Stories for December 2016

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Saturday, December 31

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Married on Dec. 31, 1949, Carson City’s Irv and Millie Nielsen are celebrating 67 years of marriage.

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CHS seniors contemplating plans for their future college careers.

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Work has started on a building project at 308 Curry Street.

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There are development plans in 2017 for the vacant lot at 808 Curry Street.

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Work continues on a building project at 308 Curry Street.

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Work continues on the I-580 bypass project.

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A variety of projects are planned on Curry Street between Musser and Robinson.

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Construction work on the Highway 50 and Highway 580 interchange will continue in 2017.

Irv and Millie Nielsen of Carson City celebrate 67th anniversary

Irv and Millie Nielsen, 31-year residents of Carson City, celebrated their 67th anniversary on Saturday.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to open new year on Thursday

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will take up a variety of issues at its first meeting of 2017 on Thursday. The meeting follows the city’s swearing-in ceremony Tuesday for recently elected officials, including John Barrette, first-time supervisor in Ward 4, and Brad Bonkowski, re-elected supervisor in Ward 2 and Mayor Robert Crowell.

Bypass completion highlights busy year ahead in Carson City

Carson City will be busy, but much of the action will be behind the scenes in 2017. Commercial and residential development is more active than it’s been in a decade. But the various projects are in different stages, from conception to construction, and some of the bigger developments won’t begin building in the coming year.

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After receiving some needed improvement, the R/V John Le Conte is ready to hit the waters of Lake Tahoe.

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Sarah Baird won a $100 gift card from Casino Fandango as part of the Nevada Appeal's 12 Days of Giving.

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Jennifer Simkins won a $100 gift card from Office Depot as part of the Nevada Appeal's 12 Days of Giving.

Flynn honored at Kansas Wesleyan University

Hannah Flynn of Minden is one of 179 students been named to the Dean’s Honor at Kansas Wesleyan University for the 2016 fall semester.

12 Day of Giving winners

Sarah Baird won a $100 gift card from Casino Fandango as part of the Nevada Appeal’s 12 Days of Giving.

Darrell Moody: Tough break for Basa, Carson High School

I’ve been in journalism for a long time. I’ve worked alongside some good writers, bad writers and jaded writers.

Bulldogs steal one from Pack | Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball

FRESNO, Calif. — How does a seven-game winning streak end?

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Members of Carson City SWAT prepare to enter an apartment on Pheasant Drive early Saturday morning.

Pack can’t get to the line at Fresno | Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball notebook

FRESNO, Calif. – A couple of streaks ended Saturday afternoon at the SaveMart Center.

Carson City man arrested after standoff with deputies

A 32-year-old Carson City man was arrested early Saturday morning after a two and a half hour standoff with Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies. At 10:45 p.m. Friday night, Carson City Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a domestic battery causing substantial bodily harm.

Carson City Sheriff's deputies arrest one after standoff on Pheasant Drive

The Carson City Sheriff's Office arrested one man following a two and a half hour stand off Saturday morning. Deputies responded to reports of a domestic battery around 11 p.m. near the 4200 block of Pheasant Drive. When deputies arrived on scene they saw the male suspect in the window loading a firearm. The female victim fled the residence with two children. Deputies and SWAT established a perimeter around the residence as they attempted to call the suspect out of the residence.

Friday, December 30

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A semi-truck parked across the street from the Legislature Building on Monday displays a banner supporting the construction of a football stadium in Las Vegas.

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Carson High School senior Arianna Schmidt votes for the first time on Tuesday afternoon at the community center.

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Crime scene investigators arrive at the Senator apartments on Tuesday morning to investigate the site of a fatal shooting.

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Gov. Mike Pence makes a point during a rally on Monday at the Carson Nugget.

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Rico Mora of Q&D Construction does finish concrete work on a sidewalk in front of the Carson Nugget.

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Paving has started on the Carson City Freeway project.

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Senior Library Assistant Rachel March, center, teaches Adrianne Harris how to check out e-books during an OverDrive class at the Carson City Library. The library is now offering streaming video through the OverDrive program.

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Away from casino glitter, local faith leaders are joining together to ring in the New Year with multi-faith prayers. Coordinated by religious statesman Rajan Zed, the free service will be 10:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Reno Buddhist Center, 820 Plumas St.. It will include Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Bahá’í, Shinto and Native American prayers. Guests can sign a banner with a pledge for peace, love and unity in 2017. Snacks will be available. For more information, email Zed rajanzed@gmail.com.

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The Nevada Humane Society is raising money for an injured dog, who it has named Tiny Tim. Tim was brought to the shelter Christmas Day after reports of two dogs found on the side of Highway 50 in Carson City the previous evening.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline (24) backs away as Washington's Markelle Fultz tries to drive past Sunday, Dec. 11, in Seattle.

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Nevada's Leland King II, left, knocks away the ball as Washington's David Crisp tries to shoot in the first half Sunday, Dec. 11, in Seattle.

Prep roundup: Carson boys and girls fall

SAN DIEGO — Carson High concluded play in the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic with a 49-48 loss to Mira Costa Friday afternoon.

Nevada to take on Fresno State

Teams often reflect the personalty of their head coaches, and that’s definitely the case today when red-hot Nevada (12-2, 1-0) visits Fresno State (8-5, 0-1) today in a Mountain West game.

Looking back at 2016, ahead to 2017

It has been more than a month since race engines have roared, but a new season is coming. Let’s take a look back at 2016 and also see what’s on the horizon for the New Year.

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Carson's Nathan Mersino battles William Schwertsch of Buhach Colony High School in a 138 lb. match Thursday in Reno.

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Carson's Nathan Mersino battles William Schwertsch of Buhach Colony High School in a 138 lb. match Thursday in Reno.

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Sheldon Miller on his way to defeating Servite's Levi Ball Bryant in a heavyweight match Thursday at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.

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Carson's Abel Carter starts his match with Fallon's Chase Hyde in a 195 lb. quarterfinal bout Thursday at the Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno.

Woman seriously injured in crash in Centerville

A woman was transported via CareFlight to a Reno hospital after suffering life threatening injuries in a crash that happened Thursday at the intersection of Highway 88 and Centerville Lane, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

Kathleen May Hewlett

Kathleen May Hewlett, passed away quietly at her Carson City home on December 24th, 2016.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 11:27 a.m., an 19-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 5200 block of Arrowhead Drive. Bail was set at $3,000.

New year means new Nevada laws on marijuana, mopeds

LAS VEGAS — The new year is ushering in some new laws for Nevadans. Here’s a look at what’s new on the books for 2017:

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Linda Rothery, Trevin Goodrick and Holly Meader (middle three) join commissioners Bus Schermann (far left), Carl Erquiaga and Pete Olsen after being presented service awards for their years working for the county.

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From left: Russel Wedlake, Colby Frey and Joe Frey give their thoughts on the state's marijuana law during the county commissioner's meeting.

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Downtown merchants are decorating the sidewalks with chairs and tables to attract customers.

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To help with business, downtown shops have been using tables and decorations on the sidewalks.

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A Kona pro rider gets air off a waterbar coming down King's Canyon while pre-riding the race course Saturday.

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CHS 2016 graduates launch their morterboards into the air at the end of the ceremony.

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Retiring culinary teacher Penny Reynolds retired after 31 years of teaching.

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The WNC softball team removes and poses with the center-field banner following the Wildcats' final home game at the Pete Livermore Sports Complex.

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Adventure photographer/videographer Corey Rich speaks on 'Embracing Discomfort' during Carson City's first TedX event in April.

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USS Nevada sailor and Pearl Harbor survivor Charles T. Sehe (center) salutes the raising of the USS Nevada flag on the State Capitol grounds in March along with the US Navy League's Bud Southard (left) and Gov. Brian Sandoval.

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USNS Carson City (EPF 7) christening ceremony participants are seen Saturday morning in Mobile, Alabama.

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Carson City SWAT retreats after making arrests in January in the murder of Grant Watkins.

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Resting against the foundation of the former Citi Bank, a sign describes the history of the site in January.

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Discarded Christmas trees, wood pallets and and other items are being retired at Churchill County Fairgrounds, where tomorrow evening's community bonfire, fireworks and raffle will occur.

Fallon bonfire warms up New Year’s Eve at Churchill County Fairgrounds

The Fallon New Year’s Eve celebration at the Churchill County Fairgrounds starts at 6 p.m. tomorrow including a synced patriotic radio simulcast (KKTU 99.5 FM) at 6:05 p.m. and fireworks at about 6:15 p.m.

Revised November business license report

THIS LIST HAS BEEN CORRECTED FOR NEW OR EXISTING BUSINESSES AND CLOSED BUSINESSES. Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in NOVEMBER 2016.

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The facility Miles Construction completed for Schluter Systems. L.P.

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Washoe County Manager John Slaughter, left, presents a road sign to Cimpress Vice President Plant Development Larry Reid during a press conference Nov. 7 to announce the printing company's plans to open a plant in Reno. The county renamed the road leading to the plant off Red Rock Road, Cimpress Drive to welcome the company.

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Construction on the new additon to the WEBstaurant distribution center in Dayton from earlier in 2016

Thursday, December 29

What it means: legalized marijuana

The new marijuana laws, passed with Question 2 will introduwce a host of challenges and changes for the Carson City District Attorney and Sheriff’s Office. Question 2 was approved by Nevada voters, legalizing recreational marijuana for residents 21 years and older beginning Jan. 1.

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Sen. Dean Heller during the Nevada Day parade on Saturday.

Miller takes third at Sierra Nevada Classic

Carson High’s wrestling team made big news on and off the mat at the final day of the 41st annual Sierra Nevada Classic at the Reno Livestock & Event Center.

Playing in MWC may just get you a latte

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Mountain West, as usual, isn’t doing the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team any favors so far this season. The Wolf Pack, at 12-2 overall, is the unquestioned top team in the Mountain West so far. But that honor and $5 will only get you a Venti Cinnamon Dolce Latte at Starbucks.

Prep roundup: CHS boys fall, Senator girls win

SAN DIEGO — Laguna Beach’s Blake Burzell led all scorers with 20 points as the Breakers beat Carson, 57-39, in a consolation bracket game Thursday afternoon at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.

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A view of Main Street in Fallon.

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The fountain introducing downtown Fallon.

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A performance at the Barkley Theatre in Fallon.

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Runners take off from the starting line during the annual New Year's Day 5K Fun Run/Walk in 2015.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver dunks against San Jose State on Wednesday.

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Nevada's DJ Fenner looks to pass against San Jose State.

A new start into 2017

Close out 2016 in victory tomorrow during the annual New Year’s Eve 5k fun run and walk.

Defense wins the day

RENO – After a so-so defensive effort last week against UC Santa Barbara, Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman decided it was time to stress defense.

Pack must win Mountain West outright

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Mountain West, as usual, isn’t doing the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team any favors so far this season. The Wolf Pack, at 12-2 overall, is the unquestioned top team in the Mountain West so far.

Best sports moments of 2016: Part I

The year comes to an on Saturday and what a year it’s been for this community. Fallon dominated the winter sports, Octane Fest returned with a big bang over the summer and the city paid respects to a Greenwave legend.

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Congressman Mark Amodei talks to Andrea Zeller, executive director of the Churchill Community Coaliton, after the group's quarterly luncheon before Christmas.

Churchill Economic Development Authority’s chief envisions bright future for Fallon

Nathan Strong has been living in the Fallon area for nearly 20 years and now considers it his home, He’s very enthusiastic about his adopted hometown’s potential.

Manufacturing growing out of available land

The manufacturing sector in Northern Nevada looks upbeat as the calendar turns to 2017. Many manufacturers relocated to the region in 2016, including notably Mary’s Gone Crackers (from California); Cimpress (from Massachusetts); and Revision Brewing (from California).

Glimpsing into life in Las Vegas

Las Vegas hasn’t always been about grand gambling palaces, luxury hotels and world class dining. In fact, not much was there when 30 missionaries from the Church of Latter Day Saints decided to establish a colony in 1855.

Burke’s coming of age story

James Lee Burke has, over the course of his career, published more than 30 novels and won two Edgar Awards and named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

JoAnne Skelly: Whirligig mite has benefits

I have often written that I find the world of insects and arachnids fascinating. This comes from the person who as a child was terrified of spiders. However, my fear disappeared and my appreciation grew once I starting studying them. I thought I would finish out the year discussing a new critter, well new to me anyway.

Learn how to reduce the radon health risk

January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free radon test kits and educational presentations at various locations across the state. Free test kits are available at Cooperative Extension offices and partner offices statewide from Jan. 1 through Feb 28, and will also be available at the presentations.

Take a walk into the New Year

Walking in the cold this past week was bracing to say the least. As we walked around the track by the dog park, my husband commented, “If we didn’t have Watson, I wouldn’t be out in this cold.” I had to agree, but it was great to hurry along trying to avoid the icy wind.

Workshop offered on government contracts

The field of government contracting can be very lucrative for small businesses since the government buys almost all the same goods and services regular consumers purchase.

Congressman speaks at Coalition lunch

U. S. Congressman Mark Amodei recently spoke at the Churchill Community Coalition quarterly luncheon. Amodei, who represents 10 counties, discussed what to expect in the upcoming year with the new administration and legislation affecting mental health.

AG knocks down recently passed gun law

Based on an opinion from Nevada’s attorney general, Adam Laxalt will not implement a ballot measure that narrowly passed a statewide vote and called for background checks on more gun sales and transfers.

Focus will be on New Year’s impaired drivers

Each year, the holiday brings an increase of alcohol consumption, resulting in the surge of injuries and fatalities on Nevada’s roadways. With impaired driving and riding a top traffic problem for Nevada, Nevada Highway Patrol has been working in conjunction with agencies statewide aligned with Joining Forces to boost enforcement efforts from December 16 through January 3.

Nevada disables online medical pot portal after data exposed

LAS VEGAS — Nevada officials took down the state’s online medical marijuana portal after personal information about marijuana industry workers was exposed.

Carson City’s Dean Heller says he’ll seek re-election to Senate in 2018

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he’ll run for re-election to the Senate in 2018 rather than running for governor. Heller, a Carson City resident, announced his plan in a statement on Facebook:

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeking runaway David Armando Maciel

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a runaway teenager.

Two on arrested on suspicion of possession, DUI says 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 10:45 a.m., a 36-year-old Sacramento, Calif., man was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Carson and Sonoma streets. Bail was set at $680.

Information sought on Carson City William Street burglary

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on two suspects who may be involved in a vape store burglary. On Dec. 21, two unknown suspects broke into the William Street Butts Out Vapor Store. The suspects smashed the glass out of the display cabinet and stole an undisclosed amount of vaping equipment and supplies.

Helen Giurlani

Feb. 17, 1927 ~ Dec. 21, 2016 Helen Giurlani passed away December 21, 2016 in Carson City, NV.

Peter Paul Ernst

Aug. 12, 1942 ~ Dec. 28, 2016 Peter Paul Ernst, 74, of Fallon passed away on Wednesday, December 28th at Banner Community Hospita

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Nevada's DJ Fenner looks to pass against San Jose State.

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Nevada players gather around teammate Josh Hall after he fell awkwardly on a blocked shot attempt against San Jose State.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver dunks against San Jose State on Wednesday.

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Elijah Jackson stands guard over South Tahoe's Noah Jackson during Friday's home game against South Tahoe.

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This map shows a cluster of earthquake activity that occurred Wednesday morning between Hawthorne, Nev., and Bridgeport, Calif.

Carson sees November gaming win uptick; Nevada casino revenue down 1.5 percent in November

Nevada’s non-restricted casinos had a weak November as total win decreased 1.5 percent by about $14 million to $930.4 million.

3 dead, 3 injured in head-on crash south of Tonopah

TONOPAH — Authorities say three people died after a head-on crash on the U.S. 95 about 10 miles south of Tonopah.

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Ormsby House co-owner Don Lehr poses next to a new european style window in one of the 104-suite rooms Thursday.

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The view out the front window to Carson Street from what used to be the bar. All of the windows in the Ormsby House have been replaced.

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Two brand new escalators flank the staircase from the lobby to the second floor at the Ormsby House on Thursday.

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The gigantic ballroom at the Ormsby House will be able to accomodate three partys at a time.

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Brand new heating and cooling units as well as new insulation will keep costst down for the new owners of the Ormsby House.

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New heating and cooling units are shown on the roof of the Ormsby House during a tour Thursday.

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Matt Hohl (pictured) and his brother Tim are the new owners of Battle Born Harley Davidson in Carson City.

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Battle Born Harley-Davidson is located at 2900 Research Way in Carson City.

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Carson's Kyle Rudy scores a technical fall over Woodland's Zach Robles of the 132-pound weight class at the Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno on Wednesday.

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Carson's Brandon Basa pins Chester's Callum Kremer in the first round of the 113-pound weight class at the Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno on Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 28

Prep roundup: Carson boys fall in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Carson High’s boys basketball team ran into another top-notch team, and the Senators dropped a 76-56 decision to Canyon Crest at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.

Carson City area live entertainment

Trippin King Snakes from 7 to 10 p.m. today at Carson Cigar Company, 318 N. Carson St., and from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Genoa Bar, 2282 Main St., Genoa.

Nevada’s defense outstanding in win

RENO — After a so-so defensive effort last week against UC Santa Barbara, Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman decided it was time to stress defense.

Basa in quarters, 5 CHS wrestlers to second day

RENO —It was the case of the expected and unexpected on the first day of the 41st annual Sierra Nevada Classic in wrestling at the Reno Livestock & Event Center.

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Fire crews battle the blaze during the early morning hours Wednesday.

Men arrested after exposing themselves, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 9:12 a.m., a 23-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court and disobedience to a traffic control device after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the 300 block of Highway 50. Bail was set at $550.

Robert James Scott

April 4, 1935 ~ Dec. 26, 2016 Robert J. Scott of Carson City passed away on December 26, 2016 at Carson Tahoe Hospital from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Erika Loy Hetzel

Erika Loy Hetzel, 87 of Stateline passed away on December 24, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Marty A. Martinez

Marty A. Martinez, 86, died December 27, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Nevada gun background check expansion hits roadblock

LAS VEGAS —Nevada won’t be able to implement a ballot measure that narrowly passed a statewide vote and calls for background checks on more gun sales and transfers because neither the state nor the FBI will do the checks, the state’s top prosecutor said Wednesday.

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Alexis Jarrett leaps to dunk the ball with a Dayton defender hot on her heals during Thursday's away game.

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Brynlee Schultz (23) blocks the path of a Dayton player during the Lady Wave's Thursday game against the Lady Dust Devils.

Ricardo DeLeon

Ricardo DeLeon, Age 86 of Carson City, passed away on December 26, 2016. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

Ruth Bianchi

Ruth Bianchi loved a good parade, so it was only fitting that she made her last hurrah by being honored as the Grand Marshall for the 4th of July parade in Fallon this year. She was accompanied by 90 family members who were there to show their love and appreciation for this remarkable woman.

Shirley Green Dringenberg

Shirley Green Dringenberg, 73 of Washoe Valley passed away on December 25, 2016, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Julianna Barton

Julianna Barton, 85 of Carson City passed away on December 26, 2016, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

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Cider is a 9-year-old shepherd mix who would like a good home for the holidays.

Aftershocks continue to hit near Hawthorne

People who lived as far away as southern California and eastern Nevada felt a series of earthquakes and aftershocks early Wednesday morning that straddled the two states.

Tuesday, December 27

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman waves to the crowd during a recent home game.

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall passes during a recent game at Lawlor Events Center.

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A Carson City Sheriff's deputy and Carson City firefighter work together at the scene of a minor vehicle acident.

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Traffic, technology and staffing main priorities for 2017 for Carson City Sheriff's Office, Carson City Fire Department

In 2016, both the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Carson City Fire Department saw a large call volume, though only the fire department exceeded call numbers compared to recent years.

Nevada reaps $35M in 5 years from unclaimed casino winnings

LAS VEGAS — Nevada has reaped more than $35 million over the last five years from gamblers who forget or don’t care to cash in winning slot and video machine tickets at Nevada casinos, state officials said. With coin-based slots a thing of the past, machine-dispensed tickets are the new currency for players who need to then take them to casino cages or automated kiosks similar to an ATM to be exchanged for cash.

Pack hosts SJSU in Mountain West opener | Nevada Wolf Pack basketball

A target has been placed on the collective back of the Nevada Wolf Pack.

One team will have winning streak snapped Wednesday night | Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball

San Jose State and Nevada both enter tonight’s conference opener at Lawlor Event Center with nice winning streaks.

Allen scores 33 in CHS loss at Torrey Pines classic

SAN DIEGO — Carson High, despite 33 points from Tez Allen, dropped a 70-61 decision to Campbell Hall-North Hollywood in opening day action at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.

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Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 on Tuesday.

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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 file photo, Carrie Fisher presents the life achievement award on stage at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist said Fisher has died at the age of 60. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 file photo, actress and writer Carrie Fisher appears on the NBC "Today" television program in New York to discuss "Wishful Drinking," her autobiographical solo show on Broadway. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist said Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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FILE - In this March 11, 1982 file photo, actress Carrie Fisher and singer-composer Paul Simon leave the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, after a memorial service for comedian John Belushi. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 20, 2004 file photo, author Carrie Fisher autographs her new book "The Best Awful" at a promotional event in London. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist said Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/John D. McHugh, File)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003 file photo, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher arrive at the "Runway for Life" Celebrity Fashion Show Benefitting St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and celebrating the DVD relese of Chicago in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist said Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Jill Connelly, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 1978 file photo, Harrison Ford talks with Carrie Fisher during a break in the filming of the CBS-TV special "The Star Wars Holiday" in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)

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FILE - This Sept. 14, 1990 file photo shows actress and author Carrie Fisher in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Julie Markes, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1978 photo, from left, actors Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew take a break from filming a television special in Los Angeles to be telecast during the holidays. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)

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FILE - This May 2, 1973 file photo shows Carrie Fisher, the 16-year-old daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, in the back garden of the house on the East Side of New York where she lives with her mother. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

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This 1978 photo, shows, from left, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill during the filming of the CBS-TV special "The Star Wars Holiday" in Los Angeles.

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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 1957 file photo, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds hold their baby daughter, Carrie Frances Fisher, as the pose for a photo in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - This May 2, 1973 file photo shows Carrie Fisher, the 16-year-old daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

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FILE - This May 2, 1973 file photo shows Carrie Fisher, the 16-year-old daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

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The National Newspaper Association awarded former LVN reporter Christina Kuklica first place for her 2015 breaking story on teen suicide.

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An extensive trip across Nevada resulted in Honorable Mention for several articles on visiting the state's historical markers and sites.

National newspaper group recognizes the LVN

The Lahontan Valley News produced five national winners in the Better Newspaper Contest administered by the National Newspaper Association.

MILITARY NAMES IN THE NEWS

Raymond F. Carroll U.S. Air Force Airman Raymond F. Carroll graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

How Medicare shapes up for seniors in 2017

Not long ago, I had dinner with a group of friends from college. One of the big topics of conversation was Medicare, for which we’ll all be eligible in the next several years. (Farewell, callow youth)! And one of the biggest questions about Medicare was, “How much is it going to cost me?”

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HOLIDAYS VFW New Year’s Day dinner The Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fallon will be hosting a New Year’s Day dinner on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Ham, turkey and all the trimmings open to the public

Wildlife plan to ban high-tech rifle sighting systems sent back for revision

The legislative commission told wildlife commissioners last week to rewrite a proposed regulation that would bar the use of high-tech rifle systems designed to enable hunters to kill from a mile away.

Nevada selected to participate in behavioral health clinic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced that Nevada has been selected as one of eight states for participation in a two-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program designed to improve behavioral health services in the community.

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A pair of snowshoers treks along Nevada Beach.

Lady Wave crushes it in Dayton

Dayton’s Lady Dust Devils took a heavy loss at home Thursday, when they took on Fallon’s Lady Wave.

Greenwave tops Dayton in overtime

In a sudden turn around after an intense second quarter, the Dayton Dust Devils fell to the Greenwave by one point in overtime.

5 best snowshoe trails near South Lake Tahoe

Now that I’ve drawn you in with my hyperbolic headline, let me clarify — what makes a snowshoe trail the best is highly subjective.

Eyes on Wolf Pack as conference starts tonight

A target has been placed on the collective back of the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Nevada Wolf Pack’s Lindsey Drew comes from long basketball bloodlines

Basketball is in Lindsey Drew’s blood. He’s the youngest son of former NBA star Larry Drew, a two-time NBA head coach and current Cleveland Cavaliers assistant head coach.

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Federal vetera' status has been approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama for the National Guard and Reserves.Many guardsmenand reservists trained like their active-duty counterparts but never received federal veterans' recognition unless they deployed for more than 179 consecutive days.

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Thousands of Nevada Army National guardsmen who served at least 20 years but never spent more than 179consecutive days on active duty will be affected by the Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016. It grants veteran status for National Guard soldiers and airmen and reservists from all branches of service.

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A couple reviews their Medicare plan and its options.

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An elderly couple checks on their prescription at the local pharmacy.

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The Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders were honored as Nevada’s Veteran Supporter of the Month at the Governor’s Mansion.

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Jentry and Victor Ansotegui welcomed their son Ronin on Dec. 10 at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Congress changes veteran status for Guard, Reserves

After years of false hopes and disappointments from Congress, military personnel with at least 20 years of service who did not spend more than 179 consecutive days on federal active duty received an early Christmas present from both Congress and the president.

UPDATED: Concerns arise about implementation of marijuana dispensaries, cultivation

Growing marijuana for legal use in Churchill County drew some spirited discussion at the Dec. 21 commissioners’ meeting.

Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders named Veteran Supporter of the Month

During a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion, the Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders were honored as Nevada’s Veteran Supporter of the Month for November.

Manage your Medicare open enrollment

Routines help keep us focused, organized and healthy. However, if your health care routine doesn’t include preparing for Medicare’s Open Enrollment, now’s the time to kick-start a new healthy habit.

New babies fill stockings at Banner Churchill

Stockings at Banner Churchill Community Hospital are stuffed with the best holiday gifts this December including this stocking filled with Ronin Ansotegui, the son of Jentry and Victor Ansotegui born Dec. 10.

‘Star Wars’ princess Carrie Fisher dead at 60

NEW YORK — No one could make us laugh through the pain like Carrie Fisher.

Geraldine “Gell” Wallace

Aug 05, 1948 - Dec 18, 2016 Geraldine “Gell” Wallace, 68, of Carson City, NV passed away December 18, 2016.

Michael Cherry to take turn as chief of Nevada Supreme Court

Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry is taking a turn as chief of the state high court, beginning Jan. 2. Cherry will follow Justice Ron Parraguirre, who served a year handling administrative duties for the newly reconstituted seven-member panel.

Backers of Nevada control of US land gear up for new push

RENO — Backers of a plan to force the federal government to turn over control of millions of acres of land to Nevada are gearing up for new efforts in Congress and hoped-for support from President-elect Donald Trump. They’re starting with plans to convince a skeptical public that state control of nearly 7.3 million acres currently under the U.S. Bureau of Land Management wouldn’t disrupt hunting, wildlife and off-highway riding — or stick taxpayers with big bills for fighting wildfires.

Susan Kathleen (Burnside) Theiss

November 5th, 1965 - December 18th, 2016 On December 18th, Our Beautiful Susan was called to home by our Savior to join the rest of the Angels in Heaven.

Margaret “Peggy” John

Nov. 27, 1945 ~ Nov. 4, 2016 On Friday November 4th, 2016, Margaret “Peggy” John went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven.

John Nels Friberg

March 24, 1927 ~ Dec. 19, 2016 John Nels Friberg, born in Fallon, Nevada on March 24, 1927 to Nels and Irene Friberg, passed away on December 19, 2016.

Ray David Henderson

Ray David Henderson, fighter, loving father, and carpenter, died November 2nd, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. He left us peacefully, passing in his sleep. Ray was 65 years old.

Mark W. Nagel

Mark W. Nagel, 72, died November 24, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol city Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Carol Beam

Carol Beam, of Fallon, NV passed away peacefully in her home, Dec. 1, 2016, after a brief illness.

Lisa S. Mindrum

Lisa S. Mindrum, 57, died December 23, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

John R. Bowden

John R. Bowden, age 99 of Carson City passed away December 22, 2016. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

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Gov. Brian Sandoval hand delivers cookies to Nevada soldier, Specialist Ryan Magera.

Revised November business license report

THIS LIST HAS BEEN CORRECTED FOR NEW OR EXISTING BUSINESSES AND CLOSED BUSINESSES. Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in NOVEMBER 2016.

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Wild horses graze in the Pine Nuts with the Sierra in the background.

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Mobile classrooms are slated to be replaced in 2017 at Mark Twain Elementary.

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A mobile classroom is seen on the backside of Pioneer High School Friday. Several schools in the district are slated to have mobile classrooms, like these at Pioneer High School, replaced as soon as capital projects for the Carson City School District are completed.

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A mobile classroom is seen at Mark Twain Elementary.

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Several schools in the district are slated to have mobile classrooms, like these at Pioneer High School, replaced as soon as capital projects for the Carson City School District are completed.

Nevada Wolf Pack: top five most important moments of 2016 for men’s basketball, football and baseball says Joe Santoro

It is rare when a calendar year leaves Nevada Wolf Pack fans drooling at the mouth and wanting more from all three of its most high profile sports on campus.

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Partnership Carson City Youth Program Coordinator Brooklyn Maw, right center, works with One Up members, from left, Diana Alonso, Aadra Reed and Dominic Goodner at the Carson High School in Carson City, Nev. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Since taking over in September, Maw has helped grow the teen group which focuses on alcohol, drug, suicide and sexual assault awareness and prevention. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Gary Douglas, whose career includes a stint on Broadway, is highlighting Cafe at adele’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

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A two-vehicle crash early Christmas morning injured a driver and critically injured a passenger, who was flown to Reno's Renown Regional Medical Center.

Passenger in critical condition after Leeteville crash

A two-vehicle crash left one person in critical condition occurred on U.S. Highway 50 Alternate near Leeteville Junction early on Christmas Day.

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Denise DiMarzo, far left, gathers donated gifts to load in Polymer Plastics Company warehouse at 550 Mallory Way, along with warehouse CEO Larry Stock and his employees.

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Country singer-songwriter Bobby Freeman, left, plays the piano from the trunk of his limo, with Project Angel Wings program founder Denise DiMarzo and Larry Stock, CEO of Polymer Plastics Company.

More foreign Vegas visits don’t equal more tips, workers say

LAS VEGAS — Servers and dealers on the Las Vegas Strip say they’re worried that as more foreign visitors hit the restaurants and casinos, they’ll receive smaller tips because the tourists are coming from countries like China, where American-style, 20 percent gratuities are uncommon.

Foreclosure mediation program winding down at end of year

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s foreclosure mediation program, created at the height of the housing crisis to give borrowers a last chance to hold onto their homes, will accept its last enrollments at the end of this month as it nears a legislatively mandated closure.

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The Northern Nevada Patriot Guard Riders were honored as Nevada’s Veteran Supporter of the Month at the Governor’s Mansion.

Sunday, December 25

5 best snowshoe trails near South Lake Tahoe

Now I’ve drawn you in with my hyperbolic headline, let me clarify — what makes a snowshoe trail the best is highly subjective.

Saturday, December 24

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The Governor's Mansion is decororated for Christmas.

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A clown made by Ann Bednarski’s son, Douglas.

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The dime and pin box Ann Bednarski received from her son.

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Gloria’s ornament, one of many the Gardnerville resident collected before her death in 2008.

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Tahoe/Douglas ELKS 2670 packed and delivered Christmas Baskets on Dec. 17 to benefit 10 area seniors who needed a little extra help this year. The baskets contained groceries, personal items, cash, a gift card and other items. Lap quilts were donated by members of the Carson Valley Quilt Guild, homemade goodies donated by Gloria Darrington, handmade slippers donated by Pat Hamilton, Smith’s donated the gift card and John Scott, State Farm Insurance, donated calendars and other items.

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City National’s Jeri Johnson (center) presents John Carne (far left) and Gary Dove of the Kiwanis Club (far right) with a $2,500 donation in support of Project Santa Claus. The money helped pay for new toys, clothes, bikes and much more for needed families throughout Douglas County. City National has provided holiday support this year to a number of nonprofit groups and charities throughout Northern Nevada totaling more than $15,000.

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Students practice yoga at Pioneer High School.

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The Carson City School District’s first yoga class was introduced at Pioneer High School.

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Western Nevada College students who passed Automotive Service Excellence certification exams are, from bottom left, Eddie Porter, Alejandro Gonzalez, Dominic Cerniglia and Eliezer Garnica, as well as, back row, Wendy Cochran, Nick Romberger, David Monroy and Alejandro Reyes. Instructor Jason Spohr is at far right.

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Maricela Segura, 17, right, of Carson City, talks with James Salanoa with the Carson City Visitors Bureau during the Opportunity Career Fair at Western Nevada College on April 1.

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CHS perfect attendance award winners for month of November.

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Student of the week Amy Ahumada

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CHS Speech and Debate

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CHS perfect attendance award winners for month of December.

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CHIP winner Mackenzie Malone was recognized by Mr. Hogan for always helping other students.

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CHIP winner Lu Lu Bohlman was selected by CHS teacher Mr. Dain for being a hard worker and turning her work in on time.

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Carson High School senior Raynna Jackson performs her Senior Project for Toys for Tots Fundraiser.

City National donates to Kiwanis Club’s Project Santa Claus of Douglas County

City National’s Jeri Johnson (center) presents John Carne (far left) and Gary Dove of the Kiwanis Club (far right) with a $2,500 donation in support of Project Santa Claus. The money helped pay for new toys, clothes, bikes and much more for needed families throughout Douglas County. City National has provided holiday support this year to a number of nonprofit groups and charities throughout Northern Nevada totaling more than $15,000.

Tahoe Douglas Elks helping local seniors this Christmas

Tahoe/Douglas ELKS 2670 packed and delivered Christmas Baskets on Dec. 17 to benefit 10 area seniors who needed a little extra help this year. The baskets contained groceries, personal items, cash, a gift card and other items. Lap quilts were donated by members of the Carson Valley Quilt Guild, homemade goodies donated by Gloria Darrington, handmade slippers donated by Pat Hamilton, Smith’s donated the gift card and John Scott, State Farm Insurance, donated calendars and other items.

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Volunteers with Friends to All delivered gifts and brought Christmas cheer to more than 150 local seniors on Dec. 17.

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Bud and Jean Hamilton enjoy a honeymoon dinner in January 1957 at the Mapes Hotel in Reno. The historic hotel, once the tallest building in Nevada, was demolished in 2000.

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Jean and Bud Hamilton on their wedding day on Dec. 22, 1956.

Fernley Republican Women install 2017 officers

The Fernley Republican Women held its annual Christmas/Installation Dinner on Dec. 20 at the Golf Club at Fernley. The Honorable Judge Leon Aberasturi administered the Oath of Office to the incoming officers.

Education achievements: Fernley man earns bachelor’s degree

Jon Stryder Starich of Fernley graduated from Brenau University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting during commencement ceremonies on Dec. 17.

Nevada Wolf Pack’s Lindsey Drew comes from long basketball bloodlines

Basketball is in Lindsey Drew’s blood. He’s the youngest son of former NBA star Larry Drew, a two-time NBA head coach and current Cleveland Cavaliers assistant head coach.

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The Senators' Tez Allen (20) drives up the court against Reno Friday night.

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Carson's Trenten Robison lays one in off the glass Friday night in Reno.

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Jayden DeJoseph puts up a shot against the Reno Huskies Friday night in Reno.

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Sand Mountain east of Fallon is a favorite for outdoor recreation.

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The Eureka Opera House is a must-see stop along U.S. Highway 50 east.

Friday, December 23

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Tahoe Wellness Cooperative is still open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Getting to Lake Tahoe over Donner Pass wasn’t easy in the 1930s.

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Rusty Rustad established Granlibakken in the late 1920s, and it became the Tahoe Tavern’s winter sports playground, circa 1931.

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Racing down the icy toboggan run at Granlibakken, circa 1931.

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Lake Tahoe Ski Club members Marie Henry, Kathleen Anderson and Lillian Vernon, circa 1930s.

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Ski jumpers at Granlibakken’s Olympic Hill can see Lake Tahoe, circa 1930s.

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Guests begin to line up in front of a ticket window on the morning of Dec. 21 in the Village at Squaw Valley.

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Traffic passes through the Lake Tahoe Basin boundary by way of Highway 89 on Dec. 21.

North Tahoe resort bookings down; but storm could bring white Christmas

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Instead of a few inches of snow, last week’s storm brought a few inches of rain to lower elevations throughout the Truckee-Tahoe region. While the rain restored Lake Tahoe’s level to its natural rim, it was the last thing skiers and snowboarders wanted heading into the holidays.

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The Foreman-Roberts House on North Carson Street is boarded after two fires were deliberately set damaging the historic home.

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Quail keep warm in a snowy tree Thursday. Photo by Tom Hequet.

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The old Horshoe Club as seen from Carson St. Friday afternoon.

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A Horshoe Club patron enters the casino Friday afternoon in Carson City.

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Every few months or so, wild horses make their way to the east side of town on Nye Lane and they did so again Friday morning.

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The Dicey Dames, a Dayton Bunko group, adopts a family every year for Christmas. Shown are Mary Culwell, Debbie Garretson, Brandi Gramolini, Pam Walsh, Melody Hoover, Kelly Knapp and myself Connie Corley along with presents for four local children.

Carson boys fall against Reno

RENO — The staples of the Carson High basketball program have been defensive intensity and half-court execution.

Judge rejects petition that would effectively block Bodines North Carson City casino plan

District Judge James Wilson on Friday refused to issue an order that would effectively block Bodines plan for a new casino in north Carson City.

Barlow new WNC club soccer coach

Western Nevada College is pleased to welcome Jim Barlow as the new head coach of its men’s and women’s soccer clubs.

Santa ready to set another racing record

Tonight is the night the fastest driver of all time makes his yearly run

Man brought back to Carson City from Vegas for contempt of court charge, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

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

Data center company Switch finally OK’d to leave NV Energy

LAS VEGAS — Data center company Switch can leave NV Energy’s monopoly and buy its own power from other sources, more than two years after it first tried to break free from the company and just as a Switch-led campaign for “energy choice” gains momentum.

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Jesse Case is shown in action for Carson High Saturday.

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Carson's Camryn Quilling (4) makes an acrobatic pass Saturday against Spring Creek at Reno High School.

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Junior Abbey Paulson attempts a layup against Spring Creek Saturday at Reno High School.

Richard Eugene Barnard

June 22, 1925 – December 14, 2016 Richard Eugene Barnard was born in Minneapolis, MN.

Kenneth Robert Schmick

Ken was born to Henry and Rose Frank Schmick on June 21, 1940 in Torrington, WY, he passed away surrounded by family on December 10, 2016 at his home in Carson City, NV.

Thursday, December 22

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Charles Adams submitted these photos, one of a traditional Christmas tree in cranberry and gold, and the other a blue whimsical tree. Photos by Tom Fraze.

Nevada can’t tow the line, still wins

LAS VEGAS — The first part of Nevada’s season ended with a win, albeit not a pretty one.

Carson High wrestling routs Galena

Carson High’s wrestling team opened defense of its Sierra League championship with a 72-0 win over Galena Wednesday night.

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At left is Nevada Appeal 12 Days of Giving contest winner Casey Pruyt and Dayton Valley Golf Club Assistant Professional Josh Ralph. The 12 Days of Giving concludes today, to register, go to www.nevadaappeal.com.

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A Nevada Department of Wildlife trap remains empty on Wednesday after a bear vacated the crawl space under Maria Livingston's home.

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A bear's paws are visible in this photo taken under Maria Livingston's home on Tuesday.

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Captain Mark Cyr collects toys with staff and patrons of MJ’s Sports Bar in Carson City.

Did you hear the one about Norvell’s staff

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Jay Norvell has yet to step on the field as head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack football team, let alone call a play, yell at an official or give a pep talk in the locker room.

Jordan rules as tournament MVP

LAS VEGAS — If you look back at Jordan Caroline’s first 13 games in a Nevada uniform, you would be hard pressed to find a bad game.

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Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of two individuals, pictured, allegedly involved in passing counterfeit money at multiple Carson City businesses. Anyone with information can contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 775-283-7853, or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900. Tips also can be texted to 847411 (TIP411) keyword SW, or they can be submitted at www.secretwitness.com.

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General Manager Tim Mitchell of Fallon Ford Toyota prepares to take a photo of the Fallon Youth Club receiving a check in the Pay It Forward program.

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Kiemmy Boc, right, from the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, takes a photo of a check received from Fallon Ford Toyota.

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Give back this holiday season and throughout the year.

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A veteran from the Spansih America War receives a wreath.

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A wreath was placed for Richard Walter Weaver, one of two Nevada sailors killed aboard the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941. Weaver, who was 18 years old at the time of his death, had attended schools in Churchill County before enlisting.

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Sylvia Jackson of Fallon volunteers to place wreaths at the Churchill County Cemetery this week.

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The University of Nevada, Reno will offer the Cattlemen’s Update Jan. 9–13 at various locations throughout Nevada. Fallon hosts the update on Jan. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with dinner.

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Many churches around the area have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services this weekend.

Christmas cheer from Pay It Forward

The Henning family loves to see children and adults smile during the holidays. Co-owner Chris Henning said Fallon Ford Toyota’s Pay It Forward program is his family’s way of thanking the community and for bringing cheer to the various nonprofit organizations in the area.

Give the gift of donation

With the season of giving in full swing, try turning your attention away from gift giving in the traditional sense and instead focus on a whole different kind of giving.

Volunteers place wreaths

Volunteers placed wreaths on veterans’ gravesites at the both the Fallon Paiute Shoshone and Churchill County cemeteries this week as part of the Wreaths Across America program.

THE BEAT

The booking report as presented by the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 20, 2016. Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

COURT NEWS

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

How do you remember Christmas?

Christmas Eve is tomorrow; we will be enjoying cocoa and cookies by the Christmas tree, watching the bubble lights late into the night. Oh such wonderful memories I have of past Christmases full of children, pets and excitement! Sitting with Watson, stroking his soft fur, I sometimes wonder if he has memories of Christmas.

Fallon hosts annual Cattlemen’s Update

The Cattlemen’s Update will provide Nevada’s cattle producers and ranchers with the most current information on topics important for their businesses Jan. 9–13 at various locations across Nevada.

TravelNevada launches fall/winter campaign

CARSON CITY — TravelNevada (Nevada Division of Tourism) recently launched its new Fall/Winter integrated marketing campaign, continuing its successful outreach to millennial and adventure travelers.

SNMG recruitment services connects employers to qualified employees in northern Nevada

One of the challenges facing Northern Nevada employers is finding the right qualified candidates to fill existing open jobs

New Year’s (financial) resolutions

We’re just about ready to open the door to 2017, so you might be thinking about some New Year’s resolutions. What’s on your list this year? More visits to the gym? Learning a new language? Mastering the perfect beef bourguignon? These are all worthy ambitions, of course, but why not also include some financial resolutions for 2017.

Churchill County Christmas meals, services and closures

Christmas meals and church services as well as holiday closures are coming up this weekend. Services: The Christian Life Center, 1435 Kaiser St., Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 5 p.m.

Holiday season shopping begins strong

The holiday shopping season started strong as U.S. consumer retail sales in November grew 5 percent year over year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Additionally, the NRF reported 15.3 percent year-over-year growth in online and non-store sales as online shopping continues to be a popular way to avoid the lines during the holiday season.

Family smiles worth volunteer toy effort

Family smiles worth Churchill County toy effort

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Fallon grad Dalton Johnson (53) competes on defense against Occidental this season.

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Fallon's Dalton Johnson, right, and cousin Conner Johnson, are both linebackers for La Verne.

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Christian Nemeth goes airborn to catch a pass during a Greenwave game against Lowry earlier this year.

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Conner Nelson races around a Lowry defender as a teammate clears the way.

Fallon grad leads Leopards defense

Dalton Johnson wants to leave a lasting impression in Southern California.

Nevada a real power hitter in victory

LAS VEGAS – The last thing you would expect to see in a basketball locker room is a baseball bat.

Wave football earns all-state honors

While it wasn’t the year they hoped for, several Greenwave football players garnered all-state recognition.

Pack coaching change produces inspiration

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Jay Norvell has yet to step on the field as head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack football team, let alone call a play, yell at an official or give a pep talk in the locker room.

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Leilani Otuafi sets up for a shot at the basket during the Lady Wave's game against the South Tahoe Vikings.

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Hannah Evans shoots a basket from the free throw line during Friday's home game.

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Deer make their way to an apple tree on Dec. 16 in snowy Virginia City. Photo by Tom Hequet, who said the mining town is as much full of deer as it is horses year round.

Helen Dockery

Helen Dockery took her earthly leave on November 17, 2016, in Fairfield California, surrounded by her loved ones.

Helen Giurlani

Helen Giurlani, passed away December 21,2016 in Carson City, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of her final arrangements.

Esther Paul

Esther Paul, 90, of Sparks, NV died peacefully in her sleep Thursday December 15, 2016.

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A silver Freightliner commercial vehicle and pickup collided at U.S. 95 South and St. Clair Road Wednesday morning at 7:39 a.m.

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Two vehicles were involved in a crash south of Fallon on Wednesday morning.

Man jailed after asking motorist to run him over, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

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

Hugh (Mac) Leo McMahon Jr.

Hugh (Mac) Leo McMahon Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on December 20, 2016, surrounded with the love and the gentle care of his daughter and his caretakers Shelly, Willisha, Jenny and Bobby.

DeWayne Thomas McCabe

DeWayne Thomas McCabe, of Carson City, died December 22, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley. 775-882-4965

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The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying two individuals, pictured, allegedly involved in passing counterfeit money at multiple Carson City businesses. Anyone with information can contact Detective David LeGros at 775-283-7853 or Lt. Brian Humphrey at 775-283-7850.

Share the Love food drive Dec. 23 to benefit Carson City seniors

Bring a nonperishable food item, pet food or supply or hygiene product to the Share the Love Food Drive to help local home bound seniors in need.

Wednesday, December 21

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Gwen Hopper places a Christmas wreath next to a grave marker of a veteran on Wednesday at Lone Mountain cemetery.

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Giancarlo, 6, adds another toy to his cart at the annual Holiday with a Hero event on Wednesday at Walmart.

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Army Guard Sgt. Robert Diaz helps 6-year-old Luis pick out a toy at the annual Holiday with a Hero program on Wednesday at Walmart.

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Tavon, 5, gives a big hug to Santa at the annual Holiday with a Hero event on Wednesday.

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Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Nadine Chrzanowski helps 12-year-old Donica look for a board game at the annual Holiday with a Hero program on Wednesday at Walmart.

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Carson City Assistant Sheriff Ken Sandage and 6-year-old Zakiah are all smiles at the annual Holiday with a Hero event on Wednesday at Walmart.

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Four generations of Harold Berger's family surround his dedicated bench, including Mayor Bob Crowell, during Wednesday's ceremony.

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Mayor Bob Crowell joins Paulette Sherrell, left, at a bench dedication in memory of her late husband Len Booth on Wednesday. Attending the brief ceremony are friends Gail Herstead, Jane Johnson and Bob Luce

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Mayor Bob Crowell shares his memories of Harold Berger with the Berger family, at their dedicated bench on the corner of Carson and Telegraph.

Carson City area live entertainment

Tony Vee from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Max Casino, 900 S. Carson St.

Comedy lineup set at Carson City’s Nugget

Comedians off both the big and little screen are performing Fridays in January at the Carson Nugget.

Wolf Pack Notebook: Hall finds his way against Towson

LAS VEGAS — After last week’s win over UC Irvine, Nevada coach Eric Musselman said the Wolf Pack needed more production from freshman Josh Hall.

Nevada a real power hitter in victory

LAS VEGAS – The last thing you would expect to see in a basketball locker room is a baseball bat.

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Crews install at new traffic signal on Wednesday at the intersection of East College Parkway and Research Way. The new traffic signal will be in operation, beginning at 10 a.m. today. Carson City has installed the traffic signal in conjunction with Maverik, which has a store at the location. The signal is designed to improve safety and access to businesses and Maverik is also expanding to include a diesel fuel station at the location.

Carson City Planning Commission approves special use permits

The Carson City Planning Commission Wednesday approved two special use permits (SUPs), and agreed to recommended ordinances and an annual Master Plan report to the Board of Supervisors at its final meeting of 2016.

Norvell’s first year cut out for him at Nevada

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The best men’s basketball team in the Mountain West right now plays its home games at Lawlor Events Center.

NHP responds to Hwy 95 crashes

A fast-moving wintry storm that hit the Lahontan Valley early Wednesday morning resulted in two separate vehicle crashes south of Fallon that occurred within two hours of each other.

Nevada health exchange sign-ups appear to outpace last year

LAS VEGAS — Health exchange sign ups in Nevada’s open enrollment period this year appear to be outpacing last year.

Legislative Commission approves tentative budget for coming biennium

The Legislative Commission on Wednesday voted to forward the legislative branch budget to the executive branch Finance Office. Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Rick Combs said the tentative budget totals just more than $64 million in General Fund dollars over the coming biennium.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks counterfeit suspects

Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of two individuals, pictured, allegedly involved in passing counterfeit money at multiple Carson City businesses. Anyone with information can contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 775-283-7853, or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900. Tips also can be texted to 847411 (TIP411) keyword SW, or they can be submitted at www.secretwitness.com

Ynez (Kidley) Justine Kyte

Ynez (Kidley) Justine Kyte passed away at her Fallon residence on December 18, 2016 after a short illness, with her family by her side.

First day of winter

A gloomy day awaits the valley on the first day of winter: Today Rain and snow showers before 10 am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 10 am and 1 pm. High near 43. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

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Churchill County School District Board President Clay Hendrix, right, recognizes trustee Dr. Greg Koenig for his 12 years of service to the district and strengths as a leader.

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Churchill County High School science teacher Karl Marsh and his students take several aerial photographs of the school’s music building construction nearing completion.

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The projected goal was to raise at least 240 scarves, but the Our Angels With Flowers program collected about 50 more over the goal.

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Intimate Designs Floral LLC owner Lori Morris, right, donates one of the scarves to a local senior.

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Aja Harger's third grade class from Carson Montessori caroled at Sue Jesch's home Dec. 14, and brought her roses and gifts.

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Deer make their way to an apple tree on Dec. 16 in snowy Virginia City. Photo by Tom Hequet, who said the mining town is as much full of deer as it is horses year round.

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Tim Terry photographed Carson City looking north from the Rinckel Mansion.

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Owen and Garrett Streeter are selling two handcrafted chess sets they made at the holiday craft fair inside the Carson Mall. The fair is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Dec. 24.

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Madison, Bethany and Tyler Ellis sell HalleluYah Honey and beeswax candles at the holiday craft fair inside the Carson Mall.

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Recipe: Holiday appetizer or salad with Gulf shrimp by Charlie Abowd

I have no idea where 2016 went, but here we are in December, with 2017 waiting just around the corner.

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Nevada's Leland King II, left, and Washington's Noah Dickerson vie for a rebound in the first half Sunday, Dec. 11, in Seattle.

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall in action against Washington Sunday, Dec. 11, in Seattle.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver in action against Washington in a game Sunday, Dec. 11, in Seattle.

Nevada opens with Towson in South Point Classic

LAS VEGAS — When Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman was filling out his non-conference schedule, the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic turned out to be the perfect fit.

Local roundup: Nevada hires offensive, defensive coordinators

RENO — New Nevada head football coach Jay Norvell hired Matt Mumme and Jeff Casteel to be his offensive and defensive coordinator, respectively.

Wolf Pack notebook: It’s the young and the restless for Oliver

LAS VEGAS — Nevada sophomore forward Cameron Oliver hasn’t been getting much sleep these days for two reasons.

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Sean McCormick attempts to lift his opponent during a Greenwave wrestling match.

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Greenwave wrestling assistant coach Dan Shaw, from left, wrestlers Matt Goings, Jack Swisher and Chase Hyde, and head coach Trevor de Braga represent Fallon in the second day of action at the Reno Tournament of Champions over the weekend. The three wrestlers advanced deep in the tournament but didn't medal.

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The Fallon Golf Course's club house was closed at the start of December. It will reopen in January, when the golf course changes ownership.

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The Fallon Golf Course is still available to members during the closure; games can still be played, but none of the facilities can be used.

Fallon misses at medaling at RTOC

It doesn’t get any tougher than last weekend for the Greenwave wrestling team.

Teeing up for New Years changes

The Fallon Golf Course closed recently in preparation for getting new management at the end of the year.

Recreation NEWS

CHURCHILL COUNTY New Year’s Eve Bonfire: City of Fallon and the Churchill County Parks and Recreation is bringing you another year of fireworks and fun at the annual bonfire on Dec. 31 at 6 p.m.

Greenwave falls to Vikings

Despite a harrying offense from behind, the Greenwave could not overcome the South Tahoe Vikings Friday at the Elmo Dericco gym.

LADY WAVE CRUSHES SOUTH TAHOE

Friday night saw a fairly one-sided girls’ basketball game in the Elmo Dericco gym.

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A good mattress can help in making a person feel more restful.

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Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 989 in Reno pose with Leroy Strong, second from left, Strong, who served in Vietnam in the mid-1960s, was recently recognized for his service by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services and the VVA. From left are Dee Garner, membership chair of the VVA; Strong; Hal Wakeling, chapter 989 vice president; and Linda Dickinson, president.

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150801-N-EH855-316 WATERS NEAR HAWAII (Aug. 1, 2015) An E/A-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are en route to conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington in Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai/Released)

CCSD high school music building nearly completed

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met Thursday to discuss the superintendent evaluation (see related story on p. 1), athletic coach hiring process, and building projects as well as to recognize individuals who have served CCSD.

Christmas fun facts and legends

We wanted to take this opportunity to convey our sincere appreciation to you, our most valued patients, whom we have had the immense pleasure of providing dental care to, and to those who have utilized our services during this past year, we wish you peace and goodwill. “Thank you for investing in one of your most valuable possessions, your dental health!”

Vietnam vets honor one of their own

Vietnam veteran Leroy Strong felt good that others remembered his service in the Army more than 50 years ago in a land 7,500 miles away.

Operational pause lifted for Growler, Super Hornet fleet

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Naval Air Forces directed the Growler and Super Hornet squadrons to resume normal operations after an operational pause that was put into effect following a Growler ground mishap in Whidbey Island, Friday Dec. 16.

Commission to discuss recreational marijuana permitting

The Churchill County Board of Commissioners meets tomorrow at 1:15 p.m. in the chambers at 155 N. Taylor St. The commissioners will consider and may take possible action regarding the following:

CCSD trustees stand up for superintendent

Churchill County School District’s Board of Trustees reviewed the superintendent evaluation and contract at Thursday’s meeting and responded to the previous meeting’s letter from the three employee bargaining groups.

Richard Eugene Barnard

Richard Eugene Barnard, 91 of Minden, passed away on December 14, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks help identifying woman involved in a hit and run

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman involved in a hit and run.

Man arrested on suspicion of civil protective custody says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City MONDAY At 11:08 a.m., a 60-year-old Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of civil protective custody after deputies responded to reports of an intoxicated subject at the Carson Tahoe Hospital. No bail was set.

Gene Groves

Gene Groves died at his home in Dayton, Nevada, Sunday November 13 after a long illness. Gene was blessed with uncommon strength, intelligence, and drive that served him well to lead a very productive, good life. It also served his family and friends who came to know him as someone very special. He was well loved, and he is deeply missed.

Guy R. Zavadel

Guy R. Zavadel, 54, died December 8, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Salvatore Quilici

Longtime Dayton resident Salvatore Quilici died on Saturday, December 10, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 22,1939 in Lammari (Lucca) Italy to Ruggero and Annunziata Quilici. He came to the United States in 1948. He lived on the Quilici Ranch in Dayton NV.

Marie Louise Horsley

Marie L. Horsley, age 79, long time resident of Fallon, Nevada passed away on December 12, 2016.

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Bryan Myers' quest to open a shop on Center Street was destroyed by fire in mid-November. Myers has set up a GoFundMe site to assist him with expenses.

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My mother wrote on back of this picture, “Dec. 20, 1942 Mobile, Alabama, almost 20 months old, Kenneth Paul, Beaton.” When this picture was returned with his personal items she wrote, “Richard carried this picture in his helmet each time he jumped. Died Dec. 3, 1943.”

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Private Richard E. Daigle was a paratrooper in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, “The Screaming Eagles.” This picture was taken before he was recruited to the First Special Service Force, “The Devil’s Brigade.”

Wolf Pack basketball needs bench to step up, says Joe Santoro (commentary)

Eric Musselman uttered six words in the same sentence one right after the other after last Wednesday night that we never thought he’d ever say in public.

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A group of about 40 protesters gathered outside the Capitol Monday morning just hours ahead of the electoral college vote in Nevada.

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Juan Brena, 14 creates a gingerbread house during the Make Your Own Gingerbread House event at the Carson City Library on Sunday in Carson City.

Board of Examiners approves contract with prisons, university system

The Board of Examiners on Monday approved a contract between the Department of Corrections and the university system to evaluate programs designed to reduce recidivism among newly released prison inmates. The $232,296 contract is part of a near-$1 million federal grant that Director James Dzurenda said is designed to change the culture and reduce the number of inmates who commit new offenses and return to prison. The university system will help develop improved programming to help inmates become successful in society after their release. He told lawmakers last week that it’s important because 88 percent of the state’s 14,000 inmates will eventually return to the streets.

Willard (Willie) Thomas Banta

Willard (Willie) Thomas Banta passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at home with his family by his side. He was 74 years of age.

Eusebio Zepeda Gonzalez

Eusebio Zepeda Gonzalez, long time Fallon resident, passed away from injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident on December 15, 2016.

Mary Agnes Moretto

Mary Agnes Moretto, born in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Erwin and Agnes Roeglin, passed away December 15th with her family by her side.

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Guests leave the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery after Saturday's Wreaths Across America program.

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Wreaths line the columbarium.

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U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Jonathan West, left, and Sea Cadet Hunter Smith, both from Fallon, place a wreath to honor the U.S. Army.

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Guests listen to opening remarks before wreaths are placed.

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Volunteers place wreaths at veterans' gravesites.

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Phonchana Johnson, a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Reno, renders a salute after placing a wreath.

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Brett Palmer, left, listens as Tom Draughon delivers remarks during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. Both men are members of the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition.

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Hundreds of volunteers and family members place wreaths at the gravesites.

140 years late, Nevada veteran lauded with Medal of Honor

RENO — An Army veteran who died without knowing he won the nation’s highest medal of bravery is getting the honor he’s been owed for nearly 140 years.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval still confident Davis family is intent on moving Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Monday he’s still confident the Davis family remains committed to move the Raiders to Las Vegas.

Gail Irene Williams

Gail was a daughter, sister, and mother who was loved, and by God’s grace began to truly love those around her. A woman plagued by wrong choices throughout her life, Gail found joy in her daughter and in her many pets through the years. She will be missed by her family that she had grown to love, and who grew to love her this past year. 1 Corinthians 13.

Group of 40 in Carson City protest against President Trump; Republican surpasses 270 electoral votes

A group of about 40 protesters gathered outside the Capitol Monday morning just hours ahead of the electoral college vote in Nevada chanting “Vote your conscience, not for Trump.”

William L. Bunch

After a brief battle with cancer, William “Bill” Bunch passed away December 16 at the Carson Tahoe Hospital surrounded by his family.

Bruce Coulter

Bruce Coulter, age 87, of Carson City, died at Carson Tahoe Hospital, December 11, 2016.

Elmer (Ed) Walter Waterhouse

Elmer (Ed) Walter Waterhouse was born on July, 29, 1921. He died quietly in his sleep on December 18, 2016.

Phyllis LaRena Dakins

Phyllis LaRena Dakins of Carson City passed away peacefully on December 4, 2016, just a few days after her 96th birthday. Phyllis was born on November 30, 1920 to Fred and Lucille (Batson) Meekins in St. Anthony, Iowa. She grew up there with her three brothers, Jerry, Leland, and Loren, and graduated from St. Anthony High School. Despite financial struggles, the Meekins home was always filled with music. Lucille was an accomplished pianist, and Phyllis often blended her alto voice with Jerry’s tenor, performing duets at church functions, community events, and occasionally, on the radio.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 5:05 p.m., a 54-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of battery warrant after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 400 block of Corbett Street. Bail was set at $500.

CCSO looking for missing Fallon girl

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating a juvenile runaway.

Wreaths Across America honor those who served

FERNLEY — An elderly woman had just placed a wreath at her husband’s gravesite Saturday during the nationwide Wreaths Across America, an event to honor the men and women who served in the military.

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Wreaths line the columbarium.

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Guests leave the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery after Saturday's Wreaths Across America program.

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Volunteers place wreaths at veterans' gravesites.

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Guests listen to opening remarks before wreaths are placed.

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U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Jonathan West, left, and Sea Cadet Hunter Smith, both from Fallon, place a wreath to honor the U.S. Army.

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Brett Palmer, left, listens as Tom Draughon delivers remarks during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. Both men are members of the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition.

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Phonchana Johnson, a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Reno, renders a salute after placing a wreath.

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Hundreds of volunteers and family members place wreaths at the gravesites.

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Pat Cate gets her first visit from volunteers of the Friends to All program.

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The Pradere family heads over to the apartments of seniors to deliver gifts.

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From left, Pete Pradere as Santa gives senior Pat Cate her gifts along with his daughter, Sarah, and her son, Henry.

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Friends to All founder Gwen Currie Pradere knocks on Pat Cate's door Saturday morning to deliver donated items.

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Friends to All volunteer Kristi Hughes brought along her daughter, Bella, to donate gifts to seniors such as Mitsu Uramoto.

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Mitsu Uramoto opens her door Saturday morning on Musser Street to a surprise visit from the Friends to All program.

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Friends to All volunteers divided up into 12 teams and visited seniors Saturday morning.

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Kevin Broward, as Santa, gives Mitsu Uramoto a hug after delivering her gifts.

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Mitsu Uramoto opens her door Saturday morning on Musser Street to a surprise visit from the Friends to All program.

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Diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in April 2015, 4-year-old Logan Smith shows a big smile to Santa after receiving a candy cane and train whistle Saturday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

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Santa hands out candy canes to kids on Old No. 25 Saturday in Carson City.

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Danton Vidovich, 10, who finished chemotherapy in January, operates the controls of Old No. 25 Saturday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

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13-year-old Holden Egelston takes a photo with Santa and his elves Michelle Hawkins (left) and Shylin Roberts (right) Saturday at Adele's.

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9-month-old Jhett Jameson has a photo with Santa Saturday at Adele's.

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Mayor Bob Crowell's grandchildren Lindsey and Ashley Harris have a photo with St. Nick Saturday at Adele's.

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'Cookies With Santa' was very well attended again this year at Adele's.

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2-year-old Jemma Wirtanen is all smiles as she sits on Santa's lap Saturday during 'Cookies With Santa' at Adele's in Carson City.

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Dana Whaley, general manager of Carson City Toyota presents Tawnya Cook with her gift card for winning during the Nevada Appeal’s 12 Days of Giving. Each day a new contest begins. Register for your chance to win at www.nevadaappeal.com.

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Dana Whaley, general manager of Carson City Toyota presents Tawnya Cook with her gift card for winning during the Nevada Appeal’s 12 Days of Giving

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The Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge recently provided winter clothes to some students from C.C. Meneley Elementary School. Students were provided sweatshirts complete with the “Mountain Lions” logo. Each child also received gloves, knit hats, and a winter coat and three books that were picked for them by their teachers. This effort was funded by Elks member donations and a Beacon Grant from the Elks National Foundation in Chicago. The grant also will provide funding shoes, socks and other clothing needed at the school. From the left are Elk member Mike Corral; Phoenix, Zion and Bryce Terhune; Mr. Terhune and Elk Member Anne Marie Neacy.

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Autumn Rulapaugh and Jeremiah Beauford of Pioneer High School represented the Carson City School District at speech and debate tournaments at Elko and McQueen high schools.

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Jeremiah Beauford, PHS student, and Jourdan Rowbottom, PHS teacher.

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The nonprofit Misfits Theater Group dedicated net ticket sales from its recent play, ‘The Love Child,’ to the Dayton Food Pantry and the Dayton Senior Center. Funds were distributed between these organizations so that members of the community could have a merrier Christmas. In addition to ticket sales, donations were made by private patrons and the Pioneer Crossing Casino. From left: Ali Trier, director of Dayton Valley Food Pantry; Kay Thornburg, president of Misfits Theater Group; Carol Bauer, director of “The Love Child;” and Stephanie Wolf, director of Dayton Senior Center. Play cast and crew are in the background.

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Ogres-Holm Pottery Studio is now open inside the Carson Mall. Shown is Jo Moore, co-owner, with her husband Merrill Moore looking over her shoulder, as she demonstrates her technique on a pottery wheel. The studio is open to artists who wish to learn or hone their pottery skills. Unique one-of-a-kind pottery created by the Moore’s and resident artists is for sale within the store and make perfect gifts.

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Representatives from Stand Tall attended the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act anniversary celebration at the Governor’s Mansion. High school student Cimberlyn Andrus talked about the importance of awareness of the health effects of tobacco use and second hand smoke. Other Stand Tall members present were Ileen Tracy, Linnea Sutton, and Ann Marie Fimby of Silver Stage High School; Destiny Gilbert and Jacob Pry-Were from Dayton High School; Christina Hegstad and Kevin Smith from Yerington High School and Savannah Clark and Kennedy Lyon-Lindersmit from Fernley High School. Kathy McIntosh and Tammy Sutton, certified community health workers with Healthy Communities, also attended.

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Brenda, Jaye, Sue and Jan at Fleet Reserve Association’s annual Christmas party in Gardnerville.

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Billie and Kenneth Luther of Dayton are coming up on 60 years of marriage.

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Chris Lyons, left, and Daniel Chavez compete during the Western Nevada College Robot Olympics, part of the school's Jump Start College program. Looking on is Linda Whitehill, WNC community education coordinator.

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Luis Rowell brings his flashlight-guided robot to the finish of a maze during the Western Nevada College Robot Olympics, part of the school's Jump Start College program. From left are, Linda Whitehill, WNC community education coordinator, Emily Howarth, WNC professor of electronics and industrial technology and student Aaron Fischer.

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Two pallets filled with American union-made coats, wait for distribution to their new homes with Douglas County school children.

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Nico Salm and Elise Brady prepare for the CHS Dodgeball Tournament.

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CHS Speech and Debate competed in the McQueen tournament last weekend. The team earned over 50 top three or perfect points on ballots during the two-day event.

Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge donate clothes, books to local students

The Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge recently provided winter clothes to some students from C.C. Meneley Elementary School. Students were provided sweatshirts complete with the “Mountain Lions” logo.

Misfits Theater Group gives to Dayton nonprofits

The nonprofit Misfits Theater Group dedicated net ticket sales from its recent play, ‘The Love Child,’ to the Dayton Food Pantry and the Dayton Senior Center. Funds were distributed between these organizations so that members of the community could have a merrier Christmas.

Carson City area senior lunch menus for Dec. 19-23, 2016

Note: Menus for week of Dec. 19 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:

Stand Tall students from Lyon County celebrate Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act

Representatives from Stand Tall attended the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act anniversary celebration at the Governor’s Mansion. High school student Cimberlyn Andrus talked about the importance of awareness of the health effects of tobacco use and second hand smoke.

Billie and Kenneth Luther of Dayton celebrate 60th anniversary

Billie Jenera and Kenneth E. Luther Sr., 14-year residents of Dayton, are celebrating their 60th anniversary on Dec. 27.

Nevada Wolf Pack needs to get bench more involved says Darrell Moody

There hasn’t been much on the negative side when talking about Nevada’s fast start in men’s basketball.

Carson High’s Sheldon Miller takes 5th at Reno Tournament of Champions | Prep roundup

RENO — Sheldon Miller’s first goal was to make it to the second day of the prestigious Tournament of Champions, and the second was to medal.

Fernley man inducted into honor society | Education achievements

Jon Stryder Starich of Fernley was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi on Nov. 17 at Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga.

Nevada elector: Electoral College baffles friends overseas

RENO — A native of East India, Dr. Rachakonda Prabhu is having a hard time explaining the Electoral College to his friends around the world.

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This image released by Tipsy Elves shows a holiday-themed sweater featuring a llama. With Christmas and Hanukkah bumping together this year _ Hanukkah begins on Dec. 24 _ llamas have become an oddball theme on ugly sweaters, gift wrap, greeting cards and other items for both holidays. (Tipsy Elves via AP)

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This image released by Barry Sellers shows a holiday-themed T-shirt featuring a llama. With Christmas and Hanukkah bumping together this year _ Hanukkah begins on Dec. 24 _ llamas have become an oddball theme on ugly sweaters, gift wrap, greeting cards and other items for both holidays. (Barry Sellers via AP)

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Carson's Jake Roman is in a spot of bother Friday during a match at the Reno Events Center.

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14 wrestling mats are in action at the Tournament of Champions at the Reno Events Center Friday.

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Carson's Seth Reichelt has a California wrestler in trouble Friday at the Tournament of Champions.

Carson High boys and girls basketball teams pick up wins at Hug | Prep roundup

RENO — It wasn’t the prettiest of starts, but in the long run it didn’t make any difference.

Friday, December 16

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From left: Captain Ron Santos (paramedic), Engineer Dennis Cote (paramedic), Captain Jeff James (paramedic) during a pediatric care simulation.

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Clouds hover over the Topsy Lane shopping center. Nicole Wiencek, who submitted the photo, said the oblong clouds look like an alien invasion over the capital city.

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Becca Melino accepts her gift card from Carson Tahoe Auxiliary Gift Shop as part of the Nevada Appeal's 12 Days of Giving. Go to nevadaappeal.com for your chance to win. The 12 Days of Giving runs through Dec. 23.

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Ace's mascot 'Archie' helps CCSO Deputy Dan Jones load the back of his vehicle Friday at Greater Nevada Credit Union.

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong and Sgt. Daniel Gonzales pose for a photo by the Christmas tree at Greater Nevada Credit Union with Ace's baseball team mascot 'Archie' Friday.

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John Rupert, 15, killed a buffalo this year using a bow and arrow on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, MT.

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The silver bolo tie made by Dayton’s Jon Austin was feature in the Parade Magazine’s gift guide. The tie is available at the Legislative gift shop.

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Carson High School NJROTC students compete in a cardboard vessel competition at the Aquatics Facility in Carson City on Wednesday.

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Carson High School Naval Junior ROTC students compete in a cardboard vessel competition at the Aquatics Facility in Carson City, Nev. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Jennifer Arellano, 17, and her fellow Carson High School Naval Junior ROTC students compete in a cardboard vessel competition at the Aquatics Facility in Carson City on Wednesday.

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Nathan Gonzales, 18, with Carson High School Naval Junior ROTC, paddles a cardboard vessel across the pool at the Aquatics Facility in Carson City on Wednesday. Gonzales’ team won the competition with eight trips across the pool.

Nevada Attorney General: All inmates must provide DNA samples under state law

The Attorney General’s office has issued an opinion saying state statutes require DNA samples be collected from all prison inmates convicted of a felony no matter when the conviction happened.

Carson boys basketball team picks up win at Hug | prep roundup

RENO — It wasn’t the prettiest of starts, but in the long run it didn’t make any difference.

Miller leads four wrestlers into second day at TOC

RENO – A small contingent of Carson High wrestlers will carry the torch into the second day of the Tournament of Champions at the Reno Event Center.

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A 2001 black C-Class Mercedes Benz driven by Steven Murray, 54, crossed over the center yellow lines and struck the left front of a green Honda Civic. The driver of the Honda, Stephen Johnson, died at the scene.

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A white Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Michaela Cresta, 21, of Silver Springs, ran over debris from the crash but did not collide with the two other vehicles..

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A green Honda Civic was driven by Stephen Johnson, 25, of Silver Springs. Johnson died at the scene.

Update: NHP identifies driver of highway 50 fatal crash

A vehicle crash involving a cow on U.S. Highway 50 killed a Fallon man Thursday night near mile marker 90 in Churchill County.

Driver of fatal Fernley crash charged with DUI, possession of meth

The Nevada Highway Patrol released details today of a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured another on Wednesday.

Man arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 11:03 a.m., a 26-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near Roop and Washington streets. Bail was set at $3,000.

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers “Noxious Weeds and Weed Law” Jan. 26 as part of their green industry training. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 24 – Feb. 16, teaching sustainable horticulture to local industry professionals.

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Shot of a mature woman lying back on her sofa listening to music on a digital tablet

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Shot of a mature woman lying back on her sofa listening to music on a digital tablet

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 in Fallon recognizes a Churchill County High School student who placed first locally in the Voice of Democracy essay contest. From left are Dick Hurstak, post commander; CCHS freshman Ashbee Trotter; Mac McLean, senior vice commander; and Donna Bettencourt, president of the VFW Auxiliary.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars recognized two Churchill County Middle School students for their participation in the Patriot's Pen essay contest. From left, Mac McLean, senior vice commander; Britney McArthur, first place; Dick Hurstak, post commander; Anbar Peres, second place; and Donna Bettencourt, president of the VFW Auxiliary.

Fallon students advance to state judging

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 and its auxiliary recognized three Churchill County students this week for their participation in an essay contest sponsored by the national service organization.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 in Fallon recognizes a Churchill County High School student who placed first locally in the Voice of Democracy essay contest. From left are Dick Hurstak, post commander; CCHS freshman Ashbee Trotter; Mac McLean, senior vice commander; and Donna Bettencourt, president of the VFW Auxiliary.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars recognized two Churchill County Middle School students for their participation in the Patriot's Pen essay contest. From left, Mac McLean, senior vice commander; Britney McArthur, first place; Dick Hurstak, post commander; Anbar Peres, second place; and Donna Bettencourt, president of the VFW Auxiliary.

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Finn Few, 3, and Jace's younger brother, helps carry the hot commodity of toilet paper before their mom and Parent Teacher Organization president, Sheila Washington, seals up the military care packages.

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Lahontan Elementary School first-graders Ruth Fisher, 6, left, and Jace Few, 7, pack a box almost as big as they are to send to Nevada Army National Guard units stationed in Kuwait during Christmas.

Lahontan, Numa students hope to make troops happy

Lahontan Elementary School and its Parent Teacher Organization as well as Numa Elementary are sending brimming holiday care packages to military service members stationed overseas.

Weekend weather

A band of light snow showers has developed early Friday morning over Eastern Sierra County, the Greater Reno/Sparks Metro area, and along and just north of Interstate 80 from Patrick to Lovelock. Snow totals will range from a dusting up to a half inch from this band and could impact the morning commute. Allow extra time for your drive this morning and be prepared for icy conditions.

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Finn Few, 3, and Jace's younger brother, helps carry the hot commodity of toilet paper before their mom and Parent Teacher Organization president, Sheila Washington, seals up the military care packages.

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Lahontan Elementary School first-graders Ruth Fisher, 6, left, and Jace Few, 7, pack a box almost as big as they are to send to Nevada Army National Guard units stationed in Kuwait during Christmas.

Thursday, December 15

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Jaden DeJoseph shoots a free throw in the first half against Reed Thursday night.

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Junior Lauren Lemburg drives around a Reed defender Thursday night in Sparks.

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Ku'ulei Haupu (32) drives to the bucket against Reed Thursday in Sparks.

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Tez Allen (20) is fouled on the way to the bucket Thursday night at Reed.

Lawmakers approve $1 million to continue testing backlogged rape kits

The Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved a $1.17 million federal grant to continue testing the state’s backlog of sexual assault kits. That backlog reached nearly 8,000 rape kits, some of them dating back to the 1980s.

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Jakki Ford with Peter Supersano on keyboards perform Saturday morning as part of the Jazz and Beyond Music Festival at the Greenhouse Garden Center.

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Adventure photographer/videographer Corey Rich speaks on 'Embracing Discomfort' Friday afternoon at TEDx Carson City.

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Reggy Marks, Chris Webster and Tracy Walton are the front three for the band Mumbo Gumbo who played on the opening night of the Levitt Amp Concert Series at the Brewery Arts Center/ Minnesota Street stage Saturday evening.

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Bailey Gumm and her autistic brother Alex give each other knuckles after Bailey's talk on autism Friday.

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Carson City attorney John Rutledge speaks on how America's lawyers and legal system need to change at TEDx Carson City Friday.

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Master of Ceremonies Ian Hill introduces the next speaker Friday at the Brewery Arts Center.

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Marc Kennard of Carson City purchases blackberries from Yeng Vue of Chuck's Farm of Marysville, Calif. Saturday.

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Cheyenna Burrows of Minton Farm Fresh out of Yuba City, Calif. arranges fruit at their booth Saturday at the 3rd & Curry Street Farmer's Market.

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Court Cardinal, president of Casino Fandango presents Teresa Di Loreto, Executive Director and Dan Morgan, Director from the Nevada Military Support Alliance with a $5,000 check Thursday. Casino Fandango raised the money during a $10,000 Veteran's Day promotion in November.

Pack: Battle tested, battle born

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The best men’s basketball team in the Mountain West right now plays its home games at Lawlor Events Center.

Pro soccer comes to Carson City area

LOS ANGELES — United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) has announced the Western Nevada Football Club has joined the league and will participate in the Pro Premier Division.

Finally at full strength, Carson rolls past Reed

SPARKS — The Carson Senators are finally at full strength, and that’s bad news for the rest of the Northern Nevada 4A basketball teams.

Vegas man charged over bogus signatures on Green Party petition

LAS VEGAS — A man trying to help the Green Party get its candidates on the Nevada ballot is accused of falsifying signatures and listing people’s addresses on a petition without their permission, according to an indictment announced on Thursday.

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Jody Hedgcorth, Kids Christmas Coordinator for Western Nevada Supply, greets volunteers at Walmart on Topsy Lane.

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Jaden and Nicholas, Boys & Girls Club members from Carson Valley, finished their shopping and were headed out to visit with Santa.

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Dink Getty, owner of Genoa Trees (center), and friend Laurel Wilson, escort their Boys & Girls Club shopper into the store during the Western Nevada Supply Kids Christmas Shopping Spree last Saturday.

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Rick Reviglio (right), president and general manager of Western Nevada Supply, Katie Leao, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada (center) and Kathie D’Avolio, at the Western Nevada Supply Kids Christmas Shopping Spree last Saturday.

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Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Ben Bianchi and Deputy Chief Probation Officer Ali Banister go over a case file in their office.

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Newly appointed Chief of Juvenile Probation Services Ali Banister stands in front of the Murphy- Bernardini Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

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The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley is participating in Saturday's “Wreaths Across America" recognition program.

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The Lyon County Sheriff's Office and Human Services are movinginto a new building in Silver Springs.

Estate planning and blended families

Most of us need to do some type of estate planning, but it’s especially important if you are part of a “blended” family. And the best time to start is now — before these plans need to be implemented.

Here’s your retirement to do list

At this time of year, your life is probably more hectic than usual — so you may have assembled an impressive “to do” list. This can be a helpful tool for organizing your activities in the near future — but have you ever thought of developing a “to do” list for long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement? If not, you may want to think about it – and here are a few list-worthy items to consider:

Lahontan, Numa students hope to make troops happy

Lahontan Elementary School and its Parent Teacher Organization as well as Numa Elementary are sending brimming holiday care packages to military service members stationed overseas.

Fallon students advance to state judging

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 and its auxiliary recognized three Churchill County students this week for their participation in an essay contest sponsored by the national service organization.

Pioneer history can be found in Genoa

Two of the best places to learn about Nevada’s earliest history are the Genoa Courthouse Museum and Mormon Station State Park, both located in the historic town of Genoa, which is 12 miles south of Carson City via U.S. 395 and State Route 206.

Unlikely wonders and the wind

“Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders” (Workman Publishing) by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton is a marvelous compendium of some of the most little known, unknown and intriguing places you’re likely to encounter.

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Paul Hester III pleaded no contest to charges of possession of a controlled substance after being found with methamphetamine; the defense requested he be referred to the mental health court. The proceedings were suspended and Hester placed on probation not to exceed three years.

Fallon man seeks help because of fire

A mid-November fire in freezing temperatures has left a Fallon man feeling hopeless.

Treasurer’s office offers money-savings tips

Carson City — The Nevada State Treasurer’s Office recommends three money saving tips this holiday season, including giving the gift of a college savings account. The tips include making a budget, cutting back on the extras and gifting creatively.

BUSINESS BRIEFS

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY More than 4.5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU).

LCSO moves into new Silver Springs building

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and Lyon County Human Services have moved into their new building at 620 Lake Avenue in Silver Springs, said Jeff Page, county manager.

Classes for landscapers and nursery workers

RENO — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, will offer a series of eight classes for those in the green industry beginning Jan. 24, 2017.

Volunteers to place wreaths at veterans’ cemetery

Volunteers are prepared on Saturday to lay about 7,500 wreaths on veterans’ graves and along the columbarium at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

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Cameron Oliver drives to the bucket against UC Irvine Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

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Coach Eric Musselman acknowledges the crowd following the Pack's win against Irvine Wednesday.

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Lindsey Drew at the foul line late in the game Wednesday.

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Jordan Caroline powers to the hoop against the UC Irvine Anteaters Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Guard Josh Hall goes to the bucket for two against the Anteaters of UC Irvine Wednesday.

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Pack guard D.J. Fenner (15) pops a jump shot over the top of UC Irvine's 7-2 center Ioannis Dimakopoulos (12) Wednesday night.

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The Pack's Marcus Marshall drives towards the bucket Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

RAINING BASKETS

RENO — It was raining 3s all night Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Dalton Kaady makes the run up to the basket at Fernley High School as part of Tuesday night's win.

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Hayden Strasdin (left) goes to block a shot by Fernley's Ren Arroyo during the Greenwave's Tuesday game in Fernley.

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Leilani Otuafi (left) tries to block Lady Vaquero Jaiden Sullivan's advance during the Lady Wave's away game in Fernley.

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Hannah Evans leaps to make a basket, opposed by the Lady Vaqueros, during the Lady Wave's away game against Fernley.

Fallon outlasts Fernley

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and for the Fernley and Fallon boys basketball teams, no example proves that more than Tuesday night

Late run carries Lady Wave past Fernley Vaqueros

Through three quarters, the Fernley girls basketball team was giving the best team in the Northern 3A all it could handle.

Coach K helps Cardinals QB to Heisman

Chris Klenakis is an unsung hero of college football.

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A dreary weather forecast is on the cards for today, but a system should clear out later, bringing partly sunny skies and highs in the 30s on Saturday.

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Jordan Caroline powers to the hoop against the UC Irvine Anteaters Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

Nevada IFC approves $1 million federal grant to reduce recidivism by inmates after release

Lawmakers on Thursday approved a nearly $1 million federal grant Corrections Director James Dzurenda said is designed to change the culture within Nevada’s prison system and greatly reduce recidivism after inmates are released. He said the $978,102 grant under the Second Chance Act “will provide us the tools so we can change their behavior before they go home.”

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 6:56 p.m., a 27-year-old Mound House woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny and violation of bail conditions after deputies responded to reports of a woman taking items from the Market Street Walmart. Bail was set at $3,250.

Nearly 100 mph winds in Sierra

RENO — Winds are gusting to nearly 100 mph over the ridgetops of the Sierra Nevada, downing power lines in the Reno area and slowing traffic ahead of a major winter storm off the Pacific. NV Energy reports more than 2,400 customers were without power in the Reno area before noon Thursday.

Nevada graduation rate improves to 73.6 for Class of 2016

LAS VEGAS — State officials say Nevada’s public high school graduation rate is up almost 3 percentage points from the previous year. The Nevada Department of Education says the graduation rate for the Class of 2016 is 73.6 percent. That’s up from 70.8 percent in 2015.

Mary R. (DeDe) Westerberg

Mary R. (DeDe) Westerberg, of Carson City, Nevada, died on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at her residence in Skyline Estates. The cause of death was heart failure.

LCSO arrests Mason Valley man for murder

A Mason Valley man was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of his wife in March.

Lynn Klinger Bryant

Lynn Klinger Bryant was called home to the Lord on December 9, 2016 after a brave 3 ½ year fight with brain cancer. She was surrounded by her family.

Louis Ora Shade

Louis Ora Shade, long time resident of Fallon passed away at Tahoe Pacific on December 13, 2016. Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home, Crematory and Cemetery 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, Nevada 89406

James Emmett Stone

James Emmett Stone passed away December 13, 2016 in Fallon, Nevada.

Strong wind, rain on tap today for Fallon

A mix of unsettled weather has moved into Northern Nevada. The front swept across Nevada bringing strong, gusty winds. Chance of rain in the Lahontan Valley is 60 percent later in the day and 100 percent during the night.

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Coach Eric Musselman acknowledges the crowd following the Pack's win against Irvine Wednesday.

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Cameron Oliver drives to the bucket against UC Irvine Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

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Lindsey Drew at the foul line late in the game Wednesday.

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Jordan Caroline powers to the hoop against the UC Irvine Anteaters Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Guard Josh Hall goes to the bucket for two against the Anteaters of UC Irvine Wednesday.

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Pack guard D.J. Fenner (15) pops a jump shot over the top of UC Irvine's 7-2 center Ioannis Dimakopoulos (12) Wednesday night.

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The Pack's Marcus Marshall drives towards the bucket Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Wednesday, December 14

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Five Northern Nevada robotic teams competed in seven rounds of the FIRST Tech Challenge at Western Nevada College Wednesday night.

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Five Northern Nevada robotic teams competed in seven rounds of the FIRST Tech Challenge at Western Nevada College Wednesday night.

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From left, Team Captain members Casanova Segura, 13; Stuart McElhany, 17 and Henry Sturm, 18, compete in the robotic FIRST Tech Challenge at Western Nevada College.

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Five Northern Nevada robotic teams competed in seven rounds of the FIRST Tech Challenge at Western Nevada College Wednesday night.

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Five Northern Nevada robotic teams competed in seven rounds of the FIRST Tech Challenge at Western Nevada College Wednesday night.

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Five Northern Nevada robotic teams competed in seven rounds of the FIRST Tech Challenge at Western Nevada College Wednesday night.

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The Sonic Screwdrivers were the only all-femalemiddle school group in the competition, from Eagle Valley.

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Reno's Coral Academy of Science won the FIRST Tech Challenge Wednesday night at Western Nevada College.

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The captains of Team Captain, Allan Huntington and Henry Sturm, program their robot for battle.

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Rylan Fancher, 15, far right, shows his teammates of Team Captain how to use controls for their robot before the competition.

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Casanova Segura, 13, prepares his team robot with programming.

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Deputy James Boggan, Sgt. John Hitch, Sgt. Darrin Sloan, Deputy Dan Jones and Deputy Jerrod Adams accept their Medal of Valor and Meritorious Service Medal for their actions during the 2014 Sand Mountain shooting.

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong congratulates newly promoted Sgt. Matthew Smith and his daughter Wednesday.

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Carson City Sheriff's Volunteer Coordinator Ken Smith accepts his award for Civilian Employee of the Year.

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Carson City Sgt. Daniel Gonzales accepts his award for Supervisor of the Year.

Caroline takes a dive many times for Pack

RENO — Jordan Caroline might be forcing the NCAA to keep track of a new statistic.

CHS wrestlers set for Tournament of Champions

Wrestlers from 13 states, including 11 Nevada schools, will converge on the Reno Events Center for the prestigious Tournament of Champions this weekend.

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Matt Wilkerson as Elvis visits with Victoria Quintana. Wilkerson is reviving music by the King of Rock and Roll at Youth Theatre Carson City’s an annual holiday show on Saturday.

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More than 20 young performers from Youth Theatre Carson City’s Showstoppers are bringing their talent to the Community Center.

Carson City area live entertainment for Dec. 15-21, 2016

15th Annual Joyful Noise holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. today at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 449 W. King St.

Sheriff’s Log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 8:41 a.m., Johnnie Erwin, 25, of Markleeville, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and petit larceny after deputies responded to reports of an abandoned trailer at Moffitt Park.

Nevada uses 3-ball to beat Irvine

RENO — It was raining 3s all night Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

One person dies in 3-car Fernley crash

A three-vehicle crash south of Fernley killed one person Wednesday, while one person was flown to Reno on Care Flight.

Sandoval meeting with world leaders in Marrakesh, Morocco

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is headed to Marrakesh, Morocco for a conference with a diverse group of leaders from around the world.

James B. Wiebe Jr

James B. Wiebe Jr. 83 of Minden, passed away on December 14, 2016, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Renee Lee Magrini

Renee Lee Magrini, of Dayton, NV peacefully left us on Thursday morning, December 8th, 2016 at the young age of 57. Renee, the oldest of three daughters of Sandra and Paul Magrini, was born in Youngstown, OH and moved to Reno

Meri C. Ellis

Meri C. Ellis, 61, died December 13, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Kimberly Landry will soon be opening Scoups Ice Cream & Soup Bar in McFadden Plaza.

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View of Main Street in San Andreas, including the courthouse (left), in the 1930s.

Tuesday, December 13

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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell cheers on his teammates from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida International in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina will be hard pressed to keep up its undefeated start, facing two difficult tasks on the road without suspended leading scorer Sindarius Thornwell. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, claps as he attends a bill signing ceremony with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, not shown, in Las Vegas. Sandoval signed a bill into law that clears the way for a Las Vegas stadium. City and county officials are expected to vote Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, on a deal for a new $1.3 billion stadium that supporters hope will keep the Oakland Raiders in town. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders fans hold up signs about the team's possible move to Las Vegas during an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif. City and county officials are expected to vote Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, on a deal for a new $1.3 billion stadium that supporters hope will keep the Oakland Raiders in town. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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Former professional football players Ronnie Lott, second from right, and Marcus Allen embrace as former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, left, watches after a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.3 billion stadium project that might keep the Oakland Raiders in town. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2015, O.co Coliseum is reflected in a puddle before an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif. City and county officials are expected to vote Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, on a deal for a new $1.3 billion stadium that supporters hope will keep the Oakland Raiders in town. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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Former professional football players Ronnie Lott, right, and Marcus Allen speak at a media conference Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.3 billion stadium project that might keep the Oakland Raiders in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland approves negotiations on $1.3B Raiders stadium

OAKLAND, Calif. — City and county officials approved opening negotiations with an investment group on a possible $1.3 billion stadium project that supporters hope will sway the Oakland Raiders to stay.

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Frenched lamb rib chops by David Theiss.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) blocks a shot by Washington's Carlos Johnson in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Westside Pour House was one of more than 20 downtown businesses participating in the annual Holiday Crawl 2016 on Dec. 3 in Carson City. The event raises money for the Holiday With a Hero shopping day for underprivileged local kids.

Silver State gymnasts perform well in season-opening meet

Silver State Gymnastic Academy opened its season two weeks ago in Reno at the Eye Opener Meet.

Recipe: Stuffed mushrooms, mint dipping sauce for lamb chops, Deviled Deviled Eggs, by David Theiss

I was just finishing up my Thanksgiving turkey leftovers and noticed the wishbone I set in the windowsill to dry and wondered what I should wish for if I won the game.

Be prepared for cold weather this winter

When the temperature drops, there are some important steps you should take to make sure that you, your loved ones, and family pets stay safe.

Natural Living: The balance of yin and yang

Chinese Medicine teaches us the importance of balance in life, especially this time of year with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The energy of winter is “yin” in nature, we experience shorter and darker days and feel the cold penetrate into our bones. It is a time where nature has slowed into hibernation and shelters and protects itself for the coming months.

UC Irvine takes on red-hot Nevada Wolf Pack tonight | Nevada Wolf Pack college basketball

RENO — Effort is something Eric Musselman has preached since he took over the Nevada program last year, and opposing coaches always talk about how hard the Wolf Pack plays.

Rural Development invests $188 million into Nevada in 2016

The federal rural development program invested more than $188 million in rural Nevada during Fiscal 2016. The money was put into projects ranging from housing and community facilities to water systems and businesses.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Explorers hosting Spaghetti Feed Dinner fundraiser

The Carson City Sheriff’s Explorers are hosting a Spaghetti Feed on Saturday to raise money for their program.

Nevada judiciary sees 11 percent reduction in non-traffic filings

In fiscal 2016, the Nevada Supreme Court saw a 2 percent increase in case filings, a total of 2,452. The high court and the intermediate appellate court disposed of 2,565 cases. That leaves 1,740 pending cases between the two courts as of June 30.

Vikings roll against Dayton; Carson returns to action

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Tahoe outscored Dayton 17-4 in the first quarter en route to an easy 81-50 victory in a 3A boys basketball game Tuesday night.

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The Nevada Artists Association gallery, at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center, offers one of a kind, original art for sale. The not-for-profit association is exhibiting the Nevada Day Art Show through Jan. 6. The gallery offers the original works of more than 90 regional and local artists, in paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery and fine hand crafted jewelry. For holiday shoppers, the gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through Dec. 23 at 449 W. King St. Go to NevadaArtists.org.

‘It’s a healthier life’

As a Christmas gift to my readers this year, I’d like to share with you some things I’ve learned over the years. I invite you to read on for ten tips for a healthier life.

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The local Toys for Tots program is still collecting toys and cash for its annual program.

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Pack holds Washington off in last second

Nevada guard Marcus Marshall scored a mid-range jump shot off a drive with less than a second left to give the Wolf Pack an 87-85 victory over Washington on Sunday night in Seattle.

2016 winter graduates from the University of Nevada, Reno

The following area residents graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno’s December commencement ceremony Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

Helping patients and community

Fans of John Oliver, host of “Last Week Tonight” on HBO, may have seen his recent rant about how miserable the year 2016 was. In the colorful language of late-night television, he and a parade of guests bade farewell to what they called the worst year ever.

Western Nevada College President receives ed award

Western Nevada College President Chester Burton received the 2016 CoNVerge Nevada Higher Education Champion Award during last week’s education conference in Las Vegas.

Lovelock shocks Wave with huge win

Lovelock shocked the Greenwave boys basketball team Thursday as the Mustangs galloped away with a 71-40 home win against the Northern 3A team.

Holiday gifts can reduce stress

On top of the everyday stress of life, the holiday season can be one of the most hectic times of year. Unfortunately, all this additional stress can take its toll on the body, mind and soul.

Lady Wave win 2 of 3 in Roseville Tournament

The Lady Wave went 2-1 during their tournament in Roseville, Calif., last week, claiming a number of tournament honors for Fallon students.

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The booking report as presented by the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 13, 2016.

CCSD meets Thursday to give superintendent evaluation

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Old High School auditorium.

Fallon wrestles strong in Las Vegas

Five wrestlers never lost a match as the Greenwave flexed its muscles in Southern Nevada over the weekend.

Pack faces UC Irvine tonight

RENO — Effort is something that Eric Musselman has preached ever since he took over the Nevada program last year, and opposing coaches always talk about how hard the Wolf Pack plays.

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Oasis Academy senior Alyssa Stockard achieved the best score possible on the ACT and hopes to attend Brigham Young University in the fall and receive a scholarship.

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Pearl Harbor survivors Delmar Schwichtenberg (left) and Robert Lloyd stand and salute as Taps is played Wednesday morning at the Capitol.

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Churchill County High School senior December Trott, right, sings in rehearsal for the madrigal-themed dinner and concert fundraiser, "A Ceremony of Carols."

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Matthew Davis moves to block a player from Pyramid Lake during a Greenwave middle school game earlier this season.

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Matthew Davis takes a free throw shot during the Greenwave middle schooler's game against Dayton.

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Fallon's Josh Mauga (90) has been rule out for the rest of the season because of injury.

Japanese planes surprised Army Air Corps vet

Robert “Bob” Lloyd remembers the first wave of Japanese torpedo bombers flying over Oahu as if the fateful mission happened yesterday.

Oasis senior earns top ACT score

Fallon student earns top ACT score

Toys for Tots collection drive ongoing

A Toys for Tots toy distribution is Dec. 20-22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day at the Oats Park Gym, thus giving families in need the ability to enjoy toy donations for their children as well as seeing Santa and elves and partaking with the activities and refreshments.

CCMS basketball ends with double losses at tournament

The Churchill County Middle School boys’ basketball seventh graders fought hard this season, taking a second-place finish at Saturday’s league tournament in Dayton.

Fallon holiday music set to creative themes

Holiday musical performances are happening this week and next, from a sold-out madrigal dinner party fundraiser to a chance to hear the old Christmas novelty song “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” and more.

Mauga ruled out to return this season

When Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in the Chiefs’ Thursday night win over the Raiders to take control of the AFC West, there was a glimmer of hope that Fallon’s Josh Mauga could return to the field.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks information on missing runaway

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating a runaway teenager.

Carson City’s Sheriff’s Office Joining Forces program to focus on impaired driving

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be cracking down on impaired driving during the holiday season as a part of its Joining Forces program.

Man arrested on fourth DUI, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City SUNDAY At 1:33 a.m., a 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI, open container, minor consuming alcohol and failure to maintain a lane after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Carson Street and Winnie Lane. Bail was set at $1,290.

Robert Edmund Fitz

Robert Edmund Fitz, 82, left his earthly home to be with his Heavenly Father on December 9, 2016.

Genevieve S. Hasty-Ledbetter

Born in Crowley, LA to Joseph and Lucy Simar. Gennie passed away at her home in Fallon, NV.

Irene Whitney Baxter

Irene Whitney Baxter, 99, a long time resident of Fallon, was taken by an angel from The Homestead on Saturday the 10th of December.

Lieutenant Colonel James N. Madsen

Retired Lieutenant Colonel James N. Madsen, a long time Carson City resident passed away on December 10, 2016, at the age of 88.

Peggy Ruth Doughty

Peggy Ruth Doughty went to the Lord the night of Thursday, December 1st, 2016.

Oakland, county weigh $1.3B Raiders stadium financing deal

OAKLAND, Calif. — A late bid to keep the Oakland Raiders from moving took a step forward Tuesday after Alameda County supervisors approved opening negotiations with an investment group on a $1.3 billion stadium project.

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Marianne Rhoads, a senior paralegal at Rutledge Law Center admires a Christmas tree in their lobby decorated by Carson City resident Charles Adams. Adams, who has photographed many celebreties and was Muhammad Ali's personal photographer, calls his design the "Magic of Christmas."

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Cars make their way down Fairview Drive on Saturday during a story that dumped up to 5 inches of rain.

Nevada electors will certify election results on Dec. 19

The final step in certifying the results of the November election happens Monday when Nevada’s six electors meet at the state Capitol to cast their electoral college votes.

Papa Pack is back

Papa Pack is back. Chris Ault, the unofficial father of all sporting things silver and blue on north Virginia Street, has returned to the Nevada Wolf Pack football program.

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Photos of the Wungnema family are seen on the mantle over the fireplace in the Wungnema House in Mills Park. To see inside the historic site, attend an open house on Sunday, Dec. 18.

Dancing in the rain lands Carson City man in jail says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 9:20 a.m., a 52-year-old Dayton woman was arrested on suspicion of suspended driver’s license and failure to appear warrant after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Highway 50 and Deer Run Road. Bail was set at $1,240.

Carson High football hands out post-season awards

Blair Roman, Carson High football coach, said goodbye to his senior football players Sunday afternoon at the annual end-of-the-season banquet held at the Plaza Conference Center.

David M. Wedin

David M. Wedin, 74, died December 8, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Alberta J. Rensing

Alberta J. Rensing, 78, died December 12, 2016 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Lynn Helen Bryant

Lynn Helen Bryant, 68 of Carson City, passed away on December 9, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Harvey L. Clark

Harvey L. Clark, 27, died November 11, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Vincent D. Palmieri

Vincent D. Palmieri, 83, died December 10, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Dean Brownell

Dean Brownell, beloved musician, husband,father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, has left this world to play in the big jam in the sky.

Bernard Ponte

Bernard Ponte, age 90, passed away on December 5, 2016 in Reno, Nevada.

Nevada legal pot launch not expected to hurt state budget

LAS VEGAS — Nevada officials think they have enough money on hand to get a legal recreational marijuana market up and running without straining the state budget.

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Silver Stage High School students show their Western Nevada College ID cards. The Jump Start students are enrolled in instructor Emily Howarth’s (front right) Manufacturing Technician Training program.

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Western Nevada College nursing students, from left, Randall Oxoby, Kelsey Ricketts, Kendall Valdez and Robert Barlow stand in front of the Angel Tree, which is located in Cedar Building Room 231.

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Top Notch Distributors, Inc. recently completed a 33,000-square foot expansion to its Carson City location on Research Way, making it the company’s largest operation at over 60,000 square feet and 40 employees.

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A blueprint of the proposed first floor of the Ormsby House.

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The Ormsby House.

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Gov. Sandoval and Nevada National Guard in United Arab Emirates.

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Governors Sandoval, Fallin and Walker in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Gov. Sandoval in Kuwait

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Gov. Sandoval in United Arab Emirates with a soldier from Sparks.

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Gov. Sandoval in Kuwait

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Gov. Sandoval in Kuwait

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Gov. Sandoval in Kuwait

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Gov. Sandoval in Kuwait

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Gov. Sandoval in Kuwait

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Gov. Sandoval in Kuwait

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Gov. Sandoval in Bagram, Afghanistan

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Gov. Sandoval with 485th Nevada National Guard

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Gov. Sandoval with 422nd Nevada National Guard

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Gov. Sandoval in Kabul

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Governors Sandoval, Walker and Fallin in Kuwait.

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Gov. Sandoval in Kabul

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Governors Sandoval, Walker and Fallin in Bagram, Afghanistan

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Gov. Sandoval in Kabul

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Gov. Sandoval in Kabul