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Friday, June 30

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The Soroptomist 2017-2018 Board of Directors are (l-r): Assistant Treasurer Ada White, Treasurer Arlene Gleich, President Sherry GriffinGrundy, Secretary Cynthia Bunt, and President-Elect Mary Luster. The Soroptomists celebrated 60 years of improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment Wednesday night at the Bleu Cafe.

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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Water cascades over a 4-foot waterfall and into a pond at the home of Tim and Christina Stevens.

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"Goldie" swims around in a pond built by Tim and Christina Stevens.

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The pond at the home of Tim and Christina Stevens will be featured on the pond tour.

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The home of Tim and Christina Stevens will be featured in this year's pond tour.

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Tim and Christina Stevens enjoy their pond that is filled with koi fish.

Conviction for kicking police dog is upheld

The Nevada Appellate Court has upheld the conviction of Jesus Gonzalez for mistreating a police dog that bit him during a foot pursuit. Gonzales was charged in July 2015, convicted and sentenced to up to 40 months in prison. He appealed seeking a new trial.

Washoe County principal’s firing OK, Nevada Supreme Court rules

The Nevada Supreme Court this week reversed a district court decision to reinstate a Washoe County elementary school principal. Kara White was fired after auditors found she had illegally spent Student Activity Funds on gift cards and on checks she issued to herself and other staff.

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Dozens of Corvettes will be parked at Michael Hohl Motor Company in Carson City on July 9.

Man arrested on possession of a controlled substance, 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 1 p.m., David Larkin, 46, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI-third offense warrant, no proof of insurance and failure to maintain a lane after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 3300 block of Harvard Drive. Bail was set at $25,000.

In Loving Memory James E. Lay Jr.

Don’t think of him as gone away-his journey’s just begun,life holds so many facets-this earth is only one.

7th Annual Reno Corvette Club Show & Shine to return July 9

Michael Hohl Motor Company invites Corvette owners and enthusiasts to its 7th Annual Reno Corvette Club Show & Shine from 9 a.m. to noon July 9 at 3700 S. Carson St.

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Samantha Szeciorka is back from her second Nevada Discovery Ride. Catch her at the Dangberg Home Ranch State Historic Park on July 9.

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Todd Borg will share about his Owen McKenna Mystery series at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on July 8.

Philip Charles Beeghly

Philip Charles Beeghly passed away June 17, 2017. He was born in Fallon, Nevada, and was a lifelong resident.

Minden’s Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park to host author, equestrienne

Author Todd Borg will speak on his “Owen McKenna Mystery Thrillers” on July 8 at 10 a.m., and equestrienne Samantha Szeciorka will speak on her latest “Nevada Discovery Ride” at 10 a.m. July 9, at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park. Both presentations are free.

Youth robotics camp starts July 17 in Carson City

A robotics camp sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Youth Optimist Club runs July 17-21 at Western Nevada College in Carson City.

History of Battle Mountain to be covered in lecture

Anyone who attends the next Frances Humphrey Lecture at the Nevada State Museum can prepare to learn some of the history of Battle Mountain.

Susan Katherine (Thran) Hemsath

Susan Katherine (Thran) Hemsath passed away unexpectedly on June 12th, 2017 at her home in Gardnerville, NV.

O. Neil and Lois S. Smith

O. Neil and Lois S. Smith passed away five days apart, April 28, 2017, age 93 and May 3, 2017, age 91 respectively from natural causes.

Thursday, June 29

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FILE- In this June 21, 2017, file photo, a sign on the Mynt Cannabis Dispensary across the street from Harrah's hotel-casino in downtown Reno, Nev., is shown. Recreational marijuana becomes legal to buy Saturday, July 1, in Nevada and officers say they have been preparing for months to enforce the law passed by voters in November. They will focus on keeping stoned drivers off the road but also will crack down on those illegally using pot in public, which carries a $600 fine for a first offense. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

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The Carson Ranger District encompasses over 400,000 acres on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in the states of Nevada and California. It includes 330,000 acres of urban interface area west of Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area (pop. 425,417), Carson City (pop. 54,080), Minden (pop. 3,001), and Gardnerville (pop. 5,656) in Nevada and more remote rural areas in eastern California.

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Grammy-nominated R&B group, The Spinners, are performing at the Carson Valley Inn’s outdoor music venue on July 8.

Carson Blue Jays can’t quite scrap their way to a win

A scrappy effort by the Carson Blue Jays fell just short Thursday afternoon.

Two women arrested on burglary, 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 11:28 a.m., Michelle Brown, 44, of Reno was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property, felony burglary, felony failure to comply with conditions, possession of a stolen vehicle, ex-felon failed to register and conspiracy to commit burglary after deputies responded to reports of two women putting items into a stroller at the Market Street Walmart.

Statewide law enforcement to focus on impaired drivers

The Fourth of July remains one of the deadliest holidays on the nation’s roadways. Law enforcement agencies statewide are Joining Forces to remind motorists and motorcycle riders to have a safe summer and Fourth of July weekend. Law enforcement officers are increasing patrols for impaired drivers and riders between today and July 14.

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Athena McIntyre will open for The Novelists on Saturday.

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The Novelists is the second band to play this year’s Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series at the Brewery Arts Center.

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The wood-burning steam locomotives Glenbrook, left, and Inyo, will be running at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City over the Fourth of July weekend. Guy Clifton/Travel Nevada

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The Marine Corps Reserve High Desert League honor guard opens the July 4 parade last year.

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Mayor Ken Tedford and city representatives including council members toss out candy to parade-watchers during last year's Fourth of July parade.

‘Small Town USA’: Fourth of July around the bend

Looking to start planning your Fourth? Look no further.

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Bob Kaster rides high above the crowd.

Fourth of July event schedule, parade route

Continuing with past traditions, the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department, the city of Fallon and the Chamber of Commerce bring you numerous activities associated with this holiday event.

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Oasis Academy's pitcher lines up a shot to the plate during a 2016-17 softball game.

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Oasis coach Brad Stokes talks to the basketball team during a time out at a game last season.

Moving up

This fall, Oasis Academy’s athletics program will hold its first games as part of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association.

Playing on all-stars is more than winning

Becoming an all-star is a rite of passage for any young boy or girl.

Patriotic and civic-minded states

Many of our readers may have seen these periodic “Most favorite” or “Top 10 or “Top 25” polls that come out from various websites.

Happy Second of July

Today officially marks the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend for me, even though it’s still June and the holiday isn’t this weekend. But I’m a true American patriot and a semi-pro slacker so I’ve decided to take a vacation day on Monday so I can get paid to celebrate ‘Murica for five straight days. What a country!

Why do they even play the game?

WASHINGTON — In mathematics, when you’re convinced of some eternal truth but can’t quite prove it, you offer it as a hypothesis (with a portentous capital H) and invite the world, future generations if need be, to prove you right or wrong. Often, a cash prize is attached.

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A large plaque is presented to the center and Senior Coaliation Board of Directors featuing a photograph by Skip Reeves of Silver State Photography; on the far right is senior center Executive Director Lisa Erquiaga.

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The first senior center's originators, the Soroptomist International of Fallon organization including president Sue Chambers (at podium).

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Mayor Ken Tedford — alongside other city, county and Pennington Foundation officials as well as the general public — is ready to clip the ribbon in front of the new life center's entrance on South Maine Street. From left, Carol Lloyd, Dona Eveatt, Kelly Frost, BJ Selinder, Bus Scharmann, Trampton Souza, Mel Foremaster, Ken Tedford, Lisa Erquaiga, Richard Stoltz, Eleanor Lockwood, Ray Ferguson, Alan Kalt, Gary Laca, Frank Woodliff III, Judy Pratt and Mark Feest.

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The new William N. Penngington Life Center was filled wall-to-wall for Tuesday's dedication ceremony.

Oasis Squares graduates new dancers

Fallon’s square-dance club the Oasis Squares graduated three new dancers Friday night.

School district approves site budget increases

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met yesterday to approve administrators’ and classified employees’ contract raises; educator negotiations will be finalized in August, said the Business Services Director.

New life center dedicated to community

Emma Aguirra-Lawson remembers going to the former senior center on Court Street with her grandparent. “That’s Fallon,” she said of the center being open to everybody. “We’re a big community, and we try to help everybody … and that’s really important.”

Reno Diagnostic Centers gives 210 free mammograms to area women

Reno Diagnostic Centers (RDC) hosted Free Mammo Mondays during the month of May with great success. RDC was able to provide 210 women with free screening mammograms through this community event.

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Nevada’s bristlecone pine trees can be found in eastern Nevada.

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Roger Diedrichsen, owner of the Pizza Barn, is the July 4 parade grand marshal and a longtime supporter of Greenwave country.

Living the American Dream

This year’s Fourth of July parade grand marshal is Roger Diedrichsen, owner of the Pizza Barn — a longtime gathering place for Greenwave athletes, families as well as attracting student workers.

The Hot Spot Smoke Shop hosting grand opening in Carson City

Glass blowing demonstrations, food by Rollin’ Pizza Pies, raffles and more are planned at a grand opening celebration for The Hot Spot Smoke Shop.

Annual food drive planned at Carson City Grocery Outlet

Carson City’s Grocery Outlet is collecting food through its 7th Annual Independence From Hunger Food Drive to benefit hungry families.

Phishing targets tax pros

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry on Friday warned tax professionals to beware of phishing emails purporting to be from a tax software education provider and seeking extensive amounts of sensitive preparer data.

Take a holistic approach to retirement planning

Although retirement is a milestone for all working adults, decades of hard work may not pay off if you haven’t planned for your financial needs once a regular paycheck stops coming.

Geoff Lawrence moves on and up

For now, this is the last regular column that will carry the Ron and Geoff byline. Geoff is leaving the Assistant Controller’s job July 1 for a new one.

Discover your Nevada this summer

The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) will launch its annual Discover Your Nevada campaign this month to encourage Nevadans to explore and discover the Silver State this summer.

Hoover Dam continues to impress

The construction of Hoover Dam was an amazing achievement. Built between 1931-1935, the massive wedge of concrete and steel remains one of the engineering marvels of the world.

South Tahoe High School Class of 1967 hosting 50th reunion

The South Tahoe High School Class of 1967 is gathering at Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe Sept. 29-30 for its 50th reunion.

Walker River Paiute Tribal Police Department launches Explorers

The Walker River Paiute Tribal Police Department has begun the first Tribal Police Explorer Program in Nevada and only the fifth in the nation in Indian Country.

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Although most families live paycheck to paycheck, they should plan for emergencies.

How to navigate a financial emergency

Your washing machine suddenly breaks down, a child requires a laptop for school or your car needs new tires. Sometimes surprise bills can be difficult to cover.

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FILE- This June 21, 2017, file photo shows a sign on the Mynt Cannabis Dispensary across the street from Harrah's hotel-casino in downtown Reno, Nev. The Mynt is one of at least four medical marijuana dispensaries in Reno that have received the necessary local licenses and are ready to start selling marijuana for recreational use on July 1 as long as they get their anticipated state license. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

Louise Hames

Louise Hames, 87, died June 28, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

AG lessons on your laptop

Farmers and ranchers know better than most that learning isn’t exclusive to classrooms or meeting venues. With that in mind, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s learning and development team created Farm Bureau University, an interactive online experience that allows Farm Bureau members to learn where and when they want.

JoAnne Skelly: Heat stress adaptations in plants

Intellectually, I always realize summer is coming. But, I never actually believe in it until the temperatures soar and then, suddenly, I miss spring. Heat not only affects us, it also affects plants. During excessive heat events, plants struggle to survive, trying to pull enough water out of the ground quickly enough to match what is being lost by evaporation out of the leaves. Many biochemical reactions necessary for growth and reproduction are temperature sensitive. Plants have evolved physiological, biochemical, morphological and molecular responses to heat stress.

Dogs have a sense of fairness

I had never thought about whether dogs perceived fairness until the other day at the dog park. It was amazing to watch the pups line up to get a treat. They all waited their turn sort-of patiently. But when one got an extra treat the others seemed to pout just like kids.

Wednesday, June 28

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The Carson 12-year-old All-Stars congratulate each other at home plate after going up 7-0 over Reno Centennial in the first inning Wednesday night.

Carson City All-Stars top Centennial at tourney

Carson City’s 12-year-old all-star team exploded for seven first-inning runs en route to an easy 11-1 win over Centennial in the opening round of District 1 play Wednesday night at Governors Field.

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The wood-burning steam locomotives Glenbrook, left, and Inyo, will be running at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City over the Fourth of July weekend. Guy Clifton/Travel Nevada

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A VW Passat involved in a fatal head-on collision.

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Crewmen and family members from the submarine USS Nevada take a seat in the historic McKeen Motor Car at the Nevada State Railroad Museum on June 25. Pictured from left to right are Chief of Boat Adrian Watkins; Renee Watkins; Missile Technician Anthony Sasnett; Craig Williams, Reno Council Navy League; CDR Gene Severtson; Stacey Severtson; Machinist Mate Alexander Lund; and Ed Legier, Reno Council Navy League.

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USS Nevada Gold Team Commander Gene Severtsen, fourth from left, takes time for a group photo at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Severtsen and other Nevada crewmen and their family members visited both the Nevada State Museum and the Nevada State Railroad Museum on Sunday.

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Western Nevada College Veterans Resource Director Kevin Burns talks about the college’s program for veterans as Nevada Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams, right, listens Tuesday in Carson City. Others pictured in the Veterans Resource Center are Northern Nevada Development Authority Director Robert Hooper, NNDA’s Lynn O’Mara, Judi Bishop, Olivia Lloyd and WNC Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Scott Morrison.

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Nevada Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams, left, listens to Georgia White, right, Western Nevada College’s Career and Technical Education director, talk about the college’s CISCO program on Tuesday in Carson City. Also in the photo are, from left, Northern Nevada Development Authority Director Robert Hooper, Alaina Brown, Olivia Brown, Olivia Lloyd and the NNDA’s Lynn O’Mara.

Insurer pulls out of 14 Nevada counties, including Carson City

Anthem, one of the nation’s major providers of health insurance, has decided it will no longer offer qualified health plans in Nevada except in Clark, Washoe and Nye counties. The company notified the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange it was cutting coverage in Carson City and Nevada’s other 13 counties beginning in 2018.

The Spinners performing live in Minden on July 8

A chart-topping R&B group with six Grammy nominations under its belt is performing at the Carson Valley Inn.

Summer of fun: Free events set at Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of ranger-led programs during the month of July. Programs highlight the area’s rich history and abundant natural resources.

Senator says Nevada Legislature session bad for business

Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, told the Northern Nevada Development Authority on Wednesday the 2017 Legislature was the least business friendly he has seen. Settelmeyer told the NNDA’s monthly breakfast meeting at the Carson Nugget the best lawmakers can do for business is “get out of the way.

Carson City man arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse, 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 3:15 p.m., Johnnie Lawson, 28, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse and neglect after deputies responded to reports of two injured children near the 1800 block of Fall Street. Bail was set at $40,000.

Nev. still seeing low college readiness ACT test scores

State Superintendent Steve Canavero says he was disappointed and frustrated by this year’s ACT test scores. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the average ACT score in Nevada stayed at 17.4 out of 36 points for the third consecutive year. Canavero said Tuesday that those numbers were unacceptable.

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Tahnee Robinson signs an autograph for Native children at a previous Nevada Wolfpack Basketball Camp in Carson City

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Tahnee Robinson, who played for the Wolfpack during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, was promoted recently to director of player development for the women’s basketball program.

Lyon County Republicans to meet July 1 in Silver Springs

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. July 1 at the Silver Springs Senior Center, 2945 Fort Churchill Road.

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Attendees check out the silent auction at the 2016 Western Nevada College Foundation Reach for the Stars academic fundraiser at Jack C. Davis Observatory.

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Western Nevada College Foundation supporters dance at the Reach for the Stars academic fundraiser at Jack C. Davis Observatory on Aug. 20, 2016.

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Western Nevada College biology instructor Anthony Moschetti receives a Full-Time Faculty of the Year Award at an Awards & Appreciation ceremony on May 6 at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City.

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Western Nevada College Dean of Student Services John Kinkella and Nancy Olsen congratulate graduate Willow Bartels during a ceremony as more than 100 students received their High School Equivalency during a Western Nevada College ceremony on June 19.

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Instructor Specialist Jody Coxon honors National Adult Education Honor Society recipients as more than 100 students receive their High School Equivalency during a Western Nevada College ceremony in Carson City on June 19.

Vendors, sponsors & volunteers sought for annual Sassabration event

Vendors, sponsors, and volunteers are sought for the third annual Sassabration, taking place July 15 at Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road (in the Carson Hot Springs complex).

Open house, disco golf demonstration planned in Carson City

The Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (FCCPR), is hosting an Open House and demonstration of disc golf at the historic Wungnema House located in Mills Park, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

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Nevada State Parks hosts ghost hunts once a month at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, led by regional paranormal investigator Rosemary Osborn.

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Regional paranormal investigator Rosemary Osborn shows participants photos from past investigations Saturday, at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa.

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Ashlee Lombard tries to detect spiritual energy with paranormal technology inside of the Campbell House at Mormon Station State Park.

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Ashlee Lombard and Nicole Rodriguez search for spiritual entities during the paranormal investigation Saturday at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa.

Tuesday, June 27

Man arrested on trafficking, 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 2:33 p.m., James Bishop-Souza, 23, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony preventing a victim from reporting a crime and domestic battery near the 1000 block of Woodside Drive. Bail was set at $8,000.

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One person was reported dead in a head-on collision at Highway 50 and Cave Rock on Monday.

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The Sextones, in the tradition of Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder, will bring their live music to Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park's outdoor venue on Thursday.

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Catch The Novelists in a free outdoor performance July 1 in downtown Carson City.

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Duane ‘Beans’ Sousa plays in the tradition of country greats like Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.

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Slade Rivers, a singer and songwriter from Jackson, Calif., will be at Genoa’s American Festival with his band and Duane ‘Beans’ Sousa.

Travel grants to bolster Carson City Visitors program

Promoting Carson City’s paranormal world, improving blighted spaces and creating mountain bike destinations are among the projects the Carson City Visitors Bureau is lining up with help from Travel Nevada. The Nevada Commission on Tourism announced last week $983,400 in grants to fund 159 projects promoting tourism in rural Nevada.

Fourth of July celebration to include live country music

Country music by a local duo will crown Genoa’s annual Americana Festival, a celebration of Independence Day, on July 4.

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Charlie Arciniega tees off at one of the holes of the Fallon Golf Course.

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The first place team of the Arts Center's tournament. Marty Davis, Dave Nickle, Patricia Sammons, George Shaw and Jim Wilhelm.

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Billy Quillan hangs on as his bull tries to buck him off.

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Sami Webb charges between the barrels during the DeGolyer Buckin Horse and Bull Bash barrel racing.

Famed Southern rock band coming to Minden

They’ve recorded more than two dozen albums, have numerous hits and their definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel were an instrumental part in shaping the sounds of Southern rock. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today’s music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long — the Marshall Tucker Band delivers good music that knows no boundaries.

Carson City music series to continue with The Novelists

An elderly couple stands precariously on the railing of a 17-floor balcony. Two teenagers unknowingly choose a murder scene for their parking date. A young man throws off the shackles of a bullish culture.

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The 12-under Fallon all-stars include (in no order) Bryce Adams, Brady Alves, Evan Crandall, Isiah Diaz, Nicholas Downs, Rolland Grondin, Thayne Hatch, Jayce Hornby, Steven Moon, Tom Openshaw, Jeramiah Prinz, Baylor Sandberg and Francisco Tapia Jr. Coaches are Steven Moon, Bud Openshaw and Scott Downs.

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The 9-under Fallon all-stars include (in no order) Zack Adams, Chase Carnahan, Trevor Barrenchea, Matthew Bird, Anthony Juarez, Shane Hunt Jr., Ayden Lehman, Carson Melendy, Broden Pirkle, Jackson Storm, Ryder McNabb and Ryder Letourneau. Coaches are Rob Carnahan, Anthony Juarez and Sean McNabb.

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The 10-under Fallon all-stars include (in no order) Andrew Douglas, Evan Giovanetti, Joshua Gusewelle, Trevor Hyde, James Kelsey, Fenn Mackedon, Carter Paul, Garrett Payne, Drake Reid, Braden Sorensen, Mason Storm and Dominick Tapia. Coaches are Gib Mackedon, Jason Storm and Daniel Kelsey.

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Kayla Norcutt ropes a calf during a college rodeo event. Norcutt just placed third in the nation in breakaway roping at the finals in Wyoming.

Finishing with a bang

Kayla Norcutt had a perfect end to her college rodeo career, placing third in the nation in one of her events at the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming last weekend.

Teeing off for the arts

The Arts Center’s fifth annual golf tournament was a resounding success, and declared the best they’ve ever done. This year’s winning team consisted of Marty Davis, Dave Nickle, George Shaw and Jim Wilhelm. The team was awarded a trophy, which will live at the golf course and bear their names until next year’s tournament.

Bringing the best to Fallon

Since Fallon switched from Little League to Cal Ripken in the late 1990s, it has hosted several state and regional all-star tournaments.

Great family fun

The fourth annual DeGolyer Buckin’ Horse and Bull Bash came to an end Saturday, and the weekend’s rodeo is being hailed a success.

Nevada gets $26.2M in federal property tax compensation

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., says Nevada will receive $26.2 million from the Payments In Lieu of Taxes program this year. PILT is a federal program designed to compensate states for property tax revenues they’re unable to collect because they have a high percentage of non-taxable federal land within their borders. In Nevada, 85 percent of the land is federally owned and, therefore, non-taxable.

Prison walk-away gets sent back to prison

A man who walked away from the Stewart Conservation Camp in south Carson City and then stole and crashed a Carson City Public Works water truck was sentenced to up to an additional 240 months in prison.

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Chris Henning addresses the croud at the dedication of the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department's service memorial.

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The new memorial features the names of the department's charter members, right, past chiefs and those firefighters who have served 20 years or more.

A century of service

A century of service to the Fallon community was recognized last week when the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department dedicated their new memorial to retired firefighters.

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CCHS HOSA students present their donation check to Candee Candler of Donor Network West. Students from left to right, Brynlee Shults, Broder Thurston, Whitney Skabelund and Zoey Swisher.

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Churchill County High School Health Science II students receive $5,000 from the Lead2Feed Challenge, which the students decided to donate to Donor Network West in honor of their high-school student organ donation awareness campaign.

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Councilman James Richardson, Ward III, is also sworn in by Tedford in the city hall council chambers.

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Councilwoman Kelly Frost, Ward I, is sworn in last week by Mayor Ken Tedford.

CCHS HOSA leads for organ donation

Churchill County High School’s HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) was recognized in the national 2017 Lead2Feed Challenge, earning $5,000 for charity and $2,000 for school technology.

New Fallon city council members sworn in

Fallon’s newest city council members were sworn in last week in the city hall council chambers.

Clifford Robert Miller

Clifford Robert Miller, age 68 of Carson City, passed away on May 31, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services. 775-883-5500

Cancer Warriors raffle picnic table

In December, Melinda Hiibel was diagnosed with a rare cancer called adrenocortical carcinoma that attacks the adrenal glands and in Hiibel’s case, a kidney.

Nancy Ann (Tate) Gourley

Nancy Ann (Tate) Gourley passed away peacefully Sunday June 18, 2017 at Carson Tahoe Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 71.

Whose sun is it anyway?

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” ­ —Galileo Galilei

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People are constantly looking for ways to improve their scent.

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Loud noises such as fireworks may affect your dog, especially with the Fourth of July nearing.

Greg Dill: How to lower your Medicare drug costs

If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialty or role in keeping the household running. Since I wash dishes faster than anyone, I’m the family dishwashing expert. I’m also the point man for paying medical bills. My wife and I have separate health coverage, so I have to make sure our providers have the up-to-date information they need to accurately bill our respective insurance plans.

Science of odor in clothes

From perfumes to scented body washes, deodorants and lotions, people are constantly looking for ways to combat the body’s natural scent and replace it with something more pleasant. Before you attempt to mask the aftermath of a few hours outside or at the gym, it’s important to understand the science behind odor to get rid of it effectively, especially now that warmer weather is arriving.

United States faces tests

America’s Declaration of Independence celebrates its 241st birthday on Tuesday, a day when our forefathers risked death for treason when the Continental Congress declared the 13 colonies as independent states free of the tyrannical British rule.

CCSD to discuss employee contracts, site budgets

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees will meet today at 6 p.m. in the Old High School auditorium (“The Pit”). Items for discussion and possible action include the following:

Democrats’ most ‘useful’ GOP friends in state legislature

The term “useful idiot” was popularized during the Cold War to describe Americans who seemingly unwittingly provided propaganda material the Soviet Union used to help spread the communist agenda.

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In this June 5, 2017, self portrait provided by Anya Sellsted shows herself inside a tent near Twin Lakes, Calif. Sellsted had traversed the highest snow-covered passes and forded raging rivers during her hike from Mexico to Canada when she ran into trouble in the high Sierra Nevada mountains. While crossing a log over a rushing creek in Yosemite National Park, Calif., the Seattle woman fell in the deep water and was gasping for air as the weight of her backpack pushed her under. (Anya Sellsted AP)

AP | Wesley Tils

In this Monday, June 5, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses a creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Sequoia National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water. (Wesley Tils via AP)

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In this Tuesday, June 6, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses a creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. Jake Gustafson, 21, a McDonald's manager from Pennsylvania, was one of those pressing on despite what he called "fear mongering" on social media. The worst thing he encountered as he and a friend approached Yosemite this week was sunburned nostrils from solar reflection off snow. "We're considered the daredevils," said Gustafson, who sends a "Not dead yet" message by satellite to his mother each night. "We like the sense of danger, I guess." (Wesley Tils via AP)

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In this May 22, 2017, photo taken along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kearsarge Lakes in Kings Canyon National Park, , Calif., shows conditions after a snowy winter and spring. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, on America’s West Coast, have been detouring California’s high Sierra in droves this year because of persistent snow and raging creeks. Several hikers have had close calls while attempting to cover the scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. (Brien Bower via AP)

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In this early June 2015 photo taken along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kearsarge Lakes in Kings Canyon National Park shows what conditions were when there was little snow on the trail. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, on America’s West Coast, have been detouring California’s high Sierra in droves this year because of persistent snow and raging creeks. Several hikers have had close calls while attempting to cover the scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. (Brien Bower via AP)

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In this Sunday, June 4, 2017 satellite photo provided by the US National Weather Service that shows the Pacific Crest Trail in California's high Sierra drawn in red surrounded by snowpack. The dream trip of a lifetime has turned to nightmares for some hikers as a massive snowpack in the Sierra Nevada covers the trail and turns rivers to torrents. (US National Weather Service via AP)

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In this May 15, 2017, selfie shows hiker Brien Bower in a snow storm along Pacific Crest Trail in California's southern Sierra Nevada. Bower, who hiked the 2,600-mile trail in 2015, detoured from the trail this spring after being caught in an avalanche and encountering dangerous river crossings and ended his effort to complete the hike after getting sick. (Brien Bower via AP)

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In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses wading chest-deep in still waters with his backpack over his head at Evolution Creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water. (Wesley Tils via AP)

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In this May 29, 2017, self portrait photo taken with the help of a timer, shows Anya Sellsted standing in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Sellsted had traversed the highest snow-covered passes and forded raging rivers during her hike from Mexico to Canada when she ran into trouble in the high Sierra Nevada mountains. (Anya Sellsted AP)

AP | Wesley Tils

In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, photo, Wesley Tils crosses a snowfield below Forester Pass in Sequoia National Park along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, on America’s West Coast, have been detouring California’s high Sierra in droves this year because of persistent snow and raging creeks. Several hikers have had close calls while attempting to cover the scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. (Jake Gustafson via AP)

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In this Friday, June 16, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses Bear Creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water. (Wesley Tils via AP)

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Troy Deibert of Truckee rails across the Ash to King's trail on his way to a 3rd place finish in the Men's Masters category and a 8th place overall for the 50 mile event Saturday during the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race.

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Members of the Carson High School mountain bike team ride on the Creek Trail above Carson City.

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Connor McRae, 16, ride the Ash to Kings Canyon Trail in June 2016.

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Jared Marchegger comes through in 4th place on the Ash to King's trail during the 15-mile event during the 2016 Carson City Off-Road.

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Connor and Tobin McRae ride the Ash to Kings Canyon Trail in June 2016 in Carson City.

Marilyn Jean McRae Bruggemeyer

Marilyn Jean McRae Bruggemeyer, age 57, born in Klamath Falls, OR to John McRae and Charlene Warner left us April 3rd, 2017 after losing to long-standing illness.

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Hear The Sextones live on Thursday in Minden.

Band bringing funk and soul to Dangberg park

Reno band The Sextones will perform funk and soul at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Charles C. Hill

Chuck was born on May 3, 1958 in San Bernardino, California. He grew up in Bishop, California and graduated from Bishop Union High School in 1976. While living in Bishop, he acquired his love of the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, camping and fishing. He contiued his love of the outdoors when moving to Carson City, Nevada, and enjoyed his camping trips up Highway 88, Topaz Lake and Lake Tahoe. He enjoyed photographing the Eagles and the wildlife in the Carson Valley.

Monday, June 26

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Ali Banister, chief of Juvenile Probation Services, sits in on a recent Behavioral Task Force meeting in Carosn City.

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Security bridge concept as business people running across two high cliffs with the help of a safe giant umbrella bridging the gap.

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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. The federal regulators evaluating Gov. Jerry Brown's decades-old ambitions to re-engineer the water supplies from California's largest river are promising a status update Monday, June 26, 2017, as Brown's $16 billion proposal to shunt part of the Sacramento through two mammoth tunnels awaits a crucial yes or no from national agencies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Man on suspicion of felony domestic battery with strangulation 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 FRIDAY At 4:19 a.m., a 21-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer and drunken pedestrian after deputies responded to reports of a suspicious subject near Silver Oak Drive and Carson Street. Bail was set at $325.

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

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Maya, an eight-year-old Boston Terrier, is looking for a home to show her love.

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Hoss is a six-year-old Boston terrier/mix who would love to have a family with no other pets.

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The four Washoe books written and translated by Lisa Enos and Tribe Elder Melba Rakow are shown here Friday.

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Lisa Enos of Dresslerville, left, and Tribe Elder Melba Rakow of Storey County have written four Washoe books.

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Elizabeth Hardin, Head Girl Scholar at the RSIC Honoring our Students Social Powwow, says: "Graduating both high school and (with) my AA degree is getting me a few steps ahead in my educational journey."

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Chandler Sampson, Head Boy Scholar, says: "Education opens doors to your future."

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Graduates and transitioning students young and old took part in the Round Dance during the June 15 powwow.

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Male Fancy Dancers take part in the June 16 Grand Entry.

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The Eagle Staff carrier leads Native American military veterans during the Grand Entry of the powwow’s first day, on June 16.

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A father and son take in the sights and sounds.

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Regional Native Americans take part in the June 16 Grand Entry.

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A young dancer impresses the crowd.

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A T-shirt commemorating Stewart Indian School (1890-1980) was on display at the June 16 Grand Entry.

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These two young female tiny tots — the smallest and youngest Native dancers — also took part in the June 16 festivities.

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A Jingle Dress dancer shows off her pride.

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Dominic Binkeddy, Navajo, of Stockton, California, fancy dances as part of the 2017 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow grand entrance the evening of June 16 in Carson City.

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Lucy Carnahan, left, and Nathan Strong recently took over as directors of the Chamber of Commerce and CEDA.

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Ben Douglass, left, talks with Lucy Carnahan and Sheriff Ben Trotter.

Delia L. Barr

Delia L. Barr, 96, a Gardnerville resident, died June 22, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Daina Michelle Scherbenske

Daina Michelle Rash Scherbenske went home to live forever with our Lord Jesus Christ on June 14, 2017, while surrounded by her loving family.

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Several seniors enjoy the new senior center's first meal prepared Monday.

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The new life center for seniors offers relaxing, socializing, dining, art and recreation opportunities, salon and medical services as well as other resources.

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Senior center staff members converse and laugh while finishing up the first meal prepared at the new William N. Pennington Life Center on south Maine Street. From left, volunteer Edna Dianda, volunteer coordinator Jen Freeman and volunteer Connie Sexton.

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David Mahe graduated this spring from Reed High School. He will attend Truckee Meadows Community College in the fall.

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From left, Jonas Grant III, Nathan Cortez and and Quecholli Fortunate Eagle Nordwall graduated (along with David Mahe) from Reed High School this spring, each adorning sacred feathers on their graduation caps.

Nancy Craven Grange

Beloved wife, mother, sister, travel partner and best friend, Nancy Grange passed away peacefully on January 23, 2017.

Carson City Photo Club to meet Tuesday

All levels of photographers are welcome at Carson City Photo Club’s meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office on Musser Street.

Free meals available to Carson City kids through summer

School may be out for kids in Nevada, but the need for healthy meals never ends. Nearly 266,000 students in Nevada are eligible for free and reduced lunch, making up more than 55 percent of the student population.

Carson City Historical Society hosting flea market July 8

The Carson City Historical Society’s first flea market of the summer will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8.

Grayce Ann Calli

Grayce Ann Calli, age 92, a Carson City resident and antiques business owner for many years, passed gently and peacefully into our Lords arms on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was well known and loved by many.

Blood donations needed in Carson City heading into summer

The local blood inventory has dipped significantly, so to continue meeting patient needs United Blood Services is aiming to collect at least 1,000 donations in Northern Nevada by July 4.

Richard Maldonado Sr.

Richard Maldonado Sr. entered the Spirit World on June 23rd, 2017 with his family by his side.

Tickets on sale for Carson City’s Polar Express holiday trains

Tickets are available offering the chance to climb aboard historic coaches donned in holiday lights and garland for a train ride to the North Pole this holiday season.

Douglas County Public Library closed for Fourth of July

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be closed on July 4 in celebration of Independence Day.

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Craig Stolo of Western Turf lays the sod.

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The Capitol grounds is receiving a new lawn.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy kicks off the Levitt AMP Concert Series Friday night at the Brewery Arts Center.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy rocked Carson City Friday night.

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There was a huge turnout at the Brewery Arts Center Friday night for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

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Christine Anderson and Ian Van Rensselaer cut the rug at the Levitt AMP Concert featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Friday night.

Bianca Marie Fryman

Bianca Marie Fryman, 32 of Carson City, passed away on June 23, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations 775-888-6800.

Apprenticeships help employers meet labor needs

Significant talent shortages and skill gaps are slowing employers’ efforts to expand, innovate, and excel. These workforce challenges undermine productivity and profitability.

Sunday, June 25

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Nevada Army National Guard Sgt. Sam Hunt, an electrician with G Company, 2/238th General Support Aviation Battalion on the flight line at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Stead, Nev., on May 12. Hunt is the first openly transgender soldier of the Nevada National Guard. Tech. Sgt. Emerson Marcus

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An U.S. flag is illuminated at sunset on Saturday, June 30, 2007, on the site of a home on Lake Tahoe Boulevard that was destroyed by the Angora Fire in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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A car is in ruin in the Tahoe Mountain area after being devastated by the Angora Fire.

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The night sky is illuminated by the Angora fire south of Lake Tahoe during the first night of the Angora fire in 2007.

Carson Blue Jays win twice on Saturday

RENO — The good times continue for the Carson Blue Jays.

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Robby Andrews, second from right, wins the men's 1500 meters ahead of second-place finisher Matthew Centrowitz, right, at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Tori Bowie, second from left, wins the women's 100 meters as Deajah Stevens, right, finishes second, Ariana Washington, left, finishes third, and Morolake Akinosun, second from right, takes fourth at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Robby Andrews, left, reacts to winning the men's 1500 meters ahead of second-place finisher Matthew Centrowitz, right, at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Fred Kerley, third from left, wins the men's 400 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Gil Roberts, left, came in second, and Wil London III, right, finished third. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Emma Coburn, right, runs with Courtney Frerichs, left, and Colleen Quigley, center, through the water in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Coburn won the event, Frerichs finished second, and Quigley finished third. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Justin Gatlin, right, shakes hands with Christopher Belcher, left, after Gatlin won the men's 100 meters and Belcher finished third at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Christina Manning, Dawn Harper, Kendra Harrison, and Nia Ali, from left, pose for photos with U.S. flags after running the women's 100 hurdles at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Harrison won the event, Ali took second, Manning finished third, and Harper was fourth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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U.S. Army runner Paul Chelimo salutes as he finishes first in the men's 5,000 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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This year’s Fuji Park Flat Track races will be held on Aug. 19. Tickets will be discounted through July 1. Photo by Shannon Litz/Nevada Photo Source

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Darrell Moody: North Valleys to 3A was right thing to do

At last, a move in the NIAA that makes sense.

SoCal offensive lineman commits to Pack

The Nevada football team has received its third verbal commitment from a California player for the 2018 season.

Friday, June 23

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) dunks as Iowa State's Deonte Burton (30) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Carson Blue Jays split in tournament, have won 8 of 10

SPARKS — The Carson Blue Jays have gotten better as the summer has progressed, and their eight wins in the last 10 games have proven that.

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference with Democratic senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. He is one of four GOP senators to say they are opposed it but are open to negotiations, which could put the measure in immediate jeopardy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) )

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017, following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill. Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday, June 22, 2017, by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. The expansion of the state-federal program has allowed 11 million lower-income Americans to gain health coverage. Among the Republicans voicing concern are Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sandoval. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)

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Minden's Brian Hanson displays his 1937 Ford Rat Friday at the Rockabilly Riot in Mills Park. The event runs through tomorrow and is free to the public.

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9-year-old Addie Quinn has her hair done by Vixens & Vanity's Janis Lokke of Reno Friday morning at the Rockabilly Riot.

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Carson City resident Don Burror's custom built bug sits on display in Mills Park Friday.

Darrell Moody: Hopefully, Cam’s dream rockets forward

Cameron Oliver’s NBA dream took a little bit of a hit when the 6-foot-8 Nevada sophomore forward went undrafted Thursday night.

Three arrested on child endangerment, 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 4:09 p.m., Cameron Wellbrook, 27, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony probation violation, felony burglary warrant and petit larceny after deputies responded to reports of a man taking items from the Carson Street Sportsman’s Warehouse. Bail was set at $7,750.

Young Chautauquans to visit Dangberg Historic Park in Minden

Young Chautauquans will present “People Who United the States” at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30 pm.

Heller 5th GOP senator to oppose health bill

WASHINGTON — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party’s banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama’s health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

Eloise E. (Tolles) Koenig

Eloise (Tolles) Koenig passed away on June 1, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer.

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The county recognized Chief Financial Officer Alan Kalt and the Churchill County Museum's Pauline Alles for 25 years of service. From left, Commissioner Bus Scharmann, Kalt, Alles and Commissioner Carl Erquiaga.

Judy Giurlani Wood

Judy Giurlani Wood, was a loving mother, foster-mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was a kind and generous soul who opened her heart and home to everyone. Judy found humor in everything and would always make you smile.

Thursday, June 22

Joe Santoro: Chuck Barris would be proud of Pack coaching staff

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... All things considered, the Nevada Wolf Pack football team should start the 2017 season with a 1-3 record.

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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2016 file photo, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak talks about the items banned on the Strip and downtown's Fremont Street Experience for New Year's Eve 2017. Sisolak, who heads the elected board overseeing the Las Vegas Strip, says he's running for governor as a Democrat. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

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Teams of four golfers compete at the Fallon Golf Course during last year's Art Center tournament.

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David Gregory, right, along with teammates Phillip Wurdinger and Dakota Loins gang up on their horse

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Fallon's Whitney Skabelund goes high to battle North Valleys in a non-league volleyball match.

Fallon coaches weigh in on North Valleys’ drop to 3A

There’s going to be a new sibling to fight next year in the 3A North.

Technology and Writing: Staying up to speed with change

Technology is changing how we use and interpret language. On the upside, social media and the Internet offer us ways to connect universally in real time. On the downside, they encourage us to reduce language into symbols for the sake of speed. While on a social level this is both exciting and fun, we need to keep ourselves in check when producing business writing. The key is to keep adjusting to those new changes without compromising our professional communications standards.

New directors take over at Chamber, CEDA

Two new directors have come on to help the community at the Fallon Chamber of Commerce and the Churchill Economic Development Authority.

New blood at Stockman’s

Ben Douglass is experiencing a homecoming, returning to Northern Nevada to take over as general manager of Stockman’s Casino and bring a fresh, experienced perspective to the establishment.

Discovering Jack London in the Sonoma Valley

During his event-filled life, acclaimed writer Jack London traveled around the world. But when it came time to put down roots he chose the lush green hillsides, moss-covered charter oaks and serenity of the Glen Ellen area in California’s Sonoma Valley.

Upcoming WNC community classes

Western Nevada College Fallon campus community classes are designed to enrich the cultural, social and recreational life of the community. Course details, fees and registration information are available at www.WNC.edu/FallonCE or by calling 775-423-7565.

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Catmint and snow in summer

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Catmint hardy geranium snow in summer

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A panoramic view of Lake Tahoe, as seen above the South Shore.

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A downtown icon, the Fallon Theatre has a storied façade and other unique aspects which contributed to it being added to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places.

Fallon’s champion bird dogs

Imagine my surprise when I found out that the winner of the 2015 Bird Dog of the Year is from Fallon. Patch, who is a rescued German short-hair pointer, was trained by Lesley and Gary Busboom. Yes, this is the Gary Busboom who owns Boomers with his daughter Holly Busboom-Tompkins.

Reaping what you sow

The recent shooting at a Republican softball practice in Virginia is an action that has been long-predicted by conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, and Mark Levin. While the actual event could not be predicted, the act could and was.

County, BLM talk wildfire preparedness

The Churchill County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to discuss county and Carson City District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wildfire preparedness.

New life center to be dedicated

The new William N. Pennington Life Center at 952 S. Maine Street will be dedicated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the facility’s dining room followed by a ribbon cutting, tours and special lunch.

Lake Tahoe’s waters run deep

Whether you call it Big Blue, the Lake of the Sky — or, as Mark Twain so famously wrote in his masterpiece Roughing It, “the fairest picture the whole earth affords” — one thing is for certain: We all are here because of Lake Tahoe.

Discovering amazing things

I’ve been around a while and I’ve seen some stuff but I’m constantly coming across things that baffle and amaze me. I think that’s what life is, a series of unexpected discoveries, I know it is for me. Of course it’s always possible that I’m just not very bright…that I’m amazed by discovering the obvious.

Stock market bends but does not break

Markets ended the week basically unchanged despite a continued rotation out of tech, a breakdown in the price of oil and a much-anticipated Fed interest rate hike. On Wednesday, the Fed increased short term rates quarter of a percent, the second increase this year.

JoAnne Skelly: Landscape the lazy way

I’m a lazy gardener. I try to minimize my work load while maximizing aesthetic appeal and practical function. I avoid plants that are needy, like those that need extra fertilizer or pruning or those that are susceptible to insects or disease. I’m not into planting annuals. All the extra work of planting flowers every year seems silly and expensive, when I can plant perennials once and have them for years. Besides, annuals are less cold hardy and our home is located where freezes often occur when other areas are fine. Annuals don’t survive well for me.

What the stock market is thinking about

Markets were relatively flat this week. On the domestic front, the Fed reported the results of its “stress test,” which measured large bank’s ability to survive if we experience another downturn in the economy. All passed, which was expected given the stringent regulations under the Dodd-Frank act. Also, the Senate GOP released its health care bill which will likely go through several changes as it currently lacks the support to pass.

Fallon Theatre makes state register

The Fallon Theatre on south Maine Street has become the latest addition to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places. The State Historic Preservation Office, established in 1979, said the register is a list of Nevada properties that reflects the history and traditions important to Nevadans, and encourages the conservation of these historic places for future generations.

Man arrested after punching deputy, 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 6:24 p.m., a 57-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of contempt of court after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 300 block of Sandalwood Drive. Bail was set at $200.

Fundraiser for Carson City’s Muscle Powered ends Saturday

The chance to show support for trails is offered while getting the chance to win three bikes worth $6,000 and equipped with components from SRAM, RockShox, Maxxis and Stan’s NoTubes.

Huntsman Cancer Institute unveils new cancer research center

SALT LAKE CITY — Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah announced the official opening of its Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center, a world-class facility dedicated to advancing research in cancer. Jon M. Huntsman also announced today a commitment from the Huntsman family and Huntsman Cancer Foundation to give $120 million to HCI.

Zachary Robert Heinz

Beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, Zachary Robert Heinz, age 21 of Carson City, Nevada, passed away June 7, 2017 after a brief struggle with depression.

Janice Aycock

Janice Aycock of Carson City, NV, passed away on October 9, 2016. Arrangements were under the care of Aztlan Mortuary, San Diego, CA 619-337-8100

Dottie “Bernice” Beason

Dottie “Bernice” Beason, 59, passed peacefully at her home in Lone Pine, CA after a year long battle with lung cancer.

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A water tank built in 2010 on Amber Way by the Town of Minden.

Wednesday, June 21

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A sign on the Mynt Cannabis Dispensary across the street from Harrah's hotel-casino in downtown Reno, Nev., is pictured Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Mynt is one of at least four medical marijuana dispensaries in Reno that have received the necessary local licenses and are ready to start selling marijuana for recreational use on July 1 if the state is able to comply with a court order regarding distribution licenses. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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FILE - In this July 31, 2015, file photo, people line up to be among the first in Nevada to legally purchase medical marijuana at the Silver State Relief dispensary in Sparks, Nev. Nevada's marijuana regulators are working furiously to launch recreational sales on July 1, a fast-approaching deadline that could hinge on a court deciding whether the powerful liquor industry should be guaranteed a piece of the pot pie before tourists and residents can light up. Lawyers for the liquor industry, marijuana retailers and the state are facing a judge Monday, June 19, 2017, to argue whether Nevada has the authority to issue marijuana distribution licenses to anyone besides alcohol distributors. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

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Surrounded by vendors Mayor Bob Crowell cuts the ribbon at the opening of the 2017 Home and Garden Show in the Carson Mall. The show runs all day through the weekend and is free to the public.

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Connie Wiseman of Carson City looks at the Greenhouse Garden Center's fountain Wednesday in the Carson Mall.

There’s more questions than answers on legal pot in Nev.

WHAT’S THE DISPUTE? The ballot measure voters approved in November says marijuana should be regulated similar to alcohol. It specifies liquor wholesalers would have exclusive rights to distribution licenses for 18 months unless not enough of them are interested in the job.

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Valerie Sue Meyer, practices at Mills Park in Carson City, on Wednesday afternoon.

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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan, right, of Wisconsin, administers the House oath of office to Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., second from left, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rosen said Wednesday, June 21, 2017, she will seek the Democratic nomination to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the 2018 election. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson, file)

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FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, Congressional candidate Jacky Rosen attends an election night party in Las Vegas. Nevada Rep. Rosen said Wednesday, June 21, 2017, she will seek the Democratic nomination to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the 2018 election. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Perry clarifies on Yucca, Gov. Sandoval responds

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry issued a statement on Wednesday clarifying his remarks in front of the Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee on Tuesday when he apparently called for an effort to revive the stalled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, and suggested the Nevada National Security Site near Yucca Mountain could be used for interim storage of high-level nuclear waste in the short term.

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Pro Woman's backcountry race winner, Rose Grant, is greeted by happy fans during Sunday's Carson City Off-Road race. Grant won the woman's race in 4:36.41. For more photos, go to nevadaappeal.com.

Garcia hired as Carson High girls soccer coach

Jose Garcia, a fixture in the soccer scene in Carson City for the last 14 years, has been hired as Carson High’s girls soccer coach.

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OJ Simpson appears via video conference in front of a panel of the Nevada Parole Board in 2013.

Carson Futbol Club holding tryouts this weekend

Valerie Sue Meyer, who started with Carson Futbol Club at age 11, says the club prepared her for three successful varsity seasons at Carson High School and her next step — college soccer.

U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen to run for Senate against Dean Heller

Nevada Rep. Jacky Rosen said Wednesday she will seek the Democratic nomination to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the 2018 election. Democrats aiming to upset the GOP’s Senate majority consider Heller’s seat the most vulnerable in 2018

How and where O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing will take place

LAS VEGAS — Nevada parole officials have set a July 20 date to decide whether O.J. Simpson should be paroled after serving the mandatory minimum of a nine-to-33 year sentence for an armed robbery involving two sports collectibles dealers in Las Vegas in 2007. Here’s a look at how the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners says the parole hearing is expected to proceed.

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Carson High School CTE health sciences students work with Carson Fire Department for EMT skills training as part of their health sciences curriculum.

Grayce Ann Calli

Grayce Ann Calli, 92 of Carson City, passed away on June 20, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations 775-888-6800.

Man arrested on felony parole and probation hold, 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 9:28 a.m., a 23-year-old Carson City woman was arrested on suspicion of two counts of possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription after deputies responded to reports of a domestic dispute near Long and Russell. At the same incident, a 26-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. Bail for the woman was set at $5,000 and bail for the man was set at $3,000.

Twana Marie Johnson

Twana Marie Johnson, 80, passed away Sunday the 18th at her daughter’s home from complications of ALS.

Free wildlife shows planned by Douglas County Public Library

As part of its summer reading fun, the Douglas County Public Library is providing two wildlife shows on July 12.

Margaret Ellen Olesen

Margaret Olesen, 95, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away quietly at her home on June 15, 2017.

Francis A. Clermont

Francis A. Clermont of Wellington, NV, passed away February 14, 2017. Arrangments are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Douglas C. Bixby

Douglas C. Bixby of Gardnerville, passed away February 3, 2017. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Carl T. Johnson

Carl T. Johnson of Gardnerville, NV, passed away February 7, 2017. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Merna L. Murano

Merna L. Murano of Gardnerville, NV, passed away December 27, 2016. Arrangments are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Ralph M. Cornell Jr.

Ralph M. Cornell Jr. of Gardnerville, NV passed away May 5, 2017. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Styrr Arlillius Bowman-Miller

Styrr Arlillius Bowman-Miller 5, beloved son of Johnny Miller and Tawny Bowman died on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from injuries he sustained in an accident.

John Thacker

Celebration of Life for John will be held on Saturday July 15th at the Park in Unionville, Nevada at 1:00 pm.

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An aerial photo of the Carson City Bypass, looking southeast, taken June 10 during the Carson City Airport's open house.

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An aerial photo of the Carson City Bypass, looking north, taken June 10 during the Carson City Airport's open house.

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The finishing touches are being put on the I-580 extension with a fun run scheduled on the new stretch of highway on July 22nd.

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Lyon County is dealing with flood-related issues.

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Leadership Institute Class of 2017

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Best Annual Event - David and Ellie Bugli, Carson City Symphony Annual Pops Party Concert

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Volunteer of the Year - Robert Ash, Instructor Chamber Professional Development Series

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Volunteer of the Year - Kellie George, The Grinch for Silver& Snowflakes Festival of Lights

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Chamber members gather in the Carson Mall for the 2017 Carson City Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala and Awards Celebration on Tuesday.

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Front row, from left: Roger Herrera, Danny Manzo, Max Navarro, Osvaldo Gomez, Raul Lopez, Javier Vega and Angel Gonzalez. Back row, from left: Manager Terese Martinez, Guillermo Hernandez, Adrian Torres, Ricky Gonzalez, Christian Martinez, Efren Ramirez, Ernesto Lamas, Guillermo Perez, Lex Merrifield, Isael Lopez and Coach Frank Martinez

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Justin Rivera, of ‘America’s Got Talent Fame,’ will be at the Brewery Arts Center on June 30.

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Catch the Mo’z Motley Blues Band on Thursday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.

Running for heroes

Time is running out to do pre-registration for the second annual Honoring American Heroes 5K.

Sandoval ‘blindsided’ by proposal to temporarily store waste near Yucca

During his remarks during a House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee budget hearing on Tuesday, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry continued his effort to revive the stalled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, but also suggested the Nevada National Security Site near Yucca Mountain could be used for interim storage of high-level nuclear waste in the short term.

Walker River rec area land donation formally accepted

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Tuesday voted to formally accept the donation of four historic ranch properties along the east fork of the Walker River that will become the Walker River Recreation Area.

Carson City to be full of cars this weekend

The cars are coming to Carson this weekend, with multiple events to satisfy any kind of vehicle enthusiast.

Twana M. Johnson

Twana M. Johnson, 80, died June 18, 2017 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

High-end mountain bikes stolen in Carson City

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the theft of several high-end mountain bicycles taken last weekend during the Carson City Off-Rides.

Jerry F. Hofer Sr

Jerry F. Hofer Sr, 75, died June 18, 2017 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Carson City live entertainment for June 21-27

Steve Lord at 6 p.m. today at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Comedian bringing magic to BAC June 30

A comedian who doubles as a magician is bringing his bag of tricks to the Brewery Arts Center.

Blues band on tap at Dangberg Park

The five-piece band Mo’z Motley Blues will perform blues, rock pop and soul at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Man held for attempted vehicle burglary, 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 10:54 a.m., Lyle Tuecke, 67, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony parole and probation hold after deputies responded to reports of a welfare check near College Parkway and Highway 50. No bail was set.

Diana L. Weaver

Diana (Dyna) loved so many things about life, but she loved taking road trips most of all, when on the hot afternoon of Saturday, June 17, 2017 she decided to take her final road trip home, without a doubt taking a detour thru Yellowstone on the way. When she arrived at the garden in the sky she was greeted by her husband Jimmy Weaver (2013) and son James Weaver(1986) who preceded her in death. Surviving her is her daughter Deborah Striplin, granddaughter Elizabeth Allen, grandson James Striplin Jr., sister Sue, brother Preston and extended family.

Taking baby steps to protect your child’s teeth

Dental Care for your baby starts early. All parents are aware of the more common afflictions like coughs, colds and ear infections, but many are unaware that tooth decay may seriously affect their child’s health, and unlike asthma and allergies, is completely preventable. The health of your infant’s baby teeth is important to the healthy growth of their permanent teeth.

Diabetes and dental care: Are you at high risk?

While it is important for diabetics to take good care of their hearts and their bodies, those suffering from this chronic condition cannot afford to ignore their teeth.

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Visitors walk among the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Riders from Journey of Hope arrive in Fallon on Saturday morning.

Remembering her fellow Nevadans

Fallon’s Linsey Golding considers Memorial Day to be a special occasion to honor fallen military men and women. Golding is part of an organization called Armor Down that rehabilitates veterans after they return from deployment by teaching them about mindfulness.

Old school meets New School

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) — The flight decks of aviation-capable vessels like aircraft carriers bustle with noise and danger-screaming jets, snapping steel cables and powerful tractors and forklifts. Planning and orchestrating this high-octane dance requires precision and accuracy from those responsible for directing deck traffic.

Thinking About Health: Patient-centered care should be more than just a marketing slogan

Recently I heard from a woman in rural Nebraska who told me about her 76-year-old father, who in late April had a lemon-size cancerous mass removed from his brain. The man chose to have his chemotherapy and radiation treatments at a hospital close to his home instead of at one of the larger hospitals farther away. Not surprisingly, he wanted family nearby.

On track

The development of a rail park and industrial center west of Fallon has taken a major step.

Journey of Hope’s annual quest

Every year in mid-June, a group of college-aged bicyclists pedal their way across the United States raising money and awareness for those with disabilities.

Witness for the people

It is hard to imagine a more articulate and respectable witness than former FBI director James Comey, as he demonstrated when he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8.

Light allows escape from darkness

The only way to get out of the darkness is to follow the light. Sometimes it’s just a very faint light. Often you have to be in the darkness long enough to refocus your eyes so that you can look for a glimmer of light to follow out of the darkness.

Carson City judge blocks pot distribution licenses to non-alcohol distributors

Carson City District Judge James Wilson ruled Tuesday the Nevada Taxation Department can’t issue recreational marijuana distribution licenses to anyone except licensed alcohol distributors.

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Churchill County School District will gain a new Food Services director next school year and a slight meal cost increase through its meal service provider, Chartwells.

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A Saturday afternoon fire raced through a triplex on Rio Vista at U.S. Highway 95. Both the Fallon / Churchill Volunteer Fire Department and Federal Fire Department from Naval Air Station Fallon responded to the fire. Assistant Chief Bill Lawry of Fallon / Churchill said the fire displaced four adults. The Red Cross took care of three people, but Lawry said the fourth declined help. He said paramedics from NAS Fallon stood by, but no injuries were reported.

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Summer is the time to ensure your feet are ready for the sandal-wearing weather.

Understanding Trump: Newt gets it

There’s an old saying in the marketing biz: “For those who get it, no explanation is necessary. For those who don’t, no explanation is possible.”

Fire blazes through triplex

A Saturday afternoon fire raced through a triplex on Rio Vista at U.S. Highway 50.

CCSD updating phone system

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met last week to approve upgrading all site phone systems to Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) using CC Communications.

One mighty popcorn kernel

It’s often said, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Perhaps this statement would have come out differently had it included popcorn kernels. Last Saturday my son Doug was enjoying some microwave popcorn, when an uncooked kernel broke off the entire back half of a large lower molar.

The circle of life

Have you ever noticed how the more things change, the more they seem to stay the same?

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The Little Caesars Love Kitchen food truck delivered enough pizza to feed almost 300 Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada members. The Love Kitchen travels across the U.S. providing hot pizza meals to veterans and families, some of whom may not otherwise get one. This is the third year the Love Kitchen has visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada in Carson City.

Nevada Business Connections holding breakfast Wednesday

Buzz Harris, a licensed business broker with the Liberty Group of Nevada, will be featured at a monthly breakfast sponsored by Nevada Business Connections.

Youth summer program underway in Carson City

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada began summer programming with Camp Battle Born on June 5. Camp Battle Born runs through Aug. 11. Activities are planned around weekly themes including survival camp, artful antics and mad science camp.

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Ron and Marilee Swirczek were married for 26 years.

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Cyclists leave McFadden Plaza on Tuesday morning for the 2017 Carson City Invitational Celebrity Bike Ride sponsored by Muscle Powered.

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Dr. Joseph McEllistrem

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Staff at the Mallory Crisis Center include, from left, Kelli Frey, RN; Janine Petrick, RN and Dr. Beth Haase.

Monday, June 19

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Ken Smith, right, and Frank Reynolds

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Catmint hardy geranium snow in summer

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Catmint and snow in summer

Carson City court decision on suit to block recreational pot licenses coming Tuesday

Carson City District Judge James Wilson will rule Tuesday on whether to block the recreational marijuana regulations from taking effect.

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The new senior center includes a spacious kitchen with top-of-the-line features.

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The William N. Pennington Life Center on South Maine Street is ready for occupying, including the bright and airy dining hall.

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Mark Langston, left, talks with cyclist Adam Brown during the Journey of Hope event at Western Nevada College, in Carson City, Nev. on Friday, June 17, 2017. More than 30 cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternities from across the nation visited WNC as part of a cross-country bike ride to help raise awareness about people with disabilities.

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Kimberly Dawson, with Western Nevada College, teaches Robert Woodrum and his mom Homa sign language during the Journey of Hope event at WNC, in Carson City, Nev. on Friday, June 17, 2017. More than 30 cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternities from across the nation visited WNC as part of a cross-country bike ride to help raise awareness about people with disabilities. The annual event includes numerous vendors from local disability-related services, food, music and activities for the kids. Photo by Tim Dunn/Nevada Photo Source

Journey of Hope rolls into Carson City

Western Nevada College again hosted a group of cyclists on their way across the country to help people with disabilities.

Carson Mall seeks volunteers for hot-dog-eating contest

The Carson Mall is hosting a hot-dog-eating contest from 1 to 4 p.m. July 4, and volunteer grillers are needed to help make it happen.

Douglas County Public Library to close for Fourth of July

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be closed on July 4 in celebration of Independence Day.

Volunteers sought to teach English in Carson City

United Latino Community in Carson City needs community volunteers to teach basic English to adults.

Summer reading program for adults set at Douglas County Public Library

Adults are welcome to join the Douglas County Public Library’s summer reading program in July.

Local amateur radio operators holding Field Day in Minden

June 25 and 26 is Field Day, an annual contest for amateur radio operators across North America. SIERA (Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Assn.) will hold their Field Day at Minden-Tahoe Airport from 11 a.m. Saturday through the night to 11 a.m. Sunday.

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Larry Lippmann as Hank Monk

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McCammon and Kennedy

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Man arrested on charges of felony parole and probation hold 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 FRIDAY At 8:37 a.m., Christie Torvik, 47, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, violation of a suspended sentence, violation of a suspended sentence and two counts of failure to appear after deputies conducted a business check at Slotworld. Bail was set at $3,890.

John Robert Anderson

John Robert Anderson, 84, died June 15, 2017 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Funeral Home, Carson City, 775-882-4965

May Doreen Harper

May Doreen Harper, 77 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 17, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Gloria Marsh

Gloria Marsh, age 88 of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. 775 -882-2644.

Storytelling weekend planned at Dangberg park in Minden

A weekend of Storytelling brings a variety of talent to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 2017.

Gaylord Everett Atkinson Jr.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of our father, Gaylord “Everett” Atkinson Jr. on June 14, 2017.

Judy Probert

Judy Probert, 75, passed on May 5, 2017 in a Reno, Nevada hospital. She was the widower of Harold Probert. They shared 45 happy years of marriage together.

Saturday, June 17

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Kenny Wehn of Durango, Colo. climbs the hill above Curry St. on his way to winning the 35-mile 40+ amateur category Saturday.

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35-mile amateur competitor Mark McKenny picks up his commemorative railroad spike from a volunteer Saturday at the finish of his race.

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Lance Armstrong crosses the finish line of the 50-mile Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race Saturday.

Darrell Moody: Carson’s Keema wins student-athlete honor

A belated congratulations to Carson High graduate Jace Keema, who was one of eight winners honored by My21 TV and the Reviglio family.

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Mary Ann and Gilbert Dixon, of Fallon, pose with their Ford 1923 T-Bucket Delivery and 1923 T-Bucket on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The Dixons will join T-Bucket enthusiasts from across the country at the T-Bucket Alliance National Convention June 22-24 at Mills Park in Carson City. Photo by Kim Lamb/Nevada Photo Source

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Irene and Chief Art Beaton proudly hold their almost-three-year-old son Ken for a family portrait. The proud couple is looking forward to celebrating its fourth Mother’s Day and Father’s Day later in 1944.

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Carson High School CTE graduating seniors Shaylin Segura and Sophia Waite received the Outstanding CTE award for entrepreneurship.

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Carson High School CTE graduating senior, Maya Vasquez, received the Outstanding CTE award for culinary arts.

Red-hot Carson Blue Jays win again

RENO — Thanks to a 14-hit attack, the Carson Blue Jays made it four straight wins with an easy 18-6 win over the Colt 45s at the Reno Athletics Tournament on Saturday morning.

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From left, Josie Verive-Cain, Kyle Brune, Nicolas Baggio and Lucas Stocz participate in a Minecraft workshop at the Carson City Library in 2016. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Thursday providing an additional $500,000 for statewide library programs. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

Fallon Theatres added to state register

The Fallon Theatres has become the latest addition to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places (State Register.)

Friday, June 16

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Canadian Geoff Kabush crosses the finish line first ahead of Todd Wells Friday evening during the Carson City Off-Road's Fat Tire Criterium.

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Geoff Kabush raises his hands to celebrate as he crosses the finish line during the men's criterium Friday night in downtown Carson CIty.

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Geoff Kabush raises his hands to celebrate as he crosses the finish line during the men's criterium Friday night in downtown Carson CIty.

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Dawson Swain,9, of Talahasse, Floriday gets instruction from a Rippin' Chix Mountain Bike clinic leader during the expo at the Carson City Off-Road race Friday.

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Reno Devo team member and 2016 National Champion in her age group Mya Dixon toes the line during the 15-mile fun ride Friday afternoon.

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Sheriff Kenny Furlong fires a shotgun to start the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road 15-mile fun ride Friday afternoon in front of the Capitol.

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Robert Pennal, a retired special agent supervisor with the Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice, speaks to a group of regional law enforcement agencies at the Carson City Sheriff's Office in Carson City, Nev. on Friday, June 9, 2017. Partnership Carson City funded the training session on the dangers first responders face from fentanyl and butane hash oil. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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The seventh annual Rockabilly Riot runs Thursday through Sunday in Mills Park, including drag races, car shows and a pin-up contest. Photo by Brad Horn/Nevada Photo Source

Woman arrested on petit larceny, 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 12:03 p.m., a 55-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct after deputies responded to reports of a man screaming in a business near the 800 block of Plaza Street. Bail was set at $150.

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Steve Hale as Snowshoe Thompson

Chautauqua of Snowshoe Thompson planned in Minden

Steve Hale will portray the legendary mailman of the Sierra, Jon A. “Snowshoe Thompson, at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Suspect in Tatro harassment case convicted of weapons charges

John Thomas Ashton will be sentenced Aug. 1 in the case that eventually resulted in his arrest on charges he had been threatening and stalking Justice of the Peace John Tatro for more than four years.

Kurt Muench

Dear Mom (Patti Merriner) Dear Dad (Heiko Muench) Dear Sonja, Natasha, Rachael, Christina, Heiko Jr. Trevor and All the Family and Friends.

Dorrine Sadilek

Dorrine Sadilek,79, passed away June 14, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is caring for the arrangements. 775-882-4965

Benjamin M. Nix

Benjamin M. Nix, 46 of Carson City, passed away on June 9, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

June D. Rubrecht

June D. Rubrecht, 98 of Carson City, passed away on June 16, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Lillian H. Warboys

Lillian H. Warboys, 99, passed away June 5, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is caring for the arrangements. 775-882-4965

NDOT to resurface State Route 341 south of Virginia City

Single lane closures and minor travel delays will take place on State Route 341 south of Virginia City beginning June 19 as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the roadway.

3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market modified for Carson City Off-Road

Saturday’s 3rd and Curry St. Farmers Market will have adjustments to accommodate the Carson City Off-Road bike race that’s happening through Sunday.

Meditation, spiritual wellness classes offered in Carson City

A six-week introductory class on meditation starts June 17 at the Carson Psychic Institute, 1800 E. Highway 50, Suite 207.

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Jeff and Jessica Young talk to a customer at the Shoe Tree Brewing Company bar and tasting room.

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Troy Deibert of Truckee rails across the Ash to King's trail on his way to a 3rd place finish in the Men's Masters category and a 8th place overall for the 50 mile event Saturday during the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race.

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Muscle Powered volunteers work on a section of Ash Canyon trails above Carson City, Nev., on Friday, May 12, 2017. Photo by Cody Blue/Nevada Photo Source

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Junior Jared Barnard lays down a bunt for the Senators Thursday.

Thursday, June 15

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Great Basin Native Artist Joyce McCauley talks about the regalia she creates for Native American dancers. McCauley is one of several artists whose work will appear in the second installment of the Great Basin Native Artists show. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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In this screen grab from Lance Armstrong's Instagram, Armstrong is seen riding in Carson City with fellow rider Payson McElveen on Thursday.

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Jeff and Jessica Young talk to a customer at the Shoe Tree Brewing Company bar and tasting room.

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This impressive monument honoring U.S. Army camel driver “Hi Jolly” lies near his grave and the grave of his favorite camel in Quartsite, Ariz.

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A Marine pauses to pay his respect to one of 2,289 boys buried at the Aisne-Marne American Battle Monuments Cemetery in France. Eben Bradbury Jr. was one of the 116,708 American boys killed in action in World War I. Eben rests eternally in Plot A, row 7, Grave 84.

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Darity Openshaw, left, and her sister Blair Johnson, cut the ribbon to announce the reopening of their business in a larger building. Holding the ribbon are Amber Ayers, left, and Valerie Johnson, both from the Chamber of Commerce.

Carson Blue Jays (slowly) roll to win against Dayton

RENO — A ball that never left the infield was the turning point in Thursday’s Carson-Dayton game at the Reno Athletics Tournament.

Shoe Tree Brewing grand opening this weekend in Carson City

Shoe Tree Brewing Company is hosting its grand opening ceremony Saturday, after three months of serving Carson City home brewed beers and business success. Opening the brewery in March was a dream come true for local brewmaster brothers, Jeff and Paul Young, as they spent 2016 constructing the 2,000 square foot beer hub at 1496 Old Hot Springs Road.

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A historical evolution of flags are lined up in a display.

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Many people in the audience wave small flags during the Flag Day ceremony.

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Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford offers a few words about Flag Day's meaning.

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Fallon Elks exalted ruler Kris Berlin, left, and past exalted ruler Bruce Reed present a plaqueon Flag Day to Lisa Erquiaga, director of the William N. Pennington Life Center.

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Bruce Reed, left, former Fallon Elks exalted ruler, assists Lisa Erquiaga and Boy Scouts Ethan Jonte, center, and Chris Jeppeson with the raising of the flag. Erquiaga is the executive director of the William N. Pennington Life Center.

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A historical evolution of flags are lined up in a display.

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Many people in the audience wave small flags during the Flag Day ceremony.

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Fallon Elks exalted ruler Kris Berlin, left, and past exalted ruler Bruce Reed present a plaqueon Flag Day to Lisa Erquiaga, director of the William N. Pennington Life Center.

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Bruce Reed, left, former Fallon Elks exalted ruler, assists Lisa Erquiaga and Boy Scouts Ethan Jonte, center, and Chris Jeppeson with the raising of the flag. Erquiaga is the executive director of the William N. Pennington Life Center.

Fallon honors Flag Day

Observances for Flag Day are rich in history with many civic groups paying honor to the Stars and Stripes. How did Flag Day become a national observance?

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Ludie Henley , left, and Larry and Dixie Eddy are pictured at the 113-year-old house in Prescott, Ariz., which was owned by Ludie’s great-aunt, Ida Haskell Brown, and her husband, Ziba. The Eddys now own the home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nostalgic visit to 113-year-old family home

Many of us have fond memories of people and places past, so when my wife and I arrived in Prescott during our recent driving trip through Arizona, her excitement mounted.

Crystal Rose Briscoe

Our lives have been forever changed. It is with heavy hearts that on June 11, 2017 we lost our warrior princess.

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The East Center Farmers Market has vendors selling fresh produce.

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A vendor serves refreshments at the Maine Street Farmers Market.

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1923 girls basketball team.

Following Robert Louis Stevenson IN THE NAPA VALLEY

Writer Robert Louis Stevenson is generally known for his rollicking adventure stories of the high seas, such as “Treasure Island” and “Kidnapped,” or his famed horror novel of the duality of man, “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

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FATHER’S DAY POWWOW

FARMERS MARKET TIME

Friday’s Farmers Market kicks off the weekend in downtown Fallon. The East Center Farmers Market runs from 4-7 p.m. beweeen Maine and Nevada streets. It features local vegetables, honey and jerkey and other vendors.

JoAnne Skelly: Apples versus crabapples

My friend Will asked me about the relationship between apples and crabapples. He wondered if apples were hybrids of crabapples. I had thought they were different, but after extensive research, I found that their hybridization goes back thousands of years and crossed many countries and even continents.

Lakou Mizik plays at summer’s first outdoor concert

Lakou Mizik plays at the summer’s first Outdoor in the Park concert on Saturday at Oats Park Centennial Stage.

Diversify with bonds (even if rates are low)

If you’ve needed a mortgage or another type of loan over the past several years, you’ve probably appreciated the historically low interest rates we’ve experienced. But if you’ve wanted to own fixed-rate investments, such as bonds, you might have been less pleased at the low-rate environment. Now, interest rates may be moving up somewhat, but even if they don’t hit the heights we saw in previous decades, you can still gain some key advantages from owning bonds.

Don’t let your investments take a vacation

It’s summer again — time for many of us to take a break and possibly hit the open road. But even if you go on vacation, you won’t want your investments to do the same — in summertime or any other season. How can you help make sure your portfolio continues to work hard for you all year long?

Recognizing past achievements

Since the school’s inception in 1916, the Lahontan Valley has witnessed many state and regional championships made possible by the thousands of standout student-athletes, coaches and contributors. But something was missing to recognize the individuals and teams who made an invaluable impact with the Greenwave.

Mitigation becomes a chess game

For years to come, this year’s flood mitigation efforts among dozens of government agencies will be long remembered.

Market volatility increases

As we head into summer we’re seeing an increase in market volatility. The technology sector, in particular, has noticeably pulled back. This is certainly not surprising, given that tech stocks have risen dramatically since the middle of April.

Court News

The following cases were heard in the Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Thomas Stockard. Johna Eileen Greene pleaded not guilty to two counts of unlawful use or being under the influence of a controlled substance. A jury trial was scheduled for October.

Carolyn Renae Simnad

Carolyn Renae Simnad was born on March 11, 1947, and passed away on June 11, 2017, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Lawrence Adrian Walter, Jr

Lawrence Adrian Walter Jr, age 55 of Carson City, passed away on June 13, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services 775-883-5500

Esperanza Duran Padilla

Esperanza Duran Padilla, age 76 of Carson City, passed away on May 20, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services, 775-883-5500

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Carson City's Renee Williamson heads towards Genoa during the Pony Expres re-ride Wednesday.

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Ed Lynch,right, helps Jim Phelan of Tahoe City with the ‘mochila’ exchange at the base of the old Kingsbury Grade Wednesday afternoon in the Carson Valley during the Pony Express re-ride. Pony Express riders had completed their re-ride through central Nevada earlier in the day that included stops east of Fallon at Cold Springs and south of Silver Springs at Fort Churchill.

Hall of Fame pushes through adversity to become reality with first class

About six years ago, I was talking with a coach about a recent track meet, finding out how Fallon performed and where he expects the team to be at the end of the regular season.

Richard Gitthens III

On June 14th, 2017, Rich’s 37th birthday, the world tragically lost a truly good man.

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As part of the junior rodeo, children competed in the mutin busting competition, riding sheep.

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Kelly Quillan picks up speed in the barrel races, one of the most popular attractions of the third annual DeGolyer Buckin' Horse and Bull Bash.

Man arrested on suspicion of intimidation of an officer, 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 3:45 p.m., Jason Serda, 39, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of six counts of felony possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and two counts of bail conditions after deputies responded to assist Department of Alternative Sentencing officers near the 600 block of King Street. Bail was set at $21,000.

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You will always be remembered father/brother/husband/nephew/uncle/friend

New senior center opens Monday

The new William N. Pennington Life Center at 952 S. Maine Street will open its doors to the public Monday including serving its first lunch and a special cake.

Affidavit: Homicide victim found with neck lacerations

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., — Kenneth Pestana, found dead last week on his property, was discovered with multiple deep cuts to his neck with no knife nearby, a Nevada County, Calif., affidavit states.

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Award-winning Reno author to hold creative writing workshop

Award-winning Nevada author Eric Neuenfeldt will be holding a free creative writing workshop on June 24 at the Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno.

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Artists are being called to submit their work in the Spirit of America art show.

Artists sought to submit in Carson City’s Spirit of America art show

The Nevada Artists Association invites all local and regional artists and photographers to enter its Spirit of America art show.

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Mormon Station State Historic Park is the site of several free events in July, starting with the annual Genoa American Festival on July 4.

Free events planned at Mormon Station in Genoa

Join park staff at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa for family friendly summer park events. All are free to the public.

Nevada lands football commit

The University of Nevada football team has landed its second verbal commitment for the 2018 season in Crenshaw High’s Patrick Willis, Scout.com reported on Sunday.

Wednesday, June 14

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The audience responds to a question from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Raymond Spencer of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as he gives a presentation about online dangers at the Brewery Arts Center on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The presentation was put on through Sierra Nevada Forums in conjunction with Partnership Carson City. For more information, go to pcccarson.org. Photo by Shannon Litz/Nevada Photo Source

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Raymond Spencer of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force talks about online dangers at the Brewery Arts Center on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The presentation was put on through Sierra Nevada Forums in conjunction with Partnership Carson City. For more information, go to pcccarson.org. Photo by Shannon Litz/Nevada Photo Source

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A Nevada Air Guard NCO presents the Betsy Ross Flag during the five flag ceremony Wednesday morning at the Capitol.

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Brigadier General Zachary Doser, Director of the Joint Staff, Nevada National Guard presents the Army birthday message during Flag Day cermonies at the Nevada State Capitol in Carson Wednesday.

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Senior Airman Mariah Connell plays the Army Song on the bagpipes during Flag Day cermonies at the State Capitol.

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From left, Bill Miles, owner of Miles Construction, introduces Richard Saute, president of Cosmetic Enterprises, at the groundbreaking ceremony along with Miles Project Manager Stacy Reid.

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Members of Miles Construction and Cosmetic Enterprises Ltd unite on construction grounds Wednesday morning at Dayton Industrial Park, in celebration of CEL's groundbreaking location.

Cosmetic plant breaks ground in Dayton

It was a journey that began two years ago when Richard Saute hunted for a location to expand his manufacturing facility. But there was one place in Nevada he couldn’t get off his mind — Dayton. Although Cosmetic Enterprises Ltd is based in Pacoima, Calif., the president of the company said proximity was not the most important factor.

Elko cash seizure ruled unconstitutional

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision the actions of the NHP and Elko sheriff’s deputies in seizing $167,070 in cash from a motorist’s vehicle were unconstitutional. The opinion by Justice Stephen Reinhardt also upheld the award of $146,938 in attorneys fees in the case.

Man arrested on grand larceny, 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 10:44 a.m., Trent Getty, 26, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony grand larceny after deputies responded to reports of a man taking auto parts from the Carson Street Cal Ranch. Bail was set at $25,000.

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A Kona rider leads the chase group across 2nd Street with hopes of catching Geoff Kabush and Russell Finsterwald who had broken away.

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Canadian Geoff Kabush (Scott) raises his arms in victory as he crosses the finish line of the Pro Men's Fat Tire Criterium Friday night in downtown Carson City.

Three women arrested for smuggling prescription pills into Carson City Jail

Three Carson City women were arrested Tuesday after smuggling prescription pills into the Carson City Jail.

Motion to dismiss suit to help Yucca Mountain fight

Nevada’s legal fight against Yucca Mountain took a step forward this week, with the filing of a motion to dismiss a state of Texas lawsuit that threatens to undercut Nevada’s opposition to the Yucca Mountain repository. Previously, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans granted Nevada’s motion to intervene in the nuclear waste lawsuit State of Texas v. United States of America (Case No. 17-60191).

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The students keep detailed notebooks with images, charts and notes related to the group’s research project on inflammation.

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The WNC Fallon three-week biomedical research group meets in their lab on campus to study inflammation. From left, back row: McKenzie Feest, Dr. Gary Evett, Heidi Fait; middle row: Vivian Jusino, Ellona Gehman; front row: Christina Bowman, Lana Quint.

Shirley May Meier

Shirley May Meier 79, former Nevada resident, died June 5, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas of natural causes. She was married to Robert E. Meier Sr. Nov. 30, 1957

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Karts are lined-up at the Carson Raceway indoor track.

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Jamy Keshmiri is the owner of the Carson Raceway, which features a 750-foot long indoor track.

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Pit crew member Logan Bevins takes a lap around the Carson Raceway on Tuesday.

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Samuel Douglass holds an artist rendering for the exterior of the Horseshoe building that has been remodeled into office space on the second floor.

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Samuel Douglass, checks out the view of downtown from a remodeled office space in the Horseshoe building.

Marian Maddaford Miles

Marian Myrtle Maddaford Miles passed peacefully on June 9, 2017. She was 102 years old at death.

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Friends and colleagues attended an event on Sunday to remember Kirk Robertson's contributions to the arts.

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Churchill Arts Council's Kirk Robertson, center, explains the operation of the art installation Crank by Patrick Zentz to hen State Sen. Mike McGinness, left and the late Gov. Kenny Guinn.

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Kirk Robertson, who died on May 1, and his wife Valerie Serpa, elevated the arts in Chuchill County and made the Oats Park Art Center a hidden jewel in rural Nevada.

Tuesday, June 13

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MEFIYI's director JoJo Townsell takes a group photo during camp Thursday.

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Coach Nate Tobert runs drills with the kids at the MEFIYI Carson Senator Summer Basketball Camp Thursday at CHS.

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Deputy Kevin Cook trains during Motor School back in March.

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Deputy Kevin Cook takes a short break from Motor School training in March.

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Asparagus and Swiss and sharp cheddar cheese lend flavor to this gluten-free quiche.

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Yucatan Current, Site-Collected Plastics and Sand, by Paul Ford. Ford's creations will be on display through Aug. 18 at Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City.

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An array of stunts by aerial and martial artists are planned in Asylum, a cirque show coming to Carson City.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is celebrating its 24th year in music. See the band live on June 23 as it opens the Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series.

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A fundraiser for Pioneer Park was selling personalized bricks.

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Six pioneer women are recognized at the park.

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A sign and informational material tell of the California Trail's history.

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A ceremony on Saturday recognized the 20th anniversary of Pioneer Park on North Maine Street.

Churchill County’s pioneering spirit

The community celebrated a milestone Saturday that honored the pioneering spirit of women who made a difference in Fallon’s development.

CCSD to discuss 5-cent meal increase, VOIP, board policies

The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Old High School auditorium (“The Pit”). Items for discussion and possible action include the following:

Local graduates

Gonzaga UNIVERSITY Mollie Black and RoseMary Homma, both of Fallon, participated in graduation exercises during Gonzaga University’s Commencement Ceremony that was held in May in Spokane’s Veterans’ Memorial Arena.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks help in finding missing juvenile

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.

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Racers bolt around the track during Rattlesnake Raceway's Octane Fest race day.

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The community was able to get an up close look at the engines of classic vehicles during the Octane Fest carshow.

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Announcer Dave Munoz, left, introduces The Devastator's driver Mark Schroeder during Saturday's opening ceremonies.

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Death From Above flies over a line of wrecked cars during Octane Fest's monster truck freestyle.

Usencio Castillo-Diaz

Usencio Castillo-Diaz, 41 of Carson City, passed away on June 8, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Recipe: Gluten-free quiche by Tina Galhaut

Gluten-free quiche Makes 8-10 first course servings or 6 main dish servings

Carson City live entertainment for June 14-21

Dave Leather’s acoustic Americana at noon today at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road.

Carolyn R Simnad

Carolyn R Simnad, 70 of Carson City, passed away on June 11, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Art exhibit in Carson City highlights environmental challenges

Nevada artists Scott Hinton and Paul Ford share a common concern for the environment, though they express their views in unique and contrasting ways.

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Libraries across the state including the public library in Churchill County will receive additional funding for collection development, bookmobile services, statewide databases and emerging technology.

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Rain greeted Fallon residents in time forf Monday's commute.

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Winds gusted to more than 30 miles per hour Sunday afternoon.

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Cloudy weather, cooler temperatures and rain dumped on the Lahontan Valley late Sunday into Monday.

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The Fallon Elks Club is conducting a Flag Day ceremony on Wednesday.

Asylum cirque show coming to Carson

A show offering aerial stunts, martial arts, a diverse cast and heart-pumping surprises is coming to the Carson City Community Center.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy opens Carson City free summer music series

Returning for the second year, the Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series will bring free live music to the Brewery Arts Center.

Understanding the seriousness of mini-strokes

A survey conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association shows one-third of United States adults have had symptoms consistent with a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini-stroke, but only 3 percent called 911 for help.

WNC Fallon offers ‘exciting’ research

Six students are participating in an intensive three-week biomedical research program at the Western Nevada College Fallon campus, purely for the education and value of it.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval OKs state library funding

Funding approved for Nevada libraries by the Legislature will make a difference for people across the state, including those in some of the most remote places, librarians testified.

Fallon Elks to conduct Flag Day ceremonies

A flag dedication ceremony on Flag Day will be conducted by Elks Lodge BPOE 2239 on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the new William N. Pennington Life Center, 952 S. Maine St.

Cooler June slows runoff

The weekend was anything but spring as a late-season cold front swept through Northern Nevada, sending many people back to the closet for sweaters and glovers.

Marian Myrtle Miles

Marian Myrtle Miles, age 102, of Carson City, NV, passed away June 9, 2017. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Walker River Recreation Area bill signed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval

Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law measures establishing the Walker River State Recreation Area and funding initial construction to make the park available to the public.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs marijuana bills

Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed several marijuana bills including the measure regulating advertising of recreational marijuana projects.

Jack Charles Mynear

Jack Charles Mynear, Age 75 of Dayton, Passed away on June 5th 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home.

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Dwight Borges attaches the mochila to Veronica Jenks' horse 'Bretta' during the 2016 Pony Express Re-ride..

Billie Jo Lowery

Billie Jo Lowery, age 71, passed peacefully on April 12, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home.

62-year-old arrested on suspicion of felony burglary warrant, 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 8:14 p.m., a 21-year-old Carson City man was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear after deputies conducted a warrant service near the 4000 block of Village Drive. Bail was set at $740.

Stephen Scott Morse

Stephen Scott Morse, age 51, of Carson City, Nevada, beloved father, husband, son and brother, passed away June 6th, 2017 after an unexpected cardiac event while having dinner with his mother.

Silver State Model T Ford Club to meet in Carson City

The Silver State Model T Ford Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 20 at Red’s Old 395 Grill, 1055 S. Carson St.

Nevada Humane Society hosting Walk for Animals Aug. 12 in Sparks

Signups are underway for Nevada Humane Society’s Walk for Animals, an event to raise support for homeless pets. The walk will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at Sparks Marina.

Carson City comedy showcase to highlight funny dads

Some of Northern Nevada’s funniest dads will gather at the Brewer Arts Center on June 20 to celebrate dad humor and recount stories of fatherhood.

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Jim Barcellos of University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension leads free STEM activities in Silver City.

Free art and science events offered in Silver City

Each summer since 2003, the historic Comstock community of Silver City has offered free public programming in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Pony Express re-ride to cross Churchill, Lyon counties

Pony Express riders were scheduled to arrive at Cold Springs Tuesday night and then Fort Churchill early Wednesday morning on their way toward Genoa.

Monday, June 12

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The Mobile Outreach Safety Team includes, front, Bekah Brock, middle, Jessica Dickey and Donald Gibson, back, Jimmy Surratt, Nick Pinochi and Dean Williams. Not pictured is Deputy Israel Loyola.

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The former Carson Car Center location is now Carson City Hyundai.

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Wayne Lew is general manager of the Carson City Hyundai dealership, which is located at the former Carson Car Center.

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Instructor and paramedic for Carson Fire, Jeff Davies, CHS CTE students Salma Saldana, Casandra Maldonado, Alexa Michel Ortega Cortes, and CHS HOSA Advisor Carson High School, Frank Sakelarios. Saldana, Maldonado and Cortes were among nine CHS CTE students who passed the National Registry EMT skills exam in May.

Quick thinking led authorities to capture homicide suspect Joseph Ward, Carson City sheriff says

The capture of Joseph Ward, a suspect in last week’s homicide of Kenneth Pestana, could have gone much differently, authorities said. Some 30 officers waited Thursday evening outside a Carson City apartment where, moments later, they arrested Ward. They needed a search warrant before they could enter the home where they believed he sheltered, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said Monday.

Joseph Edwin “Kip” Kincaid

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved Kip. The world lost a brother, father, soul mate, uncle, grandpa, and best friend. He was an adventurer, loved the Pacific Northwest, the outdoors and his family and friends and was a true Seattle Seahawk fan. There are not enough words to describe how he touched each one of our lives.

Charles A. “Chuck” Rogers

Chuck passed away peacefully at home at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Tahimik “Mike Only” Ricarte

Tahimik “Mike Only” Ricarte of Fallon, Nevada joined his wife, Lirio Bailan Ricarte, in heaven on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Jesse James Reynolds

Jesse James Reynolds, age 77, passed away June 9, 2017 in Fallon, Nevada.

Alan Robert Springfield

In loving memory of Alan Robert Springfield, who passed away on June 9, 2017. Alan was born on September 26, 1944 in Nashua, New Hampshire; the second born to the late Joseph and Jairetta (Main) Springfield.

Carson City Hyundai changes ownership

Carson City’s Hyundai auto dealership has changed hands and relocated across the street.

Karen Marie Gonzales

Karen Marie Gonzales, age 63, of Fallon, NV, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services, 775-883-5502

Beverly J. Sears

Beverly J. Sears passed away June 9th, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.

Carmen J. Casolo

Carmen J. Casolo, age 86 of Carson City, passed away June 9, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Crystal R. Briscoe

Crystal R. Briscoe, 31, died June 11, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Betty J. (Harper) Hilts

Betty J. (Harper) Hilts, passed away June 7th, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. She was born September 5th, 1933 in Fallon, Nevada to Nancy & Thomas Harper, graduated from Fallon High School, and married Don Hilts in 1956.

J.B. Smith

J.B. Smith, 88 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 10, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Mary Hyacinth Minster

Mary Hyacinth Minster, 87, of Carson City, NV passed away on June 9, 2017. Mary was born in Dodge City, KS on September 19, 1929.

Inaugural Christmas in July Craft Fair planned in Carson City

Handcrafted items will be offered in Sierra Lutheran High School’s inaugural Christmas in July Craft Fair from 5 to 9 p.m. July 14 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 15.

State of Nevada Career Fair set for June 22 in Reno

Information about employment opportunities with the state and resources for veterans will be on hand at the State of Nevada Career Fair on June 22 in Reno.

Carson City Roadrunner RV Club hosting camping event June 20

The Carson City Roadrunner RV Club will be hosting its second campout for the season on June 20 at Meadow Cliff RV Park in Walker, Calif.

Open meting with Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd set for Friday

All topics, including local angst about the recreational marijuana moratorium, will be on the table during Carson City Supervisor Ward I Karen Abowd’s monthly Walkabout on Friday.

Grant offered to support education, training and health care in Nevada

The Rural Utilities Service of USDA Rural Development is accepting applications through July 17 for its Distance Learning Telemedicine grant.

Strings in the Schools music program returning to Carson City

Carson City Symphony’s Strings in the Summer, directed by Symphony Education Director Sue Jesch and Associate Concertmaster Laura Gibson, is getting underway with weekly sessions.

Celebration of Flag Day, Army’s birthday planned in Carson City

The Nevada National Guard is set to host its 19th annual Flag Day and U.S. Army’s 242nd birthday celebration 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial at the Capitol, 101 N. Carson St., Carson City.

Crenshaw player commits to Nevada FB for 2018

The Nevada football team has landed its second verbal commitment for the 2018 football season in Crenshaw’s Patrick Willis, Scout.com reported on Sunday.

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Veterans Healing Camp at 1775 East US Highway 50 in Silver Springs.

Nonprofit Veterans Healing Camp in Silver Springs seeks volunteers

Veterans Healing Camp is new nonprofit located in the heart of Silver Springs that is dedicated to helping our local veterans make a successful transition from military to civilian life.

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Douglas County Sheriff Ron Perini and Ron Hoyt of the International Footprint Association Carson Valley Chapter presented $1,000 on June 7 to Glen Whorton, president of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society. The donation will help open the historic prison for tours, displays and programs regarding the site’s geologic, Paleozoic, anthropologic, architectural and social history. Currently tours are on hiatus until a change-in-use permit is approved. From left: NSPPS Member TP Hubert, Whorton, Footprinters Ray Hoyt and Sheriff Pierini and Prison Preservation Society Vice President Robin Bates.

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Honorable mention: Old Screw by Anke Simpson.

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Third place: Spider by Abbey Baxter.

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Second place: Bee by Tom Keller.

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Macro photography was the theme in May for Carson City Photo Club. First place went to Two Bugs by Trent Pitsenbarger. The club welcomes all levels of photographers at monthly meetings held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Enter through the west entrance.

Historic prison benefits from Carson Valley Footprinters donation

Douglas County Sheriff Ron Perini and Ron Hoyt of the International Footprint Association Carson Valley Chapter presented $1,000 on June 7 to Glen Whorton, president of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society.

Education achievements: Local students awarded scholarships

Two scholarships worth $1,000 each were awarded to local students at a recent Retired School Employees Association luncheon.

Carson City Photo Club’s May winners

Carson City Photo Club’s May competition focused on macro photography. The club welcomes all levels of photographers at monthly meetings held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Enter through the west entrance.

Showers clearing today

Today Showers, mainly before 11am. High near 62. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Sunday, June 11

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Canadian Geoff Kabush is interviewed following the Pro Men's criterium last June.

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A Kona rider leads the chase group across 2nd Street with hopes of catching Geoff Kabush and Russell Finsterwald who had broken away.

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Katerina Nash (Luna) outsprints Rose Grant (Stan's/Pivot) at the finale of the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road Women's Pro Criterium Friday evening.

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Troy Deibert of Truckee rails across the Ash to King's trail on his way to a 3rd place finish in the Men's Masters category and a 8th place overall for the 50 mile event Saturday during the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race.

Saturday, June 10

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Cindy Clampitt answers an interview question at the Nevada State Legislative Building Thursday.

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Cindy Clampitt stands in one of her favorite places in the Legsilative Building, next to the Raggio yacht on the 2nd floor.

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Cindy Clampitt is retiring after 52 years of state service.

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Georgia's Kendell Williams, center, competes in the heptathlon 1,500 meters on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. Williams won the heptathlon. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Missouri Karissa Schweizer smiles as she crosses the finish line to win the women's 5000 meters on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Florida's Kyra Jefferson, left, heads toward the finish line as Oregon's Deajah Stevens, center, falls in front of Iowa's Brittany Brown during the women's 200 meters on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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The Oregon women's track team celebrate its team championship on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Oregon's Raevyn Rogers celebrates as she crosses the finish line ahead of Southern California's Kendall Ellis to win the women's 4x400 meters relay on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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William Smith shows his winning entry for cover art for this year’s Jazz & Beyond festival.

Oregon women win NCAA championship, complete triple crown

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon put the baton in the hands of one of its most clutch performers as the Ducks chased history, and Raevyn Rogers didn’t disappoint.

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CISCO Technology Instructor Dave Riske works with students Sergio Teutli, rear, and Chrissa Johnson at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Photo by Cathleen Allison

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Cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternities from all over the country rode to WNC on June 17, 2016, one leg of a cross-country trip to raise awareness for people with disabilities. Here, rider Jackson Roy from Phoenix joins in with dancer Falynne Lewing during a Michael Jackson tune.

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Players can join the 2017 Golf Classic for $125 per person or $480 per team.

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CISCO Technology Instructor Dave Riske works with students Sergio Teutli, rear, and Chrissa Johnson at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Photo by Cathleen Allison

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Parks and Recreation crews install flower baskets grown at The Greenhouse Project for downtown locations.

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Vaulting poles by UCS Spirit will be featured in Capital City Arts Initiative’s in Industrial Art: Sports Edition.

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A collection of jewel-like sprockets by Dirt Trick.

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The Cable Connection makes stainless steel cable railing that has been used in the San Francisco 49ers’s new Levi Stadium and the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan. Examples can be seen at the Courthouse Gallery starting June 9.

Carson Blue Jays end Boise trip with split

The Carson Blue Jays wrapped up their trip to Idaho with a split on Thursday against the Boise Gems.

Carson City gallery hosting Industrial Art: Sports Edition

Embracing the area’s manufacturing community, the Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, Industrial Art: Sports Edition, at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery through Sept. 28.

Tyson, Gourmet, Conagra products recalled

Tyson Foods Inc., a New Holland, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,485,374 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products could contain milk, a known allergen, which isn’t declared on the product label.

Cover art chosen for 2017 Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival

The Jazz & Beyond festival committee announced the winner of its 2017 poster and program cover art contest.

Barrington Levy to bring island fever at Carson City

Carson City is about to get a slice of Jamaica, as reggae artist Barrington Levy is headlining Epic Rides’ Off-Road Four Peaks Music Festival on Saturday.

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Tiger Zach "Meat" Donovan goes yard for his first home run during the 2017 Carson City Little League City Championship, Governor's Field, Carson City, Nevada

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Twins Shortstop Anders Graul receives the ball to make an out at second as the Tiger's Tyler Palmer begins his slide during the 2017 Carson City Little League City Championship, Governor's Field, Carson City, Nevada

After scathing report, grant loss, Nevada invests in family planning

TONOPAH — Misused grant funds, sloppy record-keeping and undertrained staff at state-run rural reproductive health clinics led Nevada to lose hundreds of thousands of federal dollars over the past two years.

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Casey’s last picture was taken Oct. 26, 2012. Pictured from left are Lynn English High School Class of 1958 ‘rust friends’ Judy Richardson, Al Casey, Ed Belson, Ken Beaton and Pat Carpentier.

Friday, June 9

Tigers tame Twins for Carson City Little League Majors title

The Tigers dropped just one game in winning the Carson City Little League Major Division regular-season championship, and they were just as impressive in the playoffs.

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UC Santa Barbara's Tori Usgaard, left, Oregon State's Kara Hallock, center, and Nevada's Nicole Wadden, right, cross the finish line in a heat of the heptathlon 200 meters on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Stanford's Grant Fisher smiles after winning the men's 5,000 meters on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Florida team members hold the trophy high after winning the men's team title at theNCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Texas A&M's Fred Kerley crosses the finish line for victory in the men's 1,600-meter relay on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Florida's Grant Holloway celebrates after realizing that the team had won the men's team championship on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Tree mortality near Lake Tahoe is increasing.

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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Deputy Dan Jones explains different motorcycle gang symbols and tools during the TRIAD "Guns, Gangs and Dogs" event Friday.

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong speaks with seniors at the Senior Center Friday during the TRIAD event.

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Lyon County Gang Unity Deputy Francisco Torres takes a bite from K9 Deputy Rex during the first TRIAD event, "Guns, Gangs and Dogs."

Governor Sandoval gives state employees extra 1 percent raise

Gov. Brian Sandoval is approving an additional 1 percent pay raise for Nevada state government employees each of the next two years. His Friday signature on Senate Bill 368 means state workers will see a total 3 percent increase each year of the biennium.

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Julie Salanoa slides down the big slide at the Nevada State Fair during last year's fair.

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Carson City Sheriff’s Office honors three deputies

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office honored three deputies Friday afternoon; welcoming one, promoting another and saying goodbye to a third.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval OKs state library funding

Funding approved for Nevada libraries by the Legislature will make a difference for people across the state, including those in some of the most remote places, librarians testified.

Man arrested on providing false ID, 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 7:08 p.m., Tyler Schroeder, 28, of Carson City was arrested on suspicion of felony providing false identification to avoid prosecution after deputies responded to reports of a suspicious subject near 5th Street and Warm Springs Court. Bail was set at $5,000.

Sharon Lee Alexander

Sharon Alexander was born May 17, 1940 to Elmer and Carol Brearty in Oakland California. Sharon graduated from Freemont High School in 1958.

Sharon Renee Wicker

Sharon Renee Wicker of Carson City, Nevada, passed away suddenly of natural causes on May 5, 2017 at the age of 71. She was born in Grants Pass, Oregon to the late Dortha Cullison.

Basic dog obedience program to start in Carson City

Carson City Recreation’s Basic Dog Obedience program, instructed by Guy Yeaman, begins Tuesday and runs through July 25.

Soroptimist International of the Comstock hosting Bunco in Dayton

An evening of Bunco will benefit scholarship for local high school students and one woman who is head of the household and returning to school.

Pet adoption event set for June 17 in Carson City

Tractor Supply Company’s Carson City location will be the site of pet and livestock adoptions on June 17.

Sandoval axes minimum wage proposal in batch of vetoes

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday vetoed a bid to raise minimum wages for the first time in his seven-year tenure. Democratic lawmakers passed backup measures this session that would ask voters to, among other things, raise the wage floor. The earliest that question could get on ballots would be in 2020 and the earliest any initiative petitions could get a vote would be as Sandoval exits the Governor’s Mansion in 2018.

Carlos “Wato” Isaac Martinez

Carlos “Wato” Isaac Martinez, 54 of Fallon, passed away in Palo Alto, CA. on May 18, 2017 after a very courageous fight following difficult heart surgery.

Thursday, June 8

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A home on the 22000 block of Highway 20, 10 miles east of Nevada City, sits surrounded by yellow Sheriff's tape as authorities conduct their investigation into the death of Kenneth Pestana, who was discovered dead in his home Wednesday night.

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A home on the 22000 block of Highway 20, 10 miles east of Nevada City, sits surrounded by yellow Sheriff's tape as authorities conduct their investigation into the death of Kenneth Pestana, who was discovered dead in his home Wednesday night.

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A multi-story log cabin style home on the 22000 block of Highway 20, 10 miles east of Nevada City, sits surrounded by yellow Sheriff's tape as authorities conduct their investigation into the death of Kenneth Pestana who was discovered dead in his home Wednesday night.

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Nevada Division of Forestry's Acting State Forester, Kacey KC, stands among the past state foresters as she is the first female in Nevada to serve the role.

Gov. Brian Sandoval to sign off on state worker raises

Gov. Brian Sandoval will sign the legislation giving state workers 6 percent raises over the coming two years. Sandoval included 2 percent raises in the coming budget cycle in his recommended budget. But, literally minutes before adjourning on Monday night, lawmakers surprised everyone including Sandoval by amending Senate Bill 369 to add another 1 percent increase in each of the coming years.

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One of the memorials at Chicago’s Midway Airport. ‘This memorable American victory was of cardinal importance not only to the US but to the whole Allied cause,’ by Winston Churchill. ‘All participating personnel, without exception, displayed unhesitating devotion to duty, loyalty and courage ... the performance of officers and men was one of the highest order,’ by Admiral C.W. Nimintz.

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A SBD 5, Scout Bomber Douglas, hangs from ceiling between Concourse A and Concourse B at Chicago’s Midway Airport, named after the battle in 1949.

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‘Dedicated to Those Buried Somewhere in the Vast Pacific. Their Watery Graves Known Only to God,’ says a plaque displayed at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.

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El Perro Loco rumbles through the arena during a monster truck event at a previous Octane Fest.

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AmyJo Grissom (with scissors) and Brad Travis cut the ribbon with Amber Ayers, left, and Valerie Johnson, right, representing the Chamber of Commerce.

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The annual Churchill County Museum Association meeting is Saturday at 6 p.m.

Haitian musicians perform under the stars

Through tragedy comes triumph.

Fading remains of Ophir City In Washoe Valley

Crumbling stone and brick walls that appear to be dissolving into the mud and grass in an open field adjacent to the northwest edge of Washoe Lake are just about all that remain of the once-thriving mill town known as Ophir City.

Why should you aerate your lawn?

A healthy lawn involves more than a weekly mowing. Plant roots need oxygen in the soil to grow. When we walk on, play on, mow, or do other activities on a lawn, the soil gets compacted, which reduces the amount of pore space in a soil. This limits the amount of air available to the grass plants. Compacted soils become a barrier to root growth. Fewer roots mean the grass loses capacity to absorb water and nutrients, becoming weaker with less top growth and more susceptible to insects and disease. To counteract compaction, we core aerate the lawn.

June market update

The S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite had their strongest monthly gains in three months in May. Even Foreign equities continued to generally outpace domestic equities in May reflecting an improving global economy. The old saying, “sell in May and go away, hasn’t applied so far this year.