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Tuesday, January 31

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Geraet Rauh sets to make a pass in a game against Manogue on Tuesday night.

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Tez Allen gets fouled under the basket in a game against Manogue on Tuesday night.

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall reaches for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boise State in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Nevada won 76-57. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Nevada men’s basketball team not looking past Utah State

Utah State has experienced an up and down 2016-17 season, but Nevada coach Eric Musselman said the Aggies aren’t to be overlooked despite their 9-10 record.

Community sports: Carson City rec basketball registration open

Registration is open for the 2017 Carson City Recreation High School Basketball League.

Manogue rallies to top Carson boys

RENO — Carson High concluded its most disappointing week of the season with a 51-48 loss to Bishop Manogue on Tuesday night in a second-place Sierra League showdown.

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The Wild Horse Gallery in the Carson Mall will be having a Grand Opening on Wednesday, February 8th.

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Sheila Hillebrand of the Wild Horse Gallery poses for a photo in her store Thursday in the Carson Mall.

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Dana Whaley, general manager at Carson City Toyota, rode to the top of a Ferris wheel inside Sparks’ Scheels as part of a 12-hour radiothon to benefit the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF). Whaley is seen riding with his pal Hunter, whose brother suffered from childhood cancer.

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Dana Whaley, general manager at Carson City Toyota, rode to the top of a Ferris wheel inside Sparks’ Scheels as part of a 12-hour radiothon to benefit the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF). Whaley is seen riding with his pal Hunter, whose brother suffered from childhood cancer.

Wild Horse Gallery open at Carson Mall

One new business is bringing a bit of western to Carson City. The Wild Horse Gallery opened in the Carson Mall in November; however, it will be celebrating its grand opening Feb. 8. The store offers custom matted and framed western, wildlife and patriotic artwork, custom décor and jewelry.

State investigator faces discipline in hit and run case

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Nevada Transportation Authority agent following a hit and run crash while on duty last month. According to police reports, at 3:05 p.m. on Jan. 5, Robert Reasoner, 36, allegedly hit a parked Honda CR-V with his state-issued Ford Explorer in the 500 block of John Street.

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Having the flu and missing out on activities is no fun at all.

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Amya Fernandez goes to spike the ball during Churchill County Middle School's first home game of the season.

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Christian Nemeth and Thomas Steele work together to boost the ball to the basket during Fallon's game against Dayton.

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Elijah Jackson, 2, plows through Dayton's Brenden Thomas, 55, on his way to the basket.

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Caitlyn Welch leaps for the basket during the Lady Wave's home game against Dayton.

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Kaitlyn Hunter, left, pulls the ball from the hands of Dayton's Kallie Strong, 21, during Friday's home game.

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Top row from left: Madison Larum, Maria Whitaker, Emily Richards, Abbey Pike, Savannah Robinson and Mariah Snooks. Front row from left: Keith Mason, Jordan Moon, Ilianna Hockenberry-Grimes and Hannah Jones.

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Elijah Jackson leaps to block a basket during a game against Fernley earlier this season.

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With the new year, how does drug cots stack up for seniors?

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The Lady Wave basketball team surrounds teammate and Winterfest queen Zoey Swisher.

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Zoey Swisher and Joe Terry were named this year's Winterfest king and queen during halftime of the Dayton-Fallon boys basketball game on Friday.

Oasis Academy geometry team best in Northern Nevada

Oasis Academy geometry students took first, second and third place plus the team win at the recent Northern Nevada Math Council competition, a first-time participation for Oasis.

Ways seniors can control their prescription costs

For 55 million Americans enrolled in Medicare, the New Year means any new Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plans, or any changes to your existing plans, take effect. If you signed up for coverage, it’s important to understand how your prescription drug costs may be affected.

Don’t miss out this cold, flu season

Being sick isn’t fun, but missing out on family vacations or parties for the big game because you are sick is even worse. It has been called FluFOMO, the fear of missing out because you are sick.

Churchill County Commission to talk Bighorn Sheep Week, more

The Churchill County Board of Commissioners will meet tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. in the chambers at 155 N. Taylor St. The commissioners will consider and take possible action regarding the following:

Banner Health adds a pair of physicians in Fallon, Fernley

Banner Health announces the addition of two new providers to its facilities in western Nevada.

SPRING IS IN THE AIRfor the senior center

The months are counting down until Churchill County’s new $4.3 million senior center swings open its doors to begin a new era. The 15,000-quare foot center north of the county museum on Maine Street enters the construction homestretch with much of the remaining work left for the interior.

THE BEAT

The booking report as presented by the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 24, 2017. Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

T.J. Mauga to sign with Fresno State

A coaching change can also alter the fate of a high school football player.

WINTERFEST ROYALTY

Zoey Swisher and Joe Terry were named this year’s Winterfest king and queen during halftime of the Dayton-Fallon boys basketball game on Friday.

Carson Valley lone Nevada gaming market to see 2016 decrease

Every gaming market in Nevada showed a year-over-year increase in 2016 – with one exception. That exception is the Carson Valley reporting area that includes the valley portion of Douglas County along with Carson City. But Carson Valley was down just two-tenths of a percent for the calendar year.

November Taxable Sales up 5.6 percent statewide, 16 percent in Carson

Taxable sales totaling $4.45 billion were reported by Nevada businesses in November, a 5.6 percent increase over the same month of 2015. Carson City, however, reported an increase of 16.1 percent, almost entirely because of auto and building material sales.

Fallon finishes 6-2 in 3A duals

Last weekend was another case of déjà vu for the Greenwave wrestling team.

Staying in the lead

Fallon’s Lady Wave claimed another decisive Northern 3A win against Dayton Friday, ending their second encounter of the season, 67-18.

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Conrad Tao will be featured in Classix Four: Temptation, put on by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Feb. 13 at the Carson City Community Center.

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Conrad Tao will be featured in Classix Four: Temptation, put on by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Feb. 13 at the Carson City Community Center.

Yerington trumps CCMS

Early in the season, the Churchill County Middle School volleyball teams are getting used to the new season.

The Wave skid stops

The Fallon Greenwave broke their string of losses Friday with a 59-47 Northern 3A home win against the Dayton Dust Devils.

Newcomer elevating play, spirit

A relative newcomer to Fallon, Churchill County High School freshman Elijah Jackson has been on fire on the Greenwave basketball team.

University of Nevada president tells banned-travel students to stay put

RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno is recommending that students and scholars from the seven countries listed in President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration remain in the United States the next four months.

Carson City Soroptimist to meet Feb. 8

The Carson City Soroptimist will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St.

Douglas County Republicans holding annual Lincoln Day dinner

General John Abizaid will be the keynote speaker at an annual dinner honoring the U.S. Constitution.

Rapper Spice 1 to perform to help family of toddler who died after Johnson Lane crash

A rapper from Hayward, Calif., will be performing to help raise money for the family of a toddler who died from injuries received in a Johnson Lane car accident.

Comedian Kat Simmons bringing comedy workshop to Carson City

Comedian Kat Simmons is bringing her comedy workshop to the capital city March 1-April 5.

Man arrested on suspicion of domestic battery 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 MONDAY At 3:18 p.m., a 29-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of contempt of court after deputies responded to reports of a welfare check near the 1900 block of H Street. Bail was set at $10,000.

Jonathan Gary Brown

Jonathan Gary Brown, 76, passed away January 16, 2017, after a long struggle with emphysema. Gary was born April 4, 1940 in Washington, DC. He was a graduate of Coolidge High School in Washington, DC and the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Rose Emm

Rose Emm, 86, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2017 surrounded by family after a battle with cancer.

Elizabeth I. Rankl

Elizabeth I. Rankl, 30, died January 25, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Elsie M. Volk

Elsie M. Volk, 86, a Carson City resident died January 27, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee in Las Vegas. America's most popular sport is in the midst of its greatest migration in a quarter century. In a little over a year, three NFL franchises have either moved, announced a resettlement or filed paperwork seeking to relocate. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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Mayor Bob Crowell gives his State of the City speech on Monday night at the community center.

Monday, January 30

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Pipevine swallowtail

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A bald eagle sits in a large cottonwood tree along the Carson River on Monday.

Dr. Eric Musselman cures all for the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team says Joe Santoro

Eric Musselman isn’t a real doctor. He only plays one during the college basketball season.

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The Cash family got a visit from a yellow lab mixed named Henry at their home, only to find out he has been lost for 23 days.

Casino mogul Adelson pulls out of Raiders-Vegas stadium deal

LAS VEGAS — Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson pulled out of a deal Monday to build a $1.9 billion domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas. The move comes on the heels of a team proposal to pay $1 a year in rent and operate the stadium, and it deprives the project of a chief financial backer as officials seek to bring professional football to Las Vegas for the first time.

Suit challenging Nevada Catalyst Fund dismissed

The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Catalyst Fund was dismissed Monday because the lawyers pushing the action failed to follow District Judge Todd Russell’s orders issued nearly two years ago.

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Rob McFadden, Andie Wilson, Cheryl Evans and Aaron West stand inside what will soon be the lobby of Battle Born Business Center at 1000 N. Division St.

Carson City Bureau of Land Management to burn piles in Pine Nut Mountains

Over the next few months, the Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, will be burning piles of tree limbs in the Pine Nut Mountains left over from thinning of trees.

Western Nevada College hosting art reception Thursday for ‘Dirty Diapers/Rabbit Ears’

Western Nevada College in Carson City is hosting a closing reception to celebrate “Dirty Diapers/Rabbit Ears,” an art display by Jill Brugler.

Annual 4-H Fabric and Rummage Sale returning to Carson City

Sewing notions, crafting items, sewing machines and other items will be on hand at the 15th annual Carson City/Storey County 4-H Fabric and Rummage Sale.

Superbowl Sunday chili cookoff to benefit Dayton Food Pantry

A Super Bowl Sunday blowout complete with a chili cookoff, raffle and silent auction is planned to help feed the hungry.

Carson City Library collecting donations of prom dresses for local teens

Donations of gently used dresses are being collected so local teens can attend prom.

Carson City Muscle Powered hosts weekly walking, biking events

A chance to enjoy the winter weather while traversing Carson City’s recreational spaces is offered in Muscle Powered’s free weekly events.

Man arrested on warrant allegedly felony sexual assault 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 8:16 p.m., Cody Purbaugh, 21, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of a suspended sentence after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Stewart and Spear streets.

Suspect accused of attacking Washoe County deputies

RENO — A 26-year-old suspect accused of attacking three Washoe County sheriff’s deputies after leading them on a chase in Sun Valley has been booked on suspicion of several felony charges including resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.

US, Nevada crews reseeding 10,000 acres of burned rangeland

LAS VEGAS — State and federal land managers launched an aerial reseeding effort to stabilize and rehabilitate more than 10,000 acres of public land burned by wildfires in eastern Nevada last year.

Vegas man arrested on petition signature fraud allegations

LAS VEGAS — A 55-year-old Nevada man is facing multiple felony charges alleging that he submitted false signatures to try to qualify Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein for the November ballot in Nevada.

Elsie Pauline Connolly Bendure

Elsie Pauline Connolly Bendure, 88 of Carson City passed away January 26, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations. 775-888-6800

Sunday, January 29

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman looks on as the Wolf Pack makes a second-half run against New Mexico.

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The Wolf Pack's D.J. Fenner attempts to get around New Mexico's Aher Uguak.

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Jordan Caroline (24) gives the Pack some power under the basket as he prepares to make a basket against the Lobos Elijah Brown.

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Old Clear Creek Road is seen on the left of this photo taken Saturday near the Carson City/Douglas County line.

Saturday, January 28

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Walker Simeroth, a student at Pioneer High School, is enrolled in Carson Online, the Carson City School District’s online education program.

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Jeremiah Beauford, a sophomore and a first year health science student at Pioneer High School, is aspiring to become a registered nurse. He also is considering applying his skill set in service to our country. He is being recognized for consistently taking a leadership and proactive approach to his education.

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Julia Albiter, a senior and a third year student in Pioneers High Schools’ health information management program, plans to enter the Health Information Management workforce as a foundation to further her education and career path in the healthcare industry. Albiter’s empathy and willingness to help others makes her a perfect fit for this program and this career path, school staff said.

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CHS Senior Spotlight Christian Okamoto.

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United Blood Services' Amanda Moreno checks on Carson High junior Logan Smedes as he gives blood Wednesday afternoon in the CHS library.

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Winners of the Perfect Attendance Award.

Carson City’s Al Kramer requests five bills for 2017 Nevada Legislature, including two to clean up Clear Creek issues

Carson City Assemblyman Al Kramer has requested five bills for the upcoming Legislature including two that deal with issues at Clear Creek.

Pioneer High School honors Students of the Month

Pioneer High School honored Julia Albiter and Jeremiah Beauford as its Students of the Month.

Business Briefs: How to access business success topic of event

How to access business success topic of event The eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter’s January event, “Safe to Succeed: Accessing Your Innate Brilliance for Business,” will take place 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Hidden Valley Country Club, 3575 E. Hidden Valley Drive, Reno.

Education achievements: Area natives make dean’s list

Area natives make dean’s list Several local natives made the fall 2016 dean’s list at universities across the nation.

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Pins await their recipients Wednesday at Sierra Place Senior Living.

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Carson Lodge No. 1, Free and Accepted Masons recently held its annual Installation of Officers for 2017. Grand Master of Masons in Nevada Gerald Ogle (front row left) presided over the installation. Carson Lodge No. 1 is preparing for its annual Charity Poker Night to be held on April 29 to raise funds for youth organizations in Carson City.

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Nevada Wolf Pack makes statement win against New Mexico

RENO – Pretty in pink. Nevada donned pink uniforms this week as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser, and the Pack put together two of its most dominating performances of the season, including Saturday’s 82-65 demolition of New Mexico before a crowd of 10,727 at Lawlor Events Center and a national television audience.

Carson City Free and Accepted Masons install 2017 officers

Carson Lodge No. 1, Free and Accepted Masons recently held its annual Installation of Officers for 2017. Grand Master of Masons in Nevada Gerald Ogle (front row left) presided over the installation. Carson Lodge No. 1 is preparing for its annual Charity Poker Night to be held on April 29 to raise funds for youth organizations in Carson City.

Carson City birth announcements for Jan. 1-19, 2017

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center: To Heather and Sean Frost of Washoe Valley, Sean Douglas Frost, born Jan. 1, 2017, weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces.

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Brenden Thomas goes to the bucket against South Tahoe Saturday afternoon in Dayton.

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Trevor Burrows (34) puts up a shot against the South Tahoe Vikings Saturday at Dayton High.

Carson High wrestlers take third at Placer Duals leads prep roundup

The Carson High wrestling team took third place Saturday at the Placer Dual Tournament in Auburn, Calif.

Darrell Moody: Former Carson High School star Jennifer Purcell named to preseason All-American team

Former Carson High softball standout Jennifer Purcell has been named to the 2017 Preseason Division I All-American team, according to Fastpitch News.

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Nevada guard Lindsey Drew brings the ball downcourt in the second half against New Mexico.

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Jenni Cartwright, Natalie Wood and Katie Feser talk during Books & Brews on Saturday, Jan. 28. The Carson City Library is hosting a monthly book club at Comma Coffee. The monthly club, Books & Brews, provides Carson City residents the opportunity to meet new people and learn about different book titles while also enjoying the amenities that Comma Coffee has to offer. Photo by Shannon Litz/Nevada Photo Source

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Books & Brews organizer Ashley McGuire, from the Carson City Library, listens to discussion at Comma Coffee on Saturda. The group discussed "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro. The Carson City Library is hosting a monthly book club at Comma Coffee. The monthly club, Books & Brews, provides Carson City residents the opportunity to meet new people and learn about different book titles.

Marcus Marshall plays facilitator for Pack | Nevada Wolf Pack notebook

RENO — Even when he was scoring at will earlier this season, Nevada senior guard Marcus Marshall always said he let the game come to him.

Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball puts on a show says Joe Santoro

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team wanted to put on a show on Saturday afternoon.

Nevada prison inmate convicted of burglary dies at hospital

The Nevada Department of Corrections says a 63-year-old inmate convicted of burglary has died at a Reno hospital.

Extended-stay RV park heads to Supervisors; State of the City address Monday

The Carson City Board of Supervisors this week will hear an appeal of a special use permit for an extended-stay RV park. The permit was approved by the Planning Commission in November and is being appealed by a nearby property owner and the Airport Authority, which joined the appeal at the appellant’s request.

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Nevada archivist Jeff Kintop, right center, talks to librarians from the Republic of Belarus during their tour the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records in Carson City, Nev. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The group is traveling the United States as part of a three-week, multi-state tour to learn about the educational, social and economic impact of public libraries in American society. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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At the Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records, administrators showcased the State’s archives and library with a personal walking tour Wednesday morning.

Friday, January 27

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Augustus Koch's 1875 cartograph of Carson City is homed in Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkley.

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Ryan Maw was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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‘Snow Bird,’ taken by Bob Hilderbrand on Monday morning.

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Jordan Caroline is fouled against Fresno State last Saturday.

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D.J. Fenner floats a shot over a Fresno State defender last Saturday.

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Dayton’s Jonathan Ply (51) passes off to teammate Carson Crosby (15) as Fallon’s Brenden Larson (20) and Dalton Kaady (10) try to guard.

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Jayden DeJoseph drives to the hoop Friday night against Galena.

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Senator junior Trent Robison puts up a layup Friday night against Galena in Reno.

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Senator junior Trent Robison puts up a layup Friday night against Galena in Reno.

Man arrested after threatening others with a knife 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. THURSDAY At 11:04 a.m., Colton Corrales, 23, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony parole and probation hold, felony providing false identification to avoid prosecution, trespassing and tampering with a motor vehicle after deputies responded to reports of a man trying to break into vehicles near the 700 block of Hot Springs Road. Bail was set at $5,400.

Grammy winner headed to trial

A Washoe County Grammy Award winner will go to trial in June on charges he sold methamphetamine. Randy C. Cantor, 58, was arrested in May 2016 in the Mont Bleu Casino Parking Lot in Stateline for allegedly selling 57.9 grams of methamphetamine. He denied the charges Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.

Parks weighs in on Sandoval’s plan to reduce prison overcrowding

The senator who 10 years ago oversaw the effort to reduce Nevada’s inmate population said Thursday he welcomes the governor’s plan to speed the parole process and invest in programs to reduce recidivism. The proposed budget says changes are needed because Nevada’s system is at capacity and will need up to 700 more inmate beds over the coming biennium.

CAN’T HOLD THE LINE

RENO - Three stats — field goal percentage, free throw percentage and turnovers — told the Carson High story Friday night.

Prep roundup: Douglas boys can’t hold lead; CHS girls fall

MINDEN — Brandon Concepcion scored nine of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to help Bishop Manogue rally for a key 51-45 Sierra League victory at Douglas Friday night.

Pack looks for sweep against New Mexico | Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball

RENO — Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman has been asked continually if Josh Hall would return to the starting line-up now he’s healthy again.

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Fallon’s Brynlee Shults and Dayton’s Kallie Strong fight for a rebound.

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Dayton’s Jonathan Ply (51) passes off to teammate Carson Crosby (15) as Fallon’s Brenden Larson (20) and Dalton Kaady (10) try to guard.

Dayton boys, girls fall

FALLON — The Fallon Greenwave broke their string of losses Friday with a 59-47 win against the Dayton Dust Devils.

2 lawmakers seek law to exempt tampons from sales tax

Two freshman Democratic state lawmakers say they want the Nevada Legislature to get rid of what they call an unfair sales tax on feminine hygiene products. State Sen. Yvanna Cancela and Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui said Thursday they’re introducing measures in Carson City to make products such as tampons and sanitary napkins tax-exempt.

Thomas Patrick Tarpey

Thomas Patrick Tarpey, 68, of Sparks, Nevada passed away on January 11, 2017 after waging a valiant battle against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

‘The Vagina Monologues’ playing in Carson City to help victims of domestic violence

Three performances of “The Vagina Monologues” will benefit victims of domestic violence in Carson City.

Carson City Photography Club to meet Jan. 31

The Carson City Photography Club is meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Attendees are asked to use the west entrance.

Sierra Place Senior Living in Carson City hosting free events

From dancing to gardening, a range of free activities are planned at Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway.

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D.J. Fenner floats a shot over a Fresno State defender on Saturday.

Roberts steals spotlight again

RENO — It was the stolen base heard around the world.

Nevada high court upholds out-of-court foreclosure process

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the use of an out-of-court foreclosure process that helped investors acquire homeowner association properties at reduced prices during the Great Recession.

John P. (Jack) Crawford

Jack Crawford was born in McGill, Nevada, to Patrick (Pat) and Mary (Mae) Crawford. Pat and Mae were Irish immigrants from County Down, Northern Ireland.

Clyde R. Johnson

Clyde R. Johnson, 70 of Gardnerville passed away on January 25, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations. 775-888-6800

Ranger Wilson

Ranger Wilson, 64 of Carson City passed away January 26, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations. 775-888-6800

Goodsprings remains little changed by modern times

Tucked away in the folds of the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada is the former mining town of Goodsprings, which has largely managed to escape the rapid growth and vast changes that have occurred in the region in recent decades.

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Churchill County's Julie Guerrero hangs work by photographer Dennis Doyle for the upcoming open house. Self-taught with 20 years' experience, local artist Doyle captures images throughout the west.

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Northside Early Learning Center Principal John Johnson lets students get the wiggles out, letting them Silly String him. In the background are Alison Telles-Gutierrez, left, and Atticus Mayer. Treasa Pursley's class won the General Mills Box Top funding competition.

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Northside Early Learning Center Principal John Johnson lets students get the wiggles out, letting them Silly String him. In the background are Alison Telles-Gutierrez, left, and Atticus Mayer. Treasa Pursley's class won the General Mills Box Top funding competition.

Churchill County School District survey research is in

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss the recent community and staff perception survey results.

Churchill County open house in Fallon shows passion for art, dialogue

A Churchill County open house featuring numerous local artists is Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the county administration building on Taylor St.

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Churchill County's Julie Guerrero hangs work by photographer Dennis Doyle for the upcoming open house. Self-taught with 20 years' experience, local artist Doyle captures images throughout the west.

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Officer Sam Ugalde was recently sworn into the Fallon Police Department.From left are Chief Kevin Gehman, Ugalde and Mayor Ken Tedford.

Is marijuana OK for pets’ use?

Recently the use of recreational marijuana was approved in Nevada. State lawmakers will appropriate the money received in taxes for the school system. I am absolutely thrilled that our students may be reaping the benefits from its sale. I wondered if the use of marijuana included pets using it.

William “Billy” Bendle

William “Billy” Bendle, 60, of Carson City, NV, formerly of Amsterdam, OH, passed away January 21 at his home.

Rick Edmund Mann

Rick Edmund Mann, 64, beloved husband, father and brother passed away January 22, 2017 at home. Rick was born February 20, 1952 to Maurice and Charlotte (Coveau) Mann.

Thursday, January 26

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Carson City’s Wungnema House in the snow, as viewed from the northeast.

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BGCWN Executive Director Katie Leao presents Oakland Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice with the Carson Valley Comunity Recognition Award Thursday night at the Governor's Mansion.

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2016-17 Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada Youth of the Year Natalie Ontiveros, left, poses with last year's winner Autumn Cuellar and Executive Director Katie Leao Thursday night at the annual awards banquet.

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Harmon Reservoir is coming to life with more water.

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Harmon Reservoir is one of four reservoirs in the valley that has enough storage space for excess runoff if Lahontan Reservoir fills up.

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Excessive vegetation in the Carson River could block water to cause localized flooding.

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A canal system in the Stillwater area east of Fallon could deliver thousands of acre feet of water to the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge to mitigate any potential flooding.

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Eleanor Romeo, a 9-year-old competitor for the National Archery in the Schools Program team at Fritsch Elementary School, lines up a shot during practice on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Photo by Kevin Clifford/Nevada Photo Source

Nevada showed its simply the best in MWC

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The best men’s basketball team in the Mountain West plays its home games at Lawlor Events Center.

Douglas County adds charges on to men who were arrested on suspicion of burglary in Carson City

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrested two men suspected of committing multiple residential burglaries around the two counties in the last week. The burglaries happened in Douglas County on White Oak Loop in the Arbor Gardens subdivision, Fremont Avenue and Melbourne Way, both in the Johnson Lane area. In the Carson area, the suspects allegedly burglarized homes on Crain Street, and in the area of Long and Mountain Streets.

Two arrested following burglaries, 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. WEDNESDAY At 6:55 a.m., Haywood Moye, 47, of Reno was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a stolen vehicle, domestic battery warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies responded to reports of a man knocking on doors and threatening residents near the 800 block of Travis Drive. Bail was set at $4,000.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks suspect in credit card heist

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking help identifying a suspect in a stolen credit card incident. On Jan. 16, an unknown female was captured on video using a stolen credit card that was taken during a vehicle burglary earlier that day. The female was seen using the card at a local business and a Reno-area fast food restaurant.

Lawmakers approved cash to jump-start recreational marijuana regs

The Legislative Interim Finance committee on Thursday approved $887,491 in contingency funds to jump start the Taxation Department’s program to regulate, license and manage the new recreational marijuana law.

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Morgan McAlexander and Dalton Kaady (left and right respectively) defend against Craig Smith (center) during a Greenwave practice session.

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Hannah Evans shoots a basket as Hannah Hitchcock prepares for the rebound during a warmup drill in a Lady Wave practice.

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Chandler McAlexander (center) passes the ball to Brynlee Shults (left) as Kaitlyn Hunter defends the basket.

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Participants in the 2016 Nevada Wildfire Awareness races ran in both Washoe and Clark Counties to bring awareness of fire danger and to raise funds for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. This year’s event is May 13 at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. Photo courtesy of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

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Skiing off the south peak out of Virginia Lakes gives this skier a breath taking view.

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Nevada’s Marcus Marshall (1) looks to the basket past Boise State’s Justinian Jessup (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, on Wednesday.

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Republican State Senator Ben Kieckhefer speaks at the National School Choice week rally at the capitol Wednesday morning.

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Students, parents and teachers across the state rally at the capitol Wednesday morning to support educational choice.

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Republican State SenatorScott Hammond speaks at the National School Choice week rally at the capitol Wednesday morning.

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Stay-at-home Nevadan mother Stephanie Black promotes educational choice through her speech during Wednesday morning's rally at the capitol.

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Ashley Peterson, student of Alpine Academy in Sparks, gives a speech about her support for educational choice in the state.

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Lisa Graham Keegan, Senior Advisor of the National School Choice Week program speaks at the rally at the capitol Wednesday morning.

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The Lyon County district attorney said a deputy was justified in using deadly force against a Reno man in a February 2016 shooting in Silver Springs.

Nevada gas prices remain steady

Average retail gasoline prices in Nevada have not move in the past week, averaging $2.46 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,130 gas outlets in Nevada.

Churchill County School District survey research is in

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss the recent community and staff perception survey results.

Churchill County open house in Fallon shows passion for art, dialogue

A Churchill County open house featuring numerous local artists is Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the county administration building on Taylor St.

Time to gather your investment tax forms

The holidays are now a month behind us, which means it’s about time for another season: Tax Season. While you may not find it particularly festive, you can get through this season with a minimum of stress – if you’re organized. That means, among other things, you’ll need to gather the correct forms in one place. And right about now, you should be receiving many of the forms you’ll need – specifically, those tax forms related to your investments.

Overcoming roadblocks to retirement

In your life, you will want to take many journeys. Some are physical – perhaps you’ll finally visit the French Riviera or the Caribbean. Others involve personal growth – one day, you’ll finally become fluent in that foreign language you’ve been studying. But of all the destinations you can identify, few will be as important as retirement – specifically, a comfortable retirement. And that’s why it’s so important to consider the “roadblocks” you might encounter on your road to the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned.

Court News

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

Tickets remain for the Bill Charlap Trio

There are still some seats available for the performance by the talented Bill Charlap and his amazing trio who will perform in the Barkley Theatre at the Oats Park Art Center tomorrow evening.

Vikings skirt past Wave

The Greenwave basketball team braving winter mountain roads was worth it Tuesday, as they arrived for a hard-fought competition against the South Tahoe Vikings.

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING Mono County’s Eastern Sierra

MONO COUNTY, Calif. — For skiers and snowboarders with the desire and ability to venture beyond the ski area boundaries of Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, Mono County offers some of the country’s best backcountry skiing.

Registration open for multi-hour trail event

Registration is open for the Northern Nevada Wildfire Awareness Multi-hour Trail Event in Reno, hosted by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Desert Sky Adventures.

Fallon sinks Lady Vikings at Tahoe

Fallon’s girls’ basketball team continued its run for the top seat in the Northern 3A playoffs Tuesday, cutting through South Tahoe 59-31.

Which baseball path is right for high school seniors?

The man who changed the course of the American League Championship Series and then followed up with an encore performance of turning around one of the most dysfunctional teams in baseball made a trip to the Silver State last week.

Wolf Pack back on top after Boise victory

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The best men’s basketball team in the Mountain West plays its home games at Lawlor Events Center.

Where to put the water?

Since December Lahontan Valley ranchers and farmers have been euphoric because of the increasing snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that will eventually fill Lahontan Reservoir.

RALLYING AROUND CHOICE

Dancing and whirling with yellow scarves to a hit made famous by Justin Timberlake, hundreds of students, teachers, parents and other supporters gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday morning to rally for educational choice in schools.

Wolf Pack opens up offense in 2nd half

BOISE, Idaho — For about 27 minutes, the first-place Mountain West Conference showdown between Nevada and Boise State lived up to the hype.

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Republican State SenatorScott Hammond speaks at the National School Choice week rally at the capitol Wednesday morning.

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Stay-at-home Nevadan mother Stephanie Black promotes educational choice through her speech during Wednesday morning's rally at the capitol.

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Ashley Peterson, student of Alpine Academy in Sparks, gives a speech about her support for educational choice in the state.

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Hundreds of students and supporters gather at the capitol Wednesday morning to rally for educational choice.

Nevada Humane Society holding ‘50 Shades of Spay’ campaign in February

No litters, baby! That’s the goal with Nevada Humane Society’s newest campaign, 50 Shades of Spay, which caters to Northern Nevada’s four-legged females this February

Kiwanis Club of Dayton to highlight Greenhouse Project at Feb. 1 meeting

A presentation about The Greenhouse Project at Carson High School is planned at the next Kiwanis Club of Dayton Township meeting.

Dayton Valley Branch Library holding 20th anniversary celebration

The Dayton Valley Library and Friends of the Library will cohost an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Dayton Valley Branch Library.

Comedy show at Carson City Nugget on Friday is canceled

The Carson Comedy show by Will C scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Carson Nugget is canceled.

Annual Carson River Watershed Management Forum to return Feb. 21-23

The chance to learn about what goes into managing, conserving and protecting the Carson River watershed and its floodplains and natural resources will be offered in a free forum.

In Loving Memory - Desi LaMotte

Lovingly remembered by South High Class of ‘65, friends and wife.

Lora Alice Haines Godbout Veltum

Lora Alice Veltum was born on September 24,1931 in Notus, Idaho to Claude Luther Haines and Ada Olive Pennington Haines.

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Nevada's D.J. Fenner (15) defends the ball from Boise State's Justinian Jessup during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Nevada won 76-57. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Nevada's D.J. Fenner (15) defends the ball from Boise State's Justinian Jessup during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Nevada won 76-57. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall (1) looks to the basket past Boise State's Justinian Jessup (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Carson's Brandon Basa on his way to defeating Douglas standout Kindel Isham in a 120 pound match Wednesday night at CHS.

Wednesday, January 25

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United Blood Services' Amanda Moreno checks on Carson High junior Logan Smedes as he gives blood Wednesday afternoon in the CHS library.

Sheriff’s Ormsby Room to be warming shelter in Carson City this weekend

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will open as a warming shelter this weekend for the homeless population in Carson.

Nevada community colleges to get more funding for hi-tech | 2017 Nevada Legislature

Between funding generated by enrollment growth and a formula change that will provide more money per credit hour for career and technical education programs, Nevada’s community college presidents say they will be in better financial shape for the coming budget cycle.

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‘Autumn at Galena’ and other pieces by Erik Holland can be seen in a display hosted by the Nevada Press Association.

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Director Richard Doede and the Capital City Community Band are getting ready to present their annual Support the Band concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. The free concert is an annual fundraiser and donations are appreciated to keep the band operating. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to enjoy the program, which is comprised of requested favorites. For more information, call Doede at 775-883-2219.

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Noah Shek’s untitled collage book made of paper and copper wire.

Student work highlighted in ‘ART from WNC,’ in Carson City

Twenty-one student artists from Western Nevada College are showcasing their artistic virtuosity in a new display in Carson City.

Free ‘Support the Band’ fundraiser concert by Capital City Community Band to return

Director Richard Doede and the Capital City Community Band are getting ready to present their annual Support the Band concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. The free concert is an annual fundraiser and donations are appreciated to keep the band operating. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to enjoy the program, which is comprised of requested favorites. For information, call Doede at 775-883-2219.

Nevada Press Association in Carson City hosting ‘Iconic Nevada’ art display

The Nevada Press Association is hosting “Iconic Nevada: Plein Air Paintings from Around the State,” a show and sale of works by Erik Holland.

Carson City area live entertainment for Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2017

Highway 42 at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office offers Safe Zone for merchandise exchanges

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is continuing its Citizens Safe Zone, to help residents make safe merchandise exchanges.

Carson wrestling beats Douglas for league title

It wasn’t easy, but Carson High’s wrestling team defended its Sierra League wrestling title with a 43-34 Senior Night win over Douglas at Morse Burley Gym on Wednesday night.

Nevada takes top spot in the MW

BOISE, Idaho — For about 27 minutes, the first-place Mountain West Conference showdown between Nevada and Boise State lived up to the hype.

3 arrests made in Carson City burglaries

Detectives from Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office worked a joint investigation Wednesday involving multiple residential burglaries between the two counties. A total of three arrests were made. The investigation led detectives to Dayton, where two suspects were located in possession of a large amount of stolen property from several burglaries.

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Phyllis Bendure beams as she sits with her photo with Gov. Sandoval at the State of the State last week.

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WW II Veteran Phyllis Bendure reacts as she is presented with a photo of herself with Governor Brian Sandoval Wednesday.

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Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell presents Robert Smith with a certificate Wednesday at Sierra Place Senior Living.

DA: Lyon deputy justified in fatal shooting of Reno man

The Lyon County district attorney announced today his office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Tristan Conti, 19, of Reno, on Feb. 25, 2016.

Man arrested on 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. TUESDAY At 4:41 p.m., Dennis Adair, 67, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony fugitive from justice after deputies responded to reports of a welfare check at the Highway 50 Arco gas station. Bail was set at $35,000.

Carson City Sheriff’s arrests Carson Middle School student for making threats

A Carson Middle School student has been arrested following threats against the school. Officials were made aware of the threats Jan. 12. Superintendent Richard Stokes said the district could not disclose exactly what those threats were or how they were made.

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Mountain tops East of Los Angeles are covered with snow seen from Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. After years of drought and barren slopes, skiers and boarders have a bonanza of snow at resorts from the Sierra Nevada to the mountain ranges of Southern California following a barrage of storms. East of Los Angeles, the Bear Mountain-Snow Summit resorts report their largest January total, 70 inches, while Mountain High says the latest storm dropped the most snow in five years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

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Dennis Rogers stands next to a flooded trail along Los Gatos Creek after a series of storms Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Los Gatos, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Molly McConville, left, and Dennis Rogers stand next to a flooded trail along Los Gatos Creek after a series of storms Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Los Gatos , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Chris Buchanan watches the overflow at a dam on Vasona Lake after a series of storms Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Los Gatos , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Robert Lee Fannin

Robert Lee Fannin, 69 of Carson City passed away on January 23, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Barbara Sue McCormack

Barbara Sue McCormack, 71 of Carson City passed away on January 22, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Bobbie Ruth Hamlett

Bobbie Ruth Hamlett, 76 of Carson City passed away on January 23, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

James C. Truesdell

James C. Truesdell, age 90, died January 21, 2017 in Yerington, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Mark Vitner, Managing Director and Senior Economist for Wells Fargo Securities speaks on the economic outlook for Carson City at the chamber luncheon on Tuesday.

Nevada State Museum in Carson City hosting lecture on history of underwear

Starting with the Egyptians and through the millennia, a lecture Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Nevada State Museum will reveal fascinating facts about corsetry, panties and shorts, petticoats, bustles, farthingales and other undergarments men and women have worn throughout Western civilization.

Daniel ‘Danny’ Russel Lipscombe

Daniel ‘Danny’ Russel Lipscombe, age 26 of Reno, passed away on January 16, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home.

Carson City’s Proscenium Players recruiting directors for upcoming season

Proscenium Players, Inc. (PPI) is accepting proposals until March 1 from directors who would like to work on productions for the 2017-2018 season.

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FILE - In this May 5, 2016, file photo, state Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, D-Albuquerque, speaks at a press conference by the Democratic Party of New Mexico in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. Caballero has introduced a bill that would prohibit New Mexico police departments or sheriff's offices from cooperating with federal agents in deporting immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

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President Donald Trump takes the cap off a pen before signing executive order for immigration actions to build border wall during a visit to the Homeland Security Department in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Scenes of the devastating White Winter of 1889-90, which appeared in the February 1890 issue of Harper's Weekly.

Trump moves to build border wall, cut sanctuary city funds

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration policies Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.”

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Montana artist Jerry Iverson will be at the E.I. Wigand Gallery at Oats Park on Saturday.

Gerhard (Gary) Fikse

Gerhard (Gary) Fikse, 78, passed away January 16th, after a short illness.

Rita Louise Morningstar

Rita Louise Morningstar, born July 25, 1954, passed away January 21, 2017.

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Taking advantage of the fresh snow and sun, a cross country skier glides through Mills Park on Tuesday afternoon.

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Dee and Lee Ramsey submitted this photo of a bobcat dallying on their deck on the west side of Carson City on Jan. 14.

Tuesday, January 24

Overview of proposed $26 billion state budget under way | 2017 Nevada Legislature

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s chief of staff and finance director on Tuesday began the process of laying out the recommended $26.14 billion state budget. The two biggest pieces of that total are the $7.9 billion in General Fund cash and the $9 billion in federal money for the Department of Health and Human services.

First place on the line for Pack

First place in the Mountain West Conference will be at stake today when Nevada (16-4, 5-2) visits Boise State (12-6, 5-2). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CBS Network/ESPN Radio 94.3) at Taco Bell Arena.

Sandoval sets aside funding for Tule Springs State Park

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s governor is proposing setting aside property for a new state park next to a newly created national monument in the North Las Vegas area.

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Local winners of the ElksNational Hoop Shoot, pictured are: Eric Platz, Dayna Myrehn, AL Babb, regional director, Amani Brund and Quentin Beck

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Carson's Lauren Lemburg drives to the hoop against Douglas' Madison Smalley Friday night at Morse Burley Gym.

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Senator Tez Allen drives the baseline against Douglas' Tre Jackson Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.

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Senator Jayden DeJoseph goes in for a stuff against Douglas Friday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.

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Gabby and Anton make no-bake power ball cookies at Sierra Chef Culinary Center in Gardnerville.

Recipe: No-bake power ball cookies by Sierra Chef’s Cynthia Ferris-Bennett

One of my favorite things about teaching cooking classes at Sierra Chef are my Kids Classes. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a child realize his or her culinary potential. When children understand they can cook for themselves and others, it’s an eye-opening experience!

‘Team’ Carson rallies against Douglas girls

Never mind the Carson Senators took over sole possession of second-place in the Sierra League girls basketball race Tuesday night with a 42-32 win against rival Douglas.

Local roundup: Virginia City wins; Elks hoops winners

SILVER SPRINGS — Virginia City picked up an impressive nonleague win to build momentum for a key league confrontation by beating Silver Stage 48-43 on Tuesday.

Senators just able to hold off Tigers

Carson High’s basketball team completed a first-round sweep of the Sierra League with a narrow 45-41 win over arch-rival Douglas Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

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Two suspects are sought in a purse snatching.

Woman arrested on suspicion of possession of firearm by felon 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 2:38 p.m., Jessica Juarez, 36, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony firearm by a prohibited person, felony possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of metal knuckles after conducting an investigation near the 1900 block of N. Carson Street. Bail was set at $30,000.

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In this photo taken Nov. 17, 2016, Judge Thomas Hardiman, federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is seen in Washington. President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days. The leading contenders, who all have met with Trump, are Hardiman, William Pryor and Neil Gorsuch, the person said, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to speak publicly about internal decisions. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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This photo provided by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shows Judge Neil Gorsuch. President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days. The leading contenders, who all have met with Trump, are Gorsuch, William Pryor and Thomas Hardiman, the person said, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to speak publicly about internal decisions. (10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals via AP)

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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, Judge William Pryor, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit speaks in Washington. President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days. The leading contenders, who all have met with Trump, are William Pryor, Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman, the person said, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to speak publicly about internal decisions. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

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President Donald Trump answers a question about the Supreme Court after signing a series of executive orders,Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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In this photo taken on Monday, Jan., 23, 2017, a snowboarder rides down a slope at Mountain High in Wrightwood, Calif., where several ski lifts were on hold due to ice and wind through out the day. Mountain High received between two to three feet of fresh snow and the "largest snow received in the last five years" according to a press release from the ski resort. (David Pardo/The Daily Press via AP)

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Mountain tops East of Los Angeles are covered with snow seen from Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. After years of drought and barren slopes, skiers and boarders have a bonanza of snow at resorts from the Sierra Nevada to the mountain ranges of Southern California following a barrage of storms. East of Los Angeles, the Bear Mountain-Snow Summit resorts report their largest January total, 70 inches, while Mountain High says the latest storm dropped the most snow in five years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Fact Check: Coca-Cola not recalling Dasani water

NEW YORK — Coca-Cola has not issued a recall for Dasani and says the water is safe to drink, despite a false story shared on social media that claimed bottles were found contaminated with a parasite. The story posted online said a “clear parasite worm” was found in bottles of Dasani across the country. It said the incident sent several hundred people to the hospital with symptoms of illness.

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The Soda-Lake-Carson River watershed will receive funding to help landowners improve water quality.

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The Sheckler Reservoir watershed is one of four in Churchill County chosen for improvements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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The Sheckler Reservoir watershed is one of four in Churchill County chosen for improvements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

USDA lends $33M to local watersheds for water improvement

Out of the 197 watersheds in the country, four in Nevada were chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to invest $33 million to help landowners improve water quality through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).

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The Greenwave wrestling team placed four in last weekend's California Invitational Tournament in Morro Bay, Calif.

Four wrestlers place as Fallon heads into league duals

In the final tune-up before facing 3A competition, the Greenwave wrestling team returned to the prominent and tough California Invitational Tournament in Morro Bay, Calif., on Saturday.

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Dalton Kaady lets the ball fly during the Greenwave's game at Lowry.

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Kenna Hamlin (32) races to the net against Lowry's Alyssa Kuskie during Fallon's Friday game in Winnemucca.

Fallon falls to Buckaroos

The Lowry High School boys basketball team continues to make strides to securing a playoff berth for the regional tournament next month in Winnemucca.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeking suspects in purse snatching

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in a purse snatching.

Lady Wave outlasts Lowry

The battle for supremacy in the Northern 3A was at stake on Friday night in Winnemucca, and the Lowry High School girls basketball team and Fallon did not disappoint the large crowd in attendance for Winterfest.

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Two retired community college presidents believe the two-year colleges such as WNC would best be served by a separate board rather than the current structure.

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Sletten Construction’s Josh Guisti, left, explains the new detention facility’s different areas to tour participants including County Manager Eleanor Lockwood, center, and Commissioner Pete Olsen, right.

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Western Nevada College will receive funding for most of their programs as outlined in the governor's budget.

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Most locations in western Nevada have experienced a wet January with rain and snow. Snow has buried the Sierra range, while beds of water including an area between Leeteville Junction and Lahontan Reservoir now dot the desert landscape. The weatherman is calling for sunny skies on Wednesday with a chance of rain or snow on Thursday. Friday will revert back to mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the 30s, and morning lows will be between 15-20 degrees.

Should community colleges split?

Two of Nevada’s retired community college presidents say the proposed higher education budget won’t come close to enabling those schools to train the workers needed by Tesla and other high-tech companies moving to Nevada.

New Churchill County jail located in Fallon on track

Churchill County’s new detention center is still on target to be completed this fall, and Sletten Construction hosted a tour Monday of its current progress.

Water everywhere

Most locations in western Nevada have experienced a wet January with rain and snow. Snow has buried the Sierra range, while beds of water including an area between Leeteville Junction and Lahontan Reservoir now dot the desert landscape. The weatherman is calling for sunny skies on Wednesday with a chance of rain or snow on Thursday. Friday will revert back to mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the 30s, and morning lows will be between 15-20 degrees.

WNC Fallon benefits from governor’s budget

The Restore Our College Campus Committee met Jan. 18 to discuss Gov. Brian Sandoval’s State of the State address that granted what the committee said was everything Western Nevada College desired for education.

Students honored on Western Nevada College fall 2016 dean’s list

Western Nevada College’s fall 2016 dean’s list boasts the following 297 students. For consideration, students must complete at least 12 units during the semester and accumulate a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher.

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A Waste Management truck is stuck in the snow during the snowstorms of last week.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval looks to expedite parole process

Gov. Brian Sandoval wants to avoid building a new prison to reduce overcrowding in Nevada’s correctional system by speeding up the process for releasing as many as 400 inmates eligible for parole. The plans outlined in Sandoval’s budget were discussed during a briefing last week.

Janice S. O’Connell

Janice S. O’Connell, 68, passed away January 18, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. 775-882-4965

Claudia Ann West

This beautiful, charismatic woman blessed this world with her love and grace. She touched the lives of many with her wisdom and kindness.

Ronald (Ron) David Stillwell

Ron passed away peacefully at Carson Tahoe Hospital with his wife and daughter by his bedside.

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Nevada's DJ Fenner shows off the Wolf Pack's pink uniforms on Monday.

Judith Ann Marinel

Born August 9th, 1951 in San Angelo Texas to Paul and Marion Peet. Judith grew up in Modesto California, where she graduated from high school and attended Modesto Junior College. She went on an adventure to Thailand in 1972 where she taught English and met and married Laurence Marinel in 1973.

James “Jim” Richard Sasso

Jim, a resident of Carson City, NV, passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 82.

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Kathleen Bobula, 10, of Dayton (left) makes her first ceramic basket as her mother, Tearra Bobula, looks on and Marisa Biale of Carson City works on her basket.

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A photo of a typical small town main street in the United States of America. Features old brick buildings with specialty shops and restaurants. Decorated with spring flowers and American flags.

Jake Alan Ruz

Jake Alan Ruz left this world to be with our Lord January 16, 2017.

Monday, January 23

Woman arrested after allegedly threatening to stab man 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 WEDNESDAY At 12:15 p.m., a 39-year-old Mound House man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, obstructing a peace officer, suspended registration and expired insurance after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Robinson and Minnesota streets. Bail was set at $4,290.

Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball needs to regain its identity says Joe Santoro

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is losing its identity.

Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball going pink to support cancer fight

College basketball coaches across the nation teamed up with the American Cancer Association all the way back in 1993 to raise money in the fight against the deadly disease.

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Almost 6 inches of snow fell in Carson City during Sunday night's storm.

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Snow from Sunday's storm fills a wheelbarrow on the westside of Carson City on Monday morning.

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Marty McGarry, Yolanda Garcia, Patricia Hernandez, Sharon Thurman and Ruth Vaughan enjoy the annual Feast of Chocolate fundraiser for the American Association of University Women. The event is returning to the Plaza Hotel & Event Center on Feb. 11.

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FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Beside McCarran are statues of Roger Williams of Rhode Island, middle, and John Hanson, president of the Continental Congress from Maryland during the era of the American Revolution. Nevada's three Democratic House members have written a letter to Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leaders asking them to take action to provide for the removal of the statue of McCarran from the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, alleging that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Donations sought for annual 4-H fabric & rummage sale in Carson City

Area 4-H members are on the lookout for donations of fabric and sewing notions and clean, usable household items.

Misfits Theater Group in Dayton holding auditions for upcoming play

The Misfits Theater Group in Dayton is holding auditions for its upcoming production, “Meet the Weavers.”

Bingo, Taco Night and other events planned at Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge

Play bingo with the Tahoe Douglas Elks on Friday, Feb. 3 at Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City holding Ladies Day Jan. 28

Ladies Day at the Greenhouse Garden Center on Jan. 28 will include lunch, wine tasting, live music and a flurry of presentations.

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Snow from Sunday's storm fills a wheelbarrow on the westside of Carson City on Monday morning.

Robert Paul Thurston

Robert Paul Thurston, 68 of Carson City passed away on January 19, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Richard Allen Jordan

Richard Allen Jordan passed into his Father’s loving arms on January 19th, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Ethan John Liddell

Ethan John Liddell, age 22, passed away on January 17, 2017. Ethan was born to Tawny Payne-Liddell and John Liddell, and was raised in Carson City and Minden, Nevada. As a fifth generation Nevadan, Ethan was an avid cowboy and enjoyed nothing more than rodeo, riding horses, roping, and working on ranches wherever he was needed.

Dayton man defends keeping McCarran statue in Washington

DAYTON — A Nevada man who was a teenager when he saw Sen. Pat McCarran die from a heart attack after a speech in 1954 is speaking out against a push by three U.S. House members to remove his statute from the U.S. Capitol because of his racist reputation.

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D.J. Fenner floats a shot over a Fresno State defender on Saturday.

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John Carlson controls the basketball for Nevada against Fresno State on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center in Reno.

School information

Churchill County School District: Schools will open as scheduled. Some buses are running behind schedule because of the roads.

Monday weather: Storms diminishing throughout the area

Fallon Today A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday road report. Controls on most roads

For updated conditions call 511 or go to http://nvroads.com/icx/pages/incidentlist.aspx. With storms still in the area, plan accordingly and check for the latest information.

Sunday, January 22

Saturday, January 21

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A group of Native American women hold a banner in downtown Reno Saturday morning.

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About 500 people joined in the women's march in Stateline on Saturday.

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A young woman holds a scarf showing her support for Planned Parenthood.

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About 500 people joined in the women's march in Stateline on Saturday.

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Thousands of people showed up for the Women's March on Washington in Reno Saturday.

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Marchers make their way across the Virginia St. bridge and into City Plaza in downtown Reno Saturday morning.

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The rear of a Honda Fit was crushed in a Tuesday afternoon collision at Johnson Lane and Highway 395 that claimed the life of a toddler.

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About 500 people joined in the women's march in Stateline on Saturday.

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Marchers make their way across the Virginia St. bridge and into City Plaza in downtown Reno Saturday morning.

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A Navy F-18 flies over Reno right as the Women's March on Washington got underway in Reno Saturday morning.

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A young woman holds a scarf showing her support for Planned Parenthood.

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Protestors march down Virginia St. Saturday morning in Reno. Police were told to expect 3000 people but estimates are saying possibly 10,000 were in attendance.

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Carson HIgh School teacher Charles Mann is the contact for Valentine’s Day flowers to benefit the CHS Floral Program.

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Nathan Gonzales signing up for the National Honors Society upcoming blood drive

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RE/MAX Realty Affiliates-Carson City, the Maggert team at Guild Mortgage in Minden and Steve and Wendy Kaplan, owners of Carson City Square, recently raised over $2,200 for Food for Thought, Inc. The nonprofit organization provides weekend food to local children, most of them homeless, participating in the subsidized meal programs at school. Now in its 11th year in Carson City, Food for Thought also runs a summer program that provides healthy lunches to children at two locations during the summer. To make a donation, call Marlene Maffei, executive director of Food for Thought, at 775-885-7770.

Darrell Moody: Mountain West schedule does not seem to be that fair

Can I just say I hate the Mountain West schedule? I’m not a fan of unbalanced schedules, and the computer-generated MW schedule drives me nuts.

Fresno State finishes off sweep against Nevada

RENO – The Cardiac Kids almost did it again.

Prep roundup: Dayton boys fall to Spring Creek

SPRING CREEK — The Dayton boys basketball played Spring Creek tough Saturday before falling 65-51 on the road on Saturday.

2017 Legislature: Six days of budget hearings begin Monday

Lawmakers begin the process of reviewing the governor’s proposed budget on Monday, the first of six days of hearings before the subcommittee composed of members of the two money committees. They will begin with Finance Director Jim Wells’ overview of the budget and the capital improvement projects proposed by Gov. Brian Sandoval for the coming two years.

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Marcus Marshall pushes the basketball for Nevada against Fresno State on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

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A police car was stuffed with $4,500 worth of food, plus $612 in cash, on Jan. 7 to benefit the Dayton Food Pantry. Alie Trier, Dayton Food Pantry manager, thanks pantry volunteers and the Lyon Sheriff’s Department and the Volunteers in Policing, as well as Smith’s in Dayton and area residents who contributed. For information about the pantry, call 775-246-7834, or go to healthycomm.org.

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Student Charles Darby works in the Machine Tool Technology lab at Western Nevada College on March 14, 2016.

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Carson Montessori School students collect food for FISH.

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First and fourth grade students at Carson Montessori School held a food drive to benefit Friends In Service Helping. After food was collected, the students put their engineering minds to work and built a giant slice of a pie with the food.

Joe Santoro: Can’t be alarmed, but alarm needs to get set off

RENO — That loud ringing sound you heard throughout northern Nevada late Saturday afternoon was just the Nevada Wolf Pack’s wakeup call.

Wolf Pack Notebook: Nevada’s chances go by the board

RENO — For the second straight game, the Nevada Wolf Pack came up short in the rebounding department.

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A red Hyundai was forced into a barrier after failing to stop for a Nevada Higway Patrol trooper on Thursday morning in Washoe Valley.

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Old, empty, abandoned building with empty stores and shops at an intersection in a ghost town.

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To kiss the Blarney Stone, you must climb the steps at Blarney Castle to r each the very top.

Former Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger hired by Gov. Brian Sandoval

Andrew Clinger starts Monday as a senior adviser to Gov. Brian Sandoval. Clinger returns to state service after more than five years as Reno city manager, a post he was forced to resign from amid allegations by three city women of sexual harassment.

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The rear of a Honda Fit was crushed in a Tuesday afternoon collision at Johnson Lane and Highway 395 that claimed the life of a toddler.

Legislative summit to prove vets with information

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS), in partnership with the United Veterans Legislative Council (UVLC), will be hosting an upcoming Legislative Summit in Carson City, Nevada.

Chase through Washoe Valley ends in arrest

A California man was arrested on multiple charges after a report of a domestic battery inside a vehicle resulted in a vehicle and foot pursuit through Washoe Valley on Thursday morning.

Saturday roads

For updated conditions call 511 or go to http://nvroads.com/icx/pages/incidentlist.aspx. With another storm due into the area on late Saturday, plan accordingly and check for the latest information.

Revised, updated weekend forecast

Fallon Today A slight chance of snow showers before 10am, then scattered rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

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Retired CCSO Capt. Mike Matheson, right, taks with Navy training officer Chris Pierce during an active-shooter drill in Februay 2016.

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Retired CCSO Capt. Mike Matheson, right, taks with Navy training officer Chris Pierce during an active-shooter drill in Februay 2016.

Ending a 30-year career

For the second time in his law enforcement career, Mike Matheson has made a major decision regarding his future.

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Douglas' Dalton Davis drives to the bucket against Galena Friday night at Keith Green Court. The Tigers would lose to the Grizzlies in overtime.

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Lindsey Drew controls the basketball earlier this season for the Nevada men's bsketball team.

Friday, January 20

Prep roundup: Carson girls rout Wooster

RENO — At last, the Carson High girls have a winning streak.

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Snowflakes fall as a car follows a garbage truck down a residential street in Sparks on Friday. The Reno-Sparks area is expected to get up to eight inches of snow through the weekend. As much as another six feet of new snow is possible in the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada, where a winter storm warning continues into Monday.

Two inmates reported dead

Department of Corrections officials report two inmates died the past two days.

CHS boys finally shake Wooster

RENO — Carson basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia readily admits he hates to play at Wooster.

Nevada looks to avenge loss vs. Fresno St.

RENO — Nevada guard Marcus Marshall has vivid and unpleasant memories of the Pack’s first meeting against Fresno State in men’s basketball for obvious reasons.

Rolex 24 to start 2017 racing season

The first major racing event of 2017 is just a week away, as engines will fire for the Rolex 24 at Daytona next Saturday.

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FILE--In this May 19, 2016, file photo, a boater drifts toward a boat ramp in an area that was once underwater at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas, Nev. In a new report about an ongoing problem, an advocacy group is trying to project the effects in areas that depend on the Colorado River if the water level continues to fall at drought-stricken Lake Mead. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Western drought watchers eye Lake Mead water level

LAS VEGAS — Arizona would be the first state to feel the effects of Colorado River cutbacks if the water level continues to fall at drought-stricken Lake Mead, an environmental advocacy group says in a new report. The Western Resource Advocates reached its conclusion as the vast reservoir behind Hoover Dam sits at 39 percent of capacity.

Virginia City author Shaun Griffin to headline ‘Writers in the Woods’ event Feb. 3-4

Virginia City author and educator Shaun Griffin will headline Sierra Nevada College’s next Writers in the Woods-series reading and workshop Feb. 3-4 at the college’s Incline Village campus.

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Fallon Police Sgt. Jose Perez shows off his body camera. The city recently purchased 30 body cameras for its officers.

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New Fallon Police Department Capt. Kris Alexander assists with a crash investigation.

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Morgan Mill Road, which is closed due to flooding, includes a natural park with boat ramp, benches, picnic tables and is a trailhead for both the Aquatic Trail and the Empire Ranch Trail.

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Drifting snow can be seen as a plow clears snow from the roadways this week in Carson City. Submitted by Kurt Meyer.

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A pair of Coyotes cautiously eye something off of Franktown Rd. as they hunt for food Wednesday.

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Empire Ranch was more a lake than a golf course following the torrential storm that left areas of Carson City flooded. Submitted by David Knighton.

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The home of Rick Van Aken, at 101 Rancho Road in Dayton, is surrounded by flood water on Tuesday.

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Residents in outlying areas had to contend with conditions like this out on Golden Eagle Ln. in southeast Carson City.

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Rich Merriner of Hobbyhorse Ln. repairs the roadway near his house this past Wednesday in Carson City.

Rep. Mark Amodei’s inauguration breakfast to celebrate President Trump draws 150 despite weather

RENO — Some 150 people braved near blizzard conditions Friday to attend a breakfast party celebrating Donald Trump’s inauguration. The event at the Grand Sierra Hotel in Reno was sponsored and paid for by U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, who served as Trump’s Nevada campaign director. He said it was paid for with his campaign funds.

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Carson City and Gardnerville are on the list of stops to be made by the Mammovan this month.

Mammovan to deliver breast cancer screenings to Carson City area

Area women can take advantage of breast cancer screenings when the Mammovan visits the area.

Patricia (Pat) Hicks McCulloch

Native Nevadan Patricia Hicks McCulloch (Pat) died peacefully on Monday, January 9th after a long illness.

Fern D Cooper

Fern Cooper left her earthly body to be in the presence of her Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ on December 27, 2016. She is now reunited with her husband Jackie L. Cooper who left us in March of 2015.

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James “Jim” Richard Sasso

James “Jim” Richard Sasso, 82, died January 18, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Congressman Mark Amodei addresses a Fallon crowd Wednesday to discuss his proposal to transfer federal land to the state.

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Congressman Mark Amodei is proposing the federal government shift land to state control.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday...

Fallon’s high-school seniors reflect on Trump’s inauguration

Donald J. Trump becomes the nation’s 45th president today as he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence takes their oaths of office during inauguration festivities in the nation’s capital.

Weekend weather: Snow and more snow

Fallon weather Friday A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday roads: Be prepared for anything

Weather conditions in Northern Nevada and California are expected to change drastically today. For update information call 511 or go to http://nvroads.com/icx/pages/incidentlist.aspx.

Thursday, January 19

Carson City supes, school board cover growth, safety

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees and Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting Thursday to discuss city growth, safety and health programs at the schools, and services available for students at the city’s public library.

CHS beats Damonte

It wasn’t your typical Damonte Ranch-Carson dual-meet showdown. Instead of a huge number of hard-fought matches, the meet was littered with forfeits.

Wolf Pack notebook: Marshall has ruled for Nevada in MWC

RENO — Marcus Marshall is having a lot of fun playing basketball these days, and with good reason.

A tale of two players

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack found out Wednesday night it can win a game without Cam Oliver.

USDA lends $33M to local watersheds for water improvement

Out of the 197 watersheds in the country, four in Nevada were chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to invest $33 million to help landowners improve water quality through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).

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Tumbleweed Garbage Disposal owner Richard Schwall invested in a side-loading garbage truck for maximum efficiency, since only a driver is needed to operate the vehicle.

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Collene Sievers, project manager with the Bureau of Land Management in Carson City, talks about BLM's involvement with NAS Fallon's Range Training Complex Modernization.

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Nevada saw a major turnaround in gaming revenue in 2016.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval delivers his fourth and final State of the State address on Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature's Assembly Chambers.

Carson City BLM explains their involvment with NAS Fallon’s range expansion

Churchill County’s Board of Commissioners met yesterday and heard from the Bureau of Land Management’s Carson City District about its involvement with Naval Air Station Fallon’s Range Training Complex Modernization.

Fallon trash service start-up offers local touches for many Churchill County residents

Tumbleweed Garbage Disposal, LLC, is making trash collection more local. Owner and manager Richard Schwall was a paramedic for 30 years before starting the weekly residential garbage collection service — to provide a courteous, efficient trash service for local residents by a local business. (It also provides the 96-gallon trashcan.)

Ending a 30-year career

For the second time in his law enforcement career, Mike Matheson has made a major decision regarding his future.

December business license report

Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in january 2017. Elysian Realm; Art/Drawing/Oil Painting; 775-426-8539; Owner: Cody Deegan

Major gamers: $1.6 billion turnaround seen in 2016

Nevada’s major non-restricted gaming properties reported income of $978.9 million for Fiscal year 2016. That’s their net before federal income tax and extraordinary items for the 273 properties that made $1 million in gaming revenue or more.

December business license report

Churchill County has issued the following business licenses in DECEMBER 2016. O.S Tree Services; Tree Services; 775-217-4870; Owner: Oscar Sanchez

What should you know about taking RMDs?

As we get older, the end of another year takes on greater meaning, in many ways, than it did when we were young. And if you’re a certain age, December 31 has a very specific meaning in terms of your finances, because it’s the deadline for withdrawing money from some of your retirement plans. What should you know about these withdrawals? And how much control over them do you have?

Placerville’s Gold Bug mining museum

Old mine shafts have a certain allure — we all wonder what’s in there and what was it like to work down there — but it’s usually not a good idea to go crawling underground.

Gallery walk-through features Montana artist

The Churchill Arts Council will present a gallery walk through with Montana artist, Jerry Iverson, tomorrow afternoon from 5-7 p.m. in the E.l. Wiegand Gallery at the Oats Park Art Center.

Gov. Sandoval’s proposal expands education reform

The 2015 Nevada Legislature passed Governor Brian Sandoval’s sweeping education reform package that included 25 bills and an investment of $343 million to prepare students to meet the demands of the new Nevada economy.

Residents sound off on Amodei’s land bill

A bill to transfer federal land to the State of Nevada was the focus of Wednesday’s meeting in the county commissioner chambers.

Free radon kits available at UNCE extension offices

RENO — January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free radon test kits at Cooperative Extension and partner offices statewide through Feb. 28. A list of free kit locations can be found at http://bit.ly/FreeKitLocations. Locally, the Churchill County Exension Office at 111 Sheckler Road has free radon testing kits.

Court News

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

Fernley looking for volunteer firefighters

The North Lyon County Fire District is in critical need of Volunteers! Over the years, Fernley has been one of the fastest growing cities in Nevada. As the economy returns more developments are being completed and our total call volume is increasing. In 2016 the District responded to over 2,800 incidents. The community has not approved funding to increase career staffing, so volunteers are critical in providing emergency services at pare to similar communities.

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Thomas Steele throws the ball to the net as Josh Kirk (4) and Justin Turner of the Vaqueros prepare for the rebound.

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Brenden Larson looks for a teammate past Fernley's Joe Ellis during the Greenwave's Tuesday home game.

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Hannah Evans goes for a shot as Fernley's Brittney Gaitan blocks her.

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Zoey Swisher races to pass the ball past Fernley's Celeste Condie during Tuesday's home game.

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Faith Cornmesser (30) wrestles the ball from an Elko player during a game earlier this season.

You gotta have Faith

Churchill County High School junior Faith Cornmesser has been hot on the basketball court, scoring 296 points with 72 free throws, 315 rebounds and 22 assists in her varsity career.

Fernley slips past Greenwave

Fernley ended the Greenwave’s short winning streak in the Elmo Dericco Gym Tuesday, taking a 47-34 Northern 3A win and making them 8-9 overall and 5-4 in league.

LADY WAVE destroys Vaqueros

Fallon’s girls’ basketball team claimed another Northern 3A victory at home Tuesday, dominating Fernley’s Lady Vaqueros, 63-33, and making them 9-0 in league, 15-3 overall.

Pack must win conference to win NCAA

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . If the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team finds itself in the position of begging for an at large bid to the NCAA tournament next month, one thing is certain. It better win the Mountain West regular season title.

Wolf Pack’s Oliver down against Air Force

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack found out Wednesday night that it can win a game without Cam Oliver.

5 from Nevada to attend inauguration; Amodei to be in Reno

LAS VEGAS — Five of Nevada’s six congressional representatives are set to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., while Republican Rep. Mark Amodei plans to watch with friends and constituents in Reno.

Jake Alan Ruz

Jake Alan Ruz, 30 of Silver Springs passed away on January 16, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Ethan John Liddell

Ethan John Liddell, 22, died Janaury 17, 2017 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Weekly youth shooting program held in Carson City

A weekly shotgun shooting program coached by nationally certified 4-H, NRA, and YSSA shotgun coaches is open to kids in grades 6-12.

Volunteer opening on Carson City Library Board of Trustees

One volunteer is needed to serve on the Carson City Library Board of Trustees, the body that oversees all library policy and budgets.

Douglas County Public Library in Minden holding all-day screening of movie ‘Groundhog Day’

The 1993 movie “Groundhog Day” will be shown all day at the Minden Library on Groundhog Day, Thursday, Feb. 2.

Share your love stories with the Nevada Appeal

Was it love at first sight? Did he repeatedly ask you out? Share your stories of love and the Nevada Appeal will publish them on Valentine’s Day. Send submissions of 450 words or less to editor@nevadaappeal.com with the subject line “Love Stories.” Submissions also can be mailed to the Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV 89701. Include photos if you have them. The deadline to submit is Sunday, Feb. 12.

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A weather staff is located underneath the bridge off of North Deer Run Road. The marker for the flood of 1997's is a circle and can be seen above the staff.

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Hydrotech Joe Joyner walks the acoustic doppler across the Carson River Wednesday off of North Deer Run Road.

In Memoriam - Agnes “Nicki” Lenore Goral

Nicki was born on April 20, 1925 in Loveland, Colorado

Suspect caught in chase near Carson City

One man is in custody following a car chase that ended just north of Carson City on Thursday. Around 10:15 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers attempted to stop a vehicle in Washoe Valley, after callers reported a man hitting a female passenger in the vehicle. When troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect fled.

Jacqueline McClatchy

Jacqueline McClatchy (Jackie, our Mom) passed away peacefully at her home in Ione, California on January 1, 2017. She was 94.

Raiders file papers to move from Oakland to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke with the Raiders. Sisolak is part of an 11-member panel that was appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to study plans for a proposal backed by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson’s company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., to build a domed stadium to lure the Raiders to town.

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Jordan Caroline goes up for a rebound Wednesday.

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D.J. Fenner drives to the basket Wednesday.

Weather: Rain/snow showers for next 2 days

Fallon Today A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 4pm, then a slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday road report

For updated information call 511 or go to http://nvroads.com/icx/pages/incidentlist.aspx I-580Chains or Snow Tires RequiredThere is a conditions related event (Chains or Snow Tires Required) on I-580 from mile post 0.5 in Washoe County to mile post 15.0 in Washoe County in Nevada.

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‘The Chick That Couldn’t Scratch,’ a children’s book by Fernley author and illustrator Mary Jean Kelso, is available on Amazon.com. Those purchasing the book in print receive a special offer to include a Kindle copy at a reduced price. All of Kelso’s work is available at http://www.maryjeankelsoauthor.wix.com/mjkel. Contact her at mjkel@aol.com or look for her at author signings. She will be at Gift of Grace Lutheran Church’s 2nd Annual Spring/Easter Craft Fair in Fernley on April 8, and also at the 17th Annual Home & Garden Show in Fallon on April 22-23.

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Band director Nick Jacques conducts the Carson Middle School Jazz Band at last year’s Jazz Extravaganza. The annual performance, featuring three local bands, is returning to the Community Center on Jan. 31.

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Don Bland in his classroom at Pioneer High School Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 18

Carson rolls by Wooster

Seth Reichelt, Eli Thomas and Zach Bumbly won by fall on Wednesday night to put the Carson High wrestling team on track to a 53-24 dual meet victory against Wooster in Minden.

Woman arrested on disorderly conduct, 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 9:45 a.m., a 55-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear traffic after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Fleischman and Curry Streets. Bail was set at $215.

Nevada legislative auditors say Aging and Disability providers overcharged for services

Legislative auditors presented a report on Wednesday charging the Aging and Disability Services Division overpaid Sierra Regional Center in Reno and Desert Regional Center in Las Vegas as much as $4.3 million in 2015. The division provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Joe Santoro: (Almost) too comfortable at home

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack was reminded Wednesday night that home court advantage and fancy winning streaks won’t necessarily win basketball games all by themselves.

Nevada able to hold off Air Force

RENO — Nevada remained perfect at home Wednesday night, but there were plenty of bumps along the way.

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The Locomotive Glenbrook, a historic piece of Nevada’s history.

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An aerial drawing of Virginia City during the Nevada Territory days, 1861.

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Titled as "Reno, the commercial center of Nevada", is a drawn bird's-eye of Reno's commercial businesses published in 1907.

14th annual Carson City Jazz Extravaganza to return Jan. 31

It’s “big-band jazz times three” when the Mile High, Carson High School and Carson Middle School jazz bands present the 14th annual Mile High-Carson High Jazz Extravaganza.

Carson City area live entertainment for Jan. 19-25, 2017

Ev Musselman from 7 to 10 p.m. today at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St.

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Kingsbury Grade was reopened on Wednesday.

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Former Governor Richard Bryan attends the State of the State address on Tuesday night.

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Governor Sandoval gives his State of the State address on Tuesday.

Douglas County Democratic Women to meet Feb. 6 in Minden

“Money in Politics” is the topic of a presentation to be given at the Douglas County Democratic Women’s monthly luncheon on Feb. 6 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

‘Aging in Nevada’ forum coming to Carson City Brewery Arts Center Jan. 24

A free event sponsored by Sierra Nevada Forums will explore the data regarding Nevada’s aging population.

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Lindsey Drew takes a jump shot earlier in the season for Nevada.

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Speaker of the Assembly Jason Frieson introduces Gov. Sandoval on Tuesday.

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Speaker of the Assembly Jason Frieson introduces Gov. Sandoval on Tuesday.

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Looking for a home is Rocky, a one-year-old male Australian Shepard cross

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A winning poster from a previous year's contest.

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Doug Mishler will portray President Theodore Roosevelt at a benefit dinner Feb. 4 at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Founders Roundup to benefit Dangberg Home Ranch nonprofit

A Chautauqua portrayal of President Theodore Roosevelt will be the focus at the Founders Roundup benefit on February 4. The event includes a special dinner and will be held at Minden’s CVIC Hall, with proceeds supporting the non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch.

Jonathan Gary Brown

Jonathan Gary Brown, 76 of Minden, passed away on January 16, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

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Assemblywoman Robin Titus, right, speaks with Al Trace, left, of the Dairy Farmers of America, and Norm Frey, retired Churchill County Commissioner, after a business breakfast held by the Churchill Economic Development Authority.

Road conditions

Roads are icy in western Nevada. For updates call 511 or go to http://nvroads.com/icx/pages/incidentlist.aspx I-80CrashThere is an incident (Crash) on I-80 WB in Humboldt County Nevada from milepost 187 through milepost 190; expect delays. Estimated End Time is 7:01 PM

Area weather

Fallon weather Today A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

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Dalton Davis and Ian Ozolins battle for a rebound in a game against wooster on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, January 17

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On Tuesday at John Champion Park in Reno, USGS Hydrotechs Emil Stockton and Kristopher Ross are measuring the Truckee River with an ADCP machine to collect volume of water, and post results on the website.

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Gluten-free cheddar biscuits, a breakfast staple whose leftovers can be used for sandwiches and other dishes.

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Sharp cheddar cheese and fresh cracked pepper are added to a gluten-free biscuit mix.

Recipe: Gluten-free cheddar biscuits by Tina Galhaut

These biscuits are a Sunday breakfast favorite in our household. I serve them with winter hash and poached eggs (recipe coming Feb. 8), and the leftovers make great after school sandwiches for our son Logan (just cut the biscuits in half, toast them and add organic turkey, avocado and tomato slices or your favorite sandwich fixings and enjoy)!

Carson boys struggle, but pull out win

RENO — Calling all cars. Calling all cars. Be on the lookout for the Carson High boys basketball team last seen in a school bus on Highway 580 North.

Nevada faces Air Force’s zone defense

RENO — Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman said the Pack has been brushing up on its zone offense attack in preparation for today’s game against the Air Force Academy.

Prep roundup: CHS girls, Douglas teams win

RENO — Lauren Lemburg scored eight straight points at the outset of the second quarter to give Carson High the lead for the first time, and the Senators went onto score a 40-26 4A basketball win over Damonte Ranch Tuesday night,

Community spotlight: Arnold wins global elite competition

Carson High graduate Mike Arnold won the men’s global elite competition with an 18-2.50 (5.55m) clearance at the National Pole Vault Summit at Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center Friday night.

Gov. Brian Sandoval covers accomplishments, goals in State of State | 2017 Nevada Legislature

Gov. Brian Sandoval used his State of the State speech Tuesday to announce a major expansion of the Tesla plant at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. He said Tesla plans to build electric motors and gearboxes for the Model 3 at the Nevada plant. The expansion will add $350 million to the company’s investment and bring an additional 550 employees to western Nevada.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval proposes $8.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

With only one new tax, Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday presented lawmakers with his plan for an $8.1 billion General Fund budget for the upcoming biennium.

Nevada state workers receive raise in proposed state budget by Gov. Brian Sandoval | 2017 Nevada Legislature

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposed budget includes, for the first time in years, actual raises for state employees. Chief of Staff Mike Willden told reporters Tuesday the proposed spending plan includes a 2 percent raise in each of the coming fiscal years.

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This granite monument planned for the Nevada Veterans Memorial plaza features a cutout of the outline of the state in the center. The monument slabs are split and offset to represent the disruption of the normal course life as veterans serve in the military.

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The planned Nevada Veterans Memorial wall features a roll of the state's fallen from all branches of the military engraved on polished granite inserts. At the center is a polished black granite depiction of the state of Nevada.

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Students and leaders at Mile High Jazz Band’s annual jazz workshop last year. Middle and high school instrumental musicians in Carson City who are interested in learning more about jazz can attend the free workshop on Saturday.

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A Nevada Army National Guard truck dumps out a load of snow.

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Snow removal crews in Virginia City cleared streets by loading snow in Nevada Army National Guard vehicles.

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An out-of-state man was killed during the spring when his motorcycle and a pickup colllided near Grimes Point.

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Fallon’s Oasis Toastmasters receives the President’s Distinguished Club Award.

Be flu-free this winter

Getting a flu shot doesn’t sound like a festive thing to do, but when you think about it, a healthy holiday season, free from flu, is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your family. Having to miss out on parties with friends and family activities because you’re feeling unwell isn’t the way most people would choose to spend the weekends. The good news is, it’s not too late to receive this year’s flu shot.

NEVADA VETERANS MEMORIAL: To bring honor, leave a legacy

Imagine a world where our children do not understand the cost of their freedom. Imagine a time when those who call themselves Americans refuse to show honor to the values for which men and woman have sacrificed their lives.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

That pink is the official color for breast cancer awareness is a widely known fact. Do you have a guess on the color for cervical cancer awareness?

National Guard snow removal

After 9 inches of snow fell on the Comstock Thursday, residents of Virginia City had the daunting task of digging out of more than 3 feet of the white stuff that accumulated during the latter part of the week.

Churchill County Commission to discuss land, water

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

Is cold weather making your teeth hurt?

As temperatures drop, many people with sensitive teeth experience increased pain. Often times when patient’s teeth already hurt, exposing them to cold winter air can be just as painful as consuming hot and cold foods and beverages, according to the Academy of General Dentistry.

Silver State’s traffic deaths rise in 2016

The Nevada Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are reminding motorists of the importance of driving safely after Nevada traffic deaths rose in 2016 over the previous year.

Library celebrates 50th birthday at present location

“Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.” Claudia Alta Johnson. Churchill County Library celebrates its 50th anniversary at its current location this year.

Voter registration levels off after election

Voter registration leveled off after the November election, adding just 943 more names to the statewide rolls in December.

Legislature to work on water bills this session

Assemblywoman Robin Titus, who represents most of Lyon County and all of Churchill, said this year’s Legislature will be sorting through a plethora of water bills.

Oasis Toastmasters receives prestigious award

Toastmasters, International has recognized Fallon’s Oasis Toastmasters club with the “President’s Distinguished Club” award for 2016. The award was presented during Toastmasters’ District 39 Fall Conference in Sacramento, Calif.

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Dalton Kaady (10) and Truckee's Jairo Chavez (3) reach for the ball during Friday's game in the Elmo Dericco gym.

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Christian Nemeth (23) tries to steal the ball from Truckee's Jairo Chavez during Friday's Greenwave home game.

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Caitlyn Welch looks for an opening past Truckee's Marlena Montano (12) during the Lady Wave's Friday home game.

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Chandler McAlexander shoots a basket past Truckee's Maddie Monson (24) and Emma Costa (13).

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Matt Goings headlocks his opponent during Saturday's wrestling tournament in Spring Creek.

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Kobe Abe pins down another wrestler during a match at Saturday's tournament.

Fallon conquers Truckee

The Greenwave boys’ basketball team claimed its second win of the week Friday, defeating Truckee 59-46 in a home game.

Truckee falls to Lady Wave

The Lady Wave claimed another decisive victory Friday, crushing Truckee’s Lady Wolverines.

Wrestlers right on track

If last weekend’s tournament was a precursor for the postseason, the Greenwave wrestling team is sitting in great shape.

Jazz workshop planned for Carson City student musicians

The Mile High Jazz Band Association will hold a jazz workshop for middle school and high school instrumental musicians from Carson City on Saturday, January 21 at Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King Street, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuition is free.

Nevada inmate, 81, serving sex assault term dies in Carson City

Officials say an 81-year-old inmate who had been behind bars for more than 36 years after his conviction in a sex assault case in Las Vegas has died in prison.

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The guardrail of State Route 342 after erosive damage caused by last week’s flood.

Carson City churches holding community concert of prayer Friday

Join several Carson City churches for a community concert of prayer at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church, 1505 Railroad Drive.

State Route 342 to Virginia City open after flood closures

The Nevada Department of Transportation has reopened State Route 342 in the Virginia City and Gold Hill area following damage from last week’s flood.

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Ryan Heidt, 14 and Ashlyn Parnham, 14, build an igloo with friends on Martin Luther King Day at Eagle Valley Middle School.

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A blanket of clouds covers Carson City. Photo by Kurt Meyer.

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Virginia City resident Sharda Ravo shared this photo of the historic mining town buried in snow.

Norma Lee Hoffman Taylor

On Sunday January 15, 2017, Norma Lee Hoffman Taylor, 62, unexpectedly passed away in Fallon, NV.

Howard “Tom” Wardell

Howard “Tom” Wardell, age 88, died peacefully at home on January 10, 2017 in Fallon, Nevada. Tom was surrounded by his loving family until the very end and will be forever missed.

Ashley Elizabeth Bursey

Ashley Elizabeth Bursey, 23 of Carson City, passed away on Jan. 13, 2017, to view service information and sign register book please visit, http://www.autumnfuneral.com/ Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Mark Coleman Bates

Mark Coleman Bates, 63 of Carson City, passed away on January 12, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.775-888-6800

Nevada jobless rate lowest in 9 years

Nevada’s unemployment rate ended 2016 at 5.1 percent, the lowest in nine years. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday in a year-to-year comparison, the jobless rate was down 1.2 percent in December, compared with the same month in 2015.

Two arrested on contempt of court 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 1:52 p.m., a 31-year-old Sparks man was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court after deputies initiated a traffic stop near the 500 block of William Street. Bail was set at $2,500.

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Wells Fargo Managing Director and Senior Economist Mark Vitner

Economic forecast of 2017 planned at next Carson City Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Will the economy continue to rebound under President Donald Trump’s promised growth of 4 percent? Will employment remain stable? Will the proposed interest rate hikes damage or aid the economy? What does this all mean for Carson City and Nevada?

Richard W. Black

Richard was born to Wilson (Bill) and Pauline Black on July 8, 1946 in Oakland, California. He was a resident of Dayton, Nevada and he passed away January 1, 2017 at the age of 68 in Reno, Nevada after a long battle with M.S.

Monday, January 16

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Kathleen "Kat" Davis concentrates on her dart game, the third and final event of the Girls Bar Triathlon. Held on Martin Luther King day, the triathlon is an annual fundraiser to benefit local charities.

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FILE - This Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt poses in Carson City, Nev. Laxalt, one of the leading Nevada Republicans considering running for governor next year, is showing off a sizable campaign war chest nearly two years before the 2018 election. (AP Photo/Michelle Rindels, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2015, file photo, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt gives the welcoming remarks at the Inaugural Basque Fry at the Inaugural Basque Fry at Corley Ranch in Gardnerville, Nev. Laxalt, one of the leading Nevada Republicans considering running for governor next year, is showing off a sizable campaign war chest nearly two years before the 2018 election. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen, File)

Laxalt has $1.5M in campaign cash for possible governor bid

RENO — One of the leading Nevada Republicans considering running for governor next year is showing off a sizeable campaign war chest nearly two years before the 2018 election.

Man arrested on possession of a stolen vehicle 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. FRIDAY At 9:19 p.m., a 55-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI, expired registration, failure to obey traffic control devices, failure to maintain a lane and no proof of insurance after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Adams and Carson Streets. Bail was set at $3,240.

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A photo and synopsis of Phyllis L. Anker Bendure's service life hangs on the wall at Sierra Place Senior Living as seen Friday.

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Phyllis L. Anker Bendure, 97, originally of Lovelock, NV., holds a photo of herself during her military carreer at her residence at Sierra Place Senior Living Friday.

Toughest ‘Pit’ stop should be Lawlor

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has a golden opportunity to lay claim to one of the most cherished honors that any conference can offer.

Hall has first practice since concussion

RENO — Freshman swingman Josh Hall, who has been out of action with a concussion since the second half of the San Jose State game, participated in his first full-team practice, albeit in a non-contact situation, on Monday afternoon.

Soroptimist bingo fundraiser on Jan. 28 in Dayton to help fund local scholarships

A bingo fundraiser on Jan. 28 will benefit scholarships for local high school girls, as well as one woman returning to school.

Change in Carson City Leisure Hour Club’s January speakers

Kim Copel Harris will talk about the history of the Pony Express at Carson City Leisure Hour Club’s next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Carson City Road Runners RV Club to meet Jan. 26

Carson City Road Runners RV Club will have its monthly meeting at Grandma Hattie’s on Jan. 26. Lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vicente Nevel

Vicente Nevel, 93, died January 13, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Greater Nevada Credit Union and Greater Nevada Mortgage employees provided nearly 400 volunteer hours to northern Nevada community organizations in December 2016.

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Susan Clemons of Carson City is one randomly-chosen winner from an online sweepstakes held by FoodMaxx’s Carson City and Sparks locations. Clemons’ prize is an LG 55-inch Smart TV.

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Melissa Caron, president of A.M. Smith Electric, Inc. has been named president of the board of directors for Nevada Builders Alliance.

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Jump Start graduates receive their diplomas at the 45th annual Western Nevada College Commencement ceremony in Carson City on May 23, 2016. A record 556 graduates received 598 degrees.

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Teaching Assistant Travis McDonald, right, works with Byron Farmer and Hayley Chick, both 17, in a Western Nevada College manufacturing hub at Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs on Nov. 14.

Charles Homer Vincent

Charles Homer Vincent passed away on January 1, 2017 at his residence in Fallon.

Gary Brian Mayes

Gary Brian Mayes, 77 of Gardnerville, passed away on January 13, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & cremations. 775-888-6800

Clyde E Lambert

Clyde E Lambert, 74 of Carson City, passed away on January 13, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & cremations. 775-888-6800

Saturday, January 14

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Carson coaches and individual champions back from left, Keith Shaffer, Nick Schlager, Jesse Case, Brandon Basa, Nick Redwine, Abel Carter. Front from left, Sheldon Miller, Nathan Mersino.

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The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival draws thousands of people each summer for five weeks of live theater in the outdoor amphitheater at Sand Harbor.

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The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is a cultural resource dedicated to educating visitors and residents about Nevada railroad history.

Prep roundup: Carson’s 5 champs lead Senators to team title

SUTTER, Ca. — Carson High edged Sutter by one point to win the annual Sutter Lions Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Art and history become tourism draw in Carson City, state

Gaming may still be king in Nevada, but the draw of the state’s arts and history is a powerful queen for the tourism industry.

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Like people, snowmen can come in all sizes. This snowman in the Northridge section of Carson City is a good example of what a snowman should look like if he eats healthy! More than six feet tall and well-dressed!

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Pictured from left to right are members of Kiwanis Club of Sierra Nevada: Rob Scanland, Alan Welch, Mary Geisler, Mike Crossley, KJ Summers, Ron Waicul, Ellen Waicul, Bryan Bibee, and the Executive Director of FISH, Jim Peckham accepts the club’s $1,450 donation to furnish one of the 39 units at Richards Crossing, a veterans housing unit set to open in April.

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Law enforcement personnel as celebrity waiters raised $1,100 for Special Olympics Nevada at a Tip-a-Cop fundraiser Jan. 11 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Carson City. The money will help provide local Special Olympics athletes with free year round training and competition opportunities in eight different sports. The coaches, volunteers and athletes from Special Olympics Nevada thank the community for its support.

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Greg Watts, a 2009 world champion for mountain biking, is teaching bicycle maintenance and safety lessons to Pioneer High School students.

Sandoval unveils budget Tuesday

Gov. Brian Sandoval will unveil his proposed budget for the upcoming biennium in his State of the State speech Tuesday evening. In addition to the budget, Sandoval will reveal any new initiatives and programs he wants lawmakers to consider. But those will also be evaluated in terms of their cost.

Ooh baby, it’s a wild NFL world

The wild and whacky happenings in the NFL have caught my attention.

Pack wins, shares top spot in MW

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Marcus Marshall scored 32 points, and Cameron Oliver and Jordan Caroline each had a double-double and Nevada beat Wyoming 89-74 on Saturday night.

Friday, January 13

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Senior Jayden DeJoseph dunks one early in the game against the Bishop Manogue Miners Friday night.

Carson picks up another big win against Manogue

Jayden DeJoseph didn’t mince any words.

Prep roundup: Jackson leads Douglas to win vs. Damonte

RENO — Tre Jackson scored 26 points on Friday night to help lead the Douglas Tigers to a come-from-behind 52-42 Sierra League boys basketball win at Damonte Ranch in Reno.

Woman arrested on domestic battery with substantial bodily harm 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. THURSDAY At 5:38 p.m., a 39-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery near the 1300 block of Spooner Drive. Bail was set at $3,000.

Unemployment claims down 12 percent

State Employment Security officials say total unemployment claims were down nearly 12 percent in 2016 compared to the year before that. Anessandro Capello, an economist with the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, said monthly initial claims were stable throughout the year with no month exceeding 14,000 unemployment claims. He said that’s the first time since 1999.

Anti-Yucca dump site legislation introduced

Five of Nevada’s six-member congressional delegation teamed this week to introduce legislation designed to prevent the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump from being resurrected.

Voter registration levels off after election

Voter registration leveled off after the November election, adding just 943 more names to the statewide rolls in December.

Carl Edwards shocks fans by stepping down

NASCAR fans got a huge shock last week with the sudden announcement Carl Edwards is stepping down from the driver’s seat of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota for 2017. I

With time to recoup, Nevada faces Wyoming

Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman admitted earlier this week he was happy the Pack didn’t have a mid-week game if for no other reason than to recover from last weekend’s miraculous comeback victory.

Ynez “Kidley” Kyte

Ynez “Kidley” Kyte passed away on December 18, 2016

Public input sought on how to enhance Spooner Lake

Anyone with ideas on how to improve visitors’ experience at Spooner Lake is welcome to submit their ideas to Nevada State Parks.

Arthur “Jack” Lane

Our beloved father, grandfather, uncle, husband and friend, Arthur “Jack” Lane, passed away at home after an extended illness, on January 10, 2017.

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew pulls up for a jump shot during a game San Diego State earlier this season.

Wolf Pack ready to fight in Wyoming

Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman admitted earlier this week he was happy that the Pack didn’t have a mid-week game, if for no other reason than to recover from last weekend’s miraculous comeback victory.

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Mervin “Keith” Gardner

Mervin “Keith” Gardner, 80 well lived years, made his transition to heaven on December 29, 2016, while surrounded by his family.

Lucille E. Plisch

Lucille E. Plisch, 82, died January 13, 2017 in Sparks, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Paul J. Gonzi

Our loving husband and father, Paul J. Gonzi, was called home to be with the Lord on December 27, 2016. He peacefully passed away in his home surrounded by those he loved.

Bryan Frank Hodge

On December 14, 2016 Bryan Frank Hodge, 58, died in Carson City, NV.

Wanda W. Jones-Forsyth

Wanda W. Jones-Forsyth, 59, died January 9, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

THE BEAT

The booking report as presented by the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 11, 2017. Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Friday’s road condition

For updated information, call 511 or go to http://nvroads.com/icx/pages/incidentlist.aspx ALTHOUGH SOME ROADS MAY NOT HAVE CONTROLS, BE CAREFUL OF BLACK ICE.

Weekend weather

Fallon Today Isolated snow showers before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday, January 12

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5th grader Carson Hamann presented Mayor Bob Crowell with a bottle of New York maple syrup Thursday at City Hall.

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Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell presents 5th grader Carson Hamann of Victor, NY with Nevada and Carson City pins Thursday, which just happened to be his 11th birthday.

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A deer chews on bush and has a pile of snow fall on its head Thursday in Carson City.

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35-year veteran postal worker Steve Cobler delivers mail on Canyon Dr. Thursday afternoon. When asked if he's tired of this weather yet he stated he just 'takes it slow'.

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Dismantling of the Tahoe Queen began on Jan. 9 after officials deemed it unsalvageable from the fire in the summer.

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The Tahoe Queen caught fire while moored in Zephyr Cove on Aug. 16.

‘Lion King, Jr.’ starring local youth coming to Carson City

Experience the Circle of Life when more than 70 local youth recreate an adapted version of one of Disney’s classic animated films.

Friday Fodder: Under Jay Norvell speed thrills at the University of Nevada

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... As far as Jay Norvell is concerned, speed thrills. “We have to improve our team speed,” the new Wolf Pack head football coach said this week. “That is going to be a big, big, emphasis for us. We need speed on defense.

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Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are looking for rare treasures and large antique collections when they Nevada this spring to film episodes of ‘American Pickers.’

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The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for help with identifying a man and a woman, pictured, suspected of stealing several pieces of jewelry from a Carson City business on Dec. 28. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sal Acosta at 775-283-7855 or Captain Brian Humphrey at 775-283-7850.

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Tips from small business owners can help you get started.

Investment tips for the ‘Millennials’

If you are a “millennial” — a member of the age cohort born anywhere from the early 1980s to the late 1990s — then you’re still in the early chapters of your career, so it may be a stretch for you to envision the end of it. But since you do have so many years until you retire, you’ve got the luxury of putting time on your side as you save and plan for retirement.

Save money, time running your small business

Being at the helm of a small business can be overwhelming. Whether you’re already your own boss or are thinking of making the leap, these tips from small business owners can help you get organized and boost productivity.

NHP body cameras OK’d

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $1.25 million contract that will put body cameras on all Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and field units.

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

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Music teacher Tom Fleming instructs students in Churchill County High School’s new music room, which contains plenty of floor space and storage as well as acoustic and lighting features.

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Churchill County High School’s new modern and spacious performing arts center.

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Sandbags protect Buckland Station, which is north of the Carson River.

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Water from the Carson River floods the desert that is sandwiched between Silver Springs' houses and Lahontan Reservoir.

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Water surrounds the tower at Lahontan Reservoir, which has received more than 4 billion gallons of water since last week. The reservoir has been a beneficiary of the rain and water from the Carson River. As of Thursday, the reservoir contains more than 100,000 acre feet of water.

A leisurely drive through Washoe Valley

One of the best things about driving from Carson City to Reno is taking the time to jump off U.S. 395 and travel on Old U.S. 395 (also called Bowers Mansion Road) through Washoe Valley.

Churchill County School District opens performing arts center

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met Wednesday to tour the Churchill County High School’s new music building and discuss student achievement.

New police captain encourages applicants

Kris Alexander. a new captain at Fallon Police Department, is leading the Support Services Division and continuing his passion for public service that took hold at age 14.

The rush of the Carson River

Central Lyon County was hit hard with flooding during the past week, especially the Dayton and Silver Springs areas. Rushing waters from the swollen Carson River head east toward Lahontan Reservoir.

Fallon man caught in morning chase

Fallon Police Department responded Thursday morning to a report of a vehicle theft on the south side of the city.

Swollen river menaces lower Silver Springs

The days of torrential rains in Silver Springs worried residents who live near the Carson River.

Amodei to discuss land bill in Fallon public meeting

The public is invited to a discussion with Congressman Mark Amodei on the transfer of federal government lands to Nevada on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the county commission chambers.

FPD officers now wearing body cams

The Fallon Police Department has joined other law enforcement agencies across the United States in requiring its officers to wear body cameras.

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Chandler McAlexander (14) shoots the basket as a gang of Sparks players try to block her.

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Elijah Jackson (2) races Sparks players to the basket during Tuesday's game at Sparks High School.

Wave fights Sparks for 3A league win

SPARKS – For every Sparks run, Fallon always had an answer.

Lady Wave rolls past Sparks in blowout win

SPARKS — After a tough weekend against a pair of Elko County schools, the Lady Wave basketball team took advantage of an opportunity on Tuesday.

Wolf Pack focusing on speed, number of throws for offense

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . As far as Jay Norvell is concerned, speed thrills. “We have to improve our team speed,” the new Wolf Pack head football coach said this week. “That is going to be a big, big, emphasis for us.

Wave sports gears toward 2nd half of season

The winter sports season hits the halfway mark this weekend and fans will be in for a treat for the second half.

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Douglas County Public Library closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will resume its regular schedule at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Carson City commodity food distribution is Jan. 20

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

Western Nevada College holding driver education classes

Safety tips, driving regulations and handling peer pressure are all covered in driver education courses offered by Western Nevada College on all three of its campuses and at Fernley High School during the spring semester.

Training for foster, adoptive parents planned in Carson City

Three foster/adoptive parent training sessions are planned in Carson City.

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Celeste Keller, Churchill County School District administrative secretary, took this photo looking out from the district offices on South Maine Street.

Churchill County School District releasing at normal time today

Churchill County School District schools will release students today at the normal time.

Man arrested on probation violation, obstruction 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. WEDNESDAY At 12:15 p.m., a 29-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of probation violation and two counts of obstruction after deputies attempted to conduct a consensual stop Tuesday. Deputies located the suspect.

David M. Lyons

Dave, 53, passed away peacefully after courageously battling ALS for 3 years. His main caretaker was his wife.

Richard Milton Scott

Richard Milton Scott, 71, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at his home with his family surrounding him.

SNMG recruitment services connects employers to qualified employees in northern Nevada

One of the challenges facing northern Nevada employers is finding the right qualified candidates to fill existing open jobs The Nevada unemployment rate for November was reported at 5.2 percent, making it the lowest unemployment rate since December 2007, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

Fred Darwin Davis

Fred Darwin Davis, age 97, of Silver Springs, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 12, 2016.

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Millions of Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a breathing disorder.

Why sleep apnea is bad for your health

A poor night’s sleep can leave you feeling exhausted and cranky, but long-term sleep disruption can actually lead to serious health conditions. Not only is sleep apnea a leading cause of disrupted sleep and daytime sleepiness, but this disease is also a contributing factor to a host of medical problems.

Thursday road report

Road conditions are always changing: Keep up to date by going to http://nvroads.com/icx/pages/incidentlist.aspx or calling 511.

Thursday’s weather: Snow showers

Fallon Today: Snow. High near 35. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Fallon school’s NUMAseum brings history to life for Churchill County

Numa Elementary’s NUMAseum was the culmination of the fifth grade classes’ quarter-long project in which students researched a historical topic of their choosing.

Wednesday, January 11

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‘A Winter in Carson,’ Melanie Walters, Road to the Future winner.

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‘Let’s Go Home,’ Walter Daniels, Nevada Day Art Show People’s Choice winner.

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From left, Carson Elks Shoot winners Eric Platz, Reece Torres, Dana Myrehn, Quentin Beck, Amani Brund.

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PTSA President LeAnn Saarem introduces the Real Life of College event Wednesday evening at the CHS Library.

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UNR Bio/Psych major and Carson High graduate Katy Breeding talks about applying for scholarships Wednesday evening at the Real Life of College event at CHS. A dozen college students were on hand to help answer questions for current seniors and parents attending.

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Bostyx will perform at the Brewery Arts Center on Sunday.

Carson City area live entertainment for Jan. 12-18, 2017

Trippin’ King Snakes from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at the Carson Nugget Sports Bar, 507 N. Carson St.

Carson City Brewery Arts Center hosting reception with live music, art

An afternoon of art and music is planned on Saturday when the Brewery Arts Center comes alive with an art reception featuring live music by Dale Poune.

Concerts coming up at Carson City’s BAC this weekend

The weekend is full of music at the Brewery Arts Center.

Major gamers: $1.6 billion turnaround was seen in 2016

Nevada’s major non-restricted gaming properties reported income of $978.9 million for Fiscal year 2016. That’s their net before federal income tax and extraordinary items for the 273 properties that made $1 million in gaming revenue or more.

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PTSA President LeAnn Saarem introduces the Real Life of College event Wednesday evening at the CHS Library.

Prep roundup: Carson-Damonte Ranch moved to Thursday

The wrestling showdown between Carson and Damonte Ranch has been moved to today at 6 p.m., according to Carson High officials.

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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, Energy Ernest Moniz speaks in Vienna, Austria. Moniz says any effort to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain is doomed to fail because the project lacks support from elected officials in the state. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

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Several businesses in Silver Springs received more than their share of water during the recent storms.

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Low-lying areas near the Carson River and Fort Churchill experienced flooding.

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A sign is only a reminder for campers to pay up at a campground site near the Carson River and south of Fort Churchill.

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A pair of Coyotes cautiously eye something off of Franktown Rd. as they hunt for food Wednesday.

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Water surrounds the tower at Lahontan Reservoir, which has received more than 4 billion gallons of water since last week.

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A pair of NDOT plows work on Hwy 50 eastbound Wednesday afternoon.

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Jeff Erickson of Lakeview Dr. clears his driveway Wednesday afternoon in Carson City.

Distracted drive arrestested on suspicion of DUI 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 12:26 a.m., a 23-year-old Fernley man was arrested on suspicion of DUI, violation of instruction permit, no proof of insurance, no proof of registration and a bench warrant after deputies initiated a traffic stop near Saliman Road and William Street. Bail was set at $2,725.

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From left are UAMPS CEO Doug Hunter, Mayor Ken Tedford and UAMPS Board Chair Jackie Flowers at the presentation honoring the Fallon mayor as Elected Official of the Year.

Energy chief: Bid to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump doomed

WASHINGTON — Any effort to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is doomed to fail because the project lacks support from elected officials in the state, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Wednesday.

Nevada closer to funding taxes for recreational marijuana

Bingo to be held Jan. 20 in Gardnerville Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in Gardnerville, is coming up on its second anniversary of holding monthly Bingo games.

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A NDF crew work to sandbag the annex building at the Nevada State Railroad Museum on Tuesday.

Kevin C. Shaw

Kevin C. Shaw, 38 of Carson City, passed away on January 8, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Kenneth Carl Rollston

Kenneth Carl Rollston died on January 3, 2017, while on a trip to Monterey.

In Memory - Patrick “Skip” Glancy

Life brings many changes, but nothing will ever undo the wonderful legacy of a lifetime of love. We cherish our loving memories of Pat.

Salli Joanne Wildhaber

Salli Joanne Wildhaber, 61, long time Fallon resident passed away on January 7, 2017 with her family by her side. Salli fought a courageous battle against cancer.

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Bill Schultz, 89, a WW II veteran, sits in a 1942 Army Jeep that is displayed in the military vehicle section of the Lyon Air Museum.

Tuesday, January 10

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Trenten Robison drives to the basket against Galena on Tuesday night.

Carson boys win thriller; CHS girls also win

The Carson-Galena rivalry has produced some great games over the years, and Tuesday night was no exception.