Stories for May 2016


Tuesday, May 31

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man sought in residential burglaries arrested

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 1:30 p.m., Matthew Marizza, 22, of Dayton, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony burglary, felony obtaining money under false pretenses, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of stolen property after deputies responded to reports of a residential burglary near the 1200 block of Lindsay Lane on May 20. Marizza was arrested by Lyon County deputies and transported to Carson. Bail was set at $63,500.

Recipe: Dry rub for steak by David Theiss

Summer schedule is filling up with graduations, weddings, back yard barbecues, and, don’t forget, Father’s Day on June 19.

Blue Jays go 2-1 to finish tournament

he Carson Blue Jays closed out play in the Reno Knights Memorial Day Classic with two wins and a loss. On Sunday, Carson lost to the Sun Devils, 12-8, and then beat IBAC, 8-7. On Monday, the Blue Jays outlasted the Reed Rangers, 10-9.

Natural Living: What is thermography?

Thermography, also known as Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging (DITI), is a noninvasive, painless, and safe adjunctive diagnostic procedure, which records thermal patterns and temperature variations on the surface of the body by a Meditherm infrared camera. This test produces real-time digital images (thermograms) that reveal sites of physiologic dysfunction and/or abnormal tissue growth, as well as nerve and vascular changes that are invisible to an X-ray or MRI.

Campaign signs latest controversy among Assembly District 40 candidates

Assembly candidate Chris Forbush has filed a complaint with the Carson Sheriff’s Office asking it to investigate the disappearance of some of his campaign signs. Several others have charged incumbent AD40 Republican P.K. O’Neill is the culprit but Forbush said he has no personal knowledge that’s true.

Honoring veterans with a flag

With map in one hand and flags in another, David and Kayla Pierce slowly walked a section of the Churchill County Cemetery looking for veterans’ headstones.

Graduates told they energized Fallon this year

The smiles, laughter, tears and hugs characterize graduations, especially those as important as when students receive their diplomas from high school and college.

View from the Past

Coyotes Kill Sheep. Joe Munis, who keeps his sheep on the range in the vicinity of Job”s Peak, east of Stillwater, was in town Tuesday making a shipment. Mr. Munis states that he has lost a great many sheep from rabies. Not long ago a coyote dashed into his flock and bit the sheep right and left. The shepherd did not have a gun, but made after the rebid animal with a club, but it kept just out of his way. It probably bit 30 sheep before it was driven away.

Wave players all make All-Region

The reputation of one of the most notable Lady Wave softball teams in years remains in tact despite a loss in the state tournament as Fallon players were named to the All-State and All-Northern Division I-A teams.

Our little red-haired lady

When I told my son Doug I was going to write a column about one of my dogs, he made the remark “not that again!” So I did some checking and discovered that starting with the column I wrote for the Reno-Gazette-Journal, I’ve written close to 1,000 columns.

Cross-country horse rider and savior stop in Fallon

Crow’s Ear Farm president Valerie Ashker, 60, from Georgetown, Calif., is riding her horse across the country on U.S. Highway 50 to raise awareness about giving retired racehorses a second career.

Natural Living: Creating a natural First-Aid kit

Whether you’re camping, biking, boating or hiking in the great outdoors or even just relaxing at home it’s always handy to have your own natural first aid kit in case something goes wrong. Mother Nature has shown us there are many useful healing remedies one can use without having to stop at the pharmacy. Pack some peace of mind by having these products on hand to insure common problems don’t put a damper on your adventure.

Signups in progress for golf tournaments, baseball trip

The 10th annual Rotary Club Golf Tournament welcomes all team and individual golfers on Saturday to raise funds for the Fallon Rotary Club’s projects as well as the 2016 Relay for Life program.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office issues more than 100 Click It or Ticket citations

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office issued more than 100 citations and one arrest following the Joining Force’s Click It or Ticket event throughout May. The event focused on seat belt safety in order to promote safe driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts saved nearly 12,000 lives nationwide in 2011.

Memorial Day still warrants deep respect

Seeing combat footage shot during World War II skirmishes and sea battles will tell newer generations that our fathers and grandfathers endured many hardships and lacked some of the modern marvels of today’s technology.

But it was on the Internet

Nevada’s primary election is June 14. Voting is one of the most important things we do. When we vote, we should make sure we are using facts to guide our decisions, not misguided opinions or even flat-out lies.

Nevada RINOs spend webs of deceit

After more than 20 years of “doing politics” full-time, I’m pretty jaded. Little surprises me. But the level of dishonesty – indeed, outright lying – by some Nevada Republican legislators about the largest tax hike in state history they voted for last year is absolutely breathtaking.

Trauma, PTSD symptoms linked to blood clots

Boston, MA — Women who have experienced trauma and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be at greater risk for developing a potentially fatal blood clot disorder called venous thromboembolism (VTE) than women who have not experienced trauma, according to a study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center. It is the first study to examine whether trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms are associated with VTE in women.

Bighorns moving up to the big leagues

A plan has been in motion since 2013 when Oasis Academy founded the Bighorns Lacrosse program with a grant from US Lacrosse. Next season that plan comes to fruition as Bighorns Lacrosse steps up to the next level with two new boys and girls varsity teams.

BLM issues decision for sage grouse plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced their final plan to conserve, enhance and restore sagebrush and associated habitats to provide for the long-term viability of a small but distinct population of Greater Sage-Grouse on public lands in Nevada and California.

Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Bachelder wins Warrior Open, punches ticket to American Century Championship

The American Century Championship will add a U.S. Marine war hero to the 2016 competition this July. Retired Staff Sgt. Andrew Bachelder, a native of Dallas, will join the field by virtue of his victory in the George W. Bush Presidential Center Warrior Open last October.

Aces return to Reno for 8-game homestand

The Round Rock Express hit three solo home runs off Matt Buschmannand Nick Martinez allowed one run on three hits with 11 strikeouts over eight innings to give the home team a 4-1 victory over the Reno Aces on Memorial Day at Dell Diamond.

Ramona George Dick

Ramona George Dick passed away May 26, 2016 in Gardnerville, NV. Mona was born September 18, 1935 in Woodfords, CA to Omby and Margie George. She was preceded in death by one son. Mona is survived by a son, and four daughters, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Walton’s Chapel in Carson City. Funeral begins at 11:00am. Burial follows at Woodfords Cemetery

Maureen Doris Griffith

Maureen Doris Griffith returned to her loving Heavenly Father May 26, 2016. She was born to Doris and Ralph Heller in Kansas City, MO January 28, 1935. She was a woman of many interests and talents. She loved making and selling crafts, enjoyed researching genealogy, and was an avid Civil War historian. She is survived by her husband William E. Griffith, a son, three daughters, one brother and one sister, 14 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren.

Lester “Skip” O. Hitchcock

Lester “Skip” O. Hitchcock, long time Fallon resident passed away on May 27, 2016 at Carson Tahoe Hospital after a short illness. Skip is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennie and Bart Yost ; sons and daughter-in-laws, John and Julene Hitchcock; James and Barbara Hitchcock; numerous grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Day and time of services to be announced Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928

Robert Roe Kent

On May 27th, 2016 Robert Roe Kent passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family. Robert was a third generation Nevadan born to Ira Longfellow and Margaret Anna Dolf Kent on July 10, 1925 in San Francisco, CA. His grandparents came to Fallon by way of Virginia City, Switzerland and the Stillwater Valley in the late 1800’s.Robert was born into a loving and involved extended family with his grandparents being very influential in his upbringing. He spent time on his grandfather’s ranch running errands and eventually working in the Kent family business. The tradition of family was emphasized early, with the importance of food and meals shared together was a long tradition. This was

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting comedy showcase June 18

Come out and enjoy an evening with some of Northern Nevada’s best stand-up comics at 8 p.m. June 18 in the Maizie Harris Jesse Black Box Theater at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

Spooner Lake hosting wildflower hikes in June

Join a park ranger on a hike around Spooner Lake State Park, home to more than 100 species of wildflowers. Attendees will learn plant names, uses, habitats and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Dayton Valley Branch Library holding summer reading program for adults

Dayton Valley Branch Library is asking adults to join in on the fun of reading this summer.

Farmer’s market opening Wednesdays on Curry Street in Carson City

There’s a new farmer’s market in town. Starting today, a farmer’s market on Curry Street will be open every Wednesday 4-8 p.m. through Oct. 26. Parking is available in the 3rd and Curry streets parking lot.

Carson City Natives & Newcomers to meet June 9 at Q’s BBQ

Carson City Natives & Newcomers is meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 9 at Q’s BBQ, 230 Fairview Drive in Carson City.

Lyon County Republican Central Committee to meet June 4 in Dayton

The public is invited to learn more about grass roots politics and meet with Republican officials at Lyon County Republican Central Committee’s meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road, Dayton.

Carson City Comma Coffee hosting psychic arts workshop June 11

Join psychic medium Deana Hoover at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 11 for an introduction to the psychic arts workshop.

Carson Valley Desert Brushes to meet June 9 in Carson City

The Carson Valley Desert Brushes is meeting on Thursday, June 9 to paint its logo on mugs.

Carson Tahoe Health to celebrate cancer survivors June 5 in Carson City

In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 5, Carson Tahoe Health is holding Survivors Expressions, a free event in honor of people who have been touched by cancer.

Carson City begins early voting

Election volunteer Donna Hataway, left, helps Marla Myles of Carson City with her ballot Saturday at the courthouse. Early voting for the June 14 primary election will resume Tuesday at the courthouse.

Technology plus insurance aid disaster recovery

Businesses moving and relocating away from the Truckee River after the 1997 flood, smoke from fires causing IRONMAN Lake Tahoe to be canceled in 2014 and the need for the area to be able to recover after an earthquake all question the economic resiliency of northern Nevada in the event of a disaster like a flood, fire or earthquake.

4th annual ‘Oh, My Bonnets and Bustles’ fashion show June 18 at Governor’s Mansion in Carson City

Women’s fashion from the Victorian Era — the 1850s through the early 20th Century — will be showcased in an annual fundraiser to benefit Friends of the Nevada State Museum.

Fallon man killed in rollover

A Fallon man was killed late Sunday afternoon and two others injured in a vehicle rollover on Indian Lakes Road, reports the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office.

Monday, May 30

Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson City makes donation to Austin’s House

Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church’s inaugural Caring and Sharing Ice Cream Social Community Benefit raised $964 for Austin’s House, an emergency children’s shelter servicing counties in Northern Nevada. From the left are the Evangelism Team, Lisa Stoecklin and Janet Gordon, and Kathleen Miller, Director of Austin’s House, and Ron Burnside, SOTS Council President.

Sunday, May 29

Prince: Musicians die but not music

Prince Rogers Nelson is gone but will be forever remembered by his music. We are always struck hard when an icon suddenly departs from this life. Regardless of how and why Prince left us so suddenly, his fans mourn.

Saturday, May 28

Carson City area senior lunch menus

Note: Menus for week of May 30 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Dr.:

Carson City’s Jerald St. Clair celebrates 100th birthday

A Carson City man celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday. Jerald St. Clair was born on May 28, 1916, on his grandfather’s ranch outside of Portis, Kans. His family relocated to Tulsa, Okla., when he was still a young boy.

C.J. Keith returning to MMA fighting

Carson Valley resident C.J. Keith is scheduled to resume his Mixed Martial Arts career on June 17 when he appears on a fight card in Fresno, Calif.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to consider connection fee increases for new users

The Board of Supervisors will consider water and sewer connection fee increases for new users and a $5.3 million contract for a an energy-related building project.

Darrell Moody: Las Vegas Raiders sure sounds good

I cut my teeth in journalism covering the Oakland Raiders.

Obituary: Edward Arthur King

Edward Arthur King, died May 24, 2016, at Carson Tahoe Medical Center from the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office getting 6 new vehicles

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be expanding its fleet, with the addition of six new vehicles. The department will be receiving five Tahoe SUVs and one pick up truck during the next few weeks. They currently have two of the SUVs that are now on the street.

Assembly District 40 candidate Chris Forbush’s eligibility questioned

Despite winning the endorsement of the Carson City Republican Central Committee, some opponents of Assembly candidate Chris Forbush of Carson City say he’s ineligible to run for the District 40 seat.

Carson Blue Jays roll to win

RENO — The summer baseball season is in its infancy, and the Carson Blue Jays are having a ball.

Senators spring ahead in preparing for 2016 season

In the mind of Carson High football coach Blair Roman, the purpose of spring football is about observation and evaluation.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of statutory sexual seduction

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 1:53 p.m., a 49-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of a suspended driver’s license, failure to stop at a posted sign, failure to appear warrant and no current insurance after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Golf Club Road and Highway 50. Bail was set at $1,550.

Friday, May 27

Super Sunday for racing is coming up

Sunday is perhaps the biggest day of the season for race fans, with the Monaco Grand Prix, the 100th running of the Indy 500, and NASCAR’s longest race, the Coke 600 at Charlotte.

Margaret Oleta Rolfe

Born July 22nd, 1928 and passed away in her sleep to go with God on May 2nd, 2016. She is survived by her son, Randy, two granddaughters, Tracy and Mellissa and her grandson, Christopher (author of this obituary). She was a wonderful, amazing person and we all learned a lot from her. She was an avid reader and you would usually see her in front of one of her favorite books. She owned various dogs throughout her life and they were her babies. She will be missed dearly. We love you very much.

Bark for Life canine event for cancer research is June 5 at Fuji Park in Carson City

An event dedicated to the dogs that give unconditional love and support to their human friends battling cancer is planned on Sunday, June 5.

Carson City’s last Early Spring Farmers Market is May 28

The last Early Spring Farmers Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28 in the parking lot behind Due Sorella on Nevada and Musser streets.

Carson City mayoral candidate Jerry Cinani holding breakfast meeting June 3

A “Meet Your Candidate” breakfast with Carson City Mayoral candidate Jerry Cinani is planned at 8 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St.

Cowboy poet Tom Zachry visiting Gold Hill Hotel June 2

Tom Zachry, retired Dayton schoolteacher, cowboy singer and poet, will share songs, poems and stories of old-time Dayton characters, including Rocky Adamson, at the second part of “Tom’s Fairly Western” at Gold Hill Hotel’s next Thursday evening presentation at 7:30 p.m. June 2.

Silver City School House hosting range of events this summer

A busy summer is planned in Silver City, with a range of events scheduled for both children and adults. The events are at the Silver City School House, 385 High St.

Science, engineering intrigue co-valedictorians

Yaowei Deng reached many milestones as a student since he moved to the United States from Hong Kong 11 years ago.


Seven students, seven goals characterize this year’s graduating class from the Adult Education Diploma program.

Thursday, May 26

McHenry takes over as Sierra Lutheran head football coach

Football has played an important role in Billy McHenry’s life from the time when he was growing up in Georgia.

Carson rolls to win in baseball

It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but the Carson Blue Jays will take it.

Maffei, Harrison sign to compete at next level

Two Carson High seniors — basketball and soccer standout Andrea Maffei and swimmer Michelle Harrison — have decided to pursue athletic careers at the community college level.

Next year is Oliver’s NBA tryout for Wolf Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball fans breathed a sigh of relief this week when Cameron Oliver announced he was withdrawing his name from the NBA draft. There was always little or no chance that Oliver would be drafted next month so the announcement is hardly stunning.

CCHS graduates walk tonight

The Churchill County High School commencement ceremony for more that 200 students will be tonight at 7 p.m. on the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex’s football field.

Taking charge over Nevada’s Guard

Like Gen. George S. Patton, a voracious reader on world and military history, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has immersed himself into books revealing the accounts of brave soldiers or sailors serving their country from the early days of American independence against the occupying British army to present-day conflicts in Southwest Asia.

Gaming, unions and politicians vs. voters, taxpayers and business

The defeat of efforts to repeal the commerce tax shows that Nevada’s political establishment — controlled by Big Gaming and Big Unions — owns not only many officeholders of both political parties but nearly all of state and local government.

A fitting tribute

For more than a decade, he served at least six tours in Afghanistan in one of the most dangerous jobs.

JoAnne Skelly: Stickywilly is a weed to hate

I have discovered a new weed to hate in my yard. Although its scientific name is Galium aparine (Latin for “to seize”), I prefer its more descriptive common names: sticky weed, cleavers, stickywilly, robin-run-the hedge, Velcro weed, goosegrass, or catchweed bedstraw. While I have no idea why it is called stickywilly (one word), Velcro weed makes perfect sense, because it holds on tight. Try getting it off your gloves! The goosegrass moniker is due to the fact that it has been used to feed geese and other fowl, not because it is a grass. It has been used historically as a mattress filling, hence bedstraw.

Talk to your adult children about their smart financial moves

If you have children who are finishing college or embarking on their first full-time job, you obviously want them to get off to a good start in their adult and working lives. And by virtue of your years of experience, you probably have some good advice to offer – especially when it comes to making smart financial moves.

History in the making

History was made last week when the Grange, a national organization that encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political well being of the community and agriculture, chartered its first junior Grange in Nevada.

Early voting for primary begins this Saturday

Early voting for the primary election begins Saturday and all eyes as far as Churchill County voters are concerned will be on the county commission race and U.S. Senate..

April jobless rate inches up from March

Statewide unemployment remained at a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent in April. The raw rate, however, rose a bit compared to March — up two-tenths to 6.1 percent.

Storms clearing out for holiday weekend

After two days of intermittent rain, the National Weather Service said Memorial Day weekend should have good weather with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the 40s.

Busy Memorial Day weekend planned

Memorial Day weekend will be highlighted by traditional services at Churchill County’s three cemeteries and at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Reality for graduates revisited

Another graduation ceremony is upon us with a new crop of graduates ready to move on to other things. Congratulations to you. I wish you well and hope you meet your goals. That may mean college, trade school or starting a career. Choices you make now will affect your future prospects.

Nevada forum focuses on holistic land management

In many instances, agricultural land management for small-acreage landowners is a painstaking, yet rewarding hobby.

Avoiding Gray Divorce

I have had an on again off again relationship with marriage for the last several years which has cost me a lot of anxiety, frustration and ... well ... money. I never really understood why marital bliss was eluding me or if I was eluding it. It turns out that more and more Americans have been struggling with the “happily ever after” part of marriage, there’s even a name for couples over 50 years old splitting; it’s called “Gray Divorce.”

German shepherd: An American hero

I’m a real sucker for dog stories, especially when the dog is a hero. I was thrilled when I recently read the story about a U.S. Marine dog named Lucca. She is the first American Marine Corps canine to receive the Dickin Medal, which is Britain’s highest award for valor by a military animal.

Nevada’s best preserved Pony Express station

Famed British explorer Sir Richard Burton wasn’t much impressed by the Sand Springs Pony Express Station when he spent a night there on October 17, 1860.

Rotary Club Golf Tournament tees off June 4

The 10th annual Rotary Club Golf Tournament welcomes all team and individual golfers on June 4 to raise funds for the Fallon Rotary Club’s projects as well as the 2016 Relay for Life program.

Golf for the Arts returns June 18

The Arts Center in Fallon is calling all golfers June 18 to the Fallon Golf Course for its fourth annual Golf Tournament for the Arts.

Relay for Life news

RELAY DATES The American Cancer Society is holding its Relay for Life in Fallon on June 17-18 at Churchill County Middle School’s track and infield.

State Rodeo storms into Fallon

The Fallon junior high and high school Rodeo teams welcome teams from across the state at the Nevada State High School Rodeo Finals that runs through Monday.

Oliver announces withdrawl from NBA draft

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball fans breathed a sigh of relief this week when Cameron Oliver announced he was withdrawing his name from the NBA draft.

State titles highlight strong year for Greenwave

Another year has flown by for the Greenwave and it’s been nothing short of successful.

2016 Octane Fest full schedule begins Thursday

The 2016 Octane Fest is turning the corner, beginning this coming Thursday running through Sunday featuring lower prices and newer multi-day attractions.

March tax numbers up 7.3% in Carson City

Carson City’s taxable sales rose 7.3 percent in March and, despite the construction making life difficult for nearly a dozen downtown eateries and bars, that category reported a 6.7 percent increase for the month over 2015, a legislative year.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 11:25 a.m., a 20-year-old Minden man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and contempt of court after deputies responded to reports of a juvenile runaway near the 3200 block of Imperial Way. Bail was set at $1,250.

Small Business Matchmaker event is June 22 at Eagle Valley Middle School in Carson City

A workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 at Eagle Valley Middle School is geared for anyone with an existing business that us under contract or preparing to go under contract with government agencies or primes.

Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City hosting sculptures by artist David Rowe

“Vantage Point of Distance,” a new exhibition at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery, features the sculptural work of Las Vegas artist David Rowe.

Carson City Historical Society seeking vendors for yard sales July 2, Aug. 6

The Carson City Historical Society is holding two yard sales this summer, one on July 2, and another on Aug. 6.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley holding summer youth programs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley is gearing up for summer with a wide variety of summer programs at their seven sites, including the newest addition in Hawthorne. The programs will emphasize nutrition, education and recreation.

Carson City Planning Commission recommends growth ordinance

The Planning Commission Wednesday agreed on its annual growth management recommendation for the Board of Supervisors to approve.

Wednesday, May 25

Carson City Forever Dance performing ‘Dream Big’ recital June 12 in Stateline

Chance Ezell lifts Jane Anthony while other dancers hold ‘attitudes’ on the floor during class at Forever Dance, 951 N. Stewart St., Carson City. The studio’s nationally ranked competition team will be featured in an annual recital, ‘Dream Big,’ June 12 in the Montbleu Showroom in Stateline. A 12:30 p.m. matinee will feature younger dancers, and a 3 p.m. show will highlight experienced dancers. Dancers ages 8-17 will be featured in a solo showcase after the 3 p.m. show. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 775-882-4925.

Carson City early voting schedule for 2016 primary election

Carson City early voting schedule All voting takes place at the courthouse, 885 East Musser St. (first floor):

Carson City area live entertainment

Tully Green from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Flight Restaurant and Bar, 2244 Meridian Blvd. in Minden.

The Growling Old Men to play bluegrass May 28 at Brewery Arts Center in Carson City

An acoustic duo who plays a mix of bluegrass, Americana, folk, swing and original songs is visiting the Brewery Arts Center.

Charles Muench’s Conversations with Land and Sky art display at Brewery Arts Center in Carson City

‘Tahoe Overlook’ and other oil paintings showcasing the beauty of the region will be on display in Conversations with Land and Sky by Charles Muench. A reception is from 4 to 8 p.m. June 3 in the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom. The art also can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following day. Muench said along with his art he will be displaying elements of his artistic process, such as painting equipment, tents, and back country gear.

Assembly District 40 Republican candidate Al Kramer says flier about property taxes is a ‘lie’

Al Kramer, Republican candidate for Assembly District 40 in Carson City, says a flier accusing him of not paying his property taxes is a lie.

Toni Marie Davis

Our beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Toni Marie Davis passed away on April 28, 2016. Toni loved her flowers, gardening, cooking and her family.

Margaret Oleta Rolfe

Born July 22nd, 1928 and passed away in her sleep to go with God on May 2nd, 2016. She is survived by her son, Randy, two granddaughters, Tracy and Mellissa and her grandson, Christopher (author of this obituary). She was a wonderful, amazing person and we all learned a lot from her. She was an avid reader and you would usually see her in front of one of her favorite books. She owned various dogs throughout her life and they were her babies. She will be missed dearly. We love you very much.

Primary election: Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill outraises primary opponents

P.K. O‘Neill may be having some difficulty with Tea Party members of the Republican Party but he definitely has the backing of the most contributors in his bid for a second term in the Nevada Assembly.

Voila Allstot of Carson City, NV Passed away on May 11th, 2016. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements. 775-882-4965

Voila Allstot of Carson City, NV Passed away on May 11th, 2016. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements. 775-882-4965

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeking burglary suspects Cody Rogers-Shaw and Matthew Marizza

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in locating two suspects in a residential burglary that occurred on May 20 in Carson City. Cody Rogers-Shaw, 23, and Matthew Marizza, 22, are suspected to be involved with the burglary and are believed to be in the Carson City, Dayton and Reno areas.

Friends of the Bridgeport Library holding annual book sale July 2-4

Friends of the Bridgeport Library is holding its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 2-4 at 92 N. School Street, Bridgeport, Calif.

Ayako’s Dance Studio’s ‘Cirque du Danse’ recital is May 27 at Carson City Community Center

Ayako’s Dance Studio is putting on Cirque du Danse, an annual recital featuring dancers ranging in age from 3 to 78, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the Carson City Community Center.

Nelson signs with Central Washington University

Joe Nelson lost nearly all of his senior baseball season because of a knee injury suffered in a football game at Bishop Manogue midway through the season.

Schulz, Hawley end careers with state titles

Carson High’s Ian Schulz and Dayton’s Zach Hawley ended their high school careers in impressive fashion.

Carson City Kit Carson Toastmasters recruiting members in communication, leadership programs

The Kit Carson Toastmasters Club is looking for service-orientated businesses to sponsor employees in the club’s Communication and Leadership programs. Communicating effectively can have a major impact on company growth and success.

Gus Fincel to talk about 601 Vigilance Committee May 26 at Gold Hill Hotel

Gus Fincel, a retired law enforcement officer, veteran and member of the 601 Vigilance Committee, will talk about the original “601 Vigilance Committee” at the next Gold Hill Hotel’s Thursday Night Presentations at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

The surprising benefits of milk

Ninety-six percent of Americans have milk in their refrigerators, and for good reason – it’s one of the most naturally nutrient-rich beverages available. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three daily servings of lowfat or fat free milk or milk products as part of a balanced diet. They also focus on the variety of ways to follow a healthy eating plan to help you enjoy the foods you love while still getting nutrients you need.

Are you interested in information technology?

Are you interested in an Information Technology (IT) career? Are you already employed and want to learn new or hone existing skills? Are you looking for the next challenge? And would you like to train or retool in Fallon? Read on for an exciting program @Your Library!

Fallon Lions Club CLEANUP

The Fallon Lions Club and community members volunteered their time on Saturday morning to clean up Liberty Pond and the dog park. This is an annual project of the Lions.

CC Coalition hosts Drug Darkness forum

The Churchill Community Coalition is hosting its annual community forum, Drug Darkness, on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center, 160 Campus Way.

Obama promises no apology to Japan

It was two years ago this month when I traveled to Japan, South Korea and the U.S. Pacific territories of Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands to explore and write about World War II and Korean War battle sites.

Plans coming together for Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is almost six weeks away, but plans are coming together for both the parade and Picnic at the Park.

Tuesday, May 24

Carson City drivers advised to be cautious of motorcycles

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is advising drivers to be cautious of motorcycles while on the roadways. With the weather getting nicer, more motorcyclists will be on the roads, which can create a challenge for drivers because they can be difficult to see. As a driver, making sure to give motorcycles enough room to travel is key, along with being vigilant and double checking mirrors before changing lanes. When making left hand turns, be extra cautious and make sure the intersection is clear before turning.

Auditors object to lack of records to justify health exchange payments

Legislative auditors say the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange doesn’t have controls in place to ensure it’s only paying contractors for services actually rendered.

Nevada dental examiners under fire from audit

Nevada’s Board of Dental Examiners came under fire Tuesday from legislative auditors who, among other things, say the examiners broke state law in settlements with dentists and overpaid their outside legal counsel.

Tahoe-Truckee recipe: Three-way crunchy chicken Parmesan

This time of the year, when the sun is calling us outdoors to the rivers, docks and lake fronts, I like to make sure I have a bunch of food that travels well.

Community sports: Johnson wins Monthly Masters event at Silver Oak

Eric Hoyle, Wes Camp and Kevin Johnson won Flight 1 at recent Silver Oak Men’s Club tournaments earlier this month.

Sen. Sasse: He’s not a gym rat, but he is wrong

The August 6 FOX News debate may have been the turning point that set Donald Trump on the path to the Republican nomination for president.

Ways to find a nursing home

Are you looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one? People go to nursing homes for different reasons. They may be sick or hurt and require ongoing nursing care. They may have had surgery and need time to recuperate. Or they may have chronic care needs or disabilities that make long-term nursing care a necessity.

Bernie’s zealots are pitching a hissy-fit

Hissy-fit can also be called a temper tantrum. A group of Bernie Sanders’ delegates, not all, wanted to present a petition and speak during the Nevada State Democratic Convention. They didn’t get their way, so they pitched a hissy-fit.

Natural Living: Say goodbye to allergies with acupuncture

As spring is born again so too are our gardens beautiful blooming flowers that fill our senses. The emergence of warmer days brings joy to our hearts and puts a spring in our step. We should enjoy this time of year as we go from being dormant to becoming revitalized, alive and reborn.

School board meets Thursday night

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

Our little red-haired lady

When I told my son Doug I was going to write a column about one of my dogs, he made the remark “not that again!” So I did some checking and discovered that starting with the column I wrote for the Reno-Gazette-Journal, I’ve written close to 1,000 columns.

One door closes, another opens

For some students, graduation represents the end of the line for any type of formal education. Some students may have decided to enter the job force, but learning doesn’t stop because they have left the four walls of a classroom or finished taking online courses.

Fallon man pleads guilty in wildlife occupation

Corey Lequieu, 46, of Fallon pleaded guilty to a federal charge Thursday for his role in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

Commissioners finalize comments for BLM

Churchill County commissioners voted last Wednesday to submit their finalized comments and suggested revisions to the Bureau of Land Management’s controversial Rule Planning 2.0 initiative.

Nevada fire officials say they’re prepared but that fire season could be bad this summer

Officials from 13 different agencies that annually deal with wildland fires say this year could be a bad one. They made the comments at the governor’s annual wildland fire briefing.

Mauga, Stands place in top 3 of throwing events

CARSON CITY — Imagine a 12-round bout among three boxers fighting for supremacy. Blow for blow. Block for block.

Swimmers return from Las Vegas

It was one of the most exciting seasons for the Greenwave varsity swim team while it lasted.

Wave track medals five in state meet

CARSON CITY — The future is shining bright for the Greenwave track and field team.

Skabelund weathers wind, injury to win gold

CARSON CITY — Growing up in New Mexico, Whitney Skabelund was used to jumping in extreme conditions. So, when the wind blew from the Sierra into the Carson Valley on Friday, Skabelund was in her comfort zone, unfazed by Mother Nature’s attempt to distract the junior jumper from making the biggest leap of her life.

Night of Fights packs in Fallon fans

Since 1994 the annual Fallon Night of Fights has hosted 22 years of boxing, but with only so many nights as electric as Saturday.

April jobless rate up a bit from March; Carson City at 6.7%

Statewide unemployment remained at a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent in April. The raw rate, however, rose a bit compared to March — up two-tenths to 6.1 percent. The unadjusted rate allows a direct comparison with the different local unemployment reports, which are also unadjusted for seasonal impacts.

A to Zen in Carson City hosting fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research June 25

Local musicians are coming together to raise money for Alzheimer’s research on June 25 in Carson City.

Nevada’s shot-blocking frosh Oliver pulls out of NBA draft

RENO (AP) — Nevada forward Cameron Oliver has pulled out of the NBA draft and plans to be back with the Wolf Pack for his sophomore season.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeking volunteers

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

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 3:34 p.m., a 61-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of battery on a peace officer after deputies responded to reports of a woman attempting to hit people at the Carson Tahoe Hospital. Bail was set at $2,500.

Monday, May 23

Early voting for primary starts Saturday

Early voting for the primary election begins Saturday and all eyes will be on a series of legislative races in which incumbent Republicans are being challenged for their votes supporting Gov. Brian Sandoval’s educational tax package.

Domitrovich signs to play football at University of Saint Mary

Adam Domitrovich, who made his mark at Carson High with his long-snapping abilities, has signed on to play football at University of Saint Mary, an NAIA school located in Kansas.

CHS Blue Jays win summer opener

RENO — There were some new faces in Carson’s lineup for its summer baseball opener, but it was the varsity veterans that did major damage Monday against the Reno A’s.

Douglas DA fires broadside at sewer district No. 1

A letter seeking a grand jury investigation into Douglas County Sewer District No. 1 and the district’s dissolution are among the actions proposed by Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson on Monday.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 2:21 p.m., John Sullivan was arrested on suspicion of a felony warrant out of Douglas County charging he used someone else’s identification to avoid prosecution. He was arrested after deputies were called to a residence on East Long Street for a reported domestic battery involving his ex-wife. He was also charged with preventing her from calling 911. Total bail was set at $9,000.

Tip leads to multiple Carson City drug arrests

A tip from an unidentified informant set off a series of events Saturday evening that resulted in the arrest of four people on felony drug charges. After being told they could find a wanted offender at a house on Michael Drive, deputies went to the residence but the suspect wasn’t there. Deputies were told to try a residence on Northgate where the homeowner, Zachery Raat, 23, allowed them in to search. He advised deputies there was both heroin and marijuana in the home, according to the arrest report. The team’s drug dog, Rex, alerted to drugs in three different rooms of the home, finding heroin, meth and paraphernalia.

Capital Nevada Toastmasters to meet May 24 at Grandma Hattie’s in Carson City

Capital Nevada Toastmasters is holding its weekly meeting Tuesday, May 24 at Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St. Speaking this week are Gretchen Godfrey and Norma Santoyo. Have fun with Table Topics hosted by Melissa Meneses, and you may be called upon to speak extemporaneously. You’ll hear a joke from Crystal Kleidosty and learn the Word of the Day from Victoria Blanford. Watch your “ahs” because Meghan Beltrami is the Ah Counter, and watch your grammar because Stacy Sept is the Grammarian.

Carson City Natives & Newcomers to meet June 9

Carson City Natives & Newcomers is meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 9 at Q’s BBQ, 230 Fairview Drive in Carson City.

Carson City Rockin’ Rev Ken Haskins to celebrate British Invasion May 28

Listeners who turn on and tune in to Reminiscing with the Rockin’ Rev with Ken Haskins from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday will hear the hits from the 1960s rock and roll revival known as the British Invasion

Disney’s ‘Aladdin, Jr.’ to play at Carson City Community Center in July

Jump on a Magic Carpet ride as Wild Horse Children’s Theater presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center. Performances are at 7 p.m. July 1, 2, 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. July 2, 3, 9 and 10.


CURRENT TOPS 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. Lions clean-up day

Lehmann leads CMS 7th graders to 2nd place

Carson Middle School placed second in the seventh and eighth-grade boys division at Wednesday’s annual TahNeva Championships at Carson High School.

Marchegger and Sierra Lutheran cap strong meet

Two years ago, Elaina Marchegger was riding horses. Now, she’s a five-time individual state champ.

Saturday, May 21

WNC program bows out with memorable contest

TRINIDAD, Colo — The heart-tugging defeat might go down as the most memorable game Western Nevada College ever played on the baseball diamond; this for a program that won three Western District tournament titles and participated in three National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.

Darrell Moody: Reid qualifies for nationals in decathlon

Corey Reid made a name for himself as one of the best and versatile track performers in recent history at Carson High, and he hasn’t missed a beat at the four-year-level.

Bringing Carson City Mystique to old favorites

The best way to describe the cuisine at Mystique Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Carson City is American nouveau, said executive chef David Ster

Lady Wave eliminated by Eagles Friday

SPARKS – One of the arguably best seasons in Greenwave softball came to an end Friday night when the Boulder City Eagles came back to beat the Lady Wave, 6-5.

Wildcats roll to victory to stay alive

It ain’t over till it’s over and for the Western Nevada College baseball team, it’s not over.

Veterans organizations putting flags on veterans graves in Carson City on Friday

The Disabled American Veterans and other local veteran organizations within the Carson City area will be putting U.S. Flags on veterans graves at Veterans Cemetery located in the Lone Mountain Cemetery at 4 p.m. Friday.

DMV overpayments cost Carson City, Carson City School District about $100,000 apiece a year

The State of Nevada correction in how it distributes a small pot of Department of Motor Vehicle tax money will strip about $100,000 a year out of both the Carson City school district and the city’s newly approved budgets. But neither Superintendent Richard Stokes nor city officials think it will be a major issue for them to handle.

State boys track: Schulz takes second in discus

Ian Schulz’s first throw in the discus never made it out of the cage. Not exactly the way he wanted to start the competition.

Nevada Democrats announce delegates to national convention

The Nevada Democratic Party has announced it’s sending 20 delegates pledged to Hillary Clinton and 15 pledged to Bernie Sanders to the national convention in July.

Pradere 2nd in 800 race

Abby Pradere’s first-ever state meet appearance was bittersweet.

State on road to economic recovery

RENO — Nevada employment numbers are expected to return to pre-recession levels by the end of this year or early next year. In some categories, they already have returned. That’s the gist of the report presented Wednesday by Christopher Robison, Nevada Department of Employment Research and Analysis Bureau, to members of Nevada Business Connections (NBC) at their May meeting, held at Great Basin Brewing Company in Reno.

Purcell earns regional honor

RENO — University of Nevada softball star Jennifer Purcell, a Carson High graduate, was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association first team.

Friday, May 20

Roger Diez: Sprint Cup million dollar All Star race tonight

Tonight’s scheduled points race at Fernley 95A Speedway has been canceled due to a conflict with the grand re-opening of the Hawthorne track, which is hosting round three of the Nevada Pro Stock Associations 10-race championship series.

Kathie Wyatt

Kathie Wyatt, 64, passed away May 19, 2016 in Gardnerville, NV. She was born in Schurz, NV on November 17, 1951 to Robert and Leasha Wyatt.

Steven Joseph McCallister 55,

Steven Joseph McCallister 55, a Carson City resident, went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2016. He was born in Fremont California to Sidney & Kay McCallister of Pahrump, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his sister Cheryl McCallister. He is survived by his parents Sid & Kay, a son Steven McCaw of Boulder City, Nevada, a brother Tim McCallister of Pahrump, Nevada, his sisters Debra Reyes of California & Katerina Jacobsen of Carson City, Nevada, along with several nieces & nephews.

Jim Moran

Jim Moran, 89, died May10, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Reno, NV. He was born Sept 25, 1926 in Sawtell (Los Angeles) CA to William and Violet Moran. Jim served in WWII on the medical ship USS Mercy in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.

Paulina Grilli

Paulina Grilli, 71, passed away May 6, 2016 in Carson City, NV. She was born March 8, 1945 in Dennyloanhead, Scotland to Victor and Lena Grill

Jordyn Haylee Page

Jordyn Haylee Page, 19, our bright light, our Angel, left us very unexpectedly on May 11th. Jordyn began her life changing legacy on October 21st, 1996. J

Donald Laurence Shiffer

Donald Laurence Shiffer, 76 of Carson City passed away on May 10, 2016. Private services will be held, arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Albert Augustino Mussi

Albert Augustino Mussi, 90, lifelong Fallon resident, passed away on May 7, 2016 at home, after suffering a stroke, with his family by his side. Albert was born on April 13, 1926 to Nathaniel and Mary Mussi. He attended Churchill County Schools

Michael Ray Taylor

Michael Ray Taylor, 58 of Dayton passed away on May 14, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Robert Irvin Root

Robert Irvin Root, 91 of Gardnerville, passed away on May 13, 2016 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

John Monti

John Monti passed away May 12, 2016 in Carson City, NV. Walton’s Chapel of The Valley is in charge of his final arrangements.”

Russell Joseph LeBlanc

Russell Joseph LeBlanc, 89 of Minden, passed away on May 13, 2016. arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations

Event to cover Nevada marijuana legalization May 24 in Fernley

A free luncheon is being offered in Fernley where a nationally known expert and speaker will talk about the impacts of marijuana use legalization.

READing Paws therapy dog on hand at Douglas County Public Library in Minden

A READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays from June 2 through Aug. 11 to help children feel calm and confident as they practice reading skills.

Ruben Eloy Gallegos

Ruben Eloy Gallegos of Austin, Nevada passed away surrounded by family and friends at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, May 3 after a brief illness.

Vivian E. Weigel Serpa

VIVIAN E. WEIGEL SERPA, passed away on May 6, 2016 after a short illness near her home of Tortuguero Costa Rica. She was born August 2, 1936 to Robert “Bob” and Effie Weigel

Tina Marie Brock Mathews Soliz,

Tina Marie Brock Mathews Soliz, passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side, May 6, 2016 she was 49 years old. Tina was born on March 26, 1967 in Lynwood, CA.

Norma E. Lackey

Norma E. Lackey, 84, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2016 in her Carson City home with her longtime friend and companion, Paul Martin by her side.

Dr. Pamela S. (Hemsath) Ornellas

Dr. Pamela S. (Hemsath) Ornellas, “Dr. O,” passed away on May 6, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Pam was the first born child to Robert W. and Susan K. Hemsath in Carson City, Nevada on July 15, 1961

Wilbur Sutton Thain, M.D.

Benson, UT- Wilbur Sutton Thain M.D., 90, a long-time physician in Cache Valley, passed away on April 30, 2016. Bill, as he liked to be called, was born in Logan, Utah on November 4, 1925 to Wilber Evans Thain and Elizabeth Sutton Thain

Karl D’Aaron Small

Karl D’Aaron Small, son of Frank Aaron Small & Marie Estelle Harris, passed away on April 18, 2016 at the age of 82 after battling cancer.

James Richard Shaw

James Richard Shaw, long time Fallon resident, passed away on May 3, 2016 after a long illness. Richard was born in Seymore, Texas on January 29, 1934 to Ernest and Opal Shaw. He had served with the US Air Force for 4 years . He

Michael Mari Fortune

Michael Mari Fortune, 90, passed away on May 2, 2016 in Hawthorne, Nevada. He was born December 31, 1925 and was a resident of Fallon, Nevada.

Linda O. Grissom-Whitside

Linda O. Grissom-Whiteside “Momma” was born in Sweetwater, Texas on September the 5th of 1953 and left this world to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April the 24th of 2016 in her home.

William “Bill” W. Tolle

Bill was a rodeo cowboy from the age of 14. He roped calves, adding bareback broncs at the age of 17. He served in the army in the Korean War from 1950 – 1953.

Mae Marie Haden

Long time Fallon resident Mae Marie Haden, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, April 1, 2016.

Lorraine Gail Bevins

Lorraine Gail Bevins, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2016 with her family by her side, after a short battle with cancer.

Marcos Leo “Marc” Welch

Gone too soon... Marcos Leo “Marc” Welch was born on September 28,1954 in Pocatello, Idaho, but spent the majority of his life in Nevada.

The Academy of Dance Arts share a night of dancing with the Tahoe community

The Annual Spring Concerts of The Academy of Dance Arts will be presented in the Montbleu Theatre located in the Montbleu Resort & Casino on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:00 pm. “This year the Ballet is entitled

James (Jim) Musso

James (Jim) Musso was born on August 30, 1933 in Clovis, CA and passed away on April 25, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, August and Ruth, and his sister, Theresa.

Allan Souligny

Carson City resident Allan Souligny passed away on April 25, 2016 at the age of 69. Born in California, Allan moved to Gardnerville in 1977 and became a Carson City resident in 1996. In 2009, Allan retired from his position as a

Judith Denise Kennedy

Hopefully this reflects some of my mom’s dry, witty humor because she would have wanted it that way. On the afternoon of April 2nd, 2016, J

Allen E. Marsh

Allen E. Marsh was born in Burkburnett, Texas on October 21, 1928 and passed away on April 4, 2016. He is predeceased by his daughter, Carla Jo Marsh.

Richard “Dick” Deegan

Richard “Dick” Deegan, 77, passed away on April 19, 2016 in Fallon, NV. He was born on March 29, 1939 in Altadena, CA to Richard and Eleanor Deegan.

LaUna Ione (Launa) Bishop

LaUna Ione (Launa) Bishop, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away quietly, surrounded by family and loved ones, April 18th, 2016 in Reno Nevada.

James William Crawford

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, sidekick, buddy and best friend went to be with our Lord on April 30, 2016, from the complications of lung cancer

Thursday, May 19

WNC baseball wins district opener

Western Nevada College put the pedal to the metal in its opener of the Western District baseball tournament on Thursday in Trinidad, Colo.

Odor provided a sweet moment

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Carson City residents should be aware of real estate scams

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is encouraging residents to report any suspicious activity they may see around their neighborhoods. Recent reports of phony real estate agents near Ash Canyon and other real estate scams have become common recently. Often, scammers will claim they are a real estate agent or landlord and attempt to “sell” a residence and will take a deposit check from the buyers, though they will not have the authority to sell or rent a property.

Asa Carter has done it all for Carson

The finish line is just ahead for Asa Carter. Today, at the first day of the NIAA State Track & Field Championships, begins the final chapter for one of the best athletes to ever come out of Carson High School.

Lady Wave loses first round to Grizzlies

SPARKS – Fallon’s opening game in the state tournament began with a lesson in infield backup in a 9-2 loss to the Spring Valley Grizzlies, the No. 1 seed from Southern Nevada.

Fallon drops state opener to Boulder City

RENO – Leave the ball up and someone’s bound to hit the ball far.

Know your fertilizer products

People use many fertilizer products to achieve a picture-perfect landscape and a high-yield vegetable garden, often without awareness of what is best for their plants, their soil or the environment. Timing of application and amounts of fertilizers are important because if applied in excess, they can be leached into groundwater and pollute our waterways.

A 529 plan can help with college bills

We’re at the end of another school year. If you have younger kids, you might be thinking about summer camps and other activities. But in the not-too-distant future, your children will be facing a bigger transition as they head off to college. Will you be financially prepared for that day?

Churchill County’s taxable sales flat for February

Taxable sales increased 5.1 percent in February compared to the same month of 2015. The total was just more than $4 billion for the month.


Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in APRIL 2016.

Reading choices: Artists and birds

Two recent released books are worth checking out if you’re looking for something to read. One of our most insightful art critics, Dave Hickey, has just published “25 Women: Essays on Their Art” (University of Chicago Press).

Ray Frisch: Reno’s most puzzling mystery

Without a doubt, the biggest mystery in Reno history is the whereabouts of local banker Roy Frisch, who walked to the movies on the evening of March 22, 1934 and was never seen again.

Making Bark in the Park a success

Thanks, merci, gracias, salamat po It doesn’t matter what language you say “thank you” in, it means the same to everyone. Here at CAPS we sincerely thank everyone who made Bark in the Park a success. It was a rainy day, but the enthusiasm displayed by our participants made the damp evaporate in a sense of common good. Yes, everyone wants our no-kill shelter to prosper and thrive.

Odor lands five finger wake up call on Bautista

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Rougned Odor is now my favorite player. Odor’s punch to Jose Bautista’s face reaffirmed much that is good in baseball, that the players will forever take it upon themselves to uphold the integrity of the game and not let it evolve into the NFL, NBA or professional wrestling

Wave caps off memorable year this weekend

The end is near for Greenwave athletics. Fallon wraps up the spring season this weekend to conclude a successful school year as the baseball, softball, track and field, and swim teams compete in the state tournament.

Lions Club sponsors annual cleanup day

The Fallon Lions Club is hosting a community-wide cleanup of Liberty Pond south of Fallon on Saturday and is also inviting individuals and other service organizations to join them

ESAs are about students, not politics

If Nevada is serious about improving education throughout the state, it needs to begin focusing on children — not taxpayer-funded bureaucracies.

UNCE hosts free radon stakeholders’ meeting

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Radon Education Program is presenting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9 Radon Stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday from 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.. Attendees will discuss common issues, provide insight into future radon risk-reduction action, share perspectives, educate and network.

Greenwave golf shoots sixth at State

Tuesday and Wednesday marked the first time the Greenwave varsity boys golf club has been to state as a team since 2011. With the talent left behind, it’s already looking like it won’t be the last.

Western District tournament sets up as hitters’ paradise

Combine aluminum bats with high elevation and the Western District baseball tournament should provide fans with plenty of offense.

Commerce Tax opponents need to have new language by Friday

Acting as soon as he received the paperwork from the Nevada Supreme Court, Carson City District Judge James Wilson held a phone conference hearing Wednesday afternoon and presented both sides in the commerce tax battle with language to cure the high court’s objections.

Wolf Pack needs sweep of Rebels to become MW co-champions

The Nevada baseball team will contend for a share of the Mountain West championship this week at Peccole Park, hosting rivals UNLV in the regular season finale and in Governor’s Series action.

Trustees eliminate food services director’s position

When trustees approved the outsourcing of food services to Chartwells at their April 28 meeting, they were informed that a full-time director would not be needed.

Record number of WNC students graduate Monday

Western Nevada College President Chet Burton gave an update Wednesday on graduation and other events at the bi-monthly meeting of Fallon’s Restore our College Campus Committee.

Fallon’s Night of Boxing features full card, 2 main events

Boxing’s about to take over the Lahontan Valley once again and just hours after the Greenwave finish the spring and final season of the school year. Night of Boxing returns for an encore this weekend after the baseball, softball, track and swim teams conclude action at their state tournaments.

Fallon grad qualifies for Barracuda Championship

Fallon grad and ex-Wolf Pack golfer Scott Smith has been lying low since he competed in the U.S. Open four years ago. Now, Smith has risen up and is back in the spotlight.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago Rural Women’s Work. A letter from W. A. Ryan of the Reclamation Service to D. W. Cole states that the Bureau of Markets is making investigation of rural women’s organizations, and to this end, Miss Anna M. Evans, of St. Louis, accompanied by Miss Sherman, will be in Fallon May 31 and June 1 to carry on investigations. On the Truckee-Carson project, it is stated, they are especially interested in the Artemisia club, the Draper, the Mother’s club at Fernley and other women’s clubs.

senior menu

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

Relay for Life news

LUAUA NIGHT Break out your Hawaiian shirt and dust off your grass skirt! It’s time for a luau! The Relay For Life of Fallon is hosting a Family Luau Night on Saturday. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society.

State track notebook: Pradere set for showdown; Ply to be busy

One of the most intriguing head-to-head battles this weekend is the battle between Carson’s Abby Pradere and Centennial’s Karina Haymore.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office is hosting is 13th annual Cops and Kids Sheriff’s Open House Saturday

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is hosting its 13th annual Cops and Kids Sheriff’s Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place at the sheriff’s office, 911 E. Musser St. Cops and Kids is a highly anticipated safety fair which combines fun with crime and substance abuse awareness. CCSO estimates more than 1,400 hot dogs and buns, 700 sodas, 800 bottles of water, coffee, and 400 prizes are going to be handed out.

Wings of Freedom Tour coming to Minden

The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring World War II vintage aircraft will be featured at the Minden-Tahoe Airport from June 16 to 19. Four vintage aircraft will be featured: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 4:42 p.m., a 25-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies responded to reports of a domestic battery near the 2800 block of Pinebrook Drive. Bail was set at $2,000.

Carson City Epic Rides event seeking volunteers

The Epic Rides off-road race coming to Carson City this June is looking for volunteers to guarantee a smooth weekend for the thousands of riders and spectators coming to Carson City.

Tahoe Douglas Elks to host Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band July 16 in Gardnerville

Tickets are on sale for an evening of music by Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band on Saturday, July 16.

Soroptimist International of Carson City to meet May 25 at Glen Eagles

The Soroptimist International of Carson City is meeting on May 25 to honor its Carson High School scholarship winners and Ruby Award winner.

Douglas County Public Library in Minden hosting story time, movie series

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden is hosting story time with music and crafts in Lampe Park at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1. Story time for all ages continues Wednesdays through July 27.

Doris Darlene “Dolly” Perkins

Doris Darlene “Dolly” Perkins, passed away at her home in Fallon with her husband by her side, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Florence Joyce Lopiccolo

Florence Joyce Lopiccolo, long time resident of Carson City, NV and known affectionately to family and friends as “Dolly” passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Judith R. Tustin

Judith R. Tustin, 78, passed away April 24, 2016 at her home in Carson City, NV. Judy was born December 19,1937 in Raymondville, TX to Elton and Mary Alice Ray.

Florence Mary DeVries (Southerland)

Florence Mary DeVries (Southerland), 82, of Silver Springs, Nevada, died April 20, 2016, at John Muir Hospital in Concord, California.

John Butler

John Butler, 83, passed away April 10, 2016 at his home in Carson City, NV. John was born January 5, 1933 in Memphis, TN to James and Fannie Kate Butler. J

Antonia Hills (Toni Shane, Shepley, Hills)

Toni Hills passed away on December 15, 2015 following a long illness. Toni is survived by her husband, Lawrence (Larry) Hills.

Susan Elaine Peterson

After a fierce, years-long battle with crippling diseases, Susan Elaine Peterson passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, April 10th

Allen lee Bliesner

Allen Bliesner passed away after his battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Laura Neill Bliesner, sisters Lynn Bell-Texarkansas,TX, Janet Croteau-Canton,IL, brother James-Spokane,WA, and Aunt Pauline Gallion-Spokane, WA. No services are planned per his wishes. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Shannon Taylor Wines

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, UNR Wolfpack and the Dayton High School DustDevils gave back to Heaven one of their biggest fans.

Dorothea Jeanette Doyle

Dorothea Jeanette Doyle, 63, a Cape Coral, FL resident for the past ten months, formerly of Carson City, NV passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 in Bonita Springs, FL.

Theodore “Ted” Maylone

Theodore “Ted” Maylone was born in the log home his grandfather and great-grandfather built near Fairplay California to Edgar F. and Minerva (Pittman) Maylone on February 21, 1927.

Beulah Kay Devenpeck

Beulah Kay Devenpeck of Carson City entered into rest on April 15. A long-time resident of Nevada, Beulah was a successful business owner of the Pine Nut Lodge at Topaz Lake and the Pony Express in Gardnerville. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 70 years. Beulah enjoyed travel and visited many parts of the US and the world. She is lovingly remembered as “mother” to her niece, Elizabeth Tedder, and great nieces Aurore Miller and Mary Wemheuer. She is also survived by five great, great nephews.

Nancy Evans Lane

Nancy went to be with the Lord suddenly of cardiac arrest on April 18, 2016. She was born on July 7, 1937 in Ventura, CA to Ruth and Elmer Evans. After a move to Fallon, Nevada, young Nancy attended schools in Churchill County.

Dennis Bell(Denny)

Dennis Bell(Denny) passed away at his home on his 72nd birthday. He was born in Shrewsbury, Kentucky to Dilley(Red) Bell and Dorothy Bell.


DOLORES LUCILLE STENNETT, age 96, passed away on April 14th in Sparks, Nevada. She was born May 4, 1919 in California and had been a longtime Fallon resident. She had served as county recorder for Churchill County. She is survived by her son, Dan Allen of Fallon and daughter, Judy Mason of Placerville, CA. 4 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at 1:00 pm at the Churchill County Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Fallon. 423-2255.

Leonard “Hap” Gleason

Leonard “Hap” Gleason, Jr 86, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2016 at the Homestead Senior living facility. He was born in Kansas City, MO on March 9, 1930 to Leonard Sr. and Doris Gleason and was blessed with 4 beautiful sisters who spoiled their only brother rotten.

Janet Bowser Allen

Janet Bowser Allen passed on April 13, 2016 at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, NV of complications from pneumonia surrounded by family.

Walter Louis Hogan

Walter Louis Hogan of Fallon, NV passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 after a brief illness. He is survived by a sister, Suzie B. Bogard of Houston, TX, a brother, Roddey D. Hogan of Tyler, TX and five nephews. Services will be held at 1 pm April 21, 2016 at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, NV. under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home. 423-2255.

Wednesday, May 18

Carson City area live entertainment

Brian Lester at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Js’ Old Town Bistro in Dayton.

Carson City Consort Canzona to perform May 21 and 22

Consort Canzona, a group of local musicians and singers, is putting on two concerts to honor Sharon Kientz, the group’s founder who died last year.

Tah-Neva meet at Carson City

Carson Valley Middle School’s Hunter Reed is flanked by Carson’s Luis Valdez (right) and Garrett Tibma in a heat of the 8th grade boys 400-meter run Wednesday at the Tah-Neva Track Championships at Carson High School. Results will be featured in the Appeal within the next week.

CHS Jazz Ensemble performs in Carson City

The Carson High Jazz Ensemble performs Wednesday evening at the Bob Boldrick Theater. TOP: A pair of saxophone players perform solos Wednesday night during Carson High’s ‘An Evening With The Classics’ at the Carson City Community Center.

Nevada politics all about the money

Nevada gets a mixed report card for voting and election policies and, like nearly everywhere in the country — money plays an outsized role in its politics.

Carson City JCPenney burglarized

The Carson Street JCPenney department store was burglarized Tuesday morning. Officials said the burglary happened early Tuesday morning, where the suspect(s) smashed in one of the front door windows and entered into the establishment. They took an undetermined amount of items before exiting the store. Authorities weren’t notified of the incident until about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Western Nevada College Baseball opens district play against host school

Combine aluminum bats with high elevation and the Western District baseball tournament should provide fans with plenty of offense.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 7:45 p.m., a 50-year-old Carson City man and a 19-year-old Carson City man were arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 1300 block of 5th Street. Bail was set at $3,000 for each.

Candidates for Lyon County Board of Commissioners to feature May 26 in Fernley

The Fernley Republican Women, in conjunction with the Lyon County Republican Central Committee, will host a meet and greet event for the Republican candidates for Lyon County Board of Commissioners.

Mammovan visiting Carson City May 21-22

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

Virginia City’s annual Parade of Heroes to return May 28

Virginia City’s annual Celebration of Heroes Parade to honor veterans is taking place at noon Saturday, May 28 on C Street, the town’s main thoroughfare.

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada hosting KNPB Kids Club May 21 in Carson City

KNPB Kids Club is visiting the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21 in the Science Room.

Carson City Mile High Jazz Band offering summer jazz camps for students June 6-10

Mile High Jazz Band Association, in cooperation with Carson Middle School, is presenting a weeklong jazz camp with sessions for middle and high school musicians.

11 Carson High School baseball players earn post-season honors

Eleven Carson High baseball players received post-season accolades in a vote among league coaches.

Residential development around TRIC slow to come

As more businesses locate in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC), the question remains where are the increasing number of employees going to live? TRIC is made up of more than 100,000 acres within Storey and Lyon counties. There’s no residential community in TRIC and it’s zoned in Storey County to remain an industrial park. TRIC’s location between Reno-Sparks and Fernley provides a strong pool of employees who commute to TRIC.

Tuesday, May 17

Recipe: Carlo’s salsa verde by Brain Shaw

Sadly, I received a notice the other day my beloved alma mater, the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, would be closing its doors at the end of the current semester along with the other 15 North American branches of parent company Le Cordon Bleu. Citing two years of losses in the millions of dollars, the company blamed the shortage of chefs in the U.S. for its decline in enrollment. In other words, aspiring chefs were having no problem finding jobs without the diploma.

Local roundup: Allen, Schulz, Purcell honored

Bailey Allen capped off a brilliant four-year softball career by being named to the all-region first team as announced by Northern Division I coaches.

Hawley looks for two state titles

Dayton High’s Zach Hawley can’t wait for the weekend.


Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing social media in bed? If you want to catch some quality ZZZs, you should put down that smartphone.

Rotary rocks City Hall

Every year Rotary International sets aside one day for clubs to participate in hands-on projects for the benefit of their local communities. This year the local “Rotarians at Work” event took place on April 30 behind City Hall. The Fallon Rotarians teamed with the city to help landscape the park behind this building. The local Fallon Rotary Club, plus family and friends, planted flowers and shrubs and helped with the landscaping of the area.

Anne Pershing: A community journalist

Passionate journalists who believe in their community are slowly disappearing across every corner of this state and many others.

How clean are your teeth?

Have you missed any areas that may be prone to plaque build-up? Plaque disclosing products can help you improve your brushing and flossing habits by revealing the areas you may have missed.

Trustees approve funds for music building

Trustees decided to move ahead at their Thursday meeting on a new building project that will house the music program, while giving the drama classes more room in the existing building for their props and supplies.

New Navy school liaison officer returns ‘home’

The new Navy/Churchill County school liaison officer (SLO), Michele Taylor, has joined forces with Naval Air Station Fallon to aid military families whose children move up to nine times in their school age years.

Jump Start College student reveals new career interests

Devoting two years to Western Nevada College’s Jump Start program while attending high school has given Abby Lunderstadt the opportunity to start college early, and possibility change her career path.

Fallon honors POST graduates

A Churchill County deputy and three Fallon police officers recently graduated from the Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy.


The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Tom Stockard. Sarah Hicks pleaded guilty to two counts of offer, attempt of the commission of an unauthorized act relating to a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance, 4 grams or more but less than 14 grams.


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


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A tale of two statesmen

“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.” James Freeman Clarke, American theologian and author


The Tenth Judicial District Court issued the following divorces during March 2016. Kenneth D. Adcock and Darcy L. Adcock-Ingle


Western Nevada College is graduating its largest class ever. A record 556 students are earning a total of 598 degrees and certificates. Monday’s commencement ceremony begins Monday at 10 a.m. at the Mary Teixeira Pavilion in Carson City.

Spring 2016 University of Nevada, Reno graduates

The following area students graduated this spring from the University of Nevada, Reno. UNR provided names.

Plan ahead for Home Safety Month

While you may think of smart home technology as a convenience — something to save you a few steps of walking between the couch and the nearest light switch, smart home offerings also include important preventative measures that can help you protect not only your valuables, but your home itself and everyone in it.

Fallon still a threat heading into state

The hype for the Lady Wave to three-peat a state championship is still alive.

Fallon sweeps cross-county rival to advance to state

A dominant pitching performance and clutch hitting saved the season and preserved the quest of defending the state title.

Wave torpedoes into Las Vegas

If the Greenwave swim team wasn’t already considered as notable as other Churchill County High School teams after sending last year, people won’t likely forget this season when the team sent more than half its team to state.

Fallon grad qualifies for national CrossFit event

Fallon grad Sean Sweeney, who was named 2015’s “Fittest in Nevada,” placed fourth in last weekend’s southern regional CrossFit Games Open Competition to qualify for the national event in Carson, Calif., in July.

Wave track qualifies in 7 events for state

It was more than expected, even without its star senior limited because of injury.

Rosebud’s Dance Band performing at Carson City Brewery Arts Center May 21

Rosebud’s Dance Band, whose 20 members play mostly Big Band era dance, jazz and swing with some modern pieces, is performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Carson City Brewery Arts Center.

Douglas Country Public Library holding summer reading program

The Douglas County Public Library is inviting area children and teens to participate in its 2016 Summer Reading Program.

Brews, Brats and Ballet to return to Carson City Brewery Arts Center May 22

Enjoy a casual atmosphere, original dance, and an up-close peek into the creative process of dance making at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22 in the Performance Hall of the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St.

Free admission to Nevada State Parks offered on June 11

Nevada residents and visitors are invited to “Discover Nevada State Parks” on Saturday, June 11, when admission is free at all 23 of Nevada’s state parks.

Dayton Museum hosting handicraft workshop May 28

The first in a series of handicraft workshops will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Dayton Museum, 135 Shady Lane in Old Town Dayton.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley opens new site in Mineral County

In order to better serve the youth of Mineral County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley is opening a new site in Hawthorne, Nev., bringing a slew of summer programs to the region.

Carson City Save Mart holding Peanut Butter Roundup food drive May 18-31

Save Mart Supermarkets is partnering with local food banks to hold the “Peanut Butter Roundup” in its 83 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 3:02 p.m., a 55-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, no valid driver’s license, no insurance and a failure to appear traffic warrant after deputies responded to a traffic complaint near the 2500 block of Kit Sierra Way.

Monday, May 16

Free forum on money, politics Wednesday at Carson City Brewery Arts Center

Voter registration, fraud and voter ID, voting machines, gerrymandering and other topics will be covered in Money in Politics & Voter Issues, a free forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 in the Performance Hall of the Carson City Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St.

Nevada Artists Association displaying student work at Carson City Brewery Arts Center

The Nevada Artists Association’s Imagination Show and Student On Line Art exhibition can be viewed through June 24 at the NAA Gallery at the Carson City Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City THURSDAY At 2:07 p.m., Gibb Olivarez, 48, of Dayton was arrested on felony DUI with prior felony conviction, felony probation violation and non-resident suspended or revoked driver’s license after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the 3800 block of Highway 50. Bail was set at $20,500.

Saturday, May 14

Commuter traffic to TRIC eased with vanpools

The rise of Tesla’s massive Gigafactory and the new Switch SUPERNAP data center east of town will provide a significant boost to overall employment at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. But employees hoping for bus service to those and other companies based at the sprawling industrial center east of Sparks shouldn’t expect to catch a seat on an RTC bus any time soon.

Pradere, Schulz, Carter qualifies for state in 2 individual events

Abby Pradere, Ian Schulz and Asa Carter enjoyed banner days, earning state-meet berths in two individual events apiece Saturday afternoon at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Bell’s homer lifts WNC to region title

HENDERSON — No deficit is too large for the Western Nevada College Wildcats.

Sierra Lutheran to begin girls soccer

During the past couple of years, Sierra Lutheran High School has been building its athletic department by adding various sports. In the 2014-2015 school year, SLHS added football and baseball programs.

Darrell Moody: Senators have had a successful sports year

The school year is rapidly coming to a close, and it’s been one of the best sports seasons in my 12 years at the Appeal.

WNC’s George SWAC first team pitcher

In a history-making season for the Western Nevada College softball team, Kristina George made some more this week.

Prep roundup: Hawley has big day; 4 CHS swimmers make state

YERINGTON — Dayton High’s Zach Hawley continued his season-long dominance, winning both the shot put and discus at Saturday’s Northern 1A regionals at Yerington High School.

Break of Reality performs this weekend

There are still a few tickets left for the performance by the eclectic, New York-based contemporary music ensemble Break of Reality tomorrow night in the Barkley Theatre at the Art Center.

Austin keeps beating in the heart of Nevada

Perhaps the most impressive reminders of the historic Central Nevada mining town of Austin’s past are its three churches, all built between 1866 and 1878.

State Supreme Court considers Nevadans stupid

If any Nevada citizen still harbors any doubt about the wisdom of being able to elect their judges, the recent Supreme Court decision on the citizen referendum to repeal Gov. Brian Sandoval’s God-awful “commerce tax” should remove it once and for all. To recap…

Friday, May 13

Carson City Sheriff’s Office focuses on ‘Click it or Ticket’

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be focusing on “Click it or Ticket” seat belt safety during the month of May for their Joining Forces event. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts saved nearly 12,000 lives nationwide in 2011.

Roger Diez: Place your bets on Jimmie Johnson at Dover this weekend

Last Saturday’s Western States Dwarf Regional race at Fernley 95A Speedway was canceled after rains through the day rendered the track a mud bog.

Senators set for meet

Carson High has made one change entering today’s NIAA Division I Track & Field Championship.

WNC pulls off memorable comeback

D.J. Whittemore and his Western Nevada College baseball team won’t ever forget the comeback they pulled off against College of Southern Nevada on a sweltering Friday afternoon in Henderson.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested after driving into a fence, tree

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 3:15 a.m., Nathan Oakie, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony robbery, felony grand larceny-auto, felony resisting arrest with violence and felony battery with a deadly weapon after deputies responded to reports of a robber at the Carson Street 7-11. The suspect fled to 20 College Parkway where Oakie tried to flee from police by taking a police car and fighting with deputies. Bail was set at $40,000

Grammy-winning producer Randy Cantor arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in Stateline

A Grammy-winning musician and producer was arrested in Stateline on Thursday with nearly 58 grams of methamphetamine, Tri-Net officials said. Randy Cantor, known for his work with Sting, Bon Jovi, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Ricky Martin, was arrested in a casino parking lot Thursday night in Stateline. He was arrested after the Tri-Net Task Force received information that he would be transporting two ounces of meth from California into the Stateline area.

Annual Kilroy Classic golf tournament for Honor Flight Nevada to return May 28

An annual golf tournament to benefit Honor Flight Nevada is returning May 28.

Sierra Lutheran track & field breaks school records; heads to regionals

As usual, Sierra Lutheran High School’s track & field program is one to watch this season. So far, multiple school records have been broken for individual performance: Grace Bonafede, Long Jump 15’ 7.5”, Triple Jump 34’ 1.5”; Zach Ferenz, Discus 143’6”; Kristy Missamore, Shot Put 33’ 10.5”; Briana Mofhitz-Faieta, Pole Vault 7’; Blake Ranalla Triple Jump 39’ 9.5”. In the Girls 4x800m Relay, Elaina Marchegger, Taylor Davison, Emma Herron, and Clare Davison broke the school record of 10:39.50.

Carson City Wild Horse Children’s Theater holding Summer on Broadway camp June 6-17

Wild Horse Children’s Theater is accepting applications for Summer on Broadway 2016, “Little Red Riding Hood: A Musical Adventure.”

Carson City Senior Center seeks crafters for Silver Streak Expo July 9

The Carson City Senior Center is seeking craft vendors for its Silver Streak Expo, a benefit for the Meals on Wheels program, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office taking part in Relay for Life May 21 at Mills Park

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office are honoring two of its own who were diagnosed with cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 21 in Mills Park.

Carson City Historical Society holding open house May 22

The Carson City Historical Society is hosting an open house at the Foreman-Roberts House and carriage house museums from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22.

Central Lyon County Fire District extends open burning to May 29

Due to recent rain in the area, the Central Lyon County Fire District has extended its open burn date to May 29.

Carson’s season ends in loss against Manogue

All good things end eventually. The Carson Senators’ Cinderella season ended with a disappointing 10-3 loss to Bishop Manogue Thursday afternoon in a loser’s bracket game of the Northern Division I regional baseball tournament at Peccole Park.

Carson High track: Senators’ 1600 relay team has eyes on the prize

Asa Carter, Ian Van Rensselaer, Brandon Basa and Hector Gomez-Barrios made the most of their first time together as a relay team.

Jury seated as Getty trial begins

Whether the death of 10-week-old Ava Douglas was the result of murder or an accident will be up to a jury seated on Wednesday in Douglas County District Court. Ava’s father, Trent Getty, 24, is standing trial accused of first degree murder in the death of his infant daughter.

First election deadline Saturday

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske says several key election deadlines are rapidly approaching, the first on Saturday.

Update: Suspect involved in Carson City armed robbery, chase identified

An armed robbery ended with two crashed police cars and one person in the hospital Thursday morning. The strong armed robbery happened about 3:15 a.m., at the North Carson Street 7-Eleven. The clerk reported a man walked in with a gun and demanded alcohol before filling a bag with bottles of liquor.

Prep roundup: Fallon edges Dayton baseball in playoffs

ELKO — Fallon scored an unearned run in the sixth inning to edge Dayton, 5-4, in the first round of the Northern 1A regional baseball tournament Thursday at Spring Creek.

Peters SWAC Player of the Year

When a hitter registers the type of offensive statistics Western Nevada College’s D.J. Peters did during the 2016 season, few can question why he was chosen as the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, open container

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 10:35 a.m., a 56-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and open container after deputies responded to reports of a suspicious subject near the 2800 block of North Carson Street. Bail was set at $400.

Escapee from Carson City work crew still at large

More than a day after he walked away from a work crew in downtown Carson City, authorities are still looking for prison inmate Michael David Lillie. Lillie arrived at the Stewart Conservation Camp along Carson City’s southern border April 8 to serve a sentence for felony DUI.

Thursday, May 12

WNC roundup: baseball sets up showdown; softball’s season ends

Like they did throughout the regular season, the Western Nevada College Wildcats won their Region 18 baseball tournament game against Salt Lake, 5-4, on Thursday in Henderson by a number of players filling their roles.

Warriors are the Wings; Bulls were the Beatles

Sports fodder for a Friday morning

Cub Scouts have active years

Den 1, Pack 38 Cub Scouts are 7 and 8 years old and are Wolves getting ready to bridge into Bears this month at their end-of-the-year camping trip at Fort Churchill.

Rain didn’t dampen our spirits

Bark in the Park started with a splash as the rain pelted our enthusiastic 5K runners and walkers. Watson and all his furry buddies just took the rain in stride. Most of the rest of us just slogged on through the mud. I’m no dummy; I brought an umbrella.

Nevadans spend millions for mother

Consumers in Nevada spent a record amount this year showing their love and affection for the women who mean so much — moms.

Sandoval errs: Commerce tax repeal will not cause budget cuts

Gov. Brian Sandoval and his allies don’t think voters should have a say on the commerce tax they snuck through in the closing hours of last year’s legislature.

The Supreme Court screws up too

In the eyes of most Americans, the U.S. Supreme Court is the final say about our rule of law. Along with that presumption is that they never make mistakes. I always questioned that, as I do anyone who says they have the final say. Somehow the fact that nine political appointees with lifetime appointments, thus no accountability, can decide the fates of 330 million people is distasteful to me.

Nevada extends PEBP HMO contract for interim

The Nevada Board of Examiners voted Tuesday to extend the existing state employee benefits contract with Hometown Health while they finish putting together a request for a proposal (RFP) to get a new contract.

What Parker taught me

My newest grandson, Parker Lee Drayton, arrived last week, and my world has forever changed. As I held him for the first time, I realized that I was holding a tiny bundle of potential; he could be a future heavyweight champion of the world or a brain surgeon or, if he’s really lucky, he could be somebody’s grandpa someday.


Larry Scott Armes pleaded not guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance 4 grams or more but less than 28 grams with the use of a deadly weapon; offer, attempt or commission of an unauthorized act relating to a controlled or counterfeit substance at or near a school, school bus stop, recreation facilities for minors or public park with the use of a deadly weapon; and carrying a concealed weapon.

Portuguese Festa celebrates Queen’s sacrifice for hunger

All are welcome to the annual Portuguese Festa this weekend that celebrates the Queen Saint Isabella’s sacrifice for her people’s hunger.

The Portuguese Festa queens

Three Portuguese Festa queens give a brief overview on who they are. KENNA HAMLIN My name is Kenna Hamlin, and I am this year’s Senior Queen. I am 15 years old, a freshman at Churchill County High School.

Workshop offered on keeping trees alive during drought

Even though Nevada has received more moisture this year than in previous years, water levels are still below normal, and the state is still in a drought

Regent candidate attends CEDA breakfast, visits WNC

Carol Del Carlo, a candidate for the Board of Regents, visited Fallon on Wednesday. First, she attended the Churchill Economic Development Authority breakfast meeting and then visited Western Nevada College. She is pictured with Jim Falk after the CEDA breakfast. District 9 encompasses eight rural counties — Carson, Churchill, Douglas, Esmeralda, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Storey and a very small portion of Washoe County.

New company discusses Bango purchase, upgrades

After years of fighting noxious odors from the former Bango Oil plant 14 miles west of Fallon, most residents said they feel fortunate that a new company bought the facility and is making major repairs and upgrades.

Spring Wings Festival takes flight in 1 week

The annual Spring Wings Festival is one week away, and with abundant water in the wetlands, the event will resume conducting tours after a one-year hiatus because of last year’s drought.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago Prohibition Urged on President by Governor Boyle for War. A telegram recommending national prohibition during the period of the war between America and Germany has been sent by Governor Boyle of Nevada to President Wilson.

senior menu

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

Greenwave golf swings for the team state title

The Greenwave boys golf club might have missed its last chance to move past Elko in the Truckee invitational on Wednesday, but its spot in third place with the state championship around the corner was no longer in question as of Genoa.

Track gears towards regional meet

While young, the Greenwave boys track and field team is looking to make some noise at this week’s Division I-A regional meet in Yerington.

Sixteen in ‘16 for Wave Signing Day

Sixteen seniors are leaving behind what might be one of the best legacies in Churchill County High School’s years of athletics.

Greenwave swimmers dive into regionals

The time has come today for the Greenwave varsity swim team to show it can maintain its winning streak as the boys and girls head to the Carson Aquatic Facility for the regional finals starting at 3 p.m.

Pershing’s rival publication brought out the best in LVN

A new rival entered Fallon more than a decade ago wanting to provide another voice to the Lahontan Valley.

Golden State’s Stephen Curry wins second MVP award

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . There is no question that Stephen Curry deserved the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. The Golden State Warriors’ sharpshooter averaged 30.1 points a game, his team won a record 73 games and it’s just a matter of time before they win their second consecutive NBA title.

Fallon rodeo rides in Humboldt

At the Humboldt County Rodeo’s junior high division on Saturday, Tayler Felton placed third in the barrel racing while Grace Felton got fourth, Ali Norcutt came in ninth and Bethie Ikonen finished 10th. In the breakaway Jayden Jensen took fourth, Ikonen got fifth and Norcutt came in sixth.

Carson baseball stays alive with comeback

Carson High’s baseball team made its biggest comeback in recent memory and will live to play another day.

Carson baseball faces elimination

After posting 22 wins during the regular season, Carson High finds itself facing elimination in the Northern Division I baseball tournament.

Carson City area live entertainment

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

Western Nevada College softball splits on day 1 of Region 18 tourney

Kacie Freudenberger’s home run leading off the second inning touched off a five-run outburst as Western Nevada College cruised past Colorado Northwestern, 18-1, in the opening game of the Region 18 softball tournament on Wednesday morning in Taylorsville, Utah.

Carson City’s Capital City Community Band performing annual spring concert May 15

Capital City Community Band is celebrating the change of the seasons by presenting its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Western Nevada College.

Reno Phil Youth Orchestra performing Spring Showcase May 21 in Reno

Before the talented young musicians of the Reno Phil Youth Orchestra depart for a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City later this month, a student preview performance takes place at the Spring Showcase, May 21 at 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno.

Shots fired in Fernley under investigation

Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of Brierwood Lane in Fernley. The call came in at 12:27 a.m. and stems from a neighborhood dispute that resulted in several shots fired. No one was injured, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

One person dead after Mound House crash

One person is dead after a single vehicle crash in the area of Cygnet Drive in Mound House Thursday, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. LCSO was on scene and investigating Thursday.

Carson City CASA to host information event June 7

Carson City Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, is hosting an information event at 5:30 p.m. June 7 at its office in the Family Court complex, 1539 E. Fifth St.

Pets of the Homeless hosting free wellness clinic May 21 at Carson City FISH

Pets of the Homeless and its partners are hosting a free wellness clinic at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at FISH, 138 E. Long St.

Historic artifacts on display in Silver City through May 27

A May 2016 display in Silver City marks Nevada’s annual, statewide celebration of “Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness.” Located on the Comstock a few miles south of Virginia City within a National Historic Landmark, the tiny community of Silver City has a reputation for protecting the sites involved in its historic past, and for contributing to the creation of both art and cultural resources.

Silver City School House site of jam session May 28

Silver City Arts is hosting an acoustic jam session 3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Silver City School House, 385 High St., Silver City.

University to confer degrees this weekend

The University of Nevada, Reno’s 2016 Spring Commencement will take place in three ceremonies Friday and Saturday on the University’s historic Quadrangle located on the southern part of campus.

Miles ahead: Carson City contractor moves ahead at TRIC

Miles Construction has built its business by developing relationships with the deal brokers in the construction industry. The Carson City-based general contractor, which started in 1986, has found those relationships beneficial in landing several large-scale projects in northern Nevada and some surrounding areas.

Wednesday, May 11

Former Carson City deputy sues charging wrongful termination

Former Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputy and alternative services assistant chief Cate Summers has filed suit charging she was wrongfully terminated after a total of 26 years service. Summers accused two different heads of Carson City Alternative Sentencing services of building a trumped up case against her.

Carson City commodity food distribution May 20 at Community Center

Friends In Service Helping, or FISH, is distributing free USDA Commodity Foods to Carson City families 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 20 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. No one will be admitted before 9 a.m.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting Celtic band Molly’s Revenge May 14

Molly’s Revenge is taking center stage in an evening of Celtic music at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 in the Maize Harris Jessie Theater of the Carson City Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s forum on land management is May 31

In many instances, agricultural land management for small-acreage landowners is a painstaking, yet rewarding hobby. The irrigation water needs to be changed, the weeds need to be controlled, the fence needs to be repaired, or the grazing animals need to be rotated to a new piece of pasture. The work never ends. Sometimes, landowners struggle balancing this “labor of love” with their day jobs, their families, their long-term goals and the community’s well-being.

Carson City man arrested on 26 counts of graffiti

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man on more than 25 counts of graffiti around North Carson. Aaron “Creeper” Hernandez, 22, was arrested Monday morning around midnight near the 3100 block of Imperial Way, after deputies conducted a traffic stop following a tip about a vehicle that had been spotted around one of the graffiti sites.

See ‘For Detail View’ exhibit at Carson City’s CCAI Courthouse Gallery

The Capital City Arts Initiative’s exhibition, For Detail View, by artist Jeff Hantman, continues at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery through May 25. The Courthouse is located at 885 E Musser St., Carson City. Admision is free; the gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Carson City Symphony Chorus to begin rehearsals May 17

Attention choristers! The Carson City Symphony Chorus will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, May 17, for performances at the Governor’s Mansion on June 12 and in Genoa on July 4.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 9:14 p.m., a 21-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of domestic battery near the 4600 block of Edmonds Drive. Bail was set at $6,000.

Tuesday, May 10

Community spotlight: CHS athletic department informational meeting set

The Carson High athletic department is holding an informational meeting May 23 at 6 p.m, in Morse Burley Gymnasium.

Prep roundup: Douglas sweeps CHS softball: Carson golf 7th

Carson High’s softball team ended its season by getting swept by arch-rival Douglas, 10-9 and 10-3, Tuesday afternoon.

40 shades of green ­— and rhubarb

Some years ago, our daughter was on a fellowship in Scotland, and the first card we got from her was a postcard ­­— a lovely castle, surrounded by “forty shades of green.” As I write this, looking out our windows, Washoe Lake is filling up, and the landscape is as green as I’ve ever seen it.

WNC roundup: Baseball, softball set for tournaments

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — The timing of the Region 18 softball tournament couldn’t be better for Western Nevada College. The Wildcats are playing their best softball of the season coming into this week’s double-elimination regional tournament.

Nevada extends PEBP HMO contract for interim

The Nevada Board of Examiners on Tuesday voted to extend the existing state employee benefits contract with Hometown Health while they finish putting together a request for a proposal (RFP) to get a new contract.

Sandoval will endorse Republican lawmakers who voted with him

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday he will both endorse and contribute to Republican lawmakers who voted for his ambitious budget and the tax package to pay for it.

TRIC changing the future for Storey County

In the 19th century, the Comstock Lode brought riches to what would become Storey County. As the veins of gold and silver dwindled, so did the county’s financial resources.

Updated: Colleagues remember former LVN editor

In her golden years, veteran journalist Anne Pershing was known as a “Grandma with Attitude” for the way in which she tackled seniors’ issues in her weekly newspaper column of the same name.

Planning ahead for celebrations

One of the best things about taking part in celebrations is enjoying the company of family, friends, and of course, food.

Nevada unemployment rate at 5.9 percent for March

Nevada’s unemployment rate remained below the 6 percent mark in March for the second month in eight years.

Two physicians join Banner Health

Banner Health welcomes two new medical specialists, an orthopedic surgeon and an obstetrician/gynecologist, who now see patients in the Banner Health Clinic in Fallon.


Banner Churchill Community Hospital March 28, 2016 A boy, Jedidiah Samuel Dunn to Michelle and Daniel Dunn, weighing 6 pounds, 15.9 ounces and measuring 19 inches.

Commissioners respond to proposed BLM rule

The Churchill County commissioners continued discussion regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rule Planning 2.0 at their Thursday meeting.

Softball seals No. 1 seed in playoffs

Confidence and experience. The Lady Wave softball team finished arguably its most dominating season since joining the Division I-A, rolling past the competition and winning the regular-season title. But being called league champs is not good enough for this year’s squad, a team which is so accustomed to playing in state tournaments.

Wave baseball opens with surging Dayton in regional tournament

There’s a new alpha in baseball entering the postseason. Spring Creek claimed the regular season Division I-A title and will host the six-team regional tournament, which begins Thursday. The host Spartans won the division by taking the three-game series against county rival Elko coupled with Elko forfeiting three games because of violating NIAA rules.

March gaming win up for Churchill

Nevada casinos reported total win of $922.3 million in March, 3 percent less than the same month last year and the lowest monthly win since October.

And the survey says ... Donald Trump

I’m absolutely lovin’ all the head-scratchin’, navel-gazin’ angst the “expert” political pundits, professional inside-the-beltway consultants, and the media talking heads are suffering over Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination for president.


CURRENT TOPS 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.

Gov. Brian Sandoval to honor Caleb Cage as Veteran of the Month May 11

Caleb Cage has been named Nevada Veteran of the Month and will be honored by Gov. Brian Sandoval in a ceremony on Wedensday in Carson City.

Tip to get more nutrients in your diet

Getting all the nutrients you need each day to function or even thrive can be a challenge. After all, there are only so many meals in a day.

Reinventing America

Anybody who reads my column or knows me personally is aware of how I feel about all of our being responsible citizens. This means not only voting but also taking the time to study the issues. We need to read from newspapers and magazines, and watch the news on television.

Fallon diamond squads sweep Sparks

The Greenwave baseball and softball teams swept Sparks after the series swapped locations twice because of weather.

Fallon track ends season in Fernley meet

The Greenwave track and field team finished the regular season with an abbreviated meet just one week before the regional meet.

Fallon sinks Fernley and Sparks to send 14 to regional state

The Fernley High School swim team wasn’t the only group celebrating after its senior day meet on Saturday when the Greenwave varsity swimmers’ final numbers came in.

Wave golf grabs third place spot at Genoa

Fallon coach Rich Evans got exactly what he wanted for the Greenwave boys golf club earlier than anticipated. But he isn’t done there.

Former owner of Lake Tahoe Brewing Company sought by Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is searching for the primary suspect in a theft and obtaining money under false pretenses investigation involving the former owner of the Lake Tahoe Brewery. Detectives are looking for 33-year-old Michael Candelario who’s wanted on a felony contempt of court warrant and misdemeanor violation of pre-trial supervision from the Carson City Justice Court.

Vivian E. Weigel Serpa

VIVIAN E. WEIGEL SERPA, passed away on May 6, 2016 after a short illness near her home of Tortuguero Costa Rica.She was born August 2, 1936 to Robert “Bob” and Effie Weigel.Vivian was a true “free spirit” her whole life. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, travel, watching sunsets, and the sea turtles on her beloved Island of Tortuguero, Costa Rica.She is survived by her daughters, Shari (Doyle) Nicholson of Fallon, NV and Ilene (Bruce) Jonas of Elko, NV;

Teenager hurt in Auction Road crash

A male juvenile driver was involved in a crash on Auction Road shortly before noon today.

Mae Marie Haden

Long time Fallon resident Mae Marie Haden, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Douglas County candidate forum, mixer is May 16 in Minden

The non-partisan Good Governance Group of Douglas County will hold its 2016 Candidates Forum & Mixer for individuals running for Douglas County elected offices from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 16 fat the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Girls State Tea is June 3 at Governor’s Mansion

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4 is holding its annual Girls State Tea, a benefit for local high school girls to learn about Americanism at this summer’s Nevada Girls State session in Lake Tahoe.

Carson City Natives & Newcomers installing officers May 12

Carson City Natives & Newcomers is meeting for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12 at Q’s BBQ on Fairview Drive to install its new officers.

Carson Plaza hosting free fraud prevention workshop for seniors May 14

A free workshop about how seniors can protect themselves against fraud is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Carson Plaza, 2120 E. Long St., Carson City.

Log cabin at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa closed for restoration

The log cabin museum at Mormon Station State Historic Park is closed for restoration and is expected to re-open Saturday, May 28. The park grounds, including the historic wagon shed and the group use areas, will remain open during repairs.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Woman arrested on suspicion of burglary, ex-felon in possession of a firearm

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 11:09 a.m., Kristina Schneider, 44, of Reno was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary, felony ex-felon in possession of a firearm, felony possession of stolen property and destruction of property after deputies responded to reports of a residential burglary in progress near the 4000 block of Pheasant Drive. Bail was set at $67,500.

Carson City Warren Engine Co. No. 1 hosting open house May 14

Carson City Warren Engine Co. No. 1, celebrating its 151st anniversary, is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

Monday, May 9

Carson softball beats Wooster; golfers 7th after first day of regionals

Carson rally beats Wooster RENO — Carson overcame a 3-2 deficit with five runs in the top of the seventh to beat Wooster, 7-3, Monday afternoon in a Division I make-up game.

Krebs leads Carson into playoffs

A year ago, junior Kyle Krebs exploded onto the scene and compiled an impressive .402 batting average.

Four of 10 Nevada PEBP board members being replaced

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s administration has served notice it intends to replace four of the 10 members on the Public Employee Benefits Program board. That includes Jacque Ewing-Taylor, longest serving member at 14 years.

Joan “Jodi” Souther

Joan “Jodi” Souther of Carson City died on March 15th at the age of 82. Jodi was born May 4th, 1933 in San Diego, California to Simon Jacob Buquet and Margaret Ann Featherstone.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Two men arrested in connection with graffiti in Carson City

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 3:49 a.m., a Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI-second offense, suspended registration and possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription after deputies responded to a domestic dispute near the Carson Street Roundhouse Inn. Deputies located the woman near Fleischmann Way and Curry Street. Bail was set at $5,100.

Recipe: Home style cornbread by Muffy Vhay

I don’t know how many times a guest has said “I love cornbread; I just never bother to make it.” Really, cornbread is such a simple treat — “comfy food” to some of us. There are literally hundreds of recipes made with cornmeal that could loosely be dubbed cornbreads, among them yeast breads like Anadama bread, corn muffins, spoon breads and johnnycakes, steamed Boston brown bread, pancakes and, of course, basic “Northern” and “Southern” versions of cornbread.

Recipe: Torta de Santiago by Brian Shaw

In the past, my idea of a pilgrimage would have been a road trip to Santa Fe or Las Vegas, hit a bunch of restaurants, and steal some new ideas. But this year Ardi and I decided to try a different road, so we journeyed off to Spain to walk the last 71 miles of the Camino de Santiago — the Way of Saint James.

Recipe: Summer steak salad by David Theiss

I was rummaging around my seasoning cabinet and came upon a new jar of cumin. I suddenly remembered I had bought it for a great little recipe I’m going to share with you today. But first a little about cumin.

Carson Valley Footprinters to meet May 19 in Minden

Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis will be featured at the next Carson Valley Footprinters meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 19 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Rummage sale May 14 to benefit Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary

A rummage sale is planned from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14 at Eagles Lodge to benefit the Carson Tahoe Hospital Auxiliary.

‘For the Sender’ benefit show for Disabled American Veterans is May 14 in Genoa

Proceeds from a benefit show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Genoa Town Hall will go to Disabled American Veterans.

Annual Carson City shred day is May 14 at Greater Nevada Credit Union

Greater Nevada Credit Union will host its annual Carson City Shred Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14. The event will include shredding and recycling services by Offsite Data Depot, American Document Destruction and Computer Corps.

Historical Society of Dayton Valley hosting lecture May 12

The second lecture of the Historical Society of Dayton Valley’s annual lecture series at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Dayton Valley Community Center will feature local residents who will tell the history behind the efforts that saved the Bluestone Building, now the Dayton Justice Court.

Carson City United Latino Community seeking English language tutors

Learn how to teach basic English as a second language to adults at United Latino Community’s free tutor training workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14.

Partnership Carson City offering free diabetes self-management class

Partnership Carson City is hosting a free diabetes self-management class.

Nevada State Prison topic of Carson City Leisure Hour Club meeting May 18

Former Director of the Nevada Department of Corrections and current Nevada State Prison Preservation Society President, Glen Whorton, and Society Vice President Robin Bates will update the Leisure Hour Club membership on the status of the historic Nevada State Prison located in Carson City. The presentation will be at the club’s next dinner meeting on Wednesday, May 18.

Saturday, May 7

Local roundup: WNC softball shows no mercy to CSN

HENDERSON — Western Nevada College’s offense continued to sing and sting at College of Southern Nevada on Saturday afternoon.

Darrell Moody: Allen doesn’t regret choice to stop playing softball

Bailey Allen insists she has played her final school-sanctioned softball game; maybe her last fast-pitch softball game ever.

Senator athletes safely into regional finals

Asa Carter, Ian Schulz, Ian Van Rensselaer, Abby Pradere and Athena Favero have been the big producers for Carson High’s track program, and the group didn’t disappoint at Saturday’s Northern Division I Track & Field trials Saturday at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting Celtic singer Sean McGuinness April 9

Sean McGuinness, who position himself firmly at the extreme, traditional end of the Celtic music spectrum, is performing at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

Comedians taking stage at Carson City’s Nugget

The Carson City Nugget is heading into Mother’s Day weekend with a performance by Lisa Alvarado, called the “Latin Queen of Comedy,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6.


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, May 7, 14 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Foxtail Lake pavilion, located about three miles along the Foxtail Auto Tour route. The sessions are free to the public, and you may attend more than one session.

Carson City area live music

Live music by Juan and Linda and food and drink specials at a Cinco de Mayo celebration at 5 p.m. today at Juan’s Mexican Grill, 3680 Goni Road.


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

Fernley Republican Women meeting at night on May 17

Republican candidates for Fernley City Council are scheduled to present at Fernley Republican Women’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m.

Friday, May 6

WNC roundup: baseball ends at home on high note; softball sweeps

It was only fitting that Western Nevada College won its final game at John L. Harvey Field on a well-executed bunt by a power hitter.

Carson High School hosting regional track meet today

Weather is the big concern at today’s Northern Division I trials at Carson High’s Jim Frank Track & Field Complex. Field events get under way at 9:30 a.m. and running events start at 10.

Northern Nevada Division 1 track capsules

BOYS 100 meters: Top times: Reed juniors Bobby Widmar ran 10.80 and Tayjion Campbell 10.84 while senior Eric Espiritu went 10.93 at the Sacramento Meet of Champions on April 30. Returning champion: Espiritu (10.81).

Prep roundup: CHS boys have success in the pool

Carson High’s boys swimming team went 1-0-1 against McQueen and Reno. The Carson boys beat McQueen 163-92 and tied Reno, 133-133. The McQueen girls beat Carson, 146-133, and Carson defeated Reno, 148-128.

Roger Diez: Talladega demolition derby lived up to its reputation

Tonight is the finale of the two-day Western States Dwarf Car Regional race at Fernley 95A Speedway.

Western Nevada College baseball plays final games at John L. Harvey Field

The record will show the Western Nevada College baseball team beat College of Southern Nevada 2-1 in the final game played at John L. Harvey Field.

Carson City’s Early Spring Farmers Market opens Mary 7

The first Early Spring Farmers Market of the season is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Nevada and Musser streets, in the parking lot behind Due Sorella.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on suspicion of providing false identification

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 12:31 a.m., a 41-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI-alcohol after deputies initiated a traffic stop near South Carson Street and Old Clear Creek Lane. Bail was set at $1,000.

Dutch Bros. cutstomers ‘Drink One for Dane’

Patrons line-up at the Dutch Bros. on Carson Street. Friday during “Drink One for Dane” day. All Dutch Bros. locations were donating proceeds from the day’s sales to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Western Nevada College’s Veteran Suicide Awareness Walk May 7 in Carson City

Join Western Nevada College student veterans for the second annual Veterans Suicide Awareness Walk on Saturday, May 7. It begins at 10 a.m.

Let the truth be known

It’s beyond me how often TV journalists misquote sources or ignore relevant quotes when reaching conclusions during this election season. I am going to lead off with two contradictory quotes from Donald Trump which came during the same speech. Trump first said when he is president he would immediately cancel the Iran nuclear pact negotiated by John Kerry. Ten minutes later he said he would vigorously enforce the provisions of the agreement. So, how many of you heard that reported on a TV news broadcast? I heard it on MSNBC late at night. What is it Mr. Trump, are you going to cancel the agreement or vigorously enforce it?

Carson baseball beats Douglas on senior night

It was a Senior Night Cody Azevedo won’t soon forget. Azevedo, playing in his last regular-season game ever at Ron McNutt Field, drove in seven runs with two doubles and a single to spark Carson High to a 17-7 win over arch-rival Douglas on a rainy Thursday night.

O’Keefe signs to wrestle at Kansas Wesleyan

Carson High wrestling standout Brady O’Keefe has signed a letter of intent to attend Kansas Wesleyan University. O’Keefe announced the signing Tuesday night at the Dog Pound, the home of the Carson Bulldog program.

NDOT Board to discuss Sand Harbor path project

The Nevada Department of Transportation meets Monday to discuss the proposed multi-use path connecting Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park.

Carson City taking over South Carson St. discussed by board

The Board of Supervisors Thursday heard an update on plans for Carson City to take over a portion of South Carson Street from the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Carson City Board of Supervisors move forward on FY17 budget

The Carson City Board of Supervisors came one step closer to approving the city’s 2017 fiscal year budget Thursday. The board received a final presentation on supplemental requests from city departments and the city’s capital improvement program (CIP).

Thursday, May 5

Don’t count out Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Don’t sleep on this Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team. Yes, it’s difficult to invest emotions in a team that gagged and strangled on its own expectations in last year’s Mountain West tournament at home and didn’t even qualify for the regionals after winning 41 games.

A traditional musical for all generations

The high school and community production of “The Sound of Music” will run tonight and Saturday and continues May 12-14 at 7 p.m. in the Churchill County High School theater.

And then there was the one

A guy just won the Republican nomination for president by spending no money, hiring no pollsters, running virtually no TV ads, and just saying what he truly believed no matter how many times people told him he couldn’t say that.

Help your mother prepare for retirement

Mother’s Day is Sunday, so start shopping for the flowers or candy for Mom. But this year, why not also go beyond the traditional? Specifically, if your mother is still working but getting close to retirement, consider providing her with a gift that can help make her days as a retiree more pleasant.

Decisions, choices and regrets

For a long time I wasn’t very fond of making decisions because I was afraid of deciding wrong and facing the consequences of my poor choice. My motto was to never put off a decision until tomorrow what you can avoid deciding altogether. Lately I’ve realized that to date, I’ve managed to live through all of my bad choices … even the time I decided to try gas station sushi.

JoAnne Skelly: Gardening can be tough

Gardening can beat up an aging gardener. When we are young, we rarely think about the amount of strain various gardening activities put on different parts of our body. We are flexible and resilient in our youth, and even if an activity hurts, we recover quickly. As we age, we lose flexibility and can easily injure our backs, knees and other body parts. We don’t recuperate quite as quickly. Since many gardening activities are repetitive, they can overwork muscles and tendons, particularly for those with previous injuries or arthritis. Stamina and balance can decline. The trick to staying an active healthy gardener is to garden smarter to reduce injuries and strain.


Some experts say you may be qualified to purchase real estate without realizing it.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago Gray, Reid’s New Store. The Gray, Reid & Co. stock was moved to their new building business.

senior menu

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

❯❯❯ Clinical study brings international study to Northern Nevada ❮❮❮

A new study with a close tie to northern Nevada relating to women’s health and robotic surgery is getting widespread attention.

Shoppers enjoy Mother’s Day Extravaganza

Only two days remain before Mother’s Day, but for many shoppers, they took care of buying gifts for their favorite person at an annual Fallon event.

Bark in the Park is Saturday

Watson here and I will be looking for you at the fairgrounds. This is my most favorite event ever. Well, it’s the only dog event where I get to see my friends. Last year I won a participation ribbon for the cutest dog contest. I have to admit the winner was a cute as could be. Maybe a lot cuter than me, but just maybe.

Democrats out-registering Republicans in the state

The roll of active voters registered in Nevada has swelled by 73,119 since January with more than a third of that increase — 25,277, coming in April alone.

Navy base wraps up annual sexual awareness and prevention month

Naval Air Station Fallon wrapped up Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) last week with a tug-of-war and a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle pull.

A most remarkable lady

Every Wednesday readers of the LVN get a treat from Edna Van Leuven, writer of the “Then and Now” column. As her son, Doug, I get to enjoy her wit and humor all week long. I’m frequently discussed in her articles. There’s more to this remarkable lady.

CEDA breakfast to focus on non-profits

The Churchill Economic Development Authority’s monthly breakfast meeting will center its attention on a panel discussion focusing on non-profit organizations in Churchill County.

Fallon rodeo team competes at Lincoln

At the Lincoln County High School rodeo last weekend, the Fallon Junior and Senior High School teams had a good showing.

Times fall at Top Gun Raceway

The third weekend in the Top Gun Raceway’s E.T. Summit Series hosted several upsets to veteran racers, reminding Fallon there’s a long way to go before Las Vegas. Racers have a long rest until the next weekend series May 20.

An inside look at the auxiliary gym

Churchill County High School cut the ribbon and opened the doors of its brand new auxiliary gym before the school board’s meeting last week. LVN takes readers inside the new gym with a specialized photo tour of the building’s features and design.

Wave teams wrap up regular season

This weekend, the last two days of the regular season for the Greenwave spring sports teams is going to be pivotal and dictate how next week’s postseason could transpire with the state tournament in two weeks.

Wolf Pack baseball pulls out from behind to third place

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Don’t sleep on this Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team. Yes, it is difficult to invest emotionally in a team which gagged and strangled on its own expectations in last year’s Mountain West tournament at home and didn’t even qualify for the regionals after winning 41 games.

Night of Fights returns this month

The biggest fundraiser in Greenwave athletics invades the community once again. The Greenwave Takedown wrestling booster club will host the annual Night of Fights on May 21 at 5 p.m at the Gym at Venturacci Park.


Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Carson baseball beats Douglas

MINDEN — Clutch hitting was the difference Wednesday when the Carson Senators surged to an 8-5 Northern Division I baseball victory against arch rival Douglas.

Agenda errors force Nevada Finance Board to redo March votes

Errors in posting two consecutive Board of Finance agendas on Wednesday forced that board to redo all of its March 8 decisions and take up several items that should have been on the April agenda.

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

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Is 1-2 with 7.72 ERA. Adam Whitt, Carson, Astros: Is 1-0 with 7.51 ERA and one save.

Wolf Den Martial Arts Academy in Dayton offering free martial arts classes

Free marital arts classes are being offered to anyone who is or has served in the military, law enforcement or fire protection services.

Carson City Supervisor Abowd hosting meeting May 13 at Mills Park

The community is invited to attend the monthly Walkabout hosted by Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd on Friday, May 13 at Mills Park.

Retired School Employees Association to meet May 13 in Carson City

The Retired School Employees Association, Carson Unit, will present scholarships to Dayton and Carson High students at its meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 13 at Q’s BBQ, 230 Fairview Drive.

Dangberg Historic Park in Minden hosting Something in the Wind May 14-15

Something in the Wind, a free kite flying and arts event that celebrates the Washoe Zephyr, will take place at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park May 14-15.

Wednesday, May 4

Silver Strike CrossFit in Carson City celebrating National Police Week May 15-21

Silver Strike CrossFit will mark National Police Week, May 15-21, by raising money for a Northern Nevada charity while offering free classes to members of local law enforcement.

Carson City Mile High Jazz Band presenting ‘Merry May Jazz’ show May 10

Enjoy a merry evening of big-band music from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., across from the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 9:26 p.m., a 26-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and failure to appear warrant near the 600 block of Jackson Way. Bail was set at $3,415.

Carson City Courthouse evacuated after bomb scare; no threat found

The Carson City Courthouse was temporarily closed Wednesday morning as a possible bomb scare was investigated. On Wednesday morning, a bomb threat was called into the South Lake Tahoe Courthouse and as a protective measure, Carson City officials swept the Carson Courthouse to make sure no similar devices were on the property. During the sweep, a black trash bag was found in the bushes.

Carson City RACC approves 1 applicant for facade program

The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee considered the first applicants for Carson City’s new Facade Improvement Program.

Tuesday, May 3

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 7:25 p.m., a 35-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 2700 block of Bunch Way. Bail was set at $3,000.

Democrats out-registering Republicans so far this calendar year

The roll of active voters registered in Nevada has swelled by 73,119 since January with more than a third of that increase — 25,277, coming in April alone.

Carson City officials concerned about repercussions of narcotics arrests

Following recent narcotics arrests in Reno, local law enforcement warns citizens to be on the watch for loved ones who may be suffering repercussions from it. Recently, arrests were made in Reno and San Francisco relating to a major distribution source for prescription opioids, and local law enforcement is concerned about community education to detect signs of addiction and withdrawal for those who may have been getting prescription pills from the dismantled distribution source.

Lemburg strong for CHS

Lauren Lemburg pitched two strong games against Spanish Springs last weekend and came up empty handed.

Carson City’s Early Spring Farmers Market opens Saturday

“Choose your roads wisely and be sure some of them are dirt.” Not sure who said that, but it reminds us of how lucky we all are to live in Carson City and Nevada. You can walk, bike, run and just be outdoors and breathe the fresh air. Spring is in full swing and summer is on the way. “If you don’t like the weather in Nevada, wait five minutes and it will change.”

Lady Wave plays at Sparks before final seeding

DAYTON — The Lady Wave is now one series away from the playoff-seeding after its double shutout series sweep in Dayton. The sweep began with Friday’s 18-0 victory, followed by a doubleheader win 19-3 and a 13-0 no-hitter on Saturday.

High school opens auxiliary gym

The Churchill County School District trustees met before its weekly meeting Thursday for the ribbon cutting ceremony of Churchill County High School’s new auxiliary gym.


OREGON STATE Two students from Douglas County were included on the Oregon State University winter term Scholastic Honor Roll that was announced last week in Corvallis.

NDOT resurfaces local highways

Motorists on U.S. Highway 50 and State Route 119 in the Fallon area will experience minor travel delays as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the routes to improve the roadway surface.

Information Technology Gateway Training

Churchill County Library offers Information Technology Gateway Training (ITGT), a class series taught by Western Nevada College to increase STEM-specialized employees for the expanding tech industry in Northern Nevada. In Dec. 2015, CCL became the first carrier of gigabit broadband Internet in Northern Nevada, provided by Churchill County Communications.

School district receives IT assessment

The Churchill County School Board trustees conducted a ribbon-cutting Thursday night for a new auxiliary gym at Churchill County High School (see related story in sports) and then tackled several agenda items involving technology and students fees collected at the high school.

Veterans complain about VA services

Congressman Mark Amodei conducted a town hall meeting in Fallon for veterans on Monday and vowed to have representatives for Tricare come to Nevada to speak about future coverage plans and premiums.

Care Flight expands Fallon service hours

Care Flight is expanding its hours of service of the emergency medical helicopter based at Banner Churchill Community Hospital to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Wave track readies for Fernley meet

With only one meet remaining on the schedule for the Division I-A regional competition, the Greenwave track and field team is coming together at the right time.

Wave looks to bounce back against Sparks

DAYTON — It’s been awhile since the Greenwave baseball team has had to face adversity this late in the season. Surging Dayton nearly swept the defending state champs over the weekend, winning the first two games — 18-12 and 5-3 — before dropping the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader, 5-3.

New gym hosts alumni basketball tournament

The new Churchill County High School auxiliary gym hosted its first event Saturday since the ribbon cutting one day prior. The annual Rock and Jock Basketball Extravaganza and Alumni Tournament raised funds for the CCHS basketball program.

Pack football sets eight national 2016 TV appearances so far

RENO — The Nevada football team now has eight of its 12 games selected for national television this fall as the Mountain West released its national broadcast package for the 2016 season.


Churchill County Middle School A Honor Roll 3rd Quarter 6th Grade

Something in the water

It all started on a recent Thursday evening. I was startled to find something when going to the bathroom that you don’t want to find. It was blood where blood shouldn’t be. Not wanting to alarm my son, I just decided to go and see medical help in the morning.

NDOT reminds candidates of sign placement

The Nevada Department of Transportation reminds political candidates and their supporters that no political signs are allowed on state road right of way.

You don’t need glasses for contact lens bill

Everyone who’s ever found themselves in a “captive audience” situation at an airport, movie theater or sporting event knows how sky-high prices get jacked up on food and drink. Indeed, you’re more likely to choke on seeing the cost of a hot dog than the hot dog itself!

Do what you love, love what you do

Children’s presence in the world is something to behold, fully being present in every moment of sheer joy and utter discontent. They will surely tell you how they feel without holding back, having so many aspirations and an “I can do anything” attitude that can conquer the world.

NNMC hosting health fair

Northern Nevada Medical Center is committed to the health and well-being of our community.

New Mexico man faces status hearing for alleged stabbing

A New Mexico man was arraigned in Justice Court on Monday for battery causing substantial bodily harm and will return to court on Thursday for a status hearing.


CURRENT TOPS 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.

Conservative Mafia values

I have mentioned before that I was born and raised a Republican. This was when the Republican Party had leaders such as President Dwight Eisenhower, Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., Rep. Pete McCloskey, R-Calif., and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, R-N.Y. These were moderate leaders who wanted what was best for America.

Weed out gardening injuries this spring

Gardening has many health benefits, but you need to ensure that you’re not putting undue strain on your body.

Heartworm testing: What dog owners need to know

Your dog is your best friend, and you take good care of him, making sure he gets quality food and exercise, immunizations and heartworm medication. Why, then, does your veterinarian also insist on a yearly heartworm test?


The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court by visiting Judge Robert Estes. Sean Erin Green pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful use or being under the influence of a controlled substance, a Category E felony.

Reminder: Carson City School Zones are 15 mph

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is advising drivers to be cautious of speeds in the school zones around town. While school is still in session for several more weeks, drivers need to be paying attention to the 15 mile per hour posted limit or flashing lights when entering the school zones, said Sgt. Scott McDaniel.

Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski hosting breakfast meeting May 6

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his “Breakfast with Brad” from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, May 6 at the Cracker Box, 402 E. William St. All Carson City residents are invited to join Bonkowski for coffee and conversation.

Two Western Nevada College softball sophomores sign with NAIA school

An early season tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz., provided college coaches a chance to see a slice of what Melanie Mecham and Kacie Freudenberger have contributed to Western Nevada College’s softball program over the past two seasons.

Gardnerville’s Douglas County Community and Senior Center hosting fencing classes

Steven Klekar is offering fencing classes for ages 13 and up at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

Morley’s Books hosting Carson City author Ken Beaton May 7

Meet Ken Beaton, author of “The Bulldog Brigade: Every Day Red and Gray,” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Morley’s Books, 201 W. King St., Carson City.

Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary seeking items for rummage sale

The Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary is accepting items on May 11 and 12 at Eagles Lodge, 1380 E. Fifth St., to sell in its fundraising rummage sale.

Fundraiser May 21 at Historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City to support documentary

The Historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City is hosting a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. May 21 to support “The City of White Gold,” a documentary in the making that tells the story of how the Comstock helped build San Francisco.

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties offering free youth leadership camp

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties is accepting applications from youth and adult volunteers who would like to spend June 1-3 at this year’s Leadership Out Loud camp, next to Edgewood Golf Course at Lake Tahoe.

Carson City Council of United States Navy League to meet May 10

The Carson City Council of the United States Navy League meets quarterly for dinner, a short business meeting and speakers who talk about the various duties the sea services provide.

Douglas County Republican Central Committee to meet May 12

All Republicans are welcome to attend Douglas County Republican Central Committee’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling road in Gardnerville.

Carson City Mall to host Catmandu’s Mother’s Day craft fair May 5-17

Handmade pottery, gift and wine baskets, jewelry, and other items will be available for purchase at Catmandu’s Mother’s Day craft fair May 5-7 at the Carson Mall.

Nevada Humane Society postponing yard sale planned on May 7-8 in Reno

Nevada Humane Society is postponing its yard sale planned on Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8 at its Reno location, 2825 Longley Lane.

Dayton State Park hosting family program May 7

Why do rabbits have large ears? What animal can live without ever taking a drink of water? Get to know Nevada’s wildlife during a family program at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Dayton State Park. Rangers will display pelts from wildlife living along the Carson River and go for a short walk to look for wildlife in the park.

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