Stories for February 2016


Monday, February 29

WNC Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program Offers Open House Friday, March 4

Western Nevada College’s Nursing Department is hosting a Certified Nursing Assistant Open House from 1-5 p.m. Friday, March 4. The event is free to the public. Visitors will learn about training and employment opportunities for CNAs. The Open House will be in the Cedar Building, Room 100-Marlette Hall on the Carson City campus, 2201 W. College Parkway.

Nevada routs Air Force

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack couldn’t wait to take the court Wednesday night against the Air Force Falcons. “Our guys walked into Lawlor Events Center tonight thinking that they were going to win and expecting to win,” Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman said.

Colo. St. rallies to knock off Nevada

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Antwan Scott scored 23 points and John Gillon had 20 and Colorado State ended the game on a 17-5 run to defeat Nevada 76-67 on Saturday.

Carson City Emblem Club hosting murder mystery show Saturday & Sunday

Ladies of Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 are hosting an opportunity to test your detective skills and enjoy dinner at its performances of “A Taste for Wine and Murder” Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St.

Carson City Senior Center hosting dance, other events for seniors Friday

The Carson City Senior Center, 901 Beverly Drive, is rolling out new programs and activities for local seniors.

Carson City Grandma Hattie’s to host Capital Nevada Toastmaster meeting Tuesday

Capital Nevada Toastmasters is holding its weekly meeting from 12:05 to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St., Carson City.

Fundraiser to help Carson City’s Abby Golik audition in Los Angeles

A Carson City girl whose dream is to act in TV and film productions is collecting donations to cover costs of traveling to Los Angeles to attend an acting convention.

Saturday, February 27

Darrell Moody: Thanks for the memories CHS basketball

The curtain fell on the Carson High boys basketball team Thursday night, and it will go down as one of the best seasons in school history.

WNC baseball sweeps doubleheader

Oregonian Jordan Ragan said he didn’t have any extra motivation facing an Oregon team on Saturday. Ragan turned in his season-best performance to date by hurling four perfect innings in the Western Nevada College’s 10-2 baseball victory over Mount Hood Community College of Gresham, Ore., at John L. Harvey Field in Carson City.

WNC has made ‘The Game’ most rewarding

Editor’s Note: Throughout the rest of 2016 Western Nevada College baseball and softball seasons, which is the last for WNC athletics, the Appeal is featuring columns every Sunday from those who are sharing their memories of the programs.

Grizzlies best Greenwave in battle to the end

Tears were shed Friday afternoon at the Reno High School gym as the defending Nevada state champions the Spring Valley Grizzlies defeated the Greenwave varsity girls basketball team, 64-52.

Man arrested after high speed chase

A man was arrested in Minden after allegedly speeding down Highway 395 and into the town Saturday. The Nevada Highway Patrol spotted the 2015 Mercedes southbound at Jacks Valley Road. The vehicle reportedly hit speeds in excess of 100 mph southbound on 395.

Hohl to reopen Carson City’s Harley-Davidson dealership on March 1

Carson City’s Harley-Davidson dealership reopens March 1 under new but, to Carson residents, familiar ownership. Renamed Battle Born Harley Davidson, it will be veteran Carson car dealer Michael Hohl’s first venture into the motorcycle business.

Job Fair in Carson City

Douglas County recruiter Cindy McMurry speaks with unemployed veteran Al Reshaw of Minden Friday at the Carson City Community Center. The event was co-sponsored by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and Carson City Health and Human Services. Thirty-nine employers and 17 resources were present for job seekers to speak with.

Public’s help sought in robbery at Topsy Lane Ulta

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects in a robbery at the Topsy Lane Ulta. On Feb. 3, at 4:35 p.m., a female entered the store and began shopping and asking questions about the products. At 4:59 p.m., a male entered the store and walked over to the female and began talking with her then both the male and female exited the store with items in their hands without paying.

WNC baseball gains split against Mt. Hood

Chase Kaplan pounded the plate for eight innings, and was rewarded handsomely.

Carson’s season comes to an end against Coronado

RENO — Carson High’s Cinderella season came to a bitter end Thursday night.

Friday, February 26

January gaming win down statewide, but Tahoe up

Statewide gaming win dipped 2.9 percent in January because of fewer special events. But the two Lake Tahoe markets saw a significant increase, according to Gaming Control Board analyst Mike Lawton.

Roger Diez: Record-breaking Daytona 500 was one for the ages

Don’t forget, Fernley 95A Speedway is holding a meeting at the track today at noon for fans who want to get involved in racing as a track volunteer. I hope to see some of you there.

CHS, Virginia City teams honor Andreasen

RENO — Former players from Virginia City and Carson High state championship teams paid tribute to legendary coach Tom Andreasen at halftime of Thursday’s state semifinal game at Lawlor Events Center.

Body found in Carson City believed to be missing person

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is investigating a dead body found just east of Carson City. Shortly after noon on Friday, several off-road riders discovered a body in a small SUV 3- to 5-miles east of Carson City in the Pine Nut range, said Sheriff Ken Furlong.

Carson City reports 9.7 percent gain in taxable sales

Statewide taxable sales grew 5.3 percent in December compared to the same month of 2014 to a total of $5.12 billion. The picture was even better in Carson City — a 9.7 percent gain driven by a 24.5 percent increase in auto sales. That category, the capital’s largest taxable sales generator, reported $21.16 million sales out of the capital’s $86.6 million in total sales.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of trespassing, possession of marijuana

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 6:29 p.m., a 31-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of license revoked for DUI, lighted lamps required and violation of bail conditions after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the 900 block of Saliman Road. Bail was set at $4,025.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on DUI following auto crash

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 3:45 p.m., a 65-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI-drugs and obstructing an officer after deputies responded to reports of an auto crash near the 1800 block of Carson Street. Bail was set at $1,300.

Gold Hill Hotel hosting lecture with Candace Wheeler March 3

Candace Wheeler, director of the Comstock Cemetery Foundation, will present Secrets of the Silver Terrace Cemeteries on March 3 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

Douglas County Public Library in Minden participating in In-N-Out reading program

Both branches of the Douglas County Public Library are participating in the In-N-Out Burger Cover to Cover reading program that starts March 5 and runs through April 16.

Carson Valley Desert Brushes to meet March 10 at Carson City Fire Station No. 12

Members of Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet to make jeans pockets at 10 a.m. March 10 at Carson City Fire Station No. 12, 3620 Sunridge Drive.

Silver Springs Senior Center hosting carnival March 12 to help meals program

A day of games, raffles, prizes and cake walks are planned March 12, when Silver Springs Senior Center hosts March for Meals, a mini carnival to benefit Lyon County’s Meals on Wheels program.

St. Hugh of Lincoln Outreach Center hosting free breakfast, other events

Free breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Hugh of Lincoln Outreach Center, 4280 Highway 50, Silver Springs.

Retired Public Employees of Nevada to meet Tuesday at Carson City Senior Center

Captain Dwight Grover will be featured at Retired Public Employees of Nevada’s next meeting at 2 p.m. March 1 at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive.

Friends of the Smith Valley Library’s annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner is March 20

The Friends of the Smith Valley Library is serving up corned beef and cabbage at its 23rd annual St. Patty’s Day Dinner & Auction March 20 at the Community Hall on Highway 208 in Wellington, Smith Valley.

Carson City Soroptimist accepting grant requests

Soroptimist International of Carson City is once again accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in the Carson City community to receive funding grants.

Thursday, February 25

It would be silly to not honor Musselman

If the Mountain West men’s basketball coaches don’t vote the Nevada Wolf Pack’s Eric Musselman as Coach of the Year the Pack should seriously consider leaving this silly conference. Musselman has worked miracles with the Wolf Pack.

Court News

The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court. A former candidate for the Churchill County School Board in 2008 was sentenced to prison for burglary, a Category B felony.

Votes tallied for Best of Fallon

The readers’ voting, the numerous hours of counting and the notifying of winners all takes time, but the hard work is worth it.

State title is all that matters

No one cares about the regional champions. No matter how many times a team wins the regional crown, if it comes up empty in the state tournament, then all is lost.

Faith Lutheran

Nov. 27 Faith Lutheran 43, Clark 23 The Crusaders win their first game of the season at the beginning of the Liberty Tournament in Las Vegas, walking away with three wins and one loss to begin the season.

Spring Valley

Dec. 1 Spring Valley 60, Boulder City 25 The Grizzlies win their first game of the season since their state title victory last season.

Lowry Buckaroos

Dec. 3 Reno 81, Lowry 41 The Lady Bucks’ first game of the season ends in a loss on the road at the High Sierra Classic tournament.

Churchill County

Dec. 1 Fallon 72, Lassen 50 The Greenwave varsity girls team kicks off their season with a non-conference win against Lassen on the road.

Still in the running

The Lady Wave basketball team isn’t out of the running yet, as the No. 2 seed in Northern Division 1-A will face the Spring Valley Grizzlies, last year’s Nevada state champions.

The games that made the season

With this weekend being the first shot the Lady Wave has had at the state championships in several years, Fallon is looking back on the games that have shaped the team this season.

Lady Wave’s bench runs deep this season

John Wooden is a common household name when it comes to basketball. The great architect of college basketball always preached that a strong defense will win you games, even if the offense is out of rhythm that night. And as the adage goes, defense wins championships.

Lady Wave contenders: 2003 and now

Thirteen years ago, Fallon went from potentially competing for a regional title to fighting for the last remaining bid to the state tournament.

Coach profile: Anne Smith

Lady Wave basketball’s head coach Anne Smith is aiming for her team to join those from Fallon who have won state titles this school year.

Pack’s Musselman could be MW Coach of the Year

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . If the Mountain West men’s basketball coaches do not vote the Nevada Wolf Pack’s Eric Musselman as Coach of the Year the Pack should seriously consider leaving this silly conference.

Catalogs document contemporary artists’ works

Several recent catalogs documenting the work of contemporary artists are worth checking out.

Churchill Community Coalition receives national recognition

The Churchill Community Coalition staff along with two community members and a representative from Elko recently returned from a week-long Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Forum-Community Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

Science, technology bolster USDA

RENO — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the University of Montana and other partners have used Google Earth Engine to build a new interactive online map tool that, for the first time, combines layers of related data to better target invasive species damaging habitat and rangeland in western states.

The other wine country: Pahrump Valley

For the past couple of decades, the once sleepy agricultural area called the Pahrump Valley in southern Nevada has gained not only population but a couple of pretty good wineries.

In detail:The Donald trumps the Republican opposition

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump continued his domination of the Republican selection process Tuesday as he recorded huge wins both in Nevada and Churchill County where he outdistanced second-place Marco Rubio in the state’s First in the West caucus.

Allen Road crash injures 4

A three-vehicle crash on Allen Road on Tuesday caused a road closure that lasted several hours and sent four people to Banner Churchill Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Fallon’s Employee of Quarter honored

Daniel Shyne has been named the city of Fallon’s Employee of the Quarter.

A day at the bull sale

The Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale celebrated its 50th anniversary last weekend as one of the premier events of its kind in the West.

Azevedo provides valuable minutes for Carson

For the better part of the season, senior point guard Cody Azevedo would get a few minutes here and a few minutes there.

Lompa Ranch project heads to Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Planning Commission approved changes to plans for Lompa Ranch that could add apartments, condominiums and smaller lots for single-family homes to the development.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval withdraws name from Supreme Court consideration

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval today withdrew his name from the list of potential Supreme Court nominees. “Earlier today I notified the White House that I do not wish to be considered at this time for possible nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States,” he said in a statement. “I have also spoken to Senators Reid, Heller and McConnell and expressed the same desire to them.

Carson City area live entertainment

Singing and entertainment by Jack Clifton and Cedric Williams at 6 p.m. today at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St.

Carson boys basketball takes on Coronado in state semifinals

Carson High’s boys basketball team puts its 17-game win streak on the line tonight (at 8 p.m.) when it plays Coronado in the semifinal round of the NIAA Division I state tournament at Lawlor Events Center.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to sell, minor consuming

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 4:33 p.m., Zachary Foore, 18, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and minor consuming after deputies responded to reports of subjects consuming alcohol while discharging firearms at the Flint Road Carson City Rifle Range. Bail was set at $5,150.

For Pete’s sake, ‘95 was also a special year

Pete Padgett is more than 500 miles away now, but he will always have a special place in Carson High basketball lore.

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

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro (Carson, Feather River): No appearances last week. Is 0-1 this year. Adam Whitt (Carson-Houston Astros farmhand): Season has yet to start.

Carson High basketball: Asa Carter honored as co-Region Player of the Year

Carson High’s boys basketball team reaped the benefits of a successful season.

Nevada able to rally for victory without Coleman

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack rallied around a fallen leader Wednesday night.

Carson boys basketball team has had a strong second act

During its 17-game season-ending win streak, Carson High’s boys basketball team has demonstrated its ability to be a good second-half team.

Update: Trump has dominant win in Nevada; takes 14 delegates

With a big win in Nevada, Donald Trump claimed a third straight commanding victory in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. A tight race for second between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz offered little evidence that Republicans were ready to coalesce around one strong alternative to the businessman billionaire.

Wednesday, February 24

Annual Winter Wine, Spirits and All That Jazz returning to Carson City Brewery Arts Center Feb. 27

Carson City Winter Wine, Spirits and All That Jazz, an evening of wine, beer and spirit tasting, is returning Saturday to raise money for the Brewery Art Center.

Douglas County Public Library in Minden offering adult coloring program March 2

Douglas County Public Library is offering an opportunity to unplug, unwind and connect with others in its free adult coloring program from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 2.

Carson City Community Band’s annual Salute to Young Musicians concert is March 6

Elementary school students from three Carson City schools will highlight Capital City Community Band’s annual Salute to Young Musicians concert at 3 p.m. March 6 at the Carson City Community Center.

Impersonator Clint Ingbretson to perform as Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra in Virginia City

Impersonator Clint Ingbretson is performing as Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra this weekend at the Silver Queen, 28 N. C St., Virginia City.

Pepper spray assault leads to seizure of two pounds of marijuana in Carson City

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office seized nearly two pounds of marijuana following a confrontation at an AM/PM gas station Monday afternoon. Deputies responded to the South Carson Street Wendy’s for a dispute that had happened at the gas station. Logan Snyder, 20, had called 911 to report he had been in a confrontation with another man at the AM/PM and had pepper sprayed the man in the face.

Carson High’s Peter Garrett named Gatorade Player of the Year in boys soccer

Peter Garrett was the glue that held the Carson High boys soccer defense together, and last week he reaped the benefits of his success and the team’s state championship by being named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state.

Help needed in identifying Carson City burglary suspect

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying a burglary suspect. The Highway 50 Carson Treasure Thrift Store was broken into Feb. 11, and an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the establishment.

Sen. Ted Cruz takes shot at Gov. Brian Sandoval at Carson City rally

Sen. Ted Cruz used a Carson City rally on Tuesday to take a thinly veiled shot at fellow Republican and governor Brian Sandoval. He started his speech at the Brewery Arts Center objecting to politicians he says run as conservatives but change once in office.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Lake Tahoe Brewery owner arrested

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 11:32 a.m., Michael Candelario, 33, of Reno was arrested on suspicion of felony theft of property. Detectives investigated allegations Candelario, the owner of the Carson City Lake Tahoe Brewing Company, had agreed to sell equipment to another brewery in Canada, but never sent the $45,000 equipment. He was arrested at the Lake Tahoe Brewing Company. Bail was set at $25,000.

Law enforcement agencies focus on speeding drivers

More than two dozen law enforcement agencies statewide will be Joining Forces to crack down on drivers exceeding speed limits or driving too fast for road conditions today through March 7.

How Medicare covers Rx drugs

Did you know that Medicare helps pay for prescription medications? Even if you don’t take many prescriptions now, you should consider joining a Medicare drug plan. There are two ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage:

LADIES stepping out

Banner Churchill Community Hospital hosted its annual Ladies Night Out on Thursday. Attendees had opportunities to shop and share and to obtain health information. Vendors offered items including purses, makeup, health and skin care products, jewelry and more. Dr. Michelle Le also gave a presentation on preventing and recognizing heart attacks.

Rail Center moving forward in Lyon, Churchill counties

Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), Gateway Commerce Center LLC and Watco Companies, LLC (Watco) have announced a new and long awaited rail center and industrial park is set to move forward in Lyon and Churchill counties.

Lease snag shifts food hub

When one door of opportunity closes, another one opens. That’s what Rachel Dahl, executive director of the Churchill Economic Development Authority, discovered last week.

Fallon brings home state wrestling title

Many decades of shortcomings at capturing a state title, the hazing scandal that shook the region followed by an unfavorable coaching shake-up left the Greenwave wrestling team searching for a new hope, a new purpose.

Hillary by a nose

A near split of Churchill County caucus goers gave former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a narrow two-point win over U.S. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Saturday, 211-209.

Tuesday, February 23

Recipe: Corned beef and cabbage

Saint Patrick was a missionary known as the apostle of Ireland in the second half of the fifth century in Ireland. He’s considered the primary patron saint of Ireland and it was his extensive missionary work in which he became celebrated. One told fable of Saint Patrick banishing all the snakes in Ireland, chasing them into the seas after they had attacked him.

Rubio stumps in Minden day before Nevada caucuses

Ahead of the Tuesday’s caucuses, many Republican presidential hopefuls are visiting Nevada with the hope they will win the Silver State’s nomination.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office issues 26 citations at checkpoint

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office handed out more than two dozen citations during a DUI and compliance checkpoint Saturday.

‘Spooner the Bear’ children’s author at Browsers Corner Bookstore Saturday

Jake Willers was working on a video project to educate people about interacting with urban bears at the same time he was raising his little boy, Finn.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Aero Squadron celebrates 50th years

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Aero Squadron celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday with a banquet at the Governor’s Mansion.

Jace Keema basks in doing the dirty work for the Senators

Every team has a blue-collar guy, a player who does all the little things on the basketball court that only get noticed by purists.

Lake Tahoe Brewing Company owner arrested on theft charges

The owner and operator of Lake Tahoe Brewing Co., Michael Candelario was arrested on suspicion of theft Monday morning. A warrant had been issued nearly two weeks ago for Candelario’s arrest for theft of property more than $3,500. One victim has been confirmed so far to have lost $45,000 to Candelario, and more victims are being identified, said Carson City detectives.

Two die in separate Carson City crashes during weekend

Multiple crashes in Carson City claimed two lives this past weekend. The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-580 between Arrowhead Drive and College Parkway Friday at 5:12 p.m. A 55-year-old Melanie Marnne-Lawson, from Reno, was traveling southbound in the fast lane when her car swerved into the left dirt shoulder. She steered the vehicle to the right, causing her to re-enter the highway from the fast lane into the slow lane where she hit a concrete wall, said NHP Trooper Duncan Dauber.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspsicion of felony domestic battery with strangulation

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City THURSDAY At 10:56 p.m., Frank Crawford, 47, of Carson City was arrested on felony domestic battery with strangulation after deputies were stopped by a woman screaming for help at the 1300 block of Carson Street. At the same incident, a 50-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of violation of a suspended sentence. Bail for the man was set at $15,000 and bail for the woman was set at $1,000.

Nevada, Sandoval could be in middle of Supreme Court fight

Since Nevada is at ground zero in the coming mega-battle over who’s going to replace the late, great conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Let’s set the stage and clear the air.

Just one little penny

When I was a youngster, back in the dark ages, you could buy a piece of candy for a penny. And it was really great candy, too. My son Doug reminded me of this the other day when he talked about his own childhood candy memories growing up.

Alias Smith and Jones

“By their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:20 I was born and raised a Republican. I was taught that Republicans were in favor of smaller government and fiscal responsibility. As I grew up, however, I realized that the rhetoric often didn’t match the reality.

WHEN TO GET HELP: Chest discomfort, feeling tired?

Are you experiencing heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue and discomfort around your heart? You could be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder. Recognizing signs and symptoms is essential to early diagnosis and effective treatment.

Workman, McCormick bookend team state championship

Only three months had passed since they were part of history with the football team.

Unexpected title is sweeter than sweat

For those who have followed Fallon wrestling THIS SEASON, you will remember a strong Greenwave program that competed well in both the former 2A and 3A leagues in the 1970s and 1980s.

Highway patrol reports area crashes in Churchill County, Carson City

A two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 50 near Trento Lane Saturday night caused minor delays in the eastbound lane, reports the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Wave wrestling erases decades of missed opportunities

I still remember that painful loss in the 1999 Super State tournament in Elko. Louie Mori’s Greenwave wrestling team had a strong season and qualified several over the championship round but only two won state championships, including Harvey Dahl. Up next for the finale was Jim Thime facing Johnny Hall, an Owyhee heavyweight who had a sizable advantage over the Greenwave grappler

Brothers unite to win together at state

As he awaited his championship bout in the 170-pound class of the Division I-A state wrestling tournament in Primm, senior Sam Goings wasn’t worried how he would end his high school career. No, younger brother Matt was on his mind as the sophomore wrestled in not only his first state tournament but also he was competing for the top medal.

Richard G. Scott

Rich Scott was one of the last real American cowboys. He was born in Eastern California, “that part of California that was stolen from Nevada”, he always said.

Virginia Amy Hoffman

Virginia passed away in her home in Carson City surrounded by those who love her. Virginia led a life full of love, laughter, family, and travel.

Ruth Louise Dumas

Ruth Louise Dumas passed away February 17th at Carson Tahoe Hospital. She was born on June 17th, 1930 in San Francisco. Ruth was a homemaker and loved the outdoors. She had a wonderful and happy life with family and friends.

Barbara Andrae

At her request, there will be no funeral. There will be a celebration of Life on March 19th, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Churchill County Firehouse.

Bighorns host High Sierra Lacrosse League Jamboree

On Saturday, the Oasis Academy College Prep Bighorns hosted the High Sierra Lacrosse League High School Jamboree in Fallon. This event kicks off the high school lacrosse season in Northern Nevada.

Wolf Pack rallies past Wildcats to split four-game series

MESA, Ariz. – The University of Nevada baseball team rallied back to force a split of its four-game series against Northwestern, posting its second straight victory with a 10-6 win against the Wildcats on Sunday at Sloan Park. The Wolf Pack leveled its record at 2-2, rebounding from a doubleheader loss on Friday with consecutive quality victories against a Big Ten opponent on the weekend

Job fair planned Friday at Carson City Community Center

More than 35 employers and 15 resources will be on hand at a job fair — sponsored by Carson City Health and Human Services and the Chamber of Commerce — from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the gym of the Carson City Community Center. Veterans are being offered early admission at 1:30 p.m.

Lyon County Republican Central Committee to meet March 5 in Yerington

Anyone who wants to learn more about grass roots politics and meet with Republican officials can attend Lyon County Republican Central Committee’s next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at the County Office Building, 27 S. Main Street, Yerington.

Douglas County Republican Women to host Commissioner Barry Penzel March 2

Douglas County Commissioner Barry Penzel will talk about the Index Tax, which will be on the November ballot, at Douglas County Republican Women’s next meeting on March 2 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Miller, Basa win medals

PRIMM — Brandon Basa and Sheldon Miller came away with medals for Carson High at the State Division I Wrestling Championships Saturday.

VC’s season comes to an end

The Virginia City boys basketball team’s season came to an end Friday one game short of a state tournament berth in a 46-20 loss to Hawthorne in the Northern Division IV semifinals at Wooster.

VC pulls off thrilling upset

RENO — The Virginia City boys basketball team pulled off a thrilling upset to move within one win of the State Tournament.

Earnhardt Jr. favored to win Daytona 500

Young Chase Elliott drove into the record books last Sunday, becoming the youngest-ever Daytona 500 pole winner at the tender age of 20 years, 2 months, and 17 days.

Mersino doesn’t regret move to Carson

When Nathan Mersino found out he was moving from Coos Bay, Ore., to Carson City last year, he wasn’t a happy camper.

Darrell Moody: Sportsmanship 101: Don’t run up the score

Sportsmanship 101. It’s a class the NIAA should offer to all high school coaches. One of the topics should be how to win with class. It’s something I feel was lacking at times at Bishop Manogue and Reno high schools this year with regards to girls basketball.

Memories of Western Nevada College Athletics: Thank you Wildcats for being mentors

Editor’s Note: Throughout the rest of 2016 Western Nevada College baseball and softball seasons, which is the last for WNC athletics, the Appeal is featuring columns every Sunday from those who are sharing their memories of the programs.

Fallon wrestling first in DI-A

The Greewave wrestling team could be bringing home a state championship.

Carson High boys basketball team claims first regional championship since 1995 (video)

SPARKS — The last time Carson High won a regional basketball title was 1995.

Carson City sees large turnout for Democratic caucuses

Hillary Clinton achieved victory — albeit narrower than expected — in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses. But not in Carson City where a surprise turnout by Bernie Sanders supporters overwhelmed her carefully groomed ground game.

Monday, February 22

Billy D. Britt

Billy D. Britt, 74, devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, has lost a long battle with COPD. He was surrounded by the love of his life, Ayako, and his loving children, Dawn and Billy, when he passed at his home on February 15, 2016.

John Evans

John Evans passed away February 17, 2016 in Carson City, NV. Memorial Services will be Saturday February 27, 2016 at 11:00am at the Carson Colony Gym on South Curry St.

Carson City Historical Society seeks homes for annual home & garden tour

The Carson City Historical Society is looking for homes for its annual Home and Garden Tour, which takes place this year on Saturday, June 25.

Douglas County Public Library in Minden hosts monthly family movie series

The Douglas County Public Library is continuing its first Saturday of the month family movie series with “Batkid Begins,” a documentary rated PG.

National Alliance on Mental Illness offers bimonthly support group in Carson City

Anyone whose family member struggles with a mental illness can join National Alliance on Mental Illness’s family support group, which meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Compass Behavioral Health, 224 Winnie Lane, near the Salvation Army Thrift Store. For more information, call Kathy Baskt at 775-882-1952.

Tahoe/Douglas Elks hosting evening of Bingo March 4 in Gardnerville

Tahoe/Douglas Elks is hosting an evening of Bingo Friday, March 4 at Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Volunteer tour guides needed at Nevada State Prison in Carson City

Volunteers are needed to help guide tours and help in the Nevada State Prison yard this summer.

Saturday, February 20

Two women arrested in Carson City on charges of meth trafficking

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrested two women on suspicion of drug trafficking following a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

Vehicle of missing Douglas County woman found; search ongoing

The vehicle of a missing Douglas County woman was found in the area of Inspiration Point overlooking Emerald Bay, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Carolyn Batchelor from Zephyr Cove has been missing since Feb. 15.

Clinton edges out Sanders to win Nevada caucuses

LAS VEGAS — Hillary Clinton seized the momentum in the fierce fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, turning back a challenge from Bernie Sanders in Nevada’s caucuses on Saturday and pushing toward even friendlier primaries in the South.

STATE BOUND! Carson wins OT thriller

SPARKS — The third time was a charm. After being rebuffed twice in the regional finals, the Carson Senators finally broke through and are headed to next week’s NIAA State Championships following Friday’s 51-38 overtime win over Galena at Spanish Springs High School.

STATE CHAMPS: Wave wrestling wins 1st-ever title

For the first time in school history, the Greenwave wrestling team is bringing a state championship trophy home to the Lahontan Valley.

Lowry defeats Fallon with last-second shot

The regionals were looking up for Fallon after defeating Fernley, 54-21 on Friday at North Valley high school, another dominating notch on their belt and a step forward.

Lowry defeats Fallon with last-second shot

One basket made the difference in the regional championships on Saturday in Reno, when the undefeated Lady Wave basketball team suffered their first loss of the season to the Lowry Buckaroos, 40-39.

Western Nevada College teaches voters how to caucus

The Associated Students of Western Nevada College hosted an event to help Carson City residents learn about how the upcoming political caucuses work.

Where do I caucus in Carson City?

Feb. 13 was the last day you can register to caucus with the Republicans. The Democrats allow same-day registration.

Carson High boys basketball | Senators face Galena with a trip to state tournament on the line

In Carson High’s run to an undefeated 16-0 league season and a Sierra League championship, close calls have been rare.

Friday, February 19

Sharyn Ann Houston Kruse

Sharyn Ann Houston Kruse, 70, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack in her Carson City home on November 25, 2015. Sharyn was born on May 5, 1945, in Modesto, California, and moved to Carson City as a young girl.

Kay Francis Gardner Foley

Kay Francis Gardner Foley gracefully passed away at the age of 74 on February 12, 2016. She died due to progressive Alzheimer’s Disease. S

Madeline Sue “Mady” Garner

Madeline Sue “Mady” Garner left us on February 7, 2016, surrounded by her family at her home in Minden, Nevada. She was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in December and fought a hard battle for two months. Born Madeline Sue Richardson on November 24, 1942, to Lois and Allen Richardson, in Los Angeles, California. At age 14, she met the love of her life, Raymond Scott Garner and they would date for a while but then went their separate ways until 1962 when they ran into each other again. They were married on September 14, 1962. They welcomed three children into their lives. She was a loving wife, companion, friend, mother, artist and well respected member of the local community.

Howard Emmett English

Howard English, age 87, lost his battle with cancer on January 16, 2016. He passed away peacefully at Carson Tahoe Hospital surrounded by the love of his family.

Kurt Weissheimer

Kurt Weissheimer, Jr., 83, of Minden, Nevada died on February 15, 2016 at Renown Hospital in Reno after a short illness. He was predeceased by his wife Marion.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 1:20 p.m., a 33-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of a failure to appear warrant after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Arrowhead Drive and I-580. Bail was set at $315.

Fallon QB signs intent to play for College of Idaho

After breaking records and helping his football team to a state championship, Fallon’s Connor Richardson is taking his talents to Coyote Country.

Carson City basic dog obedience program to run Tuesdays at Fuji Park

Carson City Recreation’s Basic Dog Obedience program, instructed by Guy Yeaman, begins Tuesday, March 1, and runs through April 5. Class meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.. Tuesdays at Fuji Park, across from Costco.

Duana S. Lompa

Duana S. Lompa, 68, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Carson City on Feb. 12. She was born in Reno in 1947 and has lived in Northern Nevada her entire life.

Rail Center moving forward in Lyon and Churchill Counties

Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), Gateway Commerce Center LLC and Watco Companies, LLC (Watco) today announced a new and long awaited rail center and industrial park is set to move forward in Lyon and Churchill Counties. Watco will partner with GWCC to build an Intermodal Rail Center as part of the larger industrial park development.

Ken Jones

Ken Jones, devoted husband, father, and brother lost his long fought battle with cancer. Surrounded by those who loved him most, Ken passed in his home beside his wife Hilary and children Alex and Fallon

Aniceto “Babe” Garcia

Aniceto “Babe” Garcia passed into heaven February 13, 2016, at the age of 94. He leaves behind his loving wife Dorothy and daughter-in-law Carol Allen. Babe was a Pearl Harbor survivor, preceded in death by his parents Aneteiro and Mercedes Garcia, plus six brothers and sisters: Victoria, Madeline, Julian, Benny, Manuel and Josephine. He was a happy man who will be missed by many. There will be a graveside service Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Mottsville Cemetery in Gardnerville, NV.

Karen Louise McQueen

Karen McQueen, age 60, passed away on January 16th at the Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada, due to complications from cancer. Karen was born on June 19, 1955 in Charleston, South Carolina, to John Hale and Joraine Tuckwin.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting Nevada Artist Association’s Winter Show

Sher LeGualt’s ‘Carson River’ won Best of Show in the Nevada Artist Association’s Winter Show, which runs through March 25. The public can meet the artist and enjoy food and the art at a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the NAA Gallery at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free and all art is for sale. For more information, go to

Douglas boys fall to Reno

RENO — Despite double-digit scoring performances from Jace Hart, Jordan Warren and Dylan Hinks, the Douglas Tigers came up on the short end of a 67-56 score against the Reno Huskies Wednesday night in the opening round of the Northern Division I Region Tournament.

Douglas girls fall to Manogue

SPARKS — For more than a quarter-and-a-half Thursday night, the Douglas High girls basketball team kept pace with defending Northern Division I Region Tournament champion Bishop Manogue.

Carson rolls to win against Reed

The recipe for Carson High’s 17th straight win against a Northern Nevada Division I opponent was simple — a big run at the end of the first half and great defense in the second half.

Thursday, February 18

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Missing woman arrested

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 9:12 a.m., Johnny Escobar, 20, of Dayton, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Fairview Drive and Lompa Lane. At the same incident, Michael Bird, of Carson City also was arrested on suspicion of felony violation of bail conditions and possession of marijuana. Bail for Escobar was set at $3,500 and bail for Bird was set at $500.

Rail Center moving forward in Lyon and Churchill Counties

Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), Gateway Commerce Center LLC and Watco Companies, LLC (Watco) today announced a new and long awaited rail center and industrial park is set to move forward in Lyon and Churchill Counties. Watco will partner with GWCC to build an Intermodal Rail Center as part of the larger industrial park development.

Bachelors and bachelorettes

There’s little doubt, that like a lot of “seasoned-citizens,” I watch entirely too much television. Some of the shows I view are educational; however, all too often I simply watch programs that tickle the imagination, especially those with human interest. Then we have hour long, weekly programs like “The Bachelor.”

Letters to the Editor

It is critical that, as we approach the Nevada Caucuses, we think critically about the direction we want our country to go. The United States of America is the greatest country that has ever existed. Not because of the work of one man or one party, but rather our greatness has found its origin in our principles and in the spirit of the American people.

The death of a justice

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in Texas on Saturday. Justice Scalia was the standard-bearer of the way the Supreme Court should make its rulings. He was true to the “originalist” concept of the Constitution, meaning he looked to the interpretation of the meaning of words and concepts as they were understood through the Constitution itself and the Federalist Papers.

Almost Clever answers to reader questions

It has been several months since I’ve responded to questions or comments submitted by my readers so, partly due to popular demand, but mostly because I couldn’t think of anything else to write, it’s time for another episode of “Ask Rick.”

Breaking and entering at the southern border

There are three distinct camps in the illegal immigration war… One group wants to let all those who have broken into this country illegally stay in the country, become citizens, and vote Democrat.

Greatest moments in film: Part 1

We need a break from politics. So, today we begin a series of occasional articles recounting the greatest moments in film: the most heroic, noble, moving, coolest and just plain fun scenes.

Caucus has much at stake for pols, state

After months of traversing the Silver State to get out the vote, candidates will move on after the state holds its caucuses, Saturday for the Democrats and Tuesday for the Republicans.

Carson City Board of Supervisors begin process of dealing with problems at residential motels

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday agreed the maintenance, sanitation and life safety problems at some of Carson City’s residential motels are a serious problem that needs to be addressed. They said they’ve received numerous complaints about the appearance of those motels as well as reports from fire, health and sheriff’s officials about the conditions inside the structure

JoAnne Skelly: How are honey bees doing?

Bee populations have been declining with the total number of managed honey bee colonies down from 5 million in the 1940s to 2.5 million in November 2015 (USDA Agricultural Research Service, or ARS).

UNCE offers free workshop on estate planning

RENO — Estate planning can be difficult, especially for ranchers or farmers. To help make the process easier, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents a one-day workshop on March 12 in Yerington, “Tending to Business: Estate Planning for the Agricultural Business.”

Watch for FAFSA changes

If you have a child in college, you’re probably familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be completed to help ensure that students don’t miss out on federal and state grants, work-study jobs and loans. But you might not know that some important changes will be coming to the FAFSA during 2016 – and these changes can affect both the process of filing for aid, and, possibly, the amount of aid your child will receive.


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Yikes, the ghost of Troutie returns

I am embarrassed to admit that I am afraid of scary movies, scary books or anything that resembles scary. I’m sure you can imagine my reaction when I peered out the window and saw Troutie, my beloved but dead kitty staring back at me. Troutie was a beautiful calico cat who didn’t meow but had a distinctive purr sound.

Caucus show time

Campaigning for presidential candidates is ramping into overdrive prior to the state caucuses to determine who will be their top picks going into each political party’s convention.

Bangda Magda ready to electrify Fallon

The eclectic musical ensemble, Banda Magda, will perform in the Barkley Theatre at 8 p.m. tomorrow night.

NCA: Bullish on Fallon’s market

For 50 years the Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale has established itself as one of the premier events of its kind in the West.

The fascinating story of Bowers Mansion

Folks driving through Washoe Valley for the first time often spot the large stone mansion on the northwest side of the valley and wonder—what’s the story with that place?

Court News

Avery Michael Sliger pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance, heroin, category F felony. The case was suspended and she will attend the Western Diversion Drug Court and must serve three years probation. The count had carried a one- to four-year prison sentence and a fine not to exceed $5,000.


At its last meeting on Feb. 11, the Churchill County School Board took action on the following items:

Pastries for Parents

Northside Early Learning Center celebrated families and literacy by hosting an early morning “Pastries for Parents” on Feb. 12. Parents and children celebrated with an early morning event where parents could come to school and enjoy breakfast and reading with their children.

View from the Past

Some marked improvements are in progress for the County Telephone System. A new switchboard has been ordered, and when installed there will be a double switchboard, with two girls instead of one on duty. Another improvement of the system is the installing of 2500 feet of cable on Williams avenue and for two blocks south of the telephone building. The above shows the success of the telephone system which is owned and operated by Churchill county. Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, February 19, 1916

How to create family fun using technology

From long weekends to birthdays to rainy days in the house, family time together is what you make of it. Now more than ever, technology can help us get creative with how to make time with family more meaningful, and then help us capture all the fun so the memories last far longer than just a moment.

Lady Wave ready for weekend in Reno

The Lady Wave basketball team is preparing for what could be two days of intense competition at North Valley High School in Reno.

Preparing for state

After qualifying 10 wrestlers and taking third in last weekend’s regional tournament, the Greenwave will try to dethrone the giants of the Division I-A wrestling world when everyone gathers in Primm today and Saturday for the state championships.

Wolf Pack hoops win with rival on the horizon

Nevada is now 16-9 (8-5 MW) after defeating San Jose State 61-55 (8-18, 3-11 MW) at the Event Center in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday night.

Hunter Education Class Signups

All persons born Jan. 1, 1960 or thereafter are required to receive hunter safety training in order to apply for big game licenses.

Hoops teams begin new season

Throw out the records, the unbeaten streak and major dominance. They don’t’ matter anymore.

Wolf Pack optimistic in Rebels territory

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has a chance on Saturday night to do something it has only done four times before and just twice since John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson were president.

Wave defensive star receives verbal offers from UL and Nevada

The junior Greenwave defensive end, who secured the game-ending fumble in the state championship against Moapa Valley in November, received verbal offers from Louisville and Nevada, according to Fallon coach Brooke Hill.

Live updates, weekly reports ahead during Carson City downtown corridor construction

Carson City residents and visitors will be able to access daily and live updates on the downtown corridor project through the city’s website, social media and other resources. The plan also includes a map showing where there are detours and restricted business access

Maurice White kicking off campaign for Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor

Maurice White is hosting a campaign fundraiser at 5 p.m. Friday, March 11 at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St., to kick off his candidacy for Carson City Supervisor Ward 2.

Jews for Jesus to present Christ in the Passover March 6 in Carson City

Eric Bennett of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and Resurrection in Christ in the Passover, a presentation at 10:30 a.m. March 6 at Silver Hills Community Church in Carson City. Bennett will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. He also will explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today.

Wednesday, February 17

Nevada edges San Jose State 61-55

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Marqueze Coleman scored 15 points including a pair of go-ahead free throws with 41 seconds left as Nevada edged San Jose State 61-55 on Wednesday night.

Carson City area live entertainment

Singing and entertainment by Jack Clifton and Cedric Williams at 6 p.m. Thursdays in February at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St.

FBI provides facial reconstruction of Carson City Jane Doe found in grave near Lone Mountain Cemetery

The FBI Approximation Services has provided facial reconstruction photos for a Jane Doe who was found in a shallow grave last March. On March 17, 2015, around 11:20 a.m., Carson City Investigators responded to a walking trail near Newridge and Northridge drives just north of the Lone Mountain Cemetery for a body in a shallow grave. An unidentified body was discovered wrapped in a sleeping bag inside the grave site.

Elizabeth Black Hobson

Elizabeth Black Hobson of Carson City, passed away at Carson Tahoe Medical Center on Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 at 4:55am. She was born on 29 March 1923 in Fort Madison, Iowa. She is survived by her son, Cal Hobson, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held this Saturday, 20 February 2016 at 2:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church on Musser & Division Streets. The public is invited to attend.

Carson City Dunkin’ Donuts hosting celebration Saturday

Dunkin’ Donuts is hosting a celebration Saturday to welcome new management joining the Carson City location, at 2190 E. William St.

Carson City Library screening ‘Suffragette’ movie Feb. 21

A movie about women who fought for their right to vote is being screened at the Carson City Library Sunday, Feb. 21.

Free cooking class, dinner offered Monday in Dayton

Dietitian Kim Mason will prepare Indian lentil pâté and a frozen fruit dessert in a healthy cooking demonstration at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Dayton Valley Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Carson City Muscle Powered hosting Trash Mob Saturday

An opportunity to help clean up a portion of Carson City is being offered from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, when Muscle Powered holds its next Trash Mob at the Greenbelt Park north of Office Depot/PetSmart, along the south end of Stewart Street. Gloves, trash bags, and pickers will be available.

Carson City Library offering free help with OverDrive Feb. 25

Information about OverDrive, a program that offers a way to borrow and download ebooks and audiobooks, is being offered at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Carson City Library’s Training Hub, located on the second floor.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeking help in finding missing woman, Deanna Rebelez

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a missing person. Deanna Rebelez, 40, was last seen July 2015, when she was released from the Carson City jail. Her family had not heard from her since May 2015.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 1:34 p.m., a 30-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of a domestic battery warrant after deputies responded to the 1100 block of Woodside Drive for a minor related incident. Bail was set at $3,000.

Banner Churchill offers speech, language therapy

Banner Churchill Community Hospital now offers speech and language therapy services for patients in an outpatient setting.

Niki Gladys named Western Nevada College Foundation director

Niki Gladys has been named executive director of the Western Nevada College Foundation.

ACS web tool monitors statistics

Last month the American Cancer Society launched a new web tool to make it easier for reporters, the public and those involved in the cancer fight to find and share cancer statistics.

Wildcats’ dramatic comeback ends in defeat

Baseball can deliver its share of emotional highs and lows, and Western Nevada College experienced both on Sunday at John L. Harvey Field in Carson City.

Fallon gains 4 champs, takes 3rd in regional tournament

With many years of club tournaments under his belt, Sean McCormick continued his unbeaten streak against the Division I-A, winning Fallon’s first championship of the regional tournament as the Greenwave finished third as a team and qualified 10 for this week’s state tournament in Primm.

Cold weather may make teeth hurt

The best way to deal with pain in your teeth from cold weather is to take preventative measures.

Trio named preseason All-MW for Wolf Pack baseball

The Nevada baseball team landed three student-athletes on the 2016 Mountain West Preseason All-Conference Team and the Wolf Pack was selected sixth with in the Preseason Coaches Poll, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Fernley meets Fallon in high school basketball quarterfinals

TRUCKEE — The Fernley boys ended the regular season in dominant fashion Saturday, running away with a 73-38 thrashing at winless Truckee.

Tickets available for Austin’s House Cowboy Mardi Gras fundraiser Feb. 26 in Minden

Austin’s House is hosting an evening of food, music, dancing, raffles and a silent auction at its 8th Annual Cowboy Mardi Gras fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 at the Carson Valley Inn.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Officers busy during Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day weekends

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 6:37 a.m., a 48-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of failure to appear warrants after deputies responded to reports of suspicious subjects near the 1100 block of Fairview Drive. Bail was set at $780.

Carson High boys host playoff game Wednesday

Carson High puts its 14-game win streak on the line Wednesday (7 p.m.) against Reed in the opening round of the playoffs at Morse Burley Gym.

Nevada caucuses: Relevance magnified by New Hampshire primary results

Bernie Sanders’ double-digit victory over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire magnified the importance of Nevada’s upcoming caucuses. Clinton, it would appear, has significant advantages in Nevada. First, Nevada has been a stronghold for the Clintons since Bill Clinton first ran for president. She won the popular vote in the 2008 caucuses — although, because of the complexities of the rules — Obama got more delegates.

Eighth person arrested in murder of Carson City man

The investigation into the murder of an 18-year-old Carson City man is coming to a close following an eighth arrest. A 17-year-old was arrested Friday night in connection with the January murder of Grant Watkins after detectives served a warrant for his arrest.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to take on problems of motel blight

Two key issues are on the Board of Supervisors agenda for Thursday: the problems involving the city’s dilapidated resident motels and the first phase of the city’s budget process for the coming year.

For Carson High’s DeJoseph and Allen, basketball is life

Every team has one or two of them; guys who live in the gym and focus non-stop on the game of basketball. They are known as gym rats.

Tuesday, February 16

Carson City Sheriff’s to hold compliance checks

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is conducting compliance checks this weekend for drivers.

Local roundup: Carson bowling wins big; CMS eighth graders win title

Carson High’s bowling team subdued Hug, 30-15, last week at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Reno rolls past Senator girls

RENO — Carson High’s girls basketball season came to a disappointing end Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIAA Division I basketball playoffs.

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

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro (Carson, Feather River): No appearances last week. Is 0-1 record with ERA of 6.23. Adam Whitt (Carson-Houston Astros farmhand): Season has yet to start.

Tahoe recipe: Whip up a winter wheat berry salad

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The first time I had wheat berries, they were mixed into a tossed salad. They were so yummy I found myself picking them out of the greens like they were the marshmallows in Lucky Charms.

Joe Heck brings wealth of experience to Nevada race

Since he announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Harry Reid, Nevada Congressman Joe Heck has been crisscrossing the state expounding on his qualifications and ideas.

Banner hosts Ladies Night Out

Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s annual Ladies Night Out on Thursday is featuring Dr. Michelle Le as this year’s featured guest speaker.

Announced candidate for Regents visits Fallon

Sara Lafrance has been on a fact-finding mission to learn more about the Western Nevada College system and what it offers at its three main campuses including Fallon in order to meet the needs of a changing workforce.

Nevada caucuses: Relevance magnified by New Hampshire primary results

Bernie Sanders’ double-digit victory over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire magnified the importance of Nevada’s upcoming caucuses.

Sailors of the Year

The Fallon and Carson City Councils of the Navy League honored 2015 Sailors of the Year for commands based at Naval Air Station Fallon on Jan. 28 with an awards dinner at The Wok’s banquet room.

Tax changes include benefits, retirement savings

Most taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18, to file their 2015 returns and pay any taxes due. That’s because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. By law, D.C. holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way federal holidays do.

Carson City Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada hosting Asian New Year party Feb. 20

Crafts and traditional Japanese folk music by Reno Taiko Tsurunokai drum group is planned at the Children Museum of Northern Nevada’s 14th Annual Asian New Year/Lantern Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.

Carson City Library hosting psychologist Gene Giudice Feb. 23

Clinical psychologist Gene Giudice will talk about how the human mind works at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Carson City Library’s Digitorium.

Robert Reed Jr. “Bob”

In the early evening of January 26th, 2016, Bob passed away in Carson City, Nevada. He was 70 years old. Bob was born in Redding, California on April 13th, 1945, to Robert Frank Reed, Sr. and Catherline Viola Wehrle. Bob graduated from South Lake Tahoe High school and worked as a logger with his father.

High school basketball playoffs: Carson girls travel to Reno tonight

The Division I postseason starts today when the Carson girls basketball team, the fourth seed in the Sierra League, travels to Reno High, the High Desert champions.

Monday, February 15

Sen. Ted Cruz to make Carson City campaign stop Feb. 23

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, candidate for the Republican nomination for president, will speak in Carson City on Feb. 23. Cruz will speak at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 West King St., just hours before the Nevada Republican caucuses.

John Barrette announces bid for Carson City Supervisor Ward 4 seat

Carson City resident John Barrette announced that he will run for Supervisor Ward 4. The former reporter says helping to drive a robust future for the city’s residents is his top priority. Supervisor Jim

Local roundup: WNC has aces up its sleeve for sweep

After beating the ace of Western Nevada College’s pitching staff on Friday, Arizona Western learned a day later that the Wildcats have a few more aces up their sleeves.

La Ferme, Gille’s Menagerie hosting liquidation sale Saturday in Genoa

La Ferme and Gille’s Menagerie in Genoa are offering antiques, European furniture, artwork, lamps and other items in a liquidation sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rustic Romance, 2273 S. Main St., Genoa.

Carson City Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev hosting rockabilly radio program Saturday

Tune in to Carson City Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday on AM 1180 KCKQ to hear four hours of rockabilly music, including hits by Collins Kids, Johnny Burnett, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Janis Martin, Wanda Jackson and Elvis Presley.

Tahoe Douglas Elks honoring Citizen of the Year March 26 in Gardnerville

The Tahoe Douglas Elks will honor its Citizen of the Year Saturday, March 26 at Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Carson City Greater Nevada Mortgage hosting free home buying workshop Saturday

A free workshop for prospective home buyers is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Courtyard by Marriott, 3870 S. Carson St.

Sierra Nevada WBCCI Airstream Owners Club to meet Saturday in Reno

The Sierra Nevada Unit of the WBCCI Airstream Owners Club is hosting a members luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Olive Garden, 4900 S. Virginia St., Reno.

Carson City Community Center hosting free Eckankar worship service Saturday

“The art of graceful living” is the topic of a free Eckankar worship service Saturday at the Carson City Community Center.

Sunday, February 14

Two injured in helicopter crash at Carson City Airport

The Carson City Airport was temporarily closed Saturday following a helicopter crash that left two injured. At 1:51 p.m., a small helicopter crashed along the north east taxiway at the airport. Two people sustained minor injuries, and both were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center.

Sheriff: Parents need to know what websites kids are visiting

Carson City parents need to be aware of their children’s internet activities and teaching about safe interactions while on the computer. Nationally, officials have seen a lot of social media sites and apps that are cause for alarm for parents and children. Sites such as Facebook After Dark, Kik, Snapchat and Instagram are all places that provide inappropriate interaction between children and sexual predators.

Local roundup: CHS leads 4-way race for title

Nevada Appeal staff report SPARKS — Carson High has put itself in position to win the Northern Division I Championship in wrestling with the tournament turning into a four-way race for the title.

Carson High wrestling sends 9 to state meet

SPARKS — Carson High didn’t have a individual champion, but the Senators still had a successful Saturday at the Northern Division 1 Wrestling Championships at Spanish Springs.

Momma’s boy leads Pack to win

RENO — Cameron Oliver received all the motivation he needed minutes before Saturday’s Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball game.

Saturday, February 13

Carson City Sheriff’s Office urges safety on Valentine’s Day

Each year on Feb. 14 many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” Celebrating with dinner and drink is also a popular way of sharing this special day.

Friday, February 12

Carson finishes perfect league season

MINDEN — The Carson Senators have run the table.

Roger Diez: Fernley volunteer meeting set for Feb. 27

First off, I have to apologize for a typo in last week’s column. For some reason, keyboard designers put the “1” and the “2” keys next to each other, resulting in my hitting the wrong one. The Fernley 95A volunteer meeting will be held at noon on Feb. 27 not Feb. 17 at the track.

Nevada Supreme Court rules in favor of man in boot camp case

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled a Clark County judge was “fundamentally unfair” when he revoked the probation of a defendant who tried his best but couldn’t meet the physical fitness goals of his boot camp program.

Eleanor (Thomson) Kolbe

Eleanor Mary Grace (Thomson) Kolbe passed away peacefully at 4:30pm, Monday, February 8,2016 in Carson City, Nevada. She was born in Ferndale, Michigan on September 7, 1926, to Roderick and Grace (Cooper)Thomson.

Catherine Marina Martinez

Catherine M. Martinez passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 8, 2016 at the age of 71. Catherine was born July 14, 1944 in Spokane, WA to Peter and Kathleen Morbello

Daniel (Dan) M. McGrew

On January 24th 2016 the world lost a loving husband, father and friend.Dan was born May 19, 1947 to Marvin and Bernadine McGrew of Denver, Colorado. At a young age Dan’s family moved to Southern California. Dan graduated from Norwalk High School.

Chile Irwin Bartels

Chile Irwin Bartels was born on March 17, 1997 to Amy Jo and Jason Bartels. He was the middle child sandwiched between his two sisters, Wednesday and Willow, and the beloved grandson of Colleen Mortimer, Marshall Bartels, Judy and John Procaccini.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 4:55 p.m., an 18-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a concealed weapon and destruction of property after deputies responded to reports of a man cutting open packages at the Market Street Walmart. Bail was set at $3,000.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office tackling speeding drivers

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be focusing on reducing speeding drivers in February as a part of its Joining Forces program. Speeding is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways, said Carson City Sgt. Scott McDaniel. Exceeding the speed limit is considered aggressive driving as is weaving in and out of traffic and failing to yield to other motorists.

Wildcats set for opening home series

Western Nevada College will welcome an experienced Arizona Western College baseball team for its home opener at John L. Harvey Field on Friday.

Carson goes for perfect league season

Carson High’s boys basketball team shoots for a perfect league season tonight when it visits arch-rival Douglas.

Wave wrestling needs strong home crowd for regional

This isn’t your typical weeknight dual. It’s nothing like Senior Night and it’s bigger than any tournament that has called the Elmo Dericco Gym for a weekend.

Newton gives news cold shoulder after the Super Bowl

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Cam Newton couldn’t have staged a more brilliant Super Bowl press conference. Yes, he was surly to the media. Yes, he gave meaningless, short grunts of an answer to most every question.

Jasper shines bright for CHS wrestling

One of the big success stories in Carson High’s championship season has been the performance of 220-pounder Corey Jasper.

Quarterback play missing at Super Bowl

Sports fodder for a Friday morning

WNC Outfielder selected as SWAC Player of the Week

Western Nevada College sophomore center fielder DJ Peters has been selected as the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his offensive output during the opening week of the season.

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

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro (Carson, Feather River): Has appeared in 2 games, 0-1 record, and allowed 8 runs and 8 hits in 4.1 innings. Has a 6.23 ERA.

Carson City St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School’s 13th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser is March 5

An evening of surf and turf, live and silent auctions, dancing and live music by Flashback is planned March 5 when St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School holds its 13th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser at the Carson City Community Center.

Change in hours set for Storey County Community Library Reference Center

The Storey County Community Library Reference Center changed its hours. Its location at 175 E. Carson St. in Virginia City is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through March. Through the rest of the year it will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 11

Feds agree to help study and pay for Nevada bail reform project

The federal Justice Department has agreed to help study and pay for the Nevada Supreme Court’s bail reform project.

Lady Wave remains the team to watch

Coach Anne Smith’s Lady Wave basketball team received the senior night send off they were looking for, holding onto their undefeated record against the Truckee Wolverines, “blankity to blank.”

A man’s look at Valentine’s Day

It’s the middle of February, the time of year when your average American male reaches his annual low point. The Super Bowl is over and Valentine’s Day is looming near. To quote an old line from the TV show Hee Haw (and I almost never quote the TV show Hee Haw) it’s a time of “gloom, despair and agony on me; deep dark depression and excessive misery.”

They are not your usual pop band

The Brooklyn, New York-based ensemble, Banda Magda, is not your usual pop band. They draw upon a variety of musical styles—from samba to some of the classics of French chanson from ‘50s mid-century classic American Jazz/Pop such as a cover of Peggy Lee’s “Fever” to Brazilian beats and Colombian cumbia.

Taxable sales: Churchill shows modest gain

Led by double-digit increases in construction, wholesale durable goods and home furnishings sales, taxable sales increased 6.2 percent statewide in November.

JoAnne Skelly: Deer-resistant plants

Carol asked me recently, “Are there any flowers that deer won’t eat?” This is a question I am asked repeatedly. Are there any deer-resistant plants? Well, it depends.


The class Nevada Agriculture Outlook examines how agriculture is a key sector to the state’s economy as well as for many of Nevada’s rural economies.

Peri & Sons Farms achieves sustainable certification

After years of hard work, planning and preparation, Peri & Sons Farms announced it has recently become the first domestic, onion farming operation to achieve the Sustainably Grown certification from SCS Global Services (SCS). The certification also extends to the company’s entire USDA Organic certified vegetable farming operation.

Think about sending financial Valentines to loved ones

Americans spent nearly $19 billion in Valentine’s Day gifts last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Much of this money went for gifts with short shelf lives, such as candy, flowers and restaurant meals (and about $700 million was spent on gifts for pets). There’s certainly nothing wrong with giving chocolates or roses. But this year, think about going beyond the classic gifts. Instead, use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to determine how you can make gifts with long-lasting impact to your circle of loved ones.

The welfare-industrial complex

Long ago, as a reporter for his college newspaper, Ron covered city hall, including Urbana township, which provided public aid to poor residents.

Preserving Reno’s historic barns

Photographer and graphic designer Jack Hursh has a thing about barns. In fact, he’s spent much of the past several decades trying to chronicle the stories related to barns throughout western Nevada and in other communities.

Can you make the grade for CAPS?

Dear readers, I am making a shameless plea to everyone for help. We have almost lost two of our faithful volunteers in the huge pot-holes that dot our driveway. Yes, they are so deep that

Valentine’s Day: All weekend long

Although this year’s Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday, events for all ages will span the entire weekend with downtown activities, a night out for dinner and dancing with lovers and friends. Others, though, are spending their money on flowers and jewelry.

Court News

Shelly Medicine-Eagle’s public defender requested modifications to a restraining order in Fallon at a status hearing during testimony regarding her probation status. The state strongly opposed any modifications to the order and none was made.

View from the Past

Editor Eagle: We are not all dead in Dixie yet, but we are pretty well hemmed in. Lots of snow, it was 20 below on January 30, but has thawed every day since. February 2nd, we had quite a shake-up which lasted about 10 seconds. The same night a rabid coyote came to our back door and fought the dogs. Rupert Spencer went out to see what was wrong, and the coyote put him on the fence. He shot it, but it came after him again and he took to the buggy seat. While the dogs had it engaged, he finished it.

CEDA breakfast features workforce development symposium

The Churchill Economic Development Authority offers a twist to its monthly breakfast on Wednesday morning.

Relay for Life kicks off 2016 season

The Fallon Relay for Life is kicking off the 2016 season with a Valentine’s Dance on Saturday at the Old Post Office.

Fallon finishes strong against the Wolverines

Though the stands cleared out quickly beforehand on Tuesday night, those who missed the Greenwave varsity boys team’s last game missed one of their arguably best performances of the season at home, defeating the Truckee Wolverines 50-33.

DI-A regional tournament invades Fallon

Nearly three months of preparation and weekly tournaments will be put to the test this weekend when the Division I-A region converges in the Lahontan Valley.

Hillary Sigrist, author of ‘Warrior Wife,’ to present March 5 at Carson City Hilltop Community Church

The author of “Warrior Wife” will talk about the struggles military wives face in a free presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at Hilltop Community Church, 3588 Romans Road, Carson City.

Bill Hancpol

Bill Hancpol,57, passed away February 7, 2016 in Carson City, NV. He was born October 14, 1958 in West Covina, CA to William and Bobette Hancpol. Bill, along with his wife of thirty-two years, Kimberly, accomplished his life-long dream of owning and operating their own trucking business, Hancpol Trucking. He was a man that enjoyed going to work every day because he loved what he did. Bill will be dearly missed by his whole family and his many friends. To sign the online guestbook go to

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 7:45 a.m., Justin Snyder, 38, was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies responded to the Highway 50 SlotWorld for an unrelated call. Bail was set at $21,000.

Nevada Humane Society’s Furry Speed Dating adoption event is Saturday at Carson City Petco

An animal adoption event that pairs people with prospective pets is happening from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Petco on Topsy Lane in Carson City.

Fundraiser for Carson City Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada underway

Make a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada between by April 1, and Carson City Toyota Scion will match it.

Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd hosting walkabout meeting Friday

Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd is looking for feedback from her constituents at her monthly walkabout Friday in Mills Park.

Carson City Mall hosting Valentine’s Day events this weekend

The Carson Mall is hosting a range of events over Valentine’s Day weekend.

Live music by Dustbowl Revival Feb. 19 at CVIC Hall in Minden

A California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930s is visiting Minden’s CVIC Hall Feb. 19.

Annual Winter Wine, Spirits and All That Jazz returning to Carson City Brewery Arts Center Feb. 27

Carson City Winter Wine, Spirits and All That Jazz, an evening of wine, beer and spirit tasting, is returning Feb. 27 to raise money for the Brewery Art Center.

Carson City Symphony’s On the Jazzy Side with Madeline Eastman Feb. 28 at Community Center

On the Jazz Side, a concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, will feature Madeline Eastman, a jazz singer called a “consummate, inventive, endlessly entertaining artist” by the LA Times.

Wednesday, February 10

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 6:07 a.m., Robert Wilson, 39, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony failure to appear warrant and no proof of insurance after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the 1400 block of Carson Street. Bail was set at $500.

Carson City area live entertainment

In Stride Music at noon today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Carson City Supervisor Jim Shirk seeks input from citizens

Carson City Supervisor Jim Shirk is available six days a week, excluding Sundays, to meet with members of the community.

Carson City Nugget’s winemakers dinner with Darcie Kent Vineyards is Feb. 18

Darcie Kent Vineyards will highlight the Carson Nugget’s winemakers dinner, hosted by Dean DiLullo, at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Barrel Room.

17th Annual Feast of Chocolate returns to Carson City Plaza Event Center Saturday

The 17th annual Feast of Chocolate returns to the Carson Plaza Event Center, 211 E. Ninth St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Gold Hill Hotel hosting cowboy performer John Tyson Feb. 18

Local celebrity and cowboy music performer John Tyson will bring his American Cowboy show back to the Gold Hill Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 18, as part of the hotel’s Thursday night presentation series.

Carson City Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada college hosting star lecture Saturday

Spend Saturday evening at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory, 2699 Van Patten Drive, to learn about great discoveries in the night sky.

Carson City Triangle Labs president to speak at Nevada Business Connections meeting

John-Michael Gray, president of Triangle Labs, Inc. in Carson City will speak at the monthly meeting of Nevada Business Connections.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting evening of live Celtic music by 3-17 Saturday

Bring your special someone out to the BAC for a Valentine’s Eve performance of rich vocals and soul-stirring music 3-17, a Reno group.

Tuesday, February 9

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arreted for shooting out car windows

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 1:56 p.m., a 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of destruction of property and two counts of discharging a pellet gun after deputies responded to reports of property injury at the Williams Street Bank of America. The man told deputies he had been using a pellet gun to shoot out car windows from his residence. Bail was set at $6,000.

Carson improves to 15-0

Carson High’s basketball team prides itself on its blue-collar work ethic, but for the first 16 minutes Tuesday night the Senators were outworked and outplayed by Bishop Manogue.

Prep roundup: Miners wallop Senators, remain undefeated in league

Bishop Manogue bolted to a 22-0 lead and cruised to an 80-37 win over Carson Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

We will miss Mike Fondi, a colorful character, good cook

I’ve been thinking a lot about life, death and love this past week. My good friend, Mike Fondi, passed away, and while I know he will be missed, he lived a good life. I was happy to be a small part of it.

Nevada-Air Force preview

AIR FORCE (12-12, 3-8) AT NEVADA (13-9, 5-5) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Lawlor Events Center

Care Flight tips: Ski/snowboard safety

Skiing or snowboarding is a fun activity that offers participants the enjoyment of being in the great outdoors, excellent exercise, a chance for families to bond and the potential for injury. Care Flight would like to offer some tips to keep snow enthusiasts safe this winter on the slopes.

February is Library Lovers Month

February is Library Lovers Month and while it’s nice the library is recognized in this way, It is my way of thinking every month is Library Lovers Month.

Stress and your heart

Unchecked stress hormones affect our body in a manner similar to an unhealthy eating style. They stimulate the production of triglycerides and LDL (the ‘bad cholesterol’), they interfere with blood pressure regulation, and they fuel inflammation at the sites where blood vessels have been damaged. Constant stress, even at low levels, harms our blood vessels in the same way that a poor diet will, and may contribute to heart disease. Heart disease is a chronic illness that drains a person’s good health and his bank account. David Katz, author of “Disease Proof”, says that it takes from life “vitality, capacity, and the pleasure of living.”

Commissioners award construction bid

Churchill County commissioners at their first monthly meeting on Thursday awarded a construction bid for the William N. Penington Life Center to Ferguson Construction.

Huge grants given to library, WNC

Churchill County Library was awarded $46,322 to develop an Information Technology Gateway Training (ITGT) program for Churchill County and surrounding rural areas such as Gabbs and Austin.

Congressman Heck to headline Lincoln Day Dinner

Friday night’s annual GOP Lincoln Dinner will be special for two reasons.

Banner Churchill to have Ladies Night Out

Banner Medical Group family medicine physician Michelle Le, MD, is the featured guest speaker at Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s annual Ladies Night Out event on Feb. 18.

When the lights go out

Twice in the last few weeks, our electricity’s gone off. The first time happened when a semi-truck crossed four lanes, taking out a power pole by the Eagles Hall not far from us. My son Doug and I heard a loud bang just before the lights went out.

Cruz’s ugly win in Iowa

We now have our unofficial Final Four (for now): Outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson and insiders Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The fat lady has now begun clearing her throat. Some post-caucus observations on the Iowa results…

Specific, measurable, achievable

This election year, we are hearing lots of promises. To fulfill these promises, goals must be set. An effective goal must be specific, measurable, and achievable. It’s impossible to know if someone has failed if it’s not clear what was expected of them in the first place.

Advice for fighting cold and flu

Even a mild case of the flu or a powerful cold can leave you feeling run down and out of sorts for days or even weeks. While many ailments must simply run their course, there are many steps you can take to fight your way back to good health.

Nevada must accept assistance for Anaconda Copper pit cleanup

For many decades, the Anaconda Copper Pit in Yerington has sat as an abandoned cesspool full of toxic substances – a dangerous and unwelcome burden for the people who live and work nearby. The federal government has long offered help in cleaning this highly contaminated site, but the state of Nevada – under several administrations – has continually resisted that aid. Now Governor Sandoval is saying the state will resist even longer.

School board approves 2-year calendar

The Churchill County School Board recently approved school calendars for the next two years dependent on if trustees must cut the budget to implement cost-cutting measures such as a four-day week

Tax tips for ranchers and farmers

Farms include ranches, ranges and orchards. While some may raise cattle, poultry or fish and others grow fruits or vegetables, all will report their farm income on Schedule F, Profit or Loss from Farming. If you own a farm or ranch, here are 10 tax tips:

Best of Fallon: let the 2016 voting begin

Have a favorite restaurant or watering hole? How about a great dentist or auto mechanic? Is there a special event in Churchill County you enjoy or a place you escape for solitude?

Six wrestlers earn top seed for this week’s regional

The Greenwave wrestling team got a taste of the Division I-A competition on Saturday and now knows what needs to be done to win the regional tournament in front of the home crowd.

Lady Wave conquers all weekend comers

The Lady Wave basketball team took on all comers this weekend and sent two teams packing with a 63-24 win against Elko on Friday and a 51-15 win over Spring Creek on Saturday at home.

Work nears completion on new shotput area

Churchill County High School is moving up in the world of track and field, and the newly added shot put arena is an example. Planning and construction on the installation began last year, according to track coach Steve Heck.

Churchill County High School archers take state championship

Since coach Dean Schultz started the program seven years ago, the Greenwave archery team has celebrated six state championships, including bringing home the state’s top archer this year, Cody Hunter Sponsler.

Double loss won’t dash Fallon’s hopes for playoff seeding

With seeding for the D1-A playoffs only one game away, the Greenwave varsity basketball team finds itself in the danger zone after losing two home games, 61-50 to Elko on Friday and 53-49 to Spring Creek on Saturday.

Area high school lacrosse jamboree headed to Fallon

High Sierra Lacrosse invites the public to the annual jamboree in Fallon.

Wildcats complete four-game sweep of Cochise

Entering the 2016 baseball season, Western Nevada College knew the strength of its club was starting pitching. Opponents are discovering that on their own. Cochise College, the 13th-ranked team by the National Junior College Athletic Association, certainly won’t dispute that claim.

Scenic West Athletic Conference honors Western Nevada College outfielder Peters

Western Nevada College sophomore center fielder DJ Peters has been selected as the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his offensive output during the opening week of the season.

Carson City man dies after being hit walking along I-580

An 18-year-old Carson City man died Monday morning after he was hit walking along Interstate 580 in north Washoe alley. Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the incident at I-580, north of the Bellevue Road overpass in Washoe Valley at 1:07 a.m. Monday. According to NHP, Chile Bartels, 18, of Carson City was walking northbound in the slow lane when a red 1998 Honda Civic driven by 42-year-old Sparks resident, James Dolan, hit Bartels. Dolan pulled over to assist Bartels, but he died at the scene.

Five arrested following raid of suspected meth house in Carson City

Five men have been arrested so far in connection with alleged methamphetamine distribution following a Tri-Net narcotics raid early Tuesday morning.

Mary Louise Sheppard Dennis

Mary Louise Sheppard Dennis died on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, following a brief bout with cancer. She was brave to the end and will be missed by family, friends and all those who had the privilege of associating with her

Peggy Lynn (Bryant) Swallow

Peggy Lynn (Bryant) Swallow, 67, passed away January 25, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. She was born on August 13, 1948 at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, California to Grover Thomas and Ruth Bryant. Peggy grew up in Hawthorne, California and remained in the area until the late 1980’s when she relocated to Carson City, Nevada

Documentary filmmaker Nicholas Clapp visiting Virginia City Feb. 23

Documentary filmmaker and award-winning author Nicholas Clapp will share stories from his new book, “Virginia City: To Dance with the Devil,” at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at St. Mary’s Arts Center in Virginia City.

Carson City Salvation Army Thrift Store planning sales

Salvation Army Thrift Store, 180 E. Winnie Lane, is hosting a President’s Day sale on Monday.

Harrah’s Reno hosting presentation about dyslexia Feb. 25

Susan Barton, a dyslexia expert and founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, will be featured in a presentation about dyslexia from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Washoe Room at Harrah’s Reno.

Carson City Host Lions Club holding 17th Annual Crab Feed March 4

Tickets are available for $50 each for the 17th Annual Carson Host Lions Club Crab Feed, planned at 6 p.m. March 4 at Fuji Park Pavilion.

Marjorie Springmeyer

Marjorie Springmeyer, conservationist, philanthropist and outspoken advocate, passed away at her home in Minden, NV surrounded by family and friends Thursday, January 28th.

Denver Broncos upset victory in Super Bowl 50 boosts Nevada’s sportsbooks

Denver’s upset victory in Super Bowl 50 produced a windfall profit for Nevada’s legal sports books. Denver defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, despite being a six-point underdog Sunday in Super Bowl 50. The result, since most of the “smart money” was on the Panthers, was a $13.3 million win for the books, the second largest take in the past decade.

Carson City’s business incubator expanding

The Adam’s Hub is growing its reach. Carson City’s year-old start-up incubator at the corner of Proctor and Carson streets downtown is finishing off its second floor digs a year ahead of schedule and taking over space it once leased to a hair salon.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 12:42 p.m., a 57-year-old transient woman was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct after deputies responded to several incidents of a woman laying on the sidewalk and yelling at the Carson Street Back on Track Inn and the Carson Street Nugget Casino. Bail was set at $150.

Monday, February 8

Brower resigns Nevada Senate seat

State Senator Greg Brower has resigned the District 15 seat representing west and southwest Reno. “I couldn’t say no to a very interesting opportunity,” he said.

Local roundup: Chase is on as WNC completes sweep

HENDERSON — Entering the 2016 baseball season, Western Nevada College knew the strength of its club was starting pitching. Opponents are discovering that on their own. Cochise College, the 13th-ranked team by the National Junior College Athletic Association, certainly won’t dispute that claim.

Carson City Treasurer Gayle Robertson to seek election for seat

Carson City Treasurer Gayle Robertson announced this weekend she will run for re-election.

Gardnerville artists Charles Muench, Teri Sweeney featured in national art show

Gardnerville artists Charles Muench and Teri Sweeney have both been selected to participate in the prestigious American Miniatures Show and Sale at the Settler’s West Gallery in Tucson, Ariz.

Carson City Rockin’ Rev celebrating Valentine’s Day with love songs on radio program Saturday

The Rockin’ Rev is celebrating Valentine’s Day with love songs from the rock and roll era from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday on AM 1180 KCKQ or at

Retired ranger Robert Burke to feature at Carson City Leisure Hour Club Feb. 17

Members of the Carson City Leisure Hour Club will hear about the exploits of “The Mountain Man” at its dinner meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The session will be presented by retired California State Park Ranger Robert Burke.

AARP volunteers offering free tax preparation services in Carson City, Silver Springs

AARP volunteers offer free tax return preparation services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through April 9 at Silver Springs Senior Center.

Tahoe Douglas Elks hosting evening of Bingo Feb. 19 in Gardnerville

Tahoe Douglas Elks is hosting Bingo Friday, Feb. 19 at the Douglas County Senior and Community Center in Gardnerville. Doors open at 5 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m.

A to Zen Gifts & Thrifts in Carson City hosting comedy show March 19

Some of Reno’s best stand-up comics are visiting A to Zen Gifts & Thrift, 1801 N. Carson St., at 7 p.m. March 19.

CHS survives at Galena

RENO — After rallying from a 10-point deficit to beat Galena in the first half of the season, Carson and coach Carlos Mendeguia expected Friday’s game to be an all-out war, and it was.

Saturday, February 6

Darrell Moody: Athletes need to make better choices

Life is all about choices. We make choices everyday, and some choices affect just an individual. Others, however, can have an effect on an entire group.

Man killed in Carson City after crashing stolen vehicle attempting to flee deputies

One man was killed Thursday night after the vehicle he was in crashed while attempting to flee Carson City Sheriff’s deputies. At 7:48 p.m., deputies received reports of a hit and run accident near Brown Street and Edmonds Drive, involving a yellow Ford 150 pickup truck. Deputies located and attempted to pull over a suspected stolen vehicle near the Maverick Gas Station around 7:54 p.m. when the suspect fled from deputies at high speed. He crashed moments later as the truck ended up through a fence on Carson City Airport property.

Friday, February 5

Grant Calvin Watkins

Grant Calvin Watkins, beloved son, brother, grandson and friend, died on January 11, 2016 at the age of 18. He was born August 20, 1997, in Carson City, NV where he attended public schools and graduated from Pioneer High School in 2015.

Joel Mark Forbis

Please join Zachary Forbis and Skya Kaamasee for a celebration of life for their father Joel Mark Forbis, 47, who passed away in his home Jan. 19, 2016. A gathering will be held at the Do Drop In 896 E. Long st. at 12:00pm, February 6, 2016. There will be a book left behind after gathering to sign for those who are unable to attend. Please bring good stories and pictures to share with his children if you have them.

Minard (Mick) Henry Maus

Minard Henry Maus was born July 1, 1921, to Nicholas and Agnes (Vetsch) Maus of Golva, North Dakota. The eighth of 12 children, he attended Hillside Country School and graduated from Golva High School in 1939.

Senaida “Nida” Sanchez

Mrs. Senaida “Nida” Sanchez died peacefully in the hospital on January 25th, 2016 in Carson City, NV at the age of 85. Nida was born on December 6, 1930 in Taos, New Mexico.

Don LeRoy Muenchausen

Don LeRoy Muenchausen age 84, of Gardnerville, NV passed away peacefully into God’s embrace on Saturday January 30, 2016. Don was born on May 25, 1931 to Fred and Elsa Muenchausen in Trenton, MI. He was a proud Korean War Army Veteran and an Aerospace engineering supervisor in CA.

Local roundup: WNC baseball sweeps Cochise

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Each of WNC’s three starting pitchers flourished in the circle Friday during the opening day of the Scottsdale Community College Softball Tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Carson City Historical Society hosting Victorian Tea on Valentine’s Day

The Carson City Historical Society is hosting a Victorian tea from 1 to 3 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at the historic Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St.

Nevada Artists Association seeks art for annual Winter Art Show at Carson City Brewery Arts Center

The Nevada Artists Association is calling all local and regional artists to enter its annual judged Winter Art Show.

Carson City Natives & Newcomers to meet Feb. 11 at north Carson Round Table

Carson City Natives & Newcomers is meeting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Round Table, 3325 Retail Drive, near Walmart in north Carson City, to prepare for its Valentine’s Day bake and craft sale, which will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 12-13 at the Carson Mall.

Local youth starring in ‘Aristocats, Kids’ March 11-20 at Carson City Brewery Arts Center

Local youth are the stars of Wild Horse Children’s Theater’s “The Aristocats, Kids,” set to play March 11-20 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall, 511 W. King St., Carson City.

Rafaela (Hita) Ramirez

Services will be performed for Rafaela (Hita) Ramirez of Fallon on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. at Smith’s Family Funeral Home.

Snowshoe events along Lake Tahoe’s west shore set at Sugar Pine Point State Park

California State Parks is offering two activities this month at Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, located south of Tahoma on Tahoe’s west shore.

Carson City Comma Coffee hosting Mile High Jazz Band’s Jazz Sampler for Sweethearts Tuesday

Tenor sax player Derek Fong plays with Mile High Jazz Band, which is presenting Jazz Sampler for Sweethearts, an evening of sweet and hot big-band music at Comma Coffee, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Ron Bliss guest col: When ESPN (possibly) sabotaged Manning’s Heisman hopes

I have been a full-time insurance agent for the last six years, but in my other life I was a sports writer/editor and had a chance to meet and cover a lot of people.

Western Nevada College baseball pulls upset in today’s local sports roundup

Carson High, fresh off its league-clinching win over Wooster on Tuesday night, travels to Reno today to take on the Galena Grizzles (7 p.m.) in a key Sierra League boys basketball game.

Rusler catches on at William Penn

Kevin Rusler was a dominant lineman in Northern Nevada this year, and a big reason why Carson High had so much success running the ball.

Oakland artist Jeff Hantman’s ‘For Detail View’ opens Friday at Carson City CCAI Courthouse Gallery

An Oakland, Calif., artist is showing his work in Carson City, with his exhibition, For Detail View, opening Friday at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser St.

Thursday, February 4

Brian Polian’s recruiting class was ‘solid’

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... There was quite a different vibe coming from the north and south ends of the state during National Letter of Intent signing day on Wednesday.

Schedule set for International Film Weekend

Film lovers from around the region won’t want to miss the second Carson City International Film Weekend, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 18-20. Not only will audiences enjoy award-winning international and independently made films, all the events will be free.

Fernley’s first dealership

Fernley is getting its first-ever new car dealership, thanks to the persistence of the owners of Reno Dodge. Ground has already been broken on the new dealership, Fernley Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, located on a site at 1395 Newlands Drive.

Arts Council presents Banda Magda on Feb. 20

An evening of good time music is on tap for Feb. 20 when the musical collective Banda Magda rolls into town.

Lafrance to have meet and greet in Fallon

Sara Lafrance has announced she is running for the Board of Regents position vacated by Ron Knecht. Filing for statewide and local offices begins in March.

Expanding state’s health care access

Providing access to health care can be a struggle for smaller rural communities across Nevada, and Renown Health is seeking opportunities for collaboration to help ease that struggle.

Sharing an intersting factoid

I recently came across a list of something called “interesting factoids.” I have to admit that I’ve used the word factoid, but I’ve never really known what it meant. I decided to look it up because using words whose definitions I either didn’t know or thought I knew and was wrong about has gotten me into trouble more than once.

Heller introduces bipartisan legislation to reduce VA backlog

Four U.S. senators including Den Heller, R-Nev., introduced this week bipartisan legislation to establish a new, voluntary five-year pilot program to help reduce the large backlog of appeals made by veterans to the Veterans Benefits Administration.


Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of $350 million to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), created by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical water resources and wildlife habitat, and encourage private owners to maintain land for farming and ranching. Through the voluntary sale of an easement, landowners limit future development to protect these key resources.

Puppy Bowl XII features kitties

It almost snuck up on me, but Watson and my husband reminded me that both the Super Bowl and Puppy Bowl are on Sunday. That means I’m making snacks for my boys. My favorite snack is homemade popcorn, and the boys love it. I’m sure they would love a bunch of butter on top, but I just give them popcorn made with tender loving care.

Tackling the overpopulation of wild horses in rangelands

Does the public understand the challenges that excess wild horses and burros pose to Western Rangelands? Do they understand just how much of their taxpayer money is going to preserve a population size that is, ultimately, not sustainable? The National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition launched a public information campaign this week to answer those questions.

League title is on the line against elko

Tuesday night’s battle between the region’s top two teams is what matters in the Lahontan Valley this weekend.

A disaster in Oregon

Two men are in prison for trying to protect their property, a man reported as a solid citizen and family man is dead, and a community is shaken and divided. This is the result of overzealous land managers, law enforcement and protesters.

Are you prepared for financial disasters?

“Be prepared” is the Scout motto, and it’s also pretty good advice for anyone seeking to guard against various disasters – including financial ones.

Division I-A teams collide in league duals

Everyone still gets to wrestle in next week’s regional tournament no matter what happens in Spring Creek this weekend.

Loss makes league race tighter for Fallon

SPARKS — A rough four-point start against Sparks was too much to overcome for the Fallon basketball team, losing to the Railroaders, 54-41, in Sparks Tuesday night.

Recalling the Mapes Hotel

I was unpacking a box of books the other day and noticed I had two copies of Patty Cafferata’s “Mapes Hotel and Casino: The History of Reno’s Landmark Hotel.” I flipped open the slim book, which is about 80 pages, and soon found myself rereading it—and thinking back on the hotel that was once considered Reno’s grandest.

Citadel Shield tests readiness

Naval Air Station Fallon bristled with activity on Tuesday when both military and civilian law enforcement personnel responded to two threat situations on the base.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago One of C.L. Benadum’s men with a team had left Sand Springs on Wednesday of last week, but did not reach Frenchey’s before evening. It was evident he had lost his way in the snow storm.

Lake Tahoe skiing: Fine-tuning your powder-skiing skills

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — With El Niño kicking into high gear and significant snow falling — and with more likely to come — it’s time to get back on those powder sticks.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks information about burglary at Empire Ranch Golf Course

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest in a burglary at Empire Ranch Golf Course. The two suspects allegedly stole large quantities of food and alcohol from the golf course.

Hypnotist Chris Cady putting on comedy show Feb. 17 at Carson Valley Inn in Minden

A comedy hypnosis show in which audience members can volunteer to get hypnotized is planned at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Carson Valley Inn’s Valley Ballroom.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting ‘Frozen’ sing-along Feb. 20

Audiences of all ages are invited to sing along with Anna, Elsa, Olaf — characters from the movie “Frozen”— at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall.

Wednesday, February 3

Carson City area live music

Singing and entertainment by Jack Clifton and Cedric Williams at 6 p.m. Thursdays in February at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St.

It’s Polian’s ‘sexiest’ class at Nevada

Brian Polian believes his 2016 recruiting class has made the Nevada Wolf Pack a better football program.

Carter signs with Southwest Baptist

Asa Carter, Carson High School’s three-sport star, made it official Wednesday morning by signing a national letter-of-intent to play football at Division II Southwest Baptist University.

CHS wins 7th Sierra title in 8 seasons

The Carson Senators are back on top where they belong. The CHS wrestling team pounded Douglas, 65-12, Wednesday night at Morse Burley Gym to complete its seventh undefeated Sierra League season in the last eight years.

Live music by Jack Clifton & Cedric Williams set at Living the Good Life in Carson City

An evening of singing and entertainment by Jack Clifton and Cedric Williams is planned at 6 p.m. Thursdays in February at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St., Carson City

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeking volunteers

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for their volunteer program.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office hosts ‘Citizen’s Safe Zone’

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has initiated a “Citizen’s Safe Zone” for local residents to exchange merchandise purchased online. The program is for Carson City residents and residents of surrounding counties to meet in a safe area to exchange merchandise purchased from one another through Craigslist, classified ads or private party sales. This is done to create a safe environment and make sure all purchases are completed in a safe manner for all parties involved.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of felony parole and probation hold

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 7:50 p.m., Daniel Jacobson, 26, was arrested on suspicion of felony parole and probation hold, violation of a suspended sentence, obstructing an officer and destroying or concealing evidence after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 600 block of Armory Drive. Jacobson led deputies on a foot chase for more than an hour before being apprehended near Idaho Street and Sheffield Street. Bail was set at $5,800.

Chili cookoff, Super Bowl party Sunday to benefit Dayton Food Pantry

Dayton chili cookers are partnering with the Dayton Food Pantry for a Super Bowl party and community chili cookoff at the Dayton Valley Golf Club Bar and Grill on Sunday.

Silver Sierra Adventurers senior travel club to meet Tuesday at Carson City Nugget

The Silver Sierra Adventurers, a travel club for seniors, is meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday in an upstairs meeting room at the Carson Nugget.

Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski’s monthly breakfast meeting Friday

All local residents are invited to Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski’s “Breakfast with Brad” meeting from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.

Carson City Sierra Place hosting live music & other events this month

Carson City Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, is offering free events this month.

Through the Eyes of the Horse NATRC National Convention Feb. 19-20 in Reno

Through the Eyes of a Horse, two days of speakers, Cowboy poetry and music, silent auctions and vendors is planned Feb. 19-20 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.

Cowboy poet Tony Argento to visit Gold Hill Hotel Feb. 11

Cowboy poet Tony Argento will perform Tuned Up and Twisted Cowboy Poetry at its Best and Echoes o’ Abraham Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

Nevada State Museum in Carson City looking for volunteers

The Nevada State Museum is looking for volunteers to give tours of the Capitol and Nevada State Museum to children and adults.

Local roundup: Carson girls beat Wooster

Carson High’s girls basketball team didn’t have a double-figure scorer in Tuesday night’s game against Wooster. It didn’t matter.

Carson boys clinch title outright

As the final buzzer sounded, you wouldn’t have known the Carson High boys basketball team had just won its second straight Sierra League regular-season championship.

Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams covers many topics in Northern Nevada visit

RENO — Matt Williams was cordial in making the rounds with media and supporters before appearing at a Reno Rotary meeting Monday at Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino.

Tuesday, February 2

Muffy Vhay: Living on the edge of the wild

We live on the edge of the wildland, which we share with many wild creatures, including deer, coyotes, bobcats, rabbits, and most recently, mustangs. By and large, that goes pretty well, but not always. Sometimes nature can be cruel and heartbreaking. We can keep the deer and the rabbits out of the garden with a fence, and we try to keep the dogs from running in the hills — bobcat and coyote territory.

Western Nevada College to have club soccer

Western Nevada College may not have intercollegiate athletics at the end of this school year, but the school is beginning club soccer programs next school year.

Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

A man was arrested Tuesday on charges of fleeing the scene of a fatal hit and run accident that happened in Carson City. The Justice Court of Carson Township issued a warrant for the arrest of 37-year-old Juan Pablo Rios on suspicion of failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death, a category B felony. Bail was set at $50,000.

Fallon cadet takes top honors at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC — Members of The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets earned top honors in the fall 2015 semester. Dean’s List recognition is given to cadets registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

Top 11 GOP primaries to watch in Nevada

Here are my initial Top 11 legislative races for conservatives to keep an eye on this coming Nevada GOP primary season…

WNC roundup: Wildcat baseball loses opener

PHOENIX — Through the first four innings of the 2016 baseball season, Western Nevada College played the type of baseball associated with the program’s 10 previous winning seasons.

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Caucus is a learning experience

In less than three weeks, Nevada becomes the next state in a line of many for voters to choose their top presidential candidates from both the Democrat and Republican parties.

Lady Wave leaves Dayton without second chances

The Lady Wave basketball team gave no second chances to the Dayton Dust Devils on the road at Dayton on Friday in a 59-14 victory.

Wolf Pack pushes Utah Aggies aside

The Nevada men’s basketball team is picking up speed toward the Mountain West after beating Utah State (11-9, 3-6MW) 89-84 this weekend in Logan, Utah.

Wave wrestling tunes up for league duals

Competing in the final tune-up before this week’s Division I-A duals, the Greenwave wresting team finished 4-1 in the Placer Duals on Saturday.

Fallon dusts off DAYTON IN OT

The Wave boys basketball team is learning to make the best out of who they have to work with, evident Friday in the 46-44 overtime victory on the road against the Dayton Dust Devils.

Republicans’ dream is our nightmare

The Koch Brothers, who control the second largest private held company in the United States, will spend more money on the upcoming elections than the Republican and Democratic parties; that’s why Republicans will give them what they want. The Koch Brothers’ dream will be a nightmare for our country.

Bessie Minor Swift Foundation accepting grant applications

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Churchill County and its surrounding area.


Banner Churchill Community Hospital December 24, 2015 A girl, Harper Lux Damon to Taylor and Aaron Damon, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 17 ½ inches.

Western Nevada College fall 2015 dean’s list

The following students were named to Western Nevada College’s fall 2015 dean’s list, which includes students who complete at least a dozen units during the semester and accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

January roars out with a storm

January borrowed a page out of the March storyline and roared out of the Lahontan Valley like a lion.

Instructor sees challenges for CTE programs

Your parents’ vocational classes at Churchill County High School barely resemble what was offered one, two or even three generations ago.

Churchill jobless rate down to 6.4 percent in December

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in December. That’s the raw rate to compare with different reporting areas of the state. The seasonally adjusted rate was actually a bit higher at 6.4 percent.

Churchill County gaming stumbles, falls 2.1% from 2015

Nevada’s nonrestricted casino licensees raked in $11.1 billion in 2015. That is just under a percent more than casinos won in 2014 and the fifth year-over-year increase in the past six years.

Choose the correct filing status for ‘15

It’s important to use the right filing status when you file your tax return. The status you choose can affect the amount of tax you owe for the year.

IRS can help with missing W-2 form

Most people get their W-2 forms by the end of January. Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, shows your income and the taxes withheld from your pay for the year. You need it to file an accurate tax return.

Carson City man sentenced on statutory sexual assault with a child charge

A Carson City man was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole Tuesday morning for statutory sexual assault with a child. Drake Martin, 21, was sentenced in District Court Tuesday morning to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for allegations he had sexual intercourse and contact with a 16-year-old female for nearly seven years.

Bruce Yankton

Bruce Yankton, born September 27, 1942 in North Dakota, passed away January 24, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada after a lifetime of dedication to Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas.

Ross Dress For Less donating to Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada

Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross Stores, Inc. announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with a three-week program called, “Help Local Kids Learn.” Beginning Feb. 7, Ross Dress for Less customers in Carson City can make a monetary contribution at checkout to be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada this February.

Election fever spurs January growth in Nevada voter registration

With growing interest in the 2016 elections spurred by the approaching caucuses, Nevada’s list of active voters rose by close to 16,000 from December to January.

Roger Crossman

Roger Crossman, age 71, was born on December 21, 1944 and passed away on January 17, 2016. He resided in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Two arrested on suspicion of warrants

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 11:04 a.m., a 52-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court warrant after deputies responded to reports of an active warrant suspect near the 1100 block of Woodside Drive. Bail was set at $1,046.

Fernley Republican Women hosting Mayor Roy Edgington Feb. 16

Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington is schedule to present at Fernley Republican Women’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m.

Carson Plaza hosting events for seniors this month

Carson Plaza, 2120 E. Long St., is hosting free events for seniors this month.

St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center in Silver Springs hosting class on Christian Church

A class about the history of the Christian Church is planned from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays during Lent at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center, 4280 U.S. Highway 50, Silver Springs.

Monday, February 1

Western Nevada College falls to South Mountain, 5-3

A day after battering the South Mountain pitching staff for 18 hits and 15 runs, Western Nevada College struggled to put the ball in play on a chilly day in Phoenix.

Grad Nite hosts father-daughter dance

The 2016 Grad Nite committee is sponsoring a father-daughter dance as a fundraiser in hopes of establishing it as an annual event.

Greater Nevada Credit Union awarding $40,000 in scholarships

Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting applications for its annual academic scholarship program, which has awarded nearly $250,000 in scholarships during the past 16 years. This year, Greater Nevada will once again award 20 scholarships for $2,000 each.

Labor secretary campaigns in Carson City for Hillary Clinton

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez came to Carson City Monday to give a pep talk to Hillary Clinton supporters, describing her as far and away the best-prepared candidate to assume the presidency.

Carson High boys basketball can win title tonight

Carson High’s boys basketball team can clinch a second-straight regular-season title when it hosts Wooster today at 7.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of felony commercial burglary

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 4:55 a.m., a 23-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of abuse of 911 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after dispatch received several calls from the same person about fictitious incidents, first at the William Street Remedy’s and then at the 600 block of Minnesota Street. Bail was set at $3,000.

Lyon Country Republican Central Committee to meet Feb. 13 in Yerington

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee’s next meeting is at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at the County Office building, 27 S. Main St., Yerington.

Soroptimist International of the Comstock hosting tag sale Saturday in Dayton

Silk floral arrangements with candy, hair bows, homemade fudge and baked goods will be on hand at Soroptimist International of the Comstock’s tag and Valentine’s Day sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton. Refurbished chairs, key chains, custom made jewelry and tag sale items will also be available.

Carson Valley Desert Brushes to meet Feb. 11 at Carson City Fire Station No. 12

Members of the Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet to paint memory boxes at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at Carson City Fire Station No. 12, 3620 N. Sunridge Drive.

Auditions for ‘Arson and Murder at Odeon Hall’ Feb. 13 at Dayton Valley Branch Library

Four women, six men and five others of either gender are needed to fill roles in play Jim Crawford’s “Arson and Murder at the Odeon Hall or Dewey Do Time?”

Dayton Valley Golf Course hosting chili tasting Sunday to benefit Dayton Food Pantry

Dayton Valley Golf Course is hosting a chili tasting event to benefit Dayton Food Pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Dayton Valley Golf Club.