carson Street. Earlier in the year, NDOT put a no turn on red sign for vehicles trying to turn onto Fairview from northbound Carson Street to attempt to reduce congestion and increase safety for pedestrians.

Carson City, Lyon and Douglas county Operation Scarecrow called a success

Over the Halloween week, Carson City, Douglas and Lyon county area law enforcement agencies conducted Operation Scarecrow, a collaborative effort to keep children safe from sex offenders. The operation had more than 200 contacts.

Carson City First Judicial Court Felony DUI court funded

The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety has issued grant funding to the First Judicial Court Felony DUI program for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The DUI program operates out of the Carson City Department of Alternative Sentencing to provide an alternative to prison for felony DUI defendants.

$560 million awarded to Vegas highway widening project

The Nevada Department of Transportation board on Monday approved the largest contract in state history. The $559.4 million contract with Kiewit Infrastructure West will pay for Project NEON, a 3.7-mile widening of Interstate 15 between Sahara Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl in downtown Las Vegas.

3 Nevada players sweep Mountain West weekly football awards

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack swept all three of the Mountain West Conference’s player of the week awards after last week’s 30-16 victory at Fresno State.

Swallowing the truth

Recently two curious people, both prominent in the field of nutrition, set out to settle the hotly contested debate regarding which diet is best for our health.

Students learn more about weather, flooding

The Nevada Division of Water Resources, Flood Plain Management, gave presentations last week across Northern Nevada about the causes of flooding and how to mitigate the dangers.

College life: misconceptions of stress – Got Anxiety?

Many students believe that stress and anxiety is something to avoid at all costs. They frequently make statements such as, “I’m under a ton of stress” and “I’m so stressed out every day.”

Despite drought, some water supplies remain in good shape

The general manager of the Carson Water Subconservancy District told Churchill County Commissioners at their Thursday meeting the Carson River has experienced new record lows for insufficient water flow but water supplies for certain areas remain in good shape.

Trumped up charges about super-PACs

At the recent Great Debate Debacle in Boulder, Colo., GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump launched an attack against so-called “super-PACs.” Here’s what he said in a pair of tweets on the subject…

Fernley falls to Fallon

The Greenwave varsity football team won its first-round playoff game in a rematch against the Fernley Vaqueros Friday night.

Lady Wave girls soccer season comes to an end

The Greenwave varsity girls soccer team ended their season after a 3-1 victory against the Lowry Buckaroos on Thursday and a narrow 2-1 loss to the Truckee Wolverines on Friday in the D1-A playoffs.

Military women who make a difference

Women have become an integral part of the United States military whether serving in the United States or overseas.

Thank veterans for their service in peace & war

Veterans Day gives all of us in the Lahontan Valley time to reflect on those who wear the uniform and serve their country in one of the armed services.

Victory and defeat

The Greenwave varsity volleyball season ended in the regionals, but not without a fight.

Trick or treat

This year has gone by all too quickly. Halloween came and went and my son Doug and I were reminiscing about this holiday and times past. We also remembered that it was this time last year when Doug developed sepsis, a blood infection that almost cost him his life.

Myths about kidney disease debunked

Think you have the facts about kidney disease? Here are five common misconceptions debunked.

A matter of priorities

We all make choices everyday, probably thousands of them such as when to get up, when to get dressed, what to wear, what to watch on television, listen to on the car radio, what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and on and on. You get the point.

Blue Angels welcome new commander

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, held the squadron’s change of command ceremony on Sunday at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Cross country places at state

The Greenwave cross country team sent two of its best runners, Tristen Thomson and Diana Martinez, to the state championship on Saturday.

Veterans Dav activities

Boy Scout Troop 1776 will be performing a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Veterans Day. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at the Churchill County Regional Park near the southeast baseball field. After the ceremony, Kiwanis Club of Fallon will serve ice cream.

Barbara Hardwick

Barbara Hardwick lived in the Carson Valley for forty-seven years. She was born in Oklahoma, where she lived until the age of seventeen. She married, moved to Lake Tahoe California, where she raised five children, two of which predeceased her.

Margaret Lynn Sanchez (Margie)

Margaret Lynn Sanchez (Margie) passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 after battling cancer. Margaret was born January 6, 1954.

Bail bondsmen concerned about potential reforms

The Supreme Court’s second hearing to study major changes in how defendants are released from jail before trial drew a crowd last week, many of them bail bondsmen — including those from Churchill and Lyon counties — concerned what could happen to their business.

Nevada Active Retired Federal Employees to meet Nov. 17 in Carson City

National Active Retired Federal Employees, or NARFE, Chapter 1329, is meeting at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Carson City Grandma Hattie’s to hear Bonnie MacQuarrie review changes in federal insurance benefits during Open Season.

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office collecting for 9th Annual Shop with a Sheriff

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating its 9th Annual Shop with a Sheriff event, scheduled to take place in December at the Fernley Walmart.

Carson City FISH distributing commodity food Nov. 20 at Community Center

Friends In Service Helping, or FISH, will distribute free USDA commodity foods to Carson City families from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Carson City Community Center. No one will be admitted before 9 a.m.

Carson Plaza Hotel and Event Center hosting lecture by Mike Thomas Friday

A slideshow tour of the universe given by Mike Thomas is planned at 7 p.m. Friday at Carson Plaza Hotel and Event Center, 801 S. Carson St.

Carson City Recreation Youth Basketball hosting warm-ups Saturday

Carson City Recreation Youth Basketball, open to children in third through eighth grades, is hosting warm-ups on Saturday.

A to Zen in Carson City hosting Local Author Extravaganza Saturday

More than a dozen local authors are scheduled to talk about a range of topics — from history and music to memoir writing and the Holocaust — on Saturday at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St.


RENO — In coach Michael Alvarez’s mind, there was no doubt his Carson Senators were going to make the state tournament.

Ski resorts hope snow gives boost to bookings

While western resort towns recorded record summer lodging numbers for the third consecutive summer, the winter projections appear to be less promising — at least for the moment.

Foul, penalty kick beat Tigers

With snow swirling on the field and a wall of Douglas defenders facing her Monday night, sophomore Bekah Gonzalez found a way to convert a last-minute direct free kick to lift Bishop Manogue past Douglas, 1-0, in the Northern Division I Region Tournament girls soccer championship game.

Monday, November 9

Carson football notebook: Schilling competing for Senators

One of the keys to Carson High’s success has been its ability to run the football.

Woman given probation for statutory sexual seduction

A 33-year-old woman was given a suspended sentence of one year in Carson City Jail for statutory sexual seduction in Carson City District Court Monday. Jacqueline Benzler, 33, had sexual relations with a 13-year-old male neighbor in 2012. She turned herself into police in March 2015 on the warrant for her arrest.

Sierra Nevada Airstream Owners Club to meet Saturday in Carson City

The Sierra Nevada Unit of the WBCCI Airstream Owners Club is hosting a member luncheon at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza Hotel, 801 S. Carson St. in Carson City.

Carson City Marine Corps League Silver State Detachment 630 celebrating 240th birthday

The Carson City Marine Corps League Silver State Detachment 630 will host an event to celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps’ 240th birthday Tuesday.

Carson City Leisure Hour Club to meet Nov. 19 at Carson Nugget

The Carson City Leisure Hour Club is continuing the celebration of its 119th year on Wednesday, Nov. 18, when it recognizes five Leisure Hour Club scholars at Western Nevada College. The meeting is preceded by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Carson Nugget Capitol Ballroom.

Carson City Salvation Army holding job fair Thursday

The Salvation Army, serving Carson City and Douglas County, is hiring seasonal workers to help with its holiday program. A job fair is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at its Family Services office, 661 Colorado St.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Family in Carson City hosting military women Sunday

In honor of Veteran’s Day, four women who served in the military between the years of 1942 and 2012 will share their stories at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Family, 1201 N. Saliman Road.

‘Pickles’ cartoonist Brian Crane to present at Dayton Valley Branch Library

The Dayton Valley Branch Library is hosting a wine and cheese event whose featured speaker is Brian Crane, creator of the comic strip “Pickles,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Mile High Jazz Band to present November Jazz at Carson City Comma Coffee

The Mile High Jazz Band is heating things up with November Jazz, a program of big-band music with vocalist Cindee LeVal, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Carson City Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Northern Nevada Dream Center, Carson High School partnering for Pie to the Rescue

The Northern Nevada Dream Center is partnering with Carson High School Culinary Arts students for the 5th annual Pie to the Rescue.

World Series of Poker down to 6 men vying for $7.6M prize

LAS VEGAS — The man to beat at the World Series of Poker Main Event had an unrivaled tower of chips by night’s end and luck on his side.

Sandoval won’t rule out joining sage grouse suit but not now

ELKO, Nev. — Several Nevada counties are acting prematurely in suing to block U.S. regulations intended to protect the greater sage grouse, said Gov. Brian Sandoval, who says he supports the lawsuit but not its timing.

Tigers turn back CHS

RENO — Carson High fired the first salvo, but Douglas won the war.

Dayton spikers advance to state

TRUCKEE — The Dayton volleyball team, seeded No. 3, pulled out a thrilling win against No. 2 seed Lowry, 25-18, 17-25, 25-15, 15-25, 15-7 in the Northern Division IA semifinals Saturday to earn a berth in the state tournament.

Marchegger PRs en route to title

RENO — Elaina Marchegger continued what has turned into a postseason breakout and made it look easy in the process Saturday at the NIAA State Cross County Championships.

U.S. Ski Team doctor: Avoid ski injuries with proper training

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — With ski season on our doorstep and resorts across the West starting to open, now is the time to make sure you’re ready. And it starts with proper conditioning.

Saturday, November 7

Manogue beats CHS for regional title

RENO — Volleyball is known as a game of momentum.

Former CHS star has new career

Matt Rutledge, a two-sport star at Carson High not too many years ago, has embarked on a new career.

Update: Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell will seek third term

Mayor Robert Crowell will seek a third term, he announced Friday. The mayor, during a breakfast meeting that included a range of ethnic and business people at La Posada Real restaurant, said he wants to continue working to grow Carson City, as well as help diversify the economy and promote an inclusive state capital in which children are raised safely and seniors want to retire.

Carson hastens control in a hurry vs. S. Springs

Carson High’s ninth straight win wasn’t as easy as the final score indicated.

Prep roundup: Dayton spikers sweep past Elko

TRUCKEE — The Dayton volleyball team made quick work of Elko in its opening match in the Northern Division IA playoffs, winning 25-15, 25-14, 25-23 Friday.

Carson High football: Asa Carter takes over in 2nd half for Senators

Simply put, Asa Carter took over Friday’s 49-34 playoff win against Spanish Springs

Carson football notebook: Nelson the starting ace, Keema the closer for CHS

Carson High showed off its 1-2 punch at quarterback Friday night.

Friday, November 6

Carson advances to finals for second straight year

RENO — They’re baaaaack. Carson High’s volleyball team got 17 kills apiece from Juliana Anderson and Jaycie Roberts en route to a three-game sweep of arch-rival Douglas, 27-25, 25-21 and 25-19 in the semifinals of the Division I regionals Thursday night at Bishop Manogue.

Carson slips by Spanish Springs in boys soccer playoff opener

In an instant, more than 100 minutes of frustration came to an end for the Carson High boys soccer team.

The last of the Carter clan helps Carson roll on

Buddy Ryan implemented the 46 defense back in the 1980s, and it was a huge reason why the Chicago Bears won the 1985 Super Bowl.

Carson’s Ortiz-Osty shoots for top-10 state finish

The NIAA State Cross-Country Championships heads one of the busiest sports days in northern Nevada.

Roger Diez: Racing drivers keep testing the limits

Racing drivers are always exploring the limits; limit of adhesion, limit of pit road speed, limit of fuel supply, and limit of tire wear to name a few.

From Alaska to Honolulu, Nevada set for regular season

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack is ready to start the regular season. “I’m excited to get the taste of last season out of our mouths,” senior center A.J. West said.

Chemist not certified; DUI defendant’s license restored

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday restored the drivers’ license of a man charged with DUI because the chemist who presented his blood test evidence wasn’t certified as an expert witness.

Attorney General Adam Laxalt files to dismiss second anti-vouchers lawsuit

As he did with the first lawsuit challenging the school vouchers law, Attorney General Adam Laxalt has filed a motion to dismiss the second similar lawsuit.

USPS to deliver more than 15 billion holiday pieces

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service expects to deliver 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages during the 2015 holiday season. In addition, they are projecting approximately 600 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, an increase of 10.5 percent over last year’s volume.

Model railroaders open their homes

Every November in Northern Nevada, 25 model railroaders open their homes to allow the public to view their model railroad layouts for free.

Butler serves up win for Nevada vs. Fresno State

FRESNO, Calif. — James Butler ran for 122 yards and one touchdown, freshman Dameon Baber tied a conference single-game record with three interceptions in the second half and Nevada beat Fresno State 30-16 on Thursday night.

Kelli Fletcher Beck

Kelli passed away at Renown Medical Center following a three year battle with Breast Cancer. Born to Bill and Sherry Fletcher, raised in Carson City and graduating from Carson High in 1990

John T. Koyama

John T. Koyama passed peacefully at his home in Carson City, NV at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, Marie Ayako, married for 60 years, and his two sons Andrew and James. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

In Loving Memory: Bernadette Anne Wengeler-Lee

Bernadette was born on September 2nd 1939 in North Dakota. Berni was the oldest of five children; she leaves behind four siblings Mike, Marie, Ron, and Belinda.

Carson City Elks Lodge hosting Annual Hoop Shoot Jan. 2

Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177 is hosting its annual Hoop Shoot, open to children ages 8-13 as of April 1, 2016, on Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Carson City Mona Lisa and Wine offering Mad Housewife Wine Wednesdays

Carson City Mona Lisa and Wine, which offers guided painting sessions with refreshments from a full service bar, offers discounts on Mad Housewife Wine on Wednesdays.

Mike’s Pharmacy in Carson City hosting 17th Annual Turkey Round-Up Tuesday

Carson City Mike’s Pharmacy, 1007 N. Curry St., and News Talk 780 KOH will be collecting frozen turkeys from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to fill Salvation Army holiday food baskets for families in need in Carson City and Douglas County.

Carson City Historic Resources Commission to meet Nov. 12

The Carson City Historic Resources Commission is meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Sierra Room of the Community Center. For more information and a meeting agenda, go to

Nevada State Museum in Carson City hosting Dia de los Muertos celebration Saturday

The Nevada State Museum is the site of a Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration on Saturday.

Carson City Nevada Humane Society offering free pet adoptions

If you’ve never experienced the love of a senior pet, you’re missing out! That’s why Nevada Humane Society created an exciting adoption promotion centered on the Golden Years, waiving adoption fees for senior pets who are aged to perfection. Yes, that means if a cat or a dog is over the age of six and matured like a fine wine they can join your family today for free!

Ralph Dean Sims

It is with great sorrow the family of Ralph Dean Sims had to say goodbye to their loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all. Ralph’s 68-year earthly journey came to a close on October 31st, at his home in Fallon, with his family at his side

Charyl A. Miller

Charyl A Miller lost her battle against cancer on Oct. 29 2015. Charyl lived in the Fallon area and worked at NAS Fallon for a better part of 20 years.

Della Jean Warbington

Della, age 90, passed away on Oct. 15, 2015 at The Homestead in Fallon. Della was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Warbington; daughter, Margo Garner; granddaughter, Jamie Ericsson; her parents, 3 sisters and 4 brothers

Chester Marvin Newnham

Chester Marvin Newnham, beloved husband, dad, grandfather and friend passed away on October 28, 2015 in Fallon, NV. He was born September 29, 1927 in Carson City, NV to Chester John and Irene Walker Newnham. Chester was proud of his Nevada lineage coming from one of the earliest settlers in Genoa, NV. He attended schools in Carson City and graduated in 1945

Thursday, November 5

Kaepernick getting too much blame in SF

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...Colin Kaepernick is getting a raw deal from the San Francisco 49ers. The former Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback has lost his starting job and is obviously being used as a scapegoat for the 49ers’ 2-6 start.

Nevada student data privacy challenged in constitutional petition drive

A group headed by Sharron Angle, Sen. Don Gustavson and education activist John Eppolito on Thursday urged support for a constitutional amendment to restrict access to public school student data.

Bail bondsmen concerned about potential reforms

The Supreme Court’s second hearing to study major changes in how defendants are released from jail before trial drew a crowd on Thursday, many of them bail bondsmen concerned what could happen to their business.

Football aims for state, 49ers need help

With the temperatures dipping below freezing, it must mean the playoffs are underway this fall high school season.

Japanese fire balloons flew over Nev. in WW II

It was nine days ago when millions of Americans were glued to their TV sets to watch a runaway Army blimp streak across the skies of Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Thinking of adopting? Be prepared for expenses

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. If you’re considering adoption, you know that it will change your life in many ways. And you’ll need to prepare for many of these changes – including the financial ones, because adoption can be expensive.

Gilman talks Tesla and SWITCH

Huge is a word L. Lance Gilman borrows from others to turn his TRIC (Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center) up a notch in his listeners’ minds, then heaps on more.

Get healthy, get a dog

I don’t know if your email inbox looks like mine, but I get an awful lot of junk mail. Yesterday when I was going through my emails, I happened upon a health letter from the Harvard Medical School. The title on the letter was “Get Healthy, Get a Dog.” At last, I finally got an email worth reading. The study was published in Science magazine and it is a gem.

Why the Taxpayer Protection Pledge has predictive power

In their book Switch: How to change things when change is hard, brothers Chip and Dan Heath identify three factors that influence how individuals make decisions — willpower, emotions and situation.


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

The Half Price Beer Hall

When Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill got together for happy hour on occasion, they managed to disagree without being disagreeable. Barak Obama once held a “Beer Summit” at the White House to diffuse ill will over the arrest of Harvard Professor Louis Gates.

A bump in the road for Kaepernick with the 49ers

Colin Kaepernick is getting a raw deal from the San Francisco 49ers. The former Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback has lost his starting job and is obviously being used as a scapegoat for the 49ers’ 2-6 start. Joe Flacco’s Baltimore Ravens and Philip Rivers’ San Diego Chargers are also both 2-6 and Matthew Stafford’s Detroit Lions are 1-7 but those three did not lose their starting jobs this week.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago Local Happenings. ●The remains of the Alfalfa club building, known as the Allen House, has been removed, much to the improvement of that part of town.

Stepping up in the classrooms

Churchill County School District purchased 470 chrome books for elementary students with more on the way. The district has spent $156,233 on the chrome books that have been paid for out of the Capital Projects Fund with the Pay as you go Funds.

CEDA presents 2015 Appreciation Awards

The Churchill Economic Development Authority recently honored individuals who have made a difference in Churchill County.

Ferguson - Coy

Pamela Arline Coy and Jason Earl Ferguson were married Aug. 15, 2015, on the couple’s small farm outside of Fallon by Justice of the Peace Mike Richards.

August taxable sales show jump

Churchill County was in the black with its taxable sales, but only by 3.2 percent in August. Comptroller Alan Kalt said the year-to-date increase is up 21 percent from $39.6 million to $47.9 Million.

‘Our Town’ presents final performances

The Churchill County High School Advanced Theatre class will present Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” tonight at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre.

Mayor Ken Tedford receives award

The Sagebrush Empire Pop Warner football group presented Mayor Ken Tedford with a special award on Wednesday in the council chambers of the mayor’s office.

Rematch begins the playoffs for Fallon

The Wave will begin their playoff season in hot water, with a rematch against the Fernley Vaqueros today.

Lady Wave begins D1-A playoffs

The Lady Wave’s first playoff match is against the South Tahoe Vikings today at 5 p.m. at Truckee High School after finishing their season at 9-7 in D1-A and 16-13 overall.

CC High School junior faces kidney transplant

High school junior Miguel Angel Perez stands tall and wears a big grin — you’d never know this 16-year-old is facing a life-threatening disease. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Most firms set for job fair

Employers attending this year’s fall job fair, which is co-sponsored by the Fallon Chamber of Commerce, Fallon Auto Mall and Right Away, to talk to prospective employees from the Churchill County area a week from today on Nov. 13.

Raising the curtain on a new movie era

Ever since he was a boy growing up in Fallon, Ross Hill, his brother and friends spent many hours at the downtown theater watching their favorite movies. Over the years, the quality of movies improved as did the quality of theaters with multi-screens and Dolby Sound.

Carson City Library offering free Foundation Directory Online class Nov. 10

Carson City Library is offering a class about how to use the Foundation Directory Online, a database that provides information about grant makers and their funding activities worldwide, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Gold Hill Hotel hosting cowboy poet John Tyson Nov. 12

Local cowboy music performer John Tyson is bringing his American Cowboy show back to the Gold Hill Hotel on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Panel to review 16 boards, commissions

The committee charged with reviewing whether or not Nevada’s 200 boards and commissions are doing their jobs well has tentatively picked out 16 for examination this interim.

Carson City area live entertainment

Craig Fletcher with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher 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.

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

FOOTBALL Colby Brown (Carson-College of Idaho): Had 2 carries for 7 yards in 27-23 loss to W. Montana. Dylan Sawyers (Carson-Feather River): Lost 63-28 to Siskiyous. No stats listed.

Eye on the prize: CHS opens playoffs with win

Brynn Lehman picked a great time to score her first goal of the season.

Carson Nugget hosting Leif Skyving and other comedians in November

A comedian of Comedy Central fame is appearing Friday at the Carson Nugget.

Carson City Symphony sponsoring harpist Marina Roznitovsky Oster Saturday

The Carson City Symphony Association is presenting an evening of music, wine, and dessert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the historic Bliss Mansion, 608 Elizabeth St. The recital will feature an award-winning classical harpist, Marina Roznitovsky Oster, who will play various solo works for harp.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center to present ‘Friends with Amazing Voices’ Sunday

A group of singers and musicians whose mission is to create unforgettable concert experiences is visiting Carson City on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 4

Heller’s resolution to block ‘Waters of the U.S.’ expansion passes Senate

A Senate resolution that would nullify the so-called “Waters of the U.S.” expansion of the Clean Waters Act was approved by the Senate Wednesday.

Carson City Council of the Navy League honoring veterans Nov. 19

The Carson City Council of the Navy League of the United States will honor veterans, past and present, at its next meeting on Nov. 19 at the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino, 2171 Highway 50 E.

Carson City Supervisors Brad Bonkowski & Jim Shirk available to hear input

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski is holding his monthly “Breakfast with Brad” from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St. All Carson City residents and business owners are invited to attend. Bonkowski hosts the monthly get-togethers to hear feedback from his constituents. No purchase is necessary; Bonkowski buys the coffee.

Carson City Emblem Club hosting wine paired dinner Nov. 14

Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 is serving a four-course, wine paired dinner on Nov. 14 at Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St., to benefit local charities.

Nevada Human Society needs volunteers for Carson animal shelter

Nevada Humane Society hosts monthly volunteer orientations in Carson City to recruit volunteer for the Carson animal shelter. The orientations provide basic training and offer volunteer opportunities on the spot. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and must offer a minimum time commitment to the program.

Carson City Comma Coffee hosting author Mary Randall Saturday

Mary Randall, a local children’s author, is hosting a book singing event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Carson City’s Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Carson City Senior Center’s Moonlight & Mistletoe dinner is Dec. 5

The Carson City Senior Center is presenting Moonlight & Mistletoe, a Christmas dinner of Cornish game hen, wild rice, vegetables, rolls and dessert on Dec. 5 in the Sagebrush Room of the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive..

Dayton Valley Dog Park hosting volunteer workshop Sunday

Dayton Valley Dog Park is holding a workshop for volunteers from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lyon County Utilities Office on Lakes Boulevard in Dayton.

Carson City Salvation Army offering holiday food baskets to needy families

The Salvation Army is providing a Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to anyone in need and toys for children ages 0-17. To receive a basket, bring an NV Energy bill, income verification, and identification for each household member and register from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Nov. 6 and Dec. 3 at the Salvation Army, 661 Colorado St.

Douglas High School students offering tech support to seniors

Get Help from the Next Generation, a tech support event hosted by Douglas High School Leadership Class, is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 in the north and south activity rooms of the Douglas County Senior Center.

Dayton Community Center hosting lecture by Ron James Nov. 10

Robert Steward, editor of Ron James’ book, “The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh,” is presenting the story of two Pennsylvania men who traveled out West and discovered the Comstock Lode at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Dayton Community Center.

Gary Ralph Beaudette

Survived by parents Doc & Pauline Beaudette, Carson City; Sister and husband, Leah and Michael Berg, Reno and Niece Mariah Beaudette; Reno. May have you found peace, Gary.

Francis “Mike” Sullivan

Francis “Mike” Sullivan passed away on September 19, 2015 in Carson City, NV. Mike was born April 8, 1927 in Lowell, MA to John Joseph and Mary Rose Sullivan.

Alyce Doreen Larson

Alyce Doreen Larson, 91, passed away October 23, 2015 in Carson City, NV. Alyce was born on May 29, 1924 in Mitchell, SD to Owen and Daisy Smith.

Barnes & Noble in Reno collecting books for Silver Stage Elementary School

Barnes & Noble Reno is hosting its annual Holiday Book Drive through Jan. 1 to benefit Silver Stage Elementary School.

Larry D. Hough

On October 22, 2015, an amazing and loving husband, perfect father, greatest grandfather, and friend to everyone, Larry D. Hough, passed away, surrounded by his family, at his home. Larry was born in Riverside, CA to Holly and Marge Hough, December 29, 1937. When he was two years old, Larry and his family moved to Silver Peak, NV. After that, they moved to Tonopah, NV, where he continued to live, and attend school. During his high school years, Larry was on the 1954 State Basketball Championship Team. Upon

Scott Forrest Hoote

Scott Forrest Hoote, 58 Surrounded by his family and friends, Scott Forrest Hoote of Carson City, NV, ended his struggle with Esophageal cancer on October 20, 2015.

Lincoln (Linc) Roy Snider

Linc was the youngest of six born to Mary Louise McMahon-Snider and Joseph William Snider in Daisetta, Texas. He was preceded in death by his three brothers and two sisters: Joe, Bob, Kirk, Louise and Dot Snider, and his beloved wife, Derva Jeanne Snider.

Geneal C. Stearns Jones

Geneal C. Stearns Jones, 89, passed away on October 20, 2015 in Citrus Heights, CA. Born in 1926 and raised in Grangeville, Idaho, Geneal obtained her master’s degree.

Kenneth Eugene Shockley

Kenneth Eugene Shockley, age 90, passed away on October 27, 2015 at Highland Manor in Fallon. He was born September 15, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska to Charles and Leah Johnson

Jacquline Marie Hall

Jackie, as she was known by most people, was born in Elko Nevada on January 18th 1960, to parents Hap and Mary Hancock. In her early years of life, Jackies’ family lived in Eureka Nevada, later moving to Emida Idaho, then to Fallon Nevada where she graduated High school in 1978.

Wayne Harvey Diestler

Wayne Harvey Diestler, born February 16th, 1932 in Hortonville, Wisconsin to Leonard and Florence Diestler passed away on October 9th, 2015. Wayne lived in Hortonville, WI until he joined the Navy. Wayne married Marilyn (Toone) Wood on July 23rd 1983

JoAnne Skelly: Leafhopper invasion

In the last week, leafhoppers have invaded our house both inside and out. Suddenly I’m seeing dozens of brown wedge-shaped insects crawling all over my windows and screens. They are even on the kitchen walls. These annoying critters, also called planthoppers, are less than a 1/4-inch long, and they keep me busy squishing them each day. I decided to find out more about them.

Fathers, sons form special bond at Carson High School

On the back of Blair Roman’s blue T-shirt he often wears during the week is the word family.

Tuesday, November 3

Carson sweeps against Reno

It wasn’t typical Carson High volleyball, but it was enough to advance to the next round of the playoffs.

Pumpkin for healthier living this Thanksgiving

The transition from fall to winter is upon us, and with it brings Thanksgiving, a time for giving thanks to all who make a difference around us and giving to people who are in need. Why not give a gift of health to your loved ones with some delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes?

Schools offer careers that take flight

Those seeking a career in the skies now have a new option. Charter College has partnered with Reno-Tahoe Helicopters and Carson Aviation Academy to offer Associate of Applied Science in Aviation degrees with programs in rotor or fixed-wing aircraft.

Nevada set for hostile environment in Fresno

The Nevada Wolf Pack will be looking for some payback Thursday night (7:30 p.m., ESPN2) against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Bulldog Stadium.

Community spotlight: Carson City’s Silver State wins Fall Fest crown

The Silver State Gymnastic Academy’s Level 4 team won the team title at last weekend’s Fall Fest in Grass Valley.

Tahoe recipe: Thai tomato soup in 10 minutes or less

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — This is soup weather, no way around it, snow or no snow. Maybe, if we eat a bunch of soup, the snow gods will bless us. Hey! We’re in the mood! Bring it on.

Science and technology office awards grants to Western Nevada College, TMCC and Henderson College

As the state of Nevada expands its manufacturing base, it also seeks to expand and enhance technical training opportunities for area residents. To that end, Western Nevada College has received a $150,000 Science and Technology grant to prepare residents for the new technical jobs.

Simple ways to manage pain

Sooner is better when it comes to managing nagging aches and pains that can hamper your healthy lifestyle. In fact, the coming winter months are when pain pops up the most for people of all ages, according to celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza. Keys to keeping active and pain-free are getting ahead of pain and preventing it from becoming a larger problem that is harder to handle.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

The first regularly scheduled meeting of November for the Churchill County commissioners will be held Thursday at 8:15 a.m. Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St., suite 145.

Fallon receives more than an inch of rain

The season’s first powerful storm coming from the Pacific Ocean slowly crossed central California and Nevada, dumping both rain and snow.

Area looks at preparedness during Nevada Flood Awareness Week

Nevada Flood Awareness Week’s purpose through Saturday is to help Nevadans prepare their home, family, businesses and pets for flood disasters.

Parole hearing: Victim’s mother wants killer to remain behind bars

Georgia Marshall and her family undergo a wide range of emotions before attending a Nevada Parole Board hearing every three years.

Churchill casinos lose 6.85 percent

Total gaming win fell 6.85 percent in Churchill County in September.


In the past three weeks there have been two small groups who took it upon themselves to do something about the eyesores in our community. Then while biking one week ago along Casey Road, I was appalled by all the trash on the roadside from Walmart to McLean Road. Where are the property owners and do they not pride themselves enough to do something about the situation. It does not take much to organize a group to do this. Show our youth we care. Take them along to help.

Back to the Future, part 2

In my last column, I described how President George W. Bush “kept us safe,” according to his brother Jeb. He “kept us safe” on 9/11. He kept the workers at Ground Zero “safe” by lying about the toxic conditions. He kept tens of thousands of troops “safe” by sending them off to a war based on lies without the proper equipment. How else did Bush keep us “safe”?

NIAA must alter postseason bracketing

This time of year begins the run for the coveted state trophy in a handful of team high school athletics. First and foremost is congratulations to the individuals and teams who competed for Churchill County this fall season and also to the young men and women who have advanced to regional competition.

Some recent observations

This has been a crazy few weeks recently with the Republican and Democratic debates and the baseball playoffs. It became a “which should I watch” a couple of times, but the debates won. All I kept thinking about with baseball was “how about those Cubs!”

Republicans keep burning themselves with liberal media

The Republican Party. The stuck on stupid party. The stupid is as stupid does party. The fell-out-of-the-Stupid-Tree-and-hit-every-branch-on-the-way-down party.

New BLM associate district manager named

Mary Laub has begun a 60-day detail as Carson City Bureau of Land Management associate district manager. She’s currently the BLM Nevada State Budget Officer overseeing the financial operations of the state’s $100 million budget.

Reduce your risk for peripheral artery disease

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about 8.5 million adults have peripheral artery disease (PAD). The AHA also reports that people with PAD are four to five times more at risk for heart disease and stroke and are likely to go undiagnosed.

Pack faces Fresno State in critical MWC game

The Nevada Wolf Pack will be looking for some payback Thursday night (7:30 p.m., ESPN2) against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Bulldog Stadium.

Snow blankets Tahoe Basin

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — An early season storm blanketed the Tahoe Basin with snow Monday. Some higher elevations were expected to see up to a foot or more of accumulation. By late afternoon officials at Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 9 inches of snowfall at the resort with snow continuing into the evening. The weather created numerous traffic delays with accidents reported across the region. While promising, some local forecasters said the storm was not a result of the strong El Nino event predicted for this winter, but rather an independent early season weather pattern.

City’s livability touted on retirement list

Carson City is the fifth best place in the nation to retire, said Monday. The website cited the city’s 300 days of sunshine on average each year, low humidity, mild temperatures and area amenities for outdoor recreation.

Nevada news briefs

Nevada Makes big jump for Reaching Uninsured Kids LAS VEGAS — Nevada made more progress than any other state in the U.S. in a new report that documents each state’s track record when it comes to dropping its population of uninsured children.


BANNER CHURCHILL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: A girl, Ellesy Lynn Bowman to Ashley Lynn Bowman and Tyler Scott Bowman. (No other information provided)

Motorists injured in Nevada Day crash

Two motorists including one from Fallon were injured early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 95 at mile marker 80 in Mineral County.

Cross country on the fast track to state competition

The Greenwave varsity cross country team competed in the Division 1-A regionals at San Rancho Ran Rafael Regional Park on Saturday in the Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Ross Aguiar

Ross Aguiar, beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, coach and friend, passed away Thursday, October 15. He left behind a family that will love him forever. Ross married his best friend Sue Thornburgh June 17, 1989. Together they had three beautiful children Emily, Betsy, and Jake

Janae H. Rose

Janae H. Rose passed away unexpectedly at her residence on October 12, 2015. Born October 29, 1977 to Jay and Janet June, she has lived in Fallon since she was thirteen. She worked for a few years at Banner hospital as a CAN.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 11:21 p.m., a 48-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 4000 block of Bigelow Drive. Bail was set at $3,000

Marion Margaret Triffon

Marion Margaret Triffon, 90, passed away October 18, 2015 in Carson City, Nevada. Marion was the daughter of Francis Leo Glynn and Marion Elizabeth (McKenzie) Glynn. She was born August 3, 1925, Long Beach,

Michele J. Curry

Michele Curry passed away at home surrounded by husband and daughter. Michele was born in Oceanside, Ca. in 1952. Her family eventually settled in Danville, Il.

Carson City Natives & Newcomers to meet Nov. 12 at Grandma Hattie’s

Carson City Natives & Newcomers’ monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant will include a presentation about Tasmania.

Friends of the Carson City Library hosting food drive, turkey raffle

The Friends of the Carson City Library is holding a food drive to benefit the Ron Wood Family Resource Center.

Carson City Senior Service Network needs help with inaugural Festival of Trees

The Senior Service Network, a nonprofit that helps seniors pay for emergency expenses, is hosting its inaugural Festival of Trees, an event in which trees and wreaths, complete with decorations, will be available for sale.

Carson City Elks Lodge site of Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11

Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177 and Emblem Club No. 507 will be honoring veterans with an evening of dinner and entertainment on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St.

Douglas County Republican Women hosting Speakeasy fundraiser Nov. 14

Douglas County Republican Women’s not-so-secret event, The DCRW Club Speakeasy, is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at CVIC Hall in Minden.

Kenneth “Ken” Jochim

Kenneth “Ken” Jochim, 67, of Reno, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at his home. Ken was born April 6, 1948, in Los Angeles, California, to Peggy and Earl Jochim. His family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, when Ken was 6 months old.

Michael Wayne Noll

Mike passed away peacefully at home with family at his side on October 16, 2015. Mike was born in Norco, CA on August 19, 1955. He is a veteran who served in the U.S Navy with his brother, John.

Barbara Jean Baxter Olenslager

Barbara Jean Baxter Olenslager, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father on October 18th, 2015.

Monday, November 2

Outside hitter Jaycie Roberts and the Senators host Reno today in playoffs

The first thing you notice about Jaycie Roberts is her infectious smile. Through good times and bad on the volleyball court, it’s always there.

Carson High football notebook: Senators to see new QB against Spanish Springs

When the Carson Senators line up on Friday night against Spanish Springs, in the opening round of the Division I regional football playoffs, they will be looking at a new starting quarterback.

Weather causes change to NIAA soccer playoffs

The NIAA Division I boys and girls soccer playoff schedule has been revised because of inclement weather.

Carson City Downtown Coin hosting sale for Pets of the Homeless

Celebrating five years of business, Chef Don Pepe, “The Paella King,” is selling his Portuguese Superior Olive Oils to benefit the nonprofit Pets of the Homeless. The oils will be available through November at Downtown Coin, 111 W. Telegraph St., where Pepe’s 25-year-old Balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy, also will be on sale.

Snow in Sierra, rain across Northern Nevada

RENO — The Sierra’s first winter storm of the season slowed travel Monday on snowy mountain highways, dumped rain across most of Northern Nevada, caused temporary power outages around Reno and Lake Tahoe and triggered a strong wind advisory as far south as Las Vegas.

9th Circuit rejects bid to halt Reno-Sparks bypass road

RENO — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected the latest attempt by a group of Nevada citizens to halt construction of a major bypass being built on the edge of Reno. The appellate court in San Francisco issued a three-paragraph ruling denying a request for a preliminary injunction ordering suspension of work on the $290 million “Southeast Connector.”

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, dissuading a witness

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 8:36 p.m., David Gross, 43, of Carson City was arrested suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance, suspended license, suspended registration and speed 11-15 over after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the Bunny Ranch and Highway 50. Bail was set at $4,875.

Carson City detectives seek information in double stabbing

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on someone who may have stabbed two people Sunday night. Deputies responded to reports of a stabbing at the Carson Street Best Value Motel around midnight where they found a 52-year-old man with at least five wounds to his upper body, face and neck. He was then transported to Renown Regional Medical Center for his injuries, including a collapsed lung.

Two men die at Sand Mountain over Nevada Day weekend

Two people were killed during the Nevada Day weekend at the Bureau of Land Management’s Sand Mountain Recreation area.

Health exchange ready for 3rd go-round

It’s survived an IT meltdown and attempts to kill it in the Legislature. It’s now facing the loss of two insurance carriers and an effort to constitutionally ban it.

Comstock lecture series continues Nov. 5 in Gold Hill

Virginia City resident James Clark will speak on “History of Trains in the Movies” at the Gold Hill Hotel’s Thursday Night Lecture Series on Nov. 5.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeking help in Chevron gas station theft

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in a theft at the North Carson Street Chevron Gas Station.

Getting your skis and snowboards ready for the slopes

Yes, a tune up on the boards is a must for fun on the hills.