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Wednesday, November 30

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‘Bluebonnets, Firewheels, and Brown-Eyed Susans, or Poems New and Used from the Bandera Rag and Bone Shop’ by David Lee, a Pulitzer Prize nominated poet.

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Timothy Winter as Buddy the Elf.

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Braden Holub as Charlie is seen with his little elves. ‘Elf, Jr.’ plays weekends Dec. 2-11 at the Brewery Arts Center.

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The Vintage at Kings Canyon is a proposed 80-acre planned unit development on Andersen Ranch located on either side of Ormsby Boulevard on Carson City’s westside.

Carson City area live entertainment for Dec. 1-7, 2016

The Whiskey Heroes at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at McFadden Plaza during the Holiday with a Hero pub crawl in downtown Carson City.

‘Elf, Jr.’ starring local youth plays Dec. 2-11 in Carson City

“Elf,” the 2003 holiday film starring Will Ferrell, is being brought to life in the form of a musical by Wild Horse Children’s Theater.

Tintabulations handbell ensemble performing holiday music in Carson City

A Reno handbell ensemble is ringing in the holiday season with a series of performances planned this month around the region.

Dayton boys return strong nucleus

After struggling to a 7-18 record in 2015-16, Dayton boys basketball coach Jason Santos believes his team has improved.

Shaheen Beauchamp contractor for Carson City’s proposed Vintage at Kings Canyon

Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC has been chosen as the general contractor for the proposed Vintage at Kings Canyon development, according to a letter submitted to the Carson City Board of Supervisors.

Carson City District Attorney resurrects 20 year old murder case, calling for a new trial

Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury said Tuesday he will retry Peter Quinn Elvik for the now 21-year-old murder of William Gibson. Elvik’s 1996 conviction was overturned in federal court and Woodbury said if his office didn’t retry the case, “it would legally be as if he was never convicted.”

Nevada Supreme Justice Mark Gibbons can preside over appeals heard by brother

The Commission on Judicial Ethics has ruled Justice Mark Gibbons can preside over an appeal and proceedings in cases previously heard by his brother Michael.

Carson City downtown housing survey online

Carson City wants to know the type of housing residents would like to see downtown. The city has posted a 22-question survey online at carson.org/survey.

Man arrested on possession of paraphernalia, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 12:16 p.m., a 24-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of violation of pre-trial conditions after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Deer Run Road and Brunswick Canyon. Bail was set at $7,000.

Carson Valley Pops Orchestra holding annual holiday concert in Minden

The Carson Valley Pops Orchestra will be celebrating the season at its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Carson City Emblem Club hosting wine pairing dinner Dec. 3

Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 is hosting a four course dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Annual Christmas in the Sierra holiday concert returning to Virginia City Dec. 3

Enjoy a traditional Christmas performance as David John and the Comstock Cowboys bring their annual “Christmas in the Sierra” show back to Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Proscenium Players hosting art of directing workshop Dec. 3 in Carson City

Would you like to direct a play or just learn the director’s art? Then come to Proscenium Players. Inc. (PPI) Introduction to Directing workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Genoa Candy & Coffee hosting free holiday events in Carson City

Free holiday events geared for families are being held throughout the month at Genoa Candy & Coffee, located at the Carson Lanes center at 4600 Snyder Ave.

(Na) Polian meets his Waterloo

Two season-ending wins against the bottom of the Mountain West barrel couldn’t save Brian Polian’s job. We would have been disappointed if Polian would have stayed longer after this year’s disastrous Wolf Pack football season.

Tuesday, November 29

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Mark Salinas is the arts & culture coordinator for Carson City.

‘Minor’ revenues projected to bring $1 billion in coming biennium | Nevada Legislature

The Economic Forum will be told the so-called “minor” General Fund revenues will be essentially flat for the coming budget cycle.

Big second half lifts Nevada

RENO — Nevada is making a name for itself as a second-half team.

Man arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs says Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 9:15 a.m., a 59-year-old Dayton man was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court after deputies initiated a pedestrian stop near the 1800 block of Old Hot Springs Road. Bail was set at $480.

Carson City Sheriff’s Citizens Academy for high school seniors

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is holding a Citizens Academy for high school seniors.

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Dajarrah Navarro drives to the basket against Reno on Tuesday night.

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Abbey Paulson battles for a loose ball in a game against Reno on Tuesday.

CHS wrestle strong again

Keith Shaffer summed it up perfectly.

Even in uncertain times, there’s a lot to be thankful for

Well, the election is over. Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is fast approaching. Half of the nation was happy and the other half not so much. Whatever your beliefs we’re all Americans, then Nevadans and Carsonites. We as a nation, state and city still have a lot to be thankful for. In times like these, uncertain, you have to be aware and willing to do a little more to support those causes that are important to you.

Annual Elks Hoop Shoot to return Jan. 7

Kids ages 8-13 are called to participate in Carson City Elks Lodge’s free Hoop Shoot on Jan. 7 at the Multi-purpose Athletic Center, 1860 Russell Way.

Carson girls basketball falls against the Huskies

RENO — Carson High opened the 2016-17 girls basketball season with a 59-10 loss to defending High Desert champion Reno High.

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Leland King II puts up a shot along the baseline in a game against Pacific on Tuesday night.

Wolf Pack notebook: Hall passes test for Nevada

RENO — Eric Musselman turned to a freshman on Tuesday to round out the Nevada Wolf Pack’s starting lineup

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The unveiling of artists' work will be done in time for this year's reception and Holiday Art Bar on Dec. 2.

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Businesses also reported good Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales.

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Openshaw Saddlery reports it had one of its best post-Thanksgiving Saturdays in some time.

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Suzie Albaugh, store manager of the Fallon Food Hub, said Small Business Saturday was very successful.

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Rob Jacobson, center, with his Administrator of the Year Award from the Nevada Association of School Boards poses with Lyon County School District board member Bridget Peterson, left, and LCSD Deputy Superintendent Alan Reeder.

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Fernley Intermediate School Principal Rob Jacobson, right, receives the Administrator of the Year Award at the Nevada Association of School Boards Annual Conference. Alongside him are FIS Dean of Students Paul Sullivan, and Jacobson's wife, Dee Ann.

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The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees is recognized as the Nevada State Governance Board of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Boards. From left, Dr. Greg Koenig; Kathryn Whitaker; Dr. Sandra Sheldon, district superintendent; Tricia Strasdin; Carmen Schank; Richard Gent and Clay Hendrix (not pictured: Matt Hyde).

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Haylee Paladine had a breakout season for Fallon and earned first-team honors.

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LeAnn Stands led Fallon in blocking and was a second-team pick.

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Zoey Swisher led the team in assists and was an all-region honorable mention.

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Whitney Skabelund was a team leader in kills, blocks and serving. She was name to first team on both all-state and all-region.

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Pvt. Brittany Sears, 18, of Virginia City Highlands, completes the dead lift portion of the Occupational Physical Assessment Test in Stead, Nev., in October. Sears is set to become the first woman in the Nevada Army Guard to hold a combat-occupation role in a front-line unit. If she passes her upcoming training, she'll become a combat engineer in the 609th Engineer Company in Fallon.

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Six types of people tend to describe those who avoid doctors.

Fallon lands 4 on all-region team

During their volleyball careers, Truckee’s Maia Dvoracek and Fallon’s Whitney Skabelund rose to become the Northern 3A’s cream of the crop.

Annual wreath ceremony set for Dec. 17 in Fernley

Although the national program to lay wreaths at veterans’ gravesites started in 1992, the program at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial cemetery in Fernley began in 2007 with 28 wreaths and a crowd that numbered about 50.

CCSD trustees a true team, Fernley principal named administrator of the year

For their teamwork and ability to collaborate for a more successful school district, the Churchill County School District Board of Trustees was awarded Governance Board of the Year at the Nevada Association of School Boards Annual Conference on Nov. 19.

Churchill County Commission to discuss construction projects

The Churchill County Board of Commissioners meets Thursday at 8:15 a.m. in the chambers at 155 N. Taylor St. The commissioners will consider and take possible action regarding the following: Updates on the senior center and adult detention facility projects

Fallon-assigned soldier hopes to be the first female to hold combat-occupation role

STEAD – With her slight build and soft-spoken mannerisms, former high school cheerleader Pvt. Brittany Sears seems an unlikely candidate to become the Nevada Army Guard’s first woman to hold a combat-occupation role in a front-line unit.

Why are you avoiding the doctor?

Most Americans want to stay healthy and prevent disease and illness. For many, this means getting regular check-ups and using their health plan benefits. For others, it seems that ignorance is bliss.

Mammo van scheduled for Fallon stop

Thanks to the generosity of the Engelstad Family Foundation, the Mammovan has been remodeled to further enhance its patient care environment and it’s headed back to Northern Nevada.

Shopping small in Fallon means something big

Small Business Saturday was a hit for many local businesses with shops citing the sales definitely spurred more customers to walk through their doors.

Celebrating the Yuletide season

CCMS Craft Fair The Churchill County Middle School Craft Fair is Dec. 2 from 6-9 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nevada casino’s gaming win up 11 percent in October

Nevada casinos reported $986.2 million in winnings for October, an 11.1 percent and $98.7 million increase over October 2015 despite a decrease in the amount wagered.

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The booking report as presented by the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 29, 2016. Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Recreation NEWS

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

Support the library

Create a holiday wreath or centerpiece to donate to the library where it will be sold at silent auction. Donors may choose any theme or color scheme and can be based on the type of business you conduct, a favorite hobby or whatever strikes your fancy.

September taxable sales up 10 percent in Carson City

Taxable sales increased 7 percent statewide in September to $4.76 billion. Carson City did even better, reporting $88.4 million — a 10.3 percent increase over the same month of 2015. In Carson, the primary drivers were a 15.8 percent increase in auto sales to $25.9 million and a 22 percent increase in building material sales to $10.4 million. The other major category in the city, General Merchandise Stores, also did well, posting a 6.6 percent increase to $11.9 million.

Amelia D. Wassner

Amelia D. Wassner, age 94, of Carson City, Passed away November 26, 2016. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

Nevada awarded $2 million federal food safety grant

The Nevada Department of Agriculture has been awarded a federal grant worth nearly $2 million to help promote food safety on farms and ranches throughout the state.

Laurie Nelson Weatherston

Members of the South Lake and Carson Valley communities lost a dear friend last month to an unexpected complication of surgery. Laurie passed quietly October 10th at U.C. Davis Medical Center with her husband Scott at her side.

Fred L. Oats

Fred L. Oats, 68, died at his home in Spring Creek, Nevada on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 with his beloved wife Marcia of 39 years and family at his side.

Christina Mae Myers

Christina (Chris) was born June 13th, 1951 to Paul Dewitt and Bertha Ellen Henning at Santa Rosa Memorial hospital in California. She married her first husband Roland (Ron) Bull at the age of 16 and had two children, Marlena Mae and Roy Lewis. She became a widow at the age of 19 1/2.

Bernadine “Bon” Frank James

Bernadine “Bon” Frank James, member of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California passed away peacefully in the presence of family at Carson Tahoe Hospital on November 25, 2016 due to health complications.

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The Phantom 4 drone was used to produce three-dimensional images of the Brunswick Canyon dam and reservoir where Carson City stores its reclaimed water in the winter.

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James Jacklett, operations manager, control systems for Carson City Public Works turns on the Phantom 4 inside his office.

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In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, photo, Justin Hathaway hugs his daughter Ella, who suffers from Goltz syndrome, a rare illness that requires frequent care from medical specialists, at their home in Tonopah, Nev. Tears well up in the eyes of Ella's mother, lifelong Tonopah resident Acacia Hathaway, as she talks about last year's closure of Nye Regional Medical Center, the only hospital within 100 miles of her home. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

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In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, photo, Acacia Hathaway puts Aquafore on her daughter Ella's rashes on her face at their home in Tonopah, Nev. Ella suffers from Goltz syndrome, a rare illness that requires frequent care from medical specialists. Tears well up in the eyes of Ella's mother, lifelong Tonopah resident Acacia Hathaway, as she talks about last year's closure of Nye Regional Medical Center, the only hospital within 100 miles of her home. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

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Carson City officials and Click Bond officials cut the ribbon on its newly renovated space on Wednesday.

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Click Bond Director of Engineering Ralph Strahan shows Mayor Bob Crowell the process of marking parts and devices in the newly opened building.

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President and CEO of Click Bond Inc., Karl Hutter, talks about the company's process with Jeff Shaheen, co-founder of Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC.

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Click Bond Director of Engineering Ralph Strahan shows Mayor Bob Crowell the process of marking parts and devices in the newly opened building.

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he Wetlands and Wings youth program has a waterfowl hunt day at the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe wetlands. The tribe also provided transportation and mentors for the group of first-time hunters who did an extensive pre-hunt workshop and used gear and equipment donated by local businesses.

Monday, November 28

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Nevada head coach Brian Polian reacts to a call against his team in the season opener against UC Davis.

Nevada Wolf Pack hosts Pacific tonight | Nevada men’s basketball

Nevada will be one player short when it hosts Pacific today (7 p.m.) at Lawlor Events Center.

AD Doug Knuth, hope and promise all going right for Nevada Wolf Pack fans says Joe Santoro (column)

The clouds have parted, the sun is shining and the majestic skies over northern Nevada once again are as blue as Lake Tahoe on a warm summer day. Those leftover sweet potatoes, turkey and pumpkin pie never tasted so good. And it’s all because hope and promise and unlimited possibilities have returned to Nevada Wolf Pack football.

Carson City using drone for data collection, aerial imagery

Carson City Public Works is getting a bird’s-eye view of its projects and property thanks to a small drone. In September, the department purchased for about $1,000 a DJI Phantom 4, the most popular recreational unmanned aerial vehicle, as well batteries and a dedicated iPad to operate it.

Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman to see familiar face when Damon Stoudamire, Pacific Tigers comes to Lawlor

Wherever he goes these days, Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman sees a familiar face.

New execution chamber done, but could sit idle for some time

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s new execution chamber worth nearly $860,000 in Ely is complete, but it’s expected to sit idle for some time.

Man arrested after attempting to flee deputies says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City THURSDAY At 7:28 p.m., Isai Ramirez, 27, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony probation violation, violation of bail conditions, conspiracy, petit larceny warrant, petit larceny and obstructing an officer after deputies responded to reports of a man taking items from the Market Street Walmart. Bail was set at $5,050.

Jean Louetta Higgins

Jean Louetta Higgins, 89 of Dayton, passed away on November 21, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Brian V. Smith

Brian V. Smith, 62, died November 24, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Randy ‘Mustang Sallie’ Wright

Randy was born in Redondo Beach, CA to George Reames and Lois Davis, 33 minute before her sister Sandy. They grew up in San Diego, CA, where she attended college. During her life she held many professions such as care giving, operating a catering truck, bartending and eventually restaurant ownership.

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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen speaks at the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters building in Las Vegas. Nevada has become an election case study for Democrats after it went blue while much of the country went red. The purest success story for the "Reid machine" is Kihuen, a Mexican immigrant and son of a casino housekeeper who unseated an incumbent Republican congressman with help from heavy-hitting fans, Sen. Harry Reid, Bill Clinton and the formidable, highly immigrant Culinary Union that represents casino workers like his mom. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., speaks to supporters after his victory at an election watch party in Las Vegas. Nevada has become an election case study for Democrats after it went blue while much of the country went red. The purest success story for the "Reid machine" is Kihuen, a Mexican immigrant and son of a casino housekeeper who unseated an incumbent Republican congressman with help from heavy-hitting fans, Sen. Harry Reid, Bill Clinton and the formidable, highly immigrant Culinary Union that represents casino workers like his mom. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens, File)

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Construction continues on the presidential reviewing stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, looking toward the White House and the Washington Monument. The reviewing stand is where then President Donald Trump will view the inaugural parade on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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President-elect Donald Trump, followed by his wife Melania Trump and son Barron Trump, boards his plane at Palm Beach International Airport, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in West Palm Beach, Fla., en route to New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 file photo U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at the 19th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at Zephyr Cove, in South Lake Tahoe, Nev. The women's rights group UltraViolet ran a full-page ad in the Reno Gazette-Journal this week accusing Heller of doing nothing when president-elect Donald Trump named Steve Bannon as chief White House strategist. .The group acknowledges Heller can't directly block Trump's adviser choice, but says he could refuse to approve other Trump nominees until Trump boots Bannon. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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This photo provided by Osmo shows an Osmo Creative Set. Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. (Osmo via AP)

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This photo provided by Osmo shows an Osmo Creative Set. Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. (Osmo via AP)

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This photo provided by Anki shows the Cozmo Memory Match game. Whether you’re looking for something educational or a toy that’s just for fun, there are a lot of choices for the holidays. New toys include little robot friends full of personality and magnetic blocks that snap together to teach the basics of computer programming. (Anki via AP)

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This photo provided by Osmo shows an Osmo Creative Set. Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. (Osmo via AP)

AP | Osmo

This photo provided by Osmo shows an Osmo Creative Set. Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. (Osmo via AP)

AP | Anki

This photo provided by Anki shows the Cozmo Memory Match game. Whether you’re looking for something educational or a toy that’s just for fun, there are a lot of choices for the holidays. New toys include little robot friends full of personality and magnetic blocks that snap together to teach the basics of computer programming. (Anki via AP)

TOYING AROUND

NEW YORK — Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen.

Gift Guide: Cool tech toys for the kid in your life

NEW YORK — Looking for a cool tech gift for a kid in your life?

Latest chapter for rising political star Kihuen: Congress

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Congressman-elect Ruben Kihuen’s friends and family never doubted the former Las Vegas high school sports standout would go on to a dazzling career — they just thought it would be on the soccer field rather than the campaign trail.

Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump is claiming, without evidence, that millions of people voted illegally in the election he won, issuing the baseless claim as part of his angry response to a recount effort led by the Green Party and joined by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Nevada, Brian Polian agree to part ways after 4 seasons, 23 wins

RENO — Nevada and coach Brian Polian agreed to part ways Sunday after four seasons in which the Wolf Pack never broke .500 in Mountain West games.

Sunday, November 27

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Resident Paula Lochridge reported 4 inches of snow in Johnson Lane this moring.

Saturday, November 26

Bulletin: Nevada men’s basketball loses heartbreaker

The Nevada men’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker in the finals of the Great Alaska Shootout late Saturday night, falling to Iona 75-73. Iona scored with .5 seconds left to break a 73-73 tie to win the Great Alaska Shootout title.

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Kathie Taylor, managing partner of In Plain Sight Marketing, LLC in Carson City, received the Bronze Spike award from the Public Relations Society of America, Sierra Nevada Chapter.

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Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 received the Lodge of the Year award for 2015-2016. From the left are Mike Zellen, Grand Exalted Ruler; Mary Retterer, PER, ER, L.; Jim Grillo, PGER, Nevada State Sponsor, and Ken Catlin.

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Carson Host Lions Rick Jackson presenting $1,000 check for Nevada Day Button sales to Janet Baker, president of Nevada Day Committee.

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Carson City’s Dr. Steve Pradere was awarded the District Level Administrator Impacting Student Achievement by the Nevada Association of School Boards for his work with the Race to the Top program in Carson City schools.

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Santa walks along the capital mall with a good sized group of people on their way to the Carsom Mall Saturday in Carson City.

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Santa pauses with his group for a photo in front of the Legislative Building while on their way to the Carson Mall Saturday.

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India Rogers carries 5-year-old Anastasia Rea on the Santa walk Saturday in Carson City.

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Rosa Castaneda and Tarah Wright share a laugh after a little mishap on the ice Saturday.

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12-year-old Carson Middle School student Tarah Wright makes her way around the ice rink Saturday.

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7-year-old Sydney McGruder supports herself along the wall of the Arlington Square ice rink Saturday afternoon. For skating information visit www.carson.org

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Carson High senior Henry Sturm and sophomores Maritza Filson and Eleanor Sturm enjoy the official opening day at the Arlington Square ice rink downtown. For hours and rates visit www.carson.org

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Remember to tie those skates up tight to support your ankles.

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Alanna Hernandez, 9, of Reno enjoys herself at the ice rink in Carson Saturday.

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Danielle Langum, Safe School Advocate at Pioneer High School.

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Rob Jacobson, principal of Fernley Intermediate School, holds his Administrator of the Year award with his wife, Dee Ann.

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Dayton High School educator C.J. Fields smiles with his wife, Kim. The special education teacher was honored as Teacher of the Year at the Nevada Association of School Boards Annual Conference on Nov. 19.

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Tyler Stammer, 18, left, and Mendy Southard, both of Gardnerville, mobilize the leg of fellow student Lisa Stokes, 21, of Carson City, as teacher Dave Lane looks on during an Emergency Medical Technician class at Western Nevada College.

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Lisa Stokes, 21, of Carson City, takes the blood pressure of fellow student Matt Santos, 18, of Minden, during an Emergency Medical Technician class at Western Nevada College on April 9, 2015.

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CHS Speech and Debate Club at Wooster High School.

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Angel, a third grade student at Mark Twain Elementary School, opens his NHS food basket.

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Darby Griffin

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The Board of the High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents Traci Trenoweth from Advocates to End Domestic Violence with a check of $450. The club donated profits from its September monthly dance to the organization, along with some private donations from club members. Advocates is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides support and services to battered women and their children. For more information, go to www.aedv.org. For more about the nonprofit High Sierra Swing Dance Club, go to www.highsierrasdc.org.

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Carson City’s Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacqueline Holman receives a Flag Letter of Commendation from Naval Health Clinic Charleston Commanding Officer Capt. Elizabeth Maley Oct. 14 at NHCC, located at Joint Base Charleston – Naval Weapons Station, South Carolina. The 2009 graduate of Carson High School is a hospital corpsman who has served two deployments in the Middle East.

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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacqueline Holman is the 2016 Junior Sailor of the Year for Naval Health Clinic Charleston, located at Joint Base Charleston- Naval Weapons Station, in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

Nevada routs UNLV to reclaim Fremont Cannon

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s Jimbo Davis raced to the Northwest corner of Sam Boyd Stadium looking for one thing after the Wolf Pack defeated UNLV 45-10 on Saturday.

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In this Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 photo, Shasta County, Calif., Sheriff Tom Bosenko addresses the media during a press conference regarding a missing woman who was found, in Yolo County, Calif. Authorities were searching Thursday for two women suspected in the abduction of Sherri Papini a California mother who turned up safe near an interstate three weeks after she disappeared. (Andreas Fuhrmann /The Record Searchlight via AP)

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After 96 years in private hands, the sandstone sculpture of an eagle that once graced the entrance of the old Nevada State Prison is back at the historic prison.

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Carson City Sheriff's Deputy Bob Guimont and Carson City Firefighter Dustin Peterson go face to face in a challenge to see which department can sell the most tickets for Holiday Crawl 2016, a community fundraiser to benefit the Holiday with a Hero program.

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The Carson City Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is accepting new members ranging in age from 10 to 17. The group meets on the second Saturday and Sunday of the month at 3601 Romans Road.

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Saint Mary's Jock Landale, right, shoots over Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) defends against Saint Mary's Jock Landale earlier this season.

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Spencer Rogers

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Johnny Barahona

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Carson runningback Abel Carter finds the corner against Douglas.

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Bryceton Schilling

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Abel Carter busts a long run against Douglas this season.

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1994 CHS graduate Matt Morgan fouls Sevon Mandoki (42) as he attempts a layup Friday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.

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Alumni players rally in between periods Friday night at Carson High.

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Carson High alumni and current varsity players and coaches pose for a photo Friday evening after the varsity defeated the alumni 54-38 at Thom Andreasen Court.

Friday, November 25

Carson boys take on alumni

Carson High alumni and current varsity players and coaches pose for a photo Friday evening after the varsity defeated the alumni 54-38 at Tom Andreasen Court.

Bingo planned Dec. 2 at Elks Lodge in Gardnerville

Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in Gardnerville, is hosting an evening of bingo on Friday, Dec. 2.

Archery shoot on Dec. 4 to benefit Carson City’s Holiday with a Hero program

A 3-D archery shoot is planned on Sunday, Dec. 4 to benefit an annual shopping spree for underprivileged children from Carson City.

East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville hosting Christmas reception Dec. 4

An afternoon of art and refreshments is planned at East Fork Gallery’s Christmas reception from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting Christmas comedy showcase Dec. 6

Come out and enjoy some Christmas fun with Forte Award winner, Nick Josten, and some of Northern Nevada’s best stand-up comics as they present a Super Santa Extravaganza on Dec. 6.

Carson City Elks holding annual Hoop Shoot Jan. 7

Kids ages 8-13 are called to participate in Carson City Elks Lodge’s free Hoop Shoot on Jan. 7 at the Multi-purpose Athletic Center, 1860 Russell Way.

Mary A. Burtt

Mary A. Burtt age 69 of Dayton, passed away November 22, 2016. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’ s Funeral home775-882-2644

Peggy Larson

Peggy Larson age 98 of Carson City, Passed away November 24, 2016. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

Sierra Foot and Ankle partnering with Pets of the Homeless

Sierra Foot and Ankle was welcomed by the national nonprofit, Pets of the Homeless as a new donation site.

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Blessings in a Bucket owner DeeDee Ferguson and her staff have been working hard preparing for tomorrow’s ‘shop small’ focus as well as the holiday season.

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Many local businesses are rolling out the deals for Small Business Saturday.

Police: Parking lot dispute leaves 1 dead at Reno Wal-Mart

RENO — A man was shot to death in a Thanksgiving night dispute in the parking lot of a Nevada Wal-Mart that police said Friday they were investigating as possible self-defense.

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Washoe Lake State Park's first program of December will be a presentation about its history on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Stargazing, full moon hike & other events planned at Washoe Lake State Park

Discover the past and present of Washoe Lake State Park, explore the sand dunes by the light of the moon and celebrate winter solstice with a leisurely stargazing hike through the park.

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Collette Teuscher of A+ Paralegals, Inc. was selected as the ‘tag line’ creation winner for the nonprofit Friends to All. Her winning tag line, ‘Touching Hearts with a Visit,’ fits the mission of the group who visits seniors in Carson City each holiday season. A+ Paralegals, at 411 W. Third St., is a drop-off location for Friends to All. Crossword puzzle books, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm and other items seniors might need are being collected through Dec. 17. For more information, call Gwen Pradere at 775-301-6747.

Fresh off 2016 losses, Democrats target 2018 Senate races

LAS VEGAS — Democratic-leaning groups turned their attention to the 2018 Senate contest less than two weeks after this year’s divisive race in Nevada, hoping to secure the powerful majority position that eluded them this cycle.

Major David R. Dull (Ret.)

David passed away on Veterans Day in Virginia. He was born 13 July 1955 in Carson City, Nevada.

Robert Lyle Harrison

Robert Lyle Harrison passed away peacefully at Highland Manor in Fallon on November 16, 2016. Born in Vernal, Utah, he spent most of his life with his wife Mary in Fallon, Nevada.

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Fallon has a variety of many small businesses that cater to the customers who have unique interests.

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A timeline highlights the events from 1916, Nellie's birth year, to 2016.

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Highland Village hosted Nellie's 100th birthday party.

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Five generations of Nellie's family pose with her at her birthday celebration.

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Mayor Ken Tedford read a proclamation and then presented it to Nellie Evelyn (Crail) Nelson who celebrated her 100th birthday this month.

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As the start of the season approached, members of the Greenwave boys' basketball team performed drills to refresh their skills.

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Members of the boys basketball team line up for a shooting drill during one of their pre-season practices.

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One of the members of the Greenwave basketball team prepares to take a shot at the basket during practice.

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Brock Uptain, 6, was a first-team pick on defense, while Conner Nelson, 3, was second team at quarterback.

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TJ Mauga, 58, may have been the best defensive player in the state this year.

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First-team running back Cade Vercellotti made first team, all-region.

Gearing up for Small Business Saturday

What began in 2010 as a bid to rally the small business community in the wake of the Great Recession has not only become a yearly tradition, but a crusade.

More than 1.3 million Nevadans to hit the stores

Shopping is as much a Thanksgiving tradition for U.S. consumers as turkey and football, and shoppers in Nevada will benefit this weekend as major retailers offer deep discounts and promotions to compete for their business.

Local entrepreneurs prep for ‘shop small’

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, toting the “shop small” theme that resonates especially well with small towns.

BUSINESS LICENSES

Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in OCTOBER 2016. Handy Andy’s Disposal Service; Waste Disposal-Home office only; 775-384-4979; Owner: Ralph Countryman

Grassroots campaign rebrands to put businesses first

Dave Asher started the Buy Local Reno-Sparks campaign in 2010, aiming to promote local businesses with roots in Nevada and directing consumers to shop at these businesses.

Support your Fallon businesses this season

Small Business Saturday has emerged as a major event for holiday shoppers who want to support their community.

Highland resident celebrates 100th birthday

Nellie Evelyn (Crail) Nelson has witnessed many events during her lifetime. In fact, Nellie has also been a part of history as the Highland Village resident recently celebrated her 100th birthday with a party and a proclamation read by Mayor Ken Tedford.

Annual battle for the Fremont Canon

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . College football in the state of Nevada simply gets no respect. The Nevada Wolf Pack and UNLV Rebels have the heaviest and most expensive rivalry trophy in college football.

Local artists’ reception and Holiday Art Bar

The Churchill Arts Council will present a reception for the artists participating in the eighth edition of the Lahontan Valley Invitational, a show of recent works by Fallon/Churchill County artists in the Classroom Gallery at the Oats Park Art.

Shooting for the playoffs

The Greenwave basketball team kicks off the season with a non-conference home game against Wooster tomorrow, starting their push to the playoffs.

COURT NEWS

The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Robert Estes. A bench warrant was issued for Nathan Cook after he failed to appear in court and apparently has violated his orders from court services.

Wave fell short to return to 3A championship

It wasn’t supposed to end like this.

Parks and Recreation

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

Put Thanksgiving lessons to work in financial plans

Over the years, Thanksgiving has taken on a variety of meanings, most of them centered on family, caring and sharing. You can carry these same values past Thanksgiving into your daily life – and you can certainly incorporate them into your financial strategies for taking care of your loved ones.

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Nevada tight end Brandon Scott can't come up with the touchdown grab in the first quarter earlier this season.

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Nevada tight end Jarred Gipson has running room against the San Diego State defense earlier this season.

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Natasha Lavelle (left) of Carson City waits in line at Target on Thanksgiving Day about two hours before the doors opened. She was shopping for a new TV while to her left Arcaleno Guzman was hoping to score a new X-Box One.

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James Leventis (left) of South Lake Tahoe receives coupons for a TV and laptop computer from Best Buy manager Dan Frias at the Topsy Lane store late Thursday afternoon.

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Manager Sarah Morey prepares for Small Business Saturday at the Artisan Store at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, Nev. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Gallery owners encourage shoppers to consider unique, local art when holiday shopping.

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Carson Nugget CEO Dean DiLullo, his wife Traci and kids Kylie, 7, and Cameron, 8, were onhand to help out at the 59th annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.

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Hundreds of people line-up for the 59th annual Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the Carson Nugget.

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8-year-old Melissa Padilla, 8, and her brother Jesse, 11, get some gravy for their Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the Carson Nugget.

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Lane Pickel, with the Carson City Recreation Department works on installing cooling tubes for the public ice rink on Tuesday afternoon.

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Turkey Trot 2016

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Turkey Trot 2016

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9-year-old Dylon Solomon crosses the finish line 3rd overall in the 5k race.

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Alan Catron of Dayton shows his Thanksgiving spirit Thursday during the Turkey Trot.

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Kids leave the Turkey Trot start line for the Kid's 1-mile run Thurssday.

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Jen Allen of Carson City donates food Thursday during the Turkey Trot.

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Turkey Trot 2016

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Jose Barajas of Reno ran the Turkey Trot appropriately dressed for the 3rd year in a row.

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9-year-old Dylon Solomon of Reno poses for a photo with Race Director Carmen Mellow after his 3rd place finish in the 5k race. Winners were awarded pies for the efforts.

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Lyndsey Bednar of Zephyr Cover is the first 5k finisher Thursday.

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5 and 8k racers leave the starting line of the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School sponsored Turkey Trot Thursday morning. Pictured far right (458) is eventual 8k winner Brian Solomon of Reno.

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A pair of young ladies race to the finish line of the kid's 1 mile run Thursday.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, protestors demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, Calif. A federal court on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1, 2016. The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas granted the nationwide preliminary injunction that prevents the Department of Labor from implementing the changes while the regulation's legality is examined in more detail by the court. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Wolf Pack want to bring Fremont Cannon back to Reno

The Nevada Wolf Pack hopes to return an old friend to Northern Nevada on Saturday night.

Federal overtime rules wouldn’t hit state or local governments

In Tuesday’s Nevada Appeal, the first of a 4-part series appeared on the Department of Labor’s change to the overtime laws. On Tuesday, a federal court in Texas issued in injunction that prevents the rule from taking effect until the rule’s legality can be explained further. Since the injunction — at this time — only puts a hold on the rule, the Appeal will continue with the series. The second part appeared on Wednesday. Two more parts appear today.

Nevada rallies from 16-point halftime deficit, tops Oakland

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Marcus Marshall scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and Nevada rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Oakland 82-78 on Wednesday night in the Great Alaska Shootout.

Battle for Fremont Cannon disrespected nationally | Friday Fodder by Joe Santoro

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... College football in the state of Nevada simply gets no respect. The Nevada Wolf Pack and UNLV Rebels have the heaviest and most expensive rivalry trophy in college football. The Battle for the Fremont Cannon is filled with history, wild games, colorful players and memorable moments.

Federal district court granted an injunction against controversial Department of Labor overtime rule

Randi Thompson, Nevada state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) had one word Nov. 22 when she heard that the federal district court decided to grant an injunction against the controversial Department of Labor overtime rule. “Yahoo!!” Thompson wrote in an email to the NNBW.

Man arrested on suspicion of failure to appear, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City WEDNESDAY At 8:30 p.m., a 42-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear after deputies conducted a warrant service at the Carson Tahoe Hospital. Bail was set at $500.

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Lance McNeil, right, one of the organizers of the yearly American Legion Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens, gives out addresses to (A02) David and Amanda Kelley to deliver meals. The American relies on volunteers to deliver dinners as part of the Meals on Wheels program.

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Jerry Chandler of the Veterans of Foreign Wars ensures turkeys are almost ready for yesterday's Thanksgving dinner at Fallon's Post 1002.

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Airman Austin Evans, left, adds more food to a container held by CPO Albert Williams, both from Naval Air Station Fallon.

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Lacey Szekely, left, operates the controls to guide a drone over a rail ine in Fallon, while Fallon Police Officer Daniel Shyne watches its progress on a monitor.

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Drone operator Lacey Szekely maneuvers the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, while Steve Endacott views its progress. To their right is Fallon Police Capt. Ron Wenger..

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A drone begins to fly over the rail cars looking for a suicidal person.

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The Nevada Department of Taxation will be responsible for developing regulations.

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Instructor Kathryn Whitaker teaches an English class at Western Nevada College in Fallon, Nev., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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A promising category in taxable sales occurred with motor vehicle and parts sales.

Churchill slips 1.2% in August taxable sales

Churchill County taxable sales dropped in August by 1.2 percent and 11.2 percent for the fiscal year that began on July 1. Taxable sales for the month were $22.1 million compared to $22.3 one year ago at the same time. Fiscal year totals came in at $42.6.

Taxation begins work on regulating marijuana

With voters approving the legalization of recreational marijuana on ballot question 2, the Nevada Department of Taxation began developing regulations.

Drone technology prevents disaster along the rail line

In a mock exercise using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, more commonly known as a drone, the city of Fallon recently mounted a search looking for a suicidal man who had trespassed on railroad property.

Giving back to Fallon

The annual Thanksgiving mission undertaken by both American Legion Post 16 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 is an opportunity for volunteers to give back to the community.

Western Nevada College: Promising job outlook for teaching in Nevada

The timing couldn’t be any better for individuals considering a career in education in Nevada. Earlier this year, Nevada declared an emergency teacher shortage, allowing teachers licensed in other states to receive provisional licenses to immediately start instruction in the Silver State.

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Firefighters enter the front door of a trailer Wednesday after knocking down flames.

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Fallon firefighters work to extinguish the fire in a back room of the trailer.

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This map shows how the B-16 range will double in size. The inset shows the other ranges within the Fallon Range Training Complex.

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Shafiullah Nasratzada began taking Applied Industrial Technology classes last summer at Western Nevada College.

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Shafiullah Nasratzada, left, and retired U.S. Lt. Col. John Strahan have built on a friendship that started in Afghanistan.

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Shafiullah Nasratzada listens to a Panasonic representative during an AIT class last summer at Western Nevada College.

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Hear holiday tunes belted out by the Joyful Noise Chorus, who will be joined by Trey Stone, Mark Ashworth and other musicians.

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Cherie Shipley with the Joyful Noise Chorus and other performers play traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas songs in an annual holiday show at the Brewery Arts Center.

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John Shipley on keyboard is again starring in Joyful Noise Dec. 15 at the Brewery Arts Center.

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Consort Canzona in concert last year. The group’s holiday program, ‘Lessons and Carols,’ comes from ‘The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,’ first presented in England in 1880.

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This piece from Teri Sweeney’s ‘From My Window’ series recently won bet of show at the Carson Valley Art Association’s Scholarship Show. Sweeney’s annual open studio returns Dec. 10-11 in Gardnerville.

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The Victorian Dancers will perform in Holiday Treat, Carson City Symphony’s annual concert on Dec. 11.

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An Interfaith Thanksgiving service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Carson City on Nov. 22 included prayers by area Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders. Participants included Very Reverend Jeffrey Paul, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Rector; JJ Tuttle, Connected Nazarene Church Lead Pastor; TJ Saputra of the Muslim community; Hindu statesman Rajan Zed; Buddhist Anne Macquarie; Evon J. Yakar, Rabbi at Temple Bat Yam in South Lake Tahoe. The theme of the Service was “There is always something to be thankful for.” Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, read Gayatri Mantra, considered most sacred mantra in Hinduism, in Sanskrit and the audience repeated after him. From the left: Jeffrey Paul, JJ Tuttle, Rajan Zed, TJ Saputra, Evon J. Yakar, and Anne Macquarie.

Consort Canzona to present Lessons and Carols in Carson City & Gardnerville

A classic 19th Century holiday program is being brought to life in Carson City and Gardnerville.

33rd annual Holiday Treat concert returns to Carson City Dec. 11

A feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in an array of styles is making a comeback in Carson City Symphony’s 33rd annual Holiday Treat concert.

Joyful Noise holiday concert returning to Carson City Brewery Arts Center Dec. 15

Carson City’s offbeat holiday community show is returning to the Brewery Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 15.

Carson Valley artist holding annual open studio Dec. 10-11

A Gardnerville artist is showcasing a dozen paintings that depict Jobs Peak at different times of the year.

Carson City area live entertainment for Nov. 24-30, 2016

Live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bella Fiore Wines, 224 W. Third St., Suite 8.

Wildlife advocates lawsuit over trapping rules still alive

The lawsuit by two wildlife advocates who want Nevada’s trapping laws toughened has survived the state’s attempt to get it dismissed.

Weekend shopping should draw 1.3 million

The Retail Association of Nevada predicts more than 1.3 million Nevadans will be shopping for deals over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend. Spokesman Bryan Wachter said an estimated 1.8 million will continue the hunt for deals on Cyber-Monday following Black Friday.

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Jayden DeJoseph shoots a jump shot in a game last season.

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Tez Allen drives to the basket in a game last season.

Losses to key players hurt Senators as they head into 2017 season | Carson High School basketball preview

Carson High basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia was eagerly waiting the beginning of basketball season when school got started in late August, and with good reason.

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A nice sized crowd was on hand at the Brewery Arts Center last summer to watch Mumbo Gumbo.

THE BEAT

The booking report as presented by the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 23, 2016. Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Fire destroys trailer

A Wednesday afternoon fire on 1599 Lucas Road destroyed a single-wide trailer.

Input deadline on Navy expansion ends Friday

Public comments on the proposed expansion of the Fallon Range Training Complex ends Friday. All written comments must be postmarked or received online by today to be considered in the Draft EIS.

Lineup set for 2017 Night in the Country festival in Yerington

Hot off the heels of four supporting artist announcements, Night in the Country has announced Friday night headliner Justin Moore plus Drake White and The Big Fire, who will play ahead of Craig Morgan.

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Collette Teuscher of A+ Paralegals, Inc. was selected as the ‘tag line’ creation winner for the nonprofit Friends to All. Her winning tag line, ‘Touching Hearts with a Visit,’ fits the mission of the group who visits seniors in Carson City each holiday season. A+ Paralegals, at 411 W. Third St., is a drop-off location for Friends to All. Crossword puzzle books, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm and other items seniors might need are being collected through Dec. 17. For more information, call Gwen Pradere at 775-301-6747.

Man arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City TUESDAY At 9:15 a.m., a 63-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of violation of a suspended sentence after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 100 block of Long Street. Bail was set at $3,000.

Nevada PUC names new general counsel, announces code of ethics

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has named Garrett Weir as its new general counsel and adopted a set of ethical standards for commissioners.

Business cheer OT ruling; many already upped pay

LAS VEGAS — Businesses around the country on Wednesday cheered a court decision blocking the Obama administration’s sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered employees to stick to a strict 40-hour workweek to avoid costs they expected to incur starting. An injunction issued Tuesday by the federal court in the Eastern District of Texas prevents the Department of Labor from mandating overtime pay for salaried employees who make less than about $47,500 a year — a dramatic jump from the old threshold of $23,660.

Vintage at Kings Canyon comes before Carson City Board of Supervisors Dec. 1

The Vintage at Kings Canyon proposed development goes before the Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday. The board will vote whether to approve a master plan amendment to allow commercial zoning on 5.6 acres and a tentative planned unit development (TPUD) on 78.2 acres that includes plans for 212 homes as well as 96 units of assisted and independent living facilities.

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Snow was still falling Sunday morning at Northstar California.

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A look at the snow falling Sunday morning at Squaw Valley.

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More snow is in the forecast this week, which may bring holiday-related travel impacts, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

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Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery shared this photo from the Serene Lakes area near Soda Springs at Donner Summit, showing a solid foot of snow as of Sunday morning.

Barbara Dickason

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Barbara Ann Dickason on November 19, 2016. Barbara passed peacefully with family by her side.

Shawn Patrick Walsh

It is with deep regret that the Walsh family announces the passing of their wonderful, loving son Shawn on Friday, November 18th in his Carson City residence.

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For $120, or $180 which would include an 11- to 15-pound free-range turkey, Martha & Marley Spoon will ship just about everything you need to cook a decadent Thanksgiving dinner for eight to 10 people.

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About 900 people from the community enjoy a meal provided by the Christian Life Center.

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Nancy Buck adds the final touches to a plate of turkey and all the trimmings.

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Russ Hucks, right, along with Nancy Coon, serves a Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.

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Paul Strasdin is in charge of the mashed potates.

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Tracy Harrison, left, and Alan Harrison cut and serve the turkey.

Local veterans to be honored Dec. 8 in Yerington

Yerington’s South Lyon Medical Center in partnership with the Nevada Department of Veterans Services is honoring its residents for their military service at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8.

Gardnerville’s 11th Annual Carson Valley Christmas Kick Off is Dec. 1

An old fashioned holiday get-together will celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season when the Town of Gardnerville holds its 11th Annual Carson Valley Christmas Kick Off on Dec. 1 at Heritage Park Pavilion.

Douglas County Democratic Women holding holiday celebration Dec. 5 in Minden

The Douglas County Democratic Women’s annual Holiday Celebration and Bake Sale is set for Monday, Dec. 5 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Thanksgiving dinner

Veterans of Foreign Wars: The annual Thanksgiving dinner, which is open to the community on Nov 24, is from 2-4 p.m. at the VFW Hall on 405 S. Taylor St. The date for the dinner is NOT Saturday.

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Collette Teuscher of A+ Paralegals, Inc. was selected as the ‘tag line’ creation winner for the nonprofit Friends to All. Her winning tag line, ‘Touching Hearts with a Visit,’ fits the mission of the group who visits seniors in Carson City each holiday season. A+ Paralegals, at 411 W. Third St., is a drop-off location for Friends to All. Crossword puzzle books, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm and other items seniors might need are being collected through Dec. 17. For more information, call Gwen Pradere at 775-301-6747.

Common diabetes myths debunked

Knowing the facts about Type 2 diabetes is important for everyone, as living a healthy lifestyle can play a key role in helping to prevent and control the disease.

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NAS Fallon Capt. David Halloran gives background on the Navy's need for additional training area at a scoping meeting on Monday.

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More than 100 people attend a scoping meeting on Monday to learn more of a Navy and DOD proposal to withdraw additional land for training.

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Cameron Oliver of Nevada blocks Oregon State’s Keondre Dew’s shot in Friday night’s game at Lawlor Events Center.

Tuesday, November 22

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Carson Nugget Banquet Chef Scott Brown adds a tray of pumpkin pies to a bakery rack.

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Carson Nugget Chef David Sellars prepares turkeys for the Nugget's annual Thanksgiving feast.

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Bruce Gescheider, owner of Moana Nursery, holds a houseplant at the nursery on Moana Lane. His business is preparing to meet the demands of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules, which take effect Dec. 1, which could negatively change the culture of small businesses.

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Bruce Gescheider, owner of Moana Nursery, holds a houseplant at the nursery on Moana Lane. His business is preparing to meet the demands of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules, which take effect Dec. 1, which could negatively change the culture of small businesses.

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Tim Milligan, general manager of Capital Ford presents a $2,500 check on Tuesday to Carson City firefighter Dustin Peterson and Carson City Sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Gonzales to benefit the Holiday with a Hero program.

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Banana Coconut Muffins with Toasted Coconut Streusel

Businesses unprepared for cost of new overtime rule

RENO —With a reprieve at best uncertain, business owners are gearing up to meet the Dec. 1 deadline to implement the Department of Labor Final Rule. The DOL rule more than doubles the salary an employee must earn to be exempt from overtime regulations, from a minimum of $23,660 per year to a minimum of $47,476, and increases the requirements for tracking work hours for nonexempt employees.

Recipe: Banana coconut muffins with toasted coconut streusel by Muffy Vhay

As this is being written in mid-November we haven’t yet had a good hard freeze. I’m still picking chard, broccoli and some herbs too.

Carson City Community Spotlight: CHS bowling team rolls to victory

Carson High’s bowling team knocked off Galena, 30-15, Monday at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno.

Pack to play late tonight in Alaska

Nevada players, coaches and fans will be burning the midnight oil tonight when the Wolf Pack squares off against Oakland University in a second-round battle in the 39th annual Great Alaska Shootout at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Senators fielding youngest team in memory | 2016 Carson High girls basketball season preview

A little patience, please. With just two returning players — senior Lulu Street and sophomore Haley Garver — Carson High will field probably the youngest team in at least the last 13 years.

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Video footage of the suspect was captured at Raley's, but the police are currently working to secure footage from Baja Fresh.

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Police believe the suspect who tampered with food at Raley's is the same man who put a substance in food at Baja Fresh.

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Reno 1868 names Russell first coach

RENO — Reno 1868 FC has named Ian Russell as head coach for its inaugural 2017 season, the club announced today.

Oakland mayor advances ‘framework’ plan to keep Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. — The mayor of Oakland announced Tuesday she has the framework of an agreement to keep the Oakland Raiders in town despite talk by the club’s owner to move the team to Las Vegas.

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Justices of the Nevada Supreme Court pose with Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske in the old Supreme Court room at the Capitol after canvassing the General Election vote, making the results official on Tuesday.

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Although the holiday season is busy, having a plan made before the big day can reduce much stress.

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Jenny Rechel tries to beat out the ball for a hit as she heads to first base.

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Rhys McDonald, Jensen McDonald's younger brother, tosses a coin to determine which team is home as Trevor de Braga, next to McDonald, and representatives feom the two two teams look on.

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Troy Fillmore, a friend of Jensen McDonald, pitches for the Fallon team.

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Michael Cullinen, a sailor at Naval Air Station Fallon who played and volunteered where needed, displays a tournament T-shirt.

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Jensen McDonald playing for the Greenwave in 2007.

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A check for $2,200 raised at a softball tournament was presented to the Fallon baseball program. Holding a life-size check are Trevor de Braga, left, Rhys McDonald and Lester de Braga.

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The Churchill County Commission has taken action to connect Casey Road Mobile Home Park to water and sewer.

WNC gets $1.46 million grant for science labs

The science labs at Western Nevada College will soon get a makeover thanks to a grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation. “Today we secured a grant for $1.46 million to renovate the science labs,” said Niki Gladys, director of development, Western Nevada College Foundation.

Medicare benefits for terminally ill

When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this:

Female commands Fernley American Legion

Valerie Scheuering is the inaugural female commander of Fernley’s American Legion Gerald C. Daniel Post 37 and said there’s no telling what you can do when you serve.

Prioritizing a national blood pressure control

Just one year after the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) launched Target: BP, more than 400 medical practices, providers and health systems are now participating in the joint national initiative aimed at reducing the number of American adults who die from heart attacks and strokes every year.

Take the stress out of holiday cooking

This year, nearly 70 percent of people will cook all or part of a holiday meal. For some, that could mean cooking enough food for at least nine or more friends and family. But with some smart planning and a few easy tips, you can make something that everyone will remember and still have time to actually sit down and enjoy it yourself.

BLM selling 2016 Christmas tree tags

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District,is selling Christmas tree cutting permits.

American Legion, VFW provide meals

Thanksgiving has a sprinkling of turkey meals, unsettled weather and closures.

For the love of Jensen

Living in a small community shows how generous individuals and groups are with their time and assistance … especially when the call goes out for help.

Corrections awarded nearly $1 million for inmate re-entry programs

The Nevada Department of Corrections has been awarded $978,102 in federal money to support inmate re-entry and recidivism reduction programs.

NHP program focusing on buckling up underway

The Nevada Highway Patrol will be looking for motorists and passengers who aren’t buckling up through Dec. 10.

PEBP enhanced benefits to continue to state of Nevada employees

The Public Employees Benefits Program board has voted to continue enhanced benefits offered state workers that will consume $6.7 million of the program’s reserves.

PERS rates will see no increase next biennium

In a bit of good news for public employees statewide, the retirement system board has been informed that contribution rates will not increase for the coming budget cycle.

Commissioners OK forgiveness loans

The Churchill County Commissioners unanimously voted Friday to approve two principal forgiveness loans for a water project to benefit residents of Casey Road Mobile Home Park, also known as Virginia Mobile Home Park.

Nevada vote now official after election canvass

The Nevada results of the General Election are now official following Tuesday’s canvass of the vote. That process is conducted following each election when the Secretary of State presents the abstracts of the vote to the justices of the Nevada Supreme Court. Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre was joined by Justices Michael Cherry, Michael Douglas, Mark Gibbons, and Jim Hardesty in certifying the results of the election.

Man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure at daycare center, Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 9:06 p.m., Mark Billman, 52, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony trafficking warrant after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 4700 block of S. Carson St. Bail was set at $20,000.

Todd A. Nute

Todd Nute passed suddenly on November 12, 2016. His family and friends are devasted at the sudden loss of this dearly loved son, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.He was predeceased by his father Frank Nute.

Carson City nonprofit participating in annual #GivingTuesday campaign

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, Carson City’s ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

Future of South Carson Street topic of Carson City Planning Commission meeting

Carson City Transportation Manager Patrick Pittenger will present about a corridor study of South Carson Street the next time the Carson City Planning Commission meets.

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Collette Teuscher of A+ Paralegals, Inc. was selected as the ‘tag line’ creation winner for the nonprofit Friends to All. Her winning tag line, ‘Touching Hearts with a Visit,’ fits the mission of the group who visits seniors in Carson City each holiday season. A+ Paralegals, at 411 W. Third St., is a drop-off location for Friends to All. Crossword puzzle books, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm and other items seniors might need are being collected through Dec. 17. For more information, call Gwen Pradere at 775-301-6747.

Shawn Patrick Walsh

Shawn Patrick Walsh, 44, died November 18, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Judy Dawson

Judy Dawson, age 80, of Carson City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5, 2016

Wolfgang J. Winckler

Wolfgang J. Winckler, 71, died November 19, 2016 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

South Lake Tahoe food poisoner strikes again, one victim hospitalized

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A 12-year-old victim was hospitalized after more incidents of food tampering occurred in the Crescent V shopping center — this time at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill. South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to a report of possible food tampering at the salsa bar in Baja Fresh on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Business recognition award is not tied to Nevada Appeal’s ‘Best of Carson City’

An email to Carson City businesses from “Carson City Business Recognition” isn’t tied in with the Nevada Appeal’s annual “Best of Carson City” contest. The email has been circulating recently saying the local business has won a “2016 Best of Carson City Award.” It also offers businesses the option of purchasing an award.

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Rebekah Swearingen (Clara) and Kooper Van Worth (The Nutcracker) rehearse with their castmates Saturday at Ayako's Dance Studio. The annual Pinkerton Ballet Theater's production of The Nutcracker takes places Friday the 25th-Sunday the 27th at the Bob Boldrick Theater in Carson City. For more information visit: www.pinkertonballet.com/

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The cast of The Nutcracker is pictured during a break from rehearsal Saturday at Ayako's Dance Studio in Carson City.

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Cast members of Pinkerton Ballet's The Nutcracker rehearse Saturday afternoon in Carson City.

Oliver’s big week garners attention

Cameron Oliver had one of those weeks every player dreams about. After starting with a 14-point effort against Loyola Marymount last Monday, Oliver tallied a career-high 24 in a 25-point win over Oregon State and then capped the week with a 22-point effort in a 15-point win over Iona Sunday.

Carson City School District School-Based Health Center has extended its hours

The Carson City School District School-Based Health Center has extended their hours.

It is a tale of two Nevada Wolf Pack programs says Joe Santoro (column)

Nevada Wolf Pack fans witnessed a tale of two programs this weekend up on north Virginia Street.

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Craighton McNinch works in his classroom.

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Instructor Kathryn Whitaker teaches an English class at Western Nevada College in Fallon, Nev., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Randy “Mustang Sallie” Wright

Randy “Mustang Sallie” Wright, age 62, died November 19, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Recount finds Democrat Daly won Assembly race by 36 votes

RENO — A recount in a close northern Nevada Assembly race shows that the Democrat won by three dozen votes.

New Year’s Eve party planned in Virginia City

Join Piper’s Opera House as it rings in the New Year — New York style — on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot returning to Carson City

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School is hosting its annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

Women’s support group forming in Carson City

A women’s support group is forming in Carson City for those dealing with illness, surgery or accident.

Woman arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to sell, Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson City FRIDAY At 9:48 a.m., a 23-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of contempt of court warrant after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Long Street and Molly Drive. Bail was set at $6,000.

Former longtime Nevada Assemblyman John Carpenter dies at 86

ELKO — The former longtime Nevada Assemblyman credited with helping bring Great Basin College and a convention center to Elko has died. Officials at Burns Funeral Home confirmed that John C. Carpenter Jr. died on Saturday. He was 86.

USDA’s five tips for a food safe Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON — This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time.

Soroptimist International of Carson City extends scholarship deadline

Soroptimist International of Carson City has extended the application deadline for its Live Your Dream Award to Dec. 16.

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Construction continues on the Maverik gas station on Highway 50 east.

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The Rock Point Mill in Dayton was one of the first and largest ore-crushing mills in Nevada.

Rock Point Mill tour planned at Dayton State Park

Tour the Rock Point Mill at Dayton State Park on Saturday, Dec. 3, and learn how it later became one of 21 mill sites along the Carson River.

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Cameron Oliver of Nevada blocks Oregon State’s Keondre Dew’s shot in Friday night’s game at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada’s Cameron Oliver (0), and teammate D.J. Fenner attempt to block Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle from making a basket in the second half.

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Nevada’s Lindsey Drew, right, drives against Oregon State’s Gligorije Rakocevic in the second half of the Nevada-Oregon State basketball game.

Rainy days and Mondays

Today A 40 percent chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

In honor of Jensen

A two-day softball tournament played in honor of Jensen McDonald, who passed away earlier this autumn, raised more than $2,000 for the Frey family. In turn, they donated the proceeds to the high school baseball program.

Elijah Foster has double-double for Wolf Pack | Nevada Wolf Pack notebook

Elijah Foster is making Eric Musselman a happy coach these days. “His development continues to be amazing,” Musselman said. Foster scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds during the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 91-76 victory over the Iona Gaels Sunday at Lawlor Events Center.

Nevada basketball pounds Iona in opening round of Great Alaska Shootout

RENO – Nevada went from sluggish to stellar, and the result was a third straight victory Sunday night. Trailing by 10 at the half, the Wolf Pack outscored Iona by 25 points in the second half and walked away with a 91-76 victory in the opening round of the Great Alaska Shootout before a crowd of 6.375 at Lawlor Events Center.

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Tristan Perez, left, and David Stoffer, both 11, learn coding skills with a robot at Fritsch Elementary School in Carson City, Nev. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

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Emily Tran, 10, and Tristan Perez, 11, work with Dot and Dash robots at Fritsch Elementary School in Carson City, Nev. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

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Douglas Army JROTC's Anthony Biasotti is brought down by a Carson player Saturday at CHS.

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Douglas Army JROTC's Anthony Biasotti is brought down by CHS Navy JROTC's Luis Rowell Saturday at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Darryll Heyward picks up a gain for the Carson High Navy JROTC Saturday.

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From the left: Suzanne Crawford, Victim/Witness Coordinator; Jason Woodbury, District Attorney; Lisa Lee, Executive Director, Advocates to End Domestic Violence; Frankee Haynes, Victim/Witness Administrator.

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Thanks to a gift from The Change Place and the volunteer efforts of former Parks and Recreation Director Roger Moellendorf, the Brewery Arts Center has just installed Harmony Sculpture Park, the first of its kind in Northern Nevada. The park is comprised of musical instruments for the outdoors that focus on social sustainability for public spaces. The BAC hopes this inclusive and wheelchair accessible park will encourage social participation, improve human performance, promote health and wellness and will be played by all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, mobility, visual or auditory limitations or mental ability. There is still room for more instruments and the BAC is hoping others will want to sponsor more instruments to fill out the area. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting is planned at 1 p.m. Nov. 22 at the BAC, 449 W. King St.

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First place in the CCSD American Citizen Essay Contest was Katie Jeffries.

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Second Place in the CCSD American Citizen Essay Contest Jazmari Valdivia

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Makayl Holloway and Jill Beglin smile while volunteering at the Salvation Army Church.

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CHS Clubs volunteer at the Salvation Army Food Outreach.

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Ann Brit and Hannah Kaiser Volunteering at the Salvation Army Church

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Mia Brozovich with some of the hygiene kits for the homeless children she collected last weekend.

Injuries hurt Carson High football in 2016, says Darrell Moody (column)

When you look at Carson High’s 5-5 football season, you wonder what went wrong, and the answer is a simple one.

‘Ty-rrific:’ Gangi pulls off miracle

RENO — Ty Gangi now has his first Mackay Miracle.

Carson High School football players earn post season honors

Carson High’s Abel Carter capped off a sensational junior season by being named Sierra League Player of the Year, Co-Regional Offensive Player of the Year and first-team all-league linebacker.

Nevada turns attention to Iona

RENO – Nevada players went through a different day-after-game routine on Saturday.

Nevada high court considering email public records question

Neighbors’ efforts to block the reopening of a mine in a historic Nevada mining town have unearthed a legal question about whether emails kept by elected officials on their personal devices are public records.

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Nevada tight end Brandon Scott can't come up with the touchdown grab in the first quarter on Saturday.

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Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi rolls out with teammate Ahki Muhammad. Gangi is in his first season at Nevada via Ventura College andf St. Francis High School (La Cañada) in Southern California. At St. Francis, he was a National Honor Society student and the Pasadena Star News San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year in 2013. He sat at the 2014 season as a redshirt at Colorado.

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Nevada tight end Jarred Gipson has running room against the San Diego State defense.

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San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey plows through for a touchdown against Nevada.

Friday, November 18

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Nevada’s Lindsey Drew, right, drives against Oregon State’s Gligorije Rakocevic in the second half of the Nevada-Oregon State basketball game.

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A firefighter mans the backdoor of the simulated burning building at Station 52 Friday afternoon.

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Raquel Abowd speaks with her Carson Montessori student Asher Kiel Friday at a training session at Station 52.

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Carson City Fire Captain Matt Donnelly speaks to participants at Friday's training at Station 52.

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Firefighters prepare to enter a simulated burning building Friday at Station 52.

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Erin Holland, Truckee Meadows Fire PIO saws through an SUV during extrication training Friday.

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4-H members, leaders, and families attended an awards ceremony Thursday at Fuji Park for 4-H of Carson City and Storey County. The program, coordinated by Silver Sage Community Club. Involved in the awards ceremony was Arrowhead Livestock; Bouncing Bunnies; Carson Cloverbuds; Carson Cluckers; Carson Hot Shots; Comstock Explorers; Comstock Hot Shots; 4-Paws; Silver Sage Community Club; Target Rippers and others. 4-H leaders and partners were honored for their dedication and leadership. The Nevada Appeal was honored for their support of 4-H in 2016.

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Ginger Shook of Dayton purchases a bookmark from Stacy Gentry of Carson City Friday evening at Carson High.

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Karen Hartman of Hallelujah Toffee of Minden gives 9-year-old Kaylee Martin of Spanish Springs a peanut brittle sample Friday night at the annual Carson High Holiday Craft Fair. Proceeds from their candy sales benefit 40 students in Kenya.

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4-year-old Jayden Mariscal admires a glass Christmas ornament with a toy dog inside Friday night at the annual Carson High School Holiday Craft Fair.

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Elaine Emery of Carson City shops for Christmas ornaments with Nevaeh, 7 1/2 and Grace Emery, 6, Friday at Carson High School.

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Morse Burley Gymnasium is seen full of shoppers Friday night during the annual Holiday Craft Fair at Carson High.

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Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi rolls out with teammate Ahki Muhammad. Gangi is in his first season at Nevada via Ventura College andf St. Francis High School (La Cañada) in Southern California. At St. Francis, he was a National Honor Society student and the Pasadena Star News San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year in 2013. He sat at the 2014 season as a redshirt at Colorado.

Marshall law rules at the point

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack might have found itself a new point guard.

Nevada rolls past Oregon State

RENO — To say that Nevada sophomore Cameron Oliver looks forward to playing Oregon State is an understatement.

Struggling teams meet at Mackay

RENO — Somebody has to win today at Mackay Stadium.

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Boy Scouts were able to get close and touch aircraft at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. There also was classroom work in order to satisfy requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge.

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Local Boy Scouts proudly display some of the food collected for local food banks.

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FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic Congressional candidate Jacky Rosen attends an election night party in Las Vegas. Republican candidate Danny Tarkanian,who narrowly lost the most expensive congressional race in the nation to Rosen, is suing the Democrat, claiming that he was defamed in the final weeks of the campaign. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, Danny Tarkanian participates in a Republican debate for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in Henderson, Nev. Tarkanian, who narrowly lost the most expensive congressional race in the nation, is suing the Democrat Jacky Rosen who won, claiming that he was defamed in the final weeks of the campaign. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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A nice sized crowd was on hand at the Brewery Arts Center Saturday evening for Mumbo Gumbo.

PEBP enhanced benefits to continue to state of Nevada employees

The Public Employees Benefits Program board voted to continue enhanced benefits offered state workers this week that will consume $6.7 million of the program’s reserves. But the board balked at making two major reductions that could eat up an additional $14.5 million.

Nevada PERS rates will remain flat next biennium

In a bit of good news for public employees statewide, the retirement system board was told this week that contribution rates will not have to increase for the coming budget cycle.

Tarkanian suing Rosen, is claiming defamation

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada Republican who narrowly lost the most expensive congressional race in the nation is suing the Democrat who won, seeking millions of dollars for television and internet advertisements that he says were defamatory.

Christmas Craft Fair coming to Virginia City Dec. 3

Festive crafts, fudge, knitted apparel and more will be offered at Storey County Senior Center’s annual Christmas Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Free tutors available in Carson City to help earn diploma

Personal tutors are available at no cost to help improve math, grammar, spelling and other skills needed to earn a diploma.

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Eagle Chute isn't one of the most imposing lines around Lake Tahoe, but it's probably one of the most scenic.

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The Red Lake Peak area is one of Tahoe's most popular backcountry zones.

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Crescent Couloir is one of Tahoe's heaviest backcountry runs, characterized by dangerously steep and deadly narrow terrain.

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The Cross from Mount Tallac is legendary among locals and perhaps the most prominent line on the South Shore.

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Dozens of adoptable cats will be available at a cat adoption event on Dec. 3. Michael Hohl Honda will cover all cat adoption fees.

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Catmandu will be at Michael Hohl Honda Dec. 3 at a Free Kitty Adoption Day event.

Holiday meals to be distributed Nov. 19 in Dayton

Healthy Communities Coalition’s Dayton Food Pantry will distribute turkeys or chickens for those in need who have already signed up on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Sutro Elementary School in Dayton.

Reno man arrested after car, foot chase, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 8:35 a.m., a 28-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court after deputies responded to reports of a possible fight near Highway 50 and Airport Road. No bail was set.

Marie Mitzi Leal

Marie Mitzi Leal, 79 of Carson City, passed away on November 12, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

James Patrick Franck

James Patrick Franck, 46 of Carson City passed away on November 12, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

William (Bill) Ravenelle Sr.

William Louis Ravenelle Sr., 84, passed peacefully in his home in Carson City, Nevada on October 31, 2016. Bill was surrounded by his family and wife of 60 years, Nora Ravenelle of Carson City.

Herman G. Zwirtz

Herman G. Zwirtz (PeeWee), born February 9, 1946, passed away on November 3, 2016 at his Dayton home of natural causes.

Free cat adoptions taking place Dec. 3 in Carson City

Free Kitty Adoption Day is Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at Michael Hohl Honda, who is partnering with Catmandu to help homeless cats and kittens find homes.

Jack (John) Pursel

Jack (John) Pursel passed away at home peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, November 15 surrounded by his family.

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The former sign had been placed on the main road at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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The first step involved the making of the frame and laying out the U.S. flag and Spc. Jason Disney's photo.

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Luther Gordon, front, who served during World War Ii ad fought at the Battle of the Bulge, traveled to Washington D.C. earlier this year with his son Jeff on a Honor Flight Nevada trip.

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Map showing the swelling of "the Bulge" as the German offensive progressed.

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American infantrymen of the 290th Regiment fight in fresh snowfall near Amonines, Belgium, during the winter of 1944-45.

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Dorothy Davison was a Navy X-ray technician at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

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Navy veteran Robert Kizer was a rear gunner on a TBM aircraft.

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Kat Miller, left, director of the Nevada Department of Veteran Services, presents a certificate of recognition to veterans Robert Kizer, left, and Dorothy Davison.

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Cate and Elaine Kortzeborn

Churchill County Commission meeting moved to Friday

This is a clarification on the change of meeting to Friday:

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Representatives from the school district’s bargaining units read a list of complaints and concerns regarding Dr. Sandra Sheldon’s role as superintendent.

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Representatives from the school district’s bargaining units read a list of complaints and concerns regarding Dr. Sandra Sheldon’s role as superintendent.

Thanksgiving dinners offered next week

Life Center is offering a Thanksgiving dinner with its congregation, a tradition that began 39 years ago.

CEDA honors community leaders

The Churchill Economic Development Authority recognized county residents on Nov. 9 who have made a difference in improving life in the Lahontan Valley.

CCSD superintendent faces tough letter from employees

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met Tuesday and listened to the reading of a letter from the three employee associations expressing dissatisfaction with the district superintendent.

Thursday, November 17

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Autumn’s leaves are imprinted on the sidewalk following meager snowfall in Carson City. Photo by Fawn Lewis.

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Nancy Johnson’s photo of a fall day at Lake Lahontan.

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The sky over Dayton’s Sutro area following minor snowfall on Wednesday. Submitted by Nicole Wiencek.

Lake Tahoe’s backcountry isn’t all fun and games, highlighted by these 5 gnarly runs

We know, we know. As of right now, we’re still very much itching for a legit snow storm at Lake Tahoe to stoke winter enthusiasm. Still, even with the smallest of storms bringing a couple inches of snow this week, people are bound to go in search of the smallest sniff of powder.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline, right, pulls in a rebound next to Saint Mary's Joe Rahon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Moraga, Calif. At left is Nevada's Cameron Oliver. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) rebounds over Saint Mary's Jock Landale during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Moraga, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Nevada Department of Corrections awarded near $1 million for inmate re-entry programs

The Nevada Department of Corrections has been awarded $978,102 in federal money to support inmate re-entry and recidivism reduction programs.

Defense in the paint key for Nevada vs. OSU

Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman readily admits his Wolf Pack squad will find out a lot about itself in the next week.

Pack to be Gang Gangi for next two seasons

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The best thing to come out of this 2016 Nevada Wolf Pack football season? The emergence of Ty Gangi at quarterback. It took a season-ending injury to starter Tyler Stewart for the coaching staff to finally turn the offense over to Gangi and the sophomore has hit the ground running.

Tesla and SolarCity merger approved

Tesla Motors got approval from investors to combine with SolarCity Corp. in an effort to expand the market for solar power and give electric car owners new options for solar charging. Shareholders of both companies backed the merger by a wide margin Thursday. Tesla said 85 percent of shareholders who voted approved the deal.

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Ivy Ward shows off her face painting with Olivia Bynum.

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Michelle Bynum, left, and Greg Bynum assist a customer at their store opening.

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A ribbon cutting and grand opening welcomed Country Health to downtown Fallon on Saturday.In the middle with the scissors is Michelle Bynum. From left, front row are John Tewell, Cynthia McGarrah and Lucy Carnahan, Fallon Chamber of Commerce; Melissa Pettit, Country Health; Bynum; Augustine Bynum; Jon Bynum and his daughter, Olivia; and Amber Ayers, chamber. Behind Michelle Bynum is her father, Greg.

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Sonia Corleto, Cody Downs, Kevin Snodgrass and Edwin Conway look over a map of Fallon's floodplains during a flood awareness event at the Fallon Convention Center.

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Savannah Sweeney chases down the ball in a race against Sparks' Gloria Wence in a game earlier this season.

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Fallon's Whitney Skabelund jumps for a new record in the triple long jump.

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Fallon track and field athlete Whitney Skabelund, second from right, signs a letter of intent to compete for Utah State University. From left are coaches Matt Reibsamen and Steve Heck, Skabelund and jumps coach Paul Orong.

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A pep rally at Rollan Melton Elementary School in Reno as a part of Bighorns/Kings Celebration Day on Nov. 2

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The Sacramento Kings' mascot, Slamson the Lion attended a pep rally at a Reno-area elementary school for Bighorns/Kings Celebration Day on Nov. 2.

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Reno Bighorns and Sacramento Kings executives meet with Reno City Councilmembers during the Bighorns/Kings Celebration Day on Nov. 2.

How should you use retirement plan distribution

During your working years, you are (hopefully) putting money into your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. But once you’ve retired, how can you maximize the benefits you get from these plans?

Up and down the mountains we go

Watson here and I’m on a big adventure. Yes, my folks decided to take me with them to Colorado. My Aunt Mary had her foot operated on, so we came out to help her and her four dogs. I’ve become one of the pack, and we are having a great time!

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The Churchill Arts Council will present a gallery walk through and artist’s reception on Saturday at the Oats Park Art Center.

CEDA honors community leaders

The Churchill Economic Development Authority recognized county residents on Nov. 9 who have made a difference in improving life in the Lahontan Valley.

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

When the waters rise

As part of National Flood Awareness Week, the State of Nevada, City of Fallon and Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe came together to raise awareness about flood risks in the area and ensuring people are prepared.

USDA expands working-lands opportunities

Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer a new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands practice specifically tailored for small-scale livestock grazing operations. Small livestock operations with 100 or fewer head of grazing dairy cows (or the equivalent) can submit applications to enroll up to 200 acres of grasslands per farm. USDA’s goal is to enroll up to 200,000 acres.

JoAnne Skelly: When is the best time to prune fruit trees?

I’m often asked when the best time to prune fruit trees is. I pruned my crab apple and apple trees last week. I chose this time of year to prune them, not because it was optimum season for pruning, but because I couldn’t stand looking at all the ugly water sprouts (vertically growing small branches) sticking up haphazardly throughout the framework of the main branches. I see these trees from my kitchen window every day.

Sonora: Queen of the southern mines

Despite some rampant strip development outside of its town core, Sonora has managed to retain much of its historic flavor and character.

Jackson’s mighty wheels

It’s the presence of the wheels that makes the historic mining town of Jackson so unique. These aren’t ordinary wheels like you find on a wagon. Rather, Jackson’s wheels are giant 58-foot wooden spokes once used by a local mining operation.

Gangi: The best thing of the season

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The best thing to come out of this 2016 Nevada Wolf Pack football season? The emergence of Ty Gangi at quarterback.

Soccer teams keep eyes on the future

The Greenwave soccer teams closed out their seasons without going to the playoffs, but both are looking forward to the future and excited for what the teams may do next year.

Skabelund signs a letter of intent for USU

Three years ago before coming to Fallon, all-around track athlete and volleyball player Whitney Skabelund made her mark as a young athlete in a part of New Mexico that skirted tornado country.

Fallon Chamber director leaves for Lake Tahoe

The executive director of the Fallon Chamber of Commerce has traded the high desert for the Sierra Nevada by accepting a position at Tahoe City, Calif.

THE BEAT

The booking report as presented by the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 17, 2016. Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Embattled Romo puts team first

Not too often do we see players put the team ahead of their own ambitions, especially in professional sports.

Bighorns confident Kings partnership a slam dunk

Even as the 2016-2017 Reno Bighorns basketball season has just dawned, a considerable amount of excitement has already been generated around the organization.

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Co-CEO of the national Conscious Capitalism Alexander McCobin (left) speaking at the northern Nevada's chapter's launch party event held on Nov. 2. McCobin was joined by a panel from the local business community including Mark Trujillo, owner of Hub Coffee Roasters, Kelsey Martin, the chief people officer for Bristlecone Holdings, and Doug Chanselle-Hary from CustomInk.

Susan R. Haworth

Susan R Haworth was born in Jackson, Missouri on September 27, 1952. She passed away on November 7, 2016 at her home in Minden.

Margaret M. Quinley

Ten year Fallon, Nevada resident, and longtime Chico, California resident Margaret M. Quinley, 99, passed away peacefully in Fallon with family by her side on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

Joaquin Chargualaf Taitano

Joaquin Chargualaf Taitano (Ken), 78, passed away on November 16th surrounded by his family.

The Nutcracker ballet coming to Carson City Nov. 25-27

Pinkerton Ballet Theatre is bringing its rendition of “The Nutcracker” to the Carson City Community Center on Nov. 25-27.

Tips to make sure mail makes it to military members in time for holidays

Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their holiday mail in time is a priority for the Postal Service. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

CASI holding pet photos with Santa Dec. 10 in Carson City

Santa will be at Benson’s Feed and Tack, 2750 Highway 50, for pictures with pets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10.

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Reno’s Amelia Currier is showing ‘Glyphs and Houses,’ a display that draws inspiration from cavemen, at the Carson City Community Center through Feb. 24.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 9:44 a.m., a 41-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 600 block of Hot Springs Road. Bail was set at $3,000.

Job openings in Carson City: Hiring fair planned Nov. 22

FoodMaxx is gearing up to open its doors in Carson City, signaling job openings to meet the demand.

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Reno’s Amelia Currier is showing ‘Glyphs and Houses,’ a display that draws inspiration from cavemen, at the Carson City Community Center through Feb. 24.

Wednesday, November 16

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Reserve Deputy Kyle Smith does weighted lifts at the Carson City Sheriff's Office gym. Smith is utilizing the new fitness initiative, giving deputies an hour per shift to work out to maintain their physical fitness.

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Sheiff Ken Furlong helps spot Resserve Deputy Kyle Smith at the Sheriff's Office gym facility. Smith is utilizing the new fitness initiative, giving deputies an hour per shift to work out to maintain their physical fitness.

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Monday’s super moon shines over Carson’s city lights. Photo by Amy Vanderlinden from the top of Ash Canyon Road.

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Patrons play Turkey Bingo at the Carson City Library Tuesday.. Marie Borgo, left front, and Natalie Wood call the first set of games. The event is part of the library’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration. For more information about upcoming events, go to www.carsoncitylibrary.org.

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A light dusting of snow covers the ground just south of Greenhouse Garden Center Wednesday evening.

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Storm clouds sporadically dropped precipitation Wednesday over Carson City as seen here looking south from Timberline Road.

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Graupel covers the area burned by the Shooting Fire just south of the Greenhouse Garden Center after a taste of winter weather hit Carson City Wednesday.

Carson City area live entertainment for Nov. 17-23, 2016

Prey For Son from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Westside Pour House, 110 W. Telegraph St.

‘SIAMSA — A Celtic Christmas’ to feature local talent Dec. 9-10 in Sparks

Carson Valley’s up-and-coming teen performer, Olivia Swearingen, is showcasing her skills in a performance that examines the true meaning of Christmas.

Capital City Arts Initiative’s ‘Glyphs and Houses’ display is up in Carson City

As a youngster growing up in the 1960s, Amelia Currier dreamed about what it would be like to be a Neanderthal in caveman days.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office institutes physical fitness program

Between work, school, family and friends it can be difficult to find the time to hit the gym. However, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office is giving its deputies the opportunity to work out at work.

Unlicensed contractor convicted

Austin Joseph Hayden of Reno has been convicted on a gross misdemeanor charge of contracting without a license. Hayden, 33, was sentenced to a year in jail, suspended except for 14 days, and three years probation. He will also be required to pay more than $47,500 in restitution to the victims.

Holiday hiring expected to add 10,000 jobs

As the holiday season approaches employers are expected to add about 10,000 jobs to the state’s workforce. Economist Chelsea Walburg of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said job gains were nearly 12,000 in 2014 but dipped a bit last winter.

Reno artist draws inspiration from humanity’s caveman past

As a youngster growing up in the 1960s, Amelia Currier dreamed about what it would be like to be a Neanderthal in caveman days.

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Concertmasters, Faith Adams, a student at WNCC, and Dario Watroba, a sophomore at Douglas High School.

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Holiday baking is underway in the kitchen of Bobbie Benson, whose pumpkin pie is seen here.

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A view during a frost delay at Toiyabe Golf Course, formerly Thunder Canyon. Slide Mountain is reflected in the pond adjacent to the clubhouse. Submitted by David Knighton of Carson City.

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Ansley Griffin, 14, submitted this photo of her grandfather’s hand she took for the photography program at Carson High School.

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Carson Valley Sinfonia’s annual fall/winter concert planned in Minden

The Carson Valley Sinfonia will open its 24th year when its annual fall/winter concert returns on Sunday, Nov. 20.

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Various state deparments gather on Monday in the Emergency Operations Center to take part in Vigilant Guard '17, a program to test the reponse of agencies to a powerful mock earthquake.

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Nevada Army National Guard staff view a map of Las Vegas during a mock earthquake relief drill.

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Nevada Army National Guard staff convene in the Emergency Operations Center in a simulated post-earthquake relief effort.

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Nevada Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Zachary Doser listens to a briefing in the Emergency Operations Center on Monday regarding a powerful mock earthquake in Las Vegas.

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Sierra Wellness Connection, opened Monday at 2765 US Highway 50 East, Suite A. The location is Carson City's second medical marijuana dispensary.

Gov. Brian Sandoval says Trump’s stand on Yucca Mountain won’t sway him

Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’ll continue to oppose the creation of a high-level nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain northwest of Las Vegas regardless of whether President elect-Donald Trump decides to back the idea.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) rebounds over Saint Mary's Jock Landale during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Moraga, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Richard David Wyke

Richard David Wyke, 59 of Dayton passed away on November 14, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Sean P. Gerber

Sean P. Gerber, Age 29 of Gardnerville, passed away November 09,2016. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

Man arrested on suspicion of felony eluding, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 3:47 p.m., a 36-year-old Gardnerville woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after she was cited for littering when a deputy saw her throw a box out the window of her car. After she allegedly became argumentative, she was instead arrested. The meth pipes were found during a following search of her person. Total bail was set at $1,500.

Fallon businessman stabbed

Fallon Police Department has released information on a local businessman being stabbed Saturday night.

Local racer wins midget car title

One of our local racers put his name in the record books this year along such greats as racing legends A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti, current stars such as Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne, and west coast veterans like Floyd Alvis and Sleepy Tripp

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Ghost, a 2-year-old Siamesecat, is looking for a home.

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Madison Foley celebrates with her teammates this season.

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Madison Foley in action for Nevada this season.

Anna Marie Elizabeth Sloan

Anna Marie Elizabeth Sloan, 86 of Gardnerville passed away on November 15, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Melva Arlene Pierson

Melva was born in Winnemucca on September 16, 1943, she passed away in Reno on November 14, 2016.

Suzanne Victoria Capik

Suzanne Victoria Capik, 56, passed away November 7, 2016, in Reno, Nevada, surrounded by family and friends.

Tuesday, November 15

Dayton's Madison Foley making big impact for Nevada Wolf Pack volleyball team

For Madison Foley, it’s all about versatility and consistency.

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Alec West-Guillen has signed to play baseball at Purdue.

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The Change Place co-owner Sherry Newsom and Mayor Bob Crowell cut the ribbon during a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday night. The Change Place is located in the Eagle Medical Center plaza.

Election to become official with canvass and electoral vote

Nevada’s election results will become official after two upcoming meetings are held before year’s end: the official canvass of the vote and the electoral college vote.

Tahoe recipe: Louisiana gumbo – embrace the Cajun in ya

When I think about what my South tastes like, it’s gumbo, a staple in Cajun cuisine. And the key to a good gumbo is the roux.

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Churchill County may see modest growth during the next 20 years according to the state demographer.

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Carson High School CTE graphic design and web design students are making laser-engraved wooden boxes lined with red velvet which will sell for $5-$10, garden and flower pot accessories which have been laser engraved and assembled by students selling for $3 each or two for $5. They also are selling quilted desk rescue kits, which include basic First Aid supplies and other desktop necessities. Money raised from the sale of these items will go toward student travel for state and national SkillsUSA competitions.

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Carson High School CTE graphic design and web design students are making laser-engraved wooden boxes lined with red velvet which will sell for $5-$10, garden and flower pot accessories which have been laser engraved and assembled by students selling for $3 each or two for $5. They also are selling quilted desk rescue kits, which include basic First Aid supplies and other desktop necessities. Money raised from the sale of these items will go toward student travel for state and national SkillsUSA competitions.

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Carson High School CTE graphic design and web design students are garden and flower pot accessories during this week's Craft Fair at Carson High School.

Nevada jobs, population to grow

Nevada continues to see job and population growth, according to a report out from the state demographer who projects population for the state and its counties. As of July, Nevada has recovered the jobs that were lost between the peak of employment in May 2007 and September 2010. The state population is projected to increase more than 425,000 from 2015 through 2035.

Virginia City’s Dennis Young named D1 coach of year

Virginia City¹s Dennis Young was named the Division 1 Volleyball Coach of the Year.

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Dennis E. King’s photo of Monday night's super moon.

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David Knighton caught the super moon looming over C Hill Tuesday morning.

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A super moon filled the sky over Carson City on Monday night.

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Monday night's super moon shines like a spotlight behind the flag pole on the roof of the Legislature building.

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Oasis Academy well outscored the state and high-ranked states on last spring’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) English Language Arts (ELA) tests.

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Oasis Academy outscored Nevada and high-ranked states nationwide on last school year’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) math tests.

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Fallon veterans stand for recognition during a color guard at the Fallon Senior Center.

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From left are WNC rodeo team members Clayton Biglow, Courtney Woods and Quincy Crum, who all performed well at the last rodeo..

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A table set up for the military service member missing in action is a reminder of the perils of war.

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Sea Cadet Christian Gonzalez, right, volunteers for the Elks Club veterans progam.

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More than 80 veterans and their guests attended Friday's Fallon Elks program and dinner for veterans.

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Attending the Elks Lodge 2239 veterans program on Friday were, from left, CWO4 Bruce W. Reed, Cmdr. Kevin Dowd and Capt. Greg Harris.

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The Greenwave bandits run onto the field prior to the third quarter.

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Fallon's Maxton Richardson eludes a Lassen defender in the team's SYFL championship game on Saturday.

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Fallon's Rylan Clark uses Drake Rowlett's (11) block to score on the PAT to give Fallon a 7-0 lead against Lassen.

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Numa students involved in the veterans' ceremony include back row, from left, Madison Snide, Isis Paolini, Tia Otuafi and Amelia Bateman. Bottom row from left are Britney Aulner, Bailey Stritenberger and Zoey Jarrett.

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Numa Elementary School honored veterans on Friday as part of its appreciation to service men and women, active duty or retired.

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he Wetlands and Wings youth program has a waterfowl hunt day at the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe wetlands. The tribe also provided transportation and mentors for the group of first-time hunters who did an extensive pre-hunt workshop and used gear and equipment donated by local businesses.

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Ice formed in front of a building on Center Street after firefighters doused the blaze.

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A Monday morning fire gutted out a portion of a building on Center Street.

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Fire damage and smoke was confined mostly to the rear and center portion of the building.

Churchill Commission to discuss election and more

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

Natural Living: What is your message in water post election?

This election season has been a source of great stress for a majority of people, with great concerns for the future of our country and our children, regardless of party affiliation, according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA). It’s hard to escape the hostile relationship between the candidates giving rise to much anger and little hope amongst a majority of citizens and now we’re post-election with the results many are thankful for and others may be fearful and angry.

Fallon’s charter school test scores stack up

Oasis Academy’s test results from last school year show the charter school outperforming the county, state and other high-ranked Common Core states and institutions.

Practical tips to combat cold, flu

When cold and flu season strikes, millions of Americans find themselves coughing, sneezing, congested, aching, uncomfortable – and sometimes, downright miserable. The widespread prevalence of these symptoms sweeps the country each year and affects people of all ages.

Vets honored at two events

Highland Village and Churchill County Senior Center honored local veterans Friday in Veterans Day ceremonies. Highland recognized both veterans among their residents as well as those on staff. With the resident veterans gathering in a place of honor at the front of the room, a Naval Air Station Fallon color guard presented the flag as the National Anthem was sung.

WNC rodeo team moves up in standings

Western Nevada College rodeo team had a spectacular showing over the Nov. 4 weekend at the West Hills College Rodeo.

Discipline on the gridiron

RENO – They may be just a group of 6 and 7-year-olds playing football.

Fernley sailor serves aboard submarine tender in Guam

SANTA RITA, Guam - A 2007 Fernley High School graduate and Fernley native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of an integrated crew of sailors and civilian mariners working aboard the expeditionary submarine tender, USS Emory S. Land.

Church offers Thanksgiving dinner

Life Center is offering a Thanksgiving dinner with its congregation, a tradition that began 39 years ago. As they have done for several years, the church also invites the community to join them for a Thanksgiving meal at the Fallon Convention Center on Sunday from noon-3 p.m.

Fallon Elks honor area veterans

The Fallon Elks Club, in keeping with tradition, honored military veterans at its annual dinner on Friday night, Veterans Day.

Numa honors vets in appreciation ceremony

In honor of our veterans and active military personnel, Numa Elementary School’s Student Council led the school in a Veterans Day appreciation assembly on Thursday.

Early mailing for overseas military

USPS offers timely tips for sending holiday mail to diplomatic citizens and deployed members of the military Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their holiday mail in time is a priority for the Postal Service. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Sandoval working on way to implement ESA program

Gov. Brian Sandoval said on Monday he still plans to keep his promise to include the school vouchers program in his upcoming budget.

Exchange’s open enrollment for 2017 begins

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange) Open Enrollment for 2017 health insurance plans is now open and marks the Exchange’s fourth season of closing the gap between uninsured and insured Nevadans.

County approves room tax hike for NFL stadium

LAS VEGAS — The Clark County Commission has approved an ordinance to enact an increase in the local hotel room tax to help fund construction of a huge stadium they hope will bring the NFL’s Raiders to Las Vegas.

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

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 8:38 a.m., Marcus Santos, 23, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery after deputies responded to reports of a man with a knife near the 1700 block of Hamilton Avenue. Bail was set at $23,000.

Smoking may have caused fire

An early morning fire reported at 5:30 a.m. on Monday gutted portions of a building east of the Elks Lodge on Center Street.

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he Wetlands and Wings youth program has a waterfowl hunt day at the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe wetlands. The tribe also provided transportation and mentors for the group of first-time hunters who did an extensive pre-hunt workshop and used gear and equipment donated by local businesses.

West-Guillen signs with Purdue

RENO — Bishop Manogue Catholic High School graduate, Alec West-Guillen, has signed to play baseball at Purdue University as part of the 2018 class.

Reno man thanks officers who shot him

RENO — The gunfire had the makings for controversy when three white police officers shot a black man multiple times last year in a downtown Reno casino parking garage. The trio of Reno officers said Arthur Richardson Jr. pointed his gun at them while he suggested he wanted them to kill him.

House cats end up being tigers in Pahrump backyard

Authorities say a woman who asked if it was legal to keep tigers at home in a rural Nevada town was arrested after sheriff’s deputies found three tigers in her backyard in Pahrump.

Carson City Board of Supervisors accept canvass of 2016 general election vote

The Carson City Board of Supervisors accepted the canvass of the vote for the Nov. 8 election. “The election went very well overall and there was a large turnout,” including a record number of absentee ballots, said Susan Merriwether, Carson City clerk-recorder.

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Nevada Department of Transportation staff on Monday presented the Transportation Board with a quarterly report saying that the USA Parkway project is now 20 percent complete and moving along right on schedule.

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Nevada Department of Transportation staff on Monday presented the Transportation Board with a quarterly report saying that the USA Parkway project is now 20 percent complete and moving along right on schedule.

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Nevada Department of Transportation staff on Monday presented the Transportation Board with a quarterly report saying that the USA Parkway project is now 20 percent complete and moving along right on schedule.

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Nevada Army National Guard staff convene in the Emergency Operations Center in a simulated post-earthquake relief effort.

Support for caregivers offered in Carson City

November has been named National Caregivers Month to honor the millions of unpaid caregivers who support spouses, children, friends and neighbors who are chronically ill or disabled.

Nevada growers invited to holistic management workshop in Gardnerville

Dr. James Kent and Jason Kent of J&S Land and Cattle, LLC are hosting a Holistic Management workshop on Nov. 19 at their ranch, the Rafter JS, in Gardnerville.

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Paul Franklin is visiting the Nevada State Museum on Nov. 17 to talk about A.P. Crittenden, an early ‘49er.

Talk on 1800s miner planned at Nevada State Museum in Carson City

A lawyer and an adventurer, A.P. Crittenden was an early ’49er, with strong sympathies for the South during the Civil War. He traveled the West from Texas to San Francisco and landed in Nevada. Author Paul Franklin has studied the drama that ensued when Crittenden explored Aurora and Virginia City, and how he made his fortune over mining claim disputes. The Nevada State Museum in Carson City is hosting Franklin for a lecture from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17.

Ronald Dean Lewis

Ronald Dean Lewis, 77, of Lodi CA, passed away November 5th, 2016.

Vivian Sharon Harris

Vivian Sharon Harris, 60 of Carson City passed away on October 29, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

William P. Munson

William P. Munson, 80, died November 12, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Sculpture artists James Sauer created distinctive sculptures specifically made for The Change Place in Carson City.

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Don Kuhl is the Founder of The Change Place and The Change Companies.

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Members and discussion leaders gather to cover various topics in Motivational Conversations, organized by The Change Place.

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Sculptures, paintings and local art are displayed throughout The Change Place.

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Carson City local Gordon Smiley, 55, exercises at The Change Place regurlary as Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist, Chirstina Luna, provides tips and tricks to his workout.

James Arthur Scott

James Arthur Scott, 80 of Gardnerville passed away on November 13, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Catherine A. Campbell

Catherine A. Campbell, 60 died November 13, 2016 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Thomas “Tom” Raymond Borda

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Thomas ‘Tom’ Raymond Borda. He passed suddenly and peacefully in his sleep on November 6, 2016

Monday, November 14

Nevada Wolf Pack picks up first win of 2016-17 basketball season

RENO — Scoring points has never been Elijah Foster’s forte in his first two seasons at Nevada.

Cam Oliver has first half to forget, but bounces back in the second half | Nevada Wolf Pack notebook

Cam Oliver spent the first half watching his Nevada Wolf Pack teammates. In the second half the Wolf Pack sophomore helped lead his teammates to a 79-64 victory over the Loyola Marymount Lions.

Nevada Wolf Pack Athletic Director Doug Knuth has a decision to make regarding Brian Polian, says Joe Santoro

How much does Doug Knuth care about the sport of football at the University of Nevada?

Gov. Brian Sandoval says he will work with lawmakers to try resurrect school vouchers program

Gov. Brian Sandoval said on Monday he still plans to keep his promise to include the school vouchers program in his upcoming budget.

USA Parkway project now 20 percent complete

Nevada Department of Transportation staff on Monday presented the Transportation Board with a quarterly report saying that the USA Parkway project is now 20 percent complete and moving along right on schedule. The highway will connect Interstate 80 at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center to U.S. 50 in Silver Springs when finished in the fall of 2017.

Carson City committees, commissions seek members

Ten positions are open on various Carson City committees and commissions. The 911 Surcharge Advisory Committee works to enhance or improve the telephone system for reporting an emergency in Carson City and oversees the budget for it. The committee needs three, general public members.

By Carson City law, political signs must come down by Nov. 22, 2016

Carson City requires candidates and other groups to take down all political signs within 14 days after the election. This year, that’s Nov. 22.

Comstock pioneers topic of Historical Society of Dayton Valley meeting Nov. 16

The Historical Society of Dayton Valley is accepting nominations and voting for the 2016 “Laura Tennant” and “Gold Nugget” awards at its Nov. 16 general membership meeting.

Food, crafts & music offered at holiday craft fair Nov. 19-20 in Virginia City

Local handmade crafts, a raffle and silent auction, as well as a DJ with holiday music will be featured at a family-oriented craft fair Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20, at Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City.

Carson vs. Douglas High School JROTC football game planned

Carson High School NJROTC will host the second annual Douglas High School Army JROTC vs. Carson High School Navy JROTC Flag Football Game on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd hosting walkabout meeting Nov. 18

Carson City Supervisor Ward 1, Karen Abowd, invites the community to attend her monthly Walkabout, Friday, Nov. 18 at Mills Park.

Vintage at Kings Canyon goes in front of Carson City Board of Supervisors on Dec. 1

The Vintage at Kings Canyon development is on the Carson City Board of Supervisors agenda for its Dec. 1 meeting.

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Report of fight leads to arrest of man wanted on suspicion of felony robbery charges, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

Carson City THURSDAY At 4:25 p.m., a 25-year-old Reno man was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer, possession of marijuana and contempt of court after deputies initiated a pedestrian stop near Hot Springs Road and Carson Street. Bail was set at $1,400.

Two arrested after attempted armed robbery at Carson City Keva Juice

Two men were arrested Saturday after an attempted armed robbery at Keva Juice. Deputies responded to the 2300 block of South Carson Street at 4:35 p.m. Saturday for reports of a man with a handgun allegedly trying to rob two employees at Keva Juice. According to witnesses, a man, later identified as 33-year-old Dale Jones, entered the establishment wearing a Halloween baby mask, a dark hoodie, carrying a black long barrel revolver and demanded money from the two female employees.

The Change Place in Carson City goes beyond physical health

The Change Place in the Eagle Medical Center plaza has some of the newest weights and treadmills in town. However, it’s not classified as a gym. They’re going beyond that idea by providing a different atmosphere with motivational conversations, interactive journaling, personal training, and showcasing local artwork.

Program of cowboy poetry planned at Gold Hill Hotel Nov. 18

Popular cowboy poets Harold Roy Miller and Tony Argento will offer a cowboy poetry duet for the Friday Night Showcase at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

Researchers puzzle over tracks that predate dinosaurs

LAS VEGAS — Roughly 290 million years before rancher Cliven Bundy brought international attention to the Gold Butte area, an early reptile the size of a baby crocodile left its own lasting impressions there.

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, file photo a peacock walks near Wayne Newton's home in Las Vegas. Feathers are flying in the neighborhood around Newton’s estate, where residents are complaining that peafowl like the ones on the Las Vegas showman's 40-acre ranch have become roosting and roaming pests. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Wayne Newton shows some of the memorabilia in the Red Room during an interview at his home in Las Vegas. Feathers are flying in the neighborhood around Newton’s estate, where residents are complaining that peafowl like the ones on the Las Vegas showman's 40-acre ranch have become roosting and roaming pests. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Pesky peacocks pose problems for Newton’s neighbors in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Feathers are flying in the neighborhood around Wayne Newton’s estate, where residents are complaining that peafowl like the ones on the Las Vegas showman’s 40-acre ranch have become roosting, roaming pests.

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A screen shot of WNC’s new live chat service, which can be accessed at the bottom right-hand corner of the college’s website, www.wnc.edu.

Reno business leaders launch Conscious Capitalism chapter in northern Nevada

A group of local business leaders are challenging other businesses in Northern Nevada to become more conscious about the way they conduct business.

Early morning fire in Fallon

An early morning fire that was reported at 5:30 a.m. gutted portions of a building next to the Elks Lodge on Center Street.

Sunday, November 13

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

San Diego State routs Nevada

The Nevada Wolf Pack got bowled over Saturday night at Mackay Stadium.

Saturday, November 12

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T-shirt representing the DHS and CHS basketball fundraiser.

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NHS member Gabby Escobar signs up to donate food to the Mark Twain Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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The CHS Link Crew needs help with its senior class photo project.

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Max Deeb was chosen to become a member of the American Choral Directors Association National High School Honor Choir.

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CHS October incentive program winners.

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CHS first quarter incentive program winners.

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Washoe Tribe Chief of Police David Blackeye is handed an Indian Taco by Courtney Hardin Saturday at the Stewart Community Center.

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Stewart residents and Washoe Tribe representatives hold an appreciation lunch for first responders as a thank you for their handling of the October 13th Clear Creek fire that threatened the community. Colony volunteers served Indian Tacos to Police, Sheriff, SAR and Fire personnel Saturday afternoon.

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong adds salsa to his Indian Taco at the Stewart Community Center Saturday.

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Mia Brozovich accepts Don Sigmon's donation of toiletries Saturday at Carson High.

SF needs two, not just one, big-time relievers

The San Francisco Giants don’t need a ton of things to get back on track in 2017.

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

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Explorers program is looking for donations for its annual Spaghetti Bowl Dinner.

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United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) marked the formal opening of its new branch in Carson City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 2 at 935 Jacks Valley Road. Credit union leaders were joined by community dignitaries, members and staff to mark the occasion. The new branch is part of a multi-phase project aimed at supporting UFCU’s planned growth in northern Nevada. It is the second UFCU facility to be constructed in Carson City. The first, located at 1350 E. William St., opened in April.

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Dayton's Bobby Wilson wins midget car title

One of our local racers put his name in the record books this year along such greats as racing legends A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti, current stars such as Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne, and west coast veterans like Floyd Alvis and Sleepy Tripp.

After season-opening loss, Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team hosts Loyola Marymount

When Eric Musselman brought Jordan Caroline into the Wolf Pack family, he envisioned a physical player; a guy to do the blue-collar work underneath.

Faking a mental illness? Arizona judge says murder defendant was faking, is able to go on trial

PHOENIX — A judge has ruled that a man convicted of a killing a woman in Nevada has been faking being mentally incompetent in order to avoid standing trial in the Arizona homicide of another woman.

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Douglas coach Ernie Monfiletto tells his Tigers to hold their heads high following a playoff defeat at the hands of the Reed Raiders Thursday in Sparks.

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Ryland DeSomber is congratulated by Michael Cobb in the end zone after scoring at Reed High School Thursday night.

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Douglas' Kane Hoyopatubbi and Greg Sanotsky bring down a Reed player Friday night in Sparks.

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Dayton’s Kallie Strong (2) blocks a shot from Truckee’s Anika Pensrose as Makenna Olsen (4) looks on in Saturday's Northern 3A Regional Volleyball Tournament in Fallon.

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Entry from Silver State Detachment 630 of the Marine Corps League, Carson City in the Veterans Day parade in Virginia City.

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U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps from Carson City march in the Veterans Day parade Friday in Virginia City.

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The Navy Junior ROTC from Carson High School walks in the Veterans Day parade Friday in Virginia City.

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The Navy Junior ROTC from Carson High School walks in the Veterans Day parade Friday in Virginia City.

Pack done in by inside job

MORAGA, Calif. — A crazed sellout crowd, a nationally ranked opponent with all five starters returning that rarely loses at home.

San Diego State invades Mackay

Nobody has to tell the Nevada Wolf Pack about Donnel Pumphrey.

Dayton, Douglas eliminated in state tournament

RENO — Dayton High’s season came to a thrilling end, as the Moapa Valley Pirates edged the Dust Devils, 25-15, 14-25, 17-25, 25-16 and 15-6 Friday at Damonte Ranch in the NIAA 3A state semifinals.

Friday, November 11

Joy and agony after Nevada’s closest, costliest House race

LAS VEGAS — The vote count in the most expensive House race in the country was so close on election night that Jacky Rosen never made it on stage at the Aria casino to give a victory speech with her fellow Democrats.

Carson City Holiday Crawl on Dec. 3 to benefit Holiday with a Hero program

Downtown businesses will be offering food and drink specials during the Holiday Craw on Dec. 3 to benefit the Holiday with a Hero program.

Douglas County Genealogy Group to meet Nov. 17 in Gardnerville

“Researching Military Records” will be discussed by the Douglas County Genealogy Group at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

2 inmates in their 70s dead in separate prisons in Nevada

Prison officials in Nevada say two inmates, both in their 70s, have died at separate facilities. The state Department of Corrections said Friday that 73-year-old Lawrence Meador died Thursday night at a prison regional medical facility at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Judith Louise MacMillan

Judith Louise MacMillan, 83 of Carson City passed away on November 7, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Loving Mother and Grandmother Patricia M Cave

Patricia was born in Winnemucca, NV to Erwin and Lola Mullinix, and passed away in Carson City, NV in November of 2016.

Harold Bagster Herlan

Harold Bagster Herlan was born June 6, 1943, in Seattle, Washington, and died October 4, 2016 in Balboa Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California.

Ethel B. Eaton

Ethel B. Eaton, age 95 years and four months, from Virginia City, Nevada, peacefully entered heaven on November 1, 2016, surrounded by family and friends, after casting her absentee ballot.

Carson City woman arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, Carson City Sheriff’s Office said

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY At 10:41 a.m., a 55-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 100 block of Conestoga Drive. Bail was set at $3,000.

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The original prison windows, from a time when the jail was in city hall, have been revealed as part of the city’s renovation project.

Debra J Davis

Debra J Davis, 56 of Carson City, passed away on November 8, 2016 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Nick J Talamante

Nick J Talamante was born on November 28, 1951 in Hawthorne, Nevada at Mount Grant General Hospital to his parents Nick and Connie Talamante.

Geneva (Gwen) Brimer

Geneva was ushered into the arms of her Savior Jesus early in the morning of November 9th 2016. She was 97 years old.

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Michelle Bynum's new health shop, a rework on the 26-year-old store, is infused with fresh, creative decor as well as useful resources and the same quality products and service.

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Country Health’s doors reopen after a year under new ownership. The ribbon-cutting gathering will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow, highlighted by 20 percent off, free samples, raffles, face painting and giveaways.

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“I don’t do things the traditional way, and that’s worked out for me,” said Country Health’s new owner Michelle Bynum. The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts certified her in Life Coaching and Holistic Nutritional Coaching.

Georgie Sicking

Funeral services for Georgie Sicking, 95 year old Kaycee resident who passed away Sunday afternoon at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, will be celebrated on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., at The Gardens Funeral Home in Fallon, Nevada with Jerry Harper officiating. Graveside services will follow at Churchill County Cemetery. Visitation will be November 19th, from 11:30 until the beginning of the service. Donations in Georgie’s memory may be made to the Hoofprints of the Past Museum in care of the Harness Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at: www.harnessfuneralhome.com.

Margaret M. Gardner

Margaret M Gardner (83), passed away peacefully October 24, 2016. Margaret was born June 24, 1933, raised in Fort Benton, Montana.

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Veterans enjoy the complimentary breakfast provided yesterday by Lahontan Elementary School in honor of Veterans Day.

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Veterans from numerous branches of military service grace the Lahontan Elementary School Veterans Day program yesterday, featuring a guest speaker and performances by kindergartners.

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Navy service members entertain Lahontan Elementary School students during the breakfast the school hosted for service members, retirees and their families in honor of Veterans Day.

Susanne Helena Lawson

Susanne Helena Lawson (Susi), born September 9, 1937 in Berlin, Germany, peacefully passed away at her home on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

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The former sign had been placed on the main road at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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The first step involved the making of the frame and laying out the U.S. flag and Spc. Jason Disney's photo.

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It's a tradition for the oldest veteran marine (Joe Gabiola) to take a bite and pass down a slice to the youngest marine (Martin Rodriguez).

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This year marks the sixth year for the detachment to throw a party and cake.

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Commandant Gary Armstrong of Silver State Detachment 630 watches Joe Gabiola and Martin Rodriguez cut the birthday cake.

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Marine Corps League, Silver State Detachment 630 of Carson City, celebrate 241 years at the Westside Pour House Thursday.

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Commandant Gary Armstrong of Silver State Detachment 630 watches Joe Gabiola and Martin Rodriguez cut the birthday cake.

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Fritsch Elementary students clap as veterans names are announced at an assembly at the school Thursday.

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Eleanor Romeo, Leea Waterman, Addysen Davis and Camryn Peachay read about the history of Veterans Day during an assembly at Fritsch Elementary Thursday.

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The Fritsch Elementary School Choir sings a medley of patriotic songs called 'American Celebration' Thursday during a Veterans Day assembly at the school.

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Jack Wolfe is the third handsome sailor from the left relaxing with three of his shipmates in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II.

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The framed medals are Jack Wolfe’s campaign medals from World War II and Korea hanging on his 'Wall of Fame' in Dayton.

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98-years-young Jack Wolfe relaxes on his sofa in Dayton.

Lahontan students salute Fallon veterans

Lahontan Elementary School honored its veterans yesterday during its longtime annual Veterans Day program, which included a hot breakfast, performances by the students and a guest speaker from the Navy.

SURVIVING THE FINAL GERMAN OFFENSIVE

The numbing winter cold. snow and wind pulsating across western Europe in late 1944 slowed troops down in Belgium as the Allies faced both the elements of weather and Germans.

Keeping Disney’s name alive

Three airmen deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, are keeping the memories of war alive and relevant. Fallon native son Army Spc. Jason Disney was one of the first soldiers assigned to Bagram shortly after 9/11 when two jets slammed into the World Trade Center towers, another one flew into the Pentagon, and the fourth, after hijackers had been overtaken by the passengers, crashed in a field in western Pennsylvania.

Bird’s eye view of the enemy

As an 18-year-old gunner, Petty Officer First Class Robert Kizer never regretted enlisting in the Navy during World War II. The California teenager said he felt fear every time he climbed into a TBM torpedo bomber, lifting off from an aircraft carrier in search of the enemy.

Dogs and veterans united

Last weekend I spent the most delightful day watching videos about dogs at the Dog Film Festival in Sacramento. It was a magical collection of dog-themed films from around the world. One of the most meaningful was one that featured veterans and their therapy dogs.

Fallon’s health store reopens its doors with new owner

Country Health offically reopens its doors tomorrow from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and under new ownership, the business re-imaged with a serious face-lift and ambitious yet down-to-earth approach.

Thursday, November 10

Economic forum told revenues will rise in coming biennium

The Economic Forum was told on Thursday state revenues will continue to increase in the coming two-year budget cycle. Analysts from the different agencies, the state Budget Division and the Legislative Fiscal Division laid out their estimates for the so-called major revenue streams and while there were differences, all three sources were pretty close together.

Nevada Wolf Pack opens 2017 season at No. 17 Saint Mary’s

One thing Eric Musselman set out to do this year was improve Nevada’s nonconference schedule. He may have outdone himself, especially when you look at his opening-night opponent

Nevada volleyball state tournament: Douglas, Dayton ready to grab the championships

Hoping to build off momentum created in the regional playoffs, the Dayton Dust Devils open play in the NIAA 3A State Volleyball Championships against Moapa Valley today at 2 p.m. at Damonte Ranch.

Pack women facetough opener

The University of Nevada women’s basketball team, coming off a 5-25 season, hosts Big West power Long Beach State tonight at 6:30 at Lawlor Events Center.