Stories for February 2019


Thursday, February 28

Hamlin comes back from ACL injury to lead Wave

In the late summer of 2017, Kenna Hamlin heard her right knee pop during a soccer scrimmage. She didn't step on the field again, nor the basketball court or lacrosse field during her junior year.

Fern Daphne Hayward

Fern Daphne Hayward was born in Shiloh, Arkansas to Alton and Gladys Gentry. A longtime resident of Modesto, CA, she worked as an Avon Representative for many years.

Shirley Johnson Smith

Shirley Johnson Smith was born July 28th, 1925 in Flint Michigan. She was one of 5 children. Shirley married Ernest E. Smith on June 20th, 1942 in North Carolina right after Ernest completed some of his Marine Corps training.

Barbara Ann Cupp

Feb 1, 1945 - Feb 22, 2019 Barbara was born in Woodlake, California, in 1945. Barbara is survived by her husband Travis, of Carson City, son Charles Bunce of Reno, and daughter Renee Jones of Carlin, NV, son Dennis Bunce of Laramie, Wyoming and daughter Amber Cupp of Carson City. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

David M. Hampton

David M. Hampton (b. 7-23-43) came into this world as the second child of William E. Hampton and Henrietta M. Jensen at Albany, California. He grew up in Walnut Creek until age 14 when his family of three brothers and three sisters moved to Tahoe City in 1957.

Dr. Sandra Arnold Woodruff, DC.

Dr. Sandra Arnold Woodruff DC., 72, Chiropractic Physician passed away January 19, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. “Sandie” was born in Chicago, Illinois to Jean Mary and Dr. Lee E. Arnold, while her father was a student at the National College of Chiropractic

County officials back diesel tax bill at Nevada Legislature

A parade of local officials turned out Thursday to support the bill allowing Nevada’s smaller counties to put a nickel a gallon tax on diesel fuel to pay for roads.

Linda Lee Cummings

November 18, 1936 ~ February 26, 2019

Woman held for cutting boyfriend, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY • At 6:05 p.m., Hailey March, 25, was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop at 10th and South Nevada streets. She was a passenger in the vehicle and a small amount of meth and a pipe were found inside. She was charged with possession and possession of paraphernalia. Bail was set at $3,500.

Joe Santoro: Nevada vs. Utah State means something

The Nevada Wolf Pack and Utah State Aggies men’s basketball teams will play their most meaningful game against each other this Saturday in Logan, Utah since the 2009 Western Athletic Conference tournament title game at Lawlor Events Center.

Doris L. Winne

Doris L. Winne peacefully left us during the quiet and pristine beauty of a heavy swirling snowstorm on Tuesday morning February 5, 2019. It was a magnificent and peaceful image; a shimmering flurry of feathery snowflakes appearing as a host of angels lifting her up for her next journey…

Carson High softball looks to be strong again

The Carson High softball team remains undaunted when it comes to having high expectations in what again is expected to be a tough Northern 4A Division.

No. 12 Nevada Wolf Pack roll past UNLV, 89-73

RENO — The Fremont Cannon might still be down in Las Vegas but the best college basketball team in Nevada resides in Northern Nevada.

Wednesday, February 27

Marv Young

Marv Young, age 73, of Carson City, NV passed away on February 25, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home.

School board hears of potential general fund reduction impacts

Determining where Carson City School District will stand this year financially remains hazy without any hints as to which funding model the Legislature will direct districts to use, trustees heard again Tuesday night.

Nevada lawmaker set to revive brothel ban debate

Nevada’s legal brothels are holdovers from the state’s Wild West past that draw customers and the curious to the rural areas where they are scattered.

Nevada more prepared for recession, state officials tell NNDA

Three experts told the Northern Nevada Development Authority on Wednesday the state is in much better shape to handle a recession than when the great recession hit in 2007. Bob Potts of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Hassan Azam of the Reno Tahoe International Airport and John McGinness of the Atlantis hotel-casino addressed a crowd of almost 100 at the Casino Fandango.

$250 reward for info on vehicle burglary suspect

Secret Witness is offering a reward of $250 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted for questioning relating to a burglaries of vehicles in Carson City.

Linda Lee Cummings

Linda Lee Cummings, 82, passed away on February 26,2019 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

The Federal Reserve approach to its balance sheet

The Fed delivered its semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress last week. The report recapped the events of late 2018 and reiterated the Fed’s intention to “…be patient as it determines what future adjustments to the federal funds rate may be appropriate to support the Committee’s congressionally mandated objectives of maximum employment and price stability.”

John Mark Joncas

John Mark Joncas, age 82, passed away on February 21, 2019 at his daughters home in Gardnerville NV surrounded by family.

Community sports: Silver State Gymnastics continue to shine

Carson City’s Silver State Gymnastics continued to have success at the Deltchev Classic this past weekend in Reno. The event was hosted by 1980 Olympic gold medalist Stoyan Deltchev, so the meet was well attended.

Carson High robotics team wins state title

The Carson High School robotics team Cyber Mafia was crowned state champions at the Nevada State FIRST Tech Challenge Championship held Feb. 9 in Las Vegas.

Carson City students to promote digital learning at Legislature

In celebration of National Digital Learning Day on Thursday, state officials at the Nevada Legislature will recognize and introduce students from Carson Middle School (CMS) and Eagle Valley Middle School (EVMS) at 11 a.m. on the Senate floor and 11:30 on the Assembly floor for their efforts in infusing technology as part of their daily educational experience

Black History Celebration to honor AG Aaron Ford today at 4 p.m.

The Democratic Men’s Committee of Carson City will host a Black History Celebration on Wednesday in the banquet room of La Santaneca pupuseria, 316 E Winnie Lane, near San Marcos Grill in Carson City.

Families, officials celebrate first phase of Dayton housing

Hector Roque and Jessica Ruiz’s kids were filled with glee trying to decide where to put their swingset in their new backyard.

Tuesday, February 26

Judge rules Fallon man still incompetent to stand trial

A Fallon man charged with a July murder will continue to receive treatment at Lake’s Crossing in Reno until doctors deem him competent to stand trial, Tenth District Court Judge Thomas Stockard ruled Tuesday.

Wynn Resorts fined $20M over sex allegations

LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling regulators fined casino mogul Steve Wynn’s former company a record $20 million on Tuesday for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year ago.

Buil “Bill” Howard Manning

January 7, 1925 ~ February 22, 2019 Buil “Bill” Howard Manning, age 94, passed away at his home in Carson City, Nevada on Friday, February 22, 2019, of natural causes.

Donna Joyce Leaton

Beloved daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, Donna Joyce Leaton, 67, died January 12, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. She was struck by a drunk driver while walking across a crosswalk.

$250 reward in Carson City stolen credit card case

Secret Witness is offering a reward of $250 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the fraudulent use of a stolen credit card in Carson City.

Joe Santoro: No rest for the weary Wolf Pack

The real Eric Musselman has finally showed up at Nevada.

A tale of missing ears and tails

Watson here and I could hardly believe my ears when I heard about the way some dogs are altered for the Westminster Dog Show. In the last 100 years or so, cropping (ear cutting) and docking (tail bobbing) have been performed for cosmetic purposes. Ouch! I have soft floppy ears and a big beautiful otter tail that I love to wag.

Discover Death Valley’s scenic wonders (part 2)

While luxurious places like Inn at Furnace Creek make a stay in Death Valley rather civilized, the area’s real attractions are more natural.

Elko pulls away to win Northern 3A regionals

RENO — Fallon’s scrappiness and never-die attitude won over both crowds Saturday, but Elko’s experience and its downtown 3-point shooting gave the Indians its 17th straight win over Fallon and this year’s title in the 3A NIAA Regional Boys Basketball tournament at North Valleys High School.

Commissioners uphold planning commission decision

After a half hour of discussion in a public hearing, Churchill County commissioners unanimously upheld Feb. 19 the recommendation of their planning commission to deny a special use permit to operate a home-based business for pallet recycling.

Fallon girls wins 3rd straight 3A Regional title

RENO — A lead start to finish … a mild scare after halftime … and 73 consecutive wins over 3A opponents.

Best of Fallon 2019 – a few changes coming

Whether you have noticed the announcements or not, our annual Best of Fallon contest will begin March 1. While there will not be huge sweeping changes for this year, there will be a few minor tweaks that I wanted to explain here.

WNC-Fallon News & Notes: April 5 Fundraiser to support Fallon Campus

Show your support of the WNC Fallon campus by attending the Friends of Western Benefit Fundraiser on Friday, April 5 at the Fallon Convention Center.

DEA executes search warrant on doctor’s office

Law enforcement officers from Northern Nevada executed a search warrant at a local doctor’s office Thursday morning because of an ongoing investigation looking into overprescribed controlled substances.

NHP increases emphasis on ‘Move Over Law’

The Nevada Highway Patrol is increasing its enforcement efforts of the “Move Over Law” throughout Nevada, including the rural parts of the state.

Sammy Miller and the Congregation play in Fallon on March 9

Sammy Miller and the Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people.

Dancers represent varied backgrounds

The 12th annual Dancing with the Stars returns March 16 for a 7 p.m. performance at Churchill County High School’s Elmo Dericco Gym,

Kenneth Robert Taylor

Kenneth Robert Taylor , 65, of Las Vegas, passed away on Tuesday,, January 22, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Hites Funeral Home, 702-568-1747.

Monday, February 25

Nevada lawmakers hear arguments on assisted suicide bill

Nevada lawmakers are once again considering legislation to allow terminal patients to kill themselves with medication prescribed by a doctor.

Darlinda “Ruby” Jennings

Darlinda “Ruby” Jennings, 72, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019. Arrangements are with Simple Cremations.

Louise Kerr

Renowned artist, Louise Kerr, 93, peacefully passed away in her Virginia City home with her family by her side.

Patricia Louise (Irwin) Smith

Dec 10, 1944 - Feb 17, 2019 Patricia Irwin Smith passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 17, 2019 in Carson City, NV at the age of 74. She was born December 10, 1944 in Hanford, CA to Venoid and Audrey (Stone) Tolbert.

MW rankings: Pack on top, games get meaningful

Mountain West men’s basketball is finally getting interesting and meaningful.

Charlotte Nadene Schupbach

Charlotte Nadene Schupbach, 83, passed away on February 22, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Alfred (Pat) Patterson

Alfred (Pat) Patterson went to be with the Lord on February 21st.

Sandra Kathleen Bonsteel

Sandra Kathleen Bonsteel, age 83, passed away peacefully Friday, Februay 22, 2019. Sandra was born September 2, 1936 in Clawson Michigan. She was the 6th child of 12 children born to John and Lucille Bonsteel.

Nevada falls to 12th/13th in polls

RENO — The 25-2 University of Nevada men’s basketball team is ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll and No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches poll released on Monday.

Carson High cheerleaders take third in the nation

It’s appropriate the Carson High cheerleaders showed the attributes of John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success when it came to the reward they earned.

Albert Ernest Neudauer

Albert Ernest Neudauer, 89, of Carson City, Nevada passed away February 16, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is caring for his arrangement, 775-882-4965.

Dona Belle Neudauer

Dona Belle Neudauer, 87, of Carson City, Nevada passed away February 1, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley cared for her arrangements, 775-882-4965

Richard Michael Walsh

Richard Michael Walsh, 72 of Carson City passed away on February 21, 2019 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Debra Nichole Millim

Debra Nichole Millim, 34 of Reno, passed away on February 17, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Nita Louise Lovett

Oct 12, 1936 - Jan 21, 2019 Nita Lovett was laid to rest in the family plot with her dog Johnny on Saturday January 27, 2019 in Genoa, NV.

Barbara Ann Cupp

Barbara Ann Cupp, 74, of Carson City, Nevada, Passed away on February 22, 2019 and is in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, (775) 888-6800.

Sunday, February 24

Carson City School District awaits word on education funding model

Carson City School Board members and administrators are keeping a watch on potential changes to Nevada’s education funding formula expected from the state Capitol, but planning for future impacts remains challenging.

Saturday, February 23

No. 6 Nevada Wolf Pack knock off Fresno State, 74-68

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack brought out the best in the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday night. But it still wasn’t good enough to beat the No. 6 Wolf Pack.

Sierra Lutheran boys basketball team falls in regional semifinals

Sierra Lutheran boys basketball team dropped a 60-39 game to Wells in the 1A Regional semi-finals on Friday at Wooster High School.

Wave pulls off a fourth-quarter miracle: Fallon rallies to defeat Lowry in OT, 72-68

RENO — Down but not out and buoyed by the opposing team’s band’s playing the Rocky movie theme, the Greenwave boys basketball team fought with their backs to the ropes to their come-from-behind win in the 3A NIAA Regional Tournament.

Friday, February 22

Dayton resident, WWII veteran turns 100 Sunday

World War II veteran and Dayton resident Everette Furr turns 100 Sunday, the celebration might be quiet but time-honored with fond memories of his military and personal achievements.

Douglas girls fall to Reno in Northern 4A semifinals

They came. They tried. They fell just short.

Real estate open houses for Feb. 23-24

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Plasma, blood donors needed to help Carson City student with encephalitis

On Feb. 14, William Strange, 10, gave the nurses at Carson-Tahoe Cancer Resource Center something sweet — their own Valentine’s Day cards. In return, they surprised him with a LEGO City play set, and it made his entire morning.

Terry Potter

Terry Potter, age 70, of Carson City, NV passed away on February 20, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home,

Assisted suicide bill set to come before Nevada lawmakers

The debate over physician-assisted suicide is expected to return to the Nevada Legislature on Monday, less than two years after the measure failed to become law.

CHS girls fall; Falcon boys win league title

The Carson High girls basketball team stayed within range of high-powered Reno High for one half before the Huskies took control in the second for a 65-36 win in the first round of the Northern 4A playoffs on Wednesday in Reno.

Black History Celebration to honor AG Aaron Ford

The Democratic Men’s Committee of Carson City will host a Black History Celebration on Wednesday in the banquet room of La Santaneca pupuseria, 316 E Winnie Lane, near San Marcos Grill in Carson City.

Prison investigating apparent inmate suicide

Prison officials are investigating an apparent inmate suicide at Southern Desert Correctional Center 30 miles north of Las Vegas.

Thursday, February 21

Celeste M. Pierce

Celeste Pierce (Crnkovich), age 62, passed away on February 18, 2019 in Reno, NV after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer.

Aztecs teach Pack a valuable lesson writes Joe Santoro

Eric Musselman got out-coached Wednesday night at San Diego State. The Wolf Pack players got out-played. The Aztecs were clearly the best team at Viejas Arena.

John Etchamendy

John Etchamendy entered into New Life on February 5, 2019, just 2 months shy of his 50th wedding anniversary. John was surrounded by his wife Judy and daughters Gayle and Lynn. The world has lost one of its sweetest, most gentle souls. John was a lover of life and when asked, “How are you?” would often answer, “If I was any better, I’d be twins!”

Manuel Cuellar Jr.

August 1, 1937 - February 17, 2019 Sunday, February 17th, Manuel Cuellar Jr. left his home on earth to be with the Lord.

DEA executes search warrant on doctor’s office in Fallon

FALLON — Law enforcement officers from Northern Nevada executed a search warrant at a local doctor’s office Thursday morning because of an ongoing investigation looking into overprescribed controlled substances.

Officials: Suspect in Tahoe City homicide committed suicide

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man in Tahoe City Saturday, died in an apparent suicide, authorities said.

Hardesty: Changes needed in funding judicial branch

Supreme Court Justice Jim Hardesty told lawmakers on Thursday it’s time to stop funding the judicial branch with Administrative Assessments — essentially traffic fines.

Ted Everett Dailey

Ted Everett Dailey, born Lyman Theodore Dailey, of Wellington, Nevada, passed away on December 27, 2018 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.

Arts Council presents ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Director Kathryn Bigelow’s third movie in the Churchill Arts Council’s Spring Film Series is the 2012 military movie “Zero Dark Thirty” that will be shown Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Nevada lawmakers hear bill on pre-hiring marijuana testing

Business groups on Wednesday voiced concern over a Nevada bill that would ban companies from disqualifying job candidates due to pre-employment marijuana use.

San Diego State stuns No. 6 Nevada Wolf Pack 65-57

SAN DIEGO — With their arena packed for the first time this season, the San Diego State Aztecs rewarded the fans with yet another victory against Nevada, and this one’s going into the record book.

To fry or not to fry?

The Italian word Friggere (pronounced frìg-ge-re) simply means “fry.” So many things are synonymous with being fried … eggs, potatoes, cheese, zucchini, ravioli … wait, what … ravioli???

Wednesday, February 20

CHS girls fall to Reno

The Carson High girls basketball team lost to Reno 65-36 on Wednesday at Reno High in the first round of the Northern 4A playoffs.

Bill seeks to expand Medicaid for senior rural services

The Assembly Health and Human Services Committee is considering legislation that would attempt to provide Medicaid coverage for senior support services in rural areas.

USDA accepting applications for Community Connect grants

The USDA Rural Development program is accepting applications for Community Connect grants. The program helps rural communities extend and expand broadband service.

Sierra Lutheran boys win league title

For the first time in school history, the Sierra Lutheran boys basketball team has won a league title.

NHP ups enforcement of ‘move over’ law

The Nevada Highway Patrol is planning to focus on enforcement of the “Move Over” law.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Not a good idea to almost back into deputy’s car

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 9:35 p.m., a 32-year-old union representative was arrested on a warrant out of the Walker River Township after deputies responded to a report of a car crash at Musser and Curry streets. Bail was set at $160.

Heather C. Milburn

Heather C. Milburn, 61, died February 16, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Raymond Dembroge

Raymond Dembroge, age 67, of Carson City, NV passed away on February 15, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home.

Nevada State Hoop Shoot champion

Macey Stokes, 9, from Fallon is the Nevada State Hoop Shoot champion for the 8-9 year old girl’s division. She has won so far this year at the local and district levels and also at state level. The hoop shoot is sponsored by the Elks Lodge. She is headed to Las Vegas on March 9 to compete in regionals. If she wins there she will advance to Nationals in Chicago in April.

Commissioners submit package to Navy on range expansion

Churchill County Commissioners have submitted their comment letter to the U. S Navy on Draft Environmental Impact Statement the proposed for the Fallon Training Range Complex’s expansion and modernization.

Fallon Paiute Tribe awarded transit grant

The Department of Transportation has awarded the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe a federal grant to support public transit services.

Cold Springs Station Resort: A warm option for Fallon locals

For many, retirement means not having to wake up at the same time each morning and get out the door in time to punch the clock at work. For George and Barbara McNeil, retirement has not afforded them that luxury.

A.J. Horn joins LVN

A long-time Fallon resident has joined the Lahontan Valley News as a Business Development Manager.

Greenwave archery takes 2nd at state tournament

The Greenwave archery team took second in the 12-school National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament in Las Vegas on Feb. 6.

Plans moving along on new concession stand

Helped by a generous donation to build a concession stand at the Churchill County High school field, the school district’s director of maintenance said a new facility could start in early May and be finished by the end of the month.

Annual arts dinner focuses on unique theme

Every summer, the Churchill Arts Council brainstorms on a unique theme for its annual fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Fallon Convention Center.

Wave boys aim for 1st state berth in 30 years

They know the feeling all too well. Call it déjà vu.

Are your genes making you hungry?

Watson here and I’ve been catching up on food research. My mom is always amazed by how much I love food. Who doesn’t love snacks and treats? I decided to find out exactly why I’m such a chow hound.

Death Valley offers breathtaking scenery and plenty of history (part one)

Death Valley is a lot more lively than its name implies.

Lady Wave completes 4th undefeated season

The last time they played in this gym in the postseason, it didn’t end well.

Tuesday, February 19

Bill seeks tribal consultation in Nevada issues

Yerington Paiute Tribe Chairman Laurie Thom announced last week during Nevada Tribes Legislative Day she and Assemblywoman Sarah Peters, D-Washoe, are collaborating on a bill draft request calling for tribal consultation in state and land issues.

Students invited to Legislature’s table

Pyramid Lake Junior/Senior High School students were excited at their opportunity to spend a day at the Nevada Legislature on Feb. 12 and watch their state government in process and speak with their representatives about issues of concern to them.

Eagle Valley Women’s Club seeks members

Eagle Valley Women’s Golf Club would like to invite all interested women to join them for their 42nd year of play in Carson City. Opening day is April 10.

Manuel “MAC” Cuellar

Manuel “MAC” Cuellar, 81, died February 17, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Larry Allan Hogan

Larry Allan Hogan, 84, died February 17, 2019 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Vernell Cocanour

Vernell Cocanour of Carson City, NV passed peacefully into the next life at her home on February 18th, 2019.

What the Mountain West needs is love, sweet love, Joe Santoro writes

The Mountain West needs some love. The home of the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has become the conference nobody ever seems to notice.

Red light cameras bill not popular

The legislation that would let local law enforcement issue traffic citations based on images taken by red light cameras got a less than positive reception in the Senate Growth and Infrastructure Committee Tuesday.

Dorothy J Fowler

Vernell Cocanour of Carson City, NV passed peacefully into the next life at her home on February 18th, 2019.

Why did the stock market do that?

The great mystery of stock markets reared its head last week. With no clear driver, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 3 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index moved higher by about 2.5 percent. It was a puzzler. Ben Levisohn of Barron’s explained:

Lorraine Anne Morrow

Lorraine Anne Morrow 89, of Carson City, NV. passed away Feb 8, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Capital City Cremation & Burial Society.

Trump criticizes California over lawsuit against border wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is criticizing California’s lead role in a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Monday, February 18

Douglas boys beat Carson

MINDEN — This rivalry game featured two teams going in different directions, and result that was pretty much determined at the beginning of the second half.

Douglas clinches home playoff game with win over CHS

MINDEN — A goal set before the year began came down to the last 4 minutes, 41 seconds of the regular season for the Douglas High girls basketball team.

Nevada Attorney General Ford joins lawsuit challenging National Emergency

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joined a lawsuit led by California Attorney General Becerra, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday challenge President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.

Carson City Sheriff’s academy offers student-centered approach

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong and the sheriff’s office are paving the way for work-based learning experiences for 22 local high school students through a 10-week law enforcement academy as part of senior project graduation requirements.

Bill introduced on abortion consent

Nevada legislation introduced Monday seeks to change the state’s abortion consent laws and remove a requirement that pregnant women be told about the emotional impacts of having one.

Mark William Lindquist

Oct 03, 1968 - Feb 09, 2019 Mark William Lindquist, beloved father, brother, son and friend passed away at his home in Carson City, NV on Feb. 9, 2019 at the age of 50. Mark was born in Pomona, CA and lived in the Carson/Reno area since the age of 3. He graduated from Carson High School in 1987.

Roland D. Williams (Rollie)

Oct 26, 1929 - Feb 13, 2019 Roland D. Williams (Rollie) passed away on February 13th, 2019, at the age of 89. He was born October 26, 1929, in Bradford, PA, to Roland E. and Gladys (Booth) Williams.

Mountain West Rankings: Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team still rolling

About all that has changed in the Mountain West in recent weeks is the calendar. For the first time this season the Nevada Appeal Mountain West men’s basketball rankings offer no changes from the week before. The top five teams in the conference, led by No. 1 Nevada (24-2, 11-2), were a combined 9-0 last week while the bottom six were a combined 1-10.

Public Utilities Commission: Nevada doesn’t get advance notice of plutonium shipments

Lawmakers were told Monday Nevada doesn’t get advance notice of hazardous material shipments including plutonium until after the fact.

Nevada Wolf Pack sixth in both major college basketball polls

RENO – The 24-1 University of Nevada men’s basketball team is ranked sixth in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches basketball polls released Monday.

Nevada lawmakers urged to support workforce program

Lawmakers made it clear on Friday they support the idea behind the Workforce Innovation for a New Nevada program operated by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Sunday, February 17

No. 7 Nevada wins 10th straight behind Porter’s 14 points

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Nevada relived last season’s double-overtime loss at Wyoming by watching video of fans storming the floor every day for the past week, and even just before taking the court Saturday night.

Bill would eliminate death penalty in Nevada

Legislation that would abolish the death penalty in Nevada was introduced Friday in the Nevada Assembly. AB149 was sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ozzie Fumo and James Ohrenschall of Las Vegas.

Saturday, February 16

Roger Diez: Here’s the skinny on Sunday’s race

The field is set for the Daytona 500, with 40 drivers ready to contest NASCAR’s Super Bowl on Sunday. Two of Hendrick Racing’s young guns, William Byron and Alex Bowman, put their Camaros on the front row last Sunday, and the rest of the field was set according to the finishing order of Thursday’s Duel races.

Friday, February 15

Melba “Lorene” Billett

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, Melba “Lorene” Billett passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at the Highland Manor Retirement Center in Fallon, Nevada at 88 years of age.

Jean Alice Howard

Oct 28, 1920 - Jan 14, 2019 Jean Howard passed away peacefully on January 14, 2019 at the age of 98 in Loa, Utah, with her son, Jim at her side.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signs gun background check law

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed into law the bill designed to cure the flaw in the voter-approved firearms background checks law. He did so after the Assembly gave final legislative approval to the legislation mandating background checks for private firearms purchases and transfers.

Local roundup: CHS-Douglas games postponed to Monday

The Carson High-Douglas girls and boys basketball games scheduled for Friday were postponed due to the weather.

Michelle Walker

Dec 26, 1970 - Feb 12, 2019 Michelle Walker, 48, passed away unexpectedly on February 12, 2019 at her home in Carson City, Nevada.

Esther P Garcia

Esther P Garcia, 88, passed away on February 13, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Bill would raise pay of Nevada Capitol Police

Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, D-Las Vegas, has introduced legislation that would mean a substantial raise for Nevada’s Capitol Police officers.

Thursday, February 14

Marchegger named Gatorade runner of the year, signs with Pack

Sierra Lutheran’s Jared Marchegger has been named as the 2018-2019 Gatorade Nevada Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Marchegger has also signed to run cross country with the University of Nevada men’s cross country team and will run as a freshman during the Wolf Pack’s men’s cross country team’s inaugural season in the fall of 2019.

Nevada lawmakers hear arguments on house arrest bill

Nevada lawmakers have heard debate over a bill that would allow courts to give a defendant credit for time served in house arrest.

Mary Margaret Niebuhr

Harpist Mary Margaret Tobias Niebuhr passed away suddenly January 25, 2019 at the age of 74.

TRPA seeks shoreline plan funds

The head of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency asked lawmakers Thursday for $250,000 to implement the newly-adopted shoreline plan.

Joe Santoro: Muss has dickens of a time with great expectations

Eric Musselman, apparently, doesn’t think we fully appreciate what his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has had to endure this season. The Pack coach, it seems, believes we don’t fully understand the pressures and challenges his team faces every game.

Michael Clarence Cate “Curley”

Michael Clarence Cate “Curley”, 62, passed away Friday, February 8th surrounded by his friends and family in Reno, Nevada. Michael was born March 16th, 1956 to Charles and Lillian Cate in Carson City, Nevada, the youngest of four children.

Jack H. Morris

Carson City - Jack H. Morris passed away at his home in Jacks Valley Sunday morning February 10, 2019. He was born in Cottage Grove, OR on June 3 1926.

John B. Etchamendy

John B. Etchamendy, 78, of Carson City, passed away February 5, 2019. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements, 775-882-4965.

Suspect in fleeing vehicle in Lyon County apprehended

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and Lyon County District Attorney’s Office are seeking help with a case involving a vehicle that fled the scene where a victim was located. Between 6:30 and 7 p.m., on Jan. 1, Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies located a victim on the side of Highway 95 Alternate near Luzier Lane in Yerington.

Recipe: Grain bowls a ticket to mealtime bliss

Grain bowls (or Buddha bowls, as they are commonly called) are a weekday night’s best friend because they’re really about anything you want to put in them. While a traditional Buddha bowl may be vegan (or at least vegetarian), it doesn’t have to be. The only rule is that you incorporate grains, vegetables and proteins you love. Buddha bowls are filling, satisfying and they’re easy to put together using whatever you have in your fridge after a long work day. Also, many local stores carry ready-to-serve grains, so all you have to do is heat and add your favorite ingredients.

Central Banks take a turn

At its first policy meeting of 2019, the U.S. Federal Reserve changed direction. After four rate increases in 2018, Chair Jerome Powell announced interest rates were on hold. Last week, banks in the United Kingdom, Australia, and India followed suit by either reducing rates or cautioning rate reductions were likely, reported Sam Fleming and Jamie Smyth of Financial Times.

Wednesday, February 13

Carol Lynette Davis-Kohler

Dec 12,1960 - Feb 4, 2019 Carol L. Davis-Kohler age 58, was carried by Angels to sit by the Throne of her Lord Jesus Christ on Feb. 4th, 2019. Born and raised in Orange, Ca. she received a bachelor of Science degree in pre med Biology/chemistry from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Ca.

Gun background check passes Senate; Assembly to vote Friday

After two hours of contentious debate, the Senate on Wednesday passed the bill designed to actually implement the voter-approved gun background checks law.

History of African Americans in Nevada Legislature to be on display

The history of African-Americans elected as Nevada assemblymen and senators will be on display Feb. 22 in the foyer of the Nevada State Legislature Building.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: K-9 has field day in arrest

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 11:15 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a vehicle driving recklessly through a field near Highway 50 East. The arresting deputy said he found the truck stuck in mud in a field. The occupants had left the scene but a K-9 tracked them down, following them into Lyon County where both the male and female were discovered and identified by their distinctive boot prints. Roger Hipple, 55, and Joyce Pritchdett were each arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a stolen vehicle after a records check showed the vehicle had been stolen in Reno. Bail for each was set at $10,000.

Donald G. Gurney

Don Gurney, beloved husband of wife Barbara Gurney, passed away on February 6, 2019.

George Grant Elder - AOCS, USN, Ret

Longtime Fallon resident, retired Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman George Elder, USN, passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 15, 2019, with his family by his side.

Local roundup: CHS girls rout Wooster

Even though the Carson High girls basketball team steamrolled Wooster 50-8 on Tuesday at Morse Burley Gum, CHS coach Doug Whisler knows his team will have to play much better in the regular season finale at arch rival Douglas.

Latest storms improve water outlook

Buoyed by early February snowstorms that have dropped upward to 15 feet in the Sierra Nevada, the snowpack and water content are recording numbers not seen since the first two months of 2017 when one storm after another battered Northern Nevada.

Leadership Summit aims to cultivate youth

Designed for and inspired by the young leaders of Churchill County, LEAD Green’s third annual summit will be held Friday and Saturday at Churchill County High School.

McCormick captures 4th state title

WINNEMUCCA — It was the longest six minutes of his life.

Does birth order matter for dogs?

One thing that can always spark a conversation in my family is birth order. Of course, my older brothers always say they are smarter and better at everything because they were born before my sister and me. Thinking about it, I wondered if birth order matters in dogs.

Singer Jetty Rae brings a Valentine’s Day performance to Fallon Thursday

Singer and songwriter Jetty Rae brings her talents to Fallon for a Valentine’s Day performance.

CCHS students place 7th in competition

Two Churchill County High School students placed seventh out of 22 teams representing Northern Nevada, Oregon and Northern California to compete in diesel or automotive technology.

Life at the top for the Lady Wave

DAYTON — The Lady Wave are heading to the postseason ball as the favorites after clinching the Northern 3A girls title Friday night at Dayton.

Tommy McCormick captures second title

WINNEMUCCA — Tommy McCormick wanted to kick off the Greenwave party in strong fashion.

Fallon boys secure second place in league

DAYTON — The Greenwave punched their ticket as the Northern 3A’s second seed to the regional tournament in less than two weeks after handily defeating Dayton on Friday night in boys basketball.

Dooley caps off Wave career with 2nd title

WINNEMUCCA — He may be a heavyweight wrestler but he doesn’t move like one.

Arts council presents Bigelow’s ‘The Hurt Locker’

One of the first movies coming out of the Iraq War is Kathryn Bigelow’s 2008 thriller, “The Hurt Locker” starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse and Guy Pearce.

Lattin Farms extends growing season, increases water efficiency

Rick Lattin and his family, owner of Lattin Farms in the Lahontan Valley, have been farming since 1909. Rick discovered, when sorting through his father’s things, that his grandfather cultivated a relationship with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the early 1940s (then the Soil Conservation Service), as evidenced by a 1942 conservation plan he uncovered. Like a time capsule, the conservation plan is a great reference book for Rick to look into the history of his family’s farm.

Bull sale: A premier event for cattlemen

For 52 years, the annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale has been one of the premier events for the Nevada Cattlemen Association.

Fish in the desert: A visit to Las Vegas’ Shark Reef Aquarium

One of the coolest things about Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium in Las Vegas is standing inside a giant, clear acrylic tunnel surrounded by big, toothy sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and a host of additional deep-sea denizens swimming in a 1.3 million-gallon saltwater tank.

Eating smart: Look for prebiotics on ingredient list

I love nutrition. I love the fact that there is so much to food beyond eating it. And most especially, I love helping people who are interested in maintaining or improving their health through what they eat or don’t eat. There are so many benefits in the foods available to us that science is barely beginning to scratch the surface. As exciting as nutrition can be, it can also lead to confusion trying to sift through the importance of discoveries like antioxidants, phytochemicals, probiotics and prebiotics. These foods can be grouped together in what is known as “functional foods.”

Tuesday, February 12

Nevada Senate panel passes gun background checks bill

After more than seven hours of debate and testimony by more than 100 people, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted to do pass the bill designed to cure the flaw that prevented implementation of the voter-approved background checks law.

Woman, 18, held for domestic battery, 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. MONDAY • At 5:15 a.m., a 27-year-old construction worker was arrested on multiple misdemeanors after a traffic stop at Carmine and Neptune for a burned out headlight and no license plates. The driver was also arrested on suspicion of a suspended driver’s license, no proof of insurance, no registration and an FTA warrant. Bail was set at $1,471.

Farrell Wayne Hurt

Farrell Wayne Hurt died at the age of 56 on February 6th 2019 in Carson City.

Joe Santoro: Lobos never had a chance against Wolf Pack

There are few things so frightening in this world as a bloodthirsty pack of wolves out on the hunt. “You’ve got to be hungry every single day to get better,” Nevada men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman said recently.

Nevada Senate votes ‘no further consideration’ on vetoed bills

The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday no further consideration of the four Senate bills vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval following the 2017 Legislature.

Nevada governor to testify on gun sale background check bill

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is expected to testify to state lawmakers on legislation expanding background checks on gun sales and private transfers.

Monday, February 11

Ronald Label

Ronald Label, 79, died February 10, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Matthew David Trask

Matthew was born to David and Dianne Trask in Covina, CA on May 5, 1976. He was raised in Chino Hills, CA. He passed away in his home in Carson City, NV on February 7, 2019.

James “Red” Sumner Jr.

James “Red” Sumner Jr., 70, of Dayton, passed away on February 9, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Robert Lee Flowers

Robert Lee Flowers, 69, of Carson City, passed away on February 8, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Senate introduces background check bill

Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson and Judiciary Chairman Yvanna Cancela on Monday introduced legislation designed to fix the flawed firearms background checks initiative that voters approved in 2016.

MW rankings: Pack’s command performance

The Nevada Wolf Pack is setting school records for domination.

Nevada falls 1 spot in AP poll

Despite a resounding 91-62 win over New Mexico on Saturday, the University of Nevada men’s basketball team fell from No. 6 to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press poll released on Monday.

Local roundup: CHS boys, girls fall; Remer 2nd at state

The Carson High girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 60-50 loss to Damonte Ranch on Friday.

Sunday, February 10

TrèsNoctambule takes Carson City stage for Celtic music series

The Brewery Arts Center’s Celtic Series continues with more familiar faces. Musicians Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor return form Marin County, Calif., and they added a third member to their band to bring TrèsNoctambule to Carson City on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Saturday, February 9

No. 6 Nevada Wolf Pack rolls over New Mexico Lobos, 91-62

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack showed us all on Saturday that revenge is best served quickly.

Roger Diez: Rejoice NASCAR fans, and again, rejoice

NASCAR fans, rejoice! The 2019 season officially begins this weekend, when the green flag waves on Sunday for the Advance Auto Parts Clash. Coverage on Fox Sports 1 begins at noon. Twenty drivers are entered in the non-points race that kicks off the most active and grueling race schedule on the planet.

Friday, February 8

Gun background checks set for hearing at Nevada Legislature

A joint meeting of the Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees is set for Tuesday morning to discus the voter-approved background checks legislation.

Kevin David Welsh

Aug 12, 1948 - Feb 01, 2019 Kevin Welsh, adored husband of Arvilla Agerton Welsh, passed into the arms of the Lord on February 1, 2019 at the age of 70. Kevin was born in Duluth, Minnesota to William and Jeanne Welsh. Oldest (by five minutes) to twin brother Kerry, sister Barbara, brother John, and sister Carolyn.

Cathy Jo Buttner

Cathy Jo Buttner, 50, passed away on February 6, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Robert J. Kelly

Robert J. Kelly, 76, died February 6, 2019 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Martinez-Guzman will face Washoe, Douglas murder charges first

The 36 Carson City charges against Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman were put on hold Friday after prosecutors all agreed the murder charges in Washoe and Douglas counties should go forward first.

Doris L Winne

Doris L Winne, age 90, of Carson City, NV passed away on February 5, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Thursday, February 7

LaVerne Marion Taylor

LaVerne Marion Taylor went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on February 5, 2019, at the age of 96.

Bill seeks collective bargaining for Nevada state workers

Proposed legislation in Nevada would allow certain state employees to engage in collective bargaining. The bill, introduced in the state Senate on Thursday, would require the state to negotiate wages with labor organizations representing state employees.

Sisolak proclaims CTE Month at Carson High

Carson High School senior Sarah Woods is well on her way to becoming a professional portrait and wedding photographer, a career that often comes with costs for equipment. She’ll have less to worry about in expenses for training thanks to the jump she’s had in her education, and she was eager to share that Thursday.

Nevada Highway Patrol warns of phone scam

The Nevada Highway Patrol is warning area residents to beware of a phone scam in which a male caller identifies himself as the state police.

Motion filed to prevent plutonium shipments pending appeal

Attorney General Aaron Ford has filed a motion in federal District Court to prevent future shipments of plutonium to Nevada while his office appeals to the 9th Circuit Court to permanently block future shipments of the radioactive substance.

Dispute over Virginia Range wild horses reignites

Lawmakers were told on Thursday the cooperative agreement with the American Wild Horse Campaign to manage the Virginia Range herd was canceled because AWHC only wanted to handle the birth control program.

Joe Santoro: Caroline makes case for player of the year

Sports fodder ... Jordan Caroline just might be the most dominating player in the Mountain West. Caroline scored 40 points (30 in the first half) in the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 98-82 win at Colorado State on Wednesday night and certainly should now be a serious contender for the conference’s Player of the Year award. “Jordan Caroline, I hope I never have to see that guy again,” Colorado State coach Niko Medved said. “He is something, He is just a monster.

Robert Riviera, Jr.

Robert Riviera, Jr., age 66, of Carson City, NV, succumbed to lung cancer on February 2, 2019 with his loving wife and son by his side.

Microgreens not just for restaurants

This winter season, for the first time, I decided to try my hand at growing microgreens to help maintain a flow of fresh greens throughout the cold season. The results have been rewarding.

Local roundup: Remer advances to semifinals

Carson High’s David Remer is one win away from winning a state title.

Caroline scores 40 as Pack beats Rams

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Jordan Caroline kept Nevada rolling ahead of a showdown with New Mexico in three days.

Wednesday, February 6

Marshall seeks new office to help small business

Gov. Steve Sisolak and Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall are asking lawmakers to create and fund the Office of the Small Business Advocate in Marshall’s office.

Nevada Legislature won’t override Sandoval vetoes

The Assembly on Wednesday read into the record the messages from former Gov. Brian Sandoval explaining why he vetoed 11 bills passed by the 2017 Legislature.

GOP explores options to influence Legislature

With Nevada Democrats controlling both Legislative chambers and the governor’s mansion, leading Republican lawmakers are acknowledging their limited power in this year’s Legislative session.

Community Sports: Golf clubs accepting members

The ninth annual Carson City Senior Invitational Golf Tournament was held Jan. 19 and 20 in Primm, Nev.

Carson City artist kicks off Legislative Exhibition Gallery

Carson City artist Cynthia Brenneman’s fascination with art started at a young age and has never wavered, even as she served her country in the U.S. Navy.

Transient held for cursing at mall, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 12:32 p.m., a 66-year-old transient was arrested on suspicion of trespassing after deputies were called to the Carson Mall for an unwanted subject. The arrest report says that individual has generated “dozens upon dozens” of 911 calls and complaints over the last six months for causing disturbances, trespassing, blocking traffic and being drunk in public. He was reportedly yelling at customers and cursing in the mall. Bail was set at $150.

Richard Badiyo

Richard Badiyo, 75, died January 22, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Tuesday, February 5

Veterans provide a united front at Nevada Legislature

RENO — With the legislature convening Monday in Carson City, the United Veterans Legislative Council (UVLC) will be putting its best foot forward during the 120-day session to present a unified voice for veterans, the military and families.

2 candidates file for Ward 2

Two people filed by the Feb. 1 deadline to seek the Ward 2 Fallon City Council seat currently held by Robert “Bob” Erickson, who is termed out.

VFW Post 1002 recognizes participants in educational contests

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 and its Auxiliary recognized middle-school students for their participation in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest and an Oasis Academy student for his local second-place finish in the Voice of Democracy speech contest.

Elko stops Greenwave in key Northern 3A game

Fallon threw a gala extravaganza, but Elko crashed the party.

Churchill County Middle School Honor Roll

Semester 1 Honor Roll, ending Dec. 21, 2018

Are your New Year’s resolutions slipping?

Watson here and I want you to know I’m sticking to my New Year’s resolutions like a stamp to an envelope. Yep, my main resolution for this year was to make sure my mom and dad stay healthy. I’m making that happen and here are the steps I take every day to keep them on the program.

Commissioners prepare to send packet to Navy

Time is running out for residents who want a final say on the Navy’s range expansion and modernization.

Dooley, McCormick Bros. sweep regionals, aim for repeat state titles

FERNLEY — To no surprise, Fallon’s three horsemen took care of business.

Lady Wave enjoys weekend sweep

The Lady Wave delivered a message to Spring Creek on Friday with cross-county Elko serving as the messenger:

Cyrq Energy vice president to speak at CEDA breakfast

The guest speaker for the monthly Churchill Economic Development Authority’s Business Council breakfast is Monte Morrison, vice president of operations and safety for Cyrq Energy.

Arts council presents Cold War thriller ‘K-19: The Widowmaker’

K-19: The Widowmaker is a 2002 historical submarine film about the first of many disasters facing the Soviet submarine K-19.

The story of Belleville’s brief, fascinating history

In 1877, a year’s subscription to the Belleville Times, the voice of the mining camp of Belleville, would set you back $7.

What’s New @ the Library!

The library is your place to get the latest books, films and audiobooks. It has programming for all ages. Resources are available at the library or can be downloaded from the website. And it’s all free with a library card. It’s the best deal in town and February highlights include:

David Durant Nivens

David Durant Nivens was born on July 21, 1926, in Palestine, Texas, to Claude and Allie Nivens. He passed away on February 3, 2019.

Joe Santoro: Pack dreams the impossible dream

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team no longer simply belongs to Northern Nevada.

Francis (Frank) Marion Watkins

Oct. 22, 1934 - Jan 29, 2019 Frank Watkins of Minden, NV passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Carol, after being married for 63 years.

Bruce Lloyd Bachman

Bruce Lloyd Bachman, 67, of Minden, passed away on January 30, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Robert Riviera Jr.

Robert Riviera Jr., 66, of Carson City, passed away on February 2, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Barbara Irene Huber

Barbara Irene Huber, 84 of Reno, passed away on February 2, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Roslyn Lee Russell

Roslyn Lee Russell, 60 of Dayton passed away on February 2, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

John Paul Yaccarine, Jr.

John P. Yaccarine, Jr., 98, of San Jose, CA passed away peacefully in Carson City, NV on January 27, 2019 with his loving family by his side.

Monday, February 4

Legislature opens for business

The 80th regular session of the Nevada Legislature opened for business on Monday — 45 minutes later than planned in part because of inclement weather in the state capital that by early afternoon closed non-essential offices and sent workers home.

Sportbooks take in $10.78M in bets on the Super Bowl

A total of $145.9 million was wagered on this year’s Super Bowl.

Nevada law enforcement cracks down on distracted drivers

Law enforcement officers statewide are combining efforts for the next three weeks to focus on distracted drivers.

Sisolak shuts down state government in Carson City

Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered a snow day for state workers in Carson City, sending all non-essential state workers home for the rest of the day.

Division to hold foster care training in Fallon Feb. 10, 16, 17

In rural Nevada, many teens and children need a safe, temporary living situation, so Nevada Division of Child and Family Services is looking for devoted families and individuals willing to share their heart and their home by becoming a licensed foster caregiver. Nevada DCFS will be holding foster care training 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 10, 16 and 17 at Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Lake and Tahoe rooms, 801 E. Williams Ave., in Fallon. Attendance for all three days is required for general foster or adoptive applicants.

Nevada Wolf Pack 2019 football schedule announced

RENO — The Nevada football team will face six bowl teams from 2018 as part of its 2019 schedule, which was announced Monday by the Mountain West.

Christine Joan Kennedy

Christine Joan Kennedy, passed away on January 30th, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of The Gardens Funeral Home, 775-423-8928.

MW rankings: Pack running away from league

The Nevada Wolf Pack, it seems, collects more admirers each time it takes the court. The latest member of the Wolf Pack Fan Club is Boise State head coach Leon Rice, whose Broncos lost to the Wolf Pack 93-73 Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

Carole J. Deane

Carole J. Deane, age 88, of Carson City, Nevada passed away on January 30, 2019. Carole was born April 23, 1930 in Miami, Oklahoma.

Local roundup: Remer wins title; CHS girls win

Carson High’s David Remer won the regional title in wrestling at the Northern 4A Championships on Saturday at Hug High.

Nevada moves up to No. 6 in AP and coaches polls

The University of Nevada men’s basketball team moved up from No. 8 to No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press poll released on Monday.

Fallon man sentenced to NSP for attempted murder

A Fallon man was sentenced to prison Jan. 29 for the attempted murder of the Overland Hotel’s owner more than two years ago.

Sunday, February 3

Saturday, February 2

No. 8 Nevada Wolf Pack top Boise State, 93-73 in Mountain West action

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack didn’t need any late-game heroics to beat the Boise State Broncos this time around.

Carson’s Remer wins regional title

Carson High’s David Remer won the regional title in wrestling at the Northern 4A Championships on Saturday at Hug High.

Veterans provide a united front at Nevada Legislature

RENO — With the legislature convening Monday in Carson City, the United Veterans Legislative Council (UVLC) will be putting its best foot forward during the 120-day session to present a unified voice for veterans, the military and families.

Roger Diez: All that was missing from Rolex 24 was the ark

The 57th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was unique. So unique if Noah had been there with his ark, he probably would have won. Not one, but two lengthy red flags halted the race when conditions became so treacherous even rain masters like Fernando Alonso were pleading with officials to stop it.

2019 Nevada Legislature opens Monday in Carson City

The 80th regular session of the Nevada Legislature opens for business Monday with pomp and ceremony as new members of the Senate and all members of the Assembly are sworn in.

Friday, February 1

Carson High wrestlers 3rd after day 1 of tourney

The Carson High wrestling team is on track to meeting its goal as far as how many wrestlers qualify for the NIAA 4A State Championships. And the Senators may finish a little higher than expected in the team standings in the process.

Nevada joins effort to defend Affordable Care Act

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, with the support of Gov. Steve Sisolak, filed a motion on behalf of the State of Nevada to intervene in a federal lawsuit that seeks to defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Nevada is joined by attorneys general from Colorado, Iowa and Michigan in this action.

Constance Jean Koontz

January 14, 1962 - January 10, 2019 Connie was born on January 14, 1962 to Carol Harmon(Koontz) and Richard Koontz in Pontiac, Michigan.Connie was taken from us on January 10, 2019 in Gardnerville, Nevada

Squeeze In to open Carson City restaurant Feb. 28

Squeeze In is opening its Carson City restaurant on Feb. 28. “We are so excited to be announcing the dates for our official grand opening weekend! Thursday, Feb. 28 we are partnering with The Nevada Children’s Museum for our ‘Community Day.’ The restaurant will be open and all of our proceeds with go to The Nevada Children’s Museum! Friday, March 1 is our official grand opening! This will include ribbon-cutting, remarks from city officials and a free champagne toast,” reads a posting on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Bridgette Fawn Barnes

Bridgette was born in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. She lived in Fallon, NV for all of her school years. She moved to Oregon because she had a yearning to be on the Oregon coast. She is survived by her parents, Jack andJoyce Barnes and two adult children, Carl Barnes, 24 and Zoie Barnes, 21 of Fallon. Private services in Oregon.

Max Brown

Max Brown, 83, died January 18, 2019 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Masto introduces bill to protect Ruby Mountains

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nv., has introduced a bill to prohibit oil and gas leasing in the Ruby Mountains.

Ford names second assistant AG

Attorney General Aaron Ford has named Christine Brady as his second assistant attorney general.

Single lane closures next week in Silver Springs

Single lane closures will take place on both directions of U.S. 50 between Onyz Street and Micro Way in Silver Springs will take place next week.