Stories for August 2016


Wednesday, August 31

TOCCATA putting on 9/11 memorial concerts

TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will end its 2016 Tahoe Summer MusicFest with a four-concert series beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno, 100 Bishop Manogue Drive. The concert series will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.

CHS boys soccer wins opener

RENO — Carson High had a plethora of first-half chances, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Carson High School teacher putting on art display at Carson City Community Center

The Capital City Arts Initiative will host a reception for Carson High art teacher Michael Malley’s exhibition, Silver State Swimmer, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Carson City area live entertainment for Sept. 1-7

Escalade from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at the Carson Nugget Sports Bar, 507 N. Carson St.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office:

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 1:02 p.m., a 33-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of threats after deputies responded to reports of a disturbance at the Stewart Inn. Bail was set at $500.

Dayton optimistic heading into week 2

In Dayton’s 37-0 season-opening loss last week at Elko, the offensive production improved from last year, but the outcome remained all too familiar.

Mackay Stadium becomes friendlier confines

Nevada Wolf Pack football supporters will be greeted Friday night by a more fan-friendly Mackay Stadium.

Treasurer Schwartz calls for corporate income tax

Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz has submitted a bill draft request that would create a corporate income tax. But he said at least initially, his plan would be revenue neutral because it eliminates the Modified Business Tax — a payroll tax — the commerce tax passed by the 2015 Legislature and other smaller tax levies business now pays.

Schilling worth his weight

When Carson High convened its spring football camp, tackle Bryceton Schilling was the only starter back on the offensive line, and he was playing for a new position coach.

2 dead in plane crash at Sparks RV park near airport

SPARKS — A small plane that crashed into a northern Nevada recreational vehicle park, killing both people on board, plunged nose-first close to occupied RVs — and no one on the ground was hurt, authorities said Wednesday.

Lyon County Republican Central Committee to meet Sept. 10 in Silver Springs

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Senior Center, 2945 Ft. Churchill Road, Silver Springs.

Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski holding breakfast meeting Sept. 2 in Carson City

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his “Breakfast with Brad” from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.

Workshop about how to teach U.S. citizenship class Sept. 1 in Carson City

Volunteers are sought to help immigrants in Carson City study for their citizenship tests.

Teens in Lyon County learn work, academic, and life skills in youth program

This year the Comstock Youth Works (CYW) program expanded to serve four of five Lyon County high schools and 80 teens from communities across Lyon County, with funding from a Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant through Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey.

Sierra Place Senior Living in Carson City offering free events in September

Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, is hosting several free events in September.

Juanita “Nita” MacDougall

Juanita “Nita” MacDougall, 66, passed away August 23, 2016 at her home in Hood River, Oregon. She was born November 28, 1949.

Michael Craig Quigel

Michael Craig Quigel, 40 of Carson City passed away on August 27, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Anita Lynn Schragl

Anita Lynn Schragl, 53 of Silver Springs passed away on August 24, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Henry Kenneth Jorgensen

Henry Kenneth Jorgensen, 90 of Carson City passed away on August 24, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Janet Vickery

Janet Vickery passed away very peacefully on Monday, August 25, 2016 following chronic COPD and emphysema.

Donnie Arvle Swafford

Donnie Arvle Swafford, 74 of Wellington passed away on August 25, 2016. Interment will be held on Friday, Sept. 2nd at 1:30pm at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Tuesday, August 30

Natural Living: Reap the benefits of practicing Sun Salutations

The Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar is a sequence of 12 flowing yoga poses meant to be practiced at sunrise to induce better physical health, vitality, well-being and energy into your day.

Carson girls win debut, 2-1

RENO — Carson High got off to a quick start Tuesday, literally and figuratively.

Carson High School seeks new wrestling coach

Carson High School is looking for a new wrestling coach after Justin Shine resigned Monday afternoon, according to CHS athletic director Blair Roman.

Prep roundup: CHS tennis teams win, CHS golf plays Thursday

Carson High’s girls golf team opens the 2016 Sierra League season at Toiyabe Golf Club at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Carson High football faces tough High Desert stretch

Carson High starts a stretch of three games against the best teams in the High Desert League — Reno (away) on Friday, Reed (home, Sept. 9) and McQueen (home, Sept. 16) — before Sierra League plays gets under way on Sept. 30.

Newmont commits to help sage grouse habitat in Nevada

Joined by state and federal land managers as well as Newmont Mining, Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday announced the Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation Program — a public-private partnership he said should become a national model.

Tahoe recipe: Make cupcake squash bread this weekend

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Farmer’s markets are one of my favorite things about summer. In terms of squash, I love one in particular, the cupcake squash.

Community spotlight: Benefit golf tourney set for Eagle Valley

The Alyce McCracken Memorial Scramble for Scholarships golf tournament is scheduled for Sept. 10 at Eagle Valley at 8 a.m.

Former Nevada first lady Bonnie Bryan dies at 77

LAS VEGAS — Former Nevada first lady Bonnie Fairchild Bryan has died in Las Vegas after suffering from leukemia. Family spokesman Greg Ferraro issued a statement on behalf of the family confirming Bryan’s death on Tuesday. She was 77.

Man arrested for threats after third Carson City fire in three days

A third fire in as many days was quickly extinguished by the Carson City Fire Department on Tuesday. The Carson City Fire and Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported fire at the 1000 block of East Appion in South Carson City at 1:35 a.m. At arrival, the fire was restricted to the front door of the occupied residence and had already been extinguished.

Greenwave boys tennis boasts eight returners

The Greenwave varsity boys tennis team has one of if not the biggest presence(s) when it comes to returning players, with eight veterans and two new additions rounding out the 10 man squad which second year coach Jess Knuckolls hopes to go far in Division 1-A. “I think we’re definitely growing as a team,” Knuckolls said. “Last year we had a very young team and so this year I’ve seen a lot of improvement from many of our players. I think my expectation is that we’re going to better this year than we did last year, but I also realize that we’ve still got a long ways to go.”

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, battery on an officer

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 12:10 p.m., Blaze Thomas, 18, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and contempt of court after deputies conducted a follow up investigation near the 500 block of Richmond Avenue. Bail was set at $5,500.

A ‘dangerous smell of fear’ is in the air

Hillary Clinton has assured the nation she’s not in poor health and says all the speculation to the contrary is “crazy.” “I don’t know why they are saying this,” Clinton said to Jimmy Kimmel in an interview in which she opened a jar of pickles to prove she’s fit as a fiddle. Well, that’s good enough for me.

Labor Day: Goodbye summer

Churchill County schools have been in session for two weeks, Fallon played its rival football game with Fernley at the beginning of the season rather than at the end and people don’t seem too willing to travel far distances.

Marriaga TKOs Robb in Fallon Fights

Upsets were the unifying theme in the ninth annual Fallon Fights Saturday night at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

MP Company deploys to Kuwait

The long string of goodbyes to deploying Nevada Army Guard Soldiers continued this month as family members, friends and government officials including Gov. Brian Sandoval bid farewell to the 485th Military Company at the Army Aviation Support Facility.

Lady Wave tennis is senior team to beat

The Lady Wave varsity tennis team had one of the biggest presences in years at regionals and a fourth place state doubles team. Second-year coach Jessica Knuckolls said she expects this year’s team of 15 can live up to the standard set last year with its first match in Division 1-A at home against Sparks on Thursday.

Cross country continues to produce athletes, legends

It’s not the flashiest sport on campus but it has produced several of the school’s best student-athletes. Tanner Boone and most recently Tristen Thomson excelled for the cross country team with Thomson, who graduated last year, nabbing a top-five finish at state and being named an NIAA top 10 student-athlete.

CCSD SUPERINTENDENT presents State of the District

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met Thursday to hear the State of the District including enrollment numbers as well as learn more about community perception surveys.

Fallon wins at Fernley 3A season opener

FERNLEY – It was the loss of 25 seniors that posed most of the questions facing Fallon’s quest for a repeat this season as state champions. It was a handful of returners that had most of the answers as the Greenwave opened the Northern 3A season with a 26-13 win at Fernley on Friday night.

‘The Heck’ with Donald Trump

Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Dr, Joe Heck, continues his support for Donald Trump despite Trump’ seriously flawed, bigoted and dangerous plans for our country. Sen. Dean Heller long ago announced that he will not support Trump.

Navy to prepare impact statement on training range

The U.S. Navy is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, to evaluate potential environmental effects associated with modernization of the Fallon Range Training Complex.

Lattin’s Lady Wave faces new challenges

Today only leaves a handful of practices until the Lady Wave soccer team begins their season with a non-conference match against Pahrump Valley at Spring Creek High School on Friday and its first league match with the Truckee Wolverines on Sept. 9. Former assistant coach, now head coach, Lance Lattin, has a young team with a lot of sophomores, while three of his five seniors are returners, but a winning scrimmage with North Valley on Friday has bolstered his confidence in the team, he said. “Really I think that our shape was okay and our organization defensively as well,” Lattin said. “We’re just really young in every aspect and there’s very little varsity experience on the field so the girls are starting to understand each of their purposes and roles and where they need to be and when. We still have a ways to go but we’re making good progress.”

Cantaloupe Festival crowns king, queen

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair has a newly elected king and queen. Hunter Drost, 16, is a student at Oasis Academy, and Patricia Pruit, 25, is learning to run her family business, Dream Pools and Spas, with her husband.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

The Churchill County Commissioners will meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the commission chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. The following items are up for consideration and/or possible action.

Bring back my washer

When my 10 year-old washing machine began to shake, rattle and roll I knew it was time for a replacement. Surely, a new washer wouldn’t make those obnoxious noises?

Environmental assessment for landscape project completed by the BLM

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cow Canyon, Clan Alpine,and Dixie Valley Allotments Landscape Project.


Banner Churchill Community Hospital: July 12, 2016 A girl, Emilee Kay Edgington to Tanya Lee Edgington and Stephan Selstad, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring 19 inches.

Former Nevada first lady Bonnie Bryant dies

LAS VEGAS — One of Nevada’s most admired citizens and the 26th First Lady of Nevada, Bonnie Fairchild Bryan, passed away in Las Vegas today surrounded by her husband and family following a valiant battle with leukemia.

Friends of Stillwater prep for festival

The Friends of Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge will have a first-time exhibit featuring an archery game at the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair over Labor Day weekend.

Rae Eagleson McCluskey Tooley

Rae Eagleson McCluskey Tooley of Clearwater, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the age of 82 at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.

Former VP candidate in Minden

It has been two decades since Carson Valley resident Ed Zschau made the run for the Reform Party’s vice presidential nomination.

9th Circuit Court rules Jaycee Dugard can’t sue feds over her kidnapping by parolee

The 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco this week agreed with a district judge that Jaycee Dugard can’t sue the government for failure to properly supervise the parolee who kidnapped her as a child and held her captive for 18 years.


ART CLASSES The Art Center in partnership with Churchill County Parks And Recreation presents Bombers, Babes and Beer with the Arts Center.


NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY The 2016 Night in the Country Music Festival lineup is complete, with Leaving Austin, DJ DU and Battle for the Full Moon Saloon winner Daniel Bonte & The Bona Fide rounding out an already stellar roster of country music stars and up-and-coming artists.


ST. AUGUSTINE FUNDRAISER Music, food, a silent auction and a tribute to our veterans are just some of the events on tap for the annual St Augustine’s Cultural Center fundraiser May 28-29 in historic Austin.

Campfire program is Sept. 3 at Dayton State Park

Explore the history of the Pony Express and how it was significant in helping to save the Union. Chautauqua Kim Harris will deliver a 45-minute performance, followed by question and answer session on the history of the Pony Express and its most famous riders, such as Pony Bob Haslam and Bronco Charlie Miller, who lived here in Northern Nevada.

Free dental, vision and medical services at Pop-Up Clinic in Silver Springs

Remote Area Medical (RAM), an organization dedicated to providing free, quality health care services, is bringing a pop-up clinic for both adults and children to rural Silver Springs.

Therapy dogs to help kids hone reading skills at Douglas County Public Library in Minden

Starting September 8, a READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Douglas County Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays to help children feel calm and gain confidence as strong readers.

Carson City’s Got Talent youth talent show holding auditions Sept. 23

The judges are waiting; the spotlight is on; the microphone is hot! It’s time for you to showcase your talent at Carson City’s Got Talent sponsored by Wild Horse Children’s Theater.

Burning Man boosts business in Western Nevada

As tens of thousands of people have passed through Western Nevada heading for Burning Man organizers estimated they will leave $45 million in their wake. Douglas County department stores have displays aimed at Burners. At the Jacks Valley Target, a variety of displays near the entrance targeted travelers to Black Rock City.

Monday, August 29

Nevada congressman hospitalized after heart attack

U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy says doctors repaired a collapsed artery in his heart before it worsened to the point where it could have been fatal.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: California man arrested on suspicion of felony grand larcey

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City THURSDAY At 3:04 p.m., Chase Rowe, 33, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, no proof of insurance and failure to obey a traffic control device after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Carson Meadows Drive and Robinson Street.

A proper retirement

Children of the American Revolution officers Peter and Chloe Woodbury, both 8, place flags in the new flag retirement bin at the Carson City Library on Sunday, Aug. 28. Suzie McCurdy, with the Daughters of the American Revolution Battle Born Chapter and Carson City officials held a brief ceremony to unveil the program, which encourages residents to drop off old and damaged flags for proper retirement. The Carson Flag Store and Grandma Hattie’s will also receive bins.

Carson City taxable sales up 9.8 percent in June

Taxable sales jumped 9.6 percent in June, fueled by a 164 percent increase in the Utilities category. But while Carson City numbers also were up by about the same amount — 9.8 percent — the Utilities category in the capital was down 45 percent to $460,353. Overall, Carson reported $92.6 million in taxable sales for the month.

Reno goes wild in Tacoma’s win

The Reno Aces fell one run short as the Tacoma Rainiers won by a 4-3 score in front of 7,060 fans on Sunday afternoon at Greater Nevada Field. A two-run homer by Dan Rohlfing in the ninth brought the Aces within one, but Reno couldn’t complete the five-game sweep, falling 3.5 games back of the Rainiers with eight to play.

Leland Samuel Johnson

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, Leland Samuel Johnson, who passed away in Sacramento, CA on June 18, 2016. He is survived by his sisters Constance, Margaret,

Annual Victorian fashion show is Sept. 24 at Governor’s Mansion in Carson City

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 24, to attend the fourth Oh, My Bonnets and Bustles! Fashion Show from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion grounds.

Annual Scramble for Scholarships Alyce McCracken Memorial Golf Tournament to return Sept. 10

A golf tournament to benefit high school students in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Churchill counties is returning on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Heroes Remembered blood drive is Sept. 2 in Minden

Area residents are asked to help save lives while honoring those impacted by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, at the Heroes Remembered blood drive.

Carson City Symphony to begin rehearsals Aug. 31

The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for the 2016-17 concert season from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Carson High School band room, 1111 N. Saliman Road.

Annual Labor Day barbecue, rummage sale Sept. 3-4 in Silver City

A rummage sale that includes barbecue food and live music to benefit he Historic Preservation of the Comstock is returning to Silver City Park Sept. 3-4.

Eat at Firehouse Subs in Carson City to help Relay for Life, American Cancer Society

Firehouse Subs’ Give Back Night gives 10 percent of proceeds earned from 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month to Relay for Life of Carson City and the American Cancer Society.

Carson Valley Desert Brushes to meet Sept. 8 in Carson City

The Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Carson City Fire Station No, 12, 3620 North Sunridge Drive in Carson City.

New stage in Silver City adds to Comstock’s live music and theater venues

The “Silver Pavilion” Inaugura- Palooza concert on Aug. 20 attracted at least 150 folks from near and far in during the six-hour event.

Sunday, August 28

Dayton VB goes 5-1 in tourney

YERINGTON — Dayton High’s volleyball team went 5-1 during this weekend’s Yerington Invitational.

Carson notebook: NFL MVP Warner teaches Senators to overcome adversity

Carson High players and coaches met a legend this weekend.

Saturday, August 27

Chamber News & Views: Historic Stewart metal tiles repurposed downtown

Much to the relief and delight of many residents who are so proud of Carson City’s heritage, it appears history is, indeed, the main theme of the downtown redevelopment now in progress — right down to the repurposing of historic metal tiles once keeping rain and snow off roofs at the Stewart Indian School, now being used to create visual interest on selected buildings.

Chamber News & Views: Stewart Indian School & V&T made its mark

In 1869, Carson City became the central hub for the V&T Railroad, a passenger and freight train, with tracks eventually reaching as far south as Gardnerville, as far north as Reno, and along the William Street/Hwy 50 mill route traveling northeast to Virginia City.

Chamber News & Views: A successful tour takes a lot of work

As you read this, I will just have returned from my trip to the Scandinavia. Expect a report next month. As I was packing, I started thinking about the many people it takes to plan a tour.

Chamber News & Views: The Chamber Green Thumb Awards goes to…

The Chamber honors those businesses who understand attracting customers begins on the outside. Too many businesses allow weeds to infiltrate, giving the appearance of neglect. As our city takes on a new persona, it is important businesses showcase their property in a positive way.

Dayton residents spearhead trash cleanup

A group of residents of the Copper Canyon Estates in Dayton has taken up service to clean up part of the desert.

Free and Accepted Masons of Carson City honored for longtime service

Carson Lodge No. 1, Free and Accepted Masons honored three members with its 50-year pins, signifying 50 years of service to the community as Free and Accepted Masons.

Dayton soccer has new hope in new division

The biggest news in high school soccer in the off-season was disbanding the 2A and having two 3A divisions.

Pack VB picks up first win

Nevada Wolf Pack volleyball (1-2) took care of business on the final day of the North Texas Challenge, sweeping Texas State (1-2) Saturday afternoon for the Wolf Pack’s first win of the season.

Master plan outlines major prison construction needs

The state Public Works Board was briefed this week on a master plan for the Department of Corrections that would require upward of $300 million in new construction over the four legislative sessions.

Mountain West Conference: Boise St., San Diego St. expected to top MWC

The Boise State Broncos and San Diego State Aztecs are expected to dominate Mountain West football this fall.

CHS strong at tourney

The Carson High volleyball team finished an outstanding run at the Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday, going 6-1 in the event.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to look at RV parking ordinance

The Board of Supervisors this week will continue to look at the Carson City ordinance covering RV parking.

Lockheed Martin subsidiary wins Nevada test site management

LAS VEGAS — A subsidiary of defense giant Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $5 billion contract to manage a vast federal Department of Energy reservation where the nation used to conduct nuclear testing north of Las Vegas.

High School football: Live coverage

Week 6 of high school football features homecoming at Carson High School as the Senators open Sierra League play against North Valleys. Dayton looks to end its losing streak as Dayton hosts Lowry. It is also homecoming at Dayton.

Klekas-led Elko Indians roll Dayton Dust Devils

ELKO — The young Elko Indians opened the 2016 season with an impressive 37-0 shutout win over Dayton Friday night at Warrior Field, spoiling the Dust Devil coaching debut of Pat Squires.

Roger Diez: Busy racing weekend on tap

A busy racing weekend is in store

Prep roundup: CHS young runners shine, Douglas football wins

RENO — Ryland DeSomber’s 10-yard touchdown on first down in overtime Friday night lifted the Douglas Tigers to a 20-14 season opening win against McQueen.

Carson football opens today vs. Desert Mountain-Scottsdale

After an impressive showing in its only preseason scrimmage, the Carson Senators start playing for real when Desert Mountain-Scottsdale visits today.

Fast start by Bishop Manogue Miners beats North Valleys

RENO — Bishop Manogue quarterback Lincoln Hauck could do no wrong in the first half of the Miners’ season opening 28-14 win against North Valleys Friday — even after he fumbled on his first possession.

Friday, August 26

Richard W. Head

Richard was born on July 6, 1928 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Gloucester High School. He then enlisted in the US Marine Corps and discharged with the rank of sergeant.

Michael Robert Staffne

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Father, Uncle, Friend and Neighbor after a courageous battle against cancer on August 25, 2016.

Ken Webb

Ken was born December 31, 1942 in Bakersfield, CA, and Angels carried him away on August 21, 2016. Ken always said he never lacked for a birthday party as the world celebrated with him.

Linda L. Miller

Linda L. Miller passed late Saturday afternoon, August 13, 2016 at the age of 77. She was born February 11, 1939.

Carson Lanes hosting annual Bowling Blastoff with games, food and music Aug. 27

Carson Lanes is hosting Bowling Blast Off, an annual celebration of bowling and back to school season with family friendly activities, food and music.

Carson City Boxing Club to be featured at Wednesday evening farmer’s market

Local boxers will showcase their skills when Carson City Boxing Club holds its Sparring Expedition from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 7 at the Wednesday evening farmer’s market at Bob McFadden Plaza, across from Bella Fiore Wines.

Washoe County officials confirm Zika in pregnant woman

Northern Nevada health officials say they’ve confirmed Zika in a pregnant woman who traveled abroad.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after taking checkbook from car dealership

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 10:44 a.m., Kimberly Gragg, 49, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of felony fugitive from justice after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 100 block of Koontz Lane. No bail was set.

Thursday, August 25

Reno pours it on in win versus Tacoma

RENO — For the second straight night, the Reno Aces didn’t let an early deficit deter them.

Roman eagerly steps into new position

Blair Roman, Carson High’s highly successful football coach, is ready to start a new chapter in his education career.

Tigers have score to settle with McQueen

Needless to say, any football team wants to start out the season with a win.

CHS boys soccer looks to defend state title

It seems like only yesterday the Carson High boys soccer team knocked off Wooster twice in the same week to win the regional and state title.

Dayton football opens season at Elko

Even entering his first game as a head football coach at the varsity level, Patrick Squires knows how tough it is to beat Elko in eastern Nevada.

CCMS Chromebooks family night

Google Chromebooks are being rolled out at the Churchill County Middle School soon and families are invited to the upcoming “tech night” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the library.

Fattest cat in New York City

Oh no, our CAPS column has succumbed to sensational tabloid gossip! I’m sure you are expecting me to reveal the name of some hedge fund giant who has taken over Wall Street. I’m sorry to disappoint you, but the New York fat cat I’m talking about is actually a cat.

Tesla: Fluff, taxpayer risk and private profit?

Unprofitable companies often eventually go out of business. Tesla Motors is very unprofitable.

Abatements take chunk out of taxable sales

June’s taxable sales for Nevada showed an increase of 1.6 percent over May but because of tax abatements, Churchill County figures revealed a steep drop from the same reporting time one year ago.

T Sisters open CAC’s new season

The Bay Area-based Americana Band, The T Sisters, will perform in the Barkley Theatre at the Oats Park Art Center on Sept. 10. It is the first indoor concert of the Arts Council’s 2016-2017 season of concerts, exhibitions and films.

Consider all aspects of college savings options

It’s almost back-to-school time. If you have young children going to public schools, your biggest expenditures may be on pens, pencils and notebooks. But if you want those same kids to go to college someday, you’ll eventually face considerably larger costs — so you may want to start preparing soon.

Nevada radon poster contest open to students

Nevada students are invited to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2017 Nevada Radon Poster Contest, offered by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program. The contest ends Oct. 31.

A New World Social Forum

We have a World Social Forum, designed to discuss human rights, global justice and environmental issues, but it has never been hosted by us, the United States.

Lake Tahoe beckons presidents, film stars

The news that President Barack Obama will travel to Northern Nevada next week to speak at the annual Lake Tahoe Environmental Summit brings back vivid memories of the first summit held July 26, 1997, which featured addresses by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.


All eyes turn to Fallon this weekend.

Fascinating stories found throughout Nevada

Several years ago, the late Jack Gibson — a fellow Nevada history buff, ghost town hunter and longtime volunteer at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City — shared a wonderful “only in Nevada” story with me.

Wave teams begin season

Tonight’s football games officially kick off the new school year throughout the region. Fallon begins its defense of last year’s state championship tonight when it travels to Fernley for the cross-valley rivalry battle. Both teams met last in the 2015 regional playoffs when the Greenwave added to its winning streak en route to the state championship.


The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Thomas Stockard.


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

Food Hub Fridays

The weekly Food Hub Friday and Farmers Market offers produce and other items today from 4-7 p.m. on Center Street in front of the Food Hub. Entertainment will also be provided.

Secretary of Ag to visit Fallon

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, chair of the White House Rural Council and leader of the Obama Administration’s national initiative on rural opioid addiction, will visit Nevada on Monday and Tuesday to meet with local leaders and highlight the urgent need for treatment resources in the state.

Festival events coming together for Labor Day

Deadlines are here and tickets are selling for the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair from Sept. 2-5 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Greenwave football sets state title standard

It wasn’t built to win only one state championship. No, the Greenwave football team’s foundation was established several years ago with the mindset that state titles would be expected every season.

Sellers looks to lift Wooster back on top

Wooster football was built on loyalty and commitment when it battled McQueen for state championships during the 1990s.

Greenwave prospects revive old standards anew

Will Fallon win state again? The many days spent conditioning in the spring and summer months will finally be put to the test.

Rural Rumble promises powerful main event

Saturday at 6 p.m. is another chance to size up the competition for each fighter at the Fallon Fights in the official weigh-in before gloves touch Saturday at the fairgrounds. For featherweight contender Guy Robb, it’s just one more evening’s wait until the fight of his career.

Edward R. Cross

Edward R. Cross, passed away August 10, 2016 at his Fallon residence. A memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Home 775-423-2255.

James Kenneth Fite

James Kenneth Fite, 84 of Carson City passed away on August 24, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Cecile Jenkins Huntzinger

Cecile Jenkins Huntzinger was born July 10, 1922 to Robert Jenkins and Minnie Adams near Delta, Utah. She died August 20, 2016, at the age of 94 in Fallon, Nevada.

Dr. John Bower

Dr. John Bower passed away at home after a protracted battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Katherine Jill Devine

We are sad to say our daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, Katherine Jill Devine, has had a heart attack and passed away.

William Edward Hancock

William Edward (Bill) Hancock, a 3rd generation Nevadan, was born in Reno, Nevada on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928 and died on August 20, 2016. He was the only child of Lucile Klaus Hancock and Leonard Carlton (Len) Hancock.

Diaper drive to be held in Carson City

A diaper drive is being held in September to help underprivileged families in Carson City.

Carson City Greenhouse Garden Center holding seminars in September

Greenhouse Garden Center is offering the following seminars for the month of September. All classes cost $2. Reservations are not required, and seminars are on Saturdays at 11 a.m. with David Ruf, owner and instructor.

2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court

Two defendants became the first on Thursday to plead guilty in Las Vegas to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman and open-range advocate Cliven Bundy’s ranch.

Fort Churchill State Historic Park offering free programs in September

Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of programs during the month of September. Programs highlight the area’s rich history and abundant natural resources.

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites

LAS VEGAS — Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they’ve whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.

Western Nevada College in Carson City hosting .001% photography exhibit by Matt Theilen

Western Nevada College is hosting a new photography exhibit, .001%, by Matt Theilen, a Lake Tahoe artist.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Counterfeit suspects arrested

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 1:08 p.m., Lorrie Lockwood, 23, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a financial forgery lab, felony possession of forged bills, forged uttering a forged instrument, felony counterfeiting, felony possession of a controlled substance and felony grand larceny warrant after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Russell Way and Northridge Drive.

Wednesday, August 24

Comedians Tom McClain, Carla Rea, Kevin Shea, Rex Meredith, Quinn Dahle visiting Carson Nugget

A comedian best know for his many appearances on “The Dr. Phil Show,” “Fox Sports,” and the Emmy Award winning talk show “The Doctors” is appearing at the Carson Nugget.

Carson City area live entertainment

Steppen Stonz from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

Ten Dollar Pony to perform at Dangberg Historic Park

Blues and folk music by an area four-piece band will fill Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Sunday, Aug. 28.

‘En plein air’ painting workshop planned

A style of painting championed by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and other Impressionism giants of the 19th Century will be covered in an upcoming workshop.

CHS defense looks to continue stingy ways

When most people think about Carson High football, the Senators’ offense usually comes to mind

Carson High tennis: Senators look to build off 2015 season

Carson High’s boys and girls tennis teams enjoyed successful seasons in 2015, and are looking to improve this season.

Theresa Maldonado

Theresa Maldonado (a.k.a. Baby Doll) was born on July 24, 1938 in Fort Yates, ND on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation. She passed peacefully on August 21, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She is the daughter of George See Walker and Rose Belland. And while growing up with Native American traditional teachings from her Grandmother, Theresa Yellowlodge, she learned to be close with Creator/God with prayer, she learned to be kind, loving, generous, and learned to always help those in need.

Donald Patrick LaFreniere

Donald Patrick LaFreniere, 72 of Dayton, passed away on August 20, 2016 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

William Glenn Steele Jr

William Glenn Steele Jr, 88 of Carson City passed away on August 22, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Nick Richard Agnason

Nick Richard Agnason, 66 of Gardnerville, passed away on August 23, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Elias Leroy Thomas Archuleta

Elias Leroy Thomas Archuleta, age 81, passed away August 9, 2016 in Carson City, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of her final arrangements.

Patricia L. Short

Patricia L. Short, age 73, passed away July 1, 2016, in Minden, NV. Nevada Funeral Services are in charge of her final arrangements.

Nevada legislative hopeful claims nude photo extortion plot

A Reno Republican running for the Legislature said Wednesday he will end his campaign after alleging his online accounts were hacked and nude photos of him were sent to GOP leaders as part of an extortion plot.

Nevada Public Works board lists projects for coming biennium

The State Public Works Board has approved a list of 425 capital projects including maintenance, repairs and agency requests totaling $1.22 billion.

Upgrades proposed at Silver Springs Airport in Lyon County

Lyon County Manager Jeff Page announced that he is planning workshop with the Board of County Commissioners to discuss the draft Silver Springs Airport Master Plan and proposed Master Lease Agreement with the Silver Springs Airport, LLC. The workshop will be held sometime in September and will be held in Silver Springs.

Nevada Humane Society holding cat adoption event

Priceless is the best way to describe the love of a cat, don’t you agree? From spotted cats to striped cats, short cats to long cats, black cats to white cats, Nevada Humane Society is putting the spotlight on all cats over the age of three, waiving their adoption fees to help them find good, loving homes. Standard adoption policies still apply.

Daily fantasy sports could make a comeback in Nevada

Tesla Motors says a new version of the Model S electric car is the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour.

Nevada ACT scores are worst in the nation

Nevada students’ average score on the ACT is the worst in the nation, according to state-by-state analysis released Wednesday by the maker of the college entrance exam.

Small-scale agricultural businesses have opportunity to learn business strategies

RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Herds & Harvest Program is offering the “Business Strategies for Growing Small-Scale” workshop on Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. It is offered in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency, and will cover how to identify risks, ways to reduce risk, and ways to improve small-scale agricultural businesses.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of destruction of property

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 11:11 p.m., a 39-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of destruction of city property after deputies responded to reports of a fight at the North Carson Street Robert’s House. Bail was set at $2,500.

Tuesday, August 23

Unemployment down to 6.5 percent in state, Carson City

Nevada’s statewide unemployment rate fell three tenths of a percent from June to July, finishing the month at 6.5 percent. That’s in contrast to the seasonally adjusted rate which employment security officials say actually increased a tenth to 6.5 percent.

Recipe: Lemon zucchini bread by Muffy Vhay

The great horned owls have returned from their early summer walkabout, and brought their now grown-up progeny, one of whom was on the front page of this paper earlier in the year. The mother bobcat has brought her two new kittens to visit, and there are some amazing bucks, all still in their velvet. In short, the wildlife here on the ranch is in all its summer glory.

Know before you go: Learning about vaccines for healthy travel

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.

Community spotlight: Benefit golf tourney set for Carson Valley GC

Carson Valley Golf Club is hosting the 4th annual Ranchos Fire Rescue Classic Golf Tournament on Sept. 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Carson offense poised for another big season

With six league or conference titles in the past seven years, Carson High has established itself as one of the premiere programs in the entire state.

Carson Spikers seek title

Finish the job. That is what Robert Maw and his Carson High volleyball team want to do this year after finishing second in the region the last two years.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on DUI

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 8:20 p.m., a 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested on a warrant service after deputies responded to reports of a juvenile problem near N. Carson Street and Silver Oak Drive. Bail was set at $3,000.

CCSD to meet Thursday night

The Churchill County School District will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district office, 690 S. Maine St. For discussion and possible action:

How to know your Medicare rights

As a person with Medicare, you have important rights. One of them is the right to appeal. An appeal is the action you can take if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision by Medicare or your Medicare health plan. For example, you can appeal if Medicare or your plan denies

Steak and shrimp, anyone?

Last week one of my readers bumped into me in Walmart and asked when I was going to write another “food” column? I had to laugh because my son, Doug, and I’d just thought about going to a local restaurant for dinner that served a great steak with shrimp special.

Future of state’s medical education system signed

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada Las Vegas have finalized an agreement that will ensure Nevada’s two public medical schools each has its own faculty as well as thriving clinical practices.

Benghazi: True or False?

“There have been seven investigations led mostly by Republicans in the Congress. And they were nonpartisan, and they reached conclusions that, first of all, I and nobody did anything wrong....” Hillary Clinton, Oct. 5, 2015

Take a stand against bullying

Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. One in four kids is bullied and 42 percent of kids have been bullied while online. According to data from STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens, bullies are more likely to skip school, drop out of school, smoke, drink alcohol, get into fights and be arrested at some point in their lives. Many kids who have experienced bullying show decreases in academic achievement and school participation. Some kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them and some bullying targets resort to violent retaliation.

Experienced pediatrician joins Banner Health Clinic

After officially starting practice earlier this summer, Dr. Tessa Tovado has joined pediatrician Dr. Taofeeq Ogunbajo at the clinic to offer additional family-centered care including well visits, acute care, health screenings, immunizations and more.

Resident reports scam

A scam is beginning to make its way through Fallon and adjacent communities. According to a Fallon resident who wishes to remain anonymous, he received a cashier’s check on Saturday from Commerce Bank for $1,850. No letter explaining the purpose of the check was included in the envelope. Additionally, the sender provided a tracking number and showed the item had been mailed from Jacksonville, Fla., earlier in the week.

Local farmers know cantaloupe

Churchill County farms of all sizes supply the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair with melons over Labor Day weekend, the two largest being Lattin and Pioneer farms.

State to conduct hearing for domestic well users

A petition affecting the allotment of water in domestic wells has gathered steam outside of Nye County, which appears to be ground zero for homeowner concerns.


Banner Churchill Community Hospital: August 8, 2016 A boy, William Kade McCorkle to Laurel Beth McCorkle and William Joseph McCorkle, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20 inches

Wilson reflects on 2008 Summer Olympics

No one worked the runway better than Aarik Wilson.

Reid blames Congress for rise of Trump

Sen. Harry Reid said Tuesday he blames the rise of Donald Trump on the Republican Congress. “The real destruction of the Republican party started when Obama was elected,” Reid said in an interview at his Reno office.

Joe E. Foster, Sr.,

Joe E. Foster, Sr., Age 86 passed away on Thursday August 18, 2016 at Carson Tahoe Hospital. A memorial will be held in Tracy, California sometime in September. Arrangements are with Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, Carson City, NV.

Barbara J. Auchoberry

Barbara J. Auchoberry, 80 of Carson City, passed away on August 22, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

John Kevin Bower

John Kevin Bower, 58 of Carson City passed away on August 18, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775- 888-6800

Lyle Williams

Sept. 20, 1955 ~ Aug. 17, 2016 Lyle Williams, age 60, died on August 17, 2016 at his residence in Schurz, NV.

Jeffrey Hendrick

1954 ~ 2016 Jeffrey “Jeff” Dale Hendrick, 61, passed away in July 2016.

Salvation Army Church of Carson City holding outdoor service, barbecue & music Aug. 28

The Salvation Army is hosting a free concert and barbecue following its church service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 in Mills Park.

Douglas County Genealogy Group to meet Sept. 1 in Gardnerville

Douglas County Genealogy Group will cover the topic “Research Tips & Tools” when it meets at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

St. Patrick’s Parish in Fallon hosting annual Fall Festival Sept. 24

The public is invited to celebrate autumn at a Fall Festival hosted by the St. Patrick parish family in the church parking lot and parish hall at 850 W. Fourth St., Fallon.

Rummage sale Sept. 10 in Carson City to benefit veterans

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4 of Carson City is planning a rummage sale to benefit local veterans services.

Monday, August 22

Barahona, Gagnon are something special

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on Carson High football. Today the Appeal takes a look at special teams.

First day of school brings usual emotions

Summer break has officially come to an end for Carson City kids as students started the first day of school Monday.

Ayako’s Dance Studio in Carson City hosting meet and greet Aug. 25

Ayako’s Dance Studio is hosting a meet and greet to showcase the facility and talk about classes available and styles of dance offered.

Annual fundraiser for nonprofit Between Horses and Humans planned

A nonprofit that serves children who are experiencing difficulties in life and personal, social and emotional challenges will hold an evening of music, food and equestrian demonstrations.

Harry Leonard Fowler

Harry Leonard Fowler, 85 of Carson City, passed away on August 19, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

James Albert Ricard

James Albert Ricard, 54 of Carson City, passed away on August 19, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Molly Jean Earnhart

Molly Jean Earnhart, age 77 Passed away August 19, 2016 in Carson City, NV Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, Carson City NV

Edward R. Cross

Edward R. Cross, passed away August 10, 2016 at his Fallon residence. A memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Home 775-423-2255.

Robert Alvin Fuller

Robert Alvin Fuller, 79 of Carson City, passed away on August 18, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Harry L. Fowler

Harry L. Fowler, a long-time member of the Carson City community, passed on Friday, August 19th of this year of our Lord 2016.

Nancy (Beythan) Sweetland

Nancy came to Carson City with her mother, Jessie Kay Lewis in 1953. She married her high school sweetheart John Harris Sweetland who preceded her in 1989.

Berta Hella Hannum

Berta Hella Hannum, 83 of Carson City, passed away on August 18, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

William Edward Hancock

William Edward (Bill) Hancock, a 3rd generation Nevadan, was born in Reno, Nevada on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928 and died on August 20, 2016. He was the only child of Lucile Klaus Hancock and Leonard Carlton (Len) Hancock.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Report of AK47, marijuana

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 1:50 p.m., Megan Woods, 32, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of failure to appear and probation violation after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the 3100 block of Destoya Drive. At the same incident, Angel Tovar, 32, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail for Woods was set at $7,505 and bail for Tovar was set at $3,500.

Foster and adoptive parent training scheduled in Carson City

The next free foster and adoptive parent training sessions in Carson City are planned from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; Sunday, Sept. 18; and Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Valley View Room at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway.

Michael R. Griffin

Retired District Court Judge Michael R. Griffin passed away on August 17, 2016. He was a loyal and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Alumni Notebook

FOOTBALL Blake Plattsmier (Carson, Stetson): Went 3-for-6 passing for 32 yards in a 49-0 loss to Mercer. Overall, 4-for-9 for 50 yards with two interceptions.

River Cats rally for win in afternoon slugfest

The Reno Aces fell to the Sacramento River Cats, 11-9, on Sunday afternoon in the second game of the teams’ four-game series at Greater Nevada Field. A record-setting performance by Aces first baseman Kyle Jensen was overshadowed in the back-and-forth affair, which saw 10 runs over the final two innings. The River Cats had the last word with a four-run ninth that turned a 9-7 deficit into a two-run win.

Saturday, August 20

Schools move to new reporting system

Parents and students will notice a new information system when Carson City schools resume session Monday.

WNC connects local industries, students with tech programs

Enrolling in classes for a new semester at college can be a stressful process for students, as some are still figuring out a career path.

Former greats enter CHS Hall of Fame

Three former Carson High football standouts are the newest members of the Carson High Football Hall of Fame.

Nice mix of talent for CHS runners

Carson High’s girls cross-country team has a nice mix of talent and experience entering the season-opening meet in Gardnerville on Aug. 26.

GOP Basque Fry aims at ‘Never Trumpers’

GARDNERVILLE — An urban, black Wisconsin sheriff elected as a Democrat joined Republican leaders at a rally on a northern Nevada ranch Saturday urging the GOP faithful to put aside any reservations they may have about Donald Trump and help defeat Hillary Clinton.

Franken campaigns for Democrats in Carson City

Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, known for his political satire and his time on “Saturday Night Live” before entering office, took his best comedic shots at Donald Trump while supporting Democrats during a rally held in Carson City on Saturday.

Heller cites progress despite gridlock

Despite the widely criticized gridlock in Congress, Sen. Dean Heller says he’s making progress on issues important to Nevada.

Friday, August 19

Carson City students receive backpacks to start school

More than 100 Carson City kids received new backpacks just in time for school to start Monday.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Deputies respond to reports of man with gun

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 6:33 p.m., a 54-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property, no valid driver’s license, no proof of insurance and conspiracy to commit vehicle theft after deputies responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle near the Carson Street Nugget.

Calif. driver grabs main-event win in Fernley

Fernley 95A Speedway held the seventh points race of the season last Saturday. California driver Jeff Olschowka took the IMCA Modified win over Winnemucca’s Cory Sample with a 4.87 second margin of victory.

Roman new CHS athletic director

Carson High has named Blair Roman its new athletic director.

Gluten-free cooking aficionado Susan Hart visiting 3rd and Curry St. Farmer’s Market

Nevada Appeal food columnist Susan Hart will be at the 3rd & Curry St. Farmer’s Market Saturday, Aug. 20 talking about gluten-free cooking and she will also have her own brand of gluten-free flour.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Exhibition planned at Dangberg Ranch in Minden

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Exhibition is coming to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Please join the Linn family for a Celebration of Life for George F. Linn Jr.

Sunday September 4th 2016 from 2pm-4pm at the Holiday Inn Express 4055 North Carson St. Carson City, NV 89706.

Kim Koenig

Kim Koenig, 80 from Winnemucca passed away on August 16, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

James Alan Reinhardt

James Alan Reinhardt passed away peacefully at home from cancer on August 14, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

Beatrice Harris

Beatrice Harris, pasted away August 17, 2016 in Dayton Nevada. Arrangements are by Nevada Funeral Services in Carson City Nevada.

Ferne Ruth Holdorf

Ferne Ruth Holdorf, 96, passed away on the afternoon of Sunday, August 14, 2016.

Virginia Delores Clendenon

Virginia Delores Clendenon passed away in the presence of her children and loved ones in Caldwell, Idaho, June 29, 2016.

Terence (TC) Petersen

1963 – 2016 TC Petersen, 53, passed away at his home in Fallon on August 9, 2016.

John J. Storey

Apr. 12, 1943 - Aug. 15, 2016 John passed on to the kingdom of our Lord the morning of Monday August 15th. A small service will be held at the Northern Nevada Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Fernley on Monday August 29th at 2:30pm.

David “Wavey” Edward Cardinal

David “Wavey” Cardinal, 4th generation Nevadan and Carson City native, passed away on August 15, 2016 after a lengthy illness.

Mark E. Souza

Mark E. Souza, 59, beloved husband and father passed peacefully and unexpectedly at his residence on August 5, 2016.

Thursday, August 18

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on battery

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 11:17 a.m., a 58-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court after deputies responded to reports of a subject possibly under the influence of narcotics near the Rand Avenue Motel.

Dayton hopes to wipe out nightmare season

The 2015 football season will go down as one to remember at Dayton High School, and not in a good way. The Dust Devils went 0-10 and scored just one touchdown all year, that coming on their last drive of the season in a blowout loss to Fernley.

Unproven Pack defense must step up

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The biggest question facing the Nevada Wolf Pack football team this summer is defense. The offense is loaded and experienced but the defense is a rebuilding project.

Heller: Don’t force Yucca on Nevada

Sen. Dean Heller says the nation needs a program to dispose of and store nuclear fuel and radioactive waste but Yucca Mountain isn’t the answer.

Aces release preliminary 2017 home schedule

RENO – The Reno Aces will begin their 2017 Pacific Coast League home schedule with a four-game series against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday, April 11. For a fourth consecutive season, the Aces play at home on the Fourth of July, welcoming the Tacoma Rainiers for a brief three-game series through July 6.

SYFL experience invades Fallon

The Sierra Youth Football League will be in Fallon on Saturday when the Northern Nevada program invades the high school for its annual SYFL Experience.

Greenwave HOF becomes reality

Many great athletes have walked through the halls of Churchill County High School.

Substantial statewide impact

RENO (University of Nevada, Reno) — Nevada Industry Excellence plays an integral role in some of the state’s most important industries: manufacturing, mining and construction.

A Nevada legacy on its head

Nevada was once a nationwide model of fiscal rectitude. Not now. During the Great Depression, state leaders even launched a promotional campaign called “One Sound State” boasting of this fact. It advertised a state with “no income tax, no inheritance tax, no sales tax, no tax on intangibles, but with a balanced budget and a surplus.”

Is it really about guns?

On November 18, 1978, 909 people died in Texas. In 1927 the worst school massacre in U.S. history occurred in Bath, Michigan. On April 19, 1995, 168 people died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On March 25, 1990, in New York City, 87 people died. On Sept. 11, 2001, 3,000 people died in New York City.

Smooth sailing reported for opening day

All Fallon schools started this week with many reporting a successful opening.

Commissioners receive update on two construction projects

Churchill County commissioners learned at Wednesday’s meeting of the progress being made at two construction sites.

JoAnne Skelly: Lovely lavender

Whether you scent your linens, buy perfumed soaps, add it as a food flavoring, make essential oils or simply enjoy its flowers, lavender is a garden delight. On a warm summer morning, you will find it covered in bees collecting nectar and pollen. Lavandula angustifolia, commonly known as English lavender, is the hardiest species for our area.

How do you make antifreeze?

I’m sure you have probably heard this joke, but when we were cleaning out the garage I happened upon an old bottle of antifreeze. I asked my husband if he knew how to make antifreeze. He looked puzzled and said, “How?” I replied, “You take away her blanket.” Okay, that’s a lame joke, but antifreeze is actually a very dangerous substance for dogs and cats to ingest.

Slower snowmelt affects West’s downstream water

Western communities are facing effects of a warming climate with slower and earlier snowmelt reducing streamflows and possibly the amount of water reaching reservoirs used for drinking water and agriculture, according to a study published in July.

At what point is life serious?

Having little patience for solemnity, I am predisposed to call upon amusement to keep me reasonably sane in the face of current events.

What investors learn from roller coaster rides

If you have an interest in looking up obscure holidays and celebrations, you will find that August 16th is National Roller Coaster Day. As you know, a roller coaster is used as a metaphor for many areas of life – including the financial markets. As an investor, what can you learn from this thrill ride?


Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in JULY 2016. Amos Hay & Livestock; Hay & Livestock (Custom Farming); 775-750-6869; Owner: Kyle Amos


The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Thomas Stockard.

Community reunion draws multiple honorees

the third annual Fallon Community Reunion is this weekend and everyone is welcome to the free gatherings and entertainment.

Kiwanis, Lions serve Labor Day history

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair over Labor Day weekend is fast approaching with longtime traditions remaining strong.

Three-vehicle crash ties up Taylor Place

A three vehicle crash on Taylor Place occurred after 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Top Gun ties off summer in Vegas-to-Reno race

Saturday is a big day for Fallon and Churchill County race fans.

WNC pioneers new rodeo program

Western Nevada College’s adjunct instructor Jesse Mark Segura is forming a rodeo club at the Fallon campus and team this year and has the experience to make it happen.

Young but tough

The Greenwave varsity boys soccer team has arguably the youngest lineup of any the Wave’s fall teams, and if luck favors Fallon, it might prove to be one of the toughest.

Volunteer tour guides sought at Nevada State Museum, Capitol

As the Nevada State Museum prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 31, the Friends of the Nevada State Museum are preparing an introductory class for volunteers and tour guides at the museum and Nevada State Capitol.

Free forum about Question 2, recreational marijuana planned in Carson City

A forum to shed light on Question No. 2 is planned on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.

Wednesday, August 17

Carson City Sheriff’s looking for volunteers

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers to participate in their Volunteers in Partnership with the Sheriff program.

Foreigner tribute band to close GE Family Concert Series in Minden Park

The iconic band who spawned the hits “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Hot Blooded” will be celebrated in a free outdoor concert on Friday, Aug. 26, in Minden Park.

Carson City Chamber Singers, Symphony Chorus opening 32nd season

Area vocalists are sought to join The Carson Chamber Singers and The Carson City Symphony Chorus for their 2016-17 season.

Carson City area live entertainment for Aug. 18-24

Mountain Folk at a local art showcase from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today on Telegraph Street.

Sheriff’s Office seeks suspect in card fraud

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in seeking a suspect in a stolen credit card report. On Aug. 7, a stolen credit card was used at Adam and Eve in Carson City. The suspect purchased an adult toy using the stolen credit card.

William Arthur (Art) Alltizer

Art Alltizer passed away August 14th, 2016 from a long, hard fought battle and complications from Parkinson’s disease.

Delores Bruce Matthews

Delores Bruce Matthews, born to John R. Bruce and Pearl Wallace Bruce in St. Louis, Missouri.

Travel topic of meeting Aug. 23 at Carson City Chamber of Commerce

Joan Thornton, sales representative for Mayflower Tours, will present the new offerings for the Chamber Travel Club at a meeting at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Chamber of Commerce, 1900 S. Carson St.

Volunteer needed to serve on Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee

The Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee has an opening.

Have coffee with Congressman Mark Amodei Aug. 24 in Carson City

Congressman Mark Amodei, now on congressional break, will be addressing members of the Carson City Chamber and interested community members at a coffee session scheduled at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Silver Oak Golf Executive Conference Center.

Youth programs offered with Carson City Parks and Recreation

Carson City Parks and Recreation is rolling out youth programs for the upcoming school year, and families are invited to learn more about them at a meet and greet from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

Nevada recycled art contest underway through Oct. 23

The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas to support a statewide recycled art contest to increase Nevadans’ awareness and interest in recycling.

Tuesday, August 16

Heck says he’s the best choice at Carson City event

Citing his long service in the military, as a doctor and a businessman, Joe Heck told the Carson Republican Women’s Club on Tuesday he’s a far better choice to replace Harry Reid in the Senate than his opponent Catherine Cortez Masto.

CHS Senator Kick-Off prepares incoming students

Florescent shirts, animal ear headbands, leis and sombreros. That’s how Carson High School got the Class of 2020 pumped for the next four years.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on DUI, hit and run

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 7:59 p.m., Justin Carter, 34, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony sex offender failed to register after deputies responded to reports of a possible overdose near the 1800 block of William Street. Bail was set at $10,000.

Recipe: Gluten-free black bottom cupcakes by Susan Hart

Cream cheese filled chocolate cupcakes are about the only way my daughter likes to eat chocolate, so that speaks volumes about the deliciousness of these treats! I have adapted a recipe by Richard J. Coppedge Jr., which appeared in, to use my Help Yourself — It’s Gluten-Free! basic flour mix.

Local chef going for gold in New Orleans

Local chef Clint Jolly is packing up his knives and boards a plane this week to compete against nine other chefs from across the country in the Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge at the New Orleans Convention Center on Friday, Aug. 19.

CHS in action on Friday

The three-time defending Sierra League champion Carson Senators kick off their 2016 season with a scrimmage against Fallon and Spanish Springs Friday night at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

We saw no mosquitoes, plenty of U.S. gold

Ever since attending the London Olympics with my son I wanted to take my family to witness the Games in Brazil. It was the perfect opportunity to show them the streets I walked for two years as a Mormon missionary and to feel the magic of the Olympics.

Bateman calls it quits after 37 years at CHS

Bob Bateman has worn a few different hats at Carson High School for the past 37 years — teacher, track coach, football coach and athletic director.

Fallon native takes home rugby title

Fallon’s Sara Parsons discovered rugby two years ago in her fifth year attending the University of Nevada, and the rest, as they say, is history.

9th Fallon Fights debuts Aug. 27

The ninth annual Fallon Fights marks the return of a classic cast as well as a year of firsts for those on the bill.

Task force arrests 5 on numerous drug charges

The North Central Narcotic Task Force spent the past two months receiving information on illegal activity, and as a result of completing numerous controlled purchases of methamphetamine and prescription drugs, agents arrested five individuals on numerous charges.

Methods to treat smoke inhalation caused by fire

The recent smoke in the Northern Nevada area comes from a variety of fires currently burning in California from Los Angeles to Monterey as well as Reno, Virginia City, Fallon and surrounding areas. The past week has been the worst we’ve seen yet this fire season with the smoke trail blowing directly into the Lake Tahoe basin and Valley areas. We need to take preventative measures to protect our lungs against long term exposure as this may just be the beginning of our fire season.

Free ESL classes provided for Fallon area teachers, students

Those interested in studying or teaching English as a second language (ESL) are invited to be part of free, local classes.

Teach kids to manage their own health care

For parents with college-age children, there’s a fairly standard set of basics that helps ensure their children are ready to tackle the world with some degree of independence. But beyond school supplies, housing, food and transportation, one important consideration remains: health care.

Provide mothers support for their breastfeeding

One of the most effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has been shown to help boost an infant’s immune system and reduce risk of health problems, including allergies, diabetes, and cancer. Many mothers also report breastfeeding helps them to develop a stronger bond with their baby, and studies show breastfeeding benefits the mother by helping her to lose pregnancy weight, producing hormones that help her to feel more relaxed, and reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Trump encourages violent radicals

Since the beginning of the Donald Trump campaign for president, he has encouraged his supporters to resort to violence. The more radical supporters seem inclined to listen.

LVN Letters to the Editor

GOP WANTS TO DEFUND TRUMP Editor: Seventy Republicans are about to send a letter to the chairman of the Republican Party, asking him to suspend all funds supporting Donald Trump for President, and use the funds for House and Senate races.

Blogger Jon’s red herring and yellow journalism

In memory of the recently deceased political talk-show host John McLaughlin, here are three things you can depend on with “meta-physical certitude.”

To understand the Trump Revolt, call Saul

Last week I went to see Dinesh D’Souza’s “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.” And after learning a few things about the infamous Saul Alinsky I hadn’t heard before, I finally went to the bookstore and bought “Rules for Radicals.”

Chicken pie and pepper

When I do a column, there are often parts of the story that don’t get told. With this in mind, I decided to add some of these little “gems” together today. Some are funny, some not so amusing, but all part of what happened with some of our neighbors of yesteryear.

Lattin Farms to host Saturday health fair

Come out and enjoy a day full of health and educational resources for all age groups. Healthy Families, Healthy Communities Health Fair will include free wellness screenings, early intervention screenings, health and community resources, fun activities, prizes, snack foods and much much more!


The Churchill County Commission meets at 1:15 p.m. today at 155 N. Taylor St., in the commission chambers. Commissioners will take up consideration and possible action regarding the following:

Helping hands prepare WNC for black tie gala

Wells Fargo bank employees lent Western Nevada College their helping hands last week to prepare its Jack C. Davis Observatory for the WNC Foundation’s “Reach for the Stars” Black Tie Gala fundraiser on Saturday.

AG hosts workshop for state veterans

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office of Military Legal Assistance will be hosting a workshop to help Nevada veterans with legal documentation drafts on Saturday.

Important wisdom teeth questions answered

Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone is the appearance of your wisdom teeth. Below are some answers to questions you may have when your dentist says it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed.

AC1 Kistner retires from the Navy

AC1 Rusty Kistner of Fernley recently retired from the U.S. Navy in a ceremony given in his honor.

BLM approves off-road race

The Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno vehicle race has received approval to go ahead with its Friday event.

Trustees tour construction sites

The Churchill County School Board toured summer construction and maintenance projects prior to their Thursday meeting.

Local reunion offers slice ofAmericana

An all-community reunion gives both residents and visitors a taste of Americana and the small-town way of remembering those who were part of everyday life.

School bells ring in new year

Fallon’s Oasis Academy started school Monday, while the Churchill County School District completed teacher development training Monday and Tuesday before students return today.

Our Sincerest Gratitude

We, the family of Jeff Hendrick, would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support though this ‘rough patch’ in our lives. Although the search for Jeff has been concluded, we did not want to let too much time go by without letting everyone know how much their help and support has meant to the family.

Elizabeth Jane Whipple

Elizabeth Jane Whipple, 73 from Carson City passed away on August 15, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Maxine V. Swenson

Maxine V. Swenson, 92 of Carson City, passed away on August 9, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & cremations, 775-888-6800

James Henry Minor Jr.

James Henry Minor Jr. Sept. 26, 1964 ~ Aug. 4, 2016 James was a loving son to James Minor of Illinois and his mom Wanda Drake of Moundhouse. His Soul Mate and Love Mona Crabtree of Dayton, NV; daughters, Jamie and Aerial Minor of Oregon, April Minor of Stockton, CA, two grandchildren and numerous friends will all miss him dearly.

Arnold L. Paloolian

Arnold Paloolian, a 40 year resident of Carson City, passed away August 12 after a lengthy battle with COPD at the age of 96.

Tackling Tallac: A long journey worth the struggle, if just barely (column)

I am by no means an avid hiker, but have learned to appreciate the outdoors while living in Tahoe. While exploring different hikes in the area during the past two summers, there was always one that loomed as tall as its destination — Mount Tallac.

Olympics: Palmer views U.S. women’s gold medal

With memories of her appearance at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials still fresh, Krysta Palmer had some flashbacks to some of her competitive days in another sport Tuesday night when she watched the American gymnastics women win their Olympic team gold medal Rio de Janeiro.

Attendees at Carson City Heck event demand Heller endorse Trump

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., who showed up at Tuesday’s Carson Republican Women’s Club luncheon to support Joe Heck’s senate bid, was instead faced with angry attendees demanding he endorse and vote for Donald Trump.

Harry Potter movies to be screened in Virginia City

Harry Potter fans will descend on Virginia City High School’s softball field to watch the series, based on the fantasy books by J.K. Rowling, over four weeks.

Free citizenship study class starts Aug. 27 at Carson City Library

A free U.S. citizenship study class starts on Saturday, Aug. 27 and runs for a dozen weeks at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St.

Dangberg Ranch in Minden hosting chautauqua of John Muir Aug. 24

Don Baldwin will portray John Muir, at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Wednesday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, August 15

Pair walking across country to raise money for healing center for veterans

Indianapolis neighbors David Roth and Kevin Winton stopped at the capitol Monday and dedicated their day’s walk to Carson City native Joshua Rodgers, U.S. Army chief warrant officer, killed in Afghanistan in 2007.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks supsect in theft

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a theft last month.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and domestic battery with strangulation

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 5:38 p.m., a 26-year-old transient woman was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court at the N. Carson Street Woody’s Casino. Bail was set at $500.

Joe Brindle

Missing you on your 34th birthday. Our celebrations with you are now ghost memories of a life that has passed. - We love you, miss you and keep you alive in our hearts. If Dreams were wishes you would still be with us -Love you - forever and always - Dad, Mom, Austin, Tyler and Melissa

Military Legal Assistance hosting veterans workshop Saturday

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office of Military Legal Assistance will be hosting a workshop to help Nevada veterans with legal documentation drafts on Saturday.

Donald Trump coming to Lake Tahoe for late-August fundraiser

STATELINE — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is headed to Nevada later this month for a fundraiser with the Nevada Republican Party.

Nevada orders Title Max to stop, refund loan extensions

Nevada has ordered auto title lender Title Max to stop issuing a loan extension option that the state says is illegal.

Salvation Army Thrift Store of Carson City hosting sale Aug. 17

Salvation Army Thrift Store, 180 E. Winnie Lane, Carson City, is offering 50 percent off all items on Wednesday, Aug. 17, to celebrate National Thrift Shop Day.

Musician Mark Castro offering guitar lessons in Carson City area

Guitarist Mark Castro is offering a 12-week guitar lesson for $300 in the Carson City area.

Carson City Senior Center hosting 1980s themed bingo fundraiser Aug. 26

Dust off your Madonna and Michael Jackson clothes and step back into the 1980s on Friday, Aug. 26 at the Senior Center.

Future is bright

As she prepared for her first trip to the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials back in May, Krysta Palmer pondered a question whether she would continue to push ahead with her competitive career beyond 2016.

Future is bright for Krysta Palmer

As she prepared for her first trip to the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials back in May, Krysta Palmer pondered a question whether she would continue to push ahead with her competitive career beyond 2016.

Business growth in Northern Nevada topic of program Aug. 31 in Minden

Is the Northern Nevada area ready to become the most vibrant high-tech enterprise epicenter in the USA?

Region’s first responders to be honored at annual Dayton Valley Days festival

First responders who serve the greater Dayton area are being honored during the annual Dayton Valley Days 2016 street festival.

Sunday, August 14

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of felony principal to theft in Douglas County

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY

Squires off and running in football at Dayton

DAYTON — When Pat Squires came to Dayton, he brought with him a new offense and a great attitude.

Saturday, August 13

Mental homework has helped Gagnon get ready for bigger role

Brandon Gagnon spent the 2015 football season punting and watching intently the play of fellow cornerbacks Caulin Bartley and Spencer Rogers.

Friday, August 12

Sage of Greater Nevada Field

During the past four seasons in Reno, the Aces’ hitting coach Greg Gross has easily become the hitting sage of Greater Nevada Field.

Roger Diez: Race for NASCAR Chase heats up

It’s a slow week in the racing world.

Jim Elston

Jim Elston passed away peacefully in Reno on August 10, 2016 due to complications of a fall in June.

Judy Barainca Labate Lisansky

Judy Marie Lisansky, 77, passed away on July 28, 2016 in Reno, Nevada.

California murder suspect awaiting extradition from Carson City Jail

Anthony Garcia, 56, is in the Carson City Jail awaiting extradition to Orange County California on a murder charge. Sheriff Ken Furlong said his detectives assisted a team of investigators from Newport Beach while they interviewed as many as a half dozen people in this area putting together the case. But Furlong said the case was “months in the making.”

Judith (Judy) M. Wright

Judith (Judy) M. Wright passed away unexpectedly and prematurely following the loss of her fight with a form of Alzheimer’s disease. Born Judith Ann McCrocklin in Orlando, Florida, she was the first of three children born to James Walter McCrocklin and Elvira Dorothea (Allan) Cummins.

Drusilla J Service

Drusilla “Drucy” J Service, 86, of Chester, VA, went home to be with her Lord peacefully surrounded by family July 31st, 2016. Born on March 14, 1930 in Bolckow, MO, Drusilla spent her life in California, Nevada and Virginia. A

Jack M. Skovgard

Jack M. Skovgard, Passed away at his home August 9, 2016 at age 87.

A Special Thank You from the family of Robert “Bob” Crookshanks

We would like to Thank our friends and neighbors for your prayer, support, cards and other acts of kindness during this difficult time.

Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 holding rummage sale Aug. 19-21

A range of items including jewelry, clothing and small appliances will be offered in an annual weekend rummage sale put on by Carson City Emblem Club No. 507.

Navy League’s Carson City Council cancels Aug. 17 meeting

The Carson City Council of the Navy League of the United States canceled its Aug. 17 meeting. The dinner meeting will be rescheduled in September on a date to be determined. Meeting organizers are sorry for any inconveniences.

Fernley Republican Women holding annual yard sale Aug. 19-20

The Fernley Republican Women will hold its annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19-20 at 619 Shadow Lane in Fernley.

Live music by Hick’ry Switch planned at Dangberg Ranch in Minden

The four-piece band Hick’ry Switch will perform bluegrass and Americana music at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Thursday, August 11

Caution urged for vehicles with flashing lights

On Thursday, Aug. 4, a person of interest came forward in the alleged illegal attempted traffic stop that happened last week. That afternoon, members of the Nevada Highway Patrol contacted, and thoroughly interviewed the person of interest. Nevada Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies urge the public to used discretion, however, if a vehicle behind them is exhibiting or displaying white flashing lights only, the vehicle may not be a legitimate emergency vehicle. Yielding to a vehicle displaying only white flashing lights isn’t required by Nevada law.

Carson City District Attorney ask for full court review in 2014 murder case

Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury has filed a 44-page petition asking for a full Nevada Supreme Court review of the decision overturning Leonardo Cardoza’s murder conviction.

Thompson returns from injury at TE for CHS

The 2015 football season was a difficult one for Josh Thompson.

CHS Notebook: It’s trial by fire for Truesdale

The plan for Landon Truesdale was simple.

Annual Duck Race & Festival in Reno to benefit Nevada Humane Society

In less than two weeks, a giant mass of rubber ducks will team up with Q&D Construction, gathering in the back of a dump truck, and prepare to dive into the Truckee River for the biggest race of their lives — the race to save lives of homeless pets.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of forgery of a credit card

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 4:40 a.m., Ronny Mejia of New York was arrested on suspicion of four felony counts after the Lakeview Police Department in Illinois called Carson dispatch to say one of their board members had his credit card information used to book a room at the Plaza Motel in Carson while the victim was in Illinois.

Pre-certification process speeds development

The Nevada Certified Sites program expedites the acquisition and development process for property buyers and sellers.

Diversification still important for retirees

During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth ­­­­— you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But when you retire, should you change course and adjust your investment strategy from “offense” to “defense”?

Fernley, a prime location for development?

During the recession, Fernley was one of the hardest hit markets in Nevada, if not the entire country.


love and theft tickets Tickets are still available for this year’s opening group for the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair, Love and Theft, who will play on Sept.

USDA offers safety-net assistance to dairymen

Approximately $11.2 million has been awarded in financial assistance to American dairy producers enrolled in the 2016 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).

Vegas-to-Reno race to pass through county

There are only eight days left until one of the nation’s most grueling and exciting off-road races passes through Churchill County.

Thank you to Fallon’s community

When it comes to supporting CAPS, our community really shows its true color: shiny gold. Our annual garage sale was a success because of the many caring folks who donated items and money. We would have been lost without the volunteers who transported, sorted and priced the merchandise. Of course, we are thankful for all who came to purchase things.

JoAnne Skelly: Late season vegetable planting

My friend Karen recently asked me when to plant her fall vegetables. Midsummer planting is an excellent way to extend the growing season into the fall. I prefer gardening in the early spring and late summer. It’s cooler and the sun is less intense. Another advantage is that cooler weather improves the flavor of many vegetables. A trick to successful late season planting is to choose varieties with short growing seasons. The average first frost occurs between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1. Plants need to mature quickly before the hard freezes set in. However, with cold protection, crops often can grow into November and sometimes beyond.


Information Technology Gateway Training (ITGT) Fall 2016 All classes are online and meet at Churchill Country Library Annex at 507 S. Maine St., at the rear door entrance. Tuition reimbursement is available for ITGT classes taken through WNC at the Churchill County Library. WNC will provide a lab assistant or work study from 5:30-99 p.m. Monday –Thursday to assist students.

WNC Community education

Western Nevada College is offering several interesting non-credit courses this fall through its Community Education Division.

UNR med school launches new look

RENO (University of Nevada) — The state’s first public medical school launched a new look complete with updated logo and branding identity.

Fernley man booked on assault, eluding an LCSO deputy officer

A 39-year-old Fernley man was arrested Tuesday after a chase that ended when deputies struck the suspect’s car with their patrol vehicles. At around 10:45 p.m., deputies from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle with no headlights traveling above the speed limit on the 400 block of Pilot Road in Fernley. The vehicle failed to stop, but deputies called off the pursuit for public safety reasons, a Lyon County Sheriff’s Office press release said.

Summer is over for Fallon students

Fallon schools start back up next week including back-to-school evening events when families can get acquainted with teachers and classrooms.

A country packed festival

Events for the longest running agricultural festival in Nevada are taking shape when Fallon hosts the annual cantaloupe festival over Labor Day weekend.

Dulin is new BLM Carson associate district manager

Colleen Dulin is the new Carson City District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) associate district manager. She was previously the assistant field manager at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville, Calif. Dulin was also the northeastern California Assessment Inventory Monitoring program coordinator and field office budget manager.

Setting up for school success

It’s that time of year again when college students everywhere begin to shift gears from summer fun to study mode. Every school year is an opportunity to start fresh, make new friends and, most importantly, learn in and outside the classroom.

Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

The Churchill County Mosquito, Vector and Noxious Wed Abatement District has received notification that one of the area’s mosquito pools tested positive for West Nile virus, said District Manager Nancy Upham.


The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Thomas Stockard.

Waiting for November

It might have seemed fitting this year that a Fallon team would win the Ranch Hand Rodeo now in its seventh year as a staple at the fairgrounds, as the Tommy Lee Livestock team captured first in the weekend competition.

Rattlesnake readies for Dirt Track Championship

Even with only two events left before September’s curtain call, it’s too soon to say summer racing is over for Fallon especially at Rattlesnake Raceway.

Woman sought in credit card caper

Authorities are seeking the identity of a woman who purchased hundreds of dollars in merchandise from the Jacks Valley Target Store with a stolen credit card. The card came from a wallet stolen on June 28 in South Lake Tahoe. The same day, around 2:30 p.m., someone used the stolen credit cards at the Target.

Osbourne lawsuit lands in Douglas

MINDEN — Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” is making a stop in Douglas County District Court in Minden after the guitarist on the album filed suit seeking more than $2 million in royalties. Bassist Robert Daisley filed the lawsuit in Minden on Monday against Osbourne and Blizzard Music Ltd., the company in charge of distributing royalties for the hit albums “Blizzard of Ozz,” and “Diary of a Madman.”

Marshall lowers bar for behavior in Canada’s court

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Wichita State men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall embarrassed himself, his team, his university, his profession and the entire sport of college basketball this week.

Baseball races tighten, Mauga’s hurt, fall sports and boxing return

As football readies for the first weekend of preseason games, the baseball playoff race is starting to take shape.

Greenwave’s mission on, off the field

Coming off the school’s first football state championship in 37 years, Greenwave coach Brooke Hill spent Wednesday morning discussing the football program and its mission both on and off the field.

Barbara Claire White McDonald Lowe

Barbara Claire White McDonald Lowe, 83, died on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Nathan Adelson Hospice. She had battled non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for 30 years.

Peggy Oynedia Hoey

Peggy Oynedia Hoey, 72, passed away the morning of August 1st, 2016. Peggy was born on August 25th, 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was married to Thomas Earl Hoey Sr. on October 29th, 1963, and they had two sons, Terry Michael Hoey and Thomas Earl Hoey Jr. She is survived by her husband, her two sons, her sister Gerry Gentry, her daughter-in-law’s Insuk and Darcy, and grandchildren Frank, Amanda, Sage, Thomas the 3rd, and Ashlynn.

Mary Ester Martinez

Mary Ester Martinez passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at her daughters residence in Fallon, NV.

Robert Christopher Kiker

Robert “Chris” Kiker was born June 10, 1981. Chris was born in Birmingham, Alabama.He passed away tragically on Sunday, August 7, 2016, doing what he loved, riding his bike.

Carrieann “Cay” Painter

Carrieann “Cay” Painter, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away in her sleepearly in the morning of August 8, 2016, from heart problems that were diagnosed in her teenage years. Cay was born in Long Beach, Long Island, New York on May 22, 1936 to the late J.F.“Jack” and Maryann Holmes.

JACK DEMPSEY left his mark in Nevada

Jack Dempsey is remembered as a legend of boxing and one of the most significant athletes from the Roaring ‘20s. Reno author Guy Clifton takes it one step further, though, when he makes a strong case that Dempsey was the most famous of that decade.

Nevada Gov. Sandoval opposing gun buyer background check measure

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval came out against a background check initiative supported by gun control advocates on the November ballot, saying Thursday it would “unnecessarily restrict rights of law-abiding Nevadans.”

Tahoe Douglas Elks needs items for annual flea market

Tahoe Douglas Elks is collecting good quality items for its annual flea market to be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1.

Wednesday, August 10

Carson City Kiwanis holding Johnny Cash tribute concerts in Virginia City

Two performances of old-time country music are planned in Virginia City to pay tribute to The Man in Black.

It Takes a Village Music Festival descending on Genoa Sept. 3

The historic town of Genoa is paying tribute to one of music’s most flamboyant superstars in an event to benefit Family Support Council.

American Legends and Wild Horses benefit concert is Aug. 20-21 in Minden

Grab your hat and boots, saddle up and head to the 5 Clover Ranch in Minden on Aug. 20-21 for the inaugural American Legends and Wild Horses, an outdoor concert to benefit wild horses and burros.

Artist sharing stories of Comstock residents through photography

A New Zealand native is visiting Silver City to help tell the stories of longtime Comstock residents.

Carson City area live entertainment for Aug. 11-17

A jazz art show and lecture with live music by John Shipley from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall.

Carson Nugget hosting comedians Trenton Davis, Myles Weber and Sean Peabody

A stand-up comedian who writes for Dr. Dre’s “Beats by Dre” Pill campaign is starring at the Carson Nugget on Friday, Aug. 12.

Wallace ruled out for season

Carson High senior running back Greg Wallace will miss his entire senior football season because of a torn meniscus.

Rogers moves from corner to solidify CHS defense

Spencer Rogers isn’t the biggest player on Carson High’s football squad, but he’s one of the smartest and toughest.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of forgery charges

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 3 p.m., Frederick Little, 52, was charged with forgery after a commissary worker at the jail turned over two $10 bills she said belonged to him. The bills were listed as counterfeit. Little was held in lieu of $10,000 bail on the felony charge.

Congressman Mark Amodei says he’s still with Trump

Rep. Mark Amodei says despite the nominee’s continuing gaffs, he’s still on board for Donald Trump. But he said Trump has a few things to learn if he’s going to win the presidency, first of all that, as the party’s nominee, he’ll be “microscoped to the ninth degree.”

Free lectures at Western Nevada College to cover UFOs, colonizing space

Unidentified Flying Objects and man’s migration to space are topics of discussion at the Western Nevada College Jack C. Davis Observatory in the coming weeks.

Carson City Historical Society hosting ice cream social Aug. 13

Join the Carson City Historical Society for an ice cream social from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St.

Comstock Foundation to hold tour of historic Sutro Tunnel

Reservations can be made for Comstock Foundation’s Sutro Tour of the Decade on Sept. 24.

Carson Valley Footprinters hosting John Vanek Aug. 18 in Minden

John Vanek will talk about human trafficking and modern day slavery when Carson Valley Footprinters holds its monthly dinner meeting on Aug. 18 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Douglas County Genealogy Group holding class Aug. 13 in Gardnerville

A series of genealogy classes sponsored by Douglas County Genealogy Group is picking up at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

Tuesday, August 9

Salt Lake beats Miller, struggling Reno

RENO — August has been an unkind month for the Reno Aces.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after hitting house

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 10:30 a.m., a 55-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of civil protective custody after deputies responded to reports of an intoxicated subject near the 5th Street Laundry Lounge. No bail was set.

Recipe: Kale and mixed greens salad by Linda Marrone

This week is National Farmers Market Week and communities across the country are celebrating their local farmers markets. Now more than ever, farmers markets serve as anchors across American cities, positively influencing the communities they serve. They do this by increasing access to fresh nutritious food, stimulating local economies and preserving America’s rural livelihoods and farmland. Farmers markets provide communities with a healthy food environment. They’re places where farmers and neighbors come together to educate each other about cooking, nutrition and farming. With abundant fruit and vegetables, farmers markets help increase fruit and vegetable consumption.

Aqua Metals celebrates opening of AquaRefinery

Aqua Metals, a lead-acid battery recycling company, is now one step closer to revolutionizing battery recycling with the opening of their new AquaRefinery. The 135,000-square-foot facility, located in northern Nevada’s Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC), is designed to recycle lead batteries in an environmentally friendly manner.

Amodei to conduct veterans meeting

Congressman Mark Amodei will hold a veterans’ town hall meeting in Sparks on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Sparks City Council Chamber, 431 Prater Way.


July 1, 2016 Kevin Robert Camarlinghi, 26, of Fallon, and Julie Christine Nicholas, 37, of Reno Montano Mart Guillermo Jr., 55, and Chrysti Lyn Ignatich-Phillips, 46, both of Silver Springs

Commissioners approve Title 3 technology bill

The Churchill County Commissioners ratified and adopted Bill 2016-B Ordinance 7 amending the provisions of Title 3 regarding information technology at their bimonthly meeting Thursday morning.

How do I optimize my triglycerides?

Triglycerides, that pesky item on your blood work report. Nothing spurs a comment like “No more ice cream for you, honey!” like high triglycerides. What do you need to know in order to optimize your level?

The sage of Greater Nevada Field

During the past four seasons in Reno, the Aces’ hitting coach Greg Gross has easily become the hitting sage of Greater Nevada Field.

DISCOVERY RIDE raises awareness for wild horses

Reno’s Samantha Szesciorka, 34, her adopted mustang, Sage, and dog, Bella, set off today on a 1,100-mile Nevada ride to raise awareness for wild horse adoption.

Churchill man killed in crash

A Churchill County man died Sunday night in a motorcycle crash off Rice Road.

Fallon airport receives transportation grant

Almost $12 million in U.S. Department of Transportation Grants has been awarded to improve and modernize airports throughout the Silver State including Fallon.

Churchill man killed in crash

A Churchill County man died Sunday night in a motorcycle crash off Rice Road.

New reporter to cover education

Aly Lawson has joined the Lahontan Valley News as the new education reporter in addition to covering other government boards. She has already written several feature stories on people for the LVN.

Conditions still ripe for additional fires

The continuing drought in Western Nevada, emphasized by the magnitude and frequency of recent fires, has local, state and federal fire managers concerned that conditions are ideal for fire starts.

Is your child getting enough physical activity at school?

Only one-fourth of kids and teens are getting enough physical activity, according to a recent study; and physical activity is not just a necessity for a healthy body; it can contribute to a healthy mind.

Fallon airport receives transportation grant

Almost $12 million in U.S. Department of Transportation Grants has been awarded to improve and modernize airports throughout the Silver State including Fallon.

New reporter to cover education

Aly Lawson has joined the Lahontan Valley News as the new education reporter in addition to covering other government boards. She has already written several feature stories on people for the LVN.

Natural Living: What your poop tells you about your health

What’s in your toilet bowl gives you great insight into your health. It’s a window to your inner well-being. As a Chinese medical practitioner, we talk about poop all day long because it gives us so much information about the patient. We want to know about frequency, color, smell and texture, so the next time you go to the bathroom, look in the toilet and see what your poop is telling you.

Shut up for a month

Forget the idea of a Republican intervention. Nothing GOP bigwigs or people like Rudy Giuliani can say to Donald Trump now will get his head straight and get him back on track.

Uber, Lyft: FBI checks worthy of discussion

I supported legalizing “ride-sharing” in Nevada during last year’s legislative session despite concerns raised about safety and insurance. My position was that if a private citizen wishes to join a private ride-sharing club like Uber or Lyft and freely assumes all the risks associated with using the service, that’s their choice.

Free health fair is Aug. 20 at Lattin Farms

Come out and enjoy a day full of health and educational resources for all age groups.

CCSD to meet Thursday night

The Churchill County School District will meet Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. at the district office, 690 S. Maine St. At 6 p.m., though, trustees will tour various sites to see the summer work.

Is your child getting enough physical activity at school?

Only one-fourth of kids and teens are getting enough physical activity, according to a recent study; and physical activity is not just a necessity for a healthy body; it can contribute to a healthy mind.

Out on our Fresno acre

Other than our current wonderful neighbors, perhaps the most friendly were two families that lived on either side of us in the county outside of Fresno. We’d purchased a home on one acre after the nine-month fiasco next door to the three young doctors, their girlfriends and that swimming pool.

President Obama to headline 2016 Lake Tahoe Summit at South Shore

STATELINE, Nev. — The White House on Monday announced that President Barack Obama will travel to Lake Tahoe on Aug. 31 to speak about his commitment to protecting the environment and addressing climate change.

Nevada board approves $125K more to defend voucher-style school program

The state has now paid the outside counsel hired to defend the school vouchers legislation $545,000.

Bringing back a classic

There was only one thing missing from last year’s widely successful Fallon Cantaloupe Festival — a classic more than two decades in the making, diving in the mud.


Paul Paloolian, a resident of Carson City for over 45 years, passed away peacefully at age 93 on July 29, 2016 surrounded by family. Paul was born November 22, 1922 in Highland Park, Michigan to Markar and Virginia (Susie) Paloolian. After growing up and attending school in the Los Angeles area, Paul graduated from Lincoln High School and joined the Navy during WWII. It was during this time that Paul met and married Eileen Ann Smith in San Diego, CA beginning a long and loving marriage that lasted over 72 years.

Dorothy J. Dayhuff

Dorothy J. Dayhuff, 91, died August 7, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Florajean Elizabeth Fromm

Florajean Elizabeth Fromm, 96 from Carson City passed away on August 7, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals &Cremations. 888-6800

Tahoe Douglas Elks hosting bingo Aug. 19 in Gardnerville

Join the Tahoe Douglas Elks for an evening of bingo on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Nevada’s iconic welcome signs to be raffled off

The Nevada Department of Transportation is inviting Nevada residents to enter a raffle to receive a “Welcome to Nevada” sign as the old, obsolete highway signs are redesigned and replaced later this year.

Monday, August 8

Bees 4, Aces 2: Koch pitches well in losing effort for Reno

RENO – You can’t blame Matt Koch for feeling a bit snakebit.

Vail Resorts buys biggest Canadian resort

DENVER — The largest resort operator in North America is buying the continent’s biggest ski area, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Vail Resorts Inc. announced Monday that it was purchasing Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., the Canadian ski resort company, for $1.06 billion, adding to its aggressive expansion.

Fernley rebound: A prime location for residential, commercial development?

During the recession, Fernley was one of the hardest hit markets in Nevada, if not the entire country. But Aaron West, CEO of the Nevada Builders Alliance and Andrew Haskin, director of business development for the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), stressed that the community of almost 20,000 people could be ripe for exponential economic growth. West and Haskin spoke to a large group of city officials and residents at a breakfast meeting at Wigwam Restaurant and Casino Aug. 3.

Lester Clark (Les) Cash

Les Cash, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 in Carson City, NV. He was 90 years old.

Minden pilot, 74, dies in glider crash in Pinenut Mountains

A 74-year-old Minden resident has been identified as the pilot killed in a glider crash in the Pine Nut Mountains eight miles east of Minden-Tahoe Airport.

Carson High football: Senators begin practice for upcoming season

The three-time defending Sierra League champion Carson Senators held their first football workout of the season Monday morning, focusing mainly on offense and special teams under the watchful eye of head coach Blair Roman and his staff.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man surrenders to police after brief stand-off

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 5:03 a.m., a 77-year-old San Francisco, Calif., woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI after deputies responded to reports of a woman passed out in a vehicle near Nye Lane and Carson Street. At the same incident, Jennila McDaniel, 38, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Bail for the 77-year-old was set at $1,000 and bail for McDaniel was set at $3,500.

Cowboy Bob Robert Becker

Cowboy Bob took his last ride to go home to our Lord August 3, 2016.He is survived by his wife Denise Becker of Dayton NV. Bob had two young men in his life he was proud to call his sons, Cory Hershkowitz and Donny Parker, a special daughter in law Bailey Hershkowitz, his mother Anita Becker of Salem Oregon, his mother in law Esther Williams of Dayton, brothers Mike Becker, his wife Bernie, Jerry Becker,sisters Margie Becker and Kay Short and her husband Al. He had several nieces and nephews, Amanda, Brandon, Cody, Ethan, Lauren, Samantha, and Claire. He truly loved each of them.

George F. Linn Jr

George was born in Oakland California to Alberta Linn and George F. Linn Sr. and raised in San Francisco California. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1964. After High School he enlisted in the Navy. In 1976 he moved to Carson City, Nevada and started his data processing career for the State of Nevada. In 1979 he married the love of his life Ellie Linn. Two years later they had a baby girl Kellie Linn.

Lois M Brady-Long

Lois M. Brady-Long, 63, a resident of Carson City for 37 years, passed away in her home on July 27, 2016.

James (Jim) Harold Menath

James Harold Menath passed away in his sleep beside his loving wife of 65 1/2 years, Patricia. Jim and Pat have made Carson City their home for the last 50 years.

Deadline to give to Carson City Soroptimist backpack drive is Aug. 12

There’s still time to help local children get the items they need to succeed in school. For more than 10 years, Carson City Soroptimist has gathered hundreds of new backpacks, filling each with school and hygiene supplies. The filled backpacks are given to local elementary, middle, and high schools to distribute as needed. People looking to give back to our community can help by donating new backpacks, supplies, or money to buy missing items.

Carson Valley Desert Brushes to meet Aug. 11 in Carson City

The Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Carson City Fire Station No. 12, 3620 N. Sunridge Drive.

Sierra Nevada Airstream Owners Club hosting camping rally

The Sierra Nevada Unit of the WBCCI Airstream Owners Club will host a camping rally from noon on Thursday, Aug. 18 to noon on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Obsidian Dome off of Highway 395 near June Lakes, Calif.

Heritage Bank celebrating 15 years in Carson City

Heritage Bank of Nevada is celebrating its 15th year serving the Carson City area.

Carson City Republican Women hosting Sen. Heller, Rep. Heck Aug. 16

Senator Dean Heller and Congressman Joe Heck will be featured at Carson City Republican Women’s next luncheon meeting on Aug. 16 at the Gold Dust West Casino, 2171 E. William St.

Toastmasters International holds meetings in Lake Tahoe area

Anyone 18 and older is invited to participate in Toastmasters International’s self-paced communication and leadership programs.

Annual Duck Race & Festival Aug. 21 in Reno to benefit Nevada Humane Society

In less than three weeks, 30,000 bright yellow, rubber ducks will complete their training at Duckie Boot Camp and load up for their biggest challenge yet — a race down the Truckee River at Wingfield Park to raise money and awareness for homeless pets at Nevada Humane Society.

Law enforcement and medical job fair Aug. 13 in Carson City

Learn about job openings in law enforcement and correctional nursing at a job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 in the gymnasium of Stewart Indian School, 5500 Snyder Ave., Carson City.

Douglas County Historical Society to meet Aug. 11 in Gardnerville

Listen to stories about growing up in the Carson Valley and share your own at Douglas County Historical Society’s next lecture on Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395 in Gardnerville.

Dangberg Ranch in Minden hosting chautauqua Aug. 10

Steve Hale will portray Stephen T. Mather, first director of the National Park Service, at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Wednesday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 7

Carson City businesswoman honored with eBay Woman-Owned Business of the Year

Tanya Crew found her first love when she was five years old. It happened on the day when her uncle geared her up in a motorcycle helmet, and perched her on the gas tank of his 1984 GPz900R Kawasaki Ninja — the first of its kind.

Enthusiasts search tall and wide for state’s champion trees

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Division of Forestry has a big surprise for those who think of the Silver State as a treeless wasteland. Nevada is actually home to a long list of impressive trees, including two champion specimens, both just outside Las Vegas, that rank as the largest of their kind in the nation, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Saturday, August 6

Kelly Buillis: Secret tax saving trick wih retirement account

How many of you love it when some smart person figures out a way to stick it to the IRS and win? Well here’s one. If you own your company and it has a 401k plan that allows you leeway on how to invest your contribution to the plan, this great idea could potentially reduce your total tax by more than 40 percent!

Business briefs: RE/MAX Affiliates honored

RE/MAX Affiliates honored Many RE/MAX Realty Affiliates agents and teams were recently named to the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” compiled by industry analyst REAL Trends and based on 2015 production. The agents included in the survey represented less than one percent of all real estate professionals in the United States.

Darrell Moody: Thoughts from the ACC tournament

Another year of the American Century Championship has passed, and if you judge by the attendance, the event was a rousing success.

Food production flourishing in Nevada

What industries are important to Nevada’s economy? Gaming? Yes. Mining? Of course. Shipping and logistics? Certainly. Often overlooked is one of the fastest growing industries in Nevada: agriculture. That’s particularly true in northwestern Nevada where the Truckee, Carson and Walker rivers course down from the mountains with an essential supply of water. The Humboldt River and its tributaries also create pockets of agricultural green across the north of the state.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Multiple arrests on felony drug charges

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 11:53 a.m., a 19-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized communication with a prisoner and violation of probation after deputies responded to reports of a man talking to inmates behind the jail. Bail was set at $3,500.

Triple threat in Carson City

Clockwise from left: Nancy Irwin, Betsy Garfinkle and Jane Dykstra, The Triple Treble Flute Trio , perform on the veranda of the Bliss Mansion Friday evening during the opening performance of ‘Jazz and Beyond.’

Friday, August 5

Buescher latest driver to close in on Chase

After an extremely busy race schedule last weekend, two major series will be on hiatus for a bi

Appeal experience email outages

The Nevada Appeal experienced an email outage on Thursday night. As of Friday night the email issue was not fully restored. If you sent an email to from Tuesday through 2:30 p.m. Friday, the Nevada Appeal is requesting that you please resend to

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

WEDNESDAY At 3:28 p.m., a 51-year-old Dayton man and a 23-year-old Dayton woman were arrested on suspicion of domestic battery after deputies responded to reports of a fight at the Carson Street Casino Fandango. Bail was set at $3,000 each.

Thursday, August 4

Polian finally out of the shadow of Ault

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack football team opened its fourth summer training camp under coach Brian Polian this week and, well, for the first time this actually feels like Polian’s program from top to bottom. Gone is former head coach Chris Ault’s offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich.

Desert Disposal expands to Fallon

A hometown business that originally began in Winnemucca has now spread its operation to the Fallon area.


love and theft tickets Tickets are still available for this year’s opening group for the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair, Love and Theft, who will play on Sept. 2.

The business of food production flourishing in Nevada

What industries are important to Nevada’s economy? Gaming? Yes. Mining? Of course. Shipping and logistics? Certainly.

A Nevada landmark turns 80

Emperor Norton II, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, aka The Intrepid David Toll, turned 80 last week, though you would take him for 60 if you saw him and heard him speak.

Financial tips for single parents

Parenting is never an easy job – and, unfortunately, it can be especially difficult if you’re doing it on your own. As a single parent, you face many challenges, not the least of which are the financial ones. But by following the suggestions below, you may be able to make life easier – for you and your children.

Smith Creek Ranch honored for its stewardship efforts

Smith Creek Ranch, which is west of Austin in Lander County, has been honored as one of six Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners during the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting.

Building the Nevada cannabis industry

If legislation for recreational use in Nevada moves forward, the cannabis industry in Nevada could see a huge boom.

Champs: Ali, boxing, boxers

I was saddened by the recent death of Muhammad Ali. Ali is widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. He won a gold medal at the Olympics in 1960, and throughout his career he never failed to thrill his fans. Even battling Parkinson’s disease, he was a champ.

Bailouts, arrogance and corruption in ‘The Big Short’

For example, The Big Short, the movie account of the US financial collapse of 2007-09. Its all-star cast is notable. But we were skeptical from the sound bites used in previews and other promotional blather that this would be another anti-capitalist propaganda flick. We were wrong.

LVN returns to its downtown roots

The Lahontan Valley News has returned to downtown Fallon with its new office located at 37 S. Maine St., just north of the Fallon Theatre.

Hanks Family Fundraiser

A fundraiser on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. on 20 N. Carson St., will be conducted for Stefanie Hanks and her daughter, who were involved in a serious accident.

The Mount Vernon experience

A Fallon resident who will be a junior at Washington State University this fall was one of 16 students nationwide selected as a Mount Vernon Leadership fellow.

View from the Past

Charles E. Hughes twice today declared himself in favor of an amendment to the federal constitution granting the vote to women throughout the United States. In a speech today before 500 women of the Women’s Roosevelt League for Hughes, the nominee declared the question was affecting the whole country and that he favored “taking the shortest cut to its solution.” Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, August 5, 1916

Cyber attack hits Banner Health

Banner Health announced Wednesday that it is mailing letters to approximately 3.7 million patients, health plan members and beneficiaries, food and beverage customers and physicians and healthcare providers related to a cyber attack. Banner Health immediately launched an investigation, hired a leading forensics firm, took steps to block the cyber attackers, and contacted law enforcement.

BLM firefighters gain upper hand

The second wildland fire in less than three weeks in Churchill County has been contained with minimal fire behavior, reports the Carson City District of the Bureau of Land Management.

Senior menu

Churchill County Senior Center 310 E. Court St. Fallon, NV 89406

Reno wastes Koch’s effort

RENO — As Pacific Coast League debuts go, Matt Koch’s was very encouraging.

Ranch Rodeo celebrates seven years

Seven years ago, Richard Allegre founded the Fallon Ranch Rodeo for one reason — because his daughter Amanda asked.

Demetrio Gonzales

On July 28th, 2016, Demetrio Gonzales passed away peacefully at his home in Fernley, Nevada.

Michael Anthony Klawsnik

Michael Anthony Klawsnik, 62 of Carson City, passed away on August 1, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Bonnie Jo Goff

In Loving Memory, Bonnie Jo Goff, 48 of Carson City, passed away on August 1, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Martha Jean James

Martha Jean James, 71 of Carson City, passed away on August 3, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Albert Eugene “Willie” Willis

Albert Eugene Willis was born on July 20, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri to his parents Grover Cleveland and Esther Pansy Willis.

Clyde Roy McKinney

Clyde Roy McKinney, 69 of Carson City, passed away on August 2, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Joan Elizabeth Chapin Elliott

Joan Elizabeth Chapin Elliott joined her late husband, VE (Si) Elliott, MD, at the side of the Heavenly Father on 19 July 2016. She passed peacefully with family at her side after a brief illness complicating the ravages of

Wednesday, August 3

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 2 p.m., a 63-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 1600 block of Fairview Drive. Bail was set at $3,000.

High court upholds exclusion of DUI blood evidence in Elko case

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the decision by an Elko judge to throw out the blood test evidence in a felony DUI case.

Court rejects claim protest using light show was trespass

Nevada’s appellate court has unanimously rejected the argument projecting a message on the side of a building to protest a business’s actions constituted trespassing.

Carson City area live entertainment

Cherie and John Shipley and Take This opening the Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Bliss Mansion, 608 Elizabeth St. Triple Treble, a flute trio, will perform from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the mansion.

Last BAC series concert to be held in Carson City

The Brewery Arts Center’s Levitt AMP free concert series ends this weekend with Brazilian music band SambaDá.

David Craig Johnson

David Craig Johnson, 54, passed into eternal life on Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Schurz, Nevada.

Vice president hopeful Mike Pence makes campaign stop in Carson City

A crowd of some 400 who turned out at the Carson Nugget to hear Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick turned ugly for a few moments.

Frank Martinez takes over Carson High boys soccer team

Frank Martinez, a longtime fixture on the local club soccer scene, has been named the new head coach of Carson High’s state championship boys squad.

Nevada wildfire north of Reno now 78 miles

Wildfires were burning Monday in seven Western U.S. states, from California’s famed Big Sur region. Evacuations were ordered in Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming and firefighters were trying to stop a Washington blaze from reaching a thickly forested security zone at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales

SPARKS — It’s Tesla Motors’ biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries. Tesla officially opened its Gigafactory last week, a little more than two years after construction began. The factory is about 14 percent complete, but when it’s finished, it will be about 10 million square feet, or about the size of 262 NFL football fields. That will make it one of the largest buildings in the world.

Duraflex makes a splash in diving board industry

While most people watching the men’s and women’s diving competition at this year’s Summer Olympics will be focused on the athletes, Douglas Bowman will pay close attention to the other key component of the event.

Navy Hornet crashes south of NAS Fallon

An F/A-18C Hornet crashed Tuesday about 10 miles southeast of Naval Air Station Fallon at approximately 10:45 a.m.

Tuesday, August 2

Reno wastes Koch’s effort

RENO — As Pacific Coast League debuts go, Matt Koch’s was very encouraging.

Carson City businessman sentenced to 1 year in jail in embezzlement case

Lenny Chappell, former head of the Downtown Business Association, was sentenced in court Tuesday for charges of conspiracy to commit embezzlement. He was sentenced to one year in the Carson City jail with probation denied.

Editorial: Cortez-Masto’s ill-fated trip to rural Nevada

In one fleeting moment of her U.S. Senate campaign in Nevada, Democrat Catherine Cortez-Masto’s team dropped the ball ... and that was no earthquake we heard.

Gaming finishes Fiscal ’16 on strong note

Nevada casinos finished Fiscal Year 2016 with a solid 6.8 percent increase in June to $830.9 million in total win.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

The Churchill County Commissioners will meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the commission chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Swimming in a natural area poses risks

With the summer months upon us, days at the beach or swimming in the pool provide a welcome relief to the heat and family fun. But swimming in a natural body of water or pool, or enjoying the day on a boat can be risky. About half of all drownings occur in natural water settings. Drowning occurs in all age groups and all ethnicities but drowning kills more children 1-4 years of age than anything else except birth defects. Among children 1-14, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death (after motor vehicle crashes). Children 1-4 most often drown in swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas. Older children, teens and young adults typically drown in natural water settings, such as lakes and rivers.

Grand opening set for new breast exam center

It has been reported one in eight American women will battle breast cancer during their lifetime. And studies show the best defense against breast cancer is early detection. With this in mind, Carson Tahoe is excited to announce the grand opening of a new comprehensive breast exam center.

School projects nearing completion

With only two weeks to go before students start school in Churchill County, the school district’s maintenance department is wrapping up its summer projects.

Festival premier books now available

This year’s Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair premier books are now available at the Churchill County Agriculture Extension Office, Churchill County Library, Flower Tree Nursery, J&K Llamas and Workman Farms.


The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during May 2016. Nadine Aller and Kolia Malte Kristek

Donald Trump cashes in

For many years this country — whether we had a Republican or Democrat as president — has opposed nuclear proliferation. It was one reason for the Iran treaty ... to prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons. That treaty has been loudly criticized by Republicans, especially Donald Trump.

Liberals media bite on Trump’s Russia bait

OK, so this is what the nation was collectively told minutes after Donald Trump finished delivering a speech in Doral, Florida on July 27, 2016 — right smack dab in the middle of the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia…

Ghosts and noisy neighbors

Recalling some of my past neighbors brought many memories about the homes we lived in Fresno, our first a rental. The first was out in the boonies. It was on 10 acres of cotton that was farmed out, leaving a small section for us to have a garden.

Two crashes occur within minutes of each other on U.S. 95

Two separate crashes occurred Thursday within miles of each other on U.S. Highway 95 South near one of the Navy’s bombing ranges.

Urquhart graduates from renowned space camp

Huntsville, Ala. — Colton Urquhart of Fallon recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.

Vouchers lawsuits under Nevada Supreme Court review

After nearly three hours of arguments, the Nevada Supreme Court on Friday took both lawsuits over the 2015 Legislature’s vouchers program under submission.

Venerable old ‘Hawk’ prepares for retirement

STEAD, Nev. — Mirroring the path of many soldiers who began their careers in the 1980s, the Nevada Army Guard’s oldest Black Hawk helicopters is set to retire from the military and transition to civilian life by the end of August.

7th Annual Fallon Ranch Rodeo returns Friday

The seventh annual Fallon Ranch Rodeo has arrived on the heels of summer again, the three day competition sanctioned by the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association (WSRRA) and a staple in Fallon tradition.

Fallon Youth Bowling League begins anew

The Fallon Youth Bowlers will host its first informational meeting at Oasis Bowl on Aug. 29 before practices begin on Sept. 12 while the group looks to optimize its practice time despite conflicting schedules.

Fourth annuals Kid’s Cup raises green on the green

This year’s Fallon Youth Club Kid’s Cup took over the Fallon Golf Course on Saturday with 13 teams competing in a four-person scramble to raise money for the club.

Ex-guard in talks with AG in Nevada prison shooting case

LAS VEGAS — A former Nevada state prison guard trainee accused of killing of an inmate with shotgun blasts is talking with the state attorney general’s office about resolving the criminal involuntary manslaughter and reckless disregard charges against him, his defense attorney said Tuesday.

Lois Grace Walmsley Hill

Lois Grace Walmsley Hill passed away the evening of July 19, 2016.

Edrie Cross Schwake

Edrie Cross Schwake, 97, of Carson Valley, Nevada, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Gardnerville.

11 arrests result from Operation Safer Streets

Over the course of two days, Friday and Saturday, 15 officers from the Carson City Division of Parole and Probation office, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office performed personal contacts with high risk offenders in the area. The operation was made possible through funding provided by a Justice Assistance Grant to support the Division of Parole and Probation.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 11:03 p.m., a 32-year-old Dayton man was arrested on suspicion of violation of a suspended sentence after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Saliman Road and William Street. Bail was set at $1,000.

Monday, August 1

Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrests seven in military door-to-door scam

Seven people were arrested in Carson City on Saturday for allegedly scamming people using a military donation organization.