Stories for August 2019


Saturday, August 31

Senior menus for the week of Sept. 2, 2019

Note: Menus for week of Sept. 2 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Martha Berger

Martha L. Berger, 100, died August 23, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Jeanne G. King

Jeanne King August 17, 1929 ~ August 28, 2019 Jeanne King went to be with her Lord on August 28, 2019.

Dayton Chamber awarded rural tourism, marketing grant

John Cassinelli, president of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, has announced that Travel Nevada and the Nevada State Department of Tourism have awarded the Chamber a $9,600 rural tourism marketing grant. The money will be used to develop a completely rebranded website that will be revealed the first week of October.

Carson City Road Report for Sept. 1-8

The following information applies to the period of Sept. 1 - 8: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles warns of ticket scam

The Department of Motor Vehicles is warning Nevadans about a speeding ticket scam being operated in the Silver State.

Teri’s Notebook: Author Sandie LaNae shares weird and wonderful Carson City history

If you’ve spent any time in Carson City, you know this place can be … well … odd. (And I say that with the greatest affection.)

Roger Diez: IndyCar nearing end of season

From zero to hero. NTT IndyCar series driver Takuma Sato, who was fined for causing a first-lap, five-car accident the week before at Pocono, took the checkered flag last Saturday night at Gateway ahead of veterans Ed Carpenter and Tony Kanaan.

Kelly Bullis: Tip income rules

As we role up on another Labor Day, I thought it might be helpful to review the rather complicated rules relating to tip income. The IRS has fought a hard battle, and mostly won, regarding getting tipped employees to report at least some part of their tip income on their tax returns.

Fallon doctor and nurse charged with writing illegal opioid prescriptions

A Fallon doctor and Sparks nurse have been accused in a 15-count indictment of violating the law by prescribing opioids without a legitimate medical purpose.

Past Pages for August 31 to September 3, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago The Sierra Seminary. — Miss Clapp yesterday returned from an Eastern tour after an absence of eight weeks. The school taught by her and Miss Babcock will commence a regular term on Monday next. Brief items, but good news.

Friday, August 30

Nevada Wolf Pack upsets Purdue on final play

It took Carson Strong just one game to engineer his first Mackay Miracle. The freshman quarterback, making his first career start, led the Wolf Pack on an improbable comeback Friday night to stun the Purdue Boilermakers 34-31 in the season opene

John "JB" Ross

John "JB" Ross Apr 9, 1934 ~ Aug 21, 2019

Douglas High routs Hug in home opener

The Douglas High football team spent its home opener celebrating from start to finish Friday night as the Tigers picked up a 63-14 win against Hug after inducting five former members of their football team into the program’s Hall of Fame.

Prep tennis roundup: Carson High teams lose to Reed

The Carson High girls tennis team dropped its second match to start the year, falling to Reed 16-2.

Drugs found on man arrested for burglaries, 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. THURSDAY At 1:06 a.m., John Collins, 49, was arrested on Carson Justice Court warrants alleging he committed a series of four burglaries. A search of his person during the arrest on Robinson and Carson Street found paraphernalia — a scale — and a small amount of meth. Bail was set at $83,500.

Senator Square: Carson High seniors rise with the sun

Watching them gather, wearing pajamas, wrapped in blankets and celebrating the beginning of their senior year, the Class of 2019-20 gathered together at 6 a.m. Aug. 30 on the bleachers of the CHS football field to watch the sun rise; it is the beginning of their last year at CHS, and, for some of them, their last year as students who were raised within the Carson City School District, students who went from kindergarten at Mark Twain Elementary to Carson Middle School and have spent the last three years at CHS.

Nevada Arts Council announces 2019 Basin to Range Exchange projects

The Nevada Arts Council’s Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) is unveiling its first list of projects designed to bring collaboration between urban and rural arts organizations.

Nevada state engineer announces deadline for proving historic water rights

The state engineer has issued notice that a new law requires those who claim ownership of historic water rights have until the end of 2027 to submit proof of their claims.

Polaris opens distribution center in Fernley

FERNLEY — A grand opening on Wednesday for Polaris’ new 475,000-square-foot distribution center east of Fernley will be a boon for the regional economy, said Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington. “We’re very proud of this being Polaris’ first western distribution center,” Edgington said. “Polaris will provide a boost for economic development and will create many jobs for people in Fernley, Reno, Fallon and even Lovelock. We know the region will continue to grow.”

Nevada Veterans Coalition honors two veterans at August ceremony

FERNLEY — The Nevada Veterans Coalition remembered two veterans at its monthly unaccompanied ceremony on Aug. 22 at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles collecting odometer readings on all vehicles

Beginning Oct. 1, the Department of Motor Vehicles will require motorists to submit an odometer reading on all vehicles as they register or renew registration.

Thursday, August 29

Sylvia Marie Divita

Sylvia Marie Divita August 7, 1937 ~ August 2, 2019

Michael Anthony Kuntz

In Loving Memory of Michael Anthony Kuntz March 15, 1960 ~ August 15, 2019

The benefits of lacto-fermentation, by Kate Johnson (recipe)

During the past year, my husband and I have had the pleasure of hosting many different people through Airbnb in our home. We have had folks from all over the world and have enjoyed visiting and getting to know these people as they travel through our area. Often, they are fellow musicians, gardeners, dog lovers, cooks, etc. One of the best parts of these visits is learning new and different ways to grow, harvest, process and use food from our garden.

Eagle Scout project will refresh ‘C’ on C-Hill in Carson City

Calling all volunteers to help restore the “C” on “C” Hill. Gabe Crossman, a 17-year-old senior at Carson High School and member of Troop 45, will be refreshing the “C” for his Eagle Scout and senior class projects at 7 a.m. Sept. 7. Seniors from the Class of 2019 moved the rocks to form “TJ3” in memory of their classmate Timmy Jones.

Carson City School District begins appraisal on former church property; citizens committee to meet Wednesday

Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes says the appraisal has begun on 1600 Snyder Ave., and the school district has authorized the companies and individuals with whom it will be working with to begin the first-phase environmental analyses as part of the feasibility study on the property.

Western Nevada College student art exhibition at the ‘Brick’ in Carson City

The Capital City Arts Initiative’s “Graphically Defined” exhibit continues at the Community Development Building (the Brick), 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City. Seventeen students from Western Nevada College have work in the show. The free exhibit is available to the public 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday through Sept. 12.

AG joins opposition to allowing indefinite detention of immigrant children

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford has joined a coalition of 20 states in a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration’s new rules that would allow indefinite detention of immigrant children. “This latest Trump Administration policy to keep children in cages for an indefinite period of time is both cruel and shameful,” he said. “What’s more, it reverse’s a longstanding court-approved settlement concerning the humane treatment of immigrant children.”

Residents oppose plan for part of Schulz Ranch subdivision in Carson City

The Planning Commission sent a tentative map for part of the Schulz Ranch subdivision to the Board of Supervisors for approval after a lengthy discussion in which existing homeowners voiced opposition to it.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack can beat Purdue

Sports fodder... The Nevada Wolf Pack football team can win its season opener Friday night (6:30 p.m.) at Mackay Stadium against the Purdue Boilermakers.

Closing Carson City schools’ digital gap opens opportunities for students

Changes in technology are improving learning outcomes for the Carson City School District, and administrators and teachers want to keep on capitalizing on its success for students, innovation and technology director Raymond Medeiros says.

Nevada Highway Patrol joins other western states in DUI enforcement program over Labor Day

Saying Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous holidays on roads and highways, the Nevada Highway Patrol is partnering with sister agencies in California, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Arizona to combat impaired driving.

Wednesday, August 28

Richard "Dick" Clemmer

Richard "Dick" Clemmer January 25, 1935 ~ August 22, 2019

Thomas P. McDonough

Thomas P. McDonough, 54, died August 25, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Horst Heinz Mueller

Horst Heinz Mueller April 7, 1929 - August 17, 2019

Unauthorized Rolling Stones to play Sunday at Carson Nugget

Rudy Colombini and the Unauthorized Rolling Stones will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Carson Nugget’s Grand Ballroom during the Labor Day weekend.

Community sports: Wes Camp wears the Silver Oak crown

Wes Camp is the 2019 Sunday Men’s Club champion at Silver Oak Golf Course.

Donor brings reward for burro killings to over $50,000

An anonymous donor has donated enough to the American Wild Horse Campaign to bring the reward for recent killings of wild California burros to more than $50,000.

Charlie Abowd: Let your imagination take over (recipe)

Well here we are heading into September, and many of you are asking what is going on with the post-fire progress at Cafe at Adele’s. Unfortunately, like many, Karen and I have had to experience the glorious world of fire insurance claims, a long and tedious process and many times quite depressing. That said, I do believe we’ve turned a corner and are now working forward in a positive direction. What fashion and how that looks is very much up in the air.

NV Energy CEO touts progress on renewables, reliability and cost control

MINDEN — The CEO of NV Energy said Wednesday the utility is on track to reach 50 percent renewables well ahead of schedule, has one of the nation’s most reliable electric services and stable pricing for residential and commercial power. Doug Cannon made the statements before a crowd of about 50 at the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s monthly meeting at the Carson Valley Inn.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office investigating burglary at railroad mechanic’s shop

Carson City Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a burglary that happened Aug. 20 at a railroad mechanic’s shop on Highway 50 East.

Events planned to remember 9/11

Communities and area organizations are planning events next month to remember and reflect on Sept. 11, 2001.

Watson tells the tale of two tails

Watson here and, at the risk of being a tattle tale, I’ll tell you about a tail I happened to see on TV. Dad and I always share the couch and watch the news while we wait for dinner. Usually it’s boring, but not last night because there was guy on with the strangest tail I have ever seen.

California’s run game overwhelms Fallon in season opener

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Facing a school almost four times his school’s enrollment, Brooke Hill knew his team would be in for a fight.

New coach, new approach to help rebuild Wave soccer foundation

After last year’s tough finish, first-year coach David Lopez wants to rebuild the Greenwave boys soccer foundation but he needs to get the buy-in from every one of his players.

Labor Day parade seeking entries

The final weekend of the “unofficial” summer season will have a number of activities for area residents ranging from the annual Labor Day parade and breakfast to fun in the sun at the area reservoirs and Sand Mountain.

Fall Film Series puts spotlight on baseball

The Churchill Arts Council begins its 2019 Fall Film Series on Sept. 6 at Barkley Theatre, Oats Park Art Center. The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m. with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7, members; $10 nonmembers. A movie special offers the three movies for $18 members and $27 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at the box office on the night of screening or call CAC at 775-423-1440.

Lady Wave returns 10, eyes playoff berth

The Lady Wave soccer team has been facing an uphill battle every year but despite losing several key defenders from last year’s team, Fallon is poised to make a run at qualifying for the playoffs.

School board designates teacher openings as ‘critical’

Trustees approved at their first meeting of August to designate current teaching openings as critical positions, meaning the Churchill County School District can hire retirees who wouldn’t have their retirement affected by taking full-time employment.

Fallon doctor arrested in alleged opioid conspiracy

Months after a search warrant was served on his Fallon office, Dr. Gary Ridenour was arrested on Monday. A federal indictment was filed Friday afternoon in Reno.

Commissioners have remaining concerns with Navy range expansion

Churchill County commissioners are asking for a meeting with Nevada’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., during the week of Sept. 9 to discuss the U.S. Navy’s Fallon Range Training Complex modernization project and legislative proposal.

Carson City finalizing 2020 road projects

Carson City is finalizing plans for its major road projects in the 2020 fiscal year. The priorities are work on Roop Street, Saliman Road and Winnie Lane, all depending on how far roughly $3 million in funding can be stretched.

Wheeled Food Wednesday at Brewery Arts Center tonight

Brewery Arts Center’s Wheeled Food Wednesday features King of Kings, Bus Boy, Hot Rodz, Black Rock Bison, and Kona Ice food trucks Wednesday night.

Judge: Mom & Pop’s gazebo in Carson City must come down

After a two-year battle, District Judge James Wilson ruled this week that the gazebo outside of Mom & Pop’s Diner must go.

Update: Runaway juvenile turns herself in in Carson City

UPDATE: Navaeh Reyes turned herself into the Carson City Juvenile Detention Center without incident on August 28.

Nevada Wolf Pack hosts Big 10’s Purdue in rare west coast visit

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team knows all about Rondale Moore. “You have to be keyed in on him,” Wolf Pack linebacker Lucas Weber said of the Purdue Boilermakers’ All America wide receiver. “He’s a very talented player. He’s one of those guys who is going to make you miss.”

Lane closures start Wednesday on Mt. Rose Highway

Highway improvements starting Wednesday will lead to lane closures on Mt. Rose Highway.

‘Red flag’ weather warning issued for Carson City, region

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning through 8 p.m., Wednesday for western Nevada and the eastern Sierra due to fire danger.

Vigil planned to recognize and prevent overdose Thursday in Carson City

The public is invited to a candlelight vigil Thursday at Bob McFadden Plaza in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Owners of TRIC planning huge new industrial park

The owners of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center are in the process of buying up to 20,000 acres of land in Lyon County to create a new industrial center to succeed TRIC.

Past Pages for August 28 to August 30, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago Returned. — Mr. E.D. Straus, another Pogonipper, yesterday returned to his old home in Carson, after a five months residence in White Pine

Tuesday, August 27

Charles Alexander Campos

Charles Alexander Campos June 25, 1996 ~ August 24, 2019

Patricia A. Hoddevik

Patricia A. Hoddevik, 81, died August 17, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Daniel Murray

DANIEL MURRAY, 56, of Carson City passed away August 23, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Houston Wilkison Jr.

Houston Wilkison Jr., age 95, of Dayton, NV passed away on August 25, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Charles "Alex" Campos

Charles "Alex" Campos, 23, died August 24, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Joseph E. Pinkerton

Joseph E. Pinkerton, 57, died August 19, 2019 in Silver Springs, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Cassandra M. Blackwood

Cassandra M. Blackwood, 44, died August 25, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Carol J. Wyatt

Carol J. Wyatt, 81, died August 23, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Mila Farrell

Mila Farrell, 53, died August 25, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Anthony E. Ferrando

Anthony E. Ferrando, 79, died August 21, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Lawmakers consider licensing Las Vegas hangover treatments

LAS VEGAS — Medical businesses offering intravenous treatments to people with party-hard hangovers on the Las Vegas Strip could face regulation from local officials concerned about the chance of mistakes.

DLL Technologies to open office in Carson City on Wednesday

DLL Technologies is opening an office in the Adams Hub in downtown Carson City. The Glendora, Calif., company provides managed IT services and consulting for small to mid-size companies, startups, and individuals. DLL also has an office in Reno.

Sierra Lutheran grad earns high honors, to represent Concordia University in Atlanta

Business might be Greek to many college freshmen, but it’s the heart language of Avery Casteel. Casteel, a 2018 graduate from Sierra Lutheran High School and a rising sophomore at Concordia University, Irvine (CUI), used her first year in college to quickly grab hold of the fast-climbing elevator to the executive suite for college students studying business.

Carson City man dies in crash on State Route 447

RENO — A 61-year-old Carson City man died Sunday after a crash on State Route 447 heading toward Burning Man.

Jim Valentine: What’s different when you move to Nevada?

There are many people finding their way to live in Nevada these days for a variety of reasons. Most are leaving behind a high-taxing, over-regulating, over-restrictive environment where they feel their peace of mind is being compromised. With that mindset they look to Nevada where living is relatively easy. Things are practical and predictable … well … outside of the casinos that is. Let’s look at some of the quirks of living in Nevada.

Inspirational first week back to school in Carson City

Apprehensive students throughout the Carson City School District began the 2019-20 school year with reassuring and motivational school assemblies, meet-and-greets and back-to-school nights.

Mormon leaders change rules against guns in church

SALT LAKE CITY — Most members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints already knew they were discouraged from taking their guns to church on Sunday, but it is making sure that message is crystal clear by tweaking the policy to prohibit all “lethal weapons.”

Carson Animal Services Initiative gives $6K to Carson City Sheriff’s K-9 unit

The Carson Animal Services Initiative on Wednesday donated $6,000 to Carson City Sgt. Craig Lowe and the sheriff’s department’s K-9 unit to assist with essential safety and first aid items that always are in high demand on the officers’ wish list for their working animals.

Monday, August 26

Shane Lambert House

Shane Lambert House April 15, 1972 ~ August 7, 2019 Shane Lewis Lambert, known to family and friends as Shane House, passed away peacefully in Fallon, Nevada, the evening of August 7, 2019.

Alice "Lynn" Weishaupt

Alice "Lynn" Weishaupt Aug. 9, 1946 ~ Aug. 22, 2019 Lynn Weishaupt of Fallon, Nevada passed away on August 22, 2019 at Northern Nevada Medical Center with her children by her side.

Wildlife Awareness Talk at Washoe Lake State Park on Sept. 6

NEW WASHOE CITY — Learn how to handle a variety of wildlife encounters, whether it’s while camping, hiking, or in your own backyard. Join the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Urban Wildlife Coordinator for a lesson on what to do and how to react to wild animals, including raccoons, coyotes, bears, mountain lions, bobcats, skunks, and even snakes (gopher snakes and rattlesnakes).

Sever, Kaiser lead Carson High cross country in season opener

GARDNERVILLE — It was a good start for the Carson High School cross country program’s 2019 season.

Woman tried to strangle business partner, 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 9:59 a.m., Jonathan Siebrandt, 53, was arrested on multiple charges after deputies were called to the area of South Carson Street on a report of a vehicle with a stolen license plate driving erratically. The vehicle was stopped at Carson and Clearview and Siebrandt subsequently charged with possession of stolen property — the license plate — DUI drugs and possession of paraphernalia — a meth pipe. He was also charged with no driver’s license in possession and a Sparks Municipal Court warrant. Bail was set at $26,975.

Carson City’s Amodei predicts mid-2020 vote on Fallon range expansion

FERNLEY — Congressman Mark Amodei has been crisscrossing Nevada for the past month talking to constituents and groups and will continue to do so until Congress resumes business after the Labor Day holiday.

Schedule for Newlands Project water rights mapping request for revision workshops

As an element of ongoing efforts by the Nevada Division of Water Resources to record all water rights in the Newlands Federal Reclamation Project, through a mapping project funded by a grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the office of the state engineer will conduct a series of “request for revision workshops” in Fallon and Fernley.

Have you ever watched a lake in s thunderstorm?

Heavy rain pummels the surface. Dark clouds drop the sky closer to the water. Gusty winds crash waves ashore. Up top, on land, damage may occur. Underneath, in the deeper water, things often remain pretty much the same.

Nevada Attorney General joins lawsuit supporting abortion rights

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford has joined a coalition of 16 states supporting an Indiana lawsuit fighting for access to women’s reproductive health care. The Whole Woman’s Health Alliance is fighting the state over denial of a license to open a medication abortion clinic in South Bend.

Books not bets: Reno casino serving as University of Nevada dorm

RENO — University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory.

John Bullis: Divorced parents and tax dependents

When parents divorce, the question of who can claim a child as a tax dependent is usually covered in the property settlement agreement and divorce decree. However, the Tax Court Memo 2019-91 for Jason D. DeMar shows that even then, it can be a problem to get the tax returns filed correctly.

Nevada prison workers file to join union

Nevada’s prison employees this week became the first group of state workers to file to have a union represent them in contract negotiations.

Sunday, August 25

Horst Mueller

Horst Mueller, 90, died August 17, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Noreen L. Welch

Noreen L. Welch, 62, died August 21, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Cool School Renewal gives 10 Carson City children fresh starts for 2019

Capital City C.I.R.C.L.E.S. Initiative’s Cool School Renewal event showcased school makeovers for 10 Carson City children on the front steps of the First United Methodist Church on Aug. 17.

September events at Washoe Lake State Park

NEW WASHOE CITY — September events at Washoe Lake State Park include an evening hike through the sand dunes, a birdwatching program, a morning walk through the Day Use Area, and a night hike. Reservations are required for the evening hike and the night hike. Reservations can be made by calling 775-687-4319 or e-mailing The park entrance fee is $5 per vehicle. There is no additional charge for these programs.

Louis and Peggy Locke celebrate 50th anniversary

Louis and Peggy Locke, founding pastors of Fountainhead Foursquare Church in Carson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 25. Peggy also serves as staff chaplain for Carson Tahoe Health in Carson City. The Lockes took a “land and sea” cruise of Alaska in July and continue to celebrate their special event by camping and being together with their family. Louis and Peggy have four sons, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Talk of the Town: Cal-1 Services Locksmith

Has this ever happened to you? You have carelessly locked yourself out No spare key, no friend and no neighbor

Western Nevada College Foundation gala raises more than $75,000

The fundraising arm of Western Nevada College — WNC Foundation — held its fourth annual Reach for the Stars Gala on Aug. 10, raising more than $75,000 to benefit students seeking higher education.

Saturday, August 24

Senior menus for the week of Aug. 26, 2019

Note: Menus for week of Aug. 26 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

James Mark Monyak

James Mark Monyak August 3, 1948 ~ August 15, 2019 James Mark Monyak passed away in Carson City on August 15, 2019 .

Carson City road report for August 26 to September 1, 2019

Road report as of Aug. 22. The following information applies to the period of Aug. 26-Sept. 1: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Carson City Planning Commission begins work on zoning code revision

The Planning Commission started its work to revise Title 18, Carson City’s municipal code regulating zoning. The commission met outside its regular meeting and plans to keep holding workshops once a month to tackle the project.

Carson High football teams pick up season-opening wins

The Carson High football team picked up a 57-28 win Friday night at Lower Lake High School.

Roger Diez: NASCAR takes a breather

It was an interesting race weekend last week, and this week should prove no less fascinating. Denny Hamlin joined his Monster Energy Cup teammates Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. in the four-win club, and Will Power kept his NTT IndyCar series streak of 13 years with at least one season win alive. And Matt DiBenedetto proved that he deserves a good ride, taking a 2018 JGR chassis to a second-place finish after finding out he’ll be losing his job at season’s end. Finally, after another big crash, fortunately with no major injuries, there are questions about whether IndyCar should continue to race at Pocono.

Carson City’s Battle Born Tree Service purchases building

Marking the latest step forward in a steadily expanding business, Battle Born Tree Service purchased a property at 6301 and 6311 U.S. 50 East in Carson City to serve as the company’s headquarters. The $625,000 deal included a low-interest SBA 504 loan facilitated by Nevada State Development Corp., the state’s largest SBA 504 loan provider. City National Bank partnered in the financing package.

Carson City’s Barbara Perkins making splash as top-ranked triathlete

Carson City native Barbara Perkins trots across the finish line, her waist cutting the white tape emblazoned with “Ironman Santa Rosa.” Sporting a wide smile, Perkins raises her arms, lifting the tape over her head like a trophy. As she soaks in the atmosphere — the loud cheers from spectators, the long hugs from family — Perkins has a flood of emotions wash over her. Beneath red-tinted sunglasses, her eyes begin filling with tears.

Past Pages for August 24 to August 27, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago Challenge Accepted. — At a meeting of the Virginia Base-ball Club, the secretary was instructed to inform the Silver Star Base-ball Club of Carson City that their challenge was accepted. The members of the Club held a meeting on Sunday, for the purpose, we presume, of making arrangements for a trial game

Friday, August 23

Marilyn Smith Wells Brandvold

Marilyn Smith Wells Brandvold June 4, 1935 ~ August 3, 2019

Senator Square: First week of school a blast at Carson High

CHS Principal Gavin Ward stood at the north entrance high-fiving students as they entered high school, some of them for the first time. In fact, counselors, teachers and other administrators stood at each of the school entrances welcoming students to the best high school in the state, hyperbole aside.

Nevada judge freezes licensing process for new pot shops

LAS VEGAS — A judge on Friday froze the permit process for some new Nevada retail cannabis stores, issuing a ruling that sided with companies that lost bids to open recreational pot shops.

Carson City health inspections for July 8 to August 6, 2019

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for July 8 to Aug. 6. 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.

Two arrested after break-in, assaulting Carson City home owner with a baseball bat, 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. THURSDAY At 10 a.m., Jose Rivera, 25, and Brandon Sanchez, 21, were arrested on multiple felony charges after allegedly breaking into a home on Tiger Drive and assaulting the resident with a baseball bat. According to the arrest report, they stole guns, jewelry and other property before fleeing. They were identified by the victim and most of the stolen items were recovered from a backpack in the backyard of a nearby residence. Each was charged with home invasion, residential burglary with a weapon, robbery, battery with a deadly weapon and child endangerment because the victim was with his two-year-old son at the time. Bail for each defendant was set at $137,500.

‘Route 395’ burger, by David Theiss (recipe)

Summer might be winding to an end, but it’s not quite time to put that barbecue away just yet! There are plenty of quick recipes to make using the grill, perfect for those busy school nights. And what is the best reminder of summer to grill up on a beautiful fall evening?

Western Nevada College develops program to cut teacher shortage

Western Nevada College will be expanding its education program to address the state’s critical teaching shortage and high turnover rate.

Thursday, August 22

Ernest E. "Ernie" Ferreira

Ernest E. Ferreira "Ernie" May 13, 1940 ~ July 27, 2019

Patricia E. Kinnaman

Patricia E. Kinnaman, 65, August 17, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Nevada Highway Patrol, local police seek impaired drivers

The Nevada Highway Patrol and local police agencies are combining efforts in another campaign to find and arrest impaired drivers.

Nevada ArtStops Tour visits rural communities to display book sculptures

A family of Carson City artists that creates sculptures from pages out of books will provide specially-designed artwork across the state in the Nevada ArtStops Tour to share art and literary concepts between communities as part of the Nevada Arts Council’s new Basin to Range Exchange program.

Corvettes converge on Carson City

As many as 150 Corvettes were expected by Thursday afternoon at Michael Hohl’s Chevrolet dealership.

The Brevet closes Carson City Levitt AMP concert series

Southern California rockers The Brevet are closing out the Levitt AMP Concert Series in Carson City on Saturday. This will be the last concert of the outdoor series that the Brewery Arts Center hosts

Alleged shoplifter ends up with drug charges, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 10:42 p.m., Kaitlyn Edwards, 32, was arrested on drug charges after she was arrested for attempted shoplifting at Walmart. A search of her purse revealed a number of prescription pills in three plastic bags and a bundle containing $525 in cash. She was charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell and possession without a prescription in addition to petit larceny. Bail was set at $7,750.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack’s Strong will be tested immediately

Sports fodder... When it comes to quarterback competitions, apparently, only the Strong survives. Well, for now, at least. Redshirt freshman Carson Strong has been named the Nevada Wolf Pack’s starting quarterback for the season opener Aug. 30 against Purdue at Mackay Stadium.

Carson City Hyundai owner talks dealership’s future

Carson City Hyundai is getting a makeover. The car dealership on Carson Street at Koontz Lane changed hands last November, when John Napoleon, dealer/manager, bought it after working in the auto business for 30 years, including as general manager for the country’s biggest Dodge store in Henderson.

Nevada U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei urges voters to fact-check politicians

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., told the Carson City Republican Women on Tuesday that voters need to become “discerning consumers of political information” as the 2020 elections approach. Saying he isn’t sure the 2016 political cycle ever ended, he said what happened with the GOP presidential candidates then, “has kind of become the norm.”

Wednesday, August 21

Edward C. Salas Jr.

Edward C. Salas Jr., age 69, of Carson City, NV passed away on August 18, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home, 775-882-264

Community sports: Zogorski wins Genoa Lakes Ladies’ President Cup tourney

The annual Genoa Lakes Ladies’ Golf Club President’s Cup tournament took place Aug. 6-8 at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club Ranch and Lake courses. Twenty-nine members competed in the two-day, net tournament. Kathryn Zogorski won the tournament with a net score of 133. Second place honors went to Jo Hudson with a score of 136.

Nevada’s Cortez Masto says Census count must include American Indians

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., says it’s critical the U.S. Census accurately count all American Indians in the country.

Nevada job growth fastest in nation for 10th month in a row

According to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, job growth in Nevada has now been fastest in the nation for 10 consecutive months. The state added 5,200 jobs in July alone, for a total of 43,400 over the past year.

Carson High football opens season Friday

In a rematch of the opening game of the 2018 season, Carson and Lower Lake, Calif., will open the season Friday night.

Nevada commission approves fee hike for Lake Tahoe piers, buoys

The multi-year battle over pier and buoy fees at Lake Tahoe ended Wednesday when the Legislative Commission approved significant increases on a party-line vote.

Rifle range fees sent to Carson City supervisors for approval

The first fee schedule for the Carson Rifle and Pistol Range is headed to the Board of Supervisors for approval. The fee schedule was put together by the Range Task Force, a group created by Carson City to deal with issues at the range, and forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Commission, which voted Tuesday to recommend it to the board. The vote was 5-1 with Kurt Meyer voting no.

Carson High cross country teams optimistic; season opens Friday

Led by an experienced nucleus of runners, the Carson High School cross country program has good reason for optimism for the start of a new season.

Carson City seeks grant for conservation easement

Carson City is applying for a grant to purchase a conservation easement for 130 acres off Highway 50 west. The easement has been in the works for years. The Board of Supervisors approved the grant application in 2016 and Parks, Recreation and Open Space has been working with Old Woods Ranch LLC, the property owner.

Festival makes improvement to fairgrounds’ Wi-Fi

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair committee has made two upgrades to the fairgrounds — one of them major — that will be a plus for this year’s three-day event.

Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair opens Friday

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair rolled the dice three years ago and took a gamble to move the annual event away from the Labor Day weekend.

Commissioners meet Wednesday

Churchill County commissioners will meet Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. in the commission chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Agenda items include the following:

Marshall touts area’s tourism

Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall discussed state tourism and the upcoming 2020 federal census at last week’s Churchill Economic Development Authority’s monthly breakfast.

NDOT announces construction of Silver Springs roundabout

Churchill County motorists will encounter additional delays traveling west on U.S. Highway 50 through the Silver Springs area toward Carson City.

Don’t miss welcome back celebration on Sept. 4

Celebrate the start of Western Nevada College’s 2019-20 school year by attending the Associated Students of Western Nevada’s Welcome Back event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 on the Fallon campus.

Wave football returns for encore after winning state title

After dominating from start to finish, capped off with its second state championship in four years, the Greenwave football team returns for its encore this weekend.

Warm welcome at Mark Twain Elementary in Carson City

Mark Twain Elementary School students didn’t mind roaming about their new hallways Monday, waving at teachers as they peeked into classrooms and spotted them or figured out the answers to their burning questions.

Past Pages for August 21 to August 23, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago No clue has yet been obtained of the murderers of Mrs. Wilford of the highwayman who failed in the attempt to rob Spooner; of the perpetrators of the robberies in and near Empire; nor of the burglars who broke into the store at Genoa.

Tuesday, August 20

Joyce Arms

Joyce Arms April 24, 1927 ~ August 16, 2019 Joyce Arms passed away August 16th, 2019 in Carson City, NV. She was born in Dixon, CA on April 24th, 1927. She was surrounded by family.

William Shepard

William Edward Shepard Dec 27, 1927 ~ May 9, 2019

Marlin J. Strouse

Marlin J. Strouse 1942 ~ 2019

Dorothy Sedergren

Dorothy Sedergren Oct 26, 1938 ~ Jul 24, 2019

Roderick David Johnson

Roderick David Johnson Sep 23, 1945 ~ Aug 3, 2019

Monarch symbol of species in crisis as U.S. protections shrink

GREENBELT, Md. — Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager to play his part, 3-year-old Thomas Powell flaps his arms and exclaims, “I’m flying! I’m flying!”

Garoppolo shaky in return

DENVER — Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo each made a triumphant return to action Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers’ backups engineered a 24-15 preseason win over the Denver Broncos. Garoppolo was glad to get back on the field, even though he went just 1 for 6 for zero yards and an interception in his first game since suffering a season-ending knee injury last September.

Brown practices with Raiders in certified helmet

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Star receiver Antonio Brown practiced in a certified helmet with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, two days after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be “all in or all out.” “He’s all in, ready to go,” coach Jon Gruden said. “That’s my understanding. Really happy to have him out here. He’s a great player.”

Motorcycle racing returns to Fuji Park in Carson City

Motorcycle racing returns to Fuji Park next weekend. Organizer Robert Hansen said this will be the fourth year for the Deuces Wild Pro/Am Flat Track Race. He said it is so popular, it has sold out all three years.

Lyon County Commissioner Greg Hunewill dies

Lyon County Commissioner Greg Hunewill died on Aug. 19, according to Lyon County Manager Jeff Page. Hunewill had been dealing with health issues since January. He died at Carson Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.

Carson City Chamber announces #CarsonProud contest

Tell us how what you think about the new and improved downtown Carson City. The revitalization of the downtown started in late 2015 with the advent of the #CarsonProud promotion that was created to engage and inform locals what to expect as the city progressed with the plans for revitalization.

Monday, August 19

Dale Jerome Wienke

Dale Jerome Wienke Sept 1, 1940 - Aug 12, 2019

Nevada Gov. Sisolak says state won’t back Las Vegas monorail bonds

LAS VEGAS — Plans may be derailed to extend the Las Vegas Monorail to within walking distance of a new 65,000-seat football stadium, after Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak declined to promise state backing for $200 million in new tax-exempt bonds, a newspaper reported.

Simerson Events donates $9,500 to Carson City Fair

The 2019 Carson City Fair finished its third year on the last Sunday in July with a record number of participants, exhibits and spectators. The fair’s claim to fame is a focus on local youth livestock shows and traditional exhibits. This year, most people didn’t miss the carnival, due to the free games provided on the grassy area.

HopeFest9, Carson Tahoe Cancer Center fundraiser, Friday in Carson City

Summer isn’t over until HopeFest9 sings. The 11th annual free concert fundraiser is 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center.

Appeals Court: Judge can’t ban offender from Winnemucca

Nevada’s Appellate Court has issued an order saying a district judge had no authority to permanently bar an offender from Winnemucca.

Carson City’s Michael Hohl to welcome Corvette Caravan

Carson City’s Michael Hohl on Thursday will launch the 2019 National Corvette Museum’s Corvette Caravan by welcoming participating Mid Pacific Central group Caravan Captain Don Herzer of Northern California.

Inmate walks away from Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City

The Nevada Department of Corrections reported on Sunday minimum security inmate James Park walked away from the Stewart Conservation Camp located outside Carson City.

Ondra Berry named Nevada Guard’s 30th adjutant general

CARSON CITY — Brig. Gen. Ondra L. Berry, a 32-year veteran of the Nevada Air National Guard, has been named Nevada’s 30th adjutant general and the first African American to hold the position in the state’s 154-year history, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday.

Louisiana fugitive nabbed in traffic stop, 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 5:27 p.m., a 32-year-old woman was arrested on two outstanding failure to appear warrants after a traffic stop at Northridge and Jarbidge Court. Bail was set at $1,070.

DLL Technologies ribbon-cutting in Carson City on Aug. 28

DLL Technologies invites the public to join in its ribbon-cutting ceremony within the Adams Hub building at 111 E. Proctor St., Carson City from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Next year will mark 15 years of business for DLL Technologies. In celebration, the company is kicking off the opening of its second location in the Northern Nevada area.

New shelves coming to children’s section of Carson City Library

The children’s section of the Carson City Library is made to be inviting. Brightly colored rugs and furniture are set against the backdrop of a playful mural of the Kennedy’s Children’s corner. But there’s one problem: The shelving.

Experts: Burning Man playa dust not serious health concern

RENO — Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn’t shine.

Leslie Cain: Maintenance skills every homeowner should know

While some maintenance tasks are best left to the professionals, there are several that you can successfully complete yourself. In fact, all homeowners should know how to perform basic maintenance and general upkeep tasks, including: Changing Out Your HVAC Filter

Stay young with stretching

Like a well-oiled machine, our bodies are capable of putting on thousands of miles when we care for them properly. Like a well-built machine, our body is made up of many individual parts moving together in a highly coordinated fashion.

Nevada per pupil school funding now over $10,000 a year

Members of the legislative Interim Finance Committee were told Thursday that total per pupil funding for K-12 schools in the state is now more than $10,000 a year. The information was presented in an analysis by the LCB Fiscal Division to clarify that per pupil funding is significantly higher than the $6,200 the state provides in the Nevada Plan funding formula

Sunday, August 18

Carson City birth announcements for July 29 to August 8, 2019

To Alyssa Munoz-Archuleta and Raymond Culver of Carson City, Jasiah Ray Culver, born July 29, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: New education professor wants to prepare more students to become teachers

A shortage of teachers in Nevada has inspired Western Nevada College’s new education professor to develop strategies to shrink that shortfall.

Girls State Tea exposes students to government affairs

Recently, the American Legion Auxiliary Capitol Unit 4 held its annual Girls State Tea at the Governor’s Mansion. Proceeds from the tea benefit Girls State delegates from Carson, Douglas, Incline and Sierra Lutheran high schools. Delegates were interviewed and selected based on academics and leadership qualities in school and in local communities. Girls State is an Americanism study program, and delegates are given information and gain exposure in the affairs of government that will increase their interest and usefulness as citizens.

Joe Santoro: Time for 49ers’ Jimmy GQ to show he’s worth the money

Is Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers overrated, overpaid and overhyped? Well, we will likely find out this year. If he stays healthy. Tom Brady’s former backup will turn 28 years old in early November. This is his sixth year in the NFL and he has started just 10 games and thrown for just 17 touchdowns and 2,968 yards in his career. He’s never thrown a pass in a playoff game. The most games he has started in a season is five (2017). And he makes just under $30 million a year.

Jim Valentine: What defines the boundaries?

When you buy residential real estate, how do you know where the property lines are, what the boundaries of your property consist of? Many years ago, surveyors used local objects for guides. A tree or a rock could be a part of the legal description. Trees come and go and rocks can be moved. While they referenced those items in conjunction with measurement descriptions, it wasn’t always easy to determine where a boundary line was

Mass shootings give rise to bullet-resistant backpacks

NEW YORK — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents’ worst fears.

Mike and Charlene Hartman of Carson City celebrate 50th anniversary

Mike and Charlene Hartman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 23 with their immediate family. Residents of Carson City for the past 10 years, Mike and Charlene are very active in the local community and are proud members of the Sierra Nevada Kiwanis Group, St. Teresa of Avila Church, the Silver Oak Men’s Club and a local walking group. They also help organize and run a large family Toys for Tots event during the Christmas holidays, which benefits local children in their community.

Saturday, August 17

Senior menus for the week of Aug. 19, 2019

Note: Menus for week of Aug. 19 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

James Croghan

James R. Croghan July 25, 1945 - Aug 14, 2019

Montreux Golf & Country Club will no longer host Barracuda Championship

RENO, Nev.- Montrêux Golf & Country Club announced today that, after 21 years, it will no longer host the Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event. The decision was reached by the Montrêux Golf & Country Club Board of Directors after many weeks of study and discussion.

Carson City Parks Foundation receives $20,000 grant for Boldrick Theater

Money begets money. And that statement is true when it comes to the Carson City Parks and Recreation Foundation.

Family of Ormsby House co-owner moves to dismiss breach of contract suit

The family of Ormsby House co-owner Allan Fiegehen has asked District Judge James Wilson to dismiss a breach of contract suit by a couple Fiegehen tried to buy a house from.

Roger Diez: The most important trophy isn’t in racing

I don’t usually do this, but this week I’m going to get a little personal. This year is a milestone year for me, because it marks 50 years since I got involved in racing on the inside. Starting as a turn worker at Sears Point (now Sonoma) I have seldom missed a race since. My racing jobs have included turn marshal, communicator, starter, driver, pit crew, reporter, publicist, and announcer. Currently I’m writing this column for the Appeal and announcing at Fernley 95A Speedway.

John Bullis: Cryptocurrency is an asset; sales are to be reported

In 2014, IRS classified all virtual currencies as “property” for tax purposes. Think “bitcoin” etc. That means the sale of virtual currencies is a taxable event, just like the sale of a stock or bond. Now, IRS is sending letters to more than 10,000 holders of cryptocurrency that may have not reported the sales and may not have paid taxes on the gains (or claimed losses).

IFC approves deal for new home for Nevada Historical Society

The Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved a land deal with UNR that will give the Nevada Historical Society a new home. In the trade, the state gets what used to be the Reno Gazette Journal building on Second Street in downtown Reno. Charlie Donahue, state lands administrator, said that will provide the historical society with twice as much space as its current home on the UNR campus. The university wants that building next to the Planetarium for office space and also gets two undeveloped parcels nearby that are next to university property.

Past Pages for August 17 to August 20, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago “No Sabe” Woodchopping. About a dozen men from China came into town yesterday from Genoa, where they were engaged in cutting wood. Being recently from the flowery kingdom, they did not “sabe” that business, and in felling a tree one of their number was killed. Thereupon they all quit work and came here to look for work on the railroad.

Roger and Sharon Diez of Carson City celebrate 50th anniversary

Roger and Sharon Diez of Carson City are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were wed in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 17, 1969, where they met after Roger’s discharge from the Navy. After careers in the computer industry and aerospace in San Jose, they relocated to Dayton in 1993.

Friday, August 16

Jack Lee Anderson

Jack Lee Andersen, 72, died August 14, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Kenneth W. Prothero Sr.

Kenneth W. Prothero Sr., 85, died August 9, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Seems like old times: Boise State, Fresno State top MW teams

DENVER — Now this was a sweet idea: Candy hearts with Jordan Love’s name and number stamped on them to hype the Heisman Trophy campaign of the Utah State quarterback.

Nevada judge asked to let new wave of retail pot shops open

LAS VEGAS — Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year told a judge Friday that mistakes might have been made, but tax officials are fairly enforcing a voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational cannabis.

Senator Square: Monday morning starts Carson High School’s new school year

Set that alarm clock if the pituitary gland is not yet ready to do its job, because Monday is just two days away, and it is time yet again for students, parents, and even teachers to get out of bed early for the 2019-2020 school year.

Is the U.S. economy nearing a recession?

WASHINGTON — Financial markets are flashing a key warning sign of a recession, and the global economy is weakening as the U.S.-China trade war intensifies. All of which is heightening fear about the U.S. economy and about whether the 10-year expansion, the longest on record, is nearing an end.

ESL In-Home Program, Florence Phillips of Carson City earn national award

Carson City’s Florence Phillips has picked up another national honor — and another chunk of funding for the English as a Second Language In-Home Program of Nevada.

RTC talks South Carson Street design; selects new contractor

The Regional Transportation Commission reviewed the South Carson Street project design Wednesday.

Climate change poses threat to snowpack, Lake Tahoe clarity

Following the annual State of the Lake Report, Dr. Geoffrey Schladow took center stage in Incline Village to discuss the findings from this year’s study.

Thursday, August 15

Community sports: Block party at Silver Oak this weekend

The community is invited to a block party at Silver Oak from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s event features a Jazz and Beyond concert with CeCe Gable from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a Rock and Roll Sock Hop and dancing at the Cadillac at the driving range from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Spoil your friends and family with a Tahoe chef-approved multi-course meal

Ask most chefs what makes a good meal and the answer is usually the same. It’s not long lists of complicated ingredients that require trips to specialty grocery stores. It’s about using a few quality ingredients and knowing the right techniques to prepare them.

Carson City Board of Supervisors approve 90% design of South Carson Street project

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday gave approval to finish the design of the South Carson Street project.

Ceremony honors Carson City Sheriff’s deputies who died in the line of duty

Carson City Sheriff’s officers who have died in the line of duty were memorialized on Thursday.

Ex-sheriff charged as accomplice in Reno elderly kidnapping

RENO — Reno police have arrested a former Mineral County sheriff accused of being an accomplice in the suspected kidnapping of an 80-year-old woman by her son at a senior care facility last week.

Pedestrian, 5 dogs killed in Dayton hit-and-run; 38-year-old Dayton man arrested

A 38-year-old Dayton man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with a hit and run that killed a man and his five dogs.

Carson City School District seeks help to fill job vacancies, moves forward on Capital Christian

Carson City School District has had a greater turnover in classified staff this year with 74 employees retiring or resigning, Associate Superintendent Jose Delfin reported to the school board Tuesday.

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association holding poker run Saturday

The Northern Nevada Chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is holding its second annual poker run Saturday, Aug. 17.

Carson City School District appoints 7 new principals, administrators

The Carson City School District has appointed seven new principals and district administrators for the 2019-20 school year.

Wednesday, August 14

Republican Central Committee to host speakers on Blockchain technology Aug. 22

The Carson City Republican Central Committee will host speakers on Blockchain technology at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Fandango Ballroom, 3800 S. Carson St. to address this new technology and why the public should care. Just as the Internet has changed how we intersect with others in our work and personal communities, Blockchain will affect many aspects of our lives such as how we own property; how our driver’s licenses are stored in DMV; how our important documents and contracts are kept; how food is traced from farm to market; how health care records are managed; how intelligent communities will be built as close as Reno.

Nevada Public Utilities Commission joins western states on wildfires, climate change

Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission is joining together with other western states to deal with two major issues: wildfires and climate change. Commissioners meet Friday in Portland to discuss the risks of wildfires on utility infrastructure and the potential impacts to energy customers and communities.

Wicked Tinkers bring tribal Celtic music to Carson City for Levitt AMP series

The Wicked Tinkers are coming to Carson City for the first time. The tribal Celtic band performs Saturday as part of the Levitt AMP Concert Series hosted by the Brewery Arts Center.

Man found on sidewalk held for meth, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 11:15 p.m., Kevin Boss, 53, was charged with felony DUI alcohol after he was involved in a crash at William and Russell Way. Records indicate it is his third DUI. He was also charged with following too close. Bail was set at $20,075.

Stormwater charges debated by Carson City Utility Finance Oversight Committee

The Utility Finance Oversight Committee met Wednesday for an update on work to revamp Carson City’s stormwater rates.

Nevada signs on to protest of Affordable Care Act rule

Attorney General Aaron Ford has joined with 22 other Attorneys General to protest a Trump administration plan they say would undermine anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act. “Every Nevadan regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age should be able to see their health care provider,” Ford said in a media release.

Aviation history topic of Nevada State Museum lecture in Carson City

From barnstorming pilots of the post-World War I era — Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart among them — to World War II Army Air Corps training to the present-day Reno National Championship Air Races, aviation has been a mainstay in Nevada.

Birth announcements

Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Farm Round Table meeting held in Fallon

Fourteen people recently attended the Farm Round Table meeting in Fallon.

SYFL Experience invades Fallon for 4th year in a row

For the fourth year in a row, the Fallon Youth Football League will welcome thousands for the annual Sierra Youth Football League Experience.

NAS Fallon passes major evaluation

All systems are good at Naval Air Station Fallon.

Get your working dog stamps now

I know this may sound corny, but I love to write letters and use beautiful stamps to mail them. It was thrilling when I went to the post office and found the latest offerings. If you love dogs, the current Military Working Dogs stamps are for you. They are absolutely beautiful!

Meeting old friends and classmates

When the first all-community reunion took place in 2014, Fallon’s sesquicentennial committee to plan activities to honor Nevada on its 150th birthday recognized a Greenwave class that was celebrating its 50th graduation anniversary.

Douglas County grad serves as an assistant groundskeeper for the Reno Aces

As a student at North Dakota State University in Fargo, Leah Withrow developed an affinity for diamonds … big diamonds that would not fit on one hand. Because of her love for sports and the outdoors, Withrow found a way to combine the two. She became the only full-time female groundskeeper in the Pacific Coast League after the Reno Aces baseball team hired her in January as an assistant.

Amodei to speak Aug. 20

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei will update the Fernley Republican Women at their monthly meeting on Aug. 20 on the House of Representatives and his take on what’s happening in Washington, D.C.

Fallon grad named to state post

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Stacey Montooth, a Churchill County High School graduate, as the new executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission.

Churchill County schools begin Monday

More than 3,200 students will report to Churchill County schools on Monday for their first day of instruction, while teachers will attend their first district-wide meeting Friday morning.

Foot-stompin’ music highlights reunion weekend

The entertainment for this year’s Community Wide Reunion is Ellis Dyson & the Shambles, a band that brings a good time to its party music from past eras to crowds both young and old.

Carson City hotel-motel tax discount eliminated

Carson City lodging properties will no longer be receiving a small discount for paying their occupancy transient tax early. Last month the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority sent a letter to the city’s hotels and motels informing them that the 2 percent discount no longer applied after an opinion issued by the District Attorney’s office determined it was improperly instituted.

Past Pages for August 14 to August 16, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago From Officer Mason, of the Nevada Prison, we learn there are thirty-one convicts in the Penitentiary — a much larger number than usual. Two of them, — Fred Gross and Hank Daily — from Lander County will be discharged to-day, their terms of three years imprisonment ending at noon.

Tuesday, August 13

Hershel Lee Baker

Hershel Lee Baker, 92 of Mound House passed away on August 8, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Jack Heller

Jack Heller Sep 29, 1933 ~ Aug 9, 2019

Francois J. Richer

Francois J. Richer, 94, died August 10, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Virginia A. Tehee

Virginia A. Tehee, 84, died August 4, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Kerry Hodges

Kerry L. Hodges, 63, died August 8, 2019 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Dale McRae

Dale Alan McRae Jan 4, 1965 - Aug 01, 2019

Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen joins in bill to protect Olympians from sex abuse

Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and three other women senators have joined in legislation designed to protect Olympic athletes from sexual abuse. The Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act is a response to findings of systemic abuse. It was introduced by Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to improve oversight of the U.S. Olympic Committee and better protect young athletes from abuse and intimidation.

49ers rookie receivers show flashes in exhibition opener

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd showed flashes in the exhibition opener of the ability that led the San Francisco 49ers to take the two receivers on the second day of this year’s NFL draft. Samuel provided some big plays down the field and Hurd caught two touchdown passes as both rookies make their case for getting significant playing time when the regular season starts.

Antonio Brown returns to Raiders after absence for injured feet

NAPA, Calif. — Antonio Brown walked onto the Oakland Raiders practice field in his familiar No. 84 jersey surrounded by cameras and received warm greetings from teammates. His weeklong absence to deal with his frostbitten feet and a grievance with the NFL over the use of a helmet has ended and now he’s eager to get back on the field as soon as he can.

Victim of Lyon County crash identified by Nevada Highway Patrol

On Saturday, at approximately 4:33 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a serious injury crash on US-95 Alternate and Lyon County mile marker 26 involving a single vehicle, according to a media release.

Court rules for feds in fight over Nevada plutonium shipment

RENO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Nevada in a battle with the U.S. government over its secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas.

Nevada Department of Transportation offers back-to-school walking, bicycling tips

As school children across the region prepare to go back to school, the Nevada Department of Transportation is providing tips to safely bicycle and walk to school.

Millennials take over Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Carson City

Entrepreneurial millennials Tommy and Kaley Basham hope to give fellow millennials and customers of all ages additional options when it comes to grocery and wine shopping in our city. If anyone would know the tastes of the generation now coming into their own, this is the couple.

Nevada jury hears openings in biker club racketeering trial

LAS VEGAS — A jury in Las Vegas heard two vastly different overviews Monday in the federal racketeering trial of eight accused Vagos biker gang members stemming from a shootout that killed a rival Hells Angels leader in a northern Nevada casino nearly eight years ago.

New Carson High School Principal Gavin Ward wants students to see more options

Smith Valley native Gavin Ward developed an appreciation for trade skills as he watched his father and uncle run a plumbing business and his mother work as a school secretary. His father built three houses, and Ward would assist him each summer during middle and high school years, enjoying his free time playing basketball.

Monday, August 12

Church makes donation to Carson Tahoe Health Community Fund

Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church’s third annual rummage sale surpassed its goal. Its primary group to receive money has received its donation, which was more than they expected. Another Carson City group will share its success, according to outreach chair Janet Gordon. The church is making a donation in the amount of $500 to the Carson Tahoe Health Community Fund. Gordon said the church is always looking for a way to give back to the Carson City community.

State approves $86.9 million for new HR/Finance computer systems

The Board of Examiners on Friday approved two contracts totaling $86.9 million to replace the state’s aging human resources and financial computer systems. Contracts to do the work went to Labyrinth Solutions.

Missing thumb drive contains Renown Health patient info

RENO — The largest health care provider in Northern Nevada says some of its patients’ private information was stored on a thumb drive that’s been missing since June 30.

10,000 bees ‘saved’ from downed tree in Carson City

The tree fell near the banks of the Carson River and the bee hive inside the trunk was discovered.

Open letter from Churchill County Sheriff Richard Hickox

The month of August has and will remain a very busy time for Churchill County and Fallon, as there are a number of events coming up over the course of the next few weeks. These events will draw large crowds to our community and more specifically our Fairgrounds and High School area. With this in mind we are requesting your cooperation and help to manage traffic and keep everyone safe and entertained.

Teri Vance: Carson City Chamber hosts Carson Proud contest

Last Saturday was fairly typical for my husband and I. It started with the fundraiser for Willow Bill at A to Zen followed by the ever-popular Levitt AMP concert at the Brewery Arts Center.

Suspect ends chase by ramming patrol car, 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 2:44 p.m., a 60-year-old fast food worker was arrested at the I-580 Arrowhead exist after a traffic stop for an expired registration that belonged to a different vehicle. A search of her backpack revealed prescription pills that didn’t belong to her. She was charged with possession without a prescription, the fictitious license place and a suspended driver’s license. Bail was set at $3,050.

Global selloff. Quick comeback.

Investors boomeranged from stocks to safe havens and back as trade tensions between the United States and China intensified last week. The Economist reported:

South Carson Street goes before Carson City supervisors

An update on the South Carson Street project is on the Board of Supervisors agenda Thursday. The project is now at 90 percent design and has to go before the board for approval before it can be completed.

Jim Valentine: When the going gets tough

Real estate transactions are like putting a puzzle together. There are many pieces that must fit together to get the whole picture finished, to have a safe transfer of ownership in this case. As the pieces are identified there can be problems with them, like a rusty part on a car being refinished. You know it will fit, but it won’t work in its present condition. Can it be remedied, replaced or is it a project killer?

Sunday, August 11

Carson City birth announcements for July 13 to August 1, 2019

To Samantha and Brandon Nelson of Gardnerville, Dexter Wayne Nelson, born July 13, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces.

Marilyn Foster: Art, culture, cooking lessons highlight Culinary Italy Tour

It’s impossible to think of Italy without thinking of food. Everyone who knows me knows I certainly like to enjoy a good Italian meal at one of our specialty Italian restaurants, and the prospect of eating great meals prepared by Italian chefs in Italy is quite enticing.

Carson City hospital launches ‘text to donate’ service

There’s a new way to donate to Carson City’s hospital. The Foundation at Carson Tahoe Health announced text-to-donate. Cell phone users can now text “HopeFest” to 44321 to receive a link to a secure donation page.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback picture gets a little more clear

The Nevada Wolf Pack’s quarterback situation became a bit clearer this past week. Senior Cristian Solano, believed to be competing with junior Malik Henry and freshman Carson Strong for the Pack’s starting quarterback job, injured his right (throwing) hand in practice and is expected to miss at least a month of the season.

Talk of the Town: Rivas Mexican Grill

Hola! Como’ estas! That is what greeted me Friendly with a smile My next poem was meant to be

Raiders’ slow exit from Oakland painful for fans

SAN DIEGO — The slow, agonizing demise of the Oakland Raiders will continue for at least one more season. There will be one more “final” home game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, on Dec. 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Solemn ceremony unveils special POW/MIA seat at Greater Nevada Field in Reno

RENO — After a short introduction and presentation, a tall figure standing next to a seat at the top of section 118 gently lifted a black cover revealing both a chair and special plaque at Greater Nevada Field dedicated to prisoners of war and those servicemen and women still missing in action.

Saturday, August 10

Senior menus for the week of August 12, 2019

Note: Menus for week of Aug. 12 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Jean Dorothy Thompson

Jean Dorothy Thompson October 21,1931 ~ July 22, 2019

Ruth Anderson Kelley

Ruth Anderson Kelley, 86 of Stagecoach, passed away on August 8, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Shawn Dunn

Shawn T. Dunn, 57, died August 7, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Carson City road report for August 12 to August 18, 2019

Road Report as of Aug. 8. The following information applies to the period of Aug. 12 to 18: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Carson City launches new property tax, appraisal software

The Carson City Assessor’s Office launched new property tax and appraisal software. The software, made by Devnet Inc., automates the appraisal and assessment process and provides a more flexible user interface, according to the Assessor’s office.

Carson City School District trains on emergency operations

Carson City School District staff and administrators gathered Thursday at Fuji Park for annual emergency preparedness training in collaboration with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Carson City Fire Department.

John Bullis: Couple pays back taxes and penalties

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Rogers were recently ordered by the tax court to pay taxes on unreported income and overstated expenses in addition to the extra accuracy related penalties. Because they were both attorneys and he was a CPA with more than 30 years of experience, they were held to a higher standard.

Roger Diez: Can racing top last weekend’s?

Last Sunday featured some of the most dramatic racing I’ve seen all year. From the beating and banging and the late race duel in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen to Mercedes’ strategy call and Lewis Hamilton’s late race charge through the field, I was on the edge of my seat most of the time.

Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range adding two nights per week

The Carson Rifle and Pistol Range is expanding its hours to two more nights a week. Starting Aug. 13, the range will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 5:30-8 p.m. as well as 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. It remains reserved for clubs and classes with safety range officers during the week and on Saturday due to ongoing work to make the facility safer.

Past Pages for August 10 to August 13, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago The child who was brought to town by its mother when the party was halted by the highwayman, and which, with its mother, was thrown from the carriage, died yesterday. It is thought the injuries received, though they were not deemed serious at the time, hastened the death.

Friday, August 9

Patricia Staricha

Patricia M. Staricha, 89, of Dayton Nv, passed away on Aug 4, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations 775-882-4965

Kaepernick ready to compete to play, sources say

PHILADELPHIA — Colin Kaepernick is eager to prove he’s good enough to play in the NFL. A person close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: “Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life.” The person spoke anonymously because of the confidential nature of discussions with teams.

Auditions for Carson City production of Shrek musical set

Youth Theatre Carson City has announced auditions for “Shrek: The Musical, Jr.” The show will run eight performances Jan. 17 to 26, 2020, in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. Youth Theatre is looking for actors, singers and dancers in kindergarten through 12th grade who will be cast to play a host of colorful fractured fairytale characters.

Nevada Wolf Pack Athletics Hall of Fame to induct all-female class

RENO — As the University of Nevada celebrates 100 years of women’s athletics in 2019-2020, the Wolf Pack Hall of Fame will induct a historic all-female class this fall.

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe receives $1.2M grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development agency announced Tuesday that a $1,283,000 million grant has been awarded the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.

Lake Tahoe’s love affair with wooden boats has only grown over the decades

Cruising across Lake Tahoe’s blue waters in a vintage wooden boat, its varnished mahogany and chrome lines glistening in the sun, feels like a trip back in time to the days when Frank Sinatra graced the casino stages and gin martinis flowed like the Truckee River.

Nevada Department of Corrections gets grant for substance abuse treatment

The Nevada Department of Corrections has been awarded $326,000 by the Justice Department to support its residential substance abuse treatment programs.

Thursday, August 8

Archie Rodgers

Archie Blight Rodgers August 21, 1937 ~ August 5, 2019 Archie Blight Rodgers, 81, of Carson City, passed away Monday, August 5th.

Dian Lenker

Dian Lenker Dian Lenker passed on top of Kingsbury Grade on Sunday morning.

Roger Laird

Roger Morrison Laird July 5, 1944 ~ Aug. 6, 2019

Dale McRae

Dale A. McRae, 54, died August 1, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

audrey nunamaker

Audrey Nunamaker, 99, died August 3, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Roderick David Johnson

Roderick David Johnson Sept. 23, 1945 ~ Aug. 3, 2019

Lynda Lee Morrison-Rader

Lynda Lee Morrison-Rader Sept. 6, 1949 ~ June 25, 2019

Richard Tucker

Richard Lee Tucker Jan. 21, 1955 ~ June 15, 2019

Is it simply aging — or is it Alzheimer’s?

You’ve misplaced your car keys — again. Or you can’t remember a word you’ve used many times, yet it’s right there on the tip of your tongue. The older you get, the more likely you’re apt to wonder: Are memory slips like this early signs of Alzheimer’s disease?

Laundry list of drug charges on Carson City Sheriff’s Office report

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 3 p.m., Dominic Bertone, 51, was booked on a warrant charging fraudulent use of a credit card and two counts of possession a credit card without permission of the owner. Bail was set at $5,000.

Support local business at the Carson City farmers market, by Linda Marrone

This week is National Farmers Market Week and communities across the country will celebrate their local farmers markets. It’s a good time to show your gratitude and support for local food and farmers.

Carson City Realtors offering seminar for veterans Aug. 14

Brian Alexander and Constance Hayden of Realty Executives in Carson City will offer an evening seminar for veterans, “Buying Primary Home, Selling Primary Home,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Carson Plaza Event Center, 209 E. Ninth St., to learn about VA housing and the loans, mortgages, grants, programs and different types of insurance available to them.

Nevada Wolf Pack football holds Fan Fest, open scrimmage on Saturday

RENO — The Nevada football team will hold this year’s Fan Fest on Saturday inside Mackay Stadium.

Nevada’s fourth hemp harvest is underway

Nevada’s 2019 hemp growing season is under way with crops already being harvested in Southern Nevada.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak names Stacey Montooth as head of Indian Commission

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Stacey Montooth as the new executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission. She replaces longtime director Sherry Rupert, who retired earlier this year to become director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.

Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival opens Friday

The 16th Annual Music and Arts Festival kicks off at the Bliss Mansion, 608 Elizabeth Street, Carson City, on Friday, from 4-6 p.m., then continues at the Governor’s Mansion, directly across Mountain Street, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

8 Nevada cases of rabies in bats; 4 in Washoe County, 1 in Lyon County

RENO — The Nevada Department of Agriculture says eight bats recently tested positive for rabies, including four in Washoe County.

Local favorites Dead Winter Carpenters to perform in Carson City

One of Lake Tahoe’s favorite bands will headline the Levitt AMP Concert Series Saturday in Carson City. The Dead Winter Carpenters, from North Lake Tahoe, will play the series for the first time.

Wednesday, August 7

Legislative Deli in Carson City is open again

The Legislative Deli is back in business.

Nevada Wolf Pack roundup: Sewell, Taua named to Polynesian player watch list

RENO — Nevada football senior Gabriel Sewell and sophomore Toa Taua have been named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and integrity.

Hometown comic, juggler returns to Fallon Cantaloupe festival

Hometown favorite comedian and juggler Sam Malcolm returns to the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival Aug. 23-25.

PHOTOS: Fallon Community Day

The eighth annual Fallon Community Day was Saturday at Oats Park. Everything was complimentary at this community and back-to-school gathering. Numerous organizations were present to share information and assistance. Boy Scout Troop 1776 offered free child IDs.

Nevada Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall to speak at Churchill Economic Development Council breakfast

The monthly Business Council Breakfast is Aug. 12 at 6:45 at Stockman’s Steak House and features Nevada’s lieutenant governor.

Churchill County Senior Center menus for August 12 to August 16, 2019

William N. Pennington Life Center (Churchill County Senior Center) 952 S. Maine St., Fallon, Nev. 89406 - 775-423-7096 Age 60 and over: $3 suggested donation; under 60: $6.

Ellis Dyson, Shambles plays on Fallon all-reunion weekend

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blend old-time influences ranging from early New Orleans jazz to Piedmont murder ballads.

Churchill County birth announcements for Aug. 7, 2019

To Ashlie and Dalton Hearn, Bennet Allen Hearn, born July 15, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces.

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ with Fallon’s Josh Mauga debuts

The new “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” action-thriller debuted on Friday, but a special showing of the film occurred in Fallon on Thursday at the Fallon Theater. The movie, which stars Dywane “The Rock” Johnson was No. 1 at the box office with a take of $60 million.

Seemingly desolate Ash Meadows teems with life, by Richard Moreno

At first glance, Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge doesn’t seem like much. It looks a lot like the rest of the area — acres of rolling hills dotted with sagebrush, juniper and mesquite shrub.

South Carson Street design process nearly complete (video)

The design of the South Carson Street project is nearing completion. The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee, which has allocated money to portions of the project, was the first committee to be updated on the road work’s 90 percent design milestone.

Churchill Animal Protection Society: The astonishing, amazing, acrobatic, Acro-Cats

Recently while visiting my sister in Colorado, I attended a performance of The Acro-Cats. OK, that may sound a bit eccentric, and I want to assure you it was. The venue was packed all four days with cat fans.

Fallon Police Department wins Battle of the Badges blood drive

Northern Nevada and Northern California communities have been supporting local first responders and hospital patients by giving blood at the third annual ‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drives this summer.

Carson City School District sets back to school meet & greets

With the first day of school (Aug. 19) approaching, Carson City School District wants all students and parents to be aware of back-to-school information, event dates and the electronics policy at Carson High School.

Finalists to be interviewed for Carson City Library director position

The finalists for the director of the Carson City Library position will be interviewed during a board meeting Friday evening, with a portion dedicated to questions from the public.

Past Pages for August 7 to August 9, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago On His Track. The man who attempted highway robbery, as mentioned yesterday, is being pursued. Evidence was discovered of his starting across the mountains on horseback, in the direction of the Pacific Railroad. Three Frenchmen, who are well acquainted with the country are following him with all possible dispatch.

Tuesday, August 6

Paul Lower

Paul Eugene Lower, passed away July 28, 2019 in Fallon, NV. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 775-423-2255.

marguerite hinton

Marguerite Inez Hinton, 72 of Carson City, passed away July 30, 2019 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Jack Pieretti

John (Jack) Pieretti May 27, 1945 - Aug 3, 2019 It is with great sadness that the family of Jack Pieretti announces his passing on Aug 3, 2019.

Pamela Trauth

Pamela Lee Trauth Mar 26, 1953 ~ Jul 24, 2019 Pam L. Trauth, 66, passed away suddenly July 24, 2019, at her home in Christmas Valley, Oregon. Pam was born March 26, 1953 in Wausau, Wisconsin to Peter and Dolores Borsavage. While in Wausau she married Ronald Kulick, they had two boys together, Louis and Peter, but were later divorced. In 1978 she married John Trauth and they have two children together, Heidi and Johnny.

chester guire

Chester William Guire, 94 of Carson City, passed away July 27, 2019 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Diana Ferreira

Diana J. Ferreira, 69, died August 1, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Annie Dehl

Annie Ruth Crowson Dehl August 1, 1933 - July 25, 2019

ronald kalt

Ronald Kalt, 60 of Dayton passed away on July 18, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Dolores Hall

Dolores "DB" Hall, age 91, of Carson City, NV, passed away July 28, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremations, 775-882-1766.

Nevada Sen. Cortez Masto introduces bill to honor women’s suffrage with series of new quarters

Using the 50 states quarters program as a model, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Deb Fischer of Nebraska have introduced legislation that would create a series of 25-cent pieces honoring women’s history and suffrage. The measure was introduced ahead of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote.

Carson City’s Bryan Building deli now apparently for building workers only

People in the Bryan Building were aware that their little deli was being converted into a sort-of automat with no actual cashier or cook making and selling food. What a number of them weren’t aware of is that it now takes an employee badge to get through the locked door of the so-called “Java Lounge.” That means the numerous visitors to the building can’t get in unless an employee opens the door for them.

Monday, August 5

Cortney Ronald Staley killed in standoff with Carson City SWAT

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong has identified the man shot by deputies after a five hour stand-off Saturday evening as Cortney Ronald Staley.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Registration rally comes at ideal time for procrastinators

If you’ve procrastinated, but plan to attend Western Nevada College this fall, then wait no more. Avoid the last-minute rush to register before the start of fall semester by attending WNC’s Registration Rally from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Carson City campus, 2201 W. College Pkwy.

NV Energy electric rates to decrease slightly in Northern Nevada

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission and NV Energy have approved a reduction in electric rates that will total $21.9 million for Northern Nevada customers. The decrease goes into effect Oct. 1 and is the result of reductions in the projected cost of providing renewable and energy efficiency services, according to the utility.

Missing air conditioner, TV and washing machine found at neighbor’s, 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 4:03 p.m., a 26-year-old contractor was charged with soliciting without a permit after he was questioned by two off-duty deputies in the area of Danielle Drive. A background check also revealed an outstanding FTA warrant. Bail was set at $920.

National Night Out at Mills Park in Carson City on Tuesday

Come to Mills Park on Tuesday to celebrate public safety at Carson City’s 17th annual National Night Out. This year’s theme is Standing with the Blue.

University offers agricultural crop research tours at Fallon Field Day

Agriculture producers and others are invited to receive a first-hand look at crop trials and research being conducted in Northern Nevada by the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources.

Nevada welcomes status as a budding ‘entrepreneurial powerhouse’

RENO — As the aspirations of the region’s entrepreneurs continue to rise, fueled by Northern Nevada’s increasing presence as a technology hub and a strong economy throughout the state, the greater Reno-Carson area’s support and development community is growing by leaps and bounds as well.

Sunday, August 4

Stephen and Sable Shaw of Carson City celebrate 50th anniversary

Stephen and Sable Shaw of Carson City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 26 on Santa Catalina Island with family and friends. The couple have lived in Nevada for 37 years. Sable was raised in Vya, Nev.

Joe Santoro: Does it matter who Nevada Wolf Pack has at quarterback?

Stop worrying about who, exactly, will become the starting quarterback for the Nevada Wolf Pack this season. The Wolf Pack will name a starter sometime this month among top choices Malik Henry, Carson Strong and Cristian Solano and he will throw for a lot of yards and touchdowns. And if the starter Aug. 30 doesn’t play well, the next quarterback in line will get a chance.

Nevada Highway Patrol targets pedestrian safety

The Nevada Highway Patrol and other Nevada law enforcement agencies participating in the Joining Forces program are urging pedestrians and drivers alike to be aware of each other at all times and share the road responsibly. From Monday through Aug. 16, the Joining Forces law enforcement team will be issuing citations to pedestrians and motorists who are violating traffic safety laws.

Jim Valentine: Why we do things in real estate

Residential real estate consists of many components each of which has its own protocols and standards. You won’t learn them all during the course of your transaction, but you will get an idea of what needs to get done, and, if things go awry, why we do them a certain way.

Nevada Department of Veterans Services tabs veteran, supporter of the month

A statewide veterans’ group that has enormous outreach, especially during the legislative session, and a Vietnam-era sailor who has taken an active role as an advocate were recognized for their contributions during a recent ceremony at the Old Assembly Chambers in Carson City by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

Man dead after hostage situation involving an infant in Carson City

The Carson City Sheriff's Department's SWAT shot and killed a man after entering a home in the 1500 block of Edmonds Drive Saturday night.

Saturday, August 3

senior menus

Note: Menus for week of Aug. 5 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Ronald Kalt

Ronald Kalt, 60 of Dayton passed away on July 18, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Inez hinton

Marguerite Inez Hinton, 72 of Carson City, passed away July 30, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Chester Guire

Chester William Guire, 94 of Carson City, passed away July 27, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Carson High’s Pru Knox receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced Carson High School student Pru Knox has been selected to join the organization. NSHSS recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated leadership, scholarship and community commitment. NSHSS founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, made the announcement.

Carson City road report for August 5 to 11, 2019

Road Report as of July 31. The following information applies to the period of Aug. 5-11: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Roger Diez: Happy winners and big disappointments

Last weekend featured some exciting racing, happy winners, and big disappointments. Joe Gibbs Racing is back on top as Denny Hamlin took his third win of the season, only one victory behind teammates Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Scott Dixon took his sixth Mid-Ohio win, barely holding off Ganassi Racing teammate Felix Rosenqvist. And after securing pole position for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, Mercedes’ 125th anniversary in the sport came to an ignominious end while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen scored his second win of the season.

Kelly Bullis: Deducting auto expenses

Probably one of the most often asked questions I get, has to do with auto related expense deductions. Let’s get the number one decision point out of the way. Are you an employee using your vehicle on behalf of your employer and not being fully reimbursed for your costs? BAD NEWS. After 2017, the “employee business expense” deduction as a part of Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions is repealed until at least 2027. You don’t get any tax deduction. BEST, have your employer reimburse you by the current IRS mileage rate, currently 58 cents per mile (way more than the gas), and that reimbursement is NON-taxable.

Carson City Planning Commission recommends Little Lane Village project map

The Planning Commission voted Wednesday to recommend to the Board of Supervisors the tentative map for a new residential project on Little Lane.

Past Pages for August 3 to 6, 2019

Saturday 150 Years Ago Advertisement: “Alexander Leport has removed his family grocery store to the Brick Building owned by G. A. Sears, and lately occupied by Louis Mandlebaum, on King Street, Carson City, where he is prepared to furnish families, hotels and restaurants with the finest brand of French and California Wines, brandies and whiskies, flour, ham, bacon, eggs, lard…

Friday, August 2

Dawn Stinson

Dawn Noelle Stinson December 14, 1965 - July 15, 2019

John Manconi

John Ellwood Manconi Sept. 14, 1931 ~ Jan. 19, 2019

Renown, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield settle dispute

RENO — The largest hospital in Northern Nevada has settled a contract dispute with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that had jeopardized health care access for thousands of people covered by its insurance plan.

Pocketbook issues prevail in recession-scarred Nevada

LAS VEGAS — The pack of Democratic presidential candidates made it through five hours of debating this week without diving deep into two major issues: the economy and labor unions. That won’t be the case this weekend. The candidates’ next stop is Nevada, an early primary state and battleground state, where pocketbook issues prevail and labor still holds sway.

Alford announces staff additions for Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball

RENO — University of Nevada men’s basketball coach Steve Alford has announced eight new additions to his staff. Aubrie Warkentien (director of operations), Irvin Stephens III (academic advisor), Chastity Chov (athletic trainer), Joe Preston (video coordinator), Roman Martinez (graduate assistant), Connor Bush (graduate assistant), Nathan Strong (graduate assistant), and Conrad Chow (graduate assistant) have joined the Wolf Pack for the 2019-20 campaign, Alford’s first as the head coach at Nevada.

Carson City ATM bandits got away with $200,000

The three men who robbed a Wells Fargo ATM in south Carson City on Monday got away with more than $200,000 in cash.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tours nuclear security site where plutonium was secretly shipped

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday joined Energy Secretary Rick Perry for a tour of the National Nuclear Security Site in Southern Nevada.

Carson City supervisors OK 10-year pact with Nevada Humane Society

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted on several key contracts. The board approved a new, 10-year agreement with the Nevada Humane Society to operate the animal shelter on Airport Road.

Reno Aces, Vietnam vets partner for Military Appreciation Night

Sierra Nevada Chapter 989 of the Vietnam Veterans of America in Reno and the Aces baseball team have partnered for this year’s annual Military Appreciation Night at Greater Nevada Field on Saturday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the game begins at 7:05 p.m. Vietnam veteran and chapter 989 member, Andy LePeilbet, will throw out the first pitch. He served in southeast Asia as a U.S. Army first lieutenant.

Mind of a Champion football camp expands in second year

The camp continues to gain steam and there are no signs of it slowing down.

Nevada casinos close fiscal year with 11% increase in June win

Nevada casinos closed out the fiscal year with an 11.6 percent, $108 million increase in total gambling win. Meanwhile, the $1.04 billion in win recorded for June ended a streak of five consecutive decreases to start the 2019 calendar year and set an all-time record for the month of June, according to new figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control.

Thursday, August 1

paul deyhle

Paul Timothy Deyhle, 75, passed away July 26, 2019 at his home in Carson City, Nevada. Walton's Chapel of the Valley will be caring for the arrangements. 775-882-4965

peter hagen

Peter J. Hagen, 77, died July 30, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

thomas white

Thomas Charles White, 71 of Wellington, passed away on July 29, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Churchill Animal Protection Society: Summertime and the living is hot!

Watson here, and I’m one hot dog! Go figure, I have a fur coat, sweat through my feet and I’m dark brown, not a great combo for the dog days of summer. Dog days are the period of July 3 through Aug. 11 when Sirius rises in conjunction with the sun. The saying dates back to the Roman times.

Edgar (Duane) Mellum

June 28, 1931 ~ July 9, 2019 Duane passed away in Carson City on July 9, 2019.

Nevada lawsuit: ‘WTF Party’ name a free speech right

LAS VEGAS — A man who was told by the state of Nevada that he couldn’t register the name “WTF Party” for political candidates is suing election officials, claiming his free speech rights were violated.

Dawn Noelle Stinson

December 14, 1965 - July 15, 2019 We lost a beautiful soul on July 15, 2019 and now she's with the Angels!

Tahoe Shakespeare review: ‘Taming of the Shrew’ engulfs audience in sidesplitting comedy

Madison Martin had the best seat in the house. Sure, having the “best seat in the house” is a subjective claim. But, there was no debate on this starry Tuesday night at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew.”

Thomas Kent Thompson

April 11, 1947 - July 22, 2019 Thomas Kent Thompson, 72, of Dayton, NV passed away July 22, 2019. Thomas was born on April 11, 1947 in Medford, OR to Armin & Zelda

Upcoming events at the Churchill County Library

The Churchill Library Association presents “Books, Bites and Beverages: A Literary Adventure” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at 553 S. Maine St. in Fallon.

Feds to change sage grouse protection in Nevada, 4 other states

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service says it’s changing sage grouse protection plans in five Western states to conserve habitat for the at-risk bird while allowing ranchers to maintain their livelihoods.

Mary Koch: Thank you, Fallon for 25 years

I spend a good part of my job meeting with people who are interested in discussing their nutritional health and looking to make changes. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about nutrition but I have also gotten to know more about people in general. Today I’d like to share with you some of those things as they relate to helping people make changes to improve their health.

Mariachi band Flor de Toloache headlines Carson City Levitt AMP series Saturday

Latin Grammy winners Flor de Toloache perform in Carson City on Saturday at the Levitt AMP Concert Series presented by The Change Companies. It will be the band’s first time visiting Carson.

Pacific Publishing acquires Nevada Appeal and associated Nevada publications

CARSON CITY, Nev. — On Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, Pacific Publishing Company acquired from Sierra Nevada Media Group the assets of the Carson City Nevada Appeal, Gardnerville The Record-Courier, Fallon Lahontan Valley News, and Reno Northern Nevada Business View publications. Nevada News Group, a division of Pacific Publishing, will be the entity operating the newspapers. Nevada News Group also publishes the Winnemucca Humboldt Sun, Battle Mountain Bugle, Lovelock Review-Miner, Fallon and Fernley Mailbox News, and Nevada Rancher magazine.

Cantaloupe festival, fair comes to Fallon in late August

Calling all Northern Nevadans with a love of cantaloupe and anyone who enjoys beautiful summer days in the country.

Carson City fire chief urges people to prepare for possible earthquakes

Saying western Nevada is a high hazard zone for potential earthquakes, Carson City Fire Chief Sean Slamon is calling on residents to be aware of the dangers a quake can pose and prepare just in case.