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Thursday, March 31

Nevada Supreme Court: Man fired after arrest can’t get unemployment benefits

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week a man fired for missing work because he was in jail can’t claim unemployment benefits.

Nevada goes for first crown

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... History is going to be made at Lawlor Events Center on Friday night. The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team will play for a national postseason tournament championship in Reno for the first time in school history. It might never happen again.

Carson baseball falls to Gorman

HENDERSON — Carson High’s baseball team has run into two very good pitchers in the first two days of he Bishop Gorman Easter Invitational.

Brad Pitt at our dog park

You are probably thinking, oh gosh, our CAPS column has just become another tabloid gossip sheet. Well, it’s the truth; Brad Pitt visits our dog park frequently. He’s shirtless, muscular and handsome. Brad also loves to roughhouse and play with the regulars at our Fallon dog park. Brad is a handsome pit bull who is a bundle of energy and joy. In fact, he is a favorite of the play-around set.

Our confused president

There is no great difference between communism and capitalism.

Baseball’s greatest left-hander ever

On Monday the greatest sportscaster ever begins his 67th and final season.

AGRICULTURE NEWS BRIEFS

Cooperative Extension has teamed up with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” Classes are free and run 6–8 p.m. every Tuesday, Feb. 2–March 29, at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.

Which IRA is best for younger workers?

If you’re at the beginning of your career, you might not be thinking too much about the end of it. But even younger workers should be aware of – and saving for — their eventual retirement. And since you’ve got many years until you do retire, you’ve got a lot of options to consider — one of which is whether an IRA may be appropriate for you and, if so, what type.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Each Friday at 9 a.m.-Take Pounds Off Sensibly with our fun group! Join us for motivation at the Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $32. For more information call Nancy at 775-423-4568 or Jo at 775-867-3244.

Worm control in apples begins now

If you had apples with worms last year, it is likely you will have wormy apples this year too, unless you take precautions.

Platform to employment opens applications for long-term unemployed

Las Vegas — Platform to Employment (P2E), a nationally recognized program addressing the specific needs of long-term unemployed workers has opened its on-line application for its class for residents of the Las Vegas area, announced Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).

State water, land briefs

The Bureau of Reclamation will conduct negotiations for a storage contract with the city of Fernley, Nevada. Under Title II of Public Law 101-618, Section 205(b)(1), Reclamation is authorized to enter into contracts for the use of space in Truckee River reservoirs. Contracts must be consistent with the terms and conditions defined in the Truckee River Operating Agreement.

View from the Past

A paper on alfalfa seed oil was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, by the department of agriculture of the University of Nevada upon the chemistry of alfalfa. It was prepared by Professor C.A. Jacobson and August Holmes. The oil was found to be a drying oil, similar to safflower oil, brownish yellow in color and having a pronounced greenish fluorescence in sunlight. Oils of this kind are used extensively in the manufacture of paints, varnishes and lacquers. They are also employed in the arts, in soap manufacture, perfumery, foods and medicine. Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, April 1, 1916

Withstand the test of time

One of the best authentic 19th-century Old West mining towns in this region is California’s Bodie State Park, located three hours south of Carson City on the Nevada-California border.

Niyaz blens tradition with electronics

The musical ensemble Niyaz has garnered widespread critical acclaim for their ability to seamlessly meld ancient poetry and song of the historic Middle East with contemporary touches and flourishes of twenty-first century electronica.

Spring job fair offers crucial tips

Lessons learned and lessons to be learned characterize most job or career fairs, but as the Fallon Chamber of Commerce readies for next week’s job fair in Fallon, the organization’s executive director has some crucial tips for those attending.

NDOT to close bridge for additional work

A bridge on Harrigan Road south of Fallon will temporarily close beginning on Monday as a final phase of a Nevada Department of Transportation project to replace the aging bridge commences.

Restructured, new programs affect CCSD

A new funding plan enacted by the last Nevada state Legislature will not only affect special education but also Gifted and Talented Education.

Churchill County 4-H students to attend leadership conference

Churchill County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth and Families with Promise Program recently received a grant to send three students and one adult to the Leadership Washington Focus conference, a national conference in Washington D.C. that develops leadership skills.

Wolf Pack promises packed crowd Friday

Eric Musselman expects nothing less than a Lawlor Events Center bursting at the seams on Friday night.

Elementary students show promise in 12th Annual Track and Field Day

The Churchill County High School 12th annual Track and Field Day hosted groups third, fourth and fifth grade boys and girls from E.C. Best Elementary School.

Lady Wave’s first loss goes to Fernley

FERNLEY — The reason was clear why Fallon coach Tammie Shemenski said she was using the past two sweeps to prepare her team to face Fernley in their own territory.

Fernley shuts out visiting Fallon

The Greenwave baseball team has been in this position before. Fall into a hole, swing the momentum back and cruise for the win.

Wolf Pack has chance to make history

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . History is going to be made at Lawlor Events Center on Friday night. The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team will play for a national postseason tournament championship in Reno for the first time in school history. It might never happen again.

Where in Fallon is Keith Van Horn?

It was no different than any other day. The end of the week was finally here. Oblivious to this unique day 11 years ago, it began as a normal morning as I walked into the LVN office on Maine Street, greeted our receptionist and walked to the newsroom.

Open house about 2017 Carson City budget Monday at Community Center

Carson City is holding two public information open houses about the proposed 2017 budget from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 4 at the Carson City Community Center.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting Tibetan monks Sunday

Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery will be visiting the Brewery Arts Center on Sunday, April 3 to present Removing Obstacles, an event that promotes inner healing through Dharma talks, meditations, and cultural rituals.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on suspicion of petit larceny, contributing to the delinquency of a minor

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 6:51 p.m., a 19-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of petit larceny, contributing to the delinquency to a minor and contempt of court after deputies responded to reports of a group of people taking items from the Market Street Walmart. Bail was set at $1,250.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago Ranch for Sale. Eighty acres 4 miles west of Fallon. Twenty eight acres in alfalfa, 20 acres river bottom, five room house, farm implements, 3 out buildings, 4 wire fence, family orchard, good drainage. Price $4,500. $2,500 down. O. H. Green, Fallon, Nevada.

Carson City Wyndham Garden Hotel hosting job fair April 16

Carson City’s Wyndham Garden Hotel, 900 S. Carson St., is hosting a job fair on April 16 to fill a variety of positions, most of which are in its new Black Bear Diner.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Family in Carson City holding rummage sale Saturday, April 2

Jewelry, furniture, tools, housewares, clothing, books, games and other items will be offered in a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Family, 1201 N. Saliman Road.

Carson soccer trio headed off to college

Three Carson High soccer players will be continuing their careers on the community college level.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, concealing a weapon

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 12:55 p.m., a 24-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of two failure to appear warrants after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the 4900 block of Highway 50. Bail was set at $485.

Holistic veterinarian practice opens in Carson City

Pal is here for his aching back. “He has a lot of energy and enthusiasm for life,” explains Carol Colavecchio, Pal’s owner, a retired registered nurse who lives in Minden. “He charged into the pen and the sheep freaked out and started jumping over him and hurt his back.”

Silver City hosting art, writing workshops by award-winning artist Scott MacLeod

An Oakland, Calif., artist is visiting Silver City to help build a found-object model of a ship using driftwood, rusted iron, fishing poles, wire, salvaged wood and other materials.

Carson City Nugget hosting comedians K-von, Kirk McHenry, Justin Rupple, JR De Guzman in April

Anyone looking for Friday evening entertainment can see the star of MTV’s hit show “Disaster Date” at the Carson Nugget.

Carson City area live entertainment

Trippin’ King Snakes from 7 to 10 p.m. today at Carson Cigar Company, 318 N. Carson St., and from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday at Genoa Bar, 2282 Main St., Genoa.

Six defendants in Carson City man’s murder enter not guilty pleas

The six defendants in the murder of an 18-year-old Carson City man entered not guilty pleas in court Tuesday. Reed Skenandore, 21; Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, 18; Allen Garcia-Manriquez, 19; Jonathan Skenandore, 18; Daniel Lease, 20; and Jacob Huttman, 19 are all charged in connection with the Jan. 11 murder of Grant Watkins.

Senators lose tournament opener Wednesday

HENDERSON — Carson Perkins limited Carson High to two hits over five innings to lead Vauxhall Academy-Canada to a 5-1 win on the opening day of the Bishop Gorman Easter Invitational Wednesday morning.

Super Bowl drives up gaming win

Nevada casinos reported total win of $989.8 million in February, an 8 percent increase over the same month last year. That is an increase of $73.7 million. Gaming win has now increased in three of the last four months.

Nevada grinds out win at home

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack felt like it was involved in a heavyweight championship fight Wednesday night.

Wednesday, March 30

Carson City Planning Commission denies permit for church

The Carson City Planning Commission denied a request for a special use permit to build a church on Clear Creek Avenue near Silver Sage Drive.

Waiting for the call

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.— He may have been the best prospect flying under the radar for the Diamondbacks this spring until opponents saw the mighty Peter swing his bat.

Nevada Artists Association’s Spring Has Sprung show is at Carson City Brewery Arts Center

The Nevada Artists Association opened its Spring Has Sprung display at the NAA Gallery at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Western Nevada College in Carson City offering short class for substitute teachers

Substitute teachers can learn tips to create a better learning environment for themselves and their students through a Saturday class offered at Western Nevada College Carson City Campus on April 2 and 9.

Nevada Management Recruiting offers free job search support to veterans

Nevada Management Recruiting, owned by Vietnam War veteran Steve Rose, offers free job search support to all veterans. Its HireRHeroes program also offers free services to companies hiring veterans.

Community spotlight: Junior Giants program in works

The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department is establishing a Junior Giants baseball program.

Nevada’s unemployment rate below 6 percent; Carson at 6 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate dipped to less than 6 percent in February for the first time in eight years. The seasonally adjusted statewide rate was at 5.9 percent. The raw rate, which compares with the state’s metropolitan areas, was even lower — 5.7 percent.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 2:48 p.m., Gissell Resendiz, 26, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run causing injury, failure to maintain travel lane and duty to render aid to vehicle accident after deputies responded to reports of a vehicle accident near Saliman Road and Long Street. Deputies found Resendiz near Rand Avenue and William Street after initiating a traffic stop. Bail was set at $40,540.

Tuesday, March 29

Recipe: French green beans by Michelle Palmer

When Linda asked me to write an article over a month ago, I thought I have a lot to think about. There are so many topics when it comes to food. Everybody loves a good green bean.

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing at next level

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Adam Whitt, Carson, Astros: At spring training.

Italian prime minister, governor inaugurate triple renewable hybrid plant

The cooperation of two nations, one western state and a small county all dedicated to developing and nurturing alternative energy focused on the first triple renewable hybrid plant in the world located 12 miles east of Fallon and ringed by pastoral land.

Morehead State tops Nevada in CBI finals opener

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Lyonell Gaines scored 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Morehead State to an 86-83 victory over Nevada in the opening game of the College Basketball Invitational finals on Monday night.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office issues reminder about ATV and dirt bikes

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents dirt bike and all-terrain vehicles are designated for off road use only and not street legal.

How Medicare’s hospice benefit works

Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one. Hospice is intended to help terminally-ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. Hospice doesn’t focus on curing disease and it’s not only for people with cancer.

Must-know tips about home office deductions

If you use your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. If you qualify, you can claim the deduction whether you rent or own your home. You may use either the simplified method or the regular method to claim your deduction. Here are six tips that you should know about the home office deduction:

Those terrible sick days

It was two weeks ago that my son Doug and I woke up feeling just plain terrible. Of course, the first thing we thought about was the flu, but we had our flu shots and neither of us had a fever. We spent the next three days slumped immobile on the sofa.

Trustees approve cuts for next year

Although budget cuts planned for the 2016-2017 are not as severe as in previous years, the Churchill County School District, nevertheless, must trim $361,100 that includes three high-school teachers.

Thomson’s record-breaking day paves Fallon track teams to top 12 finishes

A 44-year-old record fell on a perfect afternoon of the 44th-annual Elks Invitational Saturday at the Ed Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Fallon’s engineer company leads charge for gender integration in combat roles

The combat engineer unit in Fallon composed of notoriously rugged soldiers is spearheading gender integration into Nevada Army Guard combat positions.

Justice commission members question medical marijuana program

The Commission on the Administration of Justice raised last week a list of concerns about how the state’s medical marijuana program operates.

File an accurate return

The IRS encourages you to file an accurate tax return. Take extra time if you need it. If you make an error on your return then it will likely take longer for the IRS to process it. That could delay your refund. You can avoid many common errors by filing electronically. IRS e-file is the most accurate way to file your tax return. Seven out of ten taxpayers can use IRS Free File software at no cost.

Nevada’s ‘Mitt Romney’ suits up to choke again

OK, if you you’ve got joy, joy, joy, joy down in your heart that Sharron Angle decided to run for the United States Senate again this year, well, you probably ought to just stop reading RIGHT NOW.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Each Friday at 9 a.m.-Take Pounds Off Sensibly with our fun group! Join us for motivation at the Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $32. For more information call Nancy at 775-423-4568 or Jo at 775-867-3244.

He’s not fit to be president

Donald Trump’s intemperate, vulgar, sexist comments and his discrimination against those who look differently, talk differently or worship differently than him, and his hesitance to condemn the KKK, should sink his candidacy. But not Trump’s. The more foul, sexist, racist, and mean he gets, the more his fans cheer him on.

Forgetting what free speech is

Whether you like Donald Trump or not doesn’t give you the right to obstruct his right to free speech. The Chicago mob that shut down Donald Trump’s campaign speech should have been put in jail. Trump’s campaign was hosting the rally. This was Trump’s party. Your right to free speech does not Trump someone else’s right to free speech.

Letters to the Editor

What has happened to common sense? Violence proliferates. In the name of a cruel god and a ruthless religion, a terrorizing army kidnaps, murders, tortures, burns, plunders and destroys. Yet it’s a hate crime to speak out against such a religion?

Court News

The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court.

Guard positions are relocating to Carson City

CARSON CITY — Positions for dozens of Nevada Army Guard soldiers will relocate to the Office of the Adjutant General here this summer, eventually resulting in about 80 new part-time jobs for the state’s capital city.

Lady Wave sends Truckee home with triple shutout

The Lady Wave’s second sweep of the season began with a no-hitter victory for Fallon pitcher Alicia Baze on Friday, 11-0, followed by a two wins, 10-0 and 16-0, on Saturday for a triple shutout against the Truckee Wolverines at home.

Pitching carries Fallon past Truckee in sweep

Solid pitching performances bookended another series sweep for the Greenwave baseball team.

Wildcats earn first SWAC road victory

The extended pitching of Kristina George, and home runs by Triniece Lesky and Dakota Robinson propelled Western Nevada College to a doubleheader softball split against Snow College on Friday in Ephraim, Utah.

Wave wrestling places 4 in all-state team

It’s only been a little over a month but the Greenwave wrestling team is still picking up some accolades.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on four counts of battery on an officer

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 4:44 a.m., Caleb Richey, 29, of Dayton was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and DUI- second offense after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Highway 50 and Detroit Road. Bail was set at $5,600.

Judge rules against proposed rooftop solar ballot measure

LAS VEGAS — A Carson City judge dealt a setback Monday to a proposed ballot measure that aimed to reverse a recent rate hike for Nevada’s rooftop solar customers.

Historian & author Dennis Cassinelli visiting Gold Hill Hotel April 7

Dennis Cassinelli, a Nevada historian and author, will offer a presentation about petroglyphs and the Dayton petrified forest that Mark Twain wrote about in his book, “Roughing It,” at Gold Hill Hotel’s next Thursday Night Presentation at 7:30 p.m. April 7.

League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada to meet April 16 at Carson City Adele’s

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada will hold its annual meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Café at Adele’s, 1112 N. Carson St.

Basic dog obedience programs planned in Carson City, Dayton

Guy Yeaman is offering basic dog obedience programs in Carson City and Dayton.

Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski’s breakfast meeting is Friday

All Carson City residents are invited to join Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski for coffee and conversation from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.

Taking spring training in stride

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A former standout University of Nevada baseball pitcher who collected scores of postseason awards during his collegiate career had hopes of finding a spot on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ roster.

Monday, March 28

Sunny skies to return to Fallon this week

Mother Nature’s quirks had residents in the Lahontan Valley trading in their Easter bunnies for snow shovels and boots for a few days this week.

Carson City Sierra Place hosting free events in April

Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway, is offering free events in April.

Ceremony to honor Vietnam War veterans is April 2 in Mills Park in Carson City

The Carson Area Chapter 388 of the Vietnam Veterans of America invites all Vietnam veterans and the general public to this year’s Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony at 5 p.m. April 2 at the Nevada Vietnam War Memorial in Mills Park.

Tahoe Douglas Elks in Gardnerville hosting evening of Bingo Friday, April 1

An evening of Bingo is planned on Friday at Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Police officer shot at U.S. Capitol, shooter caught

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol Police officer was shot Monday at the Capitol Visitor Center complex, and the shooter was taken into custody, Capitol officials and police said.

Carson City St. Paul’s Lutheran Family holding rummage sale Saturday

Jewelry, furniture, tools, housewares, clothing, books, games and other items will be offered in a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Family, 1201 N. Saliman Road.

Nevada begins quest for CBI crown

The way Eric Musselman sees it, the Morehead State Eagles desperately need to beat the Nevada Wolf Pack Monday night in Kentucky in the first game of the College Basketball Invitational championship series.

Local roundup: Carson boys take third; Hawley sets school record

FALLON — Carson High’s boys track team finished third at the 44th annual Fallon Elks Invitational on Saturday.

Road controls

U.S 395 is closed at North McCarran Blvd. due to two crashes, according to NHP

Saturday, March 26

Moyle in the zone for CHS

RENO — When Carson High lefty Bryce Moyle gets his off-speed pitches in the strike zone, he’s one of the premier pitchers in Northern Nevada, and Saturday afternoon he was at his best.

Memories of Wildcat athletics: WNC made me a better person

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

Petition to raise minimum wage withdrawn

The PLAN backed initiative petition to raise Nevada’s minimum wage has been withdrawn.

Chris Carver withdraws from Carson City mayor’s race

The race for Carson City mayor has already been reduced from four candidates to three. Chris Carver, who filed to run for mayor just before the deadline last Friday, posted on his website Friday he was withdrawing from the race.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Be cautious of bicyclists on the road

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to be more cautious of bicyclists on the roadways. With the warmer weather, more cyclists are on the roads and motorists need to pay extra attention, as they are driving, especially in residential areas where children are going to be, said Sgt. Scott McDaniel.

$10 million in tax breaks approved for Hyperloop

Nevada’s economic development board Friday approved $10 million in tax breaks for Hyperloop Technologies, which is designing a space-age, high-tech system for moving people and cargo at hundreds of miles per hour.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Four arrested in connection with fight

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 3:52 p.m., a 37-year-old Carson City woman, an 18-year-old Carson City man, a 19-year-old Carson City man and 19-year-old woman were all arrested on suspicion of battery after deputies responded to reports of a fight near the 1100 block of Woodside Drive. The reporting party said some subjects were armed with bats and attacking three people. Bail for each was set at $1,000.

Carson City Citizens Academy learns about team’s tactics

Students in the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy got a first hand look at the department’s SWAT during its class Wednesday night. The class met at the College Parkway Fire Station 52, where Sgt. Jim Primka, the SWAT Watch Commander, went over information such as the tactics used today, the team and the training it takes to make it onto the team. He explained each member of the team has to be with the department at least a year, pass a physical agility test, range qualification and 40 hours of SWAT school to be on the team. In addition, each member has to requalify twice a year and attend 10 hours of training per month.

Holton is in control against McQueen

Carson High, thanks to six strong innings from John Holton, snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over McQueen Thursday night at Ron McNutt Field.

Local roundup: Wildcat baseball and softball teams split

PRICE, Utah — Homers haven’t been the primary source of Western Nevada College victories in 2016, but that changed on the team’s current road trip.

Stanford ‘Haase’ new coach in ex-South Tahoe star

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford hired University of Alabama at Birmingham coach Jerod Haase as its new basketball coach Friday, a week and a half after firing eighth-year coach Johnny Dawkins.

Friday, March 25

Nevada Office of Economic Development Board approves tax breaks for Minden firm

The Office of Economic Development Board on Friday approved an expansion of tax breaks for Cristek Interconnects, a Minden company who produces high-tech wiring, connectors, electromechanical assemblies and other components for the defense industry. Company owner Cristi Cristich said the firm is expanding its operations in the Carson Valley with plans to begin also exploring possibilities in the drone market.

Johnson earns 77th victory

Last weekend saw racing activity in California, Florida, and Australia, as NASCAR, NHRA, IMSA, and Formula One were all in play.

Carson City Ron Wood Family Resource Center to honor outstanding youth

The Ron Wood Family Resource Center is looking for outstanding youth to honor in its Community Youth Leader of the Year Scholarships and Awards event on June 10 at the Governor’s Mansion.

Douglas County Public Library in Minden needs volunteers

The Douglas County Public Library needs volunteers to help at its children’s desk during the summer. Assistance is needed to sign up children for the summer reading program and issue prizes.

Genoa’s Mormon Station to hold program on Kit Carson April 9

Everything in our area seems to be named after Christopher “Kit” Carson, from Carson City and the Carson River, to the Carson Pass and Carson Valley. Join a park ranger at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Genoa’s Mormon Station State Historic Park to find out why.

Egg hunts, bunny visits planned in area

Fallon Lions Club / Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held Easter Sunday at Laura Mills Park. It starts promptly at 1 p.m., and there will be three age groups with additional prizes for each group.

Elementary track day is March 30

The Churchill County High School track and field team is sponsoring the 12th annual Elementary School Track and Field Day on Friday, March 30 at 9 a.m. at the track of the Ed Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Mason Valley woman found dead from gunshot

A 26-year-old Lyon County woman died Tuesday from a gunshot wound. At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to Stanley Lane in Mason Valley for a report of a gunshot injury. When they arrived they found Johnie Shadden, an on-duty postal worker, dead.

Sterling choice for Senators’ Torres

Julie Torres’ midfield play was a key reason behind Carson High’s soccer success this season.

Nevada advances to CBI finals

RENO — Marqueze Coleman uttered the two words on Wednesday night the Nevada Wolf Pack has been longing to hear for the last month.

Bluegrass band Run Boy Run to perform in Minden’s CVIC Hall April 22

A Tucson four-piece that blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and turn of the century details is visiting Minden on April 22.

Thursday, March 24

Wolf Pack shooters finally find the range

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has undergone an amazing transformation over the last two weeks and three games in the College Basketball Invitational. It’s playing with the confidence and shooting touch of Stephen Curry.

Local roundup: Lichty powers WNC to sweep

Tim Lichty is on one of those offensive tears hitters covet.

Animals and Daylight Saving Time

I was at the gym yesterday, riding the bike and visiting with my friend Jennifer. She loves animals and is a rescuer at heart. Her recent rescue is a calf named Jersey. Jersey is four weeks old and is bottle fed three times a day. Unfortunately, when we sprang forward in time, Jersey’s tummy didn’t make the leap. He moos sadly because his schedule has changed.

AGRICULTURE NEWS BRIEFS

Cooperative Extension has teamed up with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” Classes are free and run 6–8 p.m. every Tuesday, Feb. 2–March 29, at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Each Friday at 9 a.m.-Take Pounds Off Sensibly with our fun group! Join us for motivation at the Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $32. For more information call Nancy at 775-423-4568 or Jo at 775-867-3244.

JoAnne Skelly: Pruning roses

All winter I have said, wait to prune your roses. April 15 is time to prune roses. While there are general rose pruning principles, the different types of roses: hybrid teas, floribundas, shrub, climbers, ramblers and miniatures, all have special requirements. The first reason to prune is to remove dead, dying, damaged or diseased wood. The second goal is to shape the plant with an open center. A third goal is to increase air circulation within the plant to reduce potential disease problems and the final objective is to increase flower production.

A&E BRIEFS

Artsts young and older, experienced or new are invited to join Mary Rutherford, folk artist and volunteer at Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, for a community outdoor art session at the refuge this spring. Sessions are scheduled for Saturdays, April 2, 9 and May 7, 14 from 10 a.m. - 12:30p.m. at the Foxtail Lake pavilion, located about 3 miles along the Foxtail Auto Tour route. The sessions are free to the public, and you may attend more than one session.

The bizarre kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr.

The recent death of Frank Sinatra Jr., the son of famous singer-entertainer Frank Sinatra Sr., will rekindle the memories of those who will recall the bizarre, headline-grabbing kidnapping of Frank Jr. in Northern Nevada 53 years ago.

Breaking the stereotype

The older I get the more I realize that stereotypes are usually bogus ... at least my own stereotypes have generally proven to have exceptions. I guess you could say the stereotypical stereotypes stereotypically won’t stand up to scrutiny. I guess you could say that, but why would you?

Give your investment portfolio a ‘spring cleaning’

Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it’s time for some sprucing up. But you don’t have to confine your efforts to your house and yard – you can also engage in a little “spring cleaning” in your investment portfolio.

Reclamation releases environment assessment for new TCID project

CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review an Environmental Assessment for the installation of SatLink2 on flow measurement devices in the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District.

Public Employee Benefit Program strikes deal to significantly lower HMO premium increases

The Nevada Public Employee Benefit Program has cut a deal with its providers that keeps rates for most state workers flat while reducing the increase on HMO members to just a few dollars a month.

Emergency responders to learn about using drones

The first-ever symposium on the uses of aerial robotics systems and autonomous vehicles for emergency first responders is being hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno, on April 6-8.

Noted World War II vet dies

One of Churchill County’s oldest veterans who served as an aviator in World War II passed away in his sleep on March 14, his family reports.

Frey Ranch Estate Gin wins top award

Frey Ranch Estate Distillery, a Nevada-based estate grain distillery south of Fallon, recently earned a double gold medal for Frey Ranch Gin at the 16th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Liquid gold flows

The valley’s liquid gold for ranchers and farmers is now running in many irrigation canals, while both the Carson and Truckee rivers’ flow rates are stronger than normal.

HUD awards $12 million for homeless programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro has warded about $12 million to support 41 local homeless housing and service programs in Nevada.

Commissioners revisit discussion on I-11 corridor

Churchill County commissioners revisited discussion at their last board meeting on the I-11 (Interstate-11) Intermountain West Corridor Study during a presentation from the Western Nevada Development District.

Volunteers, UNCE host forums

Volunteerism is a key factor to a community’s well-being. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is partnering with Nevada Volunteers to host free forums across the state to hear from members of the community about what makes service and volunteerism work and what can be done to foster greater impact. Members of businesses, faith-based groups, municipal agencies, schools and colleges, nonprofit organizations and civic organizations, along with other volunteers, are encouraged to attend.

Multiple sports invade Fallon this weekend

The Greenwave baseball and softball teams begin a two-day stretch of sports galore at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex when they begin a three-game series against Truckee this afternoon. Both teams return to the field Saturday for a double-header when, at the same time, the track and field program hosts the annual Elks Invitational, which draws between 30 and 40 teams from all four of the state’s divisions. And across Sheckler Road will be the Oasis Academy Bighorns lacrosse team.

Wolf Pack in the running for CBI title

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has undergone an amazing transformation over the last two weeks and three games in the College Basketball Invitational.

Region’s best converge for Elks Invitational

IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS IN THE LAHONTAN VALLEY THAT DRAWS MANY OF THE BEST ATHLETES IN THE REGION.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 7:03 p.m., a 24-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery after deputies responded to reports of a fight near the 3500 block of Airport Road. Bail was set at $3,000.

Nevada Humane Society in Carson City & Reno holding Easter adoption event through March 27

Nevada Humane Society’s Egg-stravaganza pet adoption event is offering special adoption fees for cats, dogs and other homeless pets through March 27.

Douglas County Public Library in Minden holding LEGO Mindstorms event April 11

As part of Douglas County Public Library’s celebration of National Library Week, children ages 8-12 are invited to program robots using LEGO bricks and software.

Mammovan to stop in Carson City, Yerington April 14-17

Area women can take advantage of breast cancer screenings when the Mammovan visits Carson City and Yerington next month.

Carson City area live entertainment

Todd Whear and Fritz Klinger in The Lost Reverends of the High Sierra at 8 p.m. Friday at Genoa Bar, 2282 Main St., Genoa.

Capital City Arts Initiative hosting Great Basin Native Artists at Carson City Community Center

Seven Native American artists are showcasing their talent in a new art exhibit, Great Basin Native Artists, by Capital City Arts Initiative. The display can be seen through July 6 in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Men arrested on suspicion of armed robbery

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 5:05 p.m., a 26-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and contempt of court after deputies attempted to serve an unrelated temporary order for protection near the 900 block of Nevada Street. Bail was set at $1,050.

Community sports roundup: Silver State Volleyball Club qualifies for junior nationals

The Silver State Volleyball Club 18-Mizuno team qualified for the Girls Junior National Championships in late April in Wisconsin by winning a tournament over the weekend.

Carson left behind by Reed

Clutch hitting was clearly lacking Tueday night, and the Carson Senators paid the price.

Crosswalk safety an issue in Carson City

Pedestrian safety is becoming a problem Carson City officials say. Since 2015, there have been four fatal pedestrian vs. vehicle crashes in Carson City, and three just since the start of 2016. Most of these incidents are occurring when pedestrians are in the crosswalk.

Wednesday, March 23

Alumni notebook: How Carson City athletes are doing at next level

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: Faced one batter last week and gave up a hit. 0-1 with 14.54 ERA. Adam Whitt, Carson, Astros: At spring training

The Enterprisers robotics team to compete in regional championships March 24-26

Robotics Team 5326, The Enterprisers, composed of middle and high school students from Reno and Virginia City, will compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) West Super-Regional Robotics Championship March 24-26 in Oakland, Calif.

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health seeking input about medical standards

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health is looking for public input to help develop Crisis Standards of Care guidance for the state of Nevada.

Lyon County Republican Central Committee to meet April 2 in Silver Springs

Anyone who would like to learn about grass roots politics and meet with area Republican officials can attend Lyon County Republican Central Committee’s next meeting at 10 a.m. April 2 at the Silver Springs Senior Center, 2945 Ft. Churchill, Silver Springs.

Carson City Wild Horse Children’s Theater hosting awards gala April 23

Wild Horse Children’s Theater is hosting an awards gala to celebrate productions from its last five seasons. The Wild Horse Pony Awards Gala will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

Nevada Humane Society hosting pet parade Saturday in Virginia City

The PUPS up for Parole will be parading through Virginia City this weekend in celebration of Easter. Join Nevada Humane Society and its adoptable dogs as they step into spring with the Easter Bonnet and Pet Parade at noon Saturday.

Nevada plays on in CBI; hosts Vermont Wednesday

RENO — It might be time to change the state song to Home Means Nevada Never Loses in a National Tournament.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office unveils new non-emergency number: 887-COPS

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has acquired a new permanent single law enforcement Non-Emergency telephone number to contact the city-wide dispatch center.

Tuesday, March 22

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 4:39 p.m., a 39-year-old Carson City woman and a 49-year-old Gardnerville woman were arrested on suspicion of petit larceny after deputies responded to reports of a former employee taking items from the Market Street Walmart. Bail was set at $250 each.

Pack on verge of championship berth

The goal of every college basketball team each season is to go to a postseason tournament. The Nevada Wolf Pack has been more than happy to let the tournament come to them this month.

Recipe: Cheesy hominy grits casserole by Muffy Vhay

We often wish for a little luck in our lives — evidenced by a four leaf-clover, a rabbit’s foot or a shooting star. Sometimes we depend on unique, and often comical, family superstitions. My husband and I each grew up with a “say rabbit” custom. We have no idea where it came from, but we have met a few other people who also have that saying in their backgrounds. At the start of each new month, first thing after waking up, say, “rabbit.” That will bring you good fortune all month. Try it this month and see what happens.

Yerington woman found dead Tues.

A Yerington woman was found dead Tuesday of an apparent gun shot wound. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office didn’t release any information, however, it was reported the woman’s husband was the main suspect.

Former Carson High standout Jennifer Purcell ties NCAA softball record

RENO — Former Carson High softball star Jennifer Purcell made her way into the NCAA record book last weekend.

Major Legislature changes expected; few primary races

The 2016 election is expected to bring dramatic changes to the make-up of the Nevada Legislature. There are two factors in play.

Public Employee Benefit Program strikes deal to significantly lower HMO premium increases

The Nevada Public Employee Benefit Program has cut a deal with its providers that keeps rates for most state workers flat while reducing the increase on HMO members to just a few dollars a month.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Space available in accelerated construction program

For those who are looking for a trade or career in the construction field, WNC is offering eight weeks of accelerated training for the craft professional and entry-level positions.

Facts you should know about charitable donations

If you gave money or goods to a charity in 2015, you may be able to claim a deduction on your federal tax return. Here are six important facts you should know about charitable donations.

CANDIDATE FILINGS

U.S. SENATE Sharron Angle, Reno, Republican D’Nese Davis, Las Vegas, Republican

Reflections on command

In three short years as commanding officer of Naval Air Station Fallon, Capt. Leif Steinbaugh has seen many changes, which, he said, has left the base in good shape.

ROCCC updates WNC, regents

The Restore Our College Campus Committee (ROCCC) met last week in Fallon to review action being taken by both Western Nevada College and the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.

The happy union of these states

“The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.” James Madison, 1829

Letters to the Editor

I could say the beat goes on (concerning education). Actually it keeps getting worse. The U.S. Senate very recently confirmed John King as President Obama’s replacement for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. If you know anything about Dr. King you know that he was practically run out of New York after less than four years of chaos as head of that state’s education system.

Lack of local candidates file for election

Two years ago we lamented the fewer and fewer number of people who are filing for local office.

‘Lyin’ Ted isn’t the only whopper teller on the campaign trail

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has spouted so many demonstrable falsehoods about Donald Trump that Trump has been referring to him on the campaign trail as “Lyin’ Ted.”

BIRTHS

Banner Churchill Community Hospital: February 29, 2016 A boy, Conlan Patrick Washington to Deborah Lov Washington and and Shiloh Alvin Washington, weighing 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring 19 ½ inches.

Solar backers say PUC net metering changes unconstitutional

Solar advocates calling themselves the Alliance for Solar Choice has petitioned district court to throw out the Public Utilities Commission decision changing the net metering rules.

Vegas cadets visit NAS Fallon

Army Junior ROTC students from Southern Nevada spent part of their week-long spring camp at Naval Air Station Fallon and learning about the role the key military installation play in the nation’s defense.

Healthy, quality sleeping crucial for children

For babies and young children, high quality sleep is crucial for development and overall health. By adopting good, safe sleep habits early, the entire family can get the rest needed to thrive.

Why infant formula, other foods need carrageenan

For hundreds of years, carrageenan has been used in kitchens all over the world for its ability to enhance food’s texture and structural properties, ultimately making food and drinks, including infant formula, better tasting and more nutritional.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

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

Wave sweeps the Vikings this weekend

The Greenwave’s Kendall Johnson pitched a one-hitter against South Tahoe in their first game on Friday, winning 10-0, and paving the way for two slightly more competitive Wave victories, 12-5 and 11-2, on Saturday.

Wave reminds D1-A why they’re champions

Fallon’s Kayla Buckmaster pitched a no-hitter against South Tahoe on Friday in the Wave’s first win, 18-0, followed by two more victories on Saturday, 21-1 and 10-0, to end the long weekend.

Lady Wave track takes first, boys come in 4th at Yerington

With the first large meet of the season on the horizon, the Greenwave track and field teams faced strong competition in the Yerington Relays on Saturday.

Flores keys WNC’s twin ball split

So far this season Western Nevada College freshman Eric Flores has seen spot duty at first base. More times than not, Flores has taken advantage of his opportunities.

Wildcats regain share of first place

Losing the opening game of a series hasn’t been an omen for the Western Nevada College baseball team this season.

Carson City couple sentenced in ‘stranger than fiction’ case

The Carson couple originally charged with trying to impregnate a 15-year-old girl with a turkey baster was sentenced by District Judge James Wilson on Tuesday. Jessica Soto Delgado-Bracamontes and Mario Quevedo were arrested on charges of sexual assault, furnishing methamphetamine to a child as well as child neglect and endangerment. They were attempting to get the girl pregnant with Quevedo’s sperm because Bracamontes was unable to bear him a child.

Nevada Retirement Planners talk Social Security

The Baby Boomer generation has already begun to use Social Security benefits and there are many more Boomers on the cusp of eligibility. As they file for their Social Security benefits, they may find recent changes within the Social Security system that affect their benefits and make them complicated to understand.

Nevada Wolf Pack’s Jennifer Purcell named Mountain West Player of the Week

RENO — After putting up impressive numbers during the week and tying the NCAA Division I record with 13-consecutive at-bats with a hit at the Grizzly Classic, sophomore first baseman Jennifer Purcell has been named the Mountain West Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Monday, March 21

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of burglary, attempted escape charges

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 10 a.m., Shane Prouty, 39, of Gardnerville, was arrested on suspicion of felony grand larceny after deputies responded to reports of a man taking nearly 4000 grams of gold near the 1800 block of Winnie Lane. Bail was set at $25,000.

Nevada lawmakers differ with their lawyers on transparency

LAS VEGAS — While the Nevada Legislature’s lawyers are adamant that no lawmaker communications outside of final votes are public records available upon request, several lawmakers say the blackout is extreme and worth revisiting.

Western Nevada College baseball: Lichty hits grand slam, solo homer in 14-run inning

Losing the opening game of a series hasn’t been an omen for the Western Nevada College baseball team this season.

Capital Nevada Toastmasters to meet Tuesday, March 22 in Carson City

Capital Nevada Toastmasters is holding its International Speech Competition from 12:05 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at Carson City Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St.

Douglas County Public Library in Minden screening children’s movie ‘Minions’ April 2

The Douglas County Public Library will continue its First Saturday Family Movies when it shows “Minions” at 2 p.m. April 2 in the library meeting room.

Gift of Grace Lutheran Church in Fernley holding Good Friday, Easter services

Gift of Grace Lutheran Church, 290 West St., Fernley, is offering a Good Friday service at 6 p.m. Friday. On Easter Sunday, the church is holding breakfast at 8 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Dayton Valley Dog Park hosting basic dog obedience program

Dayton Valley Dog Park is hosting a basic dog obedience program, instructed by Guy Yeaman, April 10 through May 22.

Nevada State Museum in Carson City honoring USS Nevada Thursday

To honor the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the battleship USS Nevada, the Nevada State Museum is presenting a lecture by Reno Judge Chuck Weller, historian for the Reno Chapter of the U.S. Navy League, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24.

Chrysti R. Barbee-Hayden

Chrysti R. Barbee-Hayden passed away at Tahoe Pacific Hospital on February 25th, 2016 due to a long illness. She was 71 years old. Chrysti was a bookkeeper, jeweler, veterinary assistant, and above all, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Barbee, mother, Virginia M. Barbee, daughter Mara S. Ignatich, sister, Merle A. Chapman, brother Guy F. Barbee, and ex-husband Jerold K. Ignatich.

Nicholas West Tobey

Nicholas West Tobey, born February 21st, 1939 in Santa Barbara, California, passed away peacefully just after 8 pm, February 25th, 2016, surrounded by his family.

Gary Donohew (Chainsaw)

Gary Donohew, 73, a Dayton resident, passed away peacefully at home on March 8th, 2016. Gary was born in West Milford, West Virginia to Woodrow and Faye Donohew. He was also preceded in death by his brother Ralph Donohew and Sister

Robert E. Dunlap

We say goodbye to a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. A man who always believed in the good of people and did all he could to help those in need. A man who served his country with pride. Someone who told beautiful stories that were enchanting, funny, and full of life. A gentle, wise, handsome man that was so very loved. We know you are in a better place, reunited with the love of your life. You will be forever missed and always loved. He is survived by 4 children, 15 grandchildren, and 30 greatgrandchildren. “How lucky are we to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

Rose (Rosie) Denton

Rose (Rosie) Denton passed away on March 15, 2016 at the age of 88 in Carson City Nevada. She was born in Guardiaregia, Italy. Rose came to New York and entered through Ellis Island January of 1939 at the age of 12. Rose lived in Burbank, California and met her future husband, Donald Furm Denton. They

Glenda Marion Haffner

Glenda Marion Haffner, 66, of Fallon Nevada, passed away at her home on February 27, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Glenda was born January 22, 1950 in Eugene Oregon.

Wayne A. Weaver

Wayne was born in Fallon, the fourth of Ray and Margie’s five sons. He graduated from CCHS in 1950, where he played football and baseball.

Carlton Harry “Buck” Walter, PhD

Carlton Harry “Buck” Walter PhD, age 91, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, March 8th.

Four file for Carson City mayor; Angle files for senate

At the 11th hour, three people joined Bob Crowell in the Carson City mayor’s race, forcing the only primary in the capital’s local election contests.

George Dini files for Assembly against Titus in Assembly District 38

George Dini, son of former Assembly Speaker Joe Dini, filed on Friday for the seat his father held more than 35 years.

Memories of Wildcat athletics: I will miss the relationships most

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

Local roundup: Top time for Pradere; Purcell 9 for last 9

RENO — Abigail Pradere is now the top 800-meter runner in the state of Nevada.

Coleman to return for Nevada Monday

RENO — Help is on the way for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Raiders ‘Peck’ away at CHS

SPARKS — Carson High had a chance to put Reed away early, and when they didn’t, the Senators paid the price.

Carson Chamber Singers begin rehearsals for spring concert

Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the Carson High School Choral Room for a pair of concerts in May. This year the Singers are going to feature Broadway, with a line-up of favorite Broadway show tunes.

Saturday, March 19

Education briefs: Area students place as top spellers

Education briefs: Area students place as top spellers

Howard Jachens joins Cafe at Adele’s staff

With a lifetime of cooking, restauranteuring and service under his belt, Howard Jachens landed in February at Cafe at Adele’s as its new manager, in what is viewed as a homecoming of sorts.

Darrell Moody: No dominant DI baseball team in Northern Nevada

The opening day of the Division I baseball season was an interesting one, as McQueen upset error-prone Reno, 4-2, and Spanish Springs’ Ryan Anderson carried a no-hitter into the seventh before allowing a single to Gavin Bullis in a 5-1 win over Bishop Manogue.

Friday, March 18

Capt. David Halloran assumes command of NAS Fallon

NAS FALLON — After serving as commanding officer of Naval Air Station Fallon for almost three years, Capt. Leif Steinbaugh doesn’t have far to travel for his next assignment.

No place like home for WNC, which sweeps

Kristina George fired a four-hit shutout and Western Nevada College unleashed a seven-run inning to sweep a softball doubleheader against Colorado Northwestern, 2-0 and 12-3, on Friday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City.

Dayton baseball and softball fall to Elko

Nevada Appeal staff report DAYTON — Elko struck for 16 runs in it final two at-bats to grab a 20-0 win over Dayton in the Northern 1A conference opener for both schools.

Suspects in Carson City murder case bound over for trial

Six suspects allegedly involved in the murder of 18-year-old Grant Watkins were all bound over for trial on Friday. Day five of the preliminary hearing began with the continuation of testimony from a seventh defendant, Kennan Blackmore, 19, who took the witness stand to tell the court what happened the night of the murder.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Dayton man arrested on suspicion of obstruction charges

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 2:35 p.m., a 25-year-old Reno man was arrested on suspicion of DUI-drugs and possession of marijuana after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Idaho Street and Fairview Drive. Bail was set at $2,000.

Moonlite Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof files for Nevada Assembly seat

Dennis Hof, who owns several brothels around the state including the Bunny Ranch just east of the Carson City line, filed on Friday for the Assembly District 36 seat currently held by Republican James Oscarson.

Would Dennis Hof be first brothel owner elected to Legislature?

If Dennis Hof should win the Assembly seat now held by Republican James Oscarson, he would be the first brothel operator to serve in the Nevada Legislature. He filed for the District 36 seat Friday as a Libertarian.

Daniel Vidovich

Daniel Vidovich, 89 - passed away at his Carson residence March 9, 2016, of natural causes. Dan was born in Sparks to James and Mamie Vidovich on April 27, 1926.

Marian Janet Johnson

Marian Janet Engstrom was born in Isle, MN, to William and Ruth Engstrom on October 9, 1922. Her mother and younger sister, Gretchen, died when Marian was five years old.

Richard Wayne ‘Gub’ Gilder

Richard Wayne ‘Gub’ Gilder passed away on February 5, 2016 at the age of 63. He was surrounded by his loving family at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. He is survived by Kay, his wife of 44 years, a daughter, Amber Rodriguez of

Barbara Louise Sgheiza Jones

Barbara Louise Sgheiza Jones, Age 79, was born January 12, 1937 in Hawthorne, California. She passed away at home from cancer on January 21, 2016 surrounded by her sons and friends. She was proceeded in death by her parents Louis and Dorthea Sgheiza, and her husband Bill Jones. A memorial service will be held on March 26, 2016 12:00PM at the Genoa Town Park in Genoa, Nevada located on Main Street down from the Genoa Cemetery which will serve as her final resting place with her parents and her husband.

Michael Wilson McKnight

Michael Wilson McKnight, 67 of Fallon Nevada passed away February 26, 2016. He was born December 24, 1948 in Las Vegas Nevada to Lawrence Wilson McKnight and Louise Effinger McKnight. Mike graduated from Churchill County High School in 1966.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting comedy showcase April 2

Some of the region’s best stand-up comics will be featured in a comedy showcase sponsored by Wild Horse Productions at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the Brewery Arts Center Maizie Jesse Harris Black Box Theatre, 449 W. King St.

Carson City Wild Horse Children’s Theater holding auditions for Disney’s ‘Aladdin, Jr.’

Wild Horse Children’s Theater is hosting auditions for Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.,” which will be staged on weekends from July 1-10 at the Carson City Community Center.

Carson City University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers plots in community garden

Volunteer Master Gardeners with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Parks and Recreation are working together to offer community garden plots to individuals and groups.

Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run leaves Las Vegas on April 27

The 17th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run is scheduled for the end of April. The run will begin April 27 in Las Vegas and end May 5 at the Capitol Grounds in Carson City. It will be to honor those listed on the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and bring public attention to the dedication and sacrifice made by all Nevada Law Enforcement Officers, especially those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Senators roll over Hug, again

Carson baseball coach Bryan Manoukian gave shortstop Connor Pradere, outfielder Bryce Moyle, catcher Kyle Krebs and outfielder Cody Azevedo the day off.

CHS falls to Damonte

There were two bright spots for Carson High’s young softball team on Thursday.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested following high speed chase

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 2:48 p.m., Rick Tunison, 57, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance after deputies responded to a warrant service near the 1800 block of Carson Street. Bail was set at $500.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center to host Celtic duo Men of Worth Friday

The folk duo Men of Worth, who positions itself firmly at the extreme, traditional end of the Celtic music spectrum, is performing at 7 p.m. Friday in the MHJ Black Box Theater at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Reno Aces to play at Greater Nevada Field

RENO — There will be a strong Carson City presence in downtown Reno during the next 15 years.

Appeal rejected in robbery of 100-year-old Carson City veteran

The Nevada Appellate Court on Thursday unanimously rejected Robbie Hernandez’s appeal of his sentence for robbing a 100-year-old veteran on Memorial Day 2014. Hernandez had argued the sentence was cruel and unusual because it exceeded the recommendation by the Division of Parole and Probation.

Coach Ian Hill wants Western Nevada College soccer to be national-level program

Ian Hill, who’s overseeing Western Nevada College’s new club soccer program, doesn’t expect to waste any time in making WNC a top-level program.

Poor Man’s Whiskey to perform at annual A Night to Imagine benefit for Virginia City Community Chest

A five-member southern rock and bluegrass band is headlining Community Chest, Inc.’s seventh annual A Night to Imagine benefit at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

Thursday, March 17

CBI: No it’s not a TV show and it’s important

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is four victories away from winning the College Basketball Invitational. The what? Doesn’t matter. The important word here is winning. It doesn’t matter who it is against and what it means.

What’s next? Driving dogs?

Yesterday, while driving down Williams Avenue, I happened to glance at the driver on my right. To my surprise there was a golden retriever behind the wheel. Upon second glance I could see the actual driver of the truck was leaning back, so he was barely visible. It made me think of the Subaru commercials that feature dogs behind the wheel.

Old men on bikes

When asked to list my hobbies, I always include writing and mountain biking. I include those activities because I don’t get paid enough to count writing as a profession, and I own a mountain bike. I write much better than I ride my mountain bike so, if you read this column regularly, that should tell you all you need to know about that.

‘The Natural’: Baseball,goodness and redemption

Spring training has begun, reminding these two All-American boys how much we love baseball and especially baseball lore. Baseball, books and film make a cheesy concoction, never more so than in the 1984 movie “The Natural” based on the 1952 novel by Bernard Malamud.

BUSINESS LICENSES

Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in February 2016. All Brands Truck & Trailer Repair; Mobile Truck & Trailer Repair; Bu & Ma: 4292 Margoree Lane; Fallon, Nevada, 89406; 775-867-5822; Owner: John C. Valentic.

View from the Past

Local Happenings. Ben Sheckler has moved his Shoe Shop to the east side of Maine Street, opposite the Fallon Hardware. Old shoes made good as new. ●Baled hay is being shipped from Fallon, the price being from $13 to $15 a ton delivered at the railroad. ●W. A. Van Voorhis went to Lovelock this week on business connected with the Indian service. ●We are requested to announce that there will be a dance at the Harmon school house next Saturday evening, to which the public is invited. Admission 50¢.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Each Friday at 9 a.m.-Take Pounds Off Sensibly with our fun group! Join us for motivation at the Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $32. For more information call Nancy at 775-423-4568 or Jo at 775-867-3244.

AGRICULTURE NEWS BRIEFS

Cooperative Extension has teamed up with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” Classes are free and run 6–8 p.m. every Tuesday, Feb. 2–March 29, at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.

Is your financial umbrella in place?

April showers may bring May flowers, but March is National Umbrella Month. While ranking high on the list of truly obscure celebrations, this “Month” can still teach us a few things — especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals.

Voters deliver subtle message: Die donor scum

To the extent it’s still standing after yesterday, the Stop Trump movement is comforting itself with the world’s biggest lie: that John Kasich is the embodiment of the Republican Party, while Donald Trump is the bastard stepchild.

Our disappearing privacy

“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Those words were written by Benjamin Franklin and were never more true than today.

SENIOR MENU

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

Ground-breaking ceremony officially begins construction of new $4.3 million senior center

City and county leaders talked of a dream coming true Wednesday morning as the official ground-breaking ceremony launched the construction of a new $4.3 million, 15,000-square foot senior center north of the museum on Maine Street.

50th annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale called a success

Even with the threat of cold temperatures and harsh winter weather across much of the West, it did not keep cattlemen from attending the 50th annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale held at the Fallon Livestock Exchange.

JoAnne Skelly: Short daffodils

When I got back from vacation, I was thrilled to see my daffodils growing. I looked more closely and realized they already had flower buds even though they were only a few inches tall. My bulbs have been in the ground a number of years and have always been tall before.

Art Center, museum and library offer programs

The kickoff of a fundraiser for The Arts Center, formerly the Rising Sun Gallery, begins this weekend with a Paint and Wine Night.

NAS Fallon to conduct change of command

Naval Air Station Fallon will conduct a change of command ceremony on Friday as Capt. David Halloran relieves Capt. Leif Steinbaugh as commanding officer.

Food Hub is taking orders

Churchill Economic Development Authority’s Fallon Food Hub is now taking orders online through its Fresh Farm Box Store.

Home design tips for baby boomers

There are about 76.4 million Baby Boomers in the US, according to the Population Reference Bureau. As this population ages, it will become important that features on their houses promote safety, are easy-to-maintain, and last a long time.

Churchill County jobless rate grows to 7%

Nevada’s statewide unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 6.2 percent in January. The raw rate, which compares to the state’s metropolitan reporting districts, was at 6.5 percent as the state added 7,800 jobs.

Straight-shooting Nevada wins

RENO — Don’t tell the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team it can’t shoot.

Carson City area live music

Sierra Highlanders at The Blue Bull’s St. Patrick’s Day party at 8:30 p.m. today. There will be music, green beer, Irish whiskey and free Irish food.

Alumni notebook: Update on Carson City area athletes at next level

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Is 0-1 thus far. Adam Whitt, Carson, Astros: At spring training.

Golfers finish third at Winnemucca

Fallon’s varsity golfers have steadily showed signs of a team with a shot at the state title this year by placing third at the Winnemucca tournament, while veteran Raymond Plasse took the bronze medal in the individual bracket on Wednesday.

Aces Ballpark renamed Greater Nevada Field

There will be a strong Carson City presence in downtown Reno over the next 15 years.

Nevada S&D set for NCAA Championships

After winning the first Mountain West championship in program history, the University of Nevada swimming and diving team will set its sights at additional goals this week, competing at the 2016 NCAA Championships.

Wolf Pack four wins from taking invitational

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is four victories away from winning the College Basketball Invitational. The what? Doesn’t matter. The

Is your bracket busted?

By the time you read this, chances are your bracket is already busted — or it’s on course to be worthless after the weekend.

Family TIES of Nevada offering free health resource help line

The Statewide Toll-free Information/Referral Helpline for families with children who have special healthcare needs offers information about resources to deal with chronic illness, disabilities and other conditions.

Western Nevada College offering driver education classes in Carson City, Douglas, Fernley

New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered at Western Nevada College. Each session includes four days of instruction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $100.

Wednesday, March 16

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested following low speed chase

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 12:45 p.m., Jose Garcia-Perez, 23, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony luring a child, felony statutory sexual seduction, open or gross lewdness, felony eluding, resisting a public officer and no valid driver’s license after deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop near Hot Springs and Roop. Garcia-Perez led deputies on a low speed chase before crashing into another vehicle. Bail was set at $45,350.

Carson City Courthouse receives $18,900 grant for improvements

The Nevada Supreme Court has awarded $106,500 in grants to fund security and technology needs in the state’s lower courts. The grants include $26,600 worth of security improvements, the majority of which goes to the Carson City courthouse to remodel the front lobby so visitors to the clerk’s office also will be funneled through a metal detector. That grant is for $18,900.

Nevada Division of Forestry seeking applicants for grant program

The Nevada Division of Forestry is seeking applicants for two competitive grants programs.

Ganesha brings manufacturing to Carson City

RENO — Ganesha Enterprises will begin manufacturing from a 22,000 square foot facility on Sigstrom Drive in Carson City, founder Karunesh Gupta said Wednesday during the monthly meeting of Nevada Business Connections. Their first test run will take place Friday. The Ganesha manufacturing plant will produce mukhwas, which Gupta says is comparable to a spice trail mix and healthy. The company currently employs 10 but is growing.

Carson City Court Appointed Special Advocates to host information event March 23

Carson City Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, is hosting an information event at 5:30 p.m. March 23 at its office in the Family Court complex, 1539 E. Fifth St.

Dayton Valley Friends of the Library to host annual Spring Book Sale March 18-19

The Dayton Valley Friends of the Library is holding its annual Spring Book Sale at the Dayton Valley Branch Library from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, March 18, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19.

Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors offering veterans housing summit Saturday, March 19

Information about home loan approvals, credit counseling, down payment assistance and more will be offered at a veterans housing summit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors, 5650 Riggins Court, Suite 200 in Reno.

Carson City Canyons Half Marathon kicking off trail series April 2 at Long Ranch Park

The Carson Canyons Half Marathon at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2 at Long Ranch Park is the first of three races in a half marathon trail series.

Carson City Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery’s 5th Annual Northern Nevada Youth Art Show planned

Art by some of the region’s best young artists will be featured in the 5th Annual Northern Nevada Youth Art Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery, 220 W. Telegraph St.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office site of free estate planning seminar March 24

A free estate planning seminar is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 in the Ormsby Room of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser St.

Carson City Muscle Powered hosting monthly Trash Mob Saturday, March 19

Saturday, March 19, is the third Saturday of the month, which means Muscle Powered will be holding its monthly Trash Mob. This time, the group’s efforts will be concentrated on cleaning up a portion of the Carson River.

Carson City Eagle Valley Christian School to host open house Sunday, March 20

Carson City Eagle Valley Christian School, 405 College Parkway, is hosting an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20 for grades 1-8.

The Blue Bull in Carson City hosting St. Patrick’s Day party Thursday

Live music by the Sierra Highlanders and Irish whisky, green beer and free Irish food will be offered at The Blue Bull’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, March 15

Thrice-baked potato skins for St. Patrick’s Day

TRUCKEE, Calif. — This holiday is always a confusing one for me, even when I really (really) try to participate.

Carson City low-speed chase ends in crash, arrest

A low-speed chase ended in a crash on Roop Street Tuesday afternoon. Carson City Sheriff’s Office detectives were conducting surveillance near Tiger Drive on a suspect with a warrant when the suspect got into a vehicle and left the residence around 12:45 p.m. in a black Audi. Detectives attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle on Hot Springs Road, but the driver sped off going southbound on Roop. Multiple marked units also joined the pursuit, but the chase ended when the driver crashed into a second vehicle just before Beverly Drive.

Senators pummel Hawks

RENO — Save for one game, the Carson High-Hug yearly baseball series has been lopsided. In the past six games, five won by Carson, the Senators have outscored the Hawks, 82-6. It was no different in Tuesday’s Northern Division I opener.

Day 2: Preliminary hearing for 6 accused in Carson City drug deal murder case

The friend who drove an 18-year-old Carson City man to the hospital after he was shot in a drug deal gone bad took the witness stand Tuesday during the preliminary hearing in the murder of Grant Watkins. Reed Skenandore, 21; Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, 18; Allen Garcia-Manriquez, 19; Jonathan Skenandore, 18; Daniel Lease, 20; and Jacob Huttman, 19 are all in Judge John Tatro’s Justice Court for their preliminary hearing in the murder of Jan. 11 murder of Watkins.

Preliminary hearing for 6 accused in Carson City drug deal murder case begins

The preliminary hearing began Monday for six of the alleged suspects involved in the murder of a Carson City man in January. Reed Skenandore, 21; Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, 18; Allen Garcia-Manriquez, 19; Jonathan Skenandore, 18; Daniel Lease, 20; and Jacob Huttman, 19 all appeared in Judge John Tatro’s Justice Court Monday for their preliminary hearing in the murder of 18-year-old Grant Watkins.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested as being a fugitive from justice

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City MONDAY At 8:39 a.m., Deann Burnmen, 40, of Richmond, Calif., was arrested on suspicion of being a felony fugitive from justice after deputies responded to reports of an unwanted subject near the 2300 block of Bunch Way. No bail was set.

A touch of class

Nancy Reagan died on March 6. The First Lady passed away in her home in Bel-Air (Los Angeles) Calif.

Trump bringing back the glory days of Rumsfeld’s press skewerings

For conservatives, the most entertaining aspect of Bush 43’s presidency was the daily Pentagon press briefings conducted by then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld during the Afghan and Iraqi military operations.

Why we insist on open government

In an age when government leaks, classified e-mails and court orders to unlock phones seem to make the news daily, it’s worth remembering why we insist on open and transparent government.

Child and Dependent Tax Credit can help you

Don’t overlook the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. It can reduce the taxes you pay. Here are 10 facts from the IRS about this important tax credit:

Don’t wait to tell your doctor about GI symptoms

Many people find it difficult to discuss gastrointestinal problems with their doctors, yet such issues are far more common than you might realize. For example, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is characterized by recurring abdominal pain with either constipation or diarrhea, impacts nearly 35 million Americans — and its effects go beyond physical discomfort, according to a new survey.

People making a difference

After a little more than four years as director of the Churchill County Senior Center, Jamie Lee is leaving the program as the facility begins a new chapter in its life with a ground breaking for a new building on South Maine Street. Her last day was Friday.

CCHS students preparing for the future

Churchill County High School students discovered that interviewing for a job could be more competitive than any situation occurring for them in the classroom or on the playing field.

Veterans advocate program stands out

Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) was honored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a 2016 national recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Award for best veterans services practices.

Gutman named state Veteran of the Month

Ronald “Ron” Gutzman, moves comfortably through military, veterans, political, social, and church circles in a life of service to his community, veterans and non-veterans alike.

Letters

RESTORE THE RURAL FACTOR Editor: One of the original land grant colleges, today UNR is a Tier 1 university ranked by US News as 187th best out of over 1600 institutions reviewed.

Dental implants: Smile with confidence

An estimated two in three Americans have one or more missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth helps regain a confident smile as well stay fit and healthy by maintaining good nutritional habits and eating health foods they previously were unable to chew.

Two boys in white sneakers

Being retired has advantages. One of those is staying home on bad weather days. However, once in awhile necessity rears its ugly head and you end up going out in the rain. That’s exactly what happened one day last week.

Churchill County candidate filing ends Friday

Filing for local candidates has been slow with only three days remaining, said Erin Montavo, Churchill County’s deputy clerk/treasurer.

KINGS of the MAT

Fallon’s wrestling team, which won the school’s first-ever state team title last month in Primm, was honored by the city of Fallon after dying the downtown fountain green and riding a firetruck during an escort to the Venturacci Gym on Monday. Mayor Ken Tedford greeted members of the state championship team, handing each a commemorative pen along with personalized championship T-shirts.

Military members: Get free help on taxes

The IRS offers free tax help to members of the military and their families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. VITA is available both on and off base including sites for military members overseas. Here are tips to know about free tax help for the military:

Lions to the rescue

The Fallon Lions Club awarded $11,500 to the Churchill County Youth Softball Association. Karl Buckmaster, president of the group, gave a presentation about needing new crushed brick/clay dirt in the infield to provide a safer playing surface for the players. CCYSA will be repairing the pitching lanes and adding one more. They they will also be fixing the fencing around the field.

BIRTHS

Banner Churchill Community Hospital: February 25, 2016 A boy, Hunter Mae LaFrance to Raechell Lynn Artrup and Corrie Erin Lafrance, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 18 ½ inches.

LOGOS HONOR ROLL

Logos Christian Academy 2015-2016 First Semester Honor Roll

COUNTY COMMISSION

The Churchill County Commission meets at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday at 155 N. Taylor St., in the commission chambers.

Swimmers set the bar in South Tahoe

Last year was a big one for the Greenwave varsity swimming team sending 12 swimmers to the state competition. This year most of those swimmers have returned for coach Kenneth Grimes’ fifth year with the Wave in the pool, and the team’s start to the season in South Tahoe this weekend is already turning some heads.

Nevada hosts Montana in first round of CBI

“The NCAA tournament is want you want to play in,” senior Tyron Criswell said. “It’s tough for our young guys to take a tournament like this (CBI) seriously because they have more years left to get to the NCAA. That’s where they want to go.”

Bombs away for Peters

No pitcher likes seeing two-time Major League Baseball draftee DJ Peters coming to the plate, especially with the bases loaded.

Bighorns lose a close one at McQueen

The Oasis Academy Bighorns traveled to McQueen High School to take on the Northwest Manahoacs (McQueen) and lost, 8-6, on Saturday.

Fallon opens track and field season with 2nd-place finish

There weren’t too many surprises in the first track and field meet of the season on Saturday. But the future of this season looks bright for both the boys and girls.

Wave goes 3-2 in Reno tourney

The Greenwave baseball team was three outs away — twice — from sweeping its five-game schedule in the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament over the weekend in Reno.

George stars in opening game against Bruins

A stellar relief performance by sophomore Kristina George, and Bailey Henderson’s seventh-inning home run brought Western Nevada College on the brink of an upset of third-ranked Salt Lake on Saturday in Taylorsville, Utah. But the Bruins held on for a 4-3 victory in the opening game of a Scenic West Athletic Conference softball doubleheader.

Carson City Department of Motor Vehicles rolling out new appointment system

Following a pilot project in Reno, Carson City’s Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles office is offering appointments. Motorists can make an appointment up to 30 days in advance on the department’s website, dmvnv.com/dashpass.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center showing film ‘Merchants of Doubt’ March 23

The Brewery Arts Center is hosting a free screening of “Merchants of Doubt,” a film that examines corporate-financed public relations efforts to sow confusion and skepticism about scientific research.

Carson Middle School’s annual Chili Bingo Night is Friday

Proceeds from Carson Middle School’s annual Chili Bingo Night on Friday go to the school’s band program, which is raising money to buy new instruments.

Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary’s 7th Annual V&T Wine, Cheese & Dessert Train is April 16

The Seventh Annual V&T Wine, Cheese and Dessert Train, sponsored by the Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary, is Saturday, April 16.

Monday, March 14

Nicca Matteucci

Ms. Nicca Matteucci Getto passed away on February 29, 2016 due to complications related to septosemia and pneumonia in Sparks, Nevada at the age of 64 years old.

CLINTON W. LINNELL

CLINTON W. LINNELL, age 77, passed away on February 11, 2016 in Fallon, Nevada. He was born December 3, 1938 in Oakland, CA to John Henry and Beulah Carlson Linnell and had lived in Fallon for over 20 years.

Larry Joe Manley

Larry Joe Manley, 70 years old, died on Sunday, Feb. 28. at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, AR after a brief illness. He passed away with his children and wife by his side not far from his home in Springdale.

Clara Dawn Gilchrist

Larry Joe Manley, 70 years old, died on Sunday, Feb. 28. at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, AR after a brief illness. He passed away with his children and wife by his side not far from his home in Springdale.

Virginia Elizabeth Schwall

Virginia Elizabeth Schwall passed away Feb.17 at Carson Tahoe Hospital. She was born on May 21, l920 in Stockton, Ca.to Stockton Fire Chief Martin Cannon and Charlotte Cannon. S

Ethel Alene (Galli) MacKenzie

Ethel Alene (Galli) MacKenzie, 84, passed away on February 26, 2016 in Gardnerville, NV. Ethel was born in Oklahoma on March 12, 1931. She was a proud employee of Fresno County for 35 years. Beloved mother of Marilyn Browns and Debra Linehan, dearest Grammy of Julie Romero and Dennis “DJ” Browns, Jr. Visitation is on Friday, March 4 from 4:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley 1281 N. Roop St. Carson City, NV and friends are invited to attend funeral services Saturday, March 5 at 10:00a.m. at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley. Private burial will take place at the Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno, CA.

Mary Jane Pardew

Mom peacefully passed away into the arms of the love of her life on Valentine’s Day 2016. Mary was born in Redwood City California to alter A. Wentz and Carrie Wentz

Nevada Wolf Pack opens College Basketball Invitational with Montana

RENO — Playing in the College Basketball Invitational was not one of the Nevada Wolf Pack’s goals this season.

This week’s prep schedule

Today BASE: Carson at Hug, 3:45; Wednesday

Dayton goes winless at Yerington

Dayton High’s softball team posted an 0-3-1 record at the Yerington Tournament over the weekend.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man leads deputies on foot pursuit

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 7:24 a.m., a 33-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and obstruction after deputies responded to reports of a woman locking her boyfriend in a room near the 1700 block of Long Street. Bail was set at $3,300.

Mormon Station park in Genoa hosting Dutch oven cooking demonstration on Easter

Celebrate the Easter holiday at Mormon Station while sampling cast iron fare at a Dutch oven cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. on Easter, Sunday, March 27.

Douglas County Suicide Prevention Network’s Gotta Dance Competition is Friday

Sierra Lutheran High School educator J.P. Albert wears many hats — Spanish and physical education teacher and assistant football coach. But Albert is also lacing up his dancing shoes.

Gold Hill Hotel to host journalist Frank Mullen’s talk about Donner Party March 24

Frank X. Mullen, former investigative journalist for the Reno Gazette-Journal, will tell the tale of the Donner Party at Gold Hill Hotel’s next Thursday evening presentation on March 24.

Prep roundup: Big days for Dayton baseball, Carson track

YERINGTON — The Dayton High baseball team improved to 4-0 with wins over Yerington and Bishop Saturday morning at the Yerington Tournament,

Carson baseball beats South Tahoe, Douglas

Carson High stretched its winning streak to four straight and tuned up for the start of league play by knocking off South Tahoe and Douglas on the final day of the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament Saturday at Ron McNutt Field.

Saturday, March 12

WNC baseball takes 3 out of 4 from Salt Lake

No pitcher likes seeing two-time Major League Baseball draftee D.J. Peters coming to the plate, especially with the bases loaded.

Darrell Moody: Kap likely fits somewhere else than SF

Where will Colin Kaepernick end up next season? That’s the million-dollar question around Northern Nevada and the Bay Area.

Memories of WNC athletics: John L. Harvey Field’s beauty goes beyond baseball

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

Filed candidates for Carson City and state offices

Candidates filed for state and local office as of Friday, March 11. The filing period ends on Friday, March 18. Candidates are in alphabetical order, (I) means incumbent.

Friday, March 11

Nevada falls to S.D. State

LAS VEGAS — Trey Kell scored 15 points as San Diego State never trailed and beat Nevada, 67-55, on Friday night in a Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinal.

Wildcat baseball splits at Salt Lake

David Modler’s two-run double highlighted a four-run fourth inning to support the complete-game pitching effort of Matt Young as Western Nevada College rallied for a 6-3 baseball victory over Salt Lake in the opening game of a twin bill on Friday in West Jordan, Utah.

Carson baseball sweeps two games

The fifth inning proved to be huge for Carson High’s baseball team on Friday.

Three races, three drivers in the Chase

There are now three drivers locked into NASCAR’s 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, as Brad Keselowski chased down a fading Kyle Busch in the final laps at Las Vegas last Sunday

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on hit and run. DUI

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 4:56 p.m., a 48-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after deputies responded to an injury accident near William Street and Oxby Loop. Bail was set at $1,000.

Barbara Ann Eaton

Barbara passed away on February 11th, 2016 at home. Barbara was born in Seattle, WA. She moved to Fallon, NV in 2005 from Ocean Shores, WA. Barbara was involved in Top’s and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars of Fallon.

Frank William Primka Jr.

Frank William Primka Jr. died at his home in Carson City on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, following a brief battle with bone cancer, surrounded by his wife and four children.

VINCENT JULIUS “JACK” LAMBERTI

VINCENT JULIUS “JACK” LAMBERTI, age 88 passed away on Feb. 24, 2016 at Banner Hospital in Fallon. He was born January 19, 1928 in New York to Louis and Dorothy Kernick Lamberti. He was a retired farmer, auto mechanic and Appliance repairman. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Velta Neal of Fallon; children, Kathleen Johnson of San Antonio, TX; Brian Lamberti of Reno ; Sandra Gordon of Washington; Lisa Soltis of Reno; Noel Lamberti and Debra Rausch; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27th at 2:00 pm at Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon.

Deana Lois (Merling) Terrell

Deana Lois (Merling) Terrell, 78, passed away on February 23, 2016 at home comforted by family. Deana was born on November 6, 1937 in Fallon, the daughter of Chet and Margaret (Williams) Merling.

Carson City Relay for Life hosting Team Captain Experience March 19

Information about being a Relay for Life team captain will be offered in Carson City Relay for Life’s “Team Captain Experience” from 1 to 5 p.m. March 19 at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

Agencies told to plan for potential 5% budget cuts

State agencies were told Wednesday they should plan flat budgets for the next biennium and to recommend spending reductions of 5 percent below that.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for runaway

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in locating a runaway juvenile. Jonathan Ortiz, 14, was reported as a runaway on Feb. 21 and was believed to be staying with friends in the Carson City area.

Carson City’s Amodei to seek re-election to Congress

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nv., Thursday filed for his third full two-year term representing Congressional District 2. The district covers western Nevada including his hometown Carson City as well as most of northern rural Nevada.

Daylight Saving Time returns Sunday

The fist sign of spring will occur early Sunday morning when we set our clocks ahead at 2 a.m. for Daylight Saving Time.

Deputy wins gold medal at winter games

Churchill County Deputy Sheriff Trevin Goodrick recently competed at the 2016 inaugural World Police and fire Winter Games held at Mammoth Ski Resort, Calif.

TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to perform March 18 in Carson City

TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its Winter MusicFest with the 11th annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece, The Passion according to St. Matthew.

Hawley, Ply to lead Dayton track

Zach Hawley and J.J. Ply dominated the 1A track scene as underclassmen a year ago, and there’s no reason to expect anything different this season.

Wild Horse Children’s Theater presenting ‘Aristocats, Kids’ at Carson City Brewery Arts Center

Wild Horse Children’s Theater is presenting Disney’s ‘The Aristocats, Kids’ at 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11-20, at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Seen is Camilla Beckwith as Thomas O’Malley. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for ages 4-12. Tickets are at www.wildhorsetheater.com, or call 775-887-0438, or, if available, they are at the door.

Oliver lifts Nevada past New Mexico 64-62 in MWC quarters

LAS VEGAS — Don’t call Cameron Oliver a freshman anymore.

Carson City area live music

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

Thursday, March 10

A tough start for Carson

RENO — After an impressive performance in last weekend’s scrimmage games, Thursday’s debut was a disappointment for the Carson High baseball team.

Other than Elway, Kap may be Denver’s best bet

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested for home invasion

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 8:15 a.m., a 50-year- old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Long and Molly. Bail was set at $341.

Greenwave golf starts season as a contender

While several other Churchill County high school teams are still finding their footing the Greenwave varsity boys golfers are already making a name for themselves on the road.

Kaepernick considered for Denver’s future

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Colin Kaepernick might be taking over a Super Bowl champion this season. The Denver Broncos, whose best quarterback right now is 55-year-old John Elway, are rumored to be interested in trading for the future Wolf Pack Hall of Famer.

Lady Wave softball seeks return to state

In her first year as head coach, Lady Wave softball coach Tammie Shemenski has the advantage of a tried and true state championship roster this season.

Young Wave track stars look to strike big

Just because they’re young, doesn’t mean they won’t make an impact this season.

Wave in position for spring state title

Greenwave athletics have an opportunity to go for a sweep of state titles this year after capturing the football crown in the fall and wrestling championship in the winter. Next up is the final season – spring – when Fallon has been the most successful since relocating to the Division I-A.

Lady Wave track and field reeks of great talent

“I’m real excited about my team this year,” Orong said. “We’re so young. We have a lot of talent and enthusiasm. It’s a real pleasure being around these kids for the short time so far. We’re going to be that sleeper team in the north and for the title. I really believe that.”

Rodeo team begins spring schedule

The Fallon Junior and Senior High School Rodeo Club begins the first of many competitions in Northern Nevada this spring, starting with the Fernley High School Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday and finishing with the state finals in Fallon over the Memorial Day weekend.

All-North roster honors Wave’s ‘Moe’ Coverston

Dreams of a state title may have been dashed in the regional playoffs, but one of the Wave’s senior crew is still getting a worthy send-off.

Breaking the stereotype

The older I get the more I realize that stereotypes are usually bogus ... at least my own stereotypes have generally proven to have exceptions. I guess you could say the stereotypical stereotypes stereotypically won’t stand up to scrutiny. I guess you could say that, but why would you?

Boulder City: Nevada’s first planned community

With quaint brick homes, art deco commercial buildings and shaded quiet streets, Boulder City may be Southern Nevada’s most picture-perfect community and there’s a reason for that.

How PERS shorts public employees and teachers

Recently, we’ve been reflecting on our experiences over the past year of public service together and the lessons we’ve learned.

View from the Past

Coyote Hunt Sunday. The big coyote hunt is to take place tomorrow, Sunday the 19th, under the auspices of the Greenhead club. President Cress states that the men of town and vicinity are to meet on Maine Street and be ready to start at 8 o’clock.

SENIOR MENU

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

DIVORCES

The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during February 2016. Lisa Louise Alaimo and Gregory John Alaimo Nancy Diane Anderson and Stanley Jack Anderson

Green: The new color of greed in Nevada

The entrepreneur-turned-humorist ought to know. Even though Samuel Clemens failed miserably at both mining and logging ventures in Nevada, he gave getting rich his best shot. Twain well understood the appetite Americans have for money – and how far those who want a slice of the supply chain pie are willing to go in order to get it.

Stein, Laing write provocative books on film, arts

Jean Stein’s previous books include “American Journey,” an oral history of Robert Kennedy and “Edie: American Girl,” a biography of Edie Sedgwick, a superstar darling of Andy Warhol’s Factory Years.

Bark in the Park is coming soon

The pet event of the season is just around the corner-Bark in the Park will be held on May 7, and we are in the planning stages. If you have never attended our family-friendly festival, be sure to come and bring your dogs. It is the highlight of Watson’s spring: he loves to meet and greet all the folks and pets who make it special.

Oasis Academy’s waiting list affected by new law

A law passed by the last Nevada Legislature goes into effect this spring that requires parents to re-enroll their children if they are on a charter school’s waiting list for admission.

Churchill County reports 11.7% loss in taxable sales

Statewide taxable sales grew 5.3 percent in December compared to the same month of 2014 to a total of $5.12 billion.

UNCE offers irrigation management workshops

Nevada agriculture producers rely on irrigation water to produce all crops, but with the state in the midst of a four-year drought, water for irrigation remains in short supply.

Remnants of Grenada War still visible

Although it’s been nearly 33 years since the U.S. invaded this obscure microstate in the Caribbean and ousted its pro-Soviet and pro-Cuban dictatorship, several surprising vestiges of that Cold War conflict may still be found on the island by those who venture off the beaten path.

Consumers alerted to tech support scams

Consumers are being alerted about an increase in technical support scams in Nevada involving unsolicited phone calls or pop-up computer messages warning of computer viruses.

Panel offers employment tips

A panel discussion on hiring potential employees and helping employers centered on the local job market that will require thousands of additional jobs in western Nevada.

Stix to speak at CEDA breakfast

The president of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and a board member for the Truckee Carson Irrigation District will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday at the monthly Churchill Economic Development Authority breakfast.

Dayton Valley Dog Park seeks vendors for ‘barking’ lot sale June 4

Dayton Valley Dog Park is selling vendor space for its “Barking Lot Sale” in June.

Lyon County Board of Commissioners to meet March 17 in Yerington

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will present its annual report at the Lyon County Board of Commissioners’s next meeting at 9 a.m. March 17 in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Lyon County Administrative Complex, 27 S. Main St., Yerington.

Dayton Senior Center holding annual craft & bake sale March 19

A craft and bake sale to raise money to feed the area’s homebound seniors is planned on Saturday, March 19.

Minden’s Carson Valley Footprinters to host program on Citizens Patrol March 17

Mike Mary will talk about Citizens Patrol when he visits the Carson Valley Footprinters March 17 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Carson City Jack C. Davis Observatory hosting lecture, star viewing Saturday

Just what are comets, and how do they work? The Western Nevada College Jack C. Davis Observatory invites the public to a free lecture about comets at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

CEO of Comstock Mining Corrado De Gasperis to present March 17 in Gold Hill

The CEO of Comstock Mining Inc. will give his insights into two subjects at the next Gold Hill Hotel Thursday Night Presentations at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

Wednesday, March 9

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting harpists Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter Saturday

Two Bay area Celtic Harpists and multi-instrumentalists are performing a concert of rare instruments and stories at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Nevada hopes third time is charm vs. New Mexico

Eric Musselman insists he isn’t counting on Marqueze Coleman to actually play in a Mountain West tournament game this week.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after motorcycle chase

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 7:05 p.m., a 45-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of violation of a suspended sentence after deputies observed a suspicious vehicle near the 200 block of Highway 50. Bail was set at $1,000.

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

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Is 0-1 thus far. Adam Whitt, Carson, Astros: At spring training.

CHS track cupboard far from bare

Carson High lost some valuable senior track standouts, but the cupboard is far from bare.

Mike Thomas to talk about ‘mysterious stuff’ Friday at Carson City Plaza Hotel & Event Center

Mike Thomas will talk about places, things and event that have baffled mankind in Mysterious Stuff, a lecture at 7 p.m. Friday at the Carson City Plaza Hotel and Event Center, 801 S. Carson St.

Douglas County School District offering free Child Find screenings in Minden

Douglas County School District is offering a free Child Find screening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at Minden Elementary School, 1170 Baler St., Minden.

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties to meet Thursday

A Medicaid representative will be available for a conversation about the potential shift from fee for service to managed care in rural Nevada at Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties’ breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Silver Springs Community Center.

Carson Valley Sinfonia’s annual winter concert is Sunday in Minden

The Carson Valley Sinfonia will give its free 2016 winter concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Minden’s historic CVIC Hall.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Man arrested on suspicion of felony intimidating a police officer

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 10:29 p.m., Paul Simpson, 34, was charged with felony intimidating a police officer after his arrest for trespassing at the Casino Fandango. According to the arrest report, he threatened the arresting officer while en route to the jail on trespassing, obstructing and disorderly conduct. Total bail in the case was set at $10,600.

Western Nevada College baseball moves series to Salt Lake

A wet weekend forecast in Northern Nevada has caused the Western Nevada College baseball team to move its upcoming four-game baseball series from Carson City to Salt Lake City.

Carson City Aiport a popular destination

The Carson City Airport handles little freight, but it serves the business community by being a convenient destination for traveling executives. While the smaller regional airport with a single runaway can’t handle commercial carriers or some of the biggest jets, it has other advantages going for it.

Carson City Sheriff’s office urges caution during changing weather conditions

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is advising drivers to be cautious on the roadways with the changing weather conditions. Officials are advising travelers to drive slower and be more observant for unseen obstacles, as well as pedestrians in the road. Because visibility decreases when rain and snow mix, stopping distances need to be increased should drivers need to stop suddenly.

Community sports: Senators win bowling title

Carson High knocked off Spanish Springs, 35-10, to win the area high school bowling championship.

Dust Devil baseball set on making a statement

Armed with a huge group of underclasmen, Dayton High’s baseball team starts its second season under Mike Burrows Friday at the Yerington High Invitational.

Suspect in Carson City hit and run case receives maximum sentence

The driver involved in a 2013 fatal hit and run was sentenced to prison Tuesday morning, despite pleas from the victim’s family to release the suspect on probation. However, despite the multiple pleas for probation and rehabilitation, Judge William Maddox decided to sentence John Gelien to a maximum of 15 years in prison. Because of Gelien’s long criminal history and multiple probation revocations, Maddox said it was time Gelien took accountability for his actions.

Tuesday, March 8

Recipe: Chocolate pudding by Susan Hart

It’s good to have a little comfort food to get us through these last cool, gray days of winter. I have always enjoyed a chocolate pudding recipe from Mollie Katzen in “The Enchanted Broccoli Forest.” The recipe was always gluten-free, but I have adapted it to also be nearly dairy-free. The chocolate chips in the brands I recommend may contain trace amounts of milk.

Carson High School hosting youth basketball camp March 29-31

Carson High School is partnering with Me for Incredible Youth, Inc. to host a youth basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 3-8.

Carson City unit of Retired School Employees to meet March 11

Michele Watkins, executive director of Central Lyon Youth Connections, will be featured at Retired School Employees’s next meeting at 10:30 a.m. March 11 at Q’s BBQ in Carson City.

Carson City Knights of Columbus hosting annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner March 12

Knights of Columbus Council No. 4781 is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner and fundraiser on Saturday, March 12 in the hall of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, 3000 N. Lompa Lane.

Carson City Bethlehem Lutheran Church hosting spring craft fair April 1-2

Vendors selling bath and skin care products, jewelry, baked goods, educational children’s books, candles, quilts and other items will highlight a spring craft fair sponsored by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Comstock women hosting roundtable discussion Tuesday in Dayton

Seven longtime female residents of the Comstock will share memories and tell stories of how things were “back in the day” in Women of the Comstock, a roundtable discussion at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dayton Valley Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton.

Carson City Nevada Humane Society taking part in Nevada’s Big Give

The Nevada Humane Society is taking part in Nevada’s Big Give, a 24-hour fundraiser to help Nevada’s homeless pets.

Carson City Chamber of Commerce hosting social media seminar March 22

Lindsay Chichester, an award winning social media expert, will be featured in a social media seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. March 22 at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, 1900 S. Carson St.

Capital City Arts Initiative hosting artist Paul Baker Prindle March 15 in Carson City

The Capital City Arts Initiative is hosting a talk by artist and curator Paul Baker Prindle, whose illustrated talk, Museum Work: Increasing Creative Capital, is the next in CCAI’s Nevada Neighbors series.

Carson City Natives and Newcomers to meet Thursday

Carson City Natives and Newcomers is meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at San Marcos Grill to hear Detective Doug Speegle talk about senior safety.

Sierra Nevada WBCCI Airstream Owners Club to host camping rally March 17-20

The Sierra Nevada Unit of the WBCCI Airstream Owners Club is hosting its first camping rally of the year from noon on Thursday, March 17, to noon on Sunday, March 20 at Washoe Lake State Park, off Eastlake Boulevard.

Carson City Catmandu joining Nevada’s Big Give March 10

Nevada’s Big Give, a day designated for Nevadans to make donations to the nonprofit of his or her choice, is March 10. Catmandu, a cat adoption center operated by volunteers at 1829 Brown St., is inviting donors to contribute at http://nvbiggive.razoo.com/us/story/catmandu.

Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd to host meeting Friday in Mills Park

Carson City Ward 1 Supervisor Karen Abowd invites the community to join her at her monthly walkabout Friday at the Carson City Community Center.

Carson High School’s Erika Murray to show art at Brewery Arts Center Friday

As part of her senior project at Carson High School, Erika Murray is hosting an open house art show from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St.

Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski hosting monthly breakfast meeting Friday

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

Nevada Humane Society hosting pet adoption event Saturday at Carson City Galaxy Fandango

Pets that need permanent homes will be on hand at an adoption event, hosted by Nevada Humane Society, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Galaxy Fandango, 4000 S. Curry St.

Virginia City ghost hunter Debbe Bender to present March 10 at Gold Hill Hotel

Debbe Bender will talk ghosts in Spirits of the Comstock, a presentation at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

Sassafras in Carson City hosting singer Bryan McPherson Friday

International touring artist Bryan McPherson is appearing at Carson City Sassafras alongside Reno artist Josiah Knight at 8 p.m. Friday.

Carson City Historic Resources Commission cancels March 10 meeting

The Historic Resources Commission meeting scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at the Community Center is canceled.

Dayton Valley Dog Park’s board to meet March 8

Dayton Valley Dog Park is holding a monthly meeting open to the public at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Dayton Valley Road.

Carson City ATA Marital Arts hosting free abduction prevention seminar Saturday

A free abduction prevention seminar is planned from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Carson ATA Martial Arts, 3242 Research Way.

Natural Living: Free your headaches, free your mind

When is the last time you opened up the cupboard desperately searching for an aspirin, ibuprofen or Aleve?

Changing your name may affect 2015 taxes

A name change can have an impact on your taxes. All the names on your tax return must match Social Security Administration records. A name mismatch can delay your refund. Here’s what you should know if you changed your name:

A special place for veterans and their families

The Veterans Guest House began 22 years ago because a mother and her children were found sleeping in a car while her husband was in the VA Medical Center. Today, we provide over 5,000 nights of lodging annually to U.S. military service veterans and their families while they are receiving treatment at a medical facility in Reno-Sparks. Whether a veteran or their family member is in need of medical treatment in the Reno area, the Guest House stands ready to remove the burden of lodging from their shoulders.

Know your facts surrounding strokes

Often, individuals misdiagnose themselves while having a stroke and do not get the proper treatment due to the fact they do not visit a hospital. This can lead to severe permanent damage to a person’s brain. Care Flight would like to remind people of some important facts about stroke.

Education requires us to use our heads

Bernie Sanders wants to give Americans free college education. This sounds good to any parent who has three or four college age children.

We the people of the United States

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Remembering special moments

Hopefully you read the comments in the March 2 LVN’s “Voice of the Community.” Mary Glaesman wrote a letter concerning the legalization of marijuana. It was concise and really hit the “nail on the head.” I’m going to send a copy to all of my children, grandchildren and friends.

Top Assembly primaries for conservatives to watch

As filing for office begins, the following is my initial “Top 5” list of Assembly races for conservatives who are looking to “trade up” from a tax hiker to a Tax Pledge signer in this year’s GOP primary cycle…

School participates in drill

Oasis Academy was under siege for less than an hour on Friday as the charter school participated in an active-shooter drill with both the Fallon Police Department and Churchill County Sheriff’s Office.

Candidates begin filing for office

The election season has begun in earnest as candidates for federal, state and local offices began filing their paperwork.

CCHS music students take top honors

Churchill County High School music students competed at the recently held Washoe/Northern Zone Solo and Ensemble Festival competition in Reno with four Command Performance Designees receiving the highest honor for musicians from Northern Nevada.

Nevada’s ‘Big Give’ to charities

Nevadans will be coming together Thursday for one day of online giving to organizations across the state.

Savor your food ... slowly

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” a message that reaches across age, tradition, and enjoyment. Why do we eat? Because food tastes good, that’s why. Taking the time to really enjoy what you’re eating, who you’re with and what you’re doing can greatly add to the entire experience of a simple meal.

March roars in like a lion at the library

Paws 2 Read is one of the many programs offered by Paws 4 Love Therapy Dogs. Therapy Dog teams will be visiting the library every month to participate in this engaging program where friendly dogs lend a loving, non-judgmental ear to beginning readers.

NIAA honors Lady Wave in a big way

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) has recognized Fallon in a big way, as league coaches selected Fallon coach Anne Smith as Coach of the Year and named players from the Wave’s starting five to both All-State and All-Northern D1-A teams.

FEBRUARY MARRIAGES

February 2, 2016 Andy Gabriel Hooper, 39, and Amy Lyn Thompson, 36, both of Yerington.

Letters

Clark and Washoe counties sabotage rural county votes. Rural Nevada votes can change an entire election. When Kerry ran against Bush, all the news networks called Nevada for Kerry, until the rural votes came in. It can work the other political way as well.

Claiming tax deduction for medical, dental expenses

Your medical expenses may save you money at tax time, but a few key rules apply. Here are some tax tips to help you determine if you can deduct medical and dental expenses on your tax return:

County Commissioners approve contract for professional services

Churchill County Commissioners approved at their first March meeting on Thursday a $35,000 contract for professional services with Resource Concepts Incorporated.

New-look wave looks to repeat

Fresh off its second state championship since dropping down to the state’s second largest division in 2011, the Greenwave baseball team begins its quest at repeating when it opens the year this weekend in the annual Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament in Reno on Thursday.

Bighorns Split Saturday Doubleheader

The Oasis Academy College Prep Bighorns faced the first challenge in their regular season on Saturday with two back-to-back home games.

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon & Storey Counties offering health events in Dayton

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties offers weekly fitness classes and weight loss support group meetings, as well as free monthly healthy cooking classes inside the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Piper’s Opera House to host ‘The Big Bonanza’ opera April 2 in Virginia City

Piper’s Opera House and the Nevada Chamber Opera at the University of Nevada, Reno will raise the curtain at a gala premiere party of the new American opera, “The Big Bonanza,” at 3 p.m. April 2 at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

Soroptimist International of the Comstock hosting Dayton awards ceremony March 15

Soroptimist International of the Comstock is hosting an awards ceremony and meet and greet at 6 p.m. March 15 at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton.

Carson City Commodity food distribution is March 18

Friends In Service Helping, or FISH, is distributing free USDA Commodity Foods to Carson City families 9-11 a.m. Friday, March 18 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. No one will be admitted before 9 a.m.

Monday, March 7

Person dies in Silver Springs fire

A person died at in the 1700 block of 10th Street in Silver Springs Monday morning.

Capital Nevada Toastmasters to meet Tuesday at Grandma Hattie’s in Carson City

Capital Nevada Toastmasters is holding its weekly meeting from 12:05 to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grandma Hattie’s in Carson City. Speaking this week are Gretchen Godfrey, Norma Santoyo, and Tiffany Hornsby. Have fun with Table Topics hosted by Crystal Kleidosty, and you may be called upon to speak extemporaneously. You’ll hear a joke by Jeni Chavez and learn the Word of the Day from Bill Inman. Watch your grammar and “ahs” because Robin Hopper is the grammarian and Ah counter.

Carson City’s Tobin Rupert to visit Leisure Hour Club March 16

Members of the Leisure Hour Club will share in the gem and jewelry creation expertise of Tobin Rupert at their dinner meeting on Wednesday, March 16. Rupert, a member of the Washoe Tribe, is a longtime resident of Carson City, having grown up in Northern

Carson City Greenhouse Garden Center hosting free pruning clinic Saturday

Greenhouse Garden Center and Healthy Trees are holding their free annual pruning clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Rep. Joe Heck to visit Fernley Republican Women March 15

U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, via video conference, and Wes Henderson, executive director of Nevada League of Cities & Municipalities, are scheduled to present at Fernley Republican Women’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 15 at Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m.

Everyone Deployed hosting packing party Saturday at Carson City Mall

Remember Everyone Deployed, or RED, is hosting a packing party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Carson Mall to support soldiers in the United States Military.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested in connection with burglary, stolen vehicle

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 2:51 p.m., David Haselwander, 33, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary-auto, felony burglary-commerical, uttering a forged instrument, felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony possession of a stun gun by an ex-felon, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property, contempt of court and obtaining money under false pretenses after deputies responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at the Carson Street Casino Fandango. Bail was set at $175,000.

Two arrested in Carson City after domestic disturbance ends with shots fired

Two men have been detained following a shooting Sunday night in Carson City. Deputies responded to the 4000 block of Pheasant Drive around 8:30 p.m. Sunday after a 911 call about a fight with shots fired. One reporting party had advised they heard a male yell “he’s dead” at the time of the gunshot, the arrest report said.

Tahoe Forest Service seeking input on backcountry access policy changes

For many backcountry skiers and snowmobilers, the U.S. Forest Service’s current winter land use policy is an outdated one. It’s something the Forest Service announced it may soon address.

Carson High baseball: Senator’s deep pitching key to success in 2016

There was a different look when Carson High’s baseball team took the field for its opening practice of the 2016 season.

Nevada basketball falls to New Mexico

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack is heading to the Mountain West men’s basketball tournament with a huge chip on its shoulder.

Sunday, March 6

Memories of WNC athletics: Wildcats win in the classroom

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

WNC softball swept vs. CSI

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Western Nevada College pitchers struggled with College of Southern Idaho’s powerful softball lineup on Saturday.

WNC softball rallies, but still swept

Only an out away from being swept by 18th-ranked College of Southern Idaho on the opening day of the Scenic West Athletic Conference softball season on Friday, the Western Nevada College Wildcats showed why they believe they’ll compete with the conference’s elite this season.

Dayton softball starting from scratch

When Dusti Houk was head softball coach at Dayton, the Dust Devils’ program was at its pinnacle.

Saturday, March 5

Darrell Moody: If I ruled Nevada high school sports ...

If I were in charge of high school sports in Nevada, I would ...

Tristian Sterns Conti

Tristian Sterns Conti Sept. 23, 1996 – Feb. 25, 2015 Shared with us for a short time, your struggles are over. You’ve found the peace and love you were

Linda “Lynn” Elizabeth Diaz

Linda “Lynn” Elizabeth Diaz, age 83, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. She was born to Annabelle Lee Appling December 20, 1932 in Fresno, CA. She was wed to Robert L. Diaz July 20, 1961 in Carson City.

John A. Robinson

John passed away unexpectedly at his home in Dayton on Feb. 14, 2016. He was born Aug. 31, 1937 in Hollywood, CA. to George & Marjorie Robinson. His family moved to Lake Tahoe when he was 9 years old. He graduated from a small school of 15 students at Lake Valley Elementary.

Ledo Vasco Buonamici

Ledo Buonamici, born June 27, 1925, in Dayton, Nevada, died at his Carson City home on Thursday, February 25. His sister Nellie and his four granddaughters survive him. He is predeceased by his wife, daughter, and sister Eva. May he rest in peace with his abiding Millicent Ruth.

Cindy Harris

Cindy died peacefully in her sleep on February 26, 2016 at her home in Gardnerville, Nevada. She was born on March 12, 1945 to Leonard & Martha Clark in Rawlins, Wyoming.

Friday, March 4

WNC baseball finishes off four-game sweep of CSI

Western Nevada College put on a two-out hitting clinic Friday afternoon at John L. Harvey Field.

Carson High’s Connor Chech signs with Midland University in Nebraska

Perseverance has paid off for Carson High senior Connor Chech.

Tesla protest in Carson City

A group of protestors hold a ‘Fix Tesla’ sign in front of the Legislative Building in downtown Carson City Friday. Hundreds of workers walked off the job site at the Tesla gigafactory Monday in a labor dispute, claiming an increase in hiring of out of state workers.

Roger Diez: Jimmie Johnson enjoys his time at Atlanta

Jimmie Johnson had an excellent day last Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup 500-miler at Atlanta. Not only did he punch his ticket to the Chase with his fifth Atlanta win, but he tied the legendary Dale Earnhardt’s tally of 76 career victories.

Linda K Carpenter

Linda K Carpenter, age 67, long time resident of Fallon, Nevada, passed away on February 23, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah, while awaiting a liver transplant.

Elizabeth L. Conner

Elizabeth L. (Betty) Conner passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Sparks, Nevada.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Two arrested on suspicion of burglary, destruction of property

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 1:37 p.m., a 59-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct after deputies responded to reports of a disorderly man at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. Bail was set at $150.

More defendants charged in Bunkerville standoff

LAS VEGAS — The federal grand jury in Nevada has charged 14 more defendants in connection with the armed assault against federal law enforcement officers that occurred in the Bunkerville, Nev. area on April 12, 2014, over the removal of Cliven Bundy’s cows from public lands.

Chastain pledges her brain for concussion study

Brandi Chastain, whose penalty kick gave the United States the 1999 Women’s World Cup title, has pledged her brain for concussion research.

Carson High School’s production of ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ coming to Carson City Community Center

A musical mash up of show girls, gangsters and Shakespeare is coming to the Carson City Community Center this month.

Carson High softball: Young Senators look to make playoffs

It’s hard to fathom Carson High’s softball team could get any younger than last year, but it did.

WNC baseball sweeps doubleheader

Even in his 11th season at the helm of the Western Nevada College baseball team, D.J. Whittemore can still witness his team do something he’s not seen in the past.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after threatening to shoot barber shop

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 9:11 a.m., a 45-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery after deputies responded to reports of an open 911 line near the 700 block of Hot Springs Road. Bail was set at $3,000.

Milissa Victornio identified in Carson City vehicle vs. pedestrian crash

The victim of a fatal crash has been identified as 46-year-old Milissa Victorino. Victorino, a Carson City resident, was killed Wednesday night after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street next to the Fairview Drive SlotWorld.

Carson City Board of Supervisors vote to discontinue Nevada Fair

Carson City is getting out of the fair business. The Carson City Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to discontinue the Nevada Fair, a free-admission event focused on livestock and agriculture and put on in Fuji Park by the city the last two years.

Steven Deselle identified as man found in Pine Nut range

The Carson City Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified the remains of a man found last Friday as Steven Deselle. The 49-year-old Carson City resident was reported missing on Dec. 7, and a SUV matching Deselle’s with a deceased body inside was found on Feb. 26 in the Pine Nut Range, just east of Carson City. Inside the vehicle was also a gun.

Thursday, March 3

Pack needs ‘Marqueze’ player

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team needs Marqueze Coleman. That’s about all we learned from the Pack’s 76-57 loss at Boise State on Wednesday. The sky isn’t falling, the Wolf Pack hasn’t lost its fire and passion and the season isn’t over.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on grand larceny, stolen property

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City TUESDAY At 8:14 a.m., a 42-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI-drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies responded to a domestic disturbance near the 200 block of Ormsby Boulevard. Bail was set at $2,000.

Carson City area live entertainment

Trippin’ King Snakes from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St., and from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Carson Cigar Company, 318 N. Carson St.

Helping hands for CASA

The “Kids Kloset” has served more than 70 children since its opening on Sept. 1, 2014, by providing them with clothing, school supplies and hygiene items. The “Kids Kloset” is funded solely with community donations. To make a donation, contact Shana Clark-Plount, assistant program manager, at 775-423-6088, ext. 263.

View from the Past

Value of Cows Doubled in 15 Years. Cows that cost $40 fifteen years ago sell at $90 today. Bran fed to cows 15 years ago at $12 a ton costs $22 these times. Ranch labor that cost $25 a month 15 years ago is hard to get now at $40.

BLM conducts oil, gas lease sale Tuesday

Reno — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a competitive oil and gas lease sale on Tuesday at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Grand Exposition Hall, 407 N. Virginia St., Reno. Registration and assignment of bidding numbers begins at 8 a.m. and the sale begins at 9 a.m.

When investing for your future, put time on your side

As you probably know, 2016 is a Leap Year — and Feb. 29 is Leap Day. This oddity in the calendar may get you thinking about the nature of time. And, as an investor, you should certainly be aware of the importance of putting time on your side.

The amazing, secret lives of cats

OK, I know what you’re thinking. If cats have a secret life, how would I know about it? Well, I have experience with a very tricky kitty who did lead a double life. I have mentioned Troutie, my beautiful calico cat in recent articles, but what I neglected to mention was her secret identity.

AGRICULTURE NEWS BRIEFS

Cooperative Extension has teamed up with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” Classes are free and run 6–8 p.m. every Tuesday, Feb. 2–March 29, at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.

Provocative books on film, arts

“Jim Shaw: The End Is Here” (New Museum/Skira Rizzoi) by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Massimiliano Gioni is the catalog of a retrospective exhibition of works by the artist that was on view at the New Museum in New York through January of this year.

Candidate filing period opens Monday

The candidate filing period for non-judicial offices in Nevada opens Monday and closes March 18. Judicial candidates have already filed their paperwork with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office.

Examining the spam folder

Earlier this week I noticed that my email spam folder contained over 600 unread emails. Yeah, I know, I should delete those more often, but I never open my spam folder just like I never open the junk mail from my mailbox.

A rendezvous with destiny

“I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy … geography … commerce and agriculture in order to give their children the right to study painting, poetry, music and architecture …”

JoAnne Skelly: Don’t jump the gardening gun

With all the nice weather we have been having, gardeners’ fingers itch to plant and prune. Any gardener who has been here for a number of years, knows this is a false spring. Although people new to the area may be wooed into thinking planting time is here, I caution, “Let the gardener beware.”

Beyond the health insurance gap

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law six years ago this month. The uninsured rate is now 11.9 percent, the lowest ever recorded. Approximately 17 million more Americans have health insurance today than before the law was passed. Hospitals across the nation have saved tens of billions of dollars on uncompensated care.

January gaming win down statewide, but Tahoe, Churchill up

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

Another Obama land grab

Are you tired of the presidential campaigns? Super Tuesday ad nauseum? Me, too. Here is something to take your mind off the elections and on to other politics.

TCID approves date for water orders, deliveries

Lahontan Valley farmers and ranchers received good news Tuesday a the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District’s monthly meeting when the Board of Directors voted to allocate 70 percent of normal demand for water for the 2016 growing season.

USDA announces investment in high-priority watersheds

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced an investment of $25 million targeted to help agricultural producers improve water quality in high-priority streams and rivers across the country.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Each Friday at 9 a.m.-Take Pounds Off Sensibly with our fun group! Join us for motivation at the Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $32. For more information call Nancy at 775-423-4568 or Jo at 775-867-3244.

An elegant home overlooking Lake Tahoe

Twin turrets brace each side of the massive three-story, wood-shingled mansion that silently overlooks the calm beauty of Lake Tahoe. From the elegant, long porch, spanning the two towers, you can see the sun rising over the Sierra Nevada, casting the day’s first light on the lake.

NV Energy makes required annual deferred energy filing

NV Energy has made its annual deferred energy filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN). The filing does not change fuel and purchased power rates. The filing does request changes to mandated public policy charges that the company collects for the renewable energy program rate, temporary renewable energy development trust charge, energy efficiency program rate and the energy efficiency implementation rate.

Court News

The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court. Taylor Renea Janiak was sentenced to 12-32 months in the Nevada State Prison for the unlawful use or being under the influence of a controlled substance, a Category E Felony.

WNC Wildcats ready to resume softball season

After nearly a month layoff, the Western Nevada College softball team will resume its season by traveling to College of Southern Idaho for a Thursday-Friday series that marks the opening of the Scenic West Athletic Conference schedule.

Thomson eyes Division II school after strong cross country season

The Thomson family lived and breathed football when they arrived in Fallon 20 years ago. Naturally, it came as a surprise that Tristen Thomson, whose father Tommy coached the Greenwave football team for several years, found his passion in long distance running.

Estes earns his place in the Hall of Fame

RENO —His long, swooping curveball was as nasty as Nevada’s spring weather. Batters feared him. Scouts loved him, even if they had to brave the harsh winter-like conditions that Northern Nevadans have come to call the norm in spring baseball.

Wolf Pack on crutches without Coleman

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team needs Marqueze Coleman. That’s about all we learned from the Pack’s 76-57 loss at Boise State on Wednesday.

Junior swimmers qualify for championships

The expression “dynamite comes in small packages” could be said about two Fallon Barracuda Swim Team (FBST) swimmers, 8-year-olds Evan Giovanetti and Madalynn Lady.

Aces set ‘Ticketpalooza’ event for March 12

The Reno Aces Baseball Club will hold its second annual “Ticketpalooza” event at Aces Ballpark set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 12, the official single-game ticket on-sale date.

2016 Pack football schedule

The University of Nevada football team has released its 2016 schedule, highlighted by Mountain West home games against Fresno State, Wyoming, San Diego State and Utah State. The conference office announced dates for all league games on Wednesday, while telecast and kickoff times will be announced at a later date.

Harrigan Road bridge reopens

The Harrigan Road bridge that crosses the L-line Canal at Wildes Road opened Wednesday without much fanfare. Work had begun in November to replace the original bridge built in 1923.

Wednesday, March 2

Drmic’s double-double helps Boise State rout Nevada 76-57

Boise State rolls against Wolf Pack BOISE, Idaho — Anthony Drmic had 22 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season to help Boise State roll past Nevada 76-57 on Wednesday night

Capital City Community Band’s Salute to Young Musicians set at Carson City Community Center

Elementary school students from three Carson City schools will highlight Capital City Community Band’s annual Salute to Young Musicians concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Bob Boldrick Theater of the Carson City Community Center.

Carson City Chamber Singers to host pair of concerts Saturday and Tuesday

The Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Michael Langham, is performing works from the early Renaissance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 314 N. Division St.

Wildcats start softball conference play

After nearly a month layoff, the Western Nevada College softball team will resume its season by traveling to College of Southern Idaho for a series today and Friday that marks the opening of the Scenic West Athletic Conference schedule.

Witnesses come forward in Carson City case of unidentified deceased woman

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has more information on the death of a Jane Doe found in a shallow grave last March. Two witnesses have come forward and provided possible identification for the descendent, telling detectives her nickname is “Montana” and possibly has the first name of Julie.

Desert Research Institute targets science of fire

More than 10 million acres of land across the United States were scorched by wildland fires last year — more than any other year on record. Those fires destroyed more than 2,600 homes nationwide and burned nearly one million acres of land in California and Nevada alone. Fighting them, several of which were classified as “megafires” (fires more than 100,000 acres), cost the U.S. Forest Service more than $1.7 billion, consuming more than 50-percent of the agency’s total annual budget, according to the NIFC 2015 Wildland Fire Summary and Statistics annual report.

Three arrested in connection with 100 mph chases

An attempted traffic stop led to at least three arrests on Saturday afternoon in Minden and Stateline. The Nevada Highway Patrol tried to stop a silver Mercedes at Highway 395 and Jacks Valley Road at approximately 3:35 p.m.

Man who showed knife sought in Topsy Lane Walmart theft

A shoplifter, who allegedly produced a knife after employees at the Topsy Lane Walmart tried to get him to stop, is being sought by Douglas County deputies. The theft occurred 7:45 p.m. Feb. 19 when the man exited the doors without paying for merchandise. Employees yelled at him to stop, but he refused and showed the knife, according to the sheriff’s office.

Tuesday, March 1

Recipe: Braised pork belly and baked beans by Charlie Abowd

It’s that time of year in Northern Nevada, that time we begin to experience moments of spring-like weather interspersed with winter, meaning there’s still plenty of time to gather family to enjoy wonderful comfort food meals, while anticipating the coming season of organic vegetables and homemade goodies provided by local growers at our area farmers markets.

Tahoe recipe: Shrimp a la Diabla — a la Quincy, Calif.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A couple weeks ago I decided to take Simone Appetit on the road, kind of get all Guy Fieri, minus the hair. I mean, I still have hair, just not like his.

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

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Is 0-1 thus far. Adam Whitt, Carson, Astros: Leaves in a couple of days for spring training.

Community Sports: Carson High School bowlers reach championship match

Carson High’s bowling team moved into today’s final at Grand Sierra Resort after a 30.5-14.5 win over Reed last week.

Choose direct deposit for your tax refund

When you file your taxes, you have options on how to receive your refund. The best way to get it is by direct deposit. Eight out of 10 taxpayers get their refunds by direct deposit. Here are six good reasons why you should do the same in 2016:

The new face of the GOP

He’s square-jawed, with a big mouth and what appears to be a highly overpriced blonde toupee. If it’s his real hair he should fire his hair dresser. He’s a name calling bully. After huge wins in South Carolina and Nevada, Donald Trump is the new face of the GOP. He just may have the Republican nomination sewed up. He leads in every state having a primary on “super Tuesday.”

Following directions

When I told my friend May that I was going to write a column about food, she was quiet for a moment. Then she gave me one of those sighs. I then reminded her that I sit most of the day in front of a television set doing crewel handwork.

Editorial: Another UNR pipe dream for expansion

Someone is inhaling at the University of Nevada, Reno, and it isn’t fresh air.

Blame Sandoval for the Trump revolt and rebellion

The political colossus that is Donald Trump thundered through the Nevada caucus and crushed his rivals by his biggest margins yet. As such, the GOP establishment has moved from stunned shock to utter terror. How did this happen?

Teachers tout Eureka Math program

The Churchill County School Board heard reports from several teachers during its Thursday night meeting about the progress being made with the Eureka Math program.

COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING

The Churchill County Commission meets Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the commission’s chambers, 155 N. Taylor Street Agenda items include the following:

TB testing for your children

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious, highly contagious disease that kills about 1.5 million people each year worldwide and has become the world’s leading infectious disease killer, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

Massive liner sinks twice in 17 years

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada — Most visitors to this tiny island-nation in the Eastern Caribbean are interested to learn about the traumatic events that shook the world here 33 years ago:

How to obtain a copy of prior tax-year information

There are many reasons why you may need a copy of your tax return information from a prior year. Transcripts are free and available for the most current tax year after the IRS has processed the return. You can also get them for the past three tax years. If you don’t have your copy, the IRS can help. Here are the types of transcripts to choose from:

NDOW advises caution with coyotes

Several Churchill County residents have reported seeing coyotes in their yards during the past week. According to one resident who lives west of the city in Rivers Edge, she saw a coyote next to her window.

BLM’s to reduce threats to migratory birds

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a new policy to reduce a common hazard to migratory birds and other wildlife that can become trapped and die in uncapped pipes on public lands. When fully implemented the new guidance could save more than 100,000 birds a year.

The show must go on

Through cold and wintry nights and hot summer nights, the Churchill Arts Council has ensured for the past 30 years that “The show must always go on,” borrowing from an old Broadway saying.

BIRTHS

Banner Churchill Community Hospital: February 11, 2016 A girl, Lightning Claire Zamzow to Alexandra Smith and Lee Zamzow, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 21 ½ inches.

College welcomes its new foundation director

Western Nevada College’s new foundation director shouldn’t require an introduction. Many in the surrounding communities already know Niki Gladys as an active community leader. Gladys was publisher of the Nevada Appeal and The Record-Courier, followed by four years as the advertising sales director for RGJ Media in Reno.

The do-it-yourself wedding trend you need

Pinboards are buzzing with endless inspiration, bringing clever and colorful projects to life. For brides to be, the hottest looks in wedding decor can be yours with just a bit of creativity.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the perfect time to think about colon health.

UPDATE: CCSO identifies pedestrian killed Friday

A pedestrian walking on the Lovelock Highway south of Deer Trail Road Friday night was struck and killed by an automobile, reports the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office.

Next year may be the Lady Wave’s year

It wasn’t the way the season was supposed to end. Not after a hot, 26-game winning streak to open the season, which included wins against Division I playoff teams.

Pack rams home an overtime win

Eric Musselman has fallen in love with his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team. “This is the best season I’ve ever had in coaching,” said Musselman, a coach in professional and college basketball since 1989. “This is my favorite team I’ve ever coached in all of basketball.”

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 12:01 a.m., Timothy Logsdon, 40, of Carson City, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony non-sufficient funds/checks warrants after deputies conducted a business check at the Carson Street Nugget Casino. Bail was set at $40,000.

Western Nevada College moves baseball games to Thursday, Friday

An unfavorable weather forecast for this weekend has prompted Western Nevada College to move up its Scenic West Athletic Conference-opening baseball series.

View from the Past

W.E. Armistead and N.B. Ellery of Reno spent Wednesday and Thursday in town looking into the matter of the erection of a fine modern hotel, for which there has been a crying demand by the business people of Fallon for a long time. Mr. Ellery is an architect and exhibited tentative plans and sketches. The proposed structure would be a credit to any city in Nevada, and certainly looks good to Fallonites. When the 1915 state fair was secured for Fallon, it was expected that a hotel would be erected in time to accommodate the visitors. Then there is the Lincoln Highway traffic to be taken care of and nothing will bring our town and community to the front so much with this class of travelers as a first class hotel.