Stories for December 2019


Tuesday, December 31

Richard Stapleton, Jr.

Richard Eugene Stapleton, Jr. December 16, 1960 ~ December 24, 2019

Constance Marie Hayden

Constance Marie Hayden "The Realtor with a Heart" June 9, 1953 ~ December 18, 2019

Suzanne M. Davis

Suzanne M. Davis, 72 of Carson City passed away on December 21, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

James Green

JAMES GREEN, 85, of Dayton passed away December 28, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Happy New Year from WNC

Western Nevada College’s Fallon campus will be closed for New Year’s Day, but will be open for regular business hours starting Thursday, Jan. 2.

Churchill County Library January events

Jan. 2: Reading with Rover — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 3: STEAM including Virtual Reality — 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Here’s to a great new you in the New Year!

Watson here and I’m ready to launch into the New Year. Christmas was fantastic with all the goodies and excitement, but now it’s time to get with the program and get in shape. Unfortunately, we only have six months until it will be bathing suit weather, and I want to look buff. Actually, I swim in the buff but I want to be buffer if you get my drift.

Local Grange looking to recycle wreaths

Fallon’s High Desert Grange not only participated in the national Wreaths Across America on Dec. 14 but is also helping recycle the wreaths.

Cattlemen’s Update makes January stop in Fallon

As constant as the wintry weather that sweeps across Northern Nevada, the annual Cattlemen’s Update begins its travels to seven communities in early January to provide the area’s cattle producers with up-to-date information about important management practices and issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability and business sustainability.

Commissioners explore construction for new courtrooms

Churchill County commissioners voted to explore the feasibility of building a new facility to house courtrooms and offices to meet the needs of the community for the next 50 years.

LVN looks back at first 6 months of 2019

The Lahontan Valley News looks back at some of 2019’s major news events (except most athletic events). Today, we’ll revisit the highlights from the first six months of 2019.

Fallon, Oasis post wins before holiday break

Both the Fallon boys and girls, and Oasis boys basketball teams picked up wins before the holiday break.

Season finale: Fallon children have a bright Christmas

Santa’s helpers throughout Churchill County can now take a long-awaited, well-deserved break after providing clothes and toys for hundreds of boys and girls.

Carson City man pleads guilty in SWAT team incident

Christopher Conti, accused of firing multiple shots at the home of his 73-year-old grandmother on Dec. 4, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault with a deadly weapon.

Sheriff: Almost all upgrades from Las Vegas shooting implemented

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police have implemented almost all their self-identified upgrades stemming from a review of officers’ responses to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history more than two years ago, the elected head of the department said Monday.

Jim Valentine: New Year perspective

Here we are at that time of year when we collectively take a breath at midnight on Dec. 31 and find ourselves in a new year a second later on Jan. 1. It is such a celebrated occasion that it is capitalized, New Year. It is feted around the globe wherever you go with enthusiasm, optimism, joy, and the widespread sharing of midnight kisses and hugs to recognize the New Year and all the anticipated happiness that we hope it will bring to us and our loved ones.

Hurt Nevada inmate workman’s comp set at inmate pay rate

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that workman’s compensation rates for an injured inmate are set at inmate pay rates, not at the state’s minimum wage.

Monday, December 30

Shirley Ortega

Shirley Ortega, 78, of Gardnerville, passed away December 19, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Patricia Fike

Patricia Fike, 77 of Carson City passed away on December 28, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

NV Energy’s electric rate drops for Northern Nevada customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved an agreement between NV Energy, the regulatory operations staff of the PUCN, the Bureau of Consumer Protection and other interested parties that results in a $5 million decrease in revenue requirement for Sierra Pacific Power Co. (NV Energy).

Sheriff's office seeks help finding runaway juvenile

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile male. LaDarian Daniels, 15, was last seen in Carson City at about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 28. LaDarian also might be around the Rosewood Lakes Apartments in Reno or in Carson City.

Legislators vote to appeal Carson City judge’s ruling in state tax lawsuit

On a party line vote, the Legislative Commission voted Monday to appeal the ruling disqualifying legislative lawyers from representing Democrats in the lawsuit over the constitutionality of two tax bills.

Nevada Wolf Pack focus on Ohio QB at Potato Bowl

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl has turned into the Nathan Rourke Bowl.

Suspects sought in theft at Carson City Raley’s

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify suspects in a theft of a wallet and use of stolen credit cards.

Nevada gaming win dips 3 percent; Baccarat falls double digits

Despite several major events on the Las Vegas Strip, Baccarat win fell 22.7 percent in November, causing statewide win for the month to dip by 3.1 percent. Total win reported by major casinos finished in the money at $937.47 billion, a $29.6 million decrease from the previous November.

Mountain West rankings: Oregon transfer has ‘best feeling ever’ at Boise State

It has not taken Abu Kigab long to make an impact on the Boise State Broncos.

Nevada Realtors install Brad Spires as president-elect

Nevada Realtors recently installed longtime agent Brad Spires as its president-elect for 2020. Spires, of RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Gardnerville, will serve as the association’s president in 2021. Group officers were installed Dec. 13 during the association’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. In addition to Spires, association officers for 2020 include:

Sparks councilman named Veteran Supporter of the Month

CARSON CITY — Sparks City Councilman Paul Anderson has been recognized as Veteran Supporter of the Month for December 2019 in a ceremony conducted at the Old Assembly Chambers at the Nevada state capitol.

$2.5 million to be allocated by Carson City supervisors

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will decide how to spend $2.52 million in undesignated funds from fiscal year 2019, including on work to fully rehabilitate the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range.

Sunday, December 29

Everly Ann Burton

Everly Ann Burton December 11, 2019 ~ December 14, 2019

Senator Square: Capital City Arts Initiative announces Carson High students’ exhibit

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its Photo Finished 2020 exhibition at the Community Development Building, also known as the Brick, 108 E. Proctor St. in Carson City. Nine students from CHS’s Advanced Photography program have work in the exhibit, and CCAI will host a reception for the artists from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

Roger Diez: Resolutions for the 2020 racing season

Last week we said goodbye to Bill Simpson, a pioneer in racing safety. This week we bid farewell to Junior Johnson, a NASCAR legend. Junior was probably most responsible for NASCAR’s reputation as a place where moonshiners gravitated to utilize their driving skills legally. He learned fast driving transporting his father’s “product” and eluding law enforcement. His beginnings were celebrated in the movie, “The Last American Hero,” starring Jeff Bridges and featuring the song “I Got a Name” by Jim Croce.

Marilyn Foster: Historic Santa Fe beckons those who love art, culture, food

For the visual traveler, there’s no place in the United States quite like Santa Fe, New Mexico. The combination of Hispanic, Native American, and Anglo culture blends to make the city and surrounding area charming and colorful.

Reno dealer wins nine-year fight with Ford Motors

After a nine year legal battle, Jones West Ford in Reno has won its fight to prevent the automaker from arbitrarily expanding its service area into California.

There’s more to Lake Tahoe’s Cave Rock than meets the eye

On Lake Tahoe’s East Shore, a craggy rock formation juts out from the shoreline, looming some 300 feet above the blue waters. Cave Rock is arguably the most prominent geological feature on Big Blue — and it has an interesting history that matches its hulking presence.

Saturday, December 28

Senior menus for the week of Dec. 30, 2019

Note: Menus for week of Dec. 30 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Perkins first, Remer third as Senator wrestlers show poise at Sierra Nevada Classic

RENO – Two top three finishes at the Sierra Nevada Classic Saturday left Carson High head coach Nick Redwine feeling much more content than the Senators last tournament in Reno.

Carson City road report for December 30 to January 5, 2020

Road Report as of Dec. 26. The following information applies to the period of Dec. 30-Jan. 5: Lane restrictions are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Best in West

SEATTLE — Even before the transactions of the week, the hype was building. Heated rivals playing the final game of the NFL regular season with massive implications for the playoffs all centered around the winner claiming the NFC West title.

So you are saying there’s a chance: Raiders can still make playoffs

DENVER — Phillip Lindsay figures it would be fitting for the Denver Broncos to put an end to Oakland’s days as an NFL city. A victory over their arch-rival Sunday would do that.

Nevada Public Utilities Commission gets new leader

Hayley Williamson will take over as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on Wednesday. Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed her to move up from a member of the commission where she has served since April.

Superpower semifinal: Ohio State, Clemson meet in Fiesta

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney grew up an Alabama fan, when crowning a champion in college football was all about polls and bowls and the best teams often never got a chance to settle it on the field.

John Bullis: Medical expenses for assisted living and nursing home expenses

Medical expenses are an itemized deduction for individuals to the extent the total is more than 10% of adjusted gross income. Assisted living and nursing home expenses can be qualified deductions depending on the health status of the person living in the facility.

Nevada Guard grants uniform exception for Norse pagan believer

LAS VEGAS – When the Nevada Army Guard’s 3665th Ordnance Co. (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) mustered for the final time in the Silver State last summer before departing for Afghanistan, its ultimate domestic company formation looked identical to countless other previous Nevada Army Guard assemblies — except for the fact acting first sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Hopper, stood in front of his troops holding the company guidon wearing a full, reddish-brown beard.

Oklahoma definite outsider in this College Football Playoff

ATLANTA — No team in the College Football Playoff has claimed more national titles than Oklahoma.

Friday, December 27

Noel Edward Groff

Noel Edward Groff Ed and Sandy spent many years in Hawaii sailing and they moved to Carson City in 1993. He studied engraving and metal work extensively, enjoyed building and driving his hand-built replica Porsche Spyder and loved to fly his GlasAir airplane, which actually pre-deceased him last year.

Rose Ann Meyer

Rose Ann Meyer April 5, 1941 ~ December 25, 2019 Born on April 5, 1941 in Mabie, West Virginia, went to be with Jesus on December 25, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada.

Claire Marie (Biale) Bostic

Claire Marie (Biale) Bostic, age 88, of Eureka, Nevada passed away peacefully on Friday, December 20, 2019, in Carson City, Nevada.

Carson boys hoops tops Colfax behind Summers' big night

Carson High junior guard Joey Summers had a night to remember Friday evening as he dropped a career-high 37 points as the Senators cruised to a 71-47 win over Colfax (CA).

Sam Bauman, veteran Nevada journalist passes away

Sam Bauman, veteran Nevada Appeal writer, columnist, and an editor, died Dec. 11 in hospice care in Minneapolis, Minn., after a lengthy illness. He was born March 22, 1928. He is survived by his son Nick and Nick’s wife Laura Stamer, his former wife Edith H. Bauman of Chicago, nieces Dinah and Nan Rittenhouse of South Lake Tahoe, and many cousins around the country.

Free Carson City yoga series continues pain management

Anyone is welcome to join Partnership Carson City for its second free Wellness Yoga series Mondays at 5:15 p.m., for one hour at the Carson City Community Center.

Nevada distance learning, telemedicine projects get nearly $1 million in grants

The federal government has awarded nearly $1 million for three telehealth projects in Nevada. The grant is part of the Agriculture Department’s $42.5 million investment nationwide in distance learning and telemedicine.

Go Fund Me set up to save Carson City building home to Cafe at Adele’s

The Carson City Historical Society has launched a fundraising campaign to preserve the 155-year-old Adele’s building at 1112 N. Carson St. The board set up a Go Fund Me page with the effort to raise $100,000. Those funds would be made available to a future building owner in exchange for a commitment to the preservation of the historical portion of the building, the society said in a press release

Child sexual assault charges dismissed by Nevada Supreme Court after ‘gross negligence’ by police

The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of charges that Rigoberto Inzunza sexually assaulted a girl under the age of 14, citing “gross negligence” by the North Las Vegas police.

Nevada, California scientists study nitrogen pollution in dryland watersheds

RENO — Nitrogen pollution, largely from burning fossil fuels, industrial agriculture and wildfire can reduce drinking water quality and make air difficult to breathe.

Thursday, December 26

Hazel Margret Woodgate

Hazel Margret Woodgate November 5, 1927 ~ December 18, 2019 Hazel Margret Woodgate passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019.

Carson City students awarded Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships

Diana Bañuelos, Nathan Parsons and Viviana Castro were awarded the fourth annual Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships by the Carson City Symphony Association this month.

Suspect wanted in theft of ATM from Dayton credit union

Secret Witness is offering a cash reward in the amount of $750 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with the theft of an ATM from the Greater Nevada Credit Union in Dayton.

Sierra Lutheran High School names Thomas new head football coach

Sierra Lutheran High School has named longtime area football coach Shane Thomas as its new varsity head coach.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks help in October burglary

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for information in a burglary that occurred at a residence on Carmine Street in Carson City in October.

Information sought in grand larceny at Gold Dust West in Carson City

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for information in a grand larceny that occurred at the Gold Dust West Casino in Carson City.

Joe Santoro: Blue turf unkind to Nevada Wolf Pack

Playing the Ohio Bobcats at Boise State is not the same as playing Boise State at Boise State.

The story of Panettone, by Cynthia Ferris-Bennett (recipe)

Every Christmas we begin to see the arrival of those beautiful, colorful boxes from Italy containing the delectable, circular loaf of sweet bread that originated in Milan. The story of Panettone is based on a poor Milanese baker who invented the loaf as a dowry for his daughter after she fell in love with a nobleman ... pane di Tonio – Tonio’s Bread.

Hours expand at Fallon’s veteran office

The Fallon Veteran Service Officer office has expanded its hours and is now open five days a week in the Churchill County Offices at 485 W. B St., suite 103.

Burning Man organizers sue over millions in permit fees

RENO — Burning Man organizers sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to recover millions of dollars they say the government has overcharged them in fees over the past seven years at the counter-culture celebration in the Nevada desert.

Reno Army vet receives Silver Star medal 50 years after award

The forbidding jungle, hot and steamy on an early March day, shrouded the movement for the North Vietnamese Army as they infiltrated the border from Cambodia to South Vietnam’s Central Highlands. A platoon from the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division patrolled the Plei Trap Valley, nicknamed the “Valley of Tears” and described as a “tortuous place” with steep mountains, low-hanging misty valleys and dense jungles that prevented the sunlight from penetrating through the gnarly vegetation.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak names Patient Protection Commission members

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Dr. John Packham, an associate dean at the UNR Medical School, to chair the new Patient Protection Commission. In addition, he named 10 members to the commission charged with taking a comprehensive look at the state of health care in Nevada.

Wednesday, December 25

Carson City Elks host Christmas party for foster children

Carson City Elks #2177 put on a Children’s Christmas party for local foster children and their foster parents on Dec. 14 at the Governor’s mansion.

State engineer puts hold on approval of new developments in valley north of Reno

The state engineer has put a temporary hold on approval of new development in the Cold Springs Valley north of Reno, citing the strain on the existing groundwater supply in the basin.

Carson City School District hires Student Support Services director

Christine Lenox, Ed.D., has been appointed as director of Student Support Services for the Carson City School District. She will begin her role with the district after it is announced at the next school board meeting Jan. 14.

Amodei presents honors to Carson City eye doctors

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei stopped by Carson City’s Center for Advanced Eye Care on Monday to honor two of its ophthalmologists.

Carson City offering Christmas tree recycling

Carson City will offer Christmas tree recycling in cooperation with Capital Sanitation/Waste Management. As in previous years, Christmas trees can be placed curbside on your regular trash collection day or taken to a drop off location. Trees will be chipped in the springtime and used as mulch.

Effort to save Cafe at Adele’s building in Carson City gets started

The Carson City Historical Society is taking charge of an effort to save the 155-year-old building known as Cafe at Adele’s.

Tuesday, December 24

Joan I. Watson

Joan I. Watson, 86, died December 22, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Claire Marie Bostic

Claire Marie (Biale) Bostic, age 88, of Eureka, NV passed away on December 20, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home, (775)882-2644.

Sandra Javoian

Sandra Javoian, age 71, of Carson City, NV passed away on December 17, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, (775) 783-9312.

Carson High NJROTC raises $3,000 for Angel Tree Project

The Carson High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program raised more than $3,000 for the local Angel Tree gift program.

Youth leadership program accepting students

Oasis Toastmasters and the High Desert Grange are now accepting students for the 2020 Youth Leadership Program, a free eight-week course provided by Toastmasters International for youth ages 10 to 19 in our community.

WNC closed for Christmas, New Year’s Day

WNC’s Fallon campus will be closed for Christmas and New Year’s Day, but will be open for regular business hours prior to and after those holidays.

110-year-old violin passed to college student for Christmas in Carson City

The violin laid on a mantle, propped up on a fireplace twice, draped in pretty ribbon. The body remained in pristine condition. It sat for years in a case without ever being played. The latch on the box still worked, but no one had used it for quite some time.

Joe Santoro’s 2019 in Nevada Wolf Pack sports

A year ago at this time the Nevada Wolf Pack football and men’s basketball teams had unlimited expectations, promise and hope.

Women arrested on multiple charges including felony child abuse, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Nevada Health Link sees 77,000 sign up for insurance

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s state-run health insurance marketplace reports more than 77,000 people have signed up for coverage next year through the website.

Merry Christmas from Santa Paws

Yes, Santa Paws visited our house this year, and he was sleeping under the Christmas tree when we woke up. As we opened gifts, I had to admit the best gift under the tree was Watson, aka Santa Paws. There’s nothing like a pooch smooch under the mistletoe.

American Legion delivers, serves Christmas dinner

American Legion Post 16 and its volunteers will deliver Meals on Wheels dinners on Christmas day since the William N. Pennington Life Center (senior center) will be closed.

Wave basketball teams split road games in Truckee

The Fallon boys basketball team improved to 3-0 in league play after dismantling Truckee while a third-quarter lapse hurt the Lady Wave against the Wolverines on Tuesday.

The melodious sound of taps

This short melody refined 157 years ago resonates to those familiar with military life.

Ring in 2020 with fireworks, 5K

The Fallon New Year’s Eve celebration at the Churchill County Fairgrounds starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 31) and includes a synced patriotic radio simulcast (KKTU 99.5 FM) at 6:05 p.m.

The season of giving

Every year this time, the Henning family and Fallon Ford-Toyota bring added cheer to many nonprofit organizations that serve thousands of people throughout Northern Nevada.

7th-grader makes a difference

Fallon seventh-grader Liam Few will remember 2019 as a year of change at Churchill County Middle School.

VFW presents post, district awards

A Churchill County High School senior has won this year’s District 4 contest in the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy speech contest.

Monday, December 23

Thomas Merritt Unruh

Thomas Merritt Unruh Thomas Merritt Unruh, 72, of Carson City, NV passed peacefully from this life on Friday November 21st. A private ceremony will be held at a later date.

Kevin Michael Harasti

Kevin Michael Harasti Feb 6, 1957 - December 14, 2019

Christine Hoff King

Christine Hoff King May 17, 1922 - Dec 16, 2019 Christine King, long term Carson City resident passed away on December 16 at the age of 97.

Lorna Lucille Dorrell

Lorna Lucille Dorrell, 64 of Carson City passed away on December 22, 2019 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Elizabeth Lloyd

Elizabeth G. Lloyd, 77 of Carson City, passed away on December 18, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

edgar Eugene Stalcup

Edgar Eugene Stalcup, 88 of Carson City, passed away on December 20, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Carson City judge takes challenge of redistricting petition under submission

Carson District Judge Todd Russell on Monday took under submission the legal challenge of the petition to create a redistricting commission to draw legislative and other voting district maps. After a 45-minute hearing, he ordered lawyers for both sides to draft orders for him to consider in putting together a ruling and to file those proposed orders in 10 days.

Investigators sift debris at deadly Las Vegas fire

LAS VEGAS — Investigators were going room-by-room Monday at a downtown Las Vegas apartment building where six people were killed and 13 injured in a fire over the weekend to determine what started the blaze.

Mountain West rankings: ‘We got our butts kicked’

The San Diego State Aztecs have a new fan.

Gun possession conviction tossed by Nevada Supreme Court

The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned Raymond Padilla’s conviction on a charge of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Gas prices in Nevada drop ahead of Christmas travel

Nevada gas prices have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.23, according to a news release from GasBuddy. Gas prices in Nevada are 19.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 26.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Nevada officials troubled by resort emergency plans

LAS VEGAS — Nevada security officials had trouble tracking resort emergency response plans, months after the Legislature tightened requirements for 91 casinos statewide to update and maintain playbooks for incidents including active shooters and natural disasters, a newspaper reported.

Carson conducts first domestic battery jury trial under new rule

Carson City Justice court was the first in Nevada to conduct a jury trial in a domestic battery case under the new Supreme Court ruling saying defendants accused of that crime are entitled to a jury. The high court made that ruling in September, concluding that with the most recent legislative additions to potential penalties, domestic battery was now elevated to a “serious” offense instead of a “petty” offense that doesn’t warrant a jury trial.

Sunday, December 22

U.S. Attorney’s office collects more than $14 million in penalties in fiscal 2019

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada U.S. Attorney’s office collected more than $14 million in civil and criminal penalties during federal Fiscal 2019. Nick Trutanich, U.S. Attorney for Nevada, said $8.5 million of that came from criminal actions and $5.6 million from civil actions.

Observatory launching ‘Astronomy Roundtable’ on Dec. 28

Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College is ending 2019 with something new. Observatory director Thomas Herring will moderate the first “Astronomy Roundtable” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28.

Random real estate thoughts

Real estate is a three dimensional puzzle with many components most of which don’t warrant their own newspaper article. Every once in awhile its fun to discuss some of the small but significant pieces to the puzzle that make real estate click. There is priority of importance or impact and not all apply to every transaction, but if something resonates with you in your dealings you will be prepared.

Carson City Road Report for Dec. 23-29

The following information applies to the period of Dec. 23-29: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Backers offer amendments to Nevada redistricting measure

LAS VEGAS — Advocates for creating a non-partisan commission to redraw Nevada voting districts instead of the Legislature are offering to amend a proposed statewide ballot initiative to appease a North Las Vegas pastor who has sued to block it. Fair Maps Nevada PAC, backed by the League of Women Voters of Nevada, “is interested in amicably resolving this litigation,” attorneys for the organization told Kevin Benson, lawyer for Rev. Leonard Jackson, in a Dec. 17 letter.

Fitts, Ford lead Saint Mary’s to 68-63 win over Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO — Malik Fitts and Jordan Ford combined to score 31 of their 44 points in the second half and Saint Mary’s used a late 12-2 run to beat Nevada 68-63 on Saturday night at the Al Attles Classic.

Saturday, December 21

Kevin Harasti

Kevin Harasti, age 62, of Carson City, NV passed away December 14, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. (775) 882-2644

Students work with technology during Computer Science Education Week

Editor’s Note: Medeiros is the Carson City School District Director of Innovation and Technology.

Teri’s Notebook: The gift of giving and receiving

Christmas wasn’t always a joyful time for my cousin Christina Halli. “Shortly after I got married, I experienced several lost pregnancies,” she shared. “I couldn’t stand the idea of Christmas with family and all the beautiful children I couldn’t have. My husband and I stayed home and had a private solemn Christmas, just the two of us. It was pretty sad and lonely.”

School board appoints businessman to Family Life Committee

The Carson City School Board of Trustees appointed local businessman and commercial real estate developer Daniel Thornton to fill a vacant position on the Family Life Committee at its Dec. 10 meeting.

Weather Service: White Christmas unlikely this year

The National Weather Service says it will probably be cold next week but that it’s unlikely western Nevada will see a white Christmas.

Friday, December 20

Frances Orput

Frances Orput Nov 14, 1935 ~ Nov 28, 2019

Jeanne W. Foster

Jeanne W. Foster, 81, died December 16, 2019 in Yerington, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Food for Thought closes out coat drive with 26-coat donation

More than 130 Carson City children in transition will receive a brand new coat, a gift and a holiday brunch on Monday, thanks to the efforts of Food for Thought, a Carson City-based non-profit dedicated to feeding children, and the generosity of the Carson City Nugget Casino Hotel.

Birth announcements

To Celeste and Ralph Ruiz of Carson City, Emilio Manuel Ruiz, born Oct. 9, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 12 ounces. To Tiffany and Adam Hranac of Susanville, Calif., Quinn Oliver Hranac, born Nov. 23, 2019, weighing 9 pounds.

Past Pages

Saturday 150 years ago Travel by the V.&T. R.R. — We were yesterday asked if the V.&T. R.R. Co., did not intent to so arrange their time table and accommodations for the traveling public as to render int possible for our business people to leave here by rail in the morning, transact their business in Virginia, and return the same evening. In response the company said it is constructing another passenger car and when finished dit will be applied precisely for that purpose.

Falcon basketball wraps up first half

The Sierra Lutheran girls basketball team took care of business Thursday evening en route to its second win of the year, dispatching Sierra Sage 36-8.

Barracuda Championship moving to Truckee

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Reno-Tahoe area’s only PGA Tour stop is making a move to Truckee. The Barracuda Championship announced Dec. 18 it will change venues from Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno to Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood course.

Bill Simpson was a safety pioneer in racing

The racing community got some sad news last week. Bill Simpson, one of the prime movers in racing safety, passed away at 79. Simpson products are used throughout the racing world. I used Simpson safety harness in my racing days many years ago, but he also provided more than 200 safety products including driving suits, gloves, helmets, head restraints, drag chutes, and more to prevent driver injuries.

O’Connor bound over to district court for July 2018 murder

A Fallon man charged with the July 22, 2018, murder of a fellow parishioner was bound over to Tenth District Court after a preliminary hearing was held Dec. 20 for cause.

2019 Letters to Santa

Ms. Wagner’s third grade class at Fritsch Elementary Dear Santa! For Christmas I want a hoverboard and clothes.

Olsons celebrate 60th anniversary

Harold and Lucille Olson of Dayton celebrated their 60th anniversary on Dec. 19. The couple married on Dec. 19, 1959, in Grand Rapids, Minn. They met when Harold and his buddy Jim stopped at a drive-in restaurant where Lucy was working as a car hop. Harold’s red 1959 Chevy convertible caught Lucy’s eye

Why is my computer overheating?

An overheating computer is a serious issue and, in some cases, can cause irreparable damage to internal components, including your hard drive, and complete data loss. If you are able to recognize the signs of an overheating system, you could prevent the total loss of your computer. Causes of overheating:

As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, Calif. — Buzzing chainsaws are interrupted by the frequent crash of breaking branches as crews fell towering trees and clear tangled brush in the densely forested Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco.

Sierra Nevada Realtors names new president, board for 2020

Sierra Nevada Realtors recently announced its 2020 president and board of directors. The president for next year is Claudia Saavedra, who is a Realtor with Charles Kitchen Realty in Carson City. Saavedra has remained a top producer since starting her real estate career more than 15 years ago. She enjoys helping buyers find their perfect home and is actively involved with and deeply rooted in the community. She brings years of real estate experience and a wealth of knowledge to her position of president of the association.

Amodei says no on impeachment

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., issued a lengthy statement on Wednesday explaining why he voted against both articles of impeachment.

Reno felon sentenced to prison for possession of a pound of meth

Jimmy Evans Sr., 49, was sentenced to 12½ years in prison Tuesday for possession with intent to distribute nearly a pound of meth.

Carson High’s girls cross country team named academic state champions

The Carson High School Girls Cross Country Team was honored as the 2019 NIAA Academic State Champions at the close of the season, averaging the best GPA of all 4A schools in the state at a 3.96.

We will learn a lot about Wolf Pack basketball on Saturday, says Joe Santoro

Sports fodder ... Steve Alford is earning every penny of his 10-year, $11.6 million contract. OK, yes, it’s early. We are just a dozen games into what could be a 350-game Alford career at Nevada

NV Auto Body in Carson City has new owners

Contrary to popular belief, not all new residents relocating to Carson City come from that huge state just west of us. Some travel as far as 2,888 miles to create new beginnings in a community they only passed through on their way to a Yosemite.

Carson City Symphony Association, Carson Mall present Christmas Carol Playalong for Strings

String players of all ages and levels are invited to join the 12th annual Christmas Carol Playalong from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 inside Carson Mall, 1313 S. Carson St. This free event is hosted by Carson City Symphony Association and Carson Mall.

Carson City wins Levitt AMP Grant Award for free summer concert series

Carson City wins again. The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation named Carson City one of 20 cities to receive the Levitt AMP Grant Award of $25,000 fund its free summer concert series. The series is put on by the Brewery Arts Center at The Change Companies stage.

Carson City board discusses future of 3rd Street parking lot

The Board of Supervisors spent much of its meeting Thursday discussing the fate of the 3rd Street parking lot and the Carson Farmers Market. The board took up a recommendation from the Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee to spend $240,000 to reconfigure the lot and remove some trees on top of $190,000 already approved to repave it. The board also considered whether to fund $50,000 in electrical upgrades and $160,000 for shade structures proposed by Carson City staff, items RACC declined to recommend for funding. The money for the entire project is coming from the Redevelopment fund.

Law enforcement grants awarded for vests, cameras and training

Eleven mostly rural Nevada communities will get a total of $72,131 from the federal government to help buy police bullet proof vests, body cameras and provide training. “These resources will provide officers the training, equipment and strategies needed to enable them to do their jobs effectively and keep them safe from harm,” said Catherine Sullivan of the federal Office of Justice Programs.

Thursday, December 19

Alen Fausey

Allen Fausey February 29, 1964 - October 29, 2019

Brenda Marlene Ransford Romero

Brenda Marlene Ransford Romero July 3, 1940 - November 28, 2019 Brenda Marlene Ransford Romero, long time Fallon resident, passed away at Renown Medical Center on November 28, 2019.

Rick Trice

Rick Trice 69, passed away on Dec 16, 2019 in Spanaway, Washington. Arrangements are in the care of WA School of Medicine.

Sierra Lutheran boys fall at hands of undefeated Redding Christian

Though Sierra Lutheran boys basketball fell to Redding Christian Thursday night, 51-42, the Falcons had plenty to take away from a nine-point loss to a Lions squad still undefeated (11-0) this season.

Stout defense leads Falcons to win over Sierra Sage

Sierra Lutheran girls basketball took care of business Thursday evening en route to its second win of the year, dispatching Sierra Sage 36-8.

Woman arrested for felony possession of false information, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Body found identified as 74-year-old man

At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, a hiker found the body of an elderly male in a ravine between the Carson Regional Medical Center and Lakeview Estates south of Lakeview Hill and Interstate 580.

Second phase of the Carson River Trail moves ahead

An idea proposed two decades ago will come to fruition next year with construction of the second phase of the Carson River Trail.

McCormick signs letter of intent to play at Idaho

Tommy McCormick is the latest Greenwave football player to take his game to the next level.

Carson City Off-road’s economic impact valued at $823,000 Carson City Tourism Authority told

The Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race in June brought $701,000 into the city, according to the event organizer. Todd Sadow, president, Epic Rides, told the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority on Monday that figure includes $185,000 spent on lodging, $208,000 spent in restaurants and bars, and $130,000 spent on merchandise.

Former Carson City business man arrested in Arizona

The U.S. Marshal’s Service fugitive Task Force has arrested the owner of the now-closed Tahoe Brewery Company in connection with a felony theft case.

Carson City resident donates $619,000 to the NRA, railroad museum and Humane Society

More than $619,000 was donated Wednesday to the Railroad Museum, Humane Society and NRA. Scott McDaniel, who presented the check, said the gift is from an anonymous trust, made in memory of longtime Carson City resident Frances M. Parker. Parker was the a former owner of the Crossroads Lounge.

Pack moves to 8-4 with easy win over Texas Southern

RENO — The Wolf Pack, playing its first game in over a week, got a good workout and an easy 91-73 victory over the Texas Southern Tigers Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Holiday with a Hero makes sure Carson City students have a brighter Christmas

Walmart closed down its tire department for the entire morning Wednesday and opened up its gardening section to allow for table setup where gifts were wrapped, volunteers were briefed and the store as a whole welcomed about 240 children from all of Carson City to come in and shop for a few hours.

Wednesday, December 18

William "Bill" Arthur Port

William "BIll" Arthur Port April 12, 1937 - October 18, 2019

Jim McCowan

Jim McCowan August 4, 1948 - December 12, 2019

Jesse Norton Pickett

Jesse Norton Pickett May 23, 1930 – Nov 2, 2019

Mary Jo Pflimlin

Mary Jo Pflimlin May 28, 1935 ~ December 13, 2019

Carson man wins Nevada Arts Council grant

The Nevada Arts Council announced the awarding of $22,639.60 in statewide grants to support individual artists in the production and presentation of artistic projects that will occur between Jan. 1 and June 30.

Nevada accuses U.S. government of ‘secret plutonium smuggling’

RENO — Nevada wants a federal judge to declare illegal what it calls the U.S. government’s “secret plutonium smuggling operation” and order the removal of weapons-grade material already shipped to a security site north of Las Vegas over the state’s objections.

Area roundup: Carson girls basketball wins weekend tournament; Sierra Lutheran battles through busy weekend

The Senators are winners of five straight contests after picking up three wins in the Coach Wilson Memorial Championship at the end of last week.

Volunteers place 936 wreaths at Churchill County Cemetery

In only four years, the Wreaths Across America remembrance at the Churchill County Cemetery has gone from a few dozen wreaths to almost a thousand.

American Legion prepares for Christmas Day

American Legion Post 16 and its volunteers will deliver Meals on Wheels dinners on Christmas day since the William N. Pennington Life Center (senior center) will be closed. Sailors, current and retired military personnel and community members wishing to deliver meals or prepare meals for delivery should arrive at the hall, 90 N. Ada St., between 8:30-9 a.m.

Trustees review superintendent’s job performance

Churchill County School District trustees expressed satisfaction with Superintendent Dr. Summer Stephens after discussing her evaluation at Wednesday’s December meeting.

McCormick finishes 5th at RTOC

RENO — Tommy McCormick made it into the second day of the Reno Tournament of Champions for the first time in his career, finishing fifth at one of the toughest high school tournaments in the nation.

Fallon opens league play with blowout wins

FERNLEY – After playing a trio of out-of-state teams in an invitation-only tournament, the Greenwave boys basketball team picked up a pair of league wins in convincing fashion.

Vaqueros end Fallon’s 66-game league win streak

FERNLEY – Fallon entered Saturday’s game in Fernley having won 66 consecutive Northern 3A league games.

Churchill Republican Women receive charter for new club

The National Federation of Republican Women (NFWR) has approved a charter for the newest club, the Churchill Republican Women.

Oasis Academy girls win Mammoth Winter Classic, boys take 2nd

The Oasis Academy girls basketball team rebounded from a pair of season-opening losses to win the Mammoth Winter Classic on Friday.

Dogor, my ancestor frozen in time

Watson here and I’m happy to report that scientists have discovered an 18,000-year-old frozen pup in Siberia. He was two months old at the time of his death and so well preserved that scientists can use his DNA. They named him Dogor, which means friend, and he may be the missing link between dogs and wolves. That means I have a new greater, great-grandpa.

Court of Antiquity near Sparks is an unexpected delight

Travelers on Interstate 80 heading east of Sparks have no idea what’s located about two miles from the Vista Boulevard exit.

Holiday Events

According to the city of Fallon’s master calendar, the following holiday events will be held during the month. Wednesday

Remembering those who served

FERNLEY — Hundreds of people filed toward the cemetery’s pavilion and plaza on a cold morning, prepared to help place thousands of wreaths on veterans’ graves. More than 2,400 volunteers and family members attended the annual Wreaths Across America remembrance on Saturday at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery to honor men and woman who served in the armed forces during peacetime and war.

Carson City conducting burn operations in Timberline area

The Carson City Fire Department will be conducting wildland fuels reduction prescribed burn operations in the Timberline area throughout the week, weather permitting.

NDOT launching new flashing yield signs at certain Carson freeway onramps

The Nevada Department of Transportation is advising motorists of new flashing yield signs being tested and activated on certain Interstate 580 Carson City Freeway onramps beginning Wednesday.

Past Pages

Wednesday 150 years ago The Lake Tahoe Disaster. — The formerly named persons left Glenbrook for Woodcock’s camp, and were overtaken by a squall and the boat capsized. The boat was found, but none of the bodies have yet to be discovered. Nine persons have been drowned in the lake since last Spring, and none of the bodies were found. It would seem then never rose to the surface.

Rebels get serious about a winning football team, Joe Santoro says

The UNLV Rebels have finally gotten serious about the sport of football.

Making Christmas brighter

The annual Toys for Tots drive collected 17 full bins of donated toys Tuesday at the state Capitol. The event in its 14th year is organized by the Capitol Police to help the U.S. Marine Corps, which sponsors the nationwide Christmas toy drive. A half dozen Marines form the Carson City recruiting station were on hand for the presentation as well as members of the Capitol and Legislative Police.

Tuesday, December 17

Betty Lou Sammis

Betty Lou Sammis March 12, 1928 ~ November 28, 2019

Jimmy Dean McCowan

Jimmy Dean McCowan, 71 of Carson City, passed away on December 12, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800.

Noel Edward Groff

Noel Edward Groff, 87 of Carson City, passed away on December 13, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Gregory Al Lambert

Gregory Al Lambert, 66, of Carson City, NV passed away on December 16, 2019.

Delmar schwichtenberg

DELMAR SCHWICHTENBERG, 97, of Carson City passed away December 12, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Sterling Pepper

STERLING PEPPER, 48, of Carson City passed away December 14, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Carson City Planning Commission approves Andersen Ranch Estates tentative map

Plans for a residential development on Andersen Ranch moved forward Tuesday after the Planning Commission voted to recommend the project’s tentative map to the Board of Supervisors. The vote was 4-2, with members Alex Dawers and Hope Tingle voting no and Paul Esswein absent. The supervisors are expected to vote on it at their Jan. 16, 2020 meeting.

About 100 residents turn out to call for impeachment in Carson City

Despite temperatures dipping into the high 20s, nearly 100 people lined Carson Street in front of the Nevada Legislature on Tuesday evening calling for Congress to impeach and remove President Trump from office.

Adele’s house could be moved to another location after Planning Commission approves special use permit for service station

The gas station expanding into the Cafe at Adele’s property agreed to make the 155 year-old restaurant building available at no cost to anyone interested in moving it to another location.

Dead body found in northwest Carson City

Carson City Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a dead body found in Carson City on Tuesday.

Nevada launches drive to test all inmates, treat hepatitis C

With costs falling for hepatitis C treatment, Nevada state prisons are launching a program to test all inmates for the blood-borne virus. The state Department of Corrections has budgeted about $6.8 million and plans to hire contract staff to screen all inmates in coming months, including those just entering the system, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported

Man arrested after trying to evade deputies says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Sierra Lutheran’s Allin selected Rotary Teacher of the Month

Sierra Lutheran High School English teacher Katie Allin was selected as the Carson City Rotary Club’s Teacher of the Month for December. Allin, who teaches English, has taught for eight years, including three years in Houston, TX. before coming to at Sierra Lutheran in 2014.

Jim Valentine: Real estate during the holidays

It is about that time when folks get absorbed with the Christmas and New Year spirit. Shopping, decorating, wrapping, shopping, baking, shopping, visiting, and shopping consume a lot of time and energy. With all the effort being generated for long-lasting family memories buyers and sellers can easily be overwhelmed and not have time to think of moving. Keep in mind, however, that for some it is the right time to buy or sell a home.

Monday, December 16

Frances J. Guerassio

Frances J. Guerassio, 73, died December 14, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Nevada AG joins coalition seeking permanent rule that fentanyl has no medical use

Attorney General Aaron Ford has joined a bipartisan coalition of 56 attorneys general calling on Congress to permanently classify fentanyl as having no accepted medical use but a high potential for abuse.

Rural Nevada groups get $300,000 to promote tourism

Last week, the Nevada Commission on Tourism approved $301,575 in grants to promote tourism to the state’s rural areas. According to a Dec. 11 press release from the Nevada Division of Tourism (aka Travel Nevada), funding from the state’s Rural Marketing Grants program goes to marketing projects that will result in overnight stays — and local tax revenue — for those communities.

Man arrested on suspicion of lewdness says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Remer takes 8th at Reno Tournament of Champions

RENO – With a number of early exits and a tough finish for 195-pounder David Remer, the Reno Tournament of Champions didn’t go the way Carson High head coach Nick Redwine had envisioned.

Gonzalez appointed to new Nevada sentencing policy department

Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed Victoria Gonzalez to head the new Department of Sentencing Policy.

Mountain West basketball rankings: BYU gets by Utah State

Craig Smith is not going to allow one loss to ruin his opinion of his Utah State Aggies men’s basketball team.

Posada event at Mark Twain Elementary to increase family involvement

Administrators and educators at Carson City’s Mark Twain Elementary School will host Posada 2019, Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event, open to all students and families, is part of the English Second Language (ESL) Department’s iCan Initiative designed to increase parent and family involvement for students and to help reinforce and extend learning taught during regular classroom instruction. It will include piñatas, face painting, traditional Hispanic holiday food and music, family activities, photos and more.

Carson City motel could become transitional housing

The Whistle Stop Inn, one of Carson City’s extended stay motels targeted for clean up, may have a new owner soon. Friends in Service Helping (FISH) is expected to submit an application for a special use permit this month to turn the property into transitional housing for people participating in a new career program.

John Bullis: Will the Form 1099-MIDS be correct?

There are lots of folks that receive a form 1099-MISC that shows the total income they received in the year. Sometimes that form is not correct. Maybe the person issuing the form just made a mistake in listing and totaling all the payments to you for that year. So, it is good to keep your own record of those payments to you, as the year goes by. Then you can compare your total to the amount on the form. If the totals don’t agree, contact the issuer of the form and find out if your records are incomplete or if they made a mistake. Corrected forms 1099-MISC are easy to do, especially if the correction is done early in the year.

Carson City supervisors eye $7.5 million grant for South Carson Street project

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will vote to approve the agreement for a $7.57 million grant to fund work on South Carson Street, Carson City’s next major road project.

Wild Goose Bridge to be re-installed

Churchill County receive an early Christmas present based on a solid comprehensive annual financial report for both the county and CC Communications at the month’s first commission meeting.

Sunday, December 15

Letters to the Editor for December 14, 2019

Letters to the Nevada Appeal

Senator Square: Carson High students, teachers care for themselves, others

Where does the time go? Everyone has heard this a thousand times, but people still need to be reminded of the question anyway because everyone, regardless of what they believe, needs to stop and take a moment to enjoy the moment.

Youth Theatre Carson City presents ‘An Evening with The Stars’

Youth Theatre Carson City will hold its holiday fundraiser, “An Evening With the Stars,” on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.

Tim Wilson named Nevada state engineer

Tim Wilson has been appointed Nevada state engineer and head of the state’s Water Resources Division.

Update: Operations are back to normalOriginal: Dispatch centers in Douglas, Lyon suffer outages

1:40 p.m. update: Carson Sheriff Ken Furlong said operations are back to normal in Douglas and Lyon. ••• 11 a.m.: Carson City is handling calls to dispatch centers from both Douglas and Lyon county sheriff’s offices today (Sunday) after dispatch operations in both those counties went down late last night, cutting off calls for help from the public.

Carson City’s SlotWorld gives $15,000 to Holiday with a Hero

The holidays may be a bit brighter for some Carson City families thanks to a substantial donation from a local business. SlotWorld donated $15,000 to Holiday with a Hero, which pairs children in need with law enforcement officials and first responders for a $100 shopping spree at WalMart.

After 60 years, Walton’s Funerals and Cremations has new owners

RENO — After six decades serving families across Northern Nevada and California, Walton’s Funerals and Cremations has new owners. Tammy Dermody completed the sale of the Reno-based business to Walton’s staffers Rick Noel and Kim Kandaras on Nov. 27, according to a Dec. 6 press release.

Roger Diez: Christmas shopping for your favorite gearhead

With just 10 shopping days until Christmas, have you found the perfect gift for the gearhead in your life yet? If not, I’m here to help. This year there are so many choices that I’m only going to be able to cover a few. Of course, you can go to or the website of any driver or team and find hats, shirts, coffee cups, beer mugs, keychains, jackets, diecast cars, and many more items emblazoned with your racing fan’s favorite driver’s name and likeness.

Andersen Ranch map before Carson City Planning Commission

The Carson City Planning Commission on Tuesday will consider a tentative map for Andersen Ranch Estates. The project includes 203 single-family lots ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 square feet on the part of the ranch located between Ormsby Boulevard and Mountain Street.

Saturday, December 14

Senior menus for the week of Dec. 16, 2019

Note: Menus for week of Dec. 16 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Jack J. McFarland

Jack J. McFarland, 88 of Carson City, passed away on December 8, 2019, arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Doris J. Bewley

Doris J. Bewley, 92 of Carson City, passed away on December 8, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Carson City road report for December 16 to December 22, 2019

Road Report as of Dec. 12. The following information applies to the period of Dec. 16-22: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Raiders bid farewell to Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — Just a few weeks ago it looked as if the final regular-season game in Oakland could be an important one in the playoff chase for the Raiders and Jacksonville.

Former Nevada solicitor general approved to 9th Circuit

Lawrence VanDyke, former Nevada solicitor general under Attorney General Adam Laxalt, has won confirmation from the Senate to fill a Nevada seat on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Shanahan faces former team when 49ers host Falcons

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — When Kyle Shanahan looks back on the two years he spent as offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons, it’s the positives he remembers much more than the disappointing ending.

Man in custody in Carson Colony shooting

A resident of the Carson Colony who lists an address on the same street as a Dec. 13 shooting and has the victim’s last name is in Washoe County custody.

Something new is brewing at Casino Fandango

The “best casino in Carson City” now has the best craft beer selection in Carson City. Craft 55 is Casino Fandango’s newest craft beer bar, and the perfect place for good times and great beer.

Carson City schools consider ‘voluntary separation’ plan to cut costs

Carson City School District officials are considering a voluntary separation incentive plan to assist with budget reductions in the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Carson City woman celebrating 100 years

Born on Dec. 15, 1919 in Adrian, Mich., and now living in Carson City, Helen Foster is an extraordinary centenarian. She spent her life quietly breaking barriers and making her way, as well as a name for herself, in the field of geology. Foster’s passion for geology and the places she worked and studied shaped her extraordinary life.

Friday, December 13

Dwight E. Dyer

Dwight E. Dyer 1931 - 2019

Vegas Golden Knights staffers host youth clinics in Carson City

The Vegas Golden Knights took a trip up to Bordewich-Bray Elementary School and Carson Middle School on Friday to spark interest in the game of hockey at the youth level.

Overdose tracking, anti-vaping plan funded by Nevada lawmakers

Lawmakers on Friday approved funding for programs designed to track opioid and other drug overdoses and to launch a campaign to warn teens and others of the dangers of vaping. Attorney General Aaron Ford said the vaping crisis is so new it wasn’t even on the state’s radar a couple of years ago. Now, he said, there is a rising number of lung illnesses and nearly 50 deaths nationwide.

Opening day for Carson City disc golf course Saturday

It may not be an ideal time to open, but Carson City’s first disc golf course is ready to play.

Recipe: Keep warm this winter with holiday spirits, by Angela Bullentini Wolf

At Gather, we opened this holiday season with a celebration of “Repeal Day” during our End of Prohibition Party, 86 Years Later, on Dec. 5. In doing research for this party, I was surprised to learn that during the “Roaring 20s,” alcohol was actually illegal.

Lecture tells of Carson City Mint’s architect and architecture

The U.S. Mint Building in Carson City is one of the city’s most recognizable, enduring and beloved structures. Those adjectives likely would not apply to Alfred B. Mullett, the man who designed the building, now home to the Nevada State Museum, 150 years ago — especially “beloved.”

Thursday, December 12

Charles Jay Anderson III

Charles Jay Anderson III Dec. 15, 1951 ~ Nov. 11, 2019

Hilda Usselman

Hilda Usselman, 91 of Carson City, passed away on December 5, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

USDA Rural Development offering solid waste management grants

USDA Rural Development is now accepting applications for solid waste management grants to protect groundwater by planning for and managing solid waste.

Amateur radio club elects new board

At its December meeting, Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association elected new members for its board of directors.

Carson High released from lockout, man identified as threat

Carson City School District officials and the Carson City Sheriff’s Department lifted a lockout placed on Carson High School Thursday after an adult male was identified as a threat to himself and others, district spokesman Dan Davis confirmed.

Public Employee Retirement System of Nevada portfolio up $3 billion

Buoyed by strong performance in the U.S. stock market, the Public Employee Retirement System of Nevada increased its total portfolio by nearly $3 billion in fiscal 2019.

Carson City panel OKs process to share development costs

The Regional Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved a template for transportation development agreements for new private development projects citywide.

36th annual Holiday Treat concert Sunday in Carson City

It’s a Holiday Treat for all — a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many styles. The Carson City Symphony and Carson Chamber Singers, joined by the Victorian Dancers, present the 36th annual Holiday Treat concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Carson City school board OKs budget with $2 million deficit

Carson City School District officials are seeking opportunities to maximize funding streams for operations and construction as the amended general fund budget, showing a $2 million deficit, for 2019-20 was approved by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack should give thanks for brawl ‘punishment’

Austin Arnold needs to send the Mountain West a Christmas gift. A carefully-worded holiday card, a box of chocolates or even just a thank you note will also suffice.

Carson City 2019 high school students post grad rate of 86.79 percent

Carson City School District’s class of 2019 high school students had a graduation rate of 86.79 percent, according to a school district news release. It was the fourth consecutive annual increase in the rate, up 6.48 percentage points since 2016.

Carson High band winter concert tonight at community center

The Carson High School Band Department, led by William J. Zabelsky, will present its winter concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Carson City Community Center.

Nevada graduates earn accreditation, certificate in public relations

RENO– The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America announces Ashley Brune, APR, as its newest member to be Accredited in Public Relations. Accreditation in Public Relations is the hallmark of achievement in the public relations field. The accreditation asserts professional competence, communicates professional expertise, personal and professional dedication and values, and reflects progressive public relations industry practices and high standards. Those who hold the accreditation are set apart from their peers and positioned as leaders and mentors in the competitive public relations field.

Carson City sailor selected as Junior Instructor of the Year

GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Three Recruit Training Command (RTC) petty officers were selected as Naval Station Training Command (NSTC) 2019 Instructors of the Year on Nov. 6.

Carson City named school board of the year at state convention

The Carson City School District was a point of highlight at the Nevada Association of School Boards’ annual conference in Reno the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. The school district and trustees hauled in four out of 19 of the awards among the 17 districts statewide. Additionally, two Carson City School Board trustees were recognized for their service and achievements in their roles as NASB elected officers.

Wednesday, December 11

Ronald Edward Morden

Ronald Edward Morden August 2, 1928 - December 9, 2019

Phillip Floyd Burger

Phillip Floyd Burger November 1, 1939 - November 27, 2019

Senators announce affordable housing grant for Winnemucca tribe

Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nv., have announced an $825,093 grant to the Winnemucca Indian Colony through the Indian Housing Block Grant program.

Carson City’s Parks, Recreation & Open Space hosting open house on Dec. 16

Carson City’s Parks, Recreation & Open Space will be hosting an open house on the Carson River Trails project. The open house is Dec. 16, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Bonanza Room, Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Fallon seeks 2nd state title

What does Fallon do for an encore? After winning its first state boys basketball title since 1971, the Greenwave will be retooling during the preseason before defending its title during both the regular season and playoff runs.

Oasis prep basketball teams begin season

Oasis Academy’s prep basketball teams lost their season openers against Pyramid Lake last week. The boys team, though, played in a tournament in Reno and won one of three games. The Oasis boys had four close games to begin the 2019-20 season.

Fernley, Fallon cemeteries to honor vets

The Nevada Veterans Coalition’s drive to receive donations to place a wreath at every veteran’s gravesite at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery has been called successful, said NVC spokesman Tom Draughon.

State superintendent visits local school district

Jhone Ebert, Nevada’s superintendent of public instruction who was appointed earlier this year, has made it a goal to visit each of the state’s 17 school districts and the state Public Charter School Authority.

Churchill County Aquatic Center’s community programs

Wave Classes Wave classes are offered at Churchill County Aquatic Center to help you maintain a strong body and reach your fitness goals using the benefits of water.

Changes to SNAP benefits announced

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced two proposed changes, and one final rule change, to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which serves more than 400,000 Nevadans.

Young Wave hits the mat this season

Fallon’s putting the “green” in Greenwave this season. With only two returning upperclassmen to help lead 12 underclassmen and first-year wrestlers, fifth-year coach Trevor de Braga is excited about this season

Holiday Events

According to the city of Fallon’s master calendar, the following holiday events will be held during the month. Wednesday

Lady Wave enters unknown stage of competition

Everywhere he goes, Greenwave sports fans ask Kevin Wickware if this is a rebuilding year. The first-year coach of the Lady Wave basketball team, who took over after Anne Smith stepped down in May, doesn’t view it as such.

Purrhaps you’re wondering why cats purr?

Purring is believed to be a form of communication although experts don’t know exactly what cats are saying when they purr. Purring is associated with positive social situations like nursing, grooming, relaxing and being friendly. With the exceptions of lions, leopards, jaguars and tigers, most cats purr.

Oats Park Art Center Gallery opens this weekend

The newest exhibits open Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at Fallon’s Oats Park Art Center.

Nevada shoppers spent estimated $639 million during last week

The Retail Association of Nevada estimates that Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers spent just under $639 million over the five-day period.

Take the Yellow Bus Tour

The annual Yellow Bus Tour recently took community representatives to various schools in Churchill County to see learning programs and technology within the school district.

Carson City lawyer suspended 5 years by Supreme Court

The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered lobbyist and Carson City lawyer Andrew List suspended from practicing law for five years and one day. The order cited several violations including conflicts of interest and, “engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”

Western Nevada College launches Nevada Green Business Program internships

Western Nevada College has hired Erica Gallegos to manage the GreenBizTracker database and to supervise WNC interns who will be hired for the Nevada Green Business Program. WNC and Nevada-based non-profit greenUP! are working to launch a statewide green business program and to create a database for collecting outcomes that measure environmental performance for the state.

Lyon County School officials: There is no active shooter

Lyon County Schools public information officer Erika Cowger told the Nevada Appeal at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday that there is no active shooter at Dayton High School. Social media reports are false. 12:36 p.m. statement from Lyon County School District:

Carson City Elks hand out dictionaries

On Dec. 5, Carson City Elks Lodge #2177 Exalted Ruler Bruce Jurgensen, along with PER Kent Mayer, presented dictionaries to 76 third graders at Empire Elementary School. This is the third consecutive year that the Lodge has presented dictionaries to local third graders.

Hit and run suspect sought by Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a hit and run incident.

Group seeks to block enactment of Nevada’s red flag gun law

LAS VEGAS — A conservative advocacy group wants quick action from a Nevada judge to block a statewide red flag gun law allowing firearms to be taken from people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others.

‘Pajama Train’ for kids with health concerns this weekend in Carson City

The holiday season generally doesn’t lack in opportunities for children to have fun, with numerous special events and activities open to all.

Adele’s site may become part of Carson City gas station

The Planning Commission will consider a special use permit to expand the gas station at the northwest corner of Carson and William streets to the property now occupied by Café at Adele’s shuttered restaurant.

Tuesday, December 10

Beverly Charlene (Huff) Cordes

Beverly Charlene (Huff) Cordes November 28, 1932 ~ November 28, 2019

Patricia Gignilliat

Patricia Gignilliat July 16, 1931 ~ November 20, 2019

Jean Hamilton

Jean Marie Hamilton September 11, 1937 – December 3, 2019 Jean Hamilton passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Tuesday Dec. 3rd.

Jeannie Bell

Jeannie Bell December 10, 1930 ~ May 9, 2019

Thomas Evart

THOMAS EVART, 76, of Carson City passed away December 3, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Thomas Robert Fredo

Thomas Robert Fredo, 79 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on December 5, 2019. Arrangements are in the loving care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Douglas Harrison

Douglas Edward Harrison Mar 15, 1955 ~ Dec 2, 2019

Reed's speed overmatches Carson boys in home opener

Carson High boys basketball open its home slate of the regular season with a Reed squad coming off a regional semifinal appearance last season.

Quick start powers Carson High girls basketball to first win

A 15-0 first quarter shot the Carson High girls basketball team out of the gate and the Senators held onto the lead the rest of the night en route to a 37-19 win over Reed.

Women’s suffrage marker unveiled in Carson City

Carson City is now home to one of five historic markers in Nevada recognizing women’s suffrage and marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment.

4 Nevada Wolf Pack players suspended for UNLV brawl

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Mountain West Conference has suspended four Nevada football players for their roles in a postgame altercation against UNLV on Nov. 30.

Joe Santoro: Ranking the Nevada Wolf Pack’s bowl games

Jay Norvell is excited to ring in the new year in Boise.

Carson High’s Kordonowy commits to Nevada Wolf Pack

Carson High softball had its second senior sign to play Division I on Tuesday afternoon as Bella Kordonowy inked her letter of intent to continue playing at the University of Nevada.

Renovation of old Jack’s Bar in Carson City making progress

Carson City’s Bank Saloon is on track to reopen by Nevada Day next year despite some surprises found during renovation of the historic bar. “We all knew the building leaned a little, but we didn’t know it leaned as much as it did,” said Aaron West, CEO, Nevada Builders Alliance, during a reception to update the progress of the bar’s rehabilitation.

Holiday pottery art demonstration and show Saturday at Carson City Chamber

On Saturday, Linda Ritter, artist and owner of Pinyon Pottery, will demonstrate the art of pottery making between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. bringing in her pottery wheel to the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, 1900 S. Carson Street. Many of her art pieces will be on display and for sale, just in time for the holidays.

Windows 10 features to know about

Although it was released over four years ago, many people are still reluctant to make the switch to Windows 10, but change doesn’t have to be scary. The many updated and new features of Windows 10 allow you to simplify and customize your user experience. Start Menu

Unemployment insurance tax cut for Nevada businesses approved

Employment Security Division administrator Kimberly Gaa on Thursday formally approved the Unemployment Insurance tax rate for 2020. The rate effective Jan. 1 is 1.65 percent of wages paid to employees. That is two-tenths of a percent lower than the current rate, giving a significant break to businesses that pay the tax.

Monday, December 9

Marlene D. Caffrey

Marlene D. Caffrey Jan. 1, 1960-Jan. 31, 2019

William "Bill" C. Korb

William "Bill" C. Korb, 71 of Carson City, passed away on December 6, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Justin Harris

Justin L. Harris, 43, died November 30, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Jim Valentine: Did we make the right decision?

Buying and selling real estate involves the making of many decisions during the process. From deciding on the price to ask for your home or the price to offer for a home you like to what to think of the inspection reports, there are many things that pop up that can make or break the transaction. It is normal to wonder after the fact if you made the right decision on some of the items. While we can’t remove the natural doubt, we can help you understand why you made the decision.

Carson City schools get $16,000 grant for recycling

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has awarded six grants totaling $40,000 to help fund recycling projects across the state, two of them in Carson City.

In Carson City, Bernie Sanders calls on all to join him in restoring democracy

In his second trip to Carson City this campaign season, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told a crowd of 400 people he’s running not only against Donald Trump but to transform this country. “I want us to address the incredible major issues facing the working families of this country,” he said.

‘Burglary’ just the start for this duo, 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.

Mountain West rankings: San Diego State opens 10-0

It was difficult to separate the San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team from the football team this past weekend.

Nevada ranks last for mental health services for youths

LAS VEGAS — Children and teenagers who need mental health care have less access to services in Nevada than in other states, advocates say.

Marilyn Foster: Mackinac Island is the jewel of Lake Huron

Sometimes we overlook the many wonderful and historic destinations we have in our great country. While the call to visit London, Paris, Rome or some other famous world-class city beckons, we forget that many travelers from all over the world come to visit our USA and marvel at our many wonderful destinations.

Kelly Bullis: Is gold a good investment?

Few things cause more emotion than the yellow stuff called gold. It was responsible for causing the West to be settled by Americans rather than Mexicans. It was the cause of many ruined lives as folks gave up everything to come to California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Alaska, and Arizona to try their luck, only to lose and either go home broke or die without ever making it home.

Carson City school board OKs new classrooms at middle school

The Carson City school board last week approved a capital projects plan that includes the construction of classrooms for Eagle Valley Middle School to ease overcrowding at Carson Middle School. The Eagle Valley construction will be financed by $8.2 million in bond sales completed by the school district as of Thursday, Chief Financial Officer Andrew Feuling confirmed.

Ohio, Nevada meet for 1st time in Potato Bowl

Ohio (6-6, Mid-American) vs. Nevada (7-5, Mountain West), Jan. 3, 12:30 p.m. LOCATION: Boise, Idaho

Harris scores 31 to lead Nevada over Air Force 100-85

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jalen Harris scored a career-high 31 points and Nevada scored its most points of the season Saturday in a 100-85 win over Air Force in its Mountain West Conference opener.

Sunday, December 8

Senator Square: Carson City Schools Orchestra students to hold Holiday Concert

The Orchestra Program of Carson City School District is holding its Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Carson City Community Center. Just the idea of a concert in Carson City is exciting enough, but it gets even better because this musical event will cost audiences absolutely nothing except a little time and effort getting there. Admission is free.

Positions open on Carson City committees

Carson City has seven commission and committee positions open. The Cultural Commission, which advises the Board of Supervisors on arts and culture, has one position open for a term ending in December 2023. The commission meets at least quarterly and members should be willing to make a commitment of up to 10 hours a month. Applicants must be Carson City residents.

Walton’s recognized as Funeral Home Partner of the Year

Walton’s Funeral and Cremations has been recognized by the Nevada Donor Network as Funeral Home Partner of the Year. Walton’s was honored with this recognition for the third time on Nov. 7 at the Peppermill Casino. The annual award ceremony, Hope Dinner, is dedicated to honoring the donation partners of Nevada Donor Network that assist in the promotion of donation and transplantation.

Andersen Ranch developer to look at traffic for Carson City project

More than a 100 people showed up to a meeting hosted by the developer of a new housing project proposed on a portion of Andersen Ranch. Michael Railey, planning manager, Christy Corp., held the meeting Thursday evening at the Carson Nugget Casino Hotel after some people were turned away from an earlier meeting organized by Maxine Nietz, a neighboring homeowner, because the conference room inside the Carson City Library quickly filled to capacity.

Saturday, December 7

Senior menus for the week of Dec. 9, 2019

Note: Menus for week of Dec. 9 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive: MONDAY: Manicotti with meat sauce, broccoli, sliced pears, whole wheat roll, brownie

Paul Rubrecht

Paul Scott Rubrecht, 70 of Carson City, passed away on December 5, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Saints, 49ers clash with top NFC seeding in the balance

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees and the Saints are ready to up the ante. A third-straight NFC South title has been wrapped up. Next on the list is a second straight No. 1 overall playoff seed in the NFC, a goal New Orleans (10-2) can get closer to accomplishing on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers (10-2) visit the site of their last Super Bowl appearance.

Carson City Road Report for Dec. 9-15

The following information applies to the period of Dec. 9-15: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Titans, Raiders headed in opposite directions

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders are moving in opposite directions heading into a stretch run. The Titans (7-5) have won five of six games since switching to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, turning a mediocre season into a promising one headed into Sunday’s game against the struggling Oakland Raiders (6-6), who are one game behind Tennessee in the race for the final wild-card spot.

Photo gallery: Silver and Snowflakes

The 31st annual Silver & Snowflakes took place Friday night at the Capitol in Carson City.

Rural Nevada Development Corporation leverages $17.2 million in small business loans

For more than 25 years, rural Nevada business owners have benefited from a small but powerful alternative lender — the Rural Nevada Development Corporation. Based out of Ely, the nonprofit development corporation maintains one rural office, and quietly offers a multitude of lending products; home repair and weatherization, down payment assistance and small business lending are all part of the portfolio.

Roger Diez: Will Formula 1 champion jump ship?

Lewis Hamilton ended the season in a fitting manner for his sixth championship season, taking the pole and winning the season finale in Abu Dhabi in convincing fashion.

Navy vet’s ashes destined for sunken Pearl Harbor battleship

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment.

Friday, December 6

Mark Dixon

MARK T DIXON, 67, of Carson City passed away November 29, 2019. Arrangements are in care of The Neptune Society, (775) 825-5875.

Lieselotte Gonsalves

Lieselotte Gonsalves, 96 of Minden passed away on December 2, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations. 888-6800

Samuel Broyles

Samuel Broyles, 71 of Carson City, passed away on November 25, 2019 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800.

Robert Wenner

obert "Bob" Wenner August 1, 1954 - November 21, 2019

Carson City moves forward with affordable housing project

The Board of Supervisors have chosen an $18 million, 160-unit affordable housing project for six acres of Carson City-owned land on Butti Way.

Sarma: A cabbage roll that is tasty and delicious

I have a deep love of the winter due to the fact that I was born and raised in Montana. One of the draws to relocating to the Carson City area almost 26 years ago was the fact that I was still able to relish all of the seasons. In my opinion, we get to enjoy the perfect balance of winter here in Carson, with skiing a mere 20 minutes away and shoveling kept to a relative minimum (I know it doesn’t always feel that way but, trust me, compared to the shoveling one endures in the great state of Montana, it is minimal).

Bernie Sanders bringing campaign to Carson City

Sen. Bernie Sanders returns to Nevada this week with three stops planned in Northern Nevada, including Carson City. Sanders, I-Vt., will kick off the tour with a town hall in Elko on Sunday. It will be held in the Elko High School at 4 p.m.

Woman flees store wearing 4 coats, 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.

Gather hosts fundraiser for Ron Wood center in Carson City

Gather with Santa Claus for a good cause. Santa will be at Gather, the downtown Carson City restaurant, on Dec. 15 to take photos by TD Photography and to enjoy complimentary cookies by Dana Desserts. A full bar is available, too, but the kitchen will be closed.

There are plenty of miracle foods to follow a heart-healthy diet

While cardiovascular disease may be the leading cause of death in both the U.S. and the world, there are actionable steps you can take to reduce your risk. One powerful and modifiable risk factor is what you choose to eat regularly.

Thursday, December 5

Darlene Mae Contreras

Darlene Mae Contreras, 87 of Carson City, Nevada. Passed away on December 1, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations. 775-888-6800.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for missing 74-year-old

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is attempting to locate James Tickner, a 74-year-old male.

Capital City Community Band performs free concert Sunday

Nick Jacques and the Capital City Community Band will present a free holiday concert on Sunday on the Carson City Community Center.

Churchill County releases name of driver in fatal Fallon crash

The name of the driver who was killed in a three-vehicle crash at Sheckler Cutoff and U.S. Highway 50 on Oct. 29 has been identified as William A. Fausey, 55, of Fallon.

Nevada Supreme Court says newspaper shield law covers digital media

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday that Nevada’s journalism shield law protects digital media as well as print, TV and radio news reporters.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack basketball ripping out hearts

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is knocking opponents out in the first round. The Pack has won four games in a row by an average of 21 points.

Fog, rain and snow for Carson City this weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement ahead of a projected weekend storm and extended a dense fog advisory to Friday morning.

Consort Canzona presents early Christmas music in Carson City

Consort Canzona, a select group of instrumentalists and singers specializing in early music, will present “Something Old, Something New” concerts this holiday season at 7 p.m. Friday and at 4 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church, 3680 Highway 395 (just south of Best Buy) in Carson City. Admission is free, donations welcome.

Fundraiser for Willow Bill in Carson City on Sunday

A fundraiser for Willow Bill is set from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at A to Zen, 1803 N. Carson St. in Carson City

Local caregiver wins national award

Bonnie Croom, 27, an employee of Right at Home, which provides in-home care to clients in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, has been named National Caregiver of the Year, bringing a personal distinction to a local franchise in Northern Nevada.

Wednesday, December 4

‘Accountable’ Wolf Pack pounds Santa Clara, 98-67

RENO —The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has seemingly come back to Northern Nevada a different team.

Maudie Long

Maudie Long July 2, 1927 - November 24, 2019

‘Messiah’ presentations by TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus start Sunday

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents its 14th annual performance of Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” along with seasonal carols.

Cyclist Greg LeMond up for the Congressional Gold Medal

Cyclist Greg LeMond, who was raised in Reno, has been nominated to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto introduced the bill pointing to LeMond’s career not only in cycling but his contributions as an activist, role model and community leader.

Santa Trains steam up Saturday at railroad museum in Carson City

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City launches its 35th year of Santa Train this weekend and tickets are available online and at the museum’s depot.

Area roundup: Carson wrestling starts strong, Dayton boys basketball falls

The Senator grapplers are off to a 4-1 start in team duals after a solid showing at the Earl Wilkins Memorial Team Duals Saturday in Fallon.

Nevada shoppers spent estimated $639 million during last week

The Retail Association of Nevada estimates that Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers spent just under $639 million over the five-day period. Association spokesman Bryan Wachter said more than 1.7 million Nevadans went to take advantage of deals and discounts, buying gifts, decorations and other merchandise.

Nevada Rural Housing awarded federal grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $41,830 grant to the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.

Nevada electronic clearinghouse for commercial drivers goes live Jan. 6

The commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse goes live Jan. 6.

Sexual violence reports spike at University of Nevada, Reno, UNLV

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s two public universities saw significant spikes from 2017 to 2018 in reports of sexual violence, according to annual data going to the Nevada System of Higher Education board.

Multiple charges filed in Carson City standoff

Christopher Conti, 39, faces multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon after deputies responded to his grandmother’s home on Morgan Mill Road on Tuesday.

Sisolaks to officiate over tree lighting in Carson City

Since 1988, the Silver & Snowflakes Festival of Lights has heralded in Carson City’s holiday season. The festival has grown from a simple tree lighting on the Capitol grounds to involving the entire downtown core, attracting thousands.

Tree lighting begins hometown Christmas

It’s been to look like Christmas, all around the city and valley. With the arrival of the 50-foot white fir tree that was delivered last week, city of Fallon crews began standing the tree up behind the Maine Street fountain, stringing 10,000 lights and preparing the tree with a festive look of red garlands.

Tickets remain for ‘A Ceremony of Carols’

The Churchill County High School Music Department presents “A Ceremony of Carols; A Christmas Celebration” on Friday and Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night.

LEAD On focuses on leadership

The founder of an organization that offers advice and bridges stories of success to high-school students spoke before the Churchill County Commission at its Wednesday meeting.

Local Grange member attends National Grange Convention

National Grange Patrons of Husbandry chose Local High Desert Grange member Lorri Freeman to attend this year’s annual National Grange convention in Bloomington, Minn., from Nov. 1-10.

SYFL teams dye fountain

Nov. 25 was a great day for the community’s youth whose teams participate in the Sierra Youth Football League. The FallonYouth Football League Bandit cheerleaders took a first place award, and the Maverick, Freshman and Collegiate football teams each won team championships. The teams dyed the Maine Street fountain green, and afterward, Mayor Ken Tedford introduced each youth and the city threw the teams a party at the City Hall courtyard.

Oh good grief, Watson has gingivitis

Watson here and recently I found out I have gingivitis. OK, that sounds awful but, lots of dogs and cats have the condition. Mom noticed that my gums were bleeding when I was chewing on a stick. She thought I had scraped them with the wood. Boy, was she upset when the truth came out.

DMV relocating Fallon office to Stillwater Plaza

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is relocating its current Fallon location for a new field services branch office in the Stillwater Plaza, the agency announced Tuesday.

Fallon Churchill Volunteer Fire Department wins First Responders of Churchill County Holiday Food Competition

The First Responders of Churchill County Holiday Food Competition assembled at Walmart on Sunday.

Wreaths still needed for remembrance day

With 10 days remaining before this year’s Wreaths of America remembrance at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial and the Churchill County cemeteries, organizers said donations are still needed to ensure every veteran’s resting spot has a wreath.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

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

Churchill County School Board honored

The Nevada Association of School Boards presented its 2019 Awards on Nov. 23 at their annual conference and banquet in Reno.

Toys for Tots enters the homestretch

The local Toys for Tots program is entering the home stretch as volunteers, members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and Marine retirees gather gifts for the area’s children.

Be a Santa to a Senior kicks off in Carson City

Home Instead Senior Care is once again offering the Carson City community a chance to spread joy to local seniors. Through the Be a Santa to a Senior program, community members can give a senior a special holiday gift. Since the program’s inception in 2003, the Be a Santa to a Senior program has mobilized more than 60,000 volunteers, provided approximately 2.1 million gifts and brightened the season for more than 700,000 deserving seniors nationwide.

Carson City Elks hosting Hoop Shoot on Saturday

The Carson City Elks Lodge is sponsoring the annual Hoop Shoot event for Carson City youth ages 8 through 13 on Saturday.

Tuesday, December 3

Carson City group wants 3rd Street parking lot improvements

The 3rd Street parking lot off Curry Street, home to the Carson City farmer’s market in the summer, may get a bigger makeover.

Dennis William Danforth

Dennis William Danforth July 13, 1938 - November 30, 201

Tod Cline

Tod M Cline Aug 26, 1957 ~ Nov 19, 2019

Robert "Ben" Walker Jr

Robert "Ben" Walker Jr

Joe Santoro: Does the Fremont Cannon matter anymore?

Mackay Stadium looked and felt like the set of a cheap horror movie on Saturday.

Carson High football puts nine on all-Sierra League team

Carson High football had two athletes earn Northern 4A all-region honors Monday and nine players pick up all-Sierra League honors.

Carson High girls basketball returns experience and dreams of postseason

Expectations are set for the Carson High girls basketball team this season.

Nevada tribes awarded $5.4 million in EPA grants

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has issued 44 grants totaling nearly $5.4 million to 16 Nevada Native American tribes.

Andersen Ranch developer holds public meeting in Carson City

The developer of the proposed residential development on Andersen Ranch is holding a public meeting to discuss the project.

PRSA Sierra Nevada Chapter launches Better PR podcast

RENO — The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced the launch of its first podcast, Better PR this week. The first three episodes are currently available on the chapter’s website at and will also stream on popular podcast platforms, including Spotify and Apple Podcast in the future.

Wrightslaw Conference to help parents understand rights, prepare for IEPs

RENO — The Ward family story began in California, where they were living when three-year-old Brianna Ward was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum. Upon receiving the diagnosis, her father Allan Ward worked very hard to get resources for her, including an Individualized Education Plan and learning what he needed to do as an advocate for his daughter in those most critical years before Brianna even entered the school district. But then the family moved to Nevada where things were handled differently.

Carson City Fire Department conducting burns in Vicee Canyon

The Carson City Fire Department is conducting wildland fuels reduction prescribed burn operations in Vicee Canyon in the Timberline area on Tuesday. Burning operations will occur on a 24-hour basis and will be manned with trained firefighters for the duration.

Geology Club holds rock, gem and fossil sale at Western Nevada College

The public can start or grow a rock collection through the Western Nevada College Geology Club’s fourth annual free Gem, Mineral and Fossil Sale that runs from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Bristlecone Building lobby.

Volunteers give back at Thanksgiving

Fallon’s American Legion Post 16 and its volunteers bring cheer to the community’s senior citizens during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Services conducted for nine veterans

FERNLEY — Military services were conducted for nine veterans on Nov. 21 at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Monday, December 2

Kay Bickel

Kay Bickel, 72, died November 27, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Gary Allen (Sam) Bradley

Gary Allen Bradley ( Sam ) 1939 - 2019 Sam Bradley passed away peacefully November 24, 2019,after a long battle with kidney failure, he was 80 years old. Born in Fallon in 1939 to Kirn and Verna Erb Bradley he was raised with his brother Ron on the family property in the Old River District.

William (Bill) Deal

William A. (Bill) Deal June 8, 1929 – November 29, 2019

New director named for Nevada prisons

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Charles Daniels, who retired from a long career in the federal corrections department in 2016, as the new director of Corrections in Nevada.

Woman with bloody nose answers door, arrest follows, 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.

Carson City murder from 1995 gets new trial date

District Judge Todd Russell on Monday set trial for Peter Quinn Elvik for May 5. He scheduled a minimum of 10 days for the trial in the now-23-year-old murder case.

Mountain West rankings: Air Force ‘had something special going on’

The second best team in the Mountain West will not take part in the conference title game on Dec. 7.

Caroling and food and drink specials to be featured

The downtown restaurants and bars will be welcoming you with specials chosen just for this special evening. Be sure to visit the following locations to sample the evening drink or food specials. Battle Born Social — Serving So Juicy’s cold pressed Hot apple cider for children and Jingle Hot Cider w/Cinnamon Whiskey for the adults

Carson City groups participate in Giving Tuesday

Carson City is celebrating the Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. The worldwide event started in 2012 sets aside the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to donate online to good causes. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada says donations help it keep the lights on and provide programs and activities.

Potential Carson City School District purchase on Snyder appraised at $4.1 million

The Carson City School District has received its appraisal for 1600 Snyder Ave., Superintendent Richard Stokes reported to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

The joy of holiday giving – Share your food

Although charitable non-profits put out a call for donations all year long to fund their various causes, the biggest donations come during November and December when those who are fortunate are likely to give to the less fortunate during “the season of giving.”

Carson Nugget brings new tradition to annual holiday event

The Carson Nugget has started a new holiday tradition. The first gift of the Christmas season will come early on Dec. 6, St. Nicholas Day, as children are invited to adopt a stuffed animal as part of the Silver & Snowflakes Festival of Lights celebration.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

The magic couldn’t happen year after year without the great teamwork by the Nevada State Buildings and Grounds Division crew who string thousands of lights to be able to create the wow factor we have come to expect at the annual Silver & Snowflakes Festival of Lights.

Lights are important part of the holiday tradition

Throughout the centuries, light has been the central theme of the holiday season, no matter the religion. The tradition of lighting ceremonies can be traced back to the pagan era.

The 1-minute impression workshop

Do you ever wish you said something you could take back? Have you had an opportunity to impress someone with your breadth of knowledge only to fall short? Do you have an upcoming meeting upon which your future depends?

CC Symphony brings musical joy to holiday event

The first Holiday Treat Concert was held at the community center in 1984, a tradition as beloved today as it was when introduced 36 years ago by David and Elinor Bugli. Since then, they have added even more musical offerings to usher in the season.

369 voices to sing songs of the season

The stars of the Silver and Snowflakes Festival of Lights are the children and the teachers who prepare them for the annual holiday event. This year, 369 children from nine area elementary schools sing the songs of the season. The most poignant song continues to be “Silent Night, Holy Night” for the kids have added sign language to include the hearing impaired.

Nevada casino workers talk of snuffing out second-hand smoke

LAS VEGAS — Teresa Price was 22 when became a table-games dealer in 1978 on the Las Vegas Strip. At that time, cigarette and cigar smoking was allowed nearly everywhere — offices, restaurants, grocery stores, airplanes, even hospitals. Casinos were no exception. Today, nearly all workplaces in Nevada have gone smoke-free, but casino employees such as Price still work in smoky environments.

Emergency communications contracts go to Carson City supervisors

The Board of Supervisors will consider several large contracts Thursday. A 10-year, $5.1 million agreement is back before the supervisors after first being discussed in May, when staff was directed to make some changes to it.

Festivities extended through Saturday with free train rides at Mills Park

Today’s children are as excited as the kids of yore to be able to ride a train. And, to ride the train as the Grinch’s special guest will create warm memories for life.

Recapture the Magic of Christmas: Silver & Snowflakes is Friday, Dec. 6

For some, December is bah humbug time; however, for many, the magic surrounding the holidays continues as we remember the time when we couldn’t wait until Christmas day or the first day of Hanukkah to finally arrived.

Sunday, December 1

Carson City’s FISH starts program aimed at stable careers

Friends in Service Helping in Carson City is all about giving a hand up, not a handout, but now it wants to go a step further.

Empty Bowls, fundraiser for Carson City’s FISH, coming up

A granddaughter creates a snowman in a blizzard with her grandfather. Out-of-town visitors walk in for the first time and paint bowls for the fun of it. Community members end up trading bowls and enjoying the meal they had in them but remembering there are still more needing ongoing food.