Stories for April 2019


Tuesday, April 30

Home & Garden Show opens this weekend

Soroptimist International of Fallon presents the 19th Annual Home & Garden Show on Saturday and Sunday.

Dairy, livestock summit offers mixed results

Dairymen and food producers from Northern Nevada received an update on how the agriculture business is affecting them, and the information painted mixed results.

Trustees approve capital improvement plan

Churchill County School District trustees approved a five-year capital improvement plan at its last meeting of April.

County commissioners meet Thursday

The Churchill County commissioners meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. in the commission chambers at 155 N. Taylor St.

Night of Fights — Dooley, Hicks win main events

The 25th annual Night of Fights punched its way into the annals of the Greenwave wrestling program, but it was the evening’s last bout between two heavyweights that brought the fans to their feet, and their deafening roar of chants vibrated throughout the City-County Gym at Venturacci Park for the last two rounds.

Churchill ROTC team second at national competition

The Churchill County High School Navy Junior ROTC Air Rifle team recently finished second at the Daviess County Annual Panther Air Rifle Sporter Postal Competition.

Panthers upset Wave in doubleheader

Fallon’s seniors may want to replay Saturday’s doubleheader after the team honored them and their parents.

Watson’s spring training has begun

Watson here and it’s that time of year to take advantage of the warmer weather and train for Bark in the Park. It’s just around the corner on May 18, so put on your sneakers and hike around the track.

Granados, Britt stay fast

Ben Granados won the 100 meter race at the Big George Track Invitational on Saturday at Douglas High School. Granados ran a 11.17 a season best. He also was second in the 400 meters with a 51.34, a personal record. Misael Becerra was 6th in the 100 (11.65) and 200 (23.51) and 9th in the 400 (53.05). Kai Miller was 9th in the pole vault (10 feet).

Assembly introduces $74.5M in bills

The Nevada Assembly on Tuesday introduced 25 bills requiring appropriations, all of the money either included in the governor’s recommended budget or supplemental funding to make up for shortfalls in several agencies. Altogether, they total $74,544,804.

Body found along Carson River identified as missing Dayton man

Dayton resident Frank Greene, 34, has been identified as the body that was found on April 24 along the Carson River in Dayton.

Las Vegas artist showcased at Legislative Exhibition Gallery in Carson City

It took Las Vegas artist Lolita Develay three years to complete the paintings for her exhibit, “Facts and Figures,” but the visions of them began much, much earlier.

Nevada lawmakers vote 5 percent pay raise for Ely prison guards to reduce vacancy rate

With a vacancy rate of 26 percent at the Ely State Prison, a joint subcommittee voted Tuesday to support a 5 percent raise for correctional staff at both the prison and the conservation camp that supports it. Ely is home to Nevada’s most dangerous inmates including all of those on death row. But the prison has had trouble attracting guards because of its remote location as well as the dangerous inmate population. Officers there received a 5 percent pay boost until 2011 when it was eliminated as a budget reduction measure during the recession.

Energy Department says it will remove plutonium from Nevada

RENO — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is pledging to expedite the removal of weapons-grade plutonium secretly hauled to Nevada last year as the state and Trump administration remain locked in a court battle about whether the shipment was legal.

Lawyers in murder cases ask judge to kill Nevada death penalty

LAS VEGAS — Lawyers defending a man in three murder cases want a judge to declare capital punishment unconstitutional in Nevada after the two most powerful Democrats in the state Legislature, who also work as prosecutors, killed measures that aimed to repeal it.

Triple-homicide suspect in Douglas jail

A man arrested by Douglas County deputies after a high-speed pursuit and shoot-out on Kingsbury Grade on Friday night is believed to be responsible for three Bay Area shooting deaths. Stefon Jefferson, 43, of Oakland was taken into custody after he crashed his Toyota while trying to escape deputies.

Lecture details Transcontinental Railroad’s effect on average citizens

The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 changed America in myriad ways, not the least of which was the ability to traverse the country in days rather than weeks or months by wagon or ship.

Carson City studying JAC bus service

Carson City is looking for feedback on the Jump Around Carson bus service. On Monday, more than a dozen representatives from local human services organizations and government agencies with clients who do or could utilize the service, met with staff to talk about JAC’s strengths and weaknesses.

Magical duo featured in Reno on Sunday

The magical duo of Phoenix Phenomenal, of Minden, ( and Zamazing Zoey, of Reno, present a special Easter day show, The Time Travelers, at Impossibles Magic Shop & Theater at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Jim Valentine: What’s stopping you from moving?

With the economy going strong and the real estate market in Northern Nevada as strong as it is, you can place your home on the market with confidence that it will sell. With that knowledge, you can now plan to make the move that you’ve been contemplating, so … what’s stopping you?

NDEP celebrates National Air Quality Awareness Week

Spring is in the air, a time to open the windows, soak in the season’s colorful blooms and explore Nevada’s inspiring natural surroundings. In recognition of National Air Quality Awareness Week, April 29 to May 3, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is encouraging Nevadans to “Check the AQI and Get Outside.” Throughout Air Quality Awareness Week, NDEP will share helpful information and resources about Nevada’s air quality on the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources blog, Look for new air quality related themes each day.

Freeze warning issued for early Wednesday in Western Nevada

Winter isn’t done yet. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Carson City, Fernley, Fallon, Gardnerville, Yerington and Susanville for early Wednesday.

Community Sports: Silver State gymnasts successful at regional meet

The Silver State Gymnastics Academy team wrapped up a successful Level 6 and 7 Regional One competition last weekend in Reno.

Monday, April 29

Lawyer for Martinez-Guzman seeks dismissals in case of 4 Northern Nevada murders

RENO — A lawyer for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders says Washoe County prosecutors have no authority to try him in Reno for two killings that occurred outside the county and that his confession should be thrown out of court.

Clark commissioners open to gun restrictions on Strip

Some Clark County commissioners have voiced general support for considering firearm restrictions on the Las Vegas Strip if Nevada lawmakers give them the power to create stricter gun laws. The county would be given such power under an omnibus gun bill moving through the Democrat-controlled Legislature despite widespread opposition from Republicans and gun rights groups.

Nevada lawmakers may undo what PEBP board voted for in March

PEBP Director Damon Haycock told board members Monday that Nevada lawmakers have served notice they plan to change the premium rates the board adopted March 28.

Carson City named Best Up and Coming Housing Market in Nevada

Carson City is the best rising housing market in Nevada, according to Insurify, an insurance comparing shopping website. Insurify named Carson City as one of the winners of the 2019 Best Up and Coming Housing Markets Award.

Lake Tahoe bonds bill advances to Nevada Senate

The Nevada Assembly on Monday unanimously approved Assembly Bill 220, directing the state treasurer to issue $8 million in bonds this summer to fund Nevada’s share of the ongoing environmental improvement program in the Tahoe Basin.

Nevada Assembly rolls back prevailing wage changes approved by 2015 legislature

On a party line vote, the Assembly on Monday passed a bill rolling back the changes to Nevada’s prevailing wage statutes made by the Republican-dominated legislature four years ago. The Republican bill passed in 2015 raised the amount of a construction project needed to trigger prevailing wage requirements from $100,000 to $250,000, cut the prevailing wage by 10 percent for public school and university projects.

Alford announces 5 members of coaching staff

RENO — University of Nevada men’s basketball coach Steve Alford has named five members to his coaching staff for the 2019-20 season.

Crime log: Gardnerville woman jailed after fulfilling thirst

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Friday At 7:59 a.m., Rumor Shilling, 24, of Gardnerville, was arrested at Walmart on a petit larceny charge after security witnessed her open a container of juice, take a drink then put the opened container back on the shelf. Several items of clothing with Walmart tags were found in the purse she was carrying. A search revealed several hypodermic needles, one of them loaded with meth. She was charged with possession, possession of paraphernalia, petit larceny and two counts of violating pretrial conditions. Bail was set at $9,750.

Nevada Indian Commission seeks to build remodel fund

The Nevada Indian Commission wants to build a fund to improve and maintain buildings at the Stewart Indian School. Commission Director Sherry Rupert told the Senate Finance Committee on Monday that Senate Bill 59 would collect fees and other revenues from the use of spaces in buildings at Stewart in the Stewart Gift Fund to maintain the buildings. She said there are groups interested in holding events and potentially renting space in some of those buildings.

Leslie Cain: Curb appeal made easy

Most potential buyers start forming an opinion about a home as soon as they pull up to the property or even before that, based on photographs they have seen online, which means you only have one chance to make a positive first impression and start the showing off on the right track. Here are seven simple ideas to enhance your curb appeal quickly and without breaking the bank: Make it Sparkle with a Pressure Wash

Holocaust event in Reno honors past, explores present

Holocaust survivor Mitka Kalinski has a story to tell. Whether it’s in Elko speaking to a group of middle-school students or to an audience of different ages and experiences, he shares a life of survival during World War II as a young Jewish boy in Eastern Europe.

Nevada gas prices up 48 cents in past month, GasBuddy says

Nevada gas prices have risen 7.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,130 stations. Gas prices in Nevada are 48.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 22.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

NDOT announces single lane closures to install rumble strips on U.S. 50

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced Friday it will install enhanced roadway striping and centerline rumble strips for roadway safety on sections of five regional highways, including in the Pyramid Lake area.

Community development grants on Carson City supervisors’ agenda

The Board of Supervisors should have a short meeting Thursday. After a couple of special presentations and the consent agenda, the board will take up two items.

Sunday, April 28

Carson City births for April 27, 2019

To Ashley and Jeremy Picotte of Yerington, Reese Brynn Picotte, born April 5, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces. To Crystal Sandoval and Wade Wolford of Carson City, Andre Matthew Wolford, born April 6, 2019, weighing 6 pounds and 1 ounce.

Carson City Chamber of Commerce offers Hometown Health to members

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce is offering Hometown Health health insurance to its members. In 2018, the federal government revised regulations to allow associations to offer health insurance to their member businesses. These new association health plans allow small businesses to band together to obtain health care coverage as if they were a single large employer, according to the Department of Labor’s website.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Artists recognized in show

More than 115 artworks were entered in the 2019 Student Art Show at Western Nevada College this spring. And it was Dakota Drapeau’s charcoal and graphite artwork, “The Hand of David,” that garnered the most attention and was selected Best in Show.

Talk of the Town: Sign Pro does it right

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Vietnam era attracts strong interest from vets, curiosity from others

Communities and military organizations honored Vietnam War veterans in Welcome Home ceremonies across the United States and in western Nevada with events in Reno and Carson City.

Saturday, April 27

Senior menus for the week of April 29, 2019

Note: Menus for week of April 29 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Carson City road report for April 29 – May 5, 2019

The following information applies to the period of April 29 – May 5: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Eight Carson City restaurants join Green Dining program

Eight Carson City restaurants have joined the Green Dining District pilot program. Artisan Café, Cafe At Adele’s, Flavors of India, Garibaldi’s, Gather, LA Bakery, the Martin Hotel Restaurant, and Scoups Ice Cream and Soup Bar have all committed to have their waste streams measured and consider ways to reduce all types of waste in their operations.

Spring clean-up for your body

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” — Hippocrates.

John R. Bullis: Keeping a record of business miles

If you use your vehicle for business driving including driving to manage and care for your rentals, the “Standard Mileage” method will give you good tax savings. In 2019, the IRS allows $.58 per business mile. For example, if you drove 1,000 business miles in 2019, the deduction is $580. The usual problem is keeping a detailed log of all business driving every day of the year. That is time consuming and a bother.

Roger Diez: Fast and furious back at Fernley

If you’re in the mood for some fast and furious dirt track racing, head out to Fernley 95A Speedway. Saturday marks the first appearance this season of winged 360 sprint cars. Also on the program are IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Gen-X cars. Gates open at 3 p.m., racing starts at 6.

Past Pages for April 27-30, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago The Gold Hill News did not arrive here last evening, and we are without the means for making a summary of the late news in consequence. We understand the reason to be that Bro. Lynch didn’t get his paper to press until about 5 o’clock. We suppose the wire dispatches came in late.

Friday, April 26

Local roundup: Carson High softball sweeps Wooster

The Carson High softball field had been a magical place for the Senators all season long. That magic continued for five innings on Thursday. But then the magic came to a crashing halt.

Carson Middle School needs volunteers for Career Study

Carson Middle School eighth grade students are participating in the annual Career Study. The students are researching career options and creating professional portfolios.

Senator Square: Carson High yearbook staff marks another successful year

Editor’s note: Lindsay Chowanski, a junior, is executive editor of this year’s Carneta yearbook. An honors student, she is also active in color guard, both field and winter season, and is a member of the Youth Group at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Chowanski made many sacrifices to ensure this book was finished on time, but she would do it all over again because of the thrill of it. She plans on being a journalist as her career of choice and will be joining the JumpStart program her senior year.

Carson City Symphony ‘Family Matters’ concert to feature violinist Maytan Sunday

Celebrating its 35th season, the Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, presents a “Family Matters” concert Sunday at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William St. in Carson City. Featured guest soloist violinist Gregory Maytan will perform the U.S. premiere of the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, written in 1875 by Swedish composer Amanda Maier.

Mature American Citizens to hold first meeting in Carson City

The Association of Mature American Citizens, a conservative advocacy group, is holding its first Carson City meeting on May 9.

Learn about sheep preventing wildfires in Carson City

Hike in the hills and learn how sheep are helping prevent wildfires. Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space are leading a trail graze guided hike on May 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. starting at the C hill trailhead off McKay Drive.

Carson City Airport Authority seeks manufacturer for board

The Airport Authority is seeking a manufacturer to sit on the authority. The applicant “must be from within a three-mile radius of the Carson City airport but not a fixed base operator at the airport; however, if no manufacturer representative applies in response to this notice of vacancy, then the Board of Supervisors may appoint a member of the general public (ie. another citizen at large).”

Thursday, April 25

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

RENO — Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates.

Carson City Republican women present scholarship

On April 16, Carson City Republican Women held their monthly meeting at Casino Fandango. The highlight of the meeting was twofold.

In Carson City, Beto O’Rourke says restore belief all are created equal

In a speech that covered topics from health care to immigration, gun violence and the minimum wage, Beto O’Rourke called on the nation to return to the original idea that made America great: that all men are created equal. He told a crowd of nearly 100 that packed into Gather on Carson Street the country needs not only political democracy but economic democracy and to eliminate what he called the “outright racism that defines so much of our national leadership.”

Carson City Health Inspections for April 24, 2019

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for April 2, 3, 4 and 5. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required to correct them.

Joe Santoro: With sweep, Pack baseball has momentum

Eric Musselman (remember him?) isn’t the only coach able to get the Nevada Wolf Pack some national attention. ESPN, CBS or Sports Illustrated haven’t called yet but coach T.J. Bruce’s Wolf Pack baseball team did something this week that not even Musselman’s men’s basketball teams the past four years ever accomplished.

State gaming win, including Carson, dips slightly in March

Gaming win decreased slightly in March — just over a tenth of a percent — but still totaled a billion dollars. The culprit was Baccarat, which was down 54.3 percent compared to a year ago, bringing in just $53.6 million. Gaming Control Board analyst Mike Lawton said it was a tough comparison since Baccarat was up more than 100 percent in March 2018.

Carson City Planning Commission probes Brunswick Canyon access complaints

The Planning Commission on Wednesday voted to investigate a 40-year-old special use permit for noncompliance. The permit allows Brunswick Canyon Materials, LLC to operate its concrete batch plant, a hot plant operation, and to remove earth products at 7400 Brunswick Canyon Road.

Carson City supervisor to hold town hall on funding road maintenance

Brad Bonkowski, Carson City Ward 2 supervisor and chair of the Carson City Regional Transportation Commission, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon. His appearance is intended as a town hall on the still unresolved issue of how maintenance of Carson’s 676 lane-miles of roadway should be funded.

Recipe: I can take the pressure (cooking), by Amanda Long

If you read my column regularly, you know I’m in love with my Instant Pot (pressure cooking). It makes my life easier, and to be honest I like it way better than the slow cooker.

Bella Vita in Carson City to stay open

Bella Vita Bistro is not calling it quits after all. The restaurant in the Carson Mall has been closed since early April after its owner announced she planned to sell the eatery. But plans now are to reopen May 1 for lunch only.

Marlette water system may avoid revenue shortfall

Lawmakers were told Tuesday the heavy snowpack on the east slope of the Sierra should save the Marlette Lake Water System from a severe revenue shortfall this coming year. But the joint Senate Finance, Assembly Ways and Means subcommittee was told it needs to review the system’s operations to ensure the water system remains solvent.

Wednesday, April 24

Carson City elementary Color Fun Run Saturday at Mills Park

The students of Mark Twain Elementary School will host their fourth annual community-wide “My School Color Run” on Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon at Mills Park.

Navy secretary visits NAS Fallon

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer takes a question on Wednesday from Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Charles Emmert while eating lunch with sailors aboard Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev. Spencer is in the area for a brief tour of the Naval base and the Fallon Range Training Complex.

Carson City school students step into new shoes

Serenity Justesten and Ardyn McLaughlin, Empire Elementary School second graders, were all smiles at their new pairs of socks and shoes Wednesday, wriggling into them comfortably and getting help tying their laces.

Crime log: Motorcyclist gives Carson City Sheriff’s a ‘splitting’ headache

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 8:08 a.m., a Carson man was arrested on four misdemeanor counts after a traffic stop for “splitting lanes” on his motorcycle on Highway 50 East near Deer Run Road. He was arrested on suspicion of an unsafe lane change, suspended drivers license, no turn signal and held on a failure to appear traffic warrant. Bail was set at $775.

Nevada Public Works admits building estimates can be wildly off

Facing tough questions about why Public Works estimates for numerous construction projects are as much as 50 percent less than what the final building actually costs, Administrator Ward Patrick said those estimates are prepared without projecting inflation.

Class-size reduction cut from Nevada education bill

Lawmakers in the state Assembly on Tuesday passed an education bill after the measure was stripped of provisions that aimed to reduce class size.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak donates salary to public schools

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed over his first check as governor to the Education Department’s gift fund. His official salary will be donated to support Title 1 schools across the state. He said that honors his commitment to back funding for public education.

Class-size reduction cut from education bill

Lawmakers in the state Assembly on Tuesday passed an education bill after the measure was stripped of provisions that aimed to reduce class size.

Sisolak donates salaries to public schools

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed over his first check as governor to the Education Department’s gift Fund. His official salary will be donated to support Title 1 schools across the state. He said that honors his commitment to back funding for public education. For each fiscal quarter of his four year term in office, he said he will donate his full net salary to the Education Gift Fund. He said with 416 title I schools in Nevada, each will receive a one time donation of $1,000.

Public Works admits estimates can be wildly off

Facing tough questions about why Public Works estimates for numerous construction projects are as much as 50 percent less than what the final building actually costs, Administrator Ward Patrick said those estimates are prepared without projecting inflation.

Nevada negotiating with law firm to address opioid crisis

On Tuesday, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office announced the State of Nevada has entered into contract negotiations with the Nevada-based law office of Eglet Prince to address Nevada’s opioid epidemic.

Stateline’s Hayley Williamson named to Public Utilities Commission

Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed Hayley Williamson of Stateline to the Public Utilities Commission. He said she brings more than 10 years of public utility law to the job.

Palmer wins Grand Prix diving event

Carson City’s Krysta Palmer continued her successful ways in diving, recently winning a gold medal in the USA FINA

CHS golf falls to fourth

The Carson High golf team fell into fourth place in the Sierra League standings after a fourth place finish in the league tournament on Tuesday at Genoa.

Nevada football to play Iowa in 2022

RENO — The Nevada football team will play at Iowa in 2022, the schools announced today. The game will be played on Sept. 17, 2022 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City

Spanish Springs routs CHS baseball

Spanish Springs banged out 16 hits on its way to a 16-4 win over the Carson High baseball team on Tuesday at Ron McNutt Field.

Unemployment down in all 17 Nevada counties

Nevada’s raw jobless rate went down four tenths of a percent in March to 3.7 percent with just 55,600 of the more than 1.5 million in the workforce seeking employment.

Fallon hosts final meet with regionals in sight

Northern teams from all but the 4A converge in Fallon in less than three weeks when a berth to the state meet in Las Vegas is on the line.

Lady Wave sweep Spring Creek, defeat Lowry in 3A softball

SPRING CREEK — The Lady Spartans turned some heads early Friday in the first game of the series against the defending state champs.

Annual livestock show, sale celebrates 80th birthday

The annual Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale turns 80 years old, and to honor the event’s longevity, organizers will have a little party on Saturday with cake and soft drinks, said Karen Bogdanowicz, who oversees the county’s 4-H program and is a community-based instructor.

Commissioners learn of Assembly’s resolution on Navy range

The Churchill County Commission convened Monday morning for its second regularly scheduled meeting of April.

Spartans take weekend series from Greenwave

SPRING CREEK — Throughout the season, the Spring Creek baseball team has made timely plays.

Night of Fights returns this Friday

The 25th-annual Night of Fights returns to Fallon this weekend.

Harmon sits in 5th, eyes state berth

With a couple of weeks left in the season, Fallon’s on par to send one golfer to the state tournament at Genoa Lakes.

Fallon swimmers qualify for regional, aim to lower times

The Greenwave boys and girls swimming team has qualified in all events necessary for the regional meet next month in Carson City.

CCSO warns of a scam involving agency

A scam is going around that involves the Churchill County Sheriff Office’s non-emergency number, 775-423-3116.

CCSD trustees meet Wednesday

The Churchill County School Board meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Churchill County School District Administration Office, Old High School, 690 S. Maine St.

Three honored by Society of Women Engineers

Three CCHS students, Jade Beland, left, Aspen Easter, third from left, and Madison Blea were recently recognized at an awards banquet in Reno.

New WNC policy helps military personnel earn degree

Clifton Bullock’s extended service to his country put some of his educational goals on hold.

Greenwave HOF workshop is May 1

With the nomination deadline about a month away, the Greenwave Hall of Fame is hosting a workshop to discuss and assist the community in completing an application for this year’s class.

Books, Bites and Beverages set for Aug. 9

Books, Bites and Beverages: A Literary Adventure will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9.

A walk to plant pinwheels

A beautiful spring morning greeted about 90 walkers who wanted to bring more attention to child abuse and how to prevent it.

Fallon community makes Friends of Western Benefit successful

Western Nevada College would like to extend a sincere, heartfelt thank you to the Fallon community for its generous support of the college’s recent Friends of Western Benefit Fundraiser Dinner.

The owl and the pussy-cat went to sea

April is national poetry month, and to celebrate I would like to share my favorite cat poem, “The Owl and the Pussycat.” It was written by Edward Lear in 1871.

The powerful images of Big Sky Country

Michelle Osman’s exhibition “I Saw Above Me That Endless Skyway” featuring paintings of Big Sky Country runs through July 13 at the Oats Park Art Center.

Past Pages for April 24-26, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago The fire still continues to burn in the Gold Hill mines, though in a smoldering way, as no fire can be seen, and as it is so difficult to reach with water, it is supposed that the timbers now burning are only such as have been caved on and covered up in heaps of waste rock.

Tuesday, April 23

Carson High students reach speech and debate nationals

Sophie Peterson has given her presentation in competition about 40 times. At the national qualifier she had to do her presentation seven times. But every time she gives her presentation it takes an emotional toll. Every time.

Oldest rail car at Nevada State Railroad Museum topic of lecture

It has been called the most historically important train car in existence and how it traveled over the past 150 years from the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah to the center of a new exhibit at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is quite a tale.

Fallon resident dies in crash on U.S. 50 east of Fernley

A Fallon resident died Friday afternoon as a result of a two-car crash on U.S. Highway 50 Alternate east of Fernley.

Biela loses latest appeal of his death sentence for murdering Brianna Denison

The Nevada Supreme Court has unanimously rejected James Biela’s second appeal seeking to overturn his conviction in the murder of Brianna Denison.

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke in Carson City on Thursday

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will visit Carson City during his first campaign stop in Northern Nevada on Thursday.

Cinema Club holding fundraiser

The Carson City Classic Cinema Club is holding its annual fundraiser. The 5th Annual Hollywood Gala - A Star is Born will raise money for the cinema club showings and local youth arts program.

Lane closures between Carson City, Spooner Summit starting Thursday

Single lane closures will be in place on U.S. 50 in areas between Carson City and Spooner Summit beginning Thursday as the Nevada Department of Transportation enhances storm drainage to help preserve water quality and reduce erosion.

Carson City Sea Cadets selling roses for Memorial Day honors

The Carson City division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps recently launched the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation. The Sea Cadets are to honor those who have bravely served this country by placing a flower by the headstone of a fallen hero over Memorial Day weekend.

O'Rourke in Carson City on Thursday

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will visit Carson City during his first campaign stop in Northern Nevada on Thursday. O’Rourke is scheduled to participate in a towh hall with Carson City Democrats at 1:30 p.m. at Gather, 402 N. Carson St. O’Rourke is also scheduled to hold a town hall with University of Nevada, Reno Democrats at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bibo Coffee Company, 945 Record St., in Reno.

Partnership Carson City calling for grant requests

Partnership Carson City is releasing a request for applications. Nonprofit or tribal entities are encouraged to apply for funds for primary prevention programs relating to substance-abuse prevention and education. The funds are provided through the Division of Public and Behavioral Health Substance Abuse and Treatment Agencies State General Funds and Federal Block Grant.

Proscenium Players Inc. Presents: Doubt, A Parable performed at the Brewery Arts Center on Friday

The Brewery Arts Center is hosting the Proscenium Players, Inc’s dramatic reading of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, “Doubt: A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley.

Natural Living: Tai Chi can help you “Spring” into Summer

We’ve all seen it. The sluggish waking of a person, sitting on the side of their bed waiting for their body to catch up to their mind’s intention.

Speakers address high veterans’ suicide rate in Nevada

Vietnam was not a conventional war like other generations faced during World War II or even Korea. Although Explosive Ordnance Disposal evolved during World War II, American troops quickly discovered Vietnam required EOD personnel who encountered a dangerous job in an unforgiving, hot, humid tropical environment during the 1960s.

Monday, April 22

Carson City residents trained to help reverse overdoses

Drake Dembke has lost two friends to opioid overdose. One was dropped off by his friends in front of the emergency room, the other was left by the side of the road.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signs bill raising renewable energy mandate

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Monday signed into law a bill mandating the state reach 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. SB358 was sponsored by Sen. Chris Brooks, D-Las Vegas. It raises the Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent of all electric power consumed in Nevada by the end of the next decade.

Documentary sheds light on opioid addiction; premiere in Carson City

Partnership Carson City is inviting the community to the premiere of “Voices of Opioid Addiction — A Retrospective” on Wednesday afternoon. “Opioids have become a scourge to Nevada families,” said Samantha Szoyka, training specialist for Partnership Carson City. “We’re hoping this film sheds light on the horrors of this drug and give people — especially young people — a look into the devastation it can cause.”

Man who stabbed Carson City deputy ordered to mental illness treatment

Michael Cruz, who stabbed a Carson sheriff’s deputy in the head, was ordered to a mental illness treatment program on Monday. Deputy Chris Rivera was cut on the head and face after he approached Cruz in August 2017. Rivera told District Judge Bill Maddox he wanted Cruz put into a controlled situation or prison.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man held for spitting on deputies

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 12:43 p.m., a 27-year-old man was arrested after deputies responded to an apartment on Silver Oak Drive for a report of a man pounding on the door of an apartment. When deputies arrived, he was uncooperative and after being handcuffed, spit on both deputies. He was arrested on suspicion of two counts of battery on a police officer, two counts of unlawful acts related to bodily fluids and disorderly conduct. Bail was set at $10,150.

Judge sets hearing on bid to stop new Nevada pot licenses

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada judge said Monday she’ll hear arguments next month on a bid by dozens of companies to freeze a second wave of licenses for the state’s lucrative marijuana sales market. Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez told more than a dozen lawyers in Las Vegas she can’t officially consolidate seven lawsuits filed in Clark County District Court, and she has no jurisdiction over two lawsuits filed in Washoe and Lyon counties.

Carson High track squads show strength at invitational

The Carson High boys and girls track teams continued to post impressive marks at their own Carson Invitational on Saturday.

And the answer is…

A Jeopardy! contestant captured the nation’s attention last week by setting multiple records for the most money earned in a single episode. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has been setting some records, too.

Senators’ roundup: Carson High softball sweeps Galena

The Carson High softball team scored early and often on its way to a doubleheader sweep at Galena on Saturday. CHS won the opener, 14-2, and the nightcap, 18-3, to improve to 10-3 in the Northern 4A.

Three Dayton men sentenced for poaching black bear

Three men who illegally hunted and killed a bear in 2017 were recently convicted of poaching and sentenced last week. Daniel Rubio, Elisio Rubio Sr., and Elisio Rubio Jr., all of Dayton, were convicted Tuesday of killing a big game animal without a tag, a category E felony, and given civil penalties of $5,000 each, according to a press release from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Balloon rides to be offered Carson High students

Science students from Michael Reynolds’ class at Carson High School will have an elevating opportunity to go Up Up and Away…well, err…tethered, Tuesday morning, Karalyn Mumm, owner and commercial pilot of the balloon “Citrus in the Sky,” will provide tethered hot air balloon rides on the front lawn at the high school.

Area business markets emergency kits for pets

“Be Your Pet’s Hero” is the banner headline on Pet Evac Pak’s website. Their Emergency Survival Kits allow you to be just that in an emergency situation. They’re specifically designed with your pet in mind — big dog kits, small dog kits and cat kits, according to a media release.

Carson City supervisors approve tentative budget

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved Carson City’s fiscal year 2020 tentative budget.

Sunday, April 21

Carson City birth announcements for April 20, 2019

To Crystal Hugo and Samuel Simmons of Carson City, Malia P’ec’umali Simmons, born March 22, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 10 ounces. To Heather Olea and Oliver Miller of Carson City, Freya Rose Miller, born March 26, 2019, weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces.

Coldwell Banker Select, Carson City, honors agents

Coldwell Banker Select, Carson City, recently celebrated its agents for their accomplishments in 2018. Bob Fredlund achieved the President’s Elite award which is achieved by only 2 percent of all Coldwell Banker Agents in the entire world. Sheri Silsby achieved the President’s Circle award for the top 5 percent in the world.

Roger Diez: Gardnerville’s Miller second at Fernley

Opening night at Fernley 95A Speedway was a success on every level. More than 50 cars showed up for the four classes of racing, the track was smooth and fast, and the stands were filled with cheering fans. Gardnerville’s Robert Miller, who had won at Lovelock earlier in the day, chased California ace Ryan McDaniel for the entire IMCA Modified main, but came up short and had to settle for second. Craig Nieman won the Sport Mod main ahead of Ryan Svensson, and Royce Goetz passed brother Rocky Goetz to take the Hobby Stock main. Ray Blankenship won the Gen-X main ahead of fellow Fallon driver Kevin Ruder. The next race, on April 27, will feature winged 360 Sprint Cars in addition to the four track classes.

Sierra Lutheran alumna going solo in Point Loma concert

Going solo, regardless the venture, can be a scary thought. Add a violin, a complex classical piece, and an audience of a couple hundred music enthusiasts, and a whole different kind of focus is required.

Carson City couple honored during Parkinson’s event

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and on April 11 the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Reno Information & Referral Center held its annual event promoting awareness.

Carson City Baptist church held first service 50 years ago

What is now Mountain Vista Baptist at 1750 Mountain St., in Carson City has gone through its share of transformations over the years. It was 50 years ago on this date, April 20, 1969 that the first service at the current facility was held when the congregation then met as First Baptist Church.

Saturday, April 20

Senior menus for the week of April 22, 2019

Note: Menus for week of April 22 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Re/Max Realty affiliates receive Southwest region awards

RE/MAX Southwest Region (Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico) has recognized RE/MAX Realty Affiliates with offices in Reno, Carson City and Gardnerville with prestigious office, individual and team awards for the state of Nevada and the Southwest region. RRA received the 2018 Multi-Office Volume Award for the RE/MAX Southwest Region for closing more than $860 million in volume last year.

Carson City Road Report for April 22-28

The following information applies to the period of April 22-28: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen talks affordable housing in Carson City

Sen. Jacky Rosen visited Carson City last week to talk about a major issue affecting the city and the state: affordable housing. Rosen toured Richards Crossing, the two-year old, 39-unit homeless housing complex on Jeanell Drive, met with two of the residents, and afterward sat down with local officials, including Mayor Bob Crowell, City Manager Nancy Paulson, and housing representatives.

Carson Rifle and Pistol Club deal approved by Carson City supervisors

Before a long afternoon session dedicated to Carson City’s budget, the Board of Supervisors Thursday morning took up other routine business of the city.

Past Pages for April 20-23, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago Presbyterian Church. — Preaching at 11 and 7:30 a temperance meeting will be held. Different ministers will deliver addresses, and all are respectfully invited to attend

Friday, April 19

Senator Square: CCAI announces scholarship winners

As a result of Creative Spark, the Student Art Exhibition at the Brick, CCAI is delighted to announce the winners of its $500 Aim scholarships to high school artists and graduating seniors: Jane Fliegler of Carson High School, Monica Reyes of Pioneer High School, and Beck Neil of Douglas High School. Creative Spark encompasses a wide variety of art media including ceramics, collage, drawing, painting, and photography that show the diversity of the students’ creativity.

Minden to dedicate Splash Pad May 1

With a new monument, new bathrooms and a splash pad, Minden Park is expected to be ready for the season late next week. Recently, the completion of a weather vane was celebrated by Minden Rotarians. Minden Rotary built the gazebo in 1984, which is observing its 35th year.

Nevada Assembly OKs sex assault bill ending statute of limitations

The state Assembly on Friday passed a bill that would eliminate the 20-year statute of limitation in sex assault cases if DNA evidence identifies a suspect. Nevada lawmakers roundly approved the measure in a vote Friday. Eighteen legislators from the state Senate and Assembly have signed on in support of the bill.

Sorensen to receive Carson City Soroptimist Ruby Award

During its lunch meeting on April 24, Carson City Soroptimist will present the Ruby Award to Susan Sorenson, the founder and director of the Northern Nevada Dream Center.

Easter Egg Hunts

The VFW is having an Easter egg hunt at Oats Park on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.

Climate change focus of Carson City Democratic luncheon

Hydrogeologist and professional wetland scientist Lori Carpenter will be the featured speaker at the Carson Democrats’ special Earth Day luncheon.

Star Wars bike event to benefit Carson City Schools Foundation

Set for Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Fritsch Elementary School, the Bicycle Fun & Safety Day will benefit the Carson City Schools Foundation.

Thursday, April 18

Partisan reaction in Nevada to Mueller’s Russia probe report

RENO — Reaction is breaking along partisan lines in Nevada after special counsel Robert Mueller’s released his report Thursday concluding President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe but that there was insufficient evidence to charge him with obstruction of justice.

Carson City Health Inspections for March 2019

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for March 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required to correct them.

Nevada Democrats fail to move forward on death penalty ban

Opponents of capital punishment began the Nevada legislative session bolstered by the governor’s general disapproval of the death penalty. But two bills that would have banned the punishment didn’t receive hearings and failed last week due a legislative deadline.

Nevada Assembly opposes Nellis Air Force Base range expansion

On the heels of Rep. Mark Amodei’s call to work with Congress to get some public lands from the federal government in trade for expansion of the Air Force and Navy ranges, the Assembly has passed a resolution opposing any expansion of the Nellis Air Force Base range.

Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan gets funds from Nevada Legislature

Lawmakers voted on Thursday to approve $250,000 a year to support the Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan. The money will pay to implement the amended shoreline ordinances adopted over the past two years following an extensive environmental study. The plan will update shoreline ordinances for structures including piers, buoys, boat ramps and marinas as well as enforcement activities, inspection and monitoring, control of aquatic invasive species, scenic improvement and education.

Lee condemns DeVos, praises state Democrat priorities

U.S. Rep. Susie Lee praised a ranging set of state-level Democratic priorities during an address before a joint session of the state Legislature. The Democrat on Wednesday expressed support for efforts to raise the minimum wage, give collective bargaining to state workers and update Nevada’s school funding formula, among other topics.

Nevada lobbyist accused of false statements at hearing

A policy director from a free-market organization has accused a Nevada lobbyist of making false statements while testifying in front of lawmakers earlier this year. A complaint filed by Robert Fellner with the Nevada Policy Research Institute accuses Retired Public Employees of Nevada lobbyist Marlene Lockard of violating a state law that prohibits people from knowingly misrepresenting a fact to a legislative committee.

Amber Alert issued for car with Nevada license plate ‘MARIMAR’

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday morning for a 15-year-old who may be traveling in a car with Nevada license plates.

Joe Santoro: Pack has a coach; does it have players?

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has a new head coach. But does it have players? Steve Alford got a 10-year contract to coach the team last week but he takes over a roster that has been gutted.

Plumas Bancorp declares dividend increase

QUINCY, Calif. — Plumas Bancorp, the parent company of Plumas Bank, on Wednesday announced the Board of Directors declared a regular semi-annual cash dividend on Plumas Bancorp common stock of $0.23 per share, payable May 15 to stockholders of record as of May 1, 2019. This represents a $0.05, or 27.8 percent increase from the $0.18 dividend paid on Nov. 15, 2018.

Carson High golf tied for 3rd in league play

The Carson High golf team is now tied for third in the overall Sierra League standings after Wednesday’s league tournament at Toiyabe.

Western Nevada College policy helps military personnel earn degree

Clifton Bullock’s extended service to his country put some of his educational goals on hold.

Annual city fire hydrant testing set from April 28-May 19

The City of Fallon and the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants during evenings in April and May. The annual testing is vitally important to ensure the system is functioning properly and is one of many requirements that the fire department must complete in order to maintain its ISO Class 1 rating. Maintaining an ISO Class 1 rating can help to reduce insurance rates that homeowners pay within the city.

Senate votes to give governor more power over appointees

The Senate has unanimously approved a bill giving the governor full power to remove his appointees from office. SB14 was approved 21-0 and forwarded to the Assembly for consideration.

Wednesday, April 17

Summit to help dairy and livestock producers reduce economic risk

RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Risk Management Education Program presents the 2019 Nevada Dairy and Livestock Summit to help agricultural businesses and government leaders create plans to minimize economic risk.

Western Nevada College offers ‘rapid hire’ manufacturing technician program

One month before high school graduation, some students may not have a solid plan for “what’s next.” Western Nevada College has partnered with the Carson City School District Office of Work-Based Learning to provide a career-launching opportunity.

1872 Reno time capsule contains Carson City mint

RENO — Artifacts recovered from an 1872 time capsule stashed in the cornerstone of a demolished Masonic lodge in Reno include silver dollars minted in Carson City and San Francisco, and a piece of wood from Sutter’s Mill where the discovery of gold sparked the California Gold Rush.

Virginia & Truckee Railroad’s Bob Gray dies at 97

Bob Gray, who brought the defunct Virginia & Truckee Railroad back to life and spent 40-plus years restoring it, died April 3 in Orinda, California.

Nevada can benefit from military lands bills, Amodei says

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., told lawmakers this week the 116th Congress is a huge opportunity for Nevada because of lands bills filed by the U.S. military. “It’s a unique opportunity for Nevada,” he told a joint session of the Nevada Senate and Assembly

Carson City Community Garden has beds available

There are still six garden beds available for use this season at the Carson City Community Garden for residents who are interested in growing their own vegetables, herbs and flowers. For 18 years, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Community Garden Program, in partnership with Carson City Parks and Recreation, has offered 25 4-by-16-foot garden beds to new and returning community gardeners.

Easter activities, egg hunts slated in Carson City

The outdoor Easter egg hunts, held in the park at the Railroad Museum, are free and are divided by age groups on Saturday. At 11 a.m., ages 1-4 participate (one adult per child is allowed in the egg area); while children 5 and older start their egg hunt at 1 p.m.

DOE seeks dismissal of Nevada plutonium lawsuit

RENO — The U.S. Energy Department is asking a federal judge in Reno to dismiss the state’s lawsuit challenging plutonium shipments to Nevada, adding that the material at the storage site north of Las Vegas does not threaten public safety.

Damonte Ranch shuts out Carson High baseball

Matthew Sigafoos shut down the Carson High baseball team, pitching Damonte Ranch to a 9-0 win on Tuesday night at Ron McNutt Field.

Fallon sweeps doubleheader to take weekend series

Despite a first-game 6-5 loss in extra innings on Friday, Fallon’s baseball team roared back to sweep a doubleheader Saturday against Lowry, 14-4 and 3-1, to maintain second place in league standings.

A final farewell for a World War II veteran

FERNLEY — Life aboard an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific provided its own grueling battle of survival, especially during the last two years of World War II when Japanese pilots and soldiers ramped up their attack on the approaching Americans.

Trustees vote on tentative cuts to 2019-20 budget

Churchill County School District trustees voted last Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting to approve approximately $2.5 million in tentative cuts to next year’s budget as proposed by a budget committee.

FPST concludes awareness week with walk, Earth Day

The Fallon Shoshone Paiute Tribe concludes a week of awareness and volunteering with its 19th annual Child Abuse Prevention Walk and Earth Day at Oats Park on Saturday.

Wave track continues to improve

The Greenwave track and field team competed over the weekend at the Del Oro Invitational in California.

Lady Wave softball splits games vs. Sparks, Reed

Fallon defeated Sparks, 18-3, Friday in a Northern 3A softball game played in the Rail City.

Annual livestock show and sale nears

The 2019 Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale is April 25-27 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Dogs aren’t the only ones who can fetch

In a previous article I wrote about Guinness, not the beer, but a magnificent Manx cat who shared his life with me. I thought he was extraordinary because he played fetch just like a dog. Well, it turns out lots of cats play fetch, and you can even teach them how.

Former Greenwave coach named to MSU-Northern Hall of Fame

The 2019 Montana State University-Northern Hall of Fame Class will feature a Skylight basketball player who made a big, big splash in her days at Northern, and a Northern wrestler who came to MSU-N from just up the Hi-Line.

TCID’s general manager explains importance of agency

Rusty Jardine is passionate about the role he plays with the area’s water.

All shook up in Fairview Valley

For six months in 1954, central Nevada was violently shaken by a series of earthquakes that changed the shape of the area. Between July 6 and Dec. 16, six quakes shook west-central Nevada and eastern California.

Fallon Swing Competition team brings home honors

Members of the Gem State National Team Dance Championships: 1st place: Youth Swing Division 2 “Friend Like Me”

Nevada Senate votes to repeal GOED’s authority to give tax breaks

The Senate voted on Tuesday to take the ability to give businesses transferrable tax breaks away from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. At present, GOED has the power to approve partial abatements of some taxes and to issue transferable tax credits to companies that agree to invest at least $1 billion in Nevada over a 10-year period. The office can issue up to $7.6 million in tax credits each fiscal year up to a total of $38 million in credits.

Past Pages for April 17-19, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago The Ormsby House has been reopened to the public by Mr. Geo. D. Fryer who, henceforth will assume the character of “mine host” in that establishment. The house and all of its arrangements have been thoroughly cleansed.

Tuesday, April 16

Rewrite of abortion law passes Nevada Senate

The Nevada Senate has passed a bill that seeks to rewrite the state’s abortion laws. Bill sponsor Democratic Sen. Yvanna Cancela says the legislation would bring the state’s informed consent laws for abortion in line with medical best practices.

Gun control group seeks ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ records

LAS VEGAS — A national gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association are behind a “Second Amendment sanctuary” drive.

Senate OK’s legislation with protections for pre-existing conditions

The Nevada Senate has passed a bill that would enact state-level health care protections for people with pre-existing conditions. State Sen. Julia Ratti says the legislation aims to bring about protections that are already in place under the Affordable Care Act. The Democrat told lawmakers last month that people are worried about their health care access.

Carson City gets first look at Bank Saloon

Carson City came out Monday to get a first look at the Bank Saloon. That’s the new — and old — name of Jack’s Bar, the long-shuttered stone building made at the corner of 5th and Carson streets across the street from the Nevada Legislative Building and the Ormsby House.

Try healthy treats in your kids’ Easter basket

Easter is just around the corner and with it comes lots of sugar for kids in those beautiful multicolored plastic eggs and bountiful baskets. It can be fun for our kids to indulge in peeps, jelly beans, chocolate covered marshmallow eggs, oh and you can’t forget the huge solid milk chocolate bunnies. This tradition has been around for a long time and is hard to break, but are we making the right choices in feeding our kids so much sugar?

Golden Bough brings Celtic tunes to Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center

With nearly 40 years of experience, Golden Bough brings Celtic tunes to Brewery Arts Center on Saturday, April 20. The Celtic Series continues with the trio traveling from Modesto, Calif., as they bring their large discography from all over the globe to Carson City.

Monday, April 15

‘Music is for Life’ concert set for Carson City Community Center

Carson City Symphony’s Youth Strings ensembles, Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players adult intermediate string ensemble and Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir will perform a “Music is for Life” concert at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Amodei: Failure to address immigration, healthcare is Congress’ fault

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said Monday the two biggest national issues right now are immigration and healthcare and he blames both parties for failing to address them.

Nevada gaming industry comes out against Yucca Mountain

The top leaders of Nevada’s gaming industry have joined in a letter urging the U.S. Congress to end plans to try to license and open Yucca Mountain. “The impacts nuclear waste could have on our visitors and our employees would unquestionably have severe negative implications for Nevada’s future and economic growth,” the letter states.

Amodei: Let legal marijuana businesses have access to banks

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., says he opposed legalizing recreational use of marijuana but now supports giving those businesses safe access to financial institutions.

Investors took an Intermission

The curtain appeared to close on the first act of 2019 last week – and what an impressive act it was. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index delivered some dramatic returns and is less than 1 percent away from a new all-time high.

Capital City Reads’ ‘Art Night Out’ set for Tuesday

When selecting a book to highlight this year’s theme for National Library Week, “Libraries = Strong Communities,” it may not seem fitting to pick one about the collapse of modern society.

2 caught trying to flush drugs, 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. FRIDAY • At 3:25 p.m., Katie Sardella, 24, and Shawn McDougal, 26, were arrested at the Gold Dust West on suspicion of heroin and paraphernalia possession and attempting to destroy evidence by flushing drugs and paraphernalia down a toilet in the casino. Sardella was also arrested on suspicion of violating bail conditions. Her bail was set at $14,000. His at $6,000. A third man, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of being a convicted felon failing to register and held in lieu of $300 bail.

Sheep begin grazing 2,000 acres in Carson City

Borda Land & Sheep Company is releasing 773 ewes and 1,040 lambs to graze roughly 2,000 acres of Carson City hills to reduce weeds and fuel as part of the city’s work to prevent fires. Borda Land and Sheep Company began release the sheep on Monday. Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is conducting a guided sheep walk on C hill on May 1 at 5:30 p.m. starting at the trailhead by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on McKay Drive off Terrace Street.

Carson High track posts strong marks at Del Oro Invitational

The Carson High boys and girls track teams continued to post impressive marks on Saturday at the high-powered Del Oro Invitational in Sacramento.

Prep roundup: Salciedo throws no-hitter as CHS softball sweeps Hug

Jailene Salciedo pitched a no-hitter after Caydee Farnworth also pitched a complete game shutout as the Carson High softball team swept Hug on Saturday.

Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range open to public two evenings a week

The Carson Rifle and Pistol Range will be open to the public two evenings a week starting Wednesday.

Nevada Legislature panel votes to create statewide water agency

Lawmakers voted Friday to create a new statewide water planning program to improve water conservation, drought response, long-term flood management and long-range planning. Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, said Nevada hasn’t had a water planning agency in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources since 2001.

Nevada judge aims to coordinate hearing seven pot license lawsuits

LAS VEGAS — A judge says she’ll coordinate the handling of seven lawsuits filed by dozens of companies trying to get the state to disclose the criteria officials use to award lucrative marijuana dispensary licenses. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez on Monday pushed back a scheduling hearing one week to get attorneys for all the cases together.

Bill concerning public records still alive after deadline

A bill to strengthen Nevada’s public records laws remains alive at the Nevada Legislature but faces possible changes. Friday was a deadline that decided whether many bills died or continued on in the legislative process, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that one Senate committee referred the bill to another after reviewing amendments proposed by the bill sponsor.

Budget time: Carson City supervisors begin review

The Board of Supervisors starts reviewing Carson City’s fiscal year 2020 budget on Thursday. In the afternoon session starting at 1:30 p.m., the board will look at the proposed $7.41 million capital improvement program and the $92.70 million general fund budget, which includes $6.16 million in reserves.

Sunday, April 14

Carson City birth announcements for April 13, 2019

To Taryn Schlachta and Logan Ortez of Dayton, Sawyer James Ortez, born March 23, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces.

Nevada’s librarians unite for support from Legislature

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of articles to highlight library programs funded by the Nevada Legislature. The Nevada Library Association is asking for permanent funding in this year’s legislative session. Librarians and library supporters gathered Thursday at the Nevada Legislature to promote the programs instituted with last session’s dollars and advocate for continued funding.

Jim Valentine: Communication guidelines with your agent

Good real estate agents work hard. The public perception is often that they sit around eating doughnuts reading the paper in the office and drive around in fancy cars, but the reality is that the ones that fit that description aren’t the ones that make the sales. They are living a role that suits the balance of their existence but doesn’t put them in a position of advancing their customers’ positions.

Upgrade for Long Ranch trail in Carson City set to start

The project to upgrade Long Ranch Park trails starts Monday, April 15 and should take about two months, according to Carson City’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space.

Western Nevada College seeks boost in enrollment, student success

Three candidates for a major position at Western Nevada College will interview in a public forum this week. The candidates are the finalists from more than 40 applicants for the job of chief enrollment and student success officer, a reinvention of the dean of students.

Saturday, April 13

Senior menus for the week of April 15, 2019

Note: Menus for week of April 15 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Friday Nevada Legislature deadline kills 274 bills

A total of 274 bills failed to make it out of committee as of the close of legislative business Friday evening. The list includes 145 Senate bills and 129 Assembly bills and the most common feature of those measures is money. A significant percentage of them either contained an appropriation not within the governor’s proposed budget or imposed an unfunded mandate on local government.

Carson City road report for April 15-21, 2019

The following information applies to the period of April 15-21: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Celebrate Earth Week

Western Nevada College is joining the rest of the world in celebrating environmental protection of the Earth the week of April 22. Here’s how WNC’s Healthy Campus Committee is planning to celebrate Earth Week from April 22 through April 26:

Leslie Cain: Home staging makes a difference

According to a 2018 survey by Home Staging Resources, 85 percent of the staged homes sold for a higher price than unstaged homes in the same market. Additionally, experts say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a house spends on the market. If you are considering placing your home on the market this year, here is information that might help you rise above the competition:

Marilyn Foster: Explore. Dream. Discover.

It’s the perfect time to travel, and everyone seems to be taking off into the wild blue yonder to all corners of our world. I’ll soon join them to see the green grass of Kentucky in May, taste some Wild Turkey Whiskey, marvel at the thoroughbred horses, enjoy a concert at the Grand Ole Opry and more. This will be quite the contrast to our high desert environment.

South Carson Street project offered for public review

Carson City held an open house Friday for the public to review and discuss the South Carson Street project. The event held in The Studio on Proctor Street from 2-6 p.m. attracted more than a dozen attendees by 4.

Carson City School District facing staff cuts

The Carson City School Board reviewed its tentative budget for the 2019-20 school year Tuesday night working under constraints to reduce its deficit to $2.9 million while seeking to meet certain staffing deadlines in May.

John Bullis: Make use of zero percent tax bracket

Yes, the tax laws are complicated. But if you plan, you can achieve some good results. For instance, the qualified dividends (paid out of profits of a corporation) and long term (held more than a year) capital gains can be taxed at zero in certain instances.

Past Pages for April 13-16, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago President Grant has issued a proclamation calling an extra executive session of the Senate.

Roger Diez: Drivers can’t beat around the ‘Busch’

Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Bristol was dominated by Ford drivers, but when the checkered flag flew it was a Toyota in front. “Kyle (expletive) Busch won,” from Clint Bowyer on the radio summed it up. Bowyer led 24 laps, but Ryan Blaney led the most laps with 158. Combined with teammates Joey Logano at 146 and Brad Keselowski with 40 laps led, the Penske Fords led nearly half of the 500-lap race. It was Busch’s third victory of the season, putting him 27 points ahead of teammate Denny Hamlin and 35 ahead of Logano in the standings.

Friday, April 12

Senator Square: Carson High School teacher talks about physical education

Editor’s note: The following was written by CHS Strength Conditioning and Personal Fitness teacher Misty J. Guantonio

Carson City’s RISE raises funds for Rural Center for Independent Living

Last month, RISE Dispensaries, a Carson City marijuana dispensary, held a fundraiser and paper goods drive to benefit the Rural Center for Independent Living. RISE Dispensaries and its customers generated two trucks full of paper goods and raised $2,065 to benefit the Rural Center. Do Drop In/Rural Center for Independent Living is a nonprofit outreach center serving the homeless and mentally disabled in Carson City.

Nevada State Railroad Museum offers Easter-themed activities

Rides on the Edwards Motor Car and egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny and other activities for children highlight the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s second annual “Egg-stra Special Express,” April 21-22.

Bill would create educational excellence commission for Nevada

The Senate Education Committee on Friday gave its blessing to SB91, creating a Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. The commission would be charged with developing a “statewide vision and implementation plan” to improve Nevada schools. It would conduct a study of high performing international and domestic educational systems and compare them with Nevada’s system.

Rural Roundup holds annual tourism event in Fallon

A photographer, a winemaker and other Nevadans from different walks of life were recognized for their contributions to the state’s tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner on Thursday in Fallon.

State Botanist at Carson City Democratic luncheon speaker

Janel Johnson, a botanist with the Nevada Natural Heritage program, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon. Having earned a bachelor’s in botany at Oregon State and a master’s in rangeland ecology from Montana State, Johnson began her labor of love 15 years ago at the Natural Heritage program of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Recipe: Inventing the Italian brunch, by Cynthia Ferris

Originating in the late 19th century in England, brunch became popular in the United States in the 1930s and in Italy it’s just beginning!

Carson City to hold Bee City Earth Day celebration

“An Earth Day Celebration of Pollinators” is set for April 28 at the Foreman-Roberts House at 1207 N. Carson St. The event is a welcoming event for children and families seeking to learn more about the Earth and value of conserving its resources. The fun will start at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.

Joe Santoro: Knuth may have worked his magic again

Sports fodder ... Doug Knuth has worked his magic once again. The Nevada Wolf Pack athletic director lost men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman last week to the Arkansas Razorbacks so Knuth immediately went out this week and got the next best thing.

Nevada quickly hires Alford to replace Musselman

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another. Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas.

State vet recommends owners keep horses home

Nevada horse owners are being warned not to travel or compete with their animals after reports of two more cases of equine herpes virus were announced by the Nevada Department of Agriculture on Thursday.

Abe Curry Day coming to Nevada State Museum in Carson City

He’s got a street named after him and statue on the mall between the state Capitol and Nevada Legislature. Now Abraham Curry — the Father of Carson City — is going to have a day of his own at the Nevada State Museum.

Thursday, April 11

Brews, Brats, Ballet at Brewery Arts Center on Saturday

Sierra Nevada Ballet’s “Brew, Brats and Ballet” is coming to the Brewery Arts Center on Saturday.

Party to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada

The race is on to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada. A Kentucky Derby day party at the Martin Hotel will raise funds for education, healthy lifestyles, and art programs at the clubs.

Alford signs 10-year deal with Nevada

RENO — The University of Nevada made it official on Thursday when the school’s athletic director Doug Knuth announced the hiring of Steve Alford as the Wolf Pack men’s basketball team’s head coach. Alford, a highly successful coach with 11 NCAA Tournament berths and four Sweet 16 appearances, has signed a 10-year deal to lead Nevada.

Pioneer High students attend career and development conference

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.” Pioneer High School students had plenty of opportunities to participate in new and important experiences when they attended the Career and Development Conference in Reno.

Director of Nevada Public Charter School Authority appointed

Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed Rebecca Feiden as director of the state Public Charter School Authority. She’s currently the head of the Nevada Achievement School District but will take over at charter schools April 16. He described her as a lifelong educator with administrative and classroom experience in charter schools saying she’ll work to improve Nevada’s public education system.

Carson City looks at improving public transportation

Carson City is looking into ways to bolster its public transportation. The city’s Jump Around Carson bus service is funded in part through a $400,000 annual transfer from the general fund to provide matching money for grants.

Masto, Rosen support bank access for marijuana businesses

Both of Nevada’s U.S. senators have signed on to the legislation designed to provide legal marijuana businesses access to banks. “Recreational marijuana use is now legal in Nevada and nine other states across the country and medical marijuana is legal in 33 states,” said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev. “It’s time we created an infrastructure that would allow the marijuana industry in these states to operate legally and provide legitimate cannabis-related businesses with access to the banking system.

Final push for Incline-Sand Harbor path to start this month

The final season of work on a shared use path between Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park begins April 22

GID property sales bill approved by Nevada Senate

The bill to require improvement districts to follow the same rules as cities and counties when disposing of property has been passed by the Senate and forwarded to the Assembly. SB279 by Reno Republican Ben Kieckhefer was drafted after an Incline Village GID employee sold off three small parcels of land to private buyers. That land was deeded to IVGID by Washoe County on the condition it would be public open space.

Salinas, Carson City Arts Initiative to receive Nevada Humanities Award

Carson City Arts Initiative and Carson City Art and Culture Coordinator Mark Salinas will be honored with 2019 Nevada Humanities Awards.

Collective bargaining bill passes Nevada Legislature panel

A Nevada Senate bill that would give certain state workers the right to collectively bargain has passed its first legislative hurdle. Legislators on Wednesday passed the measure out of a state Senate committee in a party-line vote. Nevada state workers last week flooded a legislative hearing and urged lawmakers to support the legislation.

Republicans praise Sisolak for handling of wild horse issue

Republican lawmakers have issued a statement applauding Gov. Steve Sisolak for his willingness to work on solutions to managing the Virginia Range horses. Assembly Minority Leader Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, said after meeting with them and Jeffrey Berns, CEO of Blockchains, Sisolak directed the Nevada Agriculture Department to reinstate the cooperative agreement with the American Wild Horse Campaign to dart those horses with contraceptives.

Nevada libraries accelerate workforce programs

Deciding what to do with the rest of your life can be daunting. Walking into a library isn’t. That’s the premise behind a new initiative, “Libraries Equal Education,” where Nevada libraries are harnessing resources to help people match with suitable career paths.

$10 million pitch for Ely courthouse made at Nevada Legislature

The Senate Finance Committee was urged Thursday to help pay for a new courthouse in Ely. They were told the current historic courthouse is completely inadequate to protect the jurors and the public when there are trials involving Ely State Prison inmates. That prison houses Nevada’s most violent and dangerous inmates, including all of those on death row. District Judge Steve Dobrescu said inmates are sitting just a couple of feet away from those jurors and witnesses.

Carson High boys golf third in standings

The Carson High boys golf team remained in third place in the overall Sierra League standings after a fourth place finish at the third Sierra League Tournament of the year at Reno’s Sierra Sage on Wednesday.

Prescription drug roundup scheduled for Carson City

Help protect each other and our water supply by properly disposing of your unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes.

Carson High teachers, staff receive $10,000 to pay it forward

Carson High School teachers and support staff were surprised Tuesday morning at their regularly scheduled 7 a.m. faculty meeting in the library before classes began.

Wednesday, April 10

Push to ban death penalty expected to fail in Nevada

One Nevada lawmaker who backed a bill to end capital punishment said Wednesday that the measure is not expected to cross the finish line this legislative session. Assemblyman Ozzie Fumo said the bill is likely to die in committee because it will not receive a hearing within the next two days, failing to meet a legislative deadline.

Kiwanis Pasta Feed to benefit Meals on Wheels

The Kiwanis Club of Carson City is hosting its annual Pasta Feed to benefit Meals on Wheels Carson City on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive.

Carson City teens learn to spot signs of abuse

After watching a video in her freshman health class at Carson High School, Emily Tierney, 14, learned some of the behaviors that may seem normal in a dating relationship could actually be problematic.

Dayton schools lock-in caused by employee with pellet gun

Lyon County School District released a statement Wednesday after a precautionary lock-in was lifted at Dayton Elementary, Intermediate and High schools that the individual seen near the sites was a Lyon County employee with a pellet gun attempting to address an issue related to squirrels.

$730,000 grant for University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto have announced a $730,000 grant to study amphibian diseases and encourage women to seek STEM training.

Neon named Nevada’s official element

Both the Senate and Assembly have passed the legislation declaring Neon Nevada’s official element. Sen. Heidi Gansert, R-Reno, said the legislation was brought and lobbied for by students from the Carson City Montessori School. She said this makes Nevada the first state in the nation to approve an official element.

Raising Nevada’s minimum wage to $12 an hour considered

Dozens of people in both Northern and Southern Nevada turned out Wednesday to support legislation that would increase Nevada’s minimum wage to $12 an hour over the coming four years. Speaker Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas, said the minimum wage should be set at an amount a worker would need to support a family of four. He said Nevada’s current minimum wage — $7.25 for businesses that offer health insurance and $8.25 for those that don’t — doesn’t come anywhere near that amount. He said a recent study put that amount at more than $11 an hour in both Clark and Washoe counties.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Attempted burglar fails to clean up

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 11 a.m., a 26-year-old was arrested after a traffic stop for texting on a cellphone at Fairview and Gordon. A background check revealed his license was suspended for DUI and he was supposed to have an interlock device in his vehicle. He was also arrested on suspicion of violating probation conditions. Bail was set at $7,550.

Greenhouse Project plant sale Saturday in Carson City

The Greenhouse Project hosts its annual Early Spring Plant Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering an array of perennial and annual varieties ready to go into your garden.

Carson City’s Timeless Sculptures seeks help with move

Timeless Sculptures, the “cloudy sky” place on Highway 50 in Carson City is under a 30-day vacate notice. With an apprenticeship program, sculpture gardens and studio work yards, it has been a highly visible feature in Carson City for two decades. Those involved with Timeless Sculptures say its been a source of pride for Carson City and hope to expand on that tradition.

Prep Roundup: Carson High track, softball, baseball, golf in action

Down 4-1 going into the fourth inning, the Carson High softball team face another important moment in its season against another one of the Northern 4A’s upper echelon teams in McQueen.

International Space Station, soldiers of fortune talks at Western Nevada College

Mike Thomas plans to talk about soldiers of fortune and the International Space Station during his April presentations at Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College.

Nevada Veterans Coalition to hold service for 15 unclaimed veterans

The Nevada Veterans Coalition is conducting its 17th mission at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Friday by honoring 15 veterans whose remains have been in the care of a local mortuary, yet remained unclaimed.

High water levels expected in Lahontan Valley

In consequence to higher than anticipated run-off forecasts for the Carson River Watershed, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District has commenced “flood operations” throughout the Lahontan Valley, according to a Tuesday morning press release.

April kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month

Although April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month in every community and state, the combined efforts between government agencies and private organizations extends to every month, especially in Churchill County.

So Percussion begins the spring concert season

With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern works, more than 20 albums, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and role of the modern percussion ensemble.

NUMA honor roll

NUMA Elementary 4th Grade A & B Honor Roll Quarter 3 A Honor Roll *straight A’s

The chopping sounds of the helicopter war

RENO — The loud chopping sounds of helicopters flying over the thick, tangled jungle became a constant day-to-day reminder of the United States’ involvement in Vietnam. Referred to both as the first war to enter living rooms on the evening news and a helicopter-driven war primarily relying on the Bell UH-1 Iroquois or “Huey” helicopter, the Vietnam War became one of the longest ones fought in the country’s history.

Military funeral planned for 15 unclaimed veterans

The Nevada Veterans Coalition is conducting its 17th mission at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Friday by honoring 15 veterans whose remains have been in the care of a local mortuary, yet remained unclaimed.

Food Hub director announces run for County Commission District 3

Kelli Kelly, the 2018 Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair Queen, has announced she plans to run for Churchill County Commission District 3.

Fallon places in top 5 in 2 divisions in Rocklin

The Greenwave traveled over the Sierras on Saturday and returned with impressive results.

Nevada lawmakers consider data consumer protection bill

Nevada lawmakers have heard a bill that would allow consumers to prevent a website operator from selling their information in certain situations. A hearing on the Democrat-backed legislation began Monday. A total of nine Democratic senators have signed on in support of the measure.

Fallon takes series from visiting Elko

Fallon snatched a victory out of the jaws of its longtime nemesis Elko on Saturday in Northern 3A baseball at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Churchill Dems donate pocket Constitutions to middle schoolers

On April 2, representatives of the Churchill County Democratic Central Committee donated 250 pocket Constitutions to the eighth grade U.S. history students at Churchill County Middle School.

Fallon rallies for an 11-8 win over Elko

The Lady Wave softball team rallied from a 5-0 deficit against visiting Elko in an 11-8 win Friday afternoon at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex and then fell to Elko 13-9 on Saturday.

JustServe week promotes volunteerism, community service

Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford’s proclamation has declared this week as “JustServe Community Service Week” to promote volunteerism and service to Churchill County.

‘No more woof’ ... soon dogs may talk

You read that right. We may soon be able to understand what our dogs are woofing. I already know what Watson is thinking because he directs me to the refrigerator where his treats are. By just using his eyes and body cues, he has modified my behavior.

Oasis LAX enters 2nd half of season

After a hot start to the season, the Oasis Academy girls lacrosse team finds itself chasing a trio for first place with one month left.

Northern Nevada snowpack ranges upward to 193%

Snowpacks range from 143-193 percent of median across the northern part of the Silver State as of April 1, reports the National Resource Conservation Service.

Lyon County Planning Commission votes to deny tiger preservation center

YERINGTON — The Lyon County Planning Commission unanimously voted on Tuesday to deny an application for a tiger preservation center after concerns were raised about the proposed facility.

Past Pages for April 10-12, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago Sudden Death — We are painted to learn from last evening’s Gold Hill News, that Capt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, who held the position of Assistant Clerk of the last Assembly, died in that place yesterday of some disease of the brain. His death was very sudden, and his loss will be mourned by a large circle of friends.

Tuesday, April 9

Renown Health opens urgent care facility in Carson City

Carson City has another urgent care provider. Renown Health opened its first urgent care facility in Carson City on Tuesday at 2814 N. Carson St., Suite 1010.

Gov. Steve Sisolak: Hire Nevada companies to promote Nevada

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday questioned why Nevada companies aren’t being hired to represent the state overseas. The question came up when the Board of Examiners reviewed two contracts to provide sales, marketing and public relations services to promote Nevada as a tourist destination for people in China and Latin America. The $225,000 China contract went to a California company and the $500,000 Latin America contract to a Florida company.

Hearing for minimum wage hike set Wednesday in Nevada Legislature

A bill that would raise Nevada’s minimum wage is set to face its first legislative panel on Wednesday. The effort failed to become law last legislative session when it was vetoed by Nevada’s former Republican governor. It seeks to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour for workers not offered health insurance and $11 an hour for employees who are. Minimum wages under the bill would rise in increments of 75 cents per year until it reaches those levels.

Lyon County Planning Commission votes to deny tiger preservation center

YERINGTON — The Lyon County Planning Commission unanimously voted on Tuesday to deny an application for a tiger preservation center after concerns were raised about the proposed facility. I

What is Thermography?

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

Monday, April 8

Arkansas fetes Musselman, has high hopes for hoops program

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas gave a rousing welcome to Eric Musselman, welcoming its new men’s basketball coach with a Monday pep rally at Bud Walton Arena.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office takes a bite out of crime

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. THURSDAY • At 9:47 p.m., Thomas Brown, 32, was arrested on South Carson Street after deputies responded to a report of a fight. The other party told deputies Brown bit him on the arm during the fight. A search of his backpack revealed drugs, needles and two pipes with traces of meth. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs and paraphernalia, violation of suspended sentence conditions and battery. Bail was set at $5,500.

Casting call: Casino Boss back for round 3 on April 11

Casting call for extras and minor roles for the third episode of locally filmed sitcom Casino Boss will be held at Alatte inside the Carson Nugget Casino, 507 N. Carson St., Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Area residents and guests ages 21 and over are encouraged to apply. No acting experience is necessary.

Carson Tahoe Health triage space remodeled

Carson Tahoe Health recently completed a renovation to the emergency department triage area. The new space maximizes resources for quick care (testing and treatment) and serves as a monitored, internal waiting area. Newly carpeted and furnished, the triage area was completed and opened to patients last week.

Bank Saloon (formerly Jack’s Bar) to hold ‘first nail’ ceremony

Nevada Builders Alliance will hold a first nail ceremony for the Bank Saloon on Monday, April 15 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Previously known as Jack’s Bar, NBA purchased the building with a vision to pay homage to its colorful history. The event will feature a raffle, Frey Ranch spirits tastings and an inside look at the renovations of the building. NBA will hold a mixer at Bella Fiore immediately following the event. For information, visit

Marshall discusses new opportunities after 2018 election

Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall said the state’s Democrats should be proud of the short distances of opportunity that have been created because of the 2018 elections.

Prep Roundup: Carson High baseball routs Wooster

Garritt Benavidez had plenty of support but the three runs the Carson baseball team scored in the first inning was all he needed in the Senators’ 10-2 win over Wooster on Saturday.

The first quarter of 2019 brought a welcome reversal

Last year, Barron’s published a group of market strategists’ expectations for 2019 performance. The article came out in mid-December, before the steep year-end stock market decline. At that time, all of the strategists agreed: The S&P 500 Index would move higher during 2019.

Nevada Legislature faces another deadline Friday

With another deadline looming next week, lawmakers are expected to spend most of their time in work sessions, sending dozens of measures to the floor.

Save Money While Shopping Healthy

Who says healthy eating costs more? In fact more times than not you will actually save money choosing healthy, fresh foods along with taking steps to decrease your carbon footprint! What could be better than a healthier you and a healthier planet? Here are some tips to get you started….

Nevada judges would be appointed under amendment

Lawmakers next week will consider a constitutional amendment that would remove judges from the ranks of elected officials in Nevada.

Sunday, April 7

Arkansas tabs Nevada’s Eric Musselman as next coach

Arkansas hired Nevada’s Eric Musselman on Sunday, hoping to get a once-proud program back to an elite level.

Mile High Jazz Band to present Big Band jazz in Carson City

Get ready for an evening of sweet and hot big-band music by the Mile High Jazz Band at Living the Good Life Bistro, 1480 N. Carson Street, in Carson City on Tuesday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free, donations welcome. Late night menu is available.

Sheriff reinstates traffic enforcement unit at WNC

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong announced on Friday the re-establishment of a full-time Traffic Enforcement Unit, assigned to the Western Nevada College campus.

Carson Tahoe Care Center opens

Carson Tahoe Care Center is now open. The memory care and rehab facility on Mountain Street held a ribbon cutting and opening party on Thursday attended by several hundred people, many who flocked to take tours of the 98,000-square-foot building.

Saturday, April 6

Senior menus for the week of April 8, 2019

Note: Menus for week of April 8 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Carson City road report for April 8-14, 2019

The following information applies to the period of April 8-14: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Nevada joins effort to block funds for border wall

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced his office, with a coalition of 20 states, has filed a motion to block the Trump administration’s attempt to unlawfully divert $1.6 billion in federal funds to build a border wall.

Roger Diez: Busch misses hat trick in Texas

Kyle Busch came up short on his bid for the hat trick at Texas Motor Speedway last Sunday. Busch won both the Gander Outdoor Truck race and the Xfinity race, but the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series win went to teammate Denny Hamlin, who now ties with Busch at two wins apiece. A pair of Stewart-Haas Fords finished second and third, with Clint Bowyer beating teammate Aric Almirola for the runner-up spot. Jimmie Johnson scored his best finish of the season in fifth with teammate William Byron in sixth, a good sign for the Hendrick Racing and the rest of the Chevy contingent.

Retired Army Guard commander in Carson City reflects on Vietnam service

RENO — The loud chopping sounds of helicopters flying over the thick, tangled jungle became a constant day-to-day reminder of the United States’ involvement in Vietnam. Referred to both as the first war to enter living rooms on the evening news and a helicopter-driven war primarily relying on the Bell UH-1 Iroquois or “Huey” helicopter, the Vietnam War became one of the longest ones fought in the country’s history.

Past Pages for April 6-9, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago Shooting by boys. Mr. M.Y. Stewart, the proprietor of the Carson Race Course, informs us that on Saturday, while his boy was at work on the Course he came near being shot by pistol bullets which were flying around altogether too promiscuously. It seems that some boys, having procured a revolver and some powder and lead and a bullet mold, had build a fire back of Charley Bain’s house, and were having a regular spree. Stewart very properly took the pistol away form the boys. The owner of the same can have it upon application and proving property.

Friday, April 5

Heritage Bank to join Glacier Bancorp

RENO — Heritage Bancorp, the Reno-based holding company for Heritage Bank of Nevada, has entered into an agreement to join the Glacier Bancorp family of banks. Pending board and regulatory approval, Heritage will officially be under the Glacier Bancorp umbrella in the third quarter of 2019. After transaction close, Heritage will continue to operate as a community bank under the same management team, and will be known as Heritage Bank of Nevada, division of Glacier Bank.

RE/MAX Realty Affiliates recognized as top brokerage in nation by REAL Trends

REAL Trends has named RE/MAX Realty Affiliates to its Top 500 list of performing brokerage firms in the nation. The annual report identifies the country’s largest and most successful brokerages ranked by closed sales, closed transaction sides and separately by closed sales volume. RRA ranked No. 341 for closed sales volume and placed No. 63 amongst RE/MAX affiliates throughout the country. Amongst the top Nevada brokerages, RRA placed sixth. The Nevada report can be viewed at

Senator Square: Encouraging letter from the Superintendent

Dear Friends, happy spring time! While our newest season officially arrived March 20th, it seems just now I am starting to believe winter is finally losing its grip and giving way to the kinder, gentler, days of spring.

Recipe: Celebrate spring with game hens

Recipe by Howard Jachens, Executive Chef at Gather

Jazz fest seeks submissions from Carson City area artists

Mile High Band Association’s 2019 Jazz and Beyond Festival Committee is sponsoring an art contest for Carson-Tahoe area artists. Selected entries in the competition may be used to promote the festival, and the winning entry will be featured on the festival’s advertising poster and program cover. A T-shirt may also feature one of the designs submitted. The entry deadline is May 15.

Bill of Rights for sexual assault survivors heard in Nevada Legislature

Legislation that would enact a bill of rights for sexual assault survivors faced some concerns from public defenders and law enforcement during a hearing before its first legislative panel. Bill supporter Assemblyman Steve Yeager told lawmakers Friday there is still work to do on the bill and referenced more than a dozen conceptual amendments he has proposed.

Carson City Board of Supervisors place restrictions on proposed RV park’s guest policy

The Board of Supervisors denied the appeal of a special use permit for an RV park, but placed new restrictions on the park’s guest policy. In January, the Planning Commission approved an SUP to allow up to 180-day stays at Sierra Skies RV Resort, a park planned on 38 acres on Old Hot Springs Road. The vote was 4-2, with commission members Charles Borders and Hope Tingle voting no and one seat on the seven-member commission vacant.

Carson City Board of Supervisors oppose marijuana lounge bill

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday reviewed a dozen bills of the 80th Session of the Nevada Legislature and voted to take positions on each.

Jorge M. Pierrott

Jorge M. Pierrott, 43, died April 3, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Dozens show at Nevada hearing for collective bargaining bill

Nevada state workers flooded a legislative hearing Thursday night and urged lawmakers to support a bill that would give them the right to collectively bargain.

Thursday, April 4

Get Healthy Carson City: Healthy people, healthy communities

Carson City Health and Human Services is proud to be our community’s local public health agency. We work closely with many groups including schools, hospitals, nonprofits and others who care about keeping our community healthy. This first week in April is National Public Health Week. We invite you to take a moment to think about the important role public health plays in your daily life. Also, take time to think about what’s needed to bring about change and improve our community’s health. Here are a few things to consider during this year’s National Public Health Week.

Dennis Cassinelli: Dayton State Park is the place to be

If it’s outdoor recreation you’re after, Dayton State Park is a great place to set up a campsite, fish from the Carson River, or enjoy a barbecue with friends and family in the day use area. My own family and I had an enjoyable family reunion at the park a few years ago attended by many family members from around the state. Paiute Indians used this section of the Carson River as a fishing camp long before all the mining and milling began.

Ruth D. Flores

Ruth D. Flores, 98, died April 3, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Carson City Library kicks off ‘Capital City Reads’

The Carson City Library invites everyone in Carson City to participate in a community read of “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel for the library’s annual Capital City Reads program during the month of April. Capital City Reads is Carson City Library’s annual citywide book club sponsored by the Friends of the Carson City Library that brings people together through reading and discussion.

Joe Santoro: Will Eric Musselman stay with the Nevada Wolf Back?

It has now become an annual rite of spring at the University of Nevada. The Eric Musselman coaching carousel. Will Muss go? Will Muss stay? Is Muss in Reno today? What does wife Danyelle say? Whose private jet has taken Muss where on another whirlwind 24-hour trip?

Quilting company opening in Carson City

Quilt Legacy has a new home. The professional quilting company operated for seven years by husband-and-wife team Paul Schwartz and Ruthann Bilansky out of their Dayton home is opening soon at 2311 N. Carson St. in the strip mall at the corner of Hot Springs Road.

Fox Brewpub holds fundraiser to help Carson City child

Fox Brewpub will hold a fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday for a local family whose daughter recently was diagnosed with cancer.

Juice and salad bar plans opening in downtown Carson City

A juice and salad bar is coming soon to downtown Carson City. So Juicy is set to open in a month at 208 N. Carson St., between Musser and Proctor streets.

Darlinda “Ruby” Jennings

Darlinda “Ruby” Jennings, 72, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Simple Cremation, 775-324-3720.

Carson City range work could take six months to complete

The work needed to reopen the Carson Rifle and Pistol Range may take six or more months to complete.

Nevada eyes collective bargaining for state workers

For decades, enacting collective bargaining for state workers has remained an elusive goal of supportive Nevada lawmakers. But Democrats this session appear poised to make it a reality, with strong majorities in both legislative chambers and the first Democratic governor in two decades. “It’s an inequality that needs to be corrected and it’s long overdue,” said Harry Schiffman, a worker advocate and electrician at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Carson City man sets world record for most insect tattoos

It’s not like Josh Thornton woke up one day and thought he’ll establish the world record for most insect tattoos on his body. While maybe not that exact record in a story that’s also worthy being in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not,” Thornton dreamed of setting a record like this ever since he was a kid.

Wednesday, April 3

Community Sports: Local golf scene getting in full swing

The Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club held its first tournament for 2019 on Sunday, March 24. The format was four-man teams with two best balls on each hole.

Nevada bill would revamp, put teeth in public records law

The Senate Government Affairs Committee was told Wednesday Nevada public records laws are routinely ignored and frustrated by state and local agencies that are never held to account for the violations.

April showers bring May meowers

The Nevada Humane Society staff knows for certain one thing is going to be true: April showers bring May meowers. This year, NHS expects more than years before!

Reno Aces set to open season at Fresno

The crack of a bat, the snap of leather, the whizzing of baseballs across the infield … and that means professional baseball has arrived in Northern Nevada for both players and fans.

Money committees begin closing budgets at Nevada Legislature

The money committees entered a new phase of this legislative session on Tuesday when they started the process of closing budgets. “It’s the beginning of the end,” said Assembly Ways and Means Chairman Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas.

Postponed Celtic show takes place Saturday

TrèsNoctambule is coming Saturday to Carson City for the Celtic Concert Series. The band was scheduled to play in February, but the show was canceled due to weather.

$92.9M general fund budget projected for Carson City

Carson City staff hosted the annual budget open house to outline the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget for the public. The city is projecting a $92.9 million general fund budget. The two biggest sources of revenue are the consolidated tax, or ctax, which is projected to grow 2.5 percent to $32.2 million, and property tax, expected to increase 4 percent to $25.8 million.

Water outlook strong for Tahoe Basin

Several snowpack measurements in the past several days reflect a fact many Tahoe residents already knew: the winter of 2018-19 was a big one.

Democrats eye state worker collective bargaining

Enacting state worker collective bargaining has remained an elusive goal for decades of supportive Nevada lawmakers. But Democrats this session appear poised to make it a reality, armed with strong majorities in both legislative chambers and the first Democratic governor in two decades.

State auction is Saturday

The state of Nevada is holding its spring auction Saturday. The auctions held five times each year feature items from state and local agencies ranging from cars and trucks to computers, electronics and seized property. T

Bill to clean records of wrongly arrested considered

The Assembly Judiciary Committee was told Wednesday if someone is arrested but later completely exonerated, the records of their arrest should be destroyed so they don’t have to report being arrested on job and other applications. Assemblyman Alexander Assefa, D-Las Vegas, said AB315 would entirely delete the records of someone who was “determined by a court of jurisdiction and arresting agency or the district attorney that the arrestee was the wrong person.” He said in that case, the arrest record should be entirely deleted. “If the arrest was wrongful, the court shall approve the application to delete the record,” the bill states.

Federal agency frets about terrorism threats at Burning Man

RENO — Burning Man organizers say the U.S. government wants to place unreasonable conditions on a proposal to expand the counter-culture festival’s capacity to 100,000, including stepped-up security searches and new perimeter barriers that land managers say would reduce vulnerability to acts of terrorism.

Bellinger slam, Dodgers survive messy 9th to edge Giants 6-5

LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger can’t miss at the plate. His offense has helped the Dodgers win four of six and jump out to first place in the NL West. Bellinger has hit safely in every game, with five homers and 12 RBIs.

Construction starts on Nissan Dealership in South Carson Street

Mayor Bob Crowell, Supervisor Lori Bagwell, Chris Russell, and Bill Miles, Miles Construction throw dirt on 4-acre site of future Carson City Nissan dealership. Russell, the dealership's owner, said the 25,000 square foot dealership on South Carson Street will open Nov. 1

Community Sports: Local golf scene getting in full swing

Carson Valley Men hold first event The Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club held its first tournament for 2019 on Sunday, March 24. The format was four-man teams with two best balls on each hole.

High profile progressive at Carson City Democratic luncheon

Annette Magnus, executive director of Battle Born Progress, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon.

Lyon County Republican Central Committee to meet

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold its meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fernley High School Library located at 1300 U.S. Highway 95A in Fernley. The public is invited to attend this meeting where updates will be provided with regards to the current Nevada legislative session.

Carson City Sheriffs Office: Arrest for possession of meth made

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 5:10 p.m., Jordan Osborn, 21, was arrested for possession of meth after a traffic stop for a suspended registration.

Max effort leads CHS past Reed

Max Fontaine singled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Carson High baseball team beat Reed 3-2 on Tuesday at Ron McNutt Field.

Virus danger prompts organizers to cancel Fallon rodeo

The spectre of an equine herpes virus outbreak has prompted organizers to cancel the Nevada Junior-High School Rodeo scheduled in Fallon this weekend

Triple play helps Carson High sweep Reno

For what seemed like a split second — it actually took a few seconds — reality ceased to exist at the Carson High softball field when a fantasy of a play happened that may turn out to be the season-defining moment for the Senators.

Harris pledges billions for teacher salaries in Carson City appearance

Sen. Kamala Harris of California, one of the first Democrats to announce a run for president next year, repeated her pledge Tuesday to pump billions in federal money into teacher salaries nationwide. She told a group of two dozen teachers gathered at Eagle Valley Middle School library when people ask about the money, they should be told to look instead at the “return on investment” that would create.

Past Pages for April 3-5, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago The Overland Mails. We are informed by Mr. D.L. Bliss, who arrived in Gold Hill this morning, overland, that on last Monday there were about four hundred locked mail bags at Shell Creek Station, on the east side of Steptoe Slough, two hundred and thirty miles west of Salt Lake. The weight of this mail matter was estimated at twenty tons, and there is little hope of it getting moved in the next three months as it is in a deep bog of soft, tough clay, and covered by six inches of water. The mails will remain there a long while, unless the Indians are paid to transport it across the slough. — G.H. News

Nevada lawmakers urged to change fuel tax system

The Assembly Growth and Infrastructure Committee was asked Tuesday to change the existing gas tax system to a system imposing registration fees based on vehicle miles traveled. Assemblyman Alexander Assefa, D-Las Vegas, introduced AB401 saying the existing system is no longer able to fund road building and maintenance needs for a couple of reasons. First, he said cars are becoming much more efficient, using less gasoline than in the past. Second, he said hybrid and electric vehicles escape paying their fair share under a system that taxes fuel per gallon used.

Tuesday, April 2

Rocky Boice Jr. gets 15 years in federal prison

A convicted murderer who terrorized two women and whose suspected presence resulted in a lock down at China Spring Youth Camp last year is serving a federal 15-year prison sentence.

Carson City restaurant Bella Vita closing

Bella Vita restaurant in the Carson Mall is closing. The restaurant will be open through April 11, when it will go out in style with its final karaoke night. “Man, it was a hard decision,” said Lori Baxter, owner.

Your mouth says ‘sit’ but your hands say ‘come’

Watson here and I want to share an insight I recently had. My mom thinks I ignore her when she asks me to do something, but mostly we just get our signals mixed up. Dogs are built to notice motion. Our eyes are designed to see fewer details in favor of minute movements.

Golf and swimming results

Golf Results Next golf tournament is April 16 in Spring Creek

Spring concert, conversation features So Percussion

Sō Percussion kicks off the spring season with a concert on April 13 at the Oats Park Art Center. In addition to the center beginning a 8 p.m., a free conversation with the artists is at 3 p.m.

Truckee takes 2 of 3 league games from Fallon

RENO — The Greenwave took the first game of a weekend series, but Truckee swept a doubleheader on Saturday to remain on top of the Northern 3A baseball race.

TCID’s Rusty Jardine to speak at CEDA breakfast

The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District’s Rusty Jardine is April’s speaker at the Churchill Economic Development Authority’s Business Council monthly breakfast.

Banner Hospital earns 4-star rating

Banner Churchill Community Hospital was one of only four hospitals in Nevada to earn a 4-star rating in quality and safety from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the federal agency’s annual performance report.

Marshall headlines annual Democrat dinner

Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall is this year’s speaker for the annual Churchill County Democrats dinner and fundraiser, which is Saturday at the Fallon Convention Center.

Wave shines in largest regional meet

In its last meet of the month, Fallon produced several standout performances just before heading over the hill for back-to-back weekend meets.

Proposed federal ed cuts, state slowness may lead to RIFs

Because of proposed cuts in federal funding and the Nevada Legislature’s slow work on an education funding formula budget for the next two years, the Churchill County School District may be forced to cut upward to $2.5 million from next year’s budget.

Best of Fallon finalist voting now open

The nominations are in, the finalists have been determined, and the voting for who will be the Best of Fallon 2019 is now open. Thank you to everyone who placed nominations. We have some great people and fantastic businesses in each category that I’m sure you will find worthy of your vote.

Car seat safety

With all the activities we do with our children such as school, sports, daycare, family, church, vacations, and daily travel, car seat safety is a very important job. Infant and child car seats save lives. It is necessary that families select a car seat or booster that is appropriate for the age, height, and weight of a child. The car seat should fit tightly and the harness should be adjusted accurately. Please be sure to read all car seat installation instructions and the owner’s manual to ensure proper installation.

Danyelle Musselman says Pack coach has ‘no plans to go anywhere’

Eric Musselman’s wife, Danyelle Musselman, said her husband wasn’t going anywhere after it was reported the University of Nevada men’s basketball coach was a serious candidate for the coaching job at Arkansas, the Reno Gazette Journal reported.

Donna V. Chisam

Donna V. Chisam, 65, died March 29, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Kevin Sigstad: SB256 is bad for Nevada homeowners and tenants

Fortunately, it’s rare for Nevada lawmakers to propose a bill that could do considerable harm to homeowners and tenants alike. But SB256 is one such bill. Introduced by state Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas, SB256 was the subject of a March 22 hearing by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. As leaders from Nevada Realtors and others told lawmakers, this bill would egregiously damage Nevada’s hard-working families who rent from Nevada’s homeowners.

Monday, April 1

Nevada AG Ford raises concerns about federal opioid rules

Attorney General Aaron Ford has raised concerns about new federal laws dealing with pain management prescriptions — opioids.

Gary A. Kruger

Gary A. Kruger, 78, died March 31, 2019 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Vietnam vets honored at Carson City ceremony

Saturday was a day of celebration and remembrance for Northern Nevada’s Vietnam War veterans. Carson City’s annual Welcome Home ceremony at Mills Park recognized the heroism and sacrifices of the state’s 151 Vietnam veterans who died as a result of one of the country’s longest wars, ending with the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.

Sisolak creates 2020 Census committee

Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued an executive order establishing a committee to ensure every Nevadan is counted in the upcoming census.

‘Breakfast with Brad’ on Friday

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his monthly “Breakfast with Brad,” on Friday from 7 to 8 a.m., at the Cracker Box restaurant. Bonkowski hosts the morning get togethers as a way to get input from Carson City residents about issues and policies impacting the city.

Robert Arden Wilcox

11/30/25 - 3/23/19 Bob was born in Collinwood, Ohio, to Elmore and Nina Wilcox. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Alice. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. A memorial service is scheduled on May 11th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Carson City. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the church.

Gertrude Riordan Gottschalk

Feb 4, 1916 - March 15, 2019 Gertrude Riordan Gottschalk, one of Nevada’s foremost political activists, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at her place of residence, Sierra Place, in Carson City. She had celebrated her 103rd birthday with a family dinner on February 2nd.

Nevada Legislative Assembly visits old chambers

As it does once each session, the State Legislative Assembly met on Monday in the old Assembly Chambers in the state Capitol.

Nevada lawmakers weigh bump stock, local gun law bills

Nevada lawmakers on Monday began a hearing on a gun bill that seeks to ban bump stocks and allow local governments to pass their own gun laws. Pro-gun rights groups said they are concerned Democrats will expedite passage of the measure like they did with a gun background check bill earlier this legislative session.

Carson City mayor tops off funds for Bee Hotel

A Carson City haven for bees will soon be under construction thanks to donations from Mayor Bob Crowell and many others. The Bee Hotel is the project of the 2019 Carson City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class.

Renee R. Anderson

Renee R. Anderson of Fallon, Nevada passed away on March 26, 2019. Prior to living in Fallon, she grew up in Southern California, eventually moving to Henderson, NV.

Ralyn Smith

Ralyn Smith of Fallon, 89, a member of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, born April 9, 1929, to Jim Smith and Florence Wadsworth Smith, entered into eternal life March 27, 2019. His kindness, playful personality and love for his family and friends will be missed.

Bob Oats

November 4. 1941- March 15, 2019 Bob lost his battle with cancer on March 15, 2019. He was 77 years old. Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years , Bernice Thomas Oats originally from Kenosha, WI, and now of Newcastle Ca, their sons John and Brad of Roseville, CA and sister Margaret Davis of Fallon, NV.

RV park permit appeal on Carson City supervisors agenda

The appeal of a special use permit for an extended stay RV park is back on the agenda for the Board of Supervisors next meeting. The supervisors were slated to hear the appeal two weeks ago, but the item was pulled because of an error in the notice sent to nearby residents.

Prep roundup: Reger shoots Douglas High past Carson High

The Carson and Douglas High softball teams had a preview of what should be to come later in the season between two rivals who are expected to be among the Northern 4A’s top teams at the Reed Tournament on Saturday.

Storms blamed for drop in gaming win

Relentless storms played havoc with northern casinos in February, causing double digit decreases in win in the Tahoe Basin and ending the Carson Valley Area’s streak of consecutive monthly increases at 20. Statewide, total win was just a bit more than $1 billion, a decrease of just under two-thirds of a percent compared with February 2018.