Stories for December 2018


Monday, December 31

Carson Tahoe Breast Center honored by National Cancer Institute

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) and the Carson Tahoe Breast Center have recently been recognized by the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Contributions in Oncology Research. The award comes on the heels of a prestigious clinical trial, the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), for which recruitment began in August 2017. Led by Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe Breast Center, this innovative program was one of just 131 trials worldwide and the only in Nevada.

Carson City restaurants get help to go green

Carson Street restaurants now can get help with their new year’s resolution to go green. GreenUp, a local nonprofit, is working to recruit restaurants located along Carson City’s main street between Stewart Street and Winnie Lane that are interested in reducing waste and operating in a more environmentally-friendly way.

Joe Santoro: Nevada should go all the way with Jay

A couple of seasons ago the Nevada Wolf Pack proudly declared, “In Muss we Trust,” and gave men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman a stunning two-year contract extension just two seasons into his five-year deal.

Stocks in December take a beating

Investing during the month of December was like traversing an icy mountain stream. It delivered a staggering shock to the senses that triggered the instinct to, “Get Out!”

A look at 2018

Editor’s note: This is part one of our look back at 2018. Part two will appear in next week’s edition.

Nevada No. 6 in AP; moves up to No. 5 in coaches poll

NEW YORK — Duke remains atop an AP Top 25 poll with few major changes after a light Christmas week schedule of games.

Except for Pack, Mountain West struggling

It was not exactly a great week for Mountain West men’s basketball.

5 bold and insane predictions for 2019

The past year was one to remember in the Lahontan Valley.

Top 10 Lahontan Valley News sports stories of 2018

1. Lady Wave cagers go back to back

Nevada Gov.-elect Sisolak marries Kathy Ong

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak has announced that he and fiancee Kathy Ong married on Friday in Las Vegas.

Sunday, December 30

3-piece ensemble schedules Carson City shows

Blu’ Jaz is jazzing up the New Year.

Saturday, December 29

Friday, December 28

Four Lyon schools receive NDA award for school gardens

Lahontan Elementary School was among 40 sites across four Nevada counties to receive a $200,000 grant award to support growing new gardens on campus, according to the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

Canine lullabies for your BFF

I hope your holidays were wonderful! We certainly had a lovely Christmas and crisp New Year. The most interesting gift we received was actually a gift for Watson. He received a CD of Canine Lullabies. These lullabies were produced by Terry Woodford who is an incredible songwriter, producer and engineer.

Fallon hosts annual Cattlemen’s Update on Jan. 8

The University of Nevada, Reno is hosting its annual Cattlemen’s Update across Nevada during the second week of January with a stop in Fallon on Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.

WNC recognizes winners at art show

The gallery at WNC would like to recognize some special winners from the staff/student art show this month. The best of show award went to Jep Jeppeson for his ceramic work.

Early California history defines town of Sonoma

Few California communities are as quaint, picturesque and historic as Sonoma, which traces its roots to 1823.

Frisell opens Arts Center’s 2019 performances

Bill Frisell headlines the year’s first show on Jan. 26 at the Oats Park Arts Center’s Barkley Theater

NSHE Regent Carter visits Fallon campus

Western Nevada College President Vincent Solis and the Fallon campus recently hosted Nevada System of Higher Education Regent Patrick R. Carter.

Titus, Settelmeyer to speak at CEDA breakfast

Assemblywoman Robin Titus and State Sen. James Settelmeyer will discuss legislative initiatives at the Churchill Economic Development Authority’s January business council breakfast on Jan. 9.

Navy extends comment period for range expansion

The U.S. Navy has extended the public review and comment period by an additional 30 days for the Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to allow additional time for the submission of public comments.

Raymunda Gorospe Basa

Raymunda Gorospe Basa also known as “Randy” or “Bibang”, 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at her home in Dayton, Nevada.

Karen Winchell

Karen Winchell, 60, passed away at her home in Carson City, Nevada December 17, 2018. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is caring for her arrangements. 775-882-4965.

Nevada receives $13.3 million settlement from Wells Fargo

Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, announced on Friday a $575 million settlement with Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to resolve claims the bank violated state consumer protection laws.

Marilyn Mae Rose

Marilyn Mae Rose, 60, passed away on December 24, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Nevada Supreme Court seeks judicial pay raises

The Nevada Supreme Court is asking lawmakers to give Nevada’s judges their first pay raise in a decade. AB46, which was requested by the court in September and pre-filed Nov. 16, would add $30,000 a year the base pay received by Supreme Court, Appellate Court and District Court judges statewide.

Thursday, December 27

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus coming to Gardnerville

RENO — TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 13th annual “Brrroque Masters” concert series. The series is dedicated to the memory of Mark Lord, TOCCATA’s principal trumpet from 2007 to 2014. Choose from performances in Reno, Incline, and Gardnerville, from Jan. 5 to 13.

Local roundup: Remer’s run cut short by injury at SNC

Carson High wrestler David Remer had his run at the Sierra Nevada Classic cut short by an injury on Friday at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

Joe Santoro: Pack has best shot at unbeaten season

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is currently 12-0 and ranked No. 6 in both major polls with just one non-conference game (Saturday at Utah) remaining on the schedule.

Donald Frederick Wilcks

On Monday, December 24, 2018, Donald Frederick Wilcks was brought home by the Lord. Don left this world surrounded by family.

Nanny Huf

July 26th, 1928 - December 5th, 2018 Nanny Huf 90, was born July 26, 1928 in Germany. She passed away peacefully on December 5, 2018 in her home. We would like to invite everyone that was touched by Nanny to a celebration of life and love Potluck on January 5th at 2pm at the Genoa Bar 2282 Main St. Genoa/Minden. Please call 503-881-4012 for details.

Nevada Supreme Court orders new trial in child abuse case

James Marlin Cooper will get a new trial on charges of domestic battery and child abuse after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled there was race-based discrimination in his jury selection.

Laxalt seeks extension of sex crimes statute of limitations

Attorney General Adam Laxalt has requested legislation that would expand and extend the statute of limitations on sex crimes.

James M. Huckaby

James M. Huckaby, better known as “Coach Huck”, passed away December 18, 2018 in Byron Center Michigan, after a long illness.

War of the Wolves: Pack set for Arizona Bowl

The Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl between the Nevada Wolf Pack and Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday has a new, unofficial name this year.

Carson City area posts 18th consecutive gaming win increase

Statewide gaming win was up 6.4 percent in November to $967,168,553. While the Carson Valley reporting area only increased about 3.5 percent, Gaming Control Board analyst Mike Lawton said that’s Carson’s 18th consecutive monthly increase. Carson, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as the capital, reported $8.97 million in win largely because of a huge increase in “21” play. Lawton said that’s a 173.2 percent increase over November 2017. That translates to a 32 percent hold percentage, double normal.

Wednesday, December 26

Susan C. Ford

Susan C. Ford, born in Billings, MT on December 17, 1925 died in Fallon on December 21, 2018.

PERS loses another round at Nevada Supreme Court

The Public Employees Retirement System petition for a rehearing of the decision ordering the system to match the names of retirees with how much they receive each month has been rejected by the Nevada Supreme Court.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man uses grand theft auto to go door to door

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 5:49 p.m., Jonathan Jenkins, 37, was arrested on suspicion of felony drug violations after a traffic stop at Saliman and 5th Streets. After a field sobriety test, he was arrested on suspicion of DUI 1st offense alcohol. After a search of his vehicle, he was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. The arrest report states he had on his person and at his home more than 1,500 pills. He was arrested on suspicion of transporting a controlled substance, possession for sales and possession, all felonies. He was also arrested on suspicion of traffic violations. Total bail in the case was set at $31,115.

Thomas (Tom) Williams

Thomas (Tom) Williams passed away December 21, 2018 at the age of 80.

Russell L. Dillon

Russell L. Dillon, 75, died December 25, 2018 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Year in Review: Women moving up in politics, government

This was a banner year for Nevada women not only in politics but in state government. Following the November elections, women will, for the first time in state history, hold a majority of the seats in the Nevada Assembly as well as four of the seven seats on the Nevada Supreme Court.

2018 Nevada Appeal Year in Review

2: Carson City legalized recreational marijuana, so that residents over 21 years old no longer need a medical marijuana card to buy cannabis.

2018 Nevada Appeal Year in Review

2018 Nevada Appeal Year in Review

Tuesday, December 25

Monday, December 24

Joe Santoro: Should Muss find out who’s on the bench?

Eric Musselman uttered eight words Saturday night that have the potential to change the course of the Nevada Wolf Pack’s entire men’s basketball season.

Off-roaders sue over grouse in Nevada, California

RENO — Off-road vehicle enthusiasts are suing the U.S. Forest Service over the bistate sage grouse in Nevada and California, arguing that a protection plan enacted this year could increase fire danger across rangeland habitat of the bird already proposed for threatened status.

Fallon Ford-Toyota donates thousands of dollars: Pay It Forward brings smiles to charitable groups

As a recipient in Fallon Ford-Toyota’s annual Pay It Forward program, Domestic Violence Intervention has never received more than $2,500. When Moessner, executive director of DVI, saw this year’s amount, she gasped and put her hands to her face. DVI received a $5,000 check from General Manager Tim Mitchell as co-owner Chris Henning looked on.

Commissioners take action on ordinances, audit report

Churchill County Commissioners met for their final meeting of 2019 on Dec. 17 and took action on the following agenda items.

Rural counties gain additional access to healthcare

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development has announced that residents in 15 of Nevada’s rural and frontier counties including Churchill County will gain access to healthcare through recently approved federal broadband grants.

Jumping into the New Year!

Watson here and I’m ready to jump into a new year. Christmas was fun with all the goodies and excitement, but now it’s time to get in shape. Yes, in only six months it will be bathing suit weather. I actually swim in the buff, but I want to be buff if you get my drift.

Navy drill refines response

Naval Air Station Fallon always has had an eye out for the unexpected.

Toys bring cheers to area children

Families received a Merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of residents who live in the Lahontan Valley and from the dedication of volunteers helping both the Wishing Tree and Toys for Kids (Toys for Tots) programs.

John L. Lane

John L. Lane, 76, died November 20, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Duke back on top; Nevada still sixth

Duke moved to No. 1 after blowing out Kentucky in its season opener, only to lose the top spot two weeks later with a loss to Gonzaga in Maui.

MW rankings: Pack stays ahead of the pack

The best team in the Mountain West keeps winning and continues to wonder what’s wrong.

Sunday, December 23

Saturday, December 22

No. 6 Nevada Wolf Pack survives scare against Akron, 68-62

RENO — Nobody said perfection was going to be easy. The Nevada Wolf Pack survived yet another scare Saturday afternoon at Lawlor Events Center, outlasting the Akron Zips, 68-62, in front of a crowd of 10,825.

Carson High’s David Remer fourth at TOC

Carson High’s David Remer had a goal of making it to the second day of the Reno Tournament of Champions. And since he made it to the second day, Remer decided to make the most of it.

Roger Diez: The nice and naughty in racing

Christmas is only three days away, so I imagine all of you have your Christmas wish lists all filled out. Folks in the racing world do as well, but I’m afraid a few might end up with the motorsports equivalent of a lump of coal in their fireproof Nomex stocking.

Friday, December 21

Carson High wrestlers at Reno Tournament of Champions

Carson High’s David Remer met a gaol he set at the beginning of the season by making the second day of the prestigious Reno Tournament of Champions, one of the nation’s toughest wrestling events.

Sandoval calls for more education, human services funding

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday released his budget recommendations for Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak to consider. The list includes major increases in some areas, especially in Health and Human Services, that are outside of state control.

NV Energy’s renewable energy expansion approved

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has approved NV Energy’s three-year plan to effectively double the utility’s renewable energy portfolio. Under the plan, NV Energy will spend about $66 million a year to build more than 1,000 megawatts of new solar power. That’s a 30 percent increase over current spending.

Dale R. Riekenberg

Dale R. Riekenberg, 66, died December 18, 2108 in Indian Hills. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Thomas L. Henderson

Thomas L. Henderson, 65, of Washoe Valley, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Carson Tahoe Hospital.

Silver State Health Insurance Exchange board OKs annual report

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange board approved its annual report to the governor and Legislature on Thursday, emphasizing the importance of moving from the federal healthcare platform to a state-operated exchange.

Thursday, December 20

Robin E. Carney

Robin E. Carney, 62, died December 18, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Mary E. Rucker

Mary E. Rucker, 96, died December 18, 2018 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-88-21766.

Carson High girls ski 4th at meet; boys 7th

The Carson Senator girls’ alpine ski team finished fourth Tuesday at Kirkwood Mountain Resort in the second Tahoe Basin Ski League meet of the season.

Dwayne E. Wayment

Dwayne E. Wayment “Slim”, passed away on November 26, 2018 at home in Fallon, Nevada after battling cancer.

Diane Claudia Goodin

Diane Goodin, 79, passed away from complications of cancer treatment on December 13, 2018, just a few weeks shy of her 80th birthday. Her brave battle began in February and she will now end this year resting in peace. In her final weeks, Diane was blessed with phone calls and visits from many dear friends and family members. She was surrounded by her loving children at the time of her death.

Ford praises criminal justice reform bill

Nevada Attorney General-elect Aaron Ford said Thursday he was pleased to see the Congress pass a significant criminal justice reform bill.

Foremaster again at Dems luncheon

Dee Dee Foremaster, executive director of the Rural Center for Independent Living, was so impressive with her presentation on the stark realities of homelessness in Carson City at last week’s Carson City Democratic Men’s Committee luncheon she’s been asked for an encore at the Christmas Eve luncheon on Monday. Instead of accepting donations toward the office rent, donations will be taken for the Rural Center for Independent Living and Do Drop In.

Joe Santoro: 2 seed may not be what Pack wants

The Nevada Wolf Pack is projected by ESPN as a No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament. It would be the lowest seed ever for a Wolf Pack team in the tournament by three spots (No. 5 in 2006). Be careful what you wish for, Wolf Pack fans.

Diane Linda Miller

5/22/1947 – 12/6/2018 Diane Linda Miller 71, of Grants Pass died Dec. 6, 2018 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Diane a 30 year resident of Carson City was very active in many services to the community.

Nevada’s population tops 3 million, Census Bureau says

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is now home to more than 3 million people.

Beverly Jeanne Farnsworth

Beverly Jeanne Farnsworth, 86, passed away due to dementia, December 13, 2018 at Highland Manor in Fallon, Nevada, where she had been a resident for the last year and a half.

John Helton

John Robert Helton, 71, of Fallon, Nevada passed away peacefully at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada on Monday, December, 17, 2018 with his wife Penny by his side.

Alice Faye Fecanin

Alice Faye Fecanin, 83, passed away on December 16, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Legislative Counsel Bureau seeks $72.4 million budget

The Legislative Counsel Bureau is asking for a 7.1 percent increase in its budget to a total of $72.4 million for the coming biennium. That’s separate from the $15 million contained in the proposed Senate Bill 1 that will pay for the 2019 legislative session.

CHS grad home after winning volleyball title

Natalie Anderson is enjoying her “time off” after helping the University of Tampa volleyball team win the NCAA Division II National Championship earlier this month.

Wednesday, December 19

Nevada football announces early signings

RENO — Second-year Nevada football coach Jay Norvell announced the signing of 17 players to National Letters of Intent on the opening day of the early signing period on Wednesday. Combined with four grayshirts — student-athletes who signed last year and who will enroll at Nevada next month — the class consists of 21 players for the Wolf Pack

Fallon football players sign with Idaho, Boise State

Nevada’s loss is Idaho’s gain as two Churchill County High School athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday to play football in the Gem State.

Letters to Santa

All I want for Christmas is Just Cause 4 Gold Edition and PS4 and Fallout 76 for PS4 and Just Cause 4 is for Xbox.

Holiday eating

I have noticed a nearly unstoppable behavior trend that emerges when I visit my parents. I try time and time again to combat it, usually to no avail. This behavior manifests tenfold during a holiday, rendering me a mere pawn in its conquest of my actions. I am talking, of course, about overeating.

Christmas gifts worth sniffing

Watson here and I just want you to know this is my most favorite time of the year. Our home is always filled with the delicious aromas of mom’s cookies and bread. Another big bonus is we have lots of packages coming in the mail that smell heavenly.

Lady Wave coasts to league wins over Truckee, North Valleys

After picking up its first league win of the season, the Lady Wave basketball team dominated North Valleys, 63-24, on Saturday at the Elmo Dericco Gymnasium.

Wave hoops opens with 2 league wins, nearly tops 100

Four points. That’s all that stood away from the Greenwave boys basketball team hitting the century mark in points as its high-octane offense dominated North Valleys, 96-69, on Saturday at the Elmo Dericco Gymnasium.

Holiday information

Schools are out until the second week of January, and all government offices — federal, state, county and city — will be closed Tuesday for Christmas and Jan. 1 for New Year’s.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago Doing Good Work In War-“The English church army is doing a noble work in the war,” was the message received in this county by the Episcopal Church from the Church of England.

Senior duo wins Idaho titles to lead Wave wrestling

Going against some of the best competition in the north region, the Greenwave wrestlers crowned two champions in the Wiley Dobbs Invitational on Saturday in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Christmas fun facts

We wanted to take this opportunity to convey our sincere appreciation to you, our most valued patients, whom we have had the immense pleasure of providing dental care to, and to those who have utilized our services during this past year, we wish you peace and goodwill. Thank you for investing in one of your most valuable possessions, your dental health.

Berney Realty reaches a milestone

During the past 50 years, both Cari Norcutt and Mike Berney said Fallon experienced growth that more than doubled the city’s population.

National program honors millions of veterans

FERNLEY — It was a day of honor and remembrance around the world for almost 2 million veterans.

Art exhibition opens for Miya Hannan

Earlier this month an exhibition in the Oats Park Art Center’s E.L. Wiegand Gallery opened for Miya Hannan, and an artist’s talk and reception for Hannan will be held Jan. 19 from 5-7 p.m. Her talk begins at 7:30 p.m.

Details about execution drugs blocked by Nevada Supreme Court

A majority of the Nevada Supreme Court this week overturned the district court order requiring disclosure of details about the planned execution of Scott Dozier including the identity of the attending physician.

State Health Insurance Exchange enrolls more than 83,000

A total of 83,647 people enrolled in health insurance plans through the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. That number is down about 7,356 from the number who enrolled a year ago but Executive Director Heather Korbulic said despite the enormous uncertainty from Washington, D.C., the exchange was able to help thousands of Nevadans find and enroll in health plans. And the vast majority of them — some 82 percent — receive a federal subsidy to help them cover the monthly premiums.

Epic Rides offers discount for early Carson City Off-Road signups

Epic Rides is offering a community discount night for all of its mountain bike events in its 2019 series, including the Carson City Off Road event.

Sisolak names Susan Brown as budget director

Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak has promoted deputy budget director Susan Brown to the position of budget director. She’ll be in charge of working with executive branch agencies to prepare the executive budget.

Edna G. Miller

Longtime Fallon resident Edna G. Miller, age 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Renown Hospital from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease and a sudden pulmonary embolism

Janie E. Young

Janie E. Young, 89, passed away December 14, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Edith “Miss Mike” Rae Griffin

February 5, 1933 ~ December 11, 2018 On December 11, 2018 Edith “Miss Mike” Rae Griffin was brought home by the Lord. Family was with her when she passed. She was 85 years old.

James Ronald Dalbey

August 2, 1932 ~ December 17, 2018 James Ronald Dalbey was born on August 2, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, and passed away on December 17, 2018 in Reno, Nevada.

Crack down on impaired drivers continues in western Nevada

As part of the annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign, western Nevada law enforcement issued 534 citations from 455 traffic stops this year. And while that campaign ended Dec. 2, Nevada Highway Patrol public information officer Matt McLaughlin said the push to prevent impaired driving through the holiday season is already under way.

Lynda Lee Laguzza

Lynda Lee Laguzza, 73 of Carson City passed away on December 16, 2018, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-68000

Dwayne Dale Leslie

Dwayne Dale Leslie, 89 of Carson City passed away on December 16, 2018, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-68000

Marjorie Joy Hoffecker

Marjorie Joy Hoffecker, 92 of Carson City past TRE resident passed away on December 14, 2018, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Julia Marie Ruiz

Julia Marie Ruiz, 56 of Carson City passed away on December 12, 2018, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-68000

Larry Keith Smith

Larry Keith Smith, 75 of Carson City passed away on December 12, 2018, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-68000

Ribbon cut on state Veterans Home

SPARKS — Northern Nevada celebrated a crowning achievement Monday night with the ribbon cutting for a new $47 million state veterans home.

Tuesday, December 18

Carson City Art Gallery closing next week

This is the last holiday season to shop at Carson City Art Gallery and Pottery. The store located in the historic building at the corner of Curry and 2nd streets downtown since August 2016 is closing after Christmas Eve. Until then, work done by roughly 50 local artists — from jewelry to pottery to paintings — will be on sale for 10-50 percent off. Shelves, bookcases and display cases used to display the art will also be on sale, too.

Santoro: Muss has solutions in search of problems

Eric Musselman always needs something to worry about, tinker with and fix when it concerns his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team.

Nevada becomes first state with female-majority Legislature

LAS VEGAS — Nevada has become the first state in the country with an overall female-majority Legislature.

Larry Allen Miller

Larry Allen Miller, 60, passed away on December 16, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Betty M. Quillian

Betty M. Quillian, 83, died December 15, 2018 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March.

Betty Hussman

Betty Hussman passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 29 at the age of 96, surrounded by her son, loved caregivers and friends.

Gloria Lynn Grant

Gloria Lynn Grant, 56, passed away on December 11, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Monday, December 17

Single-game seats for Nevada-Akron sold out

RENO — The University of Nevada athletics department announced on Monday the fifth sellout of the season for the No. 6-ranked Wolf Pack men’s basketball team.

AG change: Ford to continue key Laxalt initiatives

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s outgoing Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt and his Democratic successor Aaron Ford said Monday that despite their partisan differences on issues like the Obama health law, most of the office’s work is apolitical and the transition between their administrations will be smooth.

Sallyann Warfield

Sallyann Warfield, 66, passed away on December 16, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Woman accused of running prostitution ring can’t recover attorney fees

A woman accused of running a secret prostitution ring out of five houses in Las Vegas has been stopped from collecting more than $18,000 from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to pay her lawyers in a legal action.

Daniel R. Hickey

July 16, 1944 – December 11, 2018 Danny Hickey was born July 16, 1944, at Saint Mary’s hospital in Reno to Jimmy and Grace Oxoby Hickey and left this life on December 11, 2018 in Carson City.

Sisolak: Kat Miller will remain Veterans Services director

As his first permanent staff assignment, Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak has announced he’s retaining Kat Miller as Veterans Services director.

MW rankings: Pack keeps lock on top spot

The Nevada Wolf Pack remained perfect last week and on top of this week’s Nevada Appeal Mountain West men’s basketball rankings.

Prep Roundup: Carson High’s Alex Wells wins title in Lovelock

Alex Wells won the title at 160 pounds to lead the Carson High wrestling team at the Lovelock Mustang Invitational last weekend.

Nevada rises to No. 6 in AP poll

The University of Nevada men’s basketball team moved up to No. 6 from No. 7 in this week’s Associated Press poll.

Carson City’s Duong 2nd in Poomsae Taekwondo

Grand Master Chi Duong is back in Carson City after a trip halfway around the world to compete in the Poomsae Taekwondo 2018 World Championships.

Nobody said the market always makes sense

It never feels good when the stock market heads south, and that’s what happened last week. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500), Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite all moved into correction territory, which means the indices have fallen 10 percent or more from their previous peaks.

Navy narrows its decision on range expansion

Representatives from Naval Air Station Fallon and the U.S. Navy revealed their preferred plan on Wednesday to expand the training ranges to meet the need of modernizing war fighting capabilities.

Sunday, December 16

GOED director: Tesla investment diversifying Nevada’s economy

In 2014, Paul Anderson was a lawmaker when the Nevada Legislature unanimously approved a $1.3 billion incentive package that successfully attracted Tesla and Panasonic to the Silver State for its Gigafactory east of Reno. Four years later, Anderson, now the director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is all smiles at the economic growth and diversity that’s come from Tesla’s decision to call Northern Nevada home.

Saturday, December 15

Pack survives scare from South Dakota State

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack was far from perfect Saturday night at Lawlor Events Center. But the end result was the same.

Friday, December 14

Clinger to be chief financial officer for state higher ed system

Andrew Clinger, senior advisor to Gov. Brian Sandoval, has been hired as the new chief financial officer for the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Sandoval OK’s $3 million for med student fellowship programs

Gov. Brian Sandoval has approved spending $3.3 million to create four graduate medical education fellowship programs. The recommendation was made by the Graduate Medical Education task force and the money is contained in the state’s executive budget.

Thursday, December 13

Richard Joseph Saunders

Richard Joseph Saunders, 79 of Carson City passed away on December 12, 2018. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Joe Santoro: Caleb Martin says Pack fans ‘crazy’

Caleb Martin says the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is becoming the rock stars of college basketball. The unbeaten 10-0, No. 7-ranked Wolf Pack, it seems, can’t go anywhere in public without meeting their fans. “I give a lot of credit to our fans who have been traveling to see us play, making us feel second to none on the road,” the senior said this week as the Pack prepared to play South Dakota State on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center. “We’re in the airports and we have a lot of fans cheering us on when we’re walking to the gate or getting off a plane. It’s crazy how our fan base is expanding.”

Ernie Arthur Horn

Ernie was born in San Diego, CA and went to grade school, high school and started his working career in the late 70’s working at a bike store in Pacific Beach, CA in San Diego County area. He then worked as a Manager through the 80’s and early 90’s at Meanley Hardware Store in La Jolla, CA. From the Early 90’s through 1996 he worked in the construction field, and in 1996 moved to Las Vegas, NV working at various retail positions selling construction tools.

Nancy Gail Hardy

Nancy Gail Hardy, age 81, of Minden, NV, passed away on December 3, 2018. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Funeral Home, 775-783-9312.

Gerard Theodore Hardy

Gerard Theodore Hardy, 58, passed away on December 8, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Bishop Manogue tops short-handed Carson High wrestlers

A short-handed Carson High wrestling team fell to Bishop Manogue, 51-30, on Wednesday. Carson didn’t have wrestlers at 106, 113, 126, 132, 138 and 145 pounds.

Feds set Jan. 31 deadline for Colorado River plan

LAS VEGAS — Federal water managers are setting a Jan. 31 deadline for the seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River to finalize unprecedented voluntary drought contingency plans they expect to have to enact in 2020.

Deborah (Debi) Lynn Kissick

Debi, age 51, passed peacefully in her sleep at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, NV from Metastatic Melanoma cancer. She battled this affliction bravely for one and a half years, never complaining and always worrying about everyone else first.

Heller delivers farewell speech in U.S. Senate

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller is thanking his family and staff and touting the work of his office in a farewell speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Wednesday, December 12

Drew out for the season

RENO — University of Nevada senior guard Lindsey Drew had right hip surgery on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season. Drew will redshirt and play his senior year in 2019-20 for the Wolf Pack.

Nevada officials watching federal Yucca, plutonium proposals

LAS VEGAS — Nevada officials postponed until at least January submitting an end-of-year report to the governor about state efforts to fight federal proposals to bury the nation’s nuclear reactor waste north of Las Vegas.

James Hoffman Ruble

James Hoffman Ruble, 77, passed away on December 12, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Financial Horizons invites community to ‘Pay it Forward’

Financial Horizons Credit Union invites the community to participate in its Pennies Count Pay it Forward challenge by completing random acts of kindness for local nonprofit organizations or individuals in need of assistance.

Pursuit involving Carson City Sheriff’s Office ends in arrest

A man was arrested after a vehicle pursuit involving the Carson City Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, according to a media release. Dakota Wenford Howell, 25 of Carson City was arrested as a result of the incident.

Reed downs CHS girls, boys basketball teams

The Carson High boys and girls basketball teams lost to Reed on Tuesday. The CHS girls fell , 65-31, while the boys lost, 75-45.

Robert Gene Robertson

Robert Gene Robertson, age 85, of Stagecoach, NV passed away on December 9, 2018. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Muffy Moffett

Nov 2004 - Nov 2018 My Dearest Muffy, Part of my soul went with you on that evening of Nov 30th. when Dr Ross came to ease you into the next chapter of life. Y

Christopher Lee Wright

Christopher Lee Wright, 28, of Carson City, Passed away on December 3, 2018, and is in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Adam Laxalt praises Attorney General staff, mum on his future

Pointing to the progress in dealing with issues ranging from rape test kits to military legal assistance and opioid addiction, outgoing Attorney General Adam Laxalt praised the efforts of his leadership team and staff

Tuesday, December 11

Ribbon cutting planned for new state veterans’ home

Eighteen months ago, dignitaries gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on a 96-bed, $47-million Northern Nevada State Veterans Home.

Commissioners take action on ordinance changes

The Churchill County Commission met Friday to discuss or take action on the following agenda items:

Springs of Redemption Recovery Ranch in need of supplies

Springs of Redemption Recovery Ranch located in Fallon is in need of canned and dry food and men’s work gloves and toiletries.

Let me be the person my dog thinks I am

I recently thought about my relationship with Watson, the most adorable dog in the universe, and realized that he thinks I’m perfect except when I sleep in. I’m sure anyone who has ever had a dog is aware that their dog adores them. I only hope to live up to his expectations. When I observe dogs and the way they behave to other dogs, I think humans can learn a lot about how to behave civilly in an increasingly rude world.

Wednesday meetings

The U.S. Navy will hold seven public meetings throughout Northern Nevada to inform the public about the proposed modernization of the Fallon Range Training Complex and the results contained in a draft environmental impact statement (EIS).

NDOT replaces aging bridge on Fallon’s South Maine Street

A segment of Fallon’s South Maine Street will be closed through spring as the Nevada Department of Transportation replaces an aging bridge.

View from the Past

First Woman Named Special Land Agent — The first women to be appointed special agent in the federal land of fice is Miss Felicia Cohn of Carson City, who reported on December 6 to M. D. McEniry, chief of the field division of the general land office in Denver and began her duties. Besides being the first women special agent, Miss Cohn is the first women lawyer to be a hearing agent for the government. She will handle land hearings in Colorado and Nevada. Churchill County Eagle, Dec. 14, 1918.

Wave wins 3 individual wrestling titles

Fallon’s trio of returning state champs excelled on the mats in a weekend tournament in California.

Fallon dominates state 3A football team

Fallon’s 3A state championship football team dominates the all-state selections conducted by the coaches.

Fallon stays unbeaten with win over Hug

The Greenwave boys basketball team continued its perfect start with a dominating 74-41 win over Hug on Thursday at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Lady Wave comes back to defeat 4A Manogue

The Lady Wave basketball team continued thriving on the 4A portion of its schedule last week.

Joe Santoro: Expectations for Pack ‘reaching absurdity’

The Nevada Wolf Pack is no longer the biggest little secret in all of college basketball.

Mary Kathleen (Kathy) Harmer

April 11,1947 - November 4, 2018 Mary Kathleen (Kathy) Harmer passed away November 4, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada.

Nevada’s mandatory voter registration costs being worked on

The Interim Finance Committee was told on Tuesday the Secretary of State’s office and DMV are still trying to figure out how to implement the voter registration statute approved Nov. 6.

David Noble Evans

Our Dad sadly passed away at the age of 82 at Highland Manor.

What Santa Claus market rally?

December is usually the best month of the year for the stock market. It has been since 1950, according to Randall Forsyth of Barron’s, but not so far this year.

Frank Joseph Leupp

Aug 14, 1930 - Dec 10, 2018 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather Frank J. Leupp of Carson City passed away quietly at home on Monday, December 10, 2018.

Tilton Bernard Zumwalt

Jan 10, 1938 - Nov 18, 2018 Tilton Bernard Zumwalt passed away peacefully at home in Carson City on November 18, 2018.

Monday, December 10

Erin Michael Hardy

Erin Michael Hardy, 26, passed away December 6, 2018 in Stateline, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Guillermo Blanco

Guillermo Blanco, 80, died December 8, 2018 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

10-0 Pack falls another spot in AP poll

Kansas is back where it started the season.

Dan S Leatham

Mar 03, 1953 - Dec 06, 2018 Dan S Leatham, a resident of Carson City for 33 years, returned to his Heavenly home on Dec. 6, 2018.

Robert Davis

Robert Davis known to friends as “Rob” passed away peacefully at his home in Fallon, Nevada on Tuesday, December 4th. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin to Horace and Elizabeth Davis on April 18th, 1937.

Prep Roundup: CHS basketball teams split, bowling unbeaten

Joseph Summers had a huge game for the Carson High boys basketball team in its 74-59 win over Pacific Bay Christian at the Coach Wilson Memorial Tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif.

MW rankings: Nevada a perfect 10

The Mountain West will be without one of its best players for at least a month.

Cemeteries honor veterans with Wreaths Across America ceremony

Cemeteries spanning the world are paying their respects to thousands of veterans on Saturday as part of the Wreaths Across America day.

Richard McNeal

Richard McNeal of Carson City, NV, passed away on October 5, 2018. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Funeral Home.

Richard Lloyed

Richard Lloyed, of Reno, NV, passed away on July 16, 2018. Arrangements are in the trusted care of the Neptune Society.

Ann J. Van Hartogh-Kolbe

Ann J. Van Hartogh-Kolbe, 77 of Stateline passed away on December 4, 2018. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Abel Castro-Bracamontes

Abel Castro-Bracamontes, 53 of Carson City, passed away on December 5, 2018, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Betty Jean Hood

June 13, 1931 - November 29, 2018 Betty Jean Hood of Carson City, NV passed peacefully on 29 November 2018 at Carson Tahoe Hospital after a short illness.

Traffic fatalities trend higher in Nevada

As of the end of November, there were 306 fatalities in crashes on Nevada roads, streets and highways.

No. 6 Nevada rallies late to beat Grand Canyon 74-66

PHOENIX — Nevada had a short turnaround against a scrappy team with a loud fan base, even in what was technically a neutral-site game. The Wolf Pack stumbled out of the gate, had a hard time finding enough of an offensive rhythm to pull away.

Sunday, December 9

Roger Diez: Our roads aren’t NASCAR: Be safe

As you may have noticed last week, it’s that time of year again — time to dig out the snow tires and chains, dig the ice scraper out of the trunk and put it in the map pocket, and pour the winter compound into the windshield washer reservoir. The weatherman tells us there may be more snow on the valley floor this coming week, so we all need to pay a little bit more attention to our driving. What separates racing drivers from the rest of us is their level of concentration.

Nevada Supreme Court: Defense entitled to jury criminal histories

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled defense teams are entitled to criminal history information prosecutors get from sources the defense doesn’t have access to.

Saturday, December 8

Prosecution’s sentencing veto unconstitutional, Nevada Supreme Court says

The Nevada Supreme Court says the statute giving the prosecution the power to prevent a district judge from assigning a potentially violent offender to veteran’s court is unconstitutional.

No. 6 Nevada rallies past No. 20 Arizona State 72-66

LOS ANGELES — Sixth-ranked Nevada played what might be its only ranked opponent of the regular season. The Wolf Pack knew a win could help bolster their case come March.

Friday, December 7

Nevada to host MW baseball championship

RENO — For the second time in five years, the University of Nevada will host the Mountain West Championship for the 2019 baseball season at Don Weir Field at Peccole Park. The Wolf Pack won the Mountain West regular-season title in 2018 after finishing with a 20-9 conference record.

Carol Ann Stricklin

Carol Ann Stricklin, 73, of Carson City, NV passed away November 22, 2018. Arrangement’s in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Sheri Lynn Gregory

Sheri Lynn Gregory, 58, passed away on December 5, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Felecia A. Hancock

Felecia A. Hancock, 50, died December 7, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775--882-1766.

Thursday, December 6

James Charles Clardy

James Charles Clardy, 62, passed away on December 6, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Cynthia (Jilly) King-Capps

On December 1st, after a lengthy illness, Jilly passed away and has gone home to be with her Dad in heaven

Paul L. Farmer

Paul (Papa) L. Farmer, 83, of Carson City, passed away on December 1, 2018.

Nevada voter registration climbs after election, sets record

The number of registered Nevada voters has continued to increase even after the Nov. 6 General Election. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said the active voter rolls grew by 25,067 to a record 1,585,995 between the close of registration Oct. 18 and the end of November.

Joe Santoro: (yawn) Get ready for the Arizona Bowl

Are you excited about the Arizona Bowl matchup of Nevada’s Silver and Blue Wolves against the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Dec. 29? Of course you aren’t. Nobody in Arkansas, Nevada or even Arizona is excited about this game. That’s why kickoff is 10:15 a.m. on the CBS Sports Network. When ESPN doesn’t even want your bowl game, well, you know it’s meaningless.

Nevada PERS renews fight to keep records private

The Public Employees Retirement System has again petitioned the Nevada Supreme Court to block the release of retiree payment records.

Delmas R. Thomas

Delmas R. Thomas, born November 10, 1931 in Gentry, Arkansas to Hugh and Ethel Crowder Thomas.

John William Ide

John William Ide, 71 of Carson City, passed away on December 4, 2018. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Carson High wrestlers top Galena; headed to Winnemucca

The Carson High wrestling team had an impressive showing on Wednesday in a 46-29 win over Galena.

BLM sage-grouse plan doesn’t include focal areas

RENO — The Bureau of Land Management released its final plan for sage-grouse protection and again the plan doesn’t include sagebrush focal areas which originally set aside 10 million acres of federal lands across six states for sage-grouse habitat.

Martha Darlene Weaver

After a long struggle with dementia, Martha Darlene (Keener) (Charles) Weaver passed away on November 21, 2018.

Tips for safe shopping during the holidays

Gift receipts: Always ask for a gift receipt. This way, the recipient can return or exchange a gift if it’s not just right. Warranty information: Inquire about the store’s return policy and warranty information before purchasing. Also, be sure to pass along any information about returns, exchanges, repairs and warranties to the person who will use the item.

Sandra Lee Blankenship

Sandra Lee Blankenship, 62 of Mound House, passed away on December 3, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Jack Theodore Fautz

Jack Theodore Fautz, age 91 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on November 30, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funeral & Cremation, 775-888-6800.

Billy Vance Beil

Billy Vance Beil, 87 of Carson City, passed away on November 30, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Lauretta Diane Moffitt

Lauretta Diane Moffitt, 78 passed away on December 02, 2018 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services, 775-883-5500.

Wednesday, December 5

Robert Michael Schultz

Robert Michael Schultz, age 71, passed away on November 29, 2018 at his home in Hazen, NV.

Philip Winiker

Philip Winiker, age 61, of Carson City, NV passed away on November 29, 2018. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Daniel Aaron Suppe’

June 26, 1984 - November 19, 2018 On November 19th, 2018, the Earth said goodbye to a father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, and friend. Daniel

Christine Cordova

Christine Cordova, 86, of Carson City Nevada passed away at her home December 4, 2018. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley will be caring for her arrangements, 775-882-4965.

Gigafactory exceeds promised employment, state says

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development issued a report Wednesday saying there were 7,059 people working in the Tesla/Panasonic gigafactory east of Reno as of June 30. In addition, GOED officials say the project has resulted in an additional 8,200 jobs in other local businesses thanks to the estimated $6.6 billion investment those companies made.

Nevada courts see more than 384,000 cases in year

Nevada’s Supreme Court and Appellate Court had a total of 2,935 case filings in fiscal 2018 and, according to its annual report, disposed of 2,695 of those cases.

George F. Stiehler

George F. Stiehler, 91, passed away on December 4, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Nevada State Historical Society to move from UNR to downtown Reno

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a land deal that will move the Nevada State Historical Society to downtown Reno into what was originally the Reno Gazette Journal building on Second Street. “It’s going to be fabulous to have a museum in downtown Reno,” said Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Sierra Lutheran boys win, girls lose

The Sierra Lutheran boys basketball team rolled to a 67-19 win over Smith Valley on Tuesday. The Falcons led 16-6 after one quarter, 38-10 at halftime and 57-19 after three quarters before holding the Bulldogs scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Derby to talk gerrymandering at Carson City Democratic lunch

Jill Derby, former Democratic congressional candidate, one-time chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party, and long-time chair of the NSHE Board of Regents, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon. The topic of her presentation is Gerrymandering: Why state legislative races will matter as much in 2020 as races for the White House and Congress.

2 held for harassing ex-boyfriend, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 12:40 p.m., a 32-year-old woman and her 31-year-old friend were arrested on suspicion of malicious destruction of property for allegedly slashing the tire of her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle in the parking lot of the Jackpot Casino.

Carson City taxable sales increase by 5.8 percent

September’s taxable sales increased 2.5 percent to a total of $5.07 billion. Taxation Director Bill Anderson said that’s the 99th consecutive month of increases over the same month a year ago.

Nevada sues to block plutonium shipment

Nevada has filed suit to block a federal plan to ship weapons grade plutonium to the Nevada National Security Site in Southern Nevada.

Tuesday, December 4

Holiday stress affects our fuzzy friends too

The holidays have arrived and in a big way, Friday is the downtown tree lighting. There will be cocoa, cookies and fireworks. Watson loves to go because he can always find someone who will share their cookie. Unfortunately, when the fireworks start, he is scared silly and becomes frantic. To minimize his stress, we avoid any venues that feature shooting or fireworks.

Veterans see military memorials on a special weekend

Although Nevada’s military veterans had a whirlwind tour of Washington, D.C.’s memorials and monuments dedicated to the nation’s wars and events, they said their recent three-day trip to the east coast made them proud of their service.

Fallon boys hoops looks to state berth

Fallon took the league by surprise last year.

New faces, same goal for Lady Wave

It doesn’t have the same look as the previous state championship teams, but that’s not a bad thing.

Fallon celebrates its annual tree lighting

Rising high on the city’s iconic Maine Street, the white fir tree towers over downtown Fallon, ready to spread good tidings to all Friday night at the annual tree-lighting ceremony.

Greenwave dominate Northern 3A football honors

The Greenwave’s Sean McCormick was the heart and soul of this year’s state championship 3A football team.

Commissioners take action on a number of agenda items

The Churchill County Commission held its second meeting of November last week.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office investigating death of female

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a female found at her residence at the 900 block of Armstrong Lane in south Carson City. The female has been identified as 60-year-old Diane Lester.

Enjoy the community’s holiday cheer this week

There’s plenty of holiday cheer to go around this week with activities ranging from the annual Christmas Home Tour to an evening at the Oats Park Arts Center.

Hold on to your hats!

Recently, stocks have delivered a wild ride. During Thanksgiving week, U.S. stock markets took investor uncertainty on the chin, suffering a 3.8 percent drop, which was the worst performance in eight months. Then, last week, stocks reversed course. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite delivered their strongest weekly gains in seven years, reported Ben Levisohn of Barron’s.

View from the Past

100 Years Ago It Is Said Influenza Again Troubles Reno-Reports come from Reno to the effect that influenza has taken a new start and that the schools are closed.

Barbara Ann Kepley

Barbara Ann Kepley, 82, passed away on November 30, 2018 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Joe Santoro: Wolf Pack experienced and savvy

Don’t you dare call Eric Musselman old, tired, worn out or past his expiration date.

Elaine Kathleen Roberts

Elaine Kathleen Roberts, age 64, of Carson City, Nevada passed away on December 2, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations, 775- 888-6800.

Jacob Edward Cartwright

July 19, 1999 - November 11, 2018 Jacob, Beloved son and grandson. You have gone where fear cannot find you. Jacob is survived by his mother Sheila Cartwright, brother Jeremiah, his grand parents, Terry & Teresa Tussey, father Brady and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Rest in Peace Jake We love you so much.

Helen Elizabeth Hussman

Helen Elizabeth Hussman, age 96 of Minden, Nevada passed away on November 29, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Maureen Muzzio

Maureen Muzzio, 68, died November 30, 2018 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Monday, December 3

Judy Walsh

Dec 24, 1949 - Nov 23, 2018 Judy passed away on Nov 23rd, 2018. She loved our cat Buddy and our dog Trexi. She leaves behind her husband Mike Walsh who loves her very much. She will always be missed

Miles Construction names new commercial team members

Miles Construction, a diversified Northern Nevada general contractor, has named James Feser as project manager and Eduardo Nava as project engineer, both in the company’s commercial construction division. Feser has a broad range of construction experience including project management and engineering roles for several master planned communities. Prior to joining Miles, he was facilities manager for the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. He received his bachelor of technology degree in construction management from Western Nevada College.

Pamela J. Free

Pamela J. Free, 74, died November 29, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Don’t be lying on sidewalk with sheriff around

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 8:55 a.m., a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI 1st offense after he was stopped for speeding at Carson Street and Fairview Drive. Bail was set at $1,050.

Board projects 7 percent rise in general fund revenue

The governor and legislature will have $8,843,915,028 in General Fund cash to spend in the upcoming two-year budget. The Economic Forum approved that total after a four-hour hearing Monday. It represents an increase of $590.7 million over the current budget.

MW basketball rankings: Pack (who else?) No. 1

The Nevada Wolf Pack is leaving even its normally loquacious coach Eric Musselman a bit speechless these days.

With small lineup and tough schedule, Wave grapplers aim to create havoc in 3A

Numbers have rarely been in their favor but that hasn’t prevented the Greenwave wrestling team from causing chaos in the 3A.

CHS football players earn postseason honors

Chance Smith was among the leaders for the Carson High football team when it came to postseason honors. Smith was an Northern 4A second team choice and Sierra League first team selection as a running back for the Senators.

Melinda Dawn Hiibel

Melinda Dawn Hiibel, 40 of Fallon, NV, formerly from Iowa City, Iowa lost her hard-fought battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Carson City supervisor hosts ‘Breakfast with Brad’ on Friday

Join Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski for “Breakfast with Brad” on Friday, Dec. 7 beginning at 7 a.m. at the Cracker Box restaurant. Any Carson City resident is welcome to attend. The coffee get togethers are a great opportunity for people to ask questions about city issues as well as share ideas and concerns with Brad.

Carson High wrestling solid at Fallon

The Carson High wrestling team had a solid showing at the Fallon Duals over the weekend, finishing with a 5-3 record.

CHS grad Natalie Anderson wins title with Tampa

Carson High graduate Natalie Anderson and the University of Tampa volleyball team won the NCAA Division II national title on Saturday, beating Western Washington 21-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-23, 15-11 in the championship match in Pittsburgh.

Nevada falls one spot in AP basketball poll

NEW YORK — Michigan has climbed to No. 5 in the latest AP Top 25 poll after impressive wins against ranked opponents.

Sunday, December 2

Moline earns spot on top 100 list

RENO — RE/MAX Realty Affiliates has announced agent Laura Moline, located in the Gardnerville office, placed 35th on the RE/MAX Top 100 Individual Agents list. The RE/MAX Top 100 lists individual agents in the United States with the highest residential commissions from January to September 2018.

Saturday, December 1

Roger Diez: A review of the racing season

And it’s a wrap! The 2018 racing season is officially over for all the top-level professional motorsports organizations. The Formula One race at Abu Dhabi last Sunday was a bit of an anti-climax, as both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships had previously been settled.