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Saturday, January 30

Darrell Moody: NBA needs to get a clue

Can I just say how idiotic the NBA looks these days?

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.

Prep roundup: Dayton boys bounce back for win

DAYTON — Dayton High’s boys basketball team bounced back from a disappointing overtime loss to Fallon on Friday to knock off South Tahoe, 50-45, Saturday afternoon.

Andreasen’s two stateteams to be honored

In memory of former Carson and Virginia City boys basketball coach Tom Andreasen, who passed away recently, the NIAA is honoring the 1972 Virginia City Muckers and the 1975 Carson Senators, both state champions coached by Andreasen, on Feb. 25 at Lawlor Events Center.

Nevada downs Utah St.

LOGAN, Utah — D.J. Fenner scored 21 points to lead five players in double figures as Nevada downed Utah State 89-84 on Saturday night.

Jim Shirk will seek re-election for Carson City Ward 4 seat

Jim Shirk made his candidacy for another term as Carson City supervisor official this weekend. He will seek re-election as supervisor from Ward 4. Shirk said it’s an honor to serve Carson City’s residents.

Lake Tahoe and High Sierra brewing merging

Lake Tahoe Brewing Company and High Sierra Brewing Company have recently merged, and will brew and distribute both their independent brews and new lines of craft beers to be released later this year.

Friday, January 29

Strong second half lifts CHS to share of title

RENO — Carson High shook off a horrible first half to steamroll Damonte Ranch and clinch no worse than a tie for its second straight Sierra League championship.

Nevada-Utah State preview

NEVADA (12-8, 4-4) AT UTAH STATE (11-8, 3-5) When: Today, 6 p.m.

Rolex 24-hour race starts today

The green flag will wave over a field of 54 cars in the 54th annual Rolex 24-Hour endurance classic today at 11 a.m

Thelma Irene Staley Marcin

Thelma Irene Staley Marcin was born February 20, 1922 in Ogden, Utah. She passed at home on January 18, 2016. She was 93 yrs. Old and lived in Carson City since 1957

Kevin Ray

Kevin Ray, as he was known in Carson City, passed to another life on January 19th, 2016. Kevin was born on October 29th,1959. Kevin was loved by so many people.

Kathleen (Kay) Estridge Deskin

Kathleen (Kay) Estridge Deskin was born in Albemarle, North Carolina to her parents, Kathleen Hendley and Livingston Bowman Estridge

David V. Whatley

Born in Oroville, CA. Died in Stagecoach, after a long battle with cancer. Survived by his wife, Lori K Whatley and son; Adam P. Whatley, daughter-in-law Teresa Breeden and 2 grandchildren; Dante and Sophia, a brother, Cary L. Webber of Santa Rosa CA, a sister, Ginger Blodgett of Forestville, CA. and his stepfather, John W. Webber of Grants Pass OR

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of preventing witness from reporting a crime

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 12:51 a.m., Joseph Labranch, 33, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony preventing a witness from reporting a crime and domestic battery near the 900 block of Jackson Way. Bail was set at $8,000.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada hosting youth basket clinics at Carson City MAC

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is hosting free basketball handling clinics for kids of all ages from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturdays through March 26 at the Multi-purpose Athletic Center,1870 Russell Way.

Douglas High School in Minden hosting spaghetti feed fundraiser Friday

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser for Douglas High School’s music department is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Douglas High School in Minden.

Thursday, January 28

Blue Collar Senators reap rewards of hard work

Ever since Carson High’s boys basketball team sailed through the crossover portion of its league schedule unscathed, there has been a big target plastered on its back.

Wolf Pack can’t win MWC tourney — or can they?

There are about a half dozen reasons why the Nevada Wolf Pack won’t win the Mountain West men’s basketball tournament in March. It’s not at Lawlor Events Center.

November sales taxes up 6.2%, Carson up 5.5%

Led by double-digit increases in construction, wholesale durable goods and home furnishings sales, taxable sales increased 6.2 percent statewide in November. Total reported sales were more than $4.2 billion for the month.

Wolf Pack loses by inches to San Diego

Don’t dare tell Eric Musselman that his Nevada Wolf Pack should be proud that it nearly beat the Mountain West’s best team.

JoAnne Skelly: Bokashi composting

Haley, an AmeriCorps intern at The Greenhouse Project, introduced me to Bokashi composting recently. It is an anaerobic (absence of free oxygen) form of composting, using fermentation to decompose kitchen waste.

Appeal filed to block repeal of Nevada commerce tax

The group seeking to defend the controversial commerce tax has appealed the district court’s decision to the Nevada Supreme Court.

FCTA awards 8 grants to promote local events

The Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority’s board has approved grant applications presented by eight local events that will occur during 2016.

Lady Wave thwarts Vikings’ vengeance

South Tahoe’s chance for any revenge will have to wait until the playoffs after the Lady Wave basketball team capsized the Lady Vikings in a 50-24 victory on Tuesday night.

South Tahoe puts fear of Fallon on pause

If a second chance to beat South Tahoe came two weeks earlier, the Greenwave varsity basketball team might have put the fear of Fallon back into the Vikings.

AGRICULTURE NEWS BRIEFS

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.

a & e briefs

WNC Fallon presents “Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang in the Great Basin” featuring photographs by Paula Morin depicting an uncommon view of the significance of the wild horse to the Great Basin.

Put your financial ‘puzzle’ together

Today is National Puzzle Day, with puzzle celebrations and events taking place at museums, libraries and other venues across the country. Why this date was chosen – or why National Puzzle Day even exists – is something of a mystery. But as an investor, you can find value in the concept of a puzzle – specifically, in putting together the pieces of your financial puzzle.

Words of wisdom from grandpa

All of my life I’ve heard people quoting their grandfather’s wisdom. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard my friends say, “It’s like my grandpa used to say ... (fill in grandfatherly words of wisdom).” Even my buddy Chuck from West Virginia has been known to make a point by saying, “It’s like my old grand pappy used to say (fill in some backwoods homespun wisdom usually involving possums or cousins).”

When did wolves become dogs

I had no idea that there was a question about when wolves became dogs. I have seen ancient fossils of dogs, but I wasn’t paying really close attention to the dates. Now the science world is

UN Cooperative Extension offers free gardening classes

RENO — Northern Nevada’s high elevation means Nevada has a short growing season, which makes gardening more of a challenge. So as the planning season begins, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and their Certified Master Gardeners offer a chance to help you get the most out of your garden.

USS Nevada reunion set for next week

Many of us have attended reunions, those occasions when we gather for fellowship and reminiscences with, for example, former military comrades, classmates and old friends from work.

Main public interest is economic growth

In our last column, we specified the duty of elected public officials: a fiduciary duty to voters, taxpayers and the broad public interest. Not, as some people claim, to government institutions such as the system of higher education, the military or some social service agency.

Reno’s College of Business recognized

The University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business received recognition this week from U.S. News & World Report as offering a top online graduate program in the country.

Students learn intricacies of the caucus

Government students from Churchill County High School learned more about Nevada’s caucus process on Wednesday as Republican and Democrat representatives explained the procedures for selecting a presidential nominee.

Archer leaves softball program in good hands

Vested in the program for a decade, he continued to raise the bar for a program that’s become a legitimate powerhouse and dynasty in the Silver State.

Wolf Pack loss leaves grim outlook for Mountain West

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . There are about a half dozen reasons why the Nevada Wolf Pack won’t win the Mountain West men’s basketball tournament in March. It’s not at Lawlor Events Center.

Counties working on economic recovery and expansion

Officials of five small western Nevada counties told the Northern Nevada Development Authority on Wednesday they are doing their best to work together on economic development issues instead of competing for business.

Fallon teams gear toward playoff push

The winter sports season is closing in on the postseason tournaments, with the Greenwave wrestling team one week away from competing in the Division I-A duals before hosting the regional tournament over Presidents’ Day Weekend. Both basketball squads are entering the homestretch, as well, as they started the second half of their schedule last weekend when Lowry visited the Lahontan Valley.

Gas prices continue to decline

The average retail price of gasoline in Churchill County continues to fall.

AG stumps for Cruz in Fallon

The Cruz campaign for president has accelerated beyond cruise control and ahead of the state’s First in the West caucus on Feb. 23 as a handful of informal meetings led by Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt are slated around Nevada.

Federal judge refuses new trial for trucking company

Officials at Amtrak said they are pleased a federal judge in Reno has refused to grant a new trial for a Nevada trucking company involved with a deadly collision with a passenger train in late June 2011.

View from the Past

Escaped Convict Comes to Fallon. A convict jumped from a moving train as they were passing Laughton Springs. After jumping from the train in the snow, wading or swimming The Truckee River twice and walking to Fallon he led the Fallon officers on a merry chase. The man showed up in Fallon Wednesday night where he found anything but a welcome. He made his way to the home of his wife in Fallon but his sister-in-law held a gun on him and sent for the officers. He was finally captured.

Pest workshop begins next week

RENO — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop on Wednesday to train people throughout the state how to properly use pesticides to control Northern Nevada vertebrate pests. The workshop is meant for certified applicators, people who regularly handle pesticides as part of their jobs, such as farmers, ranchers, park employees and groundskeepers. Attendees will receive continuing education units.

Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Commission, Regional Transportation Commission meetings canceled

The Carson City Regional Transportation Commission and Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Commission meetings scheduled on Feb. 10 are canceled.

Capitol City Gun Club in Carson City hosting shooting event Feb. 7

First-time female and youth shooters are invited to take part in Breaking Hearts Trap Shoot, a shooting event put on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at Capitol City Gun Club, 3590 Arrowhead Drive.

Substance abuse prevention grants available in Carson City area

The nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency are seeking applications for funding under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block grant, the State Prevention Infrastructure and Methamphetamine Prevention Education and Public Awareness State General Funds.

Scholarships offered to Carson City, Dayton students

The Carson City Retired School Employees Association is offering three $1,000 scholarships to local students interested in pursuing a career in education at a Nevada institution of higher learning.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 10:43 p.m., a 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, failure to appear traffic warrant, driving on a suspended license and failure to stop at a stop sign after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Northgate Lane and Hot Springs Road. Bail was set at $2,278.

Carson City artist Kenny Arnold debuting Free Your Soul at Brewery Arts Center

A Carson City artist whose goal is to bring a diverse cultural perspective to Carson City is debuting a series of large scale oil paintings that focus on the people of the Karo and Mursi Tribes of Omo Valley, Ethiopia. The Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom is hosting Free Your Soul by Kenny Arnold. A champagne reception is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with another showing planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following day. Arnold’s work is at dailypaintworks.com. For more information, call 775-883-1976.

Hearing in infant’s death closed to public

A motions hearing for Trent Getty was closed to the public and the press on Wednesday morning at the request of his attorneys. Judge Tod Young granted the motion to exclude the public and the press, though he said that some portions of the hearings could be open.

Carson City Juvenile Services not just about detention

(Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part series on Carson City Juvenile Probation Services. The second part will appear in Friday’s Appeal). Carson City Juvenile Probation Services is more than about just detaining delinquent kids. It works with them through programs and intervention to improve their decision making and choices.

Prep roundup: Carson wrestlers clinch share of title

RENO — It was over almost before it started. Thanks to 10 forfeits and four pins, Carson High’s wrestling team whitewashed Bishop Manogue, 84-0, clinching a share of the Sierra League championship.

CHS turns up ‘D’ in win

There’s a big reason why Carson High’s boys basketball team sits atop the Sierra League with five games left in the regular season — defense.

Carson City Business Resource Innovation Center hosting Nancy Raven’s Pinhole Properties

An area artist who uses pinhole photography — a method in which a small hole replaces the lens in a makeshift camera — is showing her work through July 6 at Carson City’s Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on additional charges related to Fitness for 10 burglary

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 8:46 a.m., Tyler Lawson, 26, of Carson City, was arrested on suspicion of felony parole and probation violation and a 27-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear warrant after deputies responded to reports of an incorrigible juvenile near the 1100 block of Woodside Drive. Bail for the woman was set at $410 and no bail was set for Lawson.

Carson City area live entertainment

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

Drone research flies in northern Nevada

Engineers from the University of Nevada, Reno and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration next month will begin doing as many as five test flights a day of unmanned aerial vehicles at Reno Stead Airport.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting live music by Dusty Green Bones Band Friday

A five-piece progressive bluegrass group based out of the Bay Area is visiting Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall at 7 p.m. Friday. Formed in San Francisco 2013, Dusty Green Bones Band’s five members play instruments ranging from acoustic guitar and electric bass to electric mandolin and banjo. Tickets cost $10 for BAC members; $12 for students and seniors; $15 for general admission and $18 at the door. Tickets are at Breweryarts.org or at the BAC’s Artisan Store, 449 W. King St. Call 775-883-1976.

Wednesday, January 27

Prep roundup: Dayton girls fall just short

YERINGTON — The Yerington Lions outscored Dayton 17-5 to come away with a 47-43 win in a girls nonleague basketball game Tuesday night.

No moral victory for Nevada

RENO — Don’t dare tell Eric Musselman his Nevada Wolf Pack should be proud it nearly beat the Mountain West’s best team.

Michael E. Fondi

Retired District Court Judge Michael E. Fondi passed away at home in Carson City on January 22, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer

Workshop slated to review proposed changes to Nevada Abandoned Mine Lands program

The Nevada Division of Minerals is holding a workshop to review the amendment of regulations relating to its Abandoned Mine Lands Program in Chapter 513 of Nevada Administrative Code.

Gold Hill Hotel hosting lecture by Storey County Commissioner Greg Hess Feb. 4

Greg Hess, a retired miner, surveyor and Storey County Commissioner, will present The Virginia City Water System: An Engineering Marvel at the next Thursday night lecture series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

Carson City Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev to highlight rock and roll greats

The theme of this week’s Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev is “They’ve should’ve been hits!” The program will highlight some of rock and roll’s biggest stars, like James Brown, Elvis and The Supremes.

Carson City chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada to meet Tuesday

Retired Public Employees of Nevada, or RPEN, is meeting Tuesday at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive.

Seventh man arrested in murder of Grant Watkins

A seventh person has now been jailed in connection with the murder of Grant Watkins. Daniel Lewis Lease, 20, of Dayton, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 on suspicion of felony counts of accessory to murder and accessory to robbery. He was arrested at a residence on River Road in Dayton on a warrant issued in Carson City.

Tuesday, January 26

A ‘Hughes’ effort leads Tigers to win

A surge before halftime turned out to be the difference Tuesday night when the Douglas High girls basketball team picked up a 60-52 victory at Carson.

Carson City’s Palmer MW Diver of the Week

Carson City diver nabs MW award RENO – For the fourth time this season, University of Nevada senior Krysta Palmer of Carson City has been named Mountain West Diver of the Week. She was honored for her efforts in leading undefeated Nevada past San Jose State with a first-place finish on the 3-meter springboard.

Tommy Keith McLaughlin

Tommy was born in Reno, NV to David and Cora McLaughlin. In 1954, he joined the Air Force. He was a jet mechanic in Germany for 4 years.

Josephine Case

Josephine Case passed away January 22, 2016 in Fernley. She was born December 4, 1939 in Winnsboro, Louisiana to Grady and Hally McCalister Killen.

Deborah “Debbie” Sue Pierce

Deborah “Debbie” Sue Pierce, beloved daughter, sister and aunt, passed away January 22, 2016 in Reno, NV. Debbie was born June 1, 1963 in Escondido, CA to Frank Junior Pierce and Donna Ann Meyer Pierce. Debbie and her family moved to Fallon, NV in 1970.

Jon Anthony Vannoy

On the afternoon of January 16, 2016, Jon passed away at his home in Fallon, Nevada. He was 74 years old. A fifth generation Nevadan, Jon was born in Fallon in November 1941 to Les Vannoy and Olive Davis Vannoy. He was their first and only son.

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Natural Living: Acupuncture treats peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy has become a more prominent complaint by many who suffer from varying conditions such as diabetes, spinal injuries, alcoholism, HIV, vitamin deficiencies and from adverse side-effects of specific drugs, most notably chemotherapy drugs. This debilitating condition can cause such symptoms as feeling like walking on glass, severe burning, numbness and tingling, weakness and flaccidity of the muscles which can lead to further injury.

Choosing a hospital that is best for you

You’ve probably read a restaurant guide or review before going out for a special dinner. And you’ve probably scanned a consumer review or two before buying a new or used car.

Keeping in step

Traveling to Fallon to watch Navy Junior ROTC cadets pass in review was like a small homecoming for retired Navy Capt. Daniel Wenceslao.

Wreckage of Army troopship lies on river’s edge

CUTTINGS WHARF, Calif. – Life runs in the slow lane in this drowsy village on the banks of the Napa River about an hour’s drive northeast of San Francisco and 4 1/2 hours from Fallon.

County prepares for the February caucuses

In about a month, both Republicans and Democrats statewide will meet to begin the process of selecting their presidential nominees.

UPDATE: NHP cites driver for Thursday’s crash

A driver of a tractor-trailer heading westbound early Thursday night was cited by the Nevada Highway Patrol for allowing his vehicle to veer across the eastbound lanes of the Reno Highway.

Right to vote shall not be denied

“If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.” Ann Coulter, New York Observer, Oct. 2, 2007

Commissioners approve professional services for Master Plan revisions

The Churchill County commissioners approved a Request for Proposal (RFP) for professional services to analyze the Carson District Resource Management Plan as a part of their pending update to chapter 12 of the 2015 Master Plan.

NNDA seeks nominations for Pioneer Awards

The Northern Nevada Development Authority is seeking nominations for its upcoming Pioneer Awards.

Political lesson from a litter of puppies

There once was a young boy in rural Nevada. One Saturday morning he set up a table in front of the local hardware store. On top of the table he placed a cardboard box. Inside the box were six newborn puppies. On the front of the cardboard box was a handwritten sign that read…

Revamping NSHE is worth a look

A battle is brewing between a group of Republican lawmakers and regents from the Nevada System of Higher Education — the governing board for the state’s universities and community colleges — who don’t see eye-to-eye on the effectiveness of the current board.

Dayton veteran honored for his service

Dayton veteran was honored Friday morning as Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Veteran of the Month.

BIRTHS

Banner Churchill Community Hospital: December 8, 2015 A boy, James Dean Leinard-Johnson to Kaylin Rose Leinard and Sage Jeff Johnson, weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 19 inches.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office to conduct DUI checkpoints

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a compliance check on William Street Sunday. As a part of their Joining Forces operation, deputies will be focusing on impaired driver during the checkpoint on Jan. 31. DUI saturation patrols, driver’s license and vehicle registration violations will also be conducted at this time.

NHP joins forces in driver crackdown

During the next two weeks including Super Bowl weekend, Northern Nevada residents can expect to see double or even triple the normal law enforcement presence.

Snack your way to smart nutrition

Aspirations are high at the start of each new school year. From aiming for good grades to making a fresh commitment to better snack and lunch choices, it’s a time of year to set goals and start reaching for your big dreams. Serving up nutritious lunches and snacks is an easy start for heading down a successful path.

Tax tips: Should I file a tax return?

Most people file a tax return because they have to, but even if you don’t, there are times when you should. You may be eligible for a tax refund and not know it. Here are six tips to help you find out if you should file a tax return:

IRS tax tips: The best form for you

This tax filing season, get things off to a good start. Make it easy on yourself and let the software you use to e-file select the right tax form for you. Filing electronically is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate return. The tax software asks questions at each step and minimizes errors. E-file also helps you get the tax credits and deductions that you are entitled to claim. Brand-name software is also free when you use IRS Free File on IRS.gov.

Marjorie Russell Textile Research Center in Carson City hosting talk, tour Wednesday

The Marjorie Russell Textile Research Center at the Nevada State Museum is hosting a talk and a tour by its curator, Jan Loverin, on Wednesday.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers free radon test kits, presentations

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free radon presentations and test kits through Feb. 29 at locations across the state.

Douglas County Republican Women to meet Feb. 3 at Carson Valley Inn in Minden

Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis and Douglas County Recorder Karen Ellison will present at Douglas County Republican Women’s next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Carson City First United Methodist Church hosting Interfaith Earth Care program

The first of four Interfaith Earth Care programs is slated from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the social hall at First United Methodist Church.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 10:31 a.m., a 49-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of violation of a restraining order after deputies responded to an unwanted subject near the 2700 block of Highway 50. Bail was set at $1,000.

Monday, January 25

Undefeated Carson to host Douglas in boys basketball action

Carson is undefeated and Douglas is two games over .500 entering tonight’s (7 p.m.) Sierra League battle.

Appeal filed to block repeal of Nevada commerce tax

The group seeking to defend the controversial commerce tax has appealed the district court’s decision to the Nevada Supreme Court. The group, in favor of the commerce tax, is asking the Supreme Court to overturn District Judge James Wilson’s ruling that the measure — to repeal the tax — could go on the ballot.

Michael E. “Mike” Fondi

Michael E. “Mike” Fondi, 78, passed away January 22, 2016 A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 At St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. 3000 N. Lompa Ln. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements. 882-2644

Eagle Valley Christian School in Carson City site of depression recovery program

Eagle Valley Health Ministries is hosting the Nedley Depression Recovery Program at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Eagle Valley Christian School, 405 College Parkway. The program, which outlines causes of depression and paths to recovery, continues at the same time and place for eight consecutive Mondays.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting forum on smart cities Feb. 9

Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski, City Manager Nick Marano, and Mayor Bob Crowell will be featured at a forum about how to make Carson City a smart city at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Performance Hall of the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St.

Free NEWSTART Health Expo Sunday at Carson Mall

The Carson Mall is hosting a free health exposition from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Carson City Court Appointed Special Advocates hosting volunteer training Thursday

Carson City’s Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, is hosting the first session of a 10-week volunteer training class 6-9 p.m. Thursday at CASA of Carson City, 1539 E. Fifth St.

Lyon County Human Services offers medical transportation to seniors

Lyon County Human Services offers transportation to medical, mental health, dental and dialysis appointments and pharmacy pickups to anyone 60 and older.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: 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. FRIDAY At 2:18 p.m., a 28-year-old Reno man was arrested on suspicion of a traffic warrant issued by Sparks Justice Court at an apartment in the 2700 block of south Carson Street. Bail was set at $445.

Nevada charged up about big win

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack literally shook Lawlor Events Center to its rafters Saturday night.

Saturday, January 23

Darrell Moody: Wrestling format needs to be changed

Change the format, please. I’m talking about wrestling in Northern Nevada in which it’s not even worth turning the lights on in the gym for dual meets.

Nevada charged up about big win

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack literally shook Lawlor Events Center to its rafters Saturday night.

Prep roundup: Dayton teams fall; CHS wrestle wins title

DAYTON — Turnovers and second-chance points. Spring Creek scored 20 points off Dayton turnovers and scored 15 second-chance points in its 57-46 Northern 1A win over the Dust Devils Saturday afternoon.

WNC baseball looks to regain elite status in SWAC

They have come from as far as 5,341 miles away to play for the Western Nevada College baseball team in 2016, the final year of the program.

By George, WNC softball is loaded

The Western Nevada College 2016 softball team is poised to accomplish what no other Wildcat team before it has done: post a winning season and compete on equal footing with the Scenic West Athletic Conference’s top teams.

Friday, January 22

CHS now 10-0 in league

RENO — A perfect 10, and we aren’t talking about Bo Derek. That would be the Carson Senators, who improved to 10-0 with a 62-53 win over second-place Bishop Manogue Friday night in a Sierra League boys basketball game.

Prep roundup: Fitting night of 3s for Tre, Tigers

MINDEN — Tre Jackson and the Douglas Tigers wasted no time getting on track Friday night.

NASCAR adds chase format for other series

With the start of the season mere weeks away, NASCAR announced some big changes for 2016 last week.

Breakdown of Nevada-UNLV

UNLV (12-7, 3-3) AT NEVADA (11-7, 3-3) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Lawlor Events Center

Marsha Bowers

Marsha Bowers, 67, passed away January 15, 2016 in Carson City, NV. She was born January 8, 1949 in Green Haven, Maryland to Cecil and Louella Ackerman. Marsha was a 1967 graduate of Carson High School, then she attended Western Nevada Community College. She retired from Walmart in Carson City in 2014.She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Daniel and Bernard Ackerman. Marsha will be dearly missed by her son, Patrick Bowers, a sister, Cecilia Salas and two brothers, Lucky and Cecil Ackerman. Also numerous nieces and nephews. To sign the online guestbook go to www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com

Gertrude L. McFadyen

Gertrude L. McFadyen passed away in Carson City, Nevada on January 18, 2016 at the age of 95. She was a Carson City resident since 1993 after spending many years in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Frederick Giles Altenburg

“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.” Magee Frederick Giles Altenburg (84) “went West” on January 18, 2016 in Reno. He was born in Elko on June 28, 1931 and spent his formative years in Battle Mountain before moving to Carson City. Dad resided in Sparks for nearly 60 years. Giles graduated from Carson High in 1949 and completed a B.S. in Physical Education at University of Nevada in 1954. He received six

Bruce Halsey

Funeral for Bruce Halsey will be held on February 1 at 11.30 am, at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, NV. All friends of Bruce welcome.

Jerry Dyke

Jerry passed away on December 14, 2015 at Carson Tahoe Regional medical center after losing his battle with cancer. Jerry was born on December 27, 1955 in San Diego, CA to marine Master Sergeant James “Bud” Dyke and Jeanie Barry Dyke.

Juan Pedro Arraiz

Juan Pedro Arraiz passed away peacefully January 9, 2016 at his home; he was eighty seven (87) years old. He was born May 22, 1928 in Erro Navarra Spain.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime, felony accessory in Watkins murder

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 9:33 a.m., a 25-year-old Dayton woman was arrested on suspicion of battery after deputies responded to the 900 block of 5th Street to keep the peace. At the same incident, a 29-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery-first offense. Bail for the woman was set at $1,000 and bail for the man was set at $3,000.

Al Kramer, Chris Forbush to challenge for P.K. O’Neill’s Assembly District 40 seat

Two Carson City residents have said they will seek the Assembly District 40 seat currently held by P.K. O’Neill. Former longtime Carson City treasurer Al Kramer and Chris Forbush are entering the race. O’Neill has said he will seek re-election.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s free gardening classes set at Reno’s Bartley Ranch

Given the relatively short growing seasons in Northern Nevada, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and its Certified Master Gardeners are offering a chance to help get the most out of your garden.

Douglas County Public Library in Minden to screen ‘Inside Out’ Feb. 6

The Douglas County Public Library is continuing its first Saturday of the month family movie event when it shows “Inside Out” at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in the library’s meeting room.

Carson City Greenhouse Green Center hosting Ladies Day Feb. 6

Ladies Day, an event offering refreshments, indoor and outdoor decorating ideas, and presentations by guest speakers, is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.

Soroptimist International of Carson City meeting Jan. 27 at Glen Eagles

Tasha Fuson, principal of Carson High School, will be featured at Soroptimist International of Carson City’s program form noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St.

Youth Theatre Carson City holding auditions for ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’ Saturday

Youth Theatre Carson City is holding auditions at 10 a.m. Saturday for Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” set to run April 8-10 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.

Teri Sweeney Studios in Gardnerville hosting watercolor workshop Feb. 4

Teri Sweeney Studios in Gardnerville is offering a six-week introduction to watercolor workshop 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 4.

Dayton State Park hosting nature walk along Carson River Feb. 6

Join Dayton State Park staff for a guided nature walk along the Carson River at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

O’Keefe’s season has included top finishes in elite tournaments

When Brady O’Keefe shows up for a wrestling match, his hair could be any number of colors. Ditto for his shoes. Sometimes the colors are so bright you need shades.

Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn to join TOCCATA in WinterFest performances Jan. 29-Feb. 5

TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus — is continuing its 11th annual WinterFest with Elizabeth Pitcairn performing with the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin in a series of performances in the Carson City area.

Division II schools interested in Carson High School standout Asa Carter

With national signing day for college football looming, Carson High three-sport standout Asa Carter has three offers currently on the table.

Thursday, January 21

Carson City Board grapples with street finance

Street construction and maintenance finance bedeviled Carson City’s Board of Supervisors with the old problem raising past issues and future hopes Thursday.

Senators visit Miners in key boys contest

Carson High puts its unbeaten league record on the line today at 7 p.m. when it visits Bishop Manogue in a key Sierra League boys basketball game.

Is owning your own business really for you?

Is owning your own business really for you? Many of us think it is but we may have not considered some critical questions that need asked and answered before answering that question.

Lady Wave victory hits hard on Vaqueros

FERNLEY — The Greenwave varsity girls basketball team opened the second half of their season with another win against the Fernley Vaqueros on the road Tuesday night, a 46-33 victory that displayed a more aggressive Fallon team.

Amodei discusses issues in the Lahontan Valley

With Congress on a two-week hiatus for representatives to meet with their constituents, Republican Congressman Mark Amodei spent Monday and Tuesday in the Lahontan Valley capped with remarks and a question and answer session in Fernley.

A vision that became reality

A dream, a vision, a calling to help those not as fortunate.

Fact checking Facebook

Five years ago my sister dragged me kicking and screaming into the world of Facebook. I had resisted participating in social media before that because I thought it was a complete waste of time and energy and, mostly because I am a contrarian and I liked not following the crowd. She convinced me it was a fun way to see current pictures of my grandkids and keep distant friendships alive, which made it only a partial waste of time and energy.

Obama’s climate change scam

President Obama has been pushing for climate control legislation not only in the U.S., but world-wide. Since this issue is less important to most people than the next Kardashian antic, why it is so important to him is a logical question.

Fallon boys team defeats Fernley with limited reserves

FERNLEY — When the absence of several integral players could have cost Fallon their modest winning streak, the rearranged lineup against the Fernley Vaqueros Tuesday was not a cripple but an opportunity instead.

Commissioner gives upbeat report on county activities

The chairman of the Churchill County Commissioners gave a brief State of the County presentation to the business community on Wednesday at the monthly Churchill Economic Development Authority Business Council breakfast.

What expenses will you incur when investing

You invest so that you can achieve a variety of goals, such as a secure retirement. It’s inevitable, though, that you will incur some costs when investing, ranging from payments to a financial professional to costs of educational materials. So it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these expenses.

Gearing up for the big fight

Crop insurance is an important and necessary component of an effective farm safety net. However, it is a very complex program that will work more effectively with much-needed, commonsense reforms.

Pretty words covering less-than-noble motives

Three years ago, when Ron served on the Board of Regents, Nevada’s elected body that governs public higher education conducted a big discussion on system governance at one of its meetings. It was “facilitated” by a woman with a long background in higher education administration, including having been a college president.

Exploring Virginia City’s silver terrace cemeteries

It may seem a little morbid, but one of the more interesting things about exploring the historic mining community of Virginia City is hanging with its dead.

Romantic comedies film series begins next week

CAC’s Rom-Com Film Series featuring selected romantic comedies will begin at the Art Center on Jan. 29 with a screening of the 1940 film “The Philadelphia Story.”

The scoop on dog poop and biofuel

Who knew that you could be sitting on a virtual money making-machine just by feeding your dog and gathering his poop? Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? On a recent holiday trip to San Francisco, my grandson and I happened to notice a billboard that stated “Dog poop to fuel.”

UNLV Rebels ride win into Wolf Pack territory

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team, it seems, is getting the UNLV Rebels at the wrong time. The Rebels will come to Lawlor Events Center on Saturday with a three-game winning streak, winning each of those games by an average of 20 points under interim head coach Todd Simon.

Court News

Jordan Anthony Lopez was returned from the Regimental Discipline Program due to not having a pre-sentence investigation forwarded to the program. He will return to court in two weeks.

Singleton returns to journalism roots

It’s not the best paying job — far from it, depending on your market — but the perks and experience help fill the void.

Fallon art exhibit opens Monday

Lake Tahoe artist Liz Penniman’s paintings have appeared in some of the world’s largest cities. Now, the seasoned artist exhibits her latest abstract art at Western Nevada College in Fallon.

View from the Past

Women to Serve on Juries. The women of Elko County will have an opportunity to serve on the juries the coming year as the board of commissioners have decided to include the women this year. The jury room will be fixed up for the accommodation of women as well as men and from now on the jury box will be occupied by both sexes. This is being done in practically all the counties in this state.

Kenneth “Kenny” “Stoney” Stone, Jr.

Kenneth “Kenny” “Stoney” Stone JR, born August 5, 1963, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 and left a huge hole in our hearts. Kenny loved fishing, camping, all sports and his family and friends. Kenny is survived by his children, Gabrielle and Jacob Stone; his parents, Ken and Phyllis Stone; brother, Corey Stone; sisters, Stacia Stone and Vikki Plants; four nephews and four nieces; two great nephews and one great niece and a beautiful grandson, Ryder Ray Stone.

Jean Lucille Slatkovski

Jean Lucille Slatkovski passed away peacefully on January 20, 2016. A native of Ohio, she moved to Carson City in 1967. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Emil Slatkovski. She is survived by her two children, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A special thank you to The Lodge, Gentiva Hospice and Interim Healthcare for the kindness and comfort provided to Jean during her last days. No service will be held. Donations in her name can be made to the Humane Society in honor of her beloved dog, Chancy.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 8:12 a.m., a 53-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of ex-felon/sex offender failed to change address after deputies responded to reports of a man making threats near the 2000 block of N. Carson Street. Bail was set at $150.

NNDA seeks nominations for Pioneer Awards

The Northern Nevada Development Authority is seeking nominations for its upcoming Pioneer Awards. The awards recognize the outstanding businesses in the five-county region. In addition to celebrating the new and expanded businesses in the Sierra Region over the last year, NNDA will recognize those who have achieved outstanding results during this past year. The board of directors of NNDA will decide on the award winners during the month of February.

Wednesday, January 20

Carson City area live entertainment

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

Carson wins, is now 3-0

It was just another day at the office for Carson High’s wrestling team.

Man sought in attempted Dayton kidnapping incident

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an attempted kidnapping at a Dayton elementary school. Around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, an unknown male approached a female Sutro Elementary student near the area of Crown Point and Golden Pick and asked her to come with him by offering her candy. The student ran away immediately and no contact was made, said Lyon County officials.

CCSO deputies bust teenage party

Churchill County Sheriff’s deputies busted an underage drinking party early Saturday morning attended by a large group of teenagers including high school and college athletes.

Tahoe Restoration Act heads for Senate vote

The Lake Tahoe Restoration Act is headed for a vote in the U.S. Senate. The act providing $415 million to Tahoe Basin projects during the next decade has passed out of committee.

Nevada minimum wage initiative petition survives first court battle

The petition to raise Nevada’s minimum wage survived its first court test Wednesday as Carson District Judge James Wilson ruled it can go forward without amendment.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Four arrested after fight report

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 7:25 a.m., a 37-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of violation of probation after deputies responded to reports of an unwanted subject at the 3200 block of Wingate Drive. Bail was set at $3,000.

St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center in Silver Springs celebrating poet Robert Burns

St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center, 4280 Highway 50 E. in Silver Springs, is holding its annual event honoring Robert Burns, the 18th Century Scottish poet, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Carson City United Latino Community hosting language tutor training Saturday

Anyone who wants to learn how to teach basic English to adults on a one-to-one basis is welcome to attend a free tutor training workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at United Latino Community, 1711 N. Roop St.

Gold Hill Hotel’s Comstock lecture series continues Jan. 28

Curtis, Gallagher to be featured in Comstock History Series

Pacifiers and oral health

Although the use of a pacifier can be beneficial to a baby’s health in certain respects, parents may want to monitor the use of sucking objects when the child grows older to protect dental health. Some guidelines and care for pacifiers is included in this article as well as giving parents an awareness of the oral health risks associated with them.

Caring for you and for your spouse

She’s an architect in her early 50s who never dreamed she’d become a full-time caregiver for her husband of the same age. Before his diagnosis of leukemia, he was a vigorous, energetic person who ran marathons. Still, he needs extensive help to navigate his treatments — which have already involved chemotherapy, radiation, a bone marrow transplant and lengthy periods of hospitalization.

Sage grouse statement deadline extended

The deadline has been extended for almost two weeks for public comment regarding the environmental impact statement and plan to help preserve the bistate greater sage grouse, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

Executive officer Shell aboard at NAS Fallon

As with Naval Air Station Fallon’s newly assigned command master chief, the base’s new executive officer grew up in the West and considers his position a plum assignment in advancing his career.

CCSD trustees listen to info on Challenge Grant

Churchill County School District trustees agreed at their Thursday meeting to pursuit involvement with the Challenge Grant to promote additional STEM education.

Reno radio host plans to oppose Amodei

A Reno radio talk show host and former chairman of the Washoe County Democrats who has announced plans to run against Republican Congressman Mark Amodei for Congressional District 2 spoke to local Democrats on Thursday to outline his reasons for running against the incumbent.

Nevada-Wyoming men’s basketball preview

NEVADA (10-7,2-3) AT WYOMING (10-9, 3-3) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Arena-Auditorium

Tuesday, January 19

Susan Hart: Gluten-free focaccia bread is versatile, delicious

I was thinking of something different to make for game-day gatherings. It had to be something tasty, make-ahead, simple and yummy. It also had to be gluten-free and possibly dairy-free as well. After pondering for a few days, it came to me.

Prep roundup: Carson girls rout Galena

Andrea Maffei scored a season-high 14 points, all in the first half, to lead Carson High’s girls basketball team to an easy 55-34 win over Galena Tuesday night in a Sierra League game at Morse Burley Gym.

Carson boys come back to beat Galena

Carson High’s basketball team was stretched to the limit Tuesday night, but the Senators stemmed the tide and remained unbeaten in Division I play.

Looking back at a past occupation

A group of protesters receive international attention as they address government injustice while occupying a federal facility.

Fallon Daily Bread’s outreach

Who says dreams don’t come true? Ten years ago, three women had a vision to assist our county’s needy residents who, for one reason or another, needed assistance.

Solar’s sweetheart deal goes sour

If you live in Nevada, you might think the big, hot-button issue of the 2016 campaign season isn’t radical Islamic terrorism, illegal immigration or the skyrocketing cost of ObamaCare. No, if you live in Nevada you might think the biggest issue of the 2016 campaign season is…Rooftop solar.

Fallon man tabbed to key FRA position

Patrick H. LeClaire, a resident of Fallon, was recently elected and installed as West Coast Regional president (RPWC) of the fleet Reserve Association (FRA), a congressionally-charted military and veterans’ service organization serving current and former enlisted members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

And so they built a wall

Some right wing heavily armed lunatics have taken over a federal building near Burns, Oregon, and have refused all orders to leave by the local sheriff. Schools have closed for fear of violence. This, along with Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexico/USA border has prompted Andy Borowitz on Jan. 4 to pen a short satirical piece about Oregon’s plan to build a wall around its borders to keep out angry white men.

Fallon Wave basketball teams hunt the Wolverines

Both the boys and girls Greenwave varsity basketball teams kept Fallon’s winning streak going at Truckee on Friday.

Helen Shirley Buchanan

Helen Shirley Buchanan, 93, born in South San Francisco, CA on September 9, 1922 passed away in Carson City, NV on January 16, 2016.

Gladys Rachel Roush

Gladys Rachel Roush, age 100, passed away on January 14, 2016 in Cathedral City, CA. She was born April 10, 1915 in Golden, MO to Jacob Frank and Myrtle Turner Davis. Gladys was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Sharp (Bernard) of Fallon; Rowena Neal of Yuma, AZ and son, Rushkerk Roush of Hemet, CA. sister, Frankie Backo of Idaho; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Smith Family Funeral Home, 505 Rio Vista Dr. Fallon. Burial will follow services in the Churchill County Cemetery.

Alistair “Al” Clarke Mackay

Alistair Clarke Mackay, “Al” was born on January 12, 1933 in Queensland, Australia and passed on January 13, 2016 at Renown hospital in Reno. He is survived by his son Alistair Anthony “Tony” Mackay, 5 grandchildren, brother Ian Mackay all of Australia, and companion Jan Brown of Fallon, NV. A memorial service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Home, 505 Rio Vista Dr. in Fallon at 11:30 AM on Saturday, January 23, 2016 followed by a reception at Smith Family.

Debora L. Johnson

Debora L. Johnson ended her battle with cancer on January 15, 2016. She was born in Salinas, Ca. and moved to Nevada in 1997. She is survived by her three children, four grandchildren, five sisters, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved companions Chiquita and Melody. There will be a service for her at 1635 Clearview Dr, Calvary Chapel on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11am with a reception to follow.

Douglas County Republicans holding voter registration Jan. 23 in Gardnerville

The Douglas County Republican Central Committee is registering voters of all parties from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at its headquarters in the Anker building, 1507 Highway 395 N., Suite B, Gardnerville.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 8:19 a.m., a 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 400 block of Colorado Street. No bail was set.

Monday, January 18

Analysis: Attorney General’s appeal of vouchers injunction opens a door

Attorney General Adam Laxalt — and his opponents — could get more than bargained for in his appeal of Carson District Judge James Wilson’s preliminary injunction blocking the release of school voucher money.

‘Nowhere Nevada’ film Wild Eyed

“Nowhere Nevada,” an award-winning movie shot in Northern Nevada, has a five-year, worldwide distribution deal signed with Wild Eye Releasing.

Local historian Eileen Cohen leading tour of old Dayton Wednesday

Eileen Cohen, a local historian, is giving a tour of old Dayton on Wednesday. The group will meet at 9 a.m. at Dayton Museum at Shady and Logan lanes to hear form the museum’s director, Patty Mann. The tour continues with a walk around the town’s old section to see the jail, firehouse, camel barn, Pony Express wall, Emigrant Trail, Rock Point Mill, and other points of interest.

TWAW Shooting Chapters opening Northern Nevada women’s shooting chapter

TWAW Shooting Chapters, Inc. is opening a new chapter here in Northern Nevada. Spearheaded by Susan Schwertfeger, a local gun enthusiast, TWAW Northern Nevada Shooting Chapter offers women of all experience levels training ad information about safe gun handling skills.

Tahoe/Douglas Elks hosting Bingo Feb. 5 in Gardnerville

Tahoe/Douglas Elks is hosting Bingo on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at 5 p.m. with warm-ups following at 6 p.m. and regular games at 6:30 p.m.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: There’s no excuse to speed

Excuses, when it comes to individuals being stopped for speeding, we hear a lot of them. Here are a few: “I’m not from around here”. No matter where you are from there are speed limits and they are enforced too.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks information in Raley’s robbery

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an armed robbery that occurred Saturday. Deputies responded to reports of a robbery at the Carson Street Raley’s. The suspect allegedly pulled out a three- to four-inch knife on store security after they tried to leave the store with merchandise. The suspects only took some beer before fleeing the store, said Sheriff Ken Furlong.

Carson Chamber Singers to begin rehearsing Tuesday at Carson High School

The Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, starts rehearsals for a pair of March concerts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the choral room at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road. The larger Carson City Symphony Chorus will begin soon.

Prep roundup: CHS girls roll to win against Wooster

RENO — Carson High opened the second quarter with a 17-0 run to wipe out an eight-point deficit and beat Wooster, 63-29, in a Sierra League girls basketball game Friday night at Craig Congdon Gym.

Carson City school board, supervisors to hold join meeting

School safety, STEM education and a report on the $10 million Carson City Race to the Top grant’s statistical insights are anticipated at the Carson City Community Center in a joint meeting Thursday. The 6 p.m. joint session of the city’s School District Board of Trustees and the Board of Supervisors will follow an earlier day long meeting of the city governing board alone.

AG, Lt.Gov. agree to bury the hatchet

Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison issued a joint statement on Thursday effectively agreeing to bury the hatchet in their dispute over Hutchison’s lawsuit seeking dismissal of the vouchers law challenge.

Prep roundup: Eck steps down: Carson wrestling wins title

Dayton head football coach Tom Eck announced this week he will not return as the high school’s head football coach in the upcoming 2016 season.

Saturday, January 16

Darrell Moody: Estes enjoying Giants broadcasting gig

When Shawn Estes retired from Major League Baseball in 2008 after 13 years and 101 victories, he knew he wanted to stay involved in the game.

Friday, January 15

CHS rolls heading into big week

RENO — Carson High’s recipe for success Friday night against Wooster was simple.

Another man arrested in homicide case

A 19-year-old Carson City man has been arrested in connection to a shooting that left a Carson City man dead. Jacob Huttman, 19, of Carson City was arrested Thursday for his alleged part in the shooting death of Grant Watkins, 18. Watkins was killed Monday morning after a drug deal gone wrong across from Blackwell’s Pond Park. Huttman, and three other suspects, along with a friend of Watkins met at Blackwell’s Pond Park, near Windridge and Scotch Pine drives, around 12:30 a.m. so Watkins could allegedly sell them three ounces of marijuana, according to Carson City detectives.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of felony using false identification to avoid persecution

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 12:30 p.m., Juan Garcia, 27, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled substance for sale after deputies conducted follow up on an unrelated case. No bail was set.

Faraday Future special session of Nevada Legislature cost a quarter million dollars

When all the bills are finally in, the 29th special session of the Legislature to workout the Faraday Future deal will have cost just shy of $250,000.

Jeffrey Wiley (Lt. Wiley)

Jeffrey Wiley (Lt. Wiley) age 66, lost his battle with cancer on December 11, 2015. He passed away quietly in his home, surrounded by his family.

Michael Stuart Greene

his 61 years, Michael Stuart Greene proved that the sum of a life is so much greater than one. He leaves a legacy of communities aided by his work as a fire chief and visionary creator of emergency medical services systems, people aided by his work as a paramedic, his family, and a universe of lifelong friends.

Coral Elaine Pedlar

Coral Elaine Pedlar passed away in Carson City, Nevada on January 7, 2016 at the age of 68 with her husband, and daughter, sister and brother-in-law at her side.

Frederick Michael “Mike” McCord

Mike passed away on December 17, 2015, he was 69 years old. Mike was born on May 22, 1946 in Santa Monica, CA the son of Frederick W. & Nora Jean (Lynch) McCord. He attended Venice High School. Mike served in the U. S. Navy during Vietnam.

Update: Man accused of killing Carson City teen appears in court; brother arrested on charges of being an accessory to murder

The man accused of killing a Carson City teen had his first court appearance Friday morning. Reed Skenandore, 21, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting and killing 18-year-old Grant Watkins Monday morning. Skenandore, along with Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, 18, and Allen Garcia-Manriquez, 19, allegedly set up Watkins to meet them at Blackwell’s Pond Park to buy three ounces of marijuana, but were planning on robbing the teen.

Adam McCall

Adam McCall, 39, passed away January 11, 2016 at his home in Carson City, NV. He was born on February 19, 1976 in Stockton, CA to Mark and Janette McCall.

Joy Burgess Bailey, Jr.

Joy Burgess Bailey, Jr. passed away December 26, 2015 at Northern Nevada Medical center in Sparks, Nevada with his family present.

Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison reports collecting $413,000 in 2015 to pay campaign bills

Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison filed a report with the Secretary of State’s office last week reporting he collected more than $400,000 in campaign contributions during the past year.

Donna Jean Keller

Donna Jean Keller, Fallon resident, passed away peacefully at Banner Hospital after a 4 year battle with cancer. Donna was born in Fallon, NV on August 19, 1953 to Harold “Mick” Freeman of Fallon, NV and Iretta Freeman (Cooper) of Oakdale, Nebraska.

Eugene Frederick McMullin

Eugene Frederick McMullin died of natural causes at Brookdale Senior Living in Sparks, NV on January 4, 2016. Eugene Frederick McMullin was born on August 23, 1925 in San Francisco, California to Mabel Mau and Elmer Francis McMullin.

Michael Lee Alberts, Jr.

Michael Lee Alberts, Jr., beloved husband, dad, and grandfather, lost his battle with brain cancer on Jan. 7, 2016 in Fallon, surrounded by his family. Mike was born in Colorado Springs in 1972. In 1979, the family moved to Texas. He graduated from Prairie Land High School in 1990. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy where he worked as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and was affectionately called “Tex” or “Cowboy”. He had to take a medical retirement after his

Carson City Historical Society hosting teapot exhibit at Foreman-Roberts house

Carson City Historical Society’s teapot exhibit is up and running 1-3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Jan. 31.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill attending First in the West dinner Jan. 30 in Minden

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is joining a growing list of Democrats planning to attend the rural Nevada First in the West dinner Jan. 30 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

RSVP hosting volunteer training Jan. 21 in Carson City

RSVP is holding its free quarterly training for volunteers and field representatives from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21 at Cooperative Extension, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 12, in Carson City.

Proposed employee benefits contract raises concerns

Employee representatives raised concerns on Wednesday that signing a new health maintenance organization (HMO) contract for the Nevada Public Employee Benefits Program would cost state workers another $100 a month.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 3:35 p.m., a 54-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI-first offense and failure to maintain a lane after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Koontz Lane and Edmonds Drive. Bail was set at $1,050.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting music by Xing Bridges Saturday

Xing Bridges — made up of Linda Arnn Arteno, Glen Thomas, Ron Miller and Kyle Marvin — is performing at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Maizie Harris Jesse Black Box Theater at the Brewery Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for BAC members, $12 for seniors and students; $15 for adults and $20 at the door. Tickets are at breweryarts.org and the Brewery Arts Center Artisan Store. Call 775-883-1976.

Man convicted of sex with minors has chance at probation

MINDEN — One man was given a chance at probation for having sex with minors after an evaluation showed he isn’t a high risk to offend again. Jordan Fraiser Schroeder, 23, was sentenced on Tuesday for his involvement in a July 2014 statutory sexual seduction. Schroeder had sex with two minors after meeting them online and inviting them to a “kickback.”

Youth Theatre Carson City’s production of ‘The Wiz’ playing at Community Center

A Motown version of “The Wizard of Oz” featuring an all youth cast is playing at the Carson City Community Theater.

Carson City man, 21, jailed on first degree murder charges

A third man has been arrested in the homicide of a Carson City teenager. Reed Skenandore, 21, of Carson City was arrested Tuesday night after investigators received information he was staying at the Carson Street Motel 6. When authorities got to the motel, they saw a man matching Skenandore’s description walking outside and were able to arrest him.

Nevada prisons add tools to avoid shootings, but keep guns

Nevada prisons have added more guards and trained officers how to use rubber bullets in an effort to end deadly shootings behind bars, officials said Thursday, but they also defended the use of shotguns if all else fails.

25 years later: Zeroing in on Iraq

Events from a quarter of a century ago are distant memories for many military servicemen and women, especially for those involved in the first Gulf war when the United States and coalition forces began to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

Fallon weather, road conditions

Fallon received a dusting of ran and then snow overnight. Drivers are reporting icy conditions on county roads.

Thursday, January 14

Kap has chance to be Kelly’s hero

Sports fodder for a Friday morning

UNR offers profession development short courses

Professional development short courses and management certificates offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno provide university-quality educational opportunities.

How to survive a trip to Italy

It’s long been established that I am the luckiest man on the planet. How else could you explain that despite being a short, funny-looking and relatively average guy with few marketable skills, I manage to enjoy a beautiful family and live a comfortable life of international adventure? Its either pure luck or I was a spittoon cleaner in Dodge City in a previous life and this is some kind of karmic payback.

The oldest kitty on record

I have been trying to organize my photos, which are piled into boxes. I have the best of intentions when I take them out, but somehow they seem to multiply. In one of the boxes, I ran across the cutest pictures of Troutie, my kitty. Troutie was a beautiful calico who didn’t meow but had a strange hum like a Persian cat. Troutie lived to be 23 years old before she fell asleep and never woke up.

Public employees deserve First Amendment freedom

Geoff used to subscribe to Sports Illustrated. Since he decided not to take the magazine, he no longer has to pay its subscription fee.

UNCE CLASSES

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop Feb. 3 to train people throughout the state how to properly use pesticides to control northern Nevada vertebrate pests. The workshop is meant for certified applicators, people who regularly handle pesticides as part of their jobs, such as farmers, ranchers,

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

View from the Past

Local Happenings. ●Joe Jarvis returned Sunday from a short business trip to Reno. ●A good memory is a great asset but why does it so often persist on dwelling on the fool things a fellow has done. ●There are cases of scarlet fever in Virginia City, Carson City and Gardnerville. ●The Mother’s Club will give a dance at Fernley on the 22nd. The Jewett orchestra has been engaged.

Arts Council dinner to celebrate 30th anniversary

Details have been finalized for the Churchill Arts Council’s 30th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction, “An Evening With the Arts,” on March 5 at the Fallon Convention Center.

USNS Carson City to be commissioned

For the second time in nearly 73 years, a U.S. Navy ship bearing the name of Nevada’s capital city will be commissioned by the wife of the mayor of Carson City.

Touring historic Mackay Mansion

In a community where just about everything is historic, Virginia City’s Mackay Mansion still has an impressive pedigree.

Supreme Court rejects Fernley demand for more Lyon County tax money

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected Fernley’s attempt to receive a bigger share of Lyon County’s tax revenues.

CEDA, SBDC assist 28 small businesses

Numbers released by the Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC) showed the Churchill Economic Development Authority, working through SBDC, assisted with the start of 28 businesses during the past year in Churchill County and Fernley.

Mauga sets sights on the Super Bowl

Two more wins separate Fallon’s Josh Mauga from playing in the Super Bowl.

Wave boys bring home winning streak

The Wave varsity boys basketball team is planting the seeds of a winning streak with its third consecutive win against Sparks at home Tuesday night, 67-59.

Lady Wave run Railroaders off the tracks

The Lady Wave can count on one hand the number of close games they’ve had this season, but their 70-12 victory against the Sparks Railroaders wouldn’t take up much room in that hand.

New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk results

Tristen Thomson was the first-place winner in the Churchill County Parks and Recreation New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk.

Daily Bread’s 10th anniversary

Fallon Daily Bread, an integral part of the Churchill County community that has served more than 81,000 meals, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on Monday.

Chip Kelly could save Kaepernick’s spot with 49ers

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Colin Kaepernick is now the luckiest and most fortunate quarterback in the country. Chip Kelly is coming to the San Francisco 49ers to save his NFL career.

Wolf Pack bows to Boise State’s shooting

The Nevada Wolf Pack lost a free throw shooting contest Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Drought Concerns

LAS VEGAS — Nevadans are highly concerned about the drought; 72 percent say it is extremely or very serious according to the new 2016 Conservation in the West poll by Colorado College.

Western Nevada College to offer new SolidWorks 3-D software class

A new SolidWorks 3-D software class is being offered at Western Nevada College this spring to provide the technical skills that area employers may be seeking. Classes meet on Tuesdays from either 1-3:45 p.m., or 7-9:45 p.m., beginning Tues, Jan. 25.

AARP volunteers offering free tax return preparation services at Carson City FISH

AARP volunteers are offering free tax return preparation services to low to moderate income tax payers Saturdays from Feb. 6 through April 9 at Carson City Friends in Service Helping, or FISH, 138 E. Long St.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offering pest control workshop Feb. 3

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Nevada Department of Agriculture are offering a free workshop on Feb. 3 to cover how to use pesticides to control vertebrate pests found in Northern Nevada. The workshop is geared for certified applicators and those who regularly handle pesticides as part of their jobs, such as farmers, ranchers, park employees and grounds keepers. Attendees will receive continuing education units.

Carson Plaza to host senior fashion show Monday

Local seniors will strut their stuff and show off the latest in senior fashion from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at Carson Plaza, 2120 E. Long St.

Country singer Lacy J. Dalton headlining On the Trail cowboy concert Jan. 22 in Yerington

Country singer Lacy J. Dalton is headlining On the Trail, a cowboy concert and silent auction to benefit Yerington Theatre for the Arts.

Carson City Library hosting ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada citizenship study class

A free 12-week U.S. citizenship study class returns from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St.

Carson City Little League spring baseball registration underway

Spring baseball registration is underway from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 in Carson City Little League’s indoor facility at Governors Field.

Carson City Mile High Jazz Band presenting jazz workshop for students Jan. 23

Carson City’s Mile High Jazz Band Association is offering a free jazz workshop for middle school and high school instrumental musicians from Carson City so they can continue their music education.

Hess, Estes named to NIAA Hall of Fame

Two of the most well-known area athletes in recent memory are part of the 2016 NIAA Hall of Fame Class.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man jailed in multiple burglaries of Fitness for 10

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 9:41 a.m., a 25-year-old Carson City female was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery-first offense after deputies responded to reports of a violation of a protective order near the 100 block of Royal Drive. Bail was set at $3,000.

Nevada beaten at the line by Boise State

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack lost a free throw shooting contest Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Carson doesn’t let up on Wooster

RENO — With 30 points in hand because of five forfeits, it wasn’t whether Carson High would beat Wooster Wednesday night, it would be by how much.

Wednesday, January 13

Carson City area live entertainment

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

CVIC Hall in Minden hosting American Idol semifinalist Annie Bosko Jan. 22

A country singer who was a semifinalist on Season 8 of American Idol is performing in Minden’s CVIC Hall on Friday, Jan. 22.

Western Nevada College offering driver’s education courses in Carson City and Douglas County

Western Nevada College’s Carson City and Douglas campuses are offering new driver’s education courses for teens 15 and older this winter and spring.

Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman to present at Gold Hill Hotel Jan. 21

Lance Gilman, Storey County Commissioner and partner in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, will present History, Present & Future of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center at Gold Hill Hotel’s next Thursday night presentation at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

Carson raises level in victory

Last week the Carson Senators were guilty of playing down to the level of North Valleys in a 50-41 win, and Carson coach Carlos Mendeguia admitted he was concerned the same thing might happen against Damonte Ranch.

Prep roundup: Damonte pulls away from Carson girls

Damonte High broke open a close game with a 21-6 third-quarter surge en route to a 54-36 win over Carson in the Sierra League opener for both schools Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.

Community Spotlight: Winners of Elks Hoop Shoot named

Dayna Myrehn (8-9 girls), Ben Morrison (8-9 boys), Thomas Burchett (10-11 boys), Kendall McDonald (12-13 girls) and Doug Hostler (12-13 boys) won title at the recent Carson City Elks Lodge National Hoop Shoot.

Pilot ejects safely before Navy Hornet crashes

A Navy pilot ejected safely before his F/A-18A Hornet assigned to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center crashed Tuesday morning in the Fallon Range Training Complex about 25 miles east of Fallon.

Tuesday, January 12

Re-focused Pack to host tough Boise State

RENO — Eric Musselman wanted his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team to learn something from last Wednesday’s 85-63 loss at Fresno State.

Brooke Warner joining Swift Communications

Brooke Warner has joined Swift Communications as general manager of Swift Communications’ Northern Nevada-based operations.

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.

Commissioners change zoning of land eyed for new rail park

The Churchill County Commissioners approved at their first meeting of the month an application to change the parcel of land in the A10 district owned by the Truckee Carson Irrigation District (TCID) to Industrial zoning.

Calculate your body’s energy needs

Have you ever compared the amount of food you eat to a budget? Just as living outside of your means can wreak havoc on your finances, so can spending more calories than you can afford really affect your quality of life. Although eating more calories than you can spend does not affect your credit rating, it can seriously change your life in many unwanted ways.

Assignment South America

The glitz of one of South America’s largest, yet most vibrant cities — the heartbeat of Colombia — is beckoning the outgoing executive officer of Naval Air Station Fallon to a new position that very few in the military receive.

Task Force nabs 7 on various drug charges

The North Central Narcotic Task Force (NCNTF) recently arrested seven people on various narcotic violations from sales of controlled substance (methamphetamine), sales of controlled substance while child is present, to trafficking a controlled substances (methamphetamine) in the Fallon and Churchill County areas.

GoFundMe page set up for Carson City homicide victim

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the victim in Monday morning’s fatal shooting. The page has been set up to help the victim’s family pay for funeral costs. Grant Watkins, 18, was killed Monday morning after he was shot following an alleged drug deal gone wrong. Officials said Watkins was trying to sell three ounces of marijuana to two brothers, Jesus and Allen Garcia-Manriquez when Watkins was shot. The brothers were arrested later Monday.

Who to blame for the myth of rampant racism in America

In California last week, a Domino’s pizza guy arrived late. The customer was not a happy camper and gave the driver a bad tip. So the driver stabbed him in the neck. The driver is black.

New year, new you

If getting a fresh start on a new year seems daunting, try tackling your get-healthy goals one step at a time. There is no easy path to transforming your lifestyle, but this is one time you should be able to see the results of your hard work.

Ye grande olde American fascism

The above quotation has been attributed to author Sinclair Lewis. He didn’t write it, but he did write something similar in his 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here”: “But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word ‘Fascism’ and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty.”

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School board meets Thursday night

A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be conducted Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Churchill County Administration Office, Old High School, 690 S. Maine St.

Sweet dreaming or nightmares

Aging Americans within a few years of collecting Social Security are concerned.

Carson City judge issues preliminary injunction to block issuance of school vouchers

Carson City District Judge James Wilson on Monday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the release of school voucher money until the case challenging the program’s constitutionality is resolved.

MILITARY NAMES IN THE NEWS

Army Sgt. Vincent O. Spottedcalf, a company fire support sergeant with 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., is deploying with the “Dagger” Brigade for nine months to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

More than 12,000 women are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer and 4,000 women die each year. However, innovations in diagnostics and prevention could help reduce that number, while also giving women a better understanding of their health.

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NDOT board approves contract to build USA Parkway

The Nevada Department of Transportation Board on Monday approved a $75.9 million contract with Ames Construction to build the USA Parkway connecting Interstate 80 to U.S. 50 through the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

Two brothers arrested in Carson City shooting death

Two Carson City brothers were arrested Monday morning after a drug deal went bad and left one person dead. Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, 18, and Allen Garcia-Manriquez, 19, were arrested shortly after 8:30 a.m. after Carson City SWAT entered their apartment in the 900 block of 5th Street, across from Harbin Street.

Board of Examiners approve more than $1.8 billion in Medicaid contracts

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a series of contracts with Medicaid service providers totaling more than $1.8 billion.

Nevada Board of Examiners accept donation of Lake Tahoe land

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday voted to accept a gift of 45 acres of land adjacent to the Nevada Tahoe State Park from the Nevada Land Trust.

Carson City Capitol Gun Club offering children’s shotgun shooting classes Friday evenings

A six-week shotgun shooting program for children in grades 6-12 is offered at 6 p.m. Fridays at Capitol City Gun Club, 3590 Arrowhead Drive.

Monday, January 11

Man sentenced to life for sex with underage girls

James Jacob Houser, 22, was sentenced to two consecutive life terms on Monday for having sex with underage girls. The sentences were imposed on Houser’s guilty plea to two counts. But testimony including from four different parents, charged that he had sex with five different girls ranging from 12-14 years old, impregnating one of the victims and giving four a sexually transmitted disease.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office offering Citizens Academy

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Citizens Academy this spring for anyone interested in learning more about the Sheriff’s Office. The Citizens Academy is an informative academy to show interested patrons how the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center are managed and operated. The class will tour areas such as the detention center, Dispatch center and get to see a SWAT team demonstration.

Nevada pundits: ‘Unprecedented political year’ ahead

This political season, so far, has been, “entertaining — in a scary way.” That’s how University of Nevada, Reno Political Scientist Eric Herzik put it.

Prep roundup: O’Keefe takes an impressive 5th at big California event

CLOVIS, Calif. — Carson High wrestling standout Brady O’Keefe knocked off Wade Unger, 4-3, to finish fifth at the 39th annual Doc Buchanan Classic Saturday at Clovis West High School.

Carson City Salvation Army Thrift Store hosting Martin Luther King Jr. Day sale

Salvation Army Thrift Store, 180 E. Winnie Lane, is offering 50 percent off all items on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20.

Carson City Greenhouse Garden Center hosting workshops this month

Anyone who wants to learn about how to sprout seeds in their kitchen can attend Easy Gourmet Sprouting with David Ruf, a workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.

Eckankar hosting worship service Saturday at Carson City Community Center

Attendees of a free worship service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carson City Community Center are invited to discover their godlike nature.

Carson Valley Footprinters meeting Jan. 21 at Carson Valley Inn in Minden

Windy Garrison, director of China Springs Youth Camp, is the guest speaker at this month’s Carson Valley Footprinters meeting Jan. 21 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. A no host bar starts at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

22nd Annual Junk in the Trunk antiques show and sale opens Friday at Carson Mall

Glass, pottery, toys, primitives, furniture, coins, jewelry, clocks guns, knives and more will be featured at the 22nd annual Junk in the Trunk antiques show and sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Carson Mall, 1313 S. Carson St.

Carson City Natives & Newcomers to meet Thursday at Q’s BBQ

Carson City Natives & Newcomers is meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Q’s BBQ, at the corner of Highway 395 and Fairview Drive.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 8:43 a.m. Michael Hayward, 54, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony fugitive from justice after deputies responded to reports of a subject with a warrant near the 2300 block of Star Way. Bail as set at $35,000.

Human Services Network honoring local woman Freida Carbery & others Thursday in Reno

Freida Carbery, volunteer coordinator with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties, and others from throughout Northern Nevada will be honored at the Human Services Network’s annual awards ceremony 8-10 a.m. Thursday in Reno. Healthy Communities Coalition’s meeting this month is canceled because it falls on the same date.

‘Soulcycler’ Rick Gunn presenting to Carson City Leisure Hour Club Jan. 20

Join members of the Leisure Hour Club at their dinner meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to learn about the exploits and travels of Rick Gunn, an award winning photographer, writer adventurer and public speaker based at South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Carson City Comma Coffee hosting Cool Jazz in January with Mile High Jazz Band Tuesday

Cool Jazz in January, a big-band event with vocalist Cindee LeVal, is planned from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street.

Sunday, January 10

WNC News & Notes: ‘Panorama’ showcases award winning Nevada artists

Enjoy the range of artwork from Nevada artists in the Main Gallery of Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus.

Saturday, January 9

Nevada jumps out early, cruises past Air Force, 86-63

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Tyron Criswell scored 19 points and Nevada cruised to an 86-63 victory over Air Force on Saturday.

Darrell Moody: Dayton in 1A is a horrible situation

If you read Friday’s Nevada Appeal, you no doubt know Dayton is staying in Division 1A (soon to be called 3A again) for at least the next two seasons.

Local couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Chuck and Darlene Lacugna, Gardnerville residents since 1995, celebrated their 60th anniversary with a cake reception at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ocean, Calif., with family and friends.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 10:40 a.m., a 44-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny after deputies responded to reports of a man trying to take alcohol from the William Street Smith’s. Bail was set at $250.

Breakdown of Nevada men’s basketball game at Air Force

NEVADA (9-6, 1-2 MW) AT AIR FORCE (10-5, 1-1) When: Today, 11 a.m. Where: Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Moonlite Bunny Ranch Dennis Hof owner to run for state Senate

Lyon County brothel owner Dennis Hof said Friday he will run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Greg Brower. Hof made the announcement at a Libertarian Party press conference in Las Vegas. Hof is the owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch just east of the Carson City line.

Friday, January 8

Prep roundup: Carson girls fall against McQueen

McQueen outscored Carson 14-4 in the fourth quarter, and that was the key to the Lancers’ 45-36 Northern Division I crossover game Friday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Carson boys take care of McQueen

Make no mistake about it, the Carson Senators are the team to beat entering the meaty part of the season.

Georgette Twain Sieff “Queen of the Banjo”

Georgette Twain Sieff passed away in Reno, Nevada on January 4, 2016 at the age of 90 with her daughter at her side. Georgette was born June 10, 1925 in Martinez, Ca. to George W. and Cecilia Collignon. In her early childhood years, she and her parents moved to New York City where her parents were both stage actors and musicians with her mother also being a dancer.

Joseph (Joe) John Pieretti

Joseph (Joe) John Pieretti passed away January 4, 2016 surrounded by his family. Joe a native of Carson City was born April 24, 1931 to Eugenio Pieretti (Lammari Lucca, Italy) and Natalina (Frugoli) Pieretti (Dayton, Nevada). He attended schools in Carson City graduating from Carson High where he excelled in sports. He was the only one in his class to letter all 4 years.

Andrew Getas

Andrew Getas D.D.S. passed away on December 19, 2015. He was born on June 2nd, 1957 in Maryland. The family then moved to Pacifica, California to settle.

Lillian Jean (Greengo) Hansen

Lillian Hansen of Silver Springs, Nev., formerly a resident of Hayward, Cal. entered eternal life on Dec. 24, 2015. Lillian was born Dec. 3, 1926 to Flossie (Eckart) Greengo and A. Everett Greengo in Albert lee, Minn. As a young girl, Lillian and her family moved to Cal. and settled in Hayward.

Jeffrey Lynn Thurman

Jeffrey was born in Los Angeles and was a member Lovelock Nevada Paiute Tribe. Jeffrey lived in Carson City, NV. He will be missed by his family & many friends. A Memorial service and potluck will be held on the 16th of January at 12:00pm in the Carson Colony Gym on Curry St. in Carson City, NV.

Keith Corwin Flanders

Keith Corwin Flanders, 85, passed away Sunday, January 3rd 2016 at his home in Carson City, Nevada. Keith was born in Long Beach, Ca. on August 11, 1930

Tahoe/Douglas Elks hosting annual crab feed Feb. 12 at CVIC Hall in Minden

Due to water damage at Elks Lodge in Gardnerville, Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 has changed the location of its annual crab feed planned next month.

Carson City OXS Gallery featuring Reno artist Nate Clark’s ‘Leeway’ through March 11

Reno artist Nate Clark’s paintings are featuring at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery through March 11, with a free reception and artist talk set for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Clark’s discussion begins at 6:15 p.m.

Raiders’ Mack an AP All-Pro at 2 positions

NEW YORK — Khalil Mack has made All-Pro history.

Teri Sweeney Studios in Gardnerville hosting art workshops for beginners

Teri Sweeney Studios in Gardnerville is offering two beginning painting workshops this month.

Thursday, January 7

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 3:38 p.m., Gregory Vincent, 24, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, felony conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act, violation of a suspended sentence, and two counts of failure to appear warrants after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Lompa Lane and Menlo Drive. Bail was set at $8,954.

Marvelle the hero in rout of Nev.

FRESNO, Calif. — Marvelle Harris scored 18 points to move into fourth place on the Fresno State list of all-time top scorers and the Bulldogs rolled past Nevada, 85-63, in a Mountain West Conference contest Wednesday night at Save Mart Center.

Carson City wastewater treatment plant design contract inked

A $930,000 engineering services contract on the first phase of an eventual $30 million wastewater treatment plant project received unanimous approved Thursday after several questions at Carson City’s Board of Supervisors.

CHS boys, girls host Lancers Friday

Carson High’s boys basketball team looks to extend its league winning streak to six when it hosts the McQueen Lancers tonight at 7 at Morse Burley Gym.

Nevada casinos recovering from recession but still below peak

Nevada’s major casinos reported total revenues of $24.6 billion in fiscal 2015. That is the fifth consecutive increase and $695.4 million more than the year before. Although it’s still less than the $25.3 billion total revenue reported in 2007 — the peak before the recession.

Carson City Board of Supervisors OKs downtown biz district

A downtown neighborhood improvement district formed by property owners to help maintain the business corridor received 4-1 final approval Thursday from Carson City’s Board of Supervisors.

Nevada Attorney General’s office seeks dismissal of Hutchison lawsuit supporting vouchers

The Nevada Attorney General‘s office has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison’s law firm on behalf of parents who Hutchison says have been left in limbo by challenges to the Education Savings Account program.

Dayton athletics to stay in Division 1A

Dayton High’s athletic programs will stay in Division 1A for at least another two years.

Carson City public safety plan increased technology, enforcement in 2016

Despite tragedy bestowed on Carson City public safety officials, the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department reported having a successful year. Looking forward to 2016, public safety officials said a lot will be coming from the two agencies with new projects, upgrades and enforcement for Carson City.

Predictions for an epic 2016

As we look forward to 2016 I think it’s natural to wonder what the new yea will have in store for us. This year instead of wasting time writing New Year’s resolutions that never happen, I’ve decided to make some prediction of things that could happen in 2016 ... but probably won’t.

The origination of California’s gold rush

A decade before silver was uncovered in northwestern Nevada, the West’s first big mining boom occurred on the other side of the Sierra Nevada Range at a place called Coloma.

Bonding with your dog emotionally

Wow, a whole new year is ahead of us and a lot of fun is to be had. In the past I have mentioned Dognition, a website dedicated to dogs and intelligence development. Dr. Brian Hare, a researcher at Duke University, sponsors the site. I subscribe to Dognition, and each month I get activities to share with Watson. This month features bonding.

Grandson keeps Churchill legacy alive

L.C. Schank taught agriculture at Churchill County High School in Fallon. As a horticulturist, he wanted to be able to raise and grow his own crops. So in 1939, he bought a small farm and did just that.

American Grotesque and the Pacific Ocean

“American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen” (Feral House), Larry Lytle and William Moynihan, examines the life and work of the infamous Hollywood photographer of the early twentieth century.

What exemptions will you incur when investing

You invest so that you can achieve a variety of goals, such as a secure retirement. It’s inevitable, though, that you will incur some costs when investing, ranging from payments to a financial professional to costs of educational materials. So it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these expenses.

Improving Nevada drought conditions

Although recent snowpack levels show precipitation measurements above normal in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Nevada State climatologist says western and central Nevada still remain in a critical drought stage.

Churchill County sees bump in taxable sales

While statewide taxable sales were up a solid 5.5 percent in October, Churchill County’s figures rose 9.1 percent. The final result, therefore, produced $24.39 million in Churchill County.

Richardson named Rival.com’s top QB in Nevada

The stock might have doubled in value for Connor Richardson.

Fallon wins the race against Yerington

The Greenwave varsity basketball team played the role of the tortoise to Yerington’s role as the hare, and it paid off with a win.

Wave wrestling poses strong shot at regional, state titles

By becoming the best, you always want to face and defeat the best.

Final look at the top sports stories

The Lahontan Valley News looks at the top sports stories of 2015, with the top four featured today. The selections are determined by the editorial staff, readers’ input during the year and impact to the overall community and/or area.

Chiefs face Texans in AFC Wild Card opener

The last time he played in the playoffs, the Jets were one win away from playing in the Super Bowl.

The president’s new year

It is the lame duck year for President Barack Obama and he is starting the year with some new more of the same. Did you get that? It wasn’t a misprint — just poor English to make a point. Obama is still intent on trampling freedoms set forth in the Constitution.

Fallon’s Hat Trick

The Lahontan Valley News looks at the top stories of 2015 as determined by the editorial staff, readers’ input during the year and impact to the overall community and/or area.

Why I am no longer an environmentalist

In the early 1970s, as assistant city engineer in Urbana, where I attended the University of Illinois, I worked on bikeways, sewer systems to minimize pollution, promoting underground power and telephone lines, and other “green” projects. Later, as a university research engineer, I worked on many other environmental, energy and policy issues.

Let the political horse races begin

It’s pretty difficult to go anywhere in Nevada these days without running into a presidential candidate.

View from the Past

Rural Schools of Churchill County. The public school is almost always a good index to the character of any community. When one finds a locality where no interest is taken in school affairs you may set it down as a place where but few would care to cast their lot. The condition of educational affairs in Churchill County is such as to invite those settlers who desire to build homes and give their children the best of educational opportunities. To emphasize this fact, one need but visit the new school building in the Harmon district to be convinced that the above statement is correct.

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Carson City judge takes motion to block issuance of Nevada school voucher checks under submission

After 90 minutes of legal arguments over the constitutionality of the school vouchers program, Carson City District Judge James Wilson on Wednesday took the case under submission.

Nevada Legislative broadcast system down for remodel this month

Legislative observers may have noticed there aren’t any interim legislative meetings set for this month. That’s because the entire TV studio that handles those broadcasts, video conferences and Internet feeds is being completely remodeled and modernized this month.

Carson City area live entertainment

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

Richard “Dick” Alvin Fields

Dick was born March 19, 1929, in Council, ID. He was the fourth of five sons born to John Wesley and Mable Mildred Fields. He was raised in Lander, WY and grew up working on the family ranch. The family moved to Nampa, ID and Dick graduated from Nampa High School in 1948. In January, 1951, Dick joined the U. S. Navy and served until November, 1954 when he received an honorable discharge. During that time, he married Georgiana Joy Richards while stationed in

Edward “Ed” August Jesse, Jr.

Edward August Jesse Jr., “Ed” to his friends and “Daddio” to his children, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, December 18, 2015, at Renown Medical Center in South Meadows following a four-month illness. Jesse was born on June 16, 1929, in Milwaukee, WI, to Helen Moederndorfer Jesse and Edward August Jesse Sr. and moved to Reno, NV, in 1949 to attend the University of Nevada where he graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history (1954; 1956).

Carson City Sheriff’s Office searching for two burglary suspects

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding two people allegedly involved in a residential burglary in December. Kayla Marie Robbins, 23, and Keith Dewayne Gearhart, 36, are suspected of burglarizing a home in the 800 block of Ridgefield Drive and taking a large amount of jewelry, sports memorabilia and electronics.

Minden Soaring Club offering scholarships to young & aspiring glider pilots

The Minden Soaring Club is offering scholarships to anyone between ages 14 and 21 to help finance flight and ground instruction in preparation for obtaining a private glider rating.

Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge in Gardnerville cancels January events

Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge members are canceling two events — breakfast on Jan. 24 and Taco Night on Jan. 28 — due to water damage at Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in Gardnerville.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office offering Citizen’s Safe Zone

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office offers Citizen’s Safe Zone, a program that gives area residents a safe place to exchange merchandise purchased from one another through Craigslist, Classified ads or private party sales.

Douglas County Central Committee to meet Jan. 14 at Carson Valley Inn in Minden

All Republicans are invited to attend Douglas County Republican Central Committee’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Carson Valley Inn’s first-floor meeting rooms, in or near the Douglas Room.

Carson City Plaza Hotel and Event Center hosting lecture about amazing places Friday

To hear about amazing places from around the world and in space, go to the Plaza Hotel and Event Center at 7 p.m. Friday, when Mike Thomas will follow up on his previous talks about natural and man-made wonders.

Carson City Nevada State Museum hosting Beastly Encounters program Saturday

Puppet stories, animal stamp crafts and studying the signs of scat are all on the menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday when the Nevada State Museum offers Beastly Encounters and Coyote Stories, an educational program for all ages.

Carson City jewelry pawner to spend new year in prison

MINDEN — A Carson City man was sent to prison after his second attempt at diversion was anything but perfect. Joshua Hurin, 19, was ordered to complete Mental Health Court out of Carson City in August after he was returned from the Regimental Boot Camp for eligibility issues.

Annual Mile High and Carson High Jazz Extravaganza returns to Carson City Community Center Jan. 26

It’s “big-band jazz times three” when the Mile High Jazz Band, Carson High Jazz Band, and Carson Middle School Jazz Band present the 13th annual combined concert, the Mile High-Carson High Jazz Extravaganza, at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on suspicion of writing fake prescriptions

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 1:44 p.m., Sarabeth Nelson, 25, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony violation of controlled substance act fraud, felony uttering a forged instrument and felony possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription after deputies responded to reports of a woman allegedly attempting to obtain narcotic medications with a forged prescription at the Carson Street Med Care. Bail was set at $17,500.

Wednesday, January 6

Lydia E. Zeiler-Barnes

Lydia Zeiler-Barnes, 92, of Billings, Montana, passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. At the time of her death, she was a resident at Aspen Meadows in Billings, where she had lived for the past five years. Lydia was born on Dec. 23, 1923, in Lincoln, Neb., to Ida and Jacob Heinrich, and was raised on a farm near Billings.

St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center in Silver Springs holding service, breakfast

A morning prayer service is planned at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center, 4280 U.S. Highway 50 in Silver Springs.

Robert William Stewart

Robert William Stewart, 76, passed away due to natural causes on January 3, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Mr. Stewart was born October 13, 1939 in Pepin, Wisconsin and moved to Nevada in 1963. In his youth, he loved flying air planes, driving jet boats, and owned race cars.

Photographer setting up shop in Silver City

SILVER CITY — New Zealand born photographer and illustrator Frances Melhop, voted “One of the World’s 200 Best Advertising Photographers 2009/2010”″by Luerzers Archive, will bring her skills and talents to the Resident Artist Program in Silver City this winter. She’ll set up a temporary studio at the Silver City School House in January, photographing some of the town’s longtime residents for a future exhibition at the Haldan Art Gallery in Tahoe.

Artist exhibit at BAC runs through Feb. 12

The Nevada Artists Association’s New Years Art Exhibit runs through Feb. 12 at its gallery located at Carson City’ Brewery Arts Center. Art is by local and regional NAA member artists. The show offers new as well as vintage pieces — most are one of a kind original works.

Holder loses appeal of ban from running for Assembly

The Nevada Supreme Court has dismissed as moot the appeal by a Las Vegas candidate challenging an order barring him from running in the 2014 election.

Gold Hill Hotel hosting Cowboy poet Tom Zachry Jan. 14

Tom Zachry, a retired Dayton schoolteacher and cowboy singer and poet, will share songs, poems and stories of old-time Dayton characters at Gold Hill Hotel’s next Thursday night presentation at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14.

Carson City Community Center site of commodity food distribution Jan. 15

Friends In Service Helping, or FISH, is distributing free USDA Commodity Foods to Carson City families 9-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. No one will be admitted before 9 a.m.

Carson City Sierra Place offering live music, other events in January

Free events geared toward seniors are being offered this month at Sierra Place Senior Living, 111 W. College Parkway.

Dayton Valley Dog Park seeking nominations of officers at meeting Jan. 12

Dayton Valley Dog Park is holding nominations of officers — including presidents; vice president; secretary and treasurer — at its Jan. 12 meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Dayton Senior Center.

Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski hosting meeting Friday at Cracker Box

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his first Breakfast with Brad meeting of 2016 from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St. All Carson City residents are invited to join Bonkowski for coffee and conversation.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center debuting short films by local filmmakers Friday

Six filmmakers from Northern Nevada will premiere short films at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performance Hall of the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. The films were all shot on location in Carson City and surrounding areas, and all projects were directed or produced by Northern Nevada high school graduates, including Douglas High School 2014 graduate Austin Bachman, a current University of Nevada, Reno, student.

Soroptimist International of the Comstock hosting Bingo Jan. 23 in Dayton

Soroptimist International of the Comstock is hosting an evening of Bingo Jan 23 at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road, Dayton.

Prep roundup: Bad third quarter sends CHS girls to loss

RENO — North Valleys outscored Carson 20-4 in the third quarter en route to a 66-39 win over the Senators Tuesday night in a Division I crossover girls basketball game.

Carson boys pull away against North Valleys

RENO — It was a trap game, plain and simple.

Democrat Evans takes on 2nd District Republican Rep. Amodei

RENO — A liberal talk radio host and former chairman of the Washoe County Democratic Party has announced his candidacy for a Nevada congressional seat that no Democrat has ever held.

Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments in challenge to Catalyst Fund

The Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s Catalyst Fund.

Race to November is on

t’s pretty difficult to go anywhere in Nevada these days without running into a presidential candidate. In the past few months, one Republican and one Democratic debate have been held in Las Vegas. Along with countless campaign stops by every major candidate; and there’s no sign of it letting up.

Tuesday, January 5

Pork traditions for the new year

As I’m writing this article I’m reflecting on events from years past and wonder, how long ago was that? Not coming up with an answer, I quietly murmur to myself, “time flies!” In that moment, I also came to the conclusion I’m now aging in dog years.

Nevada attorney general warns of new scam

Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt is warning consumers to be aware of a new scam making rounds where callers pose as representatives of the “state” attorney general or U.S. Department of Treasury.

First baby born on New Year’s Day

Banner Churchill Community Hospital greeted the hospital’s first baby of 2016 on New Year’s Day. Josiee Lynn George was born to Shylaa Albert and Joseph George of Fallon at 11:28 p.m. on Friday.

COUNTY COMMISSION

The Churchill County Commissioners meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St., Suite 145.

What’s new in Medicare for 2016

The biggest news in Medicare for 2016 is the Part B premium. I’m happy to report that for most people with Medicare, the premium will stay the same as it was in 2015: $104.90 per month.

Valley water users OK deal

Lahontan Valley water users approved a ballot measure at Monday’s special election to allow the Truckee-Carson Irrigation board of directors to sell Donner Lake assets.

Nevada state gaming up, Churchill even

November’s gaming win increased 7.76 percent statewide,, but Churchill County remained about even. Statewide, non-restricted gaming licensees reported total win of $944.26 million. That is a $68 million increase over the same month of 2014.

With small lineup, Fallon finishes 5th at Sparks

But when the opportunity presented itself to give the younger wrestlers more mat time and exposure to the area’s best wrestlers, Fallon wrestling coach Trevor de Braga didn’t hesitate.

Advanced treatment for varicose veins

Varicose veins — you know them when you see them. Bulging, crooked, and purple or blue in color, they are unsightly at best. Varicose veins are common, but they could be a symptom of a larger problem: chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

Happy New Year everyone

What a thrill — we have made it to a new year! I don’t take any time I have left on this planet for granted. Today, the sky is blue, the air is clean, and I am with the ones who I love. The new year is a traditional time for making resolutions and thanking people who have made a difference in your life.

The Nevada caucus is vital for state

In February, Nevada will conduct its caucus for both the Democrat and Republican presidential hopefuls. As with 2008 and 2012, much will be riding on this year’s presidential election for both parties.

It won’t be just another year

It’s 2016, a presidential election year. Since they only come along every four years, it won’t be just another year. Maybe I’m wrong since candidates seem to be running all the time anymore. It would follow that resolutions and predictions would consider the politics of the coming year. At least it’s a good place to start.

Opportunity in a bottle

Although the season of giving has passed, you can provide the perfect wine pairing for your meal. Show your thoughtful spirit and good taste by offering up a great bottle of wine as a gift to show your appreciation.

LVN reveals its Top 10 list of 2015

Today, the Lahontan Valley News looks at the top stories of 2015 as determined by the editorial staff, readers’ input during the year and impact to the overall community and/or area.

Vikings wish Wave boys happy new year

Though the Wave boys basketball team might have hoped for a fresh start in 2016, the Vikings downed Fallon 69-56 at the Blue Gym in South Tahoe on Saturday.

DIVORCES

The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during November 2015. Tiffany Lynn Acklin and Andrew David Acklin

New Year, same winning streak

In a battle between Div. I-A Northern League unbeatens, a lack of consistency cost the South Tahoe girls basketball team. The Vikings fell to Fallon 55-27 on Saturday at the Blue Gym, unable to maintain a fast start and keep the Greenwave from a 13th consecutive victory to start the season.

Standing up to racial arsonists

I know I shouldn’t write this — and I know I’m going to bring down the wrath of the Thought Police and the race-hustlers upon my head — but I’m sick and tired of this white-hating “black lives matter” crud and ain’t gonna take it anymore.

LVN Top 10 list 2015 - Sports

The Lahontan Valley News also looks at the top sports stories of 2015, with Nos. 5-10 features today and Nos. 1-4 unveiled this Friday.

Don King

Don King passed on January 2, 2016. Don was a very warm and caring person to his family and friends and was always there for a friend in need. Don was proud of his four years in the Navy during the Korean War. He was an active

Presidential caucuses will take place in February

With the exception of the Judicial candidate filing period, the first official event of the 2016 election season will happen in February when the two major parties hold their Nevada precinct caucuses.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Reminder pull over for emergency vehicles

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers to remember the proper rules when pulling over for emergency vehicles.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: New Years weekend keeps officers busy

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City THURSDAY At 3:35 p.m., Curtis Helton, 50, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies responded to reports of possible drug activity near the 1800 block of Carson Street. Bail was set at $4,100.

Monday, January 4

Harvey Mitchell, Jr.

Harvey Mitchell, Jr., member of the Washoe Tribe, was born in Shurz, NV August 26, 1960. He passed away in Carson City, NV on January 2nd, 2016.

Melissa Dale Shute

Melissa Dale Shute, 47 passed away on November 19, 2015. Melissa was born on May 15, 1968, the daughter of Dale and Vilma Weneck. Melissa loved cooking and being with friends and family. She was the life of any gathering, and brought smiles to all she knew with her energetic personality. Melissa is survived by her parents, husband, Michael, Mother-in-law, Nadine, and daughter, Brittany. She leaves behind numerous friends and family who loved her dearly.

Richard L. Hutchinson

Richard L. Hutchinson passed away December 27, 2015 at the age of 59 in Sacramento, CA after four years of battling cancer.

Doris M. Cole

Doris M. Cole, 98, passed away December 26, 2015 in Hope, Arkansas. Doris was born June 13, 1917 in Delphos, Iowa to William and Electa Jones.

Las Vegas gets 42 million-plus visitors. Who’s counting?

LAS VEGAS — Visit Las Vegas in 2015? Count yourself among the more than 42 million people traveling to the casino corridor last year, according to the resort’s biggest travel booster.

Nevada stays unbeaten at home

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack is serious about protecting its home floor this season.

Tips for getting started with Nordic skiing

Fitness experts have long heralded the benefits of Nordic skiing as a highly aerobic, yet low-impact sport.

Saturday, January 2

Darrell Moody: Sierra teams stronger than High Desert

Now that the holidays are over, boys and girls basketball teams in northern Nevada dive headfirst into league play.

Andreasen memorial set for Jan. 9 in Carson City

Andreasen memorial set for Jan. 9 in Carson

Friday, January 1

Report: appellate court makes difference

The Annual Report of the Nevada Judiciary issued this week says in just its first six months, the newly created intermediate Appeals Court has made a significant difference.

Updating some non-NASCAR racing news

Here’s wishing a happy 2016 to everyone, and may your favorite driver win the championship this year! Last week I did a brief preview of the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup season, so I’ll update the news on some other series this time.